Sense - Chapter 107
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– You’ve confirmed it. Thank you. The task force’s operation was all stopped because the inside information was unclear. With this, we will be able to start a proper operation. It will take some time to discuss how to deal with the protestors, but please don’t worry. I’ll keep you posted.
Dowook was relieved to hear Lieutenant Yu’s hopeful words.
Now, all they had to do was check the minister’s health and wait for experts to suppress the extremist group.
He comfortably checked the Minister’s EEG chart.
Several members of the Greenpeace protesters rushed into the main entrance of the emergency room, which had been left open for a while.
-Here! There’s someone hurt!
Dowook’s gaze naturally turned to them because they were carrying in a bloody patient.
A patient suspected of fracturing his ankle bone due to a shoulder wound lay on an empty bed.
The man in the red mask pointed at the patient.
He was being very frugal even though he did not have to pay a penny for the medical treatment.
Since it was confirmed that it was not a bomb, he approached the patient lying on the bed with a light heart.
A woman, who was looking at the fallen patient with a sad look on her face, shouted as soon as she saw Dowook.
“Red alstublieft deze man!”
‘What language is this?’
When Dowook tilted his head, one of the ALF members interpreted it.
『It’s Dutch. she’s asking for help.』
When the bleeding shoulder was exposed, a broken bone was sticking out.
The mark of being struck by a heavy, angular object.
It was like an injury suffered in violent demonstrations seen on TV.
A vital monitor was attached to determine the bleeding shock, and disinfectant was sprayed on the protruding shoulder blades.
Thanks to the patient who fainted while groaning in pain, the people standing with him, especially the woman who appeared to be his lover, looked the most surprised.
『Can you translate this for me?』
The ALF members nodded at Dowook’s words.
『From now on, I’m going to suture the wound with his shoulder blades aligned inward, but if you don’t want him to be crippled, he has to receive professional treatment. Orthopedic surgery. Do you understand?』
The Dutch woman kept nodding, only beckoning to the patient. She didn’t seem to have any intention of visiting an orthopedic clinic separately, so Dowook sighed and started treatment.
It was not up to him in the end.
He gently pushed the bones inside with his gloved hands. Since the thickness of the skin was arbitrary, a thin layer of the dermis was pulled up and sutured to match the thick skin.
When the height was adjusted, the tissue was normally an esoteric wound, but the Commander’s sense was excellent.
He finished dressing the sutured wound and wrapped the bandage tightly. Dowook, who stepped back after attaching an IV line, turned to the three Greenpeace protesters who brought in the patient.
『Emergency treatment is over. Can you see the blood pressure? It’s a positive sign that it’s higher than before.』
The Dutch woman was relieved by the noise and clapped her hands.
『Thank you, Doctor,』
The other two have also patted Dowook on the shoulder and thanked him. Their facial expressions were typical of the patient’s guardian especially when they were violent protesters who rushed to the Chinese police.
What could he say about this?
Should he say that it was humanity’s sensibility that went beyond individual beliefs in the face of life and death?
‘Why take this so seriously? Today’s work is just a crazy experience. Let’s wait until the crackdown begins.’
Dowook , who was about to return to the minister after finishing emergency treatment, stiffened.
Near the entrance.
This time, there were around 20 injured people coming in.
The call of the man in the red mask.
When Dowook realized what he meant, he felt a migraine starting to brew in his head.
‘Erase what I said a while ago about it being different from the emergency room of Myeong Sae Hospital.’
Since he also figured out that the bomb was false, Dowook strode up to the man in the red mask.
『Are you kidding me? You want me to handle all those people by myself? The hospital I work for is very strict, but even they won’t do this! What do you want me to do with dozens of people at once? I can’t do it here. Do I need to protest?』
The man in the red mask, who saw people suffering from major and minor injuries from the violent clashes keep on entering, groaned and said,
『What can we do for you?』
『Doctors! Call out the doctors who are locked in over there!』
Jin Daeyoung opened his eyes wide listening to an unfamiliar machine signal. Then, as he turned his head, he realized that his hands and feet were all tied together.
As soon as he thought, ‘What’s going on?’ he remembered the scene just before he fainted.
The moment he tried to push the bed after overpowering the two men guarding the French minister’s ward, he was attacked unexpectedly. There seemed to be a trained ex-military among them.
Jin Daeyoung, who was looking around after understanding the situation, looked at the crowd of patients and doctors and became suspicious.
He couldn’t understand what was happening.
Why were doctors from all over the world freely walking around when ALF members were guarding the surroundings?
『Hey! There’s not enough beds, so let him sit on that chair! Dr. Garrett! The examination of the damaged lower extremities over there! Dr. Grant! Can’t you see the people in line? Let’s just let the patient go with the dislocation injury! If you hear a groaning noise, call the ALF members next to you and kick them out!』
It was surprisingly Park Dowook who controlled the emergency center with his loud shouts. The man in the Red Mask, the head of the enemy, stood aside and did not interfere.
