Of course, it wasn’t that he really knelt on the ground, but it was just an intuitional feeling--- This was not because this guy sang badly and could not even carry the tune midway, or that he sang in a sobbing tone and choked with sobs in the end.
Instead, when this guy, who was a hopeless man in his perspective, stood on the stage and faced hundreds of audience on the set and thousands of audiences in front of their TVs. He started to reveal his inner world.
This guy started to transform--- Not to the degree for him to adore as a Black Soul, however, at this moment, this guy became attractive.
Apparently, this originally hopeless trash… took his first step, marching towards becoming a man with hope.
In the last row of the set, his boss revealed a slight hint of a smile--- Tai Yinzi knew he would probably lose the bet.
He didn’t think that he would fail due to his actions… He regretted letting Zhuge surreptitiously catch a glimpse of Nanako’s real identity--- Unexpectedly, such a change became the inducement for Zhuge to be reborn.
However, human is a rather miraculous kind of animal. Once they experiencing just one transformation, their spirit would become totally different. As a Taoist of the past, he had his own methods of distinguishing humans.
"Master… I lost." Tai Yinzi lowered his head.
The old, single ghost took action and thought the club boss wouldn’t be able to pay close attention to every activity that the Black Soul Envoys perform. Therefore, he tried to sneakily win the bet--- but obviously he was misunderstanding something.
Tai Yinzi couldn’t help thinking, that whether some of his senior Black Soul Envoys had experienced such a situation and also had their own selfish calculations before.
He’d followed Black Soul No.9 for a while, feeling that this ‘big brother’ had an extraordinary ability, yet was still loyal. This made him feel inconceivable. However, it made sense after witnessing the dreadful You Ye… and the ability of the boss which confidently knew everything.
In the long run, many Black Soul Envoys had probably tried to resist; however, their determination had been dissipated by the sense of incapability. Finally, they could only attain liberation through enough performances.
"Don’t you want to wait until Zhuge pays his soul?" Luo Qiu asked him with curiosity.
Tai Yinzi shook his head. "No need to do that."
His sneak actions would be realized anyway… He was aware he would have no chance to be forgiven if he cheated again.
Tai Yinzi knew this time, Boss Luo was warning him.
But, as a 500-year-old ghost, he felt awkward being cautioned by this young man.
He didn’t know if he was getting muddled as due to age… or as an ancient person, he couldn’t catch the thought patterns of the new generations in this developed world.
People should show more sincerity!
Watching Luo Qiu now sneaking away, Tai Yinzi hurried to ask, "Master, where are you going?"
"Obviously I’m going back since the customer’s requirement has been fulfilled."
Luo Qiu collected his black cane, wore his hat, turned around and pushed open the safety gate of the set, "There are other customers that I have to meet."
Tai Yinzi gave a start, wondering whether he should ask if he should continue monitoring Zhuge or follow him back.
Abruptly, thunderous applause was given on the set. Some people even stood up.
With lightning speed, one by one, the audience stood up with their loud cheers and applause.
Under the unceasing spotlight and cheers that were loud enough to wake the dead, Zhuge felt exhausted, slumping down on to the stage.
He had done a thing that was unconceivable and miraculous… in just a short dozen minutes.
He had no idea why.
"This feeling… seems good." Such thought emerged in Zhuge’s brain. However soon, Zhuge stood up, because he had no time to feel these or appreciate the enthusiasm coming from the audience.
He didn’t think this was his stage. There was a more important place waiting for his arrival.
"Thanks everyone… I, I’m going to see her. Bye!" Zhuge held the microphone, giving a nervous bow before running out of the stage hurriedly.
"Wishing for your happiness!!"
All voices were from those who made way for him…
"That’s right him! This f*ckin fatty! He knocked me down, and robbed my chance of getting on the stage!! I’ve called the cops!! You guys catch him!! I won’t forgive him!!"
The running Zhuge encountered Chen Jiaming whom had come to his senses.
Not only him, another colleague stayed near Chen Jiaming… Was it because he found the one on the stage was not Chen, so he ran into the backstage, and woke up the fainted Chen Jiaming?
Not only that, there were two security guards of the TV station standing nearby.
‘Only idiots would stop running… How could I do such a crazy thing?’ Zhuge turned about and ran away. He didn’t regret anything, just thought that it was too crazy today.
‘En… seems like nobody is following me anymore.’
Zhuge looked back subconsciously and found that four people including Chen Jiaming had fallen down and were tangled together. It might because they were tripped… Seeing this, Zhuge dared not stay there any longer and fled quickly.
"Shit… this Taoist lost the bet but at least he has some hope. Please make my first performance look better."
‘Yeah, it’s my original name since the beginning.’
‘Ever since I was conscious, I lived in a very very small place. It was dim and nothing could be seen. Until one day, the world suddenly turned bright.
I saw colors different from the darkness through a rectangle frame… I saw some weird objects. Later did I know it was a person’s face.’
Some weird substance flew into my body.
‘Since then, I knew my name was Nanako. And the man I saw was Zhuge. I found out his name later on.’
‘Ever since then, I could see him every day.’
‘Zhuge gave me many many clothes, and provided me with food during regular times… I don’t know the taste of that so-called food, which will turn into light and flow into my body, but then I would feel the sense of satisfaction.’
‘He would keep talking to me and show various expressions in front of me.’
But that magical rectangular frame can’t always be opened incessantly.’
When it is closed, I’ll continue being caught in endless darkness… whenever the darkness came, I always had an extremely strong desire.’
‘I want to have that frame to open. I want to see that person.’