An Athlete Held Up By An Entertainment Career - 2
After merging with his original memories, Yu Nian returned to his residence.
—A small apartment, a small place, the house was filled with clutter.
A thin layer of dust covered the surface of the shoe cabinet in the foyer, and the potted orchid plant placed next to the shoe cabinet had completely withered.
Looking further inside, there was a pile of clothes on the sofa in the living room and a lot of unwashed dishes in the kitchen sink.
Yu Nian moved the dead orchid plant to a corner of the living room, letting it bask in some sunlight. After sprinkling some water on the leaves and roots, Yu Nian left it alone.
Turning on the TV and letting the news play in the background, Yu Nian found the rubber gloves and put them on. The TV was showing a special Olympic program from the sports channel.
“Experts have been invited here today, to introduce to us the overall plan for the Los Angeles Olympic Games.”
“Hello, Host. It’s been 44 years since Los Angeles has hosted the Olympic games, the last time they had such an honor was in 1984.”
Using the vacuum cleaner, he vacuumed the whole house and sorted the clothes into the washing machine. After half a day, he finally finished drying the clothes and washing the dishes. The house was clean, both inside and out. The home was bright and tidy for the first time in a long while.
Yu Nian took off his gloves, took out some paper towels, folded them into squares, and wiped them on his sweaty forehead. He thought if he didn’t transmigrate into a book, if he did these things, those relatives of his will be worried, quickly rushing over to see if his hands were injured.
Shaking his head, Yu Nian removed the guitar that was hanging on the living room wall and sat down on the sofa to have a rest. He tried to fiddle with the guitar strings. Before transmigrating, he was most skilled at playing the piano and the violin. He has also played the guitar, and he is a quick learner.
At the moment, however, his strumming fingers were strangely unfamiliar with the notes. Once he tried to recall the melodies that should be engraved in his bones, his mind became confused. As if he was in a daze, he could only play a few simple chords with his best efforts.
Yu Nian put down his guitar, meditated for a moment, and looked at the paper scattered on the coffee table in front of the sofa. The original body had written down a notice schedule, course schedule, etc., the handwriting was really far from neat.
Yu Nian picked up the pen next to him, took another piece of blank paper and began to write. He wrote his name: Yu Nian. There were two crooked words on the white paper.
“It’s kind of interesting.” Yu Nian whispered to himself. He studied calligraphy with his grandparents from an early age, and his handwriting is commendable. Has his handwriting even been affected now?
He tried to draw, but he couldn’t even draw the lines well. There was no doubt that he is now faithfully carrying out the identity of the original book’s “flower vase”. After making a series of attempts, Yu Nian confirmed this point.
The discussion between the Host and the Experts on TV was getting more and more in-depth. “Yes, this time, apart from the necessary projects, no new permanent venues will be built; so it is less likely that the budget will get out of control.”
“Well, we also see that some new events have been added to the Los Angeles Olympic Games.”
Yu Nian leaned on the sofa, closed his eyes and pressed the temple: “System.”
[Hello, Host.] The electronic voice responded immediately. This was the first time Yu Nian has communicated with the System since he heard the System binding prompt outside Liu Chuan’s office.
“What do you mean by terms and bindings?”
[The rules have broken and the System recognizes the Master]. The System provided a simple explanation.
The moment Yu Nian said the words “I refuse”, it had changed the fate of the characters in the book. He had stepped outside the rules, and the butterfly effect of this refusal was huge. But the book’s original setting was still in effect, and the malice against Yu Nian has not diminished in the slightest.
Yu Nian silently read the word “rules”, looked at his own handwriting on a blank sheet of paper which was comparable to that of a primary school student, and asked, “What’s the situation now?”
[The Host is shackled by the plot.] The talents and skills engraved in his soul were completely dusty because they were shackled by the plot.
“Then,” Yu Nian folded the white paper he had just written on in half. He got up and threw it into the trash can. Then he smiled and asked, “What can you do?” Since the System can explain the current situation, it should also have a solution.
Sure enough, the System gave the answer.
[The System releases Extreme Sports Tasks, and the Host can gradually release the shackles after completion. ]
Yu Nian blinked and the corners of his mouth turned up. Through the book, there was a chance to release the shackles of the plot, but also being able to try a field he already wanted to, doesn’t seem too bad, right? “What’s the mission?” As soon as he spoke, a translucent panel appeared in front of him.
[Task 1: Complete the training of Mountain Biking Skills and Downhill Courses, participate in the Tianmen Mountain Ladder Downhill Race, and place within the top three places.]
[Task 2: Complete the training of Longboarding and Mountain Trails, participate in the Tianmen Mountain Open Longboarding Race, and place within the top three places.]
[Task 3: Complete the Trail Running Course Training, participate in the Wumeng Mountain 450km Super Cross Country Race, finish the race and pass the finish line.]
[Please select an option to complete.]
Yu Nian looked at the three tasks.
Mountain bike rappelling, longboard rappelling, cross-country running. In fact, he has never touched any of them before, choosing which one didn’t matter to him.
The conversation between the Host and the Expert on TV continues.
“… The longboard was quickly added into the official events of the Olympic Games, and the requirements are still being drawn up. It is expected to enter the public view at the next Los Angeles Olympic Games.”
“The entry of the longboard competition into the Olympic Games will help to strengthen the Olympic concept of Los Angeles this time.”
“It can be predicted that the sports industry will usher in a blowout development, and the sports hobbies of the Chinese people will no longer be limited to traditional events.”
Yu Nian’s eyes fell on Task Two: “That’s it.”
When he made his choice, the font of the other two task options on the panel faded away and the font of Task 2 became enlarged and highlighted.
