After she was done thinking about the benefits that she was about to give her fans, Jiang Yuning could finally relax. Although she was more than happy to welcome the increasingly strong Ginger Candies, she had always felt that she should make sure to act in a way that is worthy of their adoration if she was well-liked and loved by her fans. This was her responsibility as a public figure.
Some people thrived hard to be popular and loved just so they could enjoy the most luxurious life. They would just enjoy their lives everyday without worrying about their own characters or behaviors. On the other hand, there were also others who felt more burdened with such positive attention because they would be afraid of not being able to measure up to the expectations and standards that they had set for themselves.
&x201C;Well, there is one more thing that I need you to help me with. I need you to help me find the location of these three items in the list. I want you to find it as soon as possible,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she thought about the relics that second brother had sold off in order to raise money to pay off her family debts in the past. This was something that she really wanted to do for him.
&x201C;Give me the list.&x201D;
&x201C;Do not let anyone else know about this, especially not second brother,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she handed the list in her hand over to Vera.
Vera glanced at it for a brief moment before she folded the list and placed it into her pocket.
For the next two days, the Ginger Candies were continuously urging Jiang Yuning to make an appearance online.
[Sobs. Sister Yuning, didn&x2019;t you say that you would reward us all with some sort of benefit when you reach two million fans? Why is there no activity from you at all?]
[I really want to see more pictures of you in traditional Chinese outfits! It has been a long time since our Sister Yuning sent us any new pictures.]
[I have already watched the second issue of over ten times! Sister Yuning, please continue to be this awesome.]
[Sister Yuning, have you forgotten about the promise that you had made us?]
A short while later, Xue Li appeared online to try and appease the rest of the Ginger Candies. &x201C;Shhh&x2026;Sister Yuning is already in the midst of preparing the reward that she has promised to the Ginger Candies upon hitting two million fans. Please do not be impatient!&x201D;
After all, it was a platform for education and psychological counselling purposes. Many things had to be planned and arranged before it could be implemented.
However, Xue Li did not reveal anything that she already knew to the public. Instead, she handled everything quietly without arousing any unwanted attention. She had learned all of these traits from Jiang Yuning. If she was not discreet, this would have turned out to be yet another blockbuster bomb.
Later in the afternoon, Vera brought a dress over to the Royal Dragon Villa for Jiang Yuning. She had chosen a simple long black dress with only some small diamonds embellished around the waistline. It seemed as though Vera had already fully understood Jiang Yuning&x2019;s preferences.
&x201C;Why do you like to wear black so much?&x201D; Vera suddenly asked Jiang Yuning when the makeup artist was applying Jiang Yuning&x2019;s makeup for her.
&x201C;Because you can never go wrong with black. Moreover, black is a very elegant colour in itself, and I would not need to compare with anyone else and still be beautiful in my own simplistic sense.&x201D;
&x201C;That makes sense. By the way, I forgot to inform you that tonight&x2019;s banquet will be held at Chairman Gu&x2019;s mansion instead. I heard that he had already booked the banquet hall at the hotel for this event, but I am not quite sure why he suddenly changed his mind at the very last minute.&x201D;
After listening to Vera&x2019;s words, Jiang Yuning immediately knew that the reason why Gu Pingsheng decided to change the venue was because she had asked second brother to be at the party tonight.
If the event was held at the hotel, there would be no reason for Lu Jingzhi to be there.
However, if the event was held at Gu Pingsheng&x2019;s mansion instead, it would only be ordinary for Lu Jingzhi, as his nephew, to come and go as he pleased, and this would not raise any doubts or suspicions amongst the other guests.
&x201C;Just look at your face right now. You are really a big fool for love!&x201D; Vera could not help but laugh when she saw Jiang Yuning&x2019;s expression. She immediately knew the reason behind Jiang Yuning&x2019;s silly smile.
Of course, she could already tell that someone would be escorting her to the party tonight just from looking at Jiang Yuning&x2019;s reaction.
This would be for the best because there would be many popular and top-notch actors and actresses from Guangying Media who would be attending the banquet tonight. Vera believed that amongst these artistes, not many of them would be able to truly recognize and acknowledge Jiang Yuning as an artiste.
Therefore, if the second young master Lu was there, they would not have the guts to bully Jiang Yuning even if they did not respect her,
&x201C;It&x2019;s almost time to leave. Grab your bag. We have to go now,&x201D; Vera reminded Jiang Yuning after looking at the time.
