Chapter One: Party

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1) When did you figure out that 'Gran' was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?

I didn't see it coming I thought he would change her in New Moon.

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?

I think she is afraid that when she gets older and looks old he will gradually not love her.

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?

I think its because he wanted to give her space because he knew she would freak when she awoke.

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?

No, I think Jasper wouldn't be different if it weren't for Alice.

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?

I was like OH MY GOSH... I feel bad for Bella but feel the agony of Edward trying to resist who he is.

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?

No, I think she would still go just not go near anything that can make her bleed within a 100 foot radius of Jasper,

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?

No, she would murder him.(or at least try)

8)Cool What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?

Yes she was over-reacting it was so sweet in a sick demented way.

9) What did you think when Bella said, 'Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want' ? What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?

I thought Edward would be mad and not let Alice go near Bella or throw her a party.
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1) When did you figure out that 'Gran' was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?

I figured it. she can get old while Edward cant.

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?

He'd leave her to get old. thats what else it foreshadows. =[

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?

i was surprised. i dont know why he wasnt and i really wondered.

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?

yes thats what i expected but i wasnt sure why he avoided her. it kind of annoyed me.

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?

I thought Bella would faint. i also thought, "Oh great, someone's going to lose it."

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?

I thought that maybe she'd actually be afraid. yes. i was definitely hoping i was wrong.

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?

yes.

8) What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?

she needed to get over it. yes she was overreacting!

9) What did you think when Bella said, 'Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want?" What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?

I think she was trying to get Edward to be upset or feel guilty. I dont remember his reaction.
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1) When did you figure out that 'Gran' was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?

I pretty much had an idea of what was going on when Edward just walked out in plain daylight like that, it was a very un-Edward like thing to do.

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?

I don't think it does, because, at that time, that is really all she is worrying about.

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?

I was a little surprised, because he usually changes and rushes back before she wakes up. I really don't know why he wasn't there or what he could be doing. Maybe he knew she would like to be alone on her birthday, to get her mood in check?

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?

I assumed that he would have at least warmed up to her a little bit, he wouldn't necessarily have had to be closer to her physically, just emotionally.

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?

At first all I could think was "Ouch, those hurt!" Then I remembered that I was reading a book about VAMPIRES and I began to freak out. Sometimes it's so easy to forget that the Cullen's aren't necessarily "normal" people in the human-ish sense of the word.

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?

I thought that Bella would avoid the house for a considerable amount of time, give things a chance to smooth over, but then I felt that she would want to reinstate herself there, to show that there were no hard feelings.

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?

I knew he wouldn't dare! Bella would throw the fit of the century!

8)What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?

I didn't think it was overreacting by Bella standards. It's her party and she could not have one is she wanted to. But she had to know they would completely disregard her.

9) What did you think when Bella said, 'Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want' ? What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?

I thought it was something she probably should have kept to herself, given Edward's demeanor. All in all though, he handled it well. At least he didn't break anything.
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#1) When did you figure out that 'Gran' was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?
Answer: It totally took me by suprise! I never saw it coming! :shock:

#2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?
Answer: No. Because I don't see anything else that it foreshadows.

#3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?
Answer: Hmm? I never really noticed! Holy Crow! I'm losing my mind! :!: :!: :!: :!:

#4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?
Answer: It didn't suprise me. I didn't expect anything to change after Twilight. There weren't any real changes between them in Phoenix. Jasper is just being cautious.

#5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?
Answer: I freaked! :shock:

#6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?
Answer: I got spoiled by a friend of mine who had already read New Moon, so I already new what would happen. But it still made me cry. :cry:

#7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?
Answer: No way, Edward would never do that! (Would he?) :?:

#8) What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?
Answer: No. I hate my birthdays too because it means I'm getting older (duh) which is Bella's reason too. I totally understand!

#9) What did you think when Bella said, 'Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want' ? What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?
Answer: I thought that Edward would go to extremes to prevent Alice from biting Bella.
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1) When did you figure out that 'Gran' was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?
Right before Bella did. The fact that Gran's face was consistently mirroring Bella's tipped me off immediately. It was all too surreal. I kind of saw it coming, and I thought it was funny how Edward wasn't showing up, a bit of mythological stuff about vampires that makes me giggle.

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?
Not really, I think it was pretty much just her perpetual fear of getting older, especially now officially older than Edward.

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?
I was very surprised he wasn't there, at the end of the dream I thought it had been him kissing her on her cheek that caused her to wake up.

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?
I wasn't shocked to see Jasper hesitance. He's been apart of the Cullen family for quite some time and still struggles. Just because Bella was becoming more of a ::coughcough:: permanent fixture in the house didn't mean he was going to be able to change decades of behavior he'd aquired before joining the Cullen family.

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?
The second it happened my heart started to jump, I could only imagine, as it unfolded the way I figured, how Jasper would react. I wasn't surprised at all that it was he who immediately negatively reacted to the sight of her blood.

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?
I wasn't sure what the reprecussions would be, I figured we'd just be seeing a lot less Jasper so he could get a handle on himself, maybe Bella would have to avoid the Cullen house for some time to give them all a big of space. I had no idea things would turn out the way they did.

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?
For, like, a half of a second, I thought Edward might have bought her a new car. But c'mon. This boy is not dumb. Bella would have killed him for two reasons. 1) She absolutely LOVES her truck, it has "personality," and what's better than that? and 2) that would've required money, which was her biggest rule for him. He's definitely a LOT smarter than that.

