The door of the room was gently pushed open and Major General ran in with Snow Cake in his mouth.
The cat and dog lay obediently on the carpet next to the bed, looking at Ji Li longingly. It was as if they were longing for their owner’s touch.
Ji Li’s mind emerged from the news and hot search, and he ran his hand down their little heads.
A few seconds later, Qin Yue walked in dressed in casual clothes. “Are you awake?”
Ji Li looked at his approaching lover and his eyes brightened a lot. “Yes, where have you been?”
“I took Major General out for a walk and went to the nearby supermarket to buy some things,” Qin Yue explained softly.
He picked up the thermometer on one side and re-checked his lover’s temperature.
Fortunately, the fever had subsided.
However, Qin Yue still pulled the quilt over Ji Li. “I saw you sleeping soundly and couldn’t bear to wake you.”
“I originally wanted you to see me when you woke up. I didn’t expect to be one step late.”
Ji Li chuckled and displayed the messages on his phone for the other person to see. “By the way, I just woke up and was stunned by this hot search.”
It was clear that Chen Yanjun acted by himself. In the end, the story evolved into him helping the police crack down on a drug stash?
“Is this like a pie falling from the sky?”
“You are officially recognized as the anti-drugs image ambassador. They probably wanted to use the opportunity to promote anti-drug related content.”
Qin Yue felt that this was a good thing.
Ji Li’s career was on the rise. The more positive news, the better. It might be a boost for him in the future.
Qin Yue asked again, “Did you sleep well last night?”
He might’ve developed a slight fever before going to bed, but Ji Li was already used to the temperature of Qin Yue’s embrace. He slept peacefully and comfortably through the night.
In the face of their sudden cohabitation lifestyle, Ji Li wasn’t nervous at all and even faintly had some expectations.
He touched the other person’s Adam’s apple and smiled in a tempting manner. “Qin Yue, good morning.”
Qin Yue took the opportunity to rub against the tip of his nose and kiss him. “Baby, good morning.”
There was an inseparable pampering in his short response.
Qin Yue reached out and grabbed the thick dressing gown on one side. “Put this on and wash up. Everything in the bathroom has already been prepared for you.”
“I bought some simple, fast to cook pasta. Shall we eat it later?”
Today’s weather was nice, and the sun shone through the French windows into the living room, warming it up.
Ji Li gave Snow Cake and Major General each a teething stick. Then he had a simple lunch with Qin Yue.
The two of them casually found a movie with a high rating and watched it while eating.
Perhaps it was a common problem as actors, but the two of them watched the movie and couldn’t help chatting about their plans for the new year.
Ji Li stirred the pasta with a fork. “Qin Yue, isn’t it almost time for you to accept a new script? According to Director Cameron, the movie will be released in the winter holidays at the earliest.”
The movie ‘Long Island Iced Tea’ was being kept secret, and there was no official announcement about the actors so far.
For domestic fans, Qin Yue’s last movie work was released on New Year’s Day last year.
This gap period was too long, even when counting Xie Chenyuan, who made a cameo appearance.
Qin Yue smiled and approached him. “Do you want to kick me out to pick up a new movie? Are you afraid I won’t be able to support you?”
“Who needs to depend on you for support? I’m not short of money now.” Ji Li pushed him a bit further away and dismissed it with a snort.
“You haven’t accepted any new movies for too long, and I’m anxious for your domestic fans.”
Perhaps it was his stubborn admiration at work, but Ji Li was looking forward to witnessing Qin Yue continue to create box office myths.
Qin Yue took a sip of warm water. “Don’t worry, a new script has been finalized, and I will join the crew to film soon.”
Ji Li’s curiosity was aroused when he heard this. “What movie? When was it decided?”
“It is a suspense, criminal investigation movie that is being directed by Director Ke Hei. The protagonist has two personalities. The main personality is a perverted murderer, while the secondary personality is a psychological healer.”
In a few words, he explained the difficulty of interpreting the role.
“It is quite challenging, and it sounds more novel than the usual double personality plots.” Ji Li raised an eyebrow.
The double personality in previous movie and television works basically put the positive personality on top, but Qin Yue’s new script was the opposite?
