Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge
Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/
Chapter 209: A Man in Love [Extra: Bai Yueguang (18)]
In the summer of this year, the entertainment industry was as dull as water. There were no popular movies and TV series were also a pool of stagnant water. The only thing that made any splashes was the lawsuit between Zheng Siqi and Monsoon Entertainment.
Because of Zheng Siqi’s large number of fans, and Shen Jintai and Bai Qingquan have been supporting him, the combination of fresh powder, moonlight powder, and gold powder gained a lot of momentum, which caused Monsoon Entertainment’s reputation to plummet, uncovering many previous personal scandals about their president, thus negatively impacting them even more.
In the end, Monsoon Entertainment’s lawsuit didn’t pay off and it they didn’t gain much money out of it and was left with a horrid reputation.
After the lawsuit was over, Zheng Siqi quickly set up his own studio and began to work alone. This motivated Bai Qignquan to think more about whether he wanted to terminate his contract and make his move to fly solo.
The conditions to terminating his contract was quite amicable. He was holding back because of his love for Sunshine Media and his lack of courage. With no backer behind him, he couldn’t feel at ease.
Recently however, he felt much more down-to-earth, at least emotionally when he’s at home.
Taking advantage of his resting period, he had a meal with Zhang Yuan from Sunshine Media’s brokerage department to talk about the future.
“I heard Qian Wei said that you’re in love and it’s an outsider?” Zhang Yuan asked.
Bai Qingquan nodded.
Zhang Yuan said: “Although you have relatively few girlfriend fans now, you’ll still need to deal with the matter of falling in love cautiously. No matter if you are on your own in the future or still cooperating with Sunshine Media, you can always come and ask for help.”
Bai Qingquan felt that Sunshine Media was really kind to him. He went back and thought for two days, and finally chose a compromise. He’ll set up his own team and attached it to Sunshine Media. The contract would be change from an artist under them to a cooperative relationship.
This was also Yan Qiuchi’s idea for Shen Jintai at the beginning. Not only would it give him more independence, but it’ll also ensure that he wouldn’t be alone. In return, he’ll bring newcomers from Sunshine Media to the projects he’s working on in the coming year.
Sunshine Media was now expanding, and the company had started to train new people. This fall, Sunshine Media will create a second season of <Pick Me>.
In the first season of <Pick Me>, the two top-tier artist, Shen Jintai and Bai Qingquan, contributed heavily to the entertainment industry. Because the season was too fiery, the program wasn’t approved when it was held the next year, so it had to be put on hold. Now, a few years later, the second season of the blockbuster hit has revived and with a surmountable investment to back it up, the topic had reached peek discussion online.
“According to the rules of general variety shows, the second season is always the most popular season. I’m optimistic about this season’s big explosion.”
“Am I the only one who’s not optimistic? The celebrity physique of Touhua and the beauty of Bai Yueguang are all unattainable things, right? There have been few talent shows in the past two years, and the results have all been mixed.”
“I’m still optimistic. Sunshine Media has resources. At least the selected little brothers won’t worry about filming. I also heard that Touhua and Bai Yueguang are expected to become mentors this season.”
“Touhua’s acting is okay, just forget about singing and dancing. It feels like he hasn’t been on the stage in recent years so he’s completely rusty. As for Bai Qingquan, his singing is okay, but he was able to make his debut in the first place mainly because of his face. Neither of these two are qualified as mentors.”
“There is really a shortage of high-quality idol in China. Bai Qingquan and Shen Jintai have now changed careers to actors. I hope that the program group can bring out a new idol with excellent singing and dancing. Upstairs, actually said Bai Qingquan and Shen Jintai were not qualified. Oh my god, these two are considered the pinnacle representatives of talent shows. There is no one more successful than them in history, and it is estimated that there will be no one going forward as well. One of them is from Sunshine Media, and the other is the boss of Sunshine Media. Isn’t it normal for them to give a platform for programs produced by Sunshine Media?”
“By the way, since the two of them took the film emperor, why have they become more low-key? Are they spending all their time filming with the crew? Shen Jintai I can see, but what about Bai Qingquan? He hasn’t shown up for over a month, right?”
“Bai Qingquan will attend a certain brand’s celebration tomorrow afternoon. If you like him, you should pay attention.”
“Are the moonlight powders here? I found that recently, there are a bunch of moonlight powders in all these posts about Bai Qingquan. I thought that after the alt account incident, most of his fans had abandoned him.”
“He already accumulated new ones. All the girlfriend fans left and was replaced by a bunch of rotten fans.”
