The other party had intentionally said such things to target Jiang Yuning, but he must have forgotten that there was a new addition to the Lu family recently.
Jiang Yuning was not affected at all but she kept her eyes on Grandpa Lu. &x201C;Ming Zhong, what do you mean by this? Are you trying to embarrass my own family member?&x201D;
&x201C;Uncle Lu, I had no intention of doing that at all&x2026;I was not targeting Miss Jingshu.&x201D; The other party started panicking immediately. He went through all that trouble just to embarrass Jiang Yuning and make her feel out of place but he totally forgot about Chen Jingshu who had recently joined the Lu family.
&x201C;So, who are you targeting then?&x201D;
The other party turned his eyes on Jiang Yuning at that moment.
&x201C;Uncle, could you be referring to me, then?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked as she stood up immediately. &x201C;I am not your daughter, nor am I your junior, and I do not live under your roof or require you to provide for me or feed me. So, why are you targeting me? It&x2019;s fine if you want to keep praising your daughter and all her achievements, but do you really have to trample all over me and put down someone who is your junior just because you have some other intentions in mind? Do you really have to be so&x2026;harsh and bitter?&x201D;
&x201C;Who are you referring to as a harsh and bitter person? Is the Lu family mansion somewhere that you can speak without thinking things through?&x201D;
As soon as the other party&x2019;s sentence fell, the expression on Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s face hardened immediately before he said in a cold manner, &x201C;Then, it&x2019;s not a place for you to speak as you like too.&x201D;
The atmosphere in the living room became very tense all of a sudden.
This was because Lu Jingzhi was voicing out his opinions against an elder.
However, the other party did not dare to refute his words or talk back against him because Lu Jingzhi was the heir of the Lu family.
&x201C;Uncle Lu, you know that we are all constantly spending time with the outside world, and the way that I speak might be very straightforward sometimes. I hope that you will not take it to heart.&x201D;
&x201C;Straightforward? You mean that you are not well-educated?&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s words were very harsh and straight to the point. He obviously did not like the other party very much.
&x201C;Brother Lu&x2026;my father is not very good at speaking. Please forgive him if he has offended you in any way at all. I apologize on his behalf. I hope that this will not affect the mood at the family reunion dinner tonight.&x201D; At this time, Miss Li seized the opportunity to make amends for her father&x2019;s mistakes.
As soon as Lu Jingzhi heard Miss Li&x2019;s words, he turned around and looked at Old Master Lu before he asked, &x201C;Since it is a family reunion dinner, why are there so many irrelevant guests present here tonight?&x201D;
In fact, Old Master Lu was also regretting his decision at the moment.
Initially, he had thought that the daughters of two of his most loyal staffs would definitely be good enough for Lu Jingzhi. He thought that it might even be possible for Lu Jingzhi to be interested in one of them.
However, he had never expected his own staff member to have such a personality and thoughts. This way, it seemed as though he would not have brought up his daughter with the right mentality and principles in life.
&x201C;Also, I would like you to call me by my name, Miss Li.&x201D;
&x201C;Since our presence is not welcomed here, then I believe it would be best for us to make a move first.&x201D; At this time, the members of the Li family got up from the sofa before heading towards the door. The other family was also afraid that they would end up causing trouble and thus, they quickly came up with an excuse to leave right after the Li family.
Who would dare to stir trouble with the Lu family?
Who would dare to accept Lu Jingzhi as their son-in-law?
Old Master Lu did not say anything at all from the beginning to the end because he had never expected his grandson to have so much authority, befitting his status as the heir of the Lu family.
He was firm and decisive. Old Master Lu liked that.
&x201C;Grandpa, am I&x2026;am I an embarrassment to the Lu family?&x201D; At this time, Chen Jingshu suddenly asked the old man with a sad expression on her face. &x201C;I did not receive any education and I do not have a bright future ahead of me. To make things worse, I am also crippled&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;Nonsense!&x201D; Old Master Lu interrupted Chen Jingshu before she could continue her sentence. &x201C;You are just like that girl. The both of you have suffered a lot. Don&x2019;t be upset. It&x2019;s our family&x2019;s reunion dinner tonight. Since the outsiders have already left, I want you to just have fun and do whatever makes you happy tonight.&x201D;
&x201C;Grandpa Lu&x2026;I want to set off some fireworks tonight,&x201D; Jiang Yuning suddenly said as she raised her hand.
&x201C;All of you have already grown up. Where are we supposed to find fireworks for you at home?&x201D; the old man asked Jiang Yuning.
