Xue Xiao raised his head in confusion.
After realizing what Shen Tingyan was talking about, he blushed and whispered, “I think what you said is quite right, Teacher.”
“Oh yes.” Shen Tingyan stared at him. “Why do I feel like you will believe my words are right if I say that the earth is square one day?”
Xue Xiao: “?”
His little face became serious. “Teacher Shen, I’m not a brainless fan.”
Shen Tingyan suddenly laughed.
He bit his cigarette and looked Xue Xiao up and down. He wondered how someone who could fill out such a personal resume could say such a thing?
Xue Xiao: “?”
Why didn’t this person believe it? He had been listening to the criticism very seriously just now.
Xue Xiao said seriously, “Teacher Shen, then I will show you again.”
“Okay.” Shen Tingyan casually took a piece of iron sheet from the miscellaneous goods shelf that had been dismantled from an unknown utensil and used it as an ashtray to dust off the cigarette. “Don’t use the formal ‘you.’ We only have a three year age difference.”
“Okay.” Xue Xiao pursed his lips and smiled.
The cicada’s cries were heard along with the heat wave.
The angle of the sunset light was becoming more and more oblique. The orange color gradually increased, dyeing the clouds and mixing in with some light pink and lilac.
The huge camp had long become quiet at twilight. Only two voices were heard from a certain corner.
“Use both expressions and movements. Don’t just read the lines.”
“Why are you patting yourself on the chest? Do you really think you are acting in a drama?”
“The demeanor is too fake. You don’t look like your self-esteem has been stimulated now. It is more like you are looking for trouble for nothing.”
“…I’ll do it again!”
“The tone is too soft.” It wasn’t known how many times this happened before Shen Tingyan realized something. He said strangely, “Xue Xiao, have you never lost your temper with others in your life?”
Xue Xiao stopped, wiped the sweat on his forehead, and thought about it. Then he shook his head in distress.
Was this really the case?
Was there anyone in the world who had lived to be 24 years old and had never lost their temper with anyone?
The cigarette had already been smoked. Shen Tingyan extinguished it on the small piece of iron, but his heart seemed a bit interested.
He suddenly said, “Try it against me.”
Xue Xiao: “?!”
His eyes widened as he looked at Shen Tingyan in confusion.
Shen Tingyan calmed down. “Didn’t you say that you aren’t my brainless fan? I’ve done many things and said so many things. You must not agree with them all. Haven’t you ever wanted to scold me?”
Xue Xiao: “……”
Shen Tingyan supported his chin on his palm and stared at him, seemingly looking forward to it.
Xue Xiao opened his mouth and said, “But Teacher Shen, from the beginning of the recording until now, I really feel that your words are quite right!”
Shen Tingyan raised an eyebrow. Before he could speak, Xue Xiao seemed to have a premonition and immediately emphasized, “But I’m really not a brainless fan!”
Shen Tingyan’s eyebrow was raised higher.
He suddenly pointed to the sky and asked, “Do you see it?”
Xue Xiao looked in that direction and saw the moon that had revealed its true face early in the summer evening. A curved silver light was hanging in the sky.
Shen Tingyan said, “A square.”
Xue Xiao: “………”
Deep silence hung over the two of them.
Xue Xiao turned his head stiffly and saw Shen Tingyan staring directly at him, with an expression of ‘come and resist me.’
At this moment, this man still had the posture of a very lofty, talented man in the mouth of the public, but Xue Xiao seemed to be able to see an evil tail behind this man that was flapping back and forth. It was extremely vicious.
In the past, Xue Xiao had seen a lot of rumors about this man on the Internet. But how could he have thought at that time that the true face of ‘Shen Tingyan’ was far more than what was rumored on the Internet…
He couldn’t describe it.
In any case, at this moment, Xue Xiao was a bit confused and shocked. He didn’t know whether to cry or laugh. There was a bit of an unspeakable excitement… but he was still a bit shocked!
He took a deep breath, his heart full of mixed feelings.
Finally, he struggled to choke out a sentence, “Teacher Shen…”
Shen Tingyan was ready to listen attentively. Unexpectedly, Xue Xiao’s subsequent sentence was:
“…Are you the type who gets more excited the more that others resist you…?”
Shen Tingyan paused.
After Xue Xiao finished speaking, he was silent. Then he carefully raised his eyes and looked over.
Shen Tingyan seemed to be a bit choked up and silent.
Then after thinking about Xue Xiao’s words, his expression became unfathomable.
He stared at Xue Xiao in an inscrutable manner. Then his lips curved up, and he said, “You are right.”
“……” Xue Xiao inexplicably felt hot all over his body.
…What did he say?!
He jumped up, so hot that he couldn’t help being at a loss. He murmured, “…It is getting late. Teacher Shen, you go back early. I’m leaving.”
Before he could take a step, he was hooked and dragged back by the collar.
The man smiled lazily. “Are you embarrassed by your own words?”
“Teacher Shen…” Xue Xiao’s tone was filled with pleading for mercy.
“Next time, do you want to think more before speaking?”
“T… Teacher Shen, just let me go!”
Shen Tingyan said, “Why should I let you go? I have been teaching you for so long, and you want to slip away before any results are produced? Read this line well before leaving.”
Xue Xiao’s heart pounded wildly.
He didn’t know where the force came from, but he turned around, held his breath, and roared, “So that’s how you see me?!”
This time, the ending tone echoed around the small corner, and the anger remained.
Xue Xiao gasped with a bit of anger on his face.
Shen Tingyan’s brow relaxed.
He withdrew his hand and threw the script back to Xue Xiao. “Okay, this time it isn’t bad.”
Xue Xiao reacted slowly. His performance finally received Shen Tingyan’s acceptance.
