Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge
Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/
Chapter 92: Vinegar Is Brewing
Bai Qingquan turned his head and stared at him. The swimming pool in front of him was huge. The blue water shimmered in the night. In this hot summer, there was nothing more comfortable than taking a refreshing swim. But how could he swim in someone else’s house—not to mention he didn’t bring any swimming trunks.
“If you want to swim, you can go,” Bai Qingquan said to Shen Jintai with a smile. “I’ll just watch from the side. I don’t know how to swim very well.”
Shen Jintai felt that he had obtained a useful piece of information. Bai Qingquan wasn’t very good at swimming. Now he has an excuse to interact with him more often by teaching him how to swim. This, in turn, could promote feelings.
Shen Jintai said, “I want to swim. Wait for me here. I’ll go change clothes.”
A while later, Shen Jintai returned. There was a maid who came with him. She brought fruit and a bottle of red wine. After opening it, she left.
“Sit on the recliner chair and let’s chat,” Shen Jintai said.
Bai Qingquan looked at the bottle of red wine cravingly. He was a person who liked red wine. Smelling the scent from the bottle, he knew that it was good quality wine.
Shen Jintai was excited. He could finally show off his figure. After more than a month of filming with the crew, he felt he was much buffer than before as he had been working out the whole time. He felt the only way to overcome Bai Qingquan was to first make him realize that he was no longer the person he used to be. His figure and temperament were very different from when he was filming <The East Palace is Coming>.
He untied his bathrobe and stood in the moonlight with only his swimming trunks on. He gave Bai Qingquan a glance and smiled. Bai Qingquan was pouring wine. When he saw Shen Jintai undressing, he couldn’t help but do a double take.
Shen Jintai felt proud. His abs were barely developed, as they weren’t too obvious yet. His pecs had good contours that were neither too thin nor too fat; perfect for a young man of his age. He stared at Bai Qingquan and asked, “You really don’t want to swim together?”
Bai Qingquan felt that he was shaken by Shen Jintai’s gorgeous body. My god!
Shen Jintai’s figure was too good! Those killer hips and slender waist. That porcelain skin. Those straight and long legs, graceful shoulders, fair complexion, and rosy lips. This was Shen Jintai! The best temptation out there!
When it all came down to it, it was mainly the ass. Bai Qingquan couldn’t help but feel it looked even sexier than when he was in the underwear commercial.
There are no absolute 0’s in this world. He was also a man with a handle. When he saw this kind of perfection, even his heart would skip a beat.
With a splash, Shen Jintai jumped into the swimming pool. Bai Qingquan also let out a pop in his heart and drank his entire glass of red wine with a single mouthful.
Shen Jintai’s slender body looked like a fish as he swam in the water. He reached the other end of the pool and turned around to do backstrokes as he slowly floated towards Bai Qingquan. He was lying on his back, so from his perspective, Bai Qingquan was upside down. The pool water had moistened his face and accentuated his fairness. His eyebrows became darker, and his lips became redder. As he floated on the water, there was an aura of amazement around him.
“Do you want a glass?” Bai Qingquan asked.
Shen Jintai turned over, causing the pool water to ripple. When he crawled out of the pool, water flowed down from his hair and slid across his shoulder. “Yeah. I’ll take a glass.”
Bai Qingquan poured him a glass and handed it to him. His heart was still pounding. Was it because he had been holding back for too long? When he looked at Shen Jintai, he couldn’t help but have a weird sinking feeling in his heart.
But they are good sisters!!!
Bai Qingquan felt that his understanding of attributes was addled. He felt Shen Jintai was truly the best 0. He seemed to… impossible!
The two of them have such similar personalities and temperaments!
Suddenly, a ding dong rang out, and Xiao Ai came online. “Dear! Congratulations. You finally got the beauty reward. Healthy and white teeth until the age of 60 now belong to you!”
Shen Jintai: ‘Fuck yes!’
Though pleased that he finally got his reward, he was happier about the fact that Bai Qingquan had finally seen him as more than just a friend! He looked at Bai Qingquan and could truly appreciate “Moonlight Qingquan”.
Bai Qingquan was like the image of a fairy. Going to the Yan’s villa as a guest, he dressed very neatly. With a white t-shirt and casual pants that had a gray belt around it, these clothes highlighted his thin waist. It was very su.
The birthday banquet had come to an end. Yan Qiuchi looked at his watch, seeing that it was half past 9.
“Qiuchi.” Yan Tiefeng beckoned to him.
He walked over and respectfully greeted several old men opposite Yan Tiefeng.
“I heard that Sunshine Media has been successfully listed. The young man is very promising. Lao Yan, a father tiger has no dogs*.”
*(虎父无犬子啊) Metaphor referring to the fact that a good father will not give birth to ordinary children. It’s used to compliment the children of others. Source is from the 83rd chapter of Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
“There is still a bit of a gap between me and him,” Yan Tiefeng said with a smile.
