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Xue Chengji has been living in the detention center for several months. From the noisy demon that he was when he just entered to his now quietness as a chicken, he had gone through a long mental journey. Before, he still wanted to do everything possible to get rid of his crime, but now he just wanted to hurry up and get the verdict. How many years would he be given? It was really hard to hang in the detention center without giving up, especially when you see the “friends” who lived in the same room change several times. Xue Chengji felt that such torture was almost endless.
Xue Li could no longer take care of his son that he had loved since childhood. The Xue Family was about to fall. Instead, he tied up the big and small families who usually didn’t agree with each other and was trying to desperately fight back.
What Yu Siyang didn’t know was that Xue Chengxiu had had many accidents around him, but he had been prepared for a long time, and borrowed many bodyguards from Pei’s house to protect everyone in the family strictly.
In the Jingxi Detention Center, the prison guard opened one of the doors and shouted inside: “Xue Chengji, someone has come to see you.”
“Oh.” Xue Chengji responded and stood up slowly.
Detention centers were different from prisons. The people caught were all suspects, so family members were not allowed to visit except lawyers. However, the starving camel of the Xue family was still better than a healthy horse, and Xue Li could always find a way to come in to see his son.
After living there for several months, Xue Chengji had no expectation of his father. He knew that his father, who seemed to be almighty in his eyes, would not be able to exonerate him, but in the end, he was loved by his father since he was a child, so as soon as he heard someone had come for him, he instinctively thought it was Xue Li, but he never expected it would be Xue Chengxiu in the interview room.
“It’s you!” Xue Chengji’s stagnant heart made waves again. He rushed to the tempered glass in the meeting room, glaring at Xue Chengxiu who was sitting on the opposite side.
Xue Chengxiu slowly picked up the walkie-talkie, Xue Chengji quickly picked up the walkie-talkie and put it next to his face, and said viciously: “What are you looking at? Come to look at my joke.”
“What jokes do you have worth seeing.” Xue Chengxiu sneered.
Xue Chengji’s eyes reddened, and his nose flared, “Then why are you here?
Xue Chengxiu said: “Come and ask you where you transferred the ill-gotten wealth.”
“Hahaha…” Xue Chengji laughed wildly, “Do you think I will tell you? Stop dreaming, even if I die, I won’t give you the money.”
Xue Chengxiu said lightly: “Then you go to die.”
“Uh…” Xue Chengji was like a chicken choked around his neck. He fell silent for a moment, and his lips trembled. Then it turned to pleading: “Why do you have to cause trouble with me? Are we not blood brothers? I’m broken, and the Xue family is broken. What good is it for you.”
Although he wanted the verdict to come out sooner, so when the dust settled, he could live in prison for as many years as he has to, but if there was a glimmer of hope, he actually didn’t want to go to prison at all. The place was just terrible to think about. He was only in his twenties, and the best time of his life was about to be spent in prison. He was not reconciled.
“You haven’t collapsed, and the Xue family hasn’t collapsed. What good is it for me?” Xue Chengxiu asked back.
Xue Chengji was speechless, and if the identities of the two were reversed, he was afraid that he would not do any better than Xue Chengxiu in today’s situation.
“Xue Chengji, look at the big characters behind you.” Xue Chengxiu pointed to the wall of the meeting room.
Xue Chengji turned his head and saw the few white signs on a blue background—leniency for frankness, strictness for resistance.
“You just want to know where the money has been transferred, don’t you?” Xue Chengji laughed miserably.
Xue Chengxiu leaned back on the chair, looking very relaxed, “If you don’t say I can find it, it’s just a bit more troublesome. But you are different. You will only live for a few decades. Do you really want to stay in prison for the rest of your life? Thinking that the old man can save you? Don’t be naive. You don’t want to enter the detention center. This is your last chance. Think about it.”
Xue Chengji was silent for a long time, then he spoke reluctantly and said: “At the beginning, your mother set up an education fund for both of us, using her name. I don’t know why, but it hasn’t been changed for so many years. It’s in those two accounts.”
“Heh…” Xue Chengxiu chuckled lightly, his laughter full of mockery.
His mother had passed away for so many years. Why had the original education fund not changed? Naturally, he would have to ask his “good father”.
With a “click”, Xue Chengxiu put down the walkie-talkie, got up and walked out of the detention center.
The weather in the imperial capital was as always hazy. Xue Chengxiu didn’t like this city very much, and he didn’t like this city that gave him unlimited “surprise” every time he came.
He preferred Yunzhong City. Although Yunzhong City also had endless traffic jams, the high temperature of more than 30 degrees in summer and the biting cold wind in winter, his home was there, and he felt at ease every time the plane landed.
No, there was another “surprise”. After all, the grandfather’s family who hadn’t seen him for many years couldn’t help but want to make a move.
So, he didn’t like this city, there were too many people who he hated but had to meet here.
When Xue Chengxiu was picked up by his grandfather’s car, Yu Siyang was leaning against a rock in Tenglan Film and Television City, wearing a robe and a leather belt.
Chu Quan looked at the whole set from the monitor, frowned unsatisfied, and beckoned to the costume master, and said, “Go and pull Yu Siyang’s clothes a little bit.”
