Serenity Of Life

 

BREAKING DAWN QUOTES

BOOK 1 - BELLA

CHAPTER 1 - ENGAGED
“Calling for an update?”
Seth, Engaged

“You’re psychic.”
Bella, Engaged

“Not hardly. I’m no Alice—you’re just predictable,”
Seth, Engaged “Same as ever. He won’t talk, though we know he hears us.
He’s trying not to think human, you know. Just going with his instincts.”
Seth, Engaged

“He’s not coming home, Bella. Sorry.”
Seth, Engaged

"S’okay, Seth. I knew before I asked. I just can’t help wishing.”
Bella, Engaged

 “Thanks for putting up with me, Seth. I know the others must give you a hard time.”
Bella, Engaged

 “Kind of lame, I think. Jacob made his choices, you made yours. Jake doesn’t like their attitude about it. ’Course, he isn’t super thrilled that you’re checking up on him, either.”
Seth, Engaged

 “He can’t hide everything from us, hard as he’s trying.”
Seth, Engaged

“It wouldn’t be the same without you.”
Bella, Engaged

“Stop fidgeting, Bella. Please try to remember that you’re not confessing to a murder here.”
Bella , Engaged

“Sure it is, Bella, sure it is. If everything is so great, then why are you sweating bullets?”
Charlie, Engaged

“You’re pregnant!” “You’re pregnant, aren’t you?”
Charlie, Engaged

“Charlie, I realize that I’ve gone about this out of order. Traditionally, I should have asked you first. I mean no disrespect, but since Bella has already said yes and I don’t want to diminish her choice in the matter, instead of asking you for her hand, I’m asking you for your blessing. We’re getting married, Charlie. I love her more than anything in tour aything ihe world, more than my own life, and—by some miracle—she loves me that way, too. Will you give us your blessing?”
Edward, Engaged

 
“Guess I’m not that surprised,”
"Knew I’d have to deal with something like this soon enough.”
Charlie, Engaged

“I’m one hundred percent sure about Edward,”
Bella, Engaged

“Getting married, though? What’s the rush?”
Charlie, Engaged

“We’re going away to Dartmouth together in the fall, Charlie,”
I’d like to do that, well, the right way. It’s how I was raised.”
Edward, Engaged

“But you have to tell your mom! I’m not saying one word to Renée! That’s all yours!”
Charlie, Engaged

“I’m a little miffed that you waited so long to tell me. Plane tickets only get more expensive. Oooh,”
“Do you think Phil’s cast will be off by then? It will spoil the pictures if he’s not in a tux—”
Renée, Engaged

 
“Well, when you came to visit me in April, it looked like things were pretty much sewn up, if you know what I mean. You’re not very hard to read, sweetie. But I didn’t say anything because I knew it wouldn’t do any good. You’re exactly like Charlie.”
“Once you make up your mind, there is no reasoning with you. Of course, exactly like Charlie, you stick by your decisions, too.”
Renée, Engaged

“You’re not making my mistakes, Bella. You sound like you’re scared silly, and I’m guessing it’s because you’re afraid of me.”
“My little middle-aged child. Luckily, you seem to have found another old soul.”
Renée, Engaged

“You’re not… mad? You don’t think I’m making a humongous mistake?”
Bella, Engaged

“Well, sure, I wish you’d wait a few more years. I mean, do I look old enough to be a mother-in-law to you? Don’t answer that. But this isn’t about me. This is about you. Are you happy?”
Renée, Engaged

“I don’t know. I’m having an out-of-body experience right now.”
Bella, Engaged

“Does he make you happy, Bella?”
“Are you ever going to want anyone else?”
Renée, Engaged

“But aren’t you going to say that I sound exactly like every other infatuated teenager since the dawn of time?”
Bella, Engaged

“You’ve never been a teenager, sweetie. You know what’s best for you.”
Renée, Engaged

“Now cut that out, Alice. I look like an idiot.”
Charlie, Engaged

“No one dressed by me ever looks like an idiot.”
Alice, Engaged

“She’s right, Dad. You look fabulous! What’s the occasion?”
Bella, Engaged

“Go to your happy place, Bella. It won’t take long.”
Alice, Engaged

"You’d think I was shoving bamboo splinters under your nails,”
Alice, Engaged


CHAPTER 2 - LONG NIGHT
“No, no. It’s your bachelor party. You have to go.”
Bella, Long Night

“Bachelor parties are designed for those who are sad to see the passing of their single days. I couldn’t be more eager to have mine behind me. So there’s really no point.”
Edward, Long Night

“Well, we should be fairly close to perfection by this point, then, shouldn’t we? Have you slept at all in the last month?”
Edward, Long Night

“But this is the dress rehearsal,”
“and we’ve only practiced certain scenes. It’s no time for playing safe.”
Bella, Long Night

“I don’t know. It’s too hard to concentrate when you’re with me like this. I—I can’t think straight. I won’t be able to control myself. You’ll get hurt.”
Edward, Long Night

"Really? No second thoughts? It’s not too late to change your mind.”
Edward, Long Night

“Are you trying to ditch me?”
Bella, Long Night

“Just making sure. I don’t want you to do anything you’re not sure about.”
Edward, Long Night

“I’m sure about you. The rest I can live through.”
Bella, Long Night

“I don’t mean the wedding—which I am positive you will survive despite your qualms—but afterward… what about Renée, what about Charlie?”
Edward, Long Night

“I’ll miss my friends, too.”,“Especially Mike. Oh, Mike! How will I go on?”
Bella, Long Night

“Edward, we’ve been through this and through this. I know it will be hard, but this is what I want. I want you, and I want you forever. One lifetime is simply not enough for me.”
Bella, Long Night

“Frozen forever at eighteen,”
Edward, Long Night

"Every woman’s dream come true,”
Bella, Long Night

“Never changing… never moving forward.”
Edward, Long Night

“Do you remember when we told Charlie we were getting married? And he thought you were… pregnant?”
Edward, Long Night

“And he thought about shooting you,”
“Admit it—for one second, he honestly considered it.”
Bella, Long Night

“I just wish… well, I wish that he’d been right.”
Edward, Long Night

“More that there was some way he could have been. That we had that kind of potential. I hate taking that away from you, too.”
Edward, Long Night

“How could you know that, Bella? Look at my mother, look at my sister. It’s not as easy a sacrifice as you imagine.”
Edward, Long Night

“Esme and Rosalie get by just fine. If it’s a problem later, we can do what Esme did—we’ll adopt.”
Bella, Long Night

“It’s not right! I don’t want you to have to make sacrifices for me. I want to give you things, not take things away from you. I don’t want to steal your future. If I were human—”
Edward, Long Night

“You are my future. Now stop. No moping, or I’m calling your brothers to come and get you. Maybe you need a bachelor party.”
Bella, Long Night

“Not in that sense. I’ve been waiting a century to marry you, Miss Swan. The wedding ceremony is the one thing I can’t wait—”
“Oh, for the love of all that’s holy!”
Edward, Long Night

“You don’t have to call my brothers. Apparently Emmett and Jasper are not going to let me bow out tonight.”
Edward, Long Night

“If you don’t send Edward out, we’re coming in after him!”
Emmet, Long Night

“Get to sleep. You’ve got a big day tomorrow.”
Edward, Long Night

“Thanks! That’s sure to help me wind down.”
Bella, Long Night

“I’ll meet you at the altar.”
Edward, Long Night

“I’ll be the one in white.”
Bella, Long Night

“Jasper? What do vampires do for bachelor parties? You’re not taking him to a strip club, are you?”
Bella, Long Night

“We Cullens have our own version. Just a few mountain lions, a couple of grizzly bears. Perhaps bears. Pretty much an ordinary night out.”
Jasper, Long Night


CHAPTER 3 - BIG DAY
“I don’t have that much to do today besides bring the minister, Beliv>des bri†ls. I’m not likely to forget my only job.”
Charlie, Big day

“That’s not your only job. You also have to be dressed and presentable.”
Bella, Big Day

“Oh, hell, look at your eyes!”
“What did you do? Stay up all night?”
Alice, Big Day

“I’ve only allotted so much time to make you stunning, Bella—you might have taken better care of my raw material.”
Alice, Big Day

“No one expects me to be stunning. I think the bigger problem is that I might fall asleep during the ceremony and not be able to say ‘I do’ at the right part, and then Edward will make his escape.”
Bella, Big Day

“At least you’ll have plenty of time to sleep on the plane tomorrow.”
Alice, Big Day

“You’ll be my sister officially in ten short hours… it’s about time to get over this aversion to new clothes.”
Bella, Big Day

“Don’t worry, he’ll be there before the music starts. But you don’t get to see him, no matter when he gets back. We’re doing this the traditional way.”
Alice, Big Day

“Since when is the bride not allowed to see the decorations?”
Bella, Big Day

“Since she put me in charge. I want you to get the full impact coming down the stairs.”
Alice, Big Day

“Is this really necessary? I’m going to look plain next to him no matter what.”
Bella, Big Day

“No one will dare to call you plain when I’m through with you.”
Alice, Big Day

“Only because they’re afraid you’ll suck their blood,”
Bella, Big Day

“He values his life too much. Esme’s got them finishing things up out back. Do you want some help? I could do her hair.”
Rosalie, Big Day

“Deep breaths, Bella,”
“And try to lower your heart rate. You’re going to sweat off your new face.”
Alice, Big Day

“I have to get dressed now. Can you hold yourself together for two minutes?”
Alice, Big Day

“It’s nothing. No one will be looking at me today. Not while you’re in the room.”
Alice, Big Day

“Now, are you in control of yourself, or do I have to bring Jasper up here?”
Alice, Big Day

“Well, Charlie, don’t you look dashing!”
Renée , Big Day

“Alice got to me.”
Charlie, Big Day

“Something blue,”
"Something old, too. They were your Grandma Swan’s,”
“We had a jeweler replace the paste stones with sapphires.”
Renée , Big Day

“Alice wouldn’t let us do anything else,”
“Every time we tried, she all but ripped our throats out.”
Renée , Big Day

“A little color—that’s all you needed. You are officially perfect.”
Alice, Big Day

“She looks a little sick. Do you think she’s going to make it?”
Charlie, Big Day

“She’d better.”
Alice, Big Day

“Focus, Bella. Edward is waiting for you down there.”
Alice, Big Day
CHAPTER 4 - GESTURE
It’s good to see things work out for you, man,”. “I’m happy for you.”
Seth, Gesture

“Let me introduce you to my wife.”
“Tanya, this is my Bella.”
Edward, Gesture

“We consider ourselves Carlisle’s extended family, and I am sorry about the, er, recent incident when we did not behave as such. We should have met you sooner. Can you forgive us?”
Tanya, Gesture

“Keep the dream alive,”
Kate, Gesture

“The Cullens are all evened up in numbers now. Perhaps it will be our turn next, eh, Kate?”
Tanya, Gesture

 
“We’ll get to know each other later. We’ll have eons of time for that!”
Tanya, Gesture

“Enjoying the party, Mrs. Cullen?”
Edward, Gesture

“That will take a while to get used to.”
Bella, Gesture

“We have a while,”
Edward, Gesture

“I’m going to miss you at home, Bella. I’m already lonely.”
Charlie, Gesture

“I feel just horrible, leaving you to cook for yourself—it’s practically criminal negligence. You could arrest me.”
Bella, Gesture

“Still not that fond of Mike, eh?”
Bella, Gesture

“Not when I have to listen to his thoughts. He’s lucky I didn’t kick him out. Or worse.”
Edward, Gesture


“Then I suppose you don’t realize how utterly, heart-breakingly beautiful you are tonight. I’m not surprised Mike’s having difficulty with improper thoughts about a married woman. I am disappointed that Alice didn’t make sure you were forced to look in a mirror.”
Edward, Gesture

“A surprise wedding gift.”
Edward, Gesture

“This is very… kind of you.”
Edward, Gesture

“Kind is my middle name, can I cut in?”
Jacob, Gesture

“Stop blubbering, Bella. You’ll ruin your dress. It’s just me.”
Jacob, Gesture
 
“Just? Oh, Jake! Everything is perfect now.”
Bella, Gesture
 
“Yeah—the party can start. The best man finally made it.”
Jacob, Gesture

“I don’t know if I get more than just this one dance,”
“I’d better make the best of it.”
Jacob, Gesture

“I didn’t think I would be. But it’s good to see you… one more time. Not as sad as I’d thought it would be.”
Jacob, Gesture

“I know that. And I didn’t come tonight to make you feel guilty.”
Jacob, Gesture
 
“No—it makes me very happy that you came. It’s the best gift you could have given me.”
Bella, Gesture

“It would have been a shame to miss seeing you like this, though. That’s worth the trip right there. You look unbelievable, Bella. So beautiful.”
Jacob, Gesture
 
“Alice invested a lot of time in me today. The dark helps, too.”
Bella, Gesture
 
“He’s a good kid. Better company than some. I tell you, if I could get rid of the voices in my head, being a wolf would be about perfect.”
Jacob, Gesture

“Yeah, I can’t get mine to shut up, either.”
Bella, Gesture

“In your case, that would mean you’re insane. Of course, I already knew that you were insane,”
Jacob, Gesture

“Insanity is probably easier than sharing a pack mind. Crazy people’s voices don’t send babysitters to watch them.”
Jacob, Gesture

“In case I can’t keep it together, something like that. In case I decide to trash the party.”
Jacob, Gesture
 
“I’m just here to be your friend. Your best friend, one last time.”
Jacob, Gesture
 
“Alice is an unstoppable force of nature.”
Bella, Gesture

“Song’s over. Do you think I get another one? Or is that asking too much?”
Jacob, Gesture

“You can have as many dances as you want.”
Bella, Gesture

“That would be interesting. I think I’d better stick with two, though. Don’t want to start talk.”
Jacob, Gesture

“You’d think I’d be used to telling you goodbye by now,”
Jacob, Gesture

“But I’ll see you this way in my head. Pink cheeks. Heartbeat. Two left feet. All of that.”
Jacob, Gesture
 
“I just didn’t want to spend my honeymoon writhing in pain.”
Bella, Gesture

“You’d rather spend it how? Playing checkers? Ha ha.”
Jacob, Gesture

“I’m not putting anything off,”
“And yes I can have a real honeymoon! I can do anything I want! Butt out!”
Bella, Gesture

