The Wrong Foot
As soon as the elevator doors opened, Molly stepped out, or rather, bounced out with her flowers. Then came a yell and noises of coins and keys falling on the floor. In her excitement to see Sean, she almost knocked down the woman waiting outside the elevator. Fortunately only the woman's purse was knocked to the floor with its content spilled out and rolling in different directions. But unfortunately a pair of glasses also fell out which Molly stepped on before she could stop.
"I'm so sorry!" Molly quickly apologized and bent down to help the woman pick things up. "I'm so sorry!"
The woman stared at Molly. Brownish hair with green streaks, Molly did not look like a typical nurse to her despite the white gown she was wearing.
"How can you be so careless? Nurses should be more careful!" said the woman. "Nurses nowadays."
At that moment Molly recognized the woman. She was the same woman in Sean's room earlier. Molly wanted to introduce herself, but it just didn't seem like a good time for that.
"I'm sorry," apologized Molly once more. "Can I pay for your glasses?"
"Do you think money can pay for everything?" in her moment of annoyance, Pearl blurted out what was in her mind.
Molly didn't know how to respond to that, but really wanting to pay for the woman's losses, she pulled out some large banknotes and dropped them into Pearl's purse. This made Pearl really angry, who quickly fished them out and threw them to the floor. Molly was shocked, wondering what she had done that made the woman so angry.
"I'm sorry," Molly apologized yet one more time and picked up the money.
Pearl got up and walked into another elevator that just arrived, leaving Molly holding the money.
下期续 to be continued.
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