The celebratory supper of welcoming home cum exposure of secrets finally ended at 10pm that night.
During the second half of the supper, everyone's fiery attention was focused on Lei Feng. Yin Ze and Meng Gu talked about Lei Feng on how cold he was as a child and how he had racked his brains to coax and trick XiaoYun. They also told them about the shady things Lei Feng did behind XiaoYun's back. Everythings was added with a spicy bits of information and was spilled out infront of XiaoYun.
Ding XiaoYun smiled shyly as she listened. She didn't hide nor got angry and was graceful. Chen RuoYu felt that this girl really lovable, beautiful and cute.
Lei Feng froom time to time would banter with the two men but his hand was tightly holding on to Ding XiaoYun. Very arrogantly he displayed an image that he already has his wife and does not mind whatever they say to discredit him.
In the end, the concluding speech was said by Ding XiaoYun. She said. "Don't make a fuss anymore. Infact, Lei Feng has many hidden secrets that he never told you all."
"I only just say he's cold."
"What you know are just the small details." Ding XiaoYun blinked and smiled sweetly.
"Is there a big secret hidden from us? XiaoYun, tell us quickly."
"No." Ding XiaoYun smiled even sweeter. "It's late. This meeting is over."
"What?" Yin Ze clutched his chest. "This's too poisonous. The most poisonous is a woman's heart. This's keeping me in suspense and also she announced the meeting's over.. We have made a mistake. It's XiaoYun who's the mastermind behind the scenes and our Lei Feng is innocent."
Ding XiaoYun laughed out loudly. Lei Feng kissed her cheek and pulled her up. Then he said loudly. "Well, this meeting's over. It is late and my XiaoYun is tired."
Meng Gu smirked. "If she follows you home, she will feel more tired."
These words were really indecent. As an observer, Chen RuoYu blushed slightly.
But the person involved, Lei Feng did not move. He retaliated by saying. "Everyone return to your own home. If you have a wife, you can hug your wife. If you don't have a wife, you can hug your pillow. Goodnight!"
Poisonous, really poisonous, ah....!
Yin Ze immediately turned around and asked Gao YuLan. "I don't have to hug a pillow, do I?"
Gao YuLan blushed and ignored him.
Meng Gu smirked. "When I go back, I will name my pillows.. One.. 'Feng', One.. 'Yun' and I will sleep in the middle, hugging one pillow in each arm."
Lei Feng gave him a kick, then said goodbye to everyone and left with Ding XiaoYun.
Yin Ze, as the boss had to stay back to monitor the tidying up of the restaurant. Yin Ning was carrying the tired Niu Niu who had fallen asleep and of course, Gao YuLan had to follow them and take care of the family.
Chen RuYou was left alone.
Under such circumstances, naturally Meng Gu should send her back. Meng Gu did not say anything from the beginning to end, he acted as if he didn't make that phone call last night. It was as if he didn't send any scary text messages and had nothing to do with Chen RuYou at all.
Chen RuYou felt a little embarrassed in her heart and could only stared. She pretended nothing was amiss and followed Meng Gu down the stairs. Infact, she really wanted to have the guts to tell him she can go home on her.own but it was so late and the buses were no longer operating. She would have to spend money taking a taxi. For the sake of her poor purse, she decided to take the risk of sitting in Meng Gu's car.
Originally, it was peaceful all the way. In the beginning, Chen RuYou wanted to thank him but after saying thank you, what would she say? She had not decided and so she hesitated....and hesitated.... and the time slipped by.
In the car, it was very quiet which made her feel nervous.
When the car was halfway through the journey, Meng Gu suddenly asked. "Have you called home yet?"
Chen RuYou frozed and could not answer. She did not want to lie nor dare to say 'what has it got to do with you?'
She secretly snuck a glance at him and saw Meng Gu turned his head to look at her. She quickly lowered her head. Fortunately, Meng Gu did not speak and only continued to drive quietly.
Chen RuYou sighed with relief. In her heart, she was thinking, perhaps just now he had used up his brutal energy and is now recovering. This's also good because soon she will reach home and maybe she can escape.
