The next day rolled around, and Ruan Tian fully intended to stay at home and really dig into the new script. She spent a few hours doing her best to really understand the role she was auditioning for before finally breaking for a meal.
Then, thanks to a WeChat message from Jiang Lili, she finally learned that she had received a new wave of popularity thanks to the episode of ‘Star Transformations’ that had broadcast the night before.
Of course, by the time she took a look, the three hot searches had already slipped down the ranking quite a bit.
However, she and Qin An seemed to have been tied together by the fans.
A certain well-known blogger even put together a video montage of the two of them. Under the blogger’s expert hands, the few times she and Qin An had bumped into each other on the show were masterfully woven together to create an illusion that the two of them squabbled a bit before falling in love. The Poisonous Young MasterxSweet and Straightforward Girl CP seemed strange at a glance but thanks to the blogger’s editing skills it all came together.
And another certain famous blogger also posted a rare string of emotional praise,
“Tian Tian is like a little angel who fell down from heaven. After watching last night’s episode, I really want to pity and pamper her. She is just too cute and too kind, really too pure for this world. In her eyes, I could see nothing but a strong hope to live well. This time, I’ve seen the light! She’s really too perfect!”
Under this post, there weren’t many of the usual star-chasing types of fans commenting.
Instead, the people who were talking the most seemed to be people who were depressed or unhappy with life, but who saw hope in Ruan Tian.
They felt that Ruan Tian was nothing like the spoiled rich lady they imagined, not hypocritical or weak at all.
Instead, the inner strength and optimism that she showed on the program made this group of people feel deeply moved.
“En, she’s really too kind.”
“I like her too! She seems to have infinite expectations for her life to keep getting better in the future. Watching her, all of a sudden it feels true that by working hard you can one day live well.”
Because of this surge of popularity, Ruan Tian’s name was hot again and she gained a lot of fans.
Later that evening, she was preparing to leave her house and go out to have a good meal as a reward for herself. But, just as she locked the door behind her, the phone in her pocket began to vibrate. Looking at it, it turned out to be a message from Qin An.
Suddenly remembering this guy, Ruan Tian felt a little surprised that he hadn’t already been smearing her name with the fans, considering their relationship. Out of curiosity, she read his message.
【Don’t think you can get a free meal by creating CP rumors between us. 】
【Don’t even dream! ! ! I will never agree to create hype with you! ! ! 】
【Can’t you stop using these crooked tricks! 】
Two minutes later, Qin An continued sending messages relentlessly.
【How dare you not reply to me? 】
【Ruan Tian, are you dead! ? 】
Ruan Tian retorted in her mind: Qian An, your mom is the only one that’s dead!
She felt that this man really lacked brains.
When Yu the Great had been working to control the waters, why hadn’t he also removed the water from Qin An’s brain? (tl note: Yu the Great (大禹) is a legendary figure in Chinese history who is probably most famous for his place in the Chinese legend that is translated as “Great Yu Who Controlled the Waters”)
Obviously, the two were biological brothers, but somehow Qin An didn’t have even a tiny shred of Qin Yu’s shrewdness.
Ruan Tian: 【Speaking of free meals, you haven’t eaten off me for free just once, but actually twice. Thanks for reminding me by the way. I expect you to pay the market rate and give me two hundred yuan. 】
A moment later, Qin An transferred a thousand yuan via red envelope.
Ruan Tian smiled and accepted the money casually.
At the same time, she finally reached the street. Outside, the snow hadn’t melted yet at all and as soon as she stepped out she felt a piercing blast of cold wind, causing her to shiver.
Looking around, she saw that the small stalls by the road had warm steam billowing up into the cold air.
She looked for a while and finally found a suitable stall and sat down inside, her small face flushed red from the cold wind as she made her order.
Then, as she was waiting for the stall to finish making her hot pot, Ruan Tian got up and headed over to a vending machine opposite for some milk tea.
But after she bought the milk tea, she suddenly saw a vaguely familiar back waiting at the nearby intersection.
Ruan Tian slowly walked up and patted the man on the shoulder before saying in an uncertain voice, “Huai Mo?”
The young man whom she patted on the shoulder slowly turned his head and, Ruan Tian didn’t know if it was her illusion, but she thought she saw a trace of coldness in his eyes that quickly disappeared.
But it was really Huai Mo. He froze for a moment, but then smiled and said happily, “JieJie.”