Chapter 354 An Unexpected Marriage Proposal (1)
Jingyan shook off Ziying Duan’s hand and quickly walked towards Yiyao, as if he didn’t hear Ziying’s words.
Although the lights were dim, Yiyao could still see Jingyan approaching her at a glance. She also stared at him dumbfounded, ignoring the crowd’s chatter. Her attention was on him
Finally Jingyan stopped in front of her. With a trembling voice he asked, “Yiyao, are you still alive?” His voice was hoarse. Yiyao tried to give a response, but she just nodded her head.
“It’s really you?” Jingyan reached out to touch her face. And when his hand was about to touch her, his hand stopped. He had seen this scene several times in his dreams. Whenever he touched her with his hand, he woke up.
“Is this woman here to mess up someone’s wedding?”
“Then she’s really shameless, how dare she appear at the wedding!”
The people all frowned. They were all talking and speculating about who this woman was.
Ziying Duan hurriedly walked over and stood between the two, saying, “Jingyan, let’s get married first, okay?”
“Get out of the way.” Jingyan called out.
“No.” Ziying was still standing in front of him. She glanced at Yiyao behind her with a look full of resentment.
Jingyan stared at her expressionlessly. He used to think she looked like Yiyao. At this moment, he found she really did not look like Yiyao because Yiyao would not have such a malicious look.
The three of them stood there. The atmosphere was awkward. Yuqi Mu and Chuxue Ye stood behind them and did not know what to do. Once Jingyan saw Yiyao, this wedding was impossible to continue.
Yuqi turned around and made a hand gesture to signal everyone to be quiet. “Everyone, please be quiet. I have something to say.”
His words made people quiet down. Then people lifted their heads and looked at Yuqi
Yuqi cleared his throat and continued. “Thank you all for coming to my brother’s wedding. The wedding has some problems, so it may not be able to proceed.”
The people on the scene were in an uproar. They knew that Yuqi was asking them to leave the place.
Chuxue handed the microphone to him, and he raised his voice and continued. “We are very sorry. As for when the wedding will take place, we will notify everyone afterwards. Everyone can leave now.”
The sound of the microphone was extremely loud and instantly drowned out the chatter of the crowd.
Jingyan frowned and was about to speak, but was stopped by Chuxue.
“Brother, let’s talk about it later. There are so many people here. You’d better keep quiet.”
Jingyan glanced at Chuxue and did not say anything.
Ten minutes later, only the six of them were left here. Venus and Kerry came down from upstairs as soon as they heard the news. They were followed by Ziying’s father and mother. Both of their faces darkened. Ziying’s father walked up to Jingyan in a rage and grabbed him by the collar.
“It’s you who proposed to marry my daughter, and now you cancel the weeding. Are you fooling my daughter? Say something now.”
Jingyan let him lift his collar and apologized, “Mr. Duan, I’m sorry.”
“What’s the use of being sorry?” shouted Ziying’s father. He raised his left hand towards Jingyan’s face and swung it over. Yuqi hurriedly grabbed his hand.
Ziying’s father glared at him, then Yuqi let go of his hand. “Mr. Duan, please calm down.”
“He has brought shame to my Duan family. How can I calm down?” Ziying’s father covered his chest and gasped for air. Then Ziying hurriedly held him up.
“Dad, are you okay?” asked she worriedly.
“I’m fine.” her father said, “I have to vent my anger today.”
With that, he stood up straight again, looked at Jingyan with a vicious gaze, and hit Jingyan with his walking stick.
Yiyao and Jinyi stood behind them, watching Jingyan’s wrists bruised by the walking stick, but didn’t know how to help him.
“Mr. Duan, please don’t hit my brother.” said Yuqi. He was behind Jingyan. As the walking stick beat Jingyan, half of it would hit Yuqi’s leg. He had been enduring the pain. Until he couldn’t bear the pain anymore, he stood out and grabbed the walking stick of Ziying’s father.
Ziying’s father saw that it was him again and became even angrier. “Get out of the way or I’ll also beat you.”
Yuqi saw the walking stick in his hand, but didn’t show weakness, “You have to think it clearly. You’ll pay the legal responsibility for injuring or maiming people.”
When he swung the walking stick in his hand to the highest, Ziying stopped in front of her father, “Dad, I don’t want Jingyan to be crippled, please don’t hit him again.”
“You ……” Ziying’s father was very angry. Jingyan had treated her like this, but she kept speaking for him, which really infuriated her father.
Ziying’s father suddenly felt dizzy and then fell to the ground.
Ziying’s mother had been watching from the side. Until she saw her husband fall to the ground, she rushed forward to help her husband.
The hall had just quieted down, but was stirred up by Ziying’s father’s fainting.
Yuqi hurriedly offered to take Ziying’s father to the hospital. Jingyan followed closely behind. As he turned around he finally spoke to Yiyao, “Wait for me. I’ll be back soon.”
