After leaving the set, Yi Yang went to his room at the hotel where the crew was staying.
Recently there were many film crews in Film City, so the hotel did not have any higher class rooms left, they only had some standard business rooms.
Assistant Zhao Bin was watching the face of his boss, ready to find a deluxe suite in another hotel if the boss was not satisfied.
But unexpectedly, Yi Yang didn’t say anything about it.
“We’ll go back to the office at ten o’clock tomorrow morning.”
“Also, I don’t want anyone else to know about my coming here today.” Facing his assistant who had been with him for five years, Yi Yang trusted him and said, “Xu Xinyi is my wife who I’ve been married to for two years.”
Zhao Bin was momentarily surprised. Sure enough, it was the same as he had guessed. But in the face of his boss, he just answered in a low voice, “I know what to do.”
Yi Yang gave a slight nod.
Zhao Bin left the room and closed the door.
Although the room was only a standard business room, there was a desk by the window and a sofa opposite the desk. The sofa extended to a balcony and the room seemed quite spacious as a whole.
Zhao Bin had put the computer data and documents that needed to be dealt with urgently on the desk. Yi Yang checked the time and seeing there was nothing to do he sat behind the desk and began to deal with the documents.
The hands of the clock on the wall spun until the light outside the window grew dim. Yi Yang got up to stretch his stiff body and turned on the lights in the room.
It was half-past seven.
The crew should be done shooting by this time.
Zhao Bin knocked at the door and asked him if he needed him to order dinner.
Yi Yang thought about it and gave Xu Xinyi a call but Xu Xinyi didn’t answer.
“Book a table for now.”
At eight o’clock, there was a knock on the door.
She was here so soon?
Yi Yang raised his eyebrows, and then walked slowly to the door and opened it.
Outside the door stood Director Xu with a smile on his face.
Yi Yang was stunned for a moment but quickly recovered and invited Director Xu into the room.
“Thank you for coming to visit the crew in the middle of your busy schedule. I don’t know if President Yi has anything to say about the crew after seeing it today?”
The two sat down on the sofa.
“My opinions aren’t relevant. I’m not an expert, so how could I tell Director Xu what to do? There was some unpleasantness this afternoon. I hope Director Xu won’t mind.”
“Not at all, I just hope I’m not too late to thank President Yi.”
“You can also rest assured about the investments. Presumably, Director Xu won’t have any financial troubles if I invest however much Mr. Sun withdraws.”
“President Yi, that’s too much.”
Yi Yang lowered his head and rubbed the wedding ring on his ring finger, slowly spinning it in a circle, then he smiled meaningfully and said, “I’ve seen a lot of TV dramas before but this is the first time I’ve watched actors filming at close range on set. Director Xu, your script seems to have a lot of ambiguous scenes.”
Director Xu responded with a smile: “Love is a necessary element in TV dramas nowadays, of course, there are some ambiguous scenes.”
Yi Yang nodded and said after a while: “Love is a necessary element, but ambiguity is not. I think it is better to keep a certain distance between the actors, or else, maybe the crew could prepare stand-ins?”
“Boss Yi, you may not know much about this, but the stand-ins prepared by the crew are usually only used when the actors are unable to perform certain professional movements or stunts. For these intimate scenes…” Inadvertently, Director Xu saw the wedding ring on Yi Yang’s ring finger and stopped talking. He was stunned for a while.
Connecting what happened today and what Yi Yang said just now, he suddenly seemed to grasp the corner of some truth, but he still couldn’t quite understand what he was seeing in the fog.
“What President Yi means is…?”
“Director Xu, you don’t need to be too clear about some things,” Yi Yang said. “I don’t want to see Miss Xu in an intimate scene with another man. So I hope Director Xu can solve those scenes with a stand-in.”
It seemed some great truth was about to come out.
Director Xu was a person who liked to listen to gossip. He knew all the gossip that the outsiders knew and didn’t know in the entertainment industry.
But he had never heard of Xu Xinyi getting married or that she was married to Yi Yang.
No, on second thought, he seemed to have heard a vague rumor before that President Yi had been secretly married for two years and that the other party in the hidden marriage was a female star in the entertainment industry.
It seemed like there really was no smoke without fire.
So it was not without reason that Yi Yang had stood out for Xu Xinyi on the set today.
This had also thoroughly solved another matter that Director Xu had never understood. Xu Xinyi had offended many people in the entertainment industry over the years, but how could she still get rich resources again and again?
It turned out that President Yi was behind it.
