Chapter Number: 11
Chapter Name: The Two Things at the Very Top of My Things-I-Never-Want-To-Do List
Page Numbers: 206-223
Date of Chapter: Sept. 7, 2006
The chapter begins with Jacob lying on his belly on the ground. Sam has ordered him to lead Embry and Quil in a battle against Jasper and Emmett. Jacob is fighting Sam’s Alpha ruling while Embry and Quil urge him to get up and take the lead. While struggling against Sam’s orders, Jacob realized he has a choice after all; he can stand against Sam’s orders. This is the thought Jacob never wanted to have. Jacob realizes with relief and joy that he was the born leader. Jacob assures Sam he doesn’t want to be the pack leader. Jacob tells Sam, he “will stand between [him] and the Cullens.” With that, Jacob leaves the pack.
Jacob takes off running while the wolf pack howls behind him. Seth soon joins Jacob, even though Jacob asks him to return home, and they take off to warn the Cullens that Sam and the pack are on their way to kill Bella and her “abomination.” Seth and Jacob realize they can only hear each other now.
They reach the Cullens. Edward, Emmett, and Jasper are on the front porch. Jacob “tells” Edward what is happening. Seth runs the perimeter. Emmett, meanwhile, calls Carlisle and Esme and urges them to return home.
While pacing outside the Cullen’s home, Jacob peaks into the windows and sees Bella lying in a hospital bed with an IV dripping a thick white fluid in her arm. Jacob ran away from the sight back into the forest.
Characters Involved: Jacob Black, Sam Uley, Quil Ateara, Embry Call, Seth Clearwater, Edward Cullen, Emmett Cullen, Jasper Cullen, Alice Cullen, Carlisle Cullen, and Rosalie Cullen.
Characters Mentioned: Bella Swan Cullen, Esme Cullen, Leah Clearwater, Collin, Brady, Paul, and Jared
Place Visited: the forest adjacent or surrounding the Cullen’s home and the Cullen Home
“I won’t follow you, Sam. Not for something so wrong.” Jacob to Sam both in wolf form
“Ephraim Black’s son was not born to follow Levi Uley’s” Jacob to Sam both in wolf form
“Do you belong to a coven now, Jacob?” Sam to Jacob both in wolf form
“Maybe we should be thinking something like, ‘We come in peace.’” Seth to Jacob both in wolf form
“Nice to have toddlers guarding the fort.” Emmett
Important Information Learned:
Jacob feels joy being his own Alpha.
Sam feels threatened by Jacob.
Jacob realizes Carlisle would rather die than hurt anyone.
Jacob realizes the Cullens aren’t his enemy.
Seth chooses Jacob over his sister and Sam’s pack.
Separate packs cannot communicate telepathically.
Jacob remarks that it looks like Rosalie and Bella have formed their own pack.
Jacob sees that Bella has grown worse.
Chapter Prepared By: Goodnight Elizabeth