Chapter Number: 8
Chapter Name: Temper
Page Numbers: 172-195
Date of Chapter: June 1, 2006
Bella and Jacob head to the beach to hang out. Bella jokingly asks about the latest pack scandal only to find out there is one. Quil imprinted bringing the total of wolves who have done so up to three. Jacob is worried that all the legends may be true. Bella sees no problem with Quill imprinting until Jacob tells her that Quil imprinted on Emily’s cousin, Claire, who happens to be two years old. Bella is shocked and Jacob explains that Quil will take care of her and look after her until she is old enough to understand. After hearing the story Bella asks Jacob when he will imprint and he answers with a resounding “Never.” Jacob confesses that he will never see anyone but Bella – even when he closes his eyes, all he sees is her. Even the pack is sick of it. Bella starts to feel uncomfortable and suggests leaving. Jacob protests promising to be “her Jacob” from now on.
They return to the house to and get he motorcycles to ride. After spending the afternoon riding they head to the garage to clean the bikes. Bella realizes she hasn’t been there since Edward returned. Jacob recalls the last time Bella was there, which was Valentine’s Day. Jacob asks Bella if she was serious about her change being none of his business. Jacob becomes angry and brings up the Cullens breaking the treaty. Bella then tells Jacob he already broe it by telling her about the vampires. Jacob tries to make Bella understand that she won’t be Bella anymore once she is changed. Bella then tells him that it is only a matter of weeks before she changes. Enraged, Jacob tells Bella it would be better if she were dead.
Bella, angry and hurt, takes off on her motorcycle and goes back to the Cullens. She sleeps on Edward’s couch that night only to wake up in the bed with Edward next to her. Both she and Edward forget to be angry with each other. Edward blurs the boundaries and Bella starts to see the benefits of the bed. But all too quickly, Edward reminds her just how dangerous it is to be with him. Edward apologizes for trying to keep Bella hostage and decides that she can go to La Push. Bella then tells him what happened with Jacob. Edward says he feels like he could kill him. Bella then asks Edward about the Denali clan and which one liked him. She gets jealous of someone else showing interest in Edward. He thinks it is cute and hums her to sleep.
Places Visited: La Push, Cullen house
“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 explaining imprinting pg 176
“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 pg 186
Important Information learned:
Imprinting happens more then the tribe had expected.
Jacob is angry that Bella will be changed so soon.
Bella and Edward resolve their issues over her going to La Push.
Chapter Prepared By: Be My Escape