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I’d had more than my fair share of near-death experiences; it wasn’t something you ever really got used to.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Book One Preface, p.1

You could run from someone you feared, you could try to fight someone you hated. All my reactions were geared toward those kinds of killers – the monsters, the enemies. When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give your beloved, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved?

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Book One Preface, p.1

It was still considered rude to stare at people, wasn’t it? Didn’t that apply to me anymore?

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.3

I was going without a lot of things these days, like Pop-Tarts and shoelaces, to avoid spending time in public.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.4

Personally, I didn’t get it. But then, I was just proud I could distinguish between the symbols for Toyota, Ford, and Chevy. This car was glossy black, sleek, and pretty, but it was still just a car to me.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.5

I briefly contemplated my issues with words like fiancé, wedding, husband, etc. I just couldn’t put it together in my head. On the one hand, I had been raised to cringe at the very thought of poofy white dresses and bouquets. But more than that, I just couldn’t reconcile a staid, respectable, dull concept like husband with my concept of Edward. It was like casting an archangel as an accountant; I couldn’t visualize him in any commonplace role.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.6

I miss my truck.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.7

Body armor. Four thousand pounds of body armor. And missile-proof glass? Nice. What had happened to good old-fashioned bulletproof?

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.7

Ha ha. Because I was so fragilely human, so accident-prone, so much a victim to my own dangerous bad luck, apparently I needed a tank-resistant car to keep me safe. Hilarious. I was sure he and his brothers had enjoyed the joke quite a bit behind my back.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.8

Virtual indestructibility was just one of the many perks I was looking forward to. The best parts about being a Cullen were not expensive cars and impressive credit cards.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.9

The phrase “bite my head off” was not entirely a figure of speech when it came to Leah.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.11

I’m no Alice – you’re just predictable.

Seth Clearwater, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.11

The friendship that had sprung up between Edward and Seth was something that still boggled my mind. It was proof, though, that things didn’t have to be this way. That vampires and werewolves could get along just fine, thank you very much, if they were of a mind to.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.12

Stop fidgeting, Bella. Please try to remember that you’re not confessing to a murder here.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.13

Wait till he hangs his gun up!

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.13

Edward grimaced, and I knew it was in objection to the word okay. He probably would have used something more like wonderful or perfect or glorious.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.14

I wanted to elbow Edward in the ribs, but I knew that move would only give me a bruise. I’d told Edward that people would immediately jump to this conclusion! What other possible reason would sane people have for getting married at eighteen? (His answer then had made me roll my eyes. Love. Right.)

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.15

Charlie, I realize that I’ve gone about this out of order. Traditionally, I should have asked you first. I mean no disrespect, but since Bella has already said yes and I don’t want to diminish her choice in the matter, instead of asking you for her hand, I’m asking for your blessing. We’re getting married, Charlie. I love her more than anything in the world, more than my own life, and – by some miracle – she loves me that way, too. Will you give us your blessing?

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.15

For just an instant, listening to the absolute confidence in his voice, I experienced a rare moment of insight. I could see, fleetingly, the way the world looked to him.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.15

I’m one hundred percent sure about Edward.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.16

He wasn’t exaggerating; they’d been big on old-fashioned morals during World War I.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.16

Charlie’s mouth twisted to the side. Looking for an angle to argue from. But what could he say? I’d prefer you live in sin first? He was a dad; his hands were tied.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.17

The ultimate doom: telling Renée. Early marriage was higher up on her blacklist than boiling live puppies.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.17

You’re exactly like Charlie. Once you make up your mind, there is no reasoning with you. Of course, exactly like Charlie, you stick by your decisions, too.

Renée Dwyer, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.18

You’re not making my mistakes, Bella. You sound like you’re scared silly, and I’m guessing it’s because you’re afraid of me.

Renée Dwyer, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.18

You make your own kinds of mistakes, and I’m sure you’ll have your share of regrets in life. But commitment was never your problem, sweetie. You have a better chance of making this work than most forty-year-olds I know. My little middle-aged child. Luckily, you seem to have found another old soul.

Renée Dwyer, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.18

I’m having an out-of-body experience right now.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.19

You’ve never been a teenager, sweetie. You know what’s best for you.

Renée Dwyer, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.19

Thirty seconds, please, Bella. Your patience will be rewarded.

Alice Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.20

No one dressed by me ever looks like an idiot.

Alice Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.20

Go to your happy place, Bella. It won’t take long.

Alice Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.21

You’d think I was shoving bamboo splinters under your nails.

Alice Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.21

There was only one human experience I worried about missing. Of course it would be the one he wished I would forget completely.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.22

For several years, my biggest personality trait was going to be thirsty. It would take some time before I could be me again. And even when I was in control of myself, I would never feel exactly the way I felt now. Human… and passionately in love. I wanted the complete experience before I traded in my warm, breakable, pheromone-riddled body for something beautiful, strong… and unknown. I wanted a real honeymoon with Edward. And, despite the danger he feared this would put me in, he’d agreed to try.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.22

I was with Edward in my happy place.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 1, p.22

I miss you already.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 2, p.23

Sometimes it was so easy to forget that I was kissing a vampire.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 2, p.23

I opened my eyes and found his open, too, staring at my face. It made no sense when he looked at me that way. Like I was the prize rather than the outrageously lucky winner.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 2, p.24

It seemed silly that this fact – the existence of his soul – had ever been in question, even if he was a vampire. He had the most beautiful soul, more beautiful than his brilliant mind or his incomparable face or his glorious body.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 2, p.24

Bachelor parties are designed for those who are sad to see the passing of their single days. I couldn’t be more eager to have mine behind me. So there’s really no point.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 2, p.24

We were curled up on my small bed, intertwined as much as it was possible, considering the thick afghan I was swathed in like a cocoon. I hated the necessity of the blanket, but it sort of ruined the romance when my teeth started chattering.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 2, p.25

He started to pull away – that was his automatic response whenever he decided things had gone too far, his reflex reaction whenever he most wanted to keep going. Edward had spent most of his life rejecting any kind of physical gratification. I knew it was terrifying to him trying to change those habits now.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 2, p.25

Practice makes perfect.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 2, p.25

But this is the dress rehearsal, and we’ve only practiced certain scenes. It’s no time for playing it safe.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 2, p.26

How different it would be when he didn’t need to worry about me anymore. What would he do with all his free time? He’d have to get a new hobby.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 2, p.26

I’m sure about you. The rest I can live through.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 2, p.27

I’ll miss my friends, too. Especially Mike. Oh, Mike! How will I go on?

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 2, p.27

Edward, we’ve been through this and through this. I know it will be hard, but this is what I want. I want you, and I want you forever. One lifetime is simply not enough for me.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 2, p.27

It’s not right! I don’t want you to have to make sacrifices for me. I want to give you things, not take things away from you. I don’t want to steal your future.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 2, p.28

I’ve been waiting a century to marry you, Miss Swan.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 2, p.28

Oh, for the love of all that’s holy!

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 2, p.28

I clutched him closer for one second and then released him. I didn’t have a prayer of winning a tug-of-war with Emmett.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 2, p.28

If you don’t send Edward out, we’re coming in after him!

Emmett Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 2, p.29

He vanished – launching himself out my window too swiftly for my eyes to follow. Outside, there was a muted thud, and I heard Emmett curse.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 2, p.29

Jasper? What do vampires do for bachelor parties? You’re not taking him to a strip club, are you?

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 2, p.30

My last night as Isabella Swan. Tomorrow night, I would be Bella Cullen. Though the whole marriage ordeal was a thorn in my side, I had to admit that I liked the sound of that.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 2, p.30

I’d never seen Tanya before, but I was sure that meeting her wouldn’t be a pleasant experience for my ego.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 2, p.31

I’ve only allotted so much time to make you stunning, Bella – you might have taken better care of my raw material.

Alice Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 3, p.40

No one expects me to be stunning. I think the bigger problem is that I might fall asleep during the ceremony and not be able to say ‘I do’ at the right part, and then Edward will make his escape.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 3, p.40

You’ll be my sister officially in ten short hours… it’s about time you get over this aversion to new clothes.

Alice Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 3, p.40

No one will dare to call you plain when I’m through with you.

Alice Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 3, p.42

Deep breaths, Bella. And try to lower your heart rate. You’re going to sweat off your new face.

Alice Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 3, p.43

I was afraid to look in the mirror – afraid the image of myself in the wedding dress would send me over the edge into a full-scale panic attack.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 3, p.44

Focus, Bella. Edward is waiting for you down there.

Alice Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 3, p.47

Bells, we’re up to bat.

Charlie Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 3, p.47

I should have realized that having Alice as my only bridesmaid was a mistake. I would look that much more uncoordinated coming behind her.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 3, p.47

Don’t let me fall, Dad.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 3, p.48

All I really saw was Edward’s face; it filled my vision and overwhelmed my mind. His eyes were a buttery, burning gold; his perfect face was almost severe with the depth of his emotion. And then, as he met my awed gaze, he broke into a breathtaking smile of exultation.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 3, p.48

Charlie took my hand and, in a symbol as old as the world, placed it in Edward’s. I touched the cool miracle of his skin, and I was home.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 3, p.49

In that moment, as the minister said his part, my world, which had been upside down for so long now, seemed to settle into its proper position. I saw just how silly I’d been for fearing this – as if it were an unwanted birthday gift or an embarrassing exhibition, like the prom. I looked into Edward’s shining, triumphant eyes and knew that I was winning, too. Because nothing else mattered but that I could stay with him.

Bella Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 3, p.49

I tried to comprehend, through the film of tears blinding me, the surreal fact that this amazing person was mine.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 3, p.50

One scorching hug stood out from all the others – Seth Clearwater had braved the throng of vampires to stand in for my lost werewolf friend.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 3, p.50

Ah, Edward. I’ve missed you.

Tanya, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.54

Let me introduce you to my wife.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.54

We’ll get to know each other later. We’ll have eons of time for that!

Tanya, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.55

We took turns shoving cake in each other’s faces; Edward manfully swallowed his portion as I watched in disbelief. I threw my bouquet with atypical skill, right into Angela’s surprised hands. Emmett and Jasper howled with laughter at my blush while Edward removed my borrowed garter – which I’d shimmied down nearly to my ankle – very carefully with his teeth. With a quick wink at me, he shot it straight into Mike Newton’s face.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.55

Enjoying the party, Mrs. Cullen?

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.55

It wasn’t nearly as easy to dance with Charlie. He was no better at it than I was, so we moved safely from side to side in a tiny square formation. Edward and Esme spun around us like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.56

I feel just horrible, leaving you to cook for yourself – it’s practically criminal negligence. You could arrest me.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.56

I’m not surprised Mike’s having difficulty with improper thoughts about a married woman. I am disappointed that Alice didn’t make sure you were forced to look in a mirror.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.56

Kind is my middle name.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.58

Can I cut in?

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.58

Stop blubbering, Bella. You’ll ruin your dress. It’s just me.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.58

Yeah – the party can start. The best man finally made it.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.58

I’m glad I came. I didn’t think I would be. But it’s good to see you… one more time. Not as sad as I’d thought it would be.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.59

I’d never done anything good enough to deserve a friend like Jacob.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.60

I’m out of practice with the whole human thing.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.60

I tell you, if I could get rid of the voices in my head, being a wolf would be about perfect.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.61

Insanity is probably easier than sharing a pack mind. Crazy people’s voices don’t send babysitters to watch them.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.61

I’m just here to be your friend. Your best friend, one last time.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.62

Alice is an unstoppable force of nature.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.63

You’d think I’d be used to telling you goodbye by now.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.63

You’re not supposed to be the one crying, Bella.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.63

That’s my girl.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.64

My relationship with Jacob used to be so easy. Natural as breathing. But since Edward had come back into my life, it was a constant strain. Because – in Jacob’s eyes – by choosing Edward, I was choosing a fate that was worse than death, or at least equivalent to it.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.64

I can do anything I want! Butt out!

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.65

The darkness was suddenly very crowded.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.66

You’ll hurt her. Let her go.

Seth Clearwater, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.66

I’ll kill you. I’ll kill you myself! I’ll do it now!

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.67

My insides were chaotic with panic and grief, but that didn’t matter – only the outside mattered right now. Putting on a good show was something I knew I had to master.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.68

I’d been so glad to see Jacob here. I knew the sacrifice it had taken him. And then I’d ruined it, turned his gift into a disaster. I should be quarantined.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.68

You and me. That’s the only thing that matters. The only thing you’re allowed to think about now. Do you hear me?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.69

Edward, I’m not afraid.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.69

By the way, I love you.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.69

You’re monopolizing the bride. Let me dance with my little sister. This could be my last chance to make her blush.

