WARNING: This is a fan translation and edited MTL with my little knowledge of Chinese , don’t expect professional translation since there is no editor there might be some grammatical mistakes. If you are too particular with this stuff you can exit and read from the raws, don’t torture yourself. It’s okay to point out typos in the comments but please be polite about it.
When the phone rang for the third time, Jiang Zhao stuck out his messy head from the quilt and frowned fiercely.
His whole body hurts, his head, arms, waist, and…
Without thinking about it, he answered the phone: “Hello?”
“Jiang Zhao, where are you?!!”
Zuo Xiaoqiu’s voice was heart-piercing: “There are still seven hours before the Golden Orchid Award ceremony. The nominees with you are all dressed up and ready to go to the venue to walk the red carpet. If you don’t come back, I will Just find a rope and hang it on the beam-”
“Twenty minutes,” Jiang Zhao rolled over and got out of bed, “I’ll…”
His voice stopped abruptly.
Only then did he realize that the underwear he just picked up was not his size.
Looking at the quilt that fell on the ground, the clothes that clearly that belonged to two people were scattered all over the place, and what gradually came to mind was the vigorous hangover last night…
With a “click”, the bathroom door was pushed open, and a tall and straight figure came out from inside.
The man only wrapped a bath towel around his waist. His hair was half-dry just after showering.
The water droplets slipped down the ends of his hair, and then flowed onto his well-defined chest and abdominal muscles, and finally disappeared in the bath towel.
He turned his head casually to reveal a handsome and unparalleled face, and his amber eyes seemed to be embedded with gems.
When he saw Jiang Zhao pulling the quilt to block himself, he was not surprised: “Awake?”
Jiang Zhao’s mind went blank.
Why, why is Xiao Siye here? !
Although he couldn’t remember exactly what happened last night after the hangover, some fragments were still very clearly left in his mind. Those messy and low breaths in the ears, the sheets that were about to be torn, and the pictures that were knocked into pieces…
He actually slept with his rival!
And he is the one below!!
Jiang Zhao fell into extreme shock and anger, but at the moment when he was about to explode, Xiao Siye did not forget to add another fire: “Do you want to wash? But I already helped you last night…”
Before he finished speaking, he tilted his head to avoid a remote control that was smashing at him:
“Go away for me!”
Five minutes later, Xiao Siye was also standing in the hotel corridor, wearing his crumpled shirt and trousers, a suit jacket on his forearm, and a cigarette on his lips.
Even if he wears something unpresentable, it can make him look like a model for fashion week.
He didn’t leave immediately, but knocked on the door: “Just forgot to take the lighter, can I borrow it?”
The person in the room responded to him with an angry voice”go away”.
Inside the door, after confirming that there was no movement outside, Jiang Zhao breathed a sigh of relief and hurriedly took a shower.
When he was taking a bath, he took a special look at the mirror, which made his scalp tingle—on his neck, on his shoulders, on his waist, upper legs, and arms… all tooth marks and marks.
Xiao Siye is actually a dog, right?
After the shock, Jiang Zhao had to accept this fact with an ugly face.
He really slept with Xiao Siye.
Last night, he was just habitually going to a friend’s bar to relax. Before he had two drinks, a few well-known local young masters came to chat up in the box.
He got annoyed with this group of people, excused himself to go out to release his frustration, and then met Xiao Siye, who appeared here for some unknown reason.
He and Xiao Siye are from the same university, but not in the same class, but most of the teachers are the same. Every teacher who has taught him will sigh in relief while saying, “As good as your senior Xiao.”
Jiang Zhao has grown so big, and as long as he wants to do anything, he is the best among the crowd. This is the first time he has heard someone else’s name from someone else’s mouth. Even if it is praise, it still made him feel uncomfortable.
Unexpectedly, this situation lasted for four years in college, and after his debut, the two were about the same age, and both were newcomers with excellent acting skills. There was a lot of invisible competition for resources, and they became rivals.
He and Xiao Siye actually only meet each other a few times, especially since they were both in the limelight and busy with their respective announcements, there were only a handful of opportunities to meet. Who would have guessed that after five years, suddenly in such a noisy and chaotic place, he met his opponent who was known by fans as “the flower of GaolingGaoling flower: Someone you can’t reach, abstinence and self-control, free from the world”.
It’s so funny, what kind of Gaoling flower will come here in the middle of the night?
Maybe it was because of the two glasses of alcohol, or maybe the people in the box were too boring, far less interesting than the one in front of him.
With a hint of provocation, he blocked Xiao Siye’s way to leave and asked him if he wanted a drink.
Later, for some unknown reason, he and Xiao Siye also began to drink wine in the newly opened box. He had a drink, and Xiao Siye also had a drink.
Later, he ripped off the collar of his shirt because of the heat, and staggered and fell into Xiao Siye’s arms…
Then he woke up in this bed.
