The First Order - Chapter 853 - War correspondent
Chapter 853: War correspondent
Ren Xiaosu felt the students could not be faulted for the misunderstanding. Judging from the current situation, it really did not look like this was a medical center. After all, no casualties could be seen being treated, so how could this place count as a frontline medical center?
As such, it was normal the students would misunderstand the situation.
Moreover, it was not only the students who got angry; even Ren Xiaosu was infuriated. As he did not see any further wounded soldiers being carried in today, the source of his gratitude tokens was also cut off!
At this moment, only Ren Xiaosu and Yang Xiaojin were on duty in the office as there were no wounded soldiers to treat. The others had already gone upstairs to the temporary staff room to sleep.
Ren Xiaosu said to the students, “Since y’all’re here to deliver the supplies, you’ll have to wait for the director to come and take them. If you still have any doubts, you can get the director to explain it to you directly.”
After that, Ren Xiaosu closed the office door and went back to reading his newspaper. Just a while ago, he was reading an article about Jiang Xu’s condemnation of the Wang Consortium’s inaction in the war.
“Eh,” Ren Xiaosu asked Yang Xiaojin in a puzzled whisper, “there should be a lot of people from the Qinghe Group that came to the north this time. Look, it was reported in the paper that the people from Hope Media will also be here. They probably came to cover the news as war correspondents. Although a portion of the Luoyang City garrison troops have come as well, I didn’t see any Riders with them just now. Could it be that the Riders have really cut ties with the Qinghe Group?”
“It’s impossible for them to do that.” Yang Xiaojin shook her head and said, “After all, their relationship used to be very close, so how could they cut ties just like that?”
“That’s what I think too.” Ren Xiaosu nodded.
Outside the department office, the students’ indignant voices could be heard as Ren Xiaosu and Yang Xiaojin chatted inside like nothing was happening. It was as though the commotion had nothing to do with them.
Seeing that the students outside were close to breaking down the door, Ren Xiaosu frowned and went over to say a few more words to them. Honestly, he felt he could not fault them since they had come such a long way to deliver the supplies. Moreover, they were all here for the purpose of fighting off the barbarian enemies in the North. Therefore, it would be best not to affect their team spirit.
It was not like he was in charge of this medical center anyway, so there was no need for him to care about these matters since he was just a normal cardiac surgeon. However, he wondered where the director had gone.
But as soon as Ren Xiaosu opened the door, he heard someone shout from the other side of the hallway, “Why are you all blocking the Miracle Doctor’s office door?”
Ren Xiaosu was stunned when he heard that. It was the patients who were chatting and playing cards in their wards who could no longer bear to watch this. They all walked out of their ward to shut down the students’ grousing.
Ren Xiaosu’s reputation in the forward operating base and medical center was no longer something normal doctors could match.
On one hand, Ren Xiaosu’s medicine worked wonders in treating external injuries. On the other hand, Ren Xiaosu’s enthusiasm in shaking hands with the patients touched them deeply.
The patients realized the young doctor really took saving lives to be his duty. As long as they thanked him, the Miracle Doctor would feel happy from the bottom of his heart.
Thinking about it, how respectable was a doctor who required payment only in thanks but not money!
So when the patients saw the Miracle Doctor’s door being blocked, they wondered if someone had come here to make trouble for him. As such, they immediately dropped their playing cards and surrounded the “troublemakers.” At this moment, the hallway was packed full of people, and the veterans were ready to start a fight!
A student who seemed to be the leader of the group said in a loud voice, “We kept hearing from others that the battle situation at the front lines was very intense and that there were a lot of casualties. That was why we came to the North bringing medical aid. But it turned out the situation was not as we had imagined. We were deceived!”
“Bullshit.” A Pyro Company soldier who was limping and wrapped in bandages said, “You don’t see anyone wounded around here because the main forces have already headed further north after they were done fighting the barbarians on Mt. Dashi. Since there’s no battles in the vicinity, of course there won’t be any wounded people!”
“You’re wrong!” The student replied, “Since battles were fought, where did all the wounded from those fights go?”
“That’s what you don’t understand.” The Pyro Company soldier said, “Why do you think we call him the Miracle Doctor? Applying his secret ancestral black medicine on an exterior wound will heal it in three days. If you don’t believe me, have a look at my hand.”
With that, the patient removed his bandages and said, “I was one of those wounded in the last batch of casualties sent here two days ago. At that time, my wound was so deep the bone could even be seen. But now, the wound has healed up. If it wasn’t because I suffered a fracture as well, I would’ve been discharged today.”
After he said that, all of the patients at the side who had been treated by Ren Xiaosu revealed their wounds and reported when they had undergone their surgery.
Yang Xiaojin stood by the office door and listened. The patients were defending Ren Xiaosu with the utmost sincerity.
At this moment, some people came in from outside the medical center. They were even carrying some photography equipment with them. The leader of this group said with a smile, “What’s going on? Why is everyone standing around here?”
The student said indignantly, “Chief Editor Ji, we’ve been deceived. There aren’t that many wounded people here at all.”
Ren Xiaosu was stunned when he heard the words “chief editor.” He looked at Chief Editor Ji and realized he actually knew him. Wasn’t this the deputy chief editor of Hope Media, Ji Yi?
Ren Xiaosu had met him during the battle in Luoyang City.
That night, Ji Yi was busy overseeing the publication of the next day’s newspaper at the headquarters. After Ren Xiaosu protected Hope Media’s headquarters in the battle, Ji Yi and Jiang Xu expressed their gratitude to him together.
However, Ren Xiaosu did not expect that Hope Media would actually send a chief editor to conduct interviews on the battlefield this time. This was enough to show just how much emphasis Hope Media placed on this war.
As soon as Ji Yi appeared, the students stopped making a commotion. Meanwhile, the director of the medical center and the commander of the forward operating base rushed over to welcome Ji Yi. This was also enough to show the standing of the Hope Media chief editor within the entire Alliance of Strongholds.
Although Hope Media did not possess any military or authority, their status in people’s hearts could not be measured by money or power.
When Ren Xiaosu saw Ji Yi, Ji Yi noticed him as well. However, the latter was clearly more surprised than Ren Xiaosu!
At the same time, the commander of the forward operating base also arrived. He walked over with a big smile and said, “Chief Editor Ji, I only just received notice that you were coming to the front lines. Sorry for not welcoming you at the door.”
However, Ji Yi said, “I’m sorry, I’ve got to talk to an old friend first. Can everyone please wait a moment?”
Then Ji Yi headed straight to Ren Xiaosu and said with an excited look, “Sir, what are you doing here? After we parted ways that day…”
Just as Ji Yi was about to catch up on the past with Ren Xiaosu, the entire hallway suddenly went quiet. The students looked at one another as they did not expect Chief Editor Ji to actually know this young man.
Someone also realized that Ji Yi seemed to have addressed Ren Xiaosu as “sir”?! Surely they must have misheard it, right?
Ji Yi continued rambling, “Sir, how have you been recently? Before coming here, Chief Editor Jiang was just mentioning you to me. Sir…”
Seeing that the situation was not right, Ren Xiaosu quickly pulled Ji Yi into his office and stopped him from addressing him as “sir” in front of everyone.