FV: Chapter 99 Part 2

The agent sent him away. Then he looked at Ma Bozhong and said helplessly, “Brother Ma, I know you aren’t happy but your scenes are almost finished. Do you have to send back the money at this time? It isn’t necessary. Didn’t we just accept this drama for money? It is just a video, right? Control your temper, finish the rest of the scenes steadily, receive your final payment and leave quickly. Isn’t this good?”

“It won’t be any good for us if you offend Director Zhang and he casually says a few words during an interview, right? Netizens and fans will criticize us and we will have to buy a water army to control it at that time.”

Ma Bozhong looked at his agent, so depressed that he didn’t want to speak.

He just felt that his luck had been extremely bad lately.

First, it was Lin Luoqing and then Director Zhang. All of them made him unhappy!

However, the main one was Lin Luoqing. If Lin Luoqing hadn’t provoked him unpleasantly, causing him to try and suppress Lin Luoqing, how could there be such a video?

He felt more and more suffocated when he thought of this.

However, he was worried that there really was someone behind Lin Luoqing and didn’t dare use his name to ridicule Lin Luoqing. However, Lin Luoqing was an unknown star with no name. If Ma Bozhong didn’t name him directly and only used insinuations, no one would realize he was the one being referred to.

Therefore, he couldn’t use explicit ridicule or indirect sarcasm. Ma Bozhong was full of anger that he had nowhere to go and it caused internal injuries.

At this time, he thought of Lin Luoqing again and didn’t think this person was beautiful. He just thought Lin Luoqing was hateful.

He wanted to get rid of Lin Luoqing quickly but was powerless.

Ma Bozhong felt a bit panicked.

Due to this, Ma Bozhong took filming a lot more seriously than before. He just wanted to finish filming quickly and leave quickly. He didn’t want to stay with such an annoying crew even a day longer.

Lin Luoqing didn’t understand what this person was thinking. He just felt that Ma Bozhong seemed less perfunctory when filming with other people, so he quickly patted Li Hanhai on the shoulder and had him hurry to take the opportunity to practice more with Ma Bozhong.

“In the future, you will continue filming and will act against actors with better acting skills. This means the touchstone of Teacher Ma can’t be let go easily. You must act seriously against him. Then after the scene, go to Director Zhang, look at the monitor and understand the difference between yourself and a good actor.”

He didn’t like Ma Bozhong but Lin Luoqing still admitted that his acting skills were indeed very good. Otherwise, he wouldn’t be able to have a continuous stream of acting jobs at this age.

Li Hanhai thought, ‘…Is this a touchstone? It is clearly a stepping stone to progress! It is a tool for practicing our acting skills!’

However, he was a tool for Lin Luoqing and a tool for himself. There was nothing wrong with it.

Thus, Li Hanhai boldly did it. Lin Luoqing helped him watch and summarize his problems and explained why he NGed again and again. Then he analyzed it with Li Hanhai after returning and asked Li Hanhai to go back to Director Zhang.

In this way, Mo Bozhong was a tool man over and over until he finally finished filming.

The movie crew arranged a warp-up party for him. Ma Bozhong ate a few bites in a perfunctory manner. Then he said he was in a hurry and left first.

His relationship with the rest of the crew wasn’t close and no one tried to keep him. Everyone said goodbye to him while thinking it was better not to see him again.

Lin Luoqing watched his back and smiled slowly. It seemed he was really upset based on the way he left so quickly. If he was upset then Lin Luoqing was happy.

Ma Bozhong finished filming. Shi Zheng was relieved and prepared to leave the crew.

He actually should’ve left a long time ago, but he was worried about Lin Luoqing. Thus, he continued to stay in the crew to help. It was just that he couldn’t get much money for helping, not to mention that Shi Zheng liked filming rather than doing set chores. Ma Bozhong was gone so he came to say goodbye to Lin Luoqing the next day.

“I am going to leave tomorrow so I wanted to come and talk to you.” He looked at Lin Luoqing with a smile.

Lin Luoqing was surprised. “So fast.”

