Dear Love - Chapter 3.2
Chapter 3.2 (2/2)
My lips moved for a long time but I didn’t know what to say. I heard him and he kindly said to me. “I’m sorry, Jay’s mobile phone was left in the dressing room. I answered your phone call. Xiao Ai, I am glad you’re safe. You’d better take a rest in the car, you must have been frightened.” His voice was very good, like a warm jade falling on steps. As he spoke, he handed me a thin blanket and I heard him ask me as he looked at the child in his arms, “Xiao Ai, what’s his name?” As he asked this question, he touched the little guy’s hair.
He nodded and looked at me warmly and said. “Xiao Ai, you rest well, and I will take care of Xiao An.”
As I stared at his beautiful appearance, I obediently lay down in a daze. The experience I had at this moment was too strange for me. I thought hard for a long time and finally realised something was wrong. In a daze, I thought of refuting him. So, I said to Fu Junyan who was beside me, “Erm, I’m not called Xiao Ai.”
“I know, Xiao Ai.”
“My name is Gu Baobei, not Xiao Ai.” I suddenly became stubborn. Right now, I hadn’t met Jay, and Jay hadn’t taken my hand and called me Xiao Ai. I want to run away from this name, escape the unrequited suffering, and escape far away…
Fu Junyan didn’t get angry after listening to my arrogant and impetuous tone. But, suddenly quietly looked at me, eyes full of tolerance. I froze at the gentleness of his eyes as if I was sucked into and made bewitched. Then he sighed, pulled the blanket for me, and said. “Sleep. Xiao Ai. You’re tired.” I suddenly felt powerless. This gentle tone made me unable to refute. I had to turn my head and fiercely shut my eyes. I thought, ‘When such a man looks at you, you want to turn your head away…’
I woke again because I heard the little guy crying. I sat up and unexpectedly saw that I was in a Mediterranean style room.
This room was very big, wholly elegantly decorated in blue and white, there was a hanging chrysanthemum on the bay window. The sea flavor incense on the table lightly burning, warm, and comfortable. I looked out of the window and found that this was a villa!
I thought about it and shook my head doubtfully. In my previous life, since entering the production, the crew had been living in two rented apartment buildings. It was not as luxurious as this. My identity had always been concealed. So, how could I get such special treatment? Even if there was a way, it wouldn’t be so obvious!…
I slapped my forehead, no matter how much I thought about it, I stepped on my shoes and followed Gu Xiao An’s voice out of the door. However, when I came to the corner of the stairs, I heard a dog barking. Before I could react, a small ball of snow fell on me, and I fell down the stairs at the same time, utterly unable to resist…
I struggled once again, how chaotic was this going to be? I’m going to cry!…
“Xiao Qi, don’t cause trouble.” When I was about to go crazy, a pleasant male voice rang in my ears again.
The little white dog barked “woof”, and then retreated away from me. I didn’t forget to cover my head with my arm. I was so scared that I didn’t want to move. Who’s going to tell me whose dog this was?!…
Then steady footsteps slowly approached. Fu Junyan walked over, holding Gu Xiaoan in one hand. An’an looked at me with his face and head down. His eyes were filled with moisture and his eyes turned. Finally, he blew bubbles out of his mouth, stretched his hands, and called me: “Sister! Hug!”
I suddenly felt helpless and reached out to hold him. Then I remembered that I had been knocked down on the ground and took my hand back awkwardly. However, Fu Junyan grabbed me. His hand was slender and beautiful. It seemed that I was pulled up easily. And the little white dog barked “woof!” He looked down at it, and the dog sat on the side and stopped barking.
Afterward, he turned his head towards me and said: “Xiao Ai don’t be afraid, Xiao Qi has a good temperament, he knocked you down because he likes you.”
I secretly took a glimpse of the white dog who was excitedly sticking out its tongue, and it agreed with what Fu Junyan had said, and “woofed”. Suddenly, I was rendered speechless, and my forehead was beaded with sweat.
Fu Junyan took my hand and didn’t let go. His palm was very warm. I was led by him and gazed at his exquisite side profile. Gu Xiaoan was in his arms. The little guy looked at me with big, elf-like eyes, and his eyes were so wide open that I couldn’t help laughing. Such a man holding a child, yet he was still clean and good looking.
I don’t know what I was daydreaming about, so I let him hold Gu Xiaoan in one hand, and while taking me down the stairs with the other hand to the western-style dining table.
Later, he let go of my hand, momentarily I was dumbfounded as the feeling of warmth disappeared from my palm. I saw him helped me pulled a chair, only when I sat down, Fu Junyan carefully handed me Gu Xiaoan to my arms. As soon as An’an was held by me, he happily raised his short legs and swung back and forth. Calling me with a glutinous cry “Sister, eat white…”
I was in a daze, although I slept all night, my head was still dizzy. An’an still couldn’t speak clearly, white meant milk. So I turned to Fu Junyan and wanted to explain to him, but he understandingly nodded and gave me a reassuring look. Strangely, I had confidence in him and immediately became calm. Looking down, he coaxed Gu Xiaoan and said. “An’an wait, brother Junyan will get it for you.
The little guy obediently nodded and took two balls of chocolate out of his pocket. Then he looked at me with his head up as his doe-eyes blinked.
