“Ace Rising Star” created its own topic on Lime TV, and below were the rankings on the popularity chart.

After a round of elimination matches, the popularity of each contestant was visually displayed, with the top three rankings occupied by Shan Qi, Bian Chen, and Huang Jianing.

Rong Yuheng didn’t know how it happened, but he managed to climb to the fifth position with his impressive skills.

When he saw it himself, he couldn’t help but be amazed.
He put down his phone and walked to the window, pushing it open.
“Did you see it?”

Zou Yi had a hunch that Rong Yuheng was about to say something shameless, so he lowered his head and remained silent.
Pu Zaixi was more innocent and hadn’t seen through his layers of tricks yet.
He poked his head out and looked outside.

“What did you see?”

Zhou Shubai cast a disdainful glance and said arrogantly, “Isn’t it just the cheap night sky?”

Rong Yuheng shook his head, ignoring Zhou Shubai’s peculiar display of wealth, and said on his own, “A morning star is rising in the night sky…”

The three of them, “…”

Zou Yi stood up and closed the window, saying calmly, “It’s late.
Let’s wash up and go to bed.
We still have to continue tomorrow.”

Rong Yuheng deeply felt the lack of understanding from Zou Yi’s indifference.

He thought for a moment and couldn’t bear to be lonely, so he posted a moment on his social media:

【Rong Yuheng】: I am a lonely star.

The comments quickly poured in:

【Chi Niang】: Hopefully, the dark night will never come.
[Candle emoji]

【Chu Er Gou】: I look forward to an eternal daylight.
[Candle emoji]

【Ming Xuan Guai Sun】: It’s lucky for the stars around you that they don’t have any other stars.
[Candle emoji]

With a glance, there wasn’t a single friendly blessing among them.

Rong Yuheng fell silent for two seconds, then his pinky finger moved.

Blocked, all of them.

Just as he was actively blocking, another comment popped up.
Rong Yuheng’s finger, filled with hatred, hesitated—

【Wen Zhecheng】: Keep it up.

Rong Yuheng, “…!”

Although he didn’t know what a lonely star needed, Wen Zhecheng’s words of encouragement undoubtedly stood out among the oppressive noise, capturing his attention!

Rong Yuheng was so excited that even his typing hands were trembling.

After so many years, he could still see people talking on social media!

【Rong Yuheng replied to Wen Zhecheng】: Teacher Wen, I love you!

After replying, Rong Yuheng took a screenshot and proudly sent it to Lu Mingxuan, with an air of self-satisfaction evident in every word:

“Do you know the difference between people like you and superstars? A word—vision.”

Lu Mingxuan quickly replied, “The actor seems nice.”

Rong Yuheng, “What?”

Lu Mingxuan, “Passionate about charity.”

Rong Yuheng exploded, “That’s not pity!!!” [Angry emoji]

The two of them then engaged in a heated verbal battle, while Wen Zhecheng, the central figure of the discussion, remained oblivious.

At this moment, Wen Zhecheng was about to go to sleep, with his hand already on the switch of the bedside lamp.
Suddenly, he remembered the comments on his social media.

He hesitated for a moment, then took out his phone, opened his social media, and saw Rong Yuheng’s reply, “Teacher Wen, I love you!”

Wen Zhecheng felt a sudden warmth in his heart.
His throat moved, and for some reason, with caution, he took a screenshot and saved it to his photo album.
He then turned off the light and lay down, falling into a deep sleep.

After the first round of elimination matches, two more episodes of the show aired, and as time passed, they were quickly approaching the second round of elimination.

This time, five spots would be reduced, and the contestants who ranked lower were feeling the pressure.

Zhou Shubai’s ranking was in the middle range.
His skills were not particularly outstanding, but he had captured the hearts of many fans with his arrogant and noble image.
With his current ranking, he should have no problem advancing to the second round.

However, these days, his mood seemed noticeably low, to the point that he didn’t even feel like eating the eggs peeled by Rong Yuheng.

This inexplicably gave Rong Yuheng a sense of impending unemployment.

Rong Yuheng felt that he needed to have a heart-to-heart talk with Zhou Shubai.

