The Marshals Want to Get Divorced - Chapter 38.1
5th Dreamscape: ENTERTAINMENT CIRCLE
Xie Jianwei’s original plan was like this:
Confront that White Moonlight, pretend that he’s being mistreated by him, and then he would try to subtly let Shen Lei help him convey the situation to Lu Li.
The final effect that he was hoping to achieve: Lu Li would finally know that Xie Jianwei loved him, and he would bump into scene of him being “bullied” by White Moonlight. Lu Li would feel distressed and defend him. At that time, Xie Jianwei would play the ‘I love you so much, but you only treat me as a substitute’ card. Lu Li would then clarify the truth. Xie Jianwei’s confession would not only appease Lu Li, but also infuriate the White Moonlight.
It’s the perfect way to kill two birds with one stone —solve this dream, and expose that “thing”.
A pity that this plan failed. Lu Li thought that Xie Jianwei was sad so he couldn’t let his dream continue…
Xie Jianwei’s heart felt warm and sweet that he wanted to kiss that man right then and there.
But in order to continue the dream, he could only choose to abuse Lu Li.
Yan Ke was also convinced: [I know why the Marshal Lord set you as a scum character…]
He sighed and muttered: [First, he thinks that you really don’t love him, and second, he’s afraid of you feeling unhappy. Even if he knows that you don’t love him, he still doesn’t want you to wronged.]
Yan Ke said with bitterness. He was just a pitiful little doctor. His occupation was to cure illnesses, not to dog food! Really not! Woof!
Xie Jianwei was still on the phone. He redoubled his acting efforts and said: “Brother Shen?”
Lu Li’s soft voice sounded: “Where are you?”
“Senior Lu?” Xie Jianwei pretended to be surprised.
He then heard a heavy, condensed voice from the other line: “Tell me where you are.”
“This … I …” Fortunately, the suburban road was clear. Xie Jianwei went into S city unhindered all the way, a city well-known for having lots of night life establishments. He’s trying as much as possible to delay time …
Shen Lei didn’t know what’s going on, but he felt that Lu Li’s in a bad mood. He is obviously a scumbag, but he had the nerve to scold Xie Jianwei! How can he be so shameless!
Shen Lei wanted to grab the phone to comfort Xie Jianwei, but Lu Li evaded him.
Xie Jianwei didn’t say anything, but he knows that Lu Li could still find him.
As long as his mobile phone is on.
Of course, Xie Jianwei wouldn’t turn his phone off. After hanging up he began to step on the accelerator and arrived at the nearest bar in the shortest time with his top-notch driving skills.
Xie Jianwei stopped the car and entered, looked around, and found that it was a gay bar.
Good luck to me…
Although Xie Jianwei is a public figure, he is not well-known to everyone. The inside of the bar was quite dark, and he inconspicuously sat in the corner.
Yan Ke was counting the time for him: [I think the Lord Marshal will need around twenty minutes.]
[No. Five minutes is enough.] asserted Xie Jianwei.
It would only take that man one minute to check his location, and the moment he sees the word “bar”… well, Lu Li would definitely ‘teleport’ to his side.
Yan Ke said: [Even if he drives fast, coming to City S at this time, he’d have to …]
And then he realized something: […..Marshal’s will can avoid traffic jams.] The Marshal knew that Master Xie Jianwei is at a bar. He’s afraid that he would hook up with someone, so he definitely wants to come over in the shortest possible time. If he wanted to arrive quickly, no red lights nor the traffic jam could stop the Dream Master’s will. The twenty-minute journey will be shortened to four or five minutes.
True to Master Xi’s estimation, he got dragged into the car a few minutes later.
Inside warm car, Lu Li’s icy face was like a frozen water.
Xie Jianwei actually wanted to kiss and touch him; he wanted those gloomy eyes to light up, for those pursed thin lips to relax …
But he said: “Senior, what are you doing?”
Lu Li’s voice was cold, “What are you doing here again?”
Xie Jianwei smiled and asked in return, “This kind of place … what do you think I’m here for?”
