Day: May 23, 2023

Chapter 77

       It was the first time Chen Yuncheng wore a suit and tie, and he was suddenly a little embarrassed when he looked in the mirror. The shop assistant at the counter helped him tidy up his collar and cuffs and kept complimenting him on how good he looked.

       So he took a closer look at himself in the mirror and saw that he was indeed quite good-looking. He just had his hair trimmed yesterday, revealing a smooth and full forehead. Perhaps it was because of his personality, his facial features were soft, especially when he smiled. His eyes were curved in a way that made people feel close to him.

       Guan Anlin was different, as long as he didn’t smile, his whole body from his eyebrows to the corners of his jaw gave people an illusion of ruthlessness, especially when he wore a suit, he looked even colder. He stood in front of the mirror and looked at himself for a long time. He was obviously very satisfied with this look. He deliberately raised his face and slightly raised his head, revealing his sharp jaw angle, and raised his eyebrows at Chen Yuncheng.

       Chen Yuncheng didn’t bother to talk to him, asked him if he had chosen, and went to check out after Guan Anlin had chosen.

       Chen Yuncheng spent a total of nearly 4,000 yuan on two complete suits, and that was even at a discounted price. When he signed the receipt after swiping his card, his heart was bleeding.

       He warned Guan Anlin, pointing out that he bought this set for him, and told him to take good care of his clothes and only wear them on important occasions in the future.

       Guan Anlin said, “When we have money in the future, we shouldn’t just buy it randomly.” After coming down from the menswear floor, Guan Anlin also bought a pair of sunglasses at the mall, which he felt matched the suit perfectly and made him look like a ruthless character from a movie.

       The fair lasted for three days. Chen Yuncheng took the liquor brand he represented to participate in the fair. He did not have the money to apply for a well-located booth, so he found a corner on the outside, but there were still many customers passing by.

       During these three days, Chen Yuncheng put out many business cards. He got to know a lot of wine manufacturers and even signed a great number of orders on the last day, which was a great harvest for him.

       Chen Yuncheng was in a good mood. On the last day of the fair, he asked Guan Anlin to drive the packed things back to the store and then called all the employees in the store to have a meal with the two female college students he invited to work at the fair.

       The two female college students were very beautiful and were particularly fond of Chen Yuncheng. Chen Yuncheng also took good care of them and didn’t ask them to drink while eating. Because he was in a better mood, he took off his coat, leaned on the back of the chair with only his shirt on, smoked a cigarette and smiled as he watched Guan Anlin and the others clumsily chatting with two female college students.

       When they finished eating, Chen Yuncheng asked Guan Anlin to send the two female students back to school. He put his arm around Guan Anlin’s shoulders and walked to the side to give him a few words of advice.

       Guan Anlin was a little unhappy, “Who do you think I am? I’m a decent person.”

       Chen Yuncheng smiled.

       Guan Anlin asked him, “Where are you going?”

       Chen Yuncheng seemed to smile even more happily, and said, “I’ll go find Ning Junyan.”

       Guan Anlin made a ‘tsk’, not wanting to comment.

       Chen Yuncheng let go of the hand that was holding Guan Anlin’s shoulder, raised his hand and waved to tell everyone to drive safely when they go back. He put his suit jacket on his arm and went to the side of the road to hail a taxi.

       Tonight, Ning Junyan was working the night shift at the hospital. Chen Yuncheng felt it was a pity, but he really wanted to see him, so he called him just now to ask if he was busy.

       Ning Junyan said, “Not busy.”

       Chen Yuncheng said, “Let me come to see you and bring you some supper.”

       Ning Junyan said to him, “Just bring yourself.”

       Chen Yuncheng got into the taxi and leaned his head back against the back seat, raising his hand to cover his face after a while. He was a little dizzy after drinking, but there was a wave of inexplicable excitement. He didn’t know whether he was excited that the fair was going well or that he was going to see Ning Junyan next.

       During the three months that he had put his life on the line to make money, it wasn’t that he and Ning Junyan hadn’t seen each other, but they really couldn’t see each other much, sometimes once a week, and sometimes even when he had made an appointment to go over at night, he would break it.

       He knew that Ning Junyan was unhappy, but actually, he also missed Ning Junyan very much. When he was really tired, he wanted to go to Ning Junyan and sleep in his arms, so that he could do nothing and think about nothing, but he thought of what Shu Rong said to him, and the fact that he still owed Ning Junyan 200,000, forced himself to give up his thoughts, put on a cold face and continued to work hard.

       Soon. Chen Yuncheng always said to himself, everything was getting better and better. It really did get better and better, so good that he couldn’t help but want to see Ning Junyan and share his happiness with him.

       The inpatient building was very deserted at night. Chen Yuncheng walked in and put on his coat. He stood in front of a mirror in the lobby on the ground floor, straightened his collar, pushed his hair upwards, patted his cheeks with his hand, and with a flushed cheek turned to the elevator.

       The little excitement and joy never dissipated, causing the corners of his mouth to rise slightly.

       The ward was also very quiet at this time. It was almost bedtime and many of the ward doors were closed, with only the faint sound of people talking coming out.

