Superstar Aspirations

SA Chapter 80 (Part 1) – Abstinent Temperament

Super long chapter! Also, we’re reaching the spicy chapters soon (around 86? 87? I can’t recall the exact chapter number.) (๑•́ ω •̀๑)

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{Please read the original translations on SurrealSkyTranslations instead of supporting TL aggregator sites. Thanks!}

On the Internet, Qin Cheng’s Weibo post rapidly gathered steam and received comments from many fans. At a glance, you’d know that this type of Weibo post must be posted by the celebrity themselves and was a fan favorite. Even if there was no selfie included, they were always excited to have a chance to get closer to their male god.

[This is Wuli God Qin’s style. No expression, elite indifference ~2333333] 

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As for Lotus Seed Paste and Orange Stuffing’s Weibo, there were also many fan comments under the posts.

After the last “image collapse” incident, the fans who originally only paid attention to Lotus Seed Paste and Orange Stuffing because they wanted to spectate divine happenings now felt that this diety’s ‘bones were unique and temperament was otherworldly’! 

Just like now, this godly tyrant was confessing their affections again; the entire post revealed a sense of cute and silly from the inside out.

Fans couldn’t resist poking fun at this silly god, and as expected, the other party still replied! 

[Lotus Seed Paste and Orange Stuffing replied to Begonia: He’s just cute, I’m not publicly showing affection.】

[Lotus Seed Paste and Orange Stuffing reply to InHeZhiZhou: I am not silly. 】 

[Lotus Seed Paste and Orange Stuffing replied to the LostStars: Rong Rong and him (Marshall Huo)…… are both cute, there is no superior or inferior! 】

Lotus Seed Paste and Orange Stuffing only replied to a few people before disappearing again. But after all, ‘she’ was a tyrant, so fans didn’t think there was anything wrong with it. Instead, they took it for granted: [The original silly godly tyrant poster probably went home for dinner, hahahaha, rationally speaking, how big do you think Orange Stuffing’s house is? I bet a pack of spicy sticks that you must drive in order to get from the gate to the main building! 】

Notwithstanding the situation on the internet, in Xiangshan Film and Television City, the hotel that Director Yuan booked was within the city where many other crews would also often gather together for meals. Their prices weren’t particularly expensive, and the dishes weren’t particularly delicious, but it was a very convenient place. The environment was quiet and compelling. Ren Shuzhi had also treated everyone to dinner here yesterday.

When Rong Xu and Qin Cheng arrived at the hotel, the crew had already ordered the dishes. 

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The director, producer, screenwriters, and main actors sat at the same table, while the other staff members and crew sat according to their respective departments. As a guest, Qin Cheng naturally had to sit at a table with Director Yuan. Seeing him walk over, Director Yuan happily  waved his hand and patted the empty seat next to him: “You are late, Qin Cheng. I specifically saved — ” …… a seat for you. Sit next to me.

Before he could complete his sentence, Qin Cheng interrupted him: “We accidentally got lost.”

Director Yuan laughed boisterously: “Yes, since your debut, it seems you’ve yet to film here before. It’s normal to get lost. Qin Cheng, you can sit……” 

“I’ll sit with Rong Xu.” The man’s indifferent and deep voice sounded lightly[1].

Director Yuan was taken aback for a bit as he thought for a moment. Then, he slowly retracted his hand, and said with a smile: “Alright. You guys are here, now we can start the meal.”

The person Qin Cheng was most familiar with in the crew was probably Rong Xu, and he also specially came to visit Rong Xu’s work. Sitting next to Rong Xu wasn’t abnormal. 

Having said that, with Qin Cheng present, the atmosphere of the dinner party was stiff the entire time.

The crew also had dinner here together yesterday, but because they were filming the next day, no one drank much as they conversed and laughed. It was still quite lively. But today, everyone only ate earnestly, and even some of the props crew who usually joked around were sitting upright.

However, the person involved didn’t feel anything wrong at all. Under the bright lights, the man had his head lowered as he peeled shrimp in a serious manner. 

Qin Cheng had a pair of beautiful hands, fingers slender and thin. Like many men’s, his knuckles were somewhat prominent, and his nails were round and smooth. These hands, when used to wipe away the heroine’s tears, appeared moving and pleasing. But now, even though they were being used to…… peel shrimp, they still appeared highly elegant.

After peeling a whole shrimp, Qin Cheng subconsciously wanted to put the shrimp into Rong Xu’s bowl. He had contemplated this action countless times before. When the two of them ate at home, he always wanted to help the young man grab food whenever he picked up his chopsticks. But, because it couldn’t be realized, he could only dream about it in his heart. 

Today, just his hand slid over to the side a little, he froze.

His long and thin fingers froze in midair for a moment before Qin Cheng expressionlessly put the tender and white shrimp meat into his own bowl. 

This subtle action was not noticed by others. 

