((I think you should Emma!! Doesn't seem like Nicholle's gonna be back for a while :/ Oh, and I'm also modifying my power a bit. Johanna now has to touch someone to read their mind for the first time, but once she's familiar with your "voice" she can find you anywhere...
Alright, here I go!
The Sun was just beginning to set as Johanna walked through the gates of the Volturi's castle. The fading rays of sunshine fell on the fading stone and gave the whole setting an eerie cast. Joha chuckled quietly to herself at the clichéd thoughts running through her head. When the thoughts lost their amusing quality, Johanna remembered why she was walking through these gates in the first place.
After years of wandering aimlessly, 63 years to be exact, Joha had decided to find a purpose. This was a little difficult, you see. She had woken up 63 long years ago in a clearing with no memory of who she was, or had been more importantly, and no idea of what she had become. She lurked at the edges of society and listened with her mind, for she discovered that she could see and hear for miles around. She listened until she remembered how to speak properly and watched until she remembered how to act. But when it came down to it, her thirst overpowered everything. The next thing she knew, she was speeding through small, nondescript towns, killing whenever she felt the thirst that tinged her sight red. Killing was fun at first, she enjoyed the hunt like any other predator, but soon she found out about her other talents.
She found that upon touching someone, she could not only hear the beating of their heart but also the whirring of their mind. She could hear what they were thinking
. It felt natural too. See, with no memory of how she used to live, hearing everything
felt completely old-hat. She became even better at cornering people at the right moment and began to kill more often and less carefully.
She was soon approached by others of her kind who warned her of the Volturi. She had laughed it off at first, foolishly assuming that she was invincible. After listening to stories of people who had watched entire clans wiped out because of similar foolishness, Johanna sobered up a bit. She then began to learn as much as she could from these nomads.
They told Johanna all about their way of life and soon she too began to travel from place to place, controlling where she killed and how often. She also developed a healthy fear of the Volturi, something the other nomads agreed was necessary to survival. But, travelling from one side of the country to the other and back again can get boring after so many years, and that
is precisely why she was here.
After having taken a few steps onto the castle grounds, Johanna stopped and listened. And when she heard no one, she made her way to the entrance of the castle and knocked delicately, hoping someone would open the door and save her the embarrassment of walking in uninvited.
((Wow... I wrote a lot more than I meant to... but yeah, can someone come get me? Johanna's a tad bit scared of the Volturi (I felt that was natural for a nomad) and she needs to get over that fear soon
WHICH I feel like she will because once she reads their minds it'll be all good