Wen Jianing went to see Wen Lin the next day.
He was in better spirits. He could lay on the bed and talk to Wen Jianing.
Wen Jianing asked him how he agreed to be a guest at Jiang Yongfei’s concert. Wen Lin said, “She invited me to go.”
”Haven’t thought of the reason?” Wen Jianing looked at him.
Wen Lin was silent for a moment, “I don’t want to think so much.”
Wen Jianing didn’t speak either, he didn’t know what to say.
After a while, Wen Lin said again, “It may not be what you think.”
Wen Jianing suddenly felt a little emotional. Lu Jinlang said that he was idealistic, but in his opinion, Wen Lin was probably the real idealist.
When the two were chatting, Wen Jianing never saw Li Rong. It was a young nurse who took care of Wen Lin here.
Wen Jianing asked Wen Lin’s parents, Wen Lin said that he didn’t tell them so that they wouldn’t worry. Originally, his parents were not from here. Once they knew the news of his injury, they would definitely rush over as soon as possible. He didn’t want to make it hard for them.
“What about Li Rong?” Wen Jianing asked.
After a brief silence, Wen Lin said, “I don’t know what to say about him, I can only thank him for his concern. He and I are people from two worlds, and it is impossible to be together.”
Wen Jianing propped his chin with one hand, smiled when he heard the words, and said, “You are a person with only one goal in mind, and Li Rong really has no choice but to help you.”
”Don’t laugh,” Wen Lin said, “Actually, I’m very upset. I don’t like other people being too kind to me. It’s really uncomfortable to owe favours.”
Wen Jianing stood up and walked in front of him. He patted him on the top of his head, “I understand, but you have done nothing wrong, even if there is, half of the trouble is originally caused by Li Rong.”
Wen Lin looked at him quietly for a while, then turned away from him.
Wen Jianing still didn’t see Li Rong when he left Wen Lin. He thought that Li Rong might have something to deal with, probably about Jiang Yongfei.
Wen Jianing called Wen Tinghuan and then went to Lei Xing.
He met Zheng Xin in Lei Xing and asked him about Wen Lin’s injury, and whether they found out what was the cause.
Zheng Xin and Wen Jianing sat face-to-face in the office. He put aside the things in his hands and said to Wen Jianing, “It was an accident. The worker in charge of the lifting platform made a mistake. He has been fired, and the stage manager will be responsible for compensation.”
Wen Jianing asked, “Do you think it’s that simple?”
Zheng Xin put his hands on the table, “Who do you suspect?”
Wen Jianing didn’t speak.
Zheng Xin looked at him for a long time and said, “Do you suspect Zhu Zexin or Jiang Yongfei?”
Wen Jianing said, “Both.”
Zheng Xin said, “There is no evidence, and it’s useless to make groundless accusations.”
Wen Jianing looked at him, “What if I go to find evidence?”
When Zheng Xin heard the words, he leaned back and went silent for a moment, and then said meaningfully, “Why bother? We are all in the same company and you want to make trouble like this? Moreover, if Lei Xing happens to have this kind of incident, isn’t it Mr. Lu that’ll suffer the most? “
Wen Jianing said, “I just want to know the truth, so I can tell Wen Lin to be more on guard in the future. Otherwise, he will foolishly join anyone who asks him to be a guest in the future and give them a chance to mess him up. What do you think I should do?”
Zheng Xin was helpless, hesitated for a long time and said, “What do you think if I dismiss Zhu Zexin?”
Wen Jianing said at the end, “I understand.” He just wanted to test Zheng Xin’s bottom line. It seemed that Zheng Xin was also aware of this matter, and Jiang Yongfei and Zhu Zexin were connected.
Only when he returned home from the company that night, Lu Jinlang was cooking dinner in the kitchen and said to Wen Jianing, “About Wen Lin, do you want to investigate it?”
Wen Jianing stood at the door of the kitchen and asked, “Are you nervous?”
Lu Jinlang smiled, “What am I nervous about?”
Wen Jianing said, “Bringing down Jiang Yongfei out will have a great impact on the company, right? Bai Shengzhe asked you to persuade me to forget it?”
Lu Jinlang turned his head to look at him, “You know it very well in your heart.”
Wen Jianing leaned his head on the kitchen door frame, “Just a little unwilling.”
Lu Jinlang sighed, “After all, this incident is Li Rong’s responsibility. Jiang Yongfei, a woman, is a little bit jealous, but she is indeed wronged.”
Wen Jianing asked, “The truth?”
Lu Jinlang shovelled the fried vegetables out of the pot and smiled, “The truth is that I, as the boss of Lei Xing, begged you to let Lei Xing off the hook.”
The cooked food was put on the table, and Lu Jinlang went to the room to change clothes.
