Chapter 929: Tong Liang's Father
Translator: Lonelytree Editor: Millman97
It took quite some time for Xinghe's group to reach the hospital. However, the security at the hospital was even tighter. Almost no one was allowed entry, not even the most important people.
A military general stood guarding the hospital entrance; his unit was armed with guns, and they looked ready to shoot. Those who got near, whoever that might be, would be scanned from head to toe by their sharp gazes. Even after Xinghe notified them of her purpose and identity, she was shown the door.
"I am sorry, but no one is allowed entry for now! No matter who you are, you cannot enter unless you have the senior officer's permission," the general said in a voice that brooked no argument.
"Who is your senior officer?" Xinghe asked.
"Officer Tong Tianrong!"
Tong Liang's father Xinghe and Mubai looked at each other with shock and they saw the alert at the bottom of their eyes. How come it was Tong Liang's father who had come to oversee Mr. President's accident?
It might be a coincidence, but they had to be careful. Xinghe did not insist on barging in but moved away to give Elder Shen a call.
Elder Shen had arrived before them and was already inside. After receiving Xinghe's call, he requested that Tianrong allow them entry. To their surprise, Tianrong personally came out to fetch them. In his sharp military outfit and powerful gait, Xinghe and Mubai's first impression of this man with greying hair was that he was not a simple character. Then again, how could someone who wanted to vie for the president's seat be someone simple?
When he got near, the eyes that regarded them were cautionary and probing. "So, it is Miss Xia and Mr. Xi. Come with me, but only the two of you and no one else. You two will still need to undergo careful inspection," Tianrong said rather rudely.
Xinghe and Mubai had no issue with that and cooperated fully with their inspection. Then, they followed Tianrong into the elevator.
In the elevator, Xinghe asked him mildly, "Officer Tong, what happened? Why would Mr. President suddenly be attacked?"
Tianrong scanned her sharply before answering in his rude tone, "We are still investigating this, and I am not allowed to reveal any information."
"How is Mr. President's condition?" Xinghe switched to another question.
"The doctors are still trying to save him, but no one knows how he is holding up."
This Tong Tianrong was too much. There was a conceit in his character that went beyond being official. Furthermore, he was too quick to the scene after the attack on the President, so it was hard not to suspect him.
Then again, Xinghe and Mubai had already suspected the Tong family, so everything they did seemed suspicious. However, they did not act on their suspicions and did not pose any more question.
Soon, they arrived at the surgery room and saw Madam President, Elder Shen, and other important characters outside of it. Most importantly, Tong Liang was also there. A shadowy glow flashed across Xinghe's eyes when she laid her eyes on her.
"Grandpa, what happened?" Xinghe asked Elder Shen. There was obvious sadness and worry in Elder Shen's demeanor, but he was still holding strong.
He sighed and explained, "We are also quite confused for now. A doctor suddenly came after the President; he wanted to use his surgical scalpel to kill the President. The doctor has been detained, but the President's life is in danger; they are trying to save him now."