| Quote #7
[Bella to Edward:] "I was wishing that I could believe that you were real. And I was wishing that I wasn't afraid." (13.20)
Bella doesn't fear Edward in the way she probably should – she never seems to be worried that he will harm her. Instead, Bella fears that Edward is just a dream. She's more frightened of losing him than of being near him.
| Quote #8
I sat without moving, more frightened of him than I had ever been. I'd never seen him so completely freed of that carefully cultivated façade. He'd never been less human…or more beautiful. Face ashen, eyes wide, I sat like a bird locked in the eyes of a snake. (13.38)
Bella is mesmerized and a tad afraid of Edward in the meadow. When he acts like his true vampire self, he's intimidating.
| Quote #9
[Edward to Bella:] "Don't be afraid," he murmured, his velvet voice unintentionally seductive. "I promise." He hesitated. "I swear not to hurt you." He seemed more concerned with convincing himself than me. (13.40)
Edward tries to reassure Bella (and himself) that he won't hurt her. Should Bella believe him? Should he trust himself?