Honeyed Marriage - Chapter 71
Translated and edited by CutieBinkie
No one expected Cui Zimo to speak to girls so straightforwardly.
Ruan Yan was stunned and nodded, “I will work hard.”
Then the screenwriter began to introduce the script to be performed, “Time and You”.
This is a simple and heartwarming childhood love story. The story takes place in the nineties of the last century. The hero and heroine were playmates when they were young. The heroine is a girl from an ordinary family. The hero has a very good family situation. Because of the move, the two lost contact. They didn’t meet again until later in the same high school.
After the reunion, the heroine secretly fell in love with the male lead, but because of her conservative personality and low self-esteem, she did not dare to say that there was a second man who showed her favor to her, and the second daughter of a high-profile pursuit of him appeared beside the male lead. The heroine always thought that the hero didn’t like her, but in fact, the hero also had a crush on her. The interaction between the two is sober and sweet.
After graduating from the college entrance examination, seeing that the two of them were going to be together, the male protagonist came out with a notice that he would study abroad. The female protagonist was very sad, but she could only suppress the worries and let the man rush to the future. Fortunately, the master returned home after many years. Returning to the heroine, he took the initiative to confess, the two finally came together.
The role that Ruan Yan was assigned was the heroine’s sister. There are only two simple scenes about her, one is a dialogue with the heroine, and the other is to help the heroine send a piece to the hero before leaving as a momento.
After sorting out the script from beginning to end, Bu Jia informed everyone that the preliminary rehearsal could be carried out after the meeting was over.
The final sermon: “The performance is scheduled for the middle of next month. We only have less than one month of rehearsal time. I hope everyone will hurry up and take it seriously.”
After the meeting, Bu Jia left Ruan Yan alone, gave her an electronic script, and got to know her situation as well.
Although she didn’t have her part in the scene today, she didn’t plan to go back early, so she stayed in the rehearsal hall. Listening to their rehearsal, she thought about trying to figure it out next to her. After all, she hadn’t rehearsed for a long time.
Hang Fu played the second daughter, and when she didn’t need to rehearse, she would sit next to Ruan Yan and chat with her. Other than that, there is nothing to focus on her.
After the daytime rehearsal was over, Ruan Yan followed everyone away, and a boy saw her, “Eh, Ruan Yan, why are you leaving now? But you don’t have any scenes today.”
“Let me see everyone’s rehearsal.”
“It’s hard work, hard work.”
After Ruan Yan said goodbye to everyone, some people started discussing, “One said, Ruan Yan is so beautiful, white and beautiful, her face is too good.”
“Didn’t she stay in the Siyu Drama Club before? My younger brothers and sisters all know her, and I heard she’s very good.”
“It’s a pity, if there was nothing wrong with her eyes, she won’t be able to play a small role now. She is really working hard, and she still wants to play.”
“I feel that Brother Cui doesn’t like her.”
“It’s not that he doesn’t like her, it’s because Cui Ge* thinks that he can play this role and go to the drama school to catch a lot. Why do we have to have a visually impaired person, maybe he’s afraid of being delayed?”
TN: Ge meaning brother.
In the evening, Ruan Yan returned home to eat dinner and went to the study.
In the past few days, the servant had cleaned up a study room that belonged to her alone, and she can do her rehearsals in it. Ruan Yan first turned out the content of the meeting recorded by Ye Qing today and listened to it again, and then listened to the script several times to comprehend the character of the character.
Her name in the play was “Xiao Ting”. Although there are not many lines, this role is also very important. This is the first time that the heroine’s secret love is told to the outside. Her lines should guide the heroine to show her emotions. Later, she gave her a watch, which also means that she is a bridge between men and women.
After listening to the lines, she started to recite them hard, and then added feelings and actions.
For the next two days, although Ruan Yan was not scheduled, she still ran the drama club during the day and returned to practice at night. Sometimes Ye Qing would stay at home and talk to her.
She does spend more energy and fatigue than others. She doesn’t want to make any mistakes, so she is strict with herself.
She got up at 7 in the morning and went back to the room to take a shower after 11 in the evening. In the evening, Zhou Mengyan was busy with all official business, and Ruan Yan did not end it.
He walked to the door of the room and didn’t hear any sound from inside. When he opened the door, he saw Ruan Yan sitting on the wool carpet, with her head leaning against the sofa, wearing half of her earphones, and falling asleep with exhaustion.
The girl’s face was tired, she breathed shallowly, like a sleeping kitten.
In fact, Zhou Mengyan had seen all her hard work these days.
He looked at her for a while, then walked into the room and saw that the computer screen on the desk was still on, and he saw Ruan Yan in the paused picture on the screen.
Zhou Mengyan was sitting in front of the computer, and he almost pressed the play button.
The picture moved. In the garden, the moonlight was dim. Ruan Yan was wearing a bright white dress. There was a man standing in front of her. Ruan Yan was shy, “Tell me, why did you come here? Why did you come here?”
Man: “I flew over the garden wall with the light wings of love, because a brick wall cannot block love…”
This is the bridge segment of “Romeo and Juliet”. Romeo and Juliet talk to each other in the garden at night and make promises of love. This drama was also one of the dramas performed by Ruan Yan last year.
Ruan Yan smiled shyly, with bright eyes, vividly interpreting the emotion in front of her lover.
Zhou Mengyan looked down unconsciously.
Later, after Juliet learned that Romeo died for her, she held Romeo’s dagger and fell into intense sadness, “Let me die by your side, and let this night be eternal!”
When Ruan Yan burst into tears from the corner of her eyes, the sad emotions flowing out affected the heartstrings of the audience.
Zhou Mengyan opened the folder and saw the names of many scripts in it. When he clicked on it, they were all plays by Ruan Yan once on the stage.
Either cute, bright, arrogant, or weak.
It’s like a changing spirit.
It turned out that Ruan Yan had acted what she had said before, but that was what she meant.
He never knew that she had acted in so many dramas before.
The man turned his attention to the girl by the sofa, and she was still asleep.
He got up, closed the computer, and walked in front of Ruan Yan, her brows were slightly furrowed and she was talking in a dream. He squatted down in front of her, and she could hear her very soft voice: “Director… I will act well …give me one more chance…”
Zhou Mengyan watched her for a long time and spoke quietly:
“Why did you make yourself so tired?”
Ruan Yan closed his eyes and continued to mutter.
After a long while, he raised his hand to embrace her knees and hugged her sideways.
Ruan Yan tilted her head, leaned against his chest, moved her lips, and the voice of dream talk was soft, as if she was acting like a baby, “Sleepy…”
He looked down at her tired face that she was suddenly pierced by a small needle in his heart.
He looked at her face, and finally spoke warmly:
“Let’s go to bed.”
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