Chapter Twenty: Volterra

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1) What did you think of Alice's bribe? What does it say to you that she not only had that much cash handy, but that she thought it would take that much money to bribe the officer?
Well, she probably saw that coming, didn't she? :)
2) Did you ever think Bella wasn't going to make it in time?
I didn't want to think it! :roll:
3) How did you respond when Edward assumed they were both dead?
The first time I read it, I was too worked up excited to care :wink: But the next time (and you have my permission to call me the most insensitive person alive) I laughed my head off because Edward was being so stupid and thought "Oh my god, stop being an idiot and get back into the shadows right now!!!"
4) Edward pretty much gave up the moment tiny, little Jane approched. What was your assumption about Jane when you first saw her - be honest!
Well, I thought she must be one of the Volturi and quite powerful, though I didn't really think it was because of some talent she had. I just thought she had the whole Volturi family and the guard supporting her - I wouldn't try to fight against someone like that either!
5) Bella assumed that Edward was being nice, but not romantic, by protecting her as they made their way down the tunnel. What did you think of the way he was holding her and protecting her?
I didn't understand him at all! I was still so mad with him for leaving her and suddenly there he was, acting like nothing had happened!
I thought, probably he just wants to protect her because he did say that he's always going to love her, somehow... And Edward's not the kind of person who would just let her be scared and alone when she's terrified already.
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1. What did you think of Alice's bribe? What does it say to you that she not only had that much cash handy, but that she thought it would take that much money to bribe the officer?
I honestly wasn't surprised by Alice's bribe, to me, it made perfect sense. And she knew how much money it would take to get her way (Remember she can see the future.)

2. Did you ever think Bella wasn't going to make it in time?
At times, but I knew Stephenie Meyer wouldn't do that to us.

3. How did you respond when Edward assumed they were both dead?
I giggled. It was so sweet but I was also tensed because he wouldn't move.

4. Edward pretty much gave up the moment tiny, little Jane approched. What was your assumption about Jane when you first saw her - be honest!
I thought "She must be calling the shots."

5. Bella assumed that Edward was being nice, but not romantic, by protecting her as they made their way down the tunnel. What did you think of the way he was holding her and protecting her?
I thought Bella is so dense! Of course he still loves her.
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1. What did you think of Alice's bribe? What does it say to you that she not only had that much cash handy, but that she thought it would take that much money to bribe the officer?
I was not surprised. I think she traveled to Forks ready for anything (which means plenty of cash on hand) and obviously she knew what she up against when it came to bribing the officer.

2. Did you ever think Bella wasn't going to make it in time?
Nope (hopeless romantic here)

3. How did you respond when Edward assumed they were both dead?
I was crying so hard I had to take a few minutes.

4. Edward pretty much gave up the moment tiny, little Jane approched. What was your assumption about Jane when you first saw her - be honest!
I wondered what kind of power she had. Edward is not one to give up so easily.

5. Bella assumed that Edward was being nice, but not romantic, by protecting her as they made their way down the tunnel. What did you think of the way he was holding her and protecting her?
I thought he was being romantic. It is very hard to be nice like that if you don't have romantic feelings.

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If I cut my hair, I would definitley be a Jane Look-A-Like....does anyone know how I could try out for her part? Any good agents? I'm 13 now and I'll be 14 next January...is that a good age? I have ash blonde/pale brown hair, the wide eyes and full lips...What do you think? PLEASE HELP! I need advice....I'm like obsessing over this weird fact...lol!

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1. What did you think of Alice's bribe? What does it say to you that she not only had that much cash handy, but that she thought it would take that much money to bribe the officer?
I think it was hindsight, she wanted to be prepared for anything, she didn't have time to haggle with the guard so she gave him the entire roll, the moment was so desperate you couldn't really reproach her for it. I actually appreciated how prepared she really was.

