Honeyed Marriage - Chapter 79
Edited by ABE
Cui Zimo was sitting two places next to her. Several actors walked up to him and looked worried: “Brother Cui, what’s wrong with you today?”
“I have a fever, it’s okay.”
“Fever?” A lot of people gathered around, “Brother Cui, go to the hospital?”
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Cui Zimo waved his hand, “Don’t, it’s just that I caught a cold last night and I have a low fever. You can rehearse, I have no strength to kill you today.”
Bu Jia came over and said, “Why don’t you go to the hospital? Is it possible that you are fighting hard here?”
“I drank some water, and I will be fine after a short break here.”
Everyone saw that Cui Zimo was so stubborn that they let him rest after his insistence.
Listening to their conversation, Ruan Yan struggled for a while, then took out his mobile phone and dialed Ye Qing.
After connecting, she lowered her voice: “Sister Ye Qing, are you back?”
“I just finished buying water.”
“Do you see if there is a pharmacy near here?”
“Pharmacy? What’s wrong with you, madam?”
“No…” Ruan Yan explained. Ye Qing saw that there seemed to be a pharmacy diagonally across the road. Ruan Yan asked her to bring some anti-fever medicine and buy an extra bottle of water.
After a while, Ye Qing came back and took the things to Ruan Yan.
Cui Zimo felt weak and uncomfortable. Closing his eyes, he heard someone calling him: “Brother Cui.”
He opened his eyes, turned his head and saw Ruan Yan in the seat next to him handing out a box of capsules and a bottle of water.
“Fever-reducing medicine, you will heal faster if you take it.”
The girl’s lips smiled slightly.
Cui Zimo shook his head for two seconds, then stretched out his hand to take it, and his voice was a little unnatural: “Thank you.”
Ruan Yan returned to the stage when the second round of rehearsal began.
Cui Zimo tore the package of the anti-fever medicine, and his friend just came over, “When did you buy the medicine?”
“No.” He paused, “Ruan Yan just gave it to me.”
“This little girl is really enthusiastic. You are so fierce to her at ordinary times, and people secretly hate you. Yet she still brought this to you.” The friend teased.
Cui Zimo rubbed the mineral water without speaking.
As night fell, the periphery of the round building of the Fangzheng Theater was lit up, and it was particularly bright in the night, like a bright night pearl.
In the huge drama hall, after the audience checked their tickets, they entered the venue one after another, filling up every spot.
The backstage was very busy, and Ruan Yan waited until the leading actors had put on their makeup before it was her turn.
Tonight, the leading actors are wearing blue and white sports suits and school uniforms, which are quite retro in the 90s. Because she has no school scenes, Ruan Yan wore a light green ordinary skirt with two braids. The past was more childish.
When the performance was about to begin, Ruan Yan and Ye Qing separated, and then a few performers walked to the back of the stage to wait.
At seven o’clock, the performance officially began.
The host outside the curtain was giving the opening remarks. The actors listened to Bu Jia’s final notes in the background. As the audience applauded, the curtain opened and the play entered the first act.
Standing in an invisible corner, Ruan Yan finally passed through the lines. Listening to the dialogue between the male and female protagonists on the stage, she felt as if she had returned to the scene where she performed for the first time two years ago.
She was extremely nervous at the time. She was so nervous that she was the lead actor. Many friends later teased her about her nervousness.
Now, she feels that she is standing here with a brand new identity, young and ignorant.
She recalled that when she heard the girl standing by the side chanting, “What word is in this sentence? When it’s over, why did I forget it again…”
Ruan Yan heard her voice and asked softly: “What’s wrong with you?”
The girl looked up at her, held her hand, she wanted to cry without tears: “I’m so nervous, what should I do? I feel like I can’t say a word when I’m on stage.”
The girl was a newcomer in the troupe and had no stage experience. Like Ruan Yan, she played a small role.
Ruan Yan heard the words and held her hand, “It’s okay. We have rehearsed so many times before. You must be fine.”
“I’m so afraid that I will make a mistake.”
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“Don’t think about whether you will make a mistake, just relax, remember the script, and treat yourself as the person in it. The lines you remember will naturally be said,” Ruan Yan smiled, “Look at me, my eyes are like this, and it’s my turn to get nervous first.”
The girl looked at Ruan Yan, compared to herself, it seemed that she was really nothing, “I think you are so brave.”
When it came to the third act, she was standing behind the door of the house, Shu Ting Lu opened the door, and then the two began a conversation.
To everyone’s surprise, Ruan Yan played better than when they were rehearsing.
She opened up more, her expressions, body language, and movements all brought her vivid understanding of the role. In this dialogue, Shu Ting Lu revealed the one who was driving, and Ruan Yan, as the one who was being driven, let Shu Ting Lu’s secret love flow slowly.
Gradually, the feelings of the male and female leads turned to bitterness. With the arrival of the heavy rain, the story reached the most uncomfortable part.
Ruan Yan stood on the right side of the stage, the lights gradually dimmed, and with the sound of rain, her eyes gradually became darker.
The only beam of light on the stage hit the male protagonist.
The almost darkness in front of her still made Ruan Yan feel timid for a moment.
But when the narration finished the idea of the hero’s heart, the hero turned around, Ruan Yan shouted “Wait”, and then stepped up to catch up without stopping.
She ran towards the only light in the dark.
Although she didn’t know what the road was under her feet.
She remembered what the girl said just now.
Indeed, doing what you like makes people brave.
She ran in front of Shen Nan, she said her lines, and smoothly sent out the watch and envelope.
After the rain scene ended, the light on the stage reappeared, and the male and female protagonists met again many years later. The play also stopped after the two met at the school gate.
There was enthusiastic applause from the audience. Ruan Yan was led by Hang Fu and walked to the front of the stage with all the actors.
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She bent down and bowed, and the corners of her lips raised.
She really did it!
After the performance, all the crew members took a group photo together at the front desk, and then Bu Jia said that after a while, everyone would gather together for a meal, and no one would want to slip away.
After Ruan Yan took a few photos with Shu Ting Lu and Hang Fu, she was taken backstage by Ye Qing to change clothes.
T/N: Happy Easter everyone!(つ≧▽≦)つ
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