| Quote #10
[Bella to Edward:] "I was afraid...because, for, well, obvious reasons, I can't stay with you. And I'm afraid that I'd like to stay with you, much more than I should." (13.56)
Bella's strong feelings for Edward scare her – she's afraid that her feelings for him might lead her to do something stupid. Though she intellectually knows Edward is dangerous, her emotions drive her to want to be near him.
| Quote #11
[Edward to Bella:] "It's not only your company I crave! Never forget that. I never forget I am more dangerous to you than I am to anyone else." (13.64)
Edward tries to warn Bella. He wants her to be afraid. Do you really think that Edward is more dangerous to her than anyone else? Do you ever see any hints that he might actually hurt her? Is he really more dangerous to Bella than James is?
| Quote #12
[Edward to Bella:] He frowned down at my hands, releasing me from the force of his stare. "And then, as I tried to rearrange my schedule in a pointless attempt to avoid you, you were there – in that close, warm little room, the scent was maddening. I so very nearly took you then. There was only one other frail human there – so easily dealt with." (13.107)
When Bella first met Edward, she had no idea how much she should have feared him.