Chapter 386: I’m Telling You I Like You, But You Want To Reason With Me?
Fu Zhi and Feng Bo agreed to meet up tomorrow to finalize the script.
Ye Jiu was sitting on Fu Zhi’s bed right now, wrapped in her pink blanket as though it was a cocoon. “Why do you want to invest in a movie? Not only is it lucrative and glamorous, but it is also a sophisticated and extremely risky undertaking. You have to hire the best actor, and who’s going to help me if the movie doesn’t do well?”
He touched his cheek and added worriedly, “I don’t have any marketable skills, and the only thing I have is my beauty. If you become so broke that you have to sleep on the street, do I have to sell my body and soul for both of us to survive?”
Fu Zhi replied expressionlessly, “You’re being paranoid.”
Ye Jiu then replied exasperatedly, “I’m definitely not being paranoid! What if a bossy president takes a liking to me while I’m selling my body? Well, it’s fine if she decides to keep me in a nice big house and take care of me with all her heart, but what if her ex-lover has renal disease and wants me to donate my kidney to him? What if her ex-lover harms himself and says that I’m the one who bullied him and she sends me to jail?”
‘Then, you will marry the bossy president’s mother,” Fu Zhi thought, but she did not say it out loud.
“Stop reading so many novels. They’re poisoning your mind.”
Ye Jiu paid her no mind, lying listlessly on her bed.
Fu Zhi pushed him and said, “I’m going to sleep. I still need to meet the movie director tomorrow.”
It was only then that Ye Jiu moved to the side reluctantly.
Fu Zhi asked, “Did you stay with Ye Shiyun for a while before?”
“Yeah, we stayed together when we were overseas, but ever since I came back, I have only stayed with Ye Jiu.”
“So do you know how to read a script?”
‘Is she asking me to help her?’
Ye Jiu’s eyes glowed, and he sat upright. “Yes!”
Then, before waiting for Fu Zhi to say anything, he said, “Why don’t I come with you to meet that movie director tomorrow? Maybe I can help you vet the script!”
“Hmm… That’s fine by me.”
Initially, Fu Zhi did not want him to come with her to meet Feng Bo. She wanted him to go to school and wait for her to bring the script back to him. However, since Ye Jiu had already offered, she decided to go along with it and said, “Then you should go to bed now so that you don’t oversleep tomorrow. We’re going to meet him at 6 o’clock in the morning, and then we will go to school at 7. Is that okay with you?”
She had promised Ye Qi that she would turn Ye Jiu into a good person. After he became a good person and proved that he would not be a danger to society, the law would not restrict Ye Qi and force him to stay with them anymore.
“Sounds good to me.”
Ye Jiu was a prince with a sensitive heart. Fu Zhi then gave him a piece of candy wrapped in pink-colored candy paper and said, “This is your reward.”
Ye Jiu’s eyes shone, and he gave Fu Zhi a hug.
“Yeah! Thank you, Zhizhi. You’re my favorite sister!”
Fu Zhi was speechless.
She silently pulled the few strands of hair that Ye Jiu had plucked from her head the other day out of a purse.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9…
Well, that was quite a lot.
Ye Jiu’s eyes widened in disbelief as he said, “I like you so much. I just made one small mistake. Why do you have to treat me like this?”
Shooting daggers at him, Fu Zhi reminded him, “One small mistake? What about the pink-colored villa, huh? You’re so unreasonable!”
“Unreasonable? You think I’m unreasonable?” Ye Jiu pinched her cheek with his fingers as he hissed, “I’m telling you how much I like you, but you just want to reason with me?!”
Fu Zhi: “???”
‘Hello, dad? Ye Jiu is bullying me again!!!’
The next day…
Fu Zhi and Ye Jiu arrived at the hotel room.
Feng Bo seemed a little nervous when Fu Zhi handed him the contract.
As he scanned it, he got lost in his own thoughts.
In reality, he had run a background check on Fu Zhi as well while Fu Zhi had been investigating him.
He knew that she had been adopted by the Lu Family and her biological parents were researchers.
