Chapter 259: My Mysterious Husband
My Mysterious Husband – Chapter 259 I Want to Be With the One I Love Forever (1)
The reporters all looked at each other. One female reporter blushed and asked, “Kevin, do you have a girlfriend?”
Then there was a burst of laughter, instantly breaking the tense atmosphere.
Kevin Ye was also stunned, but he quickly smiled and responded, “I don’t have a girlfriend yet.”
“Then what kind of girl do you like? Chinese or foreigners?” The female reporter asked again.
“Although I studied abroad, I’m very traditional man. I like Chinese girls.” Kevin said.
“I think the Chinese girls are beautiful and kind, and they are dedicated to love. I want to grow old together with the one I love forever.” Kevin said. His words not only impressed the female reporters at the scene, but also won the hearts of thousands of girls in front of the video.
“You still haven’t said what kind of girl you like.” The female reporter who had just asked the question asked boldly.
Then Venus’ face flashed in Kevin’s mind.
“If someone gets my heart pounding, then that’s love comes. The love I desire has nothing to do with looks, nothing to do with family. I just care about feelings.”
For a while, everyone’s affection for Kevin increased, and they stopped making things difficult for him and even started to speak for him.
“In your opinion, who is trying to deliberately frame Mr. Ye this time?”
“I’ve been studying abroad. I rarely cared about the company, and I don’t know who my brother has offended, but we’ve called the police about this rumor. I believe the law will give us justice.” Then Kevin chuckled and continued, “Kerry and I are brothers. If he is the freak, according to genetics, then I should be too. Do you think I look like a freak?”
Then these female reporters chimed in that Kevin was their idea of the perfect man not a freak.
“I actually still want to have that power. Then I would just disappear when I want to and go wherever I want, which seems to be what we all wanted when we were kids,” Kevin continued.
His words immediately made everyone feel better about him and distracted the reporter from Kerry’s supernatural power.
The interview ended on a happy note, with Kevin inviting dozens of journalists to the luncheon. Kevin, who was well-informed and unassuming, was humble and modest with whomever he interacted. No matter who he talked to, he was always polite and humble, so everyone, including the male reporters, had a good impression of him.
After the luncheon, Kevin asked John to give each of them a red envelope.
“In two days it will be Chinese New Year. These red envelopes are the New Year’s gifts for you.” Kerry said with a smile.
The red envelopes contained not only eight amusement park tickets, but also two thousand yuan.
The crowd cheerfully thanked him, and then prepared to leave.
Kerry also thoughtfully used all the luxury cars of the Ye family to send the reporters back to their companies, because it was planned in advance, so the car was just enough.
As he saw the last car drove out, the smile on Kevin’s face disappeared in an instant. He suddenly became serious.
The battle of public opinion was half over. Next, he had to figure out how to silence those big shots who were manipulating the reporters behind the scenes, or else this kind of thing would continue to plague his family.
To the Ye family, money is not the most important thing. As long as it can be settled with money, it is a small matter.
Two hours after Kevin’s statement, the public opinion on the Internet had a drastic change. Everyone shifted their attention from Kerry to Kevin.
Journalists who were influenced by Kevin did their best to praise Kevin and clarified that the story about Kerry was a rumor.
For a while, Kevin became the prince charming of women all over the country, and no one and no one paid attention to that inexplicable video anymore.
At the beach, Tianye Mu sat on a boulder and smoked. He had quit smoking. However, he was too distracted these days, so he smoked again.
The sea was dark and gloomy. The fog didn’t lift.
Henry walked over with his sore legs and sat down next to him. Tianye handed him a cigarette and took out a lighter to light it for him.
Henry had never thought that Tianye would light him a cigarette. After the past few days, the two of them were close.
Henry took a long, hard drag on his cigarette. He had dark circles under his eyes.
The two men smoked in silence, no one speaking.
The search of the sea had been extended to its maximum extent. The water was cold. The lifeguards shivered every time they came up from the sea.
