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,
Where Juliet lives; and every cat and dog
And little mouse, every unworthy thing,
Live here in heaven and may look on her;
But Romeo may not; he is banished:
And say’st thou yet that exile is not death? (Romeo weeps.)

EDWARD
Banished. Exiled. Death.
SEQ 06. INT. Cullen’s Living Room. Alice, Jasper, Rosalie and Emmett are playing their version of chess, while Carlisle reads and Esme putters around the room.

ALICE
(has vision) No! (to Cullens) Edward has decided.

ESME
Oh no. Poor Edward.

CARLISLE
We must respect his decision. Family members support each other.

ALICE
Aren’t families supposed to stay together too? Isn’t Bella part of our family?

CARLISLE
The situation has changed. We have to stay strong for Edward.

EMMETT
I don’t get it. What?

ROSALIE
Good. (to Emmett) C’mon, we have to pack.

SEQ 07. INT. Bella’s Bedroom. Bella wakes up suddenly as if recovering from a nightmare, eyes frantically searching for Edward, before visibly relaxing when she sees Edward near the window. His face is cold and resolved. A streak of sunlight hits Edward, making him sparkle, causing Bella to gasp at the sight.

BELLA
You’re so beautiful. I can’t believe you’re mine.

EDWARD
I have to go.

BELLA
(quoting Shakespeare) Wilt thou be gone? it is not yet near day.
Therefore stay yet; thou need’st not to be gone.

EDWARD
I have to leave you.

BELLA
What do you mean?

EDWARD
We’re leaving.

BELLA
Okay. Let me just grab some clothes and my toothbrush.

EDWARD
No, Bella. I mean my family and myself.

BELLA
(angrily) What happened with Jasper — that was nothing, Edward! Nothing!

EDWARD
(with quiet despair) You’re right. It was exactly what was to be expected.

BELLA
You promised! You promised that you would stay!

EDWARD
As long as that was best for you.

Bella goes nearer to cup Edward’s face.

BELLA
You’re the very best part of my life.

Edward breaks away and moves away from Bella.

EDWARD
This is a mistake.

BELLA
It’s not a mistake!

Edward steels himself and then turns to face Bella.

EDWARD
I don’t want you anymore, Bella.

BELLA
You… don’t… want… me?

EDWARD
No.

BELLA
Well, that changes things.

Bella attempts to control herself, but, tears start to run down her face. Her thoughts are in turmoil as she tries to put up a verbal defense, but, her insecurities get the best of her, and her face collapses as she believes that Edward doesn’t want her anymore.

BELLA
Don’t. Don’t do this.

Edward moves towards the window to turn away from the sight, fearful he would not have the strength to go on.

EDWARD
Promise me one thing.

BELLA
Anything.

EDWARD
Take care of yourself. Don’t do anything reckless or stupid.

BELLA
I will.

EDWARD
Goodbye.

Edward can’t stand it and turns back to look at Bella. He makes a move as if to kiss her, but, he moves away hurriedly and leaves through the window.

Bella slowly collapses to the floor, finally releasing the torrent of tears she has tried to hold in. Her form twitches uncontrollably as sobs wrack through her body.

SEQ 08. EXT. Front of Cullen’s house. Early Morning. Cars and jeep with luggage. All the Cullens are dressed to travel and waiting for Edward. Edward arrives running from the Swan house.

EMMETT
Guess what, Edward? Rosalie and me are planning to go to Africa on another honeymoon!

ESME
Hush, Emmett.

CARLISLE
We’ll do whatever needs to be done, Edward.

ALICE
Can I please say goodbye? It won’t take a minute.

EDWARD
I don’t think that would be wise, Alice.

ALICE
I’ll miss her so much. Please, I –

JASPER
Alice. Let’s go.

EMMETT
Race, race, race! Let’s burn some rubber!

ROSALIE
She wasn’t good for you or the family.

ESME
(hugs Edward) Oh, Edward.

EMMETT
(passing by in his jeep) Got a head start on you, little bro! You can’t outrun me with this baby!

SEQ a. EXT. Highway. Convoy of Carlisle and Rosalie’s cars, then Emmett’s jeep and Edward’s car. Edward suddenly turns his car and goes opposite from where the Cullens are headed.

ALICE
(from Emmett’s jeep) Edward! No! Don’t go after her!

SEQ b. INT. Carlisle’s Car.

CARLISLE
Just let him be to sort things out. He’ll come back when he’s ready.

SEQ c. EXT. Highway. Emmett’s Jeep.

EMMETT
Where’s Edward off to? I hate it when you guys do that. Why can’t you talk like regular vampires?

SEQ a. EXT. Front of Cullen’s House. Afternoon. Coming from school, Bella hurriedly exits her truck and rushes to the door only to find it unlocked.

SEQ b. INT. Inside the Cullen’s House. Bella rushes through the entrance and up the stairs, which are now devoid of furniture, paintings and decor.

SEQ 09c. INT. Edward’s bedroom. Bella stares at the empty white room.

BELLA
He’s gone.

SEQ . EXT. Forest. Early evening. It’s raining steadily. Bella runs through the forest, instinctively trying to find their special meadow. She doesn’t notice a big shadow following her. Images of Edward and their time together flash through her mind.

SEQ . EXT. Forks sky. The moon has gone into new moon phase. It gets dark. Bella has slowed to a walk. She slowly collapses and lies semi-unconscious on the forest bed. Before she totally loses consciousness, she spies a large dark shape coming nearer. The last thing she remembers is seeing a wolf-shaped necklace.

