Ji Yi slept late the night before and when woke up at eleven in the morning the next day, she was still dreaming under her warm comforter.
It really was a wonderful dream. She dreamed she and He Jichen were standing in front of the white stone fence in Houhai, watching the sky filled with fireworks.
In the midst of the exploding fireworks, Ji Yi felt her phone vibrate gently in her hand. She tapped the screen and saw an Alipay red envelope. After clicking on it, Ji Yi realized it was sent by He Jichen who was standing right next to her.
The message on the red envelope was simple; there were just three words: New year's money.
The sum in the red envelope read: 8888.
Ji Yi hadn't finished the latter half of her dream when she heard her mom cry, "Ji Yi, get up. Ji Yi!"
She then removed her comforter, allowing the chill to wake her up from her dream.
She groggily opened her eyes and stared at her mom standing against the sunlight from the window. It took some time for her to slowly come to her senses.
"Quickly get up. It's eleven! Time for lunch!"
Ji Yi's mom was afraid Ji Yi was still sleeping, so she reached her hand out and pulled Ji Yi's arm to make her sit upright. Ji Yi's entire body swayed for a moment. Seeing as Ji Yi was completely awake, she left the bedroom after saying "Quickly, go freshen up!"
As Ji Yi's mom shut the bedroom door, Ji Yi slowly got out of bed and took her phone into the bathroom with her.
While brushing her teeth, Ji Yi opened Alipay and saw the "8888" red envelope He Jichen sent. Then she realized the dream she just had was real and yesterday really did happen.
The corners of Ji Yi's lips couldn't help but curve into a smile. While brushing her teeth, she tapped on Weibo out of habit.
Yesterday, the new year's blessing Zhuang Yi told her to post on Weibo got over three million likes and over nine thousand replies.
There were too many messages and Ji Yi couldn't reply to every fan, so she skimmed through all the popular replies.
Apart from the comments, there were also many messages [email protected] Just as she skimmed through the replies, Ji Yi vaguely glanced through those messages until she saw one which crushed her.
It was a Weibo post from someone called "I love eating mangoes": "Trash! Ji Yi has no acting skills. Plagiarizes other people's performances! A disgrace!"
There were two gifs under the post.
Ji Yi tapped it to see that the first gif was of Qian Ge in "The Legend of Qingcheng." It was the scene where she and the main actor first met. She glanced shyly at the lead actor, blushed without saying a word, and turned to run away.
The second gif was of Ji Yi in "The Tempestuous Grand Tang." She accidentally stumbled into the main actor's arms. She quickly glanced at the lead actor, blushed without saying a word too, and turned to run away.
"I love eating mango"'s post was sent about over an hour ago. Just a few people replied to voice their opinions to Ji Yi. They must've been Qian Ge's fans.
Deep down, it was inevitable for Ji Yi to feel a little uneasy, but she knew that no matter how good the celebrity was, it was impossible to not receive just one hate comment. What's more, she felt like "I love eating mango"'s post was twisting the truth, so she didn't take it to heart. Choosing to just ignore it, she heard her mom ushering her to eat on the other side of the door. She hurriedly exited Weibo, quickly freshened up and left the bedroom to eat lunch.