Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge
Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/
Chapter 146: Self-control
“You don’t need to bother.” Shen Jintai said: “I have a driver.”
Yan Qiuchi: “I’m not going only to pick you up. I have other things to do.”
Shen Jintai: “What things?”
“Let’s talk about it when we meet.” Yan Qiuchi said: “Give me a call when you are almost finished.”
When Shen Jintai hung up, Xiao Tang said: “President Yan is so sticky.”
Shen Jintai said: “You are not very familiar with him. Later, you’ll know that he is completely different in public and in private.”
Xiao Tang laughed when he heard this: “President Yan has surprised me recently.” The change was too great.
When Shen Jintai, Qiu Hong, and Cai Jun arrived at the restaurant, Ji Fengxing was already waiting inside. He was quite enthusiastic when he saw him, and immediately stood up when he saw him entering, then called out to him: “Jintai is here.”
“President Ji.” Shen Jintai smiled as he greeted him.
He sat down to the right of Ji Fengxing who asked him: “Can you drink?”
“A little bit.” Shen Jintai said.
Though there were no outsiders here, at the end of the day, Ji Fengxing was still his boss, so he needed to give him a bit of face and accompany him for a bit. Ji Fengxing poured him a glass of wine. Shen Jintai held the glass with both hands and said “Thank you” politely.
As they were all in the industry, the conversation mainly revolves around films. After three rounds of drinking, the topic finally moved to their personal lives as they talked about Cai Jun’s wife.
“I heard that your wife is pregnant. Congratulations.” Ji Fengxing said.
After drinking, Cai Jun became more talkative. When he heard what Ji Fengxing said, he became a bit emotional. He had fell in love and chased his wife for more than ten years and didn’t get married until he was almost 40. After getting married, there was no movement after a few years, and he thought that he would have no children in this life. Who knew that suddenly his wife got pregnant.”
“My wife is much older than when women usually have their pregnancy and she’s by herself abroad. I have to video call her every day, so I have an appointment with her after returning to the hotel. A pregnant woman has a lot of emotional ups and downs. It’s been difficult for her, and I love her very much,” Cai Jun said and turned to Qiu Hong: “So Director Qiu, we have to shoot quickly so I can hurry back to accompany my wife.”
Qiu Hong smiled and said: “I know. I’ll will try my best.”
“Meticulous work produce fine products.” Ji Fengxing said.
“Am I the only one here with children?” Cai Jun asked, pinching the wine glass. It was a rhetorical question.
“Perhaps this is the life for others. President Ji still likes to play around?” Cai Jun said with a smile: “It’s almost time to settle down. Isn’t your old man not in a hurry?”
Ji Fengxing smiled, his face flushed with wine. He glanced at Qiu Hong and Shen Jintai and said: “I’ve been thinking about it recently. Maybe I’m getting too old now and don’t want to play anymore. Sometimes when I think about the absurd things of my past, I find it boring now, but it’s not so easy to settle down. I have to find someone I really like.”
“I agree with that.” Cai Jun said and looked at Shen Jintai: “It also depends on fate. Some people get married late, and some meet the right person at a young age, such as Xiao Jin.”
Shen Jintai was touched. He smiled when he heard this, without any tweaks or embarrassments, but because he drank, his face was slightly red, making him look seemingly shy. However, the faint red glow made his complexion all the more attractive. Ji Fengxing couldn’t help but keep staring at him, and the more he looked, the more he liked what he saw.
Lately he had been experiencing hell. He had been thinking about Shen Jintai recently, especially when he saw Yan Qiuchi’s splendorous confession, which only made him thought about him even more. He thought it was just a momentary interest in a handsome guy that caught his attention, but instead, he been missing him these days. After he realized this, he found that Shen Jintai was suddenly good in every aspect. He had the looks, the figure, and the talent. The more he looked, the more he fell.
Then he saw the hickey on Shen Jintai’s neck. As a playboy who comes and goes like the tide, he naturally understood what this meant, and his heart trembled slightly, the blow was far greater than what he expected.
“Are you sure about your relationship with Yan Qiuchi?” He asked Shen Jintai.
Shen Jintai nodded and said: “We just started dating, but I haven’t made it public yet.”
Ji Fengxing felt uncomfortable. He didn’t expect it to be confirm so fast.
“Whether you two are public or not, I don’t think there would be a difference.” Qiu Hong said with a smile.
“The two of you may not know that Jintai has a complicated relationship with Yan Qiuchi. In the beginning, he chased him for several years, but Yan Qiuchi was quite arrogant and ignored him, so now Jintai’s fans really hates him.” Ji Fengxing said.
