"Why can't I kiss you?"
"You can't!" Gu Xingze, who was fully engrossed in his role by then, replied in a heavy tone. "And neither can I." He roughly pulled his sleeve away from her hand, walked toward the window, and stood in front of it.
"Why can't we?" Yin Xiachun stared at his back miserably. "I like you, and you like me. Isn't that good enough?!"
She howled her last sentence and almost broke her voice.
Lin Fengtian sat at the monitor screen; his body was almost shaking with hyped emotions.
"It's just too good—the tension is overwhelming! Oh, my god…"
This Yun Shishi is really exceptional!
Indeed, he had good foresight!
In the screen, Yin Dongyu was seen turning to face his sister abruptly. He, with his bloodshot eyes, held her shoulders painfully tight and screamed back, "You are my sister, and I'm your brother! Do you understand? This is why we can't be together, and we shouldn't be together; understand?!"
"Why can't we be together?" The young and naïve Yin Xiachun, who could not fathom his rationale, persisted. "I can't do without you, brother."
"We share the same blood. We are siblings. It's incest! Incest! Do you understand now?" He held her gaze tightly, as if trying to wake her up from this dream.
She broke out into a cold and bitter laugh. Clasping his hands with hers, she stacked them together. "Is this the reason?" Her wet eyes looked at him mournfully as she said, "If this is the reason, then let me cut it open with a knife. I'll let the blood in my body run clean. Is that enough—"
"Shut up! Are you a fool or are you threatening me?"
He clasped her lips tightly as his heart thumped with fear over her angry words.
She broke down without warning. Plunging headlong into his arms, she sobbed weakly and helplessly. "I really don't want to see you with another girl! It makes my heart ache and causes me to feel pain. Brother, I really like you. There's nothing I can do about it. I wish I can control my feelings, but I can't."
He seemed to lose his will and power as well. His arms hung loosely at his flanks as he ceaselessly muttered, "We can't be together… This isn't allowed…"
"Bro…" Tears rolled down her cheeks and slipped into the side of her lips. She opened her mouth a few times, but no words came forth.
He hugged her, full of heartache. Sorrow and pain lined his eyes as his brows knitted helplessly at their plight.
This scene was supposed to end at this hug.
However, strangely, the director did not stop them with a bellow of 'cut'. The filming set fell into a deafening silence.
Without further instructions from the director, Yun Shishi did not know how to proceed.
Why is the director not giving instructions even though the scene has come to an end?
Gu Xingze looked up and his eyes froze.
She noted his startled expression. Quizzical, she also turned to look at Lin Fengtian, who was in front of the monitor.
With a look of trepidation and fear, the director stood with his back ramrod straight as he stared in the direction of the door.
Bewildered, she followed the direction of his gaze to her back and the music room entrance.
The door was wide open.
From the outside, the night was dark and heavy.
A tall and lean figure was standing high at the door. The man wore a black shirt that seemed to blend into the black skyline.