Ok, so just debriefing the character of Alice in the first book.
Alice makes her first appearance at Forks High School. When Edward first states his attraction towards Bella, Alice is interested since she had a vision about her and Bella becoming good friends and knew that it could one day happen. She is desperate to meet Bella but Edward forbids her from talking to her. Eventually, Alice takes up the courage to introduce herself to Bella.
When Bella comes to visit the Cullens' house, Alice is polite and friendly, acting as if Bella is already a member of the family.
Bella: “Whatever you’re thinking, Alice, I doubt I’m that free.” Alice: “Free is free, right?” Bella: “I’m sure I still have boundaries — like the continental U.S., for example.” Angela and Ben laughed, but Alice grimaced in real disappointment. – pg 38
Alice’s expression was something I recognized — an expression that sent an automatic shock of panic through my body. The vacant look in her eyes told me that she was seeing something very different from the mundane lunchroom scene that surrounded us, but something every bit as real in its own way. Something that was coming,...