The Bad Man System Collapse - Chapter 44.2
Taiwan was a small place. And in recent years, the development of the entertainment industry has been quite slow. Without the strength of wealth and power like the mainland, it was necessary to go over to scout for talents.
However, Taiwan’s entertainment industry had no strength to compete with the mainland, and many once-popular artists have disappeared.
Their current talents were declining while new artists were slow to emerge.
It was then that Chief Xu took a fancy to Lu Ze’s studio which had newly emerged in the past year, hoping to collaborate with Lu Ze’s artists while he could bring up his company’s artists’ popularity in the mainland and make money.
It was just that Lu Ze’s studio wasn’t short of money, so the old means of using money to open up the relationship couldn’t be used anymore.
Furthermore, the artists of Lu Ze’s studio also didn’t have any shortage of awards, so the awards in Taiwan also couldn’t be a bargaining chip.
Just when he was at his wit’s end, he didn’t expect this bridge-builder to come along.
Chief Xu came up to Qin Keke’s side, “Miss Qin, could you lend me a moment?”
Qin Keke’s face didn’t give anything away. She smiled and replied, “You must be Chief Xu.”
Chief Xu hooked the corner of his mouth, “I haven’t seen you for years, yet you’re still so good at pretending.”
Qin Keke almost rolled her eyes. In the beginning, she was told to just take the money and leave and never say that she knew him if they met in the future. Now, she could guess that he had something in mind and it gave her the creeps.
Qin Keke smiled decently, then left the crowded place and went to a small room for people to rest.
Inside the room, there was only the two of them.
At this time, in another room, Lu Ze turned on the tiny monitor he had just put in Qin Keke’s hair.
Of course, the old soul was there.
With no one left, Qin Keke unscrupulously reverted to her true nature.
She crossed her arms over her chest, her eyebrows raised and her chin lifted slightly, “Chief Xu, we were both even.”
Such a Qin Keke was someone the older original owner had never seen.
He had never seen anything but her frail, timeless, plain, and simple appearance.
The old soul was stunned.
But the next move was even more unacceptable to his entire being.
Chief Xu chuckled as he grabbed Qin Keke in his arms and sat on the couch.
“Keke push him away!” the old soul shouted.
“No matter what, you’ve been with me for four years. Don’t forget, I’m the one who paid and took you to Japan for plastic surgery. I was also the one who brought you into the modeling business.”
What was the meaning of this?!
The old original soul felt like he was struck by lightning.
Mr. Xu took out a cigarette and asked Qin Keke to light it for him. Seeing that Qin Keke didn’t move, he asked, “Does your Chief Lu know that you were kept and had plastic surgery?”
When this came out, Qin Keke cleverly took out a lighter from the sensitive edge of Chief Xu’s waistband and lit it for him, “Chief Xu, what do you want me to do?”
The old soul was shocked and screamed miserably.
His Keke is not like this!
She was the simplest and most beautiful girl in the world. How could she have been kept?!
How could she lie in the arms of an oily big-bellied old man and betray him?
Lu Ze pressed his ears, his eardrums hurt.
Chief Xu didn’t mince his words and narrowed his eyes, “Have you hooked up with Lu Ze?”
“Ai~ so it’s this kind of thing,” It was easy to deal with as long as a man still needed you for something, Qin Keke smiled, “I haven’t succeeded yet, I’ve just aroused his interest.”
“More than that, I think he’s desperate to get you. His eyes seemed like he could eat you up.”
“Either way, we haven’t gone to bed yet,” Qin Keke also pulled a cigarette and lit it up. Speaking of, she was also taught to smoke by Chief Xu.
There have always been all kinds of women and men around Chief Xu, so she has seen a lot of them and has gained a lot of experience from them.
It could be said that she was also a fine product created by Chief Xu.
