My Mysterious Husband – Chapter 184 A Passionate Kiss (1)
Most of the books owned by Kerry were about finance and economics. She picked a book up and flipped through it, and there was nothing in it. So she picked another book and did the same thing. Soon, she flipped through all the books on the bottom shelf. And at that time, John knocked on the door and walked in with a glass of hot water.
“Miss Chu, please drink some water.” John placed the glass on a table, and he glanced at the book Venus was holding, and found it was a book about geography. “Miss Chu, are you interested in geography?” He asked.
Venus froze. She soon realized John was looking at the book she was holding, and she recovered herself and said: “Oh, not very much. But Kerry’ s books are so specialized and boring. And this is the only one I can read.”
“Oh, I see. I’ll leave you to your reading. Call me if you need anything.”
John walked out of the room. He leaned against the door and listened, but he could only hear the sound of turning pages. “What is she looking for?” He thought.
Venus couldn’t reach the books on the top shelf, so she grabbed a chair and stood upon it. She focused entirely on those books, and she paid no attention to the bookshelf so she didn’t notice the little button on the shelf.
An hour later, Venus had searched among all the books. And she then opened all the drawers and looked behind all the paintings hanging on the wall. But she found nothing. She sat on a chair, feeling exhausted. “Where can it be?” She thought to herself.
She drank the water in a gulp and decided to look for it in other places.
“Wait a second. I haven’t searched Kerry’ s bedroom yet. The chance is slim but it’s worth a shot.” She thought. “Tomorrow is Saturday and Kerry will be home. So I must hurry.”
So Venus went to the second floor. She looked around and found there was no one nearby, and she moved slowly to Kerry’s bedroom. She pulled the door handle, opened the door, slid into his room, and shut the door behind her quickly.
Everything in Kerry’ s bedroom looked exactly the same as always. The curtain, the carpet, the armchair in the balcony. Nothing changed. The sheet on the bed was still the blue one. And two pillows were placed on the bed.
“Wait a second. Two pillows? He really believes that I will come back, doesn’t he.” Venus thought.
There was a cabinet and a wardrobe in the bedroom. In the cabinet there were some magazines Kerry loved to read before sleep. And in the wardrobe there were some of his fancy suits, and three black wallets, which were empty.
“Where the hell did he hide the treasure map? Did he bury it under the ground?” She thought.
Venus’ spirits sunk. She was about to leave the bedroom, but before she walked out, she noticed there is a safe behind the wardrobe. She got excited. She walked towards it and tried to open it.
Surprisingly, the safe was not locked at all. She opened it with ease. But when she looked into it, she found the safe was filled with cash. There were at least five hundred thousand in there. Venus couldn’t understand why would he keep so much money in an unlocked safe.
“He is obviously overconfident with the security of his villa. But I guess no one has the guts to steal Ye Family’s money.” Venus thought.
“Miss Chu?” John called her suddenly. “Where are you? It’s time for lunch.”
Venus rushed to the door and listened. She walked out of the room when his footsteps receded. She then stayed at the hallway for two minutes before she went downstairs and towards the kitchen.
“John, are you looking for me?
John was arranging the chopsticks. He said smilingly: “It’s time for lunch. I couldn’t find you anywhere, so I called out to you.”
Venus scratched her head and said: “Eh, I was just in the bathroom.”
“Oh, I see. Now have lunch.” John kept setting the table. A flicker of a smile crossed his face, because he knew Venus was lying.
Venus took a nap in the afternoon. When she woke up, she walked around the villa aimlessly in the hope of stumbling into the treasure map.
John called Kerry and reported to him what she had been doing all day. “She is now playing with these ornaments. This morning she went to your study and your bedroom.”
“Alright. I know.” Kerry hung up the phone. He swiveled the chair and called his secretary and said: “Secretary Liu, bring me the tourist brochure of this city, the one you made last time.”
“Yes, sir. I’ll be there in a minute.”
It was late in the afternoon when Kerry went back home. Venus was at that time throwing stones into the lake. She was just too bored.
“The lake will be filled by your stones if you keep throwing.” Kerry walked towards her at a leisurely pace. The sun was setting. The sky behind him was dyed red. His eyes were smiling. He looked so tall and fair, and he reminded her of a prince from these fairy tales.
Venus was amazed by his appearance. She said: “There are not that many stones.”
Kerry sat beside her and said: “You are so bored. Why don’t you grab a book and read?”
Venus said: “Your books are too boring.”
