Chapter 1999: A Thin Line between Life and Death
“Don’t jump into conclusions,” comforted Qin Zhou.
The moment they reached the hospital, she dashed to the reception and gave the actor’s name to the nurse on duty.
“Hua Jin?” The nurse shook her head dazedly. “I can’t find this name on the list.”
“That… The person was stabbed in the abdomen and sent to this hospital just a while ago…”
“Madam, don’t be anxious; I couldn’t find the name you mentioned. As for the information that you’ve just provided… I’m sorry; there were two people with abdominal injuries rushed here earlier. I’m unsure which one you’re referring to.”
“The person is very young… only in their early twenties and very pretty.” She tried her best to describe the man in her anxious state.
The nurse thought for a bit and called another medic along. The medic then approached the two with a deadpan expression. “Are you the person’s family?
The actress and her agent hurried to catch up with the physician.
The ambiance was sullen and heavy as they walked through the hospital hallway. Inwardly, the actress’s heart was laden with so much fear that she thought she would suffocate any time.
Soon, the hospital staff brought them to a tiny room just beside the emergency department. As she approached the door, the smell of strong antiseptic made her crinkle her nose.
The personnel pushed the door open, and they saw a trolley bed inside the room.
A figure, covered with a white sheet, lay, motionless, on the bed. The place felt cold, desolate, and… dead.
“What…” Qin Zhou was taken aback.
The medic turned around and looked at them with sympathetic eyes. “Your family was already gravely injured before reaching our hospital; we couldn’t find any vital signs during our attempt of reviving the person. We’re sorry for your loss! The hospital is only waiting for the dead’s family members—”
“W-What?!” She could not believe her ears. Cutting the man short, the actress tried to confirm what she had just heard. “The person lying in there…”
“Yes, that’s who you’re looking for.”
Shaking her head in disbelief, she forced a smile and asked again, “No, th-that can’t be true… Are you sure?!”
“Didn’t you say that you were looking for someone in their twenties and very pretty?”
The actress’s mind drew a blank as she stared at him.
The hospital staff shook his head and consoled her gravely. “I can understand what you’re feeling now. Unfortunately, life can be unpredictable; I hope that you can try your best to come to terms with your loss. My condolences to you.”
“No… no… This can’t be true…” She could not accept this news. Tears started trickling down her face as her eyes widened in disbelief. “He can’t die on me!”
“The trauma to the abdomen was deep. It impaired the guts and we couldn’t stop the bleeding. The dead went into hypovolemic shock on the way to the hospital… I’m truly sorry; we’ve tried our best!”
“No, it’s impossible!”
The woman broke down, kneeling on the floor helplessly as she sobbed uncontrollably. She still could not come to terms with the news.
“How could this happen?! Hua Jin was still joking with me before the ambulance arrived… How’s this possible… How’s this possible…”
“My condolences to you and your family.”
With these few words, the physician crushed the remaining flimsy hope she had inside her.
Her heart was filled with pain as teardrops flowed unceasingly down her cheeks.
This can’t be true…
He was young and healthy. Before he got into the ambulance, he had held her hands with such strength. Up to now, she could still feel his warmth lingering on her palms.
He was very much alive earlier, so how could he be dead in the next instant?
Was it just a cruel, thin line separating life and death?