Chapter 83: Why Don&x2019;t You Leave Your Coat Behind?
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
&x201C;No, let&x2019;s go now,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied. He looked extremely exhausted.
Although he had been very busy earlier in the day, he spent another six hours just getting to this little town to catch a glimpse of Jiang Yuning. He knew that if he met up with her, he would not have been able to go home tonight.
The driver quickly nodded his head and he was about to start driving away, but they were noticed by Shen Yichen who was busy talking to the director. He thought that the car looked extremely familiar and so, he walked up to it.
He was shocked upon peering over and looking at the person waiting in the car.
At this time, the driver had also rolled down the car window at Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s direction.
&x201C;Second young master, is it really you? Yuning has already finished her shooting. Would you like to meet her?&x201D;
&x201C;No, I just wanted to take a look at her. I am leaving now,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi quickly replied.
&x201C;Then&x2026;why don&x2019;t you leave your coat behind?&x201D; Shen Yichen asked as he smiled. He started explaining himself as soon as he saw Lu Jingzhi frowning. &x201C;Your woman refuses to wear anyone else&x2019;s coat. She said that the only coat that she will wear is yours.&x201D;
After listening to Shen Yichen&x2019;s explanation, Lu Jingzhi unbuckled his suit jacket before handing it over to Shen Yichen. &x201C;Please take good care of her for me.&x201D;
&x201C;Don&x2019;t worry. You can be rest assured.&x201D;
After that, the driver rolled up the car window and drove off discreetly in the dark.
Shen Yichen held the suit jacket in his hand as he walked back to the director and smiled as he said, &x201C;I just went over to say hello to an acquaintance.&x201D;
The director looked at the black car with a deep expression on his face, but he did not say anything about it. He then looked at Director Shen before saying, &x201C;I have already recommended Jiang Yuning to Director Shen Guobang. He has been on the lookout for a third female lead and I feel that Jiang Yuning may be suitable for the role.&x201D;
&x201C;Thank you in advance then,&x201D; Director Shen said as he shook hands with the director.
Shen Guobang was an internationally-renowned director who specialized in producing ancient and historical dramas. If Jiang Yuning could successfully get a role in one of his dramas, it would be a huge milestone for Jiang Yuning, even if she would only be playing the third lead female character.
He had not expected Jiang Yuning to be given such an opportunity.
&x201C;You should cultivate and train her well. She is going to turn out to be a fine actress,&x201D; the director told Shen Yichen&x2014;he was really impressed with Jiang Yuning&x2019;s performance and attitude throughout the filming today.
&x201C;Of course,&x201D; Shen Yichen replied as he made a gesture at the director.
It was nine o&x2019;clock at night and the strong and cold breeze made the rainy night even colder.
All the staff and production crew gathered together at a traditional restaurant in town and started to feast on their chicken soup. At this time, the young paparazzo took the cough medicine that Jiang Yuning had handed over to him and brought it over to the staff member who had been coughing. &x201C;Here, Sister Yuning heard you coughing earlier today and she asked me to pass this medicine to you.&x201D;
The staff was flustered when he saw the cough medicine.
This was because the only pharmacy available in this town had already shut down a long time ago and the nearest hospital was a one-hour drive away.
His colleagues did not notice that he was down with a cold and therefore, he did not expect that Jiang Yuning would be the one to noticed his coughing. Furthermore, even though Jiang Yuning was a celebrity, she still took the opportunity and time to ask her assistant to deliver the cough medicine to him. He would have been lying if he said that he was not touched by her gesture.
The colleagues around him were also shocked when they saw the young paparazzo handing the cough medicine over to him.
They turned around and looked at Jiang Yuning, who was sitting at the same table as the director. She was entertaining them so well that the table was filled with laughter.
&x201C;Jiang Yuning is actually not that bad. In fact, she is quite a decent person.&x201D;
&x201C;Yes, it seems like we have misunderstood her.&x201D;
A few of the staff members started feeling guilty for protesting and reacting strongly when they had met Jiang Yuning earlier that day. They started to reflect on their own actions.
It was already eleven o&x2019;clock at night when they finally finished eating and drinking wine. All the staff members started heading back to the hotel to rest for the night. At this time, Shen Yichen suddenly took out the suit jacket and placed it over Jiang Yuning&x2019;s shoulders.
&x201C;Hey! I have already told you that I do not want to wear your clothes,&x201D; Jiang Yuning said as she shrugged and tried to push the suit jacket off her shoulders.
