Actually, Wen Jianing and Jian Jun were not invited to dinner.
The investor’s name was Wang Wenzhong, and he was Zhao Qin’s uncle. Zhao Qin entered the crew through Ji Mingcheng, and Ji Mingcheng directly asked the assistant director to give her a role. Lu Jinlang only personally interviewed the protagonist’s candidates. For other less important roles were left up to the assistant director in charge of casting, and he was not too sure about any of them.
Of course, Ji Mingcheng had no choice. In order to increase investment, he sometimes had to make some small compromises. However, the female role in this play was not important, and there were only a few scenes. Whether Zhao Qin’s acting skills were good or not, it wouldn’t influence the movie greatly
Wang Wenzhong was asked by Zhao Qin to invite Lu Jinlang to dinner.
Zhao Qin had been on the crew for such a long time and could see that Lu Jinlang was the one who had the final say in the crew. It was useless to ask the producer or screenwriter. She deliberately wanted to add some scenes for herself. She tried to approach Lu Jinlang but it didn’t work well, so she moved her uncle out.
Wang Wenzhong came to invite Lu Jinlang to dinner, and as one of the biggest investors behind the movie, Lu Jinlang also had to socialize. However, he didn’t want to go to dinner with them alone. So Ji Mingcheng was also brought in, and he called Wen Jianing and Jian Jun along the way.
The meal was arranged by Wang Wenzhong. He originally only planned to invite Lu Jinlang only. When he saw so many people, he was afraid that he could not handle it alone, so he hurriedly called two young people to accompany him for a drink.
The group of people sat down, and Wang Wenzhong arranged Zhao Qin next to Lu Jinlang.
Zhao Qin was innocent-looking, but only her face was innocent. She dangled in front of Lu Jinlang and hoped that Lu Jinlang could look at her. She didn’t care about being an unspoken rules, she just wanted more scenes.
So as soon as she got on the table, she deliberately leaned against Lu Jinlang.
Wen Jianing sat opposite Lu Jinlang and saw that Zhao Qin’s chest was sticking to Lu Jinlang’s arm.
Lu Jinlang looked calm, as if he didn’t realize anything. When someone offered him a toast, he picked it up and drank.
This kind of meal was actually not very interesting. It was just a crisscross of wine. You drink to me and I drink to you, complimenting each other and saying some nice things.
Wen Jianing had experience in socializing. He could only rely on drinking anyway, but Jian Jun who sat next to him was not used to it. He drank honestly when others toasted him.
Later, Wen Jianing couldn’t see it and helped him block two glasses of wine, and then asked the waiter to pour him a cup of hot tea.
Jian Jun’s eyes were somewhat blank, and when he saw Wen Jianing’s white and slender fingers put the tea cup in front of him and put it down. He stretched out his hand in a daze and grabbed Wen Jianing’s hand.
Wen Jianing looked at him strangely, “What’s the matter?”
Jian Jun suddenly came to his senses, let go of his hand and shook his head.
Wen Jianing still placed his hands on the table, he raised his head and looked at Lu Jinlang on the opposite side.
Wang Wenzhong and Zhao Qin were targeting Lu Jinlang today, and Lu Jinlang had already drunk a lot. Although his expression did not change, Wen Jianing could see that he was a little drunk.
The person next to him handed him a cigarette, he took it, and Zhao Qin quickly took a lighter to help him light the cigarette, and he did not refuse.
Lu Jinlang didn’t smoke very much. He was similar to Wen Jianing. He only smokes when he was either upset or drunk.
Zhao Qin asked the waiter to pour a cup of tea and handed it to Lu Jinlang for him to drink.
Before Lu Jinlang reached out to pick up the cup, Wen Jianing appeared between the two of them, shaking his mobile phone in front of Lu Jinlang, “Manager Bai is looking for you.”
Lu Jinlang raised his head to look at him, stood up and took the phone in one hand and walked outside, Wen Jianing followed.
There was no voice on the phone, but Lu Jinlang still said, “Shengzhe?” as he walked to the bathroom.
After they entered the bathroom, Lu Jinlang threw the phone back to Wen Jianing, turned on the faucet and soaked his face with cold water.