Qin Yue nodded. “The two characters have images that I haven’t tried before. I have read the complete script, and the plot reversal is quite exciting.”
“Director Ke Hei, and the screenwriter is Teacher Menglong.”
Qin Yue’s first movie, The Awakening, was the work of Director Ke Hei.
The first cooperation between the two of them after many years was a great attraction in itself. The script and schedule were suitable, so Qin Yue agreed very happily.
“The filming contract has been signed, and filming will start on the 8th day of the Lunar New Year. You were busy with the movie promotions some time ago, so I didn’t have time to tell you.”
Ji Li nodded and took his last bite of the food.
Qin Yue watched him and took the initiative to mention something. “In fact, I’ve always had a movie project in my hands. The theme is biased toward the apocalypse genre.”
The Chinese movie and television market had always been relatively weak in terms of ‘disaster themes.’ In recent years, the disaster films were basically from overseas countries.
Qin Yue wanted to occupy the majority in this field.
Yuexing had started preparations for this movie project a year ago. If filming officially started, it was conservatively estimated that the investment would be at least 500 million.
“I think the male protagonist of this script suits you very well, but…”
Qin Yue paused and expressed his concern. “I can’t let you make this movie for the time being.”
‘Special Operations’ starring Ji Li was a project invested by Yuexing, and ‘Long Island Iced Tea’ was one where he acted opposite Qin Yue.
Next, the two of them would do a lot of publicity together in public.
If they continued to cooperate on a third project, then it wouldn’t be suitable for Ji Li’s development.
At present, the CP fans of the two of them only accounted for a small part of their fans. The career fans hadn’t fully recognized their relationship.
If the two of them were too rigidly bound in movie and television works right now, it wouldn’t matter for Qin Yue, but it wouldn’t be a good thing for Ji Li.
Qin Yue wasn’t afraid of rumors from the outside world, but he didn’t want his lover to suffer any undeserved belittling.
“Yes, that’s what I thought too.” Ji Li nodded calmly.
No matter how popular he was now, there was always a gap between him and Qin Yue in the circle.
He was on the ‘weak’ side for the time being, so he was destined to endure more poisonous attacks than Qin Yue.
Qin Yue was protecting him, and Ji Li also wanted to thoroughly prove his ability on his own.
Once he was strong enough to stand alone, then there would be nothing to worry about regarding the relationship between him and Qin Yue.
Qin Yue knew that Ji Li’s temperament had always been calm, and Ji Li would definitely be able to read his true thoughts tacitly.
The copyright of this original script had long been bought by Yuexing. Filming early or late was all just a matter of Qin Yue’s decision.
In any case, Ji Li was the only male protagonist he identified. One day, they would meet on the screen.
“In the new year, I want to see if there is a suitable variety show invitation to relax a bit.” Ji Li expressed his true thoughts.
Compared with filming, he wanted to take on a slow variety show to slow down his pace.
Qin Yue had rarely accepted any variety shows since his debut. Just appearing in an occasional episode was enough for his fans to cheer for a long time.
Ji Li expressed his opinion. “If I can find a variety show that suits my image, I can maintain continuous exposure for at least three to four months.”
He intended to use this time to recharge and relax while looking for a new script.
He still had two movies in stock, and it was estimated that both of them would be released this year.
He would rely on the continuous exposure of variety shows in the first half of the year and continue to join a crew in the second half of the year, starting a new round of filming and accumulating works again.
An actor in the rising period had to develop sustainably.
Qin Yue listened to his lover’s plan for nearly half a year and nodded in support. “Baby, I have a hunch that you will catch up with me soon.”
“Of course,” Ji Li answered confidently. “Don’t stop. I’ll do my best to catch up with you.
The two of them looked at each other and smiled.
It was actually quite enjoyable to find a partner he had a tacit understanding with when it came to his career.
Half a month later.
Ji Li looked at himself in the bathroom mirror and there was a faint impulse in his heart.
He and Qin Yue had been in a relationship for almost three months. There were many daily hugs and kisses but they hadn’t reached the final step.
Last time when Ji Li was in bed with a fever, the two of them had brushed their guns together and fired. Qin Yue’s figure was amazing, and the size of his certain place was also amazing.
