“What do you intend to do, Zinan?” Sun Xi Mu lit a cigar and leaned back slowly against his chair.
“What do you say I should do?” The door was pushed open and the handsome man walked in, followed by his manager. He sat down on the double sofa and continued, “Which newspaper would dare publish such an article without your consent, Chief Sun?”
The manager dripped cold sweat. Was the Boss really behind this? What was his intention? Is he bored with Ou Zinan, so he wants to ruin him? What a sick rich man! Those in the room couldn’t help but look at Ou Zinan with sympathy.
Sun Xi Mu was indeed guilty as charged. But he had to do it, otherwise, there’d always be a sense of fear and uncertainty. He’d wanted to tell everyone in the world, ‘Ou Zinan is mine, you can’t have him’. He couldn’t stand seeing everyone’s fanatical looks, couldn’t stand that they were competing to chase his shadow, couldn’t stand the online mobs fantasizing about how they wanted to take Zinan to bed.
Every moment of the day, he lived in panic and torment, he only felt a moment of peace when they were deeply entangled. He never wanted to pull out from him, he just wanted to be one with him forever. All so he couldn’t suddenly disappear, so he couldn’t go somewhere he couldn’t follow.
But these ideas were inexplicable and crazy, Sun Xi Mu couldn’t say them to Ou Zinan. So, when he’d gotten the call from the newspaper, he didn’t know what to do, he panicked.
Now, he was uneasily awaiting his lover’s decision.
“You can do whatever you want.” He walked over to the sofa, and stooped to his lover’s shoulder.
Zhou Yun Sheng expressionlessly looked up at him, waiting for his guilty face to be full of cold sweat, before he slowly opened, “I want to hold a press conference and come out of the closet. Prepare it.”
“Out of the closet? With who?” Sun Xi Mu’s voice was hoarse.
“You’re asking with who? I’m going to announce our relationship. I’ll dare to come out of the closet, then go abroad to spread my wings. C Country’s market can kiss my butt.” Ou Zinan gave a contemptuous smile.
Lee Li and the manager looked their Boss, cold sweating. This proposal was too bold, their hearts were about to explode! Boss absolutely won’t agree. An artist coming out of the closet is nothing, a financial giant coming out of the closet would cause all of Sun’s stock to take a hit and the losses will be in the billions.
But the two were stunned again, Sun Xi Mu unexpectedly smiled. His smile was relaxed and revealed infinite pleasure. He took out a black velvet box from his suit pocket and handed it to the young man.
Zhou Yun Sheng wasn’t hypocritical, he opened the lid and put the pair of rings on their ring fingers.
“Do I need to kneel to propose?” Sun Xi Mu pulled his tie and seriously asked.
“If you’re willing.” Zhou Yun Sheng smiled.
Sun Xi Mu immediately knelt down, he held his lover’s left hand, pious, and gently kissed its back. The love overflowing from his eyes was suffocating. Lee Li and the manager couldn’t stand it, they hurriedly looked away and fled.
In the afternoon, in Sun’s five-star hotel, Ou Zinan held a press conference. He and Sun Xi Mu were side by side, wearing the same style of silver-gray suit and their hair was carefully combed, they looked radiant.
No one dared to pressure Sun Xi Mu, so the reporters’ questions were very restrained. When someone asked if the photo was true or false, Zhou Yun Sheng nodded at the microphone, “The photo is true, I like men.”
Somewhere in the country, someone cursed in front of the TV screen, someone started crying, others felt depressed, but no one could stop him from continuing.
“And my lover is now sitting by my side.” He put both hands on top of the table, and smiled a satisfied and gentle smile, “In my most helpless time, in my sadness and despair, when I was lonely, only he stood by my side and gave me selfless help. In this world, I can’t trust anyone, except him. I can’t love anyone else but him. There were no unspoken rules, no exchanges of interests or harassment. We are truly in love.”
In front of the TVs, the dissatisfied audience suddenly quieted. They remembered how Ou Zinan had fallen into despair. If not for Sun Xi Mu, would he have been destroyed? In such a situation, he really had no reason not to love Sun Xi Mu.
Sun Xi Mu’s heart trembled. It jumped wildly and almost burst from his chest in great joy, but his face only had a faint smile. He leaned over to the youth and printed a kiss on his forehead, then he slowly opened “Yes, we’re really in love, and we’re getting married. We won’t need anybody’s approval or blessings. This is the end of today’s press conference.”
He pulled the young man and strode away, ignoring the blinding flashes of cameras behind him.
The tall man and the slender man hugged, it created a beautiful and warm sensation that the people couldn’t bear to break. Online, the wave of opposition suddenly died down, no one had anything to add.