Wen Jianing reached out and pulled a piece of paper towel to Lu Jinlang, and said, “It’s almost done.”
Lu Jinlang took a paper towel to wipe off the water on his face.
Suddenly, Wen Jianing heard the sound of people vomiting from a cubicle in the bathroom.
Lu Jinlang obviously heard it too. He turned his head and glanced in that direction, and saw that the innermost compartment door was not closed, and a man threw up next to the toilet.
Neither of them should be curious about this kind of thing.
However, Wen Jianing frowned slightly when he saw Lu Jinlang looking at the man’s back, so he stepped forward to take a closer look. Then he saw at a glance the man’s back and it turned out to be Wen Lin.
Wen Jianing rushed over to help people up, and said, “Wen Lin? Why are you…?”
Wen Lin was startled at first, and then relaxed after seeing Wen Jianing. He choked uncomfortably, and said, “Xinhang?” He turned around and saw Lu Jinlang, and then said, “You are all here.”
Lu Jinlang went out and asked the waiter for a bottle of mineral water.
After washing his face with cold water next to the sink, Wen Lin rinsed his mouth with water. He stretched out his forehead, which was wet with water, and said, “I’m fine, thank you.”
”Where is Zhu Zexin?” Wen Jianing asked, “I’ll call him to pick you up.”
Wen Lin shook his head, “He will come back later, I have not finished my meal yet, so I have to go back and continue.”
Wen Jianing stopped him, “Do they force you to drink?”
”No,” Wen Lin denied, “I just came out to gather with friends from the crew.”
Wen Jianing always thinks that his face is not pretty, “Then why do you drink so much?”
Wen Lin smiled reluctantly, “I’m fine.” Then he walked outside, “I’ll go back first, otherwise they will look for me. Don’t worry about me.”
As he watched Wen Lin leave, Wen Jianing was a little confused for a moment as to what had happened.
Lu Jinlang stood behind him, suddenly put a hand on his shoulder, and said, “Wen Lin said he took the role before?”
Wen Jianing recalled that Wen Lin asked his opinion at that time and mentioned that it was a movie with a dark theme after all.
Lu Jinlang patted him on the shoulder, “Let’s go back first.”
They sat back at the dinner table, everyone was drunk. Lu Jinlang went to wash and sobered up his face with cold water. Zhao Qin handed him a glass of water, but he politely refused.
Wen Jianing was still thinking about Wen Lin. It was not convenient for him to let Lu Jinlang accompany him to see Wen Lin. So he called Jian Jun to join him. They were all brothers of the same company. There was nothing wrong with visiting each other.
Jian Jun still didn’t know what happened, but Wen Jianing asked him to go and he followed.
They found Wen Lin and the others in the private room, Wen Jianing pushed the door in, and found that, as Wen Lin said, they were just a crew member who came out to party, and there was no accompaniment or entertainment. On the contrary, Wen Lin seemed to be drinking to drown his sorrows with his head buried and didn’t talk much.
As soon as Wen Jianing and Jian Jun entered, the crew here stood up and greeted him. Knowing the relationship between him and Wen Lin, they made sure to make Wen Jianing have a drink before letting him go. When he left, Wen Jianing saw Zhu Zexin coming to pick up Wen Lin, so he gave Zhu Zexin some instructions and didn’t interfere any more.
But he had made up his mind that he would take time to visit Wenlin’s set these two days.
Back in the private room, he saw Zhao Qin was helping Lu Jinlang up and said, “I’ll take you back.”
Wang Wenzhong also hurriedly said, “Just in time, let Zhao Qin send you. She didn’t drink too much.”
Lu Jinlang turned his head and saw Wen Jianing and Jian Jun coming in. He smiled and rejected Wang Wenzhong and Zhao Qin, and said, “No, my assistant is already waiting for me in the parking lot.”
Zhao Qin said, “I will help you over.”
Lu Jinlang said, “How can I ask for a girl’s help?”
Wen Jianing stepped forward and said, “Let us help.”
He and Jian Jun alone supported Lu Jinlang, and Ji Mingcheng also quickly got up to say goodbye.
