Mr. Yuan is Always Unhappy - Chap 37
Edited by Yummers
Yuan Rui was in disbelief. When Zheng Shaoyang’s wife called for a taxi, she walked out from an average apartment compound, it really didn’t seem like a place that the King of Jewelry would live in.
He asked, thinking it was strange, “Your sister-in-law lives there? And has to get a taxi ride to the hospital by herself? Shouldn’t she have a chauffeur and be accompanied by servants and maids?”
“It’s not that exaggerated. Though it is kind of weird for her to get a taxi ride to the hospital by herself.” Zheng Qiuyang also thought the situation to be strange. After a moment, he guessed, “Zheng Shaoyang’s mom originally wanted him to marry a girl who also came from a good family but he didn’t listen. He married a girl from an average family, and his mom disliked her from the beginning. A few months ago, my mom said that after they found out the baby was a girl, the old woman almost blew the house roof off. It was probably due to her behavior that resulted in her moving out.”
Yuan Rui was getting a bit angry. “She’s still her grandma even if the kid’s a girl! I think your sister-in-law is a super nice person. She’s pretty and kind, she probably didn’t want to argue with that old woman over such things. Your brother’s pretty scummy too, and here I thought he was a good husband because he looked so nervous!”
“I’m honestly not too sure about that part, I always heard that they had a good relationship.”
Yuan Rui rambled angrily, “What’s so good about making your pregnant wife live outside by herself? And having her look for a taxi ride to the hospital alone as well? When my mom was in labor with me, my dad was called over in the middle of a mahjong game. When he saw that it was a boy, he jumped a few feet off the ground in excitement. He sure was content as the father, he didn’t have a single clue about how hard it was for his wife to give birth. Somehow, he even thought about fighting for my custody during their divorce, my mom died early from him angering her too, good thing the judge didn’t give him custody of me.”
This was the first time Zheng Qiuyang listened to Yuan Rui talk about his biological father.
He couldn’t help but ask, “What if your dad comes back to find you one day?”
It seemed like Yuan Rui had already thought through this question as he answered with no hesitation, “Then I’ll open up a cardroom for him. Since he likes mahjong so much, he can play it all he wants. The only thing is I won’t let him gamble ever again.”
Zheng Qiuyang found it funny. “I thought you were going to say you wouldn’t want to see him.”
Yuan Rui spoke shockingly, “He’s my dad, how can I not?”
“Your tone earlier made it sound like you really hated him.”
Yuan Rui went quiet for a moment, then said, “I did hate him a little in the past…the last time I saw him, he bought me a new jersey and a basketball. I was still a shorty back then who would sit in the first row of the classroom. My mom wouldn’t let him see me so he sneaked into the school to give me the things at my classroom door. Then, he left while crying. Thinking of that now, he actually seemed quite pitiful.”
Zheng Qiuyang consoled him, “Don’t be sad, he hasn’t shown up in front of you for so many years now anyway. Don’t think about it anymore.”
Yuan Rui beamed at him. “I’m not sad, I don’t think about it too often either, only sometimes. I feel like he’s probably having a good life somewhere else, that’s enough. I don’t really miss him or anything. After all, I have a dad now, and a sister…oh right, also a godmother I just got today!”
Zheng Qiuyang reached out his hand to rub Yuan Rui’s hair, he was initially worried about Yuan Rui possibly harboring hate for his biological father. An emotion as strong as hate seemed so out of character for Yuan Rui.
Yuan Rui leaned against his shoulder, saying with a smile, “I also have a boyfriend!”
Zheng Qiuyang teased him, “Call me husband.”
Yuan Rui got a bit embarrassed. His lips moved a bit, trying to say the word, but in the end, he was too shy to say it. “Before I started dating you, I would get jealous from seeing all the bottoms from those novels calling their partner ‘husband’. Now that I’m actually in the situation, it’s actually hard to.”
Zheng Qiuyang had never encountered any novels like that, he asked with surprise, “What kind of novels are that lewd
Yuan Rui fished out his phone. “I have the digital copies, take a look.”
The two huddled around each other as they read smut novels together.
Zheng Qiuyang commented first, “Fuck, this is possible?”
“Is twenty-four centimeters even human? That’s a donkey.”
“He came that fast? That’s so unrealistic, not even girls do that.”
“Look, they all like getting their chests rubbed.”
“Is he a girl? ‘Husband, I want to give you a child’?”
“You wanna say that too next time?”
“No more, I can’t read this any longer.”
Yuan Rui tossed his phone aside, the two sat shoulder to shoulder on the sofa, each with their own thoughts.
Half a minute passed before Zheng Qiuyang said, “I’m hard.”
“Not from reading, from thinking.”
“…Thinking about what?”
