Chen Yuncheng ended the phone call with Guan Anlin and immediately went out to the hospital.
He arrived at the hospital early, and they were still doing rounds in the ward. He stood outside the ward and waited patiently for a large group of doctors in white coats to leave before knocking on the door to enter. He saw that the person guarding the child’s bed was not Zhou Yan but Gu Yaojia
Gu Yaojia was sitting on the edge of the bed and was wiping the child’s face with a towel. Suddenly, she saw Chen Yuncheng and got up in surprise, “Cheng ge, why are you here so early?”
Chen Yuncheng asked, “Where’s Zhou Yan?”
Gu Yaojia said, “He’s not there.”
Chen Yuncheng felt it was somewhat strange, “Wasn’t he the one who kept watch here last night?”
Gu Yaojia shook her head, “Yesterday he came over and said he had some urgent business to attend to, so he didn’t stay long before he left. I ended up being the one to keep watch over the child here.” Having said this, Gu Yaojia’s tone unconsciously carried some complaints.
Chen Yuncheng asked, “Did he contact you after that? Do you know why his phone was turned off?”
Gu Yaojia suddenly averted her eyes and said, “I don’t know, he didn’t contact me.”
“Jiajia, think about it carefully,” Chen Yuncheng said, “Could I have harmed Zhou Yan? Is there something you’re helping him hide from me?”
Gu Yaojia didn’t look at Chen Yuncheng and turned to look at the poor child lying on the hospital bed.
Chen Yuncheng continued, “I contacted a doctor friend who can help lend money to the child’s treatment. I wanted to tell Zhou Yan the news last night, but I haven’t been able to find anyone else.”
Gu Yaojia suddenly turned her head to look at Chen Yuncheng, “Really? Are you serious, Cheng ge?”
Chen Yuncheng said, “I’m serious, you tell me where Zhou Yan went. I will tell him the news as soon as possible, and then I’ll bring my friend here to see the attending doctor in the afternoon.”
During this period of time, Gu Yaojia looked very tired, as if she had suddenly aged several years and the bright and beautiful shadow of her past could not be found. At this time, her eyes became brighter, and she looked at Chen Yuncheng with anticipation. However, she soon frowned again and said softly, “But I really don’t know where Zhou Yan went.”
Chen Yuncheng looked at her.
Gu Yaojia said, “Zhou Yan called me last night and said that he was going to leave to borrow some money for our son’s medical treatment. He told me not to look for him, and that he would come back as soon as he got the money.”
“Who else can he borrow money from?”
Gu Yaojia shook her head, looking like she was hiding something, “I really don’t know. I asked him, but he wouldn’t say anything.”
Chen Yuncheng finally asked, “Who else do you think he might be looking for?”
Gu Yaojia still shook her head.
Chen Yuncheng left the ward. When he walked to the door, Gu Yaojia suddenly stopped him and said, “Cheng ge, you know that Zhou Yan’s parents are still around, right?”
Chen Yuncheng didn’t answer but only looked back at Gu Yaojia.
Gu Yaojia was still holding the wet towel that had gone completely cold in her hand, and said in an uncertain tone, “He didn’t mention his family, but I asked him at the beginning if he could ask his family for money and he didn’t answer me, do you think there’s a possibility that—” After she said this, she paused and hurriedly said, “I’m just guessing, I’m not sure.”
Chen Yuncheng nodded, “I’ll find a way to ask someone.” After he said that, he quickly left the ward.
As he left the hospital, Chen Yuncheng called a friend he was originally close to for information and asked about Zhang Wenyong’s specific situation.
After contacting several people, he barely knew that Zhang Wenyong was summoned by the police because he had been involved in the car theft case involving the two X-ethnic people.
Some of them knew the police assistant at the police station, and after they asked around, he found that the police had evidence of the two X-ethnic people were stealing cars. And last night, in a unified operation, they arrested the two X-ethnic people and Zhang Wenyong at the same time. They were supposed to arrest Zhou Yan, but they couldn’t find him, so they guessed he might have got wind of it and fled.
As for further information, no one could find out now.
In the afternoon, Chen Yuncheng called and arranged to meet Ning Junyan on the first floor of the inpatient building.
