🔱 These Winged Beasts 🔱
🍷FELIX VOLTURI X FALLEN ANGEL IMAGINE🍷
The Volturi's prized executioner has gone his whole existence without a mate... Up until the moment YOU came crashing into his life, quite literally. But Felix soon learns that your love does not come easily, at least not without a cost. Will he be ready for all of that...?
• fluff; angst; language; mature themes; TW blood/violence
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🔱READER'S POV 🔱
You laugh as you race past Nyx, letting the edges of your wings glide along a cloud bank, the tips disappearing into the white fluff. An answering caw sounds behind you as Nyx hurries to catch up, the crow's wings beating steadily and carrying him towards you. You look over your shoulder to see him shoot you a look of distaste, his beady black eyes regarding you shrewdly.
"Oh, lighten up, Nyx! Have some fun!" you laugh, turning over midflight to lie on your back, letting your wings carry you through the clouds. Nyx caws at you again, and the noise comes out sounding almost like a verbal reproach, a bit of a scoff, really. As you watch, his wings beat faster, and the crow zooms past you, a bit of a smug look in his eyes. He wants to race, then... That was more than alright.
It's not like you'd ever have trouble keeping up with him. You laugh again, turning back over and urging your wings to carry you faster, towards the little speck of black darting back and forth ahead of you. As you fly, you reach out an arm to trail your fingers in the clouds below, letting the warm moisture seep into your skin. A hum of content slips past your lips as your pace steadily begins to slow, and you close your eyes for a moment.
The golden sunbeams tint your closed eyelids a soft red color, the warmth soaking into your skin and creating a feeling of peace within you. You could stay up here forever, amongst the clouds and the birds and the stars... And the sun, with its comforting rays of light that always guided you home, no matter how far from it you were.
As you slowly drift along, a sharp caw sounds to your left, and you open your eyes, turning your head to see Nyx watching you. "I know, I know. I lost, again. But I don't know, I suppose it's nice to just... Float awhile. Live in the moment, breathe it all in." you say. "You're such a dreamer, Y/N. Head always in the clouds." you hear Nyx's voice in your head. You nod, giving the crow a light shrug.
"Better to be a dreamer than a pessimist." you point out, lightly teasing him. Nyx makes a chuffing sound at you, like a scoff. "I'm not a pessimist, I'm a realist." his voice chides you. You give him a grateful nod, reaching out a hand to lightly stroke the top of his head. "I know, you're just looking out for me. Thank you." you murmur. He nods at you, one of his eyes closing in a brief wink.
"One more? Keep up this time, you little sloth." his voice teases you in your head. You stick your tongue out at him, before darting off ahead of him, laughing. His caws sound behind you as he races to keep up with you. This is about the moment when everything as you know it just... Changes, drastically.
One minute, you're flying high amongst the clouds and having the time of your life racing against Nyx. But as you hurl yourself down below the cloud bank in an effort to sneak past him, you nearly collide with a tree. It had seemingly come out of nowhere, and when you look over your shoulder to check for any wing damage, you almost miss yet another tree.
A sharp gasp slips past your open lips as you struggle to regain enough momentum to rise back above the treeline. You're not quick enough; the edge of one of your wings clips the top of a tree, tearing through the grey, ash-colored feathers. You cry out in pain, your hands clenching into fists at your sides as you continue to struggle, your now-injured wings beating hard.
"Y/N! Where are you, what's happened??" Nyx's voice sounds in your head, his tone panicked and full of worry. You let out another cry, darting past more trees, your wings getting caught and torn in the branches. With an ear-piercing scream, you hurl yourself upwards, breaking out of the treeline and back into view of Nyx.
An alarmed caw sounds as he gets a good look at your bloodied wings, but before you can answer him, your vision suddenly begins to tunnel, everything slowly fading out. You can see what looks like a castle in the distance, or maybe a tower of some sort. Gritting your teeth, you ignore Nyx's loud caws and push yourself towards the stone building, your wings slowing down.
An open courtyard appears in your view, and a strangled noise claws its way up out of your throat as the ground slowly rises up to meet you, faster... Faster... No, wait. You're... You're falling...! Nyx's voice is an agonized scream in your head as you crash into the courtyard, hard. You slide past two cloaked figures, your wings creating deep furrows in the ground as you come to a stop in front of a fountain, hitting your head on the stonework.
The last thing you hear before the darkness creeps in is the agonized voice of your companion screaming in your head, along with the startled voices of the cloaked figures. This isn't how it was supposed to be, this isn't how you were supposed to go out...! Not like this...! A weak whimper leaves your mouth as you succumb to the growing darkness.
👿FELIX'S POV 👿
"She could've been a little bit nicer today, that's all I'm saying. I think she takes her job way too seriously." I say, answering Demetri's earlier question. He nods, giving me a light pat on the back. "Yes, well. Do keep in mind Jane's had a bit of a crappy week, my friend. She's entitled to be in a bad mood today." he answers.
I shrug, glancing down at the ground, and that's when I see it. A huge shadow is cast on the grass below, blocking out the sun and getting bigger. Demetri grabs ahold of my arm, tugging hard to get my attention. "Move, now. Something's coming." he says, his eyes focused on the skies above. I follow his gaze to see what looks like... No, it can't be. It's impossible, it has to be, this isn't real.
