Chapter 23 Did He Come To See Me? Kisa had a long, long dream. She dreamed of her skipping class and climbing over the school wall, ending up falling into the arms of a good-looking teenager. His first reaction was to throw her to the ground. Kisa later learned that the teenager’s name was Gilbert Kooper.
Kisa’s mother, on her deathbed, told Kisa that if she met someone named Gilbert during her lifetime, she must guard him with her life because she owed him. She had no idea what her mother was trying to say, but because of her mother’s words, she started to please the teenager named Gilbert in every way.
It was just that Gilbert did not like her and always bad-mouthed her. But in her dream, even though Gilbert was annoyed with her, she still felt happy. Despite him being annoyed with her, he never went back on his words when he promised her something
There was no aching despair in the dreams until blood slowly flooded her dreams. A child was calling for his mother, his voice choking with sorrow and helplessness. She searched desperately, and her heart ached. Finally, she saw the back of a little boy, and she ran over to him with delight. But just as her hands touched the little boy, he suddenly turned into a cloud of blood mist. She collapsed and screamed, desperately trying to grab him, but nothing was caught.
“No. Come back. Come back.”
Kisa woke up in tears, staring blankly at the peeling ceiling above her head as if she was still immersed in the terrible dream she had just had. Lea rushed over and shed tears of joy. “Kisa, you’re finally awake.” Kisa paused for a long time before looking at her, her voice so hoarse that it sounded like it came from a machine. “How long have I been asleep?”
“Half a month,” Lea said, suddenly crying with sadness. “The doctor said your internal organs were damaged, almost incurable, and hospitalization would not help with your condition. He recommended I bring you back to recuperate. Then, when you had a high fever and vomited a lot of blood, the doctors said you were dying. I was scared to death, afraid that you would never wake up.”
Kisa stroked Lea’s hair, feeling sorry. “I’m fine now. Don’t cry.” Her voice was even huskier than before, her lips dry and cracked.
Lea hurriedly poured Kisa a glass of water and said with a tearful smile, “I’m so happy that you have come out of your coma.” Looking at Lea’s crying and laughing face, Kisa gave her heartfelt thanks. “I’m so grateful to have you.” She felt terribly miserable for herself when she said that.
Back then, because of the fire, Kisa’s internal organs, as well as her vocal cord, were damaged. At first, she could not even eat and had to live on nutritional fluids, which eventually caused her stomach to atrophy in the long run. Now she could at least eat something, but not much, which was why she was so skinny, And years of taking medication led to problems with her liver. Her body was really at the end of its rope, and what saddened her even more was that she had become a burden to her best friend
Kisa was dejected and blamed herself. “Lea, you don’t need to take care of me. I don’t know how much longer I can hold on with this body.”
“Touch wood. Don’t talk crap. You survived a great disaster back then, and you will be blessed from now on.”
Kisa did not dare to think about any blessing. If she could still live another five years, then it was already a gift from heaven.
Thinking of the day she vomited blood and fainted, Kisa hesitated for a while before saying, “I had been unconscious for so long. Did he ever come to see me?”
Lea knew who Kisa was talking about and was furious at the mention of Gilbert. “Don’t mention him again. He left while you were still in the emergency room, and he never showed up again when you were transferred out of the hospital. I even went to his house that day and begged him to help you, but he still didn’t show up.”
Kisa pursed her lips and lowered her eyes with an obscure emotion.
Knowing Kisa was upset, Lea quickly changed the subject. “You just woke, so you must be weak. I will go out now and buy some ingredients to cook a good meal for you. Wait for me.” “Okay. Be careful on the road.”
After Lea left, Kisa wrapped her arms around her knees and slowly huddled into a ball. ‘I knew it; that man would not bat an eye even if I died in front of him.’ The familiar dull pain, which overwhelmed the other physical pains, rose in Kisa’s heart again. She laughed self-deprecatingly. Five years had passed, and deep inside, she still had a ridiculous hope for that man. But now, she had completely given up on him. Thinking about that dream just now, Kisa’s self-deprecation slowly changed to bitterness and hatred. As her child died at the hands of Gilbert, she said to herself that she would have no illusion about that man again in this life, ever.
Something warm flowed out of Kisa’s eyes, and she quickly raised her hand to wipe it away. But when the little boy’s cry in her dream came to mind, her heart convulsed, tears flowing non-stop from her eyes. How she wished the baby could live, and she was willing to exchange him for her life.
Just as she was drowning in grief, a knock on the door came. She hesitated for a while before answering the door. Her expression changed when she saw who was outside.