Chapter 20

       Zhou Yan looked at Ning Junyan in a panic, as if he didn’t know how to react.

       It was Chen Yuncheng who said, “It has been sixteen years.”

       That year, when the foster father and foster mother were arrested and imprisoned, Ning Junyan left with his parents, Zhou Yan was sent back to his hometown, and Chen Yuncheng entered a welfare institution. After they separated, they did not get together again until this year.

       It should have been a touching scene, but Zhou Yan couldn’t care about it at this time, he still had his own worries.

       Ning Junyan took out his right hand from his jacket pocket and stretched it out in front of Zhou Yan.

       Zhou Yan took his hand and forced a smile.

       When he let go, Ning Junyan asked Chen Yuncheng, “Did I interrupt your conversation?”

       Chen Yuncheng shook his head, “No, how did you know we were here?”

       Ning Junyan raised his head slightly, “I saw it from the office window.”

       When Chen Yuncheng heard the words, he looked up and saw that directly opposite the garden was the inpatient building where Ning Junyan’s department was located, with a glass window facing his office. At that time, Chen Yuncheng glanced down from his office window and vaguely remembered that there was a garden below.

       “Still not off duty yet? Or are you on duty today?” Chen Yuncheng asked.

       Ning Junyan said, “There is an operation in the afternoon, and I just finished it.”

       When Chen Yuncheng heard him say this, he suddenly noticed that his hair was still slightly damp, probably it was not long after he took a shower.

       “Have you eaten yet?” Chen Yuncheng asked him.

       Ning Junyan shook his head.

       Zhou Yan standing beside was somewhat a little irritable, he gently pulled Chen Yuncheng’s sleeve, and whispered, “Cheng ge, I have something to tell you.”

       After he said this, Ning Junyan looked at him.

       Ning Junyan’s eyes seemed calm and did not contain any emotion, but Zhou Yan’s heart trembled for no reason, and for some reason he suddenly recalled the first time he met Ning Junyan when he was a child.

       Zhou Yan was different from Chen Yuncheng and Ning Junyan. He ran away from home by himself when he was only seven years old that year. He was alone on the street and met the foster father. The foster father bought food for him and said he would find him a place to live. He could work in exchange for food and asked him if he wanted to follow. He agreed.

       When Zhou Yan followed the foster father back to the yard, he saw Chen Yuncheng and Ning Junyan. At that time, Chen Yuncheng was tolerable, but Ning Junyan was already quite tall, almost taller than the foster father. Chen Yuncheng was very friendly to him, but Ning Junyan left him with a deep impression.

       He still remembered that when they went into the yard, the foster father called out Chen Yuncheng, saying that he had brought a child back.

       Chen Yuncheng squatted on the steps, greeted him with a smile, and said, “My name is Chen Yuncheng, what’s yours?”

       Zhou Yan, who had been wandering alone for a month or two, was not afraid of someone new and said to Chen Yuncheng, “I’m Zhou Yan.”

       Chen Yuncheng smiled and said, “Hello.”

       The foster father went into the kitchen at that time, and only Chen Yuncheng and Zhou Yan were left in the yard. Chen Yuncheng suddenly waved to Zhou Yan and motioned him to go over.

       Zhou Yan approached nervously.

       Chen Yuncheng approached his ear and asked him in a low voice, “How did you come here? Where are your family members?”

       Zhou Yan lied, “I have no family.”

       “Oh,” Chen Yuncheng’s eyes instantly became gentler when he looked at him, probably feeling a little sympathetic to him.

       At this time, Ning Junyan walked out of the room, stopped beside Chen Yuncheng, and looked down at Zhou Yan.

       Ning Junyan, who was already tall, was standing at the bottom of the steps. He looked at Zhou Yan with a cold gaze and did not open his mouth to speak.

       At that moment, Zhou Yan felt a strong sense of oppression, and he subconsciously stepped back several steps, farther away from Chen Yuncheng and Ning Junyan.

       Ning Junyan crouched down beside Chen Yuncheng.

       Chen Yuncheng turned his head to look at him, took out candy from his pocket, and asked him, “Want some candy?”

       Ning Junyan didn’t answer, but just reached out and took the candy, his nimble fingers quickly peeled off the candy wrapper, and then fed the candy into Chen Yuncheng’s mouth.

       The candy was fed to Chen Yuncheng suddenly, and subconsciously opened her mouth to take it in before he whispered, “It’s for you.”

       Ning Junyan just said “um”.

