The filming for today had wrapped up smoothly. Staff members who were still single were discussing where they should go for dinner. Married individuals like Director Li Wei had rejected their offer to eat together and were heading home to eat with their family.
“Tang Feng, let’s go eat.” Gino walked out of his trailer after changing and taking off his makeup. Seeing that Tang Feng was half-way into a car, he quickly called out to the actor.
Tang Feng waved at Gino without turning his head. He got into the car and said, “No, I have things to do tonight. See you tomorrow.”
The car started, leaving behind a trail of white dust.
Gino sighed and stuffed his hands into his pockets. He stared in the direction Tang Feng had left, not moving for a long while. Somewhat irritated, he kicked at the pebbles in front of his feet. He still remembered what he had seen at Tang Feng’s apartment two days ago, but he didn’t believe that there was anything between Tang Feng and Lu Tian Chen. Even though in the entertainment industry where fame was everything, it was common for celebrities to have questionable ties to their bosses.
But he knew Tang Feng wasn’t that sort of person. He wasn’t the type to sell his body for the chance to act.
Tang Feng didn’t want to admit that he was avoiding Gino. Maybe it was because the Gino that he knew now was different from the Gino he knew then. It could also be because he was startled at the sudden closeness in their relationship. But in the end, only he himself knew the true reason.
While filming, he was required to be intimate with Gino. He wasn’t an idiot. Although Lu Tian Chen and Charles hadn’t said anything, he could tell whether someone was happy or sad based on their actions. As long as it was work-related, then his intimacy with Gino was understandable. However, being close off screen as well could easily lead people’s minds astray.
Compared to before, Lu Tian Chen and Charles were focusing more attention on him. It wasn’t related to love; it definitely didn’t mean that the other two had suddenly fallen in love with him. It was much simpler, like a pet you’d raised for years suddenly started sticking to someone else instead. Anyone would be uncomfortable at the change.
If one didn’t want any trouble, then it was best to avoid all possible sources of trouble.
Two days ago, Lu Tian Chen had filled Tang Feng’s closet with his own clothes. Ever since then, he had been sleeping with Tang Feng in the same room. Often, when Tang Feng came home from filming, Lu Tian Chen was home as well. They would eat dinner together and chat about their day.
Afterwards, Tang Feng would go to an empty room and practice his lines in front of the mirror. Lu Tian Chen would go to his study and take care of his own work. During this time, neither of them would bother the other. Around nine or ten at night, they would meet back up at the living room. They would watch TV and chat again. Occasionally, they’d go to a bar or for a walk outside.
Such an orderly life sometimes gave Tang Feng a strange feeling, but this type of life didn’t last long.
It was another evening. After watching TV for a while, Tang Feng and Lu Tian Chen went back to their own rooms to shower. Usually, after Tang Feng meandered back into the room from his long shower, Lu Tian Chen would already be sitting on the bed with a book in hand. Tonight was the same, except for one detail.
“If my eyes aren’t deceiving me, is that my script?” Tang Feng walked over while rubbing his hair with a towel. He climbed onto the bed from the other side. Walking on all fours, he appeared like a giant cat. His slow and awkward movements drew Lu Tian Chen’s eyes.
Seeing that the other was staring at him, Tang Feng rubbed his face with a hand. “What is it? Do I still have stubble on my face?”
“Yup, you missed a spot.” Lu Tian Chen reached over and rubbed a spot on Tang Feng’s face, despite it being completely clean.
Calmly, Lu Tian Chen rubbed the actor’s face again. He then lowered his head and continued looking at the marked-up script. The pages were filled with Tang Feng’s handwriting. For some scenes, Tang Feng had even used three different colors to outline three different ways of acting it out. When it came to the real thing, Tang Feng would choose the best out of the three to act.
Lu Tian Chen knew Tang Feng was a hard worker. Back in China, aside from work, Tang Feng had spent all his extra time on reading or practicing martial arts. Now faced with the meticulous notes Tang Feng had made on the script, Lu Tian Chen felt that he had never understood the actor.
He hadn’t before, but now he was slowly understanding Tang Feng bit by bit.
“Is there a kiss scene tomorrow?” Lu Tian Chen asked.
“That’s right.” And the one getting kissed was Tang Feng himself.
Always running away, Tang would finally be forced to face Chris’ feelings. The kiss scene would be the most important scene tomorrow. As the director wanted the scene to feel fresh and real, he and Gino hadn’t practiced at all.
