Date: 18 Jun 2018 7:59 PM Title: Chapter 30 The Final Stretch
Bella had best kick that distrust down the road sooner than later or it will eat her alive. Ruining the possibility of even the slightest bit of happiness and Edward won't be able to battle that fear for long. It will break them.
Epilogue here we come.
Date: 16 Jun 2018 2:12 AM Title: Chapter 29 Figure Stuff Out
I'm on the fence with Bella's proposed all or nothing from Edward.
She will never allow another man into her life if Edward can't reach a decision about his job. That is unfair to her son.
On the other hand, the hit and miss of Edward's presence in her life will be equally confusing for Alec during his young informative years.
Has Edward thought about switching gears within his type of job to relocate somewhere permanent?
Both Edward and Bella know this physical pull is from more than just hormones.
There is a solid connection, a foundation to build their lives upon. They need to take that leap together.
Date: 14 Jun 2018 4:12 AM Title: Chapter 28 The 'Mom' Thing and Reunions
Well. The best way to introduce babies to new people is the same way you introduce your pets to new people: let the baby go to the stranger. Humans are animals afterall and babies are just a tiny bag of instincts.
Looking forward to tomorrow's update (: Let's hope they get some talking done.
Date: 14 Jun 2018 2:52 AM Title: Chapter 28 The 'Mom' Thing and Reunions
If Bella's truly honest with herself, she will briefly give in to the extreme physical attraction between them. Then she will momentarily feel guilty for not putting Alec first. After that their candid discussion will take them through various possibilities.
My oldest child is nearing 33, so my recollection of overwhelming paranoia is nill. I was fortunate to stay with my parents for a week after she was born. But back then maternity leave was only six weeks, including the two weeks of vacation time one had to save up. Then back to work. My husband had gone back to finish up his undergrad degree so his schedule was more flexible. She was 2yrs old when I became pregnant with my second daughter. My husband was entering his Master's program. Again, he had the flexibility I didn't. That was a nice thing though as he was able to spend time with our two girls.
Now I'm the grandma of five delightful grandchildren. Time flys.
Date: 11 Jun 2018 11:56 PM Title: Chapter 27 Time Does Fly
Boy cause I like to change it up from the books and Bella will have to deal with boy stuff. When I had my girls I went overdue by a month with both and know just how she feels. I was due for New Years Eve an just went to bed. I told my husban don't wake me unless I am having the baby...I was so disappointed. Thanks for the menories.
Date: 10 Jun 2018 6:35 AM Title: Chapter 26 Worst Time Ever to Fall
The first time I read this story, I was able to forgive Edward, to see his side and say, "I get it. Okay. Give me a few chapters.", but this time around I have gone through my own heartbreak where my trust and confidence were broken, where relationships that could've gone somewhere were infected. I still have those scars on my heart, and despite being with someone who is going to stick it out with me no matter what, I still feel that pain every day. Thing is I tried a do-over with the person who left me with these scars and it just couldn't work. So while I understand Edward, and my real life Edward, there's no forgiving this pain. I've let lots of things go and have moved on, and I still love my Edward with so much of me, but somethings cannot be forgiven.
TMI? But you also asked so... anywho great chapter, and I think Becca is a wonderful character that always offers the right perspective. Characters that function as a protagonist's conscience are always the most interesting to me and say the most about the protagonist than backstory can.
I guess some fluff is on the horizon along with a taste of the kind if angst that goes with broken trust and long distance? Can't wait.
Date: 06 Jun 2018 10:22 PM Title: Chapter 25 Comfort
The emotional connection is the very thing our society wants to place on the back burner. We are told it gets in the way of our ability to succeed and prosper. Yet, that is the exact reason we fail. No connection, no authenticity, no sincerity. Loneliness.
Date: 06 Jun 2018 9:03 PM Title: Chapter 24 Clearing the Table
The abuse of being used by his Aunt Esme and the lack of connection with his father (after his mother's death), created a very lost young man. Money couldn't buy the things needed to mend his heart and soul.
His bady girl suffered from his lack of knowing how to love.
Date: 06 Jun 2018 8:04 PM Title: Chapter 20 Confrontation
Bella is experiencing Braxton Hicks due to tension and the stress of Edward's reappearance at work.
Under what circumstances would the CIA ask an operative to use a fictitious name?
It's rather obvious that this was a hired hit based on the sparse evidence surrounding the victim. Possibly even international, Edward showing up to take over the investigation confirms that.
But the FBI should be there instead. Hmmmm, interesting.
Date: 06 Jun 2018 7:06 PM Title: Chapter 19 Shock After Shock
Hope you had a great time with your sister. I just returned from a two week visit with family. Fun yet exhausted. Too much laundry now. Lol
I wondered if Edward might follow Bella home after the tear filled outburst confession of her situation in the aftermath of his manipulation.
Becca's protective stance is understandable.
Date: 04 Jun 2018 5:06 AM Title: Chapter 23 Physical Needs give Second Chances
Well she didn't kick him in the balls, but that's okay who wouldn't want to drive manual with a hot man?
Anywhooo, you deserve ever6good thing this story is bringing your way. Keep up the good work, when you create from your heart it resonates.
Date: 03 Jun 2018 6:58 PM Title: Chapter 23 Physical Needs give Second Chances
I am so glad you let them have a second chance and i am not easily won over by any story and i truly love this story! Also i am glad that its not instant love and they are having to work at it! And definitely cant want to read more and what he has been up to the last 13 years!
Date: 31 May 2018 2:01 PM Title: Chapter 21 Discomfort
I hope she punches him in the face. It didn't happen last time, but this is a better Bella and she deserves to land on solid punch that puts him on his ass. Then... well she can forgive him.
I really do like all the changes, I will say that the beginning of the story felt more rushed than in the previous version, but I get that the focus of the story is now and not when she was younger.
Date: 29 May 2018 3:53 AM Title: Chapter 20 Confrontation
I'm not a mom but on the kind side it's just pain from a released hormone produced during pregnancy. Relaxin is great during birthing, but reeks havoc on ladies leading up to that point.
Is he working for the same group as in the previous version? If not, then the answer is still a no to the CIA for me.
I'll stay awesome if you stay creative, deal?
Sounds like a good deal to me! ;-)
Date: 22 May 2018 6:37 AM Title: Chapter 17 In Order to Heal
My poor Bella. Stop making stories that make me weep for her. Also, there are things I love about both versions of this story. I think that the strong point of this one is in fact Bella being so independent and herself from start to well I'm going to assume finish. This Bella is just more, and I love it. It's a bit hard to remember all the finer points of the previous version, but I felt that that was a mellower Bella and while there's nothing wrong with that, I feel that this badder, sadder, tougher, more independent and confident Bella fits the idea of the story more.
I'm looking forward to what's next. Bella is going to have a baby, and hopefully that puppy comes along at some point too!
Would it be weird if I said that I can tell that this really is what you wanted to write? Your writing style is very identifiable for me now, and there's more confidence and flow in these words than the previous, so I'd like to thank you for doing a rewrite because I can read the care and love you put into this story, and I'm enjoying it so much!
Now if only I could remember to read updates on time...