Chapter 595: That day, I suddenly thought of shooting a movie
Yu Jiaojiao said via secret sound transmission, “Shuhang, do you know the author?”
“Gao Moumou is a friend of mine, and also my roommate,” Song Shuhang replied via secret sound transmission, not knowing whether to laugh or cry.
“…” Yu Jiaojiao.
Could there really be such a coincidence?! There were more than 8 billion people in the whole world in 2019… and the webnovel author she casually decided to kidnap just happened to be Song Shuhang’s roommate and friend? Then, would the mangaka she was planning to kidnap next be Song Shuhang’s great-aunt or something?!
Song Shuhang braced himself and entered the small black room. He casually pulled a chair and sat down in front of Gao Moumou. Then, he shot a glance at the extravagant office chair Gao Moumou was sitting on. From the looks of it, Gao Moumou seemed to be rather enjoying his life here?
The two maidservants in the rear gently smiled and closed the door of the room.
Gao Moumou poured Song Shuhang a drink and asked, “Shuhang, you said you had an important matter to take care of on the phone. Have you already taken care of it?”
“I’ve found a way to solve the problem. Now, I just have to patiently wait for it to be solved. I don’t have to worry about it anymore,” Song Shuhang said with a smile. At the same time, his vision fell on Gao Moumou and the computer in front of him.
He was looking for an opportunity to explain to Gao Moumou what was going on. After all, they were close friends, and he would feel bad if he were to keep deceiving him, especially since he was the main reason Yu Jiaojiao had kidnapped him locked him inside a small black room.
“Since you came here so quickly, did you happen to be close by?” Gao Moumou asked about this matter.
Song Shuhang forced a smile and said, “Yes, you can say this was the case.”
Gao Moumou looked at Shuhang strangely. He felt that the way Shuhang was acting today was somewhat different than usual. In addition, within this half a month they hadn’t seen each other, Shuhang seemed to have gotten taller and stronger…?
Gao Moumou also added, “Earlier, I called Tubo and Yangde as well. Tubo said that he was at his grandfather’s place and would come here only tomorrow at noon. As for Yangde, he said he wanted to spend the whole night finishing a small program. He will come here after he wakes up tomorrow afternoon. Tomorrow, the four of us will be able to have a get-together and happily drink together.”
Song Shuhang nodded and said, “Good.”
He held the cup with the drink with both hands and took a sip.
How should he explain the situation to Gao Moumou?
If he were too direct, he might ruin their friendship! But if he were to speak in a roundabout way, he might cause an even bigger misunderstanding if he wasn’t clear enough.
Gao Moumou sat on the office chair and gently pushed his glasses up.
As expected, there was something wrong with Shuhang. Since he had entered the room and seen him, he had been in a daze. In addition, was he really not curious as to why he was inside this villa?
Under normal circumstances, Shuhang would have given him a warm hug right after entering the room. Then, he would have immediately asked him why he had held the meeting inside this villa.
Gao Moumou crossed his arms and propped his chin up, looking at Song Shuhang through his lenses. For some reason, he felt as though Song Shuhang already knew everything… as though he already knew the reason he was inside the villa…
After pondering for a moment, Gao Moumou said, “Shuhang, I need to tell you a secret.”
Song Shuhang raised his head and asked, “What secret?”
“Actually… I concealed the truth from you the last time we were chatting. I’m a webnovel author, and I’ve been writing webnovels for many years now,” Gao Moumou said.
When he decided to call over Song Shuhang, Tubo, and Yangde as guests, he was clear that he couldn’t keep this secret anymore. After all, from now on, he would have to write from 20,000 to 30,000 characters every day to please Yu Jiaojiao. Therefore, it was better to tell them about this matter directly.
“I see.” Song Shuhang slightly nodded. The topic of the conversation was finally going in that direction!
Gao Moumou still had his arms crossed and was propping his chin up… weirdly enough, Song Shuhang wasn’t surprised in the slightest after hearing his secret!
“Then… a few days ago, I told you that a very good-looking female reader added me, right? You should still remember her. After all, that Yu Jiaojiao was an incredible beauty, and I even sent you her picture, planning to introduce her to you guys who were still single,” Gao Moumou continued.
“Yes, I remember.” Song Shuhang nodded silently. He had a deep impression of this scene.
Yu Jiaojiao, who was sitting on Shuhang’s shoulder, covered her face with her small claws. The current development was simply too bizarre. In particular, when she heard Gao Moumou narrate this matter, her embarrassment cancer suddenly flared up.
Deeply aggrieved, Gao Moumou said, “Afterward, that reader called Yu Jiaojiao used some unknown method to convince my parents and dragged me here to this place, locking me up in a small black room and forcing me to incessantly write every day. I was told to write at least from 20,000 to 30,000 characters every day. Otherwise, I wouldn’t receive any meals!”
“…” Song Shuhang.
At this time, his whole face was frozen. He had no idea what kind of expression to face Gao Moumou with.
“But on the other hand, the meals here aren’t bad. During each meal, I can easily eat three big bowls of rice; that rice tastes really good. Even without garnishing, I can eat two big bowls of it,” Gao Moumou continued with his explanation.
Of course, it was because that was spirit rice!
Then, Gao Moumou said with a mysterious air, “In addition, something very special was added to the dishes. I’ve eaten these dishes for several days, and I’ve felt full of energy since then. Beyond that, some internal injuries I had also disappeared. And from what I’m told, the raw materials used won’t cause any complications in the future. I plan to wait until it’s time to leave to ask Yu Jiaojiao to give me the materials of the ‘energizing medicinal liquid’, ‘body tempering liquid’, and so on. Once I’m back, I’ll have my family members try them as well.”