But, the conservative environment in C Country made Zhou Yun Sheng feel very uncomfortable, so he decided to go to A Country to develop. The acceptance of homosexuality in their entertainment industry was quite high, so it wouldn’t cause an obstacle to his career. The C Country fans complained again and again when they heard the news, they really hated the troubles the homophobes had caused. Loving a man or a woman was a person’s freedom, why did they want to interfere in other people’s lives? Why accuse and attack them?
If not for those irrational attacks, the idol would’ve never walked away, discouraged.
Soon, news broke out that the Zinan’s photos were posted on the internet by Ge Mengshu’s team, for the sake of discrediting Ou Zinan and washing herself clean.
This news brought disaster for Ge Mengshu. Her startup singing career suffered an unprecedented blow. The new album sales were only in the hundreds and the reviews were miserable, the netizens also gave her a new nickname – Scheming Bitch.
More news broke out that she was the one who played by the unspoken rules. She had maintained a very improper relationship with both Yun Zhiyuan and Lin Siqing so she could quickly climb to stardom. Then photos of her and the two men in intimate positions were attached to the post. The photographs were zoomed in and the resolution was high. There was lewd kissing, lying in bed, etc. One particularly eye catching picture was of her and Lin Siqing making love in a bathtub.
In the face of Yun Zhiyuan’s interrogation, Ge Mengshu almost went crazy, she quickly called Lin Siqing in E country to make him clarify. Lin Siqing was now very miserable, his psychological state was completely messed up, so he not only didn’t clarify, he confirmed the truthfulness of the photos, causing Yun Zhiyuan to be extremely furious. Even when the technicians later identified that the photos were falsified, Yun Zhiyuan still refused to believe Ge Mengshu and branded her a two-timing tramp.
He ended his relationship with Ge Mengshu, canceled her resources, and quickly got engaged to a young socialite.
Without the man’s support to help her clean her corrupted reputation, Ge Mengshu could no longer achieve the fame she should’ve originally reached in this world. She became a struggling third-rate artist, and in order to support herself, she took roles in many vulgar variety shows, completely losing her way in life.
In June of the same year, the World Cup was held in B Country, and Ou Zinan was invited to perform in the closing concert.
In the non-stop spray of fireworks, the youth, painted in seductive smoky makeup, slowly rose to the center of the stage. He was wearing a tight jacket and fitted black leather pants, showcasing his thin but explosive body. His hair was completely combed back, revealing deep, incomparable facial contours, and pink lips completely painted white. His whole portrait looked like a cold metal.
He was so handsome, like lightning, like a flame, but also like thunder, full of toughness.
He waved, and tens of thousands of people waved back at him, he danced, and tens of thousands of people followed his dance, he shouted, and tens of thousands returned his cry, he raised his hands up high, and the whole venue erupted in deafening applause. He gave a satisfied smile, then moved his finger to his lips and shushed, motioning for everyone to quiet down. A pin drop could be heard in the stadium.
He was the master of them all, no one could resist his singing and charisma.
The camera followed him and projected his unmatched beauty on a huge screen. Some people cried, some screamed, and others fainted from over-exertion, the trained staff had a lift waiting to bring them to the ambulances outside the stadium.
Because of Ou Zinan’s contribution, this session of the World Cup’s closing ceremony became the most intense and sensational event of the year. His fans were spread across the continents, with different races and talking in different languages.
The camera outside the field moved over the crowd and aimed at random audience members. Anyone whose face showed up on the screen shouted ‘Ou Zinan I love you!’ Even in the VIP room, the B Country president couldn’t help but stand up, sambaing to the beat, then he threw a kiss towards the stage.
After leaving C Country, Ou Zinan didn’t quietly fade away as some critics predicted. He not only stood firm, he became a well-deserved international superstar. Those who had held up his father as the King of Songs now bowed when they saw him, hoping that he could one day write them one or two songs.
Lin Siqing lived in E country for half a year, when his cash ran out, he could only move from his luxury apartment to a small single room. With such a damaged reputation, the advertisers had all canceled their contracts, and he also had to pay them a huge amount of compensation. He sold his luxury car and mansion and finally put enough money together.
Now, he was sitting in front of the TV, staring blankly at the brilliantly shining man on the screen. He watched him manipulate the audience’s mood, watched him show off his treble, watched him drive everyone to madness…. watched him step off the stage to embrace Sun Xi Mu, and give him a warm kiss.
The 200,000 people in the stadium shouted their blessings, making the young man widen his eyes and laugh.
Lin Siqing also laughed with him, then he covered his face, and wept bitterly.
Next Chapter- Ummmm…..kinky?