Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge
Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/
Chapter 162: A Sweet Union on New Year’s Eve
The winter night was cold, but the embrace between them as they quietly held each other caused them to sweat profusely.
How did this happen? How did it develop to this point? Shen Jintai felt blindsided as he was in a state of confusion.
Yan Qiuchi kept kissing him on the cheek, and after each kiss, she would smile tenderly at him. Shen Jintai covered his stomach and didn’t speak; his eyes were blank.
“Lost?” Yan Qiuchi asked.
Shen Jintai turned over, facing the end of the bed, as he turned his back to Yan Qiuchi. Yan Qiuchi wrapped his arms around him and hugged him from behind. Sure enough, he couldn’t trust a man’s words. When they say they’ll only hug, kiss, or rub, it’s all lies!
Yan Qiuchi kissed his slightly damp shoulder. He felt that Shen Jintai was perfect. There were no shortcomings. How could such a perfect person like this exist in this world? From the tips of his toes to every inch of his hair, the existence of this flawless person occupied every part of him. Love surged through him, and he couldn’t help becoming excited again.
Shen Jintai pushed him and said, “I have to film tomorrow.”
“I’ll ask for leave for you.” Yan Qiuchi half coaxed, half begged, and half insisted. “It’s almost midnight in a few minutes. Let’s celebrate New Year’s Eve together.”
Shen Jintai bit the pillow, thinking about how futile it was.
The sound of firecrackers rang from the outside and all over the city. An old year had passed, and a new year would officially begin.
The next morning, Fang Fengmei saw Yan Qiuchi coming down, looking extremely refreshed. She asked, “Xiao Jin hasn’t gotten up yet?”
Yan Qiuchi smiled and said, “He has a bit of a cold, so he’s still sleeping. I’ll bring him something to eat.”
When Fang Fengmei heard this, she immediately asked, “Is it really a cold? Are you okay? Is this something I should be concerned about?”
“It’s just a small cold. He’s been too tired recently, so just let him sleep a little longer,” Yan Qiuchi smiled and said to the maid. “I’ll eat upstairs too so bring my share as well.”
Fang Fengmei gave him a glance. Yan Qiuchi often looks stoic and tough, with an icy demeanor, but today he looked glowing, his lips were rosy, and his complexion was in excellent condition. She felt as if some of Shen Jintai’s beauty had rubbed off on him.
Perceiving her gaze, Yan Qiuchi also returned her gaze and smiled at her, showing a row of pearly white teeth. His entire body felt as if it were glowing, and something fundamentally changed.
The maid brought out two breakfast portions and handed them over to Yan Qiuchi. He quickly ran up the stairs, walking as if he had sprouted wings. The maid was stunned and said, “Qiuchi is so happy today.”
Fang Fengmei looked at his back and said, “Indeed.”
Yan Qiuchi felt as if he were like a spring breeze that was bringing in a sense of bliss that could transform into a flower. He had always been prudent and quiet, yet this feeling of joy was so overwhelming that he actually ran up the stairs, skipping three steps at a time.
He quickly returned to the room, closed the door, and brought the food to the bed. Shen Jintai was still lying in bed. When he felt movement, he opened his eyes and asked, “What time is it?”
“Eight in the morning,” Yan Qiuchi said. “I have already asked for your leave today.”
Shen Jintai didn’t speak while he wrapped himself up in the blanket. His ears were red.
Yan Qiuchi asked, “Would you like to eat something?”
Shen Jintai said, “No.”
He suddenly remembered a very important thing and quickly summoned Xiao Ai.
“Kiss, kiss, kiss!” Xiao Ai howled.
Shen Jintai’s face flushed slightly. “Have I completed the task?”
“Yes, dear, congratulations!” Xiao Ai said excitedly, “Not only have you gained a new life, but you have also gained a good man who’ll still love you even when you reach 60. He will never cheat and never change his heart!”
“Can such a thing also be rewarded?”
“Dear, this is not our reward. Yan Qiuchi is just single-minded by nature! Kiss~ How was your experience? It wasn’t as terrifying as you thought, right?!”
“I was about to ask.” Shen Jintai’s face was hot. “Did you secretly give me some reward?”
Xiao Ai smiled. “Hee hee~ Do you want me to tell you…”
Shen Jintai interrupted, “Don’t talk about it.”
“Dear~ Xiao Ai congratulates you on completing your mission. My colleague Xiao Mei extends congratulations as well.”
Shen Jintai whispered, “That… Thank you.”
Xiao Ai sighed again when he heard this. “Dear, this means we’re going to say goodbye forever.”
Shen Jintai said, “Well, you can still show up in my mind occasionally to chat.”
“This is against the rules. Dear, it’s been a pleasure to meet you. Xiao Ai has also witnessed your love and career with my own eyes. I believe that your current conditions and abilities will only get better in the future. Good luck!”
“Who are you going to pit next?”
“Dear! How can you say that? Did you think you had been deceived by me?!”
“I was cheated by you! Otherwise, how could my waist be so sore, and my stomach be so swollen that I can’t even get up from bed!”
