Returning From the Fire Chapters 11-20
Chapter 11 The Drunk Yousi
Qu Yanyan returned home. Because of the end of her cooperation with You Si, she could only look for other books with more potential. However, maybe You Si was too talented, so she thought that You Si’s book was the best choice no matter how she looked at it.
When she sighed in her heart and thought of Yousi’s strange attitude toward her, she became more and more depressed. When she remembered that Qu Yisheng seemed to have mentioned to her that she knew a very talented person, she was shocked.
It was very likely that You Si had been in touch with Qu Yisheng before, and he even knew something about her. That was why he was so sure that she was not Qu Yisheng.
“Qu Yanyan, what are you thinking about? Why do you look so bad?” Zong Zhengyu, who suddenly appeared in front of Qu Yanyan, was shocked.
She suddenly took a step back, but she lost her balance and fell to the ground. However, Zong Zhengyu grabbed her hand in time and pulled her into his arms.
“Why did you come back so suddenly?” Qu Yanyan looked at Zong Zhengyu.
Zong Zhengyu pointed out the window. “It’s getting dark. It’s time to get off work. Where else can I go if I don’t come back?”
Only then did Qu Yanyan realize that it was getting dark outside. It turned out that she had been thinking about You Si for a whole day? She was so engrossed that she didn’t even notice that Zong Zhengyu had come back.
“I’ve been looking for him for a long time, but I still haven’t found anything more suitable than You Si’s book. I’d better try again and see if he can sell the authority to me,” Qu Yanyan said.
However, Zong Zhengyu immediately rejected Qu Yanyan’s suggestion. “Don’t go. This person is very likely to have something to do with your Qu family. If you keep in contact with him, your identity may be exposed.”
Qu Yanyan was about to refute, but when she saw the imperial court looking at her, she could only swallow her words.
On this day, everything was fine.
The next day, when Zong Zhengyu left home, Qu Yanyan immediately called You Si. She still wanted to see You Si and find out what kind of relationship Qu Yisheng had with You Si.
Qu Yanyan made a lot of phone calls. You Si over there seemed to have evaporated from the mortal world and could not be called to death.
Since she couldn’t get in touch with You Si, she had no choice but to go to You Si’s house in person.
Since she had contacted Yousi before, she knew where Yousi’s home was, so she did not encounter any obstacles along the way and went straight to Yousi’s home.
She knocked on the door, but no one answered. She felt that Yousi might not be at home. When she was about to leave, she accidentally pulled her hand and the door opened.
Qu Yanyan was stunned for a few seconds and pushed the door open.
It was the strong smell of alcohol. She frowned and couldn’t help covering her nose. Then she put on her slippers and walked in.
Unexpectedly, You Si, who looked like a scholar, turned out to be a drunk man in private.
With such doubts in her mind, Qu Yanyan walked to the living room.
The smell of alcohol in the living room was getting worse, and she seemed to faint. Feeling uncomfortable, she fanned with her hand, trying to dispel the smell of alcohol.
She looked everywhere for Yousi and heard the sound of something falling to the ground. She immediately ran over and found Yousi lying on the ground.
“Yousi? Are you okay? Why did you drink so much…” Qu Yanyan helped Yousi up. Looking at the mountain of bottles on the tea table, she couldn’t help frowning.
Yousi still couldn’t wake up, and the smell of alcohol was all over his body. She couldn’t help but want to throw him out of the window.
She shook You Si’s shoulder crazily, but You Si still looked unconscious. He had no choice but to drag You Si to the sofa, making him lie on the side in a very twisted posture.
The smell of alcohol in the room was so strong that Qu Yanyan couldn’t stand it anymore. She had no choice but to find Yousi’s furniture and began to clean the room.
She endured the nausea and put all the bottles into a bag. Then, she specially bought some fresh drugs from the supermarket to remove the smell of wine in the living room. Only then did Qu Yanyan feel a little better.
Qu Yanyan sat on the sofa to rest. Just as she was about to think of a way to wake up, a rustling sound came from the sofa on the other side. She quickly leaned over to have a look, but before she could react, she was hugged.
What was going on? Qu Yanyan showed a confused expression and looked down at You Si, who was holding her like a child.
You Si rubbed her chest and opened his very confused eyes. When he saw her face, the cold and arrogant You Si suddenly showed a very aggrieved expression.
“Qu Yisheng, why didn’t you come to me? Didn’t you say that you wanted to find me? I’ve been looking forward to you looking for me…” Yousi hugged Qu Yanyan tightly, and his voice was full of tears.
This sudden contrast made Qu Yanyan suddenly not know what to do. She could only let You Si hold her and kept asking herself, “Qu Yisheng, have you forgotten me? That’s why you let others appear in front of me in your place!”
“No, I just have something to do, so I haven’t come to see you. Can you not be angry with me?” Facing such a childish You Si, Qu Yanyan could only pretend to be Qu Yisheng and keep coaxing You Si.
After hearing Qu Yanyan’s comforting words, You Si gradually quieted down. After looking at Qu Yanyan for a long time, he was willing to let go of her. Then he asked with grievance, “Did you really forget me, so you didn’t come for such a long time?”
Qu Yanyan nodded quickly and then sat further away without anyone noticing. She smiled and asked You Si, “Then let me ask you a question. Why are you so sure that the person who appeared is in place of me? He looks exactly the same as me, doesn’t he?”
“No, it’s not the same. That woman doesn’t know me at all. How could it be you?” Yousi smiled proudly. “I’m so famous on the Internet because of you.”
Qu Yanyan frowned. It seemed that Qu Yisheng really had a relationship with You Si.
She reached out to stroke Yousi’s head and asked, “How could I have done such a big thing? Are you lying to me…”
Yousi quickly shook his head, then grabbed Qu Yanyan’s hand and said very seriously, “I didn’t lie to you. I worked so hard to write novels just to catch up with you. You were much more famous than me that year. Many people on the Internet were talking about you.”
“Do you still remember how you met me in those days? I want to hear it from you. I want to see if you still remember it.” Qu Yanyan felt that she was used to Yousi’s childish look now, so she was not guilty at all.
Chapter 12 The Lost Memory
You Si suddenly glanced at Qu Yanyan, as if she had suddenly returned to being cold and proud. She was so shocked that she felt cold all over. After being sized up by You Si for a long time, she didn’t dare to show any flaws and could only maintain a smile.
Feeling that his smile was almost stiff, You Si looked away and became aggrieved again. He complained, “How can you not remember? Yi Sheng, do you doubt that I will forget?”
“Then why don’t you prove it to me? Otherwise, how can I know whether you have forgotten it or not?” Qu Yanyan looked at You Si for a long time. After confirming that You Si was really drunk, she finally felt relieved.
Yousi curled his lips and showed an angry expression. He snorted and was willing to speak. “Didn’t you read novels on the Internet back then? Because of your literary talent, countless editors wanted to sign with you, but you firmly refused to sign it, so someone has been talking about it. I thought you were very interesting, so I went to read your article.”
Qu Yanyan was a little shocked because she had never told herself that she had been in novels on the Internet.
She patted Yousi on the shoulder with a smile and gave him an encouraging look. “Do you still remember a lot? It seems that you haven’t forgotten. But do you still remember what happened next?”
“Of course I remember. At that time, I was deeply affected by your talent. It took me a lot of time to get your contact information. But at first, you didn’t want to talk to me, but my reluctant spirit touched you. You are finally willing to talk to me, and then we were together while chatting.”
Hearing this, Qu Yanyan finally understood why Yousi’s attitude toward her was so strange before.
You Si didn’t stop, instead continuing, “The time I spent with you was truly very happy, every day you would discuss the plot and techniques with me. Only, after a period of time, you suddenly told me that you were going to leave, that you would come back to look for you. I waited for you for a long time, but you never came.”
