Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge
Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/
Chapter 139: Embraced
When Shen Jintai returned to his room, he sent a message to Zheng Siqi and Bai Qingquan: [It has been resolved.]
Everyone can rest peacefully tonight.
Zheng Siqi immediately sent a message and asking about the specifics: [I knew that Headline Entertainment would contact you if they got something on you. I heard they have started getting shadier and they rely on this stuff to make money now.]
Bai Qingquan: [It’s good that it’s been resolved. Don’t offend them. It’s hard to guard against villians.]
[But this time they are going to get their face slapped. I remember last time, they release information that a-list celebrities were secretly meeting with young models. It seemed that they had been publicized. In the end, they released a YP* video of a small star and an internet celebrity from the 18th tier. This time their PR played themselves, so I don’t know what they plan to put out now.]
*Translations help: originally in English. Not sure what it’s referencing.
[I can’t see how they can spin it. The preview said that this time there are quite a few details, indicating incriminating evidence. It can be seen that from the beginning they were determined to explode it no matter what. I don’t know what President Yan offered to appease them. Now it’s not easy for them to find a replacement.]
[I guess it’ll probably be about me and Yang Lizhi?] Zheng Siqi typed while smiling.
Bai Qingquan: [Could it be about Teacher Song Wei?]
Shen Jintai type hurriedly: [What about Teacher Song?] He had a good relationship with Song Wei.
Bai Qingquan: [Rumors has it that she recently got divorced.]
Zheng Siqi: [Why are you so well in tune with the gossip circle?]
Bai Qingquan: [I don’t know much. It seems Teacher Song Wei’s husband was unfaithful and was photographed… But Song Wei is a veteran actress and does not have the popularity that’s in line to paralyze Weibo.]
Shen Jintai walked to the window, opened the curtains, and looked out. There was still snow falling outside, but it had slowly eased. The wind’s howl though was growing louder. He went to take a shower and laid down on the bed, hesitating whether he should call Yan Qiuchi, when the man in question knocked on his door.
“I asked the hotel to close surveillance on this floor,” Yan Qiuchi came in and said: “Have you closed the curtains?”
Shen Jintai felt as if they were having an illicit affair: “I did.”
Yan Qiuchi came in wearing robe over his pajamas. He took off his robe and put it on a hanger, then sat down on the bed. He pretended to be calm, but his face was slightly flushed. He knew that the more calm and natural he was, the greater his chance of successfully sleeping with Shen Jintai.
“Go to sleep.” He said.
Shen Jintai was embarrassed. He walked to the other side of the bed, and said: “Don’t hold me… otherwise you can’t sleep well either…”
Yan Qiuchi seemingly ignored him. He sighed as he laid down and said: “I haven’t slept well for a few days. I’m really tired.”
Shen Jintai turned off the lights in the room, leaving only the small night light at the head of the bed on, then got into bed. He felt like dying from embarrassment. Even though they haven’t said the words, in reality they were already together. In his heart, he had already regarded Yan Qiuchi as his boyfriend. Yan Qiuchi probably knew this as well, but he didn’t say anything, most likely so he can propose a formal confession. He felt that if Yan Qiuchi confessed to him tonight, he would give in.
Shen Jintai took out his phone to browse. Today’s charity dinner occupied four hot searches on Weibo. Two were directly related to him. One was [The East Palace Three Masters] with a picture of him, Bai Qingquan, and Zhang Siqi in the same frame, and the other was about Yan Qiuchi. It was a picture of Zheng Siqi’s watch that was given to him. The latter obviously attracted more attention from netizens.
Shen Jintai: “If you’re with me in the future, it may not be convenient for you. You may often be criticized by netizens and photographed and filmed.”
This was a problem that an average person and a celebrity must face together, as both their private lives are inevitably affected.
Yan Qiuchi turned over to face him and said: “I have been mentally prepared for this a long time ago. If you think about it, it’s also a good thing. As more people pay attention to you and care about you, you’ll have many people supervising me. Everyone knows that I am your person, that I can’t do bad things, and others may not dare do bad things to me.”
Shen Jintai laughed when he heard this. He thought that Yan Qiuchi had a strange perspective: “What bad things can others do to you?”
Yan Qiuchi: “You may not know this but there are plenty of people who want to introduce me to someone, and there are countless others who have fantasies about me. With you by my side, those who want to introduce me will stay quiet and those who have fantasies may feel too shameful to look at me in that way when they see you.”
Shen Jintai: “What does this mean?”
“How could they possibly compare to you? I have the best Shen Jintai in the world in my family. Who else would I look at? They should have at least some self-awareness.”
Yan Qiuchi was blowing him rainbow farts again!
“Really,” Yan Qiuchi was quite serious: “I’m Shen Jintai’s boyfriend.”
Shen Jintai’s heart was so moved by these words, but he was too embarrassed to tell him that their thoughts were one in the same.
As expected though, Yan Qiuchi always had an ulterior motive. After flattering him, he leaned towards him. Despite boasting that he wasn’t a weakling, he still fell into Yan Qiuchi’s trap. Too embarrassed to shirk his struggles, he tried to make himself appear calm. Yan Qiuchi wanted to hug him, so he let him. It’s just that every time Yan Qiuchi first embrace him, he always felt anxious. It might be due to his skin hunger and thirst, that when he hugged him, his body would inadvertently shake.
