Thanks to Shao Chengyue’s intervention, the director agreed to give the crew ten minutes to rest so Ruan Tian could recover. After ten minutes, they all reconvened and began the third take.
This time Ruan Tian did a great job and the director was finally satisfied.
On set, the lounge chairs for the male and female leads were close to one another. Currently, Ruan Tian was slouched down in her chair and reading a worn script that looked to be on the verge of falling apart. God only knew how many times she had read it for it to be in such a ragged state.
Just then Shao Chengyue’s agent appeared behind them and leaned forward to whisper to Shao Chengyue: “Brother Shao, there shouldn’t be any more scenes for you this afternoon. You haven’t been sleeping recently so you might as well go back and try to get some sleep.”
Shao Chengyue rubbed his eyebrows with a tired expression and replied, “No.”
He remembered that the next scene was another one of Ruan Tian’s scenes, so he wanted to stay and watch.
He wouldn’t be able to sleep if he went back now anyway.
In truth, he had rather severe insomnia, so on normal days he would only be able to sleep for a few hours and only after he felt extremely tired.
Ruan Tian secretly snorted in her heart. How unexpected to find that this Shao Chengyue had insomnia too.
Ruan Tian knew she shouldn’t be nosy, but at the same time, she just couldn’t change her habit of being overly helpful.
Thus, after Shao Chengyue’s agent left, she put down the script in her hand, bent down, and picked out a small pouch from inside her purse. Then she turned to her left, extended the pouch to the man next to her, and said, “This is a sleep aid. Try drinking it before trying to sleep, it works well.”
Shao Chengyue had been well-educated since young, so he wasn’t the type to rudely reject kindness. Of the noble princes Ruan Tian knew, he was one of the better ones.
He glanced at Ruan Tian’s face a few times and then took the pouch while saying: “Thank you.”
Ruan Tian felt a little happy in her heart.
This might be the first time she had managed to deliver something so smoothly!
In fact, this sleep aid had been made by Ruan Tian herself. Back then, she had heard from other people that Shen Shu suffered from insomnia and was often unable to sleep, which had caused her to feel quite distressed.
She searched high and low and eventually found a recipe for a sleep aid, but she had been afraid of harming him so she had never dared to use it.
But then after that, she had worked up the nerve to look for Jiang Lili’s grandfather, who was a famous Chinese medicine practitioner, and asked him to look at the recipe. After looking at it, he had told her it was a real sleep aid, and he even helped her to improve the recipe until it no longer tasted bitter and was instead somewhat sweet.
Of course, Shen Shu had never accepted her affections, so in the end, this thing became something she kept around and drank occasionally herself whenever she suffered from insomnia.
At the same time, a person from the crew had secretly taken a picture of the fall Ruan Tian took during the first day of filming and posted it online.
The picture looked strangely scary, as if she had slammed directly into a mountain.
When Ruan Tian’s fans saw this picture they all went on Weibo to express their hope that the crew would pay more attention to safety on set and ensure that the actors wouldn’t be in danger.
At the same time, when the members of the TianTian Group saw Ruan Tian quickly bounce up and act ready to continue, they only felt even more sorry for their TianBaby.
Right now, Jiang Lili’s grandfather was sick so she was staying at home to accompany him, but she planned to head up and join Ruan Tian on the crew in a few more days. However, as Ruan Tian’s agent, she happened to see this photo while she was idling online.
After seeing it, she immediately called Ruan Tian and asked over and over again if she was okay. Only after being reassured half a dozen times that Ruan Tian was fine did she hang up the phone.
Jiang Lili posted a Weibo to her circle of friends that night, accompanied by the photo, saying: 【TianTian is so strong. This Lili wants to cry just seeing it, but she doesn’t cry at all or even show she’s in pain. 】
Shen Shu happened to see this post, and he couldn’t move his eyes from the screen of his phone for a long time.
For more than ten minutes he stood there with his head lowered looking at the photo, unclear what he was thinking about.
Nowadays whenever he heard Ruan Tian’s name or saw her picture, his chest would begin to feel stuffy, and there would be a dull pain in his heart. Somehow, he wasn’t able to stay as calm as before.
As if, one by one, stones were being thrown into the once placid lake of his heart.
Shen Shu squeezed his phone until his fingers turned white. A while later, in an inexplicably low and uncomfortable mood, he clicked on Ruan Tian’s profile only to find he had already been blocked.
He let out a surprisingly bitter laugh.
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