Chapter 158 It is Useless Even if Anyone Objects
At half past eight that night, Jiang Yuning drove to the address of the hotel that Xu Liangzhou had given her. When she arrived at the hotel, she found the elegant room that Xu Liangzhou was in with the help of the concierge.
However, after pushing the door open and entering the room, she only saw Xu Liangzhou and Wen Luo in the room. Neither Lu Jingzhi nor Jian Shaoqi were there at the moment.
Jiang Yuning already had some speculations in her heart but she kept up with the act and pretended to be oblivious as she asked, &x201C;Where is second brother?&x201D;
&x201C;Come over here and take a seat, sister-in-law. We heard that Jingzhi and you have already registered your marriage. We would like to congratulate you personally,&x201D; Xu Liangzhou said as he stood up and pulled a chair out for Jiang Yuning.
Jiang Yuning sat down before she laughed. &x201C;I believe that both of you have something you would like to say to me personally without second brother around, am I right?&x201D;
Xu Liangzhou and Wen Luo exchanged glances with one another before they nodded their heads. &x201C;Sister-in-law, you really are a very intelligent person. To be honest, we do not have any bad intentions at all. You are Jingzhi&x2019;s sweetheart and we would obviously not lay a finger on you. However, there are some things that we would like to clarify and say up front. We do not want to interfere in your relationship, but we believe that you should understand how stressful it would be for Jingzhi once your relationship is made public.&x201D;
&x201C;As Jingzhi&x2019;s closest friends and brothers, we only want to determine if everything that Jingzhi is sacrificing and doing for you is worth it.&x201D;
&x201C;How would you be able to determine this fact?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked as she stared at them with a serious expression on her face.
&x201C;We do not really want to make things difficult for you because we know how much you love acting and being in the entertainment industry, but are you willing to give up on your acting career and stay at home to take care of Jingzhi and any children you might possibly have in the future? We will believe that you are sincere about Jingzhi if you could call up Guangying Media right now and let them know that you want to quit the entertainment industry immediately.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning looked down at the cell phone that Xu Liangzhou had placed before her and smiled before she pushed it back to him. &x201C;I know for a fact that second brother&x2019;s friends would never do anything to make me feel uncomfortable or to make my life difficult in any way. I also know that both of you know very well that asking me to quit my acting career would not prove anything at all. Seeing that both of you are so close to second brother, I believe there is only one explanation for this&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;Are you jealous because second brother and I are married now? Is that why you would want to make fun of me?&x201D;
Xu Liangzhou glanced at Wen Luo as though to ask, &x201C;Is sister-in-law really that smart?&x201D;
&x201C;If you ask me, who should I ask?&x201D;
&x201C;You are right. We are just mad and annoyed right now. How can the two of you just register your marriage without informing us? We tried asking Jingzhi to come out and join us for dinner, but he kept giving us all sorts of excuses. When I found out that Jingzhi was stuck in an important meeting, I decided to ask you out immediately so that we could tease you a little. Sister-in-law, you really are courageous. I am really impressed that you were not afraid at all,&x201D; Xu Liangzhou confessed immediately.
&x201C;Although you guys seem really sincere right now, I know that you would definitely have your doubts about me,&x201D; Jiang Yuning took the opportunity to continue the topic of the conversation. &x201C;So, why don&x2019;t we play a game of truth right now? We will take turns asking and answering questions, and those who are unable to answer have to drink up. What do you think about this idea? I promise that I will answer whatever questions you throw at me tonight.&x201D;
She was indeed worthy enough to be called Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s woman.
By playing the drinking game, it would not only ease up all the tension but it would also draw them closer together as they got to understand each other better.
&x201C;Alright then. I will give you a heads up now. We will be very direct with our questions,&x201D; Xu Liangzhou replied before he got the hotel staff to start serving them wine. &x201C;Let&x2019;s start with Wen Luo first. So, are you actually interested in men or women?&x201D;
Wen Luo rolled his eyes before he looked at Xu Liangzhou and said, &x201C;I am interested in your sister.&x201D;
&x201C;It is now Wen Luo&x2019;s turn to ask sister-in-law a question.&x201D;
&x201C;Who was your first love, sister-in-law?&x201D;
The reason behind this question was because Xu Liangzhou and Wen Luo were both certain that Jiang Yuning was in love with Lu Zongye in the past. Otherwise, why would she have been engaged to him for such a long time? That was also the reason why they were so worried about Lu Jingzhi.
