[Bella:] "Don't leave me," I begged in a broken voice.
[Edward:] "I won't," he promised. "Now relax before I call the nurse back to sedate you." (24.165-166)
[Bella:] "Why did you say that?" I whispered, trying to keep my voice from shaking. "Are you tired of having to save me all the time? Do you want me to go away?" […]
[Edward:] "No, I don't want to be without you, Bella, of course not. Be rational. And I have no problem with saving you, either – if it weren't for the fact that I was the one putting you in danger...that I'm the reason that you're here."
[Bella:] "Yes, you are the reason." I frowned. "The reason I'm here – alive." (24.175, 176-177)
[Bella:] "I'll be the first to admit that I have no experience with relationships," I said. "But it just seems logical…a man and woman have to be somewhat equal…as in, one of them can't always be swooping in and saving the other one. They have to save each other equally." (24.194)