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Jacob waits for Bella to respond to his declaration of love, but she can’t think of anything to say. She stutters and tries to leave, but Jacob pulls her back attempting to explain that he knows how she’s feeling. He asks her point blank if she wants him to go away and never see her again. Bella admits that she wouldn’t want that. She says she misses Jacob when he’s not around, but only when he’s happy. She goes on to say it’s because he’s like family, and that she only loves him… and is not in love with him.
Jacob is pleased enough by this, and says he’ll “stick around.” Bella feels uncomfortable, especially when Jacob affectionately touches and caresses her. She asks him to behave himself, but Jacob replies that she’ll have to take him or leave him the way he is, since he will not change his behavior claiming Edward is no longer her whole life. He wants Bella to understand that Edward isn’t her only choice. Jacob suddenly turns serious, taking Bella’s chin in his hand. He tells her he’s not going to stop fighting until her heart stops beating. Bella remarks that her time as a human is limited, which causes Jacob to become yet even more serious. He declares this is only more motivation for him to fight, “fight harder now, while I can.”
Jacob kisses her angrily and aggressively, and Bella fights back without success. After realizing that her efforts are useless, she shuts herself down and stands still as a statue, hoping this will finally stop him. And it works. He pulls away, smiles and shuts his eyes, and after answering Bella that he is indeed finished, she punches him in the mouth as hard as possible, injuring her hand in the process. Once he realizes what’s happened, Jacob tries to soothe her but she yells at him to get away saying she’s leaving at once.
Jacob stays calm, offering her a ride home. She refuses and thinks to herself that if she can just get to the treaty line Alice will be able to “see” her and send Edward to pick her up. Jacob insists on driving her, and she finally accepts.