Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge
Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/
Chapter 102: Why is he so Good-Looking?
“Wow, <Pilot> hasn’t been released yet but the trailer for the new movie Touhua’s in already came out. It’s so seamless!”
“At the end of the year, he also has <Welcome Rain on a Spring Night>. It’s said that actor Cai Jun is acting with him! This is the main film project for Sunshine Media in the second half of the year. Touhua’s resources touches the sky!”
“This is called defying the gods. Touhua will have a super pie next year.”
“Isn’t the new movie directed by Director Zhang? I see a lot of pie licking in your district. Some people say the male protagonist is already in touch with Touhua.”
“Will he only make movies in the future? It has always been a regret in my heart that Li Xu didn’t take the golden bell. I really want him to make another TV series and become emperor.”
“If there’s a movie, who would want to star on the small screen? The original work of <When You’re Older> is very touching. Touhua and Bai Qingquan are best matches for a young student. Xingyun* is so rich! ”
*Xingyun (兴云) = to lay down clouds. The full idiom is Xingyun brings rain which means by metaphor music and poetry, the momentum is majestic and extraordinary. The source is from The Book of the Later Han Dynasty, Emperor Xiaoming Ji.
“Xingyun was founded by the second son of the Zhao family. He’s also a great man, and not in any way inferior to Prince Yan.”
“You are dead. You dare to mention Prince Yan in a Touhua’s post. The gold powder will tear you apart!”
After this comment came out, gold powder “hugged their brother and didn’t make an appointment*”.
*Reminder: Didn’t make an appointment (不约) = means not hooking up or has no time for you. || In this context it means they are glad Shen Jintai isn’t hooking up/entangled with Yan Qiuchi.
As a staunch defender of JinQiu CP, every time Mrs. Yan sees such comments, her mood becomes complicated. She felt that it was difficult for Yan Qiuchi to catch up with Shen Jintai. Not only did he need catch Shen Jintai, he has to deal with netizens as well.
When she watched the trailer for <When You’re Older> she felt that Bai Qingquan and Shen Jintai were a good match. Just looking at their appearance with their school uniform on gave them a clean and youthful look that felt right.
Not only did Mrs. Yan thought it felt right but even netizens thought they were eye-catching. Bai Qingquan and Shen Jintai were the best match among the little fresh meat.
“Touhua really has a CP physique. The ancient costume matches Zheng Siqi’s face, and the modern drama matches Bai Qingquan’s face!”
“The most amazing thing is that when he was with Zheng Siqi, it’s clearly established who is gong and shou. Now when he’s with Bai Qingquan, there’s also a clear established gong and shou, but it’s reversed. Hahahaha!”
“Hahahaha, are you saying that Bai Qingquan is the shou? I have wanted to say for a long time. He really looks like a shou, but the moonlight powder doesn’t want to admit it.”
Moonlight powder responded immediately: “Shou my ass! My brother is a straight man!”
Every time Bai Qingquan saw similar comments, he couldn’t help but become melancholic. He wondered if he pretended to be straight too hard that there was never any same-sex scandal that involves him. As a gay in the entertainment industry there would have a least some same-sex rumors, but he remained squeaky clean. He had no rumored boyfriend or girlfriend as the fans believe he was still a good virgin. Truthfully, he was.
Recently, he was filming love scenes with Shen Jintai. During such a scene, when he was about to make a move, his heart would feel as if it was bursting when he got close to Shen Jintai, even though he was acting with a sister.
Sun Sihai stood up and said: “Qingquan, this one didn’t work just now, you have to look at Jintai’s eyes.”
“I’m sorry.” Bai Qingquan smiled shyly.
Shen Jintai laughed as he pulled up the schoolbag on his shoulder.
It’s only been a few days since filming started and he had already accumulated another six points towards his beauty reward. He felt that every time he shoots a passionate scene with Bai Qingquan, Xiao Ai would jump out and give him extra points. Even if it’s not love, it must mean Bai Qingquan’s impression of him was improving! He must keep being persistent!
“You have to let go.” Shen Jintai said.
Bai Qingquan blushed slightly and said: “I’m not used to filming this kind of drama with men. Unlike you, who have experience from filming The East Palace.”
Shen Jintai laughed: “If you want, I can teach you some lessons.”
The photographers next to him all laughed. Sun Sihai chuckled and said: “You’re just flirting now aren’t you?”