“It isn’t that fast,” Shi Zheng replied. “Film well and I’ll see you again next time.”

Lin Luoqing heard this and laughed. Then he said, “How can you be so sure about fate? However, Brother Zheng, we can be fated if you want.”

Shi Zheng was puzzled.

Lin Luoqing asked him, “Brother Zheng, do you want to change entertainment companies?”

Shi Zheng was silent for a moment, unable to understand this sentence.

In the end, he chose to interpret this question according to the simplest understanding. In other words, Lin Luoqing was simply asking him.

He answered, “I thought about it but haven’t found a suitable one. I shouldn’t change companies for the time being.”

“Brother Zheng, what type of company do you think is suitable?” Lin Luoqing questioned him.

Shi Zheng smiled. “Luoqing, what do you want to say?”

“I want to say that if you want, you can come to Xingyi. I think Xingyi isn’t bad. Brother Zheng, what do you think?”

Shi Zheng had vaguely sensed the meaning from his words just now, but he was still shocked after hearing it. It felt as unreal as a pie falling from the sky.

He froze for a moment before telling Lin Luoqing, “Luoqing, you are a very good person and you are kind to me. That is why I naturally wanted to help you when I discovered that you were in danger. I don’t need you to repay me for this, especially since I didn’t really help. I’m not qualified to accept anything from you in return.”

“You think I am grateful to you and want to repay you with this?” Lin Luoqing looked at him and shook his head. “No, Brother Zheng, you are underestimating yourself. I think your acting skills are very good. That is why I want you to come to Xingyi.”

“Your acting and line skills were excellent. No matter in what aspect, you are outstanding. You just don’t have a good company supporting you. You used to lack opportunities like me in the past and weren’t seen by others. I saw you and want to give you this opportunity. Is there anything wrong with this?”

“Don’t you want a chance?” Lin Luoqing asked him. “Do you really want to play this type of unknown role for the rest of your life? You don’t want to, just like I didn’t want to. I asked myself more than once, ‘I am no worse than others. Why am I not receiving a chance?’ I was unwilling, so I agreed without hesitation when Xingyi came to sign me. Brother Zheng, aren’t you unwilling? Don’t you want to stand on stage with other people?”

“Now that you have a chance, Brother Wu is willing to sign you. You can be famous and play named roles. Isn’t that good? I think it is good.”

Shi Zheng heard this and felt overwhelmed.

How could he not want to? How could he be unwilling?

He was just an ordinary person and would feel envious, regretful, puzzled and underappreciated.

He naturally wanted a chance. He dreamed of being seen by a director or producer who discovered his value. He didn’t expect that the first person to bluntly and honestly say ‘I see you’ would be Lin Luoqing, who was younger than him.

Lin Luoqing really seemed to have seen him early, which was why Lin Luoqing pulled him to act together. This way, they would become closer and talk. Shi Zheng thought it was just to encourage and motivate him. He hadn’t expected that Lin Luoqing even planned to give him this so-called opportunity.

Shi Zheng was a bit excited and moved.

Lin Luoqing didn’t need a reply now, so he said, “You can think about it slowly after leaving. Just give me an answer within a week. However, Brother Zheng, you only live once. I hope you don’t give up on your inner choice because you feel embarrassed or something. If you feel embarrassed and grateful to me, you can win more awards in the future and support me, right? Friends help each other. I will help you this time and you help me next time. We are already friends. There is no need to be pretentious, right?”

Shi Zheng smiled and nodded. “Yes, we are indeed friends.”

“Really?” Lin Luoqing’s eyes curved.

He smiled with crooked eyebrows like a rainbow in the sky. This seemed to sweep away the haze and bring countless hopes and sunshine to people.

He was really the person with the best-looking smile that Shi Zheng had ever seen. There was no one more suitable for a sunny day.

Shi Zheng left while promising that he would think about it.

Lin Luoqing nodded. “I hope we can see each other often in the future.”

Shi Zheng smiled and didn’t say anything, but the balance in his heart kept tilting.

