Chapter 95: Still Lying
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The sun was particularly glaring in Luo City that afternoon.
At this moment, Jiang Yuning had just dressed up in a very low-profile manner and she got into the car with Ku Jie before they started driving to the mountain villa.
Although both Jiang Yuning and Ku Jie had been staying in Luo City for the past few years, they rarely had the opportunity to meet up. It was thus an extremely rare occasion for them to be able to travel together in broad daylight.
&x201C;I have really missed the sunshine,&x201D; Ku Jie said as he stared out of the car window.
&x201C;Do you really need to describe yourself as a vampire? But I was really the one who had dragged you down in the past few years,&x201D; Jiang Yuning could not help but sigh as soon as she replied Ku Jie.
&x201C;Why have you become so wishy-washy after you got together with Lu Jingzhi?&x201D; Ku Jie asked as he stared at Jiang Yuning disdainfully. &x201C;You would never be able to repay everything that I had sacrificed for you in this life, so you can just forget it now.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning could not help but smile as soon as she heard Ku Jie&x2019;s words. After a short drive, they arrived at the mountain villa.
&x201C;I have already called to check on her. She is at home now, so let&x2019;s go.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning walked up to the front door and rang the doorbell. Fu Yahui quickly rushed over to open the door for her. Fu Yahui had initially thought that it was a good thing that Jiang Yuning decided to visit her after everything that had happened with Huo Yuxi and Huo Zhendong, because she would then be able to have a good and heartfelt conversation with her. However, Fu Yahui was stunned as soon as she saw Ku Jie standing behind Jiang Yuning.
&x201C;Muyang?&x201D; Fu Yahui stuttered.
&x201C;Hello, aunt. I have not seen you in a long time,&x201D; Ku Jie replied as he held tightly onto Jiang Yuning&x2019;s arm.
&x201C;Come on in,&x201D; Fu Yahui said as she moved sideways to make way for the both of them to enter. Her movements were extremely awkward because of her guilty conscience.
She did not know if Jiang Muyang knew about what she did to the Jiang family in the past.
&x201C;Mom, the reason I am here today is because there are some things that I want to ask you,&x201D; Jiang Yuning said before she sat down on the sofa directly opposite Fu Yahui. She then lifted her head and looked directly at Fu Yahui, not wanting to miss any of Fu Yahui&x2019;s expression as she questioned her.
&x201C;Go ahead and ask.&x201D;
&x201C;Mom, in the beginning, I believed you when you told me that you left me here and you only went to the United States because you needed to find money to repay the Jiang family&x2019;s debt. Later, I also believed you when you told me that you had already repaid the Jiang family&x2019;s debt on our behalf. However, I really do not understand something. How did a small workshop that the Huo family used to own suddenly become the Dongheng Enterprise that it is today in just five years?&x201D; Jiang Yuning said calmly as she looked at Fu Yahui.
&x201C;Yuning, even if I explained everything to you, would you be able to understand how the development of a company works, as a layman?&x201D; Fu Yahui skilfully replied.
&x201C;You are right. I will not be able to understand it. Let me ask you another question then. You told me that you were the one who had cleared the debt that the Jiang family was owing. Then, I want you to tell me the amount of debt the Jiang family owed in the past. You should at least be able to remember that, right?&x201D;
After listening to Jiang Yuning&x2019;s words, Fu Yahui remained silent for a short while before she suddenly laughed. &x201C;Yuning, I have entrusted a lawyer to deal with that in the past. How would I be able to remember all the details?&x201D;
She was so good at acting.
&x201C;Have you really forgotten how much the amount was, or do you not know how much it was at all?&x201D; Jiang Yuning questioned her again. &x201C;I have heard that you were not the one who had repaid all the debts owed by the Jiang family.&x201D;
&x201C;Yuning, what are you talking about? Would you rather believe the words of an outsider rather than trusting in your own biological mother?&x201D; Fu Yahui asked Jiang Yuning. &x201C;In the past, I was so determined and I suffered so much just because of the Jiang family. So, why can&x2019;t you be more understanding about what I had gone through?&x201D;
&x201C;Do you mean to say that I was the one who asked you to take all of the Jiang family money and abandon your only daughter when you chose to elope with another man?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked angrily. &x201C;Do you still want to continue putting on an act in front of me?&x201D;
&x201C;When everything was happening in the past, you were still so young at that time&x2026;it is not what you think it is,&x201D; Fu Yahui quickly rebutted Jiang Yuning&x2019;s words.
