I woke up to find I have a child - Chapter 44
The lunch break is only an hour, so they only took a quick look at Yin Jiahe’s extravagant layout, and then got into their RV.
Six people entered the RV, one after another, and immediately cool air settled on their skin. Like a group of people at a poetry recital, they each sighed contently after one another, “Ah….”
Little South who was busily making a meal for six people: “…..”
Han Feixu sat down to eat first and picked up her chopsticks, “Her setup is a little extra. Won’t someone try to smear her reputation with this?”
Ye Mingxin’s appetite was reduced a lot by the hot weather so she did not feel hungry and took out her phone instead of picking up a pair of chopsticks, “Of course there will be some who will take advantage. But they won’t be able to make many waves even if they did.”
“What do you mean?”
Lan Zhu hadn’t finished eating her ice cream cone yet it was quickly melting so she stuffed it into her mouth in one bite. The ice cream is big and her mouth is small so she looked a lot like a hamster stuffing her cheeks with food. After much difficulty, she finally swallowed the food in her mouth and then sat up as she made a slicing motion across her neck.
“Anyone who tried to was silenced! Whoever dares to try and expose Yin Jiahe’s dark secrets will have their company bought directly by President Yu. If the company is too big for her to buy in one go, she brings out her lawyers to sue the other party to death. With her there, who dares to provoke Yin Jiahe? Of course there are still rumors about her on the Internet but the most they talk about is her unusual background and not one of them could imagine that the person backing her is President Yu.”
Han Feixu’s chopsticks were about to fall out of her hands in shock, “She’s that powerful?!!!”
Zhong Yuanyuan added, “I heard that Yu Tingxue’s family works with the military. Every single family member is either engaged in military affairs through business or serves directly as soldiers for the company. I’m guessing she’s been influenced by her family in her upbringing so she’s always had trouble hiding her intimidating aura.”
A intimidating aura, why does it sound like tortoise*….(*T/N: Domineering/intimidating = 王霸 which sounds like the chinese slang word for tortoise = 王八 that also means cuckold, pimp, etc. The two words’ pinyin are very similar and if you’re slightly off you can accidentally call someone a bastard basically. )
Han Feixu: “Pft.”
Ye Mingxin raised her head, “What’s the matter?”
Han Feixu said with a stern face, “I’m fine, just choking on my food.”
Can one even choke on a salad? = =
Qi Yu flipped through today’s agenda and exclaimed in admiration as he replied, “You’ve done your research well, but you’re not entirely correct. When President Yu turned two, her parents divorced but she followed her mother to live in Shanghai. She only left Shanghai much later when her father needed an heir to inherit his business so he came to take her back. She was 17 years old when he took her back to her family home, so you can’t say that she was influenced by her family.”
Han Feixu gave him a look full of doubt, “Then why is she like this?” Then she added an idiom to her sentence, “So rich and imposing?”
Ye Mingxin replied: “Because her mother is more intimidating than her father. Her mother was a famous socialite in the 1990s, and her favorite hobby in her life was to buy, buy and buy. Even though she had attained custody of Yu Tingxue, she threw her child to the nanny to take care of. She gave her child lots of money but too little love.”
Ye Mingxin sighed and then looked at Han Feixu, “Most children living without their parents will have a childhood like this. An incomplete and unhappy one.”
Han Feixu: “…..”
She pointedly ignored Ye Mingxin’s words and buried herself in her lunch. Suddenly a knock sounded at the door. Little South went to open it and then came back with a box full of pork ribs.
He looked at Han Feixu in confusion, “Boss, someone sent you a box of pork ribs.”
Han Feixu nodded happily, “En, I know. Just put them here.”
Ye Mingxin frowned, “Who sent them?”
Liang Zhu was stuffing her face with bread when she heard these words. Her movements paused and her focus shifted as she quietly observed the sudden tension between the two.
