Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
After listening to Huo Yuxi&x2019;s explanation, Fu Yahui&x2019;s anger slowly dissipated. After all, she had her doubts about the entire event that had unfolded today. What Huo Yuxi had just mentioned was not entirely unreasonable.
&x201C;You can get up.&x201D;
&x201C;Mommy, what should I do now?&x201D; Huo Yuxi said as she looked down at her lower abdomen and started patting it gently. &x201C;I know that it is not right for me to steal someone else&x2019;s fianc&xE9;, what&x2019;s more when it is Jiang Yuning&x2019;s fianc&xE9;. However, they had never had any feelings for one another before. I could not help falling in love with him. Moreover, they have already annulled their engagement now.&x201D;
&x201C;You should not be asking me what you should do about this matter. You should be asking the Lu family what they want to do about this,&x201D; Fu Yahui said as she felt extremely uncomfortable about what her stepdaughter had done. &x201C;I know that you still want to get married into the Lu family. If the Lu family does not object, but agrees to accept you into their family, then you can go ahead and marry Lu Zongye.&x201D;
&x201C;But for Jiang Yuning&x2019;s side&x2014;&x201D;
&x201C;I will make it up to her with some other conditions,&x201D; Fu Yahui replied impatiently.
&x201C;Then I shall thank you in advance on behalf of the baby in my tummy, Mommy,&x201D; Huo Yuxi excitedly held onto Fu Yahui&x2019;s hand and said. She was extremely excited because getting married into the Lu family would be the biggest day of her life.
Nowadays, the children of these established and prestigious families are getting more and more popular and among the rich kids that she had targeted, Lu Zongye was the easiest one to get.
Furthermore, Huo Yuxi also felt the thrill of snatching what initially belonged to Jiang Yuning. After all, the person with the higher chance of marrying into the Lu family was now her and not Jiang Yuning.
Therefore, in this way, she was still the winner in the end.
What she did not know was that with the turn of events right now, Jiang Yuning might very well turn out to be her second sister-in-law one day. How would she react when that day finally comes?
The reason why Fu Yahui agreed to let Huo Yuxi marry into the Lu family was because she did not want to give Jiang Yuning another chance to marry into the Lu family. She did not want Jiang Yuning to have the strength and the power to go up against her and deal with her. Furthermore, if the event that had unfolded earlier today was really planned out by Jiang Yuning, she would have to place more obstacles in Jiang Yuning&x2019;s way to prevent her from getting what she wanted.
She had promised to sign Jiang Yuning up with Millennium Entertainment and start up her acting career for her again because she knew very well how the entertainment industry worked. If she signed Jiang Yuning up with the agency, she would then be able to use the rules in the entertainment circle to control her own daughter.
The secretary who had traveled a long distance just to uncover the truth for the principal finally brought the gatekeeper of Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s alma mater to the gate of the villa early in the morning.
After entering the villa, the old man looked around the entire living room. This was because he had never had the opportunity to enter such a beautiful place. Sometimes, different people really have different lives. After all, the Lu family had already been wealthy and established for a very long time.
When the old man saw the mature and grown up Lu Jingzhi walking down the stairs, he could not help but sigh. The boy who had been extremely talented during his schooling days had become even more successful after he had graduated.
Looking at Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s physique and looks that he was blessed with, it was no wonder that so many girls fell for him during his schooling days.
&x201C;Uncle, can you please tell our master again about the incident that you have told me about last night?&x201D; The secretary invited the old man to take a seat on the sofa when he saw that Lu Jingzhi had already sat down.
&x201C;The incident relating to that young girl?&x201D; The old man looked up and asked with a serious expression on his face. &x201C;Do you still intend to look for that girl now?&x201D;
The secretary did not reply but merely straightened his body as he stared at Lu Jingzhi. At this time, Jiang Yuning who was wearing a white lace dress started walking down the stairs from the second floor.
&x201C;We have guests?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked as she stared curiously at the old man who was sitting down opposite Lu Jingzhi. For a moment, she did not have any reaction but she merely thought why did it seem like Lu Jingzhi wanted everyone to find out that she was living with him?
