After Li Chou wrapped up the dried flowers to be sent today, he placed a shipping order in the store. He then put the flowers by the bar and waited for the courier to come.
Afraid that the real flowers would not be fresh when sent to the city, Lin Xiaomin changed all the roses she had ordered into dried flowers.
It will take twenty minutes for the courier to arrive. When he was free, Li Chou turned on the TV and took a diary out from the drawer of the bar.
Li Chou’s memory is not very good and he is particularly forgetful. It’s not a disease, he simply can’t remember things well and he suffers particularly because of this.
When he first opened the store, he lost a lot of money because of this and later developed the habit of writing a diary.
Before meeting Song Zexu, the diary was full of how much money he made every day, what flower seeds he wanted to order the next day, or what kind of flowers the customer ordered, but after discovering Song Zexu, it became what commercials Song Zexu made, what interviews he accepted, and what TV dramas he acted in.
But after he rescued Song Zexu back home, the diary became the first day, the second day, and the third day when he was with Song Zexu…
Today is the seventh day.
Li Chou paused, and wrote in his diary:
[Tuesday, June 21, 20××, sunny]
[Song Zexu still got up very early this morning and woke me up again. He said he wanted to go to the bathroom, so I helped him to the bathroom. As he stood in front of the toilet bowl, he seemed a little embarrassed. I asked him what was wrong, and he said don’t look at me. Only then did I realize that he was shy, so I exited the bathroom and after a while I heard the toilet flushing. He came out of the bathroom a minute later, and said to me: “Sorry for bothering you again.”
I looked at his reddish cheeks, and I was a little lost for a while and said, “It’s okay, it’s time for me to go to work too.”
Song Zexu asked me what time it was.
I glanced at the clock on the wall. It was only four o’clock in the morning, but I was afraid that Song Zexu would feel sorry, so I said, “It’s already seven o’clock, and the sun is already out.”
Song Zexu said “Oh” without any doubt, but I saw that his expression was a little absent-minded. He said after a while: “I have been waiting for you for a long time, even after the sun has gone.”
I was startled, and suddenly thought: “Does Song Zexu want to go back?”
That’s right, he didn’t belong here in the first place, he is a popular celebrity and he always wants to shine on the big screen.
Although I was very disappointed, I still smiled and was about to ask him when he was going to leave, but Song Zexu suddenly said: “But sometimes seeing the sun is not necessarily a good thing.”
I always feel that there is some other meaning in Song Zexu’s words, but I am too ashamed to ask. I am afraid that he will find it too offensive and I am entangled in thinking: What is it?
What do you mean?]
In the diary entry of the seventh day with Song Zexu, Li Chou ended the diary with a question mark. He thought about it and didn’t know when he would get the answer.
The moment the diary was closed, the doorbell rang and the courier came in from the outside and took away the flowers wrapped by Li Chou. At the same time, Li Chou stuffed the diary back into the drawer.
Watermelons are cheap in summer. When the store closed at night, Li Chou went to Aunt Wang next door to buy two small ones. It was time for him to go to the sea again today.
He would eat one first and then go back and bring one for Song Zexu.
The summer in Yunzhen is extremely hot, even if the sea breeze is blowing, it can’t take away the sweltering heat. As the wet and salty sea waves hit the beach, one’s ears would be filled with its whistling sound.
Li Chou’s eyes were fixed on a spot on the beach. Just seven days ago, there was a wounded man lying there. Li Chou couldn’t even imagine that.
As for who that person was, he didn’t even dare think that he could’ve spent so much time with him and for as much as an entire week.
Li Chou closed his eyes and fell back on the reef. The stars in the sea at night were always bright at first glance and half a bright moon hung in the sky. He gently let out a sigh as he suddenly remembered the first time he met Song Zexu.
At that time, Song Zexu’s reputation was not as good as it is now. At that time, he was still a person who had to nod and bow all day to audition for a small web drama.