&x201C;I am going to wear my own coat. Who says that I want to give you my coat?&x201D; Shen Yichen replied as he stared at her. &x201C;Someone was here earlier and he left this behind for you.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning looked quizically at him. She immediately grabbed the sleeves of the suit jacket and started to sniff it, and her eyes sparkled as soon as she smelt the familiar scent. &x201C;Where is he now?&x201D;
&x201C;He has already left,&x201D; Shen Yichen replied. &x201C;Are you surprised?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning held tightly onto Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s suit jacket and she immediately felt warmth in her heart. &x201C;Very surprised. I can feel my body warming up already.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning then quickly took out her cell phone to send a text message to her man. &x201C;I want to bring your coat with me every time I go for a shoot in future because it makes me feel like you are right by my side, hugging me tightly.&x201D;
&x201C;Do not hug it to sleep at night. It will get crumpled. My coat is very expensive,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied.
&x201C;I do not care! I am going to hug it to sleep. I do not care if it gets crumpled,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she smiled brightly. Anyone who looked at her right now would instantly know that she was in love.
Shen Yichen looked at the expression on Jiang Yuning&x2019;s face and for a short while&x2026;he felt like he wanted to fall in love too.
Early the next morning, all the staff member and crew gathered outside the hotel and prepared to board the bus to return home. A few of the staff member quickly rushed over to Jiang Yuning before she could get into her car and took turns apologizing to her.
&x201C;Miss Jiang, I am sorry for my bad behaviour towards you yesterday.&x201D;
&x201C;You really are a completely different person from what we had expected you to be. You really are a really good person. That is why we have decided to come and apologize to you.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning stared at the four people who standing before her with their heads bowed and she could not help but laugh out loud. &x201C;I appreciate it. I hope that you will not follow the crowd and continue mocking and insulting me in future.&x201D;
&x201C;We will not!&x201D;
&x201C;We will definitely be cheering for you!&x201D;
Jiang Yuning smiled before getting into the car. As soon as she got into the car, Shen Yichen quickly handed her cell phone over to her. &x201C;Ku Jie is on the line.&x201D;
This was the first time that Shen Yichen had witnessed an interaction between Jiang Yuning and Ku Jie. Ku Jie was the scariest paparazzi in the entire entertainment industry and Shen Yichen could not believe that he was in fact Jiang Yuning&x2019;s brother.
Jiang Yuning did not hold back and she answered the phone immediately in front of Shen Yichen. &x201C;Brother?&x201D;
&x201C;I have just received inside information that Huo Yuxi is going to hold a press conference at the Royal Hotel at two o&x2019;clock in the afternoon today. I have heard that she is going to retire from the entertainment industry and before she does that, she wants to expose certain information that she has been holding on to. What do you want to do?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning smiled as soon as she heard Ku Jie&x2019;s words. &x201C;Brother, I think we do not need to worry because Huo Yuxi is so afraid to die. Therefore, I believe that she will definitely not make any rash decisions because she is not Lu Zongye. This is unless&x2026;she had already found someone else to back her up.&x201D;
&x201C;Do you think your mother is backing her up this time?&x201D; Ku Jie asked.
&x201C;That is impossible. I understand my mother very well. She has no respect for those who are weak and she would definitely not lend a helping hand to Huo Yuxi at this juncture,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied firmly. &x201C;Compared to my mother, I think it is more likely that someone from the Huo family is backing her up. Even if she chooses not to continue working in the entertainment industry, she still has plenty of opportunities to do anything she wants to with the Huo family&x2019;s support.&x201D;
&x201C;That would be even more despicable! She would be using the Jiang family&x2019;s money to bully and oppress the Jiang family!&x201D; Ku Jie replied angrily.
&x201C;I guess Huo Yuxi is just reminding me to put the eight hundred million yuan as the top priority of the things that I need to get done,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied coldly. &x201C;Brother, you can release the news. Let&x2019;s see what Huo Yuxi has to say during the press conference.&x201D;
&x201C;Alright then,&x201D; Ku Jie replied before hanging up the call.
Jiang Yuning put her cell phone aside, but she was no longer as optimistic and happy as she was before the phone call.
Shen Yichen heard the entire conversation between the both of them and he suddenly said, &x201C;You are already an artiste handled by Guangying Media. You will have your own public relations team handling all these matters for you. Therefore, you do not need to face everything on your own in the future. No matter what Huo Yuxi tries to do, Guangying Media will definitely defend you and stand up for you.&x201D;
&x201C;However, I am really impressed at the speed that Ku Jie receives first-hand news in the entertainment industry. I do not think that anyone can overtake him in this matter.&x201D;
&x201C;I really admire him because of this.&x201D;
&x201C;Director Shen&x2026;there are some matters that I cannot easily explain to you because these are all matters relating to my family,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied reluctantly.