Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge
Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/
Chapter 170: I Want to Escape!
As soon as he lay down, the door of the room opened. Yan Qiuchi came in with something for him to eat.
“Why are you up?” Yan Qiuchi said as he hurriedly put the food on the bedside table and then sat down beside him.
Shen Jintai lay on the bed. “I’m dying.”
Obviously, this was not the first time Yan Qiuchi has heard him say this. He smiled, as if they were words of flattery, and said, “Is your stomach still sour? I’ll rub it for you.”
Shen Jintai waved his hand. “No need.”
Rub it, and it’ll ignite the fire again!
Yan Qiuchi had plenty of excuses now. When Fang Fengmei accompanied Yan Tiefeng to his hospital examination, it provided a great excuse. Yan Qiuchi had pestered him for it in the early morning, even after they had tossed and turned from 10 at night to 1 in the morning. Then they started again at 7 this morning! He wasn’t fucking indestructible!
Shen Jintai regretted deeply that the rewards Xiao Ai had given him had truly harmed him more than helped. He vaguely realized that this system was just a conspiracy from start to finish. On the surface, it was pitched to him to destroy the male protagonist’s lustful desires, but the actual results were that the rewards he received turned out to be rewards for the male protagonist!
What ass, what kind of may cherries, what kind of thin waist, what kind of sensitive feet?! These were all rewards for Yan Qiuchi! They were all pits for him! How could a person like Yan Quichi, who was already eager, possibly let him go? He was so obsessed with him that he didn’t even want to get out of bed!
But what he hated the most was some kind of reward that Xiao Ai secretly gave him. Although he didn’t know the specifics, he could faintly guess. Every time he would say, “I can’t do it” or “My body can’t bear it” Yan Qiuchi would check that spot and tell him, “I’ve looked at it, and it’s all good. Baby, you’re really capable.”
With this, he didn’t have a reason to refuse! It made him want to throw up a mouthful of blood. He could stand it physically, but not mentally. He and Yan Qiuchi were so compatible together that he was afraid they would go completely wild, and he felt that if this continued, he couldn’t last much longer and would eventually want to call him husband.
Thinking of this, it was much better when he was filming <Welcome Rain on a Spring Night>. Yan Qiuchi didn’t dare mess around because he was worried about it interfering with his work and had to endure it by himself, but he was gentle and loving, and seeing this warmed his heart.
He needs to get back to work!
His phone rang, and Yan Qiuchi hurriedly got up. “I’ll get it for you!”
After speaking, he immediately did a kip-up and ran to the table to get Shen Jintai’s phone. His physical flexibility was quite surprising.
Yan Qiuchi looked at the phone and said, “Li Meilan is calling.”
Shen Jintai connected and let out a “Hello.”
Li Meilan said, “I found a few variety shows. Do you want to pick it up?”
It didn’t really match Shen Jintai’s characteristics to participate in variety shows. When the national variety show <Full Preparation> asked him to be their resident MC, he refused, because he felt that actors should participate in variety shows as little as possible to reduce their exposure and maintain a certain degree of mystery and also because he wanted to focus on acting.
Li Meilan knew his thoughts and supported them. Now that she brought it up, it must be that she was considering it.
“If you think it’s okay, then I’ll pick it up.”
Li Meilan said, “It’s a celebrity documentary travel reality show. I think it’s quite suitable for you.”
“Is it the kind where a bunch of stars go abroad together and the producer pits them?”
Li Meilan said, “No, it’s <Honey, Let’s Travel>. Well, I’ll show you the information they sent me. There’s a detailed program introduction and some video clips from previous seasons.”
Shen Jintai hung up the phone and soon received the information from Li Meilan.
Yan Qiuchi said, “Didn’t you say you wanted to rest?”
Hur hur hur, do you think I can rest now?
When he was a virgin, he didn’t know that papapa would be so tiring. Every time they did it, he would be sweating and dying everywhere. They were young men with strong bodies, but why did Yan Qiuchi’s energy seem to be inexhaustible? Was it because he has the special physique of a male protagonist in a danmei?!
“How sincere of you,” Shen Jintai said lightly.
“Are you hungry?” Eat something first.”
Shen Jintai sat cross-legged on the bed, clicked on the self-recommendation video sent by the producer, and watched it while eating. Yan Qiuchi watched next to him.