Due to impulsiveness, suddenness, and lack of preparations, some things only proceeded halfway through before Ji Li was forced physically and mentally to whimper.
Qin Yue couldn’t force it in the end. He endured it and solved it with his hands instead.
During the following period of time, Qin Yue seemed afraid and always restrained their intimacy. Every night, he could endure it forcefully.
Qin Yue could endure it, but Ji Li couldn’t.
He had been single for so many years and had some small expectations for this type of intimacy. They were a real couple and couldn’t be discordant when it came to this type of thing. He had to find a way to break through!
There was a knock on the door.
“Baby, are you okay?” Qin Yue’s worried question was heard.
It had been a long time since Ji Li went in. It wasn’t good for the body to stay in the heat of the bathroom for too long in winter.
Ji Li quickly opened the bathroom door and found Qin Yue waiting at the door. The moment their eyes met, Ji Li kissed this person carefully.
He was caught off guard.
Qin Yue was stunned for a few seconds. Then he grabbed his lover’s waist and took him to the bed in a few steps.
Ji Li’s kissing skills weren’t very good, but his reaction when kissing was surprisingly cute. His eyelashes instinctively trembled and he would hum subconsciously.
Qin Yue liked to kiss him until his eyes were hazy and watery. This satisfaction was stronger than any Best Actor trophy he had obtained.
The deep kiss lasted for a few minutes.
Ji Li was stunned for a long time before asking in a low voice, “…Qin Yue, shall we try it again? Last time, I had a fever and wasn’t ready.”
Qin Yue’s hand tentatively touched downward. “You aren’t afraid this time?”
Ji Li’s cheeks puffed out and his neck was red. He didn’t dare to look directly into Qin Yue’s eyes, but he replied quietly and seriously, “I have secretly been watching many movies in the past few days while you have been walking the dog. I have gained experience.”
Qin Yue laughed and fell on Ji Li’s body. He buried his face into Ji Li’s neck socket and was almost speechless due to his cuteness. “Baby, are you secretly making up lessons without telling me?”
“…Yes, I can teach you.” Ji Li replied with a sense of seriousness.
“Then, you teach me?” Qin Yue kissed his earlobe and whispered in a bewitching, low voice.
Ji Li was taken aback by his question. Then he suddenly remembered a big thing. He hadn’t bought the supplies yet.
Ji Li recalled Qin Yue’s size, and for the first time in his life, he had the idea of retreating. “Do you want to try for another day? The supplies aren’t ready yet.”
“What supplies?” Qin Yue asked.
Ji Li told the truth.
Qin Yue couldn’t bear it any longer and kissed him with a heart full of excitement. “I forgot to tell you…”
I prepared them a long time ago.
Ji Li took advantage of the rare holiday to stay at home obediently and experienced a ‘cat and dog couple’ life.
In the blink of an eye, it was the Spring Festival.
Ji Li nestled on the sofa with Snow Cake in his arms, staring intently at the video playing on the screen.
Qin Yue had taken the dirty Major General to the pet store for a bath and wouldn’t be back for a while.
The door suddenly opened.
Ji Li was startled. He slowly picked up Snow Cake and walked toward the door. “Qin Yue, you washed him so quickly today?”
The moment he turned the corner to the entrance, the smile on his face froze.
The person standing at the door wasn’t Qin Yue, but an elegantly dressed lady.
The other party wore exquisite makeup and luxurious clothes. She looked like a rich lady who lived in a wealthy environment all year round.
She took off her scarf and gloves and examined the dazed Ji Li with interest.
“It seems that my surprise inspection came at the right time. Xiao Yue actually took someone home?”
The tail of Snow Cake brushed against the back of Ji Li’s hand, creating a slight tingling sensation that pulled him back from his thoughts.
Who else knew the door password?
Ji Li thought of something and instinctively tensed. “Hello, this is the first time we are meeting. I am Ji Li.”
“I’ve seen your movie and television works before. There was Zhao’er in ‘Country and the World’ and Xie Yan. They were both acted well.”
The lady reported the name of two characters before calmly introducing herself. “Hello, I am Qin Yue’s mother, Gu Wen.”
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