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Liar

Summary:
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!


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


20. Chapter 20

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Chapter 20

I looked down, and my eyes widened as I read.

Dear Ms. Rebecca Shazzly,

We wish to send you our kindest greetings, here from Italy. We know that you are probably curious as to why we chose to contact you.

You see, we are quite interested in your ability. Teleportation is a very rare and unique gift among our kind. We were hoping that you might be willing to share it with the rest of our world.

We wish for you to become apart of our guard. Your gift would be treasured here in Volterra. We could help you expand it, and gain more control over it.

We wish for you to come to Italy before August of this year. This should be enough time for you to separate yourself from your life right now, and prepare for your trip. If you are unable to come by the requested time, we will have another member of our guard come and help escort you here.

Yours in Earnest,

Aro

I looked at her, horrified. “We all got one,” she said.

“Except for KJ and Jasmine,” Alex reminded her. She nodded.

“But I haven’t gotten one,” I whispered, understanding their need to preserve my secret. They didn’t want me to be exposed and ‘sent for’ as well.

“Yeah, and we want to keep it that way. If the Volturi come to check on you, and the Cullens know what you are, how long do you think it will take the Volturi to get that from their minds? We can’t take that risk,” Aaron said.

I sullenly nodded. I didn’t want a letter, but I wanted to tell the truth. I couldn’t keep up with the lie much longer. Already, it was almost impossible to hunt without anyone noticing I was gone. They all were so protective of me now that it was almost impossible to sneak out.

“Fine,” I said quietly to Alex. He nodded, and walked a few paces away from us so he could concentrate.

I wish I could tell them. That I could just live free of secrets for a little while, and not tricking people into believing I was human. It wasn’t fair. I didn’t want to be a liar.

Becka put her hand on my shoulder. “I’m sorry. I wish that you could be happy with them, have a life. But for now, you just have to lay low. Once this is all resolved, you can go back to them. Until then, we have to keep you down.”

I nodded sadly. She saw how upset I was, and she also knew she couldn’t comfort me. No one could, unless I could tell the truth.

Alex sighed, and we all turned to him. “Well, that was a little harder than I thought it would be.”

“Why?” Aaron asked.

“Because I had to do it to all of them, and I had to be careful to only remove details, not whole memories. That makes it much more difficult.”

I looked at the sky as he explained everything to them all. I already knew most of it, so I didn’t need to listen. Alex had told me all of this when I had been in the hospital. I had needed something to entertain me while I was slowly dying in that room. We would play games by making nurses forget things.

“Hey Bella, could you help us with something really quick?” Aaron asked, snapping me out of my reverie.

“What?” I asked as I walked over to where they went.

“I need you to give me some blood for a trap we want to make for Victoria,” Aaron told me. He handed me a small empty vial, just like the ones from the hospital.

I looked at him to see if he was going crazy. “Aaron,” I said slowly, “I’m a vampire. I don’t have any blood to give.”

Becka pushed past Aaron, grabbing the small vial from him. She then bit down hard into my forearm.

“Ow!” I exclaimed as I felt her venom begin to sting me. I looked down, and saw some of my venom flowing out.

“Shift now,” she commanded. I rolled my eyes and obeyed. The clear venom became bright red blood that smelled like it even.

She took some of the free flowing blood into the flask and handed it to Aaron. He put it in his pocket with an apologetic glance at me.

“Sorry about that,” he said.

“What-how-when?” I sputtered.

“Don’t forget, we can disguise ourselves perfectly to seem human. That includes being able to bleed. Our venom appears to be blood when we pretend to be human. So whenever something actually cuts us, we don’t have to worry,” Aaron told me. Alex nodded with fake enthusiasm.

“Wonderful,” I muttered as I shifted again. Now, my skin was healed perfectly except for the small glistening scar on my forearm.

I looked up at Becka. “How am I supposed to explain this?” I showed her the small scar forming.

“Hide it,” she suggested with a shrug.

“You do realize the Cullens’ are vampires too, and will notice small things like that,” I reminded her.

“Wear a sweater,” she said, rolling her eyes.

I snorted. “Yes, because that will work so well.”

Aaron came over. “How about we take you home so you can see your boyfriend?” he suggested. I knew he just wanted to stop us from arguing. He hated it when we did that, since it was usually about girl things he didn’t understand. He also disliked the fact that I blocked all of their minds so no one could do anything to each other. Or so Edward could read their minds.

I turned to him. “How did Edward act around you?” I asked timidly. If he couldn’t read their minds, he might be freaked out.

He shrugged. “Normal, I guess. He seemed a little stiff at first, but then he seemed a little confused. Why?”

I hit him on the side of the head. “Because Edward can read minds, remember? He wouldn’t have been able to read yours since I blocked it.”

“Oh. Right.”

“I knew there was something off,” Becka muttered. I laughed at her.

“Sure, the one who can’t do anything mental knows when other people with mental powers are screwed up,” I chuckled slightly.

“Let’s get you home,” she laughed as she rolled her eyes.