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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!

9. Chapter 9

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Chapter 9

“Hello,” Edward said politely. I could here the emotions boiling just below the surface. “I don’t believe we are in need of your services today. I would like it if you would send my thanks toy your masters, though.”

“May we take this discussion to a more appropriate location?” one of the cloaked men asked menacingly.

“I don’t believe that will be necessary,” Edward replied in an icy tone. “I haven’t broken any of your rules Felix.”

“He was just pointing out the sun,” the other man said reassuringly. He gestured to the end of the alley. We were farther back now, since I had pushed him back. “We should go inside.”

“I follow you in a moment. Bella, why don’t you go back out to the festival” Edward said in a dry tone.

“No, you have to bring the girl,” Felix hissed. My eyes tightened. They weren’t making me do anything I didn’t want to. And they weren’t going to hurt Edward.

“I don’t believe that is necessary,” Edward said icily. Any politeness he may have had before melted away.

The other man sighed. “Ah Edward. You know that we have rules to obey. We would appreciate it if both of you would come with us.”

Edward ground his teeth together. I looked from cloak to cloak, trying to asses how quickly I could disappear with Edward without them noticing. I would have the advantage of surprise, since I was ‘human’ with vampire abilities.

“I’m afraid that I’ll have to disappoint your masters then Demetri,” Edward said. His voice was quiet and deadly.

The two men came forward. I tensed at the same time Edward did. I bit my lip to hold back the hiss building up. Out of everyone I knew these were the people I never would tell my secret to. They would never let me go.

I heard quiet, gentle footsteps skipping down the alley. Alice’s scent joined the bouquet of smells in the small space.

I turned my head slowly. I saw Alice looking at Edward sternly, before she cleared her expression.

“Calm down please. We don’t want to create a scene,” she warned, gesturing to the end of the alley. Many people were there, and if one of them turned and saw us, we all could get in trouble.

Felix and Demetri both straightened up, throwing dark looks at Alice and Edward. They ignored me.

“Please Edward, be reasonable. It would be best if you came with us,” Demetri said, trying to regain control. I rolled my eyes. He obviously didn’t get how controlling Edward could be.

“We shall. We’ll leave quickly now, and you don’t have to tell anyone,” Edward said in the same tone as Demetri.

Felix gently growled. “You know we can’t do that.”

Before anyone could reply, I heard another person coming forward. I didn’t recognize the scent, and the cloak the person wore was clearly the Volturi’s. I could tell it was a girl, even though she had short brown hair and a young body.

“Stop, now,” she demanded when she got closer. Her voice was apathetic, and it sent chills down my spine.

She lowered her hood all the way down. I could see her angels face, carrying the look of perfect innocence. Her eyes held no innocence though. I could see the crimson rings, and the hatred boiling close to the surface.

“Follow me,” she said in her oddly dead and childish voice. I looked at Felix and Demetri, and they gestured for us to go first.

Edward put his arm around my waist, and Alice went on my other side. They pulled me along after the little girl.

“Well, I should have expected you to come here Alice,” Edward said casually, thanks to the many vampires behind us.

“I had to fix my mistake,” she replied.

“So, what really happened then?” He asked, seemingly barely interested. Hurt washed through me irrationally. Part of me was afraid that he really didn’t care. All I wanted to do at that moment was disappear and leave.

But I didn’t. If I did, I would have to bring Alice and Edward, and then explain what had happened to me over the past few months.

“Well, she did jump off a cliff. But it was all for fun, apparently. It seems that Bella enjoys extreme sports now,” Alice said in an indifferent tone.

“Really?” Edward said, all casualness gone. It almost sounded like he was angry. But why would he be? He shouldn’t care about what I do now.

Up ahead, I could see the small girl jump down into the ground. I looked after her in confusion, until I saw the drain in the middle of the street.

My eyes went up slightly as I stared up down at it. Did the Volturi reside underground? I would have thought they would live in a large manor much like the Cullens.

I looked over at Edward, and he nodded. With a shrug, I walked over the hole and slid my legs down, and jumped.

Below me, I could see Alice waiting with her arms outstretched. I easily fell into them, and she set me down. She looked slightly confused. I could guess it was because I wasn’t as soft as she thought I would be.

Edward jumped in moment after I did. He strode over to me quickly, and put his arms back into its place on my waist, and began to tow me down the eerie passageway.

Even though I could see perfectly fine, something about this place made me feel uncomfortable. The walls were dark and wet, and the ground was uneven. I didn’t need to worry about the latter part much, but it only added to the ancientness of this tunnel.

Soon, Felix and Demetri were behind us. They grate was sealed, and the whole party followed the path of the tunnel. I could see the small brunette up ahead. Her walk was casual, as if she was bored.

Edward stroked my face gently with his free hand. He would occasionally bend down and press his lips to my hair. I knew that for now, this was all we would get. I appreciated any time I had with him now. It would make eternity more bearable with happy memories.

I wondered why he was being so protective and loving right now. He didn’t need to pretend. I guessed that he just felt guilty still, and that some small part of him felt some feelings for me. But for now I didn’t care. He was here, and I was well.

I had to keep my mouth clamped shut so I wouldn’t blurt out any of the questions I had for him. Being with Becka for so long had made me a little more impulsive than I used to be. I just concentrated on my fake heartbeat, making sure I didn’t accidentally slip. This wasn’t the company I would want to do it in.

Ahead, I saw the girl leading our procession open a large wooden door. She smiled a disconcerting smile at me as she let us pass into the bright, warm room.