After examining Yu Yiting’s marriage system, Shen Chuchu found out that he would have a total of three different wives and the first wife was precisely her Taobao client.

Shen Chuchu put the plastic surgery aside because she realised there was one thing different between her client’s system and Yu Yiting’s.

[Encounter Reason: Initiated interaction in order to get into the entertainment circle.]

From the marriage system, it was shown that Yu Yiting and her client met in March last year.

Shen Chuchu quickly searched about Yu Yiting and found out that prior to May last year, he had only starred in several small advertisements. Moreover, at that time he was with an unknown management company. In June, Yu Yiting was suddenly paid a large figure of a penalty fee and went to his current entertainment company, which was one of the best entertainment companies in China.

Following that, his resources became considerably good. He had a supporting role in a film directed by a front line director, went to an overseas fashion week and was on the covers of some famous internal magazines. Up until now, in almost half a year his reputation had skyrocketed. His Weibo follower count was only 500K but for a newcomer with no prior work, the achievements were not bad.

This type of growth rate could beat all the other artists in the same period who also had neither background or resources.

As a matter of fact, there were a lot of people who graduated from major film schools all over the country every year. In addition, there were even more non-professionals who wanted to try out the entertainment circle. When you also added the groups of people who were constantly guarding the outside of Hengdian World Studios*, it was no small figure. It must be in the tens of thousands.

*TL-note: Hengdian World Studios is a film studio located in Hengdian, a Chinese town in the city of Dongyang, Jinhua, Zhejiang Province. It is the largest film studio in the world.

And how many newcomers would be seen by everyone each year? At best, not over a hundred. Then from this figure, how many would be remembered by everyone? Without holding back, it could be counted by hand.

Yu Yiting’s current achievements as a non-professional including being remembered by some people and having his own fan support group was not something easy! Even Shen Chuchu remembered him whereas he most definitely did not know her.

Sure enough, it was with the support of big companies. While viewing the information on Yu Yiting, Shen Chuchu could not help feeling envy and hatred for him. She nearly drooled when she saw how he walked the Red Thread of Fate. When could she sign up with a company like this! By that time, there was no need for matchmaking or acting skills. She could just make loads of money by casually shooting an advertisement.

Of course, the above was all just pure imagination. Even if she was at that step, Shen Chuchu may not necessarily take it.

Everyone could dream?

Once she finished reading Yu Yiting’s Red Thread of Fate, Shen Chuchu’s heart became even more puzzled. Why did Yu Yiting suddenly change jobs and who paid a large amount of penalty fee to him?

Was it due to his family background? However, she could not recall he had any powerful backers. Was it because her time in the entertainment circle was too short and she did not know? She frowned and still chose to believe search results and Weibo.

There was no information online about the topic.

Shen Chuhu also quickly rejected such suspicion. After all, if Yu Yiting had backers then he would not have signed up with a small company at the beginning. Therefore, he must have started with no background at all.

Then, once she ruled out everything else there was only the most absurd possibility left.

Shen Chuchu entered the name Chen Xili into the search engine and hit search. There were a number of people with the same name but not a single one was the one she was looking for.

Next, she tried her luck and clicked on the homepage of Diandi Media. On the homepage, there was a video and without clicking the video, it automatically played. As she watched, a familiar face emerged from the images. This was her Taobao client, Chen Xili.

She was dressed in a professional black suit and high-heels that was at least five centimetres tall with the appearance of a workplace White Bone Spirit*. She seemed even more overbearing compared to the General Manager from Shen Cooperation.

*TL-note: White Bone Spirit is a demon from the novel Journey to the West. It is used to describe a sly and cunning person.

It was very hard to neglect her presence even though she was behind the chairman of Diandi Media. After all, almost half of the people were male and among the very few females, she had the most class and was the most beautiful.

However, after watching a video of the person in real life, Shen Chuchu had an indescribable feeling within her heart. It was hard to make out from the photo but the video had made it more obvious, Chen Xili must be at least in her thirties? As for Yu Yiting, according to Wikipedia, he had only turned twenty-one this year.

With mixed feelings, Shen Chuchu clicked on the webpage that introduced the management team. Among the management team, she saw Chen Xili’s name and introduction.

Chen Xili, thirty-six years old, Deputy Director.

A twenty-something married a nearly forty-year-old woman then heartlessly divorced her when she was nearly fifty. When did the world become like this?

It was clear the credit for Yu Yiting’s rapid gain in reputation was largely due to Chen Xili. As well as in the future, did Yu Yiting always rely on Chen Xili? When Chen Xili had aged and his own wings had grown, was that the moment to heartlessly say goodbye to the person who had helped you in the first place?

She could not see how old Yu Yiting’s marriage partners were on the system but she did see he was fifty when he married for the third time which made Shen Chuchu feel very clear on the matter.

While Chen Xili never married again after her divorce.

Why a man could continue to pursue young women in their fifties while women at that age could only be abandoned?

