|Reviews for The Perfect Space|
| Read-Till-It-Hurts chapter 25 . 6/29
Just wanted to let you know that I love this story and would love to read the end of it. This is my millionth time re-reading and I really hope you will consider completing it soon!
| Sweetie7smiled chapter 27 . 6/18
I'm really sad for Edward and Bella right now. The loving innocence their relationship has been building on from the start is so real, and commendable, and -beautiful- to see. But no one's acknowledging it. Instead, they're being pressured into sex by everyone around them! It's scary. And so very sad.
I mean, their relationship is at a vulnerable stage. Being so very unique, on account of their experience, they are only still coming to terms with trying to define it for themselves. Fair enough... though that means the pressures of their peers and parents are going to be all the more vital of an influence to them. Their relationship as a couple has -always- been real; it's their sense of readiness for sex that isn't.
On the one hand, Bella is being constantly pushed to think of validating a relationship in terms of sex by their immature but experienced 'friends' who seem to think that every relationship must be that way. As much as Edward has been around this kind of influence for a long time, it is commendable that he has not fallen to it. That's part of what has defined who he is, to his credit. Their kidnapped period might have gone very differently if he had been of a lesser ilk, and they wouldn't have developed the strength of bond they have.
Yet, all of their parents have completely neglected to acknowledge the loving nature of this abstinence they've maintained (which they've -known- has been the case, all the time they've let them sleep in Bella's bedroom together... suggesting as well all the time they were held in that basement) while instead they've communicated a lack of trust in them (Edward is quite justified in being frustrated about this fact!), combined with a doubt as to the validity of any couple status they might have to begin with. If these facts weren't enough to singlehandedly push them into feeling the need to validate their relationship in the eyes of society... inevitably in such terms as society will recognize... well, school certainly isn't going to give them any better message!
A special presentation that starts with 'Let's show you just how good sex is supposed to be', moving onto how -normal- it is for young people to pursue it... is only going to empower their experimentation toward that end within the current environment. And of course, the peer pressure from their friends' resulting conversations isn't helping.
Charlie's change of heart about Edward (which I am glad to finally see!) is sadly a bit too little, too late at this point... and I'm worried that the backlash of being prematurely sexual is ultimately going to haunt them both (by straining the relationship between Edward and Bella's father, on her behalf... much like it would also end up disappointedly doing with Edward's parents). And it will have been largely their parents' fault.
Most of all, throughout any of this, at -no- time has their been any recognition or encouragement of how respectful and -loving- their abstinence has been, honestly -proving- the validity of their relationship right from the start!, far and away above how much sex could -ever- be proof of the same (which it can't!). Instead, the high standard their relationship began with has been slowly dragged down, via the neglectful encouragement of lust, to be no more special than anyone else's. It's not fair!
At this point, I'm pretty sure they'll be getting physical long before they ever emotionally get to that place where they say 'I love you'... let alone truly realize they want to make that lifelong commitment to each other that warrants it. Getting physical will distract them from getting there! How is this 'the perfect space'? I am so sad for them.
I kinda wish their response to the Thanksgiving fiasco could have been to disappear just long enough to drive to Las Vegas and get married. (Probably difficult though, being underage.) I think it would have been a whole lot healthier for them if they could have.
Sigh. Thanks for writing.
| Sweetie7smiled chapter 12 . 6/16
This is an amazing story; nicely thought out! Thanks for writing!
| Sweetie7smiled chapter 10 . 6/16
Neat story; I liked the bracelet meaning. Thanks for writing!
| Sweetie7smiled chapter 5 . 6/16
I like your story. Thanks for writing!
| Sweetie7smiled chapter 3 . 6/16
Good story. Thanks for writing!
| fatpotatoe chapter 1 . 12/14/2014
Good start, good writing.
| febrahimi chapter 28 . 11/13/2014
| Guest chapter 28 . 9/11/2014
| Dodge1989 chapter 1 . 5/10/2014
Please. Update more, I know it's have been years. But this story took my heart:)
| FeebasFrodo14 chapter 28 . 1/13/2014
Please update! Please please please!
| Bellacullen16 chapter 28 . 11/16/2013
This story is good. I specially love their shower ritual coz I like my Bella to be a little needy. Anyway, there haven't been any updates in a very long time, what's up with that?
| d76 chapter 22 . 8/16/2013
Uuuummm. I really like this story, can't stop reading it! But I just gotta say something.
When the "Jimmy" charature asks Bella out, there a a couple of problems with that.
1: as an employee of the school district it is both unethical, breaking any sort of employment contract, illegal, and SUPER CREEPY. He's in a position of powe over her, and she's under 18, a minor. And HOW CREEPY, to have a 'teacher' ask you on a date.
2: if he really is 19, it's impossible for him to be a substitute or fill in teacher, he's too young.
| JustAnotherReviewer84 chapter 28 . 7/8/2013
I really like this story!
Are you ever going to finish?
How did Bella and Edward get free of James?
You have really left your readers wondering! If you're getting these reviews, then please update soon! :(
| Guest chapter 28 . 6/17/2013
please update this story!