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.
26. Chapter 26
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“Are you sure you want to drive away? Teleporting is much faster you know,” Becka said uncertainly as we all walked into the large Cullen garage, filled with fast sports cars.
“We care about our cars too you know,” Emmett said defensively, walking over to his monster jeep. I was suddenly hit by slightly fuzzy memories of all of us running from James after playing baseball on the day I first met his family.
I shook my head slightly. I knew my memories were beginning to go—why should it start to bother me now? I had already forgotten my toddler years, and was starting to lose elementary school. Now I was losing high school as well. I cleared my head, concentrating on the situation at hand.
“Material objects aren’t as important as people’s lives everyone,” I said, rolling my eyes. “Maybe we should try and lock the garage and leave a trail going away from here, and then leave.”
“But it’s so much more fun to have a chase,” Emmett countered. I sighed, and walked over to Edward’s Volvo. He was getting out his keys, and gave me an apologetic smile.
“Yes, until someone gets captured or hurt,” I said in a hard voice, remembering James now with better clarity. The trap and how I almost was killed in the ballet studio.
Edward’s face was carefully blank as he sighed and reached over to open the passenger seat door for me. “Bella, just get in. If anything happens, we’ll be able to do what we need to do.”
I scowled but got into the car, buckling myself up to Edward’s amusement. “What, I’m only three years old. I still have some human traits left in me,” I said defensively.
He shook his head. “Whatever,” he said in a perfect imitation of a teenager that I burst out laughing. He smiled crookedly at me, and I felt my tension melt away in an instant. He put the car into reverse, and pulled out of the garage to follow Carlisle’s Mercedes.
“So…where are we going anyway?” I asked after we had driven for five minutes in silence, going at a speed that more suicidal that illegal for a human. I guessed that he wanted as many miles between us and the pursuing vampires.
“I’m not exactly sure,” he said softly, looking at the black car in front of us. “I can’t read Carlisle’s mind right now, so I really have absolutely no idea where he’s planning on taking us.” There was a slightly frustrated note in his voice, and I realized that he was still having trouble with his extra sense being shut off.
I patted his shoulder. “Don’t worry; when this all is over, I’ll lower the shields around your mind. I don’t want Jade to get you,” I whispered, looking away at the last part.
He took one hand off the steering wheel and gently took my face in his hand. I looked up at him, into his incredibly soft eyes. “I’m not going to let anything happen, don’t worry.”
I smiled at him, before turning my head slightly behind us. “Was Emmett following us before?” I asked, looking behind us. I couldn’t see anything clearly, but I felt a car following.
Edward’s eyebrows furrowed. “No, he wasn’t. He was going in another direction with Jasper and Alice. Becka took Aaron and Alex in her car, and they were following him as well.”
I sighed. “Well, either a human is following us or we got some company,” I said heavily. I shook my head. “Why don’t they just come out, try to get me or Becka, and then we can take them to the center of the earth or something!”
Edward chuckled. “Can you really do that?”
I shrugged. “I don’t know; never tried before. But I would have a shield around Becka and me so we wouldn’t melt, and I wouldn’t put a shield around anyone else.” I smiled wickedly, before sobering. “Though I would prefer not having to kill anyone.”
Edward was about to answer when he suddenly swerved out of the way of a dark figure. I quickly unlocked the car, and jumped out into the afternoon sky. It was severely cloudy, so it seemed much later in the day than it was.
The figure lowered her hood, revealing her Asian face and long, wild black hair. She smiled meanly at me. “Why, hello there Bella. KJ and Jasmine both send their hellos.”
Edward was suddenly beside me, and he grabbed my hand in a calming gesture. I took strength from that, staying serene as she tried to provoke me. “What have you done with them?” I asked calmly.
She shrugged. “Oh, we just asked them some questions. It took awhile to get them under my control, but it seemed you dropped your shield for a moment after you got away in Australia. I bet those bites hurt,” she added, pretending to be concerned.
I shrugged. “Nothing compared to change, really. And anyway, I’m used to it by now, as I’m sure you know.” I kept my tone polite and light, weeding out the edge I wanted to add.
She nodded thoughtfully. “Yes, I would have to agree to that, I guess. But KJ did tell me some very interesting things however. Though he wouldn’t give away what we wanted from him, and I know we can’t get it from you, right?”
I shook my head strongly, while silently thanking Alex in my mind. “Nope, sorry. I don’t give out free information that much. Ask Aro, he’ll tell you all you want to know.” I added brightly.
She rolled her eyes with a sigh. “Yes, Aro has told me how much you withheld needed information. But that doesn’t matter. I heard something much more interesting from you leader. Do you want me to tell you?” I slowly nodded, and Edward tensed beside me.
Her face became wicked. “He told me how to get you to drop your shields without giving you even more scars,” she said seriously.
I froze. I didn’t even know that KJ knew about that. I had only told my coven, and they wouldn’t have told anyone. Unless he had already figured it out for himself, I realized. “Good luck trying that,” I said, before grabbing Edward’s hand, preparing to become invisible and make a run for it.
I didn’t move fast enough. Felix came and grabbed Edward, and suddenly the scent of fresh blood came to my senses. It didn’t bother me, but Edward’s eyes darkened slightly.
It was human blood.
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