FV: Chapter 92
“I definitely won’t have the slightest relationship with him,” he said firmly.
Shi Zheng nodded. “That is naturally the best. Don’t have a conflict with him now that you know about it. After all, what are his qualifications and status? You are a young actor and have no fans. There is no need to fight head on with him. You must continue to exercise according to the schedule I made for you. He should give up. He really hates people like you who are obviously young but go to the gym.”
Lin Luoqing, “……”
Which young man in his 20s didn’t exercise?
Wasn’t it young men who appeared on the basketball and football fields the most?!
What a madman!
“I know,” Lin Luoqing agreed.
Just wait. Next time, he would not only exercise by himself but also ask Ma Bozhong. Teacher Ma, do you want to exercise together?
He had been hospitalized for so long before and it seemed that his physical fitness wasn’t good. He needed to exercise more.
How could a person not exercise? A life without exercise was an incomplete life!
Make him angry to death!
Shi Zheng saw that he was thinking about something with a smile on his face and didn’t bother him. However, Lin Luoqing was happy thinking about it. He looked at Shi Zheng again, thinking that Shi Zheng helped people solve their troubles quietly. This was really considerate of others.
“Thank you, Brother Zheng,” he said sincerely.
Shi Zheng shook his head. “As long as you don’t blame me.”
“How can I blame you? I can’t wait to thank you. By the way, what happened to your friend?” Lin Luoqing asked curiously.
Shi Zheng was silent for a moment before saying in a deep voice, “He has retired from the circle.”
Zhao Yu hated Ma Bozhong and Ma Bozhong’s control over him. He hated that he chose to follow Ma Bozhong at that time.
He originally wanted to kill Ma Bozhong. Then he remembered how Shi Zheng had advised him and remembered his own future.
In the end, he was still young. There was no need for him to go to prison for a scumbag. Therefore, he didn’t kill Ma Bozhong. He just stuck a fruit knife into his shoulder when Ma Bozhong was defenseless.
“Do you know the biggest characteristic of a teenager?” He asked Ma Bozhong. “It is being young and fearless. Now that I am like this, aren’t I more like the teenager you like?”
He laughed and pulled out the knife from Ma Bozhong’s shoulder. Red blood flowed out and abnormal joy was on his face.
He stood up and spoke word by word, as if he had planned it for a long time. “This is the end of your deal with me. If you don’t let me go, I won’t let you go. You don’t want your true face to be known by others, right? So don’t come to me and don’t contact me again. As long as I am okay, you will be fine.”
He took his suitcase, opened the door and walked out.
Ma Bozhong saw his resolute figure. For a moment, he remembered Zhao Yu’s former brilliance and felt Zhao Yu arouse his interest again.
However, he was tired of Zhao Yu in the end. This meant he didn’t go to Zhao Yu, nor did he report Zhao Yu for wanting to kill him.
As for Zhao Yu, he knew very well that Ma Bozhong must have other support behind him to reach this point. Zhao Yu would inevitably be injured if he bit back at Ma Bozhong.
He had already wasted too much time on Ma Bozhong. He didn’t want to torment himself any longer. He was the one who nodded and agreed to Ma Bozhong. He wanted to take shortcuts and was willing to pay the price for his choice. He only hoped that he wouldn’t be controlled by others in his later life.
He left this circle of fame and fortune. He opened a store and went to live his life.
Ma Bozhong didn’t bother him any longer. He dealt with Zhao Yu’s company contract, recovered from his injury and buried his preferences in his heart again.
This was until he met Lin Luoqing who was clean, clear, gentle and brilliant. He was dazzling like the sun and was similar to the perfect image of a teenager in his heart.
He even had acting skills that were far better than an ordinary teenager.
Shi Zheng hadn’t expected to see Ma Bozhong again, just as he hadn’t expected that Ma Bozhong would approach Lin Luoqing over and over.
He was worried and afraid that Zhao Yu’s incident would happen again. This made him hesitate and struggle, but he still couldn’t stand idly by.
“He is doing well now,” Shi Zheng said gently. “He is safely making a small fortune and makes more money opening a store than he does through acting.”
“Really?” Lin Luoqing smiled. “That’s good.”
It was a good ending.
“Yes.” Shi Zheng nodded. Then his phone rang. It was the field manager looking for him.
Shi Zheng picked it up and said a few words. Then he told Lin Luoqing, “I’m going to be busy. Remember to eat the buns.”
