Chapter 72 – [Untitled]
It wasn’t difficult to win, at least Zhuang Yiran thought so, because the initiative was currently in his hands. He could make this so-called game last as long as he wanted.
Zhuang Yiran preferred the feeling of facing Shen Fangqi and the others, so his monitoring of Shen Muan became slightly more relaxed. Sometimes Shen Muan would make requests, and as long as it didn’t affect his game much, most of the time he would agree.
Shen Muan quickly noticed Zhuang Yiran’s change. For him, it was a good thing for Zhuang Yiran to make this change, it would give him a chance to take advantage of it.
But Zhuang Yiran’s obsession with Shen Muan wouldn’t disappear so easily. Right now, he was just distracted by something more interesting.
At this time, Shen Muan was sitting on the ground with a book he had seen many times before, but hadn’t read yet. This was something he would do every day. Because apart from books, there wasn’t any other source of entertainment in the room.
Shen Muan looked at it very seriously, even if someone opened the door and came in, he wouldn’t lift his head.
Zhuang Yiran walked up to Shen Muan and sat down beside him cross-legged. There was a trace of exhaustion on his face, but he still seemed extremely excited.
“I didn’t expect that your disappearance would cause so many forces to band together and target me. It made me a bit surprised.“ Zhuang Yiran didn’t care if Shen Muan responded or not, he said to himself, “They are really interesting. I can’t help but get excited.”
“Is that all you want to tell me?” Shen Muan closed the book and put it aside, looking into Zhuang Yiran’s eyes.
“Of course not, but don’t you want to hear from them?” Zhuang Yiran stretched out his hand, trying to help Shen Muan tidy up his collar. But as soon as he reached out, Shen Muan avoided him.
Zhuang Yiran was a little displeased by this reaction, but he didn’t say anything. He just took back his hand, pretended that nothing happened and continued to talk about the recent events.
Many things have happened in the past few days.
“Why are you here today?” Shen Muan asked with confusion on his face, this was the first time Zhuang Yiran came here.
“Because they will come here soon, and I will also have to leave soon.” Zhuang Yiran said this unhurriedly. He didn’t play the game well, which made him feel a little bit frustrated, but also made him more excited.
His hands were trembling from the excitement.
Zhuang Yiran’s current mood was obviously abnormal.
“Where is Ruirui?” Shen Muan didn’t have time to care about this weird person, he only wanted to know about Ruirui’s situation.
Zhuang Yiran seemed to have expected Shen Muan’s question a long time ago. He took out a key from his pocket and threw it to Shen Muan, “This is the key, and the person is next door.”
Shen Muan picked up the key with a hint of surprise in his eyes. He thought Zhuang Yiran didn’t let him see Ruirui because he had locked Ruirui in another place, he didn’t expect that there was only one wall separating them…
In fact, Shen Muan had also made movements to test the next door before, but it seemed the sound insulation in this place was a bit too good, so the movements outside couldn’t be heard at all.
“Do you really think you can escape?” Shen Muan, who already got the key, asked suddenly.
Zhuang Yiran smiled and said, “You think I ran over here without any preparation?”
Of course, Shen Muan didn’t think that Zhuang Yiran would come to him without preparing anything, but still, he thought that Zhuang Yiran would be unsuccessful in his retreat.
“You shouldn’t have come to see me.” After Shen Muan finished speaking, he punched Zhuang Yiran in the face. He tried his best to leave an obvious mark on Zhuang Yiran’s face.
Shen Muan’s sudden action stunned Zhuang Yiran that he didn’t even have time to dodge, making him take the punch firmly. Zhuang Yiran touched the place where Shen Muan punched him but did not get angry instead he burst out laughing.
“It really is… It’s so interesting, I like you more like this.” Zhuang Yiran looked at Shen Muan and felt that the other party’s current appearance was more like the young man he knew in the past. That person made him experience the light and the shadow in his life, leaving indelible traces.
Before high school, Zhuang Yiran’s life was not particularly good. In order to make his life better, he did certain things. From that time on, Zhuang Yiran knew that something was wrong with his mental state, but he didn’t care. It was this mentality that made him do things that seemed abnormal to ordinary people, so in the end he always tried to maintain a calm state.
The incident that Shen Muan saw back then was actually just Zhuang Yiran looking for a little fun.
But he didn’t expect that this small matter would make him lose Shen Muan. Zhuang Yiran regretted it at that time. He didn’t regret doing it, but regretted failing to conceal it, and having Shen Muan discover it.
Shen Muan had been watching Zhuang Yiran closely. But when the other only smiled when he saw him, and did not show any signs of getting angry, he was a little surprised.
He really couldn’t understand the man in front of him. And Zhuang Yiran didn’t understand him as well. They were two people not from the same world at all. Becoming friends was just an accident.
“I’m leaving.” Zhuang Yiran didn’t bother anymore, he directly left through the door.
Shen Muan had no plan to stop him. Zhuang Yiran should definitely be prepared. And he had a more important thing to do right now.
Shen Muan came out of the room. This was the first time in a few days he had seen the outside. Even before, there was a dedicated passageway for the food that was delivered, which means the door was never opened from the beginning.
Walking to the next room, Shen Muan inserted the key.
Ruirui’s door lock wasn’t as complicated as Shen Muan’s. Maybe because the other party was a child, so Zhuang Yiran didn’t supervise him very strictly.
When the door was unlocked, Ruirui stood up vigilantly and picked up a thick book on the table. As long as the bad guy came in, he would throw it to him directly.
Fortunately for him, it wasn’t a bad person who came in. It was actually Brother An An, who he had been thinking about all night and day.
The moment he saw Shen Muan, Ruirui threw down the book in his hands and rushed over. He hugged Shen Muan’s waist, and began to cry loudly before Shen Muan could speak.
It felt like Ruirui was crying out all the fear and sadness that he had accumulated during their imprisonment. Shen Muan didn’t speak, he only hugged Ruirui, patted him lightly on the back, and let him cry until his heart was content.
During this time, they were not the only ones nervous and afraid. But soon after, the police arrived at the scene and finally took them back.
The moment Shen Fangqi saw Shen Muan, he could finally let go of the worries in his heart. His body, which had been tight the whole time, slowly relaxed. Shen Fangqi wanted to step forward and hug his younger brother, but Chu Yi, who came with them, moved first and hugged Shen Muan.
Chu Yi couldn’t remember how he had spent the past few days. He hardly rested during this period of time, and Shen Muan was the only one in his mind.
This time, he wouldn’t let go so easily anymore.
Shen Muan sensed Chu Yi’s emotions and comforted him gently. At the side, Shen Fangqi’s face had already turned black.
After finally separating the two people, Shen Fangqi took Shen Muan and Ruirui in the car, and pushed Chu Yi to the front passenger seat.
After getting in the car, Shen Muan asked his brother why Zhuang Yiran suddenly gave up and fled.
“It’s like this…” Shen Fangqi slowly began to describe what happened during the whole incident, especially what happened in the past two days.
TL Note: LOL wtf just happened… I’m dizzy (◎_◎)