diamond in the rock

birealist  asked:

Do you think the vampires in Twilight are capable of being physically flexible or are they stiff? Because I saw a fanfic where they mentioned how they could do things that humans weren't capable of and how they were more flexible than professional gymnast but I honestly just can't see someone who is diamond hard being a contortionist.

I’m with you on that it’s hard for me to imagine rock-hard creatures being flexible, but I think SM meant them to be so superior to humans in every way and thus I bet she would say they could do things a professional gymnast could not. Her explanation seems to be that each individual cell is like a rock-hard diamond, but the skin itself moves like human skin in terms of being flexible. You have Alice, for example, with her ballerina grace, which wouldn’t be possible if they were like stone statues that could barely move.

I sort of like to imagine that’s what happens to vampires who don’t feed for a long long time though? Not like two weeks, but like months, years. That they become more stone-like and can’t move as well. But that’s just sort of my own headcanon for what becoming “weak” with thirst might look like. And it would have to be extreme starvation before it would be noticeable to a human, and they still would be able to move, however stiffly, and once they had some blood in them they’d be good as new. 

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.