“Yes, thank you Brother Zheng. Thank you for the steamed buns this time as well.”
Shi Zheng smiled, hearty and generous as always. “You’re welcome.”
Then he stepped out of the tent.
Lin Luoqing looked at the steamed buns on the table. He thought about his actions in the past few days and there seemed to be sunshine in his heart.
He hadn’t expected anything in return when he first helped Shi Zheng. Even if he later found out that Shi Zheng might be the future three time Best Actor winner in the novel, he felt it was good for both of them. Shi Zheng could end his dormancy and make his name early, which could be regarded as being worthy of the honor he would bring the company.
Therefore, he was friendly but not flattering when he faced Shi Zheng. He looked at Shi Zheng at an equal level as other people in the crew. If Shi Zheng was willing to accept this kindness, he would release kindness. If Shi Zheng wasn’t willing, he wouldn’t sign.
Now Shi Zheng not only accepted his kindness but also returned the same kindness. This act of giving kindness to each other to thank each other made Lin Luoqing a bit moved for some reason and happy.
He liked the feeling and wanted to sign Shi Zheng even more.
Lin Luoqing lowered his head. He picked up his phone and sent a WeChat message to Ji Yuxiao. [Good morning, are you awake? I already know why Shi Zheng did this. Do you want to check the answer with me?]
Ji Yuxiao had woken up.
He took sleeping pills last night and fell asleep, but he didn’t sleep very well. He repeatedly dreamed about the scene of the accident and woke up early with a headache.
He saw Lin Luoqing’s WeChat message and didn’t want to type, so he sent a video call invitation.
Lin Luoqing picked up and saw him leaning against the bedhead with a weary expression. His handsome face was a bit sickly, but still beautiful.
“What’s wrong?” He was concerned. “Are you not feeling well?”
As he finished speaking, he remembered how Ji Yuxiao wouldn’t survive until next year in the book and hurriedly asked, “Did you go to the doctor? Doesn’t Wei Jun’s family have an exclusive hospital? You should go there for a check.”
Ji Yuxiao hadn’t expected the other person to notice this. He had seen his face and pale complexion in the mirror when he was washing up, but it was through a camera so he didn’t care. He thought the camera would help him adjust the color and Lin Luoqing wouldn’t find out. This was why he directly made a video call. He hadn’t expected it to be seen by Lin Luoqing.
“I’m fine.” Ji Yuxiao shifted the blame. “It should be because of the video call. My face looks relatively pale in the camera. Don’t care about it.”
Lin Luoqing was dubious. “Really?”
Ji Yuxiao chuckled. “Or else? What problems can I really have?”
“That is impossible to say,” Lin Luoqing muttered softly. “I have to check it myself once you come to see me this week.”
Ji Yuxiao nodded and said softly, “Okay.”
Seeing him like this, Lin Luoqing felt a bit relieved. Nevertheless, he missed Ji Yuxiao in his heart and couldn’t wait to go home now.
Seeing him staring without speaking, Ji Yuxiao took the initiative to say, “You just said that you know the reason for Shi Zheng’s actions? Did you ask him?”
“Yes.” Lin Luoqing nodded and returned to his original topic. “He wanted to help me.”
“Tell me specifically.”
Lin Luoqing didn’t hide anything from him and concisely told him about Zhao Yu and Ma Bozhong.
Ji Yuxiao nodded with slight surprise. He had thought about this aspect before. He just didn’t expect that in addition to the unspoken rules, Ma Bozhong also wanted to turn the other person into a puppet. This was really… a bit intense.
“Is it the same as what you found out?” Lin Luoqing asked him.
“The assistant hasn’t replied to me yet, but I guess it should be.” Ji Yuxiao looked at him. “Shi Zheng obviously knew something, which was why he suddenly offered to let you exercise. He obviously knew that Ma Bozhong doesn’t like this behavior. So why did he let you do something that Ma Bozhong doesn’t like? This justification makes sense.”
“You had a good relationship with him before and he couldn’t bear to see you repeat the mistakes of his friend. He also doesn’t know your true identity and just thinks that you are an ordinary actor. So if Ma Bozhong likes you, it will be risky no matter whether you refuse or agree. It is better for him to lose interest in you, so that you don’t have to refuse him and you don’t know that someone wants to do such a disgusting thing to you. This is undoubtedly the best for you.”’
“From this perspective, he is quite careful.”
“Really?” Lin Luoqing said proudly. “Then I can sign him.”
