Commercial Marriage [Rebirth] - 19
Chapter 19 – Kiss
Qi Yueran didn’t expect to choose an engagement ring with someone one day. For him, he had never thought about this kind of thing. Facing the rows of glittering rings, he felt that his eyes were dazzled and even felt that he somewhat couldn’t return to his senses.
However, when he thought that it was just a business alliance marriage and that he didn’t know how long he could wear the ring after it was chosen, he turned uncaring. On the other hand, He Jian was very serious as he listened to the recommendation and looked at the styles of the rings.
Seeing that he was not very interested in the rings on the counter, He Jian asked: “What do you like? If you’re not satisfied, make a custom pair?”
“No need.” Qi Yueran said: “A simple one will do. It’s not comfortable to wear at night.” He was not a woman. He did not pursuit diamonds, so he glanced over and pointed to a simple one.
Someone at the side immediately brought Qi Yueran the ring with the right ring size and asked him to try it.
Qi Yueran’s finger had distinct joints and it didn’t look bad when he wore it. He Jian said: “It looks a little plain.” He said and asked for other styles.
They must not be casual about this engagement ring. To put in bluntly, half of it was for outsiders to see, so He Jian didn’t want it to be too simple and low-key.
He looked around again and suddenly found that the style of a ring was somewhat familiar, so he asked someone to let him try it out. Back in his last life, all he thought about was his elder brother Qi Yuexin, and being over 20 years old which was at the period of fantasizing, he also thought that Qi Yuexin would also like him. He alone took care of the ring, but it didn’t work in the end.
He Jian picked up the ring, put it on Qi Yueran’s finger and said: “I think this is better.”
Qi Yueran moved his finger and glanced at him. Contrarily, he had no objection and just nodded.
He Jian also tried the ring and stretched out his hand to bring it to his eyes. He never thought that one day he could wear this ring, but the meaning was completely different.
The two of them had dinner outside. He Jian specially booked a private room, which was very stylish and of course In line with Qi Yueran’s appetite.
Qi Yueran was a little surprised. He didn’t know where He Jian had inquired about his preferences.
He Jian said: “The construction has started on the north part of Quanlin City. There is no need to build any particularly good buildings. It’ll be completed in a few months. Boss Xia told me that he was very interested in the film and television base and especially invested a lot. The very first cooperation established is Hua Film invested movie.”
Qi Yueran was surprised to hear that the cooperation with Xia Hang had gone so smooth. Although Xia Hang was young, he was not easy to deal with at first sight. Even if everyone said that the cooperation was good, the bargaining in the middle was complicated. He had been in the company for less than a year, but he had never been in such a smooth and simple bill discussion.
Qi Yueran raised his eyebrows as he said: “Is it because of the gossip news?”
He Jian chuckled and said: “That little artist belongs to Hua Film. Boss Xia must take some responsibilities for this kind of thing, otherwise he won’t be able to keep his face. This saves us a lot of effort.”
Qi Yueran was still worried that no one would come to film after the film and television base was built. After all, Qi Family had no connections in the entertainment industry. This time, he didn’t know if this was a blessing in disguise.
“Actually make Boss Xia takes responsibility?” Qi Yueran seemed to talk thoughtlessly and he also did not look up.
He Jian knew that Qi Yueran’s anger had not yet passed. He Jian said: “It’s a pity that there is no camera in the bathroom. I’ve always said that it was a misunderstanding and you didn’t believe it. That time when I went to the bathroom to wash my face after drinking too much, who knows that man came in. I can’t remember what I said to him, but as I was just about to go out, he pounced on me. Then, when I hadn’t yet reacted, you came in.”
Qi Yueran still looked unconcerned, He Jian continued: “I can’t come out to the public about this matter. If the media dig up something, they would make a big fuss about how I want to clean up the relationship. Xia Hang came forward in front of the media and he promised to give a conclusion. The cooperation was regarded as an apology.”
Qi Yueran didn’t want to hold on to this matter. He couldn’t continuously throw a tantrum and vent his feelings with He Jian. Qi Family’s face was not damaged and he also got benefits, which was nothing bad for his original plan.
He Jian said: “And about the engagement banquet. I’m going to Quanlin as soon as the base is almost completed, so my mother’s intention is to hold the engagement banquet as soon as possible. It should be within these two months. Time is very tight. I should discuss the invitation with Master Qi tonight. Do you have anyone you want to invite?”
Qi Yueran thought for a while and then shook his head. He didn’t have any close friends. As for business partners, Master Qi would certainly consider those.
The news of He Third-shao He Jian’s engagement had already raised a babel of criticism in the circle and with Qin Ya’s affair revelation, it had become even more heated. Xia Hang personally issued an announcement to terminate the contract with Qin Ya, saying that the artists under Hua Film should at least have a good and correct moral outlook, and apologized to Qi Yueran and He Jian, who were involved.