Zhou Shubai wasn’t the type to endure hardships, and he rarely stayed behind to train after classes.
That day, Rong Yuheng specifically didn’t stay behind and returned to the dormitory with Zhou Shubai.

“Brother Shubai, I feel like you’ve been in a bad mood lately.”

After closing the door, Zhou Shubai let down his guard.
He hesitated for a moment upon hearing Rong Yuheng’s words, then sat on the small sofa and spoke up,

“I’m worried about the second round of elimination, and my family might interfere.”

Rong Yuheng stuffed a chubby pillow into his arms, attempting to give him some sense of security.
“Can you tell me about it? I’ll see if I can help you come up with a solution.”

Zhou Shubai’s family situation was quite unique, and he never mentioned his family even when flaunting his wealth.
He glanced at Rong Yuheng, pursed his lips for a moment, and finally made up his mind.

“I have a half-brother from a different father and mother.
He doesn’t want me to be in the public eye.
My mom remarried, and she’s gentle and doesn’t have much say in the family.
My uncle’s health hasn’t been good in recent years, so my brother takes care of everything at home.”

Zhou Shubai’s eyelids drooped, and his eyelashes trembled slightly.

Rong Yuheng looked at him and inexplicably thought of “The Little Prince in the Ivory Tower.”

Rong Yuheng reached out and put his arm around Zhou Shubai’s shoulder.
“Tomorrow, tell the mentors about your situation.
They should help keep an eye on the production team.
At least, we can’t have a repeat of the previous accident.”

Zhou Shubai nodded.
“I hope so.”

He paused for a moment and then complained, “I don’t understand my brother’s thinking.
He’s like an old-fashioned and stubborn person.
Yuheng, do you have any siblings?”

Rong Yuheng replied, “I have a half-brother from the same father but a different mother.”

Zhou Shubai didn’t expect Rong Yuheng’s family situation to be complicated as well, so he couldn’t help but be curious.
“What kind of person is your brother?”

An image immediately came to Rong Yuheng’s mind, the figure of Rong Congyan, tirelessly working like an ox after taking over the company.

He remained silent for two seconds and spoke with a complex mood, “He’s a practical tool.”

Zhou Shubai, “?”

The next day, Zhou Shubai went to the mentors to express his concerns.
However, before the second round of elimination began, an unexpected visitor arrived at the training building.

It was during lunch break.

Suddenly, there was a knock on the door of Rong Yuheng and Zhou Shubai’s dorm room.
Zou Yi went to answer it.
As soon as he opened the door, he was met with the slightly imposing face of a man.

Behind the man stood two bodyguards, and the situation seemed so exaggerated that Zou Yi almost thought it was the production team shooting a drama.


The man was still relatively polite, standing at the doorway and nodding at Zou Yi.
“Hello, I’m looking for Zhou Shubai.”

“Oh…” Zou Yi turned his head and shouted inside the room, “Shubai, someone is looking for you!”

Zhou Shubai was sitting inside the room, and his face immediately turned unsightly.
He had heard the commotion outside when the door opened, and now he instinctively turned to Rong Yuheng, sending a distress signal.

Rong Yuheng received the signal from Zhou Shubai and immediately stood up, walking over.
“Shall I accompany you?”

Zhou Shubai was about to nod but hesitated, “Forget it, I can’t involve you in this.”

“Xiao Bai, how long should your brother wait for you?”

A voice came from the door, and the man had already leaned half of his body inside, his gaze coldly fixed on the two of them.

Zhou Shubai stiffened and was about to let go of Rong Yuheng to go over.

Rong Yuheng reached out and held him back.

“Xiao Bai’s peeler?” The man suddenly shifted his gaze to Rong Yuheng.
“Shall we have a chat together?”

Rong Yuheng, “…”; well, now the whole world knows he’s Zhou Shubai’s peeler.

Nervously, Zhou Shubai interjected, “Brother, what are you doing? Yuheng has nothing to do with our affairs.”

“Why are you so nervous about your peeler?”

Rong Yuheng had already given up resisting the label of “peeler.” He patted Zhou Shubai and said, “It’s okay.”

He looked up and met the sharp gaze of the man, casually smiling.
“I have always been good at making friends.”

Zou Yi, who was beside them, trembled for some reason.

In the lounge, the three of them sat facing each other.

