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Moreover, Qiao Nan was more reasonable than her mother. As one’s elders, what else could they do but listen to the girl’s plea? “Alright, Nan Nan, the few of us really do not want to make things difficult for you.”
“Thank you.” Qiao Nan bowed and apologized to the few military personnel in a serious manner. “Sorry to have caused you so much trouble. Really sorry.”
Under Qiao Nan’s appeasement, these people left despite still feeling indignant.
After they left, Ding Jiayi jumped with anxiety. “Wretched girl! As it is, we don’t even have money for your dad’s surgery, and you still want to pay them back. Do you want to let your dad die?!”
Ignoring Ding Jiayi, Qiao Nan walked toward the doctor solemnly. “Doctor, you must save my dad. The surgery must proceed. We have already paid a portion of the medical fees. It’s true. This is the receipt from my payment just now. Please help operate my dad immediately. We will definitely pay all the remaining fees later.”
The doctor saw that there was indeed a receipt of three hundred yuan in Qiao Nan’s hand. “Sure.”
“Doctor, my dad certainly needs a blood transfusion for his surgery. Can my sister and I donate some of our blood for my dad to use first?”
“Yes, that is fine.” The doctor was momentarily stunned. He did not expect that the students nowadays knew so much.
“Sister, go with me to draw the blood.” Qiao Nan pulled Qiao Zijin’s hands as she left.
Qiao Zijin was frightened out of her wits. At this juncture, she could only abidingly follow Qiao Nan.
“Why don’t I go as well?” Ding Jiayi heard that if they donated blood, Qiao Dongliang’s medical expenses would probably lower a little. Regardless, she could not just sit here, waiting and doing nothing.
“Both of our blood types are probably the same as Dad’s. We also need to do a blood test before drawing blood. Mom, yours is different.” Qiao Nan shook her head. If Qiao Zijin’s and her blood types were not suitable, that would be a problem.
“No problem, draw my blood. If it cannot be used for your dad’s sake, we could just sell it directly. We need to gather as much money as possible now.” Ding Jiayi followed Qiao Nan to draw blood together.
When the nurse saw Ding Jiayi, she was surprised. “You are here again. It has been quite a while since you last came. You should be able to sell your blood again.”
“Mom, did you come here before?” Qiao Nan knitted her brows. “When was that?”
“No… there’s no such thing. Nurse, quickly draw our blood.” Ding Jiayi switched the topic, rolled up her sleeves in a familiar manner, and extended her arms to the nurse.
“Let’s do a blood test first. Did you eat anything on the way here?” The nurse went by the book and asked the necessary questions. Upon confirming that all three of them were eligible to donate blood, she first did the blood test on Qiao Zijin and Qiao Nan. “Alright, both of your blood types are the same as your dad’s. How much blood do we draw?”
“How much should we draw? Draw more!” Ding Jiayi was the first to express her opinion. “Nurse, please draw three hundred cc from my elder daughter and five hundred cc from my younger one. Your dad usually feeds you so well and so much, now is the time for you to repay him. Your sister’s health has not been good since young; drawing three hundred cc from her is not a small amount.”
“…” Hearing this, the nurse knitted her brows. “Stand up here to measure your weight.”
Without saying a word, Qiao Nan stood up on the scale to measure her weight.
Upon seeing Qiao Nan’s weight, the nurse immediately said, “With her height and weight combination, she could barely draw three hundred cc at once. You mentioned five hundred cc, didn’t you? Are you her biological mother?”
Ding Jiayi’s face turned pale. She was slapped in the face and could only say embarrassingly, “Then… then, make it three hundred cc.”
Upon the decision, the nurse proceeded to draw blood from the mother and daughters trio.
Qiao Nan actively moved the part of the hand used for drawing the blood, hoping to speed up the process.
After drawing three hundred cc of blood, Qiao Nan pulled down her sleeves. “Sister, stay back and see if anything else is needed here. Mom, go home immediately and take whatever cash is available at home.”
“How much could there be?” Ding Jiayi was deep in thoughts as she frowned.
“No matter if it is a lot or not, you must bring all the money here!” This was not the first time Qiao Nan heard about this from Ding Jiayi’s mouth. Qiao Nan was sick of hearing it. “As for the rest of the money, I will see if I can borrow some back.”
With this sentence, Qiao Nan left the hospital with lightning speed and headed to the quad.
“Mom, what should we do?” Qiao Zijin held the arm from where the blood was drawn and looked at Ding Jiayi worriedly.
“She said she is going to borrow. She should be able to borrow some. Zijin, you stay here just in case anything crops up. I will go home first to bring whatever amount of money available. Regardless of how little it is, it is still better than nothing.” In the end, both Ding Jiayi and Qiao Zijin followed Qiao Nan’s instructions and went on separate ways.
When Qiao Nan returned to the quad, the first place she went to was the Lee family’s residence.
When the guard saw Qiao Nan, he smiled. “Why are you here today? I heard you came in first in the middle school examination. Congratulations.”
“Thank you.” Qiao Nan managed to force a smile. “Is Grandpa Lee at home?”
“Elder Lee? Nope. He is out.”
“When will he be back?”
“Probably in a few days’ time. Why?”
Qiao Nan took a deep breath and then gave a long sigh. “Nothing. Sorry for disturbing you.”
Water from afar quenches not fire. Elder Lee was away. This meant that she would not be able to borrow any money here.
There was no hope in borrowing from the Lee family. Qiao Nan ran over to the Zhu family’s residence to look for Zhu Baoguo.
Qiao Nan knew the Zhu family’s situation was good. Elder Zhu doted on Zhu Baoguo and money was the only thing that can satisfy Baoguo. Therefore, Zhu Baoguo had a lot of spare money on hand. Otherwise, he could not have bought Qiao Nan such an expensive present during his last overseas holiday trip.
At this juncture, Qiao Nan did not care whether it was appropriate. Nothing was more important than her father’s life.
“Why is it you again?” Wang Yang saw Qiao Nan at the entrance of the Zhu family’s residence. His eyes turned solemn and he looked gloomy.
“I did not come here to look for you. I am looking for Baoguo.” Qiao Nan pursed her lips.
“Let me ask you, did you tell my uncle anything?” Wang Yang blocked Qiao Nan’s way and spoke in an unfriendly tone. “Don’t think that you can do anything you like because you have Zhai Sheng’s backing. To survive in the quad, you’d better open your eyes wide and see for yourself whom you can afford to offend and whom you can’t!”
“Then, is Brother Zhai someone you can afford to offend in the quad?” Qiao Nan sneered. “Where is Zhu Baoguo?” The Zhu family’s residence also seemed very quiet, and Qiao Nan felt very uneasy.
Wang Yang sneered. “Why are you looking for Zhu Baoguo? Zhu Baoguo fared well in his exams and volunteered to be brought out to have fun.”
“Then, do you have any way to contact Zhu Baoguo?!” Other than Elder Lee, Zhu Baoguo was the only person Qiao Nan could think of. If Zhu Baoguo was not around, Qiao Nan really did not know whom she should borrow such a huge sum of money from!
Wang Yang initially wanted to say no, but he suddenly had an idea when he saw Qiao Nan looking so anxious. “Do you want to look for Zhu Baoguo? Should I help you contact him?”