Chapter 78 – Distressed
Xu Jian with an elderly mentality, disagreed with Qin Chen’s statement, “What elderly, I call this optimism and positivity.”
Qin Chen decided not to discuss this issue with him, and instead asked, “How are you going to respond to the hot search?”
After taking a bite of bread, Xu Jian’s eyes widened, “Still have to respond?”
Big eyes stared at small eyes, and finally, Qin Chen was defeated first. “No matter what, Gu Zhi expressed her thanks on Weibo, do you want to respond?”
Xu Jian thought so too. “Then I’ll forward it?”
“Yes.” Qin Chen nodded, then asked, “What are you going to say?”
Xu Jian habitually frowned, “I don’t know.”
He and Gu Zhi haven’t even spoken a word. Strictly speaking, they were still strangers, so he wasn’t sure how to say it more appropriately.
Before Xu Jian could even think about it, Pan Min’s call came.
After connecting, Pan Min went straight to the point:
“Saw the hot search? Later, you can forward Gu Zhi’s Weibo, I’ve already sent you the copy.”
After hanging up the phone, Xu Jian bent his eyes and was very happy, “Sister Pan said there is a copy, no need for us to think.”
As soon as Xu Jian’s words fell, Pan Min’s message came over. He lowered his eyes to read, there were very simple few words, and the main idea is:
[I accidentally saw it, I wasn’t able to hand it over to you yesterday due to the time constraints. It’s good you found it. No need for thanks on trivial things.]
After forwarding the Weibo as Pan Min explained, Xu Jian found that his fans rose by thousands overnight, and there were more than 100 comments on the Weibo of the on-the-scene photos posted last night.
Xu Jian’s Weibo never had so many comments, he was shocked. He clicked on the comment section and found that many of them were Qin Chen’s fans:
[Drop, Brother Chen liked the notice, the little brother is well!]
[What’s the relationship between the little brother and Brother Chen ah? Their relationship looks good.]
[Eating melons,onlooker who are interested in the spectacle but doesn’t know full well what’s going on blogger, you’re on the hot search.]
[Looking at the verification, it turns out to be an artist of Leyu, no wonder you can sit with Brother Chen.]
[Haha, thank you, little brother for picking up our Sister Gu’s ring. Good people are rewarded!]
[This face, excellent ah, love it love it.]
[After looking at the on-the-scene return pictures of the film festival last night, I admit that I was sour. Brother Chen was too gentle last night bah!]
[Am I the only one who noticed that the blogger’s hands are especially good looking? This hand-control is satisfied.]
[Qin Chen followed the blogger, there were no works after searching for them. The blogger is a newcomer? F*#$%@ awesome ah.]
[The little brother’s face is too superior, right? With this face(XJ’s), this face dog(commenter’s) immediately followed.]
[Is this the newcomer that Leyu is preparing to promote recently? Pulling Qin Chen out, isn’t it too obvious to increase the heat and suck blood.]
There were more than a hundred comments, some praised and some questioned the hype, but among them, the gentle and kind comments and melon-eating comments accounted for the majority, and only a few questioned.
Xu Jian quit the comment page and opened Qin Chen’s Weibo, and found that he really gave him some likes last night.
Glancing at Qin Chen next to him, Xu Jian silently gave him two likes, then put him from his silent follow.
Now everyone knows that he’s an actor of Leyu. As a newcomer, he should follow Qin Chen, a senior, so there is no need to be quiet about it.
With Qin Chen’s name on it, the entry #Qin Chen Xu Jian# went up a few more places. Pan Min said that after a few hours of heavy traffic, it should go up more, so Xu Jian doesn’t have to worry about it.
After eating breakfast, Qin Chen and Xu Jian went downstairs for a walk, and stopped by the supermarket to buy some things.
In the morning, there were many dog walkers downstairs in the community for morning exercises. Before the two of them walked a few steps, they saw a familiar figure from a distance, and also heard a few dog barks.
Xu Jian squinted his eyes and looked carefully, making sure that it was the sillysilly but cute husky Pudding that he had quarreled with when he first came.
It is estimated that Pudding’s owner has come down to walk his dog again.
Qin Chen also noticed Pudding in the distance, became happy, turned to look at Xu Jian, and deliberately asked, “Old acquaintance, want to go and say hello to it?”
