Chapter 78.1 — The Charity Show Family
Edited by: Larkspur
The day before the Heavenly Sea Charity Show was the dress rehearsal for many of the performing artistes. The dress rehearsal didn’t need to be too detailed because they were just going to walk through the process and not everyone was expected to come. A few of the popular celebrities didn’t even show up. Only some performing artistes came.
Qin Jiran was one of the few. Not only was he a performing artiste at the charity show, but also one of the people who was hosting the show. Because of his special status, he was specially called over by Ling Tianyue to review the programs. However, he was not required to perform.
“Why isn’t Yanyi here yet? How come you came by yourself?” When Ling Tianyue saw Qin Jiran by himself, she seemed a bit disappointed.
“You didn’t ask me to bring Yanyi along.” Qin Jiran didn’t remember receiving a notification for him to bring Yanyi together. Plus, today was just a dress rehearsal. There was no need for her to come anyway.
“I didn’t say it, but you could’ve still brought her along. I also have something to talk to her about.”
Ling Tianyue had mulled over for a few days but couldn’t think of any good ways to interact with Ban Qing. So, she wanted Su Yanyi to come up with a few ideas for her. Unfortunately, she hadn’t come today.
Qin Jiran didn’t express any opinion. He felt that he shouldn’t get involved in matters between women. He was uncomfortable speaking with any woman other than Su Yanyi, and especially this woman! He had always been ill at ease with the way she acted, like she was familiar with him.
“Hey, you don’t need to hide from me. Are you scared that I will eat you?”
Ling Tianyue could feel Qin Jiran trying to distance himself from her. She was unable to accept this. Even if Qin Jiran had someone in his heart, there shouldn’t be a problem with talking to a charming woman like her. But why did he act as if he disliked her? This certainly injured a beautiful woman’s dignity!
At first, Ling Tianyue thought that things might’ve been going contrary to her wishes. How come the men she admired didn’t admire her? It was fine for Qin Jiran to act this way because he was in love with someone else. But how come the man whom she really liked wouldn’t pay any attention to her? She felt very helpless.
Who knew that the person she liked also liked someone else? It was actually the same person that the man before her liked.
“President Ling, please be mindful of your language.” Qin Jiran scrunched his eyebrows, extremely unhappy.
He didn’t like joking around with women. He disliked it, more so when they spoke in a flirtatious and ambiguous tone. Although he knew that this woman was not really flirting with him, he still felt extremely uncomfortable.
It couldn’t help but be said that Qin Jiran had an extremely obstinate way of thinking, especially towards the issues regarding romance. Once he fell in love with someone, it meant for a lifetime. He would be faithful until death and keep himself pure for the woman he loved. Since he had his beloved, he wouldn’t go around teasing other people. Even more, he wouldn’t do things that might lead to a misunderstanding. This way, their love would be long-lasting.
“I am really speechless. Su Yanyi has always been like this, but you aren’t any different either. Two slow-witted people are a perfect match!”
Ling Tianyue wasn’t angry. Instead, she rolled her eyes helplessly. The treatment she received from Su Yanyi was the same treatment she received from Qin Jiran. She was unable to endure the degree of similarity between the pair.
Qin Jiran scrunched his eyebrows. He was obviously a bit unhappy that Ling Tianyue had called Su Yanyi a slow-witted person. It was fine by him if he was called slow-witted as it wasn’t necessarily considered a negative connotation.
Although he was a bit displeased, he didn’t have the intention of retorting. He could feel that this woman didn’t harbor any ill intentions. This was her personality, so he wasn’t going to argue.
While the two were conversing, more people slowly arrived. Most of the arrivals knew Qin Jiran and Ling Tianyue, so they walked over to greet them. For a while, the two didn’t have a chance to talk to each other. The atmosphere, however, became peaceful.
The rehearsal started and everyone performed their own programs. Ling Tianyue made some simple changes while Qin Jiran remained silent. He didn’t mention any requests. He just sat there silently. As a result, the performing artistes felt even more pressured. From time to time, they would glance at him.
