After hanging up the phone, Ruan Tian had only one thought in her mind: That was so cool.
And, fortunately, Shen Shu didn’t try to call her again.
In fact, even back when they divorced…
When Ruan Tian had told Shen Shu all sorts of things like: ‘We should both go our own ways’, and ‘I wish you happiness’, and ‘I’m sorry’, that was all bullshit!
She wanted nothing more than for Shen Shu to go ahead and die alone!
But after her nap, Ruan Tian threw all thoughts of Shen Shu out of her head and devoted herself to studying her script.
She was in a lot of scenes, and in most of them, she would be acting opposite of Qin An.
Although Qin An was a bit naive, he was at least an outstanding graduate from a top school, so his line delivery and ability as a performer were pretty good.
All in all, he could be considered very professional as an actor.
Director Cheng was also taking filming very seriously, and he yelled instructions down at them with his megaphone, “Ruan Tian, you have to take the initiative to move up and sit on his lap for this scene. Remember, in this scene, you know that he is using you, but you are also willing to be used. You reach up to touch his face with a smile but, because of the complex emotions in your heart, you can’t stop your tears. It’s a bit difficult to pull off, but try to figure it out.”
Ruan Tian hummed her agreement, and then went to sit in a corner to try to immerse herself in the character’s emotions for the scene.
Whenever Ruan Tian was trying to immerse herself in her character like this, she didn’t like to be disturbed.
Unfortunately, Qin An, this blind man, obviously couldn’t read another person’s hints or body language. He walked over obliviously, squeezed in close to her, and then sat down right beside her before saying, “Have you washed your hands?”
Ruan Tian felt the emotions of the role that had just begun to properly brew in her head instantly scatter away to nothing.
She didn’t reply, just quietly scooted away from the annoyance.
However, Qin An also scooted after her, chattering endlessly, “I’m really giving everything for my acting career this time, even sacrificing my innocence. When you’re touching me, make sure you don’t try to eat my tofu deliberately.”
Ruan Tian silently clenched her fists.
But Qin An was insatiable, he poked her arm and said, “Hey, I’m talking to you right now. You really dare ignore me? Like this, you’re not lovable at all and Brother Shen Shu definitely won’t like you, you know.”
Her concentration was interrupted again and again.
After enduring to this point, Ruan Tian became irritable like a tiger, and said expressionlessly, “**** your mother!”
Qin An: “?!”
Ruan Tian took a deep breath, “Ah, I’m sorry, I accidentally said what was in my heart.”
Qin An was stunned and still frozen solid after her sudden outburst.
Ruan Tian laughed and said: “Since you feel that you have lost your innocence after a touch, once we’ve acted together for a while you will probably need to go ahead and jump into a river so that you can regain your purity with death.”
“At that time, I’ll definitely fly a banner and everyone will know: Here lies the martyr for chastity Qin An, a fierce man, a hero of the people, an awe-inspiring and awesome person, gone too soon from this world.”
Qin An: I really can’t communicate with this shrew!!!
Can’t her mouth be a little kinder?!
Qin An quickly scrammed away from Ruan Tian’s territory with a black face.
And, when he finally scrammed, Ruan Tian suddenly felt as if her entire world had been cleansed and that she was now ready for anything.
Thus Ruan Tian managed to immerse herself in the character to the point that her eyes were already reddened with unfallen tears before they even began shooting.
The shoot began.
Director Cheng’s eyes were carefully fixed to the screen of his monitor like a hawk. If anything didn’t meet his requirements, even a little bit, he would immediately call cut.
Ruan Tian leaned down and settled against Qin An’s waist, and her cool fingers slowly reached out to stroke the side of his face without saying a word. At the same time, because of how close she was, the faint fragrance of her body lingered in Qin An’s nose.
As her hand touched the side of his face, she smiled even as tears began to slip from her eyes.
The director yelled cut, and then said, “Qin An, what’s the matter with you? Sitting there like a lump of wood!”
Qin An quickly apologized. In fact, he had been somewhat mesmerized by Ruan Tian’s smiling yet crying expression and had completely lost his concentration.
They began another take.
This time Qin An finally managed to keep his cool, and the scene passed smoothly.
Actually, Qin An hadn’t expected Ruan Tian to be such a good actress.
He always thought that she had only joined the circle because she wanted to be famous, and that was why she was always pulling crazy stunts chasing fame.
It was only now that he vaguely recalled that Ruan Tian seemed to have also studied at the same school that he had, but in the end, she had been expelled for some reason.
He had always just assumed that Ruan Tian had been expelled due to her poor ability, but now he felt that probably wasn’t the case.
From there, the filming proceeded smoothly and methodically.
At the same time, because of Director Cheng’s strict confidentiality, even until now the outside world didn’t know anything about his new project, not even who the people playing the lead characters would be.
Back during the Lantern Festival, an official blog for ‘Obscurity’ was launched but, other than that, no news had been announced.
Of course, some of the die hard fans of Li Dong and Qin An had already guessed that they were part of the cast thanks religiously watching the movements of their favorite stars, but they all pretended not to know.
On a certain day, on the outskirts of capital in the twelfth lunar month, a thick layer of ice had formed and covered the whole lake where today’s shooting would be taking place.
Of course, for today’s outing, Ruan Tian had tightly bundled herself up with many layers for fear of catching a cold.
Fortunately, she knew they only planned to spend one day shooting at this location, so she would be able to go back when the shooting was done.
But that night, something happened.