Honeyed Marriage - Chapter 86
Edited by ABE
After returning from Lingtian Resort, Zhou Mengyan stayed in Sucheng to handle official affairs and accompanied Ruan Yan to her grandmother’s house for the little new year, and then the two returned to Lincheng.
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Because Zhou Mengyan had accumulated some work matters during his trip to Sucheng, and the new year was approaching, he was a bit busier than usual.
Qin Xi and Zhou Sili would come back for the New Year in a few days, then they would go back to their old house to live for a few days.
After returning to Lincheng, Zhou Mengyan needed to go to the north for two days to sign a very important contract.
He was also one of the partners, and there was Teng Heng.
This cooperation was one of Fan Moni’s very important strategic goals in China. It was related to the company’s next year, and the contract was worth 210 million yuan, so Zhou Mengyan would go there in person.
After Zhou Mengyan went on a business trip, Ruan Yan stayed at home, picking a play to act in the next year.
Just two days ago, Cui Zimo had taken the initiative to chat with her privately, saying that there would be several very good dramas in the next year, which were all repertoires he knew well. Although the roles were not important, he could recommend them to her.
Cui Zimo said he was not in a hurry and would wait until she had made a decision before replying.
In the morning, she got up and looked at the previous script again. In the afternoon, she went out and strolled around with Zhu Xingzhi, and accompanied her to pick out the new year’s clothes. After dinner, she took a shower and sat on the lounge chair near the window in the study. She listened to a song while Coco lay at her feet obediently.
Gradually, she lay so comfortably that she fell asleep.
In her dim consciousness, she suddenly heard Coco’s cry, “Wuwu–“
She opened her eyes dimly, feeling that her palm was being licked. Coco barked very irritably, she had never seen it like this before. She sat up, and said, “What’s wrong…”
Coco bit her slippers and pulled on them. She stood up suspiciously and was taken to the window. When she looked out, she saw a glowing light outside the backyard of the villa next door.
Ruan Yan couldn’t see clearly, she could only feel the light, like a fire.
Coco kept crying. She just opened the glass door when she smelled a strong smell of smoke.
She walked to the balcony and immediately heard several maids shouting from downstairs: “Hey, look at next door! Is next door on fire?”
Ruan Yan’s heart suddenly sank.
The sky full of light is not like fire, but it is fire!
She panicked and she immediately walked into the study with the glass door, her voice was flustered, “Coco, let’s go downstairs.”
Coco ran ahead, Ruan Yan opened the door and tried her best to walk downstairs with the help of the wall. The maid rushed in from the backyard and saw Ruan Yan upstairs, “Madam, there is a fire next door!”
“I saw it, is there anyone living next door? Go and see if they come out!”
A maid led Ruan Yan to walk downstairs, while the other two maids walked out of the villa and turned to the next-door house to see the darkness inside.
They knocked on the door for a long time, and there was no response inside, “It’s weird, are they not at home?”
After Ruan Yan learned of it, she didn’t know for a while whether there was anyone in the villa next door, “Call 119 first, hurry up.”
After calling the police, the maid saw Ruan Yan’s face inexplicably pale and asked: “Madam, are you okay? Are you uncomfortable?”
Ruan Yan felt sweat on her palms and forehead, and her whole body was limp, but she still shook her head, “It’s okay…”
“Madam, let’s not stay in the villa for now. It won’t be good if the fire comes over later, let’s hurry up in the front yard.”
The fire was getting bigger and bigger, and it quickly attracted the attention of other residents in the villa area. Many people heard the sound. Property personnel arrived one after another. Fire trucks and police quickly arrived at the scene to put out the fire.
Ruan Yan was standing in front of the house, looking at the fire, and some pictures from the past flashed in her mind. Suddenly, she felt her stomach turn over, and she bent down and vomited out unexpectedly.
“Madam! Are you okay?!” The maid hurried to get water and towels.
Ruan Yan felt her scalp numb, and the feeling of suffocation surged up. She frowned and her face turned pale.
She turned around and dared not watch the fire again.
The owners of the villa next door rushed back. Their family was out tonight. The fire and armed police said that fortunately, there was no one in the villa, but if they had come later, the fire was likely to have spread to the surrounding residents.
Ruan Yan drank water, suppressing the urge to vomit, and the phone in her hand just rang.
“Mrs Zhou, it’s Mr Zhou’s phone number, please talk to him as soon as possible.”
She hesitated, relieved her uncomfortable feeling, and slowly picked up: “Hey…”
Zhou Mengyan, who had just returned to the hotel from his busy schedule, was thinking about calling the girl to check everything was ok, but after picking up, he heard a bit of something wrong with her voice and a very noisy background.
