エケコ人形の本物?偽物?見分け方!ボリビアVSペルーVS中国

エケコ人形評論家の二宮です。

お客様からの質問と現地ボリビアとのやりとりですっかり評論家気取りです。


エケコ人形が2010年5月12日(実は私の誕生日です。誕生日プレゼントか?笑)にテレビに出演!

そのあとすぐにボリビアから中国製の偽物が出るぞ!との一報が。

調査は早かったみたいです。

いろいろなところから情報はたくさんありますがこれまでの情報をまとめます。


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なんでこの文章を書いているかというと、商売なのでうちのボリビア製のエケコ人形が売れるのはもちろんうれしいのですが、今までかなりたくさんのお客様からご連絡をうけました。偽物買いました・・・。顔がシールでした・・・などなど。それでいろいろネットなどで探し回り、うちのお店で安心するんです。ボリビアのお店から推薦があったり、配送伝票ではなくボリビア商工会から出された原産国証明書、そして二宮本人がボリビア人っぽい!?ではなくボリビアには何度も行ってる旅日記を公表などなど。うちのお店ではなくてもきちんとボリビア製を売っているお店はあります!ただ、ネットを見てると偽物との見極め方がわからないとのコメントが多く、皆さん迷っている様子なので当店!とは言わずとも皆さんのためになるよう書かせていただきます。中国製を売って甘い汁を吸っている人たちがいると思うと書かずにはいられません!!


中国製偽物の特徴(私の評論付き)

・顔がのっぺり

 →アジアで浸透している七福神に近い。中国で作るとそのようなデザインになるでしょう。

・軽い

 →輸入コストは基本的に重量で決まるのでコスト削減のためでしょう。どうせ偽物なら割れにくく軽い方がお得。

・顔がシール

 →テレビに出て、早く入荷して売ったもの勝ち!のところがあったので製造を急いだのでしょう。

・紙幣の裏は印刷なし

 →これも顔がシールと同じ理由からでしょう。


・デザインはペルー製そっくり
 →中国製が出回るという話しはボリビアからの情報でしたが、日本で販売しているエケコ人形のほとんどがペルー製だからか、上記の特徴をしたエケコ人形はペルー製にそっくりです。気を付けましょう。

他に足の裏に穴があるかないかとかありますが、これは工房の違いによるので判断材料にはなりません。それぞれの工房で素焼きするときの器具が違うためです。ボリビア製でも両方あります。

中国製を買わないためには?

・流行ものをよく売ってるようなお店では買わない

 →元々、海外にパイプはなくどこからか卸しで買っているお店ばかりです。ジャンルは様々なので1社で全部は集められませんし、卸しで購入した方がコストがかからず他から買った方がお得です。ただ、これが一番危ない!販売店も騙されている可能性ありますよ!?よく、郵便局などの配送伝票を見ますが、普通に作れそうなものもあります。海外で流行ものがあると必ず出てくるところは要注意!

 ※配送伝票について※

  英語表記が多いところは作った可能性高いですね。南米には4回行ってますが、ほとんど英語が通じません。ワン、ツーも言いません。というのも周りにある外国(ブラジル以外)もスペイン語を話すので世界共通語はスペイン語だと現地の方たちは思っています。そういう文化もあり、伝票でも駅の看板でもなんでもそうですが、どん!とスペイン語があって英語がちょこっとかわいくあるようなそのくらいのイメージ。ご参考に。

・偽物は安い!?

 →工場で製造してますし、先に述べたように軽いので輸入コストもかかりません。はるばる南米から来ているエケコ人形と中国から来るエケコ人形は重さだけでなく距離的なコストの安さもあります。価格帯を見て、明らかに安くして多売しているようなお店は要注意!!値段につられて買うと危なすぎです。

・南米の国と元々取引のある販売店

 →上記の考えを裏側から考えてみましょう。元々、南米と取引が直接ある販売店は偽物の確率がぐんと減ります。直接、取引しているので普通に考えて現地にいる同じ人に頼むでしょう。南米と取引があるような販売店は中国と取引ないのも安心材料です。大手の輸入雑貨店などは中国にも拠点はありますが、オリジナル商品以外は南米からの輸入で間違いないでしょう。



次に南米とは言ってもボリビア製とペルー製がありますが・・・

インカの文化なので民族的には国境なんて関係ないアンデスに住む、アイマラ語を話す人たちの文化です。ということでボリビア製もペルー製も関係ありません。どっちも文化的には本物です。ちなみにボリビアの大統領がエケコは我々のものだ!と発言したのに対し、ペルーの観光局が反論したなんてニュースもありましたが、第3者として見てるとどっちもどっちなんです。ただ!一つだけ違う決定点が!!お土産用か祈願用か。要は観光客相手に売るものなのか現地の昔から続くように作られているのか。見た目はそう変わりません。購入されるお客様の気持ちの問題になります。ただ、お土産用は主にヨーロッパからのツーリスト好みに作られています。もちろんその方が売れるから!祈願用は昔からの伝統を守って職人さんがハンドメイドで作っています。それを100%完全には分けられませんがざっくりボリビア製とペルー製に分けられます。ペルーはご存じのとおり、マチュピチュやナスカの地上絵などを有する南米一の観光立国!ということは観光客相手の商売は発達しています。要はお土産用にシーズン関係なく工場なのかもしれませんが大量生産です。観光客はオールシーズン来ますからね。ボリビアは違います。エケコ人形について調べると出てきますがアラシータというエケコ人形のお祭りが毎年1月にボリビアの首都、ラパスで1週間かけて開催されます。1週間ですよ!!カーニバルと同じ期間。そちらは観光客(ペルーに比べたら断然少ない)ももちろん来ますが、現地の方がメイン!!伝統が残っているんです。現地の方が祈願するために買いに来るんです!!ちなみにボリビアのエケコ人形はアラシータの前の少しの期間にしか通常は作りません。日本で大ブームになってエケコ人形が必要!ってときは職人さん、他の仕事してましたよ(笑)たたき起こしました!!そういう環境なので日本ではほとんどのお店がペルー製のエケコ人形を売っているのが明白にわかります。エケコの職人さんが動いてません。


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コパカバーナ(当店)はアルパカ製品を見てもらうとわかりますがボリビア製もペルー製も商品として販売しています。要はどちらからも輸入できるんですが、たくさん売れるのでたくさん量がほしくてもボリビアからしか輸入しません。それはせっかく購入してくれるのだからボリビアの伝統ある祈願用で祈願してほしいからです。お土産用は「エケコ人形のおもちゃ」です。ビジネスだけ考えれば置いておけば売れるエケコ人形をペルーからも輸入しましたよ!その方が儲かりますし!でも、店長のこだわりもあるんです。願いが叶えばお店も感謝されてたくさんのお客様にかわいがられいいお店になるでしょう。


世界仰天ニュースをはじめ、テレビでもペルーではなくボリビアばかり映ってますよね?嘘ついたり、問題になるような放送をすると世間の大反論に遭うのは皆さん、ニュースなどでご存知かと思います。テレビ局、並びに番組製作会社はそんなこと起きては大変だと死に物狂いで情報集めに走ります。そこで紹介しているのはボリビアのエケコ人形。私が言いたい意味が分かると思います。ちなみに大手の輸入雑貨店はペルー製を輸入しています。それは会社が大きくて南米の現場のことを知っているのはバイヤーさんのみ。ここまで細かい話しはたとえ大手でも知らないかと思います。買い付けだけで現地の方との交流はないでしょうから。それと大手の雑貨店に入るとわかりますが、南米の商品はペルー製ばかりなんですよね。契約上、輸入コストがペルーの方がかからないんだと思います。


ここまで詳しく書きましたが、またなにかあれば加えていこうと思います。でも、私が書かなくても大部分の方はボリビア製を探しているようです。試しにヤフーやグーグルでエケコ人形と打ち込んでください。キーワード入力補助にボリビアって出てきますから。ペルーとは出てきません。たくさんの人が検索すると入力補助が出てくるようになっているのでボリビアのエケコ人形を探している方が多いのは確かです。


販売店によって値段が違ったり、エケコ人形の表情が違ったり、色が違ったりと様々ですがせっかくのエケコ人形ですからご自身でかわいがれるよう納得のいくお買い物をしてくださいね。ちなみにかわいがらないと悪運を運んでくるということですよ!


