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Cozener

Summary:
All she can do is fight. Fight, and never back down or give up. Never show any hurt or pain, be brave and show her enemies a strong face. War is a hard thing to do. Bella Swan is close to just losing it. Her fiance is kept down with the power of another Volturi member, who is ruthlessly trying to capture her and all of her family-siblings and Cullens. She's the only one who can stop the fight. But can she find it in herself to do it? Sequel to Deceiver.


Notes:
Most charecters are owned by Stephenie Meyers. Becka, Aaron, Alex, KJ, Jasmine and the new Volturi members are all just a prt of my imagination that I created to go with the plot.


12. Chapter 12

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“Okay, I seriously need to call Becka now so she doesn’t try to kill me again,” I said, pulling my phone out of my small purse. I bit my lip as I hit speed dial, and carefully put the phone to my ear. Edward grinned at my expression and I shot a glare at him.

“Hello?” Becka’s voice came from the phone. “Bella, why are you calling me? Did something happen?”

I swallowed briefly before I answered her. It was actually quite funny that I was terrified of Becka, when I was the one person she couldn’t sneak up on. Maybe with the exception of Martha.

“Well, when we were on our way to Moab, we had a bit of an accident with a landslide,” I ignored the muffled laughter coming from the other line, “and I noticed that it seemed more vampire made. And then our friend Martha showed up,” Martha smiled at her name being mentioned, “and now we need a bit of help.”

I tried not to cringe as the silence on the other end grew longer and longer. I honestly hoped she wasn’t around any humans who might see her display of anger. That wouldn’t turn out well.

Finally, she spoke. “Do you want me to come over to you with Aaron and Alex? I’m at the house right now. We were waiting for you to get back.” Relief swept through me; no human saw her mood swings.

“Yes, that would be alright.”

“I’ll see you in a moment, then,” she said before she hung up. A few seconds later, I could feel the shift in space, and stared at the spot I knew they were going to appear. Martha either couldn’t tell or didn’t care.

“We need to lock you up and hide you from the world,” Aaron said jokingly as he punched me in the shoulder, appearing out of think air. I made a face at him.

“I’m sorry, but with her luck the room would suddenly explode or something,” Alex laughed. I glared at him as well, and he just laughed harder. “Oh relax Bella. You know it’s true.”

Martha burst out laughing, and Edward’s face was a composed mask, obviously trying to not make me angry by laughing. I rolled my eyes and turned to Becka.

“I’m sure that Jade was here with Felix, Demetri and Heidi. Edward could hear there thoughts,” I said, gesturing to him. Becka’s eyes popped out slightly.

What?” she gasped. “I thought you were blocking his mind? Why did you stop? That’s such a big risk!”

I shrugged. “I…lost it for a moment, and Edward realized he could hear everyone’s mind. Then we realized that we could just block Jade inside her own mind instead of blocking us, and then we’ll be good.”

Becka rolled her eyes and muttered something about ‘danger magnets.’ I made a face while Edward flashed me a quick, crooked smile that nearly made my heart fly off.

“So when do you want to do this? I’m ready to go,” Alex asked, throwing a ball up and down in his hand. I noticed the grass stains on both his and Aaron’s clothes, and realized that I had interrupted them playing catch. I was glad I wasn’t there. Catch could be a very dangerous and messy thing when they both played.

Becka hit him on the back of the head. “Idiot. We can’t just run up to someone randomly without checking anything first. You want a redo of Australia?”

Alex stared at her blankly. “But we didn’t get ambushed on—not at the cave,” he corrected himself. Aaron and I rolled our eyes. “But we knew they were coming, and we let them to see where they were going to take us. Bella could have gotten us right out of there.”

I smiled proudly at him. “Thank you Alex, for actually believing in me unlike some of the people here.”

Becka rolled her eyes, clearly remembering our little argument the day Edward came back. Edward simply raised his eyes at me, clearly daring me to say he didn’t believe in me. I didn’t dare.

“I think we should wait until it gets sunny,” Martha spoke up quickly, breaking into the tension. “That way, we can get them without them being able to get us.”

I shrugged; it was a good idea, but mine was far simpler and quicker. “Or I could go to them invisible, tear them apart without even having to block Jade, and then be done with this whole thing and get on with our lives?” From the look everyone gave me though, they didn’t seem to agree much. Stupid serious immortals…

“I like Martha’s plan,” Edward said carefully, snaking his arms around my waist so I was leaning against him. I raised my eyes at the others, knowing that they would prefer to get to fight as well.

I sighed loudly. “Fine,” I muttered, and raised my hand so a force field, truly only visible to me came to life around us. I adjusted it so it hugged our forms, and then I turned to Becka.

She understood. “It should be sunny in a few moments,” she told me, jerking her head up to the thin cover of clouds. I nodded and she came over to me and took my hand. At once, we were in the middle of the woods higher up in the mountains, overlooking a small spring and four vampires who couldn’t see us.

Let the games begin.