The whole set was quiet.
It was not too much to say that everything fell silent.
From the time Xu Xinyi said she would teach Li Hanxing to act, it all happened in a flash. Three seconds ago, it was just a friendly exchange of acting skills. Three seconds later, a sharp sound was heard. Xu Xinyi had struck out with her hand neatly and now Li Hanxing had a terrible palm print on her face.
No one responded even after five seconds or so and Xu Xinyi lost patience. “Where’s the ice pack?”
“Coming!” How would the crew dare to delay? Someone quickly ran over with two ice packs in hand and gave Xu Xinyi one of them. He held the other ice pack uncertainly, not sure whether to hand it to Li Hanxing.
“I’m sorry, Miss Li. When I act it’s easy for me to slip into the role and become too immersed. Why didn’t you just dodge? My palms are delicate. But anyway, I didn’t have a good appetite today and I don’t have much strength to begin with so I don’t think it should have hurt you much to hit you in the face. “
Xu Xinyi carefully examined the redness and swelling on Li Hanxing’s face, “But… Miss Li, your face is too delicate. I just touched gently and it turned red. Come on, apply an ice pack.”
With that, she took the ice pack from the staff member’s hand and put it into Li Hanxing’s hand.
Li Hanxing had a burning pain on her cheek and held an ice pack in her hand. It was early winter and Xinyi didn’t know if it was too cold outside or the if ice pack in her hand was too cold, or maybe there was some other reason, but Li Hanxing was trembling all over.
Ever since the heroine role landed in Xu Xinyi’s hands, Li Hanxing had hated Xu Xinyi’s guts. She wondered why, even though she had joined the company at the same time as Xu Xinyi, but over the years the company never seemed care about her the way they cared about Xu Xinyi. When she desperately asked for roles the company would perfunctorily give her one or two unimportant roles and less fashionable endorsements. Meanwhile, Xu Xinyi was invited to one TV drama after another and she became more popular day by day.
One day she accidentally heard a rumor that Xu Xinyi had a backer behind her, which was why she was able to get so many good contracts again and again.
As if enlightened, Li Hanxing suddenly realized that in this entertainment industry that laughed at the poor but did not laugh at prostitutes, nothing mattered except one thing. Only money mattered.
Sure enough, after finding a backer for herself, the man was able to get the role of the heroine of “The Way of the Phoenix” for her and he was even willing to punish Xu Xinyi. But it turned out Xu Xinyi was so tough that she could successfully break away from Tianyu and escape the punishment.
After that, the role of the heroine once again fell into the hands of Xu Xinyi, and her backer refused to make an effort a second time for such a trifle.
She was chosen to play the third female, which for Li Hanxing, was just like falling from heaven to hell. She was full of anger and wanted to give Xu Xinyi a harsh lesson during their first scene together.
But before she could start teaching a lesson, she was slapped in the face. How could Li Hanxing bear it?
“You… You did that on purpose!”
Xu Xinyi took the handkerchief handed over by her assistant and wiped her hands nonchalantly. Then, looking shocked, she said, “How could I have done it on purpose? As I said just now, I was too immersed in the role. Don’t quibble about it so much.”
Don’t quibble about it? Li Hanxing had an impulse to go forward and tear up Xu Xinyi’s face.
She was the one who was beaten, but she was the one quibbling?
“Xu Xinyi! You are deceitful!”
Several staff members made up their minds to interfere and started persuading her to stop. “Take it easy, Miss Li, Sister Xinyi must not have done it on purpose!”
Xu Xinyi looked at her ferocious face and shrugged. “When you want to hit others, you are arrogant and domineering, but now you get so angry after taking a light slap. Li Hanxing, you have to learn to be as kind as I am.”
“Sister Xinyi, please stop talking, the director is watching!” A stressed out crew member murmured.
Xu Xinyi looked at Director Xu. She smiled and walked over, and said, “Director Xu, I’m sorry. I was too immersed while doing live teaching just now.”
Xu Siming coughed, lowered his voice and said, “Be more careful next time. If I see it in public, it’s not good if I don’t stop it.”
No director liked an actress who liked to kick up a fuss but had no skills.
Xu Siming had been in the entertainment industry for so many years, what was there that he had not seen before? For this sort of trifle he could turn a blind eye.
Xu Xinyi smiled, “I understand.”
Xu Siming glanced at Li Hanxing and spoke in a loud voice, “Hanxing, are you all right?”
