Dark Cloud Lifted
After hearing from the nurse about Sean's saving a girl, Molly remembered his question. "That was the girl he was asking about -- a little girl," Molly thought.
"So she's okay?" Molly asked the nurse.
"Oh, yeah. She was brought in here and the doctors checked her out. She was released last night," replied the nurse.
This new piece of information lifted the dark cloud from Molly's heart. She realized that Sean was not asking about a girlfriend or girl that was with him. He was asking about the girl whom he dove in front of a train to save. "He is so wonderful!" Molly was completely taken by Sean's heroic act and concern for others. "Oh! I can't go in empty-handed like this. I need to get him some flowers," thought Molly. She turned around and headed downstairs for the hospital shop.
"Will this be all for you, sir?" taking the can of drink from the man at the head of the line in front of Molly, the storekeeper asked.
"That'll do," replied the man. While waiting for his change, the man noticed the big bouquet of flowers Molly was holding. "Nice flowers!" he remarked to Molly.
"Aren't they beautiful?" Molly smiled and agreed."They're for a hero!" Molly added, almost dreamily.
"Oh!" the man smiled back with glee. After a pause, he asked,"For Sean?"
"Yeah! Do you know him?"
"Yes, I was just visiting him. I'm his colleague," said the man."My name is Ben," extending his hand, he introduced himself.
"I'm Molly. Nice to meet you," Molly shook Ben's hand and said.
"Nice to meet you too. So, are you his friend?" asked Ben tentatively.
"Yes," answered Molly with pride."In fact we were going to have dinner last night."
After a little more chitchat, they parted ways.
下期续 to be continued.
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