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When dinner was almost ready, Yang Chen kicked Christen out of the house. The surprisingly convincing woman who had an uncontrollable mouth could cause Yang Chen suffering from the hands of his family. Yang Chen didn’t hope for his already low position in the house to further plummet.

Of course, Guo Xuehua complained about it again and again after Yang Chen sent a guest off for no reason. What was he supposed to say? It was normal for him. It was known that blood was thicker than water. Although they had been separated for years, he slowly found it natural after interacting with his mother in this period.

The family sat down and got prepared to start eating. Yang Chen finally realized that Lin Ruoxi wasn’t at the dining table.

Logically speaking, Lin Ruoxi would come home to have dinner around this time every day. She rarely had to entertain clients after all. He previously assumed that his wife was working upstairs, but that apparently wasn’t the case.

“Mom, where’s Ruoxi?” Yang Chen couldn’t help but ask.

Lin Ruoxi’s schedule of leaving the house early and coming back late had been consistent, so Yang Chen wasn’t too worried about that. However, he was rather concerned when she suddenly skipped the dinner at home. Lin Ruoxi was a super beautiful wealthy CEO with a net worth of billions of dollars. If it wasn’t for her low profile, it would be totally normal for her to appear on the newspapers once in a while. Why did she suddenly disappear? Did something happen to her? he thought.

Guo Xuehua and Wang Ma glanced at each other with a smile. “I thought you’d just start eating. Not bad, you still remember you have a wife.”

Yang Chen felt a little awkward. Since Lin Ruoxi usually prefered act cold at home, he wouldn’t take the initiative to talk too often. It looked like just because the seniors mentioned nothing didn’t mean they were satisfied with the two’s relationship, not to mention they slept in different rooms.”

“How is it possible for me to forget?” Yang Chen asked.

“Young Master, Miss made a call home earlier. She seems to have something really important happening tomorrow, and won’t have much time to work, so she has to finish reading through the documents today and skip the dinner at home,” Wang Ma said smilingly.

Yang Chen frowned. “Then what time did she say she was coming back? She won’t be sleeping over at her office, will she?”

Wang Ma shook her head in an embarrassed manner. “Nobody knows. For as long as I can remember, Miss had always been a stubborn one. No one is able to hold her back.”

“When I talk about this daughter-in-law of mine, it’s almost always about good things. It’s just that she works too hard and can’t be persuaded.” Guo Xuehua managed to comprehend Lin Ruoxi’s behavior during this period. She too felt helpless towards her lifestyle.

Yang Chen pouted his mouth. Lifting his bowl and chopsticks, he ate as he said, “Since that’s the case, Wang Ma, get a dish or two ready for me later. I’ll send it to Ruoxi. Since she didn’t say when she was coming back, she’s certainly pulling an all-nighter.”

Wang Ma seemed to have expected Yang Chen to say that. Smiling, she said, “It’s already prepared. I think it’s wonderful that you are sending it over. Miss will definitely be pleased.”

Zhenxiu who was chewing a chicken wing chuckled and said, “No, she won’t. Sister Ruoxi will definitely get gloomy.”

Yang Chen rolled his eyes. Does she have to say it out? It’s only making things awkward for us, he thought.

Regardless of the situation, the decision was set. After Yang Chen devoured his meal, he received a heat-retention mealbox from Wang Ma before heading to Yu Lei International.

Although it was a post-working hour, there were security guards repeatedly patrolling the place. However, Yang Chen’s face was familiar to them after all. Although they were curious about why Director Yang had brought supper to eat in the office, none of them decided to raise any questions. Not if they wanted to keep their jobs.

Yang Chen used the elevator and came to the top floor before proceeding to Lin Ruoxi’s office. It was rare that he didn’t have to face the cold-faced assistant’s ‘interrogation’. He felt that the process was much quicker this way.

Knock! Knock! Yang Chen didn’t wait for a response before pushing the dark red, thick and heavy wooden door open.

The sizeable office was clean and neat as always. The pleasant atmosphere was filled with a vague fragrance mixed with the scent of sandalwood.

Currently, the only light source in the office was the light yellow long table lamp placed on the huge office table made of redwood, causing the office to look a little dark and lonely.

The spring night wasn’t very warm. Lin Ruoxi who was seated for the entire day felt a little cold. She wore a white women’s shirt in addition to a black suit coat. Her body seemed rather weak.The only thing that hadn’t changed was the indifferent gaze in her bright eyes. She currently had her stare fixed on Yang Chen, signalling him to explain his sudden arrival.