       Zhou Yan looked at them, and at the same time heard his foster father calling him loudly in the kitchen, so he responded and walked towards the kitchen. Before he entered the kitchen, he couldn’t help but look back and saw Chen Yuncheng turning his head to Ning Junyan’s ear. After saying something in a low voice, Ning Junyan didn’t move. After a while, Chen Yuncheng smiled and reached out to pat Ning Junyan’s face, then turned back and continued to look at the middle of the yard.

       The first time he saw Ning Junyan, Zhou Yan was not afraid of him at that time. What made him feel that Ning Junyan was a scary person was the latter half a year together. Ning Junyan almost killed his godfather and was stopped by Chen Yuncheng and the foster mother.

       Zhou Yan was in the corner at that time and did not dare to move a muscle. It almost became difficult to breathe, so this fear of Ning Junyan has spread to the present.

       He originally wanted to chat with Chen Yuncheng in private for a while, but at this time he couldn’t say anything, and could only look at Ning Junyan nervously.

       Ning Junyan said to Chen Yuncheng, “Would you like to accompany me to dinner?”

       Chen Yuncheng didn’t answer him immediately but glanced at Zhou Yan.

       Zhou Yan didn’t dare to speak and anxiously waited for Chen Yuncheng’s answer.

       In the end, Chen Yuncheng nodded to Ning Junyan and said, “Sure.”

       Zhou Yan couldn’t help calling out again, “Cheng ge.”

       Chen Yuncheng said to Zhou Yan, “Let’s go together, you haven’t seen each other for so long either, we can talk.”

       Zhou Yan was not in the mood to eat, and he didn’t really want to stay with Ning Jun for an extended period of time. He said, “I have to go see my son. Jiajia should go back to take a bath and rest.”

       Chen Yuncheng knew it was no good to force it and said to Zhou Yan, “Then go, I’ll call you later.”

       Zhou Yan responded quickly, “Okay.”

       Ning Junyan had a very simple dinner. He did not drive, but left the hospital on foot with Chen Yuncheng, went to a nearby fast-food restaurant, and ordered a set meal.

       “Don’t you want to eat something?” Ning Junyan asked Chen Yuncheng.

       Chen Yuncheng shook his head and sat opposite him, “I’ll watch you eat.”

       The fast-food restaurant was brightly lit, and since it was already after dinner time, there were only seven or eight tables of guests, all of whom were far away from each other, so the surroundings around the two of them seemed quiet.

       Ning Junyan ate in a very refined manner. He picked up the cola delivered with the set meal, and then unwrapped the plastic packaging of the spoon, when he lowered his head to scoop the rice, he raised his head and asked Chen Yuncheng, “Are you here to accompany me to dinner?”

       Chen Yuncheng smiled and said, “Yeah.” But then he said, “You eat first, and I’ll tell you something after eating.”

       Ning Junyan said, “You can just say it.”

       Chen Yuncheng said, “I’ll wait for you to finish eating.”

       The spoon in Ning Junyan’s hand didn’t move, he just said, “I told you, you can come to me with anything.”

       Chen Yuncheng hesitated for a moment, and he said, “Can you help Zhou Yan?”

       Ning Junyan didn’t speak, and just motioned Chen Yuncheng to continue with his eyes.

       Chen Yuncheng said, “His son is sick and is now hospitalised in your hospital, he still has to wait for the right time to have an operation, which will cost a large sum of money.”

       When Ning Junyan heard this, he lowered his head and started to eat the food on his plate. While eating, he asked in a flat tone, “How much is a large sum of money?”

       Chen Yuncheng said, “A hundred thousand or so, I don’t know how much money he has now.”

       Ning Junyan ate and didn’t speak, Chen Yuncheng looked at him quietly and didn’t want to disturb him, until he stopped to drink water, and when he raised his head again, he said to Chen Yuncheng, “Did you ask me for help or did he ask me for help?”

       Chen Yuncheng didn’t answer, but asked, “Do you mean you won’t help if he was the one asking for your help?”

       Ning Junyan looked at him and said, “The price is different.”

       Chen Yuncheng smiled, “I’m the one who asked for your help, so tell me what the price is, can I afford to pay it?”

       Ning Junyan didn’t answer for a long time and looked straight at Chen Yuncheng until Chen Yuncheng was a little uncomfortable with his gaze, and then he said, “You can afford it.”



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Chen Yuncheng was not a big shot in the past. In fact, he and his friends are people at the bottom of the social ladder. They have no money and have never read any books. They always wanted to make a lot of money but had no channels, and most of the time the little money they made was quickly spent ……

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1 Comment

  1. lex

    thank u so much for the chapter!!!


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