&x201C;Come and sit down here with me, Yuning.&x201D; Jiang Yuning walked over to Grandpa Lu. At this time, Lu Jingzhi was just about to head upstairs to his room when Grandpa Lu stopped him in his tracks. &x201C;Jingzhi, I want you to come here and sit down too.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi felt a little helpless, yet he had no choice but to sit down next to Lu Jingqi.
Jiang Yuning sat down obediently beside the old man without asking any questions at all.
&x201C;Yuning&x2026;tell Grandpa honestly. What do you think of your second brother?&x201D;
&x201C;Ah&x2026;what do I think of Second Brother? I think that he is really very handsome and extraordinary, and he is definitely the best person in the entire world!&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she gave Lu Jingzhi a thumbs up while singing praises about him.
&x201C;Then&x2026;do you like him?&x201D;
&x201C;Of course! Both of us grew up together&x2026;&x201D; Jiang Yuning continued replying in a na&xEF;ve manner. After all, the old man was the one who came up with the rule stating that she was not allowed to give Lu Jingzhi any hints at all.
&x201C;I am not referring to that kind of liking or feelings! I am saying&x2026;if I allowed&x2026;both of you to date and start a relationship&x2026;will you want to?&x201D; the old man replied in an anxious manner.
Wow! Grandpa Lu was unexpectedly so direct tonight.
It seemed as though Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s proclamation of love for a married woman had really scared Grandpa Lu out of his wits.
&x201C;Well, that&x2026;that&x2026;depends on what Second Brother thinks about this matter,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied in a shy manner.
&x201C;Don&x2019;t bother about him. Just tell me if you want it. He has no right to make any decisions in this matter&x2026;&x201D;
Jiang Yuning was dumbstruck.
&x201C;Grandpa, instead of asking Yuning what she feels about Second Brother, why don&x2019;t you give both of them some space to talk to one another and try to get to know each other better? Don&x2019;t you know that girls will definitely feel very embarrassed when you ask them such questions in such a direct manner?&x201D; Chen Jingshu quickly came to the rescue at this time. &x201C;After all, Yuning has been so busy in the entertainment industry and Second Brother is always working late at the defence building. I believe that the both of them will have plenty of stories and experiences to share with the other party. Why don&x2019;t you give them some time to understand each other better?&x201D;
&x201C;Yes, yes, yes. Jingshu, you are right. Okay then, both of you can go upstairs and have a good chat tonight. Don&x2019;t come downstairs tonight. Jingzhi, I will not let you off the hook if you dare make Yuning angry tonight.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi did not say a single word and he had a cold and indifferent expression on his face the entire time. After listening to his grandfather&x2019;s words, he got up from the sofa and started walking up the stairs.
&x201C;Go, stinky girl. Didn&x2019;t you say that you like him? I will give you a chance to prove yourself. As long as you can win his heart over and get Jingzhi to fall for you, then I will definitely approve of your relationship with him,&x201D; Grandpa Lu urged Jiang Yuning at this time.
&x201C;Then, should I go after him now?&x201D;
&x201C;Hurry up. Stop talking nonsense over here. I am already feeling so anxious and worried.&x201D;
After that, Little Fox Jiang followed quietly behind Lu Jingzhi until they entered his study on the third floor.
As soon as the both of them closed the door behind them, Jiang Yuning sat down on Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s lap before she wrapped her arms around his neck.
Lu Jingzhi placed his hand around her waist before he whispered in his low voice, &x201C;So, does it feel good to be able to stay in my room without hiding anymore?&x201D;
&x201C;Of course! It is amazing!&x201D; Jiang Yuning then held Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s face in her hands before she started kissing him. &x201C;Sob. Sob. Second Brother, I have missed you so much. I want to kiss you.&x201D;
However, just as both of them were starting to get intimate, Jiang Yuning&x2019;s cell phone started ringing. Jiang Yuning gasped before she patted Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s chest. &x201C;Second Brother, I need to answer the call first. Second Brother, my phone&x2026;&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi let go off her before he took her cell phone out of her handbag. When he saw the caller ID on the phone, Lu Jingzhi answered the call immediately. &x201C;What&x2019;s the matter?&x201D;
Vera was initially very anxious and worried but as soon as she heard Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s voice on the other end of the line, she calmed herself down before she replied in a serious tone, &x201C;Second Young Master Lu, something major happened. Could you please pass the phone over to Yuning?&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi thought for a moment before he handed the cell phone over to Jiang Yuning.
