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Perhaps it was an illusion, but when Gu Xun’s face first appeared, his expression seemed a bit fierce and his eyes were aggressive. But when you looked carefully, his face was still familiar and gentle, and there was a little helplessness on it.
“Qi Cong” Gu Xun leaned closer to the screen, but his helplessness became more obvious, “are you sure you want me to look at the floor when I talk to you?”
Qi Cong looked at the wood colored floor under his feet, and then realized that what he saw in the camera was the image taken by the phone’s rear camera. His stiff body relaxed but soon became stiff again. He moved his finger to change the camera.
The camera switched and his face appeared on the small screen in the upper right corner.
Stiff and stupid.
Qi Cong looked at it for a second and then looked away, forcing himself to fix his eyes on Gu Xun’s face and ask, “Have you just finished?”
Gu Xun looked at him and said nothing, his eyes only deepened.
Qi Cong felt a little uncomfortable and asked, “Where are you going now? Are you going back to the hotel to have a rest?”
Gu Xun suddenly leaned back, away from his mobile phone, and as soon as the screen darkened, something blocked half of the camera. Gu Xun’s voice came a little lower than just now. “Wait a minute, my assistant called me, and I need to have a word with him.”
Then the camera on Gu Xun’s side was completely covered and his voice disappeared.
Qi Cong was a little confused, but the stiffness and tension eased a bit when Gu Xun did this. Qi Cong’s eyes swept to the two poems he had written out laying on the living room table, and walked over, waiting for Gu Xun to finish talking with his assistant.
On the other side of the call, Gu Xun clicked on the video and leaned back against the car’s backseat, holding the phone in one hand and holding his chin in another. He squinted at the screen, at first a little confused, then turned his head to see where Qi Cong was and where he started to walk. His eyes swept over him inch by inch, along the forehead exposed after Qi Cong hair was trimmed and through the handsome and soft facial features, then stopped on the light-colored and soft lips for a long time. Then he looked at Qi Cong’s ear outline and round earlobe, swept to the chin, then down the chin all the way down the neck, over the collarbone, down the shirt collar, and finally turned around to fix on the slightly raised Adam’s apple. Gu Xun put his fingers up on his chin and gently rubbed his lips as he leaned over to his assistant. “My baby… is so beautiful. ” His voice was low, hoarse and very sexy. It even sounded as if he…were showing off.
His assistant, Kevin, couldn’t stand it and leaned against the door. “Brother Gu, I often wonder why you haven’t been caught by the police.”
“What do you know?” Gu Xun rejected his sentence, sat up straight and looked at Qi Cong, who was looking down at something on the screen. He reached out and touched Qi Cong’s eyelashes. “He is good looking. I am telling you the truth. Is there a problem with that?”
Qi Cong was called back by Gu Xun’s voice and he looked at Gu Xun’s face that had reappeared on the screen.
Gu Xun said with a smile, “I’ve just finished my work and am on my way to the airport. I’m going to go back to the crew and finish filming the rest of the outdoor scenes. It will take about five or six days and I’ll be even busier.”
If you are going to be busier, then why are you smiling so happily?
Qi Cong thought that Gu Xun was a little silly, but still very lovely. He asked, “You are driving to the airport at this time? What time is your flight? “
“At 11:30pm. I will arrive at Yangcheng at three o’clock in the morning. The filming location is over there.”
If he arrives at three o’clock, it will be five or six o’clock when he arrives at the hotel. Qi Cong frowned and asked, “Will you start filming as soon as you arrive?”
“No, it will start in the afternoon.”
Then he won’t be able to take a rest.
Qi Cong trembled when he heard this low and gentle call. Looking at Gu Xun, who was close to the camera, his throat moved as he replied, “What’s the matter?”
“Thank you for caring about me. I’m very happy.” Gu Xun smiled gently. “What about you? What are your plans for the next week? What kind of class did you say you were in? “
This version of Gu Xun was really just like the man he knew before. Qi Cong had a feeling that maybe Gu Xun looked a bit fierce sometimes, and his behavior wasn’t as restrained as he used to be, but he must still be the gentle and kind Gu Xun that he knew in his heart.
It was the same Gu Xun that he was familiar with.
His voice slowed down a lot unconsciously, as he briefly talked about signing a contract and taking vocal music lessons.
The smile on Gu Xun’s face froze and he briefly stagnated as he asked, “You’ve signed the contract?”
“How long did you sign with the company?”
The camera on Gu Xun’s side suddenly shook down and tilted to the car window. A second later, the camera was adjusted and Gu Xun’s face appeared on the screen again. He still had a gentle and casual expression. He asked, “A contract is considered to be on the right track, do you have plans for your career?”
“Not yet. Brother Zhao said he was still discussing this with President Shen.”
Gu Xun seemed to grit his teeth, but soon he smiled again and said, “This kind of thing really needs to be discussed. How about you? Is there any direction you want to develop in? As a singer? An actor? Or all-round development? “
“Anything is fine. I can try them all.” Qi Cong didn’t really want to talk to Gu Xun about this. He always felt as if he was showing his tacky side to Gu Xun. He pointed the camera at the poems and shifted the topic. “By the way, I’ve written the poems. See if there’s anything you want to change.”
