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The GM is immediately moved to tears as he looks at the backs of the couple as they leave the restaurant. "Madame, people will speak highly of you!!!"
Walking out excitedly, An Chuxia spills orange juice everywhere as the glass in her hand bounces. It spills on the general manager's hair, giving "drenched chicken" a new meaning. Next to the GM is a waitstaff, frantically searching for a towel to help the GM dry off. However, he refuses. He raises an eyebrow and says clearly, "Go quickly. Why are you rubbing? What is this? What do you call this… what?"
Laughter bursts in the restaurant. The clamor returns after Han Qilu leaves the silent dining area.
An Chuxia finishes her orange juice as they sit in Han Qilu's car. She's worried about taking the juice glass back. They're already back in the car, but will Qilu allow her to return the glass? More than likely, not. If she wouldn't will the friendly GM blame her? He shouldn't… he shouldn't blame her.
But in her heart, she will always feel weird about it. It's like she owes them something.
"Let's go!" She snaps out of her thoughts as soon as Han Qilu stops the vehicle. She looks outside of the window. She is surprised to see they've driven to Xiao Hospital. Finally, it's not owned by the Hans but the Xiaos… is this Xiao Mingluo's family's hospital? Can the world possibly be this small?
"This is owned by Mingluo's family. The technology here is one of the best both domestically and internationally. I took you here to have your allergies checked. Get out." Han Qilu says. His statement sounds benign, but to her, he sounds infinitely confused. For such a mundane allergy, why would he take her to a top hospital?
Should a mosquito be killed with an ox chopper?
Suddenly, a knock resonates on the glass window. A faint voice from the outside says, "Sir, parking isn't permitted here." The insulation inside the car is so good, the only reason the voice from the outside is heard is because the hospital's security guard is loud.
Frowning, Qilu presses a button and the glass rolls down slowly. The security guard recognizes Han Qilu and is immediately silent, looking deathly pale. "It's young master Han… Are you here for an examination?" Regarding the parking… security doesn't say a word.
He opens the car door and bends at the waist. Chuxia also gets out of the car. Her lips are still itchy, and strangely uncomfortable.
Han Qilu can see she doesn't like the itchy sensation. He rolls his eyes and scolds. "How don't you know you have a shellfish allergy and eat the lobster? Do you know some people's allergies make them go into shock, and eventually cause their death? Did you know you almost lost your life because of you gluttony?"
She knows he's scolding her for her own good. She doesn't talk back but she replies slowly, "I didn't know I am allergic to seafood!"
Han Qilu stops mid-stride. "You mean you had lobsters before and didn't have an allergic reaction? Well, I'll immediately let that restaurant know… ."
"No!" She quickly stops Han Qilu, waving her hand and explains. "I've never eaten seafood before… ."
Her mother taught and had odd jobs everywhere, and had barely enough pay to sustain their household. During New Year celebrations, they aren't necessarily able to eat small fish, let alone spare cash to buy shellfish. This is the first time she has ever eaten lobster!CHAPTER 160 Mankuai
Translated by newbienoona
Edited and proofread by anks
Han Qilu remains silent. He looks deeply into her eyes before leading her by the hand into the hospital.
After the hospital chief gives her a thorough examination, he concludes she has a mild shellfish allergy. After giving her topical ointment and several antihistamine pills, Han Qilu relaxes.
"As for you?" An Chuxia's disposition is funny and bubbly. He does a full-body CT, and an ultrasound of her heart. The color doppler shows a couple of surprising results. Despite Qilu's impatience, he, too, is tense. Why does seeing her heart makes him feel strange?
"The next time you want to eat shellfish, take some antihistamines beforehand. Avoid eating them as much as possible. But if you eat and feel your lips swelling, don't touch your lips. It's going through anaphylaxis." Looking her over and deciding she's fine, the chief lowers his head and signs the prescription. She looks at what is written. She's unable to clearly recognize the characters on the pad.
The legendary doctor scribbles words like flying dragons and dancing phoenixes to protect the patient from their line of sight, but it's a poor excuse for writing ineligibly!
The chief asks the nurse to come in. He hands the prescription directly to Han Qilu. "Take this and leave your little sweetheart here." As soon as instructions are given, Qilu hurriedly walks to the pharmacy.
Shrugging, she apologetically looks at the chief and says, "He doesn't really mean for you to attend to me, Chief. He's quite impolite. Please do not be offended."
After hearing her apology, the Chief gawks. Then, he sizes her up. His line of sight is suddenly pulled far away, seemingly lost in his thoughts.
"Chief?" She doubts whether she is the one who has misspoken and made him fall into silence. She reaches out in front of him.
An Chuxia wakes the chief up from his stupor. He smiles before adjusting his eyeglasses. He says in all sincerity, "I'm sorry. Your words reminded me of a patient who said the exact words, and it made me recollect. Back then, this child also brought a girl over. I know I probably shouldn't be asking this, but I want to know what happened."
Her hand stiffens. She knows "this child" refers to Han Qilu, but who's his female friend? Right, wouldn't it be… She lets out a dry cough. Her facial features don't change. "Would the girl happen to be Mo Xinwei?"
The chief shakes his head after a brief thought. "If I remember, Mo Xinwei was also present. However, the female friend Han Qilu brought here is named Xiang Mankuai. She's a rising star and was recently on TV. She, too, has a shellfish allergy. However, her allergy is more serious. It causes her to go into shock. If they came in any later, her prognosis wouldn't have been good. Master Han, at that time, was very anxious. After he called, he pinched my neck to make sure she got her medicine. It's why the incident left a profound mark in my memory."
Xiang Mankuai… she's never heard her name before. Uncle Han never mentioned her by name. However, the chief's expression is quite strange.
"What do you want to ask?" He has a blank expression on his face. The chief coughs before asking her in a serious tone. "What is your relationship with young master Han? I don't know if I should ask you my next question."