Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge
Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/
Chapter 137: Public Delivery
The celebrities were separated from the other guests, so Shen Jintai sat in the front row of tables. When he saw Mrs. Yan, he came over to greet her, then glance at Yan Qiuchi with a smile.
This unexpected danger made Yan Qiuchi realize that he had to deal with his relationship with Shen Jintai quickly to avoid them running across such a pitfall again.
Yan Qiuchi took the initiative to come over and said: “Is it cold?”
Shen Jintai was not used to talking to him in public and said: “It’s fine.”
From the moment Yan Qiuchi walked towards him, he noticed that many eyes were secretly looking at them. The scandal between the two of them seems to be something that everyone wanted to gossip about.
“Is Jintai and President Yan in love?” Zheng Siqi asked Bai Qingquan softly when he sat down.
Bai Qingquan looked back at him, smiled and asked: “I want to ask if what’s between you and Yang Lizhi true.”
Zheng Siqi smiled, slightly embarrassed, and said: “No, we just had dinner together a few times.” It was just a marketing plan between their companies to build up hype. At that time, it was to promote the idol drama they both starred in.
“It seems you guys are circulating onlne.” Bai Qingquan asked: “Have you been photographed? I read the news from Headline Entertainment and wondered if it was talking about you two.”
Zheng Siqi said: “Really?”
Headline Entertainment was well-known in the circle, so naturally Zheng Siqi had heard of them. He immediately went on Weibo and search for them seeing the words [Secrets of The East Palace]. He couldn’t help but be surprised and said: “Is it referring to me and Yang Lizhi?”
Bai Qingquan glanced at Shen Jintai and Yan Qiuchi, and his eyes widened: “It couldn’t be that they were photographed, right?”
Zheng Siqi: “I haven’t seen Yang Lizhi recently. It doesn’t make sense for them to release something now if they took the picture a while ago…”
“You are not in love, are you?” Zheng Siqi asked again.
Bai Qingquan laughed: “I like to, but I have no time.” He had been recording a couple of variety shows recently, bouncing back and forth from one to the other. When he’s free, he would participate in promotional activities across the country and after the new year, he’ll enter the crew to make a new drama. Falling in love was simply just a pipe dream for him.
“Isn’t it Jintai and President Yan?” Zheng Siqi said.
It wasn’t suitable for Shen Jintai to be in a romantic relationship at this time, especially if its with Yan Qiuchi.
After Shen Jintai took his seat, Bai Qingquan immediately asked: “Were you and President Yan photographed together?” He didn’t think so but couldn’t help suspect, as Shen Jintai looked particularly radiant today.
Shen Jintai asked: “What was photographed?”
Bai Qingquan showed him the headline. Shen Jintai became nervous, but the charity dinner had started, so he sat up rigidly as he waved his hand to the camera. Recordings of the charity dinner would be edited and broadcasted online in the future.
Yang Lizhi and Yuan Weiwei joined forces to sing a song of sisterhood, kicking off the charity dinner. After their performance, a calligraphy painting by Yan Tiefeng was used as the opening for the auction. Yan Tiefeng was a lover of calligraphy, and his work was well-known and he himself was an influential figure in that community. His works have sold between 100,000 yuan or more, and some even over a million.
Mrs. Yan said to the people around her: “If Lao Yan knew, he would be very happy.”
In order to heat up the atmosphere and give Yan Tiefeng face, Shen Jintai repeatedly raised his placard. However, the painting was finally won by the second son of the Zhao family at a price of 1.8 million.
Shen Jintai couldn’t help but glanced at the second son of the Zhao family. He had met him when he was filming <When You’re Older>.
Bai Qingquan had also seen him and said: “Such a tall, rich, and handsome* man. As expected from someone with deep pockets*.”
*[Gao fushuai] (高富帅) = buzzword meaning tall, rich, and handsome.
*Deep pockets [Cai da qi cu] (财大气粗) = has two references, first is to refer to the wealthy and extraordinary style. Second refers to the dominance of people because of wealth.
