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SRA Chapter 6

Become A Spare Tire In The Love Story

A/N: Hi 🙋 sorry I’m late again. After the state in my country here opened after being lockdown for three months, we went back to our hometown to visit our parent for two weeks. I was so busy even before we went home that I just can post the new chapter now …orz…

Here’s the new chapter for you. Happy reading!

Arc 1.6 : Save The Show

Half a month later, Xu Jingyuan took Ye You to the Head Leader and he play  Gui Lai in front of him. The Head Leader was very satisfied and agreed with Xu Jingyuan’s proposal to let Ye You perform as the chief of the Violin performance. Ye You’s mood didn’t change, but Xu Jingyuan was happier than him.

Although the Head Leader already knew that Ye You was taking the blame for others, he still instructed Xu Jingyuan in private. Since he decided to focus on cultivating Ye You, he should not only guide and supervise the steps in his performance skills, but also have strict requirements in term of behavioral characteristics. If advice required, then he must be persuaded in timely manner. If cannot be persuaded or he was unreasonable, then no matter how good his violin was, he will have to leave as soon as the recruit period end.

Finally, it was the day of the performance. Even the veterans who had performed countless performance, could not help feeling nervous in the face of such a big occasion. Under the stage, the crowd was full of soldiers. The first row was full of senior officers and generals. In this scene, even Head Leader was nervous, not to mention them.

And those recruits who cannot perform and can only do logistic work, were extremely envious,  how much they hope to experience the tension.

The back stage were busy but not chaotic. All the Literary Art soldiers who were going to performed on stage were doing all kinds of preparations in their own positions.

“Loss of voice?! Why didn’t you say so earlier that his throat is inflamed? The show is about to start and now you tell me that he has lost his voice?!”

Everyone looked at the place where the voice sounded. The Deputy Leader was very angry and questioned the leader of the band.

“This time he was doing solo for the first time. He didn’t want to lose this opportunity. He thought he would be able to do it. He concealed and said nothing. He thought it would be alright if he take some anti-inflammatory drugs. The amount of practice have been heavy recently, everyone was practicing for days with hoarse throat. I also don’t care too much. Who knows that he was too stressed and too nervous. Just now I ask him to open his mouth and he couldn’t even make a sound.”

“What’s the use of it that you explain these things now! Hurry up and find someone to replace him!”

“If you want to find someone to replace him, you can only change the repertoire. The reason I came to you, the Deputy Leader, is to consult with you.”

“Change the repertoire?” The Deputy Leader said with wide eyes. “Do you think you said to change and it can be change? The performance charts have already been sent by the Head Leader to the military leaders. If you change the repertoire, doesn’t it the same as we tell the army and the leaders of the Ministry directly that we made mistakes in our work? Don’t you know that every program of this performance was decided after the Head Leader discussed with the leaders of the Military Department, and they all have special meanings. Although we are a Cultural Regiment, when we perform, we should strictly demand ourselves like soldiers that preparing to go to the battlefield. Imperfect performances are like making mistakes on the battlefield. No matter how hard you practice, but when it comes to making mistakes at the critical moment, the situation will like causing the whole battle lost, don’t you know that?!”

“But the care in the dream1Raw 梦中的牵挂 (meng zhong de qian gua); song title requires a clear and clean high notes, the same age that can sing this song, his voice is not suitable, and another have the same age and voice but can’t sing high notes, then what do we do?” The Leader of the Vocal Band was also anxious. 2This whole paragraph took me almost half an hour to translate because the whole paragraph did not make sense. After the sentences and some words translated individually, the one above is what I get. (the original translation: “But the care in this dream requires a clear and clean treble, the voice of the age is not suitable, and the tone of the voice is not suitable for the age, then what do you say?” The leader of the vocal band was also in a hurry.) For you that know Chinese, here the real text: “可是这首梦中的牵挂,需要清澈干净的高音,会唱的年纪嗓音不合适,嗓音年纪合适的调又唱不上去,那你说怎么办呢?”声乐队的领队也是急的一头汗。

“Are there any new recruits who can sing? Even if they can’t sing as good as Guo Ning, as long as they can pass, it was enough. Let’s pass this off first.”

“If there are someone, I wouldn’t propose to change the repertoire ah!” The Vocal Band Team Leader said more and more anxiously.

Ji Wen walked to Ye You with a drinking glass and whispered to him, “Aren’t you singing well?”

“Who? Who sings very well?!” The ear of the Deputy Leader suddenly became quite miraculous at this time. Ji Wen had said so quietly but he was still able to heard him and immediately looked over to them.

Ji Wen was stunned immediately. Although he did hear Ye You sing two sentences and thought he sang quite well, he said this to Ye You with a joking mood. He did not expected his whisper was heard by the Deputy Leader.

Ji Wen stiffly and slowly turned his head to looked at Ye You, and asked him for help with his eyes.

That day Guo Ning rehearsed with the band in the practice room, Ji Wen happened to pass by outside the practice room. Hearing Guo Ning singing care in the dream, Ji Wen liked this song very much, but because of the difficulty, he couldn’t sing it himself. He hummed as he walked back to the dormitory.

After returning to the dormitory, Ji Wen tried to sing a few words, and suddenly forgot the lyrics, he casually asked Ye You how to sing, he actually wanted to asked what was the next lyrics. Then Ye You sang directly to help him catch up. As soon as he heard that Ye You could actually sing this song, and it was also pretty good, he immediately froze and asked Ye You to sing a whole song for him to listen to.

Ye You was thinking about something else at the time. When Ji Wen asked, he casually sang two sentences for him. When Ji Wen asked him to sing a complete song to listen, he just recovered his thought and refused, saying that he only can sing this sentences. Ji Wen repeatedly asked but Ye You just didn’t want to sing, and Ji Wen stop asking.

