No, forget it.
&x201C;Fortunately, they are saying I am short, not that you are.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi wanted to reply to her statement but after looking at Secretary Ho who was standing next to him, he coughed before he decided to suspend the discussion until he retuned home tonight. &x201C;Wait for me to come home tonight.&x201D;
&x201C;Okay.&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied obediently as she sat down on the steps of the staircase.
What was this feeling of patriotism that Director Mong was asking for?
When Jiang Yuning was acting out the scene, she felt that she understood what she was doing. However, after getting yelled at by Director Mong, she suddenly felt very confused.
&x201C;Young Mistress, don&x2019;t sit on the steps anymore. It is already autumn now and the floor is too cold,&x201D; Sister Liang said as she persuaded Jiang Yuning.
&x201C;Alright then&x2026;please prepare a glass of warm milk for me. Then, I won&x2019;t sit on the floor anymore.&x201D;
Sister Liang smiled before she headed into the kitchen to warm a glass of milk for Jiang Yuning. The young mistress&x2019; temper was basically very good.
Sister Liang had never seen Jiang Yuning losing her temper at home, no matter what had happened previously.
However, the production crew and staff were still spreading rumors about Jiang Yuning&x2019;s departure from the crew.
[Big juicy gossip! There were seventeen NGs when Jiang Yuning was filming the first scene on the first day of filming! After being yelled at by the director, Jiang Yuning packed up her bags and left the set immediately.]
[I also heard that Jiang Yuning flared up and lost her temper because she was unhappy that the director was calling for too many NGs.]
[Everyone knows that Director Mong is a well-established director. Jiang Yuning should look into a mirror! Her 4.0 rated acting skills were revealed even during the first scene itself!]
[I think Jiang Yuning should just forget it instead of forcing herself. Acting is not part of her talent!]
[How can the director tolerate any actresses that has so many NGs in one particular scene? Director Mong is really good tempered. If it was me, I would have kicked her out of the cast already&x2026;]
The criticism and rumors about Jiang Yuning continued circulating on the Internet, one after another.
After all, many of the actresses in the entertainment industry wanted the role of the first female lead of . Even if they knew that they would not be able to secure the role for themselves, they came out to criticize and mock Jiang Yuning after knowing about her mistakes because they did not want her as the first female lead of the drama.
Vera only found out that Jiang Yuning had returned to Royal Dragon Villa after reading the news on the Internet.
Therefore, she headed to Royal Dragon Villa immediately as she was full of anxiety. As soon as she saw Jiang Yuning, she quickly asked, &x201C;What is wrong with you? Did you really leave the crew already?&x201D;
&x201C;Are you really one of those lifeless people who believes everything that they see on the Internet?&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she continued drinking her milk. &x201C;Yes, I left the filming set. Yes, I had seventeen NG for my scene today. However, Director Mong was the one who gave me two days to reflect on myself and find the feeling that he wants me to portray for the scene.&x201D;
&x201C;I don&x2019;t believe you. Director Mong is vicious and harsh when he is triggered. He must have said something else too.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning chuckled before she gave Vera a thumbs up.
&x201C;He also said that he would replace me with another actress if I am still not up to his expectations in two days&x2019; time.&x201D;
&x201C;Then, why did you come back to Luo City? Everyone is spreading rumors that you are throwing a tantrum and leaving the film set because Director Mong yelled at you. Director Shen and I are having a huge headache over this matter.&x201D;
&x201C;I will not be able to get out of my shackles if I don&x2019;t leave the set,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied immediately. &x201C;Anyway, you should not be so bothered about those harsh comments and criticism online. Moreover, this is not the first day that everyone is making fun of my acting skills. You should have gotten used to it already.&x201D;
Vera stood up and patted Jiang Yuning gently on her head after listening to her words. &x201C;It must be really tough for you to constantly be placed in such situations.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning smiled before she replied, &x201C;It is not that tough actually. We are the plastic sisters.&x201D;
Vera stole a glance at Jiang Yuning and when she saw that Jiang Yuning could still joke around, she was finally relieved. Therefore, Vera picked up her bag before she said, &x201C;I am going back to the company now. I will pick you up the day after tomorrow to send you back to the filming location.&x201D;
&x201C;Are you just taking advantage and using me as an excuse to visit a certain someone at work?&x201D;
&x201C;Give me some face, okay?&x201D; After that, Vera waved her hand at Jiang Yuning before she left Royal Dragon Villa.
