Superstar Aspirations

SA Chapter 83 (Part 1) – Qin Cheng: I Also Like You

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

As soon as the Peony Awards ended, an overwhelming number of news reports appeared as expected. 

Vie for Supremacy  and Ambush both won big at the Peony Awards, and Rong Xu also gained a lot of attention through these two TV drama series. Moreover, he was also the sole double award winner at this year’s Peony Awards: he won Best Newcomer and Best Supporting Actor. 

There was a lot of commotion on the Internet, but the parties involved left one after another from the golden stage of the awards ceremony that captured the attention of numerous people around the world and went home. Originally, the crews of Vie for Supremacy and Ambush had both invited Rong Xu to attend the nighttime celebrations, but considering that Rong Xu had to fly back to Xiangshan the next day to film, Luo Zhentao politely refused the invites for him. 

When Rong Xu returned to the apartment, as soon as he opened the door, he saw Qin Cheng standing on the balcony making a call. 

After a brief pause, Rong Xu didn’t go disturb him, but rather hung his coat on the hanger. When he stepped into the living room, he immediately saw the supper on the table. 

Abalone? 

No. 

Bird’s nest? 

No. 

Shark fin? 

……Wake up, that’s impossible. 

The corner of the youth’s lips curled up. He walked to the dining table, looked at the steamy bowl of noodles, and silently pulled out the chair to sit down. 

Although a certain man had promised in the text message, carrying a temperament of “I can cook any delicacy from the mountains to the seas”, Rong Xu knew that Qin Cheng and his own cooking skills…… well, they were quite well matched. 

Of course, this ‘well-matched’ didn’t mean that the two of them were equally good, but rather that they are both only so-so and could only count as being edible. Both of them could cook a few simple dishes, such as tomato scrambled eggs, stir-fry shredded pork, and Kung Pao chicken. Anything more difficult…… 

Well, actually, braised pork was really difficult to make. 

Rong Xu sat at the dining table and played with his phone, not eating the noodles immediately. However, Qin Cheng continued to be on the phone for a long time, and the noodles were about to turn into mush. The young man could only sigh softly and silently pick up his chopsticks to eat. 

After Rong Xu finished the noodles, Qin Cheng was still on the phone. Standing on the balcony with his back to Rong Xu, Qin Cheng didn’t even seem to have realized that the young man was home. Instead, he was facing the splendid and bustling night view of the city, speaking in a low voice. 

Early that morning, he had rushed back to B City from Xiangshan Film and Television City and directly went to participate in the awards ceremony. After such a busy day, the youth couldn’t help but feel a little exhausted. Rong Xu stood in the middle of the living room and stared at Qin Cheng’s back image. He pondered for a while, but finally decided to not go back to his room, opting to sit on the sofa and play on his cell phone instead. 

Ten minutes later, after Qin Cheng finished his call with Xu Jin and finalized the matter regarding his attendance at the Feitian Awards, he turned around and saw the scene of the sleeping youth. Beyond the high and spotless glass windows, in the simply decorated living room, a handsome and beautiful young man lay unsuspecting on the sofa, sleeping peacefully. 

A warm and welcoming yellow light was scattered upon his body, making him appear very gentle, and his fluttering eyelashes cast a faint shadow over his eyes. This painting was so beautiful that it made one unable to bear destroying it. 

The man strode into the living room with light steps to the youth, and then squatted down slowly in front of him. 

The two hadn’t seen each other for three days. They had just confessed their feelings and confirmed their relationship before they were forced to separate. 

The entertainment industry was just like this. Lovers often couldn’t see each other for days on end. Unless they worked together on the same drama, in the same crew, it was unknown whether they could even be together for 6 out of 12 months. 

Some feelings would gradually fade over time with separation, but other feelings could become stronger because of distance. 

The man’s deep eyes reflected the youth’s peaceful sleeping face. After staring for a long time, Qin Cheng stretched out a hand and gently brushed aside the scattered hair on Rong Xu’s forehead, revealing his entire beautiful and delicate face. He watched the young man calmly. 

After staring for another while, he silently stood up, found a blanket to cover Rong Xu with before going over to the dining table. 

Once he put the dishes into the dishwasher, Qin Cheng went back to the living room and sat on the single sofa next to Rong Xu. He then sent a message to Xu Jin to confirm the final processes. 

He would look at the young man after looking at his phone for a bit. 

Look at the phone for one second, and look at Rong Xu for three seconds; look at the phone for one second, and look at Rong Xu for three seconds. 

Ten minutes later, Qin Cheng suddenly put down his phone and walked up to the young man. He was prepared to bend over, but then abruptly halted before turning around to sit back down. 

He absent-mindedly flipped through some of the latest news and watched the media blow up Rong Xu sky-high. Qin Cheng’s thin lips slightly pursed as these exaggerated words crossed his gaze.

 “Super Rookie King, the brightest star in the entertainment industry”, 

“Soaring popularity, amazing feat in one fell swoop”

The media loved to use such exaggerated vocabulary to attract the readers’ attention and gain traffic. In the past, when Han Yanghao won Best Newcomer, they once said that he was going to be the strongest dark horse in the next three years. But what now? There wasn’t even his shadow left. 

Though, in his heart, he knew that the media was deliberately exaggerating the facts, but at hand, the man still calmly posted discussions under these news articles—— 

[Lotus Seed Paste and Orange Stuffing: Well said. 】 

[Lotus Seed Paste and Orange Stuffing: Absolutely right. Rong Rong is the best. 】 

Like this, another ten minutes passed. Seeing Rong Xu still sleeping peacefully, Qin Cheng gradually tightened the fingers holding his phone. A minute later, Qin Cheng finally got up and walked in front of Rong Xu again. He leaned his body downwards and stared at the person he had missed for three days. 

Fingers gently brushed the hair on the sides of the youth’s face. The slender eyebrows, tall nose, and…….full lips. The light-colored lips were thin, but at a glance they appeared very soft. 

Qin Cheng’s eyes darkened, and he pursed his lips as he leaned down little by little. 

The distance between them was getting smaller and smaller, getting closer and closer, so close that he could hear the young man’s faint breathing and see the fine hairs on the other’s face. He found that there was actually a light brown mole-like dot at the corner of the youth’s left eye, and he felt his own heart beating faster and faster…… 

Just three centimeters, two centimeters, one centimeter, half a centimeter…… 

Almost…… 

En……” 

BANG

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


TL corner: When I first read this, I imagined RX suddenly sitting up and ramming his head into QC’s forehead HAHAHA

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7 thoughts on “SA Chapter 83 (Part 1) – Qin Cheng: I Also Like You”

  1. Why do i think RX is awake? Just like when Ming Yu was having a fever and played Xi Ze? 😂😂😂 these shous really like to tease their gongs😂😂😂

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