Chapter 108: Saying Thanks, Sighing in Obedience
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Even though he agreed in words, manager Lee still was hesitant in his heart.
But when he saw the serious expression on Wang Yao’s face, he started feeling a little scared. He really hasn’t felt very well these days. Maybe it stemmed from him trying to conceal his illness to avoid problems. He was really scared of going to the hospital and finding out he actually did have a serious illness. So he didn’t dare go. He has always just put it off. He would just go to the outpatient services and get some medicine prescribed. Whenever he had pain he would just take some. If he didn’t have any pain, he wouldn’t bother with it. However, after careful consideration, he knew that this young man in front of him had no reason to trick him because he gained nothing from it.
“Okay, I won’t bother you anymore. When the drugs get here, please let me know,” Wang Yao said with a smile as he got up to leave.
He said all he had to say. If Manager Lee didn’t listen to his advice, then that was his problem.
After Wang Yao drove off, Manager Lee paced back and forth in his room. He hesitated for a while before eventually driving off to Lianshan County Hospital to get a checkup.
The checkup seemed alright, but his body did have some problems. He had gastritis, gastric ulcers, and perforations.
The doctor suggested he stay at the hospital to have surgery. A section of his stomach might need to be cut out.
After Manager Lee heard this, he became stupefied. He immediately called up an acquaintance to help him examine the results. Obtaining the same result meant that the situation was serious. It would then be best to undergo surgery.
“You could also go to a bigger hospital nearby and get it checked out,” his friend said.
Seeing that he was slow in deciding what to do, his friend proposed the aforementioned suggestion.
“Okay, I will go nearby to have a look.”
He drove directly to the nearby Wei Cheng Hospital. It was considered to be Lianshan County’s closest, most well-known hospital.
Because he arrived relatively late, all the specialists had already gotten off work. So, he just stayed overnight at a nearby hotel. The next day, early in the morning, he went to the hospital he went to get examined.
The results he got were about the same. But this specialist’s plan for treatment was a little more conservative. They said to take medication for treatment and at the same time watch what he ate. Alcohol was strictly forbidden, otherwise, he would just get worse. Then he would have no choice but to have surgical treatment.
It wasn’t until then that he somewhat relaxed his tone of voice.
In Lianshan County, Wang Yao woke up a little earlier. He had just come down from Nanshan hill, when he received a call from Tian Yuantu. He wanted him to go to Lianshan County to have lunch at the arranged time they had set beforehand. Wang Yao informed his family, then after arriving in the county, he met up with Tian Yuantu.
After parking his vehicle, he went into Tian Yuantu’s vehicle and they drove to a relatively far-off hotel on the outskirts of the city. The hotel was somewhat secluded and the outward appearance seemed average. But after entering the hotel, he realized that it was decorated out of the ordinary.
Upon arriving, they entered the room that was arranged for them in advance. Being in that conversation room with Tian Yuantu and his boss, Wang Yao really got to know the hotel.
Today there were only three guests.
“Secretary Yang is still in Lianshan County inspecting. He will be here later. Let’s wait for him.”
The tea arrived shortly after. Even though it wasn’t well known, it was still good tea.
“The tea at this hotel is our local tea from Lianshan. Pure and natural. Try some.” Tian Yuantu poured a cup for Wang Yao.
“Sure, thank you.”
This tea can’t compare to Xihu Long Jing tea or even to the taste and fragrance of the tea leaves of Qimen’s black tea. But it did have a unique, faint fragrance. The taste was also not bad.
Wang Yao and Tian Yuantu were in the room drinking tea and chatting when the waiter brought in some nuts.
In Liancheng, the county party committee and the county government’s most important leader were accompanying the secretary of the party committee. They were waiting together for the construction plans to build housing for a group of people whose households were under inspection for resettlement.
It was near noontime, so it is natural they would have lunch prepared for them.
“Secretary-General He, lunch has been arranged. What would you like to do now?” the party committee secretary asked in a soft voice.
“Wait a moment.”
He went again to ask about that well-educated middle-aged man.
“I won’t be having lunch here today. I have something to do at noon. You stay here and accompany them.”
Upon hearing that he would not be eating with them, the other leaders of the county were a little disappointed. After all, this was their leader closing in on a good opportunity.
Wang Yao and Tian Yuantu waited for more than an hour and a half when they caught a glimpse of a black vehicle pulling into the small courtyard.
A man that looked like a secretary came from the back of the vehicle. He quickly walked up to the door on the other side of the vehicle and opened it. A refined-looking man wearing glasses stepped out of the car. He looked like he was over 40 years old and his body a little plump. He looked like he took good care of himself.
