On the flower bed outside the hospital, Wayne Smith was frantically scrolling through the phone numbers.
In his mind, he kept recalling what the doctor had just said.
"Mr. Smith, I'm sorry to tell you that your mother is in the final stage of stomach cancer. The cost of chemotherapy is about 80,000 dollars. You can go and pay the fee, and we can arrange the treatment here."
80,000 dollars?! How could he come up with such a high fee?
When he was five years old, his father owed a huge debt and had disappeared. No one knew where he had gone.
Their house had been taken away by their creditors, and the mother and son had been wandering around all these years. His mother was afraid that he would be abused, so she had never remarried.
After he graduated, he had wanted to rely on himself to work hard and give his mother a stable and happy life.
However, his mother was hospitalized for stomach cancer caused by years of overwork.
In order to treat his mother's illness, he had gone to all the loan companies. However, for a young man who had just graduated and was still unemployed, the amount of money he could borrow was simply a drop in the bucket.
Just as he was going around to borrow money, his university classmate, Lisa Jones, came to him. As long as he agreed to marry into her family, she would give him a sum of money.
Lisa's family was very rich, so he agreed without thinking.
What was a man's dignity compared to his mother's life?
Wayne sacrificed his dignity and worked like a servant in Lisa's house for 20,000 dollars. However, this 20,000 dollars was spent on medical fees in the blink of an eye.
Now, all he had was a phone that was about to die and no way home.
"No, I can't give up. My mother got cancer because of me. I can't give up just like that."
Wayne recalled his mother's love for him all these years, and his eyes turned red as he scrolled to a number.
It was his uncle's number.
"Uncle, it's Wayne. I'm really sorry to disturb you. My mother is suffering from a disease and is in the hospital. She needs to borrow some money for her treatment."
"Child, you've grown up and become independent. You should think of a way to deal with this kind of thing."
"Uncle, I don't have a choice... Hello?"
After his second uncle hung up, Wayne shouted angrily.
Wayne then called his other relatives and friends, but when they heard that he wanted to borrow money, all of them had a surprised tone and then hung up without even citing a reason to refuse.
Back when their father was still around and their family was in a better position, they helped their relatives and friends a lot. Now, all of them had turned their backs to them. It was really disappointing.
At that moment, Wayne's phone received a text notification. His phone only had enough money for him to make a single call.
Wayne trembled as he called his wife, Lisa, who was traveling to China.
If it wasn't for the fact that he was in a life and death situation, he really didn't want to touch Lisa's bad luck.
The call was connected, and Wayne hurriedly said, "Lisa, can you, can you lend me 80,000 dollars? My mother, she ..."
"Borrowing money again? Can't you just go and find a job?" Lisa immediately hung up.
When Wayne heard the sound of the call being hung up, he was so angry that he wanted to smash the phone in his hand.
If he didn't have to spend time taking care of his mother, he would definitely look for a good job.
Unwilling to give up, Wayne ran all the way to a pool hall.
This was the shop opened by his ex-girlfriend, Lareen Walker.
"I'm looking for Ms. Walker. I'm her friend."
Usually, many people would come to look for the boss, and the staff were used to it.
She told him to go to the room on the left.
Wayne came to the door and knocked on it. The half-closed door was opened by him.
He was stunned for two seconds. He saw clothes and used tissues all over the floor, and the room was in a mess.
His ex-girlfriend, Lareen Walker, was currently sitting on a man's body, twisting her body in extreme excitement.
"Damn it, you piece of shit, who gave you the guts to come in?" When the man saw someone coming in, he picked up the tissue box beside him and threw it at Wayne's face.
After Lareen stopped, she immediately turned around. When she realized it was Wayne, she was stunned. "What are you doing here? Don't you even have basic manners?"
Wayne felt both embarrassed and angry, but his mother was still lying in the hospital waiting for treatment, so he could not care too much. He opened his mouth and said, "Lareen, I'm really sorry, but my mother is currently in the hospital. I hope ... I hope you can lend me 80,000 dollars? I'll pay you back as soon as I can. "
"Oh my God, Wayne, do you know what you're saying?" Lareen's tone was filled with extreme surprise.
"I'm sorry, I really don't have a choice. "
"We've already broken up. Even if we were together, I would not lend you money. Go away and don't disturb us." Lareen rejected Wayne with a firm attitude. At the same time, she turned to kiss the man and said, "Dear, don't bother about him."
