An Open Letter to Bella Swan

Dear Bella Swan,

I believe you are a woman of omniscient knowledge of yourself and your future, but I feel that your head and heart are in the wrong place.

Ok, I will admit, I admire your love for Edward, and yes, I am a little jealous, but choosing a life with him for the rest of eternity when you are in high school seems very impulsive. What about Jacob? His everlasting love and dedication of waiting for you is so special! To be honest, I don’t know if he will ever feel passion for another woman. I adore the excitement of your love triangle, but I think these important decisions should be made carefully and with your loved ones.

Bella, I know teenage years are difficult, the world around you is changing; everyone is growing up, Edward’s age stays still, but life as a high schooler can be so much more than waiting for him or being whisked away by engaging in dangerous stunts with Jacob. I respect your decision to become a vampire—I really do—but come on…live a little!

Lastly, I would like to touch on the development of your growing family! First of all, let me start by saying that your family is gorgeous! But I am perplexed about why you would have a baby as a vampire, increasing the chance of danger to the human race. I also wondered if part of this reason was for your daughter’s new features—the gleaming golden eyes and sparkling skin. If so, I understand your reasoning, but I am afraid it may be more difficult to shield her from human life once she makes this transition.

Bella, I have and always will support your decision to become a vampire, but I hope for you to follow your own path and live happily, even as you begin a new lifestyle.

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