Yi Yang felt that he must have owed a great debt to Xu Xinyi in his previous life that she had come to collect in this life.
To him, spending a million in a night was nothing. Since he had given the card to Xu Xinyi, it was her freedom to buy whatever and however much she wanted to.
But to rack up charges worth a million and give him a belt that cost 300 yuan?
It was no wonder he couldn’t recognize the logo on the packaging of the belt supposedly worth 100,000 yuan before.
When he thought about it, he felt unreconciled.
A belt worth 300 yuan, did Xu Xinyi really have the nerve to buy it? Maybe she was just angry with him so she deliberately spoke nonsense.
Yi Yang took out his phone and searched for the brand of the belt.
–XX Brand Leather Belt. The product of our decade old clothing line. A charming men’s belt. Automatic buckle. Business casual. Real Leather.
The price tag was 299.
That was to say, three hundred yuan.
Yi Yang clenched his teeth and clicked to enter the website. The page of the online store was full of a rustic and earthy flavor. The models were all middle-aged men around 40 years old and there were huge advertising slogans plastered all across the front page of the store.
–XX Belt, gives you extraordinary restraint combined with extreme freedom!
Yi Yang: “…”
He really wanted to know which mall Xu Xinyi even found this thing in. It must have been hard for her.
Unable to stand the poison in his eyes, he was just about to turn off his phone, when a coupon message popped up.
–90% discount coupon has been issued to your account!
… a 90% discount coupon?
At first glance, Yi Yang thought he had made a mistake.
A 90% discount on a belt costing 299?
Yi Yang looked at the belt on the table and the 90% discount coupon on his phone.
A thirty yuan belt, was it made out of paper?
The cell phone slammed on the table.
Yi Yang had the idea of throwing the belt in the trash but he felt that would be too stingy and unnecessary.
He was a man and shouldn’t argue with a woman.
Yi Yang forced himself to take his eyes off his belt and concentrate on getting back to work.
Ten minutes later, Yi Yang had put the belt on the table into a drawer and went back to work.
At the same time, Xu Xinyi, who went back to her room to rest, was soaking in a bathtub and enjoying the comfortable feeling of hot water washing away the aches in her limbs.
The bathroom was steamy and she felt there was no joy greater than taking a hot bath after a day of crazy shopping.
Host, this is not good.
“Not good? What’s wrong?”
Your character setting is ‘deeply in love’ with Yi Yang. How could you tease him with a belt worth only 300 yuan?
Xu Xinyi picked up the red wine glass and took a sip, leaving a red lipstick mark on the rim. “You don’t understand. This is the first time I have used my own money to buy a gift for a strange man. Listen clearly, it was with my own money. No man has ever had such an honor except him.”
“So, the belt doesn’t matter, it’s my sincere feelings that matter. Just considering my feelings, the value is immeasurable. How could you say that it is not good?”
…That’s a good point.
After taking a bath, Xu Xinyi felt very comfortable. She came out of the bathroom and turned on her laptop, sitting on the bed she typed up her plan word by word. Then she gave Anya a call.
She had now successfully terminated her contract with the company and had become a free agent. Although many companies had already extended olive branches to her, she had rejected them all.
She had her own plan.
Since she couldn’t buy the company, she would just set up her own studio.
“Anya, I want to set up my own studio. What do you think?”
Anya said in a shocked tone, “Your own studio?”
“Since I’ve already mixed in the entertainment industry for so many years I have the capital and connections. Plus you know a lot of directors and producers. During the early stages we may not be able to compare to the larger companies and be able to find many important roles or good scripts but that will be up to our capability. And once we’re established the two of us will be able to walk sideways in the entertainment industry.”
Anya was silent as she pondered. She did not speak immediately.
Xu Xinyi continued: “In fact, several companies have already contacted me but under the constraints of their contracts I have no guarantee that what drove me away from Tianyu won’t just happen again. Instead of suffering under other companies I think it is better for me to do it myself. So what do you think, Anya the super agent?”
Anya finally replied with a smile, “You’ve already said so much, what else can I say? All this time, you have been the only star working under me. I’ll have nothing to eat when you leave so of course I have to follow you. From now on, you steer the way and I’ll just follow you and continue on as your agent. Anyway, you won’t dare let me starve to death.”
“Alright, let’s meet up tomorrow and talk about it. I’ll see you at the old place.”
After saying a few more words, Xu Xinyi hung up the phone. She looked at the plan she had drawn up on the computer and smiled.