Xiao Ai smiled. “But I didn’t detect any dissatisfaction from you. On the contrary, I noticed that you seemed to enjoy the taste of meat. Whenever you see the male protagonist, your heart beats rapidly. Your mouth may be hard, but your body is more honest.”
“Okay, okay, let’s stop attacking each other,” Shen Jintai said. “Tell the truth. Who is the next person? Is he also in this world, and what is his name?”
“You won’t know him. He’s in another world. His name is similar to yours, with the gold character, Jin Yanliu.”
“Just hearing the name, he must be a handsome guy,” Shen Jintai said. “Is it also by the same method of coercion and seduction to become beautiful?”
“His face is divine, the light of gold and jade. He doesn’t need to be more beautiful,” Xiao Ai said with a tone seemingly yearning. “Yanyu pp1, bright willows of spring2, handsome, rich, and is widely popular at the age of 20. It’s a pity that you can’t see him with your own eyes.”
1Jin Yanliu (金燕柳) name broken down. The Yan (燕) refers to a swallow and is from [yanyu]. Yu (羽) refers to feathers. PP is slang for really pretty. Put it all together it becomes a pretty swallow’s feather. The Jin refers to gold (same Jin as in Shen Jintai).
2Liu (柳) refers to willows/ferns. The line refers to the spring willow that’s prosperous. Putting it all together. It refers to someone with a gentle appearance.
Shit, that’s some good su. Fortunately, they weren’t in the same world, so there wasn’t a need to fight him for a job.
“Dear, I bless you one last time. I hope your love is complete and your career will continue to soar!”
Shen Jintai felt sad about their parting. “Thank you. I will always remember you.”
Xiao Ai smiled and then fell silent for a while. Before Shen Jintai was about to speak, he heard a beep, and Xiao Ai went offline.
“Hello, Xiao Ai.” He tried to call, but there was no response from Xiao Ai. He could no longer hear the ding dong sound or Xiao Ai’s wretched and lovely laughter.
He felt melancholic, as if he had said goodbye to an old friend forever. Partings in life always seemed rushed. Even if you had prepared well in advance, the moment you parted, it always felt as if it was too quick.
Feeling tired and somber, Shen Jintai sank back into the bed without eating his breakfast. He was about to fall asleep again when he suddenly felt Yan Qiuchi get into the bed. Feeling vigilant, his physical instinct made him feel a little afraid. Yan Qiuchi hugged him and said, “I just want to hold you. Don’t be scared.”
Yan Qiuchi’s was plenty satisfied currently, and his heart was full at the moment. Shen Jintai’s timid reaction aroused his desire to protect and satisfy his dignity.
Fang Fengmei wasn’t at ease as she didn’t see Shen Jintai and her son come down even after past 10. She went upstairs to take a look and knocked on the door. Hearing no one answer, she quietly opened the door and looked into the room, which was dark as the curtains were closed. Yan Qiuchi was hugging Shen Jintai as they both slept soundly together on the bed.
Seeing the two sleeping together, Fang Fengmei’s heart jumped as she hastily shut the door. She finally figured out why her son had a face like the spring breeze. Having said that, she always felt Yan Qiuchi’s temperament was dull and restrained, and the two still hadn’t made things public yet. Even if they had confirmed their relationship, she thought they would only hold hands at most. She truly underestimated her son’s abilities.
This was the most exciting news she received in the New Year, and she had no one to share it with!
Shen Jintai slept until past 11 when he woke up due to hunger. He rubbed his eyes and realized that Yan Qiuchi was still holding him. He glanced down and wanted to undo Yan Qiuchi’s hand. Before he had the chance, he heard Yan Qiuchi say from behind, “Have you had enough sleep?”
When Shen Jintai heard his tone, he felt something was wrong. Reading between the lines, it meant, “If you slept enough, let’s go again.”
He was still naked and felt the danger of falling again, so he said, “I’m hungry and want to eat.”
Yan Qiuchi got up and said, “I’ll get it for you.”
Seeing Yan Qiuchi get up, he saw that he was only wearing his trousers, baring his completely shirtless body. Yan Qiuchi’s figure was truly astounding. His back was majestic and tall. While he may look thin in clothes, when he was undressed, he was full of muscles. Then he caught sight of a bite mark on Yan Qiuchi’s shoulder.
He actually bit him!
When they did it for the first time, it didn’t take long, but when they went for round two, Yan Qiuchi was so good at tossing and turning him and wasn’t fooling around anymore that in the end, he couldn’t bear it, so he bit him.
“Can you eat fruit?” Yan Qiuchi asked.
Shen Jintai tried not to look down at him. He laid back down on the bed, took a piece of fruit, and said, “Where did you toss my pajamas?”
“It’s dirty. I took the bathroom.” Yan Qiuchi said, “Don’t rush to wear it yet.”
When Shen Jintai heard this, he was horrified and simply made it clear. “What are you going to do in broad daylight? Do you want to go at it all day?”
Yan Qiuchi laughed without speaking. Shen Jintai loved it when he laughed like this. He hadn’t thought much about it before, but now that it was on his mind, this smile that looked shy and restrained was actually very colorful underneath!
He ate a few more pieces of fruit until he was satisfied.
