TMMTMQ – Chapter 48
Gong Qingyao planned to spend a whole day shopping for items today, so she was not in a hurry. She went shop after shop. She went in some shops she had visited before, but once she found that there were no new items, she left.
After entering this current shop, she came out just within three minutes. Zheng Yuan seemed to be sure of her thoughts, "The items in antique shops like this general move slowly, only if some are sold, then new items will be taken out to fill the window. Although the things on stalls outside are of lower quality, they are updated more often." The implication was that if Gong Qingyao went to the outside stalls and strolled around, maybe she could find good things.
Hearing that, Gong Qingyao walked up to the stalls. The things were indeed of poor quality, but most of them were something she hadn’t seen in the previous few visits. Gong Qingyao walked around carefully. After half a day, Gong Qingyao indeed found some gains.
Seeing that it was noon, Gong Qingyao planned to have lunch and then continued shopping. But then Ai Xiaoyun called in.
"Qingyao, have you returned to the capital?" After Gong Qingyao and Qin Ze left on the last recording, Ai Xiaoyun called Gong Qingyao a few days ago and found that she was not in the service area. This morning, she read big news and guessed that Gong Qingyao was probably involved. After she tried calling again, she really got through.
"Well, I'm back." Gong Qingyao answered.
"Where are you? Can we meet? I wanted to discuss a few things with you." Ai Xiaoyun said.
Gong Qingyao said, "I'm on Shanggu Street."
"Okay, then I will pick you up." Ai Xiaoyun said.
After hanging up the phone, Zheng Yuan knew that Gong Qingyao had something to do, so he said he would leave first.
Gong Qingyao said, "Leave after lunch." Zheng Yuan accompanied her all morning. In other words, she should invite the other party to have a meal. Since Ai Xiaoyun was coming, the two directly chose a restaurant in Shanggu Street.
When Ai Xiaoyun came, she saw Gong Qingyao with a strange man.
Zheng Yuan saw that someone came for Gong Qingyao, and immediately put down his bowl and chopsticks, "Thank you for the treat, Master Gong. I will go back first."
After Zheng Yuan left, Ai Xiaoyun sat down next to Gong Qingyao, "Qingyao, you are now considered a little famous, and you have to pay attention."
"Huh?" Gong Qingyao didn't understand what to pay attention to.
Ai Xiaoyun said in a low voice, "It's easy to be photographed if you are eating out with a man. If they post it on the Internet, it will be a trigger for bad people to talk nonsense."
It turned out to be this, Gong Qingyao wiped the corners of her mouth with a napkin, got up and said, "It's okay."
Ai Xiaoyun saw Gong Qingyao’s calm face, and thought that Gong Qingyao was a master, so she was probably not afraid. Ai Xiaoyun changed the topic, "By the way, the company recently received a script for a web drama. The female role is not bad and the audition is the day after tomorrow, will you go?"
Gong Qingyao also knew that because of certain themes or funding issue, some dramas were broadcast directly on the internet after they were filmed, "Okay."
"The script is with me. You take a good look at it at home for the next two days." Ai Xiaoyun said. Gong Qingyao had never acted in a drama, so she didn't know if Gong Qingyao could take it down.
"Okay." Gong Qingyao said.
Seeing Gong Qingyao agreeing so quickly, Ai Xiaoyun was a little happy, "Don't you ask what drama it is?"
Gong Qingyao felt that Ai Xiaoyun would definitely check this aspect.
"By the way, your Weibo is called Gong Qingyao (爻/yao). I also think the yao (瑶) on your name is a bit too ordinary. How about you change your stage name to Gong Qingyao (爻)?" Ai Xiaoyun asked. (TN: As mentioned on chapter 1, the metaphysic master was Gong Qingyao (宫青爻). She received her current body from a girl also called Gong Qingyao (宫青瑶). Their name pronounced the same, it just have different writing and meaning for syllable Yao.)
"Can this be done?" Gong Qingyao was taken aback.
"Of course." Ai Xiaoyun said.
Gong Qingyao thought for a moment, "Then okay."
It happened that Ai Xiaoyun had nothing to do this afternoon, so she took Gong Qingyao to change her stage name, and then the two returned to Gong Qingyao’s residence. Ai Xiaoyun took out the script from her bag and handed it to Gong Qingyao. "Look at the script first. I will go change your information on the Internet."
Gong Qingyao took the script, "What would you change?"
Ai Xiaoyun took out the computer, turned it on, and said, "Change Yao (瑶) to Yao (爻)."
"No need, just add one more." Gong Qingyao read the script after speaking.
Ai Xiaoyun felt that Gong Qingyao's suggestion was also good, so she went to create a new encyclopedia entry, as well as a new artist profile on the company.
In a short while, Gong Qingyao finished reading the script. This online drama was a comedy based on transmigration. Regarding transmigration, Gong Qingyao knew this well. The summary of the story was that the heroine travelled to an ancient dynasty. It was a story of her love with a prince.
Of course, there were also a number of female roles in the play, such as the heroine’s friend, a villainess who also loved the prince that has been bullying the heroine, and the prince’s childhood sweetheart. But when the heroine transmigrated, this last woman has passed away, and Gong Qingyao would be auditioning for the role of the prince's childhood sweetheart.
