Dear Love - Chapter 2.1
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It hurts! When I finally woke up because of the pain, I saw dust surrounding me, blocking my vision. The heavy smell of gasoline made me cough. I pushed the door open with all my strength and finally climbed out of the car that had crashed.
I still remember, just a few minutes ago, I received a call from my ex-boyfriend Jay. Who said, his wife gave birth and it was a girl. Subsequently, I became a little stunned and crashed into the car in front of me.
When I looked up again, the truck that crashed into the guardrail in front of me was already smoking heavily, and underneath the truck seat was a squashed car. The gasoline and the blood were indistinct. As I looked at it, I had goosebumps. I resisted the urge to vomit, covering my mouth, and I retreated a few steps. For safety reasons, I prepared to run to a safe area.
However, at that moment, from the back of the car, there were a child’s suppressed cries. It gradually became louder and louder, softly shouting again and again. It was trembling, “Mum! Mum! Hiccup… Wuwu wuwu… Mum! Mum!” It was clearly a child’s voice. But it’s so hoarse that it was heartbreaking to hear it.
I hurried to the red car where the child’s cry was coming from and the front of the car was crushed. The petrol in the car’s fuel tank was leaking out. I stumbled back a few steps as I noticed the woman in the driver’s seat was stuck, I crawled towards the woman in front of the steering wheel. I hurriedly went up to her to shake her: “Wake up! Wake up! Hello, wake up!” But she didn’t respond for a long time. Though I was afraid, I endured my timidity and my trembling hand reached her nose, I realized the woman was not breathing, she passed away… This woman has already passed away…
At that time, the cry of the child behind the carriage became louder and louder. I ran to the car back as I was shocked, but I couldn’t open the rear seat. Even so, the smell of gasoline surrounding me got heavier and heavier. If this continues, it may explode at any moment. I had no choice. So, I didn’t attend to the deceased who was an adult. With my eyes closed, I pushed the woman out of the car and opened the door of the back seat to carry the child. I didn’t have time to look. I covered his eyes and protected him in my arms. And then I turned around and ran towards the back.
Sure enough, when I ran and stumbled ten meters away with the child. And I heard a loud bang behind me. The big truck started burning and then several small cars had also produced a loud exploding sound. In an instant, the scene of the accident was on fire.
I fell down on the ground, because of all of this, my eyes just suddenly went blank. The air around me was also scorching because of the blazing fire. The back of my hands seemed to be glowing because of the fire. The little guy in my arms was frightened by the sound of the explosions. He suddenly trembled in my arms. His small chubby hands tightened around my neck and cried more and more, tearing my heart apart. I was still staggered and covered his face tightly in my arm with fear. Patting his back constantly and coaxing him absently: “Be good, don’t cry. Don’t cry…”
But, as I coaxed him, my tears couldn’t help but flow down. Trembling, I took my cell phone out from my hands and dialed Jay’s phone number without thinking. I opened my mouth and without saying anything else, shouting “Jay, Jay, I am Xiao Ai. There’s a car accident here, and all the cars are on fire. I’m afraid. Help me, I am really afraid…” Nonetheless, the phone was picked up but there was no sound. Afterward, another explosion sounded, I suddenly realized who I called and I let go of the phone immediately and let it drop on the ground. I got up and embraced the trembling child. All I could do for him was to just hug him tightly and closed my eyes in fear.
When I was finally taken to the police station, I sat in that position for a long time. My mind was still confused. Because the time said by the police was actually ten years ago! And when I finally saw the child with tears in my arms, who cried to sleep. He turned out to be Gu An! It’s Xiao An, my neighbour’s child, who I was very familiar with!
Gu An was my neighbour’s child when I lived in Italy. His mother was a single mother and a Chinese. They seemed to have no other relatives. I have never seen any friends of his mother’. Gu An’s mother and I were not very close, but this little guy was very close to me. When he was born, I drove past dozens of red lights to the hospital. When he first learned to speak, he would look at me with his big eyes and call me “older sister” and reach out for me to hug him. I sometimes helped to take care of him and brought him to my own house. Thus, I have his milk bottle in my room.
It was only afterward I met the bearded director and took the first film of my life, ‘Regret’. Soon I was taken into the production team and left. And there was no contact with the single mother and child.
It’s just, why is Gu An here? Why does he look like he is still two years old? Why am I in Italy? Why did the tanker I hit turn into a truck? Why?