Transmigrated into the Film Emperor's Death-Seeking Fiancé - Chapter 17
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The Indonesian translation of this English translation (that was previously on Wattpad) is now available on global.foxaholic.com! Sorry for the delay. I will post the next chapter as soon as possible. The bold used in the chapter signifies that it was in English or another language. In this case, the name of the place is in English.
Since this was their first time taking Qi Qi to the Yan family house, while they were in the car, Yan Qing Chi let Qi Qi get familiar to the people’s faces from the photographs in his phone gallery——That family meal where they got married, Jiang Mo Chen was worried that the scene would be overly dry and dull, thus he didn’t let Qi Qi go. So, this would be Qi Qi’s first time meeting the Yan parents.
Qi Qi obediently matched up the face to the name using the picture. When they got off the car and he saw the Yan parents, Qi Qi called in a very soft and timid voice, “Grandfather, grandmother.”
Yan Qing Xi heard his voice and immediately came up close, “What about me?”
Qi Qi said quietly, “Aunt.”
Seeing him so small and soft, like a little glutinous rice dumpling, Yan Qing Xi couldn’t resist the urge to pinch him. Her hand was already in mid-air when she recalled what Yan Qing Chi had warned them earlier. Her brother had sent a notice in the Wechat group chat that this child was a little afraid of strangers. Hence, she changed to giving him a thumbs-up, praising him, “So amazing.”
Yan Qing Chi was practically cracking up because of her stiff transition. Luckily, Qi Qi didn’t notice and gave a shy smile.
Because the two came after they ate, Yan Father and Yan Mother simply prepared a couple snacks and fruits. Yan Mother held Qi Qi in her arms, talking to Qi Qi while conversing with Yan Qing Chi and Jiang Mo Chen about their married life.
Yan Qing Chi answered her very cooperatively, teasing Qi Qi with a candy in passing.
Jiang Mo Chen sat by his side, contributing to the conversation.
Yan Qing Xi sat on the other side, propping up her cheek as she watched their family of three. Suddenly she felt that this kind of scene wasn’t that bad, at least it was great eye candy. It was just that she was still quite concerned about her own older brother. Could there really be any happiness in a marriage without any love? Jiang Mo Chen had the Jiang family behind him and was a well-known figure himself. He could afford to lose and wouldn’t really be impacted, but what about her older brother? If they separated and divorce in the future, then what was he supposed to do?
She was quite concerned, but this concern wouldn’t be of any help aside from making everyone unhappy if she voiced it. So Yan Qing Xi didn’t say anything, but she hoped that the scene before her was real. She hoped that her older brother and Jiang Mo Chen would get along well. She hoped that during the long period of engagement and interaction, they would slowly find each other’s good points, get to know each other and fall in love —— Of course, this was all on the premise that her older brother can rein in his temper like he had been doing these days and maintain his thoughtfulness as well as keep calm.
After dinner, Yan Qing Chi and Jiang Mo Chen left with Qi Qi. They first sent Qi Qi home, then headed towards the location that Jiang Mo Chen and his friends had agreed to meet at.
Forgive was the exclusive’s club that Jiang Mo Chen and his friends would often meet up at. This place had the best alcohol, most moving vocals, most lively music, most explosive performances, and at the same time, this place also had the quietest booths. What was most complete was the games offered here. Whatever you desire, this place could satisfy you to the utmost extent, including your safety and privacy.
Jiang Mo Chen swiped his card and brought Yan Qing Chi in. Yet they had only walked a few steps in when they saw a figure dashing towards them. Yan Qing Chi habitually dodged, giving way to the other person. Who would have known that the other party hit the brakes after running past him, and even turned back to glance at him, before hugging his arm and leaning on him.
Yan Qing Chi watched, stupefied, as the person in his embrace completed this series of actions fluidly. He was completely clueless. He tried to yank his arm out, but discovered that the other party had a pretty firm grip. Yan Qing Chi was just about to ask him “Dude, are you drunk?”, when the koala in his embrace yelled, “It’s him! The person I like is him!”
Needless to say, Yan Qing Chi didn’t need to ask anymore. This guy had got to be drunk, sh*tfaced drunk.
”I don’t seem—” Yan Qing Chi helplessly opened his mouth.
But before he could finish his sentence, he was interrupted by the koala clinging onto him, “I know you don’t like me, it’s fine as long as I like you.”
“That’s not it, I—”
“It’s okay, I can wait.”
“I don’t need you to take responsibility, I simply like you.”
Yan Qing Chi shut his trap shut. He turned to look at Jiang Mo Chen, “I’m innocent.”
Jiang Mo Chen arched an eyebrow as he looked at him, then at the person who was currently clinging onto Yan Qing Chi firmly, and finally he rested his eyes upon the person who just appeared before him.
Yan Qing Chi followed his gaze over, roughly surveying the three people who appeared after this koala by his side.
They stood in triangle formation, their respective rankings evident at a glance. The man at the head seemed to be twenty-eight or twenty-nine years old. He had stern features, his dashing features were fairly sharp, and his gaze was currently fixed on Yan Qing Chi’s side. Furthermore, his brows were slightly furrowed in displeasure.
