i think it's a delicate balance between these two views. like Jake says in Eclipse, it would have been natural for them to be together and if there was no monsters or magic they would have effortlessly perfect.mandustries wrote:Unfortunately, I'm going to have to disagree on a point you've made Werewolf vs. Vampire. (This is the place to debate, right ... No hard feelings?)
I think there is no way, even is she had met Jacob and Edward in the reverse order, that she would have felt like any other girl at Forks High when meeting Edward. He would certainly feel the same about her, a point which SM seems to make perfectly clear. Bella is, after all, "La Tua Cantante." Her blood would not have been any different had she met Jacob first. She might have fallen madly in love with him, but she would have had the same extraordinary bond with Edward. It would just be a whole lot sadder for all parties involved, because Bella would have had to make an even more difficult choice, which, (to tie it back into the original question) would have shown her maturity, although not her selflessness ...Werewolf vs. Vampire wrote:I think they both love Bella, Edward just got to her first. If she had found Jacob, gone out with him, loved him (which she does), and then met Edward I think it would be a totally different story. She would have been like every other girl in the school. Granted she might have been eaten, but if she wasn't she would live happily ever after with Jacob. So I think YES Jacob is mature enough for her when not placed in comparison with Edward . . . . because he is 107.
does that even make sense? i'm a mess and i'm not even sure i'm explaining myself fully