“Jayden, don’t say anything. Stop speaking. As long as you stay alive, I will listen to you from now on! I’ll listen to whatever you say!” Karen Joy shouted at him fiercely.
As long as he could stay alive, calling him Brother’ was the least she could do. She would even trade her life for his.
“Karen..” Jayden muttered.
“Don’t move,” she replied softly.
The blood from Jayden’s wound was still pouring out
endlessly, but Karen Joy could not stop it no matter how hard she tried. She could only watch as his face got paler and paler, and his breathing was getting weaker and weaker
No! No! No!
She couldn’t let anything happen to him!
He must be fine!
“Don’t worry, hold on for a little longer, I’ll get some help right away.”
Karen Joy touched Jayden’s pocket, looking for his phone to call for help. Unfortunately, the phone had run out of battery. “D*mn it!” Karen Joy was so frustrated that she cursed. It felt like endless bad luck!
She couldn’t call for help, and no one was coming to save them. Therefore, she needed to find a way to save them. She must find a way to stabilize Jayden’s critical condition.
Karen Joy had no way to remove the bullet from Jayden’s
body, so she must find a way to stop the bleeding of his wound and keep him warm.
Karen Joy had participated in the rescue work at the disaster area before and she was skilled at basic first-aid measures. She immediately took off her thick coat and wrapped it around him. Then, she used his shirt to stop the bleeding
When she was done, Jayden’s eyelids were gradually closing, as his strength had dwindled completely.
“Don’t fall asleep, talk to me, okay?” Karen Joy knew that she must not let an injured person fall asleep, because once they lose consciousness, the likelihood of them not waking up ever again was very high.
“Karen..” Jayden called her name. His voice was softer than ever before. He had never called her name so softly
Blood still kept flowing out, hence his consciousness was getting more and more blurred. It felt like his life was also slowly fading away
“I’m here, I’m listening. Just tell me what you want to say.” Karen Joy held his hand tightly because she feared that if she let go, he would disappear from her side.
He called her name again, “Karen…” Karen Joy nodded and answered, “Tell me!”
“I was born into a very ordinary family. Although my family was ordinary, I still had a good life.. Until my parents passed away in an accident and left me alone in this world.”
Because of his injury, Jayden spoke very slowly, and with every word he said, he had to pause for a while. Karen Joy
was very patient, and she listened quietly to Jayden speak. After saying a sentence, he paused for a long time before proceeding to the next, “After my parents left this world, my
relatives didn’t bother coming to look for me. In a short period of time, I was ridiculed by all kinds of people. It was those relatives of mine that made me understand that society is very realistic. Without money, everything is impossible.”
“Brother.” Hearing this, Karen Joy felt so much sorrow. The
regret in her heart was getting stronger and stronger. Why
had she been so stubborn and disobedient in the past?
Karen Joy had never learned about Jayden’s past before. She only knew that Jayden was brought to the Kyle family by her father’s assistant. She didn’t know anything else about him at all.
If only she had shown more interest in understanding a little
more about him, just a little bit more, perhaps he wouldn’t
have been so lonely all these years
He added, “When Uncle Tanner brought me to Dad, I knew that Dad was a very powerful person. I seized the opportunity and took the initiative to address him as “Father’. I want him to keep me, because I didn’t want to be looked down by anyone anymore.”
Karen Joy did not answer him, but she subconsciously held Jayden’s hand tighter. She was holding him tightly, trying to give him some strength and to comfort him.
“In fact, I have always known that I am an outsider. I was born into a poor family, so I may not deserve to be in the Kyle family. Hence, I decided to work hard at all times. I tried my best to be a good son and a good brother..” Jayden used whatever was left of his strength to speak these words.
“No, no, that’s not true. You are not an outsider. You are our family. You are irreplaceable!” Jayden was her brother. He had always been her brother. Why had Karen Joy been so
stupid in the past? Why did she not treat him as her brother? If Karen Joy had only treated him better as a brother and called him ‘Brother’ more frequently, perhaps Jayden would not have had those misleading thoughts about her.
He added, “When I came into a family that was very excellent in every aspect, I instantly felt like I was inferior in every way”
Karen Joy retorted, “No, it’s not what you think. You are excellent too! You are better than most people. It’s just that you don’t know it!.”
He shook his head and said, “The Kyle family gave me too much, but I can only give back so little..”
Karen Joy said, “Why would you think so? You are a member of the Kyle family, We depend on each other. Nobody owes
anyone in this family.”
In Karen Joy’s opinion, there were actually a few things that the Kyle family had given to Jayden. Besides a comfortable life, a good learning environment, and a loving family, the Kyle family did not give Jayden anything else.
The reason why he was good in his studies was because he worked harder than all the other children. He was hardworking and determined.
How could he not be good enough? He achieved so much, and he was much better than most of the people in the world.
In Karen Joy’s view, Jayden had always been excellent, but she was just not willing to admit it.
There was another important reason why Karen Joy didn’t want to acknowledge Jayden as her brother. It was because when Jayden arrived at the Kyle family, he was only a child that was a few years older than her.
Originally, there was only one child in the Kyle family, and that was Karen Joy. Suddenly, there was another little boy in the family. She always felt that her status would be threatened, thus she always rejected him.
No matter how much she rejected him, she couldn’t discredit his determination and abilities. That was a fact that nobody could change.
“I’ve been working hard so that the Kyle family would like me. I’ve studied hard and graduated at the top of the class in university. I’ve worked hard to help with Dad’s burdens at work… I’ve been working hard all the time, but no matter how hard I tried, I can’t change your impression of me in your heart” Jayden continued to speak, and his voice became weaker.
“Brother, I’m sorry! I’m sorry! It is all my fault!” Karen Joy cried out ‘Brother’ loudly. She had never been willing to call him that for so many years. Her tears poured out like a flood. “I’m sorry! I’m sorry! I shouldn’t have treated you that way. I shouldn’t have lost my temper. It’s all my fault. But let’s not talk about these depressing things. Come on, keep it together. I’ll take you away from here, okay?”