|Reviews for There's a Word for It|
| debslmac chapter 20 . 6/19/2016
| KL93 chapter 20 . 6/19/2016
Ugh cancer is literally the saddest thing ever. Hopefully research will advance more. Glad she finally gets to end her line of cancerous genes and still live.
| goldseadragon chapter 20 . 6/19/2016
Holy crow, so you wrote this chapter six months ago? Lemmy died right after Christmas, IIRC. Not to be nosy, I just like to hear how the writing process works for other people.
| 2muchtrouble chapter 20 . 6/19/2016
How interesting that you had Rosalie be the one to convince her to change when canon Rose is so dead set against it.
| lamelessness chapter 20 . 6/19/2016
thank you, thank you God, for writing a Rosalie that makes sense. Seriously, Rosalie's are my pet peeve, because her character in the book just doesn't make sense, and this Rosalie is awesome.
| traceybuie chapter 20 . 6/19/2016
so so sad... hopefully bella makes it.
| angie671 chapter 20 . 6/19/2016
Very intense and sad, thank you
| Camilla10 chapter 20 . 6/19/2016
My God, was she stubborn. But finally wisdom prevailed.
| bzwifenmom24-7 chapter 20 . 6/19/2016
When I was in high school, I was also addicted in watching " Maria la del Barrio" and all other telenovelas of Talia.
| Guest chapter 15 . 6/19/2016
I love this story, thank you!
| bmthespian chapter 20 . 6/19/2016
| Guest chapter 19 . 6/1/2016
It's June! All things are blossoming, pollinating and buzzing. Your writing inspiration too, perhaps? We would love to hear more of Bella's story.
| Renee Aubin chapter 19 . 5/30/2016
Ohmygosh I can’t believe I missed the update to this story three months ago – and quite an update it was, too!
‘God, how I hated throwing up in front of Edward, and this was twice.’
Sigh, just a tiny sample of what she could be in for.
‘I had no doubt that Akerlund was a stellar oncologist – that's why Carlisle chose her - but with the fascinating Dr. Cullen in the room, I was practically invisible. It meant I heard a lot more than I would have normally, I suspected.’
Wow, the voice of doom:
‘"So it's out of the abdominal cavity," I said.’
Not to mention every female ancestor dying young of some type of cancer.
And "No, it's malignant. Carlisle smelled the cancer traveling in my blood.”
Hmm, a little surprising that Edward pushes for medical treatment, but then she has clearly been reluctant to consider being changed.
It must be so easy to be derailed this way:
‘I could be a fighter. I could venture onto the battlefield and vanquish my disease by trying hard enough. The way Renee hadn't.
Renee who fought, and fought, and suffered and screamed and died. What the hell was I thinking?’
There’s something ironic about her escaping Edward by running outside into the light, when what she’s really pursuing is the right to choose the dark.
Sigh, good for Edward. He’s waiting outside in the SUV, but when she asks Seth
"Why didn't you tell me?"
"He asked me not to. He wanted you to have your space."
He’s not making the same mistake again.
I really like your Bella’s clarity:
“I'm sorry I ran from you like that, but I'm madder that you tried to beguile me into doing something I don't want to do. I know you remember you promised not to do that."
An extra challenge to her research:
“new names every generation because I concentrated on tracing back the women in Charlie and Renee's lines.”
Good point that in earlier generations the women sometimes died of something else, before the cancer developed.
Amazing that Isabel Salazar is an ancestor on both sides. So really, Bella’s risks were even worse than her mother’s.
“I'm the last descendent of Isabel Salazar, and her line will end with me. That it persisted this long is a freak of statistics." Thank goodness – is that an OK thing to think?
Excellent, re Charlie and Renee: “And the irony is, that their moms had died young kind of brought them together, gave them something in common.”
Makes sense that Edward woud think this: “It's as if I'm your death wish."
I’m just shaking my head about what a great conversation this is.
“And you're wrong: I didn't do nothing - I've done everything I could.”
Shiver: ‘"Alice says [Akerlund] will recommend against treatment," he said finally.’
What a great strategy, having the guidance counselor shadow her as she announces to all her classes.
So true: “Adolescents feed on one another's emotions."
The story of Sharon Stanley’s mortgage frauds was appalling! Oh juicy, Coach Clapp’s wife is involved too. A “conspiracy to defraud grandmothers” indeed.
“Think of it this way, you're the impetus for making Forks a better place." He stepped to me and curved a hand around my neck. "The world is a better place for you being in it. Think about that too."
I’m impressed that your Bella pursues the ethical implications of becoming a vampire so seriously. I don’t think I’ve seen anything remotely like that before. It would have to have been an older Bella with some hard times of her own.
An interesting selection, the parable of the talents, offered by the pastor re Bella’s choice. In Buddhism (Tibetan in particular), a human lifetime is considered so precious that we should make the most of it.
Bella doesn’t seem particularly panicked about this mystery vampire, at least not yet. I’m pretty sure she’s met all the Cullens at one time or another. Volturi?
| brown0520 chapter 19 . 5/12/2016
Can't wait to read more!
| You'reMyAlibi chapter 19 . 4/25/2016
I think I've though about this story everyday since you updated it. I love your story and I am looking forward to the next chapter!