Anya looked over at her with a look that asked ‘are you crazy’.
“Buy? You want to buy the company? Are you kidding me? This is not to like buying some clothes, jewelry, or bags, where you can just spend a few tens or hundreds of thousands” Anya was afraid that Xinyi was making a decision hastily because of her rage so she spoke up,” Xinyi, you should just calm down, that scum is not worth your anger. The plan for today is to just quickly terminate your contract with the company. Your time is too precious to waste on them.”
“…I was joking,” Xu Xinyi quickly came back to the main point. “Don’t worry, I’ll find my lawyer tomorrow and begin the procedures to terminate my contract with them as soon as possible.”
“I’ll go and talk with the crew of ‘Phoenix’.”
Anya was not a brainless beauty. In her role as an agent, Xu Xinyi trusted her greatly. The crew of the drama “The Way of the Phoenix” were first contacted by Anya and only later did they sign an agreement with the company.
The two of them moved quickly on their respective tasks. Xu Xinyi met with her lawyer the next day and had them prepare the materials and begin negotiating termination of her contract with Tianyu. It was estimated it would be done by a week later.
The lawyer initially estimated that if Xu Xinyi wanted to terminate her contract with the company, she could also sue the company on the grounds that “The company had failed to fulfill its obligations in accordance with her contract regarding providing dutiful assistance in promoting her acting career.” but when Xu Xinyi asked about the pros and cons she found that, if she won the case, she would be able successfully terminate the contract, but if she lost, she would have to pay up to eight figures in compensation to the company.
Moreover, it would certainly be tied up in the courts for a long time, which would have an impact on Xu Xinyi’s future works.
“So you’re saying that, during the legal battle with Tianyu, I won’t be able take on the shooting of any new TV series ‘without the companies’ permission?”
“That’s right. If you take on any new shows, it will be considered a breach of contract.”
After careful consideration, Xu Xinyi asked solemnly, “Lawyer He, I would like to ask, how much will it cost for me buy this company?”
Lawyer He: “…? Miss Xu is quite humorous.”
After seeing the lawyer off, Xu Xinyi lazily gave Anya a call.
“Anya, how’s it going on your end?”
Anya’s angry voice came out of the phone, “Forget it. The investors told me the contract is with Tianyu, so I should talk to Tianyu, and they will not interfere in the matter. What is this? I guess Tianyu had long pulled the investors to their side!”
“What about the crew?”
“The director did say that he would try to talk to the investors and that he didn’t like Li Hanxing, who was stuffed in through the back door, but he hoped that before you joined the crew, you could settle your dispute with the company. Otherwise he would be in trouble if something went wrong in the middle of the shooting.”
Speaking of this, Anya sneered, “But I really don’t understand, are those investors blind? Everyone can see Li Hanxing’s acting skills are garbage, and they want her to play the heroine? Isn’t this just putting a black mark on the show before it even begins? Looking at the whole entertainment industry, who is more suitable for that role than you?”
“I love listening to you speak about me.”
“Alright, don’t flatter yourself. What about on your side? What did the lawyer say?”
“Tianyu didn’t agree to a settlement and the lawyer said that he could only file a lawsuit, if we win we can terminate the contract, if we lose, we lose money. It doesn’t matter if I lose money. But it will waste my time.”
There was a moment of silence between the two.
Anya asked tentatively, “Xinyi, why don’t you go to Yi Yang about this?”
“What!” Xu Xinyi exclaimed, “You want me to go beg him? No way! How could I go to him?”
“Why not? You are husband and wife, and now that you are in trouble, isn’t it only right for him to help? “
“You know he doesn’t like me, why would he help?”
Lower herself to beg from Yi Yang? Wouldn’t that just be asking for humiliation?
No, absolutely not!
She would never wrong herself like that.
Anya continued to persuade: “Xinyi, do not blame me for mentioning your problems but you are now weak in your family. As long as you had a little power, you would not be forced to be as passive as you are today.”
When you thought about it ‘Xu Xinyi’ had it rough. ‘Xu Xinyi’s’ parents died when she was a child. Her grandfather had to bury her father and his health collapsed at once. Over time the family company slowly declined and when Old Master Xu finally died, ‘Xu Xinyi’ was only left with a bit of money that might be able to cover what she would eat and wear for the rest of her life.
