“It’s not a slumber party, Bella,” Alice said, her high-pitched voice suddenly serious. “We need to talk to you.”
“About what? We already voted, I AM going to become a vampire.”
“No, not about that,” Esme said. “About Jacob.”
“He’s not going to hurt me!” Bella exclaimed, stomping her foot. “Really! You guys are so prejudiced I can’t even belie—”
“It’s not about that,” Rosalie snapped. “And it’s not even about the stench. It’s about how much you are hurting Edward with this mutt business.”
“I don’t want to hurt anyone! It’s just so hard to choose! Jacob is my best friend, my soulmate in a normal, rational world. He would have been my future if there were no monsters and no magic and—”
“Do you even HEAR yourself? Making it all about you. And people say I’m the selfish bitch!”
“Well, it’s true. Boo hoo, Bella. You have to choose between two guys. How awful. How do you think Edward feels?”
“He’s already so conflicted about your relationship,” Esme agreed. “Part of him wants you to chose Jacob, I think. But really, Bella, you have to decide one way or another. It’s cruel to leave both these boys hanging.”
“Alice?” Bella begged. “Surely you’re on my side!”
“He’s my BROTHER,” Alice said. “If you think I can be objective about this, you’re crazy. You’re my best friend, Bella, but if you keep putting my brother through this I really don’t think we can stay friends.”
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,
thou shalt not eat of it:
for in the day that thou eatest thereof
thou shalt surely die.
Genesis 2:17 (Twilight)
These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder
Which, as they kiss, consume.
Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scene VI (New Moon)
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
Robert Frost (Eclipse)
You’ll have to forgive me for thinking that, with quotes like these to set the tone, Twilight would have at best a bittersweet ending.
The Cullens: Twilight - Breaking Dawn pt 1