Dou Weir is furious to hear it, she wants to come over and argue with the assistant. Ye Qing Xin stops her and shakes her head at her. She asks her to not be emotional.
Ye Qing Xin smiles toward the assistant and says with respect: “I am very surprised that today I can work with Ms Isla. I also apologize if my design cannot satisfy Ms Isla’s assistant.”
She says it cannot satisfy the assistant not Isla.
She doesn’t stop and continues: “This is my first time to design clothes. There’re should be a lot of inadequacy. Honestly, I didn’t really hope too much. But now seeing Ms Isla, I feel a bit ashamed of my past thinking….”
Her words are pure praise. She says it calmly and collectedly.
A smart person can notice that Ye Qing Xin clearly expresses that at first she was lacking of confident. But now because of Isla, she feels confident. She is able to naturally praise Isla. It’s not too or false.
Isla looks at her. It’s the first time for her to look at this young woman.
Isla smiles: “you are really good at talking.”
She turns her head and says to her assistant; “I see this cloth is quite good.”
The assistant wants to say more but Isla just cuts her off: “Go help me buy a cup of coffee.”
Ye Qing Xin feels relaxed. Based on her observation, Isla looks like she is hard to get along but actually she is quite reasonable.
It will be 2 p.m soon. The backstage is getting even more crowded. Dou Weir looks around and feels nervous. She clutches Ye Qing Xin’s hand: “it’s over, I’m so nervous, what should I do?”
Ye Qing Xin is also a bit nervous but she pats Dou Weir’s hand and comforts her: “It’s not you who will do the cat walk, what are you nervous about?”
Dou Weir says: “Later on we need to explain our works. I almost forget what I need and want to say. Oh right, later on what should I say? I….”
Ye Qing Xin: “….”
This time her phone rings suddenly, she takes it out. It’s a message from Jing Bo Yuan.
It’s just a simple four words message.
— Just try your best.
Ye Qing Xin purses her lips and smiles. Her heart starts to cal down.
The MC starts to open the show. The models starts to gather and take their place.
Isla changes her clothes. She changes into a different person. She changes into a noble woman that is cute.
Ly’s product style is quite and gentle style. Ye Qing Xin’s five pieces of clothes also draws close to this style. She designs it simple but elegant.
Under the light, all the model is so beautiful while they are walking.
Under the stage, except the well-known ladies in the designer world, designer, and also Jing Yan’s clients or potential clients. For making this event more public, Jing Yan also invites the media, fashion bloggers, celebrities, and a lot of other people.
The models walk out in orderly manner and full of confident. All the people are quiet and focus. The media keeps on taking photo.
It’s Isla turns. It seems the time she appears all the media starts to be emotional. Everyone also focuses on her.
Isla enjoys everyone’s attention and poses. She sweeps her eyes around the. She is depressed.
The one that should come, he’s not coming.
Then suddenly an accident happens.
Isla’s right-side shoe suddenly breaks. She couldn’t control it that she falls down on her knee. Her knee is in pain. Fortunately, her dress in a mermaid style, her legs are not exposed.
Everyone is shocked. This is the first time, Isla falls down on stage.
This is an unforeseen accident.
“What happened?” Gu Qiao calls the person-in charge of the shoes for the models.
The person-in-charge is panic: “i don’t know about this, I already examined it before, it’s should be okay.”
Moreover the shoes are all branded. It’s good material and not easily broken. Except…. it is man-made.
Gu Qiao also thinks that way, she orders in low voice: “Go and check the CCTV of the backstage.”
At this moment.
Isla does a pose and takes off her shoes. She stands gracefully, she picks her shoes on her hands and uses the shoes as her props. She smiles beautifully and confidently. She is like a queen. She walks out of the stage.
The audience regains themselves and claps loudly fr her.
Everyone at the backstage knows everything happened outside from the screen. Everyone is watching Ye Qing Xin.
