"Forever? Spencer's not asking you that. She just wants the old you back. The Ashley she fell in love in high school. She never asked you for anything more than that. Just love her." Kyla reasoned. She did not understand fully what is going on. She only thought that Ashley might be getting scared of commitment again.
"I have changed. I can't go back to the old Ashley. Can't you see that? Drugs had changed me!" Ashley said.
"No kidding" Kyla scoffed.
Ashley just rolled her eyes at her sister.
Carlo just stayed away from the exchange between the Davies sisters. He knew better than try to intervene. He could just end up taking both the wrath of the sisters which from his experience was never good.
"Look, I did not ask you to come here to fight. I just wanted you to listen to what he has to say and sign some papers and then give those papers to Spencer." Ashley said.
"Ashley..." Kyla said trying to reason with her.
"I don't want to talk about it. Please just do it Kyla." Ashley pleaded.
"Fine" Kyla said giving in.
"Thank you" Ashley said as she got up from the couch and went to where Carlo was now sitting.
"So, what are those papers for?" Kyla asked.
"My will" Ashley said simply.
"You're what?!" Kyla asked not believing that her sister was already talking about her will. She felt like wills should be taken care of when you're really old, like really, really old or when you know you're about to die.
"Relax, Ky. It's just a will. No big deal. Start reading Carlo." Ashley said as she signalled for him to start.
Carlo explained everything in his 'lawyery' words. Kyla's mouth had been wide open the whole time. She was trying to figure out what was wrong. She knew Ashley was never to take care of things ahead of time. She only did them when they are absolutely necessary. Finally, something clicked.
"Wait!" Kyla yelled which surprised both Ashley and Carlo.
"What now? What could you possible not understand about what Carlo was saying?" Ashley asked.
"You're not...You're... doing.. not... this.." Kyla said unable to form a coherent sentence because of the million thoughts running through her head.
Ashley snapped her fingers at Kyla "English, Kyla, English"
"Tell me I'm insane. Please, tell me I'm insane. Please tell me I'm crazy for thinking what I think." Kyla said looking frantically at her sister.
"Its a bit redundant but yeah, you're crazy and insane. No need to tell me to tell you that. I already know that." Ashley said as she tapped her sister's head like a dog. She couldn't help but laugh at her sister's actions. It was just so amusing.
"Ash! I'm serious!"
"What? I was not kidding when I said you were insane." Ashley said still joking hoping that Kyla would just drop the subject already.
"Ash... Don't think I don't know what you're doing here. If roles were reverse, wouldn't you like to know what is going on with me?" Kyla asked hoping Ashley wasn't as selfish or self- centred like the facade she puts on.
Ashley sighed and got serious. She looked at Carlo who nodded at her for encouragement.
"Yeah, I would. I'd beat the crap out of you if you don't. But... things are different. I just don't want to talk about it. Now, will you please just sign that paper please? So we could finish this off." Ashley said changing the topic.
"You'd tell Carlo, but not me? Are you sick or something?" Kyla asked raising her eyebrows. It was the only explanation that would make sense.
Ashley looked down when she heard Kyla asked if she was sick. This did not go unnoticed to her sister, but her sister did not say anything...yet. She waited for her sister to explain why she'd tell Carlo but not her own freaking sister. Okay, so maybe they were only half- sisters but she thought they had grown closer through the years.
"I had to. I had no other choice. He was the one who was gonna do all these paperwork." Ashley explained still avoiding the question that made her look down.
"You're sick..." Kyla said like an after thought. It wasn't a question anymore this time. The look her sister had was all the confirmation.
"With what?" Kyla asked after a minute of silence from Ashley.
Kyla who was initially standing dropped down to the sofa due to shock. She could not believe what she heard. Her sister had cancer. She could die.
"Look, Kyla, its been a long day and Carlo had been with me since this afternoon and I really want him to go home now. So please, just sign the papers so he could go." Ashley said as she handed the draft of the will to Kyla.
Kyla who was still in shock with a million thoughts running through her head just signed the papers without question.
"Are you sure, you want me to leave?" Carlo asked.
"Yeah, Kyla already pried it out of me so we might as well talk about it. I'll be fine." Ashley said with a weak smile.
"Okay, call me if you need anything. Okay?" Carlo said concerned.
"What are you going to do?" Kyla asked when she finally found her voice to speak.
"with what?" Ashley asked.
"You know what!" Kyla asked frustrated.
"Look, I'm not going to talk about this right now. Give that to Spencer. Tell her to move on that she deserves better than me and that she should not waste her time waiting for me anymore as I will not obviously change. After you're done with that, we'll talk." Ashley said so calmly its unnerving. The last sentence made Kyla cringed as she remembered the last time they talked about Spencer.
"Why can't you just let her go, Ash? She has been hurt enough! Don't you think its time you stop?"
"I love her. And I never meant to. I'll change now. I swear I will not hurt her again. I really love her and I don't want to lose her. I'll do anything. Please, just talk to her for me please."
"Ash, have you ever seen what you've done to Spencer? How many times have you told her you'd change? How many times? She's been hurt enough! I love you, your my sister but Spencer been through enough. You have to let her go and be happy."
"I need her and I love her. I swear it will be the last time I screw up. I really.. I just... I can't... I don't want.. to lose her... I love her" Ashley said in between sobs.
End of flashback
"Are you sure about this? You told me that same night how much you love her. Why would you leave her now?" Kyla asked not understanding her sister's logic.
"Just give it to her, please? I'll see you in the morning." Ashley said as she left Kyla in the living room.
Kyla did not bother to protest. She knew her sister needed time alone. She just couldn't believe what is happening. She could not believe that Ashley has cancer. Her sister who do not seem to get sick at all has cancer. It was just so unbelievable. It felt like someone was playing a prank on her. And then there is this thing that is bothering her, something that she did not want to think about as she did not want to realize that her sister might just be doing just that. Giving up on life.