Synopsis: This story takes place five years after the events in the beginning of New Moon. One year after the Cullens left, Bella was diagnosed with Stage Two Myeloma, an aggressive form of bone cancer. She is admitted to Forks Hospital and undergoes treatment for a year or so when Charlie is shot when assisting the Seattle PD on a case. Alice returns to Forks to help Bella cope with her loss and with her illness. Flash foward three years and Alice and Bella are getting ready to move to a hospital with an Oncology department that specializes in Myeloma in Anchorage, Alaska. A hospital that is run by one Dr. Carlisle Cullen. Bella is reunited with all of the Cullens except for Edward and as she is fighting for her life, falls in love with Jasper. Bella will eventually be changed and there will eventually be lemons.
A/N: Hello! This is the first fanfic I've ever written, and the first non-academic thing I've written since high school. Please go easy on me! I welcome constructive criticism and will try my very best to respond to each review with a personal message or email. However, as I am a grad student, this may not always work. Please be patient with me as I get the hang of this! Also, I make no claims to know anything about Myeloma, so if I write something completely false, please let me know. I do want to make this as accurate as possible. In addition to this, I would like to say that I have never personally had a loved one who had cancer, and that I do not mean to make light or trivialize the experience in any way, shape, or form. If there is anything I ever say that offends you, please know that I didn't mean to, and write me a PM so I can fix it. I am also in need of a Beta, if anyone would be willing/interested in helping me learn the ropes. Thanks for reading through this long-ass a/n!
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CHAPTER ONE (BPOV)
"Bel-la…..Bella! Pay attention!" Her chime-like voice demanded. Lazily, I turned my attention from the decaying leaves swirling around in the wind outside to the beautiful vampire standing in front of my bed.
"What Alice?" I halfway whined.
"I went to a lot of effort and did you the favor of picking out these scarves for you, the least you could do is pay attention!"
I scoffed. "Please, Alice. Shopping for you holds no more effort than breathing does for me." Alice's face fell slightly, but brightened quickly in an attempt to cover her tiny slip-up. "I'm sorry, Alice. You know I didn't mean it like that." I apologized quietly, looking back out the window.
"No, I know," she smiled warmly, dancing across the small hospital room to my side. "You know. I could probably convince the charge nurse to let me take you outside for a walk."
I closed my eyes and took as deep of a breath as I could. It would be nice to feel the breeze on my skin. And maybe if we were lucky, the sun would be out. I think I miss that the most about being outside; seeing the sun dance across their diamond-like skin. Sometimes, when Alice is able to sneak me away from the Oncology floor, she'll take me to the little garden set back in the woods right next to the hospital. The garden was there for people like me, people who needed a little bit of beauty in their world before they left it. But being in the woods with her, breathing in air that doesn't have an aftertaste of medication and despair, can almost make me forget what my life has become and take me back to a time when I had a future, one that was a part of a family I considered my own from the very first day I had met them. Back to a time when I was healthy …