Accompanied by the sound of ambulance sirens passing by, Alfie Briggs dragged his exhausted body and haggard face to a ward in the hospital.
Before he entered the ward, however, he heard an argument going on inside.
“I don’t want to eat anymore! Take them away! I don’t have much time left to live anyway. What’s the use of eating these? Rather than being tortured by cancer every day, I prefer to be free from this lifetime.”
“Dad, just eat as much as you can. We feel bad seeing you like this.”
“If you do feel bad for me, just free me from this torture already!”
After standing for a while at the door, Alfie took a deep breath and entered the ward.
“I’m here, Dad!”
Milos placed the fruits on the table and walked to the old man’s hospital bed.
“Alfie, your brothers and sisters are tormenting me. I’m in too much pain now. You’re the youngest but also the most mature. Please let me go, will you?”
Seeing despair painted across his father’s face, he felt tears swimming in his eyes. At the same time, he reached into the pocket of his chest.
On the way to visit his father, he passed by a pharmacy. Outside the store, they were promoting the launch of a new drug with fanfare, and he later found out that it was a magic pill that could cure terminal illnesses.
Although he didn’t know if the medicine was as effective as they claimed it to be, he clenched his teeth and bought one of them at the price of 2,000 at the thought of his father suffering from stomach cancer.
“Dad, this is a new anticancer drug on the market! Why don’t you try it?”
“Oh, Alfie, how could you feed Dad with just any drug? What if it was poisonous? You already know how weak he is.” Seeing Alfie taking out an unknown drug, his sister-in-law hurriedly stop him.
If she hadn’t mentioned that it might be poisonous, the old man lying in bed wouldn’t have been excited about it.
Staring at the medicine bottle in Alfie’s hand, he snatched it while his son was not paying attention.
By the time his children reacted, he had already swallowed the pill into his belly. His children immediately rushed forward and looked at their father anxiously.
“Dad, how are you feeling? Do you feel any discomfort?”
Seeing their father’s dazed expression, they became even more panicked.
“Don’t scare us, Dad!”
The way he looked now even made his eldest daughter cry anxiously.
Shaking his head, the old man waved his hand slowly.
“l’m fine. I feel a lot better now.” As he spoke, he struggled to get out of bed.
Suspiciously, they helped their old father out of the bed.
Miraculously, under the sun, the old man’s pale hair turned dark at a speed visible to the naked eye. Following that, the wrinkles on his face also reduced a little.
Was this a rejuvenating drug?
After a re-examination by the doctor, they learned that the cancer cells in their father’s body were in the process of decreasing. The discovery made the women who were present come up with an idea.
“Alfie, Alfie! Come here. We want to ask you something…” When he went out of the ward, his sister-in-Iaw and sister asked expectantly about the source of the medicine.
“The pharmacist said that this Pill of Life Exchange can only be taken by terminally ill people.”
“Just look at Dad! Milos has been cured! Wouldn’t we become healthier if we consume it?”
Regardless of their younger brother’s dissuasion, the two women rushed to the pharmacy. Similar cases happened one after another in Eastshire and Stonedale.
Before long, the Pill of Life Exchange quickly occupied the entire market.
Aurelius immediately ordered the workers in his factory to work overtime to make it once he had gotten the formula. The drug was immediately launched the following morning, and they were able to recoup their costs by noon. Furthermore, they made nearly 15 million dollars in profit.
This was only the beginning of their launch after word spread. It was estimated that they would soon earn a profit of over 300 million the next day.
As time went by, the profit value would only increase daily.