Qu Yanyan stared at You Si for a long time. She didn’t expect that Qu Yisheng would have an online relationship with You Si.
In the face of You Si, who had been waiting for Qu Yisheng to come back, Qu Yanyan suddenly felt very guilty. But thinking of the relationship between the two, she should use this relationship to sign the rights of the film and television in the downstream novels.
“Yi Sheng, don’t you think I’m great? I remember everything about you!” You Si, like a baby who was eager to be presented, suddenly approached Qu Yanyan.
Qu Yanyan suppressed the discomfort in her heart and showed a smile. She patted Yousi on the shoulder with appreciation and said, “Great. I didn’t expect you to really remember it. I thought you had forgotten it after so long.”
Since Yousi had almost finished his words, there was nothing to understand. She decided to let Yousi sober up first. Otherwise, Yousi in this state would not be able to talk about cooperation with her.
He poured Yousi a cup of tea to sober him up.
Yousi fell asleep after drinking tea, but he still grabbed her hand and was unwilling to let go. As soon as she was about to leave, he held her arm tightly.
Qu Yanyan couldn’t drag You Si away by force. She sat next to You Si in this position and waited for him to wake up.
The Yousi in his sleep was also very restless. He kept muttering Qu Yisheng’s name and complaining in a wronged tone, “Qu Yisheng, why are you here so late? I’ve been waiting for you for three years… Didn’t you say that you would stay with me forever?”
Qu Yanyan reached out and patted You Si’s head, and then You Si quieted down.
Yousi must have a deep affection for Qu Yisheng. Otherwise, he would not have such a big contrast with such a cold person. Qu Yanyan could not help but clench her hands. Was it really good for her to use Qu Yisheng’s identity?
He seemed to have had a long dream. In this dream, he dreamed that Qu Yisheng came back. But when Yousi was about to touch Qu Yisheng, the whole dream suddenly broke. He was so shocked that he immediately woke up from his sleep.
When Yousi woke up, he had a splitting headache. He couldn’t help rubbing his temples and sat up from the sofa.
At this time, a pleasant female voice suddenly came from the side. “What’s wrong? Do you feel a headache and don’t need to rest? Mr. You, it seems that you drank a lot yesterday.”
Yousi looked at Qu Yanyan, who was sitting on the other sofa. He was a little surprised, but he immediately showed a vigilant look and asked Qu Yanyan, “How did you get into my house? Miss Qu, don’t you know that it’s illegal to break into a private house?”
Qu Yanyan waved her hand. Thinking of You Si, who had been coquettish to her before, now looked so aloof, she couldn’t help laughing a few times.
“What are you laughing at? What’s so funny about this?” You Si looked at Qu Yanyan suspiciously.
“Mr. You, do you know that when I came in, you didn’t even lock the door, but I directly pushed the door and came in? Otherwise, how did you think I came in? Did you turn in through the window? Mr. You’s home is on the eighth floor, and I’m not a spider hero…” Qu Yanyan shrugged helplessly. The mole at the corner of her eye made her look very coquettish.
Yousi fell silent.
Qu Yanyan smiled and suddenly asked, “Have you contacted me before? You were drunk and kept talking to me, asking me why I didn’t come to you.”
“I did contact Qu Yisheng, but it’s not you.” You Si looked at Qu Yanyan coldly and sneered at her.
Qu Yanyan was not angry. She pursed her lips and slightly clenched her fingers. Her smile became deeper. “How do you know it’s not me?”
“It’s impossible that Qu Yisheng doesn’t know me. You can’t be her.” You Si emphasized again.
“I don’t know you, because I had a heart attack. I had an operation, and then there was an accident. I forgot a lot of things, so…” Qu Yanyan looked at Yousi apologetically with a very sincere expression.
You Si stared at Qu Yanyan. For a moment, he still couldn’t believe her words. “How can I know if what you said is true? What if it’s just your nonsense?”
“What’s the point of lying to you about this kind of thing? Mr. You, if you don’t want to believe me, I won’t force you.” Qu Yanyan smiled slightly and was about to get up and leave.
Before Qu Yanyan could get up, You Si directly grabbed her and said in a muffled voice, “I believe you, but do you still have a chance to remember?”
Chapter 13 Solved the Problem
Qu Yanyan opened her mouth and was about to speak, but when she saw the hope in her originally cold eyes, she forgot all the words she had organized in an instant.
“Why don’t you speak? Is there a problem… Or do you have no chance to remember?” After Yousi said this, he suddenly became very disappointed. He seemed to collapse and loosened his hand that was holding Qu Yanyan’s sleeve.
The guilt in her heart grew deeper and deeper. She bit her lip. At that moment, she really wanted to tell You Si everything. But when she pulled You Si, Gu Yusheng’s face suddenly appeared in her mind.
You Si did not understand the meaning of holding her hand. He looked at her in confusion, only to see her slightly widened eyes. He was shocked and hurriedly asked, “Yi Sheng, what’s wrong with you? Are you feeling unwell? Do you want to go to the hospital?”
Qu Yanyan shook her head, hid the hatred in her eyes, and returned to her usual self. She quickly let go of Yousi’s hand and smiled. “It’s okay. I just remembered what the doctor said. He said that I might still remember it, but the hope is a little slim.”
The depressed Yousi suddenly looked at Qu Yanyan and then moved closer. He asked in disbelief, “Really?”
Qu Yanyan nodded.
Sorry, Yousi. In this case, she can only lie to you. In order to avenge Gu Yu, she must not let herself have any flaws.
“I hope it’s better than being unable to remember. Yi Sheng, don’t worry. I’ll find the best doctor to help you remember what happened before.” Yousi’s eyes looked over, and there was a faint light in them, revealing a soft smile. His eyes were full of tenderness.
Qu Yanyan was stunned and thought to herself that something was wrong. If You Si really found a doctor to treat her, it would definitely expose her history of heart disease. At that time, both You Si and Gu Yusheng would definitely be exposed.
She glanced at Yousi and suddenly hugged herself in horror. Then she retorted loudly, “I don’t want a doctor!”
You Si didn’t know what to do. He didn’t know why Qu Yanyan suddenly became so abnormal. But seeing her frightened look, You Si could only comfort her. “Okay, okay, I won’t go to the doctor. Don’t be afraid…”
“Are you really not going to find… a doctor?” Qu Yanyan pretended to be scared and looked at Yousi.
You Si naturally didn’t dare to bring this up again. He hurriedly nodded his head.
After a long time, Qu Yanyan seemed to have calmed down. She finally explained her abnormal behavior. “I’m sorry, Yousi. I had a heart attack since I was a child and was locked up at home. I can’t go anywhere except the hospital, so I’m very afraid to go to the hospital. I want to only think about it by myself.” Yousi looked at Qu Yanyan doubtfully, and there was confusion in his cold eyes, but he kept comforting her. “I’ll wait for you to remember it yourself. Don’t worry, I won’t force you.”
In the face of You Si’s confusion, Qu Yanyan could only smile and comfort him perfunctorily. You Si might not be able to wait for the rest of his life because she was not Qu Yisheng at all. She was just a dead person who borrowed her name.
They chatted for a while. At this time, Qu Yanyan asked Yousi, “Yousi, your novel is very good. I think we can continue our cooperation. Now I ask you again. Would you like to sell me the right of the book?”
Yousi nodded and did not have much of a reaction. Since he already knew her identity, he would naturally sell the right of the book to Qu Yanyan.
The corners of her lips curled into a smile and You Si couldn’t help but be stunned. He turned his face away and coughed again. Then he said a condition, “Don’t be happy too early. I can sell it to you, but I have to participate in the production of the script. I can’t let my efforts be randomly modified by some ignorant people.”
