Cocoa wrote:Edward can't be around Bella when she's bleeding without being in intense temptation'"to the point of pain.
I do not equate the desire to drink from Bella and being in love with Bella as the same thing. I took the above from the PC and with Edward commenting on her smelling the same as always when she found him in Italy...he thought he was in hell...to mean that it is truely a painful experince to deny such a blood lust. It is his love of her that keeps him from satisifing that inner demon.
This is what I was tring to say...I wasn't attempting to argue the point of her being turned or not...just to say that it isn't her blood that he's in love with.
Maybe not, but I think it's part of the attraction, even if it causes him pain (besides which, the PC says it's "when [Bella]'s bleeding", which I don't think is all the time, clumsy as she may be, that Edward feels pain; I'm thinking that it's quite not so painfully acute otherwise). And, while I love that Stephenie answers questions and provides a lot of extras, if it's not in the text...