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i don't think they'll do it like that, because they'll first movre to a deserted area, e.g. alaska, or like this small island in the pacific that belongs to the Cullens which was swooned about in so many fanfics ;-), so they'll probably won't worry about this at first. and when bella controls her thirst etc., it actually think she and Edward will live by themselves for a while. a freshly married couple doesn't always want to live with the rest of the family, right? (joking. they never do, in my opinion =)) so much about the bella/sister part. also, if they'll live with the rest of the cullens again, then i think they might just change the story. as in, a group of friends and cousins that have decided to live together. i don't think people will wonder about that, i mean, everyone sees the cullens are outsiders and don' mix up with the rest of the world, exept for jobs and schools. but bella might change that, if she misses humanity.
phew, so much about that :) if i said anything wrong about their future, please say so, cause i haven't read the first chapter of BD yet, so i don't know much about it.

about the actual question: Edward has been living for 107 years, so he practically is not underage. and on his current passport, he is also older than seventeen now. i mean, he was seventeen when bells was seventeen, so he will probably also "celebrate his 19th birthday" soon, if he hasn't already. also, i don't know about it exactly, because laws are different here in germany, but i think it depends on the state, i.e. in some parts of the states two people under 21 may have sexual intercourse if they don't have more than this and this many years between them. or something :? i don't even know all those complicated laws in germany, so don't even bother to ask me about the states! but also, i thin k if stuff like that doesn't work anywhere in the states, i'm sure it works in some ther places in the world. but please correct me if i'm wrong.

by the way, this "netspeak is unattractive" thing is way scary. i really didn't get it at first. :roll:
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sorry for posting twice in a row. it's not going to happen again.

for those of you who said that bells wouldn't be a Hale, i agree. and for those of you that said that the Cullens mostly live illegally, i agree aswell.

what i actually meant to say was that i found a good site about all those "sexual consent age laws." here's the link for those, who, like me, have started wondering about all the right laws because of this thread:http://www.coolnurse.com/consent.htm

but honestly, i don't get most of this. it's so complicated :? if someone knows anything better, go ahead and explain it, i'm too ignorant and tired =(
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Lawane wrote:I think she shouldn't be a Hale because it would be quite odd, when Rosalie and Jasper are blonds and Bella in a brunette and so. I think that she'd just be a Swann.
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its called genetics
don't you remeber seeing the box thingy with the mom and dad genetic letters?
both of your parents can be brunnettes and end up with a blonde child
we know someone who has parents with brown hair and eyes and their 4th child has blonde hair and blue eyes
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I don't reckon it would work. Plus, waay too much of a coincidence! Oh, our kids just happened to pair off...
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About the Edward/Bella age thing: In Edward's life (meaning when he grew up as a human) he would have already been considered a man at the age of 17. He would have either already set out to make his own way in the world or have been about to. It was expected. Men got jobs, got married, and had families.

I don't think that Edward would even be thinking about it because of both this reason and the fact that he's much older than 17 now. Bella doesn't think about his age in the manner of 'how-old-was-he-when-he-became-a-vampire', but rather in, 'I-love-him-and-I-don't-care-that-he's-a sparkly-vampire-who's-much-older-than-me-despite-the-fact-that-he-died-younger-than-me'. And as for the rest of the world, It's apparently quite easy for the Cullens to make any fake ID they might require, so passing Edward off as a 18-19-20 year old would work out. (Anything over 20 is pushing it, I would think, for the fake ID).

About the 'family situation' after Bella is turned: I think that she and Edward are likely to spend time acknowledging that they are a married couple and it will not matter that she was not "adopted" into the family because she will be married into it. However, after so long, she might end up having to be another adopted child or cousin of Esme.
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Post by Alice_Cullen_Fanatic »

Okay. Simple answer to this one.

NO ITS NOT.

My parents married young. My dad was 19, and my mom was 17 [and are still together I might add... :D ]. He did have to recieve parental consent for my mom to marry him. As soon as the marriage certificate was signed, my dad became her husband and legal guardian. So, until she turned 18, he had to sign all permission slips at school.... [the stories the could tell about that are hilarious! :lol: ].

But things might have changed since then. I wouldn't know exactly. My mom waited until she was 28 to have kids. But, based off of my parent's story, I don't think it would be illegal whatsoever. Besides, 18 is only a number. It only defines if you can be held legally accountable as an adult versus a juvenile.
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Where I'm from, if one of the couple is 18, the youngest the other one can be is like 2 years younger or something like that. But they better get a move on. She's getting close to that 2 year mark lol.

And, how cute is it your dad had to sign your mom's school permission slips? Like, "Honey, can I go on the senior class trip?" LOL. I love that!

Oh, and marrying young is NOT a problem. I'm 22 and I'm married. I've been best friends with my husband since I was 12. He IS the one. When you know it, you know it. Age doesn't matter.
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futuremrscullen wrote:Where I'm from, if one of the couple is 18, the youngest the other one can be is like 2 years younger or something like that. But they better get a move on. She's getting close to that 2 year mark lol.

And, how cute is it your dad had to sign your mom's school permission slips? Like, "Honey, can I go on the senior class trip?" LOL. I love that!

Oh, and marrying young is NOT a problem. I'm 22 and I'm married. I've been best friends with my husband since I was 12. He IS the one. When you know it, you know it. Age doesn't matter.
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agree: if youare meant to be together its great, we would totally support it (that's why we count down the days til the wedding)
disagree: most people that marry young are naive and thing they are meant to be together. in a couple years or less they end up divorced

the weird thing about this: we are only thirteen and sound like adults
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Post by elysiepiecie »

I don't think it's illegal. Different states have different age laws. I also don't think it matters because it will seem that Edward is the same age as Bella. Nobody knows that Edward is not the same age as Bella in Forks as they graduated together.
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Post by MoonStarWithWings »

The marriage isn't illegal.

And Edward's supposed to be the same age as Bella - only we know he's still 17, really.
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