&x201C;But Yuning, what happened? Why are you making all these weird decisions just because I did not bother to check in on you for the past few days? Why did you sign the endorsement contract with the brand that specializes in hemorrhoid creams? You are a very popular first line artiste right now so you can actually target more classy and elegant endorsements. What is going on in your mind?&x201D; Vera asked as she was really puzzled.
All Jiang Yuning cared about after spending New Year&x2019;s Eve at the Lu family mansion was how and what she could do to earn more money.
Vera knew that the endorsement fee for the eye cream was very rewarding because she had seen the proposal before she was busy with Xiao Chennan&x2019;s matter. However, Vera would never have expected Jiang Yuning to sign the endorsement contract just because of the high endorsement fee.
&x201C;If you did not sign that endorsement contract, you would not be criticized by a young kid right now.&x201D;
&x201C;Well, I think that it&x2019;s good for us to promote domestic products,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she laughed. &x201C;And Vera&x2026;if Brother Nan is really going to start his agency under Guangying Media, then he will need all the help and support from people that he can trust and rely on. I think that you are the best candidate for that.&x201D;
&x201C;I&x2026;&x201D; Vera froze for a moment because she did not expect these words to come out of Jiang Yuning&x2019;s mouth.
In fact, Vera had thought about this before but she had her own principles that she decided to abide by. Since she was Jiang Yuning&x2019;s exclusive agent, then of course, she should place her focus on Jiang Yuning because that was her priority.
&x201C;You do not need to feel sorry and you do not need to feel as though you let me down. At this point in time, Brother Nan definitely needs you more than I do since my career is already on the right track at the moment. Moreover, you can rest assured because Director Shen will be here with me to keep me on track. Of course, I am only loaning you to him temporarily and you have to come back to me as soon as Brother Nan settles down.&x201D;
Vera was so touched and speechless and she felt as though she was choking from holding back her tears.
Both Vera and Xiao Chennan really owed Jiang Yuning too much.
Later, at half past seven that night.
Since it was the Spring Lantern Festival, the Lu family also hung red lanterns all over the courtyard. The Lu family will also be having a family reunion dinner tonight.
During dinner, Lu Jingqi was holding a rice bowl as he sat down in the living room to watch the live broadcast of the Spring Lantern Festival on television. He was extremely excited because Chen Jingshu had told him that Jiang Yuning would be performing on television that night.
For the first time ever, Grandpa Lu broke one of the rules of the Lu family and he allowed his grandson to sit in front of the noisy television as he ate his dinner out of pity for his grandson. He wanted to dote on him and he wanted him to be happy.
&x201C;Jingqi really seem to like that young girl, Yuning,&x201D; Third Uncle Lu said to the old man as they both stared helplessly at Lu Jingqi, who was sitting in front of the television. &x201C;Jingqi would even quarrel with me when it comes to matters involving Yuning.&x201D;
Grandpa Lu turned around and looked at his grandson again and he felt a sense of warmth and comfort in his heart.
&x201C;I will ask Liangzhou to arrange for a brain examination for Jingqi after the New Year,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi suddenly spoke up at this time. Although his third uncle had already brought Lu Jingqi all over the world to search for the best brain doctors without any positive news at all, Lu Jingzhi did not want to give up just like that.
&x201C;Yes. Jingzhi, Jingqi is your younger brother. When your grandfather and I grow even older, you will have to take care of and look out for him in future. However, I believe that what your grandfather is most worried about at the moment is still your lifelong happiness. Jingzhi, tell me the truth. Is there anyone that you like right now?&x201D; Third Uncle Lu asked as he naturally redirected the topic of the conversation over to Lu Jingzhi.
After listening to his son&x2019;s question, Grandpa Lu initially thought that Lu Jingzhi would avoid the question. Therefore, he rolled his eyes as he continued eating his dinner but at this time, Lu Jingzhi unexpectedly answered in a serious tone.
&x201C;Whose child is it? Which family is she from? How old is she? What is her name?&x201D; the old man asked as he widened his eyes in surprise. &x201C;Hurry up and tell me. Stop keeping me in suspense already.&x201D;
&x201C;She is already married,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi added another sentence in a softer voice.
&x201C;I knew that I would never be able to get a good answer out of you, Jingzhi. I am warning you right now, don&x2019;t you dare to get involved in someone else&x2019;s marriage. I will never allow it,&x201D; the old man said as he slammed his hands on the dining table. &x201C;I don&x2019;t care what it takes, but you have to forget about her and let her go even if you like her very much.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi smiled but he did not reply at all.
However, at this time, Grandpa Lu suddenly felt very frustrated and anxious.
&x201C;Jingzhi, are you really in love with a married woman?&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi remained silent without replying.
