Transmigrated into the Film Emperor's Death-Seeking Fiancé - Chapter 16
- Transmigrated into the Film Emperor's Death-Seeking Fiancé
- Chapter 16 - It’s Jiang Zhi Qi, not Yan Zhi Qi
This chapter was translated by Daed and proofread by lynn to be hosted on Foxaholic.com.
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Auntie Zhang soon returned after she finished handling her family’s matters. Seeing that Auntie Zhang had returned, Jiang Mo Chen reckoned that it was time for him to take Yan Qing Chi to meet his friends.
Their marriage was extremely sudden. No wedding, no public reveal, only a simple meal between the two families before he and Yan Qing Chi got their marriage certificate done at the Bureau of Civil Affairs. That was all.
Jiang Mo Chen looked at Yan Qing Chi who was sitting on the ground and solving a puzzle with Qi Qi, his slender and good-looking fingers, clean and fair. It was at this time that Jiang Mo Chen found his conscience and realized——even though they still hadn’t held their wedding, even though Yan Qing Chi was not a woman, he did not need an extravagant formal attire, a stunning and beautiful wedding bouquet, or a resplendent ring, but he (JMC) hadn’t even thought of buying them a pair of rings.
Nevertheless, Yan Qing Chi didn’t say anything.
Except for that 50 billion that he asked for in the very beginning, he didn’t ask for anything else afterwards. It was as if he had no opinions at all about this marriage that was so simple, it didn’t even have an outer appearance (in the form of wedding rings or a wedding). Jiang Mo Chen couldn’t help re-evaluating this man before him. Was he really doing this for that 50 billion yuan? Did he not hold any other ulterior motives? According to his previous understanding, Yan Qing Chi did not, in any way, seem like he would be such a good-tempered person. Or could it be that all of this was merely a cover?
Jiang Mo Chen was perplexed. At this time, Auntie Zhang finished preparing the dishes, “Time to eat.”
Yan Qing Chi pulled Qi Qi up and took him to the restroom to wash his hands.
“What’s this?” He prompted.
“Faucet.” Qi Qi answered.
“What about this?”
“That’s correct, Qi Qi is really smart.”
As Jiang Mo Chen listened to the conversation in the restroom, he was quite bemused.
After Yan Qing Chi brought Qi Qi out and settled in front of the dinner table, Jiang Mo Chen quietly reminded the other man as he walked by him, “Qi Qi just doesn’t like to speak much, not a dimwit. What you’ve said, he already knows.”
Yan Qing Chi gave him a judgmental look, “Film Emperor Jiang, you don’t normally take care of the child, do you?”
Jiang Mo Chen arched an eyebrow.
Yan Qing Chi stood up and drew close to him, explaining in a hushed voice, “It is precisely because he doesn’t like to speak that you have to prompt him to. In addition, you have to encourage him afterwards, let him know that it’s correct conduct for him to speak, that it is liked by others, do you understand?”
Jiang Mo Chen was somewhat baffled. Of course he didn’t understand. He hadn’t taken care of any other kids before Qi Qi. And even with Qi Qi, due to his work, most of the time the child was taken care of by Auntie Zhang and his (JMC) parents. He really wouldn’t have known about this kind of logical aspect if Yan Qing Chi hadn’t told him.
With one look at his expression, Yan Qing Chi knew that he didn’t understand, “Anyway,” He patted Jiang Mo Chen’s shoulder, “Sit down and eat your meal.”
Jiang Mo Chen sat on Qi Qi’s other side. As he ate, he pondered over what Yan Qing Chi had said. Then, with the spirit to apply the knowledge he had learned, he pointed at the dishes in front of him with his chopsticks, “Qi Qi, what dish is this?”
Yan Qing Chi watched as the father and son suddenly began reporting the names of the dishes in a question-and-answer exchange. He thought that Jiang Mo Chen was rather capable of applying what he just learned.
After he finished asking about all the dishes, Jiang Mo Chen praised, “Wow, Qi Qi can name all the dishes. So amazing.”
Qi Qi smiled bashfully, lowering his head and eating his food quietly.
Jiang Mo Chen stroked his (QQ) head and looked towards Yan Qing Chi. The other man soundlessly applauded in response. “Amazing,” he mouthed. Jiang Mo Chen felt quite smug at his own performance, but he didn’t let it show on his face. Instead, he silently picked up some food for Qi Qi and added it onto his plate.
Once they finished their meal, Yan Qing Chi mentioned that he wanted to take Qi Qi to his house. As soon as he heard Yan Qing Chi’s request, Jiang Mo Chen immediately said, “I’ll go with you. I can take you to meet my friends afterwards.”
Yan Qing Chi was quite surprised. From their decision to get married to their acquisition of the marriage certificate, Jiang Mo Chen had never mentioned letting him meet his (JMC) friends. He only took him (YQC) to meet his parents and older sister. Even that meeting was rather brief.
