Love Rival Is Getting Prettier Everyday - Chap 88
Chapter 88: His Unknown Side
Yan Qiuchi couldn’t do anything else, nor did he dare to. He simply hugged Shen Jintai tightly as his face flushed. This kind of ruthlessness of wanting to hold people as if you wanted to absorb them into your own flesh and blood was uncontrollable once released.
Shen Jintai felt that he was about to be suffocated to death. His face was turning green as he clung onto Yan Qiuchi’s neck. He tried to shove Yan Qiuchi’s body away, but it didn’t budge an inch. Yan Qiuchi’s strength was too strong. He tried again, but still it didn’t move.
“Yan Qiuchi.” He called.
Yan Qiuchi remained silent. He was excited and embarrassed. Coupled with the influence of the residual alcohol, his sobriety had already burned up into clouds and mists.
Shen Jintai himself likes men. When he was hugged and pressed by a man like this, he couldn’t control his heartbeat. He can’t honestly admit that he didn’t feel anything at all, and it felt embarrassing. He opened his eyes and put one hand on his chest, preparing to prevent Yan Qiuchi from kissing him.
However, Yan Qiuchi didn’t do anything other than tightly embrace him. Shen Jintai remained still for a while, then he suddenly pushed Yan Qiuchi away and broke free. He was covered in sweat. He knelt on the side of the bed and looked at Yan Qiuchi while panting for breath. Yan Qiuchi was still lying on the pillow; his expression was unclear. Shen Jintai could only see that his ears were completely flushed.
Shen Jintai thought it was because of the wine and didn’t put much thought into it. Yan Qiuchi was drunk, and it must have triggered his skin hunger. With the loss of his consciousness, he probably was unable to control it.
Shen Jintai retreated to the other side as he sat down and panted for a while. The feeling of being hugged tightly by Yan Qiuchi just now made his heart beat rapidly. After he calmed down, he picked up the blanket and covered Yan Qiuchi’s body again. He looked at the air conditioner. It was set to 26 degrees. He found the remote controller and lowered it a few more degrees.
Shen Jintai sat next to Yan Qiuchi for more than half an hour before his drowsiness came back. He was careful this time, and he leaned towards the edge of the bed as much as possible. He used his blanket to cover himself only up to his stomach, then turned off the light.
The moonlight outside was bright. As soon as the light was turned off, its light poured in through the window, giving Shen Jintai’s upper body a luminescent glow. Lying still, he was drifting off and eventually fell asleep.
Suddenly, Shen Jintai heard a bang and immediately opened his eyes in shock. He quickly sat up and found that Yan Qiuchi was no longer in bed. He turned on the lights and saw Yan Qiuchi holding the bathroom door while looking back at him.
Shen Jintai rushed out of bed and ran over barefoot. Yan Qiuchi looked a little embarrassed and said, “Sorry for the noise…” He didn’t want to disturb Shen Jintai as he cautiously got out of bed. Who knew that his body was being disobedient as he staggered around? When he pushed the bathroom door open, it slammed into the wall.
Shen Jintai was still half asleep, and his eyes didn’t open fully. He grabbed Yan Qiuchi’s arm and led him into the bathroom.
Yan Qiuchi’s face turned redder and he said, “No need.”
“Just hurry up. I’m so sleepy,” Shen Jintai said. He was actually a bit sullen, thinking Yan Qiuchi could still be so polite in this kind of situation. He helped Yan Qiuchi to the toilet, tilted his head slightly and closed his eyes. “I won’t look.”
Yan Qiuchi: “…”
Shem Jintai stood in a daze for a long time without hearing the sound of water. When he opened his eyes, he saw Yan Qiuchi standing there with a blushing complexion. He took half a step back and turned around so his back was facing and pressing against Yan Qiuchi.
Yan Qiuchi’s ears were still red. He couldn’t possibly tell Shen Jintai that he got up in the middle of the night and went to the bathroom, not to pee… He already had shady thoughts, and now Shen Jintai was standing in front of him with his back pressing on him. Yan Qiuchi could feel the heat emanating from him through the thin layer of clothes.
