After entering the guest bedroom, Jiang Yuning quickly locked the door after closing it behind her. She then decided to send a text message to Lu Jingzhi: &x201C;Second Brother, I am really tired after playing for the whole night. I have already locked my bedroom door. You don&x2019;t need to come over later because I am going to sleep now. Rest earlier tonight. I love you. Goodnight.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi was speechless after reading the text message.
Was he really a man with a wife?
It was his own house and yet, he would not be able to enter his wife&x2019;s room?
Lu Jingzhi gritted his teeth and completely ignored the little descendant&x2019;s message. Locked the door? It did not matter at all because he had the keys anyway.
In fact, Jiang Yuning was only so worried because she wanted to maintain a good image in front of Grandpa Lu. If anyone were to see her acting intimately with Lu Jingzhi in the Lu family mansion, she was certain that Grandpa Lu&x2019;s impression of her would definitely be tainted.
Jiang Yuning felt a little more peaceful as she thought about it. She was only doing this and sacrificing now for the sake of their future happiness. Her second brother would just have to bear with her tonight. However, as she was sleeping soundly, Jiang Yuning suddenly felt something pressing against her in the middle of the night. When she opened her eyes, she realized that she could not push the person away at all.
Lu Jingzhi turned over before he sat up on the bed. He turned on the bedside lamp before he asked, &x201C;Did you sleep well?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning peeked at Lu Jingzhi from under the quilt before she stole a glance at the closed door. &x201C;Did anyone see you coming in here?&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi pulled Jiang Yuning out from under the quilt before he sat her up on the bed. After that, he leaned his body against hers before he asked, &x201C;Don&x2019;t you think that&x2026;you are acting a little too abnormal tonight?&x201D;
&x201C;Is that so?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked as she wrapped her arms around his neck.
&x201C;Don&x2019;t you want to sleep with me?&x201D;
&x201C;It has already been more than one month since I last saw you. I obviously want to sleep with you!&x201D; Jiang Yuning pouted. &x201C;However, I am just afraid that I will leave a bad impression on Grandpa Lu if anyone catches us in the middle of an act. Things are slightly more complicated because not only was I Lu Zongye&x2019;s fianc&xE9;e in the past, but I am also in the entertainment industry now. If Grandpa Lu finds out that I am acting indecently with you under his roof, what would he think of me? Don&x2019;t you think that he will definitely scold me for being shameless?&x201D;
In fact, Old Master Lu had already called her shameless earlier.
Lu Jingzhi did not say anything but he continued hugging her tightly.
Jiang Yuning took the opportunity to act coquettishly as she said, &x201C;Look, Second Brother. I am only acting like this because I am thinking about our future&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;But I have already come over here now&x2026;so&x2026;do you want me to leave then?&x201D;
After he spoke, Lu Jingzhi turned around to get out of bed. Just as he was about to step out of bed, Jiang Yuning suddenly grabbed him and hugged him tightly from the back. &x201C;Since you are already here, do you really think that I would let you leave so easily? I could probably still control my urges if I did not see you. Now that you are right her in my arms, I will not let you go so easily. We are all alone here in this room, do you think I am foolish enough to waste this priceless opportunity?&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi turned around and held Jiang Yuning&x2019;s chin in his palm after hearing her words. After that, he began kissing her gently on her lips&x2026;
Very soon, the little box that Vera stuffed into Jiang Yuning&x2019;s pocket came in handy after all.
After their little intimate session was over, Jiang Yuning cuddled in Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s arms as she rested her head on his well-defined chest before she muttered, &x201C;Happy new year, Second Brother.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi squeezed Jiang Yuning in his arms before he kissed her on her forehead. &x201C;Happy new year, silly girl.&x201D;
The night gradually sank in and the both of them dozed off to sleep as soon as they turned off the bedside lamp. It was quiet in the bedroom until early in the morning the next day when someone came to knock at the door&x2026;
Jiang Yuning was startled and she sat up on her bed immediately. She turned around and looked at the man who was still sleeping soundly beside her.
Alas, she could not resist the temptation and she failed to control her urges.
Jiang Yuning put on her clothes quickly as she was afraid that someone would catch her looking dishevelled. When she finally opened the room door, she was utterly relieved to see Chen Jingshu in front of her bedroom door. &x201C;Sister Jingshu, it&x2019;s you.&x201D;
&x201C;He&x2026;is inside?&x201D; Chen Jingshu asked Jiang Yuning softly.
Jiang Yuning nodded slightly.
&x201C;Grandpa is looking for you.&x201D;
&x201C;I will go and meet him after I wash up,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied immediately. &x201C;I hope that you can help me keep this a secret.&x201D;
Chen Jingshu made an okay gesture at Jiang Yuning.
