Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
As soon as Lu Jingzhi heard the name Vera, he immediately put his arms around Jiang Yuning before he turned around and looked at Vera. &x201C;Come on in and take a seat.&x201D;
&x201C;No, thank you. I still have to get some things done.&x201D; Vera was not stupid. She could sense the dissatisfaction that Lu Jingzhi was feeling towards her.
&x201C;Principal, do you need me to deal with this matter?&x201D; Secretary Ho asked Lu Jingzhi immediately.
&x201C;No, no, Secretary Ho, there is no need for that,&x201D; Jiang Yuning quickly replied as she waved her hands. &x201C;She will not leak any information out to the public.&x201D;
&x201C;Please come in for a short while. I need to speak with you personally, Miss Vera,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi insisted once again.
There were some things that he had to say to Vera before anything happened.
Although Vera was rather unwilling, she had no choice but to follow both of them into the house because she could not refuse the invitation when Lu Jingzhi had already asked her twice.
Vera was already shocked when she first found out that Jiang Yuning was a major shareholder of Xiya Hotel. Now, she really could not process the fact that Jiang Yuning was actually Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s woman.
She had done quite an extensive amount of investigation on Jiang Yuning but she had never discovered the fact that Jiang Yuning was in a relationship with Lu Jingzhi.
It was useless for tens of thousands of women to pine over Lu Jingzhi. Lu Jingzhi had already belonged to Jiang Yuning.
&x201C;Second brother, what are you trying to do?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked as she squeezed Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s arm gently. &x201C;I can handle my own problems.&x201D;
&x201C;I believe that you can handle your own problems but you would still need me to handle some problems for you,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied before he brought Jiang Yuning to the sofa in the living room. He then instructed Sister Liang to prepare some tea and refreshments for the guest.
Vera sat down on the sofa directly opposite them as she stared at both of them.
&x201C;You do not have to be nervous. I am not trying to create any trouble for you,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi said as soon as he sat down. &x201C;I know that people in the entertainment industry are good at examining the circumstances to decide if the benefits of supporting an artiste outweigh the cons. However, I just want to warn you that Yuning is not someone that I am merely having a fling with. I am not her gold sponsor and she is the person that I am going to spend the rest of my life with. Therefore, even though she does not need it, I just want you to know that Yuning will always have my backing and support.&x201D;
Vera merely nodded her head in response. She felt that Lu Jingzhi was indeed a very scary person.
This was because she felt as though Lu Jingzhi could read exactly what was running through her mind.
As soon as Vera saw Jiang Yuning together with Lu Jingzhi, she had immediately guessed that Lu Jingzhi was probably Jiang Yuning&x2019;s gold sponsor and he was merely having fun with her.
However, she had unexpectedly gotten the answer that she needed just a few minutes later.
&x201C;I understand,&x201D; Vera subsequently replied.
&x201C;It is naturally easier to talk to a smart person. I will go upstairs to change out of my working clothes,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied before he got up from the sofa and headed upstairs immediately.
Vera finally heaved a huge sigh of relief after Lu Jingzhi left.
&x201C;Is he that scary?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked Vera before she laughed out loud.
&x201C;Why don&x2019;t you try getting him to give you a warning instead?&x201D;
&x201C;He is very protective and always behaving as if he is my parent. Do not worry too much about it. Vera, do you want to stay for dinner?&x201D;
Vera shook her head before she stood up immediately. &x201C;No. I want to live a few more years.&x201D;
&x201C;Hahaha. Okay then, you can go home first&x2026;&x201D; Jiang Yuning laughed before she walked Vera to the front door.
Vera had more questions and doubts about Jiang Yuning as soon as she got into her car.
Since she already had Lu Jingzhi to back her up, there was nothing that she would not be able to do in the entertainment industry. However, Jiang Yuning had never once tried to obtain any benefits or job resources by relying on her relationship with Lu Jingzhi. She was really good at resisting temptations.
As for Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s attitude, he had already given her such a severe warning even though they had only met for the first time today. This clearly proved that he cared dearly for Jiang Yuning and he was indeed serious about their relationship.
Back at the villa, Lu Jingzhi had just stepped out of the bedroom after changing out of his clothes and he quickly hugged Jiang Yuning from the back. &x201C;I have a gathering at eight o&x2019;clock tonight. Come with me.&x201D;
&x201C;Huh? Can I go with you?&x201D;
&x201C;We have already planned this gathering since a long time ago, so I have to be there tonight. I know that I have already promised to shoot the short video with you. Can we start shooting tomorrow instead?&x201D; Lu Jingzhi asked as he looked at Jiang Yuning.
