Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge
Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/
Chapter 125: Vinegar is Brewing
Shen Jintai stretched out his hand and stroked his hair, showing off his smooth forehead, and said: “Let’s go, I’m sleepy.”
They had been sitting there for quite some time.
Yan Qiuchi said: “Have you been too tired lately?”
Shen Jintai replied with a “Nn” and gave a glance at Yan Qiuchi, not saying anything else, then slowly got up. Yan Qiuchi remained sitting as he said: “Let’s talk.”
Shen Jintai’s heart tightened. If he sits down and talk, he could be manipulated by Yan Qiuchi’s means and be kissed again, like what had happened in the past and he wasn’t sure if he could handle it. He turned his head and gave Yan Qiuchi a look, and asked with a smile: “Are you sure you want to talk?”
The disorderly hair that had been rustled up fell down one after another due to the wind, causing it to split in the middle, completely exposing Shen Jintai’s face, giving his eyebrows an alluring vividness. His eyes were bright and clear, giving a stark contrast to the rest of his face as he looked directly at Yan Qiuchi. Yan Qiuchi’s lips quivered and then stood up. This reaction satisfied Shen Jintai.
“It may take a while,” Yan Qiuchi said: “I didn’t expect you to leave so fast. I’ve sent Xiao Li a message and he’s on the road now but will take some time to arrive.”
Xiao Li was Yan Qiuchi’s driver. Since they both drank, neither could drive back and with Shen Jintai celebrity status, it wasn’t easy to find a substitute driver, so it was safer to use an acquaintance.
Shen Jintai nodded, and sat back down, continuing to lay on the railing and said: “Then I’ll enjoy the scenery for a bit.”
Today’s scenes were heavy, and exhausting. In such a comfortable environment, after drinking a bit of wine while listening to a soothing melody, fatigue slowly crept over him. He had just tasted a bit of sweetness and now he was ready to be indifferent. He discovered that the more indifferent he acted, the more Yan Qiuchi couldn’t guess what was in his mind, so he’ll be more cautious and wouldn’t dare to be so presumptuous.
He closed his eyes and felt sleepy. When he heard Yan Qiuchi talking on the phone, he opened his eyes in a daze. He found that he was covered with Yan Qiuchi’s coat. His whole figure looked as if he was shrouded in an inexplicable coldness and sadness. He reached out his hand and rubbed his eyes then heard Yan Qiuchi said: “Just in time. Xiao Li is here so we can go.”
Shen Jintai stood up and returned his coat to him. When he looked up at the sky, he said: “It looks cloudy.”
“It’ll probably rain tomorrow cooling down the whole country.” Yan Qiuchi said as he put on his coat.
Shen Jintai let out a “Nn” and started walking out.
On the way back, he didn’t say a word to Yan Qiuchi. They sat next to each other, with a wide distance between them, in complete silence. Shen Jintai wasn’t sure if the silence was due to Yan Qiuchi cautiousness or if it was due to the driver being a third party. It seems that Yan Qiuchi would only expose his other side when they were together alone.
In the eyes of others, Yan Qiuchi was always clean, abstinent, and icy. Only he had insight on Yan Qiuchi’s inner personality that made him feel inexplicably happy. The more indifferent he was, the sweeter he felt in his heart. It was truly a sight to behold.
Shen Jintai called Xiao Tang and after finishing his call said to Yan Qiuchi: “I asked Xiao Tang to pick me up south of the bridge so you can just let me get off here.”
Xiao Li hurriedly said in front of him: “Yes, Mr. Shen.” He was Yan Qiuchi’s full-time driver but he didn’t have many opportunities to drive Shen Jintai and he was also aware of the rumors regarding his boss and him.
He also bore witness to the whole process of his boss ignoring Shen Jintai’s love previously, and now he can’t reach it. At this moment, he was excited as the blood of gossip was boiling inside wondering how Gao Qiao would feel about this situation now.
Brother Gao had always hated Shen Jintai. In less than a year of his absence, the situation has drastically changed that he wasn’t sure how Gao Qiao would react when he finds out.
But Shen Jintai has also changed. He was really good-looking now. He didn’t remember him being so dazzling before. After removing all the heavy makeup he previously wore, Shen Jintai now looks cleaner and fairer. He didn’t look dull at all but on the contrary seems brighter. His thick black hair, rosy lips, and heroic temperament radiated truly like a star.
When they reached the south side of bridge, Xiao Tang was already waiting there. The car stopped by the side of the road, and Shen Jintai open the car door and said: “I’m leaving now. Thank you for the wine.”
Shen Jintai got out of the car and walked towards the commercial van without taking a look back. When he entered, he saw Li Meilan inside, startling him momentarily before he closed the door.
Yan Qiuchi pursed his lips, waited for Shen Jintai’s car to drive away, smiled softly, and said to Xiao Li: “Go back to the company.”
Shen Jintai had deliberately acted too distance from him, and it only made him feel sweet. These little acts from Shen Jintai were like a cat’s paw gently scratching him. It didn’t hurt, but it tickled his heart very comfortably.
“Didn’t you say that you went with your kid to get his vaccination?” Shen Jintai said as he unscrewed a bottle of mineral water and took a few sips from it.
Li Meilan said: “I was worried about you, so I went to have a look. Haven’t you been very cold to him recently? Why did you suddenly decided to go have a drink with him today?”
“I just want to drink.” Shen Jintai smiled.
Li Meilan said: “Just drinking? Did you say anything else?”
