In fact, Lu Jingzhi did not need to tell the old master Lu anything at all. Even though the old man had already abdicated his position for many years, he still had a very high status. The old man would understand everything that was going on as long as someone gave him a phone call.
That little brat. Was he really planning to keep such a big thing a secret and endure everything by himself? Was he really so afraid that he would stop their marriage?
At this time, the whole country already knew that Jiang Yuning was the granddaughter-in-law of the Lu family. What else could he do?
Besides that, in his heart, he had already long regarded that cocky little girl as his own granddaughter. If he had to accept another girl as his granddaughter-in-law, then he would definitely reject it one thousand and one times. Even if he disliked her and even if he had his own resentments about her, he would never allow anyone else to say anything bad about her.
He did not plan to talk to that little brat about this matter but he had to tell Jiang Yuning about this.
That little brat was paying such a huge price just to be together with Jiang Yuning. So, the old master Lu felt that it was only fair for that stinky girl to reciprocate his feelings in the same way.
Anyway, the decision would ultimately lie in the couple&x2019;s hand and he would definitely allow them to make their own decisions. The old man had already retired for such a long time and it would not be good for him to interfere in Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s business. Moreover, he believed in his own grandson&x2019;s ability.
Later that evening, old master Lu gave Jiang Yuning a phone call and told her to come over to the Lu family mansion half an hour earlier. He also instructed Jiang Yuning not to tell Lu Jingzhi about this matter.
When Jiang Yuning received the phone call, she had just finished shooting for an advertisement. When Vera saw the change in her expression, she asked, &x201C;What happened? Is it about the wedding? What is wrong with you?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning knew that something was definitely wrong if the old man asked her to arrive at the Lu family mansion at an earlier time.
&x201C;Send me over to the Lu family mansion first and if second brother asks, just tell him that you already sent me to the Lu family mansion because it was on the way,&x201D; Jiang Yuning replied as she tried to calm herself down and regain her composure.
&x201C;Don&x2019;t you want to go to Xiya Hotel to pick your father up first?&x201D;
&x201C;I want to go to the Lu family mansion first.&x201D;
&x201C;Why&x2026;what is happening?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning shook her head. In fact, she was actually feeling very worried. She knew that it was completely impossible for the old man to reject their wedding at this time, therefore she was even more afraid because this simply meant that the old man wanted to talk to her about second brother.
&x201C;Alright then. I will send you there right away.&x201D;
As soon as Jiang Yuning was done with her work, she removed her makeup before she hurried over to the Lu family mansion. At this time, Chen Jingshu was waiting for her in the living room. As soon as she saw Jiang Yuning, Chen Jingshu told her, &x201C;Grandpa is waiting for you in the study room.&x201D;
At this time, Chen Jingshu shrugged as she shook her head. She was also unsure of what was going on.
Jiang Yuning took a deep breath before she relaxed and hesitated for a few seconds outside the study room before she finally knocked on the door.
After that, she pushed the door open before she entered the study room. Old master Lu was wearing a pair of vintage reading glasses as he read a book and he had a very calm expression on his face.
&x201C;Come over here&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;Don&x2019;t worry, I know that there is no way that I can tear the both of you apart,&x201D; the old man replied as he closed his book before he took off his reading glasses.
Even though Jiang Yuning did not say anything, the old man could tell that she was obviously relieved because of what he said.
&x201C;But you should not be so happy too soon. Let me ask you something. When you got together with Jingzhi, did you ever think whether you will be affecting Jingzhi&x2019;s future by being together with him?&x201D;
As soon as Jiang Yuning heard the old man talking about Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s future, Jiang Yuning felt very stressed again. This was one of the biggest fear that she hid deep down in her heart.
Even though she had been very decent and righteous even as an artiste in the entertainment industry, there was no doubt that she would still be affecting Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s future.
