October 16, 2020

8:00 AM


(No POV)


"Max doesn't seem so great. I'm guessing she's in a critical condition, right?" Angeliz asks the doctor.


Everyone could hear the conversation inside the emergency room. Angeliz seemed to be the only one with enough courage to talk casually right in front of her dying friend.


"How can Angeliz be like that at a time like this?" Arissa says with a worried look on her face.

"I don't know, but I think I should be talking to the doctor, not her." Nathan replies.

"You get stressed too easily. For all we know you might beat up the doctor or get a heart attack." Zoe says.

"Yeah. While you were carrying her, I was actually afraid that you'd collapse of stress or something." Arissa says.

"Luckily, Angeliz arrived here just on time. She's the calmest compared to all of us so far." Arissa continues.

"Well, if she saw the situation, that could change." Zoe says.

"I guess so." Arissa replies.


Nathan was too worried about Maxine to listen or talk to them properly. Nathan didn't realize it, but Zoe was staring at him, worried about him. Arissa on the other hand, tries to listen to Angeliz's conversation with the doctor.


"What happened to her? This type of injury is quite rare." The doctor asks.

"I don't know what happened to her, and from the looks of it, it's like she was stabbed…." Angeliz says while lowering her voice. Arissa kept trying to hear the rest of Angeliz's sentence, but the last thing she could hear wasstabbed. Angeliz suddenly raises her voice again.

"Who the shit does that?"

"…,maybe?" The doctor replies.

"Damn, what did he say?" Arissa mumbles.

"She was at my house when the accident took place, that's impossible, Miguel."

"Miguel?" Zoe says.

"The doctor's name is Miguel." Arissa replies.

"No shit Sherlock. I mean, why the fuck would she call him by his first name?" Zoe says.

"Maybe she knows him." Arissa answers.

"You don't fucking say?" Zoe says in an annoyed tone.

"Geez." Arissa says.


The emergency room door opens and Angeliz walks outside.


"What happened?!" Nathan says, immediately stands up and walks to her.

"She's gonna have an operation." Angeliz replies.

Nathan's stunned by those words, he seems to have spaced out. After a while, he finally manages to speak.

"Will she be alright?" Nathan asks.

"Of course, she's Maxine Perez." Angeliz replies.

"Correction, it's Maxine Wolfe." Zoe says.

"Oh yeah. Also, Zoe can you come with me for a second?" Angeliz says.

"Uhh, sure." Zoe replies.

Angeliz and Zoe go outside of the hospital to the parking lot.

"What do you want?" Zoe says.

"I can't tell Arissa or Nathan this; they'd end up too stressed and worried. So, I guess it's safe to tell you. I bet you can manage." Angeliz says.

"What do you mean?" Zoe answers.

"The chance of success is just at 40% for this surgery." Angeliz says.

"I was sort of expecting that already, you know. When I saw her lying there, I thought she'd die right there. It's like she was *** **ped or stabbed or something." Zoe says.

"That's what I thought too, but it's impossible. Arissa told me that the door was locked when she tried to enter, so she had to unlock the door." Angeliz says.

"Wait, she has a key?" Zoe asks.

"Yeah, why?" Angeliz answers.

"Why the fuck would you give her a key?" Zoe asks.

"Why not? I don't see anything bad, and she's my friend." Angeliz says.

"And I'm not?" Zoe asks, pissed.

"You are too, but when we were college, she would usually visit. So, I just gave her a key so that she can enter instead of waiting for me so that she can get in." Angeliz replies.

"Oh." Zoe says.

"Anyway, we should get back now. They're going to wonder where we went off to." Zoe continues.

"Aiight." Angeliz replies.

They both head back inside the hospital, where Nathan and Arissa were.

"Hey, both of you stop being so down. She ain't gonna die, idiots." Angeliz says in an attempt to cheer them up.

"SHE COULD DIE YOU KNOW!" Arissa shouts angrily.

"Hey, she's Max. Since when did Max ever let us down?" Zoe says.

"You're right."Nathan says.