"I have told you time and again, don't come here if you have nothing important to say " Mr Liang barked as Liling stepped into his workshop. She hasn't even said her reason for coming and her dad has already concluded that it was unimportant.
She stood by the door and stared at her father who was almost shaken by anger,
'does her presence disgust him so much?'
His coworkers gave her a pitiful look as they watched the scene. This wasnt the first time they had witnessed this type of scene. Mr Liang must really hate this daughter.
Liling stepped back, her eyes wet with tears, truly it wasn't the first time her father had chased her away like that, but it really hurt everytime he did so. She turned back and walked-ran to the gates and quickly left the carpentry workshop.
She had wanted to tell him that mother had fainted and was in the hospital, she had called him many times but he refused to pick her calls, so her only option was to go to the workshop, but he won't even let her speak.
She entered a taxi and told the driver the address to the hospital, she resolved to tell the doctors to call him, even though it looked awkward telling a doctor to call her own father, she laughed sorrowfully.
Her thoughts wandered back to her childhood, at that time, even though she barely remembered, she knew her dad doted on her, she remembered the times he would cover her when she was about to sleep, and read her bedtime stories still she dozed off. Even though they weren't that well-to-do, he often took her and her mom every Wednesday for outings. From Amusement parks to the Beach, to the zoo, she was always happy.
It wasn't until one night her mom and dad had a very ugly quarrel that everything changed. Her dad became a drunk and when he came back he unleashed his venom on both of them.
Sometimes, he would lock her mom in the toilet and beat her to pulp. Even though she didn't know what happened, she was sure it wasn't far from that quarrel on that fateful night.
Liling came back to reality when the driver told her they had arrived. She smiled weakly and paid her fare . She came down from the taxi and headed towards the hospital, her mom needed her right now.
Her mom's ward was situated on the ground floor, just few meters away from the main entrance. Liling walked into the room, a nurse was arranging her mom's IV drip.
"Is she alright? " Liling asked expectantly.
"Yes she's fine, she just had a heartache, but she has stabilized now. She'll soon wake up" The nurse replied as she smiled at her.
"Thank you " Liling replied gratefully
The nurse looked behind her with a worried expression. "Her husband? "
"He's on the way, he'll be here soon" Liling lied
"Okay, I'll be going now, do report if there are any issues " Liling nodded, the nurse smiled again and walked out.