chapter 5

Chapter Number: Five

Chapter Name: Blood Type

Page Numbers: 85-109 (Hardcover)

Date of Chapter: March 3, 2005

Summary: During lunch Edward sits apart from the other members of his family and motions for Bella to join him. During their conversation Edward insists that he is not good for Bella, but he’s given up trying to stay away from her. He also lets her know that, in general, he’s very good at reading people, but he can’t read her. When lunch ends, Edward tells her that he’s ditching Biology class.

When Bella gets to Biology class, she discovers that the lesson involves blood typing. This is a problem because Bella tends to pass out from the sight and smell of blood. Mike is assigned to take Bella to the nurse. Unfortunately, Bella is weaker than she thought and practically passes out on the sidewalk in between buildings. Fortunately, Edward appears out of nowhere and carries her, much to Mike’s ire, to the nurse.

Edward talks the nurse into letting him be excused so he can drive Bella home. On the car ride Bella discovers that they both like to listen to Debussy. The conversation then turns to Bella’s relationship with her mother, and Edward remarks that Bella seems "old" for her age. Edward then tells Bella a little bit about his family.

Bella invites Edward to come to the beach with the rest of the kids the next day, but Edward declines because he says he doesn’t think Mike will like it and he is going camping with Emmett in the Goat Rock Wilderness.

Characters Involved: Bella Swan, Mr. Mason, Mike Newton, Jessica Stanley, Edward Cullen, Mr. Banner, school nurse, Ms. Cope

Characters Mentioned: Eric Yorkie, Angela Weber, Lauren Mallory, Mrs. Goff, Lee Stephens, Alice Cullen, Charlie Swan, Renee Dwyer, Phil Dwyer, Carlisle Cullen, Esme Cullen, Jasper Hale, Rosalie Hale

Places Visited: Forks High School

Memorable Quotes (there are so many classic quotes this chapter):
"I’m trying to figure out what you are."
~ Bella telling Edward why she’s staring at him.

"I’ve decided that as long as I was going to hell, I might as well do it thoroughly."
~Edward explaining to Bella why he invited her to sit with him at lunch.

"Um, well, bitten by a radio active spider?"
~Bella sharing one of her theories with Edward.

"Kryptonite doesn’t bother me either."
~ Edward debunking Bella’s superhero theories.

"You scared me for I minute there. I thought Newton was dragging your dead body off to bury it in the woods."
~ Edward explaining to Bella why he showed up to help.

"I usually am—but about what in particular this time?"
~ Edward’s response to Bella when she tells him he’s right.

"I think you could be if you wanted to."
~ Bella’s response to Edward when he asks if she thinks he’s scary.

"So… try not to fall into the ocean or get run over or anything, all right?"
~Edward telling Bella to take care of herself during the beach trip.

Important Information Learned:
Bella is sickened at the sight of blood, and because it smells "like rust and salt."

Edward, although he continually warns Bella that it would be better if they weren’t friends, has decided not to stay away from Bella and "let the chips fall where they may."

Edward carries Bella as if she weighs nothing.

Bella thinks Renee would support a choice she makes even if Renee disagreed with it because Renee would want Bella to be happy.

Edward is very curious as to if Bella is afraid of him.

Edward’s eyes are now a deep gold color.

Edward seemed to consider the trip with the kids until he realized it was to the beach.