Without giving it too much thought, Huo Mian immediately returned to her seat, beginning to eat while pretending that nothing had happened.
Even when they had moved onto dessert, she focused on eating each scoop of ice cream at a time, not daring to raise her head
Qin Chu looked at her cowardly response; the corners of his mouth raised in a smile, his gaze becoming incomparably warm.
When they got home and were getting ready for bed, Qin Chu received a call after taking a shower.
"I have to go out for a moment, you should sleep first."
"What's wrong?" Feeling that it was something serious, Huo Mian asked worriedly.
"My dad was hospitalized due to high blood pressure."
"Is it serious?"
"I don't know yet, so I'm going to go take a look. You should sleep first," Qin Chu pulled on his coat and left.
Huo Mian had actually wanted to go with him, but then she remembered the relationship between his parents and her. Therefore, she had no choice but to swallow her words.
The weird thing was, now that Qin Chu wasn't home, she couldn't fall asleep.
Maybe she had gotten used to him being there beside her when they slept, and now that she was suddenly alone, she was feeling a bit uncomfortable.
That's why, sometimes, a habit can become something scary.
It's fine not being able to get certain things in life. What's scarier is losing something you have.
Huo Mian didn't get much sleep that night, and when she woke up in the morning, she found that Qin Chu still hadn't returned.
She thought for a moment, then sent him a WeChat message, "How's your dad?"
"He's fine now. His blood pressure decreased and he went home already. I have an early meeting at the company so I had to leave. Remember to eat breakfast."
"Okay." After replying, Huo Mian washed up and left after drinking a glass of milk.
On the road, she unconsciously turned on the radio in the car and heard a piece of news.
"According to media outlets, yesterday, at the rooftop restaurant of the Pullman Hotel, the celebrity famed for her portrayal of feudal era dramas, Luo Feifei, went on a date with the prince of the GK Corporation. Paparazzi have pictures from the scene, and rumor has it that Luo Feifei is the celebrity face for a female shoe brand under GK, so everyone believes that she took advantage of this working opportunity to seduce the prince. According to employees at the restaurant, the two enjoyed a sweet dinner. Has their relationship been exposed?"
Upon hearing this, Huo Mian laughed to herself. When did she become Luo Feifei, the celebrity? Did they look similar?
Taking out her phone, she searched her up and found that they didn't look alike at all. She wondered how the media could've mixed them up.
But what Huo Mian didn't know was that last night, Luo Feifei had actually gone to that restaurant; but instead of Qin Chu, she went with her personal assistant. But the media loved to assume, and upon noticing Qin Chu's car and the fact that Luo Feifei was GK's new spokesperson, they connected the two together.
Huo Mian didn't bother paying attention to these random pieces of news and drove to South Side Recuperation Center.
On the other hand, when Qin Chu left the conference room at his company, he appeared to be exhausted.
Yesterday, he spent an entire night looking after his father at the hospital and drove him home early the next morning.
After an entire night without sleep, of course he would look frail.
"Boss, here's your coffee." Yang immediately handed it over.
Qin Chu took it and slowly took a sip
"Boss have you seen today's newspaper?"
"Not yet, why?"
"Um maybe you should take a look at it."
Qin Chu picked up the morning newspaper, glanced it over, and saw the giant entertainment headlines that read, "Celebrity Luo Feifei's midnight date with GK's prince, relationship exposed?"
After reading the news, Qin Chu's expression darkened
"So, Boss, did you really go to the Pullman for dinner last night?" Yang asked hesitantly because the Maybach in the photos was indeed the one owned by his boss. Did his boss suddenly start dating celebrities?
"Yeah, I did."
"So you mean" Yang looked hesitantly at the president, feeling as if he was admitting to the relationship.
"So, who the heck is Luo Feifei?" Qin Chu asked with a grim face.