Hey there J-14ers!
Normally I can always see the other side of the coin in a situation, even if I don't agree. But the one thing I just can't even relate to the opposite of? The Team Edward vs. Team Jacob battle. To me, it's just so obvious that Edward Cullen is Bella Swan's destiny -- and the way Jacob Black tries to weasel his way into Bella's life is just kinda, well, annoying! (Don't worry, Taylor Lautner fans -- I'm talking just about the characters. Love Taylor and Rob Pattinson!)
And now that the two literally battle for Bella in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse on the big screen, it just brought to fruition how crazy the situation is. First of all, the chemistry between Edward and Bella is so undeniable -- and the fact that Edward is willing to give all that up and selflessly offer Bella a better life just shows the kind of person he is at the core -- he cares more about Bella than himself. I mean, he says stuff to her like, "Do you ever think that your life might be easier if you weren't in love with me?"
Not only did he run off and bear the agony in New Moon, but even face-to-face in the tent scene in Eclipse, Edward admits right to Jacob that he understands that Bella would have a better life with Jacob. He'd rather give up his own "life" and live all of eternity in pain than have Bella for himself... now that's true romance.
But aside from Edward's noble heart (swoon!) and his romantic charming ways (double swoon!), Jacob is just always so angry -- I mean, I get that he's a werewolf, but that temper is all he uses to try to get Bella. Sure, they've spent hours together just chatting in the garage, but he's just a tad cocky in thinking that Bella's in love with him -- how the heck does he know how Bella really feels? That's what he wishes she would feel! At least Edward -- knowing that he's the wrong choice -- leaves the final decision up to Bella herself.
And even the way Edward "tricks" Bella -- so that Jacob knows about their engagement -- is all because he wants what's best for Bella. Nothing he ever says or does strays from that intention.
I don't know about you, but I'd much prefer a guy who would let me make my own decisions instead of forcing me to do or feel something I don't -- and if he just happened to be as cold and hard as a vampire (none of that hot and hairy business like a werewolf -- yuck!), then so be it! ;)
All I can say is that after reading all four books and seeing these three movies, I can without hesitation say that I will forever be Team Edward -- for the rest of eternity (heck, you wouldn't even have eternity with Jacob -- ha! ;) ).
What do you guys think? Are you forever on Team Edward too?
And don't forget to read our J-14 Blog about Team Jacob too!
Can't wait to hear from you!
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