Wen Jianing followed and pounced on him onto the bed from behind.
Lu Jinlang turned to face him, and asked, “We haven’t eaten yet, do you want to eat me?”
Wen Jianing smiled and kissed his lips, “Lu Jinlang, I like you so much.”
Lu Jinlang held his waist, smiled and said, “Is this going to be a Qiong Yao’s* drama?”
Wen Jianing leaned his head on his chest, “No, I’m serious, I didn’t know how it would feel to like someone.”
Lu Jinlang hugged him tightly, kissed him on the forehead, and then said, “As for Jiang Yongfei, I will make her apologize to Wen Lin, but Zhu Zexin doesn’t have to stay.”
”Make him legally liable,” Wen Jianing said.
Lu Jinlang did not respond, because this would inevitably make a big noise, and it would have a big impact on Lei Xing’s reputation. He still needed to weigh it down.
Wen Jianing raised his head and looked at him, “I have asked Ting jie to find the worker in charge of the lifting platform. Do you think money or threats are going to be more effective for him?”
Lu Jinlang scratched his hair and said, “Stand up.”
Wen Jianing sat up.
Lu Jinlang said, “You can do what you think is right, but I hope you can consider me and the company appropriately. Lei Xing is our Lei Xing.”
Wen Jianing looked at him, and finally smiled, “Okay.”
Two days later, Wen Tinghuan called Wen Jianing and said, “What did you say to Lu Jinlang? He asked Lu Yunan to pester me, he must go find someone with me.”
”I’ve said everything that should be said,” Wen Jianing said, “I have nothing to hide from him.”
Wen Tinghuan was very speechless, “I surrender. Does Lu Jinlang disagree with this matter? You guys are just tormenting me.”
Wen Jianing said, “Thanks for your hard work.”
Lu Jinlang said that Wen Jianing should do what he thought was right, and Wen Jianing had to think more about it. Lei Xing was not owned by Lu Jinlang alone, and now he also has feelings for Lei Xing, and they all hoped to see Lei Xing gets better and better.
But no matter what, he has to get the evidence first so that whether it was dismissing Zhu Zexin or asking Jiang Yongfei to apologize to Wen Lin, it wouldn’t cause them to react fiercely.
Zhu Zexin was such a despicable villain. When Wu Dongqin left Lei Xing, Wen Jianing didn’t think he needed anything to guard against. Every line has its own rules. If you break the rules, you will be abandoned by it. But Zhu Zexin was a sinister villain who could even do things that hurt people, and it couldn’t be measured by normal people’s common sense.
To not call the police, was what Lu Jinlang hoped for.
Then if the police were not called, at least Zhu Zexin should be kept out of this business forever.
Before Wen Jianing made progress, Li Rong officially broke up with Jiang Yongfei.
This was not a happy thing for Wen Jianing, nor it was for Wen Lin. Although Wen Jianing was angry at Jiang Yongfei’s behaviour, he didn’t want Li Rong to leave Jiang Yongfei and pursue Wen Lin wholeheartedly. He felt that Wen Lin might not last long.
Zhu Zexin was fired by Lei Xing.
Zheng Xin handled this matter, and neither Lu Jinlang nor Bai Shengzhe came forward, let alone Wen Jianing.
However, Wen Jianing still felt that it was somewhat cheaper for him. He inquired about Zhu Zexin’s whereabouts, hoping to completely cut off his path of development in this industry.
Lu Jinlang knew his plan but did not stop him and just told him to be careful of Zhu Zexin.
Wen Jianing said he understood.
Jiang Yongfei’s apology when she went to Wen Lin’s bed was somewhat formal. She didn’t really apologize, but she said something that she wanted to tell Wen Lin alone.
Li Rong was originally present at the time.
Wen Lin hesitated and said to Li Rong, “Can you go out? I’ll have a few words with Yongfei jie alone.”
When everyone had gone out, no one knew what Jiang Yong Fei and Wen Lin had said inside. After Jiang Yongfei left, Li Rong went in and asked Wen Lin what they had said. Wen Lin just shook his head and refused to say anything.
The new year was another year for the new Academy Awards ceremony.
Wen Lin’s leg injury had not healed yet, and he could actually walk, but everyone was worried that his bones would heal in a dislocation, so they were determined not to let him walk on the ground.
And this year Wen Lin was nominated for the Best Newcomer Award.
Compared to Wen Lin’s Best Newcomer Award nomination, Lu Jinlang’s nomination for the Best Director Award obviously carried more weight, and it had attracted more public attention.
At that time, some media came out and said, did they praise Lu Jinlang too much?
However, the award candidates decided by the organizing committee could now only be questioned but couldn’t be changed.
At the same time, Wen Jianing, who participated in this movie, was nominated for Best Actor, and Jian Jun was also nominated for Best Newcomer.
