Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge
Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/
Chapter 152: Comfort
Yan Qiuchi shook his hand and said: “I know.”
Shen Jintai felt that Yan Yaoxuan’s friend was quite reliable since he accompanied him to fly back from abroad so urgently.
Seeing Shen Jintai’s haggard expression, Yan Qiuchi said: “After dinner, go back to the hotel and rest. The crew can’t wait for you for too long so return back to them tomorrow.”
Shen Jintai nodded.
“Everything will be fine.” Yan Qiuchi said.
Shen Jintai’s eyes turned red, and he said: “The doctor didn’t say that Uncle Yan had stabilized yet and he still hasn’t woken up.”
“We have invited a team of top doctors to come over. It will be fine.”
News of Yan Tiefeng and his wife’s car accident quickly spread. When Bai Qingquan found out, he called Shen Jintai as soon as possible. Shen Jintai had been caring for him recently, so he of course had to repay in kind.
“I have seen it all on the news. It’s terrible.” After he finished speaking, seeing that Wei Ge gave him a wink, he quickly said: “But don’t worry. They will be fine.”
Shen Jintai responded with a “Nn”.
Bai Qingquan said: “Just take a good rest. I’ll stop bothering you now and come visit you when I have time.”
Bai Qingquan planned to visit Shen Jintai.
“Are you willing to go out?” Wei Ge asked.
“When I had my crisis, he came to see me specifically. Now that he encountered this kind of thing, as a friend, I should also go to see him in person. I’ll go quietly so I won’t face the media.” Bai Qingquan said: “I hope Mrs. Yan will be fine. She’s a very good person and does so much for charity. A good person like that must live a long life, at least a hundred years old.”
Shen Jintai still didn’t sleep well that night. After waking up the next day, he went to the hospital first. Yan Qiuchi called Xiao Tang over and told him several times to pay attention to safety when driving.
“When I got up early this morning, the snow on the road was almost cleared.” Xiao Tang said.
In the past few days, due to the severe weather, there have been many traffic accidents. The municipal department have urgently addressed the issue and deployed snow shovelers and snow melting agent to clear up the road. The snow had also finally stopped falling in the middle of last night. Now, the sun was out, and the roads were cleared.
“They are all very stable.” Yan Qiuchi said to Shen Jintai: “Don’t worry, and film well.”
“There’s so many people here, including Yaoxuan so don’t stay up all the time.” Shen Jintai said.
He saw that Yan Qiuchi’s eyes were already very red, his expression was very haggard, and his chin was full of stubbles.
“I will go back to sleep today.” Yan Qiuchi said.
Shen Jintai went to see Mrs. Yan again, and saw that Yan Yaoxuan was guarding the bed. His eyes were swollen from all the crying. Mrs. Yan was much more sober now and when she saw him coming, she moved her hands.
Shen Jintai wanted to cry when he saw her condition, but he was afraid that it would make her sad, so he endured it before he left the ward. On the way to the crew, Li Meilan siad: “The Yan’s company stock fell greatly today.”
It can be seen just how much Yan Tiefeng’s personal influence had. As she searched for relevant news, she was horrified when she saw it. It seemed that Yan Tiefeng hadn’t woken up yet and the company’s struggle had already begun.
In such a high-level consortium, factional struggles were inevitable. Yan Tiefeng was the head but now that his fate is unknown, the struggle for a successor had become heated. Reading the analysis of some professional, she felt it was more thrilling than watching a war movie.
It stood to reason that the Yan’s business was built by Yan Tiefeng and his successor undoubtedly would be Yan Qiuchi. However, with his sudden accident, and Yan Qiuchi had not yet been exposed to the Yan group’s business, this meant he had shallow qualification in addition to his young age. It would be hard to convince a group of old men for such a person to take charge. Now she could only pray that Yan Tiefeng will recover and wake up as soon as possible.
In addition to worrying about Yan Qiuchi, she was also worried about Shen Jintai. It was already depressing enough with their current reality and <Welcome Rain on a Spring Night> was about to usher in the saddest moments to be film. She was afraid Shen Jintai wouldn’t be able to hold on.
Qiu Hong was extremely considerate to Shen Jintai today. He arranged very few scenes for him and even came to comfort him so Shen Jintai’s workload was relatively easy for the day.
Even the gold powders were also discussing the news.
“I have seen the clip of the car accident and it’s so scary. I hope everyone is okay.”
“I also went out yesterday, and I saw several small car accidents. Everyone must pay attention to safety when going out.”
“I don’t know if my brother will be affected. Yan Qiuchi must be extremely distressed.”
“My brother must be very sad too. He has a good relationship with Mrs. Yan. And I hope Yan Tiefeng is okay as well.”
“Although I usually complain when I mention Yan Qiuchi, I still hope that their family will be fine. In case my brother will be with him in the future, I hope everything will turn out okay.”
“Hug my brother, I hope he won’t be sad.”
