EXT. LA PUSH - CLIFFS – DAWN

The sun is just beginning to rise, reddening the clouds overhead. Bella paces by the cliff’s edge, trying to come to grips with this new reality. Jacob keeps his distance, trying to control his anger.

BELLA
You just have to... stop.

70.

JACOB
It’s not a life-style choice. It’s in my DNA.

BELLA
Killing is in your DNA?

JACOB
Man, I thought maybe you wouldn’t be such a hypocrite -- what, I’m not the right kind of monster for you? Can’t measure up to your bloodsucking friends --

BELLA(angry as well)
Hey, they manage to survive without hurting innocent people.

Jacob stops -- a beat as his anger is replaced by confusion.

JACOB
Wait - innocent? -- so... you don’t care that I morph into a giant dog. Just that I... kill people?

BELLA(appalled)
“Just?” Those hikers’ lives mean that little to you?

He bursts out laughing.

BELLA(repelled, turns to go)
Oh my God.

JACOB
Bella -- Bella wait... (he stops her)We’re not killing hikers. We’re trying to protect them.

BELLA
From what?

JACOB
The only thing we do kill: Vampires.

BELLA(stunned, reels)
Vampires? Jake, no –

71.

JACOB(steps back, bitter)
Don’t worry, we can’t touch your precious Cullens - unless they bite someone and violate the Treaty–

BELLA
That’s not what I -- you can’t fight vampires. They’re too dangerous.

JACOB
Please. We took out that leech with the dreads easy enough.

BELLA
You... killed Laurent?

JACOB(worried)
... He didn’t seem like a friend.

BELLA
No, God no. But... how?

JACOB
It’s what we do, why we exist. A few “lucky guys” in the tribe have the gene. If a bloodsucker moves to town, our DNA kicks in, we reach the right age and the fever hits --

BELLA(realizing)
“Mono.”

JACOB
I wish. Next thing I know, they’re telling me, this is your life now. That future you saw for yourself? Gone.

Desolation fills him. She sees this.

BELLA
It’s bad, huh?

JACOB
I just hate feeling... out of control. Like maybe Sam is right; you shouldn’t be around me.

BELLA
Like you could get rid of me.

72.

JACOB
You’ve seen Emily.

That lands with her. She nods.

JACOB
Sam lost it for a split second; Em was standing too close -- he’s still messed up about it.(beat)I don’t want to be that kind of nightmare.

BELLA
You’re not like that. You save people, right? You saved me from Laurent.

JACOB
Yeah, didn’t mind taking him out. His red-headed girlfriend will be fun, too.

Bella stops, chilled to the bone.

BELLA
Victoria. She’s here?

JACOB
We chased her all the way to the border the other night. But she won’t stay gone. Keeps coming back -- if we knew what she was after...(sees Bella’s face)... What?

BELLA
I know what she wants. Me.

SMASH TO:

EXT. FOREST HIGHWAY - DAYA MASERATI with Canadian plates blasts down the highway at a blinding speed –

INT. MASERATI- SAMECLOSE ON VICTORIA, easily controlling the steering wheel with two fingers. She speaks to someone we don’t see, her words laced with longing and fury.

73.

VICTORIA
James hated cars. He liked being close to the ground. But I’d steal one occasionally, to throw him off the scent... See, we played hide and seek sometimes. No one can hide like me --(grins to her passenger)-- but no one could seek like James.

INCLUDE her barely conscious passenger, DENISE, 30’s, a pretty bleach-blonde with expensive jewelry. She’s just coming to, a bump on her head where she was knocked out.

DENISE
What -- what are you -- ?

VICTORIA
Some games lasted months... but we always got hungry for each other. (sly, to Denise)So I’d let him find me...

Denise now lucid, looks around to SEE --

IN THE BACK SEAT her husband, MICHAEL’S BODY, well-dressed in a turtle neck, 40’s, sits upright, his head tilted forward as if he’s resting. Denise reaches for him –

DENISE
Michael? Oh my God –

VICTORIA
We never could get enough of each other... (seething)We would have had forever to try.

Denise, scared, shakes Michael’s arm –

DENISE
Michael?!

—which causes Michael’s head to roll to the side, revealing his gouged, blood-soaked neck and his vacant, dead eyes. Denise starts SCREAMING. Victoria grins.

