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From an Illinois prison to a modeling agency to a challenging career in New York, Grace Adams carries the pain and betrayal of her past, until she finds happiness in the arms of New York attorney Charles Mackenzie, but her new life is threatened by an old enemy who will do anything to destroy her



Yes, I am really really catching up with this! I have Sidney Sheldon, Nicholas Sparks and Danielle Steel novels all lined up.   Just started MALICE this day and I really wonder why I happen to read this time similar sensitive case? Wahhh this one is twice vile than what happened to Ashley in Sheldon's "tell me your dreams".




This is the story of a 17-yr old orphan convicted for manslaughter of his own father the night her mom was just burried.  Shrouded by unbearable mist of a dark family secret, Grace carries with her the pain and horror initially subjecting herseslf to a twisted form of love to protect the family she never had nor loved her back. She finds herself resolved to take on any deadly verdict.  It was with the help of her Molly, herpsychiatrist and her  attorney David where for the first time in her life she found a nurturing friendship.  
Grace being sentenced to a reduced degree served behind a more darker, riotous,beastly savage nature of the real life in prison.  The horrors of her past repeats itself more oddly as she becomes a helpless victim trapped by a supposedly gang rape with women headed by terrorizing Brenda.  Somehow, in the middle of this danger she fnds  timely rescue byLuana, antoher inmate who to her luck turned out to be the most-invincible-feared-one. Together with Luana and Sally, her cellmate, life turns bearable as she becomes stronger  She somehow found her inner peace as she shared friendship and protection of new friends. However two more heartbreaking things occured as she approaches the end of her term. Molly announces her wedding but the night she was headed for honeymoon, dies in plane crash while David (who's secretly in love and obssessed of her) finally moves away to get married.  




At the end of two years life will turn differently for Grace as she takes on a promising modelling career and meets  Charles Mackenzie.  Life seems beautful only that she finds herself extremely haunted by the past that may break her agan and again.
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Some pages i love to go back to :)


"Hello," Alette said shyly.
The artist nodded toward the painting he was working on.
"What do you think?"
"Bellissimo. I think it's wonderful." And she waited for
her inner voice to say. For a stupid amateur. But it didn't
happen. She was surprised. "It's really wonderful."
He smiled. "Thank you. My name is Richard, Richard
Melton."
"Alette Peters."
"Do you come here often?" Richard asked.
"Si. As often as I can. I don't live in San Francisco."
"Where do you live?"
"In Cupertino." Not-"It's none of your damn business" or
"Wouldn't you like to know?" but-"In Cupertino."
What is
happening to me?

"That's a nice little town."
"I like it." Not-"What the hell makes you think it's a
nice little town?" or "What do you know about nice little
towns?
" but-"I like it."
He was finished with the painting. "I'm hungry. Can I buy
you lunch? Cafe De Young has pretty good food."

Alette hesitated only a moment. "Va bene. I'd like that."
Not-"You look stupid" or "I don't have lunch with strangers,"

but-"I'd like that. " It was a new, exhilarating experience
for Alette

what i think: kinda really cute how even an alter is aware she isn't normal
touched perhaps by some sort of an undeniable chemistry. hehe 
arghhh sad it didn't end that lovey-happy 

"I had a terrible dream last night," Ashley said. She
closed her eyes, reliving it. "I was running. I was in a huge
garden filled with flowers... They had weird, ugly faces...
They were screaming at me... I couldn't hear what they were
saying. I just kept running toward something... I don't know
what...."
She stopped and opened her eyes.
"Could you have been running away from something? Was
something chasing you?"

"I don't know. I-I think I'm being followed. Dr. Speakman.
It sounds crazy, but-I think someone wants to kill me."
He studied her a moment. "Who would want to kill you?"
"I-I have no idea."
"Have you seen anyone following you?"
"No."
"You live alone, don't you?"
"Yes."
"Are you seeing anyone? I mean romantically?"
"No. Not right now."
"So it's been a while since you-I mean sometimes when a
woman doesn't have a man in her life-well, a kind of physical
tension can build up...."
What he's trying to tell me is that I need a good- She
could not bring herself to say the word. She could hear her
father yelling at her, "Don't ever say that word again.
People will think you're a little slut. Nice people don't say
flick. Where do you pick up that kind of language?"

