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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.

18. Chapter 18

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She turned to me with a smirk. “Really, Aro said you were much smarter than that. I guess still having your humanity can be a bad thing,” she said in a voice full of mock thoughtfulness. Her voice was strong, just lower than a soprano. It was wild, showing how strong she could be.

“Well, at least we don’t kill people for the fun of it like the monsters we see on TV,” Becka muttered darkly. The new girl spun around, glaring now at Becka. I suddenly remembered part of her story. Her parents both had been murdered just because they were there. She had lived in an orphanage, until the Volturi caught up with her. Murder must be a touchy subject with her. She had only had this new life for a year longer than me; her human memories were still strong and fresh.

“I would be careful if I were you,” I cautioned as a growl began to come from her. She turned to me, eyes raised. “If you hadn’t noticed, you are slightly outnumbered. I don’t feel anyone else around here, so I would try and not do anything rash.”

Her eyes met mine then. They almost seemed to glow; ominous ruby orbs that had taken the will away from so many others with their intensity. I stared back calmly, knowing nothing would happen to me.

She relaxed, stopping her attempts to take away my mind. “It seems that you are immune to my abilities,” she said, speaking her thoughts out loud. She looked back at Becka, who met her gaze squarely, showing no hesitations, just as I had done.

She turned back to me again unwillingly. “I didn’t know you could spread your powers like that. Aro failed to say that when he sent me out to try and find you.”

I shrugged. “Aro only tells what he wants to tell. He didn’t tell me that you had half of the guard under your spell. I’m sure he did, though,” I said mildly.

“Of course Aro knew. He was the one who had me do it,” she said, waving it off as if it were nothing. The Cullens watched us warily, not knowing what exactly we were talking about but that it was bad. “I mean, do you think that he would advertise the fact that he had half his guard under mind control? That wouldn’t go down well with the others.”

I nodded. “It didn’t. Even Jane knew something was wrong, you could tell from how jumpy she was. Alec ignored it, of course, but he was even aware. And of course we already knew.”

She shook her head in disgust. “Of course you were always sneaking around and trying to gather as much information as you could so you could leave.”

Becka laughed. “You make it sound like one of those cheesy spy movies or something. But hey, it worked, didn’t it?” she said with a faint shrug of the shoulders.

“Yes, it did,” the Asian vampire said, an odd tone to her voice. I stared at her, wondering what was going on. I took a small step to the side, closer to Becka and Edward, sending a shield out as I did. She didn’t even notice.

I felt one person coming toward the cabin, moving too fast to be a human, so I knew it was a vampire. I tried to figure out who it was by feeling, but I didn’t recognize the figure.

I half turned to the door, looking at it expectantly. “We’ve got company,” I said quietly, nodding my head just as the cloaked figure walked into the room.

With an annoyed look sent to me, she turned to the figure. “Ah, you’re here. What took you so long? I doubt there was any traffic,” she said blandly.

The person pulled down their cloak, exposing his pale face. I felt all emotion melt off of my face, and Becka’s did the same. The Cullens all stared in shock, and in anger.

He turned to Becka and I. “You two cause far too much trouble for my brother to want to keep you. I had to leave Italy alone for the first time in centuries for the trouble you’ve caused!” he spat at us.

“Caius, what is the meaning of this?” Carlisle demanded, speaking for the first time since we were interrupted. His normally calm face showed anger and surprise.

Caius pointed his thin skeletal finger at Becka and I. “When someone is added to my guard, they normally accept it and prove their worth. All those two have done is cause trouble. I want them back in Italy now to serve out their punishment.” Still, Becka and I kept our faces clear of any emotion. We had been there long enough to have developed habits, like pretending to be statues around our masters.

“If they’re so bad, why don’t you just let them go?” Emmett asked, keeping all the respect he could muster fill his voice, though it wouldn’t have been enough if we were actually in Italy.

Caius smirked at him. “Having those two is as good a find as Jade here,” he said, gesturing to the mid controller. “If they actually cooperated, our guard could be more powerful than it ever has been before!”

Becka and I only glared, letting go of our blank façade.