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Season 9

Episode 53

(Live like a Man (4)

“To cure his sickness, of course… He told me that he hasn’t been feeling well. I wonder if it’s because of the medication he took previously, so we made plans to meet up today. Anyways, don’t worry about me. If I get tired, I’ll take a nap at the hospital during my lunch break. Let’s not talk about me though, if you get tired while working at the company, get some rest. You stayed up so late with me last night…”

“Okay.” Qin Chu nodded.

Huo Mian stared at her husband for a while before slowly opening her mouth, “Honey… why do you have a gun?”

Qin Chu lifted his head slowly and looked at Huo Mian as he said, word for word, “There’s a lot of shootings in the United States, and the area I lived in wasn’t that peaceful, and I was robbed by some people… Later, to protect myself, I bought a handgun, since it’s legal to carry arms there. I got used to it and didn’t feel safe when I came back to the country, so I asked Rick to get me one.”

“Oh…” Huo Mian nodded.

“Why, are you scared?”

“No, I was worried that something would happen to you… I was a bit surprised, that’s all.”

“Don’t worry, nothing will happen to me,” Qin Chu consoled her.

“Honey… you lived a hard life in the States, right?”

Huo Mian never asked how Qin Chu was during his years studying abroad.

She didn’t dare to think about it, because she knew that Qin Chu wasn’t a second-generation heir who only partied and had fun in the States.

He was Asian and lived there for 7 years, without friends or family. He was probably extremely lonely.

Qin Chu probably understated things when he told her he was once robbed…

However, Huo Mian had the feeling that it was a very unhappy memory.

The truth was, Qin Chu was only 20 years old when he first arrived in the United States.

He was small and naïve, so being bullied was unavoidable.

Once, after night prep, he was robbed by a couple of men driving a pickup truck on his way home.

To be honest, Qin Chu was talented and was already a Taekwondo master in China.

However, none of that mattered there, because they had guns. Therefore, if you dared to challenge them, they could shoot you in the blink of an eye.

Therefore, after beating him up, the men stole all his money…

In the end, he had to choke back his pain, call the ambulance, and go to the hospital.

Once he arrived at the hospital, the doctor told him that he broke three left ribs.

He was alone in a foreign country, without his parents, or Huo Mian…

That was how he lived those days.

Later, he bought a gun at a black market and became even more indifferent…

However, no one bullied him, ever again… Later, by chance, he accidentally saved the head of a mafia during a gang breakout.

That man was Rick’s older brother, Lino. Therefore, to this day, Rick’s family still felt indebted to Qin Chu.

However, he never mentioned these unhappy, dark memories to Huo Mian.

He didn’t want her to worry or be sad for him…

Huo Mian was a smart woman, so she could tell that Qin Chu was just hiding his sadness.

“Honey… no one will bully you again, I’ll protect you,” Huo Mian looked at Qin Chu and said, her voice breaking.

Tears began falling out of Huo Mian’s eyes again…

“Okay… from now on, you have to take care of me, Dr. Huo.” Qin Chu smiled.

Huo Mian, on the other hand, felt more heartbroken than ever…

After breakfast, Qin Chu drove Huo Mian to South Side before heading to work himself.

After Huo Mian got to her office, her eyes felt dry, so she put some eyedrops in them.

That’s when Ni Yang walked into her office. He didn’t even knock, basically appearing out of nowhere.

“Sister Mian.”

“You little brat, you scared me. why didn’t you knock?” Huo Mian put down the eyedrops in her hand and looked at Ni Yang.

“I didn’t want other people to know I’m here, the nurses here are really annoying… I’m scared that they will ask me for autographs or photos.” Ni Yang smiled.

“You didn’t sleep well last night? Why are your eyes so red?” Ni Yang was shocked to see Huo Mian’s red-shot rabbit eyes.


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