Chapter 58: Compensation
Huo Mian shook her head. "No, I just wanted to give my mom more time. After all, her health isn't so good, and I'm afraid she can't handle it."
Qin Chu gazed at Huo Mian's eyes for a long time, ultimately losing to their sincerity.
"Alright then, we'll do things your way."
Then, Qin Chu got up to leave...
"Where are you going?"
"Back to the company." As he spoke, Qin Chu took off his scrub suit and began to head out.
"Why don't you leave after you eat something? There's an employee cafeteria downstairs." Huo Mian immediately regretted her words. How could someone like Qin Chu eat at an employee cafeteria?
"No, I'm fine."
Sure enough, he declined...
Just as he reached the door, Qin Chu turned around as if he suddenly remembered something. He took the warm cup of water and drank it all in.
"Tastes pretty good." Once again, Qin Chu turned around to leave...
Huo Mian stood there dumbfounded. Just how good-tasting could a cup of water be?
When Qin Chu returned to GK, he was greeted by a freaked out Assistant Yang.
The president had disappeared for five hours. With his cell phone turned off, no affair, big or small, could be discussed with him.
This led him to request instructions from the chairman of the board. As a result, the chairman overreacted and ordered everyone to look for the president.
They were even about to call the police...
"Mr. Qin, you're finally back." Assistant Yang looked miserable.
"An important document required your signature but your phone was off. I ultimately called the chairman, and he handled the situation. But…"
"But the chairman was worried about your safety. Many people from the corporation were out looking for your car throughout the entire city. They thought that you were in an accident. Mr. Qin, where did you go?"
"Do I need to tell you my whereabouts?" Qin Chu glanced at Assistant Yang coldly.
"No no, that's not what I meant. I'm just worried about your safety. Plus, there are too many things to take care of at the corporation. I can't handle everything if you disappear for five hours."
"If being an assistant at GK was so easy, would I pay you 30,000 a month?" Qin Chu asked.
Assistant Yang was immediately speechless...
But there was merit to his words. Wasn't it the assistant's responsibility to handle miscellaneous tasks for the president?
"Mr. Qin, these documents require your signature. Please look them over."
"Fine." Qin Chu nodded, looking tired.
"Mr. Qin, you don't look well."
"Pour me a glass of water," Qin Chu instructed.
Assistant Yang placed a cup of warm water on the desk cautiously...
Looking at the tall pile of files, Qin Chu took a sip of water from the glass.
His brows furrowed...
"What's wrong Mr. Qin? Is the water too cold?"
"Why is it so tasteless?" raising his head, Qin Chu asked in a serious tone.
His question startled Assistant Yang, causing him to stammer out an explanation. "It's not coffee or tea. It's just plain water. Isn't it supposed to be tasteless?"
"But the one I just drank tasted great."
"Um...Mr. Qin, where did you drink the water? I could check out that brand later?"
Qin Chu fell into silence, burying his head into work once again.
Jing Zhixin remained in excellent condition after his surgery. Huo Mian delivered the good news to her mother. Although the woman was still sad, the update gave her a reason to relax.
Afterward, Huo Mian went to report to the head nurse at the OB/GYN Department but was stopped by an unfamiliar middle-aged woman.
"Are you Jing Zhixin's older sister?"
"I'm the mother of one of the car crash victims. My son's also heavily injured; he broke a leg."
"Do you need anything from me?" Huo Mian asked, looking at the unfamiliar face.
"Are you satisfied with their compensation? Did you agree to resolve it in private?"
"Compensation? Resolve it in private?" Huo Mian was confused as no one ever spoke to her about a compensation of any sort.