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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Student Essay - Brian Sin Seong Tag, Year 10, Sayfol International School - The Unexpected Gift



Brian Sin Seong Tag, Year 10, Sayfol International School

The Unexpected Gift

Alexis and Lucy were a lovely couple who really knew how to take care of each other well. Alexis was a popular movie actor and Lucy was a shopkeeper. Alexis had a pair of attractive eyes and Lucy was also known for her beauty. One day, Alexis was in a hurry because he was late for work. However, Lucy asked him for an omelette. Alexis yelled at her angrily and then left for work.

After a long day at work, Alexis returned home and started to cook. He was tremendously sorry for having shouted at Lucy. He was preparing a delicious meal that included omelette and pasta. Alexis was frying a salmon when suddenly something happened to disturb the peace. While Alexis was flipping the salmon, the oil from the pan splattered and struck his eyes. Alexis screamed and collapsed. He was critically injured. 

Soon, Lucy returned home and was welcomed by the lovely smell. She was touched and went to the kitchen to greet Alexis. That was the moment when she found Alexis on the floor, blinded. She quickly took him to the hospital. The doctor said that it was impossible to resurrect his eyesight. Lucy cried and begged the doctor to transplant her eyes to Alexis. The doctor was moved and started the operation. It was a tough task but after a long time, the operation ended successfully.

When Alexis woke up a few days later, he felt no different. He was told that his eyes had been donated by someone. He thanked the doctor and left the hospital after a few more days. He was surprised that Lucy had neither visited him nor called. He expected her to be at home but she was not there. He thought Lucy had run away after finding him blind. He was very upset and lived alone for a few years. Years later, he visited the hospital where he had his eyes transplanted. 

The nurse asked him, “Are you they patient who received eyes from his girlfriend?” 
Alexis was puzzled and replied, “No.”
The nurse checked his records and cried, “Yes, you are the one.”
Alexis finally realized the situation and collapsed crying.

After realizing that Lucy had sacrificed her eyes for him, he planned to search for her. Luckily, he found her easily. When he arrived at her home, he was so shocked. The house was very old and filthy. When he entered the house, he discovered a lady without eyes. There was a letter on the table and the lady seemed to be sleeping. 

The letter said, “You would never come but it you do, please read this. I am sorry for leaving you without a word. Everything is my fault. I want to see your beautiful eyes again. I love you so much. By the way, your omelette was delicious.” 

Alexis hugged her and his tears rained down. Lucy knew it was Alexis without needing to see him. They reunited, got married and lived a beautiful life.

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