Dear Love - Chapter 3.1
Chapter 3 (1/2)
Just when I was hesitant to call with my cellphone and apologise to Daddy, suddenly the door of the police station was pushed open, and the bearded director rushed in. He saw me and loudly shouted: “Baobei! Baobei!” The chubby person was still breathing heavily, his eyes carefully looked at me from top to bottom, and then looked at the child who was sleeping soundly in my arms.
Deep down in my heart, I felt like rolling my eyes. This name of mine was really taken advantage of by everyone. But, I heard the old man yelling: “I’m glad you are okay! It’s fine if you’re not in trouble! Why did you call Jay?! You didn’t even call me! This girl is unbelievable! You went home to get something! How did you end up getting into a car accident? Tomorrow “Regret” will start shooting. Can you do the first scene? Would you like to rest for a few days?”
John, the bearded director, was a benefactor, who brought me into this industry. He was usually a gentle, affable, and very lovable old man. He was also a famous director in the circle. However, you couldn’t merely assume since he appears very carefree, he was very strict when working!
He spoke too fast, and I really couldn’t figure out what was going on. I patted Gu Xiao’An, who was asleep in my arms, looked up, and asked him: “Director, will we be shooting the first scene tomorrow?”
“Baobei, are you scared? The first scene is very simple. Many years later, the actress Gu Xinyao and Mo Qian met again. They saw each other at a glance. It’s so simple. You can do it!”
Only then did I get inklings. I looked carefully at Gu Xiao’An in my arms and Director John in front of me. They were so real. I even pinched myself. It’s not a dream, it hurts…
It turned out that I went back to ten years ago. Even back to the beginning when I first met Jay…
At that time, I was only eighteen, the prime age for a woman. I had only met Jay once when my makeup was being applied onto me and during a photo shoot. No one knew that I was Miss Xiao, the successor of the Gu family. I had not made a name for myself. I was just a crazy girl who was angry at my father and was walking in the streets of Italy with her violin. I didn’t know that the story about ‘Regret’ was the story of the people around me. In that story, there was my mother, my biological father, and my father who had never been loved.
In my previous life, ‘Regret’ was broadcasted as a popular programme, many people regarded it as an ‘unofficial history’, even I thought so, myself. It was only later that I believed that this story was the true story of my parents.
My mother’s name was Gu Xinyao. She was the president of the Xiaqila International Hotel chain. She was an affluent and noble lady. When she was a child, she met my biological father, Mo Qian, the head of the Mo family. From then on, her love was deeply rooted. She spent her whole life in regret, misunderstanding, missing, and waiting. And my father, Xiao Mo Xiao married my mother who was already pregnant with me. At that time, he was the violinist of the most popular band, Rainbow. Since he loved my mother so deeply, he insisted on marrying my mother despite knowing she had no intention to do so.
However, at the end of the story, my mother died because her health deteriorated quickly after giving birth to me. And my father committed suicide by cutting his wrist beside my mother after he knew that his life wouldn’t last long because he was terminally ill. Only Xiao Mo Xiao, my father, remained. The pitiful man who couldn’t get his love, took me in, the orphan.
‘Regret’ was filmed secretly. Although it was a big production, it did not garner much attention at the early stage. Except for Jay and a few old actors, newcomers were used in the entire cast. At that time, no one thought that the film would become popular after it was released, but, the popularity soared all the way. The actors in the film soared in popularity as a result.
Since then, I have acted in many films, and my acting skills improved slowly. But, I always thought that if I knew the story of my mother from the beginning, I would’ve tried harder. Not only because I was interested in the story, but also because I had that responsibility, It’s like Daddy hiding from time to time and calling out to Mommy’s picture. “Xinyao, I miss you.” That kind of responsibility…
In the end, I finally called Daddy and asked him to adopt Gu An. My daddy’s poisonous tongue never changed. First, he lectured me and then finally agreed. I didn’t change the name of the little guy. I think it’s fate that his surname was also Gu. I filled the form at the police station to register my details. Old man John was my guarantor. The police finally agreed that I should take Gu An back to look after him. As for the subsequent procedures, someone else would do that.
When I walked out of the police station and was picked up by old man John’s celebrity vehicle, I finally let out a sigh of relief. At that moment, the arm that had been holding the little guy had become tired and sore. When I got inside the vehicle, I looked down carefully at Gu An, who was still sleeping. I was afraid to wake him up. I didn’t dare move, I just loosened my right hand.
Although, my head was a mess. I didn’t even think about myself and just contemplated on how to tell An’an that his mother was longer here. Hence, I had an endless bitterness in my heart…
Just then, suddenly, a pleasant male voice sounded: “He’s quite heavy, I’ll help you carry him.” I was too astonished and before I had replied to him, Gu Xiaoan had been carefully taken from my hands. It was a pair of manly hands, his index finger was long and beautiful, and the warm fingertip rubbed the back of my hand slightly. But, it didn’t feel uncomfortable. I looked up in surprise, and finally couldn’t help but cry out: “Fu Junyan?!” Why was he here?
In my previous life, when I was an A-list actress, the name, Fu Jun Yan, was still a name I had to look up to. A female artist who worked with him once said: “If Fu Junyan looks at you, with just a glance and you meet his gaze, your entire life will be handed over to him.”
He indeed was a charming and exquisite man. I remember that a year later, he debuted as a supporting lead. In the film “Shadow”, he played an undercover cop who was shot dead after a bloody feud with an organisation. To complete his task, he watched his wife die. As he watched his wife die, from the beginning to end, he had only one line and only a second of a smile.
At the end of the story, in a dark and corroded warehouse, he, who was clothed in black, looked at the container where the child he sacrificed his life to save was hidden. In contrast to such a dark background, he finally smiled. His eyes were sad. But, his smile was sincere and heartfelt. On that split second, his smile was like a million flowers blooming, gently warming the hearts of everyone. Afterward, he spoke the gentlest words in the world to the sleeping child. He said compassionately and pitifully: “May you be treated with gentleness in this world.”
I watched Fu Junyan’s film on a leisurely afternoon. When I saw the last scene, I didn’t know why I had tears in my eyes. I even wanted to cover his eyes with my hand and gently repeat the same sentence: “May you be treated with gentleness in this world…” Later, I had wanted to cooperate with him. But, unfortunately, he retired from the public eye.
Fu Junyan had won almost all sorts of awards since his debut. With his good appearance, acting skills, and character, Fu Junyan had a smooth journey in the entertainment industry and had a huge fan base. Everyone called him “ Noble son Junyan”. ‘The beauty in the high place is like jade, while the handsome young man was unparalleled in this world. ” It’s just that he was very low key. So low key that it made one speechless. Even his long-time fans had little knowledge about him.
In my previous life, when he retired from filming, everyone went into a frenzy. His fans marched on the roads, the internet was chaotic, and incidents of suicide jumpers emerged endlessly. Some people said that once you saw Junyan, your marriage would be delayed. His appeal was so powerful that it was frightening. But, just like that, he silently disappeared from people’s sight.
It was him, Fu Junyan! How could he be here? He wasn’t in the cast of “Regret”…
Fu Junyan looked at me, and I foolishly looked at his face. His delicate eyebrows furrowed and turned to look at the big bearded director who was driving. And then he turned his face and gently smiled at me. He politely nodded at me and greeted: “Hello, Xiao Ai.”
I was dumbfounded again… “Xiao Ai!” How did he know my name was Xiao Ai? Not even Jay called me that…