Chapter 14: Bullying The Perverted Enemy (4)
Gu Yuanyuan simply said, “I bought it all for you.”
“Look at this, isn’t it very interesting.” She said as she coaxed him like coaxing a child, with a bobblehead toy in her hands that kept shaking and nodding at the same time. Then she stuffed the toy to Lin Shaosi, who sat down on the sofa and looking so interested at these new things.
(e/n: you guys might be confused of what kind of toy is that, so let me show you the sample pics of bobblehead toys J )
Gu Yuanyuan casted her eyes on Xiao Zhou.
Xiao Zhou truthfully said in a depressed manner, “Brother Si was doing fine and well this day until the female lead came. But it’s not Liu Qingmei, who was originally selected as the female lead. It was a newcomer whom we never heard before.”
Liu Qingmei was a movie actress. Although she didn’t have that many projects and her popularity were not that high at the moment, she was truly a skilled actress with a solid acting. She was already on her way to the set when someone just informed her she had been replaced.
“Well, it was really common to change the starring cast in the middle of filming. It doesn’t really matter if there’s a newcomer in the set as long as she can act. However, this new person doesn’t act well at all, which is not only dragging Brother Si, but also dragging down the whole crew.”
“Brother Si and the newcomer only had three scenes to shot for this day. But earlier, each scene was repeated dozens of times before they got it right. And more importantly, Brother Si is the only one doing the fighting scenes. Certainly, after countless times of repeating the same exact scenes, even a strong and sturdy man such as Iron Man would also suffer…”
“It’s alright.” Lin Shaosi interrupted Xiao Zhou and shift his glance at Gu Yuanyuan. “You’re going to the set with me tomorrow because I suspect that Lu Wenchen will come here.”
Gu Yuanyuan nodded in agreement, but then Lin Shaosi somehow hesitated and said, “The newcomer that we’re talking about is your stepsister.”
“!!!” Gu Yuanyuan was surprised.
But she understood it.
Cheng Man’an was most likely sought out by that pervert, Lu Wenchen. As he didn’t want to have a hard time in dealing with Lin Shaosi, he used a runabout way to disgust people.
It was Lu Wenchen’s style to throw money into a project or to someone just to do whatever things he wanted.
Seeing her became angry like a little cat, getting its own tail trampled by someone, made Lin Shaosi suddenly rejoiced inside. “Rest assured, I’m not mad. I can somehow tolerate this, but Director Xu Bai may not be the same as me. He has quite a temperament, and for sure, he can’t stand it. The ‘Deadly Strike’ is a film that he’s been preparing for three years now. But because of the pressure from the investors, he was forced to reluctantly accept your stepsister. Therefore, for the maximum of two days, he must be on the investors’ side.”
No matter how powerful Lu Wenchen was, he would still not be able to cover the skies with his hands alone. The entertainment industry was so vast and very deep.
(e/n: ‘One cannot cover the whole sky with his hands alone’ , it’s an idiom or a common saying that means >> ‘One cannot fully grasp or truly take control over something’)
Gu Yuanyuan thought about it for a moment before she said, “Xiao Zhou, can you help me buy some peanuts after you came back?”
Xiao Zhou abruptly agreed to it, while on the other hand, Lin Shaosi was somewhat baffled at her words, so he put the toy down. “You like eating peanuts?”
Gu Yuanyuan shook her head as she innocently blinked her eyes. Then, she simply said, “Lu Wenchen is allergic to peanuts.”
Just now, she just browsed through the plot of the original book from her memories. There was a part of the story where Lu Wenchen accidentally encountered some peanut butter, resulting in him being directly admitted to the hospital in such a haste.
For a second, Lin Shaosi instantly understood what she meant. The two looked at each other with a knowing smile on their faces, then they burst out into laughter afterwards.
The next day, Gu Yuanyuan packed up and entered the set with Lin Shao as an assistant to him.
Seeing Cheng Man’an sitting in a chair not far away from a distance, she seemed to be seriously reading at the script in her hand.
There were a lot of people on the set at the moment, and they were all busy with themselves. All of a sudden, an actor and a friend of Lin Shaosi, Shu Ran, the Film Emperor, come over and wanted to talk to him. But his glance was accidentally shifted to Gu Yuanyuan on the side, making him somehow surprised at her.
