Just because Ah hai and Shi Ai had parted ways did not mean that Ah Hai had forgotten about his promise to himself.The morning after the wedding,Ah Hai was sitting outside the doctor's cabin in the Imperial Hospital.The hospital was the best in the country and catered first and foremost to the families of military personnel.He had indicated that Shi Ai was his cousin who needed treatment.Soon the doctor invited him inside.
The Army doctor was an older man in his fifties and well experienced in dealing with soldiers.Having been a soldier himself,the first thing he noticed was that Ah Hai was limping.Getting up,he shook hands as he introduced himself."Captain Long.My name is Dr Zhang Shu and I am the heart specialist who is going to treat your cousin.It is a pleasure to meet you.Your accomplishments are well known and appreciated within the army."
The doctor noticed that flattery did not have much effect on the young man.He was impressed.When he had received the case,he had taken it with a hint of irony.His schedule was filled to the T for the next few months but then the seniors had pushed this case onto him.He had been angered at first that someone had tried to force his hand but then he was informed that the pressure was not from Captain Long but the higher ups at the army.
It seemed that Captain Long was too fierce and independent.Adding in the fact of his wealthy and powerful background,the superiors had nothing to hold over his head.And with this case they wanted him to be indebted..And so he read through the file.And discovered that like his reputation was known to be difficult,the case was also difficult and complicated.
Coming back to the present,Dr Zhang Shu,opened his laptop and showed the tests that had been conducted on the little girl.He then explained the problem and continued,"Captain Long,since the patient is a child and you are the one sponsoring her medical treatments,I am giving you the details of this treatment.First,I will need to reconduct the tests.They have been done using older and not very high tech machines.Secondly,before beginning the treatment I want to do a DNA test on the child.Her reports say that she is 9 years but her heart's condition says otherwise.The DNA test is the best way to determine her age since she is young. There is a process called methylation which helps in determining her age and it is generally something that is 99 percent accurate in younger cases.My reasons for finding these are dual.If she is older then her body os bound to be better developed and handle the medication.And since there is a possibility that it is a birth defect we can research that also.We will also need her parent's signed consent and their medical history."
Ah Hai had heard and understood whatever the doctor said and then answered,"Her parents are dead."
The doctor paused at that and then said,"any other blood relative?"
"But the report says that she is your cousin.."
Ah Hai stayed quiet.The doctor was now in a dilemma.He had been forced to take this case because of her relation to this man.But he claimed that they were unrelated by blood..but then why was he helping her?Dr Zhang Shu believed in treating his patients fairly and so said,"Then how are related?"
Ah hai gave the doctor a measuring look and then answered with a straight face,"She is my fiance."
Dr Zhang Shu: "..."
In a shocked voice,he asked,"Captain,are you serious?"
Ah Hai looked the doctor straight in the eyes and said,"Doctor,you and I both know that she is receiving treatment at this speed because of my value to those higher ups.Then let us assume that she is important enough to me that I am willing to indebt myself.So Shi Ai will be here tomorrow with her legal guardian.I have only one hope.My name be left out of everything."