When Lu Li thought of the picture of Xie Jianwei being with other people, he had a hard time breathing: “No.”
“Didn’t Brother Shen help me conveyed my message to you, right? Since it’s we’ve broken up, then … there’s nothing wrong with me looking at others…”
Xie Jianwei said so in a very relaxed expression, but when Lu Li heard it, his ears hurt. He gasped lightly, as if the oxygen he was breathing in had ignited in his lungs, burning everything inside him.
Lu Li tried to explain: “Xie Zhiwei and I—“
Xie Jian interrupted him with a smile: “I know he is your sweetheart, that you had been secretly admiring him for more than ten years even and you couldn’t even to touch him. Then you stumbled upon me and felt like we’re bit alike, especially our names, so you continued to let me stay by your side…”
He paused for a little bit, and continued, ” — It doesn’t matter. I have to thank this Xie Zhiwei. If not for him, I wouldn’t have gotten the chance to climb into your bed and for my carrer to go smoothly all the way till now.”
Lu Li looked at him without blinking, trying to see make out even a little sad look on his face, but … none.
His heart that was beating so fast just a while ago because of what Shen Lei had said, seemed to stop at this moment. He knew from the start why Xie Jianwei was chose to stay by his side, so he never dared to express his feelings too much. He thought that over time, this indifferent young man would trust and get used to him— that he would even like him. Facts have proven that he was only deluding himself.
“Do you really not care at all?”
“About what?” Xie Jianwei smiled.
Lu Li’s lips had almost thinned into an icy line: “I treat you as Xie Zhiwei. You don’t care?”
“Of course I do. “Xie Jianwei said, “And I’m still angry? But you see, you gave me money to accompany you. I’ve got I want, and so do you. It’s your right to treat me as you like after all , you’re the one spending money.”
A few words casual words, but it stabbed right into Lu Li’s heart like a poisoned blade.
Lu Li still felt unreconciled: “Shen Lei said … you stayed outside for an entire night.”
“Why?” Lu Li glanced at Xie Jianwei.
Xie Jianwei said: “I ‘m telling you, but don’t get angry.”
Suddenly, Lu Li didn’t want to listen to him to his next words, but Xie Jianwei continued to say: “You definitely won’t want me anymore if you managed to get together with your beloved, and now my … uhm … career is still not very stable. I have to find another backer, and I thought that Brother Shen is not bad. II stood outside for a night, thinking that if he would come and comfort me, then I can …”
The knife stabbed into his heart was pulled out, and the bloody mess suffocated Lu Li, to the point where he’s on the brink of losing his reason.
“—Unfortunately Brother Shen is actually straight man, so— mmm…”
Xie Jianwei got cut off as Lu Li pressed his head and kissed him. He struggled for a while at first because that’s ‘the appropriate reaction’ in these kinds of situations, and then eventually, he just let Lu Li do whatever he wanted.
They went for a round inside the car, and continued it at the hotel. After so many days of abstinence, and the bubbly sweetness in their hearts, the two were more energetic. Xie Jianwei cooperated throughout the process, and they almost did it till dawn.
When Xie Jianwei woke up, it’s already evening of the next day.
He was hungry and wanted to cry out, but he still had to continue his ‘performance’.
Sitting on a chair at the end of the bed was Lu Li.
Xie Jianwei turned to him lazily, “Senior, what did you mean by last night.”
“Don’t go looking for someone else.” Lu Li stared at him.
“I don’t want to find anyone else, but the problem is, are you sure your sweetheart of yours won’t care about us?”
Lu Li paused and he said stiffly, “There’s nothing going on between Xie Zhiwei and I.”
Xie Jianwei certainly knew that fact, but he had to continue acting: “Oh … That’s right. A white moonlight is meant to be held in the palm of your hand. How could I say such things.” He said with a wink and smiled, “I understand. You can’t eat that sweetheart of yours so you’re feeding yourself with alternatives for now?”
Lu Li wanted to say something but Xie Jianwei interrupted: “Okay then. Our relationship had been like this since the beginning..”
