Chapter Number: 39
Chapter Name: The Happily Ever After
Page Numbers: 742-744
Date of Chapter: January 1st, 2007
Summary: In this final chapter of Breaking Dawn, Edward is recalling the ‘fight’ to Huilen and Nahuel, the two remaining guests at the Cullen House. One by one each vampire coven departs to their own individual home. Although everyone knows the Volturi will one day appear again for a conflict, majority of them are all relieved that no action took place. Edward has a feeling that the Volturi will after individuals instead of covens if they retaliate.
Edward explains that there were two major reasons why the Volturi were unsuccessful. The first reason is due to Bella’s newfound power of shielding. The second reason is the unexpected support of the shape shifting packs. Although she is declared a superhero by many, Bella still feels uncomfortable for being the spotlight. She also notices that she is being closely watched by Nahuel while Edward speaking to him. In the meantime, Alice appears and Bella scolds her for acting as if she had abandoned everyone while she and Jasper disappeared. Alice explains that she had to be convincing to throw off the Volturi and make sure they believed that the Cullens had no advantages against them.
Near the end of the chapter, Edward, Bella, and Renesmee return to their home. Jacob also returns to his house. While Edward, Bella, and Renesmee go home, Edward explains to Bella about Nahule’s inner conflict of accepting himself. Bella at first mistakes Nahule’s attention for him being interested in her daughter, but Edward informs her that Nahuel is astonished that the three of them can live peacefully and wished that his family turned out happily as theirs did.
The chapter and thus the saga ends with Bella telling Edward that he is a good person and proves it to him by allowing him to re-experience their favorite moments together, a skill that she has been secretly working on with Zafrina.
Characters Involved: Bella Cullen, Edward Cullen, Carlisle Cullen, Jacob Black, Emmett Cullen, Siobhan, Alice Cullen, and Jasper Cullen.
Characters Mentioned: Renesmee Cullen, Vladmir, Stefan, Benjamin, Tia, Amun, Kebi, Peter, Charlotte, Kachiri, Senna, Maggie, Liam, Alistair, Garrett, Tanya, Kate, Eleazar, Carmen, Huilen, Nahuel, Aro, Caius, Jane, Alec, J. Jenks, Joham, Irina, and James.
Places Visited: Cullen Residence and Edward and Bella’s house
“Of course, this isn’t over. The Volturi won’t forgive what happened here.” – Siobhan to Carlisle, pg. 743
“When will you ever see yourself clearly?” – Edward to Bella, pg. 744
“But there we stood, ready, waiting, outnumbering them, with gifts of our own while their gifts were rendered useless by Bella.” –Edward recapping the battle, pg. 745.
“So forgive me, and try to be satisfied with being the superhero of the day.” –Alice to Bella, pg. 747.
“And then he saw the three of us-and realized for the first time that just because he is half immortal, it doesn’t mean he is inherently evil. He looks at me and sees…what his father should have been.” –Edward explaining to Bella about Nahuel’s fascination with their family, pg. 751.
“I heard you,” he breathed. –Edward “hearing” Bella’s thoughts, pg. 753.
“Forever and forever and forever” –Edward to Bella, pg. 754.
Important information learned:
There’s a high probability that the Volturi might come back again.
The Volturi haven’t fought a fair fight in 2500 years.
Caius is terrified of werewolves and almost lost a fight to one a few thousand years ago.
There are a very few werewolves out there because Caius hunted most of them down after his fight with one.
Nahuel has finally forgiven himself and doesn’t think he is evil.
Bella is going to take over the Cullen’s working relationship with J. Jenks.
Bella has worked with Zafrina to channel her thoughts and work against her shield to let Edward read her.
Prepared by: Cullengirl