JACOB BLACK
Bella, are you hurt?

SEQ . EXT. Shot of Forks mountains and forest to suggest passage of time.

SEQ . EXT. Forest. Shot of running of what appears to be “human” legs, closely followed by the four-legged kind. More join the hunt until there are at least 5 wolves.

SEQ . EXT. La Push beach. The “human” legs run into the water. Wolf Jacob follows then halts abruptly, turns back, acknowledges the Alpha, and stands at his side. The whole pack stares out to the open sea where the silhouette of a strong swimmer is visible. The pack howls a warning for the intruder.


SEQ . EXT. Open sea. Edward Cullen is driving a powerful motorboat and approaching the harbor.

SEQ . INT. Bella’s Bedroom. Bella lies catatonic on her bed, hugging her torso, staring at nothing. Charlie and Dr. Gerandy talk in hushed whispers just outside her door.

CHARLIE
What’s wrong with her, doc? It’s been a week since Jacob Black found her in the forest. She doesn’t want to eat or sleep. I’m going crazy here. I don’t know what to do. Do we need to hospitalize her?

DR. GERANDY
There’s nothing physically wrong with her. I think what she needs more is someone to talk to.

SEQ . INT. Bella’s Bedroom. Bella is talking to Renee on the mobile phone.

BELLA
I’m fine, Mom.

RENEE
Are you eating? Sleeping well?

BELLA
Yes, mom.

RENEE
I really miss you.

BELLA
Miss you too.

RENEE
How about coming over to Jacksonville, sweetheart?

BELLA
Sure, mom.

RENEE
Well, actually, I didn’t mean just for a vacation. Charlie and I have been talking. We thought it would be best if you moved back in with me. Phil’s really excited to see you.

BELLA
What?!! How dare you make a decision about my life? I’m eighteen, and I can choose what to do! It’s my life! You have no right! I want to stay here in Forks.

Bella cuts off the connection. Charlie knocks on the door. Bella flings it open.

Do you want me out of this house? Why didn’t you say anything? Just give me a little time to look for a place, and –

CHARLIE
Bells, Bells… You’ve got it all wrong. Of course, I want you to stay here. I was just worried that I can’t seem to help you. I just thought your mother can take better good care of you at this time.

BELLA
I’m sorry, Dad. I know I’m being a pain right now.

Charlie awkwardly hugs Bella.

CHARLIE
I wish I can make the pain go away. It’s going to be okay, baby. You’ll be okay.

SEQ . INT. Biology Classroom. Bella automatically goes to the same table that she and Edward used to occupy. She pauses then deliberately sits somewhere else.

ERIC
Hey, Bella. That’s my spot.

Bella doesn’t move.

ERIC
It’s cool. I’ll just go and tell Mr. Molina we’re trading places. It’s okay. You’re still my home girl.

SEQ . EXT. School Hallway. Bell rings. Bella is the first out of the classroom as the hallway fills with students.

SEQ . EXT. School Parking Lot. Bella hurriedly boards her truck. Mike and Angela break away from the group and try to run after her.

ANGELA
Bella!

MIKE
Bells! Wait up!

Jessica jealously pulls Mike back.

JESSICA
What are you doing? You’re making a spectacle of yourself.

Bella ignores them and drives away. Angela stares after her truck.

SEQ a. INT. Bella’s truck. She suddenly spies the new radio / CD player. She pulls over, and tries to remove it. In her attempts, she accidentally presses the play button. Edward’s lullaby fills the truck, which makes her even more frantic to rip out the radio / CD player.

EDWARD
(seated on passenger side) Bella, stop it. You’ll hurt yourself.

Bella pauses, and then continues trying to pull it before finally succeeding.

EDWARD
Love, your hands. You’re bleeding.

Bella reaches towards the passenger side.

EDWARD
No, Bella!

SEQ b. EXT Bella is alone in the truck, crying with her arms wrapped around her torso.

SEQ . EXT. Forest. Dream Sequence. Bella is running after Edward until the darkness engulfs her.

SEQ . INT. Bella’s Bedroom. Bella wakes up screaming. Charlie knocks and talks to her through thee door

CHARLIE
Bells, you okay, honey?

Bella opens the door.

BELLA
Sorry, dad. It was just a nightmare.

CHARLIE
The same one?

BELLA
Yeah.

CHARLIE
Bella. When your mom and I divorced, I went to– uhm, you know. A shrink.

BELLA
(reluctantly) I’ll check out the school’s guidance counselor tomorrow after my last class.

SEQ . INT. English classroom.

MR. BERTY
Even better than seeing Shakespeare being performed is performing it yourselves.

JESSICA
You mean the guys have to wear tights?!? Oohhh… Nice.

The whole class laughs and jeers. The boys tease and taunt each other.

MR. BERTY
(shakes his head) No need. We can make a modern version of Romeo and Juliet with everybody in jeans and shirts. We’ll study it in class first.

SEQ . EXT. School grounds. Baseball class.

COACH
Bella, don’t hit the ball, okay? Bella, did you hear me?

Bella nods.

COACH
(to the pitcher) Let’s just go for a walk. (under his breath) For safety’s sake.

Bella stands still as the ball passes her. Bella has a flashback of Edward and she driving to the baseball field, Edward fixing the cap on her hair, laughing, etc. During the fourth pitch, she remembers James and his hunt. She accidentally drops the bat on the catcher’s head.

