Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge
Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/
Chapter 87: Sleeping Together
The scene was chaotic as there were people around them eating supper. In addition to Yan Qiuchi, there was also another drunk man holding a wine bottle going crazy. A few of his friends were dragging him away. Fortunately, Yan Qiuchi made no other movements.
Shen Jintai gestured to Xiao Tang to come over. Xiao Tang stretched his arm out and pulled on one of Yan Qiuchi’s arm. “President Yan.”
Yan Qiuchi continued hugging Shen Jintai. The empty feelings that his arms felt for many years were suddenly satisfied. One of the manifestations of skin cravings is that he likes to hug very much. If he didn’t hold something in his arms, he would feel desolated. It was fine when he was used to it, but now that he suddenly hugged someone that he liked, this kind of satisfaction had triggered a deeper desire.
“President Yan…” Xiao Tang stretched out his hand timidly.
There were already people staring at them. Fortunately, Yan Qiuchi was tall enough to almost completely block Shen Jintai. Shen Jintai managed to barely break free and hurriedly helped Yan Qiuchi into the car.
Yan Qiuchi had drunk heavily. While some sanity still remained, he had lost control under the influence of alcohol and let out the desires of his heart. The moment he kissed Shen Jintai, he was in a daze, almost unconscious. That all disappeared when he hugged Shen Jintai.
It felt so fucking good, and after tasting this sweetness, he could no longer maintain control. Who would want to chew bones after tasting meat? He had long since become unlike himself. Taking advantage of the situation, he fell on Shen Jintai, half-drunk, half-sobered, and wrapped his arms around his shoulders. This was his opportunity, and he couldn’t let it go.
Shen Jintai felt that he couldn’t ask too much from a drunk person and felt that perhaps Yan Qiuchi just liked rubbing against people when he was drunk. There was no sign of obnoxiousness as he still maintained an honest and restrained demeanor. He held onto Yan Qiuchi’s shoulder with one hand and signaled to Xiao Tang. “Hurry up and drive.”
Xiao Tang hurriedly started the car. In his mind, Yan Qiuchi was a big boss, more promising than a star. This big boss had always been cold and abstinent, and it made him nervous whenever he talked to him. Now said big boss was slumped on Shen Jintai, his arms around his neck, being very quiet. Xiao Tang, seeing such intimacy, made him feel… horrified.
It turned out that even a big boss was also a human being and became very clingy when he was drunk. Xiao Tang had almost forgotten that despite this big boss being young and promising, he was only a few years older than them.
All Shen Jintai could smell was alcohol from Yan Qiuchi’s body. It was the smell of beer mixed with wine. Yan Qiuchi’s face was very hot, and he felt his neck would get hot every time Yan Qiuchi rubbed against it. Unexpectedly, Yan Qiuchi looked like this when he was drunk.
Shen Jintai couldn’t help but think it was a bit funny. Drunk Yan Qiuchi was clingy, reminding him of the big golden retriever he had raised in the past. This must be because of his skin hunger and thirst that made him so sticky.
It suddenly dawned on Shen Jintai that in this world, apart from Yan Qiuchi himself, he was the only one who knew about his skin hunger condition. It was like a secret that only belonged to a domineering president, but he knew it and it gave him a sense of secret happiness. It wasn’t easy for Yan Qiuchi. He only dared show this side of himself when he was drunk because the shame it brought was too high. Not only that, but his relationship was intercepted by the system. Such a miserable life!
In this regard, Yan Qiuchi had concealed it well, maintaining his tall and ascetic temperament. He didn’t usually talk much and was very light-hearted. Shen Jintai thought that this wasn’t merely a disguise, but that Yan Qiuchi was truly self-disciplined. Otherwise, for a successful young man in his twenties who faced so many temptations, how could he have lasted without such daily self-discipline?
Such a male protagonist in a danmei had its own charms.
Shen Jintai lowered his head to look at Yan Qiuchi. He saw the usual cold face was a bit more wine-colored. His hair had a little bit of a messy look, his eyes were heroic and fierce, and his voice was tall and poised.
“Shen Jintai…” Yan Qiuchi murmured again. The voice was gentle and low, with a hint of tipsiness.
Shen Jintai gave a “Nn” and said, “Why do you drink so much?”
Yan Qiuchi didn’t answer but instead tightened the arms around Shen Jintai’s neck. His heart was beating rapidly, and his cheeks were hot. It felt amazing to be able to hug Shen Jintai like this. The smell he smelled every time he breathed made his reaction stronger. He hoped that the car would continue driving forever.
Mrs. Yan had been waiting outside the hotel. Even Bai Qingquan had come down. He had just washed his face and gotten his hair wet, so he had put it in a braid. When he saw Shen Jintai’s car arriving, he quickly came over to greet them.
