entre la sombra y el alma
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Someone asked me about my name, entre la sombra y el alma. For those of you who don't speak Spanish, is means "between the shadow and the soul." It is a phrase from one of my favorite poems by the Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, from his 100 Love Sonnets. It sounds better in Spanish, but here is the poem in English.


by Pablo Neruda

I don't love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,

or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.

I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,

in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that never blooms,

but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;

and thanks to your love, a certain solid fragrance,

risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.

I love you simply, without problems or pride;

I love you in this way because I know no other way

than this: in which there is no I, nor you,

so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand,

so intimate that your eyes close when I fall asleep.

My Stories:

The Darkest Hour: This is an alternate universe story told from Edward's perspective. Here is a more complete summary than the one that is posted: It is said that the darkest hour is just before dawn. After leaving Bella and having been gone for seven years, Edward returns due to the strange visions Alice has been having. Bella has moved on from Edward and she seems happy. Unable to leave her again, Edward must watch her live her life without him. Can Edward and Bella make it through this dark hour to find the breaking dawn?

Jacob's Ladder: This is Jacob's POV during the Twilight saga, starting in childhood, before the books begin until part way through Eclipse.

Link to Bella's Ring in The Darkest Hour:

It is number 48 on the page and is called, Edwardian Round Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring set in Platinum

Alternative Points of View:

As my readers are aware, or at least the ones who actually read the author's notes, I am going to post some chapters after The Darkest Hour is over that will cover other characters' points of view during different scenes, particularly the ones Edward wasn't around to witness. These are the ones I have been thinking about. Please feel free to make requests and suggestions.

1. Bella's dream from the first chapter, the one that made her pant, moan, and cry out Edward's name. If you remember, Mike was in it as well. Should be fun to write.

2. Bella's reaction when she first sees Edward again

3. Bella when she realizes that she is falling for Edward again for real. May span more than one chapter.

4. The meeting with the family when they told her that Edward had feelings for her. Will probably also be from Bella's perspective.

5. Rosalie's point of view during both of her private conversations with Bella.

6. A big, probably multi-chapter narrative from Jacob about seeing Olivia for the first time, getting to know her, letting go of Bella, how things change in the pack (because not everyone reacts well), telling Olivia about Bella, his being a shape shifter, the imprinting, his divorce, etc., etc. Basically the whole romance between Jake and Olivia and how things change with his relationship to Bella. I may even post this as an entirely different story since it may be able to stand on its own for the most part. Still hope you guys read it, though.

Some of the Music I Listened to While Writing The Darkest Hour (not written in an order that follows the plot):

Creep by Radiohead (Edward)

I See Monsters by Ryan Adams (Edward)

Colorblind by Counting Crows (Bella)

Empty Room by Marjorie Fair (Bella)

The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot by Brand New (Jake)

The Hill by Marketa Irglova (Bella)

Too Easy by OneRepublic (Edward and Bella)

Let Him Fly by Patty Griffin (Bella)

Black Star by Radiohead (Jake)

Dreams by Brandi Carlile (Bella)

Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want This Time by The Smiths (Edward and Jake)

Hallelujah performed by Jeff Buckley (Jake)