Emmett Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.69

Do you want to miss your plane? I’m sure you’ll have a lovely honeymoon camped out in the airport waiting for another flight.

Alice Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.70

Go away, Alice.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.70

I’ll tell her where you’re taking her, Edward. So help me, I will.

Alice Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.71

You’re awfully small to be so hugely irritating.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.71

You’re the best, smartest, most talented sister in the whole world.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.71

I love you forever, Dad. Don’t forget that.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 4, p.73

Oh well, I thought to myself. He was a vampire, after all. Maybe we were going to Atlantis.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.77

Who gives an island as a gift? I frowned. I hadn’t realized Edward’s extreme generosity was a learned behavior.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.78

I’m nothing if not thorough.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.78

He didn’t ask what I was thinking, which was out of character for him. I guessed that meant that he was just as nervous as I suddenly was.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.79

I’m sure you’d like a human minute or two… It was a long journey.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.81

Don’t take too long, Mrs. Cullen.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.81

Did my skin burst into flames? I had to look down to check. Nope, nothing was burning. At least, not visibly.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.81

I didn’t know how or when, but someday, Alice was going to pay for this.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.81

I started to feel a little dizzy, apparently a full-scale panic attack on the way. I sat down on the cool tile floor in my big towel and put my head between my knees. I prayed he wouldn’t decide to come look for me before I could pull myself together. I could imagine what he would think if he saw me going to pieces this way. It wouldn’t be hard for him to convince himself that we were making a mistake.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.83

I was freaking out because I had no idea how to do this, and I was afraid to walk out of this room and face the unknown. Especially in French lingerie. I knew I wasn’t ready for that yet.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.83

How did people do this – swallow all their fears and trust someone else so implicitly with every imperfection and fear they had – with less than the absolute commitment that Edward had given me? If it weren’t Edward out there, if I didn’t know in every cell of my body that he loved me as much as I loved him – unconditionally and irrevocably and, to be honest, irrationally – I’d never be able to get up off this floor.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.83

I wouldn’t use the word beautiful. Not with you standing here in comparison.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.85

Don’t be afraid. We belong together.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.85

His arms wrapped around me, holding me against him, summer and winter. It felt like every nerve ending in my body was a live wire.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.85

I would have been happy to lie here forever, to never disturb this moment, but my body had other ideas. I laughed at my impatient stomach. It seemed sort of prosaic to be hungry after all that had passed last night. Like being brought back down to earth from some great height.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.86

My first instinct, the product of a lifetime of insecurities, was to wonder what I had done wrong.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.87

Fire and ice, somehow existing together without destroying each other. More proof that I belonged with him.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.87

Stop acting like I’m not a monster for having agreed to this.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.88

Why am I covered in feathers?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.89

You… bit a pillow? Why?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.89

Do not say the word fine. If you value my sanity, do not say that you are fine.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.90

Ugh! Why can’t you just read my mind already? It’s so inconvenient to be a mental mute!

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.90

I was perfectly happy. Totally and completely blissed out. Now – well, I’m sort of pissed actually.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.91

That. That right there is why I’m angry. You are killing my buzz, Edward.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.91

Did you expect this, Bella? Were you anticipating that I would hurt you? Were you thinking it would be worse? Do you consider the experiment a success because you can walk away from it? No broken bones – that equals a victory?

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.92

With our rarely changing temperaments, strong emotions can alter us in permanent ways. But he said I did not need to worry about that part – you had already altered me so completely.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.93

I can’t ignore the evidence, Bella. Or your history of trying to let me off the hook when I make mistakes.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.94

You listen to me, Edward Cullen. I am not pretending anything for your sake, okay? I didn’t even know there was a reason to make you feel better until you started being all miserable. I’ve never been so happy in all my life – I wasn’t this happy when you decided that you loved me more than you wanted to kill me, or the first morning I woke up and you were there waiting for me… Not when I heard your voice in the ballet studio, or when you said ‘I do’ and I realized that, somehow, I get to keep you forever. Those are the happiest memories I have, and this is better than any of it. So just deal with it.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.94

We’re just lucky it was the pillows and not you.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.95

Do I look that hideous?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.95

How did you keep from laughing at this? I look ridiculous.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.96

I will not make love with you until you’ve been changed. I will never hurt you again.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 5, p.98

I will not make any deals with you.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.101

I gritted my teeth for a second, fighting a smile. If there was one thing he couldn’t resist, it was an opportunity to give me something.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.102

Why are you doing this to me?

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.102

You are making me insane, Bella.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.103

He kissed me back, but not in a way that made me think I was winning. It was more like he was being careful not to hurt my feelings; he was completely, maddeningly in control of himself.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.103

You are so human, Bella. Ruled by your hormones.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.103

You haven’t said a word in your sleep since we got here. If it weren’t for the snoring, I’d worry you were slipping into a coma.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.104

In this dream that was both new and old, I simply had to protect the unknown child. There was no other option. At the same time, I knew that I would fail.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.105

Do you want me to sing to you? I’ll sing all night if it will keep the bad dreams away.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.105

It wasn’t desire at all – it was need, acute to the point of pain.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.107

I couldn’t tell if he was moved by the tears trembling in my voice, or if he was unprepared to deal with the suddenness of my attack, or if his need was simply as unbearable in that moment as my own. But whatever the reason, he pulled my lips back to his, surrendering with a groan.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.107

I was afraid to admit I was awake and face his anger – no matter whom it was directed at today.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.108

How much trouble am I in?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.108

The pillows all appear to have survived.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.109

You seem to be extraordinarily unobservant when your attention is otherwise involved.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.109

You look so guilty – like you’ve committed a crime.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.110

So you seduced your all-too-willing husband. That’s not a capital offense.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.110

I told you that it was all about practice.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.110

Breakfast time for the human?

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.110

If I don’t have a better sense of equilibrium in my next life, I’m demanding a refund.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.110

I don’t spend my free time plotting like some people do. What can we do to wear Bella out today?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.111

Sex was the key all along? Why didn’t I think of that? I could have saved myself a lot of arguments.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.111

You are so human.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.111

Real estate is a good investment.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.112

His words painted a very happy immediate future, one free of pain for everyone involved. The Jacob-drawer, all but forgotten, rattled, and I amended the thought – for almost everyone.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.112

Now that I’d discovered exactly how good being human could be, it was tempting to let my plans drift. Eighteen or nineteen, nineteen or twenty… Did it really matter? I wouldn’t change so much in a year. And being human with Edward… The choice got trickier every day.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.112

Beautiful women only? Well, that was kind of flattering.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.114

Yes, I’m sure a movie will convince her that you’re human.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.114

Very honeymoonish.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.115

I don’t know… I’ve already mangled the headboard in the other room beyond repair – maybe if we limit the destruction to one area of the house, Esme might invite us back someday.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.115

I think it might be safer if it’s premeditated, rather than if I wait for you to assault me again.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.116

Maybe it would be more polite to wait until we’re alone. You may not notice me tearing the furniture apart, but it would probably scare them.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.116

I had another idea for burning calories.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 6, p.117

We seemed to exist outside of time here, just drifting along in a perfect state.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 7, p.119

Bella! I’m losing my mind over here.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 7, p.123

Are you trying to pass this illness off as PMS?

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 7, p.123

The phone kept ringing. I wished Edward would answer it – I was having a moment. Possibly the biggest of my life.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 7, p.127

I’m a little worried about Edward… Can vampires go into shock?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 7, p.129

I would wait somewhere else for his mood to pass. I couldn’t talk to this icy, focused Edward who honestly frightened me a little.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 7, p.131

Surprising, absolutely. Astonishing, even. But wrong? No. So why was Edward so furious? He was the one who had actually wished out loud for a shotgun wedding.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 7, p.131

From that first little touch, the whole world had shifted. Where before there was just one thing I could not live without, now there were two. There was no division – my love was not split between them now; it wasn’t like that. It was more like my heart had grown, swollen up to twice its size in that moment. All that extra space, already filled. The increase was almost dizzying.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 7, p.132

This child, Edward’s child, was a whole different story. I wanted him like I wanted air to breathe. Not a choice – a necessity.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 7, p.132

We’re going to get that thing out before it can hurt any part of you. Don’t be scared. I won’t let it hurt you.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 7, p.133

I wished I could speak Portuguese, or that my Spanish was less rudimentary, so that I could try to thank this woman who had dared to anger a vampire just to check on me.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 7, p.134

As if I could discount something because it was a legend. My life was circled by legend on every side. They were all true.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 7, p.137

Life sucks, and then you die. Yeah, I should be so lucky.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Book Two Preface, p.143

Jeez, Paul, don’t you freaking have a home of your own?

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 8, p.145

Bring it, kid. I don’t need Rachel to protect me.

Paul, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 8, p.146

You broke my nose, idiot.

Paul, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 8, p.146

Wow, I bet Leah’s really going to love to hear that you want to spend some quality time with her. It’ll just warm the cockles of her heart.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 8, p.146

Back in the day, you could count on Paul for a fight pretty much whenever. You didn’t have to hit him then – any mild insult would do. It didn’t take a lot to flip him out of control. Now, of course, when I really wanted a good snarling, ripping, break-the-trees-down match, he had to be all mellow.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 8, p.147

All this mandatory love-at-first-sight was completely sickening!

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 8, p.147

I wondered – would a bullet through my temple actually kill me or just leave a really big mess for me to clean up?

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 8, p.148

Right now, I wouldn’t mind dismantling a haystack. At least that would give me something to do.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 8, p.150

Bella was either coming back one of them, or not coming back. Either way, a human life had been lost. And that meant game on.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 8, p.150

Five bucks on the baby girl.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 8, p.152

You missed the party. Princess theme. She made me wear a crown, and then Emily suggested they all try out her new play makeup on me.

Quil Ateara, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 8, p.152

It was hard being around imprinted people. No matter what stage they were in – about to tie the knot like Sam or just a much-abused nanny like Quil – the peace and certainty they always radiated was downright puke-inducing.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 8, p.153

You know, Jake, maybe you should think about getting a life.

Quil Ateara, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 8, p.155

Sometimes I thought it might be fun to enter a race – you know, like the Olympic trials or something. It would be cool to watch the expressions on those star athlete’s faces when I blew by them. Only I was pretty sure the testing they did to make sure you weren’t on steroids would probably turn up some really freaky crap in my blood.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 8, p.156

It had been so confusing. Dying to kill him. Afraid to hurt her. My friends in the way.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 8, p.157

I hated it when Sam laid down the law like that. I hated the feeling of having no choice. Of having to obey.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 8, p.157

Claim this, moron.

Leah Clearwater, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 8, p.158

I’m not afraid to die.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 8, p.162

I honor my pack. I do what’s best for them.

Sam Uley, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 8, p.162

Nope, the pack wasn’t attacking anyone today. But I was.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 8, p.163

Huh – I wondered if Sam would consider my death provocation. Probably say I got what I deserved. Wouldn’t want to offend his bloodsucker BFFs.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.168

Ugh. Reeking vampires.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.169

If there was such a thing as a safe vampire, it was the strangely gentle leader.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.170

They were all here, all together, but that was not what froze me where I stood and had my jaw dropping to the floor. It was Edward. It was the expression on his face. I’d seen him angry, and I’d seen him arrogant, and once I’d seen him in pain. But this – this was beyond agony. His eyes were half-crazed. He didn’t look up to glare at me. He stared down at the couch beside him with an expression like someone had lit him on fire. His hands were rigid claws at his side.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.170

I saw her at the same moment that I caught her scent. Her warm, clean, human scent.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.171

I knew how Bella felt about almost everything – her thoughts were so obvious; sometimes it was like they were printed on her forehead. So she didn’t have to tell me every detail of a situation for me to get it.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.172

Edward moaned real quiet. His head slumped against Bella’s knees. She put one of her hands against his cheek. Like she was comforting him.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.172

I didn’t want to see this, didn’t want to think about this. I didn’t want to imagine him inside her. I didn’t want to know that something I hated so much had taken root in the body I loved.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.174

I always knew he would kill her.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.174

I didn’t want to kill girls… even vampire girls. Though I might make an exception for that blonde.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.175

Behave. And then come back.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.176

I’m not ready for you to kill me yet, Jacob Black. You’ll have to have a little patience.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.176

Patience isn’t my specialty.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.176

For a second I was just a kid – a kid who had lived all of his life in the same tiny town. Just a child. Because I knew I would have to live a lot more, suffer a lot more, to ever understand the searing agony in Edward’s eyes.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.176

This was the face a man would have if he were burning at the stake.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.177

His broken helplessness irritated me. I wanted a fight, not an execution.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.177

Jeez, she was running true to form. Of course, die for the monster spawn. It was so Bella.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.177

Did you ever notice that she’s exactly as strong as a normal hundred-and-ten-pound human girl? How stupid are you vamps? Hold her down and knock her out with drugs.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.178

You should have left Bella with me.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.178

Maybe he should have thought about all this before he knocked her up with the life-sucking monster.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.179

I didn’t realize they had a special name for what you are.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.179

Even you, Jacob Black, cannot hate me as much as I hate myself.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.179

You know her, Jacob. You connect to her on a level that I don’t even understand. You are part of her, and she is part of you.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.180

I wondered if he was really going crazy. Could vampires lose their minds?

