Author: 公子于歌 / Gong Zi Yu Ge
Translator: Kinky || https://kinkytranslations.com/
Chapter 173: Let Me Warm You Up
The director, who was sitting in the next room, was so excited. With a “pfft” the deputy director next to him was the first to laugh. These two people forgot they still had their microphones on.
Tsk, tsk, tsk. Young people nowadays were really carnivorous. They were worried that the two of them wouldn’t be as ambiguous as Wang Siyi’s pair. That kind of plot was so common that people would often get tired of it. Unexpectedly, they got a sprinkle of sugar from two handsome guys!
“Can this be broadcast?” Zhang Fen asked.
The chief director, Guo Weimin, said with great regret, “It may not be possible to broadcast it in full.”
Although it wasn’t explicit, it was still too sexually suggestive. They could still broadcast a part of it! They were the experts in this field, so they should be able to pass the reviews!
“I suddenly want to learn a foreign language. Later, you should teach me a few more sentences. We can start with the most basic ones.”
Yan Qiuchi said, “Then you let go first so I can start unpacking our luggage.”
Since they are recording a program, most likely they will gather and have dinner later. It was impossible for the program team to let them rest so soon. Shen Jintai’s cell phone suddenly rang, so he let Yan Qiuchi go and went out of the bathroom and took out his cellphone. The call was from Li Meilan.
“International long distance,” Shen Jintai said when he answered.
Li Meilan hurriedly said, “I’ll just say a few words and be done in a minute. You must pay attention. You should always be on guard against the camera. There’s also a mic on your body so they can hear whatever you say. Don’t talk nonsense!”
Shen Jintai looked down. “Fuck!”
“Don’t cuss!” Li Meilan said. “Remember that everything you do and everything you say may be seen by the audience.”
Yan Qiuchi asked, “What’s the matter?”
“I forgot that we still have mics on our bodies,” he said.
Neither of them was used to recording a reality show, so the thought slipped his mind. Shen Jintai immediately went next door, and as soon as he walked in, he was greeted with a room full of people who all smiled at him.
Shen Jintai said, “Cut it for me.”
Guo Weimin said, “You didn’t say much. It’s quite sweet, actually. Jintai, we’re a couples variety show, so we have to have some sweetness!”
They had all signed the contracts, and they would cut things that they deemed would be excessive, but that would be entirely up to the production team. Shen Jintai felt so embarrassed that his private words between the two of them were actually heard by the entire program crew.
With his lesson learned, when they went to dinner, he told Zheng Siqi and the others, “Pay attention to your mics. They can still record your sound even when the camera can’t film you.”
As a frequent guest on variety shows, this was not new to Zheng Siqi. “Of course. You didn’t say anything that you didn’t want the program group to hear, did you?”
“I forgot about the mics,” Shen Jintai said.
“Then you need to pay better attention,” Zheng Siqi said. “Our side is a bit better.”
Unlike Zheng Siqi and Yang Lizhi, who were just acting, Shen Jintai and Yan Qiuchi were actually lovers.
The dinner tonight was on a cruise ship traversing the Seine River. While they ate, they could take in the sights along the Seine River.
“Aren’t our funds limited? It’s pretty expensive to eat such a meal on a cruise, right?” Wang Siyi said, “Why don’t you eat something light? I’m not very hungry, so I can help save everyone money.”
“When I was at the airport, didn’t the director say that the accommodation and meals on the first day were provided by the program team?” Yang Lizhi said as she flipped her hair. She was speechless at Wang Siyi’s mentality. With so many xiao hua popping up, many had developed this type of persona. What era were we in? Girls should also be more self-reliant and capable*!
*Clarity: She is basically chiding Wang Siyi for her naiveté and inexperience.
If it weren’t for the cameras, she would have rolled her eyes.
In March, the weather in Paris was similar to that in China. While the men had on more layers, Wang Siyi and Yang Lizhi dressed in pretty outfits. When they arrived at the banks of the river, a wind blew by, causing Wang Siyi to shout from the cold. Without saying a word, Tang Ye took off his coat and put it on her.
Zheng Siqi asked Yang Lizhi, “Are you cold?”
Yang Lizhi said solemnly, “I would rather be beautiful and freeze to death.”
Shen Jintai couldn’t help but laugh when he heard this. Tang Ye turned his head and motioned for Yan Qiuchi to come forward since they needed him to speak French.
