Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge
Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/
Chapter 143: Top Stream Popularity
Yan Qiuchi felt that he really shouldn’t have been carrying the leftovers at this moment. His breath hitched as a sudden burst of heat flooded his heart. He didn’t really expect Shen Jintai to suddenly confess to him. His heart was pounding so strongly that he forgot to answer, only looking at Shen Jintai stupidly with his mouth agape.
“Well?” Shen Jintai raised his head slightly.
“Yes, yes,” Yan Qiuchi said. “Want.” He reacted at once and immediately took a step forward, but Shen Jintai blocked him with the door. He knew that after he confessed, Yan Qiuchi’s enthusiasm would be unstoppable, so he specifically did it when Yan Qiuchi was about to leave.
Once the relationship was confirmed, what Yan Qiuchi wanted to do, he would have no reason to refuse, or rather, he would not be able to refuse. Yan Qiuchi’s enthusiasm was too contagious and could always sweep him off his feet. He felt the two of them needed to take things slowly, as he was timid when he thought about the madness that Yan Qiuchi wanted to swallow him alive. Still, it made him excited to the point where his heart almost jumped out of his mouth.
“Okay.” Shen Jintai nodded. “Then…good night.”
He was about to close the door, but Yan Qiuchi reached out and blocked it. He moved so fast that bag of leftovers slammed into the door. “I’m not dreaming, am I?”
Yan Qiuchi smiled and kept looking at him. “Say it again.”
Shen Jintai suddenly leaned forward, kissed his lips, then smiled, suppressing his nervousness and excitement, and said, “See you tomorrow.” Then he closed the door.
Yan Qiuchi was left standing in the corridor in a complete daze. He felt like he was about to fly. He felt weightlessness as dizziness took over from all the joy that was about to burst out. Even his eyes were a bit moist. He turned his head and glanced at Shen Jintai’s door, then laughed silently.
For a long period of time, he felt nothing but joy. When he returned to his room, he took a shower and then laid down on the bed. The unbearable feeling had emerged again. He couldn’t sleep due to the excitement, and his heart felt too itchy. He wanted and needed to share this joy with others.
After thinking about it, he thought his mother was the most suitable, so he gave her a call.
Mrs. Yan was applying a face mask when she saw him calling. She tapped on her phone and put it on speaker. “Hello.”
Yan Qiuchi’s voice came through, trembling slightly as he said, “It’s confirmed.”
Yan Tiefeng, who was looking at the phone, frowned when he heard his words and turned his head to look over.
Mrs. Yan patted the mask on her face. “What’s confirmed?”
“I have confirmed the relationship with Jintai.”
Mrs. Yan was momentarily stunned before tearing off her face mask. “Really? So fast! When did this happen?”
Her voice was so excited that it made Yan Qiuchi’s voice seem calm. “Nn, just now.”
Mrs. Yan glanced at Yan Tiefeng with joy and said, “I see, I see. You know what you should do. I won’t disturb you.”
Although she was full of questions and curiosity, she felt that what she should do at this moment was hang up the phone to give Yan Qiuchi and Shen Jintai time to be alone. They had just confirmed the relationship, but the young boy didn’t know how to make firewood*. She smiled, clapped her hands, and glanced at Yan Tiefeng.
*(柴) Refers to the strong erotic demand between two people. || In this context, she’s saying he’s inexperienced.
Yan Tiefeng said, “I see you’re happy.”
Mrs. Yan: “It was so unexpected. I thought I would have to wait another year and a half.”
“Qiuchi’s position is so low. If he can’t catch up, I will look down on him. When it comes to love, how can he put himself in such a low position. He’s your own son, yet you’re still happy it turned out like this.”
Despite saying that, Yan Tiefeng was still happy for him. He got up and said, “I’ll get the wine. Let’s have a drink.”
Shen Jintai wasn’t faring much better either. Although the two of them had long had an ambiguity between them, there was a vast difference between being sure and being ambiguous, so he himself felt happy in this moment.
He got up early the next morning and went to film. As soon as he sat down to have his makeup applied, he saw Cai Jun come in with coffee. Cai Jun only glanced at the door of the dressing room and said, “President Yan had a big battle yesterday.”
Shen Jintai turned his head and gave him a smile before greeting him. The whole crew knew what happened last night, and it made Shen Jintai feel a bit embarrassed. When filming was about to start, Qiu Hong joked, “Can you adjust your mood today?”
After all, the scenes they were filming were all depressing. When he finished speaking, he saw a staff member stand up. Qiu Hong turned his head and saw several senior executives of Sunshine Media coming over under the guidance of the crew. Among them was a tall, handsome figure in a black double-breasted coat that was meticulously buttoned. It was, of course, Yan Qiuchi.
Qiu Hong stood up immediately. This was Yan Qiuchi’s first time visiting the set of <Welcome Rain on a Spring Night>. Despite the movie being produced by his company, this was his first time visiting since the start of filming. Many crew members were familiar with the Sunshine Media production team, and after seeing Yan Qiuchi in person, a few became restless.
Their crew also had a camera dedicated to recording the behind-the-scenes clips. The cameraman instantly noticed him and pointed the camera at him. Yan Qiuchi, acting like a big boss, said, “We don’t need to be in the shot.”
“We don’t mean to disturb your shooting progress with our sudden visit. It’s just about the money,” a senior executive joked. “You can continue shooting. We’re here with President Yan to watch your progress, and after it’s done, we’ll invite everyone to some coffee.”
When Yan Qiuchi visited the set, he usually didn’t talk much to Shen Jintai, but this time, he took the initiative to walk up to him and hand him a Starbucks coffee and felt that Shen Jintai’s hands were a bit cold.
