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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!

32. Chapter 32

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Chapter 32

I stared at my reflection in the mirror sadly. I was graduating today. Where other kids might be rejoicing this fact, I took it sadly. All it meant was bad things coming. Like dying, and having to work for the Volturi. Not the most fun things in the world.

Alice had gotten me a new outfit just for today: a blue sweater set with a skirt to match. It looked good against my pale skin, and it was Edward’s favorite color on me.

“Hey Bells, you ready?” Charlie called from downstairs. He was going to drive me to graduation, with Becka, Aaron and Alex. Since they hadn’t really graduated, they wanted to watch me do. I just thought they were a little jealous. Of course, they probably didn’t care because they had eternity to redo high school.

“Yeah Dad, I’m just finishing up now,” I called back at him. I glanced in the mirror one last time, making sure my bun was still up neatly, and then tripped lightly to my door, carrying the yellow graduation cloak in my arm. I would get my hat there.

“Whoa Bella. You actually are wearing a skirt,” Becka observed as I walked down the stairs. Alex and Aaron smirked at her, and I raised my eyes.

“Well Becka, some events generally call for formal wear, and skirts are included in that category,” I hinted, and Charlie laughed.

“She actually wore a dress to the prom last year,” he laughed, and I looked on in horror as he spoke. I had withheld that information, and for good reason.

My three friends gaped at me like fish on dry land. “You, Isabella Marie Swan, actually went to the prom?” Aaron asked, the words falling uncertainly from his tongue.

I smiled at him sweetly. “Never thought you would have that mix of words, did you?” I asked lightly. He shook his head, and Alex nodded in agreement.

“Okay, let’s go. I don’t think Bella wants to be late for her graduation,” Charlie said gruffly, and pushed us all out the door. We went to his car, and got in. I sat beside him, while Becka, Aaron and Alex all sat in the back. Every time I glanced back at them, I smiled. This was a place I had always wanted to see them. Getting justice.

When we got there, Edward and Alice came over to see us. “You look beautiful,” Edward murmured as he helped me out of the car.

I smiled slightly, and ducked my head as the faintest blush came to my face. I hadn’t hunted in awhile, so I couldn’t blush very well. I was surprised he hadn’t said anything yet. It was one of the things he loved about me—or so he said.

“I’m so excited! I mean, we finally get to graduate! We’ll get to go shopping and do makeovers and hang out a lot more! Isn’t that great!” Alice squealed. Becka looked at her thoughtfully, while Alex grimaced. I could only imagine what was going through her head.

“Yes, graduating does come with all of its perks,” Aaron said cheerfully. We had just reached the gymnasium.

“Oh, yes, because you would know,” I muttered. He grinned impishly at me, while Edward and Alice looked at us in confusion.

“The three of us got to graduate early because of the car accident. Bella could have too, and we wouldn’t have waited around for her,” Becka explained, rolling her eyes at the end. She waved at us as she went to go sit with the others.

Alice cocked her head as we walked to the back entrance. “Why would you have been able to graduate early? You weren’t in any accidents, right?”

Edward looked down at me sharply, his eyes wary and showing some of the pain that came up when he left me. I hated seeing that on his face, so I hurried into an explanation.

“No, it’s just because I was so sick and missed a lot of school. They would have just given me a test on what I should have learned before, and then let me out of school. But I chose to stay here, and I’m glad of it,” I sighed, leaning against Edward.

He tightened his hand around mine. “Why are you happy? You wouldn’t have to go to school anymore, and you could be in collage by now, right?”

I looked him in the eyes. “Yes, I could be. And if I had gone to collage, Alice wouldn’t have seen me jump off a cliff, and you wouldn’t have come back.”

He wrapped his arms around me. “You’re too good for me,” he mumbled into my hair. I shook my head in disagreement.

“Not true,” I said quietly.

We were with everyone else in our class now, so we were forced to separate and go to our place in line. While Edward and Alice went to the front, I headed to the back.

Jessica was standing there, and she looked really excited. I was prepared for her to turn away and give me the cold shoulder, like she had all year. Instead though, she turned and gave me a warm smile.

“Isn’t it so great that we’re finally graduating! Oh, it only felt like days ago when you moved here! Oh, I’m afraid we’ll never see each other again-“

She went on and on in an excited drabble. I guessed that the happiness and excitement she felt made her forget her resentment toward me. Silly humans; they forgot things with the flash of a green dollar. She was silenced soon though, as our names began to be called to the front.

It was time to graduate.