Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge
Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/
Chapter 107: President Yan Strikes
Sitting in Yan Qiuchi’s car, there was a smell that belonged only to this car, especially the spot where Shen Jintai was currently sitting. It was a faint smell of the cologne Yan Qiuchi normally wears. Shen Jintai was feeling tired. He hadn’t slept well yesterday and now that he was sitting in the car, he couldn’t help feeling drowsy.
The Yan’s villa was far from the hotel he was staying at and it’ll be a while before they’ll cross the bridge. Shen Jintai had drifted vaguely off to sleep and by the time he woke up, they had already arrived at the hotel.
“Awake?” Yan Qiuchi turned his head.
“Sorry, I fell asleep.” Shen Jintai said.
“We’re here. You go up and rest early. I won’t send you up.” Yan Qiuchi said.
“Thank you for your hard work.” Shen Jintai put on a mask and got out of the car.
Yan Qiuchi waved at him through the window then drove off. Because of Xiao Qi, he had paid careful attention and tried his best not to appear with Shen Jintai in public, especially when they are by themselves. If they were photographed by a lunatic similar to Xiao Qi, he didn’t know how much trouble it would cause Shen Jintai.
Shen Jintai stood on the side of the road and took a deep breath. He looked around and suddenly his phone beeped. It was a message from Yan Qiuchi: [Good night.]
He replied back with: [Don’t text while driving.]
Then after thinking about it quickly sent another message: [Good night.]
Shen Jintai didn’t rush back to the hotel but instead wandered outside alone for a bit. When he went to visit the Yan’s villa, he was afraid someone, like Xiao Qi, would follow him so he switched cars. Since he took Yan Qiuchi’s car back, no one knew his whereabouts.
When he wasn’t popular, he had looked forward to being recognized by people. Now, he was greedy for the value of freedom.
Yan Qiuchi sat in the car and looked at his phone showing him the message Shen Jintai had sent. The one that poked him the most was not [Good night.] but [Don’t text while driving.].
It felt like he was being controlled by a wife. If Shen Jintai had said this to him in person, with stern concern, he would be very obedient.
Shen Jintai, ah Shen Jintai. Yan Qiuchi felt his love for him had become a bit “deranged” because he was too repressed and had nowhere to vent. His arms constantly felt empty, and he wanted to hold just one thing so tightly to fill it up. When this feeling accumulated to the extreme, he even wanted to bite, but not others, only Shen Jintai.
Things couldn’t continue like this. He can’t constantly keep chasing without see the light at the end of the tunnel. He had to solve this dilemma, otherwise he’ll remain miserable.
Xiao Qi had been very haggard lately. She had been exposed online. Perhaps it was due to her guilty conscience, but she felt that someone would always recognize her whenever she goes out.
Her colleague comforted her: “Only those who really pay attention to the entertainment industry will know you. How could random people on the street recognize you?”
Xiao Qi cried: “But it’s true! Last time I went to the market to buy vegetables, I felt that someone was following me. It must be those evil gold or moonlight powder! They must want to retaliate against me!”
Her colleague: “…”
She wanted to tell Xiao Qi that there aren’t that many psychopaths in the world. Whether it’s gold or moonlight powder, they all just curse on the internet, but they don’t dare to do anything in real life. This was a society under the rule of law after all!
Xiao Qi eyes were flushed as she said: “Do these celebrities just expose people online because they have money and influence? The most hateful thing is that Bai Qingquan! I swear, he has been on my black list since then, and I will change from gold black powder to a moonlight black powder!”
Colleague: “…Sister, both their companies have filed a lawsuit against you. What if you lose?”
Xiao Qi became even more resentful when she heard this. They have forced her into a corner like this and didn’t give a way for her to live. The lawsuit would take a few months to settle. During this period, she plans to retaliate! She had to make as much money as possible selling black material!
Her first target would be Bai Qingquan.
<When You’re Older> pursued a sense of realism. Most of scenes were filmed during real time and thus many of them were filmed outside. Even if the news were strictly blocked from leaking, whenever they shoot, there would still be many people watching as soon as they arrive at the filming location.
Today was a weekend. There shouldn’t be anyone at Nancheng’s No. 1 Middle School, yet the entrance was already crowded with people. Two cars slowly approached the area. When Shen Jintai and Bai Qingquan got out of the car, there was a burst of excitement from around them.
Bai Qingquan went over and put a hand on Shen Jintai’s shoulder, showing that he wasn’t affected in the slightest by the scandal. The moonlight powder cheered thinking that their brother was not afraid of any crooked shadows.
Both Bai Qingquan and Shen Jintai were wearing school uniforms. They were beautifully designed. The short sleeve shirt was white, and the pants were black. A school badge was printed on the chest area of the shirt.
Extras were already in place waiting at the school entrance among the crowd of people. There was banner hanging at the school gate with the words: [Write your answer sheet with honesty and choose the ideal school based on your strength!]
