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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


22. Alternative Ending

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I could not ask for more than the love you give me,
Cause it's all I've waited for . . .
And I could not ask for more,
I could not ask for more.

The song finished, but Bella didn't pull away, not like I wanted her to. I didn't ever want her to leave me. I closed my eyes, and went limp.


When I opened my eyes again, I was in another hospital room. The doctors were fussing over me, and Bella was quietly crying in the corner of the room. Esme was trying to comfort her, but she seemed to be nervous as well. I was having a hard time breathing, and my chest was getting a little bit tighter. I couldn't handle the pain anymore, I closed my eyes and let the darkness take over me.

10 years later


I stared at the grave in front of me. The pain was unbearable, but I somehow managed to look.

Here lies a beloved husband

I read the first line of the tombstone, and felt the need to cry. There was a tug on my shirt, I looked down and saw my daughter pouting.

"Mommy, I wanna go home." She said whined.
I leaned down.

"We will honey." I said, pushing a strand of hair away from her face.

She humphed and narrowed her eyes. I named her Lily, my husband and I named her without thinking about it in advance. We both loved her; she had brown eyes like me, and a strange shade of bronze hair. She was determined to be a doctor, even though she was three.

A tear fell ran down my cheek. A hand clamped down on my shoulder.

"Are you okay?" he asked. I turned around and smiled at my beautiful husband.

"Yeah, let's go Edward." I said, taking his hand.

"I'll miss Charlie." Edward sighed, looking at the grave as well.

Another tear fell.

"Don't cry love, I'm still here." He murmured.

I nodded, knowing that with Edward by my side, it would give a good outcome for the rest of my life.

All of us hand in hand, we were a loving family, one that survived the odds of cancer, and the heartbreak of it all.

As I strapped Lily into her carseat, I observed Edward. In the last decade, his hair grew back. Thick and luscious, with that odd color Lily had. He no longer had that ghostly feel to him, he seemed alive, stronger somehow.

My love.

My life.

Survived the cancer that had almost killed him.

Edward noticed I was staring at him, and smirked.

"What?" he asked.

I shook my head.

"I love you."

Edward smiled a little, "I will always love you." He said before starting the car. I turn around and see a familiar figure standing behind us, as we drove farther away, I realize that it was the old Edward. The sick Edward.

He was waving goodbye.

I turn back to Edward, to show him, but once we turned around. The old Edward was gone.