Chapter Ten: Scent

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Post by Alda Rethe » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:52 pm

1. Jacob says "C'mon you think someone is going to get past all -- all six of us?" Do you think his pause has to do with using the word werewolves as Bella suspects or do you think it has to do with the fact that Jacob has already been forbidden to reveal that the number of werewolves have been growing?

Ahh, I've never noticed that before. That was a pretty weak rationalization of Bella's, yeah? It probably does have to do with pack numbers.

2. What did you think of Edward's new found acceptance of Bella's judgment when it comes to her friendship with Jacob?

I thought it was extremely selfless of Edward, and Jacob's harsh explanation, that Edward's subtly manipulating her and playing the same game he is, hurts. I think Edward really did see how it had been hurting Bella and their relationship when he'd been so antagonistic and restraining about her and Jake. So he decided to cut down on the overprotectiveness.

3. What was it that Bella caught a fleeting glimpse of in Edward's eyes as he left on page 237?

A mix of wariness, worry, envy, and self-doubt, probably. Poor Edward. :(

4. What do you think of Edward and Jacob taking turns provoking each other by marking Bella with their scents and accentuating their relationships with her in front of each other?

Typical display of male testosterone and dominance. :roll: Very funny although I think I'd get peeved about it if I were Bella.
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Post by twilightteacher » Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:57 am

1. Jacob says "C'mon you think someone is going to get past all -- all six of us?" Do you think his pause has to do with using the word werewolves as Bella suspects or do you think it has to do with the fact that Jacob has already been forbidden to reveal that the number of werewolves have been growing?

Wow I never thought that maybe Jake wouldn't be able to share the numbers. I thought it was his aversion to using the word warewolf. That makes alot of sense though.

2. What did you think of Edward's new found acceptance of Bella's judgment when it comes to her friendship with Jacob?

I thought maybe Carlisle had a talk with Edward about it all. I did think that it was smart of him to let her be friends with Jacob. He would only push her away by restricting who she could be friends with.

3. What was it that Bella caught a fleeting glimpse of in Edward's eyes as he left on page 237?

I'm not sure what it was. I thought maybe he was hurt. I thought it still sort of related to what happened in the garage when he realized that riding motorcycles was something Bella wanted to do with Jacob and not Edward. I know I felt slightly morose after reading that paragraph.

4. What do you think of Edward and Jacob taking turns provoking each other by marking Bella with their scents and accentuating their relationships with her in front of each other?

I think it's typical boy behavior. It's showing off. Of course since one is a warewolf and the other a vampire the way they show off (by scent) is a little different...but some of the actions (hugs, kisses, etc.) are very human boy behaviors.

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Post by elysiepiecie » Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:08 pm

1. Jacob says "C'mon you think someone is going to get past all -- all six of us?" Do you think his pause has to do with using the word werewolves as Bella suspects or do you think it has to do with the fact that Jacob has already been forbidden to reveal that the number of werewolves have been growing?
I think that it has to do with the numbers issue. He has to listen to Sam, so he is a bit restrained in his answer.

2. What did you think of Edward's new found acceptance of Bella's judgment when it comes to her friendship with Jacob?
I was happy. It was nice to realize that what was going on was hurting Bella and that he should make sure that she's happy...as long as it doesn't hurt her safety. I think he's accepted the fact that Jacob would protect Bella.

3. What was it that Bella caught a fleeting glimpse of in Edward's eyes as he left on page 237?
I think that it was a bit of jealousy. He knows what is going on in Jacob's mind and is jealous of things he thinks of Bella and the way they can act around each other.

4. What do you think of Edward and Jacob taking turns provoking each other by marking Bella with their scents and accentuating their relationships with her in front of each other?
I thought it was pretty funny. Good old fashioned competition, supernatural style.

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Post by jaspersfanpire » Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:56 pm

1. He was keeping their numbers a secret.

2. I was really happy that Edward stopped being so stubborn and decided that he could trust Bella. I thought it was very sweet when he said that he didn't want this to drive a wedge between them.

3. I think it was worry. Even though he might trust Bella's judgment to an extent, he still can't help worrying about her safety.

4. I thought it was really funny. Just two guys messing with each other.
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