<Honey, Let’s Travel> was a special reality show. It was a mixed collection of travel shows. Every season, six people would be selected to form three pairs to travel. One pair is a real couple… As they say, traveling is the cornerstone for couples, and any lovers who dare to participate in such a show are really courageous. One pair was a single man and woman who didn’t know each other. This route focused on the ambiguous nature of travel, which perhaps would lead to sparks flying. The last pair were good friends, that could either be two boys, two girls, or a boy and girl.
What the program team wanted was to invite him and Bai Qingquan to form a BaiJin friend group. The production cycle would be half a month, and the theme would be: During the season of spring, love blooms.
“Didn’t you stop participating in variety shows?” Yan Qiuchi asked.
“The kind of competitive or gaming variety shows like <Full Preparation> I find boring, and I’m not good at them. I think this kind of show is okay. I get to record a show, travel, and take a break from work.”
The conditions offered by the studio were very generous, with an extremely high remuneration, which meant they were full of sincerity.
The show was broadcast online and gained some popularity in a small area last season. This season, if they could hook top stars, it would rise to an incomprehensible popularity level. Naturally, the bigger the celebrity guest was, the bigger it’d be for the show. With Shen Jintai’s current fame, the show tried their luck and approached him with this opportunity.
“Do you have enough time? Didn’t you say that we would go together for a few days in March?”
Hur hur hur. Go out and play with you? It’s me who’s being played with!
Shen Jintai said, “Not working for all this time makes me feel uneasy. It’s only for half a month. When the show’s finished and I haven’t picked up my next project, won’t I still have lots of time?”
“Could Bai Qingquan fit it into his schedule?” Yan Qiuchi asked again. He actually felt a bit jealous. He felt that Shen Jintai wasn’t affected. Despite their tussles these past few days, where he reluctantly “suffered” with him, he had tried multiple times to get Shen Jintai to call him husband, but the other vowed not to call him that as he bit the bed sheets. His male dignity was tough to crack.
Then there’s also the history Shen Jintai had with Bai Qingquan. When Yan Qiuchi watched the introduction video, he saw that they would be sleeping in the same room. Even though Shen Jintai and Bai Qingquan were both shous, it’s still very dangerous. It’s not to say it’ll develop into a terrifying level, but he didn’t want to see any kind of ripples, no matter how small they were.
“Since they said it, they are probably in contact with him. I think the message sent by Sister Lan also says they were also in contact with Zheng Siqi.”
This was even worse! Zheng Siqi’s nickname was “Little Prince Yan”. Even his face looked similar to mine, albeit he was younger.
Shen Jintai took a pillow and stuffed it behind him to give him more back support as he continued watching the contents of the previous season. He found that this travel reality TV show was really good. It was both romantic and realistic. The crew also promised “absolutely no shipping”.
The show was delicate, life-oriented, and down to earth. There was no embarrassment or traveling while in poverty, no conflicts or drama, and overall the community looked very wholesome. After watching it, Yan Qiuchi thought that the show was well done.
“Do they want ordinary people?” Yan Qiuchi asked.
Shen Jintai: “Huh? You… want to participate?”
“I think it’s quite interesting,” Yan Qiuchi said.
“There’ll be cameras shooting 24 hours a day,” Shen Jintai said. He felt that such a thing would be hard for a normal person to adapt to. Even stars who often appeared on camera, in face of a reality show, would also feel uncomfortable facing the camera that was recording them at all hours of the day.
“I think after you film this for half a month, when you come back, you’ll join another crew again,” Yan Qiuchi said. “Anyways, the two of us had plans to travel together. I’ll go talk to them about the terms. In terms of privacy, they will make some concessions.”
The program team must be willing. Neither of them had made it public yet, but they plan to participate in this program together. Such a topic would guarantee to be explosive.
Shen Jintai’s heart accelerated.
There was also another reason why Yan Qiuchi came up with this idea. Reality shows were double-edged swords. When done well, people can soar, but if they collapse, the star’s shortcomings would be exposed for all to see. He felt that Shen Jintai was a relatively straightforward actor with a delicate mind, but his day-to-day average life wasn’t too strong. Bai Qingquan was even more of a princess. Since his debut, he had the help of his team to take care of everything around him. They both lack serious real-life abilities to live on their own, especially when they are going abroad.
As far as he knew, they were both average in their foreign languages too. He, on the other hand, could speak multiple foreign languages and liked to take care of others. He especially loved traveling when he was younger and traveled often with his friends and families. He’ll be able to arrange their itinerary well from beginning to end. With his good temper and strong work ethics, he would be a good, if not the best, travel companion.
