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.
16. Chapter 16
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“Ah, there you are Edward. We were wondering why you weren’t with your family,” a familiar voice said in a slippery voice, though danger almost dripped from their tone.
“Yes,” the other figure hisses. “We wouldn’t want you to get hurt, now would we? That would hurt poor Bella’s feelings,” he cackled slightly as he mentioned me.
Becka snorted, trying to talk her way out of the situation. “And don’t forget Aro. He was especially adamant about getting Edward to join eventually. He wouldn’t want any accidents to happen either,” the last part she said in a fake sweet voice that would have sent shivers up my spine if I was them.
“What Aro doesn’t know won’t hurt him,” the first person said smoothly before turning to me. “But Bella would know all about hiding things from Aro, wouldn’t she? And you as well Becka.”
Becka and I exchanged a frantic glance. They couldn’t know about the research I had done with KJ to change vampires into more humane ones. No one knew until we left. Unless…
I gasped. “You found KJ and Jasmine!” I exclaimed, horrified. The two cloaked figures came forward, both chuckling darkly. They pulled down their hoods, and I saw that it was Felix and Demetri.
Usually, Demetri was very kind and nice to us. He understood the situation we were in, and had sympathy for us. But ever since a new member had joined the guard, he had been as cruel as the rest.
Felix smirked. “Well, we were trying to find you. We had to try and go everywhere we thought you might go. So of course that includes visiting the leader of your coven and the…experiment…him and Bella were working on.”
The anger rising in me was starting to become too much. My hand clenched and unclenched with the effort it took to keep the energy building up inside me. Becka noticed, her eyes becoming wide.
“I would shut up now if I were you,” she said in a hard voice, watching me with concerned eyes. Edward noticed her distraction, and he took my hand in an attempt to calm me down.
I took a deep breath. “You should listen to her, you know. And after last time, I would think you know better than to try and fight me.” My voice came out as a shaky whisper, showing how hard I was truly fighting the internal battle within me.
Felix scowled at the mention of the last time I had lost control of my anger around him. It had been a month ago, in a training session with Aro. I had been forced into letting my emotions reign, and he had been in the line of fire. Not that I had minded.
“Well, at least I kept my arm on,” he taunted. “You know, you really should be more careful. Even normal vampires need a day or so to recuperate after having a limb torn off. And since you’re weaker, I would guess you need more time.”
Becka growled. “Oh, so just because we can go in the human world without appearing to be a vampire means that we’re weaker. I don’t see you having multiple powers.”
I nodded, a small smile coming on my lips. I shifted, and my skin became warm and a fake heartbeat started, ending the silence. Becka copied me. Beside me, Edward gasped, transfixed by my apparent humanity.
“So, just because I look like a human right now means I’m as weak as one?” I questioned quietly. Both Felix and Demetri recognized the danger in my tone. They wisely took a step back, recognizing that I was about to crack.
I raised my hand, and flattened them both to the ground. They struggled to get up, but were unable to do so. I squeezed my hand slightly, and then raised it. Now they stood as if ropes had bound them together, though it was really only my will and power.
“You really are strong,” Edward murmured, looking at the two vampires with fascination. I allowed myself a faint blush before I shifted back into a vampire. In this form, it was easier to fight and do what I needed to.
“Where are the other Cullens,” I hissed.
“We can’t tell you that,” Felix said, his voice slightly strained with how close he was to Demetri. He was glaring at me with black eyes that seemed oddly flat for a vampire, as if had no emotions…
“Why not?” Edward demanded angrily. I snapped out of my thoughts, and narrowed my eyes. I knew exactly what was going on here. It was the problem that had been plaguing the Volturi for four months now. The reason Aro had to unwisely trust me with information, since I was the only one who wouldn’t try and go against him, since my thoughts and mind were safe.
“So she got to you as well, didn’t she? Even after Aro warned you all, you still let her get to you,” I said, shaking my head. I thought they might be at least smart enough to try and stay away from the new girl. They left me alone until I had been there for half a year.
Becka looked at me in confusion. “What are you talking Bella? You got them, and what did Aro say?” She sounded a little freaked out by the wariness in my voice.
I closed my eyes. “Remember that girl who joined a few months ago—the one I said you had to stay away from since she was bad news?” I asked quietly.
“The one with the super long black hair and red highlights? Yeah, I remember. I would have stayed away from her anyway,” Becka muttered. “She freaks me out more than the other guards.” I opened my eyes, willing her to remember what she could do to people’s minds. Her eyes widened. “The one with the mind-control thing?”
I nodded. “They seem to have fallen under her spell,” I said gesturing to their blank, black eyes that seemed to be watching us without truly seeing us.
“The Volturi has someone who can control minds?” Edward hissed, worry in his tone. I knew he feared for his family now, that they would be put under a spell.
I nodded. “Don’t worry though. Right now, she’s somewhere in Russia taking care of some vampire who wanted to try and take down the government there, and then the…Volturi,” I breathed, realizing what was going on. I turned sharply to the two cloaked men. “She wants to overthrow the Volturi!”
Demetri shook his head quickly. “No one in their right minds would attempt that, even you would know that. If the Volturi was gone, our world would go into chaos. It has been around for thousands of years, and it will stay for thousands of years.”
“You know, you could come back. I’m sure Aro wouldn’t be too upset, especially if we got both you and the Cullens to come,” Felix almost purred, trying to get us to say yes.
I snorted. “You know Aro better than I do, and you know that he would still be angry at us no matter what. He would probably lock us up in our rooms for a decade.”
“Or send us to Greenland.”
I smiled at Becka. It was a joke between us. Whenever the guard annoyed us a lot, we would send them on a one way trip to Greenland to spend some time in the ice and wind. They would all want payback for that.
“I guess not then. Well, maybe you should let us go so he knows that you refuse his kindness,” Felix said quietly. He was starting to get cramped in the small space I put him in.
“I’ll let you go when you tell us where the Cullens are,” I said fiercely.
“Fine. There is a small cabin about five miles from here. We have them in there. Aro had it so that they aren’t aware of what is going on,” Demetri said.
“I thought you said that girl was in Russia?” Becka said slowly, glancing at me quickly. I looked at Edward, and he had the same uncertain expression on his face.
“She was, but she came back for this. She said it would be good to have such a powerful coven join us,” Felix said. “Now, let us go. We told you where they are.”
Instead, I reached over to Becka, who grabbed my hand. At once, Felix and Demetri were gone, probably in the wasteland of snow near the top of the world.
I turned to Edward. “We need to find them—quickly.”
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