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Black eyes, wild with their fierce craving for my death, watched for the moment when my protector’s attention would be diverted. The moment when I would surely die.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Preface, p.1

I could imagine the frustration pulling his black eyebrows together and crumpling his forehead. If I’d been there, I might have laughed. Don’t give yourself a brain hemorrhage, Jacob, I would have told him. Just spit it out.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.4

The word boyfriend had me chewing on the inside of my cheek with a familiar tension while I stirred. It wasn’t the right word, not at all. I needed something more expressive of eternal commitment… But words like destiny and fate sounded hokey when you used them in casual conversation.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.6

There’s no law that says I can’t cook in my own house.

Charlie Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.6

My dad was not a man of many words, and the effort he had put into trying to orchestrate a sit-down dinner with me made it clear there were an uncharacteristic number of words on his mind.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.7

It worked — your cooking skills have me soft as a marshmallow.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.9

So I’m thinking maybe you deserve a parole for good behavior. For a teenager, you’re amazingly non-whiney.

Charlie Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.10

Bella, this is more of a request than a demand, okay? You’re free. But I’m hoping you’ll use that freedom… judiciously.

Charlie Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.11

It was against the rules for normal people — human people like me and Charlie — to know about the clandestine world full of myths and monsters that existed secretly around us. I knew all about that world — and I was in no small amount of trouble as a result.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.13

With Jacob there is a… conflict. A conflict about the friendship thing, I mean. Friendship doesn’t always seem to be enough for Jake.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.14

Isn’t Edward up for a little healthy competition?

Charlie Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.14

You and Billy gossip like old women.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.14

I’m shocked, Sheriff. That’s a federal crime.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.15

I wrenched the door out of my way — ridiculously eager — and there he was, my personal miracle.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.17

Staring into his eyes always made me feel extraordinary — sort of like my bones were turning spongy. I was also a little lightheaded, but that could have been because I’d forgotten to keep breathing. Again.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.17

His touch brought with it the strangest sense of relief — as if I’d been in pain and that pain had suddenly ceased.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.17

The idea of being in danger from even the most deadly of humans while I was with Alice or Edward was downright hilarious.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.21

I’ll let you pay me back, if that makes you happy. If you want, I can charge you interest.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.22

There’s no hurry. I won’t let anyone hurt you. You can take all the time you need.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.25

I want to be a monster, too.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.25

Monsters are not a joke, Bella.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.25

You know it’s out of the question for you to be around a werewolf unprotected, Bella. And it would break the treaty if any of us cross over onto their land. Do you want us to start a war?

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.28

I think it’s something about the inevitability. How nothing can keep them apart — not her selfishness, or his evil, or even death, in the end…

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.29

It’s a bit late for me to worry about who I fall in love with. But even without the warning, I seem to have managed fairly well.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.29

If we could bottle your luck, we’d have a weapon of mass destruction on our hands.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.31

My bad luck had nothing to do with it. The werewolves came back because the vampires did.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.31

I knew I must be patient with Edward. It wasn’t that he was unreasonable, it was just that he didn’t understand. He had no idea how very much I owed Jacob Black — my life many times over, and possibly my sanity, too.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.32

If Jacob hadn’t helped me… I’m not sure what you would have come home to. I owe him better than this, Edward.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.32

I’ll never forgive myself for leaving you. Not if I live a hundred thousand years.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.33

If I’d never left, you wouldn’t feel the need to go risk your life to comfort a dog.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.33

I don’t know how to phrase this properly. It’s going to sound cruel, I suppose. But I’ve come too close to losing you in the past. I know what it feels like to think I have. I am not going to tolerate anything dangerous.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.33

Please make a conscious effort to keep yourself safe. I’ll do everything I can, but I would appreciate a little help.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.33

Do you really have any idea how important you are to me? Any concept at all of how much I love you?

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 1, p.34

Alice was scrutinizing my boring jeans-and-a-t-shirt outfit in a way that made me self-conscious. Probably plotting another makeover. I sighed. My indifferent attitude to fashion was a constant thorn in her side. If I’d allow it, she’d love to dress me every day — perhaps several times a day — like some oversized three-dimensional paper doll.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 2, p.36

I’m sure I still have boundaries — like the continental U.S., for example.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 2, p.38

You’re really not that good a mechanic, Edward. Maybe you should have Rosalie take a look at it tonight, just so you look good if Mike decides to let you help, you know. Not that it wouldn’t be fun to watch his face if Rosalie showed up to help.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 2, p.41

If I had my way, I would spend the majority of my time kissing Edward.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 2, p.43

I knew I had about three seconds before he would sigh and slide me deftly away, saying something about how we’d risked my life enough for one afternoon.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 2, p.44

He pulled my face away from his, breaking my hold with ease — he probably didn’t even realize that I was using all my strength.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 2, p.44

I’d say I’m sorry, but I’m not.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 2, p.44

You know how I am with tools. No pain was inflicted intentionally.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 2, p.47

You aren’t the only one who’s been trapped in this house, you know.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 2, p.49

The outside world holds no interest for me without you.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 2, p.49

I’ll do my time without complaining when I’ve done something wrong, Dad, but I’m not going to put up with your prejudices.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 2, p.54

You’re a rotten liar, Dad.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 2, p.54

It’s not like I’m headed off to Vegas to be a showgirl or anything. I’m going to see Mom.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 2, p.54

Interceded? You threw me to the sharks!

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 2, p.56

Edward and Alice playing chess was one of the funniest things I’d ever seen. They’d sat there nearly motionless, staring at the board, while Alice foresaw the moves he would make and he picked the moves she would make in return out of her head. They played most of the game in their minds; I think they’d each moved two pawns when Alice suddenly flicked her king over and surrendered. It took all of three minutes.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 2, p.58

Please tell me you are not trying to have a sex talk with me, Charlie.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 2, p.58

This was beyond the seventh circle of Hades; even worse was realizing that Edward had known this was coming. No wonder he’d seemed so smug in the car.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 2, p.59

I really wish you were not forcing me to say this out loud, Dad. Really. But… I am a… virgin, and I have no immediate plans to change that status.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 2, p.59

Keep trying, Bella. I know you’ll do the right thing. You’re a good person.

Charlie Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 2, p.60

I wasn’t in the mood to be alone, but I certainly wasn’t going to go back downstairs to hang out with my Dad, just in case he thought of some topic of sex education that he hadn’t touched on before; I shuddered.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 2, p.61

In that instant when they shift from one form to the other, they don’t really even exist. The future can’t hold them…

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 2, p.63

Shut your window if you want me to stay away tonight. I’ll understand.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 2, p.64

Renée is so much more… perceptive than Charlie in some ways. It was making me jumpy.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 3, p.66

Your mother has a very interesting mind. Almost childlike, but very insightful. She sees things differently than other people.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 3, p.66

There’s something… strange about the way you two are together. The way he watches you — it’s so… protective. Like he’s about to throw himself in front of a bullet to save you or something.

Renée Dwyer, Eclipse, Chapter 3, p.67

He’s very intense about you… and very careful. I feel like I don’t really understand your relationship. Like there’s some secret I’m missing…

Renée Dwyer, Eclipse, Chapter 3, p.67

The way you move — you orient yourself around him without even thinking about it. When he moves, even a little bit, you adjust your position at the same time. Like magnets… or gravity. You’re like a… satellite, or something.

Renée Dwyer, Eclipse, Chapter 3, p.68

I really missed you, Bells. The food around here sucks when you’re gone.

Charlie Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 3, p.70

I knew Jake inside and out. It shouldn’t be that complicated to figure out his motivations.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 3, p.73

I think… I think he was checking. Checking to make sure. That I’m human, I mean.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 3, p.75

If I asked you to do something, would you trust me?

