Nineteen years later
Cold rain continued all day
A young man sat in the coffee shop in a daze, staring at the busy and bustling city outside the window.
Although there was warm heat in his palm holding the cup, his heart was cold…
Because of the hospital checklist in his arms.
Although the doctor was evasive when explaining the checklist and used many words such as “suspect”, “probably”, “not ruled out” and so on, Fang Linyan still smelled a very ominous smell from it.
So, he then dialed the phone and called a client who had medical skills. He didn’t say that it was his own checklist, but his friend. After he read the contents of the checklist, the client said casually,
“Advanced lung cancer, it basically can’t be treated.”
Then, his mind went blank for more than half an hour, then he stood on the side of the road in a daze. He didn’t even without knowing how to get home in the end.
When he regained his thought, he found that he had been sitting in front of the bed. His hands were cold, and his heart was also at a loss. He blankly poured himself a glass of water and drank it bit by bit, then he gradually recovered his senses.
Suddenly, the strength of his body seemed to be drained all of a sudden. He fell to the ground. He tightly covered his face with both hands, making a whimpering sound,
“I don’t want to die… I’m only nineteen years old!”
For Fang Linyan, this late autumn November was the longest month in his life. First, the relative who lived with him. Right after the funeral, he was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.
Although Fang Linyan had suffered from setbacks since he was a child, so his nerves had been strengthened enough, but he still collapsed directly in the face of such continuous heavy traumas. He stayed in a rented house for two days before getting over it, but in the face of the great horror between life and death, he would still get out of control intermittently.
But who was not like this; drifting silently in the distance, occasionally screaming bitterly, crying out into the sky, and finally cooling down, numbly gritting teeth and struggling in this indifferent world?
Cold eyes, cold nights, cold rain, cold encounters. During this month, Fang Linyan had suffered too many contemptuous eyes, and he was under too much pressure. The fact that he didn’t completely collapse was already proof of his strong mentality. The world was too harsh to him. However, he still held on like a tenacious cockroach!
After a while, Fang Linyan stood up again, wiped away the tears from the corner of his eyes, took a few deep breaths, and finally adjusted his mental state again. He coughed a few times and frowned, obviously enduring the pain. After searching at home, he found half of a beef jerky that was somewhat moistured.
Although Fang Linyan didn’t have any appetite at all, he still forced himself to eat this leftover beef jerky bit by bit. If someone was nearby, he would definitely feel that Fang Linyan, who tore apart the food with his teeth, looked like a wolf.
The hungry wolf was driven to a dead-end in the blizzard, but it still bared its fangs and fluffed up!!
Wild and dangerous!
In Fang Linyan’s heart, he always remembered one sentence in his mind:
Those things that can’t kill us will only make us stronger!
After eating, Fang Linyan took out his mobile phone and looked at it. He found that he had received a certain amount of money. Just as he wanted to go out, an intense cough struck him, causing him to support against the wall. He felt like his internal organs were being coughed out.
After a while, Fang Linyan straightened up while gasping. The corner of his mouth already had blood flowing out, and the palm covering his mouth was even more bloody. He took a piece of paper to wipe the blood off, gave himself a medicine, then walked out the door weakly.
The supermarket at the corner of the street was still open, but it was raining lightly. The cold rain, that was mixed with cold wind, could bring a chill down people’s spines. No matter whether the person was holding an umbrella or had his head or neck down, the people were running hurriedly.
Because this road was relatively remote, the cameras and electronic eyes installed had long been damaged, and the road was seriously damaged as well. In addition, it was a slum. Because there was no surveillance, many overloaded trucks and slag trucks were speeding from this road unscrupulously, making loud rumbling noises; they were basically on a rampage.
Fang Linyan walked on the road with an indifferent expression. He arrived at the supermarket five minutes later and started shopping.
