Chapter 234: Snatch a Little Leisure from a Busy Life
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
Chen Ying went up to Wang Yao as she saw him walking back and forth in the courtyard. She guessed that Wang Yao might need help.
“Do you need any help?” asked Chen Ying.
Wang Yao lifted his head up and looked at Chen Ying.
“I don’t think I can stay here any longer,” said Wang Yao.
“Why?” asked Chen Ying in surprise.
So Wang Yao told her about Chen Boyuan’s visit and what he thought about the whole thing.
As Chen Ying was the representative of Su Xiaoxue’s family and was responsible for looking after Wang Yao during his stay in Beijing, telling Chen Ying what had happened was the same as telling Su Xiaoxue’s family what had happened.
“I will pass your thoughts to the Head Elder,” said Chen Ying.
As expected, Song Ruiping came to the cottage after a short while. In fact, she could just call Wang Yao, but after thinking it over carefully, she decided to visit Wang Yao in person.
“Dr. Wang, there won’t be any problems for you to stay here. If you don’t want to accept the apartment, just leave it for now,” said Song Ruiping.
Wang Yao nodded after thinking for a moment.
“Don’t worry about it now. I will let you know after the treatment is over,” said Wang Yao.
“Okay,” said Song Ruiping.
According to the price given by the system, one dose of Muscle Revitalizing powder would cost three million yuan. Of course, money was never an issue for Su Xiaoxue’s family.
After Song Ruiping had gone home, Dr. Chen and Dr. Li were waiting in Su Xiaoxue’s room.
“Dr. Chen, Dr. Li, what do you think of the decoction?” asked Song Ruiping.
“It’s wonderful!” said Dr. Li, who was a little bit overweight.
“The decoction is magical!” said Dr. Chen.
“Uncle Chen, Uncle Li, do you think you can make the same decoction?” asked Song Ruiping.
Song Ruiping had invited Dr. Chen and Dr. Li to her house every day recently for her daughter.
It was not because that she didn’t trust Wang Yao. On the contrary, she trusted Wang Yao very much. After all, she had seen the changes in her daughter’s condition after her daughter had been seen by Wang Yao. So she was worried that Wang Yao would leave Beijing when her daughter needed him. She didn’t want to delay the treatment anymore. Therefore, she wanted Dr. Chen and Dr. Li, both extraordinary doctors, to see if they could treat her daughter the same way. If they could, she wouldn’t worry too much about Wang Yao’s absence.
“In fact, given the current situation, the treatment was purely dependent on the decoction given by Dr. Wang. It is essential to know the formula. One little error could lead to a large discrepancy. We won’t be able to brew the exact same decoction if one herb is missing. Even we had the knowledge of all the herbs in the decoction, we wouldn’t be able to make it if we didn’t know the quantity of each herb included,” said Dr. Chen.
“Ruiping, what are you worrying about?” asked Dr. Li.
“I’m worried that Dr. Wang will leave like he did last time, and Xiaoxue’s treatment will be delayed again,” said Song Ruiping.
“Well, it could happen again,” said Dr. Chen.
As a mother, her daughter’s well-being was always her priority.
“I actually think you should just be honest with Dr. Wang; tell him your concerns,” suggested Dr. Li.
“Worst case scenario, I can buy his formula at whatever cost,” said Song Ruiping.
“No!” said Dr. Chen and Dr. Li almost together.
“Why not?” asked Song Ruiping.
“We Chinese practitioners have our rules,” said Dr. Chen.
Herbal formulas were like a secret book of Kung Fu for Traditional Chinese Medical practitioners. Once a secret prescription of herbal formula appeared, trouble would arrive for sure. Some people wouldn’t mind getting their hands dirty to snatch it away. So, unless the formula was given voluntarily, one shouldn’t ask for it.
“If he didn’t want to share the formula and made minor changes in it, we wouldn’t be able to tell. But the consequence of using an adapted formula on Xiaoxue could be disastrous,” said Dr. Li.
In fact, the two doctors were more worried that even if they were given the genuine formula, they wouldn’t be able to brew the same decoction within a short period of time.
“Well, I’ll speak to him first,” said Song Ruiping.
“Okay,” said Dr. Li.
He wanted to say more but was prompted by Dr. Chen to stop. So, he didn’t say anything else.
Wang Yao was going to go out in the morning, but Guo Zhenghe came to the cottage with a special gift. It was a book, a medical book. The cover of the book had turned yellow. It looked like a very old book.
“What is it?” asked Wang Yao.
“This is a gift for you,” said Guo Zhenghe.
“A gift?” said Wang Yao in surprise.
“Yes, you don’t like it?” said Guo Zhenghe with a smile.
“Of course I like it.” Wang Yao took the book and went through it. The book was the annotation for Sun Simiao’s famous Supplement to a Thousand Golden Prescriptions.
Wang Yao didn’t have many hobbies, but he was really keen on anything related to medicine.
“Thank you,” said Wang Yao.
“I’m glad you like it,” said Guo Zhenghe.
