The Second Marriage Was Spoiled By The Boss - Chapter 11.3
Edited by Dawn
On the way home, Chen Xu suddenly felt a particular pain in her leg. When she took a closer look, it turned out that her skin on the outside of the lower leg under the knee was a little red and inflamed.
Before, she was going to find a kindergarten doctor to apply some medicine, but later on, she took Tong Tong to participate in all kinds of competitions while scurrying all over the playground, so she forgot about it.
Maybe it was hot and sweaty, so the wound got red and swollen and eventually inflamed.
There was a hospital two stops away from the school, and Chen Xu decided to go there for now. Tong Tong had been coughing a bit for the past two days, so she asked the doctor to prescribe some topical drops, along with some cough syrup for Tong Tong.
“Mom, aren’t we going home?” Tong Tong saw that the route was wrong and curiously asked Chen Xu.
“En. Let’s go to the hospital first and get some medicine and cough syrup.”
“Isn’t that hospital only for lunatics? Tong Tong doesn’t want to go there!” Tong Tong tugged on Chen Xu’s hand and refused to go forward.
Chen Xu was amused, kids nowadays were too smart. That hospital was indeed famous for its psychiatric specialty, but it also had a general department. Prescribing some anti-inflammatory drops and cough syrup was still no problem.
At any rate, after giving Tong Tong a piece of her mind, Tong Tong’s mind was finally made clear, and soon, Chen Xu held her son’s small hand and continued to walk towards the hospital.
Hospital Inpatient Department, room 1217.
Zhang Qian sat on a chair next to a hospital bed, and on the chair next to him sat a middle-aged woman with a sad face.
Both Zhang Qian and the middle-aged woman’s eyes stared at the young boy lying on the bed. The boy was young, only in his early twenties, and at the moment, his eyes were closed and his breathing was deep and long, clearly asleep.
“Auntie, Fei Fei has fallen asleep. You should have a rest as well. I have already said hello to the department head and the attending doctor, and I will pay attention to Fei Fei. Don’t worry.” Zhang Qian softly advised the middle-aged woman.
The middle-aged woman looked at Zhang Qian blankly, and her tone was stiff and numb. “How can I feel reassured? Wasn’t it already diagnosed? Schizophrenia…your grandfather had this disease, your uncle as well, and now, it is his turn…fate, this is all fate.”
“Auntie, mental illnesses can be treated, as long as… “
Before Zhang Qian finished his words, he was interrupted by the middle-aged woman angrily, “Treatment? What disease can’t be treated? Treatment is one thing, whether it can be cured or not is another! Don’t you know how your uncle died?”
Her eyes widened because of anger and despair, looking fixedly at Zhang Qian, emphasizing every word, “Your Zhang family should never have existed! Why get married and have children when you are filled with mental illnesses! If I had known about the mental illness of your Zhang family, how could I have married your uncle?”
She whimpered, wiping her eyes with the back of her hand, “And now I’ve harmed my son…my wretched son.”
Bearing her anger and torture, Zhang Qian’s face was as gentle and calm as ever, with no trace of impatience.
“Auntie, I’ll take care of the treatment. You don’t have to stress,” he went over to the table and poured a glass of water before handing it to the middle-aged woman, “I will let Fei Fei receive the most professional treatment. As long as his condition can be controlled, he can continue his studies. In the future, he can even work and live like a normal person.”
“And what if you can’t control it?” The middle-aged woman was still crying. “Ah Qian, I’m really scared, your ancestors have been suffering from this disease for four or five generations. Your uncle fell ill in his forties, but Fei Fei is only twenty. How could he …”
She cried so much that she could not speak.
When he left the hospital room and walked into the elevator, the cries seemed to haunt Zhang Qian’s ears, making his chest tighten.
Great-grandfathers, grandfathers, uncles, cousins… generation after generation, the curse of genetics was incredibly chilling.
The elevator soon arrived on the first floor, with Zhang Qian following people out the elevator.
Walking towards the first-floor lobby, Zhang Qian was about to turn left when he met Chen Xu.
Chen Xu was leading a little boy towards the lobby. Her hair was tied up. Her face was without makeup, clean and fair. Quite eye-catching.
Zhang Qian nodded and smiled at Chen Xu. “What a coincidence. Did you come to the hospital to see a doctor?”
“En, I came to prescribe some medicine.” Chen Xu said with a smile. She found that there seemed to be a touch of melancholy between Zhang Qian’s eyes, and he didn’t look too happy.
“Uncle, my mother’s leg is hurt!” Tong Tong suddenly chimed in. He looked up at Zhang Qian and pointed towards Chen Xu’s thigh to show him. “Mom took part in the sports meeting and her leg was broken. It hurts so much.”
Only then did Zhang Qian notice that Chen Xu was wearing a pair of sports shorts. The two long legs that were exposed were white and symmetrical. Slim and healthy.
However, there were long strips of bruises on both sides of the legs, just like a piece of beautiful jade was damaged, which made people feel sorry.
“How did this come about?” Zhang Qian bent down to chat with Tong Tong. “How did your mother hurt her leg?”
The little boy had big eyes like black grapes and white skin like Chen Xu, as well as a high nose with soft lines, which was also like Chen Xu. He was a handsome and lovely baby.
Zhang Qian liked him as soon as he saw him.
