Chapters 7-12

by Annabell Cadiz

Short Summary/Mini Description: Bella wakes up in the middle of the night feeling not quite like her usual self. One minute she’s hungry, the next she’s unable to keep the food down. She’s having weird, horrible dreams and she can’t sleep much. She soon discovers that she is pregnant but Edward isn’t exactly thrilled about it. He never expected Bella to be able to get pregnant since he wasn’t human anymore. They leave right away back to Forks so Carlisle can rid Bella of the baby before the Incubus can do any harm to Bella’s body. But Bella wants to keep her child so she recruits the help of Rosalie to help be her bodyguard. Jacob finds out Bella and Edward are back. He gets word from the pack that Bella is really sick and hasn’t left the Cullens house since returning, apparently not even Charlie is allowed to visit. Jacob wants to attack the Cullens believing Bella has already been turned into a vampire but Sam refuses. Sam believes the Cullens aren’t a threat and they have not broken the treaty since Bella made her choice willingly. Jacob doesn’t care; he leaves to attack the Cullens house on his own but his determination disappears just as suddenly as it came when he sees Bella. He finds out she’s pregnant and what’s worse she’s dying because of it.

Edward wants Jacob to help him convince Bella that’s it’s stupid she’s willing to keep the baby when it’s killing her from the inside. Jacob agrees under the condition that he and Edward will finally have their fight. Jacob tries but Bella does not listen. Sam now wants to send the pack after Bella to destroy the baby because he believes it will be dangerous. Jacob still wants to protect Bella even though he doesn’t agree with her. Sam tries to force Jacob into submission but Jacob finally accepts his birthright as an Alpha and no longer has to listen to Sam. He breaks away from the Pack and Seth chooses to join him. They both head to the Cullens house to help protect Bella. Leah shows up a little later, having decided to join Jacob as well. Leah and Seth monitor the preimaeter around the house while the others are inside watching over Bella waiting for something to happen. Edward comes up with the idea to have Bella drink human blood to see if that helps her condition since the baby is a vampire. Bella agrees.

Favorite Scene: When Jacob finally acknowledges his birthright as an Alpha and disobeys Sam.

Least Favorite Scene: When Edward tells Jacob he would even be willing to let Bella have a baby with him as long as it would save her. Disturbing on so mean levels!

Favorite Quotes:

“Hey, Rosalie? Do you know how to drown a blonde? Stick a mirror to the bottom of a pool.” ~Jacob

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

Discussion Questions:

1)   What do you think of Bella’s decision to keep the baby? If you were in her position, what do you think you would do? Would you agree with Edward and get rid of the baby or let yourself die to see if the baby could survive?

2)   Do you think Bella would have been better off with Jacob instead of being with Edward? Why or why not?

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