Chapter 40: Back in the Days
Huo Mian was left alone standing in front of the police station, as the wind was blowing her hair into a terrible mess. She was the one that had bailed Ning Zhiyuan out, so what was all this about?
As Mian was torn between taking a taxi, which was too expensive, or taking a bus to First People's Hospital, the Audi R8 actually came back, just like magic. It had taken less than five minutes to leave and come back.
"How can you be back so soon? Where is he?"
"He is in the hotel up ahead," Qin Chu answered.
Huo Mian was speechless, Qin Chu's efficiency was truly…
"Hurry up, get in."
Huo Mian stopped dawdling, opened the door, and got into the passenger's seat.
After a few silent moments, she slowly asked, "Did you set up everything that happened today?"
Qin Chu's hands slightly paused on the steering wheel. He turned his head and glanced at her, "You think I did this to him?"
Huo Mian didn't answer…
"You think I would do something so absurd?" Qin Chu asked again.
Huo Mian remained silent. But Qin Chu was right, someone like him would not do something like this under the table.
On the other hand, Gao Ran seemed like someone who would pull a stunt like this. After all, in Huo Mian's mind, he was always a restless guy, even seven years ago.
"You might not, but your bro might."
The side of Qin Chu's mouth twitched, "You think that the captain of the Municipal Public Security Bureau would frame a normal citizen by arresting and accusing him of patronizing whorehouses?"
"He's a captain now?" Huo Mian was surprised, as she never thought that Gao Ran would make it that far.
Now that she thought about it, it didn't make much sense for the captain of a bureau to do something like this. Even more, every time he was dispatched on a case, he would be surrounded by cops. If he wrongly accused someone, people would gossip. That wouldn't be a wise move.
Most importantly, as Huo Mian was filling out forms just then, she thought back to the policeman's reminder.
He said, "Miss, your boyfriend is a repeat offender. It's not the first time he went whoring. When you get home, you'll have to sort him out."
Huo Mian was a little shocked by what she heard. She never thought that Ning Zhiyuan, who was so gentle and mild, would actually be a repeat offender of soliciting prostitutes.
Even if he was putting on a show, it was too much. Besides, doctors were supposed to be clean freaks, right?
How could he stomach sleeping with a prostitute?
The more Huo Mian thought about it, the more depressed she got. She decided that she would be better off not talking, so she turned her head aside to look out at the night view.
She never thought that one day, she could sit in Qin Chu's car again and be alone with him, traveling in the dim light of the night as if it was seven years ago.
The Audi R8 actually took less than 20 minutes to drive back to her apartment, but she felt like it took several hours…
Honestly, she didn't dare to face Qin Chu. Although she hated him, she knew clearly that sometimes, hate was born of love.
Otherwise, he would have been just a stranger to her when they met again. Why else would her heart beat so erratically?
"Mian," he gently called her name.
Huo Mian turned her head, her eyes blurry. Maybe it was the atmosphere that night that completely tossed her heart about.
"How have you been these past seven years?" Qin Chu had been holding this question for a while now. How was she for the past seven years without him around?