Chapter 80: Afternoon Tea
"I'm at the hospital."
"I'm outside the hospital, can you come out?"
"Do you need something?" Huo Mian's tone was distant. She was very conflicted; she did not want to become too close to Qin Chu, but they lived under the same roof so it wasn't like she had a choice.
"Yes," Qin Chu said with a serious tone.
Huo Mian looked at her watch, she had 20 minutes before she had to get back to work. There was still time. Thus, she stood up and walked towards the hospital entrance.
As soon as she got there, she saw Qin Chu, leaning against the unassuming Volkswagen CC.
Huo Mian hesitated for a moment before walking over slowly.
Qin Chu handed her a plastic bag, "Here."
"What's this?" Huo Mian asked, a bit concerned.
"Thank you," Huo Mian said as she took over the bag and nodded in gratitude.
"What did you need me for? Tell me quickly. I need to get back to work soon," Huo Mian asked. She didn't know why he made a special trip to the hospital at this hour.
"I just wanted to give you your afternoon tea."
"…." Huo Mian was speechless.
That was it? He spoke so seriously that she thought he had something important to say.
Little did she know that for Qin Chu, everything related to her was important.
"Alright, if that's everything, I'm going to head back in."
"One second," Qin Chu said.
Huo Mian looked back at him…
Gently, Qin Chu used his hand to place her bangs behind her ears.
Huo Mian's face blushed almost instantly.
She looked like a girl who had just fallen in love…
"Alright, go back to work. I can't pick you up after work today, some company business needs to be taken care of so I won't be home until later, but I will send someone to pick you up. They will give you a call then."
"It's okay, I can take the bus since the hospital is so close to home."
No matter what she said, Qin Chu acted like he didn't hear anything and got into his car.
Huo Mian sighed and returned to the hospital with her afternoon tea.
- Inside the lounge -
She slowly opened the bag and saw a box of pink macarons, a box of puffs, a cup of coffee and a box of mixed fruits, with honeydew, watermelon, strawberries, and grapes.
It was beautifully packaged and the ingredients were all very fresh…
"Wow, isn't this food from 37 Degrees? It's super expensive. I heard that a cup of coffee is 300 yuan. Huo Mian, you're so lavish. Tell me, did you win the lottery?" Huang Yue exclaimed when she saw the packaging on the box.
"No, this is a gift. I would never buy anything this lavish."
Huo Mian had heard of 37 Degrees. It was one of the most high-end coffee shops in the city and specialized in afternoon tea.
It was mostly frequented by socialites since ordinary people could not afford it. A cup of coffee was 300 yuan, and a serving of ice-cream was rumored to be 500 yuan. The prices were sky high.
The things Qin Chu bought must have cost at least 1000 yuan…
It was almost the same amount as her living expenses each month, yet Qin Chu bought her afternoon tea with that amount…
Huo Mian felt her heartache.
It might've been because she was used to being frugal after all these years.
"A gift? Is someone trying to win your heart? Tell me, who is it?" Huang Yue said with a mysterious smile.
"No, it's a gift from my friend, the flight attendant. You know her." Huo Mian could only use Zhu Lingling as an excuse.
Then, she shared the food with the other nurses in her department. Everyone enjoyed it.
Just as she was about to get back to work, a male doctor knocked on the door and asked, "Is Huo Mian here?"
"I'm Huo Mian," Huo Mian said as she wiped her mouth and got up.
"Here, this is for you." The doctor suddenly took out a bouquet of roses, leaving her stunned.
But she didn't know this fellow at all…
Could someone tell her what was going on?