Chapter 1306: Snooker Celebrity Night 7
"Are you going to the Snooker Celebrity Night?"
"I don't know yet, if Qin Chu is going, I'm going." Huo Mian decided to be Qin Chu's sidekick for the rest of their lives.
"Ha… Qin Chu is going for sure because the host is the famous businessman, Mr. Li. He invited celebrities, entrepreneurs... any famous person for that matter. The night is structured like a competition."
"Oh… aren't the participants just going to play pool? Is it such a big deal?" Huo Mian had no interest in business gatherings.
"It's not as simple as playing pool, the winner will get a three-year contract with the Jinjiang International Corporation. Of course it's a big deal."
Huo Mian looked at Huo Siqian with disbelief. "How could someone be crazy enough to make a business deal through pool?"
"Mr. Li loves pool, he thinks that playing pool is like life… Only those that can plan ahead wins. So…"
He didn't finish the sentence because the rest was already implied...
"Oh…" Huo Mian nodded and went back to eating.
"Mian… So, if I win and Qin Chu lost on Snooker Celebrity Night, would you hate me?"
Huo Siqian question was really naive and completely unfitting to his usual intellect...
Huo Mian suddenly smiled. "Why would I hate you?"
Huo Siqian was mesmerized by Huo Mian; she rarely looked and smiled at him like that...
"Winning at pool requires skills. I can't hate someone just because Qin Chu wasn't as good as them… Your logic is so weird…"
"That's good." Huo Siqian smiled and went back to eating.
Afterward, Huo Siqian gracefully wiped his mouth and was about to leave...
"Eh, wait up."
Huo Siqian put his hand in his pocket and turned around...
"Uh, you give me quite a lot of gifts, like the face masks, food, and other stuff. I don't like owing people… I know that you don't want money, so I decided to give you something in return."
"You want to give me something?" Huo Siqian was quite surprised.
He thought that Huo Mian would be content with everything he gave her, which would already make him happy enough.
He didn't think she would consider giving back.
To be truthful, Huo Mian didn't want to owe others and stood by the notion of 'courtesy demands reciprocity'.
If others treated you well, it was affection. Not everybody had the obligation to be good to you.
Huo Mian took out a beautiful velvet box from the drawer.
She put it on the table and said, "Didn't you say that you're having headaches because of insomnia? I ordered a custom eye massager for you. I think headaches are mostly due to eye exhaustion. When you wear the massager, you can listen to music, the massager plays music that helps you sleep… I've prepared some medicine for you too, they're supposed to help with insomnia. There are no side effects, so you can eat without worrying. If you don't believe me, you can get it checked out by a specialist."
Huo Mian knew that Huo Siqian was an easily-suspicious and didn't trust others easily.
Huo Siqian felt warmth in his heart for the first time in his life as he looked at the massager and the medicine Huo Mian prepared.
It was such a magical feeling that he had never felt before...
He slowly walked back and picked up both the pill bottle and the massager.
Then, he looked gently at Huo Mian and said, "This is the best gift I've ever received. Thank you, Mian."
"Don't worry, I'm just giving back what I owe. You spent quite a fortune on the stuff you gave me."
Huo Siqian then walked out with Huo Mian's presents, while Huo Mian sat in her office, filled with complicated emotions...
In fact, she didn't trust others easily either, so she didn't dare to use the face masks that Huo Siqian gave her at first.
She even got somebody to examine their compositions, which proved that they were indeed luxury skin care products under the Huo Corporation that were sold on the market.
There was nothing wrong with them...
So, Huo Mian suddenly thought that Huo Siqian might not be hostile against her.
Therefore, after some thought, she decided that she needed to gift something back so that she could rest easy.
She had no reason to keep accepting his gifts...
In this world, the only person she could accept love and kindness from without any mental or psychological pressure was Qin Chu.
Because Qin Chu was already her whole life...
At night time, Huo Mian and Qin Chu sat across from each other as they ate dinner at home.
"Honey, we're both invited to Snooker Celebrity Night on Friday… Do you want to go with me?"