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.
11. Chapter 11
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He looked at me carefully, making sure that I wasn’t just prolonging his death like he might have done to someone. I resisted the urge to roll my eyes. Even when I was at my worst, I never was reduced to that.
When he saw I wasn’t going to do anything to him, he pulled out a small black phone and quickly dialed something. I kept the threat on my face, making sure he knew not to betray us.
“Hello Demetri,” he said, slipping into his cool demeanor, quickly taking charge. “No actually, you don’t need to do that anymore. I’ve…spoken with them, and they’ve decided to come back. We should be back within a week….Well, they persuaded me to let them enjoy the different meals in this area…yes, we’re in America…near Wisconsin, actually…Ha, yes, that is funny, isn’t it?.. No Demetri, I think it would be best if we didn’t clue them in to the location of their missing member. Yes, I’ll talk to you later.”
He glared at me as he hung up the phone, showing the fierce contempt he had for me. Alex noticed this and laughed. “What, no death glares for us? I’m the one who’s going to tamper with your memory.”
Alec paled as Alex said this. “You wouldn’t dare,” he hissed.
Alex raised his eyes. “Well, for one, I’m in more of a position of power than you are. Second…why would I let you go to Aro and tell him everything that’s going on? I know you think we’re all stupid, but I hope not that stupid.”
Alec’s lips curled back in what was meant to be a frightening smile. But things like that didn’t frighten me anymore. No, it was the thought of people actually dying that scared me. “I may think some of you are that stupid. But unfortunately, one of you at least is intelligent.” He glanced at me with loathing.
“You know, calling Alex…unintelligent isn’t very smart, no matter how true it really is,” Aaron said lightly. Alex scowled at him darkly but said nothing. Instead, he walked over to me.
“May I?” he asked politely. I rolled my eyes and gave him my hand. At once, I felt his power seeping into the shield, trapping the small boy inside in its embrace. Alec’s face went blank as Alex tapped into his memories.
I was shocked when the boy’s memories went into my head as well as Alec’s. I saw the fight we had just had, him getting a call from Aro, telling him that we had escaped, and that he needed to help in the search…
I was pulled out of the mental slideshow when Alex froze it there, erasing everything up to this point. The spot where the memories had been were replaced by blankness.
“Let him out of there and make us invisible, before he regains awareness,” Alex hissed quickly. I nodded, letting the shield fade away and putting another one around my coven to hide us.
Alec blinked, unaware of the four vampires standing right of him, invisible and amused. He looked around in confusion, before suddenly the scent of an adult human male permeated the area. We all turned and saw a stray hiker moving through the woods, ignorant of the five lethal creatures he was coming so close to. He was still at least half a mile away, but that wouldn’t hinder any of us.
Alec’s mouth curled into a predatory smile, much like the one he had just given me. His ruby eyes, already slightly dark with thirst, turned black, and he lithely stalked forward, not giving away any sound or large movement to give himself away.
I immediately raised my free hand, intending to push him back, but a hand reached out and touched me, and suddenly we were at the coast; the cool air sending some sprays of water at us from the point we were at.
I let go of my shields, and we all were suddenly glittering like mad in the abrupt burst of sunlight. I turned to Becka angrily, my eyes becoming black in my rage. She looked at me calmly with her golden irises.
“Why…did…you…let…him…kill…him?” I growled, each word becoming louder as I spoke. I could hardly retain the rage, and my arms shook with the desire to release the energy building up within me.
“I let him kill the human because everything Alex just did would have been for nothing if you revealed us,” Becka said, her tone slightly icy from me growling at her. I huffed, and turned away.
She was right though, for once in her short life. If I had attacked Alec, then we would have been in a worse situation. We would have to restrain him and the human, since having four teenagers appear out of normal wasn’t exactly normal.
“You right,” I finally said quietly, pain apparent in my voice. I hated the fact that I almost attacked my sister. She was always doing things for me, and I always did something to ruin her life and my family’s.
“Of course I am,” she said, and I remembered my irritation with her suddenly. “Now, I think we should leave before anyone catch’s our scent. We don’t need a brawl by Lake Superior.”
Aaron snickered slightly. “Maybe we should go down to Lake Erie for that,” he laughed. Alex chuckled slightly, nodding in agreement. I shook my head in amusement. I was about to suggest an even better place when the sun suddenly began to sink down, looking like it was going to sink into the large lake.
I gasped at the sight. “It’s amazing,” I managed to breath out. I had missed the natural beauty of the world while trapped inside the cobbled spans of Volterra. Becka nodded in agreement.
It was sudden: a small change in the direction of the wind. Instead of blowing gently to our sides, following the coast, it shifted so it went out to the water, right to us.
Tensing, we all turned. The others were snarling violently, while I kept my face smooth and neutral. We looked into the darkening forest, waiting for the impending visitors. My eyes narrowed as I felt them approach, hear their quick steps, smell the familiar scent getting closer and closer. Soon enough, three vampires stepped out of the pine forest and into the disappearing light.
Their eyes were all on me, shocked.
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