ここまで熱弁をお読みくださりありがとうございます。当店とは言わずとも皆さんの参考になればと思います。ぜひ、購入をお考えのお友達に読ませていただいたり、ブログ・日記、ネット上などで引用していただいても構いません。リンクフリーです。ただ、リンク貼るとうちのお店の宣伝になってしまうのでリンクではなくコピペでも構いません。



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    Edward said you hit it pretty hard.to destroy this family here.he greeted me when I walked into the kitchen.His voice was guarded.So it's better.Nothing was right when I was away from her.for me to hear the monster's thoughts and see his memories, memories of Bella mixed in with less fortunate girls who no one could save now.ray ban 2140!I owed him a face-to-face conversation, at least.But I do have a favor to ask.He doesn't know.Edward waited.But I have to do what's right.They count years the way you count days.I couldn't tell whether he was or not.Playing with Renee and Esme.If she had come to Forks now.Her eyes were halfway here and halfway locked on the future, wide, staring, filling her thin face till they seemed to overflow it.    They each grabbed one of my elbows and half-carried me as they flew down the stairs.I wondered to myself if her class was running late.But I dont count that as a kiss, Jacob.Oh no, not you, too.Her audience laughed.I had a difficult time not giving her whatever she asked for.Straight to Jacob's house, right.Maybe those newborns hadn't had the piercing, ringing sound of the older ones,Ray-Ban Jackie Ohh sunglasses, either.He got in the driver's side.I looked around, but saw nothing.When she saw me, she looked relieved, but only for a moment.Yes, I gulped.He grabbed his black bag on the way.It wasn't exactly as comfortable as a sofa cushion would be, what with his chest being hard and cold.I didnt want to fight with Edward, too.    it sounded very wide, but I couldn't be sure.She sighed happily.If they would let us explain.I shrugged.Alice.When he stepped out from the shadows, the sun shimmered on his skin like it did on the snow.I dont know when Ill talk to you again.the snow made first a thin icing over the earth, then built into thicker drifts.See, well, he's.It's rubbing off on me.Is that something I might get to see.I turned, but he grabbed my shoulders and spun me around.I wonder how jealous Ill be.He threw a set of my clothes on the bed without looking at them, so I assumed it was time for me to get dressed.'Kay.Sam.Perhaps this isnt the best moment for that, he suggested, too calm for my liking.Ruhnezmay.THE FUTURE Carlisle and Edward had not been able to catch up with Irina before her trail disappeared into the sound.    And so would Rosalie.I towed Mike out into the cool, wet air.And I doubt youll want to drink the dogs blood.I started to gasp.She's insisting on leaving the food she brought.Mike asked about me.He's here somewhere, but they didn't make him use a stretcher.Jacob hung up on me.I miss brown.You threw me to the sharks.He was blocking my path to the exit.I hesitated, my hand on the door handle, trying to prolong the moment.Both Jacob and Mike had claimed the armrests on either side of me.Edward put the long cloak on, leaving the hood down.His teeth were clenched and his nostrils flared with rage.There are no exceptions to this rule, Edward, Tanya snapped back.His hand caught my left wrist.He seemed to relax just a little.

    Rachel can have her room back.He smiled hesitantly.Just the charm.Its no wonder that Aro was so curious about your future abilities.Harry was one of his best friends.One was suddenly gripping under the body of the van, and something was dragging me, swinging my legs around like a rag doll's, till they hit the tire of the tan car.ray bans 2140!I know exactly what I want.I'm more afraid that you'll be angry with me, she whispered.As long as I burned, she was safe.I just thought I knew the one guy.he can't resist a good emotional climate.I couldnt keep it from him for long, but maybe the graduation ceremony wasnt the best time for his reaction.I guess I'm just not as great as a bloodsucker, am I.    She suffers a great deal over the pain she's inflicting on you, and on me, by asking you to stay.I couldn't get away from it.I'm still up for it.So.He'd have to work on the honesty thing.But the leader spoke to Ephraim Black as if he were a man, and promised not to harm the Quileutes.He didn't answer.I was the same age as you, but I was ready for it all.Please what.He was a vampire.I asked when he opened the door.Hurt you so deeply, time and time again.He raised his eyebrows, measuring my expression with curious eyes.I stared across the campus, wondering how to prolong my time with her.He suddenly kissed me again, not letting me answer.I gasped in shock when I saw that I was not alone in the cab.    Most of the young romantic he'd been in those days had faded before I'd known him, as the curly brown hair.I want you to stay in the car.Still breathtakingly beautiful, but his face was colder, more like a sculpture, less alive.His tense eyes flashed to Alices face and away.Maybe we should cool it with the bikes.Even allowing for the dull crimson irises.I hadn't got my answers yet.Welcome, he greeted the invisible wolves.He met me halfway to the house.It's a good thing he's happily married.You shouldn't goad her like that.The shoulders of his shirt were stained with the rain, his hair dripping, when he rounded the corner.He used her distraction to slide closer.Every day, I watched anxiously until the rest of the Cullens entered the cafeteria without him.    The pale, perfectly still, unbreathing white body.I thought about Demetri while I hunted, paying little attention to my prey or the drifting snowflakes that had finally appeared but were melting before they touched the rocky soil.It was just as well.Take it easy, I warned him.Especially after Rosalie's callousness.I didn't think so, he murmured smugly.I got up from the table, shrugging out of my t-shirt as I stood.he asked,ray ban rb2015, smug.Jacob didn't want to be a part of this.I pointed at my chest.I wanted to run away.I clutched at the opportunity.As I stared wearily, a spark of color caught my unfocused eyes.But you see, just because we've been.What would Aro.She wanted to show off all the beauties of her new home, still hoping, I think, that the sun might lure me away from Forks.

    I watched her stumble her way up to the pool of light that surrounded the front door.a thousand different ways to touch her.Yeah, I said, and then I reached out and patted the back tire of my bike.Mine did.Success made Maria greedy.My voice went flat.Edward would know how to fight him.Carefully,ray ban wayfarer, I scrubbed out the entire paragraph with my eraser and then I wrote over the top: What about Charlie.replica ray ban!But then his expression lightened as he looked me over, and he laughed.In truth, young Bella, immortality does become you most extraordinarily, he said.I didnt look up again as Edward walked around the car and climbed into the drivers side, so I didnt know if Jacob went back into the house or continued to stand there, watching me.    I said.A longer silence greeted his request.after all that life had put him through in the last week with Harry's loss, and then I had put him through with my unexplained disappearance.his full mouth turned down in an uncharacteristic frown.My former best friend who was now.There was no change in the silent, still forms of the counseling ancients.I could feel the sharp plumes of light where my family and friends stood.yknow, kiss him.He looked huge.Then who.Sorry, Charlie, Alice's trilling voice responded.I told her you probably just crashed human, but you know how she is.Just wondering what.Theirs or ours.a solution that excluded the assumption that I was insane.It was a trick.I thumped my head against the steering wheel, trying to distract myself from the sharper pain.    , I started to whine.Thats probably worse.the Amazons, Zafrina and Senna.That was what mattered.Edward estimated that we had about two more days.Not my family.Without realizing what he was doing, Jacob had told me exactly what I needed to know that day.That is a very close friend of the family.He wasnt 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.I guess thats my cue to leave.Do you need any help finding your next class.For a brief second, I was distracted by the profusion of white blossoms that hung in garlands from everything in the room that wasn't alive, dripping with long lines of white gossamer ribbons.Overprotective fool.    But the leader spoke to Ephraim Black as if he were a man, and promised not to harm the Quileutes.he grumbled.You wouldn't attack them for breaking the treaty this afternoon.Theres so much to read.I listened hard again, but I could only hear the one steady pulse.And it meant not creating some things in the first place, because some creations were uncontrollable.Finally.Whats wrong, Jake.He was bitten.Do you really like it.The first was surprise.A deafening crack echoed off the trees.Well.He wasn't making any sense.Well, Bella, tell Charlie.Edward stood in the halo of the porch light, looking like a male model in an advertisement for raincoats.I cant leave her somewhere shes been frequently.My entire being shies away from any course that could inspire that kind of pain again.

    I'll come with you.So.To the east.Fine, I lied.Edward Cullen.I swallowed, trying to dislodge the sudden lump in my throat.and mysterious.I ran faster,Ray Ban Tech, forcing myself to breathe, though my lungs felt kinda stiff all of a sudden.Do you want anything.They were full of questions, rather than answers.The grilled cheese sandwiches were in the frying pan and I was slicing up a tomato when I sensed someone behind me.raybans!Tightly fitted ice-blue silk.the Quileutes were perhaps the one thing I did not have to worry about.Two birth certificates, two passports, one driver's license, I said in a low, strained tone.No matter what it is.I decided to permit myself one glance at the Cullen family's table.    No, Billy, I think she's right about this.still gasping.Sure.Can we outrun him.Then he gently patted the strand back into place, and I felt his cool fingertips against my throat.I miss that, Jacob said.Well, covens fought to the last man.Mmm, I murmured vaguely, and turned back to the sink.It's your fault that he's deluded himself into thinking I'm going to prom with him.speak to Bella.Unless they didnt want to get their hands dirty.A plane crash.It's good to see things work out for you, man, Seth said.I sidestepped the minefield.Purely a mental defense.Behind me, to the sides, I heard the beating of large hearts, closer than before.He'd want to fight me alone.Eric slumped forward and walked away, headed in the wrong direction from his car, his only thought escape.    So I figure if I endanger his life, then we're even, and he can't keep trying to make amends.I didn't even want to think about how much.Despite Aro's overt politeness, I didn't believe I really had a choice.I sighed.And their numbers have forced a larger pack than the tribe has ever seen, Old Quil said, and for one moment his black eyes, all but buried in the wrinkles of skin folded around them, seemed to rest on me.I can hear him outside.I'm sending you to Renee, to Jacksonville, he clarified.I looked up, and he was smiling.I think you'll be surprised at how entirely she's already wrapped us all around her little fingers.The crowd was thicker here than anywhere else.Does that mean you've decided you're awake.    It was the incubus.I spoke to my brothers about it.Alice gave me a clear picture of their path, and it wont take long for us to intersect it.He leaned over so that his cheek was resting on top of my head.But I never imagined it would be so easy to do.She fanned the air toward me, like she was making some point so obvious it wasn't worth spelling out.And, though I bit my lip in hesitation, he must have seen the curiosity burning in my eyes.I followed him.Of course you should bring Bella, Alice chirped.Charlie held up one finger.He would have been hard to miss, towering over the students the way he did, even if he hadnt been leaning against his black motorcycle, parked illegally on the sidewalk.