Feng Bo had full faith in the researchers of the FZ Research Institute, so although Fu Zhi was young, he assumed that a child of researchers would not tell lies.
After having a tussle with himself inwardly, he decided to trust Fu Zhi and handed the complete version of the script to her.
Fu Zhi gave the script to Ye Jiu.
While he was flipping through the script, Fu Zhi said, “I think it’s pretty good. What do you think?”
“Well, I wouldn’t say it’s bad. It’s pretty hot-blooded and it may appeal to a certain group of people, but…”
Ye Jiu cocked his head to look at Fu Zhi. “I thought Ye San was going to take part in this movie? The company that is going to pick this project up is a small company that I’ve never heard of. What is it called again?”
“The Mu Corporation, but the collaboration has been terminated.”
Fu Zhi looked at Feng Bo, who was still reading through the contract, and said, “There are still some specifics in the contract that need to be finalized, and I plan to invest 300 to 400 million.”
Feng Bo was stunned. This was something he had not expected. Initially, he had thought that Fu Zhi was going to invest 80 million into the movie at most, and he might need to make do with some of his old equipment and machines.
Fu Zhi added, “Of course, you can always let me know if you’ve run out of funds. However, I have a few conditions. You have to be there throughout the entire production of the movie, and I don’t want any Tom, Dick, or Harry in the movie or any slotted-in advertisement. Speaking of the actors, do you have anyone in mind?”
“Ah… About that. I was thinking about Guang Yuan as the leading actor since he’s the best actor we’ve got right now. As for the supporting male character, I don’t have any suitable candidates yet…”
Fu Zhi then said, “Let Ye Shiyun play the supporting male character. He’s free.”
“But…” Feng Bo said, frowning. “Ye Shiyun only knows how to shout 1, 2, 3. This is a war movie, and he’s delicate, refined, and unaccustomed to hardships. Besides, the government has…”
“Don’t worry about that.” Fu Zhi interrupted him. “I will help you deal with him. I promise he’ll be as docile as a lamb and he will never say no to you when he’s there.”
Feng Bo was confused. Well, this condition was still acceptable, as it was much better compared to overhauling the entire script.
However, Ye Shiyun… Although he was very popular and he had a lot of fans, there were hundreds of millions of people in China!
Many people boycotted the dramas and movies he was featured in. Otherwise, the government would not reprimand him openly.
Feng Bo felt that this was going to be a challenge, but that could wait until later. Right now, he had one more important thing to do.
He mustered up the courage to say, “Can I get an advance of $500,000 from you? My wife is about to have surgery…”
If he had been given a choice, he would not have asked for an advance payment from Fu Zhi. As he was waiting anxiously for Fu Zhi’s reply, Fu Zhi just handed a bank card to him and said, “There is a million inside this card, and the password is 666666.”
“I will write you an IOU, or you can include it in the contract so that…”
“That’s not necessary.” After all, she was confident that Feng Bo would not run away. She patted Ye Jiu, and the two of them left.
Feng Bo felt warm. Ever since his movie had failed, his friends and relatives had been avoiding him and his family as if they were some sort of plague. His wife was sick, and the person who had finally helped him was a stranger he had only met a few times.
There were mixed feelings in Feng Bo’s heart.
He decided that he would do his best to make the movie successful. Otherwise, if anything bad happened to the movie, Fu Zhi would be in trouble, as she had used the money of the Lu Family to invest in it.
Ye Jiu was equally confused. He told Fu Zhi, “The Fu Corporation didn’t give you any money, so how do you have so much money to invest in the movie?”
“Well, I have about 200 million,” Fu Zhi said. “Although it’s not enough, we still have Ye Shiyun. He has taken part in many movies and dramas, so I’m very sure his pockets are loaded.”
Ye Jiu did not know what to say.
‘So you’re going to make him take part in your movie for free, and now you want him to invest in the movie as well? Well, that’s kinda brilliant…’
“Let’s do 100 million and leave the rest to Ye Shiyun,” Ye Jiu said. “We can use the rest of the money to buy ourselves some milk tea.”