Yiyao nodded, signaling him to leave, and then Jingyan went straight to the car.
The hall was quiet again. Chuxue failed to get into the car and stayed where she was.
For a long time, Chuxue only reached out and touched Yiyao’s face. “Yiyao, you’re really still alive.”
Yiyao told her the ins and outs. Chuxue covered her mouth incredulously, “So that’s how it is. My brother thought you were dead. He was very sad at that time.”
Yiyao laughed bitterly. “But why did he want to marry someone else?
“It’s a misunderstanding!” Chuxue explained.
“On Valentine’s Day, my brother went to mourn you. He drank too much wine and took Ziying for you, so they….”
She did not finish her sentence, but Yiyao already knew what she was going to say. He took Ziying for her and had sex with her, and then had to marry her.
“Yiyao, please don’t blame my brother.”
Yiyao looked ahead blankly, feeling a little ridiculous. “I don’t blame him.”
Then Jinyi suddenly held her hand. They just stood there for a while.
Yiyao regretted coming here for the wedding. If she had known it would be like this, she should have slept at home today and then gone to the flower store in the afternoon. Then her day could have passed in such a peaceful way. In that case, she wouldn’t know Jingyan was married, and Jingyan wouldn’t know she was still alive. Maybe they would think of each other occasionally, but they might slowly forget each other after a long time.
“Yiyao, let’s go back.” Jinyi patted the back of her hand and said.
She nodded, then said goodbye to Chuxue before following Jinyi to the car.
She planned to forget Jingyan and then move on, but now she knew that he still loved her and she was not willing to give up Jingyan at all.
“Yiyao, are you hungry? Do you want to eat something?” Jinyi asked.
Yiyao closed her eyes and shook her head. “I’m not hungry. I just want to go home now.”
Jinyi’s eyes rested on the suit on the passenger side. He had just taken it off and left it in the car. A small piece of the suit protruded from the pocket, where the ring he planned to propose to her was placed.
He thought that if he proposed to her at a romantic wedding, she would be touched and accepted his proposal, but he didn’t expect the result to be like this.
It was only when the car behind him honked that Jinyi snapped out of her musings.
Although he didn’t know exactly what her relationship with Jingyan was, he knew that right now she certainly wasn’t in the mood to say yes to his proposal either.
Chapter 354 An Unexpected Marriage Proposal (2)
In the hospital, Jingyan kept smoking in the corridor. The lights in the emergency room were still on.
Everything that happened today was enough to shock him. His eyes were bloodshot, which made him look exhausted.
“Brother, smoking is not allowed in the hospital.” Yuqi Mu got up and snatched his cigarette, twisting it out in the ashtray on the trash can.
“Don’t worry. He’ll be fine.” said Yuqi.
Jingyan looked at Ziying Duan and her mother who were crying with a heavy heart.
At this time, Venus Mu and Kerry Ye also hurried over.
Kerry stopped when he was half a step away from Jingyan.
“How is Mr. Duan?” asked he seriously.
Jingyan was silent.
“Now the operation is not over. We don’t know how Mr. Duan is doing.” said Yuqi hurriedly.
Knowing that Kerry could lose his temper at any moment, Venus hurriedly pulled him away. “Let’s go get the best doctor to come.”
Kerry did not speak, pursed his lips and left the corridor of the emergency room.
Jingyan walked to Ziying and sat down silently. Ziying glanced at him and leaned her head on his shoulder.
“It’s going to be okay.” He reached out and put his hand on Ziying’s head to comfort her gently.
Ziying’s mother looked up as he spoke, her gaze full of resentment, “You want to marry my daughter and then you call off the wedding. Why are you doing so?”
Jingyan was speechless. It was indeed his fault, but he also knew that if he and Ziying got married, he would not be happy.
His attitude angered Ziying’s mother. She stood up and tried to give him a slap. Ziying, who had been wiping her tears, however, stood in front of him. “Mom, please don’t ……”
At the same time, the lights in the operating room suddenly went out. A group of doctors came out from inside. Ziying’s mother rushed over to pull the main surgeon who was taking off his mask.
“Doctor, how is he?” Ziying mother’s voice was trembling badly. She tried to calm down before she could barely make out what she was saying.
The main surgeon took off his gloves and said to her with a frown, “The surgery is done, but I’m not sure when he’ll wake up.”
Ziying stopped crying, only to see her mother suddenly collapse on the edge of the hospital bed.
“Mom!” She hurriedly ran towards her mother, but she slipped and she also fell to the ground.
All of a sudden there was a mess around. The doctor rushed to help Ziying’s mother, who had fainted, and put her on the hospital bed again. Yuqi was like a spectator watching all this. He touched his nose, sighed, and also followed the group of people to the ward.
Inside the VIP ward, Ziying was sitting in the middle. Her father was lying on one side and her mother on the other.
Jingyan was with her. When he heard that Ziying’s mother was thirsty, he got up and got her some water.
