The entertainment industry had been a little interesting lately.
Of course, this circle had always been a place where the fans were happy to explore and discuss anything. The fans would always come rushing in when there was any gossip.
Recently, a post appeared in a certain place and it instantly blew up.
Interestingly, this post was posted by a person who claimed to be in the entertainment industry, and it talked about the emotional entanglements between various industry leaders and small stars in the entertainment industry.
The onlookers originally just saw this post as a story to pass the time, but the more they looked into the post, the more they felt that something was wrong.
The content of the post could be summarized as follows: Back when a certain industry boss in City A was still in college, he had a beautiful girlfriend, and the two were very affectionate. But due to the great disparity in family circumstances, ‘W’ was forced to break up with him because of the pressure brought to bear by the family of the industry boss. Meanwhile, the boss thought ‘W’ broke up with him because she had fallen in love with someone else. The boss was so heartbroken that he left the country to study abroad.
At the same time, ‘W’ entered the entertainment industry and gained a firm foothold within a few years with her own strength.
Later, the boss came back from studying abroad and took the family business on his shoulders. Although he had tried to hate ‘W’ for her ruthlessness to him, he found that he still loved her and thought about her even after so many years. So, after taking over the family business, he wanted to get back together with ‘W’.
But ‘W’ was like a fish in water in the entertainment industry, she had various scandals with other stars all the time. The boss misunderstood her again and even added to the storm surrounding ‘W’. After that, ‘W’, who was in despair after being misunderstood by the boss, fled abroad and had been silent ever since.
From then on, the boss no longer trusted women. He remained alone for many years until one day he met the girl named ‘X’ who looked a lot like ‘W’.
After ‘X’ entered the entertainment industry she was quickly discovered to have good acting skills. Although her reputation was never very good because people saw her as arrogant and domineering, she still had a foothold in the entertainment industry because of her real skills.
One day, by chance, ‘X’ met the boss at a dinner party. She was instantly attracted by the boss’s appearance and his illustrious family background, so she began to recklessly pursue him. Meanwhile, the boss saw the shadow of ‘W’ when he looked at her so it quickly became a relationship where ‘each took what they needed from the other’, and the two hit it off.
Even though ‘X’ looked arrogant and domineering on the surface, she was actually very serious when it came to feelings and she was deeply moved by the boss’s ‘affection’. It wasn’t long before she agreed when the boss proposed marriage.
Unfortunately for her, a fake is always a fake, and a stand-in will always be a stand-in.
Soon after their marriage, the boss realized he hated ‘X’. Every day he only missed ‘W’ who had vanished from his life without a trace.
‘X’ could vaguely sense that she was just a stand-in for ‘W’ but she was so deeply in love with the boss that she didn’t care. Even when the boss filed for a divorce, she cried and begged the boss not to divorce her.
The boss felt a brief moment of compassion and tabled the divorce for the time being.
But suddenly, ‘W’, who had been abroad, returned to China with a little boy who looked very similar to the boss.
The boss mistakenly thought that ‘W’’s son wasn’t his and he felt deeply betrayed by ‘W’ again. Soon his feelings of love for ‘W’ that he had carried for many years turned into hate, so he began to show off his love for ‘X’ in front of ‘W’ in public, and even helped ‘X’ to suppress ‘W’ in the industry. ‘W’ was left all alone to bear all the pressure of public opinion while desperately struggling in the entertainment industry.
The people posting about the post were all excitedly talking about the ‘real-life dog blood love triangle’ and they quickly found a lot of events that vaguely matched the narrative and made the whole post look more convincing and authentic after the original poster had added them in.
At the end of the post, the person who created it had this to say: Boss! Wake up! Just look at this kid’s eyes, his nose, and his mouth, they all look just like yours! That is your child!
The crowd of onlookers were able to quickly identify ‘W’ when the post mentioned she was a woman who had returned from abroad with her child. Aside from Xu Weiyin, who else could it be?
