1502 Great to Have You 62
Long Xiaoxi and Li Xiaoxiao managed to make it into the top thirty.
Ten more contestants would be eliminated in the next round.
Li Xiaoxiao was filled with anxiety.
The first thing she did when she arrived at the First People's Hospital was to register for a consultation with the doctor at the emergency unit.
The emergency unit was packed with people, and she still had to wait despite it being an emergency unit.
It was a three-hour wait.
She waited from four to seven o'clock. Coincidentally, it happened to be the doctors' dinner break.
Hence, the doctors on duty had to take over.
After waiting for three hours, Li Xiaoxiao was called to the office of another doctor.
She was utterly dejected. Upon entering the doctor's office, she asked if she could have a consultation with Jin Rongyan instead, only to be turned down by the doctor, who thought that she did not have faith in his abilities.
Hence, she proceeded to re-register for an appointment and continued to wait for her turn all over again, hoping that she could be allocated to a different doctor instead.
However, there were four doctors in total, and it was not a guaranteed chance that she would be called by Jin Rongyan.
Fortunately, Lady Luck was smiling on her.
Her number was picked by Jin Rongyan.
Li Xiaoxiao burst with euphoria the moment she saw him. Feeling jittery and joyful, she walked toward him slowly.
Jin Rongyan glared at her before asking, "Where do you feel discomfort?"
Pointing at her chest, she answered, "It hurts here."
"You have to get an ECG, in that case."
"Doctor, don't you remember me?"
"I have so many patients every day. I can't possibly remember all of them."
"We met last night. I'm Xuan Yin's… I mean, Xiaoxi's friend."
Jin Rongyan looked at her and asked in shock, "Are you the… one who had an afro?"
"Yes, yes, do you remember me now? I changed my hairstyle because you didn't like my previous one."
Recalling Long Xiaoxi's words, he asked, "Did Xiaoxi tell you the address of my workplace?"
"I pestered her to tell me, but don't worry, she didn't give me your number. Doctor, you have to take responsibility."
"After meeting you yesterday, I couldn't sleep at all last night. I've never fallen in love with someone at first sight before. This is the first time that this has ever happened. Why don't you give me a chance to court you?" Sensing that he was displeased, she quickly continued, "I promise I won't cause you any disturbance."
"You're already causing me disturbance now. Pardon me for being blunt, but you're not my type, so you may stop looking me up because of this," he said bluntly, not mincing his words at all.
Li Xiaoxiao did not expect to be rejected by him straight away after waiting for so long.
The smile on her face vanished. However, she realized that he had the right to reject her since she was the one who decided to court him first. If I were to retreat straight away, wouldn't that mean that I'm not trying hard enough?
"If I had known that we would be meeting yesterday, I would have tidied my appearance and avoided giving you a poor first impression of myself. It's alright, there'll be plenty of chances for you to understand what kind of person I am. If you still don't think that I'm your type after getting to know me better, I'll admit that I'm not charming enough." She stood up and quickly gave him a peck on his cheek, greatly catching him off guard. Hence, Jin Rongyan was dumbfounded the moment he snapped back to reality and realized what was going on.
Li Xiaoxiao scurried out immediately.
Fortunately, there were no other doctors or staff in the clinic. There would usually be other people around. This woman is really brazen and thick-skinned. Outrageous! he thought to himself.
Li Xiaoxiao had no idea what he thought about her. She sprinted out of the hospital and began blushing as red as a tomato while her heart pounded rapidly.
However, she was rather worried too.
After hearing her description, Long Xiaoxi was both agitated and worried for her. "He must be repulsed by you now. What do you plan to do?"
"Xuan Yin, I actually don't know what to do now. Do you have a solution?"
Shaking her head, Long Xiaoxi said, "Frankly speaking, we haven't met each other in a long time. I just returned from abroad and I don't know if he's still the same as he used to be when we were younger. However, Rongyan is a very meticulous man and he'll definitely treat you well if you can win his heart. He's an excellent doctor and had a penchant for reading medical books ever since he was a child. He's always been quiet and reserved. I think it'd be difficult for you to woo him since he rejected you so bluntly."
"It's alright. I've never been so fond of a man I had just met. I read his face and I could tell that he has a nice personality too, so I'd like to be in a relationship with him. Xuan Yin, no matter how difficult it might be, I'm determined to give it a try. We're still young anyway. I must let him know that there's more to me than he thinks."
"Yes, yes, I'm rooting for you."
The two of them returned to the dormitory to see that Wang Hulu was still awake. Upon the sight of them, Wang Hulu remarked with a smile, "You two have gotten so much closer in such a short period of time. I'm really envious of you."
Li Xiaoxiao said with a grin, "We're all here for the contest. It'd be lonely if we don't have friends. Hulu, you must have lots of friends too, don't you?"
"I don't have many friends."
Li Xiaoxiao began laying the duvet on her bed and said, "I have very few friends too."
"Can I be friends with you two?"
Li Xiaoxiao shot Long Xiaoxi a glance, after which Long Xiaoxi blinked at her.
After getting the hint, Li Xiaoxiao immediately said, "Sure. We live in the same dormitory anyway. However, I have very high expectations of my friends. We can be friends if you can meet them."
"What is it?"
"Firstly, you must be honest with me and there shouldn't be any secrets between us. Secondly, you mustn't be narrow-minded. I don't like being friends with petty people. Can you do it?"
Wang Hulu immediately said, "I can meet your second expectation. After all, I'm not a petty or narrow-minded person. I'm very magnanimous and I'm not scheming at all. However, everyone has their own secrets and I can't be a hundred percent honest with you. After all, we've only known each other for days. It's not like me to be completely honest with someone whom I've just met for a few days."
Li Xiaoxiao folded her arms and said, "Too bad, then. I'd like to be your friend too, but I hope to have friends who won't hide things from me. Xuan Yin could do it. That's why we're friends now."
Wang Hulu said, "I can tell that Xuan Yin is a nice girl despite only knowing her for a short period of time. Xuan Yin, don't mind me saying this, but Xiaoxiao, how are you so sure that Xuan Yin isn't keeping any secrets from you?"