“What do you mean? Have a real honeymoon? While you’re still human? Are you kidding? That’s a sick joke, Bella!”
Jacob, Gesture

“Bella! Have you lost your mind? You can’t be that stupid! Tell me you’re joking!”
Jacob, Gesture

"I’ll kill you myself! I’ll do it now!”
Jacob, Gesture

“Jacob is way too prejudiced to see anything clearly.”
Bella, Gesture

“should let him kill me for even thinking . . .”
Edward, Gesture

“You’re monopolizing the bride,”
“Let me dance with my little sister. This could be my last chance to make her blush.”
Emmett, Gesture

“Don’t tell me you’ve gotten over your dancing issues?”
Edward, Gesture
 
“Dancing isn’t so bad—with you. But I was thinking more of this,”—and I pressed myself to him even tighter—“of never having to let you go.”
Bella, Gesture

“Do you want to miss your plane?”
“I’m sure you’ll have a lovely honeymoon camped out in the airport waiting for another flight.”
Alice, Gesture

“Bella, do you want to wear that dress on the airplane?”
Alice, Gesture

“I’ll tell her where you’re taking her, Edward. So help me, I will.”
Alice, Gesture

“You’re awfully small to be so hugely irritating.”
Edward, Gesture

"I didn’t pick out the perfect going-away dress to have it wasted,”
“Come with me, Bella.”
Alice, Gesture

“I don’t blame you, Bella.”
“You don’t seem to be able help yourself.”
Alice, Gesture

“Thank you, Alice. It was the most beautiful wedding anyone ever had,”
“Everything was exactly right. You’re the best, smartest, most talented sister in the whole world.”
Bella, Gesture

“You have to visit me and Phil very, very soon. It’s your turn to go south—see the sun for once,”
Renée, Gesture


CHAPTER 5 - ISLE ESME
“A gift from Carlisle—Esme offered to let us borrow it.”
Edward, Isle Esme

“It’s a little hot here,”
“I thought… that would be best.”
Edward, Isle Esme

“I tried to think of everything that would make this… easier,”
Edward, Isle Esme

“I was wondering,”
“if… first… maybe you’d like to take a midnight swim with me?”
“The water will be ver y war m. This is the kind of beach you approve of.”
Edward, Isle Esme

“Don’t take too long, Mrs. Cullen.”
“I’ll wait for you in the water.”
Edward, Isle Esme

“But I wouldn’t use the word beautiful,”
“Not with you standing here in comparison.”
Edward, Isle Esme

“I promised we would try,”
“If… if I do something wrong, if I hurt you, you must tell me at once.”
Edward, Isle Esme

“Don’t be afraid,”
“We belong together.”
Bella, Isle Esme

“You just can’t escape being human for very long.”
Bella, Isle Esme

“How badly are you hurt, Bella? The truth—don’t try to downplay it.”
Edward, Isle Esme

“Why would you jump to that conclusion? I’ve never been better than I am now.”
Bella, Isle Esme

“Stop acting like I’m not a monster  for having agreed to this.”
Edward, Isle Esme

“Look at yourself, Bella. Then tell me I’ m not a monster.”
Edward, Isle Esme

“Why am I covered in feathers?”
Bella, Isle Esme

“I bit a pillow. Or two. That’s not what I’m talking about.”
Edward, Isle Esme

“Do not say the word fine." . “If you value my sanity, do not say that you are fine.”
Edward, Isle Esme

“Don’t ruin this,” . “I. Am. Happy.”
Bella, Isle Esme

“Why can’t you just read my mind already? It’s so inconvenient to be a mental mute!”
Bella, Isle Esme

“That’s a new one. You love that I can’t read your mind.”
Bella, Isle Esme

“Because all this angst would be completely unnecessary if  you could see how I feel right now! Or five minutes ago, anyway. I was perfectly happy.
Totally and completely blissed out. Now—well, I’m sort of pissed, actually.”
Bella, Isle Esme

“You should be angry at me.”
Edward, Isle Esme

“Well, I am. Does that make you feel better?”
Bella, Isle Esme

“No. I don’t think anything could make me feel better now.”
Edward, Isle Esme

“That right there is why I’m angry. You are killing my buzz, Edward.”
Bella, Isle Esme
 
“We knew this was going to be tricky. I thought that was assumed. And then—well, it was a lot easier than I thought it would be. And this is really nothing.”
“I think for a first time, not knowing what to expect, we did amazing. With a little practice —”
Bella, Isle Esme

“Assumed? Did you expect this, Bella? Were you anticipating that I would hurt you?
Were you thinking it would be worse? Do you consider the experiment a success
because you can walk away from it? No broken bones—that equals a victory?”
Edward, Isle Esme

“I didn’t know what to expect—but I definitely did not expect how… how… just
wonderful and perfect it was.”
“I mean, I don’t know how it was for you, but it was like that for me.”
Bella, Isle Esme

“Is that what you’re worried about? That I didn’t enjoy myself?”
Edward, Isle Esme

“I know it’s not the same. You’re not human. I just was tr ying to
explain that, for a human, well, I can’t imagine that life gets any better  than that.”
Bella, Isle Esme


“It seems that I have more to apologize for.”
“I didn’t dream that you would construe the way I feel about what I did to you to mean that last night  wasn’t…well, the best night of my existence.
But I don’t want to think of it that way, not when you were . . .”
Edward, Isle Esme

 
“I spoke to Carlisle after you and I made our bargain, hoping he could help me. Of course he warned me that this would be very dangerous for you.”
“He had faith in me, though—faith I didn’t deserve.”
Edward, Isle Esme

“I also asked him what I should expect. I didn’t know what it would be for me… what
with my being a vampire.”
Edward, Isle Esme

“I spoke to my brothers, too. They told me it was a very great pleasure. Second only to drinking human blood.”
“But I’ve tasted your blood, and there  could be no blood more potent than that.
… I don’t think they were wrong, really. Just that it was different for us. Something more.”
Edward, Isle Esme

“It was more. It was everything.”
Bella, Isle Esme

“That doesn’t change the fact that it was wrong. Even if it were possible that you really did feel that way.”
Edward, Isle Esme

“To ease my guilt. I can’t ignore the evidence, Bella. Or your history of trying to let me off the hook when I make mistakes.”
Edward, Isle Esme

“I’m making you unhappy now. I don’t want to do that.”
Edward, Isle Esme

“Then don’t you be unhappy. That’s the only thing that’s wrong here.”
Bella, Isle Esme

“You’re right. The past is past and I can’t do anything to change it. There’s no sense in letting my mood sour this time for you. I’ll do whatever I can to make you happy now.”
Edward, Isle Esme

“I don’t know if I decided to do anything last night,”
“We’re just lucky it was the pillows and not you.”
Edward, Isle Esme

“I was asleep. This is really good, by the way. Impressive for someone who doesn’t eat.”
Bella, Isle Esme

“You aren’t going to touch me again while we’re here, are you?”
Bella, Isle Esme

“I will not make love with you until you’ve been changed. I will never hurt you again.”
Edward, Isle Esme

 
CHAPTER 6 - DISTRACTIONS
“You look beautiful. You always do.”
Edward, Distractions

“I’ll make you a deal,”
Bella, Distractions

“I will not make any deals with you,”
Edward, Distractions

“You haven’t even heard what I’m offering.”
Bella, Distractions

“Well, I was thinking… I know that the whole Dartmouth thing was just supposed to be
a cover story, but honestly, one semester of college probably wouldn’t kill me,”
Bella, Distractions

“You would wait. You would stay human.”
Edward, Distractions

“Why are you doing this to me?”
“Isn’t it hard enough without all of this?”
“It doesn’t matter. I won’t make any deals with you.”
Edward, Distractions

“I want to go to college.”
Bella, Distractions

“No, you don’t. And there is nothing that is worth risking your life again. That’s worth hurting you.”
Edward, Distractions

“But I do want to go. Well, it’s not college as much as it’s that I want—I want to be human a little while longer.”
Bella, Distractions

“You are making me insane, Bella. Haven’t we had this argument a million times, you always begging to be a vampire without delay?”
Edward, Distractions

“Yes, but… well, I have a reason to be human that I didn’t have before.”
Bella, Distractions

“You are so human, Bella. Ruled by your hormones.”
Edward, Distractions

“That’s the whole point, Edward. I like this part of being human. I don’t want to give it
up yet. I don’t want to wait through years of being a blood-crazed newborn for some
part of this to come back to me.”
Bella, Distractions

“I wonder why I’m so tired. That couldn’t be part of your scheme or anything.”
“For as tired as I’ve been, you’d think I’d sleep better.”
Bella, Distractions

“You’ve been sleeping like the dead, Bella. You haven’t said a word
in your sleep since we got here. If it weren’t for the snoring, I’d worry you were slipping into a coma.”
Edward, Distractions

 
“I haven’t been tossing? That’s weird. Usually I’m all over the bed when I’m having nightmares. And shouting.”
Bella, Distractions

"Vivid ones. They make me so tired.”
 “I can’t believe I haven’t been babbling about them all night.”
Bella, Distractions

“It’s all so bright and real. Usually, when I’m dreaming, I know that I am. With these, I
don’t know I’m asleep. It makes them scarier.”
Bella, Distractions

“They aren’t going to bother us anymore. You’ll be immortal soon, and they’ll have no reason.”
Edward, Distractions

 
“They’re just dreams, Edward"
Bella, Distractions

“Do you want me to sing to you? I’ll sing all night if it will keep the bad dreams away.”
Edward, Distractions

“When does the semester start? I wasn’t paying attention before.”
Bella, Distractions

“Did you have another nightmare? It wasn’t real, it wasn’t real.”
Edward, Distractions

“It was a good dream.”
Bella, Distractions

“Then why are you crying?”
Edward, Distractions

“Because I woke up,”
Bella, Distractions

“Everything’s all right, Bella. Take deep breaths.”
Edward, Distractions

“It was so real,” . “I wanted it to be real.”
Bella, Distractions

“Tell me about it,” he urged. “Maybe that will help.”
Edward, Distractions
 
“I didn’t mean… Well, I don’t know exactly what that was last night.”
Bella, Distractions

“You never did tell me what your dream was about.”
Edward, Distractions

“I guess I didn’t—but I sort of showed ou what it was about.”
Bella, Distractions

“It was a very good dream,” , “Am I forgiven?”
Bella, Distractions

“Is the inventory complete?”
“The pillows all appear to have survived.”
Bella, Distractions

“Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for your, er, nightgown.”
Edward, Distractions

“Were there any other  casualties?”
Bella, Distractions

“I’ll have to buy Esme a new bed frame,”
Edward, Distractions

“You’d think I would have heard that.”
Bella, Distractions

“You seem to be extraordinarily unobservant when your attention is otherwise involved.”
Edward, Distractions

 “I was a bit absorbed,” ,” I admitted, blushing a deep red.
Bella, Distractions

“I’m really going to miss that.”
Edward, Distractions

“You look so guilty—like you’ve committed a crime.”
Edward, Distractions

“So you seduced your all-too-willing husband. That’s not a capital offense.”
Edward, Distractions

“The word seduced implies a certain amount of premeditation.”
Bella, Distractions

“I didn’t hurt you, for one thing. It was easier this time, to control myself, to channel the excesses.”
“Maybe because I had a better idea of what to expect.”
Edward, Distractions

 “I told you that it was all about practice.”
Bella, Distractions

“If I don’t have a better sense of equilibrium in my next life, I’m demanding a refund.”
Bella, Distractions

“Since when do you eat eggs sunny-side up?”
Edward, Distractions

“Do you know how many eggs you’ve gone through in the last week?”
Edward, Distractions

“This place is messing with my appetite.”
“But I like it here. We’ll probably have to leave soon, though, won’t we, to make it to Dartmouth in time?
Wow, I guess we need to find a place to live and stuff, too.”
Bella, Distractions

“You can give up the college pretense now—you’ve gotten
what you wanted. And we didn’t agree to a deal, so there are no strings attached.”
Bella, Distractions

“It wasn’t a pretense, Edward. I don’t spend my free time plotting like some
people do. What can we do to wear Bella out today?”
Bella, Distractions

“I really do want a little more time being human.”
“I have not had enough.”
Bella, Distractions

“Sex was the key all along?” . “Why didn’t I think of that?”
“I could have saved myself a lot of arguments.”
Edward, Distractions

“I’ll have to see if we can keep your ‘before’ car  for a little longer. . . .”
Edward, Distractions

“Yes, heaven forbid I not be protected from tanks.”
Bella, Distractions

“We’re fine on time. A few more weeks, if you want. And then we can visit Charlie
before we go to New Hampshire. We could spend Christmas with Renée. . . .”
Edward, Distractions

“So I was thinking—you know what I was saying about practice before?”
Bella, Distractions

“Can you hold on to that thought? I hear a boat. The cleaning crew must be here.”
Edward, Distractions

“They have their own legends here. The Libishomen
—a blood-drinking demon who preys exclusively on beautiful women.”
Edward, Distractions

“She’s afraid of why I have you here, all alone.”
“Oh well, why don’t you choose something for us to watch?
That’s an acceptably human thing to do.”
Edward, Distractions

“Yes, I’m sure a movie will convince her that you’re human.”
Bella, Distractions

“I don’t know.… I’ve already mangled the headboard in the other room beyond repair—
maybe if we limit the destruction to one area of the house, Esme might invite us back someday.”
Edward, Distractions

“So there will be more destruction?”
Bella, Distractions

“I think it might be safer if it’s premeditated, rather than if I wait for you to assault me again.”
Edward, Distractions

“Did you want to go survey the demolition zone now?”
Bella, Distractions

“Maybe it would be more polite to wait until we’re alone.
You may not notice me tearing the furniture apart, but it would probably scare them.”
Edward, Distractions

“Do you want to swim with the dolphins this afternoon—burn off the calories?”
Edward, Distractions

"Maybe later. I had another idea for burning calories.”
Bella, Distractions

“Well, there’s an awful lot of headboard left—”
Bella, Distractions


CHAPTER 7 - UNEXPECTED
“It’s just food poisoning. You don’t need to see this. Go away.”
Bella, Unexpected