As for the boss and ‘X’ they all had their own guesses about their identities.
“Is OP still there? Keep writing, this plot is so bloody, I love it! That boss always had ‘W’ in his heart, right? He just imagined ‘W’ betrayed him? Ah, this is so abusive QAQ”
“For me, it’s hard to tell if ‘W’ or ‘X’ is more pitiful, the only sure thing is that ‘boss’ is real scum.”
“‘W’ should be Xu Weiyin and I think ‘X’ should be Xu Xinyi. She is very arrogant and domineering just like the OP said.”
“The poster above, +1, I also think ‘X’ should be Xu Xinyi. A woman who is arrogant and domineering and looks like ‘W’? Only she fits the bill. But who is the boss? Wasn’t it rumored that Xu Xinyi was married to someone?”
“How many stars in the entertainment industry would admit to getting married? Admit to marriage = career suicide.”
“You are all blind! Wasn’t there rumors recently about a certain low-key boss surnamed ‘J’? Wasn’t Weibo still spreading rumors about a scandal between the boss surnamed ‘J’ and ‘W’ just a few days ago? These things have to be connected.”
“I don’t think the boss should be that boss surnamed ‘J’. I think it should be the boss surnamed ‘Y’. There was a post that was hot before that said that the boss surnamed ‘Y’ was secretly married to a small star for two years. It matches perfectly to what the OP said.”
“+1. The boss should be the man surname ‘Y’. I really never realized he was such a scumbag. ‘W’ is really pitiful.”
“Can you just type directly? What the heck are all these code letters? I can’t understand it!”
“Let me decode it for you. ‘W’ is Xu Weiyin. ‘X’ is Xu Xinyi. ‘J’ is Jiang Huai. And ‘Y’ is Yi Yang. According to the information in the OP, I personally think the boss must be Yi Yang. “
“What kind of masochistic relationship is this? Why don’t they just talk to each other?”
“‘W’ why didn’t you just say it when you got pregnant? And boss, can’t you see that the child is yours? I’m so worried!”
“Everyone here is pitiful. But I will politely pity ‘X’. The man is trapped by love for another while the woman knows that she is a stand-in but still wants to cling to the man.”
“To the poster above, who knows if ‘X’ is staying with the boss for love or money though?”
It was an hour after the post went up.
“Xinyi, if you hadn’t been busy right under my nose these past few days, I would almost think you made this post.”
Anya pointed to a certain part: ‘Just look at this kid’s eyes, his nose, and his mouth, they all look just like yours!’
“Didn’t you also say something like that before? Didn’t you think that the kid looked exactly like Yi Yang?”
Xu Xinyi choked.
Anya sighed. “This post was all made up. You don’t have to worry, Yi Yang and Xu Weiyin…”
She paused and her eyes filled with suspicion.
You couldn’t blame her. The post was a little too well-informed, even the fact that Yi Yang had mentioned divorce to Xu Xinyi was included.
After a long deliberation, she asked cautiously, “The two of them… I think there’s nothing between them, right?”
Xu Xinyi only knew that Yi Yang and Xu Weiyin had been university classmates and that they had a period of interaction after graduation, but she didn’t know exactly what happened.
It wasn’t mentioned in the novel.
Seeing Xu Xinyi didn’t reply, Anya was instantly shocked. “Xinyi, you have to ask Yi Yang to clarify things for you when you go back. Although nine out of ten things online are made up, you have to find out the truth here. Since your relationship is finally heating up a bit now, you can’t let a thorn grow in your heart because of this, you know?”
Xu Xinyi nodded. “Don’t worry, I know what to do.”
That afternoon she returned to the Yi estate.
At the door of the villa, she saw a young man in a suit who was politely saying goodbye to Butler Chen.
Xu Xinyi got out of her car and walked over, “Butler Chen, who is this?”
Butler Chen smiled and introduced the man to Xu Xinyi, “This gentleman was sent by the Jiang family to deliver an invitation.”
