WBVDEC Chapter 65 – Painted Skin* (1)
画皮/huà pí = painted skin (which transforms a monster into a beauty)
Originally, it was decided that Jiang Yu would move on Saturday, but because there was a delay in filming, after thinking about it, she decided to wait until her exam was over before moving.
Early the next morning, the temperature suddenly cooled down. Jiang Yu took out her own design from her wardrobe. The down jacket featured in the new batch was also the most sold clothing item in this launched.
The down jacket was a long style that wrapped the body all the way to the ankle. The style looked ordinary but was actually special. With a touch of light in the gray and black fabric, coupled with the choice of dark patterns, the down jacket was perfectly different from other styles. It stood out from the crowd.
Even better, ordinary long down jackets all had a common flaw – a bad fit. Either too small where bigger size people couldn't wear it, or too big where thin people felt it was too loose when wearing. Either too big or too small, it had no shape and not beautiful.
Jiang Yu's design perfectly avoided this flaw. She invited a master who had more than 30 years of experience to make pattern so that the down jacket had a particularly good fit. When worn, the person would look tall and thin. The down jacket also had a string on its inner part that can be pulled and tightened. The hem can be lifted by pulling the string tight, which was why many people liked this one.
Bei Xiaoxiao glanced at Jiang Yu, covered her stomach and said: "Taro Ball, you look so good in this jacket! If I were a few centimeters taller, I would buy this too."
Jiang Yu frowned: "What happened to you?"
Bei Xiaoxiao's face was pale. She was sweating profusely and she couldn't straighten her waist. "Don't say it, I just ate 8 of the 10 packs of spicy sticks, and I couldn't take it anymore. I ran to the toilet all night."
Jiang Yu's brows became even tighter. She went to the trash can and saw that there were 8 bags of spicy sticks lying inside. "Bei Xiaoxiao, are you stupid?! 10 packs of spicy sticks, people asked for small packs, but you ate big family size one, are you too sincere? You bought the biggest packs, you are going to kill yourself!"
"I don't know anymore. I feel a little sick." Bei Xiaoxiao covered her head and lay weakly on the sofa: "No way, I feel like vomiting, and I also have diarrhea badly."
"It should be gastroenteritis. Go, go to the hospital! You go to the hospital but I have to go to school. You can ask for leave, but I can't. It's already like this, it's more important to save your life first!" After Jiang Yu finished speaking, she pulled Bei Xiaoxiao away with a sullen face: "Come on! You finally know what it means to feel like dying. You really are not afraid of death, so many spicy sticks but you still dare to eat!"
The spicy sticks pack that Bei Xiaoxiao bought mostly weighted 1 jin each. It was stupid of her to eat all 8 without thinking the consequences. (TN: 1 Jin, approx 0.6 kg or 1.3 lb.)
"Didn’t I eat to answer the question on the forum? Besides, I thought last night that you are very good at live streaming, I want to learn from you. You live stream makeup, I live stream eating spicy bars. Don't say it, it attracted tens of thousands of people Look! It was even pushed to the homepage to promote!" Bei Xiaoxiao was very excited. She was about to take out her mobile phone to live broadcast again.
When Jiang Yu heard the words, she was angry but also wanted to laugh. "Okay, if you want to be an internet celebrity, just be a clothing anchor and sell clothes for me another day."
As she was talking, Gu Shenliu's phone call came in, Jiang Yu glanced at Bei Xiaoxiao and picked it up: "You go to the crew first, I have to go to the hospital."
On the other line, Gu Shenliu frowned and hurriedly asked, "What's the matter? What's wrong?"
"It's not me, it's my roommate and your fan Bei Xiaoxiao. She might have gastroenteritis."
Soon the doorbell rang and Gu Shenliu in a black down jacket stood at the door. He was really handsome and full of aura. Just by standing at the door and staring at her, Jiang Yu almost couldn't control herself. She smiled, "Senior brother, you are here?"
Gu Shenliu didn't say anything, only raised his eyebrows lightly. "How is your roommate?"
"It's probably gastroenteritis!"