What the hell was going on here?
“Oh, you’re awake.”
A passing Dowook saw Jin Daeyoung was awake.
“Are you alright? You must feel quite uncomfortable.”
“Will you release me? Earlier, I secretly packed my walkie-talkie while fighting in front of the office on the second floor. It’s in my suit pocket.”
Jin Daeyoung whispered slowly to Dowook, who seemed flustered, so that nearby ALF members could not hear him.
“The model is GP-37. This is a long-distance walkie-talkie that covers a radius of 5km. I think I can contact outside if I match the open channel of the Chinese response team. For the success of the talks and the safety of the French minister, I would like to inform you…….”
As if he had a headache, Dowook, who pressed the middle of his forehead, suddenly held a medicine bottle and a syringe.
“Emergency centers are basically equipped with wide-area radios to communicate with local firefighters. On the reception desk over there. Can you see the size? It’s much better than 5km, right?”
“Oh, then that would be more certain.”
“I’ll do something about it, so please stay calm. Your ribs are broken right now.”
“No, I’ll do my best to help you.….”
Jin Dae-young’s head gently lowered because of the medicine that came through the infusion line.
“I don’t have time to explain everything. I’m sorry, sir.…『Hey! Get out! You’re treated!』”
Across from the hospital surrounded by Greenpeace protesters.
The ALF members, who were closely watching the situation with telescopes on the roof of the building, put a walkie-talkie in their mouths when they saw a Chinese security bus arriving at the entrance.
『The Public Security Guard has arrived. About a hundred people were dropped off.』
Just as he finished the report.
An eerily cold metal touched the back of his neck.
『If you don’t want to be the first casualty between operations, do as I say. Put your hands up.』
At the wolf-like fierce growl, he reflexively raised his hands and the other person took his walkie-talkie.
『Tie him up.』
Five or six military shoes caught the eyes of the ALF member who was tied up by a special rope and fell on the floor.
『This is Wolf team. The watcher has been captured. We’re moving.』
-Received. Stand by after moving.
The ALF members groaned when they saw fully equipped multinational special forces quickly rope down the building.
-Here’s the plan. While the Shanghai Public Security Agency is leading the Greenpeace protesters to a confrontation, a team from the ceiling, a team from the stairs, and a team from the underground will enter. The operation to neutralize internal personnel will be over in an instant, so Mr. Dowook should hide as soon as the ceiling explodes.
At last, the response team seemed to have started moving.
Dowook looked at the still chaotic situation where several injured people were being treated and stood close to the minister.
A Greenpeace protester ran toward the entrance of the emergency room.
『The police are on their way!』
With this cry, all those who could move their bodies escaped.
Garrett, exhausted, sat down on the floor. That American doctor was an emergency surgeon, so the workload he got was considerable. He was continually allocated severely injured people, but considering that he treated them neatly, he wasn’t all hot air.
‘Now I don’t know what’s going on.’
When it became known that proper treatment was available inside, almost all protesters were treated for nearly an hour.
『Sir, I’ll put on an oxygen respirator. We will induce hyperventilation to reduce pain.』
The minister’s weak gaze, who had to stay awake and deliver the claims demanded by the man in the red mask, was directed at Dowook.
Just nodding his head seemed to have taken all of his energy, so Dowook couldn’t help but feel sorry for him.
This respirator couldn’t reduce pain. It was just to prepare for the bitter pain of CS bullets that the special forces would soon throw in.
Dowook felt a tingling sensation from the ceiling and noticed that they had arrived.
Dozens of trained soldiers were detected on the stairs beyond the entrance and on the underground side, similar to Jin Daeyoung.
-Experiment on animals! I’m against it!
-Throw it! Throw it!
The expected clash began outside.
『Dr. Park, drink water.』
Ellie brought a bottle of water and held it out to Dowook. He opened the cap and as he drank, she asked him in a quiet voice.
『Jon is curious about the progress.』
Even during the hectic treatments, Dowook delivered relevant information to Jon who was still trapped in the lounge.
Dowook turned his head toward Jon and nodded lightly. It was about to start. Jon was seen spreading the signal quickly to the attendants gathered in the lounge.
『Dr. Ellie, hold on to this.』
Dowook shoved a portable respirator to Ellie.
『Use it instead of a gas mask.』
The man in the red mask who had been watching what was happening outside walked toward Dowook.
『What is that on the minister’s face?』
『I prescribed it temporarily because of the limitation of the anesthetics. He’s already at his limit.』
『Limit or not, take it off immediately. Minister, you’re going to have to tell the Chinese authorities to back off.』
After looking at the protesters throwing rocks and bottles of oil, Dowook spoke calmly.