When it came to connections, Xu Xinyi didn’t have many.
But for her to ask Yi Yang for help?
Impossible! Not for the rest of her life!
She had dignity!
She would die before she begged Yi Yang!
“The crew of ‘The Way of the Phoenix’ will start production soon. If the company really pushes Li Hanxing in, there is nothing we can do about it right now. You might just have to miss this opportunity for cooperation with Han Xiao.”
Think of Han Xiao, think of all those scenes in the novel…
Since ancient times, people achieving great things have not paid mind to trifles.
She really liked this script and being able to play the heroine would be of great help to her future image. Xu Xinyi had always been flexible, how many ups and downs had she endured and how much had she suffered, ever since she became ‘Xu Xinyi’? So what was this little bit of humiliation for the sake of her career?
“Anya, I think you’re right. Yi Yang and I are husband and wife. If I’m in trouble, it’s only right for him to help me. I’ll talk to him about it tonight.”
Anya breathed a sigh of relief, “Alright, as long as you’ve thought it through.”
That night, after taking a bath, Xu Xinyi slipped into Yi Yang’s study carrying a plate of fruit.
She gently put the fruit plate by Yi Yang’s side and said softly, “Husband, you have worked hard. Have some fruit.”
Yi Yang was concentrating on his computer screen, he only glanced up and glanced at the fruit for a second before returning his eyes to the computer screen. But then, as if realizing something, he paused and was stunned for a second, before he turned and looked up at Xu Xinyi.
There was a hint of fragrance tickling his nose. Having just come from the bath Xu Xinyi’s skin was white and translucent, the corners of her mouth were turned up in a sly smile, she blinked at him, and the corners of her eyes seemed full of amorous feelings.
Yi Yang, who was a man who did not understand amorous feelings, leaned back and stopped working so that he could look at her. “What kind of random idea did you come up with?”*
–“…I just have to endure.”
“Husband, what do you mean by that? I just saw you were working so hard and decided to bring you some fruit. “
“The fruit has been delivered. Now leave. Go to bed early.”
–“…dog man can’t understand amorous feelings, no wonder no one wants him!”
Xu Xinyi didn’t move, “Husband, are you tired? Shall I rub your shoulders? I’m free right now anyway,”
With that, she rolled up her sleeves and moved to rub his shoulders.
Yi Yang gave her a faint look and then returned his eyes to the computer screen. “Unaccountably solicitous, probably hiding evil intentions. Come on, what is it?”
“Hmm, what should I say…?”
“Leave. Without speaking.”
“…” Xu Xinyi stopped and said, “It’s like this, husband, I’ve been looking at something recently but I can’t afford it. Can you buy it for me?”
Yi Yang figured that probably Xu Xinyi wanted to buy something like jewelry and he didn’t care much. “I’ll give you my card later and you can buy what you want.”
“Just one card probably won’t be enough.”
Yi Yang was a bit amazed, “What on earth are you after?”
“What do you think… about a company?”
“…” Yi Yang stared at her silently.
A second ticked by, then two seconds.
Xu Xinyi couldn’t stand the awkward silence and piped up with a smile, “Husband, what’s the matter? Don’t you always think your company is quite good? So why don’t you buy me a company too?”
“I think you have beautiful dreams. Do you think it’s easy to buy a company?”
–“In novels, don’t big CEOs acquire other companies easily, like a king? But listen to him whining, not one bit like a big CEO.”
“Husband, this company really has a lot of potential. But if there is not enough money how about I also take out some money and buy some shares?”
“No. If you have nothing to do, just go to bed. Don’t come to fool around here.”
Xu Xinyi rolled her eyes silently.
“Since you buy the company for me, could you at least do me a little favor?”
Yi Yang looked at her puzzled.
“I want to terminate my contract with the company but the company doesn’t want to let me go…”
“Then file a lawsuit. Do you want me to lend you my company’s legal team?”
“…No, thank you. I have my own lawyer. “
–“Forget it, breathe, don’t argue with this dog man.”
