“BW” fashion magazine, as the most influential fashion magazine in China, was very careful when choosing guests.
But unexpectedly to the fans, the magazine revealed that their newest guests would be Xu Xinyi and Han Xiao.
The comments on the official WeChat account exploded.
Fans howled all over the place, crying that Han Xiao had been stained by Xu Xinyi.
“Blind! The heavens are blind!”
“I heard a little breeze beforehand, and I thought I was ready, but when I saw Xu Xinyi’s name really appear, I still couldn’t control my screams, ah! My Han Xiao! Xu Xinyi, control yourself!”
“Just looking at the faces, it’s actually quite a match.”
“Does the sister above need a good ophthalmologist?”
“Good sister, this is the ophthalmology department at Union Hospital, after seeing your degree of eye disease, our hospital has decided to be kind and allow you to jump the queue. We will sell you treatment for the rest of your life.”
There were a lot of conspiracy theorists guessing wildly online but Xu Xinyi’s hand, while she was reading Weibo, did not shake at all.
She had also wanted to create a scandal with Han Xiao, but wasn’t he the wrong sexual orientation?
When she came to the studio on the day of shooting, the internationally renowned makeup artist put on makeup for her, and then tried one costume after another, before she finally decided on a costume in the same style as Han Xiao’s. The costume was a slightly loose woman’s suit, it was bold and sexy when paired with dark makeup. Xu Xinyi stood next to Han Xiao with both hands in her pockets and looked directly at the camera. The cameras clicked again and again.
After several sets of photos had been taken, the photographer was very excited.
When shooting with two artists it was important to pay special attention to the tacit understanding and feeling between the two models.
Xu Xinyi and Han Xiao were able to perfectly match the feeling that the photographer wanted and his camera clicked constantly in his hands. He took many many pictures and seemed regretful when the shooting was finished.
“Thank you for your hard work, Mr. Han and Ms. Xu. Please walk this way for the interview.”
The questions for the so-called interview had been sent to the mailboxes of the two stars in advance, because it was a special edition centering on the two of them, so some of the questions were related to their relationship with each other while others were more generic.
For example, they asked about Mr. Han’s future plans.
Or, how did Mr. Han feel when he worked with Ms. Xu.
To Xu Xinyi they asked, what were her feelings like when she worked with Mr. Han for the first time? And did she want to cooperate again with Mr. Han in the future if she had a chance?
The interview took half an hour and before it finally ended.
“Brother Han, thank you for helping me this time. I don’t know if you have time this evening? I’d like to invite you to dinner.”
Han Xiao wanted to say yes, but against his heart he opened his mouth and said, “No, it was just the effort of raising a hand.”
“You’re welcome!” Luo Jie suddenly appeared and looked at Anya behind Xu Xinyi. “Miss Xu and Miss Anya are so kind. How could we refuse? Han Xiao and I both have time tonight, so I will book us a restaurant.”
Xu Xinyi agreed on the spot, then turned and muttered to Anya, “Why do I think he has a crush on you?”
Anya’s eyebrows were furrowed. “I prefer my young fresh meats that have the normal* sexual orientation.”
Xu Xinyi couldn’t help but look at Anya with great envy.
After taking off her makeup and changing clothes, Editor Xiao of “BW” stopped Xu Xinyi in a very friendly manner and spoke in a low tone with a smile, “Miss Xu’s shooting today was very successful. Miss Xu should bring back a copy of these photos. I’m sure Mr. Yi will be very satisfied after seeing them.”
Suddenly hearing an unexpected name, Xu Xinyi’s smile gradually stiffened.
“Mr. Yi? Which Mr. Yi?”
Editor Xiao was stunned, but he quickly smiled and said, “Of course, it is Mr. Yi Yang of the Yi Group. He specially contacted me and asked me to arrange this shoot for Miss Xu.”
“You mean to say that this Mr. Yi Yang asked for you to…”
“Yes… Didn’t Mr. Yi tell you?”
“…of course, I just forgot for a moment.” Xu Xinyi smiled awkwardly.
Yi Yang asked this magazine to put her on the cover?
That should be impossible.
Yi Yang would never do something like that for her.
For a domineering CEO, when he uses his identity and throws around his money, it should only be for the woman he loves.
Did he love her so much that he would give her this sort of help now?
