Chapter 176: Prey
"Yes, there is, but I'm only making guesses right now."
"Do you want me to take care of it for you?"
Huo Mian shook her head, "It's a battle between women, let me handle it myself. I don't want to be the dumb wife who always hides behind her husband."
Huo Mian's careless words oddly lifted Qin Chu's mood.
"So you do know that I'm your husband?" He sounded cold on the surface but was overjoyed deep down.
"Uhm… My head still hurts a lot." Huo Mian didn't know what to say, so she pretended that her wound was in pain again.
"Have you done a check-up yet? Maybe you sustained an internal injury?" Qin Chu was worried.
"I have, there's nothing wrong with it. It's just a flesh wound."
"Then you should lie down for a bit, I have to take care of some documents."
After Qin Chu helped Huo Mian onto the sofa, he worked on his laptop beside her.
He prepared to take her out for food later.
However, on the other side of town, after the video surfaced, the hospital was seriously affected.
When Wu Xiaoxue got off work, there were several raw eggs thrown onto her BMW, and she was so angry that she wanted to swear.
"Bunch of dumbasses, this has nothing to do with me! It's Huo Mian's fault, why are they bullying me?"
"Maybe they found out that you were the on-call doctor that night," said Ning Zhiyuan.
"No, I've to think of something. I can't let them direct the blame to me."
Then, Ning Zhiyuan and Wu Xiaoxue headed home together.
That night, Wu Xiaoxue recorded a video and posted it in the forum. She cried about how hard it was for her - how she didn't ditch work on purpose, and that she was pregnant and couldn't stay up too late in fear that it would harm her baby.
Anyways, Wu Xiaoxue posted the video for the sole purpose of taking the blame off of herself.
Then, Wu Xiaoxue spent money and bought forum users to reason for her. Excuses included 'pregnant women are the most important', or 'it's so hard for pregnant women', and so on.
Then, she steered people's blame back at Huo Mian.
- Meanwhile, inside the private room of some nightclub -
Su Yu and a few other rich heirs were drinking and singing karaoke when someone amongst those present talked about the incident enthusiastically.
After Su Yu saw the video Wu Xiaoxue posted, he said, "She sure knows how to shake off the blame."
"Huh, are you saying that if that nurse also comes out with that excuse, the public will also view her in a better light? Should she also say that she's pregnant?"
"If everyone used the same excuse, then it's up to the people to believe it. I don't know if the hospital would push that nurse to come forth and admit her crimes in the end, but I hear the hospital has already tried very hard to suppress this," another rich heir added.
"The hospital doesn't have the ability to suppress the media," Su Yu slowly said as he held up a wine glass, swirling it in his hand.
"Su, are you saying that there's someone helping that nurse, or helping the hospital?"
Su Yu only lifted the corners of his mouth and no longer spoke…
Just then, a cute, innocent-looking girl walked over and dug her head into Su Yu's shoulders with affection.
"I remember telling you to not to use perfume when you're seeing me," Su Yu frowned as he looked at the girl with disdain.
"Young Master Su, I'm sorry. I was at the press release of my new movie today, so…"
"I don't want to hear excuses, go away." Su Yu waved his hand, and forcefully pushed the girl aside, causing her to fall to the floor.
"Ahem… you sure know how to treat the ladies with affection," laughed a man on the side.
"Treat ladies with affection? That's not my style." Then, Su Yu devilishly smiled as he walked away, stepping on the girl's fingers as he did.
The girl's face turned pale from the pain, but she didn't dare to make a sound, because she knew nothing good would come of her if she offended the sugar-daddy.
Plus, everyone in the circle knew that Su Yu had violent tendencies.
"Whoa, seems like Young Master Su has changed his prey," a few rich heirs teased on the side.
Su Yu held up his wine glass and looked out the window at the night scene, a hidden depth filling his eyes.
Qin Chu took Huo Mian out for dinner after he finished work. Afterward, he called Director Wu when he went to the washroom.
Huo Mian didn't know what they spoke about, as she only knew that when Qin Chu came back, he said, "Don't worry about the hospital anymore, I've clearly stated that we will negotiate with the patient and her family members."
"Are you planning to compensate them?" Huo Mian was somewhat worried.