       Chen Yuncheng walked all the way to the door of Ning Junyan’s office, raised his hand and knocked lightly on the door.

       Ning Junyan’s deep voice came out, “Please come in.”

       Chen Yuncheng opened the door halfway and leaned in to look at him.

       Ning Junyan was wearing a white coat and was sitting behind his desk. On the desk was a thick book that looked like he was reading. He raised his eyes to look at Chen Yuncheng at the door, but didn’t get up, and leaned back slightly on the back of the chair.

       Chen Yuncheng smiled and said, “I’m coming in.”

       Ning Junyan didn’t say anything and just looked at him quietly.

       Chen Yuncheng had been wearing this suit for a few days and had already gotten used to it by now, but he felt embarrassed when he stood in front of Ning Junyan. He walked into the office and closed the door behind him.

       Ning Junyan looked at him carefully from head to toe with calm eyes, and said to him, “Come here.”

       Chen Yuncheng walked up to Ning Junyan, and looked down at him, “What’s the matter?”

       Ning Junyan slowly raised his hand, his long thin fingers holding the bottom edge of Chen Yuncheng’s tie and wrapping it around his index finger before suddenly pulling him hard on his tie, pulling him down to bend over and kiss him on the lips.

       It was an emotionally intense kiss they hadn’t seen each other in over a week.

       Chen Yuncheng quickly became full of emotion under the influence of alcohol, and the way he bend over made him a little uncomfortable. When Ning Junyan hugged his waist, he obediently straddled Ning Junyan’s lap and put his arms around Ning Junyan’s shoulders.

       It wasn’t an easy kiss to end.

       Chen Yuncheng soon felt Ning Junyan pull the hem of his shirt out of the waist of his suit trousers, his warm palm burrowing in to press against the skin of his waist.

       As the hand continued to be restless, Chen Yuncheng forced himself to end the kiss, pressed Ning Junyan’s hand, and said, “What are you doing?”

       Ning Junyan said coldly, “What are you talking about?”

       Chen Yuncheng looked at him and smiled slightly.

       Ning Junyan’s hand reached into Chen Yuncheng’s hair, grabbed his hair and pulled his head back, saying, “Didn’t you dress like this to seduce me?”

       Chen Yuncheng hurriedly said, “Don’t pull it, it hurts!” He regretted that he didn’t ask the barber to cut his hair shorter and let Ning Junyan find a chance to pull his hair.

       Ning Junyan didn’t let go but just relaxed his grip. His eyes slid all the way from Chen Yuncheng’s face, past his Adam’s apple, his collar, to the open chest of his suit jacket, and asked him, “What do you want to do dressed like this?”

       Chen Yuncheng said, “What kind of clothes do you wear? Isn’t this formal attire? Who wears a suit to seduce people?”

       Ning Junyan nipped at the upper edge of his tie knot with his teeth, slowly pulled it away, pressed his lips against his protruding Adam’s apple, and said, “You just want to seduce me, take off your clothes quickly, and cut the crap.”

       Chen Yuncheng suspected that no matter what he was wearing, in Ning Junyan’s eyes, it would look like he was trying to seduce him, so he said helplessly, “Stop making trouble, this is your office, and you are still on duty today.”

       Ning Junyan stopped and looked up at him, “Then what are you doing here?”

       Chen Yuncheng cupped Ning Junyan’s face with his hands and said, “I miss you, Yanyan. Not only does my body miss you, but my heart misses you too.”

       Ning Junyan looked like a wild beast that had been tamed suddenly, put away all the sharpness, raised his arms to hug Chen Yuncheng and leaned against the back of the seat, his palms pressed against Chen Yuncheng’s back, and said, “There is a bed in the duty room.”

       Chen Yuncheng closed his eyes, the corners of his mouth turned up slightly, and said, “Don’t even think about it.”

Chen Yuncheng: Who wears a suit to seduce people?
Also me with suit fetish: (; ̄ー ̄川

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Chapter 76

       On the second day after he returned, Ning Junyan transferred 100,000 yuan to Chen Yuncheng’s card, but he didn’t even call Chen Yuncheng beforehand, not even giving him room to refuse.

       Chen Yuncheng received a text message alert from the bank, and sat in front of the store in a daze for a long time, then called Ning Junyan, “Ning Junyan.”

       “Hm?” Ning Junyan was still at work, standing at the nurse’s station looking through the patient’s medical records while answering Chen Yuncheng’s call.

       Chen Yuncheng said, “Let me put myself as the collateral to you.”

       Ning Junyan’s clean fingertips tapped on the report sheet in front of him. He stopped turning the pages, and said, “Then, move back in.”

       The nurse who was sitting in the nurse’s station and was immersed in writing suddenly raised her head, opened her eyes wide to look at Ning Junyan, and then quickly lowered her head.

       Chen Yuncheng said, “Give me a little more time, I promise you, it will be soon.”

       Ning Junyan asked him, “How fast is soon?”

       Chen Yuncheng replied, “I am going to be swamped soon. Since I want to do this, I want to do my best. When I can afford to pay you back, we’ll live together, okay?”

