Ming put the phone in his pocket and looked at me and shook his head. “No, I’ve already called the dean of Oasis Hospital. He said it was 30 years ago. At that time, the computer was underdeveloped and the man used cash, so there is no way to check.”
“Cash?” I couldn’t help but feel a little weird. “The nurse said he paid for fifty years of hospitalization. Even if it was 30 years ago, it was worth a million, right? He had so much money then…”
I felt more and more that this person was not simple.
Ming listened to me and nodded, “I guess if this man doesn’t fail in business, he’s powerful in York now.”
No one would pay my mother for nothing.
Except for two things. As Sean once said, one person was good to another either because of feelings or because of interests.
My mother was mad and sent here. This man had only one identity.
My own father.
I looked down and thought and said, “forget it. I don’t want to find this man.”
When my mother left that year, she was fine. When she returned to Well Family, she was delirious.
Well Family took her babies but my mother wouldn’t go crazy about it.
It was the last straw that broke the camel’s back.
What really stimulated my mother was the days when she was with my biological father after she left.
He knew how my mother would be treated when she was sent here, but he didn’t care. He just paid the money and left.
This man was merciless.
I didn’t want such a father.
Ming and I had the same conjecture. He reached out and held me in his arms. He patted me on the back with his warm palm and said, “OK, I’ll listen to you. I’ll take care of your mother with you in the future. She suffered for the first half of her life. We should treat her well in the future.”
Ming’s words warmed my heart.
Once again, he perfectly caught what I cared about. I listened to him in his arms and thought maybe I should be with him all my life.
At this point, Ming continued, “you can come to see her any time in the future. She said she wanted a teacher just now. I’ll find a psychologist to be a teacher. When she is better, I will buy her a house in the community and let her live next to us. In this way, Lester can visit her often.”
“Thank you.” I looked up and stared at Ming in front of me.
I was in a complex mood.
Before that, I was thinking that I loved Sean and I wanted to wait for him.
However, Ming’s words made me waver.
Sometimes, I really hated myself.
Ming leaned over and kissed me on the forehead. “You are my wife. I am willing to do anything for you.”
We left the hospital. I called Murray in Ming’s car.
When I told Murray about it, he was silent for a few seconds on the phone and said, “I’ll buy the ticket now.”
I was not surprised at all.
This was what Murray would do.
Murray’s voice was loud and the car was quiet. Ming seemed to hear him. He looked at me and asked, “is Mr. Moore coming?”
He immediately said, “then I will arrange a room for him on the visiting floor of the rehabilitation center.”
“OK. Thank you.”
I was grateful for Ming’s carefulness.
Something came to my mind as we neared home. I said to Ming, “can you take me to a place?”
“Yes.” Ming nodded.
I found an address on the Internet and sent it to him.
Ming immediately turned around and drove there.
He raised his hand and looked at me unhappily and said, “in the future, if you want to go anywhere, just tell me directly. Don’t ask me if I can. My time is free for you.”
I nodded and told him where to go.
This was a textile market selling cloth crafts.
It was new year’s time, so I was not sure if it was open, so I wanted to try my luck.
The car soon arrived at the entrance of the textile market.
The market was open, but when we went in, there were few people and most of the shops were not open.
I walked from the first floor to the second floor and then to the third floor.
Finally, one or two shops were open in the corner of the third floor.
After I went in, I bought a small sewing machine and some nice cloth.
Then ming helped me with the sewing machine and I went out with him carrying the cloth.
He finally seemed to be unable to bear his curiosity and asked me, “what are you going to do with them?”
I bought one meter of each cloth.
I also bought some lace.
At last I bought a pile of leftover cloth.
I said mysteriously, “soon you will know.”
I chose a long time after we got home. Finally, I decided to move the desk in my study to my bedroom, and then I put the small sewing machine on it.
I wanted to make some clothes for Margaret’s two little dolls so that I could get closer to her.
I had received little care from my mother. I went to Carter Family in college. Inez hated me very much.
Now I saw my own mother for the first time.
She was delirious, but when I saw Margaret’s love for the two dolls, I knew that she must be a good mother.
I found a picture on the Internet first, and then I tried to make it. Lester was playing next to me.
Ming also stood by me and watched.
At the beginning, I failed several times. After trying seven or eight times, I finally made a little skirt that was not harmonious but successful.
Ming finally came up from the sofa and shook his head and said, “I didn’t expect you know how to make clothes.”
I was a little coy. “Yeah, Molly was often not at school at that time, so she asked me to help her with her lessons. I also helped her with some professional courses. I didn’t expect to use it one day.”
Ming stood by and listened to me and thought.
Lester, who was playing with the cloth, heard me and asked me, “Mom, who is Molly? Is she your good friend?”