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( Am I a Failure? (3)

“Honey, you’re right. I’m a woman and am too kind to make decisions like these… Jian Tong does deserve to die… If Little Bean had died, nothing we do to her would ever ease the pain in my heart… I get it… so I won’t ask you to let her off. Since Su Yu feels the same way, I’ll leave it to you, and I’ll support you no matter what you do.”

For the first time in her life, Huo Mian had no compassion for a woman.

She was, above all else, a mother who loved her daughters wholeheartedly…

As the incident with Little Bean turned its page, Huo Mian and Qin Chu returned to their busy work.

It was near the end of the year and it was busy everywhere.

Qin Chu had endless meetings to attend at GK, and Huo Mian had endless surgeries to perform at South Side.

While the couple returned to their normal lives, Jian Tong had already stayed at the hospital for nearly half a month.

Not only did her situation not improve, but it also became more and more serious. Huo Mian would often hear the nurses talk about the woman in the VIP room who was injured in a car accident. They would talk about her mental instabilities and how she needed sedatives to fall asleep every night.

Su Yu didn’t pay Jian Tong a single visit after she was hospitalized. He didn’t care about her at all.

Although Huo Mian worked at the same hospital, she never went to see Jian Tong either. She deliberately avoided the latter’s room, no matter at or off work, making it very unlikely for her to run into Jian Tong.

There were too many patients at the end of the year. Huo Mian alone had three times the patients to see compared to usual.

Sometimes she would be so busy that she wouldn’t even have time for lunch.

Today was just as busy. It was already 12:40 PM when Huo Mian finished seeing the last patient from the morning.

It was almost one o’clock, and indeed, she felt hungry.

After their trip to Bali, Chen Jie and Ni Yang went straight to Tahiti. As the vice director of the hospital, Huo Mian approved Chen Jie for a long vacation.

The assistant position was temporarily filled by a new nurse.

“Chief, it’s time for lunch…” A nurse knocked on the door.

“How many more in the afternoon?” Huo Mian took off her glasses, putting away her pen in the pocket of her lab coat.

“Seven more in the afternoon…do you think you can finish?” The nurse sounded a bit worried.

“Should be okay. If I can’t finish, I’ll do a bit of overtime. It’s nothing.”

“Chief, you’ve been working too hard… It’s the end of the year, you should pay attention to your health.”

Huo Mian was a known workaholic at South District. When she had work to do, that was all she would focus on. She would forget about everything else.

She was always the first one to come and the last one to leave. President Wu had publicly praised her work ethic more than once, and no one could argue against her current status as the vice director.

“It’s all right, I’m really strong… Great health, great appetite, no problem climbing to the fifth floor in one go…” Huo Mian recited a well-known commercial, making the nurse laugh.

Just then, the office door was pushed open. In came a tall, handsome man.

Although he was dressed in a flamboyantly orange coat, he made it look simple and natural.

“Little sister Mian, it’s been a while since I’ve seen you smile like this… Is anything good happening today?” Without permission, Huo Siqian sat down on the patient’s seat across from Huo Mian, close as could be.

“What are you doing here?” At the sight of Huo Siqian, Huo Mian immediately put her relaxed smile away, her eyebrows furrowing, her body tensing up.

Huo Siqian was nothing but an unwelcome guest in her eyes.

“Chief, you have a visitor, I’ll leave you two alone… Remember to eat!” The nurse reminded Huo Mian.

Huo Mian nodded and the nurse shut the door and left.

The bright clinic was suddenly left with only Huo Siqian and Huo Mian.

Huo Mian was still in her white lab coat, with her hair reaching below her shoulders, falling naturally against her back.

Compared to four years ago, she looked much more sophisticated. After all, she was already a wife and a mother.

Her style had grown more classy as well, and Disney hoodies were a thing of the past.

In contrast, Huo Siqian was still the same. He preferred to dazzle and often opted for apparel with bright color schemed.

The two of them, one white, one orange… They almost looked picturesque.



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