The Dark Knight wrote:
diane771 wrote:That's interesting Jazz, what do you think would have happened if Edward would have stayed?
He did tell her when she was in the hospital, Edward told Bella that he would go somewhere so he could not hurt her anymore. I think if it wasn't Jasper, maybe he would not have left. But to have to be careful of Bella's life even around his own family. I think that just tip the scale and Edward would protect Bella even if it was Jasper, but what would that do to his family? He really only had one choice and it was the ultimate sign of love, by walking away.
I get where you’re coming from, but he did have numerous other options when dealing with Bella. Let me give a few that he failed to do or didn't see he had. 1st, Jasper and Alice could have moved away till Bella was turned. 2nd He could have turned Bella ASAP. 3rd Bella & Edward could have moved away. 4th he could have restricted the amount of contact with his family. These are but a few choices he could have done...
The best solution was to turn her...I know that is not what he wanted to do but it does not change the fact that it was the best action to take. For that he causes a tone of pain and sorrow for Bella. In my mind that is unforgivable. He saw in Alice’s mind that she would be one of them or dead, better to have her as one of them then dead in my book.
But Edward wanted Bella to remain human, and at least till after she has graduated from high school. You know how Edward is and he would never ask someone to leave for him, so it had to be him or turning Bella, in Eclipse, Edward was really wanting Bella to go to college. Edward wanted Bella to have the the things that he didn't get to experience. "right of passage" Edward" I saw her life as I had before....college, career...love and marriage
But didn't Edward also tell Bella her love was like a tree and his was a forest. I still do not understand why you fault Edward so much for leaving her. If something would have happened to her, you would have said, he should have left. It wasn't an easy desision on Edwards part and it hurt him as much as it did her, his world was equally turned upside down because of it, so why do you feel that Edward did such a bad thing. Everybody gets hurt at least once in a relationship thats life, and you are putting Bella up as some fragile person, that know one should ever think about hurting even if it is pure love of her that is going to make her hurt. I know it hurt and I know Edward came back, it is a lot like relationships they need time apart to see how they are going to make this work for them. Edward did take that time.