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I had been living at the Cullen house for only a week and I was already sick of it. Not that I minded living with Edward, which I of course didn't, but I was tired of being treated like a prisoner. Everywhere I went, one of the Cullens followed.
Esme was there for every class and I saw Edward and Alice quite a bit at school, too. We all drove together and sat at the same lunch table. The first day Esme joined us, Mike made a comment as Edward and I were in line for my food, "What, Cullen, do you need your mommy to cut your food for you?"
Jessica, who would probably never be over her infatuation with Mike, laughed along with Lauren.
I felt Edward tense beside me and put a hand on his arm, "Relax," I whispered before turning to Mike. "She's here because of me. I'm helping Mrs. Cullen as she works to found a charter school for intellectually advanced students." I don't know what came over me, but suddenly something snapped. "No matter how hard you try, Mike, you'll never have the brains to get in."
I walked over to our table and buried my head in my hands. Alice squealed and bounced up and down, "Way to go, Bella!"
"As Emmett would say, 'Newton had it coming,'" Edward brought my tray over.
Once we got back to the Cullen house, Alice, Edward and I would to our homework and then spend the evenings with the whole family, watching movies or playing games until I fell asleep. I would sleep in Edward's room, contrary, I'm sure, to what Esme must have told Charlie. They moved an extra dresser into the room for my clothes.
Even at the house, I had no privacy. While the y let me go to the bathroom and shower by myself, one of them would always clear the room first and Alice would wait outside the door for me to be done.
My only consolation was that no one else was allowed to go anywhere alone either. Hunting was done in pairs, preferably in threes. So that Carlisle was never alone, Rosalie accompanied him to the hospital under the pretense that she was in an accelerated medicine program. Rosalie was chosen for this because among the Cullen siblings who had graduated, Rosalie had the greatest self-control.
This left Jasper and Emmett as the odd men out. They stayed at the house, patrolling all day and making sure no one got near.
Thus a week passed and nothing happened. It was Friday night and I was rereading Sense and Sensibility when the book dropped out of my hands.