And the questions just get more personal. I expect that all Hell will break loose when those ladies from the HH show up later. Sigh...
For Jazz Girl : That book that you refer to brings up both positive and negative feelings for me. I don't like the idea of everyone having access to each and every personal thought of mine, both horrific and private. My wife says it's good for me so that I can understand how invasive my ability to read minds seems to everyone else. Then on the flip side, what I see as positive is that you can perhaps begin to appreciate how truly difficult it was for me to love Bella in those early days. I think the moment that would best put it into perspective for you would be the moment where I had to drain her blood of the venom from James' bite. Never before had I tasted anything so perfect as her blood. And never before had I wanted to save anyone from myself as much as I did in that moment. It was both magnificent and horrifying at the same time. Had Carlisle not been by my side, I shudder to think that I might not have been able to stop. I believe I would have, if only to save the woman I love. But we will never know for certain. And for that, I am grateful.
You also asked about the moment I saw Bella coming down the stairs at our wedding. My thoughts at that time were a combination of amazement that such a beautiful and delicate woman loved me enough to marry me, and lustfulness that within hours I would share such intimates with her as I couldn't even imagine.
For corona: Where did you ever get that idea? I assure you, Felix's mind is rather basic and considering a relationship with Bella was the LAST thing on his mind! He'd rather eat her than... um... well, I'll let you finish that one.
Jazz Girl , you are probably the most inquisitive person today! Aren't you one of those HH ladies? I can't tell you where we currently live as we're trying to avoid a few certain, um, European friends, if you take my meaning. But I can say that we moved away from Forks a few years ago so as to give Renesmee some freedom of where she can go without drawing too much attention to her rapid development. The people in Forks would have been suspicious had we stayed much longer. Currently, we are living with Carlisle and Esme and the rest of the family pops in from time to time.
I don't much care for apes, but you might want to ask Emmett. I find them rather smelly beasts.
And my favorite memory of the last few years was the one night while hunting with my family, Jacob thought he could out run Bella and she completely and totally whipped his furry little wolf rear end! While Renesmee laughed and laughed and laughed! That was... priceless!
For TwiHardPotterFan: I think the career that I'm working on right now is fatherhood! I've never done it before and I never expected to do it. Considering that I have a nearly unique child, there aren't many parenting manuals out there giving advice on how to raise your rapidly developing hybrid human/vampire daughter who has a werewolf permanently attached to her.
For SwanCullen: As amazed as I was to hear my daughter's mind, it was even more astonishing to see the images she grants me. I can't really describe it. It isn't like watching a movie or television. It's more like being able to see through her eyes. It's very strange and yet beautiful at the same time.
She said yes, and that's all that matters....