At the end of the performance, warm applause broke out at the memorial meeting, and even some of the audience had tears in their eyes.
Although Wen Jianing’s fans didn’t know why Ke Xinhang appeared here, no matter what his purpose was, everyone could see his sincerity in this song and dance. Only if he sincerely missed Wen Jianing could he have such an attentive interpretation.
Wen Jianing bowed and hurriedly left the stage without saying anything.
However, his performance had been photographed and posted on the Internet, and the online media had forwarded it one after another, saying that Ke Xinhang appeared in Wen Jianing’s memorial activities and performed Wen Jianing’s old works.
Early the next morning, Wen Jianing received a call from Wen Tinghuan and asked him what the hell was going on.
“It’s nothing,” he sat on the bed, rubbing his sleepy eyes.
Wen Tinghuan said, “Do you know that it was a commercial event? Did they invite you? Did they pay for your appearance?”
“Ting jie,” Wen Jianing said, “I just want to do something to commemorate Wen Jianing. If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be so obsessed with entering this industry.”
Wen Tinghuan sighed and said after a moment of silence, “I’ll go help to talk to Zheng laoshi, but don’t do this again in the future. At least say something to the company, and you shouldn’t be too fearless to offend the boss.”
Wen Jianing said, “I understand.”
Two days later, when he went back to the company, Zheng Xin didn’t make a fuss about this matter with him. He just said, “Nice dance.”
Wen Jianing said, “I’m just randomly jumping around.”
Zheng Xin said, “What Wen Jianing did in that movie is also the effect of jumping randomly, and it looks good. If you are lucky, I hope that it can bring you more attention.”
Wen Jianing smiled, “I hope so.”
Zheng Xin then asked him, “Are you ready?”
Wen Jianing was slightly confused and didn’t understand what he was talking about.
Zheng Xin smiled, “I looked at your next work plan, yours and Wen Lin’s drama will soon be broadcasted on Starlight TV. Except for two drama promotion notices, you have no other schedule for the time being. I was planning to arrange some acting classes for you, but after watching your drama clips and your performance at Wen Jianing’s memorial activities that day, I think it’s a bit redundant. It’s better for you to maintain your current natural state, and you don’t need to add some calculated performance elements. “
As Wen Jianing heard Zheng Xin say this, he thought what Zheng Xin said as a natural and casual way of interpretation that Wen Jianing had shown this far was thanks to years of accumulated experience which in a sense was not natural.
Zheng Xin continued, “So I have discussed it with Manager Bai. I plan to pick up the movie for you, and I’m going to choose it carefully. I’m not going to pick random movies, either I choose an eye-catching stunt in a big production or choose a small budget movie with a beautiful script. Anyway, it’s not urgent, and we will discuss it slowly. So I ask you if you are ready? It may not give you the opportunity to quickly accumulate popularity like making an idol drama.”
Wen Jianing nodded seriously, “I’m ready,” he said.
Zheng Xin patted him on the shoulder, “Adjust your condition and mentality. Let’s work hard together.”
“Thank you,” Wen Jianing thanked him solemnly.
When he came out of Zheng Xin’s office, Wen Jianing saw that it was still early and went to the gym upstairs. He couldn’t go to the gym outside now. Occasionally, when the company’s gym was empty, he would go there to practice with equipment. He wanted to train his body to be a little bulkier, and not be so thin.
When Wen Jianing arrived, he thought that no one would be there, and he did not expect to see Yi Nan running on the treadmill.
Yi Nan wore a pair of tight-fitting sports shorts with a black tank top. He looked sturdy and slender.
Wen Jianing couldn’t help looking at Yi Nan’s lower part. He was wrapped in a pair of black sweatpants, but he could see the outline clearly.
Yi Nan noticed Wen Jianing’s sight, took a towel to cover his lower body, his face flushed and cursed, “You pervert!”
Wen Jianing felt that he was indeed turning into a pervert. He couldn’t help but want to pay attention to other people’s things that he didn’t have.
The gym was not big. So when Wen Jianing went to practice with equipment, Yi Nan’s treadmill was not far from him. At this time, Yi Nan stopped, walked to him and pulled the chest expander next to him randomly, and asked him, “Did you went to see Zheng Xin just now?”
Wen Jianing replied, “Well, what’s the matter?”
