All of the crew gathered around all at a once. Shen Jintai was dizzy for a while. He opened his eyes and saw Bai Qingquan's face.
In a trance, he could hardly distinguish the reality from the play. He felt like that he had become Li Xu. If not so, why would the second prince Zhou Jing be standing in front of him.
He grabbed Bai’s hand and held it firmly. Then he heard Bai Qingquan call him: “Shen Jintai."
Shen Jintai took some time to understand the situation. When he came back to his senses, he waved his hand and said: “I’m fine, I’m fine.”
He stood up with Bai Qingquan's help. The people around him watched him nervously.
“He has a fever.” Bai Qingquan said to director Guo.
“Are you ok?” Guo said: “I was wondering why your face was so red.”
His face was red, but his eyes’ focus was wandering. Shen Jintai’s eyes were the brightest. Director Guo loved his eyes, they had stories hidden in them.
Fainting in public is not something to be happy about. Shen Jintai was embarrassed.
After a few minutes, he was much better. Xiao Tang and Li Meilan came to take him to the hospital.
“I’m so freaked out.” Li Meilan said: “We want fame, but health is always the first priority. At the beginning, we fought on our own only because of freedom, right? What was Xiao Tang thinking? She didn’t tell me that you’re sick.”
Shen Jintai, lying in the car, said: “It’s just a fever, not a big deal. I've already taken the medicine, who knows it didn't work.”
When they arrived at the hospital, they found out that Shen’s temperature was near forty degrees Celsius.
The doctor said an infusion was necessary.
Li Meilan went out to call the cast. Just after a few words, she saw a familiar man with a pair of sunglasses coming with a basket of fruits, followed by a middle-aged man, with great style.
It was the founder of the monsoon entertainment, Ji Fengxing.
Ji Fengxing gestured, and Tian Wenwen hurriedly handed the basket to him. Ji Fengxing held it in his hand and greeted Li Meilan.
When Shen Jintai heard the voice outside, he looked up and saw Li Meilan leading Ji Fengxing in.
He immediately sat up. Ji Fengxing waved his hand and said: “Lie down. I heard that you are ill, so I thought I’d drop by and have a look.”
Although he knew that monsoon entertainment had always wanted to sign him, but Shen Jintai was still moved by sincerity represented by Ji Fengxing’s visit in person, and Ji came so fast.
He was very emotional.
Sometimes sincerity is more important than ability.
As expected, Ji Fengxing held out his hand after a few words. Tian Wenwen immediately took out a stack of materials from his bag. Ji Fengxing handed them over: “Maybe you are still not satisfied with our last offer. I asked them to make a new one. Have a look. Frankly speaking, this is my best offer.”
“This is the first time our company has made such an exception.” Tian Wenwen said.
“Thank you, Mr. Ji.” Shen Jintai took it and said: “I’ll definitely think about it seriously.”
“I've heard that sunshine media is also making moves and wants to sign you.” Ji Fengxing smiled and said: “Signing with a company is a big thing. You should spend some time thinking about it. But still, I want to say to you that if you come to our company, you would get the best things. In sunshine media, there was a Bai Qingquan who had the resources of sunshine media. He signed with sunshine media right after his debut, his position would be solid no matter what. Now HCEP is on fire, he would be even more popular. Though you are not similar to him, but you are of the same age. If you go to their company, there will be competition. It's better to come to me and be the privileged than to sunshine media and lose to Bai Qingquan.”
Ji Fengxing just left, Zhang Yuan from the sunshine media came with an offer.
Before Zhang Yuan left, he showed the contract terms to Gao Qiao.
Gao Qiao thought it was OK.
The terms were mediocre.
“Shen Jintai should be OK with this.” Gao Qiao said.
“I just want to make sure for the last time. Did Mr. Yan really inferred to keep the business the business?”
“You know it. Mr. Yan wanted to sign him long before. It was just he refused and wanted to do it all by himself.”
Zhang Yuan said: “Our company has such a promising future. In addition to Shen Jintai’s relationship with Mr. Yan, I think he’d say yes. Our offer is not bad.”
He was also very happy: “In fact, if Shen Jintai could sign with us, our company would be thriving this time.”
Bai Qingquan and Shen Jintai cast the same play was already shocking enough.
If they sign with the same company, it’d be even more shocking.
What's more, these two were totally two different types, but they could set off huge waves in the entertainment industry.
The more he thought about it, the more excited Zhang Yuan was. He bought a bouquet of flowers and knocked on the door of Shen Jintai ward.
Li Meilan came to the door and was stunned when she saw him.
