Ms. EBT has been asking for an EPOV since she started pre-reading, and I wanted to thank her for being there for me, as well as give readers an insight into Edward's thoughts. I thought Chapter 135 would be a great place to do just that.
Unfortunately, almost every response to his POV has been the opposite of what I intended readers to come away with. So, I wanted to clear that up here.
Edward really does love Bella. I know his actions don't show that in regards to Angela, but he doesn't know how to deal with the fact that he loves Bella but likes Angela. He's a lost little boy who knows he's about to lose the love of his life, so he thinks he can cushion the fall out by having Angela there. He's not thinking clearly during his argument with Angela at prom, so his thoughts in his POV are jumbled.
Just like Angela, he's gone about things the wrong way, and I tried to portray that in this POV. Unfortunately, I didn't convey that message well enough, and I'm sorry for that. I know that the content of stories can be taken differently by the reader, but with the almost unanimous response being more of a "He really doesn't love or like either Bella or Angela" instead of "He scrambling to stay afloat and doesn't want to be alone," I felt that it was best to let you know what I intended with his POV.
I'm still growing, learning as a writer, so I'm taking this as a lesson learned.
Thank you for sticking it out.
Con Amor Siempre,