Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
While eating breakfast together, Nan HuaiLin vaguely felt that Fei Cheng was acting a bit strange. He blushed slightly, his eyes were averted, and he didn’t say anything.
The two of them finished eating quietly, and Fei Cheng went to the office while Nan HuaiLin did the housework at home. He went to clean up Fei Cheng’s room first, and saw the underwear thrown on the floor. When he bent down to pick it up, he felt a dried mark. Of course he knew what it was, and he blushed silently. No wonder Fei Cheng was acting weird when he ate his breakfast.
Nan HuaiLin laughed again, inexplicably feeling that Fei Cheng was a bit innocent. Like a teenager who had just entered puberty.
It was only ten o’clock in the morning when he finished his chores.
Nan HuaiLin called Shan Mingen and asked to meet at the office. However, Shan Mingen said she had a meeting in the morning and asked him to meet her there at 2 p.m.
Nan HuaiLin had nothing else to do, so he went to his original apartment, called a courier and sent away the things sold on Idle Fish. Then he went to the management office to get out of the lease. The manager returned his deposit and half a month’s rent, and Nan HuaiLin handed back the keys. He left the place where he had lived for almost a year with only a small potted plant that he had kept for a long time, although he did not know the name of it.
When he returned to his new home, Nan HuaiLin put the potted plant on the balcony of his bedroom, casually fixed his lunch, and then lounged on the sofa in the living room to play with his phone.
He downloaded an app called Jinjiang Literature City, searched for the original novel Star Country and started reading it.
When he was in high school, he was addicted to reading novels. After he went to college, he started catching up on American dramas and brushing up on film, so he hadn’t read a novel in a long time.
The author’s writing was good. Still, the key was that the story was particularly strong, very compelling. He bought all the VIP chapters in one breath, then glanced at the time and saw it was already 1:30 p.m. so he got busy changing his clothes to go out.
It was only a ten minute walk to the company.
After knocking on the door and entering Shan Mingen’s office, Nan HuaiLin took a seat and then took the initiative to ask, “Sister Shan, is there any news on Star Country?”
“I also want to talk to you about that,” Shan Mingen said pleasantly, a 180 degree change in attitude compared to when they last met. “I received a call from the crew this morning, saying that the contract will be signed tomorrow, and the opening ceremony will be held next Monday. Then the shooting will officially start.”
Nan HuaiLin’s heart was overjoyed, but his face was silent and calm.
Shan Mingen found a thick pile of bound A4 paper in the pile of documents on the table and handed it over, “This is the script that was sent to me before. You should take the time to figure out the role and memorize the lines. The number two male’s lines are very large.”
Nan HuaiLin looked at the two big words on the cover, Star Country and felt his heart trembling.
Shan Mingen picked up her phone and called someone, “Xiao Zhu, come to my office.” After hanging up the phone, she looked at Nan HuaiLin from head to toe and said, “Your hair is a bit long, you need to cut it. Do you have something you can wear to the conference?”
Nan HuaiLin shook his head.
He had no need to wear formal clothes, so he never bought any.
There was a knock on the office door, and a girl came in, smiling and greeting Shan Mingen.
Shan Mingen said, “Xiao Nan, from now on Xiao Zhu will be your assistant, just give her an account of what you want to do. I will give you a car as soon as possible, so that it’s convenient for you to get around.”
Nan HuaiLin was flattered, he had never thought that an eighteenth-ranked person, like himself, could ever have an assistant.
Shan Mingen looked at Xiao Zhu, “You can take him to get a haircut later and to the mall to buy two sets of formal clothes. Then you can get off work.”
Xiao Zhu nodded and said, “Okay.”
Shan Mingen turned to Nan HuaiLin, “By the way, there’s one more thing. The company is going to do an artist cleansing, and it will be in the form of auditions. All the artists who are not well-known will have to participate. I will send you the details on WeChat, so you should prepare well.”
Nan HuaiLin, who had long gotten the first-hand news from Fei Cheng, nodded with confidence and left Shan Mingen’s office with Xiao Zhu.
“My name is Man Tianzhu, ‘Man’ of happiness and beauty, and the ‘Tianzhu’ of geranium. Everyone calls me Xiao Zhu.” Man Tianzhu said with a smile. She had a cute doll face, with smiling eyes that curved into crescents. She had the look of an energetic girl, someone people couldn’t help but have good feelings for.
Nan HuaiLin also introduced himself, and the two of them took the elevator downstairs.
Man Tianzhu said, “You look quite young. Are you a recent graduate?”
“I graduated almost a year ago,” Nan HuaiLin said. “I’ll be twenty-three soon.”
“Then I’m three years older than you, twenty-six.” Man Tianzhu said with a smile.
Nan HuaiLin was surprised. Man Tianzhu looked like a high school student, so he didn’t expect her to be older than him.
The two first went to the barber shop for him to get a new haircut, and then they went to the mall to buy two outfits.
Nan HuaiLin had a good figure, he was like a clothes hanger. He looked good in everything he wore, so the clothes were easy to buy.
After finishing, Nan HuaiLin invited Man Tianzhu to dinner.
The two people were both cheerful and lively, so they got along very well. After only half a day’s work, they had turned from strangers to half friends.
Halfway through the meal, Nan HuaiLin’s cell phone rang.