“Dad promised to come to the sports meeting, but he didn’t come, so…”
Seeing that Tong Tong was about to start from the beginning, Chen Xu hurriedly interrupted her son and smiled and said to Zhang Qian, “It’s just a scratch. Boss Zhang, you must be busy so I won’t waste your time.”
She didn’t want to talk to Zhang Qian about her matters and she was in a hurry to register, so she just wanted to say hello to him and leave.
Zhang Qian understood. “In a hurry? You haven’t registered yet, have you?”
“Yes.” Because her mind was seen through by Zhang Qian, Chen Xu was a little embarrassed.
“Go quickly.” Zhang Qian then waved to her.
Chen Xu looked for a chair to help Tong Tong sit down and when she turned her head, she just happened to see Zhang Qian’s back.
Since it was an off day, he was dressed casually in a simple black t-shirt and navy blue jeans. His arms were exposed while his muscles were streamlined. He looked strong.
The jeans were straight, which showed that his legs were long and strong. Chen Xu noticed that Zhang Qian also had a charming butt.
‘He should be working out regularly.’ Chen Xu thought to herself that there was a big difference between the Zhang Qian who wore a t-shirt and jeans and the Zhang Qian who wore a shirt and trousers at the wine party that day.
Zhang Qian, who wore a shirt and trousers, looked too elite and felt distant. As for the Zhang Qian, who wore t-shirt and jeans, was a bit more casual and unruly, more manly, and more approachable.
Because she came late, Chen Xu registered very far back, and there were dozens of people in front of her so she had to wait for at least an hour.
Fortunately, after having lunch in kindergarten, Chen Xu was in no hurry. She took a picture book from her bag and looked at it with Tong Tong.
Half an hour later, Zhang Qian came down from the office of the chief doctor upstairs and passed the lobby on the first floor again.
The department of pediatrics was in the southeast corner of the first floor. Zhang Qian glanced over there from afar.
Just a glance, he saw Tong Tong and Chen Xu in the crowd. Both of them were sitting on the bench against the wall. Chen Xu leaned her head against the wall and, Tong Tong bowed his head to read a book.
Zhang Qian stopped and looked at it for half a minute. Chen Xu was still leaning her head against the wall, motionless.
Are you asleep? Or is there something wrong with you? Zhang Qian frowned and decided to go over to take a look.
Seeing Zhang Qian walking over, Tong Tong recognized him and smiled at him with a row of small white teeth. “Uncle! My mom’s asleep.”
Sure enough, Chen Xu fell asleep. She held the registration number in one hand and grasped Tong Tong’s shoulder in one hand, sleeping soundly with her eyes closed, her eyes relaxed.
Why are you so tired? You can fall asleep while waiting for a call at the hospital? Zhang Qian couldn’t help but shake his head while smiling.
Looking at the registration list that Chen Xu was holding in her hand, and then at the call order on the electronic screen, Zhang Qian sat down on the empty chair next to Tong Tong.
There’s only ten more to go before it was Chen Xu’s turn. He was afraid that she had overslept and skipped her turn.
“Your name is Lu Jiatong, right?” Zhang Qian asked Tong Tong with a smile.
Tong Tong’s big eyes were wide open. “How do you know?”
“I figured it out by snapping my fingers.” Zhang Qian teased Tong Tong. “Were Uncle’s calculations accurate?”
Tong Tong looked at Zhang Qian, then at the registration slip in Chen Xu’s hand, and pouted, “Uncle, you liar.”
“Oh?” Zhang Qian pretended to be innocent. “Why are you calling me a liar?”
“You saw the note in my mom’s hand, it had my name on it,” Tong Tong said seriously.
“Ha… how clever.” Zhang Qian reached out and patted Tong Tong’s little head. “Uncle was teasing you, but you found out.”
“Uncle, my mom is asleep,” Tong Tong said to Zhang Qian wisely, “Let’s stop talking and not wake her up.”
“Okay.” Zhang Qian nodded.
As a result, they were quiet for less than a minute before Tong Tong could not help but talk again.
“Uncle, do you know how my mother’s leg was injured?”
“I don’t know. Would you like to tell me about it?”
“When my dad didn’t come to kindergarten, my mom ran with me in her arms, and hurt her leg,” Tong Tong compared.
Zhang Qian didn’t understand at all. “Was it running? When your kindergarten held a sports meeting, your mother took you for a run and hurt her leg?”
“Right! Uncle, you’re so smart.” Tong Tong praised Zhang Qian. “As smart as I am.”
Zhang Qian smiled, but he still didn’t understand how running could bruise her legs like that.
“How did you guys run?” He asked Tong Tong.
“We sat on the ground and ran with our arms.” Tong Tong’s arm was being dragged by Chen Xu all the time while he was gesturing with the other hand.
Zhang Qian understood that it was fun running, running with both arms on the ground.
“That is quite tiring.” Zhang Qian stroked Tong Tong’s hair and said sincerely, “Your mother is strong.”
“Hmm!” Tong Tong nodded hard. “My mom is better than those dads! All the other kids ran with their dads, but my mom’s the only one who’s a girl!”
“Yes, your mother is really good.” Zhang Qian’s gaze crossed Tong Tong towards Chen Xu.
Chen Xu’s sleeping face was serene, she looked calm, her eyebrows were relaxed, and she didn’t seem to have any worries in mind. It could not be seen that she had used her thin body to support a child, competing with a group of men in the sports field.
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