Chapter 38: Released on Bail

Gao Ran recognized Huo Mian right away. First of all, she was the woman that his close friend, Qin Chu, once deeply loved. Secondly, Huo Mian hadn't changed much since high school, as she had only lost the naivety from back then.

He still remembered when Qin Chu dated Huo Mian seven years ago. They would often hang out and have dinner together.

Back then, Gao Ran's girlfriend was also one of the prettiest girls in their class. Qin Chu would bring Huo Mian along, and the four of them would grab food together quite often.

Now that he recalled these things, it seemed like ages had gone by.

Gao Ran flipped through the drunk's phone, and, sure enough, he found 'Mian' in his contact list.

Gao Ran guessed that this must be Huo Mian and that this man definitely had an intimate relationship with her since he was using her photo as his wallpaper.

Just then, Gao Ran suddenly had an idea…

He turned to the short cop beside him and asked, "Did you search for his ID? What's his name?"

"Yes, Captain Gao, his name is Ning Zhiyuan."

"Okay." Then, Gao Ran took the phone, walked out of the custody cell, and dialed Huo Mian's number.

Meanwhile, Huo Mian was listening to music, already half-asleep. It was already 11:30 PM.

She hazily woke up as her phone rang, but when she saw that it was from Ning Zhiyuan, she hesitated before picking it up.

"Zhiyuan, what's up?" Her tone was slightly distant.

"Hello, are you Miss Huo Mian?" Gao Ran spoke formally.

"I am, may I ask who you are?"

"I'm the captain of the downtown Criminal Police Division. We have arrested a john named Ning Zhiyuan during our anti-prostitution mission tonight, is he your friend? We found your contact information on his phone." Gao Ran deviously emphasized the word ' john 1 '.

Huo Mian was shocked. John? Ning Zhiyuan? How is that possible?

"Miss Huo Mian, are you still there?" asked Gao Ran.

"I am."

"Ning Zhiyuan is your friend, right?"

"Yes," Huo Mian replied.

"Then can you come right now to bail him out?"

After a brief moment, Huo Mian slowly responded, "Okay, I'll head over now."

After the call ended, with a devilish smile on his face, Gao Ran took out his phone to dial another number. 

Qin Chu was a night owl, and he often reviewed company documents and statistics at night in his study room. After that, he would have some coffee and analyze the stock market.


"Chu, this time you must treat me to a good meal."

"Now? What time is it?" Qin Chu looked at his watch. It's already midnight, what is wrong with this idiot?

"Come to my police station right now, I have a surprise for you."

"I'm not interested," Qin Chu immediately refused.

"…" Gao Ran was left speechless for a second. "Hmm… don't regret it then. I'm telling you that if you don't come right now, you'll miss an exciting scene. Huo Mian will be here soon."

"Who?" Qin Chu's interest was fully aroused upon hearing Huo Mian's name.

"Hurry up and get over here. Ha, it'll be a pity if you miss this." Gao Ran immediately hung up the phone after he finished talking.

Qin Chu got up, changed his clothes, and drove his Audi R8 towards downtown.

Huo Mian was nowhere to be seen when Qin Chu arrived at the station.

Gao Ran stood at the door, and stated triumphantly, "Just wait, Huo Mian will be here soon."

"What is happening? It's already very late. Why would she come to a police station at this hour?"

Qin Chu hurried over, not because he wanted to see Huo Mian, but because he was worried. Why would a girl like Huo Mian come to a place like this so late? Was she in trouble?

Just as Gao Ran was about to respond, he saw a slim girl walk in.

Her long black hair and a beige sweater made her look very attractive.

Qin Chu also noticed, his eyes immediately looked towards the door.

"Hello, I just received a call. I'm here to bail Ning Zhiyuan out." Huo Mian's voice sounded slightly hoarse, and she didn't look like she was feeling well.

  1. A prostitute's client