Unexpected Circumstances spoilers! Don't read if you don't want to hear what's going on.
For all those who seem to want to get everything off their chest here as opposed to the places provided for this (reviews, PMs, the forums) - this is your very own blog post so you can comment all you like on what you think of what is going on It will be contained here and no one else has to read, it as a few of you like to point out. But since you're commenting on my vacation posts, Offside posts, or my kid's soccer game, it's hard to skip them. This will make it easier for those who come to my blog for other reasons to avoid this.
Yes, he fucked her. No, he didn't have a choice. No, he doesn't want to. Yes, Bella is coping because she has no choice but to cope. No, Angela doesn't hate either of them. No, Bella doesn't hate her husband. No, she doesn't hate her friend. Where did all this "best friend" shit come from? I never wrote that anywhere. "Life-long" doesn't equal "best". Even in canon Alice was always her "best" friend. See what happens when you skim? :)
I'm tempted to write a "UC AU" outtake on what would have happened if Edward had done what a lot of people said he *should* have done, and told Aro to go fuck himself. THAT would be a graphic story with warnings at the top! It would also have the same number of survivors as your average horror movie. Bella would be one of them, though she would wish she wasn't.