Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Now that both Lu Jingzhi and Fu Yahui were standing on Jiang Yuning&x2019;s side and speaking on her behalf, Li Shutong was naturally unhappy. However, she had to silently endure it as not to jeopardize Lu Zongye&x2019;s wedding.
&x201C;If that is the case, then it would be better to set another date for the elders to sit down and discuss the wedding. We will just treat tonight as a family making time to sit down and catch up with one another,&x201D; Li Shutong said as she looked at Fu Yahui.
&x201C;That is fine with me,&x201D; Fu Yahui replied. She had not expected that Lu Zongye would have no position in the family at all.
Jiang Yuning was happily enjoying her dinner as the rest of them spoke. Although everyone was targeting her and making life difficult for her, she was still happy because someone was taking care of her and looking out for her.
After she had finished her dinner, Jiang Yuning secretly texted Lu Jingzhi under the table. &x201C;Second brother, I want to go home soon.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s cell phone vibrated and he stared at the text message with a straight face as he typed out his reply to Jiang Yuning&x2019;s text message. &x201C;Wait for me. I will go back with you.&x201D;
He wanted to go back with her?
But how was he going to explain it to them?
Jiang Yuning coughed a little, but then decided that she should not worry about it. After all, this was second brother. He would know exactly what to do.
As everyone was about to finish their dinner, Huo Yuxi suddenly turned around and whispered quietly to Lu Zongye, &x201C;I am feeling a little hungry.&x201D;
&x201C;I will bring you out to eat.&x201D; After that, Lu Zongye put down his cutlery and then said to Li Shutong, &x201C;Mom, Yuxi is not feeling well. I will take her out for a walk.&x201D;
&x201C;Okay, go.&x201D; Li Shutong then stared at Huo Yuxi&x2019;s stomach before saying, &x201C;You are pregnant now so you have to be careful with what you eat. Do you understand? Be especially careful when it comes to eating lamb meat.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning was amazed after listening to Li Shutong&x2019;s words.
Li Shutong had been staying at the Lu family mansion for such a long time. How could she not be influenced by the culture of the Lu family but still remain so unreasonably superstitious about everything?
&x201C;Mom, I am going to go home now too,&x201D; Jiang Yuning said to Fu Yahui as she put down the napkin that she had just used.
&x201C;Alright, go. Where are you staying now?&x201D; Fu Yahui casually asked.
&x201C;Jin Hui Yuan,&x201D; Jiang Yuning cautiously replied.
&x201C;It is on the way for me. If you want to, I can give you a ride home,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi quickly added to the conversation.
&x201C;Then&x2026;sorry to trouble you, second brother,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she hurriedly grabbed her silver purse from the sofa.
As the both of them were very awkward around one another, Fu Yahui did not suspect that anything was going on between the two of them. All Fu Yahui knew was that Lu Jingzhi was the future heir of the Lu family with a bright future ahead of him, and that Jiang Yuning was merely a passer-by in his life. Furthermore, the both of them had always been so polite and courteous to one another ever since they were young. She felt that the reason that Lu Jingzhi helped Jiang Yuning was because he felt bad for her due to what Lu Zongye had done.
It was not only Lu Jingzhi&x2014;even Fu Yahui herself was disappointed at Lu Zongye and his mother.
Li Shutong was originally from a lower-class family and therefore, even though she pretended to be from the upper class, anyone could easily tell from her actions and speech that she was from a lower-class family. All Li Shutong cared about was calculating the gains and benefits that she could reap out of the Lu family. Fu Yahui knew that there would be more drama in future after becoming in-laws with Li Shutong. She just had to wait and see what drama would unfold.
After exiting the Lu family mansion, the butler guided Jiang Yuning to Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s car, where he was already waiting for her.
Jiang Yuning coughed twice as she stared at the man sitting beside her. How did he manage to be so calm and composed all the time?
&x201C;Second young master. Miss Jiang. Have a safe journey home.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning smiled and as soon as the car started moving, she reached out her hand and started caressing Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s lap gently a few times.
Lu Jingzhi reached out his hand and held tightly onto the small hand that was caressing his lap. He gestured to her to be a little more discreet and not to act like this because he would not be able to help her if anything went out of hand.
