Gu Nian’s tense consciousness suddenly relaxed. She leaned on the armrest of the sofa to get up, patted her cheeks that she knew had paled even without looking in the mirror, and walked towards the entrance.
Opening the door, it was indeed Luo Xiu who was leaning on the wall.
However, different from his usual elegant and gentle appearance, the man outside the door seemed to have rushed over at this time, his light-colored thin lips were deeply reddened by exhaustion, his jaw line was stretched sharply, and his eyes seemed to have been washed with water, revealing the bright black even vividly.
Gu Nian stared blankly for two seconds, woke up and quickly asked, “What happened?”
Luo Xiu saw that the girl in front of him was fine, and slowly suppressed his undulating breathing. He supported the door that Gu Nian pushed open, his voice slightly hoarse, “No.”
Gu Nian was stunned: “But you seem to be in a hurry.”
The lights in the hall reflected in Luo Xiu’s eyes flickered slightly, and he immediately lowered his eyes slightly, “There was a car accident at the South Road turntable, and there was a traffic jam. So, I ran over.”
Gu Nian was even more stunned.
Because of the traffic jam, he ran over and said it as if nothing had happened, obviously the credibility was not high.
But Gu Nian didn’t ask anymore, she just turned sideways to get out of the entrance: “Come in and take a rest first?”
Luo Xiu paused, “Okay.” He followed Gu Nian into the door, turned sideways and glanced at the dim corridor before closing the door, to make sure there was no one and closed the door.
Gu Nian rummaged through the refrigerator for two minutes, and finally pulled out a bottle of mineral water from a corner. Gu Nian took it into the living room after confirming the expiration date three times and that there was no problem.
“The last bottle of mineral water in our house.” Gu Nian was half joking, “Because of your cleanliness issue, it should be more convenient to bring your own thermos when you go out.”
“I don’t think I need to when coming to see you.”
Gu Nian didn’t realize it at first, and she raised her head halfway before she suddenly realized that Luo Xiu was talking about the paper cup drink they shared as punishment after the first game part of “Gold-medal Screenwriter”.
The hand she held out holding the mineral water bottle suddenly froze in mid-air.
The other end of the water bottle was held by his slender and white fingers, but he didn’t take it away. Luo Xiu sat on the sofa and slowly raised his eyes with a smile, both gentle and profound: “What’s wrong?”
“…!” The slightly hoarse voice in the quiet space plucked on her heart strings like a small feather, Gu Nian’s heart trembled, she subconsciously let go of her hand, and swished it back behind her.
The little girl quickly ran to the other side of the sofa.
The weight of the mineral water bottle made Luo Xiu’s wrist sink.
He lowered his eyes but raised the corners of his lips. Without saying anything, he unscrewed the bottle cap and took a sip.
In this moment, Luo Xiu had already pulled out from his memory one of the company proposals he had dealt with this afternoon.
Putting down the mineral water bottle, Luo Xiu looked back and said, “I do have something to discuss with you when I come here tonight.”
Gu Nian quickly pulled back his wandering thoughts: “What’s the matter?”
“The script of “Broken” is very popular on the Internet.”
Gu Nian nodded, “I know.”
“The reversal is perfect as the ending, but many viewers want a formal ending. BH Media at this point is considering it, it seems that they are willing to continue filming it within a short period.”
“Continue filming?” Gu Nian frowned slightly.
Luo Xiu saw that she didn’t want to, so without hesitation, he said softly, “If you don’t like it, then I will reject them.”
Gu Nian instinctively wanted to refuse, she liked to stop the story or script abruptly at the climax, leaving blank space could always greatly satisfy the creator’s artistic needs.
However, Gu Nian asked: “Did BH Media ask you first?”
Luo Xiu paused, then smiled gently, “It should be to confirm with me whether I’m willing to continue participating in the show.”
Gu Nian frowned.
Luo Xiu could see through what she was thinking at a glance, “Don’t go against your own ideas because of me.”
