Chapter 125: Where Do You Stand, Out of Everyone Who Hates Me?
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Gu Pingsheng reminded Shen Yichen.
Logically, Vera should not have displayed her strong and competitive side so quickly, especially in front of the other two men who had come with her. However, she had already expressed her views and had even directly requested to manage Jiang Yuning. There could only be two explanations for this.
First of all, Vera could have done so because she wanted to prove her own ability. She knew that Jiang Yuning was a blacklisted actress and that if she could bring Jiang Yuning to fame, she would thus be able to prove her skills and ability in a very short timeframe .
The second explanation was that she probably had a personal grudge against Jiang Yuning and that she wanted to keep an eye on Jiang Yuning&x2019;s each and every move. The only way she would have been able to do that was by being Jiang Yuning&x2019;s exclusive agent.
&x201C;Boss, which option would you prefer it to be?&x201D;
&x201C;There is no point making an assumption right now. The only thing that we can do now is to sit back and watch what happens eventually,&x201D; Gu Pingsheng replied Shen Yichen. &x201C;Although I have already handed Yuning over to Vera, you still have to keep a lookout for Jiang Yuning to make sure that Vera does not go overboard. After all, you are still the director in charge of artiste management. Otherwise, how would I be able to explain myself to my nephew if he finds out that his girlfriend is being bullied?&x201D;
&x201C;No worries, boss. I will make sure that everything goes smoothly. I have a feeling that Vera is not as simple as she looks.&x201D;
&x201C;Then, let us just wait and see what happens.&x201D;
Gu Pingsheng had not expected that Vera would demand to manage Jiang Yuning as soon as she entered the company. He did not want to conclude so quickly on whether Vera was doing this to prove her working capability or if she was doing it because she had a hidden agenda. That was why he had decided on giving Vera a chance to prove herself.
&x201C;Furthermore, you cannot let Vera find out about Yuning&x2019;s relationship with Jingzhi, her relationship with you, and also how Ku Jie is related to her. It should all be kept a secret. If possible, do not let Vera find out about Yuning&x2019;s personal matters or even where she is staying right now. Since I do not know what her intention is, I do not trust Vera at this point and I want her to believe that Yuning is merely a blacklisted artiste who does not have anything,&x201D; Gu Pingsheng said cautiously.
&x201C;I understand, boss. I will sort out the relevant information before I give Yuning a call.&x201D;
Gu Pingsheng nodded his head and waved his hand, giving Shen Yichen permission to leave his office.
As for Vera, Gu Pingsheng wondered if his investigation on Vera was not thorough enough.
Jiang Yuning did not know that her agent had already been swapped. She was studying Chinese medicine from Grandpa Tan in his courtyard, and she was trying to get him to reveal some information regarding her father.
Grandpa Tan was already afraid that Jiang Yuning would ask him questions and he replied, &x201C;Yuning, please do not put me on the spot by asking me these questions. You can ask your father these questions when you meet him in future.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning sighed as she nodded her head. &x201C;Actually, I simply want to know why my father has refused to see me or give me any news about him in these past five years even though he is alive.&x201D;
&x201C;Who knows? I do not know how your father could be so heartless.&x201D;
After listening to Grandpa Tan&x2019;s reply, Jiang Yuning did not ask him any more questions but instead focused on studying Chinese medicine from him until she received a phone call from Shen Yichen.
&x201C;I was in a meeting when you called me earlier in the morning. Chairman Gu has just returned from abroad and he has brought three foreign agents back with him. One of them is called Vera and she has personally requested for you to be the artiste under her management. Chairman Gu has already agreed to her request and I have already handed all your working information over to Vera. She wants to meet you later to get to know you.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning frowned as she found it very difficult to process the sudden change. &x201C;Why is this happening all of a sudden?&x201D;
&x201C;This incident is indeed very sudden. She had seemed very prepared when she brought you up during the meeting. Therefore, Chairman Gu has decided to give her an opportunity to manage you so that we can determine her true intention during this period. You should be careful about what you tell her and how you act around her. Yuning, I can tell you for sure that she does not look like an easy person to handle.&x201D;
&x201C;Alright then. Just let her come. I am at Grandpa Tan&x2019;s house right now,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied without complaining at all.
