Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Early the next morning.
The driver sent by Lu Jingzhi was already waiting outside the gate of the villa. The driver was already arranged by Lu Jingzhi last night to bring Jiang Yuning to meet the lawyer who previously worked for the Jiang family.
Jiang Yuning dressed up specially for the occasion. She put on an orange chiffon blouse and matched it with an A-line white skirt. She looked extremely elegant and energetic in her outfit.
Jiang Yuning got into the car early in the morning, but halfway through their journey, she suddenly realized that the place where the driver was driving her to looked extremely familiar.
&x201C;Are we heading to the cemetery?&x201D;
&x201C;Yes, Miss Jiang. Lawyer Qin died of liver cancer two years ago,&x201D; the driver replied flatly.
Jiang Yuning was shocked as she had not expected this to happen. She then asked, &x201C;Did he leave any family behind?&x201D;
&x201C;Miss Jiang, you can rest assured. Second Young Master already planned out everything for them even though both the mother and son do not deserve his kindness at all,&x201D; the driver replied once again.
After listening to the driver&x2019;s words, the expression on Jiang Yuning&x2019;s face changed immediately. Therefore, she asked the driver once again, &x201C;Has Second Brother always been in touch with the Jiang family lawyer?&x201D;
&x201C;Isn&x2019;t it obvious?&x201D; The driver replied as he smiled.
&x201C;After visiting the cemetery, could you please bring me to visit the lawyer&x2019;s family?&x201D; Jiang Yuning quickly asked as her doubts are increasing. She could vaguely guess what had happened but she was afraid that she might be overthinking everything.
&x201C;Yes, sure. However, Miss Jiang, be sure to pay attention and distinguish between what is true and what is false when the mother and son are speaking as not everything that they say is true.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning nodded before lowering her head. She understood what the driver was trying to tell her.
It seemed that everyone that Lu Jingzhi sent to look after her was always someone that Lu Jingzhi trusted personally. This seemed to be the case when it came to Sister Liang and also the driver today.
The driver continued driving and soon, they arrived at the largest cemetery in Luo City. Jiang Yuning bought a bunch of flowers at the foot of the hill as a token of respect for the lawyer.
She had not expected that her benefactor would be gone so soon. In the past, she was still so young and therefore, when the burden of the debt that her mother had left behind was passed on to her, all she wanted to do was escape. However, that Lawyer Qin had helped her out and, in the end, left her with completely no debt at all. After years of taking care of her grandfather who was ill, and after entering the entertainment industry, she tried looking for Lawyer Qin to no avail.
Unexpectedly, the next time that she saw her benefactor would be in this manner. Jiang Yuning subconsciously stood in front of Lawyer Qin&x2019;s tomb for two hours.
&x201C;Miss Jiang, we should go now.&x201D; It was only after the driver started urging her to go that they finally left the cemetery.
Jiang Yuning did not speak a word after getting back into the car. She felt as though God was unfair as he did not even give her a chance to thank her benefactor in person.
The driver then drove Jiang Yuning to a residential area and he drove until he arrived right in front of Mrs. Qin&x2019;s house. &x201C;Miss Jiang, we are here.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning looked at the door and then stepped forward to ring the doorbell. The person who opened the door was a thin middle-aged woman who had a dreamy expression on her face. The woman looked lifeless at first but as soon as she saw Jiang Yuning, the expression on her face changed immediately.
&x201C;Are you Mrs. Qin?&x201D;
&x201C;Miss Jiang, please come inside,&x201D; Mrs. Qin quickly turned her body sideways to make way for Jiang Yuning to enter the house.
