SEVEN YEARS WITHOUT YOU
(The First Silent Treatment (10)
“I said, I want a divorce.”
“No, don’t even think about it.” Qin Chu immediately declined. From the moment he married her, he never thought about divorcing her.
“I wasn’t asking for your opinion, and I don’t care if you agree or not. I’m going to move out first, and in 6 months, I will ask the court for a divorce. That’s all.”
Then, Huo Mian got up to head into the patient’s room…
“Honey…” Qin Chu’s heart throbbed as he attempted to grab onto Huo Mian’s arm.
“Let go of me.” Huo Mian’s tone was cold and distant; she seemed like a completely different person.
“Don’t follow me. My mom is not awake yet, and I’m sure she won’t want to see your face.” Then, Huo Mian turned around to go into the room.
Qin Chu stood outside alone, feeling the slight throbbing at the bottom of his heart…
This was something that he was most afraid of facing, but it still happened…
Seven years ago, Huo Mian went back on their deal to go to the States with him when her uncle died.
She ended up breaking up with him…
He went to the U.S. alone and didn’t come back for 7 years, not even for his grandfather’s funeral.
He never would’ve thought that tragedy would repeat itself…
His arrogant and rude mother was the source of everything bad that had happened…
Qin Chu left the hospital with a heavy heart. He put down 500,000 yuan in deposit for Huo Mian’s mother’s hospitalization before driving away from the hospital…
“Where are you?”
“At the bureau.”
“Come out for a drink.”
“Right now?” Gao Ran was confused.
“Yes, right now.”
“Okay, let me finish up with this grand larceny case I’m on, and I’ll be there soon, okay? Wait for me.”
Then, Gao Ran quickly hung up the phone…
That night, her mother hadn’t yet awoken, so Huo Mian asked the doctor how she was doing.
Apparently, because her body was weak, it’ll take a while before she wakes up, but her stats had all stabilized.
When Huo Mian came back, she was afraid of going into the room because she felt guilty towards her mother.
She stood by the corner of the corridor, with a cigarette in her hand…
It was a Russian cigarette – brown and thin, but strong.
Huo Mian wasn’t addicted, but she liked the smell of cigarettes. Call it a hobby if you will.
Therefore, she always kept a pack in her purse; when she was stressed out or tired, she would take it out and take a sniff.
She never lit it up…
But today was different; she found a lighter, lit up the cigarette, and held it between her index and middle fingers.
Then, she sucked in with all her might…
She didn’t know how to smoke, so her lungs reacted immediately, and she began coughing like crazy…
“Sis… are you smoking?” Jing Zhixin had been looking everywhere for his sister before finally seeing her at the end of the corridor.
Seeing a cigarette in his sister’s hand, he immediately grabbed it, threw it onto the ground, and repeatedly stomped on it.
Huo Mian didn’t make a sound; she seemed to be in a trance…
“Sis… if you want to cry, just cry, I know how bad you must be feeling.” Jing Zhixin looked at his sister sympathetically.
Even he wanted to cry – he knew the dilemma his sister must be in. She loved her mother and loved Qin Chu.
However, she had to choose between love and family. It was impossible, but his sister was forced to make that decision once already, seven years ago.
Seven years later, she had to make the same decision. Normal people would not be able to withstand something like that…
“I’m fine, I’m okay,” Huo Mian replied with a hoarse voice.
“Sis, don’t blame yourself. Mom is fine, and her life isn’t in danger…” Jing Zhixin consoled.
Huo Mian combed through her hair with her fingers and smoothed it out. Then, she smiled depressingly, “Zhixin… do you think that your sister is a good-for-nothing?”
“Why would you say that?” Jing Zhixin didn’t know what his sister was talking about.
Huo Mian patted Jing Zhixin’s shoulder, “Stay with mom, I’ll be right back.”
Then, she quickly went downstairs; Jing Zhixin was worried as he saw his sister leave…
Qin Manor –
“Who are you looking for?” The housekeeper opened the door to see an unfamiliar face.
“I’m looking for Mrs. Qin.” Huo Mian smiled.
“Mrs. Qin, someone’s looking for you.”
“Coming.” Mrs. Qin had wreaked havoc the entire evening; just as she was about to take a shower and put on a beauty face mask, she heard someone looking for her. She came out in her bathrobe, and her expression changed dramatically at the sight of Huo Mian.
“Long time no see…” Huo Mian beamed brightly at Mrs. Qin.
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