Date: 06 Jan 2012 8:10 PM Title: Victim Zero
Since seeing BD 1 and the bit of Edward as a vigilante I have been fantasizing about his rebel year, so I read this with great interest, despite the gore.
On something I disagree, though. I can't believe that Carlisle and Esme let him go to be a full human blood drinking vampire with no qualms, happily almost. For them - and for Carlisle particualrly - it must have been excruciating, he must have felt a sense of failure and a responsibility for the lives Edward would take, even if they were the lives of criminals.
I wrote it before BD came out so I was very anxious when I knew part of Edward's back story would be told. I wondered if they saw what I saw. Thank you for reading, despite the warnings. My beta made sure I put out the warnings like neon lights.
You make a very good point about Carlisle and Esme, especially Carlisle. I don't think it was happily but I do think you are right and it was probably more excruciating than I portrayed. Perhaps if I had written from Carlisle's POV and really spent time in his head it would have been more clear to me. When I get in Edward's head I tend to have blinders.
Thank you for the review.