The day after the concert, Lin Si Qing and Ge Meng Shu held press conferences to make a statement on the matter. But this matter involved the dead godfather of music, and with Sun Xi Mu’s encouragement, the reporters treated the two very roughly. They raised one sharp question after another, rendering the two speechless.
Lin Si Qing stood up and bowed in apology several times, but he was unable to say a word in his defense. How could he justify it? The so-called manuscript he’d submitted to the court and published on his blog had already thoroughly proved that he was a liar, an ungrateful villain.
“I’m deeply aware of my own mistakes, please forgive me, please, give me another chance.” He sobbed out this sentence. The once most image-conscious god-tier singer was now in a mess of snot and tears, crying like a child.
“No forgiveness! We’ll never forgive you!” An Ou Zi Nan fan hidden in the crowd shouted loudly. Then someone rushed up and threw a prepared bag of dog shit at him.
Security quickly carried the man out, leaving the thoroughly embarrassed Lin Si Qing exposed to the cameras. He finally realized that his reputation was now like his suit; putrid, no matter how many times he washed it, when he tried to wear it again later, it would always look dirty in his mind.
He was so regretful that he almost broke down on the spot, but he endured it. He needed to save Ge Meng Shu. Ge Meng Shu never knew the truth, she was innocent, he couldn’t ruin her future.
His manager tried to pull him off the stage, but he refused to leave. He spent a few minutes explaining Ge Meng Shu’s side. Afterward, Ge Meng Shu also held a press conference, stating that she had no knowledge about this, but she still wanted to prudently apologize to Ou Zi Nan and Ou Yi Bai.
Apparently, the fans didn’t buy it. Her previously rising fanbase plummeted, leaving only a few thousand people. Even the recently debuted newcomers had more fans.
Seeing that Ge Meng Shu’s future was about to be ruined, Yun Zhi Yuan became anxious, and now he’d come to find Sun Xi Mu.
The two of them walked into the office together and settled themselves on the couch. Ge Meng Shu had on heavy makeup, but it couldn’t conceal her gaunt face. She greeted Sun Xi Mu, then quickly glanced at Ou Zi Nan, who was reclining on the sofa.
The youth was drinking tea, his porcelain white skin slightly fluorescent under the sunlight. His lowered eyes revealed a quiet and melancholy temperament, beautiful like a painting. It was hard to imagine that someone so introverted and shy in reality had such an intimidating stage presence. He could make tens of thousands of people cheer with him, screaming, crying, then get carried away.
He’d smashed all the negative rumors about him, and all those who claimed that he couldn’t write songs had nothing to say after listening to his concert. As he’d explained on his blog, it’s not that he couldn’t write, it’s just that his admiration for his father was so strong that he’d imprisoned himself. He thought that he could never break free. But his father’s death cracked open the shackles on his mind, allowing him to bravely fly towards the sky.
Yun Zhi Yuan also felt very tangled when he saw Ou Zi Nan. The young man he’d once thought was impossible to train had transformed into the world’s most popular musician overnight. His songs occupied the top spots of all the big and small music charts, and each land had a growing number of fanatical fans. He was called a rock leader, music king, and he’ll be able to create even more glorious achievements than his father, Ou Yi Bai.
And such a genius was unhesitantly abandoned by Times Records, forcing him to turn to a competitor. Because of this, Yun Zhi Yuan was not only scolded by his father, this decision was also repeatedly used by board members as a weapon for criticism, demanding that he step down.
Back then, Ou Zi Nan went to the chairman’s office several times, wanting to explain what happened, but he was always driven away by Yun Zhi Yuan. Now that he thought about it, if he had calmly listened, perhaps Times Records wouldn’t have fallen into this predicament.
Rubbing his heart aching in regret, Yun Zhi Yuan greeted Sun Xi Mu.
“Have a seat.” Sun Xi Mu casually waved, then took out a cigar and handed it to his lover.
Zhou Yun Sheng took it, neatly cut and lit it, then quickly shifted his head to avoid the rising smoke.
Seeing this, Sun Xi Mu placed the cigar on the ashtray and said in a low voice, “If you hate the smell of tobacco, why don’t I quit smoking.”
“No need.” This is a pre-loaded characteristic, it’s impossible for you to quit. Zhou Yun Sheng shook his head in amusement. He’d tried to help his lover quit smoking in the past, not for one month or two months, but in each of the three or four reincarnations. He was never successful. Over time, he also gave up.
He wrapped his arm around his lover’s neck and pulled his head down. Zhou Yun Sheng leaned in and whispered in his ear, “Don’t quit, I like the taste of tobacco when you kiss me.”
Sun Xi Mu’s face was expressionless, but his lower body was quickly swelling and hardening. He endured and endured, but he finally couldn’t hold back. He cupped his lover’s cheeks and devoutly kissed his forehead, then he folded his slender legs to block the awkward region before looking at Yun Zhi Yuan and asking, “What did Chief Yun come to see me for this time?”
The Sun Xi Mu rumored to be cold and ruthless, and the person overflowing with happiness in the front of him was nothing alike. Yun Zhi Yuan was stunned for a moment before saying, “Chief Sun, I hope Mr. Ou can cooperate with us to help Meng Shu explain her position. She really didn’t know about the plagiarism incident, but she’s being lumped in with Lin Si Qing. Her future is bright, it’s a pity to have it be destroyed like this.”
