Alternate Names: Doctor Elise: The Royal Lady with the Lamp, Oegwauisa Ellije, Nǚwáng de Shǒushùdāo, Surgeon Elise, Queen with a Scalpel
Year: 2019 (ongoing)
Genre: Fantasy, Isekai, Transmigration, Manhua, Romance, Drama
After Linden arranges a surprise party at the field hospital to encourage Elise to take a well-needed break from her ongoing care of wounded soldiers, the gathering is abruptly interrupted by Michael looking for help with a delicate operation. Yulian’s brother SIr Albert has a grenade bullet lodged in him and only a steady hand and eye can help. Knowing that Michael isn’t at the mastery level needed for such an operation, Elise takes over the operation. (She is a former ER doctor, after all.) Linden tries to stop the dangerous procedure, leading to Michael intervening. In the aftermath, Michael finds himself discussing plans to travel with Elise under the guise of medical research.
Chapters sixty-one to sixty-five sees the emphasis on what is required of emergency medical personnel. In this case, it makes use of a fictional form of ammunition in order to build tension. However, the same could apply with a violent / mentally unstable patient or even a difficult rescue site. In Elise’s case, she could be put in harm’s way by an explosion. However, others could also be placed in harm’s way.
It somewhat reminds me of a school friend of my husband who use to engage in international gymnastics. He had an accident one day and he had to give detailed instructions to another instructor in order to avoid having further damage done to his broken neck. It isn’t something that we typically think about, but using incorrect methods in an effort to help can often do more damage to the person in need.
This week’s chapters also do a great job of showing Michael’s attraction to Elise, which has been building up in recent chapters. He makes for a fascinating side character and it is in moments like the surgery that we see that his public persona as a playboy is not necessarily all there is to a man being pressured by his insane mother to try to become Emperor himself. Having him finally breach the subject of travelling with Elise is something that I’d been waiting for and the knowledge of a previous timeline where the two were close friends does make things complicated for a woman whose fiancee isn’t likely to annul the engagement anytime soon. Or perhaps this is a foreshadowing of something other than a love quartet (Mil Vs Ron/Linden). Either way, I am certain it will be a compelling ride.