the continuation of Famous Last words:) if you haven't read it here's the link!! http://www.thetwilightsaga.com/group/fanfiction/forum/topics/famous...
Preface- I held his and as he dove in and out of consciousness. I couldn’t stand seeing him this way! I could stop it, I could change things… but who would I be doing it for? Him or me?
chapters 1 and2 on this page.
chapter 5- http://www.thetwilightsaga.com/forum/topics/the-ghost-of-you-pg13-t...
Chapter 6- http://www.thetwilightsaga.com/forum/topics/the-ghost-of-you-pg13-t...
Chapter 7- http://www.thetwilightsaga.com/forum/topics/the-ghost-of-you-pg13-t...
Chapter one- Bella-
I looked around our kitchen and I thought about how life was in Forks. We had moved away from Forks about twenty-five years ago and right now we were living in a small town in Oregon, it was almost as rainy as forks. Our life changed so much since then; Nessie and Jacob were married now with two children and another due in four months, Charlie was seventy-eight and we tried to visit him often.
Renesmee and Jacob live in La Push and there oldest is a girl named Elizabeth. She is absolutely adorable and I love her to death, she is seven years old and she seems to be mostly human, for now. She is significantly stronger than an average seven year old, but she grows normally.
There little boy is Jacob Jr. but he goes by Jake. He is two years old and really looks like a little tiny Jacob. He is the cutest little boy I have ever seen! I love him too and he seems to be as human as Lizzy is.
I started cleaning Edward’s and my house. It was similar to our cottage in Forks but a little larger.
I went to Renesmee’s old room and started dusting off all of her pictures, they ranged anywhere from her as a baby to her holding Jacob Jr. in the hospital. There were hundreds of them; her riding on Jacob when she was a kid and going to the La Push high school prom with him when she was seventeen. I sighed when I thought of her tiny childhood, but she was happy and that was the important thing.
She could still bear a child even though she was so much vampire. I wondered about that when she and Jacob got married but she was pregnant within months. My only explanation was that that part of her body could change.
I heard our phone ringing but Edward was at it before it finished.
“Bella, it’s for you.” I ran to our home phone downstairs and took it from him.
“Hello?” I asked.
“Hey Bells!” it was Charlie.
“Hey, dad. What’s up?” I was sure he wanted us to visit, it had been weeks.
He laughed “Nothing is up with me. Ever. When are you going to come see your poor old father again?”
“I’m not sure dad, I’ll have to talk to Edward but I’ll call you tomorrow, okay?”
“Allright, but don’t forget about me.”
“I won’t. I love you.”
“Love you too.” He hung up the phone and I felt the urgent need to go see him. Who knew how many more times I would be able to tell him that?
“Edward, do we have plans this weekend?” he was standing next me, playing with my hair while I was on the phone.
“No, not that I know of.”
“Then let’s go see Charlie on Saturday.”
“Allright, he will be thrilled.” He kissed me for a moment and then we heard a knock on the door.
“Alice” he told me.
“Come in!” I shouted.
“You don’t have to shout, it’s not like I’m across the country.” She was complaining as she came into our living room.
“Bella, will you go shopping with me?” she made that face that was almost impossible to say no to.
“Alice, please don’t make me!” I whined.
“But we will have fun! Just to Portland for a couple of hours?”
I sighed “Okay, two hours. That’s it. And I’m driving.” I had grown attached to my Ferrari over the years and I liked to drive it.
“Yay! I’m going to tell Jazz, meet you at Carlisle’s!” Esme and Carlisle had a place of their own now, but we all lived really close.
“Do you want to come, Edward?” I asked desperately.
“Sorry, love. Alice won’t let me. I’ll see you when you get back.” I kissed him again and went to our garage to get my car. His touch never failed to warm me to the point where I felt like I was on fire. It still would have made my heart flutter if that were possible.
Alice was waiting for me when I got there and wouldn’t even let me go inside to tell Esme hi.
