Chapter Six – Switzerland

Chapter Number: 6

Chapter Name: Switzerland

Page Numbers: 131-151

Date of Chapter: May 25, 2006

Bella leaves La Push feeling it was right to visit Jacob.  Suddenly, a silver Volvo appears in her rearview mirror.  Bella avoids making eye contact with Edward and heads to Angela’s house.  Edward drives by Bella and doesn’t stop to talk to her.  Bella helps Angela address her graduation invitations, and Angela can sense something is wrong.  When she asks, Bella explains that Edward thinks Jacob is dangerous and doesn’t like Bella being around Jacob.  Angela thinks Edward is just jealous.  The conversation turns to the girls preparing for college.  Angela is sad that Bella will most likely be in Alaska, and Bella feels a wave of sadness knowing she won’t be able to keep in touch. 

Bella returns home trying to avoid going to her room.  Finally, she heads to her room knowing Edward will be there.  He is waiting by the open window glaring at her.  Bella tries to make light of the situation, but Edward is furious.  He tells Bella he almost crossed the treaty line to look for her.  Bella questions Edward about being jealous and he insists the anger is only over Bella’s safety.  Edward tells Bella she can not go back to La Push.  After the argument, Bella claims to be Switzerland.  She refuses to get caught up in the battle between mythical creatures. 

Edward has to make up the hunting trip and plans to leave again on Friday.  Bella realizes this as an opportunity to visit with Jacob and calls to tell him.  When leaving work on Thursday night Bella is picked up by Alice.  At first Bella is not suspicious but then realizes Alice is kidnapping her until Edward returns.  Edward rewarded Alice for watching Bella by giving her the canary yellow Porsche from Italy.  Enraged, Bella calls Jacob to tell him she can’t come on Saturday, and he is very upset.  He becomes angry once Bella informs him she is being held hostage even though she knows it is for her own safety.  Jacob instantly wants to rescue her.  Bella tells Jacob good night and calls to leave Edward a message.  Alice shows Bella to Edward’s room where, to Bella’s surprise, a large bed sits.  Bella refuses to sleep on it and instead sleeps on the couch.  Rosalie asks Bella to speak with her.  

Characters Involved: Jacob Black, Bella Swan, Edward Cullen, Alice Cullen, Charlie Swan, Angela Webber, Ben Cheney, Rosalie Hale

Character Mentioned: Jasper Hale, Emmett Cullen, Esme Cullen

Places Visited: Angela’s House, Cullen House, Swan house

Memorable Quotes:

“Edward’s only human, Bella.  He is going to act like any other boy.”  Angela pg 136

“I am a neutral country.  I am Switzerland.  I refuse to be affected by territorial disputes between mythical creatures.” Bella pg 143

“You are in trouble. Enormous trouble.  Angry grizzly bears are going to look tame next to what is waiting for you at home.”  Bella pg 149

Important information learned:

Edward will not allow Bella to see Jacob.

Alice keeps Bella hostage at Edward’s request for an automobile.

Chapter Prepared By: Be My Escape