Reviews for Unexpected Circumstances
fonsy chapter 3 . 12/4/2010
thanks for the update. I was a really, really happy person when i found the update alert today! I think he was being practical instead of wanting a slave, considering the way he handled the wedding night, he proved he was a nice person. I do wonder if Bella caught his eye the day of the tournament or if he saw her before that and already liked her; Since he knew of Jessica way before...and I'm also curious as to why he was so quick to marry, he could have said he had a fiance back home or some other excuse.
TraceyJ chapter 3 . 12/4/2010
One of the many reasons I love this story is that I have a History degree...So I soak up as much historical fanfic as I can. I didn't think much about Bella's age...Because you're right alot of girls during that time were married off much younger than sixteen. How old is Edward? Or did I miss it? I'm thinking somewhere between 18-25? Not sure... I really love this story and squeal with delight when you update!
DeDe43221 chapter 3 . 12/4/2010
i love this story
nikkiwindland chapter 3 . 12/4/2010
I feel like a three year old wanting to throw a tantrum and stomp my foot much as i wanted a proper wedding night...aka yummy lemony glad he stopped! I wasnt to suprised to see that he had been with Jessica..ick.
ze1uh chapter 3 . 12/4/2010
You tricked me! LOL! I think he made the right decision by taking his time with her & not forcing her into anything she wasn't ready for. But please promise when the time comes it will be a delicious lemon:) hahaha... I know I'm a bit pervy sometimes *face palm.

As for why he picked her... she's a useful wife that obviously caught his eye... so why not go for what you want, right? As usual this was a great chapter & your writing always amazes me.
LostIntimidation chapter 3 . 12/4/2010
Hmmm...that wasn't how I thought things would go. I feel like Edward's somewhat inconsistent by not taking Bella's virginity but taking Jessica's. It would make more sense if Jessica hadn't been a virgin. Anyway, icky past aside I like this Edward. He's going to shape up to be quite awesome methinks ;)
CdrIvanova chapter 3 . 12/4/2010
Good chapter. OK, to answer your questions: I'm glad Edward stopped ... it proves that he's a gentleman and aware of Bella's state. Second, I don't think he's looking for a servant, I think he talked about his marriage expectations in a manner that Bella would understand. Sure, she's a political pawn, but there's more to it. He's kind. She'll start to see that soon, I think.
pixieangel3000 chapter 3 . 12/4/2010
love it oxxxoxoxooxooox

dreamzuvedward chapter 3 . 12/4/2010
I definitely like that he is waiting for her to be ready. Kindness goes a long way.
elenute chapter 3 . 12/4/2010
I think you did the right thing. Edward was such a gentleman, but I don't think he married her because he liked her, I'm sure he's up to something ;)

And 16 is pretty normal to be married because in the Middle Ages people died at the age of 30 :D

Thank you for an update! I hope you will post another chapter that soon too!
majose chapter 3 . 12/4/2010
I guess it was the right thing, but it was also unusual. I was expecting him to consummate the marriage. I do not fully understand his reasoning for the marriage and I am guessing there is more to the story with Jessica that he let on.

Poor Isabella though; she is terrified.
uramazing chapter 3 . 12/4/2010
I think she is lucky to have Edward cause back then the man wouldn't have cared. great story
midsouthmama chapter 3 . 12/4/2010
oh no, poor bella! that image of her curled up on her side in bed facing away from edward as she cries just squished my heart. she's had a terrifying two days and done amazingly well, i think, to hold it together until that moment. i think i would have had a mini freak out before then if i had been in her shoes, bless her heart.

i like edward more and more each chapter, but i still have questions about him. i'm so glad he saw and understood bella's fear and didn't force himself upon her. like you mentioned in the a/n, that's probably an anomaly for the medieval period. meh...who cares? it's sweet. and says a lot about edward.

on the one hand, the expectations edward lists (cleaning, cooking, looking after his rooms, mending clothing) do sound like criteria for a good servant rather than a good wife. on the other hand, he follows the list with the distinction that bella knows how to do all these things but jessica doesn't. for edward, and i might be totally wrong and out on a limb here, i think it's more about him wanting a wife who is knowledgeable, active, curious, and self-sufficient, rather than one who is ignorant, indolent, bored, and jessica. it's like darcy in pride and prejudice...he loves elizabeth because she is lively and intelligent...not vacuous like caroline bingley.

all that said, wtf? why did he sleep with jessica? blech.

edward says bella caught his eye. was it at the jousting tournament or before then? hmmmm...

i like how quickly bella grasped the fact that she is a political pawn and how honest edward was in admitting that was true.

the fact that bella is 16 doesn't squick me out. given the medieval time period, like you said, it would be normal for a girl her age to be married or betrothed. i'm a champ at suspending my disbelief!

love, love, love the story. thanks for the timely update! :)
fangrl01 chapter 3 . 12/4/2010
I'm not sure how I feel about Edward stopping. I can see how you are trying to make him more noble than anyone else would ever be in his position. But by not sanctifying their marriage, he leaves her open to criticism and scrutiny in her own home. The servants will know that nothing happened since there was no blood shed either that or they will think she wasn't a virgin. Either scenario doesn't bode well for Bella. Perhaps he can rectify the situation by cutting himself so that there is some blood on the sheets to keep Bella safe from malicious gossip.
dreamzuvedward chapter 2 . 12/4/2010
I like how you've mixed around the canon characters, esp Aro as Jessica's father and Felix as her brother haha. Edward is proving to be quite the gentleman. Mama likey.
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