My Lovely Wife is a Forensic Doctor - Chapter 182
Chapter 182 They Were All Preoccupied
“What is it?” Mu Yu stared at Jiang Wenwen worriedly.
“What’s the relationship between Wen Zeyu and Director Rong?”
“Huh? Well, they…” She instantly looked troubled. “Wenwen, I only knew about Zeyu’s feelings for Ying, or Director Rong, after some time. Before this, after creating the chance for you and Zeyu, I noticed that there’s no progress and thought that you had no chemistry. I then learned that he has feelings for Ying and I didn’t follow up on it. Earlier, when you confessed your feelings for him in front of me with the birthday gift, I had wanted to tell you about his love for Ying but I was cut off by Huan. Then, I rushed to the airport and completely forgot about it. I’m sorry.”
“Hey, I’m not here to blame you. What are you sorry for?” Jiang Wenwen waved her hand without a care and soon followed up with a question, “You said Zeyu has feelings for Director Rong. What about her? Does she like him back?”
“She doesn’t seem interested in him.”
“That’s good.” Jiang Wenwen let out a sigh and made a victory gesture excitedly. “It’s exactly like what I guessed.”
Jiang Wenwen grinned and put her hand around Mu Yu’s waist with a gleeful look. “When I saw Zeyu’s nervous look at An City airport, I immediately guessed that someone dear to him must have been on the flight. Xi and Young Master Shang are a couple so the only person left is Director Rong. Just now at the entrance, I hid in a corner and carefully observed Zeyu and Director Rong. I think it was only a one-sided relationship because he’s passionate, but she’s not interested at all. That’s why I had to check with you. Now that my guess is confirmed, I can stick to my original plan.”
Mu Yu was astonished. “What original plan?”
“My plan to confess to Zeyu.” Jiang Wenwen waved the gift box in her hand.
“You’re confessing? Shouldn’t it be the guy who confesses?”
“Tsk.” Jiang Wenwen waved her hand in disdain. “Nobody said that only men could confess. What a man can do, a woman will be capable of. Not only that, our success rate is higher than the men’s!”
Mu Yu was confused. “Why is our success rate higher?”
“Men had to move mountains to go after women; women going after men was a piece of cake. Haven’t you heard of it before?” Jiang Wenwen gave her a coy look. “Now, I’ve confirmed that Director Rong has no interest in Zeyu and it is only his one-sided love. Through my careful observation during this period of close contact with Zeyu, I confirmed that he has fulfilled all criteria of my Mr. McDreamy. No! He even fulfilled the criteria of a partner! That’s why I…”
“Have you been in close contact with him? When did you meet up with him alone?” Mu Yu cut her off in shock.
“Uh, w-we met up for a few times privately but only to dine and chat.” Jiang Wenwen smiled guiltily and feared that she might let slip the collaboration with Wen Zeyu and Qin Xiaozhi regarding Mu Yu’s first night with Qin Jinhuan. To avoid that, she immediately changed the topic, “Anyway, I really took a liking to him. Later when I confess, you’ll have to give me a hand.”
“Don’t rush it. Why don’t you postpone your plan?” Worried that her good friend might be hurt, Mu Yu immediately advised Jiang Wenwen, “Huan and I will help you to prod him. When we have more clues about Zeyu’s preferences, you can confess to him.”
“Zeyu is a fine man. I’m worried that…”
“With Huan keeping an eye beside him, no other girl will stand a chance.” Mu Yu realized that Jiang Wenwen showed no sign of giving up. Therefore, she changed her tone and said, “Huan told me that Zeyu prefers conserved girls such as Ying.”
Upon hearing that, Jiang Wenwen immediately stopped insisting on her confession but she still sounded in a rush. “Okay, but please make it quick.”
“Will do. By the way, Wenwen…”
“Hey! Who’s that girl?”
“Ouch, it hurts!” Mu Yu took a sharp breath and shook away Jiang Wenwen’s tight grip on her arm.
However, Jiang Wenwen had no time to apologize and she focused on the entrance with fury. “I have a love rival!”
“A love rival?” While swaying her arm lightly, Mu Yu followed Jiang Wenwen’s gaze in astonishment. A glance was enough for her to freeze in shock. Taking the hand of a girl, Wen Zeyu led the long-haired girl toward everyone.
