Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge
Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/
Chapter 212: Shi Lei Visits the Set and the Fairy Returns [Extra: Bai Yueguang (21)]
Shen Jintai was angry. He was really angry. He felt that he was already a very cooperative person when it comes to sex, but Yan Qiuchi was really demanding.
He didn’t know if it was because of the inherent talent as the male protagonist in a danmei, but Yan Qiuchi seems to be a fighter amongst men. He neither tires nor becomes empty. Moreover, he had started experimenting in new positions now. However, due to some of the rewards given to him by Xiao Ai, some of the movements felt too fierce that he couldn’t bear it.
“Work again?” Li Meilan said: “Jintai, to be honest, I’m really happy that you have such a strong sense of professionalism. However, with a schedule that’s a little over a month, the time is not enough. The policy and strategy we set for this year is to try not to appear on variety shows and brand activities are not available all the time. The route the team has set for your in the quality over quantity. Do you really want to compete for business against third and fourth tier artists?”
Celebrities of different status have different levels of activities and endorsements. It’s not conducive in the long term to rob other artists of their jobs and offend people. Besides, Shen Jintai is regarded as an artist with great resources and intensive work. He had already produced two masterpieces in a single year, which was relatively rare among first-line artists.
“Haven’t you contacted the crew from <Night Talk at the Ming Palace>?” Shen Jintai said as he laid in bed.
Li Meilan said: “Meng Xiaosheng said that she’s still perfecting your role.”
Shen Jintai and Zheng Siqi were both big-name artists now. They both starred in <The East Palace is Coming> so Guo Rui and Meng Xiaosheng would not refuse if they wanted to join this new drama. However, Meng Xiaosheng was a very conscientious screenwriter, so she felt that in they were to invite these two as guests, they had to be given a bright role.
Zheng Siqi’s role has been decided. He’ll be the son of prime minister, but Shen Jintai’s role hasn’t been decided yet. Since Shen Jintai was a bigger star than Zheng Siqi, his role had to be more radiant.
Shen Jintai planned to urge Meng Xiaosheng to hurry.
While the two are making a guest appearance in <Night Talk at the Ming Palace>, they’ll still earn benefits leftover from The East Palace. It was good for both of them to appear in this drama as it was a mutually beneficial win-win situation for both sides. If they wanted to make a cameo, they have to appear in the first episode, which means that filming had to be completed within half a month so the content of the first episode can be finished by the time it’s broadcast one month later.
Meng Xiaosheng worked day and night and finally assigned him the role of the champion*.
*This is the person who place #1 in the imperial examination.
When Bai Qingquan heard that he was going to join the crew he called Shen Jintai: “Bring Shi Lei with you too.”
“Can’t you just let him visit you?”
“The company said that it is best not to expose our relationship now. If I ask him to visit the set, there’ll be people who’ll be suspicious about it. If you bring him, no one in the crew will question it. He’s also familiar with you.”
Thus, Shen Jintai took Shi Lei with him. This was the first time Shi Lei had been on set and was the first time he could see the behind the scenes of how filming works.
When they arrived, it was already dark. The weather was hot in the summer, but the crew was filming a winter scene with heavy snow. Artificial snow was flying above as Bai Qingquan, dressed in a red robe with a black belt around his waist, followed Emperor Wu cautiously.
While watching the scene live was normal, when he looked at in from the monitor, it was like seeing a heavenly being. The scene and that person was so captivating.
Shi Lei watched with bated breath. Bai Qingquan descended to the earth when he was with him and as soon as he started filming, he again flew up to the heavens like a fairy again.
Shen Jintai turned his head and glanced at him and saw the crazed look in his eyes and a smile that appeared at the corner of his mouth.
After a while, Zheng Siqi also arrived, and together with Shen Jintai, they received the latest flying page*.
*Reminder: Last minute script that’s either added or replace the original script.
“Editor Meng still likes flying pages so much.” Shen Jintai said with a smile.
After thinking about it for a while, Meng Xiaosheng had arranged for the two of them to appear together in <Night Talk at the Ming Palace>.
The first case in this drama was weird and intriguing.
After the arrivals of the scholars, a flower banquet* was held in the Xinglin Garden. The two scholars with the best looks would be selected as flower envoys to welcome the champion into the garden. Who knew that an incident would happen along the way. The two flower envoys were killed by a murderer that was dressed as a bride in red, who then dumped their bodies on the street. The murderer that he would kill seven new scholars, frightening the people of Chang’an, sending them into a panic.
*Banquet that’s held after the imperial examination.
The two of them had seen Guo Rui more recently, but Meng Xiaosheng hadn’t seen them for a long time. When they got together, everyone was excited. They held a smell meeting overnight to talk about next day’s shoot.
