Chapter 414: The Flower Represents Infatuation and Love That Lasts Forever
Translator: Henyee Translations Editor: Henyee Translations
Fu Xiuyuan remembered that she had arranged to have a meal with Director Ji and she had even taken the flowers she had personally raised.
However, that didnt mean anything, it was just her normal social interaction and part of her job.
There was a smile in Shi Jins eyes.
“I cant come and do a surprise check”
“So, how are the results” Fu Xiuyuan stood up cooperatively and spread out his hands.
“Acceptable.” Shi Jin walked up to him.
She was tall enough, but standing in front of him, she still needed to raise her head to meet his eyes.
She looked into his eyes.
“Deserving of a reward.”
“Then… what will you reward me with” Fu Xiuyuan placed his open hands on her waist.
The feeling of holding her so tightly made his heart skip a beat, and then it started to beat faster.
No matter when, no matter how many times.
As long as it was her, she could always evoke such a reaction from him.
Shi Jin tiptoed and slowly approached him.
Her breath fanned on his face, her eyes sparkling.
Fu Xiuyuan did not move.
He looked at her expectantly, enjoying her taking the initiative.
As Shi Jins red lips were closing in, his Adams apple moved slightly.
In the next moment, she was about to touch him, but then he felt a cool sensation on his lips.
Shi Jin had placed a thumb-sized glass jar on his lips.
His thoughts instantly cleared.
He reached out and grabbed the glass jar and her fingers, demanding a kiss to make up for his earlier dissatisfaction.
“What is this”
After the kiss, he released her and looked at the glass jar.
“This plant is called echeveria sierra.
I specially cultivated it and put it here.
You can carry it with you.
Im giving it to you.”
All his subtle emotions were soothed by her.
All of his thoughts were seen by her, comforted by her.
Fu Xiuyuan grabbed her head again and sealed her with a kiss.
Shi Jin only left in the afternoon.
After she left, Fu Xiuyuan placed the gift on the table.
Just now, Shi Jin had mentioned how to water the plant in the half-closed glass tube and how to raise it, but at that time, Fu Xiuyuan didnt hear a single word.
He opened the search engine and entered the words “echeveria sierra” to find out how to raise it.
After clicking the confirmation button, the first thing that came into view was not the planting method of echeveria sierra.
Instead, there was a row of distinct and eye-catching words: “Echeveria sierra represents infatuation and love that lasts forever.”
It was the most suitable gift for ones beloved.
Starlight flashed in Fu Xiuyuans eyes, and his lips curled up.
He reached out and held the glass tube in his palm.
He used a lot of strength, but he was careful.
With Chu Ling joiningTodays Rescue, as well as contributing a theme song, his publicity efforts also started to show results.
The movie, which was already heavily invested in by the Wen Family, entered the market in all directions and entered everyones sight.
All the publicity methods that could be used were used.
Chu Lings addition made his fans even more ecstatic, and they automatically joined.
Before the movie was officially released, the ratings had already gone straight to 9.
It had to be known that on the publicly acknowledged film review website, most movies that could get more than 9 points were highly acclaimed locally and abroad.
Previously, Li Juekais “Scorching Sun, Long Sky” was of a very high quality.
At the beginning, it was only nine points.
As more and more people watched it, there were more critics, and it gradually stabilized at 8.4 points.
The movie was about to start its pre-sales, and the Wen family was confident.
Chu Ling was also very satisfied with this collaboration.
“Chu Ling, after this collaboration, your net worth will increase.
After that, I will choose a suitable script for you to shoot a movie,” Hu Lai said with a smile.
This was the first time Chu Ling had smiled after being repeatedly attacked by Shi Jin.
Chu Ling held his wine glass and swirled it gently.
“Did the higher-ups ask”
“They did, but they also know your transition is imminent.
Its a good thing youre working with the Wen family.”
However, only Chu Ling knew that he chose to work with Wen Yongwei to provoke Shi Jin.
After being rejected and treated coldly by Shi Jin, he frantically tried to find a sense of existence in front of her, but there had never been a suitable opportunity.
Until he thought of Wen Yongwei, the artiste who had been competing with Shi Jin.
Although she could no longer be compared to Shi Jin, he still chose her.
It was just to attract Shi Jins attention, even if it was to make her feel stifled.
He knew that even if Shi Jin didnt do anything, as long as he collaborated with Wen Yongwei, she would definitely know.
Little did he know that Shi Jin did know about it, but she did not care at all and did not even ask.
The next day, “Emergency Rescue” and “Todays Rescue” were pre sold together.
This was also the largest customer flow at the end of the year.
After the Wen family snatched awayTodays Rescue, Liu Ning didnt show any mercy.
He hurried to catch up with them, determined to compete withTodays Rescue in box office sales.
His secretary was very worried now.
“Producer Liu, have we confirmed that we will be releasing the movie on the same day as them”
Although they were confident in their own movie, the publicity this time was not as good as the other partys.
Shi Jin did not appear at the agreed time.
The secretarys worry was reasonable.
Even the entire crew of “Emergency Rescue” hesitated.
