Chapter 70: Totally Unexpected
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
After attending the lavish and extravagant wedding dinner that night, Jiang Yuning finally understood why Huo Yuxi was so eager and desperate to marry into any of the prestigious and rich families.
That was because she had not been born into a rich family but she wanted to have an extravagant and high-profile lifestyle to fulfil her vanity and all of her desires.
However, even though she had resorted to all kind of despicable means to get what she wanted, all she got in the end was&x2026;a counterfeit product!
Was this retribution for everything that she had done? Anyway, Huo Yuxi would finally know what a nightmare was when she woke up the next day&x2026;
The guest started to leave the banquet hall at about ten at night. At that moment, Fu Yahui approached and stood in front of Jiang Yuning who had taken off her high heels. &x201C;You don&x2019;t have to go home tonight since your ankle is hurting. You can just stay in my hotel room and spend the night with me today. I can send you home tomorrow morning.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning glanced at Lu Jingzhi, who was busy talking and entertaining some of the guests, then she looked at Fu Yahui and quickly replied, &x201C;It is okay, mom. I have to go home tonight because there are still some things that I have to settle tomorrow.&x201D;
&x201C;What is going on between you and Lu Jingzhi? &x201C;Fu Yahui quickly asked when she saw that Lu Jingzhi was not around.
&x201C;I guess he just pities me. After all, my stepsister robbed me of my fianc&xE9;e and I was not only forced to attend their wedding dinner, but also forced to play the piano for them. Second brother and I grew up together. It is only normal for him to want to help and protect me,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she rubbed her ankle. &x201C;What else do you think is going on, mom? Do you think second brother would fall for someone like me?&x201D;
&x201C;No, of course not. I just think that you should provoke your elder sister less from now on because she is now officially a member of the Lu family. No matter what it is, Lu Jingzhi is still an outsider and will not be around to help you all the time,&x201D; Fu Yahui replied.
&x201C;Oh wow, I cannot believe that Yuning actually stole the limelight from the bride and groom today,&x201D; Li Shutong suddenly sneered as she walked towards the mother and daughter. &x201C;This is the first time that I have seen a younger sister acting so high-profile and trying to steal the spotlight during their elder sister&x2019;s wedding. Yuning, when are you ever going to stop your nonsense?&x201D;
&x201C;Co-mother-in-law, I am still here,&x201D; Fu Yahui said as she stood up and faced Li Shutong.
&x201C;Yuning, it is not that I want to reprimand you, but you should really learn to be more understanding and gracious like Yuxi. If you continue creating problems for everyone, it will be difficult for you to find someone to marry you.&x201D;
&x201C;Co-mother-in-law, do not blame me for saying this, but we have all been embarrassed by what Yuning had done today.&x201D;
&x201C;I know that it is definitely going to be harder for me to find someone to marry, compared to auntie who had used all sorts of despicable means to get married into the Lu family. However, I really want to congratulate you on finding a daughter-in-law who is so similar to you,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied coldly before she got up from the sofa.
At this time, Lu Jingzhi had also bade farewell to the guests before he came back to Jiang Yuning.
&x201C;Come, let us go home now.&x201D;
&x201C;Jingzhi, no matter what it is, you are still a member of the Lu family. Do you know what occasion it is today? How could you help an outsider over your own brother?&x201D; Li Shutong fearlessly complained as she faced Lu Jingzhi.
&x201C;I am the heir to the Lu family. Who are you to question me?&x201D; Lu Jingzhi questioned her directly. &x201C;Even if your son were to have several children in the future, he will not have access to or inherit anything from the Lu family. You should keep that in mind.&x201D;
After he had spoken, Lu Jingzhi bent over to pick Jiang Yuning&x2019;s high heels up before carrying her in his arms.
Jiang Yuning was the only one who understood what Lu Jingzhi meant by his words.
&x201C;Second young master, the car is ready and waiting for you,&x201D; the butler quickly reminded Lu Jingzhi.
&x201C;Prepare to send Miss Jiang home.&x201D;
In fact, Lu Jingzhi had only said that to put on a show in front of Fu Yahui.
Jiang Yuning could not help but laugh as soon as she heard Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s sentence. She quickly buried her face in Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s chest to stop herself from laughing. How could this man sound so serious even when he was lying?
