Chapter 179: Let Me Be In Charge
The conflict between the Xiao family and the Huo family has been out of control.
The entire upper-class of Harbor City is familiar with the scandal.
Huo Qixiong has looked particularly tired in several appearances, his hair turns grey and he looks aged overnight.
Huo Ting receives unprecedented attention in the Huo family, and Huo Qixiong almost unreservedly manages the Huo family together with Huo Ting.
Everything comes together at the end of the year.
The approach of the New Year puts Harbor City in peace, temporally.
The day before Lunar New Year’s Eve, Chu Mochen takes Song Yunxuan to the hospital.
As soon as Song Yunxuan arrives at the hospital, she suddenly feels sick and covers her mouth.
She rushes to the bathroom and doesn’t even have time to warn Chu Mochen.
Chu Mochen follows her to the bathroom and watches her vomit over the sink, he walks up to her and pats on her back, “I told you to go back to Yuncheng, see, your body can’t handle it now!”
Song Yunxuan raises her head to talk, but still feels nausea and vomits again.
The intense vomit makes her body weak.
Song Yunxuan’s health condition is really bad, but Gu Changge didn’t vomit like this when she was pregnant.
Maybe because Shao Tianze was the doctor, so whenever she felt uncomfortable during her pregnancy, Shao Tianze would give her a proper treatment.
So, her reaction wasn’t so intense when she gave birth to Gu Yi and Miaomiao.
Song Yunxuan, however, looks fine when she’s not pregnant, but now she is, plus pregnancy reaction, she will suffer big time when she gives birth.
She holds the edge of the smooth sink and vomits so bad.
Chu Mochen pats on her back gently and says with great care, “How come you vomit so bad?”
She feels she’s emptied her stomach, so she cleans her mouth corners and turns the water on to wash her hands, “It’s normal for pregnant women. When my mother gave birth to me…”
She suddenly pauses.
Chu Mochen is still listening to her, but she suddenly stops talking.
“What happened when your mother gave birth to you?”
She looks down and says softly, “She suffered a lot.”
No, it was not suffering.
She actually died.
She lost her mother from the day she was born.
Gu Changge’s mother died at a young age, even though her father Gu Cheng loved her so much, he could not stop the tragedy.
She gets a little sentimental, “It’s not easy for women to give birth.”
Chu Mochen assists her out, “I know.”
“Maybe the mother will die when giving birth.”
Chu Mochen looks at her with deep love, says calmly and determinedly, “I will save the mother no matter what.”
Song Yunxuan is surprised. It takes her a little while to get what he means, she smiles and says to him, “You are the only son of the Chu family, if it’s a boy but I suffer from dystocia, you would give up your son?”
Chu Mochen pauses.
The sunlight outside shines right on him through the window.
He stands under the sun, half of his shoulder glows with soft light. He approaches to her saying gently as if he whispered a vow in her ear, “I will be with you if I can’t save you.”
I will be with you forever, no matter where you are.
Song Yunxuan was smiling, but after hearing such a promise, she is startled for a few seconds.
She is touched, and she feels infinite strength rising from the bottom of her heart.
Her eyes are clear and dark.
Chu Mochen looks at her, he’s calm and quiet, but his look is not to be ignored.
Can’t believe such a strong and long-lasting love still exists in this materialistic society,
It’s like refreshing rain after a long drought, she feels something is sprouting in her body and spreading to the deepest part of her heart.
Chu Mochen looks at her.
She also looks at him, but bursts into a laugher all of a sudden.
“What are you laughing about?”
Song Yunxuan looks down, “It’s your promise… It’s so not like you.”
“There are a lot of things I do that don’t fit my style. Would you like to try them all?”
Now the topic is a little bit off.
Song Yunxuan stops him in time, “Let me go see the doctor first.”
Chu Mochen holds her small hand tightly with his big one, “Let’s go.”
The two walk away together.
Behind them, however, a blonde white man stares quietly at the two and squints.
The day before Lunar New Year’s Eve.
Huo Ting is having lunch with Huo Qixiong.
Huo Qixiong looks worried, “The smokeless city project that we once applied to the city government may not get approved.”
Huo Ting frowns a little. It’s obvious that the Xiao family must have something to do with it.
“Xiao Yu and Xiao Liang are not close with the Governor.”
“But the Lu family has a wide connection. The Xiao family begins to please the Lu family, hoping that the Lu family can be of its help at this crucial time.”
