Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge
Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/
Chapter 150: A Snowy Night
It was still snowing heavily outside. Since the restaurant where they to plan to meet at was next to the hotel, Shen Jintai and Yan Qiuchi didn’t take a car. The wind and snow became a good cover as the passersby were in a hurry.
Shen Jintai had his mask on and came out of the hotel with Yan Qiuchi. As soon as he came out, he was hit by the cold wind that blasted on his face. Mixed with the snow, the feeling was extremely cold. The wind and snow were so strong that he became worried about the Yan couple’s safety.
When they arrived at the restaurant, he immediately called Mrs. Yan. The call quickly connected and Mrs. Yan said: “You’ve already arrived? It’ll be about ten more minutes for us. It’s rush hour right now and there’s a traffic jam that’s quite serious.”
“Just tell the driver to drive carefully and don’t worry about rushing here.” Shen Jintai said. After hanging up, he walked to the floor-to-ceiling windows and looked out. The restaurant had a very good view as it was on the 30th floor. Looking out, snow blanketed the city creating a very desolate and magnificent look.
Since Yan Qiuchi arrived at the restaurant, he had answered two calls consecutively, so he waited outside for a while before coming in. Shen Jintai said: “So busy.”
“New Year’s generally is the busiest time.” Yan Qiuchi said.
Shen Jintai: “Is it time for Yaoxuan to return home? Chinese New Year’s less than a month away.”
Yan Qiuchi: “He’ll be back in a few days and will probably make it before New Year’s.”
As soon as Yan Qiuchi finished speaking a knock came at the door. Yan Qiuchi turned around and said: “Come in.”
The waiter came in and brought in two bouquets of flowers, one was pink roses and the other was pink carnations. When he saw the roses, Shen Jintai thought they were for him, but seeing the carnations, he realized they were for Mrs. Yan.
“Today is my parents’ 27th anniversary.” Yan Qiuchi said.
Shen Jintai said “Ah, why didn’t you tell me earlier. Now what am I going to do? I haven’t prepared any gifts.”
“I have already sent gifts on your behalf, and it was delivered to the house this morning. It’s in both our names.” Yan Qiuchi said: “The two of them thought that it wasn’t a 10-year event they didn’t think it was too important, so they didn’t tell anyone, and they planned to have a meal with us to celebrate.”
Shen Jintai: “I wanted to cancel tonight due to the weather being so bad, but Auntie Fang kept insisting to have dinner together. It turns out to be because of this.”
After sitting down, Shen Jintai said: “27 years is really enviable.”
Yan Qiuchi: “We will have this day in the future. Not only 27 years, 37, 47, 57, maybe even 67.”
Shen Jintai laughed: “By then we’ll be two old men with gray hair.”
Shen Jintai noted today’s date on his phone and called Mrs. Yan again. Mrs. Yan said: “We’re entering the elevator right now and we’ll be there soon.”
Shen Jintai got up immediately, hugged a bouquet of flowers by himself, then gave Yan Qiuchi the other bouquet, then told him: “You stand on the other side with those flowers in your arms.”
Yan Qiuchi was usually shameless in front of him as he piled on words of love, but in front of the Yan couple, he always acted serious but now he acted a bit uncooperative when he heard this. Shen Jintai said: “Take it and stand there.”
Yan Qiuchi stood still and smiled. Suddenly the sound of footsteps was heard outside. Yan Tiefeng and Mrs. Yan pushed open the door guided by a waiter. As soon as they entered, they saw Yan Qiuchi and Shen Jintai holding a bouquet of flowers each standing on either side of the door.
Mrs. Yan was mometarily surprise before hugging Shen Jintai first and taking the flowers from his arms: “Thank you.”
“Auntie and uncle, happy anniversary!” Shen Jintai said sweetly.
Mrs. Yan smiled and went to hug Yan Qiuchi. When Yan Qiuchi wanted to give her the bouquet she said: “I can’t hold it all. Give it to your dad!”
Yan Tiefeng smiled and said: “Give it to me.”
He took it and said to Mrs. Yan: “They are all your favorite, pink.”