The bodyguards had been sent to the door, and the man reached out his hand to Rong Yuheng first, “I’m Xiao Bai’s brother, Qiu Jianlun.”

Rong Yuheng extended his hand to shake his, “Nice to meet you.”

Qiu Jianlun applied a hidden force to his hand, causing Rong Yuheng’s hand to ache.
He endured the pain without showing it.

Rong Yuheng praised himself in his heart: Well done, Rong Yuheng.
Facing the wicked overlord, you also possess a cold elegance that is no less than others.

Zhou Shubai grabbed Qiu Jianlun’s wrist.
“Brother, don’t make things difficult for my friend.”

Qiu Jianlun glanced at him, released his hand, and said, “Come with me.”

Zhou Shubai’s emotions instantly became agitated.
“I don’t want to!”

Qiu Jianlun’s expression remained unchanged.
“The entertainment industry is not suitable for you, and I don’t want you exposed to the public eye.”

Zhou Shubai refused to accept it.
“Why is it unsuitable for me?”

“Because I don’t agree.”

This statement revealed a clear intention to intervene.
Zhou Shubai’s chest rose and fell a few times, and his eyes suddenly turned red.

He bit his lip and tightly clenched the edge of his clothes.

Rong Yuheng couldn’t bear it in his heart and tried to emit a compassionate light to enlighten the world.
“Brother Shubai is an individual; he has the right to take responsibility for his own future.”

Qiu Jianlun remained unmoved.
“This is our family matter, and outsiders have no right to interfere.”

Rong Yuheng was puzzled.
“Oh, I thought you specially invited me here to intervene.
Otherwise, are you here to unilaterally arrange things for your brother?”

Rong Yuheng’s words were not polite at all, and Qiu Jianlun’s gaze suddenly turned cold and sharp, emanating danger and warning.
“Kid, don’t oppose me.”

A sentence instantly jumped into Rong Yuheng’s mind: Woman, don’t play with fire with me.

… He shook his head, trying hard to shake off this subtle sense of déjà vu.

Zhou Shubai held onto Rong Yuheng and shook his head at him.
“Let it go, let it go…” Then he turned to Qiu Jianlun again.
“Yuheng is my friend, and he’s also concerned about me.”

Qiu Jianlun focused on him for a moment, and the coldness in his eyes suddenly disappeared as if nothing had happened just now.

Just as they were speaking, someone suddenly knocked on the door.
A bodyguard pushed the door open and stuck half of his body inside.
Qiu, the production team is looking for Young Master Zhou.”

Qiu Jianlun said, “Take him there first.”

Zhou Shubai stood up and looked at Rong Yuheng again.
“Yuheng, let’s go… we-“

“He stays, you go.” Qiu Jianlun interrupted him, seeing the worry on Zhou Shubai’s face.
He continued, “It’s just at the production team.
What can I do to your friend?”

Zhou Shubai was still led away by the bodyguard, and the door “clicked” shut.
The small lounge immediately fell into silence.

Rong Yuheng leaned against the back of the sofa.
“I thought Mr.
Qiu came this time to find Shubai.”

Qiu Jianlun froze for a moment, then raised an eyebrow.
“When I was watching the show, I thought you were an idiot.
Turns out you’re pretending to be a sheep but you’re actually a tiger.”

“You specifically called me here and then separated Shubai from me.
These two actions seem a bit deliberate.
Only that little idiot Shubai didn’t notice.”

Qiu Jianlun’s intention was exposed, but his expression remained unchanged.
“Since you’ve figured it out, you should be able to guess my purpose.”

Rong Yuheng remained silent, just looking at him.

A storm brewed in Qiu Jianlun’s eyes, “You think I haven’t investigated you? Young Master Rong from the Rong family, don’t interfere in my family matters anymore—otherwise, in response, I will also meddle in your Rong family affairs.”

Upon hearing this, a hint of uncontrollable joy suddenly appeared on Rong Yuheng’s face.
“There’s such a good thing?”

Qiu Jianlun’s domineering aura slightly condensed…

“Just give them something to do, so they won’t come up with some random idea and join a variety show when they’re too idle.” Rong Yuheng extended a friendly hand towards Qiu Jianlun and said, “Thank you, thank you, let’s have a pleasant cooperation.”


