Honeyed Marriage - Chapter 90
Edited by ABE
After Ruan Yan said this, there was silence in the room for a few seconds.
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When she saw that he hadn’t spoken for a long time, she was still puzzled: “What’s wrong?”
Zhou Mengyan got up, smoothened out his gloomy expression, and spoke after a while:
“I will go back to the study first.”
Seeing him leaving the room, Ruan Yan tilted her head. Did she say something wrong just now? It seemed that every sentence was quite reasonable.
On the other side, the man returned to the study, closed the door, and sat quietly at the desk.
He closed his laptop and began to slowly recall what he had said in front of Ruan Yan since his marriage.
Or maybe, what pits he dug for himself.
At the beginning of the pre-marriage agreement with Ruan Yan, he said that he did not want this marriage to be mixed with complicated emotions. If they didn’t have feelings for each other, it would make life much easier.
And he clearly mentioned that he did not care about the relationship between Ruan Yan and other men, and this would not affect their relationship of interest.
There were still a lot of instances of his carelessness…
He regretted it now, but Ruan Yan took it all seriously.
And it was clearer than he remembered.
Now in her heart, he was just a tool for marriage.
Zhou Mengyan closed his eyes and pressed his eyebrows irritably.
Depressed alone for a long time, he took out his cell phone and called Teng Heng.
On the other end, the background was lively and noisy. Teng Heng said “wait” and then walked out of the nightclub private room.
When he arrived at the door, he wiped out the cigarette butt and threw it into the trash can, “What’s the matter with you? I’m not in the mood to talk about work with you now, I’m singing.”
“Oh? It’s a private matter? A personal relationship issue?”
Zhou Mengyan did not answer, but silently acquiesced.
Teng Heng smiled, “I see, it is related to Ruan Yan?”
He remembered the question he asked Zhou Mengyan if he liked Ruan Yan a few days ago. At that time, the other party just asked him indifferently, “Are you so surprised?”
But when he heard this answer, Teng Heng suspected that he was still in a dream.
In all the years of Teng Heng’s life, it was enough to hear that Zhou Mengyan would get married, but he could still hear him saying that he was passionate for a girl.
It was just like going all out.
Teng Heng retracted his memories and joked, “I hear from your gloomy tone that something is wrong. Is it possible that our dignified President Zhou has encountered setbacks on the road to relationships?”
Zhou Mengyan was silent for a few seconds, and his voice was dull: “Ruan Yan has no thoughts in that regard to me.”
Hearing this, Teng Heng immediately burst into laughter for thirty seconds.
Zhou Mengyan’s face was completely dark, “What’s so funny?”
“Brother, you’ve heard a saying called Feng Shui turns around, has God spared anyone?” Teng Heng recalled Zhou Mengyan’s aggrieved and uncomfortable tone just now, but without a care in the world, he laughed until he was out of breath, “You should have today!”
“You laugh at me again and I hang up.”
“I don’t think you are really going to hang up in front of Ruan Yan.”
After Teng Heng finished laughing, he calmed down a bit and started talking about the topic at hand: “Of course Ruan Yan doesn’t like you. Do you think she might like you? She let you do all the bad things at the beginning, and she naturally didn’t dare to have any ideas in that aspect. In her mind, knowing that you will not like her, do you think a girl will ask herself to have a crush on you?”
“Also, think about how you usually treat her, busy with work and socializing, and not going home for a few days. She buys Chinese herbal medicine for your mother, and you blame her for running around. In addition to giving her money, you have to be with her.”
Teng Heng said, “Of course, you didn’t like her back then. I just want to say that it’s normal for Ruan Yan to find you boring. Girls like someone not just by rolling in the sheets. You want to do a fake show, but people always think it’s acting.”
Zhou Mengyan’s eyes darkened, “I know.”
He now knew all of this.
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The first time Teng Heng saw Zhou Mengyan, he would be worried about his feelings, and he felt a sense of gratification like a father seeing his son grow up, “Don’t be sad, what you have to do now is to make your wife like you.”
“Let’s chase her well, so she doesn’t find this marriage unbearable one day, otherwise a divorce agreement will be placed in front of you in the future, and you will regret it at that time.”
On New Year’s Eve morning two days later, Ruan Yan was awakened by the sound of firecrackers near her home.
