Chapter 104 — Worth it or Not?
Edited by: Larkspur
Everybody enjoyed the meal . It felt like they were about to shoot each other over food . While protecting Su Yanyi, Qin Jiran also had to protect little Su Nuo . He ended up not eating much, making others feel embarrassed . But they couldn’t blame them . Who let Mr . Qin’s cooking skills be superb?
After dinner, Su Yanyi coldly told them to leave . After all, they’d already sparred, ate, and gathered together . To her, this was enough .
The five knew Su Yanyi’s personality so they didn’t stay any longer . But before they left, they all left them words of blessings .
“Although this may be too late, Elder Sister and Brother-in-Law, I still need to say this . I hope you guys will be together forever and have a wonderful marriage!”
“Thank you . ” Qin Jiran held Su Yanyi’s hands and responded sincerely .
“Nuo Nuo, this Aunt will be going now . I’ll come play with you in the future . ” After everyone bid farewell to Su Yanyi, they said goodbye to little Su Nuo . He also waved his chubby hands, politely saying goodbye to them .
After everyone left, little Su Nuo tugged on the hem of Qin Jiran’s clothes and weakly asked, “Uncle, are you full? You didn’t eat that much and you even ate less than Nuo Nuo . ”
Qin Jiran patted little Su Nuo’s head and said kindly, “Uncle is full . Is Nuo Nuo full? Do you want to eat some crackers? Uncle can make some for you . ”
Qin Jiran really pampered a well-behaved child like him .
Su Yanyi pursed her lips, deciding not to argue with a child . Qin Jiran loved herself the most!
“Thank you Uncle . Nuo Nuo doesn’t need to eat anymore . I’m full and I can’t eat anymore . ” Although little Su Nuo rejected his offer, he clearly wanted to eat the crackers . His expression was cute .
“If you can’t eat anymore right now, wait until you can . Uncle will go and make crackers for you now . Yanyi, what do you want to eat? I’ll make it for you as well . ” As Qin Jiran said this, he made his way into the kitchen .
Su Yanyi knitted her eyebrows and asked coldly, “You’re going to make food for me while you’re at it?”
When he heard this, Qin Jiran paused . He turned around and looked at Su Yanyi, not knowing whether to laugh or cry at her words . Why did he feel like her words were off?
“Yanyi…” He dragged the “yi . ”
Pft . In reality, little Su Nuo didn’t know what the two were saying either, but he found it to be very funny .
“Quickly go . I want to eat custard pie . ” Su Yanyi stopped making things difficult for Qin Jiran . So what if he was just making food for her while he was at it? She’d endure this .
But Qin Jiran walked back and kissed the corner of Su Yanyi’s lips . He said in a low voice, “Why would I do something for you while I’m at it? I’ll make whatever you want to eat . ”
“Cough, quickly go . ” Su Yanyi stared at little Su Nuo who was looking at them with eyes wide . She softly coughed and shooed Qin Jiran to the kitchen . This man was getting slicker with sweet talks .
After their break had ended, everybody returned to work . The same went for Qin Jiran and Su Yanyi .
Qin Jiran was busy with the final preparation and publicity work before the movie was to be released . He looked at the product produced by Guo Zekai from working overtime and he thought it was pretty good . At the same time, he was very eager to see the audience’s reactions after the movie was released .
Qin Jiran didn’t care about box office or awards, but rather the audience’s praise and comments . Although he wasn’t eager to go into an acting career in the beginning, since he was a part of it now, he poured his heart to make it his best, wanting to earn the people’s approval .
They had started promoting the movie since the previous year . The other members of the cast had attended numerous shows in order to shine a light on their movie, especially Fang Ling’er, the female lead . She was the main member who worked on this, but it was forced . Who let Qin Jiran, the male lead, to vanish during these events . It was up to her, the female lead, to play the leading role even in real life .
But there was a live show on January 7th . Guo Zekai had called Qin Jiran seven times in a row and after thinking about it, the man in question had finally agreed . He took it as contributing to promotions .
