Qin Haodong laughed and said, “Don’t forget my nickname. If I can’t even feel the slippery pulse of pregnant, how can I be called the Medical Sage?”
“Oh my God, I’m pregnant! I’m pregnant!”
Che Xiaoxiao was excited for a while, and then she worriedly said, “No, I think you are lying to me. It’s only been a dozen days since I’ve been with Dacheng. How is it possible to have morning sickness so early?”
“Did you see that I had nausea and vomiting, so you lied to me about my being pregnant, didn’t you?”
“I’m not lying to you. It’s true,” Qin Haodong replied with a helpless look. “Your reaction is intense, because you have a special sensitive constitution, and you’re too emotional these days. These aggravate this kind of pregnancy reaction.”
“If you don’t believe me, you can go to the hospital for a pregnancy test. Then you’ll know the result.”
Seeing that Qin Haodong was very serious, Che Xiaoxiao asked again, “Are you sure you’re not lying to me?”
Qin Haodong nodded and said again, “No, you’re really pregnant.”
“Great! I’m pregnant. I’m having Dacheng’s baby.”
Excited, Che Xiaoxiao held her abdomen, crying.
Qin Haodong reminded her, “You’re already pregnant, so you can’t get too emotional or you’ll hurt the baby.”
“Okay! I see.”
After that, Che Xiaoxiao took Lin Momo by the hand, and said, “Momo, I also have a child. I’m going to be a mother, too. If it’s a boy, he will be as handsome as Dacheng; if it’s a girl, she can be as beautiful as Tang Tang.”
As she spoke, there was a sparkle in her eyes. This was the power of motherhood. The fetus in her belly gave her the courage to live on.
Lin Momo was relieved and said, “Yes, your baby must be very beautiful.”
After excitement, Che Xiaoxiao calmed down slowly. She opened the drawer, took out a bank card and handed it to Qin Haodong. “I know Dacheng made a big mistake and caused a lot of harm to the patients,” she said. “There is two million yuan in this card, which I saved up during my years as a manager in Dreamy Jiangnan. Give the money to those patients, as Dacheng’s expiation.”
Lin Momo quickly said, “Xiaoxiao, you can’t do that. You must keep the money for yourself, and you will have to depend on it to support your child.”
Qin Haodong said, “Momo is right, Xiaoxiao. There’s something I haven’t told you yet. I spent 300 million to buy Huaxia Hall of Medical Fame. The money will go to the patients as compensation, so you don’t have to take the money yourself.”
Che Xiaoxiao insisted, “Even so, I want to add the money. Pay more money to the patients, as my atonement for Dacheng and good deeds to our child.”
Looking at her persistent eyes, Qin Haodong had no choice but to take the bank card.
“But Xiaoxiao, you’ve spent all your money. What are you and your kid going to live on?” Lin Momo asked.
“Never mind, I have you guys who are rich. Am I afraid of being hungry?” At this time, Che Xiaoxiao seemed to have recovered the former positive and magnanimous character. “And I have the ability to work for you and earn money. It’s no problem for me to raise a child.”
“Well, let us know if you’re in trouble.”
Lin Momo added, “Xiaoxiao, Haodong and I want to buy Huaxia Hall of Medical Fame. Do you mind? If you mind, we’ll cancel the plan.”
Her eyes were full of sincerity. It was clear that she cared about the friendship between her and Che Xiaoxiao.
Che Xiaoxiao said, “Why should I care? That’s a good thing. I hope to get this over with as soon as possible and atone for Dacheng’s sins.”
Lin Momo was relieved and said, “That’s good. I can’t run such a big company by myself. Come and help me manage it if it’s convenient for you. You know more about Hall of Medical Fame than I do.”
Che Xiaoxiao smiled and said, “Okay, I will go to work at your place tomorrow. I don’t want salary, as long as you feed me and the baby!”
Lin Momo refused, “How can I do that? If you help me run the company, your salary will be double that of Dreamy Jiangnan!”
“Do as you please!” Che Xiaoxiao smiled and then added, “I have something to tell you two. Don’t tell others I’m pregnant with Dacheng’s baby.”
“Why?” Asked Lin Momo in surprise.
“Because I don’t want people of Wang family to know. This child is the only family I have and the only thing that keeps me alive. I don’t want them to take it.”
“Oh! We got it. We will certainly keep your secret.” Qin Haodong then came up with another question, saying, “Who will be the father of that baby? How do you explain that?”
“It’s my own belly, and I can have whoever’s baby I want. Why should I explain it to anyone else?” At this point, Che Xiaoxiao laughed and joked, “If anyone insists on asking this question, I will say the child is yours. You have so many women. One more will be all right.”
“Er…” Qin Haodong looked helpless. What was this? Did he have the potential to be a cheap father?
However, it could be seen that Che Xiaoxiao had indeed moved on from the shadow of Wang Dacheng’s death. They didn’t have to worry about her safety anymore.
In the next two days, Che Xiaoxiao, who came out of the shadow, became Lin Momo’s assistant. Tangmen Traditional Chinese Medicine Company bought Huaxia Hall of Medical Fame smoothly. Hall of Medical Fame had become a branch of them, and began to quantify the production of Great Liver-protecting Pills.
