Scott knelt before Sarah in the emergency room.
“Sarah,” he said, “Michael’s going into surgery. It’s likely to take a long time. His injuries are serious but he’s hanging on. And I’m not going to mislead you. It’s bad. He’s been shot near his heart and in his shoulder, near where it joins with his arm. His left lung collapsed, and they almost caught it too late. But they caught it. He’s lost a lot of blood.”
“Scott,” Sarah said to her brother, “please save Mike.” She began to cry in great sobbing breaths.
– From A Light Shining
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