This morning during the rehearsal, they matched the shoes by themselves. That time Isla wasn’t here yet. Her shoes were kept by Ye Qing Xin. The shoes are from big brand. It shouldn’t break easily. Now the shoes are break. It makes Isla as a fool. This will be blamed to Ye Qing Xin.
Offending Isla will make Ye Qing Xin to lose her chance to be in fashion world.
Isla’s assistant directly shouts at her: “OMG, what did you let our Isla wear? You made her fell, you did it in purpose right?”
She wants to push Ye Qing Xin.
Dou Weir comes over and stands in front of Ye Qing Xin: “What are you taking, why are you attacking her personally?”
“I am…” she looks that Isla is approaching her, she welcomes her: “Are you okay? Are your legs okay? Tomorrow you still have two activities.”
“I’m okay.” Isla walks back to her dressing table barefooted. She says: “You should explain this to me.”
No one knows whether she is talking that to Ye Qing Xin or for the person-in-charge.
The backstage is silent. Ye Qing Xin looks at the shoes. She notices that there’s a trace that someone broke the shoes.
“I’m sorry, this is my fault.” Ye Qing Xin apologizes sincerely.
Indeed this is her carelessness, she just focused on paying attention to her clothes and she forgot about the shoes.
What is the purpose of doing this?
She can understand if someone wants to ruin her design as it will let her to unable to do well in this competition.
But ruin the shoes…. could it be because someone wants to harm Isla?
Or perhaps let her offends Isla?
Ye Qing Xin looks around at the other participants and their models. Is it because the participant is jealous that she got Isla as the model or is it because the model is jealous of Isla.
Isla is quiet.
Today it’s the first activities for her after she returned home. Unexpectedly that this accident happened. It simply the most humiliated accident in her modeling history. She couldn’t imagine what will the media writes about this accident.
Very quickly it’s Dou Weir turns to explain about her design. Because she is worried about Ye Qing Xin, she goes to the stage and just picks out important things to say. She leaves out the other unimportant thing. The time she returns unexpectedly, the offender has been caught.
Gu Qiao shows the CCTV recording.
It shows two participants seized the opportunity when Ye Qing Xin wasn’t there and also everyone was busy to ruin the shoes in twenty minutes and returned it.
Two participants are close to each other.
“I cancel both of your right to join the competition, do you have anything to say?” Gu Qiao asks them coldly.
Both of their faces change, they bite their lips but say nothing.
“Aren’t you leaving?”
Both of them just turn their body to leave. They want to escape.
“You guys don’t apologize, and just go away?” Isla says.
Both of them stop and walk toward Isla. They bow and says lowly: “I’m sorry.”
Isla: “I cannot here you.”
Isla doesn’t say anything else and looks at Ye Qing Xin.
She has been in fashion world for so man years. There’s a lot of competitions, she understands it very well. She is used by them as their pawn. They wanted to use her to attack Ye Qing Xin, the young designer.
These two are unqualified designers.
It’s just, she also indeed fell because of Ye Qing Xin’s carelessness too. She also feels a bit grudge toward this harmless innocent young designer.
Ye Qing Xin notices her hostile gaze, she doesn’t say anything.
Both of the participants leave. Then everyone looks at Gu Qiao and Isla.
Ye Qing Xin takes an opportunity when everyone is not watching her, she leaves the backstage quietly and chases after those two.
Both of them are in sour mood: “What are you doing?”
Ye Qing Xin smiles: “before my clothes were also ruined, was it your doing? I don’t want your responsibility, I am just curious? Why were you guys doing this to me? Is it because I got the chance by drawing lots to work with Isla?”
“You got the chance when you drew the lots? Those papers are empty. Jing Yan had planned it all along to let Isla wore your cloth. You are depending on your connection, what is so great about you?”
Ye Qing Xin remembers that moment. Indeed, she didn’t open the paper.
“How do you guys know?”
“We heard it at the restroom, the person-in-charge called someone. He laughed at us! We had suffered for months, because you’ve connection, why did we need to accept this unfair treatment?”