In the afternoon, at the appointed hour, Qin Jiran went straight to the TV Station with Jiang Xiaobin following along . Guo Zekai and Fang Ling’er were there along with two other members of the cast . The men and women were in pairs now . The man was Zhen Hongpeng, acting as a police officer while the woman was Lu Yun’er, who was a villain in the movie .
The variety show was a popular one in the country and it had been doing live broadcasting for several decades now . No matter the ratings or popularity, it was quite high .
The smartly dressed host was a woman who was in her late thirties .
After the opening introduction, Guo Zekai and Qin Jiran brought their team on stage . They sat down on the sofa and began this interviewing episode .
“I’m very happy that we are able to invite the cast of 《Strife for Power》to our show . Now, please introduce yourselves and greet our audience…”
“Hello everyone, I am Guo Zekai, the Director of 《Strife for Power》 . It feels very nice to be here . ” In reality, Guo Zekai rarely attended public events such as these . But this interview would have a huge impact on their movie . Plus, they’d even specially invited him to attend . After considering every aspect, he’d accepted the offer .
“Hello everyone, I am Qin Jiran . I am very happy to be here . ” Qin Jiran remained handsome and indifferent like usual . He was worthy of being an Icy Film Emperor .
“Hello everyone, I am Fang Ling’er…”
After the cast had introduced themselves, they began the interview . The host, Moyi was eloquent and demonstrated a good sense of control . She didn’t just pay too much attention to Qin Jiran that she neglected the others . But despite this, Qin Jiran was still interviewed the most . Who let the audience be most curious about his life? Plus, there were a lot of interesting points about him, especially his and Su Yanyi’s relationship .
“Film Emperor Qin, heh . Everyone calls you the Icy Film Emperor . What do you think about this name?” Moyi asked, interestedly .
Qin Jiran took a moment before replying, “It’s very interesting . ”
“Heh . Is Film Emperor Qin satisfied with this? Then how about President Su’s nickname? Many fans have been addressing President Su as Queen online . There were even some who declared themselves as the Queen’s fans . Do you think President Su is satisfied by this nickname?” Moyi hadn’t come up with these questions on the spot as they were given to her by the Director .
“I think she’s quite satisfied as well . ” At least in his heart, Su Yanyi was worthy of being a Queen .
“Heh . Right . President Su acts like a Queen as well . Truth is, I have admired President Su for a while . If I get the chance, I would really like to interview President Su . Of course, it would be best if I can interview both of you together . Have a couples’ episode or something . Borrowing the popular saying nowadays, it would be full of love . ”
“I’ll let her know . ” It would depend on Yanyi in the end . But if anything, it’s probably difficult to have her agree to this .
“Haha . Even if you don’t tell her, it’s fine . Since Film Emperor Qin has attended our show, no matter what, President Su would most likely watch this episode . Right, Film Emperor Qin?” Moyi continued to tease him . Of course, she was taking the roundabout way to say Qin Jiran and Su Yanyi had a great relationship .
Qin Jiran didn’t answer this question because he knew she didn’t expect him to answer either .
As expected, Moyi continued, “Director Guo, Ling’er and you guys, I’ve heard multiple times that President Su visited the set while you guys were filming . Are there any interesting moments that you guys can share with us?”
“Heh . There are a lot of interesting stories but everyone seems to know most of them . I’ve already seen the pictures online and it speaks the truth . ” Guo Zekai said and laughed . Every time Su Yanyi went to the set, it was all over the internet . What was there to say? Everyone knew already .
“There’s something that I reveal, however, it has nothing to do with President Su’s visits and I’m not sure if anyone wants to hear it . ” Fang Ling’er purposefully flashed a mischievous smile, while speaking in a mysterious tone .
“Of course we want to know . Ling’er, don’t hide this from us . Quickly tell all of us . ” Moyi acted excited and eager to find out as well .
“Jiran’s scenes are usually in the morning and afternoon unless there’s a night scene required . Otherwise, he rarely filmed scenes at night . Do you guys know why?” Fang Ling’er still maintained that mysterious air, building up the curiosity . The audience was looking forward to her next words .
