At this time, the reporter continued questioning the couple, &x201C;Aren&x2019;t you afraid that they would bribe the police again this time?&x201D;
The couple then took turns to reply, one after the other. &x201C;We are in the age of technology nowadays. Everything can be easily searched and referred to on the Internet. We believe in justice and we believe that the law will give us the justice that we deserve! As for Xiao Chennan, we feel that this kind of garbage should not be allowed to exist in this world! We sincerely hope that he will get the punishment he deserves.&x201D;
Don&x2019;t you have a guilty conscience at all?
Even though the matter continued to spread like wild fire over the Internet and even though the matter was escalating really quickly, Xiao Chennan&x2019;s agency did not come out to deal with public relations matters at all. It seemed as though they had given up on Xiao Chennan and they wanted to teach him a lesson.
This was because the agency believed that as long as they cut off Xiao Chennan&x2019;s resources, he would definitely turn around and come back to beg them for mercy&x2026;
He might even agree to become the vice chairman&x2019;s pet.
Therefore, the vice chairman decided to make a second phone call to Xiao Chennan in private. This time, Xiao Chennan took Qing Yan&x2019;s advice and he put the phone on speaker mode as soon as he answered the call. After that, he quickly turned on the recording function on the cell phone.
&x201C;Chennan, did you put any thought into what I told you the other night? Things are already becoming more and more complicated and unpredictable now. If you continue to act like a tough guy and allow the situation to develop any further, then not even the agency would be able to save you from the predicament you are in when things really get out of hand.&x201D;
&x201C;It&x2019;s okay. I don&x2019;t need the agency&x2019;s help,&x201D; Xiao Chennan was indifferent and he refused the vice chairman&x2019;s offer.
&x201C;Xiao Chennan! Do you really think that you are still the high-profile film emperor that you used to be? The agency has been the one to help you achieve everything that you have, and that is how you have become who you are today! As long as you promise me that you will break up with Vera and move into my house obediently, then I promise you that everything will definitely be as it was in the past. You will continue to be the dashing and happy film emperor with a successful career ahead of him. I promise to sort everything out for you.&x201D;
&x201C;I really don&x2019;t need your help, vice chairman. Moreover, I have already prepared the cancellation letter and liquidated damages to terminate my contract with the agency with immediate effect,&x201D; Xiao Chennan replied in a calm manner. &x201C;I know that the company has treated me very well all these years, but I would also like to remind you that the company has also received many perks and benefits because of me. Furthermore, I earned my status as the film emperor based on my own hard work and ability. Since the company can no longer support and accommodate me, I believe that terminating the contract would be the right move to make as we will not be able to work together in a happy or pleasant manner.&x201D;
&x201C;Xiao Chennan! You have the audacity to tell me that you want to cancel the contract?&x201D;
&x201C;No matter what happens, I am definitely terminating this contract!&x201D;
After he was done speaking, Xiao Chennan hung up the phone without waiting for the vice chairman to reply. Xiao Chennan was just about to save the voice recording of their conversation in his phone when he suddenly heard a soft knock on his door.
Xiao Chennan initially thought that it was Qing Yan, but as soon as he opened the door, he saw Vera panting and trying to catch her breath in front of his hotel door.
&x201C;Why are you&x2026;&x201D;
Vera jumped into Xiao Chennan&x2019;s arms and hugged him before he could finish his sentence. &x201C;If Yuning can trust you and show her support for you in public despite all of the criticism, then do you really think that I will have a peace of mind if I were to remain in Luo City by myself? Brother Nan, I will accompany you.&x201D;
Xiao Chennan had originally intended for Vera to wait for him in Luo City as he kept her updated about the matter. However, since Vera was already here in person, then everything was perfect at this time.
So, he dragged Vera into the hotel toom before he pressed her against the wall and started kissing her affectionately on her lips. The both of them were so caught up in the moment and when they finally pulled apart from one another, Vera&x2019;s lipstick was already smudged.
&x201C;Will you stay here with me tonight then?&x201D;
&x201C;I will not be able to stay over at Yuning&x2019;s room today anyway. Second Young Master Lu is here too,&x201D; Vera replied as she blushed while resting her head against Xiao Chennan&x2019;s chest.
Since their relationship had already been made known to the public, since they have already received countless insults and criticism, then why should they continue escaping or living in secret?
Vera finally realized that she had lost.
She really liked Xiao Chennan.
She really liked him very much.
She would stop thinking about the challenges and difficulties that she would face in the future. That was not important at all. What was most important was that they were both together at this very moment.
Very soon, rumors started going around stating that Xiao Chennan&x2019;s agency had already decided to give him the cold treatment.
