Chapter 56: Taking Initiative
"Huo Mian, I heard that your little brother was in a car accident," a man's voice spoke through the phone.
Although that number wasn't saved on her phone, the '9999' ending was enough for her to identify him.
The man was none other than Huo Siqian, the eldest son of the Huo Family and the vice president of the Huo Corporation.
"Yes. Why? Are you here to mock me? If that's why you're calling, you've already seen everything. I'm hanging up."
After finishing her sentence, Huo Mian was about to hang up the phone...
"What else do you want?" Huo Mian never liked Huo Siqian, even though he had been trying to get close to her for all these years.
She always felt an inexplicable dislike toward this man; she even thought that he should be more like Huo Yanyan and Huo Siyi - if he didn't like her, it was better for him to show it than to pretend.
"Huo Mian, you misunderstood what I meant. I've said this before. I'm different from Huo Yanyan and Huo Siyi."
"All of your last names are Huo, what's the difference?" Huo Mian refuted coldly.
"Ha... you're right. But let me ask you this, what's your last name?" Huo Siqian asked, laughing.
"I don't have time to discuss these useless topics with you. I'm very busy, goodbye."
"Huo Mian, I can lend you money," Huo Siqian suddenly said just as she was about to hang up the phone
His words surprised Huo Mian.
"What? You want to lend me money?"
"Yes, I heard that the driver fled the scene. The police are still investigating, and you haven't received any compensation. Your little brother is staying in the First People's Hospital, which means you'll need a lot of money for his treatment. I know that you don't have any friends who can lend you an amount that big, including that fiancé of yours. So I thought I would lend you the money. You can pay me back slowly, without interest."
"Why are you being so nice to me?" Huo Mian scoffed. There was no such thing as a free lunch, and she had learned the meaning of that a long time ago.
Huo Siqian was a businessman, not a philanthropist. He wouldn't help someone out without some kind of catch. She was really curious, however, as to why he wanted to help her.
"Because you're my little sister," Huo Siqian laughed.
"I don't recall having a powerful older brother like you. I've said this before and I'll say it again, stop calling me your younger sister. If you're after something, don't even think about it. I have no shares in the Huo Family, and the old man's not giving me an inheritance. If the past is any indication, then he wouldn't care even if I died out on the street. So really, I have nothing to offer you, Mr. Huo."
"You think too lowly of me. What could I be after? I just want to help you out."
"Oh? Then thank you, but I really don't need it. My little brother's... fees for the operation have already been paid."
"Paid? Who helped you out with that much money?" Huo Siqian was clearly surprised.
"That's none of your business. Plus, I don't think we're close enough to discuss such personal matters. Please stop calling me in the future, I'm a busy person." Then, Huo Mian immediately hung up the phone.
Huo Siqian gave her a weird feeling. She always thought that he was a very strange man...
Although he was the only member of the Huo Family who was nice to her, for some reason, she still didn't like him.
After Uncle Jing's incident, she gave up on the chance to study abroad and attended a third-rate domestic university.
Huo Siqian offered to send her to England many times, but she had always rejected him.
She truly wanted to cut ties with the Huo Family. It was a family with no love, and she never wanted to go back there.
As for brothers and sisters, the only one she acknowledged was her little brother, Jing Zhixin. She didn't want to bother with the others.
Time passed by slowly. After five hours, the doors to the OR finally opened.
Huo Mian shot up from her seat...