Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge
Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/
Chapter 169: I want to work!
As soon as Yan Tiefeng saw Fang Fengmei, he asked her about the company. Although she was capable, she had been retired for many years and wasn’t familiar with the company’s business or personnel. Now, every time she came back, the couple would talk about the business for a while.
This was still the case today. Before going upstairs, Fang Fengmei said to Shen Jintai, “During this time, Qiuchi asked someone to redesign his room. Have you seen it? Let Qiuchi take you to see it.”
Shen Jintai looked back at Yan Qiuchi. After the couple went upstairs, Yan Qiuchi said, “Let’s go. I’ll show it to you.”
Shen Jintai followed him upstairs. As soon as they entered the room, Yan Qiuchi hugged him, pressed him against the door, and kissed him. It seemed Yan Qiuchi liked doing this kind of thing behind a door very much.
They hadn’t made it out for many days. Shen Jintai’s legs became soft from just his kiss. He had almost forgotten the feelings he gets from making out, and now that he was kissing Yan Qiuchi, all of them came rushing back.
In broad daylight and at home again, it was impossible to go further than just kissing, but Yan Qiuchi can kiss for a long time and won’t get tired of it. In the end, Shen Jintai was afraid that his lips would swell, so he pushed him away. Panting, he glanced into the room and said, “You changed the wallpaper?”
Yan Qiuchi propped open the door of the room with one hand while using the other to wipe the corner of his mouth. He straightened up and said, “Nn, do you like the color?”
Shen Jintai nodded. “Simple yet lavish.”
Yan Qiuchi’s room used to be very simple. The room was large but had very few things, giving it an empty feeling. Now that it had been redesigned, more decorations were added, giving it a warmer vibe.
Shen Jintai walked inside and noticed that Yan Qiuchi was following him. When he turned around, Yan Qiuchi had pushed him down onto the bed. He was pressed down for a long time as they kissed. Yan Qiuchi held him tightly as he sandwiched him between his legs.
Shen Jintai didn’t resist, as his heart was full of warmth. The two kissed for what seemed like hours before they parted and laid on the bed next to each other. Yan Qiuchi hugged him as he asked about his filming. While they talked, Yan Qiuchi made small movements, like touching his hand for a while, then his face, all while trying to reach into his clothes.
“Is your contract with Monsoon Entertainment about to expire?”
“No, there’s still more than half a year left,” Shen Jintai said. “President Ji called me yesterday and asked to set up an appointment with him to talk about the contract renewal.”
“Talking so early in advance, he’s probably afraid that you will not renew,” Yan Qiuchi said. “No matter what conditions he offers, don’t promise him.”
Shen Jintai said, “Nn. I want to start my own studio.”
It wasn’t unusual for stars to open their own personal studios, assuming that they had strong enough wings to fly solo. The advantages were, first, that they got to be their own bosses and would have the final say in what kind of job they took, whether they wanted to work or not, and how they worked, and second, that there was no need to give a part of their earnings to the company as all the money they earned went directly into their own pockets.
Shen Jintai felt that with his current capital and momentum, starting his own studio would no longer be a problem, and he didn’t need a brokerage company to feed him resources. It was just that he was still a newcomer and his team wasn’t yet mature, so there was a certain degree of risk if he fought alone. After all, he was still on the rise, and one step in the wrong direction could overturn his momentum, making it difficult to get up again.
“I think it’s a bit early for you to open a personal studio right now. You should wait another two years,” Yan Qiuchi said. “Didn’t you want to join my company?”
It wasn’t that Shen Jintai hadn’t thought about it. If he cooperated with Sunshine Media, it would definitely have a one-plus-one effect that’s greater than two. In addition to being afraid that they would be unable to separate the public from the private, he was also worried that he would form a competitive relationship with Sunshine’s Media’s current first brother, Bai Qingquan.
In the past, the two of them might have been able to divide their shares equally, but now, after the alt-account incident, Bai Qingquan’s momentum had waned. If he joined Sunshine Media now, it was bound to put a lot of pressure on him, and he was afraid it would affect their friendship.
Although he wanted to have a great career, he still cared about other people’s feelings, so it wasn’t an easy choice to make. As Yan Qiuchi was not only his lover but also an expert in the entertainment industry, he put aside his worries and consulted with him for his opinions.
Yan Qiuchi caressed the strands of Shen Jintai’s hair and rubbed them gently as he said, “Or you can make a compromise. Set up your own independent studio and rely on Sunshine Media. You can still use the company’s resources, but separate them from contracted artists like Bai Qingquan.”
