Yi Yang slowly pulled away his indescribable gaze.
He never knew before, but now after knowing, he found out that Xu Xinyi’s words about him were actually very kind.
“Look at them, are they even speaking human words?” Xu Xinyi half knelt on the bed and looked wronged while holding up her cell phone. She shouted at Yi Yang, “They say I’m ugly, say I’m no good, say I’m useless, and say I’m unworthy of Han Xiao! Unworthy? I’m at least a second-tier star. I’m good looking and have acting skills. How am I unworthy?”
Even if she wasn’t justified, she had to be strong. The most important thing was to always sound like she held the moral high ground.
Yi Yang, who was about to head to the closet to change his clothes, slowed his steps, turned to her, and said, “It sounds like you want people to say that you and Han Xiao are made for each other.”
“Of cou…” The words were on the tip of her tongue when Xu Xinyi slammed on the brakes and swallowed the words she almost blurted out. Her momentum instantly slowed.
–“Why do dog men like to dig holes for me so much? Just messing around!”
“Of course not. That’s not what I meant. I was just saying, they’re belittling me, saying I’m ugly, and attacking me! Just look at my face,” Xinyi leaned forward and patted her face. “Look how beautiful it is! How could they belittle me like that? I can’t allow them to stay blind at such a young age! “
It was hard for Yi Yang to watch her performance. He had a lot of things to say.
Xu Xinyi lowered her head to the phone and continued to put her energy into the war of words with Han Xiao’s fans. Even as she was typing very fast she did not forget to complain. “I even didn’t do anything. I just went to the apartment last night to get some clothes. I didn’t even know that Han Xiao was the one who entered the elevator with me. But these reporters secretly took a photo of someone’s back and started wildly scribbling, really causing me a lot of trouble!”
She was worried.
–“Han Xiao has always said that he was single and gets annoyed about scandals. He won’t hate me because of this, will he?”
–“Even before we cooperated, his first impression of me was spoiled by random marketing accounts and entertainment newspapers. If Han Xiao really has any misunderstanding about me because of this, I won’t spare them!”
Xu Xinyi ground her teeth while typing.
“Do you need me to clarify this for you?”
Thinking of the delectable meal called Han Xiao that was almost within her grasp, she looked up and said to Yi Yang, “No! How could I ask you to do such a trivial thing? Don’t worry, I will take care of this. You don’t have to interfere. No one will ever know about our relationship as husband and wife. “
Though he knew what she was really thinking, Yi Yang didn’t bother to expose her and just went into the closet to get a change of clothes.
Xinyi kept her head down and continued to fight with the netizens. If she didn’t let this anger out, she wouldn’t be able sleep well tonight. She estimated that she would be angry enough to cry just thinking about it.
Just as she was about to send another comment, she found that the reply failed. The other party had unexpectedly blocked her.
She almost broke her phone holding in her rage.
“I’m so angry!” Xu Xinyi beat her chest and rolled around on the bed, “You don’t agree with me, so you block me? Can’t afford to fight?”
Yi Yang was really a little overwhelmed by Xu Xinyi. He rubbed between his brows and said helplessly, “Alright, isn’t it childish to be angry about this kind of thing? They are not as good-looking as you and they just say these things because they’re jealous of your beauty. Why do you care about them? It’s not like they can make you lose value. Just leave these kinds of little things to the people in your studio and go to sleep. “
Xu Xinyi thought about it carefully and found what Yi Yang said was quite reasonable.
The people who could say she was ugly were either blind or jealous.
The former is pitiful, while the latter, as Yi Yang said, there was no need to argue with them.
“Have you thought it through?”
Xu Xinyi nodded. “I won’t care about them. I’ll just go to sleep.”
Xu Xinyi thought that this matter would blow over soon but it not only failed to stop, instead it became more and more serious.