That person wants to get close to her. She turns alert and hugs her belly. She takes a step back.
At this time, Dou Weir calls after her “Xin Xi, why are you running after them? You made me worried, if you are gone, I’ll be done…..”
“I just come out for fresh air.” Ye Qing Xin knows everything that should know. She walks toward Dou Weir.
“Are you okay?”
Ye Qing Xin holds her hand: “I’m okay, let’s go back.”
Two disqualified participants kneel down and cry.
Ye Qing Xin comes back to the backstage. Gu Qiao is there, she is talking with Isla. They both are laughing.
Ye Qing Xin is having a doubt. If both of the disqualified participants’ word are right, why did Jing Yan do this? Was it for helping her?
Who did this?
Gu Qiao? Or Yan Nai Nai?
Because two other participants are disqualified, Ye Qing Xin goes on stage earlier.
Five of her model also appear on stage. Luckily because of Isla’s high professionalism, she just changes her high heels and does it.
Ye Qing Xin walks behind the model. She is nervous. She looks at the audience section and her gaze meets a pair of dark eyes. Her nervousness is gone.
That man is encouraging and comforting her.
She smiles at him and takes the microphone. She starts to explain her design.
She thought that he will not come.
Then at last she bows down and she and the models leave the stage.
After a while, the voting process is done.
Ye Qing Xin gets a high voting, there’s a girl called Jiang Xiao Qin that gets a voting higher than her. So Jiang Xiao Qin is the winner and can enter Jing Yan’s company. For this result, Ye Qing Xin is surprised but she doesn’t feel discouraged.
Ye Qing Xin comes back to the backstage and wants to have a rest. She is quite tired after standing some time on the stage. She feels her belly is unwell.
When she is about to sit down, Isla’s assistant comes over: “You, right you. Come and help me to buy a cup of ice coffee to Isla.”
Dou Weir knows Ye Qing Xin’s condition and says to her “Why don’t you get it by yourself?”
Isla’s assistant: “She harmed our Isla. Isla is humiliated. We are generous to not make fuss about it. Do you know how many calls we need to make to not let it out? So what if I asked her to buy a cup of ice coffee?”
Isla changes back into her clothes and leaves hurriedly.
Assistant: “Ay, Is. where are you going? Wait for me!”
Ye Qing Xin, Dou Weir: “….”
Now it’s 5.00 pm.
Ye Qing Xin looks around then she takes out her phone. She wants to call Jing Bo Yuan to ask his whereabout. She wants to find her in a while.
Then she suddenly gets a message.
— I’ll wait for you at the parking area.
“We will go now?” Dou Weir asks.
Ye Qing Xin smiles. “Let’s go.”
They are more relaxed now. They don’t need to bring the clothes back because it will be belonged to the sponsor.
After they come out, He Ji Fan comes over toward Dou Weir with a bouquet of roses. He asks her: “You have competition, why didn’t you tell me?”
Ye Qing Xin looks at Dou Weir’s blushing face. She smiles and goes away.
Although she doesn’t have good impression about He Ji Fan, but after all it is Dou Weir’s life. She thinks that Dou Weir should be responsible with it.
She goes to the parking area.
Ye Qing Xin notices that Jing Bo Yuan is standing beside his car and smoking.
It’s just….. Ye Qing Xin narrows her eyes. In front of him, isn’t it Isla?
Isla’s assistant is not here.
Ye Qing Xin feels some uncomfortable feeling, she purses her lips and comes over.
Jing Bo Yuan notices her and smiles at her. He throws his cigarette away.
Isla notices his smile and a bit surprised because of it. She has known him for so long. She never saw him to smile so bright.
She looks over and notices Ye Qing Xin. She is astonished and stunned.
Jing Bo Yuan then holds her hand and introduces Ye Qing Xin to Isla: “This is my fiancee, Ye Qing Xin.”
Then he introduces Ye Qing Xin to Isla: “This is Xiao Lian, a friend.”