If you were Bella...

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Post by emmett_<3 »

Hmmm. If i was Bella...i'd ditch the hopeless romantic and choose Jake! :]
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Post by atrociousprincess »

If I was Bella I definitely would have done something to stop Edward from leaving, like smacking some sense into him when he wasn't talking after the party (even though it wouldn't have hurt him...but I would have tried :roll: ). I also wouldn't have believed him in the woods...and if he still left I'd spend all my time thinking of ways to track him down and torture him :twisted: (I would have totally kept that stereo too!) So, I probably would never hang out with Jake because I'd be spending time with my Edward punching bag. WAIT, does that mean Edward wouldn't have come back for me? :shock: *punches Edward punching bag*
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Post by vampiregirlsince1918 »

Hmm... I cant say for sure but i dont think I would have believed Edward so easily that he didnt want me anymore. I wouldnt have dove off the cliff unless Jacob would've been there to make sure I didnt die. I wouldnt have kissed Jacob cause I would've been able to see that he was faking his threat. I would have told Edward yes when he asked me to marry him (the first time), even though "my mom" (Renee) had said all thoughs things I would've known (like Bella) that its true love and we will be together forever so I would take what (she thought) Renee would lecture about but still wouldn't make me not want to.
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I wouldn't have kissed Jacob, for sure. If I am in love with the perfect person I am not going to doubt that and kiss someone else! I think I would have rather remained clueless and not have more pain inflicted on Jacob and Bella. But it is kind of hard because she really was trying to make sure that Jacob didn't kill himself.

I probably would have just shut down like Bella when Edward left. To have your true love tell you that he doesn't love you would just shatter my whole world; and cause me to cling to anything I could just like Bella. Probably every action that Bella took -shutting down but throwing a tantrum when Charlie tries to send her to Florida- is how I would have reacted.

Well, except for jumping off a cliff. I am afraid of heights so that would be the number 1 reason why I wouldn't. Also I am a little more observant than Bella, so I would have taken into account the condition of the water I was jumping into. If it is really choppy and rough I wouldn't jump into it like Bella. I would have found another way to hear Edward's voice again.

I probably would have said yes to Edward when he asked Bella to marry him the first time. It doesn't matter what others would think because he is her true love. Might as well seal it as soon as possible before something else disastrous happens.

I think I would have tried harder than Bella to keep Edward from leaving me. I think I would have realized that Edward really does love me, so why is he lying and saying that nothing of it was true.
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Post by KT »

I would have done pretty much exactly what Bella did until Eclipse. First of all, I wouldn't have let Edward back into my life so easily and blindly after what he had just put me though. I wouldn't have stood for all his ridiculously controlling and possessive behavior and I definitely wouldn't have allowed it to cause me to act like such a jerk to my best friend (Jake). And after all that, I would have said so long to Edward, and chosen to walk the path of meaningful human life as opposed to purposeless eternal illusion of life.

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Post by RIP Cedric Diggory »

The only thing I Bella did that I didn't agree with was on Eclipse when she made Edward stay back with her instead of being with the rest of Cullens in the fight with the newborns. It was selfish, I thought.

Also in Twilight when she ran away from Jasper and Alice at the airport. She could have been more creative in getting James to think she was alone, or some other alternative plan. It almost got her killed.

Oh, and I SO would have kissed Jacob.
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bronzehairedgirl wrote:Would you have done anything differently than Bella? Would you have kissed Jacob? What would you have done when Edward left? Would you have jumped off the cliff?

This is the place to explain what you would have done differently than Bella and how it may have affected the events afterwards. You do not need to stick only to the questions I posed above. You can discuss any of Bella's actions you personally would do differently.
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I wouldn't have kissed Jacob! That was low, even for her. But at least she realized that she loved him, but that would never be enough for her. She loved Edward more, she couldn't be without him, and I'm glad she realized it.

I would have done exactly what Edward did. If she hadn't gone berserk, she wouldn't have been friends with Jacob, and she probably would have died with Laurent. She feels bad when Edward thinks about how he left her. I beg to differ, I kind of wanted him to, (this word sounds cruel but I can't think of better one) suffer a bit more. :twisted: He doesn't really realize how much she loves him. i want him to realize that so he never does that again.

I probably would have done the exact same thing as Bella. I missed Edward so much! To hear his voice... if Bella didn't do that, Alice would never have come back probably. I'm glad things turned out the way they did.
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RIP Cedric Diggory wrote:The only thing I Bella did that I didn't agree with was on Eclipse when she made Edward stay back with her instead of being with the rest of Cullens in the fight with the newborns. It was selfish, I thought.

Also in Twilight when she ran away from Jasper and Alice at the airport. She could have been more creative in getting James to think she was alone, or some other alternative plan. It almost got her killed.
Oh ya forgot about those things lol. I agree I wouldnt have made Edward stay cause I would believe they would be alright after the werewolves were helping them. And ya I wouldnt have run away from Jasper and Alice I would wait for Edward and know they all could help me get her back, much better than running off by myself would've helped.
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Post by Edward~Meant~4~Me! »

i dont thi nk i would of done much different then her. but i wouldnt have kissed jacob. i would have jumped off the cliff because if it wasnt for that alice wouldnt of thought she killed herself and then bella wouldnt of had to save edward therefore they might never be together. but theres a few things i might say or do differentally.
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Post by MissyN »

I think, when looking at what Bella would do as opposed to what we (people, unfortunately not living in the fictional world) would do, it's imperative to take realism into consideration. A few have already mentioned what a realistic emotional breakdown really is, like Bella fell into. It's also been mentioned that when Bella fell in with Jacob in Edward's absence, that it was as though she was trying to pull herself out of that hole.

Bella felt as though Edward had taken a part of her with him, which is true of all first true-loves, when it appears that they're over. As long as she may have wanted to believe Edward would come back, we also have to consider that Bella really did think Edward had just dropped her into an emotional pitfall when he left her in the forest. Can you say you wouldn't have thought of his parting words every single day? Sometimes the only way to get out of that hole, is to try and move on, even if you really aren't. Jacob, I think to Bella, was an offered hand out of that hole and I think her behaviour was reflective of an emotional clutch.

Would I have done the same? I would have been, to some degree, angry at Edward; how could you not be after such an intense relationship? I think my actions may have been similar to Bella's; but I also think they would have for a different reason- to make Edward angry, even though in all truth, he isn't really there. I also think I would be slower to accept his return to Forks after Italy. Bella is somewhat skeptic in the book, however I think I would have felt that more so. You don't just recover from something like Edward's cruel parting so quickly- no matter how much you love them. Especially a betrayal like that.

Not entirely sure that had a point, but there you go =)
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