Based on the novel by
February 11, 2008
1 EXT. RAIN FOREST, OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, WASHINGTON - DAWN
Moss-draped. Shadow-drenched. Tortured tree trunks twist
upward, reaching for rare sunlight.
I'd never given much thought to how I would die..
Suddenly, every creature in the forest is deadly silent. Neither
bird, beast nor insect make a noise. A predator is near.
Then, in the distance, hear a tiny SNICK - a twig snapping.
Abruptly, we're on the move. Fast.
UNKNOWN POV - MOVING
Trees start whipping past us at a dizzying speed, branches
are dodged with preternatural agility. And we're speeding
up, chasing something. It's exhilarating. Terrifying.
Finally, up ahead, we get the first glimpse of our prey -
-- running for its life as it darts through this maze of
a forest. It sprints forward, but we gain on it. Beyond the deer,
SEE the forest's edge ahead, white sunlight glowing against the
trees. The buck races for the light. We're just behind it,
about to emerge from the shadowy darkness -
The deer LEAPS into the light in a high arc, hovering (suddenly
SLOW MOTION) against the WHITE GLARE of the sun... then BAM!
The deer abruptly plummets out of frame at an unnatural angle,
leaving the WHITE GLARE to fill the screen. HOLD ON WHITENESS
But dying in the place of someone I
love seems like a good way to go..
-- Then into the WHITENESS steps the face of -
2 ISABELLA SWAN, 172
Eyes closed against the sunlight, absorbing its rays. Long,
dark hair frames alabaster skin. She's a vulnerable,
introverted, imperfect beauty.
... So I can't bring myself to
regret the decision that brought me
here to die...
The background comes into focus as we realize we're now in -
EXT. SCOTTSDALE, AZ - DAY
Bella stands at the end of a cul-de-sac on the desert's edge.
The sun blazes behind her -- she bends down and carefully
scoops a tiny BARREL CACTUS into a clay pot.
... The decision to leave home.
She stares at the cactus in a state of reverie, until
BLONDE #1 (O.S.)
BELLA'S POV - McMansion ACROSS THE STREET
Three tanned, athletic, blonde GIRLS hop into a convertible
Mercedes. Their flawless, bought-and-paid for beauty contrasts
with Bella's pale naturalness. They wave.
Good luck at your new school!
They ADLIB superficial good wishes, "Don't forget to write;"
"We'll miss you." Bella waves back, sweetly, but
halfheartedly as she steps off the curb.
Have a good..
--and trips. When she rights herself, they're already gone.
Clearly, not close friends. Bella's grown-up demeanor and
innate intelligence become apparent as -
BELLA'S MOTHER, RENE, mid 30's --exits their house --it's
low rent for this ritzy neighborhood. Rene is eclectic,
scattered, anxious, more best friend than parent. She
thrusts a cell phone at Bella.
It won't work again, baby.
You put it on hold.
Look. You also called Mexico.
Rene pushes her playfully, they laugh.
I'll figure it out. You gotta be able
to reach me and Phil on the road -
love saying that - on the road.
PHIL, 31, good looking with an athlete's body, exits the
house, carrying Bella's three suitcases with ease.
If you call crappy motels, backwater
towns and ballpark hot dogs romantic.
He puts his Phoenix Desert Dogs baseball hat on Rene's head with
kiss. Phil's love of Rene reassures Bella. Phil heads to the old
station wagon to load the luggage, while Rene slips her arm
through Bella's, clinging to her as they walk to car.
Now, you know if you change your
mind, I'll race back here from
wherever the game is.
But Rene's strained expression tells us what a great
sacrifice that would be. Bella forces a smile.
I won't change my mind, mom.
You might. You've always hated Forks.
It's not about Forks, it's about
Dad. I mean, two weeks a year, we
barely know each other.
(off Rene's still worried
Mom, I want to go. I'll be fine.
But as Rene hugs Bella, we see the truth on BELLA'S FACE
dread, doubt, regret. Off Bella, struggling to keep her
facade up as she climbs into the back seat of the car..
BEGIN TITLES OVER:
3 BELLA'S POV OUT THE CAR WINDOW - SCOTTSDALE
Bella, IPOD earbuds in her ears, gets a last glimpse of the
sparkling malls, chic shoppers, manicured cactus gardens..
PULL UP AND OUT OF THE CAR UNTIL WE'RE -
4 EXT. ABOVE SCOTTSDALE (AERIAL SHOT) - DAY
The McMansions get smaller as we SWEEP OVER the scorched
landscape, baking under a hot sun. Beyond the housing
developments SEE the rocky, dry desert, extending for miles..
Rise HIGHER, and higher still, until finally we're suspended
within the bright, perfect, blue SKY, with only an occasional
Slowly, the clouds start getting more numerous, thicker, darker..
until we're completely immersed in them... the sun disappearing.
Finally, we EMERGE from the clouds to find below
5 EXT. WASHINGTON STATE - OLYMPIC PENINSULA (AERIAL SHOT)- DAY5
Nothing but deep, dark, green forests for miles. SWEEP DOWN,
finding the eerily dramatic Lake Crescent. Over it all hangs
the mist from the ever-present cloudy grey sky. Everything
is wet and green and drenched in shade..
FIND A TWO LANE HIGHWAY along which drives A POLICE
CRUISER... PUSH IN on the cruiser until we reach
THE PASSENGER SIDE WINDOW
Bella looks out, taking in her gloomy new surroundings..
6 INT. POLICE CRUISER - DAY - WAITING AT LIGHT
Bella sits next to her uniformed father, police chief CHARLIE
SWAN, 40's. Taciturn, introverted like Bella. Their strained
silence contrasts Bella's relationship with her mother. Beat.
Your hair's longer.
I cut it since last time I saw you.
Guess it grew out again.
She just nods. Silence.
How's your mom?
More silence. Yikes. They pass a SIGN: “The City Of Forks
Welcomes You - Pop. 3246.” Bella sighs.
7 EXT. FORKS, WASHINGTON - DAY
As the cruiser drives through, Bella takes in this logging town
every storefront has a wood carving. The Timber Museum's sign is
two loggers sawing a stump. The POLICE STATION is a small wooden
building across from City Hall..
8 EXT. CHARLIE'S HOUSE - DAY
The cruiser pulls up to the old two-story house. A woodshed full
of firewood. There's a small boat in the garage, fishing gear, an
old buoy. Bella climbs out... home.
9 INT. CHARLIE'S HOUSE - DAY
Bella and Charlie carry in her bags. The house isn't stylish
(the only new thing here is a Flat Screen T.V.), but it's
comfortable, lived-in. Lots of fishing memorabilia; photos
of Charlie fishing with Quileute Indian BILLY BLACK.
Handmade cards to “Daddy” and photos of Bella. She winces at
herself, age 7, in a tutu, sitting stubbornly on the ground.
I put Grandpa's old desk in your
room. And I cleared some shelves
in the bathroom.
That's right. One bathroom.
Bella's eye lands on a PHOTO of a much younger Charlie and
Rene, on vacation, beaming with love.
I'll just put these up in your room
I can do it
They both reach for the bags, bumping one another awkwardly.
Bella backs off, letting Charlie carry the bags upstairs.
10 INT. BELLA'S ROOM - DAY 10
An antique rolltop desk sits in a corner. The room is filled with
childhood remnants that have seen better days. As she unpacks her
CD case, loneliness finally overwhelms her. She sits heavily on
the edge of the bed, tears threatening..
Then we hear a HONK outside. Bella runs across the hall and looks
out the window to see
11 OUTSIDE - A FADED RED TRUCK, CIRCA 1960 pulls up... 11
EXT. CHARLIE'S HOUSE - DAY
Bella exits to find Charlie greeting the driver, JACOB BLACK,
16, Quileute Indian, amiable with long black hair, and hints of
childish roundness in his face. The two of them help Jacob's
father, BILLY BLACK (from the photos), into a wheelchair.
Bella, you remember Billy Black.
Glad you're finally here. Charlie
hasn't shut up about it since you
told him you were coming.
Keep exaggerating, I'll wheel you
down the hill.
Right after I ram you in the ankles.
Billy takes several rolls at Charlie, who dodges. Jacob shakes
his head at their two fathers as he shyly approaches Bella.
I'm Jacob. We made mud pies
together when we were little kids.
Yeah... I think I remember..
(re: the dads)
Are they always like this?
It's getting worse with old age.
Charlie then pats the hood of the truck, addressing Bella
So what do you think of your
No way. The truck is for me?
Just bought it off Billy, here.
I rebuilt the engine and -
She beams. It's the first genuine smile we've seen on her.
She rushes to the truck. Jacob eagerly joins her.
Okay, so you gotta double pump the
clutch when you shift, but -
He hands her the keys as she climbs in.
Maybe I can give you a ride to school.
I go to school on the reservation.
Too bad. Would've been nice to
know at least one person.
As she starts up the truck we MATCH CUT
12 EXT. FORKS HIGH SCHOOL - BELLA'S TRUCK - DAY 12
Loud, belching and turning heads as Bella parks, mortified. All
eyes are on her as she climbs out of her truck and steps in
PUDDLE, soaking her sneakers. She slinks toward school, as we
13 INT. HIGH SCHOOL - A SERIES OF SHOTS - DAY 13
-- Bella (never without her IPOD) makes her way thru kids who
stare openly; a few brave ones say hi. They're all talking
about her. This is her hell.
-- Bella wanders the walkways looking for room numbers, lost.
-- Constant stares at Bella, the outsider..
SERIES ENDS when a sweet, nerd-cute, motor mouth boy, ERIC,
appears in her path.
You're Isabella Swan, the new girl. Hi.
I'm Eric. The eyes and ears of this
place. Anything you need. Tour guide,
lunch date, shoulder to cry on.
Bella just looks at him. Is he for real?
I'm kind of the “suffer in silence” type.
Good headline for your feature
I'm on the paper, and you're news,
baby, front page.
I -- no, I'm not news -- I'm, seriously,
not at all
Whoa, chillax. No feature.
Would you mind just pointing me
toward Mr. Varner's class?
He leads her away, enjoying the attentive stares, as she cringes
You've missed a lot of the semester,
but I can hook you up - tutor, cliff
notes, medical excuse..
INT. GYM - DAY 14
The boys' basketball team runs drills on half the basketball
court. A girls' volleyball game occupies the other half.
Bella, in gym clothes, avoids the volleyball like it's
radioactive. An energetic, athletic team captain, JESSICA,
motivates the players.
Block it, Chloe! Yeah! Good attack!
Unfortunately, the volleyball heads toward Bella. She closes
her eyes and flails at it, SMACKING it. It flies off court
-- and beans a basketball player in the head. He is MIKE
NEWTON, good looking, affable, with blond spiky hair.
(hurries to him,
Are you alright? I warned them not
to make me play.
It's only a flesh wound.
Mike grins and she smiles, relieved. A BELL RINGS, class over.
You're Isabella, right?
I'm Mike. Newton.
He looks at her a second too long, clearly taken by her -
Suddenly, Jessica appears, stepping between them. Subtle,
but possessive as she nudges Mike.
She's got a great spike, doesn't
So, you're from Arizona, right?
Aren't people supposed to be tan
That's why they kicked me out.
Mike laughs, and because he does, Jessica does. Bella just
feels uncomfortable with the attention..
15 INT. CAFETERIA - DAY 15
FOLLOW Bella, Mike and Jessica as they carry their trays to
table. Eric appears, and squishes into a seat next to Bella.
Mike, you met my home girl Bella.
Your home girl?
It's first grade all over again,
and you're the shiny new toy.
Bella smiles awkwardly. Suddenly, a FLASHBULB blinds Bella.
She looks up at the photographer, ANGELA, Jessica's sweet,
low key, insecure friend.
Sorry, needed a candid for the feature
Feature's dead, Angela. Don't bring it
I got your back, baby.
Guess we'll just run another editorial on
Sorry. There's always eating disorders,
or Speedo padding on the swim team
-- Wait, that's a good one..
But Bella's attention is now riveted to
BELLA'S POV - THE DOUBLE DOORS OF THE CAFETERIA
They swing open as four of the most astounding people Bella's
ever seen enter (IN SLOW MOTION): THE CULLENS. Two guys, two
girls, all chalky pale, purplish shadows under their eyes..
and all devastatingly beautiful.
They move through the room with effortless grace, and take a seat
at a table furthest from Bella's. Bella leans over to Jessica and
Who are they?
Jessica leans in, swinging into gossip mode.
Doctor and Mrs. Cullen's foster
kids. They all moved down here
from Alaska two years ago.
They kinda keep to themselves.
Because they're all together.
Like, together together. The
blonde girl, Rosalie, and the big
dark-haired guy, Emmett..
ON ROSALIE, 18, long blonde hair, model beautiful, knows it.
Alongside her is EMMETT, 17, big, brawny, like a weight
lifter, but a playful glint in his eye.
... they're a thing. I'm not even
sure that's legal.
Jess, they're not actually related.
But they live together. And the
little dark haired girl, Alice,
she's really weird..
ON ALICE, 17, pixie-like, rail thin, light on her feet with short,
black hair going in every direction. She hovers over, JASPER, 18,
honey-blond hair, tall, lean, slightly tortured.
... she's with Jasper, the blonde
who looks like he's in pain.
mean, Dr. Cullen's like this foster
dad slash match maker.
Maybe he'll adopt me.
Bella laughs, liking her... then sees the last Cullen to enter
EDWARD, 17. Lanky, with untidy, bronze colored hair. He seems
inwardly turned, mysterious. More boyish than the others. But
the most striking of all. Bella can't take her eyes off him.
That's Edward Cullen.
Suddenly, Edward looks over, as if he heard Jessica from
across the room. His eyes meet Bella's. But he seems..
confused. Bella quickly looks away.
He's totally gorgeous, obviously.
But apparently, no one here is good
enough for him. Like I care.
(she obviously does)
Anyway, don't waste your time.
I wasn't planning on it.
But Bella can't help but peek at Edward again. He's staring
at her outright now, with a slightly frustrated expression
that unnerves Bella. She hides behind her hair.
16 INT. BIOLOGY CLASS - DAY 16
A room of black-topped lab tables. Two to a table. Bella
and Mike enter.
Mike takes his seat and points her toward MR. MOLINA,
Birkenstocked, enthusiastic science teacher at the head of
the class. As Bella moves to the teacher with her class
slip, she notes
EDWARD -- his back to her, sitting at a front table. But as
she passes Edward's table..
