IMG Chapter 132 Don’t Want to Sign

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“Xiao Luoluo, I’m back. Did you miss me?” As soon as Xia Yuan entered the dorm and saw Luo Lingxing, he ran forward with his arms open as he chattered. He intended on giving Luo Lingxing a big, warm hug.

Unfortunately, reality was cruel. Just when he was ten centimeters away, his collar was suddenly pulled back by someone, and he was unable to get even another millimeter closer to Luo Lingxing.

“Xiao Kai, why are you pulling me?” Xia Yuan turned to look at the culprit and pouted with dissatisfaction.

Yang Zekai stuffed the suitcase that was in his hand into Xia Yuan’s arms and said with a somewhat displeased expression, “Take it back to your room.”

“Help me put it back. I haven’t seen Xiao Luoluo the entire break. I want to chat with Xiao Luoluo,” Xia Yuan said softly. When he acted like this in the past, Yang Zekai would always help him.

Yang Zekai didn’t speak and only looked at Xia Yuan without saying a word. Xia Yuan persisted for less than a second before immediately getting scared.

“Okay, okay. I’ll take it myself.” Xia Yuan couldn’t help but shrink his neck and obediently take his bag into his room.

Xia Yuan was most afraid of Xiao Kai’s darkened expression. This was also the reason why he didn’t notice Yang Zekai’s helpless and complicated expression full of doting that he made when he (XY) turned around.

Luo Lingxing stood on the side during the entire interaction and didn’t say a single world. He watched Xia Yuan enter his room, then turned to Yang Zekai, who was getting something from outside. He kept thinking that something wasn’t right, but he couldn’t pinpoint what was wrong.

“These are for you. They were all brought from home by that guy.” Yang Zekai took out many things from a large backpack, most of it being food, then he pushed them to Luo Lingxing.

“Oh, thank you,” Luo Lingxing thanked him. When he returned to school this time, Aunt Lin had also prepared lots of delicious foods for him to share with his classmates.

When Xia Yuan came out of his room, he saw Xiao Kai helping him give out the gifts. He immediately padded over.

“Xiao Luoluo, you can try this pineapple pastry. It’s super delicious. And this Dragon Beard Cake is the cake my God Luo made before. I had my auntie try making it multiple times before she finally succeeded.It’s very delicious.” Xia Yuan took the pastry out of the box like it was a treasure, and continued to introduce everything to Luo Lingxing.

“Thank you.” Luo Lingxing picked up the piece of pastry and tasted it. IT was indeed good.

“Delicious, right?” Xia Yuan looked at Luo Lingxing with shining eyes.

“Mn, it’s very good.” Luo Lingxing nodded.

“Right? I wanted to come for you to play during the break, but I’m afraid I didn’t even know where you live. Anyway, where do you even live? I’ll come find you next time.” When Xia Yuan came out of the room, his mouth didn’t stop at all. He said whatever popped in his mind.

Yang Zekai didn’t bother paying attention to his silly ways and directly went into his room to help him clean. He knew that this guy definitely wouldn’t clean by himself.

Luo Lingxing wasn’t annoyed by Xia Yuan’s chatter but found it quite interesting. After all, this was the first friend he made in this world.

“I live in Xian Villa,” Luo Lingxing said. After thinking about it, it seemed that he really hadn’t told anyone else where he lived.

“Xian Villa? Okay. I’ll come find you next time,” Xia Yuan said with a smile.

“Luoluo still needs to shoot films. Do you think everyone is as free as you are?” Yang Zekai returned and couldn’t help but interrupt him.

“I’m also going to debut this year, and I’ll be busy then,” Xia Yuan retorted in dissatisfaction.

“Right, right. You’ll be very busy then.” So busy that you won’t have time to find Luo Lingxing anymore, Yang Zekai couldn’t help but add the last part in his heart.

“You’re going to debut this year?” Luo Lingxing asked casually.

“Yep. Do you know the ‘Interstellar New Singer’ that Five Stars TV jointly organized? That talent show will officially start in March. I’ve already signed up. If I can get a passing rank during the talent show, then I’ll be able to debut smoothly,” Xia Yuan said happily.

