Chapter 57

       Wen Jianing wore a slim black dress and sat quietly in the middle of the awards hall. Although he was not in the front row, he had a good view from here, and as long as he turned his head slightly, he could see where Lu Jinlang was sitting.

       This year, there was no break time dedicated to commemorating Wen Jianing. He had been gradually forgotten, and the one who was entering the people’s field of vision was a young man named Ke Xinhang.

       He looked more handsome and more talented than Wen Jianing. Many people could predict his bright future, but no one knew that what was imprisoned in his body was Wen Jianing’s soul.

       It was just that if he was still Wen Jianing, would the most brilliant light tonight shine on him instead of Lu Jinlang?

       Lu Jinlang looked calm. Compared with the previous international awards, the Academy Awards did not seem to have so much weight.

       But in the end, they still look forward to it.

       The order of the awards ceremony was still the same as last year. The awards for newcomer awards were placed before several important awards. Although the newcomer award’s weight was lighter, it was very much anticipated by the audience, because one of the nominees was Ke Xinhang.

       Wen Jianing sat in his seat, and couldn’t help feeling a little excited when they approached the award of the newcomer award. This shouldn’t be his goal anymore. He started a lot higher than these young people, and winning this award was somewhat expected, but he still couldn’t help feeling excited.

       After the award-giving guests took the stage, Wen Jianing’s shots appeared on the big screen from time to time.

       Lu Jinlang leaned back relaxedly, with one leg on the other, hands folded on his knees. He looked at the big screen. The Wen Jianing inside the screen was clean and beautiful, with a decent smile on his face.

       Sitting next to Lu Jinlang was Wei Lun. After seeing Wen Jianing who appeared in the camera, he bumped Lu Jinlang with his elbow and asked, “How is it? Are you confident in winning?”

       Lu Jinlang asked softly, “Are you asking me or him?”

       Wei Lun laughed out loud, “Of course I asked for you both.”

       Without hiding anything, Lu Jinlang said, “I have confidence in him.”

       There was not much suspense, the award-presenting guest announced that the person who won the best newcomer award was Ke Xinhang.

       Wen Jianing stood up. Although he was excited, he didn’t want to make himself look like a restless little boy in the camera.

       The whole award hall burst into a warm applause.

       The people sitting around him gave him hugs and congratulated him.

       When he walked forward on the passage, he was stopped halfway by Cao Songquan who gave him a big hug.

       The camera kept following him.

       Cao Songquan tried to kiss him, but he resolutely refused. Bursts of laughter broke out at the scene.

       Since it was inconvenient for Fang Wei to approach him since he was sitting in the middle, he just stood up to congratulate him.

       Wen Jianing made a fist salute gesture* to thank him.

       When passing by Lu Jinlang’s row of seats, the two people were far apart and just glanced at each other, and then he stepped onto the podium.

       Wen Jianing took over his little golden man from the awarding guest and waved it.

       He stood in front of the microphone, adjusted its direction, and then said, “Thank you very much to the Organizing Committee for giving me this award. For me, there are many people who need to be thanked. I can’t say who is more important than others because without every one of them, I may not be able to get to where I am today.”

       When he talked about this, he found Lu Jinlang in the crowd, as if Lu Jinlang always stood out no matter where he was.

       He then said, “For friends and family who care about me and support me, no matter how much I say thank you will not be enough. If I have the opportunity, I hope to have more opportunities to stand on this podium and slowly convey my gratitude to everyone. Thank you.”

       After his acceptance speech, the host immediately said, “We welcome you to stand on this podium every year.”

       Wen Jianing smiled and said thank you, and warm applause broke out again at the scene.

       He got down from the podium and slowly returned to his seat. His heart gradually calmed down but he began to look forward to more. Looking forward to what? He didn’t know it himself but if Lu Jinlang became the best actor again, the distance between them would be greater and greater, and he might not be able to catch up with him all his life. But so what? At this time, who was more deserving than Lu Jinlang to win this award? Wen Jianing felt that he might be more nervous than Lu Jinlang.

       However, in the end, no one thought that the result of the best actor this year’s Academy Awards was a big surprise. The winner was not Lu Jinlang, but another middle-aged actor.

       When announcing the winner, the camera didn’t move away from Lu Jinlang’s face for a long time. It seemed to want to capture his lost look. However, it didn’t capture anything. Lu Jinlang looked very calm and even stood up and smiled to congratulate the winner.

       Wen Jianing was a little lost for a moment.

       When he came back to his senses, he saw that the winner was already standing on the podium, almost crying with excitement.

       At the end of the award ceremony, Wen Tinghuan called Wen Jianing and said she would wait for him in the parking lot to go to the celebration banquet hall. Wen Jianing said to Wen Tinghuan, “Wait a moment.”

       He left from the artist’s special passage, looking for Lu Jinlang on the road to the parking lot. Lu Jinlang didn’t win the prize and Wen Jianing was not sure whether he would go to the celebration banquet.

