Her round eyes gleamed with a hint of nervousness and concern. It was obvious the shock of the mission a few years ago had been imprinted in her heart.
Cao Yang’s face held a hint of a smile.
“No,” he said. “I’m just going to communicate friendly intentions outside the country.”
Xia Rou let out a sigh of relief. “Good.”
Cao Yang patted her head. “Don’t worry.” Translated by The Novelst
“Don’t rub my head! It’s all messy now,” Xia Rou mumbled. “I’m not a child anymore!”
She was indeed not a child any longer. When he patted her head she had bowed forward slightly to reveal a slight trace of spring in her oversized V-neck sweater.
He could still remember her first few days in the house. She was so slim and weak, her chest a flat stretch of land. When had her chest suddenly swelled like a balloon?
Cao Yang stared for a while before turning away his gaze…
According to Cao Yang’s arrangements, Xiao Yang was to drive Xia Rou to school on Saturday.
Xia Rou was playing a character that was typical cannon fodder. She didn’t have many lines, so it wasn’t very difficult. But she hadn’t yet seen the male lead yet. She heard they had hired from outside and he hadn’t shown up yet.
So they let another guy rehearse as his replacement first.
“Why are we hiring from outside?” Xia Rou asked while they were on break.
“It’s Senior Wei!” The girl’s eyes immediately began to sparkle. “Last year he came to help out once, and the theatre overflowed with people!”
“Senior Wei’s acting skills are really good!” Someone else chimed in, “No way anyone is against him acting as the main character.”
“Did he graduate here?” Zhuang Xiao asked curiously.
The girls all began to giggle as they turned their gazes to Senior Zou Yue.
A blush spread on her face immediately as she explained, “No, he was my senior in high school when we were in the drama club. He was the president. Later he went overseas but we still kept in touch.
“He likes drama very much… Last year I heard he was back in the country, so I reached out to ask if he could come by and give me some guidance. In the end Senior Fang found him very suitable to play a character in that play, so we hired him as an outsider.”
She continued, “His acting skills are really good. Last year our drama was a hit. A bunch of girls came to watch. After that we had a few shows where he didn’t come, but a lot of people asked for him. This time originally he was busy but I begged him a few times to come and he agreed.”
“Senior Wei probably has found a job now, right?”
“He was hired last year.”
She said the name of a large company and they all gasped in envy.
Only Xia Rou’s hand, clutching a script, trembled slightly.
In the past, Cao Yang had arranged for her to work at a company’s headquarters. The salary was good and the work was leisurely. Companies like that supported a lot of leisurely people like her who received a high salary but did not do much.
But at the same time, there were many true elites.
His surname was Wei, returning from studying abroad, liked drama…
Could it be… him?
There was no way there could be such a coincidence, Xia Rou comforted herself.
There were so many people who enjoyed drama, and there were so many people with Wei as their surname… There was no way there was such a coincidence… It couldn’t be Wei Qi…
“Senior Wei is a little busy so he might only be able to participate in the last two rehearsals. But don’t worry, I’ve already sent over the script so he will be fine. You guys will understand once he comes,” Zou Yue said to explain to the new members.
She was full of confidence when it came to this senior.
When she brought him up, a faint blush could be seen on her face and her eyes shone brightly. Whoever couldn’t see her intentions towards “Senior Wei” was probably an idiot.
The girls giggled and began to tease her. Zou Yue was usually very bright, and it was rare to see her teased to the point that both her cheeks became red.
Xia Rou lowered her head to look at the script.
“What’s wrong?” asked Zhuang Xiao. She felt that Xia Rou’s mood had dipped.
“I’m memorizing the script,” Xia Rou simply responded.
The temperature fell as the north wind began to blow. Xia Rou was afraid of the cold the most, so she went around in a down jacket.
Cao Yang had been gone for nearly a month, so he came back in the middle of December.
His body was strong enough that he only needed a jacket. Looking at how Xia Rou had covered herself, he laughed out loud.
When the last two rehearsals came, the main character finally showed up.
Xia Rou had just entered the rehearsal room and unwound her scarf and began to take off her coat while she spoke with Zhuang Xiao.
Zou Yue brought her Senior Wei into the room, shouting towards the new members, “You all come meet my senior!”
Senior Wei was here. Even her tone was joyful.
They all turned around to look at the much-lauded Senior Wei. Xia Rou, half out of her coat, also turned her head.
The lights in the rehearsal room were bright and Xia Rou could clearly see that Wei Qi was surprised when he glanced over at her.
His eyes immediately began to blaze like bright stars.
Just like what he had said in the past… Translated by The Novelst
He had noticed her in the crowd. It was love… at first sight.
Proofread by: Hannah
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