Your Rival in Love Gets Prettier Every Day Ch7

Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge

Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.wordpress.com/


Chapter 7: First Fierce Collision

Mrs. Yan’s birthday banquet was lively and grand, and she drank and was merry. However, she carefully noticed something strange. Shen Jintai, who usually stuck his eyes on Yan Qiuchi before, suddenly changed his temperament and wasn’t even looking at him.

Mrs. Yan called Yan Qiuchi to the living room and asked, “What the hell is going on?”

Yan Qiuchi asked, “What?”

“You and Jintai,” Mrs. Yan said. “Did you bully him again?”

Bully? If he really bullied Shen Jintai can that shaking M* be that arrogant?

*Masochist.

Yan Qiuchi remained silent. He had always been like this. Knowing how much his mother loved Shen Jintai, he would not talk about him.

Mrs. Yan: “Let’s see what kind of person you can find. You’ll come to know that finding someone who loves you is a real blessing. Where will you find someone that loves you so much that he’ll be at your beck and call.”

“I have hands and feet, and I don’t need to be served by others,” Yan Qiuchi said. “If there is nothing else, I’ll go out first.”

Mrs. Yan was very angry.

Her son excelled at everything; he was truly one in a million when it came to talent. It was just that he had trouble finding someone, so it made her feel doubtful. Shen Jintai had told her that the reason why Yan Qiuchi had always rejected him was because he liked a male artist in their company, a little fairy named Bai Qingquan.

Shen Jintai slandered Bai Qingquan in front of her every day, causing her to smell of green tea whenever she saw Bai Qingquan. She had seen too many green tea bitches*!

*Used to describe women who seem innocent/pure but are actually ambitious and scheming.

She had a violent temper. What she hated most were white lotuses with a pure and innocent appearance but a belly full of thieves and prostitutes. Although Shen Jintai had slight issues, at least he was upfront about his love and hatred.

Yan Qiuchi came out of the room, and when he arrived in the banquet hall, he saw Shen Jintai chatting with his younger brother, Yan Yaoxuan. The environment was a bit noisy, so Yan Yaoxuan leaned into Shen Jintai’s ear to speak. His fair face was flushed red from the wine. At first glance, it seemed like he was drunk.

Yan Qiuchi frowned.

In the past, Shen Jintai had never liked talking to his little brother. He professed that he only had eyes for Yan Qiuchi and had drawn a clear line with other men.

“What do you think Shen Jintai wants to do?” Xiao Yang squeezed his glass of whiskey as he stared at Shen Jintai and Yan Yaoxuan. “You guys are really interesting. Shen Jintai is your licking dog1, and your brother is his licking dog. It’s a dog-blooded2 love triangle.”

1Basically, a simp (an internet slang term describing someone who shows excessive sympathy and attention toward another person, typically someone who does not reciprocate the same feelings, in order to win their affection.)
2Melodramatic.

Yan Qiuchi said, “How old is Yaoxuan? All he does is chase stars.”

“I don’t think so,” Xiao Yang said. “Shen Jintai couldn’t do anything to chase you. Your brother is not his opponent.”

Yan Qiuchi suddenly remembered what Shen Jintai, who was entangled with him one day, said to him ambiguously, “Yaoxuan likes me very much.”

Yan Qiuchi couldn’t tell what he was feeling in his heart while he looked at Shen Jintai with a cold face. Shen Jintai, during the entire dinner party, talked and laughed and never glanced at him.

Shen Jintai discovered that Yan Yaoxuan was really silly, pure, and sweet.

Yan Qiuchi’s younger brother, like himself, was also a cannon fodder used for the emotional development of the novel.

Outstanding people, regardless of gender, must be admired by a few cannon fodder supporting roles so that their excellence could be more conspicuous. He played the role of Yan Qiuchi’s stalker, while Yan Yaoxuan played the role of Bai Qingquan’s admirer in the later stage.

Both brothers fell in love with the same person. How exciting! How spicy!

Of course, Yan Qiuchi couldn’t stand it, so he became jealous, which eventually led to: “Yan Qiuchi pressed Bai Qingquan to the wall and kissed him.” Why did he press him to the wall? Because the wall was an important prop. The kabedon* was a must-have in any love story.

*When a person forces another against the wall with one hand, or leans against the wall and makes the sound of “don”. This has become popular as a “clever move of confession”.

Poor Yan Yaoxuan. He considered saving him.

“Why don’t you go to a regular hospital to remove your tattoo? Are the sanitary conditions of this kind of street shop up to standard? They don’t know how to keep secrets, so they’ll stab you in the back the very next day,” Yan Yaoxuan said.

