Honeyed Marriage - Chapter 122
Edited by CutieBinkie
Ruan Yan’s cheeks flushed, not expecting this man to throw the question to her.
The man’s burning gaze looked at her again, Ruan Yan’s heart was pounding, she looked away after a while, and gave a shy “um” softly.
“What do you mean?” He was still reluctant.
Ruan Yan’s cheeks flushed and she lowered her head: “I want to…”
Zhou Mengyan laughed and rubbed her head with his palm: “I will go, I will go even if you don’t want me to.”
“…” This person really is deliberately trying to set her up.
Zhou Mengyan went to the company, Ruan Yan also set off from home to the theater. At the end of the last rehearsal in the evening, Ruan Yan felt a little tired and sat in her seat to rest.
Then a message came in from the phone, a picture sent by Zhou Mengyan.
It was his ticket for tonight.
Ruan Yan saw the seat number on it, it was in the middle of the first row. As soon as she got on stage tonight, she could see him from the stage.
She can perform in front of him this time.
Ruan Yan’s heart was overwhelmed with joy and anticipation. Suddenly, she felt that acting in drama was not only what she loved in her heart. With Zhou Mengyan’s existence, this matter became more meaningful.
At 6 o’clock in the evening, Ruan Yan put on makeup and changed clothes backstage. She wanted to see if Zhou Mengyan had sent her a message on her phone. However, the director’s assistant came to inform everyone to gather. Ruan Yan had to give her bag to Ye Qing for safe keeping.
All the actors went backstage to wait for their appearance. Ruan Yan and Yan Danqiu planned to practice some important lines. While they were talking, she suddenly felt an inexplicable feeling of panic and chest tightness, but the uncomfortable feeling quickly passed.
“Ruan Yan, what’s wrong with you?” Yan Danqiu asked.
The girl stretched her brows, “Nothing, let’s continue.”
At seven o’clock, the lights gathered on the stage. After the host finished speaking, the curtain was officially opened with applause.
When Ruan Yan followed Yan Danqiu and helped her onto the stage, she glanced at the stage, but saw–
Zhou Mengyan’s seat was empty.
She froze for a moment, and then quickly withdrew her attention.
When she had no lines, she faced down on the stage and found that Zhou Mengyan was really not in his seat.
Inexplicably, her heart was faintly disturbed, and she always felt uneasy.
Until the last moment when the applause sounded and Ruan Yan and others walked to the front of the stage for the curtain call, that position was still empty.
After getting off the stage, Ruan Yan hurried to the backstage, and met Ye Qing who was waiting.
“Give me the bag.” Ruan Yan said.
She took out her mobile phone from her bag, swiped the screen, and saw three missed calls from Zhou Mengyan and several strings of voice messages sent before the performance.
She put the phone in her ear and heard his deep voice: “Sorry Yan’er, I can’t go to your performance tonight. The company had a big accident in a luggage factory in Vietnam. I must fly over now and deal with it.”
“It is estimated that I will still be on the plane after your performance, and I will call you when I get off the plane.”
Ruan Yan hurriedly dialed the phone and found that the other end was really switched off.
Ruan Yan’s heart sank, and finally realized that tonight’s restlessness was not for no reason.
After a few seconds, she hurriedly returned a message to him: [It’s okay, I’m done with the performance, when you’re done, no matter how late you have to call me back. 】
In the evening, Ruan Yan put off the late night snack from the crew and returned home.
After a shower, she sat on the bed and looked at the phone from time to time for fear of missing the man’s call.
The night outside the window was thick, and the shadow of the tree swayed, her heart seemed to be entangled a little bit by vines, and her whole heart was hanging in the air, always unable to settle down.
Because she was too tired today, she waited until she gradually became sleepy, but didn’t dare to sleep, squinted for a while and opened her eyes again.
At twelve o’clock, the phone on the quilt finally rang. She quickly sat up straight, picked up the phone, and saw that it was Zhou Mengyan’s call, and immediately answered: “Hey, Mengyan…”
“I just got off the plane, did you fall asleep?”
Zhou Mengyan followed the company’s people behind him, walking forward, walking a little faster under his feet, the tiredness and chill under his eyes only gradually melted away after hearing Ruan Yan’s voice.
“No, what happened to the factory?”
Zhou Mengyan said that Fan Moni’s luggage factory in Ho Chi Minh City suddenly caught fire due to a short circuit. In addition, the factory was full of flammable materials. The fire was serious. Two people were killed, one Vietnamese, one Chinese, and several others were seriously injured. It was causing a lot of trouble in the local area.