Jiang Zhao’s eyes twitched slightly. After taking a shower, he put on the clothes that were wrinkled as if they were rolled around on the battlefield with disgust on his face. As he passed the trash can, he inadvertently glanced at it and was shocked by the amount of packaging inside.
No wonder his legs are so soft, the ghost knows how brutish Xiao Siye was last night!
While scolding his opponent, Jiang Zhao fastened the last button. At the same time, there was a knock on the door outside.
His dog rival hasn’t left yet?
With a trace of anger, Jiang Zhao picked up the remote control he was about to throw and slammed the door open—making eye contact with the hotel staff outside.
“First, sir,” the hotel waiter was a young girl with a black plastic bag in his hand, unable to see what it was, “the gentleman wearing sunglasses and a mask went to the front desk and asked me to bring it here.”
Before she could finish speaking, the little girl blushed and her voice became a little quieter.
After all, as a new actor, Jiang Zhao not only has outstanding acting skills but also the face that makes countless men and women fall for him is also his weapon in the circle. Every frown and smile makes him look like a charming fairy.
And now Jiang Zhao, after a night of love and affairs, there was a touch of moving temperament between his brows and eyes that he didn’t even notice, which added a bit of charm to his already delicate face, and the waiter felt his heart beat thump.
The moment he realized that it was not Xiao Siye, Jiang Zhao’s anger disappeared without a trace due to his self-consciousness as a public figure. He smiled: “Thank you. Do you need an autograph?”
Under the fierce attack of a beauty, the waiter was left dizzy with his signature in his arms.
Jiang Zhao closed the door, he opened the bag that Xiao Siye also left behind, and couldn’t help but let out another snort.
It’s a tube of ointment.
“Ancestor, where have you been?”
Zuo Xiaoqiu almost burst into tears when he saw Jiang Zhao walk into the studio.
“I drank too much and slept until noon,” Jiang Zhao didn’t mention much, “Where’s the stuff?”
Zuo Xiaoqiu jumped up immediately after years of professionalism as an agent and very skillfully instructed the stylist and life assistant to bring over the full set of equipment for tonight’s Golden Orchid Awards Gala, including three suits, twelve ties, five pair of leather shoes, cufflinks and lapel pins.
When Jiang Zhao saw the hollow suit at the front, his face stiffened: “Not this.”
Stylist Aimi was a little disappointed: “But this set suits you very well.”
Jiang Zhao’s nominated film this time is a relatively large-scale literary and artistic film, in which he plays a prostitute who is rambunctious, and this suit is very suitable for his role.
Aimi’s vision is actually very good. If it wasn’t for the absurd night last night, Jiang Zhao himself would have chosen this set.
But now, under Aimi’s heartbroken gaze, he could only choose the one that covered him most tightly, and very far-fetchedly found a reason for himself: “It’s already November, my body needs warmth.”
By the time he finished his hair and makeup, it was four o’clock in the afternoon. Tonight, Aimi worked on another level, and even made a dark blue highlight for Jiang Zhao, giving his serious suit a bit of a prodigal look.
“This face, oops,” Aimi said with emotion many times, “makeup is at best icing on the cake. Brother Jiang, you can go to the red carpet without makeup.”
“Maybe tonight’s best actor is you,” Zuo Xiaoqiu sighed happily beside him, “Then you will break the record, and be the youngest actor in history!”
Jiang Zhao picked up the male perfume prepared by Aimi, sprayed it on the front of his shirt at will, and looked at himself in the mirror.
Zuo Xiaoqiu is right, if he is really the best actor today, then he is the youngest actor in the history of the Golden Orchid Awards, even younger than Xiao Siye. After all, although Xiao Siye, who received the award last year, is the same age as him now, his birthday is four or five months earlier than him.
Jiang Zhao narrowed his eyes.
He really wanted that trophy.
It was for the reputation he had always dreamed of, and also for… winning over Xiao Siye.
The awards party started at 6:30. Jiang Zhao arrived at the lounge prepared by the organizer half an hour earlier. The catwalk sequence came out very early, and Jiang Zhao was placed in the last few positions, behind several seniors.
It is rare for Xiao Siye to be absent from this Golden Orchid Award nomination. He heard that the last movie has not been released yet, and he is in a rest period, so he just missed this nomination.
Last year’s Jiang Zhao also missed the nomination. Although the two of them have been rivals for so many years, they have never entered the nomination at the same time. Jiang Zhao actually wanted to know, if he and Xiao Siye were really nominated together, who would win the award in the end.
… Why did you think of the dog comparison home again?
Jiang Zhao closed his eyes with a headache, Zuo Xiaoqiu nervously rubbed his hands beside him: “Are you nervous too? Why don’t you sit still?”
According to Jiang Zhao’s virtue of being able to lie down and never stand, it is rare to see him stand up straight in the lounge.
Jiang Zhao: “…”
Jiang Zhao: “I’m here to get some air.”
