Translated by: Tinker
Proofread by: Mary
Chapter 21 – Win the Competition! (2)
“Your expression should be in line with the content of your manuscript. For example, when you mentioned in the mid-paragraph about meeting a strange person, your surprise and panic should be portrayed in your expression to arouse the audience’s emotions.”
After Gu Qiuze finished, he saw Chu Yin’s placid face, “Show me how surprised you are.”
Chu Yin raised her eyebrows, her eyes were dark and round, and her lips parted slightly as she looked at him.
Gu Qiuze couldn’t hold back and laughed directly.
Chu Yin was a little embarrassed: “Is my facial expression not enough?”
The two brothers only laughed and didn’t speak.
But Chu Yin gradually found the feelings needed in her manuscript. After adding expressions, her speech sounded much clearer with the rhythm. Under the guidance of Gu Qiuze, Chu Yin revised some changes that made it even more professional. Chu Yin got a lot of inspiration and sincerely thanked Gu Qiuze.
Gu Qiuze was also a good man in her previous life. He was completely the opposite of the cold and paranoid Lu Zhen.
She didn’t like Gu Qiuze that much in her last life. If she wasn’t preoccupied with Lu Zhen, she might have learned to accept Gu Qiuze and fall in love with him. But in the end, she didn’t experience a normal love life in her short life.
Gu Qiuze stayed at Chu’s residence all morning. He had something to do at noon and didn’t stay for lunch.
“Yin Yin, go and send off Brother Qiuze.” Chu Shi said.
Chu Yin looked at him and nodded, “Okay.”
Pushing the door open, the girl, who was still wearing pajamas, followed him out. Gu Qiuze turned back and looked at her with a smile. “Don’t be too nervous. I’m sure if nothing happens, you’ll get the championship.”
Chu Yin nodded: “Okay.”
“And,” Gu Qiuze looked down and touched her head, “You don’t have to be so polite with me.”
Chu Yin: “Okay, I understand.”
They lived in the wealthiest district of the city. Gu’s family also lived nearby. As the villa goes deeper, the higher the price of the lot. After Gu Qiuze left, Chu Yin also turned and went back.
In the distance of the tallest building, Lu Zhen leaned on the balcony of the second floor, staring at the man and woman. He withdrew his sight after coldly looking at them for a long time.
He depressedly turned and went downstairs after hearing the butler’s call.
His grandfather was sitting in the living room drinking tea. They had a guest today.
Lu Zhen’s younger uncle Lu Linyuan had always been a slightly sensitive topic in the wealthy circle.
Grandfather Lu had an affair a few years earlier and had a son from outside. After Grandfather Lu’s legitimate son died, the son who was raised outside, was the only one left.
Lu Linyuan was in charge of all the properties of the Lu family. He and Lu Zhen were like two sides of the Lu family’s huge empire. Lu Zhen stood on the bright side, taking over the power in the future, while Lin Linyuan stood on the dark side as the Lu family’s secret knife.
Seeing Lu Zhen walking downstairs, Lu Linyuan smiled: “Ah Zhen is coming?”
Lu Zhen, although in a bad mood, still nodded: “Uncle.”
Li Lunyuan was only ten years older than Lu Zhen. He was more like Lu Zhen’s older brother. He had been very good to Lu Zhen since childhood.
Beside Li Lunyuan was Liang Yueqi. She was dressed in formal clothes. To maintain a good impression in front of Grandfather Lu, she didn’t dare sit down.
As Grandfather Lu got older, his temperament became much better. He looked at Liang Yueqi cheerfully, “How is your grandfather?”
Liang Yueqi cleverly answered, “My grandfather said that he would like to play golf with you every day.”
Old man Lu laughed, “Old bones is restless.”
Lu Linyuan’s sight turned between Liang Yueqi and Lu Zhen and said with a smile, “You two were born in the same year, and now you are classmates. This is fate.”
The old man Lu liked to listen to this, and nodded with a smile: “Ah Zhen is nice to Qiqi in school. And also, when you were a child, you two shared a kiss.”
Liang Yueqi immediately blushed.
Lu Zhen was just leaning on the sofa, his eyes slightly empty. No one knew what he was thinking.
Grandfather Lu couldn’t sit for a long time, so he was helped back to his room.
Liang Yueqi looked expectantly at Lu Zhen: “I will have a competition next week. Lu Zhen, do you want to go to see it?”
Lu Zhen’s dark eyes were dark and heavy. He didn’t speak for a long time. When Liang Yueqi thought he wouldn’t answer, Lu Zhen’s cold voice sounded, “Ok.”
Although Chu Yin preferred people like Gu Qiuze.
He still wanted to try proving he wasn’t cheap.
Liang Yueqi didn’t expect that he would agree, so she was very surprised.
