Chapter 50: Decision
"Let me... think about this, and I'll get back to you."
"Okay, I'll be waiting for you," said Wei Dong as he looked at Huo Mian with love.
After Huo Mian left the restaurant, she headed directly to the hospital. Her little brother didn't wake up yet, so she stayed in the VIP room to look after him.
Meanwhile, her mother's mental state had grown worse. She began acting more anxious, looking like she was about to explode at any moment.
Huo Mian, exhausted, sat on the bench outside the VIP room and dug her head deep into her arms.
"Head Nurse," Huo Mian said with difficulty after she recognized who it was.
"I heard what happened, I'll allow you to go on leave for the next few days. Take care of your little brother first."
"Thank you, Head Nurse."
"I know all about your situation at home. Those in the OB/GYN department put together 5,000 yuan for you, take it. We'll think of something else if it isn't enough."
"No, I can't take it..." said Huo Mian as she grew uneasy.
"Take it, it's just a little something from all of us... We all want your brother to get better."
Huo Mian nodded, as tears emerged from the corners of her eyes.
She begged Ning Zhiyuan, but it was futile. She begged her classmates, but they all spoke of conditions. It might be too much to say that it was like pouring salt on the wound, but they sure were opportunistic. She couldn't be more grateful now that her colleagues had done this voluntarily.
The truth was, kindness between humans were mutual. Huo Mian had fully committed herself in the half-year since she began working in the OB/GYN department. She had done all kinds of dirty work, and often picked up her colleagues' unwanted shifts, so she was very well liked within the department. Even though the Head Nurse was very strict, she was still a very ethical and kind person.
"I have to run off now. Get yourself together, your brother still needs you." The head nurse turned to leave after she patted Huo Mian's shoulders.
Just then, a WeChat message suddenly popped up.
Huo Mian took her phone, looked at it, and saw that it was from Zhu Lingling.
"I heard that you've asked Wei Dong for money?"
"Don't ask him for money. Don't you know what he wants from you? You're walking into his trap."
"Shouldn't you say that Wei Dong walked into my trap instead?"
"Don't be silly, what are you talking about? I'm not kidding. He would never lend money to you for no reason," Zhu Lingling replied angrily.
"Yes, he does have conditions. He wants to be engaged to me, and get married within a month."
"Well, what do you think?"
"I want to agree."
"Are you crazy? You want to marry a guy like him? Don't you know what kind of person he is?" Zhu Lingling was now very agitated.
"Lingling, I have to marry someone anyway, and if I can't marry someone I love, why would anything else matter?"
Zhu Lingling grew silent on the other side.
After a few moments, Zhu Lingling finally replied carefully, "Mian, have you ever thought about asking Qin Chu for help? Maybe he could help you."
"I would rather marry Wei Dong than beg Qin Chu."
Zhu Lingling didn't say anything else after she saw how determined Huo Mian was.
After Wei Dong left, he became incredibly happy. He knew that Huo Mian needed money immediately, and it was only a matter of time before she agreed to his terms.
Therefore he told the class leader, Han Xu about this in an attempt to show off.
This piece of gossip quickly spread around to their other classmates, as one told another and so on.
Qin Chu was in a business meeting when a friend request suddenly appeared from his WeChat app.
It was his high school classmate, Liu Siying. Qin Chu originally didn't want to respond, but Liu Siying added a sentence along with her friend request, which attracted Qin Chu's attention.
"Huo Mian is marrying Wei Dong."
Qin Chu's face immediately grew grim when he saw this sentence.
He slapped his phone on the table with a 'bang', shocking all of GK's executives.