I woke up to find I have a child - Chapter 47
The phone rang suddenly, Yu Tingxue frowned and glanced down at it before walking over to the window of the living room and picking it up. While her back was turned to them, Han Feixu stared at Ye Mingxin and pointed at Yu Tingxue’s back. Then she pointed at her head and quickly twirled her finger in a circle several times.
Ye Mingxin: “…..”
Leaving Yu Tingxue in the living room, she pulled Han Feixu back into the bedroom. She sorted through the closet at random and pulled out a random set of clothes, “Put these on first.”
The two of them have a similar height and figure with barely any differences in body, except for Ye Mingxin’s breasts being smaller than Han Feixu’s. Ye Mingxin also grabbed a set of clothes for herself, one with the tags still on them, and the two of them went into the bathroom to change their clothes.
Ye Mingxin pulled the tag off and then pulled her pajamas off her shoulders, letting them land directly on the ground. She raised her legs and bent down, slipping the gown off her legs and then draping it over the edge of the bathtub.
Meanwhile, Han Feixu hugged her change of clothes tightly to her body as she didn’t know where to put her eyes. Her brain was in chaos, but her body was very honest as her eyes glanced at Ye Mingxin’s chest 3-5 times.
Ye Mingxin stopped her movements when she noticed and then offered, “Since we’re both awake and it’s too early to leave for work yet, why don’t we do something fun in the meantime.”
Han Feixu: “….There’s no need for that.”
Ye Mingxin looked a little crestfallen, “Oh, okay.”
After changing her clothes, Han Feixu said, “I think there’s something wrong with that woman’s brain.”
Ye Mingxin silently walked over, stopping Han Feixu from getting even more tangled up with her belt as she tied the knot for her, “I know, you did use your body language to gesture your thoughts just now.”
With her hands free, Han Feixu waved them exaggeratedly, “Can a normal person say such things? If it weren’t for the fact that she’s your friend, I would’ve kicked her out just now. She knocked on our door at four in the morning about something that anyone could tell is just a baseless rumor at first glance. She might not want to sleep, but I do.”
Han Feixu then stopped her movements as her eyes moved to the upper left in thought, “The news broke out at 2 in the morning and then she knocked on my room at 4:20 am. 2 hours and 20 minutes after…..Didn’t you say she was in Beijing holding a bidder’s conference?”
Ye Mingxin nodded, her expression growing messy as she understood what Han Feixu meant.
“So how did she do it?! Did she get on a plane as soon as she heard the news?! No, that can’t be it, we are quite far from the airport so how did she even get here?”
Ye Mingxin stayed silent for a few moments before speaking, “She might’ve used a military aircraft, which is a lot faster than passenger planes. There is no need to book a ticket in advance for those.”
Han Feixu: “…..” It seems my ignorance may have limited my imagination.
By the time the two went out of the bathroom, Yu Tingxue had finished up her phone call and left without saying goodbye. Han Feixu was dumbfounded by her actions and stewed in anger as she sat down.
Now she can’t sleep even if she wants to, so she took out her phone and started to look carefully at the news and photos that broke the search bar.
This headline has risen to the top of the search bar, and after clicking on the articles Han Feixu found that most of the wailing was coming from Yin Jiahe’s fans. Her fans were also in a frenzy, but they were not as intense as Yin Jiahe.
There seems to be only one big account posting the news, a verified account that Han Feixu has never seen before. The rest of the searches were dominated by personal blogs, fan blogs, and bystanders who are joining the fun.
Han Feixu wondered out loud, “Didn’t you say that no one dares to expose any of Yin Jiahe’s black materials? This is a scandal that is even more severe than the usual black material, so why are people daring to post and publish it?”
Ye Mingxin sat next to her with a frown, “The news made it to the top of the trending searches quite quickly, so it should have been artificially bought by someone early in the morning. The Weibo staff probably didn’t check it too carefully and allowed it to be posted. Now it is unrealistic to withdraw such a hot search. If it is withdrawn, it would only make it worse. The person behind this probably calculated everything to this point before posting it.”
“Oh, so what you’re saying is that this paparazzi is actually pretty smart.”
Ye Mingxin clicked on the big verified account that first posted the news but couldn’t find any clues of the power behind it. She lowered her eyes, “Ordinary paparazzi don’t have the ability to do this. The person behind it must be someone who wants to hurt Yin Jiahe or get revenge on Yu Tingxue.”