Yousi’s request was in line with Yanyan’s thoughts. She nodded readily. “I originally wanted to invite you to be a screenwriter, but I didn’t expect that the two of us would want to be together.”
Seeing the smile on Qu Yanyan’s face, You Si’s mood became better. “I believe you will treat my book well.”
“Of course. When I have time in the future, I will ask you out and sign the contract. Then I can start to prepare for the auction.” Qu Yanyan nodded and showed a slightly proud look, which made her look a little charming.
Yousi’s face turned slightly red.
Qu Yanyan felt that this trip to Yousi’s house was really worth it. Not only did she know about Qu Yisheng and You Si, but she also solved the problem of authority. It was simply the goddess of fate who cared about her.
They talked about the book for a long time, and then Qu Yanyan looked at her mobile phone. She felt that it was getting late, so she said goodbye to Yousi. Then she left Yousi’s home and called a taxi home.
Zong Zhengyu, who was dealing with company affairs in the office, suddenly heard the phone on the table. He put down the document in his hand and turned to see a familiar number on the phone. He immediately picked it up and said, “What’s wrong? Is there any news so soon?”
“Hey, can’t I talk to you casually? Why do I always feel that I have something to do with you?” The person on the other end of the phone laughed a few times, as if he really came to find Zong Zhengyu for nothing.
Zong Zhengyu frowned, picked up the document, and said, “Don’t come to me if you have nothing to do.”
“President, you’re too heartless. I’ve been investigating Yousi for you for a long time!” The man complained.
Zong Zhengyu immediately grasped the loophole in his words. He narrowed his eyes and sneered. “I think you didn’t come to me for nothing, but you couldn’t finish the task I gave you, so you wanted to come and talk to me. You didn’t find anything about Yousi, did you?”
The person on the other side of the phone suddenly fell silent. Zong Zhengyu snorted and patiently waited for someone to reply.
The mysterious man laughed to cover up his embarrassment. Unexpectedly, after he laughed, the Imperial Clan didn’t respond, and the atmosphere became even more awkward.
“President, believe me. I can definitely find out what happened to You Si. It’s just a matter of time!” The mysterious man immediately packed up his tickets and said firmly.
Zong Zhengyu snorted. “That’s the best.”
“Of course, of course.” The mysterious man immediately smiled apologetically. “But president, I found something. I think it’s better to tell you.”
Zong Zhengyu raised his eyebrows and said with interest, “Tell me, what’s the matter?”
“Miss Qu went to You Si’s house today and stayed there for a long time,” the man said slowly.
Chapter 14 A Fight
“What did you say?” Zong Zhengyu’s first reaction was that he didn’t believe it. “You have to know what happened to your nonsense.”
The mysterious man chuckled. “Of course I know. I must have concrete evidence. If you don’t believe me, you can ask Miss Qu…”
Zong Zhengyu pursed his lips and said nothing.
The mysterious man on the other side seemed to be very clear about Zong Zhengyu’s mood at this time. He smiled a few more times and said, “Well, I have nothing to say. I’ll hang up the phone first. You should go and find Miss Qu.”
Zong Zheng’s eyes became darker and darker, and the phone in his hand was hung up. He was silent for a moment, then he got up and decided to put down the company’s affairs and immediately went home.
After finishing You Si’s business, Qu Yanyan returned home lightly and opened the door directly with the key. She stepped gently, shook off her high heels, changed into slippers, walked into the house, and went straight to the living room.
She leisurely walked to the sofa and found that Zong Zhengyu, who should have been dealing with things in the company, was sitting on the sofa at this time.
“Zong Zhengyu? Listen to me, today I…” As soon as Qu Yanyan saw him, she planned to share with him what she had done to You Si today. She had gained a lot.
Just as Qu Yanyan was about to walk towards the Imperial Family, the Imperial Family suddenly stood up and grabbed her wrist. Then, they approached her and pressed her against the wall.
“Zong Zhengyu? What are you doing?” Qu Yanyan stared at him with wide eyes. She wanted to reach out to push him away, but her hand was pressed against the wall by him and could not move. She felt very uncomfortable.
Zong Zhengyu sneered and stared at Qu Yanyan. “What did you do today?”
In response to Zong Zhengyu’s sudden question, Qu Yanyan was stunned. She did not know why Zong Zhengyu would suddenly act so abnormally.
Remembering that Zong Zhengyu did not allow her to contact You Si again, Qu Yanyan did not dare to tell the truth and could only lie casually. “I just went out for a walk today. What’s wrong? Is there a problem?”
Anger gradually appeared on Zong Zheng’s handsome face, and his strength against Qu Yanyan’s hand was getting stronger and stronger.
Feeling the pain, Qu Yanyan twisted her body crazily, trying to get rid of the shackles of Zong Zhengyu. “Zong Zhengyu! You hurt me!”
“You also know how painful it is?” Zong Zhengyu sneered. “You’re really good at relaxing today. Are you going to someone else’s house when you’re free?”
Qu Yanyan suddenly widened her eyes and said in disbelief, “Did you send someone to follow me?”
Zong Zhengyu ignored Qu Yanyan’s question. He sneered and said angrily, “What did you do when you went to Yousi’s house?”
“What have you done has nothing to do with you? I have my own privacy! I don’t need to tell you anything!” The attitude and questioning of him made Qu Yanyan feel extremely uncomfortable. She felt that he didn’t trust her, so she felt a pain in her chest.
“Qu Yanyan, my patience is limited. Let me ask you again, what are you going to do in You Si’s house?” Zong Zhengyu stared at Qu Yanyan, and his tone was so horrible that Qu Yanyan couldn’t help trembling.
Qu Yanyan pursed her lips and stared at him stubbornly, unwilling to answer his question.
Zong Zhengyu was so angry that he kissed Qu Yanyan’s lips hard, with unquestionable anger. His movements were rude, and he was almost biting her red lips.
Qu Yanyan was in so much pain that she was about to cry, but she still forced herself not to say a word.
The kiss lasted for a long time before Zong Zheng was willing to let go of Qu Yanyan. He looked at her and saw that her lips were swollen from the kiss. His eyes darkened. Suddenly, he reached out and carried her on his shoulders.
It was not a good experience for Qu Yanyan to suddenly fly into the air. She clutched at the hand of Zong Zhengyu with fear and said in a crying voice, “Zong Zhengyu, put me down.”
After a pause, Zong Zhengyu made up his mind to ignore Qu Yanyan. He carried her all the way to the bedroom and threw her onto the bed.
Qu Yanyan felt as if her whole body was about to fall apart. She was in so much pain that she even lost her strength.
“Qu Yanyan, I’ll give you one last chance. Do you want to tell me or not? Otherwise, I don’t know what will happen next!” Zong Zhengyu looked down at Qu Yanyan with extremely cold eyes.
Qu Yanyan remained silent, even though the aura of the current Imperial Clan’s governor was already terrifying enough to make people tremble in fear.
Imperial Concubine Yu pursed her lips and looked down. There was a cold light in her eyes. He just wanted Qu Yanyan to say it out, but she was unwilling to let him go, so he had to force her to let him go.
He gradually approached Qu Yanyan and leaned over to stop her on the bed. He bit her neck heavily, and his movements were not gentle at all.
Imperial Concubine Yu just wanted Qu Yanyan to say something, so she didn’t act seriously. Qu Yanyan was in so much pain that she could only scratch her palm desperately with her fingertips so that her heart wouldn’t hurt so much.
However, from the beginning to the end, he did not show any pity. Tears welled up in his eyes. In order not to cry, he could only tremble slightly.
Feeling the woman trembling little by little, and the slight sobs, Zong Zhengyu immediately stopped and looked at Qu Yanyan.