As soon as she got in my car she turned the radio up as loud as it would go.
“Turn it down.” She pouted “my car, my rules.”
“Fine!” she turned it down and I smiled smugly.
Portland wasn’t far from our house. At the speed limit it was about an hour away and in my car it was about twenty-five minutes.
Alice bought herself a TON of clothes and she made me buy quite a few things for Edward and myself as well. I used my credit card that was linked to mine and Edward’s bank account. He was a doctor at the hospital with Carlisle, and I taught fifth graders at the local elementary school. I loved my job and in the summer I always missed it. Edward was a psychiatrist and having his insight into the mind he was perfect for the job and I know he was happy to put that ability to good use. I preferred things this way, I know it’s not like the Cullen’s will ever go bankrupt but I liked to make a living myself.
“Bye Alice!” I waved when Jasper came out of their massive home to help with their bags.
He kissed her cheek sweetly. “This bag is yours and the rest our mine.” She explained before turning and waving bye to me. I rolled my eyes and drove back to our house.
Edward’s new Volvo wasn’t there. I missed his old car, but it was practically an antique now.
“Edward, are you here?” I asked as I came in. I looked around and ran upstairs but I didn’t see him. Before I could panic I spotted a note on the kitchen counter.
I got called into work early. I shouldn’t be home too late. I love you.
That meant the rest of the afternoon with nothing to do so I picked up my keys again and decided to go see Nessie and the kids. Maybe on my way I could get them some new toys… Nessie didn’t like me to spoil them too much, but I loved to watch there faces light up. She was pretty strict on them, Jacob was the softy.
I stopped at a toy store and got Elizabeth a new baby doll and little Jake a Hot Wheels. They would love them, and of course I needed to get Renesmee something too. She may be older now, but she’s still my baby. I wouldn’t be able to find something at the toy store so I went to the near by shopping center. I was looking around in the little shopping center and I spotted some sea shell earrings that practically shouted her name. She would love them.
“Grandma Bella!” Elizabeth called when I drove up. She was playing in the front yard of their small home. She jumped into my arms and kissed my cheek.
“Hi, Lizzy! I brought you something.” I handed her the new doll and she jumped up and down just like Renesmee used to.
“Thank you so much! I love her!” she took my hand and ran into the house with me so fast she almost blurred. It seemed the older she got the more vampire-like she was.
“Mommy! I didn’t know you were coming!” Nessie ran to me from where she was making dinner in the kitchen and gave me a big hug.
“I thought I would surprise you. Here, this is for you. Where is Jake?” I handed her the earrings and looked around for Jake and Jacob and then I heard them in Jake’s room.
“I bet when I’m older I’m going to be a bigger wolf than you.” Jake was saying in his baby voice.
I giggled and then looked to Nessie as she took the lid off her earrings.
“I love them! Thank you!”
“You’re welcome. Jake!” both little and big Jacob’s came into the living room and little Jake ran to me. I picked him up in my arms and spun around, he laughed wildly until I stopped to kiss his head.
“You didn’t tell me my mother -in -law was coming.” Jacob whispered not so quietly in Renesmee’s ear, acting like he didn’t want to see me. I rolled my eyes and he gave me a hug. I would have thought our relationship would have changed now that he’s married to my daughter, but we were still friends and I don’t think anything could ever change that.
“Here Jake, I got you something.” I squatted down so that I was almost level with little Jake and gave him his toy.
“Yay! Vroom, vroom!” he yelled and rolled it across the room.
“What do you say?” Renesmee asked him.
“Thank you, grandma!” he called when he ran to retrieve his little racecar.
Before I could tell him he’s welcome my cell phone rang in my pocket.
“It’s Renee,” I explained before I answered.
“Hi, mom. What’s up?”
“Bella, its Phil!” her voice was so panicked and scared my knees nearly fell out from under me. All the possibility’s started racing through my mind.
