1. What were your feelings while reading this chapter? Was Bella’s transformation what you expected, how so?
I was glad to finally read first hand what the experience was like, I think SM did a great job of that,.. she could have just passed over it but I think writing about it was best. I expected the burning, which she absolutely was, but I didn't expect as much,.. It seemed way worse than I thought it would be.
2. It seems the pain of the transition cannot be lessened. Knowing this, would you be willing to undergo this transition? If Bella had known what the morphine would do, would she have still undergone the transition using the morphine?
Like she said, she didn't want to give Edward a reason to doubt changing her again,.. anything to help him think it was easier. Maybe she would have, just because it helped her at first not scream and move around like she didn't want to. I probably would want the morphine, just because I don't handle pain well and I wouldn't want to be screaming the whole time either.
3. Once this is over, do you think Bella will ever tell Edward about the morphine, her transition? How do you think Edward would have reacted if Bella had cried out?
It would have very well of killed Edward,.. ehh,.. it's hard to say if Bella would tell him about the morphine, maybe in a long ways down the road, or if they were ever going to change someone else, I could see her telling then, just so noone else would have to go through it.
4. Why do you feel Edward kept the baby from the room when Bella awakes?
I was kinda shocked, like what?! Baby's a vampire somewhat,.. right? But it was probably a good idea because she was just waking up and they wouldn't know what to expect of her. They probably weren't expecting her to care so much about seeing the baby right away after everything she went through.