Only then did she find that Qu Yanyan’s face was full of tears. She even kept biting her fingers, trying to hold back her tears.
Zong Zhengyu immediately held Qu Yanyan in his arms and said with self-blame, “Don’t cry. I know I’ve forgotten myself. I just want you to tell me what you did, so I kept asking you. If you don’t tell me, I’ll force you to speak.”
After being held gently by Imperial Concubine, Qu Yanyan felt that Imperial Concubine had calmed down. Suddenly, she couldn’t hold back the tears in her eyes, as if her tears had been opened. She cried out loudly, “Imperial Concubine, you b*stard!”
Zong Zhengyu couldn’t say a word and could only let Qu Yanyan vent her anger.
The grievances she had just accumulated suddenly broke out. Qu Yanyan cried so hard that she couldn’t control herself. She clenched her fists and kept hitting Zong Zhengyu’s chest.
Qu Yanyan didn’t have much strength, so her hands didn’t hurt. Instead, she acted like a spoiled little girl. Imperial Concubine knew that Qu Yanyan was really wronged, so she quietly waited for Qu Yanyan to vent her anger, holding Qu Yanyan in her arms.
“Zong Zhengyu, you’ve gone too far today. I didn’t do anything, but you still treat me like this!” Qu Yanyan felt so wronged that she was out of breath while crying. Her whole face was full of tears, and she kept rubbing her tears on Zong Zhengyu’s clothes.
Chapter 15 The Contract
Zong Zhengyu looked at Qu Yanyan with some amusement, and then coaxed her, “Okay, okay, I’m not angry anymore, okay? I know I’m wrong.”
After fighting for a while, Qu Yanyan finally calmed down and fell into the arms of Zong Zhengyu. They kept silent for a long time.
Until Zong Zhengyu felt that Qu Yanyan’s breath had calmed down, he asked softly, “So are you willing to tell me what you have done to the You Si family?”
Qu Yanyan groaned and glared at Zong Zhengyu angrily. She pursed her lips and answered his question. “I went to Yousi’s house just to find out what kind of relationship he has with Qu Yisheng. Unexpectedly, Yousi got drunk directly, so I took the opportunity to tell him about him and Qu Yisheng. When he woke up, I succeeded in making him believe in my identity and was willing to sell the entrusted rights to me.”
“What does he have to do with Qu Yisheng?” The Imperial Clan’s governor narrowed his eyes and asked.
“Qu Yisheng used to write novels on the Internet and then got to know You Si. They were once together, but then Qu Yisheng disappeared, and You Si had been waiting for Qu Yisheng to find him.” Qu Yisheng was still depressed. He glanced at Zong Zhengyu and thought of his attitude toward him before. He complained again, “I wanted to come back to tell you about this, but you treated me with that attitude…”
Zong Zhengyu sighed, thinking that he was also angry, so he treated Qu Yanyan like this.
He touched her face, wiped the tears from the corners of her eyes, and kissed her forehead gently. He said helplessly, “I was too angry. Which man would not be angry when he heard that his woman went to someone else’s house?”
Qu Yanyan was stunned for a moment, and then snorted. “Don’t think that I won’t be angry just because you are like this. Let me tell you, I am still angry now. If you don’t compensate me well, I won’t let it go.”
“Don’t worry, there will be compensation.” Imperial Concubine Yu stroked her head and suddenly leaned into her ear. She whispered, “If you want to do something in the future, just tell me. As long as it doesn’t harm yourself, I will usually agree. I am not such an unreasonable person.”
The warm breath sprayed on her neck, and her face suddenly turned red. She slowly nodded and said, “Oh.”
Zong Zhengyu took a look at Qu Yanyan and felt much happier. Then, as if he had thought of something, he told her, “If you have to do something else in the future, don’t get in touch with You Si.”
Qu Yanyan looked very confused. She tilted her head and stared at Zong Zhengyu. “What’s wrong? Is there something wrong… I already know about what happened between Qu Yisheng and him. There won’t be any flaws.”
Zong Zhengyu shook his head and sighed. “I’m not talking about this. I sent someone to investigate You Si and found nothing about him. How did I know that you went to You Si’s house? It was just an accident. I didn’t follow you.”
After listening to Zong Zhengyu’s explanation, Qu Yanyan felt much better. She nodded and said, “I will try my best to avoid being involved with You Si. Don’t worry.”
Zong Zhengyu held Qu Yanyan in his arms for a long time before he went to the bathroom with her in his arms.
The next day, Qu Yanyan and You Si made an appointment at Zong Zhengyu’s company and signed the contract again. But this time, they didn’t have any grudges.
Yousi was still as cold and proud as usual, but when he faced Qu Yanyan, his expression suddenly changed, and he became very gentle.
“Yousi, this is the contract. You can look at it again. If there is any problem, we can negotiate again.” Qu Yanyan and Yousi sat face to face. She looked at Yousi with a smile, her eyes full of expectation.
Yousi glanced at Qu Yanyan and took the contract. Without looking through the contents, he took a pen and signed his name on it.
Such behavior surprised Qu Yanyan. She asked directly, “Are you sure you don’t want to have a good look? This is your own authority. If I do something to it, you will lose everything!”
Yousi smiled, and there was tenderness in his cold eyes. “I believe you won’t do this to me. Even if you can’t remember me now, I believe you are not such a person.”
Qu Yanyan was stunned and looked at Yousi with a complicated expression. She slightly tightened her hand and smiled again. “Thank you. Yousi, you are willing to believe me.”
“I’m fine.” Yousi’s face was cold.
Even after confirming her identity, You Si did not change his way of speaking. He was still very cold, but his eyes were full of tenderness when he looked at Qu Yanyan.
“By the way, I have something to discuss with you.”
Yousi raised his eyebrows. “What?”
Qu Yanyan leaned closer and stared at You Si with her beautiful eyes. “I want you to be the director of this play. I don’t think anyone else knows it better than you.”
You Si’s cheeks turned slightly red when he was stared at by Qu Yanyan. He turned his head away and quickly agreed to her request. “Okay, but I don’t have much experience, so I can only give my opinion. I can be the assistant director.”
“This is a good suggestion. You can think about it, but I don’t know who to ask the chief director.” Qu Yanyan frowned and thought about it seriously for a long time.
“I think you can be the chief director yourself.” Suddenly, the door of the office was pushed open, and Zong Zhengyu came in elegantly in a suit.
Qu Yanyan suddenly stood up and asked in confusion, “Can I really be the chief director? I don’t think I have much experience…”
Zong Zhengyu came over with a smile, patted Qu Yanyan on the shoulder, and encouraged her. “Don’t worry. If it were you, there would be no problem. Don’t you have any confidence in yourself?”
Qu Yanyan bit her lip. Her lifelong dream was to be an excellent director. Now that the opportunity was in front of her, it was impossible for her not to be tempted. However, she had no experience and was afraid that her first step would be messed up.
She thought for a long time, but Zong Zhengyu kept encouraging her. Even Yousi agreed with him. “Yi Sheng, I also believe that you can be the chief director.”
The persuasion of the two made Qu Yanyan finally make up her mind. She showed a confident smile and nodded at them. “Then I’ll give it a try. At worst, I’ll start from the beginning!”
The Imperial Clan official looked at Qu Yanyan dotingly and touched her head.
As Yousi looked at the two of them, he slowly frowned.
Chapter 16 I Love You
“Since you have decided to be the chief director, you’d better start preparing for this drama now. And you promised me that you would make a profit of three million yuan a year…” Zong Zhengyu smiled and looked at Qu Yanyan. He believed that she would not let him down.
Qu Yanyan nodded, smiled with satisfaction, and then said to Zong Zhengyu, “Then I’ll start to prepare for this drama now. Zong Zhengyu, thank you! As for the profit, I can definitely achieve that goal!”