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.180

I don’t care about anything but keeping her alive. If it’s a child she wants, she can have it. She can have half a dozen babies. Anything she wants. She can have puppies, if that’s what it takes.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.180

That’s the craziest thing you’ve said yet.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.181

I couldn’t think about what he was suggesting. It was too much. Impossible. Wrong. Sick. Borrowing Bella for the weekends and then returning her Monday morning like a rental movie? SO messed up. So tempting.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.181

Make Bella see sense? What universe do you live in?

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.182

Where is this psycho crap coming from? Are you making this up as you go?

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.182

I couldn’t believe I was even thinking about this. Bella would punch me – not that I cared about that, but it would probably break her hand again.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.183

The moment Bella’s heart stops beating, I will be begging for you to kill me.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 9, p.183

I felt like – like I don’t know what. Like this wasn’t real. Like I was in some Goth version of a bad sitcom. Instead of being the A/V dweeb about to ask the head cheerleader to the prom, I was the finished-second-place werewolf about to ask the vampire’s wife to shack up and procreate. Nice.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.185

Over my pile of ashes.

Rosalie Hale, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.186

He was right – she was beating herself up about hurting his feelings. The girl was a classic martyr. She’d totally been born in the wrong century. She should have lived back when she could have gotten herself fed to some lions for a good cause.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.187

The composure he was trying to keep up for Bella was shaky. I could see how close he was to that burning man he’d been outside.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.187

I’m not going to lie, Bells. You’re hideous.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.187

Did you know that ‘I told you so’ has a brother, Jacob? His name is ‘Shut the hell up.’

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.188

To talk some sense into you. There’s a battle that’s lost before it starts.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.188

I did know this – every second I spent with her was only going to add to the pain I would have to suffer later. Like a junkie with a limited supply, the day of reckoning was coming for me. The more hits I took now, the harder it would be when my supply ran out.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.188

Is dementia one of your symptoms?

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.189

I’m not saying things will work out easily, Jake. But how could I have lived through all that I’ve lived through and not believe in magic by this point?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.189

If she hadn’t looked so fragile I would’ve been screaming. As it was, I did growl at her.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.189

If you think that imprinting could ever make sense of this insanity… Do you really think that just because I might someday imprint on some stranger it would make this right? Tell me what the point was then, Bella! What was the point of me loving you? What was the point of you loving him? When you die, how is that ever right again? What’s the point to all the pain? Mine, yours, his! You’ll kill him, too, not that I care about that. So what was the point of your twisted love story, in the end? If there is any sense, please show me, Bella, because I don’t see it.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.189

You’re dying for nothing, Bella! Nothing!

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.190

I took her face in my hand. I didn’t have to remind myself to be gentle. Everything about her screamed breakable.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.190

Emergency vampirization.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.191

Carlisle only changed them because it was that or death. He doesn’t end lives, he saves them.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.191

I realized I needed her to stay alive, in some form. In any form.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.191

Oh, I hadn’t heard the great news. A bouncing baby boy, huh? Shoulda brought some blue balloons.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.192

You’re very pessimistic, Jacob.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.192

Shut up, Bella. You can spout this crap to your bloodsucker, but you’re not fooling me.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.193

There was no point. I would never be able to save her from herself. I’d never been able to do that.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.194

Please, Jacob. You think I should kill my baby and replace it with some generic substitute?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.195

You don’t have to hurt him. You could make him happy again, Bella.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.195

I told you he was going crazy. Literally, Bells.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.196

There isn’t much you wouldn’t do for me, either, is there? I really don’t know why you bother. I don’t deserve either of you.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.196

I wish I could explain it to you right so that you would understand. I can’t hurt him any more than I could pick up a gun and shoot you. I love him.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.196

Why do you always have to love the wrong things, Bella?

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.197

I could feel the addiction sucking at me, trying to keep me near her.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.197

I’m not going to hang around and watch you die, Bella.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.197

I almost went back. I almost turned around and fell down on my knees and started begging again. But I knew that I had to quit Bella, quit her cold turkey, before she killed me, like she was going to kill him.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.197

You will not be cruel to him, Leah. Bella’s sacrifice is a heavy price, and we will all recognize that. It is against everything we stand for to take a human life. Making an exception to that code is a bleak thing. We will all mourn for what we do tonight.

Sam Uley, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.202

Carlisle Cullen. Looking at him without that hate clouding my eyes, I couldn’t deny that killing him was murder. He was good. Good as any human we protected. Maybe better. The others, too, I supposed, but I didn’t feel as strongly about them. I didn’t know them as well. It was Carlisle who would hate fighting back, even to save his own life. That’s why we would be able to kill him – because he wouldn’t want us, his enemies, to die. This was wrong. And it wasn’t just because killing Bella felt like suicide.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, p.205

There was fear in the pack, not so much for self but for the whole. We couldn’t imagine that we would all make it out alive tonight. Which brothers would we lose? Which minds would leave us forever? Which grieving families would we be consoling in the morning?

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 11, p.206

I could see how easy it would be – to think about nothing more than my part. It wasn’t hard to imagine attacking Jasper and Emmett. We’d been close to that before. I’d thought of them as enemies for a very long time. I could do that now again. I just had to forget that they were protecting the same thing I would protect. I had to forget the reason why I might want them to win…

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 11, p.208

No one could dispute the Alpha’s decision – except for me. I hadn’t earned anything. But there were things that had been born in me, things that I’d left unclaimed. I’d never wanted to lead the pack. I didn’t want to do it now. I didn’t want the responsibility for all our fates resting on my shoulders. Sam was better at that than I would ever be. But he was wrong tonight. And I had not been born to kneel to him. The bonds fell off my body the second that I embraced my birthright.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 11, p.209

This isn’t about them. This is about Bella. She has never been the one for you, she had never chosen you, but you continue to destroy your life for her!

Sam Uley, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 11, p.210

Do you belong to a coven now, Jacob?

Sam Uley, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 11, p.211

I sprinted toward the white house I still hated, leaving my home behind me. Home didn’t belong to me anymore. I’d turned my back on it.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 11, p.212

How did everything get messed up and twisted so that I was here now, all alone, an unwilling Alpha, cut off from my brothers, choosing vampires over them?

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 11, p.212

Wait up. My legs aren’t as long as yours.

Seth Clearwater, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 11, p.213

I didn’t follow you because I was after a promotion.

Seth Clearwater, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 11, p.214

Stop being so… optimistic. It’s getting on my nerves.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 11, p.215

You want me to be all doom and gloom, or just shut up?

Seth Clearwater, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 11, p.215

Nobody out there. All’s quiet on the western front.

Seth Clearwater, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 11, p.218

Wouldn’t it be just peachy if I couldn’t take care of Seth for one freaking night? What if something happened to him on my watch? Leah would shred me into kibble.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 11, p.219

This would be a lot easier if the communication wasn’t one way. Then again, I was kinda glad I wasn’t in his head.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 11, p.221

Nice to have toddlers guarding the fort.

Emmett Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 11, p.221

It’s pretty obvious, isn’t it? I’m joining your crappy little renegade pack. The vampires’ guard dogs.

Leah Clearwater, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 12, p.225

Wanna race, O fearless leader?

Leah Clearwater, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 12, p.225

Shut up, Jacob. Oops, I’m sorry – I mean, shut up, most high Alpha.

Leah Clearwater, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 12, p.226

You think I’m just going to sit home while my little brother volunteers as a vampire chew toy?

Leah Clearwater, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 12, p.226

Thank you, Captain Obvious.

Leah Clearwater, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 12, p.227

What is it with you Clearwaters? Why can’t you leave me alone?

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 12, p.228

That will be my goal, then – to be less annoying than Paul.

Leah Clearwater, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 12, p.232

Bella is already a daughter to me. A beloved daughter.

Carlisle Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 12, p.234

I’ve seen vampire venom work miracles, but there are conditions that even venom cannot overcome. Her heart is working too hard now; if it should fail… there won’t be anything for me to do.

Carlisle Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 12, p.235

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 12, p.237

Not pleasant? Gosh, that’ll be such a change.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 12, p.241

The girl looked like she only had hours left, and she had to be in pain, but she was making jokes. So Bella. Trying to ease the tension, make it better for everyone else.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 12, p.241

So, who’s going to catch me a grizzly bear?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 12, p.242

I’m not here as a donor, Bells.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 12, p.243

Well, I’m starving, so I’ll bet he is, too. Let’s go for it. My first vampire act.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 12, p.243

Edward stayed, holding Bella’s hand. His face was dead again. He didn’t seem to have the energy to keep up even that little hint of hope he’d had before. They stared into each other’s eyes, but not in a gooey way. It was like they were having a conversation. Kind of reminded me of Sam and Emily.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 13, p.244

If there was a way to escape this pain, I’d take it, too.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 13, p.245

I kind of liked how, a lot of the time, she seemed to forget that I wasn’t completely human.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 13, p.245

Don’t blame me for this one. Your vampire was just picking snide comments out of my head.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 13, p.245

You’re scared of Leah, but you’re best buds with the psychopath blonde?

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 13, p.247

She understands that you’re gonna die and she doesn’t care, s’long as she gets her mutant spawn out of the deal.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 13, p.247

Stop being a jerk, Jacob.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 13, p.247

You say that like it’s possible.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 13, p.247

She glared at Edward’s hand like she might take a snap at it. I wished she would. I bet Edward wouldn’t take that sitting down, and I’d love to see Blondie lose a limb.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 13, p.249

Does this screw my total? Or do we start counting after I’m a vampire?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 13, p.250

If he succeeded with this, if Bella lived, Edward wasn’t going to be able to get away with so much when her senses were as sharp as his. He’d have to work on the honesty thing.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 13, p.250

Jeez, how did anyone stand living with him? It was really too bad he couldn’t hear Bella’s thoughts. Then he’d annoy the crap out of her, too, and she’d get tired of him.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 13, p.251

Great, now I was the court jester.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 13, p.251

That ghost of hope in Edward’s eyes had turned into the real thing.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 13, p.252

I was glad Bella felt better. So what if the means grossed me out? It wasn’t like I’d said anything.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 13, p.252

I gritted my teeth. She was allowed to kill herself for a monster, but I wasn’t allowed to miss a few nights’ sleep to watch her do it?

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 13, p.252

Look who’s getting all paternal.

Leah Clearwater, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 13, p.255

Despite my best efforts, I’ve seen you naked before – doesn’t do much for me, so no worries.

Leah Clearwater, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 13, p.259

Nudity was an inconvenient but unavoidable part of pack life. We’d all thought nothing of it before Leah came along. Then it got awkward.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 13, p.259

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that Leah belongs wherever she wants to be.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 13, p.263

That is easily the freakin’ grossest thing I’ve heard in my life. Yuck. If there was anything in my stomach, it would be coming back.

Leah Clearwater, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 13, p.266

Mom dropped him a lot when he was a baby.

Leah Clearwater, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 13, p.266

I took the clothes gingerly between my teeth – ugh – and carried them back to the trees. Just in case this was some joke by the blond psychopath and I had a bunch of girls’ stuff here. Bet she’d love to see the look on my human face as I stood there naked, holding a sundress.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 14, p.268

What was with her? For crying out loud, she was married! Happily married, too – there was no question that she was in love with her vampire past the boundaries of sanity. And hugely pregnant, to top it off. So why did she have to be so damn thrilled to see me? Like I’d made her who freakin’ day by walking through the door. If she would just not care… Or more than that – really not want me around. It would be so much easier to stay away.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 14, p.270

Edward seemed to be in agreement with my thoughts – we were on the same wavelength so much lately it was crazy.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 14, p.270

How much blood would it take to keep her going? At some point, would they start trotting in the neighbors?

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 14, p.271

Where’s the flood, mutt?

Rosalie Hale, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 14, p.271

You know how you drown a blonde, Rosalie? Glue a mirror to the bottom of a pool.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 14, p.271

I snorted. Vampire mother hen – bizarre.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 14, p.272

Vampires get headaches?

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 14, p.276

Happy to be of service, ma’am.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 14, p.277

Could you keep it down? Sleeping, here.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 14, p.277

About time. The chainsaw impersonation was getting a little tired.

