Chapter 76 – Uncomfortable
The seating arrangement of the Tianyu Film Festival is as simple and rough as that of any other event. The fame, status, and qualifications of all the esteemed guests attending are considered comprehensively, and the higher the ranking, the higher the position.
In order to attract attention, the organizers sometimes also put two controversial artists together.
But no matter Qin Chen was arranged, he should not sit next to Xu Jian.
Xu Jian turned his head to look. Two rows further back from his seat were the media holding long canons and short canons,Long and short camerasbehind the media was the railing, and outside the railing were their fans.
The people sitting around Xu Jian are basically young faces that he doesn’t even know. They are all probably newcomers just like him, who have come to recognize faces and gain experience.
As soon as Qin Chen sat here, it was as if there was a full-level big boss in the experience novice village,starting point of players where they are given simple tasks to gain some experience and taught tutorials of the gamecausing people to look at him frequently.
And Qin Chen seemed not to notice the surrounding people’s gazes. After listening to Xu Jian’s words, he calmly asked:
“Why can’t I sit here?”
Xu Jian knit his brows and glanced at the star-studded front row, then lowered his voice, “Aren’t you going to walk the red carpet?”
At this time, the film festival is now in the process of walking the red carpet signature session. If there are no accidents, famous people will walk around for the media to take pictures to prove that they have been here. After that, there is still a lot of enthusiasm for returning pictureslike sending the pictures to them and editing them, then they post itin the scene.
Leaning back on the chair with his legs crossed casually, Qin Chen turned to look at Xu Jian, “I’m a soy saucelike ‘it’s none of my business’and won’t walk the red carpet.”
After hearing this, Xu Jian said in his heart: Liar.
He wasn’t stupid, he naturally knows why Qin Chen sat here.
Qin Chen, who was eye-catching everywhere he went, uncharacteristically came to the back row. In just a few minutes of effort, the camera had swept toward them five or six times, not to mention the gazes of the people around him.
With Qin Chen sitting next to him, even he became the focus of attention of everyone in the back row.
Even the people who took their seats in the front row after walking the red carpet felt that the atmosphere wasn’t right, and turned to look at them.
Sweeping a glance at the people with different expressions around him, Xu Jian pursed the corners of his lips and spoke in a volume only the two of them could hear:
“You don’t need to be like this, it’s better to sit back on your original position.”
Knowing that Qin Chen was doing it for his own good, it would be a lie to say that he wasn’t moved. But to see Qin Chen sitting among a bunch of newcomers, Xu Jian felt an indescribable discomfort in his heart.
Qin Chen has finally achieved today’s popularity status with great difficulty. He should’ve sat in the limelight front row, enjoying the spotlight while chatting with big-name celebrities. As a result, because of him, he was wronged in the back row…
Xu Jian’s heart was sour and swollen, while Qin Chen slightly narrowed his eyes at him hearing his words.
The clothes he wore today were chosen by Qin Chen, a pure white suit with exquisite fabrics and a black bow tie, coupled with his face, at first glance, one would think that he was a noble young master who sneaked out.
And now, the young master’s brows slightly furrowed, obviously not too happy.
His expression moved, Qin Chen smiled. “The seats have all been arranged, how can I change them temporarily?”
Xu Jian choked on his words, then said, “Didn’t you just temporarily change it?”
Each seat is labeled with the name of the guest. When Xu Jian took a seat, he clearly remembered that ‘Lin Xia’ was labeled next to him, which was obviously a girl’s name.
Seeing that Xu Jian was really serious, Qin Chen raised his hand to smooth his hair. “It’s just a position, it’s the same wherever you sit.”
Following Qin Chen’s actions, Xu Jian raised his eyes, only to find that the few strands of hair that the stylist had grasped for him had fallen off.
Xu Jian subconsciously stretched out his hand to pull his hair, but Qin Chen held down the back of his hand.
“Don’t move, you can’t see it. It will get messier and messier later.”
What he was originally going to say was interrupted by Qin Chen and forgotten. Xu Jian really lowered his head and didn’t move. He sighed, looking at his other bony hands, and letting him pull his hair.
The two of them are used to getting along at home, they both rolled their tails backwards. So now, Qin Chen helped him fix his hair and Xu Jian didn’t feel anything wrong, but it wasn’t the same in the eyes of others.