Jiang Yuning was finally relieved as she closed the door behind her before she grabbed her clothes and headed into the bathroom to wash up and get ready to meet Old Master Lu.
At this time, Grandpa Lu was sitting in the courtyard with a teapot in his hand.
As soon as Jiang Yuning walked up to him, she took over the teapot and started soaking up a fragrant pot of tea for him.
&x201C;Grandpa Lu, please enjoy your tea.&x201D;
&x201C;I am glad you still remember how to make tea.&x201D; Old Master Lu tried the cup of tea and he was very satisfied after taking a sip from the teacup. &x201C;Will what you say last night still count today?&x201D;
&x201C;I said a lot of things last night, Grandpa Lu. I wonder what exactly you are referring to?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked as she sat directly opposite him.
&x201C;The sentence where you said that you would be more than willing to hand over all the shares and profits that you own in Xiya Hotel and from Dongheng Enterprise.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning nodded after listening to the old man&x2019;s words. &x201C;Yes, it still counts.&x201D;
&x201C;If I tell you that I want to take over all of your shares and that I have three rules for you to abide by, would you be willing to do so?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning sat up straight as she looked at the old man with a serious expression on her face. After a short while, she finally nodded before she said, &x201C;I can do that but I have a request. I have started an education and counselling platform to help my fans, who are mostly young people, to gain knowledge and receive help and guidance to recover their mental health. The expenditure for this platform is quite huge and I have always been using the profits and dividends from my shares to cover the expenses to keep the platform running. If I hand over all of my shares to you, I hope that you will allocate some funds to continue maintaining the operation of this platform on my behalf. Could you do that for me?&x201D;
The old man nodded his head after listening to Jiang Yuning. &x201C;Anything else?&x201D;
&x201C;No, that is all.&x201D;
&x201C;Alright then. Let me tell you about the three rules that I have for you. First of all, you are not allowed to use the relationship that you have with the Lu family to gain an advantage or to get out of any situation at all, even if you are facing a life and death situation. Secondly, you should not get the Lu family involved with the media or the entertainment circle because I do not want the Lu family to be all over the headlines, especially when it involves Jingzhi. The third and last rule that I have for you is that you are not allowed to tell Jingzhi anything about this matter and you should not harass him.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning raised her hand as soon as the old man was done speaking. &x201C;I have no issue with the first rule at all but about the second rule, what should I do if someone is trying to set me up or frame me? And for the third rule, what if Second Brother is the one who is taking the initiative to look for me?&x201D;
&x201C;If someone tries to frame you for something, then you should resolve the matter immediately. Aren&x2019;t you good at doing so? As for the third point, I have no issue at all if Jingzhi takes the initiative to look for you.&x201D;
Grandpa Lu was confident because he was certain that Lu Jingzhi did not have any feelings for Jiang Yuning at all. He felt that Lu Jingzhi was only looking out for Jiang Yuning because they were childhood friends and he felt sorry for her. If Lu Jingzhi had feelings for Jiang Yuning, he would not have kept his feelings hidden for so many years.
Jiang Yuning nodded after Old Master Lu was done speaking. &x201C;Deal.&x201D;
Anyway, Second Brother would definitely harass her even if she did not harass him.
&x201C;Last but not least, I want you see what you can achieve within one year and how you are going to convince me that you are worthy enough to stand by Jingzhi&x2019;s side.&x201D;
&x201C;Promise!&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she extended her right pinky finger at Grandpa Lu. &x201C;We have to hook our pinkies together to seal the promise.&x201D;
&x201C;Childish.&x201D; Although Grandpa Lu was criticizing Jiang Yuning, he actually hooked his pinky finger with hers anyway.
The promise was sealed and it came into effect immediately. Jiang Yuning was now a poor man who had nothing to her name. She might not even be able to afford Vera&x2019;s salary.
She had to check her bank account to find out how much money she had left from the money that she made from .
Both of them continued sitting in the courtyard as they chatted and drank tea together. A short while later, Lu Jingzhi stepped out into the courtyard to join them.
Jiang Yuning glanced at Lu Jingzhi before she raised her hand to look at her watch. &x201C;Oh no, it&x2019;s already seven o&x2019;clock. I have to rush to the airport now.&x201D;
&x201C;Alright. I will get the butler to send you to the airport,&x201D; Grandpa Lu replied.
&x201C;Thank you, Grandpa. Second Brother, see you soon!&x201D; After that, Jiang Yuning left the courtyard in a hurry.
Lu Jingzhi frowned. He wanted to say something but he chose to keep quiet in the end when he thought about how enthusiastic the little descendant had been last night. Forget it. He would make a trip to T City in a few days to visit Jiang Yuning as she filmed her scenes for .