Li Hanxing trembled with anger. How could she be alright? But as soon as she wanted to reply, she was interrupted by the director.
“Since you’re alright let’s move on. Makeup! Hanxing’s makeup needs to be retouched. And Hanxing, I know you aren’t feeling well so back and have a rest after shooting, okay?” With that, he shouted to the staff on set: “All departments get ready, let’s strive to pass in one take with this scene.”
The makeup artist was trembling when they came to fix Li Hanxing’s makeup and bravely reminded her, “Sister Hanxing, you… please don’t cry.”
Li Hanxing glared at the makeup artist.
Her assistant came over and whispered to Li Hanxing, “Sister Hanxing, don’t be angry. You know what kind of reputation Xu Xinyi has. When she acts like this it will only make the people in the crew hate her more. So many people were watching, so when this gets out it will only make her look worse. For now, let’s be magnanimous and let everyone see your good bearing.”
“But this anger**, I…”
“Sister Hanxing, is your anger important or your reputation important?” Seeing that there was no one around, the assistant leaned to Li Hanxing’s ear and said, “I made a video just now.”
This sentence succeeded in silencing Li Hanxing.
Yes, she had been climbing up all these years, just for the sake of being famous. She had already endured many things before. As long as she could be famous, she could swallow anything.
“Fine, I don’t want anything to do with her. For a domineering woman like her, we’ll see how she ends up.” Li Hanxing looked gloomily at Xu Xinyi who stood not far away, “Find an opportunity to spread the video later.”
“Hanxing, have you finished fixing your makeup yet?”
“It’s done!” Li Hanxing sunk all her anger to the bottom of his heart and put on a humble attitude and showed no sign of reluctance. “I’m sorry, Director Xu, I’ve wasted everyone’s time.”
“It’s all right. Now that you’ve fixed your makeup, Xinyi, you two go and try to pass the scene in one take.”
Xu Xinyi returned to the set with a smile.
With Director Xu’s call, the shooting started again.
This time, Li Hanxing could be said to have learned half of the essence of Xu Xinyi, and her face, twisted like a vicious woman, was much better than before. Finally, Li Hanxing expended all of her patience and, while gnashing her teeth, she slapped Xu Xinyi gently like an autumn breeze, leaving no trace on Xu Xinyi’s skin.
Li Hanxing recovered slowly and slowly put away the bitter face of a vicious woman. She compared things from before and after this scene and felt her character was shown to be superior. This incident made Xu Xinyi look really arrogant and full of contempt.
At least, in the eyes of those fresh meats who had not yet come into contact with Xu Xinyi, she should have already been classified as someone not to offend or get close to.
“Teacher Han, you have three night scenes to shoot this evening. You may need to work harder tonight.”
Han Xiao nodded to the attendant who came to inform him.
“Han Xiao, what do you think of what happened just now?” The person who spoke was Han Xiao’s agent, who was about the same age as Han Xiao.
Han Xian had watched the storm as if it had nothing to do with him. He glanced over at Xu Xinyi, who sat in a chair reading the script intently, with his deep eyes, but his gaze only lingered for a second before he withdrew his eyes coldly. “It has nothing to do with me.”
Outside the set, the on-site director was reading out the people in tonight’s group one by one. “Raise your hand if I call your name from this list. Let me have a look.”
The on-site director glanced at the performer that raised his hand. He was tall enough and his facial features were correct. He ticked his name on the personnel list.
Suddenly several people walked off the set surrounding an actor.
“Director Zheng, what are you up to?”
The on-site director, surnamed Zheng, heard someone call his name and looked up. It turned out to be the actor who played the fourth male lead. “Teacher Han has three scenes in the evening and needs several people from this group to show their faces. I’m reconfirming them here.”
The male star smiled and was about to leave. But out of the corner of his eye, he saw a man who stood out from the crowd. His eyes were too dim and lifeless so he stood out. At first glance, the man looked familiar but he couldn’t remember who he was or where he had seen him.
After thinking about it, he whispered a few words into Director Zheng’s ear and pointed out the man who stood out from the crowd.
Director Zheng also looked over, frowned slightly, thought about it, and finally nodded, “OK.”
He walked over to the man and asked him, “What’s your name?”
Director Zheng found Jiang Nian’s name on the list and crossed it off.
“Alright, that’s enough for tonight. The rest of you go home first.” With that, Director Zheng led the group of extras back to the crew.