After speaking, the two looked at Bei Xiaoxiao together.
Seeing her idol, Bei Xiaoxiao was so shocked that she almost hit the wall. She finally saw her idol live, but she couldn't go to ask for an autograph. Gu Shenliu also saw her embarrassment.
Thinking of this, Bei Xiaoxiao almost bit her little handkerchief. "Taro ball, why are you here?"
Jiang Yu actually didn't want to hide it from Bei Xiaoxiao. They were already so obvious but Bei Xiaoxiao just couldn't find it. Jiang Yu smiled helplessly: "He came to pick me up to go to the crew. When he heard that you were sick, he came to help me take you to the hospital."
"Jiang Yu, that... er... let's go to the hospital by ourselves? I’ll be sorry for delaying Teacher Gu’s time."
Bei Xiaoxiao thoughts were all written on her face, Jiang Yu saw it and said with a smile: "How can I take you to the hospital alone?"
Bei Xiaoxiao thought for a while, but she finally didn't object. She just reluctantly leaned on Jiang Yu's shoulder and entered the elevator. Together with Gu Shenliu, Jiang Yu sent her to the hospital
"Gastroenteritis. You need an infusion!" The doctor said blankly. She glanced at Bei Xiaoxiao, and asked, "You are so capable so why didn't you finish all 10 packs of spicy sticks?"
"You think I don't want to?" Bei Xiaoxiao snorted, "Didn't I already come to the hospital before I finished eating?"
The doctor glanced at Bei Xiaoxiao and looked at her as if staring at highly stupid person.
Jiang Yu didn't have time to accompany Bei Xiaoxiao for infusion, so she asked Zou Xiaoyu to come over. After that she went to the crew with Gu Shenliu.
"This is for you." When Gu Shenliu got into the car, he took a thermos bottle from the side.
"Huh?" Jiang Yu looked at the thermos in front of her.
"My mother made some porridge." After a while, "She said it is for her future daughter-in-law." After speaking, Gu Shenliu's expression was still cold, only his deep eyes glanced at Jiang Yu intensely either intentionally or unintentionally.
Jiang Yu laughed. Who was she? She had seen the wind and waves, how could it be that she dare not even answer this?
Jiang Yu smiled and kissed Gu Shenliu. "Thank Auntie for me. But how did Auntie remember to cook porridge for me?"
Gu Shenliu stared straight ahead, his tone was serious: "Kiss me again, and I'll tell you."
With a smile on her face, Jiang Yu leaned in front of Gu Shenliu again. Looking at him from such a close distance, she couldn't help but raise her lips again. Hmm... The man in front of her together with Ye Fang, were titled the men most girls wanted to marry. But Ye Fang was married now and already had three children, so women all over the country had shifted their goals to Gu Shenliu. Such a man was actually her boyfriend.
Women were all a little vain and Jiang Yu suddenly felt that this feeling was very good. "Are you satisfied?" She asked softly.
"Soon." Gu Shenliu smiled and kissed Jiang Yu gently again.
Gu Shenliu was driving, and Jiang Yu, who had always been only passionate about her work, suddenly kissed him twice. He thought this was a provocation! He braked violently and parked the car on the side of the road. When Jiang Yu was confused, he pulled his seat belt impatiently, then turned to his side and kissed Jiang Yu fiercely.
Gu Shenliu had always been domineering when it came to kissing, as if he was taking an oath of sovereignty. Jiang Yu only felt that her mouth and nose were filled with his taste. Gu Shenliu teased her tongue, and the two of them kissed ecstatically until their breathing became rapid. Gu Shenliu's hand couldn't help reaching in from the hem of her sweater and Jiang Yu couldn't help but moan.
Jiang Yu didn't know if this was the case for all men and women in love, but when she and Gu Shenliu were together, they couldn't help but approach each other and wanted to do something intimate, as if they had been thirsty for years and were just waiting for each other to come to give them rain and save their dried-up lives.
Suddenly, a figure swayed past.
Jiang Yu was startled, and quickly pushed Gu Shenliu away. "Someone is coming!" she gasped.