After everything was arranged, Qin Haodong and Lin Momo gave themselves a day off and took their daughter out with them.
Tang Tang was certainly the happiest. The little fellow played like a bird out of a cage.
Lin Momo also had a sense of flying. She had been busy with the company affairs these years, and seldom went out to have fun. Today, she took a ride with Tang Tang on the carousel and Ferris wheel, which was a kind of relaxation from the inside out.
Toward evening, the little fellow said, “Papa, I’m hungry.”
“All right, let’s go get something tasty.”
Qin Haodong said, as a scent wafted from ahead. It turned out to be a snack street, so the three of them went down that street.
It was a culinary paradise, with a wide variety of snacks, such as meatballs, kebabs, fried rice cakes, fried squid. They all emitted a mouth-watering aroma. The three of them walked happily in front of each snack stand.
“Haodong, taste this. It’s crisp.”
Lin Momo brought a piece of flaky pastry to Qin Haodong.
“No, I can’t eat any more. You take it!”
“I can’t eat any more either!”
Tang Tang patted her round belly and said, “Tang Tang wants to eat, but the stomach is too full. I can’t eat any more.”
Qin Haodong and Lin Momo both laughed at her adorable looks. The little fellow giggled along.
“Take it. We’ll eat later!”
Lin Momo carried the flaky pastry and the three of them walked out of the snack street. Just as they arrived at the street, the little fellow suddenly pointed ahead and said, “Mama, look at that poor little boy!”
Qin Haodong and Lin Momo looked in the direction of her finger and saw a woman sitting in the street holding a kid. The woman looked to be in her thirties and dressed modestly. Although she had fine features, she looked very simple without makeup. She was sitting on her knees with a sad face.
In her arms was a little boy of one or two years old. The boy had a sallow face and looked thin. His eyes were closed. He was probably asleep.
There was a piece of paper in front of that woman, which said, “My boy has a congenital heart disease and needs surgery, but my family is too poor to afford it. I hope kind people can help me scrape up the money for the operation.”
Begging had gradually become a profession in Huaxia. Beggars used to be called paupers, who just asked for food, but now begging was totally different. Beggars wanted money, not food.
The beggars were good at pretending to be pitiful to gain the sympathy of passers-by, such as this woman kneeling on the ground with a sick child. With a glimpse at them, the passer-by would feel pity for them.
“Mama, I’ll help that little boy!”
Seeing the pathetic child, Tang Tang was filled with kindness. She took the flaky pastry from Lin Momo’s hand and ran over to the woman and said, “Auntie, this is flaky pastry. It’s very delicious. Give the little boy to eat!”
At the sight of the flaky pastry in the little girl’s hand, an imperceptible boredom flashed into the woman’s eyes. Then she put on a grateful look and said, “Thank you, little girl, but he is too little to eat this. He needs money for surgery now.”
“I see!” The little fellow turned around, ran up to Lin Momo, and shouted, “Mama, that little boy is so poor. I’ll give him money for his treatment.”
Seeing the little boy, Lin Momo also began to be full of love and support her daughter to help him. She took out her purse and said, “How much do you think you should give him?”
Tang Tang looked at the money in her purse. There were two to three thousand yuan in it. She took the money straight out and put it all in the little pot in front of the woman.
Lin Momo put her purse away and said, “Haodong, look how kind our daughter is.”
Qin Haodong let out a wry smile. He was not like Lin Momo, who was born with a silver spoon in her mouth, grew up in a “honeypot” and became a high-flying female president. He was well aware of the tricks of these folk beggars. It was obvious that the woman was cheating.
But he didn’t say anything to avoid upsetting the loving mother and daughter. After all, it was only a few thousand yuan. He took it as a donation.
In front of the woman, there were only some coins in the begging pot. After Tang Tang threw a handful of banknotes into it, these banknotes were extremely dazzling, attracting the eyes of many passers-by.
“Thank you, little girl! Thank you so much!”
The woman started, and then a flash of ecstasy passed through her eyes. It was getting harder to beg these years. Thanks to the Internet and the media, people were not as gullible as before. Even if some people felt sorry for them, they usually only gave them a few yuan. The man who gave them 100 yuan was regarded as a rich man by them.
She hadn’t seen anyone give thousands yuan to her in years like the little fellow.
After reading the piece of paper in front of the woman, Lin Momo came over and suggested, “Ma’am, if you believe me, my boyfriend is a good doctor. He can cure your child. Then he doesn’t have to have surgery.”
“No… No, I’ll be able to scrape up the money right away. Don’t trouble yourselves…”
The woman pretended to be grateful and said, “You are very kind. You have done us so much good, and you will be rewarded in the future.”
Lin Momo says, “Madam, I really want to help you. There must be risks in having surgery on such a young child. My boyfriend is really good at medicine. He is a Chinese medicine practitioner who can treat your child in other ways.”
The woman refused again, “No, really! My son has a congenital heart disease. It is impossible to cure him with traditional Chinese medicine.”
Tang Tang said, “Auntie, my Papa is really good. He can cure anything. Let him see the little boy.”