A guy reads Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (2009-2011)

Reading Breaking Dawn: Chapter 25 (Favor)

The song for this chapter is Look After You by The Fray

Having a cottage given to you as a birthday present isn’t actually that bad, even if it does mean Bella will practically be living in her in-laws’ backyard. I suppose the best thing about it being so close to the rest of the Cullens is that they only have to hop out of bed and run over if they want to see the others (and of course their daughter). Another great thing about it is that anytime they want some alone time, they only have to leave Renesmee over at her grandparents house and go frolicking off on their own. Blissfulness!

Not for long, you two lovebirds. Pretty soon Renesmee’s gonna get bigger, and stronger. If a vampire like Esme can build a house that fast, little Renesmee can sure as heck tear it right down again during her first Grand Tantrum. Baby vampire temper equals woe to that poor little cottage.

Daddy I TOLD YOU to gimme the cookies!

Daddy I TOLD YOU to gimme the cookies!

Like, Bella, I don’t have much need for a big closet, though for different reasons. My miniature, college-apartment-sized one is just right for me. Then again, almost all I have are plaids and jeans. Any time I imagine a big closet like Bella’s, I picture one of the most utterly horrific scenes in a certain sequel to a teen movie where the main character (whose name escapes me) discovers that her closet is… a mall!!! (this was either a movie or something in a Wal-Mart Hannah Montana advertisement… or perhaps both?).


But of course, what can you expect? You’ve got Alice in charge now, finally able to smother her sister-in-law with gifts and clothes. What I don’t understand is why we still haven’t gotten to Edward’s present. Mr E. Cullen, I want to see this car, if you don’t mind too terribly my interrupting your blissful wedded life…

I don’t really know what I would do if I was Charlie Swan, and some guy just started turning into a werewolf in front of me. I don’t even think I would have stayed around long enough to see Jacob change into a werewolf, as Jacob had to remove his clothes at some point before transforming. Awkward. But then you have this big scary wolf in front of you where a second ago there was your friend’s son. Does Charlie just stand there in awe? Does he get his shotgun out? Does he at least call his psychiatrist for a mental health examination? The poor man has probably just had a heart attack.

Of course, I don’t know exactly how far Jacob thought his plan out, and it would be just like him to think it’s a grand idea without figuring out all the consequences of his actions. Still, it might not be as bad as Bella and the Cullens think it is. After all, now that Charlie has had one huge fright, he might be relieved to find out that his daughter is only a vampire who has only just recently given birth to his vampire/human grandchild. To me, that seems to pale in comparison (pardon my pun) to the fact that Jacob can turn into a big wolf. If one of my friends tried to tell me this, it might go something like:

FRIEND: Hey Kaleb! Didst thou know I could turn into a SQUID?



For this reason I can’t even imagine being Charlie and driving down this long road to the Cullen’s house. What must be going through his mind? Does he think that Bella has gone insane? That’s a long drive, and it gives him a lot of quiet time to mull over what Jacob told him. Perhaps he thinks it was all a joke mixed with some horrible hallucinations. If I was Charlie I probably still wouldn’t believe what Jacob had said despite all the evidence, and might wonder what I was doing driving to these people’s house when it was all probably a big joke.

Question For The Comments: If one of your friends turning into a werewolf in front of you, how do you think you would react?

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84 Responses

  1. Hi, I am a new poster. I found your website about 2 weeks ago. I am a very fast reader. I bought Twilight and finished it in 2 days at Easter – it was mid semester break so I was able to spend hours reading. I then went and bought the other books. I have now read the books about 10 – 15 times even though I don't normally re-read books (I know slightly obsessive, but I did have 5 weeks off Uni and was sick for a good part of that time).

    Anywho, as I said I found your site 2 weeks ago and have been reading through all your posts in an effort to catch up before you finished the last book and before the mad rush of assignments started.

    You are hilarious, I have been recommending your site to every Twilighter I know. Your insights and almost comical psychicness has been amazing.

    I can't imagine what I would do if one of my friends phased into a werewolf in front of me. I think I might be ok with it actually.

    I found the Renesmee and Jacob thing quite cool from the start. It explained so much of the pregnancy, (as in: Bella needing Jacob) but also for me it fit. It's basically wiped the pain that Jacob felt about Bella. I suppose part of it is that Jacob is now happy as well. I'm not 'worrying' that Jacob is alone.

  2. Hard to say. I don't know, I think if they're someone close to me, i'd feel betrayed that they didn't tell me… Then I'll get used to it, I guess, over time. I suppose it'll be alright. As long as they don't attack me. haha..

  3. First off I believe the movie you are looking for about the huge closet and it being a mall is the Princess Diaries 2.

    How would I react if my friend turned into a werewolf? Well my first reaction would be “WOW!” Scared but yet interested a little. I’ve always thought that I’d be good with the supernatural in a way. I grew up liking films and books about fantasy so I would think that I would be one of those people in films that go “that’s cool” or “awesome!” So that’s how I think I would react. But it would be awesome to have a werewolf as a friend or a vampire?

  4. Kaleb, you brought up a part I have yet to consider – what Charlie was thinking about on the drive to the Cullens! How did I miss that!? As a parent I'd've totally been wracking my brain for a logical conclusion….but still coming up empty with the transformation of little Jacob Black…family friend. I think I would have also reflected on the evening Bella punched Jacob and broke her hand…”Aaahhh I get it now…..” But the concern he must have felt having been told she was in Atlanta with the CDC and completely quarantined – only then to be told “Au contraire mon freir….” Ayaaa!