SLOW MOTION -- the breeze she creates when she passes lifts
piece of paper next to Edward. We're still on his back as he
inhales --then abruptly stiffens. He grabs onto the edge of
the table, crumbling it slightly. No one notices.
Mr. Molina takes Bella's class slip.
Welcome, Ms. Swan. Follow along as
best you can till you get caught
Mr. Molina gestures to the only empty seat... next to Edward.
But as Bella approaches, she's taken aback when
ON EDWARD'S FACE -he slowly looks up at her, his eyes coal
black with repulsion, fury. If looks could literally kill..
Bella knocks someone's book bag off their chair. Replaces it,
mumbling an apology. Then slinks reluctantly into her seat.
Edward jerks away from her to the extreme edge of his chair.
(to the class, animated)
Today we'll be observing the behavior
of planaria, a.k.a flatworms.
As Mr. Molina distributes two petri dishes per table
We're going to cut them in half,
then watch them regenerate into two
Bella glances at Edward who averts his face, holding a hand over
his nose as if he smells something horrible.
Bella, shrinking, subtly sniffs the air, smells nothing.
Then she sniffs her hair. It's fine. She's perplexed. Mr.
Molina hands Edward two petri dishes.
... Yes, folks, zombie worms! They
just won't die.
Edward takes a dish, then slides the second one across the
table to Bella as if she had Ebola. She takes her dish, and
makes a dark curtain of her hair between them.
She can see EDWARD'S HANDS under the table. Clenched into
fists. Off Bella, utterly baffled, and deeply insecure..
17 INT. HIGH SCHOOL - HALLWAY - DAY 17
-- as the BELL RINGS, Edward bolts out the door. Other kids
and Bella exit a moment later. Bella looks down the hall;
18 INT. ADMINISTRATION OFFICE - DAY 18
Bella enters, but nearly turns and leaves when she sees
EDWARD sweet-talking the enchanted female ADMINISTRATOR,
40's. He doesn't see Bella enter.
There must be something open sixth
period. Physics? Biochem?
No, every class is full. I'm
afraid you'll have to stay in
biology. I'm so sorry.
Bella blanches. The Administrator sees her and gestures for
her to wait a minute.
But Edward suddenly straightens as if sensing Bella. He slowly
turns to glare at her with piercing, hate-filled eyes. She backs
to the wall, hugging herself, suddenly chilled... with fear.
(to the Administrator)
I'll just... endure it.
He strides out the door. Off Bella..
19 EXT. HIGH SCHOOL - DAY 19
Edward climbs into a shiny new silver Volvo with the Cullens,
while Bella, upset, hurries to her truck. The many eyes still
watching her add insult to injury. ... Finally, she reaches
20 INT. BELLA'S TRUCK (CONTINUOUS) 20
-- and closes the door. Her eyes well... but she fights it,
As she tries to start the car, choking the engine, we begin to
hear a MAN'S RAGGED, FRIGHTENED BREATH
21 ECU ON A SECURITY GUARD - IN THE DARKNESS 21
Extremely tight on his terrified FACE, sweat dripping, breathing
in short gasps, trying desperately not to make a sound. INCLUDE
22 INT. GRISHAM MILL - LATE AFTERNOON 22
--He's crouched in a dark corner. But then he sees a SHADOW
move blindingly fast past him. He jerks around, then another
SHADOW flies past, too fast to follow. He BOLTS!
He runs up a flight of stairs, harsh lights from the exterior of
the mill striating him. He moves as fast as humanly possible
UNKNOWN POV - ON THE SECURITY GUARD FROM SEVERAL FLOORS BELOW
UNKNOWN POV charges after him at an INHUMAN SPEED through this
maze of pillars and walkways. We dodge skull-crushing beams,
LEAP from one floor up to the next, up ladders, scaffolding,
beams, up, and up, getting closer and closer to
THE SECURITY GUARD
-- who desperately runs for his life, looking over his shoulder
with terror. UNKNOWN POV is closing in on him, but then he
BOLTS out a door
23 EXT. GRISHAM MILL (CONTINUOUS) - LATE AFTERNOON 23
-- The guard BURSTS OUT onto a stair landing, but loses his
footing and TRIPS, breaking through the rail and pitching
over the side, into the air
-- and stops, hovering mid-air, a yard from the landing.
HAND grips his shirt, then YANKS him out of the air and out
of frame with incredible strength. His guttural SCREAM is
choked short as BLOOD SPRAYS THE LANDING..
24 INT. FORKS COFFEE SHOP - LATE AFTERNOON 24
ON A TOP SIRLOIN STEAK as it is set in front of Charlie. He
shares a table with Bella. INCLUDE the waitress, CORA, 30's.
She beams at Bella as she sets a plate of cod in front of her.
Several LOGGERS at the counter offer Bella welcoming smiles. She
shrinks in her seat at the attention. Charlie's oblivious.
Can't get over how grown up you
are. And so gorgeous.
Bella glances at Charlie, who keeps his eyes on his steak.
bearded, hippy logger, WAYLON FORGE, 50, appears behind Cora,
leaning over her shoulder to Bella
‘Member me, honey? I was Santa one year.
Waylon, she hasn't had a Christmas
here since she was four.
Bet I made an impression, though.
You always do.
Let the girl eat her cod, Waylon.
When you're done, I'll bring your
favorite - berry cobbler. Remember?
Your dad still has it. Every Thursday.
(doesn't remember at
That'd be great, thank you.
Cora shoos Waylon away. Left alone now, Charlie and Bella
both reach for the salt, knock hands. Charlie goes for the
ketchup instead. Silence as they eat.
A burst of LAUGHTER from a nearby happy FAMILY only serves to
emphasize their discomfort. Bella tries to bridge the gap.
So... you eat here every night?
Easier than washing dishes.
I can cook.
He looks up, as if confused by the concept.
I do the cooking at home - in Phoenix.
Mom's not great in the kitchen.
They both laugh -- recalling an especially bad dinner.
How was school? Meet anyone?
A few people... Do you know the
(looks up sharply)
Are people talking about them again?
No... well, a little.
Just ‘cause they're newcomers. We're
lucky to have a surgeon like Dr.
Cullen at our podunk hospital. Lucky
his wife wanted to live in a small
town. Lucky his kids aren't like
lot of the hell-raisers around here.
I just don't like narrow
And he returns to his food. Silence.
25 INT. BELLA'S ROOM - NIGHT 25
Bella looks out at the fog as she talks on the phone.
If spring training goes well, we could
be living in Florida permanently.
TELEPHONE OPERATOR (O.S.)
Please insert 25 cents to continue.
Mom, where's your cell?
26 EXT. GAS STATION/GARAGE - NIGHT 26
Rene talks on a pay phone, her dead cell phone in her hand.
In the b.g., Phil and an Attendant work on the Subaru engine.
Ok, I didn't lose my power cord. It
ran away. Screaming. I literally
repel technology now.
Bella smiles, missing her mom. Rene feeds the phone
Now, tell me more about your
school, baby. What are the kids
like? Are there any cute guys?
Are they being nice to you?
(a beat, lying)
They've all been really..
PUSH IN ON BELLA'S FACE, getting mad all over again as..
FLASH POP TO -EDWARD'S FACE, HIS COAL BLACK EYES, THE FURY..
27 EXT. HIGH SCHOOL - MORNING (BEFORE SCHOOL) 27
ON BELLA, sitting atop a table, an open book in her lap. But her
eyes are on the arriving kids, and the parking lot as they pull
in. She's waiting for Edward.
Jessica, Angela, Mike and Eric kick around a soccerball
nearby. They wave Bella to join them but she smiles,
declining... and returns to watching for Edward. Her face
tells us she's ready for a confrontation.
28 INT. BIOLOGY CLASS - SAME DAY 28
Bella strides in... but stops, surprised to find her lab
table empty. Off Bella, frustrated..
BEGIN A SERIES OF SCENES OVER SEVERAL DAYS:
29 INT. CAFETERIA - DIFFERENT DAY 29
Bella sits with Jessica and Angela who watch a YouTube video
on their phone. Bella gives it a cursory look, but is
focused on the Cullen table --only four of them. Edward's
seat is empty..
30 INT. GIRLS BATHROOM - DIFFERENT DAY 30
Bella washes her hands, then looks up at the mirror, startled to
find Rosalie and Alice behind her. They study Bella, Rosalie
with chillingly cold eyes, Alice with curiosity. Bella, uneasy,
31 EXT. FORKS HIGH SCHOOL - DIFFERENT DAY 31
Bella exits with Angela, Mike, Jessica and Eric, becoming a part
of this circle.
She now only glances at Rosalie's car, a red M3 BMW, as it drives
past, noting, again, four Cullens, no Edward. Bella returns to
her friends, finally forgetting about him..
SERIES OF SCENES ENDS as we go to
32 INT. CHARLIE'S HOUSE - LIVING ROOM - MORNING 32
It's neater, rearranged more attractively. Clearly, Bella's
given it her touch. She sweeps through, folding Charlie's
fleece jacket, straightening up. She grabs her book bag
Dad, I'm heading out.
33 EXT. CHARLIE'S HOUSE (CONTINUOUS) - MORNING 33
ON BELLA'S FACE as she opens the door and stops, dismay
filling her. It's pouring down rain --the yard is full of
puddles, some frozen. Bella shivers, wraps her coat tight.
WHIP PAN to the driveway as Charlie pulls in -driving her
Dad, I can drive myself to school.
As she walks down the steps, she doesn't realize, something's
watching her -
UNKNOWN POV - FROM THE TREES
--tracking Bella's every move as she slips and falls on
patch of ice -
BACK ON BELLA - fallen on her ass. Charlie climbs out of the
truck, helps her up.
You okay, Bells?
Ice doesn't help the uncoordinated.
That's why I got you new tires.
She looks over at the truck -- yep, four new tires.
The other ones were nearly bald.
You got me new tires. No one's
ever done that before.
Charlie looks at her, confused.
I mean... nothing.
He clearly doesn't get it as heads toward his Cruiser.
I'll be late for dinner. I'm heading
down to Mason County. A security guard
at the Grisham Mill got killed by some
kind of animal..
UNKNOWN POV - ON BELLA AND CHARLIE, as he speaks..
You're not in Phoenix any more,
honey. They've been hunting it for
a week with no luck. Thought I'd
lend a hand.
BACK ON BELLA..
And thank you. For the tires.
He sees emotion in her eyes. Doesn't understand it, but nods,
heads inside. Bella looks at the tires again, oddly moved..
34 OMITTED 34
35 INT. BIOLOGY CLASS/HALLWAY - DAY 35
Rain beats on the roof as Eric walks Bella into class. She
brushes water off her coat as he chats her up.
... and yeah, prom committee is
chick thing, but I gotta cover it
for the paper anyway, and they need
a guy to help choose the music -
So I need your play list
Bella is about to respond when Mike comes up behind her.
Come on, Arizona. Give it up for
And he shakes his wet baseball cap onto Bella's head.
She heads toward her seat, brushing off her hair. But she
freezes when she sees --Edward.
Bella straightens, girding herself. Then strides to the
table, and confidently drops her books down, ready to address
him. But he looks up at her
Bella stops. Stunned. He is direct, precise, as if every
word is an effort for him.
I didn't have a chance to introduce
myself last week. My name is
She's too shocked that he's talking to her to answer.
... You're Bella.
Feeling like an idiot, she quickly sits. He abruptly moves to
the extreme edge of his seat. She's even more baffled now.
(to the class)
Onion root tip cells! That's
what's on your slides. Separate
and label them into the phases of
mitosis. The first partners to get
it right, win... the golden onion!
He excitedly holds up a spray painted onion. Everyone just
looks at him. He's disappointed by their apathy.
Come on, people. Tick tock.
Everyone sets to work. Edward pushes the microscope to
Bella, keeping his distance, his voice controlled.
She grabs the microscope defensively and snaps the first slide
in, adjusting the lens. She's curt as she addresses him.
You've been gone.
Out of town. For personal reasons.
She glances at him but he just leans far away, his face
tight. She looks back into the microscope.
She begins to remove the slide.
May I look?
She slides him the microscope. He glances through the lens.
Like I said.
He writes it on the worksheet. Then he takes a breath, as if
trying calm himself, and turns to her with enormous effort.
Enjoying the rain?
Seriously? You're asking me about the
No. I don't like the cold. Or the
wet. Or the gray. Or parkas. Or
Is that a smile playing on his lips? For the first time, he
seems more intrigued than agonized. He studies her. She still
can't tell if he despises her or not. It's infuriating.
He shakes his head and turns to the microscope, switching out
the slides. She looks at him. And keeps looking..
BELLA'S POV - ECU ON EDWARD'S FACE
His cheekbones, his lips. So perfect, like a sculpture..
She snaps out of it. Covers with a dry look.
(she looks through the
Like I said.
She glances at him, and this time sees a smirk. She simply
holds out her hand for another slide.
(handing her the slide)
If you hate cold and rain, why move to
the wettest place in the continental U.S.
I think I can keep up.
He actually seems interested. She looks into the microscope as
My mother remarried.
Very complex. So you don't like him.
Phil is fine. Young for her, but
(re: the slide)
CUT ON THE SCHOOL BELL:
36 INT. HIGH SCHOOL - HALLWAY - MOMENTS LATER 36
Bella exits holding the golden onion, and practically runs
into Edward, who's directly in front of her.
Why didn't you stay with your mom
He waits for her answer, studying her, as if trying to decipher
her. She's drawn in by his attention, oddly compelled.
Alright, Phil's a minor league
baseball player, so he travels
lot. My mother stayed home with me
but it made her unhappy. So
decided to spend time with my
But now you're unhappy.
No... I -- I just..
Bella turns away -- embarrassed, vulnerable.
I'm just trying to figure you out.
You're very hard to read.
He's clearly trying to read her now... their eyes meet again.
But now she looks more closely at him.
Did you get contacts?
Your eyes were black before, now
they're this golden brown or
It's just the fluorescents.
He abruptly turns and walks away. As he does, Bella notes -
HIS HANDS clenched into tight fists. Off Bella, utterly
bewildered, both intrigued and frustrated.
37 EXT. HIGH SCHOOL - PARKING LOT - DAY 37
The rain has stopped, but the parking lot is full of water
and patches of black ice.
Shivering, Bella heads for her truck, carrying the onion,
carefully navigating the icy puddles. As she reaches her
truck, she looks across the lot
EDWARD stands by his silver Volvo with his siblings, about to
climb in. A moment as their eyes meet... then he looks toward the
sound of a high pitched SCREECH, that quickly grows LOUDER..