After all, the filming of “Emergency Rescue” was really too rushed.
Was it really possible to fight it out
Liu Ning said lightly, “They already hit us on the head.
If we dont hit them back, what are we waiting around for”
Although the secretary agreed with him, they still had to be prepared before they could hit people back.
Brashly returning to fight, what else could it be other than sending themselves to their own deaths
“In any case, you dont have to worry,” Liu Ning said.
Actually, he had some misgivings.
Shi Jin had told him previously that as long as he did what he wanted, he would definitely not lose this time.
Liu Ning believed Shi Jins words without a doubt.
He still remembered that Shi Jin had said that the actor called Gao Bo could not be used.
However,Todays Rescue had not only used him, they even cast him as the third male lead with quite a lot of scenes.
Where was the mystery
The pre-sales system was open.
Liu Ning took out his phone and started refreshing the box office sales.
Thanks to the good reputation from before and the trust that the audience had accumulated through the movie “Scorching Sun, Long Sky,” the box office sales for “Emergency Rescue” were not low.
It was about the same as “Todays Rescue.” However, as Chu Ling and Wen Yongwei continued to promote together, the box office sales of “Todays Rescue” gradually surpassed “Emergency Rescue,” steadily rising and surpassing more.
Although the pre-sale tickets did not fully represent the situation, the final box office earnings still depended on the specific feedback from the first batch of viewers.
However, the current situation made Liu Ning and Crystal River Productions break out in cold sweat.
Liu Ning paced around the office anxiously.
The secretary could not help, but suggest in a low voice, “Producer Liu, please invite Shi Jin over for publicity.
With her joining, she will definitely…”
“No need.” Liu Ning immediately interrupted.
How could he not know how much Shi Jin hated to be associated with Chu Lings name Brother Lis daughter was his own daughter.
Which heartless father would bear to scam his own daughter He would rather lose money than do such a thing.
He reopened his phone and started refreshing the data.
After scrolling through it, he realized that the data of “Todays Rescue” was frozen.
When he refreshed again,Todays Rescue was gone.
“Whats going on” Liu Ning immediately asked.
The secretary was also confused.
“Im not sure.
Whats going on”
Because “Emergency Rescue” and “Todays Rescue” were announced at the same time and pre-sold at the same time, it attracted a lot of attention in itself.
After Chu Ling joined “Todays Rescue,” his fans responded to the call and helped him improve his performance.
However, “Todays Rescue” was gone.
There was no way to buy tickets for the time being.
The website released a simple announcement.
“Due to a delay in the release date, the pre-sales forTodays Rescue will be postponed for a few days.
The exact time will be based on the follow-up notice of the website.
Sorry for the inconvenience, but you are also welcome to choose to purchase movie tickets for other shows.”
The people who had already bought the pre-sales tickets only received a simple explanation from the cinemas.
“Dear customer, hello.
The pre-sales tickets forTodays Rescue that you bought will be postponed from the 1st to the 8th.
We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience caused to you.
If you need to refund the tickets, please click on the link.”
In other words, the release date ofTodays Rescue was suddenly delayed by seven days.
Normally, a delay would be nothing, but this time, with two movies of the same genre, under the situation where both parties were in full swing, the first to quit would definitely be greatly affected.
The netizens were about to explode.
After waiting for so long, this was the result
Especially the audience who had bought the tickets.
They were already prepared, but then were told that it would be delayed by a week.
How could everyone have so much time on their hands
Immediately, the fans started their conspiracy theories.
“What does this mean You cant stand our Chu Ling being good, right Some producers really think of themselves as some big shot who can do whatever he wants”
“Thats right, were talking about Crystal River Productions! Li Juekai is also in that company, right Why Do you have to suppress our Chu Ling and Wen Yongwei to be happy”
“What the hell.
It was supposed to be a fair competition.
Everyone competed on the same stage.
Now that they see that the pre-selling results are not as good as the others, they started to play these cheap tricks.”
“So the capitalists time is time, and our time is not time”
The official Weibo account of “Todays Rescue” also released a statement: “Unfortunately, we didnt manage to meet up with everyone at the agreed time.
However, we have tried our best to fight for it.
I hope that after seven days, our agreement will still be valid.
I hope that happiness will come as promised.”
There was no explanation for the reason, but it was as if it was confirmed that Crystal River Productions had used other methods to destroy the fair competition.
The audience had nowhere to vent their emotions.
They would not let “Emergency Rescue” go.
They kept trying to give it bad ratings.
The matter had blown up.
“I suggest that everyone stop watchingEmergency Rescue. What is this I used to think that Crystal River Productions had a conscience and wanted to support them wholeheartedly, but this is what they give us”
“This method is really too low-class.
I wonder how evil their hearts are in private.”
“Im not saying this, but this kind of competition will only drag down the entire film market in Country S.
It will destroy the entire film industry.
Liu Ning is the sinner of history!”
“Let me be frank.
Crystal River Productions spent a lot of money to bribe the higher-ups to postpone the release ofTodays Rescue for a week.