       Ning Junyan said, “What kind of collateral is that for me? You just like to coax me.”

       At this moment, another nurse happened to walk in, pulled out a chair and sat down. She heard Ning Junyan’s words, showed a terrified expression, carefully looked at Ning Junyan’s face, and confirmed that she did not identify the wrong person.

       Ning Junyan asked him again, “What if you don’t make enough money?”

       Chen Yuncheng suppressed his shame, and said in a low voice, “Then I’m yours too, so I promise I won’t push you away in the future, okay?”

       After a moment of silence, Ning Junyan said, “I’ll go prepare a contract, so you can sign it.”

       Chen Yuncheng couldn’t help but smile when he heard the words, “Do you think it’s useful?”

       Ning Junyan said, “It may not be useful to others, but it ought to be useful to you. You should remember what you said to me today.” After he said that, Ning Junyan closed the medical record, handed it to the nurse and turned to leave.

       The nurse took the medical record book, her mouth reacting faster than her brain, and called out to him, “Chief Ning!”

       Ning Junyan turned to look at her.

       The nurse next to her hurriedly bumped her with an elbow. She came back to her senses and asked, “Are you still reading the medical records? Shall I put it away if not?”

       Ning Junyan said, “Put it away first, I’ll come over later.”

       After Ning Junyan left, the two nurses came together and were surprised to see each other.

       “What did you call him for?”

       “I don’t know, I just called out suddenly.”

       “Who was he talking to on the phone? A girlfriend? I haven’t heard that he has a girlfriend.”

       “How do I know? I just heard it when I came over. It scared me! Did you hear that? Ning Junyan is acting like a baby, it’s terrible.”

       “I don’t know how many people are about to get their hearts broken.”

       “What kind of heartbroken? What you said is hilarious, I haven’t seen anyone who dares to chase him.”

       “Unrequited love is also a cause for a broken heart.”


       Chen Yuncheng received a copy of the mortgage contract from the same city courier that night, and Ning Junyan printed out all the shameful words he said on the phone and asked him to sign.

       When he was sitting by the bed looking at the contract, Guan Anlin moved closer to read it, but Chen Yuncheng quickly blocked it with his hand.

       “What?” Guan Anlin was not very happy, only saw the words of the mortgage loan contract on it, and asked, “What did you mortgage?”

       Chen Yuncheng folded the contract, stuffed it back into the envelope worriedly and put it under his pillow, “Don’t worry about it.” Then he said, “I’m going out for a while now, help me keep an eye on the business.”

       “Where are you going?” Guan Anlin asked.

       Chen Yuncheng said, “To the distillery.”

       He told Ning Junyan that he would be very busy these days and that was not a perfunctory reply, since he decided to get an agent, there would be a lot of things to do next.

       The first thing he did was to take three days to visit a distillery located in another province personally. The distillery was quite small, but the production environment was good, and because it was small, it was easy to connect. Chen Yuncheng suggested that he would like to change some of the goods into small packages when he picked up the goods, and the other party also expressed that they could discuss it.

       After he returned, Chen Yuncheng started visiting hot pot restaurants in the city. He first visited several chain stores with good business and offered to put the wine on consignment in the shops without paying for it. The hot pot restaurant would be paid according to the number of pieces sold. He also had small custom-made billboards and posters that he hoped to place in the shops for free publicity.

       In the beginning, he encountered a lot of rejections, and even couldn’t even meet the boss in many cases, but he didn’t have time to be depressed, so he immediately rushed to the next one, and continued to have the audacity to approach the owner to talk about business.

       At first, Sun Shiliang introduced him to a close friend who runs a hot pot restaurant and asked him to deliver wine there. Later, Chen Yuncheng expanded his scope and found some small shops and Chinese restaurants with good business, and gradually began to improve.

       It was just that it was too tiring. Even if Chen Yuncheng was driven out by his foster father to steal money when he was a child, he was not as tired as he was now. He had to work late into the night almost every day, sometimes not even having time to eat, and could only buy a loaf of bread on the side of the road to eat.

       In addition to this, there were all sorts of social engagements. Chen Yuncheng was not a smoker, but over time he found that there was no way to avoid it and he became addicted to smoking.

       Once Chen Yuncheng came back from a social event and drank too much. The taxi took him to the entrance of the trade market. He stumbled into the market alone, and when he reached the entrance of the shop, he couldn’t find the key, so he sat down on the ground against the roller shutter door.

       Chen Yuncheng raised his head and stared at the sky in a daze. The night sky of the city had neither stars nor moon, it was just pitch black, the night was thick and sticky, not bright at all.

       After a while, Guan Anlin heard the sound and opened the small door. He saw Chen Yuncheng sitting at the door, and froze for a moment as he asked, “Are you okay?” As he said that, he reached out to help Chen Yuncheng up from the ground, and took him inside.

       When Chen Yuncheng entered the room, the first thing he did was to run to the bathroom and vomit.