“Not only does he have the praise of Moonlight powders, but I think fresh powders and gold powders also love him very much. Bai Qingquan is now like the group’s pet.”
The <Pick Me> program team sent invitation to both Shen Jintai and Bai Qingquan, but they both declined.
“Yan Qiuchi told me,” Shen Jintai said to Li Meilan: “He said business is business, so I don’t need to give him face. With my current singing and dancing ability, isn’t it a bit of a joke for me to be a mentor?”
Li Meilan said: “Though you say it, outsiders don’t believe it. You danced so well during <Pick Me> but have lost all your ability in the last two years? Many gold powders are still looking forward to you being on stage again and becoming an all-around artist.”
“I specialize in the art industry, so I just need to act well,” Shen Jintai said: “But why did Qingquan refuse?”
Both of them debuted on this show, and the chance of this show exploding is also very high. For both of them, participating in this show would actually very helpful. The topicality was hot. It was only because Shen Jintai felt too incompetent in his ability, otherwise he would have participated.
Bai Qingquan’s different though. He can sing and dance well.
“I heard that Bai Qingquan has recently pushed a lot of invitations and intends to reduce the amount of his exposure,” Li Meilan said: “He’s paving the way for his relationship. He probably doesn’t want to be exposed yet.”
Well, there’s that and now he’s also into decorating. He’s a big star that personally participated in the decoration of his own house. When Shen Jintai meets with him this time, he’ll be sure to beat him good. However, as a result, as soon as Shen Jintai returned to Nancheng, he was detained by Yan Qiuchi in bed for two days.
While rubbing his belly, he called Bai Qingquan: “It’s me. I’m back from Qingqing. Are you free tonight? Let’s get together.”
Bai Qingquan apologized and said: “Tonight? That may not work, I have already made an appointment with Shi Lei.”
Shen Jintai felt that what he was most worried about had happened. This little coquettish chicken was really the kind of person who would forget his friend when he’s overridden with lust.
“Then call him too, it just so happens that I want to see him too,” Shen Jintai said.
Bai Qingquan replied: “Then… okay.”
“Don’t put it off!” Shen Jintai said angrily.
Bai Qingquan smiled: “Okay.”
After meeting, Shen Jintai discovered that in just one month, Bai Qingquan and Shi Lei’s relationship had improved by leaps and bounds.
The last time they met, Bai Qingquan was still sitting shyly on their side but now he was sitting next to Shi Lei as natural as can be. When they talked about the house that they’ve been decorating together, Bai Qingquan’s eyes was even more shining.
He was a little princess that was hopelessly in love.
However, it was gratifying to see that Shi Lei’s care for Bai Qingquan was very obvious and much more considerate now. It could be seen that they were both truly in love.
Shen Jintai suspected that Bai Qingquan had been eaten. Otherwise, why did Bai Qingquan have such a face like spring and enticing eyes?
Relying on his own intuition, he felt that the two of them must have done more than just kissing.
“How far did you go?” Shen Jintai asked secretly: “You’re not keeping secrets from me are you?!”
Bai Qingquan looked innocent and coquettish: “I didn’t sleep with him.”
Bai Qingquan used to be outspoken and would dare to say anything, as if he didn’t know what shame was. After he fell in love and experienced it, he suddenly became like a pure maiden. He would blush when he talked about this topic and acted so shy that he couldn’t bear to talk about it.
It’s been over a month since he’s been with Shi Lei and for the first time in many years, he had no one to talk to and he was suffocating to death.
“Last night… I called him… The two of us now call each other every night before going to bed and we’ll talk until I fall asleep and then he hangs up…”
Bai Qingquan’s pure appearance was flushed with shyness and coquettishness that it made Shen Jintai hold his breath as he listened.
“Then what?” Shen Jintai couldn’t help but gossip.
“Then the two of us chatted about normal stuff. Just… I don’t know how to talk to him about that kind of stuff…”
He couldn’t think about it. When he does, Bai Qingquan’s heart would heat up again. Shi Lei’s low and husky voice came into his mind again.
Shen Jintai’s eyes widened.
Are they doing phone play*?
These two people are truly not shameful at all! Even he and Yan Qiuchi had never… well now that he thought about it, they haven’t actually tried it.
Bai Qingquan pursed his lips to look at him with a face full of sweetness. It turns out that this was how Bai Qingquan looks like when he’s in love.
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The phone content will be written tomorrow.
Kinky Thoughts: Need I remind you Shen Jintai that Yan Qiuchi wants all kinds of play all over the world?