Later, they went to the hospital cafeteria together for breakfast.
Ning Junyan took him to the hospital’s staff canteen, which was not too crowded as it was not open to the public. There were quite a few doctors still wearing their work clothes, perhaps they were up in the morning after a night shift and waiting to check in.
After all, it was a big hospital. There were too many doctors and nurses, and it was normal that they didn’t recognise each other, so an unfamiliar face such as Chen Yuncheng’s did not attract much attention.
However, Ning Junyan had a clear presence here. As Chen Yuncheng followed him all the way in, almost all the young nurses he met on the way would take the initiative to say hello to him. Even if Ning Junyan responded expressionlessly, those young girls were not angry. Instead, it would leave a smile on their faces.
Ning Junyan asked Chen Yuncheng to sit down at an empty table and asked him, “What would you like to eat?”
Chen Yuncheng looked at the breakfast being eaten by the people at the table next to him and said, “Just steamed buns and porridge.”
Ning Junyan nodded and took his meal card1pre-paid card that can be used in the cafeteria in school or other place to buy breakfast.
Chen Yuncheng looked at Ning Junyan’s back and at the same time, heard the doctor at the next table talking to the nurse opposite him about the process of rescuing the patient last night.
He took out his mobile phone, lowered his head and sent a message to Gu Yaojia, “I’ve already arrived at the hospital. I’ll come over to you after breakfast.”
Just as he was about to put his phone away, a male doctor in a white coat and glasses sat across from Chen Yuncheng.
“Hello, I’m Dong Wenyue,” the male doctor introduced himself proactively.
Chen Yuncheng nodded, “How do you do?”
Dong Wenyue asked him, “Are you a friend of Ning Junyan?”
Chen Yuncheng smiled slightly, “Yes.”
Dong Wenyue pushed his glasses, “Are you also a medical student? You didn’t to be from our hospital, right?”
Chen Yuncheng said, “I’m not a doctor.”
Dong Wenyue seemed a little surprised, “This is the first time I saw Ning Junyan bring a friend to the hospital. I thought he had no friends.” When he saw Chen Yuncheng staring at him without speaking, Dong Wenyue hastily added, “I was a classmate of Ning Junyan’s from college, and now I am his colleague.”
Chen Yuncheng nodded lightly with a smile, but he didn’t reply because he didn’t know what the other party wanted to say to him.
In fact, Dong Wenyue didn’t want to say anything either. He was just someone with a sociable character. It was rare to see that Ning Junyan would bring strangers to the hospital or even come to the cafeteria for breakfast. He couldn’t help but be curious and wanted to inquire about it.
At this time, Ning Junyan came back with the meal plate. He put the plate on the table and asked Dong Wenyue, “Is there something wrong?”
Dong Wenyue quickly stood up, gave his seat to Ning Junyan, and said, “Chief Ning, won’t you introduce me to your friend?”
Ning Junyan first put the porridge in front of Chen Yuncheng in silence, then handed him the chopsticks, and then asked Chen Yuncheng, “Would you like to get to know him?”
Chen Yuncheng, who had always been gentle in front of strangers, smiled and said, “Dr. Dong, he has already introduced himself.”
Ning Junyan nodded and looked at Dong Wenyue.
Dong Wenyue smiled and reached out to pat Ning Junyan’s shoulder, “Then you guys take your time eating breakfast. I won’t bother you.”
Ning Junyan put the steamed buns and a plate of pickles in front of Chen Yuncheng, and lastly, milk and eggs.
Dong Wenyue went back to his original table, and at the same table with him were a young female doctor in advanced studies and two young nurses.
The young nurse chirped and asked him, “How was it? Who is he?”
Dong Wenyue shook his head, “Your Chief Ning won’t say it.”
As she was drinking the milk, the female doctor of advanced studies turned to look over and asked, “That’s Ning Junyan, right?”
Dong Wenyue said, “You’ve heard of him too?”
The female doctor nodded, “Of course I’ve heard of him. He’s only thirty years old, right?”
The young nurse sitting opposite her quickly said, “Yes, handsome, isn’t he?”