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 3, p.75

I’d forgotten how much this face bothered me. Though I’d gotten to know Sam pretty well before the Cullens had come back — to like him, even — I’d never been able to completely shake the resentment I felt when Jacob mimicked Sam’s expression. It was a stranger’s face. He wasn’t my Jacob when he wore it.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 3, p.76

With a sense of astonishment, I realized that Jacob looked dangerous to them. How odd.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 3, p.77

Sorry. I don’t have any leeches on my speed dial.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 3, p.77

Edward cut him off mid-sentence, and his face was abruptly frightening — truly frightening. For a second, he looked like… like a vampire.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 3, p.79

Better frightened than lied to.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 3, p.81

She’s tougher than you think. And she’s been through worse.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 3, p.81

It’s nothing, Bella. Jacob just has a good memory, that’s all.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 3, p.82

It’s his own fault if he doesn’t like the things I remember, though.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 3, p.82

I think I might have been wrong before, you know, about not being able to be friends. Maybe we could manage it, on my side of the line. Come see me.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 3, p.83

I miss you every day, Bella. It’s not the same without you.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 3, p.83

I wasn’t about to send you off alone. With your luck, not even the black box would survive.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 3, p.88

I’d wait till we were close enough to the ground, get a good grip on you, kick out the wall, and jump. Then I’d run you back to the scene of the accident, and we’d stumble around like the two luckiest survivors in history.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 3, p.88

Did you see the size of that Jacob kid? I think he could take Cullen down.

Mike Newton, Eclipse, Chapter 3, p.90

There’s something about Edward. He’s always so… confident. I have a feeling he can take care of himself.

Ben Cheney, Eclipse, Chapter 3, p.90

Graduation was only a few weeks away, but I wondered if it wasn’t a little foolish to sit around, weak and tasty, waiting for the next disaster. It seemed too dangerous to be human — just begging for trouble. Someone like me shouldn’t be human. Someone with my luck ought to be a little less helpless.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 4, p.92

I’m offended. You’re not honestly worried about this, are you?

Alice Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 4, p.93

Haven’t you noticed yet, Bella, that Edward is just the teeniest bit prone to overreaction?

Alice Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 4, p.93

So the consensus was that I was just supposed to forget that a deranged vampire was stalking me, intent on my death.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 4, p.93

I’ll be back so soon you won’t have time to miss me. Look after my heart — I’ve left it with you.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 4, p.95

Alice was certainly just as capable of crippling my truck as Edward was.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 4, p.95

For some reason — impending mania, perhaps — this really irritated me.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 4, p.96

As we walked, I felt myself settling into another version of myself, the self I had been with Jacob. A little younger, a little less responsible. Someone who might, on occasion, do something really stupid for no good reason.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 4, p.101

As we walked, I felt myself settling into another version of myself, the self I had been with Jacob. A little younger, a little less responsible. Someone who might, on occasion, do something really stupid for no good reason.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 4, p.101

Can you listen, or will you be interrupting me with rude comments about my friends?

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 4, p.103

The fortune-telling bloodsucker can’t see us? Seriously? That’s excellent!

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 4, p.104

Being apart… It didn’t work out so well for either of us.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 4, p.108

He thought you were the one person in the world with as much reason to hate the Cullens as he does. Sam feels sort of… betrayed that you would just let them back into your life like they never hurt you.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 4, p.109

I love him. Not because he’s beautiful or because he’s rich! I’d much rather he weren’t either one. It would even out the gap between us just a little bit — because he’d still be the most loving and unselfish and brilliant and decent person I’ve ever met. Of course I love him. How hard is that to understand?

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 4, p.110

What is a valid reason for someone to love someone else? Since apparently I’m doing it wrong.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 4, p.110

You know, Jacob, you’re awfully self-righteous — considering that you’re a werewolf and all.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 4, p.111

They shouldn’t exist. Their existence goes against nature.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 4, p.111

What I am was born in me. It’s a part of who I am, who my family is, who we all are as a tribe — it’s the reason why we’re still here.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 4, p.111

Normal humans can’t throw motorcycles around the way you can.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 4, p.112

Normal humans run away from monsters, Bella. And I never claimed to be normal. Just human.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 4, p.112

Jacob had become a part of me, and there was no changing that now.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 4, p.112

He really hates it when I do things he considers… risky.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 5, p.115

At least he can be a grown-up about this. He knows that hurt ing you would hurt me — and so he never would. You don’t seem to care about that at all!

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 5, p.115

Most people fall in and out of love many times in their lives. It was just that I’d seen Sam with Emily, and I couldn’t imagine him with someone else. The way he looked at her… well, it reminded me of a look I’d seen sometimes in Edward’s eyes — when he was looking at me.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 5, p.117

Remind me not to get on your bad side.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 5, p.118

You think I should be as forgiving as you are? We can’t all be saints and martyrs.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 5, p.119

Am I the only one who has to get old? I get older every stinking day! Damn it! What kind of world is this? Where’s the justice?

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 5, p.119

Did you seriously just stamp your foot? I thought girls only did that on TV.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 5, p.119

So, did you want to hear about Sam, or did you want to scream at me some more for things that are out of my control?

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 5, p.121

I’m a pro at weird.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 5, p.121

There are no rules that can bind you when you find your other half.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 5, p.123

It’s awful. No privacy, no secrets. Everything you’re ashamed of, laid out for everyone to see.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 5, p.125

Edward’s never in my head. He only wishes.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 5, p.126

I don’t care who’s a vampire and who’s a werewolf. That’s irrelevant. You are Jacob, and he is Edward, and I am Bella. And nothing else matters.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 5, p.130

Not only are you saving my hands from permanent injury, you also just spared me two long hours of a plot-less, badly dubbed martial arts film.

Angela Weber, Eclipse, Chapter 6, p.133

It felt so ordinary here. Angela’s easy human dramas were oddly reassuring. It was nice to know that life was normal somewhere.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 6, p.133

I wanted to talk to a normal human girlfriend. I wanted to moan a little bit, like any other teenage girl. I wanted my problems to be that simple. It would also be nice to have someone outside the whole vampire-werewolf mess to put things in perspective. Someone unbiased.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 6, p.135

Edward’s only human, Bella. He’s going to react like any other boy.

Angela Weber, Eclipse, Chapter 6, p.136

Er… so, I’m still alive.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 6, p.140

Do you have any idea how close I came to crossing the line today? To breaking the treaty and coming after you? Do you know what that would have meant?

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 6, p.141

You made the treaty — you stick to it.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 6, p.141

You aren’t exactly the best judge of what is or isn’t dangerous.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 6, p.141

Next to the warmth of the last of the afternoon sun streaming through the window, his skin felt especially icy. He seemed like ice, too, frozen the way he was.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 6, p.141

I believe that. But I want you to know something — when it comes to all this enemies nonsense, I’m out. I am a neutral country. I am Switzerland. I refuse to be affected by territorial disputes between mythical creatures. Jacob is family. You are… well, not exactly the love of my life, because I expect to love you for much longer than that. The love of my existence. I don’t care who’s a werewolf and who’s a vampire. If Angela turns out to be a witch, she can join the party, too.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 6, p.143

Well… don’t be offended, but you smell like a dog.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 6, p.144

You’re kidnapping me, aren’t you?

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 6, p.145

Alice, don’t you think this is just a little bit controlling? Just a tiny bit psychotic, maybe?

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 6, p.146

Yes, because a vampire slumber party is the pinnacle of safety conscious behavior.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 6, p.146

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

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 6, p.149

This hostage stuff is fun.

Alice Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 6, p.150

Porsches as bribes and king-sized beds in houses where nobody slept — it was beyond irritating.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 6, p.151

If we had happy endings, we’d all be under gravestones now.

