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You’re My Glory (你是我的荣耀) – Epilogue 11

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Another daily life epilogue of how a mere salary earner like Yu Tu is continuing to impress Jing Jing’s friends and colleagues in the entertainment industry.  Also, I suddenly have a craving for crabs 🙂


Epilogue 11: Daily Life — Doing some Acting With Friends (translated by peanuts and edited by hoju)

On a leisurely weekend afternoon, after washing the dishes, Yu Tu went to the study to write his thesis. Qiao Jing Jing followed over, looked for a while, and discovered that it was all like Greek to her. She handed him a cup of rose tea, then went to the sofa to read her script.

After reading two episodes, when she was about to get into her character, her good female friend who supposedly had eight hundred scenes to film (Epilogue 9) called.

Qiao Jing Jing went out to answer the phone.

Her good friend sounded excited over the phone. “I heard that when you were filming Yellow Sand, your boyfriend went to visit the film set and infuriated Zhou Xiao Qi?”

“…The movie finished filming a long time ago. Where did you hear about this?”

“I just heard about it. Hahaha, that makes me so happy. I don’t care, I want to meet your boyfriend.  Truly a talented person.”

“Okay, we’ll have a meal together when you have time.”

“Then how about today? I’m not on the shooting schedule tonight. Both of you come to my house for dinner. Ive moved into my house in Shanghai since August but you still haven’t been here yet. I’ll get someone to deliver Chinese mitten crabs here, the type that weigh 300 grams each. My movie is finally going to finish shooting soon, so this can be considered a celebration for that as well.”

“It should be okay. I will ask him.”

“Should be??? Still need to ask?” Her good friend immediately felt very angry. “Hey, I’m treating you to dinner. Me! I am Chen Xue. Does he know how popular I am? I’m treating, but he would actually think about not coming?”

Qiao Jing Jing: “…His girlfriend is also very popular. You think you’re that special?”

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Qiao Jing Jing hung up the phone, went back to the study, and ran over in front of Yu Tu’s desk.

Yu Tu lifted his eyes. Qiao Jing Jing asked, “Have you heard of Chen Xue?”

Yu Tu vaguely remembered hearing Qiao Jing Jing mention her several times before. “Your good friend? Is it the one for whom you previously didn’t let me watch her ex-boyfriend’s movie?” (Chapter 14)

Qiao Jing Jing: “… Yes, she said that she will treat us to dinner tonight.”

“Okay.” Yu Tu looked at the time. “Will there be enough time if we set off at half past five?”

Qiao Jing Jing made an “okay” gesture.

Yu Tu picked up a beautiful drinking glass that had been within reach (Qiao Jing Jing’s newly purchased), took a sip. He could not help but frown.

Qiao Jing Jing: “What’s wrong?”

“Too sweet.”

He held the drinking glass to her lips. While he held the glass, Qiao Jing Jing lowered her head and took a sip. “It is a bit sweet. I added too much honey.”

She took away the drinking glass and walked to the kitchen. “I will help you to add some water.”

“You drink it. Just give me a glass of plain boiled water.”

Qiao Jing Jing’s voice floated over from the kitchen. “I can’t. I have drunk a glass already today. If I drink more, I will put on weight.”

Yu Tu: “… Then help me take out the petals that are inside.”

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Since she was just going to see her good friend, Qiao Jing Jing was too lazy to put on make up. She waited for Yu Tu to finish his work and change clothes, and then they were on their way. All the way, she kept receiving Chen Xue’s WeChat messages.

Chen Xue: I’ve also invited Duan Wu and award-winning Best Actor Zhou, no problem, right?

Jing Jing: No problem.

Both were friends she knew well.

Jing Jing: They are also in Shanghai?

Chen Xue: My next movie will be with both of them. We had a meal together with the producers yesterday. I just asked them and they’ve not left yet, so I invited them.

Chen Xue: Oh, by the way, after we’re finished eating, do you want to play mahjong?

Jing Jing: No. It will go too late. He still has to come back to write his thesis.

Chen Xue: Isn’t your boyfriend working? Write what thesis?

Jing Jing: The misconceptions you have on scientific research institutions = =

Chen Xue: I get it now!

Chen Xue: Don’t worry, we will also demonstrate a very academic atmosphere!

???

What was she saying? What “academic atmosphere”?

Qiao Jing Jing suddenly started to worry.

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Sure enough.

When they arrived at Chen Xue’s home, the housekeeper came to open the door. They had just entered the door when she heard a deep and resounding male voice shouting at the top of his voice, “We must save them!”

Qiao Jing Jing: “……”

What were they doing?

After walking out from the entrance hall, she looked towards the living room. There she saw three attractive people ,two men and a woman, standing in the middle of the living room, each holding a script to rehearse scenes from the movie.

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Qiao Jing Jing didn’t expect at all that the “academic atmosphere” would be this.

Yu Tu also seemed a little shocked?

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Seeing the two of them, the three people in the living room stopped what they were doing. After greeting each other, Best Actor Zhou, who had always been hailed as a national male god, explained aloofly, “We will be shooting a movie together next month, so we’re making use of every bit of time we are together to rehearse. The next scene is a group act. Jing Jing, come over and help us to play a role?”

He looked at Yu Tu. “You don’t mind if we occupy a bit of Jing Jing’s time, right?”

Yu Tu said politely, “Of course not.”

Qiao Jing Jing walked over with a stunned look. Chen Xue gave her script to her to have a look. “You play this role.”

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……

No… What does your movie have to do with me?

