Cameron was sitting in a bench in front of room 248, it had been at least three hours since Chase walked off that room and she was able to convince him to go 首页 take a 淋浴 and get some sleep. She just wasn’t able to convince herself to do the same, she didn’t know why she didn’t want to go home, 或者 why she couldn’t get out of the front of that room, she just had the urge to do something about the girl behind those doors.
Decided to do something she walked inside the room. Claire didn’t seem to notice when Cameron got in, she was looking down, with dry tears in her cheeks, Cameron suddenly felt really bad for her, she for sure had cried after Chase got out.
Cameron took a few steps closer and Claire looked up at her, confusion and sadness in her sea-blue eyes, Cameron walked closer again and putted her hands in the end of her bed.
“Uhm hi, I guess 你 remember me, of course” She 说 hesitantly “I’m Cameron”
Claire looked her right in the eyes and 说 “Yeah, I remember you”
“Are 你 okay?!”
“As far as I can be”
Cameron took a deep breath and 说 “Look, I’m sorry for telling him without asking 你 and making things harder for you, I just…”
She looked at Claire right in the face and continued “I just couldn’t keep this from him, it was too big for me to hold back, and I was too affected about that to think about how 你 would feel”
“I guess what I’m trying to say to 你 is that I’m sorry for hurting 你 and not thinking about you, I didn’t mean to do that”
“It’s okay, I guess” Claire 说 “At the beginning I was kind of mad but then I realized that I shouldn’t be mad at you, It’s not your fault, If I was in your place I would never be able to keep a secret too. I mean, none of this is easy for you”
Cameron smiled in relief “Yeah, it really isn’t easy at all”
Claire looked down at her hands, thinking now about the impact of this in her brother “Is he okay!?” she sighed.
“He will be” Cameron reassured her “I guess, in time he will be better than he’s ever been, with 你 around”
Claire felt a wave of joy and hope past through her and asked “You really think so?”
“Yes” she answered “You see, before 你 came, he had no family left, his mother died when he was a teen and his father… well, 你 know all about that” she 说 while stepping a little closer to her “He only had his work and me to concentrate about, and I could see that he wanted to have a family, I mean who doesn’t?!” she added “So, I really think that after the first shock about all of this, this will be pretty good for him… for all of us”
Claire sighed in relief with that; she really hoped that Cameron was right, and that they can be all happy about this whole situation, enjoying it and making their lives better.
“What about you?” Claire asked “Will 你 be happy about this?”
“All I care is that Chase can be happy” Cameron answered “I really wanted for him to have a family, and a sister is 更多 that I could ask for, and everything due to his relationship with his father….”
Claire, acknowledging the subject about her father interrupted her and asked “How was his relationship with my dad?”
Cameron looked up at her and felt nervous, she really shouldn’t be the one to tell that to this girl, it should be Chase.
“I really think that I shouldn’t be the one to tell you”
“Please” Claire begged “I just, need to know, I need to understand everything that is involved in here”
Cameron looked down at the ground for a 分钟 and then looked up at her again “Their relationship was… difficult” she took a deep breath “Rowan left Chase and his mother when Chase was only 15, his mom was an alcoholic and Chase had to take care of her all 由 himself, she was very sick” she continued “After a few 年 she died, and Chase went to seminary school”
“Oh My God” Claire 说 shocked “I had no idea that my father….” She couldn’t believe that her father did something so low to his own son, leave him to take care of his drunken mother, he was never a good father for her, but in comparing to how he treated Chase, he should win a golden star.
“Yeah” Cameron 说 “It was all very difficult for him obviously”
“I can’t understand why he would do that” Claire 说 in disbelief “I should’ve known better tough”
“Well, after that, Chase almost never saw Rowan again” Cameron continued “But a couple years ago, he came to visit him… he 说 he was coming to a conference but actually he was consulting to doctor Wilson about…”
“The cancer” Claire whispered.
