Your Rival in Love Gets Prettier Every Day Ch107

Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge

Translator: Kinky ||

Chapter 107: President Yan Strikes

Sitting in Yan Qiuchi’s car, there was a smell that belonged only to this car, especially in the spot where Shen Jintai was currently sitting. It was a faint smell of the cologne Yan Qiuchi normally wears. Shen Jintai was feeling tired. He hadn’t slept well yesterday, and now that he was sitting in the car, he couldn’t help feeling drowsy.

The Yan’s villa was far from the hotel he was staying at, and it would be a while before they would cross the bridge. Shen Jintai had drifted vaguely off to sleep, and by the time he woke up, they had already arrived at the hotel.

“Awake?” Yan Qiuchi turned his head.

“Sorry, I fell asleep,” Shen Jintai said.

“We’re here. You go up and rest early. I won’t send you up,” Yan Qiuchi said.

“Thank you for your hard work.” Shen Jintai put on a mask and got out of the car.

Yan Qiuchi waved at him through the window and then drove off. Because of Xiao Qi, he had paid careful attention and tried his best not to appear with Shen Jintai in public, especially when they were alone. If they were photographed by a lunatic similar to Xiao Qi, he didn’t know how much trouble it would cause Shen Jintai.

Shen Jintai stood on the side of the road and took a deep breath. He looked around, and suddenly his phone beeped. It was a message from Yan Qiuchi: [Good night.]

He replied back with: [Don’t text while driving.]

Then, after thinking about it, he quickly sent another message: [Good night.]

Shen Jintai didn’t rush back to the hotel but instead wandered outside alone for a bit. When he went to visit the Yan’s villa, he was afraid someone, like Xiao Qi, would follow him so he switched cars. Since he took Yan Qiuchi’s car back, no one knew his whereabouts.

When he wasn’t popular, he looked forward to being recognized by people. Now, he was greedy for the value of freedom.

Yan Qiuchi sat in the car and looked at his phone, showing him the message Shen Jintai had sent. The one that poked him the most was not [Good night.] but [Don’t text while driving.].

It felt like he was being controlled by a wife. If Shen Jintai had said this to him in person, with stern concern, he would be very obedient.

Shen Jintai, ah, Shen Jintai. Yan Qiuchi felt his love for him had become a bit “deranged” because he was too repressed and had nowhere to vent. His arms constantly felt empty, and he wanted to hold just one thing so tightly to fill them up. When this feeling accumulated to the extreme, he even wanted to bite, but not others, only Shen Jintai.

Things couldn’t continue like this. He couldn’t constantly keep chasing without seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. He had to solve this dilemma, or else he’d remain miserable.

Xiao Qi had been very haggard lately. She had been exposed online. Perhaps it was due to her guilty conscience, but she felt that someone would always recognize her whenever she went out.

Her colleague comforted her, saying, “Only those who really pay attention to the entertainment industry will know you. How could random people on the street recognize you?”

Xiao Qi cried, “But it’s true! Last time I went to the market to buy vegetables, I felt that someone was following me. It must be those evil gold or moonlight powders! They must want to retaliate against me!”

Her colleague: “…”

She wanted to tell Xiao Qi that there weren’t that many psychopaths in the world. Whether it was gold or moonlight powder, they all just curse on the internet, but they didn’t dare to do anything in real life. After all, this was a society under the rule of law!

Xiao Qi’s eyes were flushed as she said, “Do these celebrities just expose people online because they have money and influence? The most hateful thing is that Bai Qingquan! I swear, he has been on my black list since then, and I will change from gold black powder to a moonlight black powder!”

Colleague: “…Sister, both of their companies have filed a lawsuit against you. What if you lose?”

Xiao Qi became even more resentful when she heard this. They had forced her into a corner like this and didn’t give a way for her to live. The lawsuit would take a few months to settle. During this period, she plans to retaliate! She had to make as much money as possible selling black material!

Her first target would be Bai Qingquan.

