After knocking from outside the door, a soft and gentle voice came through the gap in the door: “Are you awake?”
Gu Nian choked.
She turned her head with a stiff neck, looking at the speakerphone that had suddenly lost its voice.
After thinking for two seconds, Gu Nian stepped forward and covered the receiver of the phone. She lowered her voice and said softly and quickly to her: “Mom, don’t get me wrong, I will explain to you someday.”
Then Gu Nian immediately hung up the phone.
Throwing the phone back on the bed, Gu Nian pulled off the corner of her clothes, and ran to the bedroom entrance with her slippers on. Opening the door, she leaned out half of her upper body: “Luo Xiu?”
The person outside the door lowered his eyes and smiled, “Happy 22nd birthday, Gu Nian.” Then a bowl of longevity noodles appeared in her line of sight.
Gu Nian was stunned.
It took her a few seconds to react, then she blinked, her eyelashes seemed to be slightly damp from the heat of the longevity noodles, and as she took the noodle bowl, she asked, “How did you know that my… birthday is today?”
“The information sheet of the program group had your information.”
The girl’s reaction when she lowered her head was a little unexpected to Luo Xiu, and after hesitating, he lowered his voice and asked, “What’s the matter, don’t you like it?”
“No, no.” Gu Nian quickly denied it, and immediately lowered her head as soon as she raised her head.
But Gu Nian’s slightly reddened eyes were still seen by Luo Xiu.
After being stunned, Luo Xiu sighed softly, but gently patted Gu Nian’s head helplessly: “What’s wrong with you, little girl.”
Gu Nian hugged the bowl.
The more she endured, the more she couldn’t help it. Emotions were always such strange things—it would have been okay if Luo Xiu didn’t say anything, but as soon as he opened his mouth, her tears fell into the bowl.
Luo Xiu’s hand stopped.
Gu Nian quickly wiped away her tears, annoyed with herself, then she laughed through her tears: “I don’t know what’s wrong with me… Have you eaten yet?”
Luo Xiu: “Not yet, don’t wait—”
“Then let’s go eat together,” Gu Nian interrupted him, the corners of her eyes were still red, but she had already bent down, “Let’s go downstairs.”
Luo Xiu didn’t refuse after all and let Gu Nian drag him downstairs.
After breakfast, Luo Xiu decided to go to the supermarket to buy ingredients for her birthday dinner.
When Gu Nian’s offer to order takeaway was rejected, she didn’t let him go alone. She dug out two unopened black masks from upstairs, and solemnly gave one of them to Luo Xiu.
“”Gold Medal Screenwriter” has already aired to the second episode, you have to have the self-consciousness of being a star.”
Luo Xiu asked her with a smile: “What kind of self-consciousness?”
“Of course it is the self-consciousness of being recognized on the road.” Gu Nian put on the mask, “For example, if I’m your fanatic fan and I suddenly see you on the road, I’ll definitely jump over and scream and ask you if you’re the super handsome actor in “Gold Medal Screenwriter”—then what should you do? “
Luo Xiu took the mask and smiled faintly: “I’m sorry, I’m not. That’s my brother, you mistook the person.”
Gu Nian never expected him to say that and was stunned on the spot.
Luo Xiu sneered and put on the mask with one hand: “I’m joking with you, let’s go.”
Gu Nian came back to her senses, walked a few steps and still turned her head to look at him again.
Luo Xiu: “Is there something on my face?”
“No,” Gu Nian took another look at the perfect nose line outlined by the black mask, then she turned her head, “I always think it’s dangerous for you to go out even after wearing a mask.”
Gu Nian raised her head and looked up and down his face sadly: “Your facial features are too good-looking, no matter how you wear a mask, you look like a star.”
Luo Xiu was stunned.
But the worried little girl obviously didn’t realize that she was flattering others, and she was still walking forward muttering.
Luo Xiu came back to his senses, smiled helplessly and walked over.
The procurement activities of the two did not come to an end until the evening. The main reason was that the route of action was adjusted from a supermarket to a furniture store and daily necessities store in the middle of the journey——Luo Xiu only carried a suitcase when he moved in, and there were always bits and pieces that Gu Nian thought could be used.
So when they entered the villa again, the sky outside the window was already black.
Luo Xiu prepared the ingredients in the kitchen, while Gu Nian was in charge of packing and arranging the various small and medium items bought.
It was at this moment that her cell phone vibrated suddenly.
When answering the phone, Gu Nian still had something in her hands, so she didn’t bother to look at the caller ID.
“Happy birthday, little fairy!”
Gu Nian was surprised: “Lin Nantian?”
The other side paused: “Why do you have such an uncertain tone, I called you and you didn’t even look at the caller ID?”
Gu Nian put down the things in her hand: “I’m busy putting things together here, so I didn’t pay attention. Didn’t you have something to go abroad for this week?”
“Yeah. But I didn’t forget your birthday was today. Thinking you must have no one to accompany you, I made a special trip to fly back to China, and now I’m outside your villa area!”
Gu Nian froze: “Where are you?”
“Outside your villa area, are you moved or not! If you are moved, come out and pick me up soon, Josie and the others have great security here, they won’t let me in!”