Zong Zhengyu looked at Qu Yanyan with a smile.
“Yousi, if you have nothing to do, you can go home. I have to prepare for the upcoming play. If you need anything, I will call you to inform you.” Qu Yanyan waved her hand to Yousi, and her curved eyebrows showed her confidence.
Yousi nodded coldly and watched Qu Yanyan leave the office.
Only Yousi and Zong Zhengyu were left in the office. The two people, who were not talkative and cold-tempered, gathered together, and the atmosphere became particularly awkward.
After a long silence, Yousi got up from his chair and looked at Zong Zhengyu. He asked lightly, “What’s the relationship between you and Yi Sheng? Why are you so close…”
Since he saw Zong Zhengyu and Qu Yanyan that day, the interaction between them made him feel very strange, just like a lover, which made his heart full of mixed feelings. Now he had understood the identity of Qu Yisheng, so he was very concerned about the existence of Zong Zhengyu.
Zong Zhengyu gave You Si a contemptuous snort. There was no need for him to answer You Si’s question.
However, when he thought of how he had failed to find anything during his investigation of You Si, he felt that it was necessary to warn An Er Si.
“It seems that there’s no need to tell you about our relationship.” Zong Zheng glanced at You Si with a cold smile. “Mr. You’s identity seems to be a little mysterious. I won’t let an unknown person be with Yi Sheng, so I hope you stay away from her. I don’t want Yi Sheng to be threatened.”
“I will never leave Yi Sheng. It took me a lot of effort to find her.” You Si was not at a disadvantage. His cold aura made him feel no fear in the face of Zong Zhengyu’s oppressive aura. “As long as Yi Sheng thinks about it, Yi Sheng will definitely be with me!”
Zong Zhengyu sneered and said sarcastically, “Stop daydreaming. As long as I’m here, this matter will never happen. You’d better give up this idea quickly.”
Yousi stared at Zong Zhengyu and pursed his thin lips. He still looked indifferent. “In that case, let’s wait and see. If you are so confident, why do you have to warn me to leave Yi Sheng?”
“Mr. You, you think too highly of yourself.” The Imperial Clan’s governor looked at You Si calmly. A hint of mockery flashed across his eyes, and his smile was full of coldness.
Yousi didn’t continue to talk with Zong Zhengyu. Regarding Qu Yanyan’s topic and the man’s solution, he had to act.
Looking at You Si’s back, Zong Zhengyu curled his lips and felt that You Si was too threatening. He had to make Qu Yanyan stay away from You Si as much as possible.
When You Si’s book was signed, it instantly became a hot topic on the Internet. You Si’s book had a deep influence on the Internet, and there were a lot of tourists. It could be said that before the film was started, it had already been popular. This was a good thing for Qu Yanyan, but it was also a great burden. Because if Qu Yanyan could not hand over a satisfactory answer scroll, it would be difficult for her to live in the future.
Xu Rui’er had just gotten married to Gu Yusheng, so her influence in the entertainment industry had increased a lot. With the help of Gu Yusheng, the script that Xu Rui’er could get was also on a higher level.
“Did any director come to me recently?” Xu Rui’er was very idle and stayed in the company’s rest room.
The agent on one side also answered Xu Rui’er’s words meekly, “There are many scripts, but none of them meet your requirements.”
Xu Rui’er was stunned and then sneered. “They are all for me to be the supporting role. My status is different now. How can I be a supporting role?”
The agent took a careful look at Xu Rui’er, but there was a hint of sarcasm in her eyes. Since Xu Rui’er and Gu Yu were together, she had begun to expand. Although her influence had kept up, her acting skills had not caught up at all. Those big-scale dramas would not let Xu Rui’er be the protagonist at all.
“You should pay more attention to the script recently.” Xu Rui’er looked at her mobile phone casually and browsed Weibo.
Xu Rui’er was browsing the trending news on Weibo when she suddenly saw the first topic.
“Who is the one on this trending search?” Xu Rui’er pointed to the name on the top of the trending search and asked her agent.
The agent quickly replied, “Yours is a book specialized in criminal psychology. It has a deep influence on the Internet. Recently, I heard that the authority of the book has been sold. It seems that it is about to start filming TV series.”
Xu Rui’er’s eyes suddenly lit up. “I want the heroine of this play.”
The door of the office was suddenly pushed open. Gu Yusheng put down the document in his hand and looked at the visitor. He couldn’t help frowning. “What are you doing here?”
“Yusheng, I want to ask you a favor.”
Xu Rui’er rushed straight to Gu Yusheng, held his arm, and said with a smile.
Gu Yusheng said coldly, “Say it.”
“The book written by a famous author Yousi on the Internet has been sold. I’m going to shoot a TV series recently. I want to be the heroine.” Xu Rui’er did not hide her intention at all and directly told him her purpose.
As for Xu Rui’er’s request, as long as it was not too excessive, Gu Yusheng would usually agree.
He nodded indifferently and immediately agreed to Xu Rui’er’s request. “I will help you.”
Gu Yusheng was very efficient. He directly called the secretary in front of Xu Rui’er and said, “Go and investigate for me. Who did the author Yousi sell the book to?”
The secretary didn’t know why Gu Yusheng suddenly wanted to investigate this matter, but he didn’t dare to be suspicious about the president’s matter. He immediately agreed. “Okay, president, I’ll tell you immediately if there’s any news.”
Gu Yusheng answered and hung up the phone. Then he looked at Xu Rui’er and asked, “Is there anything else?”
Xu Rui’er knew that Gu Yusheng was not perfunctory, so she was very happy. She pulled Gu Yusheng and said a few words of nonsense, then left quickly.
Otherwise, when Gu Yusheng drove Xu Rui’er away, Xu Rui’er did not want to make Gu Yusheng unhappy.
Chapter 17 The Investment
The studio of Qu Yanyan was set up in the Star Entertainment Company. In order to give her a good environment, Zong Zhengyu directly gave the whole floor to Qu Yanyan. Even the staff of the studio had been selected. Qu Yanyan just needed to run the studio directly.
And the first step of the studio was Yousi’s “Sin of Sin”.
“Miss Qu, this is some of our analysis of the play ‘Sin of crime’. I think Miss Qu can have a look.” Assistant Su Lan came over and put a stack of documents directly in front of Qu Yanyan.
Qu Yanyan nodded and immediately flipped through the stack of documents.
It had to be said that Zong Zhengyu was very good at choosing people. Everyone in the studio could take charge of their own business, so Qu Yanyan, the person in charge, felt less pressure.
“Miss Qu, there will be a lot of clothes and props designed in this movie, so the cost will also be very high. We don’t seem to have any capital supporting us at the moment.” Su Lan wore thick eyes and looked very scholarly. His words were very formal.
Qu Yanyan nodded. The current situation that Su Lan was talking about was also the predicament of the studio. She was also thinking about how to solve this problem.
“You don’t have to worry about the script and director’s problem. The script will be handled by Mr. You in person, and I will be the director of this play. Mr. You will assist me as the assistant director.” Qu Yanyan pointed to a certain place on the document and said to Su Lan with a smile.
The look in Su Lan’s eyes changed. Obviously, he didn’t believe that Qu Yanyan could be a director, but the one in charge was Qu Yanyan. As a worker, he couldn’t say much.
“If the author is the author, there should be no problem with the script. As for the capital…” Su Lan added.
“Don’t worry, I will solve the problem of the capital. You don’t have to worry about this problem.” Qu Yanyan smiled, patted Su Lan’s shoulder to comfort him, and then left the studio.
After the meeting, when he returned to the office, he saw Qu Yanyan sitting on the sofa with a sad face.
He smiled, pulled down his suit jacket and hung it aside. Then he walked over and asked, “Did something happen? You don’t look very good.”