<When You’re Older> pursued a sense of realism. Most of the scenes were filmed in real time, and thus many of them were filmed outside. Even if the news were strictly blocked from leaking, whenever they shoot, there would still be many people watching as soon as they arrive at the filming location.

Today was a weekend. There shouldn’t be anyone at Nancheng’s No. 1 Middle School, yet the entrance was already crowded with people. Two cars slowly approached the area. When Shen Jintai and Bai Qingquan got out of the car, there was a burst of excitement around them.

Bai Qingquan went over and put a hand on Shen Jintai’s shoulder, showing that he wasn’t affected in the slightest by the scandal. The moonlight powder cheered, thinking that their brother was not afraid of any crooked shadows.

Both Bai Qingquan and Shen Jintai were wearing school uniforms. They were beautifully designed. The short-sleeve shirt was white, and the pants were black. A school badge was printed on the chest area of the shirt.

Extras were already in place and waiting at the school entrance among the crowd of people. There was a banner hanging at the school gate with the words: [Write your answer sheet with honesty and choose the ideal school based on your strengths!]

The onlookers looked like they were parents sending off their kids to the exam.

Bai Qingquan glanced all around and said to Shen Jintai, “I can finally experience the feeling of a college entrance examination.” Part of his dream was finally realized.

This is one of the few highlights of this movie. During the college entrance exam, Luo Wensheng and Yu Nuo determined their relationship. This part of the novel was written beautifully. It showed the feeling of youthful first love that was about to blossom. The in-depth psychological description was not conducive to the film, however*. The director and actors could only rely on the details.

*Clarity: Novels usually have text that explains what each character’s thoughts and feelings are through words. In film, these things would have to be shown through physical actions and movements.

“Can I put my head on his back?” Shen Jintai asked the director.

Sun Sihai said, “Like how?”

Shen Jintai put his arms around Bai Qingquan’s waist and used his forehead to nuzzle against Bai Qingquan’s neck from behind.

Bai Qingquan endured the numbness in his waist, smiled, and said, “You’re playing as a 1.”

“I think there doesn’t need to be a clear-cut attack. There would be no sense of intimacy. Even a 1 can also show attachment. After all, a man can still be a bit childish deep in their bones.” This was the secret Shen Jintai discovered from Yan Qiuchi. He felt that it would unexpectedly poke people.

Sun Sihai had always been convinced of his acting skills and comprehension ability, so he said, “Then let’s try.”

The plot had reached the point where Yu Nuo and Luo Wensheng had left the examination room. They rode home on their bikes. When they first got to the site, Luo Wensheng was the one who pedaled. On their way back, it was Yu Nuo.

Shen Jintai wrapped his arms around Bai Qingquan’s waist and pressed his forehead onto his neck. At this moment, Bai Qingquan felt like he was about to get goosebumps. An indescribable sense of ambiguity and intimacy swept over him, and he suddenly realized how cute this coquettish attack was!

Bai Qingquan had felt that his requirements and the object he desired had to be muscular, strong, and have an aggressive aesthetic. Now he was having second thoughts. Was it possible to change it? In fact, as long as the other party was good enough, it seems that even Shen Jintai would do.

The same shot had to be done multiple times. A long-distance closeup, from the front to the back side, sometimes many shots had to be done back and forth. During the interruption of these shots, Shen Jintai remained sitting on the bicycle seat with his head pressed on Bai Qingquan’s neck the whole time.

Bai Qingquan shifted a bit and said, “It’s a bit itchy.”

“Where?” Shen Jintai asked.

“Your hair’s making my neck itchy.”

Shen Jintai raised his head and looked at him with a smile.

Bai Qingquan had always kept his sexual orientation secret. He always wanted to confide in someone like him, but he felt it was awkward to do it with Wei Ge or others who knew about his sexuality. Shen Jintai was the exception. It was probably because he thought they were good sisters.

