I've Been There Before

Chapter 7 Kiss Her


"Grace, what do you want to do after getting out of prison? l want to go to Erhai Lake, the beauty of Erhai Lake is clear and clean. The water birds there are very cute, the fish and shrimps in Erhai Lake are very delicious. The sky is bluer, the water is clearer, even the sunshine is warmer than this city.


"1 will work hard to make money, make a lot of money so that I can run a small homestay there. I don't want to make money, just want to face the Erhai Lake every day, with ebb and flow. I don't want to make a lot of money, as long as I have enough food and clothing. I can watch backpackers come and go, come and go occasionally.'


"Grace, I seem to be dying. What can I do? I haven't had time to take a look at the beauty of Erhai Lake."


lt was the sound of natural sadness that Grace could not forget in her life. She hugged the girl and kept using her body temperature to warm up the girl's body which was gradually cold.


When the girl was dying, she stayed in her arms, looked at a small piece of sky outside the tiny bars of the prison with the desire in her clear eyes. She said, "Grace, I have not been to Erhai Lake. The beauty of Erhai Lake is what I saw on TV, newspapers and magazines. I know that even if l get out of prison, I don't have the money to open a small homestay in Erhai Lake. I just want to have this impossible dream when l am dying."


Úp to now, Grace still remembered the longing eyes of the girl in her arms before she died.


Memories were still so painful that the corners of Graces eyes were unknowingly wet. She stretched out her hand and wiped it secretly. As she was creeping on the ground, she touched her left hip quietly, where was empty, with one organ less than normal.


Because of it, she couldn't drink. She must live.