Chapter Nineteen – Race

Chapter Number: 19

Chapter Name: Race

Page Numbers: 424 – 442

Date of Chapter:  March 19, 2006


While on the flight to Italy, Alice calls Jasper to tell him what they doing and explains that the visions in her mind keep changing.  She then explains to Bella that Edward has to see Bella in order to believe she is still alive.  Just hearing the thought from Alice’s mind won’t be enough.  She also explains who the Volturi are and how serious the situation with Edward is. 

Later on in the flight Alice see a vision of the Volturi asking Edward to join them.  The conversation then turns to the many visions she has had of Bella as a vampire.  Bella begs Alice to change her right now so she will be able to help Edward, but Alice points out that it takes days for the venom to do its work and that she may not be strong enough to resist killing Bella were she to taste her blood. 

Alice then explains that Edward plans to walk out into the sunlight where everyone can see him.  That would get the Volturi’s attention enough to sentence him to death.  Bella and Alice have to reach the center of town before Edward steps out into the sunlight.

Showing off one of her many illegal skills, Alice steals a Porsche and drives to the center of the city. The place is crowded with people for the St. Marcus Day celebrations.  Alice tells Bella that she will get her as close as possible, but that she will have to make some of the distance on her own.

Characters Involved: Bella Swan, Alice Cullen

Character Mentioned:  Edward Cullen, Jasper Hale, Carlisle Cullen, Charlie Swan, Rosalie Hale, Emmett Cullen, Aro, Marcus, Ciaus, James, Laurent

Places Visited: Volterra

Memorable Quotes:

“I’m debating whether to just change you myself.” ~ Alice to Bella

“How strongly are you opposed to grand theft auto?” ~ Alice to Bella

Important Information learned:

The Volturi are the ruling family of vampires.

The only rule every vampire must keep is the secret of their existence.

Edward plans to step into the sunlight so that the Volturi will condemn him to death for not keeping the secret.

Alice sees the Volturi asking Edward to join them.

Alice still sees Bella becoming a vampire.