Chapter 578 Help My Junior Fellow Apprentice Come to the World Early
Hearing Xu Miaolin’s words, Fang Qiu grinned. He stared at Xu Miaolin and asked, “As a teacher, aren’t you giving your student something?”
“I’ve already given it to you!”
Xu Miaolin threw up his hands.
Fang Qiu was bewildered and asked, “What did you give me?”
“Can you recall the day when we met for the second time?” Xu Miaolin asked.
“Of course I can.”
Fang Qiu nodded.
“Think about it carefully. What did I give you at that time?” Xu Miaolin questioned.
“The Theory of Bonesetting?” answered Fang Qiu.
“Yeah. That’s it!”
Xu Miaolin snickered and said, “I gave the Theory of Bonesetting to you. Who can you blame if you can’t understand it?”
“Well, you won.”
Fang Qiu smiled wryly.
Despite that, he thought to himself, “In fact, I did understand the Theory of Bonesetting!”
“By the way,” Xu Miaolin suddenly remarked as if thinking of something, “come and have dinner at my house tonight.”
Fang Qiu was nonplussed.
“It’s not my treat. But never mind. Remember to bring your girlfriend with you,” Xu Miaolin added as an afterthought.
Fang Qiu agreed without hesitation.
After returning the book, Fang Qiu went back to the dormitory. He took out his mobile phone and checked the WeChat group of the Young Chinese Medicine Doctor only to find that the group was still filled with complaints.
“It’s Friday now, and the show crew hasn’t told us to go to the capital yet. What are they thinking?”
“Though they’ve mentioned that this episode would probably be a live telecast, they should at least inform us, the contestants, when it has been determined, right?”
“And the rules. Up to now, we still don’t know the rules in these episodes. How can we participate in the competition when we have no idea what the rules are?”
All kinds of grumbles kept coming out one after another.
However, as just everyone was roasting fiercely, an avatar that seldom appeared suddenly popped up.
“Report your arrivals at the same hotel in the same place at eight o’clock tomorrow night!”
At the sight of this message, the others in the chat group were startled at first.
Then, upon taking a closer look, they found out that the person who sent this message was Director Li Huawen!
“Gee, Director, you finally showed up.”
“Director, I’ve been waiting for your message for ages!”
“Hey, what on earth does your program team want to do?”
“Are you going to make a big move?”
“Begging for inside information!”
Except for Fang Qiu, the other nine people continued to issue their opinions in the WeChat group.
Yet, to answer their request of “Begging for the inside story”, Director Li Huawen immediately sent another message—”That’s interesting!”
“This is a heavy blow from the director!”
“I’m spitting blood.”
“@Li Huawen, Director, don’t be so cold. We’ll get hurt if you keep acting like this!”
Watching the discussion on WeChat, Fang Qiu couldn’t help feeling a little curious.
“What on earth has the program team had in store for us?
“Even if it is a live broadcast, the notice shouldn’t be held back until it’s so late. Besides, in addition to the gathering place, we know nothing about the last episode of the program.
“We even don’t know the rules when we are competing in the final.
“What the hell is the program crew doing?”
Well, what the 10 contestants didn’t know was that at this time, the people who returned to the program team in the capital from 10 different places were now going back to the studio at the Central Television Building.
The place where the 10 groups of people went was where the 10 contestants had been seeing patients for three consecutive days before.
After they came back, the program team immediately buried themselves in work and began to frantically edit the materials collected by the 10 groups!
At 5:30 p.m., Fang Qiu looked at the clock. It was almost the opening time of the school canteen. Xu Miaolin also just got off work. In case Jiang Miaoyu went to dine in the canteen without knowing the dinner invitation, Fang Qiu immediately made a phone call to her.
Jiang Miaoyu picked up the phone and said, “Are you missing me now?”
“Yes, I think about you every day.”
Fang Qiu laughed.
“Hmph!” Jiang Miaoyu snorted and said, “If you really miss me, how could you leave me alone all day?”
“So now I’m coming to you.”
Fang Qiu smiled awkwardly and said, “Let’s have dinner together.”
Jiang Miaoyu nodded at once and asked, “Where are we going to eat?”
“Professor Xu’s place.”
Fang Qiu added, “Highly-skilled Doctor Chu’s treat.”
Jiang Miaoyu was dazed.
How could she, as an apprentice of Highly-skilled Doctor Chu, not know that her master was giving her a treat?
“You just finished your class. Your master can’t really run into your classroom and tell you this, can he?”
Fang Qiu seemed to have thought of this and so explained, “When I went to the library, Xu Miaolin told me this. He also said that I must bring you to dinner as well. Otherwise, I don’t need to go at all.”
Jiang Miaoyu was amused.
“Of course it’s true. Where are you now? I’ll go picking you up,” asked Fang Qiu.
“Well, I just arrived at the dormitory. Wait for me at the school gate. I’ll be right there.”
Jiang Miaoyu answered and hung up the phone.
A short while later, Jiang Miaoyu arrived at the school gate.
Holding hands with their fingers intertwined, the two of them headed to Xu Miaolin’s place while chatting.
When they arrived, dinner was ready.
There was a table laden with all kinds of delicacies they could imagine.
Looking at the table full of dishes in front of him after taking a seat, Fang Qiu gave a bitter smile and said, “There’s no green but red on the table!”
Jiang Miaoyu was confused.
