Fang Qiu was surprised, happy, and full of expectation after knowing from Harry’s call that Harry had set off and that the reviewers from other countries were ready to arrive in China by air.
He didn’t expect that they would come so soon.
Before he submitted his article, he had been prepared that it would be ignored.
Unexpectedly, Medicine and Humans periodical thought highly of his article and especially sent some editors and famous reviewers to verify it. At this, he felt very happy and excited and was full of expectation.
Fang Qiu got up early the next morning and continued to practice his Qi on the grassland beside Central Lake.
However, this time, he was alone there.
It was a battle of his own.
In order not to get other students involved, Fang Qiu told Jiang Miaoyu and other students who followed him to practice Qi to quit the practicing in advance.
As a result, these students really no longer came to the grassland to practice.
Fang Qiu practiced his Qi on the grassland alone.
Because the event caused an uproar, Li Xiucai, the new acting deputy Vice President, who was very tense, had some people keep an eye on Fang Qiu where he practiced his Qi.
As a result, just as Fang Qiu started to practice, the secretary got the news.
Usually, Li Xiucai would get up past seven in the morning, but recently, he got up at five for work because Fang Qiu always got up at five in the morning to practice.
In the teachers’ office, a voice was heard.
The secretary rushed into Li Xiucai’s office just as he made himself a cup of tea and sat down. The secretary said to him, “Fang Qiu went to practice again.”
“What? He went there again?”
Li Xiucai got angry upon hearing the words.
He had not got up at five in the morning for years, and because Fang Qiu did not practice yesterday, he thought he only needed to get up early this morning to see if Fang Qiu would not practice anymore, and then, he could rest easy in his sleep and waited for his promotion as Vice President.
He had not expected that before he achieved his goal, Fang Qiu practiced Qi again.
He was so angry at the moment.
He had guessed everything except that Fang Qiu would be so disobedient.
“Why did he make trouble for me just when I’m going to be promoted?
“Bastard! He is such a bastard!” Li Xiucai cursed to himself.
“Right now, go get him here right now! I must have a chat with him!”
Li Xiucai gave the order in anger.
The secretary, daring not to delay the matter, immediately led some people to Central Lake to look for Fang Qiu.
However, Fang Qiu completely ignored the secretary.
This made the secretary very annoyed.
However, when the secretary thought of how Fang Qiu put down four guards easily and knocked down a closed door with one kick, his heart trembled, and he had to hold back his anger and returned to the Vice President’s office.
“Where is he?” Li Xiucai asked with dissatisfaction when he saw the secretary came back alone without Fang Qiu.
The secretary said with a bitter expression on his face, “Fang Qiu is too arrogant. He said he didn’t know Vice President Li but only knew Vice President Chen.”
Li Xiucai was enraged.
“What did he mean by saying he only knew Chen Yinsheng? Am I not the Vice President?” Li Xiucai thought to himself.
At the same time, after he frustrated Li Xiucai’s secretary, Fang Qiu headed to the canteen for breakfast.
After breakfast, Fang Qiu checked the time and estimated that the expedition team of Medicine and Humans should arrive soon, so, he changed his clothes and went to the airport to receive them.
Anger overwhelmed the office of the Vice President of the camp.
“How dare he, an insignificant student, be so disrespectful to me, a headmaster?”
The voice of anger sounded.
Li Xiucai was very angry.
However, it was not a good solution to expel Fang Qiu now.
Nevertheless, he could punish him.
With this thought, Li Xiucai immediately recalled how Chen Yinsheng dealt with Fang Qiu before, and a cold light flashed within his eyes.
“Call Qi Kaiwen, the Director of the School of Chinese Medicine, right now! Tell him that he must cancel the scores of Fang Qiu’s exit exam, and from today on, Fang Qiu must attend class. According to the rules, he would be expelled if he cut certain classes.”
On hearing the words, the secretary said, “Good idea.”
His eyes lit up, and he continued, “It’s wrong for us to expel him without a reason, but if he makes mistakes himself, it will have nothing to do with us. Besides, if he is expelled due to his own mistakes, the public could not blame us for this. This is really a brilliant idea.”
After saying this, the secretary immediately called Qi Kaiwen.
At the same time, Li Xiucai also picked up the phone on the table and called Su Mudong, the Director of First Affiliated Hospital of University of Jiangjing Chinese Medicine.
Su Mudong, who was doing morning exercise, answered the phone.
“Are you Director Su Mudong?” Li Xiucai asked.
He then added, “I’m Li Xiucai, the acting deputy Vice President of University of Jiangjing Chinese Medicine.”
Su Mudong was confused and asked carefully, “Is there anything I can help you?”
Li Xiucai answered, “I want you to expel a freshman named Fang Qiu. He is a student who should study hard in college. Isn’t it ridiculous to have him treat patients in the hospital?”
“What do you mean exactly?” Su Mudong asked with a frown.
“I want you to expel Fang Qiu!”
Li Xiucai repeated in a serious tone.
Su Mudong laughed.
“There is no reason, but you have to expel him.”
Li Xiucai was kind of angry.
It appeared to him that Su Mudong pretended not to understand his words.
“Why should I do that?” Su Mudong asked again.
“Because I’m the Vice President of University of Jiangjing Chinese Medicine now!”
