Qin Chu's brain couldn't react to what happened fast enough since he never thought that Huo Mian would take the initiative and kiss him.
By the time he was able to react and wanted to return the kiss, the smooch was already over
Huo Mian let go of him and licked the corner of her lips. She looked rather seductive
"So, Master Qin. Can I go out and have a drink with Lingling now?" Huo Mian stared at Qin Chu with her big eyes.
"What a honey-trap you're good," Qin Chu stared at Huo Mian's face and answered.
Huo Mian chuckled loudly, clearly amused...
"Did Zhu Lingling teach you this?" Qin Chu questioned.
"You think she's more intelligent than me?" Huo Mian questioned back.
Qin Chu bit his tongue...
"Can I go out and drink just this once? I won't drink too much, just a couple of glasses! Please?" Huo Mian pouted like a baby for the first time.
Her voice was soft and tender, almost melting Qin Chu's heart as he listened...
He was determined to never let her drink again after seeing her drunken behavior last time.
But for the first time, this girl was showering him with hugs and kisses, and he just couldn't find the heart to say no.
Finally, in the end, after a long staring contest, Qin Chu lost to Huo Mian...
"Fine, but don't be like last time," Qin Chu warned.
"Yes, yes." Huo Mian nodded cutely.
Huo Mian felt much better after receiving an approval from Qin Chu.
"Are you going out now?" Qin Chu looked at his watch and noticed that it was getting a little late.
"No, Lingling said we will reschedule to another day."
"Okay, try to go out during the day. I get worried if you go out at night."
After laying down the ground rules, they both went to bed.
- Next morning -
Huo Mian drove to work and had just punched in her time card before a coworker came up to her. "Huo Mian, someone's looking for you."
Who could be so annoying that they actually came to bother her at work? Huo Mian wondered.
Just then, a flaming red shadow appeared in front of her. The shadow was in a red dress, with a pair of red heels that looked to be seven-inches tall. She was rather flashy and flamboyant.
"Huo Yanyan?" Huo Mian furrowed her brows.
With a full face of delicately-applied makeup and hair down to her shoulders, who else could it be?
Despite the fact that Huo Yanyan dressed flamboyantly, she nevertheless came from the Huo family. The way she held herself still gave a great sense of presence.
"Huo Mian, let's talk."
"I'm working," Huo Mian coldly replied.
She was never really fond of anyone in the Huo family.
"It's not like you earn much with this job anyways. You can take a one-hour break, and I will give you three times the pay," Huo Yanyan said all mightily.
"Is this enough?" She asked arrogantly as she pulled out a dozen bills from her LV handbag.
For a second, Huo Mian wanted to take the money and toss it at her face, then tell her that she had fifty million yuan in her account so she could stuff that money up somewhere where the sun don't shine.
But of course, Huo Mian would never do that; she was not someone with no manners.
"Forget the money. What do you want? Give me the TL:DR version, I'm busy." Huo Mian looked at Huo Yanyan.
"This is not a good place to talk. Let's go somewhere else," Huo Yanyan looked at the busy doorway and suggested.
So, Huo Mian took her to the hospital's back garden...
"What is it," Huo Mian said harshly.
"My father's sick. Did you know that?" Huo Yanyan emphasized 'my father', reminding Huo Mian of her identity.
"Your point?" Huo Mian was getting impatient.
"The point is, my father hasn't been well. He still thinks of you as his daughter, and he wants you to come home. You don't have to live in our house, but you have the right to inherit some shares from my father. I hope you know that those shares are worth quite a bit. Well, it's not like you would understand it even if I explain it to you. But, you need to know that my father is being very kind for giving you a chance to become rich. So, to return his favor, you need to be on the same team as us against Huo Siqian. Do you understand?"
"Why would I?" Huo Mian provoked.
"You will do it because there's no such thing as a free lunch, if you're taking the shares then you need to help."
"I don't want those shares, so I definitely won't help you."
"What? Are you kidding me? You don't want those shares? Are you an idiot? Do you know how much they are worth?" Huo Yanyan shrieked.