Hua Film monopolized half of the country in the entertainment industry. No one dared to pick up the people who were kicked out by Boss Xia. If they had the ability, the rival companies would poach them, but they would not be foolish to pick up Qin Ya, who obviously wanted to depend on others. For all his life, Qin Ya could be considered to be broken in his own hands, his days were doomed.
Gossip magazines enthusiastically reported about the engagement of He Third-shao and Qi Yueran for two months. The time for the engagement banquet had been set and the preparation was very grand. Even the film and television base invested by the two people had been sensational and many people wanted to talk about cooperation.
On the day of the engagement banquet, the media swarmed in. Master He didn’t like noisy reporters and declined all interviews. But there were a few who had a good rapport and didn’t make things too difficult, so they were let in.
He Family invited a lot of people from the business circle, entertainment circle, and officialdom. They were all upper class people, which a majority of them Qi Yueran never met but heard of. Master Qi also invited a lot of people and almost all that were invited came.
Qi Yueran got up early in the morning. He was so busy that he was almost dizzy. When he was idle, he realized that he seemed to be a little nervous, his palms were sweating. It was the first time he had seen such a big scene and the first time that he was engaged. He looked so calm on the surface that he was shivering in his heart.
When it was almost the time to start the banquet, Qi Yueran came to find Qi Yuexin and said: “I’ll push you down, ge.” In fact, he was very nervous. He wanted to go down with his older brother and perhaps he could be brave.
After two months, Qi Yuexin’s legs improved, but he still could not stand up. Although they were in the rest room upstairs, they could still hear the excitement in the banquet hall downstairs. The atmosphere was quite good. Respected big shots were everywhere. The gentlemen were polite and the women were noble and beautiful.
Qi Yuexin didn’t immediately answer his words, as if he was in a daze. In the past two months, he saw how good He Jian was to his younger brother. He couldn’t say anything, but his heart twisted painfully. Now, hearing the voices of congratulation downstairs, Qi Yuexin’s heart was cold. He thought that if he was pushed down like this, he would become a special case within the crowd in the banquet hall, how would others look at him? They would compare him with Qi Yueran and said it was no wonder that He Jian was interested in Qi Yueran. He began to think, if his legs weren’t broken, if there was no accident…
“Ge?” Qi Yueran felt strange. Qi Yuexin’s face did not look very good. He was a little worried and called him again and said: “Are you not feeling well?”
“No…” Qi Yuexin reluctantly smiled and said: “I’m a little nervous about such a big scene. Well, let’s go down.”
As soon as they went out the door, they met He Jian who came up to find Qi Yueran. He Jian had looked in a circle of people, he almost thought Qi Yueran turned back and ran away. In the end, he found the person. He went up and took Qi Yueran’s hand and said: “Some guests came. My parents asked me to take you to meet them to get familiar. I’ll let the servant to push your ge.”
“Oh, okay.” Qi Yueran looked at Qi Yuexin. He felt a little uneasy, but still nodded, and then said a word with Qi Yuexin before he went down.
Qi Yuexin stared at the two people going downstairs. It took him a long time to regain his senses. Soon the servant came up to push him downstairs, but was stopped by Qi Yuexin.
The servant knew that Qi Yueran treated his older brother very good, so the servant didn’t dare to say anything. Qi Yuexin said: “I’ll go down later.”
There were so many people coming to the banquet hall that missing one Qi Yuexin wouldn’t be discovered for a while. Qi Yueran actually couldn’t cope with it as he was dragged by He Jian to meet some old people. It was heard that they were all former best friends of Master He.
Qi Yueran took a sigh of relief when the engagement banquet began. But even when he was relaxed, he was extremely nervous.
The engagement ceremony was very simple. The important thing was to wear the rings. In fact, He Jian had already put it on Qi Yueran once. This time in front of the public, he also did not feel anything.
After wearing the ring, Qi Yueran was finally relieved. He felt that the most difficult part had passed, but he didn’t expect to miss the “kiss” part. When he heard the person next to him say it, his eyes opened a little wider, subconsciously went to see He Jian and happened to meet He Jian’s gaze.
It was natural to kiss in this type of occasion. However, in the process of getting along with each other, they had never crossed the boundary. Although they slept in the same bed, they never had a kiss.
Qi Yueran was stunned, his heart beat faster, and his body was a little stiff. The onlookers naturally thought that they were shy and cheered up, which made Qi Yueran felt even more awkward and even felt a little burning sensation on his face.
He Jian was also stunned for a second. His Adam’s apple rolled up and down for a second before he went over half a step, raised his hand to press the back of Qi Yueran’s neck, and their lips immediately touched each other.