“Who’s this!?” After seeing who had just arrived, the owner of the hotel just stood there, blankly staring.
He and Tian Yuantu were old friends. The hotel owner was just told beforehand that today he was going entertain some honored guests, and also, to not to receive other guests. If they could be shoved off, then shove them off. For this, he cooperated very well. He received many calls for booking tables but all of them were declined. There were two tables that had some people at it; they were regulars at the hotel. The hotel owner had no way of refusing them, so he just let them stay.
After all, if you heard Tian Yuantu say “honored guest”, one could imagine that this guest was definitely not of normal status. At first, Tian Yuantu brought in a young man. So the hotel owner thought this ordinary, young guy was the special guest he was referring to.
Seeing what was going on, it was obvious who on earth this special guest was.
The leader of a city! This certainly was an honored guest! This deserved a grand reception. He had to bring out the best of all that there was. There absolutely could not be any mishaps. After the feeling of being shocked came the feeling of concern. This was the first time the hotel had received such an important figure.
Tian Yuantu and Wang Yao went out to greet Secretary Yang, and lead him to the room.
“Dr. Wang, I’ve been wanting to meet with you before, it’s just that I never had the chance to. I didn’t realize you were this young!” said Secretary Yang smiling. He seemed gentle and good-natured.
“Please forgive me. I have been busy recently,” Wang Yao replied smiling. He wasn’t nervous but he was naturally quiet.
“The one who should be apologizing is me. Your medical expertise is extraordinary. My mother’s health has become so much better. I should have thanked you personally earlier!” Secretary Yang said with great emotion.
“Her improvement is a good thing.” Concerning this type of occasion, and facing such an individual, Wang Yao really didn’t have such experience. The best he could do was to speak less.
While they were speaking in their room, the hotel owner was extremely busy. First, he explained to the chef what to do, then he found his most stable waiter specifically for bringing the food to the table.
Meanwhile in the room, Secretary Yang was asking Wang Yao all sorts of questions. He was certainly a good talker. If his colleagues and subordinates could see him now, they would surely be surprised. In their eyes, Secretary Yang didn’t really speak at all—he was very dignified.
The food was finished very quickly. It was also delivered very promptly. The amount of food was not a lot, but it was very exquisite.
“Let me say this first, today’s meal is on me,” said Secretary Yang.
“Alright then, it’s on you,” said Tian Yuantu laughing.
The alcohol was brought in by Secretary Yang’s assistant. It was a special supply of good alcohol. After the alcohol was prepared, Secretary Yang expressed his gratitude towards Wang Yao, and made a special toast to him. After downing a few drinks, Wang Yao felt like his stomach was on fire.
Luckily, Secretary Yang didn’t urge him to drink more. He started thinking about other things he had to do in the afternoon. Secretary Yang was entertaining them with a speech and Tian Yuantu was an expert with the alcohol on the table. The vibe around the table was good and the food they had didn’t take long to be finished.
“Dr. Wang, your medical expertise is amazing. Could you show me your skills today?” said Secretary Yang jokingly during the feast.
“You are in good health—it’s just that you have inflammation of your lungs. You also have a sore throat. On ordinary days, have your food served light without too much oil. Drink less and smoke less,” exclaimed Wang Yao.
“Huh!?” Secretary Yang was dazzled after hearing this. He then gave Wang Yao a thumbs up and said, “Impressive and fast!”
What Wang Yao said could have just been him casually speaking. Having such a high status as he did, Secretary Yang did have to have regular health checkups every now and then. He actually just had a health checkup recently. He was in good health and no major problems existed. It was just that his throat was a little sore. The young man in front of his eyes, to his surprise, just took one look at him and knew his condition. He didn’t even check his pulse! There were only two possibilities. The first was that this young man’s medical expertise was really from another world. The second possibility was that he was relying on chance. The second possibility could be ruled out—it could only be the first possibility.
“Could you tell me how you knew this?”
“Sorry.” Wang Yao shook his head from side to side.
Actually, making a diagnosis was not easy. Being at the dinner table together, a short distance from one another, Wang Yao could examine the patient and tell a few things about him. Ever since Secretary Yang sat at the table, he kept coughing time and time again—dry coughs. Also, his breath was really hot. This was most likely due to the inflammation in his lungs causing the heat.
Experiencing Wang Yao’s uniqueness with his own eyes, Secretary Yang put down another two drinks. His assistant never did come inside. Instead, he waited outside, looking every now and then at his watch, and finally back at the room behind him.