“The Jiang family? Invitation?”
The young man smiled at Xu Xinyi and said, “Hello, Mrs. Yi. I was sent to deliver an invitation to Old Master Yi to invite him to attend Mr. Jiang’s birthday party a week from now.”
A birthday party?
For Mr. Jiang?
Jiang Huai’s or Jiang Cheng’s?
Since it was sent to Old Master Yi, it should be for Jiang Cheng, right?
Xu Xinyi responded perfunctorily and then walked inside absentmindedly.
Old Master Yi and Mrs. Yi were talking about something in the living room.
“Is that Xinyi? Come on, come here. Grandpa wants to talk to you about something.”
Xinyi slowly approached, “Grandpa, what’s the matter?”
“It’s like this,” Old Master Yi said while holding an invitation. “The Jiang family used to have business dealings with the Yi family, but then they broke it off. There has been no contact between us in recent years. But today, the Jiang family sent an invitation to attend a birthday party. I haven’t been feeling well lately so I don’t want to go very much. Are you free next Thursday night? You should go with Yi Yang.”
Xu Xinyi thought about it carefully. “I think I’m free Thursday.”
“Then I’ll entrust this to you. Here, take the invitation and tell Yi Yang about it later tonight.”
Xu Xinyi took the invitation and said, “OK, Grandpa, I’ll remember.”
She went back to her room with the invitation. She opened it and saw that it was an invitation to Jiang Cheng’s fifty-fifth birthday party.
Xu Xinyi remembered what Jiang Cheng looked like when he came to her company that day. His hair was interspersed with white hairs and his face looked old enough that he could be mistaken for being from the same generation as Old Master Yi. But he was only 55 years old.
She put the invitation on the table, lay down on the sofa, took out her phone, opened the post she had been looking at during the day, and read it again from beginning to end.
While she looked at it she felt a faint pang of regret.
The OP was a real talent. It was a pity that they weren’t a screenwriter with their skills.
Ever since the characters in the post were clearly identified, the OP never came back. After Xu Xinyi took a brief glance she did not pay attention to any of the latest developments, she just put down her phone and went to take a bath.
Recently she had been very busy. She had been signing on the new young fresh meats, she had been in talks about endorsements or in talks with investors about scripts. She had been so busy her feet barely touched the floor so now that she was happy to finally be able to comfortably take a rest.
While Xu Xinyi soaked in the bathtub her sore muscles gradually relaxed in the warm water and her brain was finally able to unwind. She nearly drifted off to sleep.
There was a sound from outside and Xu Xinyi woke up instantly.
“Yi Yang? Is that you?”
Yi Yang’s muffled voice came from outside, “It’s me.”
Xu Xinyi hurriedly got up from her bath, quickly rinsed herself clean, put on her bathrobe, and walked out.
“Back so late? Are you tired from work today?”
“It’s okay, I’m not tired.”
Xu Xinyi nodded.
–“Should I ask him now?”
Yi Yang’s motions slowed a bit.
He remembered that Zhao Bin told him that when a woman liked you she would unconsciously lose her temper and feel jealous when she saw you with another woman or suspected you were having an affair.
So now, she finally couldn’t help herself and wanted to interrogate him about Xu Weiyin?
–“Should I really ask?”
Yi Yang said quietly, “What’s the matter? Do you have something to ask me?”
Xu Xinyi’s words were on the tip of her tongue. She swallowed them again and again and seemed generally very hesitant. Finally, she spoke.
“Well, grandpa gave me an invitation today. It’s an invitation for grandpa to Mr. Jiang’s birthday party next Thursday. But grandpa is not feeling well recently, so let’s go in his place.”
Yi Yang took the invitation and looked at it. “I see. We can go. Was there anything else?”
Yi Yang looked at her silently for a moment, then nodded and went into the closet to change clothes.
Xu Xinyi sprawled out on the sofa. She picked up her phone and continued to browse the post.
After scanning for a while, her eyes lit up.
