Sam began to explain, in a rush, saying he'd had no choice, shoving another letter into my hands I read it in an instant, dropping it in shock....The note read.
It has come to our attention that the abomination offspring of Bella and Edward Cullen intends to marry one of your own kind. The Volturi cannot allow such a union. So we have decided upon a course of action which we think will be most beneficial to both your pack, and the Volturi. In return for our sparing the lives of you and your entire pack, as well as the human tribe which has spawned it. You will kill the offspring of Bella and Edward Cullen. We will allow your "emissary" Leah to enter, and leave Volterra unharmed to carry us your response. You have seventy two hours to send us your response. If by then we have not been graciously benefited by your "emissary's" presence here in Volterra, the Volturi will destroy, you, your pack, and your tribe.
P.S. Oh and make sure to tell your emissary to us, to not tarry long in Volterra once she has delivered your reply. We cannot garuntee her safety within the city forever.."