Ye Shengge clenched her fists and said, “Is it really Chen Anzhi who’s selecting the lead actress? Or was everything staged?”
Xiao Ruilang relaxed his eyebrows and said, “No, no. Don’t misunderstand. Chen Anzhi is indeed looking for a lead actress for his new show, but he’s willing to let me have the deciding rights.”
Ye Shengge eyed him suspiciously.
“When Chen Anzhi was studying in the States, our family sponsored him. So, if you are willing, the lead actress role in this movie is yours.” Xiao Ruilang explained with a smile.
“What’s the price I have to pay?” Ye Shengge looked at him warily.
Xiao Ruilang chuckled and walked out from behind the long desk.
Ye Shengge’s face sank as she opened the door handle with her right hand.
Xiao Ruilang saw what she was doing and said, “Don’t be afraid. My request is simple. Just leave Ji Shiting and be my woman.”
“Impossible,” Ye Shengge said without hesitation. “I don’t want the part anymore.”
“Do you love him a lot?” Xiao Ruilang was smiling, but his tone was icy. “Can’t bear to?”
“That’s not the issue.” Ye Shengge smiled. “Have you forgotten? I’m Shiting’s wife. You should call me sister-in-law.”
Xiao Ruilang’s smile froze, and his pupils narrowed.
“Wife…” His voice was very faint.
Ye Shengge took the chance to walk out and rushed to Shang Tianyi.
“Let’s go.” She took the bag from him.
“That quick?” Shang Tianyi was shocked. “How did the audition go?”
“Forget about this movie.” Ye Shengge smiled helplessly.
“What? There’s really no chance?” Shang Tianyi’s voice got higher.
Mu Xiaoya sneered, “I already told you that but you just had to embarrass yourself.”
Ye Shengge couldn’t care less about Mu Xiaoya. She was afraid that Xiao Ruilang wouldn’t give up, so she dragged Shang Tianyi away.
Ye Shengge only heaved a sigh of relief after she got into the car.
“What happened?” Shang Tianyi was panting. “Nobody else acts like you after the audition. It’s as if there’s a ghost chasing you.”
“Worse than a ghost.” Ye Shengge still had a lingering fear. “In any case, I’m destined to have nothing to do with this movie. Please let me know if there are other opportunities.”
Shang Tianyi didn’t probe further. He just sighed and said, “A good opportunity can only be found by chance. If you insist on having quality over quantity, you’ll probably run out of jobs once ‘Xue Ning’ is over. You will only get good opportunities when the show finally airs.”
“I understand.” Ye Shengge nodded. She was prepared for that.
She asked the driver to send Shang Tianyi back to his home before returning to Qianfan Villa.
Coincidentally, Ji Shiting came back a few minutes after her.
She was thrilled to see the man at the door, and she rushed over to him.
Ji Shiting grabbed her and frowned, “Did you head out this morning?”
“Um… I went to an audition, but I never expected Xiao Ruilang to be there. But don’t worry, I ran away very quickly this time, and he couldn’t do anything to me.”
She no longer dared hide anything anymore after the events of yesterday. She told Ji Shiting everything that had happened in the morning as well as her own assumptions.