Chapter 602: A Dog that Wanted a Bone
Ning Shu brought Mai Douer back to the apartment. On the entire drive there, Mai Douer’s face was pale and she looked dazed.
As soon as they got back to the apartment, she threw herself onto the sofa, grabbed a pillow, and started crying her lungs out.
Although the sound of Mai Douer’s crying tugged on one’s heart, Ning Shu actually felt refreshed. It was the original host’s feelings.
Due to Mai Douer, Chen Xi had lost her job and her place in Jiangcheng’s entertainment circles, then was raped and killed by hoodlums. She didn’t even get a grave since her corpse was tossed into the ocean.
Perhaps Mai Douer had no idea that someone would meet such a terrible end just because she had said a few words. At that time, she had probably been bathing in blessed happiness with Mo Juefeng.
How could she have possibly noticed something like this?
Ning Shu sat down and propped up her chin as she observed Mai Douer. The lively purity that Mai Douer had started out with was being sanded away.
Due to encountering Mo Juefeng, Mai Douer was able to swim willfully however she wanted in the large fish tank of the entertainment world, but without Mo Juefeng, Mai Douer was nothing.
Ning Shu had ruined Mai Douer and Mo Juefeng’s first night, so without this event tying them together, there was no way for things to suddenly develop further between them.
Mai Douer cried herself to exhaustion. Finally, she wiped at her tears as she turned around, only to find that her manager was currently looking at her with a very calm and indifferent gaze. It caused her to feel an abrupt chill.
She suddenly felt fearful of this manager. She felt like something was off, but she couldn’t pinpoint what it was exactly.
Ning Shu said, “Don’t cry anymore. You’ve already cried so many times. You never used to be such a crybaby, so why does it seem like you’re always soaking in bitter water these days?”
Mai Douer sobbed. Why was her path to becoming an actress so hard? Sometimes she would get the feeling that her life wasn’t supposed to be like this.
However, reality made her want to fall apart. Ning Shu continued, “Work hard and film this drama properly. This is the first drama of your life, so do your best.”
Mai Douer nodded, then asked, “Big Sis Chen, you’ll help me, right? You’re the only one I can rely on now.”
Ning Shu smiled lightly, “Of course I’ll help you.”
Mai Douer stared at Ning Shu in a daze. It was clearly a gentle smile, but for some reason, she felt that it was cold. She told herself that she must be imagining things.
As of now, Mai Douer found that it was hard for her to advance even a single step in this career, so she wanted to curry favor with her manager.
It was only now that she realized that her fate was in her manager’s hands. Her future development would depend entirely upon her manager’s mood.
After going through all of that, she had abandoned some of her past ideals and instinctively started doing things that would be the most beneficial to her.
To put it plainly, Mai Douer was trying to adapt to the way the entertainment world worked in hopes of making her life a little easier.
In the past, whenever she encountered things that was against her view of the world, she would feel pained, but now she had chosen to compromise.
Ning Shu nodded. “You’re one of the talents I manage, so of course I hope that you’ll be able to achieve success since it’ll also be beneficial to me. It’s just a mutually beneficial relationship.”
“Thank you, Big Sis Chen.” Mai Douer took Ning Shu’s arm and swung it in a childish manner.
The feeling Mai Douer gave Ning Shu right now was that she was a dog that wanted a bone. She was trying to gain benefits through actions that curried favor.
Ning Shu really wanted Mo Juefeng to come have a look at his pure true love now. She no longer had the resolution she once possessed and these recent experiences had already worn away all the purity she once had.
She wondered if Mo Juefeng would still be attracted to Mai Douer when she was like this? People whose lives were surrounded by pretentious and dirty things tended to feel an unstoppable attraction towards innocence and light, and Mai Douer had once just happened to be this ray of light.