MIKE
OW!

BELLA
I’m sorry.

MIKE
It’s okay. I’m okay!

SEQ . INT. Guidance Counselor’s Office.

COUNSELOR
So, Bella, how did your day go? Is there anything you wanted to talk about?

BELLA
Is it normal to have, uhm, hallucinations? I think there’s something wrong with my brain.

COUNSELOR
Well, it’s very normal to daydream. What do you mean by hallucinations? Would you like to tell me what you saw?

Bella remains silent.

COUNSELOR
That’s alright, dear. When you’re ready.

SEQ a. EXT. Forest campsite.

HANNAH
Matt, are you sure you cleaned the pans? If a bear smells them…

MATT
Yeah, yeah. Hannah, it’s not exactly my first time, you know.

HANNAH
Sorry, there has just been a lot of talk lately about giant grizzly sightings. It’s making me jumpy.

MATT
(teases) And, just like it says in the ‘Top 10 Things to Do to Avoid Bear Attacks,’ I will now go 200 yards away from the campsite to hang the food and pans on a tree.

HANNAH
I’ll go with you.

MATT
Don’t be silly. I’ll be back in a sec.

HANNAH
Hurry back, okay?

MATT
(soothingly) I’ll whistle so you’ll know where I am.

SEQ b. EXT. Forest. An indeterminate shadow is stalking Matt. The shadow attacks. The whistling abruptly stops.

SEQ c. EXT. Forest campsite.

HANNAH
Matt? Matt? That’s not funny!

Hannah hears rustling and assumes it’s Matt coming back.

HANNAH
I hate you. Don’t do that e —

Hannah screams as she is attacked as well.

SEQ . INT. Bella’s Bedroom. Bella wakes up screaming. Charlie knocks.

BELLA
I’m okay, dad.

CHARLIE
(through the door) You sure?

BELLA
(sharply) I said I’m okay! Sorry, dad.

SEQ . EXT. Forest in autumn. Leaves falling from the trees to indicate change of season.

SEQ . EXT. Forest. Wolf Jacob is in pursuit of a vampire. A babble of wolf voices can be heard.

WOLF PAUL
Get that bloodsucker!

WOLF SETH
Careful, Jake!

WOLF LEAH
We’re right behind you.

WOLF SAM
Close in fast and corner him

. SEQ . EXT. Swan house’s street. Children are running about in Halloween costumes.

SEQ . INT. Swan house hallway. Doorbell chimes. Charlie is in the living room watching TV.

CHARLIE
(from the living room) Where’s the candy bowl?

Bella goes down the stairs towards the front door.

BELLA
I’ll do it, Dad.

Bella steels herself and opens the door and sees the three children dressed as a vampire, princess and werewolf.

KIDS (VAMPIRE, PRINCESS & WEREWOLF)
Trick or treat!

Bella is visibly shaken at the sight of the child vampire. She hurriedly gives them candy.

BELLA
Here you go.

KIDS
Thank you!

SEQ b. INT. Swan House Living Room. Charlie hears the sound of breaking glass.

CHARLIE
Bells?

SEQ c. INT. Swan House Hallway. Charlie sees the broken glass bowl with candies strewn all over the floor. Running feet going up the stairs and then a slammed door are heard.

SEQ . EXT. Forest. Shot of wolf legs phasing into “human” ones. Agitated whispers are heard from everyone as they get dressed.

PAUL
We lost the damned bloodsucker!

The pack becomes silent as soon as the Alpha speaks.

SAM
Jake, where did you smell this new vampire trail?

JACOB
He’s from the north. It’s not the same female we chased into the sea a couple of months ago.

SETH
Do you think this new one is the female’s mate?

LEAH
If we kill either one of them, the remaining leech will come back for revenge for sure.

JACOB
If those bloodsuckers think that they can just go into our territory, they’re dead wrong. We’ll teach them not to mess with us or they’ll end up in pieces in a blazing bonfire!

PAUL
Let them come! More fun for us!

SAM
Brothers and sister, remember to follow our rules. Make sure it’s not one of the Cullens. We must uphold the treaty.

A chorus of protesting growls are emitted by the pack members.

SAM
I am the Alpha! You will obey!

The pack acquiesce reluctantly.

SEQ . INT. Cullens dining room.

CARLISLE
Alice has seen the possibility of Edward going to the Volturi…

ESME
No!

Esme starts to moan incessantly. Alice tries to comfort her.

ALICE
Esme, it’s not certain yet. It’s just one of the many possibilities of the future. But, I do know what will cause it. Whether it’s going to happen when she’s 18 or 85, it doesn’t matter. There can only be one reason behind it — Bella’s death.

ROSALIE
(suspiciously) Why isn’t Emmett here?

CARLISLE
He’s out hunting at my request. I’m sorry, Rosalie, but I’ve asked Emmett to help Edward track Victoria down. I’m hoping that the search will go faster with Emmett assisting Edward. When that is accomplished, I’m also hoping that Edward will come home with Emmett so that we can watch over him.

ESME
Yes! Carlisle, please bring him home.

ROSALIE
That isn’t all, is it?

CARLISLE
Please understand, Rosalie. Emmett is the only one who might be strong enough to stop Edward if he suddenly decides to act foolishly, such as provoking the Volturi. I told him to follow Edward to South America. (warningly) And nothing else.

Rosalie goes into an attack crouching position in front of Carlisle. Jasper goes into an offensive position as well. Carlisle holds up a hand to restrain Jasper. Esme watches, horrified at the scene, while Alice is in the middle of a vision to view the possible outcomes of the confrontation.