The Deputy Leader was anxious and scold the Vocal Band Team Leader in front of so many people. They just stand there to listen and watch. Ji Wen said that with a joking mood, but he really did not expect that the Deputy Leader would actually heard him.

Looking at the Deputy Leader who strode towards their side, Ji Wen stiffened his body, not knowing what to do.

“You were the one who was talking just now? You said who sang pretty well?” The Deputy Leader asked eagerly.

Yes, I said, I, I … “Ji Wen didn’t know how to answer, because he didn’t know if Ye You really only can sang those two sentences. If so, when he said Ye You’s name it will harmful to Ye You, but if he said he was kidding, he would definitely be scolded. When everyone was so nervous, he dared to make a joke. Wasn’t he looking for a scolding? He tried very hard to excuse himself, but he was too nervous his brain was turning in circle.

“You what? Start talking ah!” The Deputy Leader was even more anxious when he saw Ji Wen stuttered. He was easily angry when he was anxious.

Ye You saw Ji Wen’s stiffened body and speechless expression, he sighed in his heart, and then said to the Deputy Leader: “The one he said is me.”

“You can sing care in the dreams?” The Deputy Leader immediately looked at Ye You.

Ye You was silent for two seconds, then nodded and said, “I can sing, but I just don’t know if I can meet the standard of performing on stage.”

“Team leader, you take him to the practice room to see if he can do it. If he can pass it, let him sing. If it doesn’t work …” the Deputy Leader gritted his teeth and said, “If it doesn’t work, then change the repertoire. When the performance is over, we go with the Head Leader and explain clearly to the Military leaders.”

Gao Xiangqi walked in front of Ye You, quickly looked him up and down and said to him, “Come with me.”

Ye You followed Team Leader Gao leaving the backstage and went to the nearest practice room.

The Deputy Leader took a deep breath and saw that everyone else was still there, he then shouted, “What are you all doing? The performance is about to start, go prepare everything that need prepare. They all said that one minute on stage, ten years of hard work off stage, but no matter how hard you work, if you make a mistake on the stage, it will be a waste of effort… “

The Deputy Leader love to give a pep talks when he was anxious. In order not to be targeted, everyone in the backstage was busy preparing again.  Even if they were prepared already, they must pretend to be busy.

As soon as the Deputy Leader left, they couldn’t help but start discussions in twos and threes, only Ji Wen who was anxiously looking outside, and could not help worrying about Ye You.

“You say, did he sings really well, or do you think he just want to take this opportunity to stand out?”

“Who knows, I haven’t heard him sing before.”

“I think, he just heard the Deputy Leader’s sentence that as long as he could pass, it will be enough. He just wants to be in the limelight, if he really sings well, why didn’t he sing before?”

“How can there is such a person who has no self-knowledge? He himself who wants to enter the Musical Band. He even grabs the opportunity of the Vocal band. His appetite is really big, and he is not afraid of choking to death.”

“He belongs to the kind of person who is not very capable, but has a lot of ambition, that is, a person with no face and no skin3Shameless, could not care about losing face.”

“You can see Ji Wen was anxious like that, it must be about to smash hands4 Raw to smash; to pound; to fail; to muck up; to bungle. 手里;in hand; (a situation is) in sb’s hands. Let’s wait and see the joke.”

“The Deputy Leader had said not to discuss the things before, but he did not say that everything related to him was not allowed to be discussed? Since he is willing to be disgraced, don’t blame us for looking down at him and talking about him.”

“A person like him also deserves to join the Cultural Regiment? The most shameful thing in my life was the matter of being a soldier together with him. I came here to make good memories. Now they are all destroyed by him. I’m angry just thinking about it!”

“What can we do? We can only blame our bad luck to met him.”

Ye Chen was stretching and warming up while listening to their comments. The thoughts in his heart were a bit complicated. His instinctive reaction was that he did not want Ye You to perform well, but felt that if he wanted Ye You to be humiliated, this way the idea seemed to be a bit bad. He had transmigrating into this world, although he never thought that he would be the protagonist of the whole world, but he didn’t want anyone around him to be better than him. At least in the range where he was, he wanted to be the best and the most popular. Otherwise, wouldn’t he had transmigrated in vain.

Last time Ye You gave out evidence that he did not go out. Some people already guessed that it was him who went out to meet with Du Hao. If it was not because the Deputy Leader said that there was no longer allowed to discuss this matter, he would definitely be caught in the talked back and forth, but although no one dared to discuss it again, he also felt some strange eyes during this time.

T/N2: I think I have jinx myself in the first chapter *brain burn up*

Did you notice that YeChen was also transmigrated? This plot TWIST!

See you next chapter! Stay hygiene, stay safe ya~

Edited on 25 Oct ’21

  • 1
    Raw 梦中的牵挂 (meng zhong de qian gua); song title
  • 2
    This whole paragraph took me almost half an hour to translate because the whole paragraph did not make sense. After the sentences and some words translated individually, the one above is what I get. (the original translation: “But the care in this dream requires a clear and clean treble, the voice of the age is not suitable, and the tone of the voice is not suitable for the age, then what do you say?” The leader of the vocal band was also in a hurry.) For you that know Chinese, here the real text: “可是这首梦中的牵挂,需要清澈干净的高音,会唱的年纪嗓音不合适,嗓音年纪合适的调又唱不上去,那你说怎么办呢?”声乐队的领队也是急的一头汗。
  • 3
    Shameless
  • 4
    Raw to smash; to pound; to fail; to muck up; to bungle. 手里;in hand; (a situation is) in sb’s hands
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