Chapter 48: Asking for Help
"Money? It's all gone. We used it to buy this apartment. If you want it, you will have to wait until I save up. When I do, I'll pay you back."
"Okay, fine." After speaking, Huo Mian turned to leave.
"Huo Mian, what happened?"
"Zhixin was in a car accident." Huo Mian's voice was raspy.
"You shouldn't come to me for something of this magnitude. You should go look for your rich ex-boyfriend," Ning Zhiyuan suddenly said.
Huo Mian did not reply, but her face was filled with disappointment. She turned around to leave.
After speaking, Ning Zhiyuan regretted his decision. Why did he have to pick on her like that?
"Zhiyuan, whose voice was that? Why aren't you coming back in?" A feminine voice rang out from the bedroom.
Ning Zhiyuan actually still had money on his card. There was a hundred thousand yuan left in his account that he was going to use for the wedding.
If he gave this money to Huo Mian, would she be moved enough to get back together with him?
However, he also considered that there was the possibility that even if Huo Mian took his money, she would still refuse to get back together with him. That wouldn't be worth it.
Walking out of Ning Zhiyuan's apartment, Huo Mian got a call from Zhu Lingling.
"Girl, I just got off the plane and saw your message. What happened, why do you need so much money?" Zhu Lingling's voice sounded quite anxious.
"Zhixin was in a car accident. He's in the hospital right now, and I need 300,000 yuan for the surgery."
At that moment, Huo Mian's voice could not be more hoarse.
"What? Zhixin was in an accident? Don't panic, where are you? I'll go find you right now."
"I'm at the Rainbow Business Building near Third Ring Road."
"Okay, I'll see you in a bit."
Zhu Lingling took a cab and got there in half an hour. She and Huo Mian found a KFC and sat down.
"Lingling, I really am out of options."
"What did the police say, what about the perpetrator?"
"They're still investigating. According to them, four or five students were hurt. My brother wasn't the only one, and that makes it difficult for the police to deal with. Waiting for compensation takes a long process, and Zhixin's surgery can't wait. We must get to it as quickly as possible."
"I understand. How about this, I have about 80,000 yuan saved up, you can take it for now. I'll go ask my parents, relatives, and friends to lend me money. I think I can get you around a 130,000 yuan. We'll figure out the rest."
"Thank you so much, Lingling." With red eyes, Huo Mian tightly held Zhu Lingling's hand.
"You idiot, we're best friends. You don't have to thank me. If I don't help you now, when would I? Money doesn't matter, what's most important is that Zhixin is safe and healthy."
Huo Mian nodded...
"Mian, why don't we ask the media? Once this goes public, we'll be able to gather enough from donations."
Huo Mian hesitated for a while before replying, "I thought about that too. But, if we alert the media and blow up this incident, Zhixin will be under a lot of pressure once he recovers and returns to school. I don't want people to look at him with pity, do you understand? He's a boy after all, and is prideful. I want the media to be our last resort."
"Yeah, that's right. I didn't think it all the way through. It's fine, don't worry. We'll think of something."
After she and Zhu Lingling parted, Huo Mian returned to her apartment and washed her face.
Just then, a notification from WeChat popped up...
"Goddess Huo, are you there?" The message was from her high school classmate Wei Dong.
"Yeah, what's up?"
"I heard from Zhu Lingling that your brother had a car accident and needs money for the surgery. Is that right?"
"I have money, I can lend it to you."
"Really? Thank you," Huo Mian excitedly replied.
"Let's meet up and discuss it."
"Sure." Huo Mian was ready to do anything for Zhixin.
At 6:30 PM, Huo Mian met Wei Dong at a Thai restaurant nearby.
He drove a black Mercedes-Benz GLK and was dressed in Armani. In his hand was a LV purse, and on his wrist was a Longines diamond watch. He looked like a spoiled rich kid.
Huo Mian, on the other hand, was dressed in a white t-shirt and jeans. It was simple yet elegant.
"I hope I didn't keep you waiting for long," smiling, Wei Dong asked.