Third Uncle Lu was very surprised because this was the first time that he had ever seen such an expression on Lu Jingqi&x2019;s face. Lu Jingqi only felt this way after he got to know and spent more time with his new friends.
&x201C;Put on&x2026;put on your mask,&x201D; Wang Jing reminded Lu Jingqi as soon as she saw him running out of the studio.
At this time, Lu Jingqi quickly put on the face mask that he hung around his neck.
&x201C;Miss Wang, I would like to take him out for dinner. It will be his birthday in a few days&x2019; time but I will be going on a business trip then. Therefore, I hope that I will be able to celebrate his birthday with him in advance.&x201D;
Wang Jing initially wanted to refuse his request but since she could tell that Lu Jingqi was currently in a good state, she replied, &x201C;You have until twelve o&x2019;clock. I hope that you will send him back to the agency on time.&x201D;
&x201C;No problem,&x201D; Third Uncle Lu replied as he was overjoyed.
Third Uncle Lu then brought Lu Jingqi out of the agency and with the help of his assistant, he found a restaurant at a hidden hotel, and both the father and son enjoyed a good meal together.
Third Uncle Lu felt really happy because he could tell that his son was really in a very good condition now. However, even though he was feeling very happy, he could not stop his tears from falling.
&x201C;Jingqi, you will turn eighteen years old in a few days. You will become an adult then. As your father, I have no particularly high expectations for you. I just hope&x2026;that you will be happy every day, that is enough to make me very contented.&x201D;
Lu Jingqi turned around to look at his father before he wiped the tears off his face. &x201C;Don&x2019;t cry, Dad.&x201D;
&x201C;Jingqi, you are a very obedient and sensible boy. You should be very grateful and thankful towards Sister Yuning for everything that she has done for you. Make sure to thank her, okay?&x201D;
Lu Jingqi did not answer but it seemed as though he understood everything that his father had just said.
When Third Uncle Lu saw that it was almost twelve o&x2019;clock, the both of them quickly headed to the car and Third Uncle Lu dropped his son back at the agency just as he had promised Wang Jing earlier.
However, when Third Uncle Lu was leaving the agency, he was intercepted by an unknown man who was loitering near the entrance of the agency.
The man was in his early thirties and he was carrying a camera in his hand. As soon as he saw his face, Third Uncle Lu immediately knew that this man did not have any good intentions.
&x201C;Sir, what should I do?&x201D; the driver asked Third Uncle Lu.
At this time, the unknown man quickly walked towards their car before he knocked on the car window right next to Third Uncle Lu.
Third uncle Lu took a deep breath before he rolled down the car window and asked in a calm manner, &x201C;What&x2019;s the matter?&x201D;
&x201C;I photographed something that I think you would be interested in. So, Mr. Lu&x2026;would you like to have a chat with me?&x201D; The other party smirked as he held the camera in his hands because he knew that he was about to encounter a windfall. &x201C;I followed you all the way from the Lu family mansion. I really did not expect to capture such an amazing scene. Your son&x2026;is really quite photogenic.&x201D;
&x201C;You&x2026;get in the car now,&x201D; Third Uncle Lu replied with a cold expression on his face as he invited the other party into his car.
Wang Jing had already reminded him that the media and paparazzi were keeping a close eye on him but he did not take her words seriously. Unexpectedly, the other part had actually tailed him all the way from the Lu family mansion.
&x201C;Actually, all that we want as a paparazzo is nothing more than making some money. So, please don&x2019;t be angry at me, Mr. Lu. As long as you can afford to pay me, then I can assure you that the pictures in my hand will never get out to the public.&x201D;
&x201C;Name me your price,&x201D; Third Uncle Lu replied indifferently. He was so disgusted with that man that he did not even want to turn around to look at him.
&x201C;Three million yuan. If you give me three million yuan, I promise that these pictures will never be leaked out to the public. If you can offer me ten million yuan, I can give you the entire camera now.&x201D;
&x201C;Aren&x2019;t you going too far? Three million yuan? Why don&x2019;t you rob a bank instead?&x201D; Third Uncle Lu asked as he glared at him through the corner of his eyes.
&x201C;It&x2019;s okay if you choose not to pay me for the pictures. I know that there will always be someone in the media who would be willing to pay for these pictures,&x201D; the paparazzo replied as he waved the camera that he had in his hand. &x201C;Anyway, I know you can afford to pay that three million yuan if you think your son is worth it.&x201D;
&x201C;Give me some time to think about it,&x201D; Third Uncle Lu replied after he calmed down a little. He had suddenly thought of Jiang Yuning and he felt that she would definitely have a solution to this problem.