“By the way, are you available tonight? I want to introduce a few friends to you. They want to meet you,” said Guo Zhenghe.
“Sorry, I don’t want to go,” said Wang Yao.
“That’s fine,” said Guo Zhenghe with a smile. Wang Yao couldn’t detect if he was slightly annoyed or unhappy.
Guo Zhenghe chatted with Wang Yao briefly before he left.
Mr. Guo is such a complicated person! Wang Yao made a conclusion of what kind of person Guo Zhenghe was after a few encounters. Obviously, the purpose of Guo Zhenghe’s visit was different from his sister’s. He didn’t want Wang Yao to see any patients. He just wanted to control Wang Yao.
As a young man, he was really calculating.
“Mr. Guo is usually very busy. It’s surprising he’s been there twice,” said Chen Ying softly. She was prompting Wang Yao.
“I see, thanks,” said Wang Yao.
Wang Yao asked Chen Ying to take him to two different places in the afternoon—the wo best universities in China.
He walked slowly inside Peking University just to feel the atmosphere. Chen Ying walked with him.
“Why do you want to come here?” asked Chen Ying.
“I just suddenly wanted to come here to take a look,” said Wang Yao with a smile. “When I was in my last year of high school, a lot of people asked me which university I wanted to study at. I always told them I wanted to study at Peking University or Tsinghua University, but I didn’t get into either. So now, I just want to have a look.”
“Haha, I see,” said Chen Ying with a big laugh.
Wang Yao could feel something very different from Peking University and Tsinghua University. The two universities were full of people who valued books and knowledge.
Wang Yao thought about a poem reflecting his current situation.
Being busy all the time;
Knowing spring had almost gone, and took the last chance to climb the hill;
Hearing the conversation of monks in a bamboo garden;
Snatching a little leisure from a busy life.
Wang Yao always longed for a relaxed lifestyle, like the one at Peking University or Tsinghua University. However, he didn’t like the busy and noisy life in Beijing.
The Dragon Boat Festival is three days away. I need to go home for the festival.
Wang Yao had promised his parents to try his best to arrive at home before the Dragon Boat Festival.
Wang Yao stood under a tree and looked up at the sun in the sky.
Since the decoction is working, I should give all of it to Su Xiaoxue.
Wang Yao went to Su Xiaoxue’s house in the evening.
“Are you going back soon?” What Song Ruiping was most worried about finally happened.
“Yes, I will apply the decoction to all the parts of her body. What do you think?” asked Wang Yao.
“Why?!” said Song Ruiping in surprise. “Can you give me some time to think about it?” added Song Ruiping.
“That’s fine,” said Wang Yao.
In the evening, he diluted more than half of bottle of thick decoction into four bottles of decoctions. Less than half a bottle of decoction was left.
Hydrotherapy was not an option as Su Xiaoxue couldn’t get out of the bed. But, I can spray the decoction onto her body. Wang Yao was still thinking of Su Xiaoxue’s treatment at night.
“What? He’s going to apply the decoction all over Xiaoxue’s body?” Su Xianghua hesitated if he should accept the treatment option.
After all, Su Xiaoxue was their daughter. She was a girl. Although her body was severely damaged; a girl was still a girl.
“Should we get a nurse to apply the decoction to Xiaoxue’s body?” asked Song Ruiping.
“What if he uses special skills when applying the decoction?” said Su Xianghua.
“You are right. Let’s allow him to do it. Xiaoxue will understand,” said Song Ruiping.
“Okay,” agreed Su Xianghua.
Song Ruiping told Wang Yao it was okay to go ahead of the treatment the next day.
“Okay. Could you make sure no one is in the room except for you and the nursing staff?” said Wang Yao.
“I’ve already arranged it,” said Song Ruiping.
Inside Su Xiaoxue’s room, there were three people apart from Su Xiaoxue. A special spray device recommended by Wang Yao was ready to use.
The gauze was slowly removed from Su Xiaoxue’s body.
The decoction was sprayed into the wounds and ulcers in Su Xiaoxue’s body and immediately absorbed. After Wang Yao had finished, the nurse wrapped Su Xiaoxue’s body with gauze again.
Wang Yao had sprayed the decoction on Su Xiaoxue’s left arm, right arm, and both legs.
More than half of the decoction had been used.
Although the process was similar to watering flowers, special skills were required. Only Wang Yao could tell which ulcers were worse and required more.
Wang Yao soon finished spraying the decoction onto Su Xiaoxue’s limbs. He then started to spray the decoction onto her chest and belly.
“Ma’am, should I?” asked the nurse softly.
“Just unwrap the gauze,” said Song Ruiping.
“You can apply the decoction onto her private areas, just need to be careful,” said Wang Yao.
“No, I’m happy for you to do it all,” said Song Ruiping.
The gauze was removed. The most private parts of a girl’s body were shown to the people in the room. But they didn’t look tempting at all. They were just two balls of rotten muscle tissues, which looked horrible and disgusting. Compared to other parts of Su Xiaoxue’s body, the ulcers on her breasts were even worse.