    That afternoon, as soon as school was finished, my role played, I ran to Seattle as I had the day before.The truck had suffered only minimal damage in the accident.I wish there had been someone there to vote no for me.It was exhausting to push against it.I know, he laughed quietly.Dont let any debt you feel you owe me influence your decision.mac cosmetics!She came back for me, I choked out.I tried again.that.Neither of them sounded angry, at least.The murmur of low, smooth voices was a gentle hum in the air.He told me one.Alistair was the only sane one here.It'll be fine, Rose, he encouraged in a low voice.having experienced the way it feels to think Ive lost you.    I'd sit out front of his house all night if I had to.Theres something else, I guessed, my eyes narrowing.She didn't love Bella the way I did.Jeez, she was running true to form.I wasn't sure how to manage that, though.It feels that way, I agreed.There had to be a normal bookstore in town.Even life as an animal would be better than this horrible empty consciousness.Because we reach full growth inside of a few months when the werewolf gene gets triggered.Bella, he said, relief strong in his voice.Yes, she said, her voice level and grave.I whispered, touching the rough edge at the back of his shorn hair.His voice was hard now, and when he looked at me again his eyes were cold.How silly humans were, to let a six inch height differential confound their happiness.    It matters to me, she said intensely.He was lying.I want to be a monster, too.They're probably inside by now.I wasn't thinking.Oh no, not you, too.Alice had said there was a good chance we would both die here.I was trying to imagine the face of the unnamed woman who had saved the entire tribe, the third wife.kept me from sliding forward onto the rocks.I tried to comfort myself with their lack of concern, but I couldn't drive the brutal image of the fighting werewolves from my head.What you heard.His eyes narrowed, turned black in the shadow of his brows.What changed.The snow washed away for good after that one dangerously icy day.He barely looked at the road, yet the tires never deviated so much as a centimeter from the center of the lane.    Charlie was almost a stranger when he came down the stairs before the sun was up, wearing an old suit I'd never seen him in before.The hulking shadows of the lighter gray cloaks.She laughed, too.I grimaced.I felt just as irritated as Emmett always did.If there aren't two packs, then why can we hear each other and not the rest.When I went back out to my truck, other students were starting to arrive.A shield, I think.Chief Swan.Five miles of treacherous roots and loose stones, trying to twist my ankles or otherwise incapacitate me.To find yourself again.Carlisle was shaking his head.But the little red house was empty.Page 375 If he noticed the change in my expression, he pretended otherwise.

    sort of.nice.He walked over with Alice a half step behind.You were angry with me, remember.Suddenly, I was sure that I wouldn't find him there alone.Charlotte, Peter, I said, nodding.You're right, he agreed, still complacent.I stood pressed against the back wall, waiting for the receptionist to be free.mant blanc!that wasn't a question either.Charlie settled himself in at the table.a fresh attempt to diet.I jumped up to look outside, and then groaned in horror.Mike appatently had the same notion.And then he shook his head.I watched his eyes carefully for some sign that he was placating me, but they were perfectly clear.What kind of a place was this.    I struggled with the conspicuous understatement.Knowing all along that, when she died, I would find a way to die, too.I could see it all so clearly.Carlisle held out his hand again.His eyes narrowed.I stared back at her, trying to guess even one of those secrets.We none of us can entirely control our subconscious desires.Yet Irina's first memory was clearly that of an immortal child.I was sure this party was far cooler than anything the town of Forks had experienced before.Um.I smiled at him before walking through the girls' locker room door.Honestly.They brought her straight to the hospital morgue, though, somehow, her heart was still beating.But Mr.The half-creature's teeth.It was cold.afraid of Renee.    I changed the subject.Let your eyes wander every thirty seconds or so, Jasper added.Nobody out here,Seth reported.Jacob, he said.Jacob might be.Maybe even Esme, though he hadnt mentioned her.Next to the phone there will be a number.Just a random scribbling of loops within loops.You're wounding my ego, Bella.I didn't like the way his thoughts wrapped around her, the flicker of already established fantasies that clouded his mind while he watched her start and look up from her reverie like she'd forgotten he was there.He wants you home, Lee-lee, where you belong.My stomach growled at the same time that I asked.Tell me why youre doing this, Bella.Nope.' He didn't like that very much.I couldn't remember how long it had been since nightfall.    watch the colors.But, if I was being honest, I had to admit that even in Phoenix, it would cause gossip.Regardless, weve got to be prepared for anything until we know for sure.Yeah, bro, and here's the bad news.I guess Billy hates me now, too.Is he still here.die, I whispered.Well, yeah, he agreed wretchedly.the monsters, the enemies.the book was a compilation of novels.He smiled.His voice was choked.But I didn't expect to feel more than that.not that I blamed her or anyone else for wanting him.Bella has Gym next hour, and I don't think she feels well enough.Maybe now I could truly be his friend, since I disgusted him enough physically that he couldn't love me the same way as before.For me.I asked through my teeth.

    I'll never get this all out of my hair.Well, I didnt know if you were going to forgive your friend, or he you, and I wondered if you would still want to ride your bike anyway.Let me show you what they've done, he said, pulling my hand.I want to know if Edward left you alone out there in the middle of the woods, Charlie insisted.oakleys cheap!My resolve wavered for a second.Is that a problem.His eyes widened, and then he blinked.Nothing.Keep to the main trail.my voice trembled.Billy's living room was much too small to provide an option for continuing the get-together.We split up, but the others never came.a gold stripe across the mirrors.Steak and potatoes, I answered, and he looked relieved.    You were by your car.The sickly-looking mist still swirled around the edges of my shield.Another five mature vampires would make an enormous difference.I felt how it had hurt him when I'd cringed away from his hand.His eyes flashed down to my full plate, and then back to me.Hadn't you noticed.See for yourself.He handed back a clear CD jewel case, with a blank silver CD inside.Maybe Edward would not be able to bring him back.What's that.I would not make mistakes.I know there's no competition, I mumbled into his cold skin.I need to really concentrate.Could I handle this.To no ones surprise, Charlie had no problem at all with me going to La Push for a bonfire.Impossible as it seems, Edward has told you nothing but truth.    Alice has her own way of looking at things, he said through tight lips.And now that it had hit, it was even worse than I'd feared it would be.That wasn't a challenge.Absentmindedly, I twisted my right hand to the side, and watched the sunlight glitter subtly off the scar James had left there.Hello, she greeted me.Maybe you shouldn't park that car there, lady, he said.Seventeen.Had the truth sunk in while she slept.Hey, hey, I said, adding a slightly hysterical chuckle.All fine.I blinked furiously as the drops pelted my face.He frowned, and a shadow of sadness crossed his features.Her face was cold and immortal.I could imagine how much more overwhelming his eyes would be.I think they were going to catch a double feature or something.    Her heart beat faster.Im not going to kill you now, because it would upset Bella.That did it.Sam and Paul got there in time.Colors.Wolves, he murmured.I recognized Mike's voice, and I knew what his next words would be before he said them.This time the bat somehow made it around in time to smash into the invisible ball.if you werent a disgusting vampire who was planning to suck out the life of the girl I love.maybe it was a mistake to get closer to Angela now.Leah.I was barely aware of him.one arm held awkwardly away from her body, stretched out and then curled around the air.But his smile was just as warm as ever.I'm not sure what the exact plan is.I was afraid she was going to double back swimming.

