Date: 29 Dec 2013 12:47 PM Title: Chapter 38 - Power
I'm so happy that the threat of destruction has been dealt with in a very satisfactory manner! With the deaths of the volturi, there should be nothing to bother the Cullens ever again! Bella and Edward really do have forever with their children and their family! Good story, great ending!
Once again, thank you for reading and reviewing. Reading your reviews made me remember how much fun I had writing this story. I was chuckeling at some of your comments. Most of the time I had a stupid grin on my face. I'm glad I was able to transport you to the world of the lovebirds - New York, Seattle, Rio, Isle Esme, Skiing, Darthmouth. It was a blast doing the research. Now I want to go to Rio and Seattle. I hope I did Seattle proud.
Thanks again for letting me know that the story was incomplete. I'll try to finish the epilogue before next summer.
Date: 29 Dec 2013 12:04 PM Title: Chapter 36 - Tying Up Loose Ends & Making Memories
Excellent, on the Yankees/Mariners game! Too bad we lost! All the arrangements are made, everything that could be done, has been, so there's nothing to do but wait for the arrival of the enemy!
I love baseball and I enjoyed watching Mariano make his farewell tour. I was glad when I saw he was playing Seattle. It was a great game to incorporate. Get everyone's mind off the confrontation for a while.
Date: 29 Dec 2013 11:19 AM Title: Chapter 34 Countdown to Armageddon Week Two
I wonder how this confrontation would go if the children were hidden from the Volturi? If they weren't there, Aro might feel free to condemn everyone out of hand! I know how bad Bella wants to shield her babies from harm!
Date: 29 Dec 2013 10:57 AM Title: Chapter 33 Countdown to Armageddon
Those children really are growing fast, now they know the secret of their heritage and have been on their first hunt!They get along with the wolves as they do with everyone. Too bad they can't work their magic bonding thing on Aro and company!
Real kids are not afraid of anything until they have a bad experience. It made sense if the wolves are working with the Cullens, to have the kids treat them like friends.
Date: 29 Dec 2013 10:19 AM Title: Chapter 31 Alliances - part 1
Jane, the vicious little bitch, will do anything to secure her and her brother's place with the Volturi! Nobody ever believes in live and let live in this magical tale!
Sorry I don't like Jane. That's one of the characters I couldn't make likable. We had to have a few bad guys.
Date: 29 Dec 2013 9:59 AM Title: Chapter 30 The Meadow part 2
That meadow has been the scene of some wonderful things and now a pretty awful one! The wolves feel bad but it's not their fault anymore than Bella's! Edward, despite knowing Bella will heal and be okay, can't help his anxiety, that is his reason for living, all wrapped in plaster!
This is for both Meadow chapters
Luckily she's a hybrid. I don't think she would have thought about going after his if she knew she could have been killed.
Date: 29 Dec 2013 9:46 AM Title: Chapter 29 The Meadow
Jumping after Riley to stop him running away, not the smartest thing Bella has ever done! What could she have been thinking, exposing herself to that danger? What about the children and Edward? Hard to believe she was that foolish!
Date: 29 Dec 2013 9:34 AM Title: Chapter 28 Treaty
Another character rehabilitation, I see! You write Billy Black as a much wiser, kinder and understanding leader of his people than has most everyone else! It makes a lot more sense too, for his attitude to be more tolerant towards the Cullens. They do have a mutual enemy, after all, so an alliance makes sense!
What can I say. I just made the characters my own. I'm glad you didn't miss the old Billy.
Date: 29 Dec 2013 9:14 AM Title: Chapter 27 Strange Occurrences
There go those prophetic dreams of Bella's again! Alice has visions, usually in the daytime, and Bella dreams at night. Between the two of them, theydo a pretty good job of seeing what's coming to the family! This must be tied to the Volturi, who else would be threat to everyone?
Date: 29 Dec 2013 8:57 AM Title: Chapter 26 Relieving Tension
Wow! That was an amazingly sexy experience she planned out for the both of them to enjoy! Bella can set the stage for their pleasure just wonderfully! She knows her man inside and out, so to speak, so it must express that knowledge. She's very good at it, too!
Wasn't that a great distraction? LOL
Date: 29 Dec 2013 8:39 AM Title: Chapter 25 - Life With Super Twins
Raising toddlers, hybrids at that, and four of them to boot! It really is a good thing that the whole family helps and are vampires, besides! I don't know how they could keep up otherwise!
Those kids even for fictional toddlers are a handful. :)
Date: 29 Dec 2013 8:26 AM Title: Chapter 24 Clearing the air (My talk with Tanya)
Interesting conversation between Bella and Tanya. There has always been something a little different about the Swans and maybe that's what draws Tanya . I'm sure glad you wrote her as such a nice person in your story. Most everyone else makes her out an uber bitch, which is sort of unfair!
All we know from the bok is that Tanya had been after Edward when the family lived in Alaska. I didn't want to join the let's bash Tanya bandwagon.
Date: 29 Dec 2013 8:15 AM Title: Chapter 23
Loved that insight where Rose compared Bella to Yoda! She's pretty much nailed it, too. It is amazing how much Bella has influenced the whole family and any friends that hang around for very long!
LOL - Sometimes, I wonder where I get these ideas, but the Yoda comparison just seemed perfect.
Date: 29 Dec 2013 8:01 AM Title: Chapter 22 Coming up with a game plan
Bella and Edward are well matched in many ways, and worrying over the quads seems to be one way! Good ole Carlisle, always ready with a reasonable explanation for most things!
in the book, the relationship was too one sided for me. I think that's why I wrote Bella as a more mature person - caring about Edward's feelings and trying to understand his POV.
