&x201C;This was obviously your doing! What else do you want to talk about?&x201D; Nan Yan screamed as she lay on the hospital bed.
&x201C;Mr. Nan, forgive me for being straightforward, but based on my observation of the way that the Nan family is allowing Nan Yan to act, this is not the first time an incident similar to this has occurred, am I right? I also think that your sister would also encounter many more incidents like this in the future. Of course, this is your personal family affairs and I do not have a right to interfere or give my opinion at all. However, I would like to ask about the whereabouts of Miss Nan&x2019;s assistant. Why isn&x2019;t she here now?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked Nan Jin after looking around the private ward.
&x201C;We are talking about the nail that you placed in my shoe now! Why are you talking about my assistant instead?&x201D;
&x201C;She has gone out to get supper for Yan Yan,&x201D; Nan Jin replied. &x201C;Miss Jiang, may I know why you are looking for Yan Yan&x2019;s assistant?&x201D;
&x201C;Then we should wait for her to return first. We cannot start the show without her.&x201D;
&x201C;Why do you want to act so mysterious now?&x201D; Nan Yan replied as she rolled her eyes at Jiang Yuning. &x201C;Jiang Yuning, I know that we have had our disagreements earlier in the afternoon, but do you really have to be so vicious and ruthless?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning could not stop herself from laughing out loud as soon as she heard Nan Yan&x2019;s complaints. &x201C;If I had really wanted to deal with someone, I would never place a nail in her shoe where the tracks could possibly lead right back to me. I would not deal with you in such an obvious place like the dressing room. Moreover, you are underestimating me. If I had really wanted to deal with you, I would not just place a nail in your foot, I would have aimed for your leg instead.&x201D;
&x201C;You&x2026;you are such a vicious person!&x201D;
&x201C;Then, can you tell me why you hate me so much? Is it really just because I accepted the endorsement contract for the brand specializing in hemorrhoid creams?&x201D;
&x201C;Why do I need a reason to hate you?&x201D; the arrogant young lady said as she glared at Jiang Yuning. She did not even bother to come up with an excuse to reply to Jiang Yuning&x2019;s question. &x201C;Anyway, you are very annoying.&x201D;
&x201C;Okay, fine. I am the most annoying, then&x2026;&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied helplessly.
This young lady was really acting like a child and her emotions were written all over her face.
At this time, Nan Yan&x2019;s assistant finally returned to the ward with the supper that she bought for Nan Yan in her hand. &x201C;Nan Yan, I bought you some food that you love.&x201D;
&x201C;What took you so long? You are always so slow! Did you travel on an ant&x2019;s back?&x201D; Nan Yan replied as she looked at the other party with disgust written all over her face. It seemed as though she would never be pleased no matter what anyone did for her.
Jiang Yuning also noticed that Nan Yan&x2019;s assistant&x2019;s hand was swollen because her hand was burnt.
&x201C;Jiang Yuning, what did you want to say earlier? Why don&x2019;t you start already?&x201D;
At this time, Jiang Yuning glanced at Vera before she turned her eyes back to Nan Yan with a smile on her face. &x201C;Actually, the television station has just extracted some new evidence for us that I think you do not know about.&x201D;
&x201C;Who are you trying to deceive? The television station has already told me countless times that no one else had entered the dressing room after I took my shoes off. Who else would have committed such a heinous crime aside from you?&x201D;
&x201C;So, are you just assuming and accusing me?&x201D;
&x201C;Jiang Yuning, what kind of stories are you trying to make up now?&x201D; Nan Yan sneered in reply.
&x201C;I am not making up any stories. In fact, why don&x2019;t you ask your assistant what she was doing when she entered the dressing room at 9.17 pm?&x201D; Jiang Yuning asked as she fixed her gaze on Nan Yan&x2019;s assistant at this point.
Nan Yan&x2019;s assistant was completely caught off guard and she panicked for a moment. However, she quickly regained her composure and answered Jiang Yuning&x2019;s question, &x201C;I went into the dressing room to get my cell phone!&x201D;
&x201C;Are you sure about that?&x201D;
&x201C;Yes!&x201D; Nan Yan&x2019;s assistant nodded her head.
&x201C;But from the CCTV, you were holding your cell phone in your hand when you entered the dressing room&x2026;&x201D; Jiang Yuning continued asking, &x201C;Did you really enter the dressing room to get your cell phone?&x201D;
After Jiang Yuning&x2019;s last sentence, Nan Yan&x2019;s assistant was even more at a loss for words.
This was because she was no longer sure whether she had been, in fact, holding her cell phone when she entered the dressing room.
Sometimes, reverse psychology messes around with people in a subtle manner.
&x201C;Furthermore, how could you have forgotten something as important as your cell phone while you were backstage? Does that make any sense to you at all? It seems a little suspicious to me. So, what were you really doing when you went back into the dressing room?&x201D;
&x201C;Jiang Yuning, what the h*ll are you trying to imply?&x201D; Nan Yan asked as she looked at Jiang Yuning impatiently.
