Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge
Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/
Chapter 210: Phone Calls Can Also Deepen Feelings [Extra: Bai Yueguang (19)]
Yesterday’s call was accidental.
The new drama <Night Talk at the Ming Palace> was directed by Guo Rui, the director of <The East Palace is Coming> and produced by Sunshine Media, was about to begin shooting. Bai Qingquan had been with the crew for the script reading for the past two days, so he hadn’t seen Shi Lei in this time.
When he returned to the hotel yesterday, it was already late at night. No matter how late it gets, they would always call each other before going to bed. After he washed up and laid down on the bed, he called Shi Lei.
However, the call kept ringing, but no one picked up. He was worried that Shi Lei might be drunk. Shi Lei had told him earlier that he had a friend who was getting married, and he was his best man because of his high alcohol tolerance, so he was in charge of stopping drinks for him.
He put the phone down and was about to go to bed. As soon as he became drowsy, his phone rang. It was Shi Lei calling. As soon as he connected, he heard Shi Lei’s slightly hoarse voice asking: “Just came back?”
“Are you asleep?”
Shi Lei: “Nn. After drinking so much, I became sleepy. I fell asleep after lying down for a while.”
“You didn’t drink too much, did you?”
Shi Lei smiled and said: “Honestly, I haven’t drunk this much in years. When I was in junior high, I drank a lot.”
Bai Qingquan put his phone on speaker and set it on the pillow.
“What are you doing?” Shi Lei asked.
“In bed. I almost fell asleep.”
“Not tired.” Bai Qingquan had a lot to talk about with Shi Lei, especially since he started reading the script for <Night Talk at the Ming Palace>. It was well written, so he was very excited. He told Shi Lei about all the interesting things that happened during the script reading today. As soon as his chatterbox open, he couldn’t stop it. Shi Lei was diligent as he listened to him and would ask questions from time to time.
The book that this drama is based off that Guo Rui choose naturally wasn’t a regular film, especially after the explosion from <The East Palace is Coming>. <Night Talk at the Ming Palace> is a costume detective drama. The first portion of the drama was very exciting, and the current script was only written for the first six episodes.
After talking about the script, they moved on to the wedding reception that Shi Lei attended.
“I have been the best man four times,” Shi Lei said.
The two then talked about the times Shi Lei have served as the best man and Bai Qingquan became more excited as he chatted, and his sleepiness gradually faded.
The topic eventually turned to bridal chambers customs as the two talked about the old marriage customs in Xichuan County. Shi Lei talked about how he was a scoundrel back when he was young. When the eldest brother of their neighbor got married, he was in his teens at that time, he and some other kids secretly went to eavesdrop on the bridal chamber.
“As a result, I didn’t hear anything.”
When this topic came up, the atmosphere had changed a bit. Although Shi Lei spoke in a joking tone, his original intention was probably just to share some of the absurdity of his childhood, this topic was easy to guide lovers to a more viscous emotion. Shi Lei suddenly said: “When I fell asleep just now, I dreamed of you.”
Bai Qingquan followed his words and asked: “What did you dream of me?”
Shi Lei smiled and didn’t speak.
Bai Qingquan spirits was aroused: “Hm? What did you dream of?”
Shi Lei said: “Something not suitable for young children.”
Bai Qingquan lay down on the bed and smiled softly. Just a light sentence had rocked his emotions. He said: “It must’ve been on your mind every day, which is why you dream about it at night. What are you thinking about all day?”
“Nothing,” Shi Lei said: “I just want to marry you one day.”
He really thought about it that way. It was inevitable that it would be on his mind since he just attended a wedding.
“Are you really a virgin?” Bai Qingquan said: “Tell the truth. I won’t get angry.”
Shi Lei seemed a little embarrassed: “What are you asking… Why are you even asking?”
“I heard that virgins have pure dreams, which are different from those with experience. At most, they’ll only dream of kissing.”
“How do you know that I dreamed of something other than kissing?”
Bai Qingquan smiled, clutching his pillow, as he heard Shi Lei made a “Hm?” sound.
This “Hm” sound is a normal speech that most people say but can sound a bit too greasy when some try to be too forceful, but when Shi Lei says it, it sounded very sexy. His voice and calm temperament were too suitable for this “hm”. It was low and strong and had a bit of force behind it.
Bai Qingquan’s heart pounded as he heard the rustling sound coming from the other end: “I’m just guessing.”
“Then you guess correctly,” Shi Lei whispered: “Sometimes I have dreams that are quite realistic. When I wake up, it takes a while to calm down. If I keep dreaming about it, I’ll have to change my pants.”
Bai Qingquan rolled around and gave a slight “Nn”. He was being deliberate as his “Nn” sounded very sultry. Shi Lei was silent for a while before his voice suddenly became ambiguous as he asked in a low tone: “What are you doing?”
Shi Lei smiled.