"I think you've just been working too hard, Ashley. I
don't believe you have anything to worry about. It's probably
just tension. Take it a little easier for a while. Get more
rest."
"I'll try."
Shane Miller was waiting


what i think: Look whos talking! lol  initially i thought there is nothing wrong with father-daughter relationship, i suspected it was just the mother who died wahhhhhh but then it turned out to be both.  

It was amazing how much people could change in ten years.
They were fatter and thinner... prosperous and downtrodden.
They were married and divorced... parents and parentless...
.

what i think: it always feels like that on reunions! wahhh be the thinner,prosperous,younger,
married andhappy one ! :p 


 "Congratulations, David..."
"Good job..."
"You really showed them...."
David walked into his office. Holly was gone. David
started cleaning out his desk.
"David-"
David turned around. It was Joseph Kincaid.
Kincaid walked up to him and said,
"What are you doing?"
"I'm cleaning out my office. I was fired."
Kincaid smiled.
"Fired? Of course not No, no, no. There
was some kind of a misunderstanding." He beamed. "We're
making you a partner, my boy. In fact, I've set up a press
conference for you here this afternoon at three o'clock."

David looked at him. "Really?"
Kincaid nodded.
"Absolutely."
David said, "You'd better cancel it. I've decided to go
back into criminal law. I've been offered a partnership by
Jesse Quiller
. At least when you're dealing with that part of
the law, you know who the criminals really are.

So, Joey,
baby, you take your partnership and shove it where the sun
don't shine."


what i thinK: lol! that's what all suckers deserve! hehehe this part made me feel so devilishly 
triumphant for David! hehe 
lesson: just be good to everyone okay? and love people sincerely not for what you can get out of the relationship alone. might be too late ... fate has funny twist! :p




There was such an incredible chasm between her innocent
vulnerability and the dark forces that were able to take over
her life. Every time he talked to Ashley, he had an
overpowering urge to try to protect her.
She's like a
daughter to me, he thought. Who am I kidding? I'm falling in
love with her.

Dr. Keller went to see Otto Lewison. "I have a problem,
Otto."

"I thought that was reserved for our patients."
"This involves one of our patients. Ashley Patterson."
"Oh?"
"I find that I'm-I'm very attracted to her."
"Reverse transference?"
"Yes."
"That could be very dangerous for both of you, Gilbert."
"I know."



"I didn't know I had any problems until- Well, you know."
"Do you know why, Ashley? Because you buried them. You
couldn't face what happened to you, so you built the fences
in your mind and shut the bad things away.
To one degree or
another, a lot of people do that."


 what i think:automatically shut off yah or it would hurt too much wed die. 



"Are you enjoying yourself?" he asked.
"Very much. Thank you." She looked at him and said,
"You're not like other doctors."
"They don't dance?"
"You know what I mean."
He was holding her close, and both of them felt the
urgency of the moment.
"That could be very dangerous for both of you,
Gilbert...."




It was all Gilbert Keller could do not to take her in his
arms and hold her and tell her that he loved her and
everything was going to be all right.
But, of course, it was
impossible.
I'm her doctor.

I'll miss her. Dr. Keller thought. I'll miss her terribly.     

what i think: omg how do u handle that being in love with your patient?!


"Do you sleep well at night?"
"Now I do, yes."


"Tell Me Your Dreams."
"I used to have terrible dreams; something was always
chasing me. I thought I was going to be murdered."
 