Rosalie Hale, Eclipse, Chapter 7, p.154

Admiration was like air to me, Bella. I was silly and shallow, but I was content.

Rosalie Hale, Eclipse, Chapter 7, p.155

You know, my record is almost as clean as Carlisle’s. Better than Esme. A thousand times better than Edward. I’ve never tasted human blood.

Rosalie Hale, Eclipse, Chapter 7, p.163

I did murder five humans. If you can really call them human. But I was very careful not to spill their blood — I knew I wouldn’t be able to resist that, and I didn’t want any part of them in me, you see.

Rosalie Hale, Eclipse, Chapter 7, p.163

I don’t want Edward that way, Bella. I never did — I love him as a brother, but he’s irritated me from the first moment I heard him speak. You have to understand, though… I was so used to people wanting me. And Edward wasn’t the least bit interested. It frustrated me, even offended me in the beginning. But he never wanted anyone, so it didn’t bother me long. Even when we first met Tanya’s clan in Denali — all those females! — Edward never showed the slightest preference. And then he met you.

Rosalie Hale, Eclipse, Chapter 7, p.164

Edward has always been a little strange.

Rosalie Hale, Eclipse, Chapter 7, p.165

You already have everything. You have a whole life ahead of you — everything I want. And you’re going to just throw it away. Can’t you see that I’d trade everything I have to be you? You have the choice that I didn’t have, and you’re choosing wrong!

Rosalie Hale, Eclipse, Chapter 7, p.166

You don’t want to be rash about permanent things, Bella.

Rosalie Hale, Eclipse, Chapter 7, p.167

I apologize for being such a monster. I’ll try to behave myself from now on.

Rosalie Hale, Eclipse, Chapter 7, p.168

I know you’re frustrated that he’s keeping you locked up like this, but don’t give him too bad a time when he gets back. He loves you more than you know. It terrifies him to be away from you.

Rosalie Hale, Eclipse, Chapter 7, p.168

Why don’t you just lock me in the basement, and forget the sugar coating?

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 7, p.169

Not bad for a prison break, eh?

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 7, p.170

Charlie’s blatant preference for my Quileute friends was so unfair. I wondered if he would feel the same if he knew the choice was really between vampires and werewolves.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 8, p.173

So what’s the latest pack scandal?

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 8, p.173

I forget what it’s like, not having everyone know everything all the time. Having a quiet, private place inside my head.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 8, p.174

It’s not like love at first sight, really. It’s more like… gravity moves. When you see her, suddenly it’s not the earth holding you here anymore. She does. And nothing matters more than her. And you would do anything for her, be anything for her… You become whatever she needs you to be, whether that’s a protector, or a lover, or a friend, or a brother.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 8, p.176

We can’t all be freakishly strong.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 8, p.177

But I’ll never see anyone else, Bella. I only see you. Even when I close my eyes and try to see something else. Ask Quil or Embry. It drives them all crazy.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 8, p.177

If I get hurt, it was because I tripped.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 8, p.178

All the splendor of the Taj Mahal, without the inconvenience and expense of traveling to India.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 8, p.179

I traded a lifetime of servitude for a box of conversation hearts. That’s not something I’m likely to forget.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 8, p.179

I held very still — a reaction to stress. It was a habit I’d picked up from Edward.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 8, p.180

You won’t be Bella anymore. My friend won’t exist. There’ll be no one to forgive.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 8, p.182

You’d be better off dead. I rather you were.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 8, p.183

There was no friction in the space between us. The stillness was peaceful — not like the calm before the tempest, but like a clear night untouched by even the dream of a storm.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 8, p.185

I was all braced for the wrath that was going to put grizzlies to shame, and this is what I get? I should infuriate you more often.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 8, p.186

I like danger.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 8, p.188

I’m going to spontaneously combust one of these days — and you’ll have no one but yourself to blame.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 8, p.188

I don’t mind if you want to give me the wrong impression again.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 8, p.188

I go a little berserk when I try to leave you. I don’t think I’ll go so far again. It’s not worth it.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 8, p.189

You can hold me hostage any time you want.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 8, p.189

Where did all this tolerance come from?

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 8, p.190

If you’re going to have a lapse in control, I can think of a better place for it.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 8, p.192

Must I always be the responsible one?

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 8, p.192

Let me be in charge of responsibility for a few minutes… or hours.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 8, p.192

I prefer brunettes.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 8, p.194

You’re quite adorable when you’re jealous. It’s surprisingly enjoyable.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 8, p.194

You are the only one who has ever touched my heart. It will always be yours.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 8, p.195

If Jacob preferred me dead, then maybe he should get used to the silence.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 9, p.197

If you two are having a fight… well, don’t let me interrupt.

Charlie Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 9, p.201

Edward, if I try to do too much, things are going to start slipping through the cracks.

Alice Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 9, p.202

I was frustrated. Against my better judgment, I was still human.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 9, p.207

They’ll get so bored, they’ll have to kill me themselves, just for something to do.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 9, p.207

Is Jacob paying you for all the P.R., or are you a volunteer?

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 9, p.207

He sang me to sleep again and — aware even in unconsciousness that he was there — I slept free of nightmares.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 9, p.208

Holding grudges is not one of your many talents.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 9, p.209

There’s… well, there’s this other problem that’s slightly more worrisome than a bratty teenage werewolf…

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 9, p.210

It was hard to get used to how much faster Jacob was without his car. How everyone seemed to be so much faster than me…

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 10, p.215

I’m not worried about anyone who would be deterred by a locked door.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 10, p.215

Is it really so impossible to wear clothes, Jacob?

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 10, p.215

What do I look like, a pack mule?

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 10, p.216

That’s more than just a fashion statement — it sucks to carry jeans in your mouth.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 10, p.216

Does my being half-naked bother you?

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 10, p.216

What’s it like — having a vampire for a boyfriend?

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 10, p.218

Do you have a medical degree that you never told me about?

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 10, p.220

What’s it like — having a werewolf for a best friend?

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 10, p.222

One of the many hazards of socializing with vampires. It makes you smell bad. A minor hazard, comparatively.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 10, p.223

I wondered if he had trouble saying the word werewolf aloud, the way I often had difficulty with vampire.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 10, p.223

Okay! Time for the werewolf to get out!

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 10, p.224

Are you trying to distract me? It’s working.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 10, p.224

I can’t afford it, and I’m not letting you throw away enough money to buy yourself another sports car just so that I can pretend to go to Dartmouth next year.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 10, p.225

It gets easier. After a few decades, everyone you know is dead. Problem solved.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 10, p.226

Jasper is sort of an expert on young vampires.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 10, p.230

Do you ever think that your life might be easier if you weren’t in love with me?

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 10, p.230

I was rather under the impression that you’d promised to ask my permission to go to some kind of werewolf soirée tonight.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 10, p.230

I do have a bit more insight into his probable answer than most people would, it’s true.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 10, p.231

It was stupid to want to go hang out with a bunch of big idiot wolf-boys right now when there was so much that was frightening and unexplained going on. Of course, that was exactly why I wanted to go. I wanted to escape the death threats, for just a few hours… to be the less-mature, more-reckless Bella who could laugh it off with Jacob, if only briefly.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 10, p.231

I stared at the beautiful machine. Beside it, my bike looked like a broken tricycle. I felt a sudden wave of sadness when I realized that this was not a bad analogy for the way I probably looked next to Edward.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 10, p.233

There are things between my hands right now that I can’t live without. You could take care of them.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 10, p.234

You look… sexy.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 10, p.235

You know what this reminds me of? It’s just like when I was a kid and Renée would pass me off to Charlie for the summer. I feel like a seven-year-old.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 10, p.235

He’s being pretty dang pleasant about this; you don’t need to push your luck.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 10, p.238

Hanging out with no one but extremely dexterous people all the time was going to give me a complex.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 11, p.240

Other than a few teasing complaints — mostly by Paul — about keeping the bloodsucker stench downwind, I was treated like someone who belonged.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 11, p.241

The way he stared at her! It was like a blind man seeing the sun for the first time. Like a collector finding an undiscovered Da Vinci, like a mother looking into the face of her newborn child.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 11, p.242

What’s the best part? You swallowing an entire cow whole?