『There’s something I’m curious about. Shouldn’t we ask veterinarians and not a health minister to take the lead in saving animals in the medical field?』
『What nonsense are you spouting? Did you forget that I have control of a bomb?』
-Dowook, 5 seconds before the operation begins.
『Think about it carefully in prison, Prof. Samson. I think a vet should be the one no matter how I think about it.』
The man in the red mask flinched at the sudden mention of his name.
Sensing the abnormality of Dowook suddenly putting on a respirator, the man in the red mask immediately shouted.
『Everyone, secure the minister! Grab the doctor!』
Dowook accepted the strongest sense he could feel from all the special forces members from different countries into his hands.
He easily grabbed the man in the red mask’s arm and twisted it behind him as he tried to run over to the minister.
The man in the red mask was lying on the floor.
Some parts of the ceiling collapsed and flashes accompanied by a loud sound swept through the emergency center at once.
With the respirator on, Dowook grabbed Ellie, who staggered back due to the intense light and roar of the flare, and sat her down on a chair.
The tear gas burst.
Three large men who rushed forward to secure the minister screamed and grabbed their faces.
The only ALF member who forced himself to the minister’s side with tears running down his face looked up at Dowook.
『Doctor, stand aside.』
Looking closely, it was the member whose palm Dowook had sutured 2 hours ago.
『You should be the one to stop. If you don’t want to get hurt again.』
Despite the warning, the member still aimed for the minister so Dowook hit him at the back of the neck.
As his opponent stopped moving with a cough, Dowook kicked him in the knee to knock him down. Dowook laughed awkwardly when he saw Ellie watch his movements with surprise beside him.
『Don’t move! If you resist, I’ll activate the bomb!』
Special forces soldiers descended neatly from the ceiling and joined those who had come in from the stairs and underground.
* * *
Inside the emergency conference room in Shanghai City Hall.
Foreign ministers from the G20 country members did not look good even though they were informed that they had secured the minister safely.
US Undersecretary, John Davidson, said bitterly.
『The conference’s image has been tarnished due to the environmental terrorists. Greenpeace is making a fuss over the intense crackdown by the Chinese public security and there are even those in favor of the ALF on the Internet.』
John turned to the French Foreign Minister, deMont
『Can’t Minister Kushner appear in person during the last meeting? It would be helpful if he showed up personally.』
『According to the doctor who treated the minister to the end, if he doesn’t rest completely for the next 36 hours, his blood vessels may burst. The G20 Health Conference can’t be held at the expense of the minister’s life. If he loses consciousness in the middle. Things would only get worse.』
『36 hours, huh. What do you think about extending the meeting be one more day?』
Several ministers shook their heads and expressed reluctance to this suggestion. From the cost to their schedules, there were more than a couple problems for each country.
When everyone looked upset at the fact that the conference would be evaluated as a failure, Seo Jung-Hee, director of the Asia-Pacific Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Korea, spoke from where she had silently been looking at her laptop.
『There is a solution.』
Everyone turned to Seo Jung-Hee.
『This is a video that was secured as evidence after the arrest of the ALF leader Samuel Samson. I received a request from the Interpol.』
The video that had been shown on the laptop appeared on the large monitor in the front of the conference room.
『We haven’t checked everything but there was a very interesting scene.』
Inside the chaotic emergency center, where bright flashes of light and tear gas were everywhere.
A man wearing a respirator was seen on the screen carefully examining the minister’s condition, regardless of all the chaos.
『That man, isn’t he that doctor? The one who confirmed the situation inside and took care of the minister.』
When Minister deMont asked, Seo Jung-Hee nodded and gestured for everyone to keep watching.
An ALF member and a SOF approached while fighting but after easily dodging them, the doctor found some medicine from a cabinet and stood beside the minister.
-This blocker will make you feel much better. You’ve worked hard, sir.
Minister Kushner weakly reached out and covered the doctor’s hand in thanks.
『What a surprise. How can he be so calm? Does Korea require special training from its doctors?』
All the other ministers agreed at someone’s admiring exclamation.
『The video isn’t over yet.』
When Seo Jung-Hee said so, everyone turned back to the monitor.
The camera fell during the operation.
A doctor approached an ALF member who lay fainted on the floor while holding a neck brace.
The doctor quietly put on the brace and changed the bandage on the man’s hand then headed to another patient lying on a bed.
In the midst of a fight, the non-lethal rubber bullets broke windows and screams rang out from everywhere, making it hard for someone to hold on to their senses.
But that doctor was taking care of other people in all that chaos and noise.
All the ministers became speechless.
Seo Jung-Hee stopped the video and continued speaking.
『I think the actions of this doctor are much nobler than us who gathered to discuss universal health policies or those groups that protested for animal welfare. Let’s make this public to the media. More than any discussion, I think this will have a positive effect. What do you think?』
『France fully supports the motion.』
『The US also agrees.』
『Mexico as well…….』
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