Chapter 30: First Night in Capital City (4)
Translator: Nyoi-Bo Studio Editor: Nyoi-Bo Studio
“Ye Tianxin, you should get some rest. You need to get up early tomorrow for your interview. I wish you success.”
Madam Du smiled sincerely as she spoke.
Sometimes, interpersonal relationships are cultivated from a mutual liking for each other.
Perhaps it was Ye Tianxins filial piety toward her grandmother that had impressed Madam Du, convincing her of her good character, that she didnt seem to mind letting Ye Tianxin stay at her bookshop, giving her full access to her shop.
“Madam Du, since I wont be able to bring my grandmother along for the interview tomorrow, could she wait for me in the shop, please”
“Of course she can. So, goodnight then, Ye Tianxin.”
That said, Madam Du proceeded to leave her shop without a second thought, leaving it in Ye Tianxins hands.
She opened the door and disappeared into the quiet night.
Ye Tianxin went up to the loft. Her grandmother, who hadnt yet fallen asleep, opened her eyes when she heard Ye Tianxin come in.
“Tianxin, what did the shop owner say”
“She agreed to let us stay here temporarily. Grandma, I have to go to the academy tomorrow for my interview. You just stay here and wait for me while Im gone. Aftward, well go further afield to look for accommodation!”
Grandma looked at Ye Tianxins face, which radiated beauty like a rose in full bloom, and suddenly felt deep down in her heart that Ye Tianxin had aged.
On their journey here, she clearly saw that Ye Tianxin had changed into a very responsible person who was organized and dependable.
She wondered if perhaps it was because she had had to make a living for them both, and hadnt had the time to give Tianxin the care that she needed, that had caused Tianxin to grow up prematurely.
“Grandma, get some sleep!”
As it was their first night in an unfamiliar environment, neither Ye Tianxin nor her grandmother was able to sleep soundly.
It was barely dawn when Ye Tianxin quietly got up. Since Madam Du had so kindly offered them a place to stay, she couldnt possibly repay her kindness by sleeping in until she arrived at the shop.
Once out of bed, Ye Tianxin set about quietly cleaning the shop, making as little noise as possible. She used water to wipe down the bookshelves and every inch of the floorboards, paying attention to every single detail.
Rising a short while after Ye Tianxin, her grandmother helped to water the flowering plants outside the shop and swept away the fallen leaves at the shop entrance.
When Madam Du arrived, she was greeted with a picture of sparkling tidiness.
She was holding a washbasin in one hand and a bag containing pork dumplings and a few buns in the other. “Maam, youve been working too hard.”
Grandma replied gently, “Not at all. If you hadnt kindly taken us in, my granddaughter and I wouldve had to sleep on the streets....”
Madam Du and Grandma walked into the shop. Ye Tianxin, fresh from the shower, was dressed in a white dress patterned with tiny blue flowers. With her shiny black hair braided into two long plaits, she looked exceptionally charming, like a little fairy.
“Grandma, wait here for me while I go out and buy breakfast for you.”
Clad in her signature qipao, Madam Du said, “I brought you some breakfast. Just eat these for now since you dont have a lot of time to spare.”
Ye Tianxin thanked her repeatedly.
After she and her grandmother had breakfast, YeTianxin left the shop with her simple but worn backpack.
Watching Ye Tianxins energetic figure walk away, Madam Du suddenly had a thought, a feeling that perhaps this was her.
It was like the character that she had created with her pen had come alive and walked out of the book.
It was her. She had finally found her.
She had found the female lead who could play the role in that particular movie. The person in her imagination had come to life.
Shed resigned herself to the fact that shed never find someone in her lifetime to play that part. Without a suitable person to play it, shed rather not shoot the movie at all.