Chapter 104 – The Dog Man Does Good Deeds (34.1)
[T/N: Calling someone “dog man 狗男人” is a form of rebuke. Kind of like calling them “scum” or “douchebag.”]
After filming for the “All-Star Challenge” variety show was finished, Qiu Jin walked out of the recording hall with his head held high. However, when he thought of facing Ji Shenxiao’s anger, he was a little scared.
But when he thought about it from a different angle, this was a recorded show, and the on-site audience was not allowed to bring their mobile phones into the recording area, to prevent personal photos and videos from being taken, so maybe Ji Shenxiao wouldn’t know about this at all?
Qiu Jin changed while wiping the sweat off his hair. As soon as he put on his shirt, he saw Liu Wei handing him his phone.
“Bro, your phone is ringing.”
Was this a coincidence or not? The caller was Ji Shenxiao.
Qiu Jin stared at the phone for a few seconds, and finally retracted his gaze as if nothing had happened. The hand that was buttoning his shirt was shaking a little, and he buttoned a wrong button.
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Only after the phone hung up by itself due to no one answering it did Qiu Jin finally finished buttoning up his shirt.
Liu Wei was curious but he also did not dare to ask. He was suffocated with restrained curiosity.
Was his boss so awesome and cocky now that he even dared to ignore Ji Shenxiao’s call?
Liu Wei looked Qiu Jin up and down, intending to find evidence of what could make Ji Shenxiao love Qiu Jin so unswervingly. Just when his eyes landed on Qiu Jin’s butt with no intention of looking away, someone spoke with a voice as light as a feather…
“What the heck are you looking at?”
Liu Wei suddenly came back to his senses and shook his head again and again: “No, nothing, I just found that you seem to have lost a little weight.”
Of course he got skinnier. The role of Ji He had a celestial aura about him. If he went on set all beefed up with muscles, the audience and the director would scold him to death.
Yi Congqing wanted him to lose eight to ten catties*. As of now, he has lost almost five catties of meat. His entire person looked a little smaller. He seemed a little less tough, but he also looked more youthful.
[*T/N: In the People’s Republic of China, one catty (斤 jin) is equal to 500 grams. In Taiwan it is equal to 600 grams. In HK, Malaysia, and Singapore it is slightly over 604 grams.]
After Qiu Jin put on his clothes, he received a WeChat instruction from Ji Shenxiao: “Come over tonight.”
This time he didn’t delay any longer, and replied quickly: “Sorry, I didn’t have my phone on me just now and I missed your call, but I still have work and may have to work overtime…”
In order to show his sincerity, Qiu Jin also added a cute crying emoji.
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Ji Shenxiao: “I asked your manager and he said you don’t have anything else on your schedule.”
Qiu Jin: “…”
Qiu Jin: “I still have to go out and do announcements. I might get home a little late. How about you bear with it for a bit and I’ll cook tomorrow?”
Ji Shenxiao: “Come down. I can see you already.”
Qiu Jin: “???”
President Ji, are you all right?!
Qiu Jin saw the familiar black Rolls Royce in the underground parking lot. The small interior light was on and Ji Shenxiao was sitting in the back seat.
“Why is President Ji here?”
The president of Huayi Entertainment was someone else. Ji Shenxiao did not normally come here to work. The number of times that he has come here could be counted on one’s fingers. Qiu Jin didn’t know why he was so unlucky. He would always bump into the other person at the most embarrassing time.
Ji Shenxiao said briefly: “There was a board meeting.”
Qiu Jin looked at the other person’s expression and found that there was nothing unusual, so he asked tentatively, “Then did you hear anything?”
Ji Shenxiao raised his eyebrows: “What do you think I should have heard?”
Qiu Jin let out a few awkward chuckles. He wanted to try probing again, but he was interrupted before he could say anything more.
“Don’t make trouble, let me rest.” Ji Shenxiao’s voice was low, showing a faint exhaustion.
After he finished speaking, he leaned back on the seat and closed his eyes. There were faint blue-black shadows under his eyes. He looked so defenseless.
This was new and odd for Qiu Jin. Ji Shenxiao has always acted as tough as steel. This was a rare moment of vulnerability for him.
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The driver came from the Ji family’s old house. He has been with Ji Shenxiao for many years and they have a pretty good relationship. He explained for Ji Shenxiao: “Mister pulled an all-nighter yesterday night, and he has been working up until this afternoon.”
On their way back, they encountered the evening rush hour and drove for an hour on the road before they got home.
The car drove steadily into the underground garafe. Ji Shenxiao still had his eyes closed. He was probably very tired.
Qiu Jin called out to him once: “President Ji, we’re here.”
There was no response.
Qiu Jin gently nudged his shoulder: “President Ji…”
As soon as Qiu Jin touched his arm, Ji Shenxiao suddenly opened his eyes and grabbed his wrist.
Qiu Jin didn’t react at all until a dull pain came from his wrist.
Qiu Jin frowned: “President Ji?”
Alertness instantly returned to Ji Shenxiao’s eyes, and he quickly let go of Qiu Jin’s hand: “Sorry, conditioned reflex.”
Okay then… whose conditioned reflex when they’re sleeping was to attack the other person? Do you think you live in the East African savannah?
“Also, call me by my name.”
Qiu Jin: “…”