Chapter 20- A Way For Us To Get To Know Each Other Quickly
Walking out of the elevator, Zhou Wenbin suddenly realized that there was no movement behind him.
Looking back, he saw Qin Lu standing there motionless while staring at his phone. He looks so shocked, as if he witnessed something he shouldn’t.
Zhou Wenbin walked back and asked suspiciously, “Brother Qin, what’s the matter? What happened?”
After speaking, he subconsciously looked at his mobile phone’s screen.
However, Qin Lu quickly puts away his phone first and doesn’t let him see it. The shocked expression on his face had completely disappeared, “It’s nothing. You can go back to your room.”
Zhou Wenbin knew that it could not be nothing. But since Brother Qin didn’t want to say it, he wouldn’t ask.
In the entertainment industry, many artists have to listen to their managers because managers represent the company, and artists rely on the company’s and their managers’ resources to increase their exposure.
But for him and Brother Qin, it’s the other way around. Even without him, Brother Qin doesn’t worry about resources.
However, Zhou Wenbin never felt that there was anything wrong with this. To be able to lie down with Brother Qin and win is a blessing that he has cultivated in his eight lifetimes. Others could only wish for a chance like this.
Before entering the room, Qin Lu glanced at the closed door next to him, and a weak smile suddenly appeared on his face.
“Brother Qin, I’ll go down first, then. Have a good rest.” Zhou Wenbin sent him to the door of his room, but Qin Lu did not go in just yet.
“Well, you should also take some good rest.” Qin Lu walked in and closed the door.
He took out his mobile phone, sat down at his desk, turned on his computer, and downloaded the mail document in his work mailbox while replying to the message Jiang Liu Cheng sent to him.
Qin Lu: [Why did you send me these things? Is it because of what I said during the shooting earlier?]
Jiang Liu Cheng hadn’t slept yet. He was still searching over the Internet and felt that these lines might not be enough. He planned to find some similar videos to make Qin Lu feel more intuitive.
Jiang Liu Cheng: [ It is for helping me with my scene today. I have to thank you for all that help since I’ve easily grasped what I was supposed to do with my character.]
Qin Lu: [I didn’t do much. Besides, you’ve succeeded mainly because you’ve gotten a strong understanding of what you must do.]
Jiang Liu Cheng: [If it wasn’t for you, I probably wouldn’t have done so well.]
When Qin Lu saw this sentence, he thought of the ‘brotherhood’ video he watched and couldn’t help but want to laugh.
Jiang Liu Cheng: [Are you laughing?]
Qin Lu: [I am not.]
Jiang Liu Cheng: [It’s just that texts might not work so well, so I also found some videos for you.]
After sending his message, Jiang Liu Cheng sent him several links in a row. He also added the message that he had just found them; the effect may be better if he had watched these materials.
When Qin Lu saw the video, the picture was frozen on a man with a greasy smile on his face.
Qin Lu couldn’t laugh anymore. He could already feel the exaggeration just from the text, let alone the video.
If someone asks him now whether it will be so difficult to act, he can answer it without hesitation.
Qin Lu: [Thank You.]
Jiang Liu Cheng: [You’re Welcome.]
In the next room, Qin Lu stared at the last sentence. He used to say this to the young man before, but he didn’t expect that it would be the other way around.
Jiang Liu Cheng was chatting happily with Qin Lu when he suddenly received a notification sound for a new message. He returned himself back to the home page and found that it was from Cheng Qinghua.
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Cheng Qinghua: [Are you already asleep?]
Jiang Liu Cheng: [Not yet.]
Director Cheng Qinghua didn’t reply. After about ten seconds, someone knocked on his room.
Jiang Liu Cheng got up and walked over. Upon opening his door, he saw Cheng Qinghua standing outside.
“Director Cheng Qinghua, why are you here?”
Cheng Qinghua looked at him deeply, “Are you mad at me?”
Jiang Liu Cheng was confused, “Why should I be mad at you?”
Jiang Liu Cheng blinked back at him in realization, “Director Cheng Qinghua, I’m not mad at you. I know you’re doing it for the progress and goodness of the movie.”
Cheng Qinghua was silent for a while, “You are still angry.”
Jiang Liu Cheng: “…..”
Cheng Qinghua: “Otherwise, why did you call me Director Cheng? We’ve agreed before that you won’t call me Director Cheng when it’s just the two of us.”
Only then did Jiang Liu Cheng know what he was struggling with, “Sorry. And do not worry, I’m used to shouting.”
In the crew, everyone called him Director Cheng, and in order not to appear maverick, he followed suit.
Cheng Qinghua saw that his expression didn’t look like he was lying, so he felt relieved and felt a lot happier, “It’s good that you are not angry. The film has just started shooting, and it may take more than three months. That is why sometimes I am in a hurry, and I may control myself that well. I can’t control my temper, but I will try my best to control it from now on.”
Jiang Liu Cheng shook his head, “You should just do what you are most comfortable with while shooting.”
Although he said so, Cheng Qinghua did not take it seriously.
“By the way, do you have any hobbies other than watching movies, reading, and running? You know, such as basketball, games, or digital products?”
Jiang Liu Cheng didn’t know why Director Cheng Qinghua asked these questions. He thought he just wanted to know about his hobbies. After thinking about it, he said, “I often play basketball with my friends when I go to school. Does this count?”
Cheng Qinghua “Of course. Do you have a favorite basketball star?”
Jiang Liucheng said the name of a basketball superstar.
Cheng Qinghua “I see.”
Qin Lu found that the young man did not reply anymore. With that, he thought that Jiang Liu Cheng was asleep, but then he saw that the light on the balcony of the next room was still on.
Qin Lu: [Aren’t you asleep yet?]
