Chapter Twenty - Four: Vote

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1. What did you think of Bella's epiphany? Do you think she was justified in believing that Edward didn't love her and that the fact that he really did stunned her?

I think it was just Bella being Bella. She believed that Edward was too good for her just like Edward believes that Bella is too good for him and that he had not right to take her. Still it's hard to believe that she only realized than. I was more stunned THAT she realised. If I were her I would have spend forever thinking that I don't deserve Edward. But it was good as it was. ^^

2. How did you feel about the way the vote went? Did you understand Edward's resoning? What about Rosalie's? Do you agree with Carlisle that it's the only loigical choice?

I understand why Rosalie voted against Bella. If that's her true reason. Rosalie is not the kind of person who I would think cares so much about Bella that she doesn't want her to make this "mistake" (in Rosalies eyes). I think Edward should realise that Bella will never change her mind and just be happy that she wants to be with him forever. ^^"

3. Were you as stunned as Bella was when Edward asked her to marry him? How do you feel about Bella's reasons for saying no to him?

I was a little stunned. And a little angry that Bella didn't accept. I mean, he's Edward. And the mistakes of her parentsw aren't her own. It's not the same situation.

4. At this point in the series - ignoring what you know from Eclipse - do you think Bella should marry Edward? Do you think she should become a vampire as soon as possible? Or do you think she should stay mortal for a while longer?

I think it's the only way to get a Happy End. Not a really good one since she has to leave all her friends and her family but it's better than the other options. And even if she wouldn't become a vampire she should still marry Edward. xD

5. If Bella were to become a vampire, how would you feel if Edward was the one to change her? How would you feel if someone else changed her?

For me it would all be the same but I think I'd prefer Edward because Bella wants him to and Carlisle because it would be very save.
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Post by torii_s »

I only want to comment on the first question.

Did Bella's epiphany bug anyone? I kind of wish she didn't have it. I don't know, its weird. I like Edward proving to her things. I like that. That makes it good cause he's so hot. And words are good, but actions are better.

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Post by roxytrixietwtchs »

I just love this chapter because it show how much the Cullen's love Bella.
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1. What did you think of Bella's epiphany? Do you think she was justified in believing that Edward didn't love her and that the fact that he really did stunned her?
- I think Bella was always insecure about Edward's feelings. That, someday, he might feel tired of her. Or realized she wasn't good enough for him. That's why she believed, no matter how many times he said he loved her. But, after everything they passed in Volterra, that couldn't be just by guilt. But for love, instead.

2. How did you feel about the way the vote went? Did you understand Edward's resoning? What about Rosalie's? Do you agree with Carlisle that it's the only loigical choice?

- I was a bit surprised about Jasper's vote.I confess I wasn't expecting him to say 'yes". He is quite reserved towards Bella, so I was betting he would say "No". It's different from Rosalie, for example. I thought she was really nice from her explaining herself.
About Edward... he used to overeact a bit when it's about Bella. But I understand him. He loves her and wants the best. But, as Carlisle said, they don't have other choice. Edward isn't giving up on her. And Bella wants to be a vampire. So, why not?

3. Were you as stunned as Bella was when Edward asked her to marry him? How do you feel about Bella's reasons for saying no to him?
- Definetly. It was so...unexpected. They had so many things they have work with and than... marriage ! Wow ! Er.. anyway... Edward is a bit old fashioned, after all. I agree with Bella. She's eighteen! She's a kid ! Marring after high school looks completly insane - and imature. Of course she doesn't want to get married.

4. At this point in the series - ignoring what you know from Eclipse - do you think Bella should marry Edward? Do you think she should become a vampire as soon as possible? Or do you think she should stay mortal for a while longer?

- Get married ? No. They have lots of things to work out. What's the rush, anyway ?
- Being a vampire ? Yes ! This is what she wants !

5. If Bella were to become a vampire, how would you feel if Edward was the one to change her? How would you feel if someone else changed her?

- I think Edward should be the one to do it. She's turning into a vampire to be with him ! Edward should do it.
But if he thinks he can't.... so the best would be Carlisle. He's used to.

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1. What did you think of Bella's epiphany? Do you think she was justified in believing that Edward didn't love her and that the fact that he really did stunned her?

I think it's just because she's really self-conscious and doesn't believe someone as perfect as Edward could ever really love her, no matter how much Edward says so. She's self-degrading in her own way -- how she compares herself frequently to the Cullens and their perfect-ness. She thinks of herself as sort of unworthy, or something along those lines, and hadn't accepted that Edward really truly loved her until that time.