No one dared to say they wanted to give up looking for Kerry, although they thought Kerry’s chances of survival were slim.
At night, Venus started having nightmares again. This time, in her dream, Kerry was lying on an unknown island, and vultures were pecking at his corpse. Venus rushed forward to chase them away, but all that was left of Kerry was a skeleton.
Venus woke up from the nightmare with a scream. Her forehead and back were covered in cold sweat. She was gasping for breath, and the skeleton’s eyes flashed in her head.
Suddenly the door was pushed open and the light in the room came on. Kevin came to her room.
“Do you have nightmares?” he asked.
Kevin saw that she was sweating, handed her some tissues, and then sat on the edge of the bed. “What did you dream about?”
Venus looked up at him with panic and sadness in her eyes.
“I had a dream that something bad happened to Kerry.”
“Was he hurt?” Kevin’s voice was soft.
Venus gulped and nodded.
Kevin saw the desperation in her eyes and wanted to reach out and hug her, but he couldn’t. He knew it wasn’t right for him to do so.
“Venus, my brother’s going to be okay. Don’t worry about him too much.”
Venus didn’t speak. She knew Kevin was comforting her, even though he himself was sad.
“Why do you come here all of a sudden?” Venus asked, “Didn’t you sleep at night?”
“I couldn’t sleep. I was smoking in the hallway. I suddenly heard a scream in your room, so I came in to check it out.” Kevin said.
It was then that Venus smelled the faint odor of tobacco on him.
Kerry was his brother. They had grown up together. Venus knew he must be worried about Kerry, which was why he couldn’t sleep.
Looking at his long, slender fingers, Venus remembered something. “How’s your arm?”
Kevin moved his fingers nimbly, “It’s fully recovered.”
“That’s good.” Venus said, and then lowered her head to look at Pingan.
Kevin’s heart ached. There was nothing more they could talk about between them now.
“You go back to sleep. I’ll leave. Good night.” Kerry got up, and then prepared to leave.
“Good night.” Venus said politely.
Venus didn’t fall sleep after Kevin left. She thought something about Kerry a lot. It had even occurred to her that Kerry might be dead. She told herself to be strong and face whatever happened.
The following day was New Year’s Eve.
The first thing Venus did when she woke up was to call Tianye Mu to inquire about the results of the search, but she still got nothing about Kerry.
“Is your leg better?” Tianye asked.
“They’re much better.” Venus paused and said, “Brother, don’t hide anything from me about Kerry. I’m not the girl I used to be. I can take it.”
“Actually, we found a shirt in the sea. Henry said it was Kerry’s.”
Hearing this, Venus bit down on her lower lip, tears streaming down her face.
Tianye heard Venus’ crying and asked softly, “Venus, are you okay?”
Venus slammed down the phone, then curled up under the covers and cried.
“Did he really die? He left me and my children forever without even saying goodbye?”
Last night Venus told herself to be strong, but then she knew the salvaged shirt of Kerry, and she cried out in sorrow.
Her sobs woke up Pingan, who was sleeping next to her. He rubbed his eyes and turned his head to see his mother crying. He got up from the bed and walked over to Venus.
“Mama, please don’t cry.” Pingan said, and then he wiped Venus’s tears with his chubby little hand.
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Venus hugged the baby tightly and cried even harder.
Outside the room, Xiran Xiao hesitated to knock on the door, and Kevin, who was passing by, stopped in his tracks.
“Xiran, what are you standing here for?”
Xiran pointed to Venus’s bedroom and sighed, “Tianye called me to say Venus was crying. He asked me to come and comfort her.”
“Why is she crying?” Kevin asked.
“She knows about Kerry’s salvaged clothes.”
Kevin’s eyes glistened with sadness. “But why don’t you go in and comfort her?”
Xiran frowned, “I’d like to go in too. But I think we should let her cry for a while.”
Kevin nodded and was about to go downstairs, but Xiran called out to him.
“Are you okay?” Xiran asked.
