On this quiet and beautiful New Year's Eve, the moonlight shone coolly on the earth. Outside the window, it was a rare quiet moment, with almost no traffic because everyone was at home with their family and loved ones.
Although this man really tried to deceive him, Ming Yu wasn't angry. On the contrary, he thought that the other person was interesting. Finding Ming Yu on a whim to eat dinner together, only to eat his own food after waiting 10 minutes.
—This type of behaviour, he didn't know from when it began.
But… there was one thing that Ming Yu cared about.
"Xi Ze, since you came to eat with me, does this mean you aren't going home for the new year?" Ming Yu gently rested his hands on the gla.s.s on the coffee table and laughed. "I really appreciate your kindness, but you should be home for the new year. Being with family is really important."
They might be friends, but Ming Yu thought it was a bit much for the other person to leave his family.
As soon as these words were heard, Xi Ze suddenly made a strange facial expression and sighed. "I was driven out."
Ming Yu, “…”
After a long moment, Ming Yu's mouth twitched and he couldn't help saying, "So, you came to find me after being driven out of your home?" The youth said the last words through gritted teeth. His beautiful face made his expression look very vivid.
Xi Ze saw the youth's 'Believe it or not, I will drive you out right now' and replied indifferently, "Don't you want to know why I was driven out?"
Ming Yu smiled, "I don't want to know."
Xi Ze, "…"
A moment later, Xi Ze calmly said, "Since you want to know, I can tell you. In fact…"
"Hey, I said I don't want to know!"
"I said to the couple, I have a friend who has no relatives and few friends in the capital. He might be very lonely on Chinese New Year, so I want to invite him home."
Ming Yu's voice subsided as he became immersed in the man's dark and mysterious eyes.
Seeing the handsome and elegant face slightly loosen up, XI Ze showed a touch of a faint smile and continued, "After I said this, even though I rarely return home a few times a year, the young couple directly kicked me out of the door and said to me, 'Spend the new year with your friend, your parents will be in a romantic couple's world.'"
Ming Yu couldn't help laughing as he heard this. He helplessly raised his hands and asked, "Xi Ze, is it really okay to call your parents 'the couple'?"
Xi Ze raised an eyebrow, "Is there a problem?"
Ming Yu helplessly spread open his hands. "It is good if you are happy."
This New Year’s Eve, Ming Yu never experienced it.
For the first 20 years of his previous life, he struggled alone. Forget New Years, he didn't rest throughout the whole year. Then he slowly gained fame and had more and more friends. His Chinese New Year was often eating with a friend and then returning to an empty house. He counted down the seconds alone, waiting the arrival of the new year.
This time, by coincidence, he actually spent the new year with Xi Ze. This feeling was really wonderful, making Ming Yu refreshed. Thus, he gradually removed his defenses as he talked to the man sitting across from him.
Their topics ranged from the sky to the recent high-end fashion shows around the world.
There were no more than 15 studios in the world that could host high-end fashion shows. They often scheduled their shows in the same one month period. During this period, even if Xi Ze was busy, he needed to fly around the world to watch different fashion shows.
Xi Ze was talking about a high-end fashion show he just attended last week in Denmark when Ming Yu suddenly remembered, "Are you talking about Sharice's spring and summer fashion show? I watched the live broadcast on the computer. I really like this year's Southeast Asian style. It is unfortunate that I couldn't see it with my own eyes."
Xi Ze gently nodded, "Yes, it is Sharice. This year, they used a full line of silver and precious gems in the design. The pattern of the clothing and the location arrangement was very important. If you look at it, you might be able to see that for the wedding dress finale, it was inlaid with a large white gem."
Ming Yu couldn't help being amazed in this talk with Xi Ze. He didn't know about anything else, but he knew that this man could talk to him about anything regarding design, whether it was unpopular knowledge or the slightest attention to detail.
Xi Ze was very good at chatting, leading the topics.
In fact, Ming Yu previously asked if Xi Ze checked his information, but he also checked this man's information through various methods.
When Xi Ze first appeared in the public's field of view at the age of 15, he was a talented designer. He didn't think about becoming a model, not to mention the world's first ranked supermodel.
At the age of 15, Xi Ze won the Noah World Design Compet.i.tion, with the highest score coming from 'Yi Ya.' In the same year, he was signed by 'Ji and Ya' and became an a.s.sistant designer, receiving the guidance of Ms. Ji Heya.
