Here is chapter 5! Savor it, because I’m going on vacation and the next update won’t be until December. Don’t worry, the cliffie isn’t too bad. ;)
Being in close proximity of a crying woman made Edward uncomfortable. Maybe it was because he didn’t understand human emotions, or maybe it was because the women he lived with didn’t cry.
Vampires never cried.
Edward had always assumed it was possible for a vampire to cry. Venom lingered in their tissues, preserving and healing their bodies. It flowed freely from salivary glands and lubricated the eyes through tear ducts. There was no reason why it couldn’t escape these ducts in the form of tears. Perhaps their bodies were too efficient to waste the venom on such nonessential behavior.
Whether it was possible didn’t change the fact that Edward, nor any of his family, had ever witnessed a vampire cry.