“What? Are you trying to pass this illness off as PMS?”
Edward, Unexpected

“No, Edward. I’ m trying to tell you that my period is five days late.”
Bella, Unexpected

“This is going to sound crazy—look, I know it’s way too early for any of this.
Maybe I am crazy. But I’m having bizarre dreams and eating all the time and crying and
throwing up and… and… I swear somethingmoved inside me just now.”
Bella, Unexpected

“Don’t be afraid. We’ll be home in sixteen hours. You’ll be fine.
Carlisle will be ready when we get there. We’ll take care of this, and you’ ll be
fine, you’ll be fine.”
Edward, Unexpected

“We’re going to get that thing out before it can hurt any part of you. Don’t be scared. I
won’t let it hurt you.”
Edward, Unexpected

“Don’t worry about what she said. It’s nothing but legends, old lies for the sake of
entertainment.”
Edward, Unexpected

“Don’t worry about anything. We’ll get to Carlisle in just a few hours, really. This will all be over soon.”
Edward, Unexpected


BOOK 2 - JACOB

WAITING FOR THE DAMN FIGHT TO START ALREADY
“Jeez, Paul, don’t you freaking have a home of your own?”
Jacob

“Your sister said to go ahead and help myself to anything I wanted.”
Paul

“Bring it, kid. I don’t need Rachel to protect me.”
Paul

“Right. Like you wouldn’t go crying to her first chance.”
Jacob,

“You are such a pain, Jacob. I swear, I’d rather hang out with Leah.”
Paul

“Ouch. Wow, I bet Leah’s really going to love to hear that you want to spend some
quality time with her. It’ll just warm the cockles of her heart.”
Jacob

“You missed the party. Princess theme. She made me wear a crown, and then Emily suggested they all try out her new play makeup on me.”
Quil

“Don’t worry, Emily has pictur es. Actually, I look pretty hot.”
Quil

“You’re such a patsy.”
Jacob

“Quil, you ever  think about dating?” “You know. A real girl. I mean, just for now, right? On your nights off babysitting duty.”
Jacob

“Sorry if I was being pushy before, man, about the girl thing,”
Jacob

“It kind of took me by surprise is all. I hadn’t thought about it.”
Quil

“I bet she’d understand. You know, when she’s grown up.
She wouldn’t get mad that
you had a life while she was in diapers.”
Jacob

“I can’t imagine. I just don’t… see anyone that way. I don’t notice girls anymore, you know. I don’t see their faces.”
Quil

“Put that together with the tiara and makeup, and maybe Claire will have a different
kind of competition to worry about.”
Jacob

"You available this Friday, Jacob?”
Quil

“You know, Jake, maybe you should think about getting a life.”
Quil

“I don’t see them, either, Quil. I don’t see their faces.”
Jacob

So what are you going to do when Bella fights with them, Jacob? Huh?
Seth

No, you’re not. So, what? You gonna make one of us do it?
And then hold a grudge
against whoever it is forever?
Seth

Sure you won’t. You’re not ready for this fight, Jacob.
Seth

So force me to stay, Sam. Take away my will. Make me a slave.
Jacob

“Since when do you need help, old man?”
Jacob

“My arms are tired. I pushed myself all the way here from Sue’s.”
Billy

“Caught me. Think I got up to about thirty miles per hour. It was great.”
Billy

“You’re gonna wreck that chair, you know.
And then you’ll be dragging yourself around
by your elbows.”
Jacob

“Have to start hiding the groceries if we’re gonna avoid starvation.”
Billy

“Nothing happened. Sam’s giving them a bye.
Guess we’re all just a bunch of leech
lovers now.”
Jacob

“She’d rather  sleep on the floor than lose you. So would I.”
Billy

“Jacob, please. If you need… a break. Well, take it. But not so long again. Come back.”
Billy

“Maybe. Maybe my gig will be weddings. Make a cameo at Sam’s, then Rachel’s. Jared
and Kim might come first, though. Probably ought to have a suit or something.”
Jacob

“I heard Bella made it back alive,”
Jacob

“Er, Jacob, it’s not really the best time.” “Could we do this later?”
Carlisle

“Are we keeping secrets from Jacob, too? What’s the point?”
Bella

“I’m not ready for you to kill me yet, Jacob Black,”
“You’ll have to have a little patience.”
Edward

“Patience isn’t my specialty.”
Jacob

“It’s killing her, right? She’s dying.”
Jacob

“So why hasn’t Carlisle done anything?” . “He’s a doctor, right? Get it out of her.”
Jacob

“She won’t let us.”
Edward

“Did you ever notice that she’s exactly as strong as a normal hundred-and-ten-pound human girl? How stupid are you vamps? Hold her down and knock her out with drugs.”
Jacob

“No. Not noble. Her bodyguard complicated things.”
Edward

“So take the blonde out first. Your kind can be put back together, right?
Turn her into a
jigsaw and take care of Bella.”
Jacob

“Emmett and Esme are backing her up. Emmett would never let us… and Carlisle won’t
help me with Esme against it. . . .”
Edward

“You should have left Bella with me.”
Jacob

“I never dreamed. There’s never been anything like Bella and I before.
How could we know that a human was able conceive a child with one of us—”
Edward

“When the human should get ripped to shreds in the process?”
Jacob

“They’re out there, the sadistic ones, the incubus, the succubus. They exist.
But the seduction is merely a prelude to the feast. No one survives.”
Edward

“I didn’t realize they had a special name for what you are,”
Jacob

“Even you, Jacob Black, cannot hate me as much as I hate myself.”
Edward

“Killing me now doesn’t save her,”
 “Jacob, you have to do something for me.”

Edward

“The hell I do, parasite! ”
Jacob

“I did everything I could to keep her away from you. Every single thing. It’s too late.”
Jacob

“You know her, Jacob. You connect to her on a level that I don’t even understand. You
are part of her, and she is part of you. She won’t listen to me, because she thinks I’m
underestimating her. She thinks she’s strong enough for this. . . .”
Edward

“I have to try to hide this in front of her, because stress makes her more ill. She can’t keep
anything down as it is. I have to be composed; I can’t make it harder. But that doesn’t
matter now. She has to listen to you!”
Edward

“I can’t tell her anything you haven’t. What do you want me to do? Tell her she’s
stupid? She probably already knows that. Tell her she’s going to die? I bet she knows
that, too.”
Jacob,

“I don’t care about anything but keeping her alive,” .
“If it’s a child she wants, she can have it. She can have half a dozen babies.
Anything she wants.”

“She can have puppies, if that’s what it takes.”
Edward

“Not this thing that’s sucking the life from her while I stand there helpless!
Watching her sicken and waste away. Seeing it hurting her.”
Edward

“You have to make her see reason, Jacob. She won’t listen to me anymore. Rosalie’s
always there, feeding her insanity—encouraging her. Protecting her. No, protecting it.
Bella’s life means nothing to her.”
Edward

“Whichever. Whatever keeps her alive.”
Edward

“That’s the craziest thing you’ve said yet,”
Jacob

“She’s ready to die to have a child. Maybe she’d accept something less extreme.”
Edward

“I know, I know. It’s going to take a lot of convincing. That’s why I need you. You
know how she thinks. Make her see sense.”
Edward

“Make Bella see sense? What universe do you live in?”
Jacob

“Where is this psycho crap coming from? Are you making this up as you go?”
Jacob

“You’re really sick. She’ll never listen to this.”
Jacob

“Try. There’s nothing to lose now. How will it hurt?”
Edward

“A little pain to save her? Is it such a high cost?”
Edward

“Maybe not. Maybe it will confuse her, though. Maybe she’ll falter in her resolve.
One
moment of doubt is all I need.”
Edward

“And then you pull the rug out from under the offer? ‘Just kidding, Bella’?”
Jacob

“If she wants a child, that’s what she gets. I won’t rescind.”
Edward

“Not yet. Right or wrong, it would destroy her, and you know it.
No need to be hasty. If she won’t listen to you, you’ll get your chance.
The moment Bella’s heart stops beating, I will be begging for you to kill me.”
Edward

“You won’t have to beg long.”
Jacob

“I’m very much counting on that.”
Edward


WHY DIDN’T I JUST WALK AWAY? OH RIGHT, BECAUSE I’M AN IDIOT.
“We’re going to let Jacob and Bella speak privately,”
Edward,
 
“Over my pile of ashes,”
Rosalie

“Jacob wants to talk to you. Are you afraid to be alone with him?”
Edward

“Rose, it’s fine. Jake’s not going to hurt us. Go with Edward.”
Bella

“Carlisle and I will always be in your sight, Rosalie"
“We’re the ones she’s afraid of.”
Edward

“I didn’t mean it that way, Bella. I’m fine. Don’t worry about me.”
Edward

“It’s so good having you here. It feels nice to smile. I don’t know how
much more drama I can stand.”
Bella

“Yeah, you do. What’re you thinking, Bells? Seriously!”
Jacob

“Sort of. Though I can’t figure why he thinks you’d listen to me.
You never have
before.”
Jacob

“Did you know that ‘I told you so’ has a brother, Jacob?”  . “His name is ‘ Shut the hell up.
Bella

“To talk some sense into you. There’s a battle that’s lost before it starts.”
Jacob

“I’m not saying things will work out easily, Jake. But how could I
have lived through all that I’ve lived through and not believe in magic by this point?”
Bella

“More than anyone else, you’ve got some magic waiting to make things right for you.”
Bella

“If you think that imprinting could ever make sense of this insanity. . .”
"Do you really think that just because I might someday imprint on some stranger it would make this right?”
“So what was the point of your twisted love story, in the end?
 If there is any sense, please show me, Bella, because I don’t see it.”
Jacob

“I don’t know yet, Jake. But I just… feel… that this is all going somewhere good,
hard to see as it is now.
I guess you could call it faith.”
Bella

“You’re dying for nothing , Bella! Nothing!”
Jacob
 
“I’m not going to die.  I will keep my heart beating. I’m strong enough for that.”
Bella

“That’s a load of crap, Bella. You’ve been trying to keep up with the supernatural for too long. No normal person can do it. You’re not strong enough.”
Jacob

“Doesn’t look like it to me. So what’s your plan? I hope you have one.”
Jacob

“You’re not planning on surviving this human,”
Jacob

“No. I’m not stupid. I guess you probably have your own opinion on that point, though.”
Bella

“Emergency vampirization,”
Jacob

“Don’t wait until it’s too late, Bella. Not that way. Live. Okay?
Just live. Don’t do this to me. Don’t do it to him.”

“You know what he’s going to do when you die. You’ve seen it before.
You want him to go back to those Italian killers?”

Jacob

“It’s not the right thing now. I won’t kill him.”
Bella

“Oh, I hadn’t heard the great news. A bouncing baby boy, huh?
Shoulda brought some blue balloons.”

Jacob

“You’re very pessimistic, Jacob. There is definitely a chance that I might walk away from this.”
Bella

“It’s not like that. I didn’t really care about having a baby. I didn’t even
think about it. It’s not just having a baby. It’s… well…this baby.”
Bella

“He’s not. It’s me. I’m just weak and human. But I can tough this out, Jake, I can—”
Bella

“Aw, come on! Shut up, Bella. You can spout this crap to your bloodsucker, but you’re
not fooling me. You know you’re not going to make it.”
Jacob

“What if this wasn’t a one-shot deal? What if it wasn’t all or nothing?
What if  you just listened to Carlisle like a good girl, and kept yourself alive?”
Jacob

“I’m not done yet. So you stay alive. Then you can start over.
This didn’t work out. Try again.”

Jacob

“I don’t understand.… What do you mean, tr y again? You can’t think Edward would let
me… ? And what difference would it make? I’m sure any baby—”
Bella

“Why would I want to have some stranger’s baby?
I suppose it just doesn’t make a difference?
Any baby will do?”
Bella

“You could make him happy again, Bella. And I really think he’s losing it. Honestly, I do.”
Jacob

“He really would do anything , wouldn’t he?”
Bella

“I told you he was going crazy. Literally, Bells.”
Jacob

“I’m surprised you didn’t tell on him right away. Get him in trouble"
Bella

“There isn’t much you wouldn’t do for me, either, is there?”
“I really don’t know why you bother. I don’t deserve either of you.”
Bella

“Why do you always have to love the wrong things, Bella?”
Jacob

“I don’t belong here. I’ve got to get back.”
“Just to see if you were really alive. I didn’t believe you were sick like Charlie said.”
Jacob

“I’m not going to hang around and watch you die, Bella.”
Jacob

We can’t take that chance. We won’t allow a blood drinker to hunt on our lands.
Sam

I can’t believe this! How’re you going to kill this creature without killing Bella?
Jacob

She’s human, too! Doesn’t our protection apply to her?
Jacob

Bella’s sacrifice is a heavy price, and we will all recognize that. It is against
everything we stand for to take a human life. Making an exception to that code is a
bleak thing. We will all mourn for what we do tonight.
Sam

This was wrong. And it wasn’t just because killing Bella felt like killing me , like suicide.
Jacob


THE TWO THINGS AT THE VERY TOP OF MY THINGS-I-NEVER-WANT-TO-DO LIST
Just focus on our part. The big ones. We can take them down. We own them!
Quil

I know what you’ve decided, Sam. But you don’t decide for me, not anymore.
Jacob

This is about Bella. She has never been the one
for you, she has never chosen you, but you continue to destroy your life for her!
Sam

Ephraim Black’s son was not born to follow Levi Uley’s.
Jacob

Even if you can defeat me, the pack will never follow you!
Sam

This is about Bella. She has never been the one
for you, she has never chosen you, but you continue to destroy your life for her!
Sam
 
Defeat you? I’m not going to fight you, Sam.
Jacob

Then what’s your plan? I’m not stepping aside so that you can protect the vampire
spawn at the tribe’s expense.
Sam

I’ll never take anyone’s will away from him.
Jacob

SETH! What do you think you’re DOING? GO HOME!
I am not joking, Seth! This is no place for you. Get out of here.
Jacob
 
I’ve got your back, Jacob. I think you’re right. And I’m not
going to stand behind Sam when—
Seth

Oh yes you are the hell going to stand behind Sam! Get your furry butt back to La Push
and do what Sam tells you to do.
Jacob

Is that an order, Jacob?
Seth

I’m not ordering anyone to do anything. I’m just telling you what you already know.
Jacob

I’ll tell you what I know—I know that it’s awful quiet. Haven’t you noticed?
Seth

Stop that! There are not two packs. There is THE pack, and then there is me. That’s all.
Jacob

If there aren’t two packs, then why can we hear each other and not the rest? I think that
when you turned your back on Sam, that was a pretty significant move. A change. And
when I followed you away, I think that was significant, too.
Seth

No time to argue about it now. We should be moving right along before Sam…
Seth

I didn’t follow you because I was after a promotion.
Seth

No problem. You want me to be all doom and gloom, or just shut up?
Seth

Edward, you there? Okay, now I feel kinda stupid.
Seth

I think so. Hey, Edward. If you can hear me—circle
the wagons, bloodsucker. You’ve got a problem.
Jacob
 
“Em, Jazz—not them ! The others. The pack is coming.”
Edward

They’ll be less likely to challenge me,I’m just a kid to them.
Seth
 
“This isn’t the first time I’ve owed you my gratitude, Jacob,”
“I would never have asked for this from you.”
Edward

Sorry I didn’t do any good today. Told you she wouldn’t listen to me.
Jacob

“Jacob, would you mind switching forms?”
“I want to know what’s going on.”
Alice
 
“We should take up a defensive position,”
Jasper

Yep, Carlisle and Esme. Boy, were they surprised to see me! They’re probably inside by
now. Carlisle said thanks.
Seth

Why’re you so down, Jake? I’ll bet Sam won’t bring the pack tonight. He’s not going to
launch a suicide mission
Seth

Oh, man! No way! You did not! That just plain ol’ sucks rocks, Jacob!
And you know it, too!