“Are you opening the back door for me?” Shen Jintai asked with a smile.
Who knew that Yan Qiuchi smiled ambiguously when he heard this, then lowered his voice and said, “I’ll open it for you soon.”
Yan Qiuchi was quite colorful, but only in action*. Even on that night when they had sex, he was the silent, dry type who didn’t speak much. Suddenly, Shen Jintai realized the innuendo that Yan Qiuchi was making, and his face flushed with shame as the atmosphere suddenly changed. It hadn’t been a long time since they had sex. Don’t bother mentioning Yan Qiuchi, even if he misses it occasionally.
*Clarity: He’s saying Yan Qiuchi pretty vulgar, but only in physical actions. He’s not colorful (vulgar) in his language like right now.
Yan Qiuchi gave him that kind of smile. Seeing Shen Jintai’s face so red, his eyes were filled with excitement. He gathered up his courage and asked further, “Well, how do you want me to open it for you?”
Shen Jintai laughed and got up from the bed with a blushing face. Yan Qiuchi himself felt a bit embarrassed. After all, it was his first attempt at using colorful language, and seeing Shen Jintai smile shyly like this, he thought that he set out to be tigers but ended up as dogs*.
*Idiom referring to failing to achieve what one sets out to do. || In this context, he’s trying to have sex with Shen Jintai, but his words may have backfired and are leading to the opposite.
He had always been rigid and followed the rules since he was a child, so he had never said anything like this. He sat up and asked with an embarrassed smile, “What are you laughing at?”
Overwhelmed from embarrassment, he simply covered it up with force as he put his arms around Shen Jintai and got on top of him again. Shen Jintai grabbed his arms, kept laughing, and said, “Don’t talk like that. I’m going to get goosebumps. It’s weird and too embarrassing, hahahaha.”
Yan Qiuchi smiled and bit Shen Jintai’s chin lightly.
“I think the method you just described is feasible. I will go back and discuss with Sister Lan and the others.”
Yan Qiuchi became more serious and said, “As for Monsoon Entertainment, if President Ji has any opinions, you can say that it was my idea, and I don’t want you working under him anymore. It’s common sense now that we’re together that I refuse to have you under him. He should also be mentally prepared for this.”
On the second floor, Fang Fengmei went to the cloakroom to change clothes after talking with Yan Tiefeng.
“Xiao Jin came from Shen’s house today and brought a lot of things,” Yan Tiefeng said with a smile.
Fang Fengmei glanced at him when she heard this and asked, “Did Lao Shen send it?”
“Who else would besides him,” Yan Tiefeng said. “There’s a lot of things that I don’t think our family needs. Let’s see what we can do with them.”
Fang Fengmei finished changing her clothes and came out while tying up her hair. “He’s preoccupied. Although Qiuchi and Xiao Jin are both men, they are still divided up as man and woman. Our family has given him so many gifts during New Year’s, thinking that the two of them will get together, that he probably thought we were looking at Xiao Jin as a daughter-in-law, so he felt uncomfortable. In fact, as long as our children have a good life, whether they’re the husband or wife, gong or shou, there’s no need to pay so much attention to it.”
Yan Tiefeng opened the document in his hand as he said, “Since Lao Shen cares, I don’t think they will be allowed to live at home in the future. Doesn’t Qiuchi have a house outside? Have it cleaned up and let them move in there. They can come and visit us occasionally when they want to stay here. In this way, once they go public, it’ll look good on all sides. Xiao Jin is a public figure, so we need to pay more attention. Besides, young couples like to live by themselves.”
“Speaking of that, I heard Quichi say they plan to make their relationship public on Valentine’s Day. But Xiao Jin was busy filming with the crew at that time, and the company suggested they wait for the movie to be completed, so they postponed it. It’s almost March, and there’s no special day coming up. If they wait any longer, the next big eventful day will be July 17th, Qiuchi’s birthday.”
Yan Tiefeng put on his glasses, took a look at the documents that were brought back today, and then called Yan Qiuchi. Yan Qiuchi came down after a while, and the father and son chatted about business.
Shen Jintai buttoned his shirt up, put on his pants, and covered his body with a blanket. Looking at Yan Qiuchi’s hunger and thirst, there will inevitably be a “fierce battle” tonight.
Should he buy lube?
Although he didn’t know what secret rewards he had received from Xiao Ai, he felt that his body wasn’t indestructible like King Kong’s. In addition, Yan Qiuchi had been holding back all this time, so going once or twice may not be enough.