Bella turns to see a VAN -- skidding on the ice, careening out of
control, heading directly for her. TIME suddenly fractures,
compressing to stillness, then exploding in bursts of speed as
-- THE FACES OF THE STUDENTS - in shock, seeing what's coming.
--THE VAN DRIVER'S FACE -TYLER, desperately trying to gain
control, then shielding his face.
-- EDWARD'S FACE - looking at Bella with horror..
THE VAN is about to hit Bella's truck, with her standing in
between, when suddenly, something knocks Bella down, pinning
her to the ground. She looks up - Edward is on top of her.
The world around them FREEZES -- in this fraction of
second, their proximity is overwhelming, electrifying. He
breathes in her scent, she takes in his flawless face..
Abruptly, we BLAST BACK TO SPEED as several things happen so
quickly, we, and Bella, are unsure what's going on:
-- THE VAN SMASHES into the back of Bella's truck
-- Then SPINS around, once again careening toward her and
Edward, then suddenly
--EDWARD'S HANDS are creating a deep dent in the side of the
van's body as it shudders to a stop, a foot from Bella.
-- Edward literally pushes the van away.
Then silence. A long beat, void of any sound, as Bella looks at
Edward, trying to absorb what just happened. Edward's fear for
her is still alive on his face. She starts to speak but..
THE SCREAMING begins, yelling, calls for help. People leap to
Tyler's aid, run to Bella and Edward. Bella SEES the onion on the
ground, smashed as she would have been. As everyone sweeps in,
Edward moves into the b.g. Mike and Eric run to Bella
Are you okay!? Are you What happened!? Did anyone
hurt?! see what happened?
Amid the chaos, Bella sees EDWARD'S SIBLINGS looking at
Edward. But they show no hint of concern for his safety.
Instead, they look at him with disapproval... and fury.
38 INT. HOSPITAL - TREATMENT AREA - DAY 38
The double doors BURST open as Charlie runs in, face white
with terror. He spots
BELLA - sitting on a gurney, the E.R. DOCTOR looking into her
eyes with a pen light. On the next gurney over, Tyler, the
van's driver, lies with a mild head wound. Charlie rushes up.
Bells. Are you alright?
I'm fine, dad. Calm down.
I'm so sorry, Bella. I tried to stop.
It's okay, Tyler.
It sure as hell is not okay.
Dad, it's not his fault-
(stern, cutting her off)
We nearly lost you.
But you didn't.
He'd hug her, if that was who he, or who she was. Instead,
he glares at Tyler.
You can kiss your license goodbye.
DR. CULLEN (O.S.
I heard the Chief's daughter was here.
They look up as DR. CARLISLE CULLEN, mid 30's, approaches, blond,
movie star handsome. His face is kind, but pale, tired.
Good. Dr. Cullen.
(to E.R. Doctor)
I've got this one, Jackie.
The E.R. Doctor hands Dr. Cullen the chart, exits. Dr. Cullen
reviews her chart, then feels the back of her head as..
You have a nice knot growing back
there, but your x-rays show no
indication of concussion.
I'm so sorry, Bella. I'm really
Charlie abruptly pulls the curtain between them.
It would have been a lot worse if Edward
hadn't knocked me out of the way.
Edward? Your boy?
Dr. Cullen quickly looks back at the chart. Bella's
intuition flickers, sensing he knows something. She presses.
It was amazing he got to me so
fast. He was nowhere near me.
As long as you're safe.
INT. HOSPITAL - RECEPTION - DAY 39
Charlie and Bella exit the treatment area.
I just have to sign some paperwork.
You better call your mom.
You told her?! She's probably freaking.
He shrugs and hurries off. Bella shakes her head, pulls out her
cell phone. Is about to dial, but then sees down the hall..
BELLA'S POV - EDWARD, ROSALIE, AND DR. CULLEN
Rosalie is clearly furious at Edward who stands his ground.
Dr. Cullen plays intermediary.
This isn't just about you, it's about
all of us -
Dr. Cullen sees Bella and stops Rosalie
Let's take this in my office.
Rosalie glares at Edward as she goes off with Dr. Cullen. Edward
adopts a nonchalant air as Bella approaches, determined.
Can I talk to you for a moment?
(off his nod)
How did you get over to me so quickly?
I was standing right next to you.
You were next to your car, across
He steps closer to her. His expression turns icy hard.
No, I wasn't.
She won't be bullied. Steps closer to him.
Yes. You were.
You're confused. You hit your head.
I know what I saw.
And what, exactly, was that?
You stopped that van. You pushed
No one will believe that.
I wasn't planning to tell anyone.
This registers with Edward. They're inches from each other,
the tension thick.
I just want to know the truth.
Can't you just thank me and get
A long beat as they look at each other, angry, defensive... and
without a doubt, attracted.
You're not going to let it go, are you?
(turns, walks away)
Then I hope you enjoy disappointment.
Why did you even bother?
He stops, a beat. Looks back at her, unexpectedly vulnerable.
... I don't know.
And he keeps walking. Off Bella, confused, frustratingly
attracted, and absolutely determined to find out the truth.
That was the first night I dreamed
of Edward Cullen..
40 DREAM SEQUENCE - UNDERWATER 40
Bella swims, white skin aglow, hair floating weightlessly,
sensually... suddenly, something BLASTS past her. She spins.
It's gone. Something BLASTS behind her. She spins again -
to find herself face to face with
EDWARD ... Bella reaches for him, but he abruptly springs
backward, just out of reach.
41 INT. BELLA'S ROOM - ON BELLA - NIGHT 41
-as she bolts up awake. In that split second, in the darkness,
she SEES Edward, watching her. She SNAPS on the light -- the
room is empty. Was she dreaming?
42 EXT. HIGH SCHOOL - PARKING LOT - DAY 42
Bella stands in the exact spot of the accident. Behind her
on the lawn, several CLASSES congregate, gathering for
field trip. Mr. Molina is in charge.
Make sure I get your permission slips.
PUSH IN ON BELLA'S FACE staring at the skid marks on the
FLASH POP TO THE VAN REELING RIGHT FOR HER
FLASH POP TO EDWARD'S HANDS STOPPING THE VAN
FLASH POP TO EDWARD ON TOP OF HER, THE PROXIMITY, ELECTRICITY
BACK ON BELLA, blushing at the memory. Then she SEES Edward
arrive with Alice and Jasper. She watches him, barely noticing as
Mike trots up to her -
(ala Dr. Frankenstein)
Look! You're moving. You're ALIVE!
... Yeah, false alarm..
Actually, I'm glad you're not dead
‘cause - well, that would suck, plus
wanted to ask you - even though it's,
like, a month away..
But Bella's distracted by Edward. Mike's VOICE DIPS as..
BELLA'S POV - ACROSS THE LAWN
Edward, head down, is in quiet conference with Jasper and Alice.
Abruptly, he looks up, as if listening to her and Mike, though
he's too far away to hear. Bella quickly refocuses on Mike.
So what do you think?
(off her blank look)
You want to go? To prom. With me.
Prom. As in dance. I, uh - have to go
-somewhere. To Jacksonville. Yeah.
You can't go another weekend?
Non-refundable ticket. Maybe you
should ask Jessica.
Mike follows Bella's eyes way across the lawn to Jessica.
She smiles at them -- Suddenly Edward crosses in front of
Jessica. He seems to be smirking..
43 INT. COMMUNITY COLLEGE GREENHOUSE - FIELD TRIP - DAY 43
Mr. Molina and a Tour Guide lead several dozen kids through
the greenhouse. Bella keeps an eye on Edward who's up ahead
with Alice and Jasper. Mr. Molina demonstrates the compost
machine as the students mess around.
...c'mon, Eric, stuff that compost
down deep... that's it..
(the machine gurgles and spins)
... now Tyler, take a big steaming
cup of “compost tea.” This is
recycling at its most basic level -
hey, don't drink that!
When Bella sees Edward pause by an ancient staghorn fern,
alone, she takes a breath for courage and strides up to him.
He glances at her, merely nodding. We notice his FISTS clench,
and unclench. Bella looks at him, appalled by his rudeness.
No response. She turns, starts to walk away.
What's in Jacksonville?
She turns back to him.
How did you know about that?
You didn't answer my question.
You haven't answered any of mine.
You won't even say hello.
And how did you stop that van?
Adrenaline rush. Very common.
(not buying it)
Floridians. That's what's in
She turns to storm off but she stumbles over the irrigation
hose. Edward steadies her, catching her scent -- still so
powerful... He clenches his jaw.
It helps if you actually watch
where you put your feet.
Insulted, she keeps moving. He keeps pace, serious now.
I know I've been rude, but it's for
She just looks at him like he's crazy. He walks away as
Jessica suddenly rushes up.
Guess who just asked me to prom!
I totally thought Mike was going to
ask you, Bella. Is it gonna be
No way. Zero weirdness. You guys
are great together.
I know, right?
Giddy, Jessica rushes to catch up with Angela. Bella heads
out the door that leads to
EXT. COMMUNITY COLLEGE GREENHOUSE - THE BUSES (CONTINUOUS)44
--where everyone's looking at the COMPOST “WORM BOX”, grossing
each other out with the slimy creatures. As Bella backs away,
Edward steps up.
Bella, it would be better if we
Too bad you didn't figure that out
You could have let the van crush me
and saved yourself all this regret.
You think I regret saving you?
I know you do.
You don't know anything.
His harshness stings her. Suddenly, Alice appears at
Edward's side. She eyes Bella with curiosity.
The bus is leaving.
Hi. Will you be riding with us?
No. Our bus is full.
He purposefully walks Alice away. But he glances back at
Bella with, is that... remorse? She doesn't see it.
INT. CHARLIE'S HOUSE - KITCHEN - EVENING 45
Bella enters, throws down her book bag and coat, still angry.
She starts upstairs but Charlie enters from the kitchen.
Your mother called. Again.
Your fault, for telling her about
She always did know how to worry.
(hint of sadness)
But... she's changed, too. She
seems happy. Phil sounds all
She continues upstairs, glancing at her parents' WEDDING PHOTO.
Off Bella's FACE, we MATCH CUT -
46 INT. HIGH SCHOOL - CAFETERIA - ON BELLA'S FACE - DAY 46
-- as she pushes through the doors. She glances over at the
CULLEN TABLE, Edward with his siblings. He doesn't look at her.
Anger and determination set in again as Bella joins Eric,
Jessica, Mike and Angela. She drops her book bag on a seat
La Push, baby. You in?
Should I know what that means?
La Push beach, down on the Quileute
rez. We're all going after school.
Big swell coming in.
And I don't just surf the internet.
Eric, you stood up once. On a foam
There's whale watching, too. Come with.
La Push, baby.
I'll go if you stop saying that.
47 THE SALAD BAR STATION - MINUTES LATER 47
Bella artfully designs an architectural salad. As she
reaches for an APPLE, Edward is suddenly next to her
Startled, she fumbles and drops the apple -- Edward catches
it with his foot, hackeysack style, then bounces it back into
his hand, the red of the apple, stark against his pale skin.
He presents it to her with small smile.
Thanks... but your mood swings are
giving me whiplash.
I said it would be better if we weren't
friends, not that I didn't want to be.
What does that even mean?
It means if you were smart, you'd
Edward inadvertently glances at his four inhumanly beautiful
siblings, who wait for him, expectantly, at their table.
She notes her own, very human friends monitoring this
conversation from their table. Mike glowers jealously.
So let's say, for argument's sake,
that I'm not smart. Would you talk
to me? Tell me the truth?
Probably not. I'd rather hear your
Okay... how ‘bout radioactive
(levels his gaze,
You're talking about superheroes.
What if I'm not a hero? What if
I'm a bad guy?
(beat, looking closer at him)
No. I don't believe that. You're
not bad. You can be a jerk, but
it's like this... mask. To keep
He's taken aback by her honesty, her insight, drawn in by her..
Look, why don't we just - hang out.
Like... come to the beach with us.
It'll be fun - sand fleas, wind burn,
salt water stinging your eyes..
(small smile, considering
His smile lessens almost imperceptibly.
Is something wrong with that beach?
Edward glances over at Mike - the two exchange cold looks.
It's just a little crowded.
Off Bella, as Edward walks away..
48 EXT. LA PUSH BEACH - DAY 48
It's freezing, but Mike, Tyler, Jessica and others suit up
for a surf. Eric hangs with them. Bella wanders by the
driftwood with Angela, who takes photographs.
I keep thinking Eric's going to ask me
to prom, then he just... doesn't.
You could ask him.
(off Angela's flustered
Take control. You're a strong
She looks up to see three Quileute boys approaching the group;
Jacob Black, and SAM and EMBRY. Bella smiles at Jacob.
Guys, this is Jacob. Are you
You're on my rez, remember? You
Keep her company. Her date bailed.
She invited Edward.
To be polite.
I think it's nice she invited him.
No one ever does.
Because Cullen's a freak.
You got that right.
You know them?
The Cullens don't come here.
Jacob shoots Sam a look, shakes his head. Bella registers this.
A beat, then she casually pulls Jacob aside
You want to go look at tide pools?
She offers an awkwardly flirtatious smile. He grins,
infatuated. As they head toward the water..
EXT. LA PUSH BEACH - LATER DAY 49
Bella and Jacob wander near the water, looking out to sea for
whales. The surfers are out on the waves. She nudges him,
continuing her attempt at flirtation..
So, what did your friend mean about
the Cullens not coming here?
Oops. Caught that, huh?
He moves closer to her, lowering his voice for mock-secrecy.
I'm not supposed to say anything.
Bella gives him her best alluring smile.
I can keep a secret..
It's just an old scary story. Did
you know the Quileutes are
supposedly descended from wolves?
Like fur, fangs ... doggy breath?
Jacob chuckles. Bella smiles and prompts him to continue..
So the legend about the Cullens is..
Well, they're supposedly descended
from this, like..
(in a spooky voice)
“enemy clan.” ... But they
claimed to be different, so we made
a treaty with them.
Didn't they just move here?
Or just moved back.
Riiiight. So what was this treaty?
If they promised to stay off Quileute
lands, we wouldn't expose what they
really were to the pale-faces..
Jacob pauses dramatically --Bella shivers.
Bella JUMPS at the bloodcurdling scream, as Angela runs past,
chased by Eric waving a dead crustacean. Jacob smirks and
starts back to the group.
Wait... what were they really?
It's just a story, Bella.
Off Bella, with more unanswered questions..
