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Before I Die

Summary:
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


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14. Chapter 14

Rating 5/5   Word Count 876   Review this Chapter

Edward

I told the waiter that there were six of us. He looked suspicious for a second, then lead us to a booth. I opened the menu and skimmed through the lists of food, finally stopping at one which sounded pretty good.

“California rolls.” I murmured setting the menu back down.

Bella's eyes widened in surprise.

“Yum, where did you see that?” She asked, looking through her menu again. I didn't need to show to let her find out. “Oh, here it is. I think I'll get that too.” She put her menu back down and smiled at me warmly.

“Hey guys.” Emmett greeted sliding in next to me. Bella scooted over to make room for Rosalie, Alice, and Jasper.

“What took you so long?” I demanded.

“We were getting to know each other.” Jasper said in an innocent slow tone.

I rolled my eyes and handed him my menu, but he shook his head.

“You know what I want.” Jasper said.

“Same here.” Emmett said.

“Can I have that menu Edward?” Alice asked softly, that I almost couldn't here her.

I nodded and forked it over, Rosalie snatched Bella's menu off the table.

“I want California rolls.” Alice said, still looking at her menu.

“Same here.” Rosalie chimed.

“Great, we'll just order the family pack.” I said sarcastically.

Rosalie looked up bewildered. “Why is that what you guys are ordering?”

I nodded.

“We can share then.” Bella suggested.

The waiter came walking, and stopped at our table.

“What will it be?” She asked.

“California rolls.” We all said in perfect time.

***

After we dropped off Bella, Alice, and Rosalie, at their apartment, we headed to the park to shoot some hoops, as Emmett says. They offered for me to play, but I said no, with my lame excuse that my head hurts.

“When are you going to tell Bella?” Jasper asked, shooting the ball but missed the basket.

I shrugged. “Well I was hoping that I would never tell her and that when I die, she would just think it was an accident.” I muttered, sarcasm dripping from my tone.

Emmett rolled his eyes, and took a shot at throwing the ball into the basket, perfect aim as usual.

“No seriously.” Jasper said.

“I don't know. Honestly I don't want to tell her.” I said.

“Why? Don't you think she deserves to know?” Emmett said, talking for the first time.

I sighed. “Its not her business.”

“True, but still, she needs to know.” Emmett argued, he started to dribble the ball.

“Why? So she can feel bad for me because I have cancer?” I asked.

Emmett sighed as well and took another shot.

“If I make this shot Edward, you have to tell her.” Jasper said. I smirked, he never made a basket.

“Deal.” I said.

The basket ball went flying through the air, and made a swishing sound when it went into the hoop. My mouth dropped open. Jasper faced me and grinned a devilish smile.

“Go.” He said curtly. I groaned and took out my keys.

My mind was racing with thoughts, how should I tell her?

“Bella, I have cancer.” Was my first thought, but it was very straight forward. She might think I was kidding. I stuck the key into the ignition and stepped on the gas pedal. I zoomed forward, kind of reminding me of the motorcycle ride. I hit the breaks when I reached Bella's apartment. I was just here a few hours ago, so the scenery hasn't changed much.

I took the elevator again to room 260.

My feet trudged through the hallway as I approached Bella's room. My breathing picked up, and the room was spinning again.

I knocked on the door, two slow loud knocks.

The door opened.

Bella

“God, he was so amazing.” Alice said in awe.

“Who? Edward?” I teased.

Alice made a face.

“No! Jasper.” She went back to her dreamy face again.

“Speak for yourself, Emmett was the one I was eyeing.” Rosalie muttered, folding a tank top and shoving into our closet.

“What are you thinking about Miss Swan.” Alice said playfully, smacking me on the butt.

Edward. “None of your business.” I retorted.

“Ooh! Someones thinking about their boy toy!” Alice shouted.

I could feel my cheeks get hot.

“Shut.” I snapped.

“You guys, if this works out, we could triple date.” Rosalie suggested.

Alice high fived Rosalie.

“Good idea.” She praised.

The room grew quiet, it was long enough that questions bubbled to the surface.

“Bella?” Rosalie said softly.

“Mm?”

“I hope this doesn't offend you, but doesn't Edward look...sick?”

I made a face. Edward sick?

“No not really. Why do you ask?”

“Well, while we were eating I noticed his lips were really white. Not like his brothers. And he never took that cap off.”

"Just because his lips are white, and he likes to wear caps doesn't mean hes sick Rose. And whats wrong with caps?” I defended.

“Nothing, its just...”

“Just what?”

Rosalie opened her mouth to respond, but she was cut off by knocking on our door.

“Door!” Alice shouted.

I rolled my eyes. I walked to the front and opened the door.

“Edward, hi.”

“Bella? I have to tell you something.” He said quickly.