Three hours later, in the afternoon, the rehearsal ended. Qin Jiran looked at his watch and wondered if he should find Yanyi for lunch. But before he made up his mind, a sound rang from the rear. Out of reflex, he turned around to see what was going on, only to see the person he was thinking about standing there.
When they saw him suddenly stand-up, everyone looked in that direction as well. Then, they understood Qin Jiran’s reaction.
Su Yanyi stood by the door with Kang Zhong close behind. The ambient arctic aura embraced her body as her high heels clicked while she walked forward. She looked around as though she was looking for someone. She exuded an imposing air, like a sovereign descending the world. No one was able to shift their gaze away from them. Instead, every eyeball fixated on the couple.
Qin Jiran walked towards Su Yanyi and stood right in front of her. He blocked everyone’s view of her because he wanted to hide her away, preventing anyone from seeing her.
Qin Jiran’s gaze deepened as he softly held Su Yanyi’s hand. “How come you’re here? It’s chilly outside. Are you cold?”
Compared to his usual silence and indifference, the Film Emperor was unbelievably gentle. Those who saw this scene obviously noticed how the Film Emperor treated his wife differently from the others.
Ling Tianyue pursed her lips. They were both beautiful and strong women. Yet, look at the difference in treatment!
“I’m not cold. Did you finish work? If you’re done with work, let’s go eat lunch.” Su Yanyi thought that Qin Jiran might still be here, so she came over to see him since she had some free time in the afternoon.
Jiang Xiaobin didn’t dare to be a lightbulb. President Su’s imposing manner was too valiant. Just one cold glare from her would be too much for him.
In the end, Kang Zhong waved his hand at Jiang Xiaobin. The two decided to happily go for lunch together. In regard to the Queen and the Film Emperor, the two assistants supported the couple, leaving them to their own world.
Even though the assistants were supportive, not everyone was as supportive as the assistants. In other words, some single people didn’t like them showing off their affections.
“Hey, wait for me! The two of you guys. Since we all met here coincidentally, let’s go for lunch. I will treat you guys,” Ling Tianyue called out while walking over. The speed at which she was running, it seemed as if she was afraid that they will leave her behind.
“Don’t you think you’re unnecessary?” Su Yanyi stopped walking and unhappily looked at Ling Tianyue. From the start, she disliked the existence of lightbulbs.
“Don’t be so upfront, ok? We’re just going out for lunch. You won’t even let me?” Ling Tianyue believed that the two of them are crossing the line more and more often. Are they really looking down upon her for being single?
“I won’t!” She hadn’t eaten lunch with Qin Jiran for so many days. Why would she bring another woman along? She wouldn’t let this happen!
Ling Tianyue looked suspiciously at Su Yanyi. She asked hesitantly, “Are you really jealous? We’re just going out for lunch. President Su, stop being so ungenerous or else people will laugh at you.”
Not long ago, Su Yanyi disliked her. Now, even Qin Jiran disliked her. Ling Tianyue believed that the couple was being overly affectionate with each other.
Su Yanyi felt that it was a compliment for being overly affectionate with Qin Jiran. In an extremely imposing manner, she said, “Do you still want to eat with the Bai Family?”
Ling Tianyue didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. To prevent her from eating with them, she actually started to threaten her. President Su. Queen. Do you have to be so cute?
In the end, Qin Jiran and Su Yanyi went to enjoy their own world. On the other hand, Ling Tianyue went to eat with their assistants.
The Heavenly Sky Charity Show was a magnificent and unprecedented event. Cheers rose and fell everywhere, especially from the fans who had come to see their idols. Amongst the cheers, Qin Jiran’s name was the loudest. People cheered for Su Yanyi too.
Su Yanyi’s fame could be compared to A-list actors. Although the fans were not sure if Su Yanyi was going to attend, they hollered her name in anticipation. Especially the young girls who bragged about being fans of the Queen. They treated Su Yanyi like she was an idol, both admiring and cheering for her. They were determined to learn from Su Yanyi and become a strong independent woman.
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