Chapter 157: I am Worth More Than What You Can Afford to Pay
&x201C;It has only been a few years but you have unexpectedly already changed so much, Muyang. Does that mean that I could buy you for the day if I just offer you some money? How much do you usually charge per day?&x201D; Yin Qingyu continued questioning Muyang in an arrogant and smug manner.
Jiang Muyang squinted as though he had something on his mind.
Ku Jie stared at the woman standing before him and all he felt for her was extreme disgust but he chose to keep his cool.
After a few minutes, the manager personally delivered the bottle of red wine to Yin Qingyu&x2019;s table. &x201C;CEO Jiang, this is the bottle of DRC that was requested by this lady.&x201D;
Yin Qingyu was stunned and she froze for a moment when she heard the manager addressing Jiang Muyang as the CEO. Didn&x2019;t X Society tell her that Jiang Muyang was a useless bum?
Ku Jie took the bottle of red wine from the manager and subsequently placed it on the table in front of Yin Qingyu. He looked at her with disdain as he said, &x201C;You actually thought that you could buy me with the little money that you have? I am worth more than what you can afford to pay.&x201D;
After he had spoken, Ku Jie took off his apron and turned around, ready to walk out of the bar. However, when he got to the door, he turned around and informed the manager, &x201C;Make sure you serve this lady well. She has already said that she will book the entire bar tonight, so make sure you charge everything on her tab.&x201D;
Yin Qingyu stood up as soon as she heard Ku Jie&x2019;s words but she was stopped immediately by the bartender. &x201C;Sorry, miss. We have already opened this bottle of DRC for you. Please settle the bill first before you leave.&x201D;
After that, the bartender turned around to make an announcement to all the guests in the bar. &x201C;Good day, everyone. This lady here had booked the entire place tonight. Feel free to consume as much as you wish to. Everything is on her tab tonight!&x201D;
Yin Qingyu was extremely furious because she was played like a fool. &x201C;Jiang Muyang!!!&x201D;
A short while later, the bar manager called Ku Jie. &x201C;CEO Jiang! That lady spent a total of 1.21 million yuan just now.&x201D;
Although they were not short of business at the bar, the bar manager hoped that this lady would come more often. Therefore, he specifically spoke to Yin Qingyu before she left the bar.
&x201C;Miss, you are now considered one of our VIP customers as you have already spent more than one million yuan at our bar. You will be entitled to a 20% discount the next time you visit us here.&x201D;
Yin Qingyu was so furious that she could not hold her anger in any longer. As soon as she returned to the hotel, she made a phone call to X Society immediately. &x201C;Hey! I told you to investigate and follow Jiang Muyang on my behalf. Why didn&x2019;t you inform me that Jiang Muyang is in fact the owner of the bar?&x201D;
&x201C;Miss, your instructions were for us to tail Jiang Muyang and film him secretly. You did not ask us to conduct a comprehensive investigation on his background, right?&x201D;
&x201C;Your people told me that he was just a poor man who had nothing!&x201D;
&x201C;Is that why you went ahead and confronted him directly, miss? What is so great about the owner of a bar? For someone as wealthy as you, he is still nothing even if he owns a bar, right? Don&x2019;t you agree with me?&x201D;
Ku Jie was sitting right next to Xiao K at this moment and he was sipping his cup of water as he listened in on Xiao K&x2019;s phone conversation with Yin Qingyu.
&x201C;Forget it. I want you to do another thing for me now. I want to blast some news regarding Jiang Yuning&x2019;s exclusive agent. I want to buy the main page in your publication. I have all the necessary evidence and videos that you might need.&x201D;
After Yin Qingyu spoke, Xiao K looked at Ku Jie, as though he was reminding him that she had taken the bait.
&x201C;Miss, X Society does not publish any kind of news relating to agents. I can introduce to some other media outlets which may be interested in publishing your news. What do you think?&x201D;
&x201C;You guys cannot even get your job done well and yet still remain so selective with the jobs that you take,&x201D; Yin Qingyu replied as she was already extremely annoyed at the moment. However, Ku Jie had his own reasons for refusing to accept the job offer.
Firstly, Vera&x2019;s interview had already been published on many social websites. If X Society were to help Yin Qingyu to publish contradictory news about Vera at this time, then X Society would definitely lose its outstanding reputation. It was not worth taking such a huge risk for someone like Yin Qingyu. Therefore, Ku Jie had asked Xiao K to push Yin Qingyu to his competitors instead.
