The Film Tycoon’s National Sister (25)
Lu Zixi groggily woke up. Still half-asleep, he became aware of something soft in his arms.
He was immediately startled awake and saw Bai Weiwei leaning against him and huddling in his arms.
His arms supported her head.
And her breath, softly blowing on his bare chest, brought an itchy sensation with it.
Lu Zixi’s body stiffened for a moment before he carefully moved.
He pushed her out of his arms.
Bai Weiwei meekly rolled over and continued to sleep.
The quilt dropped to her stomach, and beneath her mussed clothing, a bit of white, extremely enticing skin peeked out.
Lu Zixi’s breathing became heavy, and he immediately got out of bed.
He hurried over to the bathroom.
When he came out again, he saw Bai Weiwei hugging the sheets, sitting alone on the bed and watching him warily.
Lu Zixi’s footsteps paused. He forced the corners of his lips upward, trying to greet her naturally.
But because of his recollection of what happened last night.
And his previous disgust and aversion towards her.
It looked a bit abnormal.
He could only expressionlessly say: “You will live here in the future. I will have someone prepare a room for you.”
Saying this, he turned around and left.
Suddenly, her soft voice called out from behind. “Gege?”
It sounded uncertain and tentative.
Lu Zixi had already reached the door. He stopped, was silent for a moment, then calmly responded: “En.”
This “en” was like an unshackling of the years-long feud between them.
Lu Zixi felt a sense of relief.
Suddenly, the sound of light footsteps came from behind him, and a soft body hugged him from behind.
She hugged him from behind, calling out softly and clearly again: “Gege.”
This “gege” was full of boundless joy.
Her voice was lively and cheerful. “Even if you only acknowledge me for one day, I’m… very happy.”
Lu Zixi’s nose was sour as he allowed her to hug him. After a long time, he finally said: “It’s more than a day.”
【Ding, the male lead’s favorability is 40.】
System: …This terrifying increase in favorability was abnormally fast.
After a surge of favorability, Bai Weiwei finally gave up on tossing Lu Zixi for the time being.
She began to manage her acting career.
The green tea meimei advertisement was still a hot topic.
After all, Bai Weiwei’s looks appealed to both the young and old. Every man had such a lovable meimei in his heart.
Every woman had a pure dream in her heart.
And Bai Weiwei undoubtedly fit all the criteria.
The green tea company had also called her and said that many people had contacted her, wanting to ask her to shoot an advertisement or play a part.
But Bai Weiwei refused them all.
Because she was interested in the latest big production.
It was Xiao Yi’s new movie, 《Dream-like Blossoms1》.
The system said: “Take advantage of your brief popularity as a sister and brush up on the favorability. What are you acting for?”
Bai Weiwei’s words sounded righteous: “Because then I can openly and honestly2 go hook up with other people.”
Bai Weiwei: “You don’t understand. Just having the identity of a little sister isn’t enough to complete the favorability meter. I have to use an outside force to stimulate Lu Zixi and make him increase his favorability.”
System: How could you talk about such a vulgar plan so openly?
Lu Zixi looked impatiently at Xiao Yi.
“I want to be done with work. If you have something to say, then hurry up.”
Xiao Yi looked immensely pleased3. “I found a person for the meimei role in 《Dream-like Blossoms》.
Lu Zixi absent-mindedly checked the time. “Congratulations.”
He had recently gotten off work earlier.
Every time he came home, he would see a pink figure quietly sneaking peeks at him.
Seeing that he had returned, she would then run off like a startled rabbit.
This sister of his was a bit timid.
But the butler told him that every time he got off work, she would silently stand by the door, waiting for him.
Sometimes he would come back late, and she would wait for him without even eating dinner.
Since then, he started coming back much earlier.
Xiao Yi said with a smile: “She’s called Bai Weiwei. She’s green tea meimei who’s very popular online.”
Lu Zixi carelessly responded, then raised his head. He said coldly: “Who did you say it was?”
Xiao Yi led Lu Zixi downstairs. “There’s a practice room downstairs. She’s practicing her lines with the actor playing her brother.”
Lu Zixi hurried over to the practice room.
And he saw Bai Weiwei with an innocent and sweet smile on her face. She hugged a man standing across from her, looked up, and said softly: “Gege.”
Lu Zixi felt a fire within him flare up.
1: 《繁花似梦》: flowers + resemble/similar to + dream(s). 繁花 seems to be a collective term for many or numerous flowers.↩
2: 光明正大: fair and aboveboard.↩
3: 春分得意: looks like it’s part of a longer verse from Tang poet Meng Jiao’s <登科后> (which roughly means something like “on becoming an official”). It contrasted his previous frustration and hardship with the triumph and joy of gaining fame and prestige (and of course, his official title) after passing the imperial examination. This part of the poem basically describes the joy the speaker feels.↩