After they were done filming the tense morning scenes, Vera entered the filming set with the food trucks and fan support vehicles arranged by the Ginger Candies. The Ginger Candies had prepared some pastries and food for all the production cast and crew members, as well as several cold resistant supplies for them. There were supplies such as hand warmers, hot water bottles, and so forth available for each and every one of them.
The Ginger Candies obviously felt most worried and distressed for their own beloved idol. Therefore, they even sent her a chair that was covered in heating pads so that she could keep warm while she was filming outdoors.
Short Jiang cannot be frozen! The Ginger Candies would all be distressed.
&x201C;Did you enjoy the surprise that I had arranged for you last night?&x201D; Vera asked.
&x201C;Well, you did really well. I will not hold it against you for confiscating all of my snacks anymore,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she smiled at Vera. The makeup artist was busy applying makeup for Jiang Yuning so that she could film the next scene. At this time, Director Mong&x2019;s assistant suddenly walked into the set with a nervous expression on her face as she hurried over to Director Mong&x2019;s side before whispering a few sentences to him.
After listening to the assistant&x2019;s words, he glanced at Jiang Yuning before he nodded and waved his hand to signal that he already knew.
After they were done filming the scenes for that morning, Director Mong asked his assistant to call Jiang Yuning aside so that he could speak to her personally. &x201C;Yuning&x2026;after all this time that we have spent together, I am already treating you as if you are my own biological daughter. Originally, I should not be the one to advise you about this matter, but I guess it is really unavoidable at this point. Someone happened to see a man leaving your room this morning. Fortunately, Xiao Guo managed to block the release of this news on time. Otherwise, I am afraid that you would have made it to the headlines by now.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning panicked for a short while after listening to Director Mong&x2019;s words. Did anyone discover Second Brother&x2019;s identity?
&x201C;Um&x2026;Director Mong, I&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;I hope that you will not do this kind of things again in the future. You have to work so hard and earnestly to film all the scenes for your drama. I do not want all of your efforts to go to waste just because of the way you live your private life.&x201D;
What kind of things was she doing?
Jiang Yuning&x2019;s eyes widened immediately when she realized what Director Mong was referring to.
Perhaps, Director Mong assumed that she&x2026;she had a young man in her room to make love with?
&x201C;So, Assistant Guo did not see his face?&x201D;
&x201C;What is wrong with you, girl? How is that the main point now?&x201D;
That was the main point!
&x201C;Alright, I understand, Director Mong. I will be more careful and attentive in the future.&x201D; Jiang Yuning could only grit her teeth and nod her head with a sincere expression on her face.
&x201C;You can go back to your room and rest now.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning took out her cell phone immediately before she sent a text message to Lu Jingzhi. &x201C;Second Brother, someone found out about our secret rendezvous last night. Director Mong&x2019;s assistant and one of the hotel staff members saw you leaving my hotel room this morning. They did not see your face and that is why they thought that I&x2026;was having a relationship with a male escort! Sob. Sob. Second Brother, you must protect my reputation for me.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi replied, &x201C;Okay, I got it. I will deal with this matter.&x201D;
Secretary Ho had been in charge of monitoring the surroundings of the hotel room the previous night. Therefore, Lu Jingzhi knew that it was impossible for anyone to have taken any photographs of him.
&x201C;Yes, principal,&x201D; Secretary Ho replied immediately. Both of them were making their way to the National Defence Building in T City at this time.
&x201C;Make an appointment for dinner for me tonight.&x201D;
When Jiang Yuning returned to the filming set, she had a strange expression on her face. Vera was full of curiosity as she approached her and said, &x201C;What did Director Mong say to you?&x201D;
&x201C;One of the hotel staff members saw Second Brother leaving my room in the morning today. However, she did not see his face at all. Therefore, Assistant Guo conveyed the message to Director Mong and he told me that I have to be careful and pay more attention to my own image and reputation in the future. He asked me&x2026;not to look for&x2026;male escorts anymore.&x201D;
&x201C;Hahaha!&x201D; Vera could not stop herself from laughing out loud as soon as she heard Jiang Yuning&x2019;s explanation. &x201C;I cannot believe that there would be a day where Second Young Master Lu would be perceived as a wild man.&x201D;
&x201C;I have already recorded your laughter just now. I am going to send it to Second Brother now!&x201D;
&x201C;Don&x2019;t you dare!&x201D; Vera said as she grabbed Jiang Yuning&x2019;s cell phone from her hand. &x201C;Otherwise, I will cancel any future visits from Second Young Master Lu!&x201D;
&x201C;You are heartless!&x201D;
Initially, Jiang Yuning thought that the matter would pass by in the blink of an eye. It was okay if Director Mong misunderstood her and thought that she was looking for a male escort. Anyway, no one else knew about this matter, so it did not bother her that much.
