1) Regarding the “honeymoon”, did you expect the outcome to be different, that Bella would have been hurt much worse? Or less?
I had a feeling the experience wouldn't be perfect. Edward is a cold statue, so I can't imagine the experience would have been comfortable...
What I didn't expect was Bella's reaction to the whole thing. I don't care how romantic your experience just was, if you write off your injuries as Bella did you are either a masochist and into extremely kinky stuff, or there's something severly wrong with you. Bella's justifications for the whole thing made it worse. "I know he didn't mean to hurt me. I know he feels bad about the whole thing. I know he says he won't do it again." Where have we heard that before?
...I just broke one of the rules by saying that, didn't I? Okay, Edward's actions were different than the thing I just implied in that he does have an excuse, Bella probably bled during the experience, (women do that during their first time,) and the blood might have made the whole thing more difficult, plus the thing was basically a constricter trying to snuggle with a bunny without crushing it to death. I just wanted Bella to acknowledge the fact that he was capable of hurting her. No, I'm not saying she should have dumped his shiny vampire butt right then and there and filed for a divorce, but she should have laid down the law. You know, stuff like, "Okay, no more X-treme snuggling. And I top."
2) In terms of Edward’s reaction to hurting Bella during the night. . . Do you think he was justified in expressing his anxiety by “souring Bella’s mood?”
Uh, yeah? I know he was sorry for what happened, so yeah, he should have killed the mood. They should have discussed what they would do to prevent that from happening again. Let's face it, the first time is very awkward, and as they got more comfortable they might have tried more...eclectic things during the experience, which might have led to Bella getting hurt even more.
3) Apparently Edward’s extreme generosity is a learned behaviour. Do you think it is? And what is your opinion on that?
He lived in the early 20th century and was raised by a man who lived in the 18th century. (It is the 18th century, right?) In those times women stayed at home and had and raised the family, and in exchange the men had to whoo them. Edward is having to unlearn everything he's been taught in order to adjust to the modern times he lives in, and he seems to be doing a decent job. Bella and Edward seem to be equals to me once Bella becomes a vampire.
4) Edward confirmed that he will not make love to Bella until she is changed, did you expect he would falter in his promise to himself?
Actually, no. If Edward wants to do something, he does it. He's just stubborn that way, it's what kept him from killing Bella throughout their entire relationship. Then again, Bella is just as stubborn...so it came down to whose stubborn would win out. Bella won.