1. What did you think of Alice's bribe? What does it say to you that she not only had that much cash handy, but that she thought it would take that much money to bribe the officer?
Well of course I thought it was shady as many of the Cullen's activities seem to be, but at the time it was EXTREMELY well placed. I knew that Bella would have no chance of making it to Edward in time at all if Alice didn't get her through the walls of the city first.2. Did you ever think Bella wasn't going to make it in time to save Edward?
I was thinking before they got inside the city that if they didn't get inside, she wouldn't make it. I was thinking that if she had to stop and ask someone, she wouldn't make it. I was thinking that if she tripped and fell she wouldn't make it. All of this before she started running. Then when she was running and the clock was tolling, and she was thinking that she was too late and she was looking for the crowd's reaction at seeing Edward, I thought she might be too late too. But I am so glad she didn't slow down and just kept going.3. How did you respond when Edward assumed they were both dead?
Truthfully, lol. I didn't get it right away that's what he thought. I had to reread the passage. And then I thought, well crap! He LOVES her! I had good feelings about it. But like Bella wanted him to get back in the shadows!!4. Edward pretty much gave up the moment tiny, little Jane approached. What was your assumption about Jane when you first saw her - be honest!
I didn't think, until later that is, that she was powerful in and of herself, I thought that whatever position she held with the Volturi is what made her powerful. Like she had some crazy connections or was in a highly respected position almost, it wasn't until later that I realized Edward was wary of her 'powers'5. Bella assumed that Edward was being nice, but not romantic, by protecting her as they made their way down the tunnel. What did you think of the way he was holding her and protecting her?
Haha, I was totally getting my hopes up, and being like, he better be doing that because he loves her, I think he is, and I was wanting Bella to wake up and tell him how much she loved him, and that he was going to have to deal with it because she would never love someone else. I think Bella's reaction was appropriate though, it would only be natural to be VERY guarded after what had happened between the too. It was a twinge irritating that Edward just fell into his caring ways and there wasn't time for him to explain what had happened when he left, and that he really did love her, etc. But we get all that later, so i suppose all it well.