Xie Jianwei sat up. He looked at Lu Li seriously as he said slowly: “Well, although I don’t mind being only a bed partner, but I don’t want to be a third party. So if you and Xie Zhiwei got together, we’ll break it off completely. How about that?”
Lu Li would never be able to be with Xie Zhiwei, so would they be able to stay together forever?
It is a pity that Lu Li doesn’t know what Xie Jianwei was implying at all. He just thought that maybe, the latter just wanted to separate from him sooner.
“Okay.” The heart-wrenching pain covered the entirely of his being, but Lu Li didn’t know what to say.
Xie Jianwei smiled again: “Then Senior, please pay more attention in the future.”
Yan Ke’s heart pumped: [My Lord, you’re really mean.]
Xie Jianwei virtually spread his hand: [I’m not. The situation is just calling for it.]
Yan Ke: […] I feel like something a ‘certain switch’ got tuned on inside the Military Advisor.
The following days seemed like it came to how it used to be. Xie Jianwei filmed during the day, and stayed with Lu Li at night. During his free time, he would still send Lu Li with some text messages. When they met, he would always stick to him, and asked him for him to do it.
Lu Li satisfied him all. In fact, he was even more generous than before.
Xie Jianwei occasionally teased him: “Senior, you have to be careful. Don’t let the sweetheart discover that you still have a little lover behind his back.”
Why do I need to be careful? Lu Li wanted for all the people in the world to know that Xie Jianwei is his.
But Xie Jianwei didn’t care. So no matter how much he does, no matter how much he says, the young man would still treat all of his words as a joke.
Xie Jianwei played the ‘scumbag’ role tirelessly. Since he was unable to approach the white moonlight for the time being, his current highest priority was to appease Lu Li because if the dream collapses, he would have to start from scratch all over again, and it would cause Lu Li’s personality to split once more.
As for the past of Lu Li and Xie Zhiwei, Xie Jianwei had already made an even more in-depth investigation in advance.
Lu Li was very miserable during his youth. Although he was a child of the Lu family, he lived outside and was suppressed by his stepmother.
Lu Li ’s mother had always wanted to return to the Lu family’s main house to become a rich official wife, but Lu Zhenwei is a prominent figure, who also had a lot of illegitimate children. How could he manage each one of them? Later, Lu Li’s mother wandered the streets due to excessive alcoholism, crashed her head, and almost lost her life.
At that time, Lu Li was only fifteen years old. His family was poor and he could barely feed themselves, let alone bear the medical expenses.
Xie Zhiwei happened to go to the hospital for some medical treatment. After getting acquainted with each other, he helped Lu Li and rescued his mother. The doctors couldn’t heal Lu Li mother completely. She forgot the Lu family, her dream of being a rich wife, and her son. The advantage was that she no longer caused trouble and became a quiet woman.
After Lu Li soared to the top, the Lu family claimed him as one of them.
The Lu family was close to the Xie family. At a party, Lu Li saw Xie Zhiwei and recognized him at a glance.
Many of Lu Li’s friends thought that he fell in love with Xie Zhiwei at first sight since then, but the truth was that Lu Li felt indebted to Xie Zhiwei. He wanted to thank the other for the help he received during his most trying time, and also for opening the turning point in his life.
However, as the third son of the illustrious Xie family, Xie Zhiwei obviously doesn’t need Lu Li to repay his grace, so Lu Li just looked at him from a distance and never mentioned it.
So now that the Xie family collapsed, Lu Li took over Xie Zhiwei and gave him a haven, hoping that he too, would have a chance to make a comeback, just like his past miserable self. His actions were just to return the kindness of that year, and it has no other meaning.
Although in other people’s eyes, his action meant other things, but Xie Jianwei was very clear of the truth. After all, he knows Lu Li too well.
For example, that time when they’re discussing Chen Li’s character while reading the script, Lu Li said:
“If I were Shen Li, those two would definitely not end up with each other. Even if I know that she likes someone else, even if she doesn’t want to accept me in her life, even if she won’t become happy with staying by my side, —I still won’t let her go.”