“Like this?” Without giving Tang Feng the chance to reply, Lu Tian Chen leaned sideways and pulled the actor into his arms.
Tang Feng was a bit shocked when he felt the kiss on his lips. During the time they’d been living together, Lu Tian Chen had never made a move on him. The force of the kiss forced him back onto the sheets, falling into a sea of white blankets.
Placing a hand on Lu Tian Chen’s wrist, Tang Feng tried to avoid the other’s lips. Unfortunately, Lu Tian Chen didn’t plan on letting him get away. After forcing the actor onto the sheets, Lu Tian Chen came crashing down, meeting Tang Feng chest to chest. The scent of shower gel and cologne mixed together and filled the air. Kissed breathless, Tang Feng opened his mouth to breathe. Grasping onto the opening like a cheetah, Lu Tian Chen forced his tongue past Tang Feng’s teeth and invaded the latter’s mouth.
“Umph¾” The whole thing had happened too fast for Tang Feng to resist. He tried pushing at Lu Tian Chen, but the president wasn’t a pushover like Su Qi Cheng. Lu Tian Chen had undergone extensive training. He wasn’t the type that Tang Feng could easily push or kick aside.
Lu Tian Chen held down Tang Feng’s limbs, removing all possibilities of him escaping. He continued to kiss Tang Feng ferociously, as if wanting to swallow the man whole.
Quickened breaths filled the room, along with the sound of shifting sheets and bodies.
It definitely wasn’t the first time that Tang Feng had kissed someone. It also wasn’t the first time that he’d had such a passionate kiss. But it was his first time being crushed from head to toe while being kissed breathless. He couldn’t move any of his limbs, heightening his other senses such as hearing and touch.
He could hear Lu Tian Chen’s heavy breaths beside his ear, mixed along with his own. Their chests together, he could hear their hearts thumping erratically. When their dissimilar heartbeats gradually melded into one and thumped in time together, Tang Feng could feel the sound magnified in his ears. Quickly, the sound overtook and controlled his entire world.
They could have kissed for half a minute, but it could also have been five minutes long.
When Lu Tian Chen released Tang Feng, the actor had his eyes closed. His lips were wet from the kiss and shone with a pearly sheen under the light. His eyelashes trembled in time with his rapid breaths. Lu Tian Chen bent down and kissed Tang Feng on the lips again.
“What is this?” Tang Feng opened his eyes; a pair of eyes that always made others unable to look away.
“A warm up.” Lu Tian Chen’s voice was gentler than usual, but his tone was even. If not for the fact that his chest was rising heavily, it would be difficult to tell that he had been embroiled in a passionate kiss just a moment ago.
Tang Feng narrowed his eyes and inspected the man above him suspiciously.
“Are you planning to lie on top of me all night? Or do you really think…that I believe that joke of yours?” Tang Feng applied a bit more force and tried to push Lu Tian Chen off.
“Then why do you think I did this?” Once again holding his place, Lu Tian Chen grabbed Tang Feng’s hands and held them tightly. Their proximity allowed them both to feel the heat rising off their bodies. With time, the temperature only rose higher, soon the room seem to have been suffused with the scent of a blaze.
As an old fox, Tang Feng shouldn’t be panicking, but he couldn’t help but feel as if Lu Tian Chen was trying to see into his soul with his piercing gaze.
“Why don’t you tell me yourself?”
“You’re seducing me.”
Tang Feng burst into laughter at Lu Tian Chen’s reply. What was the man saying? Since when had he tried to seduce Lu Tian Chen?
“No I’m not. President Lu, try to curb your narcissism.” Tang Feng laughed again, the intimate atmosphere in the room immediately dissipating with his laughter.
“How can you not be when you’re Tang Feng? You used to be infatuated with me, to the point that you would accept the deal Charles had offered in order to make me jealous. Right now as well, you deliberately act like you’re close with Charles and Gino, while distancing yourself from me. You’re doing it to make me feel miserable.”
“No, I haven’t done any of that.” Lu Tian Chen was definitely overthinking the problem.
“If you haven’t, then who are you? Would a person completely turn into someone else just from amnesia?”
“I’m Tang Feng.” Tang Feng wasn’t scared. He gazed at Lu Tian Chen and enunciated his words clearly. “I am Tang Feng. You might not understand it, but that doesn’t mean it’s a lie.”