50 EXT. SHACK COMMUNITY ON THE RIVER - LATE AFTERNOON 50
A collection of haphazard shacks and boat docks, connected by
wood plank sidewalks. FIND Waylon Forge (the hippy logger
who used to play Santa Claus) scraping paint off his boat,
swigging a pint as he listens to his prehistoric Walkman.
His old DOG lies next to him as the sounds of the forest and
river chirp and buzz. Waylon sings along to his Walkman..
Suddenly, the sounds of nature abruptly SILENCE themselves. The
dog raises his head, starts to GROWL. Waylon doesn't notice.
STAY ON WAYLON, singing, working... until he looks up and
realizes the dog's gone.
Waylon pulls off the headphones. WHISTLES. No dog. Waylon
walks up a walkway... then sees a DOG LEG, sticking out from
under a bush.
Come on, Jerry, you old mutt..
He pulls at the leg. It's detached. He reels back, stumbling
onto his boat, frantically untying the line and pushing out
ON THE WATER - Waylon floats, breath short, listening acutely.
WAYLON'S POV -ON THE WOODS lining the river. Ominous
darkness. A NOISE. He jerks around. Nothing. Then
suddenly, his boat ROCKS violently; he spins
A MAN - now stands on the bow. JAMES, 30, pale white.
vampire. But his eyes, unlike the Cullens, are a deep,
sinister BURGUNDY, and absolutely lethal. His catlike
movements are always on the edge of a crouch.
H-how did you do that?
Always the same inane questions..
Waylon turns but a woman LEAPS onto the bow --it's VICTORIA,
26, chaotic red hair filled with leaves from the woods.
Terrified, Waylon spins around to see LAURENT, 28, glossy
black hair, olive skin, lounging on his boat seat. All three
Nomads wear frayed clothes, and all three are bare foot.
“What do you want?
“Why are you doing this?
(sighs, slight French
... James, must we?
The question should be, “will it hurt?
Victoria grins sadistically. Then with lightening fast
speed, the three of them VIOLENTLY LUNGE
SMASH TO BLACK:
51 FADE IN ON EDWARD'S FACE AGAINST BLACKNESS 51
SNAPSHOTS of his eyes, his cheekbones, his lips..
52 INT. BELLA'S ROOM - ON HER FACE - MORNING 52
As she sits in front of her computer, lost in thought. She
shakes herself out of it and types into her search engine
“Quileute legends, Olympic Peninsula.” An AD pops up,
“Thunderbird & Whale Book Store, Port Angeles.” Bella,
intrigued, clicks on it..
53 EXT. FORKS HIGH SCHOOL - SUNNY DAY 53
The sun has come out and so has the skin. Kids are in shorts
though it's still barely sixty degrees. Everyone eats lunch
outdoors. Bella searches the crowd for Edward.
He's not here.
She looks down to find Jessica sitting on the grass.
Whenever the weather's nice, the
They just... ditch?
No, Dr. and Mrs. Cullen yank ‘em
out for hiking and camping and
stuff. I tried the idea out on my
parents. Not even close.
Bella registers this as Angela suddenly jumps on them.
I'm going to the prom with Eric!
just asked him, I took control!
Are you sure you have to go out of town?
It's a family thing.
Oh my God, we need to hit the
stores in Port Angeles before the
dresses get cleaned out.
(a plan forming in her
Can I go with you guys?
Thank God. We need your opinion.
Off Bella, that's not really what she had in mind..
54 INT. BOUTIQUE, PORT ANGELES -ON BELLA'S FACE- AFTERNOON 54
-- antsy, distracted, as Jessica and Angela try on dresses.
Bella pulls a Mapquest print-out from her purse -- it reads,
“Thunderbird and Whale Book Store.” Jessica flounces out of
the changing room, posing provocatively.
I think this halter makes my boobs
look big. What do you think,
Outside the window, a group of rowdy FRAT BOYS head toward
bar. Two of them stare at Jessica in her low-cut dress.
Embarrassed, she turns back to Bella.
It looks great.
You said that about the last five
You're not very good at this, are you?
Maybe I should just go check out the
book store and meet you at the
Bella nods, heads out. Jessica's looks in the mirror again.
She was right about this halter,
though. It does look great.
55 OMITTED 55
56 OMITTED 56
57 EXT. THUNDERBIRD AND WHALE BOOKSTORE/STREETS - NIGHT 57
Bella exits, thumbing through a BOOK she just bought. She
heads down the sidewalk, but then hears FOOTSTEPS behind her.
She turns, doesn't see anyone. She puts the book in her
shoulder bag and continues.
UNKNOWN POV - ON BELLA -someone's following her. She looks
around, changing course to cut across a parking lot. Unknown
POV gets closer... and closer, until she reaches
58 EXT. WAREHOUSE AT END OF PARKING LOT - NIGHT 58
Isolated. Bella, breath short, scared, turns around just as -
TWO MEN emerge from the shadows, not vampires, but the Frat
Boys, really wasted now.
FRAT BOY #
She looks to her left; the other TWO GUYS are there. She's
cornered. She takes her purse from around her shoulder.
Look, just take my bag.
FRAT BOY #
We don't want your bag.
She takes a defensive stance and wraps the strap around her
wrist to use her purse as a mace. They chortle derisively.
But when Frat Boy #1 comes near, she swings it, hits him in
the groin. The BOOK in her bag doubles him over. The other
three laugh, and start to close in. But suddenly
HEADLIGHTS blind them. A silver Volvo screeches up. The
Frat Boys dive out of the way. The passenger-side door
opens. It's Edward. She's too stunned to even move.
She finally does. But Frat Boy #2 jumps into the game and
rushes Edward's side of the car
Edward SCREECHES to a halt and is out of the car and facing
Frat Boy #2 so fast, neither the Frat Boys, nor Bella, see it.
Nor does Bella see Edward's GLARE, so chilling, so animalistic
in its fury that Frat Boy #2, scared, instinctively backs off.
As Edward climbs back into the car, Bella just stares at him.
59 INT. EDWARD'S CAR - DRIVING - NIGHT 59
Bella continues to stare. She sees that he's seething with anger,
hands gripping the steering wheel, jaw clenched.
What -- no, how did you find --
(through gritted teeth)
I should go back and rip their heads off.
No. Bad idea.
You don't know the vile, repulsive
things they were thinking.
And you do?
Not hard to guess.
60 EXT. WATERFALL RESTAURANT - FRONT ENTRANCE - NIGHT 60
Jessica and Angela exit the restaurant as Bella approaches.
Where were you!? We left you a message.
We waited, but we were starving
Then they see Edward behind her, climbing out of his car.
They freeze, agog. He's composed now, making an effort to be
charming. And they are charmed.
Sorry I kept Bella from dinner. We
ran into each other and got talking.
I - we - understand. We were
just... leaving, so
The two girls start to go. Bella is forced to go with them.
Okay, well. Thank you.
She starts to follow the girls. Edward is torn, then abruptly
Maybe I should make sure Bella gets
something to eat.
(off Bella's surprised
... If you'd like. Then I could
drive you back myself.
That's so... thoughtful.
(debates, then decides)
I could eat.
As he guides her off, the two girls share a look, and
noiseless scream of excitement.
EXT. WATERFALL RESTAURANT - DINING PATIO - NIGHT 61
Bella and Edward sit on the deck. A dramatic waterfall
shimmers behind them.
A waitress places a steaming plate of mesquite roasted salmon
in front of Bella and nothing in front of Edward. She exits.
You're not eating?
I'm on a special diet.
Like South Beach?
She looks at him curiously as she takes a bite.
So how ‘bout some answers?
Yes, no. To get to the other side,
and 1 point 772453851.
I didn't ask for the square root of pi.
You knew that?
How did you know where I was?
She shakes her head, frustrated, and turns to go inside -
(stops her, sincerely)
He seems torn by some internal dilemma. Then finally..
Were you following me?
I feel very protective of you.
So that's a yes?
Yes, I followed you. I tried to
keep my distance...until you needed
(putting everything together)
You said before... That you heard
what those guys were thinking..
Can you... read minds?
I'm thinking of getting a nine-
(trying to grasp)
Alright, so you read minds... What am
I thinking? Wait -- okay now, go.
I have no idea. I can read every
mind in there, except yours.
(points at people
Work, sex, money, sex, sex, boyfriend
(points at Bella)
Nothing. It's quite frustrating.
Why, what's wrong with me?
I tell you I read minds and you think
there's something wrong with you?
He smiles, charmed by her. But his smile fades, that torn
look returns. He holds onto the rail, looking out.
What is it?
I... don't have the strength to
stay away from you anymore.
She's surprised. And thrilled.
Edward, you don't have to.
He's drawn in by her encouraging gaze... but he closes his
eyes a beat, and turns back to the water.
(almost to himself)
This is wrong.
You're cold. We should go.
He walks away before she can ask any more questions..
62 EXT. ROAD - NIGHT 62
Edward's Volvo speeds along the two lane highway.
63 INT. EDWARD'S VOLVO - NIGHT 63
Bella glances at Edward, might ask him more questions but he seems
to be wrestling with his own thoughts. Finally..
I think I'm warm enough now.
She reaches for the heater dial, he does as well -- their
hands TOUCH. And hold a moment too long. An electric
current connecting them.
Your hand, it's still freezing cold.
He pulls his hand away, but she keeps looking at it... then
her attention shifts outside to FLASHING POLICE LIGHTS. As
they drive past the FORKS POLICE STATION, a sheriff's car
pulls away. Charlie's cruiser is parked out front.
Dad's here late. Something must
EXT./INT. FORKS - POLICE STATION (CONTINUOUS) - NIGHT 64
The Volvo pulls up. Bella and Edward climb out. Edward then
sees a second car next to the cruiser.
That's my father's car. What's he --
EDWARD AND BELLA'S POV: INSIDE THE DARKENED POLICE STATION
In a pool of light, a distressed Charlie and Dr. Cullen study
photographs and evidence. As they wrap up their discussion,
Dr. Cullen puts a sympathetic hand on Charlie's shoulder,
then exits the police station looking grim.
Carlisle. What happened?
Waylon Forge was found in the woods
out near his place. I just
examined the body.
Edward darkens. Bella is horrified.
He died? How?
The same kind that killed the security
guard down in Mason?
Edward and Dr. Cullen trade a look, subtle, but Bella catches it.
So it's getting closer to town.
Waylon lived all the way down on
Queets River. 75 miles south.
(with a kind, reassuring
Bella, you should go inside.
Waylon was your father's friend.
She goes to the door, but looks back to see them conferring
quietly, gravely. Clearly, there's more to this.
65 INT. POLICE STATION - NIGHT 65
Bella enters to find a distressed Charlie studying evidence,
photos, maps --trying to make sense of Waylon's death.
Deputies come and go in the background. Bella approaches
Charlie. He looks up.
Dad, I'm sorry about Waylon.
Known him going on thirty years.
He's obviously torn up. Bella isn't quite sure what to do.
And so puts a comforting hand on his shoulder. A beat..
Then Charlie squeezes her hand. It's the first physical
affection we've seen between them. And it threatens to evoke
even more emotion in Charlie. So he tamps it down, and rises,
then projects a confident manner.
We'll get to the bottom of this, Bella.
But in the meantime..
As an ambulance pulls up outside, he opens a drawer, finds
out a cannister of PEPPER SPRAY.
... I want you to have this.
That's probably not a good
It'll give me some peace of mind.
She sees he needs this, and allows him to put it into her
As Charlie goes to get his coat, Bella steps outside to SEE
A66 EXT. POLICE STATION - NIGHT - BELLA'S POV A66
Two Attendants hoist a metal gurney into an ambulance. On it,
Waylon's dead, white, bloody bare FEET peek out from under
sheet, resting at a disturbingly unnatural angle. Off Bella,
FLASH POP TO EDWARD'S BLACK EYES
FLASH POP TO EDWARD'S COLD WHITE HAND.
FLASH POP TO THE FIVE CULLENS, SLOW MOTION, beautiful and white.
FLASH POP TO WAYLON'S TWISTED WHITE FEET
INT. BELLA'S ROOM - ON BELLA - NIGHT 66
-- as she turns on the LIGHT. She hears a SNAP! outside the
window. She rises, digs into her purse for the PEPPER SPRAY
Charlie gave her, and goes to the window. She looks out -
all she sees is the wind blowing hard. But she's rattled.
She closes the curtains, then reaches for the BOOK she bought
earlier. She thumbs through, laying the pepper spray within
INSERT THE BOOK, “QUILEUTE FOLK STORIES AND ART.
As she leafs through we see PHOTOS of ancient, carved MASKS.
Comical, menacing, haunting... then she stops on a photo of
white mask with black eyes and a row of sharp teeth. THE
INSCRIPTION reads, “The Cold One.
Bella quickly goes to her computer and Googles “Cold One ” -
several beer ads appear. Frustrated, she closes the pop-ups,
revealing a link to: “The Cold One: Apotamkin” -
INTERCUT BETWEEN BELLA AND THE COMPUTER SCREEN
Several PICTURES begin loading: the seductive Apotamkin with his
ice-blue skin, devouring his victims in tapestries, engravings,
paintings. Creatures beautiful and horrific. Craven, skeletal
demons attacking villages; perfectly sculpted predators, luring
innocent maidens... it's all murder, blood, sexuality.
THEN SEVERAL WORDS LEAP OUT in quick succession:
-- “Speed.” “Strength.” “Cold skinned.” “Immortal...
Then finally: “Blood drinker.
And we LAND ON A PICTURE OF A HANDSOME MAN BITING A WOMAN'S
FLASH POP TO THE SAME PICTURE AS IT MOMENTARILY COMES ALIVE,
BUT NOW IT'S EDWARD BITING BELLA'S NECK, BLOOD DRIPPING
BACK ON BELLA - she reels back from the computer in utter
... it's not possible..
Off BELLA'S FACE, struggling to make sense of it all..
EXT. SCHOOL -LAWN -ON BELLA'S FACE -DAWN --THICK FOG 67
She stands in the center of the deserted, green lawn. Her
expression tells us she's still reeling with disbelief. STAY
ON HER FACE, TIME LAPSING AS:
The bell rings and students exit class, rushing past Bella as
she stands still, waiting..
BELLA'S POV - EDWARD AND HIS SIBLINGS
-- cross the lawn, heading to class. Edward sees Bella, sees
the intensity on her face. He stops.
She walks to him, eyes meeting his... her look says, we have
to talk... and she continues directly past him, into the dark
forest that borders the school.