Yi Nan didn’t say anything, but Wen Jianing saw his expression and thought he might have something on his mind.
In fact, Yi Nan felt a little embarrassed now. Among the top picks from the competition, the girl named Lin Qingyu chose to terminate the contract. He, Wen Lin and Wen Jianing were the three people whom the company attached the most importance to. He also sand with Jiang Yongfei, made a single MV, and even held a small solo concert in the middle.
However, Yi Nan obviously felt that his popularity had been declining since the end of the competition. On the contrary, his situation was not as good as Wen Jianing and Wen Lin, who were now preparing to broadcast the TV series.
He felt that he shouldn’t lose to them.
In fact, before Wen Jianing talked with Zheng Xin today, he also wanted to talk to Zheng Xin. But when he heard that Wen Jianing was inside, he didn’t go in.
Wen Jianing could guess what Yi Nan was thinking. He knew that Yi Nan was confused and did not know who to talk to about his confusion.
He put down the barbell, Wen Jianing felt that he could be a confidant brother to Yi Nan. He said, “Do you know Wen Jianing?”
Yi Nan said, “You don’t say!”
Wen Jianing said, “Do you know how many minor roles Wen Jianing played before he became the Film Emperor? No, it should be before he played the leading role?”
Yi Nan didn’t speak.
Wen Jianing then said, “Your starting point is higher than most people. Do you expect the world to pay attention as soon as you are born? Then you are born in the wrong body. It is only possible to happen if you are born in the British royal family.”
Yi Nan glanced at him, and suddenly said, “My mother is Yun Shuying.”
Wen Jianing looked at him in a slightly surprised tone, “The cloud beauty?”
Yun Shuying was an old movie actress. Although she looked very beautiful, her acting skills were actually very ordinary. The nickname of ‘Cloud Beauty’ was somewhat ironic, meant that her acting skills were dull, and just like a beautiful vase. When Yun Shuying stopped acting, she said she married a Chinese American, and then there was no news after that.
As he looked carefully at Yi Nan. He was indeed somewhat similar to Yun Shuying, especially in his eyebrows and eyes.
Yi Nan sat down next to Wen Jianing and said, “My father doesn’t support me. Only my mother supports me. In the beginning, my father firmly opposed me from participating in the Voice of the Soul. But I must keep going. I also say some cruel words such as that I will show them some achievements. Unexpectedly, my mother entrusted someone to buy it for me.”
“Don’t say that,” said Wen Jianing. “Who do you think is a threat to your championship? Me and Wen Lin?”
Yi Nan smiled bitterly and didn’t speak.
Wen Jianing said, “Aren’t you always confident in yourself? Don’t give up so easily. Give yourself some more confidence. Even without your mom, the champion of the Voice of the Soul is still yours.”
Yi Nan turned to look at him.
But Wen Jianing was glancing at Yi Nan’s crotch again.
Yi Nan’s face turned black all of a sudden, he took a towel to block his view again, and said angrily, “Are you sick?”
Wen Jianing said seriously, “Don’t you think it’s inappropriate for you to be dressed like this?”
Yi Nan became annoyed, “How is it inappropriate? What should I wear to run here? You think you’re wearing appropriate attire like this?”
As he spoke, he reached out and tried to pull Wen Jianing’s loose-fitting sweatpants.
Wen Jianing closed their legs together and avoided his hands. He almost broke a cold sweat out of fear.
Yi Nan didn’t say anything, and he was not persistent. He stood up and walked toward the bathroom, not wanting to stay in the gym with Wen Jianing anymore.
Wen Jianing’s heartbeat hadn’t recovered yet. He vowed to never provoke Yi Nan again.
‘The Strange Fate of Hairpin and Phoenix’ was launched officially. It was hard to get a visual sense of how popular the drama was with data like ratings, but the internet was a different story. On the first day of the broadcast, the top two topics on Weibo were related to the TV series ‘The Strange Fate of Hairpin and Phoenix’.
Everyone seemed to be able to predict that Wen Jianing and Wen Lin would use this drama to make a big hit.
They were just hoping that it was not a short-time success.
On the Saturday of the official broadcast, Starlight station aired the pre-recorded entertainment program, and the previous topic of Yuan Qian was being difficult on-air was once again brought up. Regardless of whether the original intention was to hype or not, it had added fire to the popularity of the TV series.
