Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
After putting on her makeup, Jiang Yuning slipped into a white chiffon dress. The long and flowy dress reflected a very ethereal feeling and made her look like a fairy.
When she turned around to look at Lu Jingzhi, she noticed that he had put on a full silver-colored suit. She did not know if he had purposely dressed that way in order to match her. When the two of them stood together, they did not look like they were going out for lunch, instead looking as though they were about to attend their own engagement ceremony.
As soon as she thought about this, Jiang Yuning immediately spoke to Lu Jingzhi, &x201C;Did you know that Lu Zongye and Huo Yuxi&x2019;s wedding has already been set for the sixth of next month?&x201D;
&x201C;Now I know,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied with a straight face as he had never been interested in other people&x2019;s affairs. He picked up a tie and handed it over to Jiang Yuning. &x201C;Put it on for me.&x201D;
&x201C;I do not know how to do it,&x201D; Jiang Yuning said, as she had never dated anyone before and she never had to put on a tie for any men.
&x201C;Watch carefully. I will only teach you once.&x201D; Lu Jingzhi then skillfully tied the tie before handing it over to Jiang Yuning.
He was making things difficult for her early in the morning, but she was not upset at all. Instead, she quickly tiptoed and placed the tie around Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s neck before straightening out his shirt. &x201C;I will learn how to do it tomorrow.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi was extremely satisfied and as soon as he was ready, he walked downstairs with Jiang Yuning.
Sister Liang was waiting for them in the living room and upon seeing them, she quickly stood up and said, &x201C;Sir, the car is already ready and waiting.&x201D;
&x201C;You don&x2019;t have to prepare lunch for us today.&x201D; Lu Jingzhi then placed his hand around Jiang Yuning as they started walking towards the car.
Jiang Yuning began to get extremely nervous as soon as she got into the car. Although Lu Jingzhi had reassured her that was nothing to be nervous about, she could not help but to feel extremely nervous anyway and started sweating profusely. She wanted to leave a good impression on Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s family.
After all, she was once engaged to Lu Zongye and her reputation was a mess right now.
Lu Jingzhi was silent throughout the entire journey but from time to time, he would squeeze Jiang Yuning&x2019;s palm affectionately. After a short drive, they eventually arrived at Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s uncle&x2019;s mansion.
Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s mother&x2019;s surname was Gu. The Gu family was also a very prestigious and rich family and while extremely well-known in the political and business circles, they were more low-profile in comparison to the Lu family. The Gu family members rarely ever showed their faces in public, except for Gu Pingsheng.
&x201C;Young master, you have arrived,&x201D; the butler quickly greeted respectfully upon Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s arrival. He was extremely surprised when he looked into the car and saw that Lu Jingzhi had brought a woman along with him today.
&x201C;Where is my uncle?&x201D;
&x201C;He is waiting for you in the living room.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi led Jiang Yuning as they walked around the white fountain and entered the simple yet luxurious living room. As soon as they entered the living room, they saw a middle-aged man sitting on the sofa playing games with his son.
Jiang Yuning was stunned for a moment and she did not know how to react.
This was because she knew who this man was. Everyone active in the entertainment circle would know who he was. This man was Gu Pingsheng, the chairman of Guangying Media. Unexpectedly, he turned out to be Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s relative.
&x201C;Oh, you have arrived?&x201D; Gu Pingsheng said as soon as he spotted Lu Jingzhi walking into the living room. He placed the iPad aside and then called the butler over to take his son aside.
Gu Pingsheng was a wild card in the Gu family. He had been rebellious and had always wanted to do things his own way ever since he was a child. The more his family tried to control him, the more he resisted and the more rebellious he got. He eventually used his own savings and founded Guangying Media from scratch, setting out on a path that none of the Gu family members could ever imagine.
He was very tall and thin, and still very handsome despite being a middle-aged man.
&x201C;Greet uncle.&x201D; Lu Jingzhi nudged Jiang Yuning gently as he looked at Gu Pingsheng.
Jiang Yuning was stunned for a moment, as she did not know if she could be so direct and address him as though he was a family member.
&x201C;You can just greet me the way he does. This kid has told me a few years ago that if he ever had to bring any woman home, it would only be you and no one else. At that time, you were still engaged to his brother, the third young master of the Lu family, and I thought that he should have given up hope and moved on. However, who would have expected that there would be such a big turn of events.&x201D;
&x201C;Uncle&x2026;&x201D; Jiang Yuning quickly greeted Gu Pingsheng respectfully.
&x201C;This is how much he loves and cares for you. He would do anything for you. He had even planned on eloping with you in the past,&x201D; Gu Pingsheng said with a smile as he nudged towards Lu Jingzhi.
