Ji Shiting curled his lips and said, “I didn’t condition her. It’s just that she cares about me.”
“Come on.” Qiao Yanze sneered. “I reckon she’s treating you like a big boss. That cautious attitude… She’s just afraid you’ll get mad.”
That hit Ji Shiting’s weak spot, and his dark eyes dimmed. “If there’s nothing else, you can get leave.”
Qiao Yanze smiled and changed the topic. “Didn’t sister-in-law say she ran into Xiao Ruilang during the audition?”
“What do you think Xiao Ruilang is trying to do?” Ji Shiting looked solemn.
“I don’t know what he’s trying to do to sister-in-law.” Qiao Yanze raised an eyebrow. “But I think it’s more likely that he’s here for you.”
Ji Shiting didn’t say anything but his lips curled.
Obviously, he thought so too.
“You also know that Xiao Ruilang’s mother died very early. Xiao Cheng didn’t like him since he was young, yet he praised you. He probably hates you to the bone.” Qiao Yanze shook his head. “He didn’t have a chance before, but now…”
“However, Chen Anzhi was indebted to the Xiao family in the past, so he’ll definitely give him face,” Ji Shiting said. “If Shengge wants to get the role, she needs to get Xiao Ruilang’s approval.”
Qiao Yanze raised an eyebrow. “Are you going to get that role for sister-in-law?”
Ji Shiting recalled the look in the woman’s eyes when she mentioned the audition. His lips curled as he said, “Do you think I can’t do it?”
“Of course not. I just feel that there’s no need to fork out too much for just a role,” Qiao Yanze said calmly. “Xiao Ruilang is crazy. There’s no need to fight him head-on.”
“It’s because he’s crazy that any concession will only push him further.” Ji Shiting put his cup and sneered. “Why should I avoid it since he has declared war?”
Qiao Yanze thought for a bit and said, “You’re being so tough because he dares to covet sister-in-law, right? Xiao Ruilang used to play tricks from time to time, but you never thought much of it then.”
Ji Shiting shot him a glance.
Qiao Yanze smiled. “Interesting. I never expected to see you in this way.”
“Are you disappointed?”
“No, I’m very happy.” Qiao Yanze suddenly chuckled. “I finally understand what it means. Love is both an armor and a weakness.”
“This sort of style doesn’t suit you.” Ji Shiting glanced at him. “You should think about what you’re going to do about Li Yinian’s wedding in two days.”
“Damn it!” Qiao Yanze’s face darkened.
Ye Shengge skimmed through the scripts in her hand again, but she still wasn’t interested in any.
She sighed, feeling melancholic.
It would be great if she could be a part of Director Chen Anzhi’s movie. A good director and story could bring out the best potential of an actress, which was what every actress hoped for.
She turned on her laptop and started to play an award-winning movie.
She was so focused that she didn’t notice Ji Shiting walking in.
And only did so when the man put his hand on her shoulder.