Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge
Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/
Chapter 132: He Can’t Help It
The investment in <Welcome Rain on a Spring Night> was large, far exceeding what an ordinary investment for a literary and artistic film should have. If it weren’t for the fact that Yan Qiuchi had always been business-minded, Shen Jintai would suspect that Yan Qiuchi was just throwing money at him.
The crew’s food was good, and their accommodation was amazing. When he discovered that he was the only one from the crew staying on just the 22nd floor, he noticed how unusual it was and felt that Yan Qiuchi was planning something. Later, he found out that Yan Qiuchi was also staying on this floor.
Yan Qiuchi had been staying at the hotel for about a week now. He comes once every two or three days. His room was 2202, while Shen Jintai’s was 2208. So far, it seemed his plan was simply to stay at the hotel, as he had never been to Shen Jintai’s room even once. In fact, Shen Jintai hasn’t even seen him in person.
This kind of “distancing” was actually a paving stone; pretending to be indifferent but the intention was obvious. For example, every time Shen Jintai heard that Yan Qiuchi was staying at the hotel, he would get excited and frightened, wondering if Yan Qiuchi would knock on his door at any moment.
“Why is President Yan staying at the hotel?” Xiao Tang asked.
Li Meilan glanced at him, making sure he wasn’t asking it rhetorically.
“This is a hotel that’s owned by the Yan family. It seems that President Yan usually stays here when he doesn’t return home. Room 2208 that Brother Jin is staying in now used to be his exclusive suite…” The costume designer quickly stopped talking halfway through and only gave everyone a meaningful look.
The suite that was dedicated to Yan Qiuchi was now Shen Jintai’s. This was obviously not the arrangement made by the crew. The intention was crystal clear. Shen Jintai’s entire team had rooms on this floor. Thanks to Shen Jintai’s blessing, even Xiao Tang could monopolize an entire luxury presidential suite for himself. He finally understood why female stars like to marry the rich. It’s not necessarily because of money worship. Riding a bicycle to deliver roasted sweet potatoes was naturally warm and moving, but no one can refuse the pursuit of spending money like water.
Everyone returned to their rooms to rest. Only Li Meilan followed Shen Jintai back to his room. After entering, Li Meilan put down the things in her hand and asked him, “Has President Yan visited you?”
Shen Jintai took off his coat and shook his head. He didn’t know what Yan Qiuchi was planning. During his time here, he hadn’t seen him at all. The last time the two met in person was when he went back to visit Mrs. Yan. However, they still maintained contact through WeChat occasionally, though they didn’t talk much. Shen Jintai himself was also hesitant, not daring to say or do much.
Li Meilan smiled and said, “It must be that you were too cold to him some time ago, but I don’t think he has stopped chasing you. He’s probably trying to engage in psychological warfare with you. You must hold back and don’t take the initiative to find him. From my experience, I can tell you that if you stabilize at this stage, you will win for the rest of your life.”
Shen Jintai took off his t-shirt and walked directly to the bathroom. Li Meilan saw his long and graceful back and once again sighed at Shen Jintai’s good figure.
Li Meilan: “They will deliver your outfit for the charity dinner tomorrow. There should be no problem this time. To be safe, you should try it on again. Rest early. I will go back first.”
Shen Jintai poked his head out of the bathroom. “How is the Hope Elementary School in Xima Township project going?”
“Speaking of this,” Li Meilan adjusted the temperature of the room and said, “I really didn’t expect that it would be so troublesome to donate to a primary school. There are too many procedures. As for the project, it will not be completed until the end of next year at least.”
Shen Jintai said “Nn” and went back to the bathroom. Li Meilan heard the sound of rushing water and walked closer to the bathroom and said, “Didn’t you say you wanted to donate to the students of that school? I don’t think we have much experience in this area. Why don’t you ask President Yan? Their Yan charitable foundation has done this numerous times.”
“I’m only responsible for giving money. Don’t bother me with other things. I don’t care about it. You can figure it out,” Shen Jintai said.
