Your Rival in Love Gets Prettier Every Day Ch192

Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge

Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/


Chapter 192: A Long-Awaited Reunion [Extra: Bai Yueguang (1)]

“Did everyone see Bai Qingquan’s interview yesterday? He actually said that the next thing he wanted to do most is to fall in love!”

“Seeing that my good sister is so happy, don’t you feel moved?”

“Ah, I just wanted to paint him as a wall head, but when I saw this, it immediately reminded me of how he really is on his alt account.”

“Bai Qingquan is ashamed to fall in love. His alt is full of longing for love, and almost all of the post are not suitable for children.”

“It’s really hard to imagine that he’s such a fairy on the outside, and but such a fool on the inside. I don’t know what kind of man he will find.”

“Of course, it’s a danmei stallion who can stay in bed for three days and nights! I didn’t see him say in his alt that he wants a real man!”

“Please, everyone, really stop talking. You’re making my phantom limb rise.”

“In fact, if you think about it carefully, Bai Qingquan would be quite boring if on the inside he’s just like his fairy appearance. This kind of persona is quite boring, but also very sentimental.”

Moonlight powders didn’t dare to scold when they saw this kind of comment. They can only swipe quietly and try to control the comments. Let alone them, even passersby thought his comment was very reasonable. Their brother was indeed craving love. 

They could only hope that their brother will associate with Shen Jintai more and his professionalism will rub off on him.

A commercial vehicle slowly drove into the underground parking lot of a TV station. The car door opened, and Bai Qingquan’s assistant, Xiao Feng, got out of the car first, and then Wei Ge got out with Bai Qingquan.

Bai Qingquan was here today at the TV station to record a variety show. His new drama <The Sunshine’s Just Right> is about to air on the station’s primetime slot. Participating in this variety show called <Wisdom and Courage> is to promote the new drama.

<Wisdom and Courage> is a popular variety show on the station. This was the second time he had participated on it. When he was on set two years ago, the host, Chang Qing, took special care of him and left a good impression on him.

Chang Qing, who’s five big and three rough*, is like a transparent cabinet. Everyone knows that he’s gay, but he hasn’t made it public. As a well-known host in the industry, he’s known to as the most unscrupulous big brother in China, and especially likes to help the younger generations.

*Five big and three rough (五大三粗) = describes a person who’s tall and stout.

There’s also rumors in the industry that he loves to sexually harass male celebrities, especially newcomers who have just debuted. Many of whom have been harassed by him, thus, the two of them were extra vigilant when they were on his show the first time. Fortunately, they verified that the rumors were completely false, and Chang Qing was quite upstanding and amiable.

However, this time around, Bai Qingquan vaguely felt that Chang Qing looked at him a little differently than before. When they were playing a game of catching chicks with the eagle*, Chang Qing hugged him from behind and kept eating his tofu*.

*Catching chicks with the eagle = game where one person is an eagle, another is the hen, and everyone else are the chicks who stands behind the hen. The goal is for the eagle to capture the chicks while the hen blocks the eager and the chicks tries to dodge the eagle and stay behind the hen.
*Reminder: eating tofu (
吃他豆腐) = to molest/take advantage of someone.

From time to time, he would squeeze his waist with his hands, and when he body shakes, he would cling to his ass. There were more than a dozen people on stage having fun and the audience was laughing hard, so Bai Qingquan suspected that he was thinking too much.

For a two-hour variety show, sometimes it would take an entire day to record. After the recording finished, it was already late at night. When Bai Qingquan went to the bathroom, Chang Qing followed him in.

Bai Qingquan was a little wary and walked directly to the stall. As soon as he was about to close the door, Chang Qing stretched out his hand to block it, smiled, and said: “You still need to close the door when you pee?”

Bai Qingquan gave him wary smile before stretching out his hand to unzip his zipper. When he glanced back, he saw that Chang Qing had come into the stall and shut the door and with a click and locked it.

Bai Qingquan felt his heart tighten, as he took a step back and leaned against the wall and said: “Brother Chang, what are you doing?”

“Nothing.” Chang Qing smiled, showing his double chin, and directly pinched his ass with his hands. Bai Qingquan grabbed his arm and threw it away.

He used a lot of strength that it made Chang Qing’s hand slammed against the stall. Chang Qing wasn’t angry, as if this wasn’t his first time doing this kind of thing. Bai Qingquan wanted to leave but was blocked by him. He suddenly then hugged Bai Qingquan causing him to push and shove.

Bai Qingquan truly deserves the title of the most beautiful man. His small waist was fantastic, and the fragrance on his body made him excited. The flushed look in his face only made him more beautiful. Chang Qing couldn’t resist and wanted to kiss him directly. He leaned over only to have Bai Qingquan pushed his chin hard causing his head to bang on the door.

