I turned to look at the nurse who was speaking. She didn't notice and continued, "Her family's rich enough, but she has a terrible son. He actually allowed his wife to make his mother end up in the hospital."
The woman next to her lamented over this.
The nurse downed her coffee, stood up, and shook her head. "Based on what I've seen, she only has a couple of months left."
My heart sank. Without a second thought, I stood up and stopped the nurse. "Wait a minute!"
Startled, she looked at me in confusion.
I licked my lips, unable to dispel the bitterness in my mouth. "I'm that patient's granddaughter. Please, can you tell me what's wrong with my grandmother?"
The nurse's eyes took on a sympathetic look and said, "She's too old and she has a history of health problems. She can't even be operated on."
Grandma's health was already so poor?
My heart twisted painfully and I asked, "Is there... is there really no other way? There has to be, right?"
I couldn't even bring myself to believe that.
The nurse started to lose patience. "Why would I lie to you? What's in it for me?"
I thanked her despondently and walked back over to my seat.
Grandma was really done for...
I lowered my head as my tears flowed and fell into my coffee.
In the Jones family, the only people who truly treated me well were Grandma and Aunt Nancy. And now, Grandma was going to leave me...
I didn't know how long I sat there.
Suddenly, the clock rang thrice.
I was shaken out of my reverie and jumped to my feet as if I'd been shocked by electricity.
It was finally three o'clock.
I hurriedly grabbed my bag and flew towards the hospital's elevators. On my way there, I bumped into several people.
I wasn't even in the mood to apologise to them. I bulldozed my way to the ICU.
In the ward, Aunt Nancy was all alone with Grandma.