Shen Jintai followed Yan Qiuchi to the front. Their group was large, encompassing the couples and also the program group, so it attracted the attention of many tourists on the cruise ship. As soon as they boarded, they heard someone shout, “Li Xu! It’s Li Xu and his royal highness the Prince!”
Shen Jintai was taken aback for a moment. He saw a group of Asians walking towards them. It turns out to be a group of tourists from China, who looked very excited seeing them. Yang Lizhi stood aside embarrassingly with her arms crossed to make room for them. Seeing those aunties enthusiastically surrounding Shen Jintai and Zheng Siqi, she was convinced that all her efforts filming <The East Palace is Coming> were for naught!
Wuwuwu, she must be strong!
“Are you… He Lanbi?” An auntie suddenly asked her.
Yang Lizhi brushed her hair as she said, “Auntie, do you want to take a photo?”
The auntie was very excited to take a picture with her. Yang Lizhi let out a long sigh and saw Shen Jintai beckoning her over as he smiled at the aunties and said, “The empress is here too.”
Yang Lizhi glanced at Shen Jintai with a smile. He was very considerate.
“The East Palace is really popular,” Wang Siyi said to Tang Ye with some envy. The drama was considered one of the most popular within the Chinese entertainment circle.
Yang Lizhi remained nonchalant for over an hour, but as the night got darker, the wind from the waters became chillier. Despite drinking a few glasses of red wine, it still didn’t dissipate her coldness. Zheng Siqi took off his coat and put it on her shoulders. She looked back at him, and this time she didn’t try to be brave but instead said, “Thank you.”
Wang Siyi and Tang Ye sat close to Shen Jintai as they listened to Yan Qiuchi introduce the scenery along the river. It seems as if he had memorized a travel guide as he knew every attraction along the way, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and Notre-Dame Cathedral. Furthermore, he was able to share the historical allusions and anecdotes that they didn’t know about these well-known attractions.
As Yan Qiuchi was explaining the sights, he reached out his hand and brushed Shen Jintai’s hair, which had gotten messed up from the night breeze.
This wasn’t the first time Shen Jintai had come to France, but it was the first time he had gone on a tour down the Seine River. The sight was particularly beautiful at night. He lay on the railing, and probably because of his actor’s instinct, he felt the camera zooming in on him, so he turned his head and stroked his hair towards it. His jet-black hair smoothed out under his stroke and fell softly down his face, all the while he gave the camera a beaming smile.
The shooting today was quite special as they had to shoot some clips for the promotional videos. There were prescribed actions such as single shots, couples shots, and the entire six-person group shot. The other two pairs were fine, but since Shen Jintai and Yan Qiuchi were an actual couple, the shots needed to have some intimacy.
Yan Qiuchi, who has always been at ease, suddenly started to cramp up. He didn’t know where he should put his hands.
“Just be natural. Do what you normally do while chatting and looking at the scenery. We’ll choose from the materials we shoot. Just one request. It’s better if you two get closer. You’re a couple after all, so we need you to be different from the other two pairs.”
With so many people on the cruise ship, it was impossible for them to behave so intimately. They leaned awkwardly together as they looked at the Statue of Liberty. The wind was blowing on Shen Jintai’s face, and suddenly he became emotional.
“In the beginning, France gave the United States a Statue of Liberty, and later the United States gave one back to France. This is it. It’s much smaller than the one in the United States. It originally was facing the Eiffel Tower, but later it turned to the west to face the Statue of Liberty in the United States,” Yan Qiuchi said.
“Freedom shines on the world,” Shen Jintai said. He pursed his lips and moved a little towards Yan Qiuchi. He was close to Yan Qiuchi’s arm, and he lowered his hand to clasp the back of Yan Qiuchi’s hand that was on the railing. The camera was behind them, but it didn’t capture this moment.
“I have been here once before,” Shen Jintai said quietly. “A long time ago, I came alone in winter, and it was very cold at that time.”
Yan Qiuchi found that Shen Jintai’s hands were also very cold now. He pulled out his other hand and covered Shen Jintai’s hand. Shen Jintai suddenly raised his hand and lifted it up, then turned to look back and smile at the program group, giving them a firm and calm gaze.
This scene became the promotional clip for the second season of <Honey, Let’s Travel> and also became one of the classic shots for JinQiu CP. In slow motion, Shen Jintai turned his head first, then Yan Qiuchi, as they were holding hands together.
