I’m 8 Million Poor
I’m 8 Million Poor Chapter 28

Ji Chen thought that what he said was very moving, but when he looked up, he saw Jiang Baiwan’s distorted face, not at all the moved or shy look he imagined.

“Forget it.” Jiang Baiwan sighed deeply. “I’ll ask Tan Mi what to do when the time comes. She’s been acting for so many years, she can at least give me some eye drops.”

Ji Chen was inexplicably frustrated. He didn’t know what went wrong and wanted to try again, but Jiang Baiwan asked him, “Ji Chen, why did you come to see me today?”

“……Because I heard that you’re going to participate in a web series.” Ji Chen lied stiffly against Jiang Baiwan’s gaze. “Haochen invested a little money.”

So it turned out that it was a project of Haochen Group. It suddenly dawned on Jiang Baiwan. “It’ll be fine. I’m just guest staring in two episodes. I won’t ruin this show, don’t worry.”

Ji Chen had a lot of things in his heart that he wanted to say to Jiang Baiwan, but due to their awkward relationship, Ji Chen couldn’t utter them.

Could it be that she doesn’t like listening to sweet nothings? So what does she like?

Until he returned to the company, Ji Chen wasn’t able to figure out the problem.

———


Jiang Baiwan still couldn’t find the feeling of love from the lines in the end. She really had no choice but to bite the bullet and send Tan Mi a WeChat message.

As a result, Tan Mi didn’t take it seriously at all and she even disdained her a bit. “It’s fine. It will be dubbed in the later stage. Just control your expression.”

“It’s not something you need to worry about.” Tan Mi said in the voice message she sent to Jiang Baiwan. “I’ll drive you to the set tomorrow for filming. It only takes two days in total, what kind of acting skills can I ask of you?”

Jiang Baiwan just finished listening when she saw Tan Mi sent another voice message. “No riding your electric bike! And no wearing t-shirts and flip-flops! Clean up neatly for me!”

Clean up neatly? Jiang Baiwan looked at the several boxes containing the original Jiang Baiwan’s clothes that had been piled up in the corner, and felt thoughtful for a moment.

When Tan Mi arrived downstairs at Jiang Baiwan’s house the next day, she saw a little beauty standing by the stairs, wearing high-heeled strappy sandals and sleeveless dress with her hair tied into a bun behind her head. She looks quite pure and pleasant.

“Jiang Baiwan?” It took some effort for Tan Mi to recognize who the woman was.

Jiang Baiwan’s eyes lit up when she saw Tan Mi. She hurried to the car, opened the door and sat in the passenger seat. The car was cold enough to make Jiang Baiwan heave a sigh of relief. She tugged at her collar, completely disregarding her image. “I thought I’m going to be roasted!”

Tan Mi: “……” It’s indeed Jiang Baiwan. The moment she opened her mouth, she showed her true color.

“You’re dressed well today.” Tan Mi started the car while taking a closer look at Jiang Baiwan. “It’s not like you don’t know how to dress up, why do you always dress so sloppily?”

Jiang Baiwan raised a finger and shook it at Tan Mi. She said profoundly, “Because flip-flops are the true essence of summer.”

Tan Mi stepped on the gas pedal and decided not to listen to any of Jiang Baiwan’s words.

The production team was in a film location outside the city. Since it’s a small budget production, the entire crew doesn’t seem to be very large. When Tan Mi appeared with Jiang Baiwan, many people stopped what they were doing and greeted Tan Mi.

Jiang Baiwan was slightly surprised. Tan Mi didn’t seem to be as lively as when she’s alone with Jiang Baiwan. Facing the crew, Tan Mi behaved very coldly. “How’s everything going today?”

“It’s going quite well.” Said the director, who was a young man with a ponytail and a dark skin tone. “Sister Tan, this is……”

“She’s the guest star who will film for those two episodes.” Tan Mi held Jiang Baiwan’s arm and said to the director with a faint smile on her face. “This is my friend, please take care of her.”

The director immediately understood. “Yeah, yeah, yeah, Sister Tan’s friend, who will dare neglect her?”

Tan Mi was satisfied. “You guys go and get ready, shoot her parts first. You follow me for make up.” The last sentence was addressed to Jiang Baiwan, who nodded in a daze, and was dragged away by Tan Mi.

The dressing room was on the other side of the venue. Jiang Baiwan followed along Tan Mi. There were several people doing makeup in the dressing room and the atmosphere was good as they chatted while getting ready, but as soon as Tan Mi entered the room, the cheerful atmosphere cooled down, and everyone shut their mouths and stopped talking.

Even Jiang Baiwan felt the awkward atmosphere in the dressing room, yet Tan Mi acted as if she hadn’t noticed anything. She put her bag aside and then sat down on the middlemost chair. “Xiao Li, are you free now? Hurry up and do my makeup.”

One of the makeup artists walked up to Tan Mi with her tools and began to apply makeup to Tan Mi in silence. Jiang Baiwan was also assigned a makeup artist. However, there was still no one talking in the whole dressing room. Ever since Tan Mi came, the whole place has become frighteningly silent.