After a while, Lu Zhen sent both his uncle and Liang Yueqi out. Li Lunyuan looked back at the happy little girl and asked him in a low voice, “Do you like her or not?”
Lu Zhen said coldly, “I don’t like her.”
Lu Linyuan raised his eyebrows imperceptibly and then asked, “What’s your preference? Uncle will help you find a girl.”
Lu Zhen waved his hand: “C’mon.”
Lu Linyuan smiled, his eyes held deep meaning, and didn’t ask him again. He then left with Liang Yueqi.
Finally, it was the day of the competition.
Under the effect of the enhanced memory buff, Chu Yin mastered all the materials in her heart.
She was not afraid of Liang Yueqi. Her goal was the championship, no one could stop her.
The competition venue was located in the neighboring school. Students from various schools in the city came to participate.
Chu Yin arrived early in the morning. When she got out of the car, a lot of eyes stared at her.
Because she wore the school uniform, it was easy for others to distinguish.
“She’s so beautiful, my god!”
“Why haven’t I heard of her name? Is she not the school’s flower?”
Chu Yin’s complexion was calm. She quickly walked out of everyone’s sight. After a while, a car also stopped at the gate of the school and a student of Huiwen came out.
“I know her. She’s the last year’s champion”
“She’s also pretty. Her fashion style is better than the one who came before.”
“But her face is a little bland compared to the girl before…”
Liang Yueqi took off her sunglasses and walked confidently to the school.
Students who come to participate in the competition would get a handbook at the registration office after signing in and drawing lots. The number drawn by Chu Yin was No. 13, which was in the middle, not good nor bad.
After entering the competition venue, the students from the school guided the contestants to sit in their seats and wait for the competition to start.
Jiang Yan slipped in from the back door, ran to Chu Yin, and handed her a drink.
“Not nervous?” Jiang Yan asked.
Chu Yin laughed: “I think you are more nervous than me.”
Jiang Yan came to learn, but as soon as she entered the venue, she became very nervous. Fortunately, Chu Yin wasn’t acting the same as her. She looked very stable now.
After a while, Liang Yueqi came in from outside. Her eyes glanced at Chu Yin before going to her assigned seat No. 8.
Jiang Yan was relieved and whispered, “Fortunately, her number is ahead of you.”
There were more and more people in the contestant area. Jiang Yan couldn’t stay any longer. After repeatedly encouraging Chu Yin, she returned to the audience area.
There were already people sitting on both the front and right side of Chu Yin, while her left side was still empty. She heard that every year, there would be a contest that would withdraw. The person sitting next to her was probably not coming.
She reviewed the manuscript silently in her heart. Suddenly, she heard someone calling her in a low voice.
Chu Yin looked along and saw Zhaolin’s smiling face.
He made a big love gesture by placing both his hands on his head, forming a heart shape. Then, he showed a few more cheering moves which made Chu Yin amused. Although her son was a good for nothing, he could cheer her up.
After seeing Song Zhaolin, Liang Yueqi’s eyes brightened obviously, and began to look for someone around the competition field.
And when the competition almost started, she couldn’t find the person she wanted to see. She turned back in disappointment.
The host took the stage and the judges took their seats. After a simple opening remark and speeches, the competition officially began.
The first round was a speech presentation and it would be in the order of the lots drawn.
The first two players were probably too nervous since their voices in the microphone were shaking, which affected their performance. As soon as they stepped down, they covered their faces and left.
Among the top 7 players, only No. 5 and No. 6 performed well, and the other players performed mediocrely. When Liang Yueqi came on stage on the 8th, there was applause in the audience.
Nearly 10 minutes of speech, Liang Yueqi did very well. She was fluent and smooth in the first half with standard pronunciation and emotional involvement. It’s just that when she arrived in the middle and late part of her speech, she saw a familiar person from the audience. However, even from this, her professional ability was excellent, and she quickly picked up her performance.
Before she stepped down, Chu Yin’s mobile phone got several messages.
Jiang Yan: [Liang Yueqi is good. She has good pronunciation and good speech content]
Jiang Yan: [I heard from the students in this school that the judges and teachers all know her, and the score will be high, what should we do? ]
After Chu Yin replied [Don’t be afraid], Song Zhaolin’s WeChat also came.
[Liang Yueqi invited a foreign teacher. Sister Yin, if you don’t win, it’s okay.]
[You are still the first in my heart! ]
Chu Yin laughed and asked him, [Why did you come to the competition?]
Song Zhaolin: [You’re here! Of course, I’ll come!]
Chu Yin put away her mobile phone with a smile.
Liang Yueqi didn’t put her under much pressure. No matter how good her English was, she was only the level of an ordinary 17-year-old high school student. In their whole grade, except for people like Lu Zhen who lived abroad as a child, no one else could speak English better than her.
Liang Yueqi went down the stage with a smile, her eyes going straight to Chu Yin.