Chapter 73: Make Her Speechless (4)
Tang Jin’s spotless reputation had recently taken a major dive after the scandal. As a result, her future which had once glittered with promise had dullened to a mere glint similar to the one given off by tarnished silver. She wanted to take this opportunity to restore her damaged image back to its former glory. The show would allow her to rise up from the ashes of her previous mistake like a majestic phoenix.
Tang Jin watched Ye Fan’s expression intently and cackled softly, unable to hold in her laughter as it bubbled over in anticipation. She wanted to see Ye Fan panic, beads of cold sweat appearing on her pale forehead.
However, Ye Fan seemed almost untouchable, extremely calm from the beginning of the chaotic uproar that had resulted when she declared that she lost the money. She had even briefly snuck a secretive smile at Tang Jin when everyone else was distracted.
Tang Jin’s features were marred by the pervading scowl drawn across her face. Did she not have a sense of what would end up happening to her? Didn’t the show plan everything correctly?
When Li Qiong saw that Ye Fan was about to head down,she stopped Ye Fan by gently placing a hand on her shoulder. “Did something happen?” She asked out of concern, currently clueless to the extent of the crew’s machinations to destroy Ye Fan.
Ye Fan said, “I lost the money.”
Li Qiong and Gu Yachen were rendered speechless. Gu Yachen’s mouth opened multiple times, yet no sound escaped it. She looked like a fish out of water. Meanwhile, Li Qiong’s eyes were as wide as saucers, any trace of tiredness and exhaustion chased away.
Immediately, she dropped yet another bombshell.
“But it’s possible that someone else might have taken it.”
Upon hearing that, Gu Yachen immediately pounced at the opportunity to insult Ye Fan. “Why are you so careless? You should have kept the money properly if it was left to you! What do you expect everyone to do now that the money’s gone?” The petite girl nearly roared with barely concealed anger.
Gu Yachen was like a snake hidden within the tall grass. She was very familiar with the degree to which Tang Jin detested Ye Fan. The time was ripe, there was no better occasion to discredit Ye Fan, right now was when her comments would gain the most traction. And especially now that Ye Fan’s weakness was exposed in front of her in such a tantalizing manner, how could she possibly resist ?
As the show, “Let’s Holiday” had just begun filming, the program would not be broadcast in its entirety until half a month later. It was the perfect duration of time for speculation and rumours to fly around the nation. To spark the flames, the production team had already begun heating things up by posting small clips on their official blog. As expected the netizens thought that the clip was sizzling with drama and that the show would be rife with rivalry and confrontation.
“I never expected Ye Fan to be such a careless person. Doesn’t she know she has to look after her money when she’s traveling abroad? It’s something even a teenager keeps in mind!”
“Don’t reality TV shows exist to reveal celebrities’ true natures? Serves you all right for focusing on appearances- her beauty might have been the talk of the town but it’s clear that she doesn’t have any brains!”
“Can everyone calm down a little? The team has only posted one small video after all! Who knows what the situation is really like?”
“Heh, don’t you know the usual routines of reality TV shows? They’re probably using the tactic of not giving us the full picture againYou can scold her all you like, but when the show comes out, you’ll be hitting yourself for falling for their tricks.”
While the netizens were all riled up and engaged in a passionate debate regarding Ye Fan’s actions, the team posted yet again.
“‘Let’s Holiday’ will have a short livestream tomorrow, our guests will have to earn back the money they lost by themselves!!” The team made it very clear that there will be a short livestream featuring the guests in Austria tomorrow as they endeavoured to make money to replace what Ye Fan had misplaced, and it would last for only that one day.
The guests will earn their money separately once they are divided into groups of two Whichever group earns the most money at the end of the stream will be declared as the winner.
As for how they’re going to earn money, that’ll be up to their own capabilities, they can choose whatever method they wish to replenish their funds .
In a short period of time, the Weibo comment section was suddenly flooded with comments once again.Every few seconds, the chat screen would refresh as a new wave of comments came pouring in.
“See? Didn’t I tell you? These are just tactics that these reality shows use in order to generate views and interest. Can’t you be a little more sincere?”
“How did you know that the show isn’tdeliberately doing this to make Ye Fan look better?”
“Don’t mind the previous commenter, that person had been a long time Ye Fan hater. I’ve seen many of his posts talking trash about Ye Fan. If you don’t believe me, check out his profile yourself. Just you wait, Miss Ye Fan will show all of you haters her capability!”
While the netizens were buzzing with excitement, busy discussing the matter at hand. Ye Fan who was currently far away in Austria, was removed from all the drama that kept flaring up every other second on the net. She could predict what the majority of the posts would be saying about her, but strangely enough, she found that she didn’t really care. The moonlight illuminated her pale skin until it was pearlescent, as she mused over the day’s events.
A thick blanket of silence covered the house. The lack of any movement and the absence of even the slightest noise made the house seem like a lone frame in a film, paused until the viewer came back.
Ye Fan sat near the window of her room, gazing out of the glass towards the magnificent skyline, speckled with Austrian architecture. Not moving an inch, Ye Fan could have easily been mistaken for a sculpture with her beautiful, sharp features and regal bearing
Lost deep in thought, her mind raced like an uncontrollably wild stallion. It was crystal clear that the crew was the culprit behind this matter. She had guessed beforehand that they wouldn’t hesitate to get their hands dirty while carrying out Tang Jin’s nefarious goal to bring her down. The crew were unscrupulous- they would do anything for ratings. To initiate drama between her and Tang Jin, they would desperately go to any lengths, using deceitful and dishonorable tactics such as these. Their action of stealing the money from her was a double pronged attack- they would make her look bad and improve Tang Jin’s image in one fell swoop. Not only would losing the money make her seem careless, they could create the money making mission to promote Tang Jin and make her stand out.
Ye Fan sneered, she was not a pliant doll that would play along with all their plans.
The crew’s elaborate scheme would be washed down the drain if she foiled their plans and gave Tang Jin a taste of her own medicine. Since the show had so graciously provided her this opportunity, she shouldn’t waste it should she?
The crew had set the goal of tomorrow’s mission to raise their own funds, and an idea had already arrived in Ye Fan’s mind. She smirked softly- during tomorrow’s livestream not only would victory be hers, but she’d win so splendidly that Tang Jin would be left speechless.