It cost Ouyang Shanshan half an hour before she could finally finish signing all those things Qin Haodong brought here. She had broken her record today for having signed a diaper for the first time in so many years.
“Okay, thank you. The little fellow has to be satisfied now.”
Qin Haodong laughed and said.
See that he was satisfied, Ouyang Shanshan couldn’t help but say it again, “You’re so nice to your daughter.”
“Of course, that’s what fathers are like.”
Ouyang Shanshan’s look changed. She sat on the chair with disappointment and said, “Not necessarily. My father was nothing like that.”
“How? Was your father mean to you?” Qin Haodong asked in surprise.
Ouyang Shanshan seemed to have been touched. She mumbled, “My father has been an alcoholic and gambler ever since I could remember things. He lost all our money and came home drunk, then he would hit me and my mom. My Mom would never die so soon if she hadn’t been abused.”
“He hasn’t changed his habits till now, and he comes to me for money from time to time. I feel really jealous when seeing you treating your daughter so nicely, though you’re just her sworn father.”
Qin Haodong didn’t know that the great star had such a miserable childhood, so he said, “Your father was an unreliable one, indeed, but he was way better than mine because you know your father was an alcoholic, and I have been an orphan since I was young, and I don’t even know how my father looked like.”
He felt the topic was too heavy after he said that. He then said, “Forget about these unhappy things. What about you tonight? Shouldn’t big stars like you be accompanied by your bodyguards when going outside? Then how did you get kidnapped?”
Ouyang Shanshan answered, “My two bodyguards were who kidnapped me.”
Qin Haodong was stunned, and he asked, “That’s rediculous. How could they kidnap their employer? Where did you hire these ‘good’ bodyguards?”
Ouyang Shanshan sighed and said, “I am an actress managed by Doukou Culture and Media Company. The bodyguards were sent to me by the company in the name of my safety, but actually, they were in the full charge of the company.”
Qin Haodong was more confused as he listened. He asked, “What does that mean? Did the company send them to kidnap you?”
“Yes.”Ouyang Shanshan nodded and said, “You must’ve heard about the affairs in the film industry, which was a total mess. The boss of our company is Liu Huaqiang. He is a very bossy man, but he hasn’t forced me to do anything for the sake of the money I’ve earned for the company.”
“However, upon our arriving at Jiangnan this time, he forced me to sleep with a young master from a rich family in order to amuse him. I’ve been living a clean life all these years, and surely I would never agree to this rude request.”
Later, Liu Huaqiang threatened me that he would cancel the concert held in Jiangnan this time if I disagreed, and he would idle me in the future so that I would never have any chance to appear in public.
Qin Haodong nodded silently. He would never believe it and take it as a show of the speaker if these words were said by other celebrities from the entertainment industry. He could tell that Ouyang Shanshan was giving out pure and strong aroma of virgin, which meant that she was not one of those celebrities living a indulging life.
It was hard to keep oneself clean when working in the entertainment industry which was like a large dyeing tank.
Ouyang Shanshan continued to say, “I didn’t agree, though. I had made it clear when I signed contract with the company that I would never take any task that was irrelevant to my work.”
“Then Liu Huaqiang was so angry that he asked the two bodyguards to tied me up and send me to the guy. I felt desperate until I met you.”
Qin Haodong thought to himself that these stars might seem to be living a life that was decent and enviable, but they had their own harshness, and it was not as easy as it looked.
He asked, “What are you going to do? Are you going to call the police?”
“Liu Huaqiang is very influential and resourceful. There’s no use calling the police.”
Ouyang Shanshan said with a sad face, “I’ve signed a five-year contract with Doukou Company, and it’s merely the second year now. It’s impossible to cancel the contract. I have to press on, and I may kill myself should that day really come.”
She looked decisive. Qin Haodong did not want to see such a beautiful woman vanishing, not to mention that his daughter was a fan of hers.
He said, “Those things Liu Huaqiang forced you to do, were they all illegal?”
“Of course. I am an actress of the company, not a whore. I make money by working hard, and he had no right to force me into those.”
“That’s simple. You can have several powerful guards to guard you around, then he could never touch you. Big stars like you must be rich, and I guess you have no problem hiring a few more bodyguards, do you?”
Ouyang Shanshan said, “I have the money. The problem is that no security company and bodyguards dared to offend Liu Huaqiang. And even if there is, they would end up tying me up and sending me to someone else.”
Qin Haodong said, “That’s easy. I just established a security company, and I can send you bodyguards. I can assure you that our bodyguards are absolutely safe and reliable. They can guarantee your safety no matter what danger you’re faced with.”
“Really? Aren’t you afraid of Liu Huaqiang?” Ouyang Shanshan asked doubtfully.
Qin Haodong smiled slightly, and he said, “I’ve never even heard of the man you just mentioned. And he’s no better than an ant in my eyes even if he’s stronger.”