That is Lu Li. If he really liked Xie Zhiwei, he wouldn’t care about his identity, his family, or even whether Xie Zhiwei likes him or not.
He must get what he wants.
Xie Jianwei is just like him regarding that point: if you want it, strive for it till the end.
And the most beautiful thing is that they want each other, so there’s no need for them to fuss over such things. They are destined to sweetly stay together throughout their life.
Xie Jianwei thought of something while checking this information, but he had other ideas.
It could be helpful if used properly.
The film was finally going to be released. Two days before the premiere, Xie Jianwei sent a message to Lu Li: <Senior, are you free?>
Lu Li replied in three words: <Seven o’clock, Victoria.>
The corners of Xie Jianwei’s mouth slightly rose.
Lu Xiao Li, if you want to continue being an exemplary ‘golden master’, you should reply a little more later. How can you return a message within seconds? And what the hell is with seven o’clock? Gold masters only meet up with their mistresses after 9 pm onwards.
Kinda incompetent, but cute.
Xie Jianwei really regarded this as “fun” time now.
He replied to Lu Li <I’ll wait for you.>
Lu Li didn’t send him a message again, so Xie Jianwei teased him: <Miss you, mwah.>
Lu Li was listening to a very important report at this time, but his subordinate who was giving the report got confuse and became afraid to continue speaking.
What should I do … The boss is holding his mobile phone, should I go on?
Xie Jianwei started to teasing Lu Li, and gave him another one: <I miss ‘Big’ Li.> followed by a heart emoticon.
Lu Li suddenly got up from his chair.
The reporting supervisor also quickly got up, and his forehead was cold and dotted with sweat, It’s over! Is there something wrong with the report?
Lu Li paused and sat down again, but his eyes did not leave the phone.
His assistant was very quick-witted. He said to the supervisor who was cold with sweat: “You go back first. President Lu will look at the information later. He’ll give you an answer by then.”
The man hastily responded with “Okay, okay!” and swiftly walked away.
Lu Li silently stared at the message.
He could imagine Xie Jianwei smiling. It seemed like he had some strong affection for him, but in truth, it was quite the contrary. He always sticks to him, but he could let him go so easily. Xie Jianwei clearly liked his appearance, but …
Lu Li closed his eyes and put down his phone.
He won’t, and didn’t dare reply to him. He was afraid that his feelings would scare Xie Jianwei, or that he himself would subconsciously sink deeper and deeper until eventually, he’d lose himself.
Now, he doesn’t want to let Xie Jianwei go, but if he plays this love game with him again in this… What would he do if Xie Jianwei ended up pulling out in the end?
The assistant whispered to him: “Mr. Lu, a call.”
Lu Li scrunched his eyebrows: “Who is it?”
“It’s Mr. Xie.”
This Mr. Xie was of course, not Xie Jianwei. The latter’s number was saved in his personal phone which he carried with most of the time, so he wouldn’t need an assistant to notify him at all.
Therefore, this Mr. Xie is Xie Zhiwei.
“Give it to me.”
The assistant quickly handed him the phone.
“Is something the matter?” Lu Li asked after answering the call.
The voice on the other side of the phone was cold: “Let’s eat together?”
Lu Li looked at the time. It was already six o’clock in the evening, so he said: “No. I have some plans fo tonight.”
The other line was silent for a while. “I have something to tell you.”
Lu Li: “What is it? You can just say it now.”
Xie Zhiwei paused: “Forget it. I’ll wait. Let’s talk if you have free time.”
“Okay.” After hanging up the phone, Lu Li turned to the assistant and said, “If there is something wrong with Xie Zhiwei, you can do as you see fit without telling me.”
The assistant paused: “The phone …”
Lu Li said: “It doesn’t matter what you do.”
The assistant thought: Both are Mr. Xie, but the gap in treatment is vastly different.
Lu Li pushed all his work away, and headed straight to Victoria Hotel.
That concludes the 9 release for the month of August~
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