Rosalie Hale, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 14, p.278

What’s for breakfast? O negative or AB positive?

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 14, p.280

Clearly, there was no physical need strong enough to get Edward away from Bella now.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 14, p.283

This was the problem with hanging out with vampires – you got used to them. They started messing up the way you saw the world. They started feeling like friends.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 14, p.284

It made no sense for them to stay, and it would be better – not less painful, but healthier – for me if Bella left.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 15, p.288

Alice wants you, too. She says she’s tired of hanging out in the attic like a bat in the belfry.

Seth Clearwater, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 15, p.290

As much as I knew it was a stupid thing to do, I couldn’t stop myself. I must be some kind of masochist.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 15, p.291

Oh, wonderful. I knew I smelled something nasty.

Rosalie Hale, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 15, p.292

And, just like before, Bella’s face lit up like a kid’s on Christmas morning. Like I’d brought her the greatest gift ever. It was so unfair.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 15, p.292

Thanks, anyway, Alice, but I don’t think I’d want to eat something Blondie’s spit in. I’d bet my system wouldn’t take too kindly to venom.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 15, p.293

Enjoy, mongrel.

Rosalie Hale, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 15, p.294

It had once probably been a big mixing bowl, but she’d bent the bowl back in on itself until it was shaped almost exactly like a dog dish. I had to be impressed with her quick craftsmanship. And her attention to detail. She’d scratched the word Fido into the side. Excellent handwriting.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 15, p.294

Hey, do you know what you call a blonde with a brain? A golden retriever.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 15, p.294

Let me guess, someone around here used to cut hair in a salon in Paris?

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 15, p.295

So… um… what’s the, er, date? You know, the due date for the little monster.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 15, p.295

For a minute I tried to look at her from a distance, to separate myself from the pull. I knew it wasn’t my imagination that my need for her was stronger than ever. Why was that? Because she was dying? Or knowing that even if she didn’t, still – best case scenario – she’d be changing into something else that I wouldn’t know or understand?

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 15, p.296

Why do you want me here? Seth could keep you warm, and he’s probably easier to be around, happy little punk. But when I walk in the door, you smile like I’m your favorite person in the world.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 15, p.297

It feels… complete when you’re here, Jacob. Like all my family is together. I mean, I guess that’s what it’s like – I’ve never had a big family before now. It’s nice. But it’s just not whole unless you’re here.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 15, p.298

I’ll never be a part of your family, Bella.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 15, p.298

How about, ‘Jacob, I get a kick out of your pain.’

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 15, p.298

We got off track, Jake. Out of balance. You’re supposed to be part of my life – I can feel that, and so can you. But not like this. We did something wrong. No. I did. I did something wrong, and we got off track…

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 15, p.298

No. It’s not better. But I’m not going to force her to do anything that makes her unhappy now. Whatever happens, this makes her feel better. I’ll deal with the rest afterward.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 15, p.299

I’m not a bloodsucker, so maybe I’m missing something, but Charlie seems like kind of a strange choice for her first meal.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 15, p.300

I’ll deal with whatever comes. I won’t cause her pain now.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 15, p.301

Of course there were no survivors. Giving birth in the middle of a disease-infested swamp with a medicine man smearing sloth spit across your face to drive out the evil spirits was never the safest method.

Rosalie Hale, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 15, p.303

Silently, I lifted my doggy bowl off the floor. Then, with a quick, powerful flip of my wrist, I threw it into the back of Blondie’s head so hard that – with an earsplitting bang – it smashed flat before it ricocheted across the room and snapped the round top piece off the thick newel post at the foot of the stairs.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 15, p.304

Dumb blonde.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 15, p.304

You. Got. Food. In. My. Hair.

Rosalie Hale, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 15, p.304

I’m not going to forget this, dog.

Rosalie Hale, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 15, p.304

S’not so hard to erase a blonde’s memory. Just blow in her ear.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 15, p.304

Bella’s light snore started up again, accenting my sarcasm nicely.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 15, p.306

Wouldn’t want our precious parasites taking unnecessary chances.

Leah Clearwater, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 16, p.310

Ah, sweet success.

Leah Clearwater, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 16, p.311

I think you make a good Alpha. Not in the same way Sam does, but in your own way. You’re worth following, Jacob.

Leah Clearwater, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 16, p.312

I’m happier now, as a part of your pack, than I have been in years.

Leah Clearwater, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 16, p.312

Wow, this is going to sound bad. But, honestly, it will be easier to deal with your pain than face mine.

Leah Clearwater, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 16, p.315

I know it’s going to be bad for you, Jacob. I understand that – maybe better than you think. I don’t like her, but… she’s your Sam. She’s everything you want and everything you can’t have.

Leah Clearwater, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 16, p.315

At least Sam is happy. At least he’s alive and well. I love him enough that I want that. I want him to have what’s best for him. I just don’t want to stick around to watch.

Leah Clearwater, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 16, p.316

I wasn’t born a compassionless shrew. I used to be sort of nice, you know.

Leah Clearwater, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 16, p.316

Ugh. I so didn’t want to have this conversation.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 16, p.318

What’s wrong with going out and falling in love like a normal person, Leah? Imprinting is just another way of getting your choices taken away from you.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 16, p.319

I understand why your blond vampire is so cold – in the figurative sense. She’s focused. She’s got her eye on the prize, right? Because you always want the very most what you can never, ever have.

Leah Clearwater, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 16, p.319

That’s the funny thing about knowing you can’t have something. It makes you desperate.

Leah Clearwater, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 16, p.320

Edward and I weren’t the only ones who were burning over this. Alice loved Bella, too.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 16, p.321

I’d been planning to take off and get some Z’s, but the chance to ruin Rosalie’s morning seemed too good to pass up.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 16, p.323

Ew. Someone put the dog out.

Rosalie Hale, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 16, p.323

I have killed a hundred times more often than you have, you disgusting beast. Don’t forget that.

Rosalie Hale, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 16, p.324

Someday, Beauty Queen, you’re going to get tired of just threatening me. I’m really looking forward to that.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 16, p.324

It… the baby likes the sound of your voice.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 16, p.325

As he stared at them, his face was not frightened or angry or burning or any of the other expressions he’d worn since their return. He was marveling with her.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 16, p.326

You have the most beautiful voice in the universe. Who wouldn’t love it?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 16, p.327

In that moment, I knew that I was alone. All alone. I wanted to kick myself when I realized how much I’d been counting on that loathsome vampire. How stupid – as if you could ever trust a leech! Of course he would betray me in the end.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 16, p.327

Go, Jacob. Get away from here.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 16, p.328

In a sick way, it was my lucky day. If by lucky you meant taking a well-traveled highway at two hundred without so much as seeing one cop, even in the thirty-mile-an-hour speed-trap towns. What a letdown. A little chase action might have been nice, not to mention that the license plate info would bring the heat down on the leech. Sure, he’d buy his way out of it, but it might have been just a little inconvenient for him.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 17, p.330

Seemed like maybe getting your choices taken away from you wasn’t the very worst thing in the world. Maybe feeling like this was the very worst thing in the world.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 17, p.331

So how do you look for a random soul mate in a crowd? Well, first, I needed a crowd. So I tooled around, looking for a likely spot. I passed a couple of malls, which probably would’ve been pretty good places to find girls my age, but I couldn’t make myself stop. Did I want to imprint on some girl who hung out in a mall all day?

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 17, p.331

Sometimes they stared back. Sometimes they looked scared – like they were thinking, Who is this big freak glaring at me? Sometimes I thought they looked kind of interested, but maybe that was just my ego running wild.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 17, p.332

Maybe I was what Leah thought she was. Some kind of dead end that shouldn’t be passed on to another generation. Or maybe it was just that my life was a big, cruel joke, and there was no escape from the punch line.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 17, p.333

If you’re feeling that remorseful over boosting the car, you could always turn yourself in.

Lizzie, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 17, p.333

Nice girl who knew cars. Wow. I stared at her face harder, wishing I knew how to make it work. C’mon, Jake – imprint already.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 17, p.334

I wasn’t in that healthier place where Leah was headed. I wasn’t going to be able to fall in love like a normal person. Not when I was bleeding over someone else. Maybe – if it was ten years from now and Bella’s heart was long dead and I’d hauled myself through the whole grieving process and come out in one piece again – maybe then I could offer Lizzie a ride in a fast car and talk makes and models and get to know something about her and see if I liked her as a person. But that wasn’t going to happen now. Magic wasn’t going to save me. I was just going to have to take the torture like a man. Suck it up.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 17, p.334

Glad to hear you’re going straight.

Lizzie, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 17, p.335

I’m not going to pretend that I understand why Bella is unable to let go of you, but I do know that she does not behave this way to hurt you. She suffers a great deal over the pain she’s inflicting on you, and on me, by asking you to stay.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 17, p.338

So the psycho was “Rose” now. He’d completely crossed over to the dark side.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 17, p.339

I stared at Edward, feeling sort of like my eyes might pop out of their sockets. Underneath that disbelief, I could see right away that this was the critical factor. This was what had changed Edward – that the monster had convinced him of this love. He couldn’t hate what loved Bella. It was probably why he couldn’t hate me, either. There was a big difference, though. I wasn’t killing her.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 17, p.339

I’m sorry. I am truly sorry for the pain this causes you, Jacob. Though you hate me, I must admit that I don’t feel the same about you. I think of you as a… a brother in many ways. A comrade in arms, at the very least. I regret your suffering more than you realize. But Bella is going to survive, and I know that’s what really matters to you.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 17, p.341

I want your permission to deviate from what we agreed to in our treaty with Ephraim. I want you to grant us an exception. I want your permission to save her life. You know I’ll do it anyway, but I don’t want to break faith with you if there is any way to avoid it. We never intended to go back on our word, and we don’t do it lightly now. I want your understanding, Jacob, because you know exactly why we do this. I want the alliance between our families to survive when this is over.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 17, p.342

Crazy how easy it was, walking through the dark with a vampire right beside me. It didn’t feel unsafe, or even uncomfortable, really. It felt like walking next to anybody. Well, anybody who smelled bad.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 17, p.343

He has one of the purest, sincerest, kindest minds I’ve ever heard. You’re lucky to have his thoughts to share.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 17, p.343

You can talk when you’re not being stupid.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 17, p.345

Tomorrow, she’d be someone else. But hopefully alive, and that was what counted, right? She’d look at me with the same eyes, sort of. Smile with the same lips, almost. She’d still know me better than anyone who didn’t have full access to the inside of my head. Leah might be an interesting companion, maybe even a true friend – someone who would stand up for me. But she wasn’t my best friend the way that Bella was. Aside from the impossible love I felt for Bella, there was also that other bond, and it ran bone deep. Tomorrow, she’d be my enemy. Or she’d be my ally. And, apparently, the distinction was up to me.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 17, p.345

Rose’ll catch me if I trip over my feet. Which could happen pretty easily, since I can’t see them.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 17, p.346

You stay with me now, Bella! Do you hear me? Stay! You’re not leaving me! Keep your heart beating!

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 18, p.352

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men… But there was nothing there, just me, just him. Working over a corpse. Because that’s all that was left of the girl we both loved. This broken, bled-out, mangled corpse. We couldn’t put Bella together again.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 18, p.355

This was it, then. The ocean of pain. The other shore so far away across the boiling water that I couldn’t imagine it, much less see it. I felt empty again, now that I’d lost my purpose. Saving Bella had been my fight for so long now. And she wouldn’t be saved.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 18, p.356

Of course it would want blood. What else would you feed the kind of monster that would brutally mutilate its own mother? It might as well have been drinking Bella’s blood. Maybe it was.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 18, p.357

Why should I let him get away from what he’d done? Wouldn’t it be more fair – more satisfying – to let him live with nothing, nothing at all?