Jiang Yuning was puzzled and she frowned as she took the cell phone from Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s hand. &x201C;What happened?&x201D;
&x201C;Something happened to Nan Yan and she is in the hospital now. They said that someone apparently sabotaged the shoes that Nan Yan had placed inside the dressing room and when Nan Yan put on her shoes, a nail pierced right through the sole of her foot. She is currently in the operating theater&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;So, Nan Yan and her brother assumed that I did it?&x201D; Jiang Yuning understood the panic in Vera&x2019;s tone immediately.
&x201C;The television station has already checked all the CCTV and they are certain that no strangers have entered the dressing room at all. Moreover, there are many production crew members and staff who can prove that we did have a conflict and confrontation with Nan Yan earlier today,&x201D; Vera replied in a stern and desperate manner. &x201C;Nan Yan&x2019;s agency has already contacted Director Shen about this matter. There will be trouble as soon as this incident leaks out to the public. Who would be that bored and lifeless to do such a vicious thing?&x201D;
At this time, the Internet was once again a mess as havoc broke out.
Jiang Yuning could only roll her eyes when she saw the title of the various articles circulating around the Internet. Please. Who would be attracted to read articles with such ridiculous headlines?
[What? Are they saying that Jiang Yuning bullied a newcomer? Somehow, I believe that this news is nothing but a baseless rumor.]
[I have already decided at the start of the year to trust and believe in Jiang Yuning no matter what the media says about her. I believe that Jiang Yuning is innocent and that the truth will come to light eventually! Just like always&x2026;]
[When Jiang Yuning was recording
[Nan Yan&x2019;s injury is a matter of fact, but no one has any evidence to prove that Jiang Yuning is in fact the culprit who caused Nan Yan&x2019;s injury. The only reason why Jiang Yuning is getting all the blame is simply because she could not get along with Nan Yan.]
[Exactly. I don&x2019;t get along with my fat ass neighbour as well. So, if my fat ass neighbour dies one day, am I the murderer then? What a stupid and ridiculous logic!]
[If this people have the time to spread this rumor, they might as well use this time to lodge a police report so that the police officers can investigate this matter.]
Fortunately, the netizens and passers-by have already learned their lesson based on past experiences involving Jiang Yuning. Therefore, their first reaction as soon as they saw the news was to defend and stand on Jiang Yuning&x2019;s side.
They knew that Empress Jiang was a person with integrity and a good character. That is why they found it hard to believe that Jiang Yuning would do something as vicious as that.
[Jiang Yuning is obviously the type of person who would not intentionally find fault with anyone else. To be honest, I find it a little more believable if you tell me that Jiang Yuning eats shit, but if you tell me that Jiang Yuning is bullying someone? No, I don&x2019;t think so.]
[Hahaha&x2026;how could you say that? Where should my Empress Jiang hide her face now?]
[But if I had to choose between bullying people and eating shit, I would rather eat shit too.]
[Are you all the devil?]
Regardless of whether the netizens believed in Jiang Yuning or otherwise, Yixing Entertainment was adamant on demanding an explanation from Jiang Yuning.
This was because Nan Yan was still enraged and aggressive when she arrived at the hospital and the doctor had to administer a sedative to stop her from being violent and cursing at Jiang Yuning continuously. Since there were no strangers entering the dressing room at all, it was not surprising that Nan Yan was suspicious of Jiang Yuning.
&x201C;Vera, accompany me to make a trip to the hospital later.&x201D;
&x201C;Are you really going to the hospital?&x201D; Vera asked as she rolled her eyes. &x201C;That Miss Nan is just accusing you without any proof at all.&x201D;
&x201C;No matter what it is, we have to get to the bottom of this matter.&x201D; Jiang Yuning emphasized that regardless of whether Nan Yan would be willing to listen, she had to go and explain herself so that they could discover the truth.
&x201C;You said earlier today that someone would definitely teach that Miss Nan a lesson one day. Who would have known that we would also be implicated in this matter?&x201D;
&x201C;I will leave from home now. I&x2019;ll meet up with you at the hospital.&x201D;
Vera could only nod her head helplessly after listening to Jiang Yuning&x2019;s instructions. &x201C;Alright then. I don&x2019;t know how else to deal with you.&x201D;
After hanging up the phone, Jiang Yuning quickly apologized as she placed her arms around Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s neck and hugged him tightly. &x201C;Second Brother, I am sorry but I don&x2019;t think that I will be able to accompany you to sleep here tonight.&x201D;
&x201C;I&x2019;ll go to the hospital with you,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied as he hugged Jiang Yuning. &x201C;You need a bodyguard with you anyway.&x201D;