Shen Jintai smiled and asked: “Big pockets or big equipment*?”
*Clarity: He’s making a pun here. He’s saying [qi hai shi qi] (气还是器). In the previous line Bai Qingquan is saying Zhao has [deep pockets] (财大气粗). Shen Jintai is making a pun here as (粗) has many meanings, one of which is thick. The (气) in deep pockets and the (器) in what Shen Jintai is saying are homonyms so he’s using that to make his pun. As for what equipment refers to, you get the idea. Thanks Lingmu for helping me with this.
Bai Qingquan said: “Are you possessed by Luo Wensheng?”
Buying a painting for 1.8 million was obviously just for charity. That money means little to the Zhao family.
Bai Qingquan did not participate in the bidding and instead just ate the whole time. This time, he simply attended for the dinner and decided before he came to not buy anything and only donate 15 ambulances.
Shen Jintai was the opposite. He was in good spirits at such a happy event. He raised his placard at almost every item for auction winning a brooch donated by Mrs. Yan and a watch from screenwriter Song Chenchen. He spent over a million in one night alone!
“The next thing we are going to auction is an Piaget Men’s Wristwatch provided by Mr. Zheng Siqi. The starting price is 500,000 yuan.”
Before the host even finished speaking, Shen Jintai had already taken the lead and raised his placard. Seeing him bidding on the item already, the host said amusingly: “Mr. Shen, you are very enthusiastic tonight.”
The hostess joked: “Of course our Li Xu will grab the watch provided by Prince Ying.”
“One million.” Shen Jintai directly doubled the price. Zheng Siqi, who was sitting next to him, was elated when he heard his bid and patted him on the shoulder.
“Are you okay today?” Bai Qingquan said.
Immediately, a rich lady raised her placard and pushed the price to 1.1 million. Shen Jintai responded and the two went on a bidding war until the price reached 1.5 million.
“Does Mrs. Zhang want to increase the price?” The host asked with a smile.
Mrs. Zhang smiled and said: “I will give it to Shen Jintai.”
“If no one continues to bid, then the watch provided by Mr. Zheng Siqi will…”
At this moment, someone raised their placard. Yan Qiuchi, who had been sitting there without participating, suddenly put in a bid. The audience immediately erupted in commotion and Bai Qingquan, who was busy playing on his phone, eyes immediately flashed with gossip. Ahhhhhhh~!
“President Yan!” The female host was even more excited, as she almost stomped her feet: “President Yan, how much do you want to bid?”
Mrs. Yan looked back with a smile, as she knew that Yan Qiuchi would definitely make a move tonight.
“Two million.” Yan Qiuchi said.
“President Yan is offering two million!” The female host smiled and looked at Shen Jintai. Shen Jintai flushed slightly, leaned back in his seat, and said: “Then I can only bear the pain and give up my love.”
Two million broke the auction record tonight. Zheng Siqi and Yan Qiuchi took the stage together. The two shook hands then Zheng Siqi smiled and handed him the watch: “Thank you.”
Buyers usually have to speak on stage, so the host gave the microphone to Yan Qiuchi. He kept his appearance as a tall and cold gentleman as he said: “I bought this watch to give to someone.”
The female host’s voice trembled with excitement. She immediately glanced at Shen Jintai with a smile and asked: “Then President Yan, who do you want to give it to? Is that person here?”
Yan Qiuchi didn’t expect the host to be so inquisitive. He smiled and nodded: “I think this watch is very suitable for that person.”
Some of the audience members had started to heckle, giving “whoo whoo” under the stage. Zheng Siqi who was standing on stage, clapped his hands and looked at Shen Jintai. Shen Jintai was confused, his face was red and hot as he didn’t expect Yan Qiuchi to do this.
Netizens who were watching the live broadcast exploded.
“Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, the president pursuit of his wife is really extraordinary!”
“Am I the only one who thinks Prince Yan’s demeanor is not inferior to any of the celebrities present? Who said that he’s not as good as Zheng Siqi? I think Zheng Siqi is inferior when standing next to him!”
