Chapter 1417: I Do Enjoy Hitting Someone When They*re Down 8

"Can we not be so modest around each other? Although I like being a doctor, you're more important to me# I feel a sense of achievement when I get to help you. Working at GK is challenging, but I'm constantly fulfilled# Plus, Director Wu said that he won't accept my resignation and issued me an unpaid leave. Once I finish up here, I can go back whenever I want to. Stop worrying about me."

"Okay then, you win#" Qin Chu knew Huo Mian had her own thoughts and wasn't easily persuaded.

"Has Zhixin contacted you recently?" Huo Mian asked since this little brat seemed closer to Qin Chu than to her these days.

"He went to Africa with his classmates#"

"What? Africa?" As expected, Huo Mian's reaction was intense.

"He didn't tell you because he didn't want you to worry# He'll be fine, Africa's not a war zone. There's a lot of protected wild animals there and he wanted to be closer to nature."

"Soon, Earth's not going to be able to fit that little brat," Huo Mian laughed.

"Once we're done with this, we'll go visit him in New Zealand and then head to the States."

"To see the sunset in California#" Huo Mian finished Qin Chu's thought.

"Yeah." Qin Chu nodded.

"It's a deal# you can't go back on your words# or else I'm going to remind you every single day until you die of a headache."

"I won't."

After being lovey-dovey for a while, Huo Mian became sleepy. Therefore, after saying goodnight to Qin Chu, she hung up and fell asleep in less than two minutes.

It seemed like she was truly exhausted#

- Marriott Hotel in T City -

"Sir, when are we heading back? Didn't the police say that you're not a suspect anymore?"

"I have some more stuff to deal with," Qin Chu said as he walked up to his computer and went back to work.

Three hours ago, Rick called to tell Qin Chu that Jiang Linyue had placed something in a bank's safety deposit box before she died. She seemed to be the only one who could retrieve it.

Now that she was dead, only her family could go in lieu of her. However, both her parents were abroad, and no one had been able to get in touch with them.

Therefore, Qin Chu had been looking for ways to retrieve whatever she deposited. He had a feeling that it had something to do with the incident, or else Jiang Linyue wouldn't have kept it in a safe.

The next morning, Huo Mian woke up bright and early to go to GK Headquarters.

"Good morning, Young Madam."

"Young Madam, morning."

All the employees were used to Huo Mian being at the company and treated her as their leader; no one doubted her capabilities when it came to taking over for Qin Chu.

During the morning meeting, Huo Mian issued the design department a bonus before arranging sale channels for their new line of jewelry.

Then, as soon as she went back to the office, she saw Chen Jie standing outside. "Jie, why are you here?"

"Chief# I, I#"

"Let's talk inside#"

Upon seeing that Chen Jie was about to cry, Huo Mian pushed open her office door and gestured her to come in.

"Chief, I want to resign too# if you're not at South Side, I don't want to be there either# Can you find a job for me here at GK too? I want to continue being your assistant."

Chen Jie loved working for Huo Mian; she originally thought the latter had just asked for a few days off, but later the hospital told her that Huo Mian was issued an unpaid leave and that they didn't know when she would be coming back.

Chen Jie panicked. After struggling for an entire evening, she made the bold decision to resign.