       Finally, Wen Jianing saw Lu Jinlang in the parking lot. Lu Jinlang was standing next to his nanny car and talking to Lu Yunan in the driver’s seat.

       Wen Jianing walked over.

       Lu Yunan saw him first, and hurriedly greeted him, “Xinhang?”

       Lu Jinlang turned around and asked, “Why are you still here? Not going to the celebration banquet?”

       Wen Jianing asked, “You are not going?”

       Lu Jinlang said, “I’m going to go there.” After speaking, he paused and invited Wen Jianing and said, “Shall we go in my car?”

       Wen Jianing hesitated,agreed to Lu Jinlang, and then called Wen Tinghuan.

       Wen Ting said angrily, “See, you are already forgetting your friends in front of your lover!”

       Wen Jianing didn’t refute her.

       Wen Jianing used to ride in Lu Jinlang’s nanny car for a while, but since he had his own car, Lu Jinlang seldom asked Lu Yunan to pick him up by car.

       As soon as he got into the car, all he could recall were ambiguous memories.

       Lu Jinlang unbuttoned his coat and asked him, “What’s the matter? Are you worried about me?”

       In fact, if he had to say it, the emotion was probably anxiety, he was worried that Lu Jinlang would be depressed.

       Lu Jinlang smiled, “It’s okay, I’m not sad.”

       Wen Jianing asked him, “Don’t you feel disappointed?”

       Lu Jinlang said, “A bit, but it’s just that.”

       He had already won the Film Emperor title two times. It seemed that he didn’t mind if he couldn’t take it this time, and his acting skills had been sufficiently recognized.

       Wen Jianing suddenly smiled. He was thinking that if it were himself, he would be disappointed to death.

       The two people stayed together in such a closed environment, and their bodies were very close. Wen Jianing could feel that his legs touched Lu Jinlang’s knees from time to time.

       The ambiguous but restrained atmosphere made Wen Jianing feel a little breathless.

       The two of them shouldn’t have gotten where they were now, but Lu Jinlang didn’t plan to ask for his feelings and physical relationship in the future anymore. What should be done? Lu Jinlang said that he didn’t take good care of his heart, so how could Wen Jianing take good care of his own heart? Lu Jinlang was tempted, but he also hesitated. But if Lu Jinlang wanted to go one step further, what if he was reluctant to take that step back?

       Emotion and reason were pulling at each other.

       Wen Jianing said softly, “Do you remember Wen Jianing?”

       This topic seemed a little abrupt at this time. He heard Lu Jinlang’s slightly surprised voice, “Of course, why?”

       Wen Jianing said, “In fact, he had always regarded you as his rival. If he knew that you didn’t even care about the Academy Award, he will be very sad.”

       After a brief silence, Lu Jinlang asked, “How do you know?”

       Wen Jianing said, “I said he was my idol.”

       “It’s not only that,” Lu Jinlang suddenly said, “Is it just as simple as an idol?”

       Wen Jianing looked up at him strangely, because he thought his tone was a little unusual.

       Lu Jinlang said to him, “Do you know the difference between worship and love?”

       Wen Jianing said, “Huh?”

       Lu Jinlang continued, “I don’t want to say something disrespectful to the dead, but Wen Jianing had passed away. You firmly buy his house and live in it without any objection. I think it’s beyond the scope of fans’ idolatry.”

       Wen Jianing opened his eyes wide. He understood what Lu Jinlang meant.

       Lu Jinlang said, “Maybe you don’t remember it anymore, but I still remember when I first saw you, you told me that you were a fan of Wen Jianing. The first thing you said to me was related to Wen Jianing.”

       Actually, they met a little earlier for the first time. They had met one another at Wen Jianing’s funeral, but Lu Jinlang no longer remembered it.

       “No,” Wen Jianing said, “I think you have misunderstood.”

       Lu Jinlang reached out and touched his head, “Forget it, it doesn’t matter. It’s good that you feel happy.”

       Wen Jianing had many words to explain. But before he could get the words out, he was offset by Lu Jinlang’s words.

       The venue of the banquet was very close to the awards hall. At this time, Lu Yunan had already driven the car. Lu Jinlang got out of the car first and then stretched out his hand to let Wen Jianing get out of the car.

       Wen Jianing was a little out of shape, not knowing what to feel.

       Lu Jinlang misunderstood. This misunderstanding was not so important because it was easy to explain, but Lu Jinlang didn’t need Wen Jianing’s explanation. He already felt that it didn’t matter.

       Wen Jianing knew that Lu Jinlang thought that in the relationship between the two of them, he was the only one with an unrequited love from beginning to end. But Wen Jianing, who clearly knew each other’s feelings better, hesitated.

       At the end of the Academy Award ceremony, the media coverage all over the world reported that Lu Jinlang missed the little golden man as the headline of the entertainment page the next day. Because too many possible results had been analyzed early, and they were all done in detail, the audience no longer feels interested.

       On the contrary, Lu Jinlang, who did not win the prize, became big news.

       A website tried its best to select a picture of Lu Jinlang who looked a little distracted, regardless of the fact that the shot was clearly a screenshot taken before the Best Actor was awarded.