On the same Saturday, Lu Jinlang called Wen Jianing to see the house.
When he answered Lu Jinlang’s call, Wen Jianing was taken aback and asked, “What house are you looking at?”
Lu Jinlang said, “Did you forget what I told you before?”
Wen Jianing suddenly recalled that Lu Jinlang was talking about moving in with him.
The villa on the outskirts of the city was inconvenient, so Lu Jinlang bought a house next to his apartment in the city centre. Originally there were only two tenants on the first floor, but now the entire top floor was Lu Jinlang’s house, so he opened up the two houses.
When Wen Jianing arrived, he saw a complete set of flats that had been cleaned up. He stood in the middle of the living room, and felt a little dazed.
The decoration styles of the two houses were different. In order to move in as soon as possible, Lu Jinlang did not redecorate, but only placed some furniture. Now it looked a little strange to stand in the house.
And he went through not a door, but a wall directly, and now it looks extra spacious.
Living in this place, you didn’t have to be afraid to be found by the reporter. There was a park and green space outside the window and there were no tall buildings, so you wouldn’t have to worry about being photographed. Even if the reporter came upstairs, Wen Jianing could say that he rented the next room, and no one would know what was inside.
It was possible to live here with Lu Jinlang.
Lu Jinlang hugged him from behind and asked, “How about it?”
Wen Jianing said, “I’m wondering if I should cancel the lease of that old house.”
Lu Jinlang said softly, “You are a big star now, and it’s not appropriate to live in a small house like that.”
“I’m a big star?” Wen Jianing asked amusedly.
Lu Jinlang said, “I watched your TV series, and you performed well.”
Wen Jianing suddenly felt a little dumbfounded.
When Wen Jianing stayed at night, he and Lu Jinlang sat on the sofa in the living room to watch an entertainment show. When he saw Yuan Qian, Lu Jinlang suddenly said, “Li Rong and Yuan Qian broke up.”
Wen Jianing was not surprised at all. He thought it was an inevitable thing.
Although he was not close with Li Rong, he had been in contact with him several times. He didn’t know what Yuan Qian was expecting. She wanted her man to be handsome, rich and romantic. This kind of man could only be found in romantic novels.
There were too many requirements, and in the end, there could only be nothing left.
There seemed to be nothing good in the entertainment program for Wen Jianing to see. It was originally meant to entertain the audience, but Wen Jianing thought he and Wen Lin looked a little silly on it. One was not good at acting in this variety show, and the other was looked like he hadn’t acted in variety shows for a long time. Both looked a little chaotic.
But Lu Jinlang watched it with great enthusiasm.
While Lu Jinlang was watching TV, Wen Jianing stood up and opened his arms, and exclaimed, “The house is big!” Unlike his small rental house, where it seemed that he can touch the walls on both sides with his open arms.
Lu Jinlang said to him, “Tomorrow I will ask Yunan to help you pack up and move over.”
When he heard what he said, Wen Jianing thought that the day the two could relax had come to an end. He had to work hard to move things back, which was too troublesome. But by that day, perhaps because he had already bought another big house, so there was no need to go back to that small rented house.
As he was thinking so, Wen Jianing turned his head and said to Lu Jinlang, “Okay, but don’t trouble Yunan, I’ll let Ting jie arrange it for me.”
Lu Jinlang did not object.
Wen Jianing hoped that Lu Jinlang would not let him move out too early, at least until he had bought a house.
The next day, Wen Tinghuan went to Wen Jianing’s small rental house to help him pack things up.
While they were tidying up, Wen Tinghuan couldn’t help but say to him, “What are you thinking about? Are you really going to move in to live with Lu Jinlang?”
“Well,” Wen Jianing replied. He was clearing the drawer in front of the computer desk, which contained all the things left by Ke Xinhang in the past, as well as a diary that recorded Ke Xinhang’s body secrets. He intended to take these things to Lu Jinlang’s place together. Anyway, Lu Jinlang knew his secret best, and he felt relieved if he stayed with Lu Jinlang.
Wen Tinghuan kept nagging him. Wen Jianing was neither impatient nor unhappy. On the contrary, he could feel that Wen Tinghuan really cared about him. This feeling was actually quite good.