However, the man, Tom Johnson, said, "I can lend you some money."
Wayne's eyes lit up.
Tom handed him the phone on the table and said, "If you can film me making love with your ex-girlfriend, I can lend you some money if I'm happy."
"Alright!" Wayne walked over and picked up Tom's phone without a second thought.
"Kneel down and film us!" Tom said sarcastically.
With a thud, Wayne knelt down without hesitation.
At this moment, he felt like a lowly stray dog wagging its tail and begging for mercy on the street. But for his mother, he endured it.
Tom looked down at him, got up, picked up Lareen, and pushed her hard on the bed.
"Ah, my dear, you're so bad." Lareen's face was slightly red, but she didn't mind her ex-boyfriend, Wayne, filming at the side. It was as if she were enjoying this.
Wayne's hands trembled as he watched the two of them make love passionately.
"Kid, if I knew you were such a coward, I would have let you shoot when you two were together." While Tom was excited, he did not forget to continue humiliating Wayne.
"W-what do you mean?" Wayne asked in disbelief.
Tom pretended to be surprised. "Hahahaha, my dear, didn't you tell him that we've always been lovers?" he asked.
"Ah, of course I didn 't! I didn't tell him. He still thinks that my first time was with him."
Hearing his ex-girlfriend's words, Wayne's heart felt like it was being stabbed by a sharp knife.
Wayne's body trembled, his eyes filled with anger. However, for the 80,000 dollars, he could only continue to endure this humiliation.
The two of them let out an excited sound as they both entered the climax.
"I'm done," Wayne put down his phone, trembling. "Give me the money."
Tom leaned back on the sofa and slowly lit a cigarette for himself. He looked at the video recorded on his phone and said in disdain,"What money? I'm not happy with your rubbish filming, so I don't have money. You can get lost now. "
"Are you playing with me?" Wayne roared in anger.
"You coward, so what if I played you? Get lost!" Tom sneered.
Wayne clenched his fists tightly and glared at Tom, wanting to skin him alive.
"Kid, didn't you hear me? Do you want to die?!"
Tom roared and charged at Wayne.
A cold glint flashed in Wayne's eyes as he grabbed the glass bottle on the table and smashed it on Tom's head.
Fresh blood flowed out of Tom's head and dyed the sofa red. Since he had no money and his mother was beyond saving, Wayne had no more worries.
Lareen was so scared that her face turned pale. She pointed at Wayne and said in fear, "Tom's father, Johnson, is the boss of a local gang. How dare you hit him?"
"My mother can't be saved," Wayne yelled at Lareen, "What's there to be afraid of if I'm alone? I'm a man too, I have my dignity."
Tom was covered in blood. He took out a black pistol from under his pillow and shouted with a ferocious expression.
"Go to hell!"
Wayne subconsciously looked over and immediately saw a black muzzle pointed at his body.
Bang! A gunshot rang out, and the bullet pierced through Wayne's chest, causing a river of blood to spurt out.
Wayne fell into a pool of blood with unwillingness, anger, shock, and sorrow in his eyes.
"Oh my God, did you kill him?" Lauren's face turned pale with fright. Although she was materialistic, she had never seen such a bloody scene.
"He's just a piece of trash. If he's dead, then so be it. I'll arrange for someone to throw him into the sea. Alright, my baby, let's go take a bath. "
Tom carried the panicking Lareen into the bathroom.
A few seconds later, moans were heard from the bathroom.
Wayne's body was stuffed into a sack by a group of people who had rushed over and thrown into a van.
The van drove to the beach, kicked the sack containing Wayne's body into the sea, and then hurried back.
The sack sank rapidly in the cold seawater.
At the same time, the deep ocean and the sapphire necklace on Wayne's neck glowed with a beautiful blue light.
Just as Wayne's soul completely dissipated, a powerful energy suddenly burst out from the depths of the sea, tightly wrapping Wayne within.
The energy fused his soul and body together.
The bullet in his chest also turned into powder under this energy, and his injury was gradually healing.
Just as Wayne was in shock, a sweet voice suddenly rang in his ears, "You are the fated one who only appears every 10,000 years. You must accept the inheritance of the son of the sun god, the god of medicine, Asclepius, and become the new generation of the god of medicine!"