Qu Yanyan pouted her lips and then moved closer to Zong Zhengyu. She hugged his arm and said in a coquettish tone, “There’s something wrong with the capital of this play. The cost is too high. Our studio can’t afford so much money for the time being. I have to find someone to invest. I wonder if President Zong is interested in investing?”
Zong Zhengyu chuckled and pointed at the tip of Qu Yanyan’s nose. “You know how to play the game.”
“There are resources that can be used in front of us. You don’t have to use them for nothing!” Qu Yanyan laughed and was pulled into the arms of the nearby Imperial Noble.
“It’s not a problem for me to give you an investment, but I don’t give it to you for free.” Zong Zhengyu glanced at Qu Yanyan with a doting look in his eyes. “I can invest 50%, but you have to invest in the rest of the money yourself. If you want to be a good director, learning how to attract investment is essential. This is also a test for you. Let’s see if you are worthy of me paying so much.”
Qu Yanyan thought about it seriously and then nodded. “Of course, it’s not a problem. It’s just that I don’t have any foundation at the moment. No one will be willing to invest in me. So… can I borrow your name?”
“You still can’t suffer any loss.” Zong Zhengyu reached out to talk about Qu Yanyan’s forehead. “Yes, but if the TV series doesn’t go well, I will cancel your studio. Do you have the confidence?”
“Oh…” Qu Yanyan hesitated for a moment, but when she saw the calm look in Zong Jue’s eyes, she made up her mind. “Yes!”
Zong Zhengyu smiled. “Then I’ll wait and see.”
He called Gu Yusheng’s office. Gu Yusheng put down the document in his hand and picked up the phone. “What’s wrong?”
“President, I found out about what you asked me to investigate. Yousi’s crime psychology authority was bought by an unknown studio, but in fact, the studio belongs to Stars Entertainment, and the person in charge of the studio is Qu Yisheng.” The secretary’s words were a big piece of news.
Gu Yusheng was stunned. He didn’t expect it to be Qu Yisheng’s studio. Thinking that Xu Rui’er had gotten rid of him before, he couldn’t help frowning. This was not easy to deal with…
“President? President? Are you still listening?” The secretary’s voice came.
Only then did Gu Yusheng cut off his train of thought. He turned to his secretary and asked, “Did you find anything else?”
The secretary quickly replied, “Yes, this studio seems to be an investment company, so it has been engaged in investment all the time. The person in charge has contacted many entertainment companies.”
Gu Yusheng narrowed his eyes. The corners of his lips curled into a strange arc.
“Well, it’s none of your business. Go and do your work.”
After that, Gu Yusheng hung up the phone.
Since he was pulling in the investment, it seemed that it was a good opportunity. If he could take advantage of the opportunity to approach Qu Yisheng and test if Qu Yisheng was really Qu Yanyan.
If this woman was really Qu Yanyan, he could not keep this so-called Qu Yisheng.
He would never allow someone who threatened him to exist!
In order to attract investment, Qu Yanyan had been wandering around in various kinds of wine banquets in the past few days. She wanted to get close to the bosses of these entertainment companies and see if she could get a few investments. However, she still didn’t trust her studio, so she didn’t gain much in the past few days. Instead, she suffered a lot.
When those bosses saw Qu Yanyan’s beauty, they always wanted to take advantage of her. Fortunately, she dealt with them one by one, so they didn’t hurt her.
The banquet was over again. This time, they gained a lot. Many people wanted to invest, but they were still waiting. As long as she could give a satisfactory condition, they believed that the investment would succeed.
Qu Yanyan, who was walking out of the banquet venue, felt sore all over and her face was almost stiff with a smile. She kept walking past the boss and said, “Goodbye.”
Suddenly, there was a loud noise. There seemed to be a lot of noise in front of them. The bosses around them walked over quickly one by one. Qu Yanyan was very tired, so she did not go to join in the fun. Instead, she planned to go to another place and go home directly with a taxi.
However, one hand grabbed her arm.
Chapter 18 The Trial Test
Qu Yanyan was a little stunned. When she looked up, she found that Zong Jue was standing in front of her with a faint smile on his handsome face. He whispered to her, “What’s wrong? Are you tired? If you are tired, go back and take a bath. You’ve been running around outside these days.”
Why did Zong Zhengyu come? Qu Yanyan was really confused. She let him hold her hand and then took her into his arms. This scene immediately attracted a lot of people’s attention.
“Isn’t this Mr. Zong? Why is Mr. Zong here?” One of the entertainment partners who came into contact with Qu Yanyan immediately walked up to Zong Zhengyu and showed a very flattering expression.
The Imperial Clan official glanced at the man and did not show a contemptuous smile as usual. Instead, he gave a gentle smile and said, “I’m just here to pick up Yi Sheng. I didn’t disturb you, did I?”
Qu Yanyan thought, “Why did Zong Zhengyu suddenly change his temper and talk to others so gently?”
The man was stunned. He glanced at Qu Yanyan and then looked at Zong Zhengyu. He could not help but ask, “May I ask what’s the relationship between Miss Qu and Mr. Zong…”
Hearing this, Zong Zhengyu held Qu Yanyan more tightly and looked at the woman in his arms with great affection. Then he said, “My girlfriend didn’t trouble you, did she? This matter has not been spread out yet. I hope you can keep it a secret for me.”
Hearing that Qu Yanyan was a male and female friend of Zong Zhengyu, several bosses around immediately widened their eyes and looked at Qu Yanyan in disbelief.
“Miss Qu, regarding the investment of your drama, we can find a time to talk about it next time.” Immediately, someone came forward and talked about the investment with Qu Yanyan.
Qu Yanyan was stunned and quickly said with a smile, “Okay, no problem.”
This time, a lot of people mentioned this to Qu Yanyan. After Qu Yanyan agreed one by one, Zong Zhengyu took Qu Yanyan into the car.
Qu Yanyan still couldn’t believe it. Sitting in the co-pilot’s seat, she was stunned for a long time before she said to the driver, “When you came, why have these people changed their faces? If I had known that I was your girlfriend, I wouldn’t have been so tired.”
Zong Zhengyu snorted coldly. “If I hadn’t been here to provide you with evidence, do you think anyone would believe your casual words?”
Qu Yanyan shrugged her shoulders and suddenly became depressed again. “It’s been a long time. I still pulled in the investment because of you.”
“If you hadn’t contacted them so seriously, they wouldn’t have decided to invest in your drama at once. I’m just a catalyst. The biggest reason is you.” Taking advantage of the red light, Zong Zhengyu reached out and touched Qu Yanyan’s head.
With Zong Zhengyu’s comfort, Qu Yanyan felt much better. She nodded and said, “Since you said so, I’ll take it as my credit!”
Zong Zheng said with a smile, “It’s your credit.”
Qu Yanyan hummed in agreement. She was very happy because she didn’t need to worry about the funds for the time being.
A few days later, the studio, which had successfully been pulled into the investment, also began to run completely. Yousi was also very fast, so he soon got the script out.
“Sister Qu, there are many actors who want to communicate with our studio now. It seems that Mr. You has great influence and has attracted the attention of so many actors.” Su Lan took a lot of documents and handed them to Qu Yanyan. The way he addressed Qu Yanyan changed from Miss Qu to Sister Qu. It seemed that he had completely admitted Qu Yanyan.
After all, since Qu Yanyan could attract so many investments, her ability would not be bad.
Qu Yanyan nodded and pondered for a while. Then she smiled and said, “Since that’s the case, let’s try it out. Let’s spread the news and let the actors who are interested in it try it out. Let’s see which one is more suitable.”
“Okay, but what about the time and place of the audition?” Su Lan asked.
