After ordering, Shi Jin asked, “Are there really no more questions about the script?”
“I do have a little.” Liang Xinran smiled in embarrassment. “There’s a place I can’t understand. You have to tell me about it.”
“Sure. Go ahead.”
Liang Xinran mustered up her courage and said, “Actually, I’ve always been a little dyslexic. It’s been like this since I was young. At that time, the doctor didn’t succeed in helping me, so when I was studying, my grades were always bad. When I was reading the script, I would always misunderstand what it meant. I was too embarrassed to tell anyone about this. Even my manager, I always said that I didn’t want to read the script and asked her to read it to me.”
“No wonder.” Shi Jin handed her the chopsticks. “You’ve been stumbling over a few lines before.”
Liang Xinran blushed. “That’s why I don’t dare to take on the role of the female lead. I’m afraid that I won’t understand it well.”
“You’re quite good at acting,” Shi Jin said frankly. “You should be able to improve your dyslexia and the extent to which you can read properly after specialized corrections and training. In a situation like yours, you can first hire a professional screenwriter to follow the group and help you explain the scenes at any time to help you understand the characters’ personalities and motives.”
“Am I really quite good at acting?”
That was all she took in after what Shi had said.
“It’s pretty good,” Shi Jin said with a smile.
Liang Xinran became happy. “Then it seems that I still have the ability to learn.”
Shi Jin’s phone rang and she picked it up.
Gu Jingyuan’s voice came from the other end. “Shi Jin, are you free now? Where’s the Chinese medicine you promised me yesterday? I’ll get it myself.”
“I’ll have it sent to you.”
“I’m in the area where you’re recording the show. I’ll come and get it myself.”
“Alright, I’ll send you the location. Let’s eat together.” Shi Jin guessed that Wu Pengfei still needed some time and would not delay her meal at all.
“My brother is coming over. Do you mind if he eats with us?” Shi Jin asked Liang Xinran.
“I should be content to freeload. Treat anyone you want.”
Moments later, they heard someone knock on the door of the private room.
Shi Jin had not seen Gu Jingyuan for a long time and went to open the door happily. When she saw her brother standing at the door, she smiled. “Brother!”
Gu Jingyuan walked in and rubbed her hair. “You’ve lost weight again.”
“I’m not skinny. I eat a lot,” Shi Jin said with a smile. “I have a friend with me. Her name is Liang Xinran. Xinran, this is my brother, Gu Jingyuan.”
Liang Xinran looked up. The man standing beside Shi Jin was thin, noble, and elegant. He was wearing a white shirt and a pair of jeans. He looked very casual, but he was even more fashionable than many people who had carefully dressed up.
“Hello, Xinran. I’m Shi Jin’s big brother. If you don’t mind, you can just call me Big Brother.” Gu Jingyuan extended his hand.
Liang Xinran blushed and shook his hand. Gu Jingyuan’s palm was very broad, but his fingers were slender and well-defined.
Gu Jingyuan shook her hand politely and retracted it.
Only then did Liang Xinran call out in a low voice, “Big Brother.”
Shi Jin saw that she was acting strangely. She was usually carefree, but now she was shy. However, she did not pay much attention to her and only talked to Gu Jingyuan about professional issues.
As Gu Jingyuan listened, he said, “Acupuncture is indeed a very difficult technique to master, but the medicine you mentioned is a little too dangerous to treat like this. If we extract the usable components of the medicine and filter the parts that are not effective, the effective components should be much better for treatment.”
“I think so too. However, using modern technology to purify the medicine is not my forte.” Shi Jin took out the herbs from her bag and stuffed them into Gu Jingyuan’s hands. “I’ll leave it to you, Big Brother.”
“Okay, I’ll try the tech later. See if there’s any breakthrough.”
When men talked about serious matters, they were especially handsome and attractive. So Liang Xinran’s gaze kept falling on Gu Jingyuan.
After Gu Jingyuan finished chatting, he realized that she was looking at him. He said politely, “Is the food to your liking? Do you want more?”
“Yes, it’s very good, especially good.” Liang Xinran ate as she spoke, not caring about her image.
“Then eat more. My treat tonight.”
When Liang Xinran heard him say that, she smiled as she ate.
Seeing her like this, Shi Jin felt that something was wrong. “Xinran, what’s wrong? Is there a problem?”
“I have a question.” Liang Xinran raised her hand.
“What question?” Gu Jingyuan asked her gently as he picked up his teacup to drink.
Liang Xinran swallowed the food in her mouth and asked, “Big Brother, do you have a girlfriend?”
Gu Jingyuan choked a little. Fortunately, it was not serious. He slowly put down his teacup and said, “No.”
“Oh, oh.” Liang Xinran bit her lip and smiled.
Shi Jin tapped her bowl with her chopsticks. “So?”
Liang Xinran lowered her head and thought for a moment. She took out her phone and said, “So can I add Big Brother on WeChat?”
Shi Jin understood. She had taken a fancy to Gu Jingyuan.
Liang Xinran was a straightforward person, but Shi Jin did not expect her to be so direct. She did not know if her brother would fall for her tricks.
Gu Jingyuan didn’t want to make things difficult for his sister’s friend, so he opened his WeChat. “Sure, we’re all friends.”
“Perhaps we can be closer than friends.”
Liang Xinran quickly added Gu Jingyuan on WeChat. Seeing that she was so infatuated, Shi Jin could not say anything.
Gu Jingyuan had never encountered such a bold and straightforward person before. In order to resolve the awkwardness, he turned to talk to Shi Jin. “Aren’t you filming a show? Why are you still free to come out for a meal?”
“Well, I’m almost done filming for the day, so I came out without much to do. However, I might have to film later, so I can’t stay long with you guys.”
Not wanting her brother to worry, Shi Jin told a white lie.
“Don’t work too hard.”
“Shi Jin, if you’re busy later, you don’t have to worry about us. I can eat with Big Brother.” Liang Xinran immediately expressed her stand.
Shi Jin leaned close to her ear and whispered, “What happened to sisters before misters?”
Liang Xinran shook her arm. “Then fulfill my wish. I said before that I felt close to you when I saw you and wanted to build a good relationship with you and treat you like my family. I know now that I treated you as my sister back then.”
Shi Jin: “…”
Gu Jingyuan: “…”
Shi Jin still ate with them before leaving.
Liang Xinran did not get the chance to be alone with Gu Jingyuan.
However, judging from Liang Xinran’s attitude, she seemed to have designs on her brother.