SEVEN YEARS WITHOUT YOU
(A Little Too Much Fun (10)
"What truth?" Huo Mian didn't plan to tell Zhu Lingling the truth, so she asked back, pretending not to know what she was talking about.
"Deng Kai told me everything…"
"Ah, he told you already? It was no big deal. Anyways, we both got out fine in the end."
Huo Mian smiled faintly and her tone was pretty chill...
"You as*hole, are you stupid? You almost lost your life, you know that, right?"
Zhu Lingling couldn't hold it in anymore and began crying...
"It wasn't that serious, I was just trying to scare that scumbag. I wasn't actually going to kill him! If I did that, I would have to pay with my life."
"Bullcrap, don't lie to me. I know exactly the kind of person you are."
Zhu Lingling was bawling her eyes out, ruining her eye makeup. Passersby stared at her panda eyes...
"What the hell are you all looking at? Scram!" Zhu Lingling cursed at the crowd gathered around her.
"Girl, stop crying. I'm not dead yet, right? Anyways, if I didn't fake that 'a life for a life' attitude, how could I have rescued you? Those people aren't idiots."
"Damn, Huo Mian. You're lucky that you're fine. If something had happened to you, Qin Chu would've cut me into eight pieces, tortured me, minced me, fried me…" Zhu Lingling was afraid to imagine how Qin Chu would feel if he knew that something almost happened to Huo Mian.
"But nothing happened, right? I've always been a lucky girl." Huo Mian laughed.
"That damned scumbag Deng Kai, he told me that we should run away, because the Zhou family will seek revenge."
"Let's not run away, because if they really wanted to kill us, we'll never be safe, no matter where we are. Also… I think that the most dangerous place is the safest place," Huo Mian calmly analyzed.
"Of course we don't need to run, as long as you have Mr. Qin, no one will dare to hurt you. You have to be careful though, look out for yourself on your way to and from work."
"Mhm, I'll be careful. You should ask your mom and dad to lay low for a while. Tell them to go on a trip or something."
"Mhm, I'll arrange it."
Before Zhu Lingling hung up the phone, she said in all seriousness, "Girl, I'll remember everything you did for me. If there's a day that you need me, my life is yours."
"Stop blabbering, why would I want your life? It's not worth much anyways."
Huo Mian was afraid that Zhu Lingling would get emotional, so she hung up immediately...
Zhu Lingling and their friendship went without saying; they had maintained a great relationship all these years.
When she was out of money, Zhu Lingling transferred money without a second word. She helped Huo Mian as much as she could.
Huo Mian thought that at her age, she was no longer an ignorant girl and was already on her path to maturity.
She didn't care about pleasing others anymore. She hung out with whoever pleased her and avoided whoever exhausted her.
It was better to please herself than please others. She would rather be lonely than to betray her feelings. She would rather have regrets than to go with the flow.
The saying 'To those who cannot enter my heart, I'll treat with disdain and apathy. To the one who can enter my heart, I'll treat him as a king' was true.
In her heart, Qin Chu was her king...
However, she didn't know what happened to her king last night, as he had no contact with her today.
To test out the waters, Huo Mian sent him a Wechat red pocket...
It wasn't worth much, she sent him only 8.88 yuan as a bait.
He accepted the money immediately...
Huo Mian was happy and she sent him a WeChat message, "Mr. Qin, you busy?"
She waited for a long time but he didn't respond...
What was happening?
In anger, Huo Mian posted a status onto her friend circle, "If you sent somebody a WeChat Red Packet and they accept it but still won't reply to your WeChat messages, what's happening?"
She did not think that somebody would comment as soon as she posted it. Huo Mian thought it was that brat, Zhixin.
She was surprised to see that it was actually Qin Chu.
He commented, "Then you must've done something wrong."
Huo Mian wanted to cry but had no tears, replying, "Mr. Qin, I didn't. Everyone knows that I'm innocent, I've been loyal to you. The sun, the moon, the heaven, and the earth can all prove it."
However, Qin Chu stopped replying...
He was still giving her the silent treatment...
Huo Mian was on the edge that entire afternoon. After she returned home from work, she waited for him, pacing around as she did.
It was around eight that Qin Chu eventually opened the door to their condo.
"Mr. Qin, you must be tired. Do you want coffee or tea?" Huo Mian tried her best to please him.
"I don't want to talk to you." Leaving his words behind him, Qin Chu walked upstairs.
Huo Mian was speechless.
Finally, Huo Mian couldn't take it anymore. She said, "Qin Chu, you as*face, stop right there."
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