Chapter Number: 7
Chapter Name: Unhappy Ending
Page Numbers: 152-171
Date of Chapter: May 31, 2006
Rosalie asks to speak with Bella so she can tell her why she wants her to remain human. Bella is surprised by this but welcomes Rosalie to talk with her. Rosalie begins her story by saying it was a simpler time because she was beautiful and everyone watched her and that was all she needed. Rosalie is candid about her vanity. Rosalie continues the story telling how she met Royce King the 2nd. All she ever wanted was to live comfortably and raise a child. Royce always wanted to be out with Rosalie because he enjoyed they way people looked at them. Bella takes in what Rosalie is saying with some shock. Bella wonders if the reason Rosalie has so much more bitterness than the others is because she was so close to having what she wanted.
Rosalie continues the story and Bella can sense that the unpleasant ending is nearing. Rosalie recaps the evening of her death. She remembers everything about that night, the coldness of the weather and her worries about having to move the wedding indoors. Rosalie had been leaving Vera’s house to head home when she ran into Royce. Royce was drunk and with several of his friends. Together, they assaulted Rosalie and left her for dead in the street when Carlisle found her. He worked on her trying to save her but couldn’t. Rosalie remembers she felt like she was flying and the searing pain. She explains how she heard Edward express how upset he was that Rosalie had been changed. After her transformation, Rosalie chose to stay with the Cullens because she did not want to be alone.
Rosalie then says she has never tasted human blood. She says that her record is almost as good as Carlisle’s. Rosalie tells Bella of her revenge, how she killed each of the men who had harmed her. She also tells Bella how she found Emmett and that she had to save him because he reminded her of the little child she never had.
She changes the topic to explain to Bella why she has treated her so unfairly. At first it had to do with Edward wanting Bella, because he never showed any interest in Rosalie. Rosalie then goes on to say that the reason she has trouble with Bella now is because she has the choice to remain human and have all the things Rosalie was denied. She asks Bella to think about the choice and what it means to her future.
After the conversation Bella feels better about her relationship with Rosalie and she manages to sleep a little. The next day, on her way to school, Bella is grumpy with Alice, who is trying to plan something for the evening. Bella approaches the school and is greeted by Mike who asks her to hang out that night. Their conversation is interrupted by a loud roaring sound. Bella looks up to see Jacob on his motorcycle. Bella makes a run for Jacob and sees Alice in the distance snarling.
Places Visited: Cullen House, School
“I was overly theatrical. It was kind of childish, really. I wore a wedding dress I had stolen for the occasion. He screamed when he saw me. He screamed a lot that night” ~ Rosalie pg 163
“What were you thinking, Carlisle?” Edward said, “Rosalie Hale!” ~ Rosalie describing Edward’s reaction. pg 161
Important Information learned:
Rosalie was jealous of the fact that Edward paid attention to a simple human and never her.
Rosalie wanted children.
Rosalie doesn’t want Bella to become a vampire because she believes a human life provides for more opportunities.
Rosalie carried Emmett back to Carlisle and asked him to change him.
Rosalie was raped and left for dead.
Chapter Prepared By: Be My Escape