Chapter 42

        When Lu Jinxin saw Wen Jianing come out, he had no intention of staying. He asked Lu Jinlang to go back with him.

  Before they left, Lu Jinlang kissed Wen Jianing’s face and said, “You don’t have to wait for me these two days. I will come back naturally when I want to.”

       Wen Jianing nodded and drove him to the door, “Take care of yourself.”

       After Lu Jinlang and Lu Jinxin left, he went into the bathroom to take shower.

       When he went to the company in the morning, Wen Jianing asked Zheng Xin to show him the script of Cao Songquan’s ‘Springtime Dream’. Zheng Xin also received instruction from Bai Shengzhe and waited for Wen Jianing to get the script.

  ”Looking for manager Bai?” Zheng Xin asked him.

  He smiled, neither admitted nor denied.

  ’Springtime Dream’ was a romantic comedy in Cao Songquan’s style. The story was about the heroine’s active pursuit after falling in love with the male lead at first sight, and his invitation to Wen Jianing was for a very important supporting actor who was the heroine’s best friend. He was together with the heroine all day, went shopping, styling hair and painting nails, and helped the heroine to think of many ways to pursue the male lead.

  The script was actually very interesting. The story also started happily and became touching in the later stage. That role has a lot of room to play. The only thing that made Wen Jianing bothered was his feminine character setting.

  When Wen Lin walked into the lounge, he saw Wen Jianing reading a script. So he walked toward him, sat down and said, “Was I drunk yesterday?”

  Wen Jianing glanced at him and said, “You and Yi Nan. One on the left is crying and one on the right is howling, you guys are killing me.”

  Wen Lin sighed and raised his hand to cover his face.

  These days, Wen Lin was taking performance classes every day, but he was not idle when he went back in the evening. He basically wrote songs when he had time. He hoped that his songs would be recognized and the company would give him the opportunity to release an album.

  Wen Jianing knew, patted him on the shoulder and said, “If you think it’s meaningful, persist. Opportunities are always given to those who work hard.”

  Wen Lin nodded seriously.

  Wen Jianing suddenly remembered a question, he asked Wen Lin, “Do you think I look like a woman?”

  Wen Lin looked at him upon hearing this and said, “No, I don’t.”

  Wen Jianing rolled up the script in his hand and said, “What if I play a very feminine man?”

  Wen Lin looked at him strangely, “You’ll act as if it’s a natural thing for you.”

  After listening to him, Wen Jianing felt that he probably just overthinking things. He made up his mind, stood up, took the script and walked to Zheng Xin’s office.

  When he heard that Wen Jianing was interested in doing the play, Zheng Xin nodded and said, “I also think this is a good opportunity, so give it a good performance. But I don’t dare to make a decision for you, wait until I’ve discussed it with Manager Bai.”

  In fact, to discuss with Manager Bai meant to let Lu Jinlang behind Bai Shengzhe decide.

  Wen Jianing didn’t say much, just said, “Thank you, Zheng ge.”

  After Zheng Xin went to see Bai Shengzhe, Lu Jinlang contacted Wen Jianing. Lu Jinlang called him and asked, “You’ve decided?”

  Wen Jianing said, “Yes, I have.”

  Lu Jinlang said, “Well, as long as you are sure of your decision.”

  About two days later, Zheng Xin told Wen Jianing that there was news from the film crew that the role had been set for him and he didn’t even need to do the audition.

  “I don’t need to do an audition?” Wen Jianing was surprised.

  Zheng Xin was also a little unsure, so he glanced at Wen Jianing one last time and said, “You can ask Mr. Lu about that.”

  Although he only told Wen Tinghuan about his relationship with Lu Jinlang himself, since Wen Tinghuan knew it, it was impossible for Zheng Xin to not know it. But Zheng Xin never mentioned it in front of him.

  In Zheng Xin’s view, Lu Jinlang was a very good resource. If he could use it, he’d better use it to the fullest. However, he wouldn’t take the initiative to ask Wen Jianing to do anything. After all, he was just an agent and knew how to be discreet.

  In the end, Wen Jianing did not ask Lu Jinlang.

  During this period, ‘The Strange Fate of Hairpin and Phoenix’ announced the finale. On the night when the ending was broadcasted, Lu Jinlang unexpectedly returned.

        “Is your mother getting better?” Wen Jianing asked.

  While taking off his coat, Lu Jinlang looked at the scenes of ‘The Strange Fate of Hairpin and Phoenix’ aired on the TV and said, “She is now catching up with this drama. Yesterday, when she saw Ling Zhener slap Xiao Zongyan in the face and was put under house arrest, she cried.”

  Wen Jianing was silent for a moment.