[Task two unlocked, longboarding skill speeding, mountain trail speeding course opened.]
[For the first task, the reward is given in advance: the shackles are lifted– painting. Reclaim the reward for mission failure. ]
Instantly, Yu Nian only felt that the shackles wrapped around his body were one layer less, and his soul felt relieved. He picked up the paper and pencil once again. This time, the drawing skills he learned from his grandmother were not hindered in any way.
Lines, colors, forms. The paper jumped with spirit.
The next morning, the doorbell rang.
Yu Nian was serving porridge, heard the sound, and went over to open the door. A young man with a strange face stood outside the door. He looked at Yu Nian and stammered: “Hello, Brother Yu Nian!”
“I am, my name is Deng Jingwei, that, uh….”
Yu Nian waited for him to continue.
Deng Jingwei flushed and said: “Brother Liu Chuan is busy. The company asked me to be your agent.” After saying this, he immediately showed a look of shame, burying his head and daring not to look at Yu Nian’s face.
The reason why Liu Chuan was busy and let a newcomer like him come along to bring Yu Nian, was that Liu Chuan wanted to leave Yu Nian in the cold and teach him a lesson; so that Yu Nian can turn around and beg Liu Chuan to come back.
After all, what resources can such a new agent bring to Yu Nian? Artists who normally want to develop in the Entertainment Industry will probably die of despair if they have such a brand new agent.
Deng Jingwei was already mentally prepared for Yu Nian’s rage, scolding him and telling him to get lost. Yu Nian did not say anything, just nodded and asked, “Have you eaten breakfast?”
Deng Jingwei: “Huh?”
Half an hour later, Deng Jingwei touched his round stomach, saw Yu Nian get up to clear the dishes, hurriedly stood up and put the dishes into the sink, one step ahead of him. He squeezed some detergent and put it in the water while carefully checking Yu Nian’s face. There wasn’t an unhappy look ……
”Brother Yu Nian–“
”Just call me by my name.”
”Ahem, Yu Nian, aren’t you angry?”
”Hmm? Angry about what?” Yu Nian walked over and carefully washed his hands in the sink on the other side. Deng Jingwei saw him finish washing his hands and pulled out a soft cotton towel to dry his hands.
Somehow, a simple gesture of wiping his hands made him reveal a bit of reserved elegance. The beautiful face, with the pair of light and cool eyes, was extremely pleasant to the eyes. Not at all what the people in the company said, saying his looks were ‘vulgar’ in their evaluation of Yu Nian. Obviously, this was untrue, Yu Nian was just so beautiful…..
Thinking of Yu Nian’s question just now, Deng Jingwei hesitated for a moment and truthfully said, “I just joined the profession, and I don’t know many people. The resources I can bring you are certainly not as good as Brother Liu Chuan, or even–“
“Even after ten and a half months, I may not be able to get you any jobs.” The voice of guilt.
“And, and Brother Liu Chuan said, you don’t have to go to the company these days.”
Liu Chuan’s original words were: “That punk has been studying with the teacher for a year and has not learned anything. I don’t think we should waste anymore training resources on him. Let’s see how far he can go with being a vase.” Deng Jingwei naturally dared not tell Yu Nian about this.
Yu Nian indicates that he knew. Liu Chuan was just in line with his line of thinking. Yu Nian wanted to start the training and study of the longboard speeding course. If he didn’t get a notice, he will have time to focus on his tasks.
He raised his eyes to look at Deng Jingwei: “You don’t need to be stressed.” Deng Jingwei was so moved that he almost knelt down in front of him.
“But I need to be sure of one thing.” Hearing Yu Nian’s words, Deng Jingwei immediately stood at attention: “Say it.”
Yu Nian leaned against the sink, folding the cotton soft towels that had wiped his hands and threw them into the trash basket: “Since I will be under your care, I want to ensure that my best interest is top priority.”
He looked over, with a smile at the corner of his mouth, so good-looking that people were a little afraid to look straight at him. Deng Jingwei was shocked by this face, obviously, a bit lost in thought: “Dang, of course!”
“I don’t want Liu Chuan to know my every move.” Yu Nian looked at him, his voice faded a little, and there was a look of inquiry in his eyes. Deng Jingwei was excited and immediately became serious: “Don’t worry, I’m definitely not a two-faced person.” Yu Nian nodded: “Then, I look forward to working with you.”
Deng Jingwei was full of emotion and passion when he saw that Yu Nian had accepted him as a rookie agent. “I’ll definitely try to find you a job!”
Yu Nian looked at him, “Okay.”
Then half a month went by, and sure enough, he couldn’t get any jobs. Deng Jingwei was ashamed and restless. If it goes on like this, he and Yu Nian will be completely reduced to being invisible in the company! He doesn’t care. He’s used to it all the time.
But Yu Nian is so good-looking, for him to be reduced to being a nobody and just wasting his days away, what a pity!
Just when Deng Jingwei was worried, thinking how to explain to Yu Nian.
Yu Nian unpacked a delivery box, peeled off the tight packaging, pulled out the expensive custom-made longboard, and spoke: “Let’s go.”
Deng Jingwei was bewildered: “Ah, where to go?”
“To study. That’s right,” Yu Nian looked at his newly purchased portable drawing board after the shackles of painting were lifted, “Help me bring this along.”
Deng Jingwei obediently picked up his things and went out behind Yu Nian.
He rode a small electric scooter to pick up Yu Nian early this morning before dawn and heard Yu Nian say he wanted to go to Wenxi Mountain.
To Wenxi Mountain? What can he learn there?
Except for temples and tourists, there don’t seem to be any courses there.
Deng Jingwei was full of doubts.