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Set during New Moon. After the cliff diving incident, Bella was changed into a vampire and was kept in the dark for months. She doesn't remember anything from her human life and she became Victoria's precious pet who does all her biddings. What Bella doesn't know is that there's a bigger plan that involves killing each of the Cullens. Isn't revenge sweet?


6. There's more that meets the eye

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Chapter 6: There’s more that meets the eye


The darkly lit alley was the same as I left it. A mess. With my quick and hasty exit, I didn’t get the chance to clean up the mess I made. It would be horrible if the humans suspect something inhuman was happening overnight in their neighborhood. It would be worse if she finds about it. I shook off that horrible thought and proceeded to the task at hand. Riley would be coming soon to check if the job was done. I can’t let him get suspicious.

I’ve been too careless. I checked the area twice today and made sure that the other coven wasn’t near. I was certain that they were located in another town but how come one of them was in the same location as I was on the same night of my hunt? The golden eyed vampire seemed shocked to see me though. He looked at me as if we haven’t seen each other for a long time. And he said my name. How did he know my name? Did we know each other when I was human? How long have we known each other? Was he a vampire when I met him? Or human? Impossible. He was probably a vampire already when I met him. Victoria did say that their coven interacted with humans. So, how come Victoria didn’t want me to get tracked by them? Is it because she doesn’t want to lose me to them? Yeah. Maybe that’s the reason why. I mean, who else does the hunting for her? Who gives her meals? Who does everything she says with no complains? Me. I was the only one. She would never allow Riley to go out on those hunts. She won’t let him go out there without her consent. So, it all comes down to me. That makes sense, doesn’t it? I mean, what other reason could there be?

I shook the thoughts off my head. Victoria was just being protective of me. I should keep it at that. No more questions. I shouldn’t be questioning her motives in the first place. I proceeded to clean up the burnt remains. I dug a hole on the nearby park and threw the limbs there. I can’t let the humans see the burnt body parts and be suspicious.

I was left with one problem. The wall. Almost half of the wall I hit was gone. I stood there thinking of what I could do to make it look like something huge hit it instead of something small that collapsed for no reason. Very suspicious, indeed. Putting it back together was out of the question. There was no way I could put it back without buying all the things I needed. Money was another thing out of the question.

“I hope there have been no problems here?” A voice broke through my thoughts

I turned around to see Victoria walking towards me with Riley following her closely.

“No… No problems at all, Victoria” I said looking down.

“Are you sure? You seem to be thinking hard about something. Having distractions again?” I looked up to see her raising an eyebrow at me.

“No… No distractions. I was just thinking of how I could cover this up” I said pointing to the wall.

“Did I ever ask you to cover up anything after your job?” she asked sternly.

I immediately put my head down again. No, she never did.

“No” I said softly.

“Then, why cover it up? There’s no sense in doing it” she said with the same tone.

“I… I just didn’t want the humans to get suspicious. I mean, if they start suspecting something and the Vol r10;”

“I don’t care if they find out! Let them get suspicious! We’ll be far gone by the time they start looking! And the Volturi won’t find anything! Do you understand?!” she shouted at me while giving me the look that I’ve always questioned.

“Yes, Victoria” I said softly.

She should’ve just shouted profanities in my face instead of giving me that look. There it was again. The look as if she’s hiding something from me. The look that says there’s more that meets the eye.

There was silence for a few minutes. I could feel her glaring at me so I didn’t dare look up. I waited for her to start talking again.

“Look at me” she ordered and I obeyed. I could see Riley giving me a small smile. He didn’t say anything but nodded in encouragement. I looked at Victoria straight in the eye.

“Now, did you have any encounter with the other coven I told you about?” she asked. Her tone changed. It was hard to explain but it wasn’t stern anymore. It was something else.

I felt my muscles tense as I repeated her question in my head. I can’t tell her. I can’t let her know that one of them actually talked to me. I can’t. I know I’ll never get answers from her. I have to find them out for myself.

“No, I didn’t encounter any of them” I said as honestly as I could. I was good at hiding things from her so she didn’t get suspicious. She believed me.

“Good” she nodded her head in approval.

“Now, leave this mess alone. Go find me and Riley something to drink. I’m thirsty” she ordered.

I nodded my head and turned around. I could feel her stare burn the back of my head as I walked towards the main street. I sighed in relief as I turned the corner. Well, that was easy. At least, she didn’t ask any more questions. Whatever thoughts I had earlier in the park were now hidden in a safe compartment on my head. I only think of them whenever I’m alone. She always seems to know when I have my “distractions.”

I continued to walk up the street. It was dark and the light bulb on one of the post was blinking on and off. It gave the street an eerie feeling that could give somebody goosebumps. Nobody was walking on this part of the city at this time of night. It was around midnight and there were less people out. After a few minutes of walking, I finally found my unlucky prey. He gave me an easy way to get him as he made a turn into one of the darker alleys. Just as I turned into the same alley, the light bulb blinked off giving total darkness for a fraction of a second.

I paused for only a second, but it felt like a very long time. I turned then and darted to the other side of the road. I had a sinking feeling that it was a wasted attempt. The footsteps behind me were louder now.

"There you are!" The booming voice of the stocky, dark-haired man shattered the intense quiet and made me jump. In the gathering darkness, it seemed like he was looking past me.

"Yeah," a voice called loudly from behind me, making me jump again as I tried to hurry down the street.

"We just took a little detour."

My steps had to slow now. I was closing the distance between myself and the lounging pair too quickly. I had a good loud scream, and I sucked in air, preparing to use it, but my throat was so dry I wasn't sure how much volume I could manage. With a quick movement I slipped my purse over my head, gripping the strap with one hand, ready to surrender it or use it as weapon as need demanded. The thickset man shrugged away from the wall as I warily came to a stop, and walked slowly into the street.

"Stay away from me," I warned in a voice that was supposed to sound strong and fearless. But I was right about the dry throat — no volume.

"Don't be like that, sugar," he called, and the raucous laughter started again behind me.

I braced myself, feet apart, trying to remember through my panic what little self-defense I knew. Heel of the hand thrust upward, hopefully breaking the nose or shoving it into the brain. Finger through the eye socket — try to hook around and pop the eye out. And the standard knee to the groin, of course. That same pessimistic voice in my mind spoke up then, reminding me that I probably wouldn't have a chance against one of them, and there were four. Shut up! I commanded the voice before terror could incapacitate me. I wasn't going out without taking someone with me. I tried to swallow so I could build up a decent scream.

Headlights suddenly flew around the corner, the car almost hitting the stocky one, forcing him to jump back toward the sidewalk. I dove into the road — this car was going to stop, or have to hit me. But the silver car unexpectedly fishtailed around, skidding to a stop with the passenger door open just a few feet from me.

"Get in," a furious voice commanded.

The light blinked back on again. I stood there frozen to the spot.

What the hell just happened?

I didn’t get the chance to think about it as I heard her voice from the distance.

“I’m thirsty, Bella”