8: What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?
While part of me thought she was overreacting just a skoch, I get it. I can put myself in her position and understand her immediate hesitance and anger at becoming suddenly older than Edward.

9) What did you think when Bella said, 'Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want' ? What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?
He said "This isn't going to be your last birthday Bella," and part of me knew how sad it would be for Bella to hear that. Being inside her mind in these stories is great, beacuse we're literally inside the mind of the "outsider" in a group of people she's closest with. I knew how hard that must've been for her, to have the one person she loves the most, the one person she wants to be like more than anything else, tell her the day she officially becomes older than him that she's not going to get what she wants. It is sad...but I get where Edward is coming from as well. He wants the best for the girl he's in love with, and to him, the life he leads is not that.
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1) When did you figure out that 'Gran' was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?

Right before Bella. I didn't see it coming until it became obvious.

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?

No, I don't. That was Bella's fear, and her dreams usually confirm what is foremost on her mind. That was bothering her extremely at that point in the book, and I just saw it as a weird dream that conveyed that message.

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?

I was mildly surprised. I just assumed that he was off planning something for Bella.

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?

I did, actually, but that was a completely different circumstance. Everyone was on edge and I think they could ignore the danger more in the Phoenix situation. Everything came back to life when that was over, however, and we all know that Jasper doesn't trust himself.

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?


BLOOD. I didn't know what would happen. I don't think I had a real reaction, I was just absorbed in what was going to happen next. I thought that they would become uncomfortable and that some of the vampires would run away from it.

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?

I thought that Edward wouldn't take Bella near the Cullen's house anymore. Well, not just that, but I thought that he would try to separate Jasper and Bella. I'm not sure why I thought that, but I acutally think that my first thought was that it would blow over. Of COURSE if there was exposed blood, at least one of the vampires would react!

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?


Nope, not really. Didn't cross my mind. Bella likes her truck. I thought he was just trying to get under her skin. ;)

8) What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?

No, that's how Bella is. That's her personality. Sometimes, I don't want any attention either.

9) What did you think when Bella said, 'Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want' ? What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?

I thought he would be hurt by that and then talk with Alice.
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1) When did you figure out that 'Gran' was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?
Ah! I had no idea! I'm really slow when it comes to those things in books. When Stephenie wrote when she moved her hand and so did "Gran" I was like "Woah! Gran's in the mirror!" and then I realized Gran was Bella in the mirror, and my eyes were wide. :shock:

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?
Bella's dream would have turned out to be real if she took that option. If Edward never left, I think he would have made her take that option. If Edward never left, the Volturi wouldn't have come into the story, so then there would be no emergency to turn Bella into a vampire. But really, it probably was just mainly a fear.

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?
Actually, I never thought about that until now. I'm not sure...though I don't think he stayed every night.

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?
It wasnt a surprise. I kind of knew it would go back like that.

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?
Immediate reaction: Shoot! Shoot! Oh boy....
After that it was blurry, but it wasnt unpredictable. Jasper goes, Edward protects, Bella falls, uh oh.

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?
I understood how Edward took it. I didn't think she wouldn't be allowed at the Cullens, but I still wasnt sure. I wasnt really thinking at that time because all I noticed was how distant Edward seemed.

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?
No. Although I think he should have, I knew he didn't.

8) What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?
I did not think she was overreacting in a bad way, because she had a good reason to be overreacting in the first place.

9) What did you think when Bella said, 'Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want' ? What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?
Edward's reaction was the same as it was in Twilight. I dont believe Bella really thought Alice would give her what she wanted.
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1) When did you figure out that 'Gran' was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?
yes I was suprized. It kind of scaryed me for a second. When Edward walked out into the sun when "Her Grandma" was there"


2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?
Yes, becuse she knows Edward doesnt want to change her and she think that is how it will end up.

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?
Yes, and I think he was trying to tell Alice not to have the party. She was the only on to not give in for the party

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?
Yes, I would have hoped for him to at least shake her hand over come close to wish her a happy party. But Edward most likely still doesnt want him near her incase of something bad happening....

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?
I though that it could be good, but I never though of Jasper to attack her. I knew if something like that happened Edward would be all over it knowing him,

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?
I felt really bad for Jasper, but I thought that Alice and him would just stay away from Bella. (ALice trying to make jasper happy.) I thought that Bella could come over, but Jasper would just be outside over with Emmett keeping distance.

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?
NO, I thought that he would have a smart way of giving her something else so she couldnt make him return it.

8.What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?
No, I think that she didnt like the Cullens wasting there money one her. I would fell guilty if they wasted money on presents and cakes and all kinds of thing for me
9) What did you think when Bella said, 'Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want' ? What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?
He proable was to happy. He doesnt want her to be like him. She wants him and he wants her...but he doesnt want her to be a "monster". She could careless....Im glad he lightens up for her
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1) When did you figure out that 'Gran' was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?
Yes, I was actually.

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?
No; I think it was just her worrying about growing older.

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?
Yes, I was surprised. I don't know.

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?
I just thought it was just to be safe. No.

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?
I was like- "oh crap!" I thought about how it happened so fast.

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?
No

8) What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?
I thought it was a given considering her situation. A bit, I mean she could have been a little happier.

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