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   Chapter 8 She Was Really Scared

Bittersweet By ANASTASIA GRAVES Characters: 6999

Updated: 2020-03-11 00:22


His short words instantly dissipated the ambiguous atmosphere in the car.

"Are you really..."

Suddenly, Nicole's phone rang before she finished her words.

She pushed Jacob aside and took her phone out of her bag.

It was from her mother.

From the corner of his eye, Jacob saw the caller ID and released Nicole.

"Mom."

"Sis, where are you now?"

It was Jim Du, Nicole's brother.

"I... I just took mom's prescription. I'm about to go back. What's wrong? What happened?"

"Mom passed out while cooking. I have just called an ambulance. It hasn't come yet. I don't know what to do. I dare not touch her. I..."

Jim was too anxious to make a complete word.

"What? Do you mean that mother fainted?"

Nicole's face became pale in an instant, and her hand, holding the phone, began to tremble.

"Don't worry. I'll be back soon. Don't cry, Jim. I'll be right back. You call the ambulance and see where the ambulance is."

Nicole hurried to open the car door after hanging up.

But she was stopped by Jacob.

Nicole was burning with anxiety. Her mother was still in a coma at home. Then she turned around and shouted at Jacob, "Let go of me!"

Jacob furrowed his eyebrows and let go of her.

Nicole glared at Jacob and got out of the car.

It was almost noon, and there were many cars on the road, but none of them was available.

Nicole burst into tears.

She was afraid that something bad would happen to her mother.

Her father had suddenly left her. She could no longer bear such a blow.

Staring at the woman weeping not far away, Jacob frowned.

He heard it clearly on the phone. Something happened to Nicole's mother. At that time, his first reaction was to catch Nicole. In fact, he wanted to say that he would drive her home.

He was worrying about her.

This recognition made Jacob extremely angry but helpless.

He repeatedly told himself that he couldn't be fooled by Nicole again, but at the crucial moment, he subconsciously wanted to help her.

The power of habit is terrible.

Seeing Nicole was anxious to stop a car, Jacob could do nothing but watch her. She almost got hit because she stood too close to the cars.

Finally, he sighed and gave a hint to the driver to drive over.

The car slid silently in front of Nicole. The window was rolled down. Jacob said indifferently.

"Get in the car. I'll drive you home."

Nicole was stunned for two seconds. Then she gritted her teeth, opened the door and got in the car.

After telling him the address, Nicole didn't say anything in the car.

Nicole pinched her palms helplessly and begged in low voice for everything.

Jacob was upset by her words, but he didn't stop her.

The driver drove very fast. When they arrived at the downstairs of Nicole's house, Nicole's mother was just being carried into the ambulance.

Nicole watched her brother get in the ambulance and the ambulance drove away.

"Follow the ambulance."

Jacob said abruptly.

"Yes, sir."

The ambulance and Jacob's car arrived at the hospital one by one. Before the car stopped steadily, Nicole opened the door and rushed out.

"Mom, mom, are you all right?"

In the bed, Nicole's mother closed her eyes tightly. She looked terrible. Apparently, she didn't hear Nicole's voice.

"Excuse me, miss. Please get out of my way."

The nurse wheeled the gurney into the emergency room. Nicole squatted at the door, covering her face and crying.

She was really scared.

That year

, his father was sent to the emergency room in this way and never woke up again.

It was a horrible place for her.

Jacob, standing in front of the elevator, looked at Nicole from a distance. His heart was gripped by her.

It made his heart ache.

In the past few years, he had acted so indifferently that he thought he would not feel sorry for anyone else.

However...

There was always an exception.

After staring at her for a while, Jacob turned around and left.

Nicole squatted on the ground, crying her heart out. Seeing this, Jim walked over and hugged her.

"Sis, don't cry. It's all right. It must be all right."

Nicole nodded, wiped away the tears and embraced him back.

"I know. Mom will be fine."

Five years ago, when their father had a car accident, Jim was still a primary school student.

So he was not very impressed with the situation at that time.

He only remembered that his family sent him to the relatives' home and lived there for a long time. Later, his father disappeared.

No one told him how he disappeared.

However, he remembered clearly that after that, his sister who liked to be spoiled had suddenly become very diligent and less talkative.

He didn't like such a sister.

He wanted the sister who liked to make trouble, laugh and even act childishly.

As time passed, Nicole felt like it had been a century before the door of the operating room opened.

"Doctor, how is my mother?"

"She is not in danger for the time being. But her heart is contracted, so she needs a rack operation. Please go for the admission procedure first."

Hearing there was no danger of life, Nicole's tense nerves relaxed a little.

"Okay, I'll do it right now."

The admission procedure went through quickly. Nicole's mother was sent to a general ward.

After a while, she woke up.

Nicole and Jim stood in front of the bed, with tears in their eyes. Seeing that their mother had woken up, they smiled through tears.

After confirming that her mother was fine, Nicole pouted.

"Mom, when did you have a heart problem? Why didn't you tell me?"

She only knew that her mother's legs and feet were in poor condition, but she never knew that her mother had a heart problem too.

Nicole's mother smiled bitterly, "It's been a while. When I do some heavy work, I will felt chest tightness and stethalgia. I also feel uncomfortable if I walk for a long time. I used to have a rest once when I feel uncomfortable, so I didn't care about it. But today I suddenly passed out. Don't worry, I will be fine."

Nicole opened her mouth and swallowed back what she was about to say.

She asked Jim to take care of their mother, and she went to the doctor's office.

After inquiring carefully about her mother's upcoming surgery, Nicole was shocked by the medical fee.

"Is this operation so expensive?"

The doctor nodded gently, "The cost of a rack is about fifteen thousand. For the health of your mother, we need at least three racks. And the fees for the surgery and radiography taking, it will cost at least sixty thousand in total."

At least sixty thousand...

She didn't have so much money.

All these years, after her father passed away, she earned the money for her own tuition by working, and her mother spent the low income on Jim and her own medical expenses. Their family didn't have savings.

But she had to have her mother's surgery done.

She had to figure out a way to pay for her mother's surgery.

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