Serenity Of Life

 

“Sorry, I was daydreaming, I guess.”
Alice, Evasion

“Do you suppose I’m allowed inside again?”
Edward, Evasion

“Charlie didn’t throw a fit when you picked me up for school.”
Bella, Evasion

“Are we a little impatient today?”
Edward, Evasion

“I’d say I’m sorry, but I’m not.”
Bella, Evasion

“And I should feel sorry that you’re not sorry, but I don’t. Maybe I should go sit on the bed.”
Edward, Evasion


“What did you do to this?”
Edward, Evasion

“It didn’t want to come out of the dashboard.”
Bella, Evasion

“So you felt the need to torture it?”
Edward, Evasion

“You know how I am with tools. No pain was inflicted intentionally.”
Bella, Evasion

“It would hurt their feelings if they saw this,”
“I guess it’s a good thing that you’ve been on house arrest. I’ll have to get another one in place before they notice.”
Edward, Evasion

“Thanks, but I don’t need a fancy stereo.”
Bella, Evasion

“It’s not for your sake that I’m going to replace it.”
Edward, Evasion

“You didn’t get much good out of your birthday presents last year,”
Edward, Evasion

“Do you realize these are about to expire?”
Edward, Evasion

“Well, we still have a little time. You’ve been liberated . . .
 and we have no plans this weekend, as you refuse to go to the prom with me.”
Edward, Evasion

“You did say something about the continental U.S. being allowable.”
Edward, Evasion

“Are we going to see Renée or not?”
Edward, Evasion

“Charlie will never allow it.”
Bella, Evasion

“Charlie can’t keep you from visiting your mother. She still has primary custody.”
Edward, Evasion

“Nobody has custody of me. I’m an adult.”
Bella, Evasion

“I don’t want to fight with Charlie. Not so soon after he’s forgiven me.”
Bella, Evasion

“I think this weekend is perfect,”
Edward, Evasion

“You aren’t the only one who’s been trapped in this house, you know.”
Edward, Evasion

“You can go anywhere you want,”
Bella, Evasion

“The outside world holds no interest for me without you.”
Edward, Evasion

“Let’s take the outside world slowly, all right? For example, we could start with a movie in Port Angeles. . . .”
Bella, Evasion

“What did Alice see today at lunch?”
Bella, Evasion

“She’s been seeing Jasper in a strange place, somewhere in the southwest, she thinks, near his former . . . family.
But he has no conscious intentions to go back.”
Edward, Evasion


“Did Bella ever tell you that my parents gave her airplane tickets on her last birthday, so that she could visit Renée?”
Edward, Evasion

“They’re about to expire. I think it might hurt Esme’s feelings if Bella doesn’t use her gift. Not that she’d say anything.”
Edward, Evasion

“It’s probably a good idea for you to visit your mom, Bella. She’d love that.
 I’m surprised you didn’t say anything about this, though.”
Charlie, Evasion

“I noticed that you said they’re about to expire, Edward,”
“How many tickets did your parents give her?”
Charlie, Evasion

“Just one for her . . . and one for me.”
Edward, Evasion

“That’s out of the question!”
Charlie, Evasion

“You just said it was a good idea for her to see her mother.”
Edward, Evasion

“You’re not going anywhere with him, young lady!”
Charlie, Evasion

“I’m not a child, Dad. And I’m not grounded anymore, remember?”
Bella, Evasion

“Do I need to remind you that I’m a legal adult, Charlie?”
Bella, Evasion

“This is my house — you follow my rules!”
Charlie, Evasion

“If that’s how you want it. Do you want me to move out tonight? Or can I have a few days to pack?”
Bella, Evasion

“I’ll do my time without complaining when I’ve done something wrong,
Dad, but I’m not going to put up with your prejudices.”
Bella, Evasion

“Now, I know that you know that I have every right to see Mom for the weekend.
You can’t honestly tell me you’d object to the plan if I was going with Alice or Angela.”
Bella, Evasion

“Would it bother you if I took Jacob?”
Bella, Evasion

“It’s not like I’m headed off to Vegas to be a showgirl or anything. I’m going to see Mom
“She’s just as much my parental authority as you are.”
Bella, Evasion

“You’d better hope I don’t mention this to her,”
Bella, Evasion

“You’d better not,”
“I’m not happy about this, Bella.”
Charlie, Evasion

“There’s no reason for you to be upset.”
Bella, Evasion

“So my homework is done, your dinner is done, the dishes are done, and I’m not grounded.
I’m going out. I’ll be back before ten-thirty.”
Bella, Evasion

“I’ll keep it within a ten-mile radius, though. Okay?”
Bella, Evasion

“I know you want to see your mother, Bella — you’ve been talking about her in your sleep. Worrying actually.”
Edward, Evasion

“But, clearly, you were too much of a coward to deal with Charlie, so I interceded on your behalf.”
Edward, Evasion

“Interceded? You threw me to the sharks!”
Bella, Evasion

“I told you I didn’t want to fight with Charlie.”
Bella, Evasion

“I can’t help myself when he gets all bossy like that — my natural teenage instincts overpower me.”
Bella, Evasion

“Does this sudden urge to see Florida have anything to do with the party at Billy’s place?”
Bella, Evasion

“Nothing at all. It wouldn’t matter if you were here or on the other side of the world, you still wouldn’t be going.”
Edward, Evasion

“Can we go to your house? I haven’t seen Esme in so long.”
Bella, Evasion

“She’ll like that. Especially when she hears what we’re doing this weekend.”
Edward, Evasion


“Please tell me you are not trying to have a sex talk with me, Charlie.”
Bella, Evasion

“I am your father. I have responsibilities. Remember, I’m just as embarrassed as you are.”
Charlie, Evasion

“I don’t think that’s humanly possible. Anyway, Mom beat you to the punch about ten years ago. You’re off the hook.”
Bella, Evasion

“Ten years ago you didn’t have a boyfriend,”
Charlie, Evasion

“I don’t think the essentials have changed that much,”
Bella, Evasion

“Just tell me that you two are being responsible,”
Charlie, Evasion

“Maybe the times have, but Edward is very old-fashioned. You have nothing to worry about.”
Bella, Evasion

“I really wish you were not forcing me to say this out loud, Dad. Really.
But . . . I am a . . . virgin, and I have no immediate plans to change that status.”
Bella, Evasion

“I just wanted to know how the balance thing is coming along.”
Charlie, Evasion

“Oh. Good, I guess. I made plans with Angela today.
I’m going to help her with her graduation announcements. Just us girls.”
Bella, Evasion

“That’s nice. And what about Jake?”
Charlie, Evasion

“I haven’t figured that one out yet, Dad.”
Bella, Evasion

“Keep trying, Bella. I know you’ll do the right thing. You’re a good person.”
Charlie, Evasion

“You care if I go see Jake tonight?”
“I won’t stay long.”
Bella, Evasion

“Sure, kid. No problem. Stay as long as you like.”
Charlie, Evasion

“She got nervous when your future rather abruptly disappeared five minutes ago.”
Edward, Evasion

“I’ll put your car back together in time for school, in case you’d like to drive yourself,”
Bella, Evasion

“Shut your window if you want me to stay away tonight. I’ll understand,”
Edward, Evasion


Eclipse Quotes

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"What did I do wrong?"
Charlie, Ultimatum

“You’re supposed to take the lid off first, Dad. Metal’s bad for microwaves.”
Bella, Ultimatum

“Did I get the noodles right?”
Charlie, Ultimatum

“Stirring helps,”
Bella, Ultimatum

“Did I miss something? Since when do you make dinner?”
Bella, Ultimatum

“There’s no law that says I can’t cook in my own house.”
Charlie, Ultimatum

“You would know,”
Bella, Ultimatum

“I don’t know why you read the news, Dad. It only ticks you off.”
Bella, Ultimatum

“This is why everyone wants to live in a small town! Ridiculous.”
Charlie, Ultimatum

“What have big cities done wrong now?”
Bella, Ultimatum

“Seattle’s making a run for murder capital of the country. Five unsolved homicides in the last two weeks. Can you imagine living like that?”
Charlie, Ultimatum

“I think Phoenix is actually higher up the homicide list, Dad. I have lived like that.”
Bella, Ultimatum

“Well, you couldn’t pay me enough,”
Charlie, Ultimatum

“I wanted to talk to you.”
Charlie, Ultimatum

You could have just asked.”
Bella, Ultimatum

“Yeah. I’ll remember that next time. I thought taking dinner off your hands would soften you up.”
Charlie, Ultimatum

“It worked — your cooking skills have me soft as a marshmallow. What do you need, Dad?”
Bella, Ultimatum

“Easy, Bells. I know you’re still upset that he told on you, but it was the right thing. He was being responsible.”
Charlie, Ultimatum

 “So I’m thinking maybe you deserve a parole for good behavior. For a teenager, you’re amazingly non-whiney.”
Charlie, Ultimatum

“Bella, this is more of a request than a demand, okay? You’re free. But I’m hoping you’ll use that freedom . . . judiciously.”
Charlie, Ultimatum

 “I know you’re satisfied to spend all of your time with Edward —”
Charlie, Ultimatum

“I spend time with Alice, too,”
Bella, Ultimatum

“But you have other friends besides the Cullens, Bella. Or you used to.”
Charlie, Ultimatum

