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Bella Swan is in a very tight spot. On one side is her coven, the vampires who saved her life. On the other are the werewolves she has come to befriend. She herself is a vampire, but that doesn't change anything-to her. When more and more things start to pile up in Bella's life, will she be able to handle it? Or will she crack from it all and reveal the truth? The sequel to Faker. Banner by the one and only Iris!

So, this is the sequel to Faker! I hope you enjoy this!

11. Chapter 11

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Chapter 11

Aro practically jumped on my hand. He quickly covered my hand with his own. The expression on his face seemed reassuring, but I only felt slightly disgusted. How could he comfort me with those red orbs? All they did was show the violent life he led.

I could see the shock flit across his face, as well as incredulity and doubt. I knew that he never encountered someone like me before.

“That’s different,” he muttered. I had to concentrate not to show my smirk. Of course I was different. I was a vampire who looked like a human, acted like a human (if an impulsive one,) and smelled human. Not even these Volturi could distinguish it.

I looked over at Edward, who seemed a little smug, just like I was. Neither of us showed it one our faces though.

Aro looked all of us over, and then shook his head. “I wonder if she is immune…Jane?”

The little girl came over and smiled happily at Aro. “Yes, master?”

Edward began to snarl. I looked at him in alarm, and Alice grabbed his arm. I grabbed his other arm, but he shook us both off. He was glaring at Jane with such loathing and hate I was surprised she didn’t shrink back.

“I’m wondering if Bella is immune to your abilities,” Aro said, totally ignoring Edward. The other vampires walked over, as if a show was about to start.

Jane turned to us, a delightful smile on her face. I tensed, readying myself for whatever was about to come.

Edward shot himself at her. Alice and I both cried out “Don’t!” But it was already too late.

Before anyone could do anything, he was the ground, writhing in obvious agony. It looked like he was being stabbed a thousand times, but not a sound escaped him.

I looked up at Jane with wild eyes. I realized that whatever she was doing was hurting Edward, and that made my heart constrict.

Before Alice could stop me, I ran in front of Edward, glaring at the little girl. Her eyes widened, as did Aro’s. Jane glared at me, trying to make me suffer the same pain that Edward went through.

I felt Edward put his arms around me, just as Aro motioned for Jane to stop. I was pulled back to where Alice stood. Both she and Edward looked at me in surprise. But I didn’t look at them for longer than a second. I was watching Aro, making sure he didn’t notice the speed with which I moved, the fearlessness in my eyes.

Aro was staring at me with wonder and thoughtfulness. I could see that he didn’t suspect anything of me.

I could almost hear Aro thinking about how great of an asset I could be, and I shuddered. There was no way I was joining him. Edward mistook it for fear, and pulled me closer, not that I minded. I didn’t know how long I had until he remembered how boring and human I was. I had to treasure these small moments I had with him, before my heart shattered again and I went back into, as KJ put it, my ‘downward spiral of depression.’

I closed my eyes, and stopped my analysis of Aro. I could feel his gaze on me still, and ignored it. I wanted to disappear and fade away, back into the nothing I came from. I was going back to it soon enough. Long enough for Alice to take me home and say goodbye one last time.

Instead of commenting me, Aro turned to Edward. “You are very brave to endure that in silence, you know. Very few others can do that.”

Now that it was safe, I opened my eyes again. Aro was looking at Edward with respect, and his face no longer was calculating. It was the cheerful image it had been before.

“So, I suppose we should think of what to do with you all now,” Aro said, looking us over cheerfully.

The three of us froze. This was what we had been waiting for. Now we would get to know our fate.