Zheng Qiuyang turned to look at you, “Thinking about how to fuck you to death.”
Yuan Rui’s face was so red that it was about to drip blood, he stuttered, “You—you—you…”
Zheng Qiuyang felt a bit awkward right after he said that. He’d never said such plainly vulgar things to Yuan Rui, will Yuan Rui be mad?
Yuan Rui inhaled, then continued, “You—you wait here, I’m going to take a shower.”
As Yuan Rui showered, Zheng Qiuyang was rolling on the bed as he giggled.
Yuan Rui came out of the shower quickly. The two kissed as they dropped down to the bed. Zheng Qiuyang started leaving marks all over Yuan Rui’s chest again, Yuan Rui moaned with his eyes half-closed. Suddenly, he asked, “Did you think about your ex-girlfriend earlier?”
Zheng Qiuyang was caught off guard as he looked up, crying innocence, “I didn’t!”
Yuan Rui thought that meant he did, which made him upset, but he also didn’t want to break the mood. He spoke a bit pitifully, “You can’t think about it, okay?”
Zheng Qiuyang couldn’t help but laugh, he swore with a hand raised, “I really didn’t! If I dare to think about anyone else besides you, I’ll never get hard again.”
Yuan Rui was shocked. “Nonono, why would you be so cruel? That’s not a matter that only affects you.”
Zheng Qiuyang was laughing so hard he couldn’t continue the foreplay anymore. He entered straight away, Yuan Rui was pushed back by the thrust. Before he even let out a sound, the other kissed him while moving intensely below.
Yuan Rui thought, Mine, mine, mine!
Yuan Rui’s new godmother, Yang Lu, contacted him only two days later. She asked to meet him so she could give him the script for Who’s The Sand Between Your Fingers, conveniently they can discuss some other matters.
The night that the two accepted their newly formed relationship in front of everyone, Yuan Rui toasted and stuttered out “mom”. Since then, he hadn’t been able to say it again. He knew that Yang Lu was an individual who was cold on the surface but warm inside, but he still felt like there was a distance between them. Using “mom” to address her still seemed overly intimate. Yang Lu most likely guessed his thoughts, so while they were getting ready to leave the dinner party, she said, “Since we’re both in this industry, it’d be more convenient if you just address me as auntie.”
So when they met up this time, Yuan Rui called her, “Auntie Yang.”
The location was at a cafe near Yuan Rui’s apartment. Yang Lu came by herself. She said that she had some other business to attend to in the same area.
“This is the script, take a look when you get home. Feel free to point out anything that you see a problem with. We can all discuss it peacefully.” Yang Lu gave him the file, then continued, “The female lead has been decided, it’s Song Huanyan, she said that she knows you.”
Yuan Rui was a bit surprised. “Around my debut, I was the supporting cast in this one TV show and she played as my little sister. Her name was still Song Yanyan back then, she’s a very cute girl.”
Yang Lu smiled before quickly putting back on a serious face. “Don’t call her by her old name anymore. She’s a famous celebrity now who can be seen on TV year-round, she’s even more popular than you. If you say something wrong, even if she might not care, those around her wouldn’t always feel the same.”
Yuan Rui nodded fastly, “Understood.”
“The funding will all come in soon. If no accidents occur, the filming can start half-way into next month. We’ll be filming in Shanghai, the plan is to be finished in two months. By the time it’s over, it’ll be around New Year. That way it won’t be a hindrance to you taking on any new reality shows. I’ve asked and the drama that you filmed before—the one where you were the second male lead—it’ll air next summer. This drama will air next winter, with the dramas and reality shows back to back, you’ll be able to appear on TV consistently without a break. This will prevent your popularity from slipping.”
Yuan Rui knew that raising funds for a TV show was very complicated. Sand Between Your Fingers was approved not too long ago. For it to have the funds ready this fast, along with the plans to start the filming process next month, it was definitely considered very speedy. Of course, this definitely couldn’t have been done without Yang Lu’s influence within the circle. But for Yang Lu to be so thoughtful about a C-list celebrity like him, he couldn’t help but be touched.
He expressed sincerely, “Auntie Yang, thank you so much, really. If there’s anything you need me for, you have to tell me. Although I’m not very rich, or very famous…”
He couldn’t continue the speech anymore. With Yang Lu’s status and worth, she probably wouldn’t ever need anything from him.
As expected, Yang Lu said, “I don’t need anything right now. If there is anything in the future, I will definitely tell you.”
Yuan Rui thought, She must’ve said that so I don’t feel awkward, what a good person.
The two talked for over half an hour in the cafe before leaving. When they were preparing to leave, the two found that it was raining outside. A level of water had already started collecting on the ground.
Yang Lu asked, “Did you drive here?”
“I live in the compound ahead, I can get there if I jog a bit.”