He watches her disappear in the trees, then takes a step to
follow. Jasper moves in front of him, Rosalie grabs his arm.
Edward, don't go.
But Alice gently removes Rosalie's hand from his arm.
He's already there.
EXT. FOREST - DAY 68
Bella stands amid the trees, waiting. Then the SOUNDS OF THE
FOREST abruptly drop out. A predator is near. Edward
appears behind her. She doesn't turn around. A beat.
You're impossibly fast. And strong.
Your skin is pale-white, ice-cold.
Your eyes change color. And
sometimes you speak like... you're
from a different time.
(turns to face him now)
You never eat food, or drink, or
come out in the sunlight. And you
said no to the beach trip only after
you heard where it was. Because of
This last registers with him. She steps closer to him.
How old are you?
How long have you been seventeen?
A long beat as we begin to CIRCLE THEM. He sees he can't hide
anymore. Honesty is an enormous risk, but he has to take it.
... A while.
She inhales. She knew, but it's still shocking. We CIRCLE
I know what the Cold Ones are.
What you are.
Say it. Out loud. Say it.
All sound suddenly DROPS OUT. We hear only her whisper..
They seem to hover in momentary stasis, him utterly exposed, her
reality utterly rocked.
Are you afraid?
Then ask me the most basic
question: what do we eat?
You won't hurt me. You're different.
You think you know me?
He glares at her. She holds her ground. Suddenly, he takes
her by the hand. Starts walking.
Where are we going?
Up the mountain. Out of the cloud
bank. You need to see what
really am. What I look like in the
harsh light of the sun.
No! The sunlight will kill you.
Myth. You need to see the truth.
He pulls her but she stumbles.
Suddenly, he's right next to her.
Are you afraid?
Then come with me. Someplace where
no one can protect you. Where
could do what I've wanted to do from
the first moment I met you.
Their proximity is intense, riveting both of them.
I'm not afraid.
You should be.
He abruptly and effortlessly scoops her up into his arms.
Then he flings her onto his back... and starts running.
69 EXT. FOREST - RUNNING - DAY 69
As in the opening sequence, Edward races through the forest, dark
trunks STROBING past as he picks up speed, faster and faster.
Bella clings to his back as it seems he'll collide with the trees,
but he avoids them with supernatural grace. It's frightening,
Are you afraid!
But she clings tighter. Terrified. They climb in altitude.
Higher and higher, above the fog layer. Finally, up ahead
THE FOREST'S EDGE fast approaches, a clearing is beyond. The
sunlight glows white hot beyond the trees... they're about to
emerge from the shadowy darkness... but suddenly-
Bella finds herself sitting on the ground, against a tree.
All is silent. She's dizzy, tries to regain her equilibrium.
Then she realizes she's alone.
Edward? Where are you?
She rises, then steps just beyond the fringe of the ferns into
70 EXT. A MEADOW (CONTINUOUS) - DAY 70
A perfect circle of swaying grass, wildflowers and buttery
sunlight. HEAR a stream nearby. Bella looks around and finally
EDWARD, his shirt open, standing nearby in the shade of some
trees. He watches her cautiously. She takes a step toward
him, but he holds up a hand. She waits. Finally, he takes
deep breath, and steps out of the shade
This is why we don't show ourselves
As the sun hits him... EDWARD'S SKIN literally sparkles as if
embedded with thousands of tiny diamonds. He is magnificent,
shimmering, like a statue carved from glittering crystal. He
moves toward her.
This is what I am.
He nears, clearly expecting her to recoil, but..
He realizes that she's in awe. She reaches to touch him, but
he immediately backs into the shadows, his skin normal again.
Beautiful? I'm a killer, Bella.
This is the skin of a killer.
His arm juts into A SHAFT OF LIGHT, sparkling again.
I don't believe that.
Because you believe the lie. The
camouflage. I'm the world's most
dangerous predator. Everything
about me invites you in - my voice,
my face, even my smell. As if
need any of that..
He's suddenly BEHIND her --then IN FRONT of her --then by
tree, DARTING so fast, we only see where he lands
As if you could outrun me. As if
you could fight me off.
He abruptly rips off a LARGE TREE LIMB, then THROWS it against
tree trunk with explosive force.
Bella flinches, but holds her ground, unshakable.
I'm designed to kill.
I don't care.
I've killed people.
It doesn't matter.
I wanted to kill you. I've never
wanted a human's blood so much in
my life. I'm dangerous to you.
I trust you.
I trust you, Edward. I'm here.
She takes his hand. He reels at the warmth of her touch.
She leans in, drawn to him, unaware that her THROAT is
nearing his lips... then suddenly he's gone.
She looks over to FIND he's on the other side of the meadow,
catching his breath.
You... took me by surprise.
I don't know how to... do this.
He moves back toward her. Slowly.
Me, and my family, we're different
from others of our kind. We're not
nomadic, we have a permanent home.
We only hunt animals. We've
learned to control our thirst..
(shaking his head)
But you - your scent, it's like
drug to me... my own personal brand
Oh... I thought you hated me when we met.
I did. For making me want you so badly.
I'm still not sure I can control myself.
He reaches her again.
I know you can.
He's utterly vulnerable as he looks at her, searching her
face for clues.
I wish I could understand this
thing you see in me. You look at
me with those eyes..
I can't read your mind. Tell me
what you're thinking.
Stricken, he sinks gracefully to his knees in the grass.
She sinks down in front of him.
Not of that. I'm afraid... you'll
disappear. That I'll lose you.
You don't know how long I've looked
They share a smile. Then he reaches toward her neck,
Be very still.
She does so. Exercising great control, he places his hand on
her throat... it's so exposed, so vulnerable. The rush
between them is overwhelming. But Bella doesn't move.
He brushes his hand up her cheek. Then lowers it to her
heart... Clouds float past the sun..
They're both overwhelmed, taking each other in.
And so the lion fell for the lamb.
Sick masochistic lion.
CRANE UP on the two of them, laying together, as close as
they dare... his hand to her heart..
71 INT. BELLA'S ROOM - MORNING 71
CLOSE ON BELLA'S FACE. Still in bed. Thinking.
About three things I was absolutely
positive. One, Edward was
She rises, goes to the mirror. Looks at herself, worry
knitting her brow.
Two, there was a part of him that
thirsted for my blood. And three..
As she moves past her window, something catches her eye, causing
her to BANG into her desk. She looks back out..
BELLA'S POV - THE DRIVEWAY
Edward leans against his car, looking up at her with a small
smile. She beams at the sight of him.
... I was falling, unconditionally
and irrevocably, in love with him.
72 OMITTED 72
73 EXT. OLYMPIC RAINFOREST - DAY (ANOTHER DAY) 73
Edward helps Bella balance-walk across an enormous fallen pine
tree in the moss-covered forest.
How long have you been like this?
Since nineteen-eighteen. That's
when Carlisle found me.
She takes that in, it's a lot. But it stokes her curiosity.
Where'd he find you?
In a hospital, dying of Spanish
influenza. My parents had already died.
FLASHBACK to CHICAGO HOSPITAL, 1918 - NIGHT
What was it like?
The word excruciating comes to
mind. But what Carlisle did was
much harder... not many of us have
the restraint to do that.
Didn't he just... bite?
Not just. Our bite contains venom.
And once we taste blood, a sort of..
frenzy begins. It's almost
impossible to stop.
But Carlisle did.
First with me, then with his wife,
Esme. He found her in a hospital,
as well. The others followed.
BACK to PRESENT DAY
Does someone have to be dying to
become like you?..
Their CONVERSATION CONTINUES as we go to
74 EXT. RIVER'S EDGE - DAY (ANOTHER DAY) 74
They walk along a stunning coastline -- rugged black rocks,
covered in bright green moss.
... No, that's just Carlisle. He
would never do... this, to someone
who had another choice.
So Carlisle's the reason why you
hunt animals, instead of people.
Not the only reason.
He stops, looks down at her, serious, with emotion..
I don't want to be a monster.
She nods. Understands. He smiles.
We call ourselves vegetarians, by
the way... For our kind, hunting
animals is like living on tofu. It
keeps you strong but isn't very
Then abruptly, he whips past Bella. She turns to see him standing
on a large rock in the river.
It's not that impressive, really.
Anyone in my family can do this.
Can they all read minds, too?
No, that's unique to me. But Alice can
see the future.
Really? Bet she saw me coming
She notes his change of mood as he slows, darkening.
Her visions are very subjective.
The future can change.
He cuts off her questions by returning to shore, and
continuing their walk..
75 EXT. CHARLIE'S HOUSE - TWILIGHT (ANOTHER DAY) 75
Water sprays from a hose as Bella and Edward wash her truck.
A boom box PLAYS. He perches on top of the roof.
Come to my house tomorrow.
Bella looks up, aiming the hose badly - water ricochets off
the cab and sprays in her face. He jumps down from the roof.
Your house? With your family?
He wipes down the dented front fender, then reaches under it
and, with his bare hands, easily pops a large DENT out of the
truck's body. She's too flustered to register it.
But... what if they don't like me?
You're worried, not because you'll
be in a houseful of vampires, but
because you think they won't
approve of you?
I'm glad I amuse you.
But then his laughter dies, as he hears something.
What is it?
... as a BLACK CAR comes into view, and pulls up.
I'll pick you up tomorrow.
He heads to his car, eying the passengers in
EDWARD'S POV - INT. BLACK CAR
Jacob, with his father, Billy, who's expression is intense.
Anxious. SLOW MOTION as Edward locks eyes with Billy. Jacob
looks questioningly at his father.
Bella watches Edward drive away, perturbed by the exchange. She
forces a smile and goes to greet the visitors. Jacob sets up
Billy's wheelchair and Billy climbs into it as
Come to visit your truck?
Looks good. You got that dent out.
Actually, we came to visit your
flat screen. First Mariners game
of the season. Plus Jacob here
kept bugging me to see you again.
Great, Dad. Thanks.
Jacob shoots his father an irritated look, just as the POLICE
CRUISER pulls up. Charlie climbs out, holding two six-packs.
(holds up a brown paper
Harry Clearwater's homemade fish fry.
Charlie smiles, pleased. He clicks on the game as they all head
Any luck with the Waylon case?
Found a footprint out at the crime
scene today. A bare, human footprint.
Billy seems disturbed but not surprised. Bella is horrified.
A person did that?
A crazy person, walking around
barefoot this time of year.
Spread the word out at the rez, will
ya? Keep the kids out of the woods.
(directed at Bella)
Don't want no one else getting hurt.
Bella looks away from Billy, unnerved.
76 OMITTED 76
77 OMITTED 77
78 DREAM SEQUENCE - UNDERWATER 78
Bella floats near Edward, only their hands touching, but
their bodies are nearing, so close, so sensual..
Suddenly, EDWARD IS YANKED DOWNWARD! Something has him,
pulling him down..
INT. BELLA'S ROOM - ON BELLA - MORNING 79
-- as her eyes pop open... and relief sweeps over her as she
realizes it was just a dream. But it haunts her..
EXT. OLYMPIC PENINSULA - ROAD - DAY 80
AERIAL SHOT of the forest as we sweep over its lush green
expanse, to FIND Edward's Volvo speeding along, very fast.
The Volvo finally turns off the paved highway and onto a long
serpentine dirt road. FOLLOW THE CAR until, finally, it
reaches a small meadow, in the center of which sits
EXT. CULLEN HOUSE - DAY 81
A timeless graceful house. The Volvo pulls up and Bella
climbs out, surprised.
You expected turrets, dungeons and moats?
No... not moats.
He takes her hand. She girds herself. They head inside.
INT. CULLEN HOUSE - LIVING ROOM - DAY 82
Edward guides Bella into the large, bright house. Walls of glass
look out on the river. Everything's open and white. Historical
objects are tastefully placed throughout.
HEAR Verdi's “La Traviata: Libiamo ne' lieti calici” coming from
another room. Bella is enraptured.
It's so light and open.
Thanks to tinted windows... It's the one
place we never have to hide.
We then notice CLANGING coming from the kitchen. Edward
shakes his head.
I told them not to do this.
83 INT. CULLEN HOUSE - KITCHEN - DAY 83
Verdi's opera BLASTS Bella and Edward who enter to find the
kitchen in full swing. Dr. Cullen, Emmett, Rosalie, and ESME
prepare elaborate platters of Italian pastas and antipasti.
Esme rolls out a pizza dough and fans tomatoes around it in an
instant. Rosalie stirs a pot, disinterested.
Esme sees Bella and stops, emanating maternal warmth. Her
heart-shaped face and billows of hair are reminiscent of the
Bella. We're making Italiano for
This is Esme, my mother for all
intents and purposes.
You've given us an excuse to use
the kitchen for the first time.
PAN across brand new Williams-Sonoma cookware boxes to the
corner --they're watching an ITALIAN COOKING SHOW on a TV.
Emmett hits the DVD remote control.
I hope you're hungry.
She already ate.
Bella shoots him a look, but something SHATTERS. Rosalie has
thrown down a bowl and now strides out
84 INT. LIVING ROOM (CONTINUOUS) - DAY 84
-- Bella exits behind Rosalie, trying to explain. The
other's follow -
I just assumed -- because you don't
eat, you know..
Of course. That was very considerate
Ignore her. I do.
Yes, let's keep pretending this
isn't dangerous for all of us.
I would never, ever tell anyone.
She knows that.
The problem is, you two have gone
public now, so..
No, she should know.
The entire family will be
implicated if this ends badly.
This hangs in the air, uncomfortably. Edward can't look at her.
Oh. Badly. Like, where I become
Emmett chokes back laughter. Edward grins. Wraps his arm
around Bella. Even Esme has to chuckle.
Rosalie, exasperated, heads back into the kitchen. Emmett
shrugs, goes after her.
ON THE BALCONY Alice leaps over the rail, holding a bouquet
of wildflowers. Jasper follows her. She bounces forward to
kiss Bella's cheek and hands Bella the wildflowers.
I'm Alice. You do smell good.
It's alright, Bella and I are going
to be great friends.
(extending her hand)
And you're Jasper, right?
Pleasure to meet you.
But he shies away from her hand.
You won't hurt her, Jasper.
He isn't so sure. Edward takes Bella's hand instead.
I'll give you a tour of the house.
I'll see you soon.
Edward shoots Alice a look, which Bella catches before he guides
her up the stairs. As they ascend, Bella takes in the eclectic
ART PIECES from around the world, Ethiopian crosses, Dresden
China, Asian scrolls. They reach
THE LANDING - to FIND a wall of dozens of artistically arrayed
silk squares with tassels. Bella looks closer.
