"I had lunch with Wu Zhongxing today."
Huo Mian felt the hairs on her arms stand up
"Okay, so you asked Director Wu not to fire me?"
"Of course not. He made the decision first, then called me to lunch."
"Um" Huo Mian was confused.
Huo Mian knew that Qin Chu was too proud to randomly eat with others.
He must have been in a good mood to agree to dine with Director Wu.
As a matter of fact, Huo Mian had guessed right. Although Director Wu didn't promote her to a better post, she would never need to cover night shifts again.
This information elated Qin Chu
Therefore, he gave Wu Zhongxing a chance to have lunch with him.
"So, you're telling me that you used connections to help me? Way to give me a headache." Huo Mian laughed as she covered her face.
"Of course not, he made the decision all by himself, I didn't say a word," Qin Chu, afraid that Huo Mian would get mad, immediately explained.
"That's why I have a headache."
Qin Chu froze
Then, she continued, "You should've asked Mr. Director to let me be the deputy director. It seems like you just had lunch with him for nothing."
Qin Chu was speechless.
Okay, this was not the first time that he felt at a loss for words.
Huo Mian was happy that she had left Qin Chu dumbstruck.
"Have you eaten dinner?"
"Not yet, what do you want? Let's go out."
"No, restaurant food is too oily; let's have a home-cooked meal instead. I'll cook," Huo Mian ran into the kitchen after changing out of her work clothes.
Qin Chu sat in the living room, his hand scrolling down the financial page with his laptop.
He had always dreamed of a simple and peaceful life like this.
Tomato egg stir-fry, spare-ribs with brown sauce, and borsch soup. There were meat and vegetables a perfect combination.
Huo Mian was a talented chef, so the food she made was delicious as well.
Qin Chu, unlike himself, finished off two whole bowls of rice.
"I saw Liu Siying today," Huo Mian mentioned unintentionally.
Qin Chu didn't reply; he wasn't interested in the person in question
"She said that she won't give up and will keep fighting me until you guys end up together," Huo Mian secretly glanced at Qin Chu's expression as she said this.
"She is quite imaginative. You should ask her if she wants to go to Mars, I heard that there are openings for dreamers there."
"You shouldn't say that. People need dreams because there's a chance that it may come true one day." Huo Mian smiled.
Qin Chu immediately looked up and looked at her with a dim expression. His tone was cold, "This dream of hers will never come true."
"Haha, I'm just joking around, don't be so serious." Huo Mian found it incredibly funny to see Qin Chu mad. It was a rare sighting, him being stubborn with such a grim expression.
"Well, don't make silly jokes like that in the future," Qin Chu scolded.
Just as Huo Mian was about to refute, her phone began to ring.
She picked up the phone, but before she could say anything, she heard the voice of a woman crying on the other end of the line.
"Lingling, what happened?" Huo Mian was worried.
On the other end, Zhu Lingling refused to speak; she just kept crying
"Lingling, stop crying for a second and tell me what happened." Anxious, Huo Mian picked up the phone and stood up from her chair.
"MianI reallyreally want to kill myself right now." Zhu Lingling's voice was hoarse.
Huo Mian's heart jumped; immediately, she asked, "Lingling, where are you right now? I'll go find you."