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 18, p.358

Everything inside me came undone as I stared at the tiny porcelain face of the half-vampire, half-human baby. All the lines that held me to my life were sliced apart in swift cuts, like clipping the strings to a bunch of balloons. Everything that made me who I was – my love for the dead girl upstairs, my love for my father, my loyalty to my new pack, the love for my other brothers, my hatred for my enemies, my home, my name, my self – disconnected from me in that second – snip, snip, snip – and floated up into space. I was not left drifting. A new string held me where I was.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 18, p.360

The gravity of the earth no longer tied me to the place where I stood. It was the baby girl in the blond vampire’s arms that held me here now. Renesmee.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 18, p.360

We’re going to die, I thought in panic. I was desperate for the precious one I guarded, but even to think of that was a lapse in attention I could not afford.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Book Three Preface, p.367

Non-reality was black, and it didn’t hurt so much. Reality was red, and it felt like I was being sawed in half, hit by a bus, punched by a prize fighter, trampled by bulls, and submerged in acid, all at the same time. Reality was feeling my body twist and flip when I couldn’t possibly move because of the pain. Reality was knowing there was something so much more important than all this torture, and not being able to remember what it was. Reality had come on so fast.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 19, p.369

Her tiny face was so absolutely perfect that it stunned me. She was even more beautiful than her father. Unbelievable. Impossible.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 19, p.372

If I did the easy thing now, let the black nothingness erase me, I would hurt them. Edward. Edward. My life and his were twisted into a single strand. Cut one, and you cut both. If he were gone, I would not be able to live through that. If I were gone, he wouldn’t like through it, either. And a world without Edward seemed completely pointless. Edward had to exist. Jacob – who’d said goodbye to me over and over but kept coming back when I needed him. Jacob, who I’d wounded so many times it was criminal. Would I hurt him again, in the worst way yet? He’d stayed for me, despite everything. Now all he asked was that I stay for him.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 19, p.373

It was sort of the pattern to my life – I’d never been strong enough to deal with the things outside my control, to attack the enemies or outrun them. To avoid the pain. Always human and weak, the only thing I’d ever been able to do was keep going. Endure. Survive. It had been enough up to this point. It would have to be enough today. I would endure this until help came. I knew Edward would be doing everything he could. He would not give up. Neither would I.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 19, p.374

I had done it. Against the odds, I had been strong enough to survive Renesmee, to hold on to her until she was strong enough to live without me.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 19, p.375

I hadn’t guessed that the morphine would have this effect – that it would pin me down and gag me. Hold me paralyzed while I burned. I knew all the stories. I knew that Carlisle had kept quiet enough to avoid discovery while he burned. I knew that, according to Rosalie, it did no good to scream. And I’d hoped that maybe I could be like Carlisle. That I would believe Rosalie’s words and keep my mouth shut. Because I knew that every scream that escaped my lips would torment Edward. Now it seemed like a hideous joke that I was getting my wish fulfilled. If I couldn’t scream, how could I tell them to kill me?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 19, p.377

Though the fire did not decrease one tiny degree – in fact, I began to develop a new capacity for experiencing it, a new sensitivity to appreciate, separately, each blistering tongue of flame that licked through my veins – I discovered that I could think around it. I could remember why I shouldn’t scream. I could remember the reason why I’d committed to enduring this unendurable agony. I could remember that, though it felt impossible now, there was something that might be worth the torture.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 19, p.378

It was harder not to answer this voice, but I stayed paralyzed. I knew that the pain in his voice now was nothing compared to what it could be. Right now he only feared that I was suffering.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 19, p.380

Bella, I love you. Bella, I’m sorry.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 19, p.380

I’m sure she’ll surprise me. She always does.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 19, p.381

She’s going to be dazzling.

Alice Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 19, p.383

Edward didn’t answer, but Alice’s words gave me hope that maybe I didn’t resemble the charcoal briquette I felt like. It seemed as if I must be just a pile of charred bones by now. Every cell in my body had been razed to ash.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 19, p.383

I didn’t need the air. My lungs weren’t waiting for it. They reacted indifferently to the influx. I did not need the air, but I liked it.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 20, p.388

Oh. Of course. Edward wouldn’t feel cold to me. We were the same temperature now.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 20, p.389

Jasper and Emmett were in the front to protect the others, as I had assumed. What I hadn’t grasped immediately was that I was the danger.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 20, p.390

How many times had I stared at Edward and marveled over his beauty? How many hours – days, weeks – of my life had I spent dreaming about what I then deemed to be perfection? I thought I’d known his face better than my own. I’d thought this was the one sure physical thing in my whole world: the flawlessness of Edward’s face. I may as well have been blind. For the first time, with the dimming shadows and limiting weakness of humanity taken off my eyes, I saw his face. I gasped and then struggled with my vocabulary, unable to find the right words. I needed better words.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 20, p.390

His touch seemed to sweep beneath the surface of my skin, right through the bones of my face. The feeling was tingly, electric – it jolted through my bones, down my spine, and trembled in my stomach. Wait, I thought as the trembling blossomed into a warmth, a yearning. Wasn’t I supposed to lose this? Wasn’t giving up this feeling a part of the bargain?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 20, p.392

Um… carefully, Bella. Ow.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 20, p.393

He smiled the kind of smile that would have stopped my heart if it were still beating.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 20, p.393

Don’t panic, love. You’re just a bit stronger than I am for the moment.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 20, p.393

I was stronger than Edward. I’d made him say ow.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 20, p.393

It was like he’d never kissed me – like this was our first kiss. And, in truth, he’d never kissed me this way before. It almost made me feel guilty. Surely I was in breach of the contract. I shouldn’t be allowed to have this, too.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 20, p.394

You’ve been holding out on me.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 20, p.395

Now it’s your turn to not break me.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 20, p.395

Let’s hunt, Bella.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 20, p.398

I was under the impression that you’d always wanted to see me hunt.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 20, p.398

I knew there was nothing left inside me, and I faintly remembered the bloody removal scene, but the physical proof was still hard to process. All I knew was loving my little nudger inside of me. Outside of me, she seemed like something I must have imagined. A fading dream – a dream that was half nightmare.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 20, p.399

You promised I could be there the first time! What if you two run past something reflective?

Alice Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 20, p.401

Edward gave me grief for not getting you to a mirror before the wedding. I’m not going to be chewed out again.

Alice Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 20, p.402

I’ve never seen a newborn do that – stop an emotion in its tracks that way. You were upset, but when you saw our concern, you reined it in, regained power over yourself. I was prepared to help, but you didn’t need it.

Jasper Hale, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 20, p.404

I stared at the beautiful woman with the terrifying eyes, looking for pieces of me. There was something there in the shape of her lips – if you looked past the dizzying beauty, it was true that her upper lip was slightly out of balance, a bit too full to match the lower. Finding this familiar little flaw made me feel a tiny bit better. Maybe the rest of me was in there, too.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 20, p.405

I was rather hoping that I’d be able to hear your mind, now that it is more similar to my own. And here I am, as frustrated as ever, wondering what could possibly be going on inside your head.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 20, p.406

I guess my brain will never work right. At least I’m pretty.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 20, p.406

Bella, you have never been merely pretty.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 20, p.406

We have all eternity, and you’re worried about the time it would take to walk to the back door?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 21, p.407

Right. I was the monster now. I had to keep away from scents that might trigger my wild side. From the people that I loved in particular. Even the ones I didn’t really know yet.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 21, p.408

And I was very conscious of my family behind me, watching silently. Mostly silently. Emmett had already chuckled under his breath once. One mistake, and he’d be rolling on the floor. Then the jokes about the world’s only clumsy vampire would start.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 21, p.408

That was quite graceful – even for a vampire.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 21, p.409

It was the first time anyone had ever applied the word graceful to me in my entire life… or, well, existence anyway.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 21, p.409

Her fashion sense hasn’t improved as much as her balance.

Alice Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 21, p.409

So Jacob was watching, too? I couldn’t imagine what he was thinking now, or what he was still doing here. I’d envisioned our reunion – if he could ever forgive me – taking place far in the future, when I was more stable, and time had healed the wounds I’d inflicted in his heart.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 21, p.411

Follow me… if you can.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 21, p.412

I could finally understand why Edward never hit the trees when he ran – a question that had always been a mystery to me. It was a peculiar sensation, the balance between the speed and the clarity. For, while I rocketed over, under, and through the thick jade maze at a rate that should have reduced everything around me to a streaky green blur, I could plainly see each tiny leaf on all the small branches of every insignificant shrub that I passed.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 21, p.413

Why are you laughing at me?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 21, p.419

I’m not laughing at you, Bella. I’m laughing because I am in shock. And I am in shock because I am completely amazed.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 21, p.420

You shouldn’t be able to do any of this. You shouldn’t be so… so rational. You shouldn’t be able to stand here discussing this with me calmly and coolly. And, much more than any of that, you should not have been able to break off mid-hunt with the scent of human blood in the air. Even mature vampires have difficulty with that – we’re always careful of where we hunt so as not to put ourselves in the path of temptation. Bella, you’re behaving like you’re decades rather than days old.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 21, p.420

What wouldn’t I give to be able to see into your mind for just this one moment.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 21, p.420

Such powerful emotions. I’d been prepared for the thirst part, but not this. I’d been so sure it wouldn’t be the same when he touched me. Well, truthfully, it wasn’t the same. It was stronger.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 21, p.420

I thought I wouldn’t feel this way for a long time? But I still want you.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 21, p.421

You did perfectly fine. It’s just that… it was much more difficult for me to watch than it should have been. It goes against the grain, letting you wrestle with lion. I was having an anxiety attack the whole time.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 21, p.423

It was a surprisingly sensual experience to observe Edward hunting. His smooth spring was like the sinuous strike of a snake; his hands were so sure, so strong, so completely inescapable; his full lips were perfect as they parted gracefully over his gleaming teeth. He was glorious. I felt a sudden jolt of both pride and desire. He was mine. Nothing could ever separate him from me now. I was too strong to be torn from his side.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 21, p.425

My old mind hadn’t been capable of holding this much love. My old heart had not been strong enough to bear it. Maybe this was the part of me that I’d brought forward to be intensified in my new life. Like Carlisle’s compassion and Esme’s devotion. I would probably never be able to do anything interesting or special like Edward, Alice, and Jasper could do. Maybe I would just love Edward more than anyone in the history of the world had ever loved anyone else. I could live with that.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 21, p.426

The only parents in the world who don’t need sleep, and our child already sleeps through the night.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.429

Oops. I didn’t mean to tackle you like that. Are you okay?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 21, p.427

Jacob isn’t suffering. Though I might be willing to change his condition.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.430

It seemed odd now that I had needed him so much then. That sense of absence without him near had vanished; it must have been a human weakness.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.430

I promised him that I would let him explain, but I doubt you’ll see it much differently than I do. Of course, I’m often wrong about your thoughts, aren’t I?

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.430

Then he smiled his familiar smile, the smile of a kindred spirit, and I was sure our friendship was intact. It was just like before, when we were hanging out in his homemade garage, just two friends killing time. Easy and normal. Again, I noticed that the strange need I’d felt for him before I’d changed was completely gone. He was just my friend, the way it was supposed to be.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.433

I gotta say it, Bells. You’re a freak show.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.433

Watch yourself, mongrel.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.433

You still look like you – sort of. Maybe it’s not the look so much as… you are Bella. I didn’t think it would feel like you were still here.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.434

Maybe I’m hoping she’ll get irritated and rip your head off.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.434

I’m getting older here, Bella. Okay, not technically, but you get the idea.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.435

Huh. I can see what everyone’s been going on about. You stink, Jacob.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.436

Jacob just kept grinning. This made me feel hopeful that things were going to be right between us, the way they hadn’t been for so long now. Maybe now I could truly be his friend, since I disgusted him enough physically that he couldn’t love me the same way as before. Maybe that was all I needed.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.436

We’ll take care of you, Bella. Don’t worry, we’ll be ready. None of us would risk Renesmee. I think you’ll be surprised at how entirely she’s already wrapped us all around her little fingers. She’ll be perfectly safe, no matter what.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.437

Oh, give her some credit. She wasn’t going to do anything. You’d want a closer look, too.

Alice Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.439

He’s not telling it right. He left out the part where I growled at him.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.442

Did ya get in a couple of good swipes?

Emmett Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.442

Aw, what a waste. And here you’re probably the one person who could take him – since he can’t get in your head to cheat – and you had a perfect excuse, too. I’ve been dying to see how he’d do without that advantage.

Emmett Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.442

It was the only memory she had of you. She’s letting you know that she’s made the connection, that she knows who you are.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.446

It seemed very natural to lean in and press my lips to her forehead. She smelled wonderful. The scent of her skin set my throat burning, but it was easy to ignore. It didn’t strip the joy from the moment. Renesmee was real and I knew her. She was the same one I’d fought for from the beginning. My little nudger, the one who loved me from the inside, too. Half Edward, perfect and lovely. And half me – which, surprisingly, made her better rather than detracting. I’d been right all along. She was worth the fight.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.447

Just because I understand, it doesn’t mean I won’t throw you out, Jacob. Bella’s doing extraordinarily well. Don’t ruin the moment for her.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.447

I’ll help him toss you, dog. I owe you a good kick in the gut.

Rosalie Hale, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.447

Edward, I don’t want to hurt you, so please let go of me.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.448

You stupid mutt! You could you! My baby!

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.449

I’ve held her all of one time, and already you think you have some moronic wolfy claim on her? She’s mine.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.449

How dare you imprint on my baby? Have you lost your mind?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.449

You said we belonged in each other’s lives, right? That we were family. You said that was how you and I were supposed to be. So… now we are. It’s what you want.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.450

You think you’ll be part of my family as my son-in-law!

