Honeyed Marriage - Chapter 62
Translated and edited by CutieBinkie
Ruan Yan’s long black hair was hung with drops of water, and the lotus root pink shirt and trousers skirt were a little wet. The ice was cold and clung to the skin, sending a cold chill.
Zhong Zhanjing took out paper towels and distributed a few to Ruan Yan, and then looked at the heavy rain outside, “Avoid the rain here.”
Listening to the patter of rain outside, Ruan Yan could guess that the rain was not small. Just thinking about it, her mobile phone rang. When she took it out, Zhong Zhanjing looked over, “It’s Zhou Mengyan.”
Ruan Yan answered the phone, and the other end was straightforward: “Where are you.”
“We are at…”
“Let me speak.” Zhong Zhanjing answered the phone, “Meng Yan, we are now in a small pavilion behind the Nanyangyuan, with a peach forest next to it…”
After she communicated with Zhou Mengyan, she hung up the phone and returned her mobile phone to Ruan Yan: “He should send someone over to give the umbrella.”
“Ah that’s good.
The two sat on the pavilion and waited. The cold wind rolled up. Ruan Yan felt a little bit cold and could only hold her arms slightly.
Zhong Zhan looked ahead, and at the corner of the white wall of the Soviet-style building, a man suddenly appeared, holding an umbrella and walking into her field of vision.
Zhou Mengyan is dressed in a neatly ironed suit. He is straight and slender. The face that faces upward has a high nose and a deep pupil under gold-framed glasses, as deep as the waters in a lake.
In the cold autumn rain, the man’s pale complexion added a chill, as if people could only look far away.
Zhong Zhanjing watched him walking towards her, and was stunned for a while.
Until Zhou Mengyan stepped up the stone steps and walked in front of her, she came back to her senses: “Why do you come here to give the umbrella by yourself? I thought you would let the assistant come over.”
The man handed her another umbrella in his hand, his voice was cold and light:
“We happened to be in Nanyangyuan.”
Ruan Yan on the side learned that Zhou Mengyan was coming, and was surprised for a moment. Shre stood up and felt the sound of footsteps approaching her and stopped in front of her.
Before she could speak, she was put on a warm coat.
“Raise your hand.” He said.
Ruan Yan was stunned, raised her arm, and passed through the long sleeves of her coat. She smelled the fragrance of cedar wood that belonged to Zhou Mengyan’s body. With the temperature wrapped around her body, she felt all the cold had been dispelled, as if autumn had arrived.
The corner of her mouth lit up, “Thank you…”
Zhong Zhanjing watched the interaction between the two and Zhou Mengyan’s first move of putting on a jacket for a girl, her pupils were shocked.
Men give women coats.
It often represents an intimate and special relationship.
She still remembers when she was in high school, every time she went to see Zhou Mengyan playing basketball with her friends, after the end, she would take his coat and walk off the stand.
There is a faint smell of soap on the boys’ school uniform jacket. The jacket represents Zhou Mengyan’s uniqueness. When she holds it in her hand, she will feel that the relationship between the two is suddenly drawn closer, as if she became his girlfriend.
However, for so many years, Zhou Mengyan has never taken the initiative to give his jacket to any girl, will not give anyone any ambiguous hints, and will always maintain a cold distance.
He personally put a coat on Ruan Yan.
Zhong Zhanjing held the umbrella so hard that her fingertips turned white.
After wrapping up his jacket, the man looked down at the girl with crooked eyebrows, looked away, his voice was flat, “Go.”
“Okay.” Ruan Yan got her palm out of her long sleeves and cleverly embraced him.
When he walked to the pavilion, he opened the umbrella with his right hand. She stood on the right, and she could only slightly raise her hand, embrace his arm and walk into the rain.
The heavy rain was still outside, and the ground was slippery. She had only one support point for her arm. In addition, she was insecure and strode very little. Zhou Mengyan looked down at her.
Suddenly, Zhou Mengyan’s arm she was holding suddenly pulled away.
Ruan Yan was stunned for a while, but the next moment she felt her shoulders were caught——
Zhou Mengyan replaced her with an umbrella with his left hand and embraced her with his right.
The man’s silent movements seemed to have no emotion or intimacy, but it still made Ruan Yan’s heartbeat unconsciously messed up.
She seemed to be half-wrapped in his arms, calm and powerful, which wiped out all the uncertainty and made her steps much more stable.