The girl looked less than twenty years old and was exceptionally pretty. Her pale and smooth complexion were rosy. She had curved brows and below her long and thick lashes hid a pair of sparkling dark eyes. Under her delicate nose tip lay a pair of red, moist lips. The girl was tall but paper-thin, which made it hard for her to fit perfectly into her pink evening dress. If only she could gain some weight and develop some curves, she’d definitely be a rare beauty in the world.
The girl probably noticed Mu Yu’s intense gaze, and her eyes arched into a nice crescent shape that sparkled with allure. Mu Yu became even more mesmerized and confused because she felt that the girl’s smile was somehow familiar to her. However, she could not recall where she had met the girl before.
When Jiang Wenwen saw that Wen Zeyu was smiling even wider than the girl beside her, she was extremely jealous and pouted. She then mumbled under her breath, “When did he start to develop interest in the skinny type?”
“Yu,” The girl said and Mu Yu was taken aback.
The girl nodded at them. Jiang Wenwen’s eyes were filled with shock as well. “That couldn’t be! You…”
“Do I look ugly after the makeup?” Qin Chengxi instantly felt uncomfortable and her face turned beet red. She took back her hand from Wen Zeyu’s grasp and looked down at her entwined fingers in nervousness.
“No, no, you’re not ugly!” Jiang Wenwen waved her hands furiously and flashed an exaggerated smile. “You’re gorgeous! You’re killing it! Your beauty is indeed unparalleled!”
As long as the other girl was not Jiang Wenwen’s love rival, she was willing to give the highest praise.
“This shows that Ying’s makeup skills are great.” Qin Chengxi was extremely unconfident. When she was talking, she kept stealing glances with blushing eyes at Qin Jinhuan who was standing not far away from them.
Rong Ying smiled and remarked, “It was only a few brush strokes. The key is that you have a great base and you’re naturally pretty. If you were an ugly girl, I could not have turned you into a beauty with my skills.”
“She’s right.” Mu Yu finally composed herself and approached Qin Chengxi, pulling at her hand and praising her in shock. “I never thought that our Xi would look this pretty in long hair! I couldn’t tell it was you at first.”
“Isn’t it weird to see me in a wig?”
“Hey! Don’t take it off. Just keep it on like that. You look breathtaking in long hair!” Rong Ying beamed and pressed on Qin Chengxi’s hands that were attempting to take off the wig.
“You’re indeed pretty in long hair!” Jiang Wenwen agreed. “Keep your hair long. When it reaches your waist, it’s time to marry Young Master Shang.”
At that moment, Shang Qi who had been quiet randomly remarked, “I don’t have the patience to wait for her hair to grow longer.”
Everyone was firstly taken aback and soon erupted into laughter. Qin Chengxi felt embarrassed at their reaction and glared at Shang Qi with shyness before turning her head to the side.
“What’s there to be shy about? A girl will be married someday anyway. If we were still in feudal times, you could have been a mother to a few children at this age.” Wen Zeyu beamed and pushed her toward Shang Qi. When Shang Qi hugged Qin Chengxi, he joked at Wen Zeyu, “It seems that President Wen has a baby fever.”
While addressing Qin Chengxi, Shang Qi stole a glance at Rong Ying. On their way back from Ning City, he had observed Wen Zeyu’s affection toward Rong Ying.
Wen Zeyu took the hint and grabbed the chance to turn to Rong Ying, joking shyly with her, “Ying, are you interested?”
However, Rong Ying merely pushed him in the direction of the cake. “We’re all starving. Why don’t you cut the cake now?”
When she turned around, her gaze seemed to intentionally sweep past Qin Jinhuan, who pretended that he did not see it. Instead, he turned his gaze to the cake. Rong Ying’s meaningful gaze was not lost on Wen Zeyu. The light in his eyes dimmed when he noticed her affection toward Qin Jinhuan.
“Hey, Zeyu, cut the cake and pass it around.” Rong Jian reflexively put his hands on Rong Ying’s shoulders and nudged her toward the cake in order to shield her from the eyes of Mu Yu and the others.
Shang Qi vaguely felt that his joke was awkward. After exchanging a glance with Qin Chengxi, they both smiled and changed the topic with the people around them. “Come, let’s sing a birthday song for the birthday boy. The birthday boy should make a wish.”
