Honeyed Marriage - Chapter 58
Translated and edited by CutieBinkie
What is going on? So she seems to be particularly able to eat…
Zhou Mengyan smiled faintly, and followed Gu Yuan’s words, “I can ask my grandmother about how to make it later, and go back and let the chef at home make it.”
After a while, Ruan Yan said that she wanted to go upstairs to take a break, and the servant accompanied her. Only Gu Yuan and Zhou Mengyan were left in the living room.
Gu Yuan was in a good mood and told Zhou Mengyan many stories about Ruan Yan’s childhood, “Yanyan’s mother passed away very early, but she was very obedient and sensible. She lived here a few years before elementary school and helped me every day. Water the flowers and beat the back, I will find you her previous photos.”
Gu Yuan walked back to the room to get a few photo albums, and gave them to Zhou Mengyan, “Look, she was thin and small when she was a child, and when a few children stood together, she was the youngest one…”
“I still remember that a few children deliberately teased her and asked her to climb a mango tree. Everyone thought she would cry. Who knew that she climbed the tree directly and picked the mango down. She was just a clever little girl.”
Gu Yuan smiled, and couldn’t help but sigh, “I feel like it was still yesterday when she was a little bit young. Now she is married and has become a big girl.”
Zhou Mengyan fixed his eyes on Ruan Yan who braided her hair and was smiling brightly in the photo.
“Meng Yan, I am not by Yanyan, and I don’t know how old I can live.”
“I can only ask you in the future to help me… take good care of her.”
Ruan Yan did not know that there had been such a dialogue between Gu Yuan and Zhou Mengyan. In the evening, she and Zhou Mengyan stayed here for a rest. The next morning, she reluctantly bid farewell to Gu Yuan and left the old house.
On the way, Zhou Mengyan said, “It was too rushed this time. If you want to see grandma in the future, you can come back anytime.”
As the car drifted away, Ruan Yan’s mood calmed down a lot.
At ten o’clock in the morning, the sun was blazing, and the two arrived at today’s destination, the dam on the south bank of Yuanhu Lake.
After getting out of the car, Ruan Yan met Zhai Zhen and his wife who came first, as well as the old bosses of the Shimao Group, Shen Zhou and Zhai Zhen, who came here for the meeting.
The private garden villa built by Shen Zhou that has the characteristics of Sucheng’s landscape is the one to go by boat later.
After they greeted briefly, Shen Zhou said that there are still a few people who have yet to wait and need to wait a while.
Qiu An pulled Ruan Yan and said, “Let’s go to the bathroom and come back soon.”
Ruan Yan was led away by Qiu An, who introduced her to her son: “This is my son, whose nickname is Jia Jia, and Jia Jia this is sister Yan Yan.”
“Wow, Jiajiado is older?”
“He is seven years old…”
Zhou Mengyan briefly talked with Shen Zhou and Zhai Zhen in the same place until a tall woman in a suit skirt and a briefcase walked over to the right. She was slender and bright.
He turned his head and just met the eyes under the woman’s hat——
It turned out to be Zhong Zhanjing.
She walked up to several men, and Shen Zhou stretched out his hand, “Welcome back to China, Zhan Jing.”
“Brother Shen is polite.”
She shook hands with Zhai Zhen and other people present, and finally looked at Zhou Mengyan, with pierced hearts and crooked eyebrows, “I didn’t expect you to be in the negotiation?”
Zhong Zhanjing is also one of the partners this time, and it is the first work arrangement for returning home.
Shen Zhou asked, “Why, Zhan Jing and Mr Zhou also know each other?”
“We are high school classmates.”
“Hey, it turns out to be such a coincidence…”
Zhou Mengyan nodded, and Zhong Zhanjing naturally stood beside him, “We are all here, let’s go.
“Wait, there are still two ladies left. They came back–“
Zhong Zhanjing turned her head and saw Ruan Yan walking towards them, and was suddenly startled.
When Ruan Yan approached, Zhong Zhanjing naturally stepped back to the side, gave the position to Ruan Yan, and said with a smile, “Meng Yan, you came with Ruan Yan?”
Ruan Yan was stunned when she heard her voice, “Miss Zhong?”
Zhong Zhanjing: “Hi, I also came to talk about work today.”
Shen Zhou joked on her side, “I let anyone with family members bring their family members to play. Zhan Jing, you should find a boyfriend. Are you afraid that you can’t find it?”
