Well...I've got a cold and the only thing I've been able to do this week is sleep. So I haven't been able to devote the time I wanted to this post but I will give you something unusual and I hope entertaining. I'm in the middle of this book because my daughter wanted me to read it. I must admit I know more about this couple from the movies my daughter watches over and over again.
One clue I will tell you is the situation or challenge that this couple faces is actually being created by Scientist using stem cell research. I love watching the History Channel, Discovery Channel and the Science Channel to learn new things. In short, Scientist looking for a way to reverse dementia in older people used stem cells from living donor rats and injected them into rats that had the aging disease. I should have done the research to learn the name of that disease that sadly affects a small number of young children causing them to die of old age, but like I said I've been sick and will be lucky to finish this post. What happened to the rats was remarkable, they began to grow younger and they began to regenerate damaged organs. Imagine what this will mean if it pans out?
Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters and settings among other things in this fan fiction spoof are the property of Stephanie Meyer, author of the Twilight series of books. The original characters and original plot are the property of author Stephanie Meyer. This author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any previously copyrighted material pertaining to the Twilight series of books or the Twilight motion pictures. No copyright infringement is intended in this fan fiction.
So here is my story, not a 1,000 words, written in this post. I apologize if it has glaring mistakes.
Edward reached long cold fingers to envelope Bella's hand. They sat in the office of Dr. Lemon, a respected scientist and brilliant research doctor. "Are you sure?" Edward asked.
"To feel warm again, the sun on my skin and I want to eat Nachos," Bella said.
"I've never had them." Edward studied his wife. After 200 years his love hadn't diminished.
"No, I suspect they weren't popular when you were human. Trust me, they are yummy."
Dr. Lemon entered. Edward sensed his thoughts. Apparently they were not the first vampires to seek his aid.
"Mr. and Mrs. Cullen," Lemon said as he put his pen into the pocket of his white clinical coat. "I've read your chart but I'd like to hear from yourselves why you wish to undertake this procedure?"
Bella sighed, she glanced at Edward who smiled and said. "My wife longs for sunny beaches and Nachos."
"Nachos," Lemon said as a smile teased the corner of his mouth. He folded his arms, leaned on the desk and then spoke. "Stem cells can be harvested easily. Advances have allowed us to grow them in the lab using living donors. There isn't an issue with rejection in your case. You will simply adopt the blood type of the donor and become human. However, I must warn you, there isn't anyway to reverse the procedure."
Edward considered that Lemon had no idea how a vampire became one. He knew the process could be reversed.
"I assure you, we had a young man who changed his mind. When his 'maker', as you like to call them, tried to make him into a vampire again, he died." Lemon frowned and studied the two.
Edward wondered if he could read minds, or perhaps he was simply used to the questions."How many vampires have you treated?"
"Well over 100."
This startled Edward. Bella gazed at him so intently that he had to consider her once more. They knew each other so well that sometimes their thoughts seemed the same.
"How long does it take?" Bella asked Lemon.
"It depends on how long you've been a vampire. Approximately one week for every fifty years."
"Is it painful?" Bella asked.
"Moderate pain, nothing that will require medication. Mostly our patients complain of itching. We have special creams to help with this. It seems your skin is unusually dry."
"How long will we live as humans?" Edward asked.
"As you may know, life expectancy has increased and many people haven't even begun to age yet. We have entire families that received the stem cell injections over 100 years ago and to the human eye, they haven't aged. Neither have their organs seen any damage. Older patients grew younger, many reversing from 90 years of age bodily to 50 or even 40. It is remarkable. Some Scientist believe that natural death will occur when you reach approximately 1,000 years. However, the research is still in it's infancy and baring an accident you should be able to enjoy many, many years to come."
"And you Doctor, have you undergone this procedure?" Edward asked.
"Yes," Lemon said. "I just celebrated my 131st Birthday."
Lemon appeared to be 30 something.
"May we have a moment?" Edward said.
"Of course." Lemon stood and left the room.
Edward turned to Bella. Her icy fingers rubbed his hand. He wasn't prepared for the excitement he found in her eyes.
"I think we should do it. I know the rest of the family will follow us," Bella said.
"They may not."
"Does it matter? A thousand years. We will still be welcome in their home, you know that."
"Yes." Edward frowned. He'd never wanted Bella to become a vampire and if not for her impending death he wouldn't have changed her. Now there was an opportunity to become human again, not just for Bella, but for himself too.
"We won't be able to climb the trees the same or run for long distances," Edward said.
"But we will be able to cuddle in bed and sleep all night long." Bella countered.
"I've forgotten what that was like."
"Edward, it's not like we are exchanging eternity for fifty years. We'll live to be 1,000 or better."
"Baring a vampire doesn't do us in."
"Do you think that will happen?"
Edward sighed, "no." He immediately stood, pulled her into an embrace and kissed her hard. "Let's do it."
There you have it. Sorry if it isn't good enough. My eyes are closing and my head is nodding. I'm off to bed. Hope you enjoyed it. And all the predictions in the story were in the show I watched about this research. I wonder if you get dental implants, will your teeth grow back? LOL
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