“Tomorrow is Saturday. Do you have any plans for this weekend?” Kerry looked at her.
“No. I am not familiar with this city.”
“Do you want to travel around this city? Last time I wanted to show you around but you had a fever. So tomorrow we can go.” Kerry said casually. He wanted to take her out for a walk, so that she could stop thinking about what happened yesterday.
Venus’s eyes were alight with excitement. She said: “Sure! Do I need to take anything?”
“We won’t come back tomorrow night. So you should bring some extra clothes and your toiletries.”
“Yes, sir!” Venus said.
Kerry looked at her and found her eyes were so brilliant. He felt she is like a cat. Sometimes she is tender and sometimes she is naughty. He had a desire to hold her in his arms and rub her head.
The next day, Venus put on her gray sportswear, a pair of white sneakers and a pair of big sunglasses. She also had a backpack and in her hand was a finely made paper bag.
“Put it in the car. My backpack is too small.”
Kerry took the paper bag and threw it into the car. He was also dressed in a causal way. He wore a white t-shirt as usual, a pair of jeans and a pair of white sneakers.
“Where are we going today?” Venus asked excitedly.
“There are many rivers and lakes on the outskirts of this city, and there is an ethnic minority living by these waters. The scenery there is amazing.”
Venus remembered he mentioned that place before. Her friends also told her about the wonderful scenery there.
“Are we going to live there tonight?”
“Yes. We are going to live in a hotel.”
“That sounds exciting.” Venus looked expectant.
They arrived at the place after two hours’ drive. It was Saturday, and there were many tourists.
The moment Venus got off the car, she was amazed by the scenery there. She had a feeling that she was in a beautiful Chinese ink painting. The bridges were made form stones. There were docks at the side of the lake. Small bars were bustling with customers, and some little girls were doing laundry at the side of a small river.
“Let’s go.” Kerry said.
The sun was scorching, and Venus’ sunglasses were not enough to protect her from the sunshine. Luckily, when they walked across the stone bridge, they saw an old lady was selling sun hats. So Venus picked one. She put it on and asked Kerry: “What do you think?”
Kerry answered smilingly: “You look amazing.”
My Mysterious Husband – Chapter 184 A Passionate Kiss (2)
Venus was asking about the hat, but he was talking about her.
She paid for the hat and walked away at a brisk pace.
“Hey, young lady, do you want to take the boat?” A boatman asked her when she walked towards the river. “It’s only a hundred per person. It will a shame if you come this place without taking the boat.”
Venus had never taken that kind of boat. She said to Kerry: “What do you think? It looks pretty fun.”
“You are the guest. It’s all up to you.” Kerry smiled.
“Good! Let’s go!” Venus said. The boatman reached his hand out to help Venus to get on, but Kerry jumped onto the boat quickly and reached his hand out as well. He was so fast, and the boatman drooped his arm awkwardly.
Venus took his hand and jumped onto the boat. The boat wobbled and Venus lost her balance and fell directly into Kerry’ s arms.
Venus found it rather awkward, but Kerry thought it was a lovely moment.
The boatman smiled and said: “Take a seat please. I’ll row the boat.”
Venus broke away from him and sat in the boat. The big brim of her hat covered her face so Kerry couldn’t see her expression.
The boat drifted along the river slowly. Venus rested her chin on her hands and her elbows on the edge of the boat. The scenery absorbed her, and that little incident occurred just now was completely out of her mind.
“It must be nice to live here. Even the time slows down. So peaceful and free.” Venus said.
“Not necessarily.” Kerry said.
Venus looked at him and asked: “Why?”
“This place was once peaceful and tranquil, but now, so many tourists come to this place every single day. They are here even before the locals wake up.” Kerry said and looked up at the bank, where a tour guide was telling a group of tourists about the history of this place through a loud speaker.
“Will you be happy living in this kind of environment?” Kerry asked.
“But the economy won’t grow without tourists.”
“Sure. But you were talking about the life here. You weren’t talking about the economy.”
Venus shot him a sideways glance and said: “When I said life, I also included economy. How can you have a life without income?”
“Oh, sorry. My bad.” Kerry shook his head. Now he realized it’s never a good idea to reason with a woman.
They got off the boat and walked along the street. There were so many kinds of snacks along the street and Venus stuffed herself with all kinds of junk food before meal time.
The temperature raised significantly in the noon and Venus sweated profusely. And they decided to take a rest in the hotel booked by Henry, and resume their travel in the afternoon.