  Lu Jinlang went on to say, “She insisted on pulling me and my second brother to accompany her to watch. My second brother is very grumpy. Now he probably hates you more and more.”

  Wen Jianing said, “What that got to do with me…”

  Lu Jinlang smiled, leaned over from behind the back of the sofa and hugged him. He asked, “Do you miss me?”

  Wen Jianing turned his head and answered with a kiss instead.

  That night, Lu Jinlang and Wen Jianing watched the finale of the TV series together. At the end of the story, Ling Zhener fled the capital with the already demented Xiao Zongyi, and walked away in disguise, leaving Xiao Zongyan, who succeeded in the rebellion, to guard the cold country alone.

  In the last scene of the TV series, Xiao Zongyan was riding a horse and looking into the distance in front of a cliff. His eyes were a little dazed. It was the time for him to be in a high spirit, but he was filled with unspeakable sadness and frustration.

  Lu Jinlang suddenly said, “My mother would cry again when she sees your eyes. My second brother is still there today with her, he must be going crazy.”

  Wen Jianing imagined the scene, and couldn’t help but smile.

  It was also because of this scene that the hot topic “Zongyan don’t cry” appeared on Weibo, and countless girls felt distressed because of Wen Jianing’s expression in the last scene.

  That night on the big bed in the bedroom, Wen Jianing felt Lu Jinlang’s movement were a bit intense.

  It might have been caused by being separated for several days, but Wen Jianing still couldn’t help saying, “Be gentle.”

  Lu Jinlang lowered his head and kissed his forehead. With sweat dripping on his face, he said, “I miss you.”

  Wen Jianing heard the words, raised his head and searched for Lu Jinlang’s lips in the dark, and kissed them.

  That night, Wen Jianing felt that he had been tossed a little too much. Fortunately, he was now a young man in his early twenties. If he was 34 or 35 years old, he would not be able to withstand such tossing.

  But if it was him in the past, Lu Jinlang was probably not interested in tossing him. The next morning, Wen Jianing thought about it while brushing his teeth in the mirror.

  After that, he officially signed a contract with the crew of ‘Springtime Dream’ to do the initial preparation of taking photos and costume fittings.

  On the day of the fittings, Wen Tinghuan said to Wen Jianing, “You might be going to the box office for the movie this time. Do you know how popular you are now?”

  ”How popular?” Wen Jianing asked casually.

  Wen Tinghuan said, “The media commented that you are a national female killer.”

  Wen Jianing asked, “What is a national female killer?”

  Wen Tinghuan said, “It includes girl killers, and lady killers. From seven to eight year old girls to seven or 80 year old women. There is no one who doesn’t bow down under your knees.”

  Wen Jianing laughed.

  Wen Tinghuan said, “My 6 years old niece said that she wanted to marry you after watching the TV series, and my sister-in-law even asked me to come to you for an autograph.”

  Wen Jianing then said, “An autograph, right? Hurry up and I’ll sign it for you, so stop talking nonsense.”  

  Wen Jianing’s character in the movie ‘Springtime Dream’ was called Xue You. He was somewhat a bit of a fussy and gossipy character, but he was actually warm and kind.

  And in the end, the male lead of the movie was determined to be Fang Mingdong, who was also a domestic first-line actor. He was tall and handsome and fit the character image in the movie.

  In order to conform to the character’s image, Wen Jianing started to keep his hair longer after he was chosen. His hair was relatively soft, so even if he did not deliberately style it, it looked very soft. Coupled with his bangs, he looks like a high school student in an instant.

  And the dress he tried on was a loose low-neck sweater with a wide neckline and black tight leather pants below.

  When he got the costume, Wen Jianing was torn for a moment, but he still went into the dressing room to change.

  After putting on the leather pants, he looked down at the crotch and felt that it was too flat. After hesitating for a while, he tucked some socks in, adjusted them for a long time, and when he felt that they looked curved but not exaggerated. Then he walked out.

   There was a shot in the makeup photo test that day, which was taken with him sitting on the ground and the camera was aiming at him from top to bottom. In order to show his feminine character, he put his hands in front of his chest and looked up.

  In that photo, his collarbone can be clearly seen from under the loose collar. The fingers of both hands are slender and fair, and the bangs slightly cover his eyes. He was clearly a handsome young man.

  There was also a photo of him applying lipstick in front of the mirror. The lipstick was bright red. He lowered his head slightly, half of the lipstick was being applied, and his eyes were pointed towards the camera. He suddenly looked a little more gorgeous and enchanting.

  After the photo was taken, Wen Ting Huan walked in front of him with her arms on her chest and “tsked” twice.

