The moment she lowered her head, water droplets dripped from her hair to the elevator floor.
Gu Xingze frowned slightly as he urged, "Dry your hair first. You were drenched in the rain. Don't catch a cold."
Seeing that she was drenched all over, he recalled that she had been in the rain for three hours just because he was not in the right frame of mind.
He pursed his lips, feeling a little guilty and worried. "Are you cold?"
"A little." She smiled in embarrassment. Catching the undisguised worry in his eyes, Yun Shishi suddenly broke into laughter.
He was amused by this. "Why are you laughing?"
"You're no longer so indifferent now," she answered frankly.
If not for the elevator malfunctioning, who knew how much longer would he treat her indifferently?
He was startled for a moment, then helplessly laughed, and clutched a corner of the blanket to dry her hair.
Out of nowhere, he blurted out, "I'm sorry."
She kept silent, though. Instead, she simply bowed her head and unlocked her phone. Opening the music application, she played a single from Gu Xingze's latest album.
The music dispelled the uneasy air caused by the silence in the elevator.
He sat down and leaned against her.
It seemed that, in this way, he could share his warmth to her.
A lot of the staff left once the production team finished packing the props.
Two hours passed, yet Mu Xi was still waiting for her artiste. She raised her hand to look at the time; it was already 12 AM.
Why was she not here yet?
She phoned her, but a robotic female voice indicated that, temporarily, the call could not get through.
She rushed to the hotel and saw the front desk clerk dozing off. Hence, she walked to the elevator and pressed a button, only to see a black display on one of the elevators, which had no reaction.
"Did the elevator break down?" she mumbled depressingly. "What a lousy hotel."
This hotel did not have any star rating, nor was it of a certain class, but because of its proximity to the shooting venue and its moderate scale – the others being either four stars or lousier – taking the budget into consideration, Lin Fengtian booked the whole second and tenth floor.
Of the two, all the rooms on the second floor were arranged for the staff's lodging, and the two rooms on the tenth floor were arranged for several main cast's use.
Of course, the main cast would certainly not stay in the hotel, but it was convenient when they were filming night scenes. Artistes like Yang Mi and Gu Xingze were usually transported by nanny vans, and most of the time, those rooms only served as resting areas for them.
Frankly speaking, this hotel was truly lousy. The reception clerks did not have the slightest professionalism, dozing off even during working hours. Now, despite one of the elevators not working properly, no one came to repair it right away.
Perhaps, it was a little late, and the maintenance staff had gone off duty?
Mu Xi did not give it much thought as she went up to the tenth floor and rushed to the room. However, upon opening the door, it was pitch-black inside.
It was as if no one had ever been there at all.
Surprised, she mustered up her courage to knock on the superstar's door, but no one responded.
No one was there, too.
When she returned to the first floor and passed the reception area, she moved to ask if any of the clerks had seen Yun Shishi. Alas, when she went over, the one working the night shift was dozing off.
Forget it. It's useless to ask, anyway.
They were all dozing off; what could they see?
She intended to inform them kindly that the elevator had broken down, so that someone could go there to repair it, but after seeing their working attitude, she felt angry and disinclined.