Chapter 2265: I Didn’t Expect You to be a Mistress (6)

She did not expect Lu Yan to leave without even saying goodbye. 

Lu Yan and Qiao Fei came and left like the wind. Only Qin Chu's family of four saw them there.

It was all like a dream. 

20 minutes later, Huo Mian had washed off her makeup and was now heading up in her bathrobe with a glass of wine in her hand.

She had bumped into Zhixin, who came back from going to watch the fireworks.

"Sis, happy Chinese New Year…"

"Happy New Year."

"Huh? Sis, what's the matter? Why are your eyes so red? Did someone bully you?"

"No, it's not that."

"Are those nieces of mine not being good again and made you mad?" Zhixin asked with care.

"No. It's just that as I age, I feel and understand things so much better. I always recall those sad things in the past…"

Huo Mian made up an excuse about Lu Yan. After all, Zhixin did not know about his sister's back story.

"Oh, Sis, you really scared me there. I was scared that something bad happened. Come, let me take you out for a drink."

Before Huo Mian said anything, Zhixin pulled Huo Mian out to the balcony. He also poured a glass of wine for himself.

It was a rare occasion…

"Sis, this is for you…" Zhixin handed over a small black box.

"What is this?" Huo Mian held the box with curiosity.

"Remember that business trip to South Africa the company sent me on a while ago? They're known for their diamonds. Well, I bought this for you."

Huo Mian put down the wine glass and opened the box. Inside was a brooch in the shape of a plum blossom. Each petal was embroidered with a sparkling diamond.

"Oh my god! This must be really expensive. Where did you get this money?" Huo Mian was very surprised.

"It's not that expensive. It only cost like 400 thousand Yuan. Just my bonus in the latter year was over 200 thousand Yuan. Sis, don't underestimate me."

Huo Mian was rather touched. She immediately pinned the brooch on her bathrobe.

"I really like this Chinese New Year's gift," Huo Mian said with a smile.

"Sis, thank you for all you've done for our family. I'll love you and the twins forever!" 

"What about your brother-in-law then?" Huo Mian chuckled.

When she mentioned Qin Chu, the look in Zhixin's eyes changed.

"Sis, you really love my brother-in-law, right?" Zhixin asked in a serious tone.

"Of course. If I don't love him, would I have married him and had two kids with him?" Huo Mian smiled, thinking that Zhixin's question was stupid.

"What if… What if you realized my brother-in-law betrayed you one day? What would you do?" Zhixin asked.

"Betray me? I've never thought about that. Why? Did you discover that he has a mistress out there?" Huo Mian joked.

"Sis, I'm not joking. I'm being serious here…"

"Why are you asking something that's impossible?" Huo Mian said with her first instinct.

"Are you really that confident in him? I'm saying what if… What if he disappoints you? What if he was hiding something from you?" Zhixin looked at his sister with a concerned look.

"Zhixin, what did you find out?" Huo Mian's smile faded and she asked Zhixin in a serious tone.

Zhixin was not a man to worry about things for no reason so he must have discovered something to bring this up multiple times. 

"Sis, there's this thing I've kept to myself for a long time but I was scared to tell you. I'm scared that it would ruin your relationship and you would be very sad after knowing…" Zhixin looked down. He was in a deep dilemma.