1. Is it selfish of Bella to ask Edward to sit out the battle, knowing that it will increase the danger to the rest of his family?
In my opinion, no it was not selfish. If I was Bella, I would probably ask the same thing of Edward. Of course she probably didn't understand at that point that Edward and the Cullens know how to take care of themselves.
2. When Bella asks Edward to sit out the battle for her, he looks into her eyes for a long time. She sees his eyes "tighten with some emotion I couldn't read" before he picks up the phone to call Alice and make the necessary arrangements. What do you think was going through his mind?
Well, I don't have the book with me so I can't read that part, but it would probably just have something to do with both of them. I know that he wants her to be happy, and in Eclipse is when the whole Edward/Jacob stuff was going down.
3. Do Edward and Alice really believe the danger from the newborns is as trivial as they say, or are they trying to make Bella feel better?
Well, I am sure they were a little anxious. Obviously they knew someone created the newborns.. They probably had a few worries stacked up on their list. Like the werewolves doing something crazy. But I also bet that they wanted to try to get Bella less stressed out so she didn't breakdown or anything.
4. Why do you think Bella feels it’s more like being with the old Jake -- “easy, effortless, as natural as breathing in and out” -- when he is in wolf form?
Well I'm totally not sure. Something phycological? Lol, don't know. Or maybe because when Jake isn't pissed he seems sweet in his wolf form.
His arms wrapped around me, holding me against him, summer and winter.
It felt like every nerve ending in my body was a live wire.