SEVEN YEARS WITHOUT YOU
(A Standoff Between Money and Power (3)
"What's this?" Huo Mian asked as she opened the box up curiously to find 4 large pieces of barbequed chicken wings.
"Oh my god… you saw my post?"
"But how did you have enough time? I posted it less than 15 minutes ago, but it takes at least 20 minutes to make these, plus the drive over here. Do you have the ability to predict the future?"
Huo Mian was completely shocked…
Qin Chu only answered nonchalantly, "On my way here, I passed by the restaurant Gao Ran was eating at, and packed up the chicken wings he was about to eat."
Huo Mian was speechless…
"Honey, you're the best." Huo Mian would have never thought that the wings were basically stolen from Gao Ran's mouth.
No wonder he got here so fast…
"Let's eat in the car, it's cold out here," Qin Chu reminded her.
Huo Mian nodded, immediately getting onto the passenger seat and wolfing down the wings.
She ate as she licked her oily fingers…
Qin Chu looked at her hopelessly and picked up a tissue to carefully wipe off her fingers.
"Here, take a bite, it's delicious." Huo Mian handed him a wing.
Qin Chu looked down and carefully took a bite…
"Is it good?"
"Yeah." Qin Chu gracefully wiped the corner of his mouth and nodded.
"I'm glad you like it, honey, you're the best." Even though it was the middle of the night, Huo Mian still got what she wanted. This made her happier than ever.
Qin Chu was delighted that Huo Mian was in a good mood…
He was surprised by how easy it was to please his girl, even simple things like this.
"Slow down, drink some water." Qin Chu said as he handed her a bottle of Evian.
After taking a few giant gulps, Huo Mian continued to scarf down the rest of the chicken wings.
Finally, after a belly full of chicken wings, Huo Mian, satisfied, rested her head on Qin Chu's shoulder.
"Thanks, Mr. Qin."
"Thanks for taking such great care of me ever since we moved in together. You treat me so well, like I'm a baby. I can barely take care of myself anymore."
"We're married, so I'm supposed to do all that."
"I'm scared that one day, something might happen and I will no longer have you by my side. Then I would be really sad."
"That's not going to happen."
"No, you're wrong. We're born alone, and we'll also die alone."
"If that really happens, I hope you can die before me. That means I'll be able to take care of you until you do. If I die first, I'll be worried, leaving you on this earth all by yourself."
"Can I understand that as, if you're about to die one day, you would kill me first because you're scared that I won't be able to take care of myself?" Huo Mian jokingly asked.
"That's a good idea."
"Hmph, no it's not. I want to live longer than you. Once you die, I'll find myself a retired hottie to spend the rest of my life with."
"I can guarantee that you won't be able to find anyone as handsome as I am. After all… we're a rare bunch."
"Here you go again." Huo Mian knew that Mr. Qin's arrogance was rearing its head again.
"Why did you come here all of a sudden?"
"We finished the meeting and I saw your WeChat post, so I drove over."
"If I hadn't posted on WeChat, would you not have come?"
"No, I would've come either way."
"Don't do that again, you still have to work tomorrow." Huo Mian felt a little bad for Qin Chu.
There was a lot of work to do at GK, and Qin Chu had to personally supervise many of their projects, so she knew how valuable his time was.
However, no matter how busy he was, he would still try his best to spend some time with her.
She wasn't stupid, nor was she oblivious towards all that he had done for her…
If in the beginning, she hated the Qin family and Qin Chu because of Uncle Jing's death, then now, after spending the last few months with him, the way he took care of her had slowly worn down the hate in her heart.
She even wondered if she should draw a clearer line about what happened. After all, Qin Chu's parents were the cause of Uncle Jing's death and not Qin Chu himself.
However, after all that was said and done, there was still that incident between them; they just bothg chose to ignore it.
"Mian," Qin Chu turned around and whispered into her ear.
"I want to find an opportunity to tell your mom the truth and beg for her forgiveness. I don't want to be secretly married to you our whole lives. That wouldn't be fair to either of us."
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