Chapter 230: Help
Chapter 230: Help Translator: Noodletown Translated Editor: Noodletown Translated "That's not necessary." Huo Mian refused as soon as Huo Siqian offered to help. "There's no shame in asking. If you let the incident play out on its own, you will be harmed much more than them. Even if you decide to be unresponsive, they won't stop until they get what they want. They will keep trying to smoke you out. Instead of being so passive, we can work together and get rid of them." "Mr. Huo is not dead yet, so no need to try to get ahead and start fantasizing," Huo Mian coldly reminded him. "I know. This has nothing to do with Dad. Right now, he won't come out directly to deal with this and will only watch in the dark. I'm guessing this incident wasn't thought out by Shen Jiani. Based on how brainless this incident is, it was probably done by Huo Yanyan." Huo Mian thought so too, but she replied with silence. Based on how the conversation between Huo Yanyan and her went down during the day at the hospital, Huo Yanyan would have the biggest motive. By going public with such a scandal, it would bring a lot of hardship onto Huo Mian's daily life. They were also using the power of the negative press to force Huo Mian to make a decision. She could either go back to the Huo family and accept her identity... Or leave the Huo family, and never go back. Initially, it was easy for her to choose. But now, Huo Zhenghai was rumored to be gravely sick. People would label her as an ungrateful and vicious brat if she ruthlessly refused to go back. Huo Mian knew that this was a trap. The road ahead would be difficult regardless of what she chose to do. Not to mention, she was powerless compared to Huo Yanyan and her family. She had no resources or networks. Unless Qin Chu would make his move... But she really didn't want Qin Chu's help. She had always considered herself to be strong and self-sufficient, and she couldn't possibly always live in the safe bubble that Qin Chu provided for her. "No good will come out of it for Huo Yanyan. I'm not that weak, and I won't give up easily. It's too early for them to think they've won. I still have undealt cards." "Nice. That's very brave of you. There's no comparison between you and Huo Yanyan. If we're speaking of pure intelligence, just based on weight, your brain would be heavier than hers by three pounds. However, this incident has brought on a lot of trouble for you. Just like last time, you will be living under the scrutiny of the public eye even though you are not a public figure, which is completely unfair to you." In reality, Huo Siqian felt a little sorry for Huo Mian, for he knew that she didn't live much of a good life all these years. He had always wanted to help her, but she would always push him away. "Fair? Young Master Huo, do you know how hilarious you sound for saying that? There's no such thing as fairness in this world. Huo Yanyan is also a bastard child, the same as me - born from a mistress. Yet, she lives a life of abundance as if she deserves it, and me? I've lived with nothing all these years, nothing except for ridicule and abuse. So, where is the fairness you are speaking of?" "If that's the case, you should take revenge. Give the people that started this a taste of their own medicine." "I'm not interested in revenge, but I will teach Huo Yanyan a lesson or two for sure. However, I won't cooperate with you. I've said it once and I'll say it again, I won't be involved in your family feud, so don't try to recruit me." "I've said nothing of it so far, so you don't need to worry," Huo Siqian chuckled. He found it interesting that Huo Mian could be so silly and cute at the same time. "If you have no other business, I'm hanging up." "Mian." His voice was suddenly soft and tender. Huo Mian listened in silence... "Mian, if you can't take it anymore, you can come to me, and I will definitely help you. You shouldn't expect much from your Qin Chu. Don't put your hopes on someone who had abandoned you before. Do you understand?' Huo Mian hung up the phone as soon as he finished speaking. No wonder Qin Chu called him a weirdo, he indeed had a sick brain. She wanted to correct him that Qin Chu never abandoned her, it was her who broke up with him seven years ago. Seven years later, it was Qin Chu who took the initiative and steered this relationship back onto its track. Qin Chu never owed her anything. There were too many external factors and obstacles between them... and that was why they hadn't been able to live the life they wanted together. Late at night, Qin Chu came home from working overtime. He walked into the bedroom and noticed that Huo Mian was deep asleep. He stared at her face and kissed her forehead gently. Huo Mian turned around and tightly hugged Qin Chu by his neck...