|The Will to Live
Author: Cinnamint Kitty PM
Bella Swan is alone and dying. No one, but her parents, think of her as important. Until a new family arrives in town. They will turn her world upside down, only making it better and giving her the will to live.Rated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Romance - Bella & Edward - Chapters: 12 - Words: 15,836 - Reviews: 282 - Favs: 193 - Follows: 245 - Updated: 05-11-12 - Published: 07-15-08 - id: 4396779
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I had originally promised myself that i wasn't going to write any new stories until i finished most or all of the ones that were in progress. But, it's 7:30 here in Ohio, I can't sleep but I'm not awake enough to put enough thought into my other stories thus this was created.
The first chapter is short but chapters will get longer over time. For my old readers, stay tuned for One In A Million, Reincarnated, and Unintended updates today. Those are my goals! Definitely a One In a Million and Unintended update though!
Now read, enjoy and REVIEW!
Life was complicated especially if your name was Bella Swan.
For nearly four years now, I have lived with leukemia and at each doctors appointment, I am told the same thing.
One month left.
Yet, I kept proving the doctors wrong time and time again. The disease that I have is so progressed that I should have begun to lose my hair and begin to bruise easily. Hell, I should even be on bed rest.
Everything that I've been going through since I was fourteen seems to only make my life more complicated than it already is. I'm a senior in high school. I should be focused on prom and graduation or where I want to go to college.
For my father, I have to focus on living another day. My father is the chief of police and besides his friends down in La Push, he doesn't have family. He and my flighty mother divorced when I was young and right now, my mother is more focused on her new husband than her dying daughter.
Of course, it doesn't really bother me.
Renee has always loved me, I know that, but I have always been more of the adult than she was. She called from time to time, to see how I was doing and to make sure that Charlie was taking care of me.
But today was a different day when I walked in from school.
Charlie was home and he had company. It was Renee.
They both appeared nervous, more nervous that they usually looked or sounded. I hung up my coat and cast a sideways glance at them. They both were exchanging looks.
"Shouldn't you be in Florida with Phil?" I asked my mom casually.
she shrugged and stood to hug me. neither of my parents hugged me much anymore. Charlie was never that good with showing his feelings but now it was more because they were afraid I'd break.
"I have great news, Bella!" Renee exclaimed, taking her place back by Charlie. I looked at her in confusion with a raised eyebrow. Chances are she was pregnant… but couldn't she have just told me that on the phone? I sighed, not bothering to sit down. "Phil was doing some surfing on the net and he came across this article." Renee reached into her purse and pulled out a folded piece of paper, handing it to me. I unfolded it and looked at it.
YOUNG DOCTOR IS ONE OF THE BEST
JUNO, ALASKA – While most patients tend to go to older and more experienced doctors, many have turned to Doctor Carlisle Cullen, a twenty-three year old doctor who has more experience and knowledge than a doctor in his sixties.
Doctor Cullen is known for having many unique methods in many different areas. His most recent is cancer. According to our sources, Doctor Cullen has been staying up day and night in hopes of finding a cure. How is his family taking it? Wife, Esme, and their five adopted children are offering their support while preparing for their move to Forks, Washington.
My eyes widened as I read the article. Forks. I lived in Forks. Perhaps, if Doctor Cullen really was the saint and miracle worker like this article claimed, he could help me.
I could live a long life and have a family.
"So this is why you traveled all this way?" I asked my mother. "To show me this article?"
"I figured it'd be better for you to see it in person. Your father and I have already talked it over, Bella."
"I've already called the hospital," Charlie said. "Doctor Cullen arrives in two days. If you can hold on that long, as soon as I can get a hold of him, we'll start your treatment immediately."
I groaned and handed the article back to Renee. Why didn't Charlie and Renee understand? Four whole years of treatment and still nothing. Sure I had gone into remission but that only lasted a year. "Ch—" I sighed. "Dad, you know as well as I do that this might not work. We've gone to Seattle, Olympia, Little Rock. Even the University of Texas hasn't been able to help."
"Bella, you can't lose hope. You're young and you will fight this."
I let out a frustrated groan before stomping off up the stairs in the direction of my room. A part of me did have hope that I'd live but there was the other half – a bigger half – that believed I wouldn't live to see nineteen.
Walking into my room, I closed the door behind me and slid down it, burying my head in my knees that I had pulled up to my chest.
If only Doctor Cullen would arrive sooner…