Discussion topic 070209 Doc B
Had you been Alice, and Edward had died, would you have told Bella the truth ? http://tr.im/qHFd
(A hypothetical question)
Premise of our "Hypothetical"* question:
You are Alice. http://tr.im/qHQB
After your vision of Bella jumping off the cliff. You rushed to Forks. And discovered Bella was in good condition.
Your cell phone battery runs down, and you are not aware that Rosalie gave Edward the misinformation that Bella was dead. Edward goes to Italy and dies. http://tr.im/qHGQ
Carlisle finally reaches you with the tragic news. http://tr.im/qHTR
And tells you that the Vulturie, as a favor to him, have decided to allow Bella to live, under ONE condition that no Cullen ever sees or speaks to her again, after today.
After learning about Edward Bella is in marked pain and tells you, "If only I had prettier, maybe Edward could have loved me.http://tr.im/qnBE
If only I hadn't been so embarrassingly clumsy may be he wouldn't have needed "other diversions." If only I hadn't be so inadequate maybe he would still be alive today.
Now you are faced with a dilemma. You know that you will never see Bella again. And that if Bella continues believing the lies Edward told her in the forest (to protect her) Edward's loss will be less painful for her to accept.http://tr.im/qHE9
And if you don't correct her misconceptions it may be easier for her to go on with her life. http://tr.im/qI8X
You know of the terrible grief Bella has endured. And how many months she had suffered.http://tr.im/qHDB
And finally of how her relationship with Jacob has been a true life savor.
And that there is a good possibility Bella and Jacob will go on to marry.http://tr.im/qbZO
You think that it might be best to leave well enough alone and let Bella live with her misconception.http://tr.im/qHFd
But on the other hand!
You know that Edward not only believed Bella was good enough for him. He adored her. She wasn't a part of life, "she was his life" http://tr.im/qnCh
You knew that your brother Edward hadn't spent the last year of his life "enjoying diversions" but rather had spent most all of his time "curled into a ball" agonizing in remorse over his not being able to be with the woman he loved. http://tr.im/qHVU
Bella only knows that Edward died "fighting vampires." But you know that he committed suicide because, he couldn't "live in a world in which his Bella didn't exist."http://tr.im/qHWR
Bella believed Edward when he said, "I don't love you." But you knew that telling her that lie, had been the hardest thing your brother had ever done in his life.http://tr.im/qHE9
Question: Would you leave, and spare Bella more immediate pain, by letting her live forever with her misconceptions about Edward.http://tr.im/pP3K
And continue to build her new life with Jacob.http://tr.im/qbYX
Or would you tell her the truth, knowing that it would be painful for her to hear now,http://tr.im/pP0W
but feeling that it would be wrong somehow for her to go through life never knowing the truth about the man who adored her, died for her, and who loved her more than life it's self. http://tr.im/pOYF
*Note to M. Yes this is a hypothetical question. And as such was intentionaly designed us make us confront a hard choice. Being hypothetical the percise events that force you (or Alice) to make this choice realy aren't relevant.
And no since the question's premise states that Alice will never see, or talk to Bella again. Telling her the truth in the future is not an option.
Doc B http://tr.im/q9hD
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