The silence inside the elevator created a suffocating atmosphere. Leaning on the wall with his arms crossed, Gino turned to look at Tang Feng, feelings of awe rising inside him. They were going to be colleagues in the future and intimate lovers in the movie, how could Tang Feng allow such an overbearingly silent, even awkward mood to occur between them?
Tang Feng’s cool and calm exterior but slightly overconfident core reminded Gino of someone else.
“Didn’t we say we were going to be intimate lovers just now? How can you be so distant after leaving?” Michael Gino laughingly appraised Tang Feng. The latter stood with his hands in his pockets and a nonchalant expression on his face. It seemed like he would keep up the cool exterior even if an earthquake were to happen.
“I don’t remember us being so familiar with each other. Why did you agree so quickly to act in this film?” Without turning his head, Tang Feng continued looking at the elevator doors that reflected the famous celebrity behind him.
Gino raised an eyebrow, “To be honest, you’re not the first Asian actor I’ve come across, so I’m also curious as to why you’re so obviously averse to seeing me. You don’t have the same excitement or nervousness as other small time celebrities when they first meet me either. You’re either very good at acting or your control of emotions is exceptionally strong. What is it that made you this way?
“Because there are too many silly people like you in the world.” There’s no way he could say it’s a habit he’d developed. If a forty-year old heart disease patient was as easily agitated as youngsters like Gino, he would be dead long ago.
Tang Feng turned around, “You still haven’t answered my question.”
“Because I want to experience the feeling of making love with you.” With an indecent expression on his face, it was difficult to discern the amount of truth in Gino’s reply .
“Then you should know we’re not actually going to have a round of physical battle with each other.” Moving closer to Gino, Tang Feng smiled as he caught the other man’s collar with his hands. Suddenly, he leaned in to speak at Gino’s ear, “I didn’t ask you to help me at all costs, but out of courtesy, I’ll give you my thanks, but that is all. If you have any other over the top demands, I’ll present a punch to your handsome face.”
Stunned momentarily, Gino stared at Tang Feng who had now let go of him. His mouth opened and closed as though he wanted to say something, yet in the end, no words came out.
“We’re here.” The elevator doors opened right at that moment, and Tang Feng strode out.
“Right…” Nodding, Gino also walked outside. Thinking back on Tang Feng’s words and actions with a clear mind, he felt like he saw more and more traces of Fiennes from this man.
“Wait!” Seeing that Tang Feng had already gone to the lobby, Gino rushed to catch up. Something felt off, so he yelled again, “Tang Feng! Wait!”
Hearing Gino’s yell, Tang Feng quickly stopped to turn back and see the guy striding up to him.
There seemed to be a flash nearby, but when Tang Feng looked around to check, he couldn’t find any photographer. However, there were quite a few customers in the hotel looking in their direction.
“Thankfully you’re not a woman, else the headlines tomorrow would be that we went to a hotel together.” Gino gave a hearty laugh and slapped Tang Feng’s shoulders. He said, “It’s best that we leave now.”
Tang Feng casually responded, “Sounds like you have more gossip around you than the average person.”
“How about we go get coffee together?” Gino looked at his watch, “We can chat about the movie. I don’t have anything for the afternoon.”
In regard to work, Tang Feng never brought in his personal feelings, “Sure.”
Proofreaders: Channie, dinoj