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Season 10

Episode 54

(I Will Take the Heat for You (5)

“Yes, let me tell you… back when I was pregnant, I wanted a girl. When I saw that Su Yu was a boy, I was kind of disappointed. I kept trying to dress him up like a girl. After he grew up and understood the difference between the two genders, he stopped letting me put red dots on his forehead. Haha.” Mrs. Su was very happy talking about Su Yu’s childhood.

Huo Mian couldn’t help but giggle…

She couldn’t imagine that the Young Master Su, a man of such status within C City, had such an embarrassing childhood.

More specifically, it was his mother who surprised her, a mother whose life’s goal was to embarrass her son…

“Oh, don’t forget to eat the apples. I hand-picked them from our own garden, there are no pesticides on them.” With that, Mrs. Su took a small red apple and stuffed it into Huo Mian’s hands.

Huo Mian didn’t refuse. She took a huge bite out of the apple, natural as could be.

Mrs. Su continued to flip through the photo album. She pointed to a photo and introduced, “This was taken during his third birthday. His grandfather had a business trip but didn’t want to leave him behind. In the end, I took him and followed his grandfather to the army base in the western mountainous area. We stayed there for more than 10 days. When we came back, his face looked like a red potato, truly ‘plateau red’.”

“Hahahaha…” Huo Mian couldn’t help but laugh out loud. Mrs.Su’s description was too spot on.

It was just ruddied cheeks, the type that one gets when they’re in the wind for too long, but Mrs. Su’s ‘plateau red’ was truly ingenious.

“This one too, this one’s really funny… I brought him to Disneyland in the U.S… We met a little girl there who thought that he was a girl, since he was really pretty. She kept following him, calling him her older sister. In the end, Su Yu couldn’t take it anymore and told her that he would cut off her pigtails if she kept calling him ‘older sister’. She started to cry, thinking that Su Yu was being serious.”

Huo Mian didn’t say anything, she just kept laughing…

“Oh, and this, this was when he was 10. He received second place for a mathematical olympiad. Both his grandfather and his father were super happy, but he wasn’t happy because he didn’t come first.”

“He was a straight-A student when he was a kid?” Huo Mian looked slightly surprised. She couldn’t imagine Su Yu as a good student.

“Yes! He was brilliant at math. He was very bright… but he hated studying. Apparently, he didn’t want to turn into a nerd.” Mrs. Su continued to flip through the album, laughing.

Then, a photo of him in a military uniform appeared…

It was Huo Mian’s first time seeing Su Yu in uniform. Surprisingly, he looked quite valiant… the uniform fit him perfectly, and he looked especially handsome in it.

There were two pictures, one with him in a camouflage uniform, his skin incredibly dark from being under the sun the whole time.

The other was of him in a formal uniform, his hand in a military salute, handsome as ever.

“When he left for the army that year, I cried for a long time. I really couldn’t let him go. I knew he would suffer a lot, but it was his own choice and I couldn’t stop him. Do you know what kind of soldier he was?”

Mrs. Su looked up at Huo Mian and asked.

Huo Mian shook her head. Since she was never interested in him, she never asked him about his past.

“He was in the special forces.”

“Special forces? Isn’t that dangerous?” Huo Mian was surprised.

“Yeah… when he went to the west, I wouldn’t agree to it no matter what. It was truly too dangerous… Really, it’s not something we can imagine. Not only was the climate horrible, but the west is also where we intersect with Y, and an extremely dangerous country. On the surface, everything seemed calm, but underneath that calmness were turbulent waters. Three of Su Yu’s teammates died during one of their missions.”

“That’s really scary…” Huo Mian couldn’t imagine a rich kid like Su Yu being in the special forces.


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