They had been filming the scene for a whole day. When it was finally finished in the evening, everyone was exhausted.
It was the first day of shooting, they had not adjusted to it, so there was no work at night.
Although Bai Qingquan was very tired, he stopped to say hello when he saw his fans on his way to the hotel.
“Brother, we've been waiting for you all day.”
The fans didn't have one proper meal but only water and bread just so they wouldn’t miss it when their idol came out.
Bai Qingquan said with a smile, “Thank you for waiting for me.”
“You must be exhausted by all the work!”
“Here are our presents for you!”
“Can I have you signature?”
A group of little girls, chirping and cheering. Shen Jintai sat in the car, passed by them. Through the window he looked at Bai Qingquan took photos with fans gently and patiently in the night.
“We’ll just took a look at where you live, and we'll head back.” Said Mrs. Yan.
“No dinner?” Yan Yaoxuan asked
“I mean after dinner.” Mrs. Yan said: “I also invited director Guo and others. The rooms are all reserved. How can we go before dinner?”
Shen Jintai knew that this was all about paving his way. He had been alone in the entertainment industry for a long time. For the first time, he felt the happiness of protected by others. He was moved.
“Thank you, auntie.”
Mrs. Yan looked at him with a smile and said: “I was abroad and couldn’t be there when you first filmed. Today is the first time I visit the shooting site to see you. You did a wonderful job.”
“I didn't say a line today. How can you tell?” Shen Jintai said with a smile.
“You just stood there and I felt like you’re a different person.”
“The photographer is very great. He has won the prize. His camera shot is very beautiful. It seems that director Guo was also a photographer.” Yan Yaoxuan said.
“How do you know all these?”
“I did my research.” Yan Yaoxuan sounded a little excited. When he looked at Shen Jintai, there were admiration coming out of his eyes. And if Shen Jintai looked at him, he’d avoid eye contact.
Yan Yaoxuan only knew that Shen Jintai was dazzling when he was on the stage as himself, but didn't expect that when Shen acted as someone else, he was more charming.
Mrs. Yan invited the whole cast and crew for dinner, but only the directors, writers, producers and photographers was in private rooms. Even Yang Lizhi and Bai Qingquan were arranged with all the other actors and actresses.
Yang Lizhi politely declined, saying that she was too tired.
“Do you wanna go?” Weige asked Bai Qingquan.
Bai Qingquan was playing his fingernails and asked: “I’m not arranged to the main table?”
“No.” said Weige
“Do you think Mrs. Yan doesn't like me? Although she was smiling, I’m having the feeling that she looked at me in a strange way.”
“You're her son's money spinner. How could she not like you?” Weige said: “Look at yourself. You look great and and you’re a nice person. Who doesn’t like you?”
“Shen Jintai. He hates me so much. He has such a good relationship with Mrs. Yan. I don't know how many bad things he said behind my back.”
The voice just fell, Shen Jintai knocked on the door.
Shen Jintai, wearing a loose T-shirt and a baseball cap, came in smiling and said: “Qingquan, why haven't you come down for dinner? Let's go.”
Bai Qingquan said with a smile: “I'm a little tired, so...”
“No matter how tired you are, you can’t skip meals.” Shen Jintai said: “Let's go. We can also talk about our scene that’ll be shot tomorrow.”
Did that mean he get to sit at the main table?
Bai Qingquan stood up and said: “OK.”
The tone of “OK” was a little childish and a little cute.
Bai Qingquan had just washed off his makeup. The plain face was still watery and glossy. The two men and Weige stepped into the elevator. He asked Shen Jintai: “Which brand of lipstick do you use? It looks very nice.”
The color was between the color of tomato and maple leaf, the freshness was just perfect. For men, it was not too bright, but clean and natural, didn’t look like he was wearing lipstick.
“You mean back in the shooting?”
“I mean right now.”
“I’m not wearing lipstick.”
Bai Qingquan turned to look at Shen Jintai and looked closely. Shen Jintai smiled and wiped his lips.
Finally, he got to experience the joy of beauty for the first time.
“Look.” He said softly, showing it to Bai Qingquan.
Bai Qingquan was stunned for a moment and said: “This is your original lip color?”
Shen Jintai used to like wearing exaggerated make-up so much. He was doubting whether his memory had been messed up. He remembered that on the talent show, Shen Jintai's lip color was dim without lipstick.
“I've been nurturing my health lately.” Shen Jintai said.
Bai Qingquan pursed his lips: “I've been busy recently. My lips have been very dry. I thought you had any good lipstick to recommend.”
Shen Jintai chuckled.
Weige was there, confused.
The dialogue between the two people was not like rivals’, but rather like good friends talking about make-up. The atmosphere was eerily harmonious.
Suddenly, he felt that it’d be good if these two could become really good friends.
He was thinking, and saw Bai Qingquan turned around and rolled his eyes.
Well, he was wrong.
The meal was very pleasant, but Mrs. Yan and Yan Yaoxuan were still a little unhappy.
Mrs. Yan was unhappy because she thought Shen Jintai really likes that Bai Qingquan.
She remembered that Shen Jintai told her at her birthday party that he didn't like Yan Qiuchi anymore and he liked Bai Qingquan.
She thought it was a tactic, but she didn't expect that Shen Jintai seemed to really like Bai. When he and Bai Qingquan were sitting together, Shen was quiet, calm, gentle and very well-mannered.
Was that the Shen Jintai who used to have bad temper?
Yan Yaoxuan was even more unhappy.
His was so upset. There was his brother, and now Bai Qingquan.
He never thought that he’d envy a beautiful man like Bai Qingquan. He had been working out for the past two years and wanted to be manly, like his bigger brother.
“This Bai Qingquan seems to have a good temper.” Said Mrs. Yan.
“He does.” Shen Jintai said: “And also good-looking and innocent.”
“There is nothing innocent in the entertainment industry. Who’d go after fame and wealth if innocent?” Yan Yaoxuan said.
Mrs. Yan gave him a look.
Yan Yaoxuan hurriedly said to Shen Jintai: “I don't mean you, I...”
Her little son was really naive and not so smart since childhood, not like his brother!
Shen Jintai said with a smile: “I know.”
He opened the door and said: “Come in.”
Mrs. Yan and Yan Yaoxuan went into the hotel room. Mrs. Yan looked around and said: “It's OK. It's better than I think.”
“Mom, stop pretending.” Yan Yaoxuan said to Shen Jintai: “My mom gave set order to my brother, saying that she wants the best room for you.”
“No wonder.” Shen Jintai said: “I was thinking why arrange me such a good room. I thought others’ the same.”
Mrs. Yan said with a smile: “This is not good. Although it's a five-star, it's far worse than outside. But there's no other way. The general conditions of the hotels here are not good. You can make do with it. How can we not treat our family with the best when we invested in the play?”
It's more than two hours' drive from there to the city. It was late. Mrs. Yan and her son were going back.
Mrs. Yan seldom got so tired that she bathed and went to bed as soon as she got home. Yan Yaoxuan went up to the third floor, stopped when passing Shen Jintai's room, hesitated for a while at the door and went in.
The servants had already arranged the room, which was neat and tidy. He sat by the bed for a while, then went to the wardrobe and opened it.
The wardrobe was empty. All the clothes had been taken away.
No one knew what he wanted to see.
His brother's coat? Or Shen Jintai's thong.