At the entrance of Building 3, the queue extended from the corridor to the roadside. Today marked the collective return of students from the Imperial Navy University. It was said that the Imperial Government specially arranged a medical team to inspect the campus, conducting comprehensive check-ups for students injured during the pirate campaign. Institutions like the Imperial Navy University, being a significant source of military strength over the years, naturally received great attention.
On the first floor of the teaching building, all the classrooms had been temporarily converted into clinics. One particular room had a long queue outside, and each person in line was neatly dressed, exuding an air of enthusiasm that seemed more akin to a matchmaking event than a medical check-up.
A curious lower-grade student passing by couldn’t help but inquire, “What’s going on? Is this like Hua Tuo from ancient books?”
The girls in the queue glanced at him, and one of them replied, “Not Hua Tuo, but someone resembling Pan An! One of the members in this medical team is like a divine being. If it wasn’t for the fact that he came specifically for examination, I would have just twisted my wrist a bit, and there’d be no need for a re-examination.”
The lower-grade student was stunned, “Really? The medical team has such a good-looking Omega?”
“Not an Omega, but a Beta,” the girl recalled the pictures she had seen and said with conviction, “He is the most perfect Beta I’ve ever seen!”
Her exaggerated description instantly piqued the curiosity of the lower-grade student. He hesitated for a moment, wondering if he should also join in the excitement.
The girl encouraged, “Go ahead, classmate! Pass by if you can! Don’t leave any regrets for your youth!”
In the blink of an eye, about ten more people joined the queue at the end.
The student, who was initially just a bystander, couldn’t stand still and rushed straight to the back of the line.
Compared to the lively atmosphere outside, inside Room 1203, the air was filled with the faint scent of disinfectant. The people in the room wore clean white coats, and their slightly long hair was casually tied back. The hand holding the medical records had distinct joints and graceful, well-groomed fingers, leaving an impression of meticulousness.
“It’s just a simple sprain, according to the test results, there’s no problem. You can rest assured,” after delivering a straightforward conclusion and recording the case, he naturally helped the Omega sitting in front of him pull down the rolled-up sleeve. With a faint smile, he said, “If you’re still worried, you can consider consulting the neighboring Room 1204. Our psychological counselor should be able to dispel all your concerns.”
Seeing him smile, the Omega’s face flushed red, and he stood up from the chair as if waking from a dream. After saying “Thank you,” he covered his face and left.
At this moment, a middle-aged man in a white coat entered the room, taking a glance at the extravagant scene outside. He chuckled, “Su Qian, as I said, Old Wu shouldn’t have sent you. I knew the other clinics wouldn’t have much attention, but it turns out everyone is coming to you.”
Su Qian smiled lightly, “It has nothing to do with Master. I chose to come here myself.”
The middle-aged man sat down on a chair, and as an Alpha just entering the room was about to approach Su Qian directly, he reached out and pulled the person towards him. While checking, he asked, “What’s the matter? Do you know anyone in the Imperial Navy University?”
Su Qian replied, “Yes, after such a major incident, I thought I’d take this opportunity to visit.”
“Stop looking around, open your mouth, ah!” The middle-aged man turned the Alpha’s head back and checked his throat. “No problems, you’ve probably been eating too many spicy foods lately. You know it’s unhealthy, young man?”
After efficiently sending the person away, he turned to Su Qian, “Alright, you want to find an acquaintance, right? Go ahead! I can handle things here.”
Su Qian responded, “No need. I’ll go after I finish with my duties.”
The middle-aged man couldn’t help but feel a headache at the mention, “You’d better not be busy, hurry and go! If you stay here, this inspection will turn into your personal meet-and-greet.”
Su Qian was about to say something when he received a communication message. After reading its contents, he handed over the case statistics, saying, “Then I’ll leave first. I’ll trouble you with the rest.”
The middle-aged man waved his hand, “Go ahead, go ahead. It’s rare to see friends; you don’t have to rush back tonight!”
Watching the tall figure leave, he couldn’t help but feel emotional.
As a Beta, Su Qian indeed had an exceptionally handsome appearance, coupled with his completely gentle and harmless demeanor, making every patient who came into contact with him feel like they were basking in the spring breeze. Such a person was undoubtedly well-suited to be a doctor. He gained complete trust from patients without a trace, and most importantly, both clinically and academically, he was an unparalleled genius.
Su Qian was the closed-door disciple of Professor Wu, and without any surprises, he would eventually inherit all of his teachings. Among the young generation, his future was boundless.
Lu Jingning disembarked the light shuttle and met Yu Qingcang at the school gate. Seeing the quick response to the communication message, he couldn’t help but smile, “Su Qian said he’s coming over soon.”
Yu Qingcang suggested, “We’re both hungry. Why don’t we eat outside together?”
He glanced occasionally at Wen Xingchen.
Wen Xingchen’s tone was indifferent, “You two go ahead. I’ll head back first.”
Jiang Luan had just witnessed something he shouldn’t have on the light shuttle. Considering his own safety, he smoothly transitioned to say, “I won’t eat either. I’ll walk you back.”
Watching the two leave one after the other, Yu Qingcang felt slightly resentful that they didn’t even think of him. Just as he was about to comment, he suddenly felt a slight chill on his back.
