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I meant for this chapter to be longer, but I wanted to give ya'll something to read! I promise next chapter will be longer!!!
No one dared to breath, except for Bella. Thank goodness that vampires didn't need oxygen. She was tightly curled up against my chest, sobbing into my shirt. My Bella, my soul mate, was dying. I nestled by head into her hair and inhaled her sweet, strawberry scent. A thousand things were running through my head at the moment. How long had she known? What type of leukemia did she have? Had she started treatment? How far had it spread?
"Edward," she whispered, looking up at me. "I…I'm…I'm sorry."
She sniffled as fresh tears spilled out of her eyes. "I really...was trying to kill myself when I jumped from the cliff…" she said beginning to sob harder as she placed her head back against my chest.
Suddenly every eye in the room was turned on us. "What do you mean?" Alice asked. "We thought that you were doing it for fun!"
Bella slowly shook her head no, as she looked at everyone then back at me. "I found out that the leukemia had returned the day before. There isn't much hope this time for me, even if a bone marrow transplant works…"
"…wait what do you mean that the leukemia had returned?" Rosalie asked out of the blue.
"I had it when I was a baby," Bella said looking away from everyone. "I went into remission when I was five, but after you left, I began to get sick. I originally thought that it was from depression, but Charlie forced me to go to the oncologist earlier then usual for my checkup…"
"But leukemia is very treatable, Bella." Carlisle calmly said.
"I don't want to go through it again. Once was enough for me. That's why I jumped."
Once again, no one said anything. Now I had even more questions. Why didn't she want to go through with the treatment? Was it because she thought that we were never coming back? Was a bone marrow transplant even going to work? Would a donor be found in enough time?
'Bro, calm down. She needs you to stay clam. She is freaking out more than you are.' Jasper thought towards me. 'I think that it's worse than she is letting on…'
I sighed and kissed the top of Bella's head again, as she had curled back against me tightly. "Let's go upstairs and talk," I said to her.
She nodded into my chest, where she was once again crying. I stood up from the couch and left my family in the living room as Bella and I retreated to my room. I had many things to ask her and hopefully I could get her to at least attempt to go through treatment again…so that I wouldn't have to do the one thing that I didn't want to do.
Change her or let her die…