Jiang Nian stood under the mottled shadows of a tree and silently watched them leave.
Xu Xinyi, as the heroine, had scenes almost all day, and tonight she had two scenes with Han Xiao.
“Xinyi, have you memorized the lines for the eighteenth scene?”
Xu Xinyi had almost memorized the whole script and nodded immediately, “Yes.”
Xu Siming nodded. “That’s good.”
“What’s the matter?”
“Something has happened,” Director Xu said succinctly. “Today’s scene between you and Han Xiao has been changed. We’ll shoot the eighteenth scene. I’ll give you and Han Xiao ten minutes to shoot the scene. Can you go straight to it?”
“Now you have nine minutes left.”
Xu Xinyi: “…” It was still the familiar Xu Siming.
Thanks to her skills and good memory, she was able to reply to all kinds of sudden requests from Xu Siming. If she had been changed to someone else, that person probably would have been scolded to tears a long time ago.
She opened the script to briefly re-familiarize herself with scene eighteen.
“Sister Xinyi, do you need a stand-in for the next scene? Your stand-in…”
Xu Xinyi’s mind was fully on the script, she impatiently replied: “What stunt are we doing that needs a stand-in ah~?”
“OK, I understand.”
Han Xiao glanced at her and before going back to the script.
After the crew member left, Xu Xinyi’s stunned eyes fell on the last line of scene eighteen: affectionate kiss.
…there was a show in the afternoon and now another one in the evening, so exciting.
Was it really good to get straight to the point like this from the very beginning?
Nine minutes later, the two had walked through the scene, except for the ‘affectionate kiss’ at the end.
In the face of such a handsome guy, Xu Xinyi was actually quite embarrassed.
“Ah… Teacher Han, for that last kiss, why don’t we borrow a place to practice it? “
Han Xiao looked at the script calmly and said, “No, I’ll do it directly later.”
Xu Xinyi trembled.
Was Han Xiao so serious when he started to work?
She wasn’t ready.
“What’s the matter? Is there a problem? “
Xu Xinyi shook her head hurriedly. “No, there’s no problem.”
She hid her face behind the script. She was thinking about the kiss, her first kiss. She had always been well protected until now, was her first kiss going to be given to Han Xiao in such an eye-catching way today?
Xu Xinyi’s heart jumped at the thought.
No! She had to calm down!
She looked up and glanced stealthily at Han Xiao.
The thumping of her heartbeat was getting worse and worse.
Worthy of being the idol of the whole entertainment industry, this man was too handsome!
He was on a par with the dog man Yi Yang. Wait a minute, why did she think of that dog man on an occasion like this?
Ten Yi Yangs couldn’t match one Han Xiao!
After silently scolding ten dog men in her heart, Xu Xinyi adjusted her mood.
“Xinyi, Han Xiao, are you ready?”
The two put down their scripts at the same time and moved to the set.
In fact, the first scene was not easy to perform. Because of the Jiangnan flood incident, the male and female leads were at loggerheads with each other. There were a lot of lines of argument for Xu Xinyi, and it was very demanding to match the momentum properly. Her words could not be weaker than Han Xiao’s but also could not be stronger. To create a sense of tension but not allow a clear winner or loser in their argument.
“There are a large number of flood victims south of the Yangtze River. The people are poor, hungry, and suffering from epidemics. But you don’t want to reach out to the disaster victims or study the epidemic, instead, you are here to talk to me about how to deal with the victims who broke into Chang’an City without permission?” Xu Xinyi frowned and looked up at Han Xiao. She refused to give an inch, her words were aggressive, and she seemed ready to burn her bridges with him.
Director Xu’s face was full of excitement.
After all, what makes a director happier than acting a whole scene in one take?
When he cast Xu Xinyi, he really made the right choice!
“Xinyi, Han Xiao, keep working hard and prepare for the second scene.”
Xu Xinyi felt that her performance just now was very good. With the thought to ask for credit and get praised, Xu Xinyi asked, “Teacher Han, did I act all right just now?”
Han Xiao had seen Xu Xinyi on TV and heard that her acting skills were good, but now the face-to-face experience still surprised him.
Xu Xinyi’s acting skills were not at the peak of perfection but they were good enough that she should not have been lingering in the roles of ‘second and third female leads’ all these years and was only now getting a chance to play the heroine.
With her acting skills, she definitely deserved to be the female lead.