    His words hinted at an end, and I recoiled from the idea.Tanya had a big family now, almost as big as the Cullens.Let's do it, whatever it is.Jared frowned.I hadn't been out long enough for that.I wonder if you could get them running.Juliet gets dumped and ends up with Paris would have never been a hit.oakleys cheap!I hadn't realized that Edward's extreme generosity was a learned behavior.I looked away, out the dark window, trying to control the panic before it gave me away.Jacob and Renesmee listened intently to my side as I filled Edward in.No.For Charlie's sake.I fought to keep my breath in, to keep my lips locked around my last store of oxygen.    It would always be that way for me, too.I asked in a low voice, conscious of the man listening on the other side of me.Your vampire was just picking snide comments out of my head.I waited to begin until we were safely in his car.especially the ones that haven't happened yet.Are you going back on your word.I deserve it.It was Carlisle's car.There was more excitement in his mind than most of the others.I did not find the evil fate who haunted her comical.Don't.I thought you were exaggerating, I admitted.No one got hurt.I really was relieved that he finally seemed to be catching on.Then I poured some on a dusting rag and started scrubbing the floor.Was it really capture we should fear.I could see him now.    When he tells us to do something, or not to do something.This was wrong.The thought was yours, not mine.In your case, that would mean you're insane.Tomorrow, then, she agreed as she opened her door.That's just a theory, mongrel, he snarled.And then her hand spun out again.I would be safe for her.You're a completely different person than I am.It was, she sighed, and sniffed.I really don't think I was invited.Emmett, Edward said grimly.All in all, a very bad week.Edward.Yes, things change.And then I heard them running through the forest, flying, closing the distance as quickly as they could with no slowing effort at silence.So, should I tell him you said to butt the hell out.So, of course, I hadn't missed him then.    Since it wasn't big enough to kill anyone else yet, it settled for sucking Bella's life from her.School today was.It was just annoying.How can you.He beamed.She seemed to be trying to calm herself.Edward said it wasn't definite.He shuffled off to his class, his thoughts full of ire.I turned around, wrapping my arms around his cool waist.I don't want to lead Victoria anywhere else, I whispered.well, I missed you like crazy, Alice.Her scent was one thing, her flowing blood was another altogether.Reflexively, his eyes flickered to another picture.You really shouldn't do that to people, I criticized.He got in his car and drove away while I stood there, unmoving.she asked.I know, I know, I'm surprised they got them lit at all in this weather.

    it doesnt change anything.Quil's gonna freak.I don't believe you, he said gently.She conceived, carried, and gave birth to Renesmee while she was still human.What.But at least he sent me to an empty desk at the back without introducing me to the class.I dialed, and then waited without high expectations.oakleys fake!Damn it.Then we both heard the sound of tires on the brick driveway, saw the headlights flash through the front windows, down the hall to us.a momentary relief from pain by embracing the incorrect idea that he cared whether I lived or died.Especially since they gained Jane and Alec, they've only been involved with unopposed slaughterings.    Edward was through the door first, with Rosalie right on his heels.Other notes were running through my head, a fragment of a tune that pleased and intrigued me.You really shouldn't do that to people, I criticized.Do you want to go.Yes.Reality had come on so fast.That wasn't funny.The wolf complied.I turned around without looking at him, and stalked off in the opposite direction.Bell.Where are you.He inhaled slowly, and then exhaled in a gust.If you leave, if he thinks she's a danger to us.Bella did not sleep as well tonight.I guess I see what you mean, though.Oh, I am, he insisted, glaring now.I waved back, waiting for them to drive away before I turned to face him.We couldn't win.But I heard my voice escaping in a whisper.    And you should introduce me to your father, too, I think.His harsh rejection had punched a painful new hole in what was left of my chest.I did mention that you looked very nice, didn't I.I wanted to escape the death threats, for just a few hours.Emmett will tell me.Jacob looked disappointed.Her eyes were wide with disbelief.You're good, I admitted.I think it's a nice idea.I felt cold as I saw where he was going.so I was too slow to offer her my help.I still say we should go straight to New Hampshire and get things set up, Emmett said, obviously continuing an earlier conversation.It was, she sighed, and sniffed.Jacob took one more step, and then set me down a half dozen feet from Edward.The end.    I tried not to think about him, but I couldn't totally suppress the worry that I was responsible for his continued absence, ridiculous as it seemed.But, why.To wish that I'd embraced the blackness while I'd still had the chance.Whatever the reason, Mike's puppy dog behavior and Eric's apparent rivalry with him were disconcerting.He held his arms rigidly at his sides, his hands curled into claws.The girl will be more likely to talk if you disappear.His face was turned away, but I thought his cheek appeared lifted, as if he were smiling, too.in fact, it would be downright miserable to give up my hallucinations and try to be a grown-up.Hundreds.Page 424 Alice.I would not destroy Bella's future.

    He ought to know better than that.We'll be home in sixteen hours.she whispered.I'd broken my personal rules.Jacob was back in seconds.I kept my arms folded across my chest and breathed very shallowly as I watched her walk slowly toward me, her mouth turning down at the corners.I draped them over the ferns.fake oakleys!Dancing isn't so bad.The washing machine thumped and stuttered to a halt.He laughed with me.I flushed and cursed silently.I dont know what Id do if Ben didnt have Austin for the guy stuff.Not yet.It's okay, Bella, he promised.die, I whispered.On the clock.You never have before.He clung to his mother and screamed that the smell was hurting his nose.    Goff, she won't mind.Like anyone in the pack, Leah knew everything.The vampires in southern Mexico realized what was coming for them, and they did the only thing they could think of to counteract Benito.He was missing the point., I started to whine.I groaned.Hello.Jacob ignored him, climbing around us and sliding into the down bag.It seems I'm going to have to tamper with your memory.okay.Getting started took me longer than it would have taken Jacob.Weren't you able to track down that mountain lion, then.I paused to let Jess and Angela pass me.He didn't answer.Maybe some other time.And he didnt take my things to prove hed found me.Charlie sighed.You think.The difference between Renesmee an hour ago and Renesmee now was subtler.    Is Jacob paying you for all the P.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.I told her I had to think about it.Conceived so, and carried by this newborn while she was still human.You okay.Paul.Nevermind, then.Well, don't apologize to me.There's nothing else.I commanded the voice before terror could incapacitate me.The woman with the unnaturally red hair looked up and her eyes widened.I'm way overdue for more bad luck.He laughed, exuberant with relief.I already know that.Is it as bad as that.More than he likes me.I could feel their worry in my head, try hard as I might to drown it in the sound of the wind and the forest.    He was a beast.Right.Let it be quick now, was all I could hope as the flow of blood from my head sucked my consciousness away with it.You're exactly like Charlie.I sighed.Alice said, and she bounced forward to kiss my cheek.she'd called to me in fear.Do you want to hear her middle name.This was the face a man would have if he were burning at the stake.the sensation that everything would disappear in the light of the rising sun.I belong to your pack, Jacob.Of course I love you.Um, Angela.My curiosity on this point was fleeting, heavily overshadowed by more pressing emotions.I left the others near home.Time for a haircut, huh.And what did you witness for him.Others were gathering a second expedition to the tide pools.

    this being a natural at something.Tanya's shoulders hunched with grief, and she leaned into Carlisle for support.I would shriek and screech and writhe and thrash.I clenched my teeth together, and we sat in silence, his face expectant as he waited for me to continue.Denali was where the one other band of unique vampires.oakleys cheap!She would stick to her obsessed pattern.cold and delicious.She's just trying to find a way around them.What do you want to ask.We didn't.'Alice, get her out of here.His gold eyes grew very soft.Alice whispered to herself.Jacob's vast head turned in Edward's direction, and a faint whine slipped from between his teeth.    I was born in Chicago in 1901.Should he do the same.I took the whole plate and shook it into the garbage, then opened the windows to chase away the scent.We were both standing up, looking at the floor, and facing away from each other.I already told them.What.No one could be still like Edward.Instinctively, I knew that the new tear in my heart would always ache.He frowned and then added, I mean, it's not like you don't look.Yeesh, Jake, cut that out.He smiled faintly.Stay back, Jacob warned.So, what did you do this weekend, Bella.My head would explode.I was so brutally tired that I thought I might collapse right there on the floor.I could stake a claim.Do not lose your temper, do not lose your temper,I chanted to myself.    more than glad to be alone with him, but remembering that his car was usually full.Page 320 And the Volturi's response to this kind of infraction was so automatic, it was already decided.and I didn't know how potent that part might be.I love them, I enthused, making an effort to smolder at him.He thinks Charlie is following after him.I wanted him like I wanted air to breathe.she whispered.Only.Everyone looked down.Hey.very hard.In a good way, or in a bad way.Edward is even easier because I'm so attuned to him.She's on it.She looked back and forth between the two of us, and then, unconsciously it seemed, took a step forward.Phil had both arms wrapped tenderly around Renee.I was nervous when we got to the house.    Lee brought two extra people, and suddenly every seat was necessary.I shot a glance at him, and was grateful to see that he looked more relaxed, that his face was back to its regular color.They climbed up the one step and entered the house without knocking.Bella's made it very clear all along that she and Jacob were just friends.It sounded like he really meant it.That's why we're still here.They're just dreams, Edward.I immediately thought of Edward's words this afternoon: unless you want to die.I pursed my lips.He laughed mockingly.It took me a minute, because it was so dark with the moon hidden behind the clouds, but I realized that we were in the baseball clearing.Just remembering how she appeals to you.