Li Meilan smiled and said, “Okay. Then I’m leaving.”
Shen Jintai had finished his hot shower before coming out with his bathrobe on when he heard someone knocking on the door. The people in his team would habitually call out “Brother Jin” when they knock. Seeing as the person outside didn’t say anything, he surmised it wasn’t someone from his team. He glanced through the peephole and saw a vague figure of a tall man, and it made his heart jump.
So, Yan Qiuchi finally couldn’t help himself?
He pursed his lips and opened the door of the room, only to see Ji Fengxing standing outside.
“Do you usually just open the door and not ask who it is?” Ji Fengxing said teasingly.
Shen Jintai closed his bathrobe tighter as he said, “President Ji, why are you here?”
“I wanted to see how your accommodations were,” Ji Fengxing said.
“Come in.” Shen Jintai said with a smile. Since he had taken a shower and just dried his hair, it was particularly fluffy. The white bathrobe accentuated his skin, making it look even fairer, and he had a faint fragrance wafting from his body. Ji Fengxing couldn’t help but stare closely at him before looking around the room and saying, “The conditions are pretty good.”
“It’s mainly because President Yan has deep pockets.” Shen Jintai asked, “What would you like to drink?”
Shen Jintai went over to pour him water. Before the cup was filled, he heard another knock on the door. He handed the glass of water to Ji Fengxing and walked quickly over and asked, “Who?”
Hearing Yan Qiuchi’s voice even Ji Fengxing turned his head to look. It was really a narrow road between enemies.
Shen Jintai opened the door of the room and saw Yan Qiuchi looking at him with a smile, whispering, “Did you just take a shower?”
Before Shen Jintai could respond, he heard Ji Fengxing say, “President Yan, it’s been a while since I last saw you.”
Yan Qiuchi’s smile instantly froze as he saw Ji Fengxing stand up. These two were bitter rivals in <Everyone Loves Bai Yueguang>. Now that they had met, the atmosphere immediately became tense.
Shen Jintai: “…Do you want to come in?”
Yan Qiuchi quickly walked in when he heard the invitation and said, “It’s so late. Why is President Ji here?”
“I came to see my own artist,” Ji Fengxing said with a smile. “I should ask you the same, why is President Yan here so late?”
“I’m staying next door,” Yan Qiuchi said.
Ji Fengxing was momentarily stunned. He looked at Shen Jintai and then at Yan Qiuchi. “You two… Have you determined your relationship?”
“Soon,” Yan Qiuchi said.
“Oh…” His “oh” was said meaningfully as a smile appeared. His eyebrows were sharp, and although he was smiling, his expression had turned hostile. Shen Jintai stood between the two nervously, feeling a sense of a rival-like, sword-rattling aura.
Ji Fengxing didn’t like Yan Qiuchi. Sure enough, an enemy was an enemy. “Then President Yan, can you give us some space? Jintai and I want to talk about business.”
“Of course.” Yan Qiuchi said to Shen Jintai, “You are busy, so I’ll come back when you’re finish.” His tone was ambiguous, as if he was declaring ownership. After speaking, he nodded to Ji Fengxing quite gentlemanly, turned around, and walked out.
Shen Jintai licked his lips, turned his head, and smiled at Ji Fengxing. He thought Ji Fengxing wanted to talk to him about business, so he sat down opposite him. Who knew when he did, Ji Fengxing said, “Yan Qiuchi, how to put this, is good, but he’s not good on an emotional level. He had hurt you so thoroughly in the past, and now that you’re getting more popular, he turned around and started to pursue you without any hint of embarrassment. If you feel troubled, tell me, and I can take care of it.”
“Thank you, President Ji, for your concern,” Shen Jintai said. “You don’t know him, but his emotional intelligence is not low at all.”
Ji Fengxing looked at him and asked, “Hearing you say it like that, do you still like him?”
“You are my boss, so I’ll tell you the truth. Yan Qiuchi and I are indeed in the process of reconciliation. If a relationship is determined in the future, I will tell you as soon as possible.”