Luo Wensheng was a master flatterer. He was lively and cheerful and always cracks funny jokes. Contrasted, Yu Nuo was relatively reserved. The personalities of Shen Jintai and Bai Qingquan matches these two roles perfectly.
“Come on, let’s do it again.” Sun Sihai said.
Bai Qingquan hurriedly said: “Wait a minute. I need to find that feeling.”
It’s not as if Bai Qingquan was incapable of acting. After all, he’s been pretending to be a straight man all this time and he’s vigilant about keeping things that are same sex related concealed tightly in his heart. In front of so many people, he was worried he would reveal too much of his true desire for men.
Wuwuwu. What will people think if they see him acting like such a slut! Moments like these is when he especially envied Shen Jintai. Everyone knew that Shen Jintai likes men so he could perform without burden. He could be bold and direct and act as what a vigorous teenage boy should be.
When the camera was filming, Bai Qingquan felt numb when Shen Jintai’s hand touched him. It’s not like he never filmed a love scene before. He had even film a kissing scene with an actress once. Wuwu, thinking about that made him want to cry again. His first kiss was dedicated to a woman!
Filming intimate scenes with an actress turns out to be completely different from doing it with men. His gayness was innate. Even with a touch of a finger, it felt completely different. His hands would go numb and his heart would feel itchy. Even if the actor playing against him was Shen Jintai. He collided with the deer in his heart*.
*Collided with the deer (小鹿乱撞) = describes rapid beating of the heart because of fear but later used to describe the pounding feeling between men and women, but in this case it’s between two men.
“Give Bai Qingquan a close-up.” Sun Sihai said as he looked closely at Bai Qingquan’s face: ”It’s a good performance. Look at the cramped and unbearable look in his eyebrows!”
Bai Qingquan’s spring heart rippled as he tried his best to suppress it. It came out naturally and was uncontrolled. From Sun Hai’s point of view, this was all because of his acting skills.
This straight man acting is so realistic! Such good acting skills!
Sun Hai felt that Shen Jintai also acted well. Luo Wensheng was already in love with Yu Nuo from the very start. He secretly touched Yu Nuo’s hand to tease him. From a reality perspective, it looked as if Shen Jintai really wanted to tease Bai Qingquan!
With such good acting skills from these two young actors, Sun Hai could be a worry-free director! It was as if their acting was real-life!
Mrs. Yan, who came to visit the set, was horrified when she watched from the side. The two of them seem to be a perfect match that even she wanted to support the BaiJin CP. She wasn’t sure if it’s because of the influence of the character filters. When she read the original work for <When You’re Older> she found the story to be very touching.
<When You’re Older> was an adaptation of <When My Lover Gets Old, I Will Still Be as Beautiful as a Flower>. The interesting thing about this is not only was the plot touching, it also had a big twist.
The context had a slightly sci-fi setting where the protagonist Yu Nuo was a man who will never grow old. He has a lover of the same sex named Luo Wensheng, who was an ordinary man. The start was showed a scene of Luo Wensheng running away from home and Yu Nuo had called the police to search for him.
It turns out that Luo Wensheng was an old man with gray hair and Yu Nuo still looked like he was only in his twenties. The old Luo Wensheng didn’t want to burden the young Yu Nuo and couldn’t accept that he was getting old in front of his lover. After he slipped and hurt himself in the bathroom, Luo Wensheng ran away from home.
Yu Nuo was finally able to find him a few years later. At that point Luo Wensheng was bedridden that he no longer recognized his lover. The two spent their last moments together as Luo Wensheng finally died in Yu Nuo’s arms.
This was the epitome of the novel summarizing the title of the book: “When my lover gets old, I will still be as beautiful as a flower.” This was a tragic story of young and old love.
Under the sci-fi setting, Yu Nuo, who will never grow old, lived out his days alone for years until finally technology had advance to the point where time travel became a reality. Even after decades and hundreds of years, he still missed Luo Wensheng so Yu Nuo traveled back the day they met. That same day where he was only sixteen and Luo Wensehng was seventeen.
They started falling in love on campus and walked hand-in-hand for another lifetime.
From the reader’s perspective, they would think this was simply a story about traveling to the past to meet your lover again. Until they realized that the scene, they read at the beginning had repeated. Luo Wensehng once again ran away, and Yu Nuo had called the police to search for him.
