Chapter 37 The entertainment industry is so exciting Part 1
Gu Ye took a taxi to Yuming Media and Entertainment Company. The security guard got the news in advance that President Gu’s brother was coming. Upon confirming Gu Ye’s identity, he let him in directly. He gave Gu Ye the directions, he just needed to walk straight to the lobby and there would be someone to receive him.
Gu Ye nodded inside and felt that his second brother was very considerate in his work. Unexpectedly, as soon as Gu Ye came to the lobby, he was stopped by the lady at the front desk, "Hello, are you an artist who signed a contract recently? However, this side of the building is President Gu's office building, you can't go in."
Gu Ye shook his head, "I'm not an artist, I'm looking for your boss."
The receptionist said apologetically, "I'm sorry but President Gu is very busy and you can't see him randomly. If you want to be an artist, I have some business cards of agents here. You can take a look and then submit a resume to them."
Gu Ye didn't know whether to laugh or cry, "Miss, you are new here, right?"
The girl's expression stilled, and all her thoughts were clearly written on her face. How did you know?
At this moment, a woman in her early thirties, dressed in professional attire, ran over anxiously and said apologetically, "I'm sorry, Third Young Master, she is new and ignorant. I am the person in charge of reception at the front desk. I will take you up." After that, she glared at the girl blocking Gu Ye angrily, as if to say she would deal with her later.
The girl who stopped Gu Ye looked at this scene at a loss. Then she came to her senses and said nervously, "I'm sorry, I'm really sorry, I don't know your identity."
Gu Ye smiled, "You still don't know who I am now, right?"
The girl shook her head nervously, her face flushed, "This is my first job, so I don't have a keen eye for this, I'm sorry!"
Gu Ye clicked his tongue and said to her calmly, "Miss, your colleague is dishonest."
The girl subconsciously glanced at the intern standing behind the counter who was answering the phone. Pursing her lips, she understood what was going on immediately. The security guard at the gate was able to let in this person who looked very similar to President Gu. It is impossible that the front desk had not been notified in advance. The intern didn't even notify her and told her not to let anyone go up, which made her offend the young master. Previously, there was news saying that only one of them could be retained for this job. Once this case with Gu Ye is filed under her record, can she, a recent graduate with no backing, keep this job?
Gu Ye shook his head speechlessly. Inside, he is thinking this is indeed the entertainment industry, the scheming starts even from the front desk. How muddy and dirty is the water in the industry? It’s exciting just thinking about it!
Following the supervisor into the special elevator, Gu Ye looked at this person's face. Then, recalling the face of the girl sitting at the front desk answering the phone, Gu Ye understood. The girl who stopped him will definitely be cannon fodder because these two are related. Gu Ye didn't have the kindness to remind the girl because people with simple minds are not suitable to be in this industry. It's better to leave as soon as possible, otherwise they will suffer big losses.
When he arrived at the president's office, Gu Ye saw Gu Lin looking at him with a smile as soon as he opened the door. That expression looks like a big sly fox. Gu Ye suddenly had the urge to run away. He walked over and handed the folder to Gu Lin. "I was wondering what was so important that my father sent me on such a trip. I did some fortune-telling on the way, guess what I figured out? So exciting!"
Gu Lin picked up the document and looked at it. Then he asked while reading, "Tell me, then. What did you see?" Looking at his expression, this document didn't seem to be very important.
Gu Ye pinched his fingers and said seriously, "Dad learned that you, the monk Tang Sanzang, are going to be snared by demons, and hereby send me to help you subdue them."
Hearing that, Gu Lin got stunned for a moment, and then laughed, "What big words. Subdue demons and eliminate evil? The demon who can ensnare your brother has yet to be born."
The secretary brought a glass of soda and a few snacks and placed them on the table in front of Gu Ye. Then he reminded Gu Lin, "President Gu, there are still 5 minutes left. The meeting is about to start."
Gu Lin: "Okay, I'll go to the meeting first. Little brother, don't go back at noon. I'll take you to lunch."
Gu Lin stood up, and his secretary immediately helped him pick up his notebook. When he was about to pass by Gu Ye, he stopped. He pinched Gu Ye's face and said with emotion, "Kid, you have really grown up."
Picking up a peanut, Gu Ye saw that it was coated with crab roe. At first glance, it looks like a children's snack, but more to strange-flavored beans. He threw one into his mouth and said with a smile, "I know right? I have grown up, which means you have grown old."
Amused, Gu Lin poked the back of Gu Ye's head as if admonishing him, and quickly left the office.
Gu Ye stood by the window, eating snacks and thinking about the chances of catching the ‘demon’. It wasn't until half an hour later, when Gu Ye was almost finishing his snacks, that he heard a rush of footsteps coming from the corridor.
Gu Ye raised his eyebrows. The ‘demon’ must have heard that someone from the Gu family came to the office so they came knocking at the door. Sure enough, the ajar door of the office was suddenly pushed open.
"Where's Gu Lin? Don't try to avoid me!"
The person who rushed in was wearing a pink dress, with black hair hanging straight down her waist. She has a pure face and exquisite facial features. Her fair and tender skin was so delicate that it might get bruised with a single touch. She is one of the most popular celebrities nowadays. Because of her pure temperament, she is honored as the leader of the new generation of beauties, and she is the goddess in the eyes of countless men.
Gu Ye also knows about this woman, Ling Ruyue, which should be her stage name.
"Sister Ling, President Gu really went to the meeting. Please stop making trouble and don't make things difficult for us, okay?" The security guard who was chasing after her looked troubled but didn't dare to stop her. Whenever he is about to touch Ling Ruyue (from trying to block her), he would dodge away in panic and becomes more cautious.