His eyes lit up, and he looked relieved and happy.
Shen Tingyan looked at him and felt amused.
He looked down at his phone. It was indeed almost time.
He stayed more than half an hour longer than expected. There was a small dinner in the evening. If he didn’t leave, the hard-working agent would call him directly.
Shen Tingyan loosened his neckline and stood up straight.
It was also at this moment that Xue Xiao realized that this rare and small one-on-one lesson was about to end completely.
His mind finally calmed down. Obviously, he wanted to escape just now, but now there was an indescribable sense of loss.
Shen Tingyan put his hands in his trouser pockets and asked coldly before leaving, “Xue Xiao, do you usually think too much when acting?”
Xue Xiao was stunned before replying, “I didn’t think before, but now I will. It is just that the design of some parts might still have to rely on instinct…”
“Then think a bit more, keep thinking.” Shen Tingyan turned sideways, finally looking at the fairly good summer scenery outside the window. He seemed to mention casually, “After all, you can’t go far acting by instinct.”
Xue Xiao was slightly startled and fell into deep thought.
It was already 5:30 when I returned to the dormitory.
Xue Xiao recalled this small period of the private summer evening just now in an absent-minded manner. Then the moment he stepped through the door of the bedroom, he found that it was so crowded!
In addition to Chang Yun, Zhao Dong, Jin Xiaochen, and Gu Lin, who was still reading on his bed, Jin Xiaochen’s three roommates and Dou Mingjian and his roommates were all crowded in this small room.
The 11 people turned their heads to look back at Xue Xiao. This scene was quite spectacular.
Xue Xiao was taken aback. “What’s wrong?”
Dou Mingjian said with a smile, “I was listening to Chang Yun saying that you went to Class C to secretly learn from the teacher in the afternoon. I didn’t expect you to have this trick. I was so bored this afternoon. Tomorrow, I will go with you to secretly learn. Call me when you go.”
Chang Yun was curious. “Xiao, why are you only coming back now? I was just going to send a WeChat message to ask you. Hasn’t Class C’s class already finished?”
Xue Xiao vaguely passed over the topic, and the group didn’t care.
Jin Xiaochen said excitedly, “I think we should start a group. If there are group activities in the future, how convenient is it to roar in the group?”
Just do as he said.
Jin Xiaochen first formed a small group and pulled all of them in. The group was named ‘Nothing to Say, We are all Superstars’. The people in the next bedroom also came to join the fun when they heard about it.
Dou Mingjian communicated with a young lady of the show who was responsible for managing them. The show’s staff intervened, and a large group of 50 people was formed in an instant—in fact, there were more than 50 people.
The four mentors, the chief director, and the assistant director all entered the group. In addition, there were a few staff members. This directly became a large group of 60 people.
Old Gao greeted them in the group. “Everyone who enters the group should change their names or no one will recognize each other!”
Jin Xiaochen: [The kitten obeys orders.jpg].”
Jiang Lianlian” [This is a must.gif].”
A participant asked, “So what is the full name of Old Gao? Dog head protection.”
“That’s right. How can Old Gao still be called Old Gao?!”
“Old Gao, quickly change your name!”
Old Gao: “…[I owe the brats a lesson.jpg].”
Nevertheless, Old Gao silently changed it to his full name. His full name was ‘Gao Jianqi’, which gave people the impression of a very square name. It was different from his rounded, external image.
The screen of the group started to be filled with messages.
“Brother’s name sounds good!”
“Brother Qi is super handsome!”
Old Gao replied, “No matter how much you praise me, I won’t give you one more shot!”
“Are we praising you for shots?!”
It had been a week since they started the camp, and everyone seemed to have finally warmed up to each other.
In the midst of the noise, Xue Xiao sat on the side of the bed and secretly found Shen Tingyan in the list of group members.
His profile picture was a very dark photo. Xue Xiao looked closely and found that it might be a night picture drawn with tools like oil pastels.
The top of the painting was deep purple, and it transitioned to dark blue, light purple, light blue and orange-pink.
Light expanses of dark clouds floated in the sky, and the bottom contained the undulating cityscape that had turned dark.
It was similar to the view from that corner of the teaching building in the evening.
Shen Tingyan’s personality signature was empty. It seemed that he was too lazy to write some nonsense. Naturally, his Moments couldn’t be seen.
Xue Xiao was inexplicably a bit thoughtful.
He heard Jin Xiaochen say, “I’ll try Teacher Su’s WeChat.”
Xue Xiao raised his head in surprise.
He wasn’t the only one who had done such a feat.
Chang Yun laughed twice. “I’m crazy. I sent applications to all four mentors!”
Dou Mingjian was shocked. “So brave?”
“But will the teachers think that you are hugging their thighs?”
“There must be many people hugging the teacher’s thighs. I’m not the only one!”
“Yes, this makes a lot of sense!”
Xue Xiao was worried for a while. He gritted his teeth and sent a friend verification. Then he quickly turned off the screen. His heart was beating wildly, but he was calm on the surface.
Chang Yun sighed again at this time. “Won’t I be embarrassed if none of the four mentors add me?”
Gu Ling turned a page of the book and suddenly said, “If the same teacher added someone else but didn’t add you, it would be the most embarrassing thing, right?”
Chang Yun: “??? Don’t scare me, Teacher Gu!”
Jin Xiaochen said, “F*k. Can we withdraw the friend application on WeChat?”
Dou Mingjian stated, “Phew. It’s good that I didn’t add them.”
Xue Xiao, who had already added it: “……”
He silently put down his hot mobile phone and closed his eyes. The next second, a vibration was heard.
Xue Xiao opened his eyes, and his fingertips trembled slightly.
His friend application had been approved.