After leaving the Lu family mansion, Jiang Yuning excitedly told Lu Jingzhi, &x201C;Second brother, I went to visit the Lu family member who was abandoned by Li Shutong in the past earlier today. I got a sample of her DNA tested against Lu Zhengbai&x2019;s DNA because even though it is necessary to determine that Lu Zongye is not related by blood to the Lu family, it is also essential to determine the identity of the other party.&x201D;
From her words, Lu Jingzhi knew that she had already known the results of the DNA test. Therefore, he asked her, &x201C;So, when do you intend to use this card?&x201D;
&x201C;I will definitely not use it now. Since Huo Yuxi is so determined to marry into the Lu family, I will let her do so,&x201D; Jiang Yuning scorned. &x201C;Huo Yuxi probably thinks that marrying into the Lu family would mean that she has won and that I have lost. I will wait to reveal the truth one day after their wedding, just so it would be too late for her to turn back and change her mind. I can&x2019;t wait to see the expression on her face once she realizes that she has married a phony person. That would be so stimulating and fun to watch.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning was not afraid to reveal all her vicious thoughts in front of Lu Jingzhi.
Maybe it was because she knew that he loved her and would always be on her side no matter what she did.
&x201C;Second brother, I want to help that Lu family member. She does resemble you a little. Maybe that is why I cannot bear for her to live so miserably,&x201D; Jiang Yuning said as she leaned on Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s shoulder. &x201C;What do you think?&x201D;
&x201C;I will get Secretary Ho to arrange help for her,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied as he patted her head gently.
&x201C;I really cannot wait to see the look on Li Shutong and Lu Zongye&x2019;s faces once they have lost everything that they have now. It would be best if they set the wedding date to be tomorrow.&x201D; Jiang Yuning could not calm down as soon as she thought about the moment that she could finally reveal the truth to the public. &x201C;But do you really think that Huo Yuxi is not beautiful? When the media compared me to Huo Yuxi in the past, all of them said that I cannot even be compared to her beauty.&x201D;
&x201C;I do not like those who have done plastic surgery before,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi simply replied.
&x201C;???&x201D; Jiang Yuning was shocked and she sat up quickly, staring at Lu Jingzhi in surprise.
&x201C;I heard this news from the plastic surgeon, Xu Liangzhou, who also happened to be the son of the deputy mayor.&x201D;
During Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s last gathering with his friends, Xu Liangzhou was curiously asking about the development between Lu Zongye and Huo Yuxi. That was when he brought up the fact that Huo Yuxi had undergone major plastic surgery on her face.
&x201C;When we have the chance, I will bring you along to meet some of my friends. You will be able to hear more about this then.&x201D;
That was Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s private and exclusive circle of friends. If he had the intention to bring her to meet them, then that meant that he was really intending to stay by her side.
Jiang Yuning smiled sweetly as she held tightly onto Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s hand and nodded her head.
She was so happy on the way back to the villa that it seemed as though she had forgotten that she had some homework to do tonight.
Principal Lu was going to tune her tonight. She was looking forward to it.
On the other side, Lu Zongye brought Huo Yuxi to a hidden French restaurant.
The both of them were extremely enraged as they thought about the dinner at the Lu family mansion tonight.
&x201C;Zongye, are we really not able to have a grand reception for our wedding? A woman will only get married once in her lifetime. I want us to have a dreamy and romantic wedding reception too. I only said all those words just now because I was sparing a thought for Jiang Yuning&x2019;s feelings. In fact, I am really hoping that we can have a really grand and extravagant wedding reception.&x201D;
&x201C;Why do you care about what she is feeling? Don&x2019;t worry, you can be rest assured that our wedding reception will be the most romantic and luxurious wedding that anyone has ever attended,&x201D; Lu Zongye confidently assured Huo Yuxi as he gently put his arms around her. &x201C;As for that little shrewd, Jiang Yuning, you don&x2019;t have to worry about that either. I will make sure to teach her a lesson and she will be able to relive her past very soon.&x201D;
Lu Zongye had not only set Jiang Yuning up when she was sixteen years old.
He had also tried to set her up when Jiang Yuning was seventeen, nineteen, and even when she had turned twenty-one years old.
That was why Jiang Yuning was so disgusted with him.
Lu Zongye did not even know that a big disaster was about to befall him. He thought that this was the happiest time of his life. However, he did not know that he was about to fall from heaven straight into hell.
&x201C;She must have talked bad about me in front of mommy. Mommy does not like me as much as she used to now,&x201D; Huo Yuxi could not help but complain.
Jiang Yuning is her biological daughter. You are only her stepdaughter, so what else were you expecting?
&x201C;Then, just find an opportunity to sow discord and snatch auntie away from Jiang Yuning completely. I have a way&x2026;&x201D;