Gu Nian came back to her senses: “It’s nothing, if the continuation shot is short, it’s just a small easter egg, there won’t be too much trouble but it might have a great impact.”
Luo Xiu wanted to speak.
Gu Nian raised her head, smiled and cut off his words: “And how could I not consider you——I didn’t expect such a good response for the first issue of “Gold-medal Screenwriter”, did you see how high your popularity soared? I need to help you seize this opportunity and consolidate your popularity.”
Luo Xiu looked at her helplessly.
Gu Nian suddenly thought of something, “Has a new agency contacted you?”
Luo Xiu was silent for a while: “No.”
Gu Nian frowned: “Why is this like this, it shouldn’t be, I have received contracts from several media companies here, but they didn’t invite you, is it because they don’t know that you don’t have a brokerage contract? Shall I try…”
Luo Xiu smiled with a headache, “I don’t think so.”
“BH Media… They might be interested.”
Gu Nian’s eyes lit up suddenly, and she was so excited that she seemed to have lit two small light bulbs as she rushed over: “Great! For now, BH Media has the background and resources, and the future is bright! The most important thing is that they don’t seem to have signed many artists yet. Entering such a dark horse stock during the rising period, if you seize the opportunity in the future with your conditions, you will definitely have a lot of resources at your disposal, and then you will become the veteran of the company’s artists…”
The little girl was so happy that she forgot about the embarrassing things and moved over from the other side of the sofa, said a few things and was so excited as if she wanted to pounce on him and hug him in her arms.
Luo Xiu leaned on the sofa, turned his body slightly, and looked at her deeply with a smile in his eyes.
Gu Nian was so excited that she chattered for a while, and after drawing a large picture of a beautiful blueprint for Luo Xiu, she finally regained her reason from the excitement.
Her face was flushed, half from excitement, and half from embarrassment after realizing it.
“I seem to be talking too much?”
“No,” Luo Xiu chuckled, “I can listen to you all night.”
Under the gaze of those warm brown eyes, Gu Nian’s cheeks inexplicably became hotter.
After chatting for a while, Luo Xiu got up and prepared to leave. Gu Nian sent him outside the door.
Before saying goodbye, Luo Xiu seemed to belatedly ask: “Didn’t your two roommates live with you?”
Gu Nian said with a sad face: “They went to BH Media’s screenwriting training class, and there will still be only me in the next two months. I will be living at home by myself.”
Luo Xiu’s eyes moved slightly: “Isn’t it too unsafe for you to live alone?”
Gu Nian’s face changed slightly when she thought of being blocked downstairs by Zheng Haolei in the evening, but soon she just covered it up, and smiled with the corners of her eyes bent: “It’s okay, I’ve lived near here for a long time, and the area is well managed. Besides, it’s hard to find a rental house with such conditions.”
Luo Xiu nodded, as if agreeing completely: “Well, if there is anything, remember to call me anytime.”
Gu Nian nodded: “Okay.”
After the two said goodbye, Luo Xiu turned and walked out of the corridor.
The sky outside the building had completely darkened. This residential area had been around for some years, and the street lights were as dim as fireflies, and it was difficult to see people within a few meters.
Luo Xiu stood in the silent elevator room for a long time before he pressed the elevator call button, turned around and entered the elevator car, and went downstairs.
The black car that the driver came to pick him up in stood dormant in the night. Luo Xiu walked out of the building and knocked on the door in the back row.
The driver took a careful look at the residential building, then turned around and asked Luo Xiu, “Mr. Luo, shall we start now?”
Lowering his eyes, he glanced at his watch with a cold side face, “Wait another half an hour.”
The driver dared not object: “Okay.”
The quiet time flowed by.
Luo Xiu didn’t relax at all and kept looking out the window towards the entrance of the corridor, only seeing an old couple coming in and out after a walk.
Half an hour later, he took off his glasses and pinched the bridge of his nose lightly: “Let’s go.”