Only then does the reader get the full picture that this wasn’t Yu Nuo’s first time travelling back. The story at the beginning was already one of his countless crossings. This is a story about a man who will never grow old and constantly travelling back in time so he can embrace his lover just once more.
“My only promise for the rest of my life is to run towards Luo Wensheng.”
The abuse made the liver tremble. When this movie is released, Mrs. Yan believes that there will be a huge rise in BaiJin CP fans. The level of abuse of this pair was comparable to that of Jintai Qiongying.
After returning home from visiting the set, Mrs. Yan waited in the living room until Yan Qiuchi came back from work: “Come here, I have something to tell you.”
Yan Qiuchi walked over.
She asked Yan Qiuchi: “What’s your situation now? Don’t you plan to chase him?”
Yan Qiuchi said: “I’ve been busy lately.”
“I went to visit the set today and saw Xiao Jin acting against Bai Qingquan. I feel that after filming this movie, the two of them will be able to get along much better.”
Yan Qiuchi also knew he had to act with haste. He was also extremely anxious that he hadn’t been sleeping well. Bai Qingquan and Shen Jintai could determine their relationship at any moment.
Shen Jintai was now filming in Nancheng so distance wasn’t an issue. In fact, just yesterday they were filming in a small restaurant that was less than 2 kilometers from his company. He had secretly drove to the scene. The staff had closed off the streets and people were gathered around watching them shoot. Fortunately, he was tall enough to stand above the crowd and looked on. He saw Shen Jintai in a suit and tie filming a scene of him leaving work.
Shen Jintai was tall and slender and looked awfully handsome in the suit. The lights the crew shined on him made him looked dazzling. Bai Qingquan was standing on the side of the road wearing a white shirt. Shen Jintai had put one hand in his pockets as he walked towards him with vigor, then directly grabbing his hand and walked forward with great strides.
This part of the movie should be where Luo Wensheng held Yu Nuo in public for the first time. It was a very sweet scene and Shen Jintai exuded a natural aggressive aura. After the director yelled “Cut!”, he let go of Bai Qingquan’s hand and smiled. When Yan Qiuchi saw that smile, he heard a nearby auntie say: “A star is truly a star. Why does he look so good?”
Yan Qiuchi also thought: ‘Why is he so beautiful?’
He thought Shen Jintai was 10,000 times better-looking than Bai Qingquan. He had that confident and seductive aura. Every frown and every smile were charming and touched his heart deeply. His love was only growing stronger that it had invaded his dreams.
Unfortunately, his confession was rejected. The only reason why everyone could still be friends was because he was still a gentleman and his love was restrained. If he forcibily pursue Shen Jintai, he will categorically get rejected…
The result of a face-to-face confrontation may cause Shen Jintai to start avoiding him in the future. It’s not that Yan Qiuchi didn’t dare to chase; he just couldn’t find a reason to chase. He needed a grandiose-sounding reason to start his pursuit.
The author has something to say：
Xiao Qi, come on, give him one.
Kinky Thoughts: WTF. What kind of dog-blooded stories is this author writing!! I’m already sobbing. Do I really have to translate the other novel just so I can read <When You’re Older> the full version?!
To summarize the story of <When You’re Older> / <When My Lover Gets Old, I Will Still Be as Beautiful as a Flower>:
Yu Nuo is a man who will never age. The opening scene shows an old man named Luo Wensheng, his lover, running away from home after he slipped and fell in the bathroom. Yu Nuo tried searching for him but to no avail. Eventually years later he finally found his lover who was so ill that he no longer recognize him. They spend their last moments together before Luo Wensheng passed away.
Yu Nuo eventually continues living on, ageless, until hundreds and thousands of years later when humanity finally developed the technology to travel back in time. Yu Nuo uses this technology to go back to the day when he was still a sixteen and Luo Wensheng was seventeen and they fall in love all over again and spend their days together all the way until the scene where Luo Wensheng, who is now an old man, runs away again because he couldn’t bear burdening his young lover.
This is where readers find out that Yu Nuo is basically in a never-ending cycle. He finds Luo Wensheng who’s on the verge of death, spends his days together with him, then wait thousands of years for the time travel technology to develop so he could go back to the day when he was sixteen to fall in love with Luo Wensheng again.
I’m dead! In tears! This author is too dog blooded! Is Shen Jintai ever going to play a role where he DOESN’T die?!