"Sounds good." Huo Mian nodded.
"See? I told you our Huo Mian was going to agree."
"May I please leave now, Deputy Director?"
"Hey, what's the hurry, Little Sister? I haven't eaten yet, and I heard your cafeteria isn't bad, can you take me there for dinner?"
"I" Huo Mian wanted to decline.
But Deputy Director said, "Of course she can, you donated so much. Of course Huo Mian would agree to something like this."
Huo Mian had no choice but to swallow her words
She took Huo Siqian to the cafeteria. Dinner hours were already over, so the deputy director ordered the chefs to especially whip up some dishes for Huo Siqian.
Huo Mian and Huo Siqian sat across from each other in the giant, empty cafeteria.
"I'm curious, why are you doing this?"
"I'm just trying to do a good deed." Huo Siqian chuckled.
"I don't believe you, a sly businessman would never do anything that doesn't benefit him."
"Tsk tsk I like how smart you are. I love that you're always calm and rational."
"Don't beat around the bush, shoot."
"Little Sis, I'm hungry. Can we talk while we eat?" Huo Siqian begged her with puppy dog eyes.
Just then, the servers brought up six dishes and a soup stir-fried mushrooms, sweet and sour pork ribs, braised fish, bitter melon and egg stir fry, boiled shrimp, braised meatballs, and sweet and sour soup.
Before Huo Mian could say anything, Huo Siqian put a shrimp in her bowl.
"I seem to remember that you like seafood." Huo Siqian put down his chopsticks and smiled at Huo Mian.
"How did you know?" Huo Mian doesn't remember ever eating with Huo Siqian; how did he know what she liked?
"Haha, I made a guess."
"I don't buy it."
Huo Mian never believed what Huo Siqian said because he always acted like that.
He always seemed to be smiling on the surface, but who knew what kind of evil was cooking in that brain of his?
"Is this what you guys usually eat?"
"We usually have one meat dish, one veggie dish, and a soup. Never as lavish as today."
"I feel bad for you."
"Why? It's what everyone eats." Huo Mian didn't think it was a big deal.
This was the first time Huo Siqian had the chance to dine with Huo Mian, so he seemed to treasure this opportunity very much.
Right after Huo Mian finished a shrimp, he immediately picked up his chopsticks and put another one in her bowl.
He even used a pair of unused ones; Huo Mian could tell that he was someone who paid attention to little details.
"Did Dad talk to you about Su Yu?"
"Yeah, but his ideas aren't realistic. I would never date Su Yu, so I don't need any help from the Huo family."
"I think Su Yu is more than just a little interested in you. You should be careful."
"Be careful of what? It's not like he would hurt me."
"I wouldn't be so sure; Su Yu can be really aggressive sometimes and will take any measures to get what he wants."
"Do you automatically assume that all people are like you?" Huo Mian looked up and asked him quietly.
Huo Siqian smiled bitterly, "What's wrong with me? I think you're biased against me, Little Sis."
"I know exactly what kind of person you are. Don't think you can trick me, I've known you for a while," Huo Mian said as she slowly ate her food.
She met Huo Siqian the same year she met Qin Chu. He was in a higher grade than her.
Although they didn't interact much, she was aware of his style...
He never followed the rules and always surprised people with his actions. In a nutshell, he was always calculative behind others' backs.
This was why Huo Mian always avoided him all these years
Huo Yanyan and Huo Siyi probably both took a lot of emotional beatings from him.
"Why don't you tell me what kind of person I am?" Huo Siqian asked with a smile.
"You already have the answer to that."
Huo Siqian, ""
"Then, Little Sis, tell me this, okay? Who do you like more, me or Qin Chu?"
TL Note: This is called projection in Psychology, where Huo Siqian projects how he would behave onto Su Yu, thinking that everyone would behave like him. This hints the kind of sht Huo Siqian will do in the future to get Huo Mian, telling us that he would have no bottom line and would do any thing.)