Huo Mian chuckled slightly. "I've never heard of that before. But you know, whether I want to be a convenience is up to me. As the chairman of the Huo Foundation, it's up to me how each penny is spent. How about this, why don't you go directly to Mr. Huo Siqian and ask him yourself? If he approves the funding, then I will surely support it."
"Now you're just giving me a hard time. It's not like I know Mr. Huo Siqian personally," Feng Yiqing said. A big shot like Huo Siqian was someone even his brother-in-law had to pay the utmost respects to; he wouldn't even have the chance to utter a sound.
"If that's the case, then perhaps Director Feng should stop giving the Finance Department such a hard time. This is a done deal." Huo Mian turned around and walked out after she finished speaking.
Feng Yiqing smacked his palm onto the table and muttered, "You think you're a big shot, b*tch? You're nothing more than a bastard child from the Huo Family. You better watch yourself or I will f**king show you what's up."
In the end, Feng Yiqing was unsuccessful in his attempt to use funding from the Huo Foundation. Not only that, but he was also criticized by Huo Mian, so he surely wasn't too happy about that.
Huo Mian didn't think she made the wrong decision. It was true that the money came from Huo Siqian, but it was also her responsibility to determine what the money is being used on.
The funding was supposed to be used for a good purpose, so she was rather speechless that Feng Yiqing wanted to use the money to service South Side's back garden.
"Head Nurse, you totally did the right thing this time. Somebody needs to show Feng Yiqing what's up. You have no idea how bad of a person he is. Not only does he like to use public funding for himself, but he's also always sexually harassing the nurses. It's disgusting."
The nurses were extremely happy that Huo Mian gave Feng Yiqing a hard time...
"I'm just sticking to the issue itself. I need to know where the money is going to make sure it is going to the right place. If not, what's the point of this foundation? I won't allow anyone to misuse the funds."
Huo Mian was obstinate and hard-headed, almost a little to the extreme. Regardless of what it was, as long as she made a decision she would always stick to it. She was as stubborn as a mule.
She didn't think much of the fact that she had offended the deputy director's brother-in-law. After all, during the big meeting, she had also challenged the deputy director himself.
If she didn't mind offending the deputy director, would she be bothered by offending his brother-in-law?
If she was, then she would not be Huo Mian.
Huo Mian's phone remained silent all afternoon, and she didn't receive a single message from Qin Chu.
She had an uncomfortable feeling that perhaps Qin Chu was a little mad at her. Being the clever person that he was, he would for sure know where the roses came from.
She also lied, was that why Mr. Qin was mad at her?
She thought about it for a while and even picked up the phone, wanting to send him a message. But eventually, she ended up putting her phone down.
It's not like she did anything. She didn't want to tell the truth because she didn't want to fight with him. Was she supposed to tell Qin Chu that Su Yu was courting her, and that was why he gave her roses? Wouldn't Qin Chu be even angrier? Huo Mian thought to herself.
Huo Mian got off work at around six o'clock, and with the traffic, she got home at twenty past seven.
Qin Chu wasn't home. Perhaps autumn was coming, but the house felt cold.
She turned on the lights and changed her shoes. She then sat down on the sofa and turned on the TV while she waited for Qin Chu to come home to have dinner with her.
There wasn't any food in the fridge, so she was going to order a fruit pizza on her phone.
Right at this moment, Zhixin's call came in.
"Sis, are you off work?"
"Yup, I just got home. What's up?"
"Sis I have something to tell you, but please stay calm," Zhixin spoke indecisively.
"What's wrong?" Huo Mian felt an uncomfortable feeling stir up in her stomach.
"Mom fainted, she's at the First Hospital receiving treatment."
"What?" Huo Mian panicked, hung up the phone, changed, and drove straight to the First Hospital.
- Outside the OR -
Huo Mian saw Jing Zhixin, whose face was filled with worry. "Zhixin, what happened to mom? Did she fall?"
"No." Jing Zhixin shook his head.
"Then what is it?"
"It was Brother Qin Chu..."
"What's wrong with Qin Chu?" Huo Mian felt even more nervous when she heard that whatever happened was related to Qin Chu.