Qin Keke was actually grateful to Chief Xu. If this man didn’t take a fancy to her, she would only graduate from school with her previous family conditions and looks before finding a 3,000 or 4,000-yuan earning job, then living the getting up early every day and sleeping late life, yet still won’t be able to afford a house for the rest of her life.
How would that life be as comfortable as it was now?
Qin Keke added, “Once we get into bed, I’ll make sure he can’t escape.”
“Little hussy,” Chief Xu laughed and cursed as his hands started to get restless. Sometimes when he remembered this little hussy, he really didn’t want to let go… That technique could have killed a man in bed.
Qin Keke laughed and patted his hand gently, “You want to cooperate with Lu Ze?”
“As long as things get done, there’s no shortage of benefits for you.”
“In any case, you were my first boss. It’s something I should do.”
The old soul was silent for a long time, even the crying was gone.
He felt that he was standing in the endless darkness, unable to breathe. He was surrounded by shame and indignation that tightened around him, which then turned into poisonous threads that would corrode his entire being.
Was his love just a joke?
The woman he fell in love with turned out to be a disgusting woman who worshipped money, had plastic surgery, and sold herself.
He recalled the past over and over again, and he suddenly found many details that he had never noticed before.
Time beautified everything and those who you miss were the ones you would always remember fondly.
Then, when the truth was revealed, those details he overlooked suddenly magnified tenfold, a hundredfold, a thousand-fold, a million-fold.
That’s right… When Qin Keke told him about her dream, it was the day after they went to bed for the first time when they were still in bed.
Yes… She said that she wanted to realize her dream, but when everyone went to the desert for a project, she was the only one that wanted to just get photoshopped in.
Yes, after every exciting affair, she would always knowingly mention the difficulties she has encountered and then hints at him to fix them.
Why hadn’t he ever noticed these things before?
He sacrificed a third of his soul for such a disgusting woman… He couldn’t even be human in his next life anymore
Despair, hatred, shame… All sorts of emotions rushed up.
After a while, Qin Keke finally got rid of Chief Xu, but then Chief Feng also came. The two men’s rhetoric was generally the same.
At this time, Lu Ze also stabbed in, as if he had just searched out Qin Keke’s previous photos on his mobile phone, “It turned out that she used to look like this. Look.”
Empty eyes looked at the photos.
The old soul’s stomach churned, but unfortunately, he was only a soul now and couldn’t throw anything up.
Lu Ze smiled and very happily stabbed a second time, “Don’t worry, I won’t do anything about Qin Keke’s past or her present. I will fulfill your wish with great care and seriousness. Help Qin Keke climb to the top of the entertainment circle, help her realize her dream, marry her, and draw a perfect end to your love.”
The old soul couldn’t catch his breath and fainted.
Lu Ze shook his head, this wasn’t even that much and he already fainted.
He was even only a soul…
This level of shock resistance was just too poor.
Lu Ze moved his finger on the computer keyboard, clicked save on the video that had just been recorded, then called Li Xiao to have her take charge of the wrap-up later and drove home.
At home, Meng Zhen had already taken cold medicine and was already asleep.
Lu Ze kissed her forehead and laid down beside her.
When Meng Zhen woke up the next day, Lu Ze had cooked porridge. She rubbed her eyes and couldn’t help but smile at Lu Ze, who was wearing a flowery apron, “It seems like this is the first time I’ve seen you cook.”
“Just in your honor.”
“Good, good. It’s my honor,” Meng Zhen smiled and sat at the table.
Lu Ze brought the porridge to her and touched her forehead, “It seems to be better already.”
“It wasn’t that serious.”
“Later, we’ll go out for a walk.”
Meng Zhen asked while drinking porridge, “Where to?”
“Go and see old friends.”
Lu Ze smiled and pressed his lips against hers, “Secret.”
Meng Zhen looked at the familiar orphanage and smiled helplessly. What was the point of keeping this a secret?
Lu Ze took her hand and went in.