Gu Shenliu frowned: "We are not cheating."
"Drive! If someone secretly filmed it, it’s trouble."
Gu Shenliu suddenly felt disgusted, he shook his head, pursed his lips tightly, and after a while, said quietly: "Looks like it's time for a new car film."
"Change to a darker one."
Jiang Yu couldn't help but think deeply about these seemingly unrelated words. What would Gu Shenliu do with a darker one? She quickly realized that it was for the convenience of doing something intimate inside the car. For a while, she only thought that it was better for her to eat.
"But why did Auntie remember to cook porridge for me?" Jiang Yu was a little puzzled.
"She is afraid that you have watched too many dramas and will thinking that all mother-in-laws are as scary as in the TV. She wanted to show some love to let you know that she is not a bad mother-in-law."
After 3 days, most of the people that bought Jiang Yu’s clothes and left a note had already received the sample pack of acne medicine. In fact, although many people were attracted by Su Ye’s confession, they still had doubts in their hearts. After all, Su Ye and Jiang Yu were friends, so it wasn’t impossible for two join forces to hype.
Thinking of this, after the buyers received the medicine, their enthusiasm decreased and they became rational. They looked at the small packet of powder and suddenly began to worry, would this thing work?
Some people with less serious acne thought about it but still decided to not use the medicine directly. They planned to watch the situation first. But people with severe acne case didn’t care about their rotten faces anymore and decided to use the medicine as soon as they received it. Could it be worse than it is now? Thinking of this, they mixed the medicine powder with water and smeared it on their faces as Jiang Yu instructed.
Wen Yu was a student of Shencheng Institute of Technology. She had had acne on her face for more than 10 years. She used to have good facial features, but because of acne on her face, she had been living with low self-esteem in recent years. Boyfriend? Never! Even her family members looked at her with disgust. People were realistic, even parents. If they had 2 daughters where one was beautiful and lovely while the other had a face full of acne and unhappy temperament, they would still tend to like the beautiful daughter more.
Wen Yu not only felt discrimination in front of outsiders, but even her family members often pierced her heart. When her mother was angry, she scolded her at every turn: "You have a pocky face and you still have such a big temper! You should learn from your sister! Look at how good her skin is! It doesn't look like you..."
Wen Yu had completely given up on her family. Fortunately she was admitted to Shencheng University of Technology, so came to Shencheng to study and left that toxic home completely.
Over the years, Wen Yu had only used half of her monthly living expenses at most and saved the remaining half to buy medicine for acne, buy traditional Chinese medicine, or to see a doctor. However, she had gone to dozens of hospitals and bought various medicines, but none of them worked. She had spent a lot of money, but her acne became more and more serious instead. Now her face was full of pits, she didn't even dare to use skin care products! So, a vicious circle was formed. Her skin became worse without skin care products, and the worse it got, the less it could be used...
One day, Wen Yu saw the picture posted by Su Ye and she suddenly felt hopeful. Her situation on her face was similar to of Su Ye, but more severe. With that she began thinking if Jiang Yu's anti-acne medicine was really good. Would it work? Could it be deceitful?
But Wenyu couldn't help but hold on to a glimmer of hope. Later, Jiang Yu posted on Weibo, saying that as long as she bought clothes, she would get a pack of medicines.
Wen Yu had never bought clothes at Jiang Yu's store, but her roommate had bought them and the quality was good. Many of the clothes in the new launch were of basic styles like down jackets, pants, shirts, and leggings which she also often used.
Thinking of this, Wen Yu kept an eye on the launch. Since she could only get one package per order, she might as well place few orders separately so that she could get a few more medicine packages? Thinking of this, she borrowed her roommates’ accounts to buy the clothes and made 4 separate orders.
Because it was same city delivery, Wen Yu received the packages the next morning. When she opened it, she took the acne medicine and smeared it on her face without thinking!
After applying the medicine, Wen Yu just lied on her bed and listened to some music. After an hour, she washed the medicine off her face.
At this time, the door opened.