Chapter 6: The Proposal
"Hello? Who is this? I'm hanging up the phone if you're not going to say anything." Huo Mian felt a bit annoyed.
Maybe they dialed the wrong number?
Just as she was about to hang up, she heard a familiar voice.
"Why are you avoiding me?" the voice spoke through the phone.
"Qin Chu?" Huo Mian replied, her voice shaking.
"Why are you avoiding me?" Qin Chu repeated the question that she didn't want to answer from the other end of the line.
"Qin Chu, can you stop this nonsense? We broke up seven years ago—"
"I'm downstairs." Qin Chu interrupted, immediately hanging up the phone before she could respond.
How does he know my address? Was it that big mouth, Zhu Lingling, blabbering again? Huo Mian thought. Thinking back to the event in the washroom, Huo Mian really didn't want to go downstairs. She had no intention of seeing him.
But if I don't go downstairs, would he keep waiting? Will he run into Ning Zhiyuan when Zhiyuan returns home?
Huo Mian wrapped herself in a jacket as possible scenarios played out in her head. After a moment of hesitation, she unwillingly made her way downstairs.
Sure enough, Qin Chu was downstairs with his back against a silver Audi R8, holding a lit cigarette between his fingers.
"Qin Chu, what do you want?" Huo Mian walked over to the man, glaring at him.
Lifting his head, Qin Chu intensely gazed at Huo Mian. It was those damn eyes again, the kind that made her feel as if she was the only girl he could see, as if he was still doting on her like how he used to.
"Mian, you're still the same as before. You haven't changed a bit." Qin Chu gazed at her without blinking, his eyes full of emotions that were too complicated to explain.
With a bitter smile, Huo Mian responded, "You're wrong, people do change. Qin Chu, regardless of what you're after, I hope that you can let go of the past. I'm tired, and I don't want the trouble anymore. Plus, we both have our own lives now, so could you please stop acting so crazily?"
"I'm not crazy. I've never been saner," Qin Chu said with the utmost sincerity.
"Then why are you doing this? Just to reminisce with me?" Huo Mian scoffed.
Qin Chu's eyes sparkled as he gazed deeply into her eyes. He then said faintly, "Huo Mian, marry me."
Huo Mian almost lost her mind upon hearing those words. You disappeared for seven years, and the first thing that you do when you come back is proposing to me?!