Tang Wan was already feeling much better when she returned to Zhonghai with Yang Chen the following day.
Before they left, Li Dun had invited Yang Chen to attend his wedding in Beijing.
Li Dun was so fixated on marrying Tang Xin even his own father and grandfather were not able to chime in on the matter.
Yang Chen thought it was weird that they didn’t ask Tang Xin to have an abortion, considering the fact that she was pregnant with Yan Buwen’s child. They were willing to have an outsider as their heir even though they were of high status.
Yang Chen still couldn’t reach Lin Ruoxi by phone so he could only ask Molin where she went.
It turned out that she was in the office the whole night!
Yang Chen knew she was doing it on purpose. There was nothing he could do about it. Li Dun was on the brink of death. It wasn’t right to let a man die just to comfort her.
<i> It’s fine if she doesn’t understand my reason. But she can’t blame me without hearing me out. </i>
Throughout the trip back to Zhonghai, Tang Wan could tell that he was distracted. She wanted to say something but decided it was not her place to do so.
They took the same car back to Xijiao villas and parted there. Tang Wan went back to check on Tangtang and Yang Chen went home after giving her a hug.
Guo Xuehua and Wang Ma had returned to Zhonghai too. Guo Xuehua came back to stay with Yang Chen since Yang Gongming told her that she was being a ‘hindrance’.
It was already afternoon when he had returned. Guo Xuehua and Wang Ma were cleaning dishes in the kitchen whereas Zhenxiu was reading up on her university material.
She put down her book and grumbled when she saw Yang Chen. “Brother Yang, why are you back so late? Sister Ruoxi wasn’t home for the whole night!”
Yang Chen sounded conflicted. “I didn’t ask her to do that. I’m having trouble sorting this out too.”
“Seriously, you guys are really something. Fighting after a wedding.” Zhenxiu made a face.
Yang Chen’s head throbbed when she reproached him. He walked forward and pinched her cheeks. “Little girl, what do you know? This wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for the emergency.”
Zhenxiu pouted. “You called me a little girl again!”
Yang Chen didn’t have time to bother about her temper tantrum. He quickly ran up to Guo Xuehua when she exited the kitchen. “Mom, did Ruoxi say when she will come home?”
Guo Xuehua and Wang Ma looked worried and distressed.
“You should go to the office. She didn’t answer our calls, so she must be really upset. Things will only get worse if you don’t act soon. After all, it was her wedding night.” Guo Xuehua advised him.
Wang Ma took out the lunchbox which she had prepared. “Sir, I made some of her favorite food. She likes to work non-stop when she’s in a bad mood. I was going to bring it to her, but you can do it now that you’re back. Take your time when explaining things to her.”
Yang Chen had nothing to say. It seemed like he had always been patching things up with her ever since they got married.
It made even his resilient body weary.
There was nothing he could do about it. At the end of the day, he was the one who chose to marry her.
Well, at least they were happy most of the time?
Half an hour later, Yang Chen drove to the headquarters of Yu Lei International.
He took the elevator and went up to the president’s office. Zhao Hongyan walked out of the office just when Yang Chen got out of the elevator.
She was dressed in work attire with her hair up, walking while carrying a bunch of files in her arms. It seemed like she was becoming more and more enchanting as the days went by.
Zhao Hongyan was surprised to see him, but her face immediately stiffened. She forced a smile and said, “Why are you back so late? I think President Lin spent the night here, she’s not in a good mood.”
“I can’t help it, I came back as soon as I could.” Yang Chen smiled bitterly and puckered his lips towards the office. “Is she inside?”
Zhao Hongyan pursed her lips and hesitated before replying to him, “She’s inside but she has a guest.”
Yang Chen was puzzled. A guest was here to see her when she had just returned from the Mediterranean Sea? Lin Ruoxi wouldn’t have met the guest personally if it was her business partner. She wasn’t the type to socialize.
Yang Chen furrowed his brows when he saw the troubled look on Zhao Hongyan’s face. “Who is it? Is it someone I know?”
Zhao Hongyan sighed. “I’m not sure if you know him but I don’t think you’ll be happy to see him. I think it’s one of her old acquaintances, Mr Li. He’s been inside for an hour.”
Yang Chen’s face darkened when he was reminded of something. He nodded and thanked her. “Alright, thanks. You can continue with your work now.”
Zhao Hongyan wanted to say something, but she sighed instead and went back to her spot when she saw how upset he looked.
Yang Chen took a deep breath while standing in the corridor. His gaze sharpened and he made his way to the door before knocking on it.
Seconds later, Lin Ruoxi’s voice was heard.
Yang Chen opened the door and strolled into the room.
Lin Ruoxi wasn’t sitting at her usual place behind the table, she was sitting on the sofa instead.
She seemed kind of pale, colder than usual too. Mixed emotions flashed across her eyes when she saw him.
Yang Chen squinted his eyes slightly when he saw the man sitting on her left.
It was Li Jianhe. He looked very sharp in the black suit he had adorned.
When he saw Yang Chen enter, he got up from his seat and smiled. He bowed slightly and greeted him respectfully. “Mr Yang, nice to meet you again.”
Yang Chen didn’t reply. Instead, he walked to them and placed the lunchbox on the table.
“Wang Ma prepared this for you. She was worried that you hadn’t eaten, so I brought it to you.” Yang Chen told Lin Ruoxi with a gentle smile, ignoring Li Jianhe.
Li Jianhe felt slightly awkward at his cold treatment but kept quiet nonetheless.
Lin Ruoxi looked at the lunchbox and replied flatly, “There’s no need for it. I’ve already eaten.”
Li Jianhe piped up, “Yeah, don’t worry Mr Yang. I persuaded her to have lunch in the company’s restaurant when I found out that she hadn’t eaten anything.”
Yang Chen’s gaze was piercing, “You two…had lunch together?”
Lin Ruoxi sensed the underlying rage. She raised her chin and looked him in the eye. “That’s right. I’ve known him for four to five years. What’s wrong with us having lunch together?”
Yang Chen looked at Li Jianhe coldly and it sent chills down his spine.
“Why did you come here?” Yang Chen asked.
Li Jianhe replied with a stiff smile, “Mr Yang, please don’t misunderstand. You know that our family is the main shareholder of BMW and that we’re in charge of the Asia and Pacific area. We’re planning to build a BMW museum in Zhonghai and we’re hoping to collaborate with Ruoxi. I came here to discuss the details with her.”
“Look for the respective departments for work-related issues. Also, the next time you see my wife, address her as Mrs Yang or President Lin.”
Li Jianhe turned ghastly pale. He could feel a strong murderous intent from his gaze.
Lin Ruoxi furrowed her brows. She stood up and questioned him, “Who gave you the rights to order him around like that? Why are you interfering with my work?!”
“I’m already being nice to him by holding myself back from killing him!”
Yang Chen roared and pointed to Li Jianhe furiously!
His roar made Li Jianhe wobble and he fell onto the sofa.
Lin Ruoxi looked at Yang Chen in disbelief, gripping her chest in shock.
Veins were bulging on his face. “You just returned to Zhonghai impromptu. He came over so quickly to have lunch with you, claiming that he’s here for work discussion? Who in their right minds would believe that it was all a coincidence?!”