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Everything tied up in a nice big...knot.
on February 24, 2015
The finale of the Twilight Saga.
Now a high school graduate, Bella is preparing to marry her sweetheart Edward Cullen and become a vampire--both because it's what she wants and to satisfy the demands of the royal Volutri (vampire leaders) since she knows of the existence of vampires. But it's a wedding that she also dreads: being the center of attention, with invitations she didn't choose and wouldn't have willingly chosen (one of which was sent to werewolf Jacob Black, and which prompted him to run away), with sky-high heals that might result in broken bones, and fancy wedding dress. But it is a price Bella is willing to pay to get her eternal life--and a real honeymoon before her change. That honeymoon results in the seemingly impossible consequence (for a vampire) of pregnancy and rapidly threatens Bella's life as the pregnancy advances with incredible speed. Yet not even then can Jacob sever whatever tie connects him and Bella. Ultimately, Bella seems to have her cake and eat it too (even though vampires don't eat), and poor Jacob get shafted yet again.
Hopefully Edward and Bella can use their eternity of marriage to fix their issues. Communication is a big problem for them. Edward constantly thinks he knows better than Bella what is best for her. She does seem a little more aware of that than in the past, and has a plan in place to checkmate one of Edward's plans (by involving Rosalie). But Bella isn't much better than Edward in this sense. She isn't willing to see his side of the situation at all or to recognize that her plan might not work out. And after a brief explosion at learning why she and Jacob have always been so connected, Bella's just happy as a fish in the ocean that she'll always have him in her life, even though it involves Jacob being permanently separated from his own life and past. Wonder if years from now this will end up being a regret of Meyer's, much like the Ron/Hermione pairing ended up as one of JK Rowling's regrets.