Chapter 1072: Xiaowei’s Wedding (16)
Translator: Noodletown Translated Editor: Noodletown Translated
“Because I could never repay what I owe him,” Huo Mian murmured. She had chosen Qin Chu as her life partner, so whatever Qin Chu did for her, she would always do the same in return. But things were different with Su Yu. She could never return the favors he had done for her the way he wanted. That’s what’s been keeping Huo Mian up at night.
Jiang Xiaowei looked at her and immediately understood what she was talking about…
“Just tell me, or I’d feel more anxious,” Huo Mian insisted.
Jiang Xiaowei pondered for a moment and continued, “He made an agreement with his grandpa in order to have the army surgeon operate on Qin Chu. You know how it is, army surgeons are not allowed to operate freely without an order, even for military leaders. Grandpa Su was angered by how stubborn Su Yu was being. They ended up having a huge fight, and the compromise was that Su Yu had to go on blind dates set by his grandpa. You know how he is, must be tough for him.”
Jiang Xiaowei initially didn’t like Su Yu, since she thought of him as a playboy who was only interested in Huo Mian because she was different from the masses. She never expected his interest to last.
However, she learned the truth after she and Wei Liao got together. Su Yu’s affection towards Huo Mian was more than just interest. Just like how Su Yu himself described it, to like is to take what you want, but to love is to hold back.
Su Yu had been holding himself back as much as he could to reduce the amount of burden that may be put onto Huo Mian. His previous flamboyant acts of showcasing his love had quietly turned into a silent crush.
It was rather stunning for someone with Su Yu’s identity to be doing all this. Wei Liao had once mentioned to her that deep down, Su Yu was someone who valued connections and relationships deeply. The nannies in his house were never changed, the pets he had all died of old age, and even the phones he used in the past were locked away in his drawers. The longer something stays with him, the more deeply rooted it becomes in his heart.
The moment his heart locked on Huo Mian, it was forever.
Initially, Jiang Xiaowei was doubtful. After all, Wei Liao was one of his bros, so of course, he would compliment Su Yu. But now, after witnessing everything, it seemed real enough.
Huo Mian’s heart felt heavy as she finished listening to Jiang Xiaowei. There she goes again, owing him another favor.
Back then, she was determined to return the bullet back to Su Yu. Little did she think she would see that bullet right beside her pillow when she woke up at the hospital.
“I knew it, I knew it was because of me,” Huo Mian murmured to herself.
“Don’t think about it too much. We all know he cares about you, he just didn’t want anything to happen to you. We can all understand that.” Jiang Xiaowei comforted Huo Mian.
Huo Mian pressed her lips together and didn’t say anything. After a brief moment, the two of them walked out of the mall.
“Remember to show up early for my wedding. Technically speaking, you were supposed to be my maid of honor, but because Su Yu is the best man, I didn’t want Qin Chu to think too much. I don’t have any other good friends, so I asked Lingling to be my maid of honor instead,” Jiang Xiaowei explained.
“You don’t need to explain things to me, I understand.” Huo Mian smiled understandingly.
She shouldn’t be the maid of honor anyways since she should lessen her interactions with Su Yu.
Well, at least that was the plan.
But who knew things would change so suddenly?
On New Year’s Day, Qin Chu had to stay behind to take care of the company party. Therefore, he asked Huo Mian to bring his best wishes to Jiang Xiaowei’s wedding.
Huo Mian, on the other hand, didn’t make an effort to convince him to go. Qin Chu wasn’t a part of Wei Liao and Tang Chuan’s group. But Gao Ran was different, Huo Mian wouldn’t have met Jiang Xiaowei if it weren’t for him. So, early that morning, Gao Ran and Zhu Lingling drove to the wedding.
Zhu Lingling wore a bridesmaid gown, a strapless white chiffon dress. Gao Ran lifted a smile, his eyes arching with delight. “I didn’t think you would look so pretty in a white dress.”
“I’m pretty in everything!” Zhu Lingling shot back and was ready to get off the car. Suddenly, her face turned into shock as she gasped, “Oh my god, no…”
“What’s wrong?” Gao Ran asked anxiously upon seeing Zhu Lingling’s body freeze.