Chapters 8 & 9 by ifellhard

Chapter 8 – Temper

Chapter 9 – Target


After ditching school, Bella and Jacob hang out at La Push and catch up with one another. Jacob tells Bella about Quil imprinting with Claire and explains that the phenomenon is more than a romantic thing. He comments that he doesn’t think that it will ever happen for him and he professes his feelings to Bella. Once they get past the awkwardness of that conversation, they ride their motorcycles and hang out in the garage like old times until Bella lets Jacob know that it will be only a few weeks before Edward changes her into a vampire. Jacob becomes enraged and Bella takes off on her motorcycle to the Cullens’ house where Alice is waiting for her beside the Porsche. Edward returns from his hunting trip, waking Bella from her sleep in his room. They discuss the new bed in Edward’s room and Bella continues her quest to conquer Edward’s virtue. Bella recounts what happened during the day and her heated conversation with Jacob. She also tells him about her conversation with Rosalie and asks him about Tanya. Edward tells her that he prefers brunettes and tells her that her jealousy is adorable before lulling her back to sleep, humming her lullaby.



“Quil…imprinted…with a two year-old?” – Bella, page 175

“You’d be better off dead. I’d rather you were.” – Jacob, page 183

“I was 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, page 186

“I’ll tell you what’s dangerous,” I said quickly, before he could move to a new topic of discussion. “I’m going to spontaneously combust one of these days – and you’ll have no one but yourself to blame.” – Bella, page 188

“You’re quite adorable when you’re jealous. It’s surprisingly enjoyable.” – Edward, page 194

“That’s not very attractive behavior, Bella” he said. “Forgiveness is divine.” – Charlie, page 197

“Is Jacob paying you for all the P.R., or are you a volunteer?” – Bella, page 207

“Here’s the crux, Jacob. I won’t be letting Bella out of my sight till I get this taken care of. It’s nothing personal – “ – Edward, page 211


Were you surprised by the harshness of Jacob’s reaction to Bella’s news of becoming a vampire in mere weeks?

What did you think of Bella’s reaction to Quil’s imprinting with Claire?

What do you make of Bella’s jealousy over Tanya? Should this be of concern to her?

Do you think that the vampire who entered Bella’s house is anything that should worry the Cullens?

Do you think that Alice had anything to do with Bella’s missing shirt or her pillow? Tossing things from Bella’s wardrobe certainly sounds like it has Alice all over it, doesn’t it?