Although there were many people around, if they lowered their voices, others wouldn’t be able to hear. He suddenly asked Shen Jintai, “Have you kissed before?”

Shen Jintai laughed when he heard this. “Are you thinking about the kissing scene we’re going to film next month?”

“That’s right,” Bai Qingquan said. “Your first kiss should have been long gone, right?”

Shen Jintai: “What makes you say that?”

Bai Qingquan turned around and whispered, “Aren’t you and President Yan… Oh my god. Even after so many years of chasing, you still haven’t kissed?!”

“You think he is someone who would just let anyone kiss him? Who can force him?” Shen Jintai laughed.

“Then hurry up and find someone to experience it. I don’t want your first kiss.”

“You kissed before?”

“Of course. I have filmed many kissing scenes.” With two actresses, to be exact.

“With a man?” Shen Jintai asked.

Bai Qingquan glanced at the crowd of onlookers next to him. “No. But what’s the difference?”

Shen Jintai teased him. “Why don’t we try it?”

Unexpectedly, Bai Qingquan was not touched by him at all but looked at his lips very seriously. “Why is your lip color so nice and your lip shape so good-looking. It looks so kissable.”

Shen Jintai reached out his hand and pinched his lips. It did seem very soft and tender. When he pinched it, it puckered up. When he let go, it turned into a beautiful smile showing off a row of unbelievably gorgeous teeth.

Just looking at them tempted Bai Qingquan. They were very kissable. He was going to give Shen Jintai his first kiss. He couldn’t help but feel excited when he thought about it.

A man’s hands felt different from a woman’s. When a man’s lips were kissed, would it also feel different as well? He wasn’t sure if he would also feel the numbness, like when Shen Jintai touched his waist.

Shen Jintai was also nervous. He had never filmed a kissing scene before, neither with an actor or actress. However, he didn’t feel aggrieved for giving away his first kiss to Bai Qingquan. His only regret was that it wasn’t in reality but was only for the sake of filming. Considering this, his first kiss was dedicated to his acting career.

Xiao Qi was using binoculars as she looked back and forth between Shen Jintai and Bai Qingquan. After squatting for two days, she still hasn’t found anything. Both of them seemed to have increased their vigilance. As long as it wasn’t during filming, they were basically fully armed.

She knew this would be a protracted battle. The most annoying thing was that her colleague, who was most likely scared, made an excuse and told her that her mother was ailing at home and she needed to go and take care of her for a while. That coward!

She was now single-handedly facing two enemies, Shen Jintai and Bai Qingquan. She felt that between the two of them, Shen Jintai already had a well-known black history, so Bai Qingquan was the better target. His personality was so perfect that it was definitely a façade.

Xiao Qi had followed him for many days but found nothing. She had already received the lawsuit notice and was running out of time. How could she be such a failure at life? She was such a waste. She didn’t dare to go online, as people scolded her daily, and she didn’t dare to go out to eat, afraid that someone might recognize her.

Xiao Qi found her breakthrough when Mrs. Yan and Yan Qiuchi were visiting the crew. The set was opened to visitors, so there were many people there. Mrs. Yan and Shen Jintai had a good mother-son relationship, and all the fan circles knew that Yan Qiuchi had always been cold and self-contained. She couldn’t tell if Shen Jintai and Yan Qiuchi still had personal feelings, but she couldn’t rely on malicious editing either. Her video would instantly be called out and wouldn’t make any waves.

While the visit didn’t grab her any new materials, it gave her a flash of inspiration. She finally discovered Shen Jintai’s biggest weakness: Yan Qiuchi.

Shen Jintai once loved Yan Qiuchi so madly and passionately. This news was so big that even passersby, let alone her, a black powder, knew about it.

Xiao Qi’s aimed her camera at Yan Qiuchi. Mrs. Yan was talking to Shen Jintai as he was standing nearby. He stood tall at 1.9 meters, was born into a wealthy family, and graduated from a prestigious school. He had achieved extraordinary achievements at a young age, and his face was comparable to the hottest celebrities.