After a cursory glance through the comments, Ye Mingxin’s white fingers paused as she thought of another possibility.
Han Feixu raised her head, “En, what’s the matter?”
“Did you recently have any conflicts with anybody?”
Han Feixu blinked, “No. I’m so cute, how could anyone want to have a conflict with me?”
Ye Mingxin: “….Alright, I see.”
Ye Mignxin has never cared about the gossip in the entertainment industry, as long as that gossip didn’t involve her or her family.
This scandal dragged in two supporting actresses of 《Return of the Phoenix》and occurred at the hotel where the crew was staying. Thus, the rest of the crew was very concerned about the matter. Everyone knows that Yin Jiahe is Yu Tingxue’s lover and they have been together for nearly 5 years. So for a scandal like this to suddenly come out only means two things: 1) This is a groundless rumor and Han Feixu is about to receive some bad fortune 2) The affair has been exposed and both Yin Jiahe and Han Feixu were about to receive some bad fortune.
Well, no matter how you looked at it, Han Feixu seems to be the unluckiest of them all = =
On her way to the set, Han Feixu received five times more attention than usual. She walked silently to the dressing room, breathing a sigh of relief at the lack of people in there.
She took off her sunglasses and said angrily, “Do they actually believe that I am someone who would cheat?!”
Liang Zhu: “When people look at you, they do not think of you as a scumbag woman who cheats on her lover.”
Han Feixu felt a bit better after hearing her comfort and was about to thank her when Liang Zhu continued, “They think you are the mistress instead.”
Han Feixu: “…..” How is that any different from cheating?!!
“Alright, enough.” Liang Zhu said sternly after finishing her joke, “Don’t worry, everyone knows you two are innocent and it isn’t the first or second time paparazzi have taken things out of context. I called Jiang Lingyan just now and she’ll release the full scene to prove your innocence.”
Han Feixu: “Wuuuu, Liang-jie, only you treat me so well…”
Liang Zhu rubbed her nose and interrupted, “Ahem, but I was one step too late and the clip of the scene was already taken by someone else.”
Han Feixu stood up quickly, “Who took it?!”
Zhong Yuanyuan was putting things away and was startled by her sudden movements, the white powder in her hands almost being knocked over. Liang Zhu looked at her helplessly, “It was Ye Mingxin, Ye Mingxin took it! Feixu-meimei, can you please correct your habit of jumping at the slightest of things? I’m still young and I don’t want to suffer from a heart attack just yet.”
Liang Zhu pushed down on Han Feixu’s shoulders and forced her to sit down, “Her PR team is much better than ours. Leave it to them and you’ll see their efforts before this afternoon.”
Han Feixu asked her, “What about our team?”
“Our team is….watching and learning and running errands. They’ve been buying snacks and coffee for the employees to enjoy. Since the work is being done by someone else, they should display their abilities in other ways, right?”
Something seems wrong with that sentence = =
The scandal did not delay the filming at all. However, perhaps due to her anger at the scandal, Han Feixu was in a much better acting condition today than usual. Seeing her so calm and walking out so confidently from her room, the doubts in everyone’s hearts were dispelled.
As peace settled harmoniously over here, Yin Jiahe’s side of things was a little different.
She hasn’t stepped a foot out of her room all day as Yu Tingxue held video conferences and calls with various groups of people, trying to find the person behind the verified account. However, after half a day of searching, they only found evidence of one paparazzi company.
This unfortunate paparazzi company originally wanted to sniff out some of Ye Mingxin’s scandals as there were rumors that she had hidden a marriage from the public and had already given birth to a child. However, no one has been able to find any evidence of it.
Since Ye Mingxin’s secret marriage couldn’t be found, they decided to take pictures of the relationship between Yin Jiahe and Han Feixu instead.
It was just normal day-to-day interactions type of stuff and there wasn’t anything scandalous about them. After some time, the boss of the company decided to just invalidate those photos. They would only stir a bunch of waves that would slap them to death onto the beaches if they posted them and affect the reputation of their company.
….what reputation does a paparazzi company even have.
Anyhow, the boss planned to try again another day when suddenly someone called and said they wanted to buy the photos.
The other party offered a very high price so the boss sold them without thinking. Who knew that it would lead to this?
Yu Tingxue bit her bottom lip as she patiently listened to her subordinate’s summary of what the boss of the paparazzi company said, “So you didn’t find the person who bought the photos.”
