Jazz Girl wrote:HoldingOutFor Jacob, I completely agree with you in that Jacob did have a sort of "claim" on Ness (I use that because I can't think of a better word). And, I think his was much more legitimate than Rose's, even if she is family. But, I think what it comes down to is that Edward absolutely has the right to be pissed at both of them. He is fighting for Bella's (Ness' mother's) life, trying to keep her alive to be able to mother her daughter. And, where are Jake and Rose? Downstairs fighting over Ness like she's a new toy given to brother and sister. Yes, someone needed to be caring for her. But, it just seems to me that both of them were so completely selfish and inconsiderate in these moments that it snaps my teeth together. This, together again with that idea of anyone else trying to interupt that bond between parent and child and I wouldn't have blamed Edward if he'd b#(@* slapped them both!! [/color]
Ok, I would totally agree with you but for two things.
Edward DID have a right to be annoyed with Jacob, IF he had just left Bella for dead and instead gone to see the baby. But first of all, that is hardly what happened. Jacob left the room because he believed Bella was dead, and he set off to kill the thing that had done it. Now, that wasn't right either, but it wasn't selfish, nor inconsiderate. It just was. Then, when he got downstairs and imprinted, OF COURSE he didn't think about Bella. We are all intelligent enough to know what imprinting does to a person - gravity shifts. All he could think about was Nessie, and I'm sure one of the main things he thought about was getting away from the awful, and, in his mind, murderous creature she was with. Think about it - your entire world centeres around a helpless baby, who is in the arms of someone who just basically backed the murder of someone you loved, and her brother loved, just so she could get what she wanted. Would you be ok with that??
Second of all, that's not why Edward was mad at Jacob. Edward was mad at Jacob because he imprinted on her.