Honeyed Marriage - Chapter 67
Translated and edited by CutieBinkie
Indeed, it was more or less strange that a blind person came to the theater.
After checking the tickets, Ruan Yan and Zhu Xingzhi sat in their seats. Ruan Yan looked at the bright stage in front of her. Although it was blurred, her heart was still surging. It had been nearly five months since she had watched a drama on the spot.
Zhu Xingzhi turned to see the smile on her face and touched her head, “Is there a long-lost sense of familiarity even if you are not on stage?”
She missed the theater too much.
After the drama officially started, Ruan Yan could only hear the lines read by the actors, but she unconsciously imagined the scene in her mind, as if she was on the scene.
Like a movie clip, her mind flashed through the scene where she was standing on the stage, wearing a classic palace-style long dress, playing Hermia.
Affectionate, fearless, and persevering.
On the stage, “Don’t leave me, please stay…”
“Don’t leave me, please stay, even if you kill me.”
Ruan Yan murmured subconsciously, and said lines almost at the same time as the female protagonist on the stage.
“Have you seen my Sailed…”
She felt that what she said no longer seemed like a rigid line, but a real voice from the bottom of her heart. When she merged into the drama, all her emotions were affected by the characters, crying for them, and laughing for them.
When the drama ended successfully and huge applause broke out on the scene, Ruan Yan clapped her hands, her eyes were hot, and a strong yearning rushed to the top of her head, and then spread to her limbs.
At that moment, there was only one strong thought in her mind——
She really wanted to return to the stage to act drama.
A few days after watching “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Ruan Yan’s mood fluctuated from time to time.
But whenever the idea of returning to the stage breeds, she will think of her current situation and feel timid.
And destiny often cleverly fuels the flames when people hesitate.
In mid-December, it was almost the second anniversary of her sophomore year that she participated in the first drama “Secret Love in Peach Blossom Spring”.
One day, she received a call from a friend, Qi Qian, the former deputy head of the Siyu Drama Club of Lincheng Drama Academy.
Qi Qian was a student of Ni Zhuang. In “Secret Love in Peach Blossom Spring”, she was the number one female, one year older than Ruan Yan. She graduated this year and is now entering the entertainment industry.
She and Ruan Yan met at that time, and their relationship was very good.
Qi Qian was a sexy and coquettish girl, and her acting skills were really good. She often gave Ruan Yan some suggestions.
After the first year of “Peach Blossom Spring”, Qi Qian was signed off by the company. In addition, she had a good family background and went smoothly all the way. Some time ago, she played the female number two in a love city sweet drama and became popular.
“Yanyan, I heard the teacher say that your eyes had an accident, but didn’t tell me what happened, are you afraid that I’d be worried?” Qi Qian was angry.
Ruan Yan explained and smiled: “And didn’t you tell me to join the crew for a few months? I was afraid to disturb you, so I didn’t tell…”
“Of course you have to tell me about such an important thing. The main blame is on me. I have been really busy recently. I just finished a drama.” Qi Qian took the fruit plate from the assistant and bit the cantaloupe. “By the way, I will have it tomorrow. Yanyan, our “Peach Blossom Spring” crew is two years old, I will be the host, come out to gather together?”
The crew of the “Peach Blossom Spring” were very close, and they stayed in touch even after the performance. This was why Qi Qian had rarely been in contact with dramas recently, but still did not forget to contact her former friends.
Ruan Yan hesitated after hearing this, “I…”
“I know what you are thinking, but everyone is looking forward to your coming, and you rarely bubble in the group recently, come on?” She softly persuaded, “I will not be in Lincheng in a few days. “
Ruan Yan did not know how to contact them before.
Everyone went their separate ways, chasing their dreams of acting or drama. She felt that she was embarrassed to see them in the current situation, and everyone would worry about her.
However, under Qi Qian’s persuasion, Ruan Yan finally agreed.
The time for the second anniversary party was set on Friday night.
That evening, the driver took Ruan Yan to the agreed hotel. When she arrived, she saw Qi Qian, who was in a cheongsam and retro make-up, to pick her up at the door.
Seeing Ruan Yan’s appearance, Qi Qian was stunned for a moment, and then took her hand tightly:
“Yanyan, you want to kill me.”
Ruan Yan Wan Er, “Sister Qi Qian——”
“How are your eyes now?”
“It’s being treated.”
Qi Qian nodded, “They are almost all here, let’s go in.”
