SEVEN YEARS WITHOUT YOU
(Who’s Secretly Taking Photos (3)
“He’s a public figure, so please don’t tell anyone about this. Plus, you must have seen his age on his identification card, so please don’t tell anyone about that as well. You know that age is a secret in the entertainment industry, so consider this as a thank you.”
“No need, I will keep it a secret, don’t worry. Take the money back, I at least have the basic decency as an employee of South Side.”
“Okay.” Upon Huo Mian’s refusal, the agent didn’t force it upon her, and so she turned to leave.
Huo Mian really didn’t look at Ni Yang’s identification card; how old he was had nothing to do with her.
She didn’t crazily fangirl stars, so she didn’t have any feelings towards girls like Zhao Qingya or Jian Tong.
The hospital nearly turned into a film festival while Su Yu was here, as female stars came to visit him every day.
Male stars even came to kiss their boss’s ass, so she had gotten fairly used to it…
She saw that it was still early, and there wasn’t much to do at the hospital, so Huo Mian drove back to her mother’s old house.
Yang Meirong was just bathing in the sun with the family’s cat in her arms.
Huo Mian saw this warm scene as she entered the courtyard…
“Why are you back?” Yang Meirong opened her eyes and saw Huo Mian; she looked happy.
“Nothing, I just wanted to see you, so thought I would stop by and bring you some groceries along the way.”
Huo Mian knew that her mother had simple meals when she was alone at home, so she passed by the grocery store to buy plenty of vegetables and meat.
Then, she helped her mom place it in the fridge…
“Don’t waste money, I’ve got stuff to eat here, and there’s a market nearby. Why do you keep spending unnecessary money? Food is too expensive at the grocery store,” Yang Meirong nagged.
Huo Mian only quietly smiled…
“Zhixin came back last night, and he brought along a girl with him,” Yang Meirong suddenly said.
“Huh? He told you?” Huo Mian was a bit surprised.
“Yes, Zhixin might be young, but it’s perfectly normal for him to be dating. Everyone dates these days. I’m not that conservative, and that girl is quite pretty. She said that she’s from your hospital, was she from that hospital you were at before?”
Huo Mian nodded, “Yeah, she graduated from the same medical college as me, so technically, I’m her senior.”
“How’s that girl’s character?” asked Yang Meirong with concern.
“She’s a good girl, but since she’s still young, I’m afraid we won’t be able to predict what might happen in the future.”
“Ah… our family isn’t that wealthy, and Zhixin’s school isn’t that good either. I’d be happy as long as he just finds a gentle girl who can live a stable life with him, that’s all I want for him.”
Huo Mian placed her hand on the back of her mom’s hand. “Mom… he definitely will, I’ll take care of Zhixin’s wedding, you don’t have to worry about anything.”
“Ha… it’s a bit early to talk about this. He hasn’t graduated yet, it’ll be years before he gets married.”
“Yes, but as his sister and mother, we’re both worried about him. Maybe we all value Zhixin too much, but luckily he’s been quite well-behaved over these years and hasn’t caused any trouble for us.”
Huo Mian adored Zhixin, and all of the neighbors nearby knew just how much she loved her little brother…
When they were little, if they only had one apple, then she would definitely give it to Zhixin; she always spoiled him to no end.
Even though now she found out that she wasn’t related to him by blood, her love for Zhixin was still the same, if not more.
“Have you been busy at work lately? You don’t look too well.”
“I took several night shifts in a row, it’s probably because I’ve been staying up too late.” Huo Mian smiled as she touched her eyebags.
“Sleep more if you’re staying up late, don’t run around too much, and drink more soup that’s good for your body and skin. You’re still young, you don’t want to become a rugged old lady.”
“I know, Mom, I will definitely keep that in mind.” Huo Mian smiled as she held her mom’s arm.
It had been quite a while since she dared to be this close to her mom… she was scared that her mom would be cold and unapproachable.
However, Yang Meirong’s attitude towards Huo Mian changed for the better; perhaps, Zhixin’s harsh words to her worked, and she finally came to her senses.
“Is… he good to you?” Yang Meirong suddenly asked, after a few moments of silence.
Huo Mian knew that by ‘him’, her mom meant Qin Chu…
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