I can’t believe you said you’d kill him. What is that? You have to tell him no.
Seth

“Seth was upset about something else, and he forgot we were listening for a
signal. He’s very young.”
Edward

“They’ve done us a great service tonight, Emmett. At great personal sacrifice.”
Carlisle

“Yeah, I know. I’m just jealous. Wish I was out there.”
Emmett

“Seth doesn’t think Sam will attack now,”
“Not with us forewarned, and lacking two members of the pack.”
Edward
 
“Don’t start with me, Carlisle. We let you have your way earlier,
but that’s all we’re allowing.”

Rosalie

“Not tonight, Edward. We’ve got other things to worry about.”
Emmett


SOME PEOPLE JUST DON’T GRASP THE CONCEPT OF “UNWELCOME”
Stop whining, Seth. You’re such a baby.
Leah

It’s pretty obvious, isn’t it? I’m joining your crappy little renegade pack.
The vampires’ guard dogs.

Leah

No, you’re not. Turn around before I rip out one of your hamstrings.
Jacob

Wanna race, O fearless leader?
Leah

Seth, go let the Cullens know  that it’s just your stupid sister
Jacob

You’re just going to let him run off to the vampires alone?
Leah

I’m pretty sure he’d rather they took him out than spend another minute with you.
Jacob

Shut up, Jacob. Oops, I’m sorry—I meant, shut up, most high Alpha.
Leah

You think I’m just going to sit home while my little brother volunteers as a vampire
chew toy?
Leah

Seth doesn’t want or need your protection. In fact, no one wants you here.
Jacob

Oooh, ouch, that’s gonna leave a huge mark. Ha,
Leah

Of course it is. I’m just pointing out that being unwanted is not a first for me. Not really
a motivating factor, if you know what I mean.
Leah

If I was here on Sam’s errand, you wouldn’t be able to hear me.
My allegiance is no
longer with him.
Leah

My choices are limited. I’m working with the options I’ve got. Trust me, I’m not
enjoying this any more than you are.
Leah

Actually, Mr. Alpha, I am. Because since apparently I have to belong to
someone —and don’t think I haven’t tried breaking off on my own, you know yourself how well that doesn’t work—I choose you.
Leah

Thank you, Captain Obvious. That doesn’t matter to me. I’m staying with Seth.
Leah

You don’t like vampires. Don’t you think that’s a little conflict of interest right there?
Jacob
 
This isn’t even a pack. This is just me, going off on my own! What is it with you
Clearwaters? Why can’t you leave me alone?
Jacob

Jake… You’re not really gonna send me away, are you?
Seth

I belong here. I do like vampires. Cullens, anyway. They’re people
to me, and I’m going to protect them, ’cause that’s what we’re supposed to do.
Seth

Of course I’m here for Seth. And to get away from Sam.
Leah

Seth, are you gonna get mad at me if I kill your sister?
Jacob

Maybe a round or two before I crash.…
Hey Seth, wanna see how many times I can lap you?

Leah

That will be my goal, then—to be less annoying than Paul.
Leah
 
“I didn’t get a chance to thank you last night, Jacob. You don’t know how much I
appreciate your… compassion. I know your goal was to protect Bella, but I owe you the
safety of the rest of my family as well. Edward told me what you had to do. . . .”
Carlisle

“Yes. Bella is already a daughter to me. A beloved daughter.”
Carlisle

“I can imagine what you think of me for that,”
“But I can’t ignore her will. It wouldn’t be right to make such a choice for her, to force her.”
Carlisle

“Do you think there’s any chance she’ll make it? I mean, as a vampire and all that.
She
told me about… about Esme.”
Jacob

“It might help to know what the count was—whether the fetus was closer to us or to her.
To know what to expect.”
Carlisle

“I’ll be right back, Bella. I want to speak with Carlisle for a moment.
Actually, Rosalie,
would you mind accompanying me?”
Edward

“Think about it, Carlisle. If that creature is more vampire than human, can’t you guess
what it craves—what it’s not getting? Jacob did.”
Edward

“You think it is… thirsty?”
Carlisle

“Carlisle, we have all that type O negative laid aside for Bella. It’s a good idea,”
Rosalie

“We don’t have time to be creative. I’d say we should start with the traditional way.”
Rosalie

“Just hold on. Are you—are you talking about making Bella drink blood ?”
Jacob

“It was your  idea, dog,”
Rosalie

“What are you gonna do, shove a tube down her throat?”
Jacob

“I plan to ask her what she thinks. I just wanted to run it past Carlisle first.”
“If you tell her  it might help the baby, she’ll be willing to do anything.
Even if we do have to feed them through a tube.”
Rosalie

“We’ve thought of a better way to feed him. Maybe.”
Rosalie

“Not pleasant?”
“Gosh, that’ll be such a change.”
Bella

“Bella, love, we’re going to ask you to do something monstrous,”
Edward

“We think the fetus might have an appetite closer to ours than to yours.
We think it’s thirsty.”

Carlisle

“I can do that. Practice for the future, right?”
Bella

“It will be a more effective test if we don’t cut corners, Bella,”
Carlisle

“If the fetus is craving blood, it’s not craving animal blood.”
Edward

“I’m not here as a donor, Bells,”
“’Sides, it’s human blood that thing’s after,and I don’t think mine applies—”
Jacob

“I’m starving, so I’ll bet he is, too.” , . “Let’s go for it. My first vampire act.”
Bella


GOOD THING I’VE GOT A STRONG STOMACH
“Not  clear, Rosalie,”
Edward

“Don’t blame me for this one. Your vampire was just picking snide comments out of my
head.”
Jacob

“S’okay. It was probably only a matter of time till I snapped over something Sam wanted me to do,”
Jacob

“I don’t really have anywhere else to go,”
“The wolf  thing is a lot less appealing since Leah joined up.”
Jacob

“You’re scared of Leah, but you’re best buds with the psychopath blonde?”
Jacob

“She understands that you’re gonna die and she doesn’t care, s’long
as she gets her mutant spawn out of the deal.”
Rosalie

“Stop being a jerk, Jacob,”
Bella

"You say that like it’s possible.”
Jacob

“No one is counting, Bella. In any case, no one died for this.”
“Your record is still clean.”
Edward

“Jake’s a crack-up,”
Bella

“You don’t need to be embarrassed about that, Bella.
Your body has cravings. We all understand that.”

“Anyone who doesn’t understand shouldn’t be here.”
Rosalie

“Thanks, Bells, but I’d rather sleep on the ground. Away from the stench, you know.”
Jacob

“We know that you feel… strongly about the situation with the Cullens.
We know that’s
a problem. But this is an overreaction.”
Jared

Overreaction? And attacking our allies without warning isn’t?
Seth

Seth, you ever heard of a poker face? Cool it.
Jacob

Translation: They’ve already lost the element of surprise,
Leah

“Billy and Sue agree with you, Jacob, that we can wait for Bella… to be separated from
the problem. Killing her is not something any of us feel comfortable with.”
Jared

I’m not trying to protect the innocence of your eyes, I’m trying to protect our backs.
Get
out of here.
Jacob

“We can sort this out. You don’t belong here. Let Seth and Leah come home, too.”
Jared

“Right. Like I haven’t been begging them to do that from hour one.”
Jacob

“Two Alphas can’t belong in the same place, Jared. Remember
how close it got last night? The instinct is too competitive.”
Jacob
 
“So are you all just going to hang out with the parasites for the rest of your lives?”
You don’t have a home here. You’re already out of clothes,”
Jared

“Leah can do whatever she wants when she gets hungry.
She’s here by her own choice.
I’m not telling anyone what to do.”
Jacob

“Guess I shouldn’t assume. But you don’t have any ties to the bloodsuckers.”
Jared

“Sam told me to beg. He told me to literally get down on my knees if I have to.
He
wants you home, Lee-lee, where you belong.”
Jared

“I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that Leah belongs wherever she wants to be.”
Jacob

“We’ll stick to our land. But where is your land, Jacob? Is it vampire land?”
Jared

“No, Jared. Homeless at the moment. But don’t worry—this isn’t going to last forever.”
“There’s not that much time… left. Okay? Then the Cullens will
probably go, and Seth and Leah will come home.”
Jacob

“Yeah. Bye, Jared. Hey, tell my dad that I’m okay, will you? And that I’m
sorry, and that I love him.”
Jacob

Thought you were going to make out with him,
Leah

You could have hit Jared,I wouldn’t have minded that.
Leah

But he’s your best friend, Jake. He and Quil would rather stand behind you than face
you in a fight.
Seth

That is easily the freakin’ grossest thing I’ve heard in my life. Yuck. If there was
anything in my stomach, it would be coming back.
Leah

I mean, it makes sense. And if it helps Bella, it’s a good thing, right?
Seth


YOU KNOW THINGS ARE BAD WHEN YOU FEEL GUILTY FOR BEING RUDE TO VAMPIRES
“I’d tell you to go get some sleep, “but my guess is that you’re going to
pass out on the floor in about six seconds, so there’s probably no point.”
Bella

“Where’s the flood, mutt?”
Jacob

“You know how you drown a blonde, Rosalie?”
“Glue a mirror  to the bottom of a pool.”
Jacob

“The homeless part, particularly. She’s very upset that you are all so… bereft.”
“She’d still like to do what she can. I got the impression that Leah prefers not to eat in
her wolf form?”
Edward

“Well, we do have normal human food here, Jacob. Keeping up appearances, and, of
course, for Bella. Leah is welcome to anything she’d like. All of you are.”
Edward

“Not sure how she’ll feel about bloodsucker castoffs. She’s not as practical as I am.”
Jacob

“That’s, er, nice of you. Tell Esme we appreciate the, uh, thought. But the perimeter cuts  through the river in a few places, so we stay pretty clean, thanks.”
Jacob

“I heard something crack. I need to take a look.”
Carlisle

“Vampires get headaches?”
Jacob

“Not the normal ones.”
Alice

“I can’t see it, I can’t see anything about it. Just like you.”
Alice

“I have to admit, it’s a relief having you close by—in spite of the wet-dog smell.
Everything goes away. Like having my eyes
closed. It numbs the headache.”
Alice

“Happy to be of service, ma’am,”
Jacob

“I wonder what it has in common with you… why you’re the same that way.”
Alice


“I have nothing in common with that life- sucker,”
Jacob

This is the best thing for it, I guess, since I can’t take aspirin.”
Alice

“About time,” . “The chainsaw impersonation was getting a little tired.”
Rosalie

“He came to find you and Esme convinced him to stay for breakf ast.”
Edward

“Jacob, you can’t fight against your brothers.”
Carlisle

“I’m not saying it wouldn’t be hard, but if they were really coming
to kill her—I would be able to stop them.”
Jacob

“No, I didn’t mean that you would be… incapable. But
that it would be very wrong. I can’t have that on my conscience.”
Carlisle

“It wouldn’t be on yours, Doc. It would be on mine. And I can take it.”
Jacob

“We’ve got some extra abilities that will even it up. If Edward is one of the three, he’ll
be able to give us a few miles’ radius of safety.”
Carlisle

“I left a basket of clothes on the porch. They’ re for Leah. They’re freshly
washed—I tried to touch them as little as possible.”
Esme


TICK TOCK TICK TOCK TICK TOCK
She wants you, too. She says she’s tired of hanging out in the attic like the vampire bat in the belfry
Seth

“Oh, wonderful I knew I smelled something nasty.”
Rosalie

“Bella, you know what Carlisle told you,”
“Don’t downplay anything. It doesn’t help us take care of either of you.”
Rosalie

“Thanks, anyway, Alice, but I don’t think I’d want to eat something Blondie’s spit in.
I’d bet my system wouldn’t take too kindly to venom.”
Jacob

“Rosalie would never embarrass Esme by displaying such a lack of hospitality.”
Alice

“Hey, do you know what you call a blonde with a brain?” , “a golden retriever.”
Jacob

“Let me guess, someone around here used to cut hair in a salon in Paris?”
Jacob

“So… um… what’s the, er, date? You know, the due date for the little monster.”
Jacob

“I didn’t think you would come. Seth said you would, and so did Edward,
but I didn’t believe them.”

Bella

“I know. But you didn’t have to come, because it’s not fair for me to want you here.
I would have understood.”
Bella
 
“Why do you want me here? Seth could keep you war m, and he’s probably easier to be
around, happy little punk. But when I walk in the door, you smile like I’m your favorite
person in the world.”
Jacob

“It feels…complete when you’re here, Jacob. Like all my family is together. I mean, I
guess that’s what it’s like—I’ve never had a big family before now. It’s nice.”
Bella

“I’ll never be part of your family, Bella.”
Jacob

“How about, ‘Jacob, I get a kick out of your pain.’”
Bella

“It’s easier, at least. I could wrap my head around it. I could deal with it.”
Jacob
 
“We got off track, Jake. Out of balance. You’re supposed to be part of my life
—I can feel that, and so can you.”
Bella

“But not like this. We did something wrong. No. I did.
I did something wrong, and we got off track. . . .”