Mu Yu gave a good stare at Rong Ying with sorrow in her eyes. If Wwn Zeyu was dead set on Rong Ying, wouldn’t that mean a no go for Wenwen? Wouldn’t she be sad?
“What’s the matter?” Qin Jinhuan embraced Mu Yu and whispered in her ear. She remained silent with her lips pursed, sighing and shaking her head at him. Thinking that she must have noticed Rong Ying’s affection for him, he didn’t want a misunderstanding and instantly lowered his voice to explain himself, “You fool. Don’t overthink it.”
“I can’t stop it. I’m just worried.” When everyone was busy singing the birthday song, she took the chance to whisper back at him.
“Is there a need to worry about it? We’re destined to be together.”
“Yu, the first slice is for you.” Wen Zeyu respectfully handed the slice of cake to Mu Yu. “Here’s to Yu giving grandpa a great-grandchild soon.”
When Mu Yu received the cake, Qin Chengxi excitedly asked, “If Huan and Yu have a child, how should the child call me?”
Shang Qi responded ahead of everyone else, “The kid should call you aunt, and I’ll be the uncle.”
Rong Jian and the rest immediately exploded in laughter while Qin Chengxi blushed and coquettishly pretended to hit Shang Qi who immediately jumped to the side. The two started fooling around. Rong Ying and the others who wanted to masquerade their preoccupation took the chance to join the merriment, clinking glasses and chatting away.
Jiang Wenwen who had always loved a merry atmosphere saw Wen Zeyu being rejected for the second time and was secretly overjoyed. With a glass in her hand, she moved between people in the crowd. To her, Rong Ying’s rejection of Wen Zeyu was an opportunity.
“Yu!” When Rong Ying saw Mu Yu take a glass of wine, she immediately rushed over to press on Mu Yu’s hand and reminded softly, “You must be preparing to get pregnant, right? You can’t be drinking alcohol.”
Feeling guilty, Mu Yu thought that Rong Ying had known about the official relationship between her and Qin Jinhuan. She was a little embarrassed and awkwardly shook her head in an attempt to explain, “It’s alright. Huan doesn’t plan to have a baby this soon.”
“Don’t drink that!” Rong Ying remained pressing on Mu Yu’s hand and swiftly found an excuse, “Yu, I think your complexion doesn’t look good. I’d advise you to meet me at the hospital tomorrow. I’ll run a body checkup for you.”
Upon hearing that, Mu Yu immediately turned nervous and touched her own face while asking Rong Ying, “Do I really look awful? Could it be some health issues?”
“Could be. But I can’t really tell with my naked eyes. It could also be an illusion. Don’t worry about it. Just see me at the hospital tomorrow and treat it as a regular checkup.” Noticing that Mu Yu was anxious, Rong Ying immediately softened her tone.
Rong Ying saw Qin Jinhuan headed toward them and she was worried about letting slip. She merely reminded Mu Yu, “I’ll wait for you at the hospital tomorrow then. I’ll look for Xi now.” Then, she hurried away.
“What did Ying tell you?” Qin Jinhuan stared at Rong Ying’s figure and asked Mu Yu.
“Nothing much. She suggested that I have a regular body checkup tomorrow at her hospital. Huan, what do you think about the relationship between Ying and Zeyu? Would it work?”
“I don’t know.”
“I’m very worried about Wenwen.” Mu Yu stared blankly at Jiang Wenwen, who had been following behind Wen Zeyu for the entire night. It was then that Qin Jinhuan finally figured out the source of her worries and he secretly sighed in relief. He smiled at Mu Yu and comforted her, “It’s not something within your power. Just let them be.”
“To be honest, I pity Zeyu. He tries very hard to please Ying but he’s always ignored by her. Say, what do you think Ying has in her mind? Does she have someone in her heart?”
Qin Jinhuan’s gaze flickered when he heard the second question, but he simply replied, “Who knows?”
“Huan, if you have the chance, you should ask Ying what she thinks of Zeyu. If she doesn’t plan to give him a chance, you should just advise him to give up on her. Then, Wenwen might still stand a chance.”
“It’s not something that we should interfere in.”
Just then, a loud bang was heard when the door to the banquet hall was kicked open forcefully. As his speech was cut off by the intrusion, Qin Jinhuan looked up and saw a group of people rushing in aggressively.