Xiaoyang* was a studio that was booming in her previous life. Now in this life, she would just copy their strategy and by standing on the shoulders of giants there was no way for her to fail.
After the studio was set up and had a certain scale, she would be able to look for all kinds of fresh meats to sign to her studio.
Who didn’t like all those sunny, handsome, and beautiful guys?
Deep in the night, the city flooded with moonlight was still bustling.
In a training hall at Tianyu Entertainment, five tall and handsome guys ended their last dance practice covered in a sweat. They all sat together breathlessly, tilting their heads back and filling their mouths with mineral water. The whole practice room was thick with an aura of youth.
The clock on the wall was moving towards midnight.
They were a popular male idol troupe that had blown up in the industry over the past year. In order to save the company, Tianyu, which had been declining in performance, had recruited these five trainees. After half a year of practice and training, they were carefully packaged and made their debut.
But, maybe the market was saturated, or maybe there were too many similar idol groups, and fans no longer see them as fresh. As the company’s key new idol group, big_five** had always been lukewarm.
“Jiang Nian, have you heard?”
The guy called Jiang Nian was sitting on the ground. He rested his hands on his knee and hung his head, as a result, only half of his face could be seen. Because of the intense training, he was still breathing heavily even after a five-minute rest. His back trembled from exertion and sweat dripped slowly from the ends of his hair down over his cheeks. A large chunk of the floor was wet under him.
Jiang Nien turned his head and said, “What?”
He had an impeccable face, with saber-like brows and a straight nose. He exuded full male hormones and seemed at a glance to be full of the arrogance of youth.
“Xu Xinyi terminated her contract with the company today.”
“Terminated her contract?”
As soon as the group member said this, the other three members all gathered around.
“I hadn’t heard of it before, why did she suddenly break her contract?”
“I don’t know but Xu Xinyi really is decisive. When she says to cancel the contract, there is no dispute at all and the contract gets canceled. Just look at that other person who tried to terminate their contract before. Their case was dragged out by the company for a whole year and even until now he has not been able to make a comeback. And around six months ago, I heard that someone had to pay a full 30 million yuan in compensation in order to terminate their contract with the company!”
“In the past two years, more and more people have been leaving and fewer and fewer people have been joining. Will the company…”
“Just look at us now and you’ll know. What have we gotten even after debuting for half a year? Just practicing day and night here in the company? A while ago, I secretly asked one of the higher ups and she told me that in the next six months, we do not have any announcements or plans. I think that the company will soon give up on us.”
“Really? Don’t talk nonsense! “
“Nothing is impossible. If they feel that their commodity is not making money, it is the right thing for them to do to stop the losses. The purpose of the company is only to make money. They are essentially businessmen.”
“Then what are we going to do?”
“What else can we do, with the contract already signed? We can only continue to dance in the practice room of this stupid company until the day our contracts expire. Unless you can terminate your contract in advance.”
“I also want to cancel the contract. I’m only 22 years old and I’ve signed for five years. Five years later, I’ll be 27. I don’t want to just waste my time with this company but I don’t have enough money to pay to break my contract.”
“I heard that Xu Xinyi terminated her contract and didn’t spend any money.”
“Didn’t spend any money? The company has such a good relationship with Xu Xinyi?”
“What good relationship? Xu Xinyi could terminate her contract so smoothly because there was someone behind her.”
“Someone? Who is it? Some rich master?”
“Someone leaked Xu Xinyi’s background. Her family used to be very powerful and knew a lot of powerful people, which is why even after so many years of arrogance and domineering behavior in the entertainment industry, no one has dared to provoke her. Now, with the termination of her contract, it can be estimated that some important people she knows are mediating behind her.”
“So you’re saying that Xu Xinyi is still a person with a powerful background?”
“Otherwise, how could CEO Gao, that old fox, have sent her off so politely after she came in to terminate her contract today?”
“There seems to be some truth in what you say. Hey, Jiang Nian, don’t you usually like Xu Xinyi’s TV series? Why aren’t you saying anything?”
After quietly listening to the whole conversation, Jiang Nian smiled, and his eyes sparkled with stars. “I’m listening.”
*ok so this one was hard for me. I’m like 90% sure the name of the studio she’s talking about is ‘小样’ which translates to “sample”. Idk if that’s a reference to a real life studio or what so I just translated it phonetically (小= xiao and 样 = yang and then I mashed em together). Hopefully it won’t come up again but if it does this is the translation I’m sticking to.
**the group name is actually “big_five” in English in the raws