Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
&x201C;You don&x2019;t need to bother about anything else. All you have to do is to pretend to run into them at the cafe. We have already arranged for the reporters to interview her on the spot. This would save everyone the time and effort, so why not?&x201D;
Huo Yuxi felt as though something was not right, but she could not tell what it was.
Although she felt that what the agency was doing was despicable, she could not stand still and do nothing while all the important acting roles that should have been hers, fell into the hands of some other actresses.
Therefore, she did not reject the agency&x2019;s arrangements.
However, her stepmother was a smart person. She would definitely not believe that Huo Yuxi ran into them coincidentally. Therefore, she knew that her stepmother would definitely not let her off so easily.
At two o&x2019;clock in the afternoon, Jiang Yuning went to the closet and picked out a brown plaid skirt and matched it with a blue denim jacket. Her dressing exuded a sense of youth, confidence, and playfulness.
After changing into her outfit, Jiang Yuning looked at herself in the mirror before picking up the car keys and heading downstairs. As she was heading out of the villa, she saw Sister Liang coming back after her trip to the supermarket. Jiang Yuning could see many boxes of sanitary pads in the grocery bags that Sister Liang was carrying.
As her menstruation was about to come to an end, Jiang Yuning felt embarrassed and started blushing uncontrollably.
That man&x2026; wasn&x2019;t he exaggerating it?
&x201C;Miss Jiang, don&x2019;t be embarrassed. After all, this is for your own protection.&x201D;
&x201C;Sister Liang, I will talk to you about this later. I am heading out right now. I will try to be home before Second Brother comes home,&x201D; Jiang Yuning quickly replied. She was not ready to face this kind of conversation. After all, she did not have much expectations for this kind of thing. It was all because her history with Lu Zongye had given her too many bad memories and therefore, she did not have any good feelings when it came to this kind of things.
&x201C;Sir is really good at controlling himself.&x201D; Sister Liang could not help but sigh as she watched Jiang Yuning&x2019;s walking away.
Jiang Yuning continued blushing and even after she got into the car, she could not help but think about how she had kissed Lu Jingzhi earlier in the morning.
Jiang Yuning drove the black sedan into the bustling heart of Luo City and she arrived at the Butterfly Music Cafe half an hour earlier. This was because she wanted to pick the best location to sit down. She wanted a spot that seemed hidden, but was somehow be easy to discover.
After picking a spot, Jiang Yuning ordered a cup of coffee as she sat down and started eating the cake and dessert that she had ordered.
For the past five years, Jiang Yuning had already convinced herself that she no longer had a mother. She knew very well that her mother did not come back to look for her. It was only because Huo Yuxi had exposed Fu Yahui&x2019;s identity that she had no other choice but to contact Jiang Yuning. After all, she was the centre of attention because of all the scandals surrounding her now. Fu Yahui understood that this was something that she should not underestimate.
After half an hour, the clocked turned three o&x2019;clock sharp.
After looking at the time, Jiang Yuning saw Ms. Ava walking in hurriedly. She was wearing a full black suit and a pair of sunglasses to hide her identity. Ms. Ava stood in front of Jiang Yuning as she put down her golden rhombic clutch.
&x201C;Did you choose this spot to sit at?&x201D; Fu Yahui asked, as she sat down and cautiously looked around them, afraid to be seen by any reporters.
&x201C;Yes. This is a good location. It is hidden,&x201D; Jiang Yuning whispered as she held the coffee mug in her hand.
&x201C;Why don&x2019;t you greet your mother?&x201D; Fu Yahui said as she took off her sunglasses and lit a cigarette in front of Jiang Yuning. The sight of her smoking really carried the charm of a successful person.
&x201C;I thought that you did not want me anymore,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied with a smile on her face. She held onto her cup and fidgeted as though she was extremely nervous.
&x201C;Yuning, I know that you blame me for everything that had happened but I did not have any other choice. Your father had mysteriously disappeared and I was having insomnia every night. All those sleepless nights were driving me insane and I had no other choice but to leave. Now that I am back and you are already all grown up, tell me what I can do to make it up to you. Mommy will definitely fulfil any request that you have.&x201D;
&x201C;I am doing fine now&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;Stop lying to me. You don&x2019;t have to lie to me. I know that you have lost everything. So, tell me which agency you would like to work with, and I will definitely help you to get into that agency,&x201D; Fu Yahui said, showing extreme generosity. &x201C;Mommy knows that you have suffered a lot.&x201D;
&x201C;I only want to know if you are really Huo Yuxi&x2019;s stepmother?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked as she looked at Fu Yahui with eyes that seemed extremely hopeful that her mother would deny it.
