Chapter 88: Her Special Story
Ye Qingran looked at him. “Yes, brother?”
Chu Yan was silent for a moment and then said indifferently, “Nothing. Good night.”
Ye Qingran did not know why this cold and arrogant man looked so lonely today.
It made her heart ache.
She hesitated for a moment and then sat down beside him. “If you can’t sleep now, I’ll tell you a story, okay?”
Chu Yan was stunned for a moment and then nodded.
Ye Qingran smiled.
She thought for a moment before saying, “Then… I’ll tell you a somewhat special story. I read this story in a magazine.”
Chu Yan said, “Alright.”
Ye Qingran began the story softly, “There was once a family. It existence was like the legendary King Solomon’s treasure. It was a legend that many people fantasized about becoming rich overnight. However, it wasn’t a legend. It was a family that had been in existence for a hundred years. However, as time passed, the family began to decline due to lack of outstanding descendants.
“Like an old lion king, the family became the prey of strong tigers, leopards, and wolves who had just grown up. They eyed the Lion King from the dark and came out from time to time to harass him, waiting for the best opportunity to kill him and take over his territory.
“A little girl who was only three years old became the hope of the family. They hoped that she could replace the Lion King, protect their territory, and lead them back to the glory.”
As Ye Qingran spoke, she looked at Chu Yan and smiled.
Chu Yan felt it was a bitter smile.
He asked, “What happened later?”
Ye Qingran said, “This is a bedtime story. Can you close your eyes so that you can fall asleep while listening to it? Otherwise, I don’t know how long I will have to tell it. After all, this story is very short. It will be very tiring to make it long.”
Chu Yan felt dizzy and his stomach was still hurting.
He did not say anything and closed his eyes.
When Ye Qingran saw this, she continued, “The little girl was instilled with this thought since she was young. She was trained by them to be a perfect successor, a successor who must know everything, be proficient in everything, and be omnipotent. She must dabble in various industries, such as finance, oil, communications, technology, hotels, and so on. She could not have friends, nor could she love or hate. She must be rational at all times, maintain a clear mind, and make the correct choices. All the choices must be made based on financial gains instead of emotions.
“She once rebelled, but due to her rebellion, her closest person died. At that time, she knew that she had to be powerful. Otherwise, she would be a weak lion without claws and teeth and she would be eaten by those tigers, cheetahs, and wolves…”
She suddenly stopped.
She did not continue.
After a moment, she turned to look at Chu Yan. “The story is over.”
Chu Yan closed his eyes. His breathing was even, looking to be asleep.
“Good, you’re asleep…
Ye Qingran said softly, then turned off the lights and left the room.
After the door closed, Chu Yan, whose breath was even, slowly curled his lips…
Ye Qingran returned to her bedroom and leaned against the headboard. She looked out of the window in a daze, looking lost.
She was the little girl in the story.
However, she did not think Chu Yan would understand.
Her father must be very anxious when she disappeared.
Fortunately, she had built a very professional team in the past few years. Even if she was absent for a year or two, the company would run smoothly.
However, it would not work in the long run.
She did not know how long she would have to stay here before she could return.
She didn’t know if she would never be able to go back.
However, she had to go back!
Perhaps, she would be able to go back once the female lead and the male leads ended up together and the story was completed?
Ye Qingran did not sleep well during the night and woke up very early.
Although she did not know how to cook, she had been here for so long and had learned how to use the electric rice cooker to make some millet congee. For those who had a hangover and a stomachache, millet congee could make their stomachs feel better.
Just as she put the congee on the table, she heard faint footsteps behind her.
She turned around and saw Chu Yan. He looked pretty good, and no one couldn’t tell that he had been drunk and had a stomachache last night.
“Brother, you’re up.”
“You cooked it?”
Ye Qingran smiled playfully. “I cooked it with the rice cooker.”
Chu Yan was obviously in better spirits than her. He seemed to have slept well last night.
Chu Yan followed her words and teased, “Kid, you’re amazing. You can use the electric rice cooker now.”
Ye Qingran said in embarrassment, “Brother, please don’t praise me for knowing how to use the electric rice cooker. People would think that I was an idiot.”
Chu Yan chuckled.
He seemed to be in a good mood and teased again, “Are you saying you were not an idiot in the kitchen?”
Ye Qingran emphasized, “I was a kitchen killer, not a kitchen idiot.”
Chu Yan said meaningfully, “I hope that one day, you can become the queen of the kitchen.”
Ye Qingran refused, “Give me a break .”
Chu Yan rubbed her head and went to the kitchen to get two bowls. He ladled millet porridge for both of them.
Ye Qingran tried hers and realized that the taste was very bland. She didn’t put sugar in it.
She ran to the kitchen and came back with some sugar. “Brother, do you want some?”
“Okay. You were drunk and had stomach pain last night, so you should eat light,” Ye Qingran agreed.
“Last night I caused you lot of trouble,” Chu Yan said.
“Not at all, but brother… I have something to say to you. You’re adult now and should know alcohol is not good for your stomach. Health is important and you must take good care of yourself, okay?”
Last night, she didn’t lecture him since he had a stomachache.
In addition, he was drunk and would not listen to her.
Now that he had recovered, Ye Qingran felt that she needed to give him some advice.
The person she interacted with the most after she came to this world was Chu Yan.
In the beginning, Chu Yan was only a gorgeous man to her and she was only covetous of his beauty.
After getting to know him better, she had taken him as her brother, her friend, and her comrade-in-arms. It seemed that… she had a crush on him.
Chu Yan looked at her solemn little face, and for some reason, he found it funny.
Meanwhile, he was a little touched.
Ye Qingran said with distrust, “I feel that you’re very perfunctory.”
Chu Yan lowered his head and took another bite of the congee. He asked, “Then, what can I do to make you believe me? Pinky swear?”
Ye Qingran glanced at him and said, “We’re men and we don’t do pinky swear. Alright, I believe you.”
Chu Yan went silent.