Chapter 2285: Qin Ning is in Love (6)

Ning Zhiyuan gazed at his wife lovingly and comforted, "Xiaoxue, everyone has their own destiny. You shouldn't compare yourself to others. Yes, Huo Mian's incredible, but so are you. I think all who work hard and believe in a good life are good people."

"Wow, our Dr. Ning's been reading chicken soup for the soul…" Wu Xiaoxue giggled.

"Sometimes we need chicken soup…"

The pair left chatting and laughing.

Vice Director Guo was busier than ever and rarely returned to the South Side. Even hosting the weekly meetings became Huo Mian's job.

After the New Year, she immersed herself in busywork. Although it was hard work, it was also meaningful work.

In the afternoon, after she finished her sit-down diagnostics, Huo Mian began organizing her files.

Her cell phone began to ding continuously, all of which were notifications from WeChat.

She opened up the notifications and sure enough, they were from the group chat between her, Jiang Xiaowei, and Zhu Lingling.

Zhu Lingling: "Girls, come out come out."

Jiang Xiaowei: "Mrs. Police Director, please speak."

Zhu Lingling: "Haha, stop it, Dr. Jiang. Compared to you two rich wives, my title is useless."

Huo Mian: "It's the beginning of the year and the two of you are already kissing each other's butts?"

Zhu Lingling: "Wow, our Vice Director Huo's come out of the shadows. This is not an easy feat!"

Jiang Xiaowei: "Our vice director's not busy?"

Huo Mian: "The two of you… are really something… I wouldn't be able to avoid your consistent calls no matter how busy I am."

Zhu Lingling: "How about we have a family get together this weekend?"

Jiang Xiaowei: "That's a good idea. We haven't met up in such a long time."

Huo Mian: "That's a lie. I just saw you guys at Ni Yang's wedding."

Zhu Lingling: "That doesn't count. There were too many people there, too busy. The two of you should come to my home… Although it's no mansion compared to your homes, it's very cozy! We'll buy the ingredients beforehand and we can each cook three to four specialty dishes. What do you girls think?"

Jiang Xiaowei: "I don't think I have a specialty. My hubby told me that my cooking itself is a disaster…"

Zhu Lingling: "He's absolutely right. I still remember the cola chicken wings you made for us last time like it was yesterday. I now vomit even at the thought of chicken wings. Hahaha."

Huo Mian almost spat out her tea when she saw Zhu Lingling and Jiang Xiaowei's conversation.

Jiang Xiaowei: "Can you stop mocking me?"

Zhu Lingling: "Of course, how about this: Mian and I will each cook six plates, taking care of your portion as well. You can be responsible for washing the ingredients and assisting us in the process. How's that?"

Jiang Xiaowei: "That's good. Deal!"

Zhu Lingling: "What about our Vice Director Huo? What do you think?"

Huo Mian: "This Sunday? No problem… let's meet up! We haven't had fun in such a long time."

Zhu Lingling: "Oh yay! Then it's decided. This Sunday, at 9 AM sharp. Bring your families and I'll have the ingredients and fruits all prepared. We can relax and have fun the entire day!"

After their conversation on Wechat, Huo Mian led a couple of doctors to do patient check-ups.

After a round of check-ups, it was almost time to leave. Huo Mian began to tidy her desk.

Just then, Huo Siqian entered her office. He was familiar with its location even if it was brand new.

At the sight of Huo Siqian, Huo Mian's brows immediately furrowed.

"You want to ask why I'm here, right? Haha, I know you too well." Huo Siqian smiled at Huo Mian.

"You're not welcome here." Huo Mian showed no politeness.

"I know." Huo Siqian nodded.

"If you know so much, shouldn't you leave? It's best for everyone." Huo Mian gave her order.

"I won't take up too much of your time. I'm here to give you your New Year's present." Huo Siqian took out a large red gift box. On top of it was a red laced bow. 

"Happy New Year, my Mian…" Huo Siqian smiled tenderly.