ROSALIE
You don’t want Edward to know that you intend to stop him if he decides to commit suicide by breaking the rules of the Volturi? Don’t you care about Emmett? He’ll be executed by the Volturi as an accomplice, even if he doesn’t help Edward with this idiocy.

CARLISLE
It will not come to that. We can prevent it. Let me be very clear — I will NOT lose any of my sons! Even if it means biting Bella myself and turning her into a vampire despite Edward’s wishes!

Emmett arrives from his hunt and is oblivious to what has just transpired.

EMMETT
I’m now swimming in blood, ready to be around thirst quenching senoritas y senoritos. (laughs) That bear was no match for me.

Rosalie rushes to Emmett, crashes him against the wall, which breaks apart, all the while kissing him fiercely.

EMMETT
Wow! What brought that on? I’m not complaining, baby.

Emmett sees everyone’s strained expressions and mistakenly thinks it’s about his trip.

EMMETT
I didn’t realize you guys would miss me so much. Maybe I should go away more often.

SEQ . INT. School Canteen. Bella gets a soda and sees a group in the Cullens’ usual table. She gasps, having a flashback of the Cullens, until a movement of the group reveals it’s not them. Angela breaks away from the group and sits with her on a vacant table.

ANGELA
Bella, the guys are thinking of caroling during Christmas for extra pocket money. Would you like to join us?

BELLA
I don’t sing.

ANGELA
Well, actually, none of the guys can really sing. That’s why we pulled in Tori. (refers to a girl with the group) That’s the blonde girl with the short hair. She’s the only one who can really carry a tune and she’s teaching the rest of us. She used to be part of their church choir or something. She just transferred here.

The rest of the group comes nearer.

ERIC
C’mon, Bells, we haven’t seen you in ages.

MARK
We miss you.

JESSICA
(peevishly) Yeah, we miss you. And, Tyler here sorta feels left out with… You know. Because I’m with Mark, and Angela’s with Eric, and Tyler is…

TYLER
Hey Bells, it’s cool. Just hang out with us. We’ll have a great time. We’ll sing jingle bells.

Tyler sings with gusto and gains the canteen school crowd’s attention. Bella just shakes her head and moves to an isolated spot in the canteen.

ERIC
(to Jessica) Don’t you think that was a bit insensitive?

JESSICA
What did I say?

MIKE
You know she’s trying to get over Edward.

JESSICA
Well, I’m sorry for trying to set her up with Tyler.

TYLER
Thanks. I think.

ANGELA
Guys, it’s alright. At least we invited her.

SEQ . EXT Forks snow capped mountains to indicate the change from autumn to winter season.

SEQ . EXT Resort near Forks. A honeymoon couple is alone on a well-trodden path. The wife slips on the snow and her husband hurriedly catches her.

HUSBAND
Ooops! Careful!

WIFE
(teases) That was just an excuse for a hug.

The husband smiles then kisses her.

HUSBAND
Maybe we should go back to our room..

They kiss again. The husband is suddenly pulled away. The wife screams as she sees her husband being attacked.

SEQ . EXT. Swan yard.

CHARLIE
There’s been another attack. Whatever it is, it’s getting bolder. The attack was near a resort. A couple on their honeymoon.

BELLA
(thinking of Victoria) Is it the same vamp– person as before? They never caught whoever it was, right?

CHARLIE
The earlier murders are still open cases. The problem now is we can’t identify the prints. There’s human footprints, but there are animal imprints too that are way bigger than a bear. I’ve never seen anything like it before. It doesn’t match anything we have on file. I’m not sure if it’s a person or animals that attacked the campers and this couple.

Bells, when you go to town today for your errands, please stay on the highway and don’t stop or go near the woods for any reason. You still have that pepper spray?

BELLA
Yeah, dad.

SEQ . EXT. Forks Street. Christmas decorations are everywhere. Bella exits the photo shop with a package and a grocery bag. She notices two groups of males in the midst of an argument. Sam Uley puts a hand on Paul’s chest and seems to be stopping Paul from attacking. When the two groups move away from each other, Jacob breaks away from the pack to join Bella. The pack notices and looks on disapprovingly.

JACOB
Hey Bella. How you ‘doin?

BELLA
Fine. (discreetly refers to pack) Is there a problem, Jake? We can call my dad.

JACOB
Nah, everything’s cool. Sam’s on top of it. Besides, Paul has always been too much of a hothead.

BELLA
Right. (refers to wolf necklace) Are you, like, part of a “wolf gang” now? Does Billy know?

JACOB
Just a pack of guys keeping the peace. Don’t worry, we’re the good guys here.

BELLA
(dubiously) If you say so. (changing subject and refers to his physicality) Jake, you’ve gotten so…

JACOB
(teases) Muscular? Strong?

BELLA
Anyway, I have to go. Dad just asked me to run errands.

JACOB
Sure, sure. Hey, why don’t I drop by sometime?

BELLA
At the house?

JACOB
You know, just hang out. If you like, we can even do homework together. I am younger than you are. So you’re supposed to know more than I do. You can tutor me. How about it?

BELLA
Did my dad ask you to do this? Just ignore him, okay? Or return the twenty bucks he gave you.

JACOB
Nope. Thought of this all on my own. Pack’s honor.

Jacob touches his necklace.

BELLA
Oh. I don’t know.