“Great!” Ouyang Shanshan’s face lit up. “I’ll hire your bodyguards. So what’s the price?”
Qin Haodong touched his nose and said, “I just established the company and it has not been officially listed. How about I give the exact answer tomorrow? Just stay in my place securely before that, you’ll be totally safe here.”
He had entrusted the preparation of the establishment of the security company to Nalan Wushuang after Saber and others were sent to protect Lin Momo. He hadn’t cared much about it these days, so he had no idea how that was going on.
Ouyang Shanshan’s face looked joyful because she finally saw hope after what the scary period she had been going through.
After they were almost done taking, they went back to their rooms to rest. It was so late at night that Ouyang Shanshan was still asleep when Qin Haodong got up the next morning.
He did not interrupt Ouyang Shanshan. He stuffed all the signed things for the little fellow into the bag, and left the Lin’s Villa with the bag in his hand.
The little fellow jumped into his arms when seeing Qin Haodong was back. She held her neck and asked, “Papa, where were you yesterday? Why didn’t you come back and play with me?”
“Papa was out to get Tang Tang gifts.”
“Really? What is it?” The little fellow was immediately interested.
“Tang Tang, what’s the gift you want most?”
“I want the signature photo of the big star, Ouyang Shanshan, so that Wang Xiaoming would envy me.”
“There’s no photos, but I have everything else for you.”
Said Qin Haodong as he placed the little fellow on the ground. Then he opened the bag, dumping out all those school bags, pencil cases, notebooks, milk bottles and diapers.
“Check out, those are all signatures of the big star, Ouyang Shanshan.”
See all her things be signed by her idol, the little fellow jumped up with joy and screamed, “Papa, you’re so nice. Tang Tang loves you!”
Then she exclaimed excitedly, “Mommy! Mommy! You have to look at this! I have so many signatures of the big star!”
Lin Momo came over and looked at the things on the ground, then quietly pulled Qin Haodong aside and whispered, “I know you want to make the kid happy, but you don’t have to lie to her.”
“When did I lie to her?” Qin Haodong asked strangely.
“Don’t try to deny it. Even her diaper has a signature on it! I guess you did it on your own, did you?”
In Lin Momo’s view, those signatures of Ouyang Shanshan must be fake ones of Qin Haodong’s. Stars would be nice enough to sign one thing for the fans. It’s impossible that she would sign so many things, let alone the diaper.
“I knew you would say that.”
Qin Haodong took out his mobile phone from his pocket. Then he found a video and clicked the play button.
“Tang Tang, my little fellow. I’m Ouyang Shanshan. I hope you grew up well and beautiful!”
On the screen, Ouyang Shanshan was holding Tang Tang’s little school bag and signed on it.
“How about that? Do you believe it or not?”
Qin Haodong said with a proud face. He had Ouyang Shanshan made the video in advance because some kids would not believe that so many signatures would appear all of a sudden. The little fellow could show it to other kids and he could show it to Lin Momo now.
“That’s true. Why did you find the big star, Ouyang Shanshan?” Lin Momo asked with surprise.
“A friend of mine helped.”
Qin Haodong skipped the part that the big star slept in his house. Nothing had happened between them, and it would be bad if Lin Momo had any misunderstanding.
He didn’t let Ouyang Shanshan drop by to see the little fellow because he thought the worship for stars should never be overdone, or it would be bad for her growing up.
“But why the decoration of the living room looked like yours?” Lin Momo asked in confusion.
“Well, in fact, lots of houses look familiar, like some of my friends’.”
Qin Haodong tried hard to explain. Fortunately the little fellow ran over and said, “Papa, Papa, let me have a look!”
Qin Haodong squatted and played the video again for the little fellow.
“Okay! Okay! I’ve got signature photos and videos! Wang Xiaoming have to stop showing off to me now!”
The little fellow was running happily in circles on the ground.
After breakfast, Qin Haodong said to Lin Momo, “I got things to do today, so I won’t go to work.”
Lin Momo rolled her eyes to him and said, “You’re such a lousy employee. You spend more time skipping your work than you actually work. Watch out or I’ll deduct your salary.”
Qin Haodong said with a cheeky smile, “Whatever you like. I earn my living with my good look, and I don’t care if I have salary or not.”
Qin Haodong turned back to his house after he had seen off Lin Momo and the little fellow. Upon entering the house, he saw Nalan Wushuang and her Hummer parked in his yard.
“Speaking of the devil and she is here. I was think of her and she send herself here.”
Qin Haodong thought to himself and he entered the house. Upon entering, he saw Nalan Wushuang and Ouyang Shanshan looking at each other.
Nalan Wushuang asked, “Who are you? Why are you living here and wearing his clothes?”
Ouyang Shanshan showed no weakness, and asked, “Who are you? Who let you in? It’s none of your business whose clothes I am wearing!”
See the two beautiful women being about to quarrel, Qin Haodong rushed forward and exclaimed, “Stopping yelling. This is all misunderstanding!”