Returning From the Fire Chapters 21-30
Chapter 21 The Investment
Why did Gu Yusheng call her?
As if facing a formidable enemy, Qu Yanyan calmed down and answered the phone.
“Is it Miss Qu?” A familiar voice came from the phone. Qu Yanyan was stunned for a moment. When she really heard his voice, hatred surged in her body, as if it wanted to swallow her whole body.
“Mr. Gu, why are you here?” Qu Yanyan smiled, and then asked with a little doubt, “Mr. Gu, how did you know my phone number? I don’t think I left a phone number for Mr. Gu, right?”
On the other end of the line, Gu Yusheng’s light laughter came from the other end of the line. He seemed to be in a very good mood. “I had a dinner party with an entertainment company boss before. I learned of your phone number. I heard that you seem to want to film a TV series and then invest in it.”
Qu Yanyan’s hand paused, and her hand tightened on her leg. She was silent for a long time before she replied, “I’m going to shoot a drama, and coincidentally, I saw Mrs. Gu during the audition. Mrs. Gu’s acting skills are very good. I just called Mrs. Gu and invited her to participate in the film. I hung up the phone. I didn’t expect Mr. Gu to call me.”
Gu Yusheng laughed again. His voice was gentle, but his words made people feel as if they were bathed in a spring breeze. However, Qu Yanyan knew very well that under the gentle surface, there was actually an ugly and terrible heart.
“It seems that it’s really a coincidence. I heard the old president introduce your play again, so I also want to invest in it,” Gu Yusheng said.
Qu Yanyan suddenly smiled and said, “It just so happens that the investment I have recently is a little short.”
On the other end of the phone, although her voice was full of laughter, Qu Yanyan was extremely serious. Gu Yusheng must be investigating her behind her back. This Gu Yusheng was really too scary.
“Your sister left in a hurry. You are the only one left in the whole Qu family. As your sister’s friend, I naturally have to take care of her only sister. So I will definitely help with the money.” Gu Yusheng’s voice sounded a little cold for some reason.
On the other hand, Qu Yanyan was a little hesitant as to whether or not she should accept Gu Yusheng’s investment.
However, considering that he was still lacking some funds and that Gu Yusheng had come knocking on his door, there was no reason for him not to do so.
“In that case, thank you for your care, Mr. Gu,” Qu Yanyan replied with a smile.
Gu Yusheng said coldly, “About the investment, I will come to you in a few days.”
Qu Yanyan nodded. Just as she was about to talk to her about the time, Gu Yusheng suddenly hung up the phone. She couldn’t help but frown. What kind of trick was this Gu Yusheng playing?
Qu Yanyan, who was still thinking about Gu Yusheng’s idea, looked very bad. At this time, the office door was suddenly pushed open and Zong Zhengyu came in.
Seeing the sullen expression on her face, Zong Zhengyu couldn’t help but ask, “What’s wrong? What happened? Why do you look like you’re in a bad mood?”
Qu Yanyan turned to look at Zong Zhengyu and smiled. “Gu Yusheng just called me.”
“He called you? What’s the matter?” Zong Zhengyu immediately walked over.
“He said he wanted to invest in my drama. Although I don’t know what his real purpose is, it’s definitely not a good thing.” Qu Yanyan shrugged, not knowing what Gu Yusheng wanted to do.
Zong Zhengyu pondered for a while, and his eyes gradually darkened. Then he reminded Qu Yanyan, “Gu Yusheng must want to lend you an opportunity to invest. Get close to you and test your identity. You’d better think about whether you should agree to this investment or not.”
Being woken up by Imperial Concubine’s words, she was immediately enlightened. She quickly nodded and looked at Imperial Concubine with gratitude.
Zong Zhengyu went over and held Qu Yanyan in his arms. She sat on his lap obediently and then wrapped her arms around his neck.
“Weren’t you still in the audition yesterday? Are you satisfied?” Zong Zhengyu asked with concern.
Qu Yanyan thought for a moment and replied, “Most of them have been found, and the venue and other things are almost finished. We are looking for a time to start filming.”
The Imperial Clan official looked at Qu Yanyan dotingly, touched her head, and praised, “You are quite professional. If you encounter anything, you can come to me directly.”
“Good, good, good. Don’t refuse.” Qu Yanyan rubbed Zong Zhengyu’s shoulder coquettishly. “The person you found for me is really good. He does very well. You are the one who contributed the most.”
Upon hearing Qu Yanyan’s words of flattery, Zong Zhengyu couldn’t help but smile. He poked Qu Yanyan’s nose and sneered, “You’re in a hurry to flatter me and make some achievements. Otherwise, if you mess it up, I won’t end it for you!”
Qu Yanyan pursed her lips and smiled like a coquettish cat. “Of course I know. You don’t have to worry about this.”
When everything was almost ready, Qu Yanyan decided to officially start shooting “The Criminal Mind”.
The female lead was Xia Nuo, whom Qu Yanyan had met at the banquet before. The male lead was a very famous actor recently. Her name was Chu Ran. She was handsome and had a lot of fans. Her acting skills were also very solid. What made Qu Yanyan unhappy was that Chu Ran was a little romantic. She often hooked up with girls on the set and even tried to please her.
“Cut!” Qu Yanyan shouted. Then she wiped the sweat on her forehead and waved to the crew. “Well, that’s all for the show in the morning. Let’s go to rest!”
As soon as Qu Yanyan gave the order, a group of people immediately cheered.