The previous image of him being so frightened by Pudding that he hugged Qin Chen’s leg and rushed towards him was still fresh in his mind. Xu Jian gave a long sigh, “Forget it, the past is too much to look back on ah.”
Seeing his expression that he couldn’t look directly, Qin Chen smiled and asked, “Were you frightened at that time?”
Qin Chen also remembered that Xu Jian was so scared that he hid in his arms, a cat and a dog’s passionate scolding scene.
When he talked about this, Xu Jian became vigorous and filled with righteous indignation:
“You don’t know, I wasn’t actually afraid of dogs, but before I met you, didn’t I have nowhere to live? I woke up with only a broken cardboard box. The night before I came here, I woke up in the middle of the night and found six green eyes staring straight at me…”
“… Three wild dogs, my God. I was sweating profusely, do you know that feeling of one’s blood running cold? I thought I was going to get bitten to death by them…”
Xu Jian emotionally told Qin Chen about the night of horror. It had been so long since the incident happened. When he talked about the three crazy dogs, he was still angry and scared.
If he hadn’t successfully jumped on the wall that night, he wouldn’t be able to stand in front of Qin Chen today.
Xu Jian had never mentioned the matter to Qin Chen before. Although Qin Chen guessed that he had a bad time during the few days he was wandering, he didn’t expect it to be so dangerous and miserable.
Just listening to Xu Jian’s description, Qin Chen felt a deep pain in his heart.
If this person hadn’t escaped from the stray dogs that night, the consequences…
Qin Chen didn’t dare to think further.
The several days of wandering were the most bitter several days of Xu Jian’s life. Now that he finally had the opportunity to say it, he naturally have to let it all out. The more he said, the more excited he became. After he finished speaking, he raised his eyes and noticed Qin Chen’s expression looked wrong.
Facing Qin Chen’s eyes full of heartache and pity, Xu Jian got stuck for an instant. The original words he wanted to say were also forgotten. After a few seconds of paused, he laughed dryly:
“But fortunately, with my sturdy body, I escaped. The dog didn’t even get to touch my cat hair, and I’m still alive and kicking.”
Qin Chen did not speak. Facing his gaze, Xu Jian unnaturally raised his hand to touch his earlobe, and said in a low voice, “Don’t look at me like that, I’m not used to it.”
Qin Chen’s eyes were deep and focused, he looked at the other as if to suck in his whole being. Xu Jian’s heartbeat was half a beat faster, and he felt that he couldn’t bear it.
He actually had the illusion that the other party’s eyes were full of deep emotion.
Just when Xu Jian was frightened by Qin Chen, the latter suddenly said softly, “You were very scared at that time, right?”
Qin Chen had found himself addicted to playing with cats, and he had never thought about it from Xu Jian’s perspective.
After being in a car accident without rhyme or reason, waking up to find himself from a human becoming a cat, his heart must’ve been very at a loss and panicked. Not to mention the lack of food, he still had to be chased by wild dogs. Finally changing back to a human and saw hope, in less than a day, he dramatically changed back into a cat…
Thanks to Xu Jian’s relatively strong tolerance in his heart, if it was someone else, they might’ve collapsed long ago.
Looking at the smile on Xu Jian’s face, Qin Chen felt very upset—
If I could’ve met him earlier and known the truth earlier…
Xu Jian didn’t know what Qin Chen was thinking, so he waved his hand after listening to him:
“I was certainly terrified at that time ah. But then again, if it weren’t for those three dogs, I wouldn’t have rushed here in a panic and met you.”
Xu Jian felt that since his termination with Ancient, all bad things had happened to him, but after meeting Qin Chen, everything had changed.
Being able to meet Qin Chen was the only thing he felt lucky after he became a cat.
It was Qin Chen who gave him, who had become a cat, something to rely on, so he didn’t have to continue wandering.
If it hadn’t been for what Qin Chen talked about today, Xu Jian would’ve almost forgotten his extremely difficult wandering days.
Qin Chen also didn’t want to make the atmosphere so heavy, so he also smiled after listening to Xu Jian.
“Fortunately, you didn’t go to someone else’s house.”
Xu Jian narrowed his eyes and smiled, “That, too oh.”
If someone else knew that he was human, they would definitely treat him as a monster.
Pudding was still barking cheerfully over there, but Qin Chen didn’t plan to go over to say hello, rather, he pulled Xu Jian to the other side.
