COLD CEO AND ARROGANT WIFE - Season 3 Episode 14
“Elder Xiang, are you taking care of your health?”
Grandfather Xiang groaned inwardly when he heard the same question from Mu Chenyan again. Every single time she called, she just had to ask this very same question.
He looked at the screen of the laptop and asked, “How many times do you want me to answer that question?”
“Well, I can’t help it,” replied Mu Chenyan while scratching her jaw.
Grandfather Xiang put down the scissor that he had been using to prune the plants. “Are you having fun?” Mu Chenyan nodded her head. “Make sure not to get hurt.”
“Yes,” answered Mu Chenyan. She never told him what she was up to but she knew in her heart that he knew about it. They say fathers always have a connection with their daughters. Although she never called him father, Grandfather Xiang did raise her like a daughter. There were several things she didn’t need to put in words before him.
“Are you hiding something from me, Chenyan?”
Mu Chenyan bit her lips and nodded, “I’m not sure whether I should tell you about this or not.”
“There is no secret that stays forever,” answered Grandfather Xiang.
Mu Chenyan contemplated his words and nodded agreeably. She also knew nothing could stay hidden forever. It was useless for her to even try.
“Last night, Yue Fai was in an accident,” she stated trying to keep her voice as calm and relaxed as possible.
“What?!” Grandfather Xiang’s eyes widened. “What happened?” He inquired in worry and Mu Chenyan gave him all the details she had.
From the moment Raelle asked people to rescue Hyson, she was already informed. After all, the security team of the whole Xiang family fell under Mu Chenyan’s jurisdiction. There was no way any one of them could hide this from her. So, even if Raelle didn’t choose to tell her, she was well-informed.
“Elle didn’t tell me anything about it, but she’s taking some serious actions.”
Grandfather Xiang processed everything he learned and smiled gently, “Are you upset that she didn’t tell you anything? Or you’re upset that her actions aren’t enough for you?”
Mu Chenyan cleared her throat, “Neither. I just don’t want her to get involved in this messy stuff.”
“She has been corporate world for a decade now,” said Grandfather Xiang. “Don’t you think she is quite familiar with the dealing of such messes?”
Mu Chenyan sighed out, “I know she is capable. I have no doubt about that. But I don’t want her beautiful heart to get tainted.”
Grandfather Xiang shook his head, “You are the one who taught her to have her own opinions. And now, you’re upset that she has her own opinions? Didn’t you always complain about how she didn’t care enough to even talk back to people who insulted her? And this time, she isn’t just talking back.”
Mu Chenyan made a face and agreed with him. Indeed, she should be happy that Raelle was reacting in this way but she couldn’t help worrying. Such a conflicted feeling.
“Did you tell Yue about this?”
Mu Chenyan looked at him and shook her head, “Even though Yue Fai’s injuries aren’t life-threatening, they are still serious enough to scare Yue half to death. I don’t wanna be the one to break this news to her.”
Grandfather Xiang nodded, “It’s good that you didn’t tell her. Let the kids decide what they want to do. You don’t have to get involved. You just make sure they are safe.”
“Yes!” replied Mu Chenyan.
“Huh?” Mu Chenyan looked dumbfoundedly at him.
“Do you expect me to believe that was all?”
Mu Chenyan cursed under her breath before telling him, “When the rescue team found our Fai, he was not alone. There was an injured Air Force officer beside him as well. After they were both moved to the hospital, we received the information of the Air Force officer.”
Grandfather Xiang’s expressions didn’t change even though he could tell where this was going. But he didn’t stop her either and let her continue as he listened attentively.
“The officer was Lieutenant Colonel Xiang Weimin who had gone missing during a mission two days ago while his jet crashed, no one was able to find him until Yue Fai accidentally found him in snow,” she added and observed his reaction. “Elle already knows about this.”
Grandfather Xiang closed his eyes and adjusted his emotions before asking, “How is his condition?”
Mu Chenyan briefed him before concluded, “His injuries aren’t life-threatening either but he could have died if he didn’t run into Yue Fai. After all, his communication device was broken and because of his leg injury, he couldn’t find his way out of the mountain forest. It was highly likely that he would have died there.” She paused and recalled something, “I’ve checked. He was supposed to be on vacation. His vacation was even approved. But at the last minute when the aircraft of enemy intruded on the country’s territory, he decided to take the mission and flew his jet out.”
Mu Chenyan scratched her ear not knowing what to say. “Well, you wanted to know if any of your grandchildren were in trouble.” She tried to laugh it off by adding, “Besides, I spent quite a while in the army compound. I still have a lot of connections.”
“Don’t bring this up with Raelle,” instructed Grandfather Xiang. “She won’t be interested in knowing what Xiang Weimin was doing there.”
“Well, you’re right. She really isn’t interested at all. She isn’t even interested in his life and death.”
“You should stop getting so interested as well,” added Grandfather Xiang. “Don’t think I don’t know why chose Nanzhou for your escapade.”
Mu Chenyan pursed her lips tightly, “I’ll try my best to not be so interested.”
“I’m gonna go look for Raelle. You take care of yourself. I’m hanging up.”
Mu Chenyan said goodbye and turned off the video call. But she was left staring into space with so much running through her mind.