The Twilight Saga

SEQ 01. INT. Bella’s Bedroom. Bella is in front of the mirror staring at her own image. Edward enters the bedroom, and kisses her gently. As they kiss, Bella ages until she turns to dust, which is blown away by the wind.

BELLA VO (Voice Over)
I’m not afraid of getting older. I’m just scared of losing Edward. I want to be with him forever.

SEQ 02. INT. Cullen’s Dining Room. The room is decorated profusely with pink flowers and candles. The Cullens are gathered around the birthday cake with the number 18 on top.

ALICE
(holding camera) Smile, Bella! It’s your 18th birthday!


BELLA
Alice, I wish you didn’t–

ALICE
(deliberately misunderstanding) You wish for presents? Oh, we have some presents for you too, but you can only open them after blowing out the candles.

EDWARD
Please humor her, Bella. Besides, you should be thankful I stopped Alice from ordering a tent, balloons, an orchestra, and a DANCE floor…

BELLA
Alice, you wouldn’t do that to me!

ESME
Edward baked the birthday cake!

EMMETT
Baking and cooking…

Emmett rolls his eyes and then grabs Edward in a mock wrestling hold.

EMMETT
How about a little wrestling match with me tomorrow, bro?

EDWARD
(laughs) You know I’ll win.

EMMETT
‘Cause you read my mind before I can make my fancy moves. Cheater, cheater…

ESME
Boys, please behave.

CARLISLE
Bella, it would please us very much if we could celebrate this special occasion with you. The last time we had a birthday party was way back in 1935 for Emmett; but, if you would rather not, that would be perfectly fine as well.

BELLA
Of course, I’d love to. You’re like family to me.

As she leans forward, she stumbles. Edward saves her from landing face down on the cake. Embarrassed, Bella blows out the candles.

EDWARD
Happy 18th birthday, my love.

Edward kisses Bella.

BELLA
I hate the fact that I’m one year older than you are.

EDWARD
But, in reality, I’m decades older than you are.

BELLA
Yeah, any human I know who knows that?

ALICE
Time to open presents!

BELLA
(sees the gifts) Oh no, no, no… I don’t want any one spending money on me!

ESME
But it gives us so much joy, Bella.

ALICE
Stop spoiling our fun.

EMMETT
C’mon, birthday girl! Open our gift first! Go on, pull the ribbon! It’s a radio / CD player for your truck! But it’s not really there ‘coz I already installed it in your beat up Chevy when you weren’t looking.

ALL (adlib)
Emmett!
There he goes again.
Can’t you keep a secret?

EDWARD
You might as well tell her my gift is inside the CD player. (to Bella) As instructed, I did not spend any cent.

EMMETT
What? It’s the thought that counts. Pull, pull, pull!

ALL
Pull, pull, pull!

Bella pulls and gets a paper cut.

BELLA
Shoot.

EDWARD
No, Jasper!!!

Edward and Jasper collide and knock Bella onto the glass plates, scattering glass and flower petals, while she cuts herself again. Emmett grabs Jasper while Edward goes into a defensive crouch in front of Bella.

CARLISLE
Emmett! Edward! Please bring Jasper outside. Esme, Alice and Rosalie, please stay in the other room while I take care of Bella.

Carlisle stops the bleeding and starts removing glass splinters from Bella’s arm.

ROSALIE
Good thing I didn’t get you a birthday gift. Who knows what would have happened?

CARLISLE
Rosalie, that’s enough. Bella is our guest.

SEQ 03. INT. Swan’s Kitchen. Charlie is eating something obviously not edible. Edward and Bella enter. Bella goes to clear his plate.

CHARLIE
Happy Birth —

Charlie sees her bandaged arm.

CHARLIE
Bells! What happened? Are you okay? (to Edward) I thought you were going to keep my daughter safe.

EDWARD
I’m sorry, sir. It’s my fault.

BELLA
No! It was just a stupid accident.

CHARLIE
I don’t care whose fault it is. (to Bella) If you’re with him, I expect him to bring you back WITHOUT a scratch. (to Edward) So far, your track record hasn’t been so good. Just recently, she’s gone through a window and broken her leg, which got her hospitalized; and now, as a birthday present, she gets cut badly enough that she requires stitching from a doctor. (holds up three fingers) That’s three strikes. Consider yourself out of the g–

BELLA
Dad, please. It was my fault. I tripped and landed on some glass. Besides, Carlisle sews faster than any doctor I’ve had. It’s no big deal. You know I’m so accident-prone.

CHARLIE
(controls himself and changes the subject) So how was the birthday party?

BELLA
Alice went overboard. Flowers, cake, candles, presents — the whole bit.

CHARLIE
Wow. Where’s the camera I got for you?

BELLA
Here. Plus I got some other gifts I haven’t opened yet. (Edward shows them to Charlie)

CHARLIE
That’s really nice of the Cullens. (asks Edward pointedly) Won’t Carlisle be looking for you?

BELLA
Dad. Edward and I have to watch Romeo and Juliet for our English paper.

CHARLIE
Okay, okay. (to Edward) I’ve got my eye on you. Both of them.

BELLA
(rolls her eyes and gives him a little push) Goodnight, Dad.

EDWARD
Goodnight, Chief Swan.

SEQ . EXT. Forks sky. The moon is nearly in the new moon phase.

SEQ 04. INT. Charlie’s Bedroom. Charlie is asleep and snoring.

SEQ 05. INT. Swan’s Living Room. Edward and Bella are separately seated on the couch while watching Romeo and Juliet. Bella is half-asleep and falls to the side almost hitting her head on the side table. Edward catches her automatically, brings her to his side while still absorbed with the film.

ROMEO / EDWARD
(Edward says the lines along with Romeo)
Ha, banishment! be merciful, say ‘death;’
For exile hath more terror in his look,
Much more than death: do not say ‘banishment.’
‘Tis torture, and not mercy: heaven is here,

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