Rise of the Wasteland

Chapter 236



Chapter 236        Boy Toy


Li Changmin was completely shocked when he saw Zhou Qingfeng’s face on the television screen. He even screamed when he heard how the guests of the show attempted to explain the mysterious identity of the movie’s protagonist.

This kid is a superstar, I can finally make a fortune out of something!

Li Changmin suddenly came up with a thought in his mind. He was familiar with all kinds of weird plans and tricks. Hence, he immediately began to wonder if he could use Zhou Qingfeng to his advantage. After all, the latter was an international star that had slept with his wife. He felt that it was quite reasonable for him to demand a few million dollars from Zhou Qingfeng.

However, right before Li Changmin had the chance to get close to Zhou Qingfeng, Feng Ruhai, who had just seen the movie poster, suddenly appeared as well. He quickly returned to the house as he too wanted to confirm Zhou Qingfeng’s identity. He too felt that he could gain some benefit out from it if his daughter had a relationship with an international superstar.

Zhou Qingfeng knew that his denial would be useless for them. Thus, he explained to them by saying that he wanted to keep a low profile and he did not want his whereabouts to be exposed to the public. He was able to escape the situation where Feng Wan decided to throw a tantrum, pull his hand, and leave the house in the end.

Li Changmin and Feng Ruhai flashed quick grins before they rapidly swallowed them when Zhou Qingfeng finally left the house. Only God knew what they were thinking about.

Meanwhile, Feng Wan and Zhou Qingfeng left the house and arrived at a small park in the community. Feng Wan put Zhou Qingfeng’s normal pair of sunglasses on him and said half-jokingly,”‘I don’t care if you’re a star, I just don’t want you showing up in public to seduce the girls.” Zhou Qingfeng could only respond to her with a bitter smile.

There was a huge ‘Wasteland’ poster outside the small park, and it seemed that the community street office was planning to have a free movie screening in the park. The white projector screen was being set up in the middle of the park to provide entertainment for the community.

It definitely felt much better to watch a movie on a big silver screen than a small television or display screen. A lot of adults and children that went out for a walk quickly gathered themselves in the park, and everyone seemed to be extremely eager to see the movie screening.

As the crowd slowly grew larger in scale, Feng Wan, who was standing in the middle of the darkness, looked at the lighted posters and asked, “How do you feel as a movie star? I’m pretty sure they’ll trust you if you were just stand out and claim that you’re Zhou Qingfeng.

Zhou Qingfeng laughed as he then replied to her question with another question, “Then, how do you feel as the girlfriend of a movie star?”

Feng Wan gave it a serious thought before saying, “I do feel a little nervous and scared at first. I feel that I’ll get into trouble on the account of my cherished item. I’m just scared that you’ll be snatched by someone else.”

“I’m feeling a little nervous and scared too.” Zhou Qingfeng sighed. Since ‘Wasteland’ part 1 was being screened for free in the theater, he would not be making any money out of it. He had to wait for the release of ‘Wasteland’ part 2 to earn a portion of the total revenue.

However, the second part of the movie was set to release after a month. Zhou Qingfeng knew that he could not afford to waste a month’s worth of time.

“You seem to be worrying about something?” asked Feng Wan.

“Will you believe me if I tell you that I’m short on money?”

“How much do you need? I do have some savings……”

“Fool, never give money to a man that you’ve known for only a short period of time. Anyway, I’m not short of a small amount of money. I’ll need heaps of it.”

The two found a place in the dark corner of the small park and sat down. The crowd too had gradually become quiet as the movie was about to begin. The story began with the dinner between Zhou Qingfeng and the Lawrence family, and how Zhou Qingfeng saved Leina from the darkness.

When the vicious faces of the Portaschi brothers came out from the shadows, there was a burst of excitement from the audience. Many children shouted at their parents as the adults then tried to comfort their children.

The money-stealing scene from the Catclaw bar, the showdown outside McDonald’s, the Lena Fox on the street and the showdown between Victor Hugo and the kidnappers outside the hospital formed the first part of the movie.

“What the hell, this guy is really brave. He just broke into the bar full of gangsters alone.”

“The film is so realistic. Every scene of the movie seems to be plain and calm, but I can feel the strong murderous intent conveyed by the protagonist. I can even feel a sense of tension just by watching him walk down the streets.”

“Is this a McDonald’s or a bank? They even have bulletproof glass and barbed wire fences around the restaurant. Seriously?”

“That’s because all the thugs were running rampant in that area. Didn’t you hear what the protagonist said? He said that the Brooklyn area of New York is extremely dangerous.”

“My god, don’t you think he looks so handsome, especially when he robbed the two cops?! He’s fast and furious.”

“The part where he saved the girl is so funny. He didn’t actually know how to fire a gun, but it was more than enough for him to scare the kidnappers away.”

“How dare they have a massacre inside a hospital? So many people died during that incident, especially the kid that got shot. May God be with them.”

“What the hell, did he just kill the chief officer from the NYPD? I’m impressed… It seems that he doesn’t usually fire his shots, but when he does, he makes sure that he gets a kill.”

“This is definitely one of the most breathtaking movies I’ve ever watched. I think it’s mainly because of the realistic filming approach from the director.”

“Yeah, I do agree with you. Everyone’s just so lively. Even the protagonist grew up step by step, unlike the other movies that have their protagonists grow up after a time skip.”

“I now want to know if the protagonist managed to lay his hand on the robotic dog.”

“Of course he got it, but barely.”

Feng Wan had been staring at Zhou Qingfeng for quite a while, and she found out that his eyes never left the screen even once. She then whispered in his ear, “How do you feel now?”

Zhou Qingfeng stared at the screen and sighed, “I almost died in the movie.”

“I don’t understand what you mean.” Feng Wan then threw a few glances at her surroundings and said, “Look, everyone’s gathering in this park just to watch the movie.”

The entire park had already been crowded with heaps of people, and countless heads could be seen when the screen lit up. At a glance, there were at least three to four hundred people that attended the movie session. In the past, when a movie was being screened by the community in the park, there would only be one to two hundred attendees at most. There were simply too many people in the park today.

“Look at this well.” Feng Wan handed her phone over to Zhou Qingfeng. She showed him some of the movie forums, and all of them were currently flooded with comments about ‘Wasteland’.

“Just came out from the theater. Just wanted to tell everyone that it’s definitely your loss for not watching the IMAX version of the movie. Although there are no special stunts in the movie, the level of realism in the movie is well beyond one’s imagination. I almost felt like I was apart of the crew.”

“I’m currently in New York, in the United States. I’m pretty sure none of you would’ve imagined that the Americans will actually like an Asian as the movie protagonist. The fans of the movie are now marching in the streets of Manhattan. There are even some female fans holding the signs and shouting, ‘Hey, Victor Hugo. Will you marry me?’

“The American Times has just updated their list of Asian-renowned characters. They randomly surveyed more than 2,000 people across the country and found out that Victor Hugo is now the most recognized Asian American around the globe. Almost everyone from the survey is currently thinking, where the hell is the protagonist right now? What is he doing at this moment?

When Feng Wan saw the last comment, sparks could be seen flying before her eyes. She then grabbed Zhou Qingfeng’s hand firmly and said in excitement, “My boy toy! Come, let me kiss you. I want to let the entire world know that the man that they’ve been searching for the past few weeks is currently kissing me.”

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