“Ling’er, stop making us guess . Quickly tell us why . I’m pretty sure everyone is quite curious . ” Moyi rushed her, herself curious .
“Jiran, do you mind me telling everyone the reason why?” Fang Ling’er playfully asked Qin Jiran .
At this time, how could Qin Jiran reject them? He knew what Fang Ling’er was going to say anyway . He didn’t mind since it wasn’t something that couldn’t be exposed .
“It’s fine . ” Qin Jiran shook his head and said politely .
“Then I’ll tell you guys . The reason why Jiran does this is that he needs to go home and cook dinner for President Su . Heh . Every time I see him rushing home to cook makes me think of how unfair the world is . Why is there a man like him? How are all the other women besides President Su going to live now?” Fang Ling’er said, exaggeratedly . But it was clear that she admired him .
However, there were some sincere and insincere parts, the skills of an actress .
“What? You have to rush home to cook? Why does this answer sound very exaggerating? I know that as an actor, don’t mention going home to eat, but it’s very difficult to even eat food on time . Does Film Emperor Qin really have time?” Moyi asked, not believing this . Clearly, she was directing the question to Qin Jiran .
“I dole out my time prudently . ” He never had to film a second time for his scenes and he would pass on the first try usually . This saved a large amount of time for him . Plus, with Guo Zekai and the cast cooperating with him, he naturally was able to squeeze time out to go home and cook for Yanyi .
“Right, Jiran’s acting skills are amazing . He cooperated with the other members of the cast in mutual understanding so they finished their scenes quickly . Plus, there aren’t many night scenes in this script . It’s not surprising that Jiran has time . ” Guo Zekai explained simply .
“Director Guo’s words made me think of something . No matter how busy men are, they still have to make time to go home and tend to their beloved . This is definitely accurate . Plus, everyone says that Film Emperor Qin and President Su love to show off their love . This is also accurate . As it turns out, not only does Film Emperor Qin have great acting skills, but also great cooking skills . Though, I’m not sure how it tastes . Is President Su satisfied with this?” Moyi sighed with emotions .
This made Qin Jiran recall the moments when Yanyi was eating . She was naturally pleased with his cooking skills . Therefore, Qin Jiran said calmly, “She likes it a lot . ”
“Haha . Why do I suddenly feel like Film Emperor Qin is being cute? I wonder if Film Emperor Qin’s fans feel the same as me . ”
“Yes!” The audience present said in unison . Although Film Emperor Qin had a cold face, everyone had seen how gentle and good a man he was . He was obviously cute in everyone’s eyes .
He was a wolf outside and a loyal dog at home . When he wanted to soothe his wife, he was a pet puppy . This type of man was the best type of men!
Because this was a live broadcast show, while they were filming this, Su Yanyi had already seen it . However, she was watching this from the office . At Qin Jiran’s “she likes it a lot”, she couldn’t help but smile as well . In her heart, she murmured and said that she liked it a lot truthfully .
When the live broadcast show ended, Su Yanyi turned the TV off and started to focus on handling the documents . It was quickly time to get off work when Qin Jiran called, saying that he was already waiting for her outside the office .
Su Yanyi tidied up her things and left . Today, the two had decided to eat outside, sort of a date . Although the two had spent a while together, they’d mostly spent their time at home . Therefore, they wanted to spend some time outside .
On their date, they first handled the issue of dinner . They chose a Sichuan restaurant and had a good time eating there . Qin Jiran and Su Yanyi’s lips were red from eating the food, but they left with satisfaction .
“Where are we going today?” Qin Jiran held Su Yanyi’s hands and asked . This wasn’t a question he asked out of habit but rather because Su Yanyi had said this early on . Today, she got to choose where they were going to head next . He naturally didn’t have any objections .
“I’ll take you to play . ” Su Yanyi thought of a TV Show she had seen two days ago . It was a couples’ reality show and she inadvertently had seen an activity that made her think of the 6th gift she could give to Qin Jiran . Oh, if the underwear counts, it would be her 7th gift .