       Guan Anlin looked disgusted and opened the window to disperse the smell of alcohol, then lit a cigarette to make the air in the room even more polluted. He then leaned against the door and asked him, “Why are you so desperate?”

       Chen Yuncheng vomited enough, got up, rinsed his mouth and face with cold water, and slurred, “fvcking…”

       “Who is fvcking with you?” Guan Anlin thought he was swearing.

       “His mother wants to steal him from me. If I don’t make more money, I have no confidence. It was his mother who took him away before.”

       Guan Anlin originally wanted to ask who is this his mother was, Having heard about this before, he suddenly realized and asked, “You mean Ning Junyan?”

       Chen Yuncheng felt uncomfortable, so he took off his clothes and lay down on the bed.

       Guan Anlin finished his cigarette, stood by the bed and looked at him, saying, “You’re just that desperate for him, huh?”

       Chen Yuncheng opened his eyes and felt that the light was too bright, so he raised his arm to cover his eyes and said, “Turn off the light.”

       Guan Anlin walked to the door and turned off the lights in the room, leaving only the street lights shining in from the windows in the room.

       When Guan Anlin was climbing up to the upper bunk, Chen Yuncheng said, “I thought that if I had been willing to work hard earlier, Zhou Yan would not have killed someone.”

       Guan Anlin moved for a moment, then sharply turned around and sat on the edge of the top bunk bed, the iron bed shifting with his movements as he said, “All you see is Zhou Yan, and that wild man of yours.”

       Chen Yuncheng said in a vague voice, “Isn’t there still you? I have no relatives, only brothers left. You are all doing very well, I’m serious.”

       Guan Anlin lay face up on the bed and whispered, “Isn’t it nauseating?”

       The next morning, Guan Anlin woke up first. He got out of bed and saw that Chen Yuncheng was still sleeping soundly. He suddenly couldn’t bear to wake him up and closed the door gently as he went out alone.

       Chen Yuncheng didn’t get up until after ten o’clock, his hangover hadn’t passed, and he had a terrible headache, so he got up and took a shower and changed into clean clothes before coming out to the shop.

       He ate instant noodles for breakfast in the store. Chen Yuncheng watched the newly recruited driver last month and Shi Peng stocking up together, and Wu Xiaozhu helped them count with the stocking list.

       Because he spent too much time running outside, he wanted to leave Guan Anlin in the store. Seeing that Shi Peng had almost been able to do things properly, he went to hire another delivery driver, and after discussing with Sun Shiliang, he replaced the van with a pickup truck.

       He had been so busy for two or three months, the season has entered midsummer, and every day before noon, the disturbing cicadas began to chirp in the trees in front of the shop.

       The liquor that Chen Yuncheng promoted had opened up in the market, and the business at the tobacco shop was getting better and better.

       At this time, Guan Anlin was crouching at the door waiting for customers to come to him.

       When Chen Yuncheng walked up to him, he saw his gaze falling on the legs of a woman in a short skirt at the entrance of the shop across the street and couldn’t help but slap him on the head.

       Guan Anlin raised his hand to cover his head, “What?”

       Chen Yuncheng said, “Come with me to the fair next week, I’ve applied for a booth.”

       Guan Anlin said, “Okay.”

       Chen Yuncheng was thinking about something, and after a while, he said, “Buy two suits.”

       Guan Anlin looked at him, “Are we going to wear them?”

       Chen Yuncheng nodded.

       Guan Anlin said, “I’ve never worn a suit, should I buy it from Taobao?”

       Chen Yuncheng thought for a while and said, “Let’s buy it at the mall.”

Taobao ftw actually.. Taobao cheap and sometimes you can get a good quality from there…

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Chapter 75

       Chen Yuncheng let Ning Junyan hold him in his arms and said to him, “I can’t borrow your money anymore.”

       Ning Junyan bowed his head and kissed Chen Yuncheng’s hair.

       Chen Yuncheng said, “This money is used to invest in a business. It’s different from the need to save someone’s life as soon as possible. This time, it’s not necessary. I slow down and take my time. As long as I work harder, I can always make money.”

       Ning Junyan tilted his head, rubbing his cheek against the top of his head, as if he could not enjoy this intimate touch more, and said, “Then what am I going to do with the money?”

       Chen Yuncheng said “Huh?” and gave him a puzzled look, “What?”

       Ning Junyan said, “I want to make money to provide for my wife.”

       Chen Yuncheng couldn’t help but laugh when he heard the words, “I don’t want you to provide me.”

       Ning Junyan said, “Then you admit to being my wife?”

       Chen Yuncheng smiled and did not speak.

       Ning Junyan said again, “Then you can provide for me, I will give you all my money, and you will buy me everything in the future.”

       Chen Yuncheng said: “Whatever you want now, I will buy it for you if I can afford it. You don’t need to hand over the money to me.”

       Ning Junyan was silent for a while, and said, “Don’t you think that’s unfair?”

       “How is it unfair?”

       Ning Junyan cupped Chen Yuncheng’s chin with his hands, lifted his head and looked at him with a serious expression, “You think I can spend your money, but you can’t spend mine. Do you put us on an equal footing inside your heart?”

