Rachel Black

Full Name: Rachel Black

Status: Human, member of the Quileute tribe – imprintee

Date of Birth: unknown, but about a year older than Bella (TW6 p. 120)

Originally From: La Push Reservation

Hair Color: glossy black

Eye Color: dark

Height: unknown

Physical Description:

Occupation: university student

Family Members: twin sister Rebecca, younger brother Jacob, father Billy

Hobbies: unknown

Personal History: Rebecca and Rachel Black knew Bella Swan when they were children. All three of them were too shy to become friends, despite being often “thrown together” during the fishing trips undertaken by their fathers, Billy Black and Charlie Swan (TW6 p. 119). Bella last saw the twins when she was about eleven years old. Although the twins were shy, they were still spirited children and harder to parent than Jacob was as a child. (EC Ep, p. 626) Like her sister, Rachel found their home in La Push brought back painful memories of their deceased mother, but it was not as easy for Rachel to avoid visiting, though she tried, by taking classes during the summer and working holidays and extra hours at a café on campus. (BD9 p. 166) Rachel attended Washington State University. She graduated early and when she returned home at the end of the summer semester, she met Paul on the beach and he imprinted on her. In Jacob’s eyes, this was bad because Paul would eventually marry her and be part of the family, although this meant Rachel was allowed to know the secret of the pack.  Rachel would get angry when Jacob injured Paul (BD8 p. 148 – 151) but she loved her brother and slept on an air mattress so he could keep his room (which used to be hers) (BD9 p. 166) and worried about him when he went to speak to Bella about her pregnancy (BD10 p. 198).