TeamEdward1918 wrote:Jazz Girl wrote:1) Breaking Dawn- Wedding. " All I really saw was Edward's face; it filled my vision and overwhelmed my mind. His eyes were a buttery, burning gold; his perfect face was almost severe with the depth of his emotion. And then, as he met my awed gaze, he broke into a breathtaking smile of exultation." (BD, p 48)
There are many more, but those three are it for me. The moments when I truly believe the adage, "Edward Cullen ruined it for mortal men."
Well said, especially this last one. Love that last line too...he really did, haha. I almost feel bad for all the guys in the world, a fictional character raised the bar
Hahahahaha! Almost. I wanted to add another one that I don't know if I saw in my quick perusal. It's actually from one of the Twilight Outakes- The Extended Prom Remix Edition. I am sure most of you on these threads have read them, but if you haven't, this is one of my favorites because it is so sweet and romantic. As a background, there are a few key differences. And, this scene is one of them. In the remix, the chapter opens with Alice and Rosealie dressing and getting Bella ready for the prom (they don't tell her what they are getting her ready for) Alice shows Bella exactly how gorgeous she looks and then, after making Edward turn around and promise not to "peek", sets her in front of Edward:
He pivoted immediately, and then froze in place, his topaz eyes wide. I could feel the heat creep up my neck and then stain my cheeks. He was so beautiful; I felt a flicker of the old fear, that he was just a dream, not possibly real. He was wearing a tuxedo, and he belonged on a movie screen, not next to me. I stared at him in awed disbelief. He walked slowly toward me, hesitating a foot away when he reached me.
"Alice, Rosealie...thank you," he breathed without looking away from me. I heard Alice chuckle in pleasure.
He stepped, forward cupping one cold hand under my jaw, and stooping to press his lips to my throat.
"It is you," he murmured against my skin. He pulled away, and there where white flowers in his other hand.
"Freesia, " he informed me as he pinned them into my curls. "Completely redundant, as far as fragrance is concerned, of course." He leaned back, looking me over again. He smiled his heart-stopping smile. "You are absurdly beautiful."
"You took my line," I kept my voice a light as I could manage. "Just when I convince myself that you're actually real, you show up looking like this and I'm afraid I'm dreaming again."
He scooped me swiftly into his arms. He held me close to his face, his eyes burning as he pulled me even closer.
(Twilight Outtakes; Extended Prom Remix, p 5)