Though the two of them had established their relationship, they hadn’t made it public yet, and most likely there wouldn’t be an opportunity to, but these little actions in public made it a bit thrilling.
“Thank you, President Yan,” Shen Jintai said deliberately.
Yan Qiuchi looked at him and smiled. The smile was light, but his eyes were fierce. “Your hands are so cold.”
The costume Shen Jintai was wearing wasn’t actually thin. He was wearing a gray down jacket with a scarf wrapped around him. In a realistic movie, looking good wasn’t particularly the focus. However, he was born with a physique that made him prone to getting cold, so his hands and feet often get chilled easily. Yan Qiuchi was the opposite, as his firepower was exceptionally strong.
The crew on set didn’t dare to spread news of the two indiscriminately, and no one took pictures. Still, gossip of this visit spread like wildfire and reached the ears of the gold powders. There were marketing accounts that would camp out the gold powder fan group all year, and when this news got to them, it was quickly moved to Weibo. Immediately afterwards, discussions began on the forums.
With this, the hot searches that exploded yesterday that hadn’t even gone down to the top ten went up again with the wave of assistance from this fresh gossip.
“I think the two of them will fall in love soon.”
“I also smell the sour smell of love, but to be honest, after laying the groundwork for so long, I am not surprised that they are already in love now.”
“Yan Qiuchi is really handsome. Dressed in that black coat, he looks so handsome and expensive. I think Touhua can eat this grass.”
“I almost didn’t recognize him. This is actually Shen Jintai? His style has changed a lot.”
“I was just about to say that in <Pilot> he looks cool, <When You’re Older> he’s handsome, and in <Welcome Rain on a Spring Night> he’s taken on another form, and it’s really malleable.”
“I am looking forward to this movie the most. Touhua has always boasted of being the new generation of acting talent. This time he’s acting with Cai Jun. I don’t know if he can match the film emperor. Last time I saw the official pictures, Cai Jun changed completely into an old man.”
“Compared to Bai Qingquan, Touhua is really proud of his career and loves life.”
“That’s his bragging rights. He was ridiculed before, and Yan Qiuchi looked down on him. This is all true. Now he relies on his reborn image and professional ability to turn things around. If Bai Qingquan can do the same, I believe that he’ll also turn around. His matter is serious, but the blow to his career isn’t as big as Shen Jintai.”
“Bai Qingquan’s influence hasn’t been hit yet. Let’s see if there will be any endorsement brands that will terminate their contract with him. Back then, Touhua lost all of them.”
“I don’t know if it’s because of Touhua and him being so hot now, but I don’t think it’s a big deal for celebrities to come out of the closet now. Bai Qingquan’s alt-account scandal is eye-catching, but it’s not a legal or ethical issue. I think for this kind of level, it’ll definitely pass.”
“It’ll depend on the reputation of <When You’re Older> after its release. If it can stabilize, Bai Qingquan will definitely pull through. To put it bluntly, an actor only needs to rely on their work and skills.”
“It’s fine if he can pull through, but to be a top flow again might be tough. Seriously, in the history of the entertainment industry, only Shen Jintai was able to completely whiten his black history, but that’s because he has his particularities. His biggest black spot is that he was guilty of his scummy actions and became braindead due to love. Now Yan Qiuchi made an earth-shattering move, and his black history has become more of an inspirational benchmark.”
After filming the indoor scene, Shen Jintai moved to a farmer’s market in the old town. At 2 PM, the originally deserted vegetable market was flooded inside and out.
Xiao Tang was hurriedly carrying coffee and couldn’t get in. There were too many people.
One of the passersby asked, “What’s going on? Why are there so many people?”
“They’re filming a movie with a big star.”
“Who is it?”
“Li Xu!” The aunt said in a loud voice.
Many of the uncles and aunts who didn’t chase stars didn’t know the name of the hottest traffic nowadays, but when it came to Li Xu, everyone knew who that was. Even Bai Qingquan’s “Zhou Jing” was ubiquitous.
Xiao Tang heard the astonishments of “Oo’s” and “Ah’s” from the crowd. If you wanted to become nationally popular, it really depends on the fire of the TV series.
To ensure a smooth shoot, the crew set up a cordon. To get a more realistic look, Qiu Hong invited a lot of the onlookers to be temporary extras. All the uncles and aunties took pictures around Shen Jintai as they praised, “This young man has real spirit!”
Although he was dressed very ordinarily, looking similar to a passerby, he still couldn’t contain his starlight aura. Even under the cover of the staff, phones were everywhere as they snapped and filmed him.
The scene he was filming now was when Xu Xingchen went to the farmer’s market to buy fish, and he ran into his first love, Yu Chenglin. After ten years of not seeing him, Yu Chenglin had become a small business owner at the market. While he didn’t recognize Yu Chenglin, Yu Chenglin instantly recognized him with a single glance.
When he took the first shot, Qiu Hong found that it didn’t work. He could only take close-up shots. When the camera zoomed out, the atmosphere would wear off as there were too many people around and it was too noisy, causing the sound effect to be particularly poor.
As the number of people started increasing, the crew was afraid of an accident happening, so they had to call it a day. A group of staff members protected Shen Jintai as they left the venue. The crowd was restless as they shouted his name.
In the past ten years, the world hadn’t seen a more popular star than Shen Jintai, and this wasn’t even counting the three movies he had in stock, which were all bound to be successful.
The author has something to say:
“Shen Jintai, Shen Jintai!”
Touhua is really popular.
Remember the part about cold hands and feet, which will be used in the next chapter.
With the relationship confirmed, there’s only one thing left to do! It’s time to consummate it!
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The gong always has a “Yang body”, even when it’s not set in cultivation world.. mysterious.
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