The shooting of the film was making good headway.
There were some scenes regarding the main storyline of the grown-up Yin Dongyu and Yin Xiachun, and the production team rushed to Huanyu Tower to capture the needed shots for these.
This was not because Lin Fengtian was being frugal with the expenses but rather because, in the novel, Yin Dongyu had joined a media company after graduation.
In all aspects, Huanyu's headquarters was extremely compatible with the novel's plot requirements.
In this specific scene, after graduating from high school, the two's parents started to notice that the relationship between Dongyu and Xiachun had crossed the boundaries of mere siblings.
Feeling uneasy, the couple thought of ways to put an end to the two siblings' immoral feelings. Therefore, they sent the girl to study abroad after graduating from high school.
Albeit reluctant, ultimately, she was unable to defy her parents' orders.
Moreover, for the sake of nipping their unethical feelings in the bud, her brother agreed to this arrangement and personally sent her off to the airport.
Once he was back, Yin Dongyu joined a media company and became the company's artistic director. Meanwhile, upon her return to the country, she also successfully entered the company.
This scene was scheduled to be shot at Huanyu Tower.
Previously, while they were in the middle of filming a scene, some paparazzi had dropped by to interview the production team of 'The Green Apple'.
Lin Fengtian was not very happy about that.
He did not like the media dropping by during taping without notice. He was hoping to build an air of suspense around this movie before its release, so he did not want the film's shooting process to be exposed to the public ahead of time.
Hence, he ruthlessly chased away all those paparazzi.
The reporters were disgruntled about this matter, but they could not do anything about it.
Truth be told, they had an ulterior motive for visiting the movie set.
With the pretense of a surprise visit to the set, they wanted to dig up any information about the real score between the two main leads, Gu Xingze and Yun Shishi.
Yun Shishi was leaving her dressing room when she bumped into Gu Xingze who happened to be passing by at the door. When the superstar saw her, he merely exchanged a perfunctory greeting with her before brushing past.
Cold, distant, and deliberately avoiding her.
Ever since that scene in the music room, although the movie's production team had returned to how it was before, the two were no longer as close to each other as in the past…
It could even be said that there was a large chasm existing between them now.
Sometimes, during filming, not a word would be exchanged by the two to each other.
She returned his smile and could not help feeling a slight disappointment in her heart. Still, she somewhat understood the reason for his change in attitude toward her.
Nonetheless, her disappointment was not for something else but, rather, for the loss of a dear friend.
Whereas she thought of the superstar as a friend, the latter thought differently.
He had affections for her, and they were the romantic kind.
He was unsure of when he started to feel this way for her.
Seeing her in a romantic light, he wanted to protect her and ensured that she would not come in harm's way.
However, that day in the music room opened his eyes to the cruel reality that he did not have the capability to snatch her away from Mu Yazhe.
If he were the head of the Gu family, he would perhaps have the chance to do so.
Alas, now, be it in power or influence, he had nothing to compare with his rival for her heart.
What was the point of fighting, then? He would be unable to best that man for her hands in this lifetime.
He was slightly embarrassed by this.
What was more disappointing was that she only ever saw him as a friend.
It was all just wishful thinking on his part. He had never been able to cause a ripple in her heart or make her waver in her decision.
Her feelings for him were purely platonic.
As such, he thought of a way to protect his heart from further heartbreak. If they were no longer as close as before, he would not fall any deeper. If he stopped falling deeper, he would stop getting hurt.