&x201C;That is merely a coincidence,&x201D; Fu Yahui replied indifferently. &x201C;Your mother has a lot of money now. Therefore, I will definitely support you in anything that you want or plan to do. Yuning, your days of suffering are over. Mommy will try to make up for all the suffering and pain that you had gone through.&x201D;
&x201C;Then&x2026; I want to go to the same agency where Huo Yuxi is,&x201D; Jiang Yuning quickly replied. It sounded as though she was a jealous daughter who was just trying to get her mother&x2019;s attention.
Fu Yahui did not suspect anything and merely thought that the daughter seated before her was still as childish and innocent as she used to be and therefore, could be dealt with easily.
&x201C;That will not be an issue, I can arrange it for you but Yuning, the incident where Mommy left you in the past cannot be known by the media. Mommy had no other choice in the past. So, can you&x2014;&x201D;
&x201C;Don&x2019;t worry, I understand. I will not say anything to the media,&x201D; Jiang Yuning quickly answered, pretending to be dumb.
She even put on an expression that made it seemed like she was really gullible and believed everything that she said.
Jiang Yuning knew that if she acted this way, Fu Yahui would keep showering her with gifts and keep trying to please her just so that she could keep her secret and maintain her image as a perfect career woman.
Jiang Yuning knew that there would be no family values in a woman who would abandon her family and children just sixty-three days after her husband disappeared.
Therefore, Jiang Yuning was not that na&xEF;ve to believe that Fu Yahui actually cared about her own biological daughter.
&x201C;Yuning, you have really grown up&x2026; Mommy will make sure to make you famous in future.&x201D;
This kind of words are usually said to little girls because all young children want is to be famous and favoured by everyone.
&x201C;Thank you, Mommy,&x201D; Jiang Yuning said with a smile on her face that hid her true intentions.
Just as the both of them were happily chatting and reminiscing, a woman dressed in a long red dress walked over and stared at Fu Yahui. &x201C;Mommy, what are you doing here?&x201D;
Fu Yahui turned up to look at Huo Yuxi and the expression on her face changed immediately. She quickly stood up and said, &x201C;Huo Yuxi&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;It&x2019;s you.&x201D; Huo Yuxi could not see who the person who was sitting opposite Fu Yahui was as she could only see her back view as she was walking towards them. She could not help but sneer at Jiang Yuning now that she knew that it was her. &x201C;Jiang Yuning, how much more despicable can you be? You are looking for my mother to complain to her about Lu Zongye? How can you be so shameless? You do not have any manners indeed. Maybe it is because you have a mother who does not know how to teach you any manners.&x201D;
After listening to Huo Yuxi&x2019;s words, Fu Yahui looked at her angrily and replied, &x201C;What are you saying?&x201D;
&x201C;Mommy, you do not have to entertain this person. She is just a small artiste who can barely make it in the industry. Don&x2019;t listen to whatever that she says. I don&x2019;t want you to misunderstand me because of her.&x201D;
Huo Yuxi did not expect that the person that her stepmother was meeting up with was in fact Jiang Yuning.
She felt relieved that she had come over personally. Otherwise, she did not know what that shrewd woman would have told her stepmother.
At this time, the reporters arranged by Millennium Entertainment quickly rushed over and kept filming and taking photographs of the three of them.
However, none of them had expected that Jiang Yuning would be here and therefore, the atmosphere was extremely awkward.
Fu Yahui&x2019;s expression was extremely ugly at the moment because she already knew that this was all arranged by Huo Yuxi and that she was up to one of her little tricks again.
&x201C;Jiang Yuning, I did not expect you to be this kind of person. I know that I have hurt you before in the past. I know that my actions have hurt your feelings but I have already been punished for it. I can&x2019;t believe that you are confronting my mother now just because of that&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;Top Actress Huo, is snatching people your ancestor&x2019;s habit?&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied sarcastically as she stood up and faced Huo Yuxi.