What happened to Tan Mi’s crew? Jiang Baiwan murmured in her heart. She couldn’t help but steal a glance at Tan Mi, but Tan Mi found out. “What are you looking at me for? Do your makeup properly.”

“Looking at your good looks.” Jiang Baiwan wasn’t afraid of Tan Mi. She smiled and said, “Tan Mi is the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen. If I were a man, I would love you.”

Tan Mi paused for a moment. She had heard many compliments from men, but almost none from women, let alone one as blunt as Jiang Baiwan’s. She brushed her hair unnaturally. “Unfortunately, if you want to become a man, you’ll have to be reincarnated.”

Jiang Baiwan stuck out her tongue and stopped talking to put on makeup quietly. The makeup artist didn’t take long. She was going to ask Jiang Baiwan to change clothes when Tan Mi stopped her. “No need. The outfit she’s wearing now is more expensive than half of the things in our costume room. Just let her wear this.”

“I’m going to talk to someone first. Wait in the dressing room for a moment, someone will call you to film later.” Tan Mi instructed Jiang Baiwan and left directly. Jiang Baiwan sat on the seat, bored, so she took out her mobile phone to play.

At this time, everyone else in the dressing room had also gone out. Jiang Baiwan was the only one left inside. She was concentrating on fighting the landlord when she suddenly noticed that some seems to be talking outside.

Jiang Baiwan subconsciously pricked up her ears, only to hear one of the people say, “Why is Tan Mi here? Didn’t she say she won’t come for a while?”

“Enough, stop talking. She’s the leading actress after all and even an investor, how could she not come?”

“But every time she’s here, something strange happens in the crew. Didn’t Xiao Hu saw some white shadow last time? And before that—”

“Yelp, what you’re saying is creeping me out.”

“To be honest, it’s normal to be haunted, but do you still remember the last time when Tan Mi was hanging on the wire and almost fell?”

“All right, all right, don’t talk about these things. Do you want to see the white shadow too?”

The voices of the two people gradually became weaker before finally disappearing. Jiang Baiwan sat inside the dressing room with a thoughtful expression on her face—— According to what she heard, Tan Mi’s crew was currently being haunted?

After a while, the director himself came to ask Jiang Baiwan to go and film. Jiang Baiwan followed him out and seeing that no one was around, she quietly asked, “Director, when I was in the dressing room just now, I think I saw something.”

The director’s body shook and his face turned pale to the naked eye. He glanced at Jiang Baiwan in horror and muttered to himself, “How can it come out in the daytime now……?”

Jiang Baiwan rolled her eyes. She pretended not to know anything and said, “Director, why are you so nervous? It should be a wild cat or something, after all, this is a filming site.”

The director replied vaguely, obviously not wanting to bring this topic up. He led Jiang Baiwan directly to the set. Many actors gathered there, and Tan Mi, who had changed into a beautiful outfit, was also there. However, there was a big empty space around her, as if she was isolated by the crowd, intentionally or unintentionally. Tan Mi seemed unaware and was still reading the script in her hand carefully.

Such Tan Mi looks a bit pitiful.

Before Jiang Baiwan had time to think much, she was called by the director to speak about the scene. Tan Mi didn’t lie to her, Jiang Baiwan’s parts were indeed not many, and it wasn’t difficult. After a few times of practice with another male actor, the filming officially started.

This web drama was indeed a genuine disaster. People like Jiang Baiwan who couldn’t act have never even NG’ed. Just when Jiang Baiwan finished filming another scene and was sitting by the side to rest, she suddenly heard a burst of screams from the crowd not far away.

Everyone ran over quickly, only to see several wooden boxes that were originally used as props suddenly overturned and hit an actor. There were still a lot of things inside those boxes but Jiang Baiwan didn’t have time to think much about it as she hurried up to help lift them away from the person. Everyone was in a state of total disarray as they drag the poor actor out from under the prop boxes.

The actor’s forehead had been hit by a box, but he was still conscious. He fell limp on the ground, his voice trembling because of fear, “Ghost, there’s a ghost! This crew is haunted!”

All of a sudden, everyone around became quiet. Many people’s eyes were full of fear, while more people looked at Tan Mi who wasn’t far away.

Tan Mi’s face was a little pale, but her posture was still upright as she stood there. She ignored the actor’s shouting and just asked the crew take him to the hospital while she hurried to the dressing room.

Jiang Baiwan hastened to catch up, and as she walked to the door of the dressing room, she heard the slight sob coming from Tan Mi inside.

pocketrobbin[Translator]

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2 Comments
  1. Dawn has spoken 1 year ago

    Erm, the novel suddenly took a turn for the paranormal? Was not expecting a ghost mystery to pop up! Fingers crossed for a cut puppy/kitty or maybe some sort of funny half baked revenge plot? Thank you for the chapter!

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  2. AntlerBadger has spoken 1 year ago

    I cannot believe the author is taunting me like this.

    Jiang Baiwan, it’s pride month where I am. I can ABSOLUTELY get you some educational pamphlets.

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