Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge
Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/
Chapter 49: He’s as Beautiful as a Rose
Yan Qiuchi came down and saw Mrs. Yan eating breakfast downstairs. The maid saw him and hurried to prepare breakfast for him. He pulled out a chair and sat down.
Mrs. Yan turned her head and asked, “Is Xiao Jin sick?!”
“Is he?” Yan Qiuchi said. “I don’t know. You have to ask his agent about this.”
“You know about the signing, right? I heard people say that Xiao Jin signed with Monsoon Entertainment. What’s the matter with you? Didn’t I tell you to let your company sign him?”
“Our company also tried, but he chose Monsoon Entertainment,” Yan Qiuchi said.
“Have you read the contract? Are there any issues?”
Yan Qiuchi said, “Why would he show me his contract with Monsoon Entertainment.”
Mrs. Yan was disappointed and said, “I don’t know what Monsoon Entertainment is like. Aren’t they your rival? I heard they’ve been working against you.”
“Competition is normal.”
Mrs. Yan was silent for a while, then said, “Xiao Jin actually signed with your rival. I don’t know what he’s thinking. He probably really wants to draw a line with you. How badly did you break his heart that he could break it off so simply this time?”
Yan Qiuchi didn’t speak.
After a while, Mrs. Yan raised her head again and said, “But forget it. I won’t have to worry about you two in the future. Having said that, your dad and I were talking yesterday. You’re 25 now, yet we’ve never seen you in a relationship. I don’t think you’re having some secret affair.”
Yan Qiuchi said, “Busy.”
“There are many busy people who have delayed falling in love and getting married. It’s time for you to consider this as well.”
“Let’s talk about it after the company goes public,” Yan Qiuchi said.
“There’s nothing wrong with you, is there?” Mrs. Yan asked suddenly and seriously.
“What?” Yan Qiuchi frowned.
Mrs. Yan looked at him, smiled, and waved her hand.
After watching Shen Jintai’s commercial yesterday, she, like those gossip fans, had a question floating in their mind: ‘That President Yan… If Shen Jintai’s not possible, then what kind of person does he want?!’
But she was different from those gossip fans. She grew up watching over Shen Jintai, so in her eyes, Shen Jintai was almost flawless! He used to be a bit willful and arrogant, but now that had all changed.
Yan Qiuchi never imagined that one day, his own mother would wonder if he had a problem with that aspect. This wasn’t the first time that he had been faced with such doubts. His circle of friends were all either rich or elite. Not all of them were men. From junior high through college, they all experienced some kind of love. All except for him.
In Xiao Yang’s words, not only did he not fall in love, but he also had no sex life!
The young men in his circle were different from ordinary people, especially someone as handsome as Yan Qiuchi, who was good in all aspects. If the standards weren’t too high, there were many willing types around that they could easily take the initiative to pounce on. But for someone who was at his age who had never been in love or had sex, if there wasn’t a problem in that area, what else could be the reason?!
Yan Qiuchi felt that he might really need to fall in love. He didn’t really want to think about it. He didn’t have anyone he particularly liked, and he was also too busy.
He started his business when he graduated at the age of 22. He had his nationally famous father, Yan Tiefang, above him. He was the eldest son in the family, so he was under a lot of pressure. His company had developed rapidly within the past two years, and his burden had become heavier. Let alone love, he didn’t even have time to meet new friends.
There was also the issue with Shen Jintai. He was a wealthy second-generation top idol who had an attractive face who chased after him and was continuously rejected. Due to this, the public thought that his standards were way too high and that probably no one could meet them.
Li Meilan called early in the morning. “Jintai, I have good news that’ll put you in a good mood for the day.”
Yesterday’s filming went late into the middle of the night. Shen Jintai woke up still in a daze. He rubbed his eyes and glanced out the window. The sky was already bright, and the autumn light outside was gleaming.
Shen Jintai asked in a lazy voice, “What good news?”
“Two days ago, weren’t we still worried about clothing?”
The signing ceremony was about to be held and he needed an outfit to wear. Last time he attended the press conference, Mrs. Yan helped him out. He couldn’t keep bothering her constantly as he would be attending more and more events in the future.
While others were excited, he was embarrassed. They had been discussing whether he should buy or borrow his next outfit.
Li Meilan’s voice was full of energy. “A well-known men’s clothing brand just contacted me and offered to give us the clothes to wear to the signing ceremony.”
Shen Jintai immediately sat up from bed.
