Chapter Number: 30
Chapter Name: Irresistible
Page Numbers: 572-593
Date of Chapter: Dec. 16, 2006
Summary: Everyone in the household is stressed with the tasks to come and deals with it in his/her own way. Bella worries about all her unanswered questions; Jacob stays in wolf form to be ready for battle. Bella discovers how Edward deals with the stress – when she tries to ask him questions, he kisses her desperately and this leads to an intense night of passion.
In the morning, Bella proposes to Edward that she learn how to fight, and Edward is reluctant but resigned. They discuss the methods the Volturi use in a fight, focusing on Alec and Jane and the intricacies of their gifts. Bella is eager to be of some help on the battlefield, which upsets Edward greatly. Bella plans further ahead and Edward states that he wants to be the one to destroy Demetri for Alice’s sake. Jacob joins the family walking to the main Cullen house and they get ready for the first of their vampire visitors, so the Cullens can gather their friends to support them against the Volturi claim. Renesmee is worried that the situation is all her fault but as they try to comfort her, the car arrives.
Edward meets the Denali clan at the door and cautions them to keep an open mind about what they will show them. Edward gets the guests to listen and smell before Bella brings out Renesmee. The guests are frightened and startled beyond words. Edward explains that Nessie is half-human and he is her biological father, not her creator. Eleazar is skeptical, but Carmen is persuaded enough by Edward’s assurances that she is the first to interact with Renesmee. The little girl asks if she can show Carmen her story and she touches the female vampire’s cheek and communicates mentally. Edward sees the “talk” and tells Jacob and Bella what Nessie is showing her. After the exchange, Carmen believes Edward completely and encourages her partner to experience the same. The former Volturi member and the rest of his clan hear the story and are convinced it is true.
They are horrified to learn that it is because of their family member Irina that the Cullens are in danger from the Volturi. They debate what reasons, other than punishment, the Volturi have for persecuting the Cullens, and whether or not those who stand alongside the Cullens are doomed to die. Edward reassures them that they are only meant to be witnesses and Carmen declares that they can stay and watch her grow and testify to that fact. Tanya is willing to go further and fight for the Cullens against the Volturi threat. Kate agrees with Tanya and Carmen joins in as well. The chapter ends with Carmen cuddling Renesmee and Bella wondering if success is possible with her daughter attracting such devoted followers, but Alice’s absence makes it unlikely.
Characters Involved: Jacob Black, Bella Cullen, Edward Cullen, Renesmee Cullen, Tanya, Kate, Eleazar, Carmen
Character Mentioned: J. Jenks, Alice, Alec, Jane, Aro, Felix, Emmett, Demetri, Rosalie, Jasper, Carlisle, Irina, Caius, Marcus, “the wives”,
Places Visited: Bella and Edward’s cottage home, the main Cullen house
I’d been planning on needing years just to somewhat organize the overwhelming passion I felt for him physically. And then centuries after that to enjoy it. If we had only a month left together … Well, I didn’t see how I could stand to have this end. For the moment I couldn’t help but be selfish. All I wanted was to love him as much as possible in the limited time given to me. ~ Bella, page 573
I was a tiny bit special, in my own way – if having a supernaturally thick skull could really be considered special. ~ Bella, page 575
“In a way, he [Alec] is the antidote to Jane. She makes you feel the worst pain imaginable. Alec, on the other hand, makes you feel nothing. Absolutely nothing. Somethimes, when the Volturi are feeling kind, they have Alec anesthetize someone before he is executed.” ~ Edward, page 575
“Physical relations between vampires and humans are not common,” Edward answered, a bit of dark humor in his tone now. “Human survivors of such trysts are even less common. Wouldn’t you agree, cousins?” ~ Edward to Tanya and Kate (page 587)
“I’m not dangerous at all. I never hurt Grandpa or Sue or Billy. I love humans. And wolf-people like my Jacob”. ~ Renesmee to the Denali Clan (page 592)
Important Information learned:
Eleazar used to be with the Volturi
Eleazar can sense the special gifts of other vampires.
Kate and Tanya have had “trysts” with humans that have not survived.
Aro hears the mind of only one person at a time, whereas Edward can hear many at one time.
Alec’s power to is make someone feel absolutely nothing.
Chapter Prepared By: LadyDi