Chapter 112: Modern Entertainment Circle


    Zuo Yan fulfilled his promise.

    Ge Xiu looked around, and saw that all of the materials that had been piled up in a mess in his room had been transported perfectly to the clean and bright studio, where the maze of manuscripts and models in a mess looked particularly abrupt. It was an almost perfect reproduction, not even the relative position of a single sheet of paper changed.

    Except for one thing…

    He turned to look at Zuo Yan and raised his brows:

    “So, what about my candy?”

    Zuo Yan looked down at him, a fleeting smile on his lips: “In such a hurry?”

    Ge Xiu narrowed his eyes warningly.

    The curvature of Zuo Yan’s lips deepened uncontrollably. He reached into his pocket and took out a few beautifully packaged candies and handed them to Ge Xiu.

    Ge Xiu’s expression lightened slightly from the displeasure before.

    He took the candy from Zuo Yan’s palm, peeled one and stuffed it into his mouth.

    The sweet but not greasy high-grade fruit fragrance melted in his warm mouth, the sense of complete happiness overflowed instantly.

    Ge Xiu glanced at the candy left in his palm.

    “That’s it?” He frowned and looked at Zuo Yan, muttering vaguely: “…Stingy.”

    As a person in power who was worth hundreds of billions and sat on the top of the entire business empire, Zuo Yan did not change his expression hearing this, moreover the corners of his lips even rose happily, without the slightest sense of guilt.

    He asked with an amused face: “You eat so much candy, aren’t you worried about tooth decay?”

    Ge Xiu suddenly became serious:

    “Impossible, I have brushed and maintained my teeth well, and this kind of thing will not happen!”

    Zuo Yan: “…”

    “You seem to be very experienced?” He raised his eyebrows: “Have you suffered a loss?”

    Ge Xiu’s eyes drifted: “…No such thing.”

    Zuo Yan dragged his voice: “…Oh?”

    Ge Xiu coughed twice, then turned and walked quickly towards the messy work table, his speech speeding up in an attempt to cover up: “Ah! There is still a lot of work to do! If I don’t start it will never be finished!”

    Zuo Yan couldn’t help laughing.

    Ge Xiu stopped and shot him a menacing glance.

    Zuo Yan quickly straightened the curving corners of his lips, his face straight and innocent, as if he was not the one who laughed just now.

    At this moment, the mobile phone in Zuo Yan’s pocket suddenly vibrated twice.

    He lowered his head, took out his phone from his pocket, and glanced at the screen.

    Zuo Yan put the phone back in his pocket, raised his head to look at Ge Xiu who was about to start work, and said: “The family doctor is here, go and have a chat with him before starting work.”

    Ge Xiu didn’t lift his head.

    He dragged his voice replying lazily: “Not going…”

    Although he didn’t know the source of his nightmare, he knew that it was not something a psychiatrist in the virtual world could solve.

    “Waste of time.” he whispered.

    Zuo Yan keenly caught his mumbling: “How do you know it’s a waste of time if you don’t go?”

    “Of course I know.” Ge Xiu said lazily.

    His attitude was not tough, but there was some kind of unshakeable certainty in his voice.

    “And I’m going to work now.” Ge Xiu unceremoniously began to chase out him: “You are in the way.”

    Zuo Yan not only did not leave, but took a few steps forward.

    He raised the corners of his lips and said in a deep voice, “You go with me, and I’ll give you the rest of the candies, how about that?”

    Ge Xiu raised his head from his work.

    He asked with a bad face: “Do you think I’m a child?”

    Zuo Yan’s expression became serious: “How is it possible! How could a child design such an exquisite work?”

    He had already unknowingly walked closer to the work table at this moment.

    Zuo Yan leaned down, his eyes drooped slightly, his high brows cast shadows on his eye-sockets, making his eyes darker and filled with profound meaning.

    There was a faint upwards arc on the corner of his lips:

    “And don’t forget, I’m pursuing you.”

    Ge Xiu leaned back and subtly opened the distance between the two: “So?”