Henry booked a tranquil hotel, which has a big yard at the front. Lots of bamboos were planted in the yard. Beside the bamboos there is a little river and golden fish were swimming in it freely.
This hotel has only three stories, and it is mostly made of wood. So it creaks when people walk in it.
Henry took them upstairs and said: “Young master, Miss Chu, your rooms are all on the third floor, where you can have the best view. Miss Chu, I have put your stuff in your room.”
“It’s my pleasure.”
Henry took Venus to her room and gave her the key. He said: “Miss Chu, this is your room. Young master’s room is next to yours.”
Venus opened the door and walked in, and she fell in love with her room in an instant. The windows are made from wood, and delicate patterns are curved on them. A few pots of orchid are placed on the windowsill. The wooden table and chairs are painted red. The bed is in an ancient style and a pink curtain is hung around it. The sheet is so finely made and it feels very comfortable. A few Chinese traditional paintings are hung on the wall, and four treasures of the study are laid neatly on the table. Venus felt she just traveled to the ancient times.
“Are you happy with your room?” Kerry walked in and asked.
“I can not ask for more. Look at these orchid. Aren’t they lovely?” Venus said excitedly.
“I’m very happy that you like it. Take a rest. We will have lunch soon.”
Venus rubbed her belly and said: “But I am so full.”
Kerry said: “Fine. Then we will have lunch later.” He realized he couldn’t say no to Yan Chu’s request.
The weather here in summer is very unstable. Venus took a nap, and when she woke up, the sun was already hidden by dark clouds.
“It is about to rain. I wonder what does this place look like in the rain.” Venus thought to herself. She then put on her shoes and knocked on Kerry’ s door.
After lunch, they walked to the main street, and suddenly, the rain poured down.
People scattered, looking for shelter. Venus and Kerry stood under an eave. There were too many people and Venus was almost pushed out. Luckily, Kerry got hold of her and pulled her back in his arms. But her shoulder was still wet.
Venus didn’t want to be so close to Kerry. She tried to move away from him but the wall was right behind her and there was no space for her to move.
Kerry was facing her. He pressed his hands on the wall and created a little space. Venus looked at him and said: “Can you move back a little bit?”
Kerry gave no response, as if her voice was drowned by the heavy rain.
He then looked at her, and she felt very uncomfortable under his gaze but she was too weak to push him away, so she could only look away into the rain.
Kerry’ s body was now pressed against hers, and he was suddenly overwhelmed by a burning desire. He looked at her fleshy lips, and he knew only her lips could satisfy his desires, but he didn’t dare to do anything.
Another two people came under the eave, and the space between them was further narrowed. Venus put her hands on his chest and tried to push him away a little bit. But she felt his heart was pounding so violently in his chest.
She raised her head up to look at him, but the next thing she knew, his lips were pressed against hers tightly, and he was kissing her so hungrily, as if he wanted to swallow her.
There was nothing she could do. She surrendered completely to his kiss.
The rain outside got heavier, and their kiss got more passionate.
They kissed for a long time, and gradually, Kerry’ s passionate kiss developed into a soft licking. Venus’s legs went weak and she was completely supported by Kerry’ s arms.
They stopped kissing. Kerry breathed heavily into her ears. He felt Yan smelt exactly like Venus, and she also tasted exactly like Venus. He wanted her so badly.
“Kerry, if you keep doing this, I’ll kick you.” Venus warned Kerry. But she sounded so soft as if she was flirting with him.
Kerry smiled. He whispered against her ears: “Okay. I’ll stop.”
The heavy rain soon developed into a drizzle. A few young men walked into the drizzle and enjoyed it on their skin. When two young girls walked pass Kerry and Venus, they looked at them with jealousy.
“So humiliating.” Venus thought.
“The rain stopped. Let me go.” Venus said.
Kerry released her. His eyes were alight with joy, and a brilliant smile curved his mouth.
“Stop smiling!” Venus said. She felt her face was burning.
“Okay. I’ll stop.” Kerry said. But he felt too happy to refrain his smile. Venus then punched on his chest heavily.
“Alright, alright. I’ll stop.” Kerry stroked her hair and changed his expression.
Venus felt so angry. She knew she should feel happy as Yan Chu, because Kerry is so fond of her, but she is actually Venus, and she hated the thought that Kerry was falling in love with a different woman, even though she had no feeling for him at all.
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The problem is that she is both Venus and Yan Chu. She didn’t know how to make of her complicated emotions.
“Forget it.” She thought to herself. “You must remember you are Yan Chu! You are not Venus! The important thing is to save the kid!”
