100 Million Yuan Wife - chapter-840
Ye Ningyuan’s gaze darkened. He turned to look at her, while An Xunuo
gazed at the sea. She said calmly, “This island is beautiful.”
She came up with something irrelevant all of a sudden, which made Ye
Ningyuan very confused. He was still trying to understand what she had
said earlier on. “An Xunuo, what do you mean?”
“Nothing.” An Xunuo turned her head around and laughed. He had never
seen her smile so brightly before, but it seemed forced. He was
distracted for a moment.
Beating around the bush and figuring out people’s hearts were his
strengths. However, he refused to guess what An Xunuo meant by that.
Perhaps, he was afraid that he might be put in a difficult situation if
he did understand her. Or maybe, he knew that understanding what she said
wouldn’t change the fact.
“Ye Ningyuan, Xu Xing, and Silver Cloud seem close,” An Xunuo said.
Ye Ningyuan nodded. He could tell that there was something going on
between Silver Cloud and Xu Xing as well. They were definitely more than
friends. He laughed. “Xing Xing had always thought that she liked me.
Perhaps, she is wrong about it.”
“Are you saying that she likes Silver Cloud?”
“She begged Silver Cloud to not kill me earlier when he was pointing a
gun at me, but she kept looking at him nervously. Actually, Xing Xing was
afraid that my family wouldn’t let Silver Cloud off if he killed me.
Not everyone could afford to offend the Ye family,” Ye Ningyuan said
calmly. “Although I am not sure how they got to know each other or what
Silver Cloud is thinking, I know that Xing Xing…”
He shrugged his shoulders and stopped speaking.
However, An Xunuo understood him. “How about you? If Xu Xing’s love
for you all these years is just an illusion, then how about yours?”
“An Xunuo, don’t you think that you are poking your nose into my
affairs too much?” Ye Ningyuan’s voice suddenly turned cold, and he
glared at her indifferently. He did not like others to talk about Xu Nuo,
nor did he care about what others thought of them. However, he wouldn’t
allow anyone to question his love for her.
There was nothing to do with guilt, compensation, or repayment of a debt
of gratitude. He had merely accidentally fallen in love with a girl named
Xu Nuo when he was young.
“Sorry,” An Xunuo said coldly. Then, she stood up and left without
any words. Ye Ningyuan frowned. Upon watching her departure, he felt that
something was weird. ‘What’s with her today?’
‘She’s behaving weirdly.’
She was more talkative, unlike the usual her. An Xunuo had never pried
into the privacy of others, but she made an exception tonight. Something
must have happened. His frown grew deeper. He clenched his fists
subconsciously and felt the ring on his palm. Ye Ningyuan smiled and put
the ring on his ring finger.
If she was really Xu Nuo, they could just stay together like that forever.
That way, both of them would not be lonely anymore. He would be satisfied
if things could stay like that forever.
It was a calm and peaceful night. Only the gentle waves could be heard.
Ye Ningyuan sat by the beach all night, while An Xunuo sat by the
swimming pool in the courtyard silently. She had a sleepless night as
Xu Xing couldn’t sleep either. She sat by the swimming pool with a
frustrated mind the whole night. Silver Cloud leaned on a pole beside her
and stared at An Xunuo from time to time. Xu Xing looked up, looked at
him, and then looked at An Xunuo.
Her heart felt sore and painful, and her eyes stung so much. The grief
and sorrow she felt was so overwhelming that they made her breathless.
She didn’t know what was wrong with her.
Four people with four different thoughts spent their night on Paradise
The next day, Silver Cloud was about to leave when Xu Xing asked if they
could stay for a while more. She thought that the island was pretty and
hoped that they could stay for a few more days as a vacation. She liked
that island a lot.
Ye Ningyuan thought the same. It had been a while since he went there.
Silver Cloud had no objections since Xu Xing liked it. An Xunuo agreed to
stay as well. It didn’t make a difference to her, and she liked the
island anyway. Silver Cloud also wanted to see how familiar An Xunuo was
with Paradise Island. All four of them had different thoughts.
Then, they proceeded to allocate their rooms.
Silver Cloud and Xu Xing remained in Silver Cloud’s mansion, while Ye
Ningyuan lived in Xu Nuo’s mansion. He didn’t allow anyone to step
into Xu Nuo’s mansion, and An Xunuo had never thought of living there
with him either. She knew that it would be stressful to live there, so
she chose to live in a random mansion.
The empty mansion had nothing except for a wooden bed. Ye Ningyuan found
a quilt for her and helped her make the bed, hoping that she could get a
good night’s sleep. An Xunuo accepted it without being affectedly
“I’m sorry for what happened that night at the seaside. I wasn’t in
a good mood.”
“I’ve long forgotten about it,” An Xunuo said coldly and turned her
body away. “Oh,” Ye Ningyuan said. Their conversation stopped there
and he went back to the mansion. He planned to visit Phoebe in the
afternoon. In the past, he had always filled the whole plane with food
and gifts for her and her family, but this time, he didn’t have enough
time to prepare them and even needed Phoebe to provide him with food. Ye
Ningyuan felt apologetic. Moreover, he was grateful for Phoebe, who had
been helping him take care of the white camellias on the island while he
was gone. Phoebe and her husband were open-minded people and wouldn’t
ask about the relationship between the four of them or what they were
doing on the island. Ye Ningyuan felt relaxed around them.
After visiting Phoebe and her family, he decided to prune the camellias.
The island was big and there were pretty wildflowers and wild fruits
growing in the dense forest and mountains. Very few people would go to
the mountainous area located at the back of the island as it was
dangerous. Most people would usually stay in the main activity area of
Paradise Island. Ye Ningyuan had warned Phoebe’s family to not go near
the mountains when he had left them there then.
Phoebe’s son was bitten by a small green snake in the mountain once,
and luckily, he survived because of the herbs available. There were many
dangerous creatures living inside.
Silver Cloud knew about it as well, but he didn’t stop Xu Xing as she
looked interested and thus brought her inside. Actually, he wanted Xu Nuo
to tag along. After all, the mountain was once Xu Nuo’s kingdom.
Unlike Xu Xing, Xu Nuo wasn’t innocent and naive. She couldn’t act
like a warrior like Silver Cloud, nor could she prune camellias as
attentively as Ye Ningyuan. As compared to all of that, she’d rather
sit alone by the seaside and enjoy the sea breeze while living in her own
world. It was a world that nobody else could enter nor reach.
Suddenly, a shrill cry broke the peace on the island.