Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Lu Zongye could not help but tremble when he saw Lu Jingzhi walking through the front door. He did not even dare to speak anymore.
&x201C;If I hear you badmouthing the Jiang family one more time, you can pack your bags and get out of this family. Second Uncle might not know how to teach you properly, but I will not hold back on educating you.&x201D;
Everyone present at that moment knew that Lu Jingzhi was exercising the rights belonging to the old master.
Even as Lu Zongye&x2019;s father and Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s second uncle, Lu Zhengbai did not dare to question or veto his authority.
Lu Zongye did not speak, but he was feeling extremely dissatisfied.
Lu Jingzhi sat down on the sofa before glancing over at Lu Zongye who was sitting directly opposite him. &x201C;I heard that you are thinking of getting engaged to some top actress?&x201D;
&x201C;I really like her&x2014;&x201D;
&x201C;I will not allow it.&x201D; Lu Jingzhi interrupted Lu Zongye before he could finish speaking. &x201C;If you insist on getting married to her, I will not stop you but there will be one condition. You must leave the Lu family.&x201D;
&x201C;Jingzhi&x2026; is that really necessary?&x201D; Lu Zhengbai asked softly. &x201C;She is just a woman. Zongye is your brother after all.&x201D;
&x201C;You are suspended for half a year. Stay at home and reflect on your actions. Once you snap out of it, come and report to me,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied coldly before turning around to walk up the stairs. It was only after Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s figure completely disappeared from their sight that everyone in the living exhaled a sigh of relief.
&x201C;Dad, why is Second Brother the one managing with my personal affairs?&x201D; Lu Zongye asked disgruntledly, even though he was afraid of Lu Jingzhi.
&x201C;Who asked you to get involved with such a huge scandal that even the reputation of the Lu family is at stake now?&x201D; Lu Zhengbai said as he glared at his son. &x201C;You had better listen to Jingzhi and break off whatever relationship you have with that actress. Anyone could tell that she is not a good person because she still wanted to get close to you and start a relationship with you even though she knew you were already engaged to Yuning. She is obviously after the Lu family&x2019;s status and wealth, and here you thought you had found your one true love. You better buck up and get Yuning back now!&x201D;
&x201C;Oh&x2026; don&x2019;t worry. I will definitely treat her very well,&x201D; Lu Zongye said as he clenched his fist in fury. He was not done with that woman yet.
Besides Jiang Yuning, there was only that mentally challenged old man left in the Jiang family. Wasn&x2019;t Jiang Yuning a filial person?
He wanted to see what that little wench could do when he dealt with them.
Lu Zongye could not understand why Lu Jingzhi was making such a big fuss over this. In fact&x2014;Lu Zongye did not understand that he had inadvertently invoked Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s rage.
Once she was done dealing with Mrs. Xu, Jiang Yuning started scrolling and reading through all the live comments and chats on the internet. Jiang Yuning even received a few invitation letters from many different entertainment companies and agencies, inviting her to come on board.
Jiang Yuning opened the few emails excitedly, eager to find out which agencies were foolish enough to invite someone with such a bad reputation as she to join them.
At this time, Sister Liang suddenly knocked on her bedroom door. &x201C;Miss Jiang, I just wanted to remind you that sir will be coming home soon.&x201D;
He could come back whenever he wanted to. Why did she need to be notified in advance?
Jiang Yuning did not reply, but continued browsing the internet. After a few seconds, she suddenly widened her eyes in horror and she quickly turned off her laptop.
She was supposed to hand in her homework today. She had to give Lu Jingzhi evidence that she had already liked him for a long time.
Jiang Yuning hurried down the stairs and quickly headed into the kitchen while speaking to Sister Liang. &x201C;Sister Liang, is there any more ingredients in the kitchen? Do we have any codfish and shrimps left?&x201D;
&x201C;Yes&x2014;yes, we do have those ingredients in the kitchen,&x201D; Sister Liang quickly replied as she hurried into the kitchen to take the ingredients out for Jiang Yuning.
Sister Liang assumed that Jiang Yuning was good at cooking because she had specially requested for the two specific ingredients. She thought that Jiang Yuning was probably a master chef.
After getting the ingredients, Jiang Yuning suddenly felt embarrassed and she quickly pushed Sister Liang out of the kitchen. &x201C;Sister Liang, you can get off work already. I can prepare these dishes by myself.&x201D;
&x201C;Are you sure you can do it?&x201D;
&x201C;Don&x2019;t worry. I will not hurt myself,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied.