The other party glanced at Yan Qiuchi with a smile, his eyes were full of approving glances, and asked, “Does Xiao Yan have a partner?”
“Yes,” Yan Qiuchi said.
Yan Tiefeng glanced at him, smiled, then said nothing.
The other party showed a very regretful expression. He exchanged a few more words with Yan Tiefeng then left, accompanied by the staff.
After sending off the important guests, Yan Tiefeng was ready to change destinations. He planned to accompany his old friends to go to Lan Kwai Fong for a get-together.
Yan Yaoxuan originally loved to play, but because Shen Jintai was still at their house, he forwent going out with his friends and got into the limo.
When Mrs. Yan, accompanied by Yan Qiuchi, got into the limo, she was surprised when she saw Yan Yaoxuan. She asked, “You’re going home too?”
“I drank too much.” Yan Yaoxuan said. He wasn’t in a good mood. He was full of drink as he had to toast constantly with all those uncles.
Yan Qiuchi didn’t drink much, as he rarely touched alcohol. Everyone knew this, and he only had two drinks while greeting the important guests. Mrs. Yan gave him a look. Her son must be in a rush tonight.
“Let’s go. Go straight home,” she said to the driver.
The mother and sons returned home but did not see Shen Jintai. Mrs. Yan took off her high heels and asked the maid, “Where’s Xiao Jin?”
“Swimming in the backyard.”
Yan Yaoxuan went directly to the backyard when he heard this. Yan Qiuchi glanced at him and went upstairs with Mrs. Yan. When he arrived in his room, he did not change his clothes. Instead, he walked to the floor-to-ceiling window, opened the corner of the curtains, and glanced down. He saw Shen Jintai standing there talking to Bai Qingquan with only a swimming trunk on.
Bai Qingquan was neatly dressed, while Shen Jintai only had on his swimming trunks, showing off his porcelain body that illuminated in the moonlight and was reflected on the water.
Bai Qingquan planned to leave, taking advantage of the fact that the Yan family hadn’t returned yet.
“You can think about what I told you. Director Sun seems particularly eager to cooperate with you. Xingyun also has the intention to cooperate. Otherwise, I would not have invited you.”
“Then let them get in touch with Monsoon. Let me look at the script first,” Shen Jintai said.
Shen Jintai was in a cheerful mood. He had just received a beauty reward and also became aware of the loosening of Bai Qingquan’s heart. What Xiao Ai said made sense. He must first complete the task, be a normal person, and be able to live a good life. Then he could consider other things.
In this way, seeing each other for a day or two every few months or the year of the monkey, the month of the horse*, he would eventually be able to complete the task. Bai Qingquan was in his early 20’s. He would eventually fall in love one day. Shen Jintai needed to rush.
*(猴年马月) Idiom refers to the years to come. From Guhua’s “Furong Town”.
It seems that there’s no better way than to make a movie together and fall in love because of the drama!
Bai Qingquan looked very happy and said, “Then I’m waiting for your good news. I really want to act with you. The last time I made a cameo, I didn’t enjoy it at all!”
After Bai Qingquan finished speaking, he glanced back, and saw a thin and tall young man in formal clothes walking over. He thought it was Yan Qiuchi and became nervous.
Shen Jintai stretched out his hand to grab the bathrobe next to him and put it on his body before he could see that the person was Yan Yaoxuan.
“Back so early?” Shen Jintai smiled and said. “Do you need me to introduce you?”
“Yan Yaoxuan. I have seen you on The East Palace set before.” Yan Yaoxuan smiled and stretched out his hand.
Bai Qingquan shook his hand. “Bai Qingquan.”
“Is Auntie Fang back?” Shen Jintai asked.
Yan Yaoxuan: “They’re back.”
“Then I’ll go say hello.” Bai Qingquan glanced at Shen Jintai.
“Did you drink too?” Yan Yaoxuan asked.
“We both drank a bottle of red wine,” Shen Jintai said with a smile. “I think you have also drunk a lot. Your face is red.”
“My dad and I are the only ones in our family who can drink.” Yan Yaoxuan suddenly glanced at Shen Jintai’s chest as he was speaking. He was stunned. He had also watched Shen Jintai’s underwear ad, and while it did shock him somewhat, in the end, it was only through a screen that was heavily filtered and wasn’t real. Now, seeing it in person under the moonlight, he could only focus on the dazzling white skin and tender red areas. With just a glance, the burst of heat had burned through all the alcohol he had consumed.
Yan Yaoxuan quickly averted his eyes, as his heart was beating furiously. A strange thought popped into his head. ‘This man is going to be my sister-in-law. How can I look at his chest like this.’
This had a feeling like some weird NTR* vibe.
*This acronym is short for the Japanese phrase “Ne To Ra Re” (寝取られ). It means someone else slept with one’s date or partner.
“Let me accompany you to greet Auntie and the others.” Shen Jintai said to Bai Qingquan as he tightened his bathrobe.