"Do you still have those dreams?"
"Not anymore. My dreams are very peaceful. I see bright
colors and smiling people. Last night, I dreamed I was at a
ski resort, flying down the slopes. It was wonderful. I don't
mind cold weather at all anymore."

what i think: no its not just a simle question at all. It means so much
more... 
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Wahhh!
I love this book! 
I am not surprised his father is caple of it.  Even when throughout the previous chapters he'z been described as a loving,sensitive,dedicated charitable best father in the world, somewhere int he story i doubted it.  I guess coz it's too good to be true? hahahaa i mean hehe no offense meant but when good sheeps are too good, hehe most often they are wolves!  

 True evil does exist.  I don't believe in literal hell fire but how i wish all incestful bastards end up there.  It gives me a strongly objecting disgust that her father who in the end was able to walk out freely and with a new family and another victim close by. Well, but in real lifethough sometimes it ends that way, some form of evil persists and we're unjustified. exactly the way we want.

Ashley's case of multiple personality disorder/disassociative idetity crises is quite something too close to impossible to prove in the court of law that refuses to take ghosts and demons or other similar stuff as evidence hehehe yah it's tough.

Hmm i wish hehe in my too-girly-predictable way, that in the end she had someone that would've brought real love for her. The real love that heals

But hmmm Ashley seems to be impossibly under the self-made snare she thought would save her. I reallly wish the father was condemened and out in the open, mask off, and that she has been completely cured with a promising future but hehe there she was singing that pop- goes- the -weasel again! too bad wahh but well..talking about reality.
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Description

Meet Ashley Patterson, the brainy, babelicious "computer whiz" and confused heroine of Tell Me Your Dreams. Although she has a cushy job at Global Computer Graphics, a fast-growing start-up in Silicon Valley, her life falls short of fulfilling.She's lonely, shy, and absolutely convinced she's being stalked. What's worse, the only sympathetic ear around is her father, Dr. Patterson, the heartless heart surgeon, who has the charm of an electric eel and the compassion of a tarantula. Given her options, Ashley looks to the heavens for support and offers up an ultimatum to the Almighty: "I'll make a deal with you, God. If it doesn't rain, it means that everything is all right, that I've been imagining everything." Of course, it starts raining buckets just paragraphs later, setting off a car alarm of an omen about our computer cutie's fate.Enter Toni Prescott and Alette Peters. They both work with Ashley at Global Computer Graphics, but the similarities end there. Toni is a saucy, British vixen with a penchant for Internet dating and discotheques. La bella Italiana Alette, on the other hand, is a wannabe artist who prefers quiet, dreamy weekends withbeefcake painters. Reminiscent of junior high school, Toni and Alette do their best to keep Ashley out of their cool clique, but find it difficult when a string of murders irrevocably binds them together.Based on a true story and laden with realistic details--not to mention a whopper of an ending--Tell Me Your Dreams is vintage Sheldon. However, there is one necessary caveat: avoid moviegoer types who insist on telling you the entire plot before you have a chance to see it. You should be doing this anyway, but take extra care with this book. Once the surprise ending is blown, so is the fun in reading it. --Rebekah Warren
Features
Theme: Fiction, Fiction - Psychological Suspense, Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths, Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths, Mystery/Suspense, Psychological, Suspense
Date Published: August 01, 1999
Publisher: Vision
Author: Sidney Sheldon
Pages: 384
source: Target.com


I am really catching up on books and i have 5 from Sidney Sheldon lined up hehe
I am setting time each day to read chapters.

This morning I started with "tell me your dreams" Ummm to early to tell but i think Ashley could be the culprit for the 2 murders so far. Wowww I miss master sheldon! now i am so absorbed again. hehe
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JACOB'S BOOK - obnoxious jacob! grrrr but nahhh he's funny.  book 2 is Jacob's point of view and i find
his style funny kind of annoying drama an stuff! Even his chapter titles are all so much of him, so so Jacobish!
Although i can sypathize with him hmmm or maybe even empathize, i still think his love is such a funny kind of melodrama!  

