Whispering To You - Chapter 55
Ji Huaijin picked up his friend and went to the restaurant. While Chen Yan and Cheng Yin went over from the training center.
When the two of them reached the gate, they met Jiang Chao coming out of his car.
Jiang Chao looked at Cheng Yin next to Chen Yan, and asked, “Where are you two going?”
Chen Yan said they were going to have dinner.
Jiang Chao saw that there was enough time and asked the two to get in the car.
The evening sun is still bright. Cheng Yin often raised her hands to wipe sweat, and saw that there was a breeze from the car and squeezed Chen Yan’s hand.
So the two of them got into the back seat.
In the car, Jiang Chao looked back, smiled, and surveyed Cheng Yin.
“This is your girlfriend, huh? So pretty.”
Although Cheng Yin is often praised, but to be praised as “Chen Yan’s girlfriend”, it feels different.
It’s the recognition from an outsider.
Cheng Yin accepted the compliment and gave a decent smile.
Then Chen Yan said this was his coach. Cheng Yin’s smile disappeared.
The coach, Jiang Wenwen’s father.
But Jiang Chao did not care about Cheng Yin’s expression.
The car stopped halfway. Jiang Chao went to the roadside dessert store and picked up a cake.
When he got into the car, Chen Yan looked at the cake in his hand and said nothing.
But the team’s full-time driver was curious.
“You bought a cake?”
Jiang Chao nodded: “Today is my daughter’s birthday. She’s having dinner with her friends. I’ll send her a cake.”
The driver is an uncle who is almost 50 years old. He smiled and said, “It’s difficult to be a parent these days. Like is my son, who went out for dinner with his friends on his birthday. Not only we didn’t get a share, but we had to pay for it.”
Jiang Chao said, “The young people want to play on their own. It is not comfortable to have us.”
Cheng Yin did not speak and play with her phone.
After getting out of the car, Cheng Yin and Chen Yan said thanks to Jiang Chao and turned around to walk towards the restaurant.
Cheng Yin asked, “Do you know that today is her birthday?”
Chen Yan tilted his head and raised his hand to rub his neck, not very interested in answering this deadly question.
Cheng Yin tugged him. “Speak up.”
“I know, after all, 520 is such a special day.”
Chen Yan looked straight ahead and said, “If Zhang Ma’s birthday was today, I would also remember.”
Zhang Ma is their training center’s canteen aunt.
Cheng Yin shook her head. “Actually, it’s normal for you to remember. You have known each other for years.”
Chen Yan: “……”
Then why are you still asking me?
When they entered the restaurant, there were a lot of familiar faces.
Most of the people at the table are people whom Cheng Yin has met before, but her identity is different today.
That year, Cheng Yin was the little girl that Chen Yan had brought over.
Now she is his girlfriend.
Because Cheng Yin is here, and the purpose of this meal today to introduces Cheng Yin to them, so this group of people is restrained.
But after half an hour, Chen Yan’s phone rang.
Jiang Chao called.
Chen Yan picked it up.
The other side of the phone said something. Chen Yan’s expression became serious.
Chen Yan said “hmm.” He hung up the phone and said, “My coach is looking for me.”
The people in the room are Chen Yan’s friends. And it’s not like they haven’t encountered this kind of situation over the years, although they feel upset, but they also understand.
The only one who is not happy seems to be Cheng Yin.
She lowered her head and put down the chopsticks in her hand.
“Well, you go ahead. I’ll take a taxi back to school by myself after eating.”
Chen Yan had already gotten up. When he heard Cheng Yin’s words, he smiled and pulled up her arm.
“You’re not coming with me?”
Cheng Yin was confused. “Aren’t you going to meet the coach? Can you bring me along?”
Chen Yan seems to not want to explain more here. His friends seem to understand and said “Go, go early and return early, ah.”
Cheng Yin was confused and followed Chen Yan out.
After getting into the car, Chen Yan said that Jiang Chao called him over and it was related to Jiang Wenwen.
“Although I don’t know what’s going on.” Chen Yan stroked Cheng Yin’s hair, “But what if our little baby gets angry again later?”
Cheng Yin said, “Who wants to go? You can do whatever you like.”
That’s what she said, but Cheng Yin was curious about what was going on.
The place where Jiang Wenwen had her birthday was quite far away. It took over 20 minutes for the car to arrive.
Cheng Yin walked into the private room with Chen Yan. The table was full of dishes, and many used bowls and chopsticks. There were many people present.
But now only Jiang Chao and Jiang Wenwen are there.
Jiang Wenwen sat opposite the door and saw Chen Yan enter. Her eyes flashed with complicated emotions.