Qiu Jianlun was instantly filled with anger and humiliation at being played.
He grabbed the hand that Rong Yuheng extended and forcefully pulled him forward.
With his strong physique, he effortlessly lifted Rong Yuheng from the sofa, causing a sharp “crack” sound as the sofa and coffee table scraped against the floor.

With a muffled bang, Rong Yuheng’s upper body pressed against the coffee table, and his whole person was pinned down.
His shoulder hit the hard and cold tabletop, his hands were restrained behind his back, and Qiu Jianlun pressed down on his arms, his tall figure covering him.

“Young Master, do you think I’m only good at talking?”

Rong Yuheng struggled a bit but couldn’t break free.
His hands were twisted behind his back, causing some pain.

He simply gave up resistance, plastering himself against the cold surface of the coffee table like a piece of jelly.

Qiu Jianlun looked at him, infuriated by his nonchalant attitude even in the face of such danger.
There was a hint of threat in his tone as well.
“Even if I take you away from here, no one can stop me, understand?”

Rong Yuheng, lying on the coffee table like a jelly, replied shamelessly, “Oh… Do you want to destroy your brother’s peeler?”

Qiu Jianlun paused for a moment, but his anger only grew stronger.

Seeing that he was truly angered to the point of speechlessness, Rong Yuheng kindly put an end to the charade and directly revealed his cards.

“You also think I’m only good at talking?”

Qiu Jianlun furrowed his brow.

Rong Yuheng shyly rubbed his face against the coffee table.
“I don’t have many talents, but unfortunately, there are quite a few brothers on the streets.”

“If you want someone, can you make a move right now?”

“Do you want to see my phone?”

Qiu Jianlun was taken aback for a moment, then pressed against Rong Yuheng.
He quickly used one hand to search through Rong Yuheng and found his phone.

After looking at the screen, Qiu Jianlun’s grip suddenly loosened.
Taking advantage of the opportunity, Rong Yuheng exerted force and bumped his shoulder mercilessly against Qiu Jianlun’s chest.

With a muffled bang, caught off guard in his daze, Qiu Jianlun took a step back from the impact.

The phone slipped from his hand and fell to the ground with a “crack” sound.

Rong Yuheng stood up, rubbed his shoulder, and bent down to pick up the phone from the floor.
He looked directly at Qiu Jianlun, whose face was filled with restrained anger.

On the phone screen was a group chat with about fifty to sixty members, all belonging to the circle of wealthy second-generation individuals.

The group chat history showed a call lasting over ten minutes, evidently made right after leaving the dormitory.

A flood of messages from the wealthy second-generation individuals quickly scrolled across the screen, easily caught by Qiu Jianlun’s eyes.

“Dare to touch my Xiao Rong, and your Qiu family will be my enemy forever!”

“If anything happens to my son, my family will respond instantly, but your family will be mourning in a second!”

“Is Yuheng okay? Damn it, did that grandson hit Yuheng?”

“Qiu Jianlun, I heard you’re bidding for the suburban land in City G?”

Qiu Jianlun clenched his fist tightly, taking heavy breaths.
He looked at Rong Yuheng, whose face carried a compassionate expression.
“I underestimated you.”

The words spoken by Rong Yuheng were infuriating to no end.
“No, you just overestimated yourself.”

The tense atmosphere between the two reached its peak, only to be interrupted by a sudden knocking on the door.

“Knock, knock, knock.” The door was pushed open.

The remaining bodyguard looked at Qiu Jianlun with some trepidation due to his unpleasant expression.
Qiu, the production team is looking for Young Master Rong.”

Qiu Jianlun frowned.

The bodyguard was on the verge of tears.
“No, this time it’s really the production team looking for him!”

Qiu Jianlun was about to speak when a person walked out from behind the bodyguard.

A tall man exuded an imposing aura no less than Qiu Jianlun.
He bypassed the bodyguard and walked straight in, positioning himself between Qiu Jianlun and Rong Yuheng.

Wen Zhecheng raised his hand and pulled the still somewhat dazed Rong Yuheng to his side, his gaze fixed directly on Qiu Jianlun.

“I’m looking for him.
Do you want to stop me?”



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