After Huo Mian heard his question, the first thing that jumped to her mind was, Are you f*cking kidding me? How can you compare to Qin Chu??
However, Huo Mian was a good girl who never swore (TL Note: you sure about dat?), especially at a serious place like South Side.
Finally, she looked up at Huo Siqian and answered his question with a question of her own, "I'd like to know who gave you the courage to ask me a question like this?"
"Just because people all think one way, it doesn't mean that's the right answer. I'd rather give it a try because there's always a chance for another answer."
"No, there isn't another answer. You cannot compare to Qin Chu. No one on this world can compare to Qin Chu," Huo Mian said directly, without beating around the bush.
"Tsk tsk… my foolish little sister sure is infatuated."
"This has nothing to do with me being infatuated or not. It's the truth."
"Fine, I hope that brat Qin Chu never lets you down. If he ends up shattering your heart into pieces one day… I'd feel hurt as well."
"Thanks for your kind remarks, but that will never happen."
After an unhappy dinner with Huo Siqian, Huo Mian returned to her post.
Huo Siqian also left South Side with his assistant. She wondered what this man's ultimate goal was. Why did he keep coming to South Side and offering things like donations and genetic research funding? Did he have too much money on his hands?
It didn't seem like something Huo Siqian would do…
After another night shift, Huo Mian took another day off. However, she didn't rest at home because without Qin Chu there with her, she was bored. Therefore, she decided to visit the First Hospital.
This was her first job after graduation; truth be told, even after she left, she still had feelings for this place.
- Outside the First Hospital's OB/GYN Clinic -
"Oh my gosh, Sister Mian… why are you here?" Huang Yue hugged Huo Mian, warmly welcoming her.
After Huo Mian left, Huang Yue, unwilling to work at the lab, asked the head nurse if she could be transferred back.
Coincidently, the department was also in need of helping hands, so the higher-ups approved it…
Ever since Huo Mian left, she rarely came to visit. After all, Wu Xiaoxue was in this department, and they used to be enemies.
Therefore, she didn't want to come all the way here just to get an egg thrown into her face…
"Hey, I had today off and didn't have anything to do, so I decided to come and see you guys."
Huo Mian handed her a bag full of drinks and fruits for everyone in the department.
"You bought so much! Thanks, Sister Mian."
As she was chatting with Huang Yue, Head Nurse Xu Yan came in. She was in a good mood upon seeing Huo Mian.
"Why are you here?"
"I have today off, so I wanted to come to see you guys."
"Come in, sit down." Xu Yan held onto Huo Mian's hand as they walked into the clinic together.
A few of the other nurses that she was close with also gathered around to join their conversation.
"Mian, South Side's work environment is really good, right?"
"Yeah, it's for the benefit of the recovering patients. There's a garden, and the environment and greeneries are great."
"That's great! It must be relaxing to work there."
"Not really, patients in recovery usually need our utmost attention and care." Huo Mian smiled.
"You're a head nurse too now and don't have to do that many night shifts. How does that feel?"
"Pretty great, haha." Huo Mian looked at her old colleagues and felt a surge of emotions.
Xu Yan held onto Huo Mian's hand, "I heard about South Side's Huo Foundation during my morning meeting today. You're now the chairman of the foundation and oversees its management. I also heard that they're doubling your salary."
"Yeah, they made the decision yesterday." Huo Mian didn't want to talk too much about the foundation since it was related to Huo Siqian.
"That's amazing! Remember to treat us to dinner!"
"It's a deal. I'll treat all of you guys to dinner one day after work."
Just as everyone was chatting happily, Wu Xiaoxue suddenly opened the door and came in…
She froze for a second upon seeing Huo Mian. The others fell silent when they saw her come in, and the happy atmosphere died out immediately.