Chapter 1132: A Battle of Geniuses 3

"What do you think?" Huo Siqian replied with a question of his own, and the mother-son duo smiled at each other…

They both knew that Huo Mian would never help Huo Zhenghai, not even if Hell froze over.

"Oh… after things are settled at the company, you should hurry up and get married. An arranged marriage might be the best business measure to take. You don't have to marry someone who's richer than us, but her family should be at least on par with ours. Only then will we be able to ensure the undying prosperity of the Huo Corporation," Jiang Hong reminded him.

"Don't worry, Mom, I have a target in mind. I'll get on it as soon as I wrap things up at the company."

Jiang Hong was surprised to hear this. "You have a target? Who is it? Don't tell me it's that Mo Xue'er."

"It isn't."

"That's good. Women in the entertainment industry are only for playing, don't get too serious with them… We need to focus on our business," Jiang Hong said profoundly as she patted Huo Siqian on the shoulder.

"Okay." Huo Siqian nodded obediently.

- The next morning at South Hill Manor -

Qin Chu and Huo Mian woke up early to have breakfast.

"Honey… we're going back to Second High tomorrow, I'll ask someone to send over our uniforms today."

"We get uniforms? How formal!" Huo Mian couldn't help but laugh.

"Of course… Second High's current uniforms are much better than the ones we used to wear. We get to wear a blazer and everything. If we're going to enjoy student life, we might as well go all out, right?"

Qin Chu took this 'Back to Seventeen' event quite seriously, so he made all the necessary arrangements for him and Huo Mian.

"Then… do we also get backpacks?"


"Wow! What else is there? Tell me so I can look forward to it."

"There's also Gao Ran and Zhu Lingling."

"Really?" Huo Mian exclaimed in pleasant surprise, and Qin Chu nodded. "Yeah, Gao Ran was also invited since he's the captain of the Municipal Bureau's Criminal Police Unit. Zhu Lingling may be just a flight attendant, but… she's Captain Gao's girlfriend, so she was invited as well."

"Woah… that's awesome! Our high school lives are being recreated perfectly…" Huo Mian said with great expectations…

As they chatted happily, Uncle Li suddenly walked up to them. "Sir, Young Madam, someone's here to see you. He's driving a Mercedes Benz E60."

"Is the license plate number UF5828?" Huo Mian asked, and Uncle Li nodded his head.

She glanced at Qin Chu and said, "It's Huo Zhenghai's car."

"Tell him to come in." Qin Chu elegantly picked up the white handkerchief on the table and wiped off his hands while Uncle Li picked up a walkie-talkie and instructed the guards by the gates to let Huo Zhenghai's car through…

Soon, a black Mercedes Benz slowly drove into South Hill Manor.

It was Huo Zhenghai's first time here; he knew they used to live at Imperial Park, but later he found out that they had moved, so he decided to come and see Huo Mian here.

It wasn't even 7 AM yet; Huo Zhenghai wouldn't be here if he didn't have something to talk to her about…

Huo Mian didn't see Huo Siqian's WeChat message from last night, so she didn't know why he was here.

Qin Chu deleted their conversation because he didn't want Huo Siqian's words to confuse Huo Mian and make her think too much.

"Why is he here so early?" Huo Mian took a small sip of milk and looked worriedly at Qin Chu, who replied calmly, "He probably needs you for something."

"Mian… Chu… you guys moved! I went all the way to Imperial Park this morning for nothing." Huo Zhenghai cottoned up to them as soon as he walked in through the doors…

Mian? Chu? He had no right to call them that.

"Did you need something?" Huo Mian went straight to the point, leading Huo Zhenghai to smile awkwardly. "I… I do have something to talk to you guys about, but it's fine, I'm not in a hurry."

"But we're in a hurry, we have head out at 7:20 or else we'll be late for work, so you only have 20 minutes left. Do you really want to talk about it after breakfast?" Huo Mian asked, word for word.

"It's okay, I don't need breakfast… I'll cut to the chase then, Mian… something happened with Dad's company… Last night, a manager for one of our projects ran away to Australia with all the project money. Our partner called this morning and said that if we didn't put that money back immediately, he's going to sue us for breach of contract. I don't have that much right now, as cash flow's been pretty tight," Huo Zhenghai said, feeling embarrassed.

"So…?" Huo Mian looked up and asked calmly as she glanced at him.