Chapter 1487: Huo Mian, Let’s Get a Divorce (18)
Translator: Noodletown Translations Editor: Noodletown Translations
“Oh,” Qin Chu replied faintly.
“What happened? Did the two of you… get into a fight?”
“We didn’t fight, we got divorced.”
Upon hearing this, Rick was glad that he didn’t get a chance to drink the wine yet, or else he would’ve choked on it.
“Divorce? Are you kidding?” Rick’s first reaction was the same as Huo Mian’s.
“I’m not, it’s true.”
“Why?” Rick froze as he stared at Qin Chu; the latter didn’t seem to be joking.
Qin Chu picked up his wineglass and leaned back on his chair. Then, he sighed, “It has to do with Mian’s family.”
“You figured it out?”
“I didn’t, Huo Siqian told me.”
“Huo Siqian?” Upon hearing this, Rick was even more surprised…
“Mhm.” Qin Chu nodded. Then, he summarized his conversation with Huo Siqian to Rick, choosing the most important details.
He burned the documents Huo Siqian gave him and therefore could only retell the story to Rick.
Afterward, Rick’s reaction was just as stunned as Qin Chu’s. “I never thought that she would be… that woman’s older sister… and I never thought her dad would be…”
“Ha, me neither.”
“But… how did Huo Siqian find out about something that we spent so much time tracking down? How did he manage to secretly place people in Dong Tao Town? Huo Mian’s father isn’t a careless man.”
Rick knew Huo Siqian wasn’t simple, but this was way beyond his expectations.
How did Huo Siqian know about something that a powerful faction like Rick’s family didn’t?
Moreover, he had known it for a long time… How strange…
“I didn’t ask Huo Siqian how he found out, but my guess is… he’s probably connected to that organization. Do you remember what happened when we looked into his six years abroad in Germany?”
“Mhm, it was completely blank. There was no information at all. It didn’t make sense, how could there be nothing if he was in Germany for six years?”
Rick remembered mentioning this to Qin Chu. Even back then, the two of them thought it was weird.
“You suspect that he’s a part of the organization?” Rick suddenly asked.
“I don’t know yet, there’s no proof.”
“What do you plan on doing now?”
“The divorce comes first, I can’t let Mian’s identity be revealed because people might hustle to kill her… She’s different from her sister, the latter is used to constantly living at gunpoint, but Mian… aside from the fact that she’s a doctor, there’s no other way for her to protect herself. I won’t risk her being hurt, I can’t.”
“But… can you really let go?” Rick felt bad for his buddy; he knew how much Qin Chu loved Huo Mian.
Him asking for a divorce and being harsh until the very end was probably killing him.
“I can’t, but there’s no other way… You know how Huo Siqian is like, he’s capable of doing anything. I’ve been at a disadvantage against him because I have a moral bottom line, but he doesn’t…”
“Yes, there’s already blood of over a hundred people on his hands now…” Rick was aware of Huo Siqian’s merciless measures.
Qin Chu poured himself a glass of liquor and drank it all in one gulp… He felt a flame burning at the bottom of his heart.
Yes, he was forced to get divorced, but it was just a stalling tactic. Once he finished dealing with Huo Siqian, he’ll have a chance to explain to Mian…
Anyways, she had to stay alive for him to explain things to her.
Qin Chu never called Huo Mian; in the end, she fell asleep in exhaustion.
At 6 AM, she was woken up by a loud ringing.
“Xiaowei, what’s going on?”
“Mian… have you seen the headlines for today’s newspapers?”
“Not yet, why?”
“… Take a look at it for yourself.” Jiang Xiaowei’s tone sounded serious.
Huo Mian put her on speakerphone and clicked open her news app to see the glaring headlines of the day –’GK’s President Qin Chu Announces Divorce from Wife.’
Upon reading this, Huo Mian felt her brain go blank. It was as if something came crashing down on her head.
He… actually announced to the world that they were divorced…