Chapter 23

       Fang Wei didn’t seem very satisfied with him, and Wen Jianing could feel it, but he couldn’t understand why. According to his understanding of Fang Wei, he felt that Fang Wei should’ve liked his performance today.

  On the way back to the company, He Chaoshu didn’t say much. He answered a call from Yi Nan halfway to the company. He left Wen Jianing on the side of the road and asked Wen Jianing to take a taxi back because he was going to pick up Yi Nan.

  Two days later, Wen Jianing did not receive any news from Fang Wei. At this time, there had been reports that the crew of ‘October Fireworks’ was about to go to a small town on the mainland for shooting.

  It could be said that Wen Jianing felt a little disappointed in his heart.

  That afternoon, Wen Jianing received a call from Lu Jinlang. Lu Jinlang asked him, “So if I don’t look for you, you won’t look for me?”

       Wen Jianing replied, “I’m afraid you would think I’m pestering you and I’m too annoying.”

  Lu Jinlang pondered for a moment, and said, “It makes sense. Men are cheaper. The more you ignore me, the more I want to see you. Are you available tonight?”

  Wen Jianing said to the cheap Film Emperor Lu, “I will check my schedule. If there are no other arrangements, I can consider Mr. Lu’s invitation.”

  Lu Jinlang smiled and said, “Then check it quickly. I’ll ask Yunan to pick you up later.”

  At around five o’clock in the afternoon, Lu Yunan drove to pick up Wen Jianing and sent him to a private club on the hillside in the suburbs. The club’s name was Lanlu. Because of its elegant environment and expensive price, many celebrities and wealthy businessmen went there to spend their money. Wen Jianing was once a member here.

       Lu Yunan had sent him into the private room straight away, but at this time Lu Jinlang hadn’t arrived yet.

       Lu Yunan asked him to wait for a while since Mr. Lu would arrive soon and then leave first.

       This was a private room with Japanese house style and the room was spacious. The room was surrounded by a clear canal, and there was even a small water wheel around it. The room floor had a square flooring in the middle with a wooden floor, a square low table on it and two cushions next to it.

       There was a small wooden arch bridge across the canal at the entrance, and there was also a small wooden bridge directly opposite the window, which led directly to the window.

       Wen Jianing walked over and opened the window. The fresh and cool air on the hillside suddenly came to his face. The running water in the house led to the outside of the house. A small pond was built under the window, and in this late afternoon, a fog condensed on the pond.

       Such a comfortable environment was also the reason why this place was popular.

       The waiter came in, poured a cup of tea, and exited the room.

       Wen Jianing waited for nearly ten minutes before Lu Jinlang opened the sliding door outside, took off his shoes and walked in.

       “I’ve been waiting for a long time,” Wen Jianing said, as Lu Jinlang took off his coat. The attendant reached out to help Lu Jinlang pick up his coat and hung it on the hanger in the corner of the room.

       Lu Jinlang said, “There was a traffic jam, so I was late.”

       Then he sat down on the cushion at the table and said to the waiter, “You can start serving the food.”

       Wen Jianing also sat down opposite him.

       Lu Jinlang said, “There is a chef here who is good at Cantonese cuisine. You can try it.” Lu Jinlang liked to cook himself, so he was particularly picky about food.

       Wen Jianing had been here in the past, but he didn’t know which chef has any specialties.

       Lu Jinlang took a sip of tea and said to him, “How’s the movie audition?”

       Wen Jianing didn’t answer directly and looked up at him.

       Lu Jinlang smiled, “Don’t try to get fat in one bite*. This current opportunity is very good for you, you should seize it.”

       Wen Jianing said, “Fang Wei doesn’t seem to like me.”

       Lu Jinlang still smiled slightly, there was no look of surprise on his face. Obviously, he already knew about it. He said to Wen Jianing, “Do you know why Fang Wei doesn’t like you?”

       Wen Jianing was actually a little puzzled. He looked at Lu Jinlang and waited for his answer.

       Lu Jinlang was about to speak, but the waiter knocked on the door and came in to serve the food.

       He only ordered a few dishes, but each one seemed to be exquisite. It was arranged on a porcelain plate and carefully placed on the low table. After the dishes were served, the wine was poured for the two people, and the waiter stepped out gently.

       Before she left, Lu Jinlang said, “I will do it myself, you don’t have to come in.”

       The waiter responded and helped them close the room door.

       Wen Jianing was still waiting for the answer to what Lu Jinlanghad just said, but he saw that Lu Jinlang was already holding his chopsticks. He couldn’t help picking up his chopsticks and reaching out to hold Lu Jinlang’s chopsticks, and said, “You haven’t said why yet.”

       Lu Jinlang looked at him with a faint smile, “Do you want to know why there’s no sign?”

       Wen Jianing knew that the other party liked to tease him like this. So even if he was impatient, he would not show it. He simply grabbed the cushion under his ass and moved to Lu Jinlang’s side, and then raised his leg and sat face to face with Lu Jinlang.

       “Can’t you tell me?” Wen Jianing asked him.

       Lu Jinlang leaned back slightly, resting one hand on the wooden floor, and the other hand touching Wen Jianing’s waist.

       Wen Jianing grabbed his hand and said, “I don’t approve of doing these things before dinner. First, you still have to go wash your hands later, and second, people tend to lose their appetite.”

       Lu Jinlang smiled and didn’t continue. He said, “Fang Wei thinks you’re too beautiful. He’s afraid you’ll steal the show.”

