COLD CEO AND ARROGANT WIFE, VOLUME 5 - Season 9 Episode 84
Father Yue’s body started trembling lightly. Not because Mu Chenyan’s words got to him. In fact, the only reason he stayed quiet was that he knew she was standing on the side of truth. Every word she said was like a stab but it was all true that he couldn’t deny even if he wanted to.
But he was also telling the truth when he said he was relieved to see that Yue Yue had someone to protect her, to stand up for her without a care. He didn’t know what relationship they had but he didn’t care. He was aged and could clearly tell that Mu Chenyan was very protective of Yue Yue. It really made his mind ease up a little.
However, seeing Yue Yue using sign language to communicate seemed to have struck him like lightning. He felt like the air around him was getting thinner and he couldn’t breathe properly. Why? Why wasn’t she speaking? What happened? He couldn’t understand at all.
He was about to fall from this mental turmoil when his assistant supported him from behind.
“Master!” called out Mother Yue and held his arm. “Master, what happened to you?” Her reddened eyes dropped a couple of tears as she continued, “Are you thinking about Yue’er? Master, don’t stress yourself. She has lost her manners and doesn’t respect you anymore.”
“Shut up!” gritted Father Yue as he glared at her. “What right do you or I have to ask her to respect us? Do you really think you can do whatever you want because you gave birth to her? Then think again, that woman is right. You lost the right to stand on the moral high ground long ago. Way before we even pushed Yue’er out of our life!”
Mother Yue pressed her lips together and didn’t dare to argue. Even she knew he was right. It was just that perhaps, she was used to seeing the submissive Yue Yue, the daughter who never went against her words even if she was being wronged. So, seeing how the same daughter didn’t even put her in her eyes, really made her heart feel stifled.
Father Yue looked at his assistant, “Si, go and look where they went. I want to know why my daughter wasn’t speaking.”
The assistant looked conflicted before he said, “I won’t be able to catch up.”
“Then go and investigate the woman beside Yue’er. She said her name is Mu Chenyan.”
The assistant was silent before saying, “I’ll look into it. First, let me take you to the hospital.”
This time, Father Yue didn’t refuse his help.
On the other hand, Yue Yue was really trying to minimize her presence around Mu Chenyan. After all, the current Mu Chenyan looked like a raging volcano. She obviously had a lot to say to Yue Yue’s parents but her best friend stopped her so she walked away. Now, that she didn’t get to spit out the lava bubbling inside of her, it was corroding her insides.
Getting in the car, she drove away in silence without mentioning the spa again. Just after a short drive of five minutes, she parked the car and ran out. Yue Yue didn’t know why she stopped in front of a cafe but soon, Mu Chenyan came out with two disposable cups in her hands. She got in and gave one to Yue Yue.
Yue Yue took a sip and enjoyed the taste of refreshing iced tea. But on the other hand, Mu Chenyan opened the lid of the cup and took an ice cube into her mouth to crunch on. Yue Yue felt like the sound was similar to crunching on someone’s bones.
She had never seen her best friend look this terrifying before!
She slowly and cautiously placed her hand on Mu Chenyan’s arm who looked over.
‘Why are you so mad?’
“You have to ask?” was Mu Chenyan’s response. “I’m surprised that you’re not mad at all! Why do you have to be so nice? Can’t you stand up for yourself? Respect yourself a little.”
Yue Yue made a face at her, ‘I’m not mad because I didn’t feel the need to do so. Seeing them didn’t make me feel anything.
Neither happiness nor sadness. And anger? I thought that was even more pointless. Why bother?’
Mu Chenyan silently mulled over her words before saying, “Those are your parents. Are you sure you didn’t feel anything? Not even disappointment?”
Yue Yue shook her head, ‘You spoke the truth. Whatever I owed them, I paid them back that night when I was thrown out. Now,
I don’t owe them anything. My entanglement with them has ended and I’d like to keep it that way.’
Mu Chenyan tried to see if she was telling the truth and it seemed she was indeed speaking the truth. She found it surprising.
“But when you met Zhai Kuijun, you didn’t look like you didn’t care about the past.”
‘He… He is different from them,’ was Yue Yue’s response. ‘From the moment, I knew him, he did everything to protect me from the malice that surrounded me. Even when my parents didn’t, he always stood in front of me like a shield. And in return, I actually ruined his life. If not for me, Yue Lan would have never tried to lure him with her fake love. And he wouldn’t have been trapped in that unhappy marriage for so long.’
She took a moment before adding, ‘I feel sorry for him. But I don’t feel anything for that family anymore. I just can’t stop my
feelings for Zhai Kuijun. After all, I have a son with him. Even if I deny it, our entanglement won’t end as long as Fai is around.’
Mu Chenyan leaned her head and sighed heavily. She bit down another ice cube and said, “Lately, I’ve been craving ice too much.”
‘I think you’re just itching to beat someone.’
Mu Chenyan was startled by her statement.
Yue Yue shrugged, ‘You’re short-tempered these days.’
Damn it! She was doing a poor job at hiding her emotions.