Besides, he could also show the gold powders what kind of person he really is. It’s not uncommon for a star and an ordinary person to get together, but compared to your average person, Yan Qiuchi has his particularities. He’s not as low-key and is well known. He’s been on a lot of the hot searches before, and as the same-sex lover of a top flow, netizens would pay unprecedented attention to him while also making various speculations and comments about him.
He and Shen Jintai were a good match, and he wanted the world to know how much he loved him. He especially wanted to show it to those who had similar feelings toward him.
“They all say that it’s best that couples don’t travel together,” Shen Jintai said. “It seems that it’s easy to quarrel, which could lead to a breakup.”
“The two of us will never quarrel for the rest of our lives,” Yan Qiuchi said.
“Why?” Shen Jintai asked.
“Because there’s no reason for us to quarrel.”
Shen Jintai thought for a moment and thought what Yan Qiuchi said rang true. He was a relatively lazy person. Except for filming, he rarely had particularly strong emotions. Yan Qiuchi had a better temperament and was a gentleman inside and out. With such a strong tolerance and calm temperament, in addition to being considerate and rarely making mistakes, it was hard to imagine what they would fight about.
He did feel that there were truly no shortcomings from Yan Qiuchi… except for his endless demands. Either way, no matter what, he had to take this job. He really couldn’t stand it anymore. His body was too good, and Yan Qiuchi couldn’t hold back. Even he himself couldn’t hold back because of the sensitivity rewards. It was painful yet so blissful being “tortured” by Yan Qiuchi.
But if they were to shoot a variety show together with cameras filming 24/7, could Yan Qiuchi hold himself back for half a month?
Holy shit. He felt excited at the thought that he could punish Yan Qiuchi for this half month, forcing him to pretend to be a gentleman at all hours of the day and night. To him, it felt like a small hobby he had developed that he was embarrassed to say aloud.
Late at night, on a forum, the groundhogs started coming out. “Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Amazing disclosure!!!! A couple’s variety show had invited Touhua and Prince Yan! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!”
“There are so many CPs for Touhua, but this time it’s finally true!”
The author has something to say:
Touhua has died forever.
President Yan had started attracting fans wildly. He has the figure, the looks, and is perfect and gentlemanly in every way. He knows multiple foreign languages and is an omnipotent national male god.
Gold powder: Jintai is the destiny, Qiuchi is the grass wall*!
*(墙头草) Refers to a person who has no opinions and just goes along with wherever the wind blows. || In this context, it’s saying Yan Qiuchi is just following his wifey everywhere. What his wifey does, he goes with it.
The top couple will receive blessings from everyone!
Shen Jintai should be thankful that he got those rewards, cause trust and believe, if they’d been going at it for the past 3 days with few breaks… he should be in the hospital, let alone moving.
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3 thoughts on “Your Rival in Love Gets Prettier Every Day Ch170”
In the words of the Chinese, how do they not have kidney deficiencies yet? That’s some insane amounts of, cough, snusnu they’re doing. I don’t think that even with the show Shen Jintai can avoid his fate though – even if the filming is supposed to be 24/7, I doubt any show would literally do that, and even if they did, there’s always money and reputation to consider etc uwu.. they’ll find a way.
Thanks for the update!
They say they have no reason to argue but it sounds like they have this massive elephant in the room: their different sex drives. Like they NEED to talk about it. Hopefully it wouldn’t lead to an argument but I feel like Jintai would get frustrated during the conversation and start yelling when ml doesn’t understand what’s wrong with multiple rounds a night. Hopefully not an argument but it’s a topic they need to have and Jintai can’t keep brushing it off by putting more work on his plate and possibly overworking himself one day.
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“The two of us will never quarrel for the rest of our lives.” Yan Qiuchi said.
“Why?” Shen Jintai asked.
“Because there’s no reason for us to quarrel.”
Oh, you cute idiots… You really think couples argue because of important REASONS? It’s so obvious that neither of them has been in an actual relationship.
Sure, couples can argue because there is a crucial difference of opinion in an important matter. But couples can also argue for the most inane points, even when they don’t actually have different opinions, just because one of them used the wrong tone of voice. It’s the pressure of everyday life that causes arguments. When you disagree about important stuff, you can at least sit down and talk it out. But for the unimportant things, there’s no real resolution and they keep eating at your positive feelings for each other.
On the other hand, mild argument can also release tension. It’s better to have some low level arguments semi-regularly, rather than an argument that escalates dramatically due to pent-up frustration. Just like needing to take the trash out to keep the house clean, sometimes you have to share your negative emotions to let go of them.