Chapter 12 ~ Balancing

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Re: Chapter 12 ~ Balancing

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1. What are Billy and Jacobs feelings towards Bella?

A: Jacob sees a very pretty girl and a great friend. Billy sees a problem. He wants to protect her for Charlie's sake but he's frustrated with her obvious lack of concern.

2. Charlie says he's aware that he leaves Bella alone too often, and Bella responds that she doesn't mind beign alone. She further adds that she's a lot like Charlie. In what ways do you see them as being alike?

A: The shy, insecure klutz. People who can be easily hurt but have the courage as well.

3. Edward's questions continue and today he asks Bella about people: family and boyfriends. Why did he save those questions for the second day of questioning?

A: Again I think he was trying to figure out how her mind worked. What seemed to be priorities for her. Also, I think he was trying to soften her up, get her more comfortable. Family questions can be issues. Plus, the boyfriend thing for a guy who's interested can be a mine field.

4. Why do yo think Edward wrote the words "Be Safe".

A: He knows she accident prone and he's already too attached. To come back to find something had happened to her would devastate him.
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Re: Chapter 12 ~ Balancing

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1. What are Billy and Jacobs feelings towards Bella?

Jacob obviously feels something towards her. He likes her. It's obvious. Billy knows what Edward is. He fears for her safety.

2. Charlie says he's aware that he leaves Bella alone too often, and Bella responds that she doesn't mind beign alone. She further adds that she's a lot like Charlie. In what ways do you see them as being alike?

They're both quite and more reserved. They're ohk with being alone. They don't need much to get by.

3. Edward's questions continue and today he asks Bella about people: family and boyfriends. Why did he save those questions for the second day of questioning?

I guess this is to ease her into things. He gets more personal as time goes on.

4. Why do yo think Edward wrote the words "Be Safe".

He probably knows that she'll listen to him no matter what he says and he fears losing her too much.

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<b>1. What are Billy and Jacobs feelings towards Bella?</b>
I think Billy sees Bella as another daughter. He has his concerns about the Cullens and is fearing for her safety but doesn't say anything because 1) he can't give away the secret and 2)he is respecting her right to make her own decisions.
Jacob is really attracted to Bella. He, like so many of the other guys, doesn't really seem to pick up on the fact that she isn't all that interested in him.

<b>2. Charlie says he's aware that he leaves Bella alone too often, and Bella responds that she doesn't mind being alone. She further adds that she's a lot like Charlie. In what ways do you see them as being alike?
I think they both feel a little out of place in the society around them. They both have loved once with the full heart, Charlie's love was so strong that he still hasn't really moved on from it. It think they are both observant, Charlie may not seem so but I think he notices more than Bella gives him credit for.

<b>3. Edward's questions continue and today he asks Bella bout people: family and boyfriends. Why did he save those questions for the second day of questioning?</b>
He was basically using the other questions as a warm-up for her. To get her used to spilling her guts to him so that when it came to the more personal questions she would be more open and less hesitant about answering them. Also, understand Bella's thinking process (which could come from understanding how she looks at thinks like books) would help Edward see why certain people have affected her in certain ways.

<b>4. Why do you think Edward wrote the words "Be Safe".</b>
I think it is a two part deal. One, Bella is obviously a danger magnet. He wants her to stay out of trouble and not get hurt without him. Two, he knows that he will not be there to protect her and is trying to give himself some piece of mind that nothing will happen to her while he is away.
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1 I'm not really sure about Billy, even after Eclipse, I think that he doesn't want to see Bella hurt (in his mind, physically) Jacob really wants to be her friend and had a crush on her.
2 They're both kind of quiet, pensive. . .
3 I think he didn't want her to just tell him her whole life at first or he might have been trying to figure out more about her so he could GUESS how she would react to the different people he asked her about. I guess we'll just have to wait for Midnight Sun.
4 Just what it meant, Be Safe. When you're accident prone, much like me, (Miss Walks Into The Same Exact Door On a Daily Basis) people know something will probably happen to you. He didn't want her to get distracted and drive into a tree(plenty of which were around).
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1. What are Billy and Jacob's feelings towards Bella?
Billy is genuinely concerned for Bella's safety, because he trusts in the legends of his people and understands that although the Quileutes have a treaty with the Cullens, they are still dangerous. I think it's a sort of familial protection that he feels towards her, because he's so close to Charlie. As for Jacob, he definitely has a crush on Bella, and I think probably felt a little let down when she seemed so worried that Billy might say something to Charlie about her spending time with Edward. But he doesn't believe in the legends, so he can't understand why his dad is all bent out of shape.

2. Charlie says he's aware that he leaves Bella alone too often, and Bella responds that she doesn't mind being alone. She further adds that she's a lot like Charlie. In what ways do you see them as being alike?
They're both quiet, kind of solitary, and they don't always feel the need to fill the silence with talking. I think they both have very introverted personalities, and they each enjoy having time to themselves.