“What happened?” I asked trying to hide my fear.
“He- he’s in the hospital. It’s cancer, stage four. He has a couple days, maybe a week left according to the doctor.” She broke into a sob at the end.
“I’m coming.” I hung up the phone and Renesmee and Jacob looked terrified.
“Its Phil, sorry I have to go.” Nessie gave me a big hug.
“Call me when you get there.” She had obviously heard the phone conversation. I nodded and kissed her cheek before running to my car. As soon as I got on the freeway I called Edward.
“Bella?” he asked before it had even had time to ring once. I never call him at work unless it’s an emergency.
“It’s me. Phil is in the hospital. We have to go to Florida ASAP.” I said in a rush as I sped up my car.
“I’ll meet you at the house in fifteen minutes.”
“Okay, I love you.”
“I love you too.” I hung up the phone and tried not to think.
Phil was dying.
My mom was devastated.
I started to drive faster.
I could save him. Or at least I could tell Edward to. He would if I asked him, he would give me anything.
I looked at my speedometer and realized I was going over one hundred and fifty miles per hour, but it didn’t make me slow down.
Before I knew it I was out of the car and Edward pulled me into a tight embrace. He could tell I was on the verge of loosing it. He brushed the hair that was stuck to my face from the rain we were standing in out of my eyes.
“Go pack and change, I’m going to call the airport and a hotel.” I kissed him briefly before I did as he said. The bags from the stuff Alice and I bought today were the first things I saw so I threw on the skinny jeans and purple tank top. My hair was dripping wet but I didn’t have time to blow dry it so I quickly tied it in a ponytail and got out a big suitcase to put our things in. I randomly put clothes in not caring what they were- a dress, some kakis for Edward, sweaters, shoes, it didn’t matter. Edward appeared at the door just as I zipped the suitcase shut but ran to our bathroom. I didn’t care what he was doing, I ran to put the suitcase in his Volvo and he darted out after me.
We both got in and started the hour long drive to Cullen international. I learned my power from Kate of the Denali clan. I was shield meaning I could protect my brain from being exposed to other powers and I could protect other people. I also learned how to take off my shield to let Edward read my thoughts. I took it off now to show him what I was feeling; pain, selfishness, indecisive, fear. We have the power to change him, but it’s not like I could change everyone I know. I would just have to think he was going to a better place… and he would be happy. Maybe I changing him would be bad to keep him from that place and I should just let him go. Edward nodded and I knew I was right.
Our plane was ready for us when we arrived at Cullen International and Edward put his arm around my waist while his other arm held the suitcase and led me to our seat. He asked for a glass of water for me, but I was too nervous to eat or drink. I just wanted to be with my mom and tell her everything would be alright even though I knew it wouldn’t.
Edward rubbed soothing circles on my arm trying to comfort me.
“You should have heard her on the phone, Edward…” I replayed her panicked voice in my head showing him how heartbroken she is.
“I’m sorry Bella, but that’s how it works; people die, no matter how much you love them.” I shook my head.
He chuckled once without humor. “We aren’t people.” He reached across the seat in front of us and retrieved a blue make-up bag. “Lets go.” He took my head and we went to the small bathroom to try and make ourselves look older.
Alice was much better at it than I was, but Edward and I helped each other and we did look older, whether I looked old enough to be over thirty I’m not sure. The last time I saw my mom was five years ago when she and Phil came for thanksgiving. She didn’t meet Renesmee and doesn’t even know she has a granddaughter. We’ve told Renesmee all about her and she wishes she could meet Renee, but she know that it’s impossible and dangerous. She does love her though and will be upset that she can’t come see Phil before… he… dies. Edward pulled me into his chest and I just stayed there trying not to think until we got to Florida.
I glanced in the mirror one more time before we got off the plane; my hair was a mess and my face looked a little older. We walked down to the black Lexus and headed for Renee’s house. It was just after seven o’ clock and it was dark so Edward didn’t have to worry about the sun. When we pulled into her driveway she was locking the door.