Bella

“Charlie’s not stupid. Even if  she doesn’t kill him, he’s going to notice a difference.”
Charlie

“She wouldn’t be aging, of course, so that would set a time limit, even if Charlie
accepted whatever excuse she comes up with for the changes.”
Edward

“From what little research we’ve been able to do, it would appear the creatures use their
own teeth to escape the womb,”
Edward

“Of course, their  legends say the same of us. That we must be destroyed.
That we are
soulless murderers.”
Edward
 
“Of course there were no survivors,”
Rosalie

“You. Got. Food. In. My. Hair.”
Rosalie

“I got food in her hair,”
Jacob

“I’m not going to forget this, dog,”
Rosalie

“S’not so hard to erase a blonde’s memory,”
“Just blow in her ear.”
Jacob

“Think it’s over. Poor kid doesn’t have enough room, that’s all. He’s getting so big.”
Bella

“You shot right up. I could watch you getting taller by the minute.
He’s like that, too. Growing so fast.”
Bella

“You know that I was wondering about the fetus’s genetic makeup, Jacob.
About his chromosomes.”

Carlisle

 
TOO-MUCH-INFORMATION ALERT
Off on another vampire errand,
Leah

You got a problem with that?
Jacob

Of course not. I just love to coddle those darling leeches.
Leah

Nose to the ground, Leah. This isn’t a race, it’s a reconnaissance mission.
Jacob

Wouldn’t want our precious parasites taking unnecessary chances.
Leah

You’re not exactly the same Leah I’ve always known and loved, either.
Jacob

True. Am I less annoying than Paul now?
Leah

Thank you, For letting me be. For letting me stay. You’ve been nicer than I had any right to expect, Jacob.
Leah

Er, no problem. Actually, I mean that. I don’t mind having you here like I thought I would.
Jacob

I think you make a good Alpha. Not in the same way Sam does, but in your own way.
You’re worth
following, Jacob.
Leah

Er, thanks. Not totally sure I’ll be able to stop that one from going to my head, though.
Where did that come from?
Jacob

I’m happier now, as a part of your pack, than I have been in years. I want to stay, too,
Leah

Wow, this is going to sound bad. But, honestly, it will be easier to deal with your pain than face mine.
Leah

I know it’s worse for you. At least Sam is happy. At least he’s alive and well. I love him
enough that I want that. I want him to have what’s best for him.
Leah

I think we do. Because I want you to know that I won’t make it worse for you. Hell,
maybe I’ll even help. I wasn’t born a compassionless shrew. I used to be sort of nice, you know.
Leah

What’s wrong with going out and falling in love like a normal person, Leah? Imprinting is just
another way of getting your choices taken away from you
Jacob

I just want the options I don’t have, Jacob. Maybe, if there was nothing wrong with me,
I would never give it a thought.
Leah

That’s the funny thing about knowing you can’t have something. It makes you desperate.
Leah

“See, I told you I didn’t hear a crack. You need your ears checked, Edward.”
Rosalie


“Edward’s going to end up ripping Rose into small pieces, I think.
I’m surprised she doesn’t see that.

Or maybe she thinks Emmett will be able to stop him.”
Alice

“I’ll take Emmett, You can help Edward with the ripping part.”
Alice

“Ew. Someone put the dog out,”
Rosalie

“Have you heard this one, Psycho? How do a blonde’s brain cells die?”
“Do you know the punch line or not?”
Jacob

“Awesome. So you’ll enjoy this, bloodsucker—a blonde’s brain cells die alone.”
Jacob

“I have killed a hundred times more often than you have, you disgusting beast.
Don’t forget that.”

Rosalie

“Dead beat,”
Jacob

“I’d like to beat you dead,”
Rosalie

“What were you thinking about a minute ago?”
Edward

“Just… Esme’s island. And feathers.”
Bella

“It… the baby likes the sound of your voice.”
Edward

“You startled it… him.”
Edward

“Of course you’r e happy, pretty baby, of course you are,”
“How could you not be, all safe and warm and loved?
I love you so much, little EJ, of course you’re happy.”

Bella

“He likes my voice, too.”
Edward

“You have the most beautiful voice in the universe. Who wouldn’t love it?”
Bella

“He loves you,”
“He absolutely adores you.”
Edward


WHAT DO I LOOK LIKE? THE WIZARD OF OZ? YOU NEED A BRAIN? YOU NEED A HEART? GO AHEAD. TAKE MINE. TAKE EVERYTHING I HAVE.
“Firstly… I know how averse you are to using your authority with your  pack, but . . .”
Edward

“I won’t let Bella be upset like that again. I don’t care how
justified Leah thinks she is! I didn’t hurt her—of course I wouldn’t—but I’ll throw her
out of the house if it happens again. I’ll launch her right across the river—”
Edward

“She’s… better in some ways. Aside from Leah’s tirade and the resulting guilt.”
Edward

“Now that I can make out the child’s thoughts, it’s appar ent that he or she has remarkably
developed mental facilities. He can understand us, to an extent.”
Edward

“Yes. He seems to have a vague sense of what hurts her now.
He’s trying to avoid that,
as much as possible. He… loves her. Already.”
Edward

“I’m trying to persuade Carlisle to deliver the baby as soon as he is back.”
Edward

“I am truly sorry for the pain this causes you, Jacob. Though you hate me,
I must admit that I don’t feel the same about you. I think of you as a… a
brother in many ways. A comrade in arms, at the ver y least. I regret your suffering more
than you realize. But Bella is going to survive —and I know that’s what really matters to you"
Edward

“So I hate to do this now, while you’re already dealing with too much, but, clearly, there
is little time. I have to ask you for something—to beg, if  I must.”
Edward

“But this is something you do have, and only you. I’m asking this of the true Alpha, Jacob. I’m asking this of Ephraim’s heir.”
Edward

“No. Sam’s authority is assumed. It belongs to you. You’ll never  take it from him, but
no one can rightfully agree to what I’m asking except for you.”
Edward

“It is, Jacob, and you know it. Your word on this will condemn us or absolve us.
Only
you can give this to me.”
Edward

“He has one of the purest, sincerest, kindest minds I’ve ever heard,”
Edward

“Don’t worry. I just got so thirsty—it woke me up. It’s a good thing Carlisle is bringing
more. This kid is going to need it when he gets out of me.”
Bella

“You can talk when you’re not being stupid.”
Jacob

Go ahead. Save her. As Ephraim’s heir, you have my permission, my word, that this will not
violate the treaty. The others will just have to blame me. You were right—they can’t
deny that it’s my right to agree to this.
Jacob


THERE ARE NO WORDS FOR THIS.
“He’s suffocating!”
“The placenta must have detached!”
Edward

“You stay with me now, Bella!”
“Do you hear me? Stay! You’re not leaving me. Keep your  heart beating!”
Jacob

“Take the baby,”
Edward
 
“Throw it out the window.”
Jacob

“I’ve got it under control,”
“Give me the baby, Edward. I’ll take care of her until Bella . . .”
Rosalie

“She’s not dead,”
“She’s going to be fine.”
Edward

 

BOOK 3 - BELLA

CHAPTER 19 - BURNING
“Listen to her heart, Edward. It’s stronger than even Emmett’s was. I’ve never heard anything so vital. She’ll be perfect.”
Carlisle, Burning

“Her injuries weren’t so much worse than Esme’s. The venom will heal her as it did Esme.”
Carlisle, Burning

“She must be in agony.”
Edward, Burning

“We don’t know that. She had so much morphine in her system. We don’t know the effect that will have on her experience.”
Carlisle, Burning

“I’m sure, between the five of us, we can keep it from turning into bloodshed.”
“I don’t know which side to take. I’d love to flog them both. Well, later.”
Edward, Burning

“I’m sure she’ll surprise me. She always does.”
Edward, Burning

“It won’t be long now, see how clear she’s becoming? I can see her so much better.”
Alice, Burning

“You would be mortified, too, if you realized that you were handcuffed by your own nature.
I see vampires best, because I am one; I see humans okay, because I was one.
But I can’t see these odd half-breeds at all because they’re nothing I’ve experienced. Bah!”
Alice, Burning

“Could you concentrate for me? On the clock—give me an estimate.”
Edward, Burning

“She’s going to be dazzling.”
Alice, Burning

 
CHAPTER 20 - NEW
“Bella, love? I’m sorry, I know it’s disorienting. But you’re all right. Everything is fine.”
Edward, New

“Um… carefully, Bella. Ow.”
Edward, New

“Don’t panic, love, you’re just a bit stronger than I am for the moment.”
Bella, New

“You’ve been holding out on me,”
Bella, New

“It was sort of necessary at the time,”
“Now it’s your turn to not break me.”
Edward, New

"But I feel like me. Sort of. I didn’t expect that.”
Bella, New

“You are quite controlled, more so than I expected, even with the time you had to prepare yourself  mentally for this.”
Carlisle, New

“Everything was… very dim before. I remember the baby couldn’t breathe. . . .”
Bella, New

“It’s hard to remember. It was so dark before. And then… I opened my eyes and I could see everything.”
Bella, New

“Oh, I’m so sorry, Bella,”
“Of course your thirst must be very uncomfortable. This conversation can wait.”
Carlisle, New

“Let’s hunt, Bella.”
Edward, New

“It’s quite easy, love. Instinctual. Don’t worry, I’ll show you.”
“I was under the impression that you’d always wanted to see me hunt.”
Edward, New
 
“I don’t want you to be hurting,”
Edward, New

That’s not really a good idea. She’s half human, love.
Her heart beats, and blood runs in her veins. Until your thirst is positively under
control… You don’t want to put her in danger, do you?”
Edward, New

“What about Jacob? And Charlie? Tell me everything that I missed. How long was I… unconscious?”
Bella, New

“There’s much to discuss, but we should take care of you first. You have to be in pain. . . .”
Edward, New

“We have all the time in the world for explanations, love,”
Edward, New

“Edward gave me grief for not getting you to a mirror before the wedding,”
“I’m not going to be chewed out again.”
Alice, New

“And maybe this has solely to do with your own voyeuristic gratification,”
Edward, New

“Controlling your emotions, Bella,”
Jasper, New

“It’s very impressive, Bella, but we don’t understand it. We don’t know how long it can hold.”
Edward, New

“I was rather hoping that I’d be able to hear your  mind, now that it is more similar to my own,”
“And here I am, as frustrated as ever, wondering what could possibly be going on inside your head.”
Edward, New

“I guess my brain will never  work right. At least I’m pretty.”
Bella, New

“Bella, you have never been merely pretty.”
Edward, New

“You’re making Jasper more edgy by the second. He may relax a little when you’ve hunted.”
Edward, New

“We have all eternity, and you’re worried about the time it would take to walk to the back door?”
Bella, New

“Trust me, she is perfectly safe. I know exactly what Jacob is thinking.”
Edward, New


CHAPTER 21 - THE HUNT
“That was quite graceful—even for a vampire.”
Edward, The Hunt

“Her fashion sense hasn’t improved as much as her balance.”
Alice, The Hunt

“Did you want to stay in the country?”
“Or were you planning to continue on to Canada this afternoon?”
Edward, The Hunt

“Bella, how did you do it?”
Edward, The Hunt

“Run away? I held my breath.”
Bella, The Hunt

“But how did you stop hunting?”
Edward, The Hunt

“When you came up behind me… I’m so sorry about that.”
Bella, The Hunt

“Of course you did. That’s only natural. But I can’t understand how you ran away.”
Edward, The Hunt

“I’m not laughing at you, Bella. I’m laughing because I am in shock. And I am in shock because I am completely amazed.”
Edward, The Hunt

“What wouldn’t I give to be able to see into your mind for just this one moment.”
Edward, The Hunt

“I thought I wouldn’t feel this way for a long time? But I still want you.”
Bella, The Hunt

“How can you even concentrate on that? Aren’t you unbearably thirsty?”
Edward, The Hunt

“I guess I could have done that better.”
Bella, The Hunt

“You did perfectly fine,”
“It’s just that… it was much more difficult for me to watch than it should have been.”
Edward, The Hunt

“It goes against the grain, letting you wrestle with lions. I was having an anxiety attack the whole time.”
Edward, The Hunt

“I know. Old habits die hard. I like the improvements to your dress, though.”
Edward, The Hunt

“Herbivores. The meat-eaters smell more like humans,”
Edward, The Hunt


“We could go back, whoever  it was out there, if they were men,
 they probably wouldn’t even mind death if you were the one delivering it.”
Edward, The Hunt

“In fact, they would think they were alr eady dead and gone to heaven the moment they saw you.”
Edward, The Hunt

“You distracted me. You’re much better at it than I am.”
Bella, The Hunt

“I want to see Renesmee,”
Bella, The Hunt

“I didn’t mean to tackle you like that. Are you okay?”
Bella, The Hunt


CHAPTER 22 - PROMISED
“Yes. She has a heartbeat, though it runs a little bit faster than a human’s. Her
temperature is a little bit hotter  than usual, too. She sleeps.”
Edward, Promised

“Quite well for a newborn. The only parents in the world who don’t need sleep, and our child already sleeps through the night.”
Edward, Promised

“She has exactly your color eyes—so that didn’t get lost, after all.”
Edward, Promised

“Her skin seems about as impenetrable as ours. Not that anyone would dream of testing that.”
Edward, Promised

“She’s intelligent, shockingly so, and progressing at an immense pace. Though she
doesn’t speak—yet—she communicates quite effectively.”
Edward, Promised

“I think it will be easier for you to… see for yourself. It’s rather difficult to describe.”
Edward, Promised

“Jacob isn’t suffering. Though I might be willing to change his condition,”
Edward, Promised

"How can you say that? Jacob has given up everything to protect us! What I’ve put him through—!”
Bella, Promised

“You’ll see exactly how I can say that,”
“I promised him that I would let him explain, but I doubt you’ll see it much differently than I do. Of course, I’m often
wrong about your thoughts, aren’t I?”
Edward, Promised

