FV: Chapter 84
The first line belonged to Shi Zheng. He said gently, “Xiao Hua, let me ask you something.”
“What’s the matter?” Lin Luoqing looked at him.
Shi Zheng’s face showed some hesitation and curiosity, as if full of anticipation and worry. “Is your sister in love?”
His eyes were fixed on Lin Luoqing with obvious inquiry, as if wanting to know something from him.
Lin Luoqing paid attention to his expression, eyes and even subtle body movements. Then after a scene, he found that Shi Zheng’s acting skills were indeed really good.
It wasn’t just his acting skills. His line skills were also excellent.
It was a pity that such an actor could only be an extra for five years.
He looked at Shi Zheng and had some thoughts in his heart.
It was the first time Shi Zheng had helped someone rehearse. Now that it was over, he had some expectations and asked, “How are you feeling? Is it okay?”
Lin Luoqing nodded and said sincerely, “Brother Zheng, your acting skills are quite good.”
Shi Zheng smiled. “It’s fine as long as I don’t hold you back.”
“How so?” Lin Luoqing smiled. “By the way, which company do you belong to, Brother Zheng?”
Lin Luoqing, “???”
What type of small company was this? He had never heard of it.
He nodded and chatted with Shi Zheng again. Shi Zheng received a call, the scene manager was looking for him so hee left first.
Lin Luoqing didn’t naively ask why he was helping with set affairs despite not being a staff member. To put it bluntly, it was for the sake of connections. One more person that he knew was one more opportunity. It was just like how Lin Luoqing used to help out on the set and hope that they would think of him when the next drama came.
Who would really think of them without enough interests and feelings?
He thought this and turned to ask Wu Xinyuan, “Do you know Fengyu?”
Wu Xinyuan shook his head, took out his phone and started to check it. “It is basically a small company. If it was a large company, how could he play such an unnamed role?”
“I guess so. Brother Wu, what do you think of his acting skills?”
“Quite good.” Wu Xinyuan replied. At the very least, it was better than the male and female leads of their crew.
“I think so too.” Lin Luoqing was still concerned about why he thought Shi Zheng’s name was familiar.
He asked, “Brother Wu, I am the second boss. Is this a real job or a false position?”
‘…What is the use of asking me this? Shouldn’t you ask your husband?’
“What do you want to say?”
“Am I qualified to sign someone?” Lin Luoqing asked tentatively.
Wu Xinyuan, “???!!!”
“You want to sign Shi Zheng?”
Wu Xinyuan was surprised. “You only exchanged a few words and half of them are your lines!”
“I didn’t say I want to sign him now. I just asked to see if I have this qualification. If not, forget it.”
“Then you have to ask President Ji,” Wu Xinyuan honestly replied. “I am just a humble worker.”
“But can’t you sign someone as an agent?”
Wu Xinyuan thought, ‘…That’s right.’
“So you want to sign him?”
“There is no hurry now,” Lin Luoqing said calmly. “I just think that his acting skills are good and there are no problems in terms of appearance and temperament. He is potential stock.”
Wu Xinyuan heard this and couldn’t help glancing in the direction where Shi Zheng left. He thought to himself, ‘His appearance is very upright and heroic, but he is too rigid. He is far less delicate than Lin Luoqing and not as handsome as President Ji. This type of look is very suitable for dramas or movies, but not idol dramas. This is part of the reason why he hasn’t been able to get ahead for so many years.’
Nevertheless, he might have a good future if led properly.
“I will pay attention to him and check his personality and other aspects.”
Lin Luoqing nodded. He didn’t know why this name felt familiar, but since it was familiar, let’s watch him first. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be good if he remembered one day and couldn’t find the person.
He thought of this and no longer cared about the name ‘Shi Zheng.’
The more one tried to think about it, the harder it was to remember. The less he cared about it, the more one would remember. Lin Luoqing was taking a shower that night when he suddenly opened his eyes under the water in shock.
He finally understood why he found the name Shi Zheng familiar but couldn’t remember where he heard it.
It was because he didn’t hear it at all, he saw it!
Before he transmigrated, he was reading through the book and saw the name Shi Zheng in it.
However, the Shi Zheng in the novel wasn’t the current actor who couldn’t even be a named supporting role. He was a movie star who had won three consecutive awards for Best Actor.