This time, Bai Qingquan used more force causing Chang Qing’s face to change instantly. He has always been kind and calm in front of the camera, but now his face looks wretched and vicious as he said: “What are you trying to pretend to be? Everyone in this world knows what kind of person you are.”

Bai Qingquan didn’t want to get into an altercation with him, so he opened the door of the stall and went out. Chang Qing said to him: “Little slut.”

Bai Qingquan suddenly turned around, grabbed Chang Qing’s head and pressed it against the wall. His face completely flush. Chang Qing gasped and smiled without speaking, which only stimulated Bai Qingquan further. Bai Qingquan felt ashamed and angry. He was a person whose sensibility was far greater than rationality. When he becomes impulsive, he ignored everything and said: “Now matter how coquettish I am, I have standards. You, you disgust me.”

He let go of Chang Qing, opened the door of the stall and staggered out. Tears almost burst from his eyes. He saw that there were two male stars who were also recording with him that day outside and they seem to look at him with panic.

They may not know what happened just now, or they may think that he was this kind of person in private. He had almost forgotten the shame and destruction that his alt account brought him, and those feelings all came back again.

In everyone’s eyes, no matter how he behaves, everyone probably thinks that he’s only a slut who only knows how to eat. Many netizens thought he was a low life just because he had written words like “sister” and “saucy chicken” on his alt and made inappropriate jokes not suitable for young children, which made them think he’s a thirsty bitch.

Wei Ge and the others were waiting for him in the car. When he got in, he didn’t say a single word.

Xiao Feng said: “Brother Quan, this is a gift from a few moonlight powders waiting in the hall. They specifically begged me and asked me to give it to you.”

Bai Qingquan said “Nn” and said nothing else.

Wei Ge asked him in a warm voice: “Are you tired?”

Bai Qingquan said “Nn” again.

“It’s tiring recording this show,” Wei Ge said: “Sleep for a while and I’ll wake you when we get to the hotel.”

“I want to take a break.” Bai Qingquan said: “Can work be pushed?”

Wei Ge was taken aback for a moment, and said: “The further one can be adjusted, but it’ll be a problem for the closer ones.”

“What activities are there?”

Wei Ge turned on his mobile phone and took a look, and said: “There will be a brand platform event tomorrow morning. After that, we’ll have to go to your hometown.”

After Bai Qingquan took film emperor, although his fame did not return to its former glory days, his reputation remains good. Like Shen Jintai, he’s considered to be a rising actor of the new generation. His alma mater, No. 2 High School, just celebrated its 50th Anniversary and invited outstanding students back for a reunion. Since he had taken the film emperor, he gladly accepted their invitation.

It is said that he is the first big star from their school, and he is a household name in Xichuan Prefecture, and the glory of No. 2 High School.

“Do they really think that I am the glory of the school?” Bai Qingquan smiled and opened the car window a little.

Xiao Feng said: “Of course! You don’t know how much the school attaches importance to these two days. They’ve been calling a few times a day to confirm our itinerary. The first batch of award-winning students have also come out to provide scholarships in their name.”   

Bai Qingquan still didn’t speak. The wind blew against his face messing up his hair. His beautiful face was clean and the bridge of his nose and chin looked delicate.

Speaking of scholarships, Wei Ge chatterbox opened.

Recently, the primary school in Xima Town was completed, mainly in part due to Shen Jintai’s donations. In a few years, students will migrate over. Although he kept a low profile, since he’s so popular now, if he’s careless, news about him will spread, thus despite wanting to keep his donation a secret, it was eventually discovered and publicized.

Everyone praised him for his kindness, but when compared to him, Bai Qingquan have always secretly done charity in private and that was comparable to Shen Jintai.

Wei Ge said, “Why don’t we promote it too?”

It’s not that he wanted to rub Shen Jintai’s heat, but since he took the film emperor with Shen Jintai, Bai Qingquan and Shen Jintai have been more closely tied together, and the effects of one plus one is greater than two had been fully realized. The two of them, together with Zheng Siqi and Huang Mingyuan, a resource coffee*, have now been packaged by the media as the fourth generations of rising stars.

*Reminder: They are people who rise to fame overnight through use of finances rather than abilities and talent.

In terms of charity, Bai Qingquan had done it earlier than Shen Jintai. In the second year after his debut, he started to build roads for his hometown, but it was donated under his cousin’s name. It was shameful to say, but his original intention to do charity in the first place was under superstition.

He thought that if he did more good deeds and left no name, God will make his path to stardom brighter and his love life would be blessed.

While his road to stardom is smooth, the latter haven’t been resolved yet.

In the past, he kept it hidden and didn’t dare to let the outside world know his sexual orientation. Now it is well known that he likes men, but his peach blossom still hasn’t come. Rather, it only provoked rotten peach blossoms instead.

The alt incident was a black history and was a subject that’s taboo, so Wei Ge and the others tried their best to never mention it. Bai Qingquan’s mind was too sensitive, and he needed face. In fact, he rarely opened his hearts to others. When he was bullied by Shen Jintai, he would secretly close the door and cried behind it.