&x201C;I am worried about my kitchen&x2026;&x201D; Sister Liang said as she laughed and took off her apron before helping Jiang Yuning to put it on. &x201C;You should be careful with all the kitchen and tableware. Sir is very selective. He would not eat any dish that is served on any other tableware.&x201D;
&x201C;Alright, I understand,&x201D; Jiang Yuning nodded sincerely before sending Sister Liang out of the villa.
After sending Sister Liang off, Jiang Yuning started getting busy in the kitchen.
The first thing that Lu Jingzhi realized when he entered the villa was the burning smell that was coming from the kitchen. Lu Jingzhi quickly ran into the kitchen to find out what was going on. When he entered the kitchen, he saw Jiang Yuning standing in front of the stove with a burning pan right in front of her.
Lu Jingzhi pursed his lips tightly before pulling Jiang Yuning out of the kitchen. He then skillfully extinguished the fire in the kitchen even though he was burning in rage. What was this woman trying to do?
&x201C;I am dead&x2014;I am dead&x2014;Sister Liang is going to kill me tomorrow,&x201D; Jiang Yuning said as she stared at the condition of the stove and the horrible mess that she had made in the kitchen.
Lu Jingzhi strode out of the kitchen towards Jiang Yuning, removing his tie along the way. He stared at Jiang Yuning condescendingly and asked in a slightly annoyed tone, &x201C;What are you trying to do? Are you finding new ways to die again?&x201D;
&x201C;Can you think better of me for once in your life?&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she rubbed her face with her hands. She did not realize that she had soot on her hands and at this moment, she had rubbed it all over her face.
Lu Jingzhi was about to reach out his hand to wipe that stain off her face for her but before he could do anything, she had already run back into the kitchen. Lu Jingzhi watched as Jiang Yuning carried a plate out of the kitchen carefully as though it was some sort of treasure. &x201C;Thank god&x2014;fortunately, this can still be eaten.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi looked down at the dish and could not help but ask, &x201C;What&x2014;what is this?&x201D;
&x201D; Three cup codfish 1 ,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied excitedly. She pulled out a pair of chopsticks from her apron and said, &x201C;Come sit down and try it.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi did not say anything but he could not bear to reject her as she looked so excited. He sat down at the dining table and took the pair of chopsticks from Jiang Yuning, before sampling the dish.
&x201C;How is it? How does it taste?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked as she waited for Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s reaction.
&x201C;It does not taste very good,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied.
The expression on Jiang Yuning&x2019;s face changed immediately. Dejected, she put the plate down on the dining table before looking at Lu Jingzhi. &x201C;Aunt was the one who had taught me how to make this dish. She said that you love to eat this dish together with shrimps. That was why I learned how to make this dish from her. I guess I just don&x2019;t have the talent for cooking&x2026; Forget it. I can&x2019;t even make noodles without burning the kitchen down. To think that these two dishes are the only two dishes that I know how to prepare&x2014;&x201D;
&x201C;But it tastes just like how my mom used to make it,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi suddenly added another sentence.
&x201C;It was not delicious, but it was special,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi said as he pulled Jiang Yuning towards him and sat her down on his lap. &x201C;Is this the evidence that you have prepared for me?&x201D;
&x201C;Are you surprised? I have always idolized you ever since I was a young girl. When we were still in school, there would always be so many girls who are interested in you and trying to go after you. I do not understand why you have suddenly decided to keep me by your side,&x201D; Jiang Yuning whispered softly as she lowered her head and leaned against Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s chest.
&x201C;Similarly, I do not understand how you could say you have already liked me for a long time. You have never once expressed your feelings for me, and you never resisted or tried to get out of the arranged marriage when your grandfather decided it.&x201D;
&x201C;How can you say that I have never tried to express myself or get out of the marriage?&x201D; Jiang Yuning exclaimed in dissatisfaction. &x201C;Why don&x2019;t you speak for yourself then? Why do you want to make me your woman all of a sudden? Is it because you pity me or do you just want to humiliate me?&x201D;
&x201C;Have I even humiliated you once from the start until now?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning did not speak but shook her head silently. Lu Jingzhi had not only taken great care of her but he had also given in to all her whims and requests.