Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Early the next morning, Jiang Yuning Vera were having breakfast together on the balcony of Royal Dragon Villa.
&x201C;Your brother showed me the results of his investigation into the gold sponsor last night and he found out that the last name of the gold sponsor&x2019;s wife is Wen. She comes from a family with an equally prominent and wealthy background. However, both husband and wife have never had any affection for one another throughout their entire marriage. The only reason they got married in the first place was solely because of business and family interests. Therefore, it is highly unlikely that they would both ever file for a divorce.&x201D;
&x201C;Their marital life is very interesting indeed because even though the gold sponsor&x2019;s wife knows of his many women outside their marriage, she has never interfered in his affairs before. Furthermore, she is really full of integrity and she has never had any affairs throughout all these years despite her husband&x2019;s actions. She is very chic and she lives her own life passionately.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning put her cutlery down before she took the laptop that Vera was handing over to her. She then scrolled through the information regarding the woman named Wen Tong.
&x201C;Help me set up a meeting with her,&x201D; Jiang Yuning instructed Vera as she put the laptop down.
&x201C;Are you sure?&x201D; Vera asked as she looked at Jiang Yuning in surprise.
&x201C;I feel that I will be able to get along very well with her&x2026;and didn&x2019;t you say that we should give Mr. Gao a big surprise? I think&x2026;this will turn out to be very interesting&x2026;&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as her lips curved into a smile.
&x201C;I will try to arrange for both of you to meet up before your next recording then,&x201D; Vera replied as she nodded. &x201C;But how are you going to convince her to meet up with you? I am pretty sure that she will not agree to meet up with a random actress who is still carving her way into the entertainment circle.&x201D;
&x201C;Then, I guess my status as Mrs. Lu would be more than enough? Moreover, I am not meeting her to ask for any resources or to discuss about the entertainment industry. I am just meeting her to get to know her and befriend her.&x201D;
This was because Jiang Yuning had already looked through Wen Tong&x2019;s activities in the past few years. She realized that Wen Tong enjoyed travelling and snorkelling as she was a very adventurous person. Aside from participating in various philantrophic activities, Wen Tong would always seek to try out many new and exciting activities. Therefore, Jiang Yuning had a hunch that she would definitely get along with Wen Tong.
She would probably be able to get into Wen Tong&x2019;s good books since she wanted to deal with Hua Xin.
&x201C;However, before we do anything, I need to ask Secretary Ho if it is okay for me to reveal my identity to the other party. I don&x2019;t want to cause any unnecessary trouble for second brother.&x201D;
After that, Jiang Yuning asked Sister Liang to clear the table before she sat down at the side to make a phone call to Secretary Ho.
Lu Jingzhi was still sitting in the car at this time and so, Secretary Ho was a little nervous when he saw the incoming phone call from Jiang Yuning.
&x201C;Young mistress, the principal is still here with me. Would you like to speak to him directly instead?&x201D;
&x201C;Oh, haven&x2019;t you guys arrived at work yet?&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied. &x201C;I thought that second brother would already be busy working now. Okay then, please pass the cell phone over to him.&x201D;
&x201C;The young mistress is on the line.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi frowned as he took Secretary Ho&x2019;s cell phone in his hand. However, the expression on his face relaxed as soon as he heard Jiang Yuning&x2019;s voice on the other side of the line. &x201C;Why didn&x2019;t you call me directly?&x201D;
When Secretary Ho heard Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s words, he really felt like rolling his eyes. Lu Jingzhi was really the king of jealousy in Luo City.
&x201C;I was afraid that you would already be busy with work at this time,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied. After that, she told Lu Jingzhi about Wen Tong and then she started to ask for his opinion about her plan to reveal her identity to Wen Tong.
This was because she knew that Lu Jingzhi was well-known and he was connected to a wide network of people. Therefore, she wanted to tackle this matter in the best possible way.
&x201C;The Wen family? No problem, but&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;But what?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked immediately. Why was this man speaking in half sentences?
&x201C;But you can just do whatever you want and reveal your identity to whoever you want to in future. You do not need to ask for my opinion or permission to do so. Mrs. Lu, that is your freedom,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied in a serious manner. &x201C;What are you afraid of?&x201D;
&x201C;I am afraid&x2026;that I will cause you unnecessary trouble,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied immediately.
&x201C;Go ahead and cause me trouble then. I don&x2019;t mind!&x201D; After that, Lu Jingzhi hung up the phone and returned the cell phone to Secretary Ho before instructing him, &x201C;Help me to get something done.&x201D;
This was because Lu Jingzhi knew that there was a possibility of Wen Tong rejecting the idea of meeting up with Jiang Yuning if Vera were to send out the invitation. However, it would be a totally different story if Secretary Ho arranged for the meeting.
