Honeyed Marriage - Chapter 123
Edited by CutieBinkie
Ruan Yan stood there blankly, hearing Ye Qing’s words, her mind went blank.
“Madam, don’t worry. The mountainous area where Mr Zhou went is very remote, and the signal is very poor. He may not be able to contact you for a while. The people in Vietnam are also trying their best to contact us, and we will be notified as soon as possible.”
Ruan Yan’s whole heart seemed to be strangled by a hand, suffocating her.
Ye Qing said a lot of comforting words.
Finally, Ruan Yan hung up the phone, and she stood in front of the empty bedroom for a long time, and finally bent down, picked up the peace necklace on the floor, and her fingertips trembled slightly.
The hand that was holding the peace necklace was sweating, and with her head hanging, her heart felt heavy.
She put the peace necklace to her heart, and hinted over and over again that Zhou Mengyan would be fine, it was just a temporary loss of contact, and there would definitely be nothing wrong. Maybe he would call later, she must have just made a fuss unnecessarily.
Ruan Yan went to the balcony and looked at the dark sky outside. It looked like it was about to rain.
For a long while, she closed her eyes, held the railing, and furrowed her eyebrows.
That day, Ruan Yan was waiting for news from Vietnam. Zhou Mengyan’s call went from being unanswered to being switched off. When she contacted the staff in Vietnam, she learned that people had been sent to the mountainous area to understand the situation, and the specific news had not been reported. Ruan Yan asked them to tell her as soon as they got news.
Ruan Yan had no appetite and couldn’t eat any food. As she waited, the negative thoughts in her heart grew, and she felt more and more restless.
In the evening, she was sitting in the game room with Coco lying next to her. She felt that her mental state was too tense. She was thinking about taking a nap. Who knew that just as soon as she fell asleep, her mobile phone rang.
She opened her eyes as if waking up, and saw that it was a call from a Vietnamese staff member. She quickly answered it, and Coco also got up and squatted next to her.
“Hey, Manager Zhang——”
A voice came from the other end: “Madam President, the group of people we sent just called us back, but the signal over there was particularly bad. We just heard intermittently, only hearing some clearly…”
“What did you hear?”
“Seems to be saying something about ‘missing’, ‘looking’.”
Ruan Yan’s mind was like the sound of breaking glass and smashing to the ground, and her hanging heart drooped heavily, “What then? What else did they say?”
“We couldn’t hear the rest clearly, and now we can’t get in touch with anyone over there.”
Ruan Yan was in a daze, “Zhou Mengyan is not missing…”
“Madam, because today the factory is still dealing with the aftermath of the matter, I can’t get out now. I can only wait for the news from the people inside. If I can’t contact the general manager tonight, I’ll take someone to look for him tomorrow. You will definitely be notified if there is news.”
After hanging up the phone, Ruan Yan felt a sourness rushing to her eyes, and the stinging tears instantly blurred her eyes. She squeezed the pillow in her hand and couldn’t help but burst into tears.
She had always said to herself that Zhou Mengyan would definitely not have an accident, but now the news she gets is heading towards a bad direction. When she heard the word “missing”, her long-standing psychological construction* instantly collapsed.
TN: Basically her positive thinking.
How can she continue to think better now…
He also sent her a message yesterday morning, saying that he would call her at night; he also said very softly and asked her to wait for him to come home; she just regained her sight, and she hadn’t seen him enough…
But he seemed to have disappeared, and she couldn’t contact him in any way.
Suddenly, she picked up her mobile phone and wanted to call Ye Qing and ask her to book a ticket to Vietnam. She wanted to fly to Zhou Mengyan.
But she suddenly remembered that she would have a second drama performance tomorrow night.
She had no way to leave Lincheng.
No matter how worried she was about Zhou Mengyan, she couldn’t ignore the entire crew’s performance and only consider herself.
Ruan Yan’s face was buried in the pillow.
After sitting in the game room for a long time, she finally got up, went back to the bedroom to wash her face, and then walked downstairs.
After eating something casually, she went back to the bedroom again.
Sitting on the side of the bed, she put on headphones, listened to a song, picked up the photos of the trip before and looked through them carefully.
Turning to the last page of the album, she looked at the dark night outside, and suddenly Eason Chan’s “Unconditional” was playing in the earphones.
