Chapter 744 Heading for His Doom
Qin Haodong was treating patients in the clinic when his mobile phone suddenly rang. It was an unfamiliar phone number.
He answered it and heard a middle-aged woman’s voice, “Little Qin, this is Auntie Liao.”
Qin Haodong did not recognize her voice for a moment and the woman explained, “Don’t you remember me? You just cured my cervical spondylosis the day before yesterday.”
When he heard about the cervical spondylosis, Qin Haodong immediately realized that this was Liao Shuyuan, Shao Weimin’s wife. He quickly said, “I’m really sorry, Auntie Liao. I’m busy treating people here and did not recognize your voice for a moment.”
Liao Shuyuan said, “That’s quite normal. We’ve met only once, after all. You’re welcome anytime at my house when you’re available and you’d better bring along your girlfriend.”
Qin Haodong had a good impression of Liao Shuyuan. He said, “Auntie Liao, is there anything I can do for you?”
“Little Qin, thank you for curing my cervical spondylosis. But I got carried away these last few days and exercised too much. I twisted my waist yesterday when I went to the square dance and it has not gotten better yet. Could you please help me?”
In fact, it was not a big problem at all and she could also get treatment in other hospitals. As the wife of the minister, there were naturally countless doctors who were willing to serve her.
But Qin Haodong was the only doctor she trusted now and she was not willing to see other doctors.
“Auntie Liao, you can come to my clinic if that’s convenient. Or I can come to your house after I see these patients.”
“Little Qin, do you have a clinic now?” Liao Shuyuan said, “I can’t do any energetic exercises with my twisted waist, but I can still walk. Well then, I’ll come to your clinic by foot and it’ll be more convenient for me to ask you for help in the future.”
Then she hung up and came to the door of the Donghui Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine half an hour later.
At this time, nearly all the patients had left. Qin Haodong welcomed her in and said, “Auntie Liao, welcome here.”
Out of politeness, Su Hui also greeted her, together with Qin Haodong, “Nice to meet you, Auntie Liao!”
“Nice to see you.”
Although Liao Shuyuan was the wife of the minister, she was no different from other ordinary middle-aged women. She was particularly interested in his girlfriend.
After seeing Su Hui, who was both beautiful and sweet, she even forgot about the pain in her waist. She immediately asked Qin Haodong, “Is this your girlfriend? She’s so beautiful. You two are really a perfect match.”
Qin Haodong said awkwardly, “Auntie Liao, come with me. Let me treat your waist first.”
Then he led Liao Shuyuan into the nearby massage room.
Su Hui’s clinic was not spacious, but it was equipped with all kinds of facilities. Beside the entrance, there was a massage room made of fiberglass. The glass here was one-way and transparent, so you could see the outside from the inside, but people from the outside could not see what was happening inside.
Qin Haodong checked Liao Shuyuan’s waist injury and said:” Auntie Liao, this is a simple muscle strain, which is very easy to treat. Please lie on the bed for a while and it will be cured in ten minutes.”
“Little Qin, I trust your medical skills.”
Then Liao Shuyuan laid down on the massage bed. Qin Haodong put his hands on her waist and began to massage her.
With his special skills and the nourishment of Green Wood Genuine Qi, the pain in her back soon eased and she felt quite comfortable.
“Auntie Liao, please take a rest here. You’ll fully recover in ten minutes.”
Liao Shuyuan said, “Little Qin, I’m literally stunned. Your medical skills are really amazing…”
Su Hui was treating patients outside when a middle-aged man in uniform suddenly appeared at the door, followed by a pockmark-faced man and the man who had just given them one million yuan.
Her heart sank. Even if she did not have much social experience, she still realized that they were in trouble now.
The man in uniform walked in and asked, “Who’s the boss here?”
Su Hui stood up and said, “I am the boss. What is the problem?”
The man in uniform said, “I’m Qiu Yutang, Chief of the Inspection Section of the Sanitary Bureau. Someone just reported that you sold fake drugs. So I came here to check it out.”
It was the first time for Su Hui to experience such a thing and she was at a loss for words.
“What is happening? I’m in charge here.”
Qin Haodong came out of the massage room and came over to them.
“Cousin… no… Chief Qiu, this is the guy who cheated us out of one million yuan!”
At the sight of Qin Haodong, the middle-aged man immediately recognized him.
Qiu Yutang glanced at him and thought he was just an innocent young man and did not take him seriously. He said arrogantly, “Is that so? Did you just cheat this victim of one million yuan?”
Qin Haodong smiled and said, “Sir, you must be joking. We are doctors, how can we cheat our patients?”
“Now you’re caught with the loot! How dare you refuse to admit your guilt?”
Qiu Yutang took out the fake ginseng from his bag and threw it on the table, “This is the evidence!”
Qin Haodong took a look at the ginseng and said with a smile, “Sir, you’re right. I sold the ginseng to him, but that was a fair deal and I did not lie to him.”
Qiu Yutang said, “But the ginseng is fake! You sold it for one million yuan. Isn’t it a scam?”
Qin Haodong said calmly, “But sir, he brought the ginseng here and said that it’s a century-old treasure. He also mentioned that he found it in the remote mountains. How could it be fake?”
“If it’s really fake, you should arrest him instead of me.”