“This…” Director Xu was hesitant.
Yi Yang said slowly: “The quality of the TV series isn’t entirely supported by a few intimate scenes, is it?”
Director Xu meditated for a moment, eventually, his eyes landed on Yi Yang’s ring, and he finally compromised with a smile, “President Yi is right. The quality of a TV series doesn’t hinge on a few intimate scenes. Don’t worry, I know what to do.”
“Thank you, Director Xu.”
“It’s just a little thing.”
After chatting with Director Xu for a while, Yi Yang glanced at his watch and an impatient expression appeared on his face.
Director Xu instantly understood, “Don’t worry about it President Yi, removing those ancient costumes and makeup is troublesome.”
Originally, when Director Xu saw Yi Yang handing his room card to Xu Xinyi on set this afternoon he thought it was a bad thing. He had thought that Xinyi had encountered the so-called hidden rules, so to protect her he had invited himself along. But now that he knew the relationship between the two, there was no need for him to stay here and act like a light bulb.
“President Yi, it’s getting late now. I still have something to do over there. So I’ll have to go first. If you have time in the future, I’d like to invite President Yi to dinner and have a good chat.”
Yi Yang did not urge the director to stay, he only nodded, “Okay.”
After Director Xu left, Yi Yang waited for another half an hour. But by nine o’clock, Xu Xinyi still had not come yet.
Did it take an hour to change clothes?
Yi Yang calmly gave her another call, but there was still no answer.
He specially came to see her since she said she missed him after not seeing him for a long time, but now she was dilly-dallying and he didn’t know what she was doing.
The phone rang.
Yi Yang raised his eyebrows, and answered the phone with a faint frown.
“Boss, the table…”
“Just wait!” Yi Yang’s voice was frosty. He really wanted to see when Xu Xinyi would show up today.
Zhao Bin dared not ask again.
After waiting for another half an hour, there was a knock at the door.
He opened the door and his nose was immediately hit with a strong smell of alcohol.
Yi Yang subconsciously held his breath and frowned at the person outside the door.
Xu Xinyi stood alone outside the door, her cheeks were flushed and there was an unconscious gap between her lips. Her breathing was rapid and cause her chest to undulate seductively. Her eyes looked at Yi Yang vaguely and a touch of a seductive smile played about the corners of her mouth. She fully showcased the charm and delicacy of a drunken woman.
She had been drinking?
Yi Yang looked at her calmly.
“Here I am. Where’s Director Xu?” Xu Xinyi took a step forward and seemed to poke her head into the room for a glance, but she seemed to have drunk too much, and her body was not being properly controlled by her brain. She only wanted to move her head but seemed to not expect that her head was so heavy, and as a result, her whole body staggered forward.
Throwing herself into his arms?
Yi Yang quickly reached out and put his arms around her, so as to not let her hit the ground.
He didn’t like anything about wine, including the taste.
Yi Yang’s father was killed in a car accident and the tragedy was caused by a drunk driver. As a result, he seldom drank alcohol over the years, even when invited to the wine table for buisness.
With his position, if he did not want to drink no one would dare to force him to drink.
Held in Yi Yang’s arms, Xu Xinyi’s smell was much clearer, it was the smell of wine coupled with the smell of the perfume she often used. And beneath that there was something subtle but unexpectedly wonderful, altogether it was not unpleasant at all.
“Are you drunk?”
Xu Xinyi was grabbing around at random and eventually managed to grab Yi Yang’s tie and used it to pull herself upright.
Yi Yang, who was caught off guard and pulled by his tie, was almost choked to death by Xu Xinyi.
Xu Xinyi covered her mouth and looked apologetically at Yi Yang, who had quickly loosened his tie. “Sorry, I’m a little dizzy and unstable.”
Yi Yang ripped off his tie and threw it on the floor before he closed the door.
The deafening slam of the door that caused Xu Xinyi to tremble and start.
The empty room with all the lights turned on was lit up like daylight.
Xu Xinyi glanced around and asked him in a strange tone, “Why is your room so small? Smaller than the bathroom at home. Where is Director Xu?”
“After waiting for you for a while to no avail, he went back first.” Yi Yang was looking at her with his eyebrows drawn so tight that they could clip a fly to death. “What are you doing drinking at night?”
“I…” Xu Xinyi’s brain was a little dull, and she paused for a while before she seemed to remember, “Wait, there’s something wrong. Director Xu left?”
Xu Xinyi stood in the same place and looked as if she was confused, “Forget it, it’s better if he left.”