VICTORIA
James always loved a screamer.

Victoria’s hand jets out, grabbing a fistful of Denise’s hair. She yanks Denise over, exposing her neck just as we –

SMASH TO:

74.

EXT. EMILY’S BACKYARD - DAYON JARED --

JARED
Excellent. If the redhead’s after Bella, we’ve got bait.

With stunning speed, Jacob grabs a four-pronged spading fork from some garden tools, and FLINGS it toward Jared’s head- Jared easily, and amazingly, catches it.

JACOB
She is not bait.

INCLUDE - A picnic table in the middle of this small, quaintly landscaped garden. Jacob, Bella, Embry, Paul, Sam, Jared and Emily are in the midst of a huge breakfast.

BELLA
I should leave town.

SAM
Victoria will follow you and make it harder for us to catch her.

BELLA
No one can catch her. She can escape anything.

PAUL
Ooh. She has special powers.

BELLA
Some of them do.

They all look at her. She instantly regrets saying it.

JACOB
Like... what? Bella?

JARED
The mind reader you said you knew. He was a suckhead? Can they all do that?

EMBRY
That would blow.

BELLA
No, I -- shouldn’t have - no.

PAUL
She’s still protecting them.

75.

JARED
I don’t know why. It’s not like they stuck around to protect you --

JACOB
Guys, back off.

Jacob looks apologetically at Bella. She shrinks, stung.

EXT. BELLA’S HOUSE - NIGHT

Jacob walks her to the door.

JACOB
Don’t worry, we’ve got this place covered. She won’t get near you or Charlie.

Bella nods. He sees she’s blue.

JACOB
Hey, we should do something fun. Like... cliff diving, right?

BELLA
I could use the rush.

JACOBSoon. After we catch her.

He offers a reassuring look before jogging into the woods.

EXT. CULLEN HOUSE - NIGHT

Bella tentatively approaches the large, modern glass home. She climbs the porch steps, approaches the door...

INT. CULLEN HOUSE - LIVING ROOM (CONTINUOUS) – NIGHT

Bella enters to find it perfectly intact, lived-in, warm, candles glowing... and the Cullen family enjoying the evening - Carlisle, Esme, Rosalie, Emmett and Jasper. Bella is overwhelmed with joy at seeing them.

BELLA
You’re here.

But they ignore her. Won’t even look at her. She starts toward them but suddenly --Edward appears and YANKS Bella away, pulling her to the door and pushing her out, slamming it on her --

76.

EXT. CULLEN HOUSE - (CONTINUOUS) - NIGHT

-- Bella runs to the window, peers in at the family who continue to ignore her as they gather around Edward --

INT. BELLA’S ROOM - MORNING

Bella awakens, tears on her face. She can’t take it. Gets the hell out of bed, anxious to leave the dream behind. But it stays with her...

EXT. EMILY’S HOUSE - DAY

Bella knocks on the door, rain falling around her, wind blowing strong. Emily opens the door. Sees her.

EMILY
Bella. Are you okay?

BELLA
Yeah, I just... is Jacob here? He wasn’t at home...

Sam appears behind Emily.

SAM
He’s with Jared and Embry, keeping an eye on things. I’m heading out soon. Should I tell him something?

-- as Sam wraps an arm around Emily. Their deep love is achingly obvious. Off Bella’s face --

FLASHPOP to Bella and Edward at her birthday party, in a similar embrace, as Alice SNAPS their picture --

BACK ON BELLA - pained.

EMILY
You want to come in?

-- But Bella’s already hurrying to her truck, determination on her face.

EXT. WOODS - DAYCLOSE ON A RIFLE as it locks and loads.

INCLUDE CHARLIE, who checks it, then notes the position of the SIX MEN in his hunting party, all wearing rain gear. He SEES Harry at the end of the line, pausing, looking down.

CHARLIE
You got something, Harry?

77.
ON HARRY - he looks down at a large WOLF PAW PRINT.

HARRY CLEARWATER
Nope, nothin’. The hunting party moves forward. Harry lets them get ahead, stomps out the paw print.

