1. Where did you think Edward had gone off to at the start of the chapter and why did you think he had vanished?
I figured he had either transferred, left entirely or would be back when he had better control of himself.
2. We learn a few things about Bella's parents in this chapter. Charlie can't cook - Renee is rather needy and so on. What does this tell us about Bella as an individual?
Obviously Bella has had to mature emotionally and mentally a lot quicker than many of her peers. Having parents who seem emotionally unavailable and physically unavailable will leave her with a few gaps that she needs to fill by being strong and independent and self-sufficient.
3. What was your reaction to the polite way Edward treated Bella when he returned? Did you think he was putting on a show? How did it change your thoughts about his initial reaction to her?
I thought yes, he's finally got his act together and is acting with a modicum of courtesy! I thought he was genuinely trying to make amends, and really figure this girl out. I think I forgave him for his earlier reaction, the guy was caught offguard by his reaction to her, at least he was now making an effort!
4. What was your first explanation for the change in Edward's eye color? Contacts or...Vampire!