It was rainy in the south, and in October, the air was still filled with water vapor and the sky was gloomy.


Just after the launch of the new drama, Jiang Qing went back to the dressing room to remove his makeup when his assistant Xiao Zhou hurried in from the door in a high-fashion suit: “Brother Jiang, don’t remove your makeup yet, there is still an interview.”


Jiang Qing closed his hair and looked out of the window at the tall building covered with dark clouds, letting the makeup artist touch up his face.


Xiao Zhou walked in and carefully unfolded the clothes in his hands, “This is the clothes that the brand prepared for you. Would you like to wear this to the next party?”


Jiang Qing squinted and didn’t even bother to lift his eyelids, “No, I don’t.”


“Then ……”


“I’ll take a three month break to prepare for the next role so I won’t participate in any activities.” Jiang Qing said.


Xiao Zhou was probably used to it, he put away the clothes silently, “OK, I will report to Sister Lin. I wish you a happy holiday.”


After fixing his makeup, Jiang Qing came to the room arranged for the interview. His face was completely clean and replaced by a symbolic business smile.


The angle was just right.


Once Jiang Qing came in, the sound of cameras clicking was heard, and the media raised their fighting spirits and pointed the cameras at Jiang Qing, recording his every action seriously.



He sat in the center and greeted the audience briefly. After greeting, the media’s questions swept towards him like a machine g-un, and the room swarmed like a marketplace in an instant.


“Can you tell us what kind of person you are playing in “The Voice”? What is the main line of development in the drama?”


“What do you think is the difference between your role in this drama and your previous ones in terms of growth experience and character connotation?”


Jiang Qing answered all the questions in front of him, but when he got to the last question, he smiled and looked at the reporter gently.


Jiang Qing was good-looking. When he smiled, he could melt the winter snow in January. He was gentle enough to make people forget his real nature.


His path hadn’t been so smooth. At least for some days, some scandals made up by others had been on the hot list of Weibo search for a long time.


Later, those scandals disappeared completely. The person behind the release of the black materials opened a press conference, clarified everything and apologized to him.


No one knew what happened in the middle.



After that, everyone knew that Jiang Qing was a stubborn person, and no one dared to provoke him easily.


Jiang Qing just smiled a little, and soon returned to the official business. He chuckled and asked, “Do you want me to tell you the truth?”


The reporter who asked this question was speechless he didn’t answer, he had to act embarrassed and smiled.


Fortunately, Jiang Qing didn’t embarrass him and took the initiative, “It’s really easy.”


The reporters held the camera and pressed the shutter crazily.


“Just spend 10,000 times more effort than others.”




“I’m just kidding.”


Jiang Qing smiled, “It’s not easy to be an actor. Like other excellent actors, I got today’s achievements by constantly refining my acting skills, but I’m just a little luckier than others.”


“Of course, where there is a will, there is a way. Opportunities are always reserved for those who are prepared. I hope everyone can work together and make progress together.”


“Come on.”


After the interview, Jiang Qing returned to the van with a tired body, Xiao Zhou kept nagging beside him: “Brother Jiang, you scared me to death, do you know how arrogant your answer was? I want to rush into the screen to hit you. You will only arouse the rebellious mentality of others like this. I don’t know what the anti-fan press release will write. I’ll have to be invited by Sister Lin to have tea again…”



Jiang Qing got a headache and said to the driver, “Can I throw him off the van?”



Xiao Zhou stopped for a moment, but when he wanted to say something, Jiang Qing’s phone rang. He connected the phone. The boy opposite spoke softly and clearly, but he sounded a little strange: “Qing Qing, I’m back in A City. Do you have time tonight? Come out, let’s get together.”


Jiang Qing didn’t need to look at the number, he knew who it was. There was only one person who called him by his name, his playmate in high school, Luo Shi.


He, Luo Shi and Ji Yebai played best in high school. They went to school together, finished school together, and played truant together. They were almost inseparable at school.


They were also one of Jiang Qing’s few friends, but they parted ways after college. He went out of the province and Lou Shi went out of the country. The contact between them had gradually become less and less, so it was strange hearinghis voice now.


“There is time.” Jiang Qing said, “Call Brother Bai and let’s get together.”


“Okay.” Luo Shi said, “I wish I could see you right away, but I have a lot of things to deal with at home. Can we go drinking at night?”

“You have to ask brother Bai for advice, he is a good hand in the night market, there is no place he isn’t familiar with in A city.”


“I’ll call him now.”


After hanging up the phone, Xiao Zhou looked at Jiang Qing’s smile and sighed, “Jiang, you’re so d-amn good looking when you’re not faking a smile.”