But secretly doing good deeds without leaving a name? Wasn’t this more the standard for a cowardly secondary male lead?
And, more importantly, what about her future husband? Which kindergarten was he studying in now?
No, she couldn’t let things go on like this.
“Xiao A, when will the relationship between Yi Yang and Xu Weiyin be triggered?”
When will she finally see the plot where Yi Yang falls madly in love with Xu Weiyin?
This… At least let them meet first. Xiao A furtively whispered in his heart a silent complaint: The main character’s settings are all close to collapse and the plot has already been shot full of holes and turned into garbage.
Xu Xinyi had an epiphany.
In other words, as long as Xu Weiyin and Yi Yang met, the two would instantly fall in love with each other!
Their love at first sight would instantly be deep like the sea, and if they couldn’t marry each other immediately then all three of them would all fall into a tangled love triangle.
And Xu Xinyi, the unloved wife, could only be helplessly and pitifully abandoned by Yi Yang. From then on she would only be able to play games in the wide world as a heartless woman who only loved money.
Hadn’t Yi Yang and Xu Weiyin met yet?
Xu Weiyin was already out latching on to other men but Yi Yang, the main secondary male lead, hasn’t even met her yet?
Why was the plot playing such a trick?
It was just cruel. Really so cruel.
No, Xu Xinyi was not a woman who could stand seeing them entangled in this cycle of yearning for love and constant self-abuse, so she had to find a way to help them.
Because of this, Xu Xinyi changed her mind about inviting Han Xiao to dinner tonight.
So she said extremely apologetically, “I’m sorry, but I remembered I have something important to do tonight. I’ll invite you to a meal the next time I have a chance, okay?”
Han Xiao’s expression was perfectly controlled but Luo Jie’s showed an unhappy face.
“Miss Xu, I already booked the restaurant. If you say you can come, you should…”
Han Xiao glanced at Luo Jie and interrupted him. “It’s fine, since you have something to do, you go first.”
“I’m really sorry.” After apologizing again, Xu Xinyi took Anya and left.
“Where are we going?”
Xu Xinyi furrowed her eyebrows and said, “Buying gifts.”
She couldn’t be ungrateful.
Since Yi Yang really helped her with this matter, she should buy a gift to thank him.
It took her half an hour to carefully select a watch, which cost Xu Xinyi 200,000.
For her, it was a big gift.
Anya marveled, “200,000, Xu Xinyi, you are so generous to your husband.”
Xu Xinyi’s heart was bleeding but she spoke ‘happily’, “Well, you know, I love him.”
The Yi Group building was all lit up against the night sky.
Yi Yang finished reading a newspaper and looked at the time.
Zhao Bin knocked on the door and the walked into the office.
“President Yi, the car is ready. Also, Editor Xiao of “BW” sent an email confirming that Ms. Xu has successfully taken the photos and he sent copies back with her.”
Yi Yang nodded. He remembered Xu Xinyi had mentioned the other day that she would not be coming back to the Yi estate tonight because she wanted to invite Han Xiao to dinner to show him her gratitude.
A married woman and an unmarried man, today he would really like to see how late this meal of theirs would go to.
“I won’t go back to the Yi estate tonight. I’m going to Lanting.”
It was very late after Xu Xinyi came out of the mall. After shooting the magazine for most of the day, Xu Xinyi was tired and did not go back to the Yi estate. She went straight back to Lanting to rest.
She thought she would be able to go back and take a bath before sleeping comfortably, but as soon as she entered the door, she saw Yi Yang was sitting in the living room.
Xu Xinyi was frightened, but she could only pretend to be pleasantly surprised. “Husband, why are you here?”
Yi Yang turned a page of the magazine he was reading and said, “I have a meeting early tomorrow morning so I’m staying here tonight. Have you finished shooting your magazine?”
“Have you eaten?”
“Did you manage to thank Han Xiao?”
“I thanked him.”
“Hm.” Yi Yang bowed his head and read his magazine in silence.
Xu Xinyi took off her coat and stretched her sore shoulders. Then she remembered what the editor had said earlier.
—“It’s very strange. Usually these sort of photos are not released in advance, so why did the editor give me a copy to bring back on the spot?“
–“Could the editor have lied to me today? That’s impossible, isn’t it?”
Yi Yang raised his eyebrows and said, “How was your shoot today?”
