Chapter 219 Shen Yuechuan’s Plot
“Boyan… Lu Boyan?”
After the car galloped at its full speed for ten minutes, Lu Boyan, not saying a word, still held Su Jianan’s hand firmly. His knuckles were white.
Her fingers were small and slender and had been clutched by Lu Boyan for a long time. She had to call him.
But there was no response.
Something was wrong.
Usually, after seeing Kang Ruicheng, Lu Boyan should regard him as an opponent. He would never react like that in the face of his opponents.
Was Lu Boyan angry with Su Jianan?
Su Jianan took a careful look at Lu Boyan, finding that he was not angry. That’s not how he looked when he got angry.
“Lu Boyan,” she shook his hand and asked carefully, “what’s up?”
Only then did Lu Boyan come to himself. He looked at Su Jianan and said, “Sit closer to me.”
Su Jianan followed his order and thought Lu Boyan would say something to her. While he just hugged her tightly. “Is the work very tiring?” asked Su Jianan.
When Lu Boyan hugged her like this before, he said he felt very tired.
“I feel fine.” Lu Boyan paused and suddenly called her name, “Jianan…”
“Don’t meet with Kang Ruicheng again.” said Lu Boyan, “Please contact me as soon as possible if he comes for you. I’ll arrange for some people to protect you from tomorrow. If you’re out on business trip, let them follow you.”
Su Jianan could not digest so much information for a moment, and looked at Lu Boyan in a daze. “It is just Kang Ruicheng… Is he that scary? Do you know him?”
“Jianan,” Lu Boyan said slowly, avoiding the point, “I can take a gamble with the company. But for you, I can’t risk anything.”
Nevertheless, Su Jianan still felt something wrong.
Lu Boyan was so haughty and arrogant that he never regarded others as an opponent. But why did Kang Ruicheng make him so startled?
Before Su Jianan came up with an answer, Lu Boyan said again, “You should listen to me during this time. I know Kang Ruicheng is by no means a good person. He is even more complicated than you think.”
His relationship with Kang Ruicheng was a hundred times more complicated than Su Jianan had imagined.
Lu Boyan’s words made Su Jianan realize that the criminal suspect in Wang Hong’s case was Dongzi, and he called Kang Ruicheng brother.
Being the leader of a suspected murder, how could he be a good guy?
She nodded and said, “Hum, I’ll follow your words and never see Kang Ruicheng again!”
Raising his lips, Lu Boyan hugged Su Jianan tightly into his arms.
More than ten years later, the deep uneasiness enveloped him again.
That’s why he hadn’t seen Su Jianan in the past ten years. He knew this day would come finally. Letting Su Jianan being with him was like stepping on a time bomb.
At this moment, only by holding Su Jianan tightly could his suspended heart be stabilized for a moment.
Returning home, Lu Boyan made a few phone calls in the study room and said to Su Jianan after the dinner, “I’ll go out and have something to discuss with Mu Qi.”
Su Jianan had already become accustomed to it for he usually met with Mu Sijue and some other friends at this time. She just asked, “When will you come back?”
“Before 12 o’clock.” Lu Boyan kissed the place between Su Jianan’s eyebrows, “Sleep first if you are sleepy, OK?”
“OK!” Su Jianan nodded her head, “Be careful!”
Getting in the car, Lu Boyan asked Uncle Qian to send him to the club on the top of the mountain.
It was the first time that Uncle Qian had seen Lu Boyan like this. He looked very calm while his dark eyes could make people gasp for air.
He dared not ask any more questions. Thus he started the engine and drove as fast as he could and sent Lu Boyan at the gate of the club in the shortest time.
“Boss Lu.” said the manager of the club, who knew Lu Boyan would come and waited at the gate a long time ago. He opened the door for Lu Boyan as soon as the car stopped, “Mr. Mu and Mr. Shen are already waiting for you in the private room on the top floor.”
Lu Boyan nodded slightly as he entered the special elevator and went straight up to the private room on the top floor.
Shen Yuechuan and Mu Sijue had already drunk half a bottle of wine. When Lu Boyan came in, Shen Yuechuan first asked, “What happened? You sound so urgent on the phone.”
“It was Kang Ruicheng.” Lu Boyan sat on the black leather sofa, his face as dark as the rainy June days, “Jianan knew him by accident, and he is pursuing her now.”
“Pohh—” The first reaction from Shen Yuechuan was not fear. He thought that was very funny instead, “How did the freak Kang Ruicheng lay his eyes on Jianan?”
After Lu Boyan gave a simple account of what happened in the Happy World, Mu Sijue furrowed his brow and said, “Did Kang Ruicheng know your relationship with Jianan?”
“He knows that Jianan is married, but he is still stalking.” Lu Boyan grinned coldly, “Kang Ruicheng wants to steal her from me.”
Shen Yuechuan made a “stop” gesture, “Boyan, the point is, did Kang Ruicheng discover you?”
Lu Boyan paused, a touch of coldness passing over his eyes, “Perhaps not. The news was all over the place more than 10 years ago. He probably thought I was dead. At best, he may only think my surname familiar.”
