Chapter 376: Together Through Good Times and Bad
The matter of participating in the Chopin Piano Competition was not known to the outside world. Therefore, no fans came to send her off.
Yao Jiahong and Xiao Li followed behind Shi Jin with their luggage and entered the VIP area to rest.
“We can board the plane in half an hour,” Yao Jiahong reminded Shi Jin softly.
Considering that this was his first time on a plane with Shi Jin, Yao Jiahong checked the things in his bag again—airsickness medicine, earplugs, chrysanthemum wolfberry tea, and eye masks.
After confirming that he should be able to handle any unexpected situations, Yao Jiahong zipped up the bag.
Xiao Li sat at the side and said in a low voice, “Brother Yao, you’re becoming more and more attentive. You weren’t so attentive even when you were managing A-list celebrities before.”
Yao Jiahong glanced at him.
After being reminded by Xiao Li, he realized that he was becoming more and more like a nanny and assistant. However, if it was for Shi Jin, it was okay.
In the ordinary rest area outside, Shi Xuexin was also waiting for the same flight. The people beside her were Yu Xiuhua and Hu Lai.
Yu Xiuhua carried her luggage and said to Hu Lai, “Sister Lai, thank you for coming to accompany Xuexin.”
“It’s my duty,” Hule said. “I’ll be signing Xuexin soon, and this will be a good time to get used to each other’s work patterns.”
“Aiya, I’ll have to trouble you to take care of Xuexin in the future then,” Yu Xiuhua said happily.
“It’s my job. This time, Xuexin got fourth place in the national competition. Not only is Chu Ling happy, but I’m also very happy. This time, we’re going to watch the semi-finals of the Chopin competition to broaden Xuexin’s horizons and so that her fans can get to know Xuexin better,” Hu Lai said.
Yu Xiuhua was especially happy in her heart. “It’s not easy to get fourth place. By the way, are we going to livestream us watching the semi-finals?”
“Yes. It’ll bring hype for when Xuexin finalizes the contract,” Hu Lai said.
Shi Xuexin stood by the side, feeling excited.
Chu Ling lent Sister Lai to her to take care of everything. It was obvious that he wanted to work with her in the future. They were going to be in the same company and under the same manager. In the future, Chu Ling and she would be the most perfect couple in the entertainment industry.
At the thought of this, she could not help but smile. “Mom, Sister Lai will arrange these things. Don’t worry so much.”
“I’m just happy. Besides, this is a happy occasion. I’m just asking a few questions so I can know what the future plans are,” Yu Xiuhua said.
Hu Lai glanced at the time and said, “We will be boarding soon.”
Shi Xuexin and Yu Xiuhua carried their luggage and followed her.
As it was a rushed trip and Shi Xuexin was not invited to Warsaw, she bought an ordinary economy class plane ticket and waited in the ordinary zone.
The two of them were too embarrassed to trouble Hu Lai to help them with their luggage, so they did everything themselves. Even so, Shi Xuexin and Yuxiu Hua were still very happy.
The three of them quickly boarded the plane. Hu Lai then guided Shi Xuexin to post on Weibo the news of her going to watch the Chopin World’s piano competition and her boarding photos.
Although Shi Xuexin had yet to sign a contract and become an official artiste, she had gained some fame early on. This time, she was ranked fourth in the country. With Hu Lai’s help, she had hundreds of thousands of fans.
The fan asked directly, “What is Xuexin going to do this time? Will she share some good news with us?”
She replied casually, “I’m going to watch the semi-finals and learn from my seniors. I’ll share some interesting things along the way. Everyone, please follow and subscribe.”
The ordinary seats were relatively small, and the flight was about ten hours long. However, she did not feel uneasy at all, and her heart was filled with excitement.
Someone asked, “Did you receive an invitation from the organizing committee?”
Shi Xuexin did not reply to this comment and skipped it.
Shi Jin took her phone and boarded the plane. Yao Jiahong and Xiao Li followed behind her with the luggage.
Yao Jiahong had booked a VIP cabin for her. Once she boarded the plane, she was arranged to sit in a spacious VIP seat.
There were fewer VIP cabins on this plane. There were only four seats in the front row.
In order to make it easier to take care of Shi Jin, Yao Jiahong bought seats in this cabin for himself and Xiao Li as well. However, there was still an outsider sitting here, so it seemed a little inconvenient.
When Yao Jiahong bought the tickets, this seat had already been bought by someone, so he couldn’t directly book the entire VIP cabin. Thinking about it, he felt a little regretful.
“Brother Yao, what’s wrong?” Shi Jin saw that he had been observing the seats and asked.
“It’s fine. I’m looking at who will be sitting here,” he said. “When this passenger comes over later, I’ll greet him in advance.”
Shi Jin hummed and did not ask further.
Xiao Li had already followed Yao Jiahong’s instructions and quickly asked for hot water and a blanket for Shi Jin.
The journey took more than ten hours, so both of them tried their best to make Shi Jin comfortable.
Shi Jin adjusted the seat, laid down, and picked up her phone.
The last passenger came in.
Yao Jiahong immediately stood up, planning to negotiate with him. He looked up and saw a familiar figure. He opened his mouth, but did not say anything.
Shi Jin was looking at her phone when a shadow blocked her vision. She lifted her lashes lazily and saw Fu Xiuyuan’s handsome face approaching.
“Why are you here?” Shi Jin sat up and realized that he was carrying a suitcase.
Fu Xiuyuan approached her. “Your suitcase isn’t big enough, so I prepared one for myself.”
Shi Jin smiled. “Why wasn’t I notified?”
“It’s a surprise.” Fu Xiuyuan could not confirm the time of the flight last night.
After confirming the time today, he still had to find the lucky person who had bought the ticket in Shi Jin’s cabin and buy it from them. He had to go through some procedures and had to connect with the airline company. As a result, he was late.
Yao Jiahong and Xiao Li automatically pulled up the curtain that covered the front and back rows.
With Fu Xiuyuan around, Shi Jin’s journey was relaxing and easy.
The plane soon arrived at the airport in Warsaw.
Warsaw was the home of Chopin, and many of the buildings here were named after him.
At the airport, all the competitors from the various countries had their own vehicles to receive them. They were sent to the hotel arranged by the organizing committee to stay with the other competitors.
Including Shi Jin.
This time, Shi Jin didn’t use her original name and instead used her English name, Jade.
After Yao Jiahong and Xiao Li got off the plane, they started to look for the car that was meant to pick up Jade.
Fu Xiuyuan said to Yao Jiahong, “No need, I have a place to stay. Call the organizing committee.”
Yao Jiahong had originally thought that he was already generous. In order to make Shi Jin travel more comfortably, he didn’t mind spending more money and energy.
With Fu Xiuyuan here, he realized that he paled in comparison.
Shi Xuexin also got off the plane.