&x201C;Brother Ku Jie, are you sure that your competitor would want to accept this job?&x201D;
&x201C;Affirmative,&x201D; Ku Jie replied decisively. &x201C;First of all, Yin Qingyu is a big customer who is willing to spend a huge sum of money just to get the job done. Secondly, our competitor would definitely accept this news as it involves Jiang Yuning and would therefore garner plenty of attention. Finally, don&x2019;t all of the orders that X Society refuses to accept get swooped up by all our competitors eventually?&x201D;
&x201C;Wow. Brother Ku Jie, you are a god!&x201D; Xiao K exclaimed as he showed Ku Jie a thumbs up.
Wasn&x2019;t the Jiang family a family of foxes?
Jiang Zhitong was an old fox, Jiang Muyang was a stinky fox and Jiang Yuning was a cute fox.
After receiving the news that Yin Qingyu had already fallen for their trap, Jiang Yuning was extremely satisfied as she sat back and waited to watch the show.
At this time, there was another piece of good news. The third issue of Jiang Yuning&x2019;s short videos,
, had already gone viral and many online game companies have already approached Guangying Media, requesting to speak to her exclusive agent to talk about future collaborations with Jiang Yuning. One of the biggest cosmetics brands in the country was also interested to collaborate with Jiang Yuning due to how amazing she looked in her ancient-style makeup.
Everyone was confident that as long as Jiang Yuning put on a traditional Chinese outfit and ancient-style makeup, it would be absolute perfection.
The only issue was that Jiang Yuning was about to enter Director Shen Guobang&x2019;s cast soon and he was known to be an extremely strict director.
After much thought, Vera asked Shen Yichen, &x201C;Since Yuning is only playing the third female lead, can&x2019;t you speak to Director Shen Guobang and ask for permission so that Yuning can join the cast a few days later? Anyway, she is not involved in any of the earlier scenes for the drama.&x201D;
&x201C;That would probably be feasible for other directors, but Director Shen Guobang is famous for being strict,&x201D; Shen Yichen replied as he shook his head. &x201C;After filming begins, he turns into a completely different person who will not give face to anyone at all. No one is allowed to delay the filming progress.&x201D;
&x201C;What you can do now is to approach those companies and to explain the current situation to them. Tell them that Yuning is about to join the filming cast now and if they are interested in casting her, they would need to be patient and wait. If they refuse to wait, it would be their loss as Yuning will definitely have a completely different status after the release of
,&x201D; Shen Yichen replied Vera after thinking about it. &x201C;However, I am certain that they would definitely wait because Jiang Yuning is not easily replaceable.&x201D;
&x201C;I will go and contact them immediately.&x201D;
&x201C;In addition, you did very well during the interview today. I am impressed,&x201D; Shen Yichen praised Vera.
Vera could not help but smile because Jiang Yuning was the mastermind who had planned this entire operation.
When Vera was driving Jiang Yuning back to the villa later in the evening, she asked her, &x201C;Are you happy now that so many online gaming companies have approached us to collaborate with you?&x201D;
&x201C;Do you still object to my ancient short videos now?&x201D;
&x201C;I am still not impressed by other people&x2019;s videos but I must admit that you really did a good job in filming and editing your short videos,&x201D; Vera complimented Jiang Yuning immediately. &x201C;You have successfully opened up countless roads and possibilities for yourself.&x201D;
&x201C;By the way, my brother had called me just now to inform me that Yin Qingyu has already looked for another news media outlet to publish some articles about you. We are about to watch a good show soon. She is not only your enemy but also my brother&x2019;s and I am glad that we can finally defeat her together,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she pushed open the car door and stepped out of the car. &x201C;Goodnight.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning opened the front door and she felt extremely happy and contented when she looked at the warm light in the living room. This was the house that she shared with Lu Jingzhi now.
&x201C;Mistress, you are home?&x201D; Sister Liang shouted from the kitchen door.
&x201C;Where is second brother?&x201D;
&x201C;Sir is not home yet. He will be a little late today.&x201D; After informing Jiang Yuning, Sister Liang took off her apron and then got off work.
Jiang Yuning looked around the empty house before she took out her cell phone. She was just about to call Lu Jingzhi when she suddenly received a phone call from Xu Liangzhou. &x201C;Sister-in-law, come out for dinner with us.&x201D;
&x201C;Is second brother with you now?&x201D;
&x201C;You will know when you arrive,&x201D; Xu Liangzhou replied immediately.
&x201C;Well&x2026;then let me know the address so I can go over now.&x201D;
In fact, Xu Liangzhou had already called Lu Jingzhi in advance and he had purposely asked Jiang Yuning out because he knew that Lu Jingzhi was in a meeting right then.
He wanted to meet Jiang Yuning alone.