Okay... My first non-SW fic pretty much ever. It's me, so it's a crossover natch. Here's a link to the VPM wiki article. [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vampire_Princess_Miyu]Vampire Princess Miyu-Spoilers within[/link] Let me sum this up for you, basically. VPM is the NJO of the magical girl anime-and I love it! If you want PMs, please let me know, as well. PM LIST Here we go! ***** Chapter One: Flames Volterra, Italy Flames erupted all around the pair. Explosions shook them, causing even the most surefooted of them to stumble. The screams of the dying and stench of the dead wafted through the air, adding to the chaos already permeating the Volturi?s fortress. Jane paid the screams no mind as she led her leader through the dimly-lit corridors. Although the flickering torches weren?t necessary for her to see, they still provided some comfort from the encroaching darkness. ?This way,? she said, turning slightly to glance at her master. ?We should be-? A brick wall slammed into her, knocking the diminutive blood-sucker into the wall and sending shards of stone flying. Her ruby-red eyes looked up at the towering form of Felix, hands clenched. ?YOU MADE ME DO IT!? he screamed, eyes wide. ?SHE DIED BY MY HANDS, AND NOW-? His tirade was cut off by a howl of pain. The Volturi enforcer dropped to his knees and clutched his sides as Jane stared at him. She rose to her feet and brushed her clothes off, her glare boring into Felix. ?Yes, I did,? she spat out. ?How the hell was I supposed to know?? She stepped forward. ?Tell me, Felix. How?? Felix trembled in agony. He slowly rolled to the side? and screamed once more. ?No!? he yelled, scrambling on the floor. He jerked to the side as clawed hands emerged from his shadow, grabbing at his legs. ?Jane, help me!? Jane stepped back from him and turned to the last remaining member of the Inner Circle. ?Master, I believe-? She stopped as she felt something grab her legs. She looked down and saw identical hands emerge from her own shade, this time reaching far enough for feathers to emerge. She held her hands out. ?Master?? She was pulled to one knee and her right leg sank into the darkness. ?Master, help me, please?? The vampire shuffled back before turning and running, his legs kicking up under his robe. Jane struggled, but the darkness soon enveloped her body and soul. ***** Aro spared no time as he flew down the hall. Jane?s death was? inconvenient, but necessary. He had to get away. He had to find them and warn the Cullen?s about them. He had to- A fist struck the Volturi leader in the face, sending him flying back and crumbling to the floor. His hand went to his face? and he found part of it missing, broken off. His nose twitched as he scrambled up to his hands and knees, his glowing eyes glancing down at the stone and eventually his missing jaw. A moan came from the shattered remnants of his mouth. He crawled over to the wall and grabbed onto the stone blocks jutting out, using them to rise back to his feet. Aro looked over at his attacker. He held his skeletal hands out as his attacker raised his arm high, the dewclaw extending from his wrist glinting even in the pale torchlight? The attacker suddenly lowered it and stepped aside, pointing down the hallway to the door at the end. ?Go, he commanded, his beak cutting off the words with a clack. ?What can you possibly do, old fossil? The vampire?s time has gone. Now, it is our time to rule!? Aro paused for a second before summoning his strength and dashing down the hall. His attacker continued to talk and taunt him as he escaped. ?Tell them, Aro! Tell the Cullen?s and the Denali?s and all the other covens and strays that they too shall die! Tell them the name of their new masters, tell them of the Shinma!? ***** Please read and review. Up!