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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!

33. Chapter 33

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Chapter 33

Mr. Green quickly called out all the names, too fast for any of us to catch up. We sprinted forward, trying to get there before he finished. Sadly he was done before Mike even got his diploma.

“Here you are, Ms. Swan. Congratulations,” he shot quickly, handing me my diploma and moving on to the next student.

Then it was over.

I could hear people cheering for me towards the back. I looked up, and saw Becka, Aaron, Alex, Charlie and two people I didn’t expect to be there. Jacob and Billy also were cheering loudly. Jacob seemed to have grown even more since when I last saw him a few weeks ago.

“Congrats,” a velvet voice said behind me, snaking cold arms round my waist. I turned, and Edward was smiling at me softly.

“Thanks. And congrats to you too. Is this your seventh time graduating?” I asked teasingly.

He pondered for a moment, and then shrugged. “I’m not sure. More then seven times, though. But this time is my favorite,” he said, squeezing me slightly.

I looked at him. “Why is that?” I asked curiously.

He stared at me in disbelief for a moment, and then saw the teasing in my face. He laughed slightly. “You should know.” I just beamed at him, and leaned against his shoulder.

Alice came over. “Oh my god Bella wasn’t that great! Now we’re no longer high school students! This is such a right of passage!” she squealed. I laughed.

“Yes it is, Alice. No more waking up really early in the morning,” I chuckled, guessing her reaction to what I said.

She scowled at me. “Ha ha Bella. But at least you can come over to our house a lot more. We’ll be able to do make-overs everyday!”

I groaned, just as another laugh came from my side. “Alice, I wouldn’t even try to. I have since we were in fifth grade, and I’m sure she’s gotten even better at weaseling out of things,” Becka said with a light look in my direction. She quickly glanced back at Charlie and Billy, and I knew what she was saying. Get rid of the wolf.

With a sigh, I parted from Edward’s arms. “I should probably go see Charlie now. I don’t want to hurt his feelings.”

Edward nodded, his eyes narrowing as he looked out into the crowd. “Alright. I’ll be over here,” he told me carefully. I turned to go to Charlie, shaking my head.

I was a little upset I had to go talk to Jake. I had no prejudice against what he was. It would be hypocritical to, since I was a vampire. Both of us were mythical creatures, ones that roamed the night. I was just trying to separate myself from him. Edward didn’t want me to see him, and neither did any other Cullen. My coven was fine with it, since I had been hanging out with him since I was changed practically.

I just knew that I needed to become a familiar old friend, and not best friends with him. If I stayed friends, it would just make life harder on everyone. I had to let him go, no matter how much it had hurt.

This selflessness was only from me becoming a vampire. I saw how delicate everything was now, and how easily things were broken. Everyone would have hurt if I still ran with the wolves.

“Hey Billy, Jake. It’s nice to see you guys here,” I said cheerfully, smiling at both of them. Charlie grinned at me. I knew he was happy I was talking to them. Billy was looking at Edward and Alice with narrowed eyes, and Jake was smiling at me.

“Haven’t seen you in awhile,” he teased.

I shrugged. “I’ve been really busy with studying and preparing for graduation,” I said off-handedly. He scowled.

“You didn’t care before about school that much. You must have never done your homework. You were always down at La Push!” He exclaimed. I could see Edward grimace out of the corner of my eye, while Aaron smirked.

“I got most of it done usually. I did a lot of it at lunch,” I lied carefully, glancing at Charlie. He was too busy talking with Mike’s parents to notice my lie. Thank god, something was going right today.

“Oh, that would explain it. Wish I had done that; I wouldn’t be so behind now. Well, I guess I would be, but not as much,” he said, scowling again.

I looked at him in alarm. “Are there more vampires in Forks?” I whispered quickly to him. He glanced at the Cullens before shaking his head.

“No, and that red haired leech hasn’t been around lately. Sam thinks she might have given up and left.”

I breathed a sigh of relief. One less thing for me to worry about while I was in Italy. I didn’t want a random nomad to hurt someone I knew.

Billy interrupted us. “I’m sorry Bella, but we have to go. Jacob actually does have a lot of work to catch up on,” he said, giving his son a reproving glare. Jacob looked away innocently.

“Well, hope to see you soon,” I lied, letting fake sadness creep into my face as they walked away.

“It was nice of them to come, wasn’t it?” Charlie asked as he came back over from talking to some parents. I nodded happily.

Edward and Alice strode back over, followed by my coven. Edward took my hand, and leaned down to my ear. “Let’s go to our meadow,” he breathed, his cool breath sending shivers down my spine, just like when I was human.

I glanced at everyone else. They wouldn’t miss us. “Okay,” I whispered quickly. He smiled at me, and led me out to the cloudy day.