At that time, he was already so popular that he was the female protagonist’s idol. Therefore, the female protagonist bought movie tickets and secretly put them in Lin Fei’s desk drawer. She hoped that he would watch it with her, but Lin Fei didn’t go. The female protagonist watched the entire movie at the theater but didn’t see Lin Fei’s appearance. She sadly left the theater and met the male protagonist at the door of the cinema.
The male protagonist saw her sad appearance and wanted to coax her. He happened to see the movie poster starring Shi Zheng and pretended to say nonchalantly, “Isn’t this the movie star you like? Is he called Shi Zheng? It just so happens that I don’t have anything to do now. Do you want to watch the movie?”
Hearing his words, the female protagonist felt some warmth in her heart.
Lin Luoqing stood under the shower and felt it was incredible.
He remembered that the female protagonist used Shi Zheng to encourage herself when she was secretly in love with Lin Fei. She said that he had been dormant for over ten years before finally becoming popular. She just had to hold on and she would definitely be able to leave an impression of her name on Lin Fei.
Then the Shi Zheng he met now was likely to be the future Best Actor Shi Zheng, who was still in his dormant period and didn’t have a name.
Lin Luoqing instantly became excited.
There was nothing more surprising than knowing the lottery numbers ahead of time and if there was, it was probably being the lottery store’s owner.
He wanted to sign Shi Zheng before, first out of caution and the intuition that he was familiar with this name. The second was that he saw his former self in Shi Zheng and wanted to give him a chance, just as his former self wanted others to give him a chance.
But now he wanted to sign Shi Zheng even more. Xingyi belonged to Ji Yuxiao and Ji Yuxiao was his. How could Shi Zheng’s fertilized water flow to the field of outsiders?
He hadn’t planned to let Shi Zheng go even before remembering, let alone now!
Lin Luoqing happily finished his shower, left the bathroom and called Ji Yuxiao. He wanted to ask if he really had power as the second boss.
If Ji Yuxiao said no then he…
Lin Luoqing thought about it and smiled. How could Ji Yuxiao say no? He still believed in Ji Yuxiao in this regard.
He would definitely agree!
Ji Yuxiao was sitting on the edge of the bed and reading a book, trying to find some sleepiness. Then he heard his phone ringing. He picked it up and saw that it was Lin Luoqing calling.
He was still working despite it being so late?
Ji Yuxiao picked up. “You are done with your work?”
“I’m done.” Lin Luoqing sat on the bed and supported his face. “What are you doing? Were you sleeping?”
“Not yet,” Ji Yuxiao replied. “I’m reading.”
Ji Yuxiao looked at the title. “Ocean’s Future.”
‘…It sounds really profound. My husband is a really deep man!’
“Then take your time.”
Ji Yuxiao smiled and closed the book. “I don’t want to read it any longer.”
Lin Luoqing asked knowingly. “Why?”
“Because there are more important things.” Ji Yuxiao said calmly. “For example, calling my wife.”
Lin Luoqing laughed instantly while feeling sweet in his heart.
He talked sweetly with Ji Yuxiao for a while before saying to him, “I have something to ask you.”
“Can I interfere in Xingyi’s matters?”
Ji Yuxiao hadn’t expected him to ask this and replied, “Yes, Xingyi was originally given to you. You can do whatever you want.”
Lin Luoqing, “???!!!”
“Give it to me?!”
“Otherwise? What do I want Xingyi for?” Ji Yuxiao’s tone was indifferent.
In his original plan, Xingyi wasn’t involved. It was purely that after Lin Luoqing replaced Lin Luojing, he added a link where he asked Father Ji for the subsidiary company, Xingyi according to Lin Luoqing’s identity as an actor. This would perfect his character of falling in love making him foolish.
Of course, in the beginning, he wasn’t so generous that he directly wanted to give Xingyi to Lin Luoqing. He just wanted to use Xingyi to give Lin Luoqing some resources.
Now that the two of them got along for a while, Ji Yuxiao’s thoughts changed again. He wanted to treat him well and wanted Lin Luoqing to feel that the days they were together were happy. Therefore, he naturally wanted to give Xingyi to Lin Luoqing, who knew more about the entertainment industry and was still working in the entertainment industry.
Lin Luoqing hadn’t expected him to have such an idea and was shocked for a while before trying to persuade him, “It is better not to do this. It isn’t appropriate for you to give me a company.”
“It is all shared property. What’s not appropriate?”
“How can I manage the company? What if the company goes out of business?” Lin Luoqing asked in a worried manner.