“It was pretty good.”
What was the experience of being praised by a male god actor?
It was awesome!
Half an hour later, Xu Xinyi and Han Xiao had changed their costumes to prepare for the second scene.
This was the typical heroic scene of a hero saving a beauty. The kiss at the end of the scene would become the beginning of the emotional entanglement between male and female leads.
Xu Xinyi changed into a torn and ragged dress. Because of the needs of the plot, the makeup artist had put a lot of blush on her cheeks and made her blink her eyes like crazy, trying to create the appearance of a drugged woman.
Xu Xinyi staggered forward while gathering her torn clothes in a bustling brothel. She was taking great pains to avoid eye contact with anyone but she saw someone across the room notice her. Xu Xinyi was surprised and turned her head to try to avoid his eyes, but when she turned around she bumped directly into Han Xiao’s chest.
She looked up in surprise.
Han Xiao’s face tightened into a frown and he pulled her behind a pillar. Then, while observing the surroundings, he whispered in Xu Xinyi’s ear, “Don’t be afraid, I’m here.”
Xu Xinyi looked tortured. Her eyes were watery, her lips were slightly open, and she gasped out warm, sweet breaths against Han Xiao’s Adam’s apple, which rolled up and down violently.
She was like a little fox spirit.
Han Xiao’s brows tightened and his palms holding Xu Xinyi’s arms and waist were suddenly covered with sweat.
He knew that his next part of the plot was to bow his head and kiss her.
In this brothel full of rouge, powder, and wine. He had to kiss her.
When he saw Xu Xinyi’s tearful eyes and slender waist, his heart beat violently out of his control.
Overwhelming physiological fear made him release his grip on Xu Xinyi’s arm and take a few steps away from her.
It seemed like Xu Xinyi was some kind of terrible beast that had to be avoided in Han Xiao’s eyes.
“Cut–” Director Xu took off his headphones. “Han Xiao, what’s wrong?”
The staff present all looked at each other in surprise.
What had happened just now?
Han Xiao’s agent who was suddenly drenched in cold sweat hurriedly apologized to Director Xu, “I’m sorry, Director Xu, Han Xiao may not be feeling well.”
“This is just a kissing scene. It will be over quickly, Han Xiao. Can you hold on for a while?”
Han Xiao waved his hand, took a deep breath and said, “Sorry, let’s go to the stand-in.”
Xu Xinyi, who was suddenly rejected, looked at the figure in front of her. He was built somewhat similarly to Han Xiao but his face was more ordinary and flat. She did not speak for a long time.
Not just Xu Xinyi, the whole crew were stunned.
In the dramas directed by Xu Siming, if not absolutely necessary, he would generally not use stand-ins.
Not to mention for this kind of kissing scene.
Moreover, Han Xiao’s dedication was obvious to all in the circle but now he faltered at a kissing scene. Really?
Han Xiao refused to kiss Xu Xinyi because he saw Xu Xinyi acting arrogant and domineering earlier and was now unwilling to have close contact with her?
Apart from this reason, they could think of nothing else.
Since Han Xiao hated Xu Xinyi so much, it seemed there would be a good show to see in the future.
Xu Siming knew that the situation was not good when he looked at Xinyi’s face. “Xinyi, why don’t you use a stand-in, too?”
Xu Xinyi hesitated, “Alright”
After the last scene of two stand-ins kissing, Han Xiao left the set without saying a word and went to his lounge to rest.
“Han Xiao, what’s going on? Didn’t I see a doctor with you before? The doctor said you’re almost ready. You’ve been in contact with other women before. Why was it still like this today? “
Han Xiao buried his head in the palm of his hands and didn’t look up for a long time. When he did, his eyes were red. He looked at Luo Jie, his agent who had been following him for ten years and he was at a loss. “I don’t know.”
Han Xiao did not know the reason himself, let alone Luo Jie.
He guessed a little. “Why are you afraid of Xu Xinyi? Was it that you saw Xu Xinyi slap Li Hanxing today that made you reject her? “
Han Xiao’s eyes showed an extremely uncomfortable look. “I really don’t know. I don’t think I’m rejecting her, I just…” I just couldn’t help but want to get close, but once I had such an idea, I was so scared that I just wanted to push her away.
Han Xiao didn’t speak.
Luo Jie heaved a deep breath and hugged Han Xiao. “It doesn’t matter, let’s go and see the doctor again.”