“Since it’s not too far, let me drop you off.”
Yuan Rui thought about it and didn’t refuse. He dressed nicely to come to meet with Yang Lu, he didn’t really want his new pair of shoes to step into the water.
Yang Lu drove him to the ground floor of his compound, he got off as he said his goodbye to Yang Lu, “Auntie Yang, be sure to drive slowly since it’s raining.”
Yang Lu smiled. “Okay, go in.”
Just as Yuan Rui closed the door, he saw a taxi driving close. It parked by Yang Lu’s car, then its back door opened. Before the person even got out, a voice traveled over, “Good timing! I was just thinking you might not be home! Now I’ve caught you!”
Yuan Rui was shocked, no words could come out of his mouth.
It was Zheng Qiuyang’s mom.
He quickly bent over to say to Yang Lu, “Auntie Yang, you should leave first, we can talk again if something comes up.”
Yang Lu took a look at him, then took a look at the middle-aged woman who got off the taxi, her face puzzled.
Mom Zheng had already stomped around Yang Lu’s car. She went up to Yuan Rui as she spoke in rage, “Do you have the property certificate?!”
Yuan Rui instinctively backed away as he said, “Auntie—”
“Don’t call me that! It was gone after the last time he came home to visit, he’s never done something like this before, it must’ve been you who instigated it! Where is it?!”
Yuan Rui literally never asked Zheng Qiuyang about the property ownership certificate, he answered honestly, “I don’t know, should I call him to ask?”
As he was reaching for his phone, Mom Zheng stopped him by yelling, “Do not! Are you trying to tattletale now? You sure know how to scheme!”
Yuan Rui didn’t dare try to call Zheng Qiuyang anymore. He stood there, not knowing what to do.
Yang Lu asked from her car, “Yuan Rui, what happened? What property certificate does she want?”
Yuan Rui quickly replied, “Nothing, nothing, you should go now, it’s just…something stuff about my family.”
But Yang Lu said, “Since it’s your family, I should meet them.”
Yang Lu got out of her car.
Mom Zheng observed her, not certain of her identity. “I’m not his family, I’m here to get back what’s mine.”
Yang Lu’s eyebrows furrowed, “What does he owe you?”
The two held momentary eye contact before Mom Zheng chuckled coldly. “What? Are you going to return it for him? Who are you?”
“I’m Yuan Rui’s godmother.”
Mom Zheng chuckled coldly again. “Godmother? Then this can’t be handled by you, it’s not good if it’s not a biological family member.”
Yang Lu quirked her eyebrow. “Tell me, what does he owe you?”
Yuan Rui’s eyes rolled from left to right, he cut in with a low voice, “Um—”
Mom Zheng instantly went, “ You shut up.”
Contrarily, Yang Lu said, “Yuan Rui, tell me, what’s going on here?”
Yuan Rui’s mouth opened, but he didn’t dare to speak due to Mom Zheng’s glare.
Zheng Mom acted like an old buddha as she said, “Weren’t you asking me what he owed me? Let me tell you, he owes me a son.”
Yuan Rui held onto the file folder that had the script, his head dropped down as if there was a heavyweight tied to it. Oh god, am I about to be outed?
At night, Zheng Qiuyang came home while humming a song. As he came in, he commented, “The rain is pouring down so heavily outside, good thing you put a backup umbrella in my car, or else I’d definitely be soaking wet now…what are you doing?”
Yuan Rui sat on the carpet in front of the couch dispiritedly. He asked, “Has your mom called you yet?”
“No?” Zheng Qiuyang changed his shoes. “What’s up? Why are you suddenly asking about her?”
Yuan Rui threw his arms around him with tears streaming down his face.
Zheng Qiuyang could only return the hug. Suddenly, he connected the dots, screaming out of shock, “Fuck! Did she find out that the property certificate was missing? Did she come to find you?”
Yuan Rui shook him in their hug. “Yeah! It was so scary!”
Zheng Qiuyang quickly asked, “What did she do? Did you let her in? Did she break anything? Stop shaking, stop shaking, I’m getting dizzy!”
Yuan Rui stopped. “She didn’t come in, she caught me downstairs.”
Zheng Qiuyang carefully observed his face and neck, “You aren’t hurt, right? Did she insult you? Did she hit you at all?”
Yuan Rui was frightened. “She’d even hit me?”
“…That’s not certain.”
Yuan Rui was still immersed in the aftershock. “Oh good, good. My godmother happened to be dropping me off, they talked for a while downstairs, then left together.”
“…What the heck?”
Yuan Rui thought that he didn’t hear him, so he repeated, “They talked for a while then left together in my godmother’s car.”
Zheng Qiuyang touched his head, saying, “Baby, did my mom hit so hard that your memories got messed up?”