Honeyed Marriage - Chapter 83
Edited by ABE
He finished smoking another cigarette.
He still felt a kind of irritability in his heart.
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After a while, he took out his cell phone, clicked on the phone call page, and dialed Ruan Yan’s number.
However, there was no answer on the other end.
His eyes sank for a few minutes, and slowly slipped to the name “Chen Rongyu”, then clicked to dial again.
After more than ten seconds, the other end picked up:
“She came back home yesterday?” The man on the other end walked back to the living room from the backyard, smiled faintly, “Yeah, I didn’t expect you to know it.”
The two chatted a few times. Zhou Mengyan grabbed the pillow and pretended to ask at will:
“Where is Ruan Yan?”
“You’re asking me for the whereabouts of your wife?”
“She didn’t answer.”
“Why are you looking for her?”
“…Some things are being cleaned at home and I have to ask her something.”
Chen Rongyu turned his head to look at the girl who was still eating citrus in the backyard, “Yanyan is not free now, she’s very busy. I am embarrassed to call her.”
Zhou Mengyan: “…”
Chen Rongyu sees that end. Without speaking, he could guess his expression, and silently curled his lips: “Forget it, I’m just reluctant to call her for you.”
He shouted into the backyard, Ruan Yan heard the words and walked in slowly.
“Zhou Mengyan is looking for you.”
After calling Ruan Yan, he went to the kitchen.
Ruan Yan took it blankly, “Hello, Meng Yan?”
Hearing the girl’s soft voice, he raised his eyes and asked warmly, “What are you doing?”
She smiled sweetly, “I was eating citrus just now.”
“Is it delicious?”
“It’s very sweet, it’s grown by our family. Grandma said that I can bring some when I get home.”
Zhou Mengyan heard the words, and the corners of his lips evoked a shallow curve, just as he was about to say the next sentence. He heard Ruan Yan being called on the other end of the phone.
Ruan Yan answered, and a voice came from the kitchen: “Come on, your favorite biscuits are ready.”
Ruan Yan asked Zhou Mengyan: “By the way, did you need something from me?”
The man was silent for a moment: “The dolls in your study, do you want the servants to wash them tomorrow?
“Yes, but it can only be hand-washed.”
Chen Rongyu: “Ruan Yan, hurry up! If you waste any more time, don’t bother coming to eat!”
Ruan Yan couldn’t stand his urging, so she asked Zhou Mengyan, “Is there anything else?”
The man on the other end: “…”
A few seconds later: “Nothing”
Ruan Yan smiled: “Then I’m hanging up first. I’m going to eat the biscuits, bye.”
Zhou Mengyan just called, the other end hangs up. It had to be simple and straightforward. He looked at the talk time of less than two minutes, his face gradually sinking.
During the few days in Sucheng, Ruan Yan had a very happy life, going out with her grandmother and uncle from time to time, as if returning to the childhood days.
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On the other hand, Zhou Mengyan, who was in Lincheng, felt that the past three days were extremely slow.
In order to alleviate the inexplicable emotions in his heart, he increased his workload and worked overtime at night until he fell asleep directly at the company.
On Saturday afternoon, he was working overtime at the company. He’d just finished a meeting and walked to the office when his cell phone rang.
He picked it up and saw the name “Ruan Yan”.
Jiang Cheng was about to speak, but he was stopped by the man’s gesture. Zhou Mengyan answered the phone and pushed open the door of the office, “Ruan Yan.”
“Hey, Meng Yan–“
“Well, what’s wrong?”
“I want to be with you. I’m thinking about going back to Lincheng.”
He heard the words, and his heart suddenly cleared. “Will you be back tomorrow? When will the driver pick you up?”
“No…” Ruan Yan explained hurriedly, “I should stay in Sucheng for a few more days, and I will go back after the new year.”
The man opened his notebook and frowned, “After the new year?
“Well… I’ve just come back anyway, just stay a few more days.”
Zhou Mengyan looked at the desk calendar on the table, five days before the new year.
His face was completely dark.