Chu Ran, who had just finished acting with Xia Nuo, came over and said to Qu Yanyan, “Director, you’ve worked hard. Do you want some water? I specially asked my assistant to buy it.”
Chu Ran handed the mineral water in his hand to Qu Yanyan, and his handsome face slowly showed a slight smile.
Qu Yanyan took a look at Chu Ran and frowned subconsciously. She wanted to scold Chu Ran, but after all, he was also an actor. If their relationship was not good, it would not be good for her.
Thinking of this, Qu Yanyan could only show a smile and refused, “Mr. Chu, you’re too polite. I’ve asked someone to buy some water for me, so I won’t take Mr. Chu’s water!”
Chu Ran could only take back the mineral water, and then said with regret, “Well, Director, you go to work first. I’ll go to the side to rest.”
Qu Yanyan nodded lightly.
Looking at Chu Ran’s back, she shook her head helplessly.
“Do you think that he is annoying? If you don’t like him, you can replace him directly.” Yousi came over and handed a bottle of mineral water to Qu Yanyan.
She shook her head and smiled gently. “It’s okay. I’m just a little interested in a new director like me. After all, I don’t have any qualifications. Since I dare to take your book, I naturally want to know who I am.”
Although she said so to You Si, she was very clear why Chu Ran was so attentive to her. She just wanted to have a good relationship with her so that she could get a lot of benefits from her. Because of Zong Zhengyu, in fact, she had the same idea as Xia Nuo.
Since Qu Yanyan had said so, You Si couldn’t say anything more. He could only nod his head and talk about the plot with Qu Yanyan. “By the way, I want to tell you something. I think we can change the plot. It’s about the scene of the male lead questioning the female lead for the arson. I don’t think there is enough conflict.”
Qu Yanyan was stunned. This scene was used to disgust Xu Rui’er, wasn’t it? She immediately nodded with a guilty conscience and asked, “Then how do you think it’s better?”
The two of them talked about this plot for a long time. When it was time for dinner, the crew’s box lunch was also bought. Qu Yanyan and You Si discussed it. After they finished eating and finished filming the scene in the afternoon, they came back to discuss how to change this plot. You Si did not refuse and agreed.
Qu Yanyan had been filming for the whole morning, and she had already felt hungry. As soon as she got the box lunch, she ate it happily. However, Qu Yanyan, who thought she could have a good meal, suddenly heard a burst of noise, not only from somewhere. As the person in charge of the crew, she naturally could not sit idly by. She could only put down the box meal and look for where there was a commotion.
Qu Yanyan soon knew the cause of the commotion, because she had already appeared in her sight.
Gu Yusheng was dressed in a black suit, which was well-dressed. With his gentle jade-like appearance, he reminded people of the elegant young master of the ancient times. Qu Yanyan had always known that Gu Yusheng had a very good appearance. She had been cheated by Gu Yusheng in the past. Hadn’t she paid the price?
You Si couldn’t help but frown. He said to Qu Yanyan beside him, “Who is this person? How did he get in?”
With a smile on his face, Gu Yusheng pushed aside most of the girls in front of him. Then he walked to Qu Yanyan and whispered, “Miss Qu, we meet again?”
Qu Yanyan secretly gritted her teeth. She smiled and looked at Gu Yusheng in front of her. In her heart, she was wondering why Gu Yusheng would suddenly come here. But at the moment, she still had to deal with Gu Yusheng. “Why, Mr. Gu suddenly came here. Is there anything wrong?”
Yousi looked at them and couldn’t help asking, “Yi Sheng, do you know each other?”
Qu Yanyan glanced at You Si and could only nod.
Gu Yusheng looked at You Si, who was as cold as the moon beside Qu Yanyan, and his eyes were a little dark. He smiled and answered Qu Yanyan’s question. “Didn’t I tell you about the investment before? If I told you about it personally, wouldn’t I be here? But it seems that I didn’t choose a good time.”
Qu Yanyan sneered in her heart. Since he had come uninvited, why did he say such beautiful words? Gu Yusheng, you are really good at pretending.
She didn’t say anything else. She could only nod and say, “Since you’re here to talk about the investment, let’s find a place to talk. There are many people here. It doesn’t seem to be a good place to talk.”
Gu Yusheng naturally agreed with this. The two of them deliberately found a place far away from the crew, and then stopped under a big tree.
“Miss Qu, why are you unwilling to inherit the property of the Qu family? In this case, there should be no problem with the funds, and you don’t have to work hard to get the investment, right?” Gu Yusheng got straight to the point as soon as he came up. Then he asked this question. It must be a test.
Chapter 22 The Cunning Gu Yusheng
Qu Yanyan knew that Gu Yusheng was just testing her. After a sneer, she directly showed a contemptuous smile. “Mr. Gu, I should have told you many times. I have no interest in the property of the Qu family, and the Qu family has never treated me as a relative. I have no affection for them from beginning to end.”
Gu Yusheng stared at her. It seemed that he was trying to distinguish whether what she said was true or not. However, from the beginning to the end, Qu Yanyan’s words were filled with coldness. There was no flaw in her words at all.
“Mr. Gu, how much of the Qu family’s property is left?” Qu Yan looked at Gu Yusheng with a smile. “It must have been divided by those people with evil intentions. How much can I inherit? And I don’t need these properties at all.”
Gu Yusheng was stunned. He didn’t know why, but he always felt that Qu Yisheng’s words meant something. After staring at Qu Yanyan for a few seconds, he stopped talking about the property of the Qu family with her. He already knew that Qu Yanyan could no longer inherit the property of the Qu family. In the initial exploration, Qu Yisheng didn’t seem to have any flaws.
