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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!

24. Chapter 24

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Chapter 24

“Hey Dad?” I asked as I set his plate on the table. Becka was upstairs in my room, packing for an overnight trip. She was also calling Edward and leaving a message, saying that she was kidnapping me again for a party her brother was having. She didn’t really have a brother, but it was a common lie that worked.

“Yeah Bells?” Charlie said as he picked up his fork. I had made fish and chips to try and soften him up a bit.

“Becka says she needs me to go with her somewhere tonight. It was really short notice, and she won’t let me tell her no,” I said sheepishly. I heard a low growl from upstairs, and held back a smirk.

“What’s wrong?” Charlie asked, fork halfway to his mouth. Sometimes, human actions were so funny.

“I’m not really sure. I think she just needs my help with some project she’s doing,” I lied with a shrug.

“Well, as long as you’re not doing anything dangerous…” Charlie said uncertainly.

I beamed at him. “Thanks Dad!” I sang happily.

I didn’t even bother to pretend and eat. I went right upstairs, and Becka disappeared to make her entrance to placate Charlie.

She knocked at the door just as I started to come down the stairs a few minutes later. I had changed into a black turtleneck and blue jeans. I wore brown tennis shoes also. I didn’t know where we were going, and I wasn’t taking chances.

“Are you eating with them?” Charlie asked as I went to the door. He was just sitting down on the couch to watch basketball.

I nodded. “I’m pretty sure that’s where we’re going first,” I told him.

He nodded. “Alright then. Be careful, and have fun.”

Those were his parting words. I went outside, to find Becka and Alex waiting for me. Aaron was sitting in his car, a new Dodge Viper. It was bright red, and looked stealthy.

“Very nice,” I commentated as I sat in the back with Becka. Alex got into the passenger seat, and Aaron sat in the driver spot.

“Thanks,” he said smugly.

“Oh great, just fluff his ego up a bit more,” Becka muttered disgustedly. I looked at her in confusion.

“Don’t worry Bella. You didn’t do anything wrong. Beck is just upset Aaron has a better car than she does,” Alex explained, stifling a grin.

“Oh yes, go ahead and laugh Alex. Just watch out for fires in the next few days,” Becka spat.

I touched her shoulder reassuringly. “It’s alright. Your car is still pretty nice. Much better than my truck.”

My attempt at humor worked: she burst out laughing. “Bella, I’m afraid to say a piece of scrap metal could beat your truck,” she laughed.

I put my hand to my chest, pretending to be insulted. “Well, we can’t all be really rich, you know.”

“Bella, you do know that our money is your money too, right? Why don’t you just get yourself a nice car?” Aaron asked.

“Because, I want it to be my own money that I earned,” I said indignantly. He just shook his head.

“You know, you could be selfish for once in your life, just maybe,” he stressed on me.

“I am selfish, all the time. I try to stay friends with Jake; I don’t tell Edward the truth. I am selfish,” I said, my voice betraying the frustration I felt.

“Actually, those are very selfless things,” Becka said softly. I shrugged, and changed the subject.

“So, where are we going anyway?” I asked. I could tell we were on the freeway still. Aaron was actually going only a few miles above the speed limit also, so it might take longer to get to wherever we were going.

“We are going to Seattle. I didn’t really plan too far ahead, so I hope you don’t mind a night without sleeping,” Becka admitted.

I laughed. “I slept last night, so it doesn’t really matter. Actually, I’ve slept almost every night this week,” I sighed.

“Wow Bella. You do know you only need to sleep once every month, right?” Alex asked.

“Well, I’m supposed to be human, remember?” I shot at him. He put his hands up in defeat.

“Well anyway,” Aaron put in, stopping our arguments, “KJ wants us to take a look around the city. Apparently, there have been a lot of vampires killing people. He says we should see if it was Victoria.”

“Why would Victoria make an army?” I asked, completely confused.

“Well, I would guess it was because you have a pack of wolves and two vampire covens defending you. That’s a lot for one vampire to take on,” Becka said, as if it was totally obvious. Which it was.

I looked down, embarrassed that I hadn’t thought of that. Of course, I had been busy with other things lately. Like trying to seem human while getting used to my new abilities.

We drove on in silence, except for whenever a good song came on the radio. Alex and Aaron would sing along with it, knowing every word.

“God, you two should start a band,” I said sarcastically after a particularly loud song.

Alex grinned. “You know what, we totally should! I would do drums, Aaron could do bass, and Becka could do vocals!”

“What about Bella?” Aaron asked, humor strong in his voice.

“Well,” Alex started, grinning impishly. “I could totally see Bella as a guitarist. She would totally rock at that!”

I laughed and rolled my eyes, while the others looked at me critically. I looked at them frantically.

“You don’t actually agree, do you?” I demanded, my voice an octave higher than normal. They all nodded.

Just then, Aaron stopped the car. “Did you see that?” he hissed. His heartbeat stopped, and the rest of us shifted as well to eliminate the sound of our heartbeat.

We all looked out the window. We were in the outskirts of Seattle now, with old houses and buildings around us.

There were some figures moving around too fast to be human. I knew that they were vampires, and newborns from the way they were moving. They seemed to be following the car.

“Pull over,” I commanded. Aaron nodded and immediately brought the car to a stop. I shifted back to the human disguise and they did the same.

We all stepped out and pretended that we were just looking for some old shop, while the two vampires followed us.

Soon, we came across a strong scent. It sent my instincts into overdrive, and it took everything in me not to jump forward with my teeth barred and a growl bursting forward.

The others seemed to be fighting themselves as well. If any of were normal vampires, we would have given ourselves away long ago.

We followed the scent, and came to a large building that looked like it was crumbling to the ground.

Alex pushed open the front door, and our eyes all popped out. I turned to the others, who looked like they were in shock.

“Well,” I commented quietly, “it looks like we found the army.”