Chapter 234: A Guilty Conscience
Translator: Noodletown Translated Editor: Noodletown Translated
“What if we were to make a deal? Relax, you wouldn’t be doing this for anything. I can invite the lawyers to prove that the company shares I’m giving you are really yours, as long as you promise to stand by Yanyan and Siyi. Those stocks are worth billions.” Huo Zhenghai didn’t believe that with Huo Mian’s intellect, she wouldn’t want any of his inheritance.
Huo Mian smiled, “Sorry, Mr. Huo, I’m in need of everything but money at the moment. To me, I would rather have you promise to make up for the 20 years of paternal love that I missed out on than the billions of yuan of inheritance money that you’re offering.”
Huo Zhenghai was feeling a little guilty. Paternal love? He didn’t have any, he only ever favored Huo Yanyan and Huo Siyi.
For some reason, he just didn’t like Huo Mian, no matter how intelligent and shrewd he knew she was.
“Don’t be conflicted, I’m just joking. Uncle Jing was great; he was actually like a father to me, so I’m not missing out on any paternal love. Okay, I’ve said my piece, this was just a kind-hearted warning, and it’s up to you to listen or ignore it. There’s one more thing I have to say.”
“What is it?” Huo Zhenghai looked at Huo Mian in confusion.
“Your mistress and daughter are too aggressive, I think… it’s time for me to strike back.” At that, Huo Mian smiled confidently, then turned around and walked out.
Huo Mian’s behavior was very calm and collected, and her words were full of logic.
Huo Zhenghai suddenly thought, if Huo Yanyan had even half of Huo Mian’s maturity and intelligence, she wouldn’t be in a situation where he had to worry about her on a daily basis.
Pity… It must be because of his previous sins.
That night, Huo Mian watched cartoons at home while eating chips, as calm as any other day.
Qin Chu hadn’t returned from work. Just then, her cell phone rang; it was Ning Zhiyuan again.
Huo Mian watched it ring for a while before picking up.
“What is it?” She thought that he wanted to remind her of his wedding date with Wu Xiaoxue again. What a lingering bastard.
Surprisingly, Ning Zhiyuan called to ask about something else.
He said, “Mian, are you really Huo Zhenghai’s daughter?”
Huo Mian immediately knew what Ning Zhiyuan was calling about. Smiling wickedly, she replied, “Of course, I even went to the hospital to find him today, and he kept yelling about giving me some shares of inheritance. I was thinking, what am I supposed to do with all that money, it’s not like I’d ever finish spending it.”
“Why didn’t you tell me these things?” Ning Zhiyuan’s tone became a bit reproachful.
“You never asked me.” Huo Mian found the situation rather funny.
“I really think we missed out on so much, my relationship with Wu Xiaoxue isn’t what you think. I don’t love her,” Ning Zhiyuan suddenly said.
Huo Mian nodded. “Yeah, you just want to have a baby with her, that’s not love.”
Such blatant mockery left Ning Zhiyuan immediately speechless…
He said, “Mian, do you still blame me for everything?”
Just as Huo Mian was about to say something, she heard the key turning in the door, and she immediately hung up.
As expected, Qin Chu had come home…
“What are you doing? You’re acting suspiciously.” Qin Chu could tell that Huo Mian was nervous.
“Um… Nothing.” Huo Mian felt a bit guilty.
“I thought I heard you on the phone? Were you talking to that miserable looking ophthalmologist?”
“Are you Sherlock Holmes?” Huo Mian was exasperated that he could guess that.
“So you did a terrible thing, are you going to apologize or what?” Qin Chu removed his jacket, straightened his tie, and asked seriously.
Huo Mian immediately lowered her head… calculating her next move.
“What do you want to eat tonight? I’ll go make it right now.” In order to impress him, Huo Mian changed the focus to the dinner menu.
“Steamed Huo Mian.”
Qin Chu sat down next to Huo Mian on the sofa, speaking casually.
“Qin… Chu? Stop joking around.” Huo Mian pressed her lips together and gazed at his handsome profile.
“If steamed is too much of a hassle, then how about dipped in wasabi, like sashimi?”
“Honey… don’t be like that.” Huo Mian finally decided to use her ultimate move against Qin Chu.
107 days after getting their wedding certificate, at 7:25 PM, Huo Mian called Qin Chu “honey” for the first time.
As expected, Qin Chu’s expression changed immediately, his pupils becoming deep and serene.