Let’s Re-Read Breaking Dawn Together! Chapter 30
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Chapter 30: Irresistible
“Tanya skittered back four steps, her strawberry curls quivering, like a human confronted by a venomous snake. Kate jumped back all the way to the front door and braced herself against the wall there. A shocked hiss came from between her clenched teeth. Eleazar threw himself in front of Carmen in a protective crouch.”
With the majority of the Cullen clan either vanishing or out on tour, Bella, Edward, Renesmee and Jacob are left behind to do the dirty work…so to speak.
Pg. 572-582 The first few pages surround our little coven and all the drama that has taken place. Bella and Edward take a timeout after Renesmee has been put in her crib, and focus on each other…for the rest of the night. Jacob and the crew head back to the house the next morning. Edward goes into extreme detail about the Volturi since Bella has asked Edward to teach her how to fight. This is where Edward confesses he has a vendetta against Demetri, for Alice of course. If Demetri the world’s best tracker were out of the picture, then the entire Cullen clan would be free to run and Jasper and Alice wouldn’t be missing.
Pg. 583-585 As we wait impatiently for the first of many guests to arrive, little miss Renesmee speaks. “What if they don’t like me?” she whispered, and all our eyes flashed to her face. “They don’t understand you, Renesmee, because they’ve never met anyone like you. Getting to understand is the problem.” She sighed, and in my head flashed pictures of all of us in one quick burst. “You’re special, that’s not a bad thing.” She shook her head in disagreement. She thought of our strained faces and said, “This is my fault.” “No,” Jacob, Edward, and I all said at exactly the same time, but before we could argue further, we heard the sound we’d been waiting for. The car moved quickly through the woods, faster than Charlie or Sue drove. We heard it pull through the meadow and stop by the front porch. Four doors opened and closed. “Edward!” a female voice enthused. “Hello. Tanya. Kate. Eleazar, Carmen.” “Carlisle said he needed to talk to us right away. What’s the problem? Trouble with the werewolves?” Jacob rolled his eyes. “No,” Edward said. “Our truce with the werewolves is stronger than ever.” A woman chuckled. “Aren’t you going to invite us in?” Tanya asked. “Where’s Carlisle?” “Carlisle had to leave.” “What’s going on, Edward?” Tanya demanded. “I have something difficult to explain, and I’ll need you to be open-minded until you understand.” “Is Carlisle all right?” a male voice asked anxiously. Eleazar. “None of us is all right, Eleazar. But physically, Carlisle is fine.” “We’re listening,” Tanya finally said. “We will hear it all before we judge.” “Thank you, Tanya. We wouldn’t involve you in this if we had any other choice.” “Where’s your Bella? How is she?” “She’ll join us shortly. She’s well, thank you. She’s taken to immortality with amazing finesse.” “Tell us about the danger, Edward.” Tanya said quietly. “We’ll listen, and we’ll be on your side, where we belong.” Edward took a deep breath. “I’d like you to witness for yourselves first. Listen-in the other room. What do you hear?” “A werewolf, I assume. I can hear his heart,” Tanya said. “What is that thrumming?” Kate or Carmen asked. “Is that…some kind of a bird?” “No, but remember what you’re hearing. Now what do you smell? Besides the werewolf?” “Is there a human here?” Eleazar whispered. “No,” Tanya disagreed. “It’s not human…but…closer to a human that the rest of the scents here. What is that, Edward? I don’t think I’ve ever smelled that fragrance before.” “You most certainly have not, Tanya. Please, please remember that this is something entirely new to you. Throw away your preconceived notions.” “I promised you I would listen, Edward.” “All right, then. Bella? Bring out Renesmee, please.” I took one step into the bigger room and then froze, unable to force myself farther forward. Renesmee took a deep breath and then peeped out from under my hair, her little shoulders tight, expecting a rebuff.
