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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.

12. Chapter 12

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Chapter 12

I stared at the three newcomers, my eyes getting wider and wider as my breath whooshed out of me. I didn’t have time to react, to breathe, to blink.

To believe.

Suddenly, I was engulfed in the pair of arms I had been dreaming of for three years. The arms I had gone to hell for, and gladly would again to protect. I reached out and wrapped my arms around him too, shaking hard with the unreal tears pouring out of me.

“Bella, Bella, Bella,” he whispered, pulling me closer to him. “I’ve been so worried and so afraid. I thought you were…you were,” he was obviously struggling with the word. Dead.

I pulled back and stared into his eyes. They were a warm gold that matched my own, though mine never were as warm and deep as his. They had been strangely flat for the past three years.

“Edward,” I whispered, his name filling me with happiness instead of worry for once. “I am dead. I have been for three years now,” I said. Out of the corner of my eyes, I saw Aaron nod in approval. Apparently we still needed to stay slightly undercover. I quickly made sure neither Edward nor Jasper could use their powers on us.

His eyes tightened slightly, and I internally berated myself for being so upfront. I was so used to getting right to the point, since Aro didn’t like trying to beat around the bush.

“I think you’ve been a vampire for longer than three years Bella,” Jasper whispered, letting some of his disapproval seep into his voice. I looked back at Edward, and he nodded bleakly. So that was the reason for the pain…

I took a step back, away from him. This was my nightmare coming true. They had figured it out, and they were mad at me. I glanced quickly at Becka, who noticed the otherwise unnoticeable panic in my eyes.

“Don’t blame Bella for what’s happened,” she said softly, though there was an edge to her voice that was always there when she had to defend any of us. The protective, older sister vibe, though I was the oldest physically. She was the oldest at this life, having been changed a day before the others.

“We weren’t,” Alice said in confusion. Edward was looking at me with speculative eyes. I knew he was trying to figure out what was going on.

“What has happened, though?” Edward asked quietly, his voice soft and even, and I knew that something was bothering him. I was about to open my mouth when another scent hit me.

Aaron noticed it too. “Damn,” he muttered, before turning to me with an easy grin. “Well Bella, I think Alec has a bit of a crush on you. Two murder attempts in less than an hour! That sure breaks Felix’s record.”

I looked down, ignoring the stared from the Cullens. “Where did you hear about that?” I asked, slightly bristled. I looked at Becka, who shrugged.

“I’m sorry to say that the whole castle could hear you two roaring at each other. It was kind of loud,” Alex hinted.

“All the more reason for me to kill him next time I see him” I muttered, shrugging my shoulder a bit. It was still a little sore from him attacking it last night.

“What did they do to you?” Jasper asked quietly. I saw him looking at Edward, who was staring at me with eyes blacker than I had ever seen.

I smiled tightly. “How about we go somewhere that Alec isn’t around so I don’t have to feel for him every few seconds?” I glanced at Becka, who just smirked.

The Cullens just looked on in confusion.