1) Regarding the “honeymoon”, did you expect the outcome to be different, that Bella would have been hurt much worse? Or less?
I actually expected some bruises. I mean, you can get that even between two humans...And with Edward being so strong, it would surprise me if she came out of it the first time without a scratch. I think he did all he could to not hurt her, but since he didn't know what to expect it was probably harder for him to keep full control. I would say that despite of everything, it went ok. She didn't break anything, and she was happy.
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?”
He took it a bit far, but I can understand his reaction. He probably spent hours while Bella slept, just looking at the bruises on her body. And I can only imagine how that must have felt. He probably loathed himself and felt like a monster. He had just done what he feared the most; hurt Bella. And he didn't know that she was not seriously hurt. Bella is known to try and protect Edward, so he probably thought that she was just trying to let him of the hook. So of course he would be very upset, and he had so much time to think during the night. And it would have been impossible for him to deny the way he felt, Bella would have sensed it and made him tell her anyway.
I do think that he should have let it go much sooner that he did. When he saw how happy she was, and that there was no serious harm inflicted. Bella is a terrible liar, so he could see it on her face if she wasn't happy. So he should know that she was telling the truth.
3) Apparently Edward’s extreme generosity is a learned behaviour. Do you think it is? And what is your opinion on that?
I think that Edward really does have generous nature. That it is rooted deep in his personality. And I think that he would have been generous even if he had stayed human. But of course..genes and learned behavior can't be separated. So I think that he has learned a lot from Carlisle. I think that Carlisle has taught Edward to bring out the best in himself. I think all the qualites have already been inside him, and he has learned how to be a really decent person despite of being a vampire. He has also probably witnessed how Carlisle treats Esme, and learned a lot about how to treat the person he loves. And he loves Bella so much, that he wants to give her everything.
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?
I was sure he would cave. He is a man....And he wanted her just as much as she wanted him. He did say that it had been the best night of his existence. All this, and the fact that he does not seem able to deny Bella anything, especially when she pleads with him, made me sure that he would falter.
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