The driver had already almost passed out in this suffocating space, and now he wished to speed up to 120 immediately, “Good Mr. Luo!”
Then they drove out.
Luo Xiu also dialed a number from his cell phone in the back seat.
After a few seconds, the call was picked up on the other side: “A rare caller? You should be asleep at this point, why did you still think of calling me?”
Luo Xiu ignored Josh’s joke: “I have something to ask you for help.”
Josh was stunned: “You? Ask me for help? Mr. Luo got to know that you can do such humiliating things as entering variety shows, so he wants to drive you out of the house?”
Luo Xiu opened his mouth to speak.
Josh: “No, then you must be so happy that you can’t wait to move into Daoci Temple overnight—oh no, now that the owner has changed, you can’t wait to move into Miss Gu’s house overnight?”
“…” Josh waited for a few seconds, then looked at the call interface of the mobile phone in doubt: “Why don’t you speak?”
Luo Xiu’s voice was low and flat: “I’m not in a hurry, I’ll wait until you finish.”
After a while, he repented consciously: “Okay, okay, I was wrong, I shouldn’t be teasing you, after all, it was you who saved my life when Daoci Temple invited a Taoist priest last month–tell me, how can I help?”
It rained faster in the summer weather, and so did it this night. The car drove onto the main road, and at some point outside the window, a light rain began to fall. The light of the street lamp was hidden in the raindrops, and the broken gold dripped down the lampshade with light.
There was a delicate fragrance in the car, and the low and faint sound was hidden in the sound of raindrops on the car window.
After Luo Xiu finished speaking, Josh on the other side choked for a long time before recovering his voice: “No, you are too… are you asking me to bully a good woman for you? This is too much a test of my conscience.”
Luo Xiu squinted his eyes, then he repeated in a low voice: “Bullying a woman from a good family?”
“Isn’t it? Otherwise, why are you trying so hard to bring other girls into your territory?”
Luo Xiu squeezed the space between his eyebrows, “Because of Zheng Haolei.”
“The general manager of Dingke Media.”
“Oh, I remembered, the prince of Dingke, a celebrity.”
“You know him?”
“Of course, I had heard of him even when I was not in China. He is a famous prodigal son in the circle. A few years ago, his gossip alone could feed half a newspaper’s paparazzi. But I don’t know how he suddenly settled down in the past two years. …Wait, why are you mentioning him all of a sudden?”
“He’s pestering Gu Nian.”
After a few seconds of dead silence.
Josh came back to his senses in shock: “How could Gu Nian have provoked him? Although the prodigal son is playing crazy, he still has a brain. Is he crazy about men dominating women?”
Luo Xiu’s eyes became darker the more he listened, and after Josh finished asking for a long time, his knuckles on the armrest box trembled slightly.
Luo Xiu lowered his eyes slightly, covering the shadows in his eyes: “The matter of her withdrawal and not using her pseudonym since two years ago was related to him. I’m still looking into the details.”
“What did I tell you about?”
“Don’t worry, since this is the case, then I will definitely have to help you get the little girl out—but she just got out of the tiger’s den and entered the dragon’s den. It doesn’t sound any better?”
“You are comparing me to him?”
Even across the phone, Josh was still shivering from the chill creeping up on his back, “For example, I’m just making an example.”
“Even if we are both just as unscrupulous, there is one thing,” Luo Xiu’s voice softened, “I won’t make her afraid or sad, let alone hurt her.”
Luo Xiu’s words were barely audible. Josh was in a strange mood for a long time.
In the end he sighed: “I can still hear you say such things in my lifetime, as expected, if you live a long time, you can see all kinds of horrible things.”
Luo Xiu: “This matter must be done as soon as possible.”
Josh: “Don’t worry.”
After holding back for a few seconds, Josh still couldn’t hold back: “Hey. Tell me quickly, how did Gu Nian seduce you so much that you ran away with the crew during the month in the mountains?”
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