Mr. Yuan is Always Unhappy - Chap 4
Zhao Zhengyi came over early in the morning to take Yuan Rui to his class. When he saw Zheng Qiuyang——who was eating breakfast in the house——both of them checked the other out, then looked away at the same time.
Zheng Qiuyang thought that he had a safe enough appearance.
He didn’t think that his worry for Yuan Rui was oversensitive in the slightest bit. Yuan Rui had the bad habit of not being able to walk properly just from seeing a handsome guy. Despite his young age, he had liked a bunch of people in the past; even though the only proper romantic partner he ever had was Zheng Qiuyang. The two loved each other dearly now too. But Yuan Rui’s record of falling for hot guys at any given moment made it hard for him to put his guard down.
Plus, he was so slow-witted as well, he couldn’t differentiate between the good and bad guys. If anyone cared enough to just spend a little bit of thought on him, he could be tricked away in minutes.
Yuan Rui was clearly unaware of Zheng Qiuyang’s thoughts. Though he could tell that Zheng Qiuyang was quite satisfied with the new assistant, unlike the last one where he instantly started glaring upon first sight.
He let out a breath of relief as well. This way he won’t have to be so shameless and try to return him to Li Lingling again. He would’ve definitely gotten a scolding if he did.
Since Zhao Zhengyi was right there, he wasn’t able to say much to Zheng Qiuyang. He quickly said goodbye and left.
On the way, he explained unnecessarily, “That’s a good friend of mine. I get a little scared having to live in such a big apartment by myself, so I invited him to live with me.”
Zhao Zhengyi drove without a change in his expression. “Yuan-Ge, my mouth is secured, I won’t spread it around.”
He sneakily turned to look at his assistant’s side profile. He felt like the other had already seen through everything.
He actually didn’t deliberately hide his sexuality. He’d already reported the fact that he had a boyfriend and that they were living together. Li Lingling scolded him harshly for it. After her efforts of trying to break them off ended in vain, she could only resort to warning him, again and again, to not say “my boyfriend” so casually. Even if people found out he had a man in his house, he had to say it was just a roommate.
With the privilege of showing off his relationship taken away, Yuan Rui endured painfully.
The acting crash course that his company signed him up for was managed by a famous director’s studio. They hired teachers from a film academy to teach the class, theVre specified in training fresh meats that have never had any formal training before, but were famous enough to attract a bunch of views and money. Without even mentioning what type of results one would receive from the training, first of all, the fee was very expensive. So expensive that Yuan Rui didn’t dare to blink even once throughout the entire class. Once class was over, he rubbed his strained eyes madly and told Zhao Zhengyi to buy him some anti-fatigue eye drops.
Zhao Zhengyi tried to persuade him, “Yuan-Ge, the class fee will be paid by the company, you don’t have to be like this.”
Yuan Rui replied distressfully, “The company’s money is also money.”
“……Right right right.”
He carried Yuan Rui’s bag for him as the two walked out together.
“Zhao Zhengyi!” Someone called from behind.
When he turned around and he spoke lively, “Huh? You’re also attending classes here?”
Yuan Rui took two more steps before realizing his assistant had fallen behind. He rubbed his eyes as he turned around. Suddenly, his eyes weren’t so strained anymore. Both his eyes widened immensely. WAAHHH SO HANDSOME SO HANDSOME HOW CAN HE BE SO HANDSOME?!
The hot guy and Zhao Zhengyi seemed to be really close. They asked each other about how they were currently doing with all smiles, they both kicked each other playfully as they spoke.
Yuan Rui slowly waddled over in tiny little short stumpy steps.
Zhao Zhengyi noticed him and quickly introduced the other. “Yuan-Ge, this is Tomas, the main vocalist of IceDream.”
Yuan Rui spoke nervously, “Hello, I’m Yuan Rui.”
The hot guy greeted back humbly, “Hello.”