The two went to a clay sculpture amusement park . Qin Jiran looked at the sign and understood what she wanted to do . Regarding Yanyi’s plans, he was surprised . But towards the location, he was rather shocked .
They were really like a couple passionately dating . They would go to places that were romantic and held meaning; simple and ordinary, but full of happiness .
Su Yanyi and Qin Jiran were not unfamiliar with clay sculptures . They had more or less interacted with it . But this was the first time they had come together and on a date . The feeling was naturally different .
“What are we doing?” Qin Jiran looked at Su Yanyi curiously . He wanted to do whatever Yanyi was doing, so that they could make couples’ items .
“What do you want?” Su Yanyi asked directly . She thought her idea was pretty good . She could make something for Qin Jiran and then he would have to make something for her as well . That way, the mission would be completed in a simple manner!
Oh, the next time too, she should come up with a wise and smart idea like this! Su Yanyi thought proudly .
Because she had to complete the system’s missions, Su Yanyi’s high IQ was spent on thinking about random things more and more frequently . One didn’t know whether it was a waste or interesting for her to do so .
When Qin Jiran heard Su Yanyi’s question, he understood . Yanyi was clearly planning on making something for him . Then he naturally had to make something for her too!
Regarding this point, the both of them had considered the same idea .
“How about a water cup? It’s simple and practical, how does it sound?” Qin Jiran thought of water cup since he would use and see this often .
“Sure, but it doesn’t have any challenge . ” Su Yanyi said in distaste . Simple things were inadequate to display her outstanding skills .
“Heh . It’s just for amusement . How about you make a set of cups for me? That way, I can take turns using . ” Qin Jiran couldn’t help but tease her . Yanyi’s was an ever present sense of competitiveness .
“You wish!” Su Yanyi glared at Qin Jiran and started to make her cup . So what if she was just making cups? She could make it more exquisite .
The two started to make their own cups, but both wanted to make it better than it was . Therefore, they tried their best to design their cups .
In the time after, the two didn’t chat much; wearing serious expressions, doing whatever they were supposed to do . Little by little, the cups gradually took shape .
Although they were making cups, they clearly had different thoughts . From the shape of the cups, one was tall and the other was low . It was hard to make people think they were paired cups .
Qin Jiran secretly glanced at Su Yanyi’s creation and immediately noticed this issue as well . Then he hesitated, in an internal conflict . He naturally wanted to make paired cups, but even the height of the cups were off by too much . It didn’t look like they were paired cups .
But if he were to change his idea… he still hesitated . After all, he had his own ideas already, passionate ones . He really didn’t want to change his plan .
Qin Jiran was hesitant, but quickly made his own decision . Since had already decided on what he was going to make, he will make the one he wanted first . If anything, he could just make another one just like Yanyi’s . There could be many paired cups .
The two continued to make their cups . Su Yanyi’s cup was short and fat . But besides the cup itself, there seemed to be other parts protruding out so it didn’t seem like she was making a cup .
Qin Jiran’s cup was tall and skinny, on the other hand . It was double the height of Su Yanyi’s and the cup wasn’t straight . Instead, it was curvy like a human .
The whole time, the two were focused on making their cups and gradually, they were almost done with it . At this time, they seemed to be avoiding one another . Then, they sat back to back, started to add color and decoration to their cups .
Yanyi finished first . She held her cup and walked behind Qin Jiran, silently standing there . Qin Jiran was so focused on his work that he actually didn’t notice her . Su Yanyi followed Qin Jiran’s actions and watched him . When she saw the cup, her expression became a bit strange .
Su Yanyi stared at the cup in Qin Jiran’s hands and then at hers . Her expression changed again . She suddenly laughed, not knowing what she had just thought of .
By this moment, Qin Jiran had finished his cup . Looking at the product of his work for the evening, he nodded, pleased . He stood up and was about to go to Su Yanyi when he noticed that she was standing behind him . Likewise, she held a cup in her hands too .