Chen Rongyu’s smiling voice came over the phone: “Zhou Mengyan, you have been particularly busy these days? At the end of the year, the company must have a lot of things, I guess you can’t come back?”
Ruan Yan was also very considerate: “It’s okay, Meng Yan. Say you are busy with your work, work is important!”
Zhou Mengyan: “…”
After he hung up the phone, he looked at the desk calendar and didn’t do anything extra for two minutes.
In the evening, as the sky gradually darkened, the man closed his notebook, leaned back in the chair, and pressed his eyebrows.
After a while, he let Jiang Cheng in.
“Mr Zhou, are you looking for me?”
Zhou Mengyan raised his eyes to look at him: “Is there a financial conference hosted by Siona Group in Sucheng the day after tomorrow?”
Jiang Cheng nodded, this was not something he could say in the last two weeks. “Yes, I have already turned it down before.”
The man said quietly:
“I will go, you can arrange it.”
Jiang Cheng: “?”
He didn’t understand why Zhou Mengyan was suddenly going to this small meeting. “Okay.”
After a while, Jiang Cheng knocked on the door again and came in. “Mr Zhou, I just asked about it. This financial meeting was postponed to the following week. It’s next Monday.”
The man’s expression stopped.
He put the back of his hand on his lips, coughed slightly, and asked after a few seconds: “Then for me in Sucheng, do you have any other arrangements?”
“No…” Jiang Cheng just came out. He suddenly realized what Meng Yan looked at last week. The words in his mouth turned sharply, “Mr Zhou, I- I will check it for you.”
Five minutes later. Jiang Cheng stroked the tablet, and finally tried to find one:
“Mr Zhou, that… Vice President Zhang of Kangya has been asking to meet with you all the time. He hopes you will go to Sucheng to see his new leather bag factory and talk about cooperation. Would you… do you want to go and see?”
“You book a ticket.”
Jiang Cheng walked to the door and heard Zhou Mengyan’s addition: “The sooner the better, the earlier the treatment is done, and the earlier we come back.”
Jiang Cheng: “…”
Oh my god, boss, if you want to see your wife, just say it!
Adhering to the principle of “I know everything, I don’t say anything”, Jiang Cheng very quietly helped Zhou Mengyan book a plane ticket to Sucheng in the evening of the next day.
On Sunday night, Zhou Mengyan got off the plane, and as soon as he walked out of the airport, a cold wind came in.
Sucheng was colder than Lincheng.
It was the clammy cold in the south that made people feel uncomfortable.
He got in the Bentley, closed the door, and the car was fully heated.
Jiang Cheng turned around, “Mr Zhou, it’s late now, or… go to your wife first?”
Zhou Mengyan said, “Yes.”
Jiang Cheng: I’m really a little clever ghost who is pushing the boat along the river.
As the car drove to the old villa, Zhou Mengyan looked at the scenery outside the window and couldn’t help thinking of seeing Ruan Yan later.
He came here without telling her.
He didn’t know how she would react when she saw him.
As he got closer and closer to his destination, Zhou Mengyan’s irritability for many days was suppressed in his heart, as if a little bit of it disappeared.
Finally, the car stopped at the door of the old villa.
Jiang Cheng pulled the car door, and the man stepped out of the car, tucking his gray woolen trench coat tightly.
However, he looked up at the villa, only to find that it was dark inside as if no one lived there at all.
He rang the doorbell several times, but no one came out to respond. The man’s temple jumped inexplicably.
Jiang Cheng weakly said next to him, “Mr. Zhou, would you like to call your wife?”
Zhou Mengyan took out his cell phone and dialed Ruan Yan’s number.
The other side rang for a while, then picked up: “Hello, Meng Yan?”
The man was silent and asked, “Are you…Are you not at home?”
He coughed slightly, “I just came to Sucheng, and I’m in front of your grandmother’s villa.”
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The other end was in shock: “?!! You came and didn’t tell me? My grandmother, uncle, and I went to a small resort and won’t be home tonight.”
The standing Zhou Mengyan in the cold wind: “…”
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