He knew that there weren’t enough benefits to impress Sun Xi Mu, so he quickly added, “I heard that Chief Sun wanted to buy the land in the western section of Riverside. That’s the Yun family’s ancestral property, I can officiate and transfer it to Chief Sun at the lowest price. As long as Mr. Ou expresses his willingness to forgive Meng Shu on his blog, and give Meng Shu a chance to start over.” For his lover’s future, he was willing to pay any price.
Ge Meng Shu was obviously very moved, her eyes were bright red as she tightly held his hand.
Sun Xi Mu turned his head to look at his lover. He really did want that land, but if it was contrary to his lover’s wishes, then even if you gave him all the wealth in the world, he wouldn’t do it.
Zhou Yun Sheng lowered his eyes and pondered for a moment, then he slowly shook his head, “It’s just one sentence, it seems very easy, but sorry, I can’t do this. In the end, Miss Ge isn’t innocent. The song was great, right? Did you desperately want it as soon as you heard it? And the person who wrote the song happened to be her admirer, he’d do anything for her, so Miss Ge was tempted. She begged him, over and over again, to give her the song.”
“I asked senior brother back then, he had already started preparing the EP for me, but then, he suddenly started avoiding me and gave the song to you. In my opinion, he was pestered by you to the point where he had no choice. If it wasn’t for your greed and harassment, then none of this would’ve happened. No matter how you cleanse yourself, and purify yourself, it’s impossible to change the fact that you’re the catalyst of this disaster. I can never forgive senior brother, so naturally, I can never forgive you either. Please leave.”
The young man’s words ripped off Ge Meng Shu’s last fig leaf. Indeed, back then Lin Si Qing had explained to her, he’d said that the song was for Ou Zi Nan, and the EP was already being worked on. But she knew that the song would be popular, it would create a miracle, so she went to great lengths to get it, including pressuring Lin Si Qing’s manager, meeting Lin Si Qing in private to give him some hope, and so on and so on
Then she got her wish.
No matter how much she declared her innocence in front of the media, she couldn’t kill the fear and guilt in her heart. She originally thought that Ou Zi Nan, who was weak-willed and kind by nature, would promise to forgive her, but she didn’t expect that after experiencing this series of setbacks, he would become tough and cold like this.
She regretted it terribly, but found no room for redemption. If she couldn’t get Ou Zi Nan’s forgiveness, it would be difficult for her to move forward in the entertainment industry.
What should she do in the future? Take Yun Zhi Yuan’s offer to quit the industry and marry him? Forget about her own reluctance, his father would be the first to stand up and express his disapproval. The Yun family wouldn’t let an entertainer into their family.
Ge Meng Shu felt liked she’d fallen into an ice hole, she didn’t even know how Yun Zhi Yuan dragged her out of the office.
Yun Zhi Yuan could also be regarded as a powerful figure in the entertainment industry, but this time he couldn’t even protect his girlfriend. Seeing that Ge Meng Shu’s singing career had completely fallen into the abyss, and Lin Si Qing was moving far abroad to never return, his heart was holding onto a flame and he needed to find a place to vent it.
And Ou Zi Nan became the primary object for his desire for revenge. He spent a lot of money to buy some photos, and made people spread them online overnight.
These photos were of two men kissing obliviously, Ou Zi Nan’s face was very clear, but the other man was hidden in the dark, indistinguishable. The man was very tall, and his body was also very sturdy, confining Ou Zi Nan in his arms with a tight embrace. A hand pressing the back of his head, a hand tightly wrapped around his waist, their lower bodies connected.…
Even in the dim light, the two’s emotional attachment couldn’t be concealed.
The title was also very provocative – The new Music King is gay, making out disgustingly in public places.
Then, the Internet Navy responded to the post one after another, saying that they’d witnessed Ou Zi Nan flirting with different men in public, even acting as a callboy, his private life was definitely rotten.
The netizens were in an uproar once the news came out. Shocked and angry, they bombarded Ou Zi Nan’s blog, asking for the truth. They also called Huanya Entertainment News’ headquarters to request an explanation. Many homophobes said that the photos were disgusting, when they saw it, they lost their lunch.
Of course, some people came forward in support, saying that loving men or loving women was Ou Zi Nan’s freedom. But C Country had an overall conservative culture, so these voices were still a minority. A certain old-school styled actor lambasted the matter, he called it a disease, demanding that Ou Zi Nan quickly seek treatment.
Ou Zi Nan’s fledgling singing career was dealt a devastating blow. His sexuality and private life became the subject of after-dinner conversation, and some intimate photos of him and Lin Si Qing, taken when he was younger, surfaced, suggesting that he was in unrequited love with Lin Si Qing, so he deliberately ruined him.
Since everyone had stopped paying attention to Ge Meng Shu, Yun Zhi Yuan cleaned up her reputation by discrediting Ou Zi Nan. He contacted the top domestic musicians, planning to release a new album for her, so she could come back into the limelight as quickly as possible.
Li Li (Huanya’s C.E.O) approached Sun Xi Mu with a stack of newspapers, asking anxiously, “Boss, what do we do now? Should we hold a press conference to explain the situation? Or should we quickly fake a sex scandal with Ou Zi Nan and one of our company’s female artists, so he could be washed white?”
After asking the last question, Li Li would swear on his life that he saw killing intent in his boss’ eyes.
Gay- The word, 基佬, Jilao, can also be used in a derogatory way, equivalent to the f-slur
Internet Navy- Wikipedia “On the Internet in China, an Internet Water Army or Wangluo shuijun, is a group of Internet ghostwriters paid to post online comments with particular content.”