Some people dug up the photos of Xu Xinyi and Jiang Nian while others speculated that Xu Xinyi had always been taken care of by a boss, which was why even though Xu Xinyi had such a bad reputation, she could always find work in the entertainment industry. The ‘truth seeking’ blogger even dug up a photo from a few months ago where Xu Xinyi posted a picture of her with a Bentley in front of a private club.
The Bentley license plate was mosaiced but the woman in the photo was not and you could clearly see that the woman was Xu Xinyi.
There were even posts counting the men who supposedly crawled under Xu Xinyi’s skirt over the years.
The netizens were very excited about the matter.
“Xu Xinyi really knows how to play, first there are big bosses, then there are young fresh meats, and now she is living with Han Xiao, isn’t she afraid of capsizing*?”
“Since Xu Xinyi was young she has already been dancing among the flowers, who believes none of the leaves stuck to her?”
“As a woman, I am really impressed by Xu Xinyi who can fool around with so many men.”
“So what if she can fool around? Isn’t she crashing now? It’s not easy to mess with that man who owns that Bentley. Putting a green hat on him, Xu Xinyi simply wants to die! “
“The sister above seems to know who is the boss that owns Bentley in the picture?”
“I have a friend who is seriously ill and wants to know who the big boss driving the Bentley is. Send me a private message or she will die unresolved!”
Xu Xinyi was very angry.
If Xu Xinyi really slept with those men, it wouldn’t matter, but she never got any of them. She didn’t get any benefits but got dragged into a mess anyway.
Since public opinion had come to this point Xu Xinyi understood that someone was working behind the scenes to intentionally blacken her.
With her years of experience in the entertainment industry, she was sure the reason was involved with her new drama.
And sure enough~
“I think Xu Xinyi probably also secured the role of the heroine in “The Way of the Phoenix” in the bed. The director is not stupid but he left other actresses aside to pick a notorious actress? She’s not irreplaceable. I won’t believe her if she says there are no hidden rules here!”
“Xu Xinyi stole the role of the heroine of ‘The Way of the Phoenix’. I have inside information. The director had already signed a contract with Tianyu’s actress Li Hanxing but the role was robbed by Xu Xinyi. It’s disgusting!”
The official WeChat account of “The Way of the Phoenix” was quickly occupied by fans who listed out all of Xu Xinyi’s ‘crimes’ and asked the crew to change their female lead one after another. They threatened a boycott and said, ‘If the crew will not change the female lead, they will not watch the show!’
It directly rocketed onto the hot search.
“How’s it going?” Anya’s expression was more anxious than ever before.
Chen Mo looked at the remarks that had gradually fermented and then went in an unpredictable direction online, and said: “This is absolutely premeditated, otherwise the situation could not have deteriorated like this in a short period of time.”
After thinking about it, Chen Mo asked her, “Has the boss offended anyone recently?”
Anya also thought about it for a moment and said, “Has the boss ever not offended people?”
Chen Mo: “…” Seemed like he found a good boss. She’ll keep him busy in the future.
“What’s going on with Han Xiao?”
“There’s no response. As you know, rumors about Han Xiao’s scandals pop up from time to time but he doesn’t bother to pay any attention to it.”
“What about the crew of “The Way of the Phoenix’?”
“I’ve contacted them and they said they would give you an answer tomorrow.”
“Will you give me an answer tomorrow? What do they mean? Do you really want to change the female lead?” Anya had always had a bad temper but she usually only scolded the little fresh meats in her phone: “A pack of short-sighted things!”
Then she marched into Xu Xinyi’s office in her high heels.
“Xinyi, we may be in trouble.”
Xinyi was on the phone and shushed her without replying.
“OK, we’ll see each other then.”
Xu Xinyi hung up the phone and the smile on her face gradually disappeared.
“What’s the matter?”
Xu Xinyi gave a cold hum and tossed her cell phone on the table. “The producer called and said that public opinion was now one-sided. He hopes I can solve this matter as soon as possible.”
“He wants you to solve it? Isn’t this something the producer can clarify with an announcement? Didn’t they find you first and then Li Hanxing?”
“I wonder why?”
“Did the producer do it on purpose?”