“It’s pretty good. It saves me the trouble of hyping myself up,” Shen Jintai said. “Though I’m afraid it won’t be breaking news.”

Yan Yaoxuan: “Xiao Jin, you really don’t like my eldest brother anymore?”

Though Yan Yaoxuan was one year younger than Shen Jintai, he liked to call him Xiao Jin like his family.

Shen Jintai: “I have learned from the pain and decided to change my past mistakes!”

Yan Yaoxuan laughed and said, “That’s great. I’m just waiting for you to make a comeback. You used to be so dazzling onstage!”

Before he climbed the wall to Bai Qingquan, Yan Yaoxuan was a Shen Jintai fan.

The past Shen Jintai was a little unstable. It was obvious Yan Yaoxuan liked him, but he simply didn’t care. Instead, he became a licking dog for someone who didn’t like him at all.

Cannon fodder should stay together to keep warm. Shen Jintai’s enthusiasm for Yan Yaoxuan today was unprecedented, causing Yan Yaoxuan to blush and his heart to beat wildly.

Shen Jintai watched all this in secret. He wanted to turn Yan Yaoxuan into his true love powder in order to infuriate Yan Qiuchi. Though having thought of it, he didn’t know if Yan Qiuchi saw this scene, so he swept his eyes through the crowd, seeing many people he didn’t know.

As he was scanning around, Shen Jintai suddenly saw Yan Yaoxuan’s face darken.

Yan Yaoxuan asked, “Who are you looking for?” Just as he thought. Shen Jintai was still obsessed with his brother. How could he have easily given up? Naturally, he was looking for his brother!

“I want to go to the bathroom,” Shen Jintai said. “Where is the downstairs bathroom?”

Yan Yaoxuan refused to expose his botched lie and pointed to the corridor on the right. His smiling face was now covered with a layer of haze. Shen Jintai had lived in his house for a long time. How could he possibly not know where the bathroom was?

Shen Jintai put down his wine glass and went to the bathroom. As soon as he unbuttoned his pants, he noticed that someone was standing next to him, looking at him secretly. He turned his head and saw that he was a pretty handsome young man.

The man looked at him, turned his head quickly, shook his hands, and nearly peed outside the urinal.

Shen Jintai sneered and went out after solving his bladder problem. Seeing that the man followed him out, his eyes kept peeking at his face. Shen Jintai washed his hands, grabbed a piece of tissue, and looked at the man through the mirror while wiping his hands.

He didn’t know if this was a simple wretched man or one of his remaining fans.

When he came out of the bathroom and walked through the corridor, almost reaching the living room, he suddenly saw Yan Qiuchi.

Yan Qiuchi lowered his head slightly, with an upright and calm posture. He was chatting with a group of old men who seemed like they were either rich or elite. He looked across the crowd with sharp eyes.

He was certainly the male protagonist. Among the vast group of people, he stood out with his superior height and extraordinary noble and heroic aura.

An idea came to Shen Jintai’s mind. He stopped against the wall of the corridor, looked back at the man who had just followed him, and then grabbed his hand.

The man froze for a moment, but still walked towards him with a flushed face. He was both nervous and excited.

“Know me?” Shen Jintai asked.

The man nodded. “You’re Shen Jintai.”

Shen Jintai smiled and asked, “Is there anything you want to tell me?”

The man became overly excited and a little overwhelmed, so Shen Jintai stretched out his hand and put it on his shoulder.

“I… I like you.” The man was babbling incoherently. “I know you like men. You… Would you consider me?” He loved Shen Jintai deeply. He almost exploded when he went to the bathroom with him just now.

True, the radish and cabbage each have their own love. Yan Qiuchi avoided him like poison, but some people regarded him like honey. If you didn’t treat other people’s honey well, you could turn it into poison. This kind of inverted behavior would never happen to him again!

“Thank you,” Shen Jintai said. “But I have no plans to fall in love now.”

The man didn’t feel sad. He simply said, “I know everything about you. Don’t be sad. Yan Qiuchi doesn’t know the goods… I’m not referring to you as a product… I mean…”

Shen Jintai patted the young man on the shoulder with satisfaction. “Young man, I think you’re right. He really doesn’t know the goods. Come on, if you know the goods, tell me, what do you like about me?”

The young man: “…”

Shen Jintai: “To tell you the truth, you must have heard about Yan Qiuchi. I was used to being disliked by him constantly. This has caused me to become seriously insecure and unable to see the good things about my body.”

When the other party heard it, he immediately became excited. “Why are you not confident? You’re so good!”

Shen Jintai lifted his hair and exposed his forehead. He turned his head left and right. “Which part of me do you think looks best?”

