Bella has a dream in which she chases Edward through the dark, but cannot catch him. During Biology class, Edward sits as far from her as he can and occasionally seems to clench his jaw and fists. She thinks he regrets saving her life, and tries unsuccessfully to talk to him. He does not speak to her, but every day she watches him, noticing that his eyes seem to grow darker and darker. She continues to dream about him as well.
After class, Edward talks to Bella, and she confronts him about his cold behavior toward her in the past few weeks. He explains that if they stay away from each other it will be better for her, but Bella accuses him of regretting saving her life. This upsets him and he leaves without another word.
After school, Eric asks Bella to the dance, and she tells him she can’t go. Once she gets to the parking lot, Edward blocks her exit; and during this momentary pause in traffic, Tyler asks Bella to the dance. Bella declines and then notices that Edward is laughing at her in his rear-view mirror.
The next day at school, Edward asks Bella if she would like for him to drive her to Seattle. He says it would be more prudent for Bella to stay away from him, but he is tired of avoiding her.