Chapter 6: Tell Me the Real Reason
Eight o’clock in the evening, Pearl Hotel.
The parking lot outside the hotel was filled with all kinds of luxury cars. Gentlemen and socialites alike got out of their cars and walked into the hotel one after another with fancy clothes and elegant demeanors.
In a red Maserati, Yin Hanruo coldly looked at the man with his hands on the steering wheel and asked, “Are you sure you don’t want to go in?”
The man was, of course, Liu Yanbo, dressed in casual clothes, with an unlit cigarette in his mouth.
Yin Hanruo angrily pushed open the car door and, before getting off, she turned back and said, “Don’t smoke in my car.”
Liu Yanbo smiled and nodded.
Yin Hanruo attracted everyone’s attention as soon as she got out of the car, especially men.
She was wearing a white evening dress and a pair of high heels ornamented with diamonds, with a small purse in her hand and a delicate, stylish necklace around her neck, each of which exquisite. But they were all overshadowed by this woman, none of them as beautiful as her.
Yin Hanruo, like a queen, under the attention of the public, walked calmly and gracefully to the hotel lobby.
Liu Yanbo watched Yin Hanruo walk into the hotel lobby in the car and smiled, tiredly closing his eyes.
Two cars bumped into each other, waking Liu Yanbo, who was sleeping in the car next to them.
But what attracted Liu Yanbo’s attention wasn’t the two luxury cars, a Ferrari and a Lamborghini, but a woman who came down from the Ferrari. He not only recognized the woman but also knew her very well.
To what extent did he know her?
They lived under the same roof for one year and three months;
They have touched every inch of each other’s skin;
They hugged each other on many sleepless nights, planned the future, and looked forward to their married life.
It was that woman who laid beside him and fell asleep yesterday night and was now leaning on another man’s arms.
“Han. Fei. Yan.”
Liu Yanbo closed his eyes and slowly uttered these three words, his voice colder than ice.
The owners of the cars, without even looking at the two cars that collided, led their respective partners into the hotel together, talking and laughing all the way.
Suppressing the anger in his heart, Liu Yanbo took out his cell phone, dialed Yin Hanruo’s phone, and expressionlessly said, “Come and pick me up.”
In the Pearl Hotel’s ballroom, Yin Hanruo, who had just hung up the phone, frowned. He had only said a short sentence, but she could tell how angry he was.
The banquet hall was on the third floor, and it usually took less than a minute to get up and down the elevator, but Yin Hanruo suddenly felt that these dozens of seconds were too long. She didn’t know why, but she had a bad feeling that if she was even a second late, Liu Yanbo would cause a disaster.
When she got out of the elevator, Yin Hanruo quickly walked out of the hotel lobby and rushed to the parking lot. When she opened the door and saw Liu Yanbo still sitting in the car, she was relieved.
“What’s the matter?”
Liu Yanbo got out of the car, threw away his cigarette butts, and quietly said, “Nothing, I just suddenly want to go in and have a look.”
“I don’t believe you!” Yin Hanruo said decisively.
“I don’t need you to believe me, you just have to take me in.”
Yin Hanruo, putting her hands in front of her, stood in front of Liu Yanbo and earnestly said, “I won’t take you in until you tell me the real reason.”
Liu Yanbo looked at Yin Hanruo, his eyes slowly getting colder and colder. He took a step forward and asked, “Are you sure?”
The two were already close. After Liu Yanbo took another step, they were almost touching.
This was the first time Yin Hanruo had been so close to a man who wasn’t her relative. A faint smell of tobacco came from him, and her face flushed shyly. She instinctively wanted to step back, but she didn’t allow herself to, not even one step.
Yin Hanruo looked up at Liu Yanbo’s cold eyes and stubbornly nodded.
Yin Hanruo refused to back down and Liu Yanbo did not move forward. The two were in a deadlock, neither of them speaking.
What a stubborn woman!
After staying silent for about ten minutes, Liu Yanbo suddenly took two steps back and sighed.
Seeing Liu Yanbo retreating, Yin Hanruo breathed a sigh of relief and put her hand down. She felt like she had won a siege.
Maybe because Yin Hanruo looked a little funny, Liu Yanbo unexpectedly smiled. He took out a cigarette and said, “You win again.”
When he lit his cigarette, Liu Yanbo took a few hard puffs and sighed, “I seem to be being cheated on.”
“What? You, you…”
Yin Hanruo, who previously felt fully prepared, was surprised by Liu Yanbo’s words. She pointed at him for a long time, without being able to finish her words.
“I said I’m being cheated on.” Liu Yanbo repeated impatiently.
“You mean your girlfriend is here, too? And she came with another man?”
Yin Hanruo finally reacted.
Liu Yanbo nodded and asked, “Will you please take me in now? Stubborn woman!”
“Don’t call me that, it’s terrible!”
Yin Hanruo glared at Liu Yanbo and said, “Then promise me you won’t act impulsively when you’re in.”
Liu Yanbo threw away his cigarette and said, “Let’s go.”
“Yes or no?” Yin Hanruo insisted.
Liu Yanbo asked, “Can I say no?”
“Then I can’t answer.”
“Wait for me!”
In the banquet hall, the charity auction had begun, so everyone’s attention was on the items, and no one noticed that Yin Hanruo had brought in a man dressing inappropriately for the event.
There were many people in the banquet hall, at least several hundred, but Liu Yanbo found Han Feiyan in an instant.
It proved that the old saying was true: even in a vast sea of people, with only a glance, you can find the one you care about the most.
It’s just that Liu Yanbo’s glance was no longer romantic.
“Did you find her?” Yin Hanruo asked in a low voice.
Liu Yanbo nodded, saying, “I’ll go have a look.”
“I’ll go with you.”
Yin Hanruo nervously looked at Liu Yanbo.
“No, you’re too conspicuous. I don’t want her to find me too early.”
With that, Liu Yanbo walked directly to the right side of the banquet hall.
In the central area were dozens of round tables, and on both sides, there were food and drinks, as well as places for the staff and waiters to gather, which went unnoticed, not meant to attract the attention of the upper-class people sitting in the central area.
Liu Yanbo mingled with a group of staff while coldly looking at Han Feiyan, who was sitting at a round table with a big smile.
Han Feiyan wore a red evening dress tonight, which was beautiful, but she put on a lot of makeup, making her look less innocently beautiful than when she was with Liu Yanbo.
Time went by slowly, and Han Feiyan smiled brightly until she finally got tired. She ended her smiles with a kiss.
Liu Yanbo, who had been observing, got tired of it and turned around to leave.
The auction continued, people came and left, who would notice the departure of a man as ordinary as dust?
Yin Hanruo could guess that Liu Yanbo didn’t want his girlfriend to find out he was there because a tiny bit of hope remained in his heart. He had hoped it was just an ordinary social event.
He was being stupid, but she wouldn’t laugh at him.
In love, those who gave their heart became stupid. Such stupidity couldn’t be mocked, no one was qualified to laugh at it.
Out of the banquet hall, Liu Yanbo dialed Han Feiyan’s phone. The call went through, but no one answered. He called again, but this time he was hung up on by the other party.
After more than ten minutes, Liu Yanbo received a text message.
[I’m working overtime. I’m not coming home tonight. You should go to bed early.]