MISERY LOVES COMPANY - Edward shouldn't have a change of heart about the monster. ..or so he thought but then distraught and exploding in pain upon seeing how edward-bella-baby in tummy and rosalie hugged one moment which changed it all. A picture of happy family ....wahhhh then out jacob goes with edward's offer of fancy car to fnd someone to imprint with and forget how he feels.  hehe


JACOB THE ALPHA - wowww i love this part! Young and yet decisive, he knows when to stand up for his own and fight for bella you- and- me -against- the -world -type. It touches me how Edward can put burning courage for the one who calls him "bloodsucker" and the one he calls "dog".  Edwad has unvield to Jacob his real upper state, his birthright, the real heir and Alpha and showed him how to embrace it and save bella and all of the tribe. He may have left his own tribe but he needed to for what is RIGHT.

JACOB VS. BARBIE - lol  Jacob's one of favorite things everyday since Bella was pregnant was to stay close and find ways to hit on Barbie( jacob's very appropriate endearment for Rosalie) to get herr temper escalating .  He'd find apt jokes to annoy her which in a wierd way he and Edward can laugh together despite their thin layer (well at least thinning day to day layer of hostility)

Remember when he phased to his giant wolfy state and how he intentionally settled himself right where his feet would almost touch barbie's face. lol and how he planned to and visualize all sorts of evil strategic attack to put an end to Barbie and that little monster! :p and how it turned out funny after when he saw the face of the child...lol'z i thought it might happen to him for teasing his friend imprinting on that baby!

THE VANITIES OF ALICE - lol - wear-once-attire! that overreacting hallof fame designer and fashion model! wahhh andhow that makes bella under her submission likea dress up doll andall that! Her imposing ways for glamour and fashion be it on bella's wardrome to her parties ...graduation and wedding wahhhh! and after wedding and even post vampirazation!

BELLA the Seductress - LoL  UMMmmm i think when she tried to get the vampire going for it,  i kinda thought it should have been the other way around  and i was right Edward told her exactly wha i had in mind. hehe well she's right, he's an old-fashioned vampire and hehe i think bella is an inexperienced seductress.

BELLLA-EDWARD honeymoon - ahhahathe inexperienced and the hesitant ummm.... and then bella waking up asking why she has feathers all over her....and all those chunks of wood from their down-trodden bed! :p lol a dangerous vampire!

BELLA'S PREGNANCY- wahhh conceiving a human an dhalf immortal and al the harrowingg things that goes along with it unexpectedly like a too bg too fast-pased-cycle cracking her bones and sipping her blood.
Remember that cup of goeey red liquid and the slurping thirst-crazed mom? weeeee
wahhhhh well as the book warns...."if you love the one who is killling you, how could you not give it ...if it's someone you truly love?" 

BELLA'S emergency VAmpirization! - wahhhh silly girl who loves to be a vampire but so bold enough to o for that where Edward will have no choice.

BELLA'S FIRST HUNT - ummm wowww the remarkably beautiful model in her runway dress and designer shoes hehehe courtesy of sweet-fashion-obssessed-sis Alice! hehe out for her first festive meal!
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Days ago when i flipped through the final page of Breaking Dawn, it's so wierd to feel sad when the last chapter was entitled "THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER".


woWwWwww


At the edge of the story I felt like something pricked me ...gnawing and gaping pain but sort of numbing. :(


Perhaps because the particular scene i shaped in my mind was too melodramatic to handle.  In the middle of that vampie-wolf pact vs. the informidable Volturi  it was that point Bella was giving in to the dark gallows of fate.  The would-have-been separation was a hope for a life breathing on and yet a graceful surrender in death.  


Hmmm even when i was sue it's gonna be happy ending it felt that way. wahhhh


anyway


My most unforgettable part on this book ...yay coming next post.
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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 goodbyebecause 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


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
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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.
Edward CullenEclipse, 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.
Bella Swan, 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 foreverbut 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

Nervousness and irritation are not the same thing.
Bella Swan, 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



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.496S

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
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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. I
t 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

No Emmet, 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


 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


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

 

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