Aside from the money, Ruan Tian had also already looked over all the advertising material very carefully, and she had even been planning to record a video to post to her personal channel, but it was all for naught now that things had taken this unexpected twist.
Jiang Lili was fuming and lashing out, “Even a second-tier brand still dares to play these kinds of tricks? ! And that Zhao Meng’er, she really does whatever she wants.”
“I’ll just wait for their sales to tank!”
Ruan Tian muttered: “I want to eat some cake to calm my mood.”
On usual days, Jiang Lili would never agree to let Ruan Tian eat cake. In her mind, if a female star gained even a little weight it would definitely be obvious on camera.
But today she was very generous, “Go ahead and eat. Eat a big piece!”
Thus, after eating dinner, Ruan Tian listlessly went downstairs to the nearby cake shop to buy herself some cake. She looked around and picked out four or five small cakes with different flavors and had the staff member pack them up for her.
But when she pushed open the glass shop door and stepped outside, she saw Huai Mo standing quietly under a sycamore tree just a few steps down the street. He was wearing a white shirt and light-colored slacks that were carefully tucked in at his ankles.
Looking at him in the dim evening light, Ruan Tian fell into a trance.
The slightly naive yet dazzling appearance of the young man before her reminded her a bit of Shen Shu from back then.
Ruan Tian had once been obsessed with Shen Shu’s appearance in his school uniform in those days. The image of that boy who, after class, could be found leaning lazily against the railing of the corridor and smiling gently while talking with their other classmates was firmly engraved into her mind even until now.
After a moment she recovered, and Huai Mo had already walked up in front of her.
The young man spoke bluntly and sweetly, “I’ve missed you.”
Ruan Tian found she really couldn’t stand him, especially in this pure schoolboy style.
Huai Mo’s eyes were focused on her, looking at her profile and the slender curve of her white neck. He could even smell a faint fragrance drifting from her body. He blinked and said, “I’ve been sick for these past few days and didn’t dare to come and see you for fear of spreading my infection to you.”
“But once I got well again, the person I most wanted to see is you.”
Ruan Tian, a girl who never talked about love, was really feeling flushed thanks to this aggressive little brother.
However, at the same time, she had truly only ever regarded Huai Mo as a younger brother who needed someone to take care of him.
Ruan Tian barely managed to calm down and then slowly raised her head, “Huai Mo…”
She scratched her head and pondered her next words. Finally, she said, “Don’t waste your time on me.”
Huai Mo reached out and hugged her waist. Distantly, Ruan Tian mused that he really seemed to like hugging her, but then his voice snapped her out of her idle thoughts: “Don’t overthink, TianTian. You can also just think of me as your little brother.”
Leaving those words, he released her and stepped back.
He knew he couldn’t force things too strongly.
Otherwise, it would be no good to force someone to death like his father had done.
Ruan Tian was the only person in this world who brought him any sense of warmth.
Huai Mo liked her scent and liked seeing her smile.
He really just wanted to hide her away from the world.
However, if that wasn’t an option, it was also good to just protect her.
Ruan Tian relaxed a bit. It seemed that Huai Mo might not actually be interested in her the way a man was interested in a woman, but rather he just saw her as a warm elder sister.
This news relieved her.
After that, Huai Mo once more followed Ruan Tian home and even swindled a meal out of her. While he ate, the exhaustion and irritability of the past days all seemed to be washed away.
Of course, he was careful not to overstep his bounds, and he took the initiative to leave on his own before it was even seven o’clock.
Just before he left, he hugged Ruan Tian again and whispered in her ear: “No one can bully you.”
Ruan Tian sighed. Huai Mo was probably the only handsome man that she knew who could speak human language.
She really felt relieved!
Later, Ruan Tian ate her five small cakes in one breath, and her depressed mood finally improved a little. Then, resigned to her fate, she headed downstairs to the basketball court and ran 20 laps.
As usual, her moods came and went like the wind.
Before long, she was once more filled with determination. She had never been someone to concede to fate. She had always been someone to do everything she could, to never admit defeat, never compromise, and always strive to seize every opportunity she could.
She firmly believed that it was always her turn to soar in the sky.
After running laps until she was drenched with sweat, Ruan Tian went back home, took a shower, and changed into her pajamas. Then she sat down on her bed and closed her eyes to silently meditate for a while.
However, despite meditating for a while, it was still useless.
She found that she was still very angry.
Ruan Tian glanced at the comments on Weibo that were mocking her trying to drum up hype, and suddenly wondered: ‘Why the **** should I obediently bear this cross? ! Is there any reason? !’
Ruan Tian mulled this over for a moment, and then she pulled out her phone to consult a free lawyer online.
Half an hour later, Ruan Tian bluntly released a statement. She was going to directly sue the second-tier beauty company for breach of contract. She demanded for them to give her an apology, and at the same time, she announced that she would never have any further cooperation with this company or its parent company in the future.
Ruan Tian, who was on the cusp of being really famous, felt there was no need to reign in her temper anymore.
Sue! She would just ****ing sue!
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