Honeyed Marriage - Chapter 60
Translated and edited by CutieBinkie
Ruan Yan took the dessert bag suspiciously, feeling the shape of the bag, and found that it was a round box, “What is this?”
“Cheese Mocha Cake.”
“Mocha cheese?” Ruan Yan reacted first, isn’t this her favorite cake flavor? But she was even more surprised, “Why did you suddenly buy this…”
The man lowered his eyes to look at her with surprise, with a sweet smile on his lips, his heart moved slightly, his eyes turned away, and his voice was flat as usual, “Recommended by others, so I just ordered it.”
Although he ordered it casually, it happened to be her favorite food…
Ruan Yan’s eyebrows are crooked, and she is not unhappy because of this sentence, “Thank you.”
After finishing talking, Ruan Yan held him, Zhou Mengyan took her out of the pavilion.
Zhong Zhanjing stood outside the Taoxian Pavilion, heard their conversation, and then saw them walking towards her, her fingers on her bag trembling slightly.
When they walked in front of them, Zhong Zhanjing raised the corners of her mouth and smiled: “So Ruan Yan, you are here, have you been waiting for a long time?”
Ruan Yan heard her voice and smiled warmly, “No, I just arrived here not long ago.”
“Then what arrangements do you plan to follow later?”
“Well…” Ruan Yan didn’t know, and Zhou Mengyan beside her said, “We would go back to rest.”
Zhong Zhan nodded quietly, feeling that the water vapor in front of her was about to blur her eyes. Fortunately, there was only a faint street light around her and they couldn’t see the expression on her face.
She suppressed the ups and downs of her voice and said with a smile: “Well, then I will go back, I will go down the road, you guys rest early and I’d see you tomorrow.”
Without waiting for an answer, Zhong Zhanjing turned around and walked down the stone steps.
When she completely disappeared in front of the two of them, as if fleeing from a wasteland, she walked forward quickly and turned to a place where there wasn’t anyone. She leaned against the stone wall, covered her mouth, and suppressed the sound of sobbing.
It turns out that everything today is her own passion.
Zhou Mengyan did not remember her birthday at all, and the dessert was actually prepared for Ruan Yan.
She thought he would take her to the Bingquan Restaurant, hand her the cake, and even listen to her make a wish, even if it was just as friends.
But he didn’t mention a word about her birthday. For so many years, she was a plain existence in his heart, just an ordinary friend, she even hoped that he could make some changes to her when she returned to China, but still, nothing.
The only person qualified to stand by Zhou Mengyan is Ruan Yan.
Zhong Zhanjing squatted down, covering her tearful eyes.
At the other side.
Ruan Yan and Zhou Mengyan walked to where they lived.
There is only the soothing sound of ancient music around, which floats to the ears like high mountains and running water, soothing and relaxing.
There was no other person beside her. In the darkness, Ruan Yan could only feel the presence of the man beside her. She held him in her arms and was intimate, as if they were the same as a normal couple, but there were still some differences——
Zhou Mengyan will not take the initiative to speak for thousands of years, and Ruan Yan doesn’t know what to say, so she can only walk quietly together with him.
Suddenly, a child’s cry was heard in front of her.
Ruan Yan was stunned, “Are there any children crying?”
Zhou Mengyan raised his eyes and saw a boy in a small military green windbreaker standing beside the stone chair turning in front, standing blankly and crying.
He took Ruan Yan to the little boy’s place. Ruan Yan heard the crying get closer and closer, and finally Zhou Mengyan stopped. She gently waved her hand and touched the little boy’s head.
She held his shoulders with both hands, squatted down, and asked gently, “My kid, why are you crying?”
“Wuwu*, Mom and Dad are gone, I… I can’t find them…”
(TN: Sound of crying)
The little boy cried and choked. Ruan Yan’s heart melted as soon as she heard it, “Hey, don’t cry first, are you called Fangfang?”
Zhou Mengyan looked at this little boy whom he had no impression of at all, “Do you know him?”
Ruan Yan stood up, faced his direction, and explained, “I remember his voice. He came here in the same boat as us this morning. He should be the child of a certain couple.”
Because she can’t see, Ruan Yan’s hearing becomes particularly acute and she has a better ability to recognize sounds.
Ruan Yan asked Fangfang what his parents were called. The child said his name, and it turned out that it was the child of a vice president of the company who had a meeting today.