“Let’s set up a film and television city under the name of Stars Entertainment. Three days later,” Qu Yanyan said with a smile.
Su Lan nodded and immediately released the news of the audition.
In the evening, Xu Rui’er got the news of the audition for “The Criminal Mind” and happily went to talk to Gu Yusheng about it.
Xu Rui’er saw Gu Yusheng sitting on the sofa, then rushed over and said very happily, “Yusheng, do you know that ‘Sin’ is about to be auditioned? You have to help me get the heroine of this movie!”
Gu Yusheng was not excited with Xu Rui’er. Instead, he glanced at Xu Rui’er coldly and directly poured cold water on her. “You’d better give up this idea. This play is not suitable for you. See if there is anything else.”
Xu Rui’er was unhappy. “Why? Do you think my acting skills are not good enough or what? I don’t care if I want to go or not. I must get this role. The book ‘Sinner psychology’ has a great influence on the Internet. As long as I become the heroine, it is very likely that I can directly become a top actress!”
As for Xu Rui’er’s wishful thinking, Gu Yusheng could only sneer. “As long as you don’t regret it, I will help you get the heroine of this play.”
Xu Rui’er gritted her teeth. She was so competitive that she was unwilling to admit defeat to Gu Yu. She was thinking about getting the role no matter what!
The time for the audition of “Sin of Sin” soon arrived. Xu Rui’er dressed up well this day and took a special car to the place where the audition was held.
However, what surprised Xu Rui’er was that the movie was so influential that there were so many actors coming to audition, and their status was not low. At least it was higher than Xu Rui’er, a second-tier actress.
Seeing this scene, Xu Rui’er suddenly felt a lot guilty. But thinking of Gu Yusheng’s words, as long as she did not regret it, she would definitely get the role of the heroine, so she naturally had a lot of confidence in her heart.
Moreover, when Xu Rui’er saw that the people who came out of the audition didn’t look very good, she became more and more proud. It seemed that the audition was quite strict, but it was okay. Anyway, the role was in her pocket.
It was just Xu Rui’er’s turn to audition. As soon as she stepped into the studio, she was stunned when she saw a person sitting in the director’s seat.
“Qu Yisheng?” Xu Rui’er stared at Qu Yanyan in disbelief. “Why are you here?”
“Mrs. Gu…” Qu Yanyan was also stunned. She did not expect Xu Rui’er to appear.
Although it was an accident that Xu Rui’er would come, it was not a bad thing for Qu Yanyan. It was good for her to disgust her.
Only then did Xu Rui’er understand why Gu Yusheng would say that as long as she did not regret it, he would help her get the heroine. Was it because of Qu Yisheng?
Xu Rui’er suddenly wanted to escape.
“I didn’t expect that Mrs. Gu would be interested in my play. It seems that Mrs. Gu is well-prepared. I also want to see what Mrs. Gu can do to make Mr. Gu give up my sister and be with you.” There was a cold smile in her long and narrow phoenix eyes.
Chapter 19 The Terrified Xu Rui’er
Qu Yanyan looked over, and a smile gradually appeared on her beautiful face.
When Xu Rui’er saw this smile, she only felt that Qu Yanyan was obviously mocking her. She gritted her teeth.
“Yi Sheng, do you know this person?” You Si, who was doing the work, looked at Qu Yanyan. He felt that the atmosphere between the two of them seemed a little unusual, so he couldn’t help asking.
Qu Yanyan crossed her hands and propped up her chin. Her exquisite makeup made her look seductive. She smiled and said, “Well, I’ve seen you a few times.”
You Si nodded coldly, and then formally said to Xu Rui’er, “Miss, if you’re here to audition, you can start now.”
Xu Rui’er stared at You Si, who was as cold as the moon, and stood by Qu Yanyan’s side. She couldn’t help but be a little jealous. “Where on earth did Qu Yisheng come from to make so many excellent men surround me?”
Qu Yanyan’s gaze fell on Xu Rui’er and the corners of her lips curled up. “Why, Mrs. Gu, is there a problem? If you want to audition, you can start now…”
However, Xu Rui’er didn’t want to stay here any longer. She couldn’t help taking a step back and forced a smile to cover up her embarrassment. “I just heard that I was going to audition, so I came here to have a look. I didn’t really want to audition, but the staff here treated me as the person who wanted to audition. Now that I saw many good actors audition here, I’d better not delay others here.”
Qu Yanyan sneered in her heart. She was very clear about what Xu Rui’er was thinking, so she would not let Xu Rui’er escape.
She looked down and laughed in a low voice, as if she was mocking Xu Rui’er’s bad lie.
Xu Rui’er was shocked, but she still kept calm.
“Mrs. Gu, do you feel scared?” The corners of her lips curled into an extremely evil smile, but she looked like she was encouraging her. “Mrs. Gu, you have to believe in yourself. Since you have become Mrs. Gu, you must have some skills. Otherwise, it would be impossible for Mr. Gu to give up my sister and marry you, right?”
Her words made Xu Rui’er feel guilty. She was angry that Qu Yisheng dared to force her with such words. He was as hateful as her sister!
“Since Miss Qu has said so, I can’t refuse anymore.” Xu Rui’er was angry, but she still had to keep her smile. “Then Miss Qu, please give me the script for the audition.”
Qu Yanyan, who had achieved her goal, was in a much better mood. She thought that since Xu Rui’er had been shot this time, she would definitely not let Xu Rui’er have a good time. After flipping through the script, she directly found the most difficult scene. Not only the lines of this scene could also make Xu Rui’er sick.
“Mrs. Gu, just try this scene. This scene is very important in the whole play.” Qu Yanyan smiled slightly and handed the script in her hand to Xu Rui’er.
Xu Rui’er took the script and looked at it. It was a play between the leading actor and the heroine. She needed to say a lot of lines, and it was very laborious. Not only that, but she also needed to have excellent acting skills. It was obvious that Qu Yanyan deliberately chose this scene for her.
She was so angry that she trembled all over. She directly questioned Qu Yanyan, “You didn’t do it on purpose! This play is obviously the most difficult one in the script. I’m just trying it out. Why are you making it so difficult for me?”
Qu Yanyan did not care about Xu Rui’er’s attitude toward her. She patted You Si, who was about to lose his temper, to comfort her, and then replied seriously, “Mrs. Gu, your status is different from others. Naturally, your treatment is different. Is there a problem?”
Her words made Xu Rui’er unable to refute. She could only grit her teeth and decide to perform.
On the other side, Qu Yanyan suddenly got up from her seat and walked to Xu Rui’er. She chuckled and said, “This scene is for the leading actor and heroine, but no one is playing it now, so I can only blame Mrs. Gu for being mean to me.”
Xu Rui’er looked at Qu Yanyan with hatred.
The two of them looked at the script respectively and then began to perform.
“Fang Qing, did you set off the fire that year?” Qu Yanyan’s aura immediately changed. She approached Xu Rui’er as if she had returned from hell. The smile on her lips was extremely terrible as if it had been poisoned.
Xu Rui’er couldn’t help taking a step back. She was really suppressed by Qu Yanyan’s momentum and couldn’t say a word. Seeing the smile in Qu Yanyan’s eyes, Xu Rui’er remembered to say the lines. She immediately stammered and replied, “I… didn’t set fire. The person who set fire wasn’t me. Believe me!”
Qu Yanyan sneered and walked toward Xu Rui’er step by step.
Xu Rui’er’s body suddenly stiffened, as if she had been locked on by something. Then she suddenly saw Qu Yanyan covered in blood. Holding the hilt in her hand, she walked toward her.
She didn’t dare to move at all.
“Fang Qing, it’s not your fault? Then how can you explain that you will appear at the scene?” Qu Yanyan slowly walked up to Xu Rui’er with a sly smile.
