Chapter 600: I Don’t Want to Have My Pulse Taken, I Want to Go to the Hospital
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“Uncle Wen, Aunt Ning doesn’t seem too well. We must seize the time and send her to the hospital immediately. Otherwise, the consequences would be dire!” Xia Ruya exclaimed, staring at Ning Shuqian struggling on the ground. She was filled with an ominous feeling.
She was suddenly reminded of Wen Xinya telling her, “Sure, if you’d like to remain tight-lipped. I’m afraid you won’t get to come up with a convincing explanation to defend yourself!”
At this thought, Xia Ruya’s blood coagulated and she felt as if she had been placed in a freezer. She felt so cold that she continued to quiver uncontrollably.
She started off by making Old Mr. Wen suspect Ning Shuqian, causing Ning Shuqian to be too afraid to act. She then tried to use Luo Le to express her opinion about Ning Shuqian’s pregnancy. Once Old Mr. Wen raised suspicions, Ning Shuqian’s “baby” would become a ticking time bomb. Her baby was the only thing that she could use to keep Wen Haowen devoted to her.
Wen Xinya’s meticulous plan finally worked out as she lured Xia Ruya and Ning Shuqian into her trap, making her reach a point of no return.
She did not expect that Wen Xinya did not need evidence at all. All she needed was a suitable timing.
Her coming-of-age ceremony was the best opportunity.
She pushed Ning Shuqian in public and made her become the subject of gossip.
It turned out that was what Wen Xinya meant by saying that she did not need any evidence.
She felt a sudden chilliness that penetrated through her body. It had never occurred to her that Wen Xinya would come up with such a vicious move. After all, dirty linen should not be washed in public. It would be a huge disgrace to the Wen Family if Ning Shuqian’s fake pregnancy was exposed.
She did not save any face for the Wen Family at all!
Xia Ruya hurriedly urged Wen Haowen. “Uncle Wen, hurry and send Aunt Ning to the hospital!”
She could not let Wen Xinya’s plan succeed. Once they go to the hospital, the situation would be within their control and Wen Xinya’s plan would fall through.
Wen Haowen snapped out of his trance and picked her up in her arms, in a bid to leave the banquet hall for the hospital.
Xia Ruya heaved a sigh of relief, glad to see that the situation was finally under control.
Ning Shuqian also heaved a sigh of relief. She released her grip on Wen Haowen’s shirt and said, “Haowen, I really feel terrible. Hurry and send me to the hospital.”
Ning Shuqian was smug and thrilled about it, though the pain and swelling in her back and ankles still made her resent Wen Xinya.
Wen Xinya finally got a grip on her emotions and looked at Du Shinan, who was standing not too far away from them. She dashed forward and grabbed Du Shinan’s hand. “Grandpa Du, Aunt Ning has slipped and fallen. She looks so pale and she can’t speak a single word. Please take a look at her condition!”
Du Shinan quickly comforted her. “Lass, don’t worry. I’ll take her pulse.”
Du Shinan then strode towards Ning Shuqian and took her pulse. Although he despised Ning Shuqian, Wen Xinya was embroiled in the matter and hence, it had to be taken seriously.
Xia Ruya was suddenly dumbfounded. Pushing Ning Shuqian down and staging an act was only the first step of her plan. Making use of the godly Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner Du Shinan was her ultimate plan. Although Ning Shuqian was an expert at manipulating others, she could not grasp Wen Xinya’s heart.
She had lost the battle completely.
Wen Xinya had played her out and she did not know it at all.
Wen Haowen was overjoyed to have the prestigious and esteemed Du Shinan take Ning Shuqian’s pulse. It was an incredible honor and he was certain that Ning Shuqian would be fine.
Ning Shuqian’s lips trembled and she subconsciously said, “My body is alright. I didn’t fall on my stomach. I merely sprained my back and my ankle. I don’t need to have my pulse taken.”
She could not let Du Shinan take her pulse, absolutely not!
However, her explanation seemed to have become weak in front of Wen Xinya’s pretense. No one believed that she was alright.
Thinking that she was just afraid that he would be worried, Wen Haowen hurriedly comforted her. “Shuqian, don’t be afraid. Master Du is an esteemed Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner. He’s much more skilled than other doctors. You and the baby will both be fine.”
“Haowen, Master Du is the best Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner in the industry. My minor injury does not warrant Master Du’s effort to take my pulse. We’d better go to the hospital! Haowen, I’m begging you!” Ning Shuqian exclaimed, feeling as if the pain in her back had radiated through her entire body. Even the pain in her ankle was unbearable. Cold sweat broke out on her forehead and she turned as pale as a sheet. She grimaced, wishing she could fly to the hospital.
Wen Haowen felt her body stiffen in his arms. Staring at her contorted face and her trickling drops of sweat, Wen Haowen knew that she was seriously injured. “Shuqian, quit the nonsense. You must spare a thought for the baby too.”
Ning Shuqian was at a sudden loss for words. Droplets of sweat continued to stream down her forehead.
Du Shinan stared at Ning Shuqian with a frown on his face. “An ankle sprain is a minor injury, but a back sprain is not.”
Du Shinan’s words made Ning Shuqian break out into cold sweat while the pain in her back debilitated. Pretending to be pitiful and aggrieved, she tugged at his shirt and said, “I’m really alright. I don’t want to have my pulse taken… I don’t want to take the bitter herbal soups. Haowen… I want to go to the hospital. Take me to the hospital!”
At a complete loss for what to do, Xia Ruya chimed in. “Uncle Wen, we’d better take Aunt Ning to the hospital. Her stomach is unwell and she can’t tolerate bitter herbal soups. In order to nurse her pregnancy, she previously took Traditional Chinese Medicine every single day. She even vomited and got the runs every day!”
Seeing how resistant Ning Shuqian was towards Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wen Haowen began to consider taking Ning Shuqian to the hospital instead. However, he was stuck in a dilemma after considering the fact that it was a rare chance for Du Shinan to take her pulse.
Du Shinan frowned and remained silent. If it weren’t because of Wen Xinya, he would not have agreed to help Ning Shuqian.
Noticing that Wen Haowen seemed to have wavered, Xia Ruya decided to strike the iron while it was hot. “Uncle Wen, Aunt Ning seems to be feeling terrible. We can’t delay any further.”
Wen Xinya said, “Father, we’d better hurry and let Grandpa Du take Aunt Ning’s pulse. Aunt Ning seems to be unwell! It’ll take one hour to get to the hospital from here. I don’t know if Aunt Ning can wait…”
She could not bring herself to complete the rest of her sentence.
Wen Haowen’s face grew sullen and he stared at Du Shinan respectfully. “Master Du, please help my wife take her pulse.”
Du Shinan stepped forward.