The heartbreak of it all
Author's note: The book "The Pigman" inspired this, and has a sort-of similar plot.
5Another few minutes of silence.
“Hey, Jason, want to hear a joke?” she asked for the first time.
“There's this girl in the hospital dying of cancer who knows she's got little time to live. She's loved this one boy since before they were even friends and all of a sudden he admits that he loves her.”
“And what's funny about that?”
“Nothing. It's the absolute sad truth.”
“You know you're going to die, then?”
“Yeah... I do. I know how long I have, too.” fat tears began to roll down her cheeks.
“And how long would that be?”
“Doctor says less than a week.”
“I doubt that.”
“It's true, he told me himself!”
“No,” I said, “what I mean is that he's wrong. You're the most healthy looking sick person i've ever seen, no way in Hell you've got less than a week. Now get up, we've got things to arrange because you've got school to attend.”
“But, what if they don't let me leave?”
“When have I even listened to someone say no?”
I brought a smile to her face. She got up. I walked over and gave her a kiss on the cheek, and we were out of that hospital.