Known as the mother of Chinese designed, Ms. Ji Heya was a charitable and gentle old lady. She imparted her own experience onto Xi Ze and discovered that he had talent in the field of modelling. When Xi Ze was 16 years old, he partic.i.p.ated in his first fashion show under Ms. Ji Heya's guidance.
It was Ji and Ya's spring and summer 2007 fashion show, allowing Zi Ze to appear on the catwalk in front of the world.
Since then, Xi Ze's popularity went out of control and he appeared on the world's supermodel rankings in a month. A year later, he became the well deserved first supermodel and that continued until today.
Then in 2012, Mrs. Ji Heya died. Xi Ze choose to continue on from his teacher, the 21 year old becoming Ji and Ya's chief designer.
The first time Ming Yu saw Xi Ze's life, he really admired it. A 21 year old becoming the chief designer of the world's top luxury brand, there would certainly be a lot of pressure on Xi Ze. In particular, his first fashion show was bound to be questioned by the world and he might even collapse.
However, Xi Ze endured the pressure on him from all over the world and became the present Xi Ze.
Anyway, it was New Year's Eve and it didn't matter if the both of them had already eaten. Ming Yu cooked instant noodles for himself and Xi Ze… which counted as dinner. The two people didn't turn on the TV to watch the spring festival's evening show. Recently, the spring festival's mascot was becoming more and more shocking every year.
The two people used this time to discuss the recent high-end fashion shows around the time. Then once midnight arrived, the sound of the bell and firecrackers was heard from the window. Ming Yu put down his tablet and looked at the man in front of him.
The youth's facial features slightly curved, becoming a nice crescent shape as Ming Yu smiled and solemnly said, "Happy New Year, XI Ze!” After saying this, the youth spread open his arms without any caution.
Xi Ze was slightly surprised by the sight. Then he smiled and came forward to hug the youth. "Happy New Year, Ming Yu."
In the quiet and beautiful living room, the halo of the ceiling light imitated the sunset, shining brightly on the two people. The height difference of close to 10cm made Ming Yu feel like a child, but he was held tightly to the man's body.
After a short hug, Xi Ze asked, "After Chinese New Year, are you 18 years old?"
Ming Yu shook his head. "If I have to calculate my real age, I probably have to wait for my birthday in April to really be 18 years old."
Xi Ze raised an eyebrow and joked, "So you are still a young child?"
Young child Ming Yu, "…"
That night, the young child pushed an adult out of his own for one reason.
'There is only one bed in the house, it is inconvenient. Besides, I am still young and underage. Allowing a wretched adult to stay in my home, I am worried about my own body."
Wretched adult Xi Ze, "…"
Xi Ze didn't know this, but Ming Yu was only using an excuse to shut the door on the man for a few minutes. He didn't really want to drive the other person away. After all, it was past midnight. In order to accompany Ming Yu, Xi Ze had rushed over here. Ming Yu would really have no conscience if he allowed the other person to drive home alone.
But to Ming Yu's astonishment, Xi Ze's voice was heard in less than a minute. "Then I'll be going home. You should sleep early."
Ming Yu hurriedly opened the door and saw Xi Ze heading towards the elevator. He urgently said, "It is late. You don't have to go back if it is inconvenient. I remember Ding Bo once saying that your house is in the opposite direction of the Muse apartments. It is quite far away."
Xi Ze lightly raised an eyebrow and asked, "Are you talking about my house in the second ring?"
The stunned Ming Yu, "Yes."
Xi Ze replied, "Oh, I am going upstairs to my own apartment." Xi Ze paused and continued with a light smile. "If you are interested, you can come and see. The top of this building, the entire floor is my apartment."
MIng Yu with a 50 square area apartment: #$#$#$#$!!!"
Bang! It was the sound of the angry youth directly closing the door, never wanting to see that man again.
Xi Ze smiled and pressed the b.u.t.ton to go the top floor.
…Later on, Xi Ze wanted an excuse to stay in this 50 square area apartment, but the youth refuted, "Don't you have an apartment on the top floor? A whole floor! It is only two steps to the elevator, so can't you take it?"
Xi Ze, "…"
He enjoyed the teasing, only to regret it like a dog.
Ming Yu got up early to work out and once he returned, he saw the breakfast set aside in front of his door, presumably in return for last night.
Ming Yu leaned over and picked up the paper bag, then tore off the little note stuck on the door.
Xi Ze: 【 Eat a hot breakfast. Thank you for last night's hospitality. Happy New Year. 】
The lower right corner had the fierce 'Xi Ze' written on it. Ming Yu was dumbfounded but didn't refuse the other person's kindness, directly opening the door to his home.
