Honeyed Marriage - Chapter 82
Edited by ABE
After a while, Gu Yuan went to work on other things. Ruan Yan received a call from Zhu Xingzhi and slowly moved to the backyard.
“Are you back in Sucheng? So suddenly.”
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“Well, my uncle is back. I will stay here for a few days.”
“Really, I wanted to ask you out for shopping today…”
The two had a brief chat. Zhu Xingzhi said that they would meet again when she came back. Ruan Yan hung up the phone and turned around to find Chen Rongyu leaning against the glass window, “Who called?”
“Beauty, she thought I was at home.”
“She’s called Zhu Xingzhi. Right?”
“Yes,” Ruan Yan was stunned, “Have I told you her name before?”
The man tightened his eyelashes, an emotion crossed his eyes, and the corners of his lips curled up very slightly.
He turned and walked back. Ruan Yan stood there, trying to remember the past, “Did I…”
The afternoon sun filled the office of the president of the Fan Moni Group.
Zhou Mengyan sat at the desk, flipping through the documents in his hand, and after a glance, he fell on the wine red gift box by the desk.
In the morning, Jiang Cheng had taken the box in and said, “These are the three women’s perfumes from the ‘Secretly Fascinated’ series that Fan Moni will have in the market on the 8th of next month. You said that you would send them to your wife first.”
Ruan Yan’s usual scent was a little grapefruit scent, mixed with violets. If you got a little bit closer, you could smell the sweet raspberry pralines, which was an especially good smell.
As long as it was a place she had stayed in, her scent would linger.
“Hey, Zhou Mengyan!”
Sitting in front of him, Teng Heng raised his tone and called him. He put down his crossed legs and gave a soft ‘tsk’, looking at Mengyan’s dazzled gaze, “Are you listening carefully?”
The man lowered his eyes. Looking down at the file again, his expression was faint:
“What’s going on with you today, you seem absent-minded.”
“…I didn’t sleep well last night.” He explained casually.
“Did not sleep well?” Teng Heng smiled, “Someone kept you up late?”
Zhou Meng Yan looked askance at him: “Are you sick?”
“Oh, right. Tonight, several of us are coming out to drink alcohol and get together. Just bring Ruan Yan with you, you know everyone anyway.”
“She went back to her hometown today.”
“Your wife is not at home, then you are coming out to get together with us tonight.” Teng Heng knocked on the table, “You must come.”
The neon lights adorned the night view of Shanglincheng, and RT-Club was especially crowded at night, a hot spot for young people.
Compared with the partying downstairs and the hot dance floor, the rooms upstairs were much quieter and more private.
Zhou Mengyan sat on the soft leather sofa with whiskey in his hand and drank silently. Teng Heng and Bai Xianyi next to him were chatting. On the TV in front of him, Chen Baiyu’s “You Are Not Telling Me” was playing slowly.
Suddenly, the private room door was pushed open.
Zhong Zhanjing, who was wearing a blue and yellow lapel dress, walked in.
She looked at the three people in the box, and her gaze finally fell on Zhou Mengyan, and she smiled: “Just the three of you?”
Teng Heng: “Otherwise, who else?”
“I thought there was something I hadn’t seen before. What about the handsome guy, go back and change his suit.”
Zhong Zhanjing sat down casually beside Zhou Mengyan, putting the bag between the two, “I knew I didn’t dress up in vain when I saw you.”
Bai Xianyi smiled lightly, “Alright, Sister Zhanjing, see what you want to drink.”
She ordered a mojito, and then looked at the man beside her, “Where is Ruan Yan? You didn’t bring her here?”
“She has gone back to her hometown these few days.”
Zhong Zhanjing smiled and teased her long hair. “Is she busy recently? I haven’t seen her for a long time. I heard… she went to a drama?”
Zhou Mengyan said, “Yeah.”
“Did you agree? She doesn’t have her full eyesight now. It would be dangerous to do this, aren’t you worried?”
The man put down the wine glass, his eyes dangled were covered by the shadow of the light above his head:
“She insisted on going.”
Zhong Zhanjing heard the words, and raised her mouth: “I think she is outside and cannot guarantee her safety, and she plays some small roles in her current situation… It’s meaningless and a waste of time.”
Zhou Mengyan added wine to the wine glass and didn’t look at Zhong Zhanjing during the whole process:
“She doesn’t think it would be a waste of time.”
The woman listened to his tone and she had an illusion of helplessness. She lowered her head and held her bag, “No, mainly I’m worried about her.”
Bai Xianyi intervened, “Brother Meng Yan, I heard Teng Heng say that your plan for the next year is to go to the United States?”
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Next year, Fan Moni’s strategic plan was to formally enter the North American market. Zhou Mengyan may go to the Fan Moni branch in the United States. This was a plan drawn up at the beginning of this year.
Zhou Mengyan said: “I’m still making arrangements.”
Zhong Zhanjing was surprised: “Really? But you haven’t been in Lincheng for long?”
Teng Heng asked Zhou Mengyan: “Weren’t you planning to go to the United States in March? It hasn’t been just one month, it’s been many months.”
The man looked at the wine glass and didn’t speak.
The waiter knocked on the door and came in, and the mojito was delivered, and the topic passed quietly.
Later in the evening, the four of them finished drinking and walked out of the RT-Club. Teng Heng patted Zhong Zhanjing on the shoulder: “Sister, did you drive here by yourself?”
“Then you can get this car back tomorrow. You live in Tenglong Tiandi, just on the road with Zhou Mengyan. Zhou Mengyan, can you send Zhong Zhanjing back?”
The woman turned to look at Zhou Mengyan, who put his hand in his pocket and walked to the Rolls Royce: “Get in the car.”
Zhong Zhanjing bid farewell to the other two, and then got into Zhou Mengyan’s car. After telling the driver the address, the car drove out.
In the back seat, the man closed his eyes to rest, and Zhong Zhanjing looked out the window in silence.
After a while, she suddenly said:
“If you plan to go to the United States, will you take Ruan Yan with you or… you want to separate?”
The man opened his eyes slightly, looked at the night view flashing outside the window, and said after a long while: “We’d talk about it.”
Zhong Zhanjing didn’t ask anymore.
Twenty minutes later.
The car arrived downstairs at Zhong Zhanjing’s home.
Zhong Zhanjing picked up her bag and looked at Zhou Mengyan. She pursed her lips, she was looking forward to inviting him in: “I went to T city to buy something for Ruan Yan some time ago. I haven’t had time to give it to her. Would you like to go in with me? I’ll give you the thing.”
Zhou Mengyan lit a cigarette:
“It’s too late. Wait for Ruan Yan to come back another day, and let her contact you again.”
Zhong Zhanjing knew he had reason to refuse.
She smiled and pushed open the car door: “Okay, then I will contact her by myself. You go first, good night.”
The man did not answer.
When the car drove back to Yinan Mansion, Zhou Mengyan got out of the car.
Going upstairs, he returned to the bedroom, opened the door, and turned on all the lights.
He closed the door, and the room was so quiet that there was even an echo.
Zhou Mengyan walked in step by step, then sat on the sofa. His eyes flew over every decoration in the room.
He suddenly felt that this scene seemed familiar.
It was like the night Ruan Yan was trapped in the countryside.
He tilted his head and picked up Ruan Yan’s bear pillow, the girl’s face appeared in his head.
She was sitting here listening to a book, she was holding a pillow and chatting with her friend, she was sitting face to face in his arms, and he was kissing her here.
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Zhou Mengyan felt that there was a piece of his heart like quicksand in his hand, passing by, little by little, getting more and more empty.
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