“When was the last time you spoke to Angela Weber?”
Bella, Ultimatum

“Friday at lunch,”
Charlie, Ultimatum

“I haven’t seen anyone outside of school, Dad. Grounded, remember? And Angela has a boyfriend, too. She’s always with Ben. If I’m really free,” I
Bella, Ultimatum


“I don’t think you should dump all your other friends for your boyfriend, Bella,”
“It’s not nice, and I think your life would be better balanced if you kept some other people in it. What happened last September . . .”
Charlie, Ultimatum

“If you’d had more of a life outside of Edward Cullen, it might not have been like that.”
Charlie, Ultimatum

“It would have been exactly like that,”
Bella, Ultimatum

“Use your new freedom to see your other friends, too. Keep it balanced.”
Charlie, Ultimatum

“Balance is good. Do I have specific time quotas to fill, though?”
Bella, Ultimatum

“I don’t want to make this complicated. Just don’t forget your friends . . .”
Charlie, Ultimatum

“The Blacks are practically family, Bella,”
“And Jacob has been a very, very good friend to you.”
Charlie, Ultimatum

“With Jacob there is a . . . conflict,”
“A conflict about the friendship thing, I mean. Friendship doesn’t always seem to be enough for Jake.”
Bella, Ultimatum

“You’re hurting Jake’s feelings, avoiding him like this. He’d rather be just friends than nothing.”
Charlie, Ultimatum

“I’m pretty sure Jake doesn’t want to be friends at all.”
“Where’d you get that idea, anyway?”
Bella, Ultimatum

 “The subject might have come up today with Billy. . . .”
Charlie, Ultimatum

“You and Billy gossip like old women,”
Bella, Ultimatum

“Billy’s worried about Jacob,”
 “Jake’s having a hard time right now. . . . He’s depressed.”
Charlie, Ultimatum

“And then you were always so happy after spending the day with Jake.”
Charlie, Ultimatum

“I’m happy now,”
Bella, Ultimatum


“Good. Find that balance, Bella. And, oh, yeah, you’ve got some mail,”
Charlie, Ultimatum

“That was quick. I guess I missed the deadline on that one, too.”
Bella, Ultimatum

“I’m shocked, Sheriff. That’s a federal crime.”
Bella, Ultimatum

“We should talk about tuition. I’ve got some money saved up —”
Charlie, Ultimatum

“Hey, hey, none of that. I’m not touching your retirement, Dad. I’ve got my college fund.”
Bella, Ultimatum

“Some of these places are pretty pricey, Bells. I want to help. You don’t have to go to all the way to Alaska just because it’s cheaper.”
Charlie, Ultimatum

“I’ve got it covered. Besides, there’s lots of financial aid out there. It’s easy to get loans.”
Bella, Ultimatum

“There are still a few open deadlines. And a few places willing to make exceptions.”
Edward, Ultimatum

“Bella and I were just talking about next year. Have you decided where you’re going to school?”
Charlie, Ultimatum

“Syracuse . . . Harvard . . . Dartmouth . . . and I just got accepted to the University of Alaska Southeast today.”
Edward, Ultimatum

“Well that’s pretty . . . that’s something. Yeah, but the University of Alaska . . .
you wouldn’t really consider that when you could go Ivy League. I mean, your father would want you to . . .”
Charlie, Ultimatum

“Carlisle’s always fine with whatever I choose to do,”
Edward, Ultimatum

“I don’t want you going to Seattle right now.”
Charlie, Ultimatum

“I told you about that story in the paper — there’s some kind of gang on a killing spree in Seattle and I want you to steer clear, okay?”
Charlie, Ultimatum

“Dad, there’s a better chance that I’ll get struck by lightning than that the one day I’m in Seattle —”
Bella, Ultimatum

“I didn’t mean Seattle. I was thinking Portland, actually. I wouldn’t have Bella in Seattle, either. Of course not.”
Edward, Ultimatum

“I sign your name better than you do yourself. You’ve already written the essays.”
Edward, Ultimatum

“You’re going way overboard with this, you know.”
“I really don’t need to apply anywhere else. I’ve been accepted in Alaska.
I can almost afford the first semester’s tuition. It’s as good an alibi as any.
There’s no need to throw away a bunch of money, no matter whose it is.”
Bella, Ultimatum

“Don’t start. I agree that I need to go through the motions for Charlie’s sake,
but we both know I’m not going to be in any condition to go to school next fall. To be anywhere near people.”
Bella, Ultimatum

“You might enjoy a semester or two of college. There are a lot of human experiences you’ve never had.”
Edward, Ultimatum

“They won’t be human experiences afterward. You don’t get a second chance at humanity, Bella.”
Edward, Ultimatum

“You’ve got to be reasonable about the timing, Edward. It’s just too dangerous to mess around with.”
Bella, Ultimatum

“There’s no hurry. I won’t let anyone hurt you. You can take all the time you need.”
Bella, Ultimatum

“I want to hurry,”
“I want to be a monster, too.”
Bella, Ultimatum

“Monsters are not a joke, Bella.”
Edward, Ultimatum


Alaska, then, as planned. Only somewhere much more remote than Juneau — somewhere with grizzlies galore.”
Bella, Ultimatum

“There are polar bears, too. Very fierce. And the wolves get quite large.”
Edward, Ultimatum

“Oh. Never mind the wolves, then, if the idea is offensive to you.”
Edward, Ultimatum

“He was my best friend, Edward,”
Of course the idea offends me.”
Bella, Ultimatum

“Please forgive my thoughtlessness,”
“I shouldn’t have suggested that.”
Edward, Ultimatum

“I know. I know it’s not the same thing. I shouldn’t have reacted that way.
 It’s just that . . . well, I was already thinking about Jacob before you came over.”
Bella, Ultimatum

“I need to make it better, Edward. I owe him that. And it’s one of Charlie’s conditions, anyway —”
Bella, Ultimatum

“You know it’s out of the question for you to be around a werewolf unprotected, Bella.
And it would break the treaty if any of us cross over onto their land. Do you want us to start a war?”
Edward, Ultimatum

“Then there’s really no point in discussing the matter further.”
Bella, Ultimatum

“You have some serious issues with the classics,”
Bella, Ultimatum

“Perhaps it’s because I’m not impressed by antiquity.”
Edward, Ultimatum

“Honestly, though, why do you read it over and over?”
Edward, Ultimatum

“I think it’s something about the inevitability.
 How nothing can keep them apart — not her selfishness, or his evil, or even death, in the end. . . .”
Bella, Ultimatum

“I still think it would be a better story if either of them had one redeeming quality.”
Edward, Ultimatum

“I think that may be the point,”
“Their love is their only redeeming quality.”
Bella, Ultimatum

“I hope you have better sense than that — to fall in love with someone so . . . malignant.”
Edward, Ultimatum

“It’s a bit late for me to worry about who I fall in love with,”
“But even without the warning, I seem to have managed fairly well.”
Bella, Ultimatum

“I’m glad you think so.”
Edward, Ultimatum

“Well, I hope you’re smart enough to stay away from someone so selfish.
Catherine is really the source of all the trouble, not Heathcliff.”
Bella, Ultimatum

“I’ll be on my guard,”
Edward, Ultimatum

“It’s truly not dangerous at all,”
“I used to spend all day in La Push with the whole lot of them, and nothing ever happened.”
Bella, Ultimatum

“Werewolves are unstable. Sometimes, the people near them get hurt. Sometimes, they get killed.”
Edward, Ultimatum

“I know them better than you think, Bella. I was here the last time.”
Edward, Ultimatum

“We thought the line had died out with Ephraim,”
“That the genetic quirk which allowed the transmutation had been lost. . . .”
Edward, Ultimatum

“Jacob told me that your family being here set things in motion. I thought you would already know. . . .”
Bella, Ultimatum

“My bad luck had nothing to do with it. The werewolves came back because the vampires did.”
Bella, Ultimatum

“Edward, look at the facts. Seventy years ago, you came here, and the werewolves showed up.
You come back now, and the werewolves show up again. Do you think that’s a coincidence?”
Bella, Ultimatum

“If Jacob hadn’t helped me . . . I’m not sure what you would have come home to. I owe him better than this, Edward"
Bella, Ultimatum

“I’ll never forgive myself for leaving you,”
“Not if I live a hundred thousand years.”
Edward, Ultimatum

“If I’d never left, you wouldn’t feel the need to go risk your life to comfort a dog.”
Edward, Ultimatum

“It’s going to sound cruel, I suppose. But I’ve come too close to losing you in the past.
I know what it feels like to think I have. I am not going to tolerate anything dangerous.”.
Edward, Ultimatum

“Please, for me. Please make a conscious effort to keep yourself safe.
 I’ll do everything I can, but I would appreciate a little help.”
Edward, Ultimatum

“Do you really have any idea how important you are to me? Any concept at all of how much I love you?”
Edward, Ultimatum

“I know how much I love you,”
Bella, Ultimatum

“You compare one small tree to the entire forest.”
Edward, Ultimatum


“Sorry, I was daydreaming, I guess.”
Alice, Evasion

“Do you suppose I’m allowed inside again?”
Edward, Evasion

“Charlie didn’t throw a fit when you picked me up for school.”
Bella, Evasion

“Are we a little impatient today?”
Edward, Evasion

“I’d say I’m sorry, but I’m not.”
Bella, Evasion

“And I should feel sorry that you’re not sorry, but I don’t. Maybe I should go sit on the bed.”
Edward, Evasion


