|Reviews for In the Blink of an Eye|
| peevy chapter 17 . 10/23/2008
This is wonderful, rich, well-paced, and nicely plotted thus far. The plot is unusual and both thoughtful and thought-provoking. It's also very well-written. I am looking forward to reading more.
| twilightscallingme chapter 17 . 10/23/2008
"Oh, no, you're much better than Wikipedia," she says. "I trust you."
I think, perhaps, that was the perfect line.
| jbluvs2sing chapter 17 . 10/23/2008
I love how Bella is assertive in your story. She really has grown up. Thanks for updating.
| Kolored chapter 17 . 10/23/2008
Aww, what a nice ending to this chapter. And I liked the Wikipedia comment. That was cute. :)
| Capricorn75 chapter 17 . 10/23/2008
All right, so I totally cheated and came here to read the chapter. But I just couldn't wait any longer for it to appear on Twilighted!
This chapter could have lasted forever and I would have been perfectly happy hearing Edward describe all these historical events. I love history...in a perfect world I would win the lottery and not have to work, and could spend all my free-time just going to college history lectures.
I'm glad that Bella is becoming more at ease with Edward. He's so hopeful- for anything from her, really- and that makes me hopeful, too.
| midsummerstars chapter 17 . 10/23/2008
You update so quickly!
Aw! That pretty much sums up this chapter! :)
I love the part when she picks her up to put her in his car...and also the Wikipedia reference and when Bella says that she trusts Edward. They are getting closer and Bella is starting to let her guard down!
| hammondgirl chapter 17 . 10/23/2008
I know her husband just died, but you wrote it as almost a marriage of convenience, more like friends. The tension between your Edward and Bella is thrumming throughout this chapter. I think I'm gonna have to go watch the trailer so I can at least get them to kiss. Seriously, how much longer? Hopefully by midnight, hint, hint. I know it's soon, but geez, throw a girl a bone here.
| Nurumla chapter 17 . 10/23/2008
You're torturing me with your ability to stay true to character here ;). I understand why the slow build is necessary, but that doesn't mean I can't be impatient until we get to everyone being happy. ...they are going to be happy right?
Don't take any of that the wrong way, you're doing a great job.
| Amber Magic chapter 17 . 10/23/2008
I absolutely adore how slowly their relationship is going. It's like a real relationship, becoming friends first, getting to know each other (for real this time), glimmers of something more... I also liked the discussion about what has changed and what Edward has seen since he was changed. Especially the woman's suffrage. It makes sense with how he felt about race as well, but it was nice that he was honest with her. It took him some time to change but he got there.
So when Rose and Esme (and Alice? Was she there yet?) marched for the ERA Edward wasn't supportive? I can imagine some fireworks going on in that house!
"It is exactly 6 o'clock when Edward knocks lightly on Bella's door." Haha, he isn't really a stalker anymore but he is barely restraining himself. Poor perpetually seventeen Edward...
You're spoiling me with these multiple updates a week! Reading always makes my day a little brighter. Great chapter, very well done. Almost the weekend!
| TwilightFan104 chapter 17 . 10/23/2008
That was an excellent chapter. I really enjoy how they interact now that they have both matured some. There is so much more depth to everything. It was good that Bella was initiating the questions and really accepting and appreciating the answers.
I love that Edward is so optimistic and patient now. It seems Bella is starting to warm up to him again. I think I like there adult relationship more then the initial one.
| jayemmpee chapter 17 . 10/23/2008
Yay, happy Edward is back! He was getting there in your last chapter, but this chapter cements it.
I really love the direction you've taken this. It has evolved into a unique and interesting story and your writing has gotten stronger as the chapters have progressed. In the first few chapters, there were some tense issues that drove me crazy. This chapter is much more refined.
I wonder what will happen next... :)
| fiberkitty chapter 17 . 10/23/2008
Wonderful update. For once I'm actually finding myself liking a version of Bella (not her biggest fan) but you're rounding her out into such a great person. It is nice seeing them actually talk instead of just doing circles in a mating dance. The wikipedia line- priceless.
| austen1775 chapter 17 . 10/23/2008
This fic exemplifies why adults sometimes are better subjects in stories.
As I read their discussion, I found myself asking how come in the books Bella and Edward never talked about history and his life. I also like Bella's chat with Emmett. Vampires really are infinitely more interesting than werwolves.
Fascinating chapter. Looking forward to the next.
| wildly-wrathful chapter 16 . 10/22/2008
I really liked these last two chapters. I like that this Edward chapter was more than just him pining away for Bella, but showed that he had a life and cares outside of her.
And the end, when Edward was going to push Bella on eating, then decided not to. It shows that he's listening, getting it. Awesome job. :D
| ppinecone chapter 16 . 10/21/2008
I am immensely enjoying this story, and am looking forward to a little alone time for Edward and Bella to get a bit closer. You have been setting up the richly layered story so well, delightfully torturing us.