Therefore, when Vera finally requested for Wen Tong to meet up with Jiang Yuning, she was pleasantly surprised when she accepted the invitation almost immediately. Moreover, they were extremely lucky because Wen Tong was in the country and she was free in the afternoon.
Vera quickly made inquiries to find out the other party&x2019;s likes and dislikes before she made the reservation at the hotel.
Hua Xin would never have expected Jiang Yuning to approach Wen Tong directly.
After her singing lessons in the morning, Jiang Yuning and Vera headed to the hotel immediately afterwards. After stepping into the elevator, the both of them saw a woman wearing a bohemian dress walking towards them in a very classy manner. Her hair was dyed brown and aside from being very tall and slim, her features were extremely sharp and beautiful.
Jiang Yuning recognized Wen Tong at a glance.
Wen Tong, who was walking up the staircase, stared at Jiang Yuning before she said, &x201C;I can&x2019;t believe that you got a member of the Lu family to arrange for this meeting with me today. It is really a little unexpected. Did you already know that I would not have agreed to meet up with you based on your reputation in the entertainment industry?&x201D;
&x201C;The Lu family?&x201D; Jiang Yuning had a puzzled expression on her face as she turned around to look at Vera.
&x201C;Yes. The Lu family. If this meeting had not been arranged by the Lu family, do you really think that I would agree to meet up with you?&x201D; Wen Tong replied bluntly. &x201C;So, what is your relationship with the Lu family? What is your situation like? Are you and Lu Jingzhi just childhood friends or is your relationship similar to the one that Hua Xin is sharing with my husband?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning looked at the buttons in the elevator. She shook her heads before she replied, &x201C;None of the above.&x201D;
&x201C;Then, what is it?&x201D;
&x201C;Similar to your relationship with your husband, I am his wife,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied in a serious manner.
Wen Tong was stunned for a moment and at this time, the elevator door opened. Wen Tong smiled at Jiang Yuning before they both walked into the hotel&x2019;s restaurant one after the other.
&x201C;Now, I finally understand the reason you did not even bother to fight with Hua Xin but you chose to approach me directly instead.&x201D;
&x201C;Do you have any ideas in mind?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked Wen Tong after they had both been seated at the table. &x201C;To be honest, I really did not know that my husband had called you to make arrangements in advance. In fact, I had originally intended to convince you to meet up with me first before revealing my identity to you.&x201D;
&x201C;The second young master Lu obviously knows how to approach the Wen family better than you do,&x201D; Wen Tong replied and smiled before putting her purse aside. &x201C;Alright then. Let&x2019;s get straight to the point since time is precious for both of us. I will not dare to offend you since you are the second young master Lu&x2019;s wife. Therefore, I will definitely agree to help you deal with Hua Xin. However, you will owe me a favor in return, Mrs. Lu.&x201D;
&x201C;What do you want from me? I am just a small artiste in the entertainment industry and there is nothing much that I can do.&x201D;
&x201C;You can return me the favor in future,&x201D; Wen Tong replied. &x201C;Don&x2019;t worry, I will not make life difficult for you. However, I like smart people. If I were in your position and I had someone like Lu Jingzhi backing me up, I would not be bothered to deal with Hua Xin too.&x201D;
&x201C;I like decisive people too, but there is something that I am very curious about. Why don&x2019;t you get a divorce?&x201D;
&x201C;Shh. This is an unspeakable secret that should not be spoken of in public,&x201D; Wen Tong replied as she made a hush gesture. &x201C;All you need to know is that I am not divorcing him, not because I am afraid of him.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning shrugged. That was none of her business anyway.
&x201C;Since we are already here, why don&x2019;t we have lunch together before leaving?&x201D;
Vera was amazed when she observed the interaction between the two women. She suddenly felt that she found it difficult to make friends because of her low IQ.
Jiang Yuning&x2019;s hunch that she would be able to get along very well with Wen Tong was right.
This was because they were very similar in many different aspects, especially when it came to their personalities and tempers.
Both of them ate and chat over lunch for over an hour. In the end, Wen Tong asked Jiang Yuning directly, &x201C;So, how do you want me to deal with Hua Xin? Tell me and I will get it done for you.&x201D;
&x201C;Without having to worry about what anyone else would say or think?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked as she raised her brows.
&x201C;She&x2019;s just a third party in my marriage. Who cares if I pick on her? Should I select an auspicious date to do it?&x201D;