Angelvamp wrote: I wonder how much the hope of seeing Edward again had to do with her still ticking. And I was wondering, if Edward never came back and Bella never saw him again, would she still feel like her life was worth living? This seems like the whole "If a tree falls in the forest..." thing. I mean, if she never sees him again, isn't that the same thing as him dying? How would she know if he did?
I don't see the fact that she never see him again as the same as him dying. It was the same for Edward. He could take anything, except Bella dying. He could leave her, but he had to know that she was alive. And when he thought she was dead, he wanted to kill himself. I think that was all Edward needed. He even said that if he had come back and found her happy, that he would have left again. It was all he needed.
Not sure it was quite the same for Bella. But I think she would stay alive regardless. She went to Italy to save Edward, knowing that she probably would not get to keep him even if she saved him. But she needed him to be alive. If he wasn't, she might as well be dead as well. So that leads me to believe that knowing that Edward was out there somewhere, helped her to stay alive. She needed to stay in Forks for instance, because she had to be where just some small part of him still lingered. As for how she would know if Edward died. I think Alice would have told her. If Edward had died, I think Alice would have come back and taken care of Bella. They couldn't possibly hide something like that from her. And anyway, it was safe to assume for Bella that no matter where Edward was, that he was alive.
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The Dark Knight wrote: Her motives for Rosalie in BD are interesting to say the least. Why her?
What about Charlie, he is forever changed by her decisions and not in a good way? How does this play into this?
Dark Knight, that is a lot of questions!
Rosalie...The reason she choose to rely in Rosalie in BD is pretty clear if you ask me. Rosalie understands. Rosalie wanted nothing more than a baby of her own. She would protect that baby with everything she has. And Emmett would support Rosalie. So even if Bella and Rosalie was not on the best of terms, Rosalie was the only one who could help her protect ehr baby.
Charlie...is kept in the dark. The fact that she was able to spend time with him after she changed, is not going to last IMO. Because he is going to notice that neither his daughter, his son-in-law or his grandchild is aging. So at one point, they are going to have to break contact with him, I think. So of course he is going to be hurt by that. But I still think it is right for Bella. She has to choose what is right for her.