"Who are you?" Ling Ruyue looked at Gu Ye standing by the window. Her almond-shaped eyes widened as if she didn't know there was an outsider in the office and was startled.
Gu Ye squinted his eyes and leaned against the window, eating peanuts. He squinted his eyes in interest, this ‘demon’ looked like she is very good at acting. He smiled and asked, "What do you think?"
Gu Ye’s face is not inferior to that of an idol young man. Moreover, he is young and his facial features are still a little immature. His temperament is also cleaner and purer than those in the industry. Coupled with the fact that he has an indifferent temperament, he looks like he doesn't care much about anything, which gives him a vague and mysterious feeling. This kind of temperament is the most attractive. At this moment, the corners of his mouth were slightly raised, half-smiling. Leaning lazily by the window, every expression on his face can overtake all the young popular idols.
Ling Ruyue looked at Gu Ye carefully and then thought of the news about the top student on the Internet. She narrowed her eyes and immediately knew that Gu Ye is someone difficult to deal with. Her expression immediately changed, "You are Gu Lin's younger brother, right? Sorry, I have been feeling so emotional lately.”
Gu Ye looked at her flat belly and said nothing.
Ling Ruyue smiled and said shyly, "I am Ling Ruyue, your brother's... fiancée."
Gu Ye stuffed a peanut into his mouth. It was chicken-flavored. He chewed crunchily but remained expressionless.
Ling Ruyue looked at Gu Ye at a loss, but a bit of anger flashed in her eyes. It is easy for children of this age to become fans of her, and it is also the best time to deceive. However, not only this brat didn’t look at her with admiration, but his eyes seemed to be saying he was looking at a joke, which made Ling Ruyue feel like she couldn’t hold her expression much longer. But after all, she is an actor, so she still can put up the innocent act with no problem. She said sheepishly, "Since Gu Lin is not here, I will come back later."
Hearing that, the security guy looked obviously relieved. Unexpectedly, Gu Ye, who had been silent all this time, suddenly waved at her and said, "Don’t go, you are already here so let's talk together."
Ling Ruyue raised a sneer at the corner of her mouth. She turned around and subconsciously touched her belly, and said with a gentle face, "No, there will be a chance another day."
Gu Ye inserted the straw into the soda cup and took a sip. Pulling a stool from the side, he sat down and crossed his legs. After that, he said with a smile, "We can just chat with you standing at the door anyway since this chat will be a quick one. Are you pregnant?"
Ling Ruyue's face suddenly blushed a hint of pink. She nodded slightly and said shyly, "Yes, Gu Lin's child."
Several employees passing by outside gasped in shock upon hearing that. Ling Ruyue came to see Gu Lin many times and was rejected every time. Many people in the company knew that she liked Gu Lin, and they always thought that she had an unrequited love. They didn’t expect today’s news to be so explosive, and she’s pregnant? Is the popular little actress going to marry into a wealthy family?
"You said you were pregnant with my brother's child, hahaha..." Gu Ye seemed to have heard a big joke. He laughed and slapped the table, making the melon seeds jump. "The 3 Yang points on my second brother’s head are still burning brightly which means he is obviously still a virgin. You said that the child in your belly is his, do you think everyone in the Gu family is stupid? You think you marry into the Gu family just by casually having a child?"
The people passing by didn’t want to leave at all and quietly stopped to listen to the gossip. That's too dog-blood (ridiculous), today's melon(popcorn) is so big!
Ling Ruyue’s body turned stiff all over, and the finger pointing at Gu Ye trembled, "You… you are talking nonsense!"
Gu Ye took another sip of soda and patted his chest to stop laughing. Every time people heard something they didn't like, they would say that he was spouting nonsense. Can't these people use other words than ‘nonsense’?
"With your level, you still dare to play a trick like this? How about I tell you your fortune? My fortune-telling is quite accurate."
"You're talking nonsense! I won't allow you to insult me like this or insult my child!" Ling Ruyue's eyes suddenly turned red, and a line of clear tears gently slid down her pretty cheeks. Her cry was beautiful and unpretentious, pure and pitiful. This made everyone watching feel distressed. She is already pregnant, and yet she still got treated like this. What kind of playboy is inside the room? The goddess is so pitiful.
Gu Ye stood up and slowly walked to the door, saying as he walked, "Ling Ruyue, stage name, because the surname should not be Ling. Double eyelids were cut through surgery(not natural) and the chin bone was shaved(to be smaller). To the outside world, you portrayed your image as a pure and lovely girl, but you have had 8 boyfriends before. Also at one point, you have maintained a bed relationship with 4 men at the same time."
Ling Ruyue stood at the door as if struck by lightning, looking at Gu Ye in shock. For a moment, she didn't know how to respond. It wasn't until she stood there silently for more than 10 seconds that Ling Ruyue recovered from the shock. Realizing that there were people looking at her, she made a stubborn and unyielding look on her innocent face, and the humiliated look in her eyes made people feel pitiful for her.
"You...you! It’s nonsense! Even if you don't like me, you can't insult me like this. Though I come from a poor background, I still have a backbone!"
Gu Ye sneered, "How many boyfriends you have had is indeed your freedom. How many abortions you have had is also your freedom. What kind of persona you have set for yourself to deceive ignorant fans is also your freedom."
Gu Ye walked up to Ling Ruyue step by step. Looking at her pitiful appearance, his expression turned cold, and said with disgust, "But throwing away your newlyborn daughter, it’s not your freedom anymore. You are breaking the law."
"You're talking nonsense!"
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