&x201C;In fact, you were the one who grabbed the opportunity to place the nail in Nan Yan&x2019;s shoe when you saw that I had already left and Nan Yan was still on stage. You are the only one who could have done that without incurring any suspicions because you know how best to place Nan Yan&x2019;s belongings.&x201D; Jiang Yuning raised her suspicion immediately as she looked at Nan Yan&x2019;s assistant.
&x201C;No&x2026;it was not me. I did not do it,&x201D; Nan Yan&x2019;s assistant quickly denied the allegations as she waved her hands.
&x201C;Then, why don&x2019;t you tell me what you were doing in the dressing room at 9.17 pm?&x201D;
&x201C;Have you really forgotten what you were doing or do you have nothing else to say right now?&x201D; Jiang Yuning took advantage of the situation and continued firing her questions at the assistant. &x201C;You placed the nail in Nan Yan&x2019;s shoe because she scolded and humiliated you at lunch today. You are only retaliating because you cannot bear it anymore, am I right?&x201D;
Nan Yan&x2019;s assistant would never have expected Jiang Yuning to analyze the situation so thoroughly and take things this far to prove her innocence. Therefore, at this time, Nan Yan&x2019;s assistant took a few steps backwards nervously.
&x201C;I&x2026;I did not mean to do it, but I was just too angry and upset at that time, and that is why I did it. I regretted my actions but it was already too late at that time,&x201D; Nan Yan&x2019;s assistant finally confessed as she was completely defeated.
&x201C;You did it? Was it really you?&x201D; Nan Yan asked as she looked at her assistant in disbelief. After that, she picked up the water bottle next to her and threw it directly in the direction of her assistant.
Fortunately, Jiang Yuning managed to pull the young assistant out of the way in time.
&x201C;Nan Yan, the way that you treat the people around you is exactly the reason why people would want to get back at you,&x201D; Jiang Yuning reprimanded Nan Yan in a stern manner. &x201C;If I were your assistant, I would not only have injured your foot, but I would have made your life a living hell!&x201D;
&x201C;Jiang Yuning, get your facts right! She placed the nail in my shoe!&x201D;
&x201C;If you did not lose your temper and scolded and humiliated her in the first place, would this have happened today? She has to put up with your temper and your horrible attitude every day. We are all human, so why does she has to tolerate all of your antics? Why should you be superior in comparison to her? The only reason you can act this way is simply because you came from a well-to-do family and you have a brother who would stop at nothing to spoil and pamper you! Why can&x2019;t you learn to respect other people? I think that you deserve this because you brought this upon yourself.&x201D;
As Jiang Yuning was speaking, she pulled up the young assistant&x2019;s sleeves to reveal her swollen and red hands.
&x201C;Look! This is what she gets for working so hard for you. Nan Yan, you should just stay at home and be the pampered and spoiled young lady that you are. Stop coming out to society to cause more harm to others. I do not know how precious you are in the Nan family, but let me tell you that in this society and in the entertainment industry, I will not give you any special treatment just because of your status or identity. The Nan family has released a press statement and blamed me for causing your injury without checking and verifying the facts in the first place. This has caused a lot of damage to my reputation. I want you to release a public statement apologizing to me for the defamation. Otherwise, I will see you in court!&x201D;
&x201C;As for your assistant, yes, you have every right to press charges against her. However, I want you to know that if you really intend to sue her, then I will definitely hire a lawyer to defend her. You have already humiliated and attacked her so many times in the past and I am certain that whatever transpired today is not the first incident. If you want to take actions against her, then we will see what the netizens and everyone in the entertainment industry will have to say about your character and personality. You think that you can do anything that you want to just because Chairman Nan is protecting you.&x201D;
Whenever Jiang Yuning&x2019;s temper flared up, no one would be able to stop it.
However, Vera felt very relieved at this time.
Both Nan Jin and Nan Yan had a very frustrated expression on their faces and they were so furious but they could not say a word at all.
&x201C;So, are you saying that you are looking down on me?&x201D;
&x201C;You are a princess in the Nan family, but who are you when you are not relying on the Nan family?&x201D;
&x201C;You singing skills are horrible, you sing out of tune, you dance in such a stiff manner, and the only reason why you have a leading role in the drama is because your brother is giving you all the resources. Do you think that you will be able to secure or achieve anything based on your own abilities? Just take a look around you. Is there anyone who is sincerely sticking by your side because they like and truly appreciate you? Nan Yan, to be honest, I feel very sorry for you.&x201D;
After she was done speaking, Jiang Yuning turned around and looked at the young assistant before she asked, &x201C;So, are you going to continue working for her?&x201D;
The young assistant shook her head and her eyes were red and puffy as she tried to hold back her tears.
&x201C;Then, you deserve whatever is happening to you because you do not know how to love yourself. Would you die if you stopped working for her?&x201D;