This is a really crappy title, I know. I'm trying. A little help here. It's a normal day for Bella Swan. Then she goes to see her friend Alice. Alice has some bad news for Bella. How will she react? Will she stop it? Will she be too late? This is my first fan fic and I'm really nervous. Tell me if I'm doing something is wrong. KELLY- STOP READING NOW!Chapter 7 Added!
DISCLAIMER: Unfortunately, none of the characters in my story belong to me. :( They all belong to the amazing Stephenie Meyer. Also, this isn't really why I think could actually happen. That's all up to Stephenie Meyer.
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I lay in the blackness, the pain just there. It was still hard to breathe, though, and it would feel nice to stop trying.
But I couldn't, I had to hold on for Charlie, Renee, and, most of all, Edward. I knew that if I let go, he would, too. I couldn't let him do that and the only way to stop him was to live.
My mind shied away from those thoughts. I tried to focus on breathing normally. It was more like a stutter.
In, then out. In, then out.
The room was silent, but I could hear the faint beeping of a heart monitor.
"NO!" Edward yelled suddenly. "NO, NO, NO!"
My eyes fluttered open. Edward was on his feet, staring at the door. All of his family, except for Carlisle, were looking at him, startled. I briefly wondered when they all got here before I was brought back to the present moment.
"Edward?" I whispered hoarsely. "Edward, what's wrong?"
"NO, Bella, no! Don't let go! Keep breathing! It can't be! No, no, NO!" He ran to me and grabbed my hand.
"What are you talking about?"
Edward began to sob. I tried reach up to comfort him, but it hurt. I whimpered in pain.
Just then, Carlisle entered the room, silently. Esme rushed to his side.
"Has Edward told you the results of the x-rays?" Carlisle asked, causing Edward to sob even harder.
Everyone shook their head. I whispered, "No. Will you tell us, Carlisle?"
Carlisle sighed. Everyone looked at him expectantly, except for Edward.
"Well, just as I suspected, Bella has a lot of broken bones, but none of her internal organs are crushed. However, one of the broken ribs punctured her left lung. She's got a lot of internal bleeding. I don't think there's much we can do, Bella."
Edward sobbed brokenly at my side as his family rushed over, even Rosalie.
"There is one cure," I whispered from the mass of cold, hard bodies. I looked at Carlisle. He looked seriously back at me.
"Are you sure that's what you want, Bella? There's no going back."
Edward had stopped sobbing and was looking at me, waiting for my answer. I looked at him, his topaz eyes boring into my own chocolate brown ones. There was a glimmer of hope in them, but was it hope for a ‘Yes' or a ‘No'?
As we looked at each other, I knew that if I didn't go through with this, I would die. And if I died, Edward would too. That hardened my resolve for me.
"Yes," I replied firmly, never taking my eyes off of Edward's. There was a strange mixture of emotion in them as I spoke. It looked like joy, triumph, and sorrow, all mixed together. We stared at each other.
"Well, I best go call Charlie and tell him," Carlisle said. Everyone took the hint and go up to leave. I, however, began to hyperventilate.
Charlie. What would I tell him? Would he really want this for me? And Renee? Would she care? And finally, Jake? What would he say? Once, he had said that he would rather see me dead than as a vampire. Did he really mean it?
Edward's family was all at my side in a flash.
"What's wrong, Bella?" Edward asked, a mask of worry on his face.
"Charlie," I breathed. "Renee, Angela. What will I tell them?"
Edward looked relieved that I wasn't in any physical pain.
But then another spasm of pain crossed my face, one that was deeper than any physical pain. He looked horrified that I was in so much pain.
"Jake," I whispered. I closed my eyes and silently began to cry, the tears sliding down my cheeks.
"Bella, it'll be fine. According to everyone in Forks, you and Alice went to the mountains. A boulder rolled down and crushed you." To my surprise, it was Carlisle's voice that reassured me.
I opened my eyes and saw everyone staring at me. Edward appeared to be measuring my reaction.
"Oh," I said, flatly. "But Jake doesn't think that. They'll know. He'll know..." I trailed off.
"We're going to leave, Bella. You'll just have to play almost dead for a couple of hours, and then we'll be gone." Edward finally spoke.
"No problem. Believe me, it won't be an act." Nobody laughed. In fact, they all looked at me incredulously, wondering how I could be joking about this.
"Don't worry, Edward. It will all be fine." It was my turn to reassure him.
All of his family got up and quietly exited the room. Alice was the last one to leave. She looked back at us, and then she shut the door. Edward immediately started talking.
"Are you sure this is what you want, Bella? Are you sure you don't want to go to heaven now instead of risking your soul?"
"It wouldn't be heaven without you, Edward."
"Oh," he frowned.
"Does that make you sad?"
"There's a part of me that doesn't want that for you. That wants you to go to heaven and doesn't want to ruin that chance for you, but there is a much bigger part of me that leaps every time you say that." He pulled my favorite crooked smile that always left me breathless.
He didn't give me a chance to catch my breath either. He leaned in and gently pressed his cold, hard lips against my soft, warm ones.
For once, I didn't throw myself into the kiss, but that was probably only because of my broken arms. But, consequentially, the kiss lasted longer than usual.
When we broke apart, we both had huge smiles on our faces. I was breathing hard and it hurt. I grabbed at my left lung, wincing in pain.
"Are you all right, Bella?" Edward asked, panicked.
"I'm fine. Just give me a second," I replied breathily.
When my breath came slower, both Edward and I relaxed.
"That was really stupid of me," Edward muttered.
"No, I'm glad you did that." I tried to sound convincing, but it was hard when my lung was bursting.
He smiled at this.
"Time to start playing almost dead, Bella," Edward said, looking up suddenly.
A smile spread across his face.
"Because the whole town of Forks is coming to see you!"
My mouth fell open. "What?"
"You don't look very dead, Bella," Edward joked.
I lay back, closed my eyes, and let my breathing come how it may.
"Bella?" Edward sounded scared.
I opened one eye and smiled. "Yes?"
"Please don't let go. Just hold on a little while longer," he begged.
The smile left my face and I opened my other eye, too. "I won't give up, Edward. I'll keep trying. For you."
"I love you, Bella," he sighed.
"I know and I love you, too, Edward," I replied.
Then, I closed my eyes again and let my breath come out raggedly.
That was the last silent moment before the door burst open.