"Why are you here at the hospital?" Huo Mian walked over towards Qin Chu, her face full of surprise.
"Midnight snack." Qin Chu didn't answer Huo Mian's question directly but instead showed her the bag of take-out in his hand.
Now that he mentioned it, Huo Mian felt a little hungry. She had be en busy at work for a while and had tired herself out.
"Thanks." Rejection became acceptance after some contemplation.
Huo Mian immediately gave away half of the takeout to Huang Yue when she realized Qin Chu had purchased a very large portion.
"Thanks, Big Sis Mian," Huang Yue said, and then murmured to Huo Mian, "Mian, who is he? He's so handsome."
"A friend," Huo Mian lowered her voice and whispered back.
"I don't believe you. Would a friend deliver snacks in the middle of the night? Ha, I won't disturb you guys, bye!" Huang Yue took some food and walked into the office.
Only Qin Chu and Huo Mian were left in the hallway...
Huo Mian took a seat on one of the benches on the side, opened the takeout box and took a big bite out of a steamed xiaolongbao. (TL note: Chinese soup dumpling, tastes f*cking good, go try some, eat with vinegar, orgasm in the mouth)
She finished one in less than three bites and immediately picked up another.
"How hungry are you?" Qin Chu stared at Huo Mian, who ate with no grace.
"Very," Huo Mian answered truthfully.
"Are you still angry about what happened in the afternoon?" Qin Chu asked.
"Afternoon? What happened this afternoon?" Huo Mian looked surprised, it seemed like she had already forgotten about what had happened.
"Oh, never mind," said Qin Chu. He didn't need to mention it anymore since the concerned party didn't even remember.
"You look really tired. Were you checking on patients?"
"No, I was performing surgery."
"You performed surgery?" Qin Chu glanced at Huo Mian in surprise.
"That's right. I did."
"Is this a hospital feature?"
"What do you mean?" Huo Mian looked confused, as she didn't understand what Qin Chu meant.
"Not using a doctor, but instead asking a nurse to perform surgery." Qin Chu glanced at Huo Mian with his hands in his pockets.
"The doctor ditched work half-way through her shift, and then came this pregnant woman who was experiencing difficult labor. It was an emergency, so I went ahead and did it," Huo Mian explained casually to Qin Chu what happened.
Qin Chu stared at Huo Mian for a while, and said, "Interesting."
If she were to mention what happened to another person, their first instinct would have been, "Are you crazy? How can you perform a C-Section on a patient? You're a nurse, for god's sake!"
However, Qin Chu was not your average person. After all these years, he knew Huo Mian's personality too well. It was typical for Huo Mian to do something earth-shattering.
Most importantly, Huo Mian always knew exactly what she was doing. Forget C-Sections, she wouldn't be bogged down even if she had to perform a coronary bypass. He could tell, based on how calm Huo Mian was during that brain surgery as his assistant.
"Technically, you did save the patient. But, what you did could be very troublesome. Both the patient and hospital might give you a hard time," Qin Chu reminded her kindly.
Huo Mian nodded and swallowed the xiaolongbao in her mouth, "I know. But, I didn't have any other choice. I couldn't watch the mother and her baby die in front of me."
Qin Chu's eyes shimmered a little after hearing what she said.
Huo Mian always looked extremely calm, sometimes even aloof. But deep down, she was a very kind and tender person. Regardless of how tough she appeared to be or how smart she was, she was still a woman.
Huo Mian broke the rules to save a patient. Her not making a big deal out of what happened wasn't her attempt to be the hero. All she wanted to do was save lives.
Qin Chu took out a bottle of Evian Spring Water he just purchased, turned open the cap, and passed it to Huo Mian.
He slowly sat down beside her, "Mian, remember when you asked me why I went abroad for seven years and studied medicine when I was supposed to inherit the family business? "
Huo Mian thought about it for a second and looked Qin Chu in the eye. She was waiting for an answer.
She really wanted to know why Qin Chu spent seven years doing something that had nothing to do with his current career.