&x201C;Do you know me?&x201D;
&x201C;I have seen you before when Qin used to be handling matters for the Jiang family,&x201D; Mrs. Qin said as she welcomed Jiang Yuning into her house and started pouring her a cup of tea. &x201C;Miss Jiang, please take a seat. Unfortunately, Qin has already passed away for a few years. Did you come to get closure on the matter involving the Jiang family?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning paused for a moment before she smiled and said, &x201C;Yes. I would like to know exactly how much debt the Jiang family was in the past and how did the matter get resolved eventually?&x201D;
&x201C;When your father mysteriously disappeared, your mother was given the burden of handling the family businesses of the Jiang family. Unfortunately, as a single woman, your mother was not able to prevent the Jiang family business from falling into a crisis.&x201D;
&x201C;In order to save the Jiang family, your mother asked Qin to help to stabilize the Jiang family&x2019;s financial crisis as she headed to the United States to ask for help from some of her friends. Shortly after that, she was finally able to raise up enough money to repay the debt that the Jiang family owed. However, she had to stay in the United States to pay off her debt to her friends. In order to relieve you from any psychological burden, she asked Qin to keep the truth from you. Your mother had suffered a lot overseas to finally get where she is,&x201D; Mrs. Qin recalled carefully. &x201C;You must have hated your mother for the past few years.&x201D;
&x201C;Impossible&x2026;&x201D; Jiang Yuning retorted immediately. &x201C;I do not believe you.&x201D;
&x201C;Miss Jiang, why would I lie to you? You should not hate your mother. She really suffered a lot for the sake of the Jiang family. If you really want to look for evidence, there are many ways to verify the truth. It all depends on whether you want to believe it or not.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning stayed in Mrs. Qin&x2019;s house for a long time and when she came out of her house, two hours had already passed.
When Jiang Yuning left the house, she had mix feelings. She also left Mrs. Qin some money as a token of appreciation.
Jiang Yuning opened the car door and subsequently got into the back seat of the car. She did not speak a word as she was still lost in thought.
&x201C;Did Mrs. Qin tell you that the Jiang family&x2019;s debt was handled by your mother in the past?&x201D; the driver asked as he looked at Jiang Yuning from the rear-view mirror.
&x201C;Uncle, do you know more about the actual situation?&x201D; Jiang Yuning quickly leaned forward and asked the driver curiously.
&x201C;Don&x2019;t you believe what Mrs. Qin just told you?&x201D; The driver continued driving after asking Jiang Yuning the question.
&x201C;I guess that she had probably forgotten that I am an actress. Her acting was too unnatural. First of all, she said that she had seen me before when I was young and that was why she could recognize me immediately. However, my looks have changed a lot over the past few years and therefore, I find it unbelievable that she could recognize me in an instance. Of course, I cannot rule out the fact that she had been following news about me on the entertainment industry. Secondly, as soon as I entered her house, she knew that I was going to ask about the events that had occurred in the past. It seemed as though she knew that I would be coming and it seemed obvious that whatever she told me was pre-planned,&x201D; Jiang Yuning said as she had so many doubts in her heart.
Furthermore, Mrs. Qin had been speaking up for Fu Yahui as soon as she entered the house.
If Fu Yahui did not abandon them in the past, the Jiang family would not have faced such a big crisis. Every company would have its own business management system. Even if the policymaker had an accident, there would be other board directors who could still preside and take over the whole situation.
Therefore, Jiang Yuning did not believe a single word that Mrs. Qin had said to her.
Moreover, Jiang Yuning still had her doubt about one matter. Why was Lu Jingzhi so clear about the Jiang family&x2019;s lawyer and why did he stay in contact with Lawyer Qin even after all these years?
&x201C;Since Miss Jiang understand clearly in your heart, why don&x2019;t you dare to prove your guess?&x201D; The driver asked with a smile on his face. &x201C;That year, the Jiang family&x2019;s finances were emptied out, leaving you with eight hundred million worth of debt. You were only nineteen years old at that time. How were you going to handle it?&x201D;
&x201C;Eight hundred million?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked with her eyes wide open.
&x201C;Yes, it was definitely eight hundred million.&x201D; The driver nodded in certainty.
&x201C;It was Second Young Master who sold all of the inheritance that the mistress had left behind for him. He also borrowed money from some of his friends. He did not want to bother the Lu family with any of this but he was also determined to help Miss Jiang repay the eight hundred million debt that your family owed&x2026;&x201D; The driver replied with a serious expression on his face, revealing the secret that he had been keeping on behalf of the second young master. &x201C;Five years ago, I accompanied the second young master to Lawyer Qin&x2019;s house to settle your debt for you. For the past few years, I have also been the one handling Lawyer Qin&x2019;s affairs.