Those people who used to call themselves Xiao Chennan&x2019;s friends had already disappeared and they avoided any form of contact with Xiao Chennan out of fear that they would be implicated into the matter.
Aside from Jiang Yuning, no one else in the entertainment industry dared to publicly show any support for Xiao Chennan.
Even fans who had already been following Xiao Chennan for years felt confused at this time because they did not know if they should believe him.
In the end, the Ginger Candies were the one to speak up for Xiao Chennan and defend his reputation when they came across any passers-by insulting and criticizing him on the internet.
[If Empress Jiang chooses to show her love and support for Xiao Chennan, then the Ginger Candies will definitely do the same! Are Xiao Chennan&x2019;s fans blind? You have already been supporting and following him for seven or eight years since his debut. So, how could you not know what kind of person Xiao Chennan truly is? Ah! All these fake fans!]
[In other words, isn&x2019;t it obvious that someone is manipulating and making use of that couple to deal with Xiao Chennan? All I can see is the arrogance and greed of the couple. I don&x2019;t see any truth to whatever they are saying to the media.]
[I believe in Xiao Chennan because I believe in Empress Jiang.]
At this time, one of the passers-by suddenly commented.
[It seems as though Jiang Yuning&x2019;s fans are all as ridiculous as she is.]
[Ridiculous? Our Empress Jiang is only standing firm in her beliefs and we support her because we believe in her judgment!]
[Exactly! We do not believe in anything, but the only thing that we believe in is Jiang Yuning!]
In fact, some of the fans who had been following Xiao Chennan loyally for the past eight years, felt very emotional after reading these comments. Xiao Chennan&x2019;s own fans had failed to defend and protect him. Instead, some other artiste&x2019;s fans had to be the ones to defend and support their idol. That shouldn&x2019;t be the way.
Because Xiao Chennan had not stepped forward to express his position on this matter yet.
As long as the police did not express their position and as long as their brother did not admit to the crime, then why couldn&x2019;t they trust in him?
At this time, one of Xiao Chennan&x2019;s fans who had already been supporting him for the past eight years suddenly recalled something.
[Does anyone else remember that Brother Nan actually attended a funeral five years ago? I think I still have pictures of him that was taken when he attended that funeral. Do you guys think that Brother Nan&x2019;s younger brother is really dead?]
[You are right! I also remember that Brother Nan had attended a funeral dressed in a full black suit. At that time, he had a very solemn and distressed expression on his face.]
[Start taking action now, everybody! Look for any pictures that you can find of Brother Nan attending the funeral.]
Xiao Chennan&x2019;s fans finally started to show their support towards their idol.
[If even Jiang Yuning&x2019;s fans can trust Brother Nan, then we should not just give up on him so easily!]
[Yes! We have already been supporting him for the past eight years! We should have more faith in him than people who have barely known him for a few months.]
Xiao Chennan&x2019;s fans started looking through the archive on his social media account and from their own accounts to look for all the evidence and proof they need.
At this time, it was not an exaggeration to say that Xiao Chennan was at a low point in his life because he only had a few loyal friends who would defend him and trust in him left by his side.
After searching through many different social media accounts, one of the fans finally found a picture of Xiao Chennan attending the funeral five years ago.
Furthermore, the funeral was held about two weeks after his younger brother was involved in the fight.
Subsequently, there was a turning point in the news.
This was because the sanitization worker who was involved in the incident five years ago had contacted the media and police after finding out about the news.
&x201C;I was the man who had been beaten up by the couple five years ago. What the couple said is not true at all. They have distorted the entire story to their own benefit. They have no humanity or dignity at all!&x201D;
&x201C;Five years ago, I was responsible for the sanitization work of a certain street. That evening, I was sitting by the roadside halfway through work so I could eat my dinner before I continued working. At this time, this drunk couple started harassing me and telling me that I was too dirty and that I was an eyesore to them. They walked over to me and overturned my lunchbox before they started beating me up for absolutely no reason. At this time, a young boy who was volunteering for a blood drive donation nearby came to my aid but unexpectedly, the couple started attacking him too.&x201D;
&x201C;When the young boy saw me lying on the ground and vomiting blood, he could no longer watch on without taking any action. Therefore, he started to fight back as the couple continued attacking him aggressively. The fight was broken up when the police finally arrived at the scene.&x201D;
&x201C;As I was really worried about the young boy&x2019;s injuries after the incident, I contacted the police to help me locate the young man. However, one week later, I received news that the young boy had passed away due to severe intracranial haemorrhage. The doctor had tried his best but there was nothing more he could do to save him.&x201D;