“You think it would be better to let her near the baby first?”
“It’s safer to see how Bella does with me. I heal fast.”
Jacob, Promised

“I gotta say it, Bells. You’re a freak show.”
Jacob, Promised

“No, he’s right. The eyes are really something, aren’t they?”
Bella, Promised

“Super-creepy. But it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.”
Jacob, Promised

“Gee—thanks for the amazing compliment!”
Bella, Promised

“You know what I mean. You still look like you—sort of. Maybe it’s not the look so much as… you are Bella.
I didn’t think it would feel like you were still here.”
Jacob, Promised

“I didn’t know if  you’d be able to keep it from her, promise or not. Usually, you just give her everything she wants.”
Jacob, Promised

“Maybe I’m hoping she’ll get irritated and rip your head off,”
Edward, Promised

“What’s going on? Are you two keeping secrets from me?”
Bella, Promised

“First, let’s get this show on the road.”
Jacob, Promised

“I’m getting older here, Bella,”
“Okay, not technically, but you get the idea. Go on, take a whiff.”
Jacob, Promised

“Huh. I can see what everyone’s been going on about. You stink, Jacob.”
Bella, Promised

“Okay, so I passed, right?”
“Now are you going to tell me what this big secret is?”
Bella, Promised

 
“It’s nothing you need to worry about this second. . . .”
Jacob, Promised

“You had your test, Jacob.”
Edward, Promised

“Bella needs to see our daughter. Get out of her way.”
Edward, Promised

“Oh, give her some credit, ahe wasn’t going to do anything. You’d want a closer  look, too.”
Alice, Promised

“Edward, the risk—,”
Jasper, Promised

“Minimal. Listen, Jasper—on the hunt she caught the scent of some hikers who were in the wrong place at the wrong time. . . .”
Edward, Promised

“I know, Carlisle, I know. I was just plain stupid. I should have taken the time to make
sure we were in a safe zone before I set her loose.”
Edward, Promised

“He’s absolutely right to rebuke me, Bella,”
“I made a huge mistake. The fact that you are stronger than anyone I’ve ever known doesn’t change that.”
Edward, Promised

“Tasteful joke, Edward.”
Alice, Promised

“I wasn’t making a joke. I was explaining to Jasper why I know Bella can handle this. It’s not my fault everyone jumped to conclusions.”
Edward, Promised

“She didn’t hunt the humans?”
Jasper, Promised

“She started to, She was entirely focused on the hunt.”
Edward, Promised

“She heard me behind her and reacted defensively. As soon as my pursuit broke into her concentration,
she snapped right out of it. I’ve never seen anything to equal her. She realized at once what was happening,
and then…she held her breath and ran away.”
Edward, Promised
 

“He left out the part where I growled at him.”
Bella, Promised

“Did ya get in a couple of good swipes?”
Emmett, Promised

“No, not really? You really didn’t attack him?”
Emmett, Promised

“Aw, what a waste, And here you’re probably the one person who
could take him—since he can’t get in your head to cheat—and you had a perfect excuse, too.”
“I’ve been dying to see how he’d do without that advantage.”
Emmett, Promised

“It’s not natural,”
Jasper, Promised

“She could have turned on you—she’s only hours old!”
“Oh, we should have gone with you.”
Esme, Promised

“Jazz, this isn’t anything you’ve seen before,”
Alice, Promised

“What’s the matter? Is she hurt? What happened?”
Jaocb, Promised

“She just wants Bella.”
Rosalie, Promised

“She’s been waiting for you for almost three days,”
Edward, Promised

“She’s letting you know that she’s made the connection, that she knows who you are.”
Edward, Promised

“How do I hear  thoughts? How does Alice see the future?” “She’s gifted.”
Edward, Promised

“It’s an interesting twist,”
“Like she’s doing the exact opposite of what you can.”
Carlisle, Promised

“I remember you, too,”
Bella, Promised

“Haven’t we experimented enough for one day?”
“Okay, Bella’s doing great, but let’s not push it.”
Jaocb, Promised

“Just because I understand, it doesn’t mean I won’t throw you out, Jacob.
Bella’s doing extraordinarily well. Don’t ruin the moment for her.”
Bella, Promised

“I’ll help him toss you, dog. I owe you a good kick in the gut.”
Rosalie, Promised

“Edward, I don’t want to hurt you, so please let go of me.”
Bella, Promised

“You know it’s not something I can control.”
Jaocb, Promised
 
“You stupid mutt! How could you? My baby!”
Bella, Promised

“I’ve held her all of one time, and already you think you have some moronic wolfy claim to her? She’s mine .”
Bella, Promised

“I can share,”
Jaocb, Promised

“How dare you imprint on my baby? Have you lost your mind?”
Bella, Promised

“Because you’re the one who told me this. Do you remember? You said we belonged in
each other’s lives, right? That we were family. You said that was how you and I were
supposed to be. So… now we are. It’s what you wanted.”
Jaocb, Promised

“You think you’ll be part of my family as my son-in-law !”
Bella, Promised
 
“Stop her, Edward, She’ll be unhappy if she hurts him.”
Esme, Promised

“How can you even look at it that way? She’s just a baby, for crying out loud!”
Jaocb, Promised

“She hasn’t gone for his throat even once,”
Carlisle, Promised

“You’re going to stay away from her,”
Bella, Promised

“It’s not possible. Do you remember how much you wanted me around three days ago?
How hard it was to be apar t from each other? That’s gone for you now, isn’t it?”
Jaocb, Promised

“That was her, from the very beginning. We had to be together, even then.”
Jaocb, Promised

“Run away while you still can,”
Bella, Promised

“C’mon, Bells! Nessie likes me, too,”
Jaocb, Promised

“You nicknamed my daughter after the Loch Ness Monster?”
Bella, Promised
CHAPTER 23 - MEMORIES
“Don’t worry about it, Bella, I’m totally fine,”
Seth, Memories

“Bella, love, no one is judging you. You’re doing so well.”
Edward, Memories

“Lucky thing Ness—Renesmee’s not venomous,” “’Cause she bites Jake all the time.”
Seth, Memories

“Sure. Whenever he and Rose don’t get dinner in her mouth fast enough. Rose thinks it’s pretty hilarious.”
Seth, Memories

“I think that’s as much as I can do. Try to not move for, oh, a few hours, I guess.”
“I wish treating humans were this instantaneously gratifying.”
Carlisle, Memories

“What’s the matter, Bella?”
“No one is angry with you”—or even surprised, really. Well, I suppose we
are surprised. Surprised that you were able to snap out of it so quickly. You did well.
Better than anyone expects of you.”
Jasper, Memories

“I was thinking about Charlie, actually.”
Bella, Memories

“We really have to leave, don’t we?”
“For a while, at the very least. Pretend we’re in Atlanta or something.”
Bella, Memories

“Yes. It’s the only way to protect your father.”
Jasper, Memories

“We’ll need several more days of measurements to track the trend, Jacob. I can’t make any promises.”
“By a thirty-second of an inch, if  my measurements are perfect,
Carlisle, Memories

"Be perfect, Doc,”
Jacob, Memories

“It’s just because he tastes better than the rest of us,”
Edward, Memories

“I told you she likes me, too,”
Jacob, Memories

“It looks like she’s going to give you a rundown of everything you missed,”
Edward, Memories

“But she was remembering being thirsty"
“She was remembering the taste of human blood.”
Edward, Memories

“And nothing at all, it seems. The overreaction is mine this time. Jazz, let her go.”
Edward, Memories

“I can’t understand, I can’t bear this.”
Jasper, Memories

“He just needs a moment alone to readjust his perspective on life.”
Edward, Memories

“He’s upset with himself, not you, Bella. He’s worr ying about… self-fulfilling prophecy, I suppose you could say.”
Edward, Memories

“Everyone is different; everyone has their own challenges.
Perhaps what Bella is doing goes beyond the natural. Maybe this is her gift, so to speak.”
Carlisle, Memories

“Have you ever  seen an equivalent to self-control as a talent?”
“Do you really think that’s a gift, or just a product of all her preparation?”
Edward, Memories

“It’s slightly similar  to what Siobhan has always been able to do, though she wouldn’t call it a gift.”
Carlisle, Memories

“No one starts counting on the actual day of birth,”
Bella, Memories

“We’re not celebrating your vampire birthday. Yet. It’s September thirteenth, Bella. Happy nineteenth birthday!”
Alice, Memories


CHAPTER 24 - SURPRISED
“No, this doesn’t count. I stopped aging three days ago. I am eighteen forever.”
Bella, Surprise

“We’re celebrating anyway, so suck it up.”
Alice, Surprise

“Are you ready to open your present?”
Alice, Surprise

“But look at how she’s dressed. It’s been killing me all day. That is clearly the priority.”
Alice, Surprise

“I know—I’ll play you for it, Rock, paper, scissors.”
Alice, Surprise

“Why you don’t you just tell me who wins?”
Edward, Surprise

“I do. Excellent.”
Alice, Surprise

“It’s probably better that I wait for morning, anyway.”
“I think it might be more fun if  Jacob was awake for the big reveal, don’t you agree?
So that someone there is able to express the right level of enthusiasm?”
Edward, Surprise

“In Rose’s arms. Or Jacob’s. Or Esme’s. You get the picture. She has never been set down in her entire life.
She’s going to be the most spoiled half-vampire in existence.”
Alice, Surprise

“She is also the most un spoiled half-vampire in existence,”
“The beauty of being one of a kind.”
Rosalie, Surprise

“Enjoy your gift It’s from all of us. Esme especially.”
Rosalie, Surprise

“We’ll give you a chance to appreciate it alone, you can tell us about it… later.”
Rosalie, Surprise

“You might let her cheat. Take her hand and lead her forward.”
Edward, Surprise

“Don’t bother, Bella. We’re doing this my way.”
Alice, Surprise

“Just a few seconds more, Bella. Then she’ll go annoy someone else.”
Edward, Surprise

“You might be a little more appreciative, this is as much for you as it is for her.”
Alice, Surprise
 
“Esme thought we might like a place of our own for a while, but she didn’t want us too
far away. And she loves any excuse to renovate. This little place
has been crumbling away out here for at least a hundred years.”
Edward, Surprise

“You’re giving me a house for my birthday?”
Bella, Surprise

“And it’s no more than a cottage. I think the word house implies more legroom.”
Edward, Surprise

“No mocking my house,”
Bella, Surprise

“Oh, you know… they all remember how you are about presents. They didn’t
want to put you under too much pressure to like it.”
Alice, Surprise

“But of course I love it. How could I not?”
Bella, Surprise

“Edward knows his way around. I’ll stop by… later. Call me if you can’t match your clothes right.”
Alice, Surprise

 
“Am I really that bad? They didn’t have to stay away. Now I feel guilty. I didn’t even thank her
right. We should go back, tell Esme—”
Bella, Surprise

“Bella, don’t be silly. No one thinks you’re that unreasonable.”
Edward, Surprise

“Alone time is their other gift. Alice was trying to be subtle about it.”
Alice, Surprise

“I was just thinking—today is the first and last day of forever. It’s kind of hard to wrap my
head around it. Even with all this extra room for wrapping.”
Bella, Surprise

“You’re such a natural at this, Bella; I forget how very strange this all must be for you. I wish I could hear it.”
Edward, Surprise

“Thresholds are part of my job description, but I’m curious. Tell me what you’r e thinking about right now.”
Edward, Surprise

"All at the same time, you know. Good things and things to worry about and things that are new.
How I keep using too many superlatives in my head. Right now, I’m thinking that Esme is an artist. It’s so perfect!”
Bella, Surprise
 
“We’re lucky Esme thought to add an extra room. No one was planning for Ness— Renesmee.”
Edward, Surprise

“Sorry, love. I hear it in their thoughts all the time, you know. It’s rubbing off on me.”
Edward, Surprise

“I’m sure you’re dying to see the closet. Or, at least I’ll tell Alice that you were, to make her feel good.”
Edward, Surprise

“Here’s our room. Esme tried to bring some of her island back here for us. She guessed that we would get attached.”
Edward, Surprise

“The closet is through those double doors. I should warn you—it’s bigger than this room.”
Edward, Surprise

“We’re going to tell Alice that I ran right to the clothes,”
“We’re going to tell her I spent hours in there playing dress-up. We’re going to lie .”
Bella, Surprise
 
“Do you miss it?”
“All of it—the warmth, the soft skin, the tasty smell… I’m not losing anything at all,
and I just wondered if it was a little bit sad for you that you were.”
Bella, Surprise

“It would be hard to find someone less sad than I am now.
Impossible, I’d ventur e. Not many people get every single thing they want, plus all the
things they didn’t think to ask for, in the same day.”
Edward, Surprise

“Are you avoiding the question?”
Bella, Surprise

“And as for the scent, well, I couldn’t say I missed that. Do you remember the scent of those hikers on our hunt?”
Edward, Surprise

“Imagine kissing that.”
Edward, Surprise

“Precisely. So the answer is no. I am purely full of joy, because I am missing nothing. No one has more than I do now.”
Edward, Surprise

CHAPTER 25 - FAVOR
 “It’s all right, love. Get dressed, and we’ll be back to the house in two seconds.”
Edward, Favor

“It’s all about balance, love. You’re so good at all of this, I don’t imagine it will take too
long to put everything in perspective.”
Bella, Favor

“And we have all night, right?”
Bella, Favor

“Do you think I could bear to let you get dressed now if that weren’t the case?”
Edward, Favor

“We would have called you soon. She’s been asking for you—
demanding might be a better  description. Esme sacrificed her second-best silver
service to keep the little monster entertained.”
“We didn’t want to… er, bother you.”
Rosalie, Favor

“You’ll like the cottage. It’s magic.”
“Thank you, Esme. So much. It’s absolutely perfect.”
Bella, Favor

“So it’s still standing?”
“I would’ve thought you two had knocked it to rubble by now. What were you doing last night?
Discussing the national debt?”
Emmett, Favor

“I still say we should go straight to New Hampshire and get things set up,”
Emmett, Favor

“Bella’s already registered at Dartmouth. Doesn’t look like it will take her all that long to be able to handle school.”
Emmett, Favor

"I’m sure you’ll ace your classes… apparently ther e’s nothing interesting for you to do at night besides study.”
Emmett, Favor

