Chapter 217 - Hospital Room News
Tang Yin hesitated, but walked out with Lin Yi all the same. “Fen didn’t say anything about Xiaobo yet, so I guess it’s just gratitude?”
“You think he has a chance?” Lin Yi asked.
“How would I know?” Tang Yin hmphed softly. “The people around you just do the same thing you do, chasing after girls when they should be studying.”
“Ah… Let’s not talk about me first.” Lin Yi said. “I think he’s serious about this.”
Tang Yin looked at Xiaobo in front of them- she wouldn’t mind getting him together with Fen if he really was serious… It’d help Fen get out of that trauma. “You sure it’s not a one-time thing, that he wants to be with Fen the rest of his life? He’s not just playing around like you are, is he?”
“...Why’re you always pulling me back in? Also, I never said anything about just playing around with you!” Lin Yi said, a bitter smile on his face. “Not sure if he’s just being impulsive or anything, but it doesn’t look like it.”
Tang Yin shot a glare at Lin Yi. “A girl’s honor is a very delicate thing! Fen’s gotten hurt once, she can’t go through that again.”
Lin Yi hadn’t expected Tang Yin to be the committed type, the type of girl who’d never let go of a man after deciding on him. Men were usually worried that their girlfriend would leave them for another if they were too pretty, but it seemed like that kind of thing wouldn’t happen with Tang Yin as a girlfriend.
The two were talking when Xiaobo started raising his voice.
He seemed to be arguing with a middle-aged man while Huiping tried to calm them down.
“It’s not like we’re not spending the money- why is it that we can’t have a private room?” Xiaobo was getting a little furious- he’d been all excited, pulling Huiping along to the hospital room management dean’s room to get Fen a private hospital room, but they just denied him everything with ‘no rooms’!
Even that would be fine, if one of the doctors hadn’t brought a patient’s relative in to get a private room right after they left the office! The dean of the hospital just gave them one without thinking about it, all because the doctor said the relative was his ‘bro’!
Didn’t the guy say there weren’t any rooms left? So how come a room came up all of a sudden?
“It’s the last high-class room, for insiders.” The dean explained faintly, not interested in arguing with Xiaobo.
“What happened to first come first serve? It’s not like we’re not paying for it, why don’t we get the room? Just because we aren’t insiders?” Xiaobo said, very displeased.
“Don’t come asking for rooms if you can’t back it up- my husband’s classmate is the hospital dean here! You think you can just ask for rooms without connections? Go back and cut some vegetables!” A woman in heavy makeup said with a disdainful look at Xiaobo- she was the wife of the doctor’s bro. “Look at that dumb face of yours, stop embarrassing yourself!”
“You-!!” Xiaobo wasn’t taking this well. “Whose face are you calling dumb?”
“What are you gonna do about it? You’re obviously some villager getting cocky with that bit of money on you- look at what your mother’s wearing, she’s like a villager visiting the city for the first time!” The man said with a glare after seeing Xiaobo raise his voice at his woman, thinking Huiping was Xiaobo’s mother. He spat at the ground.
The spit hit Xiaobo’s shoe, and it clearly wasn’t the man’s intention judging by the surprised look on his face.
“You-! Wipe my shoe clean right now!” Xiaobo had been following Lin Yi the last couple days- he had the boiling blood of men in his veins now!
“Alright, alright, kid, enough.” The man said as he pulled a hundred kuai bill out his wallet casually, putting it in Xiaobo’s hand. “Go look for some shoe cleaner with this. Let me tell you, just money isn’t enough these days. You need connections! Try to keep up.”
With that, the man took his leave with his woman, afraid that Xiaobo would start to cause trouble. The doctor who was with them left as well.
The man was Zhao Guangdong, who had come to get his boss a private room. His boss wasn’t in critical condition or anything, but he did have high blood pressure these past few days. He didn’t need a private room at all, but Guangdong wanted to use some of his connections.
Xiaobo threw the money on the ground with a violent swing, his eyes bloodshot as he glared at the leaving Guangdong, panting with rage.
“Ah…” Lin Yi walked over and picked the money up, handing it to Xiaobo. “You still have to take the money- you’re pissed at him, not the money.”
“Boss, I wanna beat him up!” Xiaobo understood Lin Yi’s good intentions- Fen was at a delicate stage, and having more money would always help. He’d thrown the money away for his pride, but Lin Yi had picked it up and handed it to him- he had to take it.
“Xiaobo, we don’t need a private room anymore, don’t get into a fight! That room isn’t bad!” Huiping said, worried that Xiaobo would get in trouble.
Tang Yin looked at Lin Yi, telling him to talk Xiaobo out of it. She understood where the guy was coming from- he’d just gotten out of a situation much like what Tang Yin had gone through, understanding the cold cruelty of this world. She went to the factory herself to get her father’s medical compensation, but where did that get her?
People who had connections only needed to mention it, and they’d get money for the medical bills, regardless of how serious the injury was.
“Sometimes, beating people up isn’t the only way to handle things.” Lin Yi said, patting Xiaobo on the shoulder. “You need to adapt to the different people you’re dealing with. Wait for me- I’ll get them out of that private room the same way they got in.”
With that, he started walking to the dean’s office. The dean was about to ask Lin Yi what he needed when he walked in his office, but one look at Xiaobo and his face grew dark. “Didn’t I tell you, there aren’t any rooms left. What’re you here for?”
“You sure there’s only one high class room, the one you’d just given to those people earlier?” Lin Yi asked without answering the question.
“Yes. You may leave now.” The dean said with an impatient wave of his hand.
“Then get them out of that room.” Lin Yi said faintly.
“Hah……..” The dean couldn’t help but find Lin Yi’s words amusing. Who did that guy think he was, the head of the hospital? “I still have matters to attend to- I’ll have to call security if you’re looking for trouble.
“So you’re not getting them out?” Lin Yi said as he pulled his phone out. “Then I’ll just have to get someone else to do it……”