For the rest of the journey, Kerry kept saying nice things to her, hoping to get her forgiveness. Every time she showed interest in some kind of souvenir, he would ask her whether she wanted him to buy it or not. But her answer is always no. “I don’t like it.” “It’s too ugly.” She would say.
There was nothing Kerry could do. He stopped her and put on a sorrowful expression. He said in a soft voice: “Please stop being angry. I know I was wrong.”
“What did you do wrong?”
“I shouldn’t have kissed you in front of so many people.” Kerry answered.
“It has nothing to do with the environment! You shouldn’t have kissed me! That’s what truly matters!” Venus said angrily.
“But I did it. What should I do to make you forgive me?” Kerry said in a naughty way.
Venus rolled her eyes and said: “Go back to those shops and buy every single thing I showed interest in.”
“Every single thing?” Kerry was surprised.
“Yes! Every single thing! If you don’t miss anything, I will forgive you.”
“Deal! Just wait here.” Kerry said. He then turned back and walked towards those shops. He is a very smart person and he has a sharp memory. So it was not a difficult task for him.
Venus sat on a stone seat and waited for him. People passing by cast glances at her from time to time, especially these men who were traveling alone.
A bold man walked directly to her and asked: “Young lady, are you traveling alone?”
Venus glared at him and said: “No. I have company!”
That man walked away with disappointment.
She knew her exceptional beauty could make her a target for these single men. So she wore a cold expression, indicating that she didn’t want to be bothered by anyone. But her strategy proved to be useless. Because soon, another man walked to her and tried to flirt with her.
“Are you here to travel?” He asked. He wore a pair of glasses and he had a big backpack.
Venus looked at him coldly. She didn’t say anything, thinking: “What else could I possibly be doing here?”
The man didn’t give up. He said: “If you are alone, we can be partners. It’s dangerous for a girl to travel alone.”
“I have a partner.” She said. She noticed Kerry came back with lots of big and small bags from the corner of her eyes.
“You have been sitting alone here for a long time. Where is your partner? You are lying.”
Venus then looked at Kerry and smiled. That man followed her gaze, and he saw a tall and strong man with very handsome features was walking towards them. Kerry’s presence was so formidable and that young man escaped in an instant.
“Here are the things you want. Did I miss anything?” Kerry smiled and put the stuff on a stone table.
Venus looked at the goods carefully. Apart from all the things she wanted, Kerry also bought some snacks.
“You didn’t miss anything.”
“Can you stop being angry?” Kerry asked.
Venus didn’t answer him. A flicker of a smile crossed her face and she said: “I’m hungry.”
Kerry noticed her smile and he sighed with relief. He said: “Let’s go. I’ll take you to the best restaurant here.”
They had a sumptuous meal. Venus felt much better. They strolled along the street, which was washed so clean by the rain.
“Where are we going tomorrow?” Venus asked.
Kerry said: “We will have a good sleep. Then I will take you to the street that is known for its various kinds of snacks.”
“That sounds great!” Venus stretched herself and said: “I’m so tired. We walked a long way. Don’t wake me up tomorrow morning. I will sleep till the noon.”
“Sure. You can sleep as much as you want to.”
They arrived at the hotel and they went back to their rooms. Venus took a shower and went to sleep.
It was very early in the morning. But someone called Venus and she was wakened. She grabbed the phone and answered it.
“Who is it?”
“Director Chu. It’s about our project! The supplier of the equipment for our amusement park wants to raise the price all of a sudden. They said the price we give is too low.” It was Shixuan Tang’s voice.
“Why are you telling me this? What do I know about the business?” Venus said. Her eyes were half shut.
“The point is that we are not familiar with the situation here in this city, and we don’t want to get scammed. Luckily, this supplier was introduced to us by a friend, or we will need to pay more money.”
“So what do you want me to do?’
“I heard you and Director Ye are traveling. Can you ask him for some advice? Our company is responsible for this project but he is also a partner of ours. So he will help.” Shixuan said.
Venus finally opened her eyes and said: “Fine. I’ll give it a shot.”
“I’ll send all the materials to you, and also, I’ll be waiting for you at the entrance to the highway.”
Venus hung up the phone. She stayed in bed for a few minutes and then dragged herself out of it. Her identity was the second daughter of Chu Family, so she must be responsible for the family’s business.
She washed herself and walked to Kerry’s room with heavy steps. She knocked the door but there was no response.
“Where is he?” Venus murmured. She then yawned and called Kerry.
