Ally_Cat wrote:Also I had a problem w/ their parenting at the end of BD. They're all protective throughout the book, but at the end when Bella and Edward think one of them could die they have this "you die and I'll have to die too" kinda thing going on. It really irked me b/c it made me think: you would leave you daughter that is only months old (if that) without her parents? I know they have this crazy love connection, but if that parenting mode kicked in wouldn't you want one of you to stay around to watch over her. Nessie would have the coven and Jacob, but she'd have lost her parents before she knew them b/c they couldn't live w/out each other. That was the big moment when I was thinking, maybe Bella and Edward need to focus on the fact that they are real parents now.
That was just my little rant.
Ok...I have to bring this back up. When Bella was making the plans for Nessie to be safe it was because they were going to fight the Volturi. Neither her or Edward were making a decision "if you die I have to die". They both knew that if it came to a fight more than likely neither one of them would make it out alive. But at the same time they couldn't just run and leave there family there to fight alone. It wasn't like when Edward told Bella he couldn't live if she died and he would find a way to kill himself. It was never there choice in BD. Bella was just preparing for the worse.