Xiao Tang sat in the car, swiped his mobile phone and said: “I used to think that although the fans didn’t hate President Yan anymore, they still didn’t like him very much, but seeing how something had happened to the Yan family today, there are a few fan groups that’s comforting Brother Jin. By default, it means that they have accepted the Yan family as Brother Jin’s family.”
“When Jintai comes back later, you can show him the fans condolences.” Li Meilan said.
As an agent, she didn’t need to stay on set all the time, but Li Meilan didn’t want to leave him. She felt she needed to accompany Shen Jintai during this difficult time. She and Shen Jintai had grown up together and Shen Jintai was her only artists. Their relationship were no longer just agent and artists but have developed much deeper feelings and these feelings also extended to Yan Quichi, making her extremely uncomfortable seeing such a thing happened to the Yan family.
Her phone suddenly rang and Li Meilan answered the call. After hanging up, she opened the car door and went out and said: “Qingquan is here so I’m picking him up.”
This was the first time Bai Qingquan had appeared in public since his scandal broke. He was heavily covered up, wearing a hat, mask, and long down jacket that completely covered his neck. Only a pair of eyes were exposed on his entire body.
“Where’s Jintai?” He asked.
“Still filming, he asked you to wait for him in the car.”
“Let me go inside and see him. I also brought something for the crew.”
When he arrived on the set, the crew didn’t recognize him. Shen Jintai was still filming so everything was quiet on set. This scene was between him and Cai Jun.
Xu Dahai had transferred the family’s house to Xu Xingchen. After receiving the real estate certificate, the father and son sat in the yard and chatted. Artificial snow was flying all over the sky as Shen Jintai sat on a small bench and looked up. Cai Jun was smoking and coughed a few times.
The lines were detailed and lifelike. They were neither sensational nor refined giving off a feeling of peacefulness. However, Shen Jintai found it was difficult film. After expericing such a life and death situation, he knew the fear of grief from death. He couldn’t face Xu Dahai’s impending death with such a relaxed and flat tone. He didn’t even dare to look at Cai Jun’s appearance. Just seeing his gray hair and the furrow on his face made him want to burst into tears.
Qiu Hong felt that the shot wasn’t done well. Xu Dahai and Xu Xingchen’s most harmonious period should be warm yet bland, awkward yet intimate.
“Take a break. We’ll shoot later.” Qiu Hong said.
Shen Jintai got up, saw Bai Qingquan, and walked towards him. Bai Qingquan took off his mask and greeted everyone. The whole crew was very surprised to see him. They didn’t expect him to appear in public given the crisis he just encountered.
Bai Qingquan was embarrassed and blushed slightly, but his face was still stable. He patted Shen Jintai on the shoulder and after greeting the crew, he got into the car with him.
“I told you everything. You didn’t need to come.” Shen Jintai said.
“Siqi wanted to come too, but he’s still filming and couldn’t leave. He said he would visit you later.” Bai Qingquan said: “Is there any latest news? How are they?”
“Auntie Fang has stabilized and needs to be hospitalized for further observation.” Shen Jintai said: “The driver and Uncle Yan haven’t woken up yet.”
Bai Qingquan said: “The Yan family has a top team of doctors at their disposal so don’t worry too much. I think you were in a bad state during filming just now. Don’t force it. I really don’t think you can concentrate on filming. Just ask the crew for a leave of absence and adjust yourself.”
“You have comforted me before so it’s only fair to return the favor.”
Shen Jintai said: “Thank you.”
“I have thought about on the way here. Tomorrow’s New Year’s and <When You’re Older> will start its publicity period. Now that you’re still filming and Auntie Fang is also a concern, I can’t put all the promotional tasks on you because of my own issue so I’ll take over it.”
Shen Jintai was taken aback for a moment and asked: “Can you do it?”
“I can’t be a shrinking tortoise for the rest of my life,” Bai Qingquan’s face flushed slightly. Most likely he had made this decision with great difficulty and reluctance: “I’ll try.”
The early publicity work was mainly to record on variety shows in advance. There were about eight well-known shows that they can go on to shoot promotional materials. Nowadays, self-media has more influence than traditional media. They also have to cooperate with TikTok celebrities and the like and make small clips to build momentum for the movie.
“Have you thought about it?” Wei Ge asked Bai Qingquan on the way back: “It’s only been a few days, and the heat hasn’t completely dissipated. The fans who have removed their powder are still in a period of excitement and you’re promoting a same-sex film. Reporters and netizens will not let you off easily.”
Bai Qingquan’s expression was quiet, his throat bobbed, then he said: “Nn. It’s not like it can get any more embarrassing.”
This is the first movie released by the two of them. It is regarded as their big-screen debut. Whether he can turn around will all depend on this movie. It was more important to him than Shen Jintai so he couldn’t just hide away because he was afraid of meeting people. He has to take on the responsibility that he should bear and face the cross-examination that he should face.
Wei Ge said: “Don’t be afraid. The whole team is behind you. Let’s work together to get through this difficult time together.”
Kinky Thoughts: So proud of Bai Qingquan for stepping up to the plate!