Don’t Chase Me, It’s Fruitless - Chapter 1
Meishi, Baomeng Business District.
On the fifth floor In an elegantly decorated hair salon, two young girls were sitting at a table, flipping through the modeling magazines. The LCD TV installed on the wall was playing one of the most popular food variety shows. On this issue, the guest invited was the popular actress Jiang Yaling.
Jiang Yaling’s appearance belongs to the elegant type. Her eyes were pure and big and with her long and smooth black hair, she looked innocent like a next-door little sister.
“If her hair’s real, it can fetch a good price since it’s long and good quality.” A stylist in the store commented very objectively.
The people next to him were shocked: “Are the actresses going on variety shows to let you value their hair???”
The stylist said calmly, “Didn’t forget the original intention.”
Then the other stylist next to him poked at him: “Look at that guest over there, her hair is long and smooth with standard black straight! Just like Jiang Yaling’s.”
He turned his head and looked through the glass. He saw a standard black straight-haired sister giving advice to a cute little sister with baby fat opposite of her. Then he withdrew his eyes and said sadly, “She said she wouldn’t get a haircut.”
That long hair… What a pity.
On the other end, Tao Youqing, who has long and straight black hair, turned the pages of the model magazine in her hand and pointed to the model above and said, “This is beautiful, gorgeous, and has temperament.”
The model on the cover had cold features with curly hair. But with that haircut, her cold features seemed to brighten.
Guan Meilin glanced at her: “It’s not suitable for me, it’s more for you.”
Tao Youqing’s appearance was that of a bright and beautiful woman, and along with inherent nobleness, like a daughter of a rich family that had taken care of her in the palm of their hands. Her black and white eyes are vivid and bright and when they open, they were full of vitality. When they’re half-opened or half-closed, it seemed she had thousands of other styles. All the styles can be easily controlled by her.
So Guan Meilin felt that curly hair with strong aura is suitable for her. Besides, she has seen her long straight hair so much that she wanted to see her change styles, but unfortunately, she refused to change—— If she changed she would have looked even less similar to that person.
Tao Youqing lowered her clear eyelashes and looked at the curly hair she pointed at. After three seconds of silence, she suddenly raised her head and proudly lifted her long hair: “This fairy looks so beautiful. Of course, any style is suitable.”
Then she held her forehead in distress, becoming addicted to her act: “Damn, how can I let others live if I look so good?”
“Why can’t my genes be more kind to the world!”
It’s coming, it’s coming! Tao Youqing’s specialty of narcissism is coming again!
Guan Meilin had known her for so long that she had become used to it. “Okay, okay, you’re the most beautiful.”
Tao Youqing, the narcissistic veteran, finally gave another suggestion to her cute little baby fat friend. Guan Meilin also felt that it looked very good so she happily communicated with the hairstylist.
As Tao Youqing had nothing to do she casually wandered around the salon and finally stopped on the LCD screen that was playing a variety show.
The Jiang Yaling on the screen was gentle and elegant, she [TYQ] looked at her [JYL] hand that was picking up a glass of water to drink.
Tao Youqing knew that when Jiang Yaling drank a glass of water, she would habitually raise her pinky with a sense of coquettishness.
Tao Youqing picked up a cup of water, with all her five fingers firmly grasping the cold cup.
The food variety show cut off just when Jiang Yaling said with a gentle smile that she didn’t like barbecue and replaced with the Music Valley. One of the two major singing stages in the country.
Male and female groups from all walks of life gathered together to release their charm and show their excellent professional ability. Everyone wanted to win an award from Music Valley and even better if they also won an award from Xihai, another music stage.
One award from Music Valley and Xihai was more valuable than any other music stage, it was an extremely glorious recognition for anyone, so countless groups and individuals are working and struggling hard for it, including their fans.
Tao Youqing tilted her head. She remembers that it took Jiang Yaling three years to win one star from Music Valley. But so far, she hasn’t achieved the achievement of winning double Music Valley star with an album.
Tao Youqing dived into her thoughts causing her to be in a daze. Her soul and mind had left her body.
