Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
It seemed like there was a lot of misunderstanding between the both of them.
&x201C;Let&x2019;s clarify something today. You say that you have tried to express your feelings for me before. When and how did you do it?&x201D; Lu Jingzhi asked Jiang Yuning without holding back. As far as he knew, Jiang Yuning had never displayed any affection or feelings before. All he could remember was that she had always been rather cautious and fearful of him all these years.
&x201C;Do you still remember what happened at the Lu family feast when I was fourteen years old? Aunt was not feeling well that day and you were very worried about her. I wanted to get close to you to comfort you, but you pushed me away and said that I was being nosy.&x201D;
&x201C;I was in a bad mood after getting rejected and pushed away by you but I was also worried about Aunt so I went into the kitchen to check on her. She told me that you liked to eat these two dishes and she asked me if I would like to learn how to make it. For the past few years, I had been really busy in the entertainment industry, but whenever I had time, I would always try to perfect my skills in preparing these two dishes. Sometimes, I don&x2019;t even believe it myself.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning sounded depressed when she said that sentence.
That was the first time that she had been so determined about getting anything done. The only reason why she was worried about Lu Jingzhi was also that she liked him.
She felt as though she had been awfully wronged.
Lu Jingzhi listened silently to Jiang Yuning and he did not say anything.
He remembered that night. He was eighteen years old at that time. That night at the family feast, they were all discussing what was going to happen after Jiang Yuning got married to Lu Zongye. How could he be happy?
He was cold to her because he cared and he was jealous that she was engaged to his brother.
&x201C;Furthermore, when I was fifteen years old, I wrote you a letter and sent it to your university even though I did not sign it. I just wanted to secretly commemorate your birthday and I did not expect any response from you. I know that there are so many people who like you, so who am I to you?&x201D; Jiang Yuning said self-deprecatingly. &x201C;I do not understand why it is so difficult for you to believe that I have always liked you. Don&x2019;t you know that it is really easy to fall for you?&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi paused for a while after listening to Jiang Yuning&x2019;s story before he quietly asked, &x201C;Are you sure you are not making this up?&x201D;
After listening to Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s words, Jiang Yuning got angry and stood up immediately. &x201C;Forget it. You don&x2019;t need to believe me if you don&x2019;t want to believe me.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi quickly stood up when he saw Jiang Yuning walking away from him. He carried her up in his arms and started walking towards the bedroom. &x201C;I am keeping you by my side just because I want you to be my woman. There is no other specific reason.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning lifted her head and looked up at Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s throat and face. She could not help but start blushing because she was shy. &x201C;I understand. You can put me down already.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi carried her into the bathroom and told her to face the mirror. He hugged her gently from the back and then slowly lifted his hand to help her wipe the soot off her face. &x201C;How much more had Lu Zongye bullied you all these years?&x201D;
&x201C;Well&x2014;when it comes to all the things that the scumbag had done to me, I could go on and on from dawn till dusk,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied, suddenly feeling extremely angry at Lu Zongye. She started to calm down and regained her composure when she saw Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s reflection in the mirror. &x201C;I am dealing with him right now, and that might affect the Lu family&x2019;s reputation. Will you blame me for that?&x201D;
&x201C;If I am mad at you, would I still come and see you now?&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied indifferently. In reality, Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s heart and mind were in turmoil. He finally realized that there were some many things about Jiang Yuning that he had never known before. All these years, he had always blamed Jiang Yuning for not doing anything, but it seemed like there was more to it than what he could see on the surface. There are certain things that even he himself was uncertain of.
While trying to understand what was going on in Jiang Yuning&x2019;s mind, Lu Jingzhi also had to find out what Lu Zongye had done to her for the past few years. He wanted to know what convinced Jiang Yuning to sacrifice her own reputation and take the blame for everything, just so she could annul her engagement to Lu Zongye.
&x201C;Hey, can you please help me to explain things to Sister Liang before you leave for work in the morning tomorrow?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked when she suddenly thought about the mess that she had made in the kitchen. She quickly turned around and buried her head deep in Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s chest.