Just as she had finished thinking, she saw Meng Gu stopped the car by the roadside. He stared at her for a moment and suddenly said. "I'm going to buy a pack of cigarettes. Wait for me in the car."
Chen RuYou acknowledged with an 'Oh' and was just about to nod her head when Meng Gu said. "When I come back after buying the cigarettes, I hope you'hv finished calling your family."
"I'hv seen a lot of people like you. If there's no one to force you, you will shrink to the bottom. It's still not considered too late in the night. Are your parents asleep? Just make a phone call and tell them you're safe. It's not that difficult at all."
Chen RuYou was dumbstruck and stared at him.
"Did you quarrel with your family?" She shook her head.
"Did you break off with your parents?" She shooked her head again.
"Then call them. Don't let them think you have died outside." After speaking, he opened the door and went out from the car.
Chen RuYou's eyes followed him as he walked into the convenience store by the roadside. Soon after he walked out and in his hand was a bottle of water. It seems that he was holding a packet of cigarettes. He walked to the flowerbed beside the road, leaned against a tree and lit up a fire. She saw the cigarette light flicker and in the shadow of the streetlights, he exuded a light feeling of dispirited mystery.
Seeing that he would not be returning to the car for the timebeing, Chen RuYou thoughts for a while before she finally pulled out her phone.
Infact, he's not bad on this point. She even thinks he's right. If he did not force her, she does not know how long she will delays in calling home.
She dialed the phone and listened to the ringing tone. After three rings, the phone was lifted up from the other side.
Chen RuYou bit her lips and encouraged herself to go on. "Mom, it's me."
In the beginning, the answer 'Wei' sounded particularly loud and after hearing her voice, the other end was silent for a moment. Then Chen Mother answered her daughter. "You still remember to call home."
"I.., I had gastroenteritis a while ago and was hospitalized. Then my cellphone number was changed..." She did not know what else to say. She had lied to her parents and now she was looking for an excuse for herself.
"Is that true?" Chen Mother's tone was a bit harsh.
"Mom, I'm very sorry. I don't want you to worry so I told you I was working in a trading company."
"Is that all? If there's nothing else, I will hang up now. I'm playing mahjong." Chen Mother's voice was very cold and She did not wait for Chen RuYou to answer. She just hung up the phone.
Chen RuYou frozed with her phone in her hand and listened to the dead tone, her mind went blank. Then she felt the sourness in her eyes and it seems that something was flowing out of it. She bit her lips tightly, closed her eyes and forcefully blinked her eyes again. Suddenly she felt as if she could not breathe, pushed the door open and took a deep breath.
Meng Gu was still leaning against the tree, smoking his cigarette. He looked at Chen RuYou's actions, he did not speak nor did he come over.
All of the sudden, Chen RuYou felt that this man's not so bad after all, not so annoying too. She was grateful that he ignored her at this time and given her some space alone.
The two of them, one leaning against the car and one leaning against the tree. The distance, not too far nor too near and their figures could clearly be seen but their expression were hazy. The yellowish streetlights shone down on them and the sounds of footsteps of passerby and cars passing wrapped around them as if they were in a small world.
Chen RuYou looked at Meng Gu but he did not look at her. He was gazing at the cars on the streets as if he was counting the number of car passing by. This gave Chen RuYou some reliefs. She stared at him in a daze and her mind went blank.
She had summoned the courage to call home and had imagined various scenes of being scolded but she did not expect to receive such cold reception.
Chen RuYou knew her mother was angry, very angry. She felt the sourness in her eyes abd forcefully blinked her eyes.
Meng Gu seemed to have seen enough of the passing cars and walked over. "Handsome?"
Chen RuYou was blank.
"You'hv been looking at me for a long time. Isn't it because I'm handsome?"
Finally, she understood what he meant. She cleared her throat and nodded her head. "Handsome."
"How handsome?" Meng Gu actually asked.
She was still a bit dazed and wanted to tell him that his handsome look is comparable to how thick his skin is. But before she could open her mouth, a white car hurled towards them behind her. Its grazed the body if Meng Gu's car, hit the left rearview mirror knocking It off and then screeched to a sudden stop. Meng Gu narrowed his eyes and with a dark face, rushed towards the white car.
