“I love you hence in this crucial time. I need you to be strong.”
Last words uttered by my mother between the short breaths and gasps
she took before her passing.
I froze, my heart sank into my chest as I observed her skin going grey
and mottled under that gown in that 4-bed ward. Doctors came
running, pounding footsteps were the only thing I could hear. The
nauseating sickening smell was too much to bear, “Why?” was all I could
choke out. My heart wrenched, I felt so detached. The world became all
new and foreign ever since that day.