    Not a big deal when you're seven and with your dad.his back to me, and he was out the door before anyone else was out of their seat.Emmett and Jasper were the closest thing to indestructible I could imagine.Yum, yum,she thought sourly.By Carlisle's calculations, the growth of her body was gradually slowing.ray bans 2140!You stayed.Incredible.Of course, that calm had worn off as soon as Edward and I had walked out of the room.I guess that does sort of make me feel better.Don't get lost.Leah growled, but, as she was glaring at Jared, I figured it was in agreement.only try.All of us, Jacob, I whispered.I didn't want to kill girls.You don't even feel it when they burn you.    I flexed.Because it was beyond stupid to think that I had picked exactly the right place and time and I was going to simply walk into my soul mate just because I was so desperate to.Driving to school, I distracted myself from my fear of falling and my unwanted speculations about Edward Cullen by thinking about Mike and Eric, and the obvious difference in how teenage boys responded to me here.I would have fallen to my knees, if I could have moved at all.Cool.He pulled ne onto his lap and tucked the thick wool cloak around me, protecting me from his cold skin.I asked artlessly.It was very fast, as these things go.she asked suddenly, gaze flashing back to Aro.There wasnt enough surprise in his face.    Never.Burned by the sun.is.I found myself eager, rather than scared stiff.You are under too much strain as it is.You love that I can't read your mind.Usually they got it wrong, but it was better to move on somewhere new than to risk scrutiny.and his face relaxed into relief.My chewing slowed.That does sound better.I wasn't sorry, though.Thats not what Im worried about.All of the bodies have been carelessly dumped with no attempt at concealment.I refused to think about how long that might be.Lets get out of here, he suddenly suggested.At least, that's what I'm trying to convince myself.Mike, you missed aisle four.But I see your point.It was too brigh:, and that had me panicking.Edward got back to business.    Alice's voice suddenly shot up with excitement.I'd scoffed at his plan to find others who would share his peculiar vision.I'm not sure.Your record is still clean.And I wish there was some way to keep him away I dont want him to suffer with me, but I dont think theres any way around it.The snarl broke through my lips before his words had even registered all the way, an automatic response.Yeah, right,fake raybans, Jacob muttered.I swear not to hurt you.But if Jasper was off limits, that would lessen the time I could have with her.Jacob made the laughing sound again.Fall down again, Bella.I raised my eyebrows.His tone made it sound like he was confessing a humiliating weakness.He said, It's an interesting twist.

    I could see Gran's face again in the dream mirror.You're not very hard to read, sweetie.I know that.About this Title This eBook was created using ReaderWorksPublisher 2.I asked, mystified.She laughed then, and there was a catch in her voice.Esme repeated in a stunned voice.Some of it is my design, the train, the veil.ray ban 2140!I had to believe that or I wouldn't be able to function.I didn't care, for the moment, that the whole town was talking about me.Why did he bring you here./ will stand between you and the Cullens.I'll follow after as soon as I can.Bella taking off on her own.Was she so absorbed with watching for trouble with Jasper that she'd missed this much more horrific possibility.    Jacob sighed.The black, icy water filled my chest, burning.Edward, I He interrupted me with a quick kiss.Not a chance.He didnt stop, and I didnt look up as he passed.Youre in a bad mood today.Oh was all I could say.Though, now that I'd chased the memories down,fake Ray Ban Cockpit, I did have a vague impression of leaving the car.his eyes now a vivid ruby, but still spotless in his light gray suit despite the afternoon meal.Billy pulled his hand away from Jacob, and then he rolled himself through the kitchen toward his room.She dropped back to the earth already crouched to spring.They had more DVDs than a rental store.He's part of it, I admitted.Until that second, Id never believed in ghosts or any other such nonsense.    I dont care.Could vampires lose their minds.I think I got a fairly comprehensive look, he said in a light, easy voice.Fine, I agreed, snuggling closer to him.Sure thing.It was not peaceful.Slide three.He perched lightly on one of the twisted roots while I sat beneath him on the body of the tree.None of the victims are what could be viewed as easy targets.It was Carlisle's car.This is why they only used their magic in times of need.Edward asked.He looked back at me and smiled.Tell me why, I insisted.Who needs friends.Youve had a long day sorry, I know that doesnt begin to cover it but that doesnt mean that you can shirk your responsibilities.I want to know whats going on back home.My barriers were down, the truth still spilling free recklessly.    He hesitated, and then spoke slowly, choosing his words with care.I sighed with relief.like Alistair, I was sure the battle was impossible to avoid.It was just the very thought of you being there.And fifthly.Not yet.It's too bad.I gave her the best sarcastic expression I could manage.Yeah.My first weekend in Forks passed without incident.When I looked at Jacob's father, I always felt like I was seeing two people rather than just one.Does she know what's going on here.The overreaction is mine this time.I panicked.My teeth locked together.unseasonably cold.Age is a touchy subject for me.Bella.the library here is pretty limited.Did you have a nice time.It's just the growth spurt, I muttered.No.

    Renesmee's answering smile was dazzling.like I'd been burned, but didn't feel the pain of it yet.All of us fractured a little, softened a little.What I meant is that Emmett relies on his strength.He was fair-skinned and fair-haired, and he stood with the assurance of someone who thought of himself as quite good-looking.ugg boots on sale!Of course I was trying to focus on finding you alive, but part of my mind was making contingency plans.He smiled wider, flashing his gleaming teeth.It was amazingly easy to ignore Tyler, lying no more than four feet from me, covered in fresh blood.Please tell me you are not trying to have a sex talk with me,replica Ray Ban RX Eyeglasses, Charlie.A few yards into the square, the little family, with the girls in their red dresses, was watching us.    Fading vampire trails were everywhere, but the scents were familiar now.A dozen emotions flitted across his face before he settled on being amused.He waited.Try to convince your bloodsucker that the safest place for you to be especially when he leaves is on the reservation.Okay.Get out of my house, I grumbled.I looked up to see his confused expression as he stared toward the back door of the gym, and I made an impulse decision the kind I really should think twice about, but rarely did.Yeah, I think Billy mentioned that.First, we were spirit warriors.I tried to tone down the relief so she wouldn't get her feelings hurt.I waited for the burn to begin in my muscles, but my strength only seemed to increase as I grew accustomed to my stride.    But if there had to be three of us, it was hard to think of anyone that I wouldn't trade her for.I was going to ask if you wanted to go out.I held properly still.I got your mail.But then it proved much too dangerous for her to live in such close proximity with my world.The decision was already made, just waiting for the pretense of a justification.The blond bloodsucker.After school, Jessica followed me home in her old white Mercury so that I could ditch my books and truck.He had nursed my parents, and knew I was alone.I asked.ignore.He's brave.He didnt need the book to get it word perfect.He had the giggling toddler by the ankle when I reached them.He would have to hunt tonight.Twin thirsts, rather than just mine.    And it seemed that she did want that.I waited for him to start walking again, but he seemed lost in thought.But I didn't see anything at all.Probably it had blown away rather than melted in the sun that now shone low in the southeast, glancing off the snow that lingered and stabbing at my unadjusted eyes.It was not obvious that it was a school.And directly beneath the adorable boy were the bodies of my father and my mother.Really.As I turned slowly and carefully onto my street, I could see my dad's police cruiser in the driveway of our home.I heard the elderly nurse's internal astonishment as I laid the girl carefully on the one shabby bed.Don't start with me, Carlisle.C'mon.His answer to my pleading note passed from Charlie to Billy to him, just like second grade, as hed pointed out was no surprise.

    when I'm not accidentally answering someone's thoughts rather than their words.Then I sighed.The sound of its beating seemed to fill the entire room.Out of the corner of my eye, I saw her twist her hands uneasily.So.I couldn't imagine petulant little Jane surrendering her advantage, even to learn.I couldn't tell if Charlie was still asleep, or if he had already left.cheap ray bans!he just wanted to get you grounded, so that you wouldn't be allowed to spend time with me, Edward murmured, explaining the thoughts Jacob wouldn't say.They flew up the stairs together.I had a lot of homework that was going undone, but I was afraid to leave Billy alone with Charlie.    So she had come up with her own explanation.I was going to work up to it, but and he looked at the clouds, dimmer as the afternoon progressed Im out of time to work.There's a bunch in the kitchen.This idea had a huge potential for backfiring.I wondered when he'd slept last.The next thing I was conscious of was the sound of Charlie's cruiser turning onto the bricks of the driveway.I was glad to see that most of the cars were older like mine, nothing flashy.He threw his arm over his face and became perfectly still.His heavy brows were mashed together into one line over his deep-set eyes.Bella, run.What if my little guest had happened to be thirsty last night.Its just that its harder now than it was then, when it was no more than vanity.    I tried to be persuasive.Last night, you said it wasn't safe for you to be in my room.Well, then, I'll see you very soon.I asked, starting to feel uneasy.I wondered as she guided me into the house.Evidently this was something you never forgot, like riding a bicycle.some time, long ago.No magic visions, no formidable offensive abilities like, oh, shooting lightning bolts from my eyes or something.it felt like home.The Cullens, then.Page 190 And then she was suddenly the pain-hardened Leah from before.From the corner of my eye, I saw Edward smile.He pulled me along, and Alice walked on my other side.I couldn't hear any birds, either.Never again would I be the reason for this look to come into his eyes.    Even though he was in this bizarre form, this felt more like the way Jake and I used to be the easy, effortless friendship that was as natural as breathing in and out than the last few times Id been with Jacob while he was human.But he was so repelled by himself that he had the strength to try to kill himself with starvation.Even if she doesn't kill him, he's going to notice a difference.Juliet gets dumped and ends up with Paris would have never been a hit.Sure,Ray Ban Cats, sure.Blood flooded my cheeks at the sound.Let me help, Edward offered.It was very.he demanded, not halting his angry stride.Thanks, Bell.The words burst from me stormily.The usual.I must have sounded like such an idiot.He knew I was right.

