Chapter 19: Moving Out
"I didn't know things would turn out like that."
"Qin Chu, let me go. I am serious. The seven years without you treated me quite well. Now that you are back, the first thing you've done is disrupting my family. Did you know that I regret dating you? I should have known better than to date someone from a rich family. If it weren't for our relationship, my stepfather would still be alive and my mother wouldn't hate me. It's been seven years, and she still refuses to forgive me. Now, I am finally living a normal life so please leave me alone."
"Do you really mean that?" Qin Chu questioned Huo Mian with sorrow and grief lacing his eyes.
Huo Mian pursed her lips and slowly answered, "Yes, I do. I will be married to Ning Zhiyuan soon. We've been together for three years, and we have a great relationship. Let the past go."
After hearing Huo Mian's words, Qin Chu remained still without speaking another word.
"Anyways, I'll never see you again because there's no reason to. If you cause my family any more trouble, I'll call the cops. That's all." When Huo Mian was done talking, she took out a hundred yuan and left it on the table before leaving.
Her personality was the same as it was seven years ago. She had always been decisive and was never hesitant or sloppy.
That was the quirky girl Qin Chu loved...
As to what happened at her mom's place, she may have misunderstood his intention. He really wanted to make amends for what happened in the past.
A million yuan wasn't a lot to him, but it would make their lives easier. However, not only did Huo Mian's mother refuse to accept it, she also cursed him. He knew that his own hands did not cause the death of Huo Mian's stepfather, but he was ultimately the reason that it happened.
The dead could not be revived, so Huo Mian's hate was reasonable.
Staring at the two cups of water on the table, Qin Chu sat alone for a long time before finally leaving the cafe.
After their meeting, Huo Mian returned to her apartment with a heavy heart.
She felt like she was very straightforward with her words, but she wasn't sure if Qin Chu would accept them.
They hadn't seen each other in seven years, and a lot must've happened during this time. Did he not find a girlfriend while he was abroad?
Her thoughts started to run wild...
She was pulled back to reality when she heard the doorknob turning.
Ning Zhiyuan pushed open the door and walked in, unsurprised that Huo Mian was home.
"Zhiyuan, you're back. Did you eat yet?"
"Mhm," he answered with a strange expression on his face before heading into his bedroom.
He ignored Huo Mian, who was sitting on the couch in the living room...
Huo Mian followed him in, "Did you have a lot of surgeries today? Are you tired?"
Ning Zhiyuan didn't answer; but rather, he opened the closet and began packing.
"Zhiyuan, what are you doing?"
"I won't be living here from now on," he said with a cold tone.
"Because I don't want to see your face." His answer was simple and vicious.
Huo Mian fell silent...
"I am going to live in the new place, and I will leave the furniture and appliances here. I don't plan on returning your part of the down payment. I've spent enough on you over the past three years, so I'll count the down payment as payback. From now on, we don't owe each other anything."
"Zhiyuan, money's not the problem."
"But the problem is that I have no money. Haha, how rich is your ex? He's the prince of the GK business empire, isn't he? Huo Mian, I've really underestimated you. You have such a powerful ex-boyfriend, so what are you doing with me? Were you just using me to pass the time?"