Chapter 22: The Man in the Toilet
Translator: Henyee Editor: Henyee
Tang Xi staggered to the women’s toilet and walked inside. After she finished her business, a loud noise came from the next stall. She was so frightened that she almost jumped up from the toilet seat.
She calmed down, flushed the water, climbed onto the seat and took a peep. Upon seeing what was going on in the next stall, she regretted her actions. Was it too late for her to escape now?
Just when she was about to leave quietly, the man in the next stall suddenly said in a faint voice, “Come over here!” His tone was overbearing.
‘Hey! How dare you speak to me in such a tone? You’re asking me for help! Aren’t you afraid that I’ll just walk away?’
However, Tang Xi didn’t leave in the end. She hurriedly opened the door of the next stall and examined the man’s body. As she expected, he was injured, or to be exact, he was shot. Once again, she felt regret. Holy sh*t, what a lousy luck! Was this man a gangster?
And how could she help him? This was a restaurant’s toilet! How on earth did this man come in?!!!!!
Trying to suppress her panic, Tang Xi asked calmly, “What should I do?”
She would rather ask this man than be at a loss as to what to do. She found that while his eyes were closed, he was wide awake. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have discovered her peeping from the next stall.
“Find the bullet in my body and take it out.” The man covered his belly with hands and said, “Hurry up.”
“No way.” Tang Xi immediately refused. “I don’t have tweezers, scalpel or pliers, so I can’t help you take out the bullet. If I use a restaurant knife, you will definitely get a serious infection!”
“Do it! Now!” The man’s voice sounded dangerous and threatening. “If I die, you won’t need to take responsibility for it.”
“I still can’t do it…”
At this time, Tang Xi heard the voice of the system sound again in her mind.
[System Prompt: As the host Tang Xi is starting the ‘rescue’ task, the system gifts you medical supplies. Click ‘Yes’ to confirm and use?]
Tang Xi’s eyes nearly popped out of her head. ‘008, you are really quick! A dying man shows up in front of me and the next minute you give me a ‘rescue’ task. But I’m not a doctor!’
Despite being keenly inclined towards refusing, she still clicked ‘Yes’.
A medicine cabinet appeared beside Tang Xi’s leg. Tang Xi opened it and went speechless upon seeing the scalpel, pliers, tweezers, anesthetics and sutures contained inside.
She put on gloves, picked up a syringe and said to the man in a low voice, “I’ll inject anesthetic into your body now, and then take the bullet out.”
“No!” The man held Tang Xi’s hand and said coldly, “I don’t need an anesthetic.”
Tang Xi frowned. “Are you sure you can stand the pain?” She knew why the man didn’t want to use an anesthetic; it was important for the man to stay awake in a foreign environment in his injured state.
The man said with a nod, “All you have to do is to get the bullet out for me.”
Tang Xi nodded and replied, “Okay. Endure the pain.”
Tang Xi raised the scalpel but then suddenly stopped. “How about local anesthesia?”
The man made no objection this time. Tang Xi injected the anesthesia close to the man’s wound. When she picked up the scalpel, she subconsciously closed her eyes. Many images popped up in her mind, and she began to take the bullet out following the instructions in these images.
Just as she was about to remove the bullet, Xiao Jing’s voice came from outside. “Rourou, are you alright?”
It was then that she remembered that her three brothers were still outside, but she dared not stop. She took a breath, told the man to bear it for a while, and raised her voice, “I’m fine, but my stomach hurts a little, and I will come out soon.”
Upon hearing Xiao Jing leave, Tang Xi continued with the operation. Her eyes were fixed on the wound, her face was serious and her movements were professional. Soon afterwards, she had taken the bullet out of the man’s abdomen.
She breathed a sigh of relief and smiled. “Okay, just a minute. Let me apply medicine to your wound and bandage it.”
After Tang Xi finished, she looked up at the man and was immediately stunned. God, this man was way too handsome!
His black shoulder-length hair couldn’t cover his handsome face, and his facial features showed a domineering temperament.
Feeling Tang Xi’s gaze, the man frowned. Realizing that it was rude to keep staring at him like this, Tang Xi hurriedly turned her eyes away, coughed embarrassedly and said in a low voice, “Okay, you can go now.”
The man shook his head. “I can’t go now.”
Tang Xi said with a frown, “Then I’ll go first. You can stay here as long as you want.”
With that, Tang Xi stood up. Just then, however, the man suddenly grabbed Tang Xi’s hand and said coldly, “You can’t leave until I leave.”
Tang Xi frowned. D*mn it, Was he serious? She saved him and now he wasn’t letting her go? This was ridiculous!
“Sir, you know, I saved you.” Tang Xi looked down at the man lying on the ground and said in a cold voice, “If I shout, you’ll be caught right away, you know?”
“That’s why you can’t go!” the man said in a deep voice. “Who knows if you’ll call for people or not!”
“Humph, I don’t even know who you are.” Tang Xi squatted down and took out the remaining anesthetic. “Are you going to let me go now, or watch me anesthetize you? Make your choice!”
“Woman, you will regret the decision you made just now!” The man’s voice sounded weak but very intimidating.
Unfortunately, Tang Xi was not a minor figure. She had been kidnapped by gangsters many times since she was a child. She was saved each time in the end, however, while the kidnappers all died miserably because they had offended her grandpa.
She was thus unafraid of such threats, and her attitude hardened as she said, “Now I regret saving you!”
The man suddenly let go of Tang Xi and said, “You can go now.”
Tang Xi raised her eyebrows, asking, “What the heck do you want to do?”
“Someone called for you just now. If you don’t go out, they will come in to find you, and I’ll be in more trouble then,” the man explained and closed his eyes. He wondered why he talked so much to her. Was it due to the effect of the anesthetic?
Raising her eyebrows, Tang Xi snorted and picked up the medicine cabinet. The moment she walked out, she returned the cabinet to 008. She then found an ‘Under Repair’ sign, put it at the door of the toilet, took off the gloves and threw them into the garbage can. Finally, she pumped some foam into her palms and washed her hands carefully.