Love Rival Is Getting Prettier Everyday - Chap 103
Chapter 103: How Does It Feel to Be Looked at by Three Masters?
Xiao Qi sat in the car, gnawing on bread. Shen Jintai was coming to this area today to film his movie, so she squatted here earlier. She had been taking pictures of Shen Jintai nonstop for the past few days. She believed that as long as she persisted, eventually she’d capture Shen Jintai’s shortcomings. For example, like him acting like a big diva, or him having an ugly expression, or him spitting on the ground, and the like.
She also had a colleague who took turns watching Shen Jintai every day. Her colleague was looking through the binoculars, and they said, “Bai Qingquan and Shen Jintai are a good match. They look really seductive standing together.”
The scenes filmed for today were sickly sweet.
Yu Nuo accidentally twisted his foot playing basketball, so Luo Wensheng had given him a ride to and from school every day on his bike.
The filming location chosen was an old middle school in the main city. The streets were depilated. There were small advertisements on telephone poles, and the wires overhead were messy. This setting was particularly reminiscent of the era the film was set in. Bai Qingquan was sitting in the back seat. Shen Jintai said, “I haven’t ridden a bicycle for many years, so you have to help me out.”
Bai Qingquan said, “The director asked me to put my arms around your waist.”
“Are you ready?” The assistant director took the horn and shouted, “We’re starting to shoot.”
Extras gathered around the middle school as they came out of the gate one by one. Shen Jintai kicked his feet vigorously as Bai Qingquan grabbed his waist. He hugged him tightly with both hands. As his hands wrapped around Shen Jintai’s waist, Bai Qingquan couldn’t help but think, ‘Oh my god! This waist!’
It felt strong, but slender. It was a really good waist to hold. He pressed one of his fingers on it slightly and found it to be quite firm.
When Bai Qingquan pressed his finger, Shen Jintai’s body trembled, and he immediately turned to look at him with a bright smile on his face and a hint of shyness in his eyes. Bai Qingquan returned his smile with his own.
Sun Sihai was satisfied with this unexpected feeling. He felt that the two of them had the feeling of being in love from the start.
In the afterglow of the setting sun, the 18-year-old Luo Wensheng was carrying the 17-year-old Yu Nuo. This was their second year of being acquainted, and their relationship had blossomed, but it had not yet been clarified, representing the most beautiful time in the movie.
“Is your foot better?” Luo Wensheng asked.
“Not yet,” Yu Nuo said slightly embarrassed. Truthfully, his foot had already healed. Luo Wensheng had been giving him rides for more than a month now. He just wanted to continue riding behind Luo Wensheng, so he kept pretending he still hadn’t recovered.
Luo Wensheng said, “It’s getting cold. I’ll go back and put a cotton cushion in the back seat today so that you don’t hurt your ass, hahaha.”
Yu Nuo didn’t speak and secretly stuck his hand in Luo Wensheng’s pocket. It was very warm in his pocket, and he could feel Luo Wensheng’s body temperature.
Luo Wensheng moved and said jokingly, “Don’t touch it.”
Yu Nuo: “Your stomach is so hard.”
“I’m hard everywhere.”
Yu Nuo blushed and stopped talking.
After shooting this scene, they called it a day. They had an appointment with Zheng Siqi to have dinner together. Zheng Siqi had finished filming his idol drama with Yang Lizhi, so he had some free time recently. He just returned from his promotional event in City F this morning and was arriving in Nancheng in the evening.
Xiao Qi watched them get into their commercial cars and hurriedly urged her colleague. “Keep up.”
Bai Qingquan and Shen Jintai had their own cars. Bai Qingquan was about to lay down and wanted to take a nap when he heard the driver say, “There seems to be a car following Shen Jintai recently.”
Bai Qingquan was taken aback for a moment and immediately sat up. “Where is it?”
The driver said, “The gray van in front of you.”
Bai Qingquan leaned forward to look. He saw a van in front of him. After a few turns, he found that the van was indeed following Shen Jintai.
When they arrived at the restaurant, Shen Jintai had already gotten out of the car, wearing a mask, and entered the restaurant with Xiao Tang. The van that was following him stopped not far away, but no one got out.
Bai Qingquan put on a mask, opened the car door, and walked down. Instead of walking to the restaurant, he walked directly towards the van. He hated this kind of paparazzi or illegitimate rice the most.
