Chapter 9: Sure as Hell Didn’t See That One Coming

Chapter Number: 9

Chapter Name: Sure as Hell Didn’t See That One Coming

Page Numbers: 164 – 184

Date of Chapter: Sept. 7, 2006

Jacob stopped by his house where his father explained that he understood if Jacob needed a break, based on the recent news around the pack.  Billy asked Jacob to just not stay away as long as he did last time.  With an understanding of what Jake is really going to do, Billy asked Jacob to leave Bella and the Cullens alone.
Ignoring him, Jacob hoped on his motorcycle and headed to the Cullen house intent on killing Edward and possibly the rest of the coven.  Carlisle met him at the door to try to get him to leave, but Bella’s voice called him inside.  Obeying her, Jacob entered the house to find the entire Cullen family gathered around her on the couch.

Even though Edward looked very upset and angry, Jacob could tell from her scent that Bella was still human.  Even still, she didn’t look healthy.  It confused Jacob to see Rosalie protecting her and Edward so upset that Bella had to comfort him.  Jacob pressed for answers, and Bella stood up to reveal that she was very pregnant.

The sight made Jacob sick to his stomach, and before he could attack Edward for what he had done to Bella, Edward demanded that Jacob follow him outside.  Edward confirmed that the thing inside of Bella was killing her and that he felt guilty for it.  Jacob understood that Bella won’t let them abort the baby, and Edward explained that Rosalie is acting as her bodyguard to make sure they don’t.

Jacob is further stunned when Edward suggested that Jacob be the one to give Bella what she wants in the form of a baby.  He explained how he wanted Jacob to help him convince Bella to abort the baby so that she can eventually become pregnant with Jacob’s baby.  Even though he was slightly intrigued by the idea, he knew that Bella would never go for it.

They made a deal that Jacob will at least try to convince Bella to go along with this plan.  However, in the likely event that she wants to keep the baby and end up dying from it, Edward agreed to allow Jacob to kill him.

Characters Involved: Jacob Black, Edward Cullen, Bella Swan Cullen, Rosalie Hale, Carlisle Cullen, Esme Cullen, Emmett Cullen, Jasper Hale, Alice Cullen, Billy Black

Characters Mentioned: Charlie Swan, Sam Uley

Places Visited: The Cullen home

Memorable Quotes:
“I’m not ready for you to kill me yet, Jacob Black.  You’ll have to have a little patience.” ~ Edward to Jacob

“I didn’t realize they had a special name for what you are.” ~ Jacob to Edward

“Even you, Jacob Black, cannot hate me as much as I hate myself.” ~ Edward to Jacob

“Make Bella see sense?  What universe do you live in?” ~ Jacob to Edward

“The moment Bella’s heart stops beating, I will be begging for you to kill me.” ~ Edward to Jacob

Important Information learned:

Jacob knows that Bella is pregnant.

Bella has asked Rosalie to protect her and make sure the baby is born, which has divided the Cullen family.

Edward wants Bella to abort the baby.

The baby is killing Bella and there is no assurance that Bella will survive the pregnancy.

Edward has asked Jacob to help convince Bella to abort the baby so that she can have another child with Jacob instead.

Edward has agreed that if Bella dies from the pregnancy, then Jacob can kill him.