A private joke. We matriculate a lot.
What a nightmare, repeating high school.
True, but the younger we start out in
new place, the longer we can stay there.
She shivers at the thought of it, as they continue on..
85 INT. EDWARD'S ROOM - DAY 85
... and this is my room.
Bella enters to find a wall of glass doors open to a deck, with
the river beyond. The rest is floor to ceiling CD's, vinyl,
track tapes, etc., with a sophisticated I-pod/stereo set up.
So you're obsessed with music. But..
No nightmares, no drool, no
She considers this, as she runs a hand along a wall of CD's,
studying the titles.
Do you have any favorites?
Depends. Alternative? Jazz?
Ooh, she knows her music. Alright,
nineties. Eighteen-nineties. Classical.
I'd have to say... Debussy.
He looks at her, surprised, smiles.
My favorite, too.
Off their connection, he pulls out a CD and puts it on.
solo piano version of CLAIR DE LUNE begins to play.
He moves to her, taking her hand, then he starts to turn her
in a pirouette, dancing with her - but she breaks off and
No tripping, no falling, no derision.
I can always make you.
You don't scare me.
You really shouldn't have said that.
He grins, a low GROWLING SOUNDS in the back of his throat.
She laughs and backs out the door, onto
86 EXT. EDWARD'S ROOM - DECK (CONTINUOUS) 86
-- Bella backs up to the rail. Edward appears in the
doorway, shifting into a half-crouch, about to pounce.
Don't you dare -
Suddenly, she's airborne as he tackles her and they FLY OFF THE
DECK... then she finds herself
IN A TREE - in his arms. When she realizes where she is, she
laughs, delighted. It's infectious, he laughs heartily, too..
CUT AWAY TO:
87 INT. CULLEN HOUSE - LIVING ROOM - SAME 87
Esme and Dr. Cullen look out the window. Edward's LAUGHTER
filters inside to them; Esme, in turn, smiles.
She's brought him to life.
He's been alone too long... but how
can it end well?
Alice has been wrong before.
Esme turns to Dr. Cullen, gentle but absolutely firm.
Carlisle. Bella is what he wants.
It will work out. Somehow.
Dr. Cullen smiles at her with love, then takes her hand as
they look back out the window..
EXT. TREE - SAME 88
Edward looks Bella in the eye.
Then close your eyes.
She does, warily. He grips her more firmly, then LEAPS them to
another tree like a flying squirrel! Then, again, to the TOP of
another tree. He easily gets a foothold, while holding Bella.
She does... to the most astonishing bird's eye VIEW of the
valley, river, and the mountains beyond. CAMERA whirls around
them allowing us a 360 degree view of their surroundings. Off
Bella's intoxicated face..
CUT AWAY TO:
A89 EXT. HIGH SCHOOL - DAY A89
Jessica pops a volleyball in the air, doing practice serves.
Angela takes a picture of her, then points her camera around,
looking for another shot. Eric studies some fliers
advertising the prom.
Monte Carlo? That's our prom
Gambling, tuxedos and -
(ala Sean Connery)
Bond. James -- ow!
-- as Jessica head-butts the ball which hits him in the face.
Oh. My. God.
Angela, scanning for a shot, has frozen. Jessica and Eric
BELLA AND EDWARD
-- arriving together. All eyes on campus are turning to
them, filled with curiosity, jealousy, envy.
Not that guy over -- yeah, he just
Off his rakish, but reassuring smile..
CLOSE ON A GERMAN SHEPHERD 89
Moving fast, tracking. INCLUDE CHARLIE holding the leash
EXT. FOREST - DAY
--It's a hunting party, several dogs, half a dozen armed men.
Guys, we got something
The Deputies hurry to Charlie. They gather around
A FOOTPRINT. The dogs start pulling them in a certain
direction. As the posse takes off at a sprint
UNKNOWN POV - ON CHARLIE, FROM A DISTANCE
We watch Charlie and the posse move away... REVERSE to find
JAMES - ATOP A KNOLL, WATCHING THEM
Laurent stands next to him. Victoria jogs up.
They took the bait.
By tomorrow they'll be half way to
Victoria lasciviously grabs James' shirt. Pulls him to her.
I love when men chase me.
He grins, then starts taking off her clothes. They pull each
other toward the woods with carnal lust. It barely registers
with Laurent, who continues to watch the posse with concern.
90 EXT./INT. FORKS COFFEE SHOP - LATE AFTERNOON 90
Bella hurries toward the entrance, trying to keep the joy on her
face in check... with minimal success. Outside the door, she
passes Mike, hanging out with several of his basketball TEAMMATES.
Yo, Arizona. So. You and Cullen.
She shrugs, non-committal, but can't entirely hide a smile,
as she hurries inside to Charlie's table and slides in.
Sorry I'm late. Biology project.
Cora sets a top sirloin steak in front of Charlie, and plate
of seafood in front of Bella.
Ordered you the seafood combo.
Order one for yourself next time.
You should cut back on the steak.
I'm healthy as a horse.
Say Chief, boys want to know, you
find anything down by Queets River
Charlie's aware of the LOGGERS at the counter listening, too.
He frames his answer carefully to keep everyone calm.
The suspect's moving east. Kitsap
County Sheriff is taking over from
here. They're putting extra guys on.
Hope they catch him fast.
She moves off, with a measure of relief. Charlie and Bella
pass each other the salt, butter for bread, etc., with an
easy rhythm now.
Your friends are flagging you.
She turns to see Mike and the guys horsing around outside,
straws in their noses, making faces at her. She smiles.
It's okay you wanna join them. I'm
just gonna turn in early anyway.
Yeah, me, too.
It's a Friday night. Go out. The
Newton boy's got a big smile for
you. Nice family, the Newtons.
He's just a friend.
None of the boys in town interest you?
We're not really going to talk
about boys, are we?
Just... you should be around people.
I leave you alone too much.
(with genuine affection)
I've never minded being alone. Guess
I'm a lot like my dad that way.
Charlie smiles. These two have come a long way. Cora returns
Berry cobbler, two forks.
She sets it between them. Off them, both reaching for forks..
91 INT. BELLA'S ROOM - NIGHT 91
Bella, dressed for bed, looks out the window as she talks on the
phone with Rene. Bella's euphoria still lingers in her eyes..
So spring training's going well?
92 INT. CAFE - NIGHT 92
Rene talks on her cell. Phil is in the background, post-batting
practice, chowing down with a couple of teammates.
Phil's working hard. We're looking
around for a house to rent, in case
it becomes permanent. You'd like
Actually, Forks is kind of growing on me.
(stops, knows there's
Could... a guy have something to do
Tell me everything! Jock? Indie? Bet
he's smart. Is he smart?
(trying to avoid lies)
Well... he is kind of a history buff.
-- this as she turns to find
EDWARD LYING ON HER BED, smiling. She nearly drops the phone.
I, uh... have to go.
No way, we gotta talk boys. Are
you being safe?
Edward shoots her a look, he heard that. She's mortified.
I'll call you later, Mom.
STAY ON BELLA who hangs up.
How did you get in here?
The window. As always.
You've been here before?
What else is there to do at night?
She pushes him. He grabs her hand and playfully pulls her
onto the bed, wrestling as
You're a peeping Tom! Perv!
Shh! The Chief will hear you!
But the electricity of their physical contact quickly overwhelms
them, their laughter quieting. He studies her face.
I just... like watching over you.
He raises his fingers to her lips, sending a thrill up her spine.
There's something I'd like to try.
She nods, bedazzled by him. He takes her face in his hands,
hesitates to test himself, then he softly kisses her..
What neither of them is prepared for is her response. Her
breath comes in a wild GASP. Her fingers knot in his hair,
clutching him to her. Lips part as she breathes his scent..
Then his hands gently, but forcefully push her face back. She
opens her eyes to see that his eyes are wild, his jaw clenched.
Oh... I'm... oh.
He relaxes slightly, looking at her blushing face.
I'm stronger than I thought.
Wish I could say the same. I'm so
Don't be. But we have to be careful.
I can never lose control with you. Ever.
She nods, then carefully lies on his chest. He wraps his arms
around her. Off the two of them..
93 INT. CHARLIE'S HOUSE - LIVING ROOM - LATE AFTERNOON 93
Bella enters to find Charlie cleaning a rifle. He starts to
say hello but she just blurts out -
I have a date with Edward Cullen.
He suddenly looks like he's having an aneurysm.
He's too old for you.
We're both juniors. I thought you
liked the Cullens.
And I thought you weren't interested in
any of the boys in town.
Edward doesn't live “in town.” And
it's in the early stage and -
whatever, he's outside right now.
Now? He's out there?
He wants to meet you. Officially.
He cocks the rifle in mock-seriousness.
Be nice, okay? He's... important.
Charlie gives his daughter a reassuring nod... then she opens
the door to REVEAL Edward in a parka and gloves.
Chief Swan. I wanted to formally
introduce myself. I'm Edward.
Edward extends his hand. Charlie takes it, but grunts
hello, resisting him.
I won't keep Bella out late
tonight. We're just going to go
play baseball with my family.
Bella's going to play baseball?
Bella's equally surprised, but hides it.
Yes, sir, that's the plan.
Well. More power to you, I guess.
(looks him in the eyes)
She'll be safe with me, sir, I promise.
As Edward exits... Charlie holds Bella back.
You got that pepper spray?
94 EXT. CHARLIE'S HOUSE - LATE AFTERNOON 94
Edward and Bella climb into a massive JEEP parked in the drive.
Your father thinks you should go to
an all-girl's school.
No fair, reading Charlie's mind.
As they climb in the Jeep, Bella notices a baseball bat
And since when do vampires like baseball?
It's the American pastime. Plus,
there's a thunderstorm coming. It's the
only time we can play. You'll see why.
95 EXT. CLEARING IN WOODS - TWILIGHT 95
Storm clouds gather in the sky as Bella and Edward pull up in
the Jeep. She takes in a rough baseball diamond, set into an
enormous field in the lap of the Olympic peaks.
Esme and Emmett come to greet Bella.
Good thing you're here. We need
(big crooked grin)
She thinks we cheat.
I know you cheat. Call ‘em as you
see ‘em, Bella.
WHIP PAN to Alice on the Pitcher's Mound.
-- Just as a deep RUMBLE of thunder shakes the forest.
BEGIN MONTAGE - THE GAME
And it's extraordinary. Bella stays by Esme who plays
catcher. Alice pitches with lightning-fast speed. Edward
and Emmett take positions in the outfield.
-- ROSALIE SMASHES the ball with the aluminum bat. It CRACKS
like thunder -- and is followed directly by real THUNDER.
Now I get why you need the thunder.
The ball SHOOTS like a meteor deep into the forest, rocketing
through the trees. Edward disappears after it.
That has to be a home run.
Edward's very fast.
Rosalie darts around the bases, almost a blur -- Edward races out
of the forest with the ball and WHIPS it to home plate. WHAP!
Esme catches it a millisecond before Rosalie slides in.
Esme nods... Amazed, Bella watches as DR. CULLEN hits a line
drive. Edward and Emmett race for the catch, DIVING 15 feet
and COLLIDING with such might that it sounds like enormous
boulders falling. They miss the ball -- Dr. Cullen is safe!
JASPER WHACKS the next pitch -- deep into the forest. But
before Edward can chase it, Alice suddenly GASPS.
Stop! I didn't see them..
They all stop. Edward is immediately at Bella's side. The
family instantly gathers at home plate.
They're traveling so quickly
You said they left the county -
They did, but then they heard us..
(looking at Edward)
And changed their minds.
Put your hair down
Like that'll help. I could smell
her from across the field.
Edward ignores Rosalie as he arranges Bella's hair.
I shouldn't have brought you here.
I'm so sorry.
She'd ask why, but suddenly, they all turn as one toward -
THE EDGE OF THE FOREST
There's a faint rustle... then James, Victoria and Laurent
emerge. As they near, Bella SEES their bare feet, then the
deep BURGUNDY of their eyes. Laurent holds up the baseball.
I believe this belongs to you.
He tosses the ball (his casual toss is still blindingly fast)
to Dr. Cullen who easily catches it and smiles politely.
Could you use three more players?
I'm Laurent. This is Victoria.
Would you like to bat first?
Laurent picks up a bat. The Cullens take the field. Dr.
Cullen is catcher, Edward is on first, with Bella behind him,
near the Jeep.
Bella sees that Edward's eyes are locked onto James. Laurent
is at bat first.
I'm afraid your hunting activities have
caused something of a mess for us.
Our apologies. We didn't realize
the territory had been claimed.
Yes, we maintain a permanent
The three newcomers exchange a look of surprise.
Really? Well, we won't be a problem
The humans were tracking us, but we
led them East-
Jasper pitches the ball -- Laurent SLAMS it -- but Alice is
up a tree is a flash and the ball slams into Alice's hand
with a THWAP. Laurent is pissed, but James smiles ever so
slightly, delighted at the discovery of worthy opponents.
James is up next and he POWER-SLAMS IT with AMAZING FORCE..
He runs past first, past Edward, past Bella..
CLOSE ON BELLA -- IN SLOW MOTION as the wind from the ball
ruffles her hair, carrying her scent, which floats to
JAMES -- who suddenly SCREECHES to a halt. His head WHIPS
around at her and he lurches into a crouch, his nostrils
flaring, excitedly, eyes locked on Bella.
You brought a snack.
EDWARD springs in front of Bella, baring his teeth. A truly
menacing, feral SNARL rips from his throat. James GROWLS back.
OVERHEAD SHOT: in a flash, the Cullens rush into position
behind Edward -- Laurent and Victoria line up behind James.
The girl is with us.
(trying to defuse
We won't harm her.
(hungry for battle)
Just try it.
I think it best if you leave.
Yes, I can see the game is over.
We'll go now. James?
But James' eyes don't leave Edward's. Laurent puts a hand on
James' shoulder, and finally, James backs into the woods with
his cohorts, disappearing. Once they're gone, Esme
immediately gathers up the bats-
Get Bella out of here. We'll follow
Dr. Cullen, Jasper and a resentful Rosalie race off after the
three vampires. Edward scoops Bella up as we
EXT. BASEBALL FIELD - ON THE JEEP - LATE TWILIGHT 96
Edward whips Bella into the Jeep and straps her in -
James is a tracker. I saw his mind.
The hunt is his obsession, and my
reaction set him off -
-- The tires spin as Edward WHIPS the jeep around
-- We're a large clan of strong fighters
all protecting one vulnerable human.