The white car's windows were down and loud music could be heard coming from inside. In the front seats, there were two people with confused expressions on their faces. After they had hit Meng Gu's car, they stopped and then they started the car's engine again, getting ready for driving off. Chen RuYou was afraid Meng Gu would be at a disadvantage and quickly followed behind him.
The people in the car saw Meng Gu going up and laughed loudly. One of them even raised his middle finger at Meng Gu. Chen RuYou caught a wisp of strong alcohol and saw Meng Gu furiously rushing towards and shouting loudly to them to get down from the car. Of course, the two people wouldn't listen to him and in the midst of shouting a series of profanities and loud laughter, they sped off.
Then just like the scenes in a movie, everything unfolded in front of her eyes. The white car beat the red traffic light at the intersection infront, as it turned in a corner, it nearly knocked into a car. The white car slammed on its brakes, rotated around, swept past the side of the car and immediately, the white car knocked into the police booth located in the middle of the road with a thunderous 'bang'.
Meng Gu rushed over to the other side and without thinking, Chen RuYou followed.
The front of the white car was wrapped around the booth with a hole in the middle. In the car, the two people's face were covered in blood. The man in the passenger seat was shouting in pain and the man in the driver seat was in shock and did not move.
"Can you talk?" Meng Gu quickly looked at the two people and then asked the driver. The man with an ashen face laboriously shook his head and it seems like he could not breathe. When Chen RuYou arrived, she was not sure what's happening. At the same time, Meng Gu shouted at her. "Go to my trunk, bring my first-aid bag!"
She did not know how to respond, only instinctively followed his instruction and rushed back to his car. Frantically, she hurried to the car but could not open the trunk. She was anxious and did not know what to do when a passerby pointed out to her that there's a switch near the driver seat. When the trunk.opened, she saw a big first-aid bag, picked it up and ran. The passerby shouted again. "Miss, you didn't lock the car."
Chen RuYou's head became hot. She ran back, pulled out the key while hugging first-aid bag and ran towards Meng Gu. When she arrived, she saw Meng Gu had already placed the man from passenger seat on the ground. She handed him the first-aid and without speaking, opened the bag and took out a tube. He tore off the driver-man's shirt and stabbed the tube into his chest. That man twisted his face in pain and soon his aspen face returned to normal. His breathing started to become lighter and Then nodded his head.
"Don't talk. Don't move. Stay still. You're lucky, I'm a doctor." Meng Gu was so cool and Chen RuYou could only look on blankly.
"Call for an ambulance." The Lord Meng Gu gave instructions again. Chen RuYou only remembered this now. The passerby who had followed behind her shouted. "I have called. I have called."
At this time, Meng Gu took his first-aid bag and rushed to the side of the wounded man lying on the ground. The man's lower leg was injured. There were also other injuries on his body and blood were flowing out from his wounds. When Chen RuYou saw so much blood, she felt a bit dizzy. She's afraid of blood.
At the same time, Meng Gu had started his emergency treatment. He shouted at Chen RuYou. "Come! Press down here!"
Both her legs weaken but she gritted her teeth, did as instructed and pressed down on the spot Meng Gu indicated. She vaguely understood that this would slow down the rate of blood loss. She breathed hard, closed her eyes and endured the strong feeling of discomfort.
The injured man appeared to be more energetic than Chen RuYou. He shouted loudly. "My leg is broken! Don't you dare f*** touch me, ah.....!" His cries sounded exceptionally tragic and Chen RuYou closed her eyes, feeling more dizzier.
"My leg, don't touch me! I told you, don't touch me....!" The man's struggles and this caused Meng Gu to give him a slap, immediately the man quiet down.
She wanted to laugh but She could not. Although her eyes were closed, She could still smell blood and coupled with the sticky feeling on her hands, she was going to faint soon.
This time, the wounded man again shouted. "F*** you! Just wait.., wait for me to break your leg!"
"You want to try?" Meng Gu's voice sounded cold and cool. "I don't break people's leg but I have always used the method of amputation. My skill is excellent."
She wanted to laugh again but could not, just kept in. She took a deep hard breath and didn't know if she had said anything. "Dr Meng, I'm going to faint."