“And this is …?” Shu Ran lightly asked.
“Her name is Xiao Jiu, and she’s my new assistant.” Lin Shaosi said as casually introduced Gu Yuanyuan.
Gu Yuanyuan didn’t have the face of an assistant. In fact, she’s too beautiful to be an assistant. Shu Ran only shook his head as if ridiculing. “She’s is much more beautiful than the new female lead. And you said that she’s just an assistant? I don’t believe you.”
Then he openly spoke out the idea that slipped on his mind. “Or is this the new female lead that you have found for the filming?”
Lin Shaosi simply said, “… You don’t have a talent to be a screenwriter.”
Gu Yuanyuan wasn’t paying attention to the conversation between the two of them because Cheng Man’an was coming over to their location. And in the end, she jogged and showed an eager and a pleasantly surprised expression. “Xiao Jiu, how can you be here? I’ve been looking for you these days, with our mom and dad.”
The people around them: “???”
Out of nowhere, Cheng Man’an appeared at the set yesterday, directly replacing the female lead. After that, she immediately became the set’s popular figure. An inconspicuous unknown newbie, who lacks any fame, stole the female lead’s role. One could instantly tell that she had an extraordinary and powerful backer that could not be underestimated.
In private, the staff were all gossiping about who’s the powerful person behind Cheng Man’an that was daring enough to send her at the set so recklessly.
Her choice of words indirectly caused everyone’s eyes to look at her every move, and so, she succeeded in making herself and Gu Yuanyuan the center of attention.
Here she comes with her white lotus act again.
(e/n: White Lotus is originally used to describe someone who is pure and innocent, but now, it is mostly used as a sarcasm for the hypocrites and for the two-faced women in some novels.)
Shall we see who’s much better in acting?
As Gu Yuanyuan looked at Cheng Man’an, her eyes immediately turned red. Then her tears slowly fell on her cheek. She cried and retreated a couple of steps back while she chokingly said, “No, don’t come over! In just less than a month after my mother died, you and your mother moved into our house and robbed my father away from me. You did not only hit me, but you also kicked me out from my own home… and now that I’m already far away from you, I never expected to see you here again…”
As she cried, she raised her hands in an attempt to wipe her tears. But when she was about to do it, she stopped midway. She put her hand down, and she properly pulled up her sleeves to hide the bruised on her wrist that accidentally showed up when she moved her hand. Although she already rubbed dome medicine, a little bit of purple hue on her wrist was still visible.
The people around them suddenly changed the way they look at Cheng Man’an.
Lin Shaosi’s mouth twitched.
Xiao Zhou even unconsciously opened her mouth. She could not even tell whether Gu Yuanyuan’s words were true or false.
Cheng Man’an stopped her footsteps as disbelief flashed through in her eyes. She could never imagine that the stubborn and taciturn Gu Yuanyaun in her memory from before, would display this kind of act, and even having the advantage of the game because of her well-played show.
Since Gu Yuanyuan left their home again for the second time now, Cheng Man’an was always wondering about her next step on how she could retaliate at Cheng Zhenhua. But then, before she could even think of a way, Lu Wenchen came knocking on her doors.
That voice… She would never forget that voice as it was the same voice that saved her in her last life.
And it turned out that he looked like this. She instantly fell the moment she first laid her sight on him.
Her intuition told her that Lu Wenchen was probably looking for her sister, Gu Yuanyuan, this time around.
Gu Yuanyuan died on his hands in her last life, and although she didn’t why just thinking about it made her feel so comfortable.
Now that he found her and even gave her the role of the female lead actress, no matter what his proposes are, she must seize their opportunity and become the ‘silver moonlight’ in his heart and mind.
(e/n: ‘silver moonlight’ is a slang or an idiom of the ‘beloved’)
She must make that Cheng Zhenhua, that beast, to suffer and pay a bigger price for what he did to her in her last life. She must become a powerful and influential person in order for her to defeat Gu Yuanyuan. And also, to prove to Lu Wenchen that she is, indeed, the right woman for him to love.
“Xiao Jiu, how are you…?” Cheng Man’an quickly responded.
Gu Yuanyuan didn’t give her the chance to finish her words. She took a deep breath and wiped her tears away, then she said, “Don’t come further near me. I don’t want to talk to you anymore. You’re my step-sister, and currently, there are so many people here. I don’t want to ruin my face, and even make things more unpleasant than it already was.”
