Chapter 60- I’ll Go Ask Him
The lunchtime is not long. After eating, everyone rests for about ten minutes and then starts to work on their own.
Jiang Liucheng came as a guest this time. When others were working, he pulled a small bench to sit next to Cheng Qinghua and watch.
In a flash, the sky outside was getting dark, and the stars began to fill the black curtain.
It was only five o’clock in the afternoon when Qin Lu finished filming the last scene. The sun was not so intense at this time anymore as it was about to set.
Cheng Qinghua knew that Jiang Liucheng was here to meet Qin Lu, so he didn’t arrange too many scenes for him. Fortunately, the second half was already in progress. Since the previous progress was good, most of the more difficult scenes were finished, and the rest were just trying to get better shots.
However, he thought that Jiang Liucheng was looking for Qin Lu to talk about the blind date, so he was a little reluctant to call the card.
Qin Lu took the towel handed by his assistant and wiped the sweat off his face.
“Did you introduce him to a blind date recently? Actually, I think it’s better not to introduce him. He is so popular now. If fans learn about it, it will cause a big earthquake. You should not introduce him to another one for his own good.”
Cheng Qinghua was talking on his side. To avoid being heard by others, he deliberately lowered his voice.
Qin Lu didn’t say a word. He only took a sip of the mineral water.
“I’m talking to you.” Cheng Qinghua said, seeing that he ignored him.
Qin Lu said, “Is it really for his own good or for yourself?”
Cheng Qinghua’s face showed a dismantled expression, and he said, “Of course, I’m doing it for him.”
Qin Lu cast a glance at him with an insightful look in his eyes, “I think you are trying to delay the time so that you can go to him after the filming is over to see if your relationship can be recovered.”
“Nonsense.” Cheng Qinghua refuted the first time but then said, “Okay, even if I think so, so what?”
“Don’t think about it. It’s impossible for you.” Qin Lu said, “Liucheng is not the kind of person who eats back grass. Since he thinks you are not suitable, he will not hold any hope for the two of you.”
Cheng Qinghua gritted his teeth, “How do you know if you don’t try?”
Qin Lu thought to himself that he should not give this opportunity to him. And for this, Cheng Qinghua will eventually be grateful to him in the future.
Seeing that he was about to leave, Cheng Qinghua hurriedly chased after him and asked, “Have you set him a new blind date recently? You haven’t answered that yet.”
Thinking of Jian Qiao, Qin Lu didn’t hesitate, “No.”
Cheng Qinghua felt relieved when he heard the words, “I’m serious, don’t introduce him to anyone anymore.”
Needless to say, Qin Lu didn’t plan to introduce him to anyone again for now. The two introductions were enough before, and he would not make the same mistake again.
At half past five, Qin Lu took off his makeup, changed back into his usual clothes, and came out to find Jiang Liucheng.
Hearing the footsteps, Jiang Liucheng turned back and saw that Qin Lu was wearing a gray sweater and a pair of black slacks.
“I made you wait for a long time.” Qin Lu stood still in front of Jiang Liucheng. Behind him was the dim light from the crew, which had not yet been removed.
Jiang Liucheng stood up. He did not speak as he only took out a hand in his pocket to pull out a candy and handed it over to him.
Qin Lu looked at the candy in his hand and looked at it with inquiring eyes.
Jiang Liucheng; “I finished it today, and the crew gave it to me. I think your lips are a little whitish pale.”
There was a little smile in Qin Lu’s eyes, “So, do you think I have low blood sugar?”
Jiang Liucheng shook his head, “I don’t know. It’s better to have some candy anyway.”
Qin Lu picked up the candy in his hand and accidentally touched his palm with his fingers. The momentary touch made his heart beat a few more times faster than normal.
He thought to himself, is this the feeling of liking someone?
When Qin Lu took the candy, Jiang Liucheng also clenched his fist as if there was a slight electric current in his palm just now.
