SEVEN YEARS WITHOUT YOU
(Reporting for Duty)
"What's going on? A ten-million-yuan insurance? Sounds cool." Zhu Lingling interjected; she was curious.
Huo Mian looked at Qin Chu and said, "You talk."
"It's nothing, I just signed you up for some reasonable insurance."
"How much?" Huo Mian probed further.
"Just a couple dozen million."
"Just… a couple dozen million? Wealthy people sure know how to live," Zhu Lingling was flabbergasted.
"Why would you do that? You're already loaded, do you really need an insurance company's payout?" Huo Mian frowned, she didn't know what Qin Chu was thinking.
Gao Ran spoke before anyone else could, "See, that's where you're wrong. Chu didn't sign you up to receive a payout from the insurance company. The point of that is if you accidentally get hurt and the offending party fails to provide a sky-high compensation, the insurance company will sue. Then, the court will rule it to be intentional and sentence the perpetrator anywhere between a couple of years to a couple of decades in prison."
Huo Mian and Zhu Lingling were shocked by Gao Ran's explanation…
Huo Mian finally understood why the pregnant patient's husband was detained; it was because of her insurance.
"Which means that when you hurt your head, because your husband signed you up for high-payout insurance for that part of your body and the perpetrator couldn't pay off the 50 million yuan, he was sentenced to at least five to ten years of jail time. Plus, the insurance company will compensate you. Therefore, you'll have to be extra careful in the future, your insurance company will cry if you accidentally bump into things," Gao Ran said with a big smile on his face.
Huo Mian looked quietly at Qin Chu; Qin Chu, on the other hand, acted like he wasn't involved in their conversation. He was reading company emails on his phone.
Zhu Lingling gave him a thumbs up. "China's #1 husband."
"You never told me these things." Huo Mian pouted as if she had been wronged.
"There are things that you don't have to know. All you need to know is that no matter who hurts you, they won't get away with it," Qin Chu looked up and said, enunciating each word.
"You shouldn't be spoiling her too much, or else she might cuckold you in the future," Gao Ran joked.
In return, he immediately received the death stare from both Huo Mian and Qin Chu.
After dinner, they each went home. Huo Mian, after tidying up her bed and getting onto it, was still feeling out of sorts.
She couldn't believe that he signed her up for high-payout insurance.
Why were his actions so unpredictable and illogical?
While she was thinking, Qin Chu came in through the door and handed her a key.
"Here, drive this tomorrow."
"Qin Chu, don't treat me so well."
"You're my wife, who else am I supposed to treat well?" Qin Chu said matter-of-factly.
"But if you treat me too well, I might become arrogant."
"Then so be it. Do whatever you want, as long as you're happy."
"Qin Chu…" Huo Mian actually wanted to say, if you treat me so well now, how do you expect me to let you go when we get divorced?
However, she didn't have the heart to say it. At a time like this, she would be raining all over Qin Chu's parade if she brought up divorce, right?
- The next morning -
After breakfast, the couple left for work together. Huo Mian's white Volkswagen CC, although nothing luxurious, was still easy on the eyes.
Plus, the model definitely attracted attention…
At an intersection, Qin Chu was supposed to make a turn, but he continued trailing Huo Mian's car.
Huo Mian took out her earphones and called Qin Chu.
"You're driving in the wrong direction. This is the way to the overpass, not to your company. You can turn around at the next intersection. Once you go back to the main road, head towards New Moon Road, and that should take you back on track."
"If you know, then why did you purposely go the wrong way? Is your brain short-circuiting, Mr. Qin?" Huo Mian was left speechless by Qin Chu's nonchalant answer.
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