Chapter 522 Gaudy
Zhou Yingxue was most unhappy with this point. She thought the other party would be very punctual, but in the end, they stood her up for an entire week!
Zhou Yingxue looked at Ren Xiaosu. “Master, aren’t you angry?”
Ren Xiaosu smiled confidently and said, “There’s no need to overthink it. When this singer arrives, I’ll just need to say something to her and she’ll immediately change her attitude.”
Zhou Yingxue was stunned. Looking at Ren Xiaosu’s confident smile, she realized Ren Xiaosu might know something that she did not.
But since her master had spoken, she did not have anything else to add.
After waiting for another three days, the female singer’s entourage finally arrived. Ren Xiaosu and Zhou Yingxue were waiting outside the black market to pick them up.
More than twenty vehicles were approaching in the distance. This lineup was much larger than Luo Xinyu’s entourage when she went on her concert tour.
Zhou Yingxue mumbled, “I’ve long heard about how the celebrities of the Central Plains are spoiled rotten. They command even greater importance than the consortiums’ officials, and when they go on tour, they get escorted by such huge entourages and get ferried around wherever they go. I didn’t expect it to really be like that.”
Ren Xiaosu asked, “Are there many celebrities in the Central Plains?”
“There are a considerable number of them.” Zhou Yingxue said, “After all, the residents of the strongholds don’t have any particularly good entertainment outlets. Ever since all the books were collected by the consortiums and stored in the libraries, there’s been a lack of spiritual food for the brain. There’s a lot of people in the strongholds who chase after celebrities like fanatics. It’s like they can’t wait to give away everything they have to the celebrities they idolize.”
Ren Xiaosu nodded. “In an era of spiritual barrenness, it sure is very easy to become obsessed with something. But surely this isn’t enough for her to act with so much self-importance, right?”
“These celebrities all have backers.” Zhou Yingxue said softly, “The backers are all important figures of the consortiums. Some of them might appear like a father figure to the celebrities on the surface, but in reality…”
The entourage came to a stop at the front of Zhou Yingxue. The female singer did not even get out and only asked her assistant to open the door of the minivan for her. She looked at Zhou Yingxue and said, “Are you the bodyguard this time?”
Zhou Yingxue nodded. “Yes, I am.”
The female singer started sizing up Zhou Yingxue. When she saw the ring on her finger, she giggled. “How gaudy.”
Zhou Yingxue was stunned. What kind of upbringing did she have to call other people gaudy to their faces? What! Did celebrities not have parents to teach them manners?!
However, what she did not know was that in show business, when someone started throwing their weight around, it would make any observer feel like their intelligence had been insulted. For example, during a gala, some female celebrities would stay up for several nights in a row just to plot how to get the centermost seat.
That was an industry no one could make sense of.
Zhou Yingxue held back her anger and did not retort. She said calmly, “I’ll be the one in charge of protecting you for the duration of this tour. Along the way, if any security risks arise, please follow my instructions to the letter. Only then will your safety not be compromised.”
These words were very familiar to Zhou Yingxue. After all, she had said the same thing to many of the big shots of the Yang Consortium in the past.
The female singer glanced at Zhou Yingxue before turning her head to Ren Xiaosu. “And who is he?”
“He’s my assistant,” Zhou Yingxue said.
The female singer said in disdain, “How unrefined! His clothes aren’t even ironed, and he looks so unsophisticated like he’s a student.”
Zhou Yingxue was secretly amused. It was fine that this female singer tried to provoke her, but offending her master as well? Who knew if she might get into some sort of trouble in the future?
Even though her master might seem quite amiable now, his fearsomeness was something that was already fucking legendary.
The female singer continued, “Why did you bring an assistant with you? I didn’t hear the person who accepted our mission request bring it up.”
When Zhou Yingxue heard the other party referring to “the Anjing House” as “the person who accepted the mission request,” she realized she did not seem to know what the Anjing House was capable of.
Zhou Yingxue explained, “I’m a sniper. He’s my assistant and also my spotter.”
The female singer got a little interested. “You’re actually a sniper?”
But that was as far as her interest went. Ren Xiaosu took a sudden step forward, like he had something to say.
Zhou Yingxue was cheering in her head. ‘Here he comes! Master said he only needed to say something to the other party to make her change her attitude immediately.’
Ren Xiaosu smiled and said, “Do you know Yang Xiaojin?”
According to Ren Xiaosu’s thinking, if this person was from the Saboteurs, she would definitely know about Yang Xiaojin. After all, Yang Xiaojin was one of the most important figures in the Saboteurs.
The female singer frowned. “What nonsense are you talking about?”
Ren Xiaosu looked around. Perhaps it was not convenient for her to speak as there were too many people around. In that case, he would have to wait for her to tell him in private.
He whispered to the female singer, “I’m in Room 1009.”
Zhou Yingxue was stunned. How awesome was her master? He actually gave a celebrity his room number on their first meeting? Was this a hint? No! This was as direct as it could get!
The female singer frowned. “Your assistant doesn’t look half-bad, but he’s too unkempt, and there’s something wrong with his brain too!” As she said that, the female singer got her assistant to close the minivan’s door. Then the entourage drove towards the hotel in the black market.
Zhou Yingxue looked at her dazed master and nearly laughed out loud. “So what Master meant when you said you had a way to deal with her was to give her an open invitation to your room?”
Ren Xiaosu’s face darkened. “No one will think you’re mute if you don’t speak, y’know.”
Ren Xiaosu was not too sure if this female singer was really from the Saboteurs anymore.
He could only wait until nighttime to see if she would come to his room and tell him the truth. If Yang Xiaojin knew he was still alive, she would definitely rush over immediately. Therefore, if this female singer were really from the Saboteurs, she would surely make contact with him as soon as possible.
Zhou Yingxue spun around and whispered to Ren Xiaosu, “Master, she said that I’m gaudy. Do you think I’m gaudy?”
Ren Xiaosu took a look at Zhou Yingxue’s hand and saw ten shining rings on her fingers. He sighed and said, “She isn’t wrong to say so…. Of course, I’m still on your side in other aspects. That female celebrity really is a little pretentious….”
The pretentiousness was probably referring to how the other party did not even get out of the van and ordered others to do things for her. This sort of behavior was a real turnoff.
Zhou Yingxue quietly removed the rings and carefully stuffed them back into her pocket. “I think all of you just don’t know how to appreciate what’s nice!”
When the two of them returned to the hotel, the female singer’s assistant was already waiting for them in the lobby.
When the assistant saw the two of them, he smiled and said, “Our boss can be a little cranky sometimes. If both of you were offended, please forgive us.”
Zhou Yingxue’s anger subsided a little. “That’s more like it.”
Then the middle-aged male assistant smiled and said, “However, there’s a confidentiality agreement here that we need both of you to sign. Oh right, Ms. Zhou, while we’ve hired you as our bodyguard this time, it’s actually more for the sake of showcasing our status. Please do not interfere too much with the boss’s schedule.”