Zhong Zhanjing held the umbrella quietly and followed them like a third party.
She stared at the backs of the two of them, her eyes were sore, and there was a storm in her heart——
Zhou Mengyan gave her an umbrella.
But he put a coat on Ruan Yan and walked with Ruan Yan.
Just because Ruan Yan was his wife.
Isn’t it a commercial marriage between them?
Without any emotion, why would Zhou Mengyan still do this?
Why can Ruan Yan enjoy these?
Zhong Zhanjing bit her lips tightly, feeling as if there was a tightly woven net wrapped around her heart, making her almost unable to breathe.
When they walked to the entrance of Nanyang Pavilion, the Zhai Zhen family also met here.
Zhai Zhen has finished talking with Zhou Mengyan on official business. Since it is raining, everyone has decided to go back to rest separately. If it rains, deal with it as soon as possible.
So Ruan Yan and Zhou Mengyan returned to the villa.
Ruan Yan took a hot shower, changed into a white dress, and walked out of the bathroom. She cleaned her hair, fumbled to the living room and sat on the sofa. After a while, the man came over with a bottle of red wine.
Putting the red wine on the table, Ruan Yan reached out and touched it, “Red wine?”
“Well, someone else sent it.”
Because the sudden rain in the afternoon disturbed everyone’s good nature, Shen Zhou sent a bottle of Producteur Ande to make up for it.
“Would you like to drink it?” He asked suddenly.
Ruan Yan thought for a while, nodded, “I want to taste it.”
One minute later, Zhou Mengyan returned with two glasses and sat opposite Ruan Yan.
He poured two glasses of red wine, first let the wine sober for a while, and then Ruan Yan took a sip, feeling that the rich wine aroma attracts all the taste buds, the mellow is rich, not spicy, it is particularly delicious.
The rain outside the window was lighter, and the breeze poured into the glass windows and into the bedroom.
Zhou Mengyan’s legs overlapped, he retracted his gaze to look outward, finished drinking the wine in the glass, and then looked at Ruan Yan’s wine glass, unexpectedly reaching the bottom before him.
He refilled her glass, Ruan Yan rubbed the glass, feeling that the two were sitting quietly facing each other. Although the red wine was good, the atmosphere was embarrassing.
Do you want to say something?
After struggling for a while, she said softly, “Is this your first time in Suzhou?”
He turned his attention to her, “Yeah.”
“It’s like this in autumn in Suzhou City. It will rain suddenly from time to time, and the temperature will drop sharply after it rains. When I lived here before, I easily caught a cold.”
He asked quietly: “How many years have you lived in Sucheng?”
“I went to Sucheng three years before elementary school. At that time, I wanted to stay with my grandmother and uncle in Sucheng. Later, my dad took me back.” She finished her second cup, “It felt like it was the best time, a happy time.”
Ruan Yan remembered the topic he talked about yesterday, “In fact, I still have a lot of interesting things in my childhood, you… do you want to listen?”
The man tightened his eyelashes, added red wine, and a few seconds later he said, “You speak.”
Ruan Yan began to tell her childhood story, “At that time, my uncle and I, together with a few neighbors around us, had six children in total. We had to go out to visit Sucheng every weekend. We called this trip ‘The Adventures of Sucheng’.
At that time, my little uncle took our children and took the bus to all parts of the city. Grandma wouldn’t let my uncle buy me roadside snacks, but she couldn’t help me act like a baby. Later, after being discovered by grandma, he said that he took the initiative to give me food…”
After drinking wine, Ruan Yan’s chat box was suddenly opened. She shared her childhood fun, and after a long time, the red wine in the bottle in front of her gradually disappeared.
“If I can, I really want to go back to my childhood.”
At that time, there was not so much trouble now.
Ruan Yan sighed and realized that she had talked too much on her own, as if she hadn’t given Zhou Mengyan a chance to speak, so she turned the subject to him: “What about you? Don’t just talk about me, how was your childhood?”
Ruan Yan: “You should have a lot of fun things in your childhood, right?”
Hearing the words, the man raised his head and poured the wine in his glass, then added it again.
“There is nothing to say.”
Ruan Yan wondered, “It doesn’t have to be… what does it mean?”
Zhou Mengyan lowered his eyes, his pupils were as deep as ink, and his memories flooded up again.
He rolled his Adam’s apple, pulled the corners of his mouth, and chuckled softly, “My childhood was very simple, there was only one thing…”
“It’s just trying to live.”
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