859 A Million Times for You 221
She was initially supposed to act out a scene wherein she was frail and suffering a cramp in her leg. However, she had actually suffered a real cramp.
She slowly sank down the water of the pond. However, it was not time for the male lead to save her yet. The diver inside the water handed her the breathing tube, after which she took a few breaths of oxygen and handed it back to him. Yan Ge dived into the pond.
He reached out to grab her hand and pulled her upward.
Keeping a mouthful of water in her mouth, Fang Erlan closed her eyes and pretended to pass out while Yan Ge pulled her out of the water.
The CPR scene was the third time the male and female leads would be sharing a kiss in the drama.
Fang Erlan had given him all three of her first kisses.
She felt like she was on the losing end because of that fact.
He was already an expert at kissing and yet she was just a rookie.
Somehow, she decided to muster the courage and be willful for once.
According to the script, she was supposed to cough out the water in her mouth, after which he would continue to say his lines to her.
However, Fang Erlan opened her eyes slowly while Yan Ge was performing CPR on her and proceeded to throw her arms around his neck before giving him a deep, passionate kiss right in front of everyone.
Her mind had gone blank, and all she could see and feel was Yan Ge's eyes and the warmth of his lips.
To her surprise, the director did not yell for them to stop.
None of the crew members saw anything amiss with it at all.
The supporting actress was instantly dumbfounded.
I don't remember there being a kiss in this scene that I'm involved in as well. What is going on?
Did the Director add it on? Or did Fang Erlan take things into her own hands?
She stepped forward and asked softly, "Director, did you add this scene?"
Jing Tian admitted, "Yes. I think it'll make the scene much better. I didn't tell you because it wouldn't affect your parts."
The supporting actress felt much more relieved, thinking to herself that Fang Erlan probably wouldn't have had the guts to include additional scenes herself.
Yan Ge was coerced into the kiss because Fang Erlan had her arms around his neck and, thus, he had no choice but to play along.
Fang Erlan only let go of him after she snapped back to reality.
She continued to narrate her lines and acted out the remaining parts of the scene.
Fang Erlan was filled with panic and wished that she could run away the moment the director yelled "cut."
She had no idea what had gotten into her earlier, and she thought to herself that she must have been out of her mind.
Xiao Yue handed Fang Erlan a shawl, which the latter then wrapped around herself before scrambling toward the fitting room.
Fang Erlan's heart was still racing when she returned to her room.
She felt as if her heart was about to jump out of her chest.
She felt so embarrassed that she wished she could drown herself to death.
What was I doing just now?
What is Yan Ge going to think of me from now on? He'll hate me, won't he?
What would Director think?
Fang Erlan squatted down as a million questions flooded her mind.
She changed into another costume and headed to the makeshift makeup room.
Yan Ge had already changed into his outfit and was getting his makeup done. They held each other's gazes, after which Fang Erlan quickly looked away. She was too guilty and afraid to look at him.
She felt that he must be thinking she was a shameless, wanton woman.
She felt even more embarrassed at the thought of what he could possibly be thinking of her.
She remained seated quietly and allowed the makeup artist and hairstylist to redo her makeup and hair.
An awkward silence filled the air.
Once she was done with being groomed, Yan Ge finally broke his silence and said to the stylists and assistants, "You guys, go out first."
Fang Erlan was left alone with him in the makeup room.
She suddenly felt ill at ease and had no idea what he wanted to say to her.
However, she decided to apologize first, "I'm sorry."
"Why did you do that?"
"I'm sorry," she repeated, unsure of what else to say.
Yan Ge stood up and walked toward her. "Look up."
Fang Erlan raised her head slowly and met his menacing eyes.
"Don't tell me you've fallen for me?" he asked.
Shaking her head, Fang Erlan answered, "I haven't."
"Why did you do that, then?"
"I just thought it was unfair to me because I had given you the first three kisses of my life."
It had never crossed Yan Ge's mind that that would be the reason for her actions.
Feeling a little dumbfounded, he pursed his lips and rebuked, "Are your brains fried?"
"Yes, by you."
Yan Ge did not say much else and left straight away.
Fang Erlan was at a complete loss.
After filming ended for the day, Jing Tian pulled Fang Erlan aside and said softly, "That kiss scene you added was great, but don't make decisions on your own again."
"Director, I'm sorry, I…"
Jing Tian comforted her, "It's alright, I won't spout any nonsense. I've also told the other actors that I was the one who arranged for there to be an additional scene."
"Thank you, Director."
"Okay, you've had a long day, go get some food and rest. You still have to resume work tomorrow."
Fang Erlan was in low spirits during dinner and did not have much to eat.
She returned to her allocated room to see that Xiao Yue had already laid the sheets and duvet on the bed. However, she was not sleepy at all.
After all, she had had a long nap earlier in the day.
"Sis Erlan, I'm going to bed now, I'm a little tired."
"Alright, go ahead, I'm going out for a stroll."
Tourists were prohibited from entering the filming location, and there were no other strangers in sight, apart from some crew members and actors.
Fang Erlan unlocked the nanny van with the key and got inside.
She closed the door and leaned back against the chair quietly.
Fang Erlan looked out of the window and caught sight of two figures walking, one in front of the other.
It was Yan Ge and that young girl.
Aren't they afraid of being caught by the paparazzi by showing up together here?
They entered Yan Ge's room together.
If she was Yan Ge's ex-girlfriend, why would he allow her to show up here? He's even so brazen as to let her into his room.
If she was his current girlfriend, why didn't she dare to call Yan Ge and instead waited outside the door?
Fang Erlan opened the door and alighted from the car.
Clad in a coat, she walked toward his door and stopped in her tracks when she was almost there.
What has this got to do with me? It's his business even if they make it onto the tabloids.
Thus, Fang Erlan decided to return to her own room.
Noticing that Xiao Yue was already sound asleep, she removed her shoes and lay down in bed.
Since there was no Wi-Fi available, she had no choice but to surf the internet using her 2G mobile data network, which was pathetically slow.
She decided to scroll through webpages to kill some time.
All of a sudden, something unusual popped up on her screen.
There seemed to be a glitch on her mobile screen and the music app continuously appeared on her screen even without her command.
The screen was scrolled to the bottom of the playlist and a song was played.
Fang Erlan shrieked in terror and gave Xiao Yue a push to wake her up. She then immediately got out of bed and put on her shoes before scrambling outside.
At this moment, she realized that Xiao Yue was remaining as still as a statue.
Fang Erlan called her name a few times, to no avail.
Jing Tian and Jing Shui had yet to return to their rooms. Right after they heard her shriek, they saw her scurrying out of the room.
"Erlan, what's wrong?"
"Director… hurry and bring Xiao Yue out. Grab my bag as well. I'll tell you guys what happened later."
Jing Tian instructed a few crew members to proceed accordingly.
The crew members zoomed out of the room in fear soon after they entered.
Jing Tian asked, "Just what's going on?"
"Xiao Yue… Xiao Yue is holding… a knife and slitting herself."
Fang Erlan was frightened out of her senses and frantically said, "She must have been possessed by an evil spirit. Director, quickly call Sis Xiaoning here. Hurry."