After she gradually woke up, she felt a hand on her waist and couldn’t move.
She opened her eyes in a daze, and found that she was actually holding Zhou Mengyan tightly, her head still leaning on his chest, being in his arms!
Ruan Yan’s heart felt suffocated, and the roots of her ears were tinted red.
They didn’t usually sleep in such an intimate posture. If there was no special exercise at night, they would lie on one side without disturbing each other. Even after exercising, they would sleep separately.
It’s over. It’s not that I fell asleep last night and stuck to his side…?
She was so scared that she tried to get out quickly, afraid that he would be embarrassed when he woke up. Who knew that she pulled her hand back, and just as she was about to escape, she heard the man’s sleepy voice falling above her head:
“What are you doing?”
Ruan Yan whispered from the bottom of her heart, and her cheeks were hot: “Um, I don’t remember… I don’t know how I fell asleep and held you, sorry…”
She wanted to continue withdrawing her hand, who knew he held her tighter, and calmly said: “I am holding you.”
Ruan Yan: “?”
Zhou Mengyan found an excuse to explain, “It was too cold last night.”
Ruan Yan:? How does she feel okay?
After a while, the girl asked weakly, “Then you are… still cold?”
He still hugged her: “It’s pretty cold.”
Ruan Yan thought for a while, “Did you have a fever?”
“…” Zhou Mengyan’s lips curled up, holding her hand, “Would you like to touch it?”
Ruan Yan’s hand was taken and touched his forehead, as if he did not have a fever. Seeing that he was still holding her, Ruan Yan thought about something and suddenly said: “Meng Yan, wait, I’ll get out of bed.”
The man had to let her go first. Ruan Yan fumbled to the sofa, picked up one of the things on it, and went to the small study next door. Five minutes later, she returned.
Zhou Mengyan, who was lying on the bed, heard the girl approaching, then lifted the quilt and climbed onto the bed. He touched her right hand, closed his eyes and held it subconsciously. Who knew she pulled it away, and put a furry hot water bottle in front of him.
He opened his eyes and saw Ruan Yan smiled, “I gave you a hot water bottle. You can hold it at night, so you won’t be cold.”
Zhou Mengyan: “…”
“I’m going to wash.” She quickly got out of bed.
Zhou Mengyan looked at the hot water bottle in his arms and laughed for a while.
His wife had a very peculiar way of thinking.
After washing, Ruan Yan went downstairs earlier than Zhou Mengyan. Today was New Year’s Eve. After cleaning the house, she would put up red paper cuttings on the windows and Spring Festival couplets. Qin Xi liked the atmosphere of the New Year and she also liked to decorate.
T/N: According to the internet, Chinese like to stick up paper cuttings on the window grilles during the Lunar New Year.
Qin Xi was cutting the paper cuttings in the living room and saw Ruan Yan coming down, so she took her to the kitchen for breakfast. Qin Xi sat down beside her, busy working, and asked: “Yanyan likes taro cake or brown sugar rice cakes?”
“I like them both, and my grandmother usually makes them.”
“Where is your grandma’s house?”
“That’s pretty close to here.”
The two chatted, Zhou Mengyan came downstairs, wearing a casual light gray sweater, his complexion was a little softer. He walked to the dining room, and then sat down opposite Ruan Yan. Qin Xi smiled and looked at him: “Yanyan drink, it’s peanut soup, do you want to eat?”
“I like it.”
After the servant brought up breakfast, Qin Xi and Ruan Yan talked about something: “The Taoyuan Road near our house seems to be celebrating the New Year’s Day today, selling a lot of rice cakes and sweets. Would you like to go shopping? I haven’t gone out, and it’s quite boring at home.”
Ruan Yan instantly became interested when she heard about rice cakes and candy, “Okay.”
“But I’m busy today, so I can’t accompany you,” Qin Xi looked at Zhou Mengyan who was opposite, and asked tentatively, “Or Mengyan, if you are free today, go shopping with Ruan Yan? How about taking a holiday by yourself?”
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Ruan Yan was stunned, but when she saw that the other person did not respond, Zhou Mengyan said that it was okay, replying with a:
T/N: Sorry for the late post, got busy with school ಥ‿ಥ
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