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Chapter 67 – In the eyes
Xu Jian thought in his heart that this solution is too hasty, especially when he saw Qin Chen’s stifled smiling expression. He felt both embarrassed and panicked.
This method is clearly to urge him, a single dog, to find a partner. Moreover, he’s still looking for someone with the goal of crossing the Yang or plucking the Yin.
It sounded very unorthodox, especially like a rogue.
Xu Jian, who was coughing that he almost couldn’t breathe, finally calmed down. His first reaction was to rub this broken newspaper in his hand, ready to throw it in the trash can.
Out of sight, out of mind.
Qin Chen knows that Xu Jian needs time to digest this solution and also allowed him to compete with the newspaper. But when he glanced at the newspaper in Xu Jian’s hand, he suddenly froze.
Raising his hand to grab Xu Jian’s hand, stopping him from continuing to ravage the old newspaper, Qin Chen’s voice sank, “Wait.”
Xu Jian, who was humiliated and angry, was caught by him like this, and began to stammer, “W-what’s wrong?”
After saving the newspaper from Xu Jian’s hand, Qin Chen frowned and smoothed out the wrinkles, pointing to a certain place, “This report…”
Qin Chen didn’t finish his next words, but Xu Jian, who leaned his head over to take a closer look, was stunned.
The report on Qin Chen’s hand was no more than the size of a tofu block, but it was about Xu Jian’s parents’ heroicto see what is right and act courageously [idiom, from Analects] actions more than 10 years ago, and the date of the news was also more than ten years ago.
Qin Chen frowned, “The time, place, and names are correct. This should be the report of that year.”
Xu Jian read the report carefully, and when he saw “Xu’s wife, Liu, died on the spot, Xu Jing was declared dead after ineffective rescue” the bridge of his nose became sour.
The newspaper said that it was raining heavily on the day of the accident and the visibility was limited.
Knowing that Xu Jian felt uncomfortable now, Qin Chen pursed his lips and slowly said, “The Taoist priest just now may have something to do with Jiang Linxie.”
It’s definitely not a coincidence that Mustache used a newspaper from more than ten years ago to convey the information.
With Mustache’s ability, it’s not surprising to know Xu Jian’s family situation.
Xu Jian’s mood was heavy and his voice was a bit muffled, “I always felt that Mustache wasn’t a normal person just now.”
Qin Chen nodded, swept a glance at Xu Jian’s tail bone through his periphery, and replied, “En, normal people can’t see your tail.”
Xu Jian: “……”
The originally dull mood was broken by Qin Chen’s words, Xu Jian looked at him quite helplessly —
Let’s get down to business, can we be more serious?
With the mysterious Mustache’s interruption, Qin Chen and Xu Jian were no longer in the mood to continue to stroll. Xu Jian also didn’t throw the broken newspaper, folded it cautiously and carefully, and put it into his pocket. Then the two returned to the set the same way.
Pan Min’s work efficiency is extremely high. After Qin Chen and Xu Jian went around laboriously, she had already negotiated with the crew and printed the contracts, waiting for Xu Jian to return and sign.
Converging the heavy sorrow in his brows, Xu Jian wrote his name, contact information, and ID number on the contract.
Finally, Xu Jian pressed his handprint, the crew stamped the red seal, and the contract officially took effect.
After the crew’s staff left, Pan Min turned and handed a contract to Xu Jian, which he didn’t know where it came from.
Pan Min looked at Xu Jian and slightly opened her red lips, “Since we have negotiated with the crew, let’s talk about your contract with our company now.”
Xu Jian’s brain didn’t turn for a while, “Leyu… wants to sign me?”
Seeing Xu Jian’s reaction, Pan Min raised her eyebrow and looked at Qin Chen in a flash, “You haven’t told him about the signing?”
Dared to cultivate feelings for so long, slept in one room, and now you tell her that he hadn’t said anything yet?
Xu Jian also turned his head to look at Qin Chen, who was sitting leisurely on a chair with his legs crossed, holding the very contract that Pan Min had given him(XJ).
Feeling their gazes, Qin Chen withdrew his eyes from the contract to look at them, and said with a calm tone, “Said, but he hasn’t agreed yet.”
Xu Jian: “?”
Wasn’t that just a joke?
Xu Jian couldn’t have imagined that the Leyu contract can really be handed to him.
Pan Min nodded when she heard the words, “Since it’s been said, it’s easy to handle.”
