Towards the end of the novel “Eclipse,” Edward is repeatedly emotionally traumatized by his fiance's (Bella Swan's) expressions of love for his former mortal enemy, Jacob Black. First as Edward keeps watch over Bella, while she is asleep in a Sleeping bag, wrapped in Jacob's arms, Edward listens in pain, as Bella “sleep talks in her sleep" and whispers, “Jacob, 'MY' Jacob.”
And the next morning as Edward watches (through the minds of a half a dozens werewolves) he witnesses, Bella “crushing her lips to Jacob’s, over and over again repeatedly in more passionate ways, than she had ever done with him. And he must have been ripped apart as he listens to the woman he adores whisper, “I love you Jacob”
Edward is powerless to keep his ever alert clairvoyant mind, from watching as Bella repeatedly tells Jacob to, "Come back to me. And finally he watches as his beloved fiance welcomes a final gentle kiss good bye from Jacob. And Edward observes the relief and love in Bella's face as Jacob proclaims. "I'll be back soon."
Mercifully Jacob finally leaves Edward's fiance and runs off. But Jacob's vivid visual images of Bella's kisses and her proclamation of her love for Jacob, form an unending loop that keeps replaying in the minds of Edward and every member of the wolf packs minds. The constant "vivid" unending images of Edward's fiance's betrayal are so disturbing that they eventually even physically nauseate Bella's highly principled friend Quill.
Later in the day Bella listens as Charlie describes Edward's expression of his emotions on seeing Jacob at Billy’s cabin. Charlie told Bella,“Edward looked down on Jacob’s injured body with the concern and affection that a man would have shown his own brother!" "I have to see Jacob at once," was Bella's only acknowledgement that she had heard her father's expression of respect and admiration for Edward."
Discussion question: Edward’s Love for Jacob! What was that all about ?”