As she read the comments either about her or the jewellery, Shen Chuchu suddenly itched to see the advertisement with her own eyes at the plaza*.
*TL-note: A plaza or pedestrian plaza, or place is an open urban public space, such as a city square.
However, the weather was cold and she had not been out for a long time…what would she do if someone recognised her? Shen Chuchu thought about it and gave up on the idea.
The effect of the Han Group advertisement was immediate. The post was sent out on Weibo at ten this morning and by bedtime, Shen Chuchu had gained over a thousand new followers. Her new follower count was now around twelve thousand. She would most definitely not reveal that those ten thousand followers were all bot accounts that had been bought by the company because it was embarrassing to look at.
Compared to her follower count on her matchmaking Weibo account, the follower count on this account was simply not enough.
At this thought, Shen Chuchu remembered and logged into her matchmaking account as she had still not completed the free matchmaking service on her Weibo today.
She opened her latest post and scrolled down then stopped her finger. It would be this girl!
Shen Chuchu felt her luck was pretty good when she opened the girl’s photo. The target this time would meet her future husband in two days and they even had a four-star rating on their happiness.
Shen Chuchu really liked to do these types of calculations because they were relatively safe! She did not have to worry about point deductions from the system.
At this, Shen Chuchu replied: You will meet your future partner within three days. He will be riding a white horse to find you and your marriage will be very happy.
Naturally, this was just a basic reply and Shen Chuchu would send the more specific information via private message.
I am Yue Lao: Hello, your future marriage partner will appear at a “sweet” dessert store near your company. He will appear in three days so you must remember to go.
Shen Chuchu had just checked out this girl’s Weibo and found the dessert store which from the looks of it was indeed near her company.
Vigorous Kitten: Really? OP can really calculate this? Are you saying this because you saw my Weibo?
Although everyone on Weibo said this blogger was very accurate but she still did not fully believe it. Would it really happen in three days? But how could she determine if that person would be her husband?
Shen Chuchu had encountered this before and replied skillfully, “All things exist in faith and none if there is not. Why not go check it out if you don’t believe it!”
Shen Chuchu’s words made Zhang Yuanyuan even more curious. She decided if things were not busy in the next few days then she would go check it out.
Shen Chuchu also became very curious once everything was finished. She had calculated many marriages for people but had never seen it happen on the spot. She really wanted to go to the scene to witness how two strangers could become together under fate’s arrangements?
More importantly, this dessert store was inside the central departmental store! The Han Group jewellery advertisement she had shot was also on circulation here. Combining these two important reasons, Shen Chuchu decided to personally have a look.
Shen Chuchu browsed Weibo again after she made the decision. This time, “hot” displayed a piece of news in Weibo’s top searches. She looked at this hot search and raised her eyebrows. She did not expect Li Yutao was so quick to publicly announce his relationship with a child star from another company who had only recently started trending.
It seemed that they both collaborated in an MV* before but she could not remember.
*TL-note: An abbreviation for Music Video.
Nevertheless, this did not concern her. Shen Chuchu looked at it a few times then shut her phone and went to sleep.
On the third day at ten, Shen Chuchu went out wearing a mouth mask*, hat and sunglasses.
*TL-note: Also known as a surgical mask, it is intended to be worn by health professionals during surgery and during nursing to catch the bacteria shed in liquid droplets and aerosols from the wearer’s mouth and nose.
After an hour, she finally arrived at the centre of the central departmental store. Her heart moved with excitement as she stood in the centre of the plaza and stared at the advertisements on the LED screen.
After a shampoo and sportswear advertisement, Shen Chuchu’s advertisement finally came on. The feeling of watching it on the spot felt different. Shen Chuchu felt as if her heart was about to jump out. How exciting!
She had previously also shot two advertisements but never been this excited because she was not the leading role in them. At this moment, she felt the emotions as the leading role surged above when the advertisement only displayed herself and the jewellery.
Sure enough, the earrings was pretty common on its own but it became more beautiful when she wore it. Shen Chuchu watched it a total of three times before she gradually calmed down. She looked around and saw the “sweet” dessert store nearby so she began to walk in that direction.
It was not yet time for people to get off work so there were not that many people inside. Shen Chuchu ordered a cup of coffee and two slices of tiramisu then found a seat where she could see both the LED screen and the store entrance.
