CHAPTER 1—After the Shipwreck

The moment Xie Yu regained consciousness, he seemed to hear the cries of his colleagues and the sound of wind and waves hitting the hull of the ship.

He tried to move his limbs, but was horrified to find that he couldn’t move, and it was extremely difficult to even open his eyes.

He quickly felt the strangeness of his sense of touch.

His whole body seemed to be wrapped in a soft and invisible liquid, cold and sticky.

…That’s right——the storm overturned their crew’s boat!

He had gotten out of his cabin and was hit head-on by a big wave.

His head seemed to have hit a hard object, and he was taken underwater by the overturned boat.

Xie Yu was startled by this recollection, then gritted his teeth and forced himself to calm down.

Before he opened his eyes, he tried to wave his arms so that he could escape from the waters that would spell his death.

The numbness of his limbs gradually subsided with the return of his conscious, and his stiff hands began to wave slightly, and he sensitively felt the sensation of water passing through his fingertips.

His eyes also slowly opened, and it took a long time to focus.

All sound was cut off, and there was no large boat the crew used to go out on location, and there were no colleagues around who were also likely injured or killed.

The water was a strange and turbid green, changing from the ashy color brought by a previous storm, and very much like the sea water they saw when they set out.

——Sure enough, rescue did not arrive, and he was still in the sea.

Xie Yu’s heart sank, thinking that he was probably injured and sinking underwater, so his chance of life was slim, and he immediately became helpless.

But in the next second, he changed his mindset, a little unwillingness emerged from despair, and then a bit of ruthlessness from the unwillingness.

He didn’t even have time to check whether a life jacket was still there, he just waved his hands hard, raised his head and struggled upwards, praying that he could rise to the surface as soon as possible.

But halfway through the momentum-gathering movement, he was blocked, and a foreign object hit the back of his hand.

The originally quiet environment also began to fill with noise.

[Detection that citizen Xie Yu regained consciousness]

Xie Yu paused, obviously startled by the female voice coming from nowhere.

He subconsciously rolled those few words and phrases in his mind, and found that the pronunciation was weird, but for some reason he understood it.

Especially the pronunciation of his own name.

At such a moment of life and death, he didn’t care so much, and continued to struggle with his hands.

When it was obvious that he was able to move, he secretly breathed an inner sigh of relief.

The female voice continued and gradually became clearer.

[Performing the seventeenth body test]

[All indicators enter the safe range]

A light visible to the naked eye was getting closer and closer.

Xie Yu held back his last bit of strength to move upwards, and with a wave of his hands, brought his body up and out of the water.

The extremely strong light stimulated Xie Yu to squint his eyes subconsciously.

Before he could adapt, rapid and piercing sirens began to sound repeatedly in all directions.

[Do not leave the repair compartment by yourself!]

Xie Yu’s left hand randomly hooked on hard objects floating on the water surface, and he kicked several times before he realized that his feet could stand on the ground.

He used his right hand to wipe off the water on his face, but as soon as he put his hand on his brow bone, he realized that things had completely exceeded his imagination.

The touch on his fingertips near his face was cold and rough, it could not be skin. Looking up again, it was not the sea, but a room that he has never seen before.

He slid his hand straight down until he caught the thin hose connected to his chin, and finally he was at a loss.

The alarm sounds disappeared at some point, leaving only the female voice still talking to him.

[Applying for medical connection…]

Xie Yu didn’t recover until a group of people in white uniforms rushed into the room.

He watched the crowd come around and stand beside him, the white rods they held were all glowing, and a light-blue thing similar to an electronic screen was unfolded from one side, and they leaned forward while looking at it, chattering at him while talking.

There was not a word of Chinese that he was familiar with, but he understood it without hindrance.

“Mr. Xie, how do you feel now? I’m very glad to see you recover!”

”This is the Third Emergency Center of the Capital Star. The system shows that your body damage has been completely repaired.”

“You interrupted the repair just now, did you feel uncomfortable?”

Xie Yu was stunned by the series of questions, opened his mouth dumbly, and glanced at the few people who were getting closer to him.

The irises of these people were of different colors. Besides the usual black or blue, there was also red and yellow!

He didn’t make the slightest sound, but his thoughts turned back and forth, and he didn’t know what was going on.

He had just undergone the experience of a boat capsizing.

Can doctors wear such exaggerated makeup and stimulate him when he’s just woken up?

The doctors in uniform waiting for the patient in front of them to react looked at Xie Yu’s state.

They glanced at each other, then the red eyed doctor quickly winked at the black eyed doctor, and poked at the translucent blue screen in his hands calmly.