Qiao Jing Jing was aggrieved. She was obviously on vacation, but was deceived to come work overtime?

Initially, Qiao Jing Jing had wanted to just go through the motions, but Yu Tu was sitting on the sofa and watching. How could she lose to others? So, she had no choice but to seriously get into the character.

After they had finished performing one part, the four actors and actresses gathered together to pretend to discuss the script.

Chen Xue asked Qiao Jing Jing in a low voice, “Is this academic or not? Literary or not?”

The best actor kept his handsome face in a serious expression as he also came over to whisper with them. “We were originally playing “Fighting the Landlord” (card game). When we heard you arrive, we immediately put away the card game and started to rehearse for the movie.”

Duan Wu: “We are definitely professional level in the speed that we can get into character.”

Chen Xue: “I just want to ask you, did you feel the academic atmosphere? Is there an artistic atmosphere? In comparison to those scientists, we don’t lose out at all, right?”

Qiao Jing Jing didn’t want to say anything. She just wanted to record this conversation and let their fans hear.

Take a look at your god and goddess. Does this ruin your image of them or not?

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Next, Qiao Jing Jing was again dragged by them to act in another part. After finishing, the four people sat back on the sofa. Qiao Jing Jing felt that her soul was exhausted. Yu Tu had been watching off to the side all along. At this moment, he seemed to look pensive. Qiao Jing Jing could not help feeling nervous all of a sudden. “What’s up?”

Could it be that she did not act well in comparison to the best actor just now?

Yu Tu hesitated and then asked, “Is this a science fiction movie?”

Qiao Jing Jing said: “I presume so.”

After pondering for a moment, Yu Tu said, “In the part you rehearsed just now, there was a bug, a physics concept error.”

The best actor immediately looked over at him.

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Five minutes later, the best actor told the screenwriter about the bug mentioned by Yu Tu. Ten minutes later, the well-known screenwriter in the industry quickly called to discuss with Yu Tu.

In the living room, a discussion about a bunch of things that no one understood had already started. Chen Xue dragged Qiao Jing Jing into the kitchen and said in a gossipy manner, “Your boyfriend is really very handsome. When I’ve given my approval for the handsomeness, that means he’s really handsome. Moreover, he’s so learned. No wonder he was able to crush Zhou Xiao Qi’s second-generation rich boyfriend.”

She put away the appearance of an elegant female star and very excitedly grabbed Qiao Jing Jing’s hand. “I finally know why you chose him. If I were you, I’d also want him.”

Qiao Jing Jing: “… Say again.”

Chen Xue: “Oh, I’m merely expressing my admiration. How could I want my good friend’s boyfriend ah?”

Qiao Jing Jing was barely satisfied with this answer.

Chen Xue began to blend the coffee. She had used this as the excuse to drag Qiao Jing Jing over. “In fact, there are people in the circle who are acting sour and putting down your current relationship. They said you have went through all the pickings and in the end chose a salary worker. Before this, I also didn’t understand why you didn’t choose Boss Su. Su Ye is a person whom you can bring out and flaunt. Yes, he does have some shortcomings, but which rich and handsome man isn’t cocky? However, thinking about it now, except to satisfy one’s vanity, he has no advantage. We’re rich ourselves, so we should choose someone we like. It is simply not important at all how much the other person earns.”

Qiao Jing Jing snapped, “I didn’t choose through pickings, thank you!”

“I know la ~” Chen Xue dragged her tone. “But Jing Jing, suppose you weren’t an actress and couldn’t earn so much money, would you still choose your current boyfriend?”

“I am so good-looking and hardworking, how can I not make money? Even if I were a TV anchor, I’d still be raking in money, okay?”

“Well, what if you were really unlucky and couldn’t make money?”

Qiao Jing Jing stared coldly at her. She thought she was simply baffling, and there was problem with her logic, too. “Are you stupid? If things really were like that, of course I should hold on to him even tighter.”

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On the way back, Yu Tu was all smiles. Qiao Jing Jing moved over to look at him. “Why are you so happy? Because the screenwriter consulted you?”

“No.” Yu Tu answered her, “I am happy that my girlfriend is especially smart and has a perfect logic.”

Qiao Jing Jing blinked her eyes. Was he praising her? Although she did not know why, it did not prevent her from taking the opportunity to float on a cloud for a bit. “You only figured that out now?”

However, ultimately such empty praise was somewhat meaningless, so she questioned him closely: “What specific example did you notice this in?”

Specific example?

Yu Tu thought of the words “of course, I should hold on to him even tighter” that he had unexpectedly heard when he went to the kitchen to look for her. He said with a smile, “For example, other people’s leftover uncooked crabs, you brought them all home.”

Completed:
37 of 37 Chapters
11 of 16 Epilogues

 

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9 thoughts on “You’re My Glory (你是我的荣耀) – Epilogue 11

  1. First comment. Finally…😜. She has indeed a perfect logic 😝. Schlagfertig!

  2. As always the awesome Yu Tu😄😄. Thank you Peanuts😃😃

  3. JingJing is very proud of our Jade Rabbit. Lol her friends is just as weird as her.

  4. Lol, her logic definitely makes sense. But, her best friend on the other hand sounds questionable. Thanks!

  5. Me gustó 🥰🥰🥰🥰

  6. The scene of 4 actors and actresses acting “academic” got me laughing. My imagination is killing me

  7. Thank you for the update.

  8. lololol jing jing is right!! such a smart and handsome and kind boyfriend shouldn’t be allowed to slip from the grasp hahahaha where is my Yu Tu

  9. ahaha what a bunch of great friends
    thank you

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