What if..?

What if..?

What if you had a time limit tattooed onto your skin? What if you only had a month to live, watching the timer on your skin slowly count down your time to live? What if you found the love of your life..?

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Chapter 1.

One Month

One month. That's all I had left.
One month.
One month to live the rest of my life.
I looked at the black timer on my wrist. Seven hundred twenty nine hours and thirty minutes to be exact. Slowly the black ink changed. Seven hundred twenty hours and twenty nine minutes. I felt my heart get heavy. It's not fair. Why do we have to live like this? Innocent people were dropping dead left and right because they ran out of Time. We didn't ask for this. A soft knock echoed through my room.
"What do you want Eric?" I asked my little brother as he opened the door. His shaggy brown hair was sticking in every direction, his usually wide and happy green eyes were now bloody shot and droopy. "I had a nightmare.." He said in his soft voice, I sighed and scooted to the other side of the bed. "Come on." I said as I patted the bed, he smiled as he closed the door and skipped over to the bed. He placed his bear on the bed and hoisted himself on the bed, with my help of course. He was only eight years old, and he had one hundred seventy five thousand two hundred hours and five minutes left. Twenty years. It seems so long...but it isn't.
I looked back at Eric, he as already snuggled in the white and red blankets, holding his bear as if it was something he had to protect with his life. I sighed and laid down, my long white hair covering the blankets and pillows like a cover of snow. I held my arms out, allowing Eric to move closer, I lightly draped my arms over him and held him. My eyes slightly started to water....he smelled like mom.
Our mom died a year ago, I came home from school to find her ,what appeared to be, sleeping in her chair. But no, she wasn't asleep. She ran out of Time. "What happened to mommy?" Eric would ask every day for a month. "Where is she?" "Is she OK?" "I miss her." I had to lie to him, everyday. "She's out at the store." "She went out." "She is working late." I couldn't let him know. Unfortunately, he had chatty classmates.  
"Eric...did you go into mom's room?" I asked, his eyes, now wide, looked up into my red ones with fear. I bit my cheek when I saw tears stream down his face. "I miss mommy!" He shouted as he held onto me tighter. I felt my throat tighten up. "Hey..I miss her too.." I said as I ran my fingers through his hair, my gaze ended up on my wrist, which only made me feel worse. I can't leave him here alone. I can't just leave him. "Eric....want some ice cream?" I asked, he looked up at me, rubbed his eyes and nose, and nodded. I picked him up and walked to the door. "Mr. Snuggles!" Eric shouted as he reached out to the bed, I smiled as I walked back to the bed and leaned down, Eric happily grabbed the last thing our mother gave him and nodded. "OK." He said, as if he commanded me. I shook my head smiling. So innocent. So young.
"Vanilla, oorr-" Before I finished, Eric jumped up and down. "Chocolate! Chocolate!" He shouted, I placed my hand on his head and lightly put some force, making him stop jumping around. "We have people living underneath us, shh." I said as I placed my finger up to my lips, his own lips curled up as he mocked the 'Shh'. I grabbed two black hexagon bowls and brought out the vanilla and chocolate ice cream. "Topping?" I asked, he pointed to the chocolate syrup. I smiled and rolled my eyes as I grabbed the strawberry and chocolate syrup. "You, Mr, need to cut down on the chocolate." I said as I scooped up the chocolate ice cream and plopped in one of the bowls, covered it in syrup, and handed it to him. "Whaat? Cut down? But this is the first chocolate thing I had this week!" Eric said as he shoved the spoon through the ice cream, hitting the tip on the spoon against the bowl making a loud sound.
"Oh yeah? Then what's with the Hershey bar wrappers I found in your room?" I asked as I plopped two big spoon fulls of vanilla ice cream in the bowl then dressing it in the strawberry syrup. I placed the bowl on the table and put the ice cream away along with the syrup. "Your ice cream looks like you!" Eric said as I sat down and scooped up a little of it. "Eh? I guess your right." I said as I placed the cold sweet dessert in my mouth. Eric cringed and made a face. "Vanilla is gross." He said, I giggled and placed another spoon full in my mouth. "Mmmm, vanilla~" I said, making him scrunch up his nose in disgust.
I smiled as he, somehow, got chocolate all over his face. "Eric, you have to be more careful." I said as I got a paper towel and started cleaning his face. "Oi, sit still." I said to the squirming eight year old. "Nevvveeerrr!" He shouted, I shook my head and chuckled. Damn this kid, if only you weren't so cute. After cleaning the bowls and Eric, I carried him back to his room. "Tuck me in?" He asked, I nodded and started to tuck him in. "Snug, as a bug, in a rug." I said, something our mom always said. He giggled as I kissed his forehead. "Wait! Mr. Snuggles want's a kiss too!" He said as he brought his bear to my face. I smiled and kissed the bears forehead, then retucked him in. "Goodnight, Eric." I said as I left him room, taking a glance at him.
"Love you..."
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SoulOfTheWolves_Inactive
Oh
Oh goodness
Lovie it it but oh gosh
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Aesthetic_Lover
Heheh I'll take that as a complement ~
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SoulOfTheWolves_Inactive
I justspent 14 minutes catching up.
And wow.
Holy crap.

