Chapter 62 – Traumatized
Suddenly, Wen Ruan seemed to understand why Fu Zhihuan left his family for such a long time.
Because after those twenty years of repression, he was afraid he may turn into a madman one day.
But fortunately, from beginning to end, he never turned into one.
Wen Ruan lowered her eyes and after staying quiet for a while, she said softly.
“I told you before that twenty years ago, I had once been kidnapped, right”
Fu Zhihuan nodded. “Mm…….”
She said with a slight smile. “Actually, I cant remember anything specific but I can still remember very clearly that I felt really scared at that time.”
“I probably fell asleep after that and dreamed that my parents were sitting in the living room crying continuously. At that time, I suddenly felt very sad but it was not because of fear but because I felt very, very sad to see them suffering.”
Speaking up to this point, she paused, looked at the dim yellow light in front of her, and was lost in her thoughts for a while.
A little later, she let out a laugh and said softly.
“I think your younger sister should have the same thought as me. If I see my elder brother feeling so sad because of me, I wont be able to endure it and would want to cry very badly.”
He did not speak for a long time and then raised his eyes. His eyes wavered slightly and he tightened his arms around Wen Ruan.
A long time later, he laughed softly and said.
“Are you trying to comfort me”
She did not deny it but nodded lightly and said softly.
“Thats right, I am comforting you.”
Upon hearing this, he lowered his eyes and did not say a word.
The small and delicate Wen Ruan nestled quietly in his arms and when she spoke, she purposely spoke in a soft voice to comfort him.
She was obviously still angry with him but she still took care of his emotions as if she did not hold grudges.
Fu Minghengs words were indeed right…….
‘Just come back to meet your fiancée. I bet you will like her after spending some time with her.
Its more than like.
Fu Zhihuans eyes darkened and he shouted. “Wen Ruan!”
“Ah” Wen Ruan turned her head subconsciously.
The next second, Fu Zhihuan raised his hand and clasped the back of her head to make her lift her head slightly and then moved her to stand facing him.
Then he leaned down and kissed her forehead.
Wen Ruan did not have time to react. Her pupils shrank and her eyes were full of astonishment. She only had time to lift her hands and subconsciously press them on his chest.
The sound of her pounding heart was extremely clear.
At this moment, the sound of rushing footsteps came from outside the door and at the same time, Fu Minghengs voice sounded a little frightened.
“What the heck Where is everyone Why isnt there anyone here the moment I arrived home Fu Zhihuan, you…….”
As he spoke, he reached out his hand to push the bedroom door open.
With the sound of the door squeaking, Fu Mingheng raised his eyes and met the gazes of the two people perfectly.
After half a minute of silence, Fu Mingheng finally reacted.
He silently nodded toward Wen Ruan and Fu Zhihuan and without saying a word, he shut the door again. Then he shouted sincerely through the closed door.
“Sorry for the interruption!”
The series of reactions made Wen Ruans already flushed face even redder and the strength of her hand increased. With a push, she shoved Fu Zhihuan away then jumped off the bed and started to scold angrily.
“Rogue! Lecher! Pervert!”
Fu Zhihuans back bumped lightly against the edge of the headboard. He lifted a hand to rub his hair and then placed his hand on his knee. As he looked at Wen Ruan calmly, there was a smile in his eyes and his voice was a little hoarse.
“Well, Im selective.”
Wen Ruan was stunned for a moment and then realized that she seemed to have been taken advantage of by this man.
……How can this man be so hateful!
First, he tried to win her sympathy to soften her heart then unexpectedly, he took advantage of her, and thereafter, he said all those nonsensical words as a provocation!
Even scumbags dont have such perfect strategies!
Her heart started to beat very fast but she tried hard to pretend to be calm.
She gritted her teeth, turned her head around fiercely, and was prepared to stomp out of the room in anger. But as soon as her hand pressed on the door handle, she heard a soft shout from the person behind her.
“Now can I have a chance to pursue you”
Wen Ruan was silent for a while and then recalled the various heinous crimes he committed today. The originally slight softening of her heart was now totally wiped out and her heart was bursting with anger.
“No! Absolutely not! Totally impossible! Impossible!”
After speaking, she slammed the door angrily and left.
As he watched her furious retreating back, Fu Zhihuan could not help but laugh.
Originally he wanted to get up to give chase but found it was difficult for him to even prop up his body to adjust his sitting position.
He lowered his eyes and his gaze fell on the palm of his hand that held Wen Ruans arm just now. His eyes wavered slightly and his five fingers gradually tightened into a fist.
People will always become more greedy.
For example at this moment…….he just wanted Wen Ruan to stay by his side.
[Fu Mingheng]: Where is everyone Why did I find that all the servants had run away the moment I arrived home and only Wen Ruan and my younger brother were left in the room hugging each other
[Mother Fu]: Have they reconciled
[Fu Mingheng]: No, they were interrupted by me.
As soon as this message was sent out, this chat group that was temporarily set up fell into a long silence.
A long time later……..
