Chapter 105: Publication Banned
Huo Zhou personally came forward and took back all the latest editions of the magazine, and forbade the company from continuing to publish them.
After the magazine agency received the ban order from the headquarters of Hai Yue Company, they found it unbelievable. There must be a lot of resistance for their company to ban their best-selling publication.
Where did the resistance come from?
At work, her colleague, Ah Cui, asked Qiao An secretly, “Qiao An, tell me honestly, did you do something behind our backs? Is that why the headquarters banned us from publishing this journal?”
Qiao An was actually even more confused. She said to Ah Cui, “Do you think I have that much influence as an abandoned wife of the Li family?”
Ah Cui thought for a moment and nodded. “That makes sense. Although you’re the daughter-in-law of the Li family, Lu Mo is also the future daughter-in-law of the Li family. Lu Mo can’t wait to publish this journal. After you and Lu Mo had a conflict, the Li family should choose to be neutral. In that case, the person behind the ban on this journal is someone else?”
Qiao An didn’t think she had anything to do with the publication’s obstruction.
However, there was no secret in this world.
The people at Hai Yue’s headquarters accidentally leaked the news. The reason why this publication was banned was because a big shot wanted to protect Qiao An’s privacy.
Ah Cui ran over angrily to question Qiao An. “Qiao An, didn’t you say that the ban on the publication has nothing to do with you? Why did I hear that a big shot banned the publication to protect your privacy?”
With some resentment, Ah Cui complained to Qiao An, “Do you know that because of the obstruction of this publication, the entire magazine has to work overtime to rush out a new interview report? Where are we going to find a suitable interview target in this short period of time?”
Qiao An was dumbfounded.
Was this a blessing in disguise?
Who would be so considerate as to protect her dignity? After the issue was cancelled, she really had to thank the other party.
Seeing that she really didn’t know, Cui shook her head and sighed. “Sigh, forget it. Let’s work overtime for another edition.”
As the journal was about to be taken back, Qiao An took out the magazine from the drawer. Thinking that this journal had the possibility of being out of print, she couldn’t help but flip through the article about the medical couple.
In the report, the entire process of Li Xiaoran saving her was recorded in detail. Through the words, Qiao An seemed to see Li Xiaoran trying his best to save her when he came to the ruins that day.
In fact, at that time, the other doctors had already announced her death. It was Li Xiaoran who did not believe that she would die. The report described a miracle. Li Xiaoran relied on his preliminary observation to confirm that she was not dead. He roared crazily at the scene, “She won’t die. She’s not dead. She has to be saved. I have to operate on her personally… Not only do I want her to stand up, I want her to recover.”
Back then, many doctors dissuaded him. “Doctor Li, she no longer has a heartbeat. If you save her, this will be the only failure in your surgery history.”
The dean was even more against Li Xiaoran. “Xiaoran, the injured died on the operating table. It’s easy for there to be a medical dispute…”
However, Li Xiaoran had pushed her onto the operating table despite everyone’s objections. After six days and six nights of surgery, Li Xiaoran had forcefully saved her from death.
She lay on the operating table for six days. Li Xiaoran relied on a drip of nutrient solution to last six days and accompany her through the tribulation.
When she woke up, Li Xiaoran’s eyes were filled with relief.
Qiao An knew what happened next.
He took good care of her… He even wiped her body, took care of her feces, and pee… He did everything that a nurse should do.
Qiao An looked at Li Xiaoran’s photo on the cover page. When he operated on her, his eyes were almost completely focused.
For some reason, Qiao An seemed to see the gentle protection in Li Xiaoran’s eyes.
She suddenly closed the magazine, and her broken heart seemed to have returned to beating. A strange emotion surged in her heart.
Did Li Xiaoran love her? Did he hate her?
She could not tell. If it was love, why was he able to accept Lu Mo happily and threaten to take revenge on her?
If it was hatred, why did he not commit himself to this revenge?
In the evening, when Qiao An got off work, she was surprised to find Li Xiaoran’s car parked at the entrance of her company.
When Li Xiaoran saw Qiao An, he immediately got out of the car and grabbed her hand roughly. “Qiao An, come with me.”
Qiao An did not know what to do with Li Xiaoran. She felt that staying away from him was the wisest choice.
“Let go of me.” She struggled.
Li Xiaoran said shamelessly, “Qiao An, are you sure you want to create a scene here? If you’re not afraid of being seen by your colleagues, I don’t mind talking to you slowly here.”
Qiao An was afraid that her colleagues would see her relationship with Li Xiaoran, so she was pulled into the car by Li Xiaoran.
Li Xiaoran stepped on the accelerator and pulled Qiao An to a secluded riverside park. Qiao An was speechless and glared at him angrily. “Li Xiaoran, what exactly do you want?”
Li Xiaoran opened the car door and walked to the front passenger seat. He opened the car door for Qiao An like a gentleman.
Qiao An leaned back in her seat and glared at him indignantly.
Li Xiaoran couldn’t help but laugh when he saw her cheeks turn into buns. He smiled elegantly. “I apologize to you.”
Qiao An was dumbfounded. “You took the trouble to drag me to this godforsaken place just to apologize to me?”
Li Xiaoran said very seriously, “An’an, that report has nothing to do with me. Lu Mo was the one who gave out the information.”
Qiao An put on a disbelieving face. He was the one who was interviewed with Lu Mo that day. Even if Lu Mo said it, Li Xiaoran did not stop her because he had other motives.
Li Xiaoran continued to explain, “An’an, after you left that day, I also felt disinterested, so I found an excuse to leave the consultation room. Therefore, Lu Mo accepted the interview alone that day. All the opinions of that interview only represent Lu Mo’s views. It has nothing to do with me.”
After a pause, Li Xiaoran said aggrievedly, “You’ve wronged me.”
Now that the truth was out, Qiao An didn’t know what to say.
She just felt relieved.
Her stifled heart seemed to have become clear and happy.
“Qiao An, it’s your turn to apologize to me!” Li Xiaoran said.
Qiao An stared.
Her lips trembled. “I’m not apologizing to you. I didn’t do anything wrong.”
“You misunderstood me,” Li Xiaoran reminded her solemnly.
Qiao An said perfunctorily, “I’m sorry.”
Li Xiaoran smiled and said, “Don’t worry, I’ve banned the issue. Not many people will know about this.”