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 11, p.243

So that’s why Sam is all black. Black heart, black fur.

Quil Ateara, Eclipse, Chapter 11, p.251

And your chocolate fur reflects what? How sweet you are?

Sam Uley, Eclipse, Chapter 11, p.251

All was silent for a long moment. The living descendants of magic and legend stared at one another across the fire with sadness in their eyes.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 11, p.259

I figured if I played nice, I’d get more time with you.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 11, p.261

Besides… the more time I spend with you, the more human emotions seem comprehensible to me. I’m discovering that I can sympathize with Heathcliff in ways I didn’t think possible before.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 11, p.265

Edward is making me do this. But I did foresee that you would be more difficult if I surprised you.

Alice Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 12, p.267

Don’t be a baby about this. No tantrums.

Alice Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 12, p.267

I’ll be there. And I’ll hate every minute of it. Promise.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 12, p.268

How can someone so tiny by so annoying?

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 12, p.268

I felt like someone had kicked my legs out from under me. The weeks of stress, of worry… somehow in the middle of all my obsessing over the time, my time had disappeared. My space for sorting through it all, for making plans, had vanished. I was out of time.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 12, p.269

I knew exactly what I wanted, but I was suddenly terrified of getting it.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 12, p.269

Would you please tell me what you are thinking? Before I go mad?

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 12, p.270

Not one of us had a choice. You’ve seen what it’s done… to Rosalie especially. We’ve all struggled, trying to reconcile ourselves with something we had no control over. I won’t let it be that way for you. You will have a choice.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 12, p.271

You aren’t going through with this because a sword is hanging over your head. We will take care of the problems, and I will take care of you. When we’re through it, and there is nothing forcing your hand, then you can decide to join me, if you still want to. But not because you’re afraid. You won’t be forced into this.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 12, p.271

It’s the thought that counts. I ought to know.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 12, p.272

If I answer your question, will you then explain your question?

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 12, p.273

If there were any way for me to become human for you — no matter what the price was, I would pay it.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 12, p.273

You really do want to keep me, no matter how I turn out?

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 12, p.273

And the sound of your heart. It’s the most significant sound in my world.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 12, p.274

You’ll always be my Bella, you’ll just be a little more durable.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 12, p.274

I’m not that girl, Edward. The one who gets married right out of high school like some small-town hick who got knocked up by her boyfriend!

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 12, p.275

Edward, there’s no point to forever without you. I wouldn’t want one day without you.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 12, p.276

If I had found you, there isn’t a doubt in my mind how I would have proceeded. I was that boy, who would have — as soon as I discovered that you were what I was looking for — gotten down on one knee and endeavored to secure your hand. I would have wanted you for eternity, even when the word didn’t have quite the same connotations.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 12, p.277

As we walked in, Emmett ambled through the kitchen door, seeming perfectly at ease. Nothing ever bothered Emmett.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 12, p.283

She’s one of us now.

Jasper Hale, Eclipse, Chapter 12, p.285

Our venom is the only thing that leaves a scar.

Jasper Hale, Eclipse, Chapter 13, p.287

Before I tell you my story, you must understand that there are places in our world, Bella, where the life span of the never-aging is measured in weeks, and not centuries.

Jasper Hale, Eclipse, Chapter 13, p.287

I shuddered at the image in my head, at the word feed. But Jasper wasn’t worried about frightening me, not overprotective like Edward always was.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 13, p.288

If not for the Volturi, the rest of us would be quickly exposed.

Jasper Hale, Eclipse, Chapter 13, p.288

I frowned at the way he pronounced the name — with respect, almost gratitude. The idea of the Volturi as the good guys in any sense was hard to accept.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 13, p.288

My instincts told me that there was danger, that the angel had meant it when she spoke of killing, but my judgment overruled my instincts. I had not been taught to fear women, but to protect them.

Jasper Hale, Eclipse, Chapter 13, p.294

When you live for the fight, for the blood, the relationships you form are tenuous and easily broken.

Jasper Hale, Eclipse, Chapter 13, p.299

In so many years of slaughter and carnage, I’d lost nearly all of my humanity. I was undeniably a nightmare, a monster of the grisliest kind.

Jasper Hale, Eclipse, Chapter 13, p.300

After a century of instant gratification, I found self-discipline… challenging.

Jasper Hale, Eclipse, Chapter 13, p.301

And you ducked your head, like a good Southern gentleman, and said, ‘I’m sorry, ma’am.’

Alice Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 13, p.301

You held out your hand, and I took it without stopping to make sense of what I was doing. For the first time in almost a century, I felt hope.

Jasper Hale, Eclipse, Chapter 13, p.301

Jasper shows up, covered in battle scars, towing this little freak who greets them all by name, knows everything about them, and wants to know which room she can move into.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 13, p.302

Does it occur to anyone else that the only possible threat in the area that would call for the creation of an army is… us?

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 13, p.303

Damn it. Damn Laurent to the deepest pit of hell where he belongs.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 13, p.307

We would win, but we would lose. Some wouldn’t survive.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 13, p.309

You don’t get to be human again, Bella. This is a once-in-a-lifetime shot.

Alice Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 14, p.311

Sure, I thought to myself. Trust him. He wasn’t the one who was going to have to sit behind and wonder whether or not the core of his existence was going to come home.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 14, p.312

He was so beautiful that it made it hard sometimes to think about anything else, hard to concentrate on Phil’s troubles or Renée’s apologies or hostile vampire armies. I was only human.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 14, p.315

I know you think that I have some kind of perfect, unyielding self-control, but that’s not actually the case.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 14, p.315

I hate being babysat.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 14, p.316

Human blood makes us the strongest, though only fractionally. Jasper’s been thinking about cheating — adverse as he is to the idea, he’s nothing if not practical — but he won’t suggest it. He knows what Carlisle will say.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 14, p.317

We aren’t going to change who we are.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 14, p.317

If something helped even the odds… and then I shuddered, realizing I was willing to have a stranger die to protect him. I was horrified at myself, but not entirely able to deny it, either.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 14, p.317

Do me a favor and challenge him to an arm-wrestling match. It would be a good experience for him.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 14, p.317

I was pleased to have an option besides being babysat. There was a tiny bit more dignity in spending the day with Jacob.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 14, p.318

It’s not easy to ignore someone when he’s shouting.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 14, p.319

I wanted to make both of them get out of their cars and shake hands and be friends — be Edward and Jacob rather than vampire and werewolf. It was as if I had those two stubborn magnets in my hands again, and I was holding them together, trying to force nature to reverse herself…

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 14, p.319

Hey, it’s the least I can do — I offered eternal servitude, remember. I’m your slave for life.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 14, p.321

While he slept, every trace of defensiveness and bitterness disappeared and suddenly he was the boy who had been my very best friend before all the werewolf nonsense had gotten in the way. He looked so much younger. He looked like my Jacob.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 14, p.323

There was just something about him being the one to make the choice — to want to keep me enough that he wouldn’t just allow me to be changed, he would act to keep me. It was childish, but I liked the idea that his lips would be the last good thing I would feel. Even more embarrassingly, something I would never say aloud, I wanted his venom to poison my system. It would make me belong to him in a tangible, quantifiable way.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 14, p.324

I’m in love with you, Bella. Bella, I love you. And I want you to pick me instead of him. I know you don’t feel that way, but I need the truth out there so that you know your options. I wouldn’t want a miscommunication to stand in our way.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 14, p.327

I miss you when you’re not there. When you’re happy, it makes me happy. But I could say the same thing about Charlie, Jacob. You’re family. I love you, but I’m not in love with you.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 15, p.329

You can have me the way I am — bad behavior included — or not at all.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 15, p.329

You love me, too. Not the same way, I know. But he’s not your whole life, either. Not anymore. Maybe he was once, but he left. And now he’s just going to have to deal with the consequence of that choice — me.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 15, p.330

Until your heart stops beating, Bella. I’ll be here — fighting. Don’t forget that you have options.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 15, p.330

I can’t wait to see what Edward does to you! I hope he snaps your neck, you pushy, obnoxious, moronic DOG!

