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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


11. Chapter 11

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“Hey Eduardo, have you finished your list yet?” Emmett asked, chomping down a bag of chips.

“No Emmett, because the last time I checked, you need to have a partner in order to have sex with.” I said almost furious.

“Whats your problem?” Emmett muttered, his mouth full of the potato chips.

“My problem?” I sighed. “Never mind, sorry I screamed at you.” I said.

“Its fine.” Emmett nudged my shoulder.

“If you want, I can take you to a strip club and you can find your sex toy there.” Jasper said suddenly walking into the living room, he plopped himself down on the couch beside me.

I made a face, disgusted. “No thank you.” I said.

Jasper shrugged and turned the TV on. I stood up and walked over to the table, grabbing the keys and shoving them into my pocket.

“I think I'm going to go to get some coffee, be back in a bit.” I called behind my shoulder, I was already on my way to Esme's car. I pulled out of the driveway and made my way down to the familiar path, that never failed to interest me. Down this street was multi-color buildings of all different shapes and sizes. I remember when I was a kid, Esme would take me down this road and I would laugh for ages. I arrived at the coffee shop, which was called Perk Me Up.

The entrance doors made a jingling sound when I came in. There were only two people in the shop that morning as I walked to the cashier to tell her my order.

“A mocha frap please.” I said in a polite tone.

The person nodded and called out, “One frap Bob!”

After a few minutes, my order was right in front of me and I took it greedily, taking a huge sip. I sat down in one of the tables and let my mind think. 'Live today, as if today were your last.' Famous lines that once had been spoken, by a famous person. Thats my goal, to live life like it were my last day.

The doors jingled and a familiar person walked in.

“A vanilla bean shake please.” she said quietly, her voice was quite musical, not at all how I remember it.

“One vanilla bean Bob! Whats your name hon?” the cashier asked.

“Bella.” She said looking my way, then her eyes widened in surprise.

Bella took her drink and sauntered over to me.

“Hey.” she said. She eyed the seat across from me. “May I?”

I nodded, taking another sip of my coffee.

“How are you?” I asked breaking the awkward silence.

Bella's eyes lightened up at that.

“Good.” she said quickly.

I smiled at her quirkiness.

“How are you?” she questioned.

Dying. “Good.” I said.

“Thats great!” she said enthusiastically then blushed.

I laughed.

“Well Bella, nice to see you again.” I said getting up.

“Wait!” she yelped. I stopped and my eyebrows furrowed in confusion.


“I didn't have the chance to ask you this last time, but would you like to eat lunch with me sometime?” she mumbled.

I opened my mouth to say something, but then closed it. If I went on a date with Bella, it would cause me to go on another date, then another. Then it would lead to us getting real close and eventually we would fall in love with each other. Why lead a person on when I was just going to die?

“Sorry, I can't.” I murmured.

Bella frowned.

“I'm really sorry.”

“No! No, its okay.” she mumbled.

I half smiled and left. Another heart broken by Edward Cullen, I guess. Sometimes I wonder if I should just get a shirt that says, 'Heartbreaker' warning the girls to stay away from me. I went back home to find Emmett and Jasper still sitting on the couch watching TV.

“Find a sex kitten yet?” Emmett said, not taking his eyes off the TV. I thought about how I saw Bella again, but I really couldn't consider her as one, she was just too polite.

“No, and I told you I went to get some coffee.” I said, gesturing to my coffee cup, still Emmett didn't look up. I rolled my eyes and went upstairs, where I could probably could get some peace and quiet.

Halfway up the stairs I started to pant. An unusual action, even for me, I wasn't even walking that fast. By the time I reached the top of the stairs, the room was spinning again. I felt something rise up my throat and I heaved it out. It was mostly liquid, the coffee that I drank earlier. I kept heaving until I was throwing up nothing.

“Edward!” Jasper cried, rushing to me. “Call Esme Em!” Jasper shouted, he was hunched over me.

This time I started to throw blood up, not a lot to be really worried, but enough to get a person panicked.

“Jazz, I'm scared.” I muttered.

“Its okay,” he said helping me up, he helped me walk to the bathroom. Once I was in close contact to the toilet, I kneeled down and heaved in there.

“Whats happening?” Emmett's voice boomed.

“I don't know.” Jasper whispered.

The toilet water was now a bright red, I flushed the dirty water and got up, my knees shook as I did. Jasper pushed me back down.

“Stay, I'll get you a chair.” he ordered.

I nodded, too weak to say anything.

What the hell was happening to me? Can't I do something I like without something else bad happening?

“Edward!” I heard Esme scream, she was downstairs. I heard the thumping of her footsteps as she ran upstairs.

“Edward!” she screamed again at the sight of me.


“Your nose is bleeding!” she screeched.