JACOB
Pretty please? Argh! I can’t believe I just said that. Goes to show how desperate I am.

BELLA
I’m only pretty good in English. I suck at Math.

SEQ . INT. Cullens’ Living Room. Alice gasps.

JASPER
What’s wrong?

ESME
What did you see? Did something happen to Edward and Emmett?

ALICE
Bella has disappeared.

CARLISLE
What do you mean?

ALICE
It’s like she never existed.

CARLISLE
Focus, Alice. Your brother’s future depends on it.

SEQ. EXT. Forks Street. Bella goes to her truck. Jacob accompanies her and opens the door for her.

JACOB
Sure, sure. I’ll call soon.

BELLA
Well, it was great seeing you. ‘Bye.

Bella drives away. Passersby discreetly stare at Jacob while giving him a wide berth.

SEQ . INT. Cullens’ Living Room.

ALICE
It’s okay. She’s back. Not clear as usual, but, at least, I can see flickers of her. (fretfully) I don’t understand this.

ROSALIE
Well, when you’re sure she’s gone, make sure to let me know so I can tell Edward personally and bring back Emmett.

ESME
Please stop, Rosalie, I can’t bear it.

SEQ . EXT. Rainforest. Edward and Emmett are in a jeep.

SEQ . INT. Bella’s truck. Due to the truck’s movement, the developed pictures from the photo shop slide out of the envelope. The images show Bella’s 18th birthday. The one that catches her eye is the one that Alice took of Edward and her looking really happy. Agitated with the memories, Bella presses her foot on the accelerator. She passes a speed limit sign, and her speedometer shows she is way beyond the maximum speed.

EDWARD
(seated on passenger side) Sweetheart, slow down the truck. Aren’t you the one who’s always telling me to drive within the speed limit?

Something or somebody runs across the road. Bella swerves to avoid hitting it.

EDWARD
Brake gently! Keep the wheel steady! Easy, easy…

Truck stops violently on the side road.

EDWARD
Are you all right?

Bella recovers and puts her hand on the truck’s door handle.

EDWARD
Don’t go out. Stay in the truck.

BELLA
(to herself) It’s against the law to leave the scene of an accident. I have to make sure I didn’t hit anybody.

SEQ . EXT. Forest. Bella pauses at the edge of the forest. She turns to head back to her truck when she hears pitiful sounds. Concerned, Bella ventures further into the forest. She halts when she sees a dark figure. Then she recognizes him.

BELLA
Laurent!

LAURENT
Forgive me, Bella. When I saw you pass by, I couldn’t resist trying to get your attention.


Although Bella feels a certain unease with his method, she tries to hide it.

BELLA
So what are you doing here? I thought you were in Alaska.

LAURENT
The Denalis are very gracious hosts. (slyly) Will you satisfy my curiosity? I’ve checked the Cullen house a couple of months ago. It’s empty. Did Edward tire of his little pet?

EDWARD
(snarls) Keep away from her!

Edward crouches in front of Bella protectively.

EDWARD
Lie, Bella.

BELLA
The Cullens have moved on but they drop by often. I don’t think I should mention your visit to– to Edward though. He’s still very touchy about James.

LAURENT
I don’t think you’ll be having the opportunity to tell him anything. You see, I’m very thirsty… Since you’re conveniently here and obviously unattached, I might as well kill two birds with one stone.

A slight wind lifts Bella’s hair off her nape. Laurent sniffs the air appreciatively.

LAURENT
Uhmm… You do smell mouthwatering. I have to make my excuses to Victoria for not giving her the pleasure of killing you herself.

Bella instinctively takes a step back from her predator.

BELLA
Victoria?

EDWARD
Don’t move, Bella.

LAURENT
As a favor to Victoria, I’ve been coming to hunt in this area because she wants the authorities diverted from her real activities. Can you guess why? Or should I say who? She’s put out with your Edward for killing James. She wants her revenge. An eye for an eye. A mate for a mate. But her plans may be all for nothing. You must not mean much to Edward if he left you here unprotected.

Bella tries to hide her pain. Laurent stalks Bella until she’s trapped against a tree.

EDWARD
Remind him of the Denalis.

Bella is too petrified with fear.

EDWARD
(urgently) Bella!

BELLA
D– don’t you drink just animal blood now too?

LAURENT
I do.

Laurent caresses the side of her face then trails it down her neck.

LAURENT
But after feasting on human blood for hundreds of years, how can I be satisfied with plain fare?

Laurent lifts the hair off her nape gently.

LAURENT
So there are times when I simply have to cheat. Like now.

Laurent gets distracted by a movement in the forest.

LAURENT
No, I don’t believe it.

Wolf Jacob is immediately in front of Bella and growls at Laurent, who backs away from Bella. The wolves surround Laurent.

LAURENT
Werewolves are supposed to be extinct.

He attempts to fight but the pack overwhelms him. Terrified, Bella watches as the pack attacks and tears Laurent to pieces. She forces herself to move by backing up slowly, and then she begins to run back to her truck.

SEQ . EXT Road. As the truck speeds away from the scene, a plume of smoke is seen rising from the tops of the trees.

SEQ . EXT Police station. Charlie is addressing a small group of men.

CHARLIE
It’s not a bear. An eyewitness has reported that we’re looking for wolves. And not just any ordinary wolves either. These are as big as horses.

Men murmur in reaction to this info.

CHARLIE
Rangers will be going into the forest armed. As volunteers, you will also be armed. Hunters are going in for the reward.