Due to Yu Jiaojiao’s words from earlier carrying a powerful ‘persuasive’ power, Gao Moumou now firmly believed in the efficacy of the energizing medicinal liquid and body tempering liquid.
Gao Moumou continued narrating his story.
The nearby Song Shuhang could only keep nodding.
After Gao Moumou finished his story, Song Shuhang faintly sighed and asked, “Old Gao, didn’t you consider… running away from this place?”
You were kidnapped and brought here to write chapters, right?
You got locked inside a small black room, and as if that wasn’t enough, you won’t get to eat a meal unless you finish writing the required number of chapters first!
Why did you have a happy expression on your face just now?! And how can you eat three big bowls of rice during each meal given the situation you are in?!
The way Gao Moumou was acting was completely different than the usual him! One had to remember that Gao Moumou was the most mature member in the dormitory and was usually the one to take care of Song Shuhang and the others.
“Running away from this place?” Gao Moumou, who still had his arms crossed, propping his chin up, was dumbfounded.
F*ck. What he said makes sense. Why didn’t I try to run away from this place?
It was rather strange, but since he was kidnapped and locked inside the small black room, he had somehow accepted his fate, starting to write chapters in exchange for meals—even if Yu Jiaojiao never tried to starve him.
Anyway, why hadn’t he considered running away from there?
Even after he got the address of the place from the maidservant, he never considered running away; neither did he think of secretly using the address, telling Song Shuhang and the others to call for help and save him.
Is it due to those delicious meals I’m getting every day?
But I’m not a foodie!
Gao Moumou was in a dilemma.
But right at this time, Yu Jiaojiao gave Song Shuhang a supercilious look and said via secret sound transmission, “It’s due to a mental suggestion.”
Since she had kidnapped Gao Moumou and locked him inside a small black room, she had taken precautions and would not allow him to run away that easily!
If she were to lock Gao Moumou inside a real iron cage, it would put a lot of pressure on his mind. How could he happily write novels under such circumstances? Perhaps the only novel he would write at that time would be one about his tragic life inside the small black room.
Such being the case, Yu Jiaojiao used the mental suggestion trick. Since she was a half-mermaid, Yu Jiaojiao was extremely skilled in such techniques.
Since she used the mental suggestion, the thought of running away from this place never crossed Gao Moumou’s mind. He would happily eat, write chapters, sleep, and hand them over to Yu Jiaojiao.
“…” Song Shuhang.
As expected, having people such as immortals, superhumans, and aliens as readers was the scariest thing for an author… after all, one would have no idea as to the type of unreasonable trickery they would resort to to speed up the release rate.
Luckily, I’m not interested in writing novels or anything of the sort,
Song Shuhang thought to himself.
Then, after being in a dilemma for quite some time, Gao Moumou clenched his teeth and said, “Shuhang, we’ll come up with a plan to escape from this place tomorrow when Tubo and Yangde are also here.”
“…” Song Shuhang.
Shuhang shot a glance at Yu Jiaojiao, who was sitting on his shoulder. Perhaps it wasn’t such a good idea to discuss the plan to escape right in front of the kidnapper?
“No, no, no, wait. We can’t escape immediately. I still wanted to let you guys have a taste of the meals here. Their effects are truly excellent. I’ve eaten here just for a few days and almost got a six-pack again. You don’t even need to exercise to have a perfectly fit body. It’s simply a dream!” Gao Moumou sighed with emotion.
“…” Song Shuhang.
It seemed that Gao Moumou had written so many chapters that he had gone crazy!
“But even if the meals here are pretty good, I still want to get out of this place. Therefore, Shuhang, I’ll have to ask you to take a stroll around the villa tomorrow and see if you can find a good escape route. I’m sure that Miss Yu Jiaojiao won’t limit your movements in any way. You can exploit this point.”
Song Shuhang faintly sighed.
If things kept going on like this, and he didn’t tell Gao Moumou the truth immediately, the misunderstanding would keep getting bigger and bigger, just like a snowball rolling downward. If he were to tell him the truth too late, he might really ruin their friendship.
Thereupon, Song Shuhang said, “Old Gao, I also have a secret I need to tell you.”
“Let’s hear it.” Gao Moumou crossed his arms and propped chin up, saying, “Since the moment you came here, it looked as though you were suffering from constipation. You surely had something on your mind. I’ve been waiting for a long time to hear this sentence of yours.”
“In that case, let me say this first. Don’t get angry after you hear what I have to say, alright?” Song Shuhang promptly warned Gao Moumou.
Gao Moumou smiled and said in an exaggerated manner, “Shuhang, we are good friends! Don’t worry, I’m pretty sure that our friendship can get through any storm!”
“I see. In that case, I’ll start!” Song Shuhang cleared his throat. “Now then, from where should I begin… alright, I’ll start from when summer vacation just started. That day, I suddenly thought of shooting a movie.”
Although he wanted to tell Gao Moumou that he was the main reason Yu Jiaojiao had kidnapped him and locked him inside a small black room, one needed to be skillful while confessing.
If he were to go to the point directly, he would give the opposite party too much pressure. Therefore, he had to slowly explain everything that had happened.
“Shooting a movie?” The corner of Gao Moumou’s mouth twitched.
“Yes. Of course, it’s not that type of movie you might be thinking of. It was just a movie we wanted to shoot to have fun. Then, we would happily play it during New Year’s celebrations,” Song Shuhang continued. “Afterward, a friend of mine said that we would need a script as well if we wanted to shoot a movie. After all, the movie would still need to have a basic plot, right?”