Hope you've had a great week and have been able to stay caught up on your EP reading. It's hard with RL getting in the way and all that. I'm actually going back and forth between rereading EP and reading The Office for the first time. I'm also waiting (very impatiently, I might add) for my copy of "Gabriel's Inferno" to arrive, which will get added to my rereading list with EP. So is the life of a FF addict! LOL Luckily, I am in the right place, and among those who understand. So, on to this week's EP Chapters.
Chapter 27 - EPOV
(This is a loooong chapter! LOL)
At the beginning of the chapter, when Bella finished cleaning up the kitchen, Edward looks behind him to see if she is following him up the stairs. When he sees that she is, she takes her hand. All I can say is.....awwwwwwww! I doubt Edward has ever been a hand holder before, so this is new to him. And so very sweet. Makes me swoon.
I just love Edward and Bella taking things slow, getting to know each other. Spending time in their little bubble that is Edward's room. Bella is so overwhelmed with emotion that it brings her to tears. They both are struggling with whether they should say those magic words out loud but it's obvious that they are both feeling it. Edward tries to talk to Bella about sex and is clearly embarrassed, but it's a conversation that they need to have because of Bella's past experiences. I admire Edward's ability to hold back and take things slow with Bella. He must really be in love. :)
In this chapter, Bella asks Edward what happened with Jacob, so we get a little bit more detail about that situation. Were you surprised that Edward and Jacob had once been friends before all this stuff happened?
At school Edward threatens to expose Tanya's extracurricular activities if it gets around that he kissed Bella. Do you think Edward will follow through? It's mafiaward, right? Stupid question. LOL
Edward comes home from school and the whole mafia is there. My first thought was how was Bella handling having all these strange men in the house. When Carlisle tells Edward he wants to see him in his office now, I'm thinking that they are totally busted.
Chapter 28 - BPOV
Bella is cleaning when Carlisle comes home unexpectedly and brings several men with him. Bella wants to run up to her room and lock herself in - which is what I would want to do in her situation too. Carlisle seems more cold toward her than usual and is acting different in front of his "colleagues".
When Aro is introduced to Bella, his reaction is "It's nice finally see her after all this time". What do you think he means by that? It definitely seems like they know more about Isabella than she thinks they do.
Were you surprised that James snuck up on Bella and started touching her inappropriately? James has to be an asshole, right? I was happy that Carlisle came to her rescue. Doesn't make up for the punishment incident in my book, but still I was glad he was there for her.
It's so convenient that Carlisle gives Edward a key to Bella's room and asks him to basically babysit her. Do you think Carlisle suspects anything between Edward and Bella at this time? I don't know....it's possible. Jasper was able to see it....but Jasper is more observant than Carlisle.
Chapter 29 - EPOV
Chapter 29 is basically the same as Chapter 28 except from EPOV. There is his conversation with Carlisle in his office where Edward is freaking out because he is sure that his dad knows. To his relief, that was not the case. Their conversation does take an unexpected turn when Edward says that he thinks his dad was messing around with the last slave and that an intimate relationship between a master and slave was possible but not probable. Kinda gave Edward some insight into what his father's reaction might be if/when he finds out him and Bella. Edward was doing pretty good keep up his facade, until he called her Bella. He did recover but do you think he may have raised Carlisle's suspicions?
At dinner Aro asks Edward what he is planning to do when he turns 18. Of course he wants Edwards to join and take the oath and all that. At the beginning of the story, it seems like Edward just kind of accepted that that was the direction his life was taking him. Now that Bella has entered his life, do you think he could change his mind?
My favorite part of Chapter 29 has to be when Edward sends Bella the text saying I Miss You and to his surprise, she sends him a text saying U2 Sempre. His exclamation of "Fuck Me" in class made me LOL!
Sorry, I feel like I kinda rushed to post. I tried to highlight important events. Please feel free to add any other events that you thought were important that I might have missed.
*****************************************Each time I post, I try to add another little element to my post, like the Graveyards book last time.
With this post, I've added a little musical element to it.
A few months ago, Fran sent me a set of 5 cd's with Khar's entire EP Playlist. A few songs really stood out as favorites with me. One of those songs is "Beautiful Disaster" by Kelly Clarkson.
The lyrics are so fitting for our Mafiaward (and Fifty if you think about it!!!!)
I was going to just post a video with the lyrics only, but I thought you girls deserved a little RobCandy!
I did post the lyrics below though so you can read them.