“You just came back from the countryside. Why did you want to shoot a TV drama?” Gu Yusheng started another topic.
Qu Yanyan’s fingers tightened slightly, and she sneered in her heart. This Gu Yusheng was really cautious. He was testing her step by step.
She had mentioned to Gu Yusheng before that her biggest dream was to be an outstanding director. He must have thought of this, so he asked her about it.
Qu Yanyan organized her words in her heart and replied, “Because this is my dream. I once told you that I wanted to be an excellent director, but now that my sister has passed away, I want to fulfill this dream for my sister. My sister has been very kind to me when she was alive, and she is not like those cold-blooded and heartless Qu family members at all.”
Gu Yusheng narrowed his eyes, revealing a hint of coldness.
He suddenly began to stare at Qu Yanyan, as if he had seen someone through her. He said affectionately, “You are very much like your sister. I believe you can help your sister realize this dream.”
Qu Yanyan suddenly felt as if she was facing a formidable enemy. Her body stiffened slightly, and she subconsciously entered a state of vigilance.
Gu Yusheng suddenly put on such an affectionate look. What was he trying to do? There must be a ghost!
Before Qu Yanyan could answer Gu Yusheng’s question, Gu Yusheng suddenly said, “I’ve always missed your sister very much. Now I’ve met you again, who resembles her so much…”
“Mr. Gu, if my sister knew that you had always missed her so much, she would be happy. Unfortunately, she has passed away.” Qu Yanyan stopped Gu Yusheng in time. She didn’t want to be so disgusted that she couldn’t eat anything.
His face darkened, and he suddenly became lost. He looked at Qu Yanyan sadly, as if he was really sad for the death of his lover.
“Yes, I should have said these words to her before she died. But you know, I shouldn’t have married Xu Rui’er. I have my reasons. Because of this, she is unwilling to let me find her body,” Gu Yusheng said painfully. He covered his face, and his voice seemed to be a little crying.
Qu Yanyan took a step back. She simply could not believe that Gu Yusheng could tell such a lie, but she could not expose Gu Yusheng’s lie. She could only pretend not to know anything.
Looking at Gu Yusheng’s cold face that couldn’t be stopped with his hands, Qu Yanyan sneered in her heart, but her expression didn’t change. She pretended to be curious and asked, “Did something happen? Mr. Gu actually gave up my sister and chose to marry Mrs. Gu?”
Gu Yusheng gave a bitter laugh, as if it was extremely difficult. He nodded and then explained, “Xu Rui’er occasionally learned something about me, and then threatened me with it, so I had no choice but to marry her. Otherwise, your sister would not have died in the fire. At that time, when she heard that I was going to marry Xu Rui’er, she was so angry that she went home directly. As a result, there was a fire in the Qu family that day. If I had stopped her at that time, I wouldn’t have…”
Qu Yanyan looked at Gu Yusheng in shock. She really didn’t expect Gu Yusheng to be so despicable. In order to deceive others, he dared to speak nonsense!
However, in the face of Gu Yusheng’s lies, Qu Yanyan could only pretend that she didn’t know and showed an angry look. She accused Xu Rui’er, “Xu Rui’er, how dare you do this!”
“In that case, are you willing to help me?” Gu Yusheng looked at him and asked with some expectation.
“How can I help you?” Qu Yanyan quickly replied.
Gu Yusheng looked at Qu Yanyan for a long time, and his eyes suddenly became very horrible. He directly approached her, grabbed her with both hands, and pressed her against the trunk.
Qu Yanyan didn’t react for a moment. She was stunned and allowed Gu Yusheng’s face to approach her.
“If I stay with her and drive Xu Rui’er away, I can get rid of that woman.” In fact, Gu Yusheng could not stand the unreasonable Xu Rui’er. If he could really fool Qu Yisheng, he could solve a problem for himself. After all, Xu Rui’er still had the evidence of his arson.
When Qu Yanyan heard Gu Yusheng’s low voice, she immediately came to her senses. Without any hesitation, she reached out and pushed Gu Yusheng away. It was really dangerous. She was almost confused by Gu Yusheng’s appearance.
This Gu Yusheng had truly carried out his despicable plan to the end. He dared to do anything!
“Mr. Gu, since you are already with Mrs. Gu and you are married, you should live well with others. This method of forcing people to leave is too shameless!” Qu Yanyan really couldn’t stand the hypocritical attitude of Gu Yusheng in front of her. If she said it directly, Qu Yanyan felt much better.
Gu Yusheng did not expect that Qu Yanyan would suddenly push him away. He was a little surprised, but he could not control it. He explained, “I married her because she threatened me. The person I really love is your sister. I don’t want to be with a woman I don’t love.”
Qu Yanyan suddenly regretted not bringing a recording pen. She recorded Gu Yusheng’s words and sent them to Xu Rui’er. She did not know how Xu Rui’er would react.
Of course, she could only think about it. If she really recorded it and sent it to Xu Rui’er, she would be exposed.
“Mr. Gu, I think you should get to the bottom of this. My sister is no longer around. Are you going to use this method to get rid of Mrs. Gu? What’s the difference between you and Mrs. Gu? I really didn’t expect you to be such a person!” Qu Yanyan said a few more words of contempt for Gu Yusheng. The grievance that she had been feeling earlier was immediately vented.
Gu Yusheng was stunned. He didn’t expect Qu Yanyan’s words to be so vicious. He didn’t know what to say.
Gu Yusheng quickly organized his words in his heart, and then he showed an affectionate look. He walked up to Qu Yanyan and held her hands.