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 15, p.332

I’ll give you passionate. Murder, the ultimate crime of passion.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 15, p.332

If I think about you tonight, it will be because I’m having a nightmare.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 15, p.333

When he left, you spent all your energy holding on to him. You could be happy if you let go. You could be happy with me.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 15, p.333

I don’t want to be happy with anyone but him.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 15, p.333

That was not kissing back, that was trying to get you the hell off of me, you idiot.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 15, p.334

Next time you want to hit me, use a baseball bat or a crowbar, okay?

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 15, p.335

I don’t want any fighting, do you understand? I can go put my badge on if that makes my request more official.

Charlie Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 15, p.338

I’m not going to kill you now, because it would upset Bella.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 15, p.340

But if you ever bring her back damaged again — and I don’t care whose fault it is; I don’t care if she merely trips, or if a meteor falls out of the sky and hits her in the head — if you return her to me in less than the perfect condition that I left her in, you will be running with three legs. Do you understand that, mongrel?

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 15, p.340

I’ll be fighting for her, too. You should know that. I’m not taking anything for granted, and I’ll be fighting twice as hard as you will.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 15, p.341

She is mine. I didn’t say I would fight fair.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 15, p.341

Fall down again, Bella?

Emmett Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 15, p.342

I punched a werewolf in the face.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 15, p.342

I guess I could throw in a few extra homicides, if it makes Jasper happy. Why not?

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 15, p.343

Was there a human experience I was not willing to give up?

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 15, p.345

Stupid, thieving, annoying vampire!

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 16, p.347

I can’t imagine how awful that must feel. Being normal? Ugh.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 16, p.347

You don’t have anything like this. For crying out loud, you only own one skirt!

Alice Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 16, p.348

Well, everyone can relax. Nobody’s trying to exterminate the Cullens after all.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 16, p.349

If someone wants one of us, they’re going to have to go through the rest of us to get to her.

Alice Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 16, p.350

And now Edward rode in the backseat of my father’s police car, behind the fiberglass divider, with an amused expression — probably due to my father’s amused expression, and the grin that widened every time Charlie stole a glance at Edward in his rearview mirror. Which almost certainly meant that Charlie was imagining things that would get him in trouble with me if he said them out loud.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 16, p.351

Please don’t get all weepy on me.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 16, p.352

They stood out from the rest of the crowd, their beauty and grace otherworldly. I wondered how I’d ever fallen for their human farce. A couple of angels, standing there with wings intact, would be less conspicuous.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 16, p.354

Okay, so telling Edward had been a really bad idea. Alice was right to keep her thoughts clouded. I should have waited till we were alone somewhere, maybe with the rest of his family. And nothing breakable close by — like windows… cars… school buildings.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 16, p.358

No matter what side I’m on, if someone kisses you without your permission, you should be able to make your feelings clear without hurting yourself.

Charlie Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 16, p.362

The right thing isn’t always real obvious. Sometimes the right thing for one person is the wrong thing for someone else. So… good luck figuring that out.

Charlie Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 16, p.363

This kiss frightened me. There was too much tension, too strong an edge to the way his lips crushed mine — like he was afraid we only had so much time left to us.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 17, p.365

Everyone will come. They’re all dying to see the inside of the reclusive Cullens’ mystery house.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 17, p.367

I saw Emmett grin at Mike over the food table, the red lights gleaming off his teeth, and watched Mike take an automatic step back.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 17, p.368

She was forever trying to make me be human the way she thought humans should be.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 17, p.368

In case my right hook was too subtle for you, let me translate: that was me uninviting you.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 17, p.372

Could I please have just a few seconds of your undivided attention, Miss Swan?

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 17, p.373

I really am sorry. About the other day, I mean, too. I shouldn’t have kissed you like that. It was wrong. I guess… well, I guess I deluded myself into thinking you wanted me to.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 17, p.373

Well, I figured that maybe it would make you remember me once in a while. You know how it is, out of sight, out of mind.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 17, p.375

Don’t lie to me, you suck at lying.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 17, p.375

All around us, my friends and neighbors and petty enemies ate and laughed and swayed to the music, oblivious to the fact that they were about to face horror, danger, maybe death. Because of me.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 17, p.379

We have a few advantages, dog. It will be an even fight.

Jasper Hale, Eclipse, Chapter 17, p.379

People — well, vampires and werewolves really, but still — people I loved were going to get hurt. Hurt because of me. Again. I wished my bad luck would focus a little more carefully.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 18, p.386

He raced through the black, quiet forest with me on his back, and even in his run I could feel the elation. He ran the way he did when it was just us, just for enjoyment, just for the feel of the wind in his hair. It was the kind of thing that, during less anxious times, would have made me happy.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 18, p.386

You’re very perceptive today. It’s impressive.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 18, p.389

Prepare yourselves — they’ve been holding out on us.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 18, p.391

I’ll try not to break anything.

Emmett Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 18, p.394

You truly are one frightening little monster.

Jasper Hale, Eclipse, Chapter 18, p.396

I’ll warn him if your plans get any more defined. It doesn’t help anything for you to put yourself in danger. Do you think either of them would give up if you died? They’d still fight, we all would. You can’t change anything, so just be good, okay?

Alice Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 18, p.396

To think it’s come to this, though! Trusting werewolves!

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 18, p.409

You’re in every thought I have.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 19, p.413

You’re more important than everyone else. And you’ve given me you. That’s already more than I deserve, and anything else you give me just throws us more out of balance.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 19, p.413

The way you regard me is ludicrous.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 19, p.413

Jacob is second in command. Did he never tell you that? His orders have to be followed, too.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 19, p.415

I got a fascinating look into the pack’s mind last night. It was better than a soap opera. I had no idea how complex the dynamic is with such a large pack. The pull of the individual against the plural psyche… Absolutely fascinating.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 19, p.416

The imprinting compulsion is one of the strangest things I’ve ever witnessed in my life, and I’ve seen some strange things.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 19, p.418

The pack mind is mesmerizing. All thinking together and then separately at the same time. There’s so much to read!

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 19, p.419

Okay, look, Edward. Here’s the thing… I’ve already gone crazy once. I know what my limits are. And I can’t stand it if you leave me again.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 19, p.419

I wondered if I was a monster. Not the kind that he thought he was, but the real kind. The kind that hurt people. The kind that had no limits when it came to what they wanted.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 19, p.421

Never be afraid to tell me how you feel, Bella. If this is what you need… You are my first priority.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 19, p.422

You gave me two alternatives that you could live with, and I chose the one that I could live with. That’s how compromise is supposed to work.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 19, p.422

Two voices struggled inside me. One that wanted to be good and brave, and one that told the good one to keep her mouth shut.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 19, p.422

You worry too much, Bella. You’re going to go prematurely gray.

