The cake was exquisite and small, with small leaves made of chocolate and plump cherries on top of the cream. When the wind blew, the candle flame was blown up and down, and almost went out. Clifford reached out subconsciously to block the wind.
The candle burned silently on his palms, with a mild temperature, melting the coldness of the phalanx.
He looked down at Jade and after a long time asked in a low voice, "Your birthday?"
Jade lied without blushing, "Yeah! But I was the only one in my home, and I didn’t even know who can eat the cake with me when I bought it. Fortunately, you are here."
She smiled happily and sincerely, Clifford had no doubt, and accepted the reason. He looked at the gradually burning candles and reminded, "Then you make a wish."
Jade nodded and closed her eyes slightly. After a few seconds, she opened her eyes and looked at Clifford brightly. "Clifford, I can make three wishes for my birthday. I made two already and I have no other wishes. I will give you the last one, OK?"
Clifford was shocked.
Jade urged, "Hurry up, the candle is about to burn out, make a wish!"
Clifford closed his eyes subconsciously.
The brain was blank.
What to wish?
Will the wish come true?
If the wish can be realized...
He hoped he had never been in this world.
He wanted to become a stone, a tree, even if it was a wind that blows away, as long as it was not a person, everything was good.
But he had no choice, this world had never given him the opportunity to choose. He used to struggled hard and wanted to live a good life.
He once really believed that the future would be better.
But the world told him again and again, don’t be delusional, it will never be good.
When he was young, he thought that as long as he was obedient and eat less, his father will like him, but he was still greeted by endless beatings.
Later that man went to prison, he was free, he thought he would not be beaten at least in the orphanage. But because he was the son of a murderer, countless violent bullying was waiting for him.
Teacher said to him, Clifford, you had to laugh more, smile more, and then someone will like you and be willing to adopt you.
So he endured the pain all under his clothes and pursed his lips obediently.
It turned out that a couple had adopted him. The day they came to take him home, they changed him into warm and soft clothes, and brought him a lot of cookies and sugar. At that time, he thought that it would be different from then on.
But there was an elder brother who had nothing to do with him in that family.
Brother didn't like him, Clifford knew from the moment he stepped into the house.
He was too familiar with such abominable eyes.
He lived cautiously in this family. He didn't dare to speak loudly, his footsteps didn't dare to be heavy, he didn't fight for anything, but his older brother, two years old, still hated him.
He pissed in his bed in the middle of the night, tore off the homework he had written carefully, and the boys in the school pressed him into the toilet bowl.
The maliciousness of young people was inconsistent, and adults can never imagine how malicious a child can be.
Clifford couldn’t talk to adoptive parents, what their most precious sons did to him. They adopted him for food and clothing, and sent him to school. They were kind to him and he could not destroy this home.
Adoptive parents think that these were just two children's petty things. When the children grow up, they will forget it.
They didn't understand why he wanted to escape from this house.
When he was discovered by Zhongtian's scouts, he didn't care to be an improper star or not. For a 15-year-old boy, he just wanted to leave the place like silent hell and he was willing to pay anything.
Until he became a trainee, he realized that it was only a jump from one hell to another. Everyone here was a competitor, friends will betray you, and the brotherhood will step on your head and climb up for the opportunity to debut.
He can't retreat.
Adoptive parents had cut off contact with him because he dropped out as a trainee.
This was the way he chose. He had to prove it to himself and show the world.
He also gritted his teeth and refused to lose.
What was the result?
It was reality that gave him one slap after another, hitting him until he was sober.
Looking back on his way now, it was absurdly ridiculous.
The reality was telling him constantly, don't work hard, it's useless. Stop chasing, you can't chase the beautiful ones. People like you were not worthy of being born with light.
And he didn't believe, he went forward again and again, running, reaching, struggling to touch the beam of light, and finally, fell into the abyss.
So now, no longer hope.
He accepted his fate.
If he didn’t chase, he won’t be in pain, and if he didn’t expect, he won’t be disappointed. Everything good was a false illusion, the sugar that lured him, the hand that pulled him into the abyss, the poison that breaks the bowel and erodes the bones.
He will not be fooled again.
Clifford opened his eyes.
Jade couldn't expect it from crashing into his cold eyes, and was shuddered by a sharp chill.
In just a moment, Clifford withdrew his hand protecting the candle and took two steps back, full of indifference and repulsion, "I have no wish."
He turned and left.
Jade was at a loss for a while and was stunned.
Clifford took two steps and stopped. He looked up at the empty street, and after a few seconds, turned and walked back. Jade was still stunned, looking at him blankly.
She heard him asked, "How do you go home?"
She stammered, "Ta...taxi."
Clifford looked indifferent, "Come with me."
Jade was holding the cake and keeping up with him.
They walked to the street and waited for two minutes. When a taxi passed, Clifford beckoned the car and helped her pull the door, "Get in the car."
Jade had no resistance in front of the idol with a strong authority, and he climbed up the car tremblingly. Halfway up, thinking of something, he quickly turned around and handed the cake over, "Clifford, you haven't eaten the cake yet."
Clifford frowned, as if impatient, "No."
Jade was still trying and whispered, "It's sweet, would you like to try one bite? Just a bite..."
She looked at Clifford's expression and suspected that she might be killed.
As a result, Clifford stretched out a finger, quickly scraped the cake, and put it on his lips to lick it.
He said, "Ok now?"
Jade was content and sat on the car holding the cake. Before the driver had started, he asked pitifully by picking up the door. "Clifford, can I come to listen to you next time?"
Clifford looked down at her, his eyes dark and unclear, "I haven't been here because of the recent heavy snow warning."
