smitten_by_twilight wrote:I saw that piece too, Olorin, and since the stories were so different I just assumed that Alice was incompletely informed. Although Carlisle lived there, hm. Perhaps they were secretive about their origins, and because Carlisle didn't know the truth, neither did Edward or Alice? Until the end of New Moon, when Edward might have gotten it from Marcus, who would never have forgotten his mate?
As you can see, I'll go pretty far to try to make sense out of what SM writes.
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These were my thoughts exactly. Edward, other than being overwhelmed, also seemed surprised by a great deal while in Volterra. It seemed to me that, maybe, the things he was hearing and seeing through others were not measuring up. That made the end of the discussion with Jane at the end of Eclipse, Edward's general air and attitude during it, make a lot of sense to me. Carlisle's was reacting based upon what he was shown or told during his time with the Volturi. But, Edward knew more, knew a more complete version. And so, he was reacting based on what that complete reality is, rather than Carlisle's faith in his friends.