Zhao Qin had no choice but to follow all the way to the parking lot. She saw that Lu Yunan was already waiting there in the car, and Lu Jinlang had no intention of inviting her in the car, so she had to give up.
Wen Jianing helped Lu Jinlang get into the car and saw Jian Jun standing beside the car in a daze, he said to him, “Come on, Ting jie just called and asked me to take you on the way back after dinner.”
The so-called “on the way back” meant that he was borrowing Lu Jinlang’s car to take Jian Jun back.
Jian Jun hesitated for a moment, and then got into Lu Jinlang’s nanny car.
Lu Yunan saw that Lu Jinlang was a little unsteady, and asked, “Why do you drink so much?”
Lu Jinlang looked calm, “Someone is watching anyway, don’t worry.”
He dared to let down his guard and drink because Wen Jianing was by his side and would not allow him to get drunk and unconscious and then be taken away by others. Otherwise, Zhao Qin would throw him on the bed, stripped off his clothes and said that he forced her to bed tomorrow morning, and he really wouldn’t be able to argue.
Wen Jianing didn’t speak, he was still thinking about Wen Lin’s appearance tonight.
Lu Jinlang raised his hand and rubbed the soft hair on the back of Wen Jianing’s neck.
Jian Jun suddenly felt embarrassed, but in the narrow space, he could only turn his gaze away, and there was no way to avoid it. He seemed to have a strange deviation in understanding Wen Jianing’s gender. Of course he didn’t think Wen Jianing looked like a woman, but he always felt that the other person was different from himself, and also different from the men he had met in the past.
Lu Jinlang said at this moment, “Let’s have a day off tomorrow.”
Wen Jianing and Jian Jun both looked at him, and Lu Jinlang said, “Tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, I will give you two days off. Take a break and do whatever you want.”
Wen Jianing took a deep breath and shook Lu Jinlang’s hand.
After they dropped Jian Jun home, there were only two of them left in the back compartment.
Lu Jinlang buried his head on Wen Jianing’s shoulder, hugged him and let him sit on himself.
Wen Jianing clasped his fingers, and suddenly said, “Zhao Qin has a purpose for this meal today?”
Lu Jinlang smiled stiffly, “Did you see her put a drug in the water cup?”
Wen Jianing couldn’t help turning his head slightly, “Did you see it? If I don’t stop you, are you just going to drink it?”
Lu Jinlang said, “There are so many people there, what can she do as a young girl? If she gives me drugs, I will just go back and fvck you up!”
Wen Jianing felt silly, “fvck me up?”
Lu Jinlang reached out and pinched his jaw, forcing him to turn his head, “fvck you until dry in bed, and let no one will see you.”
At this time, Lu Yunan knocked on the partition and asked where Lu Jinlang went back in the evening.
Lu Jinlang looked at Wen Jianing.
Wen Jianing said, “Let’s go to the Beiao garden.”
Lu Yunan drove them there and left.
Lu Jinlang sat on the big sofa in the living room on the first floor and sighed, “You really like this house?”
Wen Jianing went to the kitchen to pour water for him. “What’s the problem?”
Lu Jinlang shook his head. In fact, he had a lot of questions, but he didn’t intend to ask.
When Wen Jianing poured the water out and handed the glass to Lu Jinlang, Lu Jinlang grabbed his wrist, turned over and pinned him on the sofa.
”The water!” Wen Jianing wailed about the water cup knocked over by Lu Jinlang.
”It doesn’t matter,” Lu Jinlang said softly, and kissed Jianing’s lips.
Wen Jianing had to put the water cup aside, raised his hand and hugged Lu Jinlang, and his fingers sinking into his hair.
He knew that now there was an atmosphere of love between Lu Jinlang and him. It was precisely because they have lost and regained it. It became especially beautiful.
Lu Jinlang rubbed his lips with his finger and asked, “Are you planning to take the time to visit Wen Lin’s set?”
Wen Jianing nodded, “I want to see what his situation is now.”
Lu Jinlang said, “It is not convenient for me to accompany you.”
Wen Jianing said, “I understand, I will handle this myself.”
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