       When he heard what Lu Jinlang said, Wen Jianing suddenly realized that if he were the director, he might not be willing to choose an actor with Ke Xinhang’s appearance to play this role, because he really didn’t look like a good student with an introverted character and low self-esteem.

       Lu Jinlang said, “But he finally agreed. It is estimated that you will receive the notice tomorrow.”

       Wen Jianing looked at him, “Because of your connection?”

       Lu Jinlang did not admit or deny, “Li Jiazhen persuaded him.”

       Wen Jianing was suddenly curious. Fang Wei was a little paranoid, he didn’t understand what reason Li Jiazhen could use to persuade him to change a decision he had already made.

       Lu Jinlang seemed to see his doubts. He raised his hand and slightly removed Wen Jianing’s bangs, revealing his white and smooth forehead. He said, “A person’s beauty is not only from looking at their face. The eyes, temperament and even speech are more important than a face. There are too many beautiful people in this circle, but there are only a few with amazing beauty.”

       Wen Jianing soon understood what Lu Jinlang meant. Of course, it was not like he didn’t understand this reason. He just didn’t understand why this reason was enough to move Fang Wei, “Who dares to assure him that I have the acting skills to support such a role?”

       Lu Jinlang said, “Didn’t he watch your audition personally? Of course, you impressed him with your performance.”

       Wen Jianing looked at Lu Jinlang directly. He doesn’t know why, but Lu Jinlang’s words just moved him a bit.

       Although his posture was not appropriate, Wen Jianing found it very difficult to talk about acting with Lu Jinlang in a serious manner. In the past, even if he wanted to, Lu Jinlang would not say such words to him.

       Lu Jinlang reached out and touched his face and asked, “What? Are you going to fulfil your promise here?”

       Wen Jianing said, “No, I don’t plan to. I heard that ‘October Fireworks’ will be filmed on location first?”

       Lu Jinlang replied, “Well, I will join the team next week.”

       Wen Jianing had read the script of ‘October Fireworks’ and knew that Lu Jinlang played a very important role. This was a love literary film with a slightly dull plot. According to Fang Wei’s habit, it was estimated that there would be a large number of long shots, which would test the protagonist’s acting skills.

       Lu Jinlang suddenly used more strength on his hand, pressing Wen Jianing’s head close to him, then gently bit his ear, and said in a vague and low voice, “I’m waiting for you over there.”

       In that instant, Wen Jianing even felt his body tingling slightly.

       But Lu Jinlang let go of him and said, “Let’s eat.”

       Wen Jianing stepped down from him and moved back to his seat.

       In the middle of the meal, they didn’t know when it began to rain. At first, it was only light rain. Later, the rain became heavier and heavier, and the sky suddenly became dark.

       Lu Jinlang’s plan was to go down the mountain after dinner, but in this heavy rain, the mountain road was wet and slippery coupled with poor visibility. He was afraid that there might be an accident if he’s careless.

       So after seeing the change in weather, Lu Jinlang called Lu Yunan and told him not to rush up the mountain until the rain was lighter.

       After coming out of the restaurant, Lu Jinlang asked him if he wanted to go to the sauna.

       Wen Jianing looked at him coldly.

       Lu Jinlang immediately said, “I didn’t mean it that way, I just didn’t think about it that much.”

       Just outside of the restaurant, they met two people that came out of the private room next door. The first one was a man dressed very politely, and the one behind was a sexy young woman.

       As soon as the man saw Lu Jinlang, he smiled and greeted loudly, “Oh, if it isn’t the Film Emperor Lu, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen you.”

       Wen Jianing turned his head and saw the man who was approaching. He even knew him. His name was Yang Wenchong. He comes from a powerful family and was a famous prince. In his early thirties, his biggest hobby was sleeping with female stars.

       In the past, Wen Jianing also had dinner with Yang Wenchong. Although the other party was polite to him, it could be seen that he was an arrogant person. In his eyes, these so-called stars were probably just a group of entertainers.

       Yang Wenchong’s attitude towards Lu Jinlang was completely different from that of Wen Jianing at the time. Without the restrained attitude, and was obviously more intimate.

       Wen Jianing can’t help but think of some rumours about Lu Jinlang’s family background.

       Lu Jinlang’s attitude towards Yang Wenchong was no different from that towards others. He just nodded and said, “Young Master Yang, long time no see.”

       Yang Wenchong walked to him, raised his arm on his shoulder, looked at Wen Jianing, and asked, “Were you having dinner?”

       Lu Jinlang replied, “We’ve just finished.”

       Yang Wenchong said, “It’s raining outside. What’s your plan?”

       Lu Jinlang glanced at Wen Jianing and replied, “Going for a walk.”

       “Why are you going?” Yang Wenchong said, “Don’t go, it’s rare to meet you today. How about a game with your brother?”

       Lu Jinlang did not immediately answer, but explained to Wen Jianing, “Snooker, are you interested?”

       Yang Wenchong also looked at Wen Jianing, looking excited.

       Wen Jianing nodded at his words, “Let’s go.”


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The article plans to enter V*** on Wednesday, September 10th. In order to thank everyone for your support, I decided to update two chapters today, and the second chapter will be dropped at 6 pm, and then after entering V tomorrow there’ll be three more updates ^_^


*This is how Japanese house room style looks like
**Don’t try to get fat in one bite means that he shouldn’t be impatient for success, similar to one step at a time thing
***I’m not sure what V is, might be some competition?

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