The entire album Actor by St. Vincent

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Or Not by politik780 reviews
Just Listen - Owen's Point of View. **UPDATE** Please read!
Just Listen - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 55,805 - Reviews: 528 - Favs: 345 - Follows: 182 - Updated: 7/23/2013 - Published: 1/6/2007
At the Cliffs by JoinTeamJacob reviews
Eclipse retold as J&B! Nominated for "Best Must Read" Twilight Avant Garde Fanfiction Awards . "I steadied myself, ready to take the plunge into the swirling icy water below, when suddenly, a hand shot out and grabbed my arm to pull me back..."
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 38 - Words: 97,668 - Reviews: 666 - Favs: 501 - Follows: 337 - Updated: 11/26/2012 - Published: 5/29/2010 - Bella, Jacob
The Woods are Lovely, Dark, and Deep by bananapancakes7 reviews
Bella visits a quiet lodge in Forks and she meets the secretive, tormented Edward Masen. Just as their relationship transcends friendship, Edward's past comes back to haunt him in the most brutal way. B&E are human, but oh…there will be vampires. AU.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 38 - Words: 284,598 - Reviews: 5401 - Favs: 3,651 - Follows: 3,377 - Updated: 5/21/2012 - Published: 4/15/2009 - Bella, Edward
The Other Side of Me by BelieveItOrNot reviews
Post-college, Edward and Bella help each other heal through the worst kind of pain inflicted by a close friend. A journey of trauma, healing, and survival. AH, Mostly E/B, Em/R, J/A take smaller roles. OOC Rated M
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 34 - Words: 182,475 - Reviews: 2105 - Favs: 1,251 - Follows: 765 - Updated: 3/7/2012 - Published: 5/13/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Night Must Fall by katinki reviews
COMPLETE. In a world of night, shadows known as the Volturi reign supreme. Their word is law, unquestioned and unchallenged. A doctoral student threatens exposure, and a Volturi Prince has been unleashed to silence her forever. AU.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 109,754 - Reviews: 3897 - Favs: 2,739 - Follows: 1,833 - Updated: 10/22/2011 - Published: 5/26/2010 - Edward, Bella - Complete
A Rough Start by ItzMegan73 reviews
Overnight irresponsible Edward goes from bachelor to father of a 5 yr old. Meanwhile responsible, prepared Bella begins her first job as Kindergarten teacher at Forks Elementary. When irresponsible meets the epitome of responsible, sparks will fly!
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 41 - Words: 253,554 - Reviews: 22926 - Favs: 14,300 - Follows: 10,650 - Updated: 8/31/2011 - Published: 8/20/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Cullen's girl by Elmo13 reviews
I shivered from the longing while she shivered from the cold. It was intoxicating. Her hair smelled like raspberries. This was wrong, she was my best friend. AH Canon
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 55 - Words: 91,407 - Reviews: 2280 - Favs: 975 - Follows: 800 - Updated: 3/12/2011 - Published: 11/26/2008 - Bella, Edward
Bare by stella luna sky reviews
Winner of two Summer 2009 Indies. A beautifully plain girl writes the colors used to unravel a young prodigy of the brushstroke. What color are the eyes that see through the heart? Forest green and their rooted brown. AH/M. COMPLETE.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 28 - Words: 95,675 - Reviews: 5698 - Favs: 6,486 - Follows: 3,727 - Updated: 8/4/2010 - Published: 6/5/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Will I Ever Make It Home by lilabut reviews
Nothing could desecrate Jacob's profound procedure, his eyes fixed on the small piece of greyish cardboard pressed between his thumb and index finger – thinking with his fingers, feeling it, trying to know where it belonged. Jacob tries to get over Bella
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,871 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/5/2010 - Published: 2/26/2010 - Bella, Jacob - Complete
Know Thyself by quamquam20 reviews
Bella tries out meditation and gets to know herself. As you might expect, this changes things. A lot. Set early on in Eclipse. M for sexuality, language, and violence.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,762 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 6 - Published: 6/7/2010 - Bella, Jacob - Complete
Love Like Salt by quamquam20 reviews
A study session goes awesomely awry when Bella tells a story about salt. Pre-jump New Moon.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,794 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/3/2010 - Bella, Jacob - Complete
In My Power by Emilie Fauve reviews
Carlisle's chronicle of how each member in his family came to join him in immortality. True to character and canon. Pre-Twilight; rated for medical situations and mature themes. 2009 Eddie Award Nominee!
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 21 - Words: 129,890 - Reviews: 429 - Favs: 395 - Follows: 157 - Updated: 1/28/2010 - Published: 12/23/2008 - Carlisle - Complete
Sanctification by vampireisthenewblack reviews
Part of a night in the life of Edward during his 'rebellious' years. Canon Darkward. O/S. Warning: contains a passing reference to rape.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 621 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/17/2010 - Edward, Carlisle - Complete
Immortal Emancipation by Emilie Fauve reviews
In the early 1950's, just when things seem to be settling for the five Cullens, the unexpected entrance of a mysterious couple heralds a great change. The story of Jasper and Alice's arrival from Carlisle's perspective. In canon and character.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,507 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 184 - Follows: 29 - Published: 1/11/2010 - Jasper, Alice - Complete
West and East by The World of My Creation reviews
Modern N&S. Maggie Hale lives in New York until her dad decides to move across the country and settle in Los Angeles. How will she fit into her new high school, especially when half the girls hate her for snagging the lead in the musical? ON HIATUS
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 29,030 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 1/10/2010 - Published: 8/14/2009
FiftyEight Nights by Eowyn77 reviews
Bridge between Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. The newborns are defeated, the wedding date is set. All that stands between Bella, Edward, and "a happy place" is time. Many thanks to my betas, Darth Ishtar and Tersaseda. Alternating POV.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 35 - Words: 75,648 - Reviews: 885 - Favs: 618 - Follows: 303 - Updated: 12/30/2009 - Published: 12/16/2008 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Gesture Me Home by Teeny Tiny Twilight reviews
A one shot. if requested, it will turn into a lemony two shot. Bella, planning to unwind at a bar, meets Edward. An All hhuman Edward and Bella love bit. Enjoy!
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 19,645 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 12/20/2009 - Published: 9/16/2009 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Passing By by DeltaSwan90 reviews
It was written law in Revolutionary France, "Should a man be convicted of a crime and sentenced to hang, he may be saved by a virtuous maiden who agrees to marry him." E/B, AU, AH
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 85,235 - Reviews: 2204 - Favs: 3,270 - Follows: 1,300 - Updated: 11/16/2009 - Published: 6/24/2009 - Bella, Edward - Complete
The Beauty and The Geek by vix2020 reviews
Edward Cullen is a painfully shy intellectual desperately in love with his quiet, beautiful classmate Bella Swan. Slight Twilight Parody. Originally written for The Sexy Edward Contest. Expanded from one-shot to novella. RATED M. AU/AH/OOC. EPOV/BPOV.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 56,932 - Reviews: 580 - Favs: 1,893 - Follows: 542 - Updated: 11/16/2009 - Published: 8/31/2008 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Edward's Eclipse by vix2020 reviews
For True Edward Fans. An in-depth, accurate portrayal of the heart, mind, and soul of the beloved Edward Cullen as he deals with the complex themes and events taking place during Eclipse. RATED T FOR INTIMACY THEMES/LANGUAGE. CANON. EPOV.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 67,782 - Reviews: 436 - Favs: 957 - Follows: 494 - Updated: 11/16/2009 - Published: 8/15/2008 - Edward, Bella
Pieces by lilabut reviews
not continued
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 11 - Words: 23,553 - Reviews: 188 - Favs: 119 - Follows: 167 - Updated: 10/11/2009 - Published: 4/30/2009 - Bella, Jacob
The Darkest Hour reviews
It is said that the darkest hour is just before dawn. After leaving Bella and having been gone for seven years, Edward returns due to the strange visions Alice has been having. Can Edward and Bella make it through this dark hour to find the breaking dawn?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 32 - Words: 116,430 - Reviews: 187 - Favs: 121 - Follows: 105 - Updated: 5/28/2012 - Published: 2/16/2010 - Edward, Bella