I get what you are saying, but I think that with Jacob now in the picture, and the treaty on the verge of breaking, they can't just run off. It would be leaving too much of the book open, and unexplained. There are so many paths Stephenie can choose to take with this third book that that they have to be closed before Edward and Bella can make a run for it. Though I hope and wish someone doesn't die, I do think that Bella, Edward and Jacob are going to have some battles ahead of them that can't be ignored. Bella has to talk to Jacob, and work things out with him. The cullens have to deal with the treaty ploblem. And even then, the Volturi cold come back at any moment.Anna Matronic wrote:Yes, it would be sad for anyone to die, but Stephenie Meyer has kind of trapped herself in a twisted love triangle. I had a whole conversation about this with my friends. Either death, or Edward and Bella will go to the clan in Denali. I think running away to Alaska sounds more realistic than someone dying, myself.
In short, I think that a death (if there has to be) is more realistic. The open ends of the book have to be tied off. So inevitably, if there is going to be a death, I think it will be in this book. I hope this makes sense....I'm kind of scatter-brained right now.