&x201C;Uncle!&x201D; Lu Jingzhi frowned and quickly interrupted Gu Pingsheng before he could say anymore, as Jiang Yuning was not aware of this fact at all.
However, Jiang Yuning caught on as soon as she heard the word &x2018;elope&x2019;. She quickly turned around and asked, &x201C;When was this? Why do I not know of this at all?&x201D;
&x201C;I will wait for him to explain it to you himself,&x201D; Gu Pingsheng quickly replied upon realization that the young couple still had some secrets between them. However, he had seriously evoked Jiang Yuning&x2019;s curiosity.
&x201C;Second brother, what is going on over here?&x201D;
&x201C;We will talk about it later,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi said as he squeezed Jiang Yuning&x2019;s hand gently, trying to appease her.
&x201C;When my elder sister was still around, she used to like you very much. She would often mention you to me and told me that she would be grateful and relieved if Jingzhi could ever have a fianc&xE9;e who was as good as you. Now that both of you are finally together, I believe my sister would be very happy too.&x201D; Gu Pingsheng then instructed his maid to prepare tea and some refreshments before he sat down on the sofa once again.
Jiang Yuning listened to Gu Pingsheng&x2019;s words with a sense of uneasiness in her heart because there were so many things that she was unaware of.
&x201C;The reason I&x2019;ve brought her here today is because I would like you to employ her under your agency.&x201D; Lu Jingzhi revealed as soon as they sat down, as he did not like beating around the bush. Gu Pingsheng and Lu Jingzhi were very close and both preferred to be straightforward with their requests.
&x201C;This will be the second time you are asking for my help and it is because of her again,&x201D; Gu Pingsheng said as he sighed. He then turned around to look at Jiang Yuning and quietly said, &x201C;The first time he asked for my help was to borrow eighty million yuan from me five years ago. Do you know the reason he had done that?&x201D;
&x201C;Yes, I do,&x201D; Jiang Yuning said as she nodded her head and subconsciously clenched tightly onto Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s hand. &x201C;I only found out about it two days ago.&x201D;
&x201C;I would gladly allow you to sign up as an artiste with my agency, but it has to be based on your own abilities. I do not want you to enter the agency just because you are in a relationship with Jingzhi. Guangying Media has recently planned to shoot a new youth drama series. You should audition for a role in the drama and if you pass the audition, I will prepare an employment contract for you. What do you think?&x201D;
&x201C;That would be great,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied seriously. &x201C;I will give it my best shot and not embarrass my second brother.&x201D;
&x201C;Yuning, I do not know you very well, but I know how much my nephew has done for you throughout all these years. Therefore, I really hope you will treat him well and be nice to him after all his sacrifices for you. If you ever hurt him, none of us in the Gu family will ever be able to forgive you. I hope you understand that,&x201D; Gu Pingsheng said suddenly. It was the most serious and important sentence he had said to Jiang Yuning, reflecting what he felt.
In fact, he still had his doubts about Jiang Yuning.
After all, Lu Jingzhi had done so much for her, but it sometimes seemed as though Jiang Yuning was indifferent to all of his actions. How could she treat his nephew as a backup plan?
Gu Pingsheng had thought about it before. However, it was only after talking to Jiang Yuning today that he realized there was still plenty that she did not know. Therefore, Gu Pingsheng decided not to judge her, but to allow Lu Jingzhi the time to tell her everything slowly.
&x201C;I understand,&x201D; Jiang Yuning quickly replied.
&x201C;It is good that you understand what I am trying to say here. You can come with Jingzhi to visit me whenever you have the time.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning&x2019;s eyes were red as she tried to hold back her tears. Although she stayed at the Gu family mansion for lunch with Lu Jingzhi and Gu Pingsheng, she was still extremely upset. Her idol had done so much for her and yet, she had known nothing about all that he had done for her.
Jiang Yuning could no longer hold back her tears once they were in the car heading back to the villa. She started crying as she looked at Lu Jingzhi and said, &x201C;What did uncle mean when he said that you planned to elope with me? How much more had you done for me and what else are you hiding from me?&x201D;
&x201C;Nothing else,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi quietly replied.
&x201C;I do not believe you. I will have to check it for myself,&x201D; Jiang Yuning said as she wiped the tears from her eyes. &x201C;Do you really want me to stick with you for the rest of my life? Then, congratulations&x2026;you have successfully done it.&x201D;
&x201C;I did not do all this to&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;I am not expressing my gratitude,&x201D; Jiang Yuning shouted as she threw herself into Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s arms. &x201C;I mean that I want to love you in the same way you love me too, second brother. You fool!&x201D;