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.450

Stop her, Edward. She’ll be unhappy if she hurts him.

Esme Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.450

You know I don’t think of her that way! Do you think Edward would have let me live this long if I did? All I want is for her to be safe and happy – is that so bad? So different from what you want?

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.450

Amazing, isn’t she?

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.450

She hasn’t gone for his throat even once.

Carlisle Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.450

Run away while you still can.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.451

You nicknamed my daughter after the Loch Ness Monster?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 22, p.451

Edward was still apologizing, and I didn’t think that was either fair or appropriate. After all, Edward hadn’t tried to rip Jacob’s head off – Jacob, who wouldn’t even phase to protect himself – and then accidentally broken Seth’s shoulder and collarbone when he jumped in between. Edward hadn’t almost killed his best friend.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 23, p.452

Bella, love, no one is judging you. You’re doing so well.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 23, p.453

I tried to erase the anger from my system entirely, but it was hard, knowing that Jacob was outside with Renesmee right now. Keeping her safe from me, the crazed newborn.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 23, p.453

I mean, at least you didn’t bite me or anything. That would’ve sucked.

Seth Clearwater, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 23, p.453

Lucky thing Ness – Renesmee’s not venomous. ‘Cause she bites Jake all the time.

Seth Clearwater, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 23, p.454

I wish treating humans were this instantaneously gratifying.

Carlisle Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 23, p.454

It rankled to realize over and over again how much I owed Jacob when I just wanted to be mad at him.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 23, p.456

Jacob, I thought, despite myself. Though that yearning was both vanished and defined – and I was vastly relieved that it was – he was still my friend. Someone who knew the real me and accepted her. Even has a monster.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 23, p.459

I remembered further back, to the fuzzy, weak memories of my human life. Back to the very hardest part to remember – the time without Edward, a time so dark I’d tried to bury it in my head. I couldn’t get the words exactly right; I only remembered wishing that Jacob were my brother so that we could love each other without any confusion or pain. Family. But I’d never factored a daughter into the equation.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 23, p.459

There was still enough petty ire in my system to make me glad, not for his pain, but for the idea of having Renesmee away from him. How was I supposed to deal with having her belong to Jacob when she only barely seemed to belong to me?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 23, p.459

I felt irritated again, like Jacob was stealing my lines – and delivering them all wrong.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 23, p.462

Thirstiness was way down the list right now. Besides, Renesmee smelled good in a very non-food way.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 23, p.462

Renesmee smiled her brilliant smile, and her memory eyes did not leave Jacob through all the following mess. I tasted a new flavor to the memory – not exactly protective, more possessive – as she watched Jacob. I got the distinct impression that she was glad Seth had put himself in front of my spring. She didn’t want Jacob hurt. He was hers.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 23, p.463

It’s just because he tastes better than the rest of us.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 23, p.463

I can’t understand. I can’t bear this.

Jasper Hale, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 23, p.464

For a tiny space, I was disappointed. What? No magic visions, no formidable offensive abilities like, oh, shooting lightning bolts from my eyes or something? Nothing helpful or cool at all?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 23, p.466

I was pleased by how often my face – both of my faces, hideous human and glorious immortal – cropped up in her unconscious thoughts. More than Edward or Rosalie. I was neck and neck with Jacob; I tried not to let that get to me. For the first time, I understood how Edward had been able to watch me sleep night after boring night, just to hear me talk in my sleep. I could watch Renesmee dream forever.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 23, p.469

No. No way! No, this doesn’t count. I stopped aging three days ago. I am eighteen forever.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 24, p.471

But look at how she’s dressed. It’s been killing me all day. That is clearly the priority.

Alice Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 24, p.472

I know – I’ll play you for it. Rock, paper, scissors.

Alice Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 24, p.472

Why don’t you just tell me who wins?

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 24, p.472

I think it might be more fun if Jacob was awake for the big reveal, don’t you agree? So that someone there is able to express the right level of enthusiasm?

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 24, p.472

She has never been set down in her entire life. She’s going to be the most spoiled half-vampire in existence.

Alice Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 24, p.473

Rosalie grinned at me, and I was glad to see that the new comradeship between us was still there in her smile. I hadn’t been entirely sure it would last after Renesmee’s life was no longer tied to mine. But maybe we had fought together on the same side long enough that we would always be friends now. I’d finally made the same choice she would have if she’d been in my shoes. That seemed to have washed away her resentment for all my other choices.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 24, p.473

I realized that lots of things about me – like truly hating surprises, and not liking gifts in general much more – had not changed one bit. It was a relief and revelation to discover how much of my essential core traits had come with me into this new body. I hadn’t expected to be myself.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 24, p.474

Just a few seconds more, Bella. Then she’ll go annoy someone else.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 24, p.475

I wasn’t afraid of hitting a tree; the tree would be the only one getting hurt in that scenario.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 24, p.475

You’re giving me a house for my birthday?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 24, p.476

Alone time is their other gift. Alice was trying to be subtle about it.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 24, p.477

I was just thinking – today is the first and last day of forever. It’s kind of hard to wrap my head around it. Even with all this extra room for wrapping.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 24, p.478

Edward had always thought that he belonged to the world of horror stories. Of course, I’d known that he was dead wrong. It was obvious that he belonged here. In a fairy tale. And now I was in the story with him.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 24, p.479

I sighed. My baby, the sea serpent. Maybe there was no help for it. Well, I wasn’t giving in.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 24, p.480

We’re going to tell Alice that I ran right to the clothes. We’re going to tell her I spent hours in there playing dress-up. We’re going to lie.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 24, p.481

I could really appreciate him now – could properly see every beautiful line of his perfect face, of his long, flawless body with my strong new eyes, every angle and every plane of him. I could taste his pure, vivid scent on my tongue and feel the unbelievable silkiness of his marble skin under my sensitive fingertips.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 24, p.482

He had the most beautiful, perfect body in the world and I had him all to myself, and it didn’t feel like I was every going to find a point where I would think, Now I’ve had enough for one day. I was always going to want more. And the day was never going to end. So, in such a situation, how did we ever stop? It didn’t bother me at all that I had no answer.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 24, p.483

I am purely full of joy, because I am missing nothing. No one has more than I do now.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 24, p.484

There’s a tremendous amount of time left over when you don’t have to sleep. It makes balancing your… interests quite easy. There’s a reason why I’m the best musician in the family, why – besides Carlisle – I’ve read the most books, studied the most sciences, become fluent in the most languages… Emmett would have you believe that I’m such a know-it-all because of the mind reading, but the truth is that I’ve just had a lot of free time.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 24, p.485

So it’s still standing? I would’ve thought you two had knocked it to rubble by now. What were you doing last night? Discussing the national debt?

Emmett Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.490

I gritted my teeth and reminded myself of the negative consequences when I’d let my temper get away from me yesterday. Of course, Emmett wasn’t as breakable as Seth…

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.490

The more time he spends here, the less chance there is that we’ll ever get the smell out.

Rosalie Hale, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.491

I’m sure you’ll ace your classes… apparently there’s nothing interesting for you to do at night besides study.

Emmett Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.491

Look at you! You need me to show you how to use your closet.

Alice Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.492

I didn’t put him in danger. Except from you. But you’ve got some kind of supernatural self-control, right? Not as good as mind ready, if you ask me. Much less exciting.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.493

That’s just a theory, mongrel. You think we should test it out on Charlie? Did you consider the physical pain you’re putting Bella through, even if she can resist? Or the emotional pain if she doesn’t? I suppose what happens to Bella no longer concerns you!

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.494

He’s brave. Brave as you are. Didn’t pass out or throw up or anything. I gotta say, I was impressed. You should’ve seen his face when I started taking my clothes off, though. Priceless.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.495

If you’d give this just a minute, you’ll see that I did you a favor here.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.495

You have thirty seconds to tell me every single word before I give Renesmee to Rosalie and rip your miserable head off. Seth won’t be able to stop me this time.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.495

Jeez, Bells. You didn’t used to be so melodramatic. Is that a vampire thing?

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.495

I phased back and got dressed, and then after he started breathing again, I said something like, ‘Charlie, you don’t live in the world you thought you lived in. The good news is, nothing has changed – except that now you know. Life’ll go on the same way it always has. You can go right back to pretending that you don’t believe any of this.’

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.496

After a few minutes, he asked, real quietly, if you turned into an animal, too. And I said, ‘She wishes she was that cool!’

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.496

His main request is that he be told as little as possible about all of this. If it’s not absolutely essential for him to know something, then keep it to yourself. Need to know, only.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.497

I didn’t think you’d mind me lying. That’s all part of the game, right?

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.498

Bella, things are different with us now, but you’ll always be my best friend, and I’ll always love you. But I’ll love you the right way now. There’s finally a balance. We both have people we can’t live without.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.498

If I don’t kill Charlie tonight, I’ll consider forgiving you for this.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.499

I’m actually holding her so that my hands aren’t free to kill you, Jacob.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.499

Undiluted fear ripped through my stomach as the enormity of what I was about to do hit me. I was going to gamble on my iffy self-control with my pure human father as the guinea pig.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.499

If I didn’t believe you could handle it, we’d disappear today. This very minute. But you can. And you’ll be happier if you can have Charlie in your life.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.500

Yes, yes, she always looks gorgeous.

Alice Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.501

No, I don’t care if you bite Jacob. That’s fine.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.504

Edward hadn’t forgiven Jacob, because he knew that no matter what happened now, I was going to be hurting. But I’d take the burn happily if that were the worst thing I’d face tonight.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.504

As far as Charlie knows, you’re the most repulsive monster of us all.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.504

It wasn’t precisely a peck on the lips, and my wild vampiric reactions took me off guard yet again. Edward’s lips were like a shot of some addictive chemical straight into my nervous system. I was instantly craving more. It took all my concentration to remember the baby in my arms.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.504

I hoped Charlie could see past the changes in my new face to read the remorse there.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.507

You gonna make me a grandpa so young?

Charlie Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.508

Charlie shot an incredulous glance at Carlisle, still standing by the front door; he looked like Zeus’s younger, better-looking brother.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.509

I don’t want to know everything, but I’m done with the lies!

Charlie Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.509

I’m sorry, but you need to know the public story more than you need to know the truth. If you’re going to be part of this secret, the public story is the one that counts. It’s to protect Bella and Renesmee as well as the rest of us. Can you go along with the lies for them?

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.509

Oh, c’mon, Charlie. I’m the same person I’ve always been. Just pretend this afternoon didn’t happen.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.510

Everything’s going to be great, Charlie. Just try to not believe anything you see.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.511

‘Bout time somebody scored around here.

Emmett Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 25, p.511

This stuff isn’t for the fainthearted.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 26, p.512

Love you too, kid. Whatever else has changed, that hasn’t.

Charlie Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 26, p.514

Sturdy if good. She’ll need to be tough, surrounded by all this craziness. Prettiest baby I ever saw, including you, kid. Sorry, but it’s true.

Charlie Swan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 26, p.515

I remembered how it felt, that first uncomfortable immersion in fantasy – the sensation that everything would disappear in the light of the rising sun.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 26, p.516

I’d actually made it through the whole day without hurting Charlie. All by myself. I must have a superpower! It seemed too good to be true. Could I really have both my new family and some of my old as well? And I’d thought that yesterday had been perfect.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 26, p.517

I’m not even sure she’s really a vampire, let alone a newborn. She’s too tame.

Emmett Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 26, p.517

Oooo, scary.

Emmett Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 26, p.517

It’s a little dense, don’t you think, to antagonize the strongest vampire in the house?

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 26, p.518

Emmett, how do you feel about a little bet?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 26, p.518

You. Me. Arm-wrestling. Dining room table. Now.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 26, p.518

You gonna back down so easy, little sister? Not much wild about you, is there? I bet that cottage doesn’t have a scratch. Did Edward tell you how many houses Rose and I smashed?

Emmett Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 26, p.520

I’d been so careful since the last time I woke up, trying so hard not to break things. It was a relief to use my muscles. To let the strength flow rather than struggling to restrain it.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 26, p.520

Just keep your mouth shut.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 26, p.520

It’s not going to wear off that fast. Maybe you ought to give it a month.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 26, p.521

Hey, whatever makes you happy, big brother.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 26, p.521

Fascinated by the undeniable proof that I was stronger than the strongest vampire I’d ever known, I placed my hand, fingers spread wide, against the rock. Then I dug my fingers slowly into the stone, crushing rather than digging; the consistency reminded me of hard cheese. I ended up with a handful of gravel.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 26, p.521

Tell me you didn’t let go a bit on your first run, dog.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 26, p.522

Bella’s supposed to be a grown-up. Married and a mom and all that. Shouldn’t there be more dignity?