If she cautioned Chen Xili then she would have saved her marriage to an extent. However, she always felt that whoever destroyed a marriage predestined by fate would be met with the wrath of Heaven*. This was not something she would do easily.

*TL-note: Similar to the wrath of God which is a divine response to human sin and disobedience.

In addition, maybe this was a mutual trade. The senior Chen Xili married the young Yu Yiting then when Chen Xili was old, Yu Yiting also married a young woman…this could be considered a cycle…

However, she remembered Yu Yiting’s results today were due to Chen Xili and he would have an even glorious tomorrow. Whereas Chen Xili would be abandoned at the age of fifty and she might not even have anything at all. At this, Shen Chuchu felt injustice for Chen Xili.

Then recalled how she might also be able to gain some skill points…

After a long period of hesitation, Shen Chuchu decided to caution Chen Xili when the clock turned twelve.

I am Yue Lao: Since ancient times, on the topic of marriage, the ancestors all paid particular attention to make sure couples are well-matched equivalent to a similarity in age. A large disparity does not benefit the harmony between married couples. After my calculation a moment ago, if you find something such as this then your marriage would not last long and you will spend your last days in solitary.

Chen Xili could not believe it was this late and replied quickly.

Lily: Do you mean to advise me to look for someone whose circumstances are similar to mine? Are you referring to age, education or family background? Are you sure you are not speaking without thinking?

Chen Xili went to study abroad shortly after graduating from high school. She completed her masters abroad and even worked for two years in a foreign company. Initially, she did not want to return but the chairman of Diandi Media persuaded her many times until she finally accepted.

She was a proper atheist but under a moment of curiosity, she snatched a transaction when she happened to see Shen Chuchu’s profile on her Weibo feed today.

I am Yue Lao: All things exist in faith and nothing if there is not. I must warn you that sometimes the encounter you may have thought was by chance may have been someone’s careful preparation.

Chen Xili blinked at the message. Chance encounter? Careful preparation? In recent years, she had become more aware of the signs of ageing but ever since she unintentionally slept with that Little Fresh Meat last year she suddenly felt younger and livelier.

This Little Fresh Meat was not possessive and understood her thoughts. He was more considerate compared to all her previous boyfriends.

However, chance encounters were countless since she met people who purposely wanted to meet whether inside or outside the company.

Chen Xili: Please clarify. My chance encounters were countless so I don’t understand what you mean.

Shen Chuchu felt a little stuck when she saw her message. She really did not expect Chen Xili would give such a reply as she assumed they would be married next year. The system also showed they were in a relationship so each other’s existence should be very important.

She did not expect it not to be.

Shen Chuchu drooled when she remembered the particularity of Chen Xili’s job. Ah, an artists’ director and plenty of Little Fresh Meats in every company. From Chen Xili’s tone, she must meet a variety of little demi-wolves each day. What an admirable existence! When would she also be able to do this!

Admiration aside, there was work still needed to be done.

I am Yue Lao: March 12th 2018, the Cowherd and Weaving maid.

After the message was sent, Chen Xili became unusually silent. Shen Chuchu thought for a bit and sent another message.

I am Yue Lao: I sprung into this mundane world from outside the six realms. Marriage lies with one’s own luck and should not be spoken to outsiders at will or else would be met with the wrath of Heaven. You can be at ease.

Chen Xili became a bit scared. Just a few days ago, Yu Yiting had mentioned they had known each other for a year now and the day that they met was coincidentally Arbor Day*. Last year, Yu Yiting had yet gained any reputation so nobody should have noticed. Besides, to this day she still had not seen any explosive allegations online about their relationship.

*TL-note: Arbor Day (March 12th), also known as National Tree Planting Day.

Could this be…was this person really an immortal?

At this, Chen Xili felt her education in materialism* from the past thirty years seemed less important at this moment. Her worldview* had also collapsed.

*TL-note: Materialism is a form of philosophical monism which holds that matter is the fundamental substance in nature, and that all things, including mental states and consciousness, are the results of material interactions.

*TL-note: A world view or worldview is the fundamental cognitive orientation of an individual or society encompassing the whole of the individual’s or society’s knowledge and point of view. A world view can include natural philosophy; fundamental, existential, and normative postulates; or themes, values, emotions, and ethics.

Shen Chuchu waited for half an hour but Chen Xili still did not send back a response. She frowned her eyebrows and sent another message.

I am Yue Lao: Customer, if you do not believe then you can request for a refund.

Nevertheless, she still wanted to be a conscientious shop owner but since people did not believe her then there was nothing more she could say. In any case, marriage is predestined by fate and everyone had their own fate which cannot be forced upon.

Once again she waited for a while but a reply still did not come from Chen Xili and Shen Chuchu went to sleep.

Three days later, a sudden ten thousand yuan bonus payment arrived in her Taobao account from Chen Xili, just when Shen Chuchu assumed Chen Xili no longer wanted to acknowledge her!

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