Chapter 17- After rebirth, I decided to inherit the family property.
Song Yunran didn’t expect Qin Ke to be like He Ziyou, who would break off friendships with people at every turn.
He swept his eyes over Qin Ke’s well-defined face, and said with a subtle tone: “Turns out you are such a childish person, I was wrong about you in the past.”
Qin Ke raised his eyelids: “President Xiao Song is exactly the same as I remember.”
He spoke and did things without thinking . His personality was like the jumping candy1Jumping candy is a kind of recreational food. The carbon dioxide contained in jumping candy is heated in the mouth and vaporized to generate thrust, which makes jumping candy particles jump in the mouth he ate when he was a child. It would jump for a long time if he wasn’t careful. Yet, when you looked back on it afterwards, you wouldn’t think it was annoying, rather there was a kind of cuteness that belonged only to him.
Song Yunran’s face sank: “Are you cursing me or praising me?”
The first time they met in this life, he made a fool of himself in the prop room of Joyous Occasion, it was hard to believe there would be any good impression between them.
Qin Ke raised the corner of his mouth: “Praising you.”
Song Yunran proudly raised his chin: “Don’t try to suck up to me! If you have nothing to do, go out. There will be more opportunities to praise me in the future.”
When Qin Ke closed the office door, Song Yunran flung himself onto the sofa and rolled around.
He knew every decision he had made since his rebirth so far was right. Although there were some minor problems in the middle, Qin Ke could no longer resist his domineering temperament!
It seemed the day Qin Ke called him father would not be too far away.
You still have to continue to work hard.
Song Yunran rose from the sofa, and called for Assistant Tang through the intercom: ” Take these books to the staff office area, let them read more.”
Assistant Tang took a look inside and was stunned for a while.
President Xiao Song, this is…do you want to strengthen the company’s spiritual civilization2“Spiritual civilization” stands for a spectrum of Chinese socialis cultural values, including the spirit of self-sacrifice and the rejection of things bourgeois?
Maybe this was the big picture learned when one comes from a wealthy family. He didn’t care about it too much and asked in a low voice: “Did you and Qin Ke reconcile?”
”Reconciled ah, it was just a small misunderstanding.”
Song Yunran didn’t understand the deeper meaning behind Assistant Tang’s words and asked curiously, “Did he tell you when he left?”
Assistant Tang: “I could tell without him saying it, you looked especially happy just now.”
His eyes curved when he smiled, like his fur had been smoothed.
Of course, he couldn’t say that. Assistant Tang could only sigh with emotion in his heart. These little lovers were very simple, even the joy of reconciliation couldn’t be hidden.
Song Yunran: “……”
Happy? He was particularly happy because Qin Ke praised him?
Soon after Qin Ke walked out the door of Xinghe, his phone received Song Yunran’s friend request.
He chuckled softly and pressed “accept”, then instead of directly going home he took a taxi to a restaurant.
A college roommate had decided to leave Yan City to live in his hometown. Today, he invited some classmates out for dinner. The booked restaurant was far from Xinghe, and when Qin Ke finally got there after crossing half of the city, the others had already arrived.
As soon as he entered, the people in the private room turned their heads to him in sync.
There were those who laughed and coaxed him to punish himself with three glasses, those who greeted him, and those who looked at him and Cheng Jiaming with complicated expressions.
They were all classmates, who didn’t know that when they were still in school Qin Ke was the role model that the teachers couldn’t stop praising.
They praised him for his good looks, his lines, for acting well.
But nowadays, the acting industry wasn’t as good as it was decades ago. There were too many students competing every year. There were also a variety of second-generation internet celebrities who were eyeing the industry. People like Qin Ke, who didn’t have a background, ended up not making it far. His circumstances weren’t as good as those of Cheng Jiaming who was from a wealthy family.
Cheng Jiaming behaved fairly calmly, and when Qin Ke sat down next to him, he leaned over and asked, “What’s the matter with you? ”
Qin Ke had the memories of his past life and knew what this meant, but he pretended not to know and asked in a light voice, “What’s wrong?”
Cheng Jiaming said, “I kindly recommended you to my agent, but I heard you rejected him?”
As soon as his voice fell, there was a moment of silence within the room.
Everyone looked over in surprise and curiosity, all wanting to listen to how Qin Ke would explain.
