Naturally, the focus that night was not only on Jiang Yuning who had just gone home after recording her program.
An Yiqing also met up and had dinner with Hua Xin that night.
As Hua Xin was very clear about the fact that Jiang Yuning had in fact been the one who helped An Yiqing to secure a spot in the variety program, Hua Xin was very meticulous as she secretly instructed An Yiqing: &x201C;Make sure to ask your agent to publicize and make it known that Jiang Yuning helped you to gain some of the resources that you have right now. Use this to your own advantage and continue publicizing and showing that you have a very good and close relationship with Jiang Yuning. You should praise her for being so generous and magnanimous to share and offer some of her resources to you.&x201D;
&x201C;But Sister Hua Xin, you were the one who helped me to get the resource for the variety program,&x201D; An Yiqing replied immediately.
&x201C;Silly girl. That is not important at all right now. What is even more important is to make sure that the media knows you have a close relationship with Jiang Yuning. This is the only way to ensure that the public and media will trust and believe everything you say when you turn around and bite Jiang Yuning in the back in future. Do you understand what I am trying to say?&x201D; Hua Xin taught An Yiqing what to do as she sipped on the glass of red wine that she had in her hand.
&x201C;No matter what Jiang Yuning does or says, continue persevering and standing by your words and continue showing the public that both of you share a close friendship. As long as you persist, you will definitely have the opportunity to make Jiang Yuning lose her reputation in future. As soon as Jiang Yuning leaves Guangying Media, then those resources would eventually belong to you. Don&x2019;t you think so?&x201D;
However, she seemed to have completely disregarded the fact that even if Jiang Yuning left the company, the resources belonging to her would never belong to An Yiqing. This was because the people in the entertainment circle had only offered those resources and invitation exclusively to Jiang Yuning because they fancied her performance in the variety program that she was in. Therefore, the resources belonging to Jiang Yuning could never be passed on to anyone else anyway.
&x201C;If I do that, are you sure that Jiang Yuning&x2026;will not get angry?&x201D;
&x201C;Trust me, she won&x2019;t,&x201D; Hua Xin smiled as she replied confidently. &x201C;If she gets mad at you, then I will help to put on an act on your behalf. I will make her think that I am still angry at you because of her. This way, she will definitely have a guilty conscience and she will not be able to stay mad at you or hold it against you.&x201D;
&x201C;Okay then. I know what I have to do,&x201D; An Yiqing replied. She understood what Hua Xin was asking her to do. &x201C;I just feel a little nauseated that I have to let Jiang Yuning take the credit and praise her when you were the one who helped me in the first place.&x201D;
&x201C;Silly girl. That is just a small matter. Don&x2019;t let it get to your head. After all, I have countless resources like this one&x2026;&x201D;
Lin Xuan was right beside the two women as they plotted and schemed against Jiang Yuning, but he did not say anything at all even though he was fully aware of the truth behind the entire matter. This was because there would be only one person who would be unlucky in this whole situation.
That was none other than&x2026;Jiang Yuning!
After that, Lin Xuan acted according to Hua Xin&x2019;s instructions and any publicity involving An Yiqing that was conveyed to the media would always portray Jiang Yuning and An Yiqing as friends who had a very good and close relationship with one another. An Yiqing would always state that Jiang Yuning had been a very supportive friend and senior who helped her in her career.
An Yiqing also explicitly expressed her gratitude towards Jiang Yuning for helping her to secure a spot in the variety program that she had just contracted with. Her continuous praise and gratitude towards Jiang Yuning did in fact create a huge misconception that the relationship between them both was very good indeed.
Although Jiang Yuning did not step up to agree with any statement that An Yiqing made, she did not deny any of it either. This only meant that Jiang Yuning acknowledged that everything that An Yiqing said was indeed true.
When Shen Yichen noticed An Yiqing&x2019;s recent activities and realized that she had been mentioning Jiang Yuning frequently, he summoned An Yiqing and asked her in private about her true intentions.
The answer given by An Yiqing was very simple. &x201C;I really appreciate everything that Sister Yuning had done for me. That is the only reason why I have been mentioning her. Director Shen, is Sister Yuning angry because of this?&x201D;
The tone and expression on her face was exceptionally innocent.
