Leaving behind everything that matters to her, she heads off to her own personnal hell to protect the ones she loves... After being blackmailed by the Volturi to join them, Bella and her coven go to Italy, breaking many people's hearts. While the others mourn, they fight to escape their jail. And when the do, what will they find in the world they left behind? Banner by Iris!
Third installment of the Untruthful Series. I suggest you read the others first. All charecters except Becka, Aaron, Alex, KJ and Jasmine belong to Stephenie Meyers.
10. Chapter 10
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“What do you mean?” Becka demanded.
I groaned. I had hoped no one would ask questions. “What I mean is Demetri was trying to track down Alex, and I could feel it.” I then turned to KJ. “You need to go south now and hide. Go to your ocean house or someplace random.”
He nodded, and looked meaningfully at Becka. She nodded, and gave me an intense look before disappearing, and reappearing moments later, looking like she had just stepped out of a tornado.
“Don’t ask,” she grumbled. “There was a small windstorm going on down there. It caught me a bit before I could leave.”
“A bit?” Alex questioned, trying to hide his laughter from his mate. She gave him a nasty look. “Becka, I’m serious. You look like you were in a cyclone or something.”
She shook her head before turning to me. “Are you absolutely sure that Demetri is coming?” she asked. I nodded seriously. “Alright then, I’ll get us somewhere else for now. But we’re talking when we find a place to stay, or somewhere alone, okay?”
She grinned. “Good.” Then she reached and grabbed my hand before I put a shield around us so no one could track our movements. Then we were gone, leaving the Colorado Mountains behind.
We were suddenly in the half light of a large forest, with pines and maples spread out on the curving landscape. I took a deep breath, and instantly recognized the smell of cool freshwater in the air.
“The upper peninsula in Michigan?” I asked shrewdly.
She shrugged. “There’s plenty of places to hide, and enough for us to hunt so we won’t be noticed.” Aaron and Alex both grinned, and then glanced at me.
Aaron pointed at me. “You. You’re not hunting with us, since every time we come up here you get all the good food.”
“Oh, you both are still jealous? You had three years to get over that,” I teased. They both gave me black glares. I shook my head with a sighed, and turned to Becka. “So, what did you want to ask me?”
“How the hell you created a venom mix that actually does something.”
I frowned, looking up into the green tinted sky, trying to think of an answer that wasn’t too complicated. I knew they didn’t understand genetics that much, from the grades they had gotten in science in tenth grade.
“It wasn’t exactly easy. It took a lot of tries….and a lot of venom from KJ and I,” I began, pulling off the sling and pulling up my shirt sleeve, exposing the multiple bites on my arms. “Though most of these are from the Volturi, some are from KJ getting extra venom to use. We would…mix it, by adding some blood, seeing what the two venoms did. Our venom left the human blood alone, while normal venom dissolved it. We took the dissolved venom and mixed it with ours, and somehow, it matured it. It made the characteristics more humane like ours…” I trailed off, wondering still how that all came to be.
Becka cocked her head on confusion. “I didn’t get a word you just said,” she said after a short silence. “I mean, I may be a vampire, but I’m no genius.” I laughed at that.
“Neither am I. I mostly just did what KJ said. I was even more clueless than you half the time. I mostly just got the blood for him, so he wouldn’t have to kill or steal more than necessary. And we stole a lot. I had to—“
I broke off, a fierce snarl erupting from me. I turned quickly to see a single small figure in a black cloak. I couldn’t smell or hear anyone else. I sent out a shield into the ground and couldn’t feel anyone near by either.
“Enjoying your little taste of freedom?” the figure taunted, and I recognized the voice as Alec’s. So he had come straight to the states to try and find us. Aro must have sent out a search party.
“I don’t expect it to only be a taste,” Becka shot nastily. Alec smirked, lifting up his cloak. I felt the prickling sensation again, recognizing it as Alice. She was watching us fighting with the Volturi. Though that could be a good thing…
“Well, depending on how you behave, you might not even get to live long enough for your ‘freedom’ to end. So you may be right,” Alec taunted.
I growled, provoked. I lifted my arm up, and he went flying into a tree, knocking it over with the force he was pushed back with. He was momentarily lost in the branches flying around, low to the ground. The he was back up, growling at me with a murderous expression.
“I don’t care how much Aro wants you back as his little trophy to show off, you’re not going to go back to Volterra,” he snarled, his voice low and menacing.
I raised my eyes. “Is that actually a threat? I really would enjoy watching you try to follow it out.” I flicked my wrist quickly again, and he went flying back. I raised my hand, and brought m fingers together without them actually touching.
Now he was held in a shield in mid-air, growling a string of harsh profanities in Italian, all of which I knew. Most of them had been hurled at me once or twice.
I shook my head though, pretending to scold him. “Language, language Alec,” I said severely, shaking my hand slightly, sending him up and down as if he were in a rubber band ball.
Becka grinned, and I motioned to Alex who walked forward with a grin. I lowered Alec down, still holding him in a small force field. “So Alec, were you planning on telling Aro that you just happened to see us? We would appreciate it if you didn’t,” Alex said, as if he were talking about something like a surprise party.
“Like I could even give a damn on what you—“ he started violently, and I shook him again angrily. We couldn’t let Italy know where we were, not until we found the Cullens.
Alec seemed to read this on my face, for he started to sneer at me. “Oh, has Bella found the Cullens yet?” he asked innocently. He didn’t bother to wait for an answer, and ignored the flash of anger in my eyes at my other family’s mention. “Did they kick you out, angry that you betrayed them by coming to Italy? I would do that if I were them.”
“Shut up you little—“ Aaron began angrily, seeing the pain begin to flash in my eyes at the mention of my insecurities. Alec cut him off.
“Why don’t you just come back to Italy? After you’re punished for running away, I’m sure Aro wouldn’t try and destroy the Cullens. He’ll only do that if you don’t come back. He already has Demetri searching for them. It shouldn’t be long now until they’re all just ashes in a—“
I had never been this angry before. I squeezed my fingers almost into a fist, cutting off his air supply. I was fighting my desire to squeeze him until he fell apart. My hand shook with the effort. I was faintly aware of Alice still watching, and pushed myself not to kill someone with her spying on me.
Becka noticed my struggle. “Tell me one good reason why I shouldn’t pull her back right now and stop her from letting you explode,” Becka said in a black whisper.
Alec’s eyes were wide, popping from the pressure. “I…could call…Demetri off…for long enough for you…to go to your precious…Cullens,” he gasped, trying to get enough air to talk, though he didn’t need any to breath. I released my hand just a tiny bit.
“Do it,” I commanded in a voice that said he would die if he was lying.
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