Your Rival in Love Gets Prettier Every Day

2020-05-13 09:45:54
Chapter 15

Yan Yaoxuan held back his excitement and deliberately asked: “What tattoo did you removed?”

Everyone knew what tattoo did Shen Jintai have. Mrs. Yan was not happy with it. She interrupted and asked: “Did it hurt?”

“It was all right.” Shen Jintai said.

Then he took a look at Yan Qiuchi. Yan Qiuchi was quiet and eating his own food.

He didn't seem to be very happy with it.

Mrs. Yan thought the atmosphere was a bit awkward, so she changed the topic and asked about the crew.

“When the shooting begins, I'll go visit you. I’ve been watching TV for so long, but I’ve never visited a shooting site in person before.”

“I'll go too.” Yan Yaoxuan said.

“By the time it starts, you'll be abroad for education.” Yan Qiuchi said coldly.

“I can ask for a few days off and fly back.” Yan Yaoxuan said.

“You don’t have to. The shooting will take very long, at least half a year. When you come back for winter vacation, it’ll still in progress.” Shen Jintai said.

“Will you have a news conference when launched?” Asked Mrs. Yan.

Shen Jintai nodded.

“Then you need a good suit.” Mrs. Yan said: “I'll take you to get it when I'm free.”

“My agent is already in touch with some brands.” Shen Jintai said: “I'll just borrow one then, it’s just a one-time thing.”

After all, he was once a top-level star, so it's not hard to borrow a suit.

“You have been out of the business for so long, you might not have many options. What if you borrow something that you don’t like? Just see it as a gift from auntie for your come-back. Whatever you like, just take it.”

Mrs. Yan’s very generous.

The struggle for fame requires wealth and power. It's normal for stars to borrow clothes for attending activities, but whether they can get what they like or not depends on the person in charge of the brand. This also depends on the difference between the power of the two parties. If a unfamous person wants to borrow the dresses of a famous brand, he’s highly unlikely to succeed or he has to wear whatever he gets. This is the reason why sometimes we can see some stars attending activities in ugly clothes. That's not because of their aesthetic problems, but because those close were what they got and they had to wear it.

Shen Jintai had all kinds of famous brands in his wardrobe and there were suits, but the style was too fancy to look good on him.

The only black suit in his wardrobe was Yan Qiuchi’s suit.

“Let my agent do her thing first. If she failed, I’m afraid I’ll be bothering you then.” Shen Jintai said with a smile.

Yan Qiuchi listened, but didn’t respond.

Shen Jintai deliberately pushed his younger brother to sit next to him, and he felt that Shen Jintai was pretending. Then Shen brought up the tattoo removal thing again when everyone was seated. The intention was pretty obvious, he sneered.

At the same time, he was at ease. He liked the feeling of seeing through Shen Jintai. Knowing what’s Shen’s purpose, he’d knew how to deal with it.

He was irritated but relieved and the same time.

Yan Qiuchi didn't speak all the time. He finished his meal the fastest, and then he stood up. Shen Jintai saw that he was going to go upstairs, he quickly wiped his mouth and stood up: “I'm full, too. I'll be upstairs.”

Mrs. Yan knew that he was going for Yan Qiuchi and nodded: “OK.”

Yan Yaoxuan also wanted to go upstairs. Mrs. Yan stopped him: “I have something to say to you.”

Yan Yaoxuan looked at Shen Jintai, who chased Yan Qiuchi upstairs, and went back in his chair.


Shen Jintai caught up with Yan Qiuchi, only to find out that he had never called Yan Qiuchi by name.

He somehow didn't know how to talk to Yan Qiuchi.


Yan Qiuchi looked back. He stopped on the staircase and looked down.

“Yes?” Yan Qiuchi asked.

Shen Jintai nodded and said: “Director Guo told me that you helped me with when that man wanted to change the actor.”

He still decided to express his appreciation. In his mind, nothing’s more important than acting.

“Thank you.” He had a friendly tone and a sincere look.

“I always distinguish between business and personal affairs. I will not bring your prejudices to work. Director Guo chose you. I believe him as a director, but that doesn’t mean that I think you can make it.”

Shen Jintai paused for a moment and said: “Still, thank you.”

“I don't know how you made the director insist on choosing you, but since you have been chosen, I hope you can do your best. This project is the main one of our company this year, and several hundred million yuan has been spent. If your performance is as bad as before, you will be replaced even the shootings are all finished.” Yan Qiuchi said lightly: “If that happened, I hope you understand that whether I support you or replace you, it’s nothing personal. You don't have to thank me now and I hope you won’t hate me in the future.”

Yan Qiuchi's voice was very pleasing but very cold. His face was flawless and seemed concentrated when he looked at others

Shen Jintai said: “I see. I am the same as you. Work is work, I will not confuse it. If I messed it up, do whatever you want.”

Yan Qiuchi just thought Shen Jintai was still the same as before, and now he felt that Shen was not the same person at all.

Shen Jintai seemed to be shrouded in mysteries. How did he do it? In a short time, the trick became so profound that even he couldn’t see it clearly.