“Mr. Liu sent them. He said his wife made a bucket full of pork ribs and he can’t eat them all so he gave me some. You should try some too.”
Ye Mingxin’s expression relaxed, “I won’t eat any. These ribs are too oily for me. I’ll just drink some porridge later.”
“Alright, they’re all mine then.” After saying this, Han Feixu placed the entire box in front of herself.
Liang Zhu lowered her gaze and silently breathed a sigh of relief in her heart.
Someone knocked on the door again not long after and Little South went to open it again. Lan Zhu smiled and teased on the side, “Teacher Han is so charismatic, it seems there is always someone trying to bring you food to eat.”
A gentle female voice sounded out as soon as those words fell, “Really, someone brought food for Feixu? Ai, why don’t I have anybody bringing me food?”
Han Feixu subconsciously stood up at the sound of Lin Yi’s voice. Lin Yi brought a chair over and sat down, “Keep on eating your food, I’m just here to chat with you for a while. I’m so bored. I only had one scene in the morning and only one in the afternoon as well. Oh and one more in the evening.”
Liang Zhu’s heart jumped into her throat again. She was afraid Ye Mingxin would go crazy with jealousy on the spot and make the situation turn ugly. Qi Yu had similar thoughts as he looked over at her and met her gaze, the two of them giving each other a look.
However, Ye Mingxin didn’t seem unhappy at all as she smiled and asked enthusiastically, “Ah, you’re here. Did your RV explode or something?”
Everyone else: “…..” Ma’am it would’ve been better if you hadn’t spoken at all.
Han Feixu: “….” She really didn’t lie, they really do have a grudge with each other= =
Lin Yi is someone with a thick face and strong mind, and so she maintained her smile as she chuckled, “Unfortunately, no. Otherwise I would’ve been able to stay with Feixu here. Isn’t that right, Feixu?”
The artillery fire has suddenly shifted onto Han Feixu. Everyone’s eyes swiveled over to her. Han Feixu was under great pressure as she remained silent for a while before setting down her chopsticks, “I’m feeling a little sleepy. You guys can continue talking. I’m going to sleep first.”
Han Feixu has used “taking a nap and running away”! It was very effective!
The two bosses that remained behind stared at each other, while the onlookers suddenly felt like they could smell gunpowder in the air.
However, since there is only one bed in this RV, they could not use the same excuse to escape.
10 seconds later, Lin Yi finally broke the invisible pressure in the air as she said lightly, “How about a drink this evening?”
Even a blind person could see the reluctance on Ye Mingxin’s face as she almost rolled her eyes. Although she was reluctant, she still responded, “En.”
Lin Yi snapped her fingers together in satisfaction, “Ok! When I finish filming later I’ll send you a WeChat message. We’ll meet at the bar on the fourth floor of the hotel. I’ve already booked us a private room.”
After she finished speaking she stood up and said goodbye to the others. She left as quickly as she came. Everyone else was baffled. Did she come here just to get Ye Mingxin to agree to having a drink with her?
Ye Mingxin stirred her porridge with her spoon, feeling no appetite at all. She wanted to sleep in here too, but if she stayed too long it would cause suspicion. Ye mignxin sighed. She was obviously playing a powerful consort in a palace, but why does she have to hide like a sneakily little concubine? When will this end? = =
She left and took Lan Zhu and Qi Yu with her. Liang Zhu also stood up and made her way to the quieter mini studio to look at contracts. In the dining area that was crowded with so many people, there was only Little South and Zhong Yuanyuan left as the room became suddenly empty.
The two of them stared at each other and Little South couldn’t hold back his curiosity, “Yuanyuan-jie, what’s going on? Is Lin Yi interested in our Boss Ye?”
Zhong Yuanyuan: “How would I know? I’m just a little assistant.”
“Then she’s interested in our Boss?”
Zhong Yuanyuan: “How would I know? I’m just a little assistant.”
