Honeyed Marriage - Chapter 87
Edited by ABE
That night, Ruan Yan slept very unsteadily.
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She felt like she was staying in a shallow consciousness, waking up from time to time, shuttling between dreams. Her brain was messy, like twine tangled together.
In the dream, she herself seemed to be pulled out of the car time and time again. She felt pain all over her body, and her face was full of tears.
When she looked back, the car she’d been in exploded and the flames soared, as if pushed by the air like a bright and terrifying firework.
This was the last scene her eyes saw before she went blind.
She experienced the nightmare, or the reality-like re-enactment, repeatedly.
It wasn’t until Xi Wei was approaching that the horizon turned white, and Ruan Yan finally became exhausted and fell asleep after an extended fear-filled period.
Approaching eight o’clock, Ye Qing slept lightly on the sofa in the living room of the suite, and heard the doorbell.
She opened her eyes, shook out her sleep and got up immediately.
She opened the door and saw the person standing at the door, and she was taken aback: “Mr Zhou?”
The man in the black stand-up-collared windbreaker had a cold and frosty face, with the chill outside, and he was dusty.
When he walked into the suite, his eyebrows were slightly furrowed, and his voice was like sand:
“Where is Ruan Yan?”
Ye Qing nodded: “It’s too hot in the room. She didn’t fall asleep until five o’clock just now, and then I came out.”
Zhou Mengyan took off his jacket and walked inside, “What happened after the phone call last night?”
“On the way to bringing your wife here last night, she still felt a bit nauseous. After resting here, her reaction was not so strong. I wanted to buy her something to eat, but she also had no appetite, and even drinking water was uncomfortable for her.”
Ye Qing said: “I asked your wife what the reason was, and she said it was… she remembered the car accident last year.The car exploded during the car accident, so yesterday after seeing the fire she had such a big reaction.”
Everyone may have a different reaction when recalling the big stimulus received in life, and Ruan Yan’s reaction was to feel nausea.
Upon hearing this, Zhou Mengyan’s eyes sank a little.
After a long while, he said in a deep voice:
“I’ll go in and see her, go and rest.”
Zhou Mengyan softly opened the bedroom door and then closed it. After walking a few steps inside, he saw Ruan Yan on the bed.
The girl was curled up, her eyes closed, petite and thin, her complexion was not very good, and her lips were pale in color.
He stepped forward and finally went to the bed.
Zhou Mengyan lay on her side, his long arms gently wrapped around her from behind, and as soon as he did that, he fished her into his arms.
Ruan Yan’s head leaned against his chest, her eyebrows furrowed. She opened her eyes in a daze, and she felt that she was being embraced.
In a moment of horror, she suddenly smelled the familiar masculine scent, and her mind was shocked: “…Meng Yan?”
He raised his hand and pushed away the stray hair on her cheek, his voice was dumb:
“Did I wake you up?”
“Why are you here? Aren’t you on a business trip?” Ruan Yan was shocked and confused, “Am I dreaming again?”
“It’s not a dream.”
He looked down at her, “I’m back.”
“You, aren’t you supposed to come back tomorrow?”
Ruan Yan felt confused.
He tightened his hand around her waist, pressed his chin lightly against the top of her hair, closed his eyes, and explained after a while:
“My side… is over earlier.”
He hugged her and was silent for a while, then slightly let go of his embrace, and looked at her face: “Were you uncomfortable last night?”
Ruan Yan was startled and nodded dully.
“Is it because you remembered the car accident?”
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Zhou Mengyan suddenly remembered that he had never tried to understand these things about her since he married her.
Because he was originally not interested in her past, what kind of car accident she had, and how she was living in the Ruan family’s house, he didn’t care about it at all.
He only cared about the benefits and value Ruan Yan could bring to him. She had nothing to do with him, they were just an untouched contract couple.
No wonder she once said that she didn’t think he would care.
The man said dumbly: “If you feel bored and want to tell me about the car accident, I will listen.”
Ruan Yan heard the words, and gradually felt she had a sore nose, and shook her head:
“I just wish…that car accident never happened.”
On the night of the car accident, Ruan Yunshan planned to go to a jewellery dinner. Ruan Ling and Feng Zhuang were going abroad for vacation. Ruan Yan was bored at home, and then she wanted to go with him. Ruan Yunshan came back to pick her up from the company.
The dinner was at a mountain village halfway up the mountain. On the way up the mountain, because the driver hit the steering wheel too quickly when he encountered a large truck driving illegally, the vehicle overturned and caused a serious traffic accident…
Ruan Yan’s eyes felt hot, “I sometimes wonder if this car accident happened because of me… If my father didn’t go home to pick me up, maybe he wouldn’t have run into the big truck at all, and neither would my father…”
The man raised his hand and wiped the tears from her cheeks with his fingertips, watching her cry. His heart felt as if he was stabbed with a knife, “Ruan Yan, this had nothing to do with you.”
“The car accident did happen, but it had nothing to do with you,” he squeezed her chin and said softly: “Don’t take the responsibility on yourself, you know?”
“The matter is over, don’t think about it. Your father certainly doesn’t want you to be so sad, right?”
Ruan Yan nodded lightly, and sobbed against his chest. He comforted and talked a lot with her.
She did not have to feel guilty and find it difficult to let go, because she herself was also an innocent victim.
After a while, she finally stopped sobbing. Zhou Mengyan lowered his head, his lips inadvertently rubbed her earlobe, and his helpless low voice fell in her ears:
Ruan Yan also didn’t know if the words were ridiculing, so she buried his head and hummed softly. The man embraced her and sighed:
“I’ve felt it.”
She was stunned, “What… experience?”
It’s just that he finally realized that he was overwhelmed and confused. It was such a feeling.
“Then if you’ve cried enough now, do you want to sleep?”
His fingers gently stroked her eyes, “It’s already very swollen, and now it’s even more swollen after crying. Do you want to be a national first-class protected animal?*”
(TN: referring to the panda i.e. does she want to become panda-eyed?)
Ruan Yan: qwq.
“Go to sleep.”
Ruan Yan felt sleepy, closed her eyes, and soon fell asleep. Zhou Mengyan looked down at her for a long time, and every eye movement of his seemed to be retracing her face in his mind, his heart became softer and softer.
He suddenly remembered the words Teng Heng asked him this morning.
In fact, at that time, he also wanted to ask himself–
When did I fall in love with Ruan Yan?
She didn’t know why, after finishing talking about the depressive things in her heart, after hearing Zhou Mengyan’s comfort, Ruan Yan felt it was a lot easier to sleep.
After waking up, it was almost noon. She opened her eyes and rolled her body. She found that the person next to her had disappeared. As she was about to sit up, she heard a very low male voice in front of the French window: “Well, I see…”
She looked over and found the man’s vague figure standing in front of the French window.
Zhou Mengyan was talking on the phone with Jiang Cheng, talking about the contract this morning. After the call, he put down his mobile phone and turned his head to see Ruan Yan sitting on the bed, staring in his direction, a little confused and cute.
He walked over.
“Is it annoying you?”
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“No…” She yawned and felt the man sitting down beside her. When she thought of the first time she woke up this morning, she seemed to have been crying in his arms, and her cheeks were slightly red.
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