(dark with disgust)
I just made this his most exciting
Bella blanches with the dawning realization of what she has just
wrought up on them all as..
THE JEEP CAREENS DOWN THE DIRT MOUNTAIN ROAD
A jolting, death defying ride, SPLASHING through creeks, until
97 EXT. MOUNTAIN ROAD - NIGHT 97
THE JEEP speeds wildly down the road.
The first place he'll go is your
house. He'll track your scent
What?!? Charlie's there. He's in
danger because of me. Because of
Then we'll lead the tracker away
from him. Somehow.
He angrily WHIPS around a bend, MUD FLYING
98 INT. CHARLIE'S HOUSE - LIVING ROOM - NIGHT 98
Charlie watches a baseball game on T.V. as the door suddenly
BURSTS open to reveal Bella, crying, and Edward, devastated-
I said, leave me alone!
Bella, don't do this. Just think
about it, please
Get out! It's over.
She SLAMS the door. Charlie has risen, baffled, concerned.
Bella? What happened?
I have to get out of this place.
Out of Forks. I'm leaving. Now.
Bella runs upstairs. Charlie hurries after her
99 INT. BELLA'S BEDROOM - NIGHT 99
Bella slams the door behind her. REVEAL Edward's already there,
pulling things from her drawers and shoving them into a duffle
faster than humanly possible. Bella leans against the door.
(a pained whisper)
I can't hurt him.
Edward gives her a look, you have to. There's a KNOCK.
INTERCUT Charlie on the other side. It's agony for both of them.
Bells. Did he hurt you?
Then what? Did he break up with you?
I broke up with him.
I thought you liked him?
That's why I have to leave. I don't
want this. I want to go home.
I'll be in the truck.
And he disappears out the window. Bella gathers strength to
continue her performance. She opens the door to reveal Charlie.
He follows as she carries her duffle and truck keys into
100 INT. CHARLIE'S HOUSE - STAIRS (CONTINUOUS) - NIGHT 100
Bella charges down the stairs -- Charlie follows.
Your mother's not even in Phoenix.
She'll come home. I'll call her
from the road.
You can't drive home now. I'll take
you to the airport in the morning.
I want to drive. I need time to
think. I'll pull into a motel in
few hours. I promise.
She heads down the stairs. Charlie follows..
101 INT. CHARLIE'S HOUSE -LIVING ROOM (CONTINUOUS) -NIGHT 101
Bella reaches the ground floor with Charlie on her heels.
She's almost to the door but Charlie blocks her.
Bells, I know I'm not around much,
but I can change that. We can do
more things together.
She takes a breath, hating herself for what she's about to say..
Like watch more baseball on the flat
screen? Or go to the Coffee Shop?
Same people, same steak, same berry
cobbler every night? That's you,
Dad. Not me.
This hits Charlie hard. She can barely stand it, heads down
the stairs, as he takes a second to recover..
Bella... I just got you back.
Which breaks Bella's heart... and forces her to deliver the
And if I don't get out now, I'm
going get stuck here like mom did.
Charlie is stunned, wounded. She takes advantage of his
shock, pushing past him out the door.
102 EXT. CHARLIE'S HOUSE - NIGHT 102
Bella exits, heads to her truck. Fresh tears spring to her
ANGLE ON THE WOODS
Trees, branches... and a pair of DEADLY EYES. James. He watches
from a distance as Bella pulls out. The truck moves off... and
so does James, leaving Charlie alone with his pain, staring out
103 INT. BELLA'S TRUCK - NIGHT 103
Bella drives, wiping tears away. Suddenly Edward is outside
the car, near Bella's window.
He'll forgive you.
(off Bella's startled look)
Bella slides over to the passenger side as Edward opens the
door, sliding in, and takes the wheel. Bella slumps.
His face... I said the same words
my mother used when she left him.
It was the only way he'd let you go.
Edward FLOORS it.
Your father's safe now, Bella. The
tracker is following us
Suddenly, BOOM! - a dark figure LEAPS onto the bed of the
truck. Bella SCREAMS.
It's alright. It's just Emmett.
Alice is in the car behind us.
She catches her breath. It kills him to see her so frightened.
She looks out the window as they drive through town..
104 BELLA'S POV - EXT. FORKS COFFEE SHOP (CONT) - NIGHT 104
The small, insulated town passes by in SLOW MOTION... INSIDE we
SEE Mike, Jessica, Eric and Angela laughing, flirting, innocent,
105 EXT. CULLEN HOUSE - NIGHT 105
Edward, Emmett and Alice rush Bella from the truck to the
house... but freeze when the door opens and Laurent exits. They
immediately take defensive positions but Dr. Cullen appears.
He came to warn us. About James.
They back down slightly. Laurent address Dr. Cullen.
I've grown tired of his games. But
he's got unparalleled senses.
Absolutely lethal. I've never seen
anything like him in three hundred
years ... And the woman, Victoria,
will back him. Don't underestimate
Dr. Cullen nods thanks. Laurent looks at Edward, apologetic.
I'm truly sorry for what's been
And he moves off, disappearing into the woods..
106 INT. CULLEN HOUSE - FOUR CAR GARAGE - NIGHT
The side door BURSTS OPEN as Edward and the Cullens enter,
followed by Bella. The lights flip on to reveal a pristine
garage; the Volvo, the red BMW, a black Mercedes sedan, an SUV.
Everyone but Rosalie springs into action, opening cupboards for
supplies - cell phones, extra batteries, maps, portable GPS units,
changes of clothes, cans of gasoline, etc. As they load up the
I've had to fight our kind before.
We're hard to kill.
But not impossible. We'll tear him up
We'll rip him apart with our hands,
then burn the pieces
I don't relish killing another creature.
Even a sadistic one like James.
If he doesn't get to one of us
This is insane. You can't put yourselves
in danger like this - for me.
Edward shoots Rosalie a look, but he grabs two sets of keys
off a hook, throwing one set, lightning fast, to Dr. Cullen
I'll run Bella south, while you lead
the tracker away
No, Edward -- the tracker thinks
you won't leave Bella. He'll
I'll go with Bella. Jasper and
will drive her south.
I'll keep her safe, Edward.
Edward agonizes. Frustrated. Alice steps forward.
(studies her, torn)
Can you keep your thoughts to yourself?
She nods. An unspoken agreement. Edward finally surrenders
his keys to Alice. Then he opens one of Bella's suitcases,
pulling out clothes, tossing them to
Esme, Rosalie, put these on so the
tracker will pick up Bella's scent.
(dropping the clothes)
Why should I? What is she to me? Just
a danger you've inflicted on us
(spinning on her)
Rosalie. Bella is with Edward. She's
a part of this family now. And we
protect our family.
She glowers, but picks up the clothes. Dr. Cullen hits the door
opener and the massive METAL DOORS roll open. Dr. Cullen
squeezes Edward's shoulder before he and Esme climb into the
SUV. Everyone finishes loading up, climbing in cars
Amid this, Edward and Bella take a moment together.
If any of you get hurt because of me
We won't, there are five of us, two of
them. When it's done, I'll come get you.
He pulls her closer, looking into her eyes.
You're my life now.
They drink each other in, possibly for the last time... as the SUV
PEELS out, WIPING THE FRAME
107 EXT. HIGHWAY, PACIFIC NORTHWEST - DAWN 107
The sun begins to rise on the empty road as a sleek, black
MERCEDES SEDAN with dark tinted windows BLASTS through frame
108 INT. MERCEDES - SAME 108
Jasper drives, Alice in the passenger seat. Bella is in the
back, her eyes red from crying. She talks on her cell phone
Mom, it's me again. You must have
let your phone die. Anyway, I'm
not in Forks anymore but I'm okay.
I'll explain when you call.
She hangs up, then faces back out the window, watching the green,
misty Olympic Peninsula speed past. Off Bella's face -
A SERIES OF DISSOLVES THROUGHOUT THE DAY, THEN THE NIGHT
-- show us the landscape as it changes from dark green
forests to stretches of grassy hillsides, to drier, browner
surroundings, until night falls and headlights lights flash
by us. Finally, we land in..
109 OMITTED 109
110 EXT. FOREST, OLYMPIC PENINSULA - DAY 110
TREES BLOW PAST US at a blinding speed as we track Edward,
Rosalie, and Emmett who dart in and out of frame, blasting through
the misty woods, Edward, the fastest, in the lead.
Edward stops, trying to read his enemy's thoughts. Rosalie
tears a tiny swatch of her shirt, leaves it on a FLOWERING
MAPLE TREE. And then they're gone.
111 OMITTED 111
112 EXT. ANOTHER PART OF THE WOODS - DAY 112
Esme and Dr. Cullen crouch atop a hill, looking down at the
river. In the distance, below, they SEE
THEIR POV - ON THE LAKE - VICTORIA jogs into view. She then looks
in their direction. Once Dr. Cullen and Esme are assured she has
their scent, they continue over the hill's crest.
113 OMITTED 113
114 EXT. FOREST, OLYMPIC PENINSULA - DAY 114
James blasts past the FLOWERING MAPLE -- then stops, backtracks to
the tree, finds the tiny swatch of fabric. He starts off again..
but stops, smells the fabric. Something's not right. He runs
back in the opposite direction... Uh oh..
115 INT. SCOTTSDALE HOTEL - BEDROOM - LATE AFTERNOON 115
ON BELLA'S FACE: her eyes pop open. She's lying atop a bed,
fully clothed. She rises, reorienting.
116 INT. SCOTTSDALE HOTEL - LIVING ROOM - LATE AFTERNOON 116
The blinds are pulled. Alice and Jasper stare blankly at
T.V. set. Several plates of food crowd a table. Alice looks
up as Bella enters, looking at her cell phone.
I wish he'd call.
You should eat.
But Bella ignores the food. She sits heavily.
They could get hurt. It's not
Yes. It is.
She's taken aback. It's the first time he's engaged with her.
Edward's changed since he found
you. And none of us want to look
into his eyes for the next hundred
years if he loses you.
(he looks forward again)
It's worth it.
Suddenly, Alice REELS. Jasper goes to her, Bella follows.
What do you see?
(with deep worry)
The tracker. He just changed course..
Jasper quickly sets a pad of paper and pencil in front of her.
Where will it take him, Alice?
PUSH IN ON ALICE'S FACE as we-
FLASH POP TO - JAMES
A disorienting vision of him standing in a room full of..
Mirrors. It's a room of mirrors.
Alice begins to draw at HYPER SPEED, closing her eyes, trying
to see it clearly.
How do the visions work? Edward
said they weren't always certain.
She sees the course people are on,
while they're on it. If they change
their minds, the visions change.
Bella looks over Alice's shoulder to see the drawing.
So the course James is on now will
lead him to... a ballet studio?
(looks up at her)
You've been here?
No. I don't know. I used to take
ballet lessons as a kid. The
school had an arch like that.
Was your school here in Phoenix?
Yeah, around the corner from my house.
But I haven't been there in ten years.
Do you have any reason to go now?
No. Hell, no. I hated the place.
Alice and Jasper share a look, trying to figure this out.
Suddenly, Bella JUMPS as her cell phone RINGS. She picks it
up. Sees the caller I.D. and exhales relief. She answers..
Edward. Are you alright?
117 INT. JEEP/EXT. WASHINGTON ROAD - DAY 117
Dr. Cullen drives the Jeep, fast, Emmett in the back, Edward in
the passenger seat on his cell phone.
I'm coming to get you.
(hates having to say
We lost the tracker. The woman is
still in the area. Rosalie and
Esme are protecting your father.
This is my fault. You warned me,
but I didn't think. I just..
Bella, we're in too deep. We can't
change how we feel..
No... we can't.
When will you get here?
In a couple hours. Then you and
will go somewhere. Together. The
others will keep hunting.
Bella, I swear to you, I'll do whatever
it takes to make you safe again.
Off Bella, her eyes welling..
118 EXT. SCOTTSDALE HOTEL - DAY 118
SEE Alice in the lobby, settling the bill. Jasper loads up
the car out front.
119 INT. SCOTTSDALE HOTEL - BEDROOM - DAY 119
Bella gathers her things, then her phone RINGS again.
INSERT CALLER I.D. -It reads “HOME.” Bella answers -
Mom, I'm so glad you got my -
Bella? Bella? Where are you?
Calm down, Mom. Everything is fine,
okay? I'll explain every
HEAR RUSTLING on the line, as if Rene dropped the phone.
... Mom? Are you there?
Then Bella HEARS a voice that sends a chill down her spine
Nice house you have here. Not the
best on the block, but comfortable.
120 INT. RENE'S HOUSE, PHOENIX - DAY 120
VERY CLOSE ON JAMES, his sinister eyes and vicious smile.
I was prepared to wait for you.
But then Mom came home after she
received a very worried call from
your Dad. It all worked out quite
Bella's eyes are wild with fear.
I must say, Forks High School doesn't
protect its students' privacy very
well. It was just too easy for
Victoria to find your previous address.
Leave my mother out of this.
You're protective of her. That's
nice. You can still save her. But
you'll need to get away from your
friends. Can you do that?
I... don't think so.
If your mother's life depends on it?
Bella is terrified, but there's no choice here.
Where should I meet you?
James grins as he fingers a PHOTO of Bella that's attached to
the refrigerator with a magnet. It's the same photo Charlie
has of her, age 7, in a tutu, sitting on the floor.
The old ballet studio around the
corner. And I'll know if you bring
anyone along. Poor mommy would pay
the price for that mistake.
(sniffs the air)
She smells like you. Delicious.
STAY ON BELLA as she hangs up, panicked. She starts flinging
open drawers, searching for a weapon - a pen, a sewing kit.
Useless. Then she remembers..
Her purse. She dumps out the contents, and FINDS the pepper
spray Charlie gave her. She clings to it, her only protection
121 OMITTED 121
122 OMITTED 122
123 OMITTED 123
124 OMITTED 124
125 OMITTED 125
126 OMITTED 126
127 INT./EXT. SCOTTSDALE HOTEL - TWILIGHT - DRIVING 127
Bella walks through the lobby, scanning for Jasper and Alice.
She spots them outside under the porte cacher, loading the
Mercedes, deep in a heated discussion. She slips out the
opposite door, rushes toward a Taxi and jumps in, closes the
door. The DRIVER is an elderly woman with a hacking COUGH.
(taking a breath for
8th and Palo Verde, please.
The taxi pulls out. Bella watches the hotel disappear. Off
her FACE IN THE REAR WINDOW..
I've never given much thought to
how I would die..
