"All right. Everyone, back to your positions and be on standby!"
A few makeup artists quickly went to the two and touched up their appearances.
A staff member brought over the slate and positioned it in front of the camera. "'The Green Apple', Scene 9, Take 1, and… action!"
The ninth scene was set in the music room.
Everything was consumed in darkness, and one could only gaze up on a starless sky.
Within the pitch-black classroom, a narrow slit suddenly appeared at the window; someone drew the curtains aside from the window edge to let the beautiful and luminous moonlight stream into the room.
Yin Dongyu, played by Gu Xingze, leaned against the windowsill and looked around with wary eyes.
Yun Shishi, who quickly went into character as Yin Xiachun, huddled next to him. Carefully tugging at his sleeve, she asked, "Brother, are you sure about this?"
"Mm! The teacher on duty already made his rounds and left for the dorms to rest. There isn't anyone left in the music department." Yin Dongyu spoke faintly. Quickly after, he signaled his sister with his eyes. "Wait for me outside, hm?"
"Okay. Be careful." Yin Xiachun wiggled her head in understanding, a cheeky smile emerging on her face.
He grappled on to the ledge of the window and, with an agile leap, he landed on the windowsill and into the room next.
She hurriedly made her way to the entrance of the room just as the door was unlocked from the inside. Her brother's bright and satisfied look subsequently entered her sight.
"Brother is the best!" She let out a soft yet excited squeal before stepping in.
"Shh! Quiet!" Worried that her squeal would alert the security making the rounds, he lifted his hand and sent a finger flick to her forehead.
"Ouch. It hurts…"
She placed her hands over her forehead and threw him an indignant glare.
Exchanging glances, they drew all the curtains in the music room shut. After ensuring that they were firmly closed, one of the lights was then turned on.
A warm spot of light cast down on to an exquisitely designed Yamaha grand piano.
"Wow… What a beautiful piano!"
She hovered a hand over her lips to cover her awe. Her breath was almost taken away. She circled around the piano and surveyed it a couple of times. Joy overflowed from her features.
All the romantic, music fantasies of a teenage girl bloomed on her face.
She loved to sit next to him whenever his younger self practiced playing the piano, and she became besotted with observing him try a monotonous piece of music repeatedly.
She was infatuated with that pair of long and slender hands pressing on the piano keys. In addition, his fingertips, which were smooth like ceramic, looked absolutely stunning as they danced around the black and white keys of the instrument.
The moonlight outside poured in and projected its brilliance onto his handsome side-profile.
With his back turned against its rays, his silhouette formed a silent yet lovely scene.
She did not come to like the piano at first; her fascination and love for it stemmed from her brother's infatuation with it.
He helplessly glanced at her repeatedly going around the piano. With his hands tucked in his pockets, he pulled his lips upward to form a gentle yet loving arch.
"Brother, how much does this piano cost?"
She inquired earnestly and stroked the piano longingly, her movement akin to a devout praying.
"It's very expensive."
"How expensive is expensive?"
"Erm… about 200,000 yuan." He thought it over before telling her.
She was completely flabbergasted at the price; her eyes bulged to the size of bronze bells in her disbelief.
"It must sound great then!"
"Yes. It's a piano strictly for concert use!"
Lin Fengtian examined the scene through the monitor as he stroked his chin lightly.
The story was progressing in an unbelievably smooth pace.
Be it of the superstar or the newbie, every movement and detail of their characters was executed to the point.