The dark-eyed young doctor smiled brighter at Xie Yu, and his tone of voice seemed like he was coaxing a child.

“Mr. Xie, don’t be nervous. These two are doctors from the third emergency center. This colleague and I are volunteers in the interstellar psychological counseling and assistance team.”

The black-eyed doctor saw that Xie Yu had a blank face. He straightened up, collected his words and continued, “…Do you still have any memory of what happened before?”

Under the condition of not fully understanding the situation, he murmured and repeated the words that the black-eyed doctor had deliberately mentioned, and the puzzled expression on his face became more and more serious.

“Yes. Please relax. You have been rescued by the doctors in the emergency center…” The young doctor slowed down his words, “How do you feel now? Do you feel any pain in your chest?”

Xie Yu opened his mouth to ask about the shipwreck. But when he caught a glimpse of the completely unfamiliar environment from the corner of his eye, he couldn’t help but suddenly fall silent, and quickly shook his head again.

This was not an environment he was familiar with, and the sense of dislocation made him subconsciously choose to continue to observe, speak less, and make fewer mistakes.


“Now, we have completely gotten rid of the toxins and you are now completely safe.” The black-eyed doctor saw the pale face of the handsome young man under the transparent mask in front of him, and couldn’t help but feel a little emotional and anxious in his heart.

The well-known star committed suicide by taking poison a few hours ago, and even turned off his apartment’s smart alarm system before the attempt.

If his agent had arrived a moment later, the top medical forces of the Capital Star may not have been able to save him.

The staff tentatively moved forward and caught Xie Yu’s arm resting on the edge of the repair chamber. “If you don’t feel too uncomfortable, then we’ll close the repair chamber and pull you up?”

The water slowly drained away, revealing a body with countless transparent lines attached and smooth curves.

——So it’s not the sea, but a repair chamber?

His next thought popped up, reminding Xie Yu with a strong sense of presence how paradoxical the situation before him was.

——Although this body was good, it was definitely not his. The skin color did not match, and the body shape did not match.

Xie Yu wanted to take another look at himself, but the sudden sharp pain in his head made his eyes go dark.

A chaotic scene flashed by, mixed with turbulent emotions that almost swallowed him up.

There was such a sudden change, and the person who had just been rescued bowed over, with a painful expression on his face. The staff froze for half a second, and immediately took action.

When Xie Yu finished their examination in a daze and was helped to sit on the hospital bed, the memory of this person’s body had returned to its place.

The doctors confirmed with Xie Yu that he was okay again and again, and their words were very cautious.

After hearing Xie Yu’s response, a doctor spoke up carefully, “We will leave you a light brain, and if you still feel uncomfortable later, please let us know in time. Or if you want to meet relatives and friends who are still waiting for info about your situation outside, you can also inform us.”

“Friends and relatives?” Xie Yu asked suspiciously, obviously not sure who was waiting for his news.

“Your agent arrived at your apartment first, and then notified us. He has been outside, waiting for news of your recovery. If you still need to rest, let me pass it on. If you are better, you can also report in person that you’re safe.”

The doctor speaking observed Xie Yu after he said this, and saw that there was no abnormal expression on his face, so he nodded to his colleagues while Xie Yu was not paying attention.

Xie Yu was still digesting the memories in his head, and so he only slightly nodded towards the doctors as a response.

And the colleagues who received the doctor’s signal made gestures quietly, subconsciously eliminating the possibility of a motive for the star’s suicide due to his manager.

The patient in front of them didn’t show resistance when he heard the word manager, which basically made them sure that the manager wouldn’t irritate Xie Yu after he had been rescued.

Xie Yu’s thoughts drifted away for a while, and when he came back to reality, he was left wondering when the doctors had left the room.

And after an unknown amount of time, the door opened again, and he looked up to see a solid, mature man.

Zhou Cheng, was the original body’s manager who had followed him since his debut at the age of seventeen.

When he was young, he was both a visionary and energetic manager, leading him and several other artists to enter the entertainment circle smoothly.

Perhaps it is because he cherished the original body, Zhou Cheng had been keeping a close eye on film notices, and wanted to bring the original body on the road of gaining a foothold in good works.

It’s a pity that the original body had studied for ten years, but even with a professional background, he still hadn’t found a method that suited him in acting.

If things went on like this, instead of widening his path, it would get narrower and narrower, which would waste all the painstaking efforts of such a manager.

Recently, there were only a few good scripts, and the agent who had withstood the pressure of the company for many years couldn’t do anything this time.