    Make me forget how awful I am.obviously the holdup wasn't my fault.strongly about the situation with the Cullens.For me.Hardly.This was a much shorter journey.You know why I have to say no, he murmured.He barely looked at the road,wholesale fake sunglasses, yet the tires never deviated so much as a centimeter from the center of the lane.ugg boots on sale!It didnt take him long to cross the field, though he gave a wide berth to the Cullens, who stood talking quietly in a loose circle.I am not moping around.What's wrong with her.My head was spinning the air was coming too fast and shallow.Wise of him.Alice got to me.But you should do what you can to keep the Swan child alive.If there were any way to avoid the coming slaughter, Alice would have stayed.    The happiness I felt in this moment was, again, without precedent.So why should the transitory customs of one local culture affect the decision so much.Sue's bringing me lunch.I glared at her suspiciously.Im nervous.Dont be a poor sport.As soon as Aro gave the order, the blitz would ensue, me the only object.Then Edward gasped, too, and he suddenly turned to face the woman, pushing me slightly behind his body.Edward looked down at me, waiting until I met his gaze before he stepped through the threshold.How do I hear thoughts.Yut gathered the truth in an instant, and welcomed his true chief home.The inside was even more surprising, less predictable, than the exterior.I waited for that fear to come, but all I could seem to feel was an ache for his pain.    He smiled condescendingly.He was just so huge.if it meant he could sort things out with Embry, I was glad he had.Page 373 Not exactly.I groaned and then whispered, You might change your mind about that.if we fall, so do you.I asked quickly.almost bearable.Course I forgot all about that till just this minute, cause thats when Jake made it home.Why.he asked in a serious tone that made me wonder what he was thinking about.Maybe that's not the right comparison.Carlisle and his tape measure, knowing she had to stretch and be still.someone else asked.His voice was aloof.He stopped, his lips just half an inch from mine.Wait.I was lucky.If Aro allows her to explain___ I shuddered to think of Renesmee so close to Aro's greedy, milky eyes.    Ill see you later, I muttered glumly.He shook his head.It was a dilemma.I frowned.Edward asked with a hint of irony.We were both silent for a moment, and then his cool finger was under my chin, coaxing my face up.He frowned.Yes.He chuckled.I knew the laundry was building up, so after I put my toothpaste away and threw my dirty clothes in the hamper, I went to strip Charlies bed.A bright yellow Porsche screamed to a stop a few feet in front of where I paced, the word TURBO scrawled in silver cursive across its back.What do you have to apologize for.Finally, Mr.Edward wrapped his arm around my waist and pulled me along beside her.Making assumptions seemed to get more information out of her than questions did.

    2008 Stephenie Meyer 240 Sorry, Edward, Alice thought guiltily.In his case, a lot of the problem was having to dress up.What is wrong here.He pulled me forward.As the teacher approached the light switch, I noticed Edward slide his chair slightly farther away from mine.Preferably painfully.Charlies eyes flickered unwillingly to Edward.cheap ray bans!I'll just wait here.He considered for a moment, staring into my eyes.I dont want to do this.His voice was huskier than usual.That explained the packing dust.I wouldnt.But I didn't have to breathe.We reached Edward then, and he held out his hand for mine.I think I do.She made a face.Let's not talk about this.    What does.If they crossed her scent before they found us.He smiled a faint,fake ray bans, half-smile.Edward's jaw clenched tight, but he nodded once.I was too thirsty.You all know what I want.Alice skipped forward to meet me, her pixie face glowing under her spiky black hair.He was instantly anxious.The Irish clan arrived first, and they were surprisingly easy to convince.But Angela proved almost as unaccommodating as Bella with her thoughts.Killing people.I don't hear that, I contradicted her, still only halfway aware of our audience.Right.I knew his plan would go smoothly.Before he and Alice had met, he'd lived in a combat zone, a relentless theater of war.I told her I had to think about it.Lets get going.    Im not supposed to drive it around Forks, but if you want, we could see how long it takes to get from here to L.In that second I understood that Caius had never underestimated the ties of a true family.He always came over.Utlapa, of course, stayed safely hidden.Ill keep an eye out for trouble.Maybe, if not for Leah, it would be good to let the heat change me into a creature who could deal with it better.why.But where else to go.Immediately my mind responded with a resounding negative.But he didn't pay any attention to her at all.Right.Yeah.No, Carlisle said.I thought that would be the turning point.Only fury.The entire guard came together and sought out every newborn in the bottom half of North America.    We both glanced out the windows at the thinning clouds after he spoke.TRAVEL PLANS i took mythology a lot more seriously since I'd become a vampire.Like trying to kill me.Go home, Jacob.It was easy to tell he always overdid it.I saw every dust mote, every splinter in the wood-paneled walls, every loose thread in microscopic detail as my eyes whirled past them.2008 Stephenie Meyer 151 The van.No.It was irrational for me to be so affronted.The familiar smell of my shampoo made me feel like I might be the same person I had been this morning.His sweet breath washed.Rosalie noticed the scent at once and glowered at me, still not over her irritation.They knew he wouldnt be the only one affected by the Cullens return he pronounced the name with unconscious bitterness but no one else was old enough.

    For Charlie's sake.This is what you kept from me.I shouldnt be taking this out on you.he seemed to be struggling for the right word.not that I'd ever needed close proximity before.Angela asked a few quiet questions about the Macbeth paper, which I answered as naturally as I could while spiraling downward in misery.ray bans 2140!he was used to it now.' I felt her flinch.2008 Stephenie Meyer 232 Lunch couldn't come fast enough.Jacob.The focus of the room from this perspective, the TV and VCR, balanced on a too-small wooden stand, were in the southwest corner of the room.I'm sorry, I mumbled.thank heaven for that.Thought youd scared me off.There's nothing wrong with werewolves, I grumbled, stung by her critical tone.    a sound of anticipation.That's right, I confirmed, shaking hands with him.She won't say anything, I insisted quickly.Jacob has a fur coat, Edward hinted.Irina.But its not like that gives them a freebie or anything.or sad.What's up.before Jacob brought some semblance of reason back into it.I was hoping it would pass, he said.Fine,I won't say it, it sounded like she mumbled.The ice locked around my heart.So.He gave us her scent.Oops.Their eyes met for a short second, and then Jasper nodded.I could slip.I really doubt it.He didnt answer, though I waited for a long moment.Of course not.Yes, it would be very nice to be warm.It goes deeper than that.Jacob, could you hand me some plates.Maria and I always kept a dozen or so newborns ready.    She held her racquet so carefully behind her back, her eyes wide with remorse.Shield.Warned.I hadnt realized how close Id gotten.Youve already written the essays.Carlisle asked, his voice as even as if he were standing motionless rather than running at full speed.She's taken to immortality with amazing finesse.He didn't answer at first.Dont worry about it, Dad, its not like that.Should he be.I think I smiled.Death, that hath sucked the honey of thy breath, hath had no power yet upon thy beauty,fake Ray Ban Cats, he murmured, and I recognized the line spoken by Romeo in the tomb.Nothing more fun than an irritated grizzly bear, Bella agreed, nodding solemnly.He spoke matter-of-factly.Aro touched them and saw their total innocence, so they were not punished with their mother.    Jacob met the other werewolf's attack head-on.I don't want to wait through years of being a blood-crazed newborn for some part of this to come back to me.I don't see the point of the rest of the world without her anymore.I saw Tyler Crowley nudge Austin Marks, and they both paused on their way to class.I knew I wasn't that strong now.He really believed we had no time to waste.Can I get you ladies a pillow.She started bouncing in place.Yesterday she grew two inches.I'd been unable to force out the word engaged.no, to beg you.Leah didn't look at Alice.Arent you going to open it.I know.I took comfort from that.I was eighteen, and I was beautiful.I did not pull my chair away from hers today, to give myself space to breathe.

