Chapter 54- Won’t
After adding each other as friends, Jian Qiao sent a message.
Jian Qiao: [if I hadn’t been looking at my phone, I wouldn’t have noticed that you added me as friend again.]
Jiang Liucheng: [I haven’t received a request from you adding me as a friend, so I sent one instead]
Jian Qiao: [I added you, why didn’t you receive it?]
Jiang Liucheng: [Sometimes the system lags.]
Jian Qiao: [But why do you have my WeChat?]
Jiang Liucheng: [I asked Qin Lu for it.]
Jian Qiao: [You guys are still together now?]
Jiang Liucheng: [Of course, we came together.]
After getting in the car, Qin Lu saw that Jiang Liucheng had been holding his mobile phone and chatting with someone with his head down.
He glanced at his mobile phone screen inadvertently and found that the avatar was familiar. It seemed to be Jian Qiao’s WeChat avatar.
Although he and Jian Qiao are friends on WeChat, Qin Lu only chatted with Jian Qiao occasionally. However, Jian Qiao occasionally sends messages, so he remembers them after thinking about it for a while.
Ten minutes later, they were still talking.
Looking at his focused look, Qin Lu couldn’t hold back, “You just added each other as friends, do you have so much to talk about?”
Jiang Liucheng realized that he was talking about him and looked at him with doubts, “There is a lot to talk about.”
Qin Lu’s smile didn’t change, “Can you talk to others like that?”
He remembered when he and Jiang Liucheng just recently added each other as friends on the app. It seemed that they hadn’t chatted for such a long time.
Jiang Liucheng nodded, “I didn’t know how to before. I’ve learned it in the last year. If the blind date doesn’t take the initiative, I should take the initiative. I didn’t know what to talk about at first, so it was difficult though.”
In order to solve this problem, later, he also deliberately looked for video learning, and he would sometimes ask Guo Qifan and others for advice. With that, he eventually learned slowly.
“So, you are talking about Jian Qiao as your blind date.” Qin Lu crossed his legs before putting one hand on his knee. He tapped his fingers against it lightly.
Jiang Liucheng’s reply stopped, he really didn’t think about this question, “It’s not impossible.”
Qin Lu: “…..”
Jiang Liucheng thought about it and said, “Anyway, I plan to go on a blind date again. After I join the crew, I will have time to get along with screenwriter Jian. It should be more convenient to have a blind date with him.”
“…..” Combining his words before and after, Qin Lu realized that he should not have had this idea at first, since after he said it, the other party had this idea.
Jiang Liucheng didn’t know what he was thinking. The more he thought about it, the more he felt that this method was very good. “Aren’t you letting me choose by myself? What do you think of screenwriter Jian?”
Qin Lu touched his pocket with one hand and didn’t find a cigarette. He really wanted to smoke a cigarette at this time, but he didn’t know why he suddenly felt this way.
“You’ve been chatting with him for a while; what do you think of him?” Qin Lu didn’t answer immediately but threw the question to him.
Jiang Liucheng thought for a moment and said, “He’s very easy-going, and he also takes the initiative to chat more. It’s hard to say more. There are some things that can’t be seen on the surface. I won’t be able to assess him until I have been in contact with him for many times.”
Qin Lu said calmly, “Although I’ve known him for a long time, I don’t know him very well. I’m not sure whether he is suitable or not.”
Jiang Liucheng nodded and said, “It doesn’t matter. I have added him as a friend anyway. We can simply chat at any time. There will be more opportunities to contact him after I join the crew too.”
After speaking, he continued to chat with Jian Qiao.
Looking at his fingers quickly clicking on the screen, he seemed to be chatting happily with him. Qin Lu looked at the scenery outside the window, but he was not in a happy mood.
Jiang Liucheng didn’t put away his phone until he was about to arrive at the place to eat.
Although Qin Lu offered to go to the hotel with them, Jiang Liucheng felt that he should invite him to have dinner and reciprocate his efforts.
“Aren’t the two of you talking?” After Qin Lu got out of the car. He smiled and looked at Jiang Liucheng, who put away his phone.
Jiang Liucheng shook his head, “We stopped talking.”
Qin Lu could almost guess the next sentence. Most likely, it was a chance in the future.
Because they are public figures, they made a special call to the restaurant before coming and booked a box.
While waiting for the food, Qin Lu took a sip of tea and asked, “Did they say when you will join the crew?”
Jiang Liucheng “Yes, I will join the crew the day after tomorrow, so I will arrive the next morning at the latest. I am going to book a ticket for tomorrow night. When are you going back to the crew tomorrow?”
Qin Lu put down the tea cup, “It’s a coincidence. I also have a ticket for tomorrow night. Why don’t you just book the same flight with me? Someone will pick me up at the airport too. It’s convenient for you to be with me, so you don’t have to bother others.”
The last sentence successfully made Jiang Liucheng dispel the thought of rejection, “Okay, then I’ll trouble you.”
Qin Lu: “No trouble made. I’ll tell Wen Bin at night and ask him to send the flight number to your agent.”
Jiang Liucheng nodded.
“By the way, there is one more thing.” Jiang Liucheng suddenly remembered something serious. But before he could say it, the waiter in the restaurant came in with the prepared dishes.
His appetite for the hot meal increased greatly, and Jiang Liucheng’s stomach screamed.
This sound seemed to be amplified several times in the quiet box, and everyone else heard it.
Qin Lu smiled, “Let’s eat first.”
Jiang Liucheng didn’t feel embarrassed at all.
Since becoming a real actor, Li Qiu inforced him into a strict diet, and he can no longer eat whatever he wants as before.