Alice Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 19, p.423

Edward is such a grouch when he doesn’t get his way.

Alice Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 19, p.423

I’m the only one who has permission to hold you hostage, remember?

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 19, p.427

It was mind-boggling, but, somehow, he still seemed unsure of his hold on me.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 19, p.427

He trusts us not to try to kill him. That’s about it, though.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 19, p.428

He thinks my translations leave something to be desired. What he actually thought was, ‘That’s really stupid. What is there to be worried about?’ I edited, because I thought it was rude.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 19, p.430

Edward had requested that I relax, and I was going to do my best.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.435

For this one night, could we try to forget everything besides just you and me? It seems like I can never get enough time like that. I need to be with you. Just you.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.435

After everything I’d seen in the past two years, I didn’t believe in the word impossible anymore. It was going to take more than that to stop me now.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.436

He must have been eager to give me my non-present, because human velocity was not fast enough for him.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.438

But I thought it was a good representation. It’s hard and cold. And it throws rainbows in the sunlight.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.439

My heart is just as silent. And it, too, is yours.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.439

I leaned into him, ducking my head under his arm and cuddling into his side. It probably felt similar to snuggling with Michelangelo’s David, except that this perfect marble creature wrapped his arms around me to pull me closer.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.439

Listen to your heart fly. It’s fluttering like a hummingbird’s wings. Are you all right?

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.440

I’ve already made the largest concession by far and away — I’ve agreed to take your life away against my better judgment. And that ought to entitle me to a few compromises on your part.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.440

I didn’t realize there was anything else you wanted besides being transformed into a monster yourself. I’m extremely curious.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.441

Tell me what you want, and you can have it.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.442

I didn’t have the faintest idea how to be seductive. I would just have to settle for flushed and self-conscious.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.442

I feel like there’s a line behind me, jockeying for position, waiting for me to make a big enough mistake… You’re too desirable for your own good.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.445

I doubted if awkward, self-conscious, and inept added up to desirable in anyone’s book.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.445

I already know how strong you are. You didn’t have to break the furniture.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.447

Do you have any idea how painful it is, trying to refuse you when you plead with me this way?

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.448

Bella. Would you please stop trying to take your clothes off?

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.450

Do you get the feeling that everything is backward? Traditionally, shouldn’t you be arguing my side, and I yours?

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.451

There isn’t much that’s traditional about you and me.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.451

It’s not like you didn’t know you were going to win in the end. You always win.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.452

You make me feel like a villain in a melodrama — twirling my mustache while I try to steal some poor girl’s virtue.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.452

That’s it, isn’t it? You’re trying to protect your virtue!

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.453

Vampire rules aren’t enough for you? You want to worry about the human ones too?

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.453

You know that I’ve stolen, I’ve lied, I’ve coveted… my virtue is all I have left.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.454

Yes, but you’re such a bad liar that it doesn’t really count. Nobody believes you.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.454

I had no right to want you — but I reached out and took you anyway. And now look what’s become of you! Trying to seduce a vampire.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.454

You can’t make me go somewhere you won’t be. That’s my definition of hell. Anyway, I have an easy solution to all this: let’s never die, all right?

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.455

There is only one thing I want to speed up, and the rest can wait forever… but for that, it’s true, your impatient human hormones are my most powerful ally at this point.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.455

We’ll go to Vegas — you can wear old jeans and we’ll go to the chapel with the drive-through window. I just want it to be official — that you belong to me and no one else.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.456

Show me the damn ring, Edward.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.457

You are the most dangerous creature I’ve ever met.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.457

I supposed it’s a little outdated. Old-fashioned, just like me.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.458

Isabella Swan? I promise to love you forever — every single day of forever. Will you marry me?

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.460

There were many things I wanted to say, some of them not nice at all, and others more disgustingly gooey and romantic than he probably dreamed I was capable of.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 20, p.460

I wish I could be with the rest of them tomorrow. Being an old man is a hardship, Bella.

Billy Black, Eclipse, Chapter 21, p.463

The urge to fight must be a defining characteristic of the Y chromosome. They were all the same.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 21, p.463

You’re about to make my life harder than it needs to be, Alice.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 21, p.464

I don’t care whose idea it was. How could you do this to me? I expect that kind of thing from Edward, but not from you. I love you like you were my own sister.

Alice Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 21, p.465

You know, Edward, as a brother, you are sometimes a disappointment.

Alice Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 21, p.467

I never thought I’d see the day where I’d be willing to take a bet against you, Alice, but it has arrived.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 21, p.467

It would hurt his feelings if I told the truth — that it didn’t really matter, because it was all just varying degrees of awful anyway.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 21, p.469

I’ve got a first aid kit. I had a feeling I might need it.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 21, p.470

I lived through an entire twenty-four hours thinking that you were dead, Bella. That changed the way I look at a lot of things.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 21, p.471

Bunch of vampires trying to kill you. The usual.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 21, p.474

I thought you were supposed to be the forgiving one, and I was the grudge-holder.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 21, p.475

Either you’re lying, or you are the stubbornest person alive.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 21, p.476

Some people will go to any lengths to delude themselves.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 21, p.476

Does that mean that he’s a better kisser that I am?

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 21, p.476

But I don’t count that as a kiss, Jacob. I think of it more as an assault.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 21, p.476

According to you, you’ve kissed just one person — who isn’t even really a person — in your whole life, and you’re calling it quits? How do you know that’s what you want? Shouldn’t you play the field a little?

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 21, p.477

You could kiss me, for example. I don’t mind if you want to use me to experiment.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 21, p.477

Don’t mess with me, Jake. I swear I won’t stop him if he wants to break your jaw.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 21, p.477

Sometimes I think you like me better as a wolf.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 21, p.478

I think it’s easier for you to be near me when I’m not human, because you don’t have to pretend that you’re not attracted to me.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 21, p.478

You’re an enormous monster who refuses to respect anyone else’s personal space.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 21, p.478

I make you nervous. But only when I’m human. When I’m a wolf, you’re more comfortable around me.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 21, p.478

I was horrible. I had to be, to convince him to stay with me. He won’t hold it against me, but I’ll always know what I’m capable of.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 21, p.480

Nervousness and irritation are not the same thing.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 21, p.478

You’re my best friend. At least, you used to be. And still sometimes are… when you let your guard down.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 21, p.481

When are you finally going to figure out that you’re in love with me, too?

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 21, p.481

Leave it to you to ruin the moment.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 21, p.481

I’m not saying you don’t love him. I’m not stupid. But it’s possible to love more than one person at a time, Bella. I’ve seen it in action.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 21, p.481

It’s really not so bad. Exciting sometimes, like with this thing tomorrow. But at first it sort of felt like being drafted into a war you didn’t know existed. There was no choice, you know? And it was so final.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 21, p.484

I don’t see you making yourself useful. Why don’t you go fetch a space heater or something?

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 22, p.489

Go fetch a space heater. I’m not a St. Bernard.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 22, p.489

I’m sure she’ll thank you for this when her toes turn black and drop off.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 22, p.490

Don’t be stupid. Don’t you like having ten toes?

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 22, p.491

You don’t have the faintest idea how much I wish I could do what you’re doing for her, mongrel.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 22, p.492

At least you know she wishes it was you.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 22, p.492

I wondered if the Cullens and the Quileutes weren’t just playing up that whole odor issue because of their prejudices. Everyone smelled fine to me.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 22, p.492

Why are you so much furrier than your friends?

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 22, p.493

Do you think you could attempt to control your thoughts?