“What is he doing ? What is that dog doing that has erased my schedule for the entire day? I can’t see anything ! No!”
Alice, Favor

“Look at you!  You need me to show you how to use your  closet.”
Alice, Favor

“He talked to Charlie. He thinks Charlie is following after  him. Coming here. Today.”
Edward, Favor

“Charlie’ll be here soon, just a heads-up. I assume Alice is getting you sunglasses or something?”
Jacob, Favor

“You assume way too much,”
“What. Have. You. Done? ”
Bella, Favor
 
“Blondie and Emmett woke me up this morning going on and on about you all moving cross-country.
Like I could let you leave. Charlie was the biggest issue there, right? Well, problem solved.”
Jacob, Favor

“Do you even realize what you’ve done? The danger you’ve put him in?”
Bella, Favor

“I didn’t put him in danger. Except from you. But you’ve got some kind of
supernatural self-control, right? Not as good as mind reading, if you ask me. Much less exciting.”
Jacob, Favor

“That’s just a theory , mongrel, you think we should test it out on
Charlie? Did you consider the physical pain you’re putting Bella through, even if she can resist?
Or the emotional pain if  she doesn’t? I suppose what happens to Bella no longer concerns you!”
Edward, Favor

“Like you’ve shoved a white-hot branding iron down her throat!”
Edward, Favor

“This is about Charlie, Jacob. How could you put him in danger this way?
Do you realize it’s death or vampire life for him now, too?”
Bella, Favor

“Relax, Bella. I didn’t tell him anything you weren’t planning to tell him.”
Jacob, Favor

“Yeah, that’s the idea. Wasn’t the whole ‘let him make the wrong assumptions’ thing
your plan? I think I provided a very nice red herring, if I do say so myself.”
Jacob, Favor

“Say it straight,Jacob. I don’t have the patience for this.”
Bella, Favor

“I didn’t tell him anything about you, Bella. Not really. I told him about me . Well, show is probably a better  verb.”
Jacob, Favor

“He phased in front of Charlie,”
Edward, Favor

“He’s brave. Brave as you are. Didn’t pass out or throw up or anything. I gotta say, I
was impressed. You should’ve seen his face when I started taking my clothes off, though. Priceless,”
Jacob, Favor

“You absolute moron! You could have given him a heart attack! ”
Bella, Favor

"You have thirty seconds to tell me every single word before I give Renesmee to Rosalie and rip your miserable
head off. Seth won’t be able to stop me this time.”

Bella, Favor

“Charlie’s fine. He’s tough. If you’d give this just a minute, you’ll see that I did you a favor here.”
Jacob, Favor

“Jeez, Bells. You didn’t used to be so melodramatic. Is that a vampire thing?”
Jacob, Favor

“After a few minutes, he asked, real quietly, if you turned into an animal, too. And I
said, ‘She wishes she was that cool!’”
Jacob, Favor

“You’ll like this. His main request is that he be told as little as possible
about all of this. If it’s not absolutely essential for him to know something, then keep it
to yourself. Need to know, only.”
Jacob, Favor

“Other than that, he’d just like to pretend things are normal.”
Jacob, Favor

“Oh yeah. So I told him that you and Edward had inherited a new little mouth to feed.”
“She’s your orphaned ward—like Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson.”
Jacob, Favor

“I’m not going to say thank you,”
“You’re still putting Charlie at a huge risk.”
Bella, Favor

“I am sorry about it hurting you. I didn’t know it was like that. Bella, things are
different with us now, but you’ll always be my best friend, and I’ll always love you. But
I’ll love you the right way now. There’s finally a balance. We both have people we can’t live without.”
Jacob, Favor

“If I don’t kill Charlie tonight, I’ll consider forgiving you for this.”
Bella, Favor

“When you don’t kill Charlie tonight, you’ll owe me huge.”
Jacob, Favor

“I’m actually holding her so that my hands aren’t free to kill you, Jacob. Maybe later.”
Bella, Favor

“If you must stay, get over in the corner and commit to being there for a while. I need to
see  Bella, you’d better  give him the baby, too. You’ll need your arms free, anyway.”
Alice, Favor

"You can do this. I know you can. I’ll help you; we all will.”
Edward, Favor

“If I didn’t believe you could handle it, we’d disappear today. This very minute. But you
can. And you’ll be happier if you can have Charlie in your life.”
Edward, Favor

“These will irritate your eyes—they won’t hurt, but they’ll cloud your vision. It’s annoying.
They also won’t match your old color, but it’s still better than bright red, right?”
Alice, Favor

“Before you left on the honeymoon. I was prepared for several possible futures.”
Alice, Favor

“You’ll be holding your breath as much as possible, but you need to
move your shoulders a little to make it look like you’re breathing.”
Jasper, Favor

“Maybe you should start out already on the couch. You’ve been sick, after all.
That way he won’t have to see you move right at first.”
Alice, Favor

“But I need her. She keeps me calm.”
Bella, Favor

“Renesmee, someone special is coming to see you and your mother,”
“But he’s not like us, or even like Jacob. We have to be very careful with him.
You shouldn’t tell him things the way you tell us.”
“And he’s going to make you thirsty. But you mustn’t bite him. He won’t heal like Jacob.”
Edward, Favor

“No, I don’t care if you bite Jacob. That’s fine.”
Edward, Favor

“I told Charlie I’d be here, He needs the moral support.”
Jacob, Favor

“As far as Charlie knows, you’re the most repulsive monster of us all.”
Edward, Favor

“Er, Edward, you might not want to distract her like that right now. She needs to be able to focus.”
Jasper, Favor

“I don’t want to know ever ything, but I’m done with the lies!”
Charlie, Favor

“Oh, c’mon, Charlie, I’m the same person I’ve always been. Just pretend this afternoon didn’t happen.”
Jacob, Favor

“Just what is your part in all this, Jake? How much does Billy know? Why are you here?”
Charlie, Favor

“Everything’s going to be great, Charlie. Just try to not believe anything you see.”
Jacob, Favor

“’Bout time somebody scored around here.”
Emmett, Favor
CHAPTER 26 - SHINY
“I don’t know how much we should tell Renée about this,”
Charlie, Shiny

“I know. I don’t want to freak her  out. Better to protect her. This stuff isn’t for the fainthearted.”
Bella, Shiny

“I would have tried to protect you, too, if I’d known how.
"But I guess you’ve never fit into the fainthearted category, have you?”
“I’ll think of something. We’ve got time to discuss this, right?”
Charlie, Shiny

“Jake says you guys were going to take off on me,”
“I didn’t want to do that if there was any way at all around it. That’s why we’re still here.”
“He said you could stay for a while, but only if I’m tough enough, and if I can keep my
mouth shut.”
Charlie, Shiny

“Yes… but I can’t promise that we’ll never leave, Dad. It’s pretty complicated. . . .”
Bella, Shiny

“I promise, Dad. Now that you know just enough, I think this can work. I’ll keep as close as you want.”
Edward, Shiny

“Love you, too, kid. Whatever else has changed, that hasn’t.”
Charlie, Shiny

“She’ll need to be tough, surrounded by all this craziness.”
“Prettiest baby I ever saw, including you, kid. Sorry, but it’s true.”
Charlie, Shiny

“Do you want to hear her middle name?”
“Carlie. With a C. Like Carlisle and Charlie put together.”
Charlie, Shiny

“Thank you, Dad. So much has changed so quickly. My head hasn’t stopped spinning.
If I didn’t have you now, I don’t know how I’d keep my grip on—on reality.”
Charlie, Shiny

 “I mean, it’s not like you don’t look… good. I’ll get used to it.”
Charlie, Shiny

 “You did. You were unbelievable. All that worrying over being a newborn, and then you
skip it altogether.”
Edward, Shiny

“I’m not even sure she’s really a vampire, let alone a newborn, she’s too tame.”
Emmett, Shiny

“It’s a little dense, don’t you think, to antagonize the strongest vampire in the house?”
Edward, Shiny

“do you remember a few months ago, I asked you to do me a favor once you were immortal?”
Edward, Shiny

“You. Me. Arm-wrestling. Dining room table. Now.”
Bella, Shiny

“Er, Bella, I think Esme is fairly fond of that table. It’s an antique.”
Alice, Shiny

“Okay, Emmett. I win, and you cannot say one more word about my sex life to anyone,
not even Rose. No allusions, no innuendos—no nothing.”
Bella, Shiny

“Deal. I win, and it’s going to get a lot worse.”
Emmett, Shiny

“You gonna back down so easy, little sister?”
“Not much wild about you , is there? I bet that cottage doesn’t have a scratch.”
“Did Edward tell you how many houses Rose and I smashed?”
Emmett, Shiny

“Tell me you didn’t let go a bit on your first run, dog,”
Edward, Shiny

“Bella’s supposed to be a grown-up. Married and a mom and all that. Shouldn’t there be more dignity?”
Jacob, Shiny

“Less dignity, she was having almost as much fun watching you enjoy yourself as I was.”
Edward, Shiny

 

CHAPTER 27 - TRAVEL PLANS
“I figured as long as I was going to do this Alpha thing for real,”
“I’d better  nail down the formalities.”
Jacob, Travel Plans

“If I haven’t killed Charlie or Sue yet, it’s probably not going to happen. I wish Jasper would stop hovering all the time!”
Bella, Travel Plans

“No one doubts you, Bella, not in the slightest,”
“You know how Jasper is—he can’t resist a good emotional climate.
You’re so happy all the time, love, he gravitates toward you without thinking.”
Edward, Travel Plans

“I always wondered where the crown jewels disappeared to after John of England
pawned them in the thirteenth century,”
“I suppose it doesn’t surprise me that the Volturi have their share.”
Carlisle, Travel Plans

“They won’t hurt me, they have no reason to. I’m a vampire. Case closed.”
Bella, Travel Plans

“I’m not my pack’s nanny. They’ve all got responsibilities in La Push anyway.”
Jacob, Travel Plans

“Sort of like you? Are you officially dropping out of high school, then? If you’re going
to keep up with Renesmee, you’re going to have to study a lot harder.”
Bella, Travel Plans

“It’s just a sabbatical. I’ll get back to school when things… slow down.”
Jacob, Travel Plans
 
“Pretty, but I think you’re stalling, Nessie.”
“Suuuure you’re not thirsty, Nessie, you’re just afraid I’ll catch the biggest one again!”
Jacob, Travel Plans

CHAPTER 28 - FUTURE
“They’re coming for us, all of them.”
Alice, Future

“This isn’t about Bella, they’re all coming—Aro, Caius, Marcus, every member of the guard, even the wives.”
Alice, Future

“The wives never leave the tower, never. Not during the southern rebellion.
Not when the Romanians tried to overthrow them. Not
even when they were hunting the immortal children. Never.”
Jasper, Future

“We’ve done nothing! And if we had, what could we possibly do that would bring this down on us?”
Carlisle, Future

“Irina decided to go to the Volturi. And then they will decide.… It’s as if  they’re waiting for her.
Like their decision was already made, and just waiting on her. . . .”
Alice, Future

“Think of what she saw that afternoon,to someone who’d lost a mother because of the
immortal children, what would Renesmee look like?”
Bella, Future
 
"It’s not the kind of crime they hold a trial for, love, Aro’s seen Irina’s proofin her thoughts.
They come to destroy, not to be reasoned with.”
Edward, Future

“We can’t win,”
Jasper, Future

“Well, we can’t run. Not with Demetri around.”
Emmett, Future

“And I don’t know that we can’t win,there are a few options to consider. We don’t have to fight alone.”
Emmett, Future

“We don’t have to sentence the Quileutes to death, either,Emmett!”
Bella, Future

“Other friends we don’t have to sentence to death.”
Carlisle, Future

“Other friends we don’t have to sentence to death. I’m not saying they have to fight with us.”
“If they’d just stand beside us, just long enough to make the Volturi hesitate. Bella’s right, after all.
If we could force them to stop and listen. Though that might take away any reason for a fight. . . .”
Emmett, Future

“That makes sense, Emmett. All we need is for the Volturi to pause for one moment. Just long enough to listen.”
Esme, Future

“We’d need quite a show of witnesses, we can ask that much of our friends. Just to witness.”
Rosalie, Future

“We’ll have to ask them just right,”
“They’ll have to be shown very carefully.”
Alice, Future

“I’ll see better away from Nessie, too. I need to go. I need to really concentrate. I need to see everything I
can. I have to go. Come on, Jasper, there’s no time to waste!”
Alice, Future

“Nothing’s wrong with Renesmee,”
Bella, Future

“All of us, Jacob, it’s over. We’ve all been sentenced to die.”
Bella, Future


CHAPTER 29 - DEFECTION
“She’s never taken so long before,”
“Carlisle, you don’t think—something preemptive? Would Alice have had
time to see if they sent someone for her?”
Edward,  Defection

“Alice has decided to leave us,”
Carlisle, Defection

“Yes, things are that dangerous.”
Edward, Defection

“Enough that you would abandon your  family?”
Sam, Defection

“We don’t know what she saw,”
“Alice is neither unfeeling nor a coward. She just has more information than we do.”
Edward, Defection

“You are bound differently than we are,” We each still have our free will.”
Edward, Defection

“But you should heed the warning, this is not something you want
to involve yourselves in. You can still avoid what Alice saw.”
Edward, Defection

“Don’t get your family slaughtered for pride,”
Carlisle, Defection

“We have much to do, son. Whatever Alice’s decision, we would be foolish not to follow her advice now.
Let’s go home and get to work.”
Edward, Defection

“I’m sorry. We shouldn’t have let her through.”
Sam, Defection

“You did the right thing, Alice is free to do what she will. I wouldn’t deny her that liberty.”
Carlisle, Defection

“I’m not going down without a fight, Alice told us what to do. Let’s get it done.”
Emmett, Defection

“I want to follow the trail,”
Bella, Defection

“I couldn’t let you walk away from me,  it hurts just to imagine it.”
Edward, Defection

“She was here. She ripped a page out of my book to write her note on.”
Bella, Defection

“Maybe it was just Jasper in danger. Her plan would
work for the rest of us, but he’d be lost if he stayed. Maybe . . .”
Bella, Defection

“We’ll send whomever we can find back here to you—
Edward, you’ ll be the best at fielding that particular minefield.”
Carlisle, Defection

