Chapter 59: Steal The Limelight From Them
&x201C;Thank you so much, uncle. I am really very grateful to you,&x201D; Jiang Yuning kept thanking Gu Pingsheng, knowing very well that he was showing her so much care and concern only because of her relationship with Lu Jingzhi. However, even if that was truly the reason, Gu Pingsheng had already gone above and beyond what he had to do to support her.
After thanking Gu Pingsheng repeatedly, Jiang Yuning finally walked out of his office accompanied by Director Shen.
&x201C;I will start preparing your employment contract with Guangying Media as soon as possible, but there are some things that I have to let you know beforehand. First of all, I want you to understand that I do not play favorites and I will not treat you any different just because of your relationship with the chairman. I believe that Chairman Gu has the same opinion on this matter too. You have a long and difficult journey ahead of you, so you should be thoroughly prepared for it,&x201D; Director Shen informed Jiang Yuning as he walked her back to the waiting room. &x201C;After you sign up as an artiste with Guangying Media, the company will not announce this matter to the media immediately. When the time is right, I will eventually arrange for an announcement to be made.&x201D;
&x201C;I understand. Thank you, Director Shen,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she nodded. &x201C;Director Shen, you can be rest assured that I will definitely appreciate this chance given to me and make the best out of it. If I did not have the determination to start over again, I would not have come here and embarrass myself in front of Chairman Gu.&x201D;
&x201C;Alright. You can go home now. Your little assistant is already waiting for you,&x201D; Director Shen replied as he patted Jiang Yuning gently on her shoulder.
Jiang Yuning smiled before leaving with the young paparazzo.
&x201C;Sister Yuning, what was the final decision?&x201D; the young paparazzo quickly asked Jiang Yuning as soon as they got into the car. He was so nervous that it seemed as if he was the one who had just gone through the audition.
&x201C;How could I let you down when you have so much faith in me?&x201D; Jiang Yuning laughed.
&x201C;Yay!&x201D; The young paparazzo screamed happily as he jumped around in his seat.
Jiang Yuning smiled as she looked at the young paparazzo who was so pure and genuinely happy for her, but as soon as she thought about Huo Yuxi who had tried to set her up and hurt her time and time again, the expression on her face hardened immediately.
A leopard can never change its spots.
Jiang Yuning decided that she would just ignore Huo Yuxi and not waste anymore time dealing with her. After all, Huo Yuxi&x2019;s wedding was just around the corner and when the time comes, Jiang Yuning would finally be able to witness a grand show.
However, Jiang Yuning had not expected Guangying Media to issue an announcement in the afternoon informing the public that one of their employees had been expelled for revealing and exposing confidential information to the media.
Furthermore, there was news saying that it was in fact Huo Yuxi who had planned it and instigated the employee to release the news that Jiang Yuning was attending an audition at Guangying Media, with her only purpose being to make life difficult and cause further embarrassment to Jiang Yuning.
In fact, many could see that the employee was constantly bragging about her close relationship with Huo Yuxi on her social platform.
Therefore, when this incident occurred, with the employee in question being responsible for leaking out the confidential information, no one would believe that Huo Yuxi had nothing to do with it.
[Although Jiang Yuning is really overestimating her own ability by having the guts to attend an audition at Guangying Media, I still think that Huo Yuxi should have minded her own business!]
[Huo Yuxi is already pregnant and carrying a baby but she is still constantly trying to harm Jiang Yuning. Despicable!]
The netizens were all very supportive of Jiang Yuning and most of the comments were targeted at how despicable Huo Yuxi was.
Of course, Jiang Yuning still hoped that there would finally be a day where there was no need for her own name to be mentioned when the netizens were condemning Huo Yuxi.
After the incident and the culprits were exposed to the public, Huo Yuxi was so frightened that she started to sweat profusely.
She quickly ran to Fu Yahui to seek for her help. &x201C;Mommy, do you think that Yuning will take revenge and expose my private affairs to the media?&x201D;
&x201C;Why had you not thought about the consequences when you were scheming and planning all these things to hurt Yuning?&x201D; Fu Yahui asked as she glared at Huo Yuxi. &x201C;I have already warned you not to mess around with her anymore, but you refused to listen to me. Would it kill you to just leave her alone for one day?&x201D;
&x201C;I was just angry at her and that was why I was not in my right mind. Furthermore, this is just a very small matter. Mommy, please help me call her and ask her to just forgive me this time,&x201D; Huo Yuxi pleaded as she held tightly onto Fu Yahui&x2019;s arm.
Fu Yahui took a deep breath as she listened to Huo Yuxi. One of these days, this stepdaughter of hers would drive her to her grave.