Date: 28 Dec 2013 11:12 PM Title: Chapter 21 - Surprise
I just had a feeling that any farm built by the Cullen family was going to be the very best example of modern, environmentally friendly animal husbandry/agriculture! The kids had a ball, as children do on a farm with lots of animals!I hope the visitors were properly impressed with the blood-caused growth spurt!
I had to keep the farm in line with "if we're going to live forever, we have to proteect the planet" It was fun doing research for the farm and the story as a whole.
Date: 27 Dec 2013 8:25 AM Title: Chapter 20 - I'm a big kid now
Nice to catch up on the children through Carlisle's charts and graphs. He keeps meticulous records, for his information as well as ammunition against the wrath of the Volturi. The farm is nearly completed and the visitors about to depart, so I hope you finish this story and let us know how the farm an imals and the wild ones work out. This all has been a lovely interlude, sure to be messed up by future dangers! See you soon, I hope! Happy New Year!
Thank you for reading and reviewing. I had thought that this was complete. I'll continue uploading the remaining chapters. I have the complete story on FFN.
Date: 27 Dec 2013 8:08 AM Title: Chapter 19 - Paradise
Just as was suspected, Bella's gift is expanding and becoming more usable and useful all the time. I, like Edward and Bella, worry that the Romanians will start something with the Volturi that the Cullens, and friends, will have to finish!
Date: 27 Dec 2013 7:46 AM Title: Chapter 18 Hunting
With all the extra visitors on their island, I'm not surprised that Bella and Edward find it difficult to be alone anywhere! The hunting trip was an excellent diversion, all around!
I love writing hunting scenes. The blood really makes Bella wild.
Date: 27 Dec 2013 7:33 AM Title: Chapter 17 More Visitors
Kate sure helped Bella expand the coverage of her shield! Kind of mean how she and Edward sort of tricked Bella, but it worked and no harm done to Tonia! It's beginning to look like their will bw some help if it comes to a fight with the Volturi. It sure would be better for all if the children's power to make everyone love them worked on Aro!
Date: 27 Dec 2013 6:40 AM Title: Chapter 16 Tanya
Kate may have been a guard to her mistess in her human life, but it seems those traits are manifesting in Tanya as concerns the Swans and the baies . That magic something is making Tanya dedicate her life to protecting Charlie, Bella and her offspring!
I still have to resolve the Tanya/Charlie connection. I have an idea and plan to include it in the epilogue I started. I have to finish that, so I could post.
Date: 27 Dec 2013 6:33 AM Title: Chapter 15 Growing up
Any parent potty-training their child has to envy Bella and Edward! Those kids are a marvel! Their development is nothing short of amazing! As Bella thought to herself, they have such a short time to enjoy them as babies, each moment is treasured!
I know I could have just skipped over this basic baby raising ordeal, but I thought it would be fun to take a stab at it. It's amazing how many books and other products are geared to potty training.
Date: 27 Dec 2013 6:19 AM Title: Chapter 14: The Denali Coven
Good to know that Laurent has turned away from human blood and found his mate in Irina. He had worried Bella since first seeing him with James and Victoria, now she needn't worry. The Denali coven seems to be enthralled by the children and very protective of them also!
Date: 27 Dec 2013 5:54 AM Title: Chapter 13: Home Sweet Home
It's rather amazing how well Bella has taken to motherhood! She has a natural instinct that seems to never fail her! The children are marvelous, too. Well woth their parents, I guess they can't help but be!
Date: 27 Dec 2013 4:45 AM Title: Chapter 12: Extreme Water Sports
Those magical babies are something else! The family sure got excited about them speaking! It was pretty funny that the first word out of their mouths was why!
Unique in every way.
Date: 27 Dec 2013 4:28 AM Title: Chapter 11 - Rio
Pardon my mouth hanging open, but I never thought to hear a speech from Charlie Swan like that one! It was a wonderful vacation with her parents and Seth, but back to real life for now!
I love Charlie. I didn't think he got a big enough part in the book so this was my way of making him mor important to the story.
Date: 26 Dec 2013 7:58 AM Title: Chapter 4: Isle Esme
Checked out your link to Isle Esme, etc. and it's all fabulous! I want to live there too, what a gorgeous house! They are all going to be so happy there!
LOL, don't we all. I had fun searching for the perfect beach house for them. I thought of the description of the house in Forks with all the glass and I wanted to recreate that. Luckily someone in SA had the same vision I did. :)
Date: 26 Dec 2013 7:28 AM Title: Chapter 3: Saying Goodbye
That "just in case" letter Bella wrote to her babies was so touching! Thank heavens it wasn't needed! The Cullens really know how to travel, that chartered plane sounds fabulous! I know they have a lot of practice moving, which made this transtion so smooth.
Although I knew it was not real and the letter would not be needed, it made me shed a few tears.
Date: 26 Dec 2013 6:52 AM Title: Chapter 2: New Beginnings
Since reading the preface, I assume it will come down to that before this story is through. Bella's idea sounds like a great way to raise children, even hybrid, half-vampire gifted children! Because it makes so much sense, I'm sure some idiot(Aro), will object!
Date: 26 Dec 2013 2:12 AM Title: Preface
After Love at First Sight, I wondered when the other shoe was going to drop. Now I'll bet you are going to tell us! It sure doesn't sound too good for all the Cullens! Damned Aro, never can keep his greed for power to himself!
I hope you enjoy the next chaapter in their lives.
Thanks for reading and reviewing.