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 was surprised. I'm not very perceptive, so things like that always get me.

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 that the dream was purely about Bella being afraid of getting older.
3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?

No I wasn't. I don't know why I wasn't, but I wasn't.

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 didn't really expect them to be closer. Jasper still has trouble with self-control, so he's trying to be careful by keeping his distance.

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

My immediate reaction involves profanity and lots of it. What happened after was sort of the expected reaction.

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 wouldn't be able to be at the Cullen house for a while, but then things would get back to normal.

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

Yes, I thought Edward might have bought her a car.

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

I was a little surprised that Bella didn't want to celebrate, but I think in her situation she didn't overeact.

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?

Bella knows that Alice is on her side when it comes to becoming a vampire, and what better present could they give her? Edward's reaction was typical Edward.
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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 saw it coming. I also figured it out as soon as I read it.
2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?
No, because Bella's age is something she's really sensitive about, so anything else would just get in the way.
3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?
I was actually a little surprised. I think he contemplating wether to leave or not.
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 think Jasper was still taking precautions around Bella, even though he helped save her butt in Phoenix. Not really. I mean, Jasper will always be a little more careful around humans than any other Cullen.
5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?
I was like, "Oh crap. Jasper's going to lose it." Again, I guessed correctly!!
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 Jasper would just have to leave the room whenever Bella was over. She would still come over because of Alice, and Edward, and Emmett (though, that was more towards the end of the book).
7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?
Nah. Edward wouldn't do something like that without quietly asking her about her opinion about geting a new car.
8) What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?
No. Bella doesn't seem like a party-person.
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 Bella meant that Alice might change her, and that was the reason Edward flipped out.
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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 realized it very late. Just before Bella realized it herself. I got it at the moment bella said/was thinking that her grandma was standing in a weird way with her arm away of her body.

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 it's just Bella's fear of getting older. Why? Because Edward promised her something at the end of Eclipse and he wouldn't break that promise. That would be very mean and i think he wouldn't do that. The dream was to describe us how much Bella wanted to stay with edward (whitout getting older off course).

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

Actually no i wasn't surprised. Well i expected that they sometimes need time alone. Or don't they?

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?

Jasper has a hard time on keeping on the 'vegetarian' dieet. I wasn't surprised i think Edward has to do with this one. He probably said to Jasper to keep distance, i can easely see him do that...

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

I was thinking: shoot!!!!!!!! (and i was holdig my breath :lol: ). I was stunned for what happened after that....

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?

Maybe she would need to stay away from Jasper for a while? I dunno

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

Nope she would have been furious about it. He nows her very well and i didn't thought he would risk it.

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

A little overreacting yes. But if i think of it i understand why she does has it.

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?

It was mean of here to say but it was the only way to see Edwards face about it. Edward reaction was harsh but what would you expect?

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Wow, lots of questions but this was a loaded chapter ok...

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?

Just a little bit before Bella did when she say that "Gran" positioned herself awkwardly like she was giving someone a hug.

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

I thought it foreshadowed that he wasn't going to turn her as she had hoped he would at the end of Twilight. But I thought it was an incredibly sweet dream though. I mean there's Edward still in love and wanting to be with her no matter what even when she is old. I thought it was heartwarmin gnot horrifying. After this scene my mild dislike for Bella grew a bit.

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

I didn't really think about it much. I didn't really think that he was staying everynight at that point but I guess he was off hunting or something.

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 think he was still trying to be precautious even though he had proen to himself that he can control himself but he didn't want to really push it I guess. I did expect them to be a bit closer after the ordeal in Phoenix but then again Jasper has always had this shroud of mystery around him so it wasn't an absolute shocker to me.

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

I don't think I had a chance for an immediate reaction it all happened so quickly. I guess I thought that they would all back away from her while Carlisle fished a bandaid out for her. But when Jasper went for her, I was shocked. I knew that he had more trouble restraining but it really showed the animalisitic side of the vampires even if they are more civilized it's still there. He reacted quicker than the thoughts of her finger bleeding were able to process. I was a bit shaken up.

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?

Yes I thought it was going to be something as simple as that for extra precaution she won't go near Jasper/the Cullens home.

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

For a moment I thought that he had but I knew Bella would raise hell and be angry with him so he wasn't going to do it.

