“Are you not afraid that the media would claim that you’re a kept woman if they find out about your relationship?” Song Meng asked.
Yun Xiangxiang and Song Mian’s relationship wasn’t ready to be announced as she was still young. However, they could not hide it for a lifetime.
When it is publicly announced one day, the media will rip it apart. They might even completely deny all her efforts. Was it possible that she had to go to court to prove her innocence?
Yun Xiangxiang looked at Song Meng amusedly, “Those that are bitter of you and intend to defame you will make a fuss about whatever you do. If I mind such little things, then I don’t deserve to be in this circle.”
She was not so fragile. She was afraid of being denied, but that kind of fear was on the premise that she had not even tried hard yet. These were the facts, and she was not ashamed of it.
As long as her work was good enough, and her acting skills were well refined, others would envy her having a good life. Could they still claim that her success stemmed from nothing but luck?
“As for being a kept woman, I don’t mind slapping people in the face with a marriage certificate.” Yun Xiangxiang paused and sneered.
She and Song Mian were in a normal relationship. She did not use Song Mian’s relations to deprive anyone of their resources, nor did she use his power to bully others.
The word kept would never be used to label her. She believed that if she nodded her head, Song Mian could not wait to drag her to the Civil Affairs bureau fast enough.
What was wrong for a normal husband and wife to help each other?
If she would not ask for help from her own man when she faced difficulties, who else would she expect help from?
Looking at Yun Xiangxiang’s righteous expression, Song Meng understood that Yun Xiangxiang was strong but moderate. She had self-esteem but was not pedantic.
When they arrived at their floor, Song Meng and Yun Xiangxiang said goodnight and got out of the elevator.
Yun Zhibin and Su Xiuling were waiting for her to get home. They were relieved once she returned home.
The main reason was that they felt embarrassed to call and urge her to come back, as they knew that many actors worked late into the night.
Besides, He Wei took the trouble to contact Yun Xiangxiang so late. They felt a bit rude to call.
“I went to meet the director, and we discussed the film script. Mom, dad, get some rest soon.” Yun Xiangxiang took the initiative to explain to them.
It was almost eleven o’clock, Su Xiuling and Yun Zhibin naturally did not want to delay their daughter’s time, so they went back upstairs.
Yun Xiangxiang retired to bed early. “Flying Sky” auditioned at 10 o’clock in the morning at Huan Yu Century Entertainment. He Wei would pick her up.
It was about 7:30 a.m. when their family had just finished breakfast. Song Mian arrived with various sized bags.
“You just had to come. Why did you still buy so much stuff? It’s too much of an expense.” Su Xiuling still opened the door.
“These are not anything store-bought. These are all fruits and vegetables grown from my own home. There are some medicinal herbs too.” Song Mian explained, “Xiangxiang said that she could not accompany you today, so she got me to come and see if there was anything I could help with. I thought that since you have not tasted my cooking before, this would be the chance for me to perform.”
Song Mian’s words were unpretentious and down-to-earth. Even Yun Zhibin could not find fault with it, so he could only hum lightly to express his dissatisfaction.
“I heard Xiangxiang mention that you’re good at cooking.” Su Xiuling ignored Yun Zhibin, “It seems that we have the blessing to have good food today.”
Standing behind the armchair, Yun Xiangxiang said to Yun Zhibin, “Dad, Ah Mian is very good at playing Go. Haven’t you always had no opponents?”
Yun Zhibin finally took a straight look at Song Mian, and reluctantly said in that kind tone, “Then we could play a set or two later.”
“Dad, if you lose, you are not allowed to use the status of an elder to suppress others,” said Yun Xiangxiang frankly.
Yun Zhibin glared at her with anger, “Sure enough, daughters will always side with the outsiders!”
“What are you talking about?” Su Xiuling was unhappy. She was also a female, after all.
Yun Zhibin cleared his throat and opened the newspaper, pretending that nothing happened.
“There is still some time. I will accompany you to sort out the ingredients.” Yun Xiangxiang took Song Mian into the kitchen.
Su Xiuling didn’t keep up and specially gave them space. After all, he was under their noses, and there was nothing to worry about.
“I don’t know if I can make it back by noon.” Yun Xiangxiang looked at the tender vegetables. All of them were her favorites.
“I’ll send it to you,” said Song Mian smiling.
“Don’t trouble yourself over it. I’ll try my best to come back. If I really can’t make it, we still have many days ahead of us.” At most, she could just eat at the Song residence. Uncle Song was pleased to see her and Yun Lin anyway.
Song Mian’s gentle gaze penetrated a little bit of pampering smile. He looked at Yun Xiangxiang and started working on sorting out the ingredients with her.
Yun Xiangxiang suddenly thought of what happened yesterday and said, “I met a director with Brother Wei last night. It was a new script…”
She told Song Mian about the plot, including the discussion with Wei Shanwen and Wei Shanwen’s proposal.
“So what he wants is big.” If you wanted to use a helicopter to overlook it, then the area would be at least tens of thousands of square meters.
It was not that there were no such super luxurious houses in China, but most of them were ancestral homes. In tradition, the children that have not been separated from their family would live there.
Such a place’s significance was extraordinary, and it was impossible to use it for shooting, just like the Song residence.
It was indeed rare in China that independent people usually occupied such large areas.
“I feel like that is the meaning.” What they wanted was the visual effect. It did not necessarily have to be expensive, but it would need to be grand.
Such a complete mansion was hard to find. It was not that it didn’t exist, but it couldn’t be taken down for shooting.
If there was no way around it, then Wei Shanwen could only compromise and work with luxury hotels. They would assemble the shots after shooting in various locations.
“Must it be in Asia?” Song Mian asked after thinking about it seriously.
“I think the reason he hopes for it to be in Asia is so that there would not be too many western elements in the frame.” Yun Xiangxiang guessed.
“This is not a problem. I have a private house in the Maple Leaf estate. The dense forest covers an area of more than 100,000 square meters. The house is a Western-style building, but the decoration is purely Chinese.”
Song Mian was busy talking while being occupied with the things in hand, but when he did not hear Yun Xiangxiang’s reply in a while, he couldn’t help but look up.
Yun Xiangxiang was shocked, silly. She was already stunned at the two thousand square meters from before. Now there was another hundred thousand square meter house.
“Isn’t that at least a few football fields…” Yun Xiangxiang asked slowly.
“En.” Song Mian nodded with a smile.
“I want to know how much you paid to buy it.” Let the storm come harder. One would be numb after being stimulated too much.
‘It didn’t cost any money. Someone gave it to me as medical fees.” Song Mian replied quietly, “It just so happens that it is not in my name.”
In fact, he had a lot of properties that were not in his name, so even if Yun Xiangxiang used it, nothing scandalous would happen in the future.
Their family’s ancestral home was in Suzhou. There had not been any owner living in it. It was fine to be used for filming. The market price of their home was higher than this one. This house was not that big, but it was under his name.