Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge
Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/
Chapter 100: Is Yan Qiuchi Being Coquettish?
“Are those people gone?” Shen Jintai asked while eating.
Xiao Tang said: “Some are. The others are still sitting in the hall.”
“Why don’t I post on Weibo to appeal,” Shen Jintai said: “I don’t know how long they’ll stay there.”
“They’ll disperse in the evening. Sleeping is not allowed in the hall.” Li Meilan said: “I’m worried about another thing.”
Shen Jintai: “What?”
Li Meilan: “Do you think they know President Yan?”
Shen Jintai was stunned.
Li Meilan said: “If they catch President Yan and you appearing in the same hotel, I don’t know what will happen. These people are crazier than your ordinary fans. They might really lose their mind if they know about this.”
“It’s okay. I’m not afraid of shadows.” Shen Jintai said heartbrokenly.
“You can’t underestimate the power of rumors, especially that you’re now reddish purple*. Every move will detonate the Internet.” Li Meilan pushed up her glasses: “In fact, President Yan is a really good person. What I’m worried about is your fans acceptance of your relationship with him. When we made our comeback, we took the route of rebirth of the Phoenix. The fans you lost in the past have now come back. A large part of why they left was because of Yan Qiuchi. Although this old relationship has already been uncovered and published, there’s still a lingering shadow on your fans. It’s okay to fall in love but not with him. The fans definitely won’t be able to accept it. When the time comes your image will collapse and I’m afraid the backlash will be even more severe than previous. The fans will feel you have deceived them. It’s then not just an issue of them stop being your fans.”
*Reddish purple (红的发紫) = describes someone who is extremely trusted, valued, like the sun in the sky. In ancient times it refers to someone who was favored by the emperor.
Shen Jintai nodded solemnly: “Don’t worry. I don’t have any thoughts about him in my heart. It is impossible for old feelings to rekindle. I believe that as long as I have a resolute attitude, I will not break through even if there are rumors.”
Li Meilan: “Unless…”
Shen Jintai: “Unless what?”
Li Meilan smiled and said: “Unless the fans also see President Yan’s face is really fragrant*. He commences the chasing game with you, and he chases you like you chased him the past. He keeps chasing and you keep rejecting. With enough abuse, it will soften the public’s heart and they will consider pitying him.”
*Reminder: fragrant (真香) – Slang that means vowing not to do something but did it in the end.
*Clarity: in this context it she’s saying if the fans can see Yan Qiuchi did a 360 and now begging for forgiveness and chasing Shen Jintai madly, they might forgive him.
Shen Jintai smiled: “Do you think this situation is possible? Is Yan Qiuchi the kind of person who would pursue other so frantically?”
Li Meilan replied: “Originally, I thought it was impossible, but then Yan Qiuchi actually fell in love with you, so what else is impossible in this world?” She then flashed a smile at him.
Shen Jintai laughed, lowered his head, and flipped through the magazine in his hand: “Forget it. I can’t afford it.”
He hoped that Yan Qiuchi would give up and that they will return to their previous harmonious and distant relationship. There is only one bond between them, and that was Mrs. Yan. Because they both love this same woman, he will continue to make contact with each other, but that’s all.
This would save a lot of hassle and embarrassment. Time will eventually let his fans know that he and Yan Qiuchi was no longer possible. Their idol can now face the man he couldn’t yearn for with the most calm and simple smile.
After eating, Li Meilan asked Xiao Tang to bring some snacks and drinks and prepared to go out.
Li Meilan: “I’ll talk to those girls again to see if they can be obedient and leave.” It was still best to focus on appeasement.
It was rainy and there were illegitimate rice squatting outside so he had nowhere to go. He had a lazy night spending it in bed. After waking up, he turned on his phone camera and looked at himself. He had never analyzed his face so carefully before.
The most beautiful thing was his eyebrows, which were dark and long. It looked heroic but not too rigid. His eyes were bright that could convey all his emotions and were very expressive when he’s acting. The most vivid things were his lips. They were clean and tender, rosy and soft. The toughest thing was his chin that had the standard male contour.
He likes this face a lot. Compared with his near-perfect body, his facial features are not particularly delicate compared to Bai Qingquan but it was still a suitable face for an actor. He felt like he didn’t need to become prettier anymore.
Shen Jintai: “…”
“Dear.” Xiao Ai said cautiously.
Shen Jintai: “What’s the matter?”
Xiao Ai: “Dear, Xiao Ai has some different opinions on your thinking just now.”
Shen Jintai: “Speak.”
Xiao Ai: “It’s easy for a beautiful man to be ugly but it’s very difficult for a plain person to be beautiful. Your facial features might have improved but Xiao Ai thinks your nose can be more perfect.”
After listening to this, Shen Jintai carefully looked at his nose. It hasn’t undergone any beautification, but he felt it was good-looking enough. It was at least better-looking than most male celebrities out there. Compared to a passerby, it could be considered godly.
Xiao Ai: “Dear, your nose is indeed good-looking, but a truly perfect nose is straight without humps. In the industry only two possess such an almost perfect nose. Dong Li among the female stars and Gu Bai among the male stars.
