Chapter 1301: The Night Of Chastity
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
The occupants in the room turned their head toward the source of the voice. They saw the figure of a tall and imposing man at the door.
Li Jinnan gazed at the two women and walked in. His eyes, cold as a winter night, were directed at Ye Youyou.
Ye Youyou didn’t expect Li Jinnan to suddenly appear. When she heard his objection, she immediately rebutted, “I’m not a huge superstar to begin with. They won’t care about random actions of mine.”
Li Jinnan’s expression was frank. He slowly looked away as he replied, “You aren’t that important. But, ‘The Lonely Swordsman’ is now a very popular serial drama. The actress who replaced you, Xu Yingying, has gained a huge following overnight. You were the original second lead. All eyes will be on the both of you. If it’s written that we’re favoring one and discriminating against the other, how do think that would make the company look?”
“It’s my own decision to get discharged. What has that got to do with the company?” Ye Youyou looked at Li Jinnan in displeasure. “You may be my boss, but you can’t be unreasonable to the point of making my personal decisions for me. I know my body best. I want to get discharged from the hospital. GM Li, this way, I’ll even be able to save you money on medical bills.”
Li Jinnan turned to face her. His eyes were dark and cold. His tone was firm and permitted no disagreement as he said, “The medical bills won’t even dent the company’s expenses.”
With that final word, he turned and left.
“GM Li!” Ye Youyou called out.
Li Jinnan did not stop.
“GM Li, hold on!” she shouted.
The individual walked out of the room and showed no intention of staying.
Ye Youyou hollered in exasperation, “Li Jinnan!”
There was no reaction whatsoever.
Ye Youyou bit her bottom lip and stared at the door. Anger churned within her.
“Youyou, I agree with what your boss said,” Ye Qianqian said. “Regardless of the situation, you need to prioritize your health and recovery. Don’t give up! Your original injuries were bad enough. If you don’t take care of your health, how will you continue acting in future? How will you regain your position in the industry?”
Ye Youyou didn’t reply. The grievances in her heart increased manifold. She had gotten injured by accident. Just like that, the part that she had worked so hard to get was given away to someone else. The original two episodes that she had filmed had been cut out and replaced with Xu Yingying’s scenes.
“The Lonely Swordsman” was a very popular novel to begin with. It had a huge fan base and an even larger advertising budget. The role of the second lead that she had landed had a distinctive personality and a positive image. Many rising starlets had clamored for the role. In fact, the role had attracted even the attention of the veterans.
She knew well how the role had landed on her lap. It was because of that fateful night and the strange combination of accidental mishaps. It was the night she had lost her chastity. That was what had gotten her the precious opportunity.
If word of what transpired got out, it would be what everyone called “the unspoken rule of the entertainment industry.”
Ye Youyou was aware of it. But, her opportunity was gone now. No amount of regret was going to bring it back.
If she had successfully completed her role, it was likely that her net worth would have increased, along with it her public following.
Now, it was gone. Completely gone. All her hopes were dashed. Such an opportunity only came once in a lifetime.
Am I supposed to go on the “casting couch” once more for another chance?
Ye Youyou pursed her lips. Her eyes began to sting with unshed tears. She turned her head away and closed her eyes. In a low voice, she said, “Sis, I’m hungry. Can you get me some food?”
Ye Qianqian ended her tirade and replied, “Alright. Give me a moment.”
Just as Ye Qianqian stepped out, she saw a man coming over from the distance.