Chapter 113: Rebuttal

"What kind of attitude is this? I am your superior! As my assistant nurse, first you don't listen to me, and now you're insulting me? Do you not have any manners?"

"So, you're saying you are well-mannered, even though you are giving your employees a hard time? Plus, you are abusing your powers to get even with another person due to a private grudge, all because I am your boyfriend's ex-girlfriend?" Huo Mian glared at her angrily. Clearly, this had been bugging her for a while.

"You…?" Wu Xiaoxue choked on her own words after hearing what Huo Mian said.

But in all honesty, what Huo Mian said was true. She was, in fact, abusing her power.

A couple of nurse bystanders began to whisper amongst themselves, which made Wu Xiaoxue a little embarrassed.

"What are you all looking at? Do you guys not have work? Get out of here," Wu Xiaoxue looked at the nurses and cursed at them impolitely.

Huang Yue hurried up and pulled Huo Mian away from the scene as well.

"Mian, don't be so angry. Wu Xiaoxue is a spoiled princess. She grew up with a serious sense of superiority and made you her imaginary enemy. He Man probably trash-talked you behind your back, and that's why she's treating you like this. He Man was looking for Wu Xiaoxue yesterday. I'm not sure what she said to Wu Xiaoxue, but she's the kind of woman who wants to watch the world burn."

"I don't care what they talked about. I just can't stand the way Wu Xiaoxue does things. It's just a job, so worse comes worst, I can quit. I don't need to be bullied every day. Head Nurse is also very strict, but at least she is professional. It's over the line for Wu Xiaoxue to abuse her powers like this, I will not have it. A reasonable counterattack is a form of self-protection," Huo Mian spoke in assurance.

Huang Yue nodded in agreement, "Mian, I think you're right. Just because she's the hospital director's niece, it doesn't mean she can do whatever she wants. I can't believe she actually thinks that she is a princess. Look at all her spoiled bad habits. I'm with you on this one. If you really find it hard to bear, you don't have to quit. You can request to be transferred. I heard that South Side Recuperation Center is hiring right now, and you get paid more. However, the job is a little demanding. You know, millionaires reside there for recovery, and they're difficult to deal with."

"It's fine. No point in thinking so much. We'll take it one step at a time." Huo Mian shook her head.

The OB/GYN department's been in pandemonium ever since Wu Xiaoxue was transferred over. Not only was Huo Mian sticking out like a sore thumb, but the other nurses were also tortured by Wu Xiaoxue as well. Everyone's been secretly complaining, and even the head nurse was getting worried.

The head nurse then proceeded to speak with Huo Mian in private. She hoped that Huo Mian could adjust her priorities and ensure her private grudges with Wu Xiaoxue will not affect her job. Huo Mian agreed, but, deep down, she was annoyed.

In the afternoon, Huo Mian checked on a couple of patients, took their temperatures, and gave them their IVs.

As soon as she got back to the clinic, Wu Xiaoxue walked towards her angrily.

"Huo Mian!" she yelled out impolitely.

"What is it now?" Huo Mian knew that nothing good would come out of this.

"You didn't listen to me when I told you to sterilize the OR in the morning. The patient who used the OR afterward is now infected. They're looking for the person that is to be held responsible. You're in big trouble now." Wu Xiaoxue narrowed her brows.

"Why am I in trouble? What does incomplete sterilization have anything to do with me? That's the cleanup crew's issue. Infection after surgery could also be the surgeon's problem. Why would it be a nurse's issue?" Huo Main refuted coldly.

Did Wu Xiaoxue really think she was an idiot that didn't know these basic facts?

"It's everyone's responsibility, and don't think you can get away with it. I will be escalating this issue for sure. The people in the cleaning crew, the surgeon for the second surgery, and an irresponsible nurse like you will all have to get the hell out."

"Are you kidding me, Dr. Wu? Don't stretch the truth. If you really dislike me, I recommend you speak directly to that hospital director uncle of yours. Just tell him that I'm your boyfriend's ex and that you can't stand looking at me. Just fire me, why go through the trouble of pushing responsibilities onto me and affecting all those people? What a stupid tactic."

"I don't care what you say! You can't get away with it. Either way, I will make sure this blows up in your face. You can't get away!" Wu Xiaoxue glared at Huo Mian and smiled viciously.