“There’s a lot of ground to cover.”
Edward, Defection

“I don’t know if Carlisle’s friends will come. I hope so. Sounds like we’re a little outnumbered right now,”
Jacob, Defection

“No, we can’t help; we’ve got to stay here, people are coming to see you, not the scenery.”
Jacob, Defection

“The vampires who are coming to help us are not the same as we are,”
Edward, Defection

“if the choice to believe our story about her is not tainted by an association with werewolves.”
Edward, Defection

“Some friends. They’d turn on you just because of who you hang out with now?”
Jacob, Defection

“The immortal children were really that bad?”
Jacob, Defection

“You can’t imagine the depth of the scars they’ve left in the collective vampire psyche.”
Edward, Defection

 
“You should tell Sam what’s going on. There might be strangers in the woods soon.”
Edward, Defection

“Good point. Though I owe him some silence after last night.”
Jacob, Defection

“Listening to Alice is usually the right thing.”
Edward, Defection

“Don’t cry, it’s going to be okay. You’re going to be fine. I will find you a way through this.”
Bella, Defection


CHAPTER 30 - IRRESISTIBLE
“I wish there was a way to get the information we need from Eleazar before we tell them about Nessie,”
Edward, Irresistible

“But he wouldn’t understand the question to answer  it, do you think they’ll let us explain?”
Bella, Irresistible

“If it comes to a fight, there won’t be much any of us can do,”
Edward, Irresistible

“Would you leave me unable to defend myself?”
Bella, Irresistible

“When you put it that way… I suppose we should get to work as soon as we can.”
Edward, Irresistible

“What would you say their  biggest advantage is? Do they even have a weakness?”
Bella, Irresistible

“Alec and Jane are their greatest offense, their defensive players rarely see any real action.”
Edward, Irresistible

“Because Jane can burn you where you stand—mentally at least. What does Alec do?
Didn’t you once say he was even more dangerous than Jane?”
Bella, Irresistible

“And Alec can incapacitate us all at the same time?”
Bella, Irresistible

"Yes, you’re surely immune to his power, but you are still a newborn,
Bella. I can’t make you that strong a fighter in a few weeks. I’m sure he’s had tr aining.”
Edward, Irresistible

“Maybe, maybe not. It’s the one thing I can do that no one else can. Even if I can just distract him for a while—”
Bella, Irresistible

“I will try to teach you what I can, but please don’t make me think about you sacrificing yourself as a diversion—”
Edward, Irresistible

“I have to learn everything. As much as you can possibly cram into my head in the next month,”
Bella, Irresistible

“Demetri is mine, for Alice. It’s the only thanks I can give her  now for the last fifty years.”
Edward, Irresistible

“Edward, why do you think Alice told us to ask Eleazar about the Volturi? Has he been
in Italy recently or something? What could he know?”
Bella, Irresistible

“Eleazar  knows ever ything when it comes to the Volturi. I forgot you didn’t know. He used to be one of them.”
Edward, Irresistible

“They’re only alleged to be heinous and evil by the criminals, Bella.”
Edward, Irresistible

“Do you really think we can make them stop and listen?”
Bella, Irresistible

“If we find enough friends to stand beside us. Maybe.”
Edward, Irresistible

"They don’t understand you, Renesmee, because they’ve never met anyone like you,”
“Getting them to understand is the problem.”
Bella, Irresistible

“You’re special, that’s not a bad thing.”
Bella, Irresistible

“This is my fault.”
Renesmee, Irresistible

“Carlisle said he needed to talk to us right away,”
“What’s the problem? Trouble with the werewolves?”
Tanya, Irresistible

“Our truce with the werewolves is stronger than ever.”
Edward, Irresistible

“If you could give me the benefit of the doubt for just a few minutes,”
“I have something difficult to explain, and I’ll need you to be open-minded until you understand.”
Edward, Irresistible

“Tell us about the danger, Edward,”
“We’ll listen, and we’ll be on your side, where we belong.”
Tanya, Irresistible

“I’d like you to witness for yourselves first. Listen—in the other room. What do you hear?”
Edward, Irresistible

"It’s not human… but… closer to human than the rest of the scents here.
What is that, Edward? I don’t think I’ve ever smelled that fragrance before.”
Tanya, Irresistible

“You most certainly have not, Tanya. Please, please remember that this is something entirely new to you.
Throw away your preconceived notions.”
Edward, Irresistible

“Some things cannot be heard!”
“How could you, Edward? Do you not know what this means?”
Tanya, Irresistible

“Remember what you hear, what you smell. Renesmee is not what you think she is.”
Edward, Irresistible

“There are no exceptions to this rule, Edward,”
Tanya, Irresistible

"Tanya, you can hear her heartbeat! Stop and think about what that means.”
Edward, Irresistible

“She’s not a full vampire child,”
“She is half-human.”
Edward, Irresistible

“Renesmee is one of a kind. I am her father. Not her creator—her biological father.”
Edward, Irresistible


“Tell me another explanation that fits, Eleazar. You can feel the warmth of her body in
the air. Blood runs in her veins, Eleazar. You can smell it.”
Edward, Irresistible

 
“Bella is her biological mother, she conceived, carried, and gave
birth to Renesmee while she was still human. It nearly killed her.
I was hard-pressed to get enough venom into her heart to save her.”
Edward, Irresistible

“Physical relationships between vampires and humans are not common,”
“Human survivors of such trysts are even less common. Wouldn’t you agree, cousins?”
Edward, Irresistible

“You seem to have your mother’s eyes, but your father’s face.”
Carmen, Irresistible

“Do you mind if Renesmee tells you about it herself?”
“She has a gift for explaining things.”
Bella, Irresistible

“But I can show you more than I can tell you.”
Renesmee, Irresistible

“She really is your daughter, isn’t she? Such a vivid gift! It could only have come from a very gifted father.”
Carmen, Irresistible

“Impossible as it seems, Edward has told you nothing but truth. Let the child show you.”
Carmen, Irresistible

“She’s just trying to show you her side of the story,”
Carmen, Irresistible

 “It’s all true, Tanya. This is no immortal child. She’s half-human. Come. See for yourself.”
Eleazar, Irresistible

“But there is the grave danger you warned us of, not directly from this child, I see, but surely from the Volturi, then.
How did they find out about her? When are they coming?”
Tanya, Irresistible

“Imagine if you had seen Renesmee only from a distance. If you had not waited for our explanation.”
Edward, Irresistible

“No matter what she thought… You are our family.”
Tanya, Irresistible

“There’s nothing we can do about Irina’s choice now. It’s too late. Alice gave us a month.”
Edward, Irresistible

“But that doesn’t make any sense. Why would they put themselves and the wives in danger?”
Eleazar, Irresistible

“It doesn’t make sense from that angle. Alice said there was more to this than just
punishment for what they think we’ve done. She thought you could help us.”
Edward, Irresistible

 “We’re not asking you to fight and die with us, Tanya. You know Carlisle would never ask for that.”
Edward, Irresistible

“We’re just looking for witnesses. If we can make them pause, just for a moment. If
they would let us explain . . .It’s difficult to doubt our story when you see it for yourself.”
Edward, Irresistible

“Do you think her past will matter  to them so much?”
Tanya, Irresistible

“Only as it foreshadows her future. The point of the restriction was to protect us from
exposure, from the excesses of children who could not be tamed.”
Edward, Irresistible

 “I’m not dangerous at all, I never hurt Grandpa or Sue or Billy. I love humans. And wolf-people like my Jacob.”
Renesmee, Irresistible

“If the Volturi won’t pause to listen to our witness, we cannot simply stand by,”
“Of course, I should only speak for myself.”
Tanya, Irresistible

“Do you really doubt me so much, sister?”
Kate, Irresistible

“It is a suicide mission, after all.”
Tanya, Irresistible

“I, too, will do what I can to protect the child,”
Carmen, Irresistible

 

CHAPTER 31 - TALENTED
“If the Volturi won’t stop to listen about Nessie, I mean Renesmee, we will stop them.”
Jacob, Talented

“Very brave, child, but that would be impossible for more experienced fighters than you are.”
Tanya, Talented

“You don’t know what we can do.”
Jacob, Talented

“It is your own life, certainly, to spend as you choose.”
Tanya, Talented

“She is special, that little one,” “Hard to resist.”
Tanya, Talented

“Excuse me, what did you just call my wife?”
Edward, Talented

“A shield, I think . She’s blocking me now, so I can’t be sure.”
Eleazar, Talented

“Come now, Edward! If I can’t get a read on her, I doubt you can, either. Can you hear
her thoughts right now?”
Eleazar, Talented

“But I’ve never been able to do that. Even when she was human.”
Edward, Talented

“What are you talking about? How can I be a shield? What does that even mean?”
Bella, Talented

“It only works with certain things, my head is sort of… private. But it
doesn’t stop Jasper from being able to mess with my mood or Alice from seeing my future.”
Bella, Talented

“Purely a mental defense.” “Limited, but strong.”
Eleazar, Talented

“Aro couldn’t hear her, though she was human when they met.”
Edward, Talented

“Jane tried to hurt me, but she couldn’t, Edward thinks Demetri can’t find me,
and that Alec can’t bother me, either. Is that good?”
Bella, Talented

“I never thought of it that way. The only one I’ve ever met before was Renata, and what she did was so different.”
Edward, Talented

“Yes, no talent ever manifests in precisely the same way, because no one ever thinks in exactly the same way.”
Eleazar, Talented

“I’ve never heard of Aro’s or Jane’s gifts being thwarted.”
Eleazar, Talented

“Momma, you’re special,”
Renesmee, Talented

“Push it out from yourself, shield someone besides yourself.”
Kate, Talented

“I don’t know. I’ve never  tried. I didn’t know I should do that.”
Edward, Talented

“Oh, you might not be able to, heavens knows I’ve been working
on it for centuries and the best I can do is run a current over my skin.”
Kate, Talented

“Kate’s got an offensive skill, sort of like Jane.”
Edward, Talented

“I’m not sadistic about it, it’s just something that comes in handy during a fight.”
Kate, Talented

“You have to teach me what to do! you have to show me how!”
Bella, Talented

“Maybe—if you stop trying to crush my radius.”
Kate, Talented

“You’re shielding, all right, that move should have about shocked your arm off. You didn’t feel anything just now?”
Kate, Talented

“That wasn’t really necessary, Kate. She didn’t mean any harm,”
Edward, Talented

“No, I didn’t feel anything. Were you doing your electric current thing?”
Bella, Talented

“I was. Hmm. I’ve never  met anyone who couldn’t feel it, immortal or otherwise.”
Kate, Talented

“You said you project it? On your skin?”
Bella, Talented

“It used to be just in my palms. Kind of like Aro.”
Kate, Talented

“It must be a heady thing to be chosen,”
Kate, Talented

“I could only think that the reason Aro had decided to come himself, to bring so many
with him, is because his goal is not punishment but acquisition,”
Eleazar, Talented

“From what I saw of his thoughts last spring, Aro’s never wanted anything more than he wants Alice.”
Edward, Talented

“He probably wants your mate, too, regardless.
He must have been intrigued by a talent that could defy him in its human incarnation.”
Eleazar, Talented


CHAPTER 32 - COMPANY
“Look, I know I’m no good at this, but I can’t get better if you don’t help me.”
Bella, Company

“Edward? What’s wrong? Why won’t you teach me?”
Bella, Company

“I just can’t… bear it. Emmett and Rosalie know as much as I do. Tanya and Eleazar
probably know more. Ask someone else.”
Edward, Company

“That’s not fair!  You’re good at this. You helped Jasper before—you fought with him
and all the others, too. Why not me? What did I do wrong?”
Edward, Company

“Looking at you that way, analyzing you as a target. Seeing all the ways I can kill you . ..”
"It just makes it too real for me. We don’t have so much time that it will
really make a difference who your teacher is. Anyone can teach you the fundamentals.”
Edward, Company

“Besides, it’s unnecessary. The Volturi will stop. They will be made to understand.”
Edward, Company

“But if they don’t! I need to learn this.”
Bella, Company

“Find another  teacher.”
Edward, Company

“You’ve really only been working at this for a few days and you’re already projecting
sporadically. Kate, tell her how well she’s doing.”
Edward, Company

“I don’t know. She’s obviously got tremendous ability, and we’re
only beginning to touch it. She can do better, I’m sure. She’s just lacking incentive.”
Kate, Company

“Nessie, would you like to come help your mother?”
Kate, Company

“Now give Bella some space to calm down, Kate. You shouldn’t goad her like that.
I know she doesn’t seem her age, but she’s only a few months old.”
Edward, Company

“Raise your hand when you get your sight back,”
“Now, Bella. See how many you can shield.”
Zafrina, Company

“They say you can put a vampire flat on his back.”
Garrett, Company

“That’s something I’ve never seen. Seems like it might be a bit of an exaggeration. . . .”
Garrett, Company

“Maybe it only works on the weak or the young. I’m not sure.
You look strong, though. Perhaps you could withstand my gift.”
Kate, Company

“Then you’re welcome to observe, Vladimir, but it is definitely not our plan to
challenge the Volturi, as we said before.”
Carlisle, Company


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“Why can’t we take your Ferrari?”
Jacob, Forgery

“Too conspicuous, we could go on foot, but that would freak Charlie out.”
Bella, Forgery

“I’m sick of all these reeking bloodsuckers.”
Jacob, Forgery

“Yeah, I know, I know. They’re the good guys, they’re here to help, they’re going to save us all. Etcetera, etcetera.
Say what you want, I still think Dracula One and Dracula Two are creep-tacular.”
Jacob, Forgery

“We sat still for a very long time, child,”
Vladimir, Forgery
 
“Jake, you know how you’re pretty good at controlling your thoughts around Edward?”
Jacob, Forgery

“Hey, guys! It seems like it’s been years! Look at you, Nessie! Come to Grampa! I
swear you’ve grown half a foot. And you look skinny, Ness.”
Charlie, Forgery

“Well, come on in out of the cold, kids. Where’s my son-in-law?”
Charlie, Forgery

“Enter taining friends, you’re so lucky you’re out of the loop, Charlie. That’s all I’m going to say.”
Jacob, Forgery

“Don’t worry, Nessie, I got you covered if your mom drops the ball.”
Charlie, Forgery

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