Chapter 7 – A Little Favor (4)
But upon that tiniest slip of her emotion, a poignant expression appeared on Fang Xie’s face and he blurted out, “Miss Su, don’t you know? Your mother…she passed away…”
In an instant, Su Jishi’s brain went blank, “What did you say?”
Gulping nervously, Fang Xie pointed to the retirement letter and carefully chose the most cautious words.
“Three years ago, Su Jin only entered the entertainment circle to raise money for her mother’s treatment. In order to make money, she has been especially cooperating with all the jobs given to her by the company…but things like cancer are hard to stop…”
Su Jishi unconsciously leaned on the wall to the corner, suddenly feeling pain strangely pouring out from the depths of her heart.
Since she was young, she had separated from her mother and sister, and she always thought that she didn’t hold much affection for them.
However, when she heard the news of her mother’s death, a kind of inexplicable pain that was difficult to control, rose from the hidden corners of her heart; deep in her flesh and blood, it felt like there was a bomb of emotions that exploded within her.
At that moment, she burst out crying and all her inner defenses were immediately torn down. The tears slipped down her cheeks as her mind was in a meltdown. She heard herself ask, “When did my mother die?”
“…Two months ago.”
“That’s when my sister wanted to leave the entertainment circle?”
With her eyes half-closed, she forcefully spoke with unyielding voice, “… Thank you for telling me about it. However, Jinqing didn’t even tell me the big news of my mother’s illness and death. Can you understand now that there is really no connection between us? I can’t clean up her mess.”
Seeing that she was so firm of her decision even is she was in a state of mourning, Fang Xie saw that he had no choice but to accept it.
He, along with the big man left the room in silence…
If the sisterhood was truly deep, Su Jinqing for the sake of her sister’s reputation as a celebrity would have no qualms on replacing her. But Su Jishi had a strong personality and could not cooperate with their plans at all. Moreover, the sisters were distant.
Fang Xie would never have done this if he was not so desperate.
He had no choice but to take the muscular manicurist out of the bedroom and call the entertainment leader to ask what to do next.
While Su Jishi stayed in the bedroom, she changed back into her clothes in a daze.
She was a mess; her mind was haywire and most of all, she felt empty inside. Between the ups and downs she had gone through in her life, she was completely stunned at the reality of this news—even more so than when she had extended another year until graduation because of her thesis.
People would tease her sometimes, calling her ‘Doctor Delay’. But even if this occurrence, of which she had admittingly allowed to transpire, had put her career as if she was stepping on thin glass, her pride and reputation in question—nothing could describe the brokenness she felt now.
Mom had cancer?
Her sister became a big star in order to cure her mother?
Her sister was disheartened and had quit the entertainment circle?
And then her sister’s manager brought her in to replace her sister?
… What kind of third-rate novel plot is this?!!!
Su Jishi was still in shock. It happens just so that the bedroom of the private plane had internet and a computer at the ready. In order to divert her attention, she hopped in front of the computer and immediately searched for relevant news about her sister.
She was not interested in entertainment gossip; she had heard of the famous international stars but not once did she bother to pay attention to the domestic entertainment circle.
When she thought of opening a website casually, a headline reading suddenly graced the screen!
‘Actress Su Jin Becomes Travel Ambassador to XX City of the United States: To Attend Dinner Event.’
Su Jishi: “……”
She viewed the route on the map the plane was headed to, and sure enough, the destination of the plane was towards that city!