Second, I went through the "transcript" of Stephenie's chat tonight and figured it would be interesting to post some of the Edward and Bella related (and maybe some other random info) stuff. Nothing new, really, but her last two responses (especially the last) reinforce that it is absolutely Edward/Bella 100%.
Q: On page 194 of Eclipse Bella and Edward are discussing Tanya’s interest in Edward. Edward becomes very nervous like he has something to hide. Why does he act this way? Is there something more to the whole Tanya thing?
A: No comment.
Q: If Bella becomes a vampire can they kiss for real or are the teeth still an issue?
A: You should see Emmett and Rosalie make out! Not a problem.
Q: Was Edward with her in Twilight when she fell asleep on the grass, Bella said she felt like someone was there?
A: Yes. He was in the tree over her. He did come down onto the lawn to see what she was reading, but then he got freaked out by the sight of his sparkly skin next to hers. We see Edward and think "Beautiful." He sees himself and thinks "FREAK!"
Q: will you write a book in Alice's view?
I don't have any plans to do so at this time. Because of Edward's mind reading, Midnight Sun is going to give you a lot of insight about what everyone else's pov is during Twilight. You'll get to see inside Alice's head. For me, that's enough.
Q: What are your personal thoughts on the movie current standing? You have mentioned before, on stepheniemeyer.com, that you have little control of what the producers say. Why is this? What would you do differently?
A: Like I said, so far I'm very happy with Summit. They seem to be going out of their way to keep me in the loop and to listen to my thoughts. But we still have a very long way to go. I have my fingers crossed for the best, but I'm not going to lie about it if they screw it up. I have a very open mind about their vision, though. I'm probably more flexible than a lot of the readers.
At this point, I wouldn't change anything. I learned a lot from the first option with MTV, and I'm really enjoying this new situation.
Q: I have a question! Is Bella's story really going to be over after Breaking Dawn?
A: Bella won't be narrating after BD, but that's not to say that she won't be appearing in the stories at all. If I write them....
Q: Near the end of Eclipse when Bella and Edward are in the meadow, is Bella being truthful about her reason’s for not wanting to consummate their relationship, or did she stop Edward because she was still distraught over Jacob?
A: Bella was being entirely truthful in the meadow. Her reasons had nothing to do with Jacob at all.
Q: to me Bella and Edward's love doesn't seem...real.
Does she love him just because of what he is, and vice versa for Edward?
Well, Edward kind of obviously does cause of the whole mind reading thing, but other than that. Does he actually like her mind and find her attractive?
A: Well, to be perfectly honest, Bella and Edward's love is fictional. Shhhhh! Don't tell anyone.
In my fictional world, though, Bella's love for Edward, and his love for her, is very, very real. When Edward leaves, and Bella reacts not like a high school girl getting over her first crush, but a widow whose husband has died: that there was a clue. When Bella looked vampirism in the face and decided to go ahead with it, forgoing her present family and any future family (kids): that was a clue. When Bella gives up her best friend, who would have made a dang fine soul mate: that was a clue.
Squee, laugh, discuss.
Halloween is over in less than fifteen minutes here, but I hope all of you who celebrate it had a safe and enjoyable time. :)