Qin Jiran’s gaze landed on the cup and was stunned . Then, his expression changed too, staring strangely at the cup . He didn’t know what to say .
“Heh . Do you like it? It matches your cup . ” Su Yanyi softly laughed, placing hers and his cup together .
Qin Jiran’s cup was in the shape of a human and he drew a woman on the exterior of the cup, wearing a lavender long dress . The long dress took over the face of the cup and the woman was beautiful, similar to Yanyi in some ways . Especially a golden crown on top of this beautiful woman’s head . It basically confirmed the status of her as a Queen .
Su Yanyi’s cup, however, was a bit silly and hilarious . It was the shape of a Chow Chow . It had a head and tail, but the body was a bit chubby . The chubby spot was the face of the cup . Instead of saying it was a cup, why not say it was a work of art? It was vivid and realistic, as if it was coming to life .
“Does it match?” How did the Queen he made and the dog Yanyi make match at all? How come he couldn’t tell where it matched?
“You don’t understand?” Su Yanyi found the confused Qin Jiran before her very interesting .
“Um, the cups are naturally matching . ” Qin Jiran answered, choosing his words wisely . But it was clearly against his true thoughts .
“Aren’t you going against your true thoughts by saying this?” Su Yanyi continued to tease Qin Jiran . Who let him say it was matching in such an uncertain tone? He was clearly just trying to get by her .
Qin Jiran touched his cup and laughed awkwardly . He looked at Su Yanyi, embarrassed . Then he explained . “I was thinking that although the cups don’t match on the surface, we still created each other on the cups . That naturally makes our cups matching . ”
When Su Yanyi heard this, she didn’t explain anything . Instead, she suggested . “Why don’t we find people and ask them to comment on the two cups?”
Qin Jiran kitted his eyebrows, not understanding Su Yanyi . He thought that based on her personality, she wasn’t the type of person to do this .
When he thought of this, Qin Jiran was a bit confused, feeling something was strange .
“Yanyi, what exactly do you want to do? I feel like you’re being strange . ” Qin Jiran hugged Su Yanyi and said softly in her ears .
Su Yanyi placed the two cups together and snapped two pictures with her phone . She pressed a few buttons and then uploaded the pictures to Weibo . Under it, she added a caption: do they match?
The Queen held a huge influence . The moment she’d uploaded on Weibo, it caught everyone’s attention and there were rows and rows of comments .
Of course they’re a great match! Could these be the cups the Queen and Film Emperor use? Queen vs . loyal dog? Hahah . They’re so creative!
Match! Of course the cups match! I want to buy the cups too! I want the same styles!
I agree with the person above . Please give us the same cups!
I don’t think any place sells this . Plus, it looks like handmade . Could it be that the Queen and Film Emperor created the cups for each other?
Person above, did you happen to stumble on the truth? I think that’s the truth!
Are the Film Emperor and Queen showing off their love? The paired cups have blinded my eyes!
Queen and her loyal dog? Hahah . The Queen really knows her place . But is Film Emperor really a loyal dog? It doesn’t seem like it to me? Shouldn’t he be cold and detached?
Detached loyal puppy! There’s no need to explain .
I agree with the person above .
Su Yanyi scrolled through her Weibo and saw the comments in the first moments . But she didn’t say anything . Instead, she placed her phone in front of Qin Jiran for him to see .
After Qin Jiran looked through the comments, he immediately understood Su Yanyi . He looked at her and then at the puppy-like cup . His expression turned strange .
Queen and puppy are indeed a match!
“Does it match?” As Su Yanyi watched his expression change to that of realization, she asked proudly .
“Match! Of course the cups match!” Qin Jiran answered straightforwardly . If he dared to say the cups didn’t match, there was something wrong with his brain!
“Then do you like this gift?”
“…I like it . I like it a lot . This is for you . Heh . Looking at it now, we understand each other well . ” Qin Jiran nodded and gifted the cup he made to Yanyi . After everyone’s reminding, although he was a bit uncomfortable with the nickname, he felt like the cups were quite matching .
