Day 3: Blood Ties

He pressed the gauze against his arm and waited as the nurse applied the medical tape.

“Alright, you’re all good to go, you can go wait with your family outside,” the nurse said.

He played Temple Run. She messaged her friends, I’m so bored. Their dad read the complimentary newspaper. Their mom straightened her dress twice. The nurse came out looking nervous.

“Good evening, I have the results of your family’s blood test. Mrs. Harper is experiencing an influx in cholesterol, which is quite normal for your age. Other than that, everyone is healthy…and it appears that Mrs. Harper has two children and…Mr. Harper has one.”

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