When they got off the cruise ship, it was already half past ten. Zheng Siqi came to their room to remind them not to forget to block the camera. “Just put clothes or towels on them. You can take off the mic and put it in the living room, and cover up the cameras there too. In the morning, you can just take off all the coverings.”
Since the bathroom was outside the bedroom, Shen Jintai simply covered up most of the cameras.
“Can they still hear us talking like this?”
As a result, before Zheng Siqi could answer, the staff who were filming them all nodded.
“Damn it,” Shen Jintai said.
Zheng Siqi said, “If you keep your voice down, they won’t be able to hear you. I’ve tried it.” It’s possible for Shen Jintai and Yan Qiuchi to have sex while recording the show, right? As long as they kept their voices low, the program team wouldn’t be able to hear them.
Yan Qiuchi came out of the bathroom in a bathrobe and was stunned to see Zheng Siqi. Seeing him, Zheng Siqi said, “Then I’ll go back and rest. See you tomorrow.”
Shen Jintai sent him out the door and went into the bathroom to take a shower. After he came out, Yan Qiuchi was already on his laptop.
“Just a bit.” Yan Qiuchi closed the laptop and looked at the time. It was almost midnight. This was the first night they were sleeping under the cameras, so both of them were a bit unaccustomed. After turning off the lights, Shen Jintai hid in the blanket and said softly, “Siqi said if we keep our voices down, they can’t hear us.”
Yan Qiuchi hugged him. “That won’t work. You screamed loudly as soon as you orgasm.”
Shen Jintai was embarrassed. “What are you thinking, I… I didn’t mean that!”
Yan Qiuchi said, “During the day, didn’t you say you wanted it?”
Shen Jintai said, “You’re crazy if you think I want to do that kind of thing in front of a bunch of cameras.”
As soon as he was excited, his voice became a little louder. Yan Qiuchi quickly smiled and said, “Keep your voice down. Keep your voice down.”
After the two of them lay there for a while, Shen Jintai noticed that Yan Qiuchi was unbuttoning his pajamas. He grabbed his hand. “You… You’re too bold.”
“I don’t want to sleep in our pajamas,” Yan Qiuchi said. “Besides, the cameras are all covered.”
Shen Jintai’s face was hot, and Yan Qiuchi took this chance to strip him of his pajamas after a moment’s hesitation.
“Isn’t this more uncomfortable for you?” he said.
Yan Qiuchi didn’t speak and took off his own pajamas. Since their last toss and turn, Shen Jintai hadn’t only stopped doing it with him but also refused to sleep naked with him because he found that Yan Qiuchi would feel extreme discomfort if he wore pajamas and didn’t allow him to have direct skin-on-skin contact.
It has been too long since he was able to hug Shen Jintai like this. As soon as Yan Qiuchi stripped everything off, he immediately hugged Shen Jintai like an octopus and let out a sigh of satisfaction.
Besides, today was an eventful first day, and he had to fly on a long-distance flight. He was actually really tired today. If he were being honest, Shen Jintai also liked to sleep with Yan Qiuchi like this. At first, he would tremble a bit, but after getting used to it, he felt very warm and comfortable. There was an indescribable sense of intimacy between them, but doing this in front of a bunch of cameras made him feel both excited and ashamed.
He turned a few times.
Shen Jintai sneered. “Hehe. Who told you to take off my clothes.”
“It’s early spring. Why are your hands and feet still so cold.”
“That’s just how I am,” Shen Jintai said.
Yan Qiuchi let out a “Nn”, then suddenly said words of love, “It’s fine. I’ll keep you warm for the rest of my life.”
Shen Jintai was momentarily stunned before embarrassment overwhelmed him. Still, he felt extremely moved, despite those clumsy words of love, but they were Yan Qiuchi’s honest feelings.
The author has something to say:
The first day was quite tiring, so it’s better to let Xiao Jin have a good rest.
Whatever Yan Qiuchi says can make my heart melt.
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Wang Siyi said: “Why don’t you eat something light? I’m not very hungry so I can help save everyone money.”
Come on sis 🤦♀️ it’s the 21st century. Girls who pretend to never be hungry or refuse to eat in public are not considered cute anymore. There’s a difference between eating elegantly and acting like a robot. Humans need to eat.