Shen Jintai suddenly laughed. The laughter spread through his body, causing his back to vibrate. Yan Qiuchi turned to look. Shen Jintai suddenly stopped leaning against his body and took two steps forward. He opened his sleepy eyes and, in a hoarse voice, said, “I didn’t expect you to have such thin skin that you can’t pee in front of me.”
He chuckled and went out. When he closed the door, he said, “Then stand firm by yourself.”
Yan Qiuchi lingered inside for a while before coming out. Shen Jintai faintly heard the sounds of water coming through the door. After hearing the flushing noise, he immediately went in and helped Yan Qiuchi back to bed. He asked, “Do you want to drink some water?”
Yan Qiuchi shook his head. His face turned abnormally red.
Shen Jintai: “Do you feel better now?”
“Still uncomfortable,” Yan Qiuchi said.
“It’s like this when you drink too much. It’s only past 2. Let’s go back to sleep.” Shen Jintai sat on the bed and put down his phone.
Yan Qiuchi didn’t speak. He pulled the blanket to cover his lower body and lay down. As soon as he lay down, he saw Shen Jintai turn off the lights. He turned his head to slightly gaze at Shen Jintai, only to suddenly meet Shen Jintai’s gaze. He quickly turned his head away, feeling guilty as if he was a thief.
Shen Jintai softly laughed. His laughter held a hint of anger and his smile was unpredictable, causing Yan Qiuchi’s heart to skip a beat.
Shen Jintai was too sleepy and still trusted Yan Qiuchi devotedly, so he quickly fell asleep again. Yan Qiuchi, however, couldn’t fall asleep anymore. He was a little sleepy, but he didn’t want to sleep. Today he had witnessed a new word, more beautiful than he could’ve imagined. After seeing it once, he would never forget it again.
He wanted to be with Shen Jintai. He wanted to be his lover so he could hold him when they were sleeping together every night.
This kind of longing, mixed with mental and physical needs, belonged to the kind that got more and more excited the longer he thought about it. Yan Qiuchi quickly became tormented again. The emptiness in his arms had reached its pinnacle. He closed his eyes and stopped looking at Shen Jintai’s face.
That night was the most torturous night of his life.
Mrs. Yan got up early the next morning. She was fidgeting around, wondering if anything had happened with Yan Qiuchi. Obviously, it was impossible for anything too absurd to happen overnight, plus Shen Jintai was completely sober. Even if he had been drunk, her son is not the type of person who would take advantage of someone in that state. He was a gentleman who didn’t cave in to chaos.
Still, she had the luxury of making some progress between them, and at least hoped she added a little affection. She decided not to disturb them and didn’t go knocking on Yan Qiuchi’s door.
Xiao Tang and the others, including Bai Qingquan, were also up. They had gone out for a walk. After eating breakfast, Bai Qingquan planned to go back. He knocked on Shen Jintai’s door, but there was no answer.
He happened to meet Mrs. Yan coming out of her room, and he asked, “Is Jintai still in President Yan’s room?”
Mrs. Yan: “Yes, he’s taking care of him.”
Bai Qingquan was embarrassed to call. He wasn’t sure if Shen Jintai still had any ideas towards President Yan currently. Perhaps old feelings could be rekindled after being alone all night with him. Besides, if he and Yan Qiuchi were locked in the same room all night, he couldn’t guarantee that his heart wouldn’t move. After all, Yan Qiuchi was the best man he’d ever seen.
Shen Jintai heard faint noises coming from outside, so he opened his eyes. He yawned, got up from the bed, and turned his head to look at Yan Qiuchi, who was lying next to him. Yan Qiuchi was still asleep. It was probably too hot at night since Yan Qiuchi didn’t have a blanket covering him.
Shen Jintai picked up the phone from the table and looked at it. It was 7 in the morning. He got out of bed, rolled up his blanket, and was about to pick it up and leave when he suddenly saw Yan Qiuchi’s crotch. It completely shocked him awake. He hurriedly scurried out with his blanket around his arms, running into Mrs. Yan.
