Chapter 233: Kind-Hearted Warning
Translator: Noodletown Translated Editor: Noodletown Translated
“Mr. Huo, I need to speak with you privately,” Huo Mian glanced at Huo Siyi, who was also in the room, and said.
Huo Siyi was not happy and sneered, “If you have something to say, just say it. I’m not an outsider; I’m dad’s son, unlike you, you bastard child.”
Huo Mian glanced at him coldly and replied, “As if you’re not the child of a homewrecker as well.”
“What did you say?” Huo Siyi was the same as Huo Yanyan – uncalm, extremely arrogant, spoiled, and used to getting his way.
Upon hearing what Huo Mian said, he immediately burst out in anger.
Luckily, Huo Zhenghai raised his head and stopped their banter. “Siyi, go outside.”
“Dad…?” Huo Siyi was clearly unwilling.
“It’s fine, I also have some things I need to talk to her about.” Huo Zhenghai’s expression was serious.
Huo Siyi glared at Huo Mian, and then he left the room unwillingly.
Huo Zhenghai glanced at Huo Mian and asked, “Did you come to find me because you think that I exposed you?”
Huo Mian shook her head, “No, I know that it was Huo Yanyan and you had nothing to do with it. I just have some things to say.”
“Your mother was here this morning as well, it was clear that she was upset because she thought that it was my fault and that I wanted to force you to come back. She spent the morning yelling at me. Her temper hasn’t gotten any better, it seems,” Huo Zhenghai recounted the morning’s events with a calm demeanor that suited his current age and status. After all, he was a businessman that had been through all sorts of hardship.
“I was not aware of that, she didn’t call me. I’m just here to express my personal opinions today.”
“What do you want to say?”
“I want to say… rather than hoping that I will help them, you should teach them to protect themselves. From what I see, with Huo Yanyan and Huo Siyi’s IQ, it won’t be long before they die in Huo Siqian’s hands. If it weren’t for you, they would have been kicked out a time ago. Looking at the surface, what Huo Yanyan did doesn’t benefit me, because everyone thinks that Mom only gave birth to me in an attempt to climb into the Huo family. But, that doesn’t affect me negatively. In fact, I could take this opportunity to return to the family, but I wouldn’t be the most trustworthy ally since they’ve already resorted to treating me that way. Do you really think I would still be stupid enough to help them? Furthermore, if anyone were to dig deeper into this matter, they will find out that Huo Yanyan’s mother was the third person in your marriage with your first Mrs. Huo, which will only harm their reputation. Only Huo Yanyan could do such a self-harming act. In fact, I’m pretty concerned for her IQ, so I’m telling you that you should discipline her more, or else the end result won’t be pretty.”
Huo Mian’s words were like blades cutting through Huo Zhenghai’s heart.
The pros and cons of the situation were clearly laid out, and since Huo Mian was a commoner to begin with, she would be the same no matter how many insults and abuse she endured.
But Huo Yanyan was different. If their dirty laundry was aired, she would fall from the status of a respected lady to the daughter of a homewrecker.
Not to mention that Huo Yanyan wasn’t yet engaged, so this would definitely affect her future prospects.
Huo Zhenghai fell into a deep thought after listening to Huo Mian…
After a moment, he raised his head and asked her, “Will you not come back even if I beg you? Even if it’s to help me?”
“What do you think?” Huo Mian laughed coldly.