Shen Yichen felt the creeps when he looked at An Yiqing. &x201C;Don&x2019;t try to put on an act in front of me. I can tell that you are up to no good from all these little moves that you are making. That is the reason why I can rise up to the position that I am holding today. It is because I can see right through you. I don&x2019;t think that I have placed you with the right agent. An Yiqing, I am going to put you under another new agent before you continue going down the wrong path.&x201D;
&x201C;Director Shen, Brother Xuan is very good to me. He treats me very well. Why are you changing my agent?&x201D; An Yiqing asked as she started panicking.
&x201C;I am changing him because of his limited ability. He does not know how to guide new artistes on the right path! I have already made my decision. I will assign a new agent to take charge of you.&x201D;
Although An Yiqing had really wanted to refute Shen Yichen&x2019;s arrangement, she did not have the confidence because she knew that she was in no position to bargain with him.
She did not know why Shen Yichen was angry. She could only assume that Shen Yichen was angry because she had offended Jiang Yuning.
&x201C;Are you really so biased towards Jiang Yuning?&x201D;
An Yiqing cried before she ran out of Shen Yichen&x2019;s office. After that, Lin Xuan immediately receive a notice that he was going to be assigned to another artiste.
Lin Xuan was already an experienced agent and he knew that Shen Yichen could sense that something was going on behind the scenes. Even though Shen Yichen had already swapped An Yiqing to be under the care of another agent, Lin Xuan would definitely continue contacting An Yiqing in private.
Jiang Yuning eventually learnt that An Yiqing had been mentioning her name in all of her publicity material for the past few days when Shen Yichen contacted her over the phone.
&x201C;What do you think about this matter? What is your stand? Do you want to take any actions or tell the media anything?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning thought for a few seconds before she replied Shen Yichen, &x201C;Director Shen, just give in to An Yiqing and let her have all the resources that I can afford to share with her. After all, I believe that I owe her that much.&x201D;
&x201C;Are you sure that you want to do that?&x201D;
&x201C;Yes, I am sure,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied immediately. &x201C;After all, it is our responsibility to help new artistes.&x201D;
&x201C;Somehow, I can&x2019;t help but feel that a fox like you&x2026;would certainly have some sort of plan up your sleeve.&x201D;
&x201C;Actually, Director Shen, I really feel like sharing some of my resources with my juniors since I can actually afford to do so now. However, I feel that An Yiqing has some sort of hidden agenda. Why don&x2019;t we do this? You can let her know that I will be attending Jin Mingchen&x2019;s concert next Thursday and we can wait and see if An Yiqing would react or do anything to cause a commotion then.&x201D;
&x201C;I agree with you,&x201D; Shen Yichen replied. &x201C;In fact, I do not have any objections towards any of our artistes being ambitious and aiming to be better than anyone else. However, I really cannot accept someone who is trying to trample on their own benefactor.&x201D;
&x201C;Then, let&x2019;s just do as I said and wait for her reaction.&x201D;
An Yiqing would never have imagined that this would be a trap beautifully set up by Jiang Yuning.
If An Yiqing was just doing all this simply to get more attention, then Jiang Yuning would just let this matter go and treat it as though she was compensating her for what she had to go through under Hua Xin. However, if An Yiqing had some other intentions, then it would be a whole different matter altogether.
This was also the reason why Jiang Yuning did not like An Yiqing right from the very beginning.
This person had so much twists and turns to her personality that it made Jiang Yuning feel sick.
Jiang Yuning had already met this kind of person many times in her life and that was why she could almost immediately tell what kind of person An Yiqing was.
Jiang Yuning would already know if a person was sincere or otherwise.
For the next few days, Jiang Yuning continued making trips to the shooting range to practice her shooting and her marksmanship even though Vera was not around.
Xiao Chennan also dropped by the shooting range a couple of times together with his assistant. However, since the film emperor was a fool, he really did not know how to capture the heart and attention of the woman whom he liked.
However, Xiao Chennan was very talented when it came to rejecting people whom he was not interested in at all.
Since Vera was not around today, Xiao Chennan&x2019;s assistant bravely approached her and said, &x201C;Hello Sister Yuning! What a coincidence!&x201D;
&x201C;Why are your film emperor&x2019;s skills so lousy and outdated?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked as she glared at Xiao Chennan. &x201C;If this is how he is going to go after someone, then he should be ready for heartache when the woman whom he loves gets married and is gone from his sight forever.&x201D;
&x201C;So&x2026;what would you suggest then, Sister Yuning?&x201D; the young assistant asked as he rubbed his hands together excitedly.
&x201C;Why must he use so many tactics and beat around the bush? Just be a man and approach her and confess to her directly!&x201D;