He wiped the sweat from his forehead with a towel and casually muttered, "Xi Ze's signature is good, but it is still lacking a bit of momentum. Hrmm… he should practice more."
After breakfast, Ming Yu didn't throw away the small piece of paper from Xi Ze. He chose to carefully preserve it.
Don't misunderstand. Ming Yu didn't have the hobby of 'sneakily hiding a collection of notes.' He had a prideful appearance but he was also very honest. Ming Xiaoyu checked his Muse website forum these days, and also took a look at Xi Ze's forum. There, he discovered a topic that Xi Ze's fans were roaring about.
【 300 for G.o.d Xi's signature? 3,000! 30,000!!! However, there is almost no one who will part with G.o.d Xi's signature＿（：3∠）＿】
Ming Yu saw that XI Ze's signature was unexpectedly so expensive that of course he treasured it. Setting aside his home, in addition to a few sponsored coats, perfumes and watches, Ming Yu's most valuable possession was probably his phone?
“If I am desperate one day, I can consider selling it…"
Ming Xiaoyu was so smart ╮（╯▽╰）╭.
Anyway, after the spring festival, Ming Yu continued devoting himself to his work. It was tense, but a lot easier than before. He was much busier in his past life. In fact, Ming Yu didn't want to leave but the others wanted to!
It was probably because Ming Yu's popularity was really big these days. Zhao Rui gave him notice about appearing as a special guest in a popular domestic reality show.
However, before the arrival of this job, the entire fashion industry was focused on the high-end fashion shows of the major brands.
In January, the fashion shows in Britain, France and Denmark ended. The top three Huaxia luxury brands waited until after the Chinese New Year to released their 2017 spring/summer collection.
Among them, Ji and Ya was the first.
Once Zhao Rui learned that Ming Yu actually had two invitations to Ji and Ya, his eyes became bigger and he couldn't believe it. "I heard that there are a total of 800 invitation letters. But Xiaoyu, you actually have two? Is this right? I heard Shen Xiang say that Ji and Ya's invitations are really hard to obtain. Even the editor in chief of a second-tier magazine can only get one!"
Knowing how valuable these two invitations were, Ming Yu pondered for a moment before asking, "Brother Zhao, I know this invitation is very valuable, but I don't have anybody I want to invite. If you want, do you want to go with me to watch this fashion show?"
Zhao Rui was flattered. "This…this… Xiaoyu, you want to invite me to go with you?" ZHao Rui hesitated for a long time before shaking his head. "I am your agent, but I can only be considered to be half in the fashion industry. I don't have a lot of experience with clothing and can't tell the difference between something that looks good and something that doesn't. You shouldn't waste this invitation on me. To be honest, Xiaoyu, you should use this invitation to invite a more important friend."
Ming Yu was stunned by the words. "Brother Zhao, you mean…?"
Zhao Rui thought carefully before asking, "What do you think about Miss Fei?"
Ming Yu immediately called Fei Sixin and asked her if she wanted to go to Ji and Ya's fashion show.
Fei Sixin picked up the phone and wanted to tease Ming Xiaoyu, but once she heard his purpose, the sudden increase in decibels scared Ming Yu so much that his phone almost fell to the ground!
"Ahhhhhhh, Ming Xiaoyu, you actually have two invitation letters to Ji and Ya? Is this true? Are you sure you want to invite me? Ming Xiaoyu, you are really wonderful! Sister Xin really loves you!"
Thus, Ming Yu found his companion for the night.
Fei Sixin might be a prominent new designer recently, but it was impossible for her to get a Ji and Ya invitation with her own personal ident.i.ty. Her father, Master Fei also received an invitation from Xi Ze, but it was only one. His name was also written on it, so it was impossible for his daughter to take his place.
Ming Yu hung up the phone and looked at Zhao Rui with a meaningful expression. The latter felt the hairs on his body rising and couldn't help whispering, "Xiaoyu, what is with your expression? It is creepy…"
The stare lasted for so long that Zhao Rui raised his hands to beg for mercy. Ming Yu suddenly chuckled and spoke while drinking his medicinal drink. "Brother Zhao, you have really grown a lot. Well… it is really great compared to when I first saw you approximately half a year ago."
Zhao Rui was happy before he realized something, "Wait a minute, Ming Yu! What about when you saw me half a year ago? What happened to me?"