&x201C;No! I will not allow this. I am going to arrange a blind date for you immediately but there are really not many options for you to choose from right now. The only girl that I know of who comes from a good family background and has a good upbringing is Yuning&x2026;&x201D; The old man felt a little regretful as soon as he mentioned Jiang Yuning&x2019;s name but at the very least, Jiang Yuning was single and he had watched her grow up ever since she was a young girl. &x201C;Jingzhi&x2026;would you like to&x2026;consider Yuning?&x201D;
&x201C;Dad, what are you talking about? Yuning was supposed to be Jingzhi&x2019;s younger sister-in-law before the engagement was annulled!&x201D; At this time, Third Uncle Lu could not help but remind the old man about Jiang Yuning&x2019;s prior status as Lu Zongye&x2019;s fianc&xE9;e.
&x201C;What younger sister-in-law? Is he even a descendant of the Lu family?&x201D; Grandpa Lu retorted immediately.
&x201C;But no matter what it is, wouldn&x2019;t it be&x2026;a little too awkward?&x201D;
&x201C;Alright then. I have already decided. Since you grew up together with Yuning, it would not be that difficult for you to contact her, right? Take some time to get rid of all the distractions in your heart, then you can try to build a connection with Yuning. Jingzhi, do you want me to make some calls so that I can create some opportunities for you? You are so busy at work, being cooped up in the national defence building every day, and that girl, Yuning is so busy filming all the time. When will you two have the time to go out on a date? Why am I feeling so anxious right now?&x201D;
Chen Jingshu, who was sitting at the dining table, was trying really hard to hold back her smile.
Second Brother was really too witty.
He knew exactly what to do to make the old man feel anxious enough.
This was because Grandpa Lu would never allow any of his descendants, especially Lu Jingzhi, to get involved in any scandals that would tarnish the Lu family&x2019;s reputation.
&x201C;Yuning? Don&x2019;t you think that she is too young?&x201D; Lu Jingzhi asked indifferently.
&x201C;I am not asking both of you to get married now. I am asking you two to start dating for one or two years. Get to know each other better. In two years, you will be thirty years old and that would be the perfect time for both of you to start a family.&x201D;
&x201C;Grandpa, in fact, Yuning is currently in Luo City tonight. She will be staying at the hotel after performing for the Spring Lantern Festival live on television,&x201D; Chen Jingshu quickly took the opportunity to assist Lu Jingzhi at this time.
&x201C;Go&x2026;stop eating already. Go and bring her back here!&x201D; Grandpa Lu said as he grabbed Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s chopsticks and started nudging him to move. &x201C;Don&x2019;t bother coming home if you do not bring her back with you tonight.&x201D;
&x201C;Grandpa&x2026;Yuning has her own plans tonight&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;Well, then add yourself into her plans for the night. Go now!&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi had really given Grandpa Lu a scare when he said that he was in love with a married woman. Grandpa Lu could not help but shudder at the thought of a member of the Lu family being involved in such an ugly scandal such as this.
In fact, Grandpa Lu was originally very dissatisfied with Jiang Yuning.
He felt that she was way too young for Lu Jingzhi, she was not highly educated, and to make matters even more complicated, she was involved in the entertainment industry. There were many things that made him feel very uncomfortable but these were things that he could still resolve in the future. However, if Lu Jingzhi really got involved in someone else&x2019;s marriage, then that would be the end of it.
&x201C;Are you not leaving yet?&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi looked at the time on his watch before he sighed out loud. After that, he stood up and greeted the people who were sitting at the dining table.
&x201C;Third Uncle, I&x2019;ll excuse myself first.&x201D;
The few of them watched as Lu Jingzhi walked out of the front door. At this time, Third Uncle Lu, who was holding onto a pair of chopsticks, turned around and asked Grandpa Lu, &x201C;Dad, don&x2019;t you think that you are putting Jingzhi in a very tough spot? If he really had any interest or feelings for Yuning, he would not have waited so long to ask her out.&x201D;
&x201C;I am not entirely satisfied with Yuning too, but I want to give them the opportunity to try and date one another. Otherwise, do you really want to see Jingzhi getting involved in someone else&x2019;s marriage? I think that the best decision right now is to give Jingzhi and Yuning the opportunity to get to know one another and try dating for one year first.&x201D;
After all, even if Lu Jingzhi really did end up with Jiang Yuning in the end, Grandpa Lu would definitely make sure that he polishes that girl up nicely.
He would never allow Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s woman, the future young mistress of the Lu family, to be so casual.
Moreover, he had to take advantage of this time to determine that young girl&x2019;s true intentions and determine if she truly had a pure and genuine heart.