Shen Jintai helped Yan Qiuchi out of the car, and Bai Qingquan hurriedly came to help. It was the first time he saw Yan Qiuchi drunk. He was nervous and didn’t dare say a word. On the contrary, Mrs. Yan complained, “You’re full of alcohol. Why did you drink so much?”
She originally suspected that Yan Qiuchi was pretending to be drunk, but now, looking at the current situation, it was really true that he had drank too much. Mrs. Yan hated drunk men. Yan Tiefang drank almost daily for a period of time when he was young. Luckily, like his father, Yan Qiuchi remained honest when he was drunk and didn’t go crazy.
Though Yan Qiuchi was tall and looked thin, he actually had strong muscles and was very heavy. He kept tilting towards Shen Jintai, making him stagger under his weight. Xiao Tang had to quickly support Shen Jintai’s arm.
They sent Yan Qiuchi back to his room and put him on the bed. His energy was completely sapped from the wine, leaving him speechless. The little rationality he had left was used to miss the moment he shared with Shen Jintai in the car just now.
Shen Jintai took great care in giving Yan Qiuchi face, so he said to Bai Qingquan, “Go back to your room and rest first.”
Bai Qingquan didn’t want to stay in Yan Qiuchi’s room either. He was smart and knew that Yan Qiuchi might not have wanted him to witness his current state. He simply nodded and said, “Call me if you need anything.”
After Bai Qingquan left, Shen Jintai took off Yan Qiuchi’s shoes, and Mrs. Yan took a pillow and stuffed it under his neck.
“Thirsty,” Yan Qiuchi said vaguely.
Mrs. Yan got up, and Shen Jintai hurriedly said, “I’ll do it.”
Shen Jintai ran to pour some water while Mrs. Yan sat at the head of the bed. She stared at Yan Qiuchi and then patted him on the head. Yan Qiuchi opened his eyes slightly. His eyes were dazed, confirming to Mrs. Yan that he was indeed not pretending to be drunk. Mrs. Yan didn’t know if she should be happy or worried.
If he was pretending to be drunk, it would mean that Yan Qiuchi was on the right track and had taken the initiative to start his attack, but this was not his usual persona. If he wasn’t pretending to be drunk, it meant that he was still the same as before and still hadn’t found the track yet. However, from the perspective of a lover, he was practical and trustworthy*.
*Clarity: She’s saying that if Yan Qiuchi was pretending to be drunk, that means he’s starting to play the game and is on the right track to chasing Shen Jintai. However, this means he would give up some of his golden beliefs in honesty and integrity. If he wasn’t pretending, then it means he’s still the same old abstinent Yan Qiuchi, but in the context of a lover, this is the kind of person you would want to have (honest and upright).
She felt, thinking about it like this, he had always been like this. Only when he was drunk would he dare call Shen Jintai so blatantly. She couldn’t let his opportunity go. If her son was an honest man, then she could only add to the fire as a mother should!
“Water.” Shen Jintai handed it over.
Mrs. Yan took the cup of water as Shen Jintai sat down on the side of the bed and lifted up Yan Qiuchi into his arms. The two cooperated to let Yan Qiuchi finish drinking his glass of water before letting him lie down again.
Mrs. Yan: “I don’t know what’s bothering him. He rarely ever gets drunk. I don’t think he can wash up when he’s in this state. Let’s just let him sleep. You can go back and rest. I’ll watch over him.”
Shen Jintai couldn’t let Mrs. Yan stay to watch him. Not mentioning the fact that Mrs. Yan had always loved him, even for Yan Qiuchi, he had never had any hostility towards him. He could fully understand Yan Qiuchi’s past behavior due to the previous Shen Jintai’s actions and the entanglements they’ve been through. Yan Qiuchi was not at fault, and he still remained gentlemanly.
Now that Yan Qiuchi was drunk and it was inconvenient for others, he would naturally volunteer. Yan Qiuchi had no ideas about him, and he had no ideas about Yan Qiuchi. Even if the two of them slept in the same bed, there would be no possibility of accidental gunfire*. Shen Jintai said, “You have been uncomfortable today, so let me do it.”
*(擦枪走火) Refers to a minor incident that can spark a war. || In this context, it means Shen Jintai believes sleeping on the same bed will not spark anything since they don’t have feelings for each other and they are both 1’s (supposedly).
Mrs. Yan asked, “Are you able to? Don’t delay your rest. Aren’t you filming tomorrow?”
“It’s okay. It’ll be easier for me to take care of him in case he needs to use the bathroom or something,” Shen Jintai said.
Mrs. Yan couldn’t help but feel like she was hurting the wrong person. Shen Jintai was so kindhearted and dedicated to taking care of Yan Qiuchi. She gave a glance at her son, then got up. Her task had been completed.
When she reached the door, she turned her head and said, “You have to sleep as well. If he needs anything, you can just get up again. The double bed can fit two, so it should be comfortable for you. Though he’s drunk, he’s still an honest person.”
Shen Jintai smiled and said, “You don’t have to worry about us. Go and rest.”
