Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
This time, Grandpa Lu looked at Lu Jingzhi before he said, &x201C;Jingzhi, you have once promised me that you will definitely settle down by the time you turn thirty. I hope that you will not come home alone anymore when we celebrate Chinese New Year next year.&x201D;
&x201C;Grandpa, what were you talking about with Yuning earlier?&x201D; Lu Jingzhi asked as he sat down on the wooden bench without answering his grandfather&x2019;s request.
&x201C;Why are you so concerned about what we were discussing?&x201D; Grandpa Lu replied. &x201C;All you have to focus on right now is to find the right woman to settle down with.&x201D;
&x201C;I have another question for you, Grandpa. Why didn&x2019;t you consider me at all when you arranged the engagement between Yuning and Lu Zongye fourteen years ago?&x201D;
The old man was stunned and he looked at Lu Jingzhi with a startled expression on his face as he asked, &x201C;Second Grandson&x2026;what are you trying to say?&x201D;
&x201C;I am just curious,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied as he chuckled.
&x201C;You gave me a fright.&x201D; The old man started patting his chest as though he was trying to calm his heart down. Jiang Yuning had already given him a fright last night and he thought that his second grandson was about to give him another shock today. After thinking about it, he replied, &x201C;You have always been quiet and you always kept to yourself while you were growing up. That young girl, Jiang Yuning, is such a chatty and lively person. In the past, I would always see her bickering with Lu Zongye and I figured that they would both turn out to be enemies when they grew up. That is why I decided to arrange the engagement between the both of them. Don&x2019;t you think that Yuning is too talkative and playful?&x201D;
&x201C;I can&x2019;t believe that this is the reason for your decision.&x201D;
There was no significant reason at all but Old Master Lu&x2019;s decision ultimately affected and changed the lives of three people.
Fortunately, everything turned out to be fine in the end.
&x201C;What do you think about that young girl, Yuning&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;Second Brother, Third Uncle Lu is asking for you.&x201D; Chen Jingshu suddenly appeared in front of both of them in her wheelchair.
&x201C;I will go and look for him right now,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied Chen Jingshu without any hesitation at all. After that, he looked at his grandfather before he said, &x201C;I thought that perhaps you did not like me in the past. I thought that was the reason why you had arranged for the engagement between Yuning and Lu Zongye instead of me.&x201D;
&x201C;You have always been this way. Overthinking and getting upset over something that is practically non-existent at all.&x201D;
It was a touching moment between the grandfather and grandson as they revealed their feelings to one another in the courtyard.
&x201C;I will go and look for Third Uncle now.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi stood up and walked back into the Lu family mansion. Grandpa Lu had mixed feelings at this point because he could not read or understand Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s attitude. He was no longer certain if he wanted his grandson to have feelings for Jiang Yuning or otherwise.
When Jiang Yuning arrived at the airport at eight o&x2019;clock in the morning, Vera was already waiting for her. As the both of them walked together, Vera quickly mentioned something important to Jiang Yuning. &x201C;Your brother called me last night. Someone tried to share pictures of you spending New Year&x2019;s Eve with the Lu family online. However, your brother managed to stop and kill off the news immediately. If anyone managed to take such clear shots of you, then it must have been one of the guests at the Lu family mansion last night.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning frowned as soon as she heard Vera&x2019;s words. She had only just agreed to obey Grandpa Lu&x2019;s rules and someone was already trying to set her up at the very next moment?
It must be the doing of one of the two young ladies who came with their father for the reunion dinner last night.
Jiang Yuning put some thoughts into this matter and she called Ku Jie as soon as she entered the waiting lounge at the airport. &x201C;Hello, Brother. Happy new year!&x201D;
&x201C;Do you still remember that you have a brother? You ran off to have reunion dinner with the Lu family during New Year&x2019;s Eve. Have you forgotten that you still have a family?&x201D; Ku Jie asked as he rolled his eyes. &x201C;It turns out that a married daughter is really water that is already poured out.&x201D;
&x201C;I have already asked Vera to prepare something for Grandpa. She will send it over to him later. Try and spend some time with Grandpa and keep him company on my behalf if you have time.&x201D;
&x201C;Forget it. Lu Jingzhi has already visited Grandpa at the nursing home yesterday.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi did not tell Jiang Yuning about this matter at all. Perhaps he did not have any chance to tell her anyway.
