Love Rival Is Getting Prettier Everyday - Chap 118
Chapter 118: Second Kiss
That was a close call. Yan Qiuchi felt that he had passed another difficulty. Shen Jintai obviously came to reject him again, but fortunately, he still maintained his calmness in the midst of that chaotic mess and quickly bypassed the topic.
He was able to get Shen Jintai to admit that he didn’t hate the kiss, but that it just felt like things were moving too fast. Well, that was fine. He would slow down. He could afford to wait, as Bai Qingquan was no longer a threat.
In the end, he still got Shen Jintai’s first kiss. He wasn’t happy knowing Shen Jintai and Bai Qingquan had a kissing scene, but this was unavoidable since he fell in love with an actor. Besides, Bai Qingquan had called them sisters in his message. He wouldn’t get jealous over two sisters filming a kiss scene.
Shen Jintai returned to his room with a flushed face, only to hear a ding dong as Xiao Ai came online. “Dear!”
Xiao Ai’s tone contained uncontrollable excitement. “Dear, what’s wrong with you?”
“What do you think is wrong with me?!” Shen Jintai was angry.
“It’s fine. It’s not like it’s non-human. The size is just closer to Europeans, Americans, or Africans. It’s not as difficult as you think. It’s probably just 18 or 19*. It’s definitely in tune with Yan Qiuchi’s height and weight and matches his physique.”
*Unit of measure was never explicitly mentioned, but it’s probably in centimeters… That’s like 7-7.4 inches (above average but not THAT big).
“That’s it?” Shen Jintai sneered. “You realize I’m Asian, right?”
“Dear, we are also in the real world. Yan Qiuchi is also a normal man. Naturally, reading text would have exaggerations, but reality is that he’s a normal human being who’s just a little gifted. In fact, it’s more beautiful than terrifying. You’re really worried about nothing.”
“It doesn’t matter what he wants. I won’t fall in love with him anyways,” Shen Jintai said. “I still plan to attack Bai Qingquan. I feel that I’m not Yan Qiuchi’s opponent. Am I really his first love? Is he going to let me fuck him?”
“He is the male protagonist of a danmei. Of course, he’s perfect and capable. If you can match him as a cannon folder, can he still be considered a male protagonist?”
Shen Jintai sat down on the sofa and stroked his thick hair. He needed to calm down. He was too embarrassed right now.
“You have to try everything to know whether it’s true or not,” Xiao Ai said. “You have to believe in yourself…”
“Please! You, give, me, peace! Disappear, now!” Shen Jintai felt his scalp go numb.
Xiao Ai smiled. “Hee hee~ Okay, dear, Xiao Ai is here to tell you about your reward for the next level. It’s a beauty reward that will give you the most superior nose in the world!”
“I don’t want it.”
“Dear, don’t be angry. You don’t have a choice. Xiao Ai will go offline now. It will be really beautiful once it fully awakens. You will know when you see it. Trust me.”
Shen Jintai was about to curse, but he heard a beep, and Xiao Ai went offline. Shen Jintai raised his head and closed his eyes. He needed to calm down. This has nothing to do with him. He had completely given up. But as soon as he closed his eyes, something kept wandering into his mind.
Ahhhhhhhhhh! He was too stimulated.
He had taken a half day off and would return to the crew in the afternoon so he could sleep in tonight. He woke up late the next day. When he opened his eyes, he saw that Shen Xiaomei was already awake, lying next to him, and holding him by his fingers.
This instantly put him in a good mood, as he smiled and said, “Good morning.”
Shen Xiaomei: “Brother, you sure can sleep.”
Shen Jintai planned to return home today. He didn’t want to see Yan Qiuchi right now.
“Then go back in the afternoon,” Mrs. Yan said. “Your little sister can go with you too.”
“I’ll go back in the morning and have lunch there,” Shen Jintai said.
Yan Qiuchi came downstairs. He got up very late today as he only fell asleep in the second half of the night. Shen Jintai glanced back when he heard the footsteps, saw Yan Qiuchi, and immediately turned around.
“Let Qiuchi take you,” Mrs. Yan said.
“Are you leaving?” Yan Qiuchi asked.
Shen Jintai glanced at him. His face was flat and he was slightly distant. “Nn. No, it’s okay. I asked Xiao Tang to pick me up.”
Shen Xiaomei was very happy to go home with Shen Jintai. Mrs. Yan was unaware of the events of last night. She thought Shen Jintai just wanted to return home and visit, and she thought everything was fine. After all, Shen Ruhai was his biological father. Shen Jintai would be happier with a harmonious father-son relationship.
While eating, Shen Jintai received a call from Li Meilan. “Have you seen the hot searches about you online?”