128 EXT. SCOTTSDALE HOTEL - NIGHT - BELLA'S POV 128
Once again, we see the polished malls, the manicured cactus
gardens. All empty for the night.
But dying in the place of someone
love seems like a good way to go..
129 OMITTED 129
130 OMITTED 130
131 EXT. MIMI'S SCHOOL OF DANCE - NIGHT 131
Bella climbs out of the taxi. It pulls away, leaving her on the
curb facing the deserted building. Bella twirls her mother's
ring around her finger, then reaches for the pepper spray.
I can't bring myself to regret the
decisions that brought me face to
face with death... they also
brought me to Edward.
She slips the pepper spray into her jeans pocket. She wraps
her purse strap around her wrist. She takes a breath,
approaches the school. Peers in the windows. The blinds are
drawn. But from inside, we HEAR a faint sound..
It's time. Bella goes to the front door. It's unlocked.
132 OMITTED 132
133 INT. MIMI'S SCHOOL OF DANCE - STUDIO - NIGHT 133
Bella cautiously enters this grand, empty room of mirrors.
ballet bar wraps around the walls -
Bella, where are you?
Bella whirls, trying to find its source. She follows the sound to
a cleaning supply CLOSET. She throws open the door to FIND
A T.V. - ON SCREEN A VIDEO PLAYS - Bella, age 7, hides in the
very closet the T.V. is in now. Little Bella looks up at us.
Don't you want to dance, baby?
Little Bella shakes her head stubbornly. The frame jiggles
as Rene hands someone the camera. Rene, ten years younger,
appears on screen and kneels next to Bella.
Everyone makes fun of me.
But you're a wonderful dancer.
Mom, I suck.
LAUGHTER behind Bella. She spins, trying to locate James in
That's my favorite part. Stubborn
child, weren't you?
Bella's face flushes with rage... and relief.
She's not here.
Sorry. But you really made it too easy.
Visible in the mirror, he sighs, disappointed. Then he steps
up next to her and points a VIDEO CAMERA at Bella.
So to make things more entertaining,
I'm going to make a little film of our
time together. Borrowed this from
your house. Hope you don't mind.
(turns it on)
Bella FLINGS her purse at him, and runs for the door.
Excellent! An escape attempt.
Suddenly, he's right behind her. She freezes.
It'll break Edward's little heart.
He smells her hair. Touches her throat.
Edward has nothing to do with this.
He will. His rage will make for
more interesting sport than his
feeble attempt to protect you.
He's having too much fun to notice --the peppers spray in
her hand. She spins around and sprays him.
Then she runs, as James REELS back briefly. But he leaps
over her and lands RIGHT IN FRONT OF HER.
Amused, he flings her across the floor like a bowling ball.
She SMASHES hard into a mirrored column. James captures it
Beautiful! Very visually dynamic.
I chose my stage well.
He advances toward her.
Still stubborn, aren't you? Is that
what makes you special? Because
frankly, I don't see it.
He inhales as if he can taste her already
Too bad he didn't have the strength
to turn you. Instead, he kept you
this fragile little human. It's
James flips on the camera, but the lens is coated with pepper
spray. He tries to wipe it off.
Well done! You've succeeded in
He STOMPS on her shin! HEAR her tibia SNAP! Bella SCREAMS in
Tell Edward how much it hurts.
Abruptly, the camera is in her face
Tell him to avenge you.
No! Edward, don't..
James inhales as her blood pools. He leans in, hungry. Bella,
half-conscious, watches him turn the camera on his own face
VIDEO CAMERA'S POV - ECU ON JAMES' FACE
Cut! The end.
Suddenly -- JAMES IS KNOCKED OUT OF FRAME!
He rises to find himself face to face with Edward. James
CHARGES Edward, forcing him up against a column.
You're alone... because you're
faster than the others. But not
James SMASHES Edward's face into the mirror until it cracks.
I'm strong enough to kill you.
Edward FLINGS James backwards -- SMASHING through
freestanding mirror -- into the doorway. He scoops Bella up
and leaps toward the balcony exit door -- when suddenly he
and Bella are JERKED downward.
James YANKS Edward violently onto the floor -- KNOCKING Bella
out of his arms -- as James FLINGS Edward up into the top
window -- EMBEDDING him in the casement and bricks.
James crouches beside Bella. He grabs her HAND
Looking directly at Edward with a sinister grin -- he SINKS
HIS TEETH into Bella's hand! She SCREAMS in agony.
Edward's rage ERUPTS -- he climbs out of the window casement
and SUICIDE-DIVE-BOMBS James, savagely PLOWING him through
ON BELLA -- as the venom travels through her veins.
BELLA'S POV - dark figures twist and fight, in and out of
Her eyes suddenly POP OPEN to see the EXPLOSIVE RAW REALITY
of James KICKING Edward, delivering death blows when -
Suddenly Edward's hand SHOOTS UP and GRABS James' ankle.
Edward ROARS up to his feet and SWINGS James around like
baseball bat, SMASHING him into mirror after mirror.
James is battered, beaten. Bella moans -- and the sound of
her pain slices through Edward. In an animalistic fury,
Edward BITES OFF a piece of James' flesh ..
WHIP PAN from Bella's horrified face to DR. CULLEN --now
standing beside Edward, placing a hand on his son's shoulder.
Edward turns to see his father -- and EMMETT, JASPER, and
ALICE, dropping down from the balcony.
Edward's expression changes --he realizes he's gone too far.
He backs off as his siblings crouch into attack mode and
LUNGE at James like a pack of animals.
Dr. Cullen rushes to the injured Bella who SCREAMS again in
pain. Edward dashes toward her -
BELLA'S POV -ON THE THREE CULLEN SIBLINGS, going in and out
of focus... it almost looks like a tribal dance as they rip
out the floorboards and build a fire ... it's like a funeral
pyre as they rip James apart, throwing limbs into the fire..
BACK ON BELLA -- as Edward reaches her side. Dr. Cullen works
fast to assess her wounds, focusing on a massive bleed from her
leg. But clearly her hand hurts the most. She writhes in pain.
INTERCUT BELLA'S DISORIENTED POV WITH THE CHAOTIC REALITY:
Dr. Cullen applies pressure to the gash on her thigh -
Her femoral artery's been severed.
She's losing too much blood
It's on fire! My hand!
(working on Bella)
You have to make a choice. Either
let the change happen
BELLA'S POV -ALICE appears behind Edward, fuzzy, indistinct.
It's going to happen. I've seen it
It doesn't have to be that way.
Alice, find me a tourniquet.
rag, a shirt.
Alice holds her nose and avoids the blood as she rips the
sleeve off her blouse and kneels to aid Dr. Cullen.
What's the other choice? You said
Tighter, above the knee
You can try to suck the venom out.
I -- won't be able to stop
Find the will to stop. But choose,
she only has minutes left.
Edward looks down at Bella, thrashing in pain. Finally,
Edward takes her hand. She tries to pull it away.
It's alright, Bella. I'll make it
He looks at her - then starts to suck the venom from her
hand. They never take their eyes off one another, the
connection palpable, intense..
CLOSE ON BELLA'S EYES -wild with pain. But subsiding..
CLOSE ON EDWARD'S EYES -the frenzy has begun. He sucks
harder. Hungrily. Anguished, he wants to stop but can't.
Dr. Cullen's voice sounds miles away..
Stop. Her blood is clean, you're
-- but the bloodlust is too strong. He is killing her. Bella
looks at him, forgivingly, as she begins to lose consciousness..
BELLA'S POV -ON EDWARD -growing blurry... he disappears
into the blinding light. It's as if she's underwater, like
Death is peaceful. Easy.
Bella starts to float away... we're losing her..
Suddenly from the darkness, Edward reaches out a hand..
A brilliant light flares..
134 BELLA'S FACE APPEARS IN THE WHITENESS
Eyes closed. But they slowly open. She squints at the light.
Life... is harder..
An oxygen tube rests under her nose. She reaches for it,
confused. A hand stops her as her surroundings come into focus.
You're awake, baby! You're okay!!
INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - DAY
Bella lies in a hospital bed. Bandaged, leg in a cast. In bad
shape. Rene hovers over her, tears in her eyes. On the dresser,
SEE get well cards and a PHOTO MONTAGE of her friends from Forks.
Edward? Where's -
She nods across the room to a chair in which Edward “sleeps.
He never leaves. And your dad's
down in the cafeteria.
Baby, you fell down two flights of
stairs and through a window.
Bella is drawing a blank, confused. Rene jogs her memory
Edward came here to convince you to
come back to Forks. His father
brought him down. You went to their
hotel but you tripped on the stairs.
A moment... then Bella realizes it's a cover story. She nods.
Sounds like me.
Rene's cell phone BEEPS. She opens it. Reads a text, starts
typing in a reply.
It's Phil. He's worried about you.
Mom, you're... texting.
I told him to stay in Florida. The
Suns signed him!
That's great mom.
Jacksonville is always sunny and
you'll have your own bathroom..
Mom, wait. I want to live in
Forks. I have Dad..
(re: the get well cards)
... and friends..
And he's there.
Bella shrugs, conceding the truth.
Charlie doesn't like him. Blames
him for your leaving.
What do you think?
(lowering her voice)
I think that boy is in love with
Bella smiles. Rene grins. Bella glances at Edward.
Um, Mom, would you mind getting Dad?
want to talk to him. Apologize.
I'm sure he doesn't care about
that, Baby. But I‘ll go get him.
Rene kisses Bella's forehead. Exits. Bella watches her go.
The door shutting behind her. Bella turns back to find
Edward standing next to her with deep concern. Her eyes
well. He kisses her forehead soothingly.
Is James - did you --
We took care of him. And the
woman, Victoria, she ran off.
She closes her eyes with relief, then looks at him.
I'm alive because of you.
You're in here because of me.
Her wounds cause him pain. He strokes her face.
The worst of it... was thinking
couldn't stop -
But you did.
Bella, you should go to Jacksonville.
Where I can't hurt you anymore..
What? No! I want to be with you!
(sitting next to her)
Sssh. It's alright. I'm not going
anywhere. I'm right here..
He wraps an arm around her. As she curls up in his arms..
135 EXT. FORKS, WASHINGTON - LATE AFTERNOON 135
An AERIAL SWEEP over the lush green forests. We're back in
the misty, damp beauty of the Pacific Northwest..
136 EXT. CHARLIE'S HOUSE - BEAUTIFUL LATE AFTERNOON 136
At a picnic table, Charlie cleans a fish with a big knife.
Edward waits awkwardly near his Volvo, dressed in an elegant
suit. But even calm Edward is unnerved by Charlie's glare. The
front door opens and they look up to see
BELLA --framed in the doorway in a stunning long dress. Edward
is enchanted. Bella descends the steps with difficulty, due to
her LEG CAST. Charlie edges out Edward to help her down.
Alice lent me the dress. It was the
only thing that would fit over my
cast. Is it too...
You're perfect... I'll take good
care of her, Chief.
Heard that before.
Edward moves to open the car door. Charlie holds Bella back.
I put new pepper spray in your bag.
... and... you look beautiful.
Father and daughter share a smile..
137 EXT./INT. MANSION, VIEW POINT INN - TWILIGHT 137
Edward's Volvo pulls up to this lovely inn. He helps Bella
out of the car, and begins to guide her through the dining
room. Mr. Molina and other teachers are there. We may
notice the back of a Redhead, mingling with the chaperones.
I can't believe you're making me do
He just grins. Edward guides her around a corner to..
138 EXT. MANSION BACKYARD (CONTINUOUS) - TWILIGHT 138
THE PROM - Monte Carlo style. Gaming tables and roulette
wheels. Guys in tuxes and girls in gowns gamble for prizes,
dance and socialize.
You really are trying to kill me.
Prom is an important rite of
passage. I don't want you to miss
She can't be mad at him, just shakes her head affectionately.
They continue into the prom. Several heads turn. Bella sees
THE DANCE FLOOR, where a gap has formed. In the middle, two
couples whirl gracefully. It's Alice and Jasper, Rosalie and
Emmett, looking absolutely stunning.
Rosalie glances over; indifference has replaced fury. But
Alice waves brightly. Bella returns it with a smile as we
hear a crossfade into the next track-
BELLA'S POV -- THE DJ BOOTH
It's Eric at the turntables, making the room bounce! Next to
him, Angela wears the headphones, flipping through a stack of
vinyl. They nod at Bella -- she shoots them a smile when -
A FLASHBULB gets her attention
BELLA'S POV - PHOTOGRAPHER'S STATION
Mike and Jessica stand in front of an Aston Martin cut-out.
Bella catches their eye -- Mike does his best James Bond
impersonation. Jessica poses like Pussy Galore.
Edward smirks, then turns to Bella
(laughs, then realizes)
He doesn't wait for an answer, more or less CARRIES her to
the DANCE FLOOR -- then places her feet atop his own... and
starts to move. She actually begins to enjoy it.
See? You're dancing.
As they dance, she feels his grace, his strength. Becomes
thoughtful. Finally, she looks at him.
Edward... why did you save me?
(off his questioning look)
If you'd let the venom spread,
I could've been like you by now.
You don't know what you're saying.
You don't want this.
I want you. Always.
I won't end your life for you.
He keeps dancing, slowly, hoping his was the last word.
I'm dying anyway. Every minute,
I get closer, older
That's how it's supposed to happen.
Not the way Alice saw it.
(off his sharp look)
I heard her. She saw me like you.
Her visions change, Bella.
Based on what someone decides. And
He looks at her, angry.
Is that what you dream about?
Becoming a monster?
I dream about being with you forever.
You really want this?
He lowers his lips to her neck. One bite is all it would take.
You're ready right now?
His lips hover over her skin, a long beat... then he presses his
lips to her throat. Not a bite. A kiss. He looks at her.
You're going to have a long and
happy life with me. Isn't that
She looks at him... and finally smiles.
They WHIRL around, gliding on his grace, never looking away from
one another, as we CRANE UP on them, in each other's arms..
No one will surrender tonight. But
I won't give in. I know what I want.
CONTINUE UP AND BACK on the dance floor. We realize ..
... someone's watching it, looking down from the window of
a second floor hotel room in the Inn. The MUSIC wafting up in
echoes. PULL BACK to REVEAL..
VICTORIA, turning from the window. She's stylishly dressed
now, but seething -- a low, sinister SNARL in the back of her
throat. PUSH IN FAST ON HER FACE, AND INTO HER BURGUNDY EYES
filled with vengeance as we
SMASH TO BLACK.