Spare Tire is Gone – Chapter 37.1

Qi Cong’s eyes followed Gu Xun’s movement. After being stunned for a while, he regained his senses. Surprised and nervous, he turned his head to look around, dragging the chair with his body to block Gu Xun. He asked in a low voice, “You’re off work? So early? How did you come here? Security didn’t stop you?”

Qi Cong was sitting in a corner position against the prop wall. As he moved, he almost blocked Gu Xun, who was sitting on the small stool, in the corner between the wall and him.

Gu Xun glanced at the Qi Cong action of blocking him and the corners of his mouth twitched. His long legs stretched out, and he put his legs along Qi Cong’s chair. He then leaned over and lowered his voice, replying, “We didn’t have any night scenes so we finished early. I also found someone from your crew before coming here and got this.” He held up the insider’s pass around his neck and waved it.

The two people were sitting close to each other, both leaning toward each other. Due to their chairs being of different sizes, the two of them tilted and lowered their heads, making their posture even more ambiguous. Qi Cong even felt that as long as he lowered his head, he and Gu Xun would….

His eyes quickly swept over Gu Xun’s tilted face. He sat up straight and looked around, saying “”I can’t get off work for now. Jia Jia still has a few scenes to shoot, so it will probably not end until eight o’clock.”

“I’ll keep you company.” Gu Xun still leaned over, and gestured to the take-out box in his hand. “I brought you a crab meat casserole. You have to eat it while it’s hot, or it will taste fishy if it becomes cold. By the way, what role are you going to play?”

The takeaway box in Gu Xun’s hand was wrapped very tightly and looked a bit heavy. Qi Cong wanted to say something but Xiao Han’s voice interjected from nearby.

“Brother Cong! I got the meals, they are in Jia Jia lounge. Brother Zhao told me to say you should hurry up – – cough, Gu- cough!” Xiao Han, who trotted over, saw Gu Xun and was so shocked that he stopped sharply on the spot, almost choking himself to death when he forgot to breathe.

Xiao Han’s coughing motion was so loud that the surrounding staff who heard it looked over. A staff member holding a costume who was just passing by, hearing the noise, glanced casually at them, then took two steps and turned back. His line of sight was still blocked by Qi Cong, but most of Gu Xun’s body could still be seen. After two seconds he suddenly drew a cold breath and screeched, “Gu, Gu… Gu Xun!”

This shout was so loud that all the actors and directors who had just finished a scene in the front heard it and turned around.

The matter became completely exposed.

Qi Cong’s brain exploded, as he quickly stood up. Should he continue to block Gu Xun, or should he reveal Gu Xun? It was difficult to decide.

“It’s okay, don’t be nervous.” Gu Xun got up and patted Qi Cong’s shoulder. Putting the take out box on the nearby chair, he told Qi Cong, “Let’s go say hello to the director.”

Their situation indeed required a proper greeting.

Qi Cong gathered his emotions and walked with Gu Xun to the director.

The director of “Legend of the Youths”was named Wang Peng and was a bearded man in his 50s with a relatively easy-going nature. Gu Xun, who was walking in front, took the initiative to extend his hand towards him. “Hello Director Wang, sorry for the interruption. I came here to see my friend, I hope I didn’t disturb your shooting.”

Wang Peng’s eyes swept from Gu Xun to Qi Cong, then he shook Gu Xun’s outstretched hand and said kindly, “It’s okay, it wasn’t an interruption. We were just about to go to break.”

The producers and script writers who were guarding the scene heard the news and quickly rushed over, followed by other actors who weren’t filming.

It seemed that in just a blink of an eye, the entire core of the crew gathered around Gu Xun.

It was not an exaggeration.

Courteous greetings, polite or direct words of praise filled their ears as Qi Cong stood beside Gu Xun. His line of sight swept through the rare smile on the face of the drama director. The chief scriptwriter, who rarely showed up, and the rest of the actors group behind the director, who were usually very aloof, cold and arrogant, at this time acted like an honest group of students greeting their teacher. For the first time, Qi Cong realized that in this circle, Gu Xun was standing at the very top. He was one of them, but also an existence that most people looked up to.

