Chapter 28 – Left Home Without Looking at the Almanac
At the exact moment he looked over, Qiao Lian desperately hid behind a champagne tower to avoid his line of sight.
After tapping her frantically beating heart, she anxiously looked back.
Why had Shen Liangchuan come? When he had looked over just then… Was it because he had noticed her?
As she was thinking about this, she saw Shen Liangchuan change direction and walk to where she was.
Instantly, Qiao Lian panicked. She looked left and right and realized that there were no objects in her vicinity she could hide behind. At last, she gritted her teeth and quickly slid under the table!
The table on which the champagne tower was placed had an enormous red tablecloth covering it. The tablecloth was just large enough to cover her completely.
The moment she slid under the table, she heard the sound of the director exchanging greetings from right outside the tablecloth, “Best Actor Shen, it is our honour to have you come in support of our celebration party!”
Shen Liangchuan’s unique voice was so pleasant to hear that it could naturally make the listener feel fuzzy, “If it’s to celebrate Director Jia’s movie, I must come.”
When Qiao Lian heard this, she wanted to slap herself in the face!
How could she forget that during Shen Liangchuan’s initial foray into the entertainment industry, his first movie had been a collaboration with Director Jia? He had always shown respect towards Director Jia because of this!
Now what should she do?
Her large eyes rolled around wildly as she looked at the other end of the long table.
This long table not only had a champagne tower, but a wide variety of cakes as well. As such, the table was easily at least 10 meters long.
If she crawled to the other side of the table and quietly slipped out of it, Best Actor Shen would likely not be able to see her, right?
Qiao Lian laid on the floor and used both her hands and feet as she started to crawl. However, when she had only crawled a few steps, she felt her dress get hooked onto something.
She turned her head and as she looked back, she realized!
She had worn an elegant and long red dress today. When she crawled under the table just now, the hem of her dress had accidentally stayed outside of the table and had blended in with the tablecloth. At this moment, it just so happened that Shen Liangchuan’s leather shoes were stepping on it!
Qiao Lian froze in fright before trying to tug her dress back. However, she was afraid of utilizing too much force, as Shen Liangchuan might notice something peculiar. Thus, she only tried tugging it twice and then didn’t dare to touch it again.
Boo hoo hoo hoo!
When she had left the mansion today, she clearly had not looked at the almanac.
Outside, Director Jia was still talking, “Is your schedule already filled up for the next two years? Can’t you just accept one more movie? Isn’t one movie per year too little for you?”
Shen Liangchuan answered passively, “Ultimately, I need to leave some time for myself.”
Director Jia sighed, “You’re right.”
Qiao Lian wondered, “Are they not finished yet?”
They had already been talking for half an hour. She had been hiding under the table that entire time, and her legs were already starting to numb.
“God, please, someone save me!” she begged internally.
Perhaps someone actually heard her inner plea, because someone soon walked over and said, “Best Actor Shen, I cannot believe that I would see you here!”
When Shen Liangchuan turned around, he finally lifted his leg.
Qiao Lian’s heart leapt for joy. She successfully tugged the hem of her dress back inside and then hurriedly crawled forward, all the while thinking that in her entire life, she had never been so agile. She was virtually more stealthy than a cat and more nimble than a dog!
At last, she crawled to the other end of the table. Lifting up the tablecloth, she glanced around. Seeing that nobody was paying attention in her direction, she slowly stood up.
Glancing at Shen Liangchuan, she saw that he was turning his back on her. She had just breathed a sigh of relief when she suddenly heard an astonished voice coming from the side, saying, “Qiao Lian?!”
She looked back and saw Su Meimei wearing a waitress outfit. She was currently holding a tray of desserts and looking at her in astonishment!
Without waiting for a reply, Su Meimei grabbed her arm and loudly asked, “Why are you here?”
Her voice was too loud and caused everybody in the vicinity to look in her direction.
Qiao Lian’s heart thumped once. She could feel a cold gaze land on her back without even having to turn her head!
Shen Liangchuan… had seen her!