       Chen Yuncheng thought for a while, and answered him seriously, “This is different. What I need now is not such a small amount of money for daily expenses. Doing business is very risky, and the money I invest may not always pay off. So how can you ask me to take a risk with your money? And also I still owe you money.”

       “You also refuse to use my money for daily expenses, you don’t even live in the house, and you don’t want the clothes, what do you take me for?” Ning Jun Yan’s tone was a little cold like he was really angry.

       Chen Yuncheng tried to sit up, but he first pushed away Ning Junyan’s hand that was pinning him down, and just as he braced himself to leave Ning Junyan’s embrace, he was grabbed back by Ning Junyan again.

       Ning Junyan put his arms around him, and said coldly, “What are you running for!”

       Chen Yuncheng had no choice but to continue to let Ning Junyan hold him, and said, “I am very serious about this relationship, don’t say that to me. Perhaps because I am too serious about this, sometimes I don’t know how to deal with it.” After he finished speaking, Chen Yuncheng looked up at Ning Junyan, he was always afraid that if he did not do well enough in some things, one day it would affect the relationship between him and Ning Junyan.

       Ning Junyan was stared at by Chen Yuncheng for a long time, his eyelashes drooped, his eyes became soft, and he asked Chen Yuncheng, “So what are your plans for this money?”

       Chen Yuncheng said, “I’m going to find a way to borrow it, and I’ll think of a way.”

       Ning Junyan asked again, “What way?”

       “A bank or some financial institution,” Chen Yuncheng had been looking at various financial institutions for loans, hoping to find one that was slightly more reliable.

       Ning Junyan asked, “Do you want to try a mortgage loan1A mortgage is an agreement between you and a lender that gives the lender the right to take your property if you fail to repay the money you’ve borrowed plus interest.?”

       Chen Yuncheng was a little strange, and said, “What to take as collateral? I don’t have anything as collateral.”

       Ning Junyan lifted Chen Yuncheng’s face and looked at it, then stretched out his hand to lift the quilt to take a look that they were both still undressed. Chen Yuncheng quickly pulled back the quilt and then heard Ning Junyan say, “Take your body as collateral.”

       Chen Yuncheng was angry and amused and said, “My body is only worth 100,000 yuan?”

       Ning Junyan said flatly, “And no one wants it but me.”

       Chen Yuncheng did not agree, “That’s not necessarily true.”

       Ning Junyan suddenly rolled over and pinned him down, and said in a cold tone, “It’s not necessarily true indeed. Don’t even think about it.”

       Chen Yuncheng looked at him with a faint smile, “Knock it off.”

       Ning Junyan relaxed his strength, lay on Chen Yuncheng’s body, and said, “Give yourself to me as collateral, and I’ll give you the money. If 100,000 yuan is not enough, I’ll try to earn more, and I’ll give you as much as I want.”

       Chen Yuncheng raised his arms to hug him, and suddenly felt sourness in his heart, and said, “Enough is enough. Only in your heart, I am worth so much money.”

       Ning Junyan said, “Everything all good now?”

       Chen Yuncheng answered him, “Let me give it some thoughts again.”

       They woke up very early the next day, and Ning Junyan drove to pick up Gu Yaojia and the child, and then rushed to Zhou Yan’s hometown Central Court.

       When she arrived at the court, the trial had not yet started. When Gu Yaojia wanted to enter the court with her son in her arms, she was stopped by the bailiff and the child was not allowed to enter.

       Gu Yaojia was in a difficult position and begged the bailiff for a few minutes, but was not accommodated.

       Ning Junyan then said, “You can leave the child to me and go in.”

       Gu Yaojia heard the words and looked at him.

       Chen Yuncheng said to Gu Yaojia, “Let him watch the child while the two of us go in and listen to the court hearing.”

       Gu Yaojia had no better choice and handed over the child to Ning Junyan.

       The child cried all of a sudden as he was handed over to the strange man.

       Chen Yuncheng saw that Ning Junyan frowned, looking a little at a loss, and asked him, “Are you going to be fine?”

       Ning Junyan just nodded.

       Gu Yaojia comforted the child for a while and only when she heard that the court was about to start inside did she go in with Chen Yuncheng and find a seat.

       When Zhou Yan was brought out by the bailiff, he glanced in their direction, looking slightly agitated, but soon he stood in the defendant’s position with his back to them.

       Chen Yuncheng hadn’t seen Zhou Yan for several months. His hair was cut very short, and after being locked up in the detention centre for so long, he looked surprisingly paler and fatter

       Gu Yaojia sat next to Chen Yuncheng, staring at Zhou Yan’s back with red eyes.

       The trial was a bit dull, the legal aid agency had appointed a lawyer for Zhou Yan, but because Zhou Yan had already pleaded guilty, the lawyer only tried to defend him as lightly as possible.

       Midway through the trial, Chen Yuncheng came out and saw Ning Junyan sitting on the bench outside, looking at the sleeping child lying on his lap, with no emotion in his eyes.

       “Asleep?” Chen Yuncheng walked to him and asked him in a low voice.

