"Where did you hear that from?"
"I didn't hear it from anyone, I just saw it on the news. No one came looking for you after all these years, and now they're making such a scene. For a family that cares so much about their image, they will probably come and find you because of the pressure from media."
"Zhixin, do you want me to go back?"
Jing Zhixin bit his tongue after hearing his sister ask him. He then said in sorrow, "To be honest, I don't want you to go back. But, if it's what you want, then I won't stop you. I will try to convince mom for you. I've said it before, and I will say it again, I will always respect your decisions."
"Don't try to be a hero, kiddo. Plus, I'm not a snob. Going back my a*s! The people in the Huo family are all wolves. I'm already exhausted from working, and then when I go home I will have to fight them to my wit's end. Why don't you sit back and relax? That way I won't have to worry about you too."
"Sis, what's the situation? Can I help?" Zhixin asked warily as he read between the lines.
"No, it's fine. Just go to school and be a good kid. Don't make Mom and I worry."
"Okay, I'm going to get changed now and get ready to leave work. I'll talk to you later."
"Okay." Zhixin listened to his sister and hung up the phone.
This brother of hers was actually a considerate and protective man already. Even though he was still young and couldn't really help her much, he was always the first one to provide moral support whenever she needed help.Zhixin was always able to make her feel better and encouraged her through words.
After all these years, she and Zhixin had developed a great bond, sometimes even closer than that of biological siblings.
She hoped Zhixin would grow up quickly to become a man. She knows that it will be an emotional day to see him start his own family.
But then, she also wished that time would slow down a little, because as soon as Zhixin entered society, he will have to take on many responsibilities from his job as well as from his family.
By then, he may not be so innocent anymore...
Due to the sudden incident, Huo Mian left work early after changing. She thought it was important that she dealt with the incident, so she asked the head nurse for some time off.
Su Yu had no idea that there was a shift-swap during the night.
At 10 PM, he pressed the alarm requesting for water.
His face dimmed as another nurse walked in, "Is Huo Mian not working tonight?"
"Young Master Su, Huo Mian's had a family emergency so she went home." The little nurse was quite afraid and didn't dare to speak up.
"Get out." Su Yu waved his hands at the nurse. He had trouble falling asleep, so he began flipping through his phone and reading the news.
There was much more negative press after the exposure of Huo Mian's identity.
Someone opened a smurf account on a local forum and questioned the reality of what happened in the last incident between the hospital and the pregnant patient. Did Huo Mian use her family background to obstruct the truth?
Haters gonna hate, so naturally, the situation became worse. On the other side at the First Hospital, the press surrounded the entrance, yet no one in sight came out to provide an explanation.
It was the same situation at South Side, but clearly, Huo Mian wasn't going to walk out and respond to the incident.
Su Yu was curious to see how Huo Mian was going to handle this situation.
Would she go back to the Huo Family with her title and inherit a share of that pot of gold? Or, was she going to keep being herself?
By the time Huo Mian got home, Qin Chu was still at work.
He seemed very busy recently. Huo Mian didn't have the appetite to eat dinner, so she took a quick shower and went to bed.
As for the news, she was too lazy to care and didn't want to bother with it.
But it was Lingling who couldn't bear it any longer and called in to ask how she was. She explained the situation with a few simple sentences.
Just as she hung up the phone with Lingling, another familiar number called in.
"Hello, Little Sis. Looks like someone's trying to force your return. Have you decided what you're going to do? Do you need your big brother to help you out a little?" Huo Siqian still sounded frivolous as usual.