Jiang Yuning already knew that Fu Yahui would definitely deny everything.
&x201C;Since all of us are not in a good mood today, I think we should take a break and calm down before we meet again in a few more days,&x201D; Fu Yahui said, desperately looking for an excuse to stop Jiang Yuning from accusing her any further. She was very thick-skinned indeed. Even with all the facts and evidence placed right before her, she continued to deny the truth and refused to admit any of her mistakes.
&x201C;You are still wanting to deny it?&x201D; Jiang Yuning sneered. After that, she rummaged through her backpack and took out the documents containing the information that Ku Jie had obtained during his investigation in the United States. She placed it on the table before she slammed her hand on the table. &x201C;Look at this information here. Five years ago, when Dongheng Enterprise was still a small workshop owned by the Huo family, you were the one who had invested seven billion yuan into the company. That is the only reason why Dongheng Enterprise could get to where it is today. Where did you get that seven billion yuan from?&x201D;
&x201C;Five years ago, you took everything and all the money that we had in Star Enterprise before you ran away and left the Jiang family with eight hundred million yuan in debts. It was Lu Jingzhi who had helped me to repay the debts so that I would not be forced into a dead end. How could you be so thick-skinned and actually have the audacity to tell me that you were the one who repaid the debt?&x201D;
Fu Yahui was shocked after listening to Jiang Yuning&x2019;s words. She had not known of the Lu family&x2019;s involvement, nor was she aware that Lu Jingzhi was in fact the one who had repaid the debt for them.
&x201C;In fact, you did not even hide your crime well enough. There are so many evidences pointing to the fact that you had misappropriated the funds from Star Enterprise because the amount that you had embezzled is not a small or insignificant amount. It does not matter even if you continue to deny the truth, because I have already expected you to deny it. To be honest, I have nothing else that I want to say to someone like you, who would abandon their whole family and elope with another man when your own husband was missing! Miss Fu, I have so much evidence on the crime that you have committed. Let&x2019;s see if you can continue acting so smug when I file a lawsuit against you!&x201D;
After speaking, Jiang Yuning got up from the sofa but Fu Yahui quickly reached out and held tightly onto Jiang Yuning&x2019;s arm to stop her from leaving.
&x201C;Yuning&x2026;Yuning, please don&x2019;t be impulsive. Just sit down first. Sit down and listen to my explanation,&x201D; Fu Yahui said as she was already panicking. &x201C;I admit that what I did was wrong, but it is all in the past now. Everything has happened so long ago. You are still doing very well despite all that has happened, aren&x2019;t you?&x201D;
&x201C;Do you really have no shame at all, Miss Fu? Did you know that grandpa suddenly fell ill and that he had dementia because he was so mad at you for eloping with another man? Did you know that I had to quit school and join the entertainment industry at such a young age because I had to raise money to support the family? You took away everything that belonged to the Jiang family and you gave it all to the Huo family, but look at how they are repaying you now. I cannot believe that you actually have the audacity to say that to me,&x201D; Jiang Yuning angrily replied. &x201C;Right now, I really want to know what you were thinking in the past when you took off with the Jiang family&x2019;s money and abandoned me. How could you be so heartless?&x201D;
&x201C;I&x2026;I panicked because your father suddenly disappeared&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;You are still lying,&x201D; Jiang Yuning interrupted her before she could finish her sentence. &x201C;Would you have had the courage to misappropriate and take seven billion yuan away from Star Enterprise if you were really flustered? Miss Fu, I am no longer a three-year-old child that will believe everything that you tell me. I will no longer believe any of your lies.&x201D;
Fu Yahui did not know what else to say as she continued sitting on the sofa. In the end, she looked at Jiang Yuning and said, &x201C;What do you want from me now? Everything has already happened and there is no way for me to change anything. Besides that, five years has already passed and Star Enterprise no longer exists today.&x201D;
&x201C;I want you to return every single cent that you have taken away from the Jiang family. I want you to return everything to the way that it was before you took it all away, and I want the Huo family to go back to the way they were before you invested in their workshop.&x201D;
&x201C;I cannot do that. Dongheng Enterprise is already such a big and internationally renowned company right now. It is impossible for me to give you what you want. I may be able to compensate you in some other way,&x201D; Fu Yahui quickly replied.
&x201C;You cannot do it? Then, wait for my lawyer&x2019;s letter. I believe that my lawyers would be able to get me back everything that I am asking for,&x201D; Jiang Yuning sneered. &x201C;I would also like the world to know how &x2018;great&x2019; my biological mother is.&x201D;