       Ning Junyan raised his head and gave a soft “hmm”.

       Chen Yuncheng was suddenly curious about Ning Junyan’s thoughts, and asked him, “Do you think the child is cute?”

       “No,” Ning Junyan replied without thinking.

       Chen Yuncheng stretched out a hand to him, “You really don’t want a child at all?”

       Ning Junyan took Chen Yuncheng’s hand and touched it to his lips, “I don’t need one, you’re enough.”

       The trial lasted until noon and was adjourned for an hour, and the verdict was not delivered until the afternoon.

       Zhou Yan was convicted of intentional homicide and theft and sentenced to fifteen years in prison for both crimes. He said in court that he would not appeal.

       Gu Yaojia suddenly got up at this point. She left the courtroom and went out to hold the child and tried to come in, but was stopped by the bailiff at the door, so she shouted Zhou Yan’s name.

       Zhou Yan turned around.

       Gu Yaojia cried and said, “Look at your son!”

       The bailiff quickly took Gu Yaojia out.

       Chen Yuncheng watched as Zhou Yan cried bitterly, and couldn’t help but got his eyes. He waited until Zhou Yan was taken away by the bailiff, then got up and left the court.

       Outside the courtroom, Gu Yaojia was sitting on a bench, holding the baby and crying all the time, while Ning Junyan stood beside her and calmly handed her a tissue.

       Gu Yaojia reached out and took it, unable to even say the word ‘thank you’ properly.

       Chen Yuncheng came over and stood beside Ning Junyan. Ning Junyan glanced at him and handed over the whole pack of tissues, “Do you need it?”

       “No,” Chen Yuncheng said and just stood a little closer to Ning Junyan. The back of his hand lightly touched the back of Ning Jungyan’s hand, until Ning Junyan grabbed his hand and held it firmly.

       They waited until Gu Yaojia recovered a little before leaving, and drove Gu Yaojia home for two hours.

       When they said goodbye, only Chen Yuncheng got out of the car, and Ning Junyan sat in the driver’s seat without moving.

       Holding the sleeping child in her arms, Gu Yaojia said to Chen Yuncheng, “Cheng ge, thank you.”

       Chen Yuncheng shook his head, hesitated, and said, “If it’s possible, would you like to take your child to visit Zhou Yan?”

       Gu Yaojia replied, “I don’t know, do you think it’s good for the child?”

       Chen Yuncheng can’t answer this question. Zhou Yan was his friend, and from his point of view, he would always think more about Zhou Yan. He knew that Zhou Yan must very much hope that his son can visit him. As for whether it was good for the child, he really couldn’t figure it out either.

       “It’s okay,” Chen Yuncheng said, “You could think about it, after all, you are the child’s mother.”

       Gu Yaojia nodded, and she asked Chen Yuncheng, “Cheng ge, are you and Dr. Ning—”

       Chen Yuncheng said, “Yeah?”

       Gu Yaojia smiled, “It’s nothing, thank you for coming to pick me up, do you still have to rush back now?”

       Chen Yuncheng replied, “Yes, Dr. Ning has to go to work tomorrow.”

       Gu Yaojia said, “Be careful on the road, and send me a message when you arrive.”

       “Okay,” Chen Yuncheng said. He stepped back and waved to Gu Yaojia, turned around and opened the car door, returned to the passenger seat, and said to Ning Junyan, “Let’s go.”

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Chapter 24

       Xu Ye hadn’t completely calmed down until he got home.


       He thought he was a good kisser and had a lot of experience, but he was ashamed of himself for reacting like an inexperienced person in that man’s arms. He felt that he had been poisoned by something called Chu Yu. This poison caused him to throw away his armour, and lose control of himself like a newly hatched chick.


       “This is really crazy…” Xu Ye fell on his back on the bed and sighed.


       The dinner was made by Auntie Qin, the hourly worker. She was cutting vegetables when she saw Xu Ye standing at the kitchen door looking her way, and hurriedly asked, “Are you hungry? I’ll hurry up.”


       “Not hungry. Take your time and let me see how these dishes are made.” Xu Ye folded his hands and leaned against the door.


       Aunt Qin froze and thought that Xu Ye was joking, but found that Xu Ye was looking at her seriously. She didn’t understand how this young master, who usually didn’t have any interest, suddenly became interested in learning how to cook, but she was very happy in her heart, and told him the main points in a rambunctious manner.


       “This one needs to be marinated for a while, not too long, ten minutes is enough…”


       “Put some vinegar in the pot first, it will taste crisper…”


       “Take this plate with the fish and pour the soup over it slowly, wipe off any drips on the sides with a paper towel…”


       When he ate, Xu Ye deliberately slowed down. Some habits need to be changed over time. Since Chu Yu had already interfered in his life without control, he should at least also be willing to make some changes. Besides, he couldn’t just count the grains of rice every time he ate.


       The day went on as scheduled.


       At work, Xu Ye was someone serious and meticulous, and he used to push himself very hard. The master-slave relationship under the guidance of Chu Yu was a way for him to relax; to think about nothing, and entrust himself to another person wholeheartedly. In addition to venting desires, it was also a way of relaxing his mind and obtaining psychological comfort.