“You have to think clearly. Falling in love with him will have a lot of impact on your career. I personally suggest that you remain cautious.”
“Don’t worry, I’m not lovesick to the point of brain damage. I will always put my career first. I’ll handle it well.”
Ji Fengxing smiled and said, “Then I have nothing to say. Alright, I just came to check up on you. There’s nothing else, so I’ll go. You rest early.”
Shen Jintai was taken aback before getting up to send Ji Fengxing off. As he walked to the door, he put his hands into his pockets, turned around, looked at Shen Jintai with a smile and said, “Jintai, you are still young and have so much potential. In fact, there is no need to rush to fall in love. It’s taboo for someone so young like you to fall in love so early, especially when it’s with Yan Qiuchi. This is my advice as your boss and friend.”
Shen Jintai already understood this. Yan Qiuchi was chasing him, and he still hadn’t relented, partly because of this concern.
When Ji Fengxing left, he saw Yan Qiuchi standing in the corridor. Yan Qiuchi said to him, “President Ji’s business is done?”
Ji Fengxing smiled, waved his hand to Shen Jintai, and walked towards the elevator. When the elevator door closed, Yan Qiuchi walked towards Shen Jintai and said, “Was he really here to discuss business?”
“He said he came to see me.” Shen Jintai glanced at Yan Qiuchi with a smile. “I haven’t seen you two so rattled before.”
“Be careful of him. He’s famous for his flowers.”
“While true, he never touches the people in his own company.”
“That’s because he hasn’t met you,” Yan Qiuchi said.
Shen Jintai felt that Yan Qiuchi’s words of love were pretty good. He laughed and entered his room. “Good night.” He reached out to close the door but saw Yan Qiuchi blocking it with one hand.
“There are cameras,” Shen Jintai warned.
Yan Qiuchi simply smiled. The frost on his face just now had melted, and his eyes were full of adoration, making him look shy and reclusive. Shen Jintai let go and entered the room. Yan Qiuchi followed and shut the door.
Shen Jintai walked directly to his closet, and Yan Qiuchi vaguely caught a glimpse of half his body. His throat bobbed as he sat down on the sofa. Once he changed into his pajamas, Shen Jintai came out and sat down opposite Yan Qiuchi.
Shen Jintai didn’t speak, and they sat in silence. Sure enough, Yan Qiuchi was embarrassed. He touched his knee and stood up.
“Are you leaving?” Shen Jintai asked.
Yan Qiuchi said, “You torture me.”
The two of them hadn’t seen each other for a long time. Shen Jintai was breathless as he pursed his lips and said, “How do I torture you?”
Yan Qiuchi has been staying in the hotel for several days, but he hasn’t even come to visit him once! Doesn’t he know about all the little thoughts he had all this time!
Yan Qiuchi smiled, lowered his head, and walked towards the door. Shen Jintai followed after him. When he reached the door, he grabbed the handle and turned back to look at Shen Jintai, staring directly at him. The two pairs of eyes remained locked on each other as Yan Qiuchi opened the door.
Yan Qiuchi: “Good night.”
Shen Jintai said “Nn” as he shut the door after him. As soon as it closed, Yan Qiuchi pushed it open again. Shen Jintai saw that his chest was heaving, and his eyes were fluctuating.
“I haven’t seen you for so long because I’m trying to avoid you,” Yan Qiuchi said. “Because I know that you’re not ready to be with me yet. Before you promise to date me, I shouldn’t do anything to you… but…”
Yan Qiuchi’s voice trembled, as if he couldn’t restrain the impulses in his body. “What I’m about to say may appear to you as… I haven’t slept well for several days. Can you… let me hug you? I really can’t stand it anymore.”
Since he hugged and kissed Shen Jintai, his skin hunger had erupted uncontrollably.
The author has something to say:
When he first entered the door, he was such a gentleman with a bright smile on his face, but secretly… I didn’t expect you to be like this Xiao Chi!
But I still want to say to Xiao Jin, satisfy him!
The final showdown between the two presidents.