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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.

2. Chapter 2

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Chapter 2

I took slow, even breaths in a sad attempt to calm myself down. I had just gotten into the plane, and I was already beginning to hyperventilate. The knowledge of what I was about to do smothered me, making me choke on the air I didn’t need.

“Bella, calm down. We haven’t even left yet!” Becka exclaimed, exasperated. She was looking at me as if I was having a meltdown. Then I realized I was. I took a deep breath and let it out in an airy gust, only to start hyperventilating again.

I shook my head, my voice coming out in breathless gasps. “I can’t…I can’t…I can’t do this. I can’t just…just leave. I have to…tell him, at least. He deserves that, much more than…than he deserves me.” I was becoming hysterical. When faced with the finality of leaving, I found that I couldn’t do it. I needed him here with me, so I wouldn’t be alone. So I wouldn’t hurt him.

So I was totally unaware when Becka’s hand came into sharp contact with my cheek, slapping me hard on the side of my face. I gasped, and regained my composure. “Bella, listen to me,” Becka said in a hard voice. “None of us want to go. But we are, and you are too. You are saving his life by leaving. Don’t forget that.”

I nodded, and sank down into my seat. Just as I did, I heard the engines turn on. I looked around the empty cabin. Becka was sitting next to Alex now, three seats ahead of me. Aaron was obviously in the front, turning the plane on. His dad had been an army pilot, and had had him take piloting classes to get his license.

His voice came on over the loud speakers. “Okay guys, this is it. We’re heading out now.” As he said that, the plane began to inch forward, until it was going fast enough to take off.

Then we were in the air.

The jolt or change in altitude didn’t bother me. Not even the fact that I was about to be in a plane crash once we were far away enough. It was the fact that I was moving away from Edward that bothered me. Each jolt from the air currents made me aware of how far away from home I was going.

After awhile, I decided to do something useful with my time. In front of me, Becka and Alex were sleeping, so I couldn’t do anything with them. I knew Aaron wouldn’t want me to go up and see him, so I couldn’t talk with him. So I decided to write a letter.

I went to my bag and grabbed the journal Alice had gotten me to write in for my trip so she could see everything I did without actually seeing it. I guess it could be even more useful than she thought it would be.

Letting the world around me disappear just like I did, I wrote down my apologies and the truth to Edward. I had to make sure he didn’t do anything incredibly stupid while I was gone. I would just have Becka take it to him later. If I went, I might not have been able to leave.

As I wrote, I became aware of the change in air pressure around me. I glanced out the window to see mountains towering high into the sky. They stretched up into the clouds, basking in the warmth of the sun, though you couldn’t tell from the snow caps on most of them. They were coming closer and closer, and I knew it was almost time. I hurried and finished my letter, and put it in my pocket for safe keeping.

I stood up to go talk to Aaron. I promised him I would help him with the crashing, since I could make it so it seemed like we were never here, and limit the explosion to inside the plane only. We didn’t need to get burned off the face of the earth.

As I walked to the front, I nudged Becka, waking her up. She looked at me groggily, and then caught the expression on my face. Her eyes widened and she turned to Alex to wake him up as well. I was already walking to Aaron.

“How far into the mountains do you want to go?” I asked quietly, creeping up behind him. I sat down in the seat next to him. From up here, you could see the entire Rocky Mountain Range. A human wouldn’t be able to, but we could. I saw as far down as New Mexico, and up into Canada, even partially Alaska. They view was stunning, but I couldn’t enjoy it at all. We were going to disappear in these mountains.

“I’m not sure. I want to go a little further south, so that it seems like we were on track when we crashed,” Aaron said uncertainly. I knew he was unsure about crashing the plane, since he had been raised to not crash planes.

“That sounds good,” I said. He looked at me with sympathy. He knew that this was hardest on me out of the four of us. He didn’t really have anyone he was leaving behind, since his father died a few years ago and his mother pretended he didn’t exist. Becka and Alex got to stay together, which was a gift from heaven for them. They didn’t have to lose their mate like I did.

“Hey Bella, I was thinking to make this more convincing, you should let Alice see the crash,” Aaron said thoughtfully after awhile.

I stared at him in shock. "You want me to let her see us get into a crash? Do you know what that would do to them?” I cried out.

He stared at me, his expression hard. “Yes, and what will happen to them all if the find out you’re in Italy?” I froze, and then nodded.

“You’re right,” I admitted. “But I’m not going to let them see it until it’s too late for them to do anything.”

“Good idea.”

I nodded glumly and looked out the window. The mountains seemed to be getting larger now, and I knew it was almost time. I glanced over at Aaron, who guessed my thoughts and nodded. I slowly stood up and went to the back.

“It’s time,” I whispered dejectedly to Becka and Alex. They nodded and got their bags. They went up into the front. I went and got my bag as well, and headed into the front again.

Once I got there, Aaron began to explain what we were going to do. “Okay, so Bella is going to make the engines pressure high enough for them to explode, and then she’s going to contain the explosion there. They plane will go down, and we’ll crash into a mountain. Becka and Bella will make sure nothing happens to us, and then we’ll head off to Italy. That sound right?”

We all nodded seriously. I put my bags down and went to the back of the plane again, so it would be easier. Becka came with me, silently watching me.

Before I did anything, I put a shield around the two of us so the others wouldn’t be able to hear. She looked at me expectantly. She knew I had something I wanted to say to her.

“Before we go to Italy, will you take me to Edward’s house? I have a letter to give him to make sure he doesn’t do anything like going to Volturi again,” I whispered.

She nodded. “Of course I will. I wouldn’t want to have to do all of this for nothing.”

I smiled slightly. “Thanks.”

I lowered the shield, and concentrated on the twin engines of the plane. I let two shields cover them, not allowing any air in or out. I squeezed my hands slightly, making the pressure inside increase. I squeezed a little more, and felt a jolt come from both shields that only I could feel. Then the plane started the go down. Very, very fast. I adjusted my position so I wouldn’t fall, and Becka grabbed a seat.

We were crashing.