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Before I Die

Edward has cancer. He knows that he'll die soon, and before that happens, he wants to have fun with his life. He doesn't want to find love, but as he has 'fun', he meets a girl, named Bella. AH AU BxE


10. Chapter 10

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That night, I was released from the hospital. Carlisle waved goodbye and kissed my Mom lightly on the cheek. Of course Esme blushed at that, and then we made our way back home.

It was at home, that I realized that Emmett brought more than just a pack of cigarettes. Emmett showed me a small plastic baggy, with white powdery things inside, he quickly shoved them behind his back like a guilty little kids.

'Score!' he mouthed, Esme was standing just a few feet away from us.

“Off to bed.” Esme said tiredly. She started walking back upstairs, then turned around when she realized that we weren't following.

“Aren't you three coming?” she asked, stifling a yawn.

I looked at Emmett and shrugged.

“Well, I got three hours of sleep...so maybe not now.” I said.

“I'm not really tired either.” Jasper said.

“Ditto.” Emmett chimed.

Esme sighed, too tired to actually care right now.

“Okay,” she mumbled making her way back upstairs. When Esme was out of earshot, I snatched the plastic bag out of Emmett's hands.

“Where did you get this?” I demanded, examining the contents, it was Meth, I was pretty sure of it. All those drug counselors that came to my high school class made it pretty clear to me that it was.

“I have my ways.” Emmett said mysteriously, than grinned.

Jasper took the baggy out of my hands and whistled in awe.

“Man oh man Emmett.” he whispered.

Emmett smiled triumphantly and took the bag back from Jasper.

“Well, go get a straw Jazz.” he ordered.

“Wait, wait, wait. This is illegal.” I said, holding my hand up in the air.

Emmett looked at me and rolled his eyes.

“Its against the law!” I half shouted.

Emmett sighed. “Calm down, we're only doing this once.” he said. “And besides, whats the worst the police and Esme can do? You're already dying.” he said.

He actually had a point with that, I gave in and smiled.
“There ya go.” Emmett bellowed.

“Heres the straw.” Jasper said, handing it to Emmett. Emmett frowned and then started looking around. He grabbed a pair of scissors of the shelf and cut the straw into thirds. He started passing them out to us. I started bending mine out of utter boredness.

“Don't bend it.” Emmett said.

I stopped playing and continued to watch Emmett, he had now poured the contents of the bag onto a piece of paper. He divided the white into strips and smiled, shoving the straw up his nose, and snorted.

“Ah.” he whispered.

Jasper leaned in and snorted the drug. He seemed to cough, but then he started to mellow. They were all waiting for me to try. Hesitantly, I stepped forward, leaning in to the paper, and I snorted it up my nose. A spark went off in my brain, and I started to get this trippy feeling even though I only had one snort.

“Oh god.” I murmured.

“Thats enough for one night Emmett.” Jasper said.

Emmett frowned. “Party poopers.” he mumbled.

I started to feel different, like something was changing. The room started to fade at the edges, and it had a pink tinge to it. As my feet trudged through the carpet, my senses tingled. The carpet was so soft! Like soft cotton or a feather caressing your face.

“Wow.” I whispered. I looked up and saw dust particles in the air. This amused me, it was floating, then it would take a sudden turn.

“How can he get that high already?” Emmett whispered behind me.

“Well, he already had all those meds the doctor gave him.” Jasper whispered back.

By the time they finished their conversation, I discovered how bright the TV can be. With all the colors and sounds, like a rainbow only better.

“Okay, I think you have to go to bed.” Jasper said pulling my arm and dragging me upstairs.

I turned to face him and laughed, at first I thought it was a giggle, but then my laugh turned even louder.

“Shh. You'll wake up Esme.” Jasper warned.

I had a hard closing my mouth and keeping it that way.

When we arrived in my room, Jasper plopped me down onto my bed and left. I pulled the covers up to my face and started to giggle. The ceiling was so fascinating, it was so white and blank. Almost like a piece of paper, except this had bumps on it. I started to see images in the ceiling. Some were stars and others were faces.

One I recognized was a face that I remember seeing.

But what puzzled me was that, why would Bella be the one I was seeing? I only met her once.


When I woke up the next morning, sweat covered every inch of my body, and my mouth was very dry, as if I never drank water in my life. Though that was probably the side effects of the drug. I, for one, didn't like this feeling. Lesson learned, don't ever do drugs ever again. But at least I can check it off my list.