Crying secretly was his was of decompressing and was something that he felt only he needed to know. He was shouldering everything himself.

Back at the hotel, Bai Qingquan cried for a while as he took a shower. The sound of rushing water covered up his crying, even though there was no one outside. This was a habit that he developed.

After crying for a while, he went to an event with a radiant face the next day. After participating in the event, he took a car to Xichuan County. On the way, he received a call from Shen Jintai: “Come back early tomorrow. We’ll be waiting to celebrate your birthday.”

Shen Jintai only learned last month that Bai Qingquan’s official birthday wasn’t even released, and his real birthday was on the 11th of the December.

His actual age is actually older than his official age and the years and month did not match. All this was to keep his image of a fairy, but his mind was heavy with burden. He had always celebrated his birthday alone. He would secretly light a candle and eat a small cake by himself on each of his birthday.

After hanging up the phone, Shen Jintai sat on the bed. Yan Qiuchi put down the tablet in his hand and asked: “I don’t see you so attentive when it’s my birthday.”

“Qingquan has started warming to us recently. I know a lot of things that I didn’t know before,” Shen Jintai said: “Though he looks kind and gentle, in fact, his heart is like a hard shell. Perhaps he doesn’t even remember who he really is anymore. The better I get to know him, the more I feel sorry for him.”

It turns out that Bai Qingquan was an orphan. He lived with his uncle’s family since he was a child, and it was his grandmother who loved him the most.

Just after he debuted and was able to make money, his grandmother passed away. According to his words: “A good day will eventually come. Before she died, she secretly gave me 736 yuan that she had saved all her life.”

These are all what Bai Qingquan said with a smile the last time the three of them drank together. After listening, Shen Jintai and Zheng Siqi glanced at each other, feeling distressed for him.

Regarding his history, no one really knows. Everyone only knew that he had come from a small county town and thought that he didn’t speak much about his past because his home conditions weren’t really good.

When Bai Qingquan and his party arrived in Xichuan County, he had a whim and wanted to stroll around by himself.

“I haven’t been back to my alma mater in seven or eight years. There will definitely be a bunch of elders around later, so I want to go around by myself first.” Bai Qingquan said.

Wei Ge said: “Make sure to wear a mask.”

Since today was a school celebration day, the gates were opened to all outsiders so they can freely enter and exit. Bia Qingquan got out of the car while wearing a mask and a black coat. He felt that it wasn’t enough, so he went back inside the car and asked Xiao Feng for his baseball cap.

There were already many people on the campus. As soon as he entered the school gate, he saw that the buildings were covered with red banners and the square facing the gate was full of flowers. The students who were coming and going were wearing the school uniform that he was most familiar with.

Nothing has changed at all. The teaching building hasn’t change, and the school uniforms hasn’t changed. It’s just that the current students had a more western style than they had back then. A new teaching building was built on the north side of the playground and the track field has become plastic.

He planned to go to his former classroom to have a look. He spent three years here in this classroom, 306 in building 2, that was facing the playground.

At this time, class was still in sessions so he couldn’t enter. He just snuck a peek through the window and glanced inside. It was currently self-study, so everything was quiet. He didn’t disturb them, so he planned to go back downstairs. As soon as he turned around, he saw a man coming down. He raised his head to look at him and then stopped.

He had a slightly familiar face, with very short black hair, and rough edges and corners. While not particularly handsome, he exuded a tough and heroic aura.

Suddenly, he was transported back to that year where he turned his head and looked at a boy behind him with a buzz cut head. He was anxious and pretended to be fierce as he said to the boy: “You… why do you keep following me?”


The author has something to say:

Xiao Bai’s pair is too distressing, right? We must make sure he’s fiercely happy!!!


Kinky Thoughts: Bai Qingquan is my favorite character. His history is so sad it hurts my heart. You deserve all the happiness in this world Bai Qingquan!


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4 thoughts on “Your Rival in Love Gets Prettier Every Day Ch192

  1. I love how Bai Qingquan was first introduced as this almost cannon fodder type character, only to highlight Jintai’s success. But then you learn more and more about him, see his sweet sides and realise that he’s just a lil bun that’s desperate for love and has a pretty high inferiority complex. I never thought I’d love him as much as I do but man am I happy. I’m really rooting for him now

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    • I really like Bai Qingquan’s character development in the story. He’s not a one dimensional cannon fodder that serves no purpose besides boosting the MC. I think his high inferiority complex spawns from all the bullying he suffered when he first debuted from the former Shen Jintai. Now I just hope he find the man of his dreams that can fulfill all his (alt) wishes~.

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  2. BQQ is my favourite character too! My poor darling has been through so much but he’s still such a kind person 💖

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  3. I love BQQ. I was worried in the early chapters that he’ll become cannon fodder. Now we see why he was the original shou protagonist.

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