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 22, p.494

You have no idea how loud your little fantasies are. It’s like you’re shouting them at me.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 22, p.495

My mind doesn’t work quite the same as yours. I can think of many more things at one time. Of course, that means that I’m always able to think of you, always able to wonder if that’s where her mind is, when she’s quiet and thoughtful.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 22, p.496

She worries that you’re unhappy. Not that you don’t know that. Not that you don’t use that.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 22, p.496

Odd as this might sound, I suppose I’m glad you’re here, Jacob.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 22, p.497

You mean, ‘as much as I’d love to kill you, I’m glad she’s warm,’ right?

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 22, p.497

It’s an uncomfortable truce, isn’t it?

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 22, p.497

I knew you were just as crazy jealous as I am.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 22, p.497

I think you were just worried that if you really forced her to choose, she might not choose you.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 22, p.497

After I’d accepted that she was more or less safe with you — as safe as Bella ever is — it seemed best to stop driving her to extremes.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 22, p.498

She reminded me of what it did to her when I left — what it still does to her when I leave. She feels horrible about bringing that up, but she’s right. I’ll never be able to make up for that, but I’ll never stop trying anyway.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 22, p.499

You think of me as a… living stone — hard and cold. That’s true. We are set the way we are, and it is very rare for us to experience a real change. When that happens, as when Bella entered my life, it is a permanent change. There’s no going back…

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 22, p.500

You know exactly how much I hate to accept this, but I can see that you do love her… in your way. I can’t argue with that anymore.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 22, p.501

As long as she wants me, I’m here.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 22, p.502

You see, Jacob, you might leave her someday. Like Sam and Emily, you wouldn’t have a choice. I would always be waiting in the wings, hoping for that to happen.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 22, p.502

You know, Jacob, if it weren’t for the fact that we’re natural enemies and that you’re also trying to steal away the reason for my existence, I might actually like you.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 22, p.503

I can only hear if you think of it.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 22, p.503

Would you like me to help you sleep, Jacob?

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 22, p.504

Don’t tempt me too far, wolf. My patience isn’t that perfect.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 22, p.504

Edward met my gaze evenly. His expression was calm, but the pain in his eyes was unconcealed.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 23, p.506

I didn’t say it wasn’t the best night I’ve ever spent. Just that I didn’t get a lot of sleep. I thought Bella was never going to shut up.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 23, p.509

But, if I had been able to take your place last night, it would not have made the top ten of the best nights of my life. Dream about that.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 23, p.509

Don’t worry about me, Bells. I’ll be fine, just like I always am. ’Sides, you think I’m going to let Seth go in my place — have all the fun and steal all the glory? Right.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 23, p.510

All of my best nights have happened since I met you.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 23, p.511

Near the end, though, you started mumbling some nonsense about ‘Jacob, my Jacob.’ Your Jacob enjoyed that quite a lot.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 23, p.512

You love me more than I deserve.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 23, p.513

You’ve always seemed more like a dream than reality.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 23, p.513

A hundred years from now, when you’ve gained enough perspective to really appreciate the answer, I will explain it to you.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 23, p.513

It made no difference that Jacob was not human when he cried out. I needed no translation.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 23, p.514

Truce over.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 23, p.514

I never promised to fight fair. And he deserves to know.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 23, p.514

Yes. I should save my energy to torment Jacob some more. I wouldn’t want to leave any part of him unharmed.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 23, p.515

Do you think I care whether it’s fair or whether he was adequately warned? I’m hurting him. Every time I turn around, I’m hurting him again. I’m a hideous person.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 23, p.515

I was hurting everyone today. Was there anything I touched that didn’t get spoiled?

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 23, p.517

I was selfish, I was hurtful. I tortured the ones I loved.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 23, p.517

Edward would never see me shed another tear for Jacob Black.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 23, p.517

I had to get over this irrational feeling that Jacob belonged in my life. He couldn’t belong with me, could not be my Jacob, when I belonged to someone else.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 23, p.518

It would be no more than I deserved if I somehow lost them both.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 23, p.520

There was no end to his generosity. I deserved him now less than I ever had.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 23, p.521

I won’t go far, but I won’t listen, either. I know you don’t want an audience, no matter which way you decide to go.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 23, p.521

I had to never hurt him again. That would be my mission in life. Never again would I be the reason for this look to come into his eyes.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 23, p.521

Kiss me, Jacob. Kiss me, and then come back.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 23, p.525

Jacob was right. He’d been right all along. He was more than just my friend. That’s why it was so impossible to tell him goodbye — because I was in love with him. Too. I loved him, much more than I should, and yet, still nowhere near enough. I was in love with him, but it was not enough to change anything; it was only enough to hurt us both more. To hurt him worse than I ever had.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 23, p.528

That should have been our first kiss. Better late than never.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 23, p.530

I lay facedown across the sleeping bag, waiting for justice to find me. Maybe an avalanche would bury me here. I wished it would. I never wanted to have to see my face in the mirror again.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 24, p.531

And I thought I fought dirty. He makes me look like the patron saint of ethics. I’m not mad at you, love. Jacob’s more cunning than I gave him credit for. I do wish you hadn’t asked him, though.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 24, p.532

It’s just that he would have kissed you anyway — even if you hadn’t fallen for it — and now I don’t have an excuse to break his face. I would have really enjoyed that, too.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 24, p.532

Bella, did you really believe he was that noble? That he would go out in a flame of glory just to clear the way for me?

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 24, p.532

There wasn’t enough room in my body to contain anything besides the hatred I felt toward myself.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 24, p.533

You’re such a bad liar, you’ll believe anyone who has the least bit of skill.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 24, p.533

But you are human, Bella. And, as much as I might wish otherwise, so is he… There are holes in your life that I can’t fill. I understand that.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 24, p.533

When I left you, Bella, I left you bleeding. Jacob was the one to stitch you back up again. That was bound to leave its mark — on both of you. I’m not sure those kinds of stitches dissolve on their own. I can’t blame either of you for something I made necessary. I may gain forgiveness, but that doesn’t let me escape the consequences.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 24, p.534

I should have known you’d find some way to blame yourself. Please stop. I can’t stand it.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 24, p.534

I can be noble, Bella. I’m not going to make you choose between us. Just be happy, and you can have whatever part of me you want, or none at all, if that’s better. Don’t let any debt you feel you owe me influence your decision.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 24, p.534

What happened to fighting back? Don’t start with the noble self-sacrifice now! Fight!

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 24, p.535

I don’t care that it’s cold here. I don’t care that I stink like a dog right now. Make me forget how awful I am. Make me forget him. Make me forget my own name. Fight back!

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 24, p.535

You said I could have any part of you I wanted. I want this part. I want every part.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 24, p.535

First, because you are bizarrely moral for a vampire.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 24, p.536

We will try, Bella. I’ll make good on my promise. But I’d much rather it wasn’t in reaction to Jacob Black.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 24, p.536

We’ve got skill, training, and surprise on our side. It will be over very soon. If I didn’t truly believe that, I would be down there now — and you’d be here, chained to a tree or something along those lines.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 24, p.537

If I had to bleed to save them, I would do it. I would die to do it, like the third wife. I had no silver dagger in my hand, but I would find a way.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 24, p.539

I wasn’t sure how I heard the low sound with all the other noises echoing off the stone wall and hammering inside my head. My own heartbeat should have been enough to drown it out. But, in the split second that I stared into Victoria’s eyes, I thought I heard a familiar, exasperated sigh.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 24, p.550

Bella, can you drop the rock, please? Carefully. Don’t hurt yourself.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 25, p.556

You don’t have to be afraid, Bella. You’re safe. I won’t hurt you.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 25, p.556

It’s going to be all right, Bella. I know you’re frightened now, but it’s over. No one is going to hurt you. I won’t touch you. I won’t hurt you.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 25, p.557

Are you… Aren’t you afraid of me?

