Periodically, readers ask questions about the future of the Quileute wolves, so I thought I’d share something I wrote about that topic in an earlier comment.
From Lynette: Do Nessie and Jacob live together forever? I know you mention that Nessie cannot die, but what about her daughter Sarabel and Jacob, can they live forever?
From Vsis: Do you see Sarabel and any offspring Leah and Fenix may have imprinting on each other, bringing both packs together again?
In my view of the Twilight universe, the answer to all three questions is Yes. As we know, the larger the pack becomes, the more unwieldy and difficult it is to manage. However, as time goes on and the Cullens move away from Forks, the wolves who have imprinted on non-wolves (Sam, Quil, and Paul, among others) will want to start aging again in order to spend their natural lifespans with their human mates. So they will choose to stop phasing, and gradually, the number of wolves will decline.
When the vampires have left the area and the only vampire blood Quileute teenagers are exposed to is Sarabel’s or Renesmee’s diluted versions, fewer youths will phase and a smaller, combined wolf pack will be reestablished with Jacob Black as its leader. Since the wolf gene seeks to perpetuate itself, Leah and Fenix’s children are likely to imprint on other descendants in the tribe who carry the wolf gene.
Jacob Black will not stop phasing because he wants to live as long as forever with Renesmee if he can. Their daughter Sarabel will never be able to stop phasing because her own vampire blood “irritates” her wolf blood. That makes her potentially immortal as well, though both Jacob and Sarabel, like all the wolves, can die if they are injured badly enough.
Jacob will remain the tribal chief and pack leader for as long as he stays in the La Push/Forks area. If and when he leaves with Renesmee, Sarabel will take his place. Sarabel is unlikely ever to bear children because she cannot stop phasing long enough to become fertile, the dilemma that Leah encountered in Breaking Dawn after she began to phase. The Black line of wolves will continue, though, through Jacob’s sister, Rachel, who marries Paul.
Thanks to all the readers for asking such interesting questions. -PAL