No, the news did not inspire a vampire war, although Twitter was a battleground of emotions

By Alison Schwartz
Updated April 02, 2015 12:25 PM
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The world held a little tighter on to its life-size cutout posters of Robert Pattinson on Wednesday night, as sources revealed that his engagement was no April Fool’s Day joke. (What?! You don’t sleep next to a cardboard RPatz? Mmmhmm )

We had a feeling Twihards would have some feelings about Pattinson’s plans to wed FKA twigs after only six months of dating. For the most devoted Pattinson fans – we’re looking at you, girl who still gets goosebumps at the sight of a silver Volvo – it was enough to invite the wrath of the Volturi.

And while a supernatural war did not ensue, Twitter proved to be a battleground of emotions, because while the Twilight saga has long wrapped, true love never dies, much like, say, vampires. // the story “Fan Girls React to Robert Pattinson’s Engagement” on Storify