2. How did you feel about the way the vote went? Did you understand Edward's resoning? What about Rosalie's? Do you agree with Carlisle that it's the only logical choice?

I understand Edward's reasoning, how he still wants to keep her safe. He loves her too much and always wants the best for her. I understand Rosalie, too. Especially after reading about her in Eclipse. It was a choice, and everyone else in the room hadn't had a choice at all at what they've become. As for what Carlisle said, he's looking at it almost practically. In Eclipse, Edward mentions four options for them. Carlisle had chosen the fourth (I would too), which is having them together. Having them apart in any way would be painful for both of them, anyway.

3. Were you as stunned as Bella was when Edward asked her to marry him? How do you feel about Bella's reasons for saying no to him?

I was stunned because in my mind, Edward still looked like his perfect, 17-year-old self. I was raised to cringe at the thought of marriage until I was forty, and the question was just BOOM. Bella's reasons are okay, I guess. But sort of pointless since she says they'll be together forever, so why not make it official?

4. At this point in the series - ignoring what you know from Eclipse - do you think Bella should marry Edward? Do you think she should become a vampire as soon as possible? Or do you think she should stay mortal for a while longer?

Getting married? Hm.. I think yes. I don't know why, I just do. Something about it is just.. right or something. =P Becoming a vampire, sure~! But just like Edward, I'd like them to get married first while Bella's still mortal. :)

5. If Bella were to become a vampire, how would you feel if Edward was the one to change her? How would you feel if someone else changed her?

Hmm.. I'd really like for Edward to change her. The main reason Bella wants to be immortal like to the rest of them is to be with Edward, and he probably owes her that. It's intimate, once you think about it, plust the fact that she's letting him do it, even with that tiny risk that Edward could kill her by mistake, just to be with him.
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Re: Chapter Twenty - Four: Vote

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2. How did you feel about the way the vote went? Did you understand Edward's resoning? What about Rosalie's? Do you agree with Carlisle that it's the only loigical choice?


I think it's definatly the most convenient choice. If they're planning to stay together forever, it would be a LOT easier if the Cullen family didn't have to try and resist eating her all the time! :D I did understand Edward's reasoning, because he believes that being a vampire is a bad thing, and he doesn't want anything bad to happen to her! :D I DIDN'T really understand Rosalie's until the third book though.



3. Were you as stunned as Bella was when Edward asked her to marry him? How do you feel about Bella's reasons for saying no to him?


YES! :D I was so excited! And SOOOO upset with her reaction! :( If she's planning on spending the rest of her life with him anyway, then why is she so stuburn about it!



4. At this point in the series - ignoring what you know from Eclipse - do you think Bella should marry Edward? Do you think she should become a vampire as soon as possible? Or do you think she should stay mortal for a while longer?


MARRY EDWARD! :D


5. If Bella were to become a vampire, how would you feel if Edward was the one to change her? How would you feel if someone else changed her?


I'd perfer Edward to change her, but I wouldn't really mind if one of the other Cullens did it. I wouldn't be happy if it happened by some bad vampire attacking her or something, like James, though!
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1) Hmm..... Bella's epiphany I thought it was about time I mean Edward spent about an hour or so trying to convince her he loved her she was getting on my nerves but then again she had a reason not to believe him because the whole leaving thing even though I never doubted Edward's love for a minute.


2) I am very happy about the way the vote turned out! Yes I understood Edward's reasoning because he thinks that once you turn into a Vampire your soul is gone so yeah I understood where Edward was coming from and Rosalie as it was explained in the first book is a little jealous that Bella is human and can live a human life and I think she just wants Bella to think about that before she turns.Yes I agree completely with Carlisle there is no other way Bella refuses to grow old and Edward can not and will not live with out her and it is just for the best.


3) Yes I was so stunned I was like wow wasn't expecting that and Bella's reasons made me a little bit mad I mean I think her mom would adjust to it in time and if she really loved Edward getting married wouldn't be that big a deal she wants to spend eternity with him anyway a wedding would just tie them together more.


4) Yes Yes Yes she should definetly marry Edward I mean why wouldn't she. Yes she should become a vampire as soon as can be done because of the Volturi!!And mortal is just not a possibility with Bella I think she was meant to be a vampire!