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 25, p.557

I’m fine. I’m okay. I’m just. Freaking out. Give me. A minute.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 25, p.557

I didn’t want you to see that. See me like that. I know I must have terrified you.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 25, p.558

I just beheaded and dismembered a sentient creature not twenty yards from you. That doesn’t bother you?

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 25, p.558

You know that you nearly gave me a heart attack? Not the easiest thing to do, that.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 25, p.559

Just you wait till I’m a vampire! I’m not going to be sitting on the sidelines next time.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 25, p.559

The Volturi do not honor truces with werewolves.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 25, p.564

She’ll come around when she’s ready, Edward. She’s had too much to deal with today. Let her mind protect itself.

Carlisle Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 25, p.566

As soon as we’re done here, I will do what I can to help him. Sam is trying to get him to phase back to his human form. That will make treating him easier. I’ve never been to veterinarian school.

Carlisle Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 25, p.567

Overprotective fool.

Alice Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 25, p.569

A united front, as Edward had said, with me at the heart, in the safest place.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 25, p.571

There are no options for those who break the rules.

Jane, Eclipse, Chapter 25, p.572

This one seems to bring out bizarrely strong reactions in our kind.

Jane, Eclipse, Chapter 25, p.576

It’s too bad we missed the fight. It sounds like it would have been entertaining to watch.

Jane, Eclipse, Chapter 25, p.577

Play your role first, Bella, and then you can do what you want second. Part of being a Cullen is being meticulously responsible.

Alice Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 26, p.581

It might be different for you. I’ve never seen anyone go through this who’s chosen it beforehand. It should be interesting to see how that affects you.

Alice Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 26, p.583

You are safe inside your mind. No one can reach you there. It’s no wonder that Aro was so curious about your future abilities.

Alice Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 26, p.584

I’m sorry. I can’t really empathize. My first memory is of seeing Jasper’s face in my future; I always knew that he was where my life was headed. But I can sympathize. I’m so sorry you have to choose between two good things.

Alice Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 26, p.585

Yeah — in between insulting somebody’s mother and taking the Lord’s name in vain, he said, ‘Bet you’re glad she loves Cullen instead of me today, huh, Charlie?’

Charlie Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 26, p.586

Edward’s more mature than Jacob when it comes to your safety, I’ll give him that much.

Charlie Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 26, p.587

One minute it was that wolf yowling, and then you couldn’t hear it anymore — Jake’s cussing drowned it right out. Got a set of lungs on him, that boy does.

Charlie Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 26, p.588

And Edward was really… nice. He seemed as worried about Jacob as you are — like that was his brother lying there. The look in his eyes… He’s a decent guy, Bella. I’ll try to remember that. No promises, though.

Charlie Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 26, p.588

Have you ever noticed how big those Quileute kids all are?

Charlie Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 26, p.589

If only I could be struck by lightning and be split in two. Preferably painfully. For the first time, giving up being human felt like a true sacrifice. Like it might be too much to lose.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 26, p.589

Dr. Fang isn’t sure how much pain medication I need, so he’s going with trial and error. Think he overdid it.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 26, p.592

Why didn’t anyone ever try to kill me when I wanted to die?

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 26, p.592

He wasn’t even mad at me — he wasn’t even mad at you! He’s so unselfish it makes me feel even worse. I wish he would have yelled at me or something. It’s not like I don’t deserve… well, much worse that getting yelled at But he doesn’t care. He just wants me to be happy.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 26, p.593

I was sort of counting on his reaction. Damn it all. He’s better than I thought.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 26, p.593

He’s playing every bit as hard as I am, only he knows what he’s doing and I don’t. Don’t blame me because he’s a better manipulator than I am — I haven’t been around long enough to learn all his tricks.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 26, p.594

Don’t you think you ought to know how you feel — just so that it doesn’t take you by surprise someday when it’s too late and you’re a married vampire?

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 26, p.594

Do I get points for making you cry?

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 26, p.597

How can we be friends, when we love each other like this?

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 26, p.597

I’m exactly right for you, Bella. It would have been effortless for us — comfortable, easy as breathing. I was the natural path your life would have taken… If the world was the way it was supposed to be, if there were no monsters and no magic…

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 26, p.599

Two futures, two soul mates… too much for any one person.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 26, p.599

He’s like a drug for you, Bella. I see that you can’t live without him now. It’s too late. But I would have been healthier for you. Not a drug; I would have been the air, the sun.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 26, p.599

The clouds I can handle. But I can’t fight with an eclipse.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 26, p.600

Silly Jacob — don’t you know better than to believe vampire stories?

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 26, p.602

I’ll always be waiting in the wings, Bella. You’ll always have that spare option if you want it.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Chapter 26, p.602

I probably won’t think she’s good enough for you. I wonder how jealous I’ll be.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 26, p.603

Sometimes, there isn’t any way to compromise.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 27, p.607

Nothing scared Charlie worse than tears.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 27, p.608

My hindsight seemed unbearably clear tonight. I could see every mistake I’d made, every bit of harm I’d done, the small things and the big things. Each pain I’d caused Jacob, each wound I’d given Edward, stacked up into neat piles that I could not ignore or deny.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 27, p.608

It had not been Edward and Jacob that I’d been trying to force together, it was the two parts of myself, Edward’s Bella and Jacob’s Bella. But they could not exist together, and I never should have tried.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 27, p.608

If it hurts you so much, how can it possibly be the right thing for you?

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 27, p.610

Edward, I know who I can’t live without.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 27, p.610

You may be brave enough or strong enough to live without me, if that’s what’s best. But I could never be that self-sacrificing. I have to be with you. It’s the only way I can live.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 27, p.610

Go play with Edward. I have to get to work.

Alice Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 27, p.614

I’ve chosen my life — now I want to start living it.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 27, p.616

At least my mom and dad and my friends will know the best part of my choice, the most I’m allowed to tell them. They’ll know I chose you, and they’ll know we’re together. They’ll know I’m happy, wherever I am. I think that’s the best I can do for them.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 27, p.616

Bella, I see what you’re doing. You’re trying to make everyone else happy. And I don’t care about anyone else’s feelings. I only need you to be happy. Don’t worry about breaking the news to Alice. I’ll take care of it. I promise she won’t make you feel guilty.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 27, p.617

We’re doing this your way. Because my way doesn’t work. I call you stubborn, but look at what I’ve done. I’ve clung with such idiotic obstinacy to my idea of what’s best for you, though it’s only hurt you. Hurt you so deeply, time and time again. I don’t trust myself anymore. You can have happiness your way. My way is always wrong.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 27, p.617

You don’t fight fair.

Edward Cullen, Eclipse, Chapter 27, p.620

It’s a good thing you’re bulletproof. I’m going to need that ring. It’s time to tell Charlie.

Bella Swan, Eclipse, Chapter 27, p.620

I’d hate to shatter the dream world you live in — the one where the sun is orbiting the place where you stand — so I won’t tell you how little I care what your problem is. Go. Away.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Epilogue, p.622

This is making me sick, Jacob. Can you imagine what this feels like to me? I don’t even like Bella Swan. And you’ve got me grieving over this leech-lover like I’m in love with her, too. Can you see where that might be a little confusing? I dreamed about kissing her last night! What the hell am I supposed to do with that?

Leah Clearwater, Eclipse, Epilogue, p.622

Now Sue, she would have made one hell of a wolf. Leah’s more of a wolverine.

Billy Black, Eclipse, Epilogue, p.626

If the silence in my head lasted, I would never go back. I wouldn’t be the first one to choose this form over the other. Maybe, if I ran far enough away, I would never have to hear again… I pushed my legs faster, letting Jacob Black disappear behind me.

Jacob Black, Eclipse, Epilogue, p.629