Bella wakes up to an ice and snow covered world, and carefully making her way to school, wonders to herself why she the boys at Forks High School seem so interested in her. As she parks her truck, noticing that her father had put snow chains on the tires, a van slides across the ice straight towards her. As if in slow motion, she notices Edward, four cars down away from her, watching in horror. Then, before she can even blink, Edward is on top of her, pushing the van out of the way. In the chaos after the accident, Bella tries to ask Edward how he got to her so fast, but he assures her he was right next to her. She remains unconvinced, especially after seeing his family looking disapproving instead of worried.
At the hospital, the driver, Tyler, apologizes. Dr. Cullen turns out to be Bella’s doctor, and she tells him the Edward saved her. He politely moves on to another patient, and Bella becomes even more suspicious. But when she pushes Edward for an explanation, he refuses to give her one, saying, “I hope you enjoy disappointment.”
Her father meets her in the waiting room and tells her to call home to Renee, her mother. As she calms her hysterical mother who implores her to come home, Bella realizes that she doesn’t want to leave, because she is intrigued by Edward. That night, as she sleeps, she dreams of Edward.