Tomorrow, the flower banquet will be filmed, which is the first big scene of the drama.
After the meeting, the three of them returned to the hotel together.
“When you came, I seem to see Shi Lei. Did he visit the set?”
“Seems like someone misses him and asked a certain person to bring him over. Now he’s waiting in that someone’s room,” Shen Jintai said.
Bai Qingquan became embarrassed and said: “The hickeys on your neck aren’t covered, so you shouldn’t chide me.”
When Shen Jintai heard this, his smile immediately frowned.
Zheng Siqi smiled and said: “It’s okay. It’s a costume drama that covers everything up.”
As he said it, he turned his head and looked at Bai Qingquan: “Shi Lei is here. Is he staying with you or another room?”
Bai Qingquan didn’t expect that Zheng Siqi had asked about this, his face turned red, and he said: “I’m staying in a luxury suite so he’s sleeping in the room next to mine.”
Ahhhhhhhhhh. His mind had been exposed!
Sure enough, Zheng Siqi’s and Shen Jintai’s eyes held intrigue. He considered Shen Jintai a sister and they often tease each other without restraint, but he was still embarrassed since Zheng Siqi was also here.
“Already…” Shen Jintai then raised his eyebrows.
“No!” Bai Qingquan said: “We both agreed before we came.”
“A man’s mouth is a deceitful ghost*.” Shen Jintai felt it.
*It means the things that come out of a man’s mouth is unrealistic (like a ghost).
Zheng Siqi said: “This happened between you and President Yan?”
Shen Jintai and Bai Qingquan looked at him together. Oh shit, Zheng Siqi had been with them for too long and now was influenced by them. He’s no longer the introverted innocent little straight man that has few words.
After returning to the hotel, Bai Qingquan turned to look at Shen Jintai not far away when he took out his room card. After staring for a bit, he felt a little guilty and quickly opened the door.
Qian Wei and Shi Lei were inside drinking.
“You’re back,” Shi Lei said.
Bai Qingquan said “Nn” and saw Qian Wei looking back at him with drunk look: “You’re back so late.”
“There was a meeting with Director Guo and the others,” Bai Qingquan said while taking off his shoes: “Why are you two still drinking?”
“Only a little bit,” Qian Wei said.
Bai Qingquan went to shower and after he came out, he saw that Qian Wei was still there. He glanced at Shi Lei and the two smiled at each other. They had a few drinks together with Qian Wei before he said: “Wei Ge, let’s stop here for today.”
“There is still half a bottle left.”
“I’ll finish it,” Shi Lei said.
“I still don’t know how much you can drink,” Qian Wei said: “This half bottle is probably nothing to you.”
Qian Wei stayed with them until after eleven before leaving. As he left, he said to Bai Qingquan: “You have to get up early tomorrow morning to film the highlight, so you need to rest early.”
Bai Qingquan said: “I know.”
“What do you know,” Qian Wei said as he shut the door.
Bai Qingquan turned his head and saw Shi Lei cleaning up the table.
“Wei Ge didn’t mean to drink so much,” Shi Lei said.
Bai Qingquan wanted to help but Shi Lei blocked him with his arm: “I’ll do it.”
He poured all the leftovers into the trash can and said: “He’s worried about you letting me sleep with you.”
Bai Qingquan deliberately said: “There’s a guest room. Didn’t you tell him?”
Shi Lei glanced up at him and smiled. He seemed to have cut his hair again as it was now shorter than less than an inch. His facial feature appeared more vivid and sharp. His neck was long and sturdy, and his shoulders were wide. He was wearing a black t-shirt with a white flame pattern on it and was wearing black and white jeans… This was the first time Bai Qingquan saw Shi Lei dressed like a young man.
Like Yan Qiuchi, Shi Lei can easily make people forget his true age. While they were only in their twenties, they were already big bosses, which gave them an air of maturity and stability.
Shi Lei was one year older than him. His achievements may not be as good as Yan Qiuchi, but for a person who came from a small place in that kind of family condition, it was already remarkable that he could accomplish such an achieve at this age. For someone so young, he could be regarded as promising.
In Bai Qingquan’s heart, he felt that Shi Lei was amazing, even more amazing than Yan Qiuchi, who was a successful person that was standing on the shoulder of a giant. Shi Lei worked step by step, sweat by sweat, as a poor naïve boy and earn little by little to what he has become today.
He felt sorry for him but also thought how amazing this person was. In his mind, Shi Lei was a tough and capable man.
The author has something to say：
In the future, he will be more capable and harder in your mind.
Kinky Thoughts: Zheng Siqi inner thought is probably like: ‘These two fucking queens.’