“Mom?” she turned and gasped.
“Bella! I wasn’t expecting you so soon” she unlocked the door and pushed me in. “Are you hungry?”
“No, we ate on the plane.”
She nodded her head and pulled me into a tight hug that I gladly returned.
“Nice to see you again too, Edward.”
“Sadly it’s not on better circumstances.” That seemed to remind her of why we were here and her mood shifted dramatically. I held her hand gently and tried to comfort her.
“I was just leaving to go back to the hospital…” she hesitantly explained. “You can come, unless you wanted to get some rest first…”
“No, we will follow you to the hospital.” I assured her. It wasn’t like either of us needed any rest.
Edward was frustrated to have to go the speed limit all the way to the hospital, but we were following Renee and it would be suspicious if we got there first. I mean what would we say when she asked how we got there so fast ‘Edward saw how to get there in your mind, and we don’t really need to go the speed limit because we have super fast reflexes and Edward has a built in radar detector’ that would definitely only raise more questions.
Edward laughed at me imagining what Renee would do if I told her I was part vampire, and I chuckled along briefly.
“How is she doing really? I know how hard this must be for her.” My mom wasn’t one to hide her emotions, but she seemed to be doing that at the house.
“She is mostly in denial. She thinks that he will just get better… like when you were sick.” I sighed. He wasn’t going to get better. Was there any way I could feel guiltier? I had always taken care of my mom, and now when she needs me more than ever and I can really help her, I can’t help her!
“Yeah, yeah circle of life I get it. It doesn’t make me feel any better.” I interrupted. He took my hand and tried to calm me down with his soothing touch.
We parked next to Renee at the ICU in the hospital. I hadn’t realized he was in that bad of shape. I took Renee’s hand again as she led me to his room.
“Knock, knock you have some visitors.” She opened his door to reveal him connected to multiple IV’s and monitors. He was awake and he seemed to have to gasp for every breath he was so weak. A baseball game was on in front of him, but he didn’t look like he could really focus on it. Renee carefully squeezed his hand and he looked over to us.
“Hi, Phil.” That was the lamest ‘I- came- to- see- you- one- more- time- before- you- die’ greeting ever. He weakly nodded his head in response and Edward led us over to the small sofa by the window. The hospital was nice; the room was fairly large and had blue paint on the walls with white linoleum floors.
We stayed there all night. Phil’s heart beat would get slow and weak, and then suddenly fast and too hard. He was on so many pain-killers it was impossible for him to stay awake for more than a few minutes, his face was pale and baggy, he was so thin there was no fat left on his body, he already looked like a corpse. My mom never left his side. She slept in the chair next to his bed and held his hand the whole time.
“I’ll be right back.” I muttered and pulled me and Edward into the hall and out of the hospital. “I just need some air.” I explained before he could ask. I looked up at the sky and noticed the sun would be coming up soon.
“I’m so sorry, Bella.” I shook my head, it wasn’t his fault.
The sun continued to rise, but I didn’t know how much more I could take of seeing Phil deteriorate.
“I should talk to him, say goodbye.” I didn’t know what I would say, but I needed to say something.
“If you wish, I think that would be a good idea.” We went back to his room and I requested of my mother that I have some time with my step- dad; she left with Edward to go to the waiting room. I took my mothers seat by his bed and placed his hand lightly in mine.
“Thank you, Phil. You took care of Renee while I didn’t and I will always be grateful of that. She loves you so much, and it makes me happy that she found you. We were never very close, you and I, but I love you for loving my mother and I will miss you.” Tears started falling down my face as I gently kissed his cheek. His light blue eyes weren’t scared but more fulfilled than anything.
“I love you too, Bella.” He managed to say in-between gasps. I patted his hand and tried to smile the best I could while I told him I was going to retrieve Renee and Edward. I knew he didn’t have much longer left.
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