How did Carlisle and Esme in the Twilight series fall in love?

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Carlisle originally met Esme in the year 1911, when she was sixteen years old and had broken her leg after falling from a tree. Carlisle, a compassionate vampire doctor, treated her and then moved on with his life. Esme was greatly moved by her encounter with Carlisle and fell in...

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Carlisle originally met Esme in the year 1911, when she was sixteen years old and had broken her leg after falling from a tree. Carlisle, a compassionate vampire doctor, treated her and then moved on with his life. Esme was greatly moved by her encounter with Carlisle and fell in love with him. Ten years later, in 1921, Carlisle and Esme met again, in much graver circumstances. Esme had just lost her young child to a deadly fever, and, in unbearable emotional pain, decided to end her life. Esme jumped from a cliff and was taken to the local hospital, on her deathbed. Carlisle turned Esme into a vampire to save her life. When Esme awoke, she was surprised to see the man she fell in love with standing by her bedside. The two fell in love and became inseparable.

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