Transmigrated as the Cannon Fodder Abandoned by the Movie Star - Chapter 3
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Gu Qingchi lived in a shabby tube-shaped apartment. The only nice thing about it was the Boston ivy crawling all over the wall, which added a certain vitality to this place.
Anyway, it was surprising to see such a desolate building surviving rigorously in this flourishing downtown. People who lived here were struggling to make ends meet.
It was dark since the corridor lights broke a long time ago. Fortunately, Gu Qingchi lived on the second floor. It doesn’t take long for him to get to the house.
He was sharing the room with others. The landlord renovated the house into compartments. Up to five people were staying in this house, which was dozens of square meters big. Even so, the rent for a downtown house like this was still quite expensive.
Someone was in the living room when Gu Qingchi went in.
Not sure if it could be qualified as a living room since the room was so small. A sofa was placed in the corner, and the rest of the place was stacked with boxes except for a small space in front of the couch.
A woman in a braced skirt was getting ready to go out. She wore blue winged eye shadow with excessive mascara on the eyelashes. Her hair was still damp.
Gu Qingchi and her looked at each other and got back to their own business. One went inside the room. Both of them didn’t speak. People who lived under the same roof understood enough to keep a distance from each other.
Gu Qingchi quickly went inside his bedroom. As soon as he opened the door, a Dragon Li2 was running towards him, clutching his pants and trying to climb up into his arms.
Gu Qingchi didn’t like raising pets and never intended to keep one either. His life was already such a mess. It was too tiresome to be responsible for another life.
The cat just came out of nowhere. It was only a few months old, looking bony and sick.
It hid in the Boston ivy most times and waited for him at the building gate every day. As soon as it saw Gu Qingchi, it would run to him. No matter how late Gu Qingchi returned at night, it would always pop up and welcome him.
Usually, Gu Qingchi just ignored it, leaving the cat to chase after him with its tiny legs.
Until one day, it showed up with a crippled leg. Its body was all dirty and messy. Usually, it managed to keep it clean. But the moment it saw Gu Qingchi, it still ran towards him happily.
Gu Qingchi had never seen such a persistent cat.
He took a day off and spent half a month’s salary to treat its leg. He even cleaned up his small room and put a cat nest in there.
Gu Qingchi set the food package on the nightstand. The cat jumped into his arms as soon as he sat down.
It sat on Gu Qingchi’s lap, licking his chin enthusiastically. Unlike most cats, it was very affectionate and was always around him.
On the other hand, Gu Qingchi seemed somewhat aloof. He just executed his duty to feed the cat and clean its nest.
He put out a hand and held the cat by the scruff of its neck. It didn’t struggle and just curled up its legs.
After putting it on the floor, that cat just sat and stared at Gu Qingchi obediently.
Gu Qingchi wanted to sit for some more time. He had to get up because the cat was too playful.
The head waiter knew he had a cat. So he put some fish inside the food package as well.
Gu Qingchi put the fish on its small plate. The cat sat up and started to eat.
When Gu Qingchi looked for it again, the cat was asleep in its nest with a chew toy in its mouth.
More than half a piece of fish was left on the plate. He gave just the right amount of food since he already kept its food intake in mind. Usually, it would eat it all up.
The restaurant worked three shifts, morning, evening, and night shift.
Gu Qingchi only worked the evening shift, which started from five to ten pm.
Most customers would come at that time. And he would receive the most tips due to its heavy workload.
The restaurant has a high standard towards waiters’ bearings and even invited a British teacher to do the staff training. All workers had to keep their back upright while working. If someone were caught behaving wrongly, he would be fined.
Even for young fellas, working for 4-5 hours straight was unbearable.
Therefore, they would take turns to rest. They would lean by the counter of the bar and go to serve the table in need. That way, they could at least drink some water.
Gu Qingchi just arrived at the bar. The bartender knew him for some time. Gu Qingchi was a wine-lover. It was inappropriate to drink during working time. So he made him a fruit punch instead. In that case, he wouldn’t reek of alcohol.
He hasn’t taken a sip yet.
A colleague came over with a menu in his hand.
“Qingchi, that customer came again and wanted you to serve specifically.”
The bartender next to him was used to this situation. He laughed while wiping the glass.
“Another one? If I were you, I might pick one to date. A guy or a girl this time?”
The colleague passed the menu to Gu Qingchi. Gu Qingchi didn’t respond. He put down the glass then headed over there.
The colleague leaned over to gossip with the bartender; he stood upright in a suit and started to speak with a bit of accent.