When the two entered the elevator, Ruan Yan asked her how she was doing. Qi Qian shook her head: “It’s very difficult. I’ll turn around. There will be another play next month. I have to act, I’m afraid I’ll be exhausted someday.”
“You are under a lot of pressure, so you have to take a break.”
“That’s true but there is no way, I haven’t been home for more than half a year…”
When they reached the third floor, the two of them walked to the box, pushed the door in, and heard a lively sound.
“Hey, Ruan Yan is here—”
Several people who were chatting turned to look at the door and stood up excitedly.
“Ruan Yan, long time no see!”
Several boys walked to the door and ushered her to come in.
“Come, come, sit first.”
Ruan Yan felt ashamed of everyone’s enthusiasm.
In fact, Ruan Yan was very popular in the crew before. The boys naturally liked her, who was soft and sweet, and the girls all liked her easy-to-go character after contacting her.
After sitting down, everyone cared about Ruan Yan’s eyes. The original director, Liu Bai, a senior this year, asked, “Ruan Yan, my brother is an ophthalmologist. Would you like me to introduce him to you?”
Ruan Yan: “Thank you, I am getting treatment.”
“Ruan Yan, then you can tell me whenever you need it.”
“Yes, Ruan Yan, do you want me to be your bodyguard and punch five people with one punch?”
“Let Silang go, I look forward to seeing him in the orthopedics department of the hospital tomorrow…”
Ruan Yan was amused by everyone, and the familiar feeling of meeting old friends emerged, which made her relax a lot.
Except for Ruan Yan, everyone was from the Academy of Drama. Most of them are still performing in the Siyu Theater. Qi Qian asked about their recent activities.
Liu Bai said that they were rehearsing Ibsen’s “Doll’s House” recently, and there will be a provincial tour next month. This was the last large-scale performance before graduation from the senior year. It was also guided by Teacher Ni Zhuang.
“Here, we have recorded a few clips for you to see.”
Qi Qian sat in between them and took the mobile phone. Several people stood behind her. Everyone looked at the tidbits on the mobile phone and laughed from time to time.
“Look at Silang, who is so cheap, he smiles so hard that he is too suitable for the role of Haiermao hahahaha…”
“I’m doing it well, alright!”
“Sisi always forgets this line. We repeated this scene several times that day.”
Ruan Yan sat in her seat, tugging at the bag with her fingertips, listening to their laughter, and feeling isolated from their excitement.
In fact, she originally had the opportunity to participate in this “Doll’s House”.
She couldn’t see and didn’t know the point of everyone’s laughter, like a bystander, completely unable to intervene.
When they were happy, there was also a bitterness in her heart.
Everyone was eating their meal and chatting about the recent troupe or college. Ruan Yan listened quietly.
She heard some people complain about the hard work of acting, and she felt envy for a while because she was so tired. At least they can do what they like, but she can’t do anything.
At the end of the dinner, Qi Qian pulled Ruan Yan out of the box and walked to the bathroom.
“I feel that your character is much more restrained and quiet than when you played the drama before.” Qi Qian suddenly said.
Ruan Yan was taken aback for a moment.
When she used to act in dramas, she was indeed very lively, but since the car accident, blindness, and family changes, her temperament has faded a lot, as if she was empty in her heart.
Qi Qian: “Are you worried tonight?”
Ruan Yan lowered her eyes and smiled faintly for a while, “No, I just saw you… I feel very envious.”
Qi Qian immediately understood what she meant and held her hand, “I understand your mood.”
It was the biggest blow to her that Ruan Yan could not continue to act drama.
Walking into the bathroom, Ruan Yan saw a vague door. Before Qi Qian opened it, she raised her hand and pushed it open.
Qi Qian looked at her actions and asked:
“Aren’t your eyes completely blind?”
“I can see a little bit.”
After Ruan Yan described it to her, Qi Qian paused in her mind, “Wait, if you want to return to the stage sooner, it’s not impossible.”
“I think, since you can see the outline, it’s okay to play some simple roles on stage!”
Qi Qian suggested to her, “You can contact Teacher Ni and ask if there is a role you can play at this stage. I think you would like it even if you play a small role?”
Ruan Yan nodded immediately.
Not to mention a small role, even if it’s just a trick, as long as she could get in touch with dramas, she would be very happy!
T/N: Once again, sorry for the delay. But guess what?? It’s time for a double update! I’d be posting the next chapter soon, stay tuned!
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