“What did you do to this?”
Edward, Evasion

“It didn’t want to come out of the dashboard.”
Bella, Evasion

“So you felt the need to torture it?”
Edward, Evasion

“You know how I am with tools. No pain was inflicted intentionally.”
Bella, Evasion

“It would hurt their feelings if they saw this,”
“I guess it’s a good thing that you’ve been on house arrest. I’ll have to get another one in place before they notice.”
Edward, Evasion

“Thanks, but I don’t need a fancy stereo.”
Bella, Evasion

“It’s not for your sake that I’m going to replace it.”
Edward, Evasion

“You didn’t get much good out of your birthday presents last year,”
Edward, Evasion

“Do you realize these are about to expire?”
Edward, Evasion

“Well, we still have a little time. You’ve been liberated . . .
 and we have no plans this weekend, as you refuse to go to the prom with me.”
Edward, Evasion

“You did say something about the continental U.S. being allowable.”
Edward, Evasion

“Are we going to see Renée or not?”
Edward, Evasion

“Charlie will never allow it.”
Bella, Evasion

“Charlie can’t keep you from visiting your mother. She still has primary custody.”
Edward, Evasion

“Nobody has custody of me. I’m an adult.”
Bella, Evasion

“I don’t want to fight with Charlie. Not so soon after he’s forgiven me.”
Bella, Evasion

“I think this weekend is perfect,”
Edward, Evasion

“You aren’t the only one who’s been trapped in this house, you know.”
Edward, Evasion

“You can go anywhere you want,”
Bella, Evasion

“The outside world holds no interest for me without you.”
Edward, Evasion

“Let’s take the outside world slowly, all right? For example, we could start with a movie in Port Angeles. . . .”
Bella, Evasion

“What did Alice see today at lunch?”
Bella, Evasion

“She’s been seeing Jasper in a strange place, somewhere in the southwest, she thinks, near his former . . . family.
But he has no conscious intentions to go back.”
Edward, Evasion


“Did Bella ever tell you that my parents gave her airplane tickets on her last birthday, so that she could visit Renée?”
Edward, Evasion

“They’re about to expire. I think it might hurt Esme’s feelings if Bella doesn’t use her gift. Not that she’d say anything.”
Edward, Evasion

“It’s probably a good idea for you to visit your mom, Bella. She’d love that.
 I’m surprised you didn’t say anything about this, though.”
Charlie, Evasion

“I noticed that you said they’re about to expire, Edward,”
“How many tickets did your parents give her?”
Charlie, Evasion

“Just one for her . . . and one for me.”
Edward, Evasion

“That’s out of the question!”
Charlie, Evasion

“You just said it was a good idea for her to see her mother.”
Edward, Evasion

“You’re not going anywhere with him, young lady!”
Charlie, Evasion

“I’m not a child, Dad. And I’m not grounded anymore, remember?”
Bella, Evasion

“Do I need to remind you that I’m a legal adult, Charlie?”
Bella, Evasion

“This is my house — you follow my rules!”
Charlie, Evasion

“If that’s how you want it. Do you want me to move out tonight? Or can I have a few days to pack?”
Bella, Evasion

“I’ll do my time without complaining when I’ve done something wrong,
Dad, but I’m not going to put up with your prejudices.”
Bella, Evasion

“Now, I know that you know that I have every right to see Mom for the weekend.
You can’t honestly tell me you’d object to the plan if I was going with Alice or Angela.”
Bella, Evasion

“Would it bother you if I took Jacob?”
Bella, Evasion

“It’s not like I’m headed off to Vegas to be a showgirl or anything. I’m going to see Mom
“She’s just as much my parental authority as you are.”
Bella, Evasion

“You’d better hope I don’t mention this to her,”
Bella, Evasion

“You’d better not,”
“I’m not happy about this, Bella.”
Charlie, Evasion

“There’s no reason for you to be upset.”
Bella, Evasion

“So my homework is done, your dinner is done, the dishes are done, and I’m not grounded.
I’m going out. I’ll be back before ten-thirty.”
Bella, Evasion

“I’ll keep it within a ten-mile radius, though. Okay?”
Bella, Evasion

“I know you want to see your mother, Bella — you’ve been talking about her in your sleep. Worrying actually.”
Edward, Evasion

“But, clearly, you were too much of a coward to deal with Charlie, so I interceded on your behalf.”
Edward, Evasion

“Interceded? You threw me to the sharks!”
Bella, Evasion

“I told you I didn’t want to fight with Charlie.”
Bella, Evasion

“I can’t help myself when he gets all bossy like that — my natural teenage instincts overpower me.”
Bella, Evasion

“Does this sudden urge to see Florida have anything to do with the party at Billy’s place?”
Bella, Evasion

“Nothing at all. It wouldn’t matter if you were here or on the other side of the world, you still wouldn’t be going.”
Edward, Evasion

“Can we go to your house? I haven’t seen Esme in so long.”
Bella, Evasion

“She’ll like that. Especially when she hears what we’re doing this weekend.”
Edward, Evasion


“Please tell me you are not trying to have a sex talk with me, Charlie.”
Bella, Evasion

“I am your father. I have responsibilities. Remember, I’m just as embarrassed as you are.”
Charlie, Evasion

“I don’t think that’s humanly possible. Anyway, Mom beat you to the punch about ten years ago. You’re off the hook.”
Bella, Evasion

“Ten years ago you didn’t have a boyfriend,”
Charlie, Evasion

“I don’t think the essentials have changed that much,”
Bella, Evasion

“Just tell me that you two are being responsible,”
Charlie, Evasion

“Maybe the times have, but Edward is very old-fashioned. You have nothing to worry about.”
Bella, Evasion

“I really wish you were not forcing me to say this out loud, Dad. Really.
But . . . I am a . . . virgin, and I have no immediate plans to change that status.”
Bella, Evasion

“I just wanted to know how the balance thing is coming along.”
Charlie, Evasion

“Oh. Good, I guess. I made plans with Angela today.
I’m going to help her with her graduation announcements. Just us girls.”
Bella, Evasion

“That’s nice. And what about Jake?”
Charlie, Evasion

“I haven’t figured that one out yet, Dad.”
Bella, Evasion

“Keep trying, Bella. I know you’ll do the right thing. You’re a good person.”
Charlie, Evasion

“You care if I go see Jake tonight?”
“I won’t stay long.”
Bella, Evasion

“Sure, kid. No problem. Stay as long as you like.”
Charlie, Evasion

“She got nervous when your future rather abruptly disappeared five minutes ago.”
Edward, Evasion

“I’ll put your car back together in time for school, in case you’d like to drive yourself,”
Bella, Evasion

“Shut your window if you want me to stay away tonight. I’ll understand,”
Edward, Evasion

“Renée is so much more . . . perceptive than Charlie in some ways. It was making me jumpy.”
Bella, Motives

“Your mother has a very interesting mind. Almost childlike, but very insightful.
 She sees things differently than other people.”
Edward, Motives

“I’m worried about you . . . and Edward.”
Renée, Motives

“You two are more serious than I’d been thinking,”
Renée, Motives

“There’s something . . . strange about the way you two are together,”
Renée, Motives

“The way he watches you — it’s so . . . protective.
Like he’s about to throw himself in front of a bullet to save you or something.”
Renée, Motives

“It’s just different. He’s very intense about you . . . and very careful.
I feel like I don’t really understand your relationship. Like there’s some secret I’m missing. . . .”
Renée, Motives

“It’s not just him.”
“I wish you could see how you move around him.”
Renée, Motives

“The way you move — you orient yourself around him without even thinking about it.
When he moves, even a little bit, you adjust your position at the same time.
Like magnets . . . or gravity. You’re like a . . . satellite, or something. I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Renée, Motives

“You’re reading mysteries again, aren’t you? Or is it sci-fi this time?”
Bella, Motives

“Well, there was one — but that doesn’t matter. We’re talking about you right now.”
Renée, Motives

“You should stick to romance, Mom. You know how you freak yourself out.”
Bella, Motives

“Not silly — just being a mom.”
Bella, Motives

“And all this isn’t enough to get you to move back in with your silly mom?”
Renée, Motives

“You get used to the humidity,”
Renée, Motives

“You can get used to rain, too,”
Bella, Motives

“So Renée didn’t sell you on the University of Florida?”
Charlie, Motives

“She tried. But I’d rather drink water than inhale it.”
Bella, Motives

“I really missed you, Bells. The food around here sucks when you’re gone.”
Charlie, Motives

“Would you call Jacob first? He’s been bugging me every five minutes since six o’clock this morning.
I promised I’d have you call him before you even unpacked.”
Charlie, Motives

“Jacob wants to talk to me?”
Bella, Motives

“Pretty bad, I’d say. He wouldn’t tell me what it was about — just said it was important.”
Charlie, Motives

“You could have called us,”
Edward, Motives

“I don’t have any leeches on my speed dial.”
Jacob, Motives

“I already know what you came to say,”
“Message delivered. Consider us warned.”
Edward, Motives

“You didn’t tell her?”
“What, were you afraid she’d take our side?”
Jacob, Motives

“He didn’t tell you that his big . . . brother crossed the line Saturday night?”
Jacob, Motives

“It was no-man’s land!”
Edward, Motives

“You didn’t tell her anything at all, did you? Is that why you took her away? So she wouldn’t know that —?”
Jacob, Motives