“Acting a bit reckless again?” Shi Lei said suddenly.
With just this one sentence, that sounded strong and ruffian, brought Bai Qingquan into a whirlpool of desire.
It then became truly inappropriate for young children. Shi Lei’s voice was strong, and his words were vulgar. People around Bai Qingquan treated him like a fairy so when he hears this kind of thing, especially from the mouth of the man that he likes, it would make him blush that even his ears would turn red. He quickly pulled up the blanket and covered his head as he talked to Shi Lei in the dark.
The darkness was a good thing as it can cover up all the shame. When Shi Lei called him “baobei” lovingly, he almost completely lost control. This was the first time Shi Lei has called him baobei.
He almost responded by calling him husband and this had always been the greatest desire in his heart. Fortunately, he was able to hold back and kept it for later.
Shen Jintai glanced at Bai Qingquan’s red face. Bai Qingquan hadn’t said anything about crossing the line, but Shen Jintai could probably imagine the entire scenario, of which was not suitable for children. He felt that it didn’t matter if Shi Lei was able to catch Bai Qingquan or not, because at the end of the day, he already secured his heart.
Shen Jintai originally wanted to educate Bai Qingquan but found out that Bai Qingquan had already engaged in phone play. If he hadn’t been done it earlier, as he was detained in bed for two days after he returned from filming, he felt that he could definitely try this kind of play in the future.
This time Zheng Siqi did not join them, so it was only Shen Jintai, Bai Qingquan, Shi Lei, Qian Wei, and Xiao Feng. At end of the meal, Bai Qingquan, Qian Wei, and Xiao Feng left first while Shen Jintai and Shi Lei stayed behind. Shen Jintai said: “Xiao Bai seems to love you very much.”
“I love him more,” Shi Lei said.
Shen Jintai could perceive Shi Lei’s love for Bai Qingquan.
Shi Lei and Yan Qiuchi are different. Although they are men of few words, Shi Lei was more outgoing, in terms of showing his feelings. Once he and Bai Qingquan had established their relationship, he acts like how a standard boyfriend should act. He’s intimate and considerate, as if it was a natural thing, and he’s not afraid to be seen by others. Even in front of people like him and Qian Wei, he did not restrain his feelings. Yan Qiuchi is relatively cold on the outside as he maintains his gentlemanly demeanor, but he’s quite different behind closed doors. After leaving those doors, he still maintains a very dignified appearance in front of his family and friends*.
*Clarity: he’s saying that these two gongs have different personality in terms of showing their affection (not necessarily one is better than the other). Shi Lei wears his heart on his sleeve and isn’t afraid to show off his feelings, while Yan Qiuchi only acts intimately privately when it’s just the two of them.
And this very dignified President Yan was waiting for him outside.
After Shi Lei got in the car and left, he asked: “Why did you come out with him?”
“For fear of being photographed secretly, Xiao Bai and the others left first.”
“Did you drink?” Yan Qiuchi leaned forward and smelled his mouth.
“Just a little.” Shen Jintai said.
As Yan Qiuchi was driving, he asked: “How is your investigation going?”
“I think I can end it. Xiao Bai has completely fallen in love with him,” Shen Jintai said: “He seems to be crazy about him. While I think it’s a bit manly, it’s also kind of bad.”
“As long as you, as a friend, have said everything you need to say, then you can only give your blessings. Whether he’s the right or wrong person, they still need to experience that themselves.”
Shen Jintai said: “Occasionally I still find it incredible. I originally thought that Xiao Bai liked types like you.”
“What am I like?”
“Handsome, cultured, gentlemanly,” Shen Jintai smiled.
Yan Qiuchi and Shi Lei were completely two types of men, and they were the best of those two types. The difference was pretty significant.
The end result was Bai Qingquan fell in love with his crew cut senior who wasn’t that handsome, didn’t have much culture, but was more ruffian. Fate was truly wonderful. Just like he had liked Bai Qignquan as a little 0 beauty at first, he finally fell in love with Yan Qiuchi, who was completely of a different type. What’s more surprising is that Yan Qiuchi also fell in love with him.
“So, I’m a gentleman again,” Yan Qiuchi said: “Why did you keep calling me a hooligan yesterday?”
If he hadn’t brought it up, Shen Jintai would’ve forgotten it again. Yan Qiuchi was really… not a gentleman in private. He felt that Shi Lei, who seemed to have no inhibitions and was very good at acting like a gangster, might not have Yan Qiuchi’s taste in private.
The author has something to say：
Then you underestimate Sishi.
Kinky Thoughts: Can I have more deets on that phone call?
How ironic that Shen Jintai liked a type before but ended up with a different type that was completely unexpected. It draws parallel to his career. In the past many people did not like him, but eventually, due to his great acting, he had wowed the crowd and was able to draw them to change their views on him. Yan Qiuchi made great strides and effort to chase him and thus eventually his opinion changed for him.