Xu Miaolin rolled his eyes at Fang Qiu and said, “The wife of your master cares you a lot. She is afraid that you don’t have enough meat in the school canteen, so she prepared you such a table of meat dishes. She won’t give me such a treat even if I ask.”
“Eat as much as you want.”
Chu Yunyun smiled and said, “I cooked these meat dishes in a special way, which is completely harmless to the body. Some of them also contain some Chinese medicine, which can help you replenish your vital essence.”
“Puff! Which dishes replenish the vital essence?” Xu Miaolin asked hurriedly.
“Thank you, Mrs. Chu.”
Fang Qiu quickly thanked her and said, “I’m still young, and I always live in the dormitory, so the dishes of replenishing vital essence should be prepared for Mr. Xu, right?”
At these words, Chu Yunyun blushed and looked at Xu Miaolin.
Xu Miaolin laughed like a fool.
Next to him, Jiang Miaoyu’s face also reddened.
“To replenish Fang Qiu’s energy?
“This is too dirty!”
“Okay, okay, let’s get down to business.”
After Chu Yunyun rolled her eyes at him, Xu Miaolin turned to Fang Qiu and said, “Your master’s wife doesn’t usually invite people to dinner. This is the first time. If you meet her requirements, there may be another dinner invitation. But if you can’t, there will definitely be no one anymore.”
Hearing that, Fang Qiu hurriedly said, “Then I have to cherish this meal.”
With that, he immediately began to gorge himself on the food.
Beside him, Jiang Miaoyu wanted to laugh but also felt a sense of helplessness.
“This time I invited you to dinner because I want to give you a good reward.”
Seeing Fang Qiu enjoy the dishes, Chu Yunyun said jubilantly, “When counting the days, soon it will be the final of the Young Chinese Medicine Doctor competition. This meal is also a celebration banquet I made for you in advance. There is only one goal. No matter what, you must become the champion!”
“Don’t worry, Mrs. Chu.”
Fang Qiu nodded with understanding and stopped eating. He looked at Chu Yunyun earnestly and said, “I will definitely help my junior fellow apprentice come to the world early!”
As soon as he said that, Chu Yunyun’s face turned red again.
“You bratty kid!”
Xu Miaolin gave a slap on Fang Qiu’s shoulder and said, “You’re asking for a good beating!”
The four of them chatted and enjoyed the food.
The dinner went on for more than an hour.
Fang Qiu was stuffed to bursting point.
After the dinner and chatting for a while, Fang Qiu and Jiang Miaoyu left hand in hand.
On the afternoon of the next day.
Fang Qiu and Jiang Miaoyu arrived at the capital with an empty stomach. They had a good meal first before they came to the hotel.
It was still the same hotel, and even the room numbers were the same.
After they arrived at the hotel, the two of them lingered in the hallway for quite a while before they went back to their rooms.
But after returning to their own room, what awaited them was endless waiting.
By 8 o’clock p.m., there was still no new notice.
Usually, the program team should have called them for a meeting.
Confused, Fang Qiu couldn’t wait any longer. He drew out his mobile phone and called Director Li Huawen right away.
The line got through and Li Huawen’s familiar voice came through.
“Director,” Fang Qiu said with a hollow smile, “You have left us in the hotel for half a day. Why is there no notice at all?”
“Er,” Director Li Huawen was startled and then said, “I forgot to notice you. I’m really busy today. You don’t have any schedule now. Just have a good rest. Let’s talk tomorrow.”
After that, he directly hung up the phone, as though afraid that Fang Qiu would ask more questions.
Having no alternative, Fang Qiu could only stay in the room, read books, and have a rest.
In a trice, the next morning arrived.
However, there was still no news.
This time, not only Fang Qiu but also all the other nine contestants were cross.
“What’s the show team doing?”
“Are they doing surprise live streaming?”
“That’s daring. Doesn’t the program worry about a broadcast accident?”
The nine contestants were engaged in a heated discussion.
Meanwhile, this topic was attracting more and more attention online!
“The last episode of the Young Physician of Huaxia Competition is about to begin!”
“The championship battle for the title of Young Chinese Medicine Doctor is about to start!”
“Who will be the champion?”
“The online voting for the candidates on the Young Chinese Medicine Doctor officially begins!”
“This voting is completely pointless. Fang Qiu is so winning this competition. He has more votes than the other nine candidates put together. So why bother voting?”
“That’s right. Fang Qiu has 20 million followers on Weibo, and the others have only hundreds of thousands of followers!”
“The champion won’t be decided by the votes, right?”
“Even if there are no votes, Fang Qiu will definitely be the champion!”
At the meeting room of the Young Chinese Medicine Doctor in the Central Television Building—
Director Li Huawen, who had just obtained some time for himself, was sitting at the conference table and watching the public opinion online through a laptop. He couldn’t help but feel a little nervous.
What made him nervous was not the content of the public opinions, but whether these public opinions could help the record rate of the last episode of the Young Chinese Medicine Doctor to break through 8!
At this time, the door of the meeting room was pushed open.
A staff member came in with a solemn face and said, “Director, the contestants are asking what they will do at night. They are all a little confused now.”
“Well.” Director Li Huawen nodded and took a look at the clock. It was 5:30 p.m. He immediately said, “Ask them to have dinner first and then come to the meeting at 7 o’clock.”
The staff member nodded and immediately turned around to inform the contestants.
Director Li Huawen also got up and walked out of the meeting room to continue to prepare the show for tonight. He had been working around the clock for several days and even didn’t have time to have meals, for he must make sure that nothing would go wrong tonight.