&x201C;Are you making up so many excuses just because you want to see me or is it because of someone else?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked as she rolled her yes. &x201C;Anyway, since you think that the script is good, then you can bring it over to me for my perusal.&x201D;
After that, Vera really sent the drama script all the way to T City while taking the opportunity to visit Xiao Chennan at the same time.
Jiang Yuning felt as though she had seen an online novel with the same title, , before.
As filming progressed, the weather got colder and colder. The production cast and crew of were shivering everyday as they continued filming.
Jiang Yuning was sitting on her chair that was filled with heating pads, looking like a dumpling with two big quilts wrapped around her.
&x201C;The ratings for is increasing on a daily basis. Everyone is convinced and they recognize your acting skills now. On the other hand, Second Young Master Lu&x2019;s lawyer is handling the case involving Yi Fan. I believe that she would definitely be put behind bars after the sentence is given out. So, you had better focus on filming well for the next two or three months. By the way, it will be the New Year soon. Will Second Young Master Lu be bringing you back to the Lu family mansion?&x201D;
In fact, Jiang Yuning and Lu Jingzhi had not discussed this matter at all.
&x201C;I guess you have both not made your relationship public yet. Second Young Master Lu must be under a lot of pressure.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi have never spoken to her about all these before.
&x201C;Let&x2019;s stop talking about me. What about you? I have never heard you talking about your family. How are you going to celebrate the New Year?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked as she looked at Vera. &x201C;Are you celebrating it with Brother Nan this year?&x201D;
&x201C;He will be going home to celebrate the New Year,&x201D; Vera replied as she smiled indifferently. &x201C;Didn&x2019;t I tell you that I am an orphan?&x201D;
This matter had been investigated by X Society before but Jiang Yuning had already forgotten all about it.
&x201C;Well, then what else can you do? It seems as though you will have to celebrate the New Year with me then.&x201D;
The netizens were all calling Jiang Yuning Empress Jiang nowadays.
What was even more important is the fact that the netizens were now asking Jiang Yuning all sorts of questions about the song she had written. They wanted to know who she was writing the song for because the lyrics of the song were really too explicit.
[Empress Jiang, just give it up already. We know that you obviously wrote that song for someone special. Are you hiding a man?]
[An empress can never hide a man in her chambers. That is a felony!]
[I can&x2019;t guess what type of man would be Short Jiang&x2019;s ideal man. She is really too unpredictable.]
[Sob. Sob. Sob. Am I losing the love of my life already?]
[Does anyone know where Empress Jiang is staying at now? Why is she being so secretive about her place of residence? She is definitely hiding a secret!]
Jiang Yuning remained calm and composed when she saw the questions asked by the netizens. However, she replied: &x201C;Can&x2019;t I have a secret of my own?&x201D;
[Sob. Sob. Is Jiang Yuning really hiding a man?]
[I feel as though I have lost the love of my life.]
[I feel as though I can&x2019;t breathe after reading this.]
In fact, it was better for Jiang Yuning this way. This was because Jiang Yuning knew that the media would definitely be asking her a lot of questions. After all, she had written the song, &x2018;Holding Hearts&x2019; for someone whom she referred to as her &x2018;sun&x2019; and the lyrics in the song were simply too explicit. There was no way for her to deny that she had someone that she loved.
So, it shouldn&x2019;t be too big a problem if she just admitted to half the truth, right?
As it was already close to the end of the year, Lu Jingzhi had to go out to entertain and socialize much more often.
Moreover, Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s third uncle had returned to China recently and because of the upcoming new year, Grandpa Lu had also moved back into the Lu family mansion for the time being. After all, there had been some major changes in the family this year with the addition of Chen Jingshu into the family. Therefore, the entire Lu family would be gathering at the Lu family mansion for their family reunion.
As Jiang Yuning was busy filming her drama, Lu Jingzhi returned to the Lu family mansion more often.
At this time, Grandpa Lu also asked Lu Jingzhi: &x201C;I heard from the butler that you rarely come home to the Lu family mansion nowadays. Have you been living outside for the past eight to nine months?&x201D;
&x201C;Yes.&x201D; Lu Jingzhi nodded indifferently. &x201C;It is more convenient for me to go to the National Defence Building.&x201D;
&x201C;You&x2026;are you still keeping in touch with that girl from the Jiang family?&x201D;
&x201C;It&x2019;s almost the New Year already. Give her a call and invite her to join us for dinner during the New Year,&x201D; Grandpa Lu said.
&x201C;I got it.&x201D;
&x201C;But please tell her not to notify the media. The Lu family does not like to be in the headlines.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi did not reply after hearing Grandpa Lu&x2019;s last sentence. After that, he turned around and headed straight to his bedroom on the second floor.