Shen Chuchu knew she did not have much profile yet so not many would recognise her. Moreover, she was sitting in a single seater facing the glass so many would not be able to see her. As a result, she simply removed both her mouth mask and sunglasses.
And just like this, she would occasionally glance at the entrance then at her own advertisement with a smirk.
Gradually, the number of people in the dessert store began to increase and just as Shen Chuchu predicted, nobody recognised her.
Suddenly, Shen Chuchu saw a familiar figure. In order to confirm, she looked at the photo on Weibo again. Yes, it was him. He was the future husband of Vigorous Kitten.
Right now, he was in line to buy.
Shen Chuchu quickly scanned the area but did not find Vigorous Kitten’s figure. At this moment, she felt a bit worried and frowned. She thought to herself, did Vigorous Kitten decide not to come because of her reminder? This was terrible.
Fortunately, the man had not left yet.
Shen Chuchu waited anxiously. After ten minutes, the man was about to leave and Vigorous Kitten still had not appeared at the dessert store. She almost wanted to stand up and stop the man to tell him that his future wife was on the way and whether he could wait.
But she herself knew that this was not the way and if she did, people would treat her as a crazy lunatic. Shen Chuchu could only sadly watch him as he left alone. She thought to herself, did she mess up another marriage? This realisation was really sad.
She was about to open her marriage system when Vigorous Kitten walked in. To be separated by a mere single minute. They had just missed each other.
Shen Chuchu watched Vigorous Kitten in shock. She cautiously examined the men in the store and then with a slightly disappointed expression went to buy a dessert. She was about to walk out the door but stepped back and sat down in an empty seat to eat her cake as she quietly continued to examine.
She still had not left when the cake was finished. After a while, she looked at her phone and with a disappointed expression, she prepared to leave.
Shen Chuchu was also very sad to see this result. She suspected it was because of her meddling which resulted in them not meeting today. She was also afraid to have ruined a perfectly happy marriage. She really wanted to go up to her and apologise or explain that her future marriage partner had already come.
Just when she was in despair and did not know what to do, a sound brought her back to reality.
Shen Chuchu subconsciously raised her head and looked at the entrance. She saw Vigorous Kitten was knocked down on the floor by no other than her future husband.
The man saw that he had rudely knocked down the girl in front of him and hurriedly went to assist her while apologising profusely.
After the man helped Vigorous Kitten up, her face flushed and she said, “It’s okay, it’s my fault I wasn’t looking.”
The man’s face was also a little red and apologetically said, “Sorry, I left my file here so I was in a hurry.”
Vigorous Kitten quickly moved her hand to say it did not matter.
The man went to retrieve the file then bought a cake on the way out but when he turned around, the girl he had just knocked down was nowhere to be seen. He hurried out the door, looked around and caught up with the girl’s shadow.
Shen Chuchu looked outside the window and smiled when she saw them tugging at each other. She did not know what they were saying nor how they were originally going to encounter each other but she did know they were going to be very happy together. This she knew without even looking at the system.
Shen Chuchu felt a little envious as she watched their figures faded. How coincidental that out of all these encounters, they still met in the end even when it seemed they would miss each other.
They definitely had been tied with a red thread* by Yue Lao and were fated to be together. She wondered if she too would encounter something this romantic.
*TL-note: The Red Thread of Fate is an East Asian belief originating from Chinese legend. According to the legend, the deity in charge of “the red thread” is believed to be Yue Lao, the old lunar matchmaker god, who is in charge of marriages. The two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of place, time, or circumstances. This magical cord may stretch or tangle, but will never break. This myth is similar to the Western concept of soulmate or a destined partner.
“Hello, may I ask whether you are interested in the entertainment industry?”
Shen Chuchu’s thoughts about a beautiful love were suddenly disturbed by a voice. She turned her head around to the origin of the voice. It was actually someone she knew.
She blinked her eyes and stared at the woman whom she did matchmaking for but in the end, was defeated. Shen Chuchu smiled and replied, “Yup.”
She did not remember each person she did matchmaking for except for Chen Xili because she had a very unforgettable strong aura.
Chen Xili was satisfied with Shen Chuchu’s reply and smiled, “Would you be interested in joining Diandi Media?”