&x201C;Isn&x2019;t this that very same girl?&x201D; The old man stood up and pointed excitedly at Jiang Yuning. &x201C;Turns out that she was already here with you all along. So, what are you still looking for?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning frowned as she carefully observed the old man. She had a feeling that he looked extremely familiar.
&x201C;What are you looking at? Whose supper did you eat every night when you were squatting in front of the gate, waiting for Lu Jingzhi to come back?&x201D; The old man said as he was extremely dissatisfied with the way that Jiang Yuning was staring at him.
After listening to the old man, a memory from the past suddenly returned to Jiang Yuning. &x201C;You are the gatekeeper uncle&x2026;&x201D;
What was wrong with Lu Jingzhi? What was he trying to prove by bringing this old man all the way here?
&x201C;At least you still have a conscience. It seems like you have finally gotten your lover in the end. Therefore, the number of days that you have spent being an ice sculpture outside the gate had not been wasted.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning suddenly blushed because Lu Jingzhi did not know about that incident. Now that she was directly exposed, she felt a little embarrassed.
Therefore, Jiang Yuning quickly ran to the old man&x2019;s side and whispered to him, &x201C;Uncle, can we please stop talking about this?&x201D;
&x201C;Why don&x2019;t you want to talk about it? Many people in school know what you did anyway.&x201D;
&x201C;But he doesn&x2019;t know&x2014;&x201D; Jiang Yuning quietly whispered to the old man.
&x201C;After such a long time, your lover still does not know what stupid thing you actually did for him that year? This silly girl. She was waiting out in the cold, under the snow for you, refusing to leave because she was afraid that she would miss you when you came into school. However, you were not in school during that entire period and even though we tried contacting you, you were unreachable. Therefore, the only thing that she could do was to wait.&x201D; The old man ignored what Jiang Yuning had just said and spoke directly to Lu Jingzhi because he was afraid that Lu Jingzhi would not understand what this girl had done for him in the past.
&x201C;Which winter was this?&x201D; Lu Jingzhi was feeling a little warm and he suppressed his own emotions as he asked the old man the question.
&x201C;It was nine years ago,&x201D; the old man quickly replied. &x201C;I could remember very clearly that the snow was the heaviest that winter.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning started feeling more embarrassed and so she quickly turned around and started ignoring these people. She finally understood why Lu Jingzhi brought the old man all the way here. He wanted to make sure of her feelings for him.
However, the more she thought about it, the more she felt that she had been very foolish in the past. She had been extremely foolish.
That winter, nine years ago&x2026; nothing much had happened except that Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s mother was gone.
&x201C;That girl who was about fifteen or sixteen years old at that time, had more perseverance than anyone I had ever met,&x201D; the old man said as he sighed once again.
Before Jiang Yuning could say anything, Lu Jingzhi had already grabbed hold of Jiang Yuning&x2019;s arm and pulled her back to the bedroom upstairs. He pushed her up against the wall and looked directly into her eyes.
&x201C;Can you please explain yourself?&x201D;
&x201C;What is there to explain?&x201D; Jiang Yuning could not help but try to escape Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s gaze. &x201C;I just did a foolish thing in the past which I have completely forgotten about. Where did you find him?&x201D;
&x201C;Why did you go all the way to the school to find me?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning did not answer immediately but merely kept her head down. After thinking for a short while, she then looked up at Lu Jingzhi before replying, &x201C;That year, Aunt had already passed away and your father had abandoned you. I was worried about you. That was why I went all the way to your school to look for you. However, you were not at the school and therefore, I decided to wait a little while in case you would return after a short while. I did not expect that I would have unknowingly waited outside your school for a few days. All I can remember is that winter was really cold that year.&x201D;
After listening to her explanation, Lu Jingzhi carried her up and placed her on the bed before kissing her passionately and intensely.
&x201C;You were that worried about me?&x201D;
&x201C;At that time, I liked you so much that I could no longer control myself,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she laid under Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s body. Her dress was all messed up and her makeup was smudged all over her face.
Since she had already said so much, Jiang Yuning mustered up the courage to add another sentence.
&x201C;I know that you never had to concern yourself with any girls. I also know that you hated me but I really wanted to see you and make sure that you were okay. As long as you were fine, my wait would have been worth it. However, I did not manage to wait for you and after I went back home, I was down with a high fever for a whole week.&x201D;