Speak Money Not Love with the Master - Chapter 10.5
Ye Wei slept very uncomfortably. When she woke up, her head was about to explode, and there was the never-ending sound of knocking on the door. The sound wasn’t loud, it more like it was quietly asking if the one inside was awake. However, it never stopped.
Raising her hands, she pressed them on her temple. Then, she suddenly stiffened. She was naked under the sheets. Damn it! Luo Chengyu, you jerk. After throwing me on the bed, all wet, you didn’t leave me with anything.
She wanted to get up and open the door but then yelped in pain. Her neck hurt. Damn it, she got a stiff neck from sleeping.
When she turned her head, she saw two pillows stacked on top of each other. She didn’t use them at all, and her head just lied crookedly underneath and slept like that for an entire night.
Yu Qiao knew that Ye Wei must have drunk not too few many drinks the previous night and was worried that her body was feeling uncomfortable. In the morning, she especially took it upon herself to go to the restaurant and bring a bowl of light porridge and side dishes. However, no one answered the door that she kept knocking. It was already 10:30 and the assistant director had called twice.
“Weiwei Jie, are you awake?” Yu Jiao spoke in a low voice.
“Jie, the assistant director is urging you to come.”
“Coming.” Ye Wei got off the bed, stepping barefoot on the floorboards. Her eyes fell on the black suit jacket. The stain was still on it. Ye Wei strode over to it in two steps and stomped ruthlessly on the clothes. She cursed him in her mind. Aren’t you a germaphobe? I’ll stomp on her clothes. Next time, I will even stomp on your bed, stomp on your body, and stomp your dick to death!
After Ye Wei released a bit of her hate, she yelped in pain again. Her neck really hurt.
She was just about to open the door before her hands froze. She turned around and picked up the clothes, throwing them into the trash can.
The door opened. Yu Qiao frowned. The atmosphere inside wasn’t too good. “Jie, did you drink too much last night?”
“En, you didn’t go to the set? Where’s Tongtong?”
“Tongtong went to buy you hangover medicine. I brought you some porridge. What’s wrong with you?”
“I got a stiff neck.” Ye Wei wasn’t in a good mood and walked back into the room. She directly flung herself onto the bed. “Director Qu knows I drank quite a lot last night, so my scenes will probably be pushed back.”
“The assistant director said that this afternoon’s scene can’t be scheduled later, so you’d better get up, Jie.”
She was the first female lead, whose role was the heaviest. She can’t be negligent. Even if she dies, she must play the corpse. With a great exhale, she got up from the bed and entered the bathroom.
After taking a shower and looking around the bathroom, Ye Wei became upset again. Inwardly, she was cursing Luo Chengyu 800 hundred times. He was hard to please, a busybody, and gravely obsessed with cleanliness. Her arms were bruised from being pinched by his fingers. Jerk. Don’t even think about crawling into daddy’s bed in the future.
Ye Wei then casually ate two bites of the clear porridge. After changing clothes, she became the hundred percent heroic actor, “Queen Wei”, once again.
The car arrived speedily to the set despite the blockade being impressive. There was a section of fans not far away who wanted to catch a glimpse of their idol’s heroic appearance. As Ye Wei’s car passed by, someone shouted Ye Wei’s name. The car window rolled down. Ye Wei showed a beautiful “Queen Wei” smile and waved to everyone.
Ye Wei walked into the set and went upstairs to put on makeup. The assistant director followed from behind: “You must’ve drunk not too few many drinks last night, right?”
“My head is still dizzy… Has Director Qu arrived?”
“He’s arrived. He said to let you sleep more, but that this afternoon, this scene must be shot.”
“I know. I’ll go after putting on makeup. Give me ten minutes.”
Ye Wei let the makeup artist quickly put on the makeup. While putting on makeup, she was memorizing her lines. After changing clothes, she headed to the first shooting site.
Everyone ran through the scene first. The lines were all fine, so the shooting started. Jiang Xue saw that she was frowning while doing her actions. “Is there something wrong?”
“There isn’t. My head just hurts a little.”
“Do you want a painkiller?”
“I’ll take one.” Her head hurt to the point it was about to explode. Without a painkiller, it would be difficult to shoot the scene.
Ye Wei was not in very good shape all day but did not delay the shooting. In every scene, she performed exceptionally. Director Qu was very satisfied with Ye Wei’s performance that let people give her special treatment.
She called Xiao Qiao to help her massage her shoulders. She had been straining her neck. Her neck was so stiff that she could hardly hold it up straight. Xiao Qiao laughed while squeezing them, “Jie, why is it as if you got into a fight with someone? You’re hurting everywhere!”
“I got into a fight with a jerk.”
“Who dares mess with my sister? I’ll take out my forty-meter knife, cut him down, and leave not even one nail of his behind!”
Ye Wei laughed, “It was in my dream.”
She called Fan He and told her about the phone call she received from Xu Zhi’ang last night. Although they didn’t talk about much, the atmosphere wasn’t bad. It was no different from before. In any case, she did not deliberately ingratiate herself. She truly can’t bring herself to curry favor from men.
To curry favor from a man. Isn’t what she’s doing with Luo Chengyu called currying favor? But the relationship between her and Luo Chengyu wasn’t strictly business or bought with money. It was a purely sexual one.
Sometimes, however, Ye Wei does wonder if she currys favor from him. But it’d be the same even if she didn’t flatter him.
Xiao Qiao giggled. She said okay, and exerted a little less force.
Fan He waited two days, contacting AC during that time. The other party said that at the moment, they haven’t received any information. They asked her to wait. After Chinese New Year, the higher-ups might change their minds.
New Year’s Day was almost coming up. Going into the New Year, the brand might have some new development. Fan He could only wait.
In Melbourne, Australia, two days have already passed. Mr. Luo’s appetite stayed poor. No matter what meal was ordered or a table of dishes he ordered himself, he would only take a few glances and then frown. He wouldn’t eat a bite.
Yang Lin and Yang Sen looked at each other, not aware of what the problem was.
At the Melbourne Fencing Club.
Two tall men were having a showdown in the fencing arena. One of them grasped the hilt of the sword in his hand and had a tall and straight stance. He drew his sword calmly, seeming at ease in the battle. This man then stepped forward and struck his opponent in the arm. The other party got struck, yet he smiled and seemed to be saying something.
Yang Lin rose, “Chief Luo, you have a phone call.”
Luo Chengyu made the time-out gesture to the other party, took off his helmet, and strode over. The other man also took off his helmet, showing a middle-aged Australian man. After Luo Chengyu finished taking the phone, he invited him to drink.
Adam took Luo Chengyu to his own winery. The two would drink and talk together every time. Yang Lin watched them from a distance and saw that he barely touched the food. It’s been three days, yet he still won’t eat?
Luo Chengyu and Adam are business partners. Both had the hobby of fencing, which made for a more friendly relationship. Every time he came to Melbourne, he would send a few bottles of good wine. Adam saw that he was drinking but not eating, “Is the food not to your taste?”
Luo Chengyu shook his head to express that he was very content.
Luo Chengyu looked at the tender and juicy fried beef on the plate in front of him. He cut off a small piece and elegantly put it in his mouth, chewing slowly as the person opposite looked on, “It’s not bad.”
Adam smiled brightly and began to eat up with great gusto.
Luo Chengyu put down his knife and fork, draining his glass of wine in one gulp. Two glasses of the excellent tasting grape wine washed the taste out of his taste buds. He took a deep breath. He became much more comfortable.
Ye Wei sneezed abruptly and heavily. She rubbed her nose. Which bastard was cursing her?