|Reviews for Unexpected Circumstances|
| 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 spoiled...like 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.
| sml6446 chapter 3 . 12/4/2010
Well I certainly didn't think that's what Edward would do. I thought maybe he would get her calmed down and then go slow with her. But to not do anything? I was definitely surprised. So now my question is how long is Bella gonna wait? If Edward waits for her time, it could be a freakin long time. I would just want to get over with it. But how is she going to become more relaxed with him? I mean, how is that possible with her being so resistant to him? Fear or not, she needs to get over it. That's all I've got.
| bspest04 chapter 3 . 12/4/2010
love love love it so far! kind of wished they'd gotten further, but totally understand you want to up the ante and lemon suspense :)
have to be honest though- edward taking jessica's virginity gross... but great part of the plot. it makes total sense now how he knew about her lack of virginity status...
great chapter, update soon! I am LOVING the quick updates :)
| Gillian Aubrey chapter 3 . 12/4/2010
I definitely think you did the right thing with Edward, I much prefer him caring then forcing himself on Bella. I also am thinking that maybe he wanted someone like Bella instead of a princess because he didn't want a spoiled rotten wife. I really like this story and am already getting into it. More please! )
| liz3615 chapter 3 . 12/4/2010
Where's the fun in fuck-at-first-sight? LOL Plenty of awesome one-shots out there if you're looking for a quickie ;) For me, I love the build-up to that moment. JS
Edward definitely is not your typical fuckhawt knight. Otherwise it would have been a 'typical' wedding night. I love that he was considerate of her. And him telling her to come to him when she is ready? GUH!
Seems like Bella had a twinge of jealousy at Edward's admission of his time with Jessica. I didn't think E was a virgin by any means but doing it with Jessica? blech! lol
So sweet him holding her. Awww
| Manna1 chapter 3 . 12/4/2010
thing. I like that eddie is telling the truth of his motives rather than being vague or lying.
| tinaconnor chapter 3 . 12/4/2010
In answer to your question, did you have Edward do the right thing and stop, or should he had told her to suck it up and fucked her for the sake of medieval canon? I would much rather you remain true to canon Edward, sweet and caring, than remain true to history. Nicely done. You did have them fall asleep in each others arms, so the night wasn't a complete bust. How foreign all this seems in light of todays take on virginity and purity. It must have been a frightening thing for a young girl to go into marriage without a guidebook.
| creyzi4Edward chapter 3 . 12/4/2010
awww.."political spawn"sounds harsh...i'm excited to see the progress of their relationship.