“No it can’t be….s-she’s interested in both of them?!!! That’s a little too much!”
Zhong Yuanyuan: “…..How would I know? I really am just a little assistant with no power!”
By the time Han Feixu woke up, it was time to work. A makeup artist finished the last touch to Han Feixu’s makeup and then pinched her face as she said, “Ah, I really want to turn you into Hu Ji*! Just look at your face, it’s totally a Hu Ji face!”(*T/N: Hu Ji is a word for a foreign girl/beauty and later a word for courtesans)
Han Feixu blinked and asked, “Who is Hu Ji? Is that an actress, model, or singer?”
Makeup artist: “….” I haven’t seen an out of the loop actress for a long time.
The filming went smoothly in the evening. After the palace draft, everyone entered Chuxiu Palace and waited for the emperor to assign them to their respective palaces. Han Feixu and Ye Mingxin only had one film together. The two of them were lined up together as they entered Chuxiu palace and just happened to look at each other as they walked in. While Yingxiu (Ye Mingxin) lowered her head quickly and turned away, Wen Shan (Han Feixu) snorted at the other person’s timidness.
This one snort took Han Feixu five tries before Director Tian was satisfied.
In the later stages, the actors will have their voices dubbed by themselves in the studio so Director Tian has very strict requirements when it comes to the voice. Han Feixu just couldn’t grasp the right emotions as she needed to perform the kind of dismissiveness that held both contempt and pity of a superior to a subordinate. After four takes, Ye Mingxin finally gave her some advice.
“Think of me as a coward with no morals, someone who is married yet still flirts with beauties walking down the street.”
Han Feixu pictured her words and, on the fifth take, the scenes were finished immediately. During her fifth performance, she had quietly rolled her eyes and let everyone feel the deep contempt that came from her very soul.
Sure enough, the thing that Han Feixu despises the most is adultery = =
After finishing their work for the night, Han Feixu returned to her hotel room but Ye Mingxin didn’t go up with her. She said it was because Lin Yi had invited her to the bar for a drink. Han Feixu asked, “You agreed? I thought you two hated each other?”
Ye Mingxin couldn’t explain their relationship without revealing too much so she said, “You should go back first and sleep early. Don’t leave the hotel if you have nothing to do. Of the ten people passing by a hotel, eight are paparazzi and two are crazy fans.”
Han Feixu: “….Ok.”
When she returned to the hotel, she bumped into Yin Jiahe coming out of the elevator. When the elevator door opened they found themselves staring at each other.
A faint feeling of awkwardness could be felt as Han Feixu laughed dryly, “Are you going out to film?”
Yin Jiahe glanced at her, “En.”
This time even the “it’s okay” part was dropped. Han Feixu racked her brains for something to say, “Then I’m going up first. I wish you luck on your filming.”
Yin Jiahe walked out of the elevator with a bodyguard behind her. She paused as she passed by Han Feixu for a second. It seemed that she wanted to say something so Han Feixu looked over only to see Yin Jiahe nod her head slightly, “En.”
Han Feixu: “….”
There are cameras even in the elevator, so Han Feixu held back and didn’t say anything. When she returned to her room, Liang Zhu and Zhong Yuanyuan also entered. Just as Liang Zhu closed the door, Han Feixu turned her head and complained to them, “She definitely dislikes me! When we were on that variety show she didn’t just say one word at the time with the others! In fact, she had quite a lot to say!”
Liang Zhu: “That was different. It was for the show where everyone has to talk and laugh under the camera.”
“Also, she doesn’t dislike you. She’s just not in a good mood today. I watched her while she was filming and Director Tian was also very dissatisfied with her state as she was always frowning at her camera. But because of Yu Tingxue, he didn’t say anything.”
Han Feixu asked doubtfully, “Really? Then why wasn’t she in a good mood?”
“Who knows,” Liang Zhu then added, “Maybe it’s that time of the month?”
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