Charlie holds up a flyer offering a reward for wolf carcasses.

CHARLIE
That’s going to mean a lot of firepower. When people get too excited, accidents happen. So look before you shoot.

SEQ. INT. School stage. Rehearsal for Romeo and Juliet. In the audience area, Bella is beside Mr. Berty taking some notes.

MIKE / ROMEO
O, then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do;
They pray, grant thou, lest faith turn to despair.

JESSICA / JULIET
Saints do not move, though…

Jessica forgets her lines.

BELLA
(under her breath) …grant for prayers’ sake.

JESSICA
Sorry, Mr. Berty. I forgot again.

Mr. Berty sighs in exasperation.

MR. BERTY
(to Bella) Are you sure you don’t want to play Juliet?

BELLA
I get serious stage fright, Mr. Berty. I’m sorry. I’ll just let everybody down. It’s better that I’m just one of the assistant stage managers.

MR. BERTY
Pity. You know all the lines so well. (to Jessica) From the top, Jessica.

Bella gets up to go backstage.

SEQ. INT. Backstage. Bella notices that the swords are on the wrong side of the stage. She sighs and picks up the swords to bring them to its proper place. Bella trips. The swords fly into the air. Instead of the wooden sound of fake props, the zing of metal is heard as the swords clash into each other. They fall upright, within inches of Bella’s supine form. Edward shields her with his body.

Bella stares at the quivering swords embedded in the floor that could have impaled her to her death.

EDWARD
Bella, are you alright?

Bella stands up gingerly and begins to pry the swords out. Eric and Tyler enter backstage. They see Bella with the armful of swords.

ERIC
I was wondering where the swords are.

TYLER
Hey, great! These swords look real.

Eric and Tyler do a mock fight.

TYLER
Ow! You sliced me, man!

ERIC
I didn’t!

TYLER
Yes, you did! Look!

Tyler shows a bleeding cut on his arm. Bella turns green from the blood and the near-death experience.

ERIC
Get out of here! Or Bella’s gonna hurl!

Tyler runs out.

ERIC
Bella, sit down and put your head between your knees. I’ll get some water.

SEQ a. EXT. Forest. Shots ring out as men shoot at the pack. Seth gets shot. The pack keeps running.

SEQ b. EXT. Sam’s house. The pack morphs into “humans.” Leah immediately goes to Seth.

SAM
Jacob, check on Seth.

Jacob looks at the wound that has already healed into a pink scar.

JACOB
Completely healed. It was just a grazing shot.

PAUL
(laughs) Even if they had fired a hundred shots into the young pup, he would still be alive.

SAM
True.

The pack laughs.

SAM
It is fortunate that the wolf gene allows us to heal very quickly. However, it is unfortunate that the authorities think that we are the ones committing the murders.

LEAH
But we were created to protect human life.

PAUL
And kill bloodsuckers!

SAM
Jake, who is doing the murders now?

JACOB
The female has returned.

LEAH
She will not stop until her mate is avenged.

PAUL
One bloodsucker against a whole pack. Not much challenge in that!

JACOB
Except that this murderous parasite has the talent for escaping. Always.

Jacob growls in frustration.

SEQ . EXT Forest Dream Sequence. Evening. It starts with Edward fighting Laurent, Edward turns into Jacob, Jacob turns into a wolf, wolves run after Laurent, who turns into a vampire with long hair.

VICTORIA
Hello, Bella.

Bella wakes up with a scream. Charlie, who’s used to it by now, doesn’t bother to knock.

SEQ . INT. Bella’s truck. Afternoon. Bella and Jacob are talking animatedly.

JACOB
Hey, I got a B+ on my English essay.

BELLA
That’s great!

JACOB
Yeah, thanks to you. But I thought we could alternate the studying with another project. Secret though.

BELLA
Is the secret project the reason why we needed to bring the truck?

JACOB
Yup. Have you ever had a secret that you couldn’t tell anyone?

BELLA
Sure.

JACOB
But you already know my secret.

BELLA
I do? What is it?

JACOB
Forget I mentioned it.

Jacob refers to the empty space for the stereo.

JACOB
What happened to this? There’s a lot of damage.

BELLA
I took it out.

JACOB
That decides it. You’re going to be my assistant. You need to improve your mechanical skills. (teases) That should age you up a bit.

BELLA
I don’t know how you became 30, while I’m still a teenager.

JACOB
Trust me. Skills count. Turn right here.

Bella stops the truck and realizes that Jacob has brought her to a junkyard. Jacob sees Bella’s hesitation and cajoles her.

JACOB
C’mon, you’ll like this.

SEQ . EXT. Junkyard. Early to late afternoon. Montage of shots showing Jacob and Bella having a lot of fun:
- Tromping through the yard
- Sorting through the junk
- Going through motorcycle parts
- Jacob greasing up Bella’s face and her retaliation
- Loading the two beat up motorcycles at the back of Bella’s truck

SEQ . EXT. Garage. Sunny afternoon. While working on the motorcycles right outside the garage, the sun makes Jacob’s shirtless skin gleam and highlights his musculature. Bella, who’s all bundled up against the cold, can’t help staring.

JACOB
(self-consciously) What? Does my being half-naked bother you? I could put a shirt on.

BELLA
No, no. I just hadn’t realized before. Did you know, you’re sort of beautiful?

JACOB
Did you just trip and hit your head pretty hard?

BELLA
I’m serious.

Almost in a trance, Bella comes closer and curiously traces his chest with a finger.

