Saturday, June 6, 2009

Breaking Dawn: round 2!

After reading this book twice, this in the first time that I would write something about this endless vamp love story.

Er, I don’t know where to start. There’s just so much to say.

After all the strife to be together, finally Edward and Bella managed to get married – a really grand one since Alive took over this event. Then they had their honeymoon at Isle Esme – an island which is a gift from Carlisle to Esme. They allowed the newly-wed to use the island as much as they wanted. And yeah, they did it. The first one left Bella terribly bruised (and the furniture too) but she insisted on doing it again. This time, it’s better because they already knew what to expect. Haha.

After a couple of weeks, the unexpected happened. Bella was delayed. So they rushed their way back to Forks. Carlisle examined her and confirmed her pregnancy. Oh no!

They really didn’t know that this was possible at all. Edward wanted to get IT out of her but Bella wanted to keep him. They tried everything to convince her about it but they failed. Edward even asked Jacob to try, but he wasn’t good enough to persuade her as well. During these days, they’ve done researches about her situation, hoping to find solutions.

Due to this, they were now in danger - the Volturi. They didn’t understand what’s happening.
What’s inside Bella was killing her already. It grows really fast up to the point that it broke some ribs and her pelvic bones in just a matter of days. She was calling him EJ – Edward Jacob – and said it would be Renesme – Renee + Esme – if she would be a baby girl. They just couldn’t detect her gender but Edward can hear what she was saying even if he’s still inside her. And that thing inside her already loves her. Bella is becoming weak. Her body is rejecting all the nutrition they’re giving her. So there was another idea – feed her blood. This might be what the baby wants.

And Bella would do anything for the child – even if drinking blood is the only way – a preparation for being a blood sucker, she said. Shockingly, the taste of blood doesn’t seem bad for her at all.

The time came. She felt that the baby was coming out. It almost ripped Bella to death. She felt a burning phenomenon. She underwent deep pain while trying to save her baby. At the very instant, the Cullens tried their best to keep Bella alive, or existing. Edward done the procedures expertly – a do or die situation.

And it was a baby girl. Renesme. All throughout, Jacob has been with them, plus Sam and everyone. They are allies now. Bella had been asleep for days and woke up as a new-born vampire. She saw Edward and touched his hand – surprised that she didn’t felt cold. Only then that she realized that they share almost the same body temperature now. She’s now immortal.
She looked for her baby and they said that it’s not a good time to see her. She might hurt the child due to her condition. Rosalie and Jacob take turns on carrying the baby.

(Fast Forward)

Because Alice saw something about the arrival of the Volturi in their place to check the child a little more than a month after she had given birth, the Cullens thought of something they could do. They tried to contact as many covens. This is the same moment that Alice left them – maybe on a mission or something – maybe to escape. This made Bella terribly sad.

Many of the expected vampires arrived and Nessie showed them that the Cullens didn’t break their promise of not creating an immortal child; that she was half-mortal, half-immortal; that her heart beats and she grows; that she was conceived by Bella while she was still human and that Edward is her biological father.

Nessie showed them the truth, well, most of them. Some just don’t want to go near her. Theywere just there to stand as witnesses and to fight the Volturi, if needed.
They realized that Bella possessed so much control over herself. She can hold her child like a normal mom. Renesme has her own talent as well – when you look into her eyes, she can tell you something, or maybe SHOW is a better word, like what you need to know and what she feels. She hadn’t even lost her feelings, but she is definitely stronger now. She also discovered that Jacob imprinted on Nessie – as he calls her. She just couldn’t believe it!

In preparation, they also trained themselves in case the Volturi won’t listen. Bella also want to take part so she was trained. This was the part where they discovered that her power was to be a shield. That’s why Edward can’t read her thoughts. So they tried to train her to project this power. They tried to see if she can protect other people aside from herself. And it progressed. After days of training, she can now project a seemingly elastic shield up to a distance of 10 feet.

The day came. They lined in the place where they would meet. They negotiated with the Volturi. Carliste. Aro. Edward. It was a peaceful talk. Unexpectedly peaceful. Bella used her power and protected her family and everyone with them. Good thing the ones on the other side couldn’t see this shield because another one in their group deceived the eyes of those on the Volturi’s side.
Aro requested for Nessie and saw in her eyes that she was not really an immortal child. No need to argue about it. No need to fight. It was just a false alarm from Irina, which was punished by death from flames. Her sisters (on the Cullen side) couldn't accept what happened to they tried to seek revenge. Good thing they were stopped by the vampires with them.

But there was still a question. Since the baby was growing rapidly, how will her life be? She’s just barely a month old but she already looks like a couple times older. Plus her mental ability develops really fast as well. This was where Alice entered the scene having two companions with her. The young boy explains it all. He was also half-human, half-vampire; ripped her mom to death, like what her sisters done with their moms as well. He was around 150 years old now (sorry, I’m not really sure if I remember the right figures) but he stopped growing at a certain age.

So everything was clear now, the Cullens could have Nessie. She would grow for some more years.

One by one, their visitors excused themselves and headed home. They were now at peace, even with the Volturi. Edward and Bella and Nessie are all alive, er, existing happily together forever. They were now relieved. No one will bother them now. They’re back in their house in the forest – a birthday gift for Bella from the Cullens – and began their forever in each others arms. A true happily ever after.
Such a very long story. Stephenie Meyer really did great in this one. Nice twists. Really thrilling. Many things happened unexpectedly. Everything fell perfectly in their proper places. Bella to Edward, and Renesme with them. I’m just sad the story has ended already. Well, it really hasn’t but I’m still hoping some more. But the story really made me feel every emotion until the end. I have no regrets on buying the books. I’m just hoping that the future movies would justify what was written on the book, hope they would never fail me.

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