Qin Lu: [Are you still looking for videos to help me? I really don’t need it. The few you’ve sent are enough already.]
There seems to be a desire to keep the conversation going between the lines.
After a while, Jiang Liu Cheng replied.
Jiang Liu Cheng: [I am not looking for video links anymore. Director CHeng QInghua came to find me just now.]
Qin Lu: [What did he need?]
Jiang Liu Cheng: [He told me that he didn’t mean to scold me during the day and suddenly asked me which basketball star I liked. I don’t know why.]
Qin Lu: [He was probably afraid that you would be angry, so he wanted to buy a gift for you.]
Although Qin Lu had known Jiang Liu Cheng for a while, he had an intuition that if Cheng Qinghua really bought him a gift, the young man would not accept it.
Jiang Liu Cheng: [But why would he? I already told him that I wasn’t angry.]
Qin Lu seemed to be able to see the serious and puzzled expression on the young man’s face. He was really suspicious.
Qin Lu: [He may think that you are just saying that you are not unhappy, but actually feel that there’s a little discomfort in your heart. Another situation is that when some people are angry, they will habitually give each other gifts to solve this kind of problem.]
Although Qin Lu does not have much experience, he has acted in many plays, and the characters in some plays have some emotional entanglements. In addition, the screenwriter and director sometimes explain the dynamic changes of men and women to him as a reference, so he also knows some theories.
Jiang Liu Cheng’s doubts were not completely solved because of his words. In fact, it created more confusion.
Jiang Liu Cheng: [Does this happen with both men? I thought it only happens when men and women are together.]
Qin Lu: [It probably is, as long as it involves feelings. Some people might do this, and some people might not. Nothing is absolute.]
Jiang Liu Cheng: [You’re right. Nothing in this world is absolute. It seems that my understanding of Director Cheng Qinghua is not deep enough.]
Jiang Liu Cheng: [I thought it would be easier to get along with each other.]
Qin Lu: [Director Cheng QInghua is busy with many things every day.]
Jiang Liu CHeng: [Yes, I also found out that he is discussing work with others even when he eats.]
Jiang Liu Cheng: [I have to do it another way.]
Qin Lu: [Oh?]
Jiang Liu Cheng: [There is a way for us to get to know each other quickly.]
Qin Lu: [What is it?]
Jiang Liu Cheng: [I’ll keep it a secret for now.]
Qin Lu looked at his phone while the corners of his lips slightly curled up. He thought it was interesting. He lets out a satisfied sigh before glancing at his computer screen.
Qin Lu: [Then I won’t ask.]
Qin Lu: [I won’t reply anymore. You should go to bed early.]
Jiang Liu Cheng: [Okay, goodnight. You should go to bed early too.]
Qin Lu: [I will. Good night.]
Jiang Liu Cheng didn’t rush to do the method he said. He went to the bathroom to wash his face and came back to see the light still on from the next room’s balcony, knowing that Qin Lu was probably still busy.
He recognized the bed a little bit. Although he laid in bed early last night, he didn’t fall asleep until two o’clock. In fact, he is aware that the light next door was still on by that time still.
The following day, Liu Yangxi came early to deliver breakfast.
Jiang Liu Cheng said, “You don’t need to give it to me daily. I can go to the cafeteria below to eat by myself.”
Liu Yangxi smiled and said, “The director asked me to send it here. You don’t have to worry. It’s an easy task. It doesn’t cause anyone trouble.”
Jiang Liu Cheng “You don’t need to send it next time.”
Seeing him insist, Liu Yangxi said, “That’s fine, but on the director’s side…”
Jiang Liu Cheng: “I will tell him myself.”
Liu Yangxi: “Okay.”
Jiang Liu Cheng ate the breakfast he brought up and wanted to tell Cheng Qinghua directly that it was not necessary for his assistant to bring him breakfast every morning. But he found out that there were always a lot of people around Cheng Qinghua, so he switched to WeChat to tell him instead. After sending it, he went to the dressing room without noticing that Director Ceng QInghua was looking at him.
After a while, someone suddenly patted his shoulder. Jiang Liu Cheng turned his head and found that it was Liu Yangxi.
“Mr. Jiang, are you going to the dressing room?” Liu Yangxi may be running a little anxious and out of breath.
“Yes, what’s wrong?”
“Director Cheng said to let you go to Emperor Qin’s dressing room. There is a make-up artist in his dressing room, so you don’t have to squeeze into with other people. He said that he would talk to Emperor Qin.”
Jiang Liu Cheng was slightly surprised but replied, “Okay.”
Qin Lu’s dressing room is located in the inner part of the crew. It will be quieter if it is far away from the outside. After crossing the long aisle, he came to Qin Lu’s dressing room, and the makeup artist girl was already there.
“The lead actor hasn’t come yet. It’s probably going to be a while. Do you want me to put on your makeup first?” Zhou Wenbin had already told the makeup artist about this, so she was not surprised to see Jiang Liu Cheng come in.
Jiang Liu Cheng nodded, “Okay, then. I apologize if it’s troublesome.”
The girl said softly, “No trouble at all.”
When Qin Lu came, Jiang Liu Cheng already had his makeup done and was about to change into the crew’s prop costume. The girl went out, so he was the only one left in the dressing room.
Just as Jiang Liu Cheng took off his shirt, the dressing room door suddenly opened. When he turned around, he saw Qin Lu standing at the door.
Qin Lu’s eyes fell on his naked back. The young man’s skin was relatively white. It was not the pale white but a whitish skin with a layer of pale redness.
When someone was about to walk by from outside, Qin Lu closed the door immediately after a second and locked out Zhou Wenbin, who was just about to come in.
Zhou Wenbin, who almost got hit on the nose by the door: “…..”
Zhou Wenbin: Why didn’t you shut yourself out too?