At this time, the system’s voice rang .
Congratulations to Master for completing level three mission once . Another point is added and you now have 26 points . Please work harder, Master!
The two happily went home with their cups . Qin Jiran placed the cup on the bathroom counter, the first thing he did when he went home . After placing the cup on a spot he could see, he looked eagerly at Su Yanyi and said, “Yanyi, place your cup here too . Since it’s paired cups, then we have to put them together . ”
Su Yanyi satisfied Qin Jiran’s request generously and then went to the bathroom to shower .
Qin Jiran placed the cups together in seriousness . Then he took pictures on his phone and thought about it . He tapped on the screen several times and uploaded the picture to his Weibo, as well as leaving a caption: handmade couples’ cups!
Of course, when many fans saw the pictures under Su Yanyi’s Weibo, an active group went under Qin Jiran’s Weibo to leave comments as well . Many asked for pictures under his Weibo and then they all requested for Film Emperor Qin to show off love as well .
Qin Jiran had satisfied everyone’s request, especially uploading a series of similar pictures . When he added the caption, it felt like he was showing off love more than Queen Su . He received many cheers and applause .
Of course they’re showing off love now! Their love is blinding my love!
No doubt they have made this personally . I’m so jealous . Tomorrow, I’m going to make my boyfriend make a pair with me!
Although the Film Emperor said they had personally made this, I’m quite curious . Did the two create this together? Or did Film Emperor Qin create this himself? Whose idea did the two designs belong to? I’m so curious!
Curiosity kills the cat . People above, you guys are asking for too much!
From my analysis, the cups were made by two different people . And then after analyzing the two’s personality, I think the cups were most likely Queen Su’s creativity . But the puppy is definitely not Film Emperor Qin’s idea . From this, the cup with the design of a Queen should be Film Emperor’s idea . Therefore, the cup of a puppy should be the Queen’s design . And then the two exchanged their gifts . Analysis complete! Please verify this!
Person above, you know too much! It’s very likely you may be murdered for this information!
When Qin Jiran saw this, he didn’t know whether to laugh or cry . The power of the audience was indeed vast . They were even able to guess this!
In reality, not only did the users have vast powers, they were largely impacted by Yanyi and him . He heard that a few days after the Weibo comments, numerous paired cups appeared on the market and internet . Oh, it’s actually couples’ cups . “Couples’ cups” took over the rankings of major search engines, this became a trend .
When Su Yanyi showered and came out, she saw Qin Jiran’s conflicted expression . She immediately took Qin Jiran’s phone and looked at it .
“The fans nowadays are quite interesting . ” Su Yanyi calmly stated after she saw it .
“Right, they’re quite interesting . ” Qin Jiran agreed and grabbed the towel in Su Yanyi’s hands . He started to dry her hair as it was his job now .
Su Yanyi slightly lowered her head, cooperating with the man’s action . She scrolled through Qin Jiran’s Weibo and thought about it, before liking the comment of the person who discovered the truth .
After that, Qin Jiran’s fans became crazier . It seems like he had agreed with the fan’s interpretation .
She’s worthy of being the Queen . She is quite valiant!
I agree with the person above . The Queen is mighty!
Su Yanyi was in a great mood as she looked through the comments . The corner of her lips curled up and Qin Jiran had taken notice of this scene . She was in a better mood . When Yanyi’s hair was almost dried, he placed the towel down and hugged her .
“Are you very happy today?” Qin Jiran asked gently in Su Yanyi’s ears . He could feel her happiness from her expression .
“Mhm . ” Su Yanyi stayed in Qin Jiran’s arms and nodded comfortably . She squinted her eyes like a lazy kitten . Of course, she could probably be a lazy leopard as well .
“Then we can do something happier?” Qin Jiran lowered his voice, sexy and horse . He left hints as he slid his hands over Su Yanyi’s body .
Su Yanyi naturally understand his obvious hints . She turned around and kissed him, giving him his answer .
Since they’re so happy today, they naturally could!