Chapter Twenty-Three – The Angel

Chapter Number: Twenty-Three

Chapter Name: The Angel

Pages Numbers: 452-457 (Hardcover)

Date of Chapter:  March 16, 2005

Summary: Bella is in a semi-conscious state from James’ attack. Suddenly, she is aware of a voice of an “angel” calling her. The “angel” is Edward. Soon she realizes, although she is barely conscious, that Edward, Alice, and Carlisle are all in the room.

Carlisle begins treating her numerous wounds when suddenly they realize that James bit her. Unless they suck out the venom Bella will be turned into a vmpire. Carlisle can’t suck out the venom and treat Bella’s wounds at the same time so it falls to Edward to do it. At first he is afraid he’ll be unable to control himself, but with a final resolve he is successfully able to do it.

Before Bella finally passes out, she tells Alice about the video where James tells of his history with Alice. Bella finally loses consciousness in Edward’s arms as he carries her outside.

Characters involved: Bella Swan, Alice CullenCarlisle Cullen, Edward Cullen, James

Characters Mentioned: Renee Dwyer
Places visited: The ballet studio near Bella’s house in Phoenix.

Memorable Quotes:
"He bit her."
~ Carlisle announcing that James bit Bella.

"Edward, you have to do it."
~ Alice suggesting that Edward turn Bella into a vampire.

"Is the fire gone?"
~ Edward to Bella after he has sucked the venom from her body.

Important Information Learned:
Edward was able to suck the venom out of Bella and not drink her blood uncontrollably.

Bella’s injuries include a broken leg, broken ribs, concussion, cuts to her head, and a bite wound to her hand from James.

If vampires hold their breath around blood it helps them to fight the urge to drink.