He wasn’t sure at first, but when he reached the van, he saw the car window was open and a middle-aged woman was holding an SLR, aiming it in the direction of the restaurant.
Xiao Qi was annoyed. The restaurant was extremely obscure, so nothing could be seen from the outside. It looked like she had to wait here. She was about to put down the SLR when she saw the lens was suddenly blocked. She immediately moved the camera away and saw a young man standing in front of her wearing a mask.
She instantly recognized who the other party was. It was Bai Qingquan, the little fairy of the entertainment industry. She was stunned and felt guilty for being a thief.
Bai Qingquan’s tone was gentle. His eyebrows curled as he said, “Sister, don’t take pictures. This is a private event.”
Xiao Qi brushed the hair up around her ear and said. “I don’t know what you are talking about.”
“You’ve been following Shen Jintai for several days,” Bai Qingquan said/ “Your name’s Xiao Qi, right?”
Bai Qingquan had already recognized who Xiao Qi was. He’s been undercover in the Gold Powder Family for several years. He knew many famous gold black powders. He once admired this black powder very much, but later felt that he and Xiao Qi were not the same person. She was a bit too frenzied and crazy.
Xiao Qi was surprised. “You… How do you know me?”
“You’re famous.” Bai Qingquan restrained his smile. “Usually you post whatever you want online. However, if I tell the gold powders about your whereabouts, they will tear you apart.”
Bai Qingquan knocked on the window twice, then turned around and left. Xiao Qi and her colleague were left horrified.
“How does he know me?!” Xiao Qi exclaimed.
“I don’t know, but… but Sister Qi, you are a bit famous…”
“He dare threaten me?” Xiao Qi was annoyed. “This indefatigable thing was beaten by Shen Jintai before, but now that Shen Jintai is riding on his head1, he can easily befriend him? To be friends with a faggot2, what kind of good image is he trying to paint?!”
1(骑到头上去) Metaphor for boldness and indulgence. || Translate would be like “Shen Jintai is now indulging him.”
2Dead gay (死基佬) Derogatory term to call a gay person. I used the translated meaning. Just FYI this word is extremely offensive. Don’t use it.
Is there really a fairy in the entertainment industry who doesn’t fight for resources? How laughable! Xiao Qi suddenly had an idea for breaking news.
Bai Qingquan entered the dining room and saw that Zheng Siqi and Shen Jintai were already sitting in the private room. Seeing him come in, Zheng Siqi immediately got up and hugged him.
Zheng Siqi: “It’s been a long time since I saw you.”
“You have become more handsome. Can you little fresh meat leave some way for your brother to live?” Bai Qingquan joked. Zheng Siqi really did become more handsome again. His greenness was gone, and now he looked more mature and quiet.
“It’s a coincidence, but I met a woman named Xiao Qi outside just now,” Bai Qingquan hurriedly said to Shen Jintai.
Shen Jintai: “Who?”
Bai Qingquan relayed the events just now and asked Shen Jintai, “You haven’t heard of Xiao Qi? She’s a famous gold black powder.”
“Is this woman crazy?” Zheng Siqi asked.
Shen Jintai felt that the name was very familiar. He seemed to have heard Xiao Tang and the others talk about it before. “I don’t know where I’ve offended her.”
“I warned her just now, but you should pay attention in the future,” Bai Qingquan said.
Shen Jintai: “She can film whatever she wants. I have nothing to be afraid of.”
“But constant stalking can affect your private life,” Bai Qingquan said. “I hate this kind of thing the most. It’s more annoying than illegitimate rice.”
When the three of them came out of the restaurant, Bai Qingquan found that the van was still there, so he pointed it out to Shen Jintai. “That’s it.”
Shen Jintai glanced across the night and vaguely saw Xiao Qi pointing an SLR at him. He took off his mask and stared at Xiao Qi’s camera coldly, with a gloomy expression. Zheng Siqi and Bai Qingquan also took off their masks and looked at her.
With three popular stars staring at Xiao Qi in unison like this, she couldn’t bear it. Her heart was jumping wildly, which made her feel guilty and scared. She quickly said, “Why are they looking at me like that? It’s too fierce.”
She had taken what she wanted, so she urged her colleague, “Go, go, go!”
She was afraid that those three brats would rush up to smash her SLR and beat her.
