"Ah." He smiled. "Don't worry. I won't. I will marry you. The date is set. How can I die before marrying you?"
Although he said so, he did not say whether he was infected.
"So, you are infected, are not you?"
I asked him again.
"Not sure yet. After all, the virus has an incubation period." The man was silent and continued, "However, in the current situation, I have a high probability of being infected."
"You are a liar."
I panicked when I heard him say that.
"To tell you the truth, when I heard that you were so worried about me and nervous about me, I really felt at once that this illness was really worth it. Even if I die, it's worth it."
"What are you talking about? Who gave you permission to die?"
I never thought for a second that Ming would die.
But now it was happening, and the probability was high.
I heard Ming's voice with an unmistakable smile, and even felt that he must be smiling at the moment.
"You could be dead. What are you so happy about?"
"It's worth my death." Ming coughed and continued, "Becky, I have been with you for so many years. I never felt you cared for me, needed me and liked me."
"Actually for so many years, I cared about you and helped you. What I want is not your thanks, but I hope that one day you can get used to my existence and rely on me even if you don't love me. But before today, I didn't have that kind of feeling."
"I have a strong sense of insecurity all the time, and I'm afraid you will leave me. You will be with Sean as before, even if you are a mistress."
Ming's words gave me a hard time.
I took the phone and shook my head. "I won't."
"Anyway, I am happy today, and for the first time I know you are worried about me. Does that mean you care about me?"
"Well, I really care about you."
I admitted it.
Right now, I was really worried about him.
If anything happened to him, I couldn't take it.
"Don't worry. I will be fine. And I will marry you."
"Well, I will wait for you to marry me." I nodded, "You must be fine or I will marry someone else."
"Then I must be fine."
Ming finished speaking. He coughed again.
I was very nervous when I heard him cough.
When I was about to say something, I heard someone talking over Ming, "Dean, Dr. W has kidney failure symptoms!"
"I will be right there." After Ming had finished speaking to the man, he said to me, "Becky, I have something to do here. I'll hang up first."
When I was about to hang up, he suddenly said, "Don't tell anyone about this, especially... my father."
He paused on the phone and said, "Becky, I love you. I must be the man who loves you the most in the world, so... I am not going to die."
When he finished, he hung up.
I looked at my mobile phone and there were tears in my eyes.
I mumbled, "Ming, you must not die!"
The next day was Ming's birthday.
After I sent Lester to school, I held the phone all the time.
There were still no messages from Ming.
The next two days were the weekend. Lester didn't go to kindergarten. I accompanied him to the York Science and Technology Museum and the zoo.
During this time, Lester asked me, "Mom, why doesn't uncle stay with us?"
"Your uncle..." When Lester asked me this, my heart began to grieve again. "Your uncle is busy. He will be back with us soon."
I haven't heard anything from Ming all weekend
I can't sleep all night. I was afraid that when I woke up I would receive the news of Ming's death.
That was how I missed Daniell's call last time.
This time, I was really scared that something was going to happen to Ming.
On Monday, I sent Lester to school and sat at home alone waiting for Ming's call.
I kept calling him, but I always heard the cold system tone.
My heart was in a maze.
I went to the Sunshine Hospital a few times which was still blocked.
In order to avoid public panic, there have been no public reports about it. I can only read the news online.
When I opened twitter late Tuesday night to search for "the sunshine hospital". I saw the news that two people were said to have died from MERS virus in the sunshine hospital.
My heart suddenly became nervous!
I remembered Ming saying that two people in their hospital had a fever, and one of them was him.
I hurried on to call Ming.
The phone was still off.
"No, no, no!"
I was really scared. Ming. You were going to be okay!
I can't wait. I couldn't even wear my clothes. I went out in my pajamas and a coat!
I found out that it was snowing outside.
I stood at the door and wanted to take a taxi. Maybe it was because it was snowing. I can't get a taxi either at the door or through mobile software!
I was walking toward Ming's hospital in my cotton slippers.
About an hour later.
I saw a familiar car parked next to me.
The door opened and a man stood beside me.
It was a familiar scene. And it was Ming again.
The difference was that the last time I was looking for Sean, but this time I was looking for him.
When I saw him coming down from the car, I grabbed him and asked, "Are you okay?"
"Yes." He picked me up. "Get in the car first."
When he hugged me, I found that my legs were frozen stiff and even hard to bend.
With a slight frown, Ming put me in the back seat and drove home by himself.
"I read news online that two doctors have died in your hospital..."
"No." Ming shook his head. "Two doctors are infected, but both are out of danger because they were found out in time."
What I concerned most was Ming.
He looked up in his rear-view mirror and looked at me. "I just had a fever. And I am fine now. My phone was out of power, and I didn't even have time to recharge, so I came back first." At this point, he looked a little worried. "Sorry, I should charge the phone first, which made you worry."
"I did worry about you."
I lowered my eyes slightly.
Looking at Ming in the mirror made my face a little hot.
The car drove to the underground garage of the community. After getting out of the car, he put his coat on my lap and said, "Come here, I'll hug you."
"No, I can walk by myself."
I said so, but Ming did not listen to me and he just picked me up.