3. Edward's questions continue, and today he asks Bella about people: family and boyfriends. Why did he save those questions for the second day of questioning?
After getting the more superficial questions out of the way, he's starting to get more personal, more to the heart of who Bella is as a person. I also think that he wanted her to be a little more comfortable with his questioning before they broached a more intimate subject.

4. Why do you think Edward wrote the words "Be Safe"?
One, because Bella is a total klutz - and two, because of her status as a 'danger magnet', he won't be around to protect her and he is frequently plagued by concern for her well-being. He just wanted her to be aware of her surroundings, like a warning, and he wanted her to know that he does care for her and about her, perhaps more than she realizes.
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1. What are Billy and Jacobs feelings towards Bella?
Jacob definitely likes Bella as more than a friend. Billy is concerned about Bella's safety with the "cold ones". I think Billy is less than thrilled w/the fact that Bella is even remotely involved w/the Cullens. To Billy, Bella and Charlie are family. He's protective and doesn't want Bella to get hurt (not only emotionally, but physically as well).

2. Charlie says he's aware that he leaves Bella alone too often, and Bella responds that she doesn't mind beign alone. She further adds that she's a lot like Charlie. In what ways do you see them as being alike?
Both are self-sufficient. Bella is head strong like Charlie and follows w/her emotions (ie: Charlie whisked Renee off to Vegas for a quickie wedding). Both don't like to reveal their emotions.

3. Edward's questions continue and today he asks Bella about people: family and boyfriends. Why did he save those questions for the second day of questioning?
To make her comfortable about revealing herself to him. If he works at the "easy" things first, he warms her up for what might be more difficult to discuss. At that point, she's told him a lot and might be more forthcoming w/information.

4. Why do yo think Edward wrote the words "Be Safe".

B/c he knows what a train wreck she can be! Plus, he won't be able to just be in the middle of a hunt and come to her rescue. He knows that he might not be able to get her out of her next jam. Plus, I think at this point, he knows that he's "lost" to her!
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1. What are Billy and Jacobs feelings towards Bella?
Billy doesn't want Bella to consort with the Cullen's because of what they are, so he wants to make sure she's not doing anything stupid.

2. Charlie says he's aware that he leaves Bella alone too often, and Bella responds that she doesn't mind beign alone. She further adds that she's a lot like Charlie. In what ways do you see them as being alike?
They are both loners and they enjoy the quiet. They don't feel the need to fill every second with chatter and neither of them get agitated very easily.

3. Edward's questions continue and today he asks Bella about people: family and boyfriends. Why did he save those questions for the second day of questioning?
The first day was full of easy questions, books, music, movies, colors. Her personal preferences. The second day of questioning is full of harder things. Things that need more than one sentence to answer. I think he saves these for the second day so he doesn't bombard her with questions and make her feel uncomfortable.

4. Why do yo think Edward wrote the words "Be Safe".
He's genuinely concerned for Bella's safety. He loves her and so wants to make sure she's OK. Since he can't be with her all the time he has to trust that she will be safe. His note is a reminder that even when he's not near, he still worries for her.
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1. What are Billy and Jacobs feelings towards Bella?
I think Billy wants Bella to be careful and just cares about her safety. I think Jacob has a bit of a crush on Bella.

2. Charlie says he's aware that he leaves Bella alone too often, and Bella responds that she doesn't mind beign alone. She further adds that she's a lot like Charlie. In what ways do you see them as being alike?
I think that their need not to constantly be talking is a way they are alike. They also seem to like solitude.

3. Edward's questions continue and today he asks Bella about people: family and boyfriends. Why did he save those questions for the second day of questioning?
Because they are more intimate questions. Family and past relationships can be very touchy topics for some people.


4. Why do yo think Edward wrote the words "Be Safe".
Because he knows how accident prone Bella is and just wanted her to be safe on the ride home.

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Post by jaspersfanpire »

1. Billy is just concerned for Bella. I think some attraction was brewing for Jake (obviously not mutual attraction at the time).

2. They're both quiet and more shy. Not very social. At one point Bella says that she looks more like Charlie than she does Renee.

3. Maybe he thought they were too straightforward to ask the first day. Like maybe he thought it might be impolite to ask those sort of questions at first.

4. Because he doesnt want anything to happen to her and he wants her to be careful.
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1. What are Billy and Jacobs feelings towards Bella?
They both care about her very much, obviously Jacob does more and in a slightly different way. Billy is mainly worried about her safety along with Charlie's and his feelings.
2. Charlie says he's aware that he leaves Bella alone too often, and Bella responds that she doesn't mind being alone. She further adds that she's a lot like Charlie. In what ways do you see them as being alike?
They both don't need a lot of attention , and the enjoy simpler activities. Including being alone.
3. Edward's questions continue and today he asks Bella about people: family and boyfriends. Why did he save those questions for the second day of questioning?
To gain more of her trust so she'd be more open and honest. Or save the potentially harder, more awkward questions for last.
4. Why do yo think Edward wrote the words "Be Safe".
To show that he will be thinking of her while he is gone, and that even though he is not around he still cares.

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