When Inez talked about the past, her mental state seemed to change.
She was pushed away by the police at the detention house. When she heard me calling her, she turned to me and said, "I will never tell you! Ha ha!"
Inez laughed and was taken away.
I sat there and was in a complicated mood.
I was not her daughter.
But so many things made sense.
I doubted before. She gave birth to twins. How could she have left only one child?
It turned out that Inez had only one child.
While I was sitting inside, Ming came in. He patted me on the shoulder and asked, "what's the matter?"
"I..." I looked up at him and my eyes were complicated, "Inez said I'm not her own daughter. My biological mother is someone else."
After listening to my words, Ming was also surprised, "how could it be?"
"I think so, but it's true. Molly and I are twins. No hospital would be so negligent as to send one of the two children to an orphanage."
"What did she tell you?"
Ming asked me.
I watched the door Inez left. I hesitated for a moment and said, "let's go out and talk."
I was confused here. I couldn't think at all.
Ming accompanied me out of the prison. I stood outside the prison and told Ming what Inez had just said.
After that, I looked at him and begged, "can you help me find out who my biological mother is?"
"OK." Ming agreed without hesitation.
At the same time, he put his hand on my shoulder and held me in his arms, "don't be afraid. I'll find out everything for you."
I followed Ming to get in the car.
I sat in the car and watched the good weather outside. I thought of Inez saying that my mother's family took me away so my mother didn't abandon me.
Would she miss me, too?
Would she want to see me, too?
Thinking about this, I looked at Ming. "Can we check which hospital I was born in and who my mother is now?"
After all, I was leaving York.
"I listen to you." Ming didn't refuse my request. He patted my hand and said gently, "don't worry. I will help you."
As soon as I said the word, he put the index finger of his right hand against my lips.
He shook his head. "We are going to be a couple. Don't say that to me."
Hearing what he said, I was a little nervous and nodded slightly.
He called and soon found out about the hospital where I was born. It was a very, very remote private hospital on the outskirts of York.
When I had a little hope, Ming told me that the hospital had been closed for a long time.
The building was demolished a few years ago and it was now a shopping mall.
"How could this happen? What about the information?" I was reluctant.
Ming pulled over and looked at me. He said apologetically, "private hospitals are not like public hospitals. It will not create a complete archive. What's more, there was no computer at that time. Even if there were paper files, no one would save them." He seemed to see that I was disappointed. He immediately said, "I asked them to find the nurse who worked there and ask if anyone remembered it."
I knew Ming could only do this.
I nodded and wanted to thank him. I thought of what he said so I just said, "please."
Hearing what I said, Ming smiled helplessly. "It seems that it's very difficult for you not to say thank you."
I nodded awkwardly.
There was no essential difference between "please" and "thank you".
He raised his hand and his big hand fell on my head. He gently rubbed my hair. "Forget it. I want you to understand that I am willing to do anything for you. Because I'm your husband and we're going to spend the rest of our lives together."
Maybe I was upset about my mother. His words didn't move me.
I decided to go back to York tomorrow.
Ming and I had lunch together. I went home and packed up.
I had a lot of time and I didn't have much stuff. I copied the system files and called Daisy.
I was trying my luck.
Maybe I was lucky. Daisy just got off the plane in York this morning. She would leave tomorrow.
When she answered the phone, she said, "I'm so moved that you still remember me, your good friend."
I asked her out for dinner at night.
Maybe I was guilty. I called Ming before I left. I told him I was going to have dinner with Daisy.
He had no objection. He just said, "tell me in advance when you want to come back. I'll pick you up."
Daisy was single so I immediately said, "no, my friend is single right now. We can't show love in front of her. I'll come back myself."
"No." Ming immediately refused, "I just want to exercise the privilege of picking up my fiancee."
I couldn't refuse Ming and could only agree.
I met Daisy in the evening. We didn't want to eat out so she asked me to go home and cook for her.
She was the only good friend I had for so many years, so I agreed.
She moved and I hadn't been there.
I went home with Daisy and made three dishes and one soup.
At dinner, Daisy said, "you stay here tonight. We haven't seen each other for a long time. We need to have a good chat."
"No, Ming will pick me up later."
I refused her.
In recent years, Ming had been very good to me. When I contacted Daisy, I occasionally mentioned him.
When I said that, Daisy pouted, "OK."
I smiled and didn't speak.
Actually, I asked him to pick me up today just because what happened to me and Sean yesterday made me feel guilty about Ming.
I ate and said to Daisy, "actually, I'm going to be engaged to Ming. The time has been set."
"What?" Daisy froze. She swallowed and looked at me incredulously and said, "Ming is great. You and Sean were in love for a long time that year but weren't engaged. Ming followed the normal procedure directly."
I was amused by Daisy's words.
I was laughing but Daisy wasn't. She said anxiously, "June, are you sure you want to marry him?"