Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
However, Jiang Yuning did it for her regardless of the consequences.
&x201C;Sister Vera, you might think that Sister Yuning is acting foolishly but she is in fact the smartest one here. She only did this so the female fans will get bored after scolding her and venting their frustrations for a few days. Things will pass by quickly then. So, you really do not need to feel so guilty at all,&x201D; the young paparazzo continued assuring Vera in the same manner that Jiang Yuning would have.
However, Vera insisted on leaving anyway.
&x201C;Sister Vera, just let Sister Yuning protect and defend you this time. If you leave now, all her efforts would have been in vain. You are not wrong for falling in love. It is only a little more complicated because you are in love with the film emperor.&x201D;
Vera held back her tears as the young paparazzo spoke. As Jiang Yuning had already predicted, the netizens were in fact attacking the weakest and most inferior part of Vera&x2019;s heart right now.
However, after learning of the sacrifices that Jiang Yuning had made for her, Vera realized that she did not have to be held back by her own weakness.
Xiao Chennan&x2019;s fans continued scolding Jiang Yuning all the way till night time and they eventually found out that this was Jiang Yuning&x2019;s plan all along. She wanted to draw their attention just so that she could break their focus and shift their attention away from Xiao Chennan and Vera.
[That b*tch Jiang Yuning! She is really very cunning. She is deliberately diverting our firepower away from Xiao Chennan and Vera so that both of them can continue with their scandalous relationship!]
[Jiang Yuning, you are so annoying! I will not continue scolding you anymore tonight! You are just so hateful!]
[Xiao Chennan, are you still a man?]
[We will revert our attention back to Vera tomorrow! Shall we continue the topic on Jiang Yuning&x2019;s agent tomorrow?]
[I will scold both the master and servant tomorrow!]
[No! I will not fall for Jiang Yuning&x2019;s trap tomorrow.]
[To be honest, I was having a lot of fun scolding Jiang Yuning today!]
Jiang Yuning could not help but laugh out loud as soon as she read all the comments by Xiao Chennan&x2019;s female fans. Were they trying to play games with her?
They do not want to scold her anymore tomorrow?
Well, Empress Jiang would definitely think of another way to continue attracting their attention and diverting their fire to her tomorrow.
After all, Jiang Yuning was already used to life in the entertainment circle. So, who was afraid of who?
Later that night, Jiang Yuning received an incoming video call from Lu Jingzhi.
Jiang Yuning tidied herself up a little and made sure that she looked fine before she answered his call. &x201C;Second Brother&x2026;&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi could not believe that Jiang Yuning could still laugh so happily. He had already learned of everything that was circulating online from Secretary Ho. Jiang Yuning had already received more than 600,000 hate comments within a span of a few hours from afternoon to night today. Was Jiang Yuning really trying to set a new world record?
&x201C;You are still so happy even after getting scolded?&x201D;
&x201C;Of course I am happy! I was able to protect my friend,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she tilted her head and smiled sweetly at Lu Jingzhi. &x201C;Second Brother, I am really very happy that I could be of help to Vera.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi pondered silently to himself about how the little descendant would always sacrifice herself and be willing to do anything for anyone she loved.
It did not even matter if she would be scolded or if she was wronged.
How could someone as intelligent as Jiang Yuning be so silly?
&x201C;I will be free tomorrow, so I will come over to your filming location to visit you.&x201D;
&x201C;Are you serious? Will you really be coming over tomorrow?&x201D; Jiang Yuning was very surprised and excited. &x201C;Then, can you bring me some food? I am really craving some snacks.&x201D;
She was a poor person as soon as she stepped out of the Lu family mansion the other day. Therefore, she had to think twice before she could buy any snacks or food for herself. It was torturous.
&x201C;I got it. Time for you to sleep.&x201D;
&x201C;No! I want to see your abs&x2026;&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as her eyes lit up immediately. &x201C;Hurry up and show me!&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi could only sigh helplessly as he adjusted the angle of his cell phone so that he could film his body. After that, he pushed his black bathrobe aside to slowly reveal his abs. &x201C;Is this enough for you?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning started to drool immediately.
&x201C;I want to touch them&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;We will talk about this tomorrow.&x201D; After that, Lu Jingzhi hung up the call.
It seemed as though he was worried for nothing at all.
His little descendant was handling everything very well on her own. The netizens could not do anything to her at all and all that they could do was to scold her on the Internet.