The woman smiled lightly, “It’s okay, I think it’s nice to be alone.”
After everyone arrived, everyone boarded the lake cruise.
The seats were divided into left and right sides, with three positions on each side. Ruan Yan was led by Zhou Mengyan on the boat and sat in the third row on the right. Zhong Zhanjing walked at the end. She hesitated when she saw that there was another position beside them so she just sat there.
Ruan Yan sat on the innermost side and heard Zhong Zhanjing’s voice from Zhou Mengyan’s side, “I bought bottles of water for you and Ruan Yan.”
Ruan Yan put a bottle of water in her hand. She thanked her and heard the other person say, “Ruan Yan, this place is very beautiful. This time, you can let Meng Yan take you for fun.”
After the boat started, it snaked towards the center of the lake. The surrounding trees were green and eye-catching, and the comfortable wind swept the fragrance of the surrounding vegetation and came oncoming.
Zhong Zhanjing’s mobile phone vibrated. She looked down and saw that it was a text message from a friend: [Zhanjing, happy birthday! Didn’t you do arty today? 】
She replied: [Thank you, I was on a business trip outside today, so let’s go back and do it on my birthday. 】
[So hard work? You have to work on my birthday, so I can comfort you hahaha. 】
Zhong Zhanjing thought of the people next to her, and the corners of her mouth raised silently, [It’s not hard, and I’m very happy on a business trip. 】
Everyone was chatting, and Shen Zhou asked, “Who among you can row a small boat on your own? When there is no arrangement these days, you can go rowing. The scenery here is very good.”
“Is it taking the oars?” Zhong Zhanjing looked up at him.
“There is this kind of ancient one, but this one is not suitable for your girls, and there are also pedals.”
“I will do the oars too.”
“I used to participate in the dragon boat team in high school, oh yes, Meng Yan also participated at that time,” she looked at Zhou Mengyan, “At that time we often went to practice paddling after school. I was afraid of water at first, and then you brought me some The extra-large life jacket, do you remember?”
Zhou Mengyan looked calm, “I don’t have any impression.”
Zhong Zhanjing’s smile paused, and she teased him, “I know you definitely don’t remember.”
The ship moved forward, and Zhong Zhanjing talked to Zhou Mengyan from time to time.
The sun above her head is large and scorching, and Ruan Yan feels half of her body is sunburned. Because there is no sun protection tool, she has to face Zhou Mengyan’s direction slightly.
The boat drove to the right. Due to inertia, Ruan Yan’s body tilted to the left, and her knees accidentally stuck to Zhou Mengyan’s legs. She immediately retracted and kept her distance.
The man’s eyes fell on her arms and legs that were exposed to the sun, and he spoke a few seconds later, “Ruan Yan, I will change positions with you.”
“It’s a bit crowded.”
Zhou Mengyan stood up, Ruan Yan had to sit in the middle, Zhong Zhanjing heard the words, smiled a bit, looked at the lake, and did not speak much afterwards.
Fifteen minutes later, the ship finally docked on the shore and arrived at the most fascinating private garden.
All the buildings inside are imitated in the style of Suzhou gardens. They are antique, quiet and elegant. The entire garden covers an area of nearly 800 acres and has all kinds of recreational facilities.
They will stay here for three days and two nights.
At noon, everyone first had lunch together, and after the meal, they were taken by the staff to the place where they wanted to live in the past few days. The formal cooperation negotiation was at two in the afternoon.
The residence arranged by Ruan Yan and Zhou Mengyan is Limei Garden, a special and independent Chinese garden residence, crossing the threshold, like a courtyard in the middle. There is a pear tree planted in the middle of the courtyard, and there is a small round table next to the pear tree.
Approaching indoors, it is a duplex Chinese villa with a strong Chinese style.
After the staff left, Ruan Yan was taken to the living room by Zhou Mengyan. Ruan Yan sat on the mahogany chair and said, “I will go to talk about business in the afternoon. How do you arrange it?”
She replied softly: “You can rest assured, I have an appointment with Sister Qiu An, and she will come to pick me up after a nap and walk here.”
T/N: Sorry for the late/inconsistent updates, got super busy in school and I was too exhausted to post as per usual. Please let me know if there’s any typos, tried my best with panda 🐼 eyes QwQ
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