Seeing Qin Chen personally tidy Xu Jian’s hair, the jaws of people around him were about to fall to the ground. They couldn’t help but glance at him a few more times, thinking to themselves:
Who is this man? What a big shot!it’s actually like a big card that indicates someone’s identity, I thought it would be clearer with this termI’ve never seen him before.
For everyone sitting in the back row, Qin Chen is an existence that needs to be looked up to. In addition, Film Emperor Qin is notorious for having a bad temper and being difficult to get along with. Therefore, although they are curious about the relationship between the two of them, they are afraid to ask.
Because of the fear of Qin Chen, they didn’t dare to rashly talk to Xu Jian.
No one bothered. Qin Chen acted as a commentator and whispered to Xu Jian about the guests in the front row. This one was the screenwriter of a big hit drama, that one was the president of a company, and next to that is a well-known literary film director…
Xu Jian basically knows these famous directors and actors, but he has only seen the names of these screenwriters and producers on the internet. He has never seen them in person, so he listened very carefully.
After listening to Qin Chen, Xu Jian realized that the screenwriter of the two TV Series that became a big hit last year turned out to be one person.
“I just said where did you run off to, so you were here.”
Just when Xu Jian listened with great interest, a familiar voice suddenly came to his ears, and there was a sound of discussion around him.
Qin Chen and Xu Jian turned their heads when they heard the sound. They saw Shen Xi, whom they didn’t know had come over, standing in the hallway looking at them.
Seeing Shen Xi, Xu Jian was a little surprised, “Teacher Shen, you’re here too.”
Qin Chen nodded to Shen Xi as a greeting.
Shen Xi had just finished walking down the red carpet and taking pictures. After sitting down, he heard people around him discussing why Qin Chen was sitting in the back, so he came over to take a look.
As soon as he came over, he saw Qin Chen and Xu Jian with their heads together, whispering with each other.
Looking at the two, who didn’t avoid suspicion at all, Shen Xi shook his head in his heart and reminded in a low voice, “There are so many people around watching.”
Nowadays, fans are so powerful that they can read lips. So when he said this, Shen Xi covered his mouth and coughed covertly.
At the same time, Shen Xi glanced at Qin Chen with the meaning in his eyes—
Put away your bright eyes.
Originally, one Qin Chen was already noticeable enough but now added with Shen Xi, the camera cut directly to them. Xu Jian’s pressure doubled in an instant, thinking to himself:
Yes ah, so many people are watching. Idol, go to the front quickly…
Fortunately, Shen Xi just came over to say hello, chatted a few words, and returned to his seat. As soon as he left, Xu Jian secretly breathed a sigh of relief.
Facing Xu Jian’s relieved expression, Qin Chen couldn’t help laughing at him:
“Amazing,I actually don’t know how to term this err, this means like: he changed, become promising, but I think this is also in line with this term? If not, let me know if you have one. Ty!aren’t you usually arrogant at home?”
The sound of meowing at home was louder than anyone else.
Xu Jian’s expression tightened, and he almost closed Qin Chen’s mouth with his hand, “Don’t talk nonsense.”
If he was heard, there will be another misunderstanding.
Just as the red carpet session was over, the lights dimmed, and the sound of the host speaking on the stage attracted the attention of the two and Qin Chen stopped talking.
Next is the award ceremony for business praises,mutual praises on each otherwhere the winning actors, screenwriters, and production team take the stage to receive awards in turn.
Except for those who gave speeches and awarded guests, this session was more eye-catching. The rest was as boring as the speeches of leaders during school meetings.
The only small episode was that the host on the stage, in addition to the initial introduction of the guests, cued Qin Chen once midway. They used a playful tone to round up the matter of him going to the back row to take a seat, saying that 13 is his lucky number of the week; that’s why he sat in row 13, seat 13.
Although it was very far-fetched, there’s at least an explanation on the surface.
There was a banquet after the film festival. The organizers rented a hotel banquet for the guests.
Saying it’s a banquet but it was actually the actors, directors, and producers who moved to another place to continue to talk about their work.
They don’t know when the banquet will end, so Qin Chen and Xu Jian weren’t going to join in the fun, and directly went to the backstage to meet with Pan Min and the others.
There are many celebrities coming and going backstage. Xu Jian found that although Qin Chen was arrogant, he would still greet senior veterans politely and respectfully when he saw them.