When he turned around, he saw Wen Xingchen’s somewhat inscrutable expression.
Yu Qingcang thought he might be confused about Su Qian’s identity, so he introduced, “Oh, Su Qian and I have been close since we were young. We have a deep friendship. This genius skipped two grades in school and was directly recruited by the Medical Department when he went to college. He abandoned us early on. We haven’t seen each other for probably a year or two.”
He smiled, and couldn’t help but gossip, “Besides, Lu Jingning’s pheromones are not easy to handle for an Alpha, right? Uncle Lu was quite fond of Su Qian and even said that if there was no suitable person, he would just pair them up. After all, Su Qian is a Beta and wouldn’t be affected by pheromones. His gentle personality would be a perfect match for Lu Jingning’s explosive temper.”
Wen Xingchen listened silently, and his lips slightly pressed down.
Yu Qingcang mistakenly thought he was puzzled about Su Qian’s identity, so he politely extended his hand, “By the way, this Wen Xingchen, is he your…”
“Hello, I am Lu Jingning’s boyfriend,” Wen Xingchen said before Yu Qingcang finished introducing.
Yu Qingcang froze, “?!?!”
Su Qian was stunned too and couldn’t help but glance at Lu Jingning. Then, he extended his hand and gently shook it, “A bit unexpected.”
“More than unexpected!” Yu Qingcang was clearly taken aback by this sudden, heavy news, “What’s going on? When did you two get together? How come I didn’t know?!”
Lu Jingning felt a headache coming on from Yu Qingcang’s reactions and just kicked him away, “Why do you need to know when we are dating? Does your dad have to report his dating life to you?”
Yu Qingcang remembered the things he said to Wen Xingchen earlier and wished he could turn back time to strangle his past self. He felt on the verge of tears now and spoke with a grievous tone, “Uncle Lu, shouldn’t you have told me when you found a new boyfriend?!”
Lu Jingning replied, “There’s no ‘should’ or ‘shouldn’t,’ it’s all about whether I want to or not.”
Yu Qingcang felt utterly defeated and wanted to bury himself in a hole. He sneakily looked up and saw Wen Xingchen and Su Qian standing together, not saying anything but gazing at each other quietly. In a split second, his mind imagined a passionate battlefield of love and desire.
He almost wanted to scream out how intense it felt. Unfortunately, he was in the middle of this battlefield, and shouting might lead to being burned to ashes on the spot.
No doubt, Wen Xingchen was feeling quite unhappy at the moment. Since the start of the semester, Lu Jingning had become close to Yu Qingcang. Despite Yu Qingcang being an Alpha and Lu Jingning risking his life to save people during the interstellar pirate attack, it was not enough for Wen Xingchen to take him seriously.
However, this Beta named Su Qian made him feel alert from the bottom of his heart. Among the three ABO types, Betas were considered more balanced, but Su Qian was different. Though gentle and harmless, he carried an aura of strength that was impossible to ignore. Compared to most Alphas, he attracted even more attention.
When facing a powerful individual, Alphas would instinctively feel a strong possessiveness, and Su Qian’s presence seemed to intrude upon his territory.
Yu Qingcang endured it for a while, and when Lu Jingning wasn’t paying attention, he carefully approached Wen Xingchen and said, “Um, Wen Ge… Actually, I made all that up earlier. You mustn’t take it to heart.”
Wen Xingchen responded calmly, “Mhm, I know.”
Yu Qingcang: “……”
No, you don’t know!!!
During the meal, Yu Qingcang still felt uneasy about Wen Xingchen’s inscrutable attitude.
Lu Jingning didn’t bother with Yu Qingcang and focused his attention on Su Qian, “How many days are you staying this time? Do you have any free time during the day? I can take you out to play. Although things were damaged before, the nearby reconstruction is almost complete, and it’s been quite lively since the students returned.”
“You medical students must be bored all day in the lab. It’s not easy to come out this time, so don’t waste such a good opportunity! I heard that the medical team sent by the government is here this time. It seems you’ve been doing well these past few years! Now you can be deployed for missions, looks like you’ve achieved more than me.”
Su Qian patiently responded to all of his words with a gentle and patient tone, seemingly enjoying the “disturbance” caused by Lu Jingning’s excitement.
Upon hearing the last sentence, Su Qian’s smile softened a little, “Let’s talk about playing later. We might not get a chance to meet again anytime soon. If you have time tomorrow, I think it’s necessary for me to give you a full-body examination.”
Lu Jingning instinctively wanted to refuse, but when faced with Su Qian’s gentle gaze, he couldn’t say the word “no.”
He lightly touched the tip of his nose and reluctantly replied, “Okay, got it.”
Wen Xingchen: I heard you have an engaged fiance?
Lu Jingning: ??? No, who the hell said that?
Yu Qingcang: Daddy, I messed up!!!
Lu Jingning’s father liked Su Qian unilaterally, having his own thoughts, but no engagement yet.
Facts have proven that rumors aren’t reliable, hehe~!
T/N: Hey there! There is plenty more where that came from, so stay tuned! And stay healthy! Straighten your posture, so some stretches and drink some water before continuing hehe~
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