&x201C;Wait.&x201D; Jiang Yuning took this opportunity to drop Lu Jingzhi a short text message asking, &x201C;Second brother, will you be coming home first or going to the banquet directly after work?&x201D;
&x201C;I will go to uncle&x2019;s house right after I am done with my meeting. Be good, okay?&x201D;
&x201C;I got it.&x201D; Jiang Yuning put her cell phone away before she grabbed her clutch and headed out of the villa with Vera.
She did not even know if Lu Jingzhi would reveal himself later.
At seven o&x2019;clock that night, the guests who were attending the banquet were already gathering at Gu Pingsheng&x2019;s mansion at this time. Everyone found the change of venue extremely unexpected.
However, they did not know what was going on in their boss&x2019;s mind.
In fact, Gu Pingsheng had made the necessary changes and arrangement as soon as he received a phone call from Lu Jingzhi. As Jiang Yuning had thought, it would have been too awkward for Lu Jingzhi to make an appearance if the banquet had been held at the hotel.
Even though he was Gu Pingsheng&x2019;s nephew, his identity was still special and it would be difficult for him to go to the hotel without creating a commotion. Therefore, the best choice would be to conduct the annual dinner at Gu Pingsheng&x2019;s mansion.
At this time, Gu Pingsheng&x2019;s private garden had already been set up with an outdoor event stage. The artistes working under Guangying Media actually preferred this location in comparison to having the annual dinner at the hotel because it was private and free from any public or media interference. The entertainers and artistes could just gather around to drink and chat together, and it was a much more relaxing atmosphere as compared to how it would have been if the annual dinner were to be held at a hotel.
&x201C;Have you met that little actress who seems to be on fire lately?&x201D;
&x201C;All of us have been busy filming. How could we have made time to meet up with her? Anyway, the internet and entertainment news have been overflowing with news about her for the past few months already.&x201D;
&x201C;I heard that she is multitalented, with a lot of hidden skills and abilities. I wonder what sort of skills she could show us today?&x201D;
&x201C;Oh, speak of the devil&x2014;there she is.&x201D;
Everyone held their champagne glasses in their hand as they turned around to look at Jiang Yuning, who had just appeared at the front door of the mansion.
She was currently one of the youngest artistes signed up by Guangying Media, as Guangying Media did not specialize in training juniors or newbies. Moreover, Jiang Yuning was also one of the first artistes to venture into the variety show business under Guangying Media.
At this time, Shen Yichen, who was wearing a full plaid suit, quickly walked up to Jiang Yuning with a wine glass in his hand. He tilted his head before he asked, &x201C;Why don&x2019;t I bring you around to meet everyone?&x201D;
&x201C;Okay.&x201D; Jiang Yuning nodded her head.
There were many well-established and very well-known artistes signed under Guangying Media. Currently, there were about over a dozen artistes appointed and these artistes were all taken care of by Gu Pingsheng. Jiang Yuning had already seen all those faces on television. Although all the film emperors and empress were kind enough to greet Jiang Yuning and refer to her as their younger sister, Jiang Yuning already felt alienated just by looking at the expressions in their eyes.
This was especially so for the senior female artistes because age itself was already a taboo.
It was very tedious and tiring to maintain conversations with them because she could not let her guard down. Otherwise, she could easily offend them if she were to make a simple mistake. It was very uncomfortable for her to walk and mingle with everyone else, as she had to be on defence throughout the night.
At this time, Jiang Yuning finally found a quiet place to sit and rest.
A short while later, Vera approached Jiang Yuning with a tall girl who had single eyelids by her side.
&x201C;This is An Yiqing. She signed an employment contract under Guangying Media just a few days ago. I believe that both of you would be able to get along very well.&x201D;
&x201C;Wow! I feel as though I am looking at my idol face-to-face now. I watched the variety show that you were in recently and I really like it so much!&x201D; An Yiqing said as she grabbed Jiang Yuning&x2019;s arm.
Jiang Yuning was about to react when he saw how enthusiastic and excited the other party was but at this time, a man&x2019;s voice resounded behind them immediately.
&x201C;Yiqing, who are you running away with?&x201D; At this time, An Yiqing&x2019;s agent caught up to her and when he saw Jiang Yuning next to An Yiqing, he greeted her politely before he led An Yiqing away.