After communicating with the stylist, Guan Meilin happily came back to find her. Seeing that Tao Youqing was in a daze, she called out to her: “Sisters, wake up. When I finish my hair, let’s go eat?”
Tao Youqing slowly pulled back her mind, and then looked at Guan Meilin with a confused expression and said, “Eat your hair?” He added, “Sounds strange and suffocating?”
Guan Meilin: “…”
If you can hear that, it’s already strange enough!
Guan Meilin held her forehead helplessly. She should have known that she shouldn’t have asked a question when Tao Youqing was in a daze. When Tao Youqing’s in a daze, half of her brain circuit would be in outer space, so oftentimes she would reply with strange nonsense.
Tao Youqing finally completely recovered and realized what she had said: “Oh! What are we eating?”
Guan Meilin put her bag next to her and patted her on the shoulder like it was a heavy responsibility: “You decide, take your time. I’m going to do my hair, then I’m going on a date tonight!”
Change your hairstyle then go see your girlfriend beautifully. It’s good!
Tao Youqing looked at her happily leaving. Then raised her hand to support her chin, and sighed.
She also wanted to change her hairstyle and meet her girlfriend, or rather…her secret lover. Tao Youqing was also tired of this straight black hair.
Her calm and gentle eyes quietly fell on the hair book in her hand, which was on the page of the curly hair she had just seen.
——She prefers this hairstyle.
At this moment, her phone screen suddenly lit up, a message popped out of the screen——
Zhou Yirou: I’ll be there tonight.
Tao Youqing looked at the message silently for a few seconds. She found that she was no longer excited about Zhou Yirou as she did before. Half of her enthusiasm had gradually turned into fatigue.
Between her and Zhou Yirou, it was always her taking the initiative. She had longed for Zhou Yirou to look back at her. But when people always take the first initiative for a long time, they will get tired, but she still kept half of her enthusiasm.
She picked up her phone and replied: Okay.
Reply as usual.
She turned on her phone camera then aimed it at the curly hair in the magazine.
Let’s give it a last try, just like a drowning man’s final struggle. You couldn’t help but hope that a hand will grab you.
In the evening, the sunset glow was all over the sky. Under the sky, wrapped in a gentle twilight, stands Baiyu Apartment, located in the southwest district of Meishi.
After taking a shower, Tao Youqing nestled on the sofa as she looked at her phone. With a swipe to the right, the homepage of a dancer with millions of fans, “Heart Q”.
She carefully looked at it, it seems she has gained more fans again. The comment area was filled with cute rainbow farts and a row of “new followers must see!”. She glanced over it, the corners of her lips slightly raised as she absorbed the energy of the praises. Then she contentedly put down her phone, turned around, and picked up her laptop, continuing her editing.
Once she’s bored, she would have the urge to learn something new. So she has started editing videos recently.
When she had just put the laptop on her lap, the doorbell suddenly rang— Zhou Yirou had arrived.
Whenever Zhou Yirou arrives, she would ring the doorbell to inform her that she has arrived before opening the door. Tao Youqing closed her laptop, got up, put on cotton slippers then went to the door to receive Zhou Yirou.
With a “dee” sound, the password lock was unlocked. Zhou Yirou with her beautiful and elegant face wearing a slim white suit jumped into Tao Youqing’s view.
Zhou Yirou’s eyes were faint with no feelings, even when looking at her.
Tao Youqing instinctively smiled, looking similar to Jiang Yaling’s usual smile on the program. She had skillfully entered the role of Jiang Yaling: “Sister Yirou, you’re back.”
Hearing this name, Zhou Yirou’s eyes had a wisp of tenderness that never belonged to Tao Youqing: “En, I’m back.”
Tao Youqing welcomed her into the room, made her a cup of coffee, and gave herself a cup of warm water. Then sat down beside her, and thoughtfully said, “Thank you for your hard work.”
In the entertainment industry, there are as many entertainment companies, but only some can be regarded as first-rate. Zhou Yirou’s Xinglan Entertainment company was included in it, as well as Jiang Yaling’s signed company, Yuan Churui’s Yueyong Entertainment.