BELLA
Are you always this hot?

JACOB
(huskily) Uh-huh.

Bella blushes and removes her finger guiltily.

BELLA
I meant your skin is hot. Like you’re running a fever.

Jacob grabs her hand and places her palm over his heart. Bella can feel his accelerated heartbeat, which makes her breathless.

JACOB
I can stand outside in a snowstorm like this and the snow would just melt on me.

Bella and Jacob stare into each other’s eyes until a sound breaks the spell. Bella removes her hand from underneath his.

BELLA
I hear people coming.

JACOB
Quick, let’s hide the bikes.

Bella and Jacob start rolling the motorcycles into the garage.

BELLA
Why do we have to keep it a secret anyway?

JACOB
You do want to ride one of these babies, right?

BELLA
Charlie will have a heart attack.

Bella starts laughing. Jacob joins in.

SEQ. INT Black house. Jacob and Bella enter while still laughing about their secret. Billy is pleasantly surprised to see Bella laughing again. He and Billy exchange significant glances.

BELLA / JACOB
Hey, Dad!

Bella and Jacob laugh again.

CHARLIE
(aside) Go, Team Jacob.

BILLY
C’mon, kids! I’ve prepared my super secret recipe for spaghetti. Handed down through generations.

HARRY
I don’t think bottled spaghetti sauce has been around that long.

CHARLIE
Harry, this is my daughter, Bella.

HARRY
Hello, Bella.

BELLA
Good evening, sir.

JACOB
Hey, Bella, these are Harry’s kids — Leah and Seth.

BELLA
Hi. Nice to meet you.

SETH
It’s great to finally meet you.

Jacob elbows Seth for his teasing.

JACOB
Will you stow it?

LEAH
Nice to meet you too.

A montage of shots of people laughing and eating, Jacob and Bella exchanging smiling glances, etc.

SEQ. INT. School stage. Rehearsal for Romeo and Juliet.

JESSICA / JULIET
Good night, good night! parting is such
sweet sorrow,
That I shall say good night till it be morrow.

Jessica exits.

MIKE / ROMEO
Hence will I to my ghostly father’s cell,
His help to crave, and my dear hap to tell.

Mike exits.

MR. BERTY
That’s good. Take ten everybody. Then let’s do the balcony scene again.

Bella goes to check the balcony set-up. As she leans forward over the balustrade, it breaks. She manages to catch the edge. Girls scream as she dangles in the air. Edward grabs her forearms.

EDWARD
Hang on, Bella!

Bella manages to pull herself up and scrambles to a safer part of the set. Angela arrives.

ANGELA
Are you okay?

Bella nods mutely. Angela notices her scraped hands.

ANGELA
C’mon, I’ll bring you to the clinic.

SEQ. EXT. La Push Beach. Afternoon. Jacob and Bella walk along the beach. Bella notices the figures on top of the cliff. She stares, horrified, when one of them decides to leap.

BELLA
NO! Don’t jump!

JACOB
Bella, it’s okay. They’re just cliff diving.

BELLA
Oh. Wow. It’s so high. Have you ever tried it?

JACOB
Yeah, it’s fun. A little scary, kind of a rush.

BELLA
Jake, I want to try cliff diving.

Bella goes towards the base of the cliffs. Jacob catches her by the arm and stops her.

JACOB
Bella, wait. Not today, all right?

BELLA
(stubbornly) Fine. But I want to go soon.

JACOB
(warily) Soon. Sometimes you’re a little strange, Bella. Do you know that?

BELLA
Sure, sure.

JACOB
Bella, can you do something for me?

BELLA
If I can.

JACOB
Remember that first time we were here?

BELLA
Yes.

JACOB
Can you try and remember everything I’ve said?

BELLA
I don’t think that’s a good idea, Jake.

JACOB
Please try. It’s really important. (changing the subject) Come to the garage right after school tomorrow. I have a surprise for you.

BELLA
I hope it’s a reckless surprise.

Bella laughs.

JACOB
Oh, it’s reckless alright.

Jacob raises his commuter mug.

JACOB
But, here’s to responsibility. Tutoring twice a week.

BELLA
And recklessness every day in between.

Bella raises her own commuter mug so that they can have a mock toast.

SEQ. INT. Cullens Living Room. Alice is partially distressed.

ROSALIE
(disparagingly) Bella disappeared again? Losing your touch, Alice?

ALICE
I’m missing so many things. I feel so useless. So… normal.

ROSALIE
I can’t imagine how awful that must feel.

ESME
Rosalie, stop baiting your sister.

SEQ. EXT. Dirt road. Bella is on a bike with blue ribbons on the handlebars, with Jake keeping it balanced.

JACOB
Okay, where’s the brake?

BELLA
Behind my right foot.

JACOB
Nope.

Jacob curls his hand over her right hand, which brings his body very close to Bella’s. She gets a little bit distracted with his warmth and proximity.

JACOB
This is the brake you want. Don’t use the back brake now. That’s for later, when you already know what you’re doing.

BELLA
Uh-huh.

JACOB
Easy on the clutch. Okay, go for it…

Bella slowly releases the clutch. The bike is a little bit wobbly at first, and then, she gets her balance and starts moving forward. Jacob whoops in the background. Edward runs alongside the bike.

EDWARD
This is reckless and childish and idiotic, Bella.

Bella smiles wider as she goes faster. She has a flashback of traveling on Edward’s back through the tress. The feel of the wind on her face and through her hair makes Bella laugh out loud.

