Hearing that Molly didn't work at the hospital, the woman quickly dropped her hand, rushed back out, and resumed her search for help. Molly turned around and started walking out of the room. But she suddenly stopped. The face of the patient lying on the bed caught the corner of her eyes.
It looked like a face she had seen before; a face she had dreamed about; a face she had hoped to see smiling at her in the restaurant the night before.
She turned around sharply to take a better look. Yes, it was Sean.
As Molly slowly walked toward the bed, she had a thousand questions in her mind. The first one was: "What happened?" But she could tell that she probably wouldn't get an answer from the patient lying before her. Sean had his head wrapped in bandages; his eyes were closed, and his mouth was slightly opened.
"Sean?" Molly called to him quietly, even though she didn't expect him to respond. Molly reached over and held Sean's hand with both her hands. As soon as she did that, the EKG machine next to the bed beeped even faster, with the green line on the display dancing wildly.
"Sorry! Sorry!" Molly apologized under her breath and quickly released Sean's hand. She was scared that she had done Sean further harm. At that moment, Sean opened his eyes slightly and mumbled, "Is she okay - the girl?"
The woman who had rushed out earlier came back in with a nurse. Molly stepped aside and made way for them. By that time, Sean had closed his eyes again. The nurse ushered both Molly and the woman outside as she started checking the instruments.
Almost in a daze, Molly walked mechanically toward the children cancer ward, thinking, "Girl. What girl?"
下期续 to be continued.
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