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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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4. Chapter 4

Rating 5/5   Word Count 903   Review this Chapter

“Wake up sleepy head, you get to go bungee jumping today.” Emmett said in my ear. I moaned and twisted around my bed so I was face down.

“Come on Edward, you need to move around to keep healthy.” Emmett beckoned.

Much to my surprise, I sat up stiffly, it felt like I was going to fall back down, but somehow I kept up straight. I kept my eyes shut though.

“There you go.” Emmett cheered. I slowly opened my eyes, the bright light entered my vision.

“Emmett, I decided that I won't continue my list, I mean, I'm tired just from singing.” I complained.

“No way am I letting you back out.” he declared.

I sighed and got out of bed, stretching my arms, and hearing them crack, it felt good.

“Fine.” I muttered tiredly. “Where are we going to bungee jump?” I asked alert now.

“I already made reservations at the Luxergy and if you don't hurry up and get changed, we will be late.”

Emmett jogged back downstairs so I could get changed into an old pair of sweats. I know that you'd want to be comfortable while wearing all those harnesses. I walked downstairs, clutching the railing.

“Edward! Promise me you'll be careful.” Esme said, worry was written all over her face.

“I promise.” I grinned.

Esme looked at me doubtfully. “Okay baby, have fun.” she kissed me on the forehead. Emmett was playing with his keys in his hand, twirling the chain around his finger, clearly bored. I walked over to Emmett who looked excited now.

“This is going to be so much fun!” he exclaimed.

“For me or for you?” I asked.

“Both, now lets go.” he got behind me and pushed on my back, forcing me to walk forward.

“I can walk you know.” I stated. Emmett ignored me and kept pushing until we reached his car. He opened the door for me and I climbed in. Sometimes being babied was a good thing, but then again, it could get extremely annoying. While we made our drive to Seattle, I was watching the scenery out the window. This is what I'm going to miss, I'm going to miss the beautiful green trees, the rainy skies, and the rare sunny days. The big fluffy clouds that dominate most of the sky, and the big round moon at night, with the twinkling stars.

“Hey,” Emmett said, catching a side ways glance at me.

“What?” I said, keeping my eyes glued to the window.

“I know what you're thinking, and you won't die Edward.”

“How'd you know that I was thinking about death. I could be thinking about cotton candy for all you know.” I retorted.

Emmett made a face. “Come on, you're my brother, I think I would know what your face expressions mean by now.”

I smirked, he had a point. I kept quiet for awhile, trying to think of a good comeback.

“You're wrong.” I whispered.

“What?” he asked, I took him by surprise.

“I will die, and you know it.” I said in the same whispering tone.

“Edward...” he started.

“No, and besides we're here.” I observed.

Emmett sighed and parked in front of the recreation building. I got out of the car, without waiting for Emmett. I made my way to the entrance.

“Wait up!” Emmett called. I slowed my pace, but not slow enough to make me look like a turtle.

“Welcome! How can I help you?” a girl with southern accent, greeted.

“Yeah, we're here for bungee jumping.” I said.

The girl's eyes brightened. “So you must be Emmett Cullen?” she asked.

“No, thats me.” Emmett pointed to himself.

“Oh, well your instructor is waiting for you.” she announced motioning to the guy wearing a white suit. I was already walking toward him before the girl finished her sentence.

“Hi, I'm Edward.” I introduced myself. The instructor nodded.

“Jim.” he said with the same southern accent.

“And thats Emmett.” I pointed to my brother. Emmett extended his hand and Jim shook it.

“Ready?” Jim asked.

I nodded. Jim lead us to a small room filled with equipment, he handed me a harness and a helmet. He gave Emmett the same.

“Now, you want to put the harness around your waist like this.” he showed us putting his own harness on. “And pull it.” he pulled on the harness and it tightened immediately. I followed what he said without difficulty, Emmett was having a little trouble with the harness. But after a while, he got it.

“Okay, we'll attach the chord once we get there. Since it will be attached to your feet, it will be hard to walk.” Jim said.

“And we're ready to go. Just remember to stay calm while jumping and you're good.” he finished.

He stalked off, leaving us to follow. Jim kept walking until we reached a bridge that overlooked the water.

“Oh god.” I muttered.

Jim turned around and smiled. “Thats what they all say.” he said amused.

I'm glad I can amuse him. Jim kneeled in front of me and attached the chord to the harness around me feet. My breathing quickened.

“Whos' going first?” he asked.

“I am.” I said.

“Okay, walk up to that ledge and jump when I tell you to.” he ordered.

I slowly walked to the ledge, and looked down, all I could see was the blue water. I gulped.

“Ready?” Jim asked.

“Yes.” I said, my voice was shaking.

“Jump!” he shouted and I stepped off the ledge screaming. Everything was rushing past me, it was an awesome adrenaline rush.

Bungee jump, check.