Ji Yuxiao saw the pride on his face and said deliberately, “Signing him makes you so happy?”
Lin Luoqing thought, ‘…Why are you stuck on this point again?!’
“It makes me happier to see you.”
Ji Yuxiao snorted. “Sign him. You are the lady boss. You can sign whoever you want to sign.”
“Then I have to report it to the boss,” Lin Luoqing touched his hair.
Ji Yuxiao was in a good mood after being touched by him and the headache caused by the sleeping pills was relieved a lot. He asked, “What are you going to do about Ma Bozhong?”
Lin Luoqing had actually thought about this problem before. He could understand Shi Zheng’s heart to let him exercise to protect him, but he also wanted to see if Ma Bozhong was so perverted. If so, Lin Luoqing would eliminate any harm for the people!
“I plan to do some fishing and the willing will bite the hook.”
Ji Yuxiao raised an eyebrow. “Then you have to protect yourself.”
“It will be okay,” Lin Luoqing said. “If he dares to touch me, I will smash his head with a dumbbell.”
“But he probably won’t want to touch you if you are carrying dumbbells?”
“I can hide them.”
“Then call me in advance when the time comes. Don’t get caught in the mouth of the tiger and end up miserable.”
“How can that be?” Lin Luoqing said disdainfully. “You need to have confidence in me.”
“Okay,” Ji Yuxiao laughed. “Then you work hard.”
Lin Luoqing said before hearing Yao Momo’s voice.
“I’m going to work.” He looked at Ji Yuxiao. “You can go to sleep a bit longer. If you are uncomfortable, remember to see a doctor. Don’t delay it.”
“I got it,” Ji Yuxiao was helpless.
“Remember to come and see me earlier,” Lin Luoqing said with a smile.
He finished speaking and reluctantly hung up the video call.
Ji Yuxiao looked at the WeChat page on his phone screen and felt a bit worried. He really had to go see Lin Luoqing earlier and also see what this Ma Bozhong was like. If Lin Luoqing couldn’t beat him at the time then it would be troublesome.
Ji Yuxiao pressed a hand to his forehead, feeling that his wife was really… able to attract a lot of people.
From the almost 50 years old Ma Bozhong to Shi Zheng in his 20s, Lin Luoqing really didn’t let go of any of them.
His wife was incredible!
Lin Luoqing finished eating the steamed buns, finished practicing with Yao Momo and sent a WeChat message to Shi Zheng, asking him: [If I don’t consider the factor of Ma Bozhong, do I need to continue exercising?]
He didn’t reject exercising but it took up a lot of his time. He was worried about Ji Yuxiao and wanted to catch the fish Ma Bozhong. Therefore, he wanted to save some time and spend his time on more meaningful things such as talking to Ji Yuxiao.
Shi Zheng replied quickly: [It’s up to you, I think anything is fine.]
Lin Luoqing: [Do you think my strength is enough? I mean for the scenes.]
Shi Zheng thought, ‘…You really don’t know your own strength!’
Shi Zheng: [Enough.]
It was even too much!
Lin Luoqing was satisfied.
He thought about it for a while and felt he shouldn’t hide it from Shi Zheng, so he called Shi Zheng.
Shi Zheng picked up doubtfully and asked him, “What’s the matter?”
“Brother Zheng, I know you are doing this for my own good. I also know that if I lift weights every day according to your arrangement, nothing will happen to me. I just don’t want to waste time on an unnecessary person. If I should be exercising then I am naturally willing to spend time on it. However, if it is just to avoid trouble, why not solve this disaster directly?”
Shi Zheng, “!!!”
“What do you mean? Luoqing, don’t be impulsive. Have you forgotten what I told you? His position and qualifications are there. How can you, a small actor…?”
“Brother Zheng, you don’t have to worry. Since I have such an idea, I must have the ability to bear it,” Lin Luoqing reassured him. “If he doesn’t provoke me then I definitely won’t take the initiative to provoke him. However, if he wants to do something wrong to me, it is normal for me to teach him a lesson, right?”
“Brother Zheng, you see that I came to act as the third male lead with a name and surname. My personality also isn’t bad. It can be seen that the company is willing to support me and it won’t be easy for me to get into trouble.”
The moment he finished speaking, Shi Zheng sensitively realized that Lin Luoqing was different from him and Zhao Yu.
He wasn’t a lowest-tier actor like them. He was an actor the company was optimistic about and willing to give resources to.