EDWARD
Bella, watch out for the turn. Brake gently. Bella!

Bella turns the handlebars away from the curve and mistakenly steps on the foot brake instead of using the hand brake. The bike spins and lands on top of her. Jacob hurriedly arrives with her truck. He rushes to Bella, who’s face down on the ground.

JACOB
Bella! Are you okay?

Jacob turns her over. Bella starts laughing.

JACOB
Where are you hurt?

Bella laughs harder.

BELLA
I’m great! Let’s do it again!

Jacob grins and impulsively hugs her.

BELLA
Jake…can’t breathe.

JACOB
Oops… Sorry. Hey, you did such a great job, let’s add a couple of years. You’re now twenty to my forty!

Bella punches him playfully and hurts herself. Jacob takes her fist and kisses her knuckles to make it better.

SEQ. INT. School stage. Rehearsal for Romeo and Juliet. Bella and some of her classmates are waiting for their cue for the set change.

TYLER / FRIAR LAURENCE
Now must I to the monument alone;
Within three hours will fair Juliet wake:

At the end of Friar Laurence’s line, everyone tries to push the set onstage. Despite their efforts, the large set of Juliet’s tomb doesn’t move.

BELLA
What’s wrong?

ERIC
I don’t know.

BELLA
I’ll pull from the front.

As Bella stations herself on the side nearest the stage, a sudden force on the set from the other side moves the set forward by several feet, almost crushing Bella, who is right in its path. Edward pushes at the set.

EDWARD
Stop! You’re going to crush Bella!

TYLER
Stop pushing, guys!

ERIC
Bella, are you okay? (to Tyler) We weren’t pushing!

TYLER
Then how do you explain the fact that the set is now here?

Tyler points to the onstage area.

ERIC
I don’t know!

BELLA
Guys, no harm done. I’m okay.

SEQ . EXT. Meadow. Bella and Jacob enter the meadow. Jacob is consulting the compass.

BELLA
This is it.

JACOB
Pretty place.

Jacob looks around and then taps side of his head.

JACOB
Good thing I have a great memory. The coordinates to this place will be no problem for me, so we can always go back to it.

Bella has a flashback of the special moments she and Edward shared at the meadow. She hugs her constricting chest. Jacob immediately notices her movement and tries to pry her arms away unsuccessfully. He settles for hugging her instead to comfort her.

JACOB
Bells, you okay?

BELLA
I don’t think I’ll ever come back. I just wanted to see if it was real.

Jacob tilts her face up.

JACOB
Bella, tell me something.

BELLA
What?

JACOB
You like me, right?

BELLA
You know I do.

JACOB
Better than any of the other guys you know?

BELLA
Yeah. Better than any of the girls I know too.

JACOB
But that’s all.

BELLA
Yes.

Jacob moves away. Bella hugs herself tighter from the loss of his warmth.

JACOB
It’s still the other one, isn’t it? That’s okay. As long as you like me the best. I’m not giving up. I’m prepared to be annoyingly persistent.

BELLA
You shouldn’t waste your time on me.

JACOB
It’s my time to waste. Besides, it’s what I want to do. As long as you still like to be with me.

BELLA
I can’t imagine how I could not like being with you.

JACOB
Cool.

Jacob takes her hand gently.

JACOB
Is this okay?

BELLA
Yes.

JACOB
I promise that I’ll always be here. You can always count on me.

BELLA
I know that, Jake. And, I already do count on you, probably more than you know.

SEQ. INT. Cullen Living Room. Alice comes out of her trance.

ALICE
Bella’s disappearing more regularly now. For longer periods. Total blackout. Then she comes back. What does it mean?

CARLISLE
Until we know more, we will not act. What’s important is Bella does comes back.

SEQ. EXT. Swan yard. Morning. Bella is standing silently in front of the trashcan. Then she takes out Edward’s CD and deliberately breaks it into half, then throws the pieces into the garbage can. She takes a glance at the birthday pictures and then tears them up into non-salvageable pieces. Bella smiles at what she has done.

SEQ . EXT. Sam’s house. The pack is in human form.

SAM
The council is concerned that you seem to be spending a lot of time with Bella Swan.

PAUL
(with disgust) Vampire girl!

JACOB
Don’t call her that!

PAUL
Leech lover!

Both Jacob and Paul are trembling.

SAM
Jake! Paul! Calm down! Focus!

The two are able to control themselves. Sam takes Jacob aside for privacy.

SAM
Jake, remember, you cannot tell her anything. You are sworn to secrecy. Unless… Have you imprinted on Bella Swan?

JACOB
No.

SAM
(gently) Jake, it might be wiser to let her go. You’ll just hurt Bella when you finally imprint on your true mate.

Jake steals a glance at Leah Clearwater who is studiously avoiding the two of them.

SAM
And, keep in mind that you can be physically dangerous for Bella. Learn from my mistakes.

Emily enters with food for everyone. As she serves, the other half of her face is revealed to be mutilated by scars. Sam goes to her, then caresses and kisses Emily’s scars before claiming her lips. Good-natured grumbling from everyone at the intimacy while Leah looks hurt and uncomfortable with the scene.

SEQ. EXT. Afternoon. Valentine’s Day. Bella and Jacob are exiting the cinema. Jacob brings out a small pack of conversation hearts from his pocket.

JACOB
Happy Valentine’s Day.

BELLA
Jake…

JACOB
C’mon, just for fun. I’ll

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