“I didn’t talk to him much.” Shen Jintai seemed happy as his eyes glowed brightly. His smile was infectious and sweet.
Li Meilan: “Oh. Be careful to not to overturned*.”
*Reminder: overturned (翻车了) = refers to could have won but lost.
“He likes me, but it’s not like I like him. Everything is under control.” Shen Jintai tone was slightly triumphant.
“You really don’t like him at all?” Li Meilan said: “I haven’t seen it.”
Shen Jintai smiled, leaned back in the seat, raised his head and stroked his hair. In that moment, Li Meilan came to a realization, Shen Jintai looks really A*. This wasn’t just an a but a real A. It almost made Li Meilan picture it in her mind.
*Reminder: A = alpha.
When he returned to the hotel, he had a good nap and slept late into the evening. Bai Qingquan came over to talk to him about tomorrow’s scenes. All the scenes tomorrow were passionate scenes. It was added in by the screenwriter, but they were all vague. They both knew that the vaguer it was, the bigger the scale it could be.
Shen Jintai: “Director Sun has already told me that he may have to show some skin.”
Bai Qingquan was taken aback for a moment, a little nervous: “You or me? He didn’t tell me.”
“Me.” Shen Jintai said.
Bai Qingquan breathed a sigh of relief: “It’s probably because of your good figure, so it would be a pity not to show it.”
This kind of intimate scene would require the two of them to rehearse in advance. How to kiss, where to put their hands, and if there was sex, how to make it look realistic. Because of the false alarm when he filmed with Bai Qingquan, he couldn’t let himself go because he was afraid Xiao Ai would suddenly pop up and say: “Dear! Bai Qingquan has fallen in love with you” or something like that.
He could no longer give Bai Qingquan the happiness that he wants. He used to look forward to Bai Qingquan falling in love with him but now he’s afraid that Bai Qingquan might really fall for him. Fortunately, he had not actively pursued Bai Qingquan before and choose to woo him through his acting skills.
Looking at his eyes, he sensed that Bai Qingquan had already entered the act, but they look calm and gentle, like the look from a friend.
Xiao Tang and Li Meilan were also there and including them, there were about eight people total. The two teams have become familiar with each other during the filming of <When You’re Older> so they often had dinner together. Everyone was chattering about, enthusiastically discussing the passionate scenes to be filmed. Some even contributed suggestions.
While the discussion was in full swing, Shen Jintai’s phone lit up and he glanced over and found a message sent by Yan Qiuchi. Now, whenever he sees the word “Yan Paifang” appear, it would make his heart beat faster.
Yan Qiuchi’s message was ambiguous, asking him: [Have you eaten yet?]
Shen Jintai took a picture of the messy table, and was about to reply but deleted it again and typed: [No, I’m rehearsing with Bai Qingquan.]
After thinking about it again, he deleted the word [Bai].
Yan Qiuchi was sitting at the dining table. When he heard the phone vibrate, he took took it out and look seeing that Shen Jintai had replied: [No, I’m rehearsing with Qingquan.]
Mrs. Yan glanced at him and asked: “You never use your phone while eating.”
Yan Qiuchi said: “It’s not about work.”
When Mrs. Yan heard this, she immediately understood. To say that men don’t like to talk and that they’re naturally indifferent and they don’t understand taste was all bullshit. Her son was thinking about his love interest all the time, looking forward to each moment when he could say just a few things. How could anyone say that he was indifferent.
People in love were like licking dogs*, some want to lick with dignity while others didn’t. Fortunately, her son licked moderately.
*Reminder: licking dog (舔狗) = refers to the fact that in your love life, the other party doesn’t like you, but you have no bottom line and constantly tries to please the other party. AKA a simp.
Eh? Why does this seem a bit wrong!
Mrs. Yan: “How was the set visit today? I heard from Xiao Tang that many people cried.”
Yan Qiuchi: “Nn. They both acted very well.”
His phone vibrated again as Shen Jintai took the initiative to continue texting him. Yan Qiuchi was excited seeing Shen Jintai’s name appear on his phone. He pretended to stay calm as he opened the message and saw that Shen Jintai had sent him a picture. It seems to be a script.
He glanced at the text and his face gloomed instantly.
How could there be such a large-scale plot?! He didn’t remember this scene when he read the original script!
Yan Qiuchi suddenly remembered the script Fang Yun sent him that was the unedited first edition. That version was too shocking as it held many passionate scenes that were fierce like fire. Fortunately, the script was revised when the shooting officially started, and a toned-down version was used instead.
“Yu Nuo seemed to have gone crazy. He pinched Luo Wensheng’s chin with his hand and bit his neck and ears.”
He didn’t know whether Yu Nuo went mad, but one thing was certain, the director and the screenwriter sure did. Yan Qiuchi stared at the script coldly while he continued reading it. He thought it was fine if it was just kissing. That should be the limit of scale for two top stars.
The faint sound of wind was blowing outside. Mrs. Yan looked out the window and saw that the trees in the courtyard was shaking and quivering, leaving a looming shadow on the glass. The maid hurried over to close the window and said: “It’s going to rain.”
“It hasn’t rained for a long time.” Mrs. Yan said.
This year autumn had seen less rain than the previous year, and now it was time for a heavy storm to blow through.
The author has something to say：
It’s going to rain, and there is no water in the pond. Why, oh no, how is it reflecting a golden pavilion?
Vinegar is brewing.
Kinky Thoughts: A storm full of jelly is coming.