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“Doctor Ling, do you take the taxi every day?” Tian Qi drove her car in slight guilt. She used the opportunity to get closer to Ling Ran.
Tian Qi now regretted that she did not find a relationship guru to learn how to flirt last year.
Ling Ran leaned against the seat in the Rolls-Royce comfortably. While he felt the soft leather, he said, “Usually, I will drive my own car to work, but today, I can’t start my car.”
“Did you find the cause?” Tian Qi felt even more guilty.
Ling Ran said in resignation, “I don’t know how to repair a car.”
“Doctor Ling, you don’t know about cars?” Tian Qi breathed a sigh of relief and instantly became annoyed. How could men not know about cars? Had he forgotten the regulations on the Internet?
Ling Ran did not care about that. He said, “I used to think that fixing cars is not as interesting as fixing people.”
Tian Qi let out a long hum. When she remembered how doctors fixed people, she shuddered a little and said, “Doctor Ling, you have quite the personality.”
“It’s a personal interest.”
“By the way, Doctor Ling, now that you’re going to work, when will you be off work?”
“If it goes well, it will be three or four hours later,” Ling Ran counted all the time he would need to stay in the hospital, and that included the time before and after his surgery. He did not need to be sitting in the hospital’s office to do work. The most tiring thing for junior doctors were chores, such as writing endless medical records, dealing with patients and family members who always had various problems, constantly change their orders on how to take care of the patient and how the patients should take their medication, the continuous check-ups, and reports. In addition, the stress from writing research papers and the fatigue from shifts could make a large number of resident doctors drop dead from exhaustion.
When a doctor’s main job was just to perform surgeries, his time was freed. This was especially so when they only had a few surgeries to perform. Attending physicians and senior grade associate chief physicians were relatively very relaxed.
Tian Qi looked at Ling Ran through the mirror and felt pity in her heart. “You actually have to work for such a long period of time?”
“There is only one surgery in the morning, so it will end three or four hours later.”
“You have to work longer sometimes?” Tian Qi was shocked.
“Of course.” Ling Ran nodded and said, “Two surgeries take six to seven hours. If any accidents happen, it will take an even longer time.”
“Doctor Ling, you must have been working really hard.” Tian Qi was almost tearing up.
Ling Ran looked at Tian Qi and saw that she seemed to be serious, so he said, “It is quite relaxing to work for six or seven hours a day. Normal working hours are eight hours a day. You can only claim that like if tough if you have to work for fifteen or sixteen hours per day.”
Tian Qi was so awed by the news that her tears disappeared. “Aren’t they pushing for flexible jobs nowadays? Google seems to work on the basis that once their employees’ work is done, they don’t have to go to work anymore. Yahoo used to be a work-from-home job as well, right?”
“If work is flexible and we do it slowly, we will end up having to work for even longer hours, right?”
“Oh, that’s right.” Tian Qi paused and said, “But I noticed that my relatives’ working durations aren’t very long. Maybe they finished their work ahead of time.”
Ling Ran nodded in a non-committal manner.
“I’m going to get great achievements in the future. We’re almost at Yun Hua Hospital,” Tian Qi said, and she raised her head. Yun Hua Hospital’s sign was already visible.
It was four o’clock in the morning, and the building was so pristinely white that it was terrifying. Tian Qi could not help but reduced her speed. She voiced out the reason she thought of earlier, “Doctor Ling, I won’t be using this car before noon. Why don’t you use it first and give me back before six in the evening?”
The people of Yun Hua had dinner at six or seven in the evening. If Ling Ran were to return the car at that time, he would have no choice but to treat her to a meal.
Tian Qi originally wanted to choose seven o’clock so that her intentions would not be so obvious. But after some thinking, she became afraid that Doctor Ling, who was popular, might be invited by other people at six o’clock.
So, Tian Qi chose six o’clock in the evening.
Ling Ran was stunned for a moment before he shook his head, “It’s easier to get a ride during the day. You don’t have to park your car here for me.”
Her plan was disrupted, but Tian Qi was not too nervous. She immediately brought out her second plan and said, “Even if it’s easier to get a ride, it will take a long time. Why don’t you add me on WeChat? When you’re done, just message me in advance. If I’m free, I’ll pick you up.”
Ling Ran hesitated for a little while.
“You can send me red envelopes via WeChat. I’ll just treat it as… me driving a black car. Like that, the company won’t take some of my profit. I might even earn a little more.” Tian Qi racked her brain trying to persuade Ling Ran.
Ling Ran smiled. “It’s impossible for you to earn anything if you drive like this.”
“It doesn’t matter. Gaining experience is still gaining something, right?” Tian Qi smiled sincerely. She did indeed think that way.
Ling Ran could only accept her offer since she worded it like that. He automatically added Tian Qi in WeChat.
Tian Qi nodded continuously. She held the steering wheel and looked at the rearview mirror while feeling pleased with herself, “I will charge according to this billing. Hmm… I’ll charge you as if I just sent you to this spot. It’s 15 RMB, the figure is a round figure, just perfect.”
Tian Qi drove the car to the front of the hospital. She opened the door in a hurry and watched Ling Ran get off. Then, she slowly drove away. The nervousness in her disappeared, and she could not help but giggled as she looked ahead of her.