There is a gap between what happened and what was hoped for
Please don’t be afraid
I’ll still be close by
Still staying close by
I will still be close to you and resonate with you
Ruan Yan remembered hearing Zhou Mengyan singing outside the study that night, but he hadn’t sung it to her yet.
She lowered her eyes and suppressed the tears that came out of her eyes.
A good man can be expected.
She believes that he will definitely come back.
That night, Ruan Yan still didn’t wait for Zhou Mengyan’s news. She got up very early the next day, washing up and watching the video of the first performance, and found her own omissions.
Walking out of the bedroom, she opened the wardrobe and saw that next to her clothes were men’s shirts and suits of various formats.
She swiped her fingers over them and fidgeted for a moment, then finally suppressed the emotions going through her mind and closed the wardrobe.
After changing her clothes, she sat in front of the vanity mirror, putting on make-up and reciting her lines.
After everything was done at home, Ye Qing picked up Ruan Yan, and the two set off for the theater.
After she came, several actors saw her and said, “Ruan Yan, what’s wrong with you? It seems that your mental state was not very good last night? I think your dark circles are a little heavy.”
In fact, she barely slept last night, and the dark circles under her eyes could only be covered up a little by makeup.
Ruan Yan smiled and shook her head: “It’s okay, but I didn’t rest well.”
After the rehearsal started, Ruan Yan tried to concentrate, but also because of the depressed mood. When she played the role of “Xiang Li”, she entered the state better. It only took a minute for her to shed tears in the crying scene.
The rehearsal in the morning went smoothly. At noon, Ye Qing took her to the lounge after buying a meal.
“Is there still no news?” Ruan Yan’s voice was very soft.
Ye Qing bowed her head: “Well…”
“Please help me book the flight ticket for tomorrow morning, I want to fly to Vietnam.” This week’s performance will end after tonight. If there is no news today, she will leave tomorrow.
Just like the last time the house next door caught fire, the man who knew she was uncomfortable rushed back overnight, and Ruan Yan couldn’t remain indifferent. She wanted to find him in person.
Ye Qing responded, “Madam, please perform well first, don’t think about it so much. I guess there will be news today.”
This is what Ruan Yan was hoping for.
She rehearsed for a whole day, and in the evening, more and more spectators came to the theater. Because today was the weekend, it will be more lively than the first show.
At seven o’clock, the performance officially began, and Ruan Yan stepped onto the stage again just like the first rehearsal.
“Second concubine, I think the master must be facing you in his heart, but don’t be angry…”
Ruan Yan said her lines and followed Yan Danqiu off the stage, her eyes suddenly fell to the dimly lit back of the audience, where Zhou Mengyan seemed to be standing.
There was still time to take another look in the future, they had already gone behind the curtain.
When Ruan Yan stepped onto the stage again in the second act, she found that the figure of the man had disappeared without a trace.
Her heart was empty once again, but she didn’t expect to have hallucinations.
In the second performance, the man was still not there.
Ruan Yan seriously finished the drama. Then the curtain was closed perfectly and everyone left the scene.
Ruan Yan followed a few actors and walked backstage. She opened her phone and saw that she still hadn’t received any messages, and her heart was filled with bitterness and anxiety.
Zhou Mengyan had been out of contact for three days…
She lowered her head, and several actors in front turned to look at her: “Ruan Yan, we will have dinner later, won’t you come?”
She shook her head, her voice remained calm: “Sorry, I’m not going.”
When they walked around the corner, Ruan Yan lowered her head and sent Ye Qing a message about buying a plane ticket. When she heard the front end jokingly saying, “Oh, no wonder. It’s your husband who is here and wants to take you home.”
Ruan Yan froze for a moment, looked up and saw the lounge door five meters away——
Zhou Mengyan, wearing a dark blue suit, stood long, holding a bouquet of gypsophila in his hand, reflecting her eyes. Like starlight crushed, gently sprinkled on, and scattered little by little:
Ruan Yan was frozen in shock, and even felt that she had hallucinations again.
Until the man took a step forward, he walked towards her step by step, raised his hand, and hugged her tightly.
Ruan Yan was held by him, tears flowed uncontrollably, “Meng Yan…”
She leaned on his chest, smelled the familiar fragrance on his body, and felt his real presence. Her whole heart was filled with blood and was pounding. All the sadness and fear were instantly destroyed by his warm embrace.
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