After a few seconds of silence, Gu Xun’s voice came out very gently. “They are fine.”
Qi Cong relaxed a little and said, “Then give me an address. I’ll send them to you when I frame them.”
“There’s no hurry. I’ll get it from you myself.”
Suddenly there was a sound of the front door opening to the house and Shen Jia’s voice rang out. “Brother Cong, have you slept yet? I brought you midnight snacks! “
Qi Cong froze, as if he had been caught doing something bad. He first looked at toward the front door, then adjusted the camera to see Gu Xun and quickly said, “Jia Jia is back. I’m hanging up. You…you remember to sleep on the plane for a while.”
Gu Xun also heard Shen Jia’s voice and replied, “Shen Jia is back so early. I’ll get some sleep on the plane. Good night.”
Qi Cong eyes swept over Gu Xun’s face and paused for two seconds before he reached out to hang up. Then he put away his cell phone and greeted Shen Jia, who had already entered the living room.
The other side.
Immediately after the call ended, the mildness of Gu Xun dissipated. His expression sank as he threw away his phone and leaned into the back of his chair holding his chest, his fierceness overflowing .
Assistant Kevin picked up his phone and advised, “Brother Gu, I don’t think you need to be like this.”
Gu Xun frowned at Kevin. “The person I like lives in another single man’s house, and you think I don’t have to be like this?”
“I mean, you don’t have to keep disguising yourself in front of Mr. Qi.” Kevin was worried. “Brother Gu, you can’t go on pretending like this. I’m afraid that the result will be the same as three years ago -“
“No way.” Gu Xun interrupted Kevin’s words and looked sideways at his face reflected on the window. A few seconds later, he looked away and shook his head. “No …. Don’t be a coward. “
Gu Xun was really busy in the next few days, which showed that although he would still send Qi Cong a bunch of WeChat messages everyday, the time he sent them was concentrated on the early morning, lunch and late night and he would no longer reply in seconds. Often, if Qi Cong replied to his WeWhat in the afternoon, he wouldn’t respond until midnight.
It was clear that the two of them only lived a few hundred kilometers apart, but it looked like they lived in different time zones.
Qi Cong’s side was also getting busy. Because Zhao Zhenxun was not sure how to plan his career, he continued to work as an assistant for Shen Jia.
Shen Jia wanted to finish some work before entering the drama crew, and the workload of the whole team was also very heavy. Qi Cong, as Shen Jia’s personal assistant, must follow Shen Jia everywhere and every moment, and the work was tiring and trivial. In addition, he has to take the time to practice what he has learned in vocal music lessons, sign a contract with Jiangwang and update “Chivalrous Bones.” It felt like one person wanted to split into three people.
Under this intensity of work, Qi Cong no longer had the energy to manage the public’s evaluation of his novel “Chivalrous Bones” every day. After finishing a chapter manuscript he directly scheduled it and went back to sleep. Not to mention reading the comments, he couldn’t even squeeze out the energy to open the comment section.
A week later, Shen Jia finally completed all the finishing touches and was ready to join the crew.
In order to spare time to help Shen Jia pack up things for the cast, Qi Cong stayed up late the day before and wrote two chapters and scheduled them in advance.
Coincidentally, the update of these two chapters would end the first plot arc of “Chivalrous Bones”. From now on, the fate of many supporting characters and some subplots of the story will gradually be distinguished from Wu Heng’s “Chivalrous Bones”.
Before leaving for the airport, Qi Cong specially opened WeChat to see if Gu Xun sent him any news back.
Unfortunately not. The “when are you coming to pick up the poems?” he sent yesterday afternoon wasn’t responded to by Gu Xun until this morning.
It was a little strange that Gu Xun seldom sent him a message this week.
Did you stay up late to catch up?
Qi Cong frowned, locked the phone screen and looked at the two framed poems on the cabinet, hesitated for a moment, and put them into his small luggage .
A few hours later, the plane landed in Hengcheng.
A group of people walked out of the airport towards the car that the crew sent to pick them up.
Qi Cong, holding a suitcase, walked behind the crowd at the end of the line and took out his mobile phone to turn it on. As soon as the signal was restored, he clicked on WeChat.
“Are you waiting for some news? You can’t walk without looking at the road.”
The familiar low voice came from behind him, surrounded by a familiar smell mixed with a little sweetness.
Qi Cong was stunned, then suddenly stopped and looked back.
His shoulder crashed into a broad chest and a cone was brought to his mouth. Qi Cong raised his eyes, and met Gu Xun’s smiling eyes that were blocked by the brim of his hat.
“Last time I told you I’m going to treat you to better ice cream.” Gu Xun bent slightly and his body was so close to Qi Cong, they almost touched. Then he took Qi Cong’s luggage with one hand. He placed the ice cream against Qi Cong’s mouth with the other hand, and almost hugged Qi Cong in his arms. The corners of his mouth hooked up and his voice was light and low. “The next interior shots that need to be filmed for “Dynasty” also happen to be shot in Hengcheng City. It’s said our location is separated from the filming area of “Legends of Youth” by a few hundred meters. We are practically next door to each other. It will be very convenient. “
Edited by: Antiope1