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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!

25. Chapter 25

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Chapter 25

Almost two dozen red eyes glared at the four of us; assessing how well we would fight and how much blood we had in us.

One came forward slowly. He was clearly in charge of the other newborns. He also looked the oldest. He had short blonde hair, and eyes darkened from thirst. He looked about my age, maybe a year or so younger.

“Are you Isabella Swan?” he demanded of me, his voice sharp and right to the point.

I raised my eyes. “I think it may be in my best interest to tell the truth right now, so I will. Yes, I’m Bella Swan.”

He snorted. “Victoria said that you had very strong protection. Obviously she wasn’t that accurate,” he observed, looking at the four of us critically.

“Riley, who’s there?” a familiar voice growled. The four of tensed, getting ready for a fight.

Victoria stalked forward from the darkness. Her red hair looked sinister in the still blackness of the building.

When she saw me she smiled. “Oh, how nice of you to come and make things easier for me,” she praised.

My eyes only narrowed. Things for me were about to get much easier. For her on the other hand…

“Well, go ahead and eat us,” I said, opening my arms. Becka gave a cold smile that was almost cynical. It made her predatory face seem much more dangerous than if she had snarled.

Victoria smiled and nodded at Riley, who came forward, going at Aaron and Alex, who were on the left side of me. Becka was on my right.

“You’ve become suicidal?” Victoria taunted. “Even when he left you, you seemed to want to stay alive.” At that, I glanced at Becka who grinned impishly at me. The only reason I was still here was because she didn’t let me commit suicide. Victoria went on. “Did Edward find someone better than you? Or did you find someone better than him?” With this, she eyes Aaron and Alex.

Anger flared within me, fresher with my young age. I didn’t show it though. Instead, I calmly replied. “No actually. I just thought I would come here to see who was killing everyone in Seattle. Now I know.”

She grinned at me, her lips curling over her teeth, showing the glistening white. She took a step forward, and Riley followed. She turned to him, and motioned to the boys.

He lunged forward. I didn’t have time to see what happened since Victoria jumped forward less than a second after he did.

I quickly moved out of the way, and she flew into the wall. She snarled a truly wild sound, and lunged at me again. This time I let her grab me.

“Goodbye Bella,” she whispered. She bent down at my neck, while I calmly stood there, a smirk playing on my face.

“You forgot something,” I pointed out right before she bit me. I was grinning now, and she pulled back.

Her eyes narrowed. “What did I—“

A white fist connected with her head, and she went tumbling backwards. This time, the wall broke with the force of her body against it.

Becka was grinning. She blew on her knuckled like one would a gun after an impressive shot.

“That felt good,” she sighed.

“Well, I want to help now,” I said, straightening myself out. Victoria was starting to get up, and she looked livid.

Becka was about to reply when a pale object skimmed past us. I blinked as Riley’s head almost hit me in the face.

“Watch out!” I scolded Aaron and Alex as they ripped Riley apart. They both grinned and shrugged. Alex pulled out a lighter while Aaron collected all the body parts that were thrown about.

I heard a growl before I found myself flying in midair. Victoria was snapping and trying to crush me. I squirmed out of her grasp, clawing her with my nails. She snarled in fury when I tore off her hand.

She tumbled into the ground, and I rolled away before she could grab me. We were getting close to the newborns now, who were watching us restlessly.

I jumped, rolling my eyes at myself. I can’t believe I forgot about them! I put up a shield to restrain them all so they wouldn’t interrupt our fight. They didn’t even notice: so lost were they on the four blood pumping denizens close to them.

Victoria tried to bite down on me again, and I grabbed her other arms and tried to throw he off. I threw her so hard everything except her arm went flying into the shield. Her arm was still in my grasp.

I threw it into the fire to make sure she couldn’t reconnect it to herself. Aaron caught it and made sure it got into the fire, which he and Alex were guarding carefully. I picked up the hand I had torn off and put that in too.

Now it was Becka’s turn to fight Victoria. They both were locked in a deathly embrace, biting and clawing at each other. Becka suddenly disappeared, and then came behind Victoria, pulling off her other arm.

Victoria howled in pain, a strange metallic screech coming from her now. It made my ears twitch in pain from the pitch of it.

I came forward, invisible, and swiped off her head, halting the noise. Her head bounced at my feet. I picked it up and slowly walked over to the fire, not looking at the prize in my hands.

I let myself reappear as I dropped the head into the thick smoke obscuring the fire. I kept my expression blank; even though I was sure the others could feel the emotions raging within me.

I had never killed a person before. Sure, I had killed a few animals to eat and the occasional bug when I was human. But never another being of the same make as me. I had killed another vampire. I had never even killed a human before.

I knew that it was a good thing she was gone. She would just keep on killing people in her malice, and teaching others to follow her. I had done a good deed.

At least that was what I tried to convince myself.

“We have to get rid of the newborns,” Becka whispered in my ear. I looked up, and saw the young vampires trying to get out now.

“You do it. I don’t think I can…I couldn’t…” I shook my head, trying to clear the sudden emotions building up in me. Was it guilt?

“Just hold them all in there. Try to separate them into small groups to make it easier on us. Alex and Aaron will make sure they don’t know what is going on,” she told me, before patting me on the back and moving forward.

I raised my hand, and concentrated. I made myself feel walls branch off from the initial shield, dividing the newborns into six groups, with only three in most of them.

I closed my eyes against the yells and shouts of the newborns. The others couldn’t hear them, but I could. When I made a shield, I could feel everything within it. Every movement, every sound. It was almost like echolocation.

I didn’t move until Aaron came over to me. “We’re done,” he said quietly. I could tell he felt bad about what we just did as well.

I opened my eyes. “Did you get all of them?” I asked timidly. There was an even larger fire next to the one where Victoria and Riley were.

Becka nodded. “Twenty three of them,” she said in a distant voice as she stared at the fires.

“Alright,” I said, nodding.

Alex came forward, forcing a smile on his face. “Come on, let’s go do something fun. We’re in Seattle, I’m sure there’s something to do at this time of night.”

I sighed and rolled my eyes. “You make it sound like we’re in New York or Las Vegas.”

He looked at me thoughtfully. Becka groaned. “No, I am not taking you all across the country right now!” she snapped, closing her eyes.

I laughed and walked out with the others. But for some reason, I felt like we were forgetting something.