Mrs. Yan has a girly heart and loves pink flowers the most. Seeing these today, she was incredibly happy. Since Shen Jintai and Yan Qiuchi have confirmed their relationship, she had been anxious to see the two of them. Last time when she came to the hotel, she missed Shen Jintai due to him working overtime. As such she had been anxious for several days now waiting for this moment.
Shen Jintai and Yan Qiuchi still acted the same, as if they had not become any closer while in front of her, but she felt that their relationship felt different. From a glance she could feel there were hints of intimacy between the two of them.
“I didn’t prepare any gifts for uncle and auntie.” Shen Jintai said.
“You have given enough gifts this morning. We can understand your intentions. We didn’t plan to make it a big deal. Besides, you are the best gift for me and your Uncle Yan.” Mrs. Yan smiled happily.
“You don’t know how happy your Aunt Fang has been these days. She’s been humming songs all day at home.” Yan Teifeng said.
The Yan parents were really open-minded. Not only that, but they also have very good personalities. Probably afraid that Shen Jintai would get embarrassed, Yan Tiefeng said: “Let’s eat and we can talk while eating.”
During the meal, the topic between Shen Jintai and Yan Qiuchi was not brought up. The embarrassment and tension that Shen Jintai felt quickly disappeared. The four of them ate dinner like usual and mostly talked about work.
Because the year was coming to an end and annual reports were going to be released, Yan Tiefeng asked many questions regarding Sunshine Media. Due to the technical aspects, Mrs. Yan and Shen Jintai couldn’t really join the conversation.
“That’s normal between the two of them. They always talk about work when they meet.” Mrs. Yan said: “How is Qingquan been recently? I have also read the news. That child is so pitiful.”
Shen Jintai: “He is still adjusting. This incident had a great impact on him.”
Mrs. Yan: “It will be New Year’s Day in two days. Will your crew give you a break for New Year’s?”
Shen Jintai: “The filming process of our crew is going much slower than expected. We’ve been working overtime recently. Not only New Year’s, but I’m afraid even Chinese New Year’s will have to be spent with the crew.”
When Yan Qiuchi heard this, he turned his head and said: “You won’t be able to take a vacation during Chinese New Year’s. If you delay it any longer, I don’t know how much money we will have to spend on this project.”
Mrs. Yan smiled and said: “So business-like. You don’t even know how to feel sorry for others.”
Shen Jintai: “I also want to finish it quickly. The schedules behind me have been arranged, and they have all been disrupted by the current drama.”
“Overtime is overtime. I’ve taken a look at some of the rough cuts and they aren’t bad.” Yan Qiuchi said to Mrs. Yan as he spoke: “How much have you drunk?”
Mrs. Yan smiled, put down her wine glass, and touched her face, looking quite girlish.
“Your face is flushed. Aren’t you afraid it’ll swell the next day?” Yan Tiefang said softly.
He hadn’t noticed before but seeing it today, Shen Jintai found that although Yan Tiefeng was quite dignified on the outside, in private, he was gentle and had a good relationship with Mrs. Yan, revealing a very ordinary love.
Looking at the time, Mrs. Yan saw that it was almost time to head back so she called the driver and asked him to bring over the bracelet. When Shen Jintai saw that she was going to give him something, he stood up.
Yan Qiuchi asked: “This is your anniversary. Why are you gifting him something?”
Mrs. Yan probably also thought that the bracelet was a bit weird to give to a man, and she was afraid that Shen Jintai would not accept it, so she said: “You two are together, and your Uncle Yan and I are very happy, so we wanted to gift you something. It’s not expensive but it’s meaningful. Just put it away and open it when you get back.”
If she didn’t allow him to open it and look, Shen Jintai couldn’t refuse so with no other choice he took it and said: “Thank you auntie. Thank you uncle.”
Yan Tiefeng smiled and stood up: “Okay, we should go back too. Let’s have another drink between us four.”
“It’s a pity that Yaoxuan is abroad and couldn’t come back.” Mrs. Yan said, holding the cup.
“Did he call?” Yan Qiuchi asked.
“At noon.” Mrs. Yan said: “It’s rare that he even remembers this day.”
The four of them toasted and Shen Jintai said: “Once again, I wish you two a happy 27th anniversary!”
“Thank you.” Yan Tiefeng said.