The thing that happened a decade ago was a taboo among Lu Boyan, Mu Sijue, and Shen Yuechuan. Though they all thought it a must to rake over the past since they all knew Kang Ruicheng was back, when Lu Boyan mentioned it straightforwardly like this, Mu Sijue and Shen Yuechuan were still surprised.
Mu Sijue asked while frowning, “What do you do now?”
“The game with Kang Ruicheng is inevitable. It’s better to face him earlier.” Lu Boyan looked at Mu Sijue and said, “How about you?”
“There is no doubt that Kang Ruicheng wants to occupy my place in City G. But I couldn’t find out the undercover he set around me.” Mu Sijue felt a little headache, but a smile was still hanging on his lips, “If I pulled this undercover out one day, I would really be reluctant to punish him. This person is such a talent good at playing cat-and-mouse game.”
Shen Yuechuan leaned on the sofa with rare dignity, “We’ve been prepared long enough. I don’t believe that we three people can’t beat Kang Ruicheng. He wants to pursue Jianan, and we’ll have our revenge together! But then again, we have to speed up the settlement. I’m not married yet!”
Mu Sijue contemptuously smiled and said, “As if you could marry someone after you get rid of him.”
“You’re a pot calling the kettle black!” Shen Yuechuan resolutely retaliated, “Mu Qi, aren’t you still single? What’s more, you are older than me. You old bachelor!”
“Because I chose to be.” Mu Sijue didn’t think too much of being single, “Marriage is a burden to me. Just be wife fans yourself, and I’ll be watching.”
Lu Boyan took a look on his watch, finding out it was late. He stood up and said, “I’ll go home now.”
Mu Sijue responded, “Goodbye, number one wife fan.”
Ignoring Mu Sijue, Lu Boyan left the club for home.
Shen Yuechuan walked to the window and saw Lu Boyan getting in the car. He sighed, “Mu Qi, do you think Boyan will tell Jianan the whole thing?”
“Not now.” Mu Sijue shook the wine glass, “The greatest wish in Lu Boyan’s whole life is that Su Jianan could live a happy and simple life. That’s why he never met with Jianan for so many years. So to stop Jianan from worrying, he won’t confess the whole thing about Kang Ruicheng to her until the last moment.”
“Let alone you, I also couldn’t figure out what kind of power does the so-called ‘love’ actually have. It can even make people like Lu Boyan behave abnormally.” Shen Yuechuan sat back on the sofa and thought about it, “Right, I have something to discuss with you.”
“What’s that?” Mu Sijue asked.
Shen Yuechuan smiled mysteriously, “It’ll be Lu Boyan’s birthday soon…” He told Mu Sijue about his long-planned plot and said, “Lu Boyan has already confessed his love to Su Jianan. Thus it is no longer meaningful to hide these things. It’s better to spill all these things to give Boss Lu a hand!”
The corner of Mu Sijue’s mouth hung up in a disturbing arc. He raised his hand and said, “I agree with you.”
Shen Yuechuan high-fived Mu Sijue, then took out their mobile phones to send group messages to other people, waiting for the show with a wicked smile on his face.
Lu Boyan was unconscious of Shen Yuechuan’s conspiracy, only asking Uncle Xu to drive faster. It was more than 11 o’clock when he got home. Su Jianan was still awake, lying in bed yawning at the movies.
Su Jianan finally saw Lu Boyan come back, happily turned off the tablet and got up to get his pajamas. “Go take a bath.” She yawned again.
Lu Boyan took the clothes, frowning to show his care for Jianan, “Why don’t you sleep first when you’re sleepy?”
“I want to wait for you.” Su Jianan said with a smile.
Lu Boyan helplessly stroked the Little Monster’s head, “I’ll wash quickly.”
Finishing the words, he entered the bathroom. Su Jianan jumped to the bed, pulling over the quilt and wrapping herself in it. Listening to the splash of water in the bathroom, she felt inexplicably quiet and peaceful.
Lu Boyan dried his hair and walked out and found that Su Jianan had fallen asleep. She wrapped herself in a soft quilt like a silkworm pupa, showing only her head. She breathed shallowly, sleeping peacefully and sweetly, which made Lu Boyan unable to disturb her.
He tiptoed to the bed and sat down, lifting the long hair sticking to Su Jianan’s cheek. She seemed to know that it was his hand, suddenly grabbed and dragged his hand to her arms with a satisfied expression.
Su Jianan didn’t wait for him to come back on purpose, only she could fall asleep when he was at home.
Lu Boyan’s heart suddenly melted. He lay down and hugged Su Jianan tightly.
In the following days, it was not Su Jianan who relied on Su Boyan, but he depended on her. He may even don’t know how to spend the long night if there was no sign of Jianan in this house.
Su Jianan was a heavy sleeper, but she always woke up in time when she sensed something was wrong.
However, she woke up inexplicably at about three o’clock in the morning that night. She saw Lu Boyan sleeping heavily with frowning brows and compressed lips by the dim light of the yellow wall lamp. Although he slept quietly, she could see he was deep in pain.
Lu Boyan suddenly called his father with a faint voice. If it was not the second time he had called his father in sleep, Su Jianan would nearly reckon it as her illusion.
Every time Lu Boyan had nightmares, it was about his father.
Su Jianan could not help thinking that the accident fourteen years ago was not as simple as it seemed. It may have an inside story.