       After a certain period of relaxation, Xu Ye’s mind was much calmer. He seemed calmer and smiled more compared to his aggressive, anxious and irritable self in the past. At the regular meeting on Monday, the advertising department made a mistake and the whole department was silent. However all Xu Ye said was only, “Redo it”. In the past, he would have made countless holes in people with his harsh, almost mean, criticisms, not to mention the hellish overtime that followed.


       When Xu Ye’s secretary, Lily, passed by the administrative department, she heard the female staff gather together to gossip in secret.


       “Have you noticed that Mr Xu is particularly gentle today?”


       “He’s not in a relationship, is he?”


       “It’s possible. Who’s that lucky person? It’s not that Li peac0ck from the sales department, is it?”


       “Hey, no way, he doesn’t have such a bad sight.”


       “Last time I saw Li peac0ck staying in his office for a long time, she was wearing a low-cut collar and her breasts were sticking out.”


       Lily scoffed at these speculations, and thought, Even if it was a relationship, it would be with a man instead.


       But in the evening, her conviction was shattered. As a secretary, Lily had long developed a knack for reading people, and it only took her a few glances to see the general picture. Right now, she was looking at the young woman who has come to see Xu Ye quietly.


       With the expensive but simple skirts, the designer heels, the low-key and luxurious diamond ornaments on the hairpiece, the chic and elegant pendants around the neck, and the limited-edition handbags from a certain big-name brand, this was a girl of wealth and substance. Her smile showed her politeness, and her slightly raised chin showed her confidence. It was not often that a woman came to see Xu Ye, and Lily felt that this girl had some subtle relationship with him. This was further proved by how Xu Ye came out to greet her in person.

       Lily made a cup of scented tea and brought it to Xu Ye’s office. After deliberately dawdling for a while, she pricked up her ears and heard the woman say, “I left in such a hurry that I forgot to give you back your suit.” She walked out without saying a word, her heart in her throat.


       So this young master was into women! I can’t believe I had misjudged him.


       Xu Ye had no idea what his secretary was thinking, and Song Yueran’s sudden visit surprised him. He took the initiative to invite her to a meal with him when he saw it was mealtime.


       “What would you like to eat?” He was still a gentleman when it came to women.


       “Speaking of which, I don’t think I’ve been to your restaurant once.” Song Yueran blinked, “Would Mr Xu be willing to show me around?”


       “It’s an honour.” Xu Ye smiled.


       The meal was very cordial. Song Yueran was much more laid back than those so-called respectable ladies and had a wide range of hobbies. There were also many common topics between the two. This atmosphere made Xu Ye feel at ease and the two of them naturally warmed up to each other.


       “The food here tastes very good.” Song Yueran praised as she ate, “The salmon is good too.”


       Xu Ye smiled. “Previously, there was an accident in the branch where the ingredients were spoiled. Later, the seafood supplier changed, and we had a third-party inspection to ensure the quality.”


       “It’s not easy to open a restaurant.” Song Yueran suddenly asked, “Did you adapt to it well when you first started working?”


       “There was a period of adjustment and I had to learn a lot of things from scratch.”


       “I have been working in my dad’s company for two days, and I feel like a piece of wood1slow-witted. I don’t understand anything, and the interpersonal relationship seems complicated.” She sighed, “You have to teach me more about management.”


       “Sure.” Xu Ye agreed without hesitation.


       “Let’s talk about something interesting.” She laughed, “I’m having a party at Moyin on Thursday night, are you free?”


       Xu Ye thought about it and nodded.


       Moyin was a high-end club that specializes in hosting birthday parties and get-togethers.


       This was the class in which Song Yueran was, and her friends were naturally the second generation of officials and businessmen. This time, Song Wanhua arranged a party for her in order to let her get acquainted with people in this circle as soon as possible and expand her own network. Therefore, it was no surprise to Xu Ye when she saw Liu Jing at the billiard table.


       “Hi, buddy.” Liu Jing shook the wine glass in his hand at him, and patted the girl beside him affectionately on the back, whispering something. The girl blushed and walked away.


       Xu Ye also took a glass of wine, leaned against the table, and said with a smile, “Changing your preference?”


       “It’s my family’s idea, the second daughter of Qinglong Industries.” Liu Jing’s expression was very flat, “They’ve been pushing me to get married, and it seemed that I won’t be able to delay it another year. “


       Xu Ye was noncommittal. Most homosexuals were pressured from all sides to have a marriage, even if it was just a formality. This was especially true for second generations like them, no matter what orientation and preference they had, they all needed marriage to protect the interests of the family and to reproduce heirs. He was silent for a moment and asked, “Does she know?”


       Liu Jing’s sexuality was not a secret in his circle, he never concealed it, and he was open about it. So Xu Ye didn’t think the girl would be unaware of it.


       “She’s willing to pretend she doesn’t know, so naturally I’ll play along.” Liu Jing took a sip of her wine and said with a smile, “Does yours know?”


