Chapter 135: Bad Reputation All Over Again
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
This was the first time that Jiang Yuning had specified so clearly when she started to have feelings for Lu Jingzhi.
Lu Jingzhi was equally stunned after listening to Jiang Yuning&x2019;s sudden confession.
He only knew that she had already liked him when they were both younger, but he did not know that she had already liked him ever since she was twelve years old!
&x201C;Then, you are also at fault for not telling me about your feelings for Lu Jingzhi earlier. Why did you not tell me your feelings at that time?&x201D; Jiang Zhitong asked as he pointed at Jiang Yuning. &x201C;If you had just stepped up and told me the truth, then your grandfather would not have arranged for your engagement with Lu Zongye. You would also not have wasted so many years before you could finally be together with Jingzhi.&x201D;
&x201C;That is all your fault, second brother. You were always so cold towards me, I thought that I would never have a chance to be with you,&x201D; Jiang Yuning said as she pushed the blame towards Lu Jingzhi.
&x201C;Yes, it is all my fault,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi accepted the blame without coming up with any excuse. Jiang Yuning had still been so young then. Even if they really had feelings for one another, he would not have done anything. However, when she had gotten a little older, she was already someone else&x2019;s fianc&xE9;e.
&x201C;Alright then, I can take my leave now. I have only here to meet up with both of you before I leave for the United States. I do not know how long I will be there, but I believe that it would be for quite a long time. You can always call or video call me if you miss me. I was still a little worried about you initially, but I am now relieved because I know that Jingzhi will be taking care of you,&x201D; Jiang Zhitong said as he hugged Jiang Yuning tightly before patting her gently on the head. &x201C;You should go inside now, the sea breeze is very strong today.&x201D;
&x201C;Then, you have to promise that you will come back home and see me as soon as you have the chance to do so.&x201D;
&x201C;I promise.&x201D; Jiang Zhitong nodded his head lovingly before he handed his daughter&x2019;s hand over to Lu Jingzhi.
Jiang Yuning was extremely emotional as she watched Jiang Zhitong walking away from them. However, she was still grateful that her father was still alive and had already returned to her side.
&x201C;Let us go back in,&x201D; Jiang Yuning said as she held tightly onto Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s hand. The two of them went back into the villa and at this time, Sister Liang had just prepared breakfast for both of them.
As Jiang Yuning was about to sit down at the dining table, Lu Jingzhi pulled her over to him and sat her down on his lap.
&x201C;Sister Liang is still here,&x201D; Jiang Yuning could not help but struggle because she was embarrassed.
&x201C;Wow, you have already fallen in love with me since you were twelve years old?&x201D;
&x201C;Can&x2019;t I?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked as she shot a murderous look at Lu Jingzhi.
&x201C;Tell me more about it,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi demanded. &x201C;Otherwise, don&x2019;t dream of getting off my lap so easily.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning grinned and thought for a moment before she replied, &x201C;Well&x2026;there was one time when I was playing in your room all by myself. I was jumping up and then on your bed and then, I had my first ever menstruation and I unknowingly stained your bedsheets. I felt so guilty and embarrassed at that time and from then on, I was always afraid that you would hate me. Therefore, I would secretly look at you all the time to observe your reaction, fearing that you hated me. Eventually, it became a habit to peek at you and I could not help but want to get closer to you as time passed.&x201D;
&x201C;Fortunately, you never did find out about that incident or else, it would have been so embarrassing for me.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi started laughing as he hugged her tightly in his arms.
Jiang Yuning blushed immediately as she asked, &x201C;Why are you laughing?&x201D;
&x201C;Because I have always thought that you were an innocent little girl. Who would have known that you had already known how to distinguish a relationship between a man and a woman ever since your first menstruation?&x201D;
&x201C;Ah! Ah! I don&x2019;t want to live anymore!&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she used her hands to cover her own face.
The story of how she started liking Lu Jingzhi&x2026;had a very strange beginning indeed.
After eating breakfast together, Jiang Yuning was preparing to leave the house together with Lu Jingzhi when she received a phone call from Vera.
&x201C;Are you at home? Something has happened.&x201D;
&x201C;What happened?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked as the smile on her face disappeared immediately. She waved her hand, indicating for Lu Jingzhi to leave by himself.