Kevin didn’t look back. He didn’t want Xiran to see the tears in his eyes. With a choked voice, he said, “I’m fine.”
She waited outside the door for five or six minutes, and then pushed the door open and entered.
On the bed, Venus and Pingan were both crying.
Xiran walked up and patted Venus on the shoulder, “All right, all right, don’t cry. When you cry, your children cry with you. We’ve only found Kerry’s shirts, not his body. When we find his body, you’ll cry then, okay?”
Venus stared at her with teary eyes, and said, “Xiran, are you trying to comfort me? Why am I even sadder after hearing your words?”
Xiran shrugged, “I’m telling the truth. Kerry is just missing. If he comes back one day, won’t all your tears be for nothing?”
“Then I just want to be sad, can’t I?” Venus choked up.
“But Kerry isn’t dead yet, so don’t cry. I thought you were a strong woman the other day.” Xiran said.
Venus wiped her tears with the blanket, not as sad as before. Xiran looked at Pingan and then wiped his tears with the blanket.
Venus took one look at Pingan and noticed that his large eyes were swollen.
She straightened the collar of her pajamas and said in a very nasal voice, “Can you help me to the bathroom?”
“You have to promise me one thing first,” Xiran said.
“What?” Venus asked.
“You’re not allowed to cry before we find Kerry.” Xiran said. “Please pretend he’s out on a trip.”
Venus thought for a few seconds, and then nodded.
“I want to hear you promise me personally,” Xiran said.
“I promise you. I’ll live my life until I find Kerry.” Venus promised.
Xiran heard her say this and then happily extended her hand, “Here, let me help you to the bathroom.”
Venus went to the bathroom with Xiran’s help and washed her face on the way.
Since she could not go up and down the stairs because of her leg injury, the maid brought her breakfast directly to her bedroom.
As the maid left, Venus said, “Please let Kevin come over after he has breakfast.”
The maid nodded and left.
Xiran took a sip of warm milk, raised her eyelids and asked, “Why do you suddenly want to see Kevin?”
“It’s New Year’s Eve. I want my brother to stop looking for Kerry. He’s been looking for Kerry for three days now. And it’s still so cold. I think Kerry might …..” Venus choked out.
“Have you made your decision?” Xiran was quite surprised by her words.
“I’ve been having nightmares for two days. Maybe Kerry is dead,” Venus said, “but I need to talk to Kevin about it.”
Xiran shook her cold hand, “I’m glad you’re willing to face this.”
They were having breakfast when there was a knock on the door.
“May I come in?” Kevin asked.
“Yes, please.” Venus said loudly.
“Venus, you wanted to see me?”
“Have you finished eating?” Venus asked.
“Yeah.” Kevin said. In fact, he only ate half of it. When he heard the maid’s words, he threw down his chopsticks, wiped his mouth and went straight upstairs.
“I have something to discuss with you.” Venus said cautiously.
“What?” Kevin said
“It’s New Year’s Eve, and I want my brother and Henry to stop looking for Kerry. It’s been a long time, but we haven’t found him yet. I thought Kerry might be…… Kevin, do you know what I mean?”
Kevin looked into her red, swollen eyes. He knew she had been awake last night and had cried, so he figured it would be hard for her to make this decision.
“Okay, I’ll listen to you.” said Kerry.
On the night of New Year’s Eve, Tianye Mu and Xiran stayed at Ye’s house instead of going back to Mu’s house for New Year’s Eve.
The New Year’s Eve dinner was sumptuous. Mrs. Qin cooked many dishes. The tables were filled with delicious food. Wine filled many glasses. Most of the servants in the villa had gone home on vacation, except for the three who lived nearby, and Venus invited them to join them. Many people were sitting around the table, but Kerry’s seat was empty.
According to tradition, the lights were turned on in all the rooms of the villa. There were couplets on the doors and red lanterns hung everywhere, which John had decorated all afternoon.
