&x201C;Okay.&x201D; Since Jiang Yuning already witnessed first hand how scary Nan Yan&x2019;s temper could be, she would not reject the idea of having a bodyguard to accompany her. She was afraid that the young girl would really jump out of her hospital bed to hit her otherwise.
A short while later, both of them went downstairs and as soon as they ran into Grandpa Lu, he quickly asked them, &x201C;Where are the both of you going? It is already so late at night.&x201D;
&x201C;Something came up, Grandpa Lu. I have no choice but to head back to the company to handle the issue.&x201D;
&x201C;Let Jingzhi accompany you.&x201D; The old man ordered directly before he turned around to look at Lu Jingzhi. &x201C;Make sure that you pay attention and protect your own identity. Try not to bring any attention to yourself.&x201D;
Lu Jingzhi did not say anything but he followed quietly behind the little descendant.
After the both of them left the Lu family mansion, the old man muttered: &x201C;I really hope that this girl can win over Jingzhi&x2019;s heart. After all, both of them have grown up together since they were childhood friends. I know that if I were to ask Jingzhi to date any other girl, he would definitely give them the cold shoulder. Let&x2019;s just hope that Yuning will be able to change his mind and make him feel like settling down and starting a family.&x201D;
&x201C;Grandpa, I think that you can rest assured. Yuning will certainly live up to your expectations,&x201D; Chen Jingshu continued speaking up on behalf of the couple.
In order to protect Jiang Yuning&x2019;s identity, Lu Jingzhi stopped the car by the side of the road close to the hospital instead of parking directly in front of the hospital.
&x201C;Second Brother, you can just drop me off here and wait for me here. If you go any further, we will definitely run into the media and reporters who will be waiting at the entrance of the hospital,&x201D; Jiang Yuning said to Lu Jingzhi as she looked at the crowd of people standing outside the hospital.
&x201C;I will not allow you to leave with Vera alone. The least you can do is to wait until the bodyguard is here,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied immediately.
&x201C;I understand.&x201D; Jiang Yuning nodded frantically. &x201C;Second Brother, I need you to help me analyze the situation. Nan Yan and I first met in the afternoon. After that, we had some disagreements and it is obvious that both of us do not get along at all. Next, we had an argument and even though the production team tried to get us to reconcile, it was pointless. Later that afternoon, we had both left the dressing room to attend our respective rehearsals separately. In the evening, we were both back in the dressing room to apply our makeup. That was the time Nan Yan took off her shoes. After I had finished applying my makeup, Vera and I left the lounge as it was time for me to perform on stage. We returned to the dressing room at about nine o&x2019;clock at night and we left as soon as I changed out of my clothes. I heard that Nan Yan only came back to the dressing room at about half past nine at night.&x201D;
&x201C;That can only mean that the incident must have happened after I left the dressing room for my performance. However, Nan Yan was still in the dressing room while I was still performing. Therefore, the only possible time for anyone to have placed the nail in Nan Yan&x2019;s shoe is between nine to half past nine at night.&x201D;
&x201C;However, Vera called and asked and the production crew said that they already checked the CCTV and they did not see anyone entering or exiting the dressing room at this time. So, what could be the possible explanation for this matter, Second Brother?&x201D;
&x201C;What did the production crew mean when they said that nobody entered or exited the dressing room? Are they referring to anyone in general or did they omit anyone who is possibly related to Nan Yan?&x201D; Lu Jingzhi asked Jiang Yuning after he listened to her explanation. &x201C;Do they mean that no one entered at all, or are they only referring to people who could be suspicious?&x201D;
After listening to Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s theory, Jiang Yuning smiled. &x201C;Second Brother, I really think that you have some sort of supernatural powers. You seem to have given me a whole new direction to think about what could have transpired.&x201D;
&x201C;You do not use the word &x2018;supernatural&x2019; in this situation,&x201D; Lu Jingzhi replied indifferently. &x201C;I am just analyzing the facts and the situation as it is.&x201D;
&x201C;Speaking of this, I suddenly thought of a very important detail,&x201D; Jiang Yuning said all of a sudden. &x201C;During lunch time today, Nan Yan was very dissatisfied with the lunch that her assistant had bought for her. Nan Yan reprimanded her assistant and humiliated her in front of Vera and myself. She was rather harsh with her words and it seems as though she was not appreciative of her assistant at all.&x201D;
&x201C;Isn&x2019;t that the answer that you are looking for, then?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning leaned forward towards Lu Jingzhi before she kissed him on his lips. &x201C;Second Brother, you really are my soulmate.&x201D;
Only he would be able to read her thoughts so quickly and tacitly. It was such a good feeling to feel so connected to her second brother and it seemed as though he was the only person in this world who always understood all her thoughts and emotions.