“She came back for me,” I
Bella, Motives

“It’s fine. I’ll never let her get close to you, it’s fine.”
Edward, Motives

“Does that answer your question, mongrel?”
Edward, Motives

“You don’t think Bella has a right to know?”
“It’s her life.”
Jacob, Motives

“Why should she be frightened when she was never in danger?”
Edward, Motives

“Better frightened than lied to.”
Jacob, Motives

“Do you really think hurting her is better than protecting her?”
Edward, Motives

“She’s tougher than you think,”
“And she’s been through worse.”
Jacob, Motives

“What are you doing to him?”
Bella, Motives

“Jacob just has a good memory, that’s all.”
Edward, Motives

“It’s his own fault if he doesn’t like the things I remember, though.”
Jacob, Motives

“A little trouble makes life fun. Let me guess, you’re not allowed to have fun, are you?”
Jacob, Motives

“That sounds like a no. Hey, if you ever feel like having a life again, you could come see me.
I’ve still got your motorcycle in my garage.”
Jacob, Motives

“You were supposed to sell that. You promised Charlie you would.”
Bella, Motives

“Yeah, right. Like I would do that. It belongs to you, not me. Anyway, I’ll hold on to it until you want it back.”
Jacob, Motives

“I think I might have been wrong before, you know, about not being able to be friends.
Maybe we could manage it, on my side of the line. Come see me.”
Jacob, Motives

“I miss you every day, Bella. It’s not the same without you.”
Jacob, Motives

“I know. Doesn’t matter, right? I guess I’ll survive or something. Who needs friends?”
Jacob, Motives

“Did you see the size of that Jacob kid? I think he could take Cullen down.” Mike sounded pleased by the idea.
Mike Newton, Motives

“There’s something about Edward. He’s always so . . . confident. I have a feeling he can take care of himself.”
Ben, Motives

“Besides, if that other kid messed Edward up, you know those big brothers of his would get involved.”
Tyler, Motives

“There are seven of us, Bella. And with Alice on our side, I don’t think Victoria’s going to catch us off guard.
I think it’s important, for Charlie’s sake, that we stick with the original plan.”
Carlisle, Nature

“We’d never allow anything to happen to you, sweetheart. You know that. Please don’t be anxious.”
Esme, Nature

“I’m really glad Edward didn’t kill you. Everything’s so much more fun with you around.”
Emmett, Nature

“I’m offended. You’re not honestly worried about this, are you?”
Alice, Nature

“If it’s no big deal, then why did Edward drag me to Florida
Bella, Nature

“Haven’t you noticed yet, Bella, that Edward is just the teeniest bit prone to overreaction?”
Alice, Nature

“Of course, you know that I’m willing to make it between you and me at any time that you wish. You know my condition.”
Edward, Nature

“Go have fun,”
“Bag a few mountain lions for me.”
Edward, Nature

“I’m staying close to home to hunt. I’ll only be fifteen minutes away if you need me. I’ll keep an eye out for trouble.”
Alice, Nature

“I mean, since the last time we . . . well, before, you know . . .”
“What I’m asking is . . . everything is just back to the way it was before he left? You forgave him for all of that?”
Jacob, Nature

“Edward left me last fall because he didn’t think I should be hanging out with vampires. He thought it would be healthier for me if he left.”
Bella, Nature

“He came back, though, didn’t he
Too bad he can’t stick to a decision.”
Jacob, Nature

“If you remember, I went and got him.”
Bella, Nature

“Can you listen, or will you be interrupting me with rude comments about my friends?”
Bella, Nature

“The fortune-telling bloodsucker can’t see us?”
“Seriously? That’s excellent!”
Jacob, Nature

“So it’s your turn to talk. What happened while I was with my mom this weekend?”
Bella, Nature

“Good. I mean, you were being stupid, but I’m glad. Emmett’s never cautious enough. He could have gotten hurt.”
Bella, Nature

“So did your vampire tell you we attacked for no reason and his totally innocent coven —”
Jacob, Nature

“Edward told me the same story, just without quite as many details.”
Bella, Nature

“Being apart . . . It didn’t work out so well for either of us.”
Bella, Nature

“When Sam saw . . . how you were in the beginning, when Billy told them how Charlie worried when you didn’t get better,
and then when you started jumping off cliffs . . .”
Jacob, Nature

“He thought you were the one person in the world with as much reason to hate the Cullens as he does.
 Sam feels sort of . . . betrayed that you would just let them back into your life like they never hurt you.”
Jacob, Nature

“You see it everywhere,”
“Nature taking its course — hunter and prey, the endless cycle of life and death.”


“And yet, you don’t see the fish trying to plant a kiss on the eagle. You never see that.”
Jacob, Nature

“It’s hard to tell what a fish is thinking. Eagles are good-looking birds, you know.”
Bella, Nature

“I love him. Not because he’s beautiful or because he’s rich!”
“I’d much rather he weren’t either one. It would even out the gap between us just a little bit —
because he’d still be the most loving and unselfish and brilliant and decent person I’ve ever met.
Of course I love him. How hard is that to understand?”
Bella, Nature

“It’s impossible to understand.”
Jacob, Nature

“Please enlighten me, then, Jacob.”
Bella, Nature

“I think the best place to start would be to look within your own species. That usually works.”
Jacob, Nature

“Well, that just sucks!”
“I guess I’m stuck with Mike Newton after all.”
Bella, Nature

“It’s not the same thing.”
“I didn’t choose this.”
Jacob, Nature

“Do you think Edward did? He didn’t know what was happening to him any more than you did.
 He didn’t exactly sign up for this.”
Bella, Nature

“You know, Jacob, you’re awfully self-righteous — considering that you’re a werewolf and all.”
Jacob, Nature

“I don’t see why not. You could be a bit more understanding about the Cullens.
You have no idea how truly good they are — to the core, Jacob.”
Bella, Nature

“They shouldn’t exist. Their existence goes against nature.”
Jacob, Nature

“What I am was born in me. It’s a part of who I am, who my family is, who we all are as a tribe —
it’s the reason why we’re still here."
Jacob, Nature

“Normal humans run away from monsters, Bella. And I never claimed to be normal. Just human.”
Jacob, Nature

“You look plenty human to me,”
“At the moment.”
Bella, Nature

“I feel human.”
Jacob, Nature

“ARE YOU OKAY, JAKE? CHARLIE SAID YOU WERE HAVING a hard time. . . . Isn’t it getting any better?”
Bella, Imprint

“It’s been so long since I was here. I’ve probably missed a ton of things. How are Sam and Emily? And Embry? Did Quil —?”
Bella, Imprint

“Quil thinks it’s the coolest thing that’s ever happened to him. Part of it is finally knowing what’s going on.
 And he’s excited to have his friends back — to be part of the ‘in crowd.’”
Jacob, Imprint

“There are definitely good sides to this — the speed, the freedom, the strength . . . the sense of — of family. . . .
Sam and I are the only ones who ever felt really bitter. And Sam got past that a long time ago. So I’m the crybaby now.”
Jacob, Imprint

“He really hates it when I do things he considers . . . risky.”
Bella, Imprint

“That you two are so ready to kill each other!”
“It makes me crazy. Why can’t you both just be civilized?”
Bella, Imprint

 “At least he can be a grown-up about this. He knows that hurting you would hurt me — and so he never would.
You don’t seem to care about that at all!”
Bella, Imprint

“Yeah, right,”
“I’m sure he’s quite the pacifist.”
Jacob, Imprint

“They didn’t think that werewolves still existed here. They didn’t know that coming here would change you.”
Bella, Imprint

“It doesn’t change the fact that it did.”
Jacob, Imprint

“Remind me not to get on your bad side.”
Bella, Imprint

“You think I should be as forgiving as you are? We can’t all be saints and martyrs.”
Jacob, Imprint

“You’re what? Not . . . aging? Is that a joke?”
Bella, Imprint

“You. Are. Not. Aging,”
Bella, Imprint

“Am I the only one who has to get old? I get older every stinking day!”
“Damn it! What kind of world is this? Where’s the justice?”
Bella, Imprint

“Did you seriously just stamp your foot? I thought girls only did that on TV.”
Jacob, Imprint

“Okay. Whatever you want. But listen, I will get older . . . someday.”
Jacob, Imprint

“When we get enough control to quit . . . ,”
“When we stop phasing for a solid length of time, we age again. It’s not easy.”
Jacob, Imprint

“Sorry. Age is a touchy subject for me. That hit a nerve.”
Bella, Imprint

“Don’t judge him just yet. Did anyone ever tell you . . . Have you ever heard of imprinting?”
Jacob, Imprint

"Sm did love Leah. But when he saw Emily, that didn’t matter anymore.
Sometimes . . . we don’t exactly know why . . . we find our mates that way.”
 “I mean . . . our soul mates.”


