Honeyed Marriage - Chapter 104
Edited by ABE
She stretched out her hand and stroked the outline of a large bouquet of bright red roses. Her small face was filled with dazedness, “These roses…”
The man facing her looked at her unexpected reaction, and silently curled his lips: “What’s the matter?”
Ruan Yan didn’t understand if this was from the restaurant or if Zhou Mengyan asked them to send it, but how could Zhou Mengyan buy her flowers…
The restaurant should think that they were husband and wife, so they gave it away?
Ruan Yan shook her head, “It’s nothing…”
She was afraid to ask Zhou Mengyan later but was embarrassed to realise that she thought too much.
After a while, the waiter came to take their orders. Ruan Yan listened to the quiet voices around her, and felt that there was no one except them, “Meng Yan, are we the only two here?”
He added: “It will not be open to the public today.”
Because he had already explained to the leaders of the scenic spot in advance, in order to avoid the noise, he booked the whole place. Only he and Ruan Yan would come here tonight.
Ruan Yan felt more and more weird…
Ruan Yan silently ate the foie gras with caviar, and suddenly heard the man on the opposite side speak:
“Why don’t you like to talk tonight?”
“Um…” Because Ruan Yan felt confused in her mind, the candlelight was lit in front of her. The atmosphere here was too romantic, and she was so nervous that she didn’t know what to say.
“Have you been here before?”
“When we finish eating later, we can go to Yuexin Lake. The scenery here is very good.”
Did he still want to visit the lake?
Why did Ruan Yan feel that he seemed to have a lot of time tonight…
After dinner, Zhou Mengyan led Ruan Yan to leave the restaurant and crossed a green-lined road. The two of them walked to Yuexin Lake, and were finally taken to the boat that cruised the lake. They boarded the boat, and then the staff remained on the shore. Only the boatman and them were left on the boat.
The improved wooden boat sailed towards the lake, with a warm orange light hung above her head. Ruan Yan and Zhou Mengyan sat side by side. She faced outwards, feeling the night breeze blowing on her face, and the sound of water in her ears was soft and quiet, like a drive into paradise on earth.
If she could see it, it would definitely be beautiful here.
She twitched her lips slightly, remembering the past: “When I was in high school, my classmates and I also visited the lake at night, but it was not here.”
“We have both male and female classmates. It was our high school summer vacation, and it was quite hot at night.”
After a long silence, Zhou Mengyan suddenly asked:
“Ruan Yan, did you have a lot of boys chasing after you.”
“Huh?” She turned sideways to him, “It was okay.”
“Was there no boyfriend?”
Ruan Yan shook her head, “I didn’t meet anyone I liked.” She felt that there were many guys chasing her, but she was always unmoved for various reasons.
Zhou Mengyan didn’t ask any more, his eyes fell on the moonlit lake outside, and he spoke leisurely:
“This lake is Lincheng’s Lovers lake, and there is a legend about it.”
“In ancient times, there was a couple of lovers. The man was the son of a large family, while the woman was just a girl from an ordinary household. Because the girl was not from the right household, the man’s family separated them and prevented them from seeing each other.
But the two of them still loved each other very much, and the son promised this girl that one day he would take her away, go far and fly, and let her wait for him. So the girl lived by the Lovers lake, waiting for him every day. “
Ruan Yan: “Then later… Did she wait?”
“The girl waited for a whole year, but she heard that the son was going to marry a young lady from a big family, and the two would get married next month. She was ashamed of her heart. She stood by the lake at night, planning to throw herself into the lake, but the son appeared.
In fact, he never liked others from beginning to end.
The two went on a boat, and they vowed to each other on the boat, and finally eloped to a distant place.”
“Wow, it’s so romantic.”
Zhou Mengyan turned his head and looked at her:
“So many lovers came here later, hoping that the two will not be separated for the rest of their lives.”
Ruan Yan was stunned for a while, and her heart was turning around, her heartbeat was getting faster, and she didn’t understand the meaning of Zhou Meng’s words.
Was he suggesting something to her?
The man’s eyes fell on her face, his emotions rolled, and the next sentence was about to blurt out when the phone’s ringtone suddenly rang.
The atmosphere he had just set up was instantly broken.
Zhou Mengyan’s face went dark.
He picked up the phone and saw the words “Zhong Zhanjing” on the screen.
His eyes were too dark to see emotions.
Ruan Yan saw that he hadn’t answered after a long time, “You answer the phone first…”
In the end, Zhou Mengyan pressed the call button, and then put the phone to his ear. Zhong Zhanjing’s slightly anxious voice came: “Mengyan? Where are you?”
The man frowned slightly, “Something?”
“I want to talk to you about something.”
“Me and Ruan Yan are outside.”
Zhong Zhanjing was silent for a moment, looked at Zhao Yue who was crying beside her, frowned, and said on the phone:
“I heard that you went to the troupe today and saw that Zhao Yue changed the play for Ruan Yan. You were angry, so Zhao Yue could not stay on the crew?”
“Do you know how important a friend Zhao Yue is to me? I have been friends with you for more than ten years, so you can’t look at my face? How can you care so little??”
Zhou Mengyan asked:
“Then do you know how important Ruan Yan is to me?”
The girl on the side heard this: ??!
Zhong Zhanjing recalled that Zhao Yue called her before, saying that Ruan Yan happened to be on her crew. She would definitely speak out for Zhong Zhanjing, so she deliberately targeted Ruan Yan and changed the script. Zhong Zhanjing was very surprised when she called. The heart was guilty, but when Zhou Mengyan said these words, she charged up with jealousy:
“Did Ruan Yan hit something or fall? Didn’t nothing happen? You protect her like this, and your partiality is so obvious, so you haven’t even considered my feelings as your friend?”
“I won’t, and you might as well ask your friend to stop too.”
“Don’t be too obvious.”
Zhong Zhanjing was stunned.
Zhou Mengyan cut off the phone directly, and Ruan Yan next to him recalled the words he had just heard about her, a little at a loss, “You, who were you just… talking to?”
“I told Zhao Yue not to participate in the scripting of the play anymore.”
Ruan Yan did not expect that he would do this, “But how can you…”
He said quietly: “I am an investor in this show.”
Ruan Yan was surprised: “You, are you also interested in dramas?”
“I am not interested in dramas.”
Ruan Yan: ?
“But I am interested in you.”
Ruan Yan shook her head, and the waves in her heart instantly rolled up.
Seeing her dazed appearance, he leaned sideways closer to her, and asked in a low voice with a smile:
“Can you still not understand Yanyan?”
Ruan Yan’s brain was chaotic, and she squeezed the palm of her hand. She had guessed it in her mind, but felt that that possibility was impossible.
The next moment, his voice sounded again:
“I went to Sucheng to look for you, not because of official business but because I wanted to see you. The next day when the fire broke out next door, I appeared in front of you, not because I was busy with work but because I heard you were uncomfortable, and I was so flustered overnight, so I came back.
Kissing you in the hallway on the night of my birthday, in fact, I was not drunk. Because you are so cute, I can’t help but want to kiss you. I want to invest in drama, want to participate in everything you do, and also want to secretly protect you.
Today on Valentine’s Day, I’ve brought you here, given you roses, and taken you to the Lovers Lake. Although I don’t have much experience, I don’t know if I’m doing a good job, but it’s not a coincidence that I arranged it for a long time.”
He paused, and the next moment, his low, soft voice crumpled in the wind and fell to Ruan Yan’s ears:
“So, all this to say–“
“Can you feel that I like you?”
QOTC: How will Yanyan react to Mengyan’s confession??
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