Cheng Jiaming signed a contract with the famous Wancheng Film and Television in the industry. How could Qin Ke not appreciate such a good opportunity?
Some people speculated and asked, “Do you have a better choice?”
In his last life, Qin Ke scrupulously told them that he had already signed a contract with Xu Ping.
Xu Ping’s company was on par with Wancheng Film and Television, and at that time Xu Ping’s fame was even bigger than Zhao Suyu’s. After hearing that, everyone had expressed their blessings and envy, only Cheng Jiaming remained silent for a long time.
Thinking about it now, that might have been when Cheng Jiaming’s resentment began.
This time, Qin Ke’s reply was eye-watering: “I signed with Xinghe.”
Cheng Jiaming froze, and then put on a pained look: “Are you stupid? You didn’t sign with Wancheng, and went to sign with a small company like Xinghe, instead?”
Qin Ke narrowed his smile, raised his eyelids and asked, “What’s wrong with Xinghe?”
Cheng Jiaming looked at him and had the inexplicable feeling that Qin Ke was a little unhappy. After a pause, he continued: “Even if Xinghe is backed by Ningdong, it won’t be possible for it to beat Wancheng any time soon. Besides, they have just been newly bought and there must be a lot of internal disorder. I’m not wrong.”
Qin Ke’s tone was cold: “I don’t think Xinghe is bad, they are much more interesting than other boring companies.”
”It’s mainly because Xinghe’s boss is interesting,” a girl took to the topic, “Isn’t he the one who broke the news about Chu Xiaochen that’s being discussed all over the internet today, have you all seen the live video?”
Another girl said, “Of course, Song Yunran is absolutely amazing. Hey, Qin Ke, do you know if he has any plans to debut?”
Qin Ke shook his head: “I don’t think so. ”
After all, President Xiao Song only wanted to be president.
”Ah, it’s a pity. In the live broadcast yesterday he couldn’t see the road clearly and almost tripped. The stunned expression he made at that time made me become a mother fan directly. Simply too cute.”
“Me too, me too!”
The two girls exchanged glances, confirming that they were both internet pain-free motherhood enthusiasts, and immediately clicked, swapping places with others to sit together and chat.
Qin Ke looked at their excited expressions and didn’t know what to say for a while.
It was a pity Song Yunran had made such an effort to dress up last night, only for no one to pay attention to his domineering temperament.
Seeing that the main subject of dinner’s discourse had become Song Yunran, Cheng Jiaming was very upset.
He was one of the most successful people among his classmates, yet when he implicitly mocked Qin Ke’s bad eyesight no one echoed him. How could Song Yunran, who wasn’t even here, influence their conversation so easily?
Cheng Jiaming was dissatisfied, so after a while he pretended to ask casually, “Speaking of which, what have you guys been up to lately?”
This sentence finally triggered a new round of topics. There were some newcomers in the entertainment industry among them. Many of them can’t see the future, nor did they want to make the decision to quit from the industry, so they immediately poured out their bitterness.
Someone asked: “Jiaming, you must be very busy?”
Cheng Jiaming said: “Not particularly, I just finished filming recently and am preparing for a movie audition.”
”Which movie are you auditioning for?” The other party asked.
Cheng Jiaming smiled subtly: “It can’t be announced to the public yet, and it’s not an important role, just the fifth male lead, so there’s not much to play.”
Everyone was startled at first, then reacted.
This was simply the legendary Versailles3There’s a lot of things to be explained but basically: seem to complain but want to show off. Here’s the explanation: Versailles was originally a palace where French nobles lived. There is a comic book “The Rose of Versailles” which describes the luxurious life of Louis XVI and his wife in the Palace of Versailles. It was later extended by the blogger @小奶球 to describe a spirit of performing high-level life, that is, he thinks he is an elegant nobleman, and often uses the way of “playing X casually, showing off in distress, and blaming if you want to refuse.”/ to express your superiority. scene.
One should know that ever since Cheng Jiaming entered Wancheng Film and Television, he had always been the second male lead so when he said that the script was of only the fifth male lead, meant it must be a work of a first-line director.
Sure enough, Cheng Jiaming answered without pause: “I can only say that it’s being directed by Director Tan Ming.”
An uproar sounded, finally satisfying Cheng Jiaming’s previously neglected vanity.
He laughed with satisfaction and asked, “Qin Ke, what about you?”
