“I had learned first aid knowledge, so when I heard Mr. Stapleton was injured, I came over to check.”
While speaking, Briana took the disinfecting tools from Hector’s hand and skillfully began treating Kennedy’s wound
Ten minutes later, after bandaging Kennedy’s wound and preparing to pack up the first aid kit, a man suddenly ran in.
“Jodie just ran back to get something and hasn’t returned yet. It seems like the flood has already reached Jodie’s house!”
The faces of everyone present changed, they looked at each other without saying a word.
If the flood hadn’t risen, they would have definitely gone to bring Jodie back, but no one present could swim, and the water level was rising quickly. Going there now would be tantamount to suicide.
In the midst of silence, Hector suddenly stood up and said, “I’ll go a look.”
No sooner had the words fallen than Briana spoke up, “I’m with you.”
Hector frowned, saying coldly, “No, it’s too dangerous!”
It was one thing for him to take risks alone, but Briana was a girl, and someone he cared about. He didn’t want to put her in danger.
“Wasn’t it dangerous for you to be alone?”
“Anyway, I wouldn’t let you go no matter what!”
Seeing the determination in Hector’s eyes, Briana pursed her lips and said, “Alright then.”
Hector’s figure quickly disappeared into the rain curtain. After asking for the direction of Jodie’s house, Briana turned around to leave as well.
Kennedy, who had been silent all along, finally couldn’t help but speak up: “I didn’t speak just now because everyone here has a family, and I didn’t want to push you. But now, even Ms. Schneider, an outsider, is willing to risk her life to save Jodie. Why are you all acting like mutes!”
Briana turned to look at Kennedy, her expression calm as she said, “Mr. Stapleton, this is my own choice. I hope you won’t use this to pressure others. Rest assured, Hector and I will definitely bring Jodie back safely.”
Ever since bumping into Jodie at the entrance of the village that day, Jodie had been bringing her some food whenever she delivered things to Hector these past few days.
She felt the little girl’s kindness, which is why she was willing to save her.
If it had been someone else, she might have stood by indifferently. After all, the uncertainty in the face of natural disasters was too great, and no one was willing to risk their lives to save others.
After speaking, Briana turned and walked into the curtain of rain.
When she arrived at Jodie’s house, half of it had already been flooded.
Hector was submerged in water, struggling to move forward while holding a board.
Jodie sat there, pale–faced and shivering, soaked to the skin, not
knowing whether she was scared or cold.
Upon seeing Briana, shock flashed in Hector’s eyes and his voice carried anger, “Didn’t I tell you not to follow?!”
This was the first time Hector had lost his temper at Briana, but she ignored him, diving straight into the water and swimming over to the two of them.
“I swam to the shore with Jodie first, can’t you swim?”
The water had already reached Hector’s chest, and at his current speed, both he and Jodie would be submerged by the time.
“You take Jodie over there first, I’ll come over by myself.”
Briana didn’t waste any words either, she held Jodie with one arm and swam towards the shore with the other.
In the torrential rain, Hector couldn’t make out her expression, but he knew, her eyes must have been filled with determination.
Just as he was being bullied by the investor to kneel down and toast, she dropped her glass, walked up to him, extended her hand to introduce herself, and asked if he wanted to be her artist.
Back then, her eyes were full of light. Even though she was clearly just a girl under twenty, she gave him a feeling of reliance.
He held her hand, and from then on, he walked from darkness into light.
The water level rose rapidly, and before long, it had submerged up to his chin, then his lips, his nose…
After seeing Briana successfully bring Jodie ashore, Hector finally breathed a sigh of relief.
Fortunately, she successfully swam to the shore.
After setting Jodie down, Briana turned to look at the water, but she didn’t see Hector.
Her face changed, “Jodie, you go ahead to Grandpa Wang’s house first, I’ll come back when I find your Hector.”
Jodie grabbed her sleeve, tears already falling, “Briana, will Hector die? I don’t want Hector to leave me…”