The man took out his mobile phone, called the other party, and said he would come right away.
Ruan Yan knelt down, touched the paper towel in the bag, took out one, raised her fingertips, and slowly touched the little boy’s face, wiped his tears, and coaxed, “We have called your mom and dad over here. They will pick you up right away, don’t cry, okay?”
“Fangfang, sister wants to know, how old are you?”
“I am four years old this year.”
“Four years old, how could Fangfang come here alone…”
Zhou Mengyan looked down, watching Ruan Yan with a smile on his face, coaxing the child with special patience, warm and peaceful.
Fang Fang looked at Ruan Yan’s eyes with no spirits. He slanted down and didn’t look at his face. He put his hand in front of her, and asked in confusion, “Sister, are you blind?”
Ruan Yan was stunned, “Yes.”
“Then are you uncomfortable?”
Ruan Yan held his hand and shook her head, smiling as before, “This is only temporary, it will be better in the future.”
At this time, Fang Fang’s parents rushed over, “Why are you running around, making us worry about you.”
The woman picked up the child, breathed a sigh of relief, looked at Zhou Mengyan and Ruan Yan, and said gratefully: “Mrs Zhou, Mr Zhou, thank you so much.”
Fang Fang’s father shook hands with Zhou Mengyan, “Sorry, I caused you trouble.”
Zhou Mengyan said, “It’s okay, mainly because my wife recognizes your children, so I can call you the first time.”
The woman was a little surprised, because she knew that Ruan Yan was blind, “That’s it, thank you Mrs Zhou…”
The girl was ashamed, “It’s okay, it’s okay if the child is fine.”
The last three members of the family left after repeated thanks, Ruan Yan and Zhou Mengyan continued to move forward.
As she walked, Ruan Yan thought of something, didn’t hold back her laugh, realized that Zhou Mengyan was beside him, and immediately closed his mouth.
The man heard the sound, looked at her sideways, and said quietly after a few seconds: “What are you laughing at.”
“I just… I thought of getting lost when I was a kid.”
Ruan Yan lightly shook the cake in her hand, recalling her childhood, “When I was in the first and second grades of elementary school, I was living in Sucheng with my grandmother. My family used to take me to school, but they didn’t allow me to go. After eating snacks on the roadside, I told them later that I would get out of school by myself.
Who knows that I went to school the next day and saw an old man selling marshmallows on the side of the road. I especially wanted to eat it, but I didn’t have any money in my pocket, so I followed him. The old man saw that I was following and asked if I wanted to buy it, I said I didn’t have money. He saw that my saliva was going to come out, so he gave me a little marshmallow. I licked the marshmallow. When I looked back, there was something strange around me. I didn’t know where I was, I was so scared I wanted to cry.”
Zhou Mengyan recalled seeing Ruan Yan’s photo in the album yesterday, and couldn’t help but imagine Ruan Yan’s silly appearance.
“Later, a neighbor near my house happened to pass by and saw me crying there. He brought me back to school on a bicycle. When I arrived in class, I was holding a cotton candy with red eyes. The male classmates also joked that it was me. I snatched someone else’s cotton candy and was bullied and cried.” Ruan Yan grinned and mumbled, “Please, do I look like a foodie?”
He looked at the cake she was carrying and teased, “You’re indeed a foodie.”
Ruan Yan: “…” This person would actually tease her?
She also remembered the past, “There were many older brothers and sisters around my grandmother’s house, all about the same age as me. Then I went to school with them, and they accompanied me to secretly eat snacks and took me to various places to play.”
When the man heard the word “neighbor”, he said, “Your childhood was very happy.”
Ruan Yan didn’t hear the emotion in his words, and nodded, “Children are naturally carefree and have no worries.”
Zhou Mengyan’s pupils dimmed and his thoughts drifted away——
“Hey, are you qualified to come and play with us? Get out of here!”
“Your family has no money, you are about to move out soon, move to the smelly ditch, and live with mice!”
He suppressed the emotions in his heart, and his voice was very weak: “Very good.”
Ruan Yan laughed, “Your childhood should have been much more fun than mine, right? I think boys can play more.”
The two just walked to the door of the villa, and the conversation had to be stopped.
Carefully crossed the threshold, they crossed the yard and finally walked into the room.
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