    If I had a best friend who changed into a werewolf (and know that s/he is on my side so it's not a Harry Potter scene of Professor Lupin now ready to kill me…), I reckon I'd say “That is so freaky and cool! Do it again!”

  5. I thought the same about where Edward's gift was.

    My reaction would be anxious if my friend turned into a wolf on me. Our conversation would be:

    My Friend: Hey, I can turn into a wolf.

    Me: O Rly? Do you know any Jacobs around here? What about we go vampire hunting in Forks *cough cough*.

  6. oh by the way that movie in which her closet is a “mall” would be The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagment. Guess what I am a Disney nerd and love Anne Hathaway. I never really thought what Charlie was thinking really on the way to The Cullens. I always thought when I read that part that he had no real thoughts. They were just jumbled together so it sounded more like what??? over and over again.If it was a friend I might think it was cool once they convinced me it was real. I think at first I'd be say wtf (the PG abbreviation. Except I might have shouted the full sentence along with the “F” word), but that moment would probably die down and reach the point of okay my friend is a wolf. But I'd ask them to kindly not transform right in front of me when they did, just so I didn't shout wtf everytime. I don't think I could get used to seeing it that's for sure.

  7. YAY! Kaleb, I take piano, but I play by ear too (sometimes more than I practice my assigned pieces…), and I just figured out how to play “Four Months.” I needed a few tracks to record it all, because I sort of ran out of hands. Anywhosits, I love it, and I'd do a video response…but I don't have a youtube account, so that could be a problem. Not to mention, the web cam is inside while my keyboard is living in the playhouse in the backyard with me right now (guests+my room=guest room+Snow outside). It's the thought that counts, though, right? 😀

  8. “Hey Kaleb! Didst thou know I could turn into a SQUID?”
    Lol. That made me laugh. REALLY HARD. :3
    I think Edward once said that Charlie, deep down, doesn't really buy Bella's lies, he'd rather lie to himself than see the truth. I think that he realized that there was something going on, and that probably made it a little easier for him to accept.

  9. Kaleb, “Four Months” is beautiful! I can't read music either, but I love listening to music and making up little songs, so I know how hard that must have been to make up just by ear. Great job!

  10. i just have to say, that thr song is so extremly beautiful, and when it started I immediatley thought that it would fit in perfectly in twilight, not as Bellas Lullaby, but as Esmes favorite song, it popped up in my head the second the song started,´. I love it ad I´ve been listnening ti it for the past two hours non stop. i absolutly love it, or as i would say in my ow language swedish, jag absolut älskar den!

  11. Even more audacious than this, though, is the ending (or lack thereof, depending on who you ask). In a film like this, the criminal plans of the characters always disney acting auditions fail; what makes each of these films unique is how the characters react to that failure. Without giving anything away

  12. you know how they say that the human mind just disregards awesome stuff and scenery as special effects? I'd probably just convince myself that it didn't happen….although…I don't know if I'd ever be able to talk to Billy again….

  13. Sadly you never get to see the “after car” in the book. If you want to know more about it visit Stephenie Meyers official page.

    Oh, and I'd probably faint if a friend morphed into something else in front of me.

  14. Seyfried would play Babydoll, the institutionalized girl. If disney acting auditions deals are completed, the rest would play Seyfried’s fellow inmates who also travel into the alternate reality. Hudgens would play a character named Blondie, Cornish would play Sweet Pea, and Wood would play Rocket.

  15. I may be completely wrong….but i thought that Jacob couldn't tell anybody because sam had ordered his pack not to (and since sam was his alpha then, he had to obey) however, since jacob is no longer in sam's pack, he can make decisions freely and break the rules that were restricting him before.

  16. I wish I was a vampire. They totally shouldn't replace Taylor! HE is Jacob and noone else can be!!! And I hear that it's gonna be totally different from the book. I read all the books and they were great! I'm thinking about reding them again maybe.

  17. I wish I was a vampire. It would be so cool to have super speed and super strength and never get hurt. And it'd be kinda cool to have red, then amber, then golden eyes and be able to drink blood. And if my friend morphed in front of me I would be like “woa that's soo cool! Ur so lucky I wish I could do that!” but I would be really jealous so I would probably try to find a way to become one myself, except I wouldn't want all the other wolves to hear all my thoughts. That'd be really annoying and embarassing. That's why I'd rather be a vamp also bcuz they have powers and are able to do more stuff but I'd be one like Bella bcuz she is a sheild and noone can read her mind or use their powers on her and other people if she sheilds them too. I read all the books and they were great I'm thinking about readind them again maybe. And I heard that new moon is gonna be different from the book. I may be wrong I just read it a magazine. And they might replace Taylor (Jacob)! I mean, Taylor is the best Jacob there is! Noone else can replace him! And he's super hot! I think he should STAY.

  18. Who started this whole “what would u do if ur friend morphed in front if u?” thing?…

  19. i love the book breaking dawn it is so cool that bella and edward are married and bella is a vampire

  20. i love the book breaking dawn it is so cool that bella and edward are married and bella is a vampire

  21. I think I would start laughing and dancing for joy because now one of my friends is a werewolf!

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