Cheng Yang signed a product endors.e.m.e.nt contract for a national Chinese restaurant chain. The chain was similar to KFC. It had a twenty four hours delivery service, and their specialty was crayfish.
Cheng Yang's manager and Huan Ying Entertainment's copyright department had already pa.s.sed the contract clearance, so there were basically no problems. He only had to simply look over it, take a pen, and sign it.
When Cheng Yang finished signing, and held up his contract, Qiao Anxia glanced over it and saw that the remuneration for the endors.e.m.e.nt had a row of zeros. She wore no expression on her face, and instead turned to Cheng Yang and pointed at the photo of the delicious crayfish on the contract.
She said, "Crayfish is Qiao Qiao's favorite. In the middle of the night, she would drag me to Ghost Street to eat it."
"Really?" Cheng Yang turned his head and gave Qiao Anxia a warm smile. Then he continued to sign.
"The company I'll represent cooks delicious crayfish. If she likes it, I can take both of you out for
free. Eat as much as you like."
"That's great." Qiao Anxia nodded confidently. "If Qiao Qiao knew, she'd be so delighted for sure."
Cheng Yang didn't say a word as he checked and signed the contract. After making sure that he didn't miss a signature, he handed it over to the copyright manager in front of him. "Sorry to bother you."
"That's fine, Mr. Cheng." The copyright manager gave a friendly smile.
Cheng Yang nodded and said "Goodbye" before taking Qiao Anxia's hand, ready to turn around to leave the copyright department office. On his way, he saw Lu Jinnian standing nearby, as though he was waiting for someone for a contract. Cheng Yang's footsteps paused for a moment, as he called out, "Mr. Lu."
When Lu Jinnian heard Cheng Yang's voice, he turned his head. When he saw Qiao Anxia, his face didn't really show any emotion, he just greeted them with a light nod.
Standing in front of Lu Jinnian was a staff member who had coincidentally found the contract that he had wanted at this moment. He handed it over with both hands. "Mr. Lu, I found it."
Lu Jinnian didn't say a word. He stared with a careless look while accepting the contract. After flicking through it twice, he confirmed that it was the one he was looking for. Then he strode off and left the copyright department office.
When Lu Jinnian's meeting finished, and he was done handling his matters, it was already eight in the evening. He dialed the internal line to let his a.s.sistant get the car ready. When he hung up the phone, he thought back to the afternoon at the copyright department when he had b.u.mped into Qiao Anxia and Cheng Yang. He thought about what Qiao Anxia had said, and so said over the phone, "Please wait."
"Mr. Lu, do you have any orders?"
Lu Jinnian's fingers lightly knocked on the desk as he said, "Order some crayfish from the restaurant chain that Cheng Yang endorses. Bring it over to the set. They should be just about finish up filming, so everyone can eat supper together."
Usually on set, the producers, director, and all those in money would treat everyone on set to something to eat. Even though Lu Jinnian didn't enjoy socializing, but he would treat everyone when he it was needed. And so, his a.s.sistant didn't think it was too suspicious. When he heard Lu Jinnian's instructions, he directly followed orders.
The a.s.sistant found the closest chain restaurant to Huan Ying Entertainment and bought out all of their leftover crayfish of the day. He completely filled up the box that he had prepared.
Just like Lu Jinnian had predicted, it took about five minutes to reach the set by car, and filming for that day had coincidentally finished up about then.
The a.s.sistant hurriedly walked over to the director's ear and said two words in a low voice. The director then took the microphone and shouted, "Everybody, don't leave just yet. Mr. Lu has bought us all supper tonight."