While the cast was having dinner in Beijing hotel, the director suggested they go for karaoke, since the filming was about to end and their time together was also coming to an end. There weren't any objections, so after dinner, at about 10.30 pm, they moved to the nearby 'Resplendent'.
Qiao Anhao sat in Song Xiangsi and Cheng Yang's car. Halfway through, they had to visit a petrol station. When they reached the meeting place slightly later than the rest, Lu Jinnian who had left earlier on was there as well. He stood elegantly in front of the screen with an iPad menu in his hands and was ordering some alcohol and drinks. When he saw them entering, he lifted his head to glance at Qiao Anhao.
The director noticed them as well and he pointed to the machine at the side, signaling them. " Go there and pick the songs that you want, two minimum for each person!"
"Xiao Qiao, help me select.. " Song Xiangsi told Qiao Anhao two song names.
Lu Jinnian frowned when he heard Song Xiangsi ordering Qiao Anhao around. While he was ordering a bottle of Royal Salute, he lifted his head to glare at her.
Song Xiangsi pretended to not have seen him, ordering another song before casually thanking Qiao Anhao. She turned and sat back onto the sofa, returning a challenging gaze towards Lu Jinnian.
After Qiao Anhao helped Song Xiangsi order her songs, she ordered one for herself before sitting down in a seat nearby. When the third female lead saw Qiao Anhao sit, she turned around to greet her warmly.
After no more than three sentences into their conversation, she felt the seat beside her sink slightly. Before she could turn to see who it was, the third female lead smiled in a reserved manner, greeting the person with a huge smile. "Mr. Lu."
Lu Jinnian nodded coldly, pa.s.sing the iPad to Qiao Anhao. "Do you want to eat anything?"
Qiao Anhao shook her head, she had just taken her dinner and didn't have much of an appet.i.te.
Lu Jinnian didn't persist, he looked down at the iPad for a while longer, then finally ordered two large plates of fruits and some nuts before pa.s.sing it back to the waiter politely.
The food was soon served and there was a wide variety of drinks, beer, red wine, and white white.
The director asked for additional ice, filling everyone's cup with wine generously before suggesting a toast.
Before Qiao Anhao could touch the wine, a porcelain cup was placed in front of her. It was a hot cup of milk which was still emitting steam and a faint milky scent. "Didn't you mention that you weren't feeling well and needed something hot?"
The third female lead immediately tried to gain his attention as well. "Mr. Lu, I'm not feeling well too, can I get a hot cup of milk tea?"
Lu Jinnian ignored her, pus.h.i.+ng away the wine from in front of Qiao Anhao nonchalantly before grabbing his own winegla.s.s to toast, as the director had suggested.