Huo Mian shook her head, "Not really, I arrived a few minutes ago."
"Let's order first, what do you want?"
"Anything will do, I don't really have an appetite."
"Server, let's get a lover's combo, a fruit salad, and dessert."
After ordering, Wei Dong turned to look at Huo Mian with a seemingly pleasant attitude.
"Huo Mian, how is your brother doing right now?"
"It's not looking good, we're still waiting to undergo the second operation."
"Don't worry, he'll get better."
After some polite small talk, Wei Dong brought up the money topic.
"I didn't bring the money today, it's not convenient for me to carry so much cash. When I get to my company tomorrow, I can ask the finance department to transfer the money to you. Just send your bank account number to me via WeChat."
"Thank you, Wei Dong. I will pay you back as soon as possible, with interest, if you want."
"What are you talking about? We're old friends, we shouldn't talk about interest. You are underestimating me."
"I didn't mean it like that, I am just very thankful that that you can help me."
"Don't thank me, I actually have something else to say. Maybe you would find me despicable, but I'm being genuine here. Huo Mian, you don't have to pay me back, I only have one condition. Will you be my girlfriend?"
Huo Mian's eyes faltered slightly; she was not too surprised. With her wits, she had already guessed what Wei Dong wanted.
There was no such thing as a free lunch, and all things came with a price.
"But I heard from Lingling that you have a girlfriend. I don't want to be the third person in someone else's relationship," Huo Mian replied.
"She doesn't count as a girlfriend, more like a friend with benefits. Those women are all cheap and despicable, dating me for my money and not for me. I obviously can't be loyal to them. But you are different, I've liked you since high school. Huo Mian, give me a chance, and I'll be good to you. I'm not just playing around, we can get engaged now and be married within a month. After we get married, I'll buy you a house and a car, and let you live comfortably. I'll care for your mom and brother forever too."
Getting emotional, Wei Dong reached out to hold Huo Mian's hand. However, before he had touched it, Huo Mian raised her hand and put it on her hair as if to fix it, avoiding the awkward contact.
"Wei Dong, you don't like gold diggers or women who date you for your money. How could you be sure that I am not going to date you for that purpose? I am not a fairy, and I am not virtuous. I have my own greed and desires. Fairy tales and TV shows are fictitious, and perfect women like that don't exist. Don't have too much expectation and illusions for what I am not, as there is a difference between reality and fantasy."
Huo Mian had spoken these words to Wei Dong before, but it seemed like he did not take what she said seriously.
"No, you're not like that. If you really are a gold digger, you wouldn't have broken up with Qin Chu like that all those years ago. Compared to GK, my family is not worth a dime." Wei Dong used the excuse promisingly.
Upon hearing Qin Chu's name, Huo Mian felt a part of her heartache.
Qin Chu was the part of her past that she could not return to...
"Huo Mian, I really like you with all my heart. Please give me a chance," Wei Dong begged again, with a sincere expression on his face.