He raised his head slightly and looked at Qin Lu. For some unknown reason, Guo Qifan’s and Qiao Mei’s words appeared in his mind again.
If the blind date is Qin Lu, it may not be impossible.
“I’m going out with Liucheng today. You can just stay in the hotel.” Before leaving, Qin Lu suddenly turned his head and said this to his assistant, who was about to follow.
Jiang Liucheng guessed that Qin Lu might not want too many people around because he disliked it very much, so he asked Li Lei and the others to go back to the hotel to rest first.
Until the car drove away, the abandoned assistants stood at the door and looked at each other.
Is it their delusion?
It always felt like the two were going on a date.
That night, a photo of the two of them visiting the historic site together was posted on the Internet and sparked heated discussions.
The photo’s lighting is very dim, and the background seems to be a game in a particular palace building. Tourists sit on a miniature train with multiple rows of seats. After the train starts, it takes everyone to an immersive experience indoors.
Jiang Liucheng and Qin Lu were sitting in the first row, and there were only two of them. There didn’t seem to be many tourists at that time.
The two people in the photo were very close together. Qin Lu was sitting in the far right position, and Jiang Liucheng was hanging almost halfway over him.
In addition to one photo, there is another photo of Qin Lu reaching out and wrapping his arms around Jiang Liucheng’s shoulders, seemingly helping him stabilize his body.
When the blogger posted the photo, she said that she did not recognize the two of them at first because the light in the room was very dim. She wouldn’t be able to notice them if she didn’t look carefully.
In the beginning, she took the photo just because she thought the relationship between the two looked good. However, later when she came out, she looked at the photos in the album again, only to find out that one of them was Qin Lu and the other was Jiang Liucheng, who was recently on the top trends.
[Ahhhhh, they look so good together.]
[I want to say that I ship it.]
[I understand you. Whenever I see two men together that sweet, I also won’t be able to help it.]
[I don’t understand those who are supporting this. The male god and Jiang Liucheng are just friends. Can you just ship other artists instead of making too random ships like this?]
[How come there are people like this who pull and hype my male god every year? They used to ship his female stars, but now even male stars are being paired with him. This is really annoying.]
[Can you not mess with our couple powder?]
[Can you speak nicer? It’s obviously posted by passers-by. Why is it hyping some fans? Are you all going to take the no-brainer route now? If you want to quarrel, you should all make an appointment with the therapist.]
[Heh, is everyone well aware that someone was just being a little transparent at first? But later, on a hot search, he was on the same page with the male god several times. Who doesn’t know what happened?]
And so the fans had quarreled.
At that time, Jiang Liucheng didn’t know what was happening.
After he and Qin Lu left the crew, Qin Lu knew that he hadn’t visited the opening market yet. That is why he took him to an iconic scenic spot to play the indoor game and experience the feeling of a 4D game movie.
Since there was not much time, they just strolled around after they came out and then went to eat.
Although the itinerary is simple, Jiang Liucheng’s mood is very relaxed, which is completely different from being with his previous blind dates.
He doesn’t need to think about other things, and he doesn’t need to deliberately take care of the other person’s emotions. It’s because, most of the time, Qin Lu will take care of him in turn.
After eating, they went back to the hotel.
Jiang Liucheng’s agent booked him a flight for tomorrow, so they will stay in the hotel of the Paradise crew for one night.
When the photo was fermented on the Internet, Jiang Liucheng had just separated from Qin Lu. Just when he went to get the room card with his assistant, he received a call from the manager.
“You and Qin Lu went out to play?”
“How did you know?”
“Someone took a picture of you and posted it on the Internet. Now you and Qin Lu’s fans have quarreled.”
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Jiang Liucheng opened Weibo and took a look. He immediately found that the topic was hanging on the tail of the hot search. He didn’t read the comments. Because the fans of the two parties quarreled, the blogger deleted the photo. Nonetheless, it was still saved and posted by many people. He saw it as soon as he entered the search topic.