&x201C;I have already prepared it,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied immediately. He was a completely different person compared to the man who was cold and indifferent earlier.
&x201C;Why did you prepare fireworks?&x201D;
&x201C;I asked Second Brother to prepare it for me,&x201D; Chen Jingshu quickly explained. &x201C;Both Yuning and I love fireworks.&x201D;
&x201C;Alright then. Both of you can go and play with the fireworks,&x201D; Old Master Lu replied without stopping them. &x201C;We will start our reunion dinner when your third uncle arrives. Jingzhi, come to my study with me.&x201D;
Second Brother was so pitiful. He would not be able to play fireworks with Jiang Yuning.
Jiang Yuning secretly smiled at Lu Jingzhi before she asked, &x201C;Second Brother, where are the fireworks?&x201D;
&x201C;In my car.&x201D; After that, Lu Jingzhi took his car keys out of his pocket before handing it over to Jiang Yuning. When Jiang Yuning reached out to take the car keys from Lu Jingzhi, he caressed her hand gently as though to remind her to be good and not to create any trouble.
Jiang Yuning smiled but she did not say anything.
At this time, Old Master Lu suddenly asked Lu Jingzhi, &x201C;All this while, the only person that I know of who enjoys playing with fireworks is that young girl from the Jiang family. Jingzhi, did you prepare the fireworks specially for her?&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi was very calm as he replied, &x201C;Yes.&x201D;
&x201C;When Mom was still around, she loved it when it was very lively. That is why I make it a point to prepare fireworks for New Year every year. However, the only person who usually plays with it would be Yuning.&x201D;
&x201C;You miss your mother?&x201D; Old Master Lu&x2019;s heart softened immediately. &x201C;I was going to try and matchmake you with one of the staff members&x2019; daughters tonight. However, even though they are highly educated, it seems as though they cannot even be compared to Yuning. In the past, that young girl was the only one who really stood out among the four prestigious families and it seems as though she had not changed at all. How great it would be be if the Jiang family did not encounter that incident in the past. Does Yuning have a boyfriend now?&x201D;
&x201C;What a pity&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;Grandpa, why didn&x2019;t you&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;Why didn&x2019;t I what?&x201D; the old man asked as he stepped into his study.
&x201C;Nothing. I would like to spend some time in my mother&x2019;s room if that is fine with you,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied.
In fact, he had wanted to ask his grandfather about why he had never considered him before. If his grandfather had arranged for Jiang Yuning to be his fianc&xE9;e ever since they were young, then Jiang Yuning would not have had to drop out of college and her life would not have been turned upside down.
However, there were some things that he could not bring himself to say out loud.
&x201C;Go.&x201D; The old man did not stop Lu Jingzhi.
Lu Jingzhi went upstairs and headed directly to the room that used to belong to his mother. After entering the bedroom, he stood on the balcony as he looked at the little descendant who was busy playing with fireworks downstairs.
She was shivering from the cold but she was smiling so brightly in a child-like manner.
As she ran and jumped around, Lu Jingzhi suddenly saw something falling out of her pocket.
The expression on Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s face changed immediately as soon as he saw the item on the ground. He took out his cell phone before he called Jiang Yuning.
When Jiang Yuning saw the phone call, she answered it immediately, &x201C;What&x2019;s up, Second Brother?&x201D;
&x201C;Turn around and look at the ground behind you.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning did as she was told and as soon as she turned around, she started blushing. &x201C;That Vera was the one who stuffed it into my pocket earlier.&x201D;
&x201C;Well, then please thank Vera for me.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning quickly picked up the little box before she put it back into her pocket secretly when Chen Jingshu was not looking.
&x201C;Why are you so annoying? Who says that I am going to sleep with you tonight? I am going to sleep at the guest room in the Lu family mansion&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;The, who stole your first kiss when you were eighteen years old?&x201D;
&x201C;Who said my first kiss happened when I was eighteen?&x201D; Jiang Yuning retorted immediately. &x201C;I gave my first kiss away at fifteen when I kissed a picture of you!&x201D;
&x201C;Did you get what you wished for then?&x201D; Lu Jingzhi asked.
&x201C;Yes, but I already have new wishes now. I realized that the Lu family is really full of treasures.&x201D;
&x201C;I thought that you were going to slowly pave your way into the Lu family? Mrs. Lu, what are your plans?&x201D; Lu Jingzhi asked.
&x201C;What&x2019;s the hurry?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning suddenly had a bold idea in mind.