Chapter 139: It Depends on Your Performance Tonight
&x201C;No! No! I promise that it will not,&x201D; Jiang Yuning tried to convince Lu Jingzhi. &x201C;And&x2026;&x201D; Jiang Yuning kicked her leg in front of Lu Jingzhi before she leaned towards him and whispered, &x201C;Don&x2019;t you want to see what I would look like when I am dressed as a dancer?&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi did not reply but Jiang Yuning caught a glimpse of the sparkle in his eyes.
Yes, got it!
&x201C;If you don&x2019;t say anything, then I will take it as your promise.&x201D;
&x201C;Did I say that?&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied as he started walking up the stairs slowly.
&x201C;Come on, we will not be shooting it tonight. The outfit that the young paparazzo chose was so ugly that I had him get me another set for you. How would that plain outfit suit someone like you? You are basically my idol,&x201D; Jiang Yuning complained as she followed behind Lu Jingzhi.
Lu Jingzhi smacked his lips tightly together before he finally replied, &x201C;It depends on your performance tonight.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning snorted as she stared at his back. Treacherous!
The third short video was titled
. It was about a god of war, Chong Hua, who was a cold and soulless killing machine.
His only companion was a sword that he carried around with him wherever he went. He had no family or wife and he only had a female confidant, Ye Ji, who was an extremely hardworking dancer at an inn.
Ye Ji was sold to the inn when she was merely five years old. She was extremely beautiful and she was already the best dancer at the inn when she turned fifteen. She was in love with Chong Hua but never did express her feelings for him because of her low status. The only thing that she could do was to dedicate a dance to Chong Hua every single time before he went to the battlefield.
The both of them had this tacit understanding between themselves for more than ten years but Chong Hua never returned after the last night that Ye Ji danced for him.
One day, Ye Ji received news that Chong Hua had died on the battlefield. She immediately ran to the seaside, where she had always dedicated her dance to Chong Hua and danced one last time before she ran and sat by his grave.
Why did Jiang Yuning insist on shooting the third short video despite Vera&x2019;s opposition? These were the reason why.
Firstly, she really liked the third story. Secondly, she really wanted to see how Lu Jingzhi would look like in a traditional Chinese outfit.
In fact, the most crucial scene in this short video would be filmed at the seaside and some rocks and a bunch of bonfires wold be the props in this video.
Jiang Yuning&x2019;s makeup artist and teacher, as well as some of the people helping with the shoot, would also have to be there.
However, Jiang Yuning decided that she would have to sign a confidentiality agreement with these people in advance because of Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s identity.
Furthermore, she was going to join the
cast very soon. Therefore, she had to make use of the time that she had left to prepare a big surprise for her fans before that.
Obviously, one of the major reasons she had wanted to continue shooting the third short video was because she would be contented if she could just play the video whenever she missed Lu Jingzhi when she was away.
It was already late at night when Vera arrived at the television and broadcast station to look for the staff member of
who had taken and released the photo of Jiang Yuning the other day.
In order to facilitate the questioning process, the deputy director had called the staff to come directly to his office.
&x201C;Deputy director, are you looking for me?&x201D; the other party who was wearing an employee pass over his neck asked as soon as he entered the deputy director&x2019;s office. At this time, Vera was sitting at the corner of the office.
&x201C;Vera, I think it would be better if you did the questioning yourself,&x201D; the deputy director said as he was not good at handling this kind of situation.
After listening to the deputy director, Vera stood up and walked towards the employee before she handed the photographs over to him. &x201C;Is that you in the picture? Did you take and leak out the photo of the confrontation between the deputy director and Jiang Yuning?&x201D;
The employee took a moment to look at the photographs and the expression on his face changed immediately.
&x201C;At that time, there were only four of you who were able to hear the confrontation going on between Jiang Yuning and the deputy director. The next day, the matter that they were talking about during the confrontation was all over the internet. I want to know if you were the one who leaked this information to the media,&x201D; Vera asked as she looked directly into the employees&x2019; eyes.
&x201C;I&x2026;I&x2026;I&x2026;&x201D; the other party was stuttering.