Yi Yang looked at her, she had obviously drunk a lot, so he poured her a glass of water. “So what were you looking for me for?”
Xu Xinyi did not answer but only stared at the glass of water.
It’s like she was thinking about what a glass of water was.
Seeing her like that, Yi Yang had to put the glass of water in her hands.
Holding the glass of water, Xu Xinyi suddenly remembered and spoke, “I remember now. I’m here to have a baby with you today.”
After chatting with Director Xu for more than half an hour Yi Yang was a bit thirsty and had also poured a glass of water for himself, just as he took a sip he ended up spraying it out directly.
Some of the water choked in his windpipe which caused him to bow his head and cough.
“Wha… you said… ahem… What did you say?”
Xu Xinyi looked at Yi Yang, who was stooped and coughing and smiled. Then she took a few steps back, accelerated into a sprint and jumped onto Yi Yang’s back.
Yi Yang was still panting and was almost thrown to the ground by Xu Xinyi’s sudden weight appearing on his back.
“Xu Xinyi! You get down first!”
“I won’t!” Xu Xinyi wrapped her arms around his neck. “Grandpa said… he said to have a baby with you as soon as possible. How dare you not listen to grandpa’s words?”
Yi Yang smoothed out his tone and laughed angrily when he heard this. “Are you not really drunk? You’re just pretending to be crazy and stupid again, aren’t you?”
The more he thought about it, the more he thought it was possible.
Xu Xinyi, a woman who liked to pretend to be innocent in front of him, now decided to pretend to be drunk to deal with him?
It was quite well thought out.
She seemed very sure he wouldn’t quarrel with a drunk, wasn’t she?
“Okay! Yes. You just come down first, come down and we’ll have a baby.”
Xu Xinyi, who was riding on Yi Yang’s back, was stunned.
She hugged Yi Yang’s neck, knocked her chin on his right shoulder, tilted her head and looked at the side of his face, “Are you really going to have a baby with me?”
“Of course.” He paused and waited to hear Xu Xinyi’s duplicitous thoughts, but…
One second, two seconds, ten seconds later…
Everything was quiet.
“You son of a bitch! I finally know why you won’t divorce me. You must have taken a fancy to my beauty and now you want to have a baby with me?” Xu Xinyi screamed from the bottom of her heart, “Why don’t you go look in a mirror, do you think you deserve it?”
Yi Yang: “…”
He gritted his teeth and said, “Get down!”
“I won’t! Dog man, I thought you were just a little fond of me but you really wanted to sleep with me? I’m telling you, tonight either you die or I live!”
Even though she was enraged, Xu Xinyi was still rational. She knew she didn’t have enough hands and feet to beat Yi Yang. She just wanted to bite him.
“Xu Xinyi, get down now!” Although there was a blanket on the floor, it would hurt to fall on it, so he couldn’t toss her down.
He broke Xu Xinyi’s grip and tried to pull her off.
Xu Xinyi couldn’t match his strength, the strength in her hands and feet was easy to break, and she was instantly pinned down and subdued. But she was still angry, so she leaned forward and bit the back of his neck.
The sudden pain at the back of his neck caused Yi Yang to release a breath of cold air. As soon as he loosened his grip from pain, Xu Xinyi slipped down from his back, and the two fell on the bed together.
The fall was not painful, but it was still a fall from some height. The drunken Xu Xinyi was overcome with dizziness, she swayed and took a long time to recover. Eventually she noticed the gloomy Yi Yang in front of her. She quieted for a second, and then she began to try to scratch.
“Dog man, I’ll fight you today!”
She was like ‘a hungry wolf who pounced on food’ and Yi Yang was forced back on the bed. Fortunately, he grabbed Xu Xinyi’s wildly swinging claws, caught them, and then suppressed Xu Xinyi from all directions with absolute strength, otherwise he would have been scratched by Xu Xinyi.
“What do you want to do?” This posture was extremely dangerous and Xu Xinyi had the illusion that she was about to be eaten clean by the dog man Yi Yang.
She tightened her elbows in front of her chest and glared at Yi Yang. “I’m telling you now, you want me to give you a baby? You, a toad, wants to eat swan meat? Don’t even dream about it!”
Yi Yang smiled angrily, “So you’ve been lying to me?”
Hearing this, Xu Xinyi instantly quieted down, and her head, blinded by alcohol, gradually regained some clarity, “I didn’t…”
He continued to ask, “Didn’t you say you like me? That you want to have a baby with me? Why don’t you want to have a baby with me now all of a sudden?”
