"You won't. The director made his own decision regarding this case. I've called you to tell you to relax and to not think too much."
"Thanks, Head Nurse."
"Oh right, has my cousin called you yet? He asked me for your number last night in a rush. I already told him that you have a boyfriend, but he doesn't seem to care."
"Uhm he called," Huo Mian admitted.
"Then just treat him like a normal friend, it's rare for that kid to like someone. He has always been arrogant and prideful in the past," the head nurse sighed.
Huo Mian's mood grew more complicated after she hung up.
It was expected that the negotiations between the director and the patient's family would end badly.
The family's goal was very clear, as they asked for millions right away.
The hospital didn't make that many mistakes, so they would never agree to pay that much.
Most importantly, the surgery Huo Mian performed on the pregnant patient was perfect. Even the top gynecologist in China wouldn't consider it to be a medical incident and there was no way the patient would suffer from side effects.
However, the patient kept saying that she had a headache, suggesting that the entire thing was completely intentional.
Sometimes, trying to reason with unreasonable people was truly exhausting.
Huo Mian turned around when she heard someone call her. "Chief Han."
"The director just called. He wants to tell you and Huang Yue to avoid the patient's family members. Take a few days off and come back to work after the chaos dies down."
"Okay." Huo Mian nodded.
Then, Huo Mian and Huang Yue began gathering their things...
Cursing sounds were heard from not so far away as if the patient's family members had gotten into an argument again with hospital security.
They even called the police, forcing Huo Mian and Huang Yue to leave the hospital through the back door.
Huo Mian didn't go home. Instead, she went to Zhixin's school to look for him.
It just happened to be noon, and Huo Mian was in the campus cafeteria with Jing Zhixin. They found a less crowded place to sit down.
"Sis, don't you have to go to work today?" Jing Zhixin was quite happy to see his older sister.
"We're not so busy lately, so I've been given a few days off."
"That's great." Jing Zhixin never doubted his sister's words.
Huo Mian felt much better upon seeing her brother's innocent smile.
"It's mom's birthday tomorrow, so you can come over earlier. Why don't you come and stay over at home tonight?"
Huo Mian shook her head, "No, mom wouldn't like it if I went back."
"That's not true. Mom really misses you, she just won't admit it. She acts like she doesn't care, but she really does. For example, yesterday I told her that you were coming back for her birthday. She didn't say anything, but she looked quite happy."
Huo Mian smiled and didn't respond.
"Hey Sis, I have an idea."
"I want to rent a spot inside our school with my classmate to sell bubble tea. The bubble tea shop on campus is disgusting and pricey, so students would rather go elsewhere to buy it, but it's very inconvenient. The other shops are far away and going there wastes time. I think that I could sell tasty and inexpensive bubble tea here and earn some money. Then, I'll earn myself next year's tuition. I don't want you to work so hard to pay for my education anymore," Jing Zhixin said everything with one breath.
Huo Mian felt tears welling up inside her...
"Zhixin, I'm fine, I'm not short on money right now so don't worry about me. You're still a student; don't open a bubble tea shop. Just focus on studying. I have plans to send you abroad in your senior year."
"Huh, no thanks, studying abroad is too expensive. You and mom have worked so hard to support me for all these years. I'm a man, and I want to work and provide for our family after graduation. I refuse to burden you guys."
"You won't, anyway don't worry about money. I'll take care of it."
"Mom's birthday is tomorrow, have you decided what you're going to buy her?" asked Jing Zhixin excitedly.
"I haven't, have you?"
"I used the allowance you gave me to pick out a pair of leather shoes for mom. Here, take a look, what do you think? Does it look fashionable enough?" Jing Zhixin turned on his phone, opened up to some webpage, and showed the shoes to his sister.
"Not bad and only 300 yuan. Mom will definitely like them."
"Yup, I think so too. If you don't know what to buy, just get her a birthday cake," Jing Zhixin suggested.
Huo Mian nodded. "Okay, I'll figure something out."
Huo Mian received a special call on her way home as she left her brother's school.
The woman on the other end sounded serious yet graceful, "Huo Mian, I'm Jiang Hong. Can I meet with you?"
Jiang Hong? She was the wife of her cold-hearted birth father and the daughter of C City's Jiang family.
Huo Siqian's absolutely insane foster mother?
Huo Mian suddenly felt indecisive