The OP had sent another message.
“Breaking news! ‘W’ decided to go to the boss and explain to him what happened over the years, and confess about the child!”
The comment section was howling with expectation.
–“Is this real? Something so exciting? Xu Weiyin finally wants to take the initiative and attack?”
Xu Xinyi sat upright and began to try to analyze how true or false the post was.
–“Since they even know Yi Yang mentioned divorce to me, it seems that the OP is not an ordinary person. Their information network is clearly extensive. So is Xu Weiyin’s and Yi Yang’s affair real or fake?”
–“Should I ask Yi Yang? But mentioning it now doesn’t feel right.”
–“After all, according to the novel’s plot, by now Yi Yang should be lost in his love for Xu Weiyin. So why is he still so clear-headed?”
‘The novel’? The man changing his clothes in the closet paused his hand that was working on a button.
What novel did Xu Xinyi read, that she was thinking about all the time?
–“Actually, when I think about it, Yi Yang, the dog man, was only kind to me after Xu Weiyin returned to China. From showing off for me at the auction to walking with me on the red carpet at Paris Fashion Week, Xu Weiyin was also always there. In the post, it says that Yi Yang thought that Xu Weiyin betrayed him, so he retaliated against Xu Weiyin in a tangled storm of love and hate. It all seems to make sense.”
–“Could that be true? Did Yi Yang use me as a shield just to stimulate Xu Weiyin?”
–“No way! Dog men are so good at acting nowadays?”
Yi Yang felt that having his heart hang in the air for so long was all in vain.
–“But wait, that seems impossible. Yi Yang doesn’t look like he’s faking it. At the auction that day he spent 90 million on a necklace, and during Paris Fashion Week…”
Xu Xinyi thought about it over and over again. It seemed like if Yi Yang had been moving according to the reasons mentioned in the post, all that he had done fit.
–“Is that man hiding so deep? He even fooled me? It was just a show at the auction and at Paris Fashion Week? It was all just to annoy Xu Weiyin?”
–“I’m really just a stand-in? To retaliate against Xu Weiyin and make her feel regret, Yi Yang used me as a stand-in?”
“But then, of course, Yi Yang is not a masochist. So could he really fall in love with me?”
“That must be it. That’s why Yi Yang suddenly acted so kind to me and acted so indifferent to Xu Weiyin.”
There was a loud noise from the closet.
“Husband, are you okay?” Xu Xinyi called out.
Yi Yang got up from the ground with a frown. He finished pulling on the trousers that he had tripped over just now and walked over to Xu Xinyi.
“Tell me, what do you want to ask?”
Xu Xinyi nervously averted her eyes.
–“Should I ask. Or not?”
–“But if Yi Yang really is the kind of person mentioned in the post, he won’t just admit it.”
–“But then, if Yi Yang is not the kind of person mentioned in the post, will he feel…”
–“Maybe I can ask but just like, as a joke? That suits my character!”
Yi Yang patiently waited for her to ask.
“I saw… um…” Xu Xinyi paused and thought about what to say next.
Yi Yang watched her lips with anticipation.
“Today, I saw a post that said…”
“Said…” Xu Xinyi hesitated.
–“No, since the post said that Xu Weiyin has decided to approach Yi Yang, I might as well just wait and see what tricks Xu Weiyin wants to play.”
Xu Xinyi smiled and said, “It was just a popular science post. It said that you shouldn’t go to sleep later than 11PM, otherwise it’s bad for your health. Husband, you should go to bed early. Good night.”
Yi Yang watched Xu Xinyi climb into bed without the slightest hesitation. His whole body froze and he gnashed his teeth in irritation. Looking down at the mass in the quilt, he felt a swirl of depression, irritation, and inexplicable anxiety, pushing back and forth in his brain.
If you have the ability to doubt, why don’t you have the ability to ask!
How can I explain things if you don’t ask me about them!
tl note: I just sort of English-afied some of the internet slang in this chapter to make it flow better.