Sunday, March 3, 2019

TWQQF ch 31.2 - Words Got Out

As Ko Yang articulated his purpose of visit, he was very observant of Dr. Xu’s expression at the same time. Seeing that he has shown no reactions, he carried on explaining, “It has been two, three months already and my master really desired to have the mother and daughter’s food again. But we had no way of finding them until recent I happened to run across you leaving town with them. I was hoping that you will be kind enough to point me in the right direction.”

“So you are looking for them!” The surprised pharmacist apprentice chimed in.

He was just about to say something else when Dr. Xu gave him a stare, which shut him up.


Dr. Xu turned back to Ko Yang and frowned, “I think Deacon Ko’s looking for them for more than just buying food from them!”

“What made you think that, Dr. Xu?” Ko Yang was caught off guard by that but he didn’t let it show.

Dr. Xu smiled wordlessly. He gave him a meaningful glance and said, “I am a doctor. I have an idea. Not to mention I have had the food from their house, of course I’d look.”

“Dr. Xu….”

“Deacon Ko, let me finish!” Dr. Xu waved his hand and interrupted him, “I understand what you mean, but, I am afraid I wouldn’t’ be able to divulge that information. If you need to locate them, you will have to do that through other means. Doctor/patient confidentiality. Sorry.”

“Well, Dr. Xu, believe me, all I want is to buy food from them. I mean them no harm…”

“Then Deacon Ko can wait for them to come back to sell more goods!”

After Dr. Xu was done saying that, he didn’t for Ko Yang to respond before he got up and went back inside as though he didn’t want to say anything else.

Ko Yang was shocked. He didn’t understand!

The pharmacist apprentice watched all that had transpired. There was something he wanted to share, but he didn’t want to be scolded by his master so he kept his mouth shut.

Ko Yang was just about to leave when he caught sight of the apprentice. He got an idea and walked toward the apprentice. This time he produced in front of him ten taels of silver.

Looking at the money in front of him, the apprentice’s eyeballs almost fell out of his socket. He swallowed hard and looked toward the backside that was behind the door curtain. He looked again to the man smiling in front of him and struggled hard.

Ko Yang could tell that the apprentice could be persuaded. He lifted his right hand and another ten taels of silver appeared. The apprentice’s breath quickened. He had never seen so much money in his whole life, how could he hold his ground.

A slight hesitation, he bit down hard, grabbed the paper and inkpad in front of him and quickly scribbled down three words.

The transaction has been completed. Ko Yang collected the piece of paper in front of him and took off!

The apprentice quickly collected the twenty taels of silver. He looked nervous, after all he just betrayed a patient’s confidentiality. This was unacceptable behavior in their profession and was looked down upon.

He was still looking nervous and guilty when Dr. Xu returned from behind the door curtain. He immediately figured out what had happened.

“Little Shen Tang, you let me down!”

A loud cried startled the little apprentice. He just realized he was caught red-handed by the doctor.

He turned pale, ran up, knelt and pleaded, “Mater, Shen Tang knew he has done wrong. Shen Tang won’t do that again. Please forgive me!”

“Get out! Leave this clinic and never come back again!”

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4 comments:

  1. Sensible doctor. I like him. Bet he will be surprised when he next visits and want to know about dad's full recovery.

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  2. I agree with upstairs, that is very sensible. Selling that sort of information is completely unacceptable.

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  3. I like this novel. The MC is OP but not that OP at all. She have a cheat ability but isn't like she become the most powerful person in the world in one day. And I like there aren't many vicious characters, I have read many novels that looks like everybody is against the MC and sometime is very annoying read that. Thank you very much for translating this novel ♡

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  4. Ahh the doctor is great.. his apprentice though >:I

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