Honeyed Marriage - Chapter 117
Edited by ABE
When his words fell, Ruan Yan’s entire face turned red and turned into a persimmon.
Why did she always get herself in those situations in front of him? All because she couldn’t see qwq.
She was so embarrassed that she couldn’t speak. The man leaned down, and hugged her directly: “Nothing to say? Then let’s go back to the bedroom and ‘talk’.”
Ruan Yan: This person!!
He walked into the bedroom, and finally put her on the bed and covered her body. Ruan Yan thought he was going to do something, and quickly put her palm against his chest.
Seeing that she was so embarrassed, he couldn’t help but curl his lips, “Will you answer me now?”
He asked in a dumb voice:
“Yan’er can’t bear to see me go, right?”
The man wanted to ask questions, and wanted to hear her admit it. This showed that she had some feelings for him.
After a long while, Ruan Yan buried her face and said softly, “Mmm.”
She didn’t know since when she had this feeling of dependence.
Upon hearing her response, Zhou Mengyan’s heart was filled a little bit. It seemed that what he had been doing during this period was effective.
He put his arm around her with one hand, and gently covered the top of her hair with his palm.
“My original plan was to go to the United States.”
“But I cancelled this arrangement some time ago.”
Ruan Yan was stunned, “…Cancelled?”
“Actually, I was considering whether to go or not. Now I will arrange for the Vice President to go there, and I will stay in Lincheng.” In itself, if Zhou Mengyan did not go over, sending other executives over would not have a great impact, because the big and small things were still decided by him.
Ruan Yan heard the words and her heart felt like it was riding a roller coaster. Zhou Mengyan smiled and looked at her, “And my wife hasn’t been caught yet, how could I go elsewhere?”
Ruan Yan’s face reddened again when she heard the “wife” that he had never said before, but the panic and fear in her heart were taken away because of his words, and was gradually replaced by a joy that was lost and regained.
“Until your eyes are good and you have graduated from university, I will not consider going abroad. If you want to go in the future, I will always follow your opinion. The reason I didn’t tell you is because I cancelled it and didn’t feel the need to bring it up. How did you know about it?”
“Sister Zhanjing told me when she came to the house tonight.”
The man’s eyes darkened slightly, and an emotion crossed his heart, “What did she tell you?”
Ruan Yan repeated the specific situation with him, and when he heard the words, his eyes grew deeper and deeper, and he rubbed her head for a long while.
“I won’t hide anything from you, so no matter what other people say, you should ask me first. Don’t think wildly, eh?”
Ruan Yan also thought about it. She was struggling there for a long time, and she still wondered why Zhou Mengyan didn’t tell her.
She nodded, “I know.”
After dispelling the girl’s guesses, the man sidled up to her, with his lips close to her ears, “Then I’m leaving.”
Ruan Yan nodded lightly, then felt him remain still. His nostrils sprayed a warm breath on her sensitive earlobe, which made her feel hot. She whispered, “You, why aren’t you leaving…”
She gradually felt that the ambiguous atmosphere in the room was thickening. The man’s body was burning hot, suppressing the special feelings of affection, her heartbeat was chaotic, and she suddenly felt him let go of her hand and got up.
“Good night Yan’er.” He said.
After Zhou Mengyan left the room, Ruan Yan recalled that she could feel… she was restraining the man’s impulse.
When she first got married, she felt that Zhou Mengyan had little desire and was not keen on intercourse, but as the number of times he rolled in the sheets increased, his inner desire for these things seemed to be gradually released.
A man who was still a virgin in his late thirties had a look of abstinence on the outside. In fact, there were multiple desires inside. With Ruan Yan being soft and tender, he felt bad after tossing. Even if she was not sexy and alluring, it was enough for most men to fall for it. Zhou Mengyan was one of them.
In addition, the skills that mature men learned by themselves in this respect would also make Ruan Yan feel addicted.
So just now…
Feeling that he let go of her hand, Ruan Yan breathed a sigh of relief, but her emotions were a bit subtle.
Wait a minute… Was it possible that she had expected something?!
Realizing this, Ruan Yan rolled on the bed a few times with embarrassment, her face flushed.
Oh, this could not be her.
The next morning, Zhou Mengyan finished the morning meeting and walked into the Fan Moni President’s office. Jiang Cheng followed, holding a cup of Americano in his hand, and finally put it on the table.
After sitting down, he dealt with the official business at hand, and after a while Jiang Cheng came in and knocked on the door:
“Mr Zhou, Miss Zhong is here to see you.”
After understanding what the man meant, Jiang Cheng left the office. After a while, Zhong Zhanjing pushed the door in.
She was dressed professionally, with a bag, and documents in her hand. Sitting in front of Zhou Mengyan, she smiled:
“This plan, I wanted to bring it to you since I have time today, and chat with you in person.”
During this period of time, Zhong Zhanjing’s company and Fan Moni had a cooperation.
Zhou Mengyan picked up the coffee and communicated nonchalantly as usual. After half an hour, Zhong Zhanjing said: “Then I will let the company’s art director find out more and contact you again.”
There was no more business to talk about. Zhong Zhanjing raised her head. Her gaze fell on his face, inexplicably feeling that the face of him now and that of the teenager she liked more than ten years ago were constantly overlapping. She lowered her eyelashes to suppress the impulse in her heart, and finally remembered something, asking casually:
“By the way, how are your arrangements for your trip to the United States next month?”