A pair of girls nearby stomped their feet excitedly, screaming, “It’s the East Palace three masters. Did you see it?”
The girl who filmed the whole thing screamed with her. “It really is! It really is!”
“Did you record that just now? Send it to me ASAP. If I wasn’t taking pictures with you, I would’ve also filmed it.”
“Don’t worry. I have recorded it all. Who is the woman in that car? Paparazzi?”
“I don’t know, but looking at the expressions of my brothers, this woman is definitely up to no good!”
“The way the three of them took off their masks was really impressive. It was as if they were starring in a blockbuster movie!”
Perceiving the three of them coming over, the girl hurried to her car. She had come here for dinner, and as she was looking for a restaurant, she saw Shen Jintai. When she saw the handsome guys near him also take off their masks, she discovered that they were Bai Qingquan and Prince Zheng Siqi! She had to thank God for the good luck she had today!
“The company wants me to visit your crew in two days,” Zheng Siqi said. “There won’t be any issues, right?”
Monsoon’s intention was obvious. Visiting the set wasn’t the main purpose. The main purpose was for the three of them to create topics and hype.
“I have an issue,” Bai Qingquan said. “I have a lot of issues.”
Zheng Siqi was shocked. Since he was an honest guy, he became embarrassed. Shen Jintai laughed and said, “The company just asked you to come, and you only think of visiting the set. Of course, we have issues.”
Bai Qingquan laughed. “The issue is, you’re promoting our movie for free. On behalf of the PR department, I thank you.”
As soon as Bai Qingquan spoke, Shen Jintai motioned for them to put on their mask. Bai Qingquan and Zheng Siqi looked back and saw several passersby holding phones while filming them. Bai Qingquan maintained his fairy-like demeanor as he smiled and waved at them.
After waving his hand and turning his head, he immediately changed his face, put on a mask, and said, “Shoot again!”
Zheng Siqi and Shen Jintai all laughed. Bai Qingquan was really cute.
When he first finished filming The East Palace, Zheng Siqi felt that he had become a little bent. When he looked at Shen Jintai, he felt he couldn’t separate reality from fiction, and the feelings in his heart became very subtle. Now, after being separated for several months, he had finally returned to normal. He was a top idol now and his popularity had given him a lot of confidence. The three of them had really become good friends.
He couldn’t help but feel lucky that he was able to make such good friends as a newcomer in the industry. They had all benefited from each other. Their effects of 1 + 1 were greater than 3 and, since they were different types, there was no conflict of interest. This was the result of being at the right time and place. This fate was truly rare.
He hoped that the three of them, the so-called Three Great Masters of The East Palace could be friends for a lifetime and go to Qingyun* together.
*(青云) Old metaphor for morality and prestige. It also to refers to the sky. || In this context, he’s saying they all can rise to the top together.
Early the next morning, when Yan Qiuchi arrived at the office, he heard Fang Yun yelling, “Absolutely impossible!” Her expression was slightly anxious.
Seeing her boss was coming in, Fang Yun quickly hung up the phone and stood up with a blushing face.
Yan Qiuchi: “What’s the matter?”
“Nothing,” Fang Yun said. “It’s not a work issue.”
Yan Qiuchi didn’t continue to ask her and went directly into his office. As soon as he entered, he faintly heard Fang Yun say, “How can Shen Jintai and Bai Qingquan fall in love?!”
Yan Qiuchi’s heart suddenly shook, and he felt his mind going blank. The first feeling he felt was, ‘Shen Jintai’s confession was successful.’
He finally confirmed his relationship with Bai Qingquan!
Yan Qiuchi was at such a loss that he couldn’t even tell how he felt. The shock, mixed with loss, was so strong that his throat soured. Perhaps it was due to the machinations of jealousy and possessiveness. He pursed his lips tightly and stood still for a long time. His most worrying event had finally happened.
Human nature was selfish after all. He had hoped that Bai Qingquan would reject Shen Jintai. Now that they were together, he could only look forward to them breaking up.
Yan Qiuchi turned on his phone and went to check Weibo’s hot search. At the top, in the #1 spot with words above it, were the following:
[Shen Jintai and Bai Qingquan love affair exposed!]
The author has something to say:
Catalyst Xiao Qi ushered in a face-slapping duo.
Three handsome guys stand together to give you the shot, Xiao Qi, you can RIP.