Actually, in the beginning, Father and Mother Zhou had mentioned helping Ruan Tian to change her surname to Zhou as well, but she had never agreed. In the end, Mother Zhou had tried a few times but ultimately failed to convince her, and she eventually just gave up entirely.
Perhaps that was part of the reason why Mother Zhou had always disliked her for being a stubborn and disobedient girl.
Jiang Lili said: “The variety show that you signed up for will begin recording in a few days and apparently there will be another live broadcast-” She suddenly stuttered, having remembered that there was something important that she hadn’t told Ruan Tian yet. “Also, it seems that Xu Jing was invited by the program crew as a guest star, so you need to be mentally prepared.”
Ruan Tian: “Ehh?”
Then, in a puzzled voice, she continued, “I looked over the guestlist for the show before and Xu Jung’s name wasn’t on it then?”
Jiang Lili explained: “It seems one of the newcomers fell ill and couldn’t come on the show. The program crew decided to send an invitation to Xu Jing without much hope that he would even respond and, who knows what the hell is going on in his mind, but Xu Jing actually agreed!”
This was actually quite odd because, before this, Xu Jing had never accepted any invitations from variety shows ever since his debut.
But Ruan Tian didn’t care much. It wasn’t like she would lose anything if he were there too. However, a thought suddenly occurred to her.
“Wait, Xu Jing wasn’t swindled by the program crew, was he?”
“Don’t worry, I already asked about this. Xu Jing knows that you will also be on the show but he didn’t seem to mind.”
“Eh, it’s fine then. kkk.” (tl note: there are actually three English letter ‘k’ there in the raw. More of the author’s weird habit of including netslang in spoken dialogue)
Ruan Tian had to make sure of this point because she was a bit afraid that if Xu Jing only came to find out that she was also on the cast on the day that shooting began, that he might just flip out and threaten to leave. Since it was Xu Jing, it definitely wasn’t impossible for him to do something like that!!!
And then what would she do if the program crew kicked her off the show for Xu Jing? How would she make any money!?
Ruan Tian only recognized money, okay? Everything else was bullshit!
Meanwhile, Jiang Lili was worried that Ruan Tian was holding a grudge, “TianBaby, let’s just bear with him while you’re recording. Don’t conflict with Xu Jing anymore, I’m afraid you’re the only one who will suffer wuwuwu.”
But Ruan Tian wasn’t too worried. She had always felt that Xu Jing was an arrogant man who didn’t talk much and didn’t care much, but his temper wasn’t impossible. At the very least, they should be able to work together peacefully.
She gave a smile that wasn’t quite a smile, winked, and said: “You don’t need to be afraid that I will suffer. Rather, you should be afraid that Xu Jing might get along with me too well. What if he suddenly falls in love with me?”
Ruan Tian added shamelessly, “After all, aren’t I already his lifesaver? In ancient times, we would already be promised to each other!”
Jiang Lili was speechless.
A few days later, ‘Gege and Jiejie’s Journey’ officially began recording, and for the first time ever it kicked off with a semi-live broadcast.
In early March, the program group began to announce the guests one after another until there was a total of five. Ruan Tian was the first official announcement while Xu Jing was given the best “C” position.
The program crew had spent a lot of effort in order to invite him onto their show, so they naturally gave him the best treatment.
Xu Jing’s fans had actually seen the news beforehand, but they had all dismissed it as fake at first. None of them believed that their idol would agree to another job that would have him working with Ruan Tian.
So when the official guest list was released, his fans couldn’t accept it and their mentality collapsed. “Why would Brother Jing go on the same show with Ruan Tian again!?”
“Uuuuuu, Brother Jing is going to be ruined again.”
“It must be Ruan Tian who found out that Brother Jing had agreed to go on the show in advance, so she did all sorts of tricks to get on the show with him.”
“In order to chase our Brother Jing’s back, Ruan Tian really put in a lot of effort.”
“If I had her perseverance I would have already caught Brother Jing long ago.”
“Let’s pray they don’t meet each other wuwuwu”
But, of course, there was no CP in this world that the shippers wouldn’t ship.
Soft or hard, they shipped them all.
Thus there was abruptly a wave of CP fans amidst all the complaints.
“Unexpectedly, I was able to see the TianXJing CP again in my lifetime.”
“Spring is coming for the CP fans, haters tremble!”
“They look good in the same frame like that.”
Thus the variety show’s promotional broadcast seemed to catch fire, and the number of people watching on the FruitVideo app that day broke 500,000, while experts estimated that they would easily reach a million viewers when the real live broadcast began.
Many passersby jumped in to watch the fun as well, but they all felt that the program crew had deliberately invited these two people with ‘history’ onto their variety show in order to drum up some heat.
But despite the ‘obvious setup’ the people on the sidelines didn’t mind at all. They just really couldn’t wait to see these two people fight!
They were all looking forward to seeing a big battle scene, and they only felt that it would be best if it were a real battle to the death with the two of them going for the throat the whole three days and three nights that the show was shooting.
However, the direction of events became distorted before filming even began and things became much different from what they were all expecting.
That was because, the night before the variety show began shooting, Xu Jing unexpectedly followed Ruan Tian’s Weibo with his official account.
Jing Fans:??? Ruan Tian, if you dare to seduce our Brother Jing, you will die.
TianTian Group: Xu Jing scram away for us now! Don’t get too close to our soft and sweet TianBaby!
Meanwhile, Ruan Tian happened to see herself show up in Xu Jing’s “Followed” category and began to feel a bit worried.
What if Xu Jing really wanted to exchange promises with her?!
What was she supposed to do?
It seemed that being too loveable could also be a terrible thing!!!
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