Chapter Number: 14
Chapter Name: You Know Things Are Bad When You Feel Guilty For Being Rude to Vampires
Page Numbers: 268-285
Date of Chapter: September 8
Summary: The chapter begins with Jacob returning to the Cullen home finding a stack of clothing left for him. He dons the new “second-hand” clothes and walks inside the Cullen’s home. Upon his entrance he immediately sees a transformation. The living room was now back to normal. He sees Bella still in bed with tubes in her, but she’s looking much better. She smiles at him with a bright smile that irks him. He wishes she’d be more indifferent to his presence rather than acting like he’s her favorite person. Jacob tells Edward that the wolves only want to chat and no attack was on the horizon.
Soon after Jacob’s arrival, Rosalie walks in an insults Jacob’s ill-fitting clothes. He then shoots a barb right back after her.
Edward follows Jacob outside and tells him that Esme is “troubled by the hardships” Jacob’s pack is under. Edward reassures Jacob that he and his pack have a place with them, and that they are not homeless. On their way back into the house, Bella’s in pain from another broken rib. Rosalie carries Bella upstairs for an X-ray. While Rosalie, Edward, Carlisle, and Bella are upstairs, Jacob is downstairs with Alice. They chit-chat and Alice confides to him that Bella’s fetus gives her a headache, and that Jacob helps the headache go away. His presence gives her peace. Alice remarks that Jacob and the fetus have much in common, thereby infuriating Jacob. Jacob falls asleep with Alice next to him. Jacob awakens with the stench of vampires in his nostrils.
Rosalie insults his snoring. He looks around and notices that the IV is gone from Bella and she looks much better. He also notices that Seth is there eating breakfast with his arm curled around Bella. Seth was only keeping Bella warm, but Jacob grew jealous anyway. Jacob nags at Seth for eating while Leah is out, even though they both know she wouldn’t touch the food.
Jacob decides to go hunting with Leah, and as he was leaving, Carlisle pulled him aside to discuss the vampires’ hunting needs. Jacob suggests the Cullens hunt together, but Carlisle scoffs at leaving Bella behind. Jacob assures him he and his pack would protect her. Carlisle tells Jacob that he can’t fight against his brothers. Carlisle reassures him he meant no disrespect. He was only stating that it would be hard for Jacob’s conscience.
Before Jacob could leave, he, Carlisle, Alice, and Edward discuss their hunting options. Seth tells Jacob he will be back on watch as soon as he is finished eating, and asks Bella if she needs him to keep her warm. Jacob snaps at Seth saying “[Bella’s] got blankets.”
The chapter finishes with a conversation between Jacob and Esme. Her kindness is touching. He thinks to himself that her expression reminds him of his mom. Esme gives him a plate of food to give to Leah. Jacob thinks about getting rid of it, and then remembers that Edward can read his mind. Jacob telepathically tells Edward not to say anything to Esme about what the thought because he didn’t want to hurt or offend her. She also gives him some clothes for Leah. He hurriedly ducks out of the door before he felt further obligated or guilty.
Characters Involved: Jacob Black, Leah Clearwater, Seth Clearwater, Carlisle Cullen, Rosalie Cullen, Esme Cullen, Edward Cullen, and Bella Cullen.
Characters Mentioned: Sam Uley, Paul, Emmett Cullen, and Alice Cullen
Place Visited: the forest adjacent or surrounding the Cullen’s home and the Cullen Home
“. . . there was no question she was in love with her vampire past the boundaries of sanity.” ~ Jacob about Bella (270)
“Where’s the flood, mutt” ~ Rosalie to Jacob (271)
“You know how to drown a blonde, Rosalie? Glue a mirror to the bottom of a pool.” ~ Jacob to Rosalie: (271)
“Vampires get headaches?” ~ Jacob to Alice (276)
“Not the normal ones.” ~ Alice to Jacob (276)
“About time. The chainsaw impersonation was getting a little tired.” ~ Rosalie to Jacob (278)
“What are we, chopped liver?” ~ Jacob to Carlisle (282)
“This was the problem with hanging out with vampires – you got used to them. They started messing up the way saw the world. They started feeling like friends.” ~ Jacob (284)
Important Information Learned:
The vampires feel responsible for Jacob’s pack.
Bella seems to be improving.
Alice and Jacob form a friendship. His presence comforts her headache caused by the fetus.
Rosalie and Jacob act like brother and sister – ribbing each other.
Carlisle asks Jacob for his opinion on hunting. This shows his respect for Jacob.
Jacob feels territorial over Bella (Seth’s arm). This could be foreshadowing.
Esme tries to mother Jacob, Seth, and Leah.
Chapter Prepared By: Goodnight Elizabeth