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question about E&B in 'ECLIPSE'

WHEW.
I am TOTALLY overwhelmed with all the new pictures/videos.
Seriously going to have a heart attack XD

Anyways, my question has to do with this segment from the FAQ page here on lion_lamb:

Q:
Do the vampires have blood in their veins even though their heart no longer pumps? What would happen if they were cut or injured in some way?

A: SM: "Most human fluids are absent in my vampires. No sweat, no tears, no blood besides that which they ingest–they don’t have their own blood. They do sort of have saliva–the venom makes their mouths wet, at least. When they drink blood, it runs through their body and makes them strong. It floods through their old blood ways, though they don’t have circulation anymore. It lightens their eyes* and flushes their skin slightly."

For spoiler purposes, follow the cut!

Ok so here's the scene I was reading:

"That's debatable," he disagreed. "This would be difficult on a couch."
Cold as ice, his tongue lightly traced the shape of my lips.
My head was spinning --- the air was coming too fast and shallow.

Eclipse // Chapter 8 - Temper pg.187


As hot as that scene is, I got totally confused. Stephanie Meyers says they sort of do have saliva from the venom so I'm SURE Edward's tongue would be covered in it....So why isn't Bella dead yet?!!  *knocks on wood* XD

Or maybe it's just his teeth that are covered with saliva? But that wouldn't make any sense....
And wouldn't his lips have some too?




EDIT:

Q:  About venom and kissing.  Is Bella in any danger of this venom when snogging Edward? 

A.  I’ve had a few people wondering why Edward always pulls away from Bella when she opens her mouth while he’s kissing her (thinking I have some sort of anti-female-affectionate-aggression agenda or something, I guess).  But, of course, he’s just worried about her safety.  Yes, the venom does pose a danger to her.  It’s not like acid–it has to be in the bloodstream to cause any problems, it won’t hurt her skin.  However, say she had a sore in her mouth, or that she’d bitten her tongue….  Even if that wasn’t the case, Edward’s teeth are sharp as razors.  She could cut her lips or tongue on them easily, and then the conversion process would begin–very painfully and very slowly (because it would be such a small infusion of the venom).  Sadly, true snogging is out.


I need to read more throughly XD


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