&x201C;No, I will just count to three. After counting to three, I am getting out of the car if you refuse to pay me. After that, I will not sell the pictures to you even if you offered me twenty million yuan.&x201D;
The paparazzo had no choice but to say this because he was well aware that these wealthy people would always come out with all sorts of excuses to delay time as they looked for a solution to solve the problem.
As soon as they come up with a solution, then all that awaited them was nothing but disaster!
&x201C;Three million yuan is simply too much!&x201D;
&x201C;Then, there is nothing I can do for you.&x201D;
The paparazzo yawned before he smiled. &x201C;One, two&x2026;three. Well, I guess it is really a pity because it seemed as though your son is really not that important to you after all.&x201D;
After finishing his sentence, the paparazzo opened the car door before he left in a hurry. Third Uncle Lu tried to calm himself down at this time because he felt really anxious and worried for his son.
&x201C;Sir, what should we do now?&x201D;
&x201C;Take a picture of him,&x201D; Third Uncle Lu instructed the driver. &x201C;I will call Yuning right now.&x201D;
It was already half past midnight at this time.
Jiang Yuning had just put down her script when she heard her cell phone ringing. She was in a daze but when the caller ID indicating that it was Third Uncle Lu who calling her, she woke up immediately as she answered the call.
&x201C;Third Uncle? What is wrong?&x201D;
&x201C;Yuning, I am sorry for disturbing you so late at night but I really don&x2019;t know what else to do.&x201D; Third Uncle Lu apologized as soon as Jiang Yuning answered the phone. After that, he quickly briefed Jiang Yuning about the entire situation that had occurred earlier. &x201C;I did not agree to that scumbag&x2019;s request for money because I know that it will definitely be a bottomless pit. Now that I have already turned him down, I really don&x2019;t know what else I can do to protect Jingqi anymore.&x201D;
&x201C;Third Uncle, you did the right thing,&x201D; Jiang Yuning comforted Third Uncle Lu immediately. &x201C;In fact, this matter is not as serious as you might think it is. Didn&x2019;t you say that you had also taken a picture of the paparazzo? You can just send me the picture of him and I promise to handle this matter for you.&x201D;
&x201C;Really&x2026;are you sure that everything will be okay? I shouldn&x2019;t have gone to the agency to look for Jingqi. This is all my&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;Third Uncle, you don&x2019;t have to blame yourself,&x201D; Jiang Yuning continued comforting him. &x201C;All of us are human beings. Who would have known what was going to happen anyway? No one would be able to prevent such an incident.&x201D;
Third Uncle Lu quickly forwarded the picture to Jiang Yuning before he thanked and apologized to her once again. He really regretted taking Lu Jingqi out for dinner that night.
However, Jiang Yuning never once regretted anything that had already happened because there was no way to undo it anyway.
As soon as she received the picture, she quickly made a phone call to Ku Jie. &x201C;Brother&x2026;I need your help.&x201D;
&x201C;Is it something related to the Lu family again?&x201D; Ku Jie asked impatiently over the other end of the line. &x201C;Speak.&x201D;
After that, Jiang Yuning spent some time explaining the situation to her brother. &x201C;Please help me find the paparazzo and intercept him before he leaks out the news about Jingqi.&x201D;
&x201C;I got it,&x201D; Ku Jie replied as he got out of his bed.
Whether he wanted to help the Lu family or not was not the main issue. The most important thing that really got to Ku Jie was the fact that he had never seen a paparazzo who was so arrogant.
What was his problem?
Did he really think that he was invincible?
He had actually asked for three million yuan just for a few photographs and ten million yuan for them to buy him out?
Ku Jie rolled his eyes before he started posting something online.
After that, he also made use of his connections to find out the whereabouts of the arrogant paparazzo so that anyone who had seen that man would bring him over to Ku Jie immediately.
Was this kid really crazy? He was actually testing the Lu family even if he would be placed on the verge of death?
Did he know that he might probably disappear in a mysterious manner from this country if Lu Jingzhi found out about this matter?
If he asked for one hundred thousand yuan, it would still be reasonable.
Three million yuan&x2026;
Ku Jie could not wait to find out what kind of pictures were actually worth three million yuan.
If he was a member of the Lu family, he would probably have paid that three million yuan just so he could get rid of that paparazzo forever&x2026;