His excitement was particularly contagious that it made Shen Jintai think: ‘Fuck, doesn’t he like me too much?! Holy shit, am I this attractive?’
This heartfelt feeling gave him a great sense of satisfaction. He patted Yan Qiuchi on the back just like how his father did.
Yan Qiuchi felt both comfortable and uncomfortable. He was suffering but he didn’t want to let go. He would try his best to confess again, and, in the future, he’ll be able to sleep with Shen Jintai in his arms. Perhaps he can start little by little.
The next day, Shen Jintai felt someone had kissed him but he didn’t move. He noticed that Yan Qiuchi got up and after a while then there was a slight sound of the door closing. He opened his eyes and looked at the time. It was 7 in the morning. The sky was already bright.
Truthfully, neither of them had a good rest. They weren’t used to having someone lie next to them and the itchy feeling in their hearts tormented them as reluctance held them back. It stood to reason that it was very painful.
Still, love was so wonderful.
Now that Yan Qiuchi was gone, leaving him alone, he could finally let go completely and sleep for a while longer until Li Meilan and the others pick him up.
Today was the first official confrontation between him and Cai Jun. When Cai Jun came out of the makeup room, Shen Jintai almost didn’t recognize him.
Xu Dahai was a middle-aged man. He was almost forty years old when Xu Xingchen was born and now he was an old man close to seventy. Cai Jun’s performance as an old man was more attentive than his, truly deserving of someone who had won many awards.
What they filmed today was a scene where Xu Xingchen first entered the house.
Winter was the most suitable for filming this kind of drama. The pavement was broken and there was a small yard at his residence. A single tall persimmon tree grew in the middle with red persimmons hanging on it, making the backdrop against the snow even more vivid.
“I don’t know if you have this experience,” Qiu Hong joked to him: “For children, the aging of parents is not the kind that gradually ages over the years. Rather, when they meet on a certain year, they suddenly find that their parents have become so old. This kind of unexpected discovery and heartache is very strong. Xu Xingchen loves his father, and his father loves him as well. He hasn’t seen Xu Dahai in almost a decade. The moment when he sees his father, he should be extraordinary shock from his father’s aging look. I will give you a close-up of your face. There should be a feeling of surprise and shock, but the expression can’t be too obvious.”
Shen Jintai nodded.
This part of the script was written very plain, but Shen Jintai felt that it was actually extremely touching when he thought about it carefully.
Xu Dahia had a middle-aged son that he loves like a treasure, but he never accepted his son’s sexual orientation. The father and son with similar temperament severed their relationship and he’s now meeting him again, only there wasn’t much time left.
“Get ready,” the director shouted: “Three, two, one, action!”
The taxi drove off, leaving Xu Xingchen standing alone on a familiar yet unfamiliar street. Ten years have passed by and nothing has changed but everything looks different.
Aunt Zhao enthusiastically pulled his suitcase for him as she said: “I almost didn’t recognize you. Here let me help!”
“No, no… thank you.” Xu Xingchen glanced around with a little restraint. He saw a few neighbors staring at him. He probably hasn’t been home for a long time that they couldn’t recognize him any longer.
Aunt Zhao took his suitcase and walked briskly. When she turned into the alley of their house, she shouted: “Dahai, look who’s back!”
Xu Xingchen saw an old man sitting on the porch in front of their house immediately stood up. The man under the sun had white hair and a rickety lower back. After he stood up, he put his hands behind his back as if to straighten it.
Tears welled in Xu Xingchen’s eyes in an instant and he was momentarily stunned.
They had not seen each other for many years, and there were still mixed feelings that hasn’t been resolved. When Xu Xingchen left home, the resolute and determined man that he was would occasionally dream of this moment. However, Xu Xingchen didn’t call out “Dad”, so Xu Dahai only turned around and entered the house.
The house was still the same, with very little change. The only noticeable thing was that it felt more dilapidated. The yard was messy, and a tricycle sat in the corner with a layer of snow covering it.
Qiu Hong’s shooting technique was very restrained and life oriented. The scene of the father and son meeting each other were only given only a short close-up shot. There was no drama or conflict in this trivial scene. The neighbors heard that Xu Xingchen was back, so they came in one after another to watch the excitement. Xu Xingcheng was embarrassed as he politely greeted everyone, occasionally turning his head to glance at Xu Dahai who was sitting in a chair smoking silently, occasionally looking lost as if he was in daze.
All the extras in the scene were unknown old actors. They all have plain faces, but because they were old actors, their performance was realistic, accurately portraying a scene of old men and ladies clamoring about around a young guest. When the scene was shot, Shen Jintai went over to watch the replay and felt that this segment was filmed like a documentary.
Li Meilan waved her hand at him from a distance. He came over and Li Meilan said: “Did you know that the Headline Entertainment post exploded?!”
“Yan Qiuchi bought all the stolen shots,” Shen Jintai said: “What exploded?”
He thought the matter was settled already.
Li Meilan: “This morning, I saw that Headline Entertainment Weibo post hadn’t been deleted so I didn’t feel at least. I’ve been following it and they posted just now.”
Shen Jintai: “Siqi and Yang Lizhi?”
Li Meilan: “It’s Bai Qingquan!”
Shen Jintai was dumbfounded.
The author has something to say：
This exposure was unexpected! A bunch of ***.
Kinky Thoughts: Nooooo my baobei Bai Qingquan!!!