This is a locked chapterChapter 188: Signs of Life
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Three days after the incident, the narrator tells us that the victim of the stabbing has regained consciousness and is in stable condition at the hospital. The culprit is in custody, but the family must be relieved. The narrator thanks God that his name isn't out there, since he'd feel the only way he could make up for what happened was to follow the victim. He also thanks his mom for showing up in his dreams. He tells the victim that his wound is still hurting, but he's thinking clearly. He asks the victim to check his messages in case anyone tries to call. The victim says he'll put his bed down, and the doctor says he should walk around the room to build up his strength anyway. He says he didn't want to push himself, so he woke up so he wouldn't push himself. She says he scared her half to death, and she called everyone and dragged them to school, too. He was really worried, she says. She tells him he should stop making the big deal about the stabbing, and he says he doesn't know where her older sister is. He's impressed that she took a knife out of her belly for some of her siblings, since she never mentioned any of them. She also says she was under the bed pan for a long time, and that she changed her bangs to look more youthful. He wonders if something went wrong with him, and wonders if he might have lost his older sister. He thinks he might lose his older brother.