Qiu Hong knew about it, but Cai Jun had been abroad and didn’t bother with domestic gossip. After listening, he said: “It’s okay for stars to fall in love, whether it’s public or not, but it’s best to take care of the emotions of your fans. This matter may have to be well publicized. When I fell in love with my wife at the beginning, I also lost a layer of skin.”
Ji Fengxing smiled and said: “Teacher Cai was also a pop idol.”
“The male god of our school days.” Qiu Hong said.
Cai Jun: “It’s still no match for Xiao Jin. I haven’t been in the country much in the past two years. I’m really out of touch. Last time the crew went to the farmer’s market to shoot that scene, I wanted to go over and watch it, but there were too many people that I didn’t dare get out of the car. I knew he was popular, but I didn’t expect him to be this hot.”
Ji Fengxing couldn’t help but feel a bit depressed when he though about how popular Shen Jintai was, and such a person ended up falling in love with his nemesis. It would have been nice if he had interfered earlier.
With his current relationship with Yan Qiuchi, and Shen Jintai caught in the middle, when the two year contract expires, there was a high chance Shen Jintai would leave Monsoon Entertainment. He was so popular now and part of that was Monsoon’s effort, but it turned out to be cheaper than Yan Qiuchi. To say the least, he was quite irritated.
When dinner was almost over, Shen Jintai’s phone rang. He got up to answer and said: “It’ll be for a bit.”
Ji Fengxing became jealous and asked: “Why, has President Yan already started to check up on you now?”
Shen Jintai smiled and said: “He said he’ll pick me up and asked if I had finished eating.”
“Is he here?” Cai Jun said: “Let him come and join us.”
“No, he’s just asking me when it would end.” Shen Jintai said.
He got up and went to the bathroom. Ji Fengxing stared at him for a while, while Qiu Hong looked at him coldly as he smiled and lit a cigarette. His eyes were quick to catch Ji Fengxing’s tone when he talked about Yan Qiuchi. Looking at the way he was looking at Shen Jintai, he felt Ji Fengxing was even more subtle.
“It’s a pity that to fall in love at 21.” Cai Jun said.
“He’ll be fine. He’s more special and everyone knows that he will not lose any fans when he falls in love.” Qiu Hong said: “Yan Quichi is also a top match and very reliable. What does President Ji think?”
Ji Fengxing took a cigarette and started smoking. He leaned back in his chair, and said: “Everyone come to age in their early twenties. The first relationship can be talked about for a few years, but who knows after that.”
“That’s true.” Cai Jun smiled.
Jing Fengxing was bored so he drank a few glasses of wine by himself.
When they came out of the restaurant, Cai Jun took the initiative and said: “Director Qiu, take my car and we’ll go back together.”
Qiu Hong smiled and said: “Obviously I can’t get into Jintai’s car.”
“Has Yan Qiuchi arrived yet?” Ji Fengxing asked: “If not, I will send you.”
“He had some errands and will arrive in a bit.” Shen Jintai said.
Qiu Hong said: “Its fine. We’re all staying at the same hotel anyways.”
Cai Jun’s driver drove the car over first. As Qiu Hong and Cai Jun got in, Ji Fengxing sent them off before walking back to Shen Jintai. He turned to him and said: “Why don’t I take you?”
“Is President Ji always so considerate to your company’s artists?”
Ji Fengxing and Shen Jintai glanced back and saw Yan Qiuchi walking towards them. Shen Jintai smiled and asked: “Where’s your car?”
“It’s on the opposite side. I’ve been waiting for you for a while, it’s just I couldn’t park here.” Yan Qiuchi looked at Ji Fengxing, smiled, then said to Shen Jintai: “You go back to the car first. I have to talk to President Ji for a bit.” As he said this, he handed Shen Jintai the car keys.
Shen Jintai picked up the car keys: “Then I’ll leave first President Ji.”
Ji Fengxing smiled and nodded, but as soon as Shen Jintai left, his face drooped as he looked at Yan Qiuchi. When he got into the car, Shen Jintai looked through the car window and saw Yan Qiuchi and Ji Fengxing standing around talking. Yan Qiuchi had a serious expression while Ji Fengxing smiled. Suddenly, he didn’t know what Yan Qiuchi said, but the Ji Fengxing face became serious.
After a while, Yan Qiuchi walked over and got into the car. Shen Jintai was sitting on the passenger side. He put on his seatbelt and said: “What did you talk to him about?”
“Just gossip.” Yan Qiuchi glanced at him and asked: “You didn’t drink too much?”
“Do you think I look like I drank too much?”
“Hold on,” Yan Qiuchi started the car: “In the future, try not to drink when I’m not there.”