Li Chou has just opened a flower shop and he had to do many things by himself, such as place order for the flowers he buys, decide on the flower seeds and flower pots he wants to buy.
It is said that the flower varieties in Yunzhen were not diverse, so Li Chou went to the city at that time.
He met Song Zexu who was reciting his lines on the side of the road on the way after shopping for flowers.
Song Zexu was good-looking and tall and he was the type of person who stood out and could be spotted at a glance in the crowd.
As such, Li Chou was fascinated by him all at once.
The city has developed well in recent years, and a film and television set has also been built. Many TV dramas will come here to shoot scenes. Song Zexu seemed to be preparing for an audition that day. At noon, under the sun, he was sweating and reciting his lines.
Maybe it was because he didn’t have time to have a good meal at noon. He put a container of white rice next to himself and when he was hungry, he would take two bites without any water at all.
Li Chou knows that some entertainers in the entertainment industry are very hard-working. He heard that some popular ones perform surgery to cut out half their stomachs in order not to feel hungry or else that they won’t be able to make a movie that lasts more than 20 hours.
Closing his eyes, he had never seen Song Zexu on TV, so he didn’t expect that an unknown artist would do such a thing in private.
Song Zexu seemed to have almost finished memorising it, so he stopped and sat casually on the stone steps beside him. He put the script book upside down on the ground, and suddenly sighed.
After taking a breath, he turned his head and saw Li Chou inadvertently. He smiled and said, “Are you here for the audition too?”
Li Chou looked around and was a little surprised after making sure that he was asking him. He touched his face, shook his head violently and said, “I don’t know. I’m just passing by. There’s no way, after all, I’m so ugly.”
“You’re not ugly.” Song Zexu looked at him, his eyes curved, “An actor does not have to be good-looking, right?”
“You are so good-looking, even if I really auditioned, I would be rejected.” Li Chou walked to him and sat down beside him.
In fact, it’s quite strange. Li Chou is a very bad conversationalist. He doesn’t socialize with others when he can to avoid unnecessary trouble, but that day he really wanted to chat with Song Zexu, maybe because he was the only one who did not dislike his appearance
A connection was made for a short time.
Li Chou asked Song Zexu: “You seem to memorize your lines quickly and act well. Are you a rookie actor who just debuted?”
“No.” Song Zexu shook his head, “I’ve been acting for many years and I’m considered a child star, but I’m just not popular.”
When Song Zexu said this, his eyes suddenly dimmed and he looked very depressed. Thinking about it, he has acted for so many years. If no one knew of him yet, it would be really frustrating.
Li Chou couldn’t empathize with him at that time, but he felt that Song Zexu would definitely be popular. He looked so hard-working, and hoped that his hard work would pay off. After all, dedication will always be rewarded, so he patted Song Zexu on the shoulder and said: “You have worked hard. I believe that one day I will see you on the podium, after you become popular all over the country.”
This is the first time Li Chou encouraged a stranger. He used to be the one who needed to be encouraged.
It is not much, but it is precisely because of his prior experiences that he knows that when a person is frustrated, any words of encouragement will surely comfort the other party at that time.
He didn’t really think that Song Zexu would be so popular one day.
Before the audition that day, Song Zexu thanked Li Chou and said he would try his best to let him see him on the podium.
Later, it seemed that he still did not pass the audition. In fact, that web drama had originally decided on a male lead, however, just to maintain the facade of”fairness”, they had gotten some random people to audition for it.
However, many problems broke out after that drama aired and fortunately Song Zexu did not act in it, otherwise it would be a bad record on his history.
The wind and waves at sea became stronger and Li Chou was snapped out of his memories. He thought, fortunately, Song Zexu’s efforts really paid off.
He also got to witness with his own eyes, him standing on the podium.
T/N: Hey there! There is plenty more where that came from, so stay tuned! And stay healthy! Straighten your posture, so some stretches and drink some water before continuing hehe~
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