Next thing she knew she woke up in the hospital with a beeping sound and she looked around to find Quinn and Sam talked to the doctor.
“Stomach cancer,” the doctor said to the couple and they saw Ashley woke up.
‘Shit they know..’
Ashley sit at the back while Sam drove and Quinn just stared blankly at the road. They’re in uncomfortable silence.
“Sorry Quinn, I always cause you troubles. But Jules doesn’t know. Please don’t tell her. At least not for now.”
Tears rolled on Ashley’s cheek and suddenly Sam stopped his car and Quinn just got out from his car and started to cry. Sam tried to comfort her but Quinn just kept crying. She was sad, angry, and scared.
Meanwhile, at Quinn’s house, Jane stayed in the living room when Jules got up.
“Where’s Ashley? Where’s everybody?”
Jane didn’t say a word, she just took Jules’ hand and pull her to the couch.
“What happens, Jane?”
“Nothing happens Jules. Ashley got a wedding dress emergency, her client is angry about the dress. Sam and Quinn drove her to the boutique. They’ll be home soon,” she’s lying.
‘This is it, this is the time’, Jane took a deep breath. ‘I gotta tell her’.
Jane reached out for Jules’ hand and closed her eyes.
“Jules, I love you,” those three words were finally coming out from her mouth.
“I love you more than anything I have ever loved in this entire world.”
Jules just remained silent but then she crashed her lips in hers.
“I love you too, Jane.” The kiss was sweet and tender. There’s no lust there, just pure love.
“Ash! Where were you?”
“I already told you, Jules, she had a wedding dress emergency.”
Jane told her and looked at Ashley, then she’s mouthing “thank you” to Jane.
“Do not ever leave without telling me again!”
“Yes, Ma’am!” they were both soon leaving the living room to the spare room.
Jane eyed Quinn and Sam.
“What happens?” Quinn tried to explain but she stopped as fresh tears rolled over her cheek.
“She has stomach cancer, but Jules doesn’t know. She musn’t know about this yet.”
Jane’s eyes widen and she couldn’t say anything. She finally realized what Ashley meant the other day and she told Quinn and Sam. Ashley wants someone to take care of Jules when the time has come.
“Olive…,” she called her sister.
“I don’t like your voice tone, Ash.”
“After I’m done with this dress, I wanna take a rest.”
“What? Are you gonna let me run this business alone? No no no no”
“I don’t feel well Olive..”
“You should take vitamins and get some rest then. Don’t be such a baby.”
“There’s something I need to take care of.”
“If you wanna go home, just go home and get some sleep Ash don’t make this a big deal.”
Ashley just smiled at her statement. Gosh, how is she gonna explain it to Olive?
Jules arrived at home and offering Jane to come, but she told her that she needed to go home to learn some new moves. Yes, they’ve dated for a couple weeks now.
When Jules opened the door, she heard Ashley throwing up in the bathroom.
‘Damn what am I supposed to say to her?’ She opened the door and trying to put her best smile.
“Are you okay Ash?”
“I’m fine, just eating too much bacon.”
Jules looked at her. ‘Something’s wrong’ she told to herself.
They’re having dinner in uncomfortable silence.
“Are you mad, Babe?”
“I’m not mad Jules,” she’s smiling at her.
“Jules, maybe you should visit your family. You’re gonna need them someday.”
“No. Ashley, my parent kicked me out because they think I’m not gonna be able to live from dancing.”
“But look at you now. You’re gonna prove them that they’re totally wrong about that.”
“No! Why do you keep pushing me to see my parents lately, Ash? You’re my family and I have Jane. That’s enough for me. I don’t need someone who can’t support my decision like that!”
Angry Jules is not something you can see every day and Ashley felt so bad about it, but on the other hand, she needed her to make up with her family. She knew that she’s gonna need her family someday.
“I’ll just stay with you forever Ash. Even when I’m married we’re still gonna live together. You’re my family and I have Olive too.”
Ashley is confused, angry, scared, sad, and anything, just name it. She had to make sure that Jules got all the people that have an important role for the rest of her life. She has to make sure that Jules won’t be lonely.
“For this time, just listen to me Jules for God sake! You need to make up with your family. We’re going to London next weekend.”
“NO! Ashley, why are you become so stubborn suddenly?”
“No, I’m not stubborn. It’s you who act like a child.”
“Fine! You say whatever you wanna say!”
Jules stormed out of the dining room and Ashley just sit there, her mind is full of horrible thought.
“Jules, can I come in?”
Ashley knocked on her bedroom door. As Jules opened the door, Ashley hugged her tight and started to cry.
“I’m sorry Jules..”
‘I don’t have much time, fight with Jules is the last thing I wanna do’, Ashley told herself.