Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge
Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/
Chapter 97: Confession
There were still tears in Shen Jintai’s eyes. The moment he saw Yan Qiuchi, he was stunned. Recollecting his thoughts, Shen Jintai smiled and nodded at Yan Qiuchi.
The river was windy as it was wrapped in rain.
Li Meilan was standing in the hotel river viewing room. Looking in the direction of the park, she could faintly see two figures standing close together, face to face. She quickly took out her phone, adjusted the focal length to the maximum, and saw Yan Qiuchi and Shen Jintai appearing vaguely on the phone screen. The scene was as if they were filming an idol drama.
“Sister Lan. Is it okay to just let President Yan go and see Brother Jin?” Xiao Tang asked worriedly.
When they had returned, they had met Yan Qiuchi at the gate of the hotel. Everyone in the group came back except for Shen Jintai. Yan Qiuchi had asked, and they couldn’t easily lie.
Li Meilan said, “I believe Jintai can handle it well. He’s right. Whether they meet or not, President Yan is a smart person. If everyone doesn’t talk about it, he will take the initiative to retreat. This is the best solution.”
Seeing her put down her phone, Xiao Tang said, “There is one more thing. Recently, Bai Qingquan’s official support club contacted us and said that when <When You’re Older> is about to start shooting, they hope to cooperate with us in the future.”
Li Meilan: “Is it a legit contact from Bai Qingquan’s team or a fan contact?”
“The president of his official support club is from Bai Qingquan’s team. She sent me a message directly. The cooperation they said is for fan cooperation, such as making calls together to promote publicity.”
Thanks to the friendly interaction between the two cooking, gold powders and moonlight powders, who used to be rival fan groups, had already shaken hands and made peace. This was, however, limited to respecting each other like guests. After all, they were both top streams, and competition still existed. Old hatred could be overturned, but the scars were still there, so there was truly no way to not have any lingering grudges. This especially applies to moonlight powders, which was no longer safe. They couldn’t afford it.
A year ago, they were invincible all over the world. Now, only a year later, they couldn’t match the gold powders. This was embarrassing for the moonlight powder. On the surface, they were harmonious with their sister gold powders, but occasionally they would say a few sour words.
Without chicken blood in their hearts, who would chase stars sincerely? Gold powders were no exception. Now that they were invincible, they could raise their eyebrows high and didn’t need to put the moonlight powders in their sights. Still, they despised moonlight powders’ dark and jealous faces. A few days ago, the crew of <Pilot> announced Bai Qingquan would be making a cameo appearance, and the two sides finally had a small friction when they were competing for hot reviews.
The result was a big victory for gold powders.
Bai Qingquan had a positive image and has never played the villain. He was full of positive energy, like the white moonlight both in and out of his plays. This kind of image had many fans, but they weren’t loyal enough. Shen Jintai was different. He had many shortcomings and advantages, and he had experienced all the peaks and troughs. At the time of the East Palace, he successfully abused a handful of fans. Those who liked him sincerely liked him, and they were fierce in combat power and strong in love for him.
As such, the defeated moonlight powders had come to make peace.
After all, the cooks were going to make a movie together. From the start of the movie to the filming to the completion and release, and then the promotional period, it would be a long time. If they didn’t join forces, they would probably be suppressed by the gold powders in all aspects.
They would truly feel unworthy of their brother if they let Shen Jintai grab all the limelight when the time comes! It was better to shake hands, make peace, and play together for a mutually beneficial win-win situation.
Li Meilan said, “Don’t reply yet. Let them hang for a few days.”
She didn’t have a good impression of the moonlight powder. At the beginning, moonlight powders scolded Shen Jintai and even her ancestors for eighteen generations hundreds of times, causing her to cry several times in anger. At that time, Shen Jintai scolded back these moonlight powders calling them little bitches.
Now, Shen Jintai had long ignored these people on the internet. It was strange that when Shen Jintai went to battle against the moonlight powders, he easily matched them, but now he casually ignores them. Even black powder couldn’t make any waves.
Sure enough, an actor’s work is king. Gold powders have continually trusted Shen Jintai. In addition to feeling satisfied with their top idol, Shen Jintai also made them feel at ease. Now, Shen Jintai was still going steadily, step by step, forward after his comeback. He could even refuse the popular variety show <All Ready> making fans fully trust him. This was his proof that he wanted to be a real actor.
Visible to the naked eye, a broader future.
“I’m here on a business trip, so I dropped by to visit you,” Yan Qiuchi said.
“Thank you.” Shen Jintai put on his coat, and Yan Qiuchi suddenly stretched out his hand and held the umbrella for him.
Shen Jintai was stunned for a moment before letting go of his hand holding the umbrella. He buttoned up his coat and said, “Thank you.”
“You’re welcome,” Yan Qiuchi said. He hadn’t seen him for over a month. Shen Jintai had obviously lost a lot of weight; the bridge of his nose had become more upright, and his chin had become sharper. Just now, Yan Qiuchi’s heartbeat accelerated when he saw his figure from a distance. Seeing Shen Jintai’s eyes moist and red when he was face to face with him made Yan Qiuchi want to hold him in his arms.
Such a silent and uninhabited place, such cold weather, such a Shen Jintai.