The onlookers looked like they were parents sending off their kids to the exam.
Bai Qingquan glanced all around and said to Shen Jintai: “I can finally experience the feeling of a college entrance examination.” Part of his dream was finally realized.
This is one of the few highlights of this movie. During the college entrance exam was when Luo Wensheng and Yu Nuo determined their relationship. This part of the novel was written beautifully. It showed the feeling of youthful first love that was about to blossom. The in-depth psychological description was not conducive for the film, however*. The director and actors can only rely on the details.
*Clarity: novels usually have text that explains what each character’s thoughts and feelings are through words. In film, these things would have to be shown through physical actions and movements.
“Can I put my head on his back?” Shen Jintai asked the director.
Sun Sihai said: “Like how?”
Shen Jintai put his arms around Bai Qingquan’s waist and use his forehead to nuzzle against Bai Qingquan’s neck from behind.
Bai Qingquan endured the numbness of his waist, smiled, and said: “You’re playing as a 1.”
“I think there doesn’t need to be a clear-cut attack. There would be no sense of intimacy. Even a 1 can also show attachment. After all a man can still be a bit childish deep in their bones.” This was the secret Shen Jintai discovered from Yan Qiuchi. He felt that it would unexpectedly poke people.
Sun Sihai had always been convinced of his acting skills and comprehension ability, so he said: “Then let’s try.”
The plot had reached the point where Yu Nuo and Luo Wensheng had left the examination room. They road home on their bike. When they first got to the site, Luo Wensheng was the one who pedalled. On their way back, it was Yu Nuo.
Shen Jintai wrapped his arms around Bai Qingquan’s waist and pressed his forehead onto his neck. At this moment, Bai Qingquan felt like he was about to get goosebumps. An indescribable sense of ambiguity and intimacy swept over him, and he suddenly realize the how cute this coquettish attack was!
Bai Qingquan had felt that his requirements and the object he desired had to be muscular, strong, and had an aggressive aesthetic. Now he was having second thoughts. Was it possible to change it? In fact, as long as the other party was good enough, it seems that even Shen Jintai would do.
The same shot had to be done multiple times. A long-distance closeup, from the front to back side, sometimes many shots had to be done back and forth. During the interruption of these shots, Shen Jintai remained sitting on the bicycle seat with his head pressed on Bai Qingquan’s neck the whole time.
Bai Qingquan shifted a bit and said: “It’s a bit itchy.”
“Where?” Shen Jintai asked.
Bai Qingquan: “Your hair’s making my neck itchy.”
Shen Jintai raised his head and looked at him with a smile.
Bai Qingquan had always kept his sexual orientation secret. He always wanted to confide in someone like him, but he felt it was awkward to do it with Wei Ge or others who knew about his sexuality. Shen Jintai though was the exception. It was probably because he thought they were good sisters.
Although there were many people around, if they lower their voices, others wouldn’t be able to hear. He suddenly asked Shen Jintai: “Have you kissed before?”
Shen Jintai laughed when he heard this: “Are you thinking about the kissing scene we’re going to film next month?”
“That’s right,” Bai Qingquan said: “Your first kiss should have been long gone, right?”
Shen Jintai: “What makes you say that?”
Bai Qingquan turned around and whispered: “Aren’t you and President Yan… Oh my god. Even after so many years of chasing, you still haven’t kissed?!”
“You think he is someone that would just let anyone kiss him? Who can force him?” Shen Jintai laughed.
Bai Qingquan: “Then hurry up and find someone to experience it. I don’t want your first kiss.”
Shen Jintai: “You kissed before?”
Bai Qingquan: “Of course. I have filmed many kissing scenes.” With two actresses to be exact.
“With a man?” Shen Jintai asked.
Bai Qingquan glanced at the crowd of onlookers next to him: “No. But what’s the difference?”
Shen Jintai teased him: “Why don’t we try it?”
Unexpectedly, Bai Qingquan was not touched by him at all, but looked at his lips very seriously: “Why is your lip-color so nice and your lip-shape so good looking. It looks so kissable.”
Shen Jintai reached out his hand and pinched his lips. It did seem very soft and tender. When he pinched it, it puckered up. When he let go, it turned into a beautiful smile showing off a row of unbelievably gorgeous teeth.
Just looking at them tempted Bai Qingquan. They were very kissable. He was going to take Shen Jintai’s first kiss. He couldn’t help but feel excited when he thought about it.
A man’s hands felt different from a woman’s. When a man’s lips were kissed, would it also feel different as well? He wasn’t sure if he would also feel the numbness like when Shen Jintai touched his waist.
Shen Jintai was also nervous. He had never filmed a kissing scene before, neither with an actor or actress. However, he didn’t feel aggrieved for giving away his first kiss to Bai Qingquan. His only regret was that it wasn’t in reality but only for the sake of filming. Considering this, his first kiss was dedicated to his acting career.