&x201C;You don&x2019;t need to enter the kitchen anymore in the future. Anyway, I do not like those two dishes anymore after my mom passed away.&x201D;
After listening to what Lu Jingzhi had just said, Jiang Yuning felt even more lost. In the past, she felt comforted because she knew and was able to prepare something that Lu Jingzhi liked. Now that Lu Jingzhi no longer enjoyed these two dishes, Jiang Yuning felt nothing but emptiness inside.
However, she did not dare to ask Lu Jingzhi the reason why he no longer liked those dishes as she was afraid that it would be something related to his mother.
&x201C;It has nothing to do with my mom&x2014;but some other things happened that made it that way,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi said. It seemed as though he could see right through Jiang Yuning.
&x2018;Things that are related to you&x2026;&x2019;
Lu Jingzhi did not say tell Jiang Yuning the later part of the sentence because he suddenly had some guesses himself. Jiang Yuning probably did not even know about it.
&x201C;What about you? It is only fair if I get to ask you a question after you ask me a question, right?&x201D; Jiang Yuning said as she looked Lu Jingzhi straight in the eyes.
&x201C;Alright, go ahead and ask,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied as he reached out his hand and grabbed a towel.
&x201C;Do you really like me?&x201D;
&x201C;Yes.&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied without any hesitation as he used the towel to wipe Jiang Yuning&x2019;s wet face.
Upon hearing his answer, Jiang Yuning&x2019;s heart starting beating uncontrollably. She was extremely nervous and could not help but say, &x201C;Liar!&x201D;
&x201C;Once I sort everything out, I promise I will tell you everything from the start,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied as he put the towel away before looking at Jiang Yuning.
Jiang Yuning nodded her head in acknowledgment. She was satisfied with his answer.
&x201C;Furthermore, you are the lady of this house. Sister Liang will not blame you for anything.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning was extremely happy when she heard Lu Jingzhi say that she was the lady of the house.
The two of them quickly washed up before heading to bed. Jiang Yuning was now more courageous as she knew that Lu Jingzhi would not do anything to her because she was having her menstruation. She placed her head on Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s chest as she put her leg around his body.
She looked up and kept observing Lu Jingzhi as he was reading his book.
She did not know why the more she interacted with Lu Jingzhi, the more she felt as though he was keeping a lot of secrets from her. Most of the time, she could feel Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s protection and possessiveness over her but she did not understand when and why he started feeling this way.
Lu Jingzhi had never expressed his feelings for her before this, so should she believe that he was passionately in love with her now?
Jiang Yuning was extremely confused. She felt as though this situation was way more complicated in comparison to whatever was happening in the entertainment industry. She did not want to think about it anymore. Anyway, this man had already promised to give her an answer once he had sorted everything out. Therefore, Jiang Yuning crawled under the quilt and then fell asleep with her head resting on top of Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s lower abdomen.
Lu Jingzhi looked down at Jiang Yuning and he was amazed that this little fox could fall asleep in this kind of posture. He shook his head helplessly.
After Jiang Yuning had fallen asleep, Lu Jingzhi quickly made a phone call to his secretary. &x201C;I want you to find something for me.&x201D;
The secretary who had woken up from his deep slumber thought that the principal was about to ask him to do something extremely important. The secretary was in disbelief when the principal asked him to find a love letter that had been posted to him nine years ago. If it was already so long ago, how would he be able to find it?
Argh! The principal was always giving him all these impossible tasks.
Ugh! He was not Doraemon!
Lu Jingzhi got out of bed to clean up the mess in the kitchen as Jiang Yuning continued sleeping. He even ate the plate of codfish and shrimp that was already cold.
The food did not taste good and he might even fall sick after eating it, but Lu Jingzhi ate everything on the plate. After washing up the dishes, Lu Jingzhi finally returned to the bedroom.
There were some feelings that you thought would be long gone once you have been hurt deeply before.
However, whenever he was facing her, he could not bring himself to swear at her or to humiliate her in any way.
His lover had finally returned to his side. He would never let her go again.
Jiang Yuning slept very well that night. When she woke up the next morning, the spot next to her on the bed was already empty. He seemed to be very busy all the time.
Jiang Yuning got out of bed and washed up before heading downstairs. She suddenly received a phone call from Ku Jie when she was having her breakfast. &x201C;Yuning, the Lu family took Grandpa away&x2026;&x201D;