Chapter 19 Be Reasonable Upon seeing a handsome young man wearing a pitiful expression, the lady of the house felt her nervousness in front of the camera dissipate, and she smiled. “Would you like some breakfast? No problem.” She stood up and prepared to cook. Simone glanced at the barely touched food on the table and said with a smile, “Lead us to the kitchen, miss. We’ll prepare something ourselves, or your food will become soggy.” Under normal circumstances, the lady of the house would not allow her guests to cook. However, the village head had informed her that these celebrities were here to experience their lives, so she nodded. “Sure. Follow me, then.” Simone’s team followed the lady to the kitchen. She pointed to the stove and taught them how to use it.
Then, she grabbed some noodles, four eggs, and some greens, and handed them to Simone’s team before returning to her breakfast. Once the lady of the house had left, Simone asked, “Does anyone know how to make noodles?” Zac and Eric shook their heads. “No.” Keira raised her hand. “I can, but only instant ramen.” Simone nodded. “Then let’s divide the tasks, shall we?” Her team members agreed. “Sure. We’ll go with your plan.” Simone pointed at the greens. “One of you can clean the greens. Another can boil the water for the noodles, and I need someone to fry the eggs. I’ll prepare the seasonings.” She didn’t want to do everything herself. Firstly, she didn’t want her teammates to rely on her every time they cooked, and secondly, she didn’t want to hog too much screen time. It would be better for the show if her teammates had their own moments as well.. Her teammates didn’t object. They thought Simone was a kind person. Despite being capable of doing everything herself, she chose not to, which would have monopolized the screen time. Zac put some water on the stove to heat it up while Eric cleaned the greens. Keira knew how to fry eggs, so it was easy for her to fry a few. The division of labor within the team made for an enjoyable spectacle. When Zac didn’t add enough water, Simone told him to add more. Seeing that Eric had only rinsed the greens, Simone instructed him to thoroughly wash them under running water. Keira added too little oil to her pan, so Simone taught her how to make crispy eggs with slightly runny yolks. Once Keira finished frying her eggs, Simone had also completed making the seasonings and broth. Shortly after, Simone ladled the cooked noodles and greens into bowls and added the sunny-side-up eggs on top. They looked appetizing and beautiful. Zac quickly took out his phone and snapped a photo of the noodles, and then the team mixed their noodles and began eating. The moment Keira, Zac, and Eric took their first bite, their eyes lit up.
“This is delicious.” They immediately continued eating. Simone was already a skilled cook to begin with, and her experiences in other worlds had further improved her culinary skills. Even though it was just a simple bowl of noodles, the seasoning and 1/4 precise cooking techniques made it an outstanding dish. The viewers could only watch as the team devoured their food. ‘I wasn’t hungry before, but now I am.’ ‘I just had breakfast, but I’m hungry again.” ‘Wow, I’m so touched. Zachy can finally help out in the kitchen.’” ‘All Zachy did was heat up a pot of water. ‘Ahem, participation award.’ ‘Eric only rinsed the greens. Simone insisted he wash them again, but I don’t mind.’ ‘I fried an egg just like Simone instructed. Crispy on the outside and runny on the inside. Yum!’ ‘It’s just a bowl of noodles, but they’re cating it like it’s a new culinary experience! “Their eating feels so genuine. They must really think it’s delicious. ‘Yeah, unlike the other team last night. Aaron and Leon said Jodie’s cooking was good, but they didn’t eat much.’ ‘I wish I could have some too. Simone can really cook. ‘No wonder Aaron wanted her to cook. He must have known she was a talented cook.’ ‘So, Simone and Aaron know each other very well? How else would he know?’ ‘I sense some drama. Could it be? Is Simone pursuing Aaron behind our backs?’ ‘I don’t think she’s interested in Aaron. She’s not playing hard to get like Aaron’s fans claim. ‘Simone didn’t try to steal the spotlight. She’s generous and caring. It’s like the Internet was talking about someone else entirely. ‘Do you trust the Internet? Those are probably hate comments. I think Simone is great. ‘Oh, speaking of stealing the spotlight, I feel sorry for Leyla.’ Jojo was desperate to take on the cooking task. Leyla wanted to help her yesterday, but Jojo didn’t let her.’ ‘She told Aaron and Leon to cut up and wash the greens, though. ‘Leyla could only watch. She couldn’t even join the conversation. It was embarrassing. ‘Ooh, I can imagine that. How embarrassing.
‘I’m watching both live streams. Leyla is being excluded by her teammates. 2/4 Jojo has Aaron and Leon by her side, while Leyla is always behind them. She seems redundant. Simone’s fans were starting to dislike Jodie. Even non-fans were beginning to dislike her as well. In the other live stream, Leyla’s fans were growing angrier at Jodie, who had stolen their idol’s screen time and all the attention. Almost all of Leon’s fans had a huge crush on him. They had never seen him get so close to any female celebrities before, so they also started disliking Jodie. After finishing everything in their bowls, including the broth, Zac took another photo and opened his messaging app. He tapped on the chat group for all the celebrities of the show and posted the first photo he took of the noodles. Zac texted, ‘Breakfast was delightful. These were the best noodles I’ve ever had! He then posted the second photo. ‘And we finished everything, even the broth.’ He tagged Aaron. ‘What did you have for breakfast? Show us.’ Aaron and his team had just left another household that had rejected them. They heard the notification. from their phones and took them out to check the chat group. After reading the messages, they fell silent. “That little jerk! Breakfast? We’re still starving.”
They didn’t feel too hungry before they saw the photos, but now they were famished. They wanted to smack Zac. Aaron sent an angry emoji. The noodles were obviously made by his sister. “Zac is lucky this time.” Zac texted a smiling emoji, which irritated Aaron. While they were texting, the cameramen pointed their cameras at the phones, so the viewers saw everything. “Zac is up to his tricks again!” “He’s so mischievous, but I love it.” “He’s showing off. Aaron must be dying to smack him.” “Zac has a sharp tongue, and he’s cheeky.” “I like this guy.” In the other live stream, things were different. “Zac is a jerk.” “This is too much. Aero and his team haven’t had any breakfast, and now they have to watch Zac show off?” “Look at Aero. He and his team are getting really mad.” “Come on, Zac. Play nice.” Both the live streams’ chat rooms had a different atmosphere. One was filled with happiness, while the 3/4 other had the viewers wanting to curse Zac.