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 26, p.522

Freaky Bella.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 26, p.523

What an amazing creature she is.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 26, p.523

He was both dazzling and dazzled.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 26, p.523

It was a strange feeling – not surprising, I supposed, since everything felt strange now – this being a natural at something. As a human, I’d never been best at anything.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 26, p.523

After eighteen years of mediocrity, I was pretty used to being average. I realized now that I’d long ago given up any aspirations of shining at anything. I just did the best with what I had, never quite fitting into my world. So this was really different. I was amazing now – to them and to myself. It was like I had been born to be a vampire. The idea made me want to laugh, but it also made me want to sing. I had found my true place in the world, the place I fit, the place I shined.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 26, p.523

I took mythology a lot more seriously since I’d become a vampire.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 27, p.525

Happiness was the main component in my life now, the dominant pattern in the tapestry.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 27, p.527

You know how Jasper is – he can’t resist a good emotional climate. You’re so happy all the time, love, he gravitates toward you without thinking.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 27, p.527

The days were not long enough for me to get my fill of adoring my daughter; the nights did not have enough hours to satisfy my need for Edward.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 27, p.527

Even freed from old nightmares, from any dreams at all, it was impossible to forget the Volturi. Nor did they leave us without reminders.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 27, p.531

I always wondered where the crown jewels disappeared to after John of England pawned them in the thirteenth century. I suppose it doesn’t surprise me that the Volturi have their share.

Carlisle Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 27, p.532

I’m not my pack’s nanny.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 27, p.534

Are you officially dropping out of high school, then? If you’re going to keep up with Renesmee, you’re going to have to study a lot harder.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 27, p.534

It doesn’t count if you cheat.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 27, p.535

Jacob was more a child than Renesmee sometimes.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 27, p.535

When I returned, I would take Jacob’s side. He should come with us. He had as big a stake in this as any of us – his entire life was at stake, just like mine.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 27, p.536

The Amazon offered a change from our normal quarry. Jaguars and panthers, for example. Emmett had a whim to wrestle with an anaconda.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 28, p.542

My first illogical thought was that Alice was playing some joke on us. Because there was no way that Alice could have dropped the vase by accident. I could have darted across the room to catch the vase in plenty of time myself, if I hadn’t assumed she would get it. And how would it fall through her fingers in the first place? Her perfectly sure fingers… I had never seen a vampire drop anything by accident. Ever.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 28, p.543

I felt not like stone but ice. For the first time since I’d been reborn a vampire, I felt cold.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 28, p.544

We’ve done nothing! And if we had, what could we possibly do that would bring this down on us?

Carlisle Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 28, p.545

After all, the Cullens were in league with werewolves. From Irina’s point of view, maybe this meant nothing was beyond us…

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 28, p.547

His voice was still quiet, gentle, velvet… and yet the pain and desolation in the sound was unavoidable. His voice was like Alice’s eyes before – like the inside of a tomb.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 28, p.548

Was this the limit, then? I’d had more happiness than most people ever experienced. Was there some natural law that demanded equal shares of happiness and misery in the world? Was my joy overthrowing the balance?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 28, p.549

Chill, Bella.

Emmett Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 28, p.549

There was a hint of a smile on Emmett’s face now. I was surprised no one had hit him yet. I wanted to.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 28, p.550

Don’t mess with me, Bella, please!

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 28, p.553

It’s over. We’ve all been sentenced to die.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 28, p.553

The sunlight broke through the back windows, sparkling on Edward’s skin. My eyes had not moved from his since Alice’s departure. We’d stared at each other all night, staring at what neither of us could live through losing; the other. I saw my reflection glimmer in his agonized eyes as the sun touched my own skin.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 29, p.555

Emmett cussed loud enough that Jacob lurched to his feet with a growl. In the yard, his growl was echoed by his pack. My family was already a blur of action.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 29, p.556

We don’t know what she saw. Alice is neither unfeeling nor a coward. She just has more information than we do.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 29, p.559

You are bound differently than we are. We each still have our free will.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 29, p.559

Don’t get your family slaughtered for pride.

Carlisle Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 29, p.559

I didn’t know how to cry in this body; I couldn’t do anything but stare. There was no feeling yet. Everything seemed unreal, like I was dreaming again after all these months. Having a nightmare.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 29, p.560

I’m not going down without a fight.

Emmett Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 29, p.561

We would fight, they would fight, and we would all die.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 29, p.561

I couldn’t let you walk away from me. It hurt just to imagine it.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 29, p.562

I did not know what Alice was trying to tell me, only that she’d gone to great lengths to keep it from anyone but me. The one person whose mind Edward could not read. So she must want to keep him in the dark, and it was probably for a good reason.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 29, p.564

I was the only person in the world who could lie to Edward. Was that what Alice wanted from me? Her last request?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 29, p.564

The whole imprinted-werewolf-gives-the-object-of-his-imprinting-whatever-she-wants thing was getting old pretty fast.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 29, p.567

Some friends. They’d turn on you just because of who you hang out with now?

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 29, p.568

Listening to Alice is usually the right thing.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 29, p.569

Did vampires ever do anything absentmindedly?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 29, p.569

I didn’t know if I could stand this. As much as I feared for my life, for Edward’s, for the rest of my family’s, it was not the same as the gut-wrenching terror I felt for my daughter. There had to be a way to save her, even if that was the only thing I could do. Suddenly, I knew that this was all I wanted anymore. The rest I would bear if I had to, but not her life being forfeited. Not that. She was the one thing I simply had to save.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 29, p.570

I don’t know. But she’s Alice. She’s doing the right thing, like always.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 29, p.570

So this was what it felt like to cry.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 29, p.571

I’d been planning on needing years just to somewhat organize the overwhelming passion I felt for him physically. And then centuries after that to enjoy it. If we had only a month left together… Well, I didn’t see how I could stand to have this end. For the moment I couldn’t help but be selfish. All I wanted was to love him as much as possible in the limited time given to me.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 30, p.573

Edward, will you teach me how to fight?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 30, p.574

He froze, and then his eyes swept over me with a deep significance, like he was looking at me for the first or last time.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 30, p.574

If it comes to a fight, there won’t be much any of us can do.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 30, p.574

Would you leave me unable to defend myself?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 30, p.575

I was a tiny bit special, in my own way – if having a supernaturally thick skull could really be considered special.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 30, p.575

Edward cut me off, his voice abruptly panicked. He was probably seeing the same image in his head that I was: the Cullens standing helpless, senseless pillars on the killing field – all but me. I’d be the only one who could fight.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 30, p.577

I will try to teach you what I can, but please don’t make me think about you sacrificing yourself as a diversion…

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 30, p.577

I have to learn everything. As much as you can possibly cram into my head in the next month.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 30, p.578

For Alice. It’s the only thanks I can give her now for the last fifty years.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 30, p.579

The Volturi aren’t supposed to be the villains, the way they seem to you. They are the foundation of our peace and civilization. Each member of the guard chooses to serve them. It’s quite prestigious; they all are proud to be there, not forced to be there.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 30, p.580

Edward, no matter how many friends you gather, we can’t help you win. We can only die with you.

Tanya, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 30, p.591

It is your own life, certainly, to spend as you choose.

Tanya, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 31, p.594

A very talented family. A mind reader for a father, a shield for a mother, and then whatever magic this extraordinary child has bewitched us with.

Eleazar, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 31, p.595

Ironic. Aro sent me all over the world searching for such anomalies, and you simply stumble across it by accident and don’t even realize what you have.

Eleazar, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 31, p.596

In truth, categorizing talents is a subjective, haphazard business; every talent is unique, never exactly the same thing twice. But you, Bella, are fairly easy to classify. Talents that are purely defensive, that protect some aspect of the bearer, are always called shields. Have you ever tested your abilities? Blocked anyone besides me and your mate?

Eleazar, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 31, p.596

My head is sort of… private. But it doesn’t stop Jasper from being able to mess with my mood or Alice from seeing my future.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 31, p.596

Anyone who tries to touch me drops like a human that’s been Tasered. It only downs him for a second, but that’s long enough.

Kate, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 31, p.600

I wished fervently that I might be good at this projecting thing, too, like I was somehow mysteriously good at all the other aspects of being a vampire. My human life had not prepared me for things that came naturally, and I couldn’t make myself trust this aptitude to last. It felt like I had never wanted anything so badly before this: to be able to protect what I loved.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 31, p.600

Abstaining from human blood makes us more civilized – lets us form true bonds of love.

Eleazar, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 31, p.603

From what I saw of his thoughts last spring, Aro’s never wanted anything more than he wants Alice.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 31, p.604

If Aro wanted me to do something – anything – all he had to do was threaten Edward and I would comply. And vice versa.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 31, p.605

I was amazed at the easy acceptance the visiting vampires had for Jacob; the problems Edward had anticipated had never materialized. Jacob seemed more or less invisible to them, not quite a person, but also not food, either. They treated him the way people who are not animal lovers treat the pets of their friends.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 32, p.608

Of course, Jacob got more surly with each new addition. He kept his distance when he could, and when he couldn’t he grumbled to Renesmee that someone was going to have to provide an index if anyone expected him to keep all the new bloodsuckers’ names straight.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 32, p.611

My first attempt at learning to fight did not go well. Edward had me pinned in about two seconds. But instead of letting me wrestle my way free – which I absolutely could have – he’d leaped up and away from me. I knew immediately that something was wrong; he was still as stone, staring across the meadow we were practicing in.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 32, p.615

I just can’t… bear it. Emmett and Rosalie know as much as I do. Tanya and Eleazar probably know more. Ask someone else.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 32, p.616

Looking at you that way, analyzing you as a target. Seeing all the ways I can kill you… It just makes it too real for me.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 32, p.616

Emmett was more than willing to help, though his teaching felt to me a lot like revenge for all the lost arm-wrestling matches. If I could still bruise, I would have been purple from head to toe.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 32, p.616

Every minute of the day that I wasn’t with Renesmee or learning to fight, I was in the backyard working with Kate, trying to push my internal shield outside of my own brain to protect someone else. Edward encouraged me in this training. I knew he hoped I would find a way of contributing that satisfied me while also keeping me out of the line of fire.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 32, p.617

Now my hands were free, and if Kate wanted to keep her hands attached to her wrists, she’d better keep her distance.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 32, p.620

They say you can put a vampire flat on his back.

Garrett, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 32, p.624

I’m not crazy, but that was sure something!

Garrett, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 32, p.625

Well, well, Carlisle. You have been naughty, haven’t you?

Stefan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 32, p.627

We did not hope for the same things, but we all hoped.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 32, p.628

There was no way Jacob would voluntarily miss an afternoon with Renesmee sans bloodsuckers.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 33, p.630

Edward had gotten around to revealing my after car; as he’d suspected, I had not been capable of showing the appropriate enthusiasm. Sure, it was pretty and fast, but I liked to run.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 33, p.630

Say what you want, I still think Dracula One and Dracula Two are creep-tacular.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 33, p.631

You’re so lucky you’re out of the loop, Charlie. That’s all I’m going to say.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 33, p.633

I wanted to be done with today’s mission, to have the mystery sorted out so that I could get back to the vital task of learning. Learning to protect some, learning to kill others.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 33, p.634

She looks like… Well, she looks like a freaking supermodel, that’s what she looks like. Rocking body, pale as a sheet, dark brown hair almost to her waist, needs a good night’s sleep – any of this sound familiar?

Max, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 33, p.640

Yeah, so I’m a sucker for the pretty ones, what’s wrong with that?

Max, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 33, p.640

I’m not really a fan of drugs, and neither is my husband. Just say no and all that.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 33, p.641

Please! Is that the kind of people you usually deal with, Max? Maybe you need a new job.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 33, p.641

I had to admit, I was enjoying myself a little. I hadn’t interacted with humans much besides Charlie and Sue. It was entertaining to watch him flounder. I was also pleased at how easy it was not to kill him.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 33, p.641

So this man knew Jasper, not Alice. Knew him, and seemed afraid of him, too.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 33, p.643

I took a deep breath and smiled. I owed Max big time.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 33, p.644

The only reason Renesmee would need a forger was if she was running. And the only reason Renesmee would be running was if we had lost.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 33, p.644

I’m used to having no expectations when it comes to the Cullen family.