He just said at the end, “You are like my mother.”
Wen Tinghuan stopped, “Who do you think I’m doing this for? It’s not for you.”
“Ting jie,” Wen Jianing said, “Help me look for a house, not too expensive. I want to buy another house.”
Wen Tinghuan looked at him, “Why? Vacation house?”
Wen Jianing smiled, “You understand.”
“Oh—” Wen Tinghuan said, “Might as well find a girl to fall in love with.”
Wen Jianing answered her silently in his heart: Unfortunately, it will never be possible.
Wen Tinghuan helped him pack up his things and then asked someone from the company to find a car to help move the things. Wen Jianing did not personally deal with it himself, and Wen Tinghuan properly helped him send everything to Lu Jinlang’s apartment.
Lu Yunan waited outside the elevator, moving everything into the room one by one.
Wen Tinghuan suddenly became a little curious, and asked, “Can I go in and take a look?”
Lu Yunan said politely, “Please come in.” Anyway, since Wen Jianing would move here in the future, it was estimated that Wen Tinghuan would have to come in and out often.
Wen Tinghuan walked into Lu Jinlang’s big house and couldn’t help but sighed when he saw an open large living room directly. Then he saw Lu Yunan take Wen Jianing’s suitcase into the master bedroom.
She followed in, stood at the door and took a look, and asked, “Is this God Lu’s room?”
“Well,” Lu Yunan leaned the box against the wall because Wen Jianing said he would pack the clothes himself.
Wen Tinghuan took a tour and exclaimed, “This is the rhythm of newlyweds.”
Lu Yunan said, “Mr. Lu and Xinhang have a very good relationship.”
Wen Tinghuan couldn’t help but snort slightly and said disapprovingly, “How good is it? You don’t know how many people lived in this house before Xinhang.”
Lu Yunan looked at her and said nothing.
In the evening, Wen Jianing personally organized his things. He opened the wardrobe and saw that half of the wardrobe was full of Lu Jinlang’s clothes.
In fact, Lu Jinlang didn’t live here often in the past. Although he had a set of daily necessities, many clothes were not here. Now most of them were casual clothes, which was also suitable for him to wear on vacation.
When he looked at Lu Jinlang’s clothes in the wardrobe, Wen Jianing had a peculiar feeling. He had never tried to live with someone before. He had a girlfriend who had a brief relationship before, but the two had never lived together.
Lu Jinlang just walked in and said to him, “I remodel the bedroom next door into a coat room, but it’s newly renovated. Please wait two months before putting your clothes in.”
“Okay,” Wen Jianing said.
Lu Jinlang went over, sat down by the bed, put his hands in his trouser pockets, and asked, “What do you think of the place?”
Wen Jianing said, “Of course it’s much better than mine.” The current neighbourhood was carefully selected by Lu Jinlang before. The large parks outside with complete surrounding facilities and high-end property management, it couldn’t be any better.
Lu Jinlang smiled, and said, “I’m talking about the atmosphere at home.”
Wen Jianing turned around and walked up to him, looking up and down at him, “Just the fact that the great Film Emperor Lu is sitting here, you can give full mark.”
Lu Jinlang stretched out his hand from his trouser pocket and held Wen Jianing’s waist with both hands. As a man, Wen Jianing’s waist was a little thin. In fact, Lu Jinlang often wondered if Wen Jianing’s endocrine was affected by his physiological structure. Wen Jianing’s body was always slimmer and softer than that of an adult man. Lu Jinlang couldn’t say whether this was good or bad. He actually hoped to see him gradually become a mature and attractive man. Lu Jinlang was a born homosexual. He still preferred a beautiful and handsome man compared to a boy who was androgynous.
Wen Jianing lowered his head to kiss Lu Jinlang’s lips. But when Lu Jinlang was about to kiss him, Wen Jianing moved his head and avoided it. After repeating this several times, Lu Jinlang laughed.
“Like a child,” Lu Jinlang said to him.
Wen Jianing was in a daze when he heard this sentence. He also felt that he was a little childish when he did this action. He would never do this kind of thing with his lover in the past. Probably everyone acted differently in front of other people. When he was with Lu Jinlang, he would naturally make some childish behaviours, perhaps because Lu Jinlang could give him a sense of dependence.
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