“…” Gu Nian froze. Turning around, she looked at the tall and slender figure in the kitchen.
“Hurry up, I still have something in my hand, so I won’t talk to you anymore.”
Pat, the phone hung up.
Gu Nian stood stunned on the edge of the sofa for several seconds before realizing it. She hurried to the kitchen.
“Luo Xiu, there is an unexpected situation.”
“What’s the matter.” The man in the kitchen stopped the knife in his hand, with the sliced vegetables obediently stacked under his slender knuckles.
Both people and things looked like works of art.
Gu Nian couldn’t help acting like a nympho for a second or two, then she immediately got serious: “Lin Nantian, uh, that’s a friend of mine, she came over suddenly.”
Behind the lens, his brown eyes flickered slightly, but soon returned to a warm smile: “Will I disturb you by being here?”
“Ah? No, no—that’s not what I meant!” Gu Nian hurriedly explained, “I just feel that you don’t like to get along with others, and you find it noisy, so I’ll take her outside…”
“No.” Luo Xiu interrupted gently, “Since she’s your friend, of course I welcome her.”
Gu Nian heaved a sigh of relief and smiled: “Then I’ll pick her up?”
“Well, I will prepare dinner for one more person.”
Ten minutes later.
The door of the villa opened, Lin Nantian wailed and put down the big and small bags in her hand and sat down on the sofa chair in the entrance.
“I can’t, I’m exhausted from this journey. I have to rest here for a while.”
Gu Nian walked around her and went to get two pairs of slippers: “You should have told me in advance, no, wasn’t in vain to wait so long?”
“I didn’t expect them to be so strict here, the security brother and I were almost worn out, he said that he couldn’t let me in without an access card… Oh, right!” Lin Nantian stretched her arms, “I will definitely come to you often in the future. Didn’t Josie give you 3 access cards, give me one?”
Gu Nian paused, “They are gone.”
Lin Nantian: “??”
She raised her head on the sofa in a daze: “Where did they go?”
“One is mine, and one is at my mother’s place for the time being.”
“What about the last one.”
Gu Nian didn’t speak and just looked towards the bottom of the cabinet.
Lin Nantian looked over and saw a pair of men’s casual leather shoes lying there peacefully.
Lin Nantian opened her eyes wide and stuttered in shock: “You, this is, living with a man?!”
Gu Nian was afraid that she might misunderstand, so she struggled all the way without thinking of how to tell her. Covering her mouth, she said: “Don’t talk nonsense.”
Lin Nantian pulled her hand off: “Then what’s the matter with these shoes!?”
Gu Nian was still struggling to speak, and the two of them were deadlocked in the middle of the hallway. When, from behind the hollowed-out screen, a figure came out of the kitchen, carrying two white porcelain dinner plates, and walked through the nave to the dining room.
When passing by, he heard voices, his footsteps were slow, and he nodded slightly at Lin Nantian: “Hello, Miss Lin.”
Lin Nantian: “…?”
Luo Xiu shifted his gaze to Gu Nian, and the indifference in his eyes faded to tenderness in an instant: “Dinner is ready. Come over to eat when you are ready.”
Gu Nian quickly responded.
Luo Xiu walked from the middle hall to the dining room.
Watching the figure leave, Lin Nantian stiffened her neck and turned her head like a robot: “Who is he?”
Gu Nian was afraid that Luo Xiu would hear it, so she could only hint to Lin Nantian euphemistically: “He is an actor from the “Gold Medal Screenwriter” program group. Mr. Luo Xiu.”
Lin Nantian was so shocked that she didn’t understand her meaning at all, and her eyes were still dull: “I don’t watch variety shows, but the name Luo Xiu sounds familiar… Actors are stars, right?”
Gu Nian hesitated: “It’s kind of…”
Lin Nantian murmured, with a complicated tone: “You have fallen, Gu Nian.”
Gu Nian: “?”
Luo Xiu walked out from behind the hollowed-out screen and returned to the kitchen from the dining room, probably to pick up other dinner plates.
Gu Nian ignored Lin Nantian and apologized to Luo Xiu who could not get her help.
Luo Xiu shook his head, saying it was okay.
Gu Nian breathed a sigh of relief.
It seemed that Luo Xiu didn’t mind that Lin Nantian turned a blind eye to his previous greeting.
Before the breath she had taken could be released, Gu Nian heard Lin Nantian let out a long sigh of ecstasy: “Does Auntie know that you are so depraved?”
Gu Nian turned around in confusion: “Know what? How did I degenerate?”
“You still don’t admit it?” Lin Nantian finally regained her composure, looking at her with resentment, “Tell me how long you’ve been on fire, have you saved the money for the house? Have you saved the money for the car? Have you saved the money for your pension?? Have you saved it??”
Gu Nian was even more confused when asked: “No.”
Lin Nantian asked sadly: “That’s right, you haven’t saved much money yet, why did you start supporting little stars?”
Gu Nian: “…”
Gu Nian: “???”
Luo Xiu paused when he heard the words and stopped in his tracks.
Then he looked back.
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