Shen Jintai sat next to Yan Qiuchi for more than half an hour. Yan Qiuchi lay motionless the entire time. Shen Jintai put away his phone and checked the time. It was really late. He went back to his room and washed up hastily, then carried his blankets over to Yan Qiuchi’s room.
The hotel conditions here are relatively poor. The sofa was too small, so he couldn’t sleep on it. He decided then to sleep on the bed with Yan Qiuchi. He first put his blankets on the bed and climbed in and pushed Yan Qiuchi. “President Yan?”
Yan Qiuchi remained silent and unmoving. Shen Jintai knelt on the bed and moved Yan Qiuchi aside. As he moved closer to the bed, he remembered the scene from when he first crossed over. He was on Yan Qiuchi’s bed as he was biting his neck. Yan Qiuchi then suddenly shoved him away.
He was unsure of what would happen in the morning when Yan Qiuchi woke up after a night of drunkenness and saw him in his bed. Would he think that he was trying to take advantage of him again?
Yan Qiuchi’s heart was pounding. He had heard the entire conversation between his mother and Shen Jintai. His heartbeat couldn’t slow down. Shen Jintai wanted to take care of him.
There was a war between heaven and men*.
*(天人交战) Refers internal struggle between rationality and selfish desires in one’s own mind. Think angel and devil on the shoulder.
What was Shen Jintai doing? He seems to be making the bed. Is Shen Jintai going to sleep with him? Guessing… No, no. Don’t guess. He’s already sharing the same bed!
When Shen Jintai’s hand touched his body, Yan Qiuchi felt as if he had been shocked by electricity. He was only human, and at that, a man. Wine had corroded his willpower. He had restrained things for so many years that it was to the brink of collapse and his remaining sanity finally couldn’t resist his male instinct.
It was hot during the summer, so Shen Jintai was only wearing a t-shirt. Shen Jintai had moved Yan Qiuchi to the other side of the bed, inch by inch. Yan Qiuchi breathed deeply; his throat bobbed. He then stretched out his hand and embraced Shen Jintai. The hug was strong and fierce.
Shen Jintai: “…”
He was hugged so suddenly by Yan Qiuchi that before he had a chance to react, Yan Qiuchi had turned over and overwhelmed him on the bed. Yan Qiuchi had lost his self-restraint and exploded. His hug had so much pressure that he left Shen Jintai speechless.
Yan Qiuchi was hesitant when he stretched out his trembling arm but thinking he could be more presumptuous due to his drunkenness, it gave him the confidence to act. He would not cross any more lines than this. He was not so lewd and lustful. He only wanted to hold Shen Jintai in his arms.
The Shen Jintai that was in his heart and who could establish a relationship with anyone at any time. Yan Qiuchi didn’t expect that he wasn’t able to suppress his self-control and couldn’t help but feel… shaken.
The author has something to say:
When the old tree blooms, it is inevitable that everything will be shocking for the first time. I have never seen such a chick in the world!
The difference between the Yan brothers is that one was too cowardly while the other went “to hell with integrity!” I will take full advantage of my drunken state!
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I’m here cheering cowardly president Yan on (ﾉ´ヮ`)ﾉ*: ･ﾟ
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Thanks for the chapter! Also, have you heard about the whole jjwxc drama right now about their upcoming English website? A lot of translators have quit their works (or privated them) and I definitely don’t want to miss on your translations but if you ever decide to stop because of that, can you let us know maybe? Idk some of my favourite novels just suddenly disappeared today from NU so just wanted to ask you about your stance and what you might do. Hope this didn’t come off as rude or something. Thanks for everything so far!
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I wasn’t sure what was going on until you mention this but it seems like a terrible system on jjwxc behalf. I can see why translators have locked or privated their works as anyone can just steal their work and post it to jjwxc and earn money off of another person’s hard work. I mean my work have already been posted with 0 credits so given that there’s now monetary incentives, it’s guaranteed that my and other translations will be stolen.
jjwxc also seems to have 0 quality control in place so whatever translation gets the most views will win (even if it’s a shitty MTL). While I support the authors, this system is such garbage that it overall hurts the Chinese novel translation community.
Anyways once something is posted online, it’s there. Even if a translator take down their work, it can be easily found using google. I’m not naive to think that their work aren’t already posted in other aggregator site and putting a warning like “Don’t post my work on other sites!” isn’t going to stop people either. jjwxc is fooling themselves if they think people are willing to pay for something that’s already spread online and free to access so I think within a few months of this new trial they’re launching, it’ll fail spectacularly.
I will continue to post my translation. I’m not doing it for the money and my translations already been stolen so no use crying over spilt milk. I get enjoyment from doing this and I figure I might as well share it with others. It’s a shame that other translator are pulling out but I don’t blame them. Too many shitty people in the world. Best we can do is read some danmei and comfort ourselves.
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Thank you for updating
Presidente Yan usted puede!!