Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge
Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/
Chapter 159: Drunk
“Has anyone seen the video circulating about Shen Jintai’s birthday event? Touhua is so beautiful!”
“I want to see. Where is the link?!”
Someone immediately posted a link.
When you click on it, you can see Shen Jintai in a white shirt; half of his waist was exposed as he was dancing, and his hair was messy. As he turned around, he took a rose from a backup dancer and pinned it to his ear. The red rose, combined with his black hair and fair face, made him look exceptionally handsome.
The screams of fans can be clearly heard in the video. Although there was no live broadcast for this birthday event, there were a lot of materials online, especially Shen Jintai’s last speech, which was hotly searched.
Of course, the main reason why it went to the hot search was due to the power of the three great masters of The East Palace. It was unique to have the three of them sing <Moths to a Flame> together, so it wasn’t a shock that it made it onto the hot search.
“Many satellite TV channels are broadcasting <The East Palace is Coming> during Chinese New Year’s. It’s been replayed so many times already, but every time I watch it, I still cry my eyes out. Li Xu, Zhou Ying, and Zhou Jing. The stamina of the characters is too strong. My douban* rating for watching this drama has risen.”
*It’s similar in functionality to Reddit.
“Yeah, the three of them sang the theme song together. I only heard one sentence and got goosebumps. It’s a pity that such a good drama will probably not be made again in the next ten years.”
“I’ve been squatting all night. Why didn’t I see the news of Touhua’s public love affair? I thought he would go public tonight.”
“I don’t think it was made public this time. It seems that it’s just a test to see what the public opinion is like, as Yan Qiuchi was also there. When Shen Jintai sang <Gentle Wind and Rain>, the big screen cut to Yan Qiuchi, and many fans started screaming, an obvious sign that they have accepted it.”
“Damn, where is this video? Why didn’t I see it? Please have mercy on me, a JinQiu CP fan, and reward me with some sugar!”
Someone immediately posted this video. In the blurred and shaking lens, Shen Jintai’s singing voice was faintly heard. When he sang the lyrics “Like I am with the lovely you”, there was a sudden commotion in the crowd. The recorder can be clearly heard in the video as the sound of a girl’s voice saying excitedly, “Fuck me! Fuck me!”
The phone camera swayed and moved to the big screen, showing Yan Qiuchi wearing a baseball cap. When he saw the camera pointed at him, he acted a bit shy, then smiled and waved his hand towards it. The best thing is that in the next second, the camera switches to Shen Jintai’s face. Amidst the screams of fans, Shen Jintai smiled shyly, but his eyes were glowing.
“My god, my god. This is public. Naked, so naked! I’m basking in love!”
“It’s really no different from being public. Depending on the reaction of the gold powder, they may already have accepted him as their son-in-law.”
“Touhua’s birthday is so grand. The sea of golden flowers looked so romantic.”
After the event, the gold powders began posting pictures of the scene. <The sea of golden lights and flowers> was a topic that gold powders brushed on and ranked first on the hot search. When you click on it, you can see a golden sea of lights and colorful flowers everywhere. The joy and excitement of the gold powders can be felt across the screen.
“Don’t go, we’ll have dinner later.” Shen Jintai shouted at Bai Qingquan and Zheng Siqi while undressing.
“Aren’t you busy?” Bai Qingquan asked.
Shen Jintai took off his costume in the fitting room and put on his jacket. “I will meet a few fans. You go to the restaurant I have booked and wait for me. I’ll be there in a while. Xiao Tang, you take them there.”
After Shen Jintai changed his clothes, he went to meet with a few fan representatives, took a photo with them, and chatted with them for a bit before getting in the car and heading to the restaurant.
As soon as he got in the car, he was completely limp. He was completely exhausted, and he couldn’t believe that he managed to survive that event.
“Tomorrow is the 30th, so you can take a good day off,” Li Meilan said.
Shen Jintai opened his eyes slightly and asked, “Aren’t we still filming?”
“Director Qiu Hong sent a message and said to let you take a day off so you can adjust your mental state before filming.”
<Welcome Rain on a Spring Night> has now entered its most important parts, so the scenes being filmed were all highlights. The emotions need to be extremely strong. Qiu Hong felt that he had been tired recently and was afraid he wouldn’t be able to perform well. Still, Shen Jintai was happy that he could have a day off that he could use to get good sleep and recover.
They had reserved two private rooms at a restaurant following the event. Zheng Siqi and the others were in one, while his own team was in another. Halfway through their meals, he went to his team to hand out red envelopes.
Shen Jintai: “This year is a good harvest year, and it has also been a hard year. I didn’t take a break, and everyone followed me without a break. You’ve all worked hard!”
Wang Nan smiled and said, “As long as the year-end bonus is in place, it won’t be hard!”
Everyone laughed. Shen Jintai motioned to Li Meilan and said, “Yours!”