“Hello, I'm Zhang Yuan from sunshine media.” said Zhang Yuan with a smile
Zhang Yuan was famous in the industry, of course Li Meilan knew him.
What was going on? Shen Jintai fainted and all the good things happened. Ji Fengxing just left and the next second came the sunshine media.
She said with a smile: “Please come in.”
After Zhang Yuan set out, Gao Qiao sent a message to Yan Qiuchi, saying: “Zhang Yuan set out.”
Yan Qiuchi replied with nothing but a “OK”.
Gao Qiao was a little nervous.
He wanted to sign Shen Jintai, but was also afraid of signing Shen Jintai.
He remembered last year, when Shen Jintai chased their Mr. Yan and went straight to the front of the car. He was crazy.
Yan Qiuchi had manners. He was very considerate in public. He never embarrassed Shen Jintai. And that was the kind of situation where the assistant steps out.
What the boss couldn't do, he did. He pulled Shen Jintai's arm to stop it.
As a result, Shen Jintai slapped him directly.
Shen Jintai was crazy. He told Gao Qiao to fuck off.
Gao Qiao really hated him, but he couldn't do anything about him.
They were born unequal. Shen Jintai could slap him, but he couldn't slap back.
Fortunately, Yan stood up for him. And for the first time, he embarrassed Shen Jintai in public.
That time, it turned into a very big thing. The paparazzi caught it and it made the headlines.
Yan Qiuchi was a gentleman outside. No matter who he met, he would be very polite. He didn't talk much, but he had clear attitudes towards everyone. Shen Jintai was paranoid and willful. The best way to deal with this kind of person was to ignore them.
He knew that Yan Qiuchi did that mainly to support him.
He worked for Yan Qiuchi and when he was bullied, Yan Qiuchi stood up for him. It was the best relationship between employees and the boss.
He is a child from a poor family. He went to a university thanks to Yan's poverty support fund and graduated from a famous university. He could have had a better place to be. But when he heard that Yan’s Family established sunshine media, he came to repay the kindness without hesitation.
He worked for Yan Qiuchi, so to speak, with Yan Qiuchi and the sunshine media to this day.
Yan Qiuchi usually didn’t chat with him, but Yan was very good to him and attached great importance to him. The title of the boss’ assistant might not be cool, but he had real power.
He thought it was not easy for Yan Qiuchi. To the outsiders, Yan Qiuchi became a boss at such a young age, his family was rich and his dad was Yan Tiefeng, everything must be easy for him. But he knew the pressure Yan Qiuchi had been bearing.
In his twenties, he was in charge of the livelihood of hundreds of families. Yan Qiuchi was very busy. He devoted almost all his time to work and could rest for only days in a year.
Good enough and hard-working enough.
Yan Qiuchi was 25 and still had no romantic relationships. Not just public relationships, he even had no secret relationships. Gao Qiao knew it so well, he followed Yan Qiuchi every day.
If everyone is a fan of something, he was the fan of only Yan Qiuchi.
Yan Qiuchi was soooooo excellent!
Handsome, tall, good family background, highly educated, self-cultivation and pure. Such a person got involved in scandals because of Shen Jintai.
Try imagining your favorite star’s fame got robbed by another little star who was not worthy in any other aspect!
Just leave him alone!
Thinking of “no one deserves my perfect idol”, Gao Qiao had no good feelings for anyone who throws themselves on Yan Qiuchi.
If Shen Jintai came to their sunshine media, he had to pay extra attention.
He thought it was time for it to settle, so he called Zhang Yuan
“Is it settled?”
Zhang Yuan replied: “No.”
Gao Qiao was surprised: “What did he ask for?”
“He signed with monsoon entertainment.”
Gap Qiao froze for a moment, his heart was pounding.
Monsoon entertainment, their rival.
For a while, his mind was a bit confused. The old Shen Jintai popped up in his head, then the current Shen Jintai. They couldn't overlap with each other and created a double vision, so that he couldn't see clearly.
“What to do?” Zhang Yuan said: “Do we report to Mr. Yan? We really were late. Ji Fengxing was earlier than us. He won.”
“Let me talk to Mr. Yan.” Gao Qiao said.
After hanging up, he was silent for a while, then called Yan Qiuchi.
“Shen Jintai signed with monsoon entertainment.” He said.
The other end of the phone was silent for a while. Yan Qiuchi's voice was still the same. He said: “I see.”
“It was my fault.” said Gao Qiao: “I thought it would be easy, so Zhang and I…
Gao Qiao's voice was a little nervous, saying: “Mr. Yan, I…It seems that I’ve brought my personal feelings to work again.”
It's really hard to distinguish between business and personal affairs.
He was really impressed by Shen Jintai.