“Yi Sheng, it’s really a torture to be with a woman you don’t love. I think you’re the person in my heart since you’re with Xu Rui’er.” Gu Yusheng lowered his voice, as if he was deeply in love. However, he didn’t know how many people’s hearts were mixed with this confession.
Qu Yanyan gave Gu Yusheng a cold look and pushed him away with her hands. Then she sneered and said, “Mr. Gu, please behave yourself. I don’t think there is a need for us to continue our conversation. Let’s talk about investment later when we have time.”
After that, Qu Yanyan left the tree without looking at Gu Yusheng.
Gu Yusheng was left behind. He stared at Qu Yanyan’s back and said loudly, “Yi Sheng, I’ll be back tomorrow.”
Qu Yanyan’s footsteps paused. She ignored Gu Yusheng and walked straight to the shooting site.
In a place where the two of them didn’t know, You Si, who was dressed in casual clothes, noticed everything. When he saw the ambiguous actions between Qu Yanyan and Gu Yusheng, he suddenly felt very uncomfortable. He couldn’t believe his eyes. Why did Qu Yisheng have such an ambiguous relationship with Gu Yusheng?
After returning to the shooting site, You Si, the assistant director, had been waiting there for a long time. When he saw Qu Yanyan coming back, You Si immediately stepped forward and asked, “Why did you talk for so long?”
Qu Yanyan waved her hand. She was in a much better mood because she had just argued with Gu Yusheng. She said happily, “We have talked about it for so long because the investment is more involved. I’m sorry for keeping you waiting. Let’s start shooting now.”
Yousi nodded and didn’t ask any more questions. He immediately felt very disappointed. He didn’t think that an investment could be discussed for so long.
The following shooting went very smoothly, but Yousi was very depressed and often absent-minded. Even after the shooting, the two of them were supposed to discuss the plot, but he refused to talk about it in the future.
Qu Yanyan felt very strange and asked Yousi, “Yousi, are you not feeling well? Why do you look so pale?”
Yousi was not in the mood to answer Qu Yanyan’s words. Instead, he shook his head to show that he was fine.
It was not good for Qu Yanyan to ask again. It seemed that You Si was fine, so she didn’t care much about it.
Zong Zhengyu was very clear about the matter of going to the set in such a high-profile way. After returning home in the evening, he specifically asked Qu Yanyan about it.
“There are many reports about Gu Yusheng going to your crew today. Even I, who doesn’t look much at entertainment news, know about it.” As soon as Zong Zhengyu came back, he directly hugged Qu Yanyan, who was sitting on the sofa, and made her sit on him very dotingly.
Qu Yanyan nodded and had many doubts in her heart. Then she told him what Gu Yusheng had done today. “Gu Yusheng said that he came here to talk about the investment, but in fact, he was testing my identity step by step. He even wanted to use me to get rid of Xu Rui’er. He really thinks that I am a fool and thinks that I will agree to this.”
Zong Zhengyu looked at Qu Yanyan thoughtfully, and then touched her head worriedly. “You should watch out for Gu Yusheng these days. Don’t show any flaws to him. He’s not a good guy. Be careful. I don’t want anything bad to happen to you.”
“I’m sure I’ll be on my guard against Gu Yusheng. He’s already started to test me. I have to be more prepared in order to make him believe me.” Qu Yanyan had already figured out this point. Gu Yusheng was extremely cautious and he had been demanding that everything be done was not a threat to him. If she really revealed even the slightest flaw, Gu Yusheng would definitely take action to deal with her.
Chapter 23 The Woman Who Is a D**king Woman
Zong Zhengyu held the woman in his arms tighter and said with a smile, “I will send someone to protect you during the shooting these days. If something really happens, you must take care of yourself first. As for other things, leave them to me. You don’t have to worry.”
As if there was a warm current caressing her chest, Qu Yanyan felt that her whole person seemed to have become warm. The gentleness of Zong Zhengyu to her finally made her feel at ease. It was like a floating island that finally found its own place.
Feeling warm, she nodded her head and hid in the arms of Zong Zhengyu. She said in a low voice, “Thank you, Zong Zhengyu.”
Hearing the words of the woman in his arms, the corners of Zong Zhengyu’s mouth curled up slightly. He did not say anything but held her tightly in his arms, as if he was embracing his lover.
The next day’s shooting was very smooth, so Qu Yanyan was not as nervous as before. She chatted very happily with the two leading roles, Chu Ran and Xia Nuo. She was very attentive to Chu Ran. Although she could not accept it, she would not refuse it one by one.
But when You Si saw this scene, he felt particularly uncomfortable and couldn’t hold back his anger. He could only pull Qu Yanyan and ask the question in his heart.
“Yi Sheng, I saw that you seemed to be very familiar with the investor yesterday. Have you known each other for a long time?” Yousi looked at Qu Yanyan and pretended to ask casually.
Qu Yanyan was stunned by You Si’s question. She didn’t expect You Si to be interested in Gu Yu. However, she couldn’t reveal her identity. She was afraid that You Si was so smart that he might notice something. It would be terrible if he revealed his identity.
“Are you talking about Mr. Gu? I have nothing to do with him. I’m just cooperating with him. I attended his wedding party before and said a few words to him.” Qu Yanyan did not dare to deceive You Si directly, so she could only change the concept secretly. She hoped that she could pass it perfunctorily and could only think that You Si did not care so much.
“Hmm,” Yousi replied, his face darkening. “I got it,” he said in a muffled voice.
