Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Lu Jingzhi did not say anything but simply kept quiet as he held Jiang Yuning&x2019;s hand and gently squeezed it under the table.
&x201C;That is better,&x201D; Xu Liangzhou replied before he moved in closer to Jiang Yuning once again. &x201C;Do not be deceived by this man&x2019;s appearance. In fact, he is the most boring one among us. Back when we were all in high school, we did not know that he already had feelings for someone special. Therefore, when the prettiest girl in school started chasing after him, we tried to help them by intentionally creating an opportunity for them to spend some time together. As a result, we had successfully trapped both of them in the warehouse at the back of the school. We turned off all the lights and it was pitch black in the warehouse. All we could hear was the girl screaming in fear. However, Jingzhi did not even try to comfort her, but simply left her there on her own. In the end, he had successfully scared the girl away because of his aloofness.&x201D;
&x201C;When we were in university, the girls there were even more aggressive. Therefore, in order to prevent any girls from getting closer to him, Jingzhi was very rude and heartless to the girls. There was once an incident where one of his classmates had secretly taken a picture of him during class and uploaded it on the internet. The girl was forced to transfer out of the university the very next day. Hahaha.&x201D;
&x201C;Troublesome,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied indifferently.
&x201C;There has just been too many incidents that have happened and I do not know which ones to tell you about. Anyway, we had always assumed that the reason why Jingzhi had acted that way and avoided all the cute and beautiful girls who were interested in him was because he was only interested in men. It was only until five years ago when he had asked for our help that we finally understood how deep his feelings were for this secret sweetheart of his. At that time, Jingzhi merely told us that he needed the money to help the person that he had loved all his life. However, he refused to disclose the identity of that person. I finally understand why he had refused to disclose your identity at that time, Yuning. No matter what has happened in the past, I hope that you will always be loyal and treat Jingzhi well in future, Yuning.&x201D;
Xu Liangzhou spoke to Jiang Yuning in a serious manner.
Jiang Yuning turned around and looked at Lu Jingzhi. Of course she would love him and treat him well&x2014;she was deeply in love with him.
&x201C;I do not care anymore, the one with the surname Lu! I believe you have already gotten the love of your life after waiting so many years. You should feel guilty for making us worry about you all the time throughout all these years, so you should pay for the meal tonight!&x201D;
&x201C;I will pay, I will pay,&x201D; Jiang Yuning quickly offered as she patted her chest gently.
Lu Jingzhi turned around and stared at Jiang Yuning before he asked, &x201C;How are you going to pay for the meal? Do you have money? Have you forgotten that I am in charge of all of our finances?&x201D;
&x201C;Hey, Lu Jingzhi are you a man? Why didn&x2019;t you turn your finances over to sister-in-law to manage?&x201D; Wen Luo asked immediately.
&x201C;It is not like that. I am not good at managing money. That is why I have asked second brother to be in charge of our finances,&x201D; Jiang Yuning explained immediately.
All three of Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s close friends exchanged glances with one another before they sighed.
&x201C;I am jealous.&x201D;
&x201C;I am so jealous.&x201D;
&x201C;Xu Liangzhou, why did you ask us to come along today? You want us to feel jealous over Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s life?&x201D;
Xu Liangzhou shrugged before he replied, &x201C;We should all be a little more understanding. After all, Jingzhi is finally experiencing what it feels like to be in love at such an old age.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi was in an extremely good mood as he spent his night with Jiang Yuning and his close friends. He was not even bothered even though his friends kept teasing and making fun of him.
Jiang Yuning also enjoyed being around Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s friends. They were very well-mannered and refined gentlemen, and they all had a great sense of humour. Jiang Yuning felt extremely comfortable around them.
&x201C;Jingzhi, does Grandpa Lu already know about your relationship with Yuning?&x201D; Xu Liangzhou could not help but to ask out of concern for both of them.
&x201C;Not yet,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied faintly.
The few people sitting around the table thought about it and they all knew that it would not be easy to get Grandpa Lu&x2019;s approval. This was because Jiang Yuning used to be Lu Zongye&x2019;s fianc&xE9;e and the engagement had only been annulled not too long ago. Furthermore, Grandpa Lu would have had very strict requirements for Lu Jingzhi, considering the fact that he was the heir of the Lu family.
&x201C;If you face any difficulties, do not hesitate to ask us for help.&x201D;
&x201C;Oh right, I have suddenly thought of something,&x201D; Jian Shaoqi, who had been rather quiet the entire night, suddenly spoke up. &x201C;Sister-in-law, your name is Jiang Yuning, right? Earlier today, I heard the garbage in my house talking over the phone. I heard him mentioning something about hiring someone to deal with Jiang Yuning.&x201D;
The garbage that Jian Shaoqi was referring to was his father&x2019;s illegitimate son, the second young master of the Jian family. The second young master of the Jian family only knew how to eat, drink, and party all day. He also splurged and spent plenty of money on many young artistes in the entertainment industry.
