I Don't Need Your Life
Mo Ting found out through Lu Che that Tangning had been invited to partake in 'Concubine Ning'. Of course, as soon as he looked at the script...
...no...to be exact, as soon as he saw the name of the drama, he already knew that Tangning would like it.
Especially since the story was so well written and the production was on such a large scale. Most importantly, this drama was to be released by a national film and television agency.
To Tangning, this was a great form of acknowledgment. Even someone like Lin Sheng had never received an opportunity like this.
"'Concubine Ning'...is quite interesting," Mo Ting flipped through the script and saw a brief introduction for Tangning's character. She was a true villain; so evil that it made people gnash their teeth at the sight of her.
Of course, with such a strong backing, the cast of 'Concubine Ning' would definitely consist of a large number of actors. Just concubines alone, consisted of a dozen or so people. So, the harem in the drama was indeed complex.
"President, I've already helped auntie settle in well," Lu Che reported after returning to the office.
"Have a look at this script," Mo Ting placed the script for 'Concubine Ning' in front of Lu Che.
"This is a great script. Does the president want to..."
"A big production like this is bound to have a huge cast. If Tangning enters a cast like this, even if she has three assistants by her side, I won't be able to relax," Mo Ting said calmly. "Let's make arrangements as soon as possible so we can be ready for any circumstance."
...Tangning had already met too many enemies in the past and suffered too much scheming. To receive such a great role only after one year of acting, it was hard to guarantee that no one would be envious and cause trouble.
"I understand, President."
"One more thing, I need you to visit an overseas research facility."
Lu Che froze after hearing this. After a few minutes, he realized it must have something to do with Hua Wenfeng.
"What type of information would the President like me to find out?"
"Get someone to investigate if my mother has undergone any traumatic incidences over the last few years."
Mo Ting did not explain everything in detail, but Lu Che understood Mo Ting's motive. To put it simply, Mo Ting felt that Hua Wenfeng's attitude was slightly suspicious.
"I understand. I will catch the first flight out."
This was the reason why Mo Ting had not told Tangning anything yet. He had a constant feeling that something wasn't quite right...
That night, Mo Ting returned home to find Tangning sitting on the sofa reading through her script. His lips slightly curved upwards, "What would you do if I refuse to let you film this drama?"
Tangning put down the script and looked firmly at Mo Ting, "It's impossible. You would never stop me from doing something that I want to do."
Mo Ting drew Tangning into his embrace and placed his chin atop her head, "As long as it's something you want to do, even if I have to sacrifice my life, I'd be willing to let you do it."
"I don't need your life. I just need you to be happy."
After giving her response, Tangning wrapped her arms around Mo Ting's neck and leaned in for a kiss. At this time, Tang Jingxuan and Xu Qingyan came out of their bedroom. As soon as they saw the couple, Tang Jingxuan gently cleared his throat, "Sis and brother-in-law...our mission is now complete, so we are going to go home."
"The two of you can continue what you were doing..."
"Come visit again when you have some spare time," Tangning smiled without moving from her position.
"President Mo normally looks so intimidating. Who would have thought, when he's around Ning Jie, he would appear like a shackled lion. How cute!"
"Let's talk about this after we leave," Tang Jingxuan reminded Xu Qingyan to watch what she said.
Actually, Tangning already heard what Xu Qingyan said. As she watched the couple leave, she turned and looked at Mo Ting with a giggle, "Cute? Let me see how you are cute..."
Mo Ting looked at Tangning dotingly...
Meanwhile, after An Zihao found out that the girl he was looking for had gone to be a stunt double, he went through all his contacts to track her down. Because, there was indeed a role in 'Concubine Ning' that suited her. However, the film industry was bigger than anticipated.
If he could witness the girl and her tricks again, how good would that be...
An Zhao looked at the line of extras in front of him and shook his head. As he turned to leave and just as he opened the car door, he noticed the girl on the opposite side of the road. She had opened a small stall to help people fix any joint dislocations.
Dressed in a short khaki green jacket and tight black pants, she looked like a cool but bad girl. She was indeed different to the average person.
"What are you looking at? Do you have a dislocation that needs fixing? From the looks of it though, I think you need to fix your kidneys instead."
Hearing her questions, An Zihao responded, "This is a public area."
The woman looked up slightly with a sense of disdain like she was challenging An Zihao's ability to control her.
"So...how should I fix my kidneys?"
"Bro, look," the girl pointed to the sign on her stall, "I only fix dislocations. I don't fix kidneys. How about I break your bones, so I can treat you after?"
"Your temper seems..."
"A bit strange!?" the girl cut in as she rolled her eyes. "Why should we be so serious...Stop blocking me from getting business."
An Zihao could not fight back with a woman like this, because she was too unpredictable.
Seeing he still hadn't left, she added, "Or perhaps, are you trying to pursue me?"
"I want to invite you to partake in a film! I heard that you're a stunt double!"
"I'm not interested," the girl waved her hands to send An Zihao away.
"Then, can you at least give me your contact details?"
The girl sighed and looked at An Zihao like he was mentally retarded, "Can't you see the QR code below the name on my sign?"
"Yes, I see it. But, that's to pay you!" An Zihao defended. "Are you actually a scammer? I could call the police on you. Plus, this is a public area, if you use it without permission, I'm sure your stall won't last if I call them."
"Pang!"...I loud sound ended An Zihao's words before he got the chance to finish. The girl had punched him in the face and ran off.
An Zihao never knew that a woman's strength could be this immense...
"Sir, are you OK?" a passerby checked, "Why did you provoke Xiao Ye? This child grew up around here. She has a strange temper and is proficient in all forms of scams. You may see her as a stunt double today, but tomorrow, she may be a fortune teller, and the day after, perhaps a reseller under the bridge..."
"This child has had a tough life. Her father was once an extra, but then he went missing. At that time, she was only 6-years-old and had no home to return to. She grew up begging for food from the neighbourhood. Perhaps it was because she often had to compete with bad people, she tried to learn everything and became proficient in everything, regardless of whether it was good or bad."