&x201C;Yes, I thought about it.&x201D;
&x201C;But in the end, the both of you still chose to be together regardless of what happens&x2026;&x201D;
&x201C;Then, let me ask you again. If you knew that you would definitely bring great troubles and obstacles to Jingzhi just because you are together with him, will you still choose to be together with Jingzhi then?&x201D;
After listening to the old man&x2019;s words, Jiang Yuning lowered her head to think for a moment before she finally replied in a firm and unquestionable manner, &x201C;Yes, I will.&x201D;
&x201C;Because I know what he really wants. I know that I am the switch on button to his soul. Grandpa, if I am not by his side, second brother will not be happy even if he holds a high position in office. I know that second brother is a very emotional person and I know that my existence in his life might leave a negative impact for him. However, I choose to believe in second brother&x2019;s ability&x2026;&x201D;
The old man took a deep breath after listening to Jiang Yuning&x2019;s words.
Why was this word so hurtful to the old man?
That little brat had always kept everything to himself ever since he was a child. He lost both his mother and father at a young age and he always endured and suffered through everything all by himself.
The old man knew that Lu Jingzhi had been just an empty shell for most of his life.
The little brat only showed joy and happiness after this girl reappeared in his life.
&x201C;Even if that is the case, you should pay more attention to your actions because regardless of what you do, you will always become a target for others to deal with Jingzhi. For Jingzhi, your identity and your social relationships are all nothing but excuses for the enemies to target and attack him. I received news this morning that Jingzhi would be demoted and transferred out of the 489 Group. Did you know about that?&x201D;
&x201C;I have never dared to ask&x2026;about his work before.&x201D;
The old man knew that Jiang Yuning was showing respect towards Lu Jingzhi&x2019;s line of work.
&x201C;There is nothing wrong with that and the little brat had probably been dealing with this ever since a long time ago. However, I want you to know that since the both of you will be living and spending an entire lifetime with one another, then you should be considerate towards one another. Love is not only presumptuous but love is all about restraint. It does not matter whether he is in the 489 Group or not but he will always be a member of that circle and he will never be able to escape from that life. Therefore, you should not let Jingzhi be the only person making concessions and compromises for you all the time. He also has his own dreams and ambitions.&x201D;
&x201C;That is all that I want to tell you today. You have to understand the kind of family and the kind of man that you are getting married to.&x201D;
&x201C;I am not asking you to put the Lu family first in everything that you do but I do not want to see Jingzhi suffering alone.&x201D;
&x201C;He is a man of few words and he never shares his worries to anyone around him. We will usually only find out about this matters after some time had already passed. Since you are the person who is closest to him now, I hope that you can stand by his side so that he would not need to face all those spears and cannonballs on his own. Can you do that for me?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning&x2019;s eyes were flushed red at this time. She stood straight as she replied in a very firm manner, &x201C;Yes!&x201D;
&x201C;You can think about what you should do for yourself.&x201D;
Jiang Yuning&x2019;s eyes were swollen when she came out from the old master Lu&x2019;s study room.
When Chen Jingshu saw Jiang Yuning, she was extremely shocked. &x201C;Did Grandpa teach you a lesson? Did he scold you?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning shook her head before she held Chen Jingshu&x2019;s hands and said, &x201C;No, grandpa did not scold me at all. I was crying because of a fool. Sister Jingshu, please do not tell second brother that I came back earlier. I have to keep it a secret, okay?&x201D;
&x201C;Are you sure that this will not affect your relationship?&x201D;
&x201C;Yes, I am sure. You don&x2019;t have to worry. Grandpa did not try to separate us.&x201D;
&x201C;Alright then.&x201D; Chen Jingshu patted Jiang Yuning&x2019;s hand gently before she nodded solemnly.
After leaving the Lu family mansion, Jiang Yuning returned to the car before she asked Vera to send her to Xiya Hotel to pick her father up.
When Vera saw that Jiang Yuning&x2019;s eyes were red and swollen, she was a little worried and she asked, &x201C;Are you sure you are okay? Did the old man make things difficult for you again?&x201D;
Jiang Yuning shook her head immediately. In her mind, she could remember that the old man said that love was not presumptuous but love was restraint.
&x201C;Vera, in future, I will not participate in any more variety shows. Moreover, I want you to help me to reduce my exposure by fifty percent next year. Please also ask my brother to help me withdraw all of my hot searches.&x201D;