“Apologies, President Yu. We couldn’t track down the other party’s signal. Their firewall is much stronger than ours.”
Yu Tingxue’s expression grew even more ugly. Meanwhile, Yin Jiahe, who was standing to the side with crossed arms, was glaring coldly at Yu Tingxue. The latter could only take a deep breath and suppress her urge to get angry, “Find them for me. If you can’t find them within three days, that tells me your investigative abilities are not as good as you promised. You can go ahead and work for another company at that point.”
She put away her phone and walked over to Yin Jiahe, “I will not withdraw those headlines from the trending searches and instead I will ask a lawyer to draft up a clarification statement and you will have to post it on your Weibo. On Han Feixu’s side, Ye Mingxin will also do something similar. Tian Chengxian and several of the leading actors also have agreed to help clarify the situation. The entire thing should be suppressed by this evening.”
Yin Jiahe merely gave her a glance and said nothing.
She was waiting for the words that came after.
Sure enough, just as she expected, Yu Tingxue continued, “I will send someone to clean up the security of the surrounding area and I got my older brother to send a small team from his company. They will also constantly patrol the area. To have dragged me into this matter, the person who did this is most definitely not afraid of me so you have to be careful.”
Yu Tinxue’s older brother owns a highly-skilled bodyguard company full of retired soldiers and many of them used to be part of the PLA in the past. Yin Jiahe lowered her gaze and still didn’t speak.
“As for Han Feixu, you should cease your contact with her.”
As soon as these words came out, Yin Jiahe immediately raised her eyes and repeated those words one by one, “Cease my contact with her.”
Yu Tingxue nodded, “Yes, cease contact with her.”
Yin Jiahe smiled, “We are in the same film crew and the same variety show. Every time I raise or lower my head I see her. So how do you want me to cease contact with her?”
Yu Tingxue frowned and felt that Yin Jiahe’s mood wasn’t quite right.
Yin Jiahe nodded and said, “Alright, I won’t have any contact with her anymore. Even when we’re acting together, I’ll try to avoid her as much as possible.”
Seeing her so obedient made Yu Tingxue more suspicious. She opened her mouth, “I don’t want you two to be completely separated. I just hope that you can stay away from her in private. I don’t feel comfortable with you two interacting.”
“I understand. I already said I won’t ever contact her again.”
The two stared at each other quietly before Yu Tingxue said helplessly, “If you’re angry, just tell me. You don’t have to use this method to squabble with me.”
Yin Jiahe lowered her head and chuckled shortly. She stood up and walked forward, leaning down to plant a kiss on Yu Tingxue’s lips, “I’m not angry, my gold benefactor.”
She placed her left hand on the back of Yu Tinxue’s head while her other hand reached her thigh, sliding on the outside than inside, and then upwards.
Yu Tinxue was overwhelmed by her kiss and the tongue in her mouth, but she jumped at the sudden touch and abruptly opened her eyes before pushing Yin Jiahe away.
Yin Jiahe wiped a corner of her mouth, her expression cold.
Yu Tingxue: “What are you doing?!”
Yin Jiahe: “What I should do.”
Yu Tingxue opened her mouth. She understood the meaning of Yin Jiahe’s words, but she didn’t know how to refute them.
Against anyone else, she was tough and unyielding. But against Yin Jiahe, she couldn’t even say any harsh words. They’ve had many arguments and disputes over this matter before. Yin Jiahe always calls herself her mistress and never considered herself her girlfriend. This was a two-way reminder for both of them. When she did this, she was reminding Yu Tingxue and herself that they didn’t have a normal relationship.
In the end, Yu Tingxue made an excuse and left. Yin Jiahe stood by the window and watched her leave. She peeked out her blinds and looked down to see a group of men already standing on the ground below, not moving a single inch.
After staring at them for a while, Yin Jiahe pulled the string and closed her blinds.
During their noon break, Director Tian called both Han Feixu and Ye Mingxin into his office, and when they walked in, they found Yu Tingxue also in there.
Han Feixu felt angry at the very sight of her.
Yu Tingxue stood up and looked at Ye Mingxin first. Ye Mingxin received her signal for help immediately and hesitated for a second before nodding at her.
Yu Tingxue breathed a sigh of relief. Ye Mingxin wasn’t mad at her, that was good. Angering Han Feixu was not that bad as one could coax her down in less than five minutes, but if she angered Ye Mingxin….forget about coaxing her, she wouldn’t even have the chance to see Han Feixu.
