The Last Dance

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  • Published: 9 Feb 2014
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Every girl wants love, but Madilyn doesn't. Her hope for anything went away when she was diagnosed with ependymoma, a brain cancer. Only when she met Cayleb, she changed her mind. He made her feel different. Only Cayleb has a secret of his own, and refuses to tell Madilyn. He fears that she will give up if he knew his secret, but when time begins to run out for the both of them. They don't have anything else to do... but live life to the fullest.


4. ❤The Last Dance❤~ Chapter Three

It's been a whole two weeks since I've met Cayleb. And a whole two weeks since I was told that my tumor got bigger, and it was spreading. Life hasn't gotten that much better since then either. My mom finally stopped home schooling me, because I couldn't think any longer. It was getting to stressful for me, and my Doctor said that it could lead to more seizures.

A couple of good things actually happened though. I have a record now, of only having 2 seizures in one month. I had one that night Cayleb asked me to breakfast, and my first day of radiation I freaked out more than I should have. Cayleb is always coming to me hospital room too, because my back hurts to much to walk. Obviously because of the tumor on my spine. Cayleb was sweeter than I thought though, and I'm feeling emotions that I wish I wouldn't be feeling. Cayleb also confirmed that he was feeling something for me, and I kind of just went blank and didn't respond.

I've been stuck in the hospital for two weeks though, for testing, and treatments. Their also trying to prep me for surgery in 2 weeks. Cayleb, has also been coughing a lot still, and I don't honestly think he has a cold. But he refuses to tell me about it, he says it's just another thing for me to worry about.

As of right now though, Cayleb was laying next to me on my bed reading Moby Dick to me. It was something my mother wanted me to read, but eyes are giving out. So Cayleb has been reading it to me. He takes online classes in the hospital, and he's actually really smart. He's been taking college classes ever since he started High School. He's a Junior in High School right now, and is hoping to graduate in a few months. Me on the other hand though, I'm stuck at Junior and probably won't ever graduate.

"This book is such a drag." I laughed.

"I know, that's why I never read it." He laughed and bookmarked the page and set it down. He bent over the bed, coughing a little. Then laid back down on my bed. "Hey I was wondering, um, I may have told you about my parents." He smiled. "And they really want to meet you."

I raised my eyebrows. "I'm stuck here though."

"Actually I asked your mother, and she started screaming with excitement." He smiled, and I rolled my eyes.

"When do they want to meet me?"

"They actually wanted to meet you today during lunch."

"Cayleb! I look like crap!" I was currently in here for chemo. I was way to tired, and I probably smelled like vomit.

"You can shower at my place if you want." I laughed, shower at his place? That's weird.

"Um no thanks, maybe another day."

"Oh come on." I groaned and thought about it. "Chemo gets over in 30 minutes, I'll drive you to your place and you can shower quick." I rolled my eyes.


After chemo was over, Cayleb drove me to my place. I showered and quickly put on clothes. I wore a long sleeved t-shirt, with a scarf so it would cover up the scars on the back of my neck. I also wore jeans, and a black beanie. "I'm ready." Cayleb smiled and we got back into his car. We drove off to his parents house, and his house was amazing.

It looked like a minature white house. There were 20 stairs just to get to the doors, and the railing was made out of marble. A garden was infront of their house, with flowers and fountains. It was absolutely gorgeous. I turned around and looked at Cayleb as I stood at the bottom of the stairs. "You have an old truck, but a HUGE house!?" He nodded and put his hands in his pockets. "You never told me you were rich?! I'm not going in there, are you insane?!"

"My parents are really nice, I promise they'll love you." I put my hands over my face, trying to calm down before something bad happened. He suddenly grabbed my hands and pulled them away from my face. He intertwined our fingers, surprising me at first. "I don't break promises, If I like you, I'm sure they will too." My face turned bright red. Then I looked down at the ground.

"Cayleb that day you told me you liked me..." I looked back up at him. "You can't fall for me, can you promise me that?" He flattened his lips and looked away. "Cayleb, you know what the out come will be."

"Don't think you're the only one in danger of dying." He let go of my hand and began walking up the stairs. I went to follow him, but as soon as I began going up the stairs I could feel my self falling as my back gave out. Cayleb immediately stop, and ran down the stairs, catching me right before my head could hit the stairs. I was practically laying on top of him in an awkward position.

"I'm sorry." I whispered. I rolled off of him, holding my back. Cayleb stood up and held out a hand. He helped me up, then suddenly picked me up carrying me bridal style. My eyes widened at first, but he carried me up the stairs and set me down.

He put his arm around my waist then to hold me up. We walked inside, and it was just as beautiful as it was outside. Big, expensive, and beautiful. "Cayleb darling!" Cayleb's mother ran towards him hugging him. "Is this her?" She said smiling. Cayleb nodded. "Welcome." She said smiling.

"Thank you." We followed her to the dining room, and Cayleb sat me down at the table.

"You can put your hat on the coat rack if you want." Cayleb's father said. I felt the blood drain from my face, and Cayleb must have noticed.

"It's okay father, she's going to leave it on."

"Hmph." He sat down next to Cayleb so he was sitting across from me. "So, are you planning on going to college?" I put my hands on my knees, and squeezed them. Was he insane? I wasn't even in school, didn't Cayleb tell them that?

"Um, not right now, no." Cayleb's mother sat down, and we all began eating. I didn't eat much, because the chemo would probably make me throw up.

"Do you have a job?" His mother asked cheerfully.

I folded my hands in my lap and shook my head no. "What do you do for a living then?!" His father asked as if he angry almost. Had Cayleb not told them that I had cancer?...

"Excuse me, I um need to use the restroom." I pushed my chair back and walked towards the bathroom. I could hear footsteps behind me, so I quickly stopped.

"Madi I-."

"You didn't tell them did you?!" I whisper shouted.

"My father expects a lot from me, if he knows that I love somebody that has cancer. He'll ban me from seeing you. With the condition I'm in, I have a hard time even trying to do good in school!" When he said love, I suddenly felt my eye sight go blurry.

"Cayleb, somethings wrong." I put my hand on my forehead, and my body started to become numb. He quickly picked me up and took me outside. "Don't take me to the hospital, what about your parents, they'll figure somethings up."

"I don't care about them, I care about you." He put me in his truck and we quickly drove off. I leaned my head against his shoulder, pain shooting through my body.

"You mean that?"

"I'm sorry, but I can't keep your promise." I felt something wet land on my cheek, and I looked up to see tears in Cayleb's eyes.

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