The expression on Li Shutong&x2019;s face was extremely ugly, but there was nothing she could do because she had never been able to win against Lu Jingzhi.
She was used to being shackled without obtain any benefits at all even after all that suffering.
As for Fu Yahui, she was pleased that Huo Yuxi had already married into the Lu family as planned. However, she knew that she still had to watch her closely because it was impossible for Huo Yuxi to act decently even after marrying into the Lu family.
Therefore, Fu Yahui turned her back to and walked away from Li Shutong without saying anything. At this time, Li Shutong crossed her arms in front of her chest and snorted, &x201C;Like mother, like daughter.&x201D;
Li Shutong had no idea that Fu Yahui was in fact the person who wielded all the power in Dongheng Enterprise.
In addition, Li Shutong was smugger because Huo Yuxi had revealed to her that her father had given her some of his shares in Dongheng Enterprise as a wedding gift.
The bustling banquet hall was still filled with guests who were just about to leave. Li Shutong cursed at both mother and daughter before she walked out of the banquet hall and headed towards her own hotel room.
It was almost eleven at night.
Huo Yuxi, who had already changed into her pyjamas, was so excited and happy upon seeing her room filled with all the gifts from their wedding.
After taking a shower, Lu Zongye entered the room and could not help but hug his wife when he saw her. &x201C;I finally have you all to myself.&x201D;
&x201C;I am finally Mrs. Lu!&x201D; Huo Yuxi exclaimed her new status excitedly.
After everything that had happened, she was eventually still the one who had married into the Lu family and not Jiang Yuning.
So what if Jiang Yuning had stolen her limelight at her own wedding dinner tonight? Lu Zongye was still her husband, and the title of &x2018;Mrs. Lu&x2019; still belonged to her in the end. After the birth of Lu Zongye&x2019;s son, they would eventually be able to inherit the Lu family business!
Furthermore, she believed that her acting career would continue to flourish after that. Even if Jiang Yuning had signed on with Guangying Media, she would not be a threat to her at all.
She would trample all over Jiang Yuning.
&x201C;I will never let anyone, especially that little shrewd Jiang Yuning, bully you again in the future,&x201D; Lu Zongye said as he turned around and started kissing Huo Yuxi on her lips.
Huo Yuxi pushed him away shyly and said, &x201C;No, we cannot do that. Our baby is still very fragile now.&x201D;
&x201C;Don&x2019;t worry, I will be very careful.&x201D; Lu Zongye carried Huo Yuxi in his arms and threw her onto the bed despite her opposition.
After all, it would be the last night of revelry for both of them.
It took the black car about forty minutes before they finally arrived at the entrance of the villa.
Lu Jingzhi looked down at the woman who had fallen asleep in his arms. Lu Jingzhi instructed the bodyguards and driver to head home before he hugged his woman tightly in his arms as she slept.
The sea breeze was very cooling that night, but it was still warm inside the car.
After a short while, Jiang Yuning woke up and opened her eyes because of the uncomfortable sleeping posture.
As soon as she opened her eyes, she saw Lu Jingzhi, who had his eyes closed right next to her. &x201C;Second brother, why didn&x2019;t you wake me up?&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi turned around and looked at her without saying a word. It was obvious that he could not bring himself to wake her up from her sleep.
&x201C;Then, let us go home now.&x201D; Jiang Yuning tried to open the car door but she was stopped by Lu Jingzhi, who started kissing her passionately.
The atmosphere in the car was extremely quiet and the only thing that could be heard at that moment was the sound of the two of them kissing. Jiang Yuning took the initiative to wrap her hands around Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s neck and said, &x201C;I am really very happy tonight&x2026;so you can do whatever you want to me.&x201D;
&x201C;You will do whatever I want?&x201D; Lu Jingzhi asked as he raised his brow.
&x201C;I thought that you might want to try doing it&x2026;in the car?&x201D;
&x201C;Totally unexpected. If you want to&x2026;wait until after I get a new car first.&x201D;
&x201C;I don&x2019;t want to,&x201D; Jiang Yuning said as she opened the car door.
However, as soon as she stepped out of the car, she could not stand the pain in her ankles. &x201C;Why are my ankles the ones suffering when someone else is getting married?&x201D;
&x201C;Don&x2019;t worry. I will not let you wear high heels when we get married,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied naturally behind her.