SEVEN YEARS WITHOUT YOU
(The First Silent Treatment (3)
Jing Zhixin’s head hung low, and slowly he said, “Qin Chu’s mother came to our house and said something to mom. Mom got really upset so they started arguing. Mom then fell when she was pushed by Mrs. Qin’s bodyguard.”
“What?” Huo Mian’s brows knitted tightly together. The more she heard, the more her heart sank.
Qin Chu’s mother, once again…
His mother had already done this seven years ago, and she had the audacity to do it again seven years later? Did they really think Huo Mian’s family was so easily bullied?
“Zhixin, did you see it with your own eyes?” Huo Mian wanted to confirm.
“No, I wasn’t home. Auntie Wu was at our house, so she called me and told me what happened. I came to the hospital straight from school.”
Huo Mian remained silent… but her face took on a ghastly expression.
“I think perhaps Mom found out about you and Qin Chu. That is why she was so upset.”
“Yeah.” Huo Mian was using all her effort to stay level-headed.
“So, what are you going to do now?” Jing Zhixin asked quietly, as he didn’t want to stress his sister out even more. But, on the other hand, he had no idea what he was supposed to do next. He wanted to hold on to the secret and unravel it slowly to their mother, but alas, a piece of paper was never able to cover up a flame. However, the real question is – how did Qin Chu’s mother know? Why did she have to go to their home and cause trouble?
Did Qin Chu tell his parents everything?
At the thought of this, Huo Mian felt an uncontrollable wave of rage…
“Where’s Auntie Wu?”
“Oh, she went out for water and should be back soon.”
Within a minute or so, Auntie Wu came back. She wore a flowery dress shirt with a pair of black pants and canvas flats.
“Mian, you’re here.”
“Auntie Wu, what in the world happened?” Huo Mian asked immediately, as she wanted to know exactly how the incident unfolded.
Auntie Wu’s eyes glimmered, unknowing what to say…
“Auntie Wu, tell me exactly what you saw. Don’t hide anything from me, I will feel terrible. I don’t even know how my mom is doing right now, I’m really worried.”
“Mian, are you back together with that Qin family’s son again?” Auntie Wu asked profoundly and seriously.
Huo Mian didn’t object, she remained silent in acceptance.
“I suppose Mrs. Qin wasn’t wrong then. She came to your house this afternoon when I was cross stitching with your mom. She was very angry and said a lot of unbearable things. She called your mom a wh*re and said she had raised a sl*t to seduce her son. It was terrible. Your mom didn’t believe her and they began arguing. You know how your mom is like, she was angry, so she went up to try and push Mrs. Qin. But, the big bodyguard behind her ran up and pushed your mom. Your mom slipped and fell, but Mrs. Qin said that your mom was intentionally pretending to be hurt, and she ended up driving away. Your mom looked like she had injured herself pretty badly, so I drove her to the hospital. She’s still in surgery, I wonder if she’s okay.”
Huo Mian’s heart felt even heavier upon hearing what Auntie Wu said…
The tragedy from seven years ago was playing itself out again. She brought misfortune onto her family again because she got back together with Qin Chu.
Tears began strolling down her face. She had no words and just wished that it was her inside the OR.
“Sis, don’t give yourself a hard time. I believe that Mom will be alright.” Jing Zhixin walked up and wiped away his sister’s tears with a tissue.
“Mian, I’m not trying to nag you, but you could’ve dated anyone! Why did you have to walk down the same path? You know very well what kind of people the Qins are. They are billionaires who can crush you like a bug! How can you be so foolish?” Auntie Wu blamed her.
Huo Mian said nothing as tears continued rolling down her cheeks…
“Auntie Wu, it is what it is, we can’t change anything. You can’t just blame my sis, it’s not like she can predict the future. She would never want Mom to end up like this. What you are saying is only making her feel worse,” Jing Zhixin interjected.
“You have a point, I won’t say much then. But, you’re old enough now. Think it through yourself.” Auntie Wu turned her head and looked at Huo Mian no more.
“Zhixin, was I wrong again?” Huo Mian looked up and asked her little brother, tears still streaming down her face.
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