“It’s like this,” Xu Xinyi adjusted her mood and turned into a miserable weeping beauty in a second. Then she complained to Yi Yang: “They bullied me. They took the script they had agreed to give me and gave it to someone else. Now they’re saying they want to ban from the industry and bury me. Husband, I’m really scared!”
With her tone, her expression, if she did not take the Oscar, it could only be because God personally dropped the curtain in front of the judges and forgot to open it – not letting them see her performance.
Yi Yang frowned. “Speak clearly.”
Xu Xinyi cleared her throat. “The director of the crew said that as long as I could resolve the dispute with the company, he would promise to convince the investors for me, but the company will not agree to terminate the contract, and the lawsuit will drag for a long time. Before the lawsuit is resolved the crew is too afraid to work with me and risk getting caught in the crossfire. So, can you help me to terminate the contract with the company as soon as possible?”
“Terminate the contract as soon as possible?”
“Can you do it?” Xu Xinyi looked at him with expectant eyes.
–“Just take out your identity as the overlord of Yi Group and round up seven or ten bodyguards and bring them to the company and tell them: Xu Xinyi is protected by me!”
“…” Yi Yang pondered but was unable to remember who owned Tianyu, “I remember your company is Tianyu.”
After thinking for five seconds, he nodded, “OK, I’ll help you solve it.”
Xu Xinyi cheered in her heart. Even the dog man in front of her suddenly seemed pleasing to the eye.
“Husband! You’re so good to me! I love you so much!”
–“’The Way of the Phoenix’ is saved!”
Yi Yang’s eyes suddenly narrowed. “Wait a minute, what crew are you talking about?”
Xu Xinyi smiled and said cautiously, “The Way of the Phoenix.”
“Is that the script you were reading at home before?”
Yi Yang glanced at her. He remembered all the things she had been thinking of, bed scenes, kiss scenes, and love scenes. It seemed this drama was an exciting love story. He sneered, “Not helping.”
The smile on Xu Xinyi’s face completely disappeared. “Husband, why?”
“There’s no reason. If I say I won’t help, I won’t help. That’s it. Now leave and don’t disturb my work any more.”
–“Is this bastard playing with me?!”
–“Xu Xinyi, don’t be angry, think about Han Xiao, think about the bed scene with Han Xiao. The playful kiss. The exciting love drama, Just hold it in!”
She looked at him pitifully with tears in her eyes. “I’m your wife. Now that I’m in trouble, won’t you help me? It’s a piece of cake for you.”
Yi Yang was adamant, “No.”
“Why not? You don’t mind watching your wife being bullied at her company?” Xu Xinyi covered her mouth and cried.
But Yi Yang, the dog man, was as hard as iron in the face of a beauty’s tears. “If I say no, I mean no.”
Xu Xinyi bit her lower lip.
–“I put down my pride to beg him. I have endured humiliation, I have abased myself, I have suffered all sorts of injustice and abuse from this bastard, and he has made a fool of me!”
Yi Yang: “…” He was irritated!
“Forget it, you must have your reasons. In that case, I won’t bother you. You work hard and go to bed early. I’ll go back to my room first.”
–“You son of a bitch, just wait for me!”
Xu Xinyi said this in despair and left the room in tears.
Even after Xu Xinyi left, Yi Yang’s mind was still buzzing with Xu Xinyi’s deafening words, and he couldn’t focus on any of the words on the screen.
Bed scenes, kissing scenes, loves scenes…
Half an hour later, there were faint footsteps outside the door alongside Xu Xinyi’s tearful voice.
“Grandpa, it’s not Yi Yang’s fault. He just doesn’t like me, so he won’t help me. Don’t blame him.”
–“Don’t blame me for being unjust when you were unkind first.”
–“I’m not finished with you today!”
Yi Yang: “…”
*So this is Yi Yang’s original line “你又整什么幺蛾子？”. Broken down “你又整什” is ‘what you you doing’ and ‘么幺蛾子’ is… ‘moth’. Right. Moth. I was very confused lol. But after searching around it seems like ‘moth’, in this context, can mean “random idea” or “ghost idea” or a few other things that basically describe ideas that deviate from ‘normal’ thinking. Which is why the line ended up translated the way it was.