Let’s Re-Read Breaking Dawn Together! Chapter 34
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“So we fight, Stefan said. We fight, Vladimir agreed. We will fight, too, Tia said. We stand with Carlisle, Tanya said. And we fight with him. The packs will fight with the Cullens, Jacob said suddenly. We’re not afraid of vampires, he added with a smirk.”
This is a short chapter but has a lot of interesting events. Let’s recap!
Pg. 649-654 Bella recaps all of the events that took place over the last few days. Christmas has passed. Edward, Bella, Jacob, and Renesmee spent the holiday with Charlie and Sue along with the entire wolf pack!
Pg. 655-656 Now the drama. After visiting Charlie, our little family arrives back at the Cullen manor only to find out that the sulky Alistair has fled, without so much as a goodbye note. Also they stumble upon what sounds like an argument. Inside the front room, the main confrontation was physically apparent. Lining the walls was a ring of spectators, every vampire who had joined us, except for Alistair and the three involved in the quarrel. “Amun, if you want to go, no one is forcing you to stay.” “You’re stealing half my coven, Carlisle!” Amun shrieked, stabbing one finger at Benjamin. “Is this why you called me here? To steal from me?” Carlisle sighed, and Benjamin rolled his eyes. “Yes, Carlisle picked a fight with the Volturi, endangered his whole family, just to lure me here to my death,” Benjamin said sarcastically.” Be reasonable, Amun. I’m committed to do the right thing here-I’m not joining any other coven. You can do whatever you want, of course, as Carlisle has pointed out.” “This won’t end well,” Amun growled. “Alistair was the only sane one here. We all should be running. We’re all going to be slaughtered!” “It’s not going to come to a fight,” Carlisle said in a firm voice. “You say!” “If it does, you can always switch sides, Amun. I’m sure the Volturi will appreciate your help.” “Perhaps that is the answer.” Sidebar-who’s tired of this Amun already? *raises hand* I mean seriously whats with all these dramatic vampires? Carlisle’s answer was soft and sincere. “I wouldn’t hold that against you, Amun. We have been friends for a long time, but I would never ask you to die for me.” “I’ll stay, Carlisle, but it might be to your detriment. I will join them if that’s the road to survival. You’re all fools to think that you can defy the Volturi. I will witness that the child has grown. That’s nothing but the truth. Anyone would see that.”
Pg. 661-664 This chapter ends with theories, theories, and Bella having a mini breakdown. While hunting Bella begins to put some things into perspective. 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. Would Demetri realize that he couldn’t track me? And then I had a thought that brought me up short. I stared blankly at my bloody hands. Edward saw my reaction and hurried to my side, leaving his own kill undrained. “What’s wrong?” “Renesmee,” I choked. “She’s just through those trees,” he reassured me. ”I can hear both her thoughts and Jacob’s. She’s fine.” “That’s not what I meant. I was thinking about my shield-you really think it’s worth somthing, that it will help somehow. I know the others are hoping that I’ll be able to shield Zafrina and Benjamin, even if I can only keep it up for a few seconds at a time. What if that’s a mistake? What if your trust in me is the reason that we fail?” My voice was edging toward hysteria, though I had enough control to keep it low. I didn’t want to upset Renesmee. “Bella, what brought this on? Of course, it’s wonderful that you can protect yourself, but you’re not responsible for saving anyone. Don’t distress yourself needlessly.” “But what if I can’t protect anything. This thing I do, it faulty, it’s erratic! There’s no rhyme or reason to it.” “Shh. Don’t panic. And don’t worry about Alec. What he does is no different than what Jane or Zafrina does. It’s just an illusion he can’t get inside your head anymore than I can.” ”But Renesmee does! It seemed so natural, I never questioned it before. It’s always been just part of who she is. But she puts her thoughts right into my head just like she does with everyone else. My shield has holes, Edward!” “I have two theories, one more likely than the other.” “Give me the least likely first.” “Well, she’s your daughter. Genetically half you. I used to tease you about how your mind was on a different frequency than the rest of ours. Perhaps she runs on the same.” This didn’t work for me. “But you hear her mind just fine. Everyone hears her mind.” “I’ve considered that. Which is why I think this next theory is much more likely. Do you remember what Carlisle said to me about her, right after she showed you that first memory?” Of course I remembered, “He said, it’s an interesting twist. Like she’s doing the exact opposite of what you can.” “Yes. And so I wondered. Maybe she took your talent and flipped it, too.” I considered that. “You keep everyone out,” he began. “And no one keeps her out? “That’s my theory,” he said, “And if she can get into your head, I doubt there’s a shield on the planet who could keep her at bay. From what we’ve seen, no one can doubt the truth of her thoughts once they’ve allowed her to show them. And to think no one can keep her from showing them, if she gets close enough. If Aro allows her to explain…” “But is the truth enough to stop him?” I murmured. for that, Edward had no answer.
*Sooo vampire drama eh? I’m not too shocked Carlisle’s BFF Alistair flew the coop, he wasn’t too keen on being there anyway. And that Amun, is a real drama queen isn’t he? Carlisle needs to be a better judge of character when picking his so-called friends, lol. I loved Christmas at Charlie’s, it was a wonderful gathering. And finally Bella makes some very valid points here. I feel there are too many ‘what ifs’ for my liking. At this point it’s all luck…and what Aro decides to do.
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