The door of the lounge was half open and when Xu Xinyi was returning to the hotel and passed by, she glanced in and saw the two people hugging each other intimately.
The first thing Xu Xinyi did when she returned to the hotel was to call Anya and tell her about it.
“What? Han Xiao pushed you away? But I’ve heard that Han Xiao is very kind on set. How did you offend him? “
“Me? Offend him? ” Xu Xinyi thought for a moment, “I guess he saw me this afternoon when I was making things difficult for Li Hanxing, but that was it? When I passed the lounge today, I saw his agent hugging and comforting him. Why did a kiss with me get him so hurt?”
“His agent? Are you talking about Luo Jie?”
“Yes, that’s him, he was hugging Han Xiao.”
Anya’s heart tightened and she was silent for a moment.
“What’s the matter?”
Anya asked, “Did you know that Luo Jie is gay?”
“Gay?” Xu Xinyi did not recover for a moment. When she came to her senses, she opened her mouth and exclaimed, “He’s gay?!”
“Keep your voice down!”
“How do you know that?”
“Like him, I am an agent. Who in our circle hasn’t heard the rumors?”
“If he is gay, then Han Xiao…” Xu Xinyi shook her head in denial. “He must have been just comforting Han Xiao.”
“Actually…” Anya mumbled, “there are also rumors that Han Xiao and Luo Jie… it’s just a rumor though. There’s no evidence.”
“Then I may have seen the evidence tonight.”
Connecting Han Xiao’s unwillingness to touch her, coupled with the fact that he would rather carry Director Xu’s ire than kiss her tonight, Xu Xinyi could not help but speculate: Han Xiao… did he really like men?
If she thought about it, it seemed plausible.
Han Xiao has had no scandals in recent years. The paparazzi had never taken any intimate pictures of him and any woman. He seemed to hate gossip very much, didn’t he?
Could it be true that his sexual preference was for men?
Thinking of this, Xu Xinyi covered her mouth that almost exclaimed aloud.
Although this kind of thing was not difficult to find in the circle, if it got out, it would have a great impact on Han Xiao’s acting career.
But then, it was not like he could choose his sexual orientation.
“Are you sure it was them?”
“Of course I’m sure. I can see clearly, okay?” After thinking about it, Xu Xinyi said, “Forget it. So what if they are or aren’t? There’s nothing wrong with liking someone. Just pretend I didn’t say anything about it.”
“By the way, you know, there was another very interesting thing today.” In order to divert her attention, Xu Xinyi told Anya everything she did to Li Hanxing in the afternoon.
Anya on the other end of the call trembled excitedly.
“That’s what you should do to her! You have no idea how arrogant Li Hanxing was after she robbed your script. For this kind of insufferable person who acts recklessly because she has someone behind her… don’t get me wrong, I’m not talking about you.”
Xu Xinyi smiled, “I know you don’t mean it that way. I did have a good time today though.”
The dog man Yi Yang fed her three losses in a row but now some of the fire she had been holding in her belly had more than half dissipated after venting on Li Hanxing. Who told that woman not to grow eyes and even try to hit her on the first day.
“But don’t be too complacent. Li Hanxing will definitely use this to stir up trouble!”
“Am I afraid of her?” Xu Xinyi was worried that she had disappeared from those gossip magazines for too long. If Li Hanxing could really add some fuel to the flames, she would have to thank Li Hanxing.
“I know you’re not afraid of her, but we have to be ready to be smeared.”
“Then please worry about it for me even more. When I get back, I’ll send you a big red packet!”
“Right, I was just waiting for the boss’ words. Anyway, I have an appointment tonight. If it’s alright. I’ll hang up first.”
Xu Xinyi smiled and scolded: “Found new love and forgot your friends!”
When the call hung up, Xu Xinyi shook her head and forced herself to drive Han Xiao out of her mind. After adjusting her mood, she took a look at the time and calculated the probability that Yi Yang was at home now. She wouldn’t let Li Hanxing go today.
Half an hour later, she dialed a video call.
The first one didn’t connect.
Xu Xinyi continued to dial a second time.
The second one still didn’t connect.
Xu Xinyi persevered in dialing a third time.
After three calls, Yi Yang finally connected the video call.
Looking at the background, a big floor-to-ceiling window behind Yi Yang, Xu Xinyi knew that this man was still working in the study.
“What’s the matter?”
That was good, just as expected.
