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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!


29. Chapter 29

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Chapter 29

“Wake up you guys!” I hissed into the darkness. I already woke up Aaron, who stood behind me, tired but alert.

“What is it?” A groggy voice came. I didn’t want to go into their room to invade their privacy. I was also afraid of how I might find the two of them.

“Apparently Bella had some great epiphany and wants to share it with the rest of us,” Aaron called in a dry voice. I scowled at him.

I heard both of them get up, and they walked out of their room wearing sweats. Aaron looked at them with raised eyes.

“What?” Becka snapped. She didn’t like being woken up in the middle of the night. Behind her, Alex leaned on the door frame, fighting to stay awake.

We are more human than vampire, I realized. Most days, we were alert as soon as we were awake, but other days we acted just like any other teenager dragged out of bed.

“I have something to tell you, and it’s important. I only just realized it,” I added quickly, noticing Becka and Aaron raise their eyes at me. I knew they didn’t want to be woken on a whim.

“Well, what is it?” Alex asked after a moment of silence on my part. I had been thinking of a good way to tell them.

“Those two vampires, I don’t think they were just newborns or random nomads who just happened to be there. I think they worked for the Volturi.”

Alex fell from his perch on the doorframe, and Becka and Aaron gaped at me. Both had faces that showed pure shock. Alex just cursed in anger.

“Why do you think that?” Aaron finally asked after a frozen silence.

“I’ve been thinking about it for a few days. I just realized that one of the vampires was familiar. I saw her in Italy. She was part of the guard,” I said.

Becka sank down onto the floor. “So they saw everything we did. Three vampires and a human they had been watching destroyed a whole army of vampires. This isn’t good.” She put her head in her hands. Alex patted her shoulder reassuringly.

“Well, you better watch you’re mail. Maybe you’ll get a letter like us!” Aaron exclaimed with mock enthusiasm.

I stared at him in shock, and his sarcasm faded. His eyes widened as he realized the truth of his statement.

“Damn it,” he muttered. “You are going to get a letter forcing you to go to Italy with us. They’ll be stricter with you than they were with us.”

I moaned and sat down on the wooden floors. Everything that we had been working for, it was gone now. Nothing could be salvaged. The two were already in Italy probably, telling the ancients of the four who destroyed an entire newborn army without any injuries. Not even Alex could halt that.

“Well, you could tell Edward now about everything,” Alex offered as he sat on the ground next to Becka.

I shook my head softly. If I were human, tears would be brimming over in my eyes. “No, I can’t. If I did, the Volturi would try and take him too and…and I couldn’t do that to him.”

“Why would they take him?” Aaron asked, perplexed. Becka searched my face as he spoke, and saw the intuition there. She nodded at me to tell.

“We’ll be their secret weapon. The vampires with great power who can make themselves look, smell and feel human. Anyone who knows will be either killed or taken to Italy if they’re strong enough,” I said miserably. I hung my head.

I don’t know how long we all sat there in silence, but after what felt like an eternity of brooding, sunlight peeked in through the window in the hall. It caught all of our skin, and we sparkled like diamonds. None of us bothered to shift. No one could see us here.

After another long silence, Becka stood up. “Get dressed. I’m taking you home,” she commanded.

I nodded and got up, closing my eyes for a moment. Edward’s face smiled at me from the darkness of my eyelids, and I felt a twinge of pain for what might be coming.

I went to my room and grabbed grey jeans and a purple three quarter sleeved shirt from the bag I kept for when I came here.

Becka patted my shoulder, and we were in my room suddenly. I walked over and sat down on my bed.

“I’m going to stay here to check your mail. Do you know when Edward’s going to be back?”

I frowned, trying to remember. “Tomorrow afternoon…I think. Maybe the morning. But I know he won’t be back today.”

She nodded absently, looking out the window. “That’s good then. Charlie’s going to be at work all day?”

I didn’t need to answer it really, but I nodded anyway. I needed something to distract my very focused mind.

The two of us ended up watching old movies all morning, and well into the afternoon. We laughed at the stupid things people did, though it was forced many times. When we watched vampire movies however, the laughter was real.

“Do they really think that apiece of wood will pierce our hearts and make up shrivel up and turn to ashes?” Becka asked hysterically, laughing so hard she shook.

“Well, I certainly hope not. Or else it would be pretty easy to die on accident,” I replied as another vampire appeared, hissing at the main character.

I froze. I could hear it slowly coming, moving at a snail’s pace. It was the mail truck.

Becka and I looked at each other for half a second, and then bolted for the door, fighting to get through.

The startled man stared at us when we breathlessly came up to him, all smiles and laughs.

“Have a nice day,” he said hastily, handing us my mail. Poor man, he probably thought we were crazy people. He might even be right. We were vampires that fed off of animal blood and slept once a week.

We ran back inside, and went through all of the letters hastily, looking for the one that could determine everything.

Bill…bill…letter from Renee…college letter…bill…paycheck…school PTO letter…a letter addressed to me from overseas.

Looking at each other, we hastily opened the note and read:

Dear Ms. Isabella Swan,

Well, we must congratulate you on even tricking us. We believed you were human until a few days again, when our contact following Victoria told us otherwise. You were actually a vampire in the coven we had hoped to recruit! Amazing how things work out, isn’t it?

Well, I can assume that you haven’t told the Cullens yet of your true nature, and we ask that you keep it that way. They don’t need to know any more than is strictly necessary at this point.

I know how much you care for them all. So, we have a deal to strike with you. It will also be in effect with the others of your coven.

If you do not come to Italy by the first of August, we will come and get you, and maybe take out some threats to us in the form of the Cullens. We may let Carlisle and his spouse go, but that will be it. The others play too large a threat to our lifestyle if they aren’t kept quiet. And we know how you hope to spread their life choices.

So, it’s either stay hidden in the dark and lose your ‘family,’ or become great and keep them safe.

We trust you to choose wisely.

Aro and Caius

I looked at her, chaos written on my face. She just stared at me in blank shock, before shaking her head.

Fear coursed through me. If she didn’t go, then Edward would be killed along with his family.

Just like in my dream.

Instead of saying the words that would crash my life into a deadly spiral, she said the only ones that could console me in the slightest.

“We have to go—soon.”