Chapter Number: 10
Chapter Name: Why Didn’t I Just Walk Away? Oh Right, Because I’m an Idiot.
Page Numbers: 185-205
Date of Chapter: Sept. 7, 2006
Jacob and Edward head back inside the Cullen House. Edward asks everyone in his family to leave so Jacob can talk to Bella alone. Rosalie is reluctant but Bella insists she’ll be fine. Jacob tries to talk Bella into saving herself by aborting the pregnancy. He pleads for his sake, and even, to his dislike, begs for Edward’s sake. Bella reveals that she thinks the child is a boy and she won’t hurt him. She plans on keeping her heart beating just long enough for the child to survive and for her to become a vampire. Jacob hints at Edward’s plan that Bella could have a child with Jacob if she would just abort this pregnancy to save her life. Bella is shocked that Edward is that desperate for her life and Jacob, though he didn’t like the plan, is again hurt by Bella’s rejection. He leaves thinking that he has to cut Bella out of his life cold turkey.
He phases and runs back to the pack, who are relieved that he is alive. They hear in his thoughts what happened at the Cullen’s house. They are all shocked and abhorred. They meet in the forest outside of La Push and Sam decides that they should take care of the threat Bella’s unborn child poses. As he plans the surprise attack, Seth and Jacob are unwilling to fight against the Cullens. Sam commands them as Alpha that they will fight.
Characters Involved: Jacob Black, Edward Cullen, Rosalie Hale, Bella Swan Cullen, Carlisle Cullen, Esme Cullen, Emmett Cullen, Rosalie Hale, Jasper Hale, Alice Cullen, Sam Uley, Paul, Jared, Embry, Leah, Quil, Seth, Brady, Collin,
Character Mentioned: Charlie Swan, Billy Black, Rachel
Places Visited: Carlisle Cullen’s house, a clearing in the forest 10 miles out of La Push
“I was the finished-second-place werewolf about to ask the vampire’s wife to shack up and procreate. Nice.” Jacob Black’s thought
“I’m not going to lie, Bells. You’re hideous…Thing-from-the-swamp scary.” Jacob to Bella
“What was the point of me loving you? What was the point of you loving him? When you die…” Jacob to Bella
“You’re not planning on surviving this human…Emergency vampirization.” Jacob to Bella
“I’m not going to hang around and watch you die, Bella.” Jacob to Bella as he leaves
“Unnatural. Monstrous. An abomination…The treaty does not cover this. This puts everyone in danger.” The Pack’s thoughts
“…killing Bella felt like killing me, like suicide.” Jacob Black’s thought
“No member of the pack could refuse the Alpha.” Jacob Black’s thought
Important Information learned:
Edward is willing to let Jacob and Bella have a child if Bella will abort this pregnancy to save her life.
Sam and the pack are planning a surprise attack on the Cullens to kill Bella’s unborn baby, which they feel poses an unknown threat to their families.
Seth and Jacob are against hurting the Cullens.
Chapter prepared by: love2dream