The photo was taken behind them. Only one-third of the profile of the two of them can be seen. It is not actually very obvious. Only people who know them well can see it at a glance.
At that time, he felt as if someone was taking pictures, but he just thought that the other party was shooting a 4D movie scene. But even if he knew that they were shooting, they would not care. As a public figure, this can already be expected. If he appeared in the public eye, there would be such a thing no more, no less.
Jiang Liucheng stared at Qin Lu’s hand around his shoulder in the photo and silently clicked save.
“You see, although the fans have some opinions, you should remember not to respond. This should be someone who was trying to fish in the water at the beginning, deliberately provoking the opinions of fans on both sides so that your fans will tear each other up. The company will handle it. You don’t have to post anything whatsoever.”
Jiang Liucheng didn’t plan to respond.
His room was still the original one he stayed at when he was still shooting at Paradise. After his role was completed, the room was empty until now. Cheng Qinghua did not arrange for others to come and live inside his room.
At this time, Jiang Liucheng’s cell phone kept ringing, and the group chat records changed from a few to dozens.
Guo Qifan: [Have you all seen the hot search recently? Tell me, what the hell is going on?]
Zheng Kailin: [It is not as the fans say.]
Guo Qifan: [Liucheng, are you finally planning to attack Emperor Qin?]
Qiao Mei: [How come you’ve decided so quickly?]
Guo Qifan: [They look suitable to each other based on the photos, so I can definitely relate to them. Hehe.]
Jiang Liucheng opened the group chat and looked at it. He tried catching up by scrolling through the beginning of the conversation. To his surprise, the first person to emerge this time was actually Zheng Kailin.
Jiang Liucheng: [We were just playing outside for a while.]
Zheng Kailin: [Fans are self-satisfied most of the time, so don’t take what they say to heart.]
Jiang Liucheng: [I am not taking it to heart, but I am taking it into consideration.]
Guo Qifan: [Are you lying? Is this what I think this means?]
Qiao Mei: [Qin Lu is really a good choice.]
Guo Qifan: [Did you get this idea because I’ve mentioned before that you can have a blind date with Emperor Qin?]
Jiang Liucheng: [Not all. When I went out to play with him, I was thinking that Qin Lu was quite suitable for me in all aspects.]
Zheng Kailin: [He is a big star. He must be very busy at ordinary times. You want to focus on taking care of the family, but his profession does not allow it. The director of your first blind date is not suitable for you for this reason.]
Jiang Liucheng: [He quit filming two years ago, and this time he only picked up the movie Paradise.]
Zheng Kialin: [How did you know?]
Jiang Liucheng: [I listen carefully to what others have to say.]
Zheng Kailin: [That’s what other people had said, but is that how he thinks of it?]
Jiang Liucheng: [What you said actually makes sense.]
Zheng Kailin breathed a sigh of relief. He was not worried about Jiang Liucheng’s previous blind dates, but for some reason, when he heard that he was interested in Qin Lu, he felt a slight panic for no reason.
At this time, his WeChat rang several times. It was a private message that Qiao Mei sent him.
Qiao Mei: [I didn’t expect you to be so nervous.]
Qiao Mei: [I told you before that you will regret it one day.]
Zheng Kailin: [I won’t regret anything. As you can see, I’ve managed to persuade Jiang Liucheng.]
Qiao Mei: [When did you learn to deceive yourself?]
Although Qiao Mei is a bit cruel to say this, he still did so: [I think you are too late.]
Zheng Kailin frowned. And as if on cue, there was another message that came from their group chat.
Jiang Liucheng: [ I’ll ask Qin Lu.]
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I like how Qin Lu understood his feelings right after Cheng Qinghua’s explanation. I guess reading online post about how to be a good matchmaker paid off lmao
Waa what a generous Happy New Year’s present, translator!! (〃ﾟ3ﾟ〃) I hope this year will be a happy and meaningful year to you too!