Qu Yanyan glanced at You Si and found that You Si was in a very bad mood. She wanted to say something to make You Si happy, but You Si walked away directly, making Qu Yanyan unable to say anything. She felt very uncomfortable.
The answer of Qu Yanyan just now really disappointed You Si. He had no choice but to think about it. In fact, three years had passed since Qu Yisheng had become a slutty woman. She was no longer the Qu Yisheng he knew. He suddenly felt very sad.
Qu Yanyan had no choice but to wait until the filming was over and then ask You Si what had happened. Only then would her mood become so bad.
However, unhappy things would only happen one by one. Gu Yusheng, this hypocrite, came again today.
Gu Yusheng came to the crew just for one thing, which was to constantly test his identity. In order not to reveal his flaws, Qu Yanyan could only treat Gu Yusheng well.
“Mr. Gu, why are you in the mood to come to the crew today?” Qu Yanyan temporarily handed over the matter of shooting to another deputy director, and then made time to deal with Gu Yusheng.
However, Gu Yusheng did not want Qu Yanyan to entertain him. Instead, he smiled at her and said, “I’m just here to check on your crew to make sure if my investment is really valuable, isn’t it? You don’t have to lock me up. Just go ahead and shoot. It won’t be good to delay the progress.”
Since he had said so, Qu Yanyan had no choice but to force herself to ignore Gu Yusheng and start shooting. However, in fact, Qu Yanyan was extremely nervous. She knew very well that the so-called wait-and-see situation of Gu Yusheng was actually hidden by the killing intent.
She had told Gu Yusheng before that she had been recovering in the countryside, so it was impossible for her to know how to film. Gu Yusheng’s test this time was really dangerous. She couldn’t show any flaws, but she couldn’t stop shooting.
Qu Yanyan had no choice but to give most of the director’s work to another deputy director, and then she pretended to be studying, hoping to fool the suspicious Gu Yusheng for the time being.
Finally, the morning shoot was completed. This morning, Qu Yanyan had been watched by Gu Yusheng. She did not dare to relax at all. Her nerves had been in a state of tension. She felt that if Gu Yusheng came a few more times, she would have become nervous.
Gu Yusheng walked over and looked at Qu Yanyan. “Yi Sheng, do you have time? If you do, let’s find a place to talk. What do you think?”
Qu Yanyan couldn’t refuse, so she could only follow him to a corner.
Yousi looked around and saw that no one was paying attention to him, so he followed him quietly.
As soon as they arrived at the corner, Gu Yusheng got straight to the point and didn’t take any precautions against Qu Yanyan.
“Yi Sheng, I originally wanted to find a few people who know how to help you. It seems that I don’t need them at all… But you have been living in the countryside all the time, where did you get the acting knowledge…” Gu Yusheng looked at Qu Yanyan with a smile, but his gradually cold eyes were like a viper, tightly entangling her.
Gu Yusheng’s body gradually stiffened. His words were filled with killing intent and he could not relax at all.
The look in her eyes made Qu Yanyan shocked. She was stunned for a few seconds before she remembered to answer Gu Yusheng’s question. But for a moment, she forgot how to answer it perfectly.
She was silent for a few seconds before replying, “Mr. Gu, I don’t know how to answer your question. When I was with my sister, she secretly taught me these things. She said that she would be with me in the future, but she didn’t expect that…”
“I’m sorry for making you think of something sad.” Gu Yusheng looked at Qu Yanyan apologetically.
Qu Yanyan shook her head, as if tears were about to flow out of her eyes. She was really sad to the extreme. “In order to fulfill my sister’s dream, after I came back from the countryside, I specially went to learn by myself, hoping to reach my sister’s level. Just now, Mr. Gu also saw that I was still not enough, so I always had to learn from the deputy director.”
There was no flaw in Qu Yanyan’s words. Gu Yusheng couldn’t find any flaw for the time being. He could only nod his head and encourage Qu Yanyan. “Yi Sheng, I believe you can definitely fulfill your sister’s dream. Like your sister, you are very talented!”
She quickly wiped away the non-existent tears in the corner of her eyes and then thanked Gu Yusheng for his encouragement. “Thank you for your encouragement, Mr. Gu. You are really a good person.”
Looking at Qu Yanyan’s sad face, Gu Yusheng was stunned. Suddenly, he showed a very gentle expression and walked over. “It’s really hard on you. If your sister knew that you missed her so much, she would definitely be very happy in the Celestial Empire.”
Gu Yusheng walked over and stretched out his hand. It seemed that he was going to hold Qu Yanyan. However, Qu Yanyan had long been on guard against Gu Yusheng. She did not allow Gu Yusheng to approach her. She took a step back without leaving a trace, leaving Gu Yusheng empty-handed. She did not want to have too much physical contact with Gu Yusheng. The fight yesterday was already disgusting enough for her. There was no need to disgust him again.
“I don’t think it’s very bitter. On the contrary, I feel very fulfilled because I found my own pleasure.” Qu Yanyan looked over with a smile, as if she really didn’t notice that Gu Yusheng was going to hold her.
Gu Yusheng took a deep look at Qu Yanyan, and the corner of his mouth was slightly raised. Qu Yisheng was on guard against him. After he had this understanding, he immediately felt that there was something wrong with her and wanted to test Qu Yanyan again.
“If you want, I’m willing to help you, as long as you agree to the request I told you yesterday.” Gu Yusheng reached out and directly grabbed Qu Yanyan’s hand. He secretly exerted force, as if he wanted to force her to do something.
