Son, “Mom” Will Back You - Chapter 52
As the two were yakking, Luo Xiu had already stepped into the set in front of the camera and the extras, too, were in position. The assistant director gave an “okay” gesture and Gu Nian walked into the camera, expressionlessly, as everybody looked on.
Luo Xiu, too, had noticed her. He cocked his head and looked over at her.
He didn’t say anything, just masked his quizzical look with his tender eyes.
Gu Nian walked past the extras and stopped in front of Luo Xiu. This was the scene where Yun Tan met Ding Qiao, the female lead, in a club for the first time in this life time. Even the lighting had been adjusted to a suggestive dim.
Gu Nian’s fists were clenched. Even under such dim lighting, it was still obvious that her body was tense, as though she was trying to avoid the cameras behind her reflexively.
She looked very different than her normal languid self.
Gu Nian took a silent deep breath and slowly pressed those unpleasant memories of hers down to the deepest part of her mind. Then, looking up, she smiled at Luo Xiu and said, “Per the request of Assistant Director Lin, I am here to make some adjustments to your look.”
Gu Nian lifted up her hands and gestured over the air at him. “May I?”
Gu Nian felt a sense of relief.
She bent down and placed one of her arms on the back of the couch behind Luo Xiu. She lifted her hand and pinched the knot of his tie under his neck. She was familiar with how it worked so, after a slight hesitation, she pulled it downward reflexively.
Luo Xiu’s eyes darkened and he looked up suddenly.
Unfortunately, Gu Nian so focused that she did not notice his look at all. After she had loosen up his tie, she leaned down from his side and started to unbuttoning those buttons on his shirt that were small, tight, and very difficult to undo.
Through the camera lens, with one of them standing and the other sitting, the bodies somewhat overlapping, they appeared exceptionally harmonious.
Geng Hongyu had been talking to some workers who were responsible for post-production and only glanced over at the camera from time to time. Suddenly, he was staring at the camera.
After a little while, he turned around. “Lao Lin.”
“Do you feel that Gu Nian looks a lot like Zong Shizi from the back?”
Zong Shizi was the big shot who played the role of female lead Ding Qiao. She was an up-and-coming actress and was generally well liked. She has yet to have a large fan base so she was considered a second to third tier actress right now.
Assistant Director Lin stepped out from his mentality of enjoying the show and said, “You mean to say that should there be any unforeseeable circumstances in the future, we can use Gu Nian as the body double?”
“Mmmhmm, what do you think?”
Assistant Director Lin shook her head. “I highly doubt it. The girl is a stubborn one.”
“How many youngsters in this field don’t want the spot light?
“I can’t speak for the others, but I don’t think she is one of them.” Assistant Director Lin laughed. “Did you now see how she looked when she walked in front of the camera? She was dispirited and tense, like she was at war with someone – give it up already. There is probably a reason why she remains so low-key with her ability.”
Geng Hongyu didn’t say anything else.
Assistant Director Lin knew him well. This old-school director was about as stubborn as Gu Nian. He might not say anything out loud, but he had many ideas deep down inside.
Well, Gu Nian, I’ve tried.
Thought Assistant Director Lin with a grin.
Under the camera.
Luo Xiu leaned against the couch and let Gu Nian did what she intended to.
His shirt, with two buttons unbuttoned, has been adjusted to a perfect angle. His slender neck line and collar bones were somewhat exposed but also propped up the thin fabric of the shirt, stretching it to a fierce curve and sense of beauty.
When Gu Nian was finished with her adjustment, she finally felt the gratification of an old mother.
Oh, how her son had grown.
He was such an incredible existence.
With a look like that, even in the entertainment circle where it was filled with beautiful women, he could still be considered a weapon. Not very many girls could resist a temptation like him.
As Gu Nian was happily fantasizing about her precious son’s future, an alarming idea suddenly entered her head:
If nobody could resist him, then how could she expect that Zong Shizi, who would be acting with Luo Xiu tomorrow, be able to do so?
And if she couldn’t…
All of the crazy subject lines that could stir up a storm in the entertainment circle flew through Gu Nian’s mind and made her shudder—
Her precious son was just launching his career. How could he be in a relationship now?
Even though Zong Shizi wasn’t a bad girl at all.
She was pretty, her voice was melodious, and she looked docile. She had nice personality and temperament and was never stuck up, or was every in any messy scandals. She would probably be a good match standing next to her precious son. The more she thought about it, the more she thought that she was a good choice for a nice daughter-in-law…
No, no, no.
It’s already the 21st century. There are freedom of romance. She must respect her precious son’s wish!
Reclining on the couch, Luo Xiu waited a long wait for the girl, who had suddenly entered into a trance while holding onto the tip of his tie, to look up.
She still has his tie in her hand. In fact, she was gripping tightly onto it. Her look, nevertheless, was very solemn.
“Mr. Luo Xiu.”
“Do you want to be in a relationship?”
“… … … …?”