Because an actor must take good care of his body. Otherwise, once the actor does not match the image of his character in the slightest, he will be sprayed by netizens.
Because of these things in his heart, Jiang Liucheng ate in a hurry that he almost choked on the food and coughed several times.
“Eat slowly. No one will rob you.”
Seeing that he was in such a hurry, Qin Lu handed him a cup of tea.
Jiang Liucheng took a sip and drank it before swallowing the chunks in his throat. His cheeks were a little red due to coughing that eventually became pink.
Qin Lu stared at him. Jiang Liucheng looked up just to meet his line of sight, and touched his face “What’s the matter?”
Qin Lu put down his chopsticks and said without changing his face, “Are you full?”
Jiang Liucheng nodded, “I’m full.”
Qin Lu took a piece of paper from the box and handed it to him, “Wipe the crumbs on your lips. By the way, what did you want to say to me just now?”
After wiping his face, Jiang Liucheng immediately said seriously, “Director Qian said before that the investment company you opened invested in Fatty Foods. Why did you think of investing in Fatty Foods?”
Qin Lu knew he would ask this question, but he never thought about concealing it nor did he take the initiative to say it. He just wanted to go with the flow.
“It was indeed because of you that I knew about this Fatty Foods company at the beginning. Later, I asked someone to investigate this company, and after synthesizing his various data, I found that it was worth investing in.”
After Qin Lu finished speaking, he saw a look of relief on his face as if he felt that it was not all because of himself that he had invested. After a pause, he also added, “And also because this is your first endorsement. If the company goes bankrupt, it won’t be good for your career development.”
Jiang Liucheng’s expression was visibly tensed up again and a smile flashed in Qin Lu’s eyes.
Jiang Liucheng thought about it for a while, “So it was because of you that Fatty Food didn’t announce the termination of the contract with me.”
Qin Lu took a sip from the teacup and said slowly, “I just think you are a good fit.”
Jiang Liucheng didn’t know how to describe his mood at this time. He now felt that he owed Qin Lu more.
Obviously, he planned to pay it back little by little, but as he started progressing the more he owed Qin Lu.
//This fan-translation is brought to you by cinnaroll from https://tamagotl.com/series/after-the-actor-made-a-match-for-me-he-died-out-of-jealousy/
Qin Lu said, “You don’t have to feel a burden in your heart. I also invest when I think it is worthwhile to invest.”
Jiang Liucheng felt that he was comforting him so that he didn’t have to think too much. Nonetheless, it was impossible. If Fatty Foods had also terminated the contract with him at that time, his future development might not be as smooth as it is now. A turning point in his career was the bonus from ads for Fat Foods.
On the way, Jiang Liucheng didn’t speak much. He didn’t even read his WeChat messages when his phone rang, notifying about it. He was thinking about one thing.
From childhood to adulthood, except for his grandfather, no one treated him like Qin Lu.
It was like this on the set and after leaving the set. Qin Lu never said it either. If it hadn’t been said by others, Jiang Liucheng probably wouldn’t have known about Qin Lu helping him on the sidelines for a long time.
Jiang Liucheng felt a little dazed in his heart. If it was just the kindness of being his savior, he thought it was enough, but Qin Lu’s kindness to him was beyond his cognition.
It wasn’t until the car stopped that Jiang Liucheng’s thoughts returned to reality.
“We are finally here.”
He looked out the window and a brightly lit upscale community stood in the beautiful scenery at night. The lights on the connecting side were very beautiful.
“We are here.” Qin Lu looked at Jiang Liucheng, “See you tomorrow.”
Jiang Liucheng nodded, “See you tomorrow. You can go in, and we’ll leave later.”
The smile in Qin Lu’s eyes deepened, “Okay.”
After he walked into the community, Jiang Liucheng asked his assistant to drive him back.
The atmosphere in the carriage was very quiet. Li Qiu’s cell phone rang, and he looked down.
“Emperor Qin’s agent has sent me the flight information, and then I’ll book a business class ticket for you.”
After a while, Li Qiu booked the ticket, and he sent the flight information to Jiang Liucheng and assistant Li Lei.
After doing all this, Li Qiu thought for a moment and said, “I didn’t expect that Qin Lu silently helped us so much.”
“Yeah, Qin Lu is really nice.” Li Lei, who was driving, also sighed with emotion.
Li Qiu said, “Emperor Qin has been popular for so many years, which shows that his character is very good. Many well-known stars disappear after a period of time. For example, after two years of retiring from filming, Qin Lu’s influence is still as solid. There are not many in the entire entertainment industry who could do that.”
Li Lei: “Then how could the actor Qin Lu treat Liu Cheng so well?”
Li Qiu turned to look at Jiang Liucheng in the back seat, “It seems like it’s because you rescued Qin Lu, right? I’ve always been curious about how you rescued Qin Lu. Tell us. We will never say it to anyone else.”
Jiang Liucheng recalled, “He had a car accident at the time, and I wanted to call 120, but he said he wouldn’t go to the hospital. He also said that his injury was not very serious. Because the place where the car accident happened was relatively close to the community where I lived and saw him insisting not to go to the hospital, I took him back to where I live first.”
“The next day, his sight seemed to disappear. At that time, I had something to do, so I went out first. But when I came back, he disappeared leaving only a note saying that he would repay me later.”
Li Qiu and Li Lei were a little surprised when they heard that his sight was gone. They didn’t expect that Emperor Qin had gone blind before, but it seems that there should be no problem now.
Li Lei said, “In this way, Qin Lu is really a person who values love and righteousness.”
Jiang Liucheng: “I think so too.”
Li Qiu touched his chin. Although he felt the same way, but would normal people do so many things in private in order to repay their gratitude?