Expectation, loss and resentment.
And then, after seeing Cheng Yin came in, all kinds of emotions turned to a self-deprecating smile.
Jiang Chao is standing by the window.
Turned to look at Chen Yan for a long time. Seems not know how to speak. The emotions became a heavy sigh.
“If I hadn’t come over today to deliver the cake and heard Wen Wen’s friend talking about last year, I would still be in the dark.”
Just now when he came over, he was supposed to deliver the cake and Jiang Wenwen asked him to join her for dinner. Then a friend asked how Chen Yan did not come, Jiang Wenwen looked bad. That friend is a person who can not read faces, enviously said last year Chen Yan was called all the way to the bar by Jiang Wenwen a phone call, and praised Chen Yan really good to her.
Jiang Chao asked for the time. Jiang Wenwen wanted to interrupt out loud, but the friend was fast-talking and instantly spoke.
Jiang Chao’s face changed at once.
The friend did not notice and was still chatting. Jiang Chao’s face turned from white to purple. Restrained the urge to smash the bowl, and politely asked her friends to leave first.
The friends didn’t know what was going on. When they saw how serious Jiang Chao and Jiang Wenwen were, they could only leave.
After that, Jiang Wenwen had to confess to Jiang Chao.
Jiang Chao turned his head and pointed at Jiang Wenwen, “How can you do these things? Where have the studies gone?!”
At this moment, Cheng Yin’s presence is undoubtedly a stimulant. Even if Jiang Wenwen has a soft heart, it was killed in the crash.
She strained her neck and did not speak.
The atmosphere at the scene was heavy.
Chen Yan did not want to have too much involvement with Jiang Wenwen. He took Cheng Yin’s hand and said, “There is nothing to do here. We will leave first. Our friends are still waiting for us.”
Jiang Chao called out to him and slapped Jiang Wenwen on the shoulder in anger, “Say something!”
Jiang Wenwen was angry and aggrieved. But the “slap” surprised her, and her eyes turned red.
“What am I going to say? What else do I have to say? It’s already happened and you still want me to — “
A crisp slap sounded, scaring Cheng Yin into taking a step back.
Jiang Wenwen raised her head and looked at Jiang Chao.
Cheng Yin covered her eyes with an expression of having something to say.
Chen Yan bent over and heard Cheng Yin whisper in his ear, “I’ll go out. I don’t want to be here.”
Chen Yan “hmm,” sound, “You wait for me at the door. Do not go far.”
Cheng Yin did not greet the others and walked out.
She closed the door. But found the place was not soundproof, so she rushed to the other end of the corridor.
Although she hated Jiang Wenwen, she didn’t want to watch them deal with these things with her own eyes.
It’s not honorable. Cheng Yin also knows the principle of being a person to stay in a line.
Cheng Yin took out her phone. Opened the anime, ready to watch two episodes.
But before she finished watching the first episode, Chen Yan came out.
Chen Yan instructed her to go out first.
The two of them walked out of the restaurant and got into the car before Chen Yan said, “There’s nothing to say. Of course, it’s fast.”
Cheng Yin thought for a moment, but still asked, “What they said?”
Chen Yan gazed through the front window. Looking at the fast receding row of trees.
This matter has already passed for him, and he has a clear conscience, so he doesn’t care if Jiang Chao knows.
Now the truth of the matter is opened, he wasn’t happy.
In the end, the victim is still Jiang Chao.
Chen Yan understands Jiang Chao. Since this person is aware of it, he will not put a hasty end to it.
He will return all that he owes to Chen Yan.
“They cleared the matter up.” Chen Yan said, “The coach wants Jiang Wenwen to resign. Leave Jinzhou and go to her hometown.”
Cheng Yin paused and did not speak.
But Chen Yan still added: “The old home is in Changchun.”
A very far northern city.
They won’t see each other in the future.
Cheng Yin nodded and said, “You’re not angry anymore?”
“It has already passed. What is there to be angry about?” Chen Yan looked at Cheng Yin and smiled. “And if she hadn’t done that, how could I have met you?”
Cheng Yin also smiled, “Then you have been blessed by the disaster?”
When they returned to the restaurant, their friends were still waiting for them.
After eating together, Chen Yan sent Cheng Yin back to school.
When he left, Cheng Yin saw him off in the dormitory’s stairwell.
Although he said he didn’t care anymore, but the stain on his body was cleared. Cheng Yin could see that Chen Yan’s back was relaxed.
A week later, Cheng Yin saw the news tweeted on the public website she follows for fencing events.
The reason for Chen Yan’s dismissal from the national team a year ago was made public. The coach, Jiang Chao, was suspended for a year to show his discipline.