Seeing Qu Yanyan’s cold face, Xu Rui’er seemed to have broken a nerve. She instantly broke down and shouted, “I didn’t set fire. Go away, go away!”
Xu Rui’er pushed Qu Yanyan away crazily and screamed. Then she squatted on the ground and kept muttering, “This matter has nothing to do with me. Qu Yanyan, if you want to find him, go to find Gu Yusheng. It’s none of my business. It’s none of my business. It’s none of my business…”
This scream immediately attracted everyone’s attention in the studio.
Qu Yanyan chuckled. Knowing that she had achieved her goal, she slowly squatted down and pushed Xu Rui’er, who was still a little collapsed, away. “Mrs. Gu? What’s wrong with you?”
Hearing the laughter coming from around, Xu Rui’er gradually came to her senses. When she saw Qu Yanyan beside her, she suddenly shook her hand and pushed her away. Then she stood up and said, “I’m fine!”
She said those words without any confidence, as if to give herself a hint.
Qu Yanyan was not angry. She stood up, patted the dust, and then said to Xu Rui’er with a smile, “Mrs. Gu’s acting is unexpected. I didn’t expect Mrs. Gu to like acting like this…”
Xu Rui’er was speechless. She was still in a state of shock. Who would have thought that she would see Qu Yanyan crawling towards her with blood all over her body? She was so scared that she was trembling. Now, seeing that Qu Yisheng looked so similar to Qu Yisheng, she still had a lingering fear and did not want to confront him anymore.
Qu Yisheng, this woman was too evil!
Chapter 20 A Dispute
Xu Rui’er held her trembling body tightly and glared at Qu Yanyan.
Qu Yanyan looked at Xu Rui’er with a smile. Since she had achieved her goal, it was not bad for her to disgust Xu Rui’er. Moreover, she was frightened by her poor hypnosis. It could be imagined how guilty Xu Rui’er was.
She used to learn a little hypnosis by chance, but she didn’t expect to use it on Xu Rui’er.
“Now the audition is over. Mrs. Gu, you can go back first. If you pass, I will inform Mrs. Gu personally.” Qu Yanyan still looked at Xu Rui’er with a smile, but her smile was full of malice.
Xu Rui’er couldn’t care less. Her back was cold from the shock. She just wanted to leave this damn place as soon as possible. She nodded hurriedly and said, “I’ll go first.”
Looking at Xu Rui’er’s back, Qu Yanyan couldn’t help laughing a little proudly. Yousi, who was standing aside, asked doubtfully, “Have you thought of something happy?”
Qu Yanyan shrugged and replied, “I’m not very happy. I just suddenly want to laugh.”
Yousi didn’t think much about it and stopped asking. Xu Rui’er left, but he still had to continue the audition. They still had to finish their work.
After returning home, Xu Rui’er was still scared. She went back to the bedroom and couldn’t figure out how she saw Qu Yanyan covered in blood.
Could it be that there was something wrong with Qu Yisheng? She must have done something. The reason why Qu Yisheng showed up at this time must be that she had ulterior motives!
Thinking of this, Xu Rui’er couldn’t sit still. She took out her mobile phone from the bag and dialed a number.
“I want you to help me investigate a woman named Qu Yisheng. If there is any news, immediately tell me. After it’s done, I will transfer the payment to your account,” Xu Rui’er said to the other side of the phone.
After explaining her purpose, Xu Rui’er chatted with the private detective for a while before hanging up.
That night, after dealing with the company’s affairs, Gu Yusheng went home and opened the door. He saw Xu Rui’er sitting on the sofa with anger on her face.
Seeing Gu Yusheng come back, Xu Rui’er couldn’t hold back her anger for the whole day. She rushed directly to Gu Yusheng and madly questioned him, “Gu Yusheng, you didn’t do it on purpose! You clearly knew that the director of the play was Qu Yisheng, but you didn’t even tell me!”
Gu Yusheng looked at Xu Rui’er impatiently. He, who was originally as gentle as jade, had a gloomy look in his eyes at this time. “I have already warned you that you didn’t listen to my advice, but now you are here to question me. Xu Rui’er, don’t try to challenge my patience.”
Xu Rui’er had long been mad with anger, so she did not care so much. Pointing at Gu Yusheng, she sneered and said, “Gu Yusheng, I think you have some secrets with Qu Yisheng! Do you want to have a relationship with Qu Yisheng, so you let me make a fool of myself in front of Qu Yisheng and win the heart of a beauty!”
Gu Yusheng glanced at Xu Rui’er and directly pushed her to the ground. He said in a low voice, “Xu Rui’er, I warn you not to talk nonsense!”
Xu Rui’er stared at Gu Yusheng and continued, “Gu Yusheng, do you really think of Qu Yisheng as a smoke? Qu Yanyan has been dead for a long time! And she died in your hands. Why do you start to regret it now?”
Gu Yusheng’s face instantly darkened. He scolded coldly, “Xu Rui’er, let me give you a piece of advice. Don’t get close to Qu Yisheng. That woman is not simple. If anything happens to you, don’t come and beg me again!”
After finishing his words, Gu Yusheng went straight back to his bedroom, leaving Xu Rui’er alone on the ground and bursting into tears.
Qu Yisheng, I must kill you! How dare you seduce Yu Sheng! Thinking of Gu Yusheng’s attitude towards her, Xu Rui’er choked with sobs.
The next day, Xu Rui’er, who went to the company, was not in a good mood, so everyone in the company carefully served her, for fear of annoying the president’s wife.
A phone call suddenly rang Xu Rui’er’s phone. It was an unknown phone number. Few people should know her phone number. Xu Rui’er picked up the phone strangely.
“Hello.” Xu Rui’er was in a bad mood and naturally had a bad tone for this phone call.
“Mrs. Gu, it sounds like you’re in a bad mood.” A slightly smiling female voice reached Xu Rui’er’s ears.
Hearing the voice, Xu Rui’er was shocked and couldn’t say a word. After calming down for a long time, she dared to answer, “Miss Qu, what’s the matter?”
Xu Rui’er was still a little scared by what had happened yesterday.
Qu Yanyan smiled gently and said, “Mrs. Gu, you tried it yesterday. I called you today because it has something to do with that movie.”
Xu Rui’er was a little happy. “Did Qu Yisheng give the heroine to me?” She suppressed the surprise in her heart and then said calmly, “Yes, then?”
“Mrs. Gu’s acting skills yesterday were really good, so I want to invite Mrs. Gu to play the third female role in my play. I think Mrs. Gu should be very suitable,” Qu Yanyan replied with a smile.
Xu Rui’er was stunned. Wasn’t she the heroine? Was she the third female lead? What kind of role could a third female lead have? Qu Yisheng obviously looked down on her, but she couldn’t say it directly.
“I will think about it.” Xu Rui’er forced herself to calm down so that she would not be so angry.
“Well, if Mrs. Gu has made up her mind, you can call me immediately.” Qu Yanyan laughed. In Xu Rui’er’s ears, it was a naked mockery of Xu Rui’er.
Xu Rui’er said a few perfunctory words to Qu Yanyan, and then quickly hung up the phone.
She threw the phone on the ground and trembled with anger. The agent next to her asked carefully, “Did something happen?”
Xu Rui’er glared at her agent and then shouted, “Qu Yisheng, that little bitch, sooner or later, I will let her know what hell is!”
When the agent saw Xu Rui’er who was mad with anger, she knew that she could not provoke her now, so she hurried to stay aside and let Xu Rui’er vent her anger.
While Qu Yanyan hung up Xu Rui’er’s phone and was about to discuss something about the drama with Su Lan, her phone suddenly rang again.
She was stunned when she saw the familiar number on the screen.
She used to know this person’s number very well, and she would never mistake him for someone else.