The relationship among the three families is very complicated.
But they’ve always kept a balance. It happened before that two of them attempted to become one by marriage and go against the other one, but no matter which two were going to do it, they always ended up giving up the plan.
The Lu family is unable to arrange a marriage plan anymore. After the death of the young master, the Lu family has only Lu Xia, it’s a guarantee that Lu Xia won’t get married since she’s so determined to be in charge of her family.
The Xiao family, on the other hand, has no daughter in the second generation, but only granddaughters thanks to Xiao Yu and Xiao Liang. However, the one that plays a key role is actually Xiao Luo, the son of the dead Xiao Xuan.
If Xiao Luo got married with one of the two daughters of Huo Qixiong, it would have been a successful ally.
But unfortunately, Huo Jiahui and Huo Jiaying are both twenty-six years old.
Xiao Luo is ten years younger than them.
Even if the marriage is for the sake of business, the age difference is still quite big.
And the relationship between Huo Jiahui and Chu Mochen is tricky, and she certainly will not marry to him.
Huo Jiaying’s reputation has been ruined.
The Xiao family is quite relieved that Huo and Xiao couldn’t become one family.
Huo Qixiong said that the Lu family helped the Xiao family through its connection.
But Huo Ting doesn’t think so.
He puts the spoon on the table and raises his eyes, “So in your opinion, Lu Xia is going to help the Xiao brothers?”
Huo Qixiong nods, looking tired, “If Lu Xia is on the side of Xiao Yu and Xiao Liang, our family… will be in danger.”
“If it’s the truth, then we are in danger, but Dad, we still have one way to go.” Huo Ting’s eyes glow like the sea, which is too deep to see through.
Huo Qixiong watches Huo Ting growing up, but he has never taken a close look at his expressions, and now that he sees it, he thinks his son is actually full of thoughts.
And maybe they are very dangerous thoughts.
“Dad, instead of sitting and waiting passively for Lu and Xiao ganging up on us, we should take a risk.”
Before Huo Qixiong hands over his power, the Huo family is still under his control.
If he’s going to risk the entire Huo family, Huo Qixiong’s support is essential.
When Zhang Yufang was around, she always criticized Huo Ting’s advices or even directly negated.
Now that Zhang Yufang is no longer here, it is easy for him to get his father’s approval.
Huo Qixiong is really intrigued by the risk he talked about.
Huo Ting looks at his father, “Dad, will you be with me?”
Huo Qixiong looks at him with his wrinkled eyes, “Ting, if you have any way to get the Huo family out of the crisis, I will support you by all means.”
Huo Ting nods and is satisfied with his father’s support.
He says seriously, “Dad, for the time being, let me be in charge of our family.”
As soon as the words came out, Huo Qixiong is stunned.
He suddenly remembers what Zhang Yufang used to say to him.
“Although Huo Ting is quite capable, he’s still mediocre. You can’t let him be in charge too soon. You need to wait till he has a family and becomes more sophisticated.”
Huo Qixiong did not expect his eldest son would ask for the control power of the family at this moment, he looks down and says with concern, “The power transition is a great matter, let me… discuss with Yufang first.”
Huo Ting’s face expression doesn’t change.
But under the table, he clenches his fists and the veins on his hands are bulging.
Yufang… Zhang Yufang?
Although his father has his own son, he doesn’t trust this son at all.
All his trust is placed on the woman named Zhang Yufang.
Huo Ting is furious, but his anger does not show on his face.
After lunch, the assistant next to Huo Ting whispers something to him, he then twitches his mouth and says goodbye to Huo Qixiong, “Dad, I have something to do this afternoon, and I have to go now.”
Huo Qixiong nods without asking anything, he is pondering whether or not he should hand over his power to Huo Ting.
But after leaving the Huo’s house, Huo Ting frowns and impatiently inquires the man who told him the news, “When did she disappear?”
“Did anyone else go to Yangshan?”
“Miss Hui visited there once after learning that Mrs. Huo and Miss Ying are in Yangshan.”
“Also this morning.”
Huo Ting’s eyes are full of anger, “Send someone to stop Jiahui’s car.”
The man nods.
Huo Ting raises his head, and suddenly calls the man, “Wait.”
The man who just took the order stops.
Huo Ting clenches his fists, but says in a soft tone, “Crash it.”