She had previously experienced this sort of situation numerous times when she was still with Emperor Entertainment.
Each time she was given a new agent, she would always be left out and played around with without being given any opportunities at all.
She would not let that happen again this time because she would not give anyone face anymore&x2014;not even if Vera was really an extremely competent agent from abroad.
&x201C;Okay. Yuning, just give me a call if you face any problems with Vera. After all, I am still the director in charge of artiste management.&x201D;
&x201C;Alright, I have got it. Director Shen is the best.&x201D;
Shen Yichen chuckled before he hung up the phone. He did not know if Jiang Yuning would be able to handle it. After all, Vera looked like a very difficult person and she seemed to be deeply influenced by her foreign culture and origins. He was afraid that she would force her foreign management methods onto Jiang Yuning.
However, Jiang Yuning was not affected and she remained calm as ever because she did not care where Vera was from.
At three o&x2019;clock in the afternoon, Vera arrived in front of Grandpa Tan&x2019;s house. As she did not like the smell of herbs and Chinese medicine, she leaned against the door and gave Jiang Yuning a phone call. &x201C;I am Vera, your new exclusive agent. Come out.&x201D;
&x201C;The door is not locked. You can come in,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied over the phone.
&x201C;I do not like the smell of Chinese medicine. I am allergic to herbs,&x201D; Vera replied. &x201C;I will give you two minutes to come out.&x201D; Vera hung up as soon as she said the last sentence.
Jiang Yuning stared at her cell phone and there was a complicated look on her face. Grandpa Tan was standing next to her and he could immediately sense that something was wrong.
&x201C;Nothing has happened but I have to leave now, Grandpa Tan.&x201D; Jiang Yuning quickly put away her cell phone before smiling at Grandpa Tan.
Jiang Yuning washed her hands to get rid of the smell of herbs before she grabbed her backpack and left Grandpa Tan&x2019;s courtyard. As soon as she stepped out of the door, she saw a woman with long hair who was dressed in a beige colored suit, leaning against a white Porsche.
&x201C;Get into the car,&x201D; the other party replied as soon as she saw Jiang Yuning.
Jiang Yuning walked towards the passenger seat and got into the car. She could sense that the atmosphere in the car was very tense.
&x201C;My name is Vera and I am your new exclusive agent. I believe that Director Shen would have already informed you about this matter. I will be handling and managing you for the next three months,&x201D; Vera said in a cold manner as she started the car. &x201C;I am already accustomed to the methods that I have been using to manage artistes abroad and I will not change my management style. Therefore, you would have to bear with me. I know that the way I speak could be rather sharp at times. It would be best if you are able to accept it. But if you are unable to accept it, then just let it go and do not take it to heart.&x201D;
&x201C;Where are we going?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked.
&x201C;I am obviously looking for a place where we can sit down and talk. Do you think that anyone would find this to be a suitable place to have this conversation?&x201D; Vera asked as she glared at Jiang Yuning.
&x201C;Other people would be able to do it, but I know that you cannot,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she smiled.
Vera turned around to look at Jiang Yuning before she sneered. &x201C;Do you want to know why you are still blacklisted and why your reputation is still so bad now? You are always wasting your time, shooting all those unnecessary ancient short videos. You think that you are doing something entirely different in comparison to other artistes, but in actual fact, these are the same old tricks. Other artistes do not even want to waste their time doing such unnecessary things.&x201D;
&x201C;I have heard that you took the initiative to specifically request to be my agent,&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked as she did not want Vera to continue insulting her.
&x201C;That is right.&x201D;
&x201C;What is your reason for doing so?&x201D;
&x201C;Because your reputation is so tarnished. If I am able to do a good job in bringing you to fame again, I can easily prove my talent and ability,&x201D; Vera replied, humiliating Jiang Yuning in a ruthless manner.
&x201C;I can tell that you really hate me a lot,&x201D; Jiang Yuning instantly replied. Even though Vera was so spiteful, Jiang Yuning was not angry at all.
&x201C;Quite a bit.&x201D;
&x201C;Where do you think you stand, out of everyone who hates me?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked as she smirked.