We have arrived safely in Volterra. We were greeted by Aro and Caius and by the way things are going, I don't know when I will have another chance to write to you.
Aro has agreed to allow me to attempt peaceful negotiations whilst Caius is hell bent on bloodlust. I just hope I can do this my way as to avoind un-necessary conflict.
Edward, Bella, Emmett and Rosalie are here with Esme and myself and have declared their loyalties to the Volturi if a war should break out.
It doesn't look promising. I will be honest when I tell you that I fear that many lives are at stake, including all of my family.
If we should not return, our family will not be forgotten as I have written down the stories of all of our lives and have entrusted it's publishing to a close, personal friend.
I must go, it is almost time for me to meet with the Romanians.
Carlisle Cullen, MD