Shen Jintai’s uncomfortable emotions disappeared without a trace with Yan Qiuchi’s arrival.
Oh my god. That look in his eyes!
Shen Jintai lowered his head and slowly buttoned up his coat. His heart was beating rapidly as he could feel Yan Qiuchi’s blazing eyes staring at him. The pressure was so strong, and he was so straightforward, that it looked as if his gaze was burning through his clothes.
Shen Jintai even thought about what he would do if Yan Qiuchi confessed to him at this very moment. Fortunately, Yan Qiuchi never said anything. Shen Jintai finished fastening up his buttons. He smiled as he raised his head to thank Yan Qiuchi again. He then took the umbrella off his hands.
Yan Qiuchi turned around and walked side by side with him in the direction of the hotel. As he walked, he said, “I heard Sister Lan say you have finished filming.”
Shen Jintai was sensitive and keenly captured a small detail. ‘Sister Lan’.
As a domineering president, Yan Qiuchi had always called her “Li Meilan”. Could he still be considered that after this?
Shen Jintai responded with an “Nn” and didn’t say anything else.
Yan Qiuchi felt that his guess was not wrong. Shen Jintai had indeed put some distance between them. He couldn’t stand this kind of estrangement, especially when he hadn’t seen him for such a long time. When he saw Shen Jintai’s figure, his heart was filled with love and impulsiveness. Several times he almost took advantage of his impulse to ask directly, but in the end, he restrained himself.
Shen Jintai didn’t like him yet, so he didn’t have the capital to be presumptuous.
The brief silence was awkward. Shen Jintai glanced at the river and said, “Look, egrets.”
Several egrets flew from the small island in the middle of the river. They were flying very low. The river was misty from the rain. A freighter was sailing on the river at an extremely slow speed. The sound of sirens coming from it made the scene even more desolate in the rain.
Yan Qiuchi looked at them as he asked, “When will you return to Nancheng?”
Shen Jintai: “Getting a good night’s sleep today, and I’ll return tomorrow.”
He didn’t have much time to rest. The crew of <When You’re Older> had been postponing filming for him. When he returns, they will immediately start shooting. The transition was almost seamless.
Yan Qiuchi did not speak again. When he came, he originally wanted to ask Shen Jintai to accompany him and take him around the Film and Television City. This was a good excuse to spend time with him now. Hearing Shen Jintai wanted to rest; it wasn’t good for him to bother. He didn’t know what was going on, but he felt uneasy in his heart, and it made him uncomfortable.
Silence bred ambiguity. Shen Jintai was nervous. Yan Qiuchi seemed to have something to say, so he quickly said, “The next project will not be so hard. It’s all shot in Nancheng. It’s also a modern movie. I will be acting with Bai Qingquan. By the way, does your company allow your artists to fall in love?”
Yan Qiuchi turned to look at him. Shen Jintai smiled and said, “I want to chase Bai Qingquan.”
Yan Qiuchi only felt a thud in his heart. He didn’t expect that what he was most worried had suddenly happen so unexpectedly.
His face instantly turned icy as he asked, “Do you like Bai Qingquan?”
Shen Jintai laughed. “Are you surprised?”
Yan Qiuchi: “Nn. He’s very different from me.”
Shen Jintai was stunned for a moment as a look of embarrassment flashed across his face. “It’s possible for me to do it. I happened to think that he was very good one day, and now I fancy him.”
Yan Qiuchi: “Do you really like him?”
“I really like him.” Shen Jintai looked at Yan Qiuchi with a smile.
Yan Qiuchi’s face turned sour. He felt he couldn’t hide the look of loss anymore, so he asked, “Is it the same feeling as when you used to like me?”
Shen Jintai was even more embarrassed but didn’t flinch. “No. How can I make the same mistake twice in this life? How can he like someone who doesn’t even value themselves? It’ll just make things awkward between us.”
Yan Qiuchi: “Then does Bai Qingquan have feelings for you?”
“At the very least, he doesn’t hate me anymore,” Shen Jintai said.
The conversation between the two was tense. As one sentence was spoken, another would immediately latch on tightly. Yan Qiuchi’s heart was beating out of control. He pursed his lips and remained silent.
Shen Jintai put one hand in his pocket. He felt he had to be blunt and, like a knife, cut through this mess cleanly and quickly.
Shen Jintai: “Everyone has changed, and so have I. You may be incredulous, thinking that my taste varied too widely, but I like his type more than yours now.”
“Everyone is changing, and I have also changed.” Yan Qiuchi looked at him and said, “If I say that I like you now, will you give me a chance?”
Shen Jintai felt as if he had just shot himself in the foot. He stayed motionless as his face flushed slightly. His heartbeat was strong, and his hand was digging into his pockets as his fingers curled slightly.
Yan Qiuchi somehow found infinite courage and took a step forward. The umbrella in his hand almost touched Shen Jintai’s. He stared at Shen Jintai and said, “As you said, the past is the past, so let’s not mention it anymore. What I want to tell you is that the current Yan Qiuchi likes Shen Jintai very much.”
The author has something to say:
A sudden confession.
Whoa. Yan Qiuchi coming in with the straight ball. Get your wifey!!!!