Zhao Zhengyi continued to speak, “Tomas came here to take acting classes too. He’s in another class. We might be seeing each other quite often now.” The music industry didn’t have enough support, even the top singers took jobs as judges to make money. Of course, just singing wouldn’t be enough for an idol group. That individual was planning to enter the film market.
Yuan Rui wanted to talk more with the hot guy but the other got to it before him. “Someone’s waiting for me, I have to go first. See you guys next time.”
He nodded towards Yuan Rui politely. But on the other hand, he fist-bumped with Zhao Zhengyi very naturally, then left in long strides.
Yuan Rui was a bit unwilling for their meeting to end. The other was so handsome, any casual movement done by him was so effortlessly handsome as well.
Zhao Zhengyi was speechless on the side.
He was a good friend of Tomas and could easily tell that Tomas was distancing himself and Yuan Rui on purpose. The reason behind that wasn’t hard to guess. They were close in age and had similar figures, neither of them has had formal training beforehand and depend on their face to swim through the film industry. The two were obviously competitors in secret.
But Yuan Rui clearly didn’t think about that point.
After two days of interaction, Zhao Zhengyi could see that the rumors he’d heard before really weren’t false. Yuan Rui really was…quite dumb and slow.
He dropped Yuan Rui off at his apartment. He had no plan of going up with him and just said, “Yuan-Ge, tomorrow’s class starts at three-thirty in the afternoon. You can take a nap but don’t oversleep, I’ll call you beforehand when I come.”
Yuan Rui nodded.
Zhao Zhengyi kept going, “Don’t forget to read your script, Lingling-Jie’s going to be checking later.”
“Mn, I got it.” Yuan Rui took out a small item from his bag to hand him. “This is for you.”
He took it and saw that it was a stick of lip balm.
Yuan Rui smiled. “When I saw you yesterday, your lips were busting from dryness. I remember that I bought two of them last time because it was a buy one get one free. I’ve only used one and this one hasn’t been opened yet. Try it out, it’s pretty good.”
Yuan Rui continued, “I’m going up now, see you tomorrow.” He closed the car door properly after jumping off and waved before going upstairs.
Zhao Zhengyi sat there with the little lip balm in hand. He felt like he was sick or something, just a lip balm from a buy one get one free deal had managed to make him touched.
By the time Zheng Qiuyang got home from work, Yuan Rui had already finished making dinner and was waiting. There were three dishes and a soup, simple and delicious.
He asked, “How was your class today, the future king of acting?”
Yuan Rui helped hang his coat up as he replied, “It seemed pretty easy when the teacher was teaching us, but thinking about it again now, it seems quite hard—don’t use your hands! Go wash them first!”
Zheng Qiuyang already stuffed a piece of beef into his mouth. He chewed it as he swayed to the bathroom to wash his hands.
After dinner, Zheng Qiuyang laid sideways on the sofa while watching television.
Yuan Rui came over with a plate of cut-up fruits to sit down by him. He allowed the other to hold him in his embrace naturally.
The two cuddled together intimately to watch television, and would frequently feed each other a piece of sweet fruit.
“Ah! I saw him today!“ Yuan Rui suddenly pointed at the TV. He exclaimed excitedly, “That group, the black-haired one!”
Zheng Qiuyang side-eyed him. “Oh?”
Yuan Rui didn’t realize anything as he continued happily, “He’s so handsome in real life, so much more than on TV!”
The idol group on the TV screen kept showing off towards the camera.
Yuan Rui broke out of Zheng Qiuyang’s arms and screamed like a fanboy, “AHHHHH SO HANDSOME!”
The idol group finished their performance and Yuan Rui’s excitement finally died down along with it. He let out a breath, then grabbed Zheng Qiuyang’s arms to wrap it around his waist again, he also fed the other a piece of apple.
Zheng Qiuyang had a lifeless look on as he chewed the crunchy apple.
Once one accepted Yuan Rui’s easily swayed setting, it was quite cute to see.
Ah, he was really beyond saving.