Chapter Ninteen – Goodbyes

Chapter Number: Nineteen

Chapter Name: Goodbyes

Page Numbers: 390 – 404 (Hardcover)

Date of Chapter: Sunday March13th , 2005

Summary: Edward, Emmett, and Alice take Bella home. While Alice and Emmett stand guard outside, Edward goes in Bella’s window. Bella enters the house screaming staging a mock break up with Edward. She flies upstairs and slams her door shut. While she continues to scream through the door to Charlie how she hates Forks and is leaving to go home to Phoenix, she and Edward pack in record time. Edward hops out the window and Bella opens the door to find a hurt and perplexed Charlie. To catch Charlie off guard so he won’t stop her leaving, Bella uses the same words and tone Renee used when she moved out years before, "Just let me go, Charlie. It didn’t work out, okay? I really hate Forks!"

Bella runs to her truck and she along with Edward and Emmett drive to the Cullen house. Alice follows behind in the Jeep and Edward senses that JAmes heard the entire staged fight Bella had with Charlie and that he is following them at a distance.

When they get to the house, Esme seals them inside with big metal shutters that enclose the windows. Laurent is there and has filled in some details. James was actually the leader of the coven not he. Laurent further describes James as the deadliest and most clever vampire he has ever met in his 300 years. He lives for the hunt and the thrill of catching his prey. He states that he will not fight for either James or the Cullens, but will avoid the situation and go to check things out in Denali.

A plan is hatched where Carlisle, Edward, and Emmett will hunt James on foot. Given his history they quickly realize that killing him is their only option. Edward suggests that Rosalie and Bella change clothes to disguise her scent. Rosalie refuses so Esme and Bella switch clothes. The plan is for Esme and Rosalie to lead Victoria away in Bella’s truck hoping that Victoria mistakes Bella’s scent on the clothes that Esme is wearing for actually Bella herself. Lastly, alice and Jasper will take Bella in the Mercedes with the dark tinted windows to Phoenix. Once James and Victoria are handled the plan is for everyone to meet up. They all distribute cell phones so they can stay in touch with each other.

As Bella, Alice and Jasper leave, Jasper tells Bella that he can feel what she is feeling and tells her that despite her doubts, she is worth it.

Characters involved:  Bella Swan, Edward Cullen, Carlisle Cullen, Esme Cullen, Alice Cullen, Emmett Cullen, Jasper Hale, Rosalie Hale, Laurent, James, Victoria, Charlie Swan.

Characters Mentioned: 
Renee Dwyer, Phil Dwyer, the Denali Clan (Carmen, Eleazar, Irina, Kate, Tanya).

Places visited:
The Swan Home, The Cullen Home, The road between the Swan and Cullen Home.

Memorable quotes:
"I broke up with him…I do like him, that’s the problem. I can’t do this anymore! I can’t put down anymore roots here! I don’t want to end up trapped in this stupid, boring town, like Mom! I’m not going to make the same dumb mistake she did. I hate it—I can’t stay here another minute!" 
~ Bella’s diatribe to convince Charlie that she hates Forks.

"I can fell what you are feeling now—and you are worth it."
"I’m not. If anything happens to them, it will be for nothing."
"You’re wrong." 
~Exchange between Jasper and Bella after everyone else leaves.

Important Information Learned:
Laurent has been a vampire for over three centuries and refers to James as the deadliest and cleverest vampire he has ever met.

The only way to kill a vampire for sure is to tear him apart and then to burn the pieces.

Rosalie, even in the midst of a crisis, is blindsided by her dislike for Bella.

The Cullen family, except for Rosalie, are very willing to put their lives on the line for Bella.

Renee hurt Charlie enough that he believe’s Bella’s flimsy excuse.

Renee and Phil will be returning to Phoenix unless Phil gets a contract soon.

Alice is the only one who thinks to ask permission before picking Bella up and carrying her.