The Best Male God [Quick Transmigration] - Chapter 21
This chapter was translated by Daed to be hosted on Foxaholic.com.
Huzzah! Arc 1 is done! Shi Xiao Ling will be continuing Arc 2 on the week of September 14th.
9/10/20 EDIT: Shi Xiao Ling is going to translate other projects first to gain EXP. So now you’re stuck with me. – Daed
This was Tang Bingyu’s seventh year since her debut. Although she was only 21 years old, she could be considered as an old senior in the entertainment industry. The reality show《Swapped Lives》she participated in with Zhou Zekai caused them to explode in popularity. For the first time, the netizens realized that city kids were not just “bad kids and nothing more”. On the contrary, they possessed several traits and strengths that others could learn from.
Zhou Zekai’s heaven-defying luck aside, there was the donation that the Zhou family made for the rural village when he participated in the show. After the public road was built, they also helped the mountain products in the village find buyers. Now Ming’an Village flourished and became well-off. The residents were all super grateful that the village had accepted 《Swapped Lives》 that year, it had brought a new future to their village.
Next was Tang Bingyu. She was pretty and her personality could only be considered as “tsundere”.¹ Her pitiful state after she got injured caused people to feel sorry for her. And then later on, she and Zhou Zekai matched well as an ideal couple since the boy was brilliant and the girl was beautiful. This led to the advent of many cp fans, they all believed that these two were a perfect couple!
If you had no money on your person, how would you survive in this city? 14-year-old Zhou Zekai demonstrated his capability. Whether it be in the rural village or in the big city, he was able to live on in a delightful and eventful way no matter what method he used.
Not only did his actions give the adults much to discuss about, even the kids were each and every one of them super dumbstruck. After the show aired, it induced several parents to take their kids to learn the piano. If they couldn’t become a piano teacher when they grew up, then they could at least survive—even if they ran away from home—playing piano in a restaurant…
In any case, that reality show had an immense influence on Tang Bingyu’s debut. Afterwards, when Zhou Zekai signed Tang Bingyu onto his Yu Ze Entertainment Company—for which he had started with his family’s support and blessings—, it had caused a great wave in the entertainment circle. One’s got to know, the rest of the children who had participated in the reality show had all become internet influencers. But this pair of kids was different from the rest. One entered the entertainment industry to become an actress, the other became a CEO and signed the other party on a contract.
Yu Ze Entertainment Company was basically started for Tang Bingyu. And it worked extremely hard to help Tang Bingyu obtain resources and schedules. As its CEO, Zhou Zekai was also constantly in the headlines. Seven years had passed. He had already transitioned from that omnipotent teen in everyone’s hearts to the cool, rich, and domineering CEO that he was now.
At this time, the big screen on the stage was playing the video of Zhou Zekai piggybacking Tang Bingyu down the mountain. Tang Bingyu sat there elegantly, her reminiscing gaze falling upon her young and ignorant self. She hadn’t thought that there would come a day where she would have the accomplishments and position that she had now.
“Bingyu, many people gave a very high score for the movie you debuted in, 《Our Youth》. But I’m of the opinion that your real debut product was this reality show. Tell me, what kind of impact do you think that this reality show has had on your life?”
The scene froze. At the appropriate times, the show host asked her questions. This was a show that conducted celebrity interviews. It had pretty good viewer ratings, and liked most to dig into the behind-the-scenes stories after the celebrities made their name.
“If I have to talk about the impact, then it would most likely be……that this program changed my entire life……”
Tang Bingyu giggled as her gaze fell upon Zhou Zekai, who had been as fresh-faced as she was at that time. She never would have thought that her life would change because of this boy who suddenly appeared. Today she was already one of the popular and big celebrities in the entertainment industry. And all of this, aside from her own hard work, was accredited to that man whose name was ‘Zhou Zekai’.
The show host also smiled at the people on the big screen. There were rumors that Tang Bingyu and Zhou Zekai’s relationship was ambiguous. Otherwise, why would this company name be called “Yu Ze Entertainment”? And in these seven years, there was still just Tang Bingyu as the only star. This was enough to prove that this company had been established specifically for her. And for a domineering and rich CEO like Zhou Zekai to persist from the “love at first sight” that year to the seventh year now, the show host was also envious. Some people were naturally born to be super lucky.
“Then that year when you and CEO Zhou met, what was your impression of him? Do you feel that there is any difference in how he was ‘then’ and ‘now’?”
Tang Bingyu didn’t really feel affronted by the host asking about Zhou Zekai. She thought over the question and answered,
“Probably……that he’s become more mature. When I met him, he was already very incredible, virtually able to do anything. Later on when we worked together, he was a workaholic. Everything had to be done perfectly. My attitude in acting was also due to his influence, I always want to film the best.”
As she thought of Zhou Zekai, this boyfriend of hers who she had already dated for seven years, Tang Bingyu’s expression became even more gentle. Many people believed that whether it was a pair of lovers or a married couple, they would all have the “Seven Years’ Itch.”² But to Tang Bingyu, it was not a problem at all. Her relationship with Zhou Zekai was always harmonious. She loved him, and it was the same for him.
[²TLN: The Seven Years’ Itch (七年之痒) is a popular belief that when couples enter their seventh year in a relationship, they start to grow tired of each other and lose their patience with one another. This leads to fights, cheating, and even breakups or divorces.]
“Oh? Looks like CEO Zhou is indeed as your fans described him: an unsmiling and reserved workaholic? But Bingyu, I’m sure you never thought that you came onto our show and our show has prepared a surprise for you. Do you want to see what CEO Zhou wants to say to you?”
Zhou Zekai had already appeared on the big screen. The appearance of his handsome face on the big scream caused the fans on the set to squeal in delight. Tang Bingyu was also startled. Shortly after, she laughed.
As she nodded, the video began to play. Zhou Zekai was dressed up in extremely ceremonious attire. His hair was carefully styled, and he wore a black suit.
“Bingyu, I don’t know if you remember that today is a very special date. Seven years ago, on this day, you said that you wanted to tell me a secret. And today, I also want to tell you a secret. Right now, turn around—the secret is right there.”
The very short and simple sentence made Tang Bingyu immediately turn her head after she finished watching the video. She was met with the sight of Zhou Zekai who had appeared in the audience who knows when. He was clad in a ceremonious suit, holding Tang Bingyu’s favorite white roses, and walking one step at a time towards her. While Tang Bingyu was still stunned in place, he knelt down on one knee. He held up the fresh flowers before his girlfriend as well as the ring that he had prepared for a long time.
At this moment, the music became soft and gentle. Everyone’s attention was on that man kneeling on the stage as well as the very much astonished Tang Bingyu.
“Seven years ago, you said that you liked me. Now, seven years later, I want to tell you—Tang Bingyu, I love you! No matter if it’s these seven years, the following seven years, or the seven years after that, I will always love you only. Will you marry me?”
The moment the fresh flowers and the ring were presented before her, Tang Bingyu’s tears finally fell. She clutched her mouth and nodded through her tears. At this moment, she couldn’t be bothered to care about her image. She didn’t even take the flowers and ring. Instead, she walked over to Zhou Zekai and bent down to lay her lips onto his, just as she had done seven years ago……
Zhou Zekai, you are the sweetest secret that I hid in my heart.