&x201C;We have already questioned the other three employees who were pictured in the photographs. However, you are still the biggest suspect in this matter. I hope that you will tell us the truth, so I would still be able to speak up on your behalf and convince the deputy director to allow you to keep your job, at least. If you refuse to tell us the truth, then there is nothing that I can do to help you, but we definitely need to find the person responsible for this matter,&x201D; Vera said in a flat tone. In fact, she was simply lying to trap, intimidate, and coerce him into admitting his guilt.
&x201C;I&x2026;I had only sent those pictures to my girlfriend,&x201D; the other party quickly admitted. &x201C;I know we are supposed to keep things confidential when we are filming a program, but I merely sent her the pictures because she is my girlfriend. She is also working within the entertainment industry and I believe that she understands the rules of the industry too. She could not be that ignorant.&x201D;
&x201C;Who is your girlfriend?&x201D;
&x201C;My girlfriend is also working for Guangying Media. She is Mu Xian&x2019;s personal assistant,&x201D; the employee replied immediately. &x201C;Deputy director, I really did not know that this matter would escalate into such a big issue. I was merely chatting privately with my girlfriend.&x201D;
&x201C;Are you sure that she really regards you as her boyfriend?&x201D; Vera asked as she sneered. &x201C;Deputy director, since the matter seems to have leaked from Guangying Media, then I will proceed to handle the matter right now. I will leave you to deal with your employee on your own.&x201D;
&x201C;Please go ahead,&x201D; the deputy director replied as he nodded his head.
&x201C;Sister Vera, you said that you would speak on my behalf if I told the truth,&x201D; the employee reached out and grabbed Vera&x2019;s arm, refusing to let her leave.
&x201C;Deputy director, give me some face. Please do not fire him,&x201D; Vera said flatly.
The deputy director understood what Vera meant immediately. After all, the most important trait that one should possess when they worked in this industry was to have a tight mouth and the ability to keep things private and confidential.
&x201C;Since Vera has asked personally, I will not fire you, then,&x201D; the deputy director replied. He would not fire him, but he would keep him by his side and torture him slowly.
Vera left as soon as she heard the deputy director&x2019;s reply. She had finally found out the mastermind behind this matter&x2014;Mu Xian.
As Vera was driving back to the company, she suddenly received an incoming phone call from Yin Qingyu.
Vera glanced at her cell phone before she answered the call. &x201C;Qingyu, is there anything important?&x201D;
&x201C;I just saw the news about Jiang Yuning&x2019;s scandal. Did you do that? Vera, I have always known that you treat me the best! You are the only one who would be so willing to do so much for me. I cannot wait to see Jiang Yuning lose everything that she has!&x201D;
&x201C;No, I did not do that,&x201D; Vera replied truthfully. &x201C;Someone else did that to frame Jiang Yuning.&x201D;
&x201C;It does not matter. I will be happy as long as Jiang Yuning is in trouble. If it was not because of her, Jiang Muyang would not have left me and I would not have been so miserable for the past few years. You should know how much I hate both of them.&x201D; Yin Qingyu continued brainwashing Vera over the phone.
&x201C;Qingyu, you can be rest assured that I will not betray you,&x201D; Vera replied immediately. &x201C;I have to hang up now because I have to get some work done tonight.&x201D;
She hung up on the phone immediately after she spoke.
Vera did not know why but she was suddenly determined to find out the truth about Jiang Muyang&x2019;s departure.
This was because the more she associated and was in contact with Jiang Yuning, the more she felt that Jiang Yuning was not a bad person.
Vera could not come up with a reasonable conclusion and so, she finally decided to return to the company first. As soon as she arrived at the company, she went to Shen Yichen&x2019;s office immediately.
&x201C;According to that employee, the only person that he had shared the information and photographs with was his girlfriend. His girlfriend also happens to be Mu Xian&x2019;s personal assistant.&x201D;
&x201C;Mu Xian.&x201D; Shen Yichen seemed to be in deep thoughts as he leaned against the back of his chair. &x201C;I have got it. You can go home now. Thank you for your hard work.&x201D;
It did not look as if Mu Xian held any grudges against Jiang Yuning. So why had she done that?
It seemed as though he really had to find the perfect opportunity to question her.