Jiang Yuning was not sure why she was very obediently waiting at home for Lu Jingzhi to get back from work.
Perhaps it was because she felt that Second Brother had way more experience in life compared to her and that he was definitely smarter than her. Jiang Yuning was certain that Lu Jingzhi would definitely be able to provide her with a solution to her problem.
This looked like a very simple word but it made Jiang Yuning feel extremely confused.
Lu Jingzhi finally parked his black sedan in the parking lot at seven o&x2019;clock that night.
Jiang Yuning was overjoyed and she ran over to Lu Jingzhi with her bare feet to greet Lu Jingzhi.
Lu Jingzhi carried Jiang Yuning up in his arms before he placed her on the sofa. After that, he wrapped his warm palms around her feet before he asked, &x201C;Don&x2019;t you feel cold at all?&x201D;
&x201C;I was too excited because my handsome pork trotters is finally home.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi found Jiang Yuning&x2019;s slippers before he placed them in front of her. After that, he spoke to her in a gentle voice, &x201C;Go upstairs and change your clothes. I am bringing you out.&x201D;
&x201C;It&x2019;s so late now. Where are we going? Are we meeting up with Xu Liangzhou and everyone else?&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi spanked her butt as soon as he heard her words.
He had already read all the news online and he already knew what trouble the little descendant was facing. However, he was still unhappy because the first person that Jiang Yuning had called when she was in trouble was Secretary Ho.
What kind of mysterious attraction did Secretary Ho possess?
This was puzzling!
Jiang Yuning was very obedient and she went upstairs immediately to change into a set of black sportswear. After that, she went into the car with Lu Jingzhi.
&x201C;Second Brother, where are you taking me?&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi did not say anything and he continued driving without alarming anyone else.
&x201C;Second Brother, it is raining very heavily tonight.&x201D;
&x201C;It is better if it is raining.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning did not understand what Lu Jingzhi meant by his words. Lu Jingzhi finally stopped the car when they arrived at a bus stop. There was an old man who was in his early sixties who was cleaning up the stagnant rain water. At this time, a white car suddenly drove past the old man and splashed the dirty rain water all over the old man.
When Jiang Yuning saw what happened, she wanted to get out of the car to help the old man who was completely drenched, but Lu Jingzhi stopped her immediately. &x201C;Keep watching him.&x201D;
The old man stopped sweeping and he looked at the white car that had already driven out into the distance before he shook his head helplessly. After that, he continued with his cleaning without any hesitation at all.
A short while later, the old man finally returned to the platform before he changed out of his soaking wet coat. After that, the old man picked up an umbrella before he walked away from the bus stop.
Jiang Yuning felt very emotional at this time.
When Lu Jingzhi saw the changes in Jiang Yuning&x2019;s emotions, he started driving again and they arrived in front of a big sewer.
At this time, there were several firefighters dealing with the blocked underground sewage and it was very dirty and smelly. A vehicle that was passing by suddenly threw a few empty bottles into the drain.
After seeing this, the firefighters were helpless and they slowly stooped down to pick up the empty bottles to dispose of them properly before they continued with their work.
Tears began forming in Jiang Yuning&x2019;s eyes as she leaned against the car window and watched what was happening outside.
&x201C;Let&x2019;s go, Second Brother.&x201D;
&x201C;Do you understand now?&x201D; Lu Jingzhi asked Jiang Yuning as he started driving again.
Jiang Yuning wiped the tears in her eyes before she nodded her head. &x201C;Yes. I finally understand why you want to show me all these.&x201D;
&x201C;Each and everyone of us are just small individuals who suffer from the torture and difficulties that we face in life every day. Although it seems as if patriotism is very far-fetched for most of us, each of us are actually doing our parts for the country everyday. All of those people you have seen earlier will definitely be proud and satisfied with what they have achieved and done for the country, even if their actions seem so small. If our country is bullied and humiliated one day, they will also try to defend and show their love for the country in their own ways. Do you understand?&x201D;
&x201C;Patriotism is not an emotion but it is an instinct that is integrated in your life. It is your root. Your root might not be good enough and there might be some rotten parts, but you can improve your roots by making the right decisions in your life.&x201D;