Before the event, a TV station interviewed Wen Jianing and asked him what he thought.
He told reporters, “I am very optimistic about Lu Jinlang and Wen Lin, and of course, Jian Jun has a high chance also.”
The reporter asked him, “Are you not optimistic about yourself?”
Wen Jianing smiled, and said, “I always think the worst.”
At worst, Wen Jianing had acted in so many plays. He had a good understanding of his performance and also the taste of the judges of the Academy Awards. He felt that the fact he was nominated was already quite an affirmation, but probably he would not win it for his part.
As for Lu Jinlang, he had observed for so long but he hadn’t figured out whether this director’s award will be his. He was really uncertain.
He said that he was optimistic but it was nothing more than an expectation.
At the awards ceremony that year, Wen Jianing’s seat was a little closer to the front, but there was still a distance from Lu Jinlang. Wen Jianing sat two rows behind him by the corridor.
Wen Lin did not sit next to him, because his legs were not completely healed, so the organizing committee arranged for him a more convenient position.
His leg injury was said to be caused by an accident, but only a few people knew the cause.
The Newcomer Award was in the front order.
When the award-presenting MC announced Wen Lin’s name, the camera suddenly zoomed in on his face sitting in the corner of the back row. He was still a little confused and looked blank.
It was Tang Shao beside him who gave him a nudge before he came back to his senses amidst the applause from the entire audience.
Wen Lin wanted to stand up, but Tang Shao stopped him, and the organizing committee directly arranged for two security guards to lift his wheelchair onto the stage.
Wen Lin blushed immediately and felt extremely ashamed. He raised his head in embarrassment.
He was carried to the stage in a wheelchair. The guest handed the trophy to his hand. He looked at the little golden man and was unexpectedly calm. He was probably the calmest of all the winners tonight. He thanked the MC who deliberately turned the microphone down for him, and then said, “Actually, I was very surprised to receive this award today. There are many people who I need to thank. My relatives, my parents, and my teacher, but the one person I want to thank today is a good friend of mine. Since you all realized it, he has inspired me to help me all the way, and there is something to say; It may be a little cheesy, but he deserves half of this trophy. Thank you Ke Xinhang, my friend, I love you.”
He said the last three words with a smile, which aroused enthusiastic applause from the audience, and some people were whistling.
The camera is aimed at Wen Jianing, he is also smiling, and blows a kiss, saying, “I love you too.” The microphone cannot pick up the voice, but the shape of his mouth is clearly visible.
Wen Lin’s thank you speech was very brief. He was really embarrassed to let the security guard carry him down, and instead pushed the wheelchair down from the backstage by himself.
And the next awards continued one by one.
Until the Best Director Award, the award-presenting guest joked that today was probably the best director who will be the most anticipated by the audience because the Film Emperor Lu had crossed the border to snatch the director’s jobs.
The camera was aimed at Lu Jinlang. He had been smiling gently and gracefully.
But Wen Jianing knew he was nervous, and he was looking forward to it.
Before leaving for the Academy Awards ceremony today, Wen Jianing personally helped Lu Jinlang tie a bow tie.
”Are you nervous?” Wen Jianing asked him at that time.
He nodded, although his expression was as calm as ever.
Wen Jianing said, “I am not nervous, I believe you.”
Lu Jinlang raised his hand to pinch his chin, and gently rubbed the corner of his lips with his thumb. “Actually, it shouldn’t really be taken too seriously, but sometimes people just need the approval of others.”
Wen Jianing nodded, “I can understand it completely.”
”Jianing,” Lu Jinlang said, “I look forward to the day when we can return to that fair starting point again and wait for the results of the competition to be announced.”
Wen Jianing said “Okay,” and then kissed Lu Jinlang’s lips passionately.
Now in the award hall, when he heard the MC shouting out Lu Jinlang’s name, Wen Jianing loosened his hand, and he realized that his hand was trembling slightly. He was probably even more nervous than Lu Jinlang.
Lu Jinlang stood up, smiled and shook hands with the people around him and nodded in thanks, then walked towards the stage.
A row away from his row of seats, Wen Jianing was sitting next to the passage.
Lu Jinlang raised his head and looked right up at him.
Wen Jianing was a little nervous, and then he saw Lu Jinlang walking toward him.
This was not obtrusive, because he was the leading actor in Lu Jinlang’s play, and he should share the joy of winning with him.
Wen Jianing stood up and hugged him, and heard Lu Jinlang say in his ear, “I love you.”
Wen Jianing’s eyes were a little teary at that moment, and he replied, “I love you too.”
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*Qiong Yao is a Taiwanese writer and producer who is often regarded as the most popular romance novelist in the Chinese-speaking world. For more info click here
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