(e/n: the ‘face’ she’s talking about is her image.)
Cheng Man’an almost spat out her blood after she heard her. What Gu Yuanyuan did was directly blocking her counter-argument, making her unable to justify herself—
She’s the female lead, and if she defended herself, wouldn’t be it be like she straightforwardly told the people to go through her life and exposed herself afterward? It would only make the matters worse.
And if she couldn’t justify herself now, then it would be equivalent to directly admitting that Gu Yuanyuan’s words were true.
Cheng Man’an’s face was so crumpled right now that she could hardly maintain the image of her being a tender loving sister towards Gu Yuanyuan.
‘Clap! Clap! Clap!’
At this moment. A burst of sudden applause rang out not far away from their current position. Cheng Man’an looked towards the direction of the sound as her gaze flashed with joy. After a second, her eyes turned misty and moist. It was as if she was holding back her tears because the Heavens had just wronged her.
With her eyes, Gu Yuanyuan followed the direction Cheng Man’an was looking at. ‘Oh, what a big show off.’
Lu Wenchen came over to them with a few men in black, guarding him closely. On his right side, there was a woman who was tightly clinging into his arm, it was Yang Yufei. And after Gu Yaunyuan transmigrated that day, Lu Wenchen immediately discarded out that stupid woman just to for her (GY) sake while carrying her (GY) in his arms.
Both of them were scums of the Earth that’s why they were really a perfect match together.
“Oh. I never knew that it’s very lively here.” Lu Wenchen swept a light glance at Lin Shaosi.
The bodyguards had already seen how quick Lin Shaosi’s movements are in the hospital that day, that’s the reason why they’re intently watching Lin Shaosi’s every move to prevent him from attacking again.
“Third Master…” Cheng Man’an called out in soft and gentle voice.
“My bad temper has been gone for a few days now, and today, it has risen once again.” Lu Wenchen said as he decided to ignore Cheng Man’an. His dark gaze landed straight at Gu Yuanyuan. “Come here. Let me see the injury in your hand.”
Cheng Man’an’s face slightly changed as she tried to suppress and conceal the burning jealousy and fury deep inside her heart.
The corner of Gu Yuanyuan’s lips curved into a smile, then she innocently asked, “Third Master, how was your cheek when I accidentally hit you with a slap last time? Did it got swollen?”
Apart from the pain that was caused by that slap that day, it was far more frightening to think about the humiliation that was brought by the slap to Lu Wenchen. It was his taboo, and now that it was mentioned out again by Gu Yuanyuan, what he’s feeling or thinking right now, only Lu Wenchen knows about it.
The staff and the crew on the set didn’t know who Lu Wenchen was, but as they were also working in this same industry, they already met a wide range of people. And after seeing Lu Wenchen came over to the set with a few men in black, guarding him closely, they could already tell at the first glance, that he’s not an ordinary person.
The people on the set sensed that there might be a show going on so they stopped whatever they’re working on, and perked up theirs ears for a better eavesdropping.
(e/n: the original line here: ‘闻到瓜味的一群人’ literally translates “The people smelled a melon scent” , which I think is probably a slang for a “People sensed a drama going on”…)
Lu Wenchen deliberately twirled the ring on his thumb while his face was showing a slightly gloomy expression. On the other hand, Yang Yufei, who was holding onto him, suddenly shivered unconsciously, so she secretly loosened her tight grip on him and moved a few steps to the side.
As he looked at the girl in front of him, at this time around, the morning dawn began to rise. And behind her was the fake flowers for the props. Not only the shine of morning light and the beautiful flowers complemented each other, but instead, it also made Gu Yuanyuan looked like in a painting. Like a blossoming rose, breathtakingly blooming with its unparalleled beauty.
He suddenly stopped playing the ring on his thumb and was about to grabbed Gu Yuanyuan’s hand. However, he noticed that the girl had actually walked closer to him first—
Gu Yuanyuan quickly drew out her readily prepared peanut juice. She unscrewed the lid and poured all of its content into Lu Wenchen’s collar.
The little girl smiled brightly like a beautiful flower. Then she lightly said, “Third Master, I hope you enjoy it.”