Ning Junyan was at work today, and when he appeared, he was wearing a white coat and a work tag. Chen Yuncheng found that as long as he wore a white coat, Ning Junyan’s whole demeanour seemed to have a gentle and serene aura.
Chen Yuncheng had been busy since the beginning of the morning, inquiring about Zhou Yan’s whereabouts everywhere and simply ate a box lunch outside for lunch. He happened to pass by a mirror in the hospital hall and saw that the people inside were a little haggard.
Ning Junyan’s eyes swept over him, and only said, “Let’s go.” Then he walked towards the elevator first.
In the elevator, Ning Junyan asked about the child’s situation, but Chen Yuncheng couldn’t explain it clearly. Ning Junyan said, “It’s okay, I’ll go ask the doctor.”
It was still noon at that time. Although the lunch break was over, most of the patients in the ward, especially the sick little children, were still in bed taking naps, and the whole floor was quiet.
Chen Yuncheng walked to the door of the ward and saw that the door was open, so he walked in quietly. He saw that Gu Yaojia was sitting beside the bed with her upper body lying on the bed as if she was asleep. Chen Yuncheng turned his head to look at Ning Junyan and did not speak.
Ning Junyan just walked to the door of the ward, glanced at the bed number and name on the sign at the end of the bed, and then turned around and went out.
Chen Yuncheng followed.
Ning Junyan said to him, “I’ll go talk directly to his attending physician, wait for me here.”
Chen Yuncheng nodded, and when Ning Junyan left, he didn’t go in to disturb their rest and sat down directly on the chair in the corridor.
After waiting quietly for about ten minutes, Gu Yaojia came out of the ward and was stunned when she saw Chen Yuncheng in the corridor.
Chen Yuncheng stood up and said, “I said I brought a friend over to have a look. He went to the child’s attending physician.”
Gu Yaojia nodded quickly, “Thank you, Cheng ge.”
Chen Yuncheng shook his head.
Gu Yaojia stood there for a while and asked, “Cheng ge, did something happen to Zhou Yan?”
Chen Yuncheng asked her, “Did he tell you anything?”
Gu Yaojia said, “No, I just have a bad feeling. I’m very worried about him, but I can’t leave to find him.”
Chen Yuncheng was silent for a moment and asked, “Do you know the address of his old hometown?”
Gu Yaojia shook her head, “I only know it’s in the county town1the town that is the governmental centre of a county..” After she said that, she paused and hurriedly searched for her mobile phone, “He had sent me his ID photo before, and it had his household address on it.”
She lowered her head and rummaged through the WeChat chat records.
Chen Yuncheng leaned in to see it.
The footsteps of leather shoes suddenly sounded in the quiet corridor, gradually approaching from a distance.
Chen Yuncheng looked up and saw that Ning Junyan had returned.
Ning Junyan looked at him, and then his eyes fell on Gu Yaojia.
Gu Yaojia was too serious and didn’t notice Ning Junyan, but Chen Yuncheng didn’t know what he was thinking, and subconsciously took a half step away from Gu Yaojia.
“I found it!” Gu Yaojia’s tone was a little excited, and she handed the phone to Chen Yuncheng to see.
Chen Yuncheng took the phone, but instead of looking at the photos, he looked at Ning Junyan and asked, “What did the doctor say?”
Ning Junyan did not say anything and kept walking up to Chen Yuncheng. From a very close distance, he lowered his eyes and glanced at the screen of Gu Yaojia’s mobile phone in his hand, and then said, “I have a general understanding of the situation, I will go and pay the money later, and ask the department over here to arrange for the surgery as soon as possible.”
Gu Yaojia stared at Ning Junyan in a daze. A surprised smile slowly appeared on her face, and then she reached out and grabbed Chen Yuncheng’s arm and said, “Cheng ge, is this doctor your friend?”
Ning Junyan also looked at her, took out his right hand that was in his pocket, and said, “Hello. Ning Junyan.”
Gu Yaojia was still too young, and few people around her would shake hands with her in a serious manner. She was a little nervous, and quickly let go of Chen Yuncheng. She shook Ning Junyan’s hand lightly and released it quickly, and said, “Hi, hello, I’m Zhou Yuqi’s mother, and my name is Gu Yaojia.”
Lmao Ning Junyan didn’t even bother to say anything other than hello and his name
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