Qu Yanyan glanced at Gu Yusheng in shock. She did not expect Gu Yusheng to be so bold as to pull her into his arms. Having sensed Gu Yu’s business plan, she naturally would not allow Gu Yusheng to do this. She reached out and tried to shake off Gu Yusheng’s hand.
However, Gu Yusheng’s strength was so great that she couldn’t get rid of him. On the contrary, Gu Yu survived this force and directly dragged her to his front. When he was about to reach out to hold her, a voice suddenly came from behind Qu Yanyan. “Let go! What are you doing!”
Qu Yanyan was stunned and desperately tried to shake off Gu Yusheng’s hand.
Gu Yusheng looked at the back of Qu Yanyan. Before the two of them could react, one of his hands directly removed the hand that was holding onto Qu Yanyan. After that, he pulled Qu Yanyan behind him.
Qu Yanyan really didn’t expect that You Si would suddenly appear. She was stunned and let You Si hold her hand. She looked at the situation at a loss.
“What do you want to do? Why don’t you let go of Yi Sheng’s hand?” You Si stared at Gu Yusheng coldly and asked directly.
When Gu Yusheng saw You Si, he immediately sneered and said, “Mr. You, it’s not a good habit to peep at others.”
“That depends on what kind of person that person is. You’re a hypocrite, what’s there to say!” You Si was unwilling to show weakness and directly mocked Gu Yusheng.
For a moment, the atmosphere became extremely strange, full of the smell of smoke.
Qu Yanyan wanted to persuade You Si, but You Si’s eyes frightened her. She couldn’t say a word and could only let the worst situation come to an end.
Gu Yusheng sneered. Looking at You Si’s childish performance, he immediately found it extremely interesting. He no longer maintained his gentle appearance like before. Instead, he continued to ridicule, “Mr. You, you don’t know anything and just rushed up. I really don’t know if I should call you brave or reckless.”
“I saw that you were harassing Yi Sheng. I didn’t expect you to be so ugly despite looking so good!” You Si was naturally unwilling to let Gu Yusheng say that. As a scholar who wrote books, he had so many words to say to fight back Gu Yusheng. For a time, the two of them were at daggers drawn.
Qu Yanyan knew very well that if they continued to quarrel, there would be a lot of trouble. She had to stop them from arguing.
“You Si, you’re mistaken. We’re just discussing things. Mr. Gu didn’t harass me.” Qu Yanyan could only protect Gu Yusheng for the time being. This was an excellent opportunity for Gu Yusheng to let go of his guard against her. Although she would be sorry for You Si, she could only do this in order to achieve her goal.
Chapter 24 Scolding Huai Fuzi
When Gu Yusheng heard Qu Yanyan’s words, he immediately showed a proud smile. This smile also stimulated You Si, which made You Si completely angry. At the same time, he was very disappointed with Qu Yanyan, who was protecting Gu Yu.
He took a look at Qu Yanyan. Now in his heart, he had completely regarded her as a slutty woman.
“Qu Yisheng, do you enjoy the feeling of being surrounded by these men?” Yousi asked Qu Yanyan.
You Si’s words made Qu Yanyan feel unbelievable. She didn’t expect You Si to treat her like this. She suddenly felt very hurt. Her heart seemed to have been hit by something, and it was extremely painful.
“Yousi, a person like you who criticizes others without any reason is really very bad!” Qu Yanyan gave Yousi a very angry look, holding the clothes in front of her chest with her hands. As she spoke, even her voice was a little crying. She was really completely angry, so she was like this.
You Si looked at Qu Yanyan coldly. Although he felt that he might have gone too far, he did not feel that he had done anything wrong. Instead, he felt that it was Qu Yanyan who had done something wrong!
Qu Yanyan clenched her fists tightly. She really wanted to cry because of such a You Si. She was obviously not such a person, but You Si firmly believed in her. That was why she felt so uncomfortable.
Yousi was clearly treating her as a very casual woman. She couldn’t explain it clearly now, and her heart was very tired.
“If you think so much of me, what can I do? Don’t you know what kind of person I am?” She looked at Yousi angrily.
Seeing the hurt look in Qu Yanyan’s eyes, You Si couldn’t help but think, “Did I really blame Qu Yisheng? But yesterday, I definitely couldn’t have seen it wrong. Qu Yisheng and this person are obviously flirting, and their movements are very ambiguous. It’s not an ordinary conversation at all!”
Seeing You Si’s gradually wavering gaze, Gu Yusheng sneered in his heart. He looked at Qu Yanyan and wanted to know what she was going to do, so he decided to fan the flames. “Mr. You, you misunderstood Yi Sheng. She is not such a person, and I am just an ordinary friend of Yi Sheng. We are innocent! You have to believe in us, Mr. You.”
Qu Yanyan glanced at Gu Yusheng. Gu Yusheng’s words were meant to explain the relationship between the two. In fact, it was just to make the relationship worse. It was like adding fuel to the fire! Gu Yusheng had really carried out his mean to the end. Even at this time, he would not let her go!
However, she was still calm. Instead of being led away by Gu Yusheng, she turned to Gu Yusheng and said, “Mr. Gu, I know that the investment is very important. But if we really want to talk about the investment, we can find another time to come to the crew instead of always looking for me. Otherwise, I will be very troubled because of this misunderstanding.”
Gu Yusheng was stunned by Qu Yanyan’s direct refusal. He sneered in his heart and was unwilling to agree to her request. “Yi Sheng, it makes me very uncomfortable to say that. I came to the crew to find you just for the investment. This is the right reason. If someone misunderstood because of this, then the person who misunderstood would definitely think so.”