Such a good man had tempted her the moment she saw him, so it would be unreasonable to think that Shen Jintai, that scumbag, would really not miss him at all. Most likely, he was just pretending because his family was broke and he was anxious to make a comeback to earn money.

Ahh, so it was like this.

Xiao Qi was planning to make some big news. This time, she was fully prepared. She spent two days sorting out all the news materials about Shen Jintai’s mad pursuit of Prince Yan in the past, intending to find any kind of clue between the two of them. As she flipped through all the news articles, documents, and any relevant information, she found that Shen Jintai and Yan Qiuchi were wearing watches of the same brand. It looked like a couple’s watch.

The most interaction they had was when Shen Jintai was filming The East Palace, so she scoured for information there. Eventually she found two photos of Yan Qiuchi, suspected of staring at Shen Jintai, in the commemorative booklet issued by the East Palace crew!

She even found a very niche CP group, the JinQiu CP Group, which was living in the cracks between Jintai Qiongying and Jintai Meijing CPs. This group were fans of Yan Qiuchi and Shen Jintai and had a bunch of photos and videos between the two of them that they shared privately with each other.

Shen Jintai liking Yan Qiuchi wasn’t a secret, as it was his biggest black history, far more infamous than the head-pulling incident. However, because it was so cliché, it wasn’t able to make many waves. Since passersby all knew about this, all she needed to do was condense and process these things. Even if she couldn’t find proof of Shen Jintai’s old feelings, she could still organize this information and post them. She believed that based on Shen Jintai’s popularity, it would cause a new round of discussions and perhaps bring back Shen Jintai’s old behavior. It may not be strong enough, but it was her last counterattack!

She really wanted to continue watching Shen Jintai be humiliated by Yan Qiuchi. If this gets on the hot search, she hoped Yan Qiuchi would coldly respond like before: “Absolutely impossible.”

This scumbag thought that just because he was popular now, everyone would forget his black history and wouldn’t mock him anymore?

But Xiao Qi knew that this wasn’t enough. She still needed to wait for an opportunity. She must hold back this time and wait patiently for a while. Perhaps she would eventually be able to take a more explosive shot. When that time came, she would use it with the information she had gathered so far and set off a monstrous wave!

“President Yan,” Fang Yun handed over a stack of photos. “This was mailed to you anonymously. Do you need me to open it for you?”

Yan Qiuchi looked at them and said, “No need. You can go.”

After Fang Yun left, Yan Qiuchi opened the mail and looked at the photos. In them were pictures of Xiao Qi taking pictures of others. She wasn’t aware that someone else was also taking pictures of her.

Yan Qiuchi tossed the photos on the table.

This woman truly did have a death wish. Well, he would grant her that wish then. He would ensure she would pay back the debt she owes, so she could have a bright future.

The author has something to say:

Xiao Qi is about to complete her ultimate mission.

Do you love the blackened Xiao Chi?

Kinky Thoughts:

Everyone’s so concerned about first kiss or first time. I’m here, like rather than first, it should really be last, right? Personally, I don’t really care about your firsts, as long as I’m the last.

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2 thoughts on “Your Rival in Love Gets Prettier Every Day Ch107

  1. Honestly, that is such a romantic way to look at kissing; y’know what? Kinky, that is so fucking valid. I also like how Bai Qingquan’s standards seem to be becoming more flexible, because honestly, ‘roles’ don’t really matter as long as the person you are with is someone you like. But I will in fact be upset if he gets a crush on our main man right after everything has kinda been put to the side. I will be so upset bro, I will be upset!!!!! As always, thank you for the chapter broski!!

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  2. Hmmm, I don’t disagree about the last being more significant than the first. However, I do believe that an “unpleasant” first experience can really haunt people. Obviously, not everyone can experience some kind of super romantic, absolutely perfect first time– and some first times will be uncomfortable no matter what– but it should be enjoyable at least.

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