5) I would be ecstatic about Edward changing her It would just be right for him to change her! Well as long as it is one of the Cullens that changes her I think I would be okay with it but I wouldn't like it if some evil vampire changed her it would just be...... wrong!
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1. What did you think of Bella's epiphany? Do you think she was justified in believing that Edward didn't love her and that the fact that he really did stunned her?
Well, I understand how Bella was being cautious, but I was getting a bit annoyed at how she wouldn't beleive Edward everytime he said, "I love you." And then, when she has her little epiphany, I was just like, "Finally!" :roll:

2. How did you feel about the way the vote went? Did you understand Edward's resoning? What about Rosalie's? Do you agree with Carlisle that it's the only loigical choice?
I understood it. I was expecting it, too. I mean, he really doesn't want Bella turned. And that, in my opinion, is a sign of ultimate love. :wink:

3. Were you as stunned as Bella was when Edward asked her to marry him? How do you feel about Bella's reasons for saying no to him?
When Edward's condition was, "Marry me first," I was just like, "Is he serious?!" and was all excited for Bella and such. :wink: And then when she said no, I was all like, "What the heck? Edward just asked you to marry him!" But then when she explained her reasoning, I was like, "Oh... well... hmph." :roll:

4. At this point in the series - ignoring what you know from Eclipse - do you think Bella should marry Edward? Do you think she should become a vampire as soon as possible? Or do you think she should stay mortal for a while longer?
I personally think that she should wait just a bit longer. I mean, she still has her mom and dad and human friends, and Jacob... I think she needs at least until she's nineteen to kind of... prepare them for what's going to happen, even though she can't exactly tell them.

5. If Bella were to become a vampire, how would you feel if Edward was the one to change her? How would you feel if someone else changed her?
I would rather Edward changed her. I mean, Carlisle would pretty much be garenteed not to kill her, but if Edward changed her, well... I'm pretty sure he wouldn't kill her either.
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1. What did you think of Bella's epiphany? Do you think she was justified in believing that Edward didn't love her and that the fact that he really did stunned her? I can understand why she was thinking it but for as much as he reminded her and how hard he worked to protect her that I didn't think she would really believe it.

2. How did you feel about the way the vote went? Did you understand Edward's resoning? What about Rosalie's? Do you agree with Carlisle that it's the only loigical choice? I understand Edward's reasoning and I was glad that Rosalie spoke up and I understand her reasoning as well. And I do agree with Carlisle that it is the only choice, he knows the Volturi better than anyone else.

3. Were you as stunned as Bella was when Edward asked her to marry him? How do you feel about Bella's reasons for saying no to him? I was very excited about him asking her to marry him but I really thought that she'd be jumping at the bit to marry him so I was surprised at her saying no.

4. At this point in the series - ignoring what you know from Eclipse - do you think Bella should marry Edward? Do you think she should become a vampire as soon as possible? Or do you think she should stay mortal for a while longer? I really want Bella to marry Edward and I do want her to become a vampire asap. I love the chemistry between them and her being immortal and the two of them being together forever...that's the ultimate love story.

5. If Bella were to become a vampire, how would you feel if Edward was the one to change her? How would you feel if someone else changed her? I would want Edward to change her. I think he'd regret it later if he let anyone else do it. Not to make it seem like Bella's an object but she is his and I think that if he honestly felt he couldn't do it then he'd be fine with someone else changing her.
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1. What did you think of Bella's epiphany? Do you think she was justified in believing that Edward didn't love her and that the fact that he really did stunned her?
I was just glad she finally believed it.
No i dont think so. After everything he said about wanting whats best for her in twilight she should have known he was just doing this because he thought it would benefit her.
She should have known he would never stop loving her. EVER!

2. How did you feel about the way the vote went? Did you understand Edward's resoning? What about Rosalie's? Do you agree with Carlisle that it's the only loigical choice?
I was really happy.
Yea in some ways i did understand Edwards but then again i didn't. Same goes for Rosalie.
Yes i COMPLETELY agree wit Carlisle

3. Were you as stunned as Bella was when Edward asked her to marry him? How do you feel about Bella's reasons for saying no to him?
A little. I was FURIOUS with her.

4. At this point in the series - ignoring what you know from Eclipse - do you think Bella should marry Edward? Do you think she should become a vampire as soon as possible? Or do you think she should stay mortal for a while longer?
She should marry Edward!
She should become a vampire!...only...maybe wait till she's 19.
(i see where she's coming from about the whole 20's thing. But i want her to experience a *little* more of being mortal. even if its just a year.

5. If Bella were to become a vampire, how would you feel if Edward was the one to change her? How would you feel if someone else changed her?
I dont really care who changes her as long as they do.

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