The silence inside the elevator created a suffocating atmosphere. Leaning on the wall with his arms crossed, Gino turned to look at Tang Feng, feelings of awe rising inside him. They were going to be colleagues in the future and intimate lovers in the movie, so how could Tang Feng allow such an overbearingly silent, even awkward mood to occur between them?
Tang Feng’s cool and calm exterior, but slightly overconfident core reminded Gino of someone he once knew.
“Didn’t we say we were going to be intimate lovers just now? How can you be so distant with me after leaving the meeting?” Michael Gino laughingly appraised Tang Feng. The latter stood with his hands in his pockets and a nonchalant expression on his face. It seemed like he would keep up the cool exterior even if an earthquake were to happen.
“I don’t remember us being so familiar with each other. Why did you agree so quickly to act in this film?” Without turning his head, Tang Feng continued looking at the elevator doors that reflected the famous celebrity behind him.
Gino raised an eyebrow, “To be honest, you’re not the first Asian actor I’ve come across, so I’m also curious as to why you’re so obviously averse to seeing me. You don’t have the same excitement or nervousness as other smalltime celebrities when they first meet me either. You’re either very good at acting or your emotional control is exceptionally strong. What is it that made you this way?
“Because there are too many silly people like you in the world.” There was no way he could say that it was a habit he’d developed over his life. If a forty-year old heart disease patient was as easily agitated as youngsters like Gino, he would be dead long ago.
Tang Feng turned around, “You still haven’t answered my question.”
“Because I want to experience the feeling of making love with you.” With an indecent expression on his face, it was difficult to discern the truthfulness of Gino’s reply.
“Then you should know that we won’t actually be doing it with each other.” Moving closer to Gino, Tang Feng smiled as he caught the other man’s collar with his hands. He leaned in to speak next to Gino’s ear, “I didn’t ask you to help me, but I’ll give you my thanks out of courtesy, that is all. If you have any other over the top demands, I’ll punch you in your handsome face.”
Stunned momentarily, Gino stared at Tang Feng as the latter released his hold. His mouth opened and closed as though he wanted to say something, but he couldn’t form a response in the end.
“We’re here.” The elevator doors opened right at that moment, and Tang Feng strode out.
“Right…” Nodding, Gino also walked outside. Thinking back on Tang Feng’s words and actions, he felt that he saw more and more traces of Fiennes from this man.
“Wait!” Seeing that Tang Feng had already walked off to the lobby, Gino rushed to catch up. Something felt off, so he yelled again, “Tang Feng! Wait!”
Hearing Gino’s yell, Tang Feng quickly stopped to see the guy striding up to him.
A camera flashed nearby, but when Tang Feng looked around to check, he couldn’t find anyone holding a camera. However, there were quite a few people in the hotel looking in their direction.
“Thankfully you’re not a woman, else the headlines tomorrow would be that we went to a hotel together.” Gino gave a hearty laugh and slapped Tang Feng’s shoulders. He said, “It’s best that we leave now.”
Tang Feng casually responded, “Sounds like you have more gossip around you than the average person.”
“Why don’t we go get coffee together?” Gino looked at his watch. “We can chat about the movie. I don’t have anything else for the afternoon.”
Whenever it came to work, Tang Feng never brought in his personal feelings. He replied, “Sure.”
Proofreaders: Channie, dinoj