Shen Shu’s arrival on set was too sudden and unexpected, so everyone from the crew was confused and gossiping with one another.
This eldest young master of the Shen family was a low-key person who rarely showed his face in public. Although he was the president of Huanshi Entertainment, he hardly ever involved himself with matters regarding the entertainment industry.
At first, everyone could only think of Cen Bei, who worked for his company, but after some contemplation people began to realize that his ex-wife, Ruan Tian, also happened to be here as well.
It was still the early part of the summer, and Shen Shu was only wearing a plain white dress shirt with the cuffs carefully rolled up, exposing his delicate white wrists. More noticeably, his whole body gave off a faint smell of alcohol.
His brows were slightly furrowed, but his handsome face was mostly expressionless aside from his slightly reddened eyes.
He directly approached the director and asked in a low and hoarse voice, “Where is Ruan Tian?”
Director Liu was a bit caught off guard by this question, but he quickly gestured for his camera crew to shift the live broadcast somewhere else and then answered carefully: “She should be in the living room, Mr. Shen. Were you looking for her?”
Shen Shu made a faint sound of agreement.
Director Liu felt very embarrassed, “Our recording for today will be over soon, can you wait?”
Shen Shu’s eyes closed for a moment and then opened again. Some of the redness seemed to fade away and he replied, “Okay. “
Director Liu quickly asked his assistant to arrange a chair for him. After all, this was a big boss here so, despite his confusion, his only options were to be polite or to be very polite. However, he was a bit shocked internally. This Shen Shu was somewhat different than what he had expected, without much resemblance to the rumored gentle and kind ‘perfect gentleman’.
Meanwhile, the fans who were squatting in the live broadcast chatroom were no fools. For a moment, the cameraman had seemed to freeze and then they had all been able to vaguely hear Shen Shu’s name being spoken from somewhere off-screen. Although the crew was quick to cut away and move to the camera in the living room, that didn’t do much to hinder their analysis.
【I heard Shen Shu’s name just now. I’m not the only one, right? 】
【So he exited this chatroom, not because he didn’t want to watch anymore, but because he wanted to rush over to the set so he could see his ex-wife? What kind of magical relationship is this? 】
【It’s all over. Mr. Shen has already won. 】
【Yep, I called it before. I’ve been saying since the beginning that the ShenxRuan is the only real CP, you know, the kind that have already kissed and rolled in bed! Today, my foresight is proven once again. 】
【What kind of magical powers does Ruan Tian have? I’m really starting to feel like I just don’t understand this world. 】
At the same time, Cen Bei was gritting her teeth to get her portion of the punishment game over with. Jumping up and down on the acupressure mat caused continuous bolts of pain to shoot up from the soles of her feet, but she stubbornly endured it. After all, since she was trying to imitate Ruan Tian, she had to imitate everything, including the other woman’s attitude that would never let her give up halfway.
Thus, when she finally stepped off the acupressure mat, she was sweating profusely, her face was pale, and she was in so much pain that she could hardly speak.
And, with her game over with, the recording for the second episode was complete.
When Shen Shu saw they seemed to be wrapping up, he looked over at Director Liu and asked: “You’re done now, right?”
With that confirmation, Shen Shu stood up and began to walk over. As he approached, his eyes locked with Ruan Tian’s. Looking into her eyes, he could practically see the emotion contained inside: Embarrassment.
And Ruan Tian, with the entire crew sending curious gazes at her and Shen Shu, really was feeling so embarrassed that if there were a hole in the ground before her she would definitely dive right in.
On the side, Qin An’s eyes went to Shen Shu, then to Ruan Tian, and then back again a few times.
Ruan Tian didn’t actually feel any special emotions after seeing Shen Shu again. Mostly, she just felt uncomfortable being stared at from all around by so many people with so many different kinds of gazes.
Shen Shu moved in front of her and stopped. He stared at her face and, after a long pause, she heard him ask: “May I invite you to accompany me to watch a movie?”
Ruan Tian lowered her head and fixed her eyes on her toes. There was a long silence as she pondered, but finally, she raised her head and said: “Yes.”
In a sense, Ruan Tian felt that she and Shen Shu were the same types of people.
Stubborn, bull-headed, never willing to admit a mistake, and, most of all, extremely unwilling to ever look back.
Back when they were still in high school, Ruan Tian had discovered personally that, underneath his handsome exterior and his personas of ‘excellent student’ and ‘perfect gentleman’, the man in front of her was actually quite cold-blooded.
Back then, she had often seen him wearing his school uniform and working as a supervisory committee member who had to stand at the school gate and deal with the late arriving students. On those days, his perfect facade would sometimes slip a little and some of his frosty impatience would shine through. Of course, back then, seeing that side of him had only made her love him all the more.
After all, seeing through his secretly frosty temperament had made him seem a little more human and like they were a little closer together for sharing a secret.
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