“Why are you up so early? I thought you won’t get up till noon. I am downstairs.” Kerry said.
“I have something to talk with you. Wait a second.” She said.
Kerry was reading a newspaper, while sipping a cup of coffee. He heard the creaks of the stairs and he looked up. Venus was still yawning and her eyes were brimmed with tears.
“What’s so important?” Kerry said smilingly.
Venus took a seat beside him and heaved a sigh. “It’s the supplier of the Ferris wheel. They want us to pay more, or they won’t sell it. But we already went over our budget. That’s why Shixuan called me just now. ”
“Didn’t you sign a contract with them?” Kerry asked.
Venus frowned. “We only have a verbal agreement. We are about to sign a contract two days later but they suddenly changed their mind.”
“This happens a lot in the business world. So what’s your plan?” Kerry put his newspaper down and took a sip of his coffee.
“Our plan is to ask you for help. Shixuan told me that you have some good connections and he wants you to introduce a reliable supplier to us.”
Kerry thought about it and said: “I do know someone who can help you. But we haven’t talked with each other for a long time. He is in G city.”
“Then let’s go and meet him.” Venus said excitedly.
Venus nodded. “Yes. Now.” She grabbed Kerry’s arm and pulled him up. “We can travel whenever we want to. The business is more important.”
Kerry smiled dryly and said: “Henry went to buy the breakfast. Should we wait for him?”
Venus released his arm and said: “Call him now. Ask him to come back. Oh, I almost forgot. I’ll send you the materials about the Ferris wheel.”
“Why are you so interested in this project all of a sudden?”
Venus shot him a sideways glance and said: “I am always interested in this project, okay?”
“You are so annoying. Call Henry now! Ask him to come back.”
Kerry took his phone out from his pocket. He shook his head smilingly and said: “Is this how you ask for help? With this kind of attitude?”
Venus changed her tone and said: “Mr Ye, Director Ye. I am begging you. Please.” Her eyes were sparkling
Kerry rubbed her hair and called Henry.
They met Shixuan at the entrance to the highway, and they drove together towards G city.
When they were about to arrive at G city, Venus suddenly remembered Xiran Xiao, the friend she made last time, was also living in G city. So she decided to meet her as well.
“What are you thinking?” Kerry noticed she was smiling all of a sudden.
“My friend Xiran also lives in G city. I think I can see her this time.” Venus said. She then called Xiran and said: “Hello? Xiran? I’m Yan Chu. Do you still remember me?”
“Of course I do. I’ll never forget you.”
Venus smiled. “Are you in G city? I am going to G city today.”
“Yes, I am. Are you coming to work? Or are you traveling? Do you need me to pick you up?”
“I’m traveling on business with my colleagues, so you don’t need to pick me up. I’ll call you when my work is done. I really want to see that handsome guy you mentioned earlier.” Venus said.
Kerry frowned when he heard about that handsome guy.
“Sure. I’ll be waiting for you.”
Kerry looked at Venus’s smiley face and asked: “Handsome guy?”
“Oh, it’s a friend of hers. Last time she helped him to find a doctor.”
Kerry nodded. “So he is a patient.” He suddenly remembered she just called her friend: Xiran. Is she the richest girl in G city? He thought.
“What’s your friend’s family name? Is it Xiao?”
Venus froze. She then said: “Yes. Her name is Xiran Xiao. What’s the matter?”
Kerry smiled. “Don’t you know her background?”
“No, I don’t.” Venus was displeased. “Do I have to know a person’s family background before I make a friend? I just think she is a nice person.”
Kerry comforted her by saying: “Calm down. Don’t get so excited all of a sudden.” He continued: “If I remembered it correctly, Xiran Xiao is actually one of the richest people in G city. Her family is a very grand family and her parents are doing business all over the world. I am very surprised that you can make a friend with her.”
Venus was so shocked and she widened her mouth. She knew Xiran is a rich person because Xiran was driving a super car the last time she saw her. But she never imagined she could be so rich.
“You are saying she is the richest person in G city?” Venus swallowed nervously.
“At least she is still on top of the wealth list.”
“Are you serious?” Venus felt she admired Xiran even more. “Now I am feeling stressed to meet her.”
Kerry searched on his phone and showed a picture to Venus. “Is this your friend?” He asked.
Venus looked at the picture and nodded.
“Then we are talking about the same person.” Kerry put his phone away. “But don’t feel nervous. You are friends. You are not business partners. Besides, you are also from a great family. Be confident in yourself.”