From this perspective, perhaps it indeed wouldn’t be so easy to silence him with the company behind him.
“Then be careful,” Shi Zheng said with worry.
“I know,” Lin Luoqing replied.
Shi Zheng hung up. The field manager walked up to him and asked him, “Xiao Shi, are you coming the day after tomorrow or the day after that? If you leave then I don’t have enough people and will have to find someone else. Blame Xiao He. How long has it been and the matter isn’t over? It is simply delaying other people’s work.”
Shi Zheng held his phone and still felt a bit worried in his heart. No, he had to wait until this matter was over before leaving. If he left now, he definitely wouldn’t feel relieved.
“Teacher Sun, if you say so. I will stay for a bit longer,” Shi Zheng replied.
“That is naturally for the best,” Sun Tao said with a smile. “Xiao Shi, you have a good temper. If I meet other directors in the future, I will definitely recommend you to them.”
Shi Zheng smiled and said politely, “Thank you.”
Lin Luoqing decided to go fishing so he no longer exercised on set. Wu Xinyuan took the dumbbells and asked him, “You aren’t lifting them?”
“Why aren’t you lifting them all of a sudden?”
Lin Luoqing approached him and whispered to him about Ma Bozhong. Wu Xinyuan heard these words and was surprised. He hadn’t expected there to be such danger around him.
It was no wonder that he didn’t know. Everyone had secrets and Ma Bozhong’s hobby was deeply hidden. Even if he knew about all the actors before joining the crew, he didn’t ask private detectives to investigate each one. Naturally, he didn’t know what type of human-faced beast was hidden under this neatly dressed appearance.
“So you are planning to set out bait for him now?” Wu Xinyuan asked in a low voice.
Lin Luoqing nodded.
“Does President Ji know?”
“He knows.” Lin Luoqing looked at him. “He agreed.”
If Ji Yuxiao agreed then Wu Xinyuan had nothing to object to. He just had to protect Lin Luoqing when the time came.
It didn’t matter as long as Lin Luoqing was okay.
“Don’t worry, I won’t let you be alone with him.”
“Then you still have to leave me alone with him,” Lin Luoqing told him. “Otherwise, it is impossible for him to reveal his true face in front of you.”
He pointed to the dumbbells at Wu Xinyuan’s feet. “Help me pack them in my bag. Once the time comes, I will not only be able to defend myself but I can raise it in front of him and anger him to death.”
Wu Xinyuan, “……”
Wu Xinyuan laughed and felt that Lin Luoqing was very childish at this time.
Ma Bozhong sat on a chair and once again remembered what Lin Luoqing had said to him in the moonlight last time. He wasn’t humble or overbearing. His words were plausible and there was a clear glow over his face that made him hazy and beautiful. Unfortunately, his words were irritating.
This irritability reduced his interest in Lin Luoqing a lot.
However, he finished filming in the morning and was surprised to find that Lin Luoqing didn’t lift the dumbbells today.
Strange, didn’t he usually lift dumbbells at this time?
Did he forget or was he tired?
Ma Bozhong hoped it was the latter.
He observed carefully and found that Lin Luoqing didn’t go exercise at night.
Ma Bozhong was puzzled. As he passed by Lin Luoqing, he deliberately wondered, “Why aren’t you going to the gym today?”
Lin Luoqing saw it was him and took out the prepared excuse. “I’m too tired. I found that people like me, who haven’t exercised for a long time, seem to not be suitable for exercising suddenly. My muscles aren’t trained and my arms and legs are sore.”
“That is why I recommended that you don’t waste time on this.”
Lin Luoqing nodded. “Teacher Ma, you are right.”
Ma Bozhong was satisfied and felt pleased looking at him again.
He liked well-behaved and obedient teenagers. Lin Luoqing wasn’t obedient but he could be considered to be well-behaved. Now he was saying ‘Teacher Ma, you are right’ with lowered eyes. This made him very pleasing to the eyes.
In the distance, Shi Zheng and Wu Xinyuan watched silently. They secretly thought that he had bitten the bait.
Shi Zheng used the lighter in his hand and continued to light the cigarette.
Wu Xinyuan looked down at his phone and continued to reply on WeChat.
It was normal filming in the entertainment industry but turned into an undercover pursuit. This almost made Lin Luoqing laugh.
Ma Bozhong saw the wistful smile on his face and couldn’t help sighing again. He was really very in line with his liking.
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