How could You Si not hear what Gu Yusheng had said? You Si was instantly enraged. He glared at Gu Yusheng and yelled, “Shut up!”
“Qu Yisheng, it’s fine that you and Zong Zhengyu don’t know each other, but now you still have an unclear relationship with Gu Yusheng. How many times do you want to be happy? Or your nature is like this!” You Si stared at Qu Yanyan. It seemed that he was really angry to say such words.
Qu Yanyan was so angry that she trembled. Without any hesitation, she reached out and slapped Yousi in the face. She said loudly, “Yousi, I’m very disappointed in you. I have explained it to you clearly. I have nothing to do with Mr. Gu. It’s just that you think too much. It doesn’t matter if you don’t believe me, but you can’t slander me like this!”
You Si, who was slapped in the face, did not calm down because of this. Instead, he became angrier. He approached Qu Yanyan directly and asked her, “Qu Yisheng, if you have nothing to do with him at all, then you talked with him yesterday. How did he suppress you on the tree? Can you explain this question to me?”
Qu Yanyan was stunned. She did not expect that You Si would see what had happened yesterday. Hence, she understood why You Si had been in such a low mood since yesterday. Today, he even asked her about her relationship with Gu Yusheng. Was it because of this?
She knew that something was wrong, but she didn’t know how to explain it to You Si. She could only answer casually, “You Si, believe me. It was just an accident. I almost fell to the ground at that time. Mr. Gu helped me because he was afraid that I would fall. It’s not what you think. You Si, can you calm down?”
How could You Si believe Qu Yanyan’s stupid lie? He saw everything clearly yesterday, so what Qu Yanyan said was simply illegal!
He sneered and directly sneered at Qu Yanyan. “You told me to believe it? How can I believe it? How can he hold you and directly grab your hand and press you on the tree? Is this a support? Qu Yisheng, your lie is too stupid! Do you really think that I don’t know anything? Are you an idiot?”
Qu Yanyan was so anxious that she was about to cry. She really didn’t know what she should do to calm You Si down. It was obvious that Gu Yusheng forced her to do so. But in order to let Gu Yusheng put down his guard, she couldn’t say these words directly. She could only hide it. But this would irritate You Si, so she didn’t know how to answer.
“Qu Yisheng, why don’t you speak? Who are you? Why don’t you explain to me? Do you feel guilty and don’t want to answer me?” You Si kept questioning Qu Yanyan. He didn’t want to let her go. If Qu Yanyan couldn’t give him a satisfactory answer today, the dispute would never end!
However, Gu Yusheng, who was watching from the side, was very happy. Seeing that Qu Yanyan was at a loss, he was also very happy. He couldn’t help but pretend to be attentive, but in fact, it was to add fuel to the fire. “Yi Sheng, if this person doesn’t want to believe you, you should ignore him. Anyway, it has nothing to do with you, right?”
Qu Yanyan’s heart suddenly turned cold. She had guessed Gu Yusheng’s thoughts very clearly, so she refused Gu Yusheng’s “good intentions” directly. “Mr. Gu, the situation has developed to this point, so I can ask you to stop talking. I don’t want things to become irreparable. It’s worse than the current situation!”
“Tell me, Qu Yanyan, what’s going on? Are you guilty? Why did you become like this after losing your memory? Why are you completely different from the original you now?” Yousi was still questioning Qu Yanyan. He even grabbed Qu Yanyan’s shoulder and kept shaking her body. But what he said revealed a big secret.
Qu Yanyan knew that something was wrong. She didn’t expect You Si to tell her about it!
Gu Yusheng, who was standing to one side, suddenly showed a cold look and looked directly at Qu Yanyan.
“Yi Sheng, you lost your memory? What’s going on?”
The question made Qu Yanyan speechless. She knew that something terrible would happen between You Si and Gu Yusheng, but she had no choice but to remain silent.
It was this silence that made Gu Yusheng feel that something was wrong. He directly approached Qu Yanyan and asked, “Yi Sheng, what’s wrong with this memory loss? Have you lost your memory before?”
Being forced by Gu Yusheng, Qu Yanyan could only take a step back. She stammered and could not say anything. She just hoped that something bad would happen to her and let her go.
At this time, Qu Yanyan’s wrist was suddenly grabbed from behind. She lost her balance and fell backward.
Before she could react, someone reached out and pulled her into a slightly fragrant embrace. Her heart immediately beat like a drum, and her face turned red. She knew who this person was, so she suddenly felt relieved, and her hands involuntarily wrapped around that person’s waist.
“Zong Zhengyu… Why are you here?” Qu Yanyan looked at him with some joy, and then subconsciously shrank into his arms, as if she had found a life-saving straw. She was very dependent on him.
When You Si saw this scene, the rage in his heart grew increasingly intense. He immediately let out a cold snort.
Qu Yanyan looked at Yousi with a little discomfort, then pursed her lips and did not speak again.
Zong Jue held the woman tightly in his arms, smiled at Gu Yusheng and You Si, and then said, “Did I disturb you two? It seems that something very unpleasant has happened between you two. If my girlfriend makes trouble for you two, I can apologize for her.”
Qu Yanyan was stunned. Just as she was about to speak, Zong Jue suddenly stopped her red lips and said with a smile, “Don’t speak for the time being. Leave the rest to me.”
In this regard, Qu Yanyan could only nod her head and did not dare to speak again. She handed this matter over to Zong Zhengyu. She believed that Zong Zhengyu could solve it perfectly.