Thinking about the feeling of a swollen stomach made him go soft. He took a few deep breaths. He’s a celebrity and definitely can’t be caught buying this kind of thing.
Should he have Xiao Tang do it?
But that’s also quite embarrassing. Shen Jintai tossed and turned as he hesitated on what to do and eventually fell asleep.
When Yan Qiuchi returned after finishing his talk with Yan Tiefeng, he found Shen Jintai fast asleep. He got into bed and laid down beside him. Dusk had already fallen, and the sky was stained with warm colors. The night rays shone through the window, casting a warm color on Shen Jintai’s face.
His eyelashes were dense and long, the bridge of his nose was straight, his lips were rosy, and his complexion was fair. His hair was jet black and thick, and it was slightly messy as it sank into the pillow.
It was late in spring, and his lover was sleeping quietly by his side. All was peaceful and calm. After lying for a while, he got up and went out.
Shen Jintai slept until dinner, when Yan Qiuchi woke him up. He rubbed his eyes, sat up, and said, “I was a little tired from filming.”
“Let’s go down and eat. There is plenty of time to sleep at night after eating,” Yan Qiuchi said.
Shen Jintai nodded, opened his blanket, and got out of bed. He had slept with his clothes on, but after getting out, he felt a bit chilly, so he put on a coat. When he was about to leave, he suddenly found there was an extra bag at the head of the bed that seemed to contain some medical supplies. He didn’t remember this bag being there before he fell asleep.
When he opened the bag and took a closer look, his face instantly turned red. It was lube. He immediately turned his head and stared at Yan Qiuchi, who remained silent as he wrapped his arms around his waist, signaling him to go out.
Shen Jintai put down the bag, and his face became even hotter, but he didn’t say anything. During the entire dinner, he barely talked to Yan Qiuchi. It was obviously not their first time, but he was even more nervous than their first time, so much so that he barely had an appetite, so he didn’t eat much.
But it wasn’t all just nervousness. There were traces of excitement as well. Probably knowing what Yan Qiuchi was thinking, he felt as if he could read Yan Qiuchi’s impatient thoughts: ‘Why haven’t you finished eating? Why haven’t you finished chatting? It’s already so late. Why aren’t we heading upstairs?’
In the end, he didn’t even dare look at Yan Qiuchi, as he felt Yan Qiuchi had turned into a completely different person. There was a kind of sexiness in him that was anxious and couldn’t be restrained that he was desperately trying to hold back through sheer perseverance.
After filming wrapped up for <Welcome Rain on a Spring Night>, Li Meilan was able to take a rare break and spend those few days at home with her children. On the third day, she received a call from Shen Jintai who’s voice sounded weak.
“What’s the matter? Are you sick? Your voice sounds so hoarse.”
Shen Jintai, who seemed as if he had been tortured, asked, “Sister Lan, do you have any jobs lined up? It doesn’t have to be a filming job. Anything is fine. Just arrange it for me.”
Li Meilan smiled and asked, “You’re such a workaholic. Do you feel uncomfortable if you don’t work for a few days?’
“Hurry up and make arrangements for me,” Shen Jintai said. “It’s best if it’s something I can start right away!”
Li Meilan was moved by Shen Jintai’s professionalism. How can there be such a motivated artist like him in this industry!
“Okay, let me take a look for you.”
After hanging up the phone, Shen Jintai moved to the bed and lay down with trembling legs.
Xiao Ai, come out quickly! I want to return these rewards!
The author has something to say:
Shen Jintai: Sister Lan, help me!
Bro, you read the original novel. You knew what Bai Qingquan’s fate was, and you took over that. I mean, every night and day, all times of day. Doesn’t that ring any bells?
On a side note, I really like Fang Fengmei’s line: In fact, as long as our children have a good life, whether they’re the husband or wife, gong or shou, there’s no need to pay so much attention to it.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but perhaps it’s more of a cultural thing. At least in the west, no one cares about who’s the husband or wife (well, we just refer to both of them as husbands or wives) and even less about positions. BTW, in terms of gong and shou, it’s part sex position but also characteristics. Like a gong is the manly masculine buff guy who protects and the shou is the pretty, dainty, beautiful guy who receives said protection.
Coming from an Asian background, I do know that they tend to apply to gender roles pretty solidly, whether you’re gay or not.
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I agree that it’s part cultural. Even the word for marriage is different depending on whether it’s bride or groom. also relatives on the mom’s side are called differently from the equivalent on the dad’s side (i.e. uncle).