“You’re up,” Mrs. Yan said. “I was about to call you.”
“Good morning, auntie,” Shen Jintai said shyly.
“Thank you for your hard work last night. You go wash up,” Mrs. Yan said as she entered Yan Qiuchi’s room.
Shen Jintai hurriedly stopped her as he felt embarrassed to death. He thought it wouldn’t be good if Mrs. Yan came in and saw the vigorous vitality of her son’s young man in the morning. It would be too awkward, right?
“He is still sleeping,” Shen Jintai said. “Let him sleep for a while.”
Mrs. Yan noticed that something was off with Shen Jintai and became surprised. She thought a little crookedly and simply said, “Oh, okay.” There may be scenes from the aftermath that shouldn’t be seen by others.
“Get ready to eat. Xiao Tang has brought up breakfast,” Mrs. Yan said.
“Auntie, you go eat first. I’ll come over after washing my face,” Shen Jintai said. He returned to Yan Qiuchi’s room and threw the quilt on Yan Qiuchi’s body, then left. He went back to his room to clean up, but the image kept lingering in his mind.
He remembered that when he was reading , the author once described the male protagonist was “born with a great weapon”.
He had left a comment saying: [Catching bugs*, big, is it natural?]
*(捉虫) The full sentence is “catching bugs and shit” where shit refers to the ass. It means putting bugs (dick) up the ass, asking for trouble, self-defeating.
For a bold and domineering president, big bucks* were not a problem.
*(一掷千金) Refers to you don’t care about spending money. Extreme extravagance.
The author replied to him: [Darling, there’s nothing wrong with it.]
A group of cuckoos ran over to the top the post, and it dawned on him what the author had meant! Looking at it in person just now, he realized that he wasn’t wrong in his assumption. He hasn’t seen the whole picture, but still knew its greatness.
After he finished washing up, he went to eat breakfast. Bai Qingquan asked, “Is President Yan okay?”
Shen Jintai: “He’s fine. Still sleeping.”
“He didn’t cause trouble yesterday, did he?” Mrs. Yan asked.
“No. He’s very honest,” Shen Jintai answered.
“He’s like your Uncle Yan. When drunk, he doesn’t cause trouble and will go to bed honestly.” As Mrs. Yan was speaking, she paid close attention to Shen Jintai’s subtle expression. She noticed the corners of Shen Jintai’s mouth moving slightly. It seemed Yan Qiuchi wasn’t entirely honest.
“Why did President Yan drink so much?” Bai Qingquan said.
“I don’t know,” Shen Jintai said.
“Probably something is bothering him. He rarely drinks. He doesn’t smoke either, and has developed good living habits,” Mrs. Yan said.
Bai Qingquan had to catch his flight and was going to leave after breakfast. Shen Jintai escorted him to the car. As he was about to get in the car, Bai Qingquan suddenly raised his head and waved his hands, looking upwards.
Shen Jintai turned his head to look in Bai Qingquan’s direction and saw that Yan Qiuchi had already changed his clothes and was standing in the corridor of the hotel looking down from the window.
“I’m leaving now,” Bai Qingquan said.
“Be careful on the road,” Shen Jintai said. “I will return to Nancheng in July. If you are there, we will get together again.”
“I have received an invitation from Auntie Fang and will definitely go there when the time comes,” Bai Qingquan said with a smile.
After sending Bai Qingquan off, Shen Jintai walked back. When he arrived upstairs, he saw that Mrs. Yan was talking to Yan Qiuchi. Mrs. Yan was very serious. Yan Qiuchi had his hands in his pockets, his head slightly lowered, as he continually nodded.
It was still the same icy Yan Qiuchi who was cold and abstinent, pure, clean, and restrained, just like his name, like a pool of autumn water, clear and cold.
It felt as if the drunk Yan Qiuchi who was clingy and shy from yesterday was like an unreal dream.
Who would have thought that beneath the surface of a man who looked so abstemious, frigid, refined and gentlemanly, was hidden a large amount of energy?
Only Shen Jintai knew this other side of him.