SEVEN YEARS WITHOUT YOU
(A Standoff Between Money and Power (7)
As soon as she saw the plaintiff's name, Zhou Guangming, Huo Mian understood what was happening.
The Zhou Family finally made their move; they sued Huo Main on the grounds of severe injuries, and she would stand trial at the Provincial Higher People's Procuratorate in a week.
Even the name of the court sounded fancy – the Provincial Higher People's Procuratorate. It was obvious that this matter was taken seriously.
"Severe injuries? Seriously? I didn't even sue him for drugging Lingling and his attempt to rape her." Huo Mian's lips curled, but she wasn't afraid. She just thought that the Zhou Family was an interesting bunch.
If they had the money and power, why not just hire people to deal with her?
Of course, they wanted to, but what Huo Mian didn't know was that the Zhou Family couldn't find the opportunity to.
Because behind Huo Mian was not only Qin Chu, but also Su Yu and Huo Siqian's people, who all worked to make sure that Huo Mian stayed safe.
That safety barrier was as sturdy as the Great Wall of China…
The Zhou Family used their connections to issue an arrest warrant, but in the end, it landed in Gao Ran's hands.
Therefore, Mr. Qin was able to resolve the issue with a simple phone call.
After the Zhou Family found out, they were pissed off like crazy and had no choice but to request a court summons.
They were obviously ready for a face-off in court…
See what they've become?
Huo Mian picked up the summons and muttered to herself, "Fine, the Provincial Higher People's Procuratorate and the Zhou Family, let's deal with the problems as they come."
After work, Huo Mian had gathered her stuff and was just about to leave when a middle-aged rich-looking lady, around 40 or 50 years old, stormed up to her angrily.
"You're Huo Mian?"
"I am Zhou Guangming's mother." The rich lady was round and swollen, and she was dressed in dazzling luxury brands.
"Can I help you?" Huo Mian asked indifferently.
She didn't panic when she realized that it was Mrs. Zhou. The truth was, she had no reason to panic.
She wasn't guilty of doing anything. From her perspective, Zhou Guangming deserved what he got.
Plus, he only sustained some minor external injuries…
She already went easy on him, okay?
"You were the one who injured my son?" Mrs. Zhou demanded.
"You should ask him what he did," Huo Mian answered faintly.
"I don't care what my son did. Either way, you didn't have the right to hurt him like that. You're just a little low-life, who do you think you are? How dare you injure my son, I think you're sick of living."
"That's where I think you're wrong. I still want to live, I'm not sick of it at all. Plus, I think that expression better fits your son because he deserved what he got. Think about it, why was he the only one who was injured that night? It's obviously a matter of character and as his mother, you should be reflecting on yourself."
Huo Mian didn't feel the slightest bit of pressure during her stand-off with Mrs. Zhou. Her words were like daggers, piercing through whatever came at her.
Mrs. Zhou was so mad that her face went pale…
"You sure can talk, but you'll soon regret it. Have you seen the summons?"
"I have." Huo Mian picked up the summons and waved it, not seeming to care at all.
"I will personally make sure that in a week, you'll be sentenced to at least ten years in jail. You can compensate us with money or apologize, but we won't accept anything. Just you wait."
"Mrs. Zhou, I think you're overthinking… If I didn't do anything, why should I apologize and pay compensation? You should know that I value money like I do life."
"You have seven more days to be like this, and then I will personally make sure that you end up in jail."
Then, Mrs. Zhou turned around and left, and so did the two bodyguard-like men behind her.
Huo Mian was speechless – did that middle-aged woman come to find her just to tell her that she'll be in jail in a week?
Seriously… no wonder Zhou Guangming's brain didn't work so well; his mother was the same.
The Zhou Family may have money and power, but her husband wasn't so easy to deal with either.
Huo Mian had a feeling that a stand-off between money and power was about to begin; who was going to be the ultimate victor?
The answer was obvious – are you kidding me? No one in C City could compare with Qin Chu's power and wealth.
In the past, she never thought about relying on her husband, but now, she had one thought in mind, and that was how great it was to have a rich and powerful husband…
Zhu Lingling had just gotten off the plane when she saw Gao Ran's text.
"Huo Mian's in big trouble because of you, did you know that?"
Zhu Lingling immediately lost her cool when she saw this and called Gao Ran, "What happened to Huo Mian?"
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