Walking to Han Feixu’s side, Yu Tingxue lowered her head and whispered, “I’m sorry. I was too impulsive this morning.”
She rubbed her hands together, her voice getting quieter and quieter as she spoke, “I just can’t help it….you know how important Jiahe is to me. If I think about it again, I do actually trust you. If it was someone else who created a scandal with Jiahe, I would have already destroyed the person and their company.”
Tian Chengxian watched from behind his desk as Yu Tingxue cautiously apologized to Han Feixu. He couldn’t help but feel that Han Feixu was the real winner of all this. Things happened, yet Yu Tingxue was the one apologizing to Han Feixu. However, if things were different and Yin Jiahe was the one who provoked Ye Mingxin instead… apology, haha? What’s that? Can one eat that?
To the outside world, Ye Mingxin is lauded as someone who is clear as ice and clean as jade, much like a snow lotus found in the Tianshan mountains. Bah, you can tell that they’re outsiders just listening to this nonsense!
Anyone who actually knows Ye Mingxin understands that she is just a rich peacock who knows how to put up a front! She has the same flaws and faults as those second or third-generation rich kids, but she hides them so well that people can’t see them.
In this world, the only person who can make Ye Mingxin bow her head and admit her mistakes is Han Feixu.
Director Tian is acting as a mediator today, a peacemaker. This type of work requires nothing on his part, and he gets to eat melon seeds while watching a good drama play out in front of him. He likes this type of work the most.
Han Feixu’s face stiffened at Yu Tingxue’s apology. She stared down at the top of her head, her heart softening a little, but then she looked up at Ye Mingxin behind her and narrowed her eyes.
“Do you really trust me?”
Yu Tingxue raised her head and opened her eyes widely, “Mmmhmm.”
“No, that’s not it. The one you trust is not me, but Ye Mingxin. If I didn’t have anything to do with Ye Mingxin, then the person and company that would’ve been destroyed would’ve been me, isn’t it?”
Yu Tingxue was stuck in a bad place. She turned her head towards Ye Mingxin and pleaded for her help again. However, with Han Feixu also looking at her, if she tried to cover for her friend, then she’ll never hear the end of it.
Ye Mingxin stretched out a hand as she walked towards Director Tian, “Director Tian, when I read the script yesterday, I found out that there is a part of the plot that can be changed. Take a look and see if you should contact the screenwriter. Perhaps ask him to come over and we can discuss more about it together?”
Yu Tingxue: “…”
Han Feixu: “…”
Tian Chengxian: “…”
At this critical moment, the director is still dragged out as a shield to take the blame.
The two of them started to pretend to go over the script together, so Han Feixu turned her attention back onto Yu Tingxue.
The latter stood strong under the pressure of her gaze, but still lowered her head as she said, “I’m sorry, I was wrong.”
Since the other party has already apologized twice and what happened really wasn’t that big of a deal, she couldn’t not forgive them unless she wants to hold a grudge. Han Feixu thought about it and said, “Alright, enough. Stop looking down and raise your head. You’re acting as if I’m abusing you.”
Doesn’t these words mean she is no longer angry? Yu Tingxue raised her head and smiled, “Thank you. When I return to Beijing, I will send you a bulletproof car as an apology.”
Han Feixu: “…There really is no need for that.”
“Just take it. Jiang Lingyan has four of them herself and they were all from me.”
Han Feixu was dumbfounded, “Why did you give her so many bulletproof cars?” Isn’t Jiang Lingyan a director? She’s not a gangster, so she doesn’t need to guard against so many bullets, right?
“They were apology gifts,” Yu Tingxue took out her phone and sent a text message to her secretary, “My family doesn’t have anything else to give. Everything I have, you probably already have. Only this bulletproof car can’t be easily bought by anyone, so I will give one to you.”
Maybe instead of giving people so many cars, you should change your temper and stop making people angry all the time!
Yu Tingxue arrived quickly and left quickly. She returned to Beijing that night.
The next day, Han Feixu saw Yin Jiahe come out of her room. At the center of everyone’s gazes, Yin Jiahe acted like nothing had happened and smiled and talked as usual. No one could tell what she did all day in her room yesterday.