Realizing that she may have said the wrong thing, Xu Xinyi became evasive, “I… Did I say that?”
“Didn’t you say that?”
Xu Xinyi chewed on her lower lip and eventually said with great difficulty, “I didn’t…”
“Then what did I just hear?”
“You must have heard me wrong. Right? That’s right! I’m drunk, honey. How can you take what drunk people say so seriously?”
“Well, you’re right, I can’t believe what a drunk person says. So tell me now, would you like to have a baby with me?”
Xinyi opened her mouth and said, “No…”
Yi Yang raised his eyebrows and said, “You don’t want to?”
“…I don’t mean that. Of course, I’d like to have a baby with you, but now is not the time.”
“Then who brought it up in the first place?”
Xu Xinyi blinked, “You did.”
Yi Yang smiled. “Blaming the victim?”
“I’m not,” said Xu Xinyi, whose sudden 180-degree flip made her feel a little nauseous. “Husband, believe me, I want to have a baby with you but I’m still acting. When I finish this drama, we’ll have a baby, okay?”
Yi Yang made it clear that he did not believe her, “You are drunk, how can I believe what you say? Haven’t you been thinking about divorcing me all the time? “
“No way! How could I possibly want to divorce you? How could you not believe my words?”
“When you wake up, you won’t even remember what you said tonight.”
“It’s okay, I’m sure I’ll remember. I’ll tell you what, I’ll make a video for you to leave some evidence, okay?” She looked around but didn’t see her cell phone for a while. Instead, she saw Yi Yang’s phone at the bedside.
She took the phone, turned on the video mode, and said to the phone, “I, Xu Xinyi, promise here and now that I will have a child for Yi Yang after I finish filming this drama!”
After that, she snapped the phone shut.
Yi Yang grabbed her hand.
“Do you love me?”
“I love you, I love you, I love you most!”
“Are you going to divorce me?”
Xu Xinyi shook her head like a rattle, “I’ll die before I leave you!”
“Is that the truth?”
“From the bottom of my heart! It’s more real than the diamond ring I bought myself!”
Yi Yang was satisfied with this. He took the mobile phone, saved the video, and got up.
Seeing Yi Yang had moved, Xu Xinyi hurriedly got up from this dangerous place on the bed.
But she ignored the fact that she was drunk when she sprang to her feet, so she only felt that the sky was spinning before she leaned into Yi Yang’s arms like a weak wind.
“Xu Xinyi, you..”
His words came to an abrupt end.
Yi Yang stretched out his hands and held Xu Xinyi in his arms. There were blue veins straining on his forehead and his face had turned blue and white. With his strong perseverance and self-control, he endured and endured, again and again, and managed not to push Xu Xinyi away.
“Just how much did you drink?”
The next day, the first rays of sunlight outside the window came into the room, and Xu Xinyi, who was sleeping peacefully on the bed, woke up from her sleep.
Her eyes were white and the discomfort buzzing in her brain made her uncomfortable all over.
She strongly supported herself to force her weak body to sit up. The quilt was messy and the whole bed was a mess.
Xu Xinyi was stunned. The decorations of the room in front of her were not from the room she lived in.
What was going on? Where was she?
She looked around and saw two suits hanging on the hanger in front of the wardrobe. They looked familiar.
They seemed to be… Yi Yang’s?
Was this Yi Yang’s room?
Wait, why was she in Yi Yang’s room?
Xu Xinyi lifted the quilt and was ready to get up, only to find that she was wearing a clean and comfortable nightdress under the quilt.
This nightdress was not hers.
Someone had changed her clothes?
Who changed her clothes? Why?
What happened last night?
Xu Xinyi patted her head that was splitting with a hangover headache. She vaguely remembered that after the crew had finished work, she drank a little wine in order to be ready to fix Yi Yang, thinking of faking being drunk to make the dog man eat a loss.
Heaven and earth were her witnesses that she really drank only a little before she had come here last night! Just a little bit!
But why didn’t she remember what happened last night?
She was distracted by her loss of memory.
She hurriedly picked up the phone next to her pillow and as soon as she lit up the screen, she found two messages.
They were from Yi Yang.
–I sent the video you asked for last night.
Last night’s… video?
She asked for it?
Xu Xinyi unlocked her cell phone with trembling fingers and looked at a small video sent by Yi Yang on the screen, which clearly read: Xu Xinyi.avi
TL: Hehe, this chapter was a lot of fun.