    And we will visit you as well, Caius promised, his eyes suddenly half-closed like the heavy-lidded gaze of a lizard.After eighteen years of mediocrity, I was pretty used to being average.He waited for me, but I still couldn't move.His mouth opened like he was going to scream, but nothing came out.I guessed that he was ready, like me, to act at a second's notice.fake oakley sunglasses!You know how I am with tools.His hand continued down my arm, finding my wrist and pulling my arm up around his neck.It's beyond me, Bella.I knew I wasn't ready for that yet This felt exactly like having to walk out in front of a theater full of thousands with no idea what my lines were.    I listened, above the angry exclamations, trying to hear the sound of discovery: the gasp, maybe the scream, as Edward came into someone's view.Oh.Rosalie sighed, and when she spoke again her voice was different, the wistfulness gone.Oh, man.My eyes felt strange Page 333 and dry.Absolutely, Edward agreed.There would be no need for explanations tonight.I measured Tyler Crowley as a rival, knowing it was wrong to do so.Page 149 Rosalie patted Bella's forehead, and they exchanged a hopeful glance.She zoned again.So, instead of sleeping, I let my mind wander.Your eyes.I pressed them into my stomach to hide them, put my chin on my knees and stared at the TV screen in front of me, seeing nothing.    if he's never really had to defend himself.I rolled his chair up the little ramp I'd made for him and into the living room.My motorcycle, flaunting itself in the driveway.I could feel the static in my hair.There were no footprints, the leaves were still again, but I walked forward without thinking.to hear.Poor Charlie.I closed my eyes again and fought the nausea with all my strength, clamping my lips together.Well, thats kind of where I was heading with this.Here Jacob took the towel and mopped up my new spill.It was easy to see where his inspiration came from.Hopelessly, I pushed one more time at the barrier that protected her thoughts, desperate to understand.They are well over three thousand years old.    When she said the words that way putting the two situations together in one sentence right then it clicked.She raised her tiny fist in the air and took two steps forward, shaking it at him.Edward glared at Caius.We'd been close to that before.Did she truly want to be alone with me.Copyright 2007 by Stephenie Meyer All rights reserved.I wonder if there is a name for what she does, or if it is the norm for a vampire hybrid.I can't believe it.Lauren said something about you.He stepped into my line of sight, demanding my attention.First I cleaned the already tidy rooms, and then when Charlie was up I made him pancakes.and there's nothing you can do about it.Most humans felt the opposite.Obvious things, things that made perfect sense, somehow got twisted up and turned backwards in that bizarre brain of hers.

    Hmm.I pressed my lips to his to stop his panic attack.You're the first human in here.I inhaled deeply and turned to Alice.Hah.I dont want to make this complicated.No, Edward crooned, his voice seductive.I would have pressed the issue, but then Jacob honked his horn two quick impatient honks.Never mind.fake oakley sunglasses!Sooner than she would see me.Do you know what was behind it.Bella.Well, Harry called.They're going to offer him a place with them.It was just hard to feel the same way about Carlisle.The ending of the school year did not give me the pleasure it seemed to give the other students.They'll act very quickly.Do it, Edward.Well have to coordinate, Jacob said.    Okay.Blush and walk away.Edward asked.it was Tyler.Taha Wi and his two brothers did not return.Nope.My eyes closed, and I drifted.Edward leaned away from me and cocked his head to the side, probably confused by the uncomfortable edge to my voice.He cleared his throat.For you.Back to Carlisle.Edward wrapped his hand around my waist, ready to yank me out of the way.If he took me to the hospital, there would be no way to keep this from Charlie.Nope.But our eyes held, and the silence deepened.No, he wasn't my friend.Thanks.I wondered if she'd really thought it through, or if she was just desperate to stay free.Finally, Carlisle nodded, and they took off to find the trail without calling for Jasper or Emmett.    He was in the yard, just sitting there in his wheelchair with his eyes right on the spot where I came through the trees.They're only alleged to be heinous and evil by the criminals, Bella.Rachel got a scholarship to Washington State, and Rebecca married a Samoan surfer.Alice pulled her legs up on the seat, wrapping her arms around them and leaning her forehead against her knees.Maybe she'll disappear.A line was beginning to form.Alice.Mike asked me.Yes, I repeated curtly.He moved his icy palm to rest it against my cheek.and, finally, add a wide streak of appallingly bad luck.I mean, as a vampire and all that.Edward ignored her.Thats impressive.No, that's the problem.I couldn't see him.Worse still, this new image I'd never had before, one that by all rights shouldn't have existed for me.    She would run away.Cut it out, Dad, I said with more volume.Thats why I didnt consider it.Hers.It's not like you'll never see me again.He absolutely loathes me, Edward said cheerfully.What happened after we left last night.Ugh.No.I don't care.I wondered what nightmare haunted her.I remembered her stumbling into the desk that first day, sliding around on the ice before the accident, falling over the low lip of the doorframe yesterday.I thought.Here you go.I started babbling to fillthe silence.He pressed his fists against his forehead and breathed fast and angry.brother crossed the line Saturday night.If we need you, HI let you know.We have a truce.The meat-eaters smell more like humans, he explained.

    Was this his normal behavior.If I let you up, will you knock me down again, Katie.It calmed me, but irritated me.His face was peaceful with (deep sleep, all the angry lines smoothed out.I heard Edward catch his breath in horror.Her head twisted around, her eyes locking on mine, their expression still strangely blank.fake oakley sunglasses!He can't breathe.He blinked, his face going blank with surprise.That's when I noticed the still, white figure.in the wrong direction for his next class.James had left me broken and nearly dead from loss of blood.Relax, Bella.I'll have to ask them to deal with the feathers.Yes.In a flash of heat, I was on four legs again.    Alice told Sam it should be an hour or so, Edward said, soft and bleak.Live.A longer silence greeted his request.It hugged his shape.I bent to carefully grasp the hem at the undamaged right seam between my fingers and, exerting the tiniest amount of pressure possible, I ripped the dress open to the top of my thigh.This is a beautiful car, she said.OUCH.Tomorrow, then, she agreed as she opened her door.I am, I lied immediately, a reflex reaction.I was.I asked, not wanting to be rude.They have only one option if they object to what I did.I've been out.His eyes ran over the remains of my dress as he spoke of going home, and he frowned.Er, Jacob, it's not really the best time.I couldn't allow my life to collide with hers, to destroy it.    No one had ever been in more danger from me than this little girl.I realized Id been cleaning the same plate far longer than necessary, and I tried to pay attention to what I was doing.Then I smiled.They both developed a conscience, as we refer to it, with no outside guidance.Im useless these days.A child, lifted on a man's shoulders to see over the crowd, grinned down at me, his lips distended over a set of plastic vampire fangs.As soon as I said the words, I wished I hadnt.Why.It's nothing, he assured me.He started to say something, something angry from his expression, but he stopped himself, took a breath, and began again.There are no secrets in Forks.He thinks they have a good chance to finish this.    They don't leave.I couldn't stop myself from wincing.It might have been someone I know.how he had pulled me out of the way and had nearly been crushed, too.That's my problem, I said.The new position was perfect for my strike.I inhaled slowly, trying to unclench my teeth.I had to know.Something else had to happen first.Let us have the story, Aro almost sang in his feathery voice.My eyes scanned the darkened room.Actually, I found that it was getting slightly easier to breathe.and filled the room with its warm aroma.Am I doing this right.Is that all right.I had to grab the car to hold myself up.He ignored her.Yes, she'd certainly noticed the resemblance.The brunette paused, and I tried unsuccessfully to speak.