Later that night, Xiao Chennan appeared in front of Vera&x2019;s doorstep as soon as he got off the plane. He rushed over as soon as he landed because he was very anxious and worried.
This was the first time that he had ever fallen in love with someone and things had to get out of hand. His agency had already given him several warnings and had even asked him to delete the comment that he had posted online to confirm that Vera was indeed his girlfriend. Moreover, they had also asked him to apologize to all of his fans.
However, Xiao Chennan could not bring himself to do so. He did not care about how the agency was going to deal with him. All he could think about was how Vera would feel if she had to face all the harsh criticism and abuse on her own. Therefore, he asked Director Mong for permission to take leave from filming immediately.
Xiao Chennan was still afraid that Vera would still be unhappy and dissatisfied with his performance. That was why he did not have the courage to knock on her door even after he arrived at her doorstep. He waited alone in the dark for a long time and Vera only saw the familiar figure sitting on her doorstep when she took the garbage out later that night.
Xiao Chennan was shivering and his nose and cheeks were all red from the cold.
&x201C;Vera&x2026;&x201D; Xiao Chennan called out in hoarse voice as he looked up at Vera.
&x201C;Come on in,&x201D; Vera said with red and swollen eyes. It was obvious that she felt very distressed at this time.
Xiao Chennan followed behind Vera quietly with a lowered head as though he was a child that had done something wrong. &x201C;Vera, I am sorry for my failure to protect you.&x201D;
&x201C;I know that this is not your fault,&x201D; Vera replied. &x201C;I just&x2026;I just feel very sad that all of you, especially Yuning, have to shoulder the responsibilities and face all this pressure and criticism just because of me.&x201D;
&x201C;I will remember what she has done for us and I promise that I will repay her for her kindness one day. Vera, can you please not alienate me?&x201D;
Vera finally turned around to face Xiao Chennan. When Xiao Chennan rejected Ling Fei in the past, he looked so impressive and confident but at this moment right now, he looked so broken and fragile in front of Vera.
&x201C;Why are you so silly? You already know the influence that publicity has on you, so why did you react so impulsively? Didn&x2019;t you think of the consequences of your actions? Don&x2019;t you care about your resources, collaborations, and endorsements anymore? I don&x2019;t want you to throw away the career that you took so long to build just because of me,&x201D; Vera said as she choked while trying to hold back her tears.
&x201C;What else can I do? You are too important to me&x2026;I believe that Yuning feels the same way too.&x201D;
Vera finally burst into tears after Xiao Chennan&x2019;s last sentence.
&x201C;I have a very low self-esteem and that means that I have to be very selfish in order to protect myself. I do not have anything that I can offer to you. Do you understand what I am saying?&x201D;
Xiao Chennan pulled Vera towards him and hugged her tightly in his arms as he comforted her. &x201C;I understand what you are feeling and I do not have any regrets at all. I am happy and content as long as I know that you are okay and that you will continue to stay by my side. I am not afraid of any difficulties that come my way.&x201D;
&x201C;So, can you just trust me?&x201D;
&x201C;I trust you. You had better remove your wet coat now or else you are going to fall sick. You could have just told me all this over the phone. Why did you come all the way to Luo City just to see me? What would Director Mong think of you now?&x201D;
&x201C;I was afraid that you would run away.&x201D;
Vera finally laughed in a helpless manner after listening to Xiao Chennan&x2019;s pitiful voice. &x201C;Do you really perceive me as such a weak person in your heart? If you can protect me so desperately, then I will also become stronger for your sake. So, you don&x2019;t have to worry that I will run away or back down just because of these insults and criticism. If I decided to leave you now, then wouldn&x2019;t I have suffered in vain?&x201D;
Xiao Chennan took off his jacket obediently and he continued hugging Vera tightly.
They continued talking to one another before Xiao Chennan finally spoke up, &x201C;Vera, I will leave first. I have to return to the filming set early in the morning tomorrow. Don&x2019;t worry too much, okay?&x201D;
&x201C;I am not worried,&x201D; Vera replied as she smiled. &x201C;Actually, you can just stay over tonight.&x201D;
Xiao Chennan shook his head before he replied, &x201C;I will stay over next time. I have to go back to the company for a meeting tonight.&x201D;
Vera did not force Xiao Chennan to stay because she knew that his career would be greatly affected because of his public declaration of his relationship with her.
Therefore, she sent Xiao Chennan off late in the middle of the night. However, she did not know that Xiao Chennan had secretly done something for her while he was waiting for her earlier.