Zhou Mengyan heard the words and looked at her, his eyes full of unintelligible emotions. Zhong Zhanjing met his deep gaze and her heart moved: “Sorry, I haven’t told you something. When I was chatting with Ruan Yan last night, I accidentally mentioned to her that you were going abroad, I thought you had already said it, so…”
She apologized, “You didn’t want to let her know that you are going to be separated, right?”
“She told me about it last night.” He said.
Zhong Zhanjing nodded quietly, “I thought Ruan Yan would also ask you, how about it? Have you comforted her?”
“No need to comfort her.”
“I don’t plan to go to the United States anymore.”
Zhong Zhanjing’s face suddenly froze, “Not going?! Why…”
“For Ruan Yan.”
Zhong Zhanjing’s brain was violently shocked by his concise words. She didn’t recover for a while. She tried to control the expression on her face, “For Ruan Yan… You changed your schedule so much? This concerns the whole company…”
He raised his eyelids and asked quietly, “Is there a problem?”
In Zhong Zhanjing’s world, Zhou Mengyan would always put the interests of Fan Moni first.
Was he breaking his principles for Ruan Yan now?!
Zhong Zhanjing squeezed the bag in her hand, “No, I just feel surprised that you gave up so much for Ruan Yan, and that you are no longer the impersonal person you used to be.”
She twitched her lips, “Then you and Ruan Yan are now like this, you can no longer be regarded as a fake couple. Have you become real husband and wife?”
He said indifferently: “She hasn’t fallen in love with me yet, I’m still chasing her.”
Zhong Zhanjing was completely choked.
She had a crush on a man whom she hadn’t gotten for more than ten years. The aloof Zhou Mengyan would tell her one day that he was pursuing a girl.
Ruan Yan didn’t even love someone she had loved for so long.
It was really ironic.
“That’s good… let you taste how hard it is to chase girls.” Zhong Zhanjing felt her heart was tight and she was about to suffocate. So she stood up and said, “Alright, I’ll go back to the company first.”
Just as she was about to turn around, she heard Zhou Mengyan calling her.
The man put down his coffee and looked at her, his voice slightly cold:
“In the future, regarding my affairs, I will tell Ruan Yan myself. You don’t need to mention this to her, lest she thinks about it.”
Zhong Zhanjing understood the meaning of the words, he was telling her not to be nosy.
She clenched her hand tightly around the bag, and for a moment wanted to pour out all the words in her heart, to stop pretending and tell him everything.
After a few seconds, she held back her anger and curled her lips: “… I know.”
Leaving the office, she reached the underground parking lot, and when she got into the car, she was so angry that she threw her bag directly into the back seat, her eyes red.
“Zhou Mengyan, what am I in your eyes?!”
For the sake of Ruan Yan, he directly used his private power to get rid of her best friend.
For the sake of Ruan Yan, he secretly warned her not to be nosy and disrupt their relationship.
It was Ruan Yan, Ruan Yan…
She was nothing in front of Ruan Yan, right?! Zhong Zhanjing couldn’t figure out anything. That blind woman! How bad was Zhou Mengyan’s taste?! He could like anyone, but he couldn’t like someone who was worse than her!
For the first time, Zhong Zhanjing was so angry that she felt crazy.
In March, Ruan Yan was able to resume her normal rehearsal life with the troupe.
The script was constantly rehearsed, striving for perfection. With Ruan Yan’s role, she would go to the crew. Although the director was very polite to her, she didn’t want to receive special treatment. She would still obey the crew’s arrangements.
After the day-to-day rehearsal, at the end of March, there was only one week left before the first performance.
The morning rehearsal was announced and all the actors arrived early at the theater.
Ruan Yan sat in her seat and waited for the rehearsal. After a while, Yan Danqiu came, and she sat next to her with a smile on her face: “Ruan Yan, why did you come so early today?”
“I got up early this morning.”
“I see that you have dark circles under your eyes. You still need to pay more attention to rest.”
Ever since Valentine’s Day, Yan Danqiu’s attitude towards her was like a different person.
With such an enthusiastic attitude, Ruan Yan didn’t know if she was sincere, and there was only one reply, neither indifferent nor enthusiastic.
“That’s right, Ruan Yan, let’s practice our lines again.”
After a while the director came over to begin the rehearsal, the actors and various crew took their places, and the day passed.
At five o’clock in the afternoon, after the last full rehearsal, Zhang Jin finally finished his recap of the day and did not tell them to go home, but said that tonight there was a dinner for the entire cast and crew, to reward everyone for working so hard recently, and also to celebrate in advance, hoping that the first performance could be held smoothly.
Zhang Jin told everyone to go, so everyone went to the dining place in twos and threes.
Ruan Yan packed her bags, and received a call from Zhou Mengyan, “Where are you now?”
“Our troupe will have dinner together tonight, I won’t be done soon…”
“I’m calling you just about this, where are you? I’ll pick you up and we’ll go over together.”
“Huh?” He wanted to go too?!
He replied: “Do you still plan to hide?”
T/N: Extra chapters will be released later. Enjoy!~(◕દ◕)
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