I immediately understood what this little guy was implying, and quickly removed the wrapper to feed him. Gu Xiaoan ate the chocolate, squinted with delight, and shook his little head. When I saw An’an happy, I peeled another chocolate and fed him. However, An’an shook his head, looked at me naively, and adorably pointed at me with his tiny fingers, and said. “Sister, eat.”
My heart warmed up and I rubbed his head.
At this moment, Fu Junyan had already turned back and faced towards the countertop. And then he turned his head and looked at us with a warm smile in his eyes. While toasting the toast, he said to me. “Xiao Ai, it’s only 7 o’clock. Today you don’t have many scenes to act. You can head over at 9 o’clock for the makeup.”
“An’an go too!” The little guy clapped his hand.
“Okay.” I rubbed his hair and couldn’t help but kiss his forehead, Such a small child, full of milk fragrance. Smells good.
“I am also going to the production site. I’ll take him with me when you’re filming.” Fu Juyan nodded and walked over with milk in his hands; one had a bottle while another one had a white glass. He held the glass in front of me and said. “Drink it.” Then he took the bottle and checked the temperature on the back of his hand. Afterward, he swayed it in front of Gu Xiao’an and reached for him. However, Gu Xiaoan shrank back. Hands around my neck: “No, sister feed!”
I smiled at Fu Junyan, reached for the bottle, and shook my head, and said. “Let me do it.” It seems Fu Junyan likes children and treated Gu Xiao’an well. At first glance, the bottle was new and it had been carefully sterilised with hot water. No wonder he was so well-liked. He was indeed a gentle and amiable person.
After thinking about it for a while, I tried to comfort him and voiced. “Fu Junyan, when I first came to Italy, I rented next door to their house. Sometimes An’an’s mother was busy, and so I took care of him occasionally when I was home. So don’t mind An’an being closer with me. In the future, he will be my younger brother.”
Gu Xiaoan gurgled and drank his milk. He nodded and cried, “sister.” I laughed happily and couldn’t help saying. “It’s a pity, this sister isn’t big enough to adopt you as a son.”
The little guy turned his head when he heard it, sucking his pacifier, ignoring me again.
Gu Xiaoan threw himself at the little white dog when he was full, and the dog also let him do so. He didn’t mind being knocked down by the toddler who can’t just walk steadily. Momentarily I felt delighted, felt it was a little like being avenged.
“Xiao Qi likes An’an.” Fu Junyan remarked with a soft chuckle. He handed me cheese, pulled a chair, and sat opposite of me.
I nodded and looked around. The villa was decorated with elegance and warmth. But, if you look closely, it was very costly. How can the production crew give out such a good house, not to mention I’m just a newcomer. After pondering about it, I asked Fu Junyan. “Where is this? Is it far from the film site?”
As if he knew that I would ask this question, he shook his head and said. “Not far.” He served the salad on my bowl and went on to say, “It’s not convenient for you to take care of the child in the apartment building where the crew lives. John thought about this and asked you to move in with me. If you do, you and An’an can live upstairs. If something were to happen, I’ll be downstairs. What do you say?”
His tone was gentle and amiable. I unconsciously wanted to agree, but, I felt something was odd. Then Fu Junyan answered: “Xiao Ai, the actor who plays Xiao Mo Xiao in your film had broken his leg and so I took over his role.”
A gentleman like him wants to play my father’s unruly and recalcitrant character? “Ah!” I was stupefied, the fork fell on the bowl and made a “clang” sound.
Gu Xiaoan heard the sound, waddled, and then ran over. Holding my legs, he raised his and shouted. “Sister!”
The little white dog also followed the little guy, ran over, and squatted at my feet. “Woof!”
Fu Junyan seemed to see that I was distracted. He reached out and touched Gu Xiaoan’s head. Subsequently, touched the head of the little white dog. He simply stated. Don’t worry.”
After that, the child and the dog ran away again.
I suddenly felt it was very comical. I tilted my head and carefully looked at Fu Junyan. He also turned his head and faced me. My ears turned red with a snap. I thought of that sentence. ‘Once you see Fu Junyan, he will take your breath away.” I was dumbfounded, I looked away and only could stare at my knuckles. After a long time, I said: “You’re not like him.”
“Xiao Ai, what do you mean?”
“It’s true that you are very good looking. But, Xiao Mo Xiao was famous for his poisonous tongue. At that time, no one dared to provoke the bee hornet in the entertainment industry.”
After recalling Daddy’s image as a celebrity on those days, and his always arrogant behaviour. Which in contrast to this gentleman, the bottom of my heart was struck across.
“Xiao Ai, I am an actor.”
“Of course I know, Fu Junyan is a natural-born actor, you’re able to act as whomever you want to act as.”
“Thank you.” He had a gentle smile and even reached out to stroke my hair and said. “You will also act very well.”
I vigorously nodded. Since God had given me a chance, I would play my mother’s role well. This was the only thing I can do for her as her daughter.
Afterward, I heard him gently say. “Look, Xiao Qi liked An’an very much. Thank you for staying here.”
I raised my head a bit foolishly to meet his charming eyes. The bottom of Fu Junyan’s eyes were very deep. I was in trance and thought that there was something was wrong. But. he already held my hands and I heard him enthusiastically encouraging me: “Xiao Ai, for the first-day filming. Break a leg!”