[Mother Fu]: Why did you go home Tell me why did you go home Normally when youre told to return home for dinner, you insisted on sleeping in the office but why did you run home so happily tonight We, the two old people, were finally able to give your younger brother a chance after much difficulty but you had to mess up the whole thing!
[Mother Fu]: This is so annoying! Ive discussed with your father that as punishment, your newly bought car would be grounded for a month.
[Fu Mingheng]: But isnt this just coming home to sleep
However, his parents did not give Fu Mingheng a chance to dispute. After the reprimand, they simply exited the group and left Fu Mingheng alone to choke in the silent group chat.
His hands were trembling slightly and he even wanted to light up a cigarette.
Ever since Fu Zhihuan returned home, his life as an elder brother had become more and more difficult.
He even has to bid goodbye to his beloved sports car today.
No matter how one thinks about this, its all his younger brothers fault.
After lighting up the cigarette, he did not smoke and just showed a grief-stricken look while in deep thoughts.
Just at this moment, the door was pushed open.
Wen Ruan walked out of the room with cheeks that were slightly red and seemed very angry.
But when she walked past Fu Mingheng, she stopped and politely informed him.
“Brother Fu, Im leaving first.”
He hurriedly put out the cigarette.
“Why are you leaving now Why dont you stay longer and chat with Fu Zhihuan”
She turned her head away and threw out two words expressionlessly.
His heart skipped a beat.
Can it be that he had indeed messed up the little couples relationship
If his parents know about this, they will definitely take apart his newly bought beloved sports car!
With this thought, he quickly stopped Wen Ruan and persuaded her with a smile.
“Would you like a cup of tea”
She was able to see through his intention with a glance.
“I dont drink tea.”
“Then how about having some desserts There are some in the fridge.”
“I dont want to eat dessert today.”
“Then would you like a drink”
“I just came back from the bar.”
“Otherwise, how about I treat you to supper”
Upon hearing this, Wen Ruan stopped walking, turned her head around to look at Fu Minghen carefully, and took a deep breath.
“Okay……..ten skewers of tendons, ten skewers of crispy bones, ten skewers of veal, five skewers of chicken wings, three skewers of duck feet, one portion of grilled tofu, one portion of grilled leek, extra spicy with more cumin and also a can of coke.”
Fu Mingheng: “……”
As expected of you!
Fu Mingheng used delicious food to exchange for a rare long conversation.
The two people sat in the living room with cans of coke in front of them and while waiting for the food delivery to arrive, they had a very formal heart-to-heart talk.
Fu Mingheng: “Xiao Ruan, do you really intend to break off your marriage with Ah Lu”
The first question had Wen Ruan stumped.
This morning when she still had not received any news from Fu Zhihuan, she had indeed wanted to end this love that had yet to start.
But after tonight, she was so useless that her decision swayed.
Not for any other reason……..
But it was just that she felt Fu Zhihuan seems genuine and likes her a little.
Upon seeing Wen Ruans hesitation, Fu Mingheng also seemed to understand.
He sighed and reached out a hand to pick up a can of cake that was in front of him. After opening it, he took a sip and then said in a low voice.
“Before Ah Lu met you, he had indeed spoken to the family about breaking off the marriage but do you know the reason why he did it”
Wen Ruan lowered her eyes. “Because he doesnt like me.”
Fu Mingheng: “No.”
The unexpected denial made Wen Ruan look up in surprise. “No”
He laughed and put down the can of coke in his hand. His tone carried a hint of apology.
“Speaking of this, I still feel a little remorseful and apologetic towards you. Actually, it started a long time ago and because Ah Lu couldnt walk away from that terrible experience, he became severely traumatized. Although no one brought it up all this while, were still worried that one day he might suffer a breakdown.”
“Later when our two families became close, my mother discovered you have a lively personality and felt you are very suitable for Ah Lu. Most probably, you can make him feel happy and trigger his interest in the things around him.”
“That was the reason why the marriage was arranged.”
For some unknown reason, the sentence made Wen Ruan feel a little depressed.
Although it may sound like recognition of herself, it was more like treating her as a toy that could bring joy to others without the need for communication, and her future was thus arranged in this way.
But she also knew that Mr.
Fus family was very good. Although they may seem a little selfish, they were not unreasonable.
So Wen Ruan suppressed the disappointment in her heart and asked softly. “And then”
“Then Ah Lu wanted to cancel the marriage.”
Fu Mingheng smiled bitterly as he recalled Fu Zhihuans words.
~ Stop torturing that little girl.
~ She should lead a happy life.
~ She shouldnt be treated like a little canary just to make me happy.”
Just those three sentences made her nose feel sour. She tilted her head and reached out her hand to rub the bridge of her nose while she kept silent and tried hard to control her emotions.
For so many days, she had been worrying that Fu Zhihuans feeling for her was just like the kind of feeling he had for Earl………the kind of needy feeling for a little animal to accompany him to relieve his boredom.
Now only she realized……..
It turned out that she is the one who considered herself an individual from beginning to end.
Fu Mingheng: “Wen Ruan, Ah Lu truly likes you.”