Roxanne’s initial plan had been to invite both Nirina and Lola to the appreciation dinner. After all, it took the two’s teamwork to alleviate her stubborn illness.
However, when Lola heard that Roxanne wanted to buy her dinner, she immediately responded in a haughty and direct tone, “I‘m busy! I have no interest in this!”
Then, she shut the door in front of Roxanne’s face without a care for her.
Roxanne had no choice but to invite Nirina to come on his own.
‘l hope he doesn’t reject me,’ she thought.
“There’s no other way for me to thank you, Dr. Larson. I’m afraid I’ll never get a good night’s sleep if you don’t accept my offer,” she said.
Meanwhile, Nirina knew that Roxanne was the precious daughter of the Bane Family, and he knew that she had a respectable reputation. There were a few issues he faced in Bainbridge that she might have the answers to.
After some hesitation, he finally decided to accept her offer. “By the way, have you been feeling better, Miss Bane?” Roxanne was one of his patients, after all.
Nirina questioned her out of curiosity when he noticed the pop of color in her cheeks that made her seem healthier.
“Yeah, I have been taking the medication you prescribed. I’ve also used the methods you told me to practice, so I feel much better now. I find it easier to breathe as well.” After saying that, she took a deep breath to make her point.
Right then, she noticed other people giving her odd looks from the corner of her eye and was then reminded of what had happened just a moment ago. Her cheeks turned pink immediately.
“I’ll have to excuse myself now, Dr. Larson…” She hurried off upon finishing her words as if she was running away from him.
Nirina shook his head. He knew the nasty thoughts that were running through those onlookers’ minds!
“You guys knew I was applying the medication, yet you didn’t remind that girl earlier.”
However, the people around him simply pretended not to hear his words and went on with their duties instead. After all, anyone who responded would be indirectly owning up to their faults.
They weren’t dumb!
“Are you crazy, Roxy? Nirina might know a few things in the field of medicine, but he’s no miracle doctor. He’s just some regular doctor.” Eleanor went into lecture mode after she found out that Roxanne had invited Nirina over for dinner.
“He’s my savior, Ella. If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t have been able to cure myself of this shortness of breath. Aren’t you being a little too harsh on him?”
Even though Eleanor and Roxanne were close to one another, Roxanne didn’t allow her moral values to be swayed. She believed it was right for her to buy Nirina a meal since he had saved her, but Eleanor thought otherwise.
In Eleanor’s eyes, she felt like the man had only tried his best to save Roxanne because he was interested and intrigued by Roxanne’s flawless appearance and her reputation as the young lady of the Bane Family. That was why Eleanor had always felt rather disgusted by Joe.
She didn’t mind the idea of Roxanne dating, but he had to be a man with both wealth and good looks.
Eleanor changed the topic at that thought. “You’re right when you say that Nirina cured you, Roxy. However, he’s just doing his job. If you want to thank him, you can just give him a large tip or some expensive gift. I don’t see the need to treat him to a meal.”
Roxanne frowned at this. “He’s a professional who participated in the Holy Doctor Competition. Do you think he’d be interested in some regular gift?”
She had met tons of famous and talented doctors, yet none of them could help her with her illness. Even some of the more well-known and senior doctors couldn’t find a way to treat her at first.
Astor, on the other hand, merely observed her from the outside before he found the root cause of her issue. Then, he only did some acupuncture on her for a while before he managed to relieve a bunch of Roxanne’s symptoms.
‘Would a man as capable as him need more money from me?’
“Alright… That’s enough, Ella. I’ve already handed him the invitation, so there’s no way I’m going to take it back from him.” Roxanne was firm with her words.
Eleanor, who knew there was no point in trying to convince Roxanne, simply got to her feet and walked away.
When no one was watching, she slipped over to the side of the room to make a call. “Hello, Mr. Tritus…”