Bai Qingquan nodded.
“Go ahead. I’m taking a swim.” Yan Yaoxuan said as he was about to undress. Shen Jintai left with Bai Qingquan. After walking some distance, Bai Qingquan glanced back only to hear a plop sound. He turned to Shen Jintai and said, “President Yan’s younger brother is not at all like him.”
“The personality is very different,” Shen Jintai said.
When they arrived in the living room, they didn’t see Mrs. Yan but instead saw Yan Qiuchi. His cuffs were rolled up. Bai Qingquan immediately shouted respectfully, “President Yan.”
“Nn.” Yan Qiuchi looked at Shen Jintai. “Did you go swimming?”
Shen Jintai: “Yeah. I swam for a bit.”
Mrs. Yan had changed her clothes and came downstairs. Bai Qingquan greeted her and prepared to leave. He didn’t feel comfortable when it wasn’t just him and Shen Jintai. Especially when facing Yan Qiuchi, he felt that he was too serious and felt under a lot of pressure because of it.
“You can’t drive after drinking, right?” Mrs. Yan said. “I will ask the driver to take you home.”
The bathrobe on Shen Jintai’s body was loose, and it became even looser when he walked around, revealing a little bit of his chest. When he was standing on the side of the road to send Bai Qingquan off, Yan Qiuchi suddenly stretched out his hand from behind him and pulled up his bathrobe to tighten it.
Shen Jintai was taken aback for a moment. He turned around, bumping into Yan Qiuchi’s shoulder, and felt embarrassed. It was actually too hot since it was at the end of July, the hottest period of the season. His bathrobe was also too thick.
“You should think about the movie.” Bai Qingquan said when he got in the car.
“Will do.” Shen Jintai smiled and waved goodbye with his hand.
When the car drove off, Mrs. Yan asked, “What movie?”
“Qingquan picked up a movie, and there is still a role yet to be cast. The director and producer want to invite me to star in it.”
“You want to pick it up?” Yan Qiuchi asked.
Shen Jintai said, “I haven’t read the script yet, but they are quite sincere and said they are willing to wait for my schedule.”
<Pilot> would finish filming in August, and <Welcome Rain on a Spring Night> would start filming in December. There was a small gap in his schedule between them, so it was doable. Shen Jintai told Mrs. Yan the general content of the movie.
“What?! You want to make a love drama with Bai Qingquan?!” Mrs. Yan glanced at Yan Qiuchi with complicated eyes.
Shen Jintai put his hands in the pockets of his bathrobe, smiling brightly. “Are you looking forward to it?”
Former rivals who joined hands to make a love movie together. Everyone should want to see it!
Before her feelings could even settle down, they rose again. The corner of Mrs. Yan’s mouth moved, but she didn’t know what to say. She would never interfere with Shen Jintai’s career.
Yan Qiuchi asked Fang Yun to send the electronic version of the script of <When You’re Older> to his email that night. He stayed up all night to read it. The more he read it, the more frightened he became.
What intense entanglement, what ears were side by side, against the forehead, and what mixed with tears and hot kisses. This love drama was stronger than a bottle of wine!
Is this a movie that should be performed by a top superstar?! After filming this kind of drama, it would be crazy if emotional feelings didn’t develop! The special parts had to be tape*, right?!
*Tape on special parts and use it to make it fake. Literally means to tape up their privates during bed scenes and fake the sex.
Yan Qiuchi’s brain was about to explode. As an actor, it was inevitable that Shen Jintai would have close contact when acting. He wasn’t such an old-fashioned person that would deem this kind of thing unacceptable. It’s just that same-sex dramas were not mainstream. Shen Jintai shouldn’t be starring in so much same-sex drama in his life. As for acting in a regular love drama with an actress, he really didn’t care. Although sex scenes do convey emotional progress in a relationship between the protagonists, for a top flow, this scale is just too big…
He had doubts about the brokerage department picking up this book for Bai Qingquan. It was obviously not suitable for his image.
Just when Yan Qiuchi was about to combust, a ding came through, signaling another email had arrived. He opened it and saw Fang Yun’s message: [Ahhhh boss. I made a mistake. This was the first version released by Xingyun. Later, the creators modified it and toned a lot of it down. This version is the most recent.]
Yan Qiuchi: “…”
He would deal with her tomorrow for this mistake.
His stimulation was so great that he hurriedly read the final draft again. After finishing, he calmed down. Seeing that this was the version that Bai Qingquan’s team picked up, he recomposed himself and became warmer.
Despite it being more moderate, there was still a kiss scene.
Shen Jintai hadn’t had his first kiss yet, right? Was his first kiss going to be dedicated to Bai Qingquan?!
The author has something to say:
Yan Qiuchi: NO WAY. The first kiss can only be mine.
Note: (Drinking/eating) vinegar is slang for being jealous.
Shen Jintai #1 shou who can even make other shous into gongs.