       “What?” Xu Ye was taken aback.


       “Song Yueran. Rumours have gone crazy recently, saying that you two are getting together.” Liu Jing glanced at him.


       Xu Ye frowned, “Nuts, I’ve only met her twice in total.”


       “It seems that your family is also in a hurry, haha.” Liu Jing laughed.


       Xu Ting was the only one who could release such news, and he was forcing him into a trap. Xu Ye was so angry that he raised his neck and drained his glass of wine. He lost his desire to join in the fun, so he decided to greet Song Yueran and leave. However, after he searched for her, she was nowhere to be found, Xu Ye went to the swimming pool outside to get some fresh air and saw Song Yueran beside the flower stand. A young girl stood across from her, and the two were arguing about something, which seemed intense.


       When Xu Ye was hesitating whether to go over, the other girl raised her hand and slapped Song Yueran across the face. He frowned and walked over.


       “No matter what the reason is, it doesn’t seem good to hit someone.” He recognized that the assailant was the daughter of a real estate company, and her named seemed to be Chen Jianyi.


       When she saw him coming, Chen Jianyi sneered, and left after saying, “You should be more careful lest you are killed by your hard-hearted girlfriend” and left.


       Song Yueran wept to herself. Her cheeks were flushed from the slap, and her makeup was smudged by tears. The water from the illuminated pool reflected on her face, and she looked helpless. Xu Ye gave her his coat and sat quietly in the corner with her.


       “I’m sorry to make you see me like this.” Song Yueran calmed down and wiped the tears from the corners of her eyes.


       “I don’t think you’re the kind of girl who lets people bully you.” Xu Ye handed her a glass of warm water, “Why did she hit you?” He added after asking, “You don’t have to say anything you don’t want to, I don’t mean to pry.”


       She smiled wryly, “She hit me, but I couldn’t fight back. After all, her brother died because of me.”


       Xu Ye was a little surprised. After a few moments of searching in his mind, he vaguely remembered that Chen Jianyi seemed to have an older brother, but he couldn’t remember exactly what he looked like.


       “We went to the same high school and later went to the same university. Then it was only natural that we fell in love. At that time, I was very pretentious, that is, the kind of unreasonable girl, who make him do this and that for me. In the middle of winter, I said I wanted to eat a smoothie, so he drove to buy it. At that time, he just got his driver’s license and was not yet proficient, so he had an accident. The reason why I have been abroad for these years is also because of this.” Song Yueran confessed everything without hiding anything “These days, I don’t know who spread the news that…… you and I were getting engaged. When Chen Jianyi heard about it, she came over and questioned me, and then slapped me.” Her eyes got a little redder, and she wiped her tears with the back of her hand. “Actually, I feel really guilty. I’m sorry for Jianyi, but I don’t know what to do. I can’t bring Chen Jianzhe back to life, and I don’t know how to make it up to her…”


       Xu Ye stretched out his hand and patted her on the back, “Reminiscence is something you keep in your heart, no matter what you say you have to move on, no one has the right to pull you into the shadows.”


       Song Yueran lowered her head and she gave a soft muffled sound.


       “As for the rumours between us, I will try my best to dispel them, so don’t worry about them.” Xu Ye said.


       She was startled, and pursed her lips, “Thank you.”


       Xu Ye could see that Song Yuran was not in the mood to play anymore, so he simply sent her back.


       The next morning, he went to Xu Ting’s office and asked, “Are you the one who release the news about the engagement?”


       Xu Ting was unimpressed and said, “Didn’t you hit it off with the daughter of the Song family? I heard you hugged her last night. Why are you here now?”


       “You are really well-informed.” Xu Ye gritted his teeth, “I’m telling you, we just get along with each other, it has nothing to do with engagement and marriage.”


       “Love will come and can be developed.”


       “Really? Then how come you and my mother haven’t developed it for so many years?” Xu Ye’s tone was full of sarcasm, “Or you have developed it so well that you respect each other like an honoured guest?”


       “Xu Ye!” Xu Ting couldn’t hold back his temper, and became angry, “Don’t talk to me here, go do your job!”


       “I decide my own affairs, don’t interfere.” Xu Ye slammed the door and walked out.


       Every Friday at dinner time, if he didn’t have another job to do, Xu Ye will personally go to a branch to serve himself. This was the rule he set for himself. One reason was to check whether the entire business process was smooth or not, and the other was to receive feedback from customers at close range.


       As he smiled and took the feedback form from a table, he looked up and saw the employee ushering a few guests, his expression froze completely.


       “Three gentlemen, would you like to sit here?” The employee asked the customer’s opinion softly.


       “I’d prefer a more secluded corner.” The brown-haired Marvin said while looking at Xu Ye, smiling a bit ambiguously. Pharaoh beside him nodded politely but said nothing. and the dark-haired man in a white shirt with light vertical stripes slightly curled his lips towards him, his gaze was as still as a bright moon.


       Xu Ye was caught in that gaze, his breath caught in his throat, and his heart was beating so fast that it was about to jump out. He was so nervous that he froze in place, at a loss for what to do.


       His master had come.

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