SEVEN YEARS WITHOUT YOU
(Worst Fear Came True (5)
But, she wasn’t happy…
This was because she knew that Huo Zhenghai never did anything that didn’t benefit him. If he helped her, he would want something in return.
At around noon, her mother called her and asked her to go home for lunch.
Huo Mian glanced at the time; if she drove quickly, she would be able to make it back within two hours.
Therefore, she drove to the old house. Her mother made a table full of dishes, and Huo Zhenghai was there as well, by himself.
Yang Meirong really didn’t have any sentiments towards Huo Zhenghai, but since he stood up for their daughter today, she treated him somewhat nicely.
“Mian, you’re back.” Huo Zhenghai got up with a smile on his face.
Huo Mian nodded…
“Come, eat, the food’s going to go cold soon.” Yang Meirong passed Huo Mian a bowl of rice.
“Next time if something like this happens, don’t keep it to yourself, tell me. The Huo Family is influential in this city. If we said something, Mrs. Qin wouldn’t have been so brazen.” Huo Zhenghai pretended to care.
While his mother went to pour them soup, Huo Mian asked in a low voice, “What do you want now?”
“I want to help you.”
“So, you need me to do something for you. Just tell me, I can’t stand it when others beat around the bushes,” Huo Mian said coldly.
“Ahem…” Huo Zhenghai lightly coughed in embarrassment.
Huo Mian was sure diligent; she always figured out his motives…
“Here’s the thing, your sister, Yanyan…”
“She’s not my sister.” Huo Mian corrected him.
“Fine, fine… Anyways, it’s Yanyan’s fault for being too rude to you last time. I’ve already taught her a lesson, and she knows that she’s wrong. You’re older than her, so you need to be more understanding. After all, we’re a family,” Huo Zhenghai advised earnestly.
“Mr. Huo, please get to the point,” Huo Mian said as she ate.
“Huo Siqian told me that you are friends with Su Yu, so I was thinking, could you introduce Yanyan to him?”
“Haha… you sure can dream.” Huo Mian looked up and smiled coldly at him.
“The Su Family is century-old royalty. Everyone wants to become in-laws with a family like theirs. Yanyan may be preposterous, but she’s still innocent at heart. If Su Yu falls for her, you’ll have a sturdy wall to lean on in the future as well, won’t you?”
“You… want me… to introduce that idiot Huo Yanyan to Su Yu?” Huo Mian asked again.
Before Huo Zhenghai had the opportunity to answer, Huo Mian continued, “Aren’t you afraid that she’ll die a nasty death? If it was her, I promise that Su Yu will rip her into shreds in three days.”
“You’re exaggerating, right?” Huo Zhenghai was embarrassed and believed that Huo Mian was making too big a deal out of things.
“Kudos to you for asking this of me before even doing your homework… First, Su Yu and I aren’t friends, my words don’t mean crap to him, and he won’t do me this favor. Second, Su Yu doesn’t like ditzy and stupid women, and Huo Yanyan fits that profile. Plus, Su Yu doesn’t like women who have a really messy private life. You may not have noticed, but recently, your baby daughter has been messing around with people that she shouldn’t be. You may be ignorant, but that doesn’t mean Su Yu is. What if he gets pissed off when I ask him to meet her? Aren’t you afraid that he’ll vent his anger out on the Huo Corporation?”
“Oh… is that so?” Huo Zhenghai was only thinking about company benefits and never paid much attention to what his daughter had been doing every day.
But Huo Mian did…
Huo Yanyan often appeared on entertainment headlines; they exposed photos of her frequenting nightclubs with heavy makeup on and getting intimate with a bunch of different guys.
If Su Yu liked someone like her, not only he but also his entire family would be out of their minds…
“Thank you for standing up for me, but I’m sorry, I can’t help you with this,” Huo Mian immediately declined.
Was he kidding her? If Huo Mian introduced Huo Yanyan to Su Yu, with his dynamite temper, he would chop not only Huo Yanyan, but also herself, into a million pieces.
“Then… what about this, ask Qin Chu to come out and meet me for tea sometimes. I want to talk about potential collaborations with him.” Unwilling to give up after a failed first attempt, Huo Zhenghai voiced his second demand.
Huo Mian almost spat out the soup she had in her mouth; she was truly disgusted by Huo Zhenghai…
He was probably the most utilitarian man on this planet…
Why in the world would her mother ever fall in love with a man like that?
“What do you think? This should be an easy task for you,” Huo Zhenghai said as he glanced at Huo Mian.