Shen Jintai used his phone to search for these two celebrities. Looking at them, he felt Xiao Ai’s words were true. Their nose was definitely the highlight.
Xiao Ai: “So dear, keep working hard. The room for beautification is unlimited! The entertainment industry is full of little fresh meat, but you want to become an immortal meat. The god of all immortals!”
“Xiao Ai,” Shen Jintai smiled lazily while lying in bed: “It’s a pity that you don’t do sales. Your little mouth is so talented.”
Xiao Ai: “Then do you like Xiao Ai or do you prefer Xiao Mei?”
“It’s been a long time since I saw Xiao Mei. I miss him a little bit. Is he your husband?” Shen Jintai said.
“Ah, how hateful!” Xiao Ai hurriedly said: “I am 1!”
Shen Jintai: “Bystanders can see it clearly but there is a type of person in this world who can never distinguish their own attributes, don’t you know?”
Just like Xiao Ai. He’s a 1?!
Xiao Ai immediately said: “Yes, Xiao Ai also agree with you.”
Shen Jintai: “What do you mean?”
Xiao Ai: “One sunny morning, there was a young man lying on the bed. His ass wrapped in dark-colored sheets. His thin waist twisted, and his white skin accentuate his may cherries. Dear, do you think such a person is a gong or shou?”
Shen Jintai immediately sat up the bed only to hear a beep as Xiao Ai went offline*.
*Clairty: in case you missed the whole exchange, Xiao Ai is saying he’s a 1 (though he doesn’t look like it) so Shen Jintai basically saying: “There are some people who can’t see what others clearly see (AKA you’re a shou and everyone knows it!)”. Xiao Ai responded back saying he agrees with this sentiment because like him, Shen Jintai seems to be disillusioned as well thinking he’s a gong.
Where are you going my Xiao Ai? Someone deserves a beating!
He felt that he had fallen into the trap of the system. At the rate this is going, he’s going to be unable to attack, right?! Why doesn’t he have the ability to make people’s stomach bulge!
Yan Qiuchi was really the man he most aspires to be. Recalling Yan Qiuchi, he remember that he was still sick. He called Xiao Tang over and asked him to check up on Yan Qiuchi: “See if he has seen a doctor and if he’s better.”
Xiao Tang nodded and went out. He came back after a few minutes later and said: “I knocked on the door and no one answered.”
“No one answered?” Shen Jintai said: “Even if he went to the doctor, he should be back by now, right?”
He was getting worried, so he called Yan Qiuchi. The line rang for a long time before it eventually connected. Yan Qiuchi voice was hoarse as he answered: “Hello.”
Shen Jintai: “It’s me, Shen Jintai. Are you not at the hotel?”
“I took medicine and fell asleep.” Yan Qiuchi said.
Shen Jintai: “You didn’t go out to see a doctor?”
“I have taken antipyretic drugs so I’m feeling better. Just a bit drowsy.” Yan Qiuchi asked: “Did you get off the plane?”
“I didn’t leave. I changed my flight.” Shen Jintai said: “Then you rest first. If you’re still not feeling well, go to the hospital.”
Yan Qiuchi responded with a “Nn”. Thinking Shen Jintai was about to hang up he called out: “Jintai.”
When Shen Jintai heard him calling his name like this, he couldn’t help but feel uneasy. He replied with a: “Hm?”
“I had a vague dream just now. I dreamed of you.” Yan Qiuchi said.
Shen Jintai’s heart was pounding. OMG!
Yan Qiuchi’s voice was hoarse and soft that it sounded like a lover’s murmur.
Shen Jintai let out a cough as he licked his lips trying to think of what to say. Suddenly he heard Yan Qiuchi say: “You hang up. Thank you.”
“Thank you for what?” Shen Jintai whispered: “Buying and selling is not benevolent*, hehe.”
*Reminder: although the transaction has not been completed, the feelings between each other still exist, and they will not be hurt by this matter.
Yan Qiuchi: “Thank you. Knowing that I am sick, you were still willing to come see me. I’m very touched. Truly.”
It felt as if he was lowering himself.
Shen Jintai: “As I should, of course.”
There seemed to be a slight sound of movement from Yan Qiuchi’s side, as if he was turning over. Yan Qiuchi’s voice was gentle, and it seemed to have a coquettish sickly feeling as he said: “You are so kind.”
Frightened, Shen Jintai hurriedly hung up the phone. He threw the phone on the bed and looked at his arms.
My god, he had goosebumps.
“You are so kind.”
He raised his head to the sky about to spit out a mouthful of blood!
The author has something to say：
Chapter 100, of course, must end sweetly.
Kinky Thoughts: I kinda want to read about Xiao Ai and Xiao Mei now. Seems to me they are like the mini versions of Shen Jintai and Yan Qiuchi. Especially Xiao Ai. They both seem to think they’re gongs.
Wow we made it to a milestone. 100 chapters! Honestly I didn’t think I get this far this fast. Good thing I really like this novel.