    Zuo Yan’s expression didn’t change:

    “I just suddenly remembered that there were still a few packs of unopened candies on the table in the study, mentioning it casually.”

    Ge Xiu frowned.

    “You’re really annoying.” He said with a cold face: “So, in order to shut you up, I’ll go.”

    Zuo Yan straightened up, narrowed his eyes slightly watching the young man accelerate his pace towards the studio’s door, and chuckled involuntarily.

    ——Didn’t you say that you’re not a child?

    Ge Xiu walked to the door only to find that Zuo Yan hadn’t followed.

    He stopped, turned his head to look in Zuo Yan’s direction, and frowned impatiently: “Are you coming?”

    “Of course.”

    Zuo Yan shook his head with a smile, and followed quickly.

    The two came to the study room.

    Dr. Zhao has been waiting there.

    Seeing the two coming, he got up and looked over. He was slightly startled when he saw Ge Xiu. He didn’t seem to expect that the patient he saw last time would appear in front of him again. The next second, Dr. Zhao returned to normal and nodded respectfully to Zuo Yan: “Mr. Zuo.”

    Zuo Yan gave “en” as an answer.

    “He is a psychology doctor from a famous foreign university. He has been the Zuo family’s doctor for at least 20 years. Although he’s not a psychology expert he is trustworthy at least…” Zuo Yan said, turning to look at Ge Xiu “Speaking of which, when you came here last time, it was Dr. Zhao who diagnosed and examined you…”

    Zuo Yan couldn’t help but pause slightly when he saw Ge Xiu.

    The young man frowned, staring at the doctor in front of him, his eyes dark and obscure, as if he was pondering something astonishing.

    Zuo Yan asked, “What’s wrong?”

    His voice awoke Ge Xiu from his thoughts.

    Ge Xiu took a deep look at Dr. Zhang, then withdrew his gaze without a trace and shook his head: “It’s nothing.”

    He took the lead in walking to the soft chair and sat down.

    Zuo Yan glanced at him calmly, turned around and walked towards the door without changing his expression: “Then I won’t disturb you.”

    It was better to be in private during this kind of psychological counseling.

    Zuo Yan walked to the door and a while before closing it he looked at Ge Xiu and said: “By the way, the candy is in the third drawer on the right side of the desk.”

    After speaking, he took a step back and closed the door immediately.

    Only Ge Xiu and Doctor Zhao were left in the huge study.

    Ge Xiu stood up, walked to the desk, opened the drawer, and found the candy Zuo Yan had promised him earlier.

    He tore open the package, grabbed a handful of candy and stuffed it into his pocket, then walked to the soft chair where he was just now and sat down.

    Dr. Zhao watched his movements the whole time.

    Ge Xiu handed him one: “Want one?”

    Dr. Zhao was stunned for a moment, then shook his head and replied politely, “No, thank you.”

    “Why don’t we start now?” He opened the notebook and took a serious careful look at Ge Xiu.

    Ge Xiu shrugged indifferently: “Okay.”

    “I heard that you have been having nightmares?” Dr. Zhao held the pen in his hand and patiently looked at the young man in front of him, his voice calm and soft: “How long has it been?”

    Ge Xiu recalled: “Well… I forgot the specific time.”

    He estimated in his mind the time he spent in the previous worlds, and then said: “About a few months.”

    “What changed at that time in your reality?”

    If it was the real world, he should have been in a coma with his mental body detached.

    If it’s about the virtual world…

    Ge Xiu lowered his eyes thoughtfully, his eyes fell on a distant place, and he casually licked the candy in his mouth.

    The first time he began to be haunted by nightmares was in the world where he had become a merman.

    To be precise, it started when he entered that world.

    Since then, it had never stopped.

    ——Except for when he slept beside Zuo Yan.

    Ge Xiu replied: “Nothing happened, everything was normal.”

    Dr. Zhao lowered his head, wrote a few notes in the notebook, and then looked up at Ge Xiu again: “How often do you have nightmares?”