2. Did you ever think Bella wasn't going to make it in time?
For a fleeting second I think my heart stopped especially when the bell began tolling. In my mind it sounded like a funeral march. **Shudder**

3. How did you respond when Edward assumed they were both dead?
It was a defining moment you realize how much humanity Bella has given him. The fact that he thought he had rediscovered his true love in death was such an honest moment.

4. Edward pretty much gave up the moment tiny, little Jane approached. What was your assumption about Jane when you first saw her - be honest!
I was so confused, someone so small had such a large influence. I thought she had the ability to kill vampires with a mere thought the way they so quickly obeyed her, I wondered what it was about her that was so intimidating.

5. Bella assumed that Edward was being nice, but not romantic, by protecting her as they made their way down the tunnel. What did you think of the way he was holding her and protecting her?
It confirmed what I had always thought he still loved her, he still wanted her and nothing would ever change that. Every gestured he made emitted his love for her, if she hadn't been so convinced that he didn't want her, Bella would have seen that immediately, but the seed of doubt he had planted had rooted itself deeply and although she knew she loved him just as much as she always had, she doubted that he felt the same way.
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1. What did you think of Alice's bribe? What does it say to you that she not only had that much cash handy, but that she thought it would take that much money to bribe the officer?
Alice is like ready for everything. Does it surprise you?

2. Did you ever think Bella wasn't going to make it in time?
Kind of. I had a feeling she would though, but I was scared she wouldn't

3. How did you respond when Edward assumed they were both dead?
I was like WHAT ARE YOU THINKING! Then I started to cry.

4. Edward pretty much gave up the moment tiny, little Jane approched. What was your assumption about Jane when you first saw her - be honest!
Uhm JANE YOU ARE AMAZING! Then I was like, Woah! What can she do?

5. Bella assumed that Edward was being nice, but not romantic, by protecting her as they made their way down the tunnel. What did you think of the way he was holding her and protecting her?
I knew he loved her. That was the exact moment. From everything he did to her and then this. I was like wow, now does this boy love Bella much...
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1. What did you think of Alice's bribe? What does it say to you that she not only had that much cash handy, but that she thought it would take that much money to bribe the officer?

- Well, I can't say it surprised me Alice was prepared for everything.

2. Did you ever think Bella wasn't going to make it in time?

- Maybe for a few seconds I thought she wouldn't make it, and there would be some kind of a fight right there.

3. How did you respond when Edward assumed they were both dead?

- I laughed, LOL.

4. Edward pretty much gave up the moment tiny, little Jane approched. What was your assumption about Jane when you first saw her - be honest!

- I thought she must be really dangerous.

5. Bella assumed that Edward was being nice, but not romantic, by protecting her as they made their way down the tunnel. What did you think of the way he was holding her and protecting her?

- I already knew he'd lied to her when he left her, so
I was sure he was doing it because he loved her.

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1. What did you think of Alice's bribe? What does it say to you that she not only had that much cash handy, but that she thought it would take that much money to bribe the officer?

I wasn't at all surprised by the amount of money. To the Cullens, money doesn't really mean anything. I don't think Alice realized that she was giving the officer that much. She probably good have bribed him with much less.

2. Did you ever think Bella wasn't going to make it in time?

For a split second I thought she might not, but then I realized that Stephenie wouldn't so that to us.

3. How did you respond when Edward assumed they were both dead?

I was surprised. I thought he would've realized that Bella was alive.

4. Edward pretty much gave up the moment tiny, little Jane approched. What was your assumption about Jane when you first saw her - be honest!

At first I wondered why he gave up so quickly when Jane showed up, but then I thought that maybe she had a power that made her too dangerous to go against.

5. Bella assumed that Edward was being nice, but not romantic, by protecting her as they made their way down the tunnel. What did you think of the way he was holding her and protecting her?

I thought he was holding her and protecting her because he was so happy that she was alive and he still loved her.
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1. What did you think of Alice's bribe? What does it say to you that she not only had that much cash handy, but that she thought it would take that much money to bribe the officer?