In order to maintain the exposure of the original body, he was forced to agree to the company’s appointment to a high-paying blockbuster film adapted from a famous interstellar IP.

But it was this so-called giant production that changed the body’s already flat characters into something even more brainless during the filming.

The original body, who was already shaken because of his poor acting skills, was burdened with a lot of infamy from the moment the trailer was released.

And the “notorious” Golden Toilet Award was undoubtedly the last straw that crushed the original.

The idea of committing suicide in his apartment was also born from this…

Staring at the familiar face that frequently appeared in his memory, Xie Yu twitched the corners of his mouth adaptively, urging himself to put on this body’s usual expression as much as possible, “Brother Cheng.”

He didn’t understand the situation of this era, but a manager who treats his artists with sincerity was worthy of respect.

The manager, who was no longer young, looked in the direction of the bed for a moment, looking a little dazed and cramped.

He opened his mouth to say something, but he was afraid that what he would say would irritate the person in front of him who had just managed to save his own life.

Seeing him like this, Xie Yu suddenly understood. Zhou Cheng, who was the first to arrive at the scene, was probably frightened by the situation that occurred at his apartment.

“Brother Cheng.” Xie Yu called again, his smile was obviously more genuine, and also showed some apology.

Although he had memories, he still felt unfamiliar. He didn’t even know if he had concealed his expression well, so he could only hope that his manager didn’t notice anything.

But he did not expect that the uneasiness in his heart was just in line with the current situation.

This call brought Zhou Cheng, who was a little dazed, back to his senses, and whatever he wanted to say turned into a sigh.

He had already noticed that the person in front of him was in a bad mood recently, but he never thought that he would come to this point.

After working together for so many years, it was impossible to say that there was no relationship or bond.

How terrified he was to enter the apartment then, how grateful he was now.

Fortunately, everything can be redeemed, and no matter how difficult the situation was, he was able to survive it.

Xie Yu sat on the bed and waited for him to approach, allowing him to look at and touch him, and finally accepted his hug obediently.

Zhou Cheng obviously still had lingering fears in his heart, and he repeated the doctor’s instructions, making sure that his artist was out of danger, and finally sat on the edge of the bed weakly, muttering that it was okay.

“Brother Cheng, I’m sorry about this.” Xie Yu observed Zhou Cheng’s side face with a soft tone, “Thank you anyway.”

Xie Yu took the initiative to break through, and the conversation was opened.

“… Now you know to be sorry? When you did something stupid, didn’t you ever think that you might never have the chance to say thank you again?” The manager’s words came out of his clenched teeth, and he stretched out his hand as if to hit him.

Instead of avoiding it, Xie Yu had no choice but to pat him with his arm that was exposed above the quilt, “Haven’t you grown up! What kind of pressure is there. You said we will face things together. Have you forgotten?”

Xie Yu was willing to listen to the manager’s complaints, which came down upon him like thunder and rain. And seeing that the manager who had worked with him for many years in his memory was so uneasy for the first time, he also felt pity for this body inexplicably.

Then this expression happened to be caught by the angry manager.

After seeing it, Zhou Cheng let go of his heart that was hanging high up, and his anger came up as soon as he was done talking.

But he was reluctant to teach the person in front of him a serious lesson, so he pretended to pull his cheeks, and his tone was extremely soft as spoke, “Have you ever thought about what your parents and sister will do?”

How could Xie Yu not see through Zhou Cheng’s treatment of him which was full of sincerity towards this body. So, he gratefully let him pinch his face to vent, only at the end did he cry out in pain.

Zhou Cheng immediately let go, and seeing the young man in front of him begging for mercy with his face that had been loved by God for many years, his temper disappeared.

He turned his head away, rubbed his palms on his knees a few times, and finally couldn’t bear it anymore–he turned around, and hugged Xie Yu.

This was no better than the previous hug, instead it was obviously much stronger, binding is hands and feet with a huge bear hug.

Only then did Xie Yu laugh again, and slowly patted the manager on the back, comforting the hero who pulled the original body back from ending his life.

“…Okay, let’s rest for a while.” Zhou Cheng said angrily as the manager’s instinct came back online, but as he opened his mouth, he didn’t dare to say another word, “Don’t worry, take your time.”

Thank you.

Xie Yu rolled his eyes, and immediately recalled the memories in his mind, and quickly found the keywords that Zhou Cheng was most worried about saying.

“Golden Toilet…” He lowered his eyes, then raised them again, the gloomy eyes no longer the same from the past, “Brother Cheng, what’s the date now?”

“I have something to say.”


TL: Start of a new novel  ~(≧ω≦)~