This conversation really is sort of fascinating, as it explores a little bit the different natures of the relationships in the books and the mutual preference for Alice and Jasper's relationship.
IluvEdward27 wrote:I think their relationship is based on trust and not just physical love. The kind where you need them emotionaly. I like their relationship better then anybody elses in the book.
I would agree. I don't like Bella and Edward's relationship as much, because it seems to be based (if at least initially) on lust, curiosity, and strange obsessions on both sides. I think it is only later, after they really know one another that they begin to experience true love. I have not yet pinpointed yet where I think this change occurrs, but I will work on it.
Similarly with Rosalie and Emmett's relationship. Theirs seems to be a coupling based on physical desires alone, and they never seem to actually care for one another otherwise, at least through my observations. Perhaps this love is enough for them, in a way, but as Emmett I would not be satisfied knowing Rosalie would give me up to be human again.
Carlisle and Esme's relationship is a beautiful sort of first love, based on care for one another and mutual encouragement of one another. Their personalities and skill sets complement the other's and they seem to fit together.
Bella's relationship with Jacob is incomplete and not really applicable to writing about here, but I thought I'd mention it. I love this relationship so much more as well, as I believe it is based on the friendship between the two of them that slowly evolves into the deep love that only Jacob recognizes until the climax of Eclipse
. It is sort of a beautiful progression between the two of them, even if Bella is sort of disgusted with some of Jacob's methods. He is sixteen after all, and "making it up as he goes along." Perhaps this is why even though I love Jacob dearly it is Alice and Jasper who are my favorites.
Alice and Jasper's relationship somehow fascinates me. Is it merely in the beginning based on Alice's foresight and Jasper's emotional control? Somehow, I doubt it. They do seem to trust each other implicitly, with no sort of reservations, and seem founded on their mutual protection of their significant other. They are much more quietly romantic than the others, and somehow it is this love that draws me in every time.