The costume master stepped on the ten centimetres high-heeled shoes, not afraid of falling, ran over and pulled on the belt.
Yu Siyang was shocked: “Hey, if you pull it again, it will not be suitable for children.”
“Just your little body, children are not interested in watching.” The costumer curled her lips.
Yu Siyang was sad and angry: “Who in the Wei and Jin dynasties deliberately exercised their chest muscles and abdominal muscles, didn’t they all like drinking, playing music, swallowing pills, and talking about love.”
The costume designer said: “But the movie is being shot in the 21st century. The people of this century are not the people of the Wei and Jin Dynasties.”
“But we also have to respect history.” Yu Siyang murmured: “You want people from the Wei and Jin Dynasties to watch movies, and you have to have that skill.”
“What did you say?”
The costumer was a royal sister. With a momentary glance, the gunpowder was very powerful and terrible. Yu Siyang counselled and shook his head: “Nothing, nothing, Sister Zhang is mighty and domineering.”
“Good that you know.” The costumer stepped on her heels with great power.
Yu Siyang breathed a sigh of relief and quickly entered the shooting state.
“The first scene of the eighteenth act of “The Battle of Feishui”, begins.”
On the Shangsi Festival, next to the murmuring stream, green willows were planted everywhere, and the children of Jiankang gathered together. It was a romantic scene.
“Youdu, I came late this time.” Wang Xianzhi raised his glass to Xie Xuan.
Xie Xuan drank the wine in one go and smiled wantonly: “I’m afraid that Brother Zijing came too early.”
Wang Xianzhi walked to Xie Xuan and sat down, and said in a low voice, “You treat me as if I’m willing to come early, this is not… “
Xie Xuan didn’t say much, he just poured fine wine for Wang Xianzhi. Everyone knew that after the Xi family girl passed away, Wang Xianzhi married Sima Daofu, and his life was very depressing.
Wang Xianzhi drank the wine in his cup, and suddenly asked, “I heard that Wang Meng in the north is dead, but is it true?”
“What do you mean.” Xie Xuan’s eyes were mocking.
Chu Quan called the shooting to a halt, holding a loudspeaker in his hand, and shouted: “What’s the matter with the extra actor behind? You had a mobile phone when you were in the Jin Dynasty, do you have a little professionalism!”
Yu Siyang and the actor who played Wang Xianzhi were full of black lines to watch a group of people that were holding a mobile phone to record the two of them.
“I’m sorry, I’m sorry…” The cast kept apologizing, and the mobile phone in his hand was neither put nor left.
Zhan Heng, who had put on his makeup and was waiting for the show, joked with the producer: “Where did you find the extras? Is it the cheapest choice?” The producer looked embarrassed.
Zhan Heng’s eyes widened, really picking the cheapest option?
The on-site producer said that the budget was tight.
Chu Quan also raised the loudspeaker and shouted: “Come on, don’t show me things that I shouldn’t, otherwise…” The faces of the extras who took photos with their mobile phones turned red, and quickly put the mobile phones away.
This scene was a literary drama that couldn’t be simpler, it could be NGed without realizing it, and it made people angry.
After the day’s filming was over, Yu Siyang declined the invitation of several people in the crew to eat supper. He returned to the hotel at more than ten o’clock in the evening, took a shower and lay on the bed to send a video call request to Mr. Xue.
The other end was quickly picked up. Yu Siyang saw that the background was a bit wrong, and asked: “Aren’t you at home? Where is this?”
“A guest room at my grandfather’s house.” Xue Chengxiu said, not explaining about other things.
He said it was a guest room, it was said that this was the place where his mother grew up, and let him stay for a few more days, but it was a bit of imprisonment in disguise.
His maternal grandfather was nearly ninety years old this year. He did not show up when his mother passed away. He did not show up when he was sent to Yunzhong City by the Xue family.
A person who could treat his daughter as political capital after marrying her out, and leave his grandson indifferently after the daughter’s death, such a hard-hearted person would not have much family affection in his heart.
If it weren’t for seeing the Xue family’s downfall and being worried that it would also be inflicted on Du’s house, the old man would probably not care about the Xue family’s life or death.
Xue Chengxiu had no affection or dislike for the Du family. He just treated them as strangers, provided that the stranger would not come to provoke him.
Yu Siyang felt a little strange. He had never heard Mr. Xue talk about his grandfather. He thought that Mr. Xue’s grandfather had long since passed away. He was still alive.
“I thought your grandfather had passed away, but he was still there,” Yu Siyang said.
Xue Chengxiu chuckled, “Yes, he’s still there.”
Yu Siyang thought his tone was strange, and asked anxiously: “Are you unhappy? What happened?”
Xue Chengxiu shook his head, feeling very relieved, “Nothing. Tell me about something interesting when you were shooting today.”
Although he was still a little worried, Yu Siyang was very cooperative and changed the subject and talked about interesting events during the shooting today.
It was late, but after the video call ended, Yu Siyang was not drowsy.
He felt that he knew too little about Xue Chengxiu, so he couldn’t be called a qualified lover.
Thinking about this, he took out his phone again and searched the Internet for “how to be a good boyfriend.”
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