The air at night was filled with the smell of disinfectant, and it was pungent and unpleasant.
At 8:30 pm, Earl led Catherine in through the ward‘s door.
Adina‘s fingers, which were hidden underneath the blanket, curled up. She looked indifferent as she said, “Ms. Catherine, / apologize for my reckless behavior. I hope you‘ll forgive me.”
Catherine pursed her red lips coldly.
All her life, she had never been slapped in the face.
If Earl had not called her personally, she would not have come to treat Adina.
She pursed her lips without answering, and Earl glanced at her menacingly.
purse her lips and say, “That‘s in the past.
and appeared to get to work. “Ms. Daugherty,
in bed and
for a moment?” Catherine turned around and said, “It‘s best not to have a third party present during psychotherapy.
was asking Adina if
situations. He had been fearless, recalcitrant, and ruthless in everything he did. Had he
for her opinion on such a
do anything to Ms. Daugherty,” Catherine said coldly. “I‘m here as a doctor today, so I won‘t do anything that violates the medical
and say, “Duke, you can go out first. Come in
walked out of the ward,
two women remained
over and sat by the bed before she nonchalantly said, “Ms. Daugherty,
“Over the past four years, I‘ve had nightmares every day. I‘ve been dreaming that my kids will be snatched away and killed.” Adina covered her face and appeared to be in a lot of pain. “I’ve gone to many psychiatrists, and they all say I‘m severely depressed and anxious. I‘ve also taken medication, but they can‘t cure me. Ms. Catherine, please think of a way to help me
out of this nightmare.”
Catherine slowly fitted the role of a doctor, and her voice became softer. “Do you still remember when you first had your nightmare and what happened that day?”
“It was the day I gave birth. I was locked up in the warehouse, and I was going into labor, but my family was afraid that I would embarrass them, so they didn‘t send me to the hospital. Therefore, I gave birth to the kids alone in the warehouse, and I bled a lot.” Adina grabbed her hair in distress. Then, she took a big breath. “So–Sorry, I lost control over my emotions. I can‘t continue anymore. Can I have a cup of coffee before I resume?”
She had met other patients who made different requests during treatment, so she nodded indifferently. “Have it your way.”
Adina picked up the coffee from the bedside table and chuckled in resignation. “It‘s a little cold. I‘ll ask Duke to buy another cup for me.”
Catherine’s expression darkened again.
A man like Earl would actually buy coffee for Adina. It was truly hard to imagine.