Molly sat down numbly. Tears streamed down her cheeks. Her thoughts went back to her rescue " Sean had been there just when she had needed him. She recalled the walk home with him afterwards. She had felt so safe with him. And she had admired his knowledge and intelligence. But now he was gone.
"Had I not held his hand, he would still be alive. He saved me, but I killed him in return," Molly thought with a deep sense of remorse. Needing to talk to someone, she called Sara on the phone.
"I killed him," Molly said as soon as Sara answered.
"Molly?" Sara was puzzled.
"I killed him," Molly repeated tearfully.
"Who did you kill?"
"I killed Sean."
"Wait! Stop there!" Sara said. "Start from the beginning."
"Okay, Molly, calm down first," said Sara, who was always the cool-headed one. "Don't jump to conclusions. Go and talk to a doctor or nurse first."
"All right," Molly agreed, wiping the tears from her face.
She found a nurse at the nursing station. "Hi! I'm looking for Sean" the patient in the room halfway down this hallway," she said, pointing toward Sean's room.
"Sean... Oh, the guy that saved the little girl. He's been moved."
"Oh! He's been moved?" Molly echoed.
"Yes, he's in room 202 now."
"Thank you!" Molly said with relief. She started off toward the room but turned and asked, "Did you say he saved a girl?"
"Yes. You know - that train accident last night? It was on the news."
Molly shook her head at first, but then it dawned on her.
"Oh, the train accident!" Molly recalled the scenes at the train station the night before. "So what happened?"
The nurse told Molly about the accident and added, "He saved her life. She only had some scratches."
下期续 to be continued.
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