Pan Min looked at Xu Jian with a smile, “Mr. Xu, I know you have been in Ancient for six years before and have worked for a long time. You may have heard of our company before.”
Xu Jian nodded while replying in his heart: Sister Pan, you’re really too modest.
Leyu is a big boss in the industry and it has countless artists. Taking Qin Chen as an example, he has brought out many popular actors and stars. Who hasn’t heard of the name Leyu ah.
Seeing Xu Jian nodded, Pan Min smiled again, “Since you’re Qin Chen’s friend, I won’t beat around the bush with you to draw a big cake, but I can tell you responsibly that our company has more resources, better connections, and wider network than other companies. Signing a contract with us is guaranteed, it’s the best choice for you.”
Qin Chen, who was looking through the contract nodded, “This is true.”
It is the dream of many young actors to be able to sign with Leyu, but this pie suddenly fell on his head. Xu Jian was inexplicably abashed again, looking at Pan Min’s eyes that were slightly ill at ease, “But I’m 24 years old and I’m not famous, what are you signing me for?”
Qin Chen frowned silently when he heard the words.
He had long discovered that Xu Jian sometimes isn’t very confident and he can even be described as having low self-esteem.
In Qin Chen’s view, Xu Jian is 24 and young. Whether it’s acting skills or face value, he is beating those so-called popular fresh meat outside, and he is only one chance away from becoming popular.
And in Xu Jian’s heart, he positioned himself as a 3 NOs and his age still old.
Qin Chen has analyzed it before. He felt that the reason why Xu Jian formed his current character was most likely caused by his childhood environment.
He lost his parents at the age of 12 or 13 and lived with his uncle’s family. Although his uncle’s family treated him very well, they were not his own family after all. The teenager’s mind was sensitive and vulnerable, and it was inevitable that he would occasionally feel that he was living by relying on somebody else’s charity.
After growing up, he entered Ancient with a dream. As a result, another six years of wandering passed.
Thus, Xu Jian will inevitably fall into self-doubt, doubt his own ability, and wonder if he’s really suitable to eat this bowl of rice…
It seems that if there is a chance in the future, he will have a good chat with this person.
Facing Xu Jian’s question, Pan Min smiled, “You’re too modest about your perception. There is only one reason for signing you, you have strength.”
When Xu Jian auditioned, Pan Min watched the whole process, and the agent’s intuition told her that the young man in front of her will definitely be on fire.
When Xu Jian was filming, he was totally a different person than usual. His originally clear eyes seemed to be able to speak in front of the camera, and he made every move just right. You can feel that he isn’t Xu Jian now, but the arrogant villain, Xu Feng.
It was also after watching Xu Jian’s audition that Pan Min really decided to strive to sign him.
As the company’s ace agent, with Pan Min’s current status, plus her father still a shareholder of Leyu, there is no need to apply to the company to sign a newcomer.
The executives believed in her vicious vision and gave her full freedom and rights.
Pan Min’s affirmation of his own strength made Xu Jian’s eyes lit up, and his heart was so hot that he almost nodded. Then he suddenly remembered his current situation and hurriedly stopped.
Remembering that he was a cat and a person, Xu Jian subconsciously turned his head to look at Qin Chen.
Confronted with his cry for help gaze, Qin Chen put the contract in front of him and nodded, “It’s okay, you can sign.”
There can be no loopholes in the contract that has passed through Pan Min’s hands. Qin Chen just looked at the distributionlike the % of XJ’s salaryand the length of the contract.
Seeing Qin Chen’s expression, Xu Jian suddenly remembered that not long ago, Qin Chen said to him with a certain expression on his face:
It’s okay because Leyu has me.
Looking at Qin Chen and thinking back to his words, Xu Jian pursed the corner of his mouth, and finally gritted his teeth and signed his name on the contract.
Xu Jian believes in Qin Chen. If he says he could sign it, then there must be no problems.
Seeing Xu Jian sign directly, Pan Min was a little surprised, “You signed the contract without even looking at the contents?”
With a big wave of his hand, Xu Jian signed the two copies of the contract in a blink of an eye. After listening to Pan Min’s words, he paused again.
“Can there still be problems with Leyu’s contract?”
Besides, didn’t Qin Chen read the contract and say it was okay? Even if he doesn’t believe in such a big company as Leyu, he still doesn’t believe in Qin Chen?