“Let’s go to the supermarket to see if there are crayfish you like to eat for sale.”
Xu Jian’s attention was instantly attracted by crayfish, he unconsciously raised his heel to follow him.
“Do you know how to make them?”
Qin Chen shook his head, “No.”
Xu Jian gaped, “Me too, buy then watch them dry?”
Qin Chen deliberately joked, “Buy then keep staring at them, maybe they’ll jump into the pot themselves because they’re embarrassed.”
“……” Xu Jian was amused and looked at him, “Then it’s better for you to stare. You’re better-looking, they’re more likely to get shy.”
Qin Chen hooked the corners of his mouth and smiled, “We can stare together, half the work, twice the effort.”
Hearing his deadpan joke, Xu Jian laughed and shook his head. His originally depressed mood caused by recalling his miserable wandering days was also swept away.
The early morning air was good. Xu Jian stretched out his arms while walking, moving his neck and sweeping his eyes casually, and found a man had been staring at them.
To be precise, he was staring at Qin Chen.
After meeting Xu Jian’s gaze, the man quickly averted his eyes and pretended to look at the scenery next to him.
Xu Jian paused, turned his head to look at Qin Chen’s handsome face, and reminded him, “You’re not wearing a mask.”
Qin Chen was always emitting light wherever he went, Xu Jian was afraid he would attract attention in the supermarket later.
“It’s okay.” Qin Chen said, “We’ll just stroll around the supermarket in the community, no outsiders will come in.”
Qin Chen’s community doesn’t only have a supermarket, but they also provide door-to-door delivery service. As long as you add money, they can even come to your door to help you cook the dishes. It can be said to be very considerate.
Hearing Qin Chen’s words, Xu Jian was relieved. It was good not to go outside the community.
The people in the community are wealthy and respectable people, and there are also many celebrities. The owners are accustomed to it, and they will not get excited seeing Qin Chen.
There are really crayfish for sale in the community supermarket. They are big and have good color, all alive and fresh. Xu Jian took a basket and chose for a long time.
Xu Jian squatted there to pick crayfish. Qin Chen looked at his figure and felt that he was particularly like a cat squatting next to a fish tank with glowing eyes.
His ears almost twitching and tail wagging to express his happiness.
Really easy to satisfy.
He couldn’t resist taking out his phone to take some pictures of Xu Jian. After taking them, ignoring the slightly surprised gaze of the supermarket staff, Qin Chen walked over as if nothing had happened and squatted down next to Xu Jian.
“Have you chosen?”
Qin Chen originally wanted to help Xu Jian choose, but the senior crayfish connoisseur Xu Jian wasn’t satisfied with his choice. If he had to personally pick one by one, Qin Chen will let him be.
Xu Jian stared straight at the crayfish inside the tank. He didn’t lift his head when he heard the words.
“It will be ready soon, wait for me to pick some fatter ones.”
Afraid of being caught by the crayfish, Xu Jian tactfully took a large crayfish to pull it inside the tank, so they can use their pincers to kill each other.
After buying the crayfish, Qin Chen searched online on how to cook crayfish. After waiting for the ingredients for cooking crayfish, he turned around. In a blink of an eye, he saw that the shopping cart was full of flowersMeans there are so many that it’s full of colors and greens and a lot of things.
Qin Chen: “……”
“What are you buying so many potato chips for? Unhealthy.”
Afraid that he would put the potato chips back, Xu Jian hurriedly leaned over to protect them, and returned with his(QC) previous words, “Only the elderly would think that potato chips are unhealthy, young people just want chips with cola!”
Seeing him guard like that, Qin Chen didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, “I didn’t say I won’t let you buy it, but you don’t have to buy so many.”
Qin Chen swept a glance, this person threw at least five or six bags of potato chips inside, and the cola was even the largest bottle kind.
Calories and sugar levels will directly explode.
Hearing his words, Xu Jian breathed a sigh of relief, “I won’t finish them in one day.”
Qin Chen looked at him suspiciously, “You can keep them?”
Under Qin Chen’s gaze, Xu Jian: “……”
Silently put two bags back, then Xu Jian raised his eyes to look at him pitifully:
“Just three bags, no less.”
Any less won’t be enough to match the cola, there is no soul!
XJ: Fish! ԅ(¯﹃¯ԅ)