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|"The Shocking Truth"|
September 19, 2016
The Shocking Truth
Myrdin was following Mei to the hospital which was located nearby Ba Sing Se. They currently stood at the waiting room. Mei still cired.
"Mei? Should we go get some tea?" Myrdin asked. Mei agreed, but she sat down in a chair anyway, as she was too broken to understand what he meant. It was like her whole life fell to thousand pieces.
Zing Dang was going to move out of Nora's apartment. He was packing his stuff from the bedroom. When he was finished, he came out of the bedroom and into the kitchen, where Nora was standing. He smiled to her. She smiled back.
"See you at work," Zing Dang said.
"Yes," Nora said back, and then he leaved.
At the staff room of the Agrarian Park Hotel, Mike was sitting talking to a girl who also worked at the hotel. Meanwhile, Min, Huang-Gi and Zing Dang's daughter, stood beside her locker, shifting to spacetime outfit.
"And then I got the message that I was hale. I became happy, of course, but ... at the same time I kind of just became completely empty," Mike said to his fellow worker.
"What happens now? Where do I go from here? What's the meaning?"
Min's phone called. She took it.
"Hi dad ... Seriously? ... So it's completely over between you and Nora?". The latter made her get Mike's attention.
"How great. I think that's what's right," Min revealed. Mike felt like talking to Nora, so he said goodbye to his fellow worker and leaved.
"But where are we going to live? At the hotel? Yes! That's exactly what I need right now," Min said.
At the hospital, Mei was taken into a conversation with the doctor. She had been given a special potion who removed the possibility for her sickness to infect someone else.
"I assume you have many questions," the doctor said.
"I don't know. I'm infected by Dead Lotus. I'm going to die," Mei answered, still feeling completely broken and empty.
"The forecasts are considerably bigger than that," the doctor said.
"It's 50 %," Myrdin said. He was sitting next to Mei, supporting her at the hospital.
"50 %?" Mei asked supplied and got up from the chair.
"Maybe you two need to talk?" the doctor said to Myrdin.
"Yeah, I think that would be fine," Myrdin answered. Mei took of her jacket. Then Mei suddenly started thinking of something.
"I must tell mom!" she said to Myrdin.
"Yes, you have to," he answered.
"How am I supposed to do that? She's going to become completely broken! She's not going to handle this! I can't tell her, Myrdin!" she said, really worried.
"You sort of have to tell her before the healing sessions starts. Aren't you going to need her?" Myrdin asked. Mei took a look at the bed.
"What if I go down in this bed and never ever get out of it again?" she said, crying.
"You have good forecasts. You're going to be healed. Everything is going to be fine," Myrdin said and gave her the phone, so that she could get it done.
Mike knocked at Nora's door. She opened. .
"I met Zing Dang down stairs. Is it over?" Mike asked.
"I guess," Nora answered. Mike walked inside the apartment. Although Nora did not seem to want him to come in, she did not stop him either.
"What a coincidence," he said.
"Coincidence?". Nora did not understand.
"The passed day and night has been pretty heavy. I thought I was sick, you know. Forget that. I'm hale. However, I managed to think a lot," he explained. While he did, Nora was taking a wash bucket, filled it with water and started washing the floor, not paying much attention.
"What did you think of?" she asked.
"I was thinking of who really match," Mike said.
"Did you think of Zing Dang and me?" she asked.
"No. Not at all," he declared.
"Or... I did think of you though," he admitted.
"Mike, please get to the point," Nora begged. He was probably trying to tell her that he was in love with her, though she didn't get that yet. However, he was interrupted by Nora's phone. She took it. It was Mei, who was going to ask Nora coming to the hospital, so that she could tell her mother that she had become infected by the Virus of the Dead Lotus.
Then, Nora and Mike both went to the hospital.
"You don't need to be here anymore," Min said to Myrdin.
"Yes, I have," he said.
"Mom is coming soon, and I'm very glad you've been here all this time," she said.
"I really want to stay ... if that's okay for you?" he said and placed his hand at her shoulder.
Nora and Mike arrived.
"What's going on, Mei?" Nora asked worried.
"Mike, let's go take a cup of tea outside," Myrdin said, and they leaved.
"What is this, Mei?" Nora asked again.
Meanwhile, at the Agrarian Park Hotel, Miranda and William was in the elevator, on their way down to the lobby. Miranda had her phone in her hand.
"I can't reach Myrdin. He doesn't answer" Miranda said.
"Try again later, then," William said.
"But they should've got the answers by now, and I wanna know who's the sick one," Miranda said.
"Remember that our role is to be employers, and I think we should keep that role for a while," William said.
The elevator stopped in the floor where Dandelion's hotel room was, as someone was going into the elevator. Miranda realized she had to talk to Dandelion, so she leaved and let William go in advance.
"Dandelion! How are you?" Miranda asked.
"I'm fine. I'm hale," Dandelion answered, though still crying a bit. Miranda hugged her, eased. Randomly, Willy walked past them, knocking on the hotel room next to that of Dandelion's.
"Myrdin?" he said, proving that it was Myrdin's hotel room.
"Have you guys seen Myrdin?" he asked.
"No. He hasn't answered..." Miranda started. Willy then noticed how depressed Dandelion was.
"What's wrong?" he asked.