Over the years, the orphanage has undergone three rounds of renovation, and many changes have taken place.
The only constant was the old acacia tree.
The slides, swings, and ponies under the acacia trees could be instantly recognized as brand new.
Lu Ze walked with Meng Zhen, walked around the small orphanage, and came to the canteen. The canteen wasn’t just renovated, but all the tables, chairs, and benches were also new.
Lu Ze took Meng Zhen for dinner, but Meng Zhen pulled him, “We don’t have a card.”
“There is.” Lu Ze pulled out a small card with a cartoon on it and Meng Zhen was confused, “Where did you get that?”
“From the Dean.”
Lu Ze smiled lightly and fetched two meals.
Three dishes, one soup, and a small bowl of rice.
Probably seeing as they were adults, the cafeteria lady gave extra rice and packed the bowl full of rice.
The two people sat down in the canteen. Meng Zhen looked at the large chicken drumstick in the bowl and thought to herself that something wasn’t right, “Was today Wednesday?”
Don’t they only give out drumsticks on Wednesdays?
“Because there was a kind-hearted person who donated money, so the orphanage is much richer now. And you don’t need to wait until Wednesday to eat chicken drumsticks,” Lu Ze put the chicken drumstick from his bowl into Meng Zhen’s bowl, “You gave me the chicken drumsticks every Wednesday before. No wonder you aren’t tall.”
“You were a boy, and you already had a big appetite, let alone you were also fat.”
“Lady Boss, you’re starting to dislike me now?”
“A little bit,” Meng Zhen said with a quirked eyebrow, “You’re not as cute as when you were little, you were so cute when you were chubby.”
The two were joking around when the orphanage director came. The dean was 57 this year, his hair was already white, and he would also be retiring in a few years.
But he was in good spirits and had a very youthful attitude when it came to spending time with the children every day.
The dean sat down across the table from Lu Ze, “What brought you guys here?”
“Hasn’t it been a little over a month since I saw you, Dean? Can’t I miss you?” Lu Ze laughed.
“Cut the nonsense.”
“Yes, yes, I will try to earn more money and bring back more money.”
Lu Ze was chatting and laughing on this side, while the old original soul was dumbfounded at the warm scene.
His cloudy eyes rested on those two small chicken drumsticks in Meng Zhen bowl.
When he first arrived at the orphanage, society wasn’t that materially developed yet, so not to mention donations, even government salaries couldn’t be paid.
At that time, meals every day were just a little oil smeared on the vegetables and radishes, while the only meat was a chicken drumstick every Wednesday.
At that time, they were poor and everything relied on subsidies from the old dean himself, such that the children were often short of food. Sometimes hungry older children would go around snatching the food.
Chicken drumsticks, how precious they were at that time…
But every time, Meng Zhen gave them to him.
At first, he also had Meng Zhen eat it herself, but then he got used to eating it.
Accustomed to taking and forgot her giving.
The red string got a little wet and Lu Ze frowned, he didn’t like the wetness on his wrist.
He moved his wrist to lock the old soul up, then he released him again at the restaurant where he used to work with Meng Zhen.
While it was called a restaurant, it was actually just a very small eatery in front of a school.
At that time, Meng Zhen had to work to support the original owner’s education, working at a restaurant near the school during the day, then fill in at a late-night barbecue shop at night.
Meng Zhen looked at those familiar places and was filled with emotions for a moment, “What’s going on today? Are you going to take me back to the past?”
“I was suddenly reminded of the old days the other day and I wanted to take a trip,” Lu Ze grabbed Meng Zhen’s hand tightly, and he lowered his head and stared deeply into her eyes. “Lady Boss, how did you manage this back then in the first place?”
Washing dishes during the day, then watching the smoky grill at night until 3 or 4 a.m. of the next morning…
Then sleep for less than two hours before continuing the cycle…
Lu Ze touched the calluses on Meng Zhen’s hands.
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