No one paid any attention to him.
Only then did Cheng Jiaming turn his head, finding the seat next to him empty.
Someone told him, “Qin Ke went out with Zhong Xiaofeng a moment ago .”
Cheng Jiachen frowned unhappily. He showed off for half a day, but Qin Ke wasn’t even there to listen .
Qin Ke, who had left the scene of Versailles, was standing in the corridor of the restaurant chatting with Zhong Xiaofeng.
Zhong Xiaofeng was the boy that invited everyone to dinner today. His self-confidence had been wounded by too many hiccups in the last few years, and his whole person had evolved into a salted fish4A person who have no intention of doing anything that had lost his dream.
But this time he raised his volume in a rare moment: “You want me to stay?”
”Well, Yan City has many opportunities.” Qin Ke said.
Zhong Xiaofeng laughed to himself: “Stop talking about it, those opportunities are reserved for handsome people like you. Salted fish like me, who were admitted to the film academy only because of the green smoke from my ancestral grave, are not suitable to be here at all.”
Qin Ke He did not deny it, but suggested: “Don’t you usually like to write scripts, maybe you can try to be a screenwriter.”
Zhong Xiaofeng was startled: “You think my scripts are good?”
Qin Ke nodded.
He knew that in the future, Zhong Xiaoshan’s debut work would be a blockbuster, and he would write several good scripts that would have many film and television companies scrambling for them one after another.
It’s a pity that in his previous life, Zhong Xiaofeng found a job to make ends meet, only staying up late at night to write scripts for a long period of time. In the end, although he was successful, his body had already collapsed.
Now after his rebirth, Qin Ke decided to hint at Zhong Xiaofeng, but the other party did not listen at all.
If it were the past, according to Qin Ke’s character, he would stop there.
But from last night to today, the various changes influenced by Song Yunran’s live broadcast made him realize that his(ZXF) destiny was not unchangeable.
Zhong Xiaofeng was still hesitating: “Forget it, it’s useless if you’re the only one that likes them.”
Qin Ke was silent for a few seconds and remembered that other person.
He remembered that shortly before he was reborn, he saw Song Yunran on TV saying seriously, “A screenwriter I want to work with? Of course it would be Zhong Xiaofeng, I especially like the stories he writes.”
When Song Yunran received Qin Ke’s message, he was leaving his car and preparing to go into the restaurant to eat with someone.
He glanced at the screen, a little dissatisfied.
How good was a script written by someone who had only just switched from being an actor to a screenwriter?
Not to mention the fact that in the middle of it all, there was also the relationship of classmates between Qin Ke and that person……
Song Yunran lowered his head and typed:【 What do you mean? After only just signing the contract, you want to introduce a friend to pull the company’s wool?5to take advantage of small gains】
The message had only just been sent out, but he suddenly felt in the wrong.
Wasn’t it obvious what Qin Ke meant? This was a child who was begging for help from his father because he wanted to help his classmate.
So he added another message: 【Let’s talk, what is the name of your friend?】
Since Qin Ke sincerely asked for help, he could reluctantly understand.
Soon, Qin Ke replied.
Three simple and concise characters:【Zhong Xiaofeng.】
Song Yunran slammed into the door of the restaurant under the stunned eyes all around him.
The author has something to say：
Mr. Xiao Song: So happy that I want to call dad
als: Sorry for the late update guys plus friday’s update might also have a few hours delay but it should be released on the same day hopefully.
Translated by als
- 1Jumping candy is a kind of recreational food. The carbon dioxide contained in jumping candy is heated in the mouth and vaporized to generate thrust, which makes jumping candy particles jump in the mouth
- 2“Spiritual civilization” stands for a spectrum of Chinese socialis cultural values, including the spirit of self-sacrifice and the rejection of things bourgeois
- 3There’s a lot of things to be explained but basically: seem to complain but want to show off. Here’s the explanation: Versailles was originally a palace where French nobles lived. There is a comic book “The Rose of Versailles” which describes the luxurious life of Louis XVI and his wife in the Palace of Versailles. It was later extended by the blogger @小奶球 to describe a spirit of performing high-level life, that is, he thinks he is an elegant nobleman, and often uses the way of “playing X casually, showing off in distress, and blaming if you want to refuse.”/ to express your superiority.
- 4A person who have no intention of doing anything
- 5to take advantage of small gains