SEVEN YEARS WITHOUT YOU
( Witnessing Your Happiness (1)
“What’s wrong, Xixi?”
“Can you come to check up on Rick and talk to him?” Xixi asked, sounding heartbroken.
“What’s wrong with Rick?” Huo Mian asked, a little stunned.
“Rick’s been depressed ever since Mr. Qin’s plane crash… He feels responsible for Mr. Qin’s death and is blaming himself for everything… He’s been acting really strange lately, and really aloof no matter what we do. He’s really hard to approach and even though he barely smiled to begin with, he smiles even less now… Everyone at Seductive Fox is terrified of him… He never vents his anger out on me, but I don’t like the person he’s becoming. I feel bad, and I’m sad for him… I know he’s sad because of what happened to his good friend, but I don’t know how to help him… Huo Mian, you’re smart, you’ll know how, right? I know I sound selfish right now, since you’re the one suffering the most from Qin Chu’s accident. But I have no other choice…”
Huo Mian immediately understood what Xixi was talking about – Rick had been feeling guilty for Qin Chu’s plane crash and was blaming himself.
It seemed like she had to talk to Rick.
“Xixi, when should I go? Can I go now?”
“But it’s late, can you come? Would you be in danger?” Xixi heard from Rick that Huo Mian was in a sensitive situation these days, so she hesitated.
“It’s not too late, I’ll go to Seductive Fox then. Wait for me there.”
Then, Huo Mian hung up to phone, put on her black cashmere coat, and went downstairs.
“Mrs. Su, I need to head out for a bit.”
“Mian, it’s late, where are you going?” Mrs. Su immediately asked with concern.
“A friend is looking for me.”
“Are you going alone?” Mrs. Su asked in surprise, and Huo Mian nodded slightly. “Mhm.”
“But… Yu said that you can’t leave alone. Don’t overthink, I’m not trying to monitor you… but you’re in danger right now, and too many people are watching you… If something were to happen, what am I supposed to tell Yu?”
“Um…” Huo Mian understood that Mrs. Su was just trying to protect her.
“How about this? I’ll call Yu and ask him to drive you.”
“What if I bring two bodyguards instead?” Huo Mian suggested.
“No, that’s not enough… wait for me here, I’m going to ask Dad and see what he says,” Mrs. Su said as she headed upstairs into Grandpa Su’s study.
After careful consideration, Grandpa Su handpicked four elite bodyguards for Huo Mian. One of them drove, while the other three sat in the back seat.
To avoid drawing attention, they put Huo Mian in a black Audi A6; only then did they let Huo Mian leave the mansion…
30 minutes later, the Audi parked outside Seductive Fox, and the four bodyguards followed Huo Mian all the way up to the top floor.
“Miss Huo…” Rick’s assistant knew her well.
“He’s in his office.”
Huo Mian looked down at her watch; it was almost 10 PM, and Rick was still in his office. Looks like he was indeed in a bad mood.
“Xixi’s in there with him.”
“Mhm.” Huo Mian nodded; then, she turned around and said to the bodyguards, “Wait for me here, I need to see a friend.”
“But Miss Huo, the commander said we can’t let you leave our sight,” one of the bodyguards said.
“I’m really fine… I need to talk to him alone, it’s not convenient for me to talk with you guys staring at me. I’ll be fine…”
“Okay then, we’ll be waiting outside.”
Huo Mian nodded. Then, she knocked on Rick’s office door and walked in.
“Huo Mian, why are you here?” Rick was surprised to see Huo Mian.
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