Chapter 23: One Promise Is Defeated by Thousands of Yuan
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
“I’ve found an unknown poison from the body of the patient, but we need time to analyze the components of the poison.”
“We did find an unknown bio-component in the blood of Wang Zexiao but we cannot analyze the specification of the component effectively in a short time. However, one thing can be confirmed—the component cannot be made by the human body itself.”
The specialists who oversaw the treatment Guo Zhenghe had a simple conference to collect information and communicate their progress.
“Obviously, the reason why Wang Zexiao was cured was not because of the antibody composition made by his own body, but by an antibody transferred from outside,” one specialist said.
“Yes. We should clarify what kinds of medicines and food Wang Zexiao had used during his time as a patient, so we can find a method to detoxify the poison.”
“I have carefully checked the medicines that he used during treatment. According to the basic components of medicine and the treatment feedback in the previous period, the possibility that the component is included in the medicines can be expelled,” another doctor said.
“So, it must be the diet, if not made by the medicine?”
“He was very disoriented when he was poisoned, so he had some liquid foods. According to the description of the patient, after that all he had was just some common food.”
“Wait. There is one problem,” one doctor said.
“What is the problem?”
“Because the patient was disoriented, he was not that clear about what he had. It should be described by his parents; we should ask his parents.”
“We should hurry up!”
That night, several vehicles were driven to the Wang Jia Village of Song Bai County. They went to the home of Wang Zexiao and they left when it was almost 10 pm. They had asked so many questions while they were there. They beat around the bush, but Wang Yirou did not trust them and so he looked at them as if they were thieves.
It turned out that they still gained nothing.
“Why did they come here again?” Wang Zexiao’s mother was unhappy.
“Have they found something out? Zexiao, you tell me. Have you said anything?” Wang Yirong stared at his son.
“No. I didn’t tell the doctor how I was cured,” Wang Zexiao said.
“They won’t come here again?”
What they worried about became true. The next day, another vehicle was driven to Wang Jia Village. Three people came out from the vehicle when it was parked. One of them had come to them yesterday while the other two people were new—a man in his 40’s and a young beautiful woman.
The woman was the sister of the poisoned young man at the hospital and she had been so anxious for her brother. She thought that there would be a way to treat her brother when several specialists had their consultation, but there was failure yet again. Hence, she decided to go to Zexiao’s home by herself.
“Miss Guo, please follow me.” The doctor showed the way and three people came to the house of Wang Zexiao again. Only Wang Zexiao’s mother was at home.
“Hello, ma’am.” The woman said hello with a smile when she entered.
“Hello!” The mother of Wang Zexiao, Qin Sumei, stopped what she was doing and greeted the people with surprise.
“I want to ask you something.”
“So you came here and have a talk, ey?” She invited the three people into her house.
The young woman explained her goal when she entered, but Qin Sumei responded the same as she had yesterday.
“Uncle He, please let me talk with Mrs. Qin alone,” the young woman said to the middle-aged man.
“Okay.” The middle-aged man went to the yard with the other man after that.
“Mrs. Qin, where does Zexiao work?”
“In the town, at a steel pipe plant.” Qin Sumei did not know why this beautiful girl had come here.
“Is he tired often?”
“How about the income?” the young woman asked.
“3000 yuan per month.”
“Do you want to buy a house in town?”
“Yes. But we have no money,” Qin Sumei sighed.
The housing industry was booming. Lianshan County wasn’t even that great of a county, but still the average price of a house was more than 4000 yuan. However, the per capita monthly income was less than 2000 yuan, so it was impossible to buy a house in town.
“How about this? I will give you five hundred thousand yuan if you tell me the truth about who saved Zexiao. That could be enough to buy a better house.” The young woman stunned Qin Sunmei.
“How much?!” Qin Sumei was astonished.
“Five hundred thousand yuan,” the young woman repeated with a smile.
Qin Sumei was silent. She knew how helpful five hundred thousand yuan would be to her family. All of them tried so hard to save 50 thousand yuan in one year, so the five hundred thousand yuan meant they wouldn’t have to kill themselves working for the next couple of years. Even if disease or disaster came they would still be able to pay for it. They would not be mortgage slaves with that money. She had heard many times that it was so tiring to buy a house with a loan from the villagers.
At that moment, she was convinced.
She was just a common woman, so her husband and her son came to her mind first. They could buy a house in town with the money. The marriage of her son that she had worried about would be solved and her husband would not be tired anymore since he was a farmer and a worker at the same time.
The young woman did not ask again, but instead waited quietly since she could see the hesitation and surrender from the eyes of the mother.
“Young lady, you are not lying, are you?” Qin Sumei thought for a while and then she decided, but she was still worried.
“Certainly not. This is the deposit.” She quickly took out 30 thousand yuan form her carry-on handbag. “I can transfer the rest of the money when you tell me, and it is confirmed.”
“Okay, I’ll tell you,” Qin Sumei said after some hesitation.
At that moment, the promise she had made was in the past. All that was on her mind was the five hundred thousand yuan since the money could change their lives. She did not do the wrong thing and others might have been much more decisive than her in the same situation.
“Thank you!” The young woman left her contact information when she got Qin Sumei’s answer, then she left with the people outside.
“My lady, have you gotten something?” The middle-aged man said.
“Yes.” The young lady walked a bit before turning around and saying, “Dr. Chen, you can leave first.”
“Okay.” The doctor was a bit confused, but he left anyways. The man and the young lady did not take the vehicle that they took here, so Dr. Chen asked the driver to wait for them in the village.
“She said that Wang Zexiao had drunk a bottle of Chinese medicine when he was sick and then he woke up,” the young woman said to the middle-aged man when the doctor left.
“Chinese medicine…so where is the man who made the prescription?”
“I don’t know, but there was a young man who delivered the medicine.”
“Where is he?”
“Nanshan Hill.” The young woman pointed to the hill that was south of the town.