Xu Xinyi sniffled and put her palm in front of the screen. “Yi Yang, look, what is this?”
Across the screen, Yi Yang didn’t know what random thing she was doing this time, “A hand.”
Yi Yang didn’t want to continue to play charades with her. He had a lot of work to do tonight that he wanted to finish as soon as possible. “If that’s all I’ll hang up first.”
“Wait!” Xu Xinyi looked at him frustratedly. “Can’t you see that the palms of my hands are swollen?”
Yi Yang: “…if you have anything to say, just say it.”
Xu Xinyi grievously pointed at the palm of her hand and said, “Today is my first day in the crew and I had a scene opposite Li Hanxing. Husband, as you know, Li Hanxing stole my role before, and then I took it back. Although the role is mine, Li Hanxing is still really vicious. Now she holds a big grudge against me. She took the opportunity to slap me when she was acting this afternoon!”
Yi Yang’s eyes moved to one side, like he was looking at something off-camera, and asked, “What does this have to do with the palm of your hand?”
“It has everything to do with it!” Xu Xinyi spoke plausibly, “You were not at the scene, so you do not know, but I was almost scared to death by Li Hanxing. Her face was really terrible. Fortunately, I reacted in time and stopped her when she wanted to hit me. How could I let myself suffer when so many people were watching? And this Li Hanxing’s acting skills are really bad, so in order not to delay the progress of the crew I kindly taught her how to act. While I was deeply immersed in teaching her I gently slapped her in the face but I didn’t expect that she was so thick-skinned that hitting her caused my palm to swell!”
Yi Yang: “…” Every time he talked to her it could be said that Xu Xinyi, this woman, would refresh his perspective on what was ‘the lower limit’.
Xu Xinyi deliberately raised her voice and said angrily, “Husband, can’t you see? It hurts to death.”
Yi Yang: “…”
“You won’t even coax me? People today…”
“You speak to me so well.”
Xu Xinyi choked and coughed twice, “I have suffered so much grievance today, you won’t comfort me?”
Yi Yang leaned back, adjusted his tie, and said, “Apply more ice.”
“Can’t you comfort me a little more?”
“Drink plenty of hot water.”
“Thank you for your consolation. Honey, I miss you. I miss you after we’ve been apart for two days. I really want to go back and see you, but Director Xu doesn’t allow us to ask for leave at will, so can you come and see me?”
“Ahem –” the sound of coughing came from near Yi Yang.
Xu Xinyi’s tiger body shook.**
That was the voice of Old Master Yi.
Was Old Master Yi in the study, too?
Did grandpa hear what she just said?
Yi Yang, the dog man, he didn’t warn her!
On purpose! It must have been intentional! Xu Xinyi ground her teeth.
Yi Yang held back his laughter and said solemnly, “Xu Xinyi, grandfather, he is also here…”
Xu Xinyi interrupted him abruptly. “I know. I miss grandpa, too. Tell him that I will go back to see him when I have time.”
With that, she sighed, took a deep breath, and kept talking rapidly. She did not give Yi Yang a chance to speak.
“I really didn’t expect Li Hanxing to bully me this time. Two days ago, when you said you wanted to ban Li Hanxing, I put in a good word for her and stopped you, but I didn’t expect her to act like this…”
“Thinking about it, at least we used to be from the same company, so I won’t argue with her. And you, husband, don’t make up your mind to ban her. In fact, apart from being a bit arrogant and domineering, she is quite nice.”
“Alright, honey, someone called me just now from outside the door. I can’t talk anymore. I have something I need to do. I’ll hang up first. Love you, muah~!”
Xu Xinyi simply hung up the video after the sudden appearance of disaster.
The phone screen went black.
After listening to the whole call, the Old Master who was on the sofa was attracted by the last sentence Xinyi said and immediately asked, “Ban her? Yi Yang, what’s going on?”
Yi Yang looked at the Old Master and said powerlessly, “Grandpa, let me explain…”
*so this word wasn’t ‘anger’ in the raws it was ‘口气重’ which means ‘heavy breath’ which I’m not too clear on the exact meaning of but it’s something pseudo-medical? I didn’t really get it so I replaced it >.>
**I mean I could have changed this to ‘her body trembled’ or something but I like the imagery so I left ‘tiger body’ in lol
I’m gonna be busy later tonight so here’s an early chapter for you guys, enjoy! Also, welcome to the first of three super long chapters in row 😭😭😭