If it only burned the factory and lost profits, Zhou Mengyan could arrange for other people to come, but now there were casualties, he decided to come and deal with it personally, which is also to calm the hearts of the employees.
Ruan Yan was also very worried when she heard this, and calmed him: “This matter will definitely be resolved, and you must also pay attention to your safety…”
Zhou Mengyan listened to her considerate concern, and she did not feel angry because he missed the appointment tonight, and felt guilty, “Yan’er, I’m sorry, this time I failed to see your performance because of work.”
Ruan Yan interrupted him hurriedly: “It’s really okay on my side. It’s just a performance. There will be many opportunities in the future. Don’t worry about me, just take care of the factory.”
Zhou Mengyan walked out of the airport, looked at the night ahead, and said after a few seconds, his voice was as soft as water:
“Okay, wait for me to come back.”
Ruan Yan stayed at home for the next few days, always caring about the man in her heart.
He knew that she would be worried, and he would send messages or call her every morning, noon, and night to tell her the specific situation.
Now things had settled down temporarily, and the lawyers were negotiating compensation. Zhou Mengyan did not choose to sit proudly in his office and direct, more often than not, he was leading people and actively trying to solve the problem, not running away, nor shirking responsibility.
Ruan Yan felt his sense of commitment and responsibility, and her heart was throbbing too.
Ruan Yan was afraid of disturbing him at first and did not dare to look for him, then Zhou Mengyan said she could send him a message at any time, even if it was just to talk about everyday things. He would read it, but sometimes he would not reply in time.
So Ruan Yan sometimes asked the maid to record a few videos of her playing with Coco, or to take pictures of her, the cookies she made by herself today, and tell him what happened today.
She wanted to be by his side in this way.
On the third day of Zhou Mengyan’s trip to Vietnam, Ruan Yan woke up in the morning and sent him a message: [Good morning~ I plan to go out to the supermarket today. I learned a soup recipe last night and want to try it today. 】
The other end replied five minutes later: [Okay, I am going to visit the family of the employees who died today. I may be busy. I will call you at night. 】
Ruan Yan replied with an “OK” emoji, let him deal with it with peace of mind, then put down the phone and got out of bed to wash up.
Coming back from the supermarket in the morning, she finished boiling the soup at noon, took a bite, took a picture and sent it to Zhou Mengyan, [The taste is not bad, I made it! 】
Waking up in the afternoon, she found that Zhou Mengyan did not reply to her.
Sure enough, he was very busy today.
Before going to bed at night, Zhou Mengyan still didn’t reply.
He had told her before that no matter how busy he was, he would call her before eleven o’clock.
Ruan Yan thought for a while and took the initiative to call him, but he didn’t answer the other end.
Ruan Yan thought he was still busy, so she continued to wait until she fell asleep.
The phone screen went black all night.
The next day, Ruan Yan woke up and the first thing she did was to rush to check her phone, but found that she still did not have any reply, contrary to the norm.
She dialed the phone again, “Sorry, the number you dialed is temporarily unreachable…”
Ruan Yan frowned.
After washing up and coming out, she thought for a while and called Ye Qing to try to see if she could reach Jiang Cheng, Ye Qing then found that Jiang Cheng’s phone was also unreachable.
“How can this be…”
A thought ran through Ruan Yan’s mind: It can’t be something wrong, right?
Ruan Yan endured the panic in her heart and said to Ye Qing: “You help me contact the company and see if there is any news from Zhou Mengyan.”
After hanging up the phone, Ruan Yan tried to call Zhou Mengyan again, but the result was still the same.
For the first time, Ruan Yan felt an uncontrollable panic.
She went to the bed, opened the drawer, took out the peace necklace from the box, and rubbed it in her palm.
Nothing happened, it will definitely not happen.
After waiting for a long time, she felt unable to sit still in the bedroom, got up and walked out of the room, planning to go to the balcony for a walk. She had just opened the door when the phone in her hand rang.
It was Ye Qing.
She picked it up, and Ye Qing’s voice came from the other end:
“Madam, I just contacted the people who went to Vietnam. They said that yesterday Mr Zhou went to a remote mountainous area next to Ho Chi Minh City with a few people from the company to offer condolences to one of the Vietnamese employees who died.
But Mr Zhou and the others lost contact after they got there. They would have been back last night, but they have not been back until now, and no one can contact them…”
The peace necklace in Ruan Yan’s hand fell to the ground.
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