Chapter 98: Going Crazy

"One day, she will understand." After saying that, Qin Chu lifted the shot glass in his hand and downed it.

Gao Ran had originally wanted to get drinks with his good friend to cheer him up, but instead, he seemed more depressed.

Upon leaving, Qin Chu had to help Gao Ran walk, who seemed to be mildly drunk.

"Chu, I'm telling you, that brat Huo Mian has such a screwed-up personality. Liking her is like asking for misery, but I'm also so envious of you. To have someone like that appear in your lifetime, taking up your entire life, to feel love for her so deep in your bones… it's really something for others to be jealous of…" Gao Ran said in a drunken manner. 

In the end it was Qin Chu who drove Gao Ran back to the bureau in his Maybach; apparently Gao Ran had to work the night shift.

A couple of the policemen at the Municipal Public Security Bureau began to gossip.

"Hey, that guy who just dropped off our captain seems to be a really good friend of his."

"Yeah, he's also really good looking. Even I'm jealous of him and I'm a man."

"What if the reason why the captain has never had a girlfriend is that he actually likes men?"

"No way! But the captain is so masculine. If he was gay, I'd bet that he's the one on top."

"Looks like you all have gotten too bored recently. Everyone needs to go out on a mission. Now." At some point, Gao Ran appeared in the doorway holding his head. He had originally wanted to drink some water but ended up hearing the others talking about him.

"Ha, captain, we're just joking, but speaking of, that car your friend drove was so flashy. He must be some rich guy, right?"

"Not only is he rich, he has so much money that you wouldn't be able to spend it all in this lifetime," Gao Ran said after taking a sip of water.

"Captain, does that friend of yours have a girlfriend yet? My third sister is 27 years old this year, and she has a master's degree…" Gao Ran flicked the younger policeman in the head, cutting him off mid-sentence.

"Eh, Song, didn't you say that you were saving your sister for Captain Gao last time?" another officer interjected.

Gao Ran became stressed just listening to them...

Huo Mian was busy at the hospital all day, occasionally pulling out her phone to check the time. Her phone was exceptionally quiet today.

Not even a single call... looks like my words last night were too harsh. Is he angry now? Huo Mian thought.

Following this, she got up with her cup and walked to the lounge to get some water, but ended up bumping into Ning Zhiyuan right outside the door.

"Mian." Ning Zhiyuan's face was slightly red, and his breath reeked of alcohol.

"Did you want something?"

"I'm here for you." He stepped closer, and Huo Mian unconsciously took two steps back, increasing the distance between them.

"What is it, tell me."

"Are you still unwilling to forgive me?"

"Zhiyuan, we've talked about this before, I don't want to continue this conversation," Huo Mian looked at him, speaking calmly.

"Mian, but I can't let go of you. I can't forget you." Ning Zhiyuan's eyes were red as if he had been crying.

"Zhiyuan, we're not kids anymore, don't be like this."

"I know I was wrong, Mian, I'm sorry, give me another chance, one last chance, okay? Let's not mention the past anymore, let's just stick to our original plan and get married, okay? I'll give you back your portion of the down payment on the apartment, you don't need to worry about the mortgage, and I'll let you drive my car. I'll transfer the ownership to your name, okay?"

"None of these were fundamental issues, Zhiyuan, we can't go back. I can't turn a blind eye to everything that happened. It's like if someone stabbed you, yes, the wound will eventually heal, but there would still be a scar. Do you understand?"

"I don't understand, anyway… I miss you, I want to be with you." Concluding his thoughts, Ning Zhiyuan drunkenly threw himself at Huo Mian.

He roughly pressed Huo Mian onto the desk behind her…

"Ning Zhiyuan, what are you doing? Let go of me!" Huo Mian struggled desperately.

But no matter what Huo Mian said, Ning Zhiyuan ignored her and leaned down to kiss Huo Mian's ruby lips.