Colin Roberts might not be as talented as the contestants, but he was slightly famous in Bainbridge.
He was young, but he was capable enough to be a doctor. To give him a better future, his family used their connection to get him a job in Renew Pharmaceuticals, and he loved it.
Most of his time was spent treating patients, reading books, or chatting with his colleagues. He could have tenure too, and he wasn’t complaining about that.
All of Renew Pharmaceuticals‘ patients were rich, powerful, or both, while the doctors here were famous. The herbs and medicine they had were top-notch. Civilians couldn’t afford it, so there were barely any patients here. Sometimes they would go a whole day without receiving one patient.
In order to solve that problem, Renew Pharmaceuticals set up another branch, Chesington Pharmaceuticals.
Chesington had famous doctors too, though they wouldn’t appear as much as they did in Renew Pharmaceuticals. All Colin had to do was just wait for the hours to pass, but today was a special day.
Roxanne of the Bane Family showed up. The moment Colin got that news, he quickly came out of the office.
“Miss Bane, you went shopping for hours again, didn’t you?” Roxanne nodded, still in pain.
Colin feigned anger. “Miss Bane, how many times do we have to tell you to have plenty of rest and don’t push yourself?” And then he sighed.
Eleanor hung her head low in embarrassment. She was the one who took Roxanne on a shopping spree, thinking that her sister was getting all better, but halfway through picking clothes, Roxanne’s disease struck again.
Eleanor had quickly taken her to Renew Pharmaceuticals for a checkup. Now that they knew it was just Roxanne’s old condition acting up again, Colin grabbed a bottle of Circulation Pills for Roxanne.
She took the pill, and some color returned to her face. Colin made a record of the consultation and made a prescription, then he handed it to Eleanor.
“Take the meds you need there. Take it twice a day and use three bowls of water for the brew. Make sure the medicine is reduced to a thicker consistency. Miss Bane, please don’t push yourself anymore. I believe you know better.”
Roxanne nodded. “I know. Thank you, Dr. Roberts.”
Colin sat up straighter and recalled the consultation.
‘Mhmm, I was good… Yeah, that was a nice move. Bet I left a deep impression on her…’
Edgar frowned. ‘She got some color back, but her vessels… They’re a bit too red. The pills did work, but somethings wrong. This is not the right treatment…’
He exchanged a look with his new friends, and they nodded. Lola and Paintaker noticed the problem as well. Josef, in all his responsibility as a doctor, decided to step in.
“A minute, please,” he said.
Colin, Eleanor, and Roxanne turned to him at once.
“Pardon me, Dr. Roberts, but may I know more about Miss Bane’s condition?”
Colin didn’t know why Edgar interrupted them, but thinking that Edgar could be a contestant, Colin didn‘t want to anger him.
Hence, he said, “It’s her blood vessels.”
He stopped elaborating.
‘We’re about the same age. How come you get to join the competition while I have to be stuck in this little place?’ Colin was jealous.