Shen Jintai’s signing ceremony was held very solemnly. Monsoon Entertainment invited all the big names who could be invited. Shen Jintai took a leave of absence from the crew and went to participate in the signing ceremony titled: “Fengqi* Jintai”.
*(风起) Means the wind rises.
Monsoon Entertainment knew the best way to promote it. The time of the signing ceremony had been arranged on the day the next episodes of <The East Palace is Coming> aired. Netizens had been paying attention to an unprecedented degree.
This was also his first official public appearance since <The East Palace is Coming> was broadcast.
Fans were already squatting at the place where the signing ceremony was held in the early morning. Their numbers were so great that they were blocking many areas. Xiao Tang rushed to the scene first, took a picture, and sent it to Shen Jintai. When he saw the picture, his adrenaline soared.
There were so many fans that a single photo couldn’t capture them all. His support banners were everywhere.
Xiao Tang sent him another short video. The video was noisy. Many people were looking in the same direction. Xiao Tang texted: [Brother, it’s all for you!]
“How are you feeling when you make your first public appearance after becoming popular?” Li Meilan asked him with a smile.
Shen Jintai sat in the car, breathed a sigh of relief, and said, “It’s okay.” His eyes were already moist.
“Don’t be nervous. This will be commonplace in the future.” Li Meilan said.
Shen Jintai became even more thrilled upon hearing her words. He could now be considered a real star.
The car stopped at the entrance of the hotel, and the gold powders who had been waiting for a few hours turned to look at them. There were a lot of celebrities coming today, so they weren’t sure if Shen Jintai would be the one who got off next.
They had given cheers and shouts to other celebrities, but of course, the strongest and warmest cheers should be reserved for the person they came for.
“Are you ready?” Li Meilan asked.
Shen Jintai let out a long breath, as if he was about to enter an acting scene, and nodded solemnly at Li Meilan.
Li Meilan opened the car door and got out of the car first. Xiao Tang, who had been waiting on the red carpet, immediately ran over.
The old fans knew who Xiao Tang and Li Meilan were, and they started to boil.
The restlessness of the crowd quickly spread, and the crowd was ignited all at once, as if a bomb had just detonated. Everyone knew that Shen Jintai was here!
His sister fans, his mother fans, and his girlfriend fans were all boiling. They first saw a pair of long, thin, straight legs step out. It had on a gray pants suit, black socks, and black leather shoes.
They then noticed Shen Jintai lower his head and exited the car, stood up straight in the spotlight, buttoned up his gray suit jacket, and walked towards the red carpet, escorted by Li Meilan and Xiao Tang.
The screams were endless. Some called his name, and some called him Li Xu. Shen Jintai was dressed in a gray suit, walking calmly with a straight back. A flower was inserted in his chest pocket.
“Is it a rose?!”
“What kind of flower is that?”
Netizens squatting upstairs during the live broadcast were also talking about it.
“The last time he placed a flower in his chest pocket, he won countless praises. Now he’s going to make it his own personal signature. It looks really good!”
“It kind of looks like…”
“Oh my god, it’s a rose!”
“It’s the symbol of Jintai Qiongying! The rose! Oh my god! Oh my god!”
“Oh my God, I’m really convinced of Touhua’s mind!!!”
“Ahhhhhh. So fucking be it! I cried with real excitement!”
“It’s a rose! My God, it’s really a rose!”
Shen Jintai on the red carpet still looked calm. His face was fair, and his lips were rosy. Looking tall and handsome in the slim gray suit, it gave him a quiet and calm look. He smiled, waved, and bowed to the fans, looking humble.
Netizens were the fastest and pulled out a passage, he said at the press conference. At that time, the host interviewed him about his understanding and feelings about the script and the characters.
Shen Jintai described Li Xu as “a villain with a sense of vulnerability”. He said that when he read the script, “After reading it, tears will flow out, and your heart will surge.”
Talking about the love between Li Xu and the crown prince, he tilted his head and thought for a while. Then, with a smile on his face and a tone that seemed to be wrapped in waves, he said, “It’s like the flower language of wild roses, romance, and repentance.”
“Shen Jintai, Shen Jintai!”
Shen Jintai laughed. His smile was bright, and there were stars in his eyes.
The author has something to say:
I’m going to be a gold powder, and it’s another day to shed tears for my head!
Fans are all crying for Shen Jintai. I’m crying for all the dialogue I have to translate from them…