Chapter 178 - Her Biological Father?
Who could she possibly even be? Wasn't she just the daughter of a wealthy family with a bit of influence?
But if that was really the case, his mentor wouldn't be speaking so solemnly… Michael looked at Nora, and then back at Director Shaw, who asked him, "Who is the person you admire the most?"
Of course, it was…
In an instant, something seemed to click in Michael's head. His head whipped around abruptly, and he looked at Nora in disbelief. His eyes suddenly widened big and round, and he swallowed hard. "Are you Anti…"
Director Shaw felt that his student was finally being smart for once.
Michael was too academic-focused and had a rather rigid character. He devoted all of his passion and energy to medicine. Director Shaw could protect him while he was still around, but he couldn't help but worry whether or not Michael could make a name for himself in the field of medicine after he retired.
From the looks of it, he didn't seem that stupid, after all.
… Or so he thought, because the next moment, he heard Michael say, "—'s first assistant, Lily?"
Director Shaw, "?"
He took back his statement from just now!
On the sofa, Nora, who was about to wait for Michael to worship her, "?"
An astounded Michael exclaimed, "Are you really Lily? My goodness, I've only heard that Anti's first assistant was a young lady, but I didn't expect her to be this young! If you're Lily, then you're really very impressive, Ms. Smith!"
The corners of Nora's lips spasmed.
Director Shaw face-palmed.
Michael gave his glasses a push, looked at her seriously, and said, "I'm very pleased to make your acquaintance, Ms. Lily. You are so blessed to be able to work with Anti! Do you know that every medical student envies you the most?!"
Seeing that Michael looked as if he wanted to go on, Director Shaw interrupted him with a wave. He decided to do him a favor and let that protégé of his see and experience how disgusting and detestable society was, as well as teach him not to judge a book by its cover.
He said, "She's not Lily. Alright, you can go out for now!"
She wasn't Lily?
He'd thought that Anti was too busy to come over, so she'd sent Lily to take part in the consultation instead. But if she wasn't Lily, then why did his mentor say that?
A confused Michael frowned. However, he obediently left the room after glancing at Nora again.
After he left, Director Shaw closed the door and looked at Nora helplessly. He said, "This student of mine has very strong comprehension ability in neurosurgery. You can say that he's a genius. He'll definitely become an even better surgeon than me in the future. It's just that he's a little thick-headed. I hope you won't hold it against him."
Nora waved carelessly, not bothered in the least.
Director Shaw was relieved.
Anti's status in the medical field was too high. A single word from her could easily negatively affect Michael's future.
He took out the list of personnel, handed it to Nora, and said, "This is the list of all the medical staff participating in the operation. Do you think it needs to be reduced?"
Although he had already signed off on it, he still needed her to personally confirm the finalized list.
Nora took a couple of looks at it. Her gaze swept across Tina's name before she went past it.
Not only did Tina have the audacity to increase the live-stream's popularity, but it must also have been because of Angela that Henry suddenly came to New York out of nowhere to kick up a fuss. It could only have been Tina who had instigated Angela to do so.
That woman was too irritating. Nora wanted her to disappear from her life. In that case, she would have to give her a legitimate reason and opportunity to do that, of course.
She smiled and kept her name there. In the end, she only added a name: Lisa Black.
Her little cousin… Oh, come to think of it, since she wasn't related to Henry, then that meant that she and Irene Smith weren't aunt and niece anymore, either.
However, Aunt Irene had always treated her pretty well, so she didn't mind maintaining their familial ties even if they weren't blood-related.
Director Shaw smiled when he saw what she did. "You're surprisingly rather protective of your student."
Nora yawned and got onto her feet. "She's my student; of course I have to protect her."
Performing operations was very exhausting. If she groomed and trained Lisa, it would be great if she could operate on her behalf in the future!
If it wasn't for her health, she would have liked to save a few more people.
Director Shaw then hastily said, "You didn't ask your assistant to come back this time, so I've arranged one for you."
He smiled and suggested, "What do you think of Michael from just now?"
Nora glanced at him.
Director Shaw smiled openly and said, "I'm not trying to help my student. Rather, in terms of overall ability, he is the most suitable candidate. Moreover, his admiration for Anti is endless and boundless, so he definitely won't be a hindrance to you."
Nora thought of the notes that Michael had written just now. The writings were densely packed and written very seriously. Moreover, it was obvious at a glance that the man himself was the stiff and rigid type, which made him very suitable to be a doctor.
She nodded and said, "I'll let you make the decision."
She turned and stepped out of the office after that.
Unexpectedly, Michael was standing right outside the door. When he saw her exit, he looked at her hesitantly and asked, "Who exactly are you, Ms. Smith?"
The corners of Nora's lips quirked upward into a smile, and she said, "Make a guess?"
After that, she left straight away without giving Michael another chance to speak.
She went downstairs and headed to the car park. While on the way there, students around her were leaving a class one after another and a lot of people were walking toward where she was.
Her cell phone rang at this point. When Nora picked up, Cherry's voice came from the other end. She asked, "Mommy, can you look up someone for me?"
Nora raised her brows. "Who is it?"
Cherry sounded very down. She replied, "It's my Sponsor Grandpa. He hasn't been on Messenger for 36 hours and 7 minutes. Can you find out who he is for me? If it's possible, can you tell him to log on to Messenger? Our spark of friendship is about to extinguish!"
She was aware of some of the ongoings in Cherry's live-streams. Sponsor Grandpa and Sponsor Daddy were both her big fans.
However, Nora couldn't be bothered to do it. She said, "I'm sleepy, and I have to sleep."
"I've already asked Pete, Mommy. You're not in bed right now! If you don't help me, I'll have to ask Grand-aunt for help!"
All she knew was to use that trick.
Her aunt was very busy abroad. In spite of that, she had helped her look after her child all these years, so she'd better not bother her with such trivial matters.
A resigned Nora said, "Just this once!"
"I know, I know! It won't happen again, yeah~"
Cherry hung up after giving her an excited reply.
With her cell phone in hand, Nora was about to check Sponsor Grandpa's identity using the Messenger account that Cherry had sent her when a male student suddenly passed her by. He seemingly unintentionally bumped into her shoulder before he apologized sincerely, "Sorry…"
Just as he was about to slip away, a slender hand grabbed his arm. The young man wanted to break free from her hold but found that he couldn't.
The girl might look petite, but she was surprisingly strong.
Nora lowered her gaze and stared at the two strands of hairs that he had plucked off her head by taking advantage of the chaos just now. A sharp glint flashed across her cat-like eyes as she demanded, "Whose orders are you under to take DNA samples from me?!"
Could it be… her biological father?