&x201C;Go online and take a look at the hot search today. I advise you not to go out today. I am afraid that the paparazzi would be stalking you today. We will meet up later today.&x201D;
&x201C;Got it,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied immediately.
&x201C;What is wrong?&x201D; Lu Jingzhi had been waiting for Jiang Yuning to end the phone call because he heard that something had happened.
Jiang Yuning quickly put her cell phone away before she shook her head. She put her hands around Lu Jingzhi like a spoiled girlfriend and said, &x201C;It is okay. It is just that your girlfriend is all over the internet hot search again. I am already used to it. Don&x2019;t worry, you can go to work now. I can handle this by myself. Moreover, I have uncle on my side this time.&x201D;
&x201C;If you face any difficulties that you cannot handle, do not hesitate to call Secretary Ho,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi said as he kissed Jiang Yuning gently on the lips before he left for work.
Jiang Yuning quickly grabbed her cell phone and started browsing the internet to look at the hot search as soon as Lu Jingzhi left.
#JiangYuningGodfather #JiangYuningXiyaFather #JiangYuningDespicableMeans
After browsing through all the hot search, Jiang Yuning called Vera and asked, &x201C;What is going on here?&x201D;
&x201C;The news that you made a phone call to your father in the recording studio yesterday has been leaked to the public. Everyone is reacting because they do not know that your biological father is still alive. Someone started a rumour that you have a godfather in Xiya Hotel and you are using your inappropriate relationship with him to gain sponsorship and access to the show.&x201D;
&x201C;Things have escalated so quickly because there are a lot of fans supporting and following the variety show
&x201C;Fortunately, I was only&x2026;dressed as a prop in a robot suit in the recording. Otherwise, I am going to develop a bad reputation all over again. Vera, public relations must be having a hard time dealing with this issue, right?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked Vera.
&x201C;You are a major shareholder of Xiya Hotel. If this information gets out, it will definitely increase the amount of criticism pointed towards you. Therefore, in my opinion, the only way to resolve this matter would be to disclose the truth that your father is still alive, but that would depend on whether uncle&x2026;&x201D;
Jiang Yuning understood what Vera was trying to say. Everything depended on whether Jiang Zhitong would be willing to face the public to speak on Jiang Yuning&x2019;s behalf.
&x201C;In comparison to how we should deal with the public, I am in fact more concerned about how this matter got leaked out in the first place,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied immediately.
She had suddenly recalled how someone had also intentionally leaked the information to the media when she sued Fu Yahui previously.
It was happening again this time. Jiang Yuning did not believe that the production staff and crew would be so careless to leak this kind of information out to the public.
&x201C;Do you mean that you want to conduct an investigation into this matter?&x201D;
&x201C;This is what you should do, Vera. First of all, you should contact the production crew and ask the deputy director to recall if there had been anyone suspicious amongst the crew yesterday. I have to find out who is behind this mess so that I will not be played around by this person again. Secondly, please ask the company to issue a statement alongside the production team of
Vera remained silent after listening to what Jiang Yuning had just said.
This was because she felt that Jiang Yuning was acting more like a qualified agent as compared to herself.
Her speech was clear and her approach to handle the public relations matter was very reasonable. In comparison to some artistes who would have lost their temper immediately when faced with a similar situation, her reaction was really beyond Vera&x2019;s expectations.
&x201C;I will do just that,&x201D; Vera replied after a short while.
Jiang Yuning then hung up on the phone call before she continued scrolling through the internet.
[Does Jiang Yuning have to create a scene after a few peaceful days?]
[Jiang Yuning, can&x2019;t you just stay out of trouble for once in your life?]
[If Jiang Yuning really participated in
[I can&x2019;t believe that Jiang Yuning would actually sleep with someone from Xiya Hotel just to get on the show. The entertainment circle is really chaotic indeed.]
Jiang Yuning took a deep breath before she logged into her fan club because she had already said that she would not be affected by what the netizens were saying about her.
Her fans were also as anxious as she was.
[Sister Yuning, I don&x2019;t believe that you are that kind of person.]
[I am unable to fight against those negative people! Ah! Ah! I am so frustrated.]