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TWILIGHT BY STEPHENIE MEYER: ONLINE NOTES / LITERATURE SUMMARY
The next morning Charlie is around for breakfast again and notices the good mood that Bella is in. Edward arrives after Charlie leaves, and on the drive continues his questions and cuts off her own queries. During lunch, Edward tells Bella that he's leaving school after lunch with Alice so that they can go hunting, in order to make their time on Saturday safer. Bella opines that the other Cullens don't like her but Edward says that they simply don't understand why he can't leave her alone. As they spoke, Bella and Rosalie exchange looks and Rosalie holds Bella's gaze until Edward breaks it off by addressing his sibling. He apologizes and says Rosalie is worried about him and Bella spending so much time together in public especially if it ends badly. Alice introduces herself to Bella in a friendly manner; she will be dropping off Bella's truck at school, which Bella finds amusing since her keys are in a pair of jeans in the laundry at home.
At Gym, Mike wishes Bella a good trip to Seattle, but she says that's cancelled. Asked if she'll be going to the dance with Cullen, Bella lies and says she will stay home, do laundry, and study for a Trig test. She stresses that she will not see Edward at all, remembering what he said about their being seen in public too much. Mike says Bella can go to the dance as part of a group but she negates that option. After school, she finds her truck waiting for her, the key in the ignition, as well as a note from Edward telling her to "Be safe." Bella goes home and tells Jessica the same lie as she told Mike about her Saturday plans, then does the same to Charlie. Charlie volunteers to not go fishing that day, as he'd planned all along, but she insists he goes. She remembers Edward's advice to tell Charlie where she will be and with who, but sticks to her choice.
Bella wakes up early the next day, Charlie already gone fishing. When Edward
arrives, it's without his Volvo, as he previously said. They get into
her truck and he directs her outside the town limits to a road. They stop
briefly at the end of the road, and Edward wants her to follow the pavement
until it ends, and from there they will go on a five mile hike; he grows
angry, however, when he finds out the lies she told for this day and how
it meant that nobody knew where she was except Edward and Alice. He offers
to take her home but she agrees to go ahead; while she worries about her
clumsiness and hurting herself without a discernible trail to follow,
that isn't the case when they trek through the woods. When they finally
arrive at the destination, she sees Edward step into the midday sun and
what it does to him.
Bella seeks to protect Edward in her own fashion by lying about what she's
doing on Saturday, claiming she won't be with him at that time. Edward
sees this as a threat to Bella's life, however - he feels that people
knowing they're somewhere together will make him more accountable for
her. Thus this appeal to his intellect makes it less likely for him to
give in to his instinct.
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