The Correct Way of Face-Slapping in Quick Transmigration - Chapter 26
Translated by Lumina
Edited/Proofread by Daed and Vex
“What kind of jade is that?! Replace it!” Gu Xin tore off the jade tassel hanging from Gu Yunxi’s waist and glowered at the staff. “Yun Shang is carefully protected by the strength of a country. How could this cheap jade appear on his person!”
The staff members flinched like quail and did not dare to talk to each other. They secretly muttered in their hearts that Director Gu was going crazy again. He would say things such as “ the quality of the fabric for this outfit is low-end, how could it be worthy of Yun Shang,” or “the workmanship of this hairpin is rough, how does it compliment Yun Shang’s inky black hair.” Nagging, nagging, he would give the production team an earful every day. Weren’t you the one who agreed to use these props when we were preparing the props before filming?!
The financial affairs staff by Gu Xin’s side was almost going to cry. They had just been a few days into filming, and the money in his hand flowed like flowing water. Most of it was spent on changing Yun Shang’s clothes and accessories.
Gu Xin was an obstinate person; if he said that he wanted to change something, then it must be changed. If not, then he would throw a fit and shirk from responsibility. What else could the finance staff do? He succumbed to his fate and changed the props as Gu Xin wished. Yun Shang’s stage outfits became real silk and satin. The accessories had been specially designed. Now he was kicking up a fuss again, declaring that the jade must be replaced. Were you not aware of how much jade costed, big brother?! What happened to our agreement to use the money on the blade of the sword (t/n: to use it on what’s most urgent or what takes top priority)?
“Qian Qian, come here.” Gu Xin called the finance staff over after he finished throwing a fit.
Qian Qian rubbed his hands nervously, thinking that if Director Gu really asked him to buy jade, he would die on the spot to show him!
“Go to Yushuzhai to borrow a fine jade in my name.” Gu Xin handed over the IOU with his seal to the financial affairs staff member, along with a bank card, “Deduct the amount of deposit needed from here.”
Qian Qian heaved a sigh of relief, stretched out his hand, and took it.
“By the way, bring back the gold hairpin and jade I ordered last time, and check the money with them.”
Qian Qian’s face distorted, and he felt that he had been relieved too early. Frick, did you report to the finance department about ordering such expensive items?
After rejecting Shu Ning’s proposal to eat together again, Wei Shimo lit a cigarette with a fatigued expression on his face. The orange-red end of the cigarette flickered, just like his cluttered thoughts. After smoking one in less than half a minute, he smoked two more in succession before he began to deal with the papers on the desk.
“Chairman,” the secretary lightly knocked on the door and walked in after he saw that he had caught his boss’ attention.
“What’s the matter?” Wei Shimo raised his head and looked at him, frowning slightly. These two days seemed to be particularly troublesome. The secretary came to disturb him again and again.
The secretary’s name was Liu Zhen. He was one of the five secretaries that Wei Shimo had appointed. He has always been very good at his work, except for his distaste for Ah Ning.
“It’s like this, the person sent by Director Gu is here. He’s waiting to see you outside. There’s no appointment with him on record, but he claimed that he had an appointment with you.” Liu Zhen had a strong sense of principle and adhered strictly to the procedure. If you didn’t have an appointment, then regardless of what you said to convince him, you could not think about meeting Wei Shimo. He had held Shu Ning–who was known as the boss’ beloved darling–back, not to mention others.
“Gu Xin?” Wei Shimo kneaded between his eyebrows in a headache. He and Gu Xin were old friends and had a good relationship. The man just took a large sum of money last month after pestering him. He was definitely not going to be sending anyone over for anything good, so he said firmly, “No.”
Qian Qian was standing right there at the office door. When he heard Wei Shimo’s refusal, he immediately ran in. “Chairman Wei, don’t be like that.” He looked at Wei Shimo with an obsequious smile and said, “You and our Director Gu have been friends for a long time. C’mon, give us some face.”
“What did Gu Xin send you here for?” Wei Shimo ignored his ingratiating smile and asked directly.
Qian Qian gave a dry laugh, rubbed his nose, and said wryly, “Director Gu is thankful for your investment and would like you to take a tour of the production team.”
“No need.” Wei Shimo flatly refused. Gu Xin couldn’t even get the movie to be aired. He certainly couldn’t get the money back, so he thought of it as lending a hand to a friend in need.