Yan Qiuchi went back to his room.

In fact, from Bai Qingquan's recommendation of Shen Jintai to Director Guo's decision, Yan Qiuchi was very surprised.

He knew so well about Shen Jintai and Bai Qingquan's grudge. At the beginning when he just set up the entertainment company, he invested a talent show “Pick Me”. Shen Jintai signed up to join in order to get close to him.

Every talent show has some money business. Frankly speaking, an experienced camera man can tell easily whether a person is suitable for the showbiz. Shen Jintai was undoubtedly gifted, but Bai Qingquan was as well.

Bai Qingquan was born in a normal family. The program crew signed a contract with him early. Naturally, he was pushed into sights. Shen Jintai also had talent, but his rich children's temperament and personality did him no good. In addition, he didn’t listen or obey, and he entered the showbiz only for man, so the crew didn’t sign him up.

Shen Jintai thought that it was Yan Qiuchi who was supporting Bai Qingquan and since then he held grudges.

In order to ride roughshod over Bai Qingquan, Shen Jintai had done many things that was too bad for him to think of.

Hence, the boss made moves to ease it, but the situation got worse.

If Bai Qingquan recommending Shen Jintai was a one-star shock, then Director Guo’s acknowledgement was a three star one.

Shen Jintai's acting was really… unacceptable.

Born unfit to be an actor, and have no professional attitude to the performance work, Shen was simply a rich kid looking for fun, and the roles he played were naturally miserable.

However, Director Guo doesn’t do compromises. As a director fully supported by sunshine media, he had always had his insistence.

Yan Qiuchi still believed in Guo Rui's choice.

Maybe Shen Jintai was really suitable for this role.

The glass door of the bathroom fogged up. Yan Qiuchi stood under the shower with one hand on the wall and his head slightly lowered. The hot water was sprinkled on his broad back, and then flowed down his back. His tall and strong body turned pink under the hot water. The water drops came down his firm chin. Yan Qiuchi suddenly remembered Shen Jintai's tattoo.

It’s easy to get tattoos on, but hard to get them off.

There was his name on it, which once annoyed him. Now Shen Jintai went to get removal again and again, wanted to get his name off completely.

And Shen Jintai's tattoo was on a very tricky position, it was…

It suddenly came to Yan’s mind, the picture of Shen Jintai asking him to touch the chest that afternoon.

It must very painful, whether to get tattoos or removal on that part of the skin.

The water suddenly heated up and it was so hot that felt like it was burning into his flesh and skin. He had always been restraining desire. In this respect, he had a firm will. He must not be moved by Shen Jintai.

Shen Jintai couldn't take a bath. After brushing his teeth, he lay on the bed to read the script. There was a little problem in the script's setting for his character. He planned to talk to the screenwriter and the director today, but he forgot about it because of Liu Hui.

The scripts reading was to further improve the scripts. And it was the perfect time to put forward suggestions.

But it doesn’t mean you can make suggestions at will, because the play was not about one person. If other people's lines were influenced, they might blame you for it.

Shen Jintai was sitting in bed trying to figure out a solution on how to adjust his character without influencing others' roles.

While he was thinking, Li Meilan called.

It was a bit noisy at the other end of the phone. Li Meilan's two children were yelling for milk.

Li Meilan gave birth to two children during his retirement, one son and one daughter. The older one was less than two years old and the younger one was only eight months old.

“Zheng Siqi's company made an announcement.” Li Meilan said with her child in hands: “They have denied the rumor.”. “Maybe it’s because the crew was still, they haven't said much.”

“OK, let me have a look.”

"After thinking about it, we won't make a statement. Before the conference, we'd better try to keep a low profile so as not to distract the attention.”

Shen Jintai hung up and took a look at Weibo.

The statement of Monsoon entertainment was very official. It was predictable what they were going to say next.

It was the comments below that made Shen Jintai felt speechless.

The first hot comment: “Touhua’s hyping failed.”

“Monsoon entertainment was really stupid. Why sue the marketing accounts? You should sue Shen Touhua, it was obviously him who was behind all this.”

“Poor thing, this young actor. Became the stepping stone for shentouhua even before his debut.”

“Isn’t this what Shen Touhua likes? Do you remember Bai Qingquan that he almost couldn't get up when was stepped on by Touhua?”

“With this kind of news, Shen Jintai's crew haven’t even made a sound. It's definitely not normal.”

“Am I the only one who believes it's true? Don't you think this handsome boy, Zheng Siqi, has a special temperament and looks like Yan Qiuchi?”

Shen Jintai was shocked when seeing this comment.

He went to check Zheng Siqi's Weibo and found out that he indeed looked like Yan!

It was mainly because of the detached feeling. As for the appearance, it was hard say who’s better, Zheng Siqi was more beautiful and Yan Qiuchi looked more reliable.

However, few people liked this comment, obviously most of the netizens didn't care. The focus was on him.

But Shen Jintai had a feeling.

He thought that this kind of similarity would set off something big when the play broadcast in the future.

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