However, since Huo Yuxi&x2019;s wedding was coming up soon, Fu Yahui knew that she had to do whatever it took to ensure that Huo Yuxi could get married into the Lu family. Therefore, even though she was hesitant, Fu Yahui took out her cell phone and dialled Jiang Yuning&x2019;s number immediately.
Jiang Yuning had just arrived back at the villa when she saw the incoming phone call from Fu Yahui. She knew immediately that Fu Yahui was calling her to plead on behalf of her beloved stepdaughter.
True enough, as soon as Jiang Yuning answered the call, Fu Yahui immediately said, &x201C;Yuning, you should not believe everything that is reported in the news. Your elder sister had nothing to do with this incident. She has already turned over a new leaf and she has been quietly keeping to herself in the past few days. Yuning, trust me that your elder sister did not do anything funny this time.&x201D;
&x201C;Is that so?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked coldly.
&x201C;Of course. Your elder sister is with me every day,&x201D; Fu Yahui quickly replied. &x201C;There is one more thing that I would like to discuss with you, Yuning. Your elder sister lacks a pianist for her wedding dinner. If I remember correctly, you used to play the piano when you were younger. Why don&x2019;t you play a few songs for your elder sister during her wedding dinner? It could be your wedding gift to them.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning could not believe her ears.
&x201C;Mom, are you really my biological mother? The both of them have hurt me and betrayed me. It is already very gracious of me to even attend their wedding dinner at all. I cannot believe that you would actually dare to ask me to put on a performance for them.&x201D;
&x201C;No matter what has happened before, she is still your elder sister. Mommy only hopes that the two of you will be able to live together peacefully in the future.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning was so annoyed that she felt like swearing at Fu Yahui.
&x201C;You can stop trying to change the subject. I know that you are only doing this because you want me to forget what Huo Yuxi has done. Let me tell you now&x2014;I will not hold this matter against her and I promise to definitely be at the wedding dinner on time. However, if you insist that I play the piano for her wedding, why don&x2019;t you ask Huo Yuxi if she thinks she deserves it at all?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning hung up the phone immediately after speaking. She was having a good day until her mood was completely destroyed by Fu Yahui.
How could they be so shameless and actually have the audacity to make such a request?
As the evening arrived, the beautiful red sunset reflected on the beach and it was an absolutely beautiful sight.
Jiang Yuning waited patiently until her man finally came home before she quickly told Lu Jingzhi about everything that had happened today.
Surprisingly, Lu Jingzhi had a completely different reaction from her. When he heard about Fu Yahui&x2019;s request, he merely stared at Jiang Yuning as he said, &x201C;She asked you to play the piano for her? Why not?&x201D;
&x201C;You can choose not to attend their wedding ceremony and only attend the wedding dinner at night. Since you are going to be there, you might as well steal the limelight from them. They would be so furious and annoyed,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi quietly replied. &x201C;I just want you to stand out and be the centre of attention wherever you go.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning laughed as soon as she heard Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s words. Now that he had put it that way, she was actually looking forward to it.
&x201C;Then, you will have to stay by my side throughout the entire night,&x201D; Jiang Yuning said as she placed her arms around Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s neck.
&x201C;Where else did you think I would be then?&x201D; Lu Jingzhi thought that Jiang Yuning would understand even if he did not say it out loud.
&x201C;I will promise to play the piano for her wedding dinner then. I am excited just thinking about it now. Besides that, I had already put some thought into the matter last night. You are right, second brother. Since I used to be a student at a music academy, I should continue chasing after my dreams instead of giving them up so easily. Furthermore, I have your love and support now, so I will definitely be able to achieve anything that I want to. It would not be such a bad idea to show off some of my skills at Huo Yuxi&x2019;s wedding.&x201D;
She was burning with rage earlier today but right now, Lu Jingzhi somehow managed to calm her down.
&x201C;Okay then, get up and get dressed. I will bring you out for a celebration,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi said as he looked at Jiang Yuning.
&x201C;Huh?&x201D; Jiang Yuning exclaimed with her eyes wide open. &x201C;Are we going out to celebrate? Will I be getting a gift then?&x201D;
The man sitting beside her did not respond, but he suddenly stood up and reached out his hand to her. At this moment, Jiang Yuning looked up at the sharp features of the handsome man who was standing before her. As she stared at his tall and muscular figure and his perfect face, her heart started racing uncontrollably.
&x201C;Hand&x2026;give me your hand or&x2026;&x201D; Lu Jingzhi suddenly bent down and carried Jiang Yuning up from the sofa. &x201C;Do you prefer it when I carry you in my arms?&x201D;
Oh my god.
That deep voice of his.
Jiang Yuning could not help but to shiver in reflex.