“I don’t know if it’s my illusion,” Shen Jintai said: “I think President Ji…”
Yan Qiuchi glanced at him. Shen Jintai smiled and said: “It’s nothing.”
“Stay away from him in the future.” Yan Qiuchi said: “He’s a bit too attentive to you.”
Shen Jintai also felt it, but Ji Fengxing hasn’t made any movements or said anything astounding, so he couldn’t be sure. If he hurriedly say that Ji Fengxing liked him, that would feel a bit self-indulgent. After all, doesn’t Ji Fengxing never eat grass near his nest?
“Let me tell you this, you may think that I am jealous of him,” Yan Qiuchi said: “But he has very high means and many small tricks. He’s also your boss right now. It’s not easy for you to offend him, and it’s easier for him to manipulate you, but no matter what happens, you don’t have to be afraid. You still have me.
Shen Jintai nodded and said: “Nn.”
“Always remember this. I may not have a lot of abilities, but I still have the means to support your acting career. In the entertainment industry, no matter who you face, don’t let yourself be wronged. Don’t do things you don’t want to do, and don’t meet people who you don’t want to meet. With me, it’s enough for you to realize your dreams wholeheartedly. This is what you value, and I value them as well as your lover.”
Shen Jintai’s heart was surging hearing what he said. Truthfully, it had been pretty smooth for him so far. He had gain both fame and fortune, stood at the top of the industry, so the possibility of him being wronged by others was very small, as there were people supporting him wherever he goes. But these words had entranced him and now he had fallen completely for Yan Qiuchi. He felt he needed to do something to express his love.
“Is there a riverside park ahead?” He asked: “Let’s take a walk and then go back.”
Yan Qiuchi parked the car on the side of the road. It was chilly out and the sky was cloudy, hinting that it was going to snow again. The area was dark with very few streetlights and there were no people around due to the weather. Shen Jintai put on his hat, pulled up his zipper, then grabbed Yan Qiuchi’s hand.
The movement was so sudden that Yan Qiuchi was unprepared. He didn’t expect Shen Jintai to take the initiative to hold his hand in public. Thinking about it, the progress between the two of them was different from the route of an ordinary couple. They have already kissed, and touched, and even slept in the same bed, but they haven’t held hands yet.
For a couple holding hands, with fingers touching each other, compared to kissing and hugging, the feeling of desire fades and the sense of happiness was stronger. However, men often have deep-rooted bad habits. As they held hands for a while, Yan Qiuchi saw the occasional couples on the side of the road holding each other and felt itchy.
He also wanted to hug. He wanted to hold Shen Jintai every moment possible, especially now that it was so cold.
“If you hadn’t given me that kind of look just now, I would’ve forgot.” Shen Jintai looked tiny due to do the oversized hat and jacket. He chided: “You made such a big mark on my neck last night that the director saw it.”
“I didn’t do it on purpose,” Yan Qiuchi said: “Your skin is so tender and you don’t let me touch you below your neck.”
Shen Jintai: “Who let you bite.”
Yan Qiuchi: “I’m not really biting.”
Shen Jintai: “I’m serious Yan Qiuchi. I’m filming now, and you need to come up with a way to get through this. You have to learn restraint, or don’t even think about the next step.”
Yan Qiuchi was silent for a while, and said: “I don’t know what’s wrong. I just have so much energy in me.”
He was scared. The more he hurt him, the more he wanted to hurt him. He felt that he wasn’t born to be a gentle man in bed. It could also be due to the influence of his skin hunger, which made him abnormal in this regard.
Just like in this moment, he became inexplicably excited again. He hugged Shen Jintai tightly and said: “Anyway, we have already determined the relationship. You have to accept me for who I am, and I will change it slowly, okay?”
Shen Jintai said: “Then relax and stop suffocating me.”
Yan Qiuchi smiled and said: “In fact, I know you like it too.”
Shen Jintai: “You know shit.”
The sound of the flowing water came from the nearby river. Yan Qiuchi continued smiling as he hugged him, staring out towards the river and asked: “Are you happy?”
Without waiting for Shen Jintai to answer, he said to himself: “I’m very happy now.”
The author has something to say：
Shen Jintai: I’m also very happy.
Kinky Thought: I’m happy too!!! For the two of you! This chapter made my heart melt~ especially when Yan Qiuchi said:
“Always remember this. I may not have a lot of abilities, but I still have the means to support your acting career. In the entertainment industry, no matter who you face, don’t let yourself be wronged. Don’t do things you don’t want to do, and don’t meet people who you don’t want to meet. With me, it’s enough for you to realize your dreams wholeheartedly. This is what you value, and I value them as well, as your lover.”
With the vinegar these two presidents are brewing, I could have a year supply.