“What way? Love at first sight?”
Bella, Imprint

“It’s a little bit more powerful than that. More absolute.”
Jacob, Imprint

“It’s awful. No privacy, no secrets. Everything you’re ashamed of, laid out for everyone to see.”
Jacob, Imprint


“But isn’t it like that for you all the time? Having him in your head?”
Jacob, Imprint

“Oh, no. Edward’s never in my head. He only wishes.”
Bella, Imprint

“I’m the only one like that, for him. We don’t know why he can’t.”
Bella, Imprint

“It probably means there’s something wrong with my brain,”
Bella, Imprint

“I already knew there was something wrong with your brain,”
Jacob, Imprint

“I was remembering that moronic movie you took me to. And Mike Newton puking all over everything.”
Jacob, Imprint

 “The way it used to be so easy . . . uncomplicated. I’m glad I’ve got a good memory.”
Jacob, Imprint

“About that good memory of yours . . .”
“Do you mind telling me what you were doing Monday morning? You were thinking something that bothered Edward.”
Bella, Imprint

“It’s hard for me to remember how sad you were, and it wasn’t my fault. So I figured it would be harder for him.
And I thought he ought to get a look at what he’d done.”
Jacob, Imprint

“Jacob Black, don’t you ever do that again! Promise me you won’t.”
Bella, Imprint

“Oh, get a grip, Bella. When am I ever going to see him again? Don’t worry about it.”
Jacob, Imprint

“I don’t know when I’ll see you again,”
Jacob, Imprint

“I’ll come back the next time he’s away,”
Bella, Imprint

“Away?” , That’s a nice way to describe what he’s doing. Disgusting parasites.”
Jacob, Imprint

“If you can’t be nice, I won’t come back at all!”
Bella, Imprint

“Aw, don’t be mad,” ," Knee-jerk reaction.”
Jacob, Imprint

“I don’t care who’s a vampire and who’s a werewolf. That’s irrelevant.
You are Jacob, and he is Edward, and I am Bella. And nothing else matters.”
Bella, Imprint

“And I’m a Virgo!”
Bella, Imprint

“Okay. Just Bella and Jacob. None of those freaky Virgos here.”
Jacob, Imprint

“I’ve really missed you, Jake,”
Bella, Imprint

“From the bottom of my heart. Not only are you saving my hands from permanent injury,
you also just spared me two long hours of a plot-less, badly dubbed martial arts film.”
Angela, Switzerland

“My parents took the twins to a birthday party in Port Angeles.
I can’t believe you’re really going to help me with this. Ben’s pretending he has tendonitis.”
Angela, Switzerland

“Emmet’s home for the weekend. They’re supposed to be hiking.”
Bella, Switzerland

“You’re lucky Edward has his brothers for all the hiking and camping.
I don’t know what I’d do if Ben didn’t have Austin for the guy stuff.”
Angela, Switzerland

“Is something wrong?”
 “You seem . . . anxious.”
Angela, Switzerland

“You don’t have to talk about it unless you want to,”
“I’ll listen if you think it will help.”
Angela, Switzerland

“Edward thinks Jacob is . . . a bad influence, I guess. Sort of . . . dangerous.
You know how much trouble I got in a few months back. . . . It’s all ridiculous, though.”
Bella, Switzerland

“Bella, I’ve seen how Jacob Black looks at you. I’d bet the real problem is jealousy.”
Angela, Switzerland

“Jacob knows how I feel. I’ve told him everything.”
Bella, Switzerland

“Edward’s only human, Bella. He’s going to react like any other boy.”
Angela, Switzerland

“I hope so. Jake’s going through kind of a tough time. He needs me.”
Bella, Switzerland

“You and Jacob are pretty close, aren’t you?”
Angela, Switzerland

“And Edward doesn’t like him. . . . That must be hard. I wonder how Ben would handle that?”
Angela, Switzerland

 “It’s so far. You won’t be able to come home very often. I’ll miss you. Will you e-mail me?”
Angela, Switzerland

“If I can type again after this.”
Bella, Switzerland

“I had a good time, actually. We should do something like this again. It was nice to have some girl time.”
Bella, Switzerland

“Er . . . so, I’m still alive,”
“No harm done,”
Bella, Switzerland

“Do you have any idea how close I came to crossing the line today?
To breaking the treaty and coming after you? Do you know what that would have meant?”
Edward, Switzerland

“Edward, they’d use any excuse for a fight. They’d love that. You can’t ever break the rules!”
Bella, Switzerland

“Maybe they aren’t the only ones who would enjoy a fight.”
Edward, Switzerland

There’s nothing to worry about. Jacob isn’t dangerous.”
Bella, Switzerland

“You aren’t exactly the best judge of what is or isn’t dangerous.”
Edward, Switzerland

“Werewolves constitute a risk.”
Edward, Switzerland

“You aren’t . . .”
I mean, you know better than to be jealous, right?”
Bella, Switzerland

“Easily — there’s nothing remotely humorous about this.”
Edward, Switzerland

“Or . . . is this something else altogether? Some vampires-and-werewolves-are-always-enemies nonsense?
Is this just a testosterone-fueled —”
Bella, Switzerland

“This is only about you. All I care is that you’re safe.”
Edward, Switzerland

“I believe that. But I want you to know something — when it comes to all this enemies nonsense, I’m out. I am a neutral country.
I am Switzerland. I refuse to be affected by territorial disputes between mythical creatures.
Jacob is family. You are . . . well, not exactly the love of my life, because I expect to love you for much longer than that.
The love of my existence. I don’t care who’s a werewolf and who’s a vampire. If Angela turns out to be a witch, she can join the party, too.”
Bella, Switzerland

“Well . . . don’t be offended, but you smell like a dog,”
Edward, Switzerland

“All the boys went, and we’re having a slumber party!”
Alice, Switzerland

“You’re kidnapping me, aren’t you?”
Bella, Switzerland

“Till Saturday. Esme cleared it with Charlie; you’re staying with me two nights, and I will drive you to and from school tomorrow.”
Alice, Switzerland

“Alice, don’t you think this is just a little bit controlling? Just a tiny bit psychotic, maybe?”
Bella, Switzerland

“You don’t seem to grasp how dangerous a young werewolf can be. Especially when I can’t see them.
Edward has no way to know if you’re safe. You shouldn’t be so reckless.”
Alice, Switzerland

“Yes, because a vampire slumber party is the pinnacle of safety conscious behavior.”
Bella, Switzerland

“I thought he was leaving. Can’t you have a life when he’s gone? Or does he lock you in a coffin?”
Jacob, Switzerland

“You are in trouble,”
“Enormous trouble. Angry grizzly bears are going to look tame next to what is waiting for you at home.”
Bella, Switzerland

“I’m not going to sneak out. You would know if I was planning to, and you’d catch me if I tried.”
Bella, Switzerland

“I’m just going to show you where your things are,”
Alice, Switzerland

“You didn’t really think he would make you sleep on the couch, did you?”
Bella, Switzerland

“Do you mind talking to me for a few minutes?”
“I didn’t wake you or anything, did I?”
Rosalie, Unhappy Ending

“No, I was awake. Sure, we can talk.”
Bella, Unhappy Ending

"He so rarely leaves you alone,”
“I figured I’d better make the best of this opportunity.”
Rosalie, Unhappy Ending

“Please don’t think I’m horribly interfering,”
“I’m sure I’ve hurt your feelings enough in the past, and I don’t want to do that again.”
Rosalie, Unhappy Ending

“Don’t worry about it, Rosalie. My feelings are great. What is it?”
Bella, Unhappy Ending

“I’m going to try to tell you why I think you should stay human — why I would stay human if I were you.”
Rosalie, Unhappy Ending

“Did Edward ever tell you what led to this?”
Rosalie, Unhappy Ending

“He said it was close to what happened to me that time in Port Angeles, only no one was there to save you.”
Rosalie, Unhappy Ending

“Would you like to hear my story, Bella? It doesn’t have a happy ending — but which of ours does?
If we had happy endings, we’d all be under gravestones now.”
Rosalie, Unhappy Ending

“It took some time before I began to blame the beauty for what had happened to me — for me to see the curse of it.
To wish that I had been . . . well, not ugly, but normal. Like Vera.
So I could have been allowed to marry someone who loved me, and have pretty babies.
That’s what I’d really wanted, all along. It still doesn’t seem like too much to have asked for.”
Rosalie, Unhappy Ending

“You know, my record is almost as clean as Carlisle’s,”
“Better than Esme. A thousand times better than Edward. I’ve never tasted human blood,”
Rosalie, Unhappy Ending

“He doesn’t like to tell other people’s stories — he feels like he’s betraying confidences,
because he hears so much more than just the parts they mean for him to hear.”
Bella, Unhappy Ending

“I haven’t been fair to you, either, Bella. Did he tell you why? Or was that too confidential?”
Rosalie, Unhappy Ending

“He said it was because I was human. He said it was harder for you to have someone on the outside who knew.”
Bella, Unhappy Ending

“Now I really feel guilty. He’s been much, much kinder to me than I deserve.”
“What a liar that boy is.”
Rosalie, Unhappy Ending

“It’s embarrassing. You see, at first, I was mostly jealous because he wanted you and not me.”
Rosalie, Unhappy Ending

",,, You have to understand, though . . . I was so used to people wanting me.
 And Edward wasn’t the least bit interested. It frustrated me, even offended me in the beginning.
 But he never wanted anyone, so it didn’t bother me long...."
Rosalie, Unhappy Ending

“But you said ‘at first.’ That doesn’t still . . . bother you, does it? I mean, we both know you’re the most beautiful person on the planet.”
Bella, Unhappy Ending

Thanks, Bella. And no, it doesn’t really bother me anymore. Edward has always been a little strange.”
Rosalie, Unhappy Ending