“Good luck,” Luo Lingxing said. Although he didn’t know the show ‘Interstellar New Singer,’ he knew that Xia Yuan would debut sooner or later. He was very happy since he didn’t have many friends in the circle. And if Xia Yuan debuted, he would have another person to accompany him.

“That’s right, Xiao Luoluo, which agency are you with? I’ll also sign with them, so that we can belong to the same agency.” Xia Yuan was very excited as he thought about it. He was full of curiosity and yearning for the entertainment industry.

Moreover, if he could debut, he was confident that he could sign with an agency.

“I didn’t sign with an agency,” Luo Lingxing said.

After he terminated his contract with Hua Hai Entertainment, he didn’t sign with any other agencies. Several agencies have contacted him one after another to sign with them, especially recently, but they were all blocked by Chen Hongliang.

“You didn’t sign with an agency? I remember you having an agency before, though?” Xia Yuan was a bit shocked.

“I terminated the contract with my previous one, and I never planned on signing with another one after that,” Luo Lingxing said casually and plainly.

Yang Zekai couldn’t help but glance at Luo Lingxing, looking very surprised. He was not like Xia Yuan, who was a foodie who only knew how to eat. He often paid attention to the online news of the entertainment industry, probably in order to prepare for his own debut into the industry. Therefore, he naturally knew how popular and in trend Luo Lingxing was currently.

He previously thought that all the opportunities were given by his (LLX) agency, so he didn’t expect to hear such an answer. That means all these opportunities were found by himself or his agent.

To be able to get these opportunities without an agency’s help, this person’s ability must be amazing, and they must have a very powerful background or have wide connections.

Yang Zekai was not like Xia Yuan, who was single-minded. Xia Yuan probably wouldn’t think too deep into it, but he could only pay more attention to it. He just never thought that the usually calm and quiet Luo Lingxing would hide such powerful abilities. For him (XY) to become friends with someone like him, it really was a fool’s luck.

“Ah? You didn’t sign with one? But if you don’t have an agency, many things will be troublesome.” Xia Yuan said in amazement as he mentioned the entertainment industry. Almost every celebrity will sign with an agency. Not only would it be easier to get opportunities from the agency, it was also easier to spread good news and suppress negative ones. These were not things that someone without an agency could resolve with their own strength.

Therefore, even though there were many people who didn’t like being bound by an agency, they would still sign with one.

“Will it really be that troublesome?” Luo Lingxing was puzzled.

Ever since he entered the entertainment industry, he hadn’t received any help from the agency. All his opportunities had been found by either himself or Chen Hongliang. Luo Lingxing had no clue what an agency did for an artist.

To him, agencies were dispensable.

“Of course. If you get involved in a s*x scandal or are negatively impacted somehow,it is usually suppressed and dealt with by the agency. And if you sign with an agency, they will give you opportunities. Like me, who is on the singer route, it requires people from multiple departments within the agency to work together to produce an album,” Xia Yuan explained to Luo Lingxing.

Luo Lingxing hadn’t encountered these things before. He’d only experienced things like being blacklisted, but even then, it was all easily resolved. Therefore, he couldn’t understand why an agency was important to an artist.

“Must you sign with an agency?” Luo Lingxing was a bit conflicted. He really didn’t like being restricted, especially when his previous agency didn’t give him a good impression.

“You don’t really have to. There’s also a lot of artists who start their own studios and whatnot.” Xia Yuan thought for a moment then said, “But that’s a lot of work.” Although Xia Yuan said this casually, Luo Lingxing silently remembered all of this in his heart. If he really needed an agency, then it was better to just create one himself.

That night, Chen Hongliang gave him a video call to ask Luo Lingxing how the situation was at school. He then said, “The person in charge of Huan Xing Entertainment contacted me today.”

Even until now, Chen Hongliang still felt a bit dizzy and felt it was all surreal.

Huan Xing Entertainment could be regarded as the top entertainment agency in the country. Countless celebrities would make every effort to get signed with them. However, they had very high standards for the people they signed, and it seemed like they were not going to sign anyone new. If one picked any one of their artists, they would be on the level of film kings and queens. No to mention that Ye Luohan was also part of this agency. For these reasons, Huan Xing Entertainment was one of the most coveted agencies for artists. 