Hurtling towards us at an incredibly fast speed is what looks like an angel of some kind. From where I'm standing, I'm easily able to hear the whimpering cry that comes out of her mouth before she abruptly slams into the ground, sliding past us and coming to a stop in front of the fountain. Both Demetri and I visibly wince as we hear a sickening crack sound, the sound of this creature hitting her head on the stonework.
Another soft whimper leaves her mouth as her eyes close, and something in me breaks a little at the sight of the state she's in. Her ash-colored wings are mangled and covered in thick black blood, several of the large feathers missing in certain spots. Two deep furrows in the ground lead up to where her wings lie curled behind her, and a myriad of deep cuts are scattered along her arms, her legs, and her face.
I take a hesitant step towards her, and that's when I notice the creature isn't alone. A rather large black crow leaps down in front of the angel's body, staring directly at me with its beady black eyes. It opens its mouth, emitting a loud hissing sound, before cawing at me. If I didn't know any better, I'd say the damned thing was angry with me.
Demetri moves to stand next to me, raising his hand in a sign of peace. "Felix, my friend. That's no ordinary crow. That's..." he begins in a low voice, trailing off at the end. After a few seconds have passed, Demetri speaks up again. "You, there. Are you this poor creature's... Companion? Familiar?" he asks, his attention focused on the bird.
Incredibly, the crow bows its head at my friend, before taking a little hop to the left, still remaining close to the girl's unmoving body. Demetri takes a hesitant step forward, nodding in my direction. "We only wish to help, if we can. She looks to be in pretty bad shape. Please, allow us to help her? Allow him to help her?" he says. The crow hesitates, before glancing warily at me, a knowing look of some kind hidden in its eyes.
It caws at me twice, before stepping aside to let me get closer, albeit a little reluctantly. I can hear Demetri chuckle under his breath, and I lightly elbow him in the side, as I take a few steps closer to the girl, kneeling down next to her. From this close up, I can see much better the full state she's in. Blood continues to ooze out of the wounds scattered all over her body, and I wince as I notice a particularly large gash in her left wing.
"D, this isn't... This isn't going to be fixed easily. She'll need to be kept somewhere for at least a week, in order to be able to heal properly." I murmur. He kneels down beside me, reaching out a hand to lightly trace his fingertips along the curve of one of the girl's wings. I note with some surprise the level of sudden jealousy and protectiveness that washes over me at the sight of him touching her.
He must notice the look on my face, because he pulls his hand away, shrugging. "I... I think it best if she stays with you. You're the biggest and strongest out of all of us. The others will have a hard time getting through you to gain access to her." he murmurs. Deep down, part of me is rejoicing at the thought of being able to help this poor little one get better. But the other part of me is slightly worried about what the Masters will think if they see her.
Almost like he can sense my thoughts, Demetri places a hand on my shoulder. "We keep this between us for now. Anyone who happens to see us will also be sworn to secrecy, on the threat of their life." he reassures me. I nod, reaching forward to scoop the poor girl into my arms, standing up. Almost immediately, the crow flutters up off the ground, landing neatly on my right shoulder, its claws digging in a little.
I have to suppress a hiss of irritation as Demetri and I begin heading back into the castle. Not even five minutes go by, before we pass Jane and Alec in the hallway. The petite blonde raises an eyebrow at me, her eyes going wide. "Explain." she says in a low monotone. Alec eyes us shrewdly, his gaze landing on the crow perched on my shoulder. A hint of a smirk tugs at his lips as the crow tilts its head at him, and he nods.
"Duly noted." I could swear I hear him murmur, his gaze still fixed on the crow. Demetri sighs, running a hand through his hair in frustration. "You understand we have to swear you to secrecy about this. We don't yet know why she chose to fall here. Please. I don't normally ask a lot of you two. Consider this my one." he says in a low voice.
Jane looks a little taken aback for a second, before she reluctantly nods. Reaching out to tug on Alec's arm, her and her brother turn and begin walking in the opposite direction. "Come on, brother. We didn't see anything of importance here." she murmurs, as they disappear around the corner.
Demetri exchanges a look with me, as we hurry towards my room, stepping inside and shutting the door. "Put her on the bed. She's going to need to rest before you can clean her up." he says softly. I lay her down on the huge bed, being careful not to disturb her mangled wings. The crow flies off my shoulder, landing down beside the girl. "No. Absolutely not. You, off the bed. Now." I say firmly.
The damn thing hisses at me, before seating itself next to the girl, nudging its beak against her arm. The little one doesn't even stir, she's still deeply unconscious. "Alright, fine. Stay. Damn bird." I grumble. Demetri shoots me a warning look, shaking his head at me. "Be nice to him. You won't get very far with the girl, otherwise. I have to go, but in a few hours, if she's awakened, do try and give her a bath. She needs it." he whispers.
I nod, letting him take his leave as I sit down at the foot of the bed. Once the door closes behind him, I rest my face in my hands, letting out a soft grumble. How and why this creature decided to come to us was beyond my understanding, but it had awoken something in me, something that had been suppressed for many, many centuries. Could it be possible that this poor girl, this bloodied little angel, was my... My mate...??
A/N: I'm so excited for you all to start this journey with me. This series has been an idea in my head for the longest time, and now that I get to share it with you all, there's no telling where it will lead us. 😊😍 But I know it will be somewhere amazing... 💟