    Jacob is second in command.What do I do now.You're simply a human, who unfortunately was in the wrong place, at the wrong time, and indisputably running with the wrong crowd, I might add.Before any of us could respond, Alice was on her feet.I put my head down on my arm.The one named Edward didn't look at me again.mantblanc pens!My throat suddenly felt tight.The thought was almost comforting.sent a flash burn through my throat.That's all right, I fend for myself pretty well.And Jacob, who, unlike my parents, would know exactly what was going on when I disappeared to some distant school.This is ridiculous.I paused.Caius, it's the middle of the day, Edward pointed out.    How could he do that.There were light footsteps, the whisper of air stirred by an opening door.A clean break, I whispered through unmoving lips.I was surprised to hear the heavy pad of big paws following behind Carlisle.Whatever.Okay, this isn't half bad, I admitted.Four times.The fear was squeezing my chest, making it hard to breathe.I.Sam is right.It was weird.His eyes were cold.I could feel the sun heat my skin thought it was not quite as warm as Jacob and I wondered idly how long it would take me to burn.But the cause didn't matter.Page 246 Edward hesitated a few feet away, his arms raised as if to embrace me.Uh, hey, I said.Suddenly, I was hungry for it.Jacob slowly pulled his arm back.    He touched Alice's arm, and she surrendered me to him.I broke into a run, but found myself moving in the frustrating slow motion of dreamers.Sure.I heard she was pretty incoherent for a while.it was too hot in my throat.the opposite direction from Demetri.Or can I help you get somewhere.I was still locked into Alice's thoughts.She glared at me, her jaw clenched with the intensity of her focus.22.'If that's why he's doing this.Well this is unusual, a man's coarse voice boomed.The newborns have reached the end of the trail it worked like a charm, Jaspers a genius and theyve caught the scent of the ones in the meadow, so theyre splitting into two groups now, as Alice said, Edward murmured, his eyes focused on something far away.    Enormous trouble.No dice.I know what my limits are.But, Bella, I swear I will find out.They laughed, Royce like the rest.restraining her.I took a break to call Jacob, and Edward seemed just as comfortable as he had when I was on the phone with Rene.Yes.One was mine, or rather had been: the red-eyed monster that had killed so many people that I'd stop counting their numbers.surprised when it opened silently, without sticking, not having opened it in who knows how many years.I don't know, I said.The front of her thin cotton shirt was cold, damp with the tears that streamed from my eyes until, red and sore, they ran dry.The hunter smiled in a friendly way as he sauntered forward to kill me.I thought you knew that a vampire might be coming.

    I'm.Im not breaking any rules here, I promised.I cant just sit here.Edward and I had barely touched in front of her, at least.Perhaps she'd been late to start school, or been held back.Thats probably a bad idea.She nodded at me, ignoring my question as she concentrated on the music.Shock.I couldn't feel me.Mant Blanc Pens!I didnt mean to wake you.I'd seen a shadow of it in the house, seen it in her eyes and his, but this made it final.Jacob's furious voice was suddenly in my ear, hissing out a stream of profanities.Bring on the blood and guts.you look really upset about something.The sound of my laughter was off, but he didn't seem to notice.I mmm'd and ahh'd at the right places, but it wasn't easy to concentrate.    Jacob stared at me for a moment, and then he backed off.Could you concentrate for me.it was a new grin, one that was a bitter mockery of his old sincerity, on the new face that belonged to Sam.The boy was going to have to come home sometime, and when he did, he was going to have to talk to me.But she's wrong, I went on.He studied by night, planned by day.I don't believe it.It would be exhibit A.He was out on the cliffs today.To tell him to leave me alone.Id always known that I would be different.I'm s-s-s-orry, I mumbled.I'd stared at him as often as my frantic searching had allowed.Sure, I do.Oh, sorry.Not one of us had a choice.Seth was dragging when we hit the perimeter.If only I could stop hearing, stop seeing what they saw.    It's a good thing he's happily married.Fine.I didn't see where my thoughts were leading until it was too late.Only her lips moved.Few people are lucky enough to work so closely with their BFF, and I am eternally grateful for the wholesomeness of cheese-loving Midwestern girls.Page 297 Knock, knock, knock.I'm very much counting on that.Youve got a message, Charlie called after me.I stared at the little house.No one noticed the five vampires in the cafeteria, just the same as before the new girl had come.after he'd set me on my feet again, he wrapped his arms tightly around me, hugging me to his chest.I'd love to flog them both.though not as bad as smelling it through my wolf nose.I almost groaned.    Our family is strong.The Quil you know is my second cousin.Is something wrong.had been running patrol with Sam today, so they would know whatever he knew.We trooped into the house, and then went to our various pastimes.That was too easy a question.As in, I was already wearing one diamond from Edward.Closer than the van that had come within slim inches of crushing her.My heart should have been thundering like a steam engine about to hit us.As I headed through the darkening forest, I considered my last trip to Seattle.We're also venomous, she said, her teeth glistening.They laughed, Royce like the rest.'We'll be watching.And if all I wanted was to kill people, what would happen to the things I wanted now.

    And then, like in my vivid nightmare last night, the scene abruptly transformed.Will you never forgive me, Jacob.The tension had everyone's fur standing on end.During the days we'd had to spend cooped up together in Phoenix, I'd thought he'd gotten over his aversion to me.Instinct took over and I crouched forward, snarling at the gangly sand-colored wolf across the circle.mant blanc!He ran through the streets, and Carlisle.just in case.I jumped up, foolishly edgy, gathering the now-damp quilt and my book.How.But this new life.No, Jake.Jacob trailed off self-consciously.Neither am I.We didn't have forever.Talk, Bella.I wasn't trying for speed.But I'm afraid Bella here might have a concussion.    he asked.Guess you'd have to be.Edward suggested.I could kill you quite easily, Bella, simply by accident.My heart stopped, and then broke into a sprint.I didn't want to admit the strongest motivation.How cowardly that sounded.When I went back out to my truck, other students were starting to arrive.But my body just wanted tc he here limp, to never move again.Im sorry.Oh.Right.He shot a look in my direction, wagging his eyebrows like a villain in vaudeville.I don't know.I do spent most of my time with Jacob, though.His eyes locked with mine, and I guessed he was making the decision right then whether or not to simply tell me the truth.Yeah, right.I lay down on my bed, but I was shaking too hard to hope for sleep.    So I was just waiting for you, randomly searching through the thoughts of people on the street.He caught me before I could stumble into the dresser.Because nothing could happen to Jacob.she's very young for her age.I was vividly conscious of Edward, his arms still wrapped protectively around me, motionless as a stone.I don't really remember them that clearly, I assured her.I examined the girls at the ocean's edge, wondering if I would recognize them now.It sounded impressively offhand.They all stared at each other, frozen with stress.Alice was going to be right.He didnt specifically prohibit this.What inequality.Esme was next to him, her arm wrapped tight around his shoulders.Its nice.Charlie knows where you are.    They're right to keep their distance from us.How fast can you.I kept my voice light, teasing.But I ate a few bites first.She looked back toward the smoke.I would explain to them later.I watched her as she lifted her face to the light rain with her eyes closed, a slight smile on her lips.I guessed my theft would be less noticeable here than anywhere else in the house, since this room made everyone sad.She smiled like a hunter cornering her prey.We weren't in town anymore.I would have pressed the issue, but then Jacob honked his horn two quick impatient honks.I guess I dont need to do that now.He reached across to open my door for me, and his sudden proximity sent my heart into frenzied palpitations.

    I lay across the bed, and she sat, legs folded, next to me.I hadn't missed one minute.Then Alice danced into the clearing from the southwest, and I felt like the bliss of seeing her face again might knock me off my feet.More than that, I thought of Bella and requited love.Her voice faded away in horror.mac makeup!I held myself tightly together.I'd take it and be grateful.They needed him, and they needed me.Stop that.she whispered, and all our eyes flashed to her face.to stop me or help me clean up the evidence, whichever.considering everything else I had to deal with now.The ancients would decide to go along to watch the guard administer justice.    So, how are things.As gently as if she were made of the thinnest glass, as if she were fragile as a bubble, my fingers stroked the warm skin that covered her cheekbone.Her vivid scarlet dress was backless, tight to her calves where it flared into a wide ruffled train, with a neckline that plunged to her waist.Leah can do whatever she wants when she gets hungry.Edward doesn't want to take any risks moving her.Right on top.Think carefully on what I tell you now.We'll run patrols,Seth suggested.Um, tomorrow.she asked in a low voice now.I could see it in his face.It was Thanksgiving, and I was twelve.She was wrapped up like a burrito in a couple of thick quilts, so at least they'd listened to me before.    I watched his lips as he counted to himself, his eyes on his watch.I felt a thrill of fear as I leaned closer to read the front-page story.But it doesnt matter where we stop them.Whatever.You don't understand, he roared in frustration.This blue one.I got your mail.He couldn't hate what loved Bella.How could you do that to me, Alice.Page 17 He kissed me back for a moment, but I could tell he wasn't as into it as before.I can't go back.Edward grinned, repentant.Were there twenty of you.Her head twisted around, her eyes locking on mine, their expression still strangely blank.If you hadnt figured it out.Jacob snorted.You're going to be safe.And I was sure that at least my mother were I to tell her every detail of the truth would be more strenuously opposed to me getting married than to me a becoming vampire.    I thought I would choke on it.It was the only way to be fair to him.Just because hes not human all the time.James bit me.Would you perhaps be interested in joining with us.So the waitress was pretty, was she.Kidding.These are not Children of the Moon, clearly.I do, too.At least give me two.I was wondering if I could move from my biology class to a senior level science.Well, someone has to be the adult.Edward had just called my little nudger a thing.Maybe it was the light, but already I looked sallower, unhealthy., I responded just as casually.every vision of Alice's, every quiet moment with our family, every picture in Renesmee's head, every kiss, every touch between Edward and me.I glanced at the pouring rain, knowing it would not last, and wishing more strongly than usual that it could.