Li Xiucai shouted.
“Oh, oh, yes.”
Su Mudong nodded in succession and said in a joking tone, “President Li, if you hadn’t mentioned it, I would have forgotten that you’re the acting deputy Vice President.”
Su Mudong said the word “acting” in an extremely heavy tone.
“As I can remember,” Su Mudong added before Li Xiucai could reply, “the acting deputy Vice President is responsible for handling the big events that happen in the college but doesn’t have absolute authority. It seems that you’re being too pleased on the position that you commanded me before your promotion.”
Li Xiucai rendered speechless upon hearing the words.
He had not expected that Su Mudong would go against his order.
“I can’t expel Fang Qiu before you’re promoted as Vice President.”
Su Mudong snorted and continued, “Besides, I would kindly advise you to keep a low key during the time when you’re the acting deputy Vice President; otherwise, the leaders of all the departments of the college would present a joint letter to the higher authority. By then, you may lose your position as the acting deputy Vice President, let alone become a Vice President.”
After saying this, he hung up the phone directly.
Li Xiucai was dumbfounded.
He couldn’t believe that he was rebuked and threatened just now.
What’s worse, he could not defend himself because what Su Mudong said was true.
The acting deputy Vice President did not possess the absolute power of the Vice President and only had the power to assist the head of the college to handle the college affairs.
The word “acting” meant he was an internship for the job after all, and whether he could become the Vice President was up to the leaders of the college. If over half of the leaders objected his promotion, he could not be the Vice President at all.
On hearing that Su Mudong hung up the phone, Li Xiucai was so enraged that he almost threw away his phone.
The secretary, who just finished the call, entered Li Xiucai’s office and said in a bitter tone, “Qi Kaiwen said you were just the acting deputy Vice President and were unqualified to command him and that even the Vice President had no right to order him to cancel a student’s exit exam results. He also said…”
“What he said?” Li Xiucai asked with bloodshot eyes.
“He also said you were too overbearing to give the order beyond your power as the acting deputy Vice President. He asked you if you didn’t want to be promoted.”
When the secretary uttered the last sentence, his expression changed.
Li Xiucai’s mouth twisted with anger, and he said with his fists clenched tightly, “Wait and see, all of you!”
The secretary had a bitter expression on his face.
He thought Li Xiucai the most cowardly and useless acting deputy Vice President.
He also had a feeling that the college was a den of those who all defended Fang Qiu!
At the airport of the Jiangjing City.
The seven people of the expedition team of the periodical met each other at the airport of the capital before going to Jiangjing City by air.
Fang Qiu waited at the airport and did not see them until eight in the morning.
“Are you a student of University of Jiangjing Chinese Medicine?” Harry, the leader of the team, asked with a smile when he saw Fang Qiu.
“Yes.” Fang Qiu immediately nodded in response.
“Are you Mr. Fang Qiu’s students?” asked Harry again.
“Actually, I’m no other than Fang Qiu,” Fang Qiu replied with a smile.
Harry was dazed, so were the other six reviewers and editors that follow him.
As they had thought, the author of such a great article should be a famous and excellent Chinese Medicine doctor. However, the man in front of them looked so young and was just a student.
“Are you saying that you’re Fang Qiu?” asked Harry in disbelief.
Fang Qiu answered in fluent English.
“Oh my God.”
Harry and the six people with him surrounded Fang Qiu in disbelief and looked him up and down.
“How did you create that article? How long did it take you to finish it?” asked Harry.
“Well, I simply wrote down what was in my mind, and it took me a whole night to write it down. Plus the time I spent in studying how to write an article, it totally took me about 15 hours to finish it,” replied Fang Qiu.
Upon hearing the words, the seven people were astonished.
It had taken him just 15 hours to learn how to write an article, study the paper format, and finish writing it?
It was a miracle!
In great surprise, the seven people exchanged a glance with each other and exhaled in a long breath.
“Fang Qiu, are you free now? Since we have specially taken this trip here to verify the opinions and techniques you wrote in your article, we need to do an experiment without any accident and under our lead. Are you ok with it?” Harry asked in a serious tone.
Originally, Harry had come to the city for a vacation with the thought of verifying the opinions in the article at his convenience. However, the moment he saw Fang Qiu, he decided to take the experiment seriously because Fang Qiu was simply too young.
Once his opinions were verified, Fang Qiu would be a new talent in the medical field.
Under such a situation, he dared not to relax himself in the fear that he would affect Fang Qiu.
Fang Qiu nodded and continued, “I’m ready to go with you at any time.”
Harry nodded and said, “Let’s buy the flight ticket to Chengwu City now.”
Like Jiangjing City, Chengwu City was also a provincial capital.
Because someone of Chengwu City once published an academic paper about Western medicine on Medicine and Humans, Harry connected with that person before he came to China and had everything properly arranged. Therefore, they headed to the hospital where that person worked.
“Fang Qiu, I have to make it clear and solemn with you again, about this experiment, we’ll select the hospital, equipment, and patients all on our own while you’re responsible for treating the patients, are you clear?”
Harry confirmed with Fang Qiu again.
“Yes, of course.”
Fang Qiu nodded with a smile.
After that, they boarded the plane to Chengwu City.