       The second Wen Jianing went back to the company the next day. Wen Tinghuan took a tablet computer to watch entertainment news. One of them was an interview with Wen Jianing after the celebration banquet. He asked what he thought about Lu Jinlang’s failure to get the best actor award.

       Wen Jianing drank some wine at that time and said directly, “He already got it. He was already a film emperor at the previous International Film Festival.”

       The reporter was a little tricky and asked, “Do you mean that the domestic Academy Awards are not important anymore?”

       Wen Jianing replied, “Of course not. I want to express that Lu Jinlang can’t hide his strength whether he wins or not. His winning is well deserved, but his loss this time is also the same as being the uncrowned king.”

       After saying that, Wen Tinghuan came forward to interrupt the interview and took Wen Jianing away.

       Now looking at this video again, Wen Tinghuan couldn’t help rolling her eyes. “The mention of Lu Jinlang is jabbing you, huh? You dare to pick up the microphone and say anything you want.”

       Wen Jianing rubbed his forehead, “I drank a bit too much.”

       Wen Tinghuan said, “Are you being honest after drinking? He is the one who didn’t win the prize but you look even angrier than him.”

       Wen Jianing hit his head and didn’t deny it, but he also said, “Don’t say that. I won’t talk nonsense in the future.”

       As soon as he said that, he saw someone passing outside the lounge. He quickly stood up and chased out, shouting, “Jian Jun?”

       The young man who had already walked turned around to look at him, opening his mouth without making a sound.

  Wen Jianing already asked, “How did you get here?”

  Zheng Xin, who was walking in front of Jian Jun, turned around and walked toward Wen Jianing. At the same time, he said, “This is a new recruit from the company. Is Tingting here?”

       Wen Jianing nodded and called Wen Tinghuan out.

       Zheng Xin said, “Just in time, come to my office with me, and I have something to tell you.”

       When they got to Zheng Xin’s office, he asked them to sit down. He first formally introduced Jian Jun’s identity to Wen Jianing and Wen Tinghuan, and then said to Wen Tinghuan, “You should take care of Jian Jun for the time being.”

       Wen Tinghuan was a little surprised when she heard that, “But Xinhang…”

       “Xinhang and Jian Jun will make the same movie together next. The work content should be the same for a long time. You shouldn’t have too many things to do,” Zheng Xin said.

       Wen Tinghuan said, “What about their daily life? I can’t take care of both ends.”

       Zheng Xin looked at her seriously, “You are an agent, not Xinhang’s nanny. If you can’t do it with two artists, then don’t do it.”

       Wen Jianing quickly said, “Ting Jie, it’s okay, I will take care of my life.”

       Zheng Xin said, “You can rest assured that the company will hire a driver and life assistant for you. Tinghuan will only be responsible for your work in the future.”

       Wen Jianing understood Zheng Xin’s approach. Wen Tinghuan was too close to him now, and she did act a little like a nanny, and she was also a woman. In this way, she would inevitably be emotional when dealing with work in the future. It was better to separate public and private matters and hire a life assistant for him.

       Just like Lu Yunan followed Lu Jinlang.

       Wen Jianing said to Wen Tinghuan, “Ting jie, I think this is good.”

       Wen Tinghuan might still be unhappy, but she didn’t object anymore. She stretched out a hand to Jian Jun and introduced herself, “I am Wen Tinghuan.”

       Jianjun quickly took her hand and said, “I am Jian Jun.”

       Wen Jianing thought for a moment, stood up and said, “It’s my treat tonight. Let’s go and have dinner together.” Then he said to Zheng Xin, “Will you come?”

       Zheng Xin smiled and shook his head. “This evening I promised my wife to drive her back to her mother’s house. You young people can get together. You don’t have to invite me.”

       Wen Jianing smiled and said, “Thank you.”

       When he proposed this meal, his original purpose was to ease the relationship between Wen Tinghuan and Jian Jun. After all, Wen Tinghuan did not want to accept Jian Jun at first, and Jian Jun might not be too happy to hear Wen Tinghuan’s refusal.

       The three people went to eat fatty beef hotpot and asked for a private room.

       Wen Jianing said to Wen Tinghuan when she was alone, “I’ve given you a chance. Go and have a good relationship with others. You should know that Lu Jinlang is very optimistic about him. Maybe he will be a big star in the future. “

       Wen Tinghuan asked, “Like you?”

       Wen Jianing was stunned for a moment to react to what she meant, and said amusedly, “What were you thinking?”

       Wen Tinghuan said, “No, just like you who just participated in the competition. He fits the taste of people like Lu Jinlang best.”

       Wen Jianing laughed and shook his head, “Impossible.”

       Wen Tinghuan thought for a while and said, “Forget it. Anyway, I don’t know what you think. It probably doesn’t matter what Lu Jinlang wants.”

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1 Comment

  1. qyura

    Baby is defending his lover 😀 I wanna see LJL’s reaction!!
    Thank you so much for your hard work!O(≧▽≦)O

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