“But you still don’t like me,”
Bella, Unhappy Ending

“Would you tell me why? Did I do something . . . ?”
Bella, Unhappy Ending

“You already have everything. You have a whole life ahead of you — everything I want.
And you’re going to just throw it away. Can’t you see that I’d trade everything I have to be you?
You have the choice that I didn’t have, and you’re choosing wrong!”
Rosalie, Unhappy Ending

“And I was so sure that I could do this calmly.”
“It’s just that it’s harder now than it was then, when it was no more than vanity.”
Rosalie, Unhappy Ending

“Would you like me better if I chose to stay human?”
Bella, Unhappy Ending

“You did get some of your happy ending, though,”
“You got Emmett.”
Bella, Unhappy Ending

“Just think about it a little. Once it’s done, it can’t be undone.
Esme’s made do with us as substitutes . . .
and Alice doesn’t remember anything human so she can’t miss it. . . .
You will remember, though. It’s a lot to give up.”
Rosalie, Unhappy Ending

“Thanks, Rosalie. It’s nice to understand . . . to know you better.”
Bella, Unhappy Ending

“I apologize for being such a monster.”
“I’ll try to behave myself from now on.”
Rosalie, Unhappy Ending

 “I know you’re frustrated that he’s keeping you locked up like this, but don’t give him too bad a time when he gets back.
He loves you more than you know. It terrifies him to be away from you.”
Rosalie, Unhappy Ending

“Why don’t you just lock me in the basement,”
“and forget the sugar coating?”
Alice, Unhappy Ending

“He’s going to take the Porsche back. I’m not doing a very good job. You’re supposed to be having fun.”
Alice, Unhappy Ending

“We made it,”
 “Not bad for a prison break, eh?”
Jacob, Unhappy Ending

“I remembered what you said about the psychic leech not being about to predict what I’m going to do.
I’m glad you didn’t think of this — she wouldn’t have let you go to school.”
Jacob, Unhappy Ending

“I forget what it’s like, not having everyone know everything all the time. Having a quiet, private place inside my head.”
Jacob, Temper

“Emily doesn’t want her niece with a werewolf? That’s a little hypocritical,”
Bella, Temper

“Would you please stop guessing? You’re way off. Emily doesn’t mind that part, it’s just, well, a little early.”
Jacob, Temper

“It’s not like that; you’ve got it all wrong,”
“I’ve seen what it’s like, through his eyes. There’s nothing romantic about it at all, not for Quil, not now.”

“It’s so hard to describe. It’s not like love at first sight, really. It’s more like . . . gravity moves.
When you see her, suddenly it’s not the earth holding you here anymore. She does.
And nothing matters more than her. And you would do anything for her, be anything for her. . . .
You become whatever she needs you to be, whether that’s a protector, or a lover, or a friend, or a brother.
Jacob, Temper

“It’s not supposed to be,”
“But you have to see her — the one that’s supposedly meant for you.”
Jacob, Temper

“Jacob, you haven’t really seen much of the world — less than me, even.”
Bella, Temper

“But I’ll never see anyone else, Bella. I only see you. Even when I close my eyes and try to see something else.
Ask Quil or Embry. It drives them all crazy.”
Jacob, Temper

“Yeah, I can understand that. All the splendor of the Taj Mahal, without the inconvenience and expense of traveling to India.”
Jacob, Temper

“Do you remember last Valentine’s Day? I think that was the last time you were here — the last time when things were still . . . normal, I mean.”
Jacob, Temper

“Of course I remember. I traded a lifetime of servitude for a box of conversation hearts. That’s not something I’m likely to forget.”
Bella, Temper

“You know. When you said it was none of my business . . . if — if he bit you.”
Jacob, Temper

“You know what this will mean?”
“You do understand that, don’t you? What will happen if they break the treaty?”
Jacob, Temper

“Will you never forgive me, Jacob?”
Bella, Temper

“You won’t be Bella anymore,”
“My friend won’t exist. There’ll be no one to forgive.”
Jacob, Temper

“Why? We still have a few years. Can’t we be friends until we’re out of time?”
Jacob, Temper

“Years? No, Jake, not years.”
“Weeks is more accurate.”
Bella, Temper

“He’s going to change you into a filthy bloodsucker in just a few weeks!”
Jacob, Temper

“He’s seventeen, Jacob. And I get closer to nineteen every day. Besides, what’s the point in waiting? He’s all I want. What else can I do?”
Bella, Temper

“Anything. Anything else. You’d be better off dead. I’d rather you were.”
Jacob, Temper

“Maybe you’ll get lucky,”
Maybe I’ll get hit by a truck on my way back.”
Bella, Temper

“I was all braced for the wrath that was going to put grizzlies to shame, and this is what I get? I should infuriate you more often.”
Edward, Temper

“Give me a minute to work up to it,”
Bella, Temper

“Not to bring on the ire prematurely,”
“but do you mind telling me what it is about this bed that you object to?”
Edward, Temper

“I was just trying to illustrate the benefits of the bed you don’t seem to like. Don’t get carried away.”
Edward, Temper

“If we’re not going to get carried away, what’s the point?”
Bella, Temper

“For the hundredth time, Bella — it’s too dangerous.”
Edward, Temper

“I’m going to spontaneously combust one of these days — and you’ll have no one but yourself to blame.”
Bella, Temper

“Protecting you from combustion. If this too much for you. . . .”
Edward, Temper

“I’m sorry I gave you the wrong impression,”
“I didn’t mean to make you unhappy. That wasn’t nice.”
Edward, Temper

“You have no idea, Bella. It doesn’t help that you are so eager to undermine my self-control, either.”
Edward, Temper

“I’m sorry. I was wrong. It’s much easier to have the proper perspective when I have you safely here.”
“I go a little berserk when I try to leave you. I don’t think I’ll go so far again. It’s not worth it.”
Edward, Temper

“Yes, I did, actually. Still not worth the anxiety. I’m sorry I had Alice hold you hostage, though. That was a bad idea.”
Edward, Temper

“You can hold me hostage any time you want.”
Bella, Temper

“I’m always interested in everything you do — but you don’t have to tell me unless you want to.”
Edward, Temper

“I decided that you were right. My problem before was more about my . . . prejudice against werewolves than anything else.
I’m going to try to be more reasonable and trust your judgment. If you say it’s safe, then I’ll believe you.”
Edward, Temper

“And . . . most importantly . . . I’m not willing to let this drive a wedge between us.”
Edward, Temper

“I thought Jacob would have realized . . . I didn’t think it would surprise him.”
“He wasn’t expecting . . . that it was so soon.”
“He said he’d rather see me dead.”
Bella, Temper

“I thought you’d be glad,”
Bella, Temper

“Glad over something that’s hurt you?”
“I don’t think so, Bella.”
Edward, Temper

“I could quite literally kill him for saying that to you. I want to.”
Edward, Temper

“I guess it’s a good thing you’ve got so much self-control.”
Bella, Temper

“If you’re going to have a lapse in control, I can think of a better place for it.”
Bella, Temper

“No. Let me be in charge of responsibility for a few minutes . . . or hours.”
Edward, Temper

“She mentioned something about a bunch of female vampires . . . and you.”
Bella, Temper

“She told me you didn’t . . . show any preference. But I was just wondering, you know, if any of them had. Shown a preference for you, I mean.”
Bella, Temper

“It’s bad,”
“It’s really bad, isn’t it?”
Bella, Temper

“Calm down, Bella,” .
“You’re being absurd.”
Edward, Temper

“Because there’s nothing to tell. You’re blowing this wildly out of proportion.”
Edward, Temper

“Tanya expressed a little interest. I let her know, in a very courteous, gentlemanly fashion, that I did not return that interest. End of story.”
Edward, Temper

“And, of course, extraordinarily beautiful.”
Bella, Temper

“I suppose, to human eyes,”
“You know what, though?”
“I prefer brunettes.”
Edward, Temper

“She’s a blonde. That figures.”
Bella, Temper

“Strawberry blonde — not at all my type.”
Bella, Temper

“You’re quite adorable when you’re jealous. It’s surprisingly enjoyable.”
Edward, Temper

“Sleep, my Bella. Dream happy dreams. You are the only one who has ever touched my heart. It will always be yours. Sleep, my only love.”
Edward, Temper

"Aen’t you going to call Jacob?”
Charlie, Target

“That’s not very attractive behavior, Bella,”
“Forgiveness is divine.”
Charlie, Target

“Mind your own business,”
Bella, Target

“It’s not an exact science, Edward.”
Alice, Target

“He was in her room, Alice. He could have still been there — waiting for her.”
Edward, Target

“She was never in any danger. There was nothing to see.”
Alice, Target

“Forgive me, Alice. I shouldn’t be taking this out on you. That was inexcusable.”
Edward, Target

“I am thinking of Charlie! He’s the one I’m worried about! What if my little guest had happened to be thirsty last night?
As long as I’m around Charlie, he’s a target, too. If anything happened to him, it would be all my fault!”
Bella, Target

“This is ridiculous. They’ll get so bored, they’ll have to kill me themselves, just for something to do
Bella, Target

“I’m going to let Jacob off the hook,”
Bella, Target

“I knew you’d forgive him,”
“Holding grudges is not one of your many talents.”
Edward, Target