Director Yuan was currently chatting with the screenwriter and producer about the scenes recorded today, and Ren Shuzhi also led Ma Qi and the others in discussions. Rong Xu was asking the psychology professor for some professional knowledge to enhance his own professionalism. 

In the large banquet hall, Qin Cheng was the only one earnestly peeling shrimp. With graceful movements, he peeled one and then another, putting all of them into his own bowl. However, he didn’t eat them, just peeled them one by one. After his whole bowl was filled with peeled shrimps did he frown and say softly: “Accidentally peeled too many.”

As soon as his words fell, everyone around him turned to look at him. 

Qin Cheng pursed his lips and looked calmly at the youth beside him, asking: “Do you like shrimp?” 

Rong Xu was startled, and he momentarily couldn’t react: “……Huh?”

The man picked up the chopsticks and calmly moved more than half of the shrimp from his bowl into Rong Xu’s bowl, leaving only one for himself. 

Qin Cheng’s face was the picture of calm indifference as he sighed softly and said with a casual tone: “Help me finish them, there’s too much.” 

Rong Xu: “……” 

Everyone else: “……” 

You peeled so many but only ate two. What were you looking for? ! ! !

As if hearing the voices in their hearts, Qin Cheng lifted his gaze and curled the corners of his lips calmly. He then said with a faint smile: “Peeling shrimp is quite interesting.” 

Everyone, even more this time: “……” 

Speak, where is it interesting! ! !

But this time, Rong Xu looked at his bowl which was filled to the brim with shrimp meat and his pupils trembled slightly as he seemed to have realized something. He turned his head to look at the man beside him, and saw that Qin Cheng had started quietly and seriously peeling a crab since who knows when. 

Crab meat was much harder to deal with than shrimp meat, so Qin Cheng’s actions were quite a bit slower. A while later, one crab was peeled, but it could only be considered half peeled and couldn’t be eaten wholly like shrimp meat. However, after he finished peeling it, he put it into his bowl and didn’t eat it.

Instead, he picked up a second crab.

After peeling four of them, the man frowned once more: “Peeled too much again……”

The people who noticed early on: “……” 

Director Yuan didn’t know whether to laugh or cry as he said: “Xiao Qin, you even have this…… hobby?” 

Qin Cheng raised his head: “I just accidentally didn’t realize.” After speaking, he turned his head again and looked at Rong Xu: “Do you like crab?” 

The young man smiled: “I like it.” 

Without a change in his expression, Qin Cheng divided more than half of the crab meat over.

This is just a small incident during the meal. Director Yuan and others were still more interested in the film that Qin Cheng was shooting recently. The movie was filmed in New Zealand and Los Angeles and was a commercial blockbuster. People within the country didn’t have much information on it, but it’s release was very likely to collide with Maze City

Director Yuan presented a pleasant face and carefully tried to pry some information out of Qin Cheng. The other seemed completely unaware of the intentions, and he answered whatever Director Yuan asked. 

The smile on Director Yuan’s face grew deeper and deeper throughout dinner, but only once the dinner ended was he taken aback, and the corners of his mouth twitched. He secretly said to the producer next to him: “Qin Cheng is such a sly lad. Everything he said were things that were already announced at the launch conference. It’s like he didn’t say anything at all, truly mischievous.”

That evening, when they returned to the hotel, Director Yuan helped Qin Cheng open another room, but Qin Cheng narrowed his eyes and said: “It’s fine, I’ll just stay with Rong Xu.” 

Hearing this, Director Yuan immediately thought that the other party was helping the crew save money: “Haha, you’re overthinking. You’re paying for your own room. Qin Cheng, Rong Xu needs to film the next day. You observing his work is fine, but how can you even freeload in someone else’s home. Aren’t you afraid you’ll disturb our Rong Xu’s rest and make him unable to film well the next day? You’ll pay for the room yourself. Our staff will help you book a room. Don’t even think about not paying later on.” [2]

Qin Cheng: “There’s really no need……”

“What Director Yuan said makes sense,” a young and clear voice interrupted Qin Cheng’s words. Rong Xu grinned and looked at Qin Cheng: “Although we are quite familiar, Mr. Qin, I still need to film tomorrow. It’s not too convenient.” 

Qin Cheng: “……” 

The man silently turned his head to look at the youth, only to see Rong Xu’s face lit up with a brilliant smile, looking at Qin Cheng with clear eyes. His smile was very sincere, as if he was merely stating a fact. Director Yuan also nodded in agreement.

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{Please read the original translations on SurrealSkyTranslations instead of supporting TL aggregator sites. Thanks!}


[1]I’m not sure if I missed 2 or 3 words in this sentence. My computer showed them as boxes.

[2]Director yuan thinks QC is being humble and doesn’t want to trouble the crew.


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10 thoughts on “SA Chapter 80 (Part 1) – Abstinent Temperament”

  1. I’m getting secondhand embarrassment from Qin Cheng 😂😂😂
    I’m actually looking forward to the day this cute tyrant’s real identity come to light hahah

    Thank you for the cute chapter! 💕

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