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Translated by newbienoona
Edited and proofread by anks
TL Notes: myocardial infarction- heart attack
Damn, he didn't want to kiss her. She deliberately ignores the loss. "What do you mean?"
He raises his hand and gently touches her right ear. As he gently touches it, she feels an immediate stabbing pain, a burning sensation spreading to her brain.
She hisses. "That hurts!" Her hand naturally reaches for her own ear. He looks closely and sees blood on her ear. Suddenly, she remembers the landlady pinching her ears so hard, one of her nails dug into her ear causing it to bleed.
Everything just happened so fast, she didn't have time to pay attention to her own injury. She felt her ear burning, but she didn't mind it. Originally, it bled… .
He looks at her as if she is awakening from a dream. Qilu take the initiative to inspect her head. "Where's the nearest clinic? Chuxia, it's not easy to deal with an inflamed wound. Do you really want to die of a heat stroke?" His pleading look is one Chuxia can't refute. This change… she knows it's for her own good, but can he be less anxious? Would it kill him to be gentle?
Tossing her head, she points to the corner of the street and says, "Second block. Let's go." A very gentle grandfather operates a nearby clinic. She's relieved he'll be with her.
But when they get there, the clinic she remembers from her memory is closed and a big lock secures it. Perplexed, she pulls a passerby who looked vaguely familiar to her and asks,"Did Uncle Li's clinic close? I used to remember his clinic being open this time of the day."
The passerby looks sad. "You said Uncle Li… Well, a few days ago, he had a myocardial infarction and was taken to the big hospital in the town center where his daughter lives. If I remember correctly, the clinic has been closed for four days and their financial situation is dire. They aren't sure if there's any money for treatment. If you must see a doctor, you can go to Fuxing High School. There's a clinic across from it."
The passerby sighs and shakes his head before leaving An Chuxia.
Uncle Li is a very good and kind person. She tries to controls her emotions but her eye gets teary. She feels if she gets emotional in front of Qilu, she'll lose face.
"Let's go to Fuxing High School. Let's drive since it's far." Han Qilu is apathetic despite hearing the passerby's words. After all, it's none of his business. He's never felt the urge to be compassionate toward strangers.
An Chuxia nods and tries to adjust her mood. She ponders when she can visit Uncle Li in the hospital.
Silence fills the air when they sit in the car. Han Qilu glances her way and asks, "What's wrong? Is the old man worthy of your sadness?"
Showing emotion doesn't enrage Chuxia. She leans her head against the glass window and watches the scenery pass by. She says later, "There was a moment when my mother took me to Uncle Li. If it wasn't for him, I probably would've died."
Han Qilu suddenly grips the steering wheel tightly.CHAPTER 142 The Most Expensive
Translated by newbienoona
Edited and proofread by anks
No wonder she's sad! Uncle Li is her savior. She really owes debt everywhere! At the speed he drives, they arrive at Fuxing High School quickly. It's the only high school in town.
"Is this a private school?" Han Qilu asks An Chuxia as he stops the car. "Why do they attend classes on Saturdays?" The sound of intermittent reading particularly agitates him.
As she looks at the familiar school, Chuxia's mood returns to normal. She opens the car door and says, "You think every school is like the Royal College?" He looks at her with a look that could kill before getting out. He gawks for almost a minute before Chuxia knocks on his window. He gathers his composure before exiting the car.
Between the dry air and the hot sun, the dizzying feeling hits her as she exits the air conditioned car. She gratefully takes the umbrella Han Qilu offers.
However, she doesn't open the umbrella. Instead, she goes across to an entrance that reads "clinic" in small characters. This is where she can see a doctor. Han Qilu shrugs and decides he'll take her to a big hospital when it's more convenient and on the way to bowling. The clinic must not do well to be so small!
He bends at the waist to enter the clinic. Despite being cramped, the equipment is decent. At least, the facility can treat ordinary illnesses.
"May I please have a bottle of healthy water?" She was a stranger to the clinic since she used Uncle Li's facility. However, she is shocked to see Han Qilu bent over looking for medicine.
After completing her transaction, she gulps the liquid. An uncomfortable burn goes down her throat. It is believed that the healthy water is equivalent to a wine's concentration. Who knows? The only thing she perceives is once she takes a drink, the aching feeling and dizziness are gone. She immediately feels more alive.
She's about to tell Han Qilu they should leave when he catches her wrist, preventing her from leaving. He turns to the doctor and says, "Give me a package of cotton and a bottle of tincture of iodine, your most expensive one."
Sure enough, the rich young master demands the most expensive cotton swabs ==. Insufferable, really! However, she doesn't say a thing. Han Qilu instructs her to sit on the recliner. He carries in his hand a cotton swab with iodine to disinfect her ear.
"There must've been a lot of bacteria on her nail," he says. An Chuxia is aware he disinfects her wound four or five times! But why is she feeling warm all of a sudden? She insists it's because of the healthy water!
After disinfecting, An Chuxia pulls Han Qilu and points to the school. "This is the school I used to attend. Although it's not as big as Stein, the school spirit is top notch!" She is proud to be associated with the school since she was the former student body president.
He gazes at her lightly. He can't figure out why she's proud of this small, broken institution.
"I'm thirsty. Where does one buy a bottle of water in this place?"
An Chuxia can't think of a place close by where he can purchase water. There aren't any snack bars or fast food restaurants close by, with the exception of the small supermarket inside Fuxing High.