Before this Ruan Tian had always thought that she had no friends in the entertainment industry, and that her natural disposition as the female lead’s rival made everyone hate her, so she hadn’t expected anyone to respond to or acknowledge her message.
But, unexpectedly, Wang Baiyuan retweeted her message for her.
@WangBaiyuan: 【Sister Ruan’s new film! Everyone should go and have a watch! 】
Originally, Zhao Meng’er had no intention at all of lending Ruan Tian a hand at this juncture. But when she that even Wang Baiyuan, this little boy who had always been fighting with her, had done so, her mind began to waver. If even he could bear the humiliation, then why couldn’t she?
Thus, Zhao Meng’er gritted her teeth, stamped her feet, and finally, reluctantly, pushed the button to retweet.
Although these two people didn’t have as many fans as Ruan Tian did, their sincerity was clearly expressed.
When she saw this, Ruan Tian also replied with sincere thanks and a blooming rose emoji.
Eventually, ‘Motes of Dust’ was released quietly without much publicity.
On the day of the premiere, the box office was neither high nor low, earning about 50 million yuan.
In fact, this box office was truly a bit lacking, a little too low for one of Director Cheng’s movie premieres.
The netizens had all sorts of thoughts:
【Ruan Tian is so powerful that Director Cheng’s downfall was actually caused by her. 】
【50 million, this is less than a fraction of the first day of Shi An’s film. Although other people’s films aren’t very good, at least they can still perform at the box office. 】
【But I feel that this movie seems pretty good. At least, people are saying so. 】
【Can good word of mouth be used to replace sales at the box office? Which investor doesn’t look at the box office? The movie industry is a realistic place, this kind of film is destined to just be a flop. 】
Meanwhile, Ruan Tian herself didn’t actually go see the film on the night of the premiere. The reason was that she had suddenly received an invitation from the Qin family. It seemed that Qin Yu’s mother had come back from abroad, so the Qin family sent out invitations to some close family friends to hold a small party celebrating her return.
In Ruan Tian’s memory, Mother Qin was a kind and gentle woman. A delicate beauty who seemed like a fairy who had descended to the mortal realm.
However, the birth of her youngest son had been a difficult birth and as a result her health wasn’t very good. Thus, she had mostly been resting a recuperating abroad over the years, only returning occasionally for brief periods.
But this time it seemed that she was planning to stay in China for a much longer time.
Ruan Tian recalled that this elder had always used to treat her well. Back then she would pat the young Ruan Tian’s head, give her sweet candies, and tell her son not to bully her.
Thus, after thinking it over again and again, Ruan Tian finally decided to accept the invitation and go to the Qin family estate.
It had been a very long time since she had last come to this place, so Ruan Tian got lost trying to remember the way and ended up delaying and losing a lot of time on the road.
Meanwhile, at the Qin estate, Qin An was full of joy and was clinging happily to his mother.
But not many people were actually invited to this little party, so Ruan Tian’s late arrival was easy to notice, causing his good mood to sour.
Qin An felt very dissatisfied at this and couldn’t help but quietly complain.
Mother Qin patted his head and said gently, “Don’t worry, just wait.”
Qin An finally couldn’t wait any longer and dialed Ruan Tian’s phone number. When she picked up the phone, he said in a harsh tone, “Where are you right now?”
Ruan Tian looked at the surrounding scenery and hesitated for a while before saying slowly, “I seem to be lost…”
Qin An replied cynically, “If you don’t want to come, then just don’t come. Don’t make excuses.”
Ruan Tian had no intention of arguing with him, so she just said: “I’m really lost. Would you please come to pick me up?”
Qin An asked her to send him her location, then grabbed his car keys and headed out the door.
When he finally drove over, Ruan Tian was a little embarrassed and said, “I’m sorry for bothering you.”
Hearing her polite tone, Qin An had goosebumps all over his body and felt very uncomfortable. In fact, it had been quite a while since he last saw Ruan Tian, and he noticed that she seemed a bit thinner. But her skin was still snow-white as usual, and she was wearing light makeup that made her features seem softer and more gentle.
He really wasn’t used to Ruan Tian looking so gentle and acting so polite toward him.
When they arrived at the Qin family, Ruan Tian gave her apologies for arriving late.
Then she swept her eyes around the living room and was slightly surprised when she didn’t see Zhou Xiaoqiao anywhere.
Qin An seemed to be able to guess what she was thinking, so he said straightforwardly: “My mother didn’t invite her.”
Then he added, “My brother is upstairs.”
Ruan Tian rolled her eyes and said, “I didn’t ask about your brother.”
Qin An was infuriated by the sliver of dislike in her eyes, “Are you annoyed? Do you think I talk too much?”
Ruan Tian nodded. “You really do talk a lot.” She patted him on the shoulder and continued, “These words may be hard to hear, but the fans these days only like the aloof and cold types of men, lively and talkative men are destined to lose out.”
Qin An directly told her to scram away.
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