ON CHARLIE as he passes under a huge tree -- WHIP PAN UP THE TREE to find that HIGH ABOVE, crouching on a limb, is VICTORIA. She watches Charlie with a vengeful glare. She noiselessly SWINGS down to a lower branch, getting ready to pounce on Charlie

--ON HARRY - his eye catches her movement; he looks up, SEES the back of her red head -- his breath CATCHES -- She HEARS the sound, even through the rain and wind. Before Harry can raise his shotgun -- Victoria’s standing next to him, WHIPPING the gun out of his hands with superhuman speed. He GASPS,breath stuck in his chest. She grins, about to bite -- but suddenly --

THERUSSET-BROWN JACOB-WOLF smashes into her, knocking her away. She rights herself immediately and takes off --

THE THREE WOLVES give chase, disappearing. It all happened soundlessly, in seconds, unbeknownst to the others...

STAY ON HARRY - he still can’t catch his breath, IN SLOW MOTION he clasps his left arm –

INTERCUT WITH --EXT. ANOTHER PART OF THE WOODS – SAM

ELIGHTNING FAST CUTS of THE CHASE - the wolves are right on Victoria’s tail, blasting through the forest --

BACK ON CHARLIE - SLOW MOTION - He turns to SEE Harry clutching his chest. Charlie runs to Harry’s side --

SMASH BACK TO VICTORIA escaping at breakneck speed she bursts out of the treesto --

EXT. THE OCEAN (CONTINUOUS) – SAME

-- Victoria beelines for the choppy water, dives in -- when she reappears, she’s hundreds of yards offshore --THE WOLVES prowl the beach in frustration as we go –

78.

BACK ON HARRY - SLOW MOTION - he falls to his knees just as Charlie reaches him. Off Charlie beginning CPR...

SMASH TO:

EXT. LA PUSH - CLIFFS – DAY

Bella’s truck comes to a stop; she climbs out. Ignoring the wind and rain, she strides to the cliff’s edge; looks down –

BELLA’S POV - THE WATER - steely gray. Rough whitecaps.

EDWARD (O.S.)
Step back.

Bella smiles, tears of relief springing to her eyes. She turns to find Edward’s apparition at her side.
She steps back from the cliff’s edge - which causes him to disappear.

That’s it. She starts pulling off her shoes and coat, adrenaline pumping -- Edward’s apparition reappears, but she keeps going --

EDWARD
Stop this now, Bella.

BELLA
You won’t stay with me any other way.

She takes a last look at him... then with a running leap --

FLINGS herself over the edge--

ON BELLA SCREAMING with exhilaration as she plummets down, down... then SPLASHES into the water.

EXT. ON THE WATER’S SURFACE (CONTINUOUS) - DAY

No sign of Bella. A beat. Suddenly, she POPS back up. Inhales deeply -- and laughs!

BELLA
Yes!

She enjoys a moment of elation and empowerment... then turns to swim ashore... but her smile falters when she realizes how strong the current is...

A WAVE crashes over her head. She gasps for breath. Then

ANOTHER WAVE hits her. Starts to pull her under...

79.

UNDER THE WATER - Bella struggles –

ABOVE WATER - she pops up, looks around in a panic, SEES –

BELLA’S POV - IN THE DISTANCE - something orange-ish, bobbing on the surface of the water -- Bella goes down - then comes up again - THE ORANGE-ISH thing is suddenly thirty yards closer. Bella struggles to stay afloat but the current SMASHES her into a rock, the air goes out of her chest. She sinks.

ANGLE ON THE ORANGE-ISH THING -- IT’S VICTORIA, floating effortlessly, hungry anticipation on her face. She dips below the surface, vanishing...

UNDER THE WATER - BELLA SINKS, struggling at first... Edward appears in front of her, his eyes full of longing and love. He reaches to her, she to him, hands almost touching, things going dark... suddenly A HAND GRABS HER COLLAR –

SMASH TO:

EXT. BEACH – DAY

CLOSE ON BELLA - barely conscious.

JACOB
Breathe, Bella! C’mon!

Jacob hits her on the back. She spits up water, coming to.

JACOB
Bella? Can you hear me?

BELLA
... Jake?

She focuses, finally SEES Jacob hovering over her, relieved. Behind him stands Sam.

SAM
She’ll be alright.

Sam looks out at the water, scanning it. Sensing something.

JACOB
What the hell were you thinking?