“Just drop it. It’s a little girl, looks like a student who doesn’t have a lot of money. She saw him through the door when he was carrying the tray, and then she insisted on coming inside and asking for his Wechat ID 3. You know how popular Qingchi is. So many people fell for him. This little girl won’t stand a chance.”
The bartender handed him a glass of water. The colleague thanked him, took a sip, and continued talking.
“It’s been half of a month already. Every few days, this girl came over here and only demanded Gu Qingchi to serve her, which made him tired as hell. He didn’t even get any tip every time running around serving this girl.”
The bartender nodded.
A young girl who likes to fantasize is tricky to handle. She will do anything for the so-called love, which only touched herself. She never thinks about how much trouble she brings to other people.
Guo Ling recently fell in love, well, one-sidedly.
She had such a crush for the first time. Her heart couldn’t stop beating when she saw Gu Qingchi. And she couldn’t help picturing a life with him. Having kids wouldn’t be scary like she used to think as long as they were together.
The first time she saw him was when she was shopping with a friend.
They were planning to check out the affordable luxury store next to the restaurant. They dressed in their best clothes and put on high heels. It took them a long time to put on makeup as well.
They walked into the boutique, acting sophisticated, and went out shockingly as soon as they saw those price tags. When they looked at each other in embarrassment, she turned around and saw Gu Qingchi through the glass door.
At the time, he was leaning over with his left hand in the back and the right hand holding a tray. His every move was sublime.
No matter being a customer or a waiter in this restaurant. They all wore suits and behaved elegantly. It was a totally different world for those two girls. They had no guts to come inside, just dawdling at the door and taking pictures in secret.
Finally, she plucked up her courage to open the door and stumbled into his world.
Although in the end, she was rejected.
It was like a dream meeting someone like that. He was totally different from her classmates, who only liked joking around, gaming, and behaving rudely. Those boys were so full of themselves, which was so annoying.
The more she thought about this, the more she wanted to fight for this love. What if she ended up with him in the end?
Suppose she had a boyfriend like that. Other people would be so jealous of her.
Her other girlfriends said she was nuts falling in love with a waiter. Only the girl who went with her understood.
However, Guo Ling sighed, frustratingly grabbing the edge of the table. She wanted to cry without tears. She had come here many times already, but apart from taking pictures and videos in secret, she had achieved no progress, not even knowing his name.
Guo Ling cupped her face and sighed again.
Gu Qingchi came to her table with his left hand behind his back and right hand in front. He leaned over and asked.
“What can I do for you ?”
After so many days of attempts to woo him, Guo Ling became a little frustrated. Her plan of pursuing him had to be canceled due to lacking pocket money. She said in a sorrowful tone.
“This is my last time coming here. Can I shoot a video of you?”
While speaking, she took out a camera from her bag and very professionally put it on the table.
Gu Qingchi didn’t mind these. Usually, many customers in the restaurant took pictures of him secretly. He was somewhat relieved to hear that the girl finally gave up on him.
Guo Ling’s love was shot down. She was so sad, which made her bolder. She continued asking.
“Can I upload to Weibo 4?”
Better get something out of nothing.
At least she could show these to her friends who thought she was losing her mind. They would know better after seeing these.
“And also those videos I took before. Can I upload them to Weibo as well ?”
Gu Qingchi didn’t mind. Compared to other customers, this clumsy little girl was kind of lovely.
“As you please.”
Guo Ling turned her sadness into motivation and shot many videos and photos the whole night. She was planning to edit those overnight.
She was a vlogger, not famous, but she was very good at editing videos.
Gu Qingchi was a handsome guy without question. He looked immaculate at any angle when people took pictures of him. His face made those photos come alive. So a professional camera would work a lot of magic.
Guo Ling edited a short video of him working. She couldn’t bear to send out a long one, let alone sharing this short clip.
She edited out the customers and the logo of the restaurant. It gave a vibe of a working butler, wearing white gloves and holding a tray. His upright back, impeccable manner, and puritanical uniform. He looked like an anime character who would captivate people’s hearts.
She also inserted some scenes in the middle of the video; one was him turning back when the colleague called him and one scene of him relaxing.
After uploading the video, she chose some photos of him to send out as well.
She didn’t forget to tag her friends. What’s wrong with him being a waiter? She also added this tag. # I’m married!#
Although she couldn’t marry him in reality, it was still nice to make them jealous.
After editing all these, Guo Ling went to bed with satisfaction. She had no clue that her video and photos were forwarded like crazy overnight by netizens. Until the topic was trending 1st on Weibo
# I’m married.#