I think you're doing really awesome!!
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Aesthetic_Lover
Huh? Well thanks~ I didn't know people still read it or liked it, so I stopped for a bit. It's nice to get feedback from people for stories you know?
Well if you want me to make another chapter I will gladly do it~!
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SoulOfTheWolves_Inactive
Glad to help
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Aesthetic_Lover
And thanks! I haven't gotten any good feed back on this story that made me really want to continue it...but this helped~!
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Aesthetic_Lover
There we go~
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SoulOfTheWolves_Inactive
Please do! I know how hard story wrighting is, but this is worth it!
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Anime_Trash
*mothers voice from A Day At The Park*
WHAT THE FUUUUCK
NO
NO
NOT OLIVER See More▼
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Aesthetic_Lover
...whoops?
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Aesthetic_Lover
ahaha...um...whoops~?
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on June 11
Anime_Trash
WHAT THE FÛCK WHY?!?
YOU JUST RIPPED MY HEART FROM MY BODY!
WHY
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Aesthetic_Lover
You'll see~ :3
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Anime_Trash
*grabs your collar* What are you going to do to my baby?
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Aesthetic_Lover
...........you're not going to like the next chapter then~~~~
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Anime_Trash
;~; you evil son of a Romano
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Aesthetic_Lover
eh....sorry..?
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Anime_Trash
OK I should be mad that I laughed harder then I should have at that XD
BUT STILL NOT OLIVER! NOT YET ;~;
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Aesthetic_Lover
Eh.......France?
....wait I ship FrUk...that wouldn't make sense....eh, you're right~
But whooops sorry I'm killing your favorite character
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Anime_Trash
HES A BRITISH MAN! WHO DOESNT LOVE BRITISH PEOPLE!!??!?
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Aesthetic_Lover
Eh? I didn't know anyone really liked Oliver that much~
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Anime_Trash
GOD DAMN IT YOU SOUND LIKE AN ANIME CREATOR LIKE "OH THE WHOLE FANDOMS FAVORITE CHARACTER DIED?? WHOOOOPS"
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Anime_Trash
You my friend
Need to continue this like there is no tomorrow
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DeadPunkette
Was this based off of a movie??
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Aesthetic_Lover
Oh no is it? I thought I was being original D:
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WastingMyLifeOnline
This is great!
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SoulOfTheWolves_Inactive
This is great! Keep writing c:
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Aesthetic_Lover
really? I didn't expect anyone to care or even read this...
Vee~! Alright I'll keep it up (=^_^=)
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Aesthetic_Lover
How evil
Alright then~!
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Aesthetic_Lover
I have a question, should the guy have the same amount of Time as the main character, or less or more?
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SoulOfTheWolves_Inactive
Do you like it?
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Aesthetic_Lover
Nope~!
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SoulOfTheWolves_Inactive
I'm not alone then.
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Aesthetic_Lover
I just imagined the old cat to have a Gandalf/Dumbledore voice XD
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SoulOfTheWolves_Inactive
Yup, actually. My most recently updated and currently being worked most on is this one: https://www.qfeast.com/story/nCPXKn/Warrior-Cats-Burning-Stars-Book-One-Stepping-Stones
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Aesthetic_Lover
:3 Do you have a book I could read?
(one that you made of course X3)
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SoulOfTheWolves_Inactive
Haha, I can relate.
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Aesthetic_Lover
Thank you~! I was listening to Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie and was reading the Fault In Our Stars
then Poof~ Book idea X3
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SoulOfTheWolves_Inactive
Good! I think it has a very good story plot to it.
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