&x201C;Alright then, but you have to tell me what the occasion is,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she pointed at herself. &x201C;I have to dress appropriately for the occasion.&x201D;
&x201C;Just a small gathering with a few friends.&x201D;
&x201C;Is it the guy who had mentioned that Huo Yuxi has definitely undergone plastic surgery before?&x201D; Jiang Yuning suddenly asked excitedly.
Lu Jingzhi nodded his head.
&x201C;Give me ten minutes to get ready,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied before she ran up the stairs in high spirits. She was extremely excited that she would finally be meeting second brother&x2019;s friends. She was finally entering his circle.
The expression on Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s face changed immediately as he thought that Jiang Yuning was so happy because she was finally going to meet Xu Liangzhou.
Less than ten minutes later, Jiang Yuning came downstairs, dressed in a black A-line dress. She grabbed hold of Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s arm before they walked to the car together.
The gathering was held at their usual spot and at this time, Xu Liangzhou and the others had already arrived.
The few of them had already been asking Lu Jingzhi to bring his girlfriend out with him so that they could finally meet her. After such a long time, Lu Jingzhi had finally agreed to do so.
Xu Liangzhou did not know what to think when he thought about his poor sister. He did not know if she would cause a scene if she found out that Lu Jingzhi already had a girlfriend. However, he knew that he would not be taking the initiative to inform her about this matter.
&x201C;Is Jingzhi really going to bring his girlfriend to meet us today? I cannot believe that none of us know anything about his girlfriend even though we have all been brothers for so long. He really is very secretive.&x201D;
&x201C;Didn&x2019;t I ask you to bring your wives along with you? Why did you all come alone?&x201D; Xu Liangzhou asked as he stared at the other two guys who were sitting at the same table.
&x201C;Where is your wife then? I have heard rumors that the relationship between you and your wife has improved tremendously lately,&x201D; Wen Luo, the son of Luo City&x2019;s education minister, snarled in response.
As the three of them were still joking around, the hotel staff suddenly pushed open the door of the private room that they were in. Lu Jingzhi then entered the room, with Jiang Yuning by his side.
The three of them stared at the girl who was accompanying Lu Jingzhi and the more they looked at her, the more they felt that she looked extremely familiar.
Oh my god!
Wasn&x2019;t that Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s younger brother&x2019;s ex-fianc&xE9;e?
They did not expect him to have such a particular interest.
As soon as the two of them sat down at the table, Xu Liangzhou immediately said, &x201C;Jingzhi, you have really kept your secret very well-hidden.&x201D;
&x201C;This is Xu Liangzhou, the person that you had been so excited to meet. The other two are Wen Luo and Jian Shaoqi.&x201D; Lu Jingzhi briefly introduced his friends to Jiang Yuning.
&x201C;Hello, younger brother&x2019;s wife.&x201D;
The three of them looked directly at Jiang Yuning and they initially thought that she would be very shy and embarrassed. However, to their surprise, Jiang Yuning looked directly at them before she smiled and replied, &x201C;If I remember correctly, second brother has told me that the three of you are actually younger than him.&x201D;
&x201C;Greet her properly,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi said as he glared at the three of them.
&x201C;Hahaha, can&x2019;t you just let us have a little bit of fun? Hello, sister-in-law.&x201D;
The three of them quickly greeted Jiang Yuning.
Jiang Yuning laughed a little before she carefully observed the three of them.
It was a given that Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s circle of friends would definitely be people of high status. The three of them were all from extremely wealthy and prestigious families. They were all very good-looking and well-mannered. Otherwise, it would have been impossible for Lu Jingzhi to have such a long and deep friendship with them.
Xu Liangzhou looked like the most playful one amongst them whereas Wen Luo looked like a very refined gentleman. On the other hand, Jian Shaoqi had a slightly muscular physique and he looked like he would make an extremely good fighter.
&x201C;By the way, sister-in-law, do you know how many stupid things this guy here has done because of you?&x201D; Xu Liangzhou suddenly took the opportunity to ask as he moved his chair closer to Jiang Yuning.
As soon as Lu Jingzhi saw Xu Liangzhou moving closer to Jiang Yuning, he quickly reached his hand out and pulled Jiang Yuning&x2019;s chair closer to himself.
&x201C;Why are you so childish? I finally have the opportunity to meet your sweetheart today. Can&x2019;t you just let me have a good conversation with her?&x201D; Xu Liangzhou asked as he looked at Lu Jingzhi with dissatisfaction. &x201C;I have already known that you had someone in your heart ever since our high school days. Can&x2019;t you be a little more generous today?&x201D;