Yang Chen wasn’t surprised by his wife’s silence. He was wondering if she was disturbed by his interruption. She seemed completely uninterested for why he had come.

Lin Ruoxi noticed the layers of lunchboxes and frowned a little. “I told Wang Ma that I didn’t need them, but she still sent them over.”

“It is difficult to work with an empty stomach. You’re a woman furthermore. How is it acceptable for you to skip meals? Once your body collapses, what should Yu Lei International do next?” Yang Chen joked as he opened the lunchboxes.

“Don’t take them out. I don’t feeling like eating for now,” stopped Lin Ruoxi hurriedly. “I’ll eat myself after reading this document. Leave the stuff here, and you may leave now.”

Yang Chen glanced at the stack of documents Lin Ruoxi was holding. Gloomily, he said, “Daybreak would come sooner than you finishing those documents. Doesn’t this clearly mean that my meal delivery mission has failed? No, no, you have to eat immediately. I’ll be here staring until you finish the meal.”

As he spoke, Yang Chen ignored Lin Ruoxi’s obstruction and served four vegetables with a soup in addition to some rice, occupying a huge area of the office table.

Quickly, Lin Ruoxi’s neat office table became half a dining table. The air was filled with the rich and mouth-watering fragrance of the dishes.

Lin Ruoxi felt a headache. That man had always acted however he wanted. He seemed afraid of her on the surface, but when he came across something like this, the supposed cowardly man was nowhere to be found. No one would be able to change his mind.

“I don’t have the mood to eat if I don’t finish these. I’ll eat them later. You may leave.” Exhausted, Lin Ruoxi shook her head before lowering it to read the documents.

Yang Chen knew that the woman wouldn’t be so obedient. Giggling, he walked toward Li Ruoxi and snatched the documents away.

“What are you doing?!” Frustrated, Lin Ruoxi turned around and raised her head to stare at Yang Chen. Her pale and beautiful face soon flushed in anger.

She had been distressed over work for a while and lacked the appetite to eat. It was fine if that man refused to help. She didn’t blame him for bringing dinner over, but did he have to force her into doing whatever he said?!

Yang Chen looked at Lin Ruoxi’s cheeks which had turned cold. He subconsciously smiled and said, “Nothing much. Since Babe Ruoxi isn’t able to leave these things yourself, I’ll keep them for you. Then all you can do is eat now.”

“Why should I listen to you?!” Lin Ruoxi asked furiously.

Yang Chen giggled. “You must of course listen to me. I’m your husband.”

“Humph. What a joke,” Lin Ruoxi said in disdain as she gazed upon Yang Chen. “I wonder who messes with women all day. You don’t even care about your identity. Why are you suddenly talking about it now? Wouldn’t you be glad to stay with those vixens? Why must you care if I’m eating or not? It’s not like I’ll die because of hunger.”

Yang Chen felt guilt and rubbed his chin. Smiling stiffly, he said, “Why are you putting it like that? I’ve always cared for my Babe Ruoxi. How are other women supposed to rival you? You’re my legitimate wife who has taken the marriage certificate together.”

“I don’t care.” Lin Ruoxi clenched her teeth. “Give me back the documents and leave. I’ll forget about everything that happened.”

Seriously, Yang Chen said, “No way. I’ve told you time and time again, work is not a suitable excuse to neglect your body. Regardless if you want to stay up late or not, you have to finish the meal first. I don’t allow you to torture yourself like this.”

“You…” Lin Ruoxi pointed at Yang Chen and wanted to say something, but she soon realized nothing would take effect to the thick-skinned man.

Yang Chen stared at Lin Ruoxi’s angry look. He felt moved by the iceberg beauty’s expression. He then let out a wicked smile. He put up an act of contemplation before bending down. Gently, he said, “Babe, why don’t we do this? If you can promise me something, I’ll immediately go home regardless if you want to eat or not.”

Lin Ruoxi smiled coldly. “Why should I promise you? I don’t owe you anything. When I borrowed money from you earlier, I promised to not make a fuss about your lovers, and instead get along with them. I haven't broken my promise so far. I’m extremely polite towards Rose and An Xin. Don’t you think that you are being too cruel?

“On the surface, you say that you’re my husband. Is this how a husband supposed to behave?! What are you trying to make me promise now? Just because I want to work instead of eat, what do you want me to do?! It’s best if you divorce me instead!”

Each and everyone of her words were clear and piercing cold, like frozen raindrops falling from the sky.