Jade nodded quickly, "Oh, okay! Then you should take good care of your body and yourself. When the weather gets warmer, I will come to you again!"
Clifford did not answer.
The car started, she reluctantly looked back at the car door, and saw the teenager standing upright in the same place. His shadow was pulled by the street lamp for a long time, and was cast coldly on the ground.
Her eyes were a little sore, she waved her hand slightly and said softly, "Clifford, happy birthday."
When the car drove halfway, Yale's phone came over and reprimanded her as soon as she connected, "I went to the company to sign a document, and then you gone? I told you not to go out of the snowstorm warning tonight?"
Jade quickly admited her mistake, "I will be back soon, I just went out and buy a cake, and I will be home soon!"
Yale stroked his forehead with a headache, walked to the entrance to change shoes, "I'll wait for you downstairs."
Ten minutes later, Jade jumped out of the car holding the cake and shook the cake in his hand in Yale's doubtful eyes.
Yale glanced at her coldly, "If you run again next time, I will tell your mother."
Jade said, "Brother, how old are you and still make small reports? Can you still had some basic trust between us?"
This girl had a set of words. Yale was about to strike a warning in her head, but when he turned his head, he saw that the girl was smiling, but he can see a blue in her eyes.
He changed from knocking to rubbing and asked, "What's wrong?"
Jade ran over and pressed the elevator, "Ah? It's alright. Hurry and go, it's cold."
If she didn't say, he wouldn't ask.
After returning to the house, Jade took out the cake, squatted on the side of the coffee table and ate with a spoon. When Yale went to the bathroom to take a shower, she was in that position, and after his washing, she was still in that position.
Yale wiped his hair and walked over to ask her, "Will you go to the company with me tomorrow?"
Jade seemed to be stunned for a moment before he realized what he said and nodded, "Okay, then I'll set an alarm."
Yale said nothing, smiled, "Finish it and go to bed early."
The next morning, Jade was sleepy to climb up into Yale's big Mercedes.
The office building of Rats was located in the city center. Although it was not like a big building like other big companies, the newly built office building was rented by Yale from the first to the seventh floor.
Although the company was small, it needed a good facade, which was also conducive to the signing of artists and cooperation with the management.
As soon as he reached the door, the security guard greeted him, "Good morning, Sir."
Yale nodded gently and came all the way. The younger girl at the front desk, the auntie cleaning, and the employees who were rushing to check in all greeted, "Morining Sir."
Jade first came to the entertainment company she helped to set and was amazed at everything. In just half a year, Yale was able to achieve the company's scale. It was indeed a giant in the future.
She was looking around, and the people around her were looking at her.
The company’s internal group soon chatted,
—The general manager brought a super young little sister to the company!
—Is that called young? That is called mini. The baby fat hasn't faded yet. I guess she is at most fifteen.
—She looked so cute, so big eyes!
—Is it a newly signed artist? Did manager say to whom? I lack this type of girl, you guys never get her from me.
—Sister Su, you changed. You said that I was your only baby last night.
—There was a shortage of this type in the circle. Brother Yun, aren't you going to take Jinjin to try director Guo’s play today? Ask manager to bring this little girl together, which is quite in line with the set of the play.
—It's hard to say if people sign or not, I'll go to his office and ask him.
Yale saw Jade looking east and west, full of excitement, no longer last night's decline, and finally felt relieved. He went to the custom elevator and said to her, "I'm going to a morning meeting. You can just stroll around and get familiar with it. Later, I will introduce the company's employees and artists to you."
Jade waved his hand, "No need to that. Introduce it to me when I graduate and come to the company. Go ahead, I'll stroll by myself."
Yale nodded and got off the elevator. Jade rubbed her hands expectantly and decided to punch down from the seventh floor.
The 6th and 7th floors were the offices of Yale and several agents. Jade walked around the 7th floor, there was no one, and went down the safety stairs to the 6th floor.
There were many posters hanging on the corridor on the sixth floor, all of which were artists signed by the company. Jade was very interested in this and looked at each one.
In addition to the few artists she recommended to Yale in the planning book, Yale also signed five people, three men and two women, all very young, and the apparence was very good.
Started with a black and straight hair girl with a pure and ingenious appearance. She smiled very sweetly at the camera. In the future, she called her first love face. The signature on the poster was Zhao Jinjin.
Jade was looking at it with interest. The elevator door next to it opened, and a girl wearing sunglasses led the two assistants out, and said angrily as she walked, "What does Ma Zhe mean? He wants brother Yun to bring the newcomer with me for an audition? When the artists were grouped, I chose to go to brother Yun’s group instead of him, did he hate me? Dare to block my way, huh, what’s the new one, did the group say? ?"
Assistant quickly replied, "There is no news yet, manager went to the morning meeting."
The girl sneered. "When she first came to the company, she dare to put her hand to me. She thought I was bullying? I want to see what a big face like a ghost. How great she can be even if she was brought by general manager personally. I'm also signed by the general manager?"
Just finished, she saw a pretty girl not far away, staring at her poster with an inexplicable smile on her face.
Zhao Jinjin stepped in, and cast an inquiring look at the assistant.
The assistant quickly took out his mobile phone and turned over the news. He turned over the photos that he didn't know who had just taken it. After comparing the girl with pictures, he nodded firmly to Zhao Jinjin.
That was right! It was her!
Zhao Jinjin was instantly angry.
What did her mean by staring at Jinjin’s poster and laughing?
Provocative? ? ?
Come on! She was here!
She raised her voice with a sneer, "Now there is a newcomer with poor abilities, but she know how to find a back power quickly. She wants to fight with me, without weigh herself!"
Hearing Jinjin’s voice, Jade was curiously looking back—who was this beautiful young lady with long legs and thin waists scolding?