BELLA
I needed... to see... something.

80.

JACOB
What? The pearly gates? If we hadn’t heard you scream –

SAM
Get her home. I’m heading to the hospital. I’ll meet you there.

Jacob nods. Sam jogs off.

JACOB
Why would you jump? Didn’t you notice it’s like a hurricane out here?

BELLA
I know. It was stupid --(realizing)-- Sam said hospital - someone’s hurt?

JACOB
Harry Clearwater had a heart attack.

BELLA
Oh my God - does my Dad know?

JACOB
He and my dad are both over there.

BELLA
Will Harry be okay?

JACOB
I don’t know. Come on. I’ll find you something dry and drive you home.

As Jacob helps Bella up, we RACK FOCUS out to –

ANGLE ON THE WATER - where Victoria bobs, watching Jacob guide Bella away... then she disappears below the surface.INT. BELLA’S TRUCK – NIGHT

Jacob drives. Bella wears a fleece jacket but still shivers. He pulls her close, wrapping an arm around her --

JACOB
Hundred and eight degrees over here. She tucks herself into him.

BELLA
Must be nice, never getting cold.

81.

JACOB
It’s a wolf thing.

BELLA
It’s a Jacob thing. You’re just... warm.

JACOB(grins)
Like the sun.

BELLA(meaning it)
Like the sun.

JACOB
Which always comes back. You cancount on me.

She nods. Awkward silence. He fills it.

JACOB
There are other cool things about all this, like -- I heal fast. Wanna see me stab my hand?

BELLA(no!)
Yeah, ‘cause that would be fun.

EXT. BELLA’S HOUSE/INT. TRUCK (CONTINUOUS) – NIGHT

The truck pulls up to the curb. It’s pitch black outside. Jacob’s still holding her close as he shuts the engine off.

BELLA
So... this wolf thing’s not all bad?

JACOB
It’s better. Now that you know. But...

BELLA
... but...

JACOB
It just... comes so easily to me. More than the other guys.

BELLA
That’s a good thing, isn’t it?

82.

JACOB
Maybe.Or maybe it makes me less... human than the others. (beat, quieter)Sometimes I’m scared I might... disappear, you know? Who I really am.

Bella faces him, looks directly in his eyes.

BELLA
I won’t let that happen.

Their faces are close... and stay close for an intimate beat. They could kiss, their lips near... but Bella blinks herself back to reality and pulls away.

BELLA
Thanks for driving - for everything.

-- as she pushes open her door. WIND wafts in -- Jacob reacts to a repugnant smell outside –

JACOB
Holy crap -- !

He abruptly pulls Bella back into the truck, SLAMS her door shut and starts the truck.

JACOB
There’s a bloodsucker out there.

BELLA
How do you know?

JACOB
I can smell the stink. I’m getting you out of here.

As Jacob whips the truck around, the HEADLIGHTS ILLUMINATE –

BELLA’S POV - THE DRIVEWAY -- a black Mercedes is parked in front. Bella spins to the rear window as Jacob floors it –

BELLA
Stop! It’s not Victoria --

JACOB
Forget it –

BELLA
It’s Carlisle’s car! They’re here. Go back! –

83.

JACOB
It’s a trick –

He’s still flooring it -- Bella cracks her door open while they’re moving - he SLAMS on the brakes. She jumps out –

JACOB
Damn it, Bella –

EXT. ROAD (CONTINUOUS) – NIGHT

Bella hurries up the road toward her house. Jacob’s suddenly standing in front of her, furious –

JACOB
Stop. You gotta come with me.

BELLA
It’s okay. They’re my friends –

JACOB
Don’t you get it? If a Cullen is back here, this is their territory. The Treaty says we can only defend our own lands.

BELLA—
It’s not a war –

JACOB
It is. And you’ll only be safe in La Push. I can’t protect you here anymore.

BELLA
I don’t need you to –

JACOB
-- You’re about to cross a line –

BELLA
Only if you draw one.

She starts to move past him, but he stops her --

JACOB
I’m not letting you do this.

BELLA
You don’t have a choice. I don’t belong to you.

Her words are a knife to the heart. She sees that, but can’t take them back. He hands her the keys.

84.

JACOB
Bye, Bella, I hope you don’t die.

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