Chapter six starts out with Elena's reaction to her mother falling from the mountain. She is shocked at what has happened and begins to fear for her mother's life. Luckily, she finds a doctor from the United States who can speak English.
When she returned to the hotel, she ran into Marco again, who was selling chocolate.
Your mother is seriously hurt. We need to get her to a hospital immediately.
Elena cried the entire way to the hospital and at the hospital. She couldn't imagine what she would do if her mother died.
Elena buys a piece of chocolate for herself, and then buys a piece for Marco.
Elena, I can't stay any longer. I have other patients to take care of. I hope your mother gets better.
She continued crying while waiting in the lobby. She was alone in a foreign country, barely knowing the language, without any money. Finally, a doctor handed Elena her mother's wallet, so that she could pay for a taxi ride back to the hotel. At first, she didn't want to leave her mother, but eventually agreed to leave.
Marco, this isn't a good time. would you please...Marco, did you just speak English?
Yes. I need to in order to sell chocolate to tourists.
Would you like to buy some chocolate, miss?
You're welcome Marco. My mother is in the hospital right now. she's very hurt. where is your mother, Marco?
Thank you! No one has ever bought me chocolate before. My brothers would not like it if they saw me eating some of this chocolate.
My mother is dead. I sell these chocolates to help my brothers. I cannot stay here any longer. Goodbye, Elena. I hope your mother gets better.
At the end of chapter seven, Elena returns to the room, thinking about Marco's kindness, but also worrying about her mother and wondering if the hospital called.