Is Crystal River Productions planning to earn all the money in the market”
# How Evil Competition Is #
# Refuse to watch “Emergency Rescue” #
# The scum of Country S #
The hot searches were quickly occupied by this matter.
Crystal River Productions was also in a terrible fix.
Liu Ning knew very well that the matter had nothing to do with him.
He did not use any illegal means to engage in vicious competition, nor did he have any connections.
He was just going to fight them head-on!
The secretary came to ask for his opinion.
“Producer Liu, many people have already given the movie low marks…”
“Take a look at the situation first before getting everyone to come back for a meeting.”
After Liu Ning finished making arrangements, Li Juekai called.
He picked it up.
“Whats the situation now”
“Its completely the imagination of the netizens and audiences.
The ones who can bring the most momentum are Chu Lings fans.
Once his fans start this momentum, we wont be able to suppress the rest.”
Li Juekai pondered for a while.
“Ill go and find out about the situation first.
If I need help from other channels, Ill make a move as soon as possible.”
Liu Ning knew very well what this young master was capable of.
With him around, everything would be fine.
He had just hung up when Shi Jin called.
“Producer Liu, theres a Weibo video that I think you might want to see,” Shi Jin said concisely.
“Send it to me.” Liu Ning was already mentally prepared.
It must be some conspiracy theory.
Chu Lings fans were enough.
He only sang the theme song and joined the publicity, but that group of people treated the entire movie as their Brothers achievement and spared no effort to participate in it, making the entire situation messy.
He wasnt in the mood to make small talk with Shi Jin.
After hanging up the phone, he opened the Weibo message that Shi Jin had sent to him.
He clicked on it, and after looking at it for about ten seconds, he suddenly came to a realization.
He felt as if he could see the sun.
He didnt forward this video himself, but directly forwarded it to the paparazzi.
The paparazzi would definitely be very interested in such news and wouldnt even ask for the reason.
Once they got hold of it, they would naturally forward it to others.
As Liu Ning expected, the video that Shi Jin forwarded was soon shared by the paparazzi.
In the video, the actor Gao Bo had publicly expressed his hatred for the country in a semi-public setting.
He was filled with righteous indignation and belittled his country.
The incident happened last night.
The video had appeared several times on Weibo this morning.
However, the Wen Family had been paying close attention to Weibo in order to promote their own movie.
Once the matter was exposed, they immediately spent money to delete the video and sealed the mouths of a few accounts that posted the video.
They quickly pressed the matter down.
Although they didnt let the news spread, the higher-ups still noticed the situation and advised their film not to use such inferior artists.
“Todays Rescue” had no choice, but to urgently adjust its release date.
At the same time, it also used advanced AI technology to replace Gao Bo in the movie as soon as possible to avoid this risk.
Wen Jili had a headache.
“Tell them to hurry up! Change it immediately!” He was so angry that his heart ached.
He sat in the office, his face a little ashen.
The secretary relayed his words.
Wen Jili had fought for an entire morning to save Gao Bo and his movie, but he did not succeed and had to replace him.
Seeing that everyone was on his side because of the delay of the release ofTodays Rescue, he felt slightly better.
The secretary said softly, “It seems like Chu Lings fans are still the best.
We only guided them a little, and they already imagined a big scene.
They thought Liu Ning used illegal methods to delay our movie.
They are really all screenwriters, all of them are talented.”
“Its good that everyone thinks thats what happened.”
“The department below just came up with an evaluation report.
Liu Nings movie audiences willingness to watch has decreased by more than 30 points, and our movie has increased by more than 30 points.
It looks like it wont affect our box office much.” The secretary passed the evaluation report to Wen Jili.
As a typical musician, Wen Jilis understanding of the entertainment industry was limited.
When he saw the report, he realized that the fans were the real guns, shooting wherever they pointed.
On the other hand, public opinion was like a knife that could slash at the other partys neck at any time.
This sort of pleasure was truly incomparable.
“I really didnt expect to benefit from a disaster.
However, we must keep Gao Bos matter a secret.
We cant leak any information to the outside world.
At least, we cant reveal it within this month.”
A month later, Gao Bos life would have nothing to do with him.
The secretary immediately replied, “The video has been deleted.
Theres no news at all.
The outside world doesnt know about this at all.
Look, the search for the two words Gao Bohas shown…”
The secretary searched for Wen Jili on the spot.
As soon as he searched, his expression changed.
He swallowed his last words.
“What kind of idiot is Gao Bo If Country S is not good, get lost!”
“If he can scold his own country so badly, how good can his character be”
“Boycott Gao Bo!”
“Gao Bo, get out of Country S!”
“Gao Bo doesnt deserve to be a human!”
# Gao Bo Hating His Mother Country # had risen to the top of the trending search list.
The secretarys phone clattered to the table.
Wen Jili picked it up to take a look.
When he saw the contents, his breath stuck in his chest.
Indeed, they had done a very good job at the beginning of Gao Bos incident.
They had left almost no traces behind, but how could they hide this from Shi Jin
In her previous life, she already knew that this would happen to Gao Bo at this time.
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