Shen Jintai loves crazily when he was in love, but he could also move on decisively.
It was really impressive. On the contrary, it was Gao Qiao’s vision which was too narrow.
Shen Jintai was lying on the hospital bed, reading the contract details one by one.
Li Meilan asked: “Have you decided?”
Shen Jintai nodded.
From the perspective of an actor, he actually wanted to sign for sunshine media.
However, if he goes to sunshine media, then he and Bai Qingquan would be competitors. There are subtle differences between competitors of different companies and competitors of the same company. He got a hunch that if he chose sunshine media, Bai Qingquan wouldn’t be happy.
Besides, there was a Yan Qiuchi.
If he chose sunshine media, Yan Qiuchi, people around Yan Qiuchi, even the netizens, especially his fans, would think that his love for Yan Qiuchi was not dead.
His image would be ruined. Fame would be beyond his reach and he’d probably lose all his fans.
Therefore, monsoon entertainment was the best choice.
Not to mention monsoon entertainment’s terms, the relationship between monsoon entertainment and sunshine media also affected his decision.
He wanted to be the best of monsoon entertainment and compete with Bai Qingquan, the best of sunshine media, to see who could stand on the top.
After the infusion, the temperature was down. Li Meilan and Xiao Tang sent him back to the hotel to rest. They got off the car in the underground parking lot. And when Shen was about to step in the elevator, he heard someone calling: “Shen Jintai.”
A familiar voice.
Shen Jintai turned around in his coat and saw Yan Qiuchi getting off a car.
Li Meilan and Xiao Tang were stunned when they saw Yan Qiuchi.
Li Meilan was really shocked.
Really? Yan Qiuchi came to negotiate in person?!
Were all the rumors she heard about Shen Jintai and Yan Qiuchi wrong?!
“Mr. Yan.” She greeted.
Yan Qiuchi nodded and walked directly to Shen Jintai.
Shen Jintai put on his coat and looked at Yan Qiuchi.
“If you turned down sunshine media’s offer because of me,” Yan Qiuchi said directly: “I can tell you that I don’t involve personal feelings into business. I wanted to sign you before, and I haven't changed my idea. I have no prejudice against you today, and I really appreciate your business ability.”
Shen Jintai was stunned for a moment, then smiled and said: “I did turn down the offer because of you, but it was because I think it might be better for my future, not because I was worried that you can’t treat me fairly.”
Shen Jintai looked a bit haggard because of the sickness. When he smiled, he was unbelievably tender. His eyes are sincere and clear.
“I don’t feel the same way for you as before, I believe you are the same, aren’t you?"
Shen Jintai then reached out.
Yan Qiuchi took his hand.
Shen Jintai's hands were cold, but Yan Qiuchi's were warm.
After the hand shake, Yan Qiuchi put his hand into his pocket and asked: “Have you made up your mind?”
“Well,” Shen Jintai said with a smile: “your company has a Bai Qingquan, and I, no matter which company or field, I want to be the number one.”
Yan Qiuchi smiled.
This is the first time he saw Yan Qiuchi smile.
It was very good-looking. People who don't smile often looked very charming when they suddenly smile.
Yan Qiuchi said: “I really have faith in you.”
It felt like everything is possible with him.
After Yan Qiuchi left, Li Meilan finally took a deep breath. She entered the elevator and said: “God, I somehow feel so excited.”
“I'm a little moved.” said Xiao Tang.
Shen Jintai asked with a smile, “Because of what I used to do?”
“This is good.” Xiao Tang said: “You are so excellent, so many people like you, why should you make yourself so cheap?”
Only when you cherish yourself can others love you.
After the illness and the conversation with Yan Qiuchi, Shen Jintai was very moved. When he returned to the hotel, he opened the wardrobe and took out Yan Qiuchi's coat.
People change. Shen couldn’t understand the old him anymore.
He threw his thong into the garbage can, picked up Yan Qiuchi's coat, thought about it, and called Xiao Tang.
The next morning, Yan Qiuchi received a coat.
The coat that disappeared from his bed. He vaguely remembered that Shen Jintai had took it, and he was almost forgot it.
The coat had been washed and ironed smoothly. There was a piece of paper on it.
“Sorry for who I was. I was too young to understand how to love people. Anyway, the old Shen Jintai is dead, what happened before will never happen again. I hope we can find out right persons one day. Shen Jintai.”
Yan Qiuchi folded the note and looked at his coat.
He thought about it and put that little note in the chest pocket of the coat, then he hung it in the wardrobe.
He lit a smoke, which he seldom did, and looked at the sun rise in the autumn morning. The golden sun shone on a pool of water, on which was the reflection of a pavilion.