Shen Jintai: “Again?”
He wasn’t sure what he had done again to get on the hot search and was nervous.
Li Meilan: “It reached past the top 40. The company paid to take it down. You should take a look. Yesterday, President Yan picked you up, and it was photographed. A video of you singing on Mrs. Yan’s birthday was also posted online.”
Shen Jintai hung up the phone. Mrs. Yan asked, “What’s the matter?”
Shen Jintai: “Sister Lan said I was on the hot search.”
When he searched online for news about him, sure enough, there were posts about him and Yan Qiuchi. It stood to reason that since Yan Qiuchi had issued that statement, with them being photographed together, it should be more beneficial to his image, since he was now being chased by Yan Qiuchi and it was Yan Qiuchi who was turning over and counter-attacking.
However, because of his overly gentle demeanor, the tone of the comments abruptly changed.
“What’s the meaning of this? Didn’t he reject Yan Qiuchi?”
“I think this story is particularly reliable. It’s said that Shen Touhua has been chasing Yan Qiuchi and has failed to catch him, but after his comeback, he changed drastically and became super popular, causing Yan Qiuchi to agree to his pursuit. It was just for Touhua’s career that the two cooperated to put on an act of Yan Qiuchi’s courtship being rejected. It was all to remedy Touhua’s inverted image and pave the way for the two to officially announce their relationship!”
“I actually think what upstairs said makes sense. I also think that Touhua’s rejection of Prince Yan was too unbelievable.”
“That’s right, except for the day when Prince Yan went to visit the crew on the day of the announcement, there was really no way to tell that Touhua had rejected him, or that he was chasing Touhua, right?”
“Moreover, Prince Yan’s visit was nominally to see his own artist, Bai Qingquan. Anyway, it doesn’t seem like he had madly fallen for Touhua.”
“Holy shit, is such a sentimental dog-blood love story going to be reversed?”
“I thought Touhua was so cool. But hearing you say that, I instantly felt that… he really does love Yan Qiuchi, right? It just feels like the feelings between the two are too unequal. How can a person so good like Touhua become so cheap the instant he meets him!”
“In the past few days, everyone has been poking sugar, so I dare not say it. Now I can dare say that a man of Yan Qiuchi’s origin and conditions is highly unlikely to chase backwards. I would like to believe that they just broke the news that they were acting together.”
Not all marketing accounts have internal information. There are also many that rely on squatting in the eight districts of the Rabbit areas and other places and collect rumors from netizens to compile their news. Soon the news of [Yan Qiuchi and Shen Jintai’s secret love] spread.
Most importantly, many people actually believe this rumor. They reasoned that Yan Qiuchi was too good and his personality was so cold that he couldn’t possibly be willing to stoop down to that level. In short, he wasn’t a person who would slap himself in the face to chase Shen Jintai, let alone one who continues to chase after being rejected.
Touhua, who had only recently risen, was confronted with an impending downfall crisis.
“The rumor-mongering Xiao Qi has already received a letter from a lawyer,” Gold powders immediately countered. “You don’t believe the involved party’s statement, but you believe this kind of fake rumor that anyone can make up?”
“Oh, the gold powders are here. Then let me ask you this, does Touhua and the Prince of Yan look like they should after a rejection of a confession?”
The gold powders were dumbfounded.
Why did my brother get into Yan Qiuchi’s car looking so gentle? Seeing the way he sang at that private banquet makes him look like he was getting along great with the Yan family.
Gold powders saw that the Shen family was also there.
Was this a meeting of the in-laws? The two of them are not really in love, are they?
When Mrs. Yan saw the news about Shen Jintai, she couldn’t help but grow furious. “These people! How can they instantly believe rumors and think that they are truths?!”
Shen Jintai said, “It’s fine. I’ll just pay more attention in the future and keep a little distance from Qiuchi.” As he said that, he glanced at Yan Qiuchi. The two of them looked at each other, and he lowered his head slightly.
Yan Qiuchi said, “Then they’ll say we’re having a secret love affair, and it’ll only get worse for you.”
Shen Jintai looked up at him, unsure if he wanted to smile or not, and asked, “Then what do you think we should do?”
“Give me a call when you’re returning to the crew. I’ll pick you up, and we’ll discuss then,” Yan Qiuchi said.
The corner of Mrs. Yan’s mouth raised slightly. ‘This kid is now blatantly playing tricks, right?’
She said to Shen Jintai, “I think what Qiuchi said is feasible. There is nothing better than actual actions to shatter rumors. You are now in the rising stage of your career, and you’re not stable yet. Don’t let Qiuchi’s affairs affect your career. Otherwise, we will all feel bad for you.”