A short while later, Vera finally arrived to accompany Jiang Yuning into the hospital. At this time, the bodyguard that Lu Jingzhi had arranged for Jiang Yuning was already waiting for them.
&x201C;How unlucky could both of us be to be implicated in this matter?&x201D; Vera said with a frown on her face as soon as she saw Jiang Yuning. &x201C;There are so many people who dislike Nan Yan, but why must she blame it on us as soon as she gets involved in an accident?&x201D;
&x201C;Well, who asked us to have a disagreement with her earlier in the afternoon?&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she chuckled. &x201C;By the way, Vera, did you talk to the production crew carefully? Are you sure that no one had entered the dressing room at all between nine to nine thirty at night? Take note that when I say nobody at all&x2014;this includes Nan Yan&x2019;s personal assistant.&x201D;
After listening to Jiang Yuning&x2019;s words, Vera shook her head before replying, &x201C;I will call the television station again to get a confirmation on this matter.&x201D;
&x201C;Alright, hurry and call them now,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she waved her hand at Vera. &x201C;We will go into the hospital once we find out the exact information. Otherwise, I would have no evidence to prove my suspicion to that girl.&x201D;
Vera sat in the car as she called the television station and a few minutes later, she put down her cell phone before she looked at Jiang Yuning. &x201C;Yuning, you can be a god. You were right. Nan Yan&x2019;s assistant did enter the dressing room between nine to half past nine. The reason why the production crew ruled her out and did not mention her name at all was because they simply assume that it would not be possible for an assistant to hurt their own artiste.&x201D;
&x201C;Impossible? You personally saw how Nan Yan treated her assistant during lunchtime today. If I were her assistant, I would have fed her some arsenic already,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she rolled her eyes. &x201C;Let&x2019;s go in. If we do not confront Nan Yan, then we will never get to the bottom of this matter.&x201D;
Since the reporters and paparazzi were crowded around the entrance of the hospital, Jiang Yuning walked very briskly into the main entrance of the hospital with Vera and the bodyguard by her sides as soon as she got out of the car.
Before the reporters and paparazzi could even respond, Empress Jiang had already entered the hospital without catching their attention at all.
At this time, Nan Yan had just come out from the operating theater and she was being sent to her private ward. Her injured foot was hung up to enhance blood circulation and it seemed as though it would take her a long time to fully recover.
&x201C;Brother&x2026;I am hurt and I am really in a lot of pain. You must get justice for me,&x201D; Nan Yan said with tears in her eyes as she laid in bed. &x201C;If my foot does not recover fully, then I want to cut off Jiang Yuning&x2019;s legs!&x201D;
Jiang Yuning could hear the young lady&x2019;s screaming as soon as she arrived right outside Nan Yan&x2019;s private ward. She was really a very spoiled princess.
&x201C;Yan Yan, you should have a good rest so that you can recover faster. Don&x2019;t worry too much about this matter. I am your brother and I will definitely deal with this matter on your behalf.&x201D;
&x201C;I don&x2019;t want to rest! I want you to bring Jiang Yuning before me now so that she can apologize to me!&x201D;
Jiang Yuning heard each and every word that Nan Yan had just said and she took this opportunity to approach the bodyguards standing outside her ward. &x201C;Please let your young lady know that I am Jiang Yuning and that I would like to speak to her.&x201D;
The two bodyguards briefly exchanged glances with one another before one of the bodyguards went into the private ward to pass the information along. After a brief moment, they could hear Nan Yan screaming in rage. &x201C;She actually has the guts to come here!&x201D;
&x201C;Miss Jiang, you can go in now.&x201D; After that, the bodyguard opened the door for Jiang Yuning to enter.
Jiang Yuning walked into the private ward with Vera by her side, with one of the bodyguards standing right behind them. However, Jiang Yuning could not help but snicker as she thought that Nan Yan looked hilarious with the enraged expression on her face.
&x201C;Miss Jiang, nice to met you. I am Nan Jin.&x201D; At this time, Nan Yan&x2019;s brother greeted Jiang Yuning as he walked towards her from the hospital bed. He was very tall and thin and he dressed like a Korean celebrity. &x201C;You are here because of my sister&x2019;s matter, right?&x201D;
&x201C;Mr. Nan, you really look out for and dote on your sister a lot,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied indifferently.
&x201C;Of course, she is the youngest child and she is the family&x2019;s baby. Now that she is injured, I hope that Miss Jiang will also cooperate with us in the investigation of this matter,&x201D; Nan Jin replied in a heavier and more serious tone. In fact, he seemed to be implying that there was no way that Jiang Yuning could get out of this matter if she was really guilty of the crime.
&x201C;The only reason why I am here is to clarify things. However, I hope that you can help to control your sister&x2019;s temper as we try to get to the bottom of this matter, Mr. Nan.&x201D;