The phone was placed on the table, and Man Tianzhu saw the caller ID with her eyes.
Nan HuaiLin picked up the phone and answered it, “Hello?”
Fei Cheng asked on the other side, “Where are you?”
Nan HuaiLin said, “I’m eating out.”
Fei Cheng then asked, “What about me?”
Nan HuaiLin didn’t understand for a moment, “…What do you mean?”
Fei Cheng said aggressively, “I’m still hungry and waiting for you to feed me.”
Nan HuaiLin laughed. “I’ll be done eating soon. Should I pack some for you, or go back and make it?”
“Pack it,” Fei Cheng said. “You just watch the order.”
“Okay, I’ll make sure you have it in your mouth within half an hour.”
After hanging up the phone, Nan HuaiLin beckoned the waiter, ordered two meat and one vegetable, and told him to make it quickly. Only after the waiter left did Man Tianzhu say, “Boyfriend?”
“No, you misunderstood,” Nan HuaiLin said. “It’s a roommate who shares an apartment with me.”
Man Tianzhu was relieved and then asked, “So do you have a boyfriend?”
Nan HuaiLin shook his head. “No.”
“That’s good,” Man Tianzhu said. “You’re just starting out in your career, so it’s best not to fall in love.”
“Mn,” Nan HuaiLin bowed his head. “I have no intention of falling in love either.”
Man Tianzhu was keenly aware of the subtle change in his mood, but she didn’t say anything more. She was just a small assistant, she knew what to say and what not to say.
When Nan HuaiLin returned home with the food, Fei Cheng had just come out of the shower. He was wearing a pair of boxers on the bottom and nothing on top, revealing his beautiful eight-pack abs and mermaid line. The undried water droplets snaked down the grooves between the muscles and slid into the out-of-reach places.
Anyone who saw such a beautiful body, comparable to GQ male models, would not be able to help salivating. Not to mention, Nan HuaiLin was also a gay man who liked men. Although he did not have any desire for Fei Cheng, it was always nice to enjoy the show for free.
“Let’s eat. Eat,” Nan HuaiLin said.
“I’m starving to death.” Fei Cheng followed Nan HuaiLin’s ass into the dining room.
Nan HuaiLin took out the lunch boxes one by one, uncovered them and placed them in front of Fei Cheng. He tore off the packaging of the disposable chopsticks and handed them to Fei Cheng, saying, “Please eat, Mr. Fei.”
Fei Cheng cocked one corner of his mouth and asked, “Who did you have dinner with?”
Nan HuaiLin sat across from him with his hands on his cheeks on the dining table, his eyes hovering on the perfect pectoral muscles, which felt similar to an American model’s chest. Hearing Fei Cheng’s question, Nan HuaiLin forced himself to move his eyes to his face and said, “My manager arranged an assistant for me, and since we were meeting for the first time, I thought I should treat them to a meal to show my appreciation, so I had dinner with them.”
“Male or female?” Fei Cheng asked.
“Female,” Nan HuaiLin said. “A very cute looking young lady.”
Fei Cheng nodded, “That’s good.”
Nan HuaiLin got up and poured two glasses of water. One for Fei Cheng, and one for himself.
“I got the role of the second male character in Star Country,” Nan HuaiLin said, trying not to sound too smug. “Sister Shan said that filming will start next week, so I might not be able to cook for you every day then, sorry.”
“I’ll eat out just the same,” Fei Cheng said. “It’s okay.”
Nan HuaiLin added, “When I get paid for the film, I can share the rent with you.” He suddenly thought of something. He took out a card from his wallet and put it in front of Fei Cheng, “I’ll give this back to you. I didn’t touch the money in it, and I transferred two thousand dollars for rent.”
Fei Cheng directly pushed the card back and said, “You keep it, just swipe it when you buy groceries or something.”
Nan HuaiLin hesitated for a few seconds. “Oh,” and then asked in passing. “How much money is in it?”
Fei Cheng said, “More than eight hundred thousand.”
Nan HuaiLin, “!!!”
Let him take a card of more than eight hundred thousand dollars to buy food? What’s wrong with him?
Nan HuaiLin was going to drink some water to calm down, and just as he took a sip, he heard Fei Cheng say, “Later my brother will come to visit…”
“Pfft!” Nan HuaiLin squirted out a mouthful of water, spraying Fei Cheng across the face.
Fei Cheng, “…”
“Sorry, sorry, sorry!” Nan HuaiLin hurriedly took a tissue to wipe Fei Cheng’s face and chest.
Fei Cheng was so excited by his wiping, that he felt like he was going to get hard. Thus, he took the tissue and wiped it off himself. While using his arm to block him, he said, with a funny face, “My brother is just visiting, why are you so excited?”
Nan HuaiLin was a bit distracted. He was worried that Fei Cheng would notice this strange appearance, so he dragged Fei Cheng up and pushed him out. “You hurry to wash up. I can’t eat this dish, so I’ll give it to you instead.”
Fei Cheng wanted to say he didn’t mind, but he didn’t feel like it, so he let him.
After a brief shower, Fei Cheng put on his clothes and came out to find Nan HuaiLin gone and a bowl of pickled beef noodles on the dining table that hadn’t become soggy.
Fei Cheng was a little confused. Was this for him to eat?
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