"Haven't you two spoken to each other yet? Have you been alone about this the whole time?" Miranda asked surprised. Willy didn't understand.
"Dandelion was one of those four who had to take the blood tests a new," his sister explained.
"Why haven't you told me?" Willy asked.
"I tried, but... It's not me, though," Dandelion said. Willy hugged her, and kept holding around her. Dandelion felt better now than ever, though she still cried.
"So none of you have seen Myrdin?" Willy asked while he still had his arms around Dandelion.
"No. Maybe he's at the hospital?" Miranda said.
"You're okay?" Willy asked Dandelion, who nodded.
"Good. I go to the hospital now," Willy said and leaved.
"I can come in with you for a while if you want me to, Dandelion," Miranda said.
"Thank you Miranda, you're sweet, but I'm okay, I just need to take a nap," Dandelion said and went into her room.
Back at the hospital, Nora denied to believe that Mei was infected by the Virus.
"The Dead Lotus? You? That must be a misunderstanding," she said.
"No, it's not. Me and Myrdin have spoken to the doctor for a long time," she explained.
"Why is he...?" Nora started.
"We were together when I got the message, and he was one of those who had to take the blood tests a new," Mei informed.
"Maybe he's sick," Nora suggested.
"I have taken that test three teams now, mom. It's dang sure," Mei said.
"You have taken the test three times, but you did never hesitate to ask me?" Nora asked.
"I didn't want to tell you before I knew it for sure," Mei explained.
"Is it because Zing Dang and I fought so much?" Nora asked worried. Mei disproved that. Now, Nora didn't have much to say, so she just sat down, next to her sick daughter.
Miranda and Willy met in the hotel lobby, and they agreed to go to the hospital together, to see Myrdin. However, Myrdin himself came inside right in that moment.
"Myrdin ... How are you?" Miranda asked.
"Have you got the answer?" Willy asked.
"Yes. It's not me," he informed. Miranda was happy, so she hugged him.
"But that means that..." she started.
"Yes. It's Mei," Myrdin said. He was pretty sad about that, and he leaved.
Dandelion was laying in the bed at her hotel room, though she didn't sleep. She noticed that someone arrived inside the door. It was Willy.
"Did I awake you?" he asked.
"No," she answered.
"It wasn't Myrdin who was sick. It was Mei," he informed. She didn't answer that. She just sat in her bed. Willy sat down with her.
"How are you doing?" he asked. She didn't answer that either. She just looked at him.
"Dandelion, I'm sorry," he said.
"You didn't know," she said.
"Because I didn't let you explain. I'd wish that I'd known, so that I could helped you," he said.
"I have thought. Good thoughts. It's just a bit difficult to explain. I don't know how to say it," she said.
"Look. I'll go to the restaurant, buy some food, and bring it up here. Then we can talk," he said. She agreed. He leaved for a while.
Miranda and William was talking to each other in their apartment.
"Did you get to know something?" William asked.
"Yes. It's not Myrdin," Miranda informed.
"It's Mei then?" he understood.
"What do you think we should do to follow her up?" she asked.
"I don't know. I think I should go tell Wilbert about it right now so that he knows too," William said, referring to his son who lived in the neighbour apartment, who once was Mei's boyfriend.
Back at the hotel room, Willy had brought dinner for him and Dandelion.
"Time for good thoughts?" he asked.
"I thought I was going to die, and I was totally alone. I don't want to be alone. Do you understand?" she said.
"You want someone?" he asked.
"Yes," she said.
"A man?" he asked.
"Yes. A man. And a family, and..." she started. She was especially thinking about their daughter, Peony. They repeated their words.
"Do you think of some specific man?" he asked.
"Yes. Do you want me to tell you which man I am thinking of?" she asked.
"Actually, you don't need to," he said. They smiled at each other.
At the hospital, Nora wanted to talk to the doctor once again.
"No, mom. Don't do that," Mei said.
"What am I going to do then?!" Nora asked.
"Just come here," Mei said.
"I have to do something," Nora said. The shock was obviously making her act this way.
"Can't you just be here along with me right now?" Mei suggested. Nora agreed, and they hugged.
|Book One: Start (開始)|
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|Book Two: Disease (疾病)|
- - - - - Chapter 5: Family Drama - Chapter 6: Preparations - Chapter 7: The Auction - Chapter 8: City vs. Heart - Chapter 9: The Crossroads of Love - Chapter 10: Wilbert Alone - Chapter 11: Healing - Chapter 12: The Lack of Forgiveness - Chapter 13: The Search of Jin-Zul, Part 1 - Chapter 14: The Search of Jin-Zul, Part 2 - Chapter 15: Separation - Chapter 16: Virus of the Dead Lotus, Part 1 - Chapter 17: Virus of the Dead Lotus, Part 2 - Chapter 18: Virus of the Dead Lotus, Part 3 - Chapter 19: Virus of the Dead Lotus, Part 4 - Chapter 20: Virus of the Dead Lotus, Part 5 - Epilogue: After That
Ba Sing Se Girls - Fireballs and Lightningbolts - Harmony Games - Legend of Gaoling
|- - - - - - - Pei Qi - - Nora - Zing Dang - Mir - William - Mike - Sun and Moon - Wilbert - Mei - Min - Pablo - Jen - Nini - Mir Jr. - Peony|
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