I know I am in the minority here. But there was never anything creepy or wrong to me about Jacob's imprinting on Ness, in the strictest sense of him imprinting on a newborn. I had a few issues about him imprinting on his best friend and sworn enemies daughter. But, I was really able to separate the whole idea of imprinting and a romantic relationship. To me, the imprinting was a by product of the wolf nature, a part of the dynamic and the magic. The romantic relationship would develop later as a byproduct of it. I look at Embry & Kim and Quil & Claire in two very different ways.
Clearly, Embry & Kim are in that hormone-driven, completely obsessive love phase. Their relationship is becoming the romantic one it has to be for the imprinting to serve it's purpose, the survival and strength of the wolves. But, Quil & Claire are nowhere near that, not only not on that page, but not even in that book yet. Right now, Quil is the most dedicated and loving big brother a kid could have. Those are his feelings. Yes, he can't see any other possibilities in the dating field, but that sort of makes sense. His nature would never allow him to take an interest in a woman while his imprintee is young because it could/would threaten the relationship in the future. It actually made sense for me that, if the wolf encountered his imprintee at a young age, he would still imprint. Who better to protect and guard that person until they are old enough for the romantic relationship to develop than a preternatural being strong enough to keep away any and all dangers and who is completely dedicated to nothing other than that person's happiness and safety? It just completely made sense to me from that angle.
It does raise the question about what would happen, say, if a wolf imprinted on a younger child who wasn't a member of the tribe or familiar with their legends? Not a likely possibility, but not impossible. So, how does the wolf and/or the pack deal with it when say some random parents from Forks try to deal with the fact that they now have a 6'6" massive as a mountain young man camped on their front porch all the time waiting for their daughter to be old enough to love him?
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