I can't believe I've never come across this thread before! It's so weird to see something I posted in another thread posted here, but not by me lol. Weird good, though!
Anyway, pretty much everything I wanted to say about la tua cantante and singers, roseaurora posted my quote on. Sorry to tredge up the past, but I just read through the novel-length past nineteen pages of posts (!) and the one thing that I have GOT to comment on is the idea of the Cullen Road Trip - LOVE this idea. Worldwide tour of visiting other vampires! Jacob and Rosalie stuck in the same RV is HILARIOUSLY entertaining. I think he would definitely leave his pack, and they would have to rejoin Sam's. Jake is the natural Alpha, so I don't think that Leah could lead the pack, because it's not in her genetics. Which kind of sucks for Leah. But then I don't think she'd rejoin the pack; I think she'd leave and do her own thing, like she told Jacob she was going to and I don't think Sam would stop her. Without the vampires around, there wouldn't be a need for shapeshifting to keep happening. She could start aging and living her own life again away from La Push and leave her werewolf years behind.
And also, the question asking if Jasper and Maggie's powers were mental or physical: Maggie, I think, would be a sort of gut instinct thing. She just knows, without a doubt. Snap judgement. Mental, I would think. And Jasper, physical. It has to be, because he can feel Bella's emotions, so she's not blocking him. I like the idea that he knows in his heart how people feel; that he can just feel it radiating from them, and can push what he wants them to feel out of himself and onto them.
Which brings me me to the latest question:
What is Bella and Edward's biggest issue?
I have to agree with ringswraith, and say insecurity; and then agree with Jazz Girl and say communication, because the latter is a consequence of the first. Bella feels so inferior to Edward's general awesomeness that it has an effect on how she sees herself as well as what she says to him. And in the same breath, Edward is so insecure that Bella isn't safe that he holds things back from her.
But then also, the two of them being so aware of each other being insecure. Edward refuses to hunt in between New Moon and Eclipse, because he knows that Bella is so insecure with her abandonment issues and is terrified that he won't return; so he doesn't leave. Which makes Bella feel guilty that he's doing it because of her, and creates all these negative emotions (poor Jasper) between the two of them that needn't be there. Edward is on the lookout for her being worried about Victoria (or whoever happens to be out to kill her at the time) that he hides information from her, or drags her over to Jacksonville to keep her away from knowing. Of course, Jacob knows, and Bella knows that he'll tell her, and makes him tell her. Which makes her feel insecure that Edward wouldn't tell her, that she might not be important enough to know or that he is thinking so much about her fears and doing so much to stop them and she can never keep up. And makes Edward insecure that she runs to Jacob, who tells her everything, which makes Edward jealous of Jacob and worried that she trusts him more. Their vicious circle of insecurity and lack of communication is their biggest issue.
Second to that, I'd say how differently they think. Their contrasting opinions often cause arguments between them; Bella's opinion of the wolves being dangerous is so different to Edward's that he tries to stop her from going to La Push, and that causes a lot of tension. As does Edward's opinion of Bella's pregnancy differ from hers, which puts a lot of things between them, between Edward's guilt that he did this to her, and Bella's guilt that she's putting him through pain.
Uber-post over, apologies!
'Out of nowhere, she was perched on Jasper's back, her lips at his neck.
Jasper chuckled, shaking his head. "You truly are one frightening little monster."' ~APPC~