  Wen Jianing was going to change clothes, and said to her, “Don’t be weird.”

  Wen Tinghuan said, “More women than me.”

  Wen Jianing looked at her exaggeratedly, “So you are a woman?”

  ”You wanna die?!” Wen Tinghuan was so angry that she almost kicked him.

   On the way back, Wen Tinghuan said to him, “By the way, I almost forgot to tell you something. Xu Rujing is getting married, and the invitation for you was sent to the company.”

    “Married, huh” Wen Jianing suddenly sighed.

   Wen Tinghuan said, “Yes, at that time when you were in competition and Xu Rujing was still a judge, it is still considered as a friendship. The company’s Manager Bai will also participate. You need to prepare your own red envelopes.*”

   Wen Jianing mumbled, and said, “Lu Jinlang is going to go too.”

   Wen Tinghuan drove the car back to the office, and Wen Jianing drove his own car back to Lu Jin Lang’s apartment. On the way back, he noticed a car following him behind. In fact, this was not the first time it happened. Ever since the ‘The Strange Fate of Hairpin and Phoenix’ was broadcasted, he had become popular and would be followed by fans or reporters from time to time. It was no longer a secret that he lived in this apartment now.

   There was even news in the Gossip Weekly, saying that Ke Xinhang bought a famous car and bought a luxury mansion after he became popular. They also pointed out that this neighbourhood was a high-end neighbourhood, and the Film Emperor Lu Jinlang also had a house in this neighbourhood.

  However, they could only catch up to the door of the neighbourhood at most. And since Wen Jianing drove his car into the parking lot, no one would know which building and floor he lives in.

  Lu Jinlang also received Xu Rujing’s invitation, and Xu Rujing personally gave it to him.

  ”Are you going?” Wen Jianing asked him.

  Lu Jinlang nodded, “Of course.”

  Both of them would go at that time. Unfortunately, they couldn’t go together and they could only go there separately.

  Xu Rujing’s wedding day was naturally crowded with many celebrities and famous people. Her husband was also a well-known businessman. He married Xu Rujing shortly after his divorce, and he also had a 15-year-old daughter.

  The wedding was in a traditional Chinese banquet. Xu Rujing, wearing a wedding dress, personally greeted the guests at the gate, and all reporters were turned away outside the gate.

  Wen Jianing was just a small character on this occasion. Xu Rujing thanked him and asked the welcoming waiter to take him in. Everyone’s seats were arranged in advance. Wen Jianing went into the banquet hall, followed the waiter to the next table and saw Yi Nan. However, Wen Lin and Xu Rujing weren’t particularly close, thus he was not invited.

  Wen Jianing sat down beside Yi Nan, and he found that there was a middle-aged woman sitting beside Yi Nan. Although the woman was not young, one could still see that her facial features were exquisite and elegant. The woman turned out to be Yi Nan’s mother, Yun Shuying. Seeing the Cloud Beauty, Wen Jianing naturally greeted her politely. Unexpectedly, Yun Shuying actually said to Wen Jianing that she had watched his TV series and liked him very much.

  While they were talking, Wen Jianing saw Lu Jinlang coming.

  Lu Jinlang’s status was naturally different from his. He saw Xu Rujing’s husband personally send Lu Jinlang in and arranged for him to sit down at the table in the middle of the front.

  Xu Rujing had been in the entertainment industry for so many years. Compared with Jiang Yongfei’s birthday banquet, the whole banquet hall had gathered more than half of the major domestic artists. Those who were not available to come also sent a special gift to congratulate them. After Lu Jinlang, Wen Jianing saw Li Rong and Yang Wenchong and the others also came to the wedding.

  Yang Wenchong still brought an unknown young model, but Li Rong came alone without a female companion.

  However, Lu Jinxin did not appear.

  Wen Jianing unconsciously looked over to Lu Jinlang’s side. Li Rong walked over to talk to him. After the two said a few words, Lu Jinlang looked up and looked in Wen Jianing’s direction. Li Rong also looked over, raised his hand and greeted Wen Jianing.

  Wen Jianing thought that Lu Jinlang didn’t notice him when he came in, so he couldn’t help but smile.

  Yi Nan snorted,  “Why don’t you go and sit there?”

  Wen Jianing said, “I’m not qualified to do that.”

  The guests came one after another, and the wedding officially began.

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I’m stuck on this chapter, I can’t write 5,000 words. I’m going to take a break

*Traditionally, guests will give red envelopes with money inside to the couple as wedding gifts

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1 Comment

  1. Mika

    I would love to read all kinds of gay characters in a novel. Maybe it’s just that other people’s preference are different but I don’t see anything wrong with a bl main character having a feminine personality.


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