navarre wrote:Kay ~
I went back and started The Fallout again, and this time slower. I did pick up on Jasper's emotions when he caught sight of what was in the cage surrounded by the vampires. In a nutshell, shock, disbelief, anger, sadness, relief, love and lastly fear.
Love? I wondered about that emotion. The others make sense and explain a few things, but "love" threw me off.
Also, Maria telling Jasper that her plans of domination are within reach because of her gift.
At this point, Jasper is still trying to convince himself this is an illusion.
But the ending has me convinced for now that you may be right and I hope it is Bella.
"If I managed to make it out of here intact, we would come back, all seven of us. I just had no idea how we were going to do it, but we would come and claim what was ours. I would do whatever it took for this second chance, and more importantly to make it up to him, my brother. But this isn't my story of redemption...it's no longer my story to tell. It was Edward's."
Oh yeah, I am going to hold on to my hope in who I believe is in that cage. I feel "she" is something very important and possibly powerful enough for Maria to use to her advantage.
Come talk to me when you have time, m'dear. I am ready to tackle this story. It is beyond unbelievable!!
Thank you again, for the rec.
Yea!! I am so glad that you decided to re-consider The Fallout.
You are very correct, parts of this story are very raw, emotional, sad and just plain tragic. But the story is so compelling and hard to walk away from.
I actually did not come up with the Bella
Idea in the cage myself. I was reading some of the reviews and someone came up with the idea. I stopped and thought, OMG! Went right back to the epilouge and re-read it and it made sense. I actually can understand where the emotion love
could be in Jasper's reaction to what he saw. Considering that Jasper is an empath and he always felt Edward's extreme love for Bella, then that would be a valid reaction.
An excellent point is made in the closing of the epilogue, that all seven of us would come back and claim what was ours.
It just HAS to be Bella.
I also will hold on to the hope!!
Now we just need an update, considering the cliffhanger in the last chapter!! Soon I hope!!