Jian Shaoqi did not really pay much attention to what was about to happen to Jiang Yuning when he overheard the phone conversation earlier that day. However, Jiang Yuning was now his sister-in-law. Jian Shaoqi had only remembered what he heard earlier on when Xu Liangzhou mentioned the word difficulties.
&x201C;Well, the garbage in your house probably thinks that he has already lived too long,&x201D; Xu Liangzhou replied as he observed the expression on Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s face.
Jiang Yuning suddenly recalled Vera mentioning that she felt as though Mu Xian would not give up so easily.
Therefore, was the second young master of the Jian family the sponsor who was providing back up and support to Mu Xian?
&x201C;So, how do you want to deal with this matter, Jingzhi?&x201D;
&x201C;Let us just eat first,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied as he looked at Jian Shaoqi. &x201C;Let us not talk about killing or getting rid of anyone in front of your sister-in-law.&x201D;
The few of them started smiling because they immediately understood what Lu Jingzhi was trying to imply.
&x201C;I can handle this matter on my own,&x201D; Jiang Yuning suddenly said as she turned around to look at Lu Jingzhi.
&x201C;Yuning, you should not be so stubborn. Let me teach you a little something. You can do whatever you want to do if your man is not around. However, if your man is around and he wants to do something to protect and defend you, then you should just sit back and let him protect you. Do you understand?&x201D; Xu Liangzhou said as he raised his eyebrow at Jiang Yuning. &x201C;If a woman does everything on her own, then what can a man do?&x201D;
&x201C;That is right!&x201D;
&x201C;Sister-in-law, just sit back and let Jingzhi settle this matter for you.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning could not say anything else after the three of them continued reprimanding her continuously.
The few of them started drinking wine together and time seemed to fly by as they finished their meal. At this time, Lu Jingzhi took out his wallet and handed it over to Jiang Yuning before saying, &x201C;Here, take this and help us settle the bill.&x201D;
&x201C;Okay.&x201D; Jiang Yuning took Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s wallet before she followed the waitress out to the cashier to settle the bill.
In fact, Jiang Yuning knew that Lu Jingzhi had deliberately sent her away so that he could discuss how to settle the matter involving the second young master of the Jian family.
&x201C;Shaoqi, make sure that you get your brother to dispose of Mu Xian and to stop all the sponsorship that he is giving her. Otherwise, do not blame me for taking action against him,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi said to Jian Shaoqi directly.
&x201C;Why would you need to dirty your own hands with something as simple as this? I will deal with him as soon as I get home tonight,&x201D; Jian Shaoqi replied with a smile on his face. &x201C;The most important thing right now is to ensure sister-in-law&x2019;s safety. After all, this involves our young master Lu&x2019;s happiness.&x201D;
&x201C;How about&x2026;&x201D; Xu Liangzhou rephrased his sentence before speaking again, &x201C;Would you like us to destroy Mu Xian&x2019;s chances of ever returning to the entertainment industry?&x201D;
&x201C;There is no need to do that. Uncle will know how to deal with her.&x201D; Furthermore, he knew that Jiang Yuning would not be happy if he intervened too much.
&x201C;Jingzhi, now that sister-in-law is not around, we want to ask you a question. You have to tell us the truth. Is she&x2026;is Yuning really serious about you?&x201D; Xu Liangzhou asked Lu Jingzhi without any hesitation. &x201C;Do not blame us for being worried about you. After all, she was engaged to someone else not too long ago&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;She is my woman. I know how she truly feels about me better than anyone else,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied immediately to dispel the suspicions that his friends had. He did not beat around the bush to prove that Jiang Yuning&x2019;s feelings for him were real. &x201C;Anyway, I am going to spend the rest of my life with her. Even if she does not love me now, she will definitely fall in love with me after spending more time with me.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning had already paid the bill and she was standing right outside the door at this time.
She could not help but feel teary when she overheard Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s last sentence.
&x201C;But&x2026;I am already deeply in love with you.&x201D;
However, Jiang Yuning did not enter the room immediately because she did not want to embarrass Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s friends.
Very soon, the few of them were already exiting the hotel.
Xu Liangzhou and the other two men were in a very good mood because they finally got to meet their sister-in-law. They even promised to support whatever drama that she would be in and told her that they would get their employees to watch and support her television shows too.
Jiang Yuning could not help but blush. &x201C;Stop making fun of me!&x201D;