The snowstorm outside seems to be getting worser. The snowflake looked denser under the streetlights, perhaps due to the heavy wind. There were barely any cars on the road on such a bustling street at this time. Mrs. Yan didn’t forget to instruct Shen Jintai: “Put on your mask.”
As Shen Jintai put on his mask, Yan Qiuchi, who saw him holding the box, took it from his hands and asked him to put his hand in his pocket. Seeing this, Mrs. Yan smiled and stretch out her hand to hold Yan Tiefang’s arms. She staggered a bit, probably due to drinking a bit too much.
The driver drove the car up to the restaurant and stopped in front. Yan Tiefang got into the car first and said: “On such a cold day, you should head back as soon as possible.”
Mrs. Yan hugged Shen Jintai again, patted him on the back, and said: “Auntie is so happy that you two are together.”
“Thank you, auntie.” Shen Jintai said.
Yan Qiuchi said next to him: “Mom, I have to thank you too. For him to promise to me, half of it was due to your efforts.”
Mrs. Yan and Shen Jintai both laughed when they heard this.
“I know.” Mrs. Yan patted Shen Jintai on the back again, let him go and said: “Okay, I’m leaving. You two can head back and open the gift.”
“Be careful on the road and drive slowly.” Shen Jintai said to the driver.
The driver smiled in response. After closing the door, he immediately went around to the other side and got into the car. Shen Jintai and Yan Qiuchi stood on the side of the road, covered in snowflakes. After the car drove off, Shen Jintai put his hands in his pocket and said: “Let’s go. So cold!”
The whole city has become a world of ice. There were few cars and few people out currently. The streetlights shone an image of cold beauty, which can rile people up. Couple this with a bit of tipsiness, Shen Jintai couldn’t help but ran a few steps forward and spin a few times in the wind. While the mask covered his face, his eyes sparkled as he looked at Yan Qiuchi with a smile.
Yan Qiuchi asked as he walked: “You didn’t drink too much today, did you? I think your face is flushed.”
Shen Jintai: “My face is always like this when I drink. I didn’t drink much, but I think Auntie Fang drank a lot tonight!”
“She is probably really happy.” Yan Qiuchi said: “My dad is actually quite happy too.”
“By the way, let me see what Auntie Fang gave me.” Shen Jintai said as he leaned forward and open the box in Yan Qiuchi’s hand. Under the streetlight, the diamond inlaid bracelet looked like a treasure. Shen Jintai smiled and said: “Wow! How can she give me this?”
Yan Qiuchi was also surprised. He didn’t know about the bracelet.
Shen Jintai said: “No wonder Auntie Fang said not to open it until we get back and to just put it away.” Such a gorgeous bracelet was obvious made to be worn by a woman.
The two returned to the hotel, and when they arrived at their rooms, Shen Jintai grabbed the box from Yan Qiuchi, waved his hand and said: “President Yan, go back and rest early.”
“President Yan is not sleepy yet,” Yan Qiuchi said: “Can I come and sit in Mr. Shen’s room?”
“In the middle of the night, it’s not good for a man to accept a kiss, right?” Shen Jintai said.
Yan Qiuchi smiled, took out the room card in his pocket and opened the door, then hooked his arm around Shen Jintai’s collar and dragged him inside.
Shen Jintai shrank his neck and smiled, and asked: “Uncle Yan, do they know that you are like this in private?” In front of Yan Teifeng and Mrs. Yan, he had a picture-perfect image.
Yan Qiuchi pressed Shen Jintai against the door and asked: “Like what?”
Shen Jintai raised his head slightly and blocked Yan Qiuchi’s body with the box in his hands. Yan Qiuchi leaned forward when his phone suddenly rang. He took out and look to see who was calling. It was Yan Tiefeng’s driver. He quickly connected the call. The voice on the other line was loud that even Shen Jintai could hear it. His cries were heard mixed together with the howling wind.
Yan Tiefeng’s driver was lying on the ground with blood covering his face. The car was overturned, and the wheels were still spinning. Half of his body was sprawled out of the car door as his blood dripped on the snow.
The box that Shen Jintai was holding fell to the ground, breaking to pieces as the bracelet inside fell out.
The author has something to say：
It’s the second half where all the main characters will appear.
Kinky Thoughts: Nooooooooo! It was so happy and then this kind of ending! Please be alright!