The female doctor said, “Cool!” Then she said, “Handsome too!”
They had almost finished eating, but it was still early, so they were all still sitting in their seats.
Ning Junyan took an egg and gently cracked it open on the edge of the plate, slowly peeled the shell with his slender fingers, and placed it on the plate in front of Chen Yuncheng.
On Dong Wenyue’s side, the two young nurses looked at each other, and one of them said, “Chief Ning actually uses his sexy fingers to peel eggs for people.”
“If not?” Dong Wenyue couldn’t listen anymore and couldn’t help but say, “What’s wrong with a friend on good terms peeling an egg? Besides, what’s so sexy about his fingers?”
The girls at the table ignored him and just looked over here.
Dong Wenyue said, “If you like him, take the initiative to pursue him. It’s not like he has a girlfriend.”
The young nurse shook her head quickly, “No, he’s too cold.”
Dong Wenyue smiled when he heard the words, “So someone like me is better, right?”
The young nurse across from him smiled and said, “As long as you are half as handsome as Chief Ning, you would be the best.”
After she said that, the girls laughed.
Chen Yuncheng felt that the breakfast in the hospital canteen tasted quite good, at least the bun filling was well-fried. After he finished eating the buns, he said to Ning Junyan, “The people at that table over there have been looking at you.”
Ning Junyan let out an “um”. He obviously didn’t care about this matter and just stared at Chen Yuncheng and said, “Eat the eggs.”
Chen Yuncheng glanced at him and stretched out his chopsticks to pick up the peeled egg.
Ning Junyan said to Chen Yuncheng, “I’m going to do a ward round in the morning, and then there will be an operation.”
Chen Yuncheng listened to him while eating eggs.
Ning Junyan said, “It’s just a minor operation, and it should be over at noon. You’re going to see Zhou Yan’s son later?”
Chen Yuncheng nodded, “Jiajia is very scared. I’ll go keep her company.”
Ning Junyan looked at him gloomily but said nothing and only said, “I’ll pick you up for lunch at noon.”
Chen Yuncheng asked, “Is the operation going to take long?”
Ning Junyan said, “If it goes well, it will be over by this afternoon.”
Chen Yuncheng nodded. He originally planned to go back to the kiosk in the afternoon to clean up a bit, but now he didn’t know if there was enough time.
Ning Junyan probably guessed what he was thinking and said, “I’ll accompany you back at night.”
Chen Yuncheng looked up at him and reached for the box of milk on the table, inserting a straw and taking a sip before saying, “Won’t it waste too much of your time?”
Ning Junyan said, “Then make it up to me.”
Chen Yuncheng opened his mouth, not foolish enough to ask how to make it up to him. He just silently closed his mouth and took another sip of milk.
Ning Junyan continued, “You are not allowed to move out of my place until I give you permission.”
Chen Yuncheng couldn’t help but say, “It’s not like I can live there for the rest of my life.”
Ning Junyan said, “Why not?”
Chen Yuncheng said, “One day you will—” He didn’t finish his sentence. He felt that it was not good, and he was being despicable again.
Ning Junyan suddenly laughed as he looked at Chen Yun Cheng and asked, “What will happen?”
Chen Yuncheng drank the last bit of milk, and the milk carton was sucked flat until it made a sound. He used his still gauze wrapped hand to put all the empty bowls and rubbish on the table into the dinner plate and said, “Nothing, look at the time. Don’t be late for work.”
After he cleaned up the table, Chen Yuncheng picked up the plate and looked around, wondering where it should be placed.
Ning Junyan got up and took the plate from him, and suddenly called his name in a serious tone, “Chen Yuncheng.”
Chen Yuncheng looked at him.
Ning Junyan leaned closer to his ear and said, “You can hide now, but you can’t hide forever, you know what I mean.”
For a moment, Chen Yuncheng really wanted to find a turtle shell to put on his back so that he could hide inside it.
They left the cafeteria one after the other.
At Dong Wenyue’s table, the three girls kept staring at them until the two of them had left, and the two young nurses looked at each other, forgetting for a moment what they were going to say.
Chen Yuncheng: I’m scared…
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