There were not many scenes, but the scenes were very pleasing. The prince’s childhood sweetheart was called Yin Yiyi, and her temperament was very refined. This would not be a problem for Gong Qingyao. In the play, Yin Yiyi’s lines were not too much, Gong Qingyao remembered sfter reading it twice, and she was already thinking about how to perform these scenes well.
Ai Xiaoyun came found Gong Qingyao in a daze after she changed the information, and ran over, "Qingyao, why are you in a daze? Have you finished reading the script?"
"Finished." Gong Qingyao said.
"There are not many lines, so it’s normal to be able to finish it so fast. You can watch similar dramas on the internet to find inspiration."
"Okay." Gong Qingyao also visited Weibo when she was free, and sometimes looked at some big V on Weibo's that evaluate actors' acting skills in the hottest dramas nowadays.
Ai Xiaoyun wanted to say more, but the company called and said that there was something urgent, "I will pick you up for the audition, remember to be prepared."
Walking to the door, Ai Xiaoyun turned around and asked, "By the way, about the human traffickers in County Z in the northwest of the country, are you involved too?"
Gong Qingyao nodded in admission.
It was as what Ai Xiaoyun had guessed, "Then, see you the day after tomorrow."
As soon as Ai Xiaoyun left, Lu Qianqian came out of the ring, "Master, I think what she just said is good, you can watch Dreaming Back to Da Zhou, this drama is a classic."
"Okay." Gong Qingyao turned on her laptop. She began to sit in front of the screen alone and started watching dramas. Although Lu Qianqian was an Internet celebrity, she really didn't understand acting skills.
Gong Qingyao could only check the expressions and actions of the actors in the drama carefully. When the sky darkened, Gong Qingyao closed the drama, and then took out her mobile phone and began to calculate the whereabouts of children in Children Go Home website. Although she had counted 30 each day, the number of missing children had not decreased, on the contrary it was increasing.
After dinner and a shower, Gong Qingyao heard Lu Qianqian shouting in front of the laptop, "Master, come and see."
Gong Qingyao wiped her hair with a towel, then dried her hair with profound energy. She then sat down in front of the laptop.
Lu Qianqian was very envious. She had a lot of hair so it took a long time to dry. If she knew that she could dry her hair like this, she would start practice while she was still alive. Seeing Gong Qingyao looking at the laptop screen, Lu Qianqian said, "Master, everything about the village has been exposed." What Ai Xiaoyun said before she left, Lu Qianqian could still remember. Just now Gong Qingyao was focused on Children Go Home, so she suppressed her gossip heart and waited. When Gong Qingyao went to take a shower, she touched the laptop.
Gong Qingyao was not surprised at all. Such a big event would definitely cause a social sensation. The children they returned that day were only 16. Later, the police came to arrest and found eleven more children that were also kidnapped. In addition, as many as 50 women living in the village were also kidnapped.
After inquiring about the reasons for the abduction of women, the policemen who were interrogating almost died of anger. The villagers abducted women because the women in the village were unable to bear children, or because they were mostly mentally insufficient.
The interrogating policeman asked angrily as he smashed the table, "Then you haven't thought that the reason is yourselves?"
However, no men in the village thought it was their own fault. If the abducted women also cannot have children, they would continue to abduct more. In anyway, there was no problem with them.
Once this incident was exposed, it immediately attracted the attention of the people. At the time when netizens were worried about the whereabouts of these children and women, the website of the Children Go Home was discovered by everyone. Powerful netizens also found out that when the Children Go Home’s head came back from the village, he brought 16 children back.
For a while, netizens were saying that it was because Children Go Home that these women and children were able to go home. Even if Qin Ze asked the staff to post an announcement on the website reporting that someone else rescued these women and children and Children Go Home only responsible for sending these children back, netizens still thought it was done by Children Go Home.
Netizens also found out that Children Go Home never charge any fees, but the parents of the children who were found will voluntarily donate a sum of money to the website, which was equivalent to thanking the website for doing good deeds. Netizens also found out Children Go Home didn’t own an office building at present, it was only rented.
Upon hearing this, many netizens started crowd-funding donations for Children Go Home. There were many donations, so Qin Ze simply opened a separate page on the website with the statistics of any donations big or small, and published the details to the public.
At the same time, Qin Ze ordered his staff to send a Weibo.
[Children Go Home V: Thank you for your love. We have received your donations. We promise that these funds will be used to escort children and women home, and will not be used for other purposes. As for the office building, please rest assured that we already purchased one and it was in construction. PS: You can check the donation report details on our official website.]
Netizens read that the office building was under construction, but it didn't mention the specific place. They went gossip. In the end, someone found out that the new office building for Children Go Home was built in the former Dream Garden Community that was now renamed Light of Hope. Dream Garden Community was a famous haunted building, and many people died there. Some netizens speculated that such a building was chosen because Children Go Home had no money, and some netizens speculated that Children Go Home did many good deeds, so they were not afraid of this. Netizens discussed lively.
Gong Qingyao clicked on the follow-up news of the village. Because this matter was very sensitive, the official did not release detailed content, but with so many netizens paying attention, it would probably be discovered sooner or later.
Lu Qianqian said, "These kidnappers should be sentenced to death."
Gong Qingyao still remembered the trafficker she met for the first time. She asked for them to be pulled out and beheaded, and this shocked the police. Later, she learned about the laws of this era and found out that death penalty was so easy.
Lu Qianqian said, "Human traffickers must not die well."
Feifei also looked up, which means he agreed with this view.