“I swear I didn’t mean it. I was just being stupid. I was angry — but that’s no excuse.
It was the stupidest thing I’ve ever said in my life and I’m sorry.
 Don’t be mad at me, please? Please. Lifetime of servitude up for grabs — all you have to do is forgive me.”
Jacob, Target

“I can’t believe I was such a jerk.”
Jacob, Target

“Don’t worry about that — I’m used to it.”
Bella, Target

“That’s not the problem. There’s . . . well, there’s this other problem that’s slightly more worrisome than a bratty teenage werewolf. . . .”
Bella, Target

“Someone was here — not a scent I know,”
“Has your pack come across anything new?”
Edward, Target

“Here’s the crux, Jacob. I won’t be letting Bella out of my sight till I get this taken care of. It’s nothing personal —”
Edward, Target

“That’s an interesting suggestion. We’re quite willing to renegotiate. If Sam is amenable.”
Edward, Target

“Try to convince your bloodsucker that the safest place for you to be — especially when he leaves — is on the reservation.
We’re well able to handle anything.”
Bella, Target

“I also tried to convince him to let you visit. He’s prejudiced, so don’t let him give you any crap about safety.
 He knows as well as I do that you’d be safe here.”
Edward, Target

“It’s not that I feel any personal antagonism toward him, Bella, it’s just easier for both of us,”
“I won’t be far away. You’ll be safe.”
Edward, Scent

“Should you really leave your door unlocked like that? Oh, sorry.”
Jacob, Scent

“I’m not worried about anyone who would be deterred by a locked door,”
Bella, Scent

“It’s enough of a pain to carry the shorts around with me, let alone a complete outfit. What do I look like, a pack mule?”
Jacob, Scent

“My clothes don’t just pop in and out of existence when I change — I have to carry them with me while I run.
Pardon me for keeping my burden light.”
Jacob, Scent

“That’s more than just a fashion statement — it sucks to carry jeans in your mouth.”
Jacob, Scent

“Does my being half-naked bother you?”
Jacob, Scent

“Well, I suppose I should get to work.”
“I wouldn’t want to give him an excuse to say I’m slacking on my side.”
Jacob, Scent

“Well, the scent was easy enough to catch. By the way, your room reeks.”
Jacob, Scent

“I’ll buy some air freshener.”
Bella, Scent

“Do you have obsessive-compulsive disorder?”
Jacob, Scent

“We’re a bit sensitive to blood around here. I’m sure you can understand that.”
Bella, Scent

“What’s it like — having a werewolf for a best friend?”
“Does it creep you out?”
Jacob, Scent

“No. When the werewolf is being nice,”
“it’s the best.”
Bella, Scent

“Your hair stinks worse than your room.”
Bella, Scent

“One of the many hazards of socializing with vampires,”
It makes you smell bad. A minor hazard, comparatively.”
Jacob, Scent

“Is he your warden, now, too? You know, I saw this story on the news last week about controlling, abusive teenage relationships and —”
Jacob, Scent

“Time for the werewolf to get out!”
Bella, Scent

“Did you two get into a fight?”
Edward, Scent

“Are you trying to distract me? It’s working.”
Edward, Scent

“I was just wondering why you stabbed him. Not that I object.”
Edward, Scent

“I may not be Dartmouth material, but I’m not stupid enough to believe that.”
Bella, Scent

“Dartmouth seems to think that you’re Dartmouth material.”
Edward, Scent

“One year of college wouldn’t kill you. Maybe you’d even like it. Just think about it, Bella. Imagine how excited Charlie and Renée would be. . . .”
Edward, Scent

“Edward. I’m worried about living through graduation, let alone this summer or next fall.”
Bella, Scent

“No one is going to hurt you. You have all the time in the world.”
Edward, Scent

“It gets easier. After a few decades, everyone you know is dead. Problem solved.”
Edward, Scent

“I don’t think Alice took anything. Not your clothes, or your pillow. T
he things that were taken, these were things you’d worn . . . and touched . . . and slept on?”
Edward, Scent

“Jasper is sort of an expert on young vampires.”
Edward, Scent

“Do you ever think that your life might be easier if you weren’t in love with me?”
Edward, Scent

“I was rather under the impression that you’d promised to ask my permission to go to some kind of werewolf soirée tonight.”
Edward, Scent

“Well, I wasn’t going to ask you anyway. I figured you had enough to stress about.”
Bella, Scent

“You don’t have to ask my permission, Bella. I’m not your father — thank heaven for that.
Perhaps you should ask Charlie, though.”
Edward, Scent

“I told you that I was going to be reasonable and trust your judgment. I meant that.
 If you trust the werewolves, then I’m not going to worry about them.”
Edward, Scent

“And Jacob’s right — about one thing, anyway — a pack of werewolves ought to be enough to protect even you for one evening.”
Edward, Scent

“I hope you won’t mind taking a few precautions? Allowing me to drive you to the boundary line, for one.
And then taking a cell phone, so that I’ll know when to pick you up?”
Bella, Scent

“Be honest, how hideous do I look?”
Bella, Scent

“No, no, Bella. Actually . . .”
“You look . . . sexy.”
Edward, Scent

“You are just saying that so that I’ll wear it,”
“But that’s okay. You’re right, it’s smarter.”
Bella, Scent

“You’re silly. I suppose that’s part of your charm. Though, I’ll admit it, this helmet does have its drawbacks.”
Edward, Scent

“You know what this reminds me of?”
“It’s just like when I was a kid and Renée would pass me off to Charlie for the summer. I feel like a seven-year-old.”
Bella, Scent

“He’s being pretty dang pleasant about this; you don’t need to push your luck.”
Bella, Scent

“Bella,”
“you can’t push what you don’t have.”
Jacob, Scent

“I’m so full I’m about to puke, but I think I can force it down. I won’t enjoy it at all, though.”
Jacob, Legends

“What’s the best part? You swallowing an entire cow whole?”
Bella, Legends

“The histories we always thought were legends,”
“The stories of how we came to be. The first is the story of the spirit warriors.”
Jacob, Legends

“So that’s why Sam is all black,”
“Black heart, black fur.”
Quil, Legends

“And your chocolate fur reflects what?”
 “How sweet you are?”
Sam, Legends

“I figured if I played nice, I’d get more time with you.”
Jacob, Legends

“And you didn’t even stay up to watch me swallow a cow.”
“No, I’m glad you liked it. It was . . . nice for me. Having you there.”
Jacob, Legends

“Yeah — it was amazing, Edward. I wish you could have come.
 I can’t even explain it. Jake’s dad told us the old legends and it was like . . . like magic.”
Bella, Legends

“You’ll have to tell me about it. After you’ve slept.”
Edward, Legends

“Besides . . . the more time I spend with you, the more human emotions seem comprehensible to me.
 I’m discovering that I can sympathize with Heathcliff in ways I didn’t think possible before.”
Edward, Legends

“Edward is making me do this. But I did foresee that you would be more difficult if I surprised you.”
Alice, Time

“So you’re — I mean we’re — having a graduation party. It’s no big thing. Nothing to freak out over.
But I saw that you would freak out if I tried to make it a surprise party..— and Edward said I had to tell you. But it’s nothing. Promise.”
Alice, Time

“Okay, Alice. I’ll be there. And I’ll hate every minute of it. Promise.”
Bella, Time

“That’s the spirit! By the way, I love my gift. You shouldn’t have.”
Alice, Time

“How can someone so tiny be so annoying?”
Edward, Time

“Would you please tell me what you are thinking? Before I go mad?”
Edward, Time

“The date took me off guard,”
Bella, Time

“I’m not sure what to do . . . what to tell Charlie . . . what to say . . . how to . . .”
Bella, Time

“Bella. Not one of us had a choice. You’ve seen what it’s done . . . to Rosalie especially.
We’ve all struggled, trying to reconcile ourselves with something we had no control over.
I won’t let it be that way for you. You will have a choice.”
Edward, Time

“You aren’t going through with this because a sword is hanging over your head.
We will take care of the problems, and I will take care of you,”
Edward, Time

“There’s something else you meant to ask,”
“I have lots of practice reading your face. Ask me.”
Edward, Time

“You don’t want me to be a vampire.”
Bella, Time

“Well . . . I was worrying about . . . why you feel that way.”
Bella, Time

“Would you tell me why? The whole truth, not sparing my feelings?”
Bella, Time

“You could do so much better, Bella. I know that you believe I have a soul, but I’m not entirely convinced on that point, and to risk yours . . .”
“For me to allow this — to let you become what I am just so that I’ll never have to lose you — is the most selfish act I can imagine.
 I want it more than anything, for myself. But for you, I want so much more.
Giving in — it feels criminal. It’s the most selfish thing I’ll ever do, even if I live forever."
“If there were any way for me to become human for you — no matter what the price was, I would pay it.”
Edward, Time

“So . . . it’s not that you’re afraid you won’t . . . like me as much when I’m different —
when I’m not soft and warm and I don’t smell the same?
You really do want to keep me, no matter how I turn out?”
Bella, Time

“You were worried I wouldn’t like you?”
“Bella, for a fairly intuitive person, you can be so obtuse!”
Edward, Time

“I don’t think you realize how much easier it will be for me, Bella,”
“when I don’t have to concentrate all the time on not killing you. Certainly, there are things I’ll miss. . .”
Edward, Time

“And the sound of your heart,”
“It’s the most significant sound in my world. I’m so attuned to it now,
 I swear I could pick it out from miles away.
But neither of these things matter. This,”
 “You. That’s what I’m keeping. You’ll always be my Bella, you’ll just be a little more durable.”
Edward, Time