He said, pushed open the window next to him, and let the cold wind of November in the capital come towards him, almost ignoring his image and fighting a cold war.
The process of the red carpet is no different from other activities. Jiang Zhao finished the walk smoothly and made a comfortable lazy posture on his seat to avoid discomfort somewhere.
The seat next to him was the heroine, and when she saw him, she began to chat with him politely. But Jiang Zhao is a person who is too lazy to deal with people outside the set. He has been known for being difficult to approach in the circle for so many years. The heroine couldn’t talk to him, so she stopped talking to him knowingly.
Last night’s consumption was too great. Although Jiang Zhao was very nervous, he couldn’t help but feel that his eyelids were fighting. Just when his drowsiness and reason were inseparable, the award ceremony of the Golden Orchid Award finally went to the best actor.
When he heard the word “Jiang Zhao”, his drowsiness disappeared instantly.
The spotlight and the camera came around instantly, Jiang Zhao straightened his cuffs, and he got up.
He has always been this virtuous, with an astonishing but expressionless face, with a bit of arrogance, as if he was not surprised by this result. The dark blue highlights and the open button at the top of the placket made his temperament a bit more aggressive, while the sapphire cufflinks added a bit of dignity, which complemented his particularly fair skin and complemented each other.
He didn’t hide his determination at all, as if it was a matter of course, he stood on the podium.
However, when he walked to the stage, he suddenly found that the person who would give him the award is the face that he had seen a few hours ago.
Xiao Siye also wore a black suit today, with wide shoulders and long legs. He looked very eye-catching. He also wore a pair of gold-rimmed glasses on the bridge of his nose. In Jiang Zhao’s eyes, he looked like a gentle scum: “Congratulations.”
Jiang Zhao: “…”
Damn, he just fell asleep, and I didn’t even notice who is giving the award.
But in front of everyone’s eyes, he could only take the golden orchid trophy from his dog with the same hypocritical smile.
The media immediately raised their cameras, and the two actors were on the same stage. This is definitely the traffic password tonight!
In the interval between the flashing lights under the stage, Jiang Zhao took half a step to the side, pretending to keep a fist distance from Xiao Siye inadvertently.
Unexpectedly, Xiao Siye also suddenly raised an arm, put it on his left shoulder, and gently embraced him in his direction, the distance between the two suddenly shortened.
Jiang Zhao: “!”
This bastard definitely did it on purpose!
“Relax,” while Jiang Zhao tightened his body, Xiao Siye also lowered his head slightly and whispered in a low volume that only the two of them could hear, “You should have a business attitude.”
Jiang Zhao’s brain stopped for a moment.
He knew that Xiao Siye meant to let him act in harmony on the surface. After all, they were standing on the highly anticipated Golden Orchid Award podium.
But he suddenly remembered that at a certain moment last night, it was also Xiao Siye who said to him in a low and hoarse voice:
During the period from the end of the group photo to the time when he finished his speech and stepped down from the stage, Jiang Zhao didn’t even give Xiao Siye a look.
His expressionless expression continued until the press conference, and when he was sitting in front of the flash and the camera, Jiang Zhao reluctantly returned to business.
He actually didn’t have the patience with perfunctory reporters, but if he said something that would trigger a hot search, Zuo Xiaoqiu would probably cry to death with the PR team at his doorstep.
He could only lift his spirits, and under the bombardment of countless questions, he tried every means to practice Tai Chi, and finally made it to the end of the interview, when a reporter asked:
“Mr. Jiang, I heard that you and Mr. Xiao Siye, the former film star, are brothers of the Film Academy. How is the relationship between the two of you?”
Jiang Zhao: “?”
Do you still need to ask?
Do you know that my fans have to beat their opponents from 0-7 in the game?
Faced with this provocative question, he looked at the reporter who was about to “Come on and gossip on my face”, and lowered his eyes with indifference.
Then, in the expectant eyes of the other party, he smiled lightly:
” We’re not familiar with each other.”
When the interview was over, Jiang Zhao was almost the last star to leave, and there was basically no one in the VIP channel.
Zuo Xiaoqiu and his party were still waiting for him at the exit of the passage. He walked into the quiet passage alone, recalling the company that the gossip reporter belonged to. He seemed to be someone who especially likes to report on celebrity scandals.
If you don’t search for gossip, what kind of stupid questions are you asking?
Jiang Zhao walked around the corner of the passage, and before he had time to turn around, a hand suddenly grabbed his wrist.
The exhaustion from last night’s and tonight’s awards interview overlapped, preventing him from struggling away immediately, so he subconsciously ducked back and leaned his back directly on the wall of the passage.
The tip of his nose rubbed against the man’s bulging Adam’s apple, and the low voice came close to his ear. Jiang Zhao felt a hot breath hitting the side of his neck, and there was a hint of mockery in the other party’s voice:
“The one you’ve slept with, not familiar?”
T/N: I’ve been caught by the summary, so please join me in reading this pit.
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