Xiao Qi was using binoculars as she looked back and forth between Shen Jintai and Bai Qingquan. After squatting for two days, she still hasn’t found anything. The both of them seemed to have increased their vigilance. As long as it wasn’t during filming, they were basically fully armed.
She knew this would be a protracted battle. The most annoying thing was her colleague, who was most likely scared, made an excuse and told her that her mother was ailing at home, and she needed to go and take care of her for a while. That coward!
She was now single-handedly facing two enemies, Shen Jintai and Bai Qingquan. She felt between the two of them, Shen Jintai already had a well-known black history, so Bai Qingquan was the better target. His personality was too perfect that it was definitely a façade.
Xiao Qi had followed him for many days but found nothing. She already received the lawsuit notice and was running out of time. How could she be such a failure at life? She was such a waste. She didn’t dare to go online, as people scold her daily, and she didn’t dare to go out to eat, afraid that someone might recognize her.
Xiao Qi found her breakthrough when Mrs. Yan and Yan Qiuchi was visiting the crew. The set was opened to visitors so there were many people there. Mrs. Yan and Shen Jintai had a good mother-son relationship, and all the fan circles knew that Yan Qiuchi had always been cold and self-contained. She couldn’t tell if Shen Jintai and Yan Qiuchi still have personal feelings but she couldn’t rely on malicious editing either. Her video would instantly be called out and wouldn’t make any waves.
While the visit didn’t grab her any new materials, it gave her a flash of inspiration. She finally discovered Shen Jintai’s biggest weakness: Yan Qiuchi.
Shen Jintai once loved Yan Qiuchi so madly and passionately. This news was so big even passersby, let alone her, a black powder, had known about it.
Xiao Qi’s aimed her camera at Yan Qiuchi. Mrs. Yan was talking to Shen Jintai as he was standing nearby. He stood tall at 1.9 meters, was born into a wealthy family, and gradated from a prestigious school. He had achieved extraordinary achievement at a young age and his face was comparable to the hottest celebrities.
Such a good man had tempted her the moment she saw him, so it would be unreasonable to think that Shen Jintai, that scumbag, would really not miss him at all. Most likely he was just pretending because his family was broke and he was anxious to make a comeback to earn money.
Ahh, so it was like this.
Xiao Qi was planning to make some big news. This time she was fully prepared. She spent two days sorting out all the news materials of Shen Jintai’s mad pursuit of Prince Yan in the past intending to find any kind of clues between the two of them. As she flipped through all the news articles, documents, and any relevant information, she found that Shen Jintai and Yan Qiuchi were wearing watches of the same brand. It looked like it was a couple’s watch.
The most interaction they had was when Shen Jintai was filming The East Palace, so she scour for information there. Eventually she found two photos of Yan Qiuchi suspected of staring at Shen Jintai in the commemorative booklet issued by the East Palace crew!
She even found a very niche CP group, the JinQiu CP Group, which were living in the cracks between Jintai Qiongying and Jintai Meijing CPs. This group were fans of Yan Qiuchi and Shen Jintai and had a bunch of photos and videos between the two of them that they shared with each other privately.
Shen Jintai liking Yan Qiuchi wasn’t a secret as it was his biggest black history, far more infamous than the head-pulling incident. However, because it was so cliché, it wasn’t able to make much waves. Since passersby all know about this, all she needed to do was condense these things and process them. Even if she can’t find proof of Shen Jintai’s old feelings, she could still organize this information and post them. She believed that based on Shen Jintai’s popularity, it would cause a new round of discussions and perhaps bring back Shen Jintai’s old behavior. It may not be strong enough, but it was her last counterattack!
She really wanted to continue watching Shen Jintai be humiliated by Yan Qiuchi. If this gets on the hot search, she hoped Yan Qiuchi would coldly respond like before: “Absolutely impossible.”
This scumbag thinks that just because he’s popular now that everyone will forget his black history and won’t mock him anymore?
But Xiao Qi knew that this wasn’t enough. She still needed to wait for an opportunity. She must hold back this time and wait patiently for a while. Perhaps she’ll eventually be able to take a more explosive shot. When that time comes, she’ll use it with the information she gathered so far and set off a monstrous wave!
“President Yan,” Fang Yun handed over a stack of photos: “This was mailed to you anonymously. Do you need me to open it for you?”
Yan Qiuchi looked at them and said: “No need. You can go.”
After Fang Yun left, Yan Qiuchi opened the mail and looked at the photos. In them were pictures of Xiao Qi taking pictures of other. She wasn’t aware that someone was also taking pictures of her.
Yan Qiuchi tossed the photos on to the table.
This woman truly did have a death wish. Well, he’ll grant her that wish then. He’ll ensure she’ll pay back the debt she owes, so she can earn a bright future.
The author has something to say：
Xiao Qi is about to complete her ultimate mission.
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Kinky Thoughts: Everyone’s so concern about first kiss or first time. I’m here like rather than first, it should really be last right? Personally, I don’t really care about your firsts, as long as I’m the last.