J Jenks, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 33, p.647

Keeping secrets from Edward was bad enough; having to be away from him was almost too much.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 33, p.648

I heard the music before I was out of the car. Edward hadn’t touched his piano since the night Alice left. Now, as I shut the car door, I heard the song morph through a bridge and change into my lullaby. Edward was welcoming me home.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 34, p.649

It was not going to be the end of the world. Just the end of the Cullens. The end of Edward, the end of me. I preferred it that way – the last part anyway. I would not live without Edward again; if he was leaving this world, then I would be right behind him.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 34, p.652

You could always count on werewolves to be buzzed about a coming fight, no matter how suicidal.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 34, p.653

Renesmee sat on my lap, playing with her locket, opening and closing it. I watched her and imagined the things I would say to Jacob right now if I didn’t have to keep my words out of Edward’s head. If it’s ever safe again, take her to Charlie. Tell him the whole story someday. Tell him how much I loved him, how I couldn’t bear to leave him even when my human life was over. Tell him he was the best father. Tell him to pass my love on to Renée, all my hopes that she will be happy and well…

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 34, p.654

We have been friends for a long time, but I would never ask you to die for me.

Carlisle Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 34, p.656

You’re all fools to think you can defy the Volturi.

Amun, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 34, p.656

I gave you life. You’re wasting it.

Amun, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 34, p.656

It’s a pity you couldn’t replace my will with your own in the process; perhaps then you would have been satisfied with me.

Benjamin, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 34, p.657

No matter the outcome, word will spread. It’s time our world saw the Volturi for what they’ve become. They’ll never fall if everyone believes this nonsense about them protecting our way of life.

Stefan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 34, p.658

At least when we ruled, we were honest about what we were.

Vladimir, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 34, p.658

Apparently, I’m a hot commodity. It appears I have to win the right to be free.

Benjamin, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 34, p.659

This won’t be the first time I’ve fought to keep myself from a king’s rule. Here’s to freedom from oppression.

Garrett, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 34, p.659

We stand with Carlisle. And we fight with him.

Tanya, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 34, p.659

The packs will fight with the Cullens. We’re not afraid of vampires.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 34, p.660

Stupid leeches. Think they’re so superior.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 34, p.661

They’ll be shocked when the infants save their superior lives, won’t they?

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 34, p.661

What if your trust in me is the reason that we fail?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 34, p.662

My shield has holes, Edward!

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 34, p.663

You thought of this a long time ago, didn’t you?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 34, p.663

Hurry back to me.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 35, p.665

How much had he pieced together? That I had a secret, absolutely. Would he have deduced the reason why I didn’t confide in him? Did he guess that Aro might soon know everything he knew? I thought Edward could have come to that conclusion, which explained why he had demanded no reasons from me.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 35, p.665

I couldn’t help being a little flattered; I still wasn’t used to being beautiful to everyone rather than just Edward.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 35, p.667

For one half second, I wondered what it would feel like to put my hand in the fire. What it would feel like when I burned…

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 35, p.667

You look stunning, if I may be so bold, Mrs. Cullen.

J Jenks, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 35, p.667

I must say, it’s a different experience working with you than it is with Mr. Jasper. Much less… unsettling.

J Jenks, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 35, p.667

Over the years, you might imagine that I’ve developed a very healthy level of respect for Mr. Jasper and the entire family.

J Jenks, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 35, p.669

I bowed my head again against a sudden urge to sob, clenching my teeth together. It was better that Renesmee go on without me. But I already missed her so much I could barely stand it.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 35, p.673

Edward and I had not had a last grand scene of farewell, nor did I plan one. To speak the word was to make it final. It would be the same as typing the words The End on the last page of a manuscript. So we did not say our goodbyes, and we stayed very close to each other, always touching. Whatever end found us, it would not find us separated.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 35, p.674

Seven months ago, our triangular relationship seemed impossible, three different kinds of heartbreak that could not be avoided. Now everything was in perfect balance. It seemed hideously ironic that the puzzle pieces would fit together just in time for all of them to be destroyed.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 35, p.674

I love you, too, Momma. We’ll always be together.

Renesmee Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 35, p.675

I couldn’t see a goodbye anywhere in his eyes. Maybe he had more hope for something after this life than he’d let on.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 35, p.677

The redcoats are coming, the redcoats are coming.

Garrett, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.680

If any of the wolves stood with us, the Volturi would be sure to search out the rest. They had gambled their entire species on this stand. And we were going to lose.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.683

Aro, my old friend. It’s been centuries.

Carlisle Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.685

I have not committed the crime you are here to punish me for.

Carlisle Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.686

Truly, Carlisle, nothing would please me more than to preserve your life today.

Aro, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.686

So many pointless rules, so many unnecessary laws you create for yourself, Carlisle. How is it possible that you defend the breaking of one that truly matters?

Caius, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.686

Of course he wanted Edward. Once he could see into Edward’s mind, he would know all our thoughts. Except mine.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.689

The shield blew out from me in a bubble of sheer energy, a mushroom cloud of liquid steel. It pulsed like a living thing – I could feel it, from the apex to the edges.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.690

It was almost physically painful to do it, but reluctantly I pulled my shield back and left Edward exposed again. The laughing mood had vanished. I focused totally on Edward, ready to shield him instantly if something went wrong.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.691

Edward’s chin came up arrogantly, and he held his hand out to Aro as if he were conferring a great honor.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.691

Every secret thought, every strategy, every insight – everything Edward had heard in the minds around him during the last month – now was Aro’s. And further back – every vision of Alice’s, every quiet moment with our family, every picture in Renesmee’s head, every kiss, every touch between Edward and me… All of that was Aro’s now too.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.692

I never dreamed of the existence of such a thing in all my centuries. What an addition to our histories!

Aro, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.693

I think a compromise on this one point is certainly acceptable, under the circumstance. We will meet in the middle.

Aro, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.694

Emmett, because he was dying to go. Jacob, because he wouldn’t be able to bear being left behind. Both nodded. Emmett grinned.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.695

Interesting company you keep.

Demitri, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.696

Immortality suits you.

Felix, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.696

In truth, young Bella, immortality does become you most extraordinarily. It is as if you were designed for this life.

Aro, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.696

Calmly and carefully, brother. I know well how you love your justice, but there is no justice in acting against this unique little one for her parentage. And so much to learn, so much to learn! I know you don’t have my enthusiasm for collecting histories, but be tolerant with me, brother, as I add a chapter that stuns me with its improbability. We came expecting only justice and the sadness of false friends, but look what we have gained instead! A new, bright knowledge of ourselves, our possibilities.

Aro, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.698

They’re committed to protecting human life, Aro. That makes them able to coexist with us, but hardly with you. Unless you’re rethinking your lifestyle.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.699

So much to discuss. So much to decide. If you and your furry protector will excuse me, my dear Cullens, I must confer with my brothers.

Aro, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 36, p.700

I could feel the sharp plumes of light where my family and friends stood – each one an individual flavor that I thought I would be able to recognize with practice. I already knew Edward’s – his was the very brightest of them all.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 37, p.703

The Children of the Moon have been our bitter enemies from the dawn of time. We have hunted them to near extinction in Europe and Asia. Yet Carlisle encourages a familiar relationship with this enormous infestation – no doubt in an attempt to overthrow us. The better to protect his warped lifestyle.

Caius, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 37, p.704

You breed mutants here.

Caius, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 37, p.704

So the Cullens sided with the shape-shifters against our own kind – against the friend of a friend, even.

Caius, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 37, p.706

It was one thing to know that death was coming with fierce, unstoppable speed; it was another thing to watch it happen.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 37, p.708

In that second I understood that Caius had never underestimated the ties of a true family. This was the ploy. He had not wanted Irina’s complaint; he had wanted her defiance. His excuse to destroy her, to ignite the violence that filled the air like a thick, combustible mist. He had thrown a match.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 37, p.708

If I let you up, will you knock me down again, Katie?

Garrett, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 37, p.709

Time means little; I never notice its passing.

Amun, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 37, p.712

Oh well, we’re all together now! Isn’t it lovely!

Aro, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 37, p.712

I have witnessed the bonds within this family – I say family and not coven. These strange golden-eyed ones deny their very natures. But in return have they found something worth even more, perhaps, than mere gratification of desire?

Garrett, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 37, p.717

I came to witness. I stay to fight.

Garrett, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 37, p.719

A very pretty speech, my revolutionary friend.

Aro, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 37, p.719

Edward’s and Jacob’s faces were almost identical masks of horror, despite the fact that one of them was an animal.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 37, p.722

You’re the only one we could ever trust her with. If you didn’t love her so much, I could never bear this. I know you can protect her, Jacob.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 37, p.723

I love you, too, Jake. You’ll always be my best man.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 37, p.723

Goodbye, Jacob, my brother… my son.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 37, p.723

Is there no hope, then?

Carlisle Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 37, p.723

Edward took my hand. He knew that he was included. When I said my fate, there was no question that I meant the two of us. We were just halves of the whole.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 37, p.724

If we live through this, I’ll follow you anywhere, woman.

Garrett, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 37, p.724

I am all over this.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 38, p.725

Normal procedure. They usually incapacitate those on trial so they can’t escape.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 38, p.726

I knew he was desperate to keep Edward and me, to imprison us the way he had hoped to enslave Alice. But this fight was too big. He would not win if I lived. I was fiercely glad to be so powerful that I left him no way not to kill me.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 38, p.730

His face glowed with an expression of triumph that I didn’t understand – it was the expression an angel of destruction might wear while the world burned. Beautiful and terrifying.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 38, p.730

My teeth ground together; Aro was never more dangerous than when he was gracious.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 38, p.731

Aro, would you ask Jane to stop attacking my wife?

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 38, p.732

I analyzed their expressions as Aro turned back to us. His face was as benign as ever, but unlike before, I sensed a strange blankness behind the façade. As if his scheming was over. Caius was clearly incensed, but his race was turned inward now; he was resigned. Marcus looked… bored; there really was no other word for it.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 38, p.739

They’ve given up. Like all bullies, they’re cowards underneath the swagger.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 38, p.740

Of all the rotten luck.

Stefan, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 38, p.740

I get to stay with you?

Renesmee Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 38, p.741

Happiness expanded like an explosion inside me – so extreme, so violent that I wasn’t sure I’d survive it.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 38, p.741

I couldn’t speak anymore. I lifted my head and kissed him with a passion that might possibly set the forest on fire. I wouldn’t have noticed.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 38, p.741

They’ve been seriously shaken; their confidence is shattered. But, yet, I’m sure they’ll recover from the blow someday. And then… I imagine they’ll try to pick us off separately.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 39, p.743

Try to find Alistair and tell him what happened. I’d hate to think of him hiding under a rock for the next decade.

Carlisle Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 39, p.744

When will you ever see yourself clearly?

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 39, p.744

Hard to feel confident when you’re surrounded by horse-sized wolves.

Emmett Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 39, p.745

Caius is actually terrified of werewolves. He almost lost a fight with one a few thousand years ago and never got over it.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 39, p.745

So there are real werewolves? With the full moon and silver bullets and all that?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 39, p.745

Real. Does that make me imaginary?

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 39, p.745

Just get it off your chest, Bella.

Alice Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 39, p.746

You had me totally convinced that we were all going to die! I’ve been a wreck for weeks.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 39, p.746

You’re just not that good an actress.

Alice Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 39, p.746

This was about my acting skills?

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 39, p.746

I know it was rough for you, too. It’s just that… well, I missed you like crazy, Alice. Don’t do that to me again.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 39, p.747

I missed you, too, Bella. So forgive me, and try to be satisfied with being the superhero of the day.

Alice Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 39, p.747

The way everyone looked at me made me uncomfortable. Even Edward. It was like I had grown a hundred feet during the course of the morning. I tried to ignore the impressed looks, mostly keeping my eyes on Nessie’s sleeping face and Jacob’s unchanged expression. I would always be just Bella to him, and that was a relief.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 39, p.747

Anytime, Bella. But you already know that.

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 39, p.749

I guess things are going to be kind of boring now, aren’t they?

Jacob Black, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 39, p.749

It’s just been my experience that some kinds of working relationships are better motivated by fear than by monetary gain.

Jasper Hale, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 39, p.749

You are fairly ideal in every way.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 39, p.751

But most significant in this tidal wave of happiness was the surest fact of all: I was with Edward. Forever.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 39, p.752

A night for celebrations.

Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 39, p.752

I knew it was working then, so I concentrated even harder, dredging up specific memories I’d saved for this moment, letting them flood my mind, and hopefully his as well. Some of the memories were not clear – dim human memories, seen through weak eyes and heard through weak ears: the first time I’d seen his face… the way it felt when he’d held me in the meadow… the sound of his voice through the darkness of my faltering consciousness when he’d saved me from James… his face as he waited under a canopy of flowers to marry me… every precious moment from the island… his cold hands touching our baby through my skin… And the sharp memories, perfectly recalled: his face when I’d opened my eyes to my new life, to the endless dawn of immortality… that first kiss… that first night…

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 39, p.753

Now you know. No one’s ever loved anyone as much as I love you.

Bella Cullen, Breaking Dawn, Chapter 39, p.753