“Don’t be like that, President Wei. You see how boring it is for you to sit in the office every day. Why not give yourself a holiday and relax?” Qian Qian observed Wei Shimo’s eyes and noticed that he seemed to be a little swayed. He hurriedly continued, “Our set has mountains if you want mountains, and water if you want water. It’s fine even if you just go take a look and give your eyes a break.”
Wei Shimo pondered over it for a while, recalling his recent insomnia and inexplicable irritability. Maybe it would be an excellent choice to go and check it out, so he turned to the secretary and commanded, “Prepare the car, cancel the afternoon schedule.”
Qian Qian narrowed his eyes and chuckled slyly. It’s good if you go; once you go, don’t think about leaving unscathed. How could he not let himself down if he doesn’t get a bit of the blood of the richest man (t/n: refer to profiting from him, in terms of money)?
Their cast was running out of money. If there was no follow-up capital, Yun Shang could only be given up halfway. Anyway, the richest man had contributed to the first sum of money, so he probably wouldn’t be stingy with another contribution. As for the matter of money, of course, the director who did not know how to spend money with restraint should be the one to bring it up.
Cao Yu looked at his thrift-shop quality costume and compared it to Gu Yunxi’s splendid high-quality robes. He swallowed a mouthful of old blood and concluded, “If Director Gu was in the ancient times, he is absolutely capable of tricking the feudal vassals with the fire beacon.”
“Yu-ge, you have paid such close attention to Director Gu these two days. I’m warning you, you can’t steal him from me.” Gu Yunxi glanced at him with his head tilted, his mouth slightly curved, revealing two lovely dimples. His eyes blinked mischievously.
“Fuck, dude, don’t tell me you’re….” Cao Yu froze, then suddenly grabbed Gu Yunxi’s face and pulled at it vigorously. “You used to have an alright eye, don’t be so blind.” Clearly, he was reminded of Gu Yunxi’s previous joke.
Gu Yunxi smacked his hand away and gave a close-lipped smile, “Guess?”
“You’ve gone bad.” Cao Yu stretched out his hand again and pinched him quickly, finally putting down the burden in his heart. He believed that his good brother has already walked out of the haze in the past. The Zhou Xiran now was very similar to when they met for the first time. He could joke around with him and pull small pranks. Cao Yu never wanted to see that despairing youth who seemed to have lost hope for the world again.
“Xiran, Cao Yu, come here.” Gu Xin interrupted the bantering between the two and called them over. The actors on the scene pursed their lips to the side. How one addressed another was telling of their intimacy. Director Gu didn’t even remember their names; however, he called “Xiran, Xiran” really intimately.
“Director Gu, what’s wrong?” Gu Yunxi and Cao Yu stopped before Gu Xin and asked him in puzzlement.
“The filming schedule has been adjusted. Xi Ran, your scene today’s been changed to tomorrow.”
Gu Yunxi nodded and answered, “Okay.” He did not inquire further about the shooting this afternoon. The director will naturally tell them.
“Get yourselves ready. We’re in for a long haul.” Gu Xin’s expression was very serious, but his tone was a little reluctant. He stared at them, especially at Cao Yu, as if he wanted to pierce a hole through him. Cao Yu touched his face, hopelessly lost. What was the matter? Did he offend the director?
Gu Yunxi immediately stiffened slightly and soon relaxed. They were probably going to be shooting a passionate scene. This kind of scene was always difficult to carry out. The actors couldn’t let go of their self-consciousness, the shooting angle was awkward, and so on. Usually, the scene would need to be filmed several times over and over again. In his past life, he refused to be intimate with anyone other than Qin Mo. He hadn’t expected to become an actor who has to kiss others in this life. He would never have chosen this path if it had not been for the enormous amount of world energy.
“I will clear the scene in the afternoon. Try to pass it in one take.” Gu Xin stared fixedly at Cao Yu as he said this, “One take!”
At this time, Cao Yu finally understood the meaning of his previous words. There was a burst of heat on his wheat-colored face, and his eyes secretly swept over Gu Yunxi.
Gu Yunxi coughed and lifted his wide sleeves to block his blushing face. His matchless beautiful appearance made the people present go googly-eyed. They all turned to look at Cao Yu together, all kinds of envy, jealousy, and hatred, this lucky guy!
I finally finish this chapter with the help of my two editors!! Thank you Daed and Vex for helping me!!
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