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He was puzzled, “Where are you?”
“I… at the door of our house.”
Ruan Yan pursed her lips, still hesitating whether to tell him or not because she was afraid he would worry, but the man quickly noticed something was wrong, “Ruan Yan, what’s wrong?”
“The villa next to our house… just caught on fire.”
Zhou Mengyan frowned.
His heart sank, and the words in his mouth blurted out: “Is there anything wrong with you?”
“I… I’m fine, our house is fine, we are all outdoors, don’t worry, now the fire is almost extinguished.”
Zhou Mengyan frowned when he heard the girl’s voice:
“Are you terrified?”
Ruan Yan lowered her eyes, raised the corners of her lips, and kept her voice calm: “I was a little bit earlier, but I’m better now.”
A policeman came over, “Madam, are you the resident next door?”
“Can you please cooperate with us to make a transcript?”
Ruan Yan said to Zhou Mengyan: “Then I will make a transcript first, let’s talk later.”
Zhou Mengyan still wanted to ask something. Who knows that she hung up the phone directly on the other end. He called Ye Qing again and asked her to rush over to take a look.
The man stood up, feeling his temples jumping suddenly, and his entire heart was filled with worry uncontrollably.
He could feel Ruan Yan must be frightened.
Just listening to her voice.
She had eye problems, and her body was more fragile. When he heard her answer the phone just now, her voice was shaking.
But now he could only feel her fear through the phone.
Zhou Mengyan looked out of the floor-to-ceiling windows of the hotel, his eyes gradually sinking.
Zhou Mengyan could only wait for Ruan Yan’s next call. Until one hour later, Ye Qing dialed the phone: “Mr. Zhou, I saw your wife. Your wife… The situation is not very good, she should be frightened.”
Ye Qing said that Ruan Yan vomited two or three times. She didn’t know what the reason was. The whole face was very bad and she wanted to take her to the hospital, but Ruan Yan had been unwilling.
After listening to Ye Qing, his eyes were as dark as ink.
Without speaking, he hung up the phone directly.
One minute later, the man took out his cell phone and called Jiang Cheng:
“Buy a ticket to return to Lincheng as soon as possible, airplane, high-speed rail, high-speed train, everything is fine.”
At 7:30 the next morning, Zhou Mengyan walked out of Lincheng Airport alone.
After getting into the car that came to pick him up, he said:
“Return to Yinan Mansion.”
He leaned on the back of the leather chair, closed his eyes, and there was a black-green shadow under his eyes.
Yesterday he barely slept on the plane. Before boarding the plane, he called Ruan Yan again, but Ye Qing answered it.
Ye Qing said that she had taken her to stay in the hotel first, and his wife was comforted and fell asleep, but her mood was still a bit bad, and she looked downcast.
On the way to the mansion, Teng Heng called.
“Are you up? Let’s go downstairs to have breakfast together.” Teng Heng yawned and just turned over, waking up.
Zhou Mengyan said coldly: “I am not here to sign the contract today. I just returned to Lincheng.”
“Back to Lincheng?!” Teng Heng opened his eyes, “I heard that right? Brother, what are you doing back to Lincheng?”
Zhou Mengyan was silent for a moment:
“Something happened to Ruan Yan, I want to come back.”
Zhou Mengyan was not in the mood at the moment, and explained in two or three sentences, “I let Jiang Cheng stay there, and he is solely responsible for the contract today.”
Teng Heng was in disbelief, “Do you know how important this contract is today? Smith said that you have to be there in person. You don’t know how strange his character is. If he doesn’t see you today, he probably won’t sign it in annoyance. A 210 million-yuan cooperation case, you just left when you said you left?”
At the end, Zhou Mengyan spoke quietly:
“It’s only 210 million.”
Teng Heng: “…”
“I think you are f̲u̲c̲k̲i̲n̲g̲ crazy Zhou Mengyan, is this still you?”
In Zhou Mengyan’s mind, the company will always be the first.
He actually put down his work for Ruan Yan one day and said such a thing???
Does this person remember the words of contractual marriage that he said at the beginning?!
The man on that end did not answer.
He seemed to have acquiesced to this kind of irrational behavior.
Teng Heng suddenly realized something, sat up, smiled, “Zhou Mengyan–“
The next moment, the wind from outside the car window poured in, with Teng Heng’s voice, reaching Zhou Mengyan’s ears:
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“Don’t tell me, do you like Ruan Yan?”
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