“Thank you, Brother Jin!”
The year-end bonuses were all in Li Meilan’s hands. She carried a bunch of bags of various sizes. Everyone guessed that it was gifts such as an iPhone and the like. When Wang Nan opened his bag, he immediately let out a “Wow” and clutched his chest and took a step back.
Xiao Tang and the others laughed and asked, “What? What?”
Li Meilan smiled and said, “Everyone has a share.”
Shen Jintai laughed and gave each of them a bag according to the name on it.
Bai Qingquan was talking to Zheng Siqi when he heard a scream from next door. He turned his head and glanced at the door of the room. “What’s the matter?”
Xiao Tang jumped up. As one of the oldest employees, he received a year-end bonus of more than 200,000 yuan, and his bag was full of red hundred-yuan bills!
Shen Jintai smiled and said, “I don’t know what to give everyone, and I was afraid of giving you something you don’t need and it going to waste. If you think about it, it’s best just to give money. That way you can buy whatever you want!”
Stars were always generous when giving out year-end bonuses, but they were usually in the tens of thousands. Rarely did one pay more than six figures. This shows that Shen Jintai was popular enough that he earned enough and that he was also extremely generous. They all knew that Shen Jintai was still young and was on the rise, so the good days are just starting!
“I am a nostalgic person. Whether it’s now or in the future, I hope that our team can always be together.” Shen Jintai raised his cup and said, “Come, let’s have a toast. Everyone has worked hard this year, and we’ll continue to work hard in the coming year.”
Everyone raised a glass together, and Li Meilan’s eyes turned red with emotion. After drinking a glass, the team members dispersed. Shen Jintai returned back to the other room and chatted with Bai Qingquan and the others for a while. Bai Qingquan told him that the box office for their movie had hit a new high.
The reputation of <When You’re Older> had so thoroughly improved that the predicted box office kept rising. It has now been raised to 1.5 billion.
Since he didn’t have to work tomorrow, Shen Jintai let go and drank to his content. By the time the three of them left, Shen Jintai was completely drunk. Bai Qingquan and Shen Jintai helped him walk outside, where they saw that it had started to snow again. The snow was light, and the snowflakes were fine.
Shen Jintai staggered and said with a smile, “I’m very happy to have you with me today. I hope… I hope that the friendship between the three of us will last forever. No matter whether we’re still… popular or not in the future, our friendship will not change.”
Zheng Siqi smiled and said, “We’ll all be big hits. In the future, we’ll be the big three in the entertainment industry.”
Bai Qingquan said, “Don’t be sensational. If you get too excited, you’ll make me cry.”
Shen Jintai and Zheng Siqi laughed.
When Shen Jintai returned to the hotel, it was almost midnight. He was exhausted, and the alcohol did not help. In his state of lethargy, he took off his clothes and slumped onto the bed. Yan Qiuchi turned off the lights and went to cuddle him. Shen Jintai suddenly woke up and kept pressing his lips on him.
Humph. I want to kiss him.
Yan Qiuchi’s heart jumped and lifted him up as he asked, “Are you sober or drunk?”
Shen Jintai didn’t speak but kept pecking his lips like a woodpecker, being quite proactive. Yan Qiuchi couldn’t resist and took action. When he was about to make a move, Shen Jintai had fallen asleep again.
Yan Qiuchi’s fire was lit, and he couldn’t hold it down. After suffering all night, he suddenly heard Shen Jintai say, “Yan Qiuchi, you’re so kind.”
Yan Qiuchi was taken aback for a moment and asked, “Are you not asleep?”
He suddenly became energetic and wanted to pull off Shen Jintai’s clothes. Shen Jintai hummed and said, “I’m exhausted…”
“Just lie down and don’t move,” Yan Qiuchi said. He wasn’t planning on doing anything else besides kissing. He went to unbutton Shen Jintai’s clothes but felt that he was motionless. It seemed that Shen Jintai had really fallen asleep.
Yan Qiuchi sat there hesitating for a long time, then buttoned up Shen Jintai’s shirt again.
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2 thoughts on “Your Rival in Love Gets Prettier Every Day Ch159”
I thought that since SJT had a day off, they would have their first time but luckily it didn’t happen. I say luckily because I hope their first time is when they’re both sober and know fully what they’re doing. Consent is the most crucial factor. But memories are also important. Especially for two people who will share the rest of their lives with each other.
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I really like how Yan Qiuchi is holding his urges inside and respecting Shen Jintai like this, even though it’s very obvious that he wants to papapa already. As much as I also want to get to the papapa scenes, I think that it’s important to do the papapa only when completely sober and with consent from both parties—especially for their first time together. In any case, it’s late but happy birthday to our Shen Jintai! I wish that he and Yan Qiuchi will be happy together forever and more! o(〃＾▽＾〃)o