Winner Takes All

Chapter 1 Divorce

“Mr. Hughes, I am sorry to tell you that your mother is in the late stage of liver cancer…”

Seeing the doctor shaking his head, Jack suddenly felt dizzy with bloodshot eyes. Since he was a child, his mother and he had been relying on each other. To fund his education, his mother had been overworked and ill. Without having the chance to enjoy her twilight years, she was suffering instead.

“Doctor, could you please save my mom? Any way we can try?”

Jack begged in a hoarse voice and almost cried.

“There is actually a way—liver transplant. Fortunately the hospital is able to achieve that…”The doctor said after hesitating for a moment. He paused again while staring at Jack up and down. He knew very well how the long and arduous medical treatments had taken a toll on Jack. However, he decided to break it to Jack, “But…it’s quite costly—at least two hundred thousand yuan.”

Two hundred thousand yuan? Jack’s eyes suddenly lit up as he grabbed the doctor’s hands, “I still have two hundred thousand yuan! You must save her. Please!”

Jack knew that he could make that money again, but his mother’s life would not take two.

“Then you have to come up with the money as soon as possible. If this delays, even the liver transplant would not save your mom,” the doctor nodded while letting out a sigh before leaving. He went home quickly and saw Katherine, his wife, sitting in the crouch.

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“Mom is dying?”

Katherine asked as she caught a glimpse of Jack.

“The doctor said liver transplant was the only way we have,” Jack sounded as if he had grasped the last straw of hope as he continued excitedly, “It costs two hundred thousand yuan, and fortunately we still have it. Mom has one last chance here.”

A second later, he turned around to get the bank card. However, Katherine’s face changed as she halted him, “Jack, stop right there!”

Jack frowned as though he suddenly recalled something important. He turned around and stared at Katherine, “Where’s the money?”

She looked flustered as she started to stammer. “Did you give it to your family again?”

Jack raised his eyebrows with a bitter smile.