The other party blushed. “You look good! “

It seemed like he was a hardcore fan. It was pointless to ask him anything since he was looking at Shen Jintai through rose-tinted glass.

Shen Jintai felt that he had stayed at Yan’s house long enough. He wanted to find Mrs. Yan to say his goodbyes. He intended to go back and read his script. As an enterprising person, whether it was wine, food, handsome men or beauties, they weren’t as attractive as a script.

“My wife is upstairs,” said Mr. Yan.

Shen Jintai went upstairs. The banquet was arranged on the first floor. The second floor was where the host lived, so few guests would come up. There were a lot of flowers on the second floor today. They were all fresh and fragrant. Shen Jintai couldn’t recognize several of them. They were so beautiful and fragrant that he couldn’t help but lower his head to smell them. As he was reaching over to pick up the flowers, he noticed someone walking over.

He looked back and found that it was Yan Qiuchi.

Adhering to the principle of never looking at him too much for the day, Shen Jintai quickly got up and walked to Mrs. Yan’s room. He walked fast, but he felt that the footsteps behind him matched his pace. He felt tight in his chest and quickly turned his head back. Yan Qiuchi suddenly grabbed his arm.

Shen Jintai was slammed into a wall. He smelled the aroma of wine, looked up, and saw Yan Qiuchi’s dark eyes, tall nose, and thin lips that were bursting with abstinence.

Such abstinent facial features, when they were close, had a strong sexual charm, rendering him speechless.

What’s going on? Why did Yan Qiuchi just kabedon him?

Male protagonist, if you dare to kabedon the cannon fodder, you would be the worst scumbag in history.

Shen Jintai: “What are you doing?”

“What are you planning?” Yan Qiuchi asked back.

Yan Qiuchi wasn’t the kind to use fierce restraint. He stood there indifferently, as if he hadn’t used any force. Only Shen Jintai knew how strong he really was.

Shen Jintai recalled that if he provoked Yan Qiuchi, he could score extra points. He glanced at Yan Qiuchi darkly, and finally fixed his gaze on the bite marks on his neck. The location of the bite marks was relatively low. Since Yan Qiuchi dressed rigorously, after buttoning the top button, the bite marks were hardly visible.

Shen Jintai had an idea. “Did you suffer because I bit you last time?”

Flexibly opening up his collar with his fingers, he untied his collar and turned his head slightly, revealing a long, white neck. His Adam’s apple protruded as it bobbed up and down.  

“Come on. Dad will let you bite back.” Shen Jintai said.

Yan Qiuchi’s eyes sank suddenly when he heard the word “dad”.

“Ding Dong!” Xiao Ai went online suddenly. “Congratulations, dear! You receive 3 points and have accumulated 5 points total! Keep going!”

Holy shit. Xiao Ai, are you running some kind of covert operation to hand out points?!

Xiao Ai: “The male protagonist’s mood swings were detected here to be even greater than last time.”

Shen Jintai wanted to accumulate those ten points quickly. After he received the ass reward, he could smoothly march towards becoming beautiful.

What could irritate Yan Qiuchi the most? You couldn’t catch a tiger without entering the tiger’s den!

Shen Jintai lost control of his excitement, turned his head, looked at Yan Qiuchi, and said, “Baobei*, bite me!”

*Baby/babe/darling ect.


The author has something to say:

Want to bite, chomp.


Kinky Thoughts:

God! What a fucking spicy ending that was! Shen Jintai was just oozing with GONG aura.

When Yan Yaoxuan was introduced, my internal thoughts were:

1. ‘Ding! Another player has entered the match’. Are we going to have some kind of love triangle, square, hexagonal thing going on? After all it’s a drama within a drama (getting some inception vibe here haha). We’ll have to find out!

2. ‘Is the Yan clan gonna be okay? Two brothers are already gay. Are there any other siblings to carry on the family line?’


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5 thoughts on “Your Rival in Love Gets Prettier Every Day Ch7

  1. “Ding! Another player has entered the match.”
    I’m cryin-

    Also, after years of hating evil mother-in-laws, this might be the first time I’m ON Team Mother-In-Law. I love the word “Green Tea” she used to describe pure on the outside, bad inside, because that’s literally how Green Tea tastes XD It looks like a clear, light green drink, but just tastes *blergh*
    Shen Jintai’s seme aura though >\\\< I love that to himself he's already a gong, so I'm looking forward to him realising his system 'prizes' are turning him into a stereotype shou. Maybe the writer will pull through and write a good compromise?

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    • Ohhh you know what, I didn’t even think about the hidden meaning of Green Tea, but yes you’re totally right! And yes, Mama Yan is my favorite character so far.

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