Ling Ran reached the operating theater. He performed the surgery of the patient with three severed fingers as if he regarding something very valuable.
Ma Yanlin was the first assistant, and Yu Yuan was the second assistant, but they were both exhausted, but that was how it was like for surgeries. The chief surgeon had the biggest responsibility as he did most of the surgery and made the most judgments. But the ones who did the menial tasks and got really tired of them were the first and the second assistants.
As for chief surgeons, while the surgery would be very hard for chief surgeons if they did not know the skill like the back of their hand, it would be a piece of cake if they were very familiar with it.
Yu Yuan wiped her sweat tiredly yet she exclaimed in joy, “I never thought that I will have the chance to perform a three-finger replantation surgery.”
“Is it more fun than general surgeries?” Ma Yanlin was familiar with Yu Yuan, and he was deeply impressed by her hobby.
Yu Yuan smiled calmly. “Finger replantation sutures blood vessels and general surgeries suture intestines. The shapes are the same.”
“The big difference is big, all right? At the very least, the things that flow in them are different.”
“What do you know? It’s not as if you have performed any general surgeries before.”
Yu Yuan defeated Ma Yalin in one strike.
The damage dealt by telling a surgeon in an operating theater he did not know anything was very great.
Su Jiafu the anesthetist heard surgeons fight and quarrel every day. As a show of how good he was at grasping opportunities, he said, “The patient should be sent out now. Which one of you are going to inform the family?”
Ma Yanlin and Yu Yuan pointed at each other. They knew that Ling Ran did not like to contact the patients’ family members. Therefore, such tasks could only be pushed to another unlucky person.
Ling Ran did not bother. He just stretched and looked at his watch.
The hour hand pointed at eight. The surgery took a little longer than expected. Some time was wasted to deal with the difficulties related to the thumb. Ling Ran was quite content despite the adversity.
“Doctor Ling, sit a little longer. The outside is not as comfortable as the operating theater.” Su Jiafu pushed the stool under his legs out and pushed it beside Ling Ran’s leg. Ever since Ling Ran returned from Shanghai, he took the initiative to cut down on the frequency he performed surgeries. Su Jiafu also spent lesser time seeing Ling Ran.
In fact, it was Su Jiafu’s third recent meeting with Ling Ran due to their shift arrangement. For some reason, he cherished the meeting.
Ling Ran nodded and sat down. He had stood while he performed the sutures at the final stage of the surgery, and he was a little tired.
Su Jiafu’s smile changed. He then concealed it, “Doctor Ling, aren’t you going to stay up late to perform surgeries anymore?”
“I never stayed up late last time either.” Ling Ran looked at Su Jiafu strangely.
“I said it wrong. I mean, don’t you come at pre-dawn to do surgeries anymore?” Su Jiafu patted his head.
Ling Ran sighed and said, “There aren’t enough beds. If I perform six or seven surgeries a day again, I won’t have any beds to use in the future.”
Su Jiafu then said as he tried to make small talk, “That’s a problem. I was wondering why I haven’t seen you lately. By the way, I’ll be off work later, and I’m going to have some barbeque. Do you want to join, Doctor Ling?”
Su Jiafu looked at Ling Ran, and he was a little nervous. Ling Ran was a celebrity in Yun Hua Hospital. If he pulled him into his own small circle, even if they just ate and drank together a few times, it will greatly enhance Su Jiafu’s charisma.
What was the most important thing in life for an anesthetist? It was nothing more than eating and drinking after work.
Ling Ran hesitated and asked, “Are you going to Shao family’s restaurant?”
“Shao family’s restaurant sounds great, but sometimes Boss Shao is not around in the daytime. There won’t be any red swamp crayfish, we can only have the barbeque.” Su Jiafu was familiar with the food around Yun Hua Hospital.
“All right, I haven’t seen Boss Shao for a long while. I don’t know how much he has recovered after he was discharged.” As Ling Ran spoke, he got up and put his hands in his pockets. He remembered his paralyzed, small Volkswagen Jetta and asked, “How many people and cars are will there be?”
“I won’t drive if there are less than ten people going,” Su Jiafu said with the confused tone unique to anesthetists, “I’ll just go in your car. Young Ma, Yu Yuan, are you guys going?”
“I need to write medical records, do ward rounds, and prescribe medication.” Ma Yanlin appeared to be in despair.
Yu Yuan nodded vigorously and said, “I want to go for a drink. Young Ma, you speak to the family.”
“That’s good. If there are only three of us sit in one car, it will be more spacious,” Su Jiafu bashed on Ling Ran’s small Volkswagen Jetta in secret.
“I’ll call for a car. My Volkswagen Jetta broke down,” Ling Ran said as he dug out his mobile phone and sent a message to Tian Qi. [I won’t be going home for a while, my colleagues and I are having dinner. I don’t need a car today.]
Tian Qi immediately replied, [Okay :3]
Ling Ran changed his clothes together with the rest of the group. When he reached the entrance of the hospital, he used a transportation app to set his destination before he clicked on a button to call for a ride.
After three seconds, the screen of the app changed to [Please wait for your ride]. It displayed the vehicle’s information, [Master Wang, Blue Bentley Mulsanne].