Venus forced a smile and lifted her glass of red wine, “Today is New Year’s Eve, so let’s put all the sadness aside and have a good time. I’m sure Kerry is still alive, so for the first toast I wish him good luck.”
“My brother has been the perfect controller of his own life for the past 30 years. Fate will not give him a sad ending. He will come back safely.” “Kevin smiled.
Then everyone raised their glasses.
After New Year’s Eve dinner, it was too boring to watch the Spring Festival Gala, so Kevin suggested playing mahjong. This got support from Tianye. But Venus didn’t know how to play mahjong, so Kevin invited Henry to join them.
“Can we bet a smaller amount of money? Otherwise I would have lost my salary for the year.” Henry said.
Venus sat behind Xiran with Pingan in her arms. She smiled at Henry’s words and said, “I’ll pay for the money you lose.”
“Really?” Henry asked with surprise.
“Of course. If you lose your money, just take the money I pay you as red envelop for you. If you win, the money will be your year-end bonus.”
“Thank you.” Henry said happily. “Then I’ll have no worries.”
Xiran rarely played mahjong, so she wasn’t very good at it. “I’m not very familiar with the game, so you’ll all have to wait for me to figure out how to play mahjong.” She said.
“You have never played it?” Kevin somewhat believed her words.
“Yeah. I rarely play mahjong.”
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Kevin Ye almost clapped in celebration, “That’s great. Then please lose more money.”
“When I get familiar with the game, I’ll make you lose your money.”
As expected, Xiran Xiao had won many times in a row after she figured out the game.
There was a lot of laughter in the room. John, who had come up to refill the tea, smiled kindly. He also stood behind Henry and instructed him on how to play mahjong. But when he went out, he sighed softly.
Last New Year’s Eve, Kerry was alone in the house. He sat in front of the window alone until dawn. This year, all the people Kerry was expecting were back, but he himself wasn’t here.
“Things are really hard to predict,” John sighed.
Near midnight, firecrackers were heard in the distance. They put down the mahjong and went outside. Pingan, who had fallen asleep, woke up to the noise.
“Kevin, why don’t you go light the fireworks?” John said, and then gave Kevin a lighter.
Xiran stood next to Venus and covered Pingan’s ears with her hands. There was a loud bang, and huge fireworks exploded in the sky.
Pingan laughed very happily at this sight.
“Venus, light a Kongming lantern as a blessing for Kerry.” John said, and then he brought a blue lantern to Venus.
Together they lit the lantern and watched as it slowly expanded and then flew into the sky.
“Kerry, you can’t die,” Venus whispered.
Tianye held Xiran in his arms and said softly, “You should call our parents. It’s New Year’s Eve, and I want to thank them for giving birth to the most beautiful you in the world.”
Xiran was stunned, then smiled and asked, “Parents?”
“Yeah. But they’ll be my parents soon.” Tianye said.
“You haven’t even proposed to me yet. Why are my parents your parents?” Xiran said.
Tianye bowed his head and kissed her deeply on the lips, “I’m sorry. I’ve been so busy with things lately. When I’m done, I’ll make sure to give you a grand proposal ceremony.”
“I don’t care if it’s grand or not,” said Xiran, leaning against his chest, “I only care if you have me in your heart.”
“All I have in my heart is you.” said Tianye.
“Okay then, I’ll let you talk to my parents.” She said, and then she pulled out her phone and held his hand, walking into the room.
Kevin was extremely shocked when he saw how gentle Xiran was. He didn’t expect her to have such a tender side. He thought she was always so strong.
Kevin lit a firework and walked over to Venus and said to Pingan, “How does it look?”
Pingan clapped her little hand in delight, “It looks beautiful.”
“Here, take this.” Kevin put it in his little hand.
“It’s fun.” Pingan shook it in his hand.
Kevin’s eyes fell on Venus’s smiling face and said softly, “Happy New Year, Venus.”
“Happy New Year.” Venus said with a smile. Then she looked at Pingan. She was worried that the fireworks would hurt his hand.