Yin Jiahe then asked for the day off and the original filming schedule was messed up again. Before Director Tian could even release the new filming schedule, Han Feixu also left.
She had asked for a half-day leave and after filming the first scene in the afternoon, she left. She arrived at the hotel where the engagement party was being held at five o’clock. The engagement banquet was arranged on the third floor and it was estimated that the toasts would finish around seven. The assistant thus booked her a high-speed rail ticket set for 8:30 pm for her return trip. When she returns to the filming site’s hotel, it will be around ten in the evening.
Han Feixu had never truly understood how busy the acting profession can be until that instant.
During her trip to the banquet, she made a phone call to Yiyi who was far away in Switzerland. She had no time tonight to say good night to Yiyi. If she calls after the banquet, Yiyi would be in dreamland already.
Usually, Yiyi ends the call after talking with her, but today, after she finished saying what she wanted to say, she handed her phone to her grandmother.
Yan Yuerong asked her: “Feixu, MingAn, and her family, did you memorize them all?”
“I did. I looked at the photos, so I can recognize them.”
“That’s good. By the way, MingAn’s fiance is called Chang Siyan, do you remember all the people in the Chang family?”
Han Feixu felt that was unnecessary, “I don’t need it since I didn’t know them before, so it is normal not to know them now.”
Yan Yureong also realized her words may have been unwarranted and said with a smile, “Yes, and who knows maybe they will cancel the engagement again in a little while. I used to think that MingAn was a good child, but now it seems that one saying was correct. ‘Birds of a feather flock together*’, their entire family has problems so naturally, she does too.” (*T/N: 不是一家人、不进一家门direct translation is something like “Those not the same do not enter the family” which was clunky so)
Han Feixu: “….Mom, strictly speaking, aren’t we also part of their family?”
Yan Yuerong retorted: “No, they belong to one side and we belong to the other. Although the Ye Family is not a normal family, the four Ye family members in our close-knit unit are relatively normal. Besides, technically we two were married in, therefore we are fundamentally different from them.” (T/N: The 4 members she’s talking about are herself, her husband, Ye Mingxin, and Ye Mingxin’s brother)
Han Feixu laughed, “Alright, whatever you say.”
Not long after she hung up, the train arrived at the Shanghai Hongqiao station. She met Wei Xun after getting off, who was already waiting for her outside as he had arrived about two hours before.
When they arrived at the Patrick Hotel, Zhong Yuanyuan walked in with Han Feixu. However, she was stopped at the door to the third floor.
“Apologizes, only those on the guest list may enter.”
Han Feixu was startled, “Can’t I bring a companion with me?”
“No, that is not allowed. This engagement party is a private affair and the organizer only invited relatives and friends while explicitly stating that outsiders are not allowed in.”
Han Feixu looked at Zhong Yuanyuan, the latter shrugging at her so Han Feixu had no choice but to let her stay outside, “Go play around downstairs for a while. Get something to eat with Wei Xun, I will reimburse you for it later.”
The Patrick hotel is a five-star hotel, so with the promise of food and fun, the unpleasantly feeling of being blocked at the entrance melted away. Zhong Yuanyuan left to eat in a good mood while Han Feixu walked into the venue and found a crowd inside.
Wearing a champagne-colored tube-top dress, she slowly walked into the venue. From a distance, she spotted Ye MingAn surrounded by a group of young women. She walked over and smiled at her, “MingAn, congratulations on the engagement.”
Meanwhile, Ye MingAn was dumbfounded. She obviously didn’t expect her to come. Then someone beside her recognized Han Feixu and immediately exclaimed in surprise, “Wow, Han Feixu! MingAn, when did you meet Han Feixu?!”
Ye MingAn was slapped playfully on the arm by the person asking the question and almost spilled the glass of wine in her hand. She pursed her lips into a smile, “I know her because of my big sister.” (*T/N: Not her actual sister, but an older female relative which in this case is Ye Mingxin.)
“Oh, right, right….”
On the variety show, Ye Mingxin had made no secret about her close relationship with Han FEixu. Most people took it at face value and thought they were just really close friends.
Ye MingAn said with a slightly stiff face and a dry tone, “Feixu…jie, why are you here?”
Ye Mingxin had already warned her that she used to have a bad relationship with MingAn in the past and they argued several times before. So Han Feixu replied with a perfunctory smile, “To give you my congratulations on the marriage, of course. After all, I can be considered to be part of the bride’s side of the family.”
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