Can She Still Act？
On the other hand, Luo Sheng was injured, but he did not lose everything. In fact, he even secured a role in a new drama. After Tangning's announcement was made, the official website of 'Derivative' took the opportunity to announce that they'd begin production and confirmed that their male lead was Luo Sheng. They even declared that they'd wait for him until he was fully recovered.
Luo Sheng's matter caused a huge commotion and made a huge impact on everyone. But, the majority of the public sympathized with him. In other words, he actually received a benefit from his misfortune.
"Thank you, Ning Jie," Luo Sheng thanked after receiving news that the tables had turned. "Thank you for not abandoning me."
"You didn't do anything wrong, so why would I abandon you?" Tangning asked. "From now on, simply focus on your recovery. Once you are healthy again, you will be able to start filming. I've already spoken to Director Luo. You've actually got a decent eye for people. Although Director Luo is not a completely honest and open person, he is not the sneaky, manipulative type. So, he is safe to befriend."
Hearing this, Luo Sheng laughed, even though it tore open his injury a little, "Understood, Ning Jie."
As for the old and young Zhengs, Tangning had already exhausted a lot of effort to get started with them. Now, it was time to 'entertain' them well.
Finally, when it came to 'Red Flame, Tangning was certain that they'd never make a comeback unless they replaced everyone in the cast and crew or if they decided to be completely shameless.
After all the worrying and fear, Tangning was finally a little tired. As she left the agency, she spotted Mo Ting's car parked outside. So, she immediately approached him and asked, "Why are you here?"
"I knew you'd miss me," Mo Ting said as he looked at Tangning.
Tangning chuckled and nodded her head, "You're the only person that understands me in this world..."
"Since the matter has been resolved now, you should get some rest."
"Let's go home, Mr. Mo. I miss my kids."
The entire matter was resolved smoothly. But, the date for Xing Lan's semifinals was fast approaching. Xing Lan practiced really hard, even though she was already ahead of everyone because she passed every stage with the highest points. Although she was now a part of Hai Rui, she still ended up calling Tangning because she believed that she would never find someone with better guidance than her.
During this time, Lin Qian had been staying at Xing Lan's home. Although she assumed that Quan Ziye had already moved back to live with the Quan Family, she still refused to return to the apartment. She enjoyed living with Xing Lan. At least, she didn't feel so cold and empty there.
Xing Lan also enjoyed having Lin Qian in her home. Especially since she could probe her about Li Jin. But, everytime that Lin Qian thought of that icy cold man, she would cross her arms and feel chills down her spine, "I really don't know how I'm supposed to get along with him."
"Don't say that...My second uncle's family has high hopes for you."
"Haven't they seen the news I created with 'somebody' not too long ago?"
"Yes they have, but they don't seem to care. It seems, as long as my cousin finds himself a woman, they don't care who the woman is."
Lin Qian: "..."
"I'm not planning to date your cousin!" As soon as Lin Qian finished talking, she received a phone call from Li Jin.
Xing Lan sighed and Lin Qian rolled her eyes.
The case was already closed. So, did they still have a reason to see each other?
Lin Qian thought for a few moments before she answered the phone. This man was, after all, someone that had helped her.
"Come to my place." Li Jin hung up after four simple words.
Lin Qian froze.
Was she that close to him?
Even though she wasn't, Lin Qian still got up and drove over to Li Jin's home. Afterwards, she was dragged into the living room by him.
"What...What do you want?"
"I was saving some people and got hurt in the process. Can you cook?" Li Jin asked as he held onto his stomach.
Lin Qian looked at the man and nodded her head, "A little."
Lin Qian froze again. What was the meaning of this? Was this man actually treating her as a potential girlfriend? Why didn't he ask her if she was willing first?
"Apart from you, I don't know any other woman," Li Jin explained coldly. "I'll treat it as a sign of gratitude for my help last time."
Hearing this, Lin Qian ultimately nodded her head, "Fine. Stay here and get some rest. What do you want to eat?"
After replying, Li Jin entered his bedroom while Lin Qian became his personal cook. This man was filled with an air of danger and mystery, but for some reason, Lin Qian couldn't seem to reject his requests.
"From the looks of it, his injury did not appear light," she thought.
Lin Qian casually cooked up a few easy dishes and gently headed over to Li Jin's bedroom. But, just as she arrived at the doorway, she spotted Li Jin trying to change the bandages on his wound. That's when she saw the frightening hole on his stomach. It was a bullet wound.
This was the first time that Lin Qian had come in close contact to something like this.
"This was an accident. But, I saved four people."
Lin Qian didn't know why Li Jin was explaining this to her, but she couldn't help but listen, "Go have some food. I'm going to go home."
"I'll take you..."
"Forget it, you should focus on your recovery."
Li Jin nodded and did not insist.
So, Lin Qian breathed a sigh of relief and left the villa. She then got into her car and drove straight home. Her instincts were telling her that this man was too dangerous.
"Oolala, someone went out for an entire afternoon. What did you do?" Xing Lan asked as she appeared behind Lin Qian.
Lin Qian responded by rolling her eyes tiredly.
If this was Quan Ziye, she would have avoided him without hesitation. But, for some reason, when it came to Li Jin, she wanted to avoid him, yet she also wanted to be close to him at the same time.
Was she possessed?!
Now that Luo Sheng's matter was resolved, Tangning returned her focus to the preparation of her sci-fi film. But, because she had invested into post production, there were a lot of difficulties that she had to face. First of all, the technicalities behind post production was already a challenge. But, Qiao Sen remained confident and was ready to tackle it head on.
"The script is ready," Qiao Sen said as he handed some documents to Tangning. "This is a summarized version."
"As for the actors, I was hoping you could be a part of the cast. I believe in your approach and acting ability..."
Tangning received the documents with complex emotions, "I have no plans to act..."
"I know. But, I still wanted to give it a try and suggest it to you," Qiao Sen shrugged. "What a shame, what a real shame."
Tangning fell silent and contemplated for a few seconds, but she stuck to her original decision, "I can help you select the most suitable actors."
"No. They aren't you. I really hope you can reconsider."
Tangning held onto the script, but she did not open it. She was afraid that if she opened it, she would not be able to close it back up.
Could she still act?
After the incident with Xu Xin, would the public still accept her?
Tangning was filled with hesitation. After returning home, she placed the script on her desk and stared at it in a daze. But, she had already made her decision in the past. So, she shouldn't regret it.
When Mo Ting returned home, he saw Tangning sitting on the sofa staring at the script in a daze.
She may have locked away the actress inside of her, but, sooner or later, she was going to be awoken.
Did that mean Mo Ting was about to be a manager again?