Literary Crusader wrote:I disliked the way Bella and Jacob had their mutual romantic feelings for one another completetely dissolve after Jacob imprinted on Nessie - it's not as if it never happened, and the story should have reflected that.
And was anyone else chagrined (to use one of Ms. Meyer's favorite words) that it was implied that Jacob's feelings for Bella were all because of unborn Nessie? Firstly, it implies that he was in love with her gamete - ugh. Secondly, shouldn't he have been attracted to Edward, too? Nessie's his daughter, too. Seriously.
I think you kind of misunderstood. I think Jacob and Bella are deeply connected and this is not only because of Nessie. But themselves. Jacob represented a new life to Bella. Maybe in a world without Edward, Jacob would have been her mate. In a world without supernatural. But this is not what happened.
Bella fell in love with Jacob in New Moon. I almost cheered for them in NM. Their friendship became too strong, then Edward came back and things got complicated. I desliked that because I wanted Bella to be with Edward and everyone was sufferinng. And Bella told that to Jacob. How that feelling went too far. But it was time for both of them grew up. She wanted Jacob on her life, but in the right way, as friends.
I think the garnet thind was during the pregnancy. The way Bella behaved, almost childlike. It made me remember of Claire and Quil - or Embry? I always forget the name. It was disturbing, even for Jacob. And they were under pression. Bella was dying. The child was a mystery. I knew Jacob was going to smooth as soon as he imprinted. And their relationship went back to trail- as friends, almost siblings.