Starting with the departure of Ma Bozhong and Shi Zheng, the rest of the crew finished one after another. Wu Jia finished filming the last scene with Lin Luoqing and also acted all her scenes. She said goodbye to her role with the crew’s finale cake.

Immediately afterward, Su Ying also left.

For a while, the crew fell into the atmosphere of parting. In particular, Yao Momo saw her friends leaving and looked at Lin Luoqing with worry. “Teacher Xiao Lin, when are you finishing?”

Lin Luoqing looked at the schedule. There were three days left before he finished.

Yao Momo felt her vision darkening. “That is too fast. Teacher Xiao Li, I remember that you have a lot of scenes?”

Lin Luoqing didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. “It is quite a lot. It is more than the second female lead Su Ying. Isn’t that a lot?”

Yao Momo sighed. Lin Luoqing looked at her and patted her on the shoulder. The entire crew was almost finished and he would have to leave sooner or later. Even if it wasn’t three days later, it would be four days later. There were always partings in the world. Fortunately, everyone was in the same circle and there would be a chance to meet in the future.

“Jiayou,” he told Yao Momo. “You will have a good future.”

Yao Momo looked at him and laughed. “You too. Teacher Xiao Lin, you will definitely be popular. Really!”

“Then I will borrow your good words,” Lin Luoqing said with a smile.

On the seventh day after Shi Zheng left, he finally called Lin Luoqing. “Thank you, Luoqing. If Brother Wu is really willing then I will sign with Xingyi.”

Lin Luoqing was delighted. “He is naturally willing. He has been nagging me these days about why you haven’t replied yet. I will tell him later.”

For the time being, Lin Luoqing didn’t want him to know the true relationship between Lin Luoqing and Ji Yuxiao. He could only use the banner of Wu Xinyuan’s role as an agent to let Wu Xinyuan sign him.

Shi Zheng heard this and explained, “I went to borrow some money, so I delayed it a bit.”

He said, “I am grateful that you and Brother Wu can help me sign with a company like Xingyi. However, my contract with the current company hasn’t expired. If I want to leave, I have to pay the breach of contract penalty. I don’t want you to be responsible for this and I plan to pay this money myself. Therefore, I went to borrow some money from my friends. I don’t have much fame so if I say that I want to terminate the contract and leave, the company won’t keep me or make me pay too much money. If Brother Wu comes, the company will see that he is an agent of Xingyi and is bound to play tricks to ask for more money. That is why I will do it.”

In the end, Shi Zheng was still a bit worried about his future.

He was worried that Xingyi would give him the money for the breach of contract penalty but he wouldn’t be able to make much money for Xingyi. Then Lin Luoqing, the referrer, would inevitably receive the dissatisfaction of the boss.

Lin Luoqing wanted to help him but he didn’t want Lin Luoqing to be hurt because of him. This was why he was willing to terminate the contract first himself to not make it difficult for Lin Luoqing in the future.

Lin Luoqing hadn’t expected him to even think of this and felt that he was a really careful and serious person.

“Okay,” he said. “Then wait a bit. I have three days left before I finish on my side. Then Brother Wu will return to the company. I will let him go to you and take you to Xingyi.”

“Yes,” Shi Zheng replied. “Don’t worry and film well. Filming is more important.”

“By the way, don’t you have Brother Wu added on WeChat? You can first talk on WeChat or call to discuss the signing of the contract first. This way, you just need to sign the contract when you go to the company.


Lin Luoqing was happy. “We will be colleagues in the future.”

“Yes. Luoqing, please give me advice.”

Lin Luoqing chuckled. “Brother Zheng, based on seniority, aren’t I considered your little senior brother?”

Shi Zheng, “……”

Why didn’t he see before that Lin Luoqing was so naughty?

“Forget it,” Shi Zheng said helplessly. “Little senior brother, film well. I have something to do and I’m hanging up first.”

“Uhuh, you are busy, junior brother.”

Shi Zheng, “……”

Shi Zheng laughed, quite tolerant of this person.

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2 months ago

jajajajaja we love naughty Luoqing

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