She also said to Yan Qiuchi, “It’s just acting. Everything is for Xiao Jin’s career. You have a good sense of discretion. Don’t embarrass Xiao Jin.”
Shen Jintai and Shen Xiaomei went home after finishing their meal. After they had lunch, they both took a nap. At 4 in the afternoon, Shen Jintai called Yan Qiuchi.
Liu Qi was very happy when she saw Yan Qiuchi coming to pick him up. She was very enthusiastic about him, while Shen Ruhai had a more complicated expression. He sighed as he watched the car drive off.
Liu Qi said, “This is a good thing. I don’t know how many people want Qiuchi as their son-in-law.”
“I find that you speak so much. Try to talk less when you have things to say,” Shen Ruhai said.
Liu Qi’s face sank, and she said, “It’s only for the good of Jintai and this family. I simply said a few words. I’m not trying to pair them up.”
In the car, Shen Jintai was lying lazily in the back, looking directly into the rearview mirror. Yan Qiuchi had looked at him through the rearview mirror again, causing Shen Jintai to say, “Don’t keep looking at me. Focus on the road.”
Yan Qiuchi chuckled. “Okay.”
His tone was good as he pushed the rearview mirror up.
“When I visit the set, you don’t need to give me face,” Yan Qiuchi said.
“I didn’t make it clear to you yesterday.” Shen Jintai was calm this time and took the momentum of a 1 to say, “You kissed me yesterday, and I didn’t like it very much. I hope you won’t do this in the future.”
The smile on the corner of Yan Qiuchi’s mouth condensed, and he asked, “Didn’t you say it was too fast that you didn’t even feel it.”
Shen Jintai: “I didn’t feel anything in my mouth, but I felt it in my heart.”
Yan Qiuchi: “How does it feel?”
Shen Jintai: “I don’t like the feeling.”
After Shen Jintai finished, Yan Qiuchi suddenly slammed on the brakes and abruptly turned the steering wheel, pulling the car to the side of the road. This took Shen Jintai by surprise. He immediately looked over vigilantly, seeing Yan Qiuchi unbutton his seatbelt, got out of the car, went to the back, opened the back car door, and came inside to sit down.
Yan Qiuchi was too big, and the back suddenly became cramped. The sense of oppression was very strong. If it wasn’t for fear of losing face, Shen Jintai would’ve pushed open the door and escaped.
“I’ll tell you how to make me give up,” Yan Qiuchi said, “Do you want to know?”
Shen Jintai said, “I don’t want to hear it.”
Yan Qiuchi looked at him and laughed.
Shen Jintai’s throat bobbed. “What are you laughing at?”
Yan Qiuchi suddenly stepped forward and approached him.
Shen Jintai: “Don’t you dare to kiss me again.”
“You are right. Kissing is something that couples can do.” Yan Qiuchi grabbed his hand and pressed it on his chest. “Are you afraid of me?”
Shen Jintai had sparred with him several times before and felt he never took the lead. He sensed that there must be a trap hidden behind these words, but he didn’t know what Yan Qiuchi was planning. Yan Qiuchi was talented in this regard, as blessed by the protagonist’s halo.
Shen Jintai’s heart was pounding so hard that he fell into a trance.
The more cramped he became, the more he didn’t want to admit defeat. “Why should I be afraid of you?” As soon as he said this, he noticed his violent heartbeat, which was agitating the palm of his hand.
You got to be kidding me*!
*(糟糕) It’s a buzzword that means “bad joke” and refers to things or situations that are very bad.
Sure enough, he heard Yan Qiuchi say, “Then why is your heartbeat so fast?”
If his accelerated heartbeat was not due to nervousness or fear, then what else could it be.
This god damn Yan Qiuchi!
Yan Qiuchi pulled out his ace and asked, “Am I right? Is your heartbeat fast?”
Yan Qiuchi let go of his hand and moved it to his chest. Shen Jintai grabbed his wrist as his chest heaved up and down.
“Is it fast?” Yan Qiuchi asked in a low voice.
“Fast.” Shen Jintai swallowed and said, “Fast.”
Yan Qiuchi suddenly leaned in and kissed him on the lips. This kiss wasn’t the same as the last one, as their lips remained locked. Shen Jintai finally experienced what a real kiss felt like.
The corners of Yan Qiuchi’s mouth curled up slightly, and he slowly got up and looked at him with a smile.
“I love you, Shen Jintai.”
His face was so handsome, and his voice was extremely gentle.
‘Fuck me,’ Shen Jintai thought. ‘He’s too clever, and it makes me weak in the knees.’
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Shen Jintai: Who am I? Where am I? What happened? FUCK! Help me up. I can struggle more!