He turned his head and looked at Gu Xun, who was able to talk to everyone with ease. He looked at Gu Xun’s purely social expression, self-confidence and calm attitude. The figure Qi Cong had been talking to with a smile suddenly swayed and disappeared like fireworks on a summer night.

He knew very little about Gu Xun.

Really…. Too little.

“Don’t bother, I’m here to accompany Qi Cong today.” Gu Xun suddenly looked sideways at Qi Cong. His sociable expression just from a moment ago disappeared as he gave Qi Cong a gentle smile, showing how familiar he was with him.

Qi Cong returned to his senses, but before he could react, he was touched by Gu Xun on the head. He was dumbfounded again, but Gu Xun had already withdrawn his hand to look at the producer who had just spoken and replied, “I’ll have dinner with you next time if I have a chance.”

“Okay, then we’ll make a date some other time.” The drama director was very talkative. He remarked tentatively, “I heard that your brother recently has plans to invest in the film and television industry, and a while ago Long Watch Media-“

“I don’t know much about my brother’s business arrangements.” Gu Xun interrupted the director’s words and glanced at Qi Cong again. Then he smiled at the drama director. “I won’t continue to keep everyone, I just need Qi Cong to entertain me.”

The drama director wasn’t angry with this interruption, followed Gu Xun’s words and looked at Qi Cong. Then he just said a few polite words and according to Gu Xun hint, he beckoned the people around him to leave.

The surrounding circle dispersed while Shen Jia, who was squeezed into the outer circle by the director and other actors, immediately leaned over to Qi Cong to hear what Gu Xun wanted to say. Gu Xun restrained himself from saying anything, and looked at Zhao Zhenxun who walked over.

“Go to the lounge.” Zhao Zhenxun, who approached them, said this to Gu Xun. While saying that he looked over at Wang Yue, Lian Pengxing and others who were not yet far away and lowered his voice. “You came just in time, I have something to tell you.”

Gu Xun nodded and looked sideways at Qi Cong. “Let’s go, let’s have dinner.”

A group of people entered Shen Jia’s personal lounge, while Xiao Han and others went out with their respective dinners and closed the door behind them. Everyone sat down at the table, while Gu Xun put the takeout box on the table and opened it.

The smell of crab meat from the opened takeaway box rose into the air fiercely, making Shen Jia’s stomach growl. Everyone looked toward Shen Jia, while he covered his stomach in embarrassment and glanced back and forth. “There were several scenes today, and it took a lot of energy to shoot. Actually… I’m not very hungry.”

“… Let’s eat first. ” Zhao Zhenxun spoke and motioned to everyone to sit down and “chat while eating.”

The table was a typical square table with one person being able to eat on one side. Qi Cong also brought a pair of bowls and chopsticks to Gu Xun and everyone chatted while eating.

Gu Xun scooped up a bowl of crab meat and gave it to Qi Cong. He then mentioned, “Everyone will take initiative to dig up Qi Cong’s past because of me, so I will take responsibility for solving this matter.”

Qi Cong stopped pouring himself water and looked at Gu Xun.

Shen Jia and Zhao Zhenxun also looked at Gu Xun at the same time. Shen Jia had been filming all day so he didn’t know about the news regarding Qi Cong, which was dug up by a gossip account. Hearing Gu Xun’s words, he finally realized that something was wrong and quickly took out his phone. 

Zhao Zhenxun asked, “How are you going to solve it?”

“First, divert everyone’s attention and make time for you to guide public opinion.” Gu Xun looked at Qi Cong and said, “Will you cooperate with me?”

Qi Cong couldn’t keep up with Gu Xun’s train of thought, so he asked, “Cooperate with what?”

Gu Xun took out his mobile phone, leaned over Qi Cong’s shoulder and bent his head while he held it up. “Cooperate with this.”


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Edited by: Antiope1


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  1. qyura

    Thank you for the chapter!

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