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 bit overboard with how she was reacting to everything. All it was was that the people who loved her wanted her to have a nice celebration for her birthday and I know she "doesn't want to be older than Edward" but she was taking to too far because technically she never could be as old as 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?

I think that Edward acted appropriately because since Bella is so young she doesn't realize how much she would be missing because she hasn't seen the decades that Edward or the other vampires have seen thorughout their exsistence.
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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 knew she was gran since the begining because to me it was kind of obious.

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's just her fear, but it scares me to think that she's having a vision of the future or something like that like she won't be changed and she'll die!!!

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?
yeah i was surprised (the second time i read the book not the first time i read the book because i read new moon first then twilight so i didn't know he stayed at Bella's house). he probably wasn't there because otherwise he would have told her happy b-day!!

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 would have expected him to be over his weakness for Bella and maybe he did but maybe the warning that Edward gave him was pretty strong so he just kept his distance.

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?
i was like NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! i was sad because everything was ruined and then HE LEFT!!!

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 her to his house anymore but nothing else.

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

What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?
no i don't think she was because if u don't want to be reminded that your older you don't want people to tell you that's your
b-day

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 knew what she ment but didn't give it much thought. i know he was so mad inside

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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?

A: Not til the very last minute and I was shocked.

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

A: No. Don't know.

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

A: Yes. I thought he might be hunting.

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?

A: Yes, I was surprised.

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

A: Ha! For a second I didn't even think "Oops, blood and vampires". I think my reaction matched Bella's.

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?

A: Yes.

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

A: No.

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

A: Given her desire to be wth Edward, no. Again she doesn't like being the center of attention. And this would make her just that along with reminding her of what she doesn't want to be reminded.

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?

A: I'm having trouble remembering but if he was mad or annoyed then I think it's still our Edward. :D
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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?
When she saw herself at the mirror. Yes, I really thought it was her grandma.

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?
Yes, she's scared of getting old because she will be older than Edward in a certain way.

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?
No. I thought that "Somedays he stay with her and somedays no".

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 thought that it was normal. Yes, I expected him to be more closer to her after he told her really good things that helped her.

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?
Oh, the style of Bella. I couldn't believe at first that Jasper tried to attack her, all was so quickly.

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

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?
Not really, they were only commentaries.

8) What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?
Something weird but also comprehensive. Moreless, she was angry and worried at the fact she was getting older.

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 2 thinks: "Of course to be a vampire" and "Alice maybe will buy her what she wants". The reaction, obviously he doesn't want her to become a vampire.
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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 was slow I realized that Bella was Gran when she reached to touch her finger but she instead touched the mirror. I was surprised and didn't see it coming, I actually didn't imagine the book starting like that.

Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?
Yes, She kind of soesn't wasnt to loose Edward , so getting old is a disadvantage for that matter.

Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?
I wasn't surpriced because for my understanding he always leaves in the morning to change but never that early he usually waited for Bella to wake up.

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 kind of thought that Jasper knew how Bella can be, so he stayed away just in case.Even though I actually thought that Jasper could be more comfortable around Bella after that trip.

What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?
My reaction was like Oh no what will they do. After that I was surprised I thought that Jasper had a bit of more self control.

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Alphie wrote: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 when the chapter started. I knew while reading Twilight that she would have like an illusion of her old and Edward eternally youthful at some point in time and I knew it would be before her next birthday. I wasn't too surprised event hat the book opened with that.

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 it also foreshadows her fear of her dying and then him being alone and depressed, doing god-knows-what.

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

He was probably doing something for her birthday without her realizing. I forgot that he wasn't there when she woke up, but now that I remember and reread this, I am abit surprised.

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 kind of did expect them to be alil bit closer, but it wasn't a huge shocker. It's still Jasper in the end.

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

I felt horrible for Bella, and even worse for Edward because the stress he must have been under and the guilt he felt.

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 didnt think that, I just figured they'd more or less plastic-bubble her, keeping her away from everything and anything that could harm her, even pens and papers and windows and stairs.

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

No, I just figured he was planning something in the future.

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

Kind of but not totally. She wants what she wants on her birthday, and she gets what she wants. I kind of feel bad that she can't even enjoy it in the least, though because of her anxiety over it.

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?
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