He had really wanted to announce his relationship with Jiang Yuning to his grandfather, but since there had been so many rumors surrounding Jiang Yuning that year, Lu Jingzhi felt that it was not the right time to do so.
Lu Jingzhi had dinner with his family at the Lu family mansion later that night.
Grandpa Lu had a solemn expression on his face and Lu Jingzhi was always so cold and unapproachable. Therefore, Chen Jingshu found it really difficult to get used to having dinner with both of them.
Fortunately for her, neither of them were home often.
&x201C;Jingshu, have you already gotten used to life here?&x201D;
&x201C;Yes, Grandpa. I am already used to living in the Lu family mansion. The butler takes very good care of me too,&x201D; Chen Jingshu replied in a polite manner as she put down her cutlery.
&x201C;You are already twenty-seven years old this year. It&x2019;s almost time for you to find a man to settle down and start a family. Don&x2019;t be like your Second Brother. Tell me what kind of man you like. Grandpa will make the necessary arrangements for you.&x201D;
Chen Jingshu turned around and stared at Lu Jingzhi for a short while before she quickly shook her head. &x201C;Grandpa, I still want to get used to life here for a short while more.&x201D;
After listening to Chen Jingshu&x2019;s words, Grandpa Lu nodded before he replied, &x201C;Okay then.&x201D;
In fact, Grandpa Lu was saying all these because he wanted to give Lu Jingzhi some hints.
After all, Lu Jingzhi was already twenty-nine years old this year but he did not seem to care or worry about his own marriage at all.
After dinner that night, the old man went upstairs to rest in his bedroom. At this time, Lu Jingzhi and Chen Jingshu were the only ones left at the dining table. Both of them were quiet for a while and after making sure that no one else was around them, Chen Jingshu mustered the courage to ask Lu Jingzhi: &x201C;Yuning&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;You can call her your sister-in-law,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied indifferently. He already knew what Chen Jingshu was going to ask him.
&x201C;Then&x2026;when are both of you going to make your relationship public?&x201D;
&x201C;It is not the right time yet. I will have to trouble you to help us cover up our relationship during the New Year&x2026;&x201D;
Chen Jingshu nodded her head immediately. After all, Jiang Yuning had been so kind to her in the past. Therefore, Chen Jingshu was more than willing to help Jiang Yuning in any way she possibly could.
After he was done with dinner, Lu Jingzhi returned to his study room on the third floor. As soon as he sat down, Lu Jingzhi received a video call from Jiang Yuning.
Lu Jingzhi closed the door behind him before he answered the video call.
&x201C;Second Brother&x2026;it&x2019;s snowing. Look! It&x2019;s snowing over here.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s face was black when he saw the excited expression on Jiang Yuning&x2019;s face. &x201C;Are you jumping around outside while dressed in your pajamas?&x201D;
&x201C;I was just too excited,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she ran back into the hotel in a hurry. As soon as she entered her room, Jiang Yuning noticed that Lu Jingzhi was not back at the villa. &x201C;You&x2026;are at the Lu family mansion?&x201D;
&x201C;Yes, Grandpa Lu is back at the mansion,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied as he nodded his head.
&x201C;How is Grandpa?&x201D;
&x201C;Yes?&x201D; Jiang Yuning froze for a moment. It had been a long time since Lu Jingzhi had addressed her in such a serious manner.
&x201C;Come back to the Lu family mansion for dinner during the New Year, just like how it was five years ago,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi said all of a sudden.
&x201C;Okay,&x201D; Jiang Yuning immediately agreed. &x201C;Second Brother, I want to set off some fireworks at the Lu family mansion. Can you make the necessary arrangements for me?&x201D;
&x201C;Why can&x2019;t you set the fireworks at Royal Dragon Villa?&x201D;
&x201C;When I was a kid, we set off some fireworks at the Lu family mansion and at that time, I made a wish to become your wife one day. Now that my wish has finally been fulfilled, shouldn&x2019;t I go back there to make another wish? Moreover, I have to apply for leave from Director Mong to go back to the Lu family mansion for dinner. How would I have the time to go back to Royal Dragon Villa?&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi was dumbstruck.
Jiang Yuning had always had all sorts of excuses, but somehow it was very difficult for anyone to reject any of her requests.
Making a wish while setting off fireworks? Would that work anyway?
Moreover, what did Jiang Yuning have to wish for that she had to set off some fireworks?
&x201C;Are you&x2026;are you afraid of Grandpa?&x201D;
&x201C;I am not afraid of anyone, I am invincible in this world. Everyone who meets me usually ends up liking me for who I am. So, let&x2019;s meet with your grandfather together!&x201D;