&x201C;Listen clearly to my answer. Lu! Jing! Zhi!&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied immediately without even blinking at all.
&x201C;That is impossible. Then, what about you and Lu Zongye&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;Well, that would be the next question then,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she smiled at Wen Luo.
&x201C;Alright. Now is sister-in-law&x2019;s turn to ask me a question,&x201D; Xu Liangzhou said as he looked at Jiang Yuning with a smile on his face.
&x201C;Who is Xu Beishen?&x201D;
Xu Liangzhou&x2019;s eyes widened when he heard that name and he coughed twice before asking Jiang Yuning, &x201C;Sister-in-law, do you know my sister?&x201D;
&x201C;I do not know her personally but after I attended second brother&x2019;s graduation ceremony, I was depressed and upset for a few months because of her,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she gritted her teeth. From the moment that she first met Xu Liangzhou, she had already guessed that he was Xu Beishen&x2019;s brother, as not only did they have the same surname, but they also looked alike.
Wen Luo and Xu Liangzhou exchanged glances with one another and both of them suddenly felt as though they had done something wrong.
&x201C;Ever since I was old enough to understand relationships, I have tried every year to convince my parents and my family to annul my engagement to Lu Zongye. Who in their right mind would want to be engaged to such a worthless scumbag such as Lu Zongye? However, five years ago, the Jiang family suddenly went bankrupt and my father disappeared overnight. What else could I have done then? At that time, it was even more unbelievable that second brother would care about someone like me&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;All of you would not understand or know what I was going through at that time&x2026;&x201D;
Xu Liangzhou was immediately moved by Jiang Yuning&x2019;s words.
This was because the way Jiang Yuning was crying and the way she was expressing her grievances was exactly the same as when his sister would cry to him.
&x201C;Even after all that, both of you still tested me and doubted my sincerity and feelings for second brother! You guys are so mean!&x201D;
&x201C;Sister-in-law, this is all our fault. Please stop crying already. Jingzhi is already on his way here. If he finds out that we have bullied you and made you cry, he would definitely skin us alive. As long as you promise to stop crying, we will do anything you want us to, okay?&x201D; Xu Liangzhou quickly comforted Jiang Yuning as he asked for her mercy.
&x201C;You promise? You are not allowed to go back on your word.&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she stopped crying immediately.
&x201C;I swear!&x201D; Xu Liangzhou replied as he raised his hand.
Therefore, when Lu Jingzhi finally arrived at the hotel and stepped into the elegant room, Jiang Yuning was busy playing mahjong with Xu Liangzhou and Wen Luo.
&x201C;Second brother, you are here! Hurry up and join in the game. We need another player. I have already won a lot of money!&x201D;
Xu Liangzhou looked miserable because he did not dare to win Jiang Yuning&x2019;s money. Wen Luo also looked extremely miserable because he was dragged into this predicament by Xu Liangzhou.
&x201C;Mahjong?&x201D; Lu Jingzhi was skeptical because he knew his close friends very well and he did not believe that they would have such pure intentions in asking Jiang Yuning out today.
&x201C;We are playing mahjong to celebrate your marriage,&x201D; Xu Liangzhou quickly replied as he laughed.
&x201C;Then you should give us a more appropriate wedding gift. I will send my bank account number to you in a short while.&x201D; After speaking, Lu Jingzhi pulled Jiang Yuning out of her chair as he prepared to bring her out of the hotel immediately. At this time, Jiang Yuning poked Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s cheeks playfully as she looked at him.
&x201C;Second brother, do you really think that they would be able to bully me? They gave in to me and they treated me really well&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi finally relaxed a little after listening to Jiang Yuning&x2019;s words. However, he still had a very serious expression on his face.
&x201C;They did not say anything to upset me at all. I am serious, second brother.&x201D;
&x201C;I do not want any of you to test her like this. I thought I had made my stand extremely clear the last time,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi said as he turned around and looked at the two who were still sitting down. &x201C;I want this woman and it is useless even if anyone objects.&x201D;