Luo Lingxing’s recent popularity had skyrocketed, he was a hot topic of conversation, and he had gained a lot of fans. However, it was still far from the requirements that Huan Xing Entertainment had. Such a huge pie had fallen on Luo Lingxing and Chen Hongliang’s heads that the person who was hit couldn’t even tell left from right anymore.

When he received the video call from the person in charge in Huan Xing Entertainment, Chen Hongliang almost couldn’t hold back and agreed to sign right away. Fortunately, he still managed to hold a bit of his intelligence, or else his call to Luo Lingxing right now wouldn’t be a discussion but a direct notification.

“Oh. And?” Luo Lingxing knew that Chen Hongliang hadn’t called just to tell him this.

“And? And they of course want to sign you.” Chen Hongliang saw that Luo Lingxing was very calm. It was a bit unbelievable. Anyone who heard that Huan Xing Entertainment had looked for their agent, their first reaction should be excitement, no? So why was Luo Lingxing so calm when he heard this news? It was unexplainable.

“I don’t want to sign,” Luo Lingxing simply refused.

“It’s fine if you don’t want to sign…what? You don’t want to sign?” Chen Hongliang had initially thought that Luo Lingxing said he wanted to sign with them, so he had quickly added on. In the end, one he heard the rejection, his eyes widened, and he roared in disbelief. 

Luo Lingxing’s brows furrowed slightly. He didn’t like repeating himself.

The amount of time he had spent with Luo Lingxing couldn’t be considered short. Chen Hongliang understood some of his habits, and he immediately understood why he was frowning. However, he still couldn’t help but need another confirmation. After all, this wasn’t the same as the agencies that had reached out to him before.This was Huan Xing Entertainment. Huan Xing Entertainment! This was God Ye’s agency.

“You really won’t sign with them? But this is a very rare opportunity. God Ye also belongs to this agency,” Chen Hongliang very cautiously asked. 

“I want to start my own studio,” Luo Lingxing said calmly.

He still remembered his conversation with Xia Yuan today. If he didn’t want to be restricted by others, then he had to be the master with the most say. If he created his own studio, then he would obviously have the final say in everything.

“Start your own studio?” Chen Hongliang was shocked and didn’t know how to react. He had taken too many blows today.

“That’s right.” Luo Lingxing nodded.

“Do you know what it takes to start a studio?” Chen Hongliang blankly asked.

“I don’t know, so I’ll leave this matter to you,” Luo Lingxing said matter-of-factly.

Chen Hongliang tried hard to suppress his emotions and tried to persuade Luo Lingxing. “It takes a lot of procedures to start a studio, and you’ll have to recruit all sorts of talents, and you’ll have to sign artists as well. These aren’t things we can do at present.”

“There’s no need for other artists,” Luo Lingxing blinked as he replied.

Chen Hongliang: …

A studio with only one artist. Was that still called a studio? Chen Hongliang simply wanted to pry open Luo Lingxing’s head and see what in the world he was thinking inside.

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10 thoughts on “IMG Chapter 132 Don’t Want to Sign”

  1. “Xian Villa? Okay. I’ll come find you next time,” Xian Villa said with a smile.

    I think you meant Xian Yuan, but anyway, thanks for the chapter

  2. Star kind butterfly

    “That night, Capital Entertainment gave him a video call to ask Luo Lingxing how the situation was at school.”

    That night, -Chen Hongliang- gave him a video call…

  3. Thank you for the chap!

    A few typos I caught in passing:

    The second ‘first’ here should be ‘friend’, I guess?
    “Luo Lingxing wasn’t annoyed by Xia Yuan’s chatter but found it quite interesting. After all, this was the first first he made in this world.”

    Here’s a missing ‘friend’ too, aha
    “He just never thought that the usually calm and quiet Luo Lingxing would hide such powerful abilities. For him (XY) to become withs from someone like this, it really was a fool’s luck.”
    -> For him (XY) to become friends with someone like this (/ like him?)

    And also I just noticed the text zoom widget, it’s so cute!!

    1. Haha I have no idea what I had against the word “friend” 😂 Thanks for catching!
      And yesss. I wanted to make zoom and dark mode more accessible for everyone. Hopefully it’s easier to use now!

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