    “Every time I fall asleep.” Ge Xiu replied.

    “Do you still remember the content of your nightmares?”

    Ge Xiu shrugged: “This, I forget every it time I wake up.”

    Dr. Zhao pondered for a while: “So, you don’t know if the nightmares you have had every time are the same, right?”

    Unexpectedly, Ge Xiu shook his head this time: “Although I will forget the specific details after waking up, I know that the content is the same every time.”

    “How?”

    Ge Xiu frowned and pondered for a few seconds: “Most likely because it feels similar.”

    The same cold, damp, disgusting, boundlessly gloomy and decadent taste.

    In this way, one asked and one answered, leading them to chatter for more than half an hour.

    Ge Xiu had always had a good attitude and cooperated very well during this process, but his eyes were always wandering around the other party’s body, his eyes deep as he was looking at him with a thoughtful look.

    Dr. Zhao’s back felt a little chilled.

    In the end, after stopping himself from speaking out a few times, he finally couldn’t hold back and asked, “That… Mr. Lu, is there something on my face?”

    Ge Xiu shook his head.

    He narrowed his eyes slightly, and suddenly asked, “Is Dr. Zhao married?”

    Dr. Zhao was stunned and shook his head honestly.

    “Do you have children who are about teens?”

    Dr. Zhao shook his head a little embarrassedly: “Mr. Lu, you are joking. I haven’t even gotten married. How could I have a child this age?”

    Ge Xiu shrugged: “Nothing is certain.”

    He took out his phone and asked: “Can I take a picture of you?”

    Dr. Zhao was startled again.

    ——The other really did not play cards according to the routine, making it that even he could not guess what the other party was thinking.

    But he still nodded: “…of course.”

    This inexplicable conversation ended quickly.

    Ge Xiu hurried back to his studio, uploaded the photos to his computer, and started designing software for processing and blending.

    A few hours later, it was already dark outside the window.

    He stared at the photo displayed on the screen with deep eyes, and then pressed the Enter key.

    The image of an adult man changed in an instant, as if turning back time, he soon turned into the appearance of a teenage boy.

    Ge Xiu was stunned.

    He adjusted the body fat percentage of the person in the photo.

    A bony half-adult child with sunken eye sockets, monkey-like, appeared in front of him.

    It was the same as what he remembered, and there was no difference.

    …Xiao Yi.

    late at night.

    There was a knock on the master bedroom door.

    Zuo Yan came to answer the door wearing a home nightgown. He opened the door and saw Ge Xiu’s face unexpectedly.

    He asked teasingly: “What? Do you want to sleep together?”

    Ge Xiu pondered for a while: “Okay.”

    He agreed so readily that Zuo Yan felt a little uncomfortable.

    Before he came back to his senses, Ge Xiu had already wiped his side and walked into the room.

    Zuo Yan turned his head and looked behind him.

    Seeing that Ge Xiu was already sitting on the edge of the bed, he tilted his head:

    “…just right, I also have something to ask you.”

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Bamboo has something to say:

I was so obsessed today, thinking about Welcome to Nightmare Live and Thriller Trainee crossover. These two are so good, absolute must read!!

Welcome to nightmare live is by Sangwo, Born to Be Rebellious author!

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3 thoughts on “Chapter 112: Modern Entertainment Circle

  1. I don’t remember who Xiao Yi was. From the description it sounds like it was his best friend from the interstellar world…right? Idk it’s been a while since I first started reading this and read that arc so who knows. If that is the case, I’m super curious what’s going on, who’s likeness they’re actually stealing (since it’s probably someone from the real world then, right? Like maybe someone who secretly helped our leads. I’m thinking a scientist with a conscience) and aaaaaagh my curiosity over this whole series mystery is through the roof now. I can’t wait to see how it all unfolds. See the scientists get fucked and see Ge Xiu reunite with our ml with a peace of mind. I wanna see them embrace each other in front of the burning laboratory. It’ll be glorious, I tell ya. Anyway thanks again and looking forward to more!

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