SEVEN YEARS WITHOUT YOU
"I'm learning how to make Chinese food." His simple answer left Huo Mian dumbfounded.
"You, you, you… Why are you learning how to make Chinese food? I can cook." Huo Mian thought that the food she made tasted good enough, so they were fine as long as she knew how to cook. Qin Chu had been in the United States for the last seven years, so to him, learning how to cook Chinese cuisine was like starting from the beginning. It was too much of a hassle.
"Don't you like Chinese?"
"But I know how to make it," Huo Mian answered helplessly.
"Sometimes you get off work late, and you're tired and hungry. I get off work early and have time anyways," Qin Chu said slowly as he plated a pan of mushroom stir-fry.
The delicious smell of food overwhelmed her senses, and Huo Mian's eyes became misty.
She was extremely touched by his gesture…
The truth was, it wasn't a big deal for a husband to cook a meal for his wife. However, Qin Chu wasn't just any husband; he was GK's CEO, a man who was always super busy and would kill for there to be 72 hours in a day.
GK had seven branch companies, each a leader in their respective industry. Qin Chu had to sit through at least 4 to 5 hours of meetings every day.
However, he still managed to make it home from work on time and cook her dinner. How could she not be touched?
"Go wash your hands and change out of your clothes, dinner is ready."
Silent, Huo Mian went upstairs and changed into a set of loungewear. Then, she washed her hands.
By the time she sat down by the dining table, she saw that four dishes and one soup were already set on the table before her. She could tell by looking at the color of the dishes that they would definitely taste good.
"The food looks delicious," Huo Mian exclaimed as she looked at all the food in front of her.
Steamed bass, mushroom pork stir-fry, bitter melon stir-fry, and braised pork ribs. He even made clam soup!
Qin Chu picked up a bowl, filled it with clam soup, and handed it to her.
Huo Mian took a little sip and gave him a thumbs-up, "This is delicious, I don't even know how to make clam soup, how did you manage it?"
"The company's chef taught me. His food tastes good, so I asked him."
"Wow, chefs from big corporations sure are different from the rest of us." Huo Mian smiled.
This was Qin Chu's first time cooking, so Huo Mian had a bowl and a half of rice, much more than she usually ate.
In the end, she still couldn't help but say, "If I weren't afraid of gaining weight, I would've had another bowl."
"Don't worry about it, I don't care if you're fat."
"But I do, I don't want to gain too much weight." Huo Mian battered her eyelashes with an adorable expression on her face.
Qin Chu looked at Huo Mian as a feeling of satisfaction overwhelmed his heart. All he wanted with Huo Mian was simple happiness.
The next morning, after Huo Mian arrived at South Side Recuperation Center and changed into her uniform. She then went and measured the blood pressure of the old man in room 2.
"Sir, you need to take it easy these days and no more sneaking in desserts. Your blood sugar is higher than before."
"I got it. Hey kid, if you're not busy, let's play some chess again." The patient's expression lit up with anticipation. Ever since he found out that Huo Mian was skilled in chess, he kept asking her to play with him.
"Sure, but you'll have to wait; I have to administer an IV for the 'young master' in the other room first."
Then, Huo Mian went back to the on-call station, gathered some prescribed medicine, and headed towards room 1.
His bodyguards all seemed to be having breakfast; the one left to guard the door was busy sending WeChat messages on his phone. He didn't even notice it when Huo Mian opened the door to go in.
Huo Mian went in after knocking on the door…
The scene that confronted her embarrassed her to the max.
A beautiful woman with a smoking-hot body was having an intimate moment with Su Yu; she had taken her clothes off and her actions were incredibly flirtatious.
Huo Mian's sudden appearance scared the woman, and she immediately pulled her clothes back on in a panic.
"Um… Sorry, you guys continue," Huo Mian said as she turned around to leave.
"Huo Mian, get the f*ck back in here," Su Yu blustered loudly.
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