At one glance, he seemed very formidable.
Yan Qing Chi turned to look at the koala by his side, “You…”
“I already said that my feelings for you are true—that it’s true love. Can you not keep trying to push me away?” The koala instantly opened his mouth and fired his shots in rapid-fire succession.
Yan Qing Chi was quite speechless. He looked at the man in front of him who was wandering along the border of becoming angry, then looked at Jiang Mo Chen, “Give me three minutes.”
After saying so, he turned around, pulled the koala along, and headed off into a certain direction.
Jiang Mo Chen was quite surprised. He looked at the person next to him who was equally as surprised, “Wei Gongzi¹, could you explain the situation?”
[¹TLN: Gongzi (公子) is a way to address males of an aristocratic/noble family in ancient China. It is also used in modern times to refer to men of powerful families.]
Wei Xun turned to look at him, “Before that, shouldn’t you explain what this counts as?”
Yan Qing Chi dragged the koala draped over him to the corner and released his hold, “I don’t seem to know you, do I?”
The koala snorted and gave him a disdainful look as he shook out his arm that Yan Qing Chi had pulled, “You have quite the strength there, Yan Qing Chi.”
This time Yan Qing Chi was surprised, “You know me?”
“What, an eminent person has a short memory²? You’ve forgotten about me so soon?”
[²TLN: He’s being sarcastic here. “An eminent person has a short memory” (贵人多忘事) is referring to those who are eminent and help others out, but have a bad memory because they usually help out several people.]
Yan Qing Chi tried to recall the Original Owner’s memories, asking, “What’s your name?”
“Yowh~and you scolded me before. Now you don’t remember my name?”
Yan Qing Chi was rather helpless. However, since the number of people who the Original Owner had scolded was not low, he really could not remember who this person was.
The koala saw that he seemed to truly have forgotten him and sneered, “Wei Lan. Do you still remember?”
Now Yan Qing Chi was able to match the face to the name. In the Original Owner’s memories, among them, there was indeed someone called Wei Lan. Moreover, he had also seen this name when he was reading the novel. Except Wei Lan didn’t make that many appearances in the novel. Besides, his appearances all served the same purpose——to complement the Little White Lotus’ heartache from not having a strong background, to lament about how difficult it was for the Little White Lotus to advance (in the entertainment circle).
Contrary to the original novel’s Little White Lotus who grew up in a normal family without any influential background, Wei Lan’s family had a solid foundation. He entered this industry simply to experience it, to mess around and enjoy himself. He walked down the idol road, attracting fans with his singing and dancing. Then after the musical album market experienced a slump, he began acting in television dramas and movies. Was Wei Lan hard-working? Of course he was. But his background determined that he wouldn’t be like other actors who had to force themselves to smile towards people they didn’t like, to do the things that they themselves were unwilling to do and had to endure their disgust to do. He became a celebrity to enjoy himself. So when he encountered someone he didn’t like, Wei Lan would turn around and leave on the spot. When he encountered matters that he didn’t like, Wei Lan wouldn’t even spare a glance.
Yan Qing Chi remembered a matter that the novel had mentioned before regarding Wei Lan. There was a time where, during an activity that Wei Lan was attending, a male celebrity sitting by his side tried in vain to bind himself to Wei Lan and freeload off his popularity. So when the reporters were asking questions, he would bring up the other several times and said that they got along together. Later on, he went further and bought the trending topic, directly allowing their names to appear together coupled with a photo of them sitting side-by-side.
In the end, the trending topic had just climbed to second place when Wei Lan posted on Weibo, writing, “Are those who ride on others’ coat-tails these days so shameless? Excuse me, but who’re you? Have I talked to you before?”
The male celebrity’s manager swiftly bought batches of marketing accounts to humble themselves, make themselves seem super tragic, and step on Wei Lan. One after the other, the speculating netizens sided with the male celebrity, sympathizing with him and assuming that Wei Lan was taking advantage of his position to bully others.
The moment Wei Lan saw that there were people who denounced him for taking advantage of his position to bully others, he burst out into laughter. He thought that if he didn’t actually “bully” the male celebrity, then he truly could not live up to this undeserved scolding that he was subjected to. Thus, the next day, large batches of marketing accounts began to make explosive allegations that the male celebrity had previously publicly humiliated a female in a reality show. Furthermore, this news went straight to the top of the trending topics. One after the other, the speculators lamented that they had been “blind” to have actually spoken on behalf of such scum. In their fury, they descended upon the scene and “ripped” the male celebrity apart online.
From then on, there was no one else who wouldn’t be so foolish as to dare to bind themselves with Wei Lan and use his popularity to boost their own.
Thus, when he found out that this koala before him who had suddenly appeared was Wei Lan, in addition to recalling that the Original Owner had previously had an unpleasant memory with Wei Lan, Yan Qing Chi couldn’t help but feel his head hurt. His road to stardom hadn’t even started. It couldn’t be that it would end right here, could it?
Signing off on the chapters first, Wei Lan will not intervene with the JMC and YQC’s relationship. This guy is a friendly ally!
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