“Yes, he stayed here a few days, but Chase was very angry at him… I remember thinking badly of Chase because of his rudeness towards his father…” She added shaking her head in regret “I should’ve known better”
“He never told Chase about the cancer” Cameron continued “A couple months later Chase got surprised 由 the news, it made him kill a patient… he almost 迷失 his license”
“I’m so sorry for all of this” Claire 说 “I couldn’t imagine something like that, I guess that’s why no one told me about him… it’s so complicated”
“Yes, it is” Cameron 说 “I think he already made peace with his father but… I wouldn’t know”
Claire lowered her head again, thinking about everything she just heard, this was much 更多 complicated than she thought, her father had been a monster, she really couldn’t blame Chase for hesitating towards her, she had came from the man that made his life miserable, that walked out on him… She realized that for now on she had to watch as for what she said, so she couldn’t accidentally step in an old wound. She just felt terrible for him…
“Thank you” she 说 to Cameron “For telling me all of this… It’s important for me to know, very….”
“Yeah, I know” Cameron 说 “It is for the best… and I’m sorry again for telling him”
“Don’t worry! Is forgotten” she 说 with a smile “I hope that we both can become friends” she added hopefully.
“I hope so too” Cameron returned with a smile and then started walking out of the room.
“Just give him a little time” she 说 to Claire with her hand on the doorknob “Trust me”
With that Cameron got out of the room, leaving her to think again about everything that was said. Claire felt a smile spread through her face at the new found hope.
Claire was lying down in bed, she had just came back from an MRI, apparently her situation had gone worse, and she couldn’t help but to feel a little frightened. Lowering her head to her 枕头 she started thinking about what had happened in the past few days, it had been four days since she met with her brother and they agreed in having a sort of friendship, he 说 he would help her during all the time that she is in the hospital and hopefully someday they would be able to be a family, but that for now he wasn’t ready, she understand a little why he wasn’t ready, apparently he had no family at all left before she came and that his relationship with his father was very difficult and she only knew that because his girlfriend told her.
Chase came to visit her everyday, informing her about her status and reassuring her that they were doing their best to find out what is wrong. During those visits they also talked, well Claire mostly talked, he just listened, she told him about her life, school, how she is considering doing journalism in college… she could tell that, even with his lack of response, she was starting to grow on him, he didn’t have a pained expression while looking a her anymore and he also had stopped to look at the ground all the time. Although they weren’t having the relationship she hoped they had, she was happy with the way things were going.
Another person that always visited her was Dr. Cameron; after their talk she visited her everyday, bringing food, clothes… anything to make her feel comfortable. They talked a lot; Cameron seemed very interested in her life and what she was going to do when the whole disease thing was over. Claire appreciated having someone other than a distant brother to talk to, although she was certain that Cameron was only doing that because of Chase. She didn’t understand why she felt necessary to spend time with her and help her, she guessed that Cameron wanted to get to know her boyfriend’s sister and she could feel that she also felt pity for her, for the fact that she has no family and is sick.
She was thinking in all of these things when she heard a small knock and saw Dr. Foreman entering the room.
“Is everything alright?” he asked her, and she just nodded, she guessed that at least physically she is alright at the moment.
He walked closer to her and took the chart in the end of the 床, 床上 and made a few observations.
“Your MRI was negative for lymphoma” he 说 to her, she nodded again and gave him a little smile.
“That’s good isn’t it?” she asked hopeful.
“In a way I guess, but that only get us to having no idea again” he explained, she felt a bit saddened when she realized that.
“So, do 你 have any other idea?”
Foreman dropped the chart on the 表 and walked over to the meds cabinet.
“Yes, we think 你 might have Goodpasture’s syndrome, we are going to start the treatment to 确认 our theory” he 说 grabbing a syringe.
“Ohh, ok, is that thing treatable?” she asked him.
“Yes, 你 can do just fine” he reassured her.
He turned around with the syringe with the meds in his hands and he immediately ran to her side when he saw her eyes. Since he walked in he haven’t really looked at her, and didn’t see her yellow eyes, she was jaundice.
He examined her eyes and she got really scared 由 the abrupt change of reaction.
“What is it? What’s going on??” she asked desperately.
“Your eyes… they’re jaundice” he 说 and after he saw the puzzled expression in her eyes, he explained “Your liver is shutting down”
“What does that mean?” she asked with fear.
“It means it’s not Goodpasture’s syndrome”
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