The Jiang couple were very courteous to him. After all, with the Little White Lotus preceding him, Yan Qing Chi seemed completely pleasing to their eyes. The two families reminiscenced about the steeped memories of the past, saying that if Grandfather was still healthy and present, he would be very pleased at the sight of this scene. As they conversed, they discussed the future. The Jiang family believed that the Yan family’s current less-than-desirable circumstances and standpoint were temporary. When the time came, the Yan family would definitely make a comeback and return to glory.
The older sister in the Jiang family, Jiang Xing Chen, was quieter and more refined than the parents. If Yan Qing Chi hadn’t read the book and found out that this beautiful woman with a graceful bearing, who appeared absolutely demure and enchanting was a clang rose¹ to the letter, he would probably really think that this was a typical noble young lady.
[¹TLN: The chinese described her as “铿锵玫瑰,” which is a combination of the onomatopoeia for clanging noises (铿锵) and “rose” (玫瑰). It’s a reference to Sandy Lam (林忆莲), a Hong Kong pop singer’s album of the same name 《铿锵玫瑰》 (Clang Rose). According to baidu, “clang” means that the woman is unyielding, independent, (self-)confident; “rose” means that the woman is beautiful, emotional/sensitive, and gentle. Hence, “clang rose” is the perfect combination of the two types——a fusion of the urban young woman’s yearning/aspiration for independence and freedom (the modern spirit) with traditional virtues of restraint, demureness, and gracefulness.]
Jiang Xing Chen——the current person behind the helm of the big ship that is the Jiang Corporation. Contrary to her demure features and petite stature, Jiang Xing Chen’s way of handling matters was absolutely capable and experienced, as well as hard-hearted. It was only when she was facing her own family that she would be as mild-mannered and refined as her appearance.
She was far more busy than the Jiang couple or Jiang Mo Chen. Hence, after they finished their meal, she said some simple words to Jiang Mo Chen and headed straight to the airport.
Yan Qing Chi had thought that Jiang Mo Chen didn’t want him to get too involved in his life, which is why the other man never mentioned his friends. But now, it seemed that he had overthought it.
“Sure.” He said cheerfully. “Then we’ll let Qi Qi stay at my house first and pick him up after we finish meeting your friends.”
After Yan Qing Chi said this, he sensed Qi Qi’s hand—which he was holding—unconsciously tightened.
He looked down to catch the fleeting alarm in Qi Qi’s eyes.
He instantly reacted. Towards Qi Qi, he was still unfamiliar with his (YQC) family. He was merely five years old, and always lacked a sense of security, so it was inevitable that he would be frightened when he heard that he was going to be left in an unfamiliar environment.
Jiang Mo Chen also noticed Qi Qi’s panic. He stroked the latter’s head, “We had better send him back first, or,” he proposed, “Qi Qi can go with us. Speaking of which, they also haven’t met Qi Qi yet.”
“Sure.” Yan Qing Chi agreed.
He picked Qi Qi up into his arms, asking him, “Do you wanna go see Daddy’s friends?”
Qi Qi actually didn’t really want to go. He was still afraid of strangers. However, he had heard Jiang Mo Chen say to bring him along, so he instinctively nodded in agreement to the man’s suggestion.
Except he did not have any trace of excitement on his face.
Seeing him be like this, Yan Qing Chi knew that he most likely didn’t want to go. He smiled, lifted Qi Qi up into the air, and swung him around in the air. At first Qi Qi was caught by surprise, but soon he laughed out loud because he found it fun.
Yan Qing Chi pulled him back into his embrace, “Better not,” he looked at Qi Qi, his features gentle, “You just went out to play yesterday. Rest early today, I still have to teach you how to recognize characters tomorrow.”
Qi Qi looked back at him. He blinked and remained silent.
Jiang Mo Chen didn’t know why he suddenly changed his mind. Just as he was about to say something, he remembered that Yan Qing Chi was better at interacting with Qi Qi than him so he didn’t say anything.
“Does Qi Qi dare to stay home alone?” Yan Qing Chi asked him.
Qi Qi thought about it, “There’s still Auntie.”
The auntie he was referring to was Auntie Zhang.
Yan Qing Chi nodded, “That’s right, Qi Qi can accompany Auntie together at home.”
Qi Qi nodded.
“Good boy.” Yan Qing Chi kissed his forehead.
This wasn’t Yan Qing Chi’s first time to kiss him, but Qi Qi was still startled by this sudden intimacy. He reached a hand and touched the spot where he was kissed. He blinked and looked at Yan Qing Chi quietly.
Then, he seemed to have finally processed what had happened. He wrapped his arms around Yan Qing Chi’s neck and burrowed into the other’s nape.
Yan Qing Chi felt that this act of his was very cute. He stroked the back of Qi Qi’s head.
Yet as soon as he lifted his head, he was met with Jiang Mo Chen’s resentful gaze.
“What is it?” He asked.
Jiang Mo Chen harrumphed: That’s clearly my son, okay?! It’s Jiang Zhi Qi, not Yan Zhi Qi, okay?!
Daddy Jiang felt quite hurt.
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