Yan Qiuchi got into the blanket, hugged him, and said, “I checked on it when you first fell asleep, and it looks fine.”
What the hell did you look at? What’s fine? What were you watching?!
Why was he even asking himself these rhetorical questions?
Shen Jintai became embarrassed, and Yan Qiuchi said, “I asked for a day off for you.”
So that’s why you asked for a day off!
“I’m going to get angry,” Shen Jintai said.
Yan Qiuchi stopped moving. He hugged him tightly and kissed his face, saying, “I love you. I feel as if I love you even more now.”
Shen Jintai felt that he was too tired. “You, go and bring me my clothes. I want to get up.”
“It’s cloudy outside,” Yan Qiuchi said. “It’s very cold, so don’t go out.”
“Auntie Fang got up a long time ago, right?” Shen Jintai said. This wasn’t his home after all, so it wasn’t appropriate to sleep in for so long, and it made him feel a bit guilty.
“I told them that you have a cold and are not feeling well, so you were sleeping in.”
Yan Tiefeng was doing his rehabilitation training accompanied by the medical staff. He asked Fang Fengmei, “Today’s the first day of the new year. Don’t you want to go with Qiuchi, Old Wang, and the others to celebrate?”
In the first few days of the Spring Festival of every year, they would run around the homes of the Yan’s major shareholders and employees’ representatives to give New Year’s gifts.
“I’ll go in the afternoon,” Fang Fengmei said. “Xiao Jin’s a little uncomfortable, so Qiuchi is taking care of him at home.”
When Shen Jintai went to the bathroom to shower, he found that he was covered in hickey marks, which look quite scary. He knew that Yan Qiuchi was extremely hungry yesterday, as it was obvious that he had taken quite a few bites on his neck and that these wouldn’t be gone by tomorrow. How could he still film?
Moreover, when he first got off the bed, he found that his legs were trembling, and the feeling of discomfort suddenly became stronger. Did Xiao Ai really secretly give him a reward? Why was he still like this?
He could only hate that he could no longer contact Xiao Ai. Perhaps it wasn’t his own problem but Yan Qiuchi’s.
Shen Jintai blushed, and after washing for a long time, he heard Yan Qiuchi shouting to him from outside, “Baby, are you okay?”
Shen Jintai had goosebumps all over his body. “Baby your head!”
He dried himself off and got dressed before coming out and saying, “Don’t shout like that in the future.”
Yan Qiuchi said, “But it’s just the two of us.”
“Also, call me by my name,” Shen Jintai said.
“When I called you that yesterday, I thought you quite liked it.”
“…that’s in bed.”
“So, I can’t call you that when it’s out of bed,” Yan Qiuchi said. “I see. Okay, I’ll keep it just to the bed.”
As he said it, he went up and hugged Shen Jintai and said, “I want to confess something to you.”
“I have skin hunger.” Yan Qiuchi asked, “Do you know this disease? I especially like skin contact.”
“…What are you trying to say?”
“I have a home outside. Shall we move there in the future?”
Shen Jintai thought of the connection between a separate home and Yan Qiuchi’s disease and suddenly found lots of extremely inappropriate thoughts popping into his mind.
“I will… next year… This year’s schedule is too full, so I don’t have time to go home and live there,” he replied.
“Your fame has gone up now. You can be pickier in the future and ask for quality, not quantity,” Yan Qiuchi said. “Film less and create great products, right?”
After speaking, he kissed him on the cheek again. Shen Jintai felt that if this continued, the clothes he had just put on would be taken off again.
He responded vaguely and said, “I want to go out. I’ve been sleeping all morning, so I’m embarrassed.”
“I have one more thing,” Yan Qiuchi said.
Shen Jintai looked at him, and Yan Qiuchi smiled, giving off that shy grin, but his eyes remained fiery.
‘It’s over,’ Shen Jintai thought. ‘Yan Qiuchi doesn’t know any shame and does not conform to the main theme of socialism*!’
*Clarity: He’s referring to the “harmonious” theme.
The author has something to say:
Congratulations to Yan Qiuchi and Shen Jintai. Goodbye, Xiao Ai.
Through Xiao Ai, I’m promoting a new novel, <After Reverse Transmigration, I Became the Four Arch-Enemies’ White Moonlight>, which removes the original ABO* setting.
*Stands for alpha, beta, omega, world setting. You can read more about it here if you don’t know.
Welp, sorry, but due to China’s censorship, that’s all you’re going to get. I’ve heard that authors do post the X-rated version on their Weibo or other sources. As far as I know, I can’t find anything on this series, but if it does exist and you have the raws, I’ll be more than happy to translate it.
I’m going to miss you, Xiao Ai!
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2 thoughts on “Your Rival in Love Gets Prettier Every Day Ch162”
Oh my, i wonder how much foundation and concealer is going to be needed to cover those hickeys on set lol.
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Have some restraint, Yan Qiuchi, you’re not a dog =v=;;;
Glad they finally made it to the next step.
In the meanwhile I’ve been playing that new NU Carnival BL game thing and they’ve definitely never heard the word censorship before.. so much p*rn they drown you in it uwu
Thanks for the chapter!
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