Ji Yuxiao chuckled. “That’s okay. Your husband has money and a company. There is nothing lacking.”
Lin Luoqing thought, ‘…At this moment, you really have a love brain! You will be an incapable ruler like this!’
“Besides—” Ji Yuxiao comforted him. “There is a professional manager and you don’t need to do anything. You only need to be responsible for collecting money.”
It was only then that Lin Luoqing sighed with relief. This was good. As long as he didn’t have to manage a company or he would not be able to bear it with his standards.
Business acumen wasn’t something that everyone could have.
“So that means I can sign someone to the company?” Lin Luoqing asked him.
Ji Yuxiao asked sensitively, “Who do you want to sign?”
“A small supporting role in our crew. I saw that his acting skills were good and his appearance is okay. His temperament is also good. He has signed with a small company and is still a small supporting role after five years. There is no improvement but I think he has a lot of potential. So I want to sign him to our company. What do you think?”
Ji Yuxiao, “……”
“Male or female?”
“A man with very tough looks. He is quite manly and handsome,” Lin Luoqing replied quickly.
Ji Yuxiao heard his complimentary tone and snorted coldly, “Do you think praising a man so much in front of me and saying he is manly is appropriate?”
Lin Luoqing was amused by his reaction. “I’m reporting the situation to you. Why are you still jealous?”
‘You have never praised me for being manly!’ Ji Yuxiao thought. ‘Am I not manly enough?’
“Don’t sign him!” Ji Yuxiao said deliberately.
Lin Luoqing, “……”
Lin Luoqing didn’t know whether to laugh or to cry. Why was he so childish?
“Why are you so cute?” He whispered. “You make me want to appear in front of you when you are like this, so I can see what you look like now.”
Ji Yuxiao was angrily sarcastic. “Why do you want to look at me? Look at your supporting role and how manly he is!”
Lin Luoqing had to coax him. “You are more manly and handsome. You are so good-looking. Compare him to you and it simply isn’t enough to look at him. It is fortunate that you don’t act, otherwise you would be the top star rather than others.”
“It is too late to say good words now.”
“They aren’t good words. They are sincere. No matter how objective or subjective, you are the best-looking person I have ever met. To be honest, if he had your appearance then he definitely wouldn’t be unknown for five years.”
Only then was Ji Yuxiao slightly satisfied. “Really?”
“Of course, don’t you know yourself? You are synonymous with the words romantic and unrestrained. You are the true portrayal of the idiom Yushu Linfeng (elegant, graceful and beautiful). Handsome and extraordinary can only barely describe you. Unparalleled handsomeness is tailor-made for you. You are the one Nuwa made the most meticulously and painstakingly when she created human beings. Everyone else was just thrown out.”
Ji Yuxiao hadn’t expected him to say so much and said in a face-saving manner, “Okay, I’ll consider it.”
He was basically agreeing when he said this.
“Then think about it slowly. I asked Brother Wu to watch him to see if there are any problems with his character and other aspects. If not, we will sign him.” Lin Luoqing discussed it with him.
However, there shouldn’t be a problem. After all, he was the female protagonist’s idol. Besides, in today’s contact, he felt that Shi Zheng was quite open-minded and generous.
“Yes,” Ji Yuxiao responded.
Lin Luoqing talked to him for a while before being sent off to sleep by Ji Yuxiao.
He was reluctant to hang up the phone.
However, Ji Yuxiao was worried he wouldn’t get enough rest and wouldn’t be able to get up tomorrow. Therefore, Ji Yuxiao coaxed him for a while before making him hang up the phone.
Lin Luoqing lay on the bed and looked at the ceiling. He felt that he was still thinking about Ji Yuxiao.
It was really strange. Obviously, they had only been separated for a few days and he had just seen Ji Yuxiao. Why was he missing Ji Yuxiao again?
He always seemed to miss Ji Yuxiao.
Lin Luoqing closed his eyes and had a good night’s dream.
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».. the scene manager was looking for him so hee left first.« he left first
He really is one of the original plot. Catch him back to your company xD He seems to be a goof future source for income.
Thx for the ch ٩( >ヮ<)۶
Thank you for the chapter!
MC and ML’s interactions are so cute ♥️
The gradual shift in their relationship from contractual to something real is so smooth. All interaction also so green that I loved the both of them more each time. Their push and pull are always respectful and equally given. 👍
17 hours ago
He is basically free, gimme gimme. My cash cow.