"She did," Huo Mian nodded.
"You're not so experienced, so why don't you go take care of the other patient for now? The patient in room 2 is an old man with a good temper, so he won't pick on you. I'll deal with the VIP patient in room 1."
"Okay." Huo Mian was happy with the arrangements, although she didn't know that Tingting had made them intentionally.
"There are only four nurses in our department, but since there's not a lot of patients, we're more than enough. The two night-shift nurses are Nannan and Xiaomei. You'll get a chance to meet them during the shift change."
"If you don't have any other questions, you can head over to room 2. The man in that room slipped and fractured a bone when he was at home and got three steel nail fixtures on his knee. It's hard for him to walk around, so you'll need to help him. Oh, and make sure his meals are vegetarian; he has high blood pressure and can't eat oily things."
"Okay." Huo Mian remembered everything.
During rounds, she immediately headed to room 2.
She didn't even get to speak to the patient when she heard rumbling and banging in the neighboring room, followed by the sound of someone crying.
Curious, Huo Mian walked out of the room to see Tingting standing outside room 1, her eyes red.
"Nothing, you do your thing." Tingting was unwilling to say more.
Huo Mian looked at room 1 curiously and continued with her own work.
The man in room 2 was a retired government official; she heard that he used to be a renowned strategist for the police department.
He had on a stern face, and was reading Drawing Sword when Huo Mian went in.
"Hello, sir, I'm the new nurse. It's time for you to take your medicine."
"It's rare to see a nurse who's dressed so down-to-earth," the old man said as he glanced at Huo Mian.
She didn't realize it until he reminded her that her uniform was different from the others.
She was wearing what she used to wear at the First Hospital. It was a conservative, baggy white gown that wasn't aesthetically pleasing.
The other nurses here, including head nurse Song Lin, were all wearing light-pink short dresses with low-cut collars.
It was like uniform fantasy
The man's remarks reminded her that her outfit was different.
During lunch break, the head nurse brought over a uniform.
"How are you doing? Have you gotten used to everything yet?"
"It's good, the patient is stable and recovering well."
"That's good, here's your uniform, it's different from your old one at the First Hospital."
Then, the head nurse handed her a pink short dress.
"Head Nurse can I just wear what I have on now?"
"Why? Don't you like it?"
"It's not that. I just think the dress is a little too revealing. I don't like the style," Huo Mian said truthfully.
The head nurse looked at Huo Mian, her expression complicated. "I heard that you asked the director to transfer you to South Side."
"Didn't you come here to make something of yourself? If you don't dress boldly, none of the rich men will like you," the head nurse decided to directly put her thoughts out there.
That's when Huo Mian realized that the head nurse misunderstood her; she thought Huo Mian was here to land a rich man.
"I think you've misunderstood, Head Nurse. I asked to be transferred here because I needed a change of environment. I burdened my colleagues at my old post, so I didn't want to stay there anymore. But I'm only here to work, I'm not looking for rich men. Plus, I have a boyfriend."
"Oh, I see. Fine, if that's the case, I'll let you be."
The head nurse left with the uniform after upon hearing what Huo Mian said
During shift changes, the other two nurses came as well.
However, Huo Mian heard them fighting over who should take care of the patient in room 1.
Both of them obvisouly seemed to want to work for room 1. Huo Mian had a feeling that whoever was in that room was probably someone very important, or else Tingting wouldn't have offered to work there in the morning. The two girls working the night shift both wanted room 1 as well.
In the end, Nannan and Xiaomei played rock, paper, scissors. Nannan lost; Xiaomei was in such a good mood that she went to room 1 without even having dinner.
That night, Huo Mian prepared dinner for Qin Chu. However, as soon as she sat down on the couch to watch some TV, her phone rang, and it was South Side calling.
"Huo Mian, come quickly, something happened in our department."
After hanging up, Huo Mian grabbed her coat in a hurry and headed downstairs, where she bumped into Qin Chu.
"Where are you going?"
"Something happened at the hospital, I need to go. I made dinner, eat it while it's hot." Then, Huo Mian left in a hurry.
Qin Chu's gaze lingered on Huo Mian's petite figure as she slowly disappeared