“I heard today that many celebrities have been rejected by ‘BW magazine’? Are you sure you could shoot the magazine today because of Han Xiao? Does he have that kind of ability?”
Xu Xinyi was stubborn. “Of course, Brother Han even admitted it. He wouldn’t lie to me.”
“Brother Han?” Yi Yang sneered, “Xu Xinyi, do you know you are almost thirty? Calling him ‘Brother Han’ do you think you are still eighteen? Are those words you can say at your age?”
–“What’s the matter with this dog man? Is he looking for trouble?”
–“I will always be eighteen if I want to! Not like you, you old, old man!”
“It’s just a way of address. Don’t be so stingy.”
“Am I stingy? I just think that since you’re already so old, don’t you think you should rein in a little bit?”
Xu Xinyi clenched her fists and resisted the idea of hammering the dog man’s head in. Instead, she continued to focus on the topic at hand. “It’s very strange. Chief Editor Xiao asked me to take back copies of the photos I shot today. These sorts of photos never get released in advance like that though, why do you think he gave them to me?”
“I don’t know.” Yi Yang pretended like he didn’t know anything about it.
Xu Xinyi began to pretend to be blind. “Actually, I don’t know anyone who would help me except for Han Xiao but I suddenly had three endorsements fall into my lap recently. It’s really such a coincidence that they all asked me to endorse them at the same time, it almost feels like someone is helping me. Husband, who do you think might help me like that?”
Yi Yang’s hand paused while turning a page. “How would I know.”
Xu Xinyi fell silent and seemed to be seriously considering something. The only sound in the room was the gentle sound of Yi Yang flipping the pages of his magazine.
“Could it be…” Xu Xinyi turned to look at Yi Yang and her face was plastered with ‘sudden realization’.
Yi Yang’s hand stilled again.
“Those brands all saw that I have a good image and temperament, and I am very beautiful, so they decided to come to me?”
“…” Yi Yang’s face turned cloudy and he flipped another page of his magazine.
This woman was not very good-looking, but she was quite thick-skinned!
“That must be it!” Xu Xinyi spoke as if she firmly believed that to be the case. “Sure enough, some people really do have eyes.”
Yi Yang didn’t want to talk to her anymore.
Xu Xinyi accidentally dropped the gift box she had brought back.
Yi Yang looked at the gift box on the ground and coughed, “What is that?”
Xu Xinyi seemed as if she had just remembered something. She spoke with chagrin written all over her face, “This… I was out buying a gift for Han Xiao when I saw this. I thought it was quite pretty so I bought it for myself but after I brought it back I noticed it was a man’s style. Why don’t you have a look, see if you can use it. If you like it, you can have it. It wasn’t too expensive anyway. It’s late, so I’ll go to take a bath first.” Xu Xinyi put the gift in front of him and turned to walk away.
Yi Yang sneered.
She wanted to buy a gift for another person, but for him she just gave him something she picked up randomly?
Did she really think he collected all kinds of garbage like a recycling bin?
Yi Yang didn’t even bother to look at the gift box.
Did he want anything? Did he need a gift?
Judging from the thirty Yuan belt that Xu Xinyi gave him last time, he probably wasn’t missing much.
It wasn’t even worth it for him to unwrap it.
Five minutes later Yi Yang looked at the watch on his wrist for a moment before taking it off.
As expected, it was a gift picked out randomly. It was really not appropriate for him to wear on his arm at all. He would have to replace the band by himself later to make it into something he could wear.
Yi Yang put the watch back into its box and then went to check the price online.
200,000? Yi Yang stared at the price he found.
He supposed that was barely wearable.
*I did rack my brains a bit trying to think of a way to phrase this line less… offensively? But I gave up. At the end of the day what she’s saying is pretty offensive, nothing I can do about that.
I’m not sure why Xu Xinyi says she forgot to give Han Xiao the watch in one line and then Yi Yang starts talking about her giving him something ‘someone else didn’t want’ in the next line? Because that isn’t the story she gave him, right? Maybe there is some sort of figurative meaning in one of their two lines that I’m missing, sorry for that. I think the joke is still comprehensible enough even though it doesn’t make perfect sense.
UPDATE 6/24: There was an issue with the raws I was using. Chapter has now been edited to be more accurate.