Venus gave red envelopes to all the servents who stayed at the villa and sent New Year’s greetings to them.
Pingan also received several red envelopes, especially the biggest red envelope from Tianye.
“Venus, we’re going home first.” said Tianye. After finishing the meal, Tianye and Xiran were ready to leave.
“When you need us, remember to call me. I’ve been sending people to find Kerry, so don’t worry too much.” Tianye said.
“Honey, can you give me a kiss?” Xiran walked up to Pingan and said.
Then Pingan smiled happily and gave her a kiss on the cheek.
She touched his face. “I’m leaving, bye.”
As she watched the two men leave, Venus felt a sudden chill in the environment.
“Go inside, it’s too windy out there,” Kevin reminded her.
Venus nodded, then turned around with Pingan in her arms and entered the house.
Ye family didn’t have many relatives and Kevin claimed that his brother wasn’t home, so no one came to his house to visit in the New Year.
Venus saved herself the trouble of entertaining guests, but her heart was also very sad.
Although she promised Xiran not to think too much, the truth was there, and she was just sad.
After the Spring Festival holiday, Venus and Kevin not only had to look around for Kerry, but also had to face the problem of running the Yehuang Group.
Several of the company’s top executives had been following Kerry for years and were loyal to him, so it was a problem whether they would be able to follow Kevin’s, or Venus’, orders.
If they asked where Kerry had gone, Venus and Kevin didn’t know how to answer.
After discussions with Tianye, on the last day of the Chinese New Year holiday, Venus invited the two vice presidents of the Yehuang Group to the Ye villa. The two vice presidents were only below Kerry in the company’s hierarchy.
When they received the call from Venus, the two vice presidents were surprised. They had got the news that Kerry had gone to Australia with his wife and children for New Year’s Eve, so they didn’t expect to receive Venus call.
When they arrived at the villa, the two vice presidents were even more puzzled. They saw several people sitting in the living room. In addition to Kevin, there was also Tianye and his girlfriend in the living room. However, there was no Kerry.
As for the background of Tianye’s girlfriend, they had already investigated her clearly on the night of the annual meeting. They knew that she was the richest person in S city.
“Please take a seat.” Venus said politely, “I’m really sorry. I shouldn’t have called you here to discuss company matters while you are still on vacation.”
“May I ask what’s so important?” Mr. Chen asked.
Venus looked worried and got straight to the point, “There is something very important.” Then her eyes got wet. “Kerry is missing.”
“What?” Mr. Chen was shocked.
“My brother is indeed in trouble. I said on TV earlier that his trip to Australia was a lie. He couldn’t come out in person to clear up the rumors because he was missing.” Kevin said.
“What’s going on?” Mr. Chen looked anxious and asked.
Kevin was silent for a moment and said, “On the night of the annual meeting, my brother received a strange phone call. They said they had something important to give him in person. So my brother left the conference and never came back. We’ve been looking for him for the past few days.”
“That’s why I was in such a hurry to leave,” Venus explained.
Mr. Chen recalled the evening of the annual meeting. He was still wondering why Kerry left in the middle of such an important occasion.
“Then who the hell called Mr. Ye?” asked Mr. Xu, another vice president.
Venus shook his head, “I don’t know. We’ve checked Kerry’s phone records. The call was made from overseas,” she paused for a moment, and then said meaningfully, “You know he’s offended a lot of people in the past, so ……”
Mr. Chen and Mr. Xu were extremely smart people. They have been with Kerry for a long time and know that Kerry has offended many people in the process of growing Yehuang Group in the past few years.
“Is it kidnapping or revenge?” Mr. Xu asked.
“It should be revenge. We don’t even know where he has been taken.” Venus said, and then she buried her face in her hands, crying.
At that moment, a soft voice came over, “Mom.”
They both turned around to see a kid in a yellow sweater walking up with a glowing Transformer in his hand.
To their surprise, the kid looked just as he was describe on the Internet, with one eye blue and one purple, and he looked like Kerry.