Jiang Qingbai glanced at Xiao Zhou and then frowned: “Is there something to be happy about?”


Xiao Zhou began to nag again. Jiang Qing interrupted him in time and asked the driver to stop the car. He took his mask and hat and jumped off, leaving Xiao Zhou alone.


After getting off the van, he took a taxi home to rest. When he woke up, it was already dark outside the window. The sky was heavy and dark during the day, but the night was full of stars.



When Jiang Qing arrived at PLAYMUSE, the atmosphere had already entered a big boom, looking at all the people, there wasn’t a single vacancy. Music filled the air, making the atmosphere better.


Jiang Qing pressed down his hat and walked towards him.


He looked at the path in front of him and inadvertently scanned a familiar figure sitting at the card table next door, chatting with the person next to him.


The light was a little dim, so he couldn’t see clearly, but the person looked like Luo Shi.


Jiang Qing glanced at the most inconspicuous corner of the club.


There was a man standing there. He wasn’t standing, rather, he was leaning idly, he didn’t speak, but looked at the people around him quietly.



He was very special. He didn’t know whether he didn’t have time to change after work or for any other reason. He was wearing a white coat, which was obviously the most common style, but he looked very alienated. It seemed that everything here had nothing to do with him.



The man seemed to be aware of his eyes, looked up and gave him a slight glance, then turned away indifferently.


Jiang Qing retracted his gaze and followed the message to find the second floor of the card table, the second floor was much quieter than the first floor, the music wasn’t as noisy, so people were more comfortable.


When he arrived, Ji Yebai was already there, and as soon as he saw him, he spoke, “Brother Jiang, you’re here?”


“Yes.” Jiang Qing responded, walked over and sat down, Did you wait for a long time?”


“I stayed around here last night, I came as soon as Luo Shi called me, so I didn’t wait long.”



Jiang Qing said, “Why don’t I rent a suite nearby and send it to you, so you won’t waste money by staying in a hotel all day.”


Ji Yebai paused for half a second and immediately changed his posture and held Jiang Qing’s arm, “Dad, do you think my kneeling posture is standard? If you have anything to tell me, I will bring you the stars in the sky or the moon under the sea.”



It was quite standard, Jiang Qing smiled, “Contact Xiao Zhou some other day and let him arrange it.”


“Let me kiss you.” Ji Yebai said.


Jiang Qing pushed away, “Let go.”


“Give me a kiss.” Ji Yebai said, “Just one mouthful.”


“Roll.” Jiang Qing said coldly.


“Qing Qing.”


Ji Yebai just gave up, but Jiang Qing was held by someone again before he could relieve his shoulder.


Luo Shi held Jiang Qing in his arms, put his head on the other’s shoulder, and said quietly, “I missed you so much.”


Jiang Qing patted his back and stepped back, “I haven’t seen you for a long time.”


“In fact, you haven’t seen me for a long time, but I could see you every day, big star.” Luo Shi smiled, “I didn’t expect you would choose this way.”


“I had no other choice.”


Ji Yebai interposed, “Ah Shi, don’t want me?”


“Yes, Brother Bai.” Luo Shi said, “I still want you.”


The three of them sat down. They drank some wine and talked about what had happened in recent years. Everyone’s life had changed drastically from high school, and maturity had distanced them from each other, making it difficult to return to the familiarity they had at the beginning.


Jiang Qing’s phone rang, the bar was noisy and not a good place to answer, so he went to the back door and went around to answer the phone.


His manager thought he was at home and said something about the script, and hung up afterwards.


When Jiang Qing wanted to go back, he suddenly heard a miserable scream coming from the corner of the alley.


It was a man’s scream.


Jiang Qing put his mobile phone in his pocket at random. When he was walking around the alley, he saw something and stopped at the corner.


It was the man he saw at that time.



The street lamp of the alley was green, it made the man seem particularly cold, he was still wearing the white coat, he bent down to pick up the surgical knife that fell to the ground, the blade was stained with bl-ood, the man’s hands were also stained with bl-ood.



He casually threw the scalpel into the trash can across the street and pulled out a handkerchief from his pocket to wipe his hands, moving slowly and calmly.


If you ignored the man beside him who was covered in blo-od, the scene was quite elegant.


“Come out.” He suddenly said coldly.


Jiang Qing was discovered, he didn’t continue to hide and walked out from the corner of the alley: “I’m just a passer-by.”




The man finished wiping his hands, he also threw the handkerchief into the trash can, then he suddenly raised his eyes to look at Jiang Qing, eyes cold and sharp.




“A passer-by…” he said, “shouldn’t you mind your own business?”



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One Reply to “C1”

  1. Damn, is this an entertainment novel or a crime novel, I can’t tell

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