Zhou Yirou liked to listen to her talk to herself in Jiang Yaling’s tone. At this time, she will always be in a better mood, and the messy things in the company will become less annoying.
Zhou Yirou turned and looked at Tao Youqing gracefully sipping the warm water in the cup, with her four fingers gripping the cup, and her little pinky slightly raised, seemingly delicate.
It was exactly the same.
Tao Youqing could see Zhou Yirou’s satisfaction. If it was a long time ago, she would be happy with this satisfaction, and foolishly think that as long as Zhou Yirou was happy, it would be okay for her to imitate another person.
She thought that as long as she was always with her, one day she could occupy her heart, because getting used to the existence of a person was a very dangerous thing.
But it turned out that she was just being delusional. It has been nearly five years since they got into a secret relationship, but Zhou Yirou still couldn’t forget her little sister Jiang Yaling.
Tao Youqing no longer had the confidence to engrave the word Tao Youqing in Zhou Yirou’s heart. She felt tired. Tired of acting as Jiang Yaling and liking Zhou Yirou.
It has been nearly five years, not many people would be able to hold out like this. She had done her best, but she wanted to try it for the last time. As long as Zhou Yirou would let go of Jiang Yaling and start new with her, she can rekindle her confidence and continue to love her!
As Tao Youqing thought about how she should start a conversation, she heard Zuo Yirou ask her, “What did you go out to do today?”
Tao Youqing’s eyes flashed: “Meilin got a new hairstyle today.” Then she picked up her phone and opened her photo album. “I think this hairstyle is very beautiful. I like it a lot, here, this one.”
Then she showed Zhou Yirou the curly hair. Zhou Yirou glanced at it indifferently, and without any hesitation, she blurted out: “It’s not good looking.”
Tao Youqing was not surprised. Of course, Zhou Yirou didn’t think it was good-looking, after all, Jiang Yaling did not have this hairstyle. Her aesthetics were Jiang Yaling.
But Tao Youqing no longer wanted to “be” Jiang Yaling. She wanted to be with Zhou Yirou as Tao Youqing or….leave her as Tao Youqing.
Tao Youqing closed her five fingers, then held her phone, and said firmly, “but I think it looks good. I want to change this hairstyle.”
Sure enough, Zhou Yirou’s face suddenly changed, the tenderness in her eyes immediately disappeared. She looked at her with a gloomy face: “You are not allowed to change.”
If it was changed, it wouldn’t look like Yaling.
Tao Youqing was not surprised by her reaction. Instead, she felt a little funny. Suddenly she couldn’t understand why she would indulge in an impossible illusion of getting her heart, but even more, she couldn’t understand how she managed to survive these five years.
Was it because of kindness? Or because of love? Or both?
She couldn’t help but feel uncomfortable in her heart. Her heart felt like it was being cut open with a knife, but she didn’t show it on her face, and instead raised her chin and said firmly, “I’m Tao Youqing, not a second Jiang Yaling.”
Zhou Yirou was stunned and didn’t say anything.
Seeing this, Tao Youqing stepped back for the last time and in a soft voice: “You put her down and look at me, and try to like me… ok?”
“We’ve been together for five years. Is your heart still unwilling to give me a place?”
She looked at her carefully, her eyes full of expectation.
To be honest, she was still willing to believe that Zhou Yirou was a warm man. She still held a little hope that she would have a place in her heart. After all, they have been together for five years.
No matter how unscrupulous Zhou Yirou was, she was also a person with seven emotions and six desires. And in the face of someone who has been with her for five years, Tao Youqing was willing to believe that her heart will be reluctant to give her up.
Today, here. As long as Zhou Yirou said she was willing to give her a place, she dared to continue to love. Because she had no strength to continue like a person who was unwilling to fall in love with her in these five years and not giving her a chance…
But the reality would never develop according to people’s good wishes. It was not a fairy tale.
Zhou Yirou suddenly got up, opened her lips, and said coldly, “Don’t dream. You, Tao Youqing have no value except becoming the second Yaling.
She looked down at her coldly and giving the final sentence.
“You will never be qualified to be loved by me.”
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