However, the scene that Group A was supposed to film that night was delayed while Group B proceeded to film their scene according to schedule.
She had to wait again.
Jiang Yuning took out her cell phone and as she wanted to call Lu Jingzhi and ask him about his current location or plans. However, she did not know that Lu Jingzhi had already arranged to meet up with Director Mong for dinner that night.
In fact, Director Mong was very curious about the sudden invitation. He did not know any members of the Lu family and he had never met anyone from the Lu family before. So, why did the heir of the Lu family suddenly invite him for dinner tonight?
Director Mong felt a little stressed as he sat directly opposite the young man.
He had seen all kinds of people from all different walks of life but he had never met anyone with such a strong presence and aura.
The Lu Jingzhi who was sitting in front of him was very handsome and young. He was also a very noble and powerful man.
He was the most eligible bachelor in the entire Luo City.
&x201C;Mr. Lu, I wonder why you have invited me out for dinner tonight?&x201D;
He was a director and he would not have any business relations with Lu Jingzhi at all. However, Lu Jingzhi had asked his secretary to personally invite him out for dinner. It was very strange indeed.
&x201C;Don&x2019;t worry too much about it, Director Mong. I asked you out tonight because of a private matter. I heard that your assistant and one of the hotel staff member had accidentally seen me when I was leaving the hotel this morning. Therefore, I would like to clarify this matter with you in person.&x201D;
This morning? Leaving the hotel? Assistant?
Director Mong suddenly pieced the puzzle together and he realized that the heir of the Lu family, Lu Jingzhi&x2026;was the man who had exited Jiang Yuning&x2019;s room. The man that he had assumed was&x2026;a male escort!
&x201C;Yuning must have created a lot of trouble for you, but I believe you understand her character very well. I would like to trouble you in terms of taking good care of and keeping an eye on my wife in the future.&x201D;
Director Mong initially assumed that Jiang Yuning was merely in a relationship with Lu Jingzhi.
It was not surprising for a young master from a prestigious family to be involved with an artiste from the entertainment industry.
However, he would never have expected Jiang Yuning to be Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s wife.
&x201C;Both of you are married?&x201D;
&x201C;We have already been married for a long time&x2026;&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied as he smiled. &x201C;However, Yuning has never publicly announced our relationship because of the inconvenience brought about by my identity. That is the reason we have not made our relationship public. I would love to publicize our relationship and let everyone know that we are already married, but Yuning refuses to do so right now.&x201D;
In fact, Director Mong had just assumed that the reason their relationship was still a secret was simply because the Lu family did not accept Jiang Yuning as their daughter-in-law.
However, Lu Jingzhi cleared all his doubts with the later part of his sentence.
&x201C;Since this is the case, then the misunderstanding has already been clarified. If you plan to visit Yuning again in the future, you can inform Xiao Guo in advance. She is very cautious and meticulous as compared to the agents.&x201D;
&x201C;Thank you, Director Mong.&x201D;
Director Mong was quiet and tensed throughout the first half of the meal. He guessed that Lu Jingzhi must have been the one to direct and teach Jiang Yuning about patriotism when she had encountered the setback while filming her first scene. As the heir of the Lu family, it was not surprising for Lu Jingzhi to understand the meaning of patriotism and to have a firmly rooted foundation.
Throughout the second half of the meal, both of them finally found a common topic to talk about, which was Jiang Yuning and all of her antics.
Director Mong had no choice but to admit that the girl&x2019;s guts and confidence was indeed very admirable.
Everyone in public were constantly making fun of her and laughing at her because of her 4.0 rated acting skills. However, she had never once complained, nor had she ever mentioned her family background or the support that she had from the Lu family.
Jiang Yuning persisted and fought hard on her own. Even though she was constantly suffering because of all the harsh criticism, she seemed to be very happy with her own achievements.
Director Mong had mixed feelings at the moment. Fortunately, he had given her a chance and accepted that young girl to take on the role of the first female lead at that time.
Therefore, after returning to the filming location, Director Mong acted as if nothing happened and he continued directing the next scene.
Although Jiang Yuning was afraid of the cold, she wrapped a thick and warm quilt around her as she waited to film her scene for that night. Everything that the young paparazzo said was true and as long as it was the director&x2019;s instructions, Jiang Yuning did not complain but she endured and pulled through the entire filming process despite the hardship of enduring the cold winter breeze.
When they were finally done filming the scene for the night, it was already two o&x2019;clock in the morning.
Jiang Yuning hurried back to the hotel immediately because she did not know if Lu Jingzhi had already left.