Ming Xiaoyu was embarra.s.sed. "The you before… yes, really great!"
Zhao Rui, "…"
Saying such words when your expression is showing that you don't believe it!
It was February. The weather was still slightly cold but spring had already hit the branches. Green buds were quietly growing and the warm sunlight seemed to herald winter's pa.s.sing and spring's arrival.
Once it was time for Ji and Ya's spring/summer show, Ming Yu went to Fei Sixin's studio to borrow an outfit (Ming Xiaoyu really was poor) and then Zhao Rui drove them to the venue.
Fei Sixin's left hand gently held Ming Yu's bent right arm on the red carpet. They laughed while chatting, giving off a very harmonious atmosphere. Reporters also them to take photos and sign the commemorative wall and they did as requested.
Once the two people entered the building, Fei Sixin whispered in Ming Yu's ears. "Your signature is really good. Out of all the ones I have seen, probably only Xi Ze and Du Ruo can compare with you.
Ming Yu shook his head. "Sister Xin, you are overrating me."
Fei Sixin casually refuted him. "My words are true. I heard from my father that Du Ruo is in the country and will be attending this fashion show. I have a good relationship with her. Later, I will ask her to sign her name to show you."
The two people hadn't formally entered the venue when they suddenly heard someone shouting from behind them "Du Ruo!" They reflexively turned their heads to see a bright spotlight. A voluptuous woman was walking down the red carpet, calmly smiling at the reporters.
Du Ruo had s.e.xy lips and was named first in the survey from the Anna magazine about 'Lips that men most want to kiss.'
When her bright red lips showed a charming smile, don't mention the reporters, even Ming Yu was slightly startled. He watched as the other person step forward and stopped in front of himself and Fei Sixin.
Du Ruo's eyes flashed across Ming Yu, before pausing for a moment with a trace of being stunned. Then she turned towards Fei Sixin and gently laughed. "A'Xin, it has been a long time. Since when have you obtained such a handsome young meat? Looking at his temperament, is he a model?"
Fei Sixin raised an eyebrow and said with dissatisfaction. "Have you been travelling for so long that you don't even know Ming Yu? Last time I invited you to come to my fashion show, but you were in Australia shooting an ad. Now you returned and dared to ask me this?"
The three of them walked towards the stage as they talked.
Du Ruo was obviously surprised when she heard 'Ming Yu.' She looked over at Ming Yu and said, "Oh, this handsome person is Ming Yu! Of course, I know you. I heard that Xi Ze chose to explore your job site for three consecutive days. You are from Muse right? Little handsome guy~"
Ming Yu didn't get to speak as Fei Sixin expressed her surprise, "（⊙口⊙）. What? Ming Xiaoyu, Xi Ze explored your job site for three consecutive days? Wait a minute… is Xi Ze the one who gave you two invitations?"
Ming Yu, "…Sister Xin. I thought you already knew."
"You didn't say it so how could I know? G.o.d Xi is my idol ahhhh!!!"
Ming Yu, “…”
Even if you didn't say it, he would know…
Once the three people arrived, Du Ruo wasn't sitting with Ming Yu so they temporarily separated. Before leaving, Fei Sixin really had Du Ruo sign her name for Ming Yu. "Du Ruo looks like she is just a pretty vase, but she started practicing calligraphy at the age of 4. Her writing is very good."
Ming Yu looked at the elegant name and nodded while thinking, 'Xi Ze's writing looks a little better? Well, it still isn't as good as mine.'
In this regard, 'vase' Du Ruo was distressed. "Fei Sixin, why do I feel like knowing you is detrimental?"
Ming Yu watched Du Ruo leave and smiled.
Du Ruo belonged to one of Huaxia's three major modelling agencies, Lanka. With her height and figure, she could be called Huaxia's s.e.xiest female supermodel. She was second only to He Chaoman and was ranked third on the women's world supermodels list.
This was the first time that Ming Yu had seen a top supermodel after entering this world (not Xi Ze).
Ming Yu had to admit that the supermodels of this world were more dazzling, He could feel a faint oppression even when Du Ruo was far away on the red carpet.
Of course, this momentum was worst than Xi Ze and there was also a gap with Ming Yu himself.
But no one could deny that Du Ruo was an excellent supermodel.
If the superior Du Ruo was third, what about He Chaoman who was above her? What about Cecilia Cote? What about the second ranked male supermodel, Nice Clark? And also…
Oh, Xi Ze.
Xi Ze, who was preparing for the fashion show backstage but was silently shot, "…"