“He has both looks and wealth! Touhua why are you still hesitating? Marry him!”
This move was a bit unexpected, but it was also very su and romantic. The gold powders curled their lips and thought it was fine. Not annoying. It wasn’t like Yan Qiuchi had only been chasing their brother for a day or two. Today, they just witness how imposing the love of rich people can be. In order to please Shen Jintai, two million was spent on sprinkled water*.
*Sprinkle water (洒洒水) = buzzword originally referred to trivial things but now extended to something that is very relaxed and not worth mentioning.
The only thing that ordinary people can look up to is Su Shuang*, who belongs to the rich and also count as GET.
*Translation help: no idea what this is referencing.
“Shen Jintai.” Yan Qiuchi said with a smile on stage.
“Mr. Shen Jintai, please!” The male host shouted.
“President Yan is giving this watch to Mr. Shen Jintai. We like to invite him to the stage.”
Shen Jintai stood up amidst the encouragement and applause of everyone. He buttoned his suit and walked on stage. He shook Zheng Siqi’s hand as usual, and then stood in front of Yan Qiuchi with a blushing face.
The light in the room was dim as Yan Qiuchi looked at him with a soft smile with the watch case in his hand. Shen Jintai felt like he was being confessed to in public.
Even the female host excitedly said something very out of place: “President Yan giving Mr. Shen Jintai a watch, can this be counted as a confession?”
Yan Qiuchi took the microphone and said: “I have confessed many times, but he has refused.”
“Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!” The gold powders suddenly boiled.
Although it has long been rumored that my brother has rejected Yan Qiuchi many times, it has never been verified. Now that the actual words are coming from the horse’s mouth, its more effective than them blowing 10,000 rainbow farts online!
“My god!” Netizens were even more chicken blooded: “Yan Qiuchi really could bend and stretch. I now believe he made the original statement!”
“Where can I find such a man that has looks and money?!”
“Touhua is obviously moved. Look at him blushing like that!”
“Ahhhh~ They’re such a good match standing together! They are both so good-looking, the Prince of a Consortium and a Starlight Beauty!”
“I think some people say that Touhua will lose all his powder if he falls in love with Prince Yan. I don’t think it’s necessary true. Touhua now relies on his charm to make the other become a licking dog. Isn’t this a long face* thing? If I were a gold powder, I would be flying!”
*Long face (长脸) = dialect meaning to make the face good-looking and radiant.
Shen Jintai took the watch in Yan Qiuchi’s hand and with a blushing face let out a long sigh. The host asked him to say a few words, but he didn’t know what to say. His mind was blank as he spoke: “Thank you, President Yan. I like this watch very much.”
The female host was like an undercover agent sent by Yan Qiuchi as she probed with a smile: “What about the person who gave you the watch?”
Shen Jintai smiled and said: “Men with kind hearts are attractive.”
His response was appropriate as it not only gave Yan Qiuchi face but addresses the theme as well.
The gold powders were very satisfied!
“I think we can use Prince Yan’s sentence where he had confessed many times and was rejected. We can edit it out to match the statement made by him at the beginning. See if anyone dare say that my brother has posted upside down!”
“I hope that some sisters will make it into a small video so I can loop it 10,000 times!”
“Prince Yan’s operation was both coquettish and scheming, but for what he said, I forgive him. It’s still best for my brother to not agree to him easily! I hope he can sit on the cold bench for a while, which will be even better!”
“It’s okay for him to say that. After all, everyone knows that he’s been chasing my brother. In fact, Prince Yan… is quite handsome. I think he and my brother… match well… covering face.”
“There’s nothing wrong with Prince Yan. Regardless of his appearance or personality, he’s barely worthy of my brother. Forget it! My brother used to like him so much. If he still does, I will… reluctantly accept it.”
“Prince Ying’s watch, Prince Yan took it and gave it to Li Xu. My feelings are indescribable and unclear.”
The author has something to say：
The jade pendant of The East Palace, the watch of JinQiu.
Kinky Thoughts: Marry him already!!!