Pg. 586-587 Edward put his arm around Renesmee and me. “You promised to listen,” he reminded them. “Some things cannot be heard!” Tanya exclaimed. “How could you, Edward? Do you not know what this means?” “We have to get out of here,” Kate said anxiously, her hand on the doorknob. “Edward…” Eleazar seemed beyond words. “Wait,” Edward said, his voice harder now. “Remember what you hear, what you smell. Renesmee is not what you think she is.” “There are no exceptions to this rule, Edward,” Tanya snapped back. “Tanya, you can hear her heartbeat! Stop and think what that means.” “Her heartbeat?” Carmen whispered, peering around Eleazar’s shoulder. “She’s not a full vampire child. She’s half-human.” The four vampires stared at him like he was speaking a language none of them knew. “Renesmee is one of a kind. I am her father. Not her creator-her biological father.” “Edward, you can’t expect us to-“ “Tell me another explanation that fits, Eleazar. You can feel the warmth of her body in the air. Blood runs in her veins, Eleazar. You can smell it.” “How?” Kate breathed. “Bella is her biological mother. She conceived, carried, and gave birth to Renesmee while she was still human. It nearly killed her. I was hard-pressed to get enough venom into her heart to save her.” “I’ve never heard of such a thing.” Eleazar said. “Come now, Eleazar. Surely you can see the resemblance.” It was Carmen who responded to Edward’s words. She leaned down slightly, looking carefully into Renesmee’s face. “You seem to have your mother’s eyes, but your fathers face.” And then, as if she could not help herself, she smiled at Renesmee. Renesmee’s answering smile was dazzling. “Do you mind if Renesmee tells you about it herself?” I asked Carmen. “She has a gift for explaining things.” “Do you speak little one?”
Pg. 588-593 This chapter ends with Renesmee dazzling and stunning our visitors. “Yes,” Renesmee answered in her trilling high soprano. “But I can show you more than I can tell you.” She placed her little dimpled hand on Carmen’s cheek. Jacob shifted his weight impatiently behind me, and I knew he was wishing the same. “What is Nessie showing her?” he grumbled under her his breath. “Everything,” Edward murmured. Another minute passed, and Renesmee dropped her hand from Carmen’s face. “She really is your daughter, isn’t she? Such a vivid gift! It could only come from a very gifted father.” “Do you believe what she showed you?” “Without a doubt,” Carmen said simply. Eleazar’s face was rigid with distress. “Carmen!” “Impossible as it seems, Edward had told you nothing but the truth. Let the child show you.” Carmen nudged Eleazar closer to me and then nodded at Renesmee. “Show him, mi querida.” Renesmee frowned impatiently. “Watch, please,” she commanded Eleazar. She stretched her hand out to him and then left a few inches between her fingers and his face, waiting. Eleazar took a deep breath and then leaned closer until his forehead touched her hand again. “Ahh,” he sighed when his eye reopened a few minutes later. “I see.” “Eleazar?” Tanya asked. “It’s all true, Tanya. This is no immortal child. She is half-human. Come. See for yourself.” *Tanya and Kate both are showed the exact story of Renesmee Cullen. They too are shocked by the truth. The conversation has now shifted to the real problem at hand…the Volturi. “Thank you for listening,” he said quietly. “But there is grave danger you warned us of,” Tanya said. “Not directly from this child, I see, but surely from the Volturi, then. How did they find out about her? When are they coming?” “When Bella saw Irina that day in the mountains, she had Renesmee with her.” Kate hissed, her eyes narrowing to slits. “Irina did this? To you? To Carlisle? Irina?” “No,” Tanya whispered. “Someone else…” “Alice saw her go to them.” Edward said. “How could she do this thing?” Eleazar asked of no one. Tanya’s eyes tightened. “No matter what she thought… You are our family.” “There’s nothing we can do about Irina’s choice now. Its too late. Alice gave us a month.” “So long?” Eleazar asked. “They are all coming. That must take some preparation.” Eleazar gasped. “The entire guard?” “Not just the guard,” Edward said. “Aro, Caius, Marcus. Even the wives.” Shock glazed over all their eyes. “Impossible,” Eleazar said blankly. Eleazar scowled, and when he spoke it was nearly a growl. “But that doesn’t make any sense. Why would they put themselves and the wives in danger?” “Alice said there was more to this than just punishment for what they think we’ve done. She thought you could help us.” “More than punishment? But what else is there?” “Where are the others, Edward? Carlisle and Alice and the rest?” Tanya asked. “Looking for friends who might help us.” “We can witness for you,” Tanya said. “Certainly that much. We will consider what more we might do. It is a suicide mission, after all.” Kate flashed a grin back and then shrugged nonchalantly. “I’m in.” “I, too, will do what I can to protect the child,” Carmen agreed. Then, as if she couldn’t resist, she held her arms out toward Renesmee. “May I hold you, bebe linda?” Renesmee reached eagerly toward Carmen, delighted with her new friend. Carmen hugged her close, murmuring to her in Spanish. It was like it had been with Charlie, and before with all the Cullens. Renesmee was irresistible. What was it about her that drew everyone to her, that made them willing to pledge their lives in her defense?
I looove the visiting vampires! This is my favorite part besides my beloved Marcus showing up later lol. I hope we get to see all the vampire chaos in the movie. I loved the vampire cousins scene at the wedding soo much! And Carmen and Eleazar were soo attractive together. I hope it’s not all rushed by like other epic scenes. So, Miss Renesmee, what are we going to do about her? And where is Alice???????????
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