“A box of instant noodle bowls…”
“Fine dried noodles (Sales Promotion) Ten Catties”
“One bag of beef jerky (nutrition supplement)”
“One packet of broad bean paste (noodle seasoning)”
It can be seen that Fang Linyan bought these things to be able to eat. Why did he save so much? It was because he had treated Uncle Xu, who adopted him, and borrowed a lot of foreign debts during funerals. Add up to hundreds of thousands.
Although Fang Linyan suffered a lot of hardship in his childhood and adolescence, he had a hostile spirit in his mind, but when his outlook on life was formed, he was deeply influenced by the honest and sincere Uncle Xu.
Therefore, he has an obsession in his heart at this time, even if he was terminally ill, he must pay off his debts before death. In addition, the boss whom Fang Linyan met before was a stingy man, this was why he saved so much.
After quickly buying everything needed, Fang Linyan was going to pay the bill at the cashier. But at this time, he suddenly felt a little stomach ache, so he went to the supermarket’s toilet.
After coming out of the toilet, he naturally washed his hands on the washbasin outside. Normally, there was a mirror directly opposite the washbasin which was convenient for customers to take care of their appearance.
A pale light was projected from above, and there was no one on the sink. After Fang Linyan washed his hands, he habitually patted his face with cold water to refresh himself. This was a habit he had during working in the garage for several years.
However, when he raised his head and looked into the opposite mirror, he suddenly felt cold all over; an indescribable feeling of fear instantly enveloped his whole body!!
It turned out that Fang Linyan did not see his face in the mirror!
The place that was supposed to be a mirror was actually shrouded in a dense black cloud vortex! Not only that, a palm full of scars and blood was stretched out from the vortex. It grabbed Fang Linyan’s neck and forcibly pulled him forward.
Fang Linyan only felt that there was a fierce and intense pain from the place he was caught on his neck as if he was branded by a soldering iron! He couldn’t gather any strength at all, or to be precise, the power he possessed had no ability to resist the bloody palm.
Just when Fang Linyan’s face was about to hit the black cloud vortex, he suddenly noticed a crazy bloody eyeball appeared in the vortex. The eyeball seemed to be dug out from the eye socket. There were even some remnants of scarlet tissue around the eyeball. The eyeball was bloodshot.
The deep gaze seemed to have a huge attraction. As Fang Linyan’s eyes looked into it, he immediately felt extremely dizzy, then he just lost his consciousness.
After a long time, Fang Linyan felt a violent sharp pain in his chest, and his whole body convulsed. He then recovered from the dizziness.
Then he found that he was still standing in front of the washbasin . He gasped for a few times, swallowed a mouthful of saliva, and looked around, only to find that there was no bloody scarred palm, no dense black cloud vortex, and no bloodshot eyes.
There was only a quiet toilet, the sound of water dripping from the faucet, and the pale light that was gently projected from above. He maintained his hands propping up from the washbasin, and he looked into the mirror. It was as if he had a hallucination!
Fang Linyan stayed in confusion for a while, then he walked out the door and wanted to pay the bill at the cashier. But when he walked out of the washroom, he was stunned because he saw that the staff here had begun to mop and clean the shelves.
This was an ordinary thing, but it meant that it was almost 9:30pm. Because the supermarket closed at 10pm, in order to get off work on time, these staff must clean up in advance.
I clearly remember that I left at 7:30pm. Because when I left, the TV in the canteen at the entrance was playing CCAV weather forecast. It was only 20 minutes walking distance from my home to the supermarket, and I never strolled for long in the supermarket. I just take whatever that is on the list. Then, I’m in the toilet…
For nearly an hour and a half! !
Such a strange thing suddenly sent a chill down Fang Linyan’s spine immediately.
“This… this is impossible!”
If I really stood with my hands supporting the sink for an hour and a half, then the people in the supermarket would have come to check it out. At least, I wouldn’t remain the same until now.
What happened in this hour and a half?
What was going on? Was it due to his illness or it was something else…