There are also many people who took the initiative to greet Qin Chen and will also ask about Xu Jian beside him. Knowing that Xu Jian turned out to be a newly signed actor of Leyu, they smiled and greeted him.
The journeymeant they walked and stopped because of others greeting them along the wayto the backstage lounge took more than ten minutes.
Seeing Qin Chen and Xu Jian, Xiao Nan’s, who was waiting for them, eyes lit up. “Finally came out. I wanted to go over to find you guys.”
Xu Jian smiled apologetically, “There was a delay on the way.”
Qin Chen scanned the room and asked, “Where’s Zhu Liang?”
Pan Min walked over and replied, “He went to the parking lot to drive.”
Without asking how Qin Chen and Xu Jian were doing inside, she tilted her head at the door, “Let’s go.”
After taking the things, the four peopleactually said: Qin Chen, Xu Jian, the four people, but didn’t feel right in my phrasing so I just put four people for QC, XJ, PM, and XNwalked out. But they haven’t walked a few steps out of the rest room when Xu Jian suddenly saw something flickering at the base of the wall out of the corner of his eye.
Unconsciously slowing down, Xu Jian stared intently and saw a ring lying in the corner.
The corridor is full of people in a hurry, no one paid attention to the ring on the ground. Xu Jian raised his hand and pulled Qin Chen next to him, “Wait a minute.”
Qin Chen’s footsteps paused, turned his head to look at him, “What is it?”
Walking over to pick up the ring, Xu Jian held it up and said, “Who dropped their ring.”
Qin Chen took a closer look and saw that it was a woman’s ring with a few diamonds in it, and a small pendant like a drop of water. It had a unique shape and was finely crafted. It was very valuable at first glance.
Pan Min just swept a glance and said. “It’s Weili’s winter fashion model this year, and it hasn’t been officially launched yet.”
Although he’s a man, Xu Jian has also heard of the name Weili, a jewelry brand that focuses on luxury goods, and their items are very expensive.
Xu Jian looked around and frowned, “Who dropped such an expensive thing?”
The fashion models that haven’t been released yet are generally sponsored by brands, and most of them have to be returned after the event.
Xiao Nan tilted her head and stared at the ring, her eyes sending out a ‘want to have it’ signal, and sighed, “When will I be able to afford to buy a ring from Weili ah.”
Qin Chen glanced at the ring, then looked at Xu Jian, “Whoever dropped it should come back and find it. Give it to the staff.”
Xu Jian thought the same as Qin Chen and nodded. “Okay.”
Taking the ring, Xu Jian and Qin Chen didn’t meet a staff. Instead, they met the media holding microphones and carrying cameras for random interviews in the backstage.
When the reporter turned and saw Qin Chen, they were taken aback for a moment, then their expression changed to joy, and hurriedly called out the cameraman. “Wow! We’re so lucky today, we actually met Teacher Qin Chen.”
The reporters and cameramen were all well-trained and moved quickly. Before Qin Chen and his party could react, the microphones were handed to Qin Chen.
Letting the cameraman point the camera at Qin Chen, and didn’t give them the opportunity to refuse, the reporter smiled and said, “Teacher Qin, where are you going now? Are you going to the banquet?”
Qin Chen replied succinctly, “No.”
The reporter made persistent efforts, “Then are you now going to…”
Raising a hand to point to Xu Jian beside him, Qin Chen calmly said, “Accompany him to the staff.”
The cameraman took advantage of the situation and pointed the lens at Xu Jian.
Faced with the reporter and cameraman’s expectant gazes, Xu Jian: “? ?”
The author has something to say:
Jian Cat: What are you all looking at me for?
Qin poop scooping officer: Because you look good.
XJ: Watchu lookin’ at?
|↑1||Long and short cameras|
|↑2||starting point of players where they are given simple tasks to gain some experience and taught tutorials of the game|
|↑3||like sending the pictures to them and editing them, then they post it|
|↑4||like ‘it’s none of my business’|
|↑5||it’s actually like a big card that indicates someone’s identity, I thought it would be clearer with this term|
|↑6||I actually don’t know how to term this err, this means like: he changed, become promising, but I think this is also in line with this term? If not, let me know if you have one. Ty!|
|↑7||mutual praises on each other|
|↑8||meant they walked and stopped because of others greeting them along the way|
|↑9||actually said: Qin Chen, Xu Jian, the four people, but didn’t feel right in my phrasing so I just put four people for QC, XJ, PM, and XN|