When Ziying’s mother woke up and saw the water was handed to her by Jingyan, her face instantly fell. Jingyan handed the water to her. She was really thirsty, so she took the water angrily.
At first, she thought he was good to Ziying, so she persuaded her husband to agree to their marriage. But she didn’t think he would cancel his wedding with her daughter for another woman.
She glanced at Ziying and couldn’t help but sigh, “How is he doing?”
“He hasn’t woken up yet.” Jingyan said back
Seven or eight hours had passed since the surgery, but he still hadn’t woken up yet. Ziying’s mother couldn’t help but frown.
She really wanted to take a look at her husband. She struggled on the bed for a while, but finally Jingyan helped her up. Her eyes instantly were moist again when she saw her husband was lying across from her. They had been thinking that when their daughter got married, the two of them would retire and enjoy their life. But now their dream was shattered.
Yiyao sat in the courtyard of the flower store and stared. Five days had passed since Jinyan’s wedding day. She didn’t know how Jinyan was going to settle his marriage with Ziying.
“Miss Duan, ever since Valentine’s Day, someone always buys a large number of roses from our store.” Xiaocui spoke to Yiyao in confusion. She was puzzled what that person was using to buy so many roses.
Yiyao came back from his thoughts. “He didn’t tell you his name?”
“No, he said he bought it for their boss, so I didn’t ask his name.”
Yiyao frowned. “What time does he always come to the store to buy flowers?”
“He often comes very early in the morning and waits in the store before I arrive.”
Yiyao had already made up her mind that tomorrow she must come early and ask that man about it.
The two of them were chatting when Jinyi Bai’s car appear in front of their store.
“What are you guys talking about?” Jinyi asked.
After the day of Jingyan’s wedding, he acted as if nothing had happened and continued to come to Yiyao after class every day.
Yiyao squinted into the sun and smiled. “Why are you here so early today?”
“My colleague switched classes with me.” He waved the watch on his wrist. “We can go to dinner together.”
Yiyao got up and untied her apron. She handed a flower in her hand to Xiaoui, but she didn’t catch it.
“Sorry, Miss Duan.” Xiaocui bent down and prepared to pick up the flower, but was stopped by Yiyao.
“It’s okay.” Yiyao stepped on the flower petals with a slight force. His eyes were moist.
Jingyi didn’t notice Yiyao’s look, opened the car door for her and waited for her to sit inside.
He changed into a casual outfit, but he always had the small box with the ring in his coat pocket. He wanted to propose to her immediately, otherwise he was worried that something would change again.
He chose to have dinner at a private theme restaurant in the suburbs. The restaurant was surrounded by man-made rivers on both sides. As he requested, the table was lit with many candles and looked romantic.
“Why is no one here?” Yiyao was very puzzled. Usually at mealtime, some good restaurants would have a lot of people eating here, but there was no one here.
Jinyi took her inside and said lightly, “Maybe it’s newly opened, so not many people know about it yet.”
Yiyao sat opposite Jinyi. In Yiyao’s eyes, she thought that if there were many people lining up in front of the restaurant, then the food in this restaurant must be delicious. If no one dined in a restaurant, she thought the food may not be good.
“Good evening, sir, madam.” The waiter took a menu and greeted.
She took the menu, ordered a row of recommended dishes, and then handed it to Jinyi, “I’ve ordered it.”
Jinyi took the menu and handed it to the waiter, with a smile on his face.
Yiyao glanced elsewhere. She still couldn’t stand the way Jinyi looked at her.
Soon the waiter came over to serve the food. Yiyao used her chopsticks to put a piece into her mouth. Surprisingly, she found that the dish was delicious. She couldn’t help but take another piece and enjoyed it. Jinyi looked at her all the time.
After she ate her fill, she began to wonder again. “The food in this restaurant is so good, why are there so few customers?”
Suddenly, the lights went out, and a melodious cello rang out from one corner of the hall.
“Why is there still ……” Yiyao turned her head and was about to ask Jinyi, but her mouth was blocked by Jinyi’s finger.
Jinyi slowly got up from his seat, “Now please don’t say anything, listen to me.”
He saw Yiyao nod before he let go of his hand, then he knelt down on one knee, took out the small box from his coat pocket and gently opened it.
“I’ve liked you since I saved your life. At that time I wanted you to be my girlfriend. But what I didn’t expect was that you really became my girlfriend. That day at Jingyan’s wedding, I thought of many romantic ways to propose to you, but in the end, I didn’t have time to implement them.” said he. “You don’t have me in your past, but I want to be with you in the future. Yiyao, will you marry me?”
Yiyao froze in her chair, not knowing how to respond. She knew he liked her. She just wasn’t in the mood to delve into his love for her. She was always thinking about Jingyan. She thought from time to time that maybe they could be together again, so she never thought carefully about her relationship with Jinyi.
She just felt that he was gentle and attentive, and she was carefree when she stayed with him. However, she only considered him as a close friend but not a boyfriend.