Chapter 19 – Remain Calm

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Because of the spread of the H1N1 epidemic influenza, most schools canceled this year’s freshman military training which has led to some loose and idle kids to wander around aimlessly, just like Du Wenjun.

Our school was neither too close nor too near, using his words: “Just get some sleep on the subway, after that, I’m totally sober to experience myself with graduate school ambiance.”

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Chapter 18 – Tour in S-City

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The next day, I woke up at six and stared at my room’s ceiling.

From the window curtains, the morning sun enlightened into the room. Hearing Xiao Cao’s regular breathing by my side, I was hypnotized and went back to sleep until my cellphone vibrated. I grabbed it, looked at the screen and the whole thing last night reappeared in my memory.

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Chapter 17 – Night Run

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September 18, 2009
After the orchestra rehearsal ended, I bowed my head and slowly wiped up my clarinet, I had an indescribable melancholy feeling. At least, I finally believed people often said: “When a woman falls in love, her IQ drops? No, the truth is, they didn’t even have a brain.”

The girl who played flute next to me was complaining to the violin girl, “Look, I have another fine line in my eye! Oh no! I’m getting old.”

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Chapter 16 – Blessed

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September 3, 2009
At four o’clock in the afternoon, the last bottle of fluid hung down, and all the chemotherapy sessions for Teacher Lin officially ended.

The head nurse took a picture of our family, in which three people smiled foolishly. I flipped through the photos in the camera one by one, suddenly found out it has been more than half a year, we finally got through everything together this time.

Mother touched Teacher Lin’s face: “Since you didn’t die, it should be our blessing.”

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Chapter 15 – Greatly Admire

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July 22, 2009
Although Teacher Lin’s chemotherapy didn’t have particularly severe vomiting this time, he was like a pregnant woman. His face was pale, and his appetite changed rapidly. An hour ago he wanted to eat meat porridge, an hour later he wanted to drink some juice.

When I was back from buying juice, I saw Doctor Gu stand in the nurse station from afar. The three nurses surrounded Doctor Gu.

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Chapter 14 – Penetrating

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June 30, 2009
After a month of interventional treatment with traditional Chinese medicine, Teacher Lin looked better and gained weight.

Today, when I came back from the city hospital, my mother was busy stewing soup. As soon as I entered the door, she told me to call the hospital and report on the indicators.

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Chapter 13 – Get Closer

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May 27, 2009
The third chemotherapy was the most painful process. Teacher Lin had lost 20 pounds and his cheekbones protruded. Even if the Director changed the program and divided the chemotherapy drugs in two days to reduce the effect, Teacher Lin still vomited since yesterday morning, all night without stopping. He even spat out the yellow bile liquid.

Since the bottle of oxaliplatin was hung up this morning, Teacher Lin, who was lying in my arms, didn’t even make a sound.

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Chapter 12 – Rush

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April 10, 2009
Teacher Lin suddenly began to react to the chemotherapy last night, and it stopped today, so he rested sensibly in bed; half-squinting his eyes and squeezing my fingers then back to Zhou Gong’s hand.

(Zhou Gong is the God of Dream, in this sentence, it means he went back to sleep)

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Chapter 11 – Doubt

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April 9, 2009
A new group of internal doctors and nurses came to the ward. That group of people often attracted people’s attention in the hallway. My heartbeat was a little faster when I heard the voice of the Doctors next door. When the Director pushed the door open, I subconsciously lowered my gaze.

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Chapter 10 – Meet Again

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April 4, 2009

It’s said that the Geography department was famous for being a place where women definitely couldn’t surpass men’s ability. When I came to the scene, who said that women were not as good as men?

I leaned forward and looked at a petite girl who was holding her phone: “Re-examination on the Qingming Festival, it’s really on Qingming Festival! If they didn’t pass my test, I would never let them go even if I become a ghost!” After finishing that sentence, the sole of her feet slipped.

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