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Season 12

Episode 35

(A Battle of Geniuses (6)

The patient took out a phone with a really large screen. Then, she opened up a video and handed it to Huo Mian.

It was a recording of a man; he said, “Here’s my wife’s situation. During her episodes, she thinks she’s a five-year-old girl. She calls herself Nancy and does things that only five-year-old children would do. It’s like she’s a whole other person; she doesn’t remember who she is, she asks for lollipops and calls me ‘uncle’… She also gets mad and cries a lot. Once, we were riding bicycles when she suddenly fell off it. She said she was a kid who didn’t know how to ride a bike. Our lives have become inconvenient because of her disease, and my mother even thought she was possessed by a ghost… A few years ago, my wife became pregnant but got an abortion behind my back because she was too busy with work to bear a child. Later, we tried to get pregnant but couldn’t. After a year or so, she suddenly got sick. Maybe that child possessed her for revenge? We even hired a Daoist priest and tried to cleanse her aura, but it was no use. I’m an atheist, so I’m convinced that her illness is due to mental pressure and not a ghost. Please treat her, thank you.”

Upon seeing the video, Huo Mian sucked in a breath of cold air…

“That’s my current condition, my husband said… that I act like a child during my episodes, as if I were possessed. Apparently, it’s really scary, but I don’t remember anything about it…”

Huo Mian slowly set down the phone after watching the video…

“You’re not possessed… I don’t think you’re suffering from intermittent psychosis either,” Huo Mian slowly said.

“Then… what’s wrong with me?” The woman was startled.

“If I’m right… I think you’re suffering from dissociative identity disorder, meaning that two souls live in your body, and that little girl’s your other personality. If my diagnosis is right, you probably felt extremely guilty after your initial abortion and then when you wanted to get pregnant, you couldn’t. Anxious, your mind created a little girl and you became her. In a nutshell, your body created its own hallucination.”

“Right… that’s exactly the case… A few years ago, I really wanted a child and was so pressured to become pregnant… I drank a lot of Chinese medicine, saw a lot of doctors, and even tried out folk therapies, but nothing worked… I couldn’t sleep, and when I did, I always dreamt that I was either pregnant or giving birth…” The woman was a little emotional as she grabbed Huo Mian’s hands.

Chen Jie immediately ran up to her, removing her hand from Huo Mian’s and pushing her back a few steps…

“Please calm down, Ma’am… and keep a safe distance from Chief Huo.”

After all, the patient suffered from a psychiatric disorder, and Chen Jie was worried about Huo Mian’s safety.

“You can’t rely solely on medications to cure your disease, you need to find a psychiatrist who is willing to hypnotize you… You need to learn to let go of your grudges and then completely eliminate your other personality.”

“What should I do then? Chief Huo, please cure me, I can give you as much money as you want…” The woman was pleasantly surprised to hear that Huo Mian had a way.

“Money’s not the problem. The problem is that I don’t have the time to treat you day in and day out. Plus, I’m not a psychological hypnotist, so I can’t hypnotize you. I can find someone who can help you. However, you have to follow my treatment plan.”

“Okay, okay. I will, I promise.”

After Huo Mian prescribed the patient with some nerve-soothing and brain-boosting medicine, Chen Jie sent her off.

Then, Huo Mian called Jiang Xiaowei and asked her to book a reliable hypnotist for the patient.

If Xiaowei weren’t pregnant, she would be able to do it herself. However, when the Wei Family heard that she was expecting, they didn’t even let her grocery shop alone, and she was constantly followed by 4 bodyguards. Therefore, there was no way they would let her treat a patient who suffered from multiple personality disorder.

Wei Liao’s family declared that if Jiang Xiaowei gave birth to a daughter, they would give the couple a ten-million-yuan mansion.

If she gave birth to a son, however, they would give her and Wei Liao a billion-yuan mansion. It was obvious how much rich families valued sons.

Although these days society paid great attention to gender equality, that old tradition of favoring men over women still existed.

– Saturday Morning –

Qin Chu and Huo Mian both changed into school uniforms and reported to Second High.

They arrived during the morning commute for high school students; Huo Mian had her hair up in a ponytail and wore a black skirt paired with black leggings.

Her school uniform coat was made of cashmere – she looked as young and energetic as could be.

Qin Chu also wore a black cashmere uniform coat, and they walked into the schoolyard together with single-shoulder bags.

In that split second, they looked at each other as if time had traveled back to seven years ago…

“Hey… which class are you guys from! Get in here, you’re going to be late!” The old security guard yelled at them by the school gates.

Huo Mian and Qin Chu smiled at each other and began running in at the same time…


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