It sounds a bit weird, but the first thing that popped into my head was 'I totally figured that would happen.' I mean, it's incredibly Alice to do that. However, that much cash was sort of a "wow" factor to the city. The people of Volterra must be very proud and "pure" (for lack of a better word) to need that high of a bribe for something.
Alice is an incredibly prepared person, who cares very very much about her family. Not everyone would risk carrying money around like that, but, then again, not everyone's a super-powerful vampire who could break your neck with a finger.

2. Did you ever think Bella wasn't going to make it in time?

Well, I knew Edward would be back in the book, for this reason; I flipped to the back of the book to make sure he would speak again (but, and I'm so proud of myself for this self-restraint, I didn't read even an entire paragraph. Just a line.). However, I did, when Bella was extremely slowed, think that Edward would manage to get himself out into the sunlight, then either talk his way out of it or something to that effect.

3. How did you respond when Edward assumed they were both dead?

I thought two things simultaneously; "Get back, you idiot!" and something along the lines of "You're amazing, Edward. You know that love lasts forever." It was sweet, indescribable, peaceful, and nerve-wracking at the same time.

4. Edward pretty much gave up the moment tiny, little Jane approched. What was your assumption about Jane when you first saw her - be honest!

When I first saw her, the thing that popped into my head was "Oh, shiz-nit." (Partial story behind that; I once knew a tiny girl named K'eyhlar. The end.)
I also assumed that Jane was borderline evil, if not totally so. Anyone who, it seemed, could scare such powerful, indestructable people so much had to be ruthless in at least one way. And when I learned of her talent, I kind of figured she was evil. She could threaten to pull that card in every hand, and you knew it wouldn't be empty.

5. Bella assumed that Edward was being nice, but not romantic, by protecting her as they made their way down the tunnel. What did you think of the way he was holding her and protecting her?

The way he protected her was, in short, a relief. A part of me was prepared for him to act as he had acted when he was early in knowing her--trying to protect her, but trying to do it at arm's length. I was incredibly thrilled and relieved when I read that segment, but I (partially) also thought Bella was being a bit smart; she didn't want to subject herself to the pain of losing the reason for her existence again. The other part of me, though, wanted her to get it through her stubborn brain that he loved, L-O-V-E-D her.

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1. What did you think of Alice's bribe? What does it say to you that she not only had that much cash handy, but that she thought it would take that much money to bribe the officer?

Well it was a live-death case so everything is aloud. :lol: It surprised me a little that she had so much money but o well she's Alice! She must have forseen the fastest way to get in Volterra. :)

2. Did you ever think Bella wasn't going to make it in time?

Yes i was like hurry!!!!!!!! Come on!!! My heart was going crazy from the fear she was coming to late!

3. How did you respond when Edward assumed they were both dead?

I was thinking: Huh? What is he thinking!?! Please!!! Go farther into the shadows!!! But no.... He was babbeling about that they where death when i was freaking out over the fact they almost where standing in the sun!

4. Edward pretty much gave up the moment tiny, little Jane approched. What was your assumption about Jane when you first saw her - be honest!

Well i was like what your giving in for that little girl??? She's so small you could take her down. (stupid thought i now, size doesn't matter...) But i also thought that she would have a high rank or something like that. Because edward gave up so quick, i thought that if he attackt her she would take them down by calling the gardian vampires. I coudn't think of another reason.

5. Bella assumed that Edward was being nice, but not romantic, by protecting her as they made their way down the tunnel. What did you think of the way he was holding her and protecting her?

I was mistified! Hello he left her because he didn't loved her any more! He said that in a harsh way months ago, and now he is holding her like that!? And i already was mistified by his overreaction on the 'bella is dead' news, because why would he care so much if he didn't love her any more? O yes i had a little hope on the 'he loves her' thought, but it was complicated and i was confused about it.

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