"You don’t want to be my wife.”
Edward, Time

“Okay, fine! I’m sure this will sound like some big joke to you, but really! It’s just so . . . so . . . so embarrassing!”
Bella, Time

“I’m not that girl, Edward. The one who gets married right out of high school like some small-town hick who got knocked up by her boyfriend! Do you know what people would think? Do you realize what century this is? People don’t just get married at eighteen! Not smart people, not responsible, mature people! I wasn’t going to be that girl! That’s not who I am. . . .”
Bella, Time

“It’s not that you were . . . more eager for immortality itself than for just me?”
Edward, Time

“Edward!” , . “And here . . . I always . . . thought that . . . you were . . . so much . . . smarter than me!”
Bella, Time

“there’s no point to forever without you. I wouldn’t want one day without you.”
Bella, Time

“It’s nice to understand, though. And I do understand your perspective, Bella, truly I do. But I’d like it very much if you’d try to consider mine.”
Edward, Time

“You see, Bella, I was always that boy. In my world, I was already a man. I wasn’t looking for love — no, I was far too eager to be a soldier for that; I thought of nothing but the idealized glory of the war that they were selling prospective draftees then — but if I had found . . .” He paused, cocking his head to the side. “I was going to say if I had found someone, but that won’t do. If I had found you, there isn’t a doubt in my mind how I would have proceeded. I was that boy, who would have — as soon as I discovered that you were what I was looking for — gotten down on one knee and endeavored to secure your hand. I would have wanted you for eternity, even when the word didn’t have quite the same connotations.”
Edward, Time

“The thing is, Edward,in my mind, marriage and eternity are not mutually exclusive or mutually inclusive concepts. And since we’re living in my world for the moment, maybe we should go with the times, if you know what I mean.”
Bella, Time

“But on the other hand, you will soon be leaving time behind you altogether.
So why should the transitory customs of one local culture affect the decision so much?”
Edward, Time

“You don’t have to say yes or no today, Bella. It’s good to understand both sides, though, don’t you think?”
Edward, Time

“I hadn’t seen today’s news yet. But I knew it was getting worse. We’re going to have to do something . . . quickly.”
Edward, Time

“You can afford the time to be patient,”
“Bella should understand this, too. She’s one of us now.”
Jasper, Time

“I’m sure you can understand why I haven’t told her that story. But I suppose she needs to hear it now.”
Edward, Time

“Jasper, you have a scar exactly like mine.”
Bella, Time

“I have a lot of scars like yours, Bella.”
Jasper, Time

“Our venom is the only thing that leaves a scar.”
Jasper, Newborn

“I didn’t have quite the same . . . upbringing as my adopted siblings here. My beginning was something else entirely.”
Bella, Newborn

“you must understand that there are places in our world, Bella, where the life span of the never-aging is measured in weeks, and not centuries.”
Jasper, Newborn

“To really understand why, you have to look at the world from a different perspective. You have to imagine the way it looks to the powerful, the greedy . . . the perpetually thirsty."
Jasper, Newborn

“You see, there are places in this world that are more desirable to us than others. Places where we can be less restrained, and still avoid detection."
Jasper, Newborn

"...When you live for the fight, for the blood, the relationships you form are tenuous and easily broken. I walked away without a backward glance."
Jasper, Newborn

“She was there — expecting me, naturally.”
“She hopped down from the high stool at the counter as soon as I walked in and came directly toward me.
Jasper, Newborn

“It shocked me. I was not sure if she meant to attack. That’s the only interpretation of her behavior my past had to offer. But she was smiling. And the emotions that were emanating from her were like nothing I’d ever felt before.
“‘You’ve kept me waiting a long time,’  (Alice from Jasper's Story)
Jasper, Newborn

You held out your hand, and I took it without stopping to make sense of what I was doing. For the first time in almost a century, I felt hope.”
Jasper, Newborn

“I was just relieved. I thought you were never going to show up.”
Alice, Newborn

“Alice has made all the difference,”
“This is a climate I enjoy.”
Jasper, Newborn

“Damn it. Damn Laurent to the deepest pit of hell where he belongs.”
Edward, Newborn

“It’s too even a fight. We’d have the upper hand in skill, but not numbers. We’d win, but at what price?”
Jasper, Newborn

"You can't be serious!"
“You’ve completely lost your mind!”
Bella, Declaration

“Say whatever you like about me,”
 “The party is still on.”
Alice, Declaration

“Oh, calm down, Bella! There’s no reason not to go through with it. Besides, the invitations are already sent.”
Alice, Declaration

“With everything that is going on right now, a party is hardly appropriate.”
Bella, Declaration

“Graduation is what’s going on right now, and a party is so appropriate it’s almost passé.”
Bella, Declaration

 “Do you remember how Jasper described the young ones? You’d be no good in a fight. You wouldn’t be able to control your instincts, and that would make you an easy target. And then Edward would get hurt trying to protect you.”
Alice, Declaration

“I know you think that I have some kind of perfect, unyielding self-control, but that’s not actually the case.”
Edward, Declaration

 “Human blood makes us the strongest, though only fractionally. Jasper’s been thinking about cheating — adverse as he is to the idea, he’s nothing if not practical — but he won’t suggest it. He knows what Carlisle will say.”
Edward, Declaration

“It doesn’t matter. We aren’t going to change who we are.”
Edward, Declaration

 “Yes. Do me a favor and challenge him to an arm-wrestling match. It would be a good experience for him.”
Edward, Declaration

"You’re not listening to Jacob, are you?”
Bella, Declaration

“It’s not easy to ignore someone when he’s shouting.”
Edward, Declaration

“I’m absolutely certain he’ll mention it himself,”
Edward, Declaration

“Sam’s being difficult. He doesn’t trust your bloodsuckers. I’ve been running double shifts for two weeks and nobody’s touched me yet, but he still doesn’t buy it. So I’m on my own for now.”
Jacob, Declaration

“Hey, it’s the least I can do — I offered eternal servitude, remember. I’m your slave for life.”
Jacob, Declaration

“I don’t want a slave!”
Bella, Declaration

“I want my friend Jacob — and I don’t want him half-dead, hurting himself in some misguided attempt —”
Bella, Declaration

 “Look at it this way — I’m hoping I can track down a vampire I’m allowed to kill, okay?”
Jacob, Declaration

"Consider yourself invited. It’s supposedly my party, so I should be able to ask who I want.”
Bella, Declaration

 “I want to tell you something. And you already know it . . . but I think I should say it out loud anyway. Just so there’s never any confusion on the subject.”
Jacob, Declaration

“Bella, I love you. And I want you to pick me instead of him. I know you don’t feel that way, but I need the truth out there so that you know your options. I wouldn’t want a miscommunication to stand in our way.”
Jacob, Declaration

“No, wait. I know that, Bella. But, look, answer me this, all right? Do you want me to go away and never see you again? Be honest.”
Jacob, Declaration

“But I don’t want you around for the same reason that you want me around,”
Bella, Declaration

“Tell me exactly why you want me around, then.”
Jacob, Declaration

“I miss you when you’re not there. When you’re happy,”
“it makes me happy. But I could say the same thing about Charlie, Jacob. You’re family. I love you, but I’m not in love with you.”
Bella, Declaration

“You’re a glutton for punishment,”
Bella, Wager

“Do you think you could behave yourself a little better, at least?”
Bella, Wager


“No, I don’t. You decide, Bella. You can have me the way I am — bad behavior included — or not at all.”
Jacob, Wager

“I forgive you. Just try not to get too mad at me. Because I recently decided that I’m not giving up. There really is something irresistible about a lost cause.”
Jacob, Wager

 “I love him, Jacob. He’s my whole life.”
Bella, Wager

“Not the same way, I know. But he’s not your whole life, either. Not anymore. Maybe he was once, but he left. And now he’s just going to have to deal with the consequence of that choice — me.”
Jacob, Wager

“Until your heart stops beating, Bella,”
“I’ll be here — fighting. Don’t forget that you have options.”
Jacob, Wager

“I don’t want options,”
And my heartbeats are numbered, Jacob. The time is almost gone.”
Bella, Wager

 “All the more reason to fight — fight harder now, while I can,”
Jacob, Wager

“Bella, you broke your hand. Now stop dancing around and let me look at it.”
Jacob, Wager

“Do! I can’t wait to see what Edward does to you! I hope he snaps your neck, you pushy, obnoxious, moronic DOG!”
Bella, Wager

“Are you kidding? If you hadn’t started screaming, I might not have figured out that you were trying to punch me. I may not be made out of stone, but I’m not that soft.”
Jacob, Wager

“I hate you, Jacob Black.”
Bella, Wager

“That’s good. Hate is a passionate emotion.”
Bella, Wager

“I’ll give you passionate,”
“Murder, the ultimate crime of passion.”
Bella, Wager

“You’re just mad. I don’t have any experience with this kind of thing, but I thought it was pretty incredible myself.”
Jacob, Wager

“You’re going to think about it tonight. When he thinks you’re asleep, you’ll be thinking about your options.”
Jacob, Wager

“If I think about you tonight, it will be because I’m having a nightmare.”
Bella, Wager

 “You wouldn’t have to change anything for me. You know Charlie would be happy if you picked me. I could protect you just as well as y