Qiu Yutang was a little confused. The fake ginseng belonged to his cousin and it had nothing to do with this young man even if it was fake.
Having worked in the Sanitary Bureau for so many years, it was the first time he had encountered such a strange thing.
Qin Haodong smiled and said, “Sir, I paid 200,000 yuan for it at first, but he insisted on buying it back. He even threatened to kill himself if I did not agree. So I had no choice but to sell it to him again. When did I cheat him?”
The patients were witnesses to the dealing. They immediately came over to testify for Qin Haodong.
“Yes, we saw it with our own eyes. The middle-aged man brought the ginseng here and it had nothing to do with Doctor Qin, no matter if it was fake or not…”
“We can testify that he insisted on buying this ginseng back at that time. He said that he would kill himself in the clinic if Doctor Qin did not agree. Why did he come back? Shame on him!”
“All right, shut up!”
Qiu Yutang could not outargue them, so he shouted angrily and tried to shut them up, by using his authority.
Since this young man had no family background here, he could do whatever he wanted. He did not believe that an outsider would dare to resist arrest.
At the same time, the pockmark-faced man and the middle-aged man turned vicious. They reached out and intentionally exposed the handles of the daggers protruding from their waistbands.
At the sight of the daggers, the patients immediately shut up and stepped backward.
They were just patients who came here to see a doctor. It was easy to do justice for Qin, but it would not be worth it if they died for it.
Qiu Yutang said to Qin Haodong, “I don’t care if you cheated him or not. This is a clinic and you must be responsible for your patients and customers. Hurry up and take your ginseng back. Besides, give them 1.2 million yuan.”
Su Hui said, “Sir, what are you talking about? We can give them one million yuan, but why do we still need to pay an extra 200,000 yuan?”
Qiu Yutang said, “He sold the ginseng to you for 200,000 yuan. Don’t you remember that?”
Su Hui said, “We don’t want the ginseng now. Can we give the ginseng back and pay them one million yuan?”
Qiu Yutang said, “No, you can’t. The ginseng has been sold to you. You can’t return it at will.”
Although Qin had already realized that Qiu Yutang was working with the brothers, he was still surprised by his impudence. He snorted with laughter, “Sir, you’re so strange. They can return the ginseng, but why can’t we do that?”
Qiu Yutang stiffened at his words and then he said, “You’re the merchants and must be reputable. You have to receive it since your customer wants to return the goods. But this guy is just an ordinary farmer, so you’re not allowed to give the ginseng back to him.”
Qin Haodong said, “We don’t agree. It doesn’t make sense.”
Su Hui said, “We can give them one million yuan, but the extra 200,000 yuan is not his.”
Qiu Yutang was longing to buy a diamond ring for his wife with the 200,000 yuan, so he immediately widened his eyes and said in a tough tone, “Just do whatever I say. Do you still want to run a clinic here?”
“Do you think you have the final say as to whether they can run a clinic here?”
Liao Shuyuan had already heard the whole story. She couldn’t hold back her anger anymore and walked out of the massage room.
Qiu Yutang turned back and saw Liao Shuyuan. Although he was working in the Ministry of Health, he was just a petty official and did not even know who she was. He thought that Liao was just an ordinary patient here. So he shouted, “It’s none of your business! Get out of my way!”
Liao Shuyuan was immediately irritated. She had never been humiliated in public like this before.
“What are you talking about? How dare you talk to me like this?”
“I’m telling you that I’m from the Inspection Section of the Sanitary Bureau and I’m here to enforce the law. Stop interfering with official business, or I’ll arrest you.”
Hearing his impolite words, Liao Shuyuan trembled with great anger. She pointed at his nose and shouted, “You’re from the Sanitary Bureau, aren’t you? You want to arrest me, don’t you? Just wait and see.”
Then she took out her mobile phone and called Yang Haizheng, the director of the Sanitary Bureau, “Old Yang, no matter where you’re now, just come to the Donghui Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine within five minutes.”
Yang Haizheng was busy with official affairs with his driver and he was quite astonished after hearing Liao Shuyuan’s words. He had never seen the minister’s wife lose her temper before. He wondered what had happened to her.
But no matter what, he had to get there immediately. He said to the driver, “Turn around quickly. We must go to the Donghui Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine within five minutes. Be quick!”
Liao Shuyuan was still angry after she hung up. She called another person, “Cousin, I’m at the Donghui Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Someone said that he is about to arrest me. Come here quickly…”
Qiu Yutang watched Liao Shuyuan making phone calls and sneered, “You’re asking someone for help, aren’t you? Do you think I’ll be scared of you? I’ll wait here and see who can help you!”
Qin Haodong shook his head silently. He had never seen such a stupid man who was heading for his doom. He was abusing his power and showing off to the minister’s wife. It seemed that this guy would definitely be fired.
Liao Shuyuan sneered and said, “Then let’s wait and see if you can still be happy later.”
“Ha… Ha… Ha… Ha…” Qiu Yutang burst into wild laughter, “What can you do to me? Can you fire me?”
He got along quite well with the other officials in the Sanitary Bureau, which was the reason why he could be promoted to the current position. One of the deputy directors was his acquaintance, so he did not even take this woman seriously.
Then he pulled up a chair and sat down.
After a while, he looked at his watch and said, “Bitch, it’s been five minutes. Where’s your helper?”