&x201C;Oh, that&x2019;s good to hear. I promise that I will spend more time with you and Grandpa after I am done filming
&x201C;Your grandfather and I do not need your company at all. You are always getting in the way and causing us trouble! Go away.&x201D;
After that, Ku Jie hung up the phone immediately.
&x201C;Who on earth would be able to tolerate&x2026;my brother&x2019;s temper?&x201D;
&x201C;From what I have observed so far, Ku Jie has always been very indifferent towards anyone&x2019;s affairs. However, as long as there is any rumors or news involving you, he will give his all and pay all of his attention into resolving the matter for you. You should be happy and grateful to have a brother like him.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning suddenly remembered something when she heard Vera nagging at her. She was now a poor person with nothing to her name at all. Therefore, she quickly instructed Vera, &x201C;Please accept more jobs on my behalf after I am done filming
&x201C;What happened? Why are you acting like this all of a sudden?&x201D;
&x201C;I am poor&x2026;&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied bitterly. &x201C;Anyway, all you have to know is that I am serious and you cannot let Second Brother know about this. Don&x2019;t ask him about anything too!&x201D;
&x201C;Yuning, what kind of tricks do you have up your sleeve again?&x201D; Vera asked with a puzzled expression on her face.
How did she become poor after having just one dinner with the Lu family?
Was the Lu family&x2019;s reunion dinner so expensive?
&x201C;It&x2019;s all because I have to chase after my husband&x2026;&x201D; Jiang Yuning whispered.
&x201C;I will arrange for you to sing the ending theme song for
&x201C;I got it!&x201D;
Jiang Yuning nodded solemnly.
&x201C;Besides that, how do you want to deal with the person who wanted to expose pictures of you and the Lu family? If she happens to look for another media outlet or news station who would be more than willing to expose the pictures, won&x2019;t the Lu family be unhappy with you?&x201D;
&x201C;Let&x2019;s observe them and see if they intend to take any further actions. I don&x2019;t think that those young ladies would have nothing better to do.&x201D;
However, that might not necessarily be the case. After all, their fathers were trying so hard to embarrass her and trample all over her in front of Grandpa Lu yesterday. After failing to gain Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s attention and Grandpa Lu&x2019;s favour, they might turn around and frame Jiang Yuning instead. They could start rumors that would make the Lu family think that Jiang Yuning was using the Lu family for publicity and hope that the Lu family would despise Jiang Yuning for that.
&x201C;Some people with ill intentions are really ignorant and they do not think about the consequences of their actions before they act,&x201D; Vera could not help but sigh.
&x201C;There were only two young ladies who had attended the reunion dinner at the Lu family mansion last night. If they really decide to turn this matter into a big issue, I believe that the Lu family will definitely choose to believe me and stand on my side. Those young ladies would only be embarrassing themselves and setting themselves on fire just to teach me a lesson.&x201D;
Vera nodded after listening to Jiang Yuning&x2019;s explanation. It seemed as though they would simply observe and see if those young ladies decide to take any further action.
After all, Empress Jiang would always be Empress Jiang and she was known for her viciousness, both in and out of the entertainment circle.
Anyone who tried finding fault with her would eventually end up in trouble themselves.
After three hours, Jiang Yuning finally returned for the filming of
&x201C;Did Vera follow me to the filming set for my sake or yours?&x201D; Jiang Yuning sneered disdainfully. &x201C;Moreover, what do you intend to do when it is already so late at night?&x201D;
&x201C;I just want to spend some time with her for new year&x2019;s,&x201D; Xiao Chennan replied as he shrugged innocently.
&x201C;Pay more attention to your surroundings and make sure that nobody photographs the both of you together. Otherwise, your fan girls would definitely eat Vera alive.&x201D;
All that Jiang Yuning could do was to remind Xiao Chennan that he had to protect Vera.
This was because Jiang Yuning knew how excessive and crazy the fan girls of male artistes could be.
As for Vera, she only wanted her to be happy.
Vera might be an orphan but this did not mean that she did not have a family.
Jiang Yuning returned to her hotel room after filming her night scene and at this time, Vera had just come out from the bathroom after taking a shower. She was wearing her pajamas with a down jacket over it.
&x201C;Are you going to Brother Nan&x2019;s room dressed like that? Are you crazy?&x201D;