Xu Xinyi smiled coldly. “You can guess it even if you use your toes to think. There are too many people who are eyeing this show. The male lead is Han Xiao and Xu Siming is the director, as soon as it hits the screen it will be just a huge sweet bun. Who doesn’t want a piece of the pie? What’s more, we are a newly set up studio with no backing or support. How can we compete with those capitalists.”
“Who says you don’t have backing?”
Xu Xinyi frowned and said, “I don’t want to look for Yi Yang again.”
They were technically husband and wife but she didn’t want to owe Yi Yang too much.
“Let me think about it.”
Anya was silent for a moment and sighed. “Alright, think it over. No matter what decision you make, I will support you.”
With that, she left Xu Xinyi’s office.
Xu Xinyi was alone in the office. She got up and stood by the window and looked out, across the street was the headquarters of Yi Group. She remembered that Yi Yang’s office was on the 15th floor, directly opposite her.
What was the dog man doing now?
The dog man Xu Xinyi was thinking about was currently coming out of a conference room. Zhao Bin, his assistant of five years, handed him a document. He followed behind him and whispered, “President Yi, the situation does not seem to be very good.”
Yi Yang glanced at him before taking the report, he scanned it hastily, closed it, and then went into his office without saying a word.
The document was information that Yi Yang instructed Zhao Bin to collect today about the hubbub brewing about Xu Xinyi online.
It seemed she was kept, she raised young fresh meat, she lived with a famous star, she snatched a role, and now the producer intends to change the female lead of the drama she wanted to work on.
There was a lot of news. Why didn’t she call him?
“President Yi, President Xiao has replied and said that you can rest assured that the choice of heroine will not change and that they will post Weibo to clarify this matter the day Xu Xinyi joins the crew.”
Yi Yang’s tone resounding and resolute, “Have them clarify now.”
Zhao Bin was stunned. Although he didn’t understand why President Yi was interested in a starlet like Xu Xinyi, as an assistant, he was not qualified to say anything, “Yes, I’ll get it done right away.”
While turning around, the sharp-eyed Zhao Bin noticed there was supposedly a boss who kept Xu Xinyi mentioned in the document he had just given to President Yi.
It wasn’t talking about President Yi, was it?
Zhao Bin had a sudden realization.
But thinking about it, he felt wrong it must be wrong. President Yi didn’t seem like a man who would be willing to wear a green hat.
He decided not to think about it and put the matter aside for the time being. It was more important for him to take care of the boss’s business first.
As soon as Zhao Bin left the office, Yi Yang got up and went to the floor-to-ceiling window. He looked at the opposite office building. He remembered that Xu Xinyi’s studio was in the opposite office building but he didn’t know which floor it was.
That woman had always been arrogant and domineering. But she was also very delicate and could not bear any grievances. Even after such a big thing happened she did not call. It seemed like wings were hardened now and she was very capable.
Yi Yang didn’t want to take care of her but he thought that he was slightly involved in this matter so he could make a phone call. Otherwise, after the role was robbed, Xu Xinyi would go home and tell his grandfather and then he might really have to cry.
Women were troublesome.
He turned back to his desk and was about to open a document when his private phone rang.
It was Xu Xinyi.
Yi Yang picked his eyebrows and let the phone ring for about five seconds before he slowly picked it up.
Xu Xinyi’s voice came from her phone and she sounded greatly aggrieved, “Husband…”
“Things have already been handled. The producers won’t dare to bother you anymore. Join the crew the day after tomorrow and prepare yourself.” With that said, Yi Yang hung up the phone.
A dog man had nothing to do but a husband was very busy.
*there is a Chinese idiom for cheating that literally means “having a foot in two different boats” hence… capsizing is bad
tl note: Sorry I missed my upload yesterday, it shouldn’t happen again. I was scrambling to update my patreon because I wanted to finish setting things up over there by the first. Didn’t quite make that deadline but whatever, close enough. Let me say thanks again to all the folks supporting me over there.