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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!

19. Chapter 19

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Chapter 19

“Thank you so much Jake!” I said as he drove up into my driveway. We had all been quiet in the car ride up. Jake had been enjoying seeing me, while Alex and I worried about Becka and Aaron.

He waved cheerfully before leaving. Before he was gone though, I saw the mask I hated placed on his face. I thought he had gotten better, but I was wrong. He had just been hiding it from me.

“Great, we both smell now,” Alex groaned as we walked to my backyard to wait for the others to return.

He stopped and turned to me with a sly smile. I looked at him curiously. “Bella, you are so dead.”

I looked at him, perplexed. Before I could respond, Aaron put his arms around both of our shoulders and pulled us into him.

“No, I believe you both are dead,” he laughed. Now we both stared at him like he was crazy.

“What did I do?” I demanded.

Aaron laughed again. “Well, you disappeared for a few hours and then came home with the help of a dog. Alex here left me and Becka, and then took the car keys with him. Becka isn’t too happy.”

Alex groaned. I smirked at him before turning to Aaron. “Charlie’s out fishing, so I believe I’m off the hook,” I said smugly. We were in the woods now. Becka was sitting on a tree stump. She glared at Alex before turning to me.

“Tell that to your boyfriend. We came here, and he was pacing around angrily. We had to convince him we got both of you lost so he wouldn’t throw a fit.”

“You met Edward?” I asked. I wondered how they behaved…

Aaron rolled his eyes. “Well, we were polite at least. No one ever said we had to be nice. He went home. I think he’s waiting for you there.”

“How about we all go?” Alex suggested. I turned to him with raised eyes. “I don’t mean to talk to them. I want to do a little snooping,” he added.

“And you need me to do that with you so they can’t catch you,” I asked in a dry tone. They all nodded happily. I sighed and shook my head.

“You’ll blackmail me if I don’t, right?” I knew the answer to that. It would be the same one that it had been when we were all human. They all were going to shout…


I rolled my eyes. “Come here,” I said heavily with a sigh.

They all beamed again and stepped close to me. I put a shield around us all. They all blinked as they experienced the vision changes that happened when they entered a shield. Everything became slightly distorted by the energy flowing around us.

“Let’s go!” Becka said as she grabbed my hand. I was careful not to slip. There was this weird thing we could do, almost like combing powers. If we needed to go somewhere undetected, I would make a force field and she would teleport it, taking us along.

We quietly walked outside the Cullen’s large white house. The shield around us hid us, so I knew that no one would see, hear or smell us.

“Remind me why we’re doing this,” I hissed. I didn’t like sneaking around like this. It didn’t seem right.

Becka replied. “It’s because we need to make sure that they haven’t become suspicious of you. Now shut up and listen!”

I scowled, but obliged. I could hear Edward and Alice talking in the garage. We crept closer, while I fought the urge to become visible and go over to them.

“Something’s been different ever since I came back. She’s changed, but subtly, almost invisibly,” Alice was saying to Edward. I cringed, and the other’s smirked at me. I knew the last comment was funny to them. It would have been to me too, if they weren’t so serious about what they were saying.

“I know,” came a velvety sigh. I relaxed when I heard Edward’s voice. I couldn’t help it. “She seems so much more confident and unafraid. It worries me a little. What if she decides to take things into her hands? I know she hates that we’re all fighting to protect her, but she can’t go off after Victoria on her own.” His voice sounded so worried, that my arms ached with the need to go and comfort him.

“He’s a little late about that, isn’t he?” Alex laughed, and Aaron nodded, cracking a grin. I sighed. It had been fun for him, at least.

“It’s almost like she was changed before we came back.” At that comment, we all froze. I was filled with hope, while the other’s seemed to be filled with dread. Alice went on. “I don’t know if it’s possible, but I think she’s controlling what visions I have of her. I only seem to see her when she wants, and the occasional slip.”

Becka raised her eyes at me. I just shook my head, and mouthed ‘I’ve been working on it.’ Let’s have her try to deal with multiple powers that come from making a shield at only four months old.

“She couldn’t have been changed Alice. You know that. I’m sure that you’re just seeing what you want to see, as well. I’m sure you wouldn’t want to see her making dinner or something everyday,” Edward said calmly.

Their talks drifted off into the subject of hunting, and we moved away. As soon as we were in the forest and on the way to our cabin, still under my shield, Becka turned to Alex.

“You have to make them forget--or at least not notice--all the changes in Bella.” She demanded. Alex nodded.

“What? Why?” I gasped.

“Because, we don’t need them to know about what you are. It’s too dangerous,” Aaron said. There was almost something apologetic in his voice.

I looked at him in confusion. “Why can’t they know? If they at least guess, it won’t get us in trouble, right?”

None of them answered me. Instead, they all looked at each other until Aaron spoke. “I think we need to show her, guys,” he sighed. I looked at them. Becka dug a piece of paper out of her pocket.

“Read it,” she said quietly.