Let’s Re-Read Breaking Dawn Together! Book Two:Jacob Chapter 8
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Book Two: Jacob
Chapter 8: Waiting for The Damn Fight to Start Already
“We’re not going to break the treaty. Let them make the breach. Just because we had no proof that the Cullens had done anything wrong. Yet. You had to add the yet, because we all knew it was inevitable. Bella was either coming back one of them, or not coming back.”
It’s hard to believe that we’ve already finished Book One: Bella and have moved on to Jake. This 8th chapter is a tricky one to break down so bear with me. The majority of the chapter is basically Jacob’s thought and ramblings, however he does give us so much information about everyone in La Push and even get’s us up to date on the latest imprinting.
Pg. 145-149 The chapter starts with Jacob and Paul chilling on the couch at the Blacks’ house. Jacob is super annoyed that Paul is eating up all the Doritos. Paul tells Jake that Rachel, (Jacob’s sister) told Paul to help himself to anything he wishes. This is where we find out that over summer break, that Paul imprinted on Rachel Black and they are now an item. Jake continues to make himself miserable by going over several ways that the news would be delivered to La Push and Forks about Bella’s homecoming…or not. He envisioned a plane crash, or the Cullen home being burned to the ground with all the bodies trapped inside, or a car crash like his mother had been in. Jake even goes as far as to wonder if Bella would have an open or a closed casket.
Pg. 151-155 After Jacob has had enough of his daily morbid day dreams he decides to go down to the beach and there he runs into Quil Ateara and his imprintee a surprisingly three-year-old Claire. Jacob and Quil talk as Quil plays with his three-year-old girlfriend so to speak, and Jacob wonders how Quil can take being a punching bag for the child and why he doesn’t date someone his age. Quil tells Jacob that he doesn’t even notice other girls…they don’t have faces. Quil then counteracts Jake and asks why hasn’t Jake dated anyone lol. Jake replies the same and says he doesn’t see girls’ faces as well. *Sidebar-do you think the imprinting has them designed that way? To be blind to everyone until they are ready to imprint? I’ve listened to your theories about Jacob being drawn to Bella’s eggs that’s why he was so crazy about her, lol. But that may not be so far-fetched.
Pg. 158-163 This chapter closes with an amazing ending. The entire pack has met up in the woods in their wolf-form to discuss some astonishing news. “We need to talk. Something’s happened.” I felt Sam’s thoughts flicker through me-and not just Sam’s but Seth’s and Collin’s and Brady’s as well. I didn’t know why Seth was already out here, and in the know. It wasn’t his turn. “Seth, tell them what you heard.” “Charlie called around till he found Billy at my house.” I felt a jolt go through me as Seth thought Charlie’s name. This was it. The waiting was over. Which story would it be? “So he’s all flipped out. Guess Edward and Bella got home last week and…” My chest eased up. She was alive. Or she wasn’t dead dead, at least. I’d hadn’t realized how much difference it would make to me. I’d been thinking of her as dead this whole time, and I only saw that now. I saw that I’d never believed that he would bring her back alive. It shouldn’t matter, because I knew what was coming next. “Yeah bro, and here’s the bad news. Charlie talked to her, said she sounded bad. She told him she’s sick. Carlisle got on and told Charlie that Bella picked up some rare disease in South America. Said she’s quarantined. Charlie’s going crazy, ‘cause even he’s not allowed to see her. He says he doesn’t care if he gets sick, but Carlisle wouldn’t bend. No visitors. Told Charlie it was pretty serious, but that he’s doing everything he can.” The mental silence when Seth finished was profound. We all understood. So she would die of this disease, as far as Charlie knew. Would they let him view the corpse? The pale, perfectly still, unbreathing white body? Would they bury her? Would she dig herself out, or would the bloodsuckers come for her? I wondered why I was the only one on my feet. My fur stood up on my shoulders, bristling with impatience. “Well, what are we waiting for?” I asked. No one said anything, but I heard their feelings of hesitation. “Oh, come on! The treaty’s broken!” “We have no proof-maybe she is sick.” “OH, PLEASE!” “Okay the circumstantial evidence is pretty strong. Still…Jacob.” Sam’s thoughts came slow, hesitant. “Are you sure this is what you want? Is it really the right thing? We all know what she wanted.” “The treaty doesn’t mention anything about victim preferences, Sam!” “Is she really a victim? Would you label her that way?” “Yes!” “Jake.” Seth thought, “They aren’t our enemies.” “Shut up kid! Just ‘cause you’ve got some kind of sick hero worship thing going on with that bloodsucker, it doesn’t change the law. They are our enemies. They are in our territory. We take them out. I don’t care if you had fun fighting alongside Edward Cullen once upon a time.” *Sidebar-wow and I’m supposed to cut Jacob Black some slack? His attitude is disgusting. Even his pack is trying to reason with him and he won’t budge…real nice Jake. And I’m sooooo happy that Seth Clearwater is about to give Jacob the business. “So what are you going to do when Bella fights with them, Jacob? Huh?” Seth demanded. “She’s not Bella anymore.” “You gonna be the one to take her down?” I couldn’t stop myself from wincing. “No, you’re not. So what? You gonna make one of us do it? And then hold a grudge against whoever it is forever?” “I wouldn’t…” “Sure you won’t. You’re not ready for this fight, Jacob.” Instinct took over and I crouched forward, snarling at the gangly sand-colored wolf across the circle. “Jacob!” Sam cautioned. “Seth, shut up for a second. We’ve decided nothing yet.” I growled. “Jacob, I have to think about what’s best for this pack. I have to choose the course that protects you all best. I honestly don’t believe the Cullens are a danger to us. And we know that they will not be here much longer. Surely once they’ve told their story, they will disappear. Our lives can return to normal.” “Normal?” “If we challenge them, Jacob they will defend themselves well.” “Are you afraid?” “Are you so ready to loose a brother? He paused. “Or a sister?” “I’m not afraid to die.” “I know that, Jacob. It’s one reason I question your judgment on this.” I stared into his black eyes. “Do you intend to honor our fathers treaty or not?” “I honor my pack. I do what’s best for them.” “Coward.” His muzzle tensed, pulling back over his teeth. “Enough, Jacob. You’re overruled. This pack is not attacking the Cullen’s without provocation. They are not a danger to our people, nor are they a danger to the people of Forks. Bella Swan made an informed choice and we are not going to punish our former allies for her choice. Jacob where do you think you’re going?” I left the circle, moving toward the west so that I could turn my back on him. “I’m going to tell my father goodbye. Apparently there was no purpose in my sticking around this long.” “Aw, Jake-don’t do that again!” “Shut up, Seth.” Several voices thought together. “We don’t want you to leave.” Sam told me, his thought softer than before. “So force me to stay, Sam. Take away my will. Make me a slave.” “You know I won’t do that.” “Then there’s nothing more to say.” I ran away from them, trying very hard not to think about what was next. I’d done it. I’d hidden what I was thinking and now it was too late for Sam to stop me. He couldn’t hear me now. Sam had made a very clear ruling. The pack would not attack the Cullens. Okay. He hadn’t mentioned an individual acting alone. Nope, the pack wasn’t attacking anyone today. But I was.
*Wow!!! Now that was exciting!! So what do you think of Jacob and his crazy temper? I get he is hurting over Bella but why is he being so irrational? He knew this was coming! Why is he so angry? It’s no shock Bella would someday become a vampire…possibly. Come on I need everyone’s theories lol. And what a great leader this Sam Uley. I tend to forget about him, but he is truly a great leader, he recognizes the tradition but also knows when to pick and choose his battles…for now anyway.
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