Xu Jian’s rhetorical question successfully choked Pan Min. For a moment, she didn’t know how to reply.
The contract has no problems, but she didn’t expect Xu Jian to be so big-hearted. He dared to sign the contract without even looking at it and didn’t ask about the conditions.
The entertainment industry is deep and there are rules and regulations in the contract. If you encounter a malicious person, step on a trap, and sign an overlord contract, you won’t even know if you are sold by others, and it’s too late to cry.
Pan Min felt that Xu Jian’s awareness of people’s precautions needs to be strengthened. She didn’t know whether to laugh or cry after receiving the contract and said to him, “From today onwards, Xu Jian, you’re a member of our company. You can ask me or Qin Chen if you have any questions.”
After saying that, Pan Min turned to look at Qin Chen again, “In terms of seniority, you are Xu Jian’s senior, and you usually look after him more in the crew.”
Senior Qin glanced at Junior Xu, raised his eyebrow slightly, and nodded with a smile, “No problem.”
After Pan Min heard this, she glanced at Qin Chen uneasily, thinking — You promised so quickly, why are you so accommodating today?
Facing Senior Qin’s smiling eyes, Junior Xu’s face was inexplicably hot, and he didn’t speak.
Pan Min explained some more things. When Xiao Nan came back, she was shocked that Xu Jian had signed to Leyu, then raised her hand to ask a question, “Who’s Brother Xu’s agent ah?”
Xu Jian also remembered this, looked up at Pan Min, and wondered in his heart which agent he will be with next, whether the other party was easy to get along with, and so on.
Under the gazes of the three, Pan Min raised her hand and pointed to the bridge of her nose, “Me.”
Both Xu Jian and Xiao Nan were taken aback and looked at her incredulously. Only Qin Chen alone was calm and collected as if he had known it all along.
Xu Jian was first to react, “Sister Pan, you’re my agent?”
Pan Min glanced at Qin Chen lightly before looking at Xu Jian and half-joking and half-serious said, “If it’s not me, why am I telling you so much? You’re such a good seedling, I’m not willing to give you to someone else.”
After hearing this, Xiao Nan wanted to ask ‘Sister Pan, don’t you only take one at a time?’ But the words were on the tip of her tongue, yet she held them back again.
Xiao Nan thought in her heart: Brother Xu and Brother Chen are both under Sister Pan, isn’t it just convenient for romance? But…
If Sister Pan knew that Brother Chen and Brother Xu have a relationship, I’m afraid that she might feel that her family’s house had collapsed.
Thinking of this, Xiao Nan lit a candle in her heart, silently praying that the underground love affair between Brother Xu and Brother Chen would be kept secret for a longer time.
After knowing that Pan Min became his agent, Xu Jian had a dazed feeling that two pies smashed his head in one day.
This feeling lasted until noon. He and Qin Chen were putting on make-up in the dressing room, and the official filming would begin later.
The dressing room used by Qin Chen is dedicated for the main actors. It stands to reason that Xu Jian should’ve been in another dressing room. But there are many people in other dressing rooms, and the actors were waiting in line, so Qin Chen pulled Xu Jian over without saying a word.
Now when he saw Xu Jian staring at the mirror absent-mindedly, Qin Chen raised his hand and snapped his fingers in front of his eyes, “Mr. Xu, snap out of it.”
After that, Qin Chen met Xu Jian’s gaze. Qin Chen looked as if he just remembered something, he deliberately said, “No, it’s time to call you Junior from now on.”
Hearing the word “junior” from Qin Chen, Xu Jian felt awkward. “Forget it, Mr. Qin, you should call me by my name.”
After imagining the scene of him and Qin Chen as his Junior, Xu Jian had the illusion that he was acting in Journey to the West:
Junior Xu, Sister Pan found another job for you and asked you to audition~
Shocked by his own imagination, Xu Jian’s arms got goosebumps and shook his arms directly.
Seeing Xu Jian’s polite decline, Qin Chen was happy, but his mouth said, “No, calling the name is more common. If outsiders hear it, the news will write about me. Qin Chen is arrogantto consider everyone else beneath one [idiom] and difficult to get along with. He doesn’t put their company’s Little Junior in his eyes.”
Pan Min, who pushed the door in and only heard of Qin Chen’s later words, said, “Aren’t you always like this?”
Little Junior Xu: (I just looked for some cute baby cats, tbh welp)