When You Si heard that Zong Zhengyu called Qu Yisheng as his girlfriend, he was stunned for a moment. Then he looked at Qu Yanyan and questioned her angrily, “Are you a boyfriend and a girlfriend with Zong Zhengyu?”
Qu Yanyan struggled in Zong Zhengyu’s arms for a while and wanted to answer his question. Suddenly, Zong Zhengyu held her tightly and answered directly, “Mr. You, is there any problem with the relationship between you and Yi Sheng? If there is any problem, we can talk about it in detail in the future.”
Yousi suddenly couldn’t say a word. He looked at Qu Yanyan with cold eyes. He was probably really disappointed with Qu Yanyan, so he showed such an expression.
Chapter 25 Unable to Face It
Qu Yanyan didn’t know how to face Yousi’s gaze. She could only bury her head in the arms of Zong Zhengyu in order to escape.
Zong Zhengyu’s fighting ability was far beyond that. First, he dealt with You Si, and then he looked at Gu Yusheng, who was watching the show. He asked with a smile, “Mr. Gu, have you been busy in the company recently? Why do I feel that Mr. Gu is not very busy, but very free?”
“I’m not free. On the contrary, I’m very busy. Recently, there are several big projects in the company. Our company is so busy that we can’t afford to waste time.” Gu Yusheng answered the question of Zong Zhengyu with the same smile. In fact, he wanted to show off his company’s situation so that he could have a great sense of accomplishment.
After hearing Gu Yusheng’s answer, Zong Zhengyu nodded thoughtfully. “I’m not idle…”
Gu Yusheng looked at Zong Zhengyu. He didn’t know why Zong Zhengyu suddenly acted like this.
His voice trailed off, making it seem as if Zong Jue was mocking him intentionally or unintentionally.
All of a sudden, Zong Zhengyu’s voice turned cold. He didn’t give Gu Yu any reaction. Instead, he said sarcastically, “But why don’t I feel that Mr. Gu is very busy? He is very free. He actually has time to find my girlfriend every day. Mr. Gu, aren’t you afraid that Mrs. Gu will be angry?”
Gu Yusheng’s body stiffened. He hadn’t expected that Zong Zhengyu would be so mean as soon as he came up. He was stunned and couldn’t say a word. After a long while, he finally organized his words and said, “Mr. Zong, you misunderstood. I came to see Miss Qu because I wanted to talk to her about the investment of this drama.”
“Mr. Gu, I think you should know this.” Zong Zhengyu sneered. “My girlfriend’s studio belongs to Star Entertainment. If you really want to talk about investment, Mr. Gu can come to me. This way, you can talk more about it. You don’t have to come to the set every day. It’s too troublesome.”
“I’m sorry, Mr. Zong. I didn’t know about this before. I thought that Miss Qu had been busy filming on the set, so I couldn’t ask her out directly. That’s why I came to the set all the time to find Miss Qu.” Even though he was criticized by Zong Zheng, Gu Yusheng could still keep a smile and say these beautiful words on the scene.
In response to Gu Yusheng’s insincere apology, Zong Zheng raised his eyebrows and said, “By the way, don’t think about inviting my girlfriend out to have a talk. I don’t like my woman to keep in touch with those who are improper outside. I don’t want my woman to always be coveted by others. So, I hope you two can behave yourselves and know what you should do and what you shouldn’t do.”
This sentence could be said to be directed at Gu Yu. Gu Yusheng’s face suddenly darkened and he could not say a word. He could only stare at Zong Zhengyu.
Zong Zhengyu snorted and took Qu Yanyan away. He ignored the two men behind him.
And Qu Yanyan, who was taken away by force, was really tempted by the heroic appearance of Zong Zhengyu. She kept guessing that she might really have a high status in the heart of Zong Zhengyu. But when she thought that she was just a pet of the clan, she suddenly became very disappointed and dared not think about other things.
Finally, Zong Zhengyu stopped. Qu Yanyan stood still and couldn’t wait to ask him, “Zong Zhengyu, why did you suddenly come? Shouldn’t you be in the company?”
“If I hadn’t come, you would have been eaten by these two people! You fool, why didn’t you tell me that something had happened? Fortunately, I sent someone here to guard you, otherwise, I wouldn’t have come in time!” Imperial Concubine couldn’t help poking Qu Yanyan’s nose.
Qu Yanyan covered her nose in pain and looked at Zong Zhengyu with grievance. However, she was very grateful in her heart. She rubbed her hand on his shoulder and thanked him softly, “Thank you.”
“Don’t thank me now. I’ll tell you about it tonight!” Zong Zhengyu glanced at Qu Yanyan. “I came here in a hurry. I haven’t dealt with everything in the company. I don’t have time to stay here with you. If something happens, remember to tell me!”
Qu Yanyan nodded obediently. She felt that something was wrong. Looking at the faint smile on Zong Zhengyu’s face, she suddenly could imagine what she would look like when she went back. She was shocked. When she was about to speak, Zong Zhengyu was gone.
There was no other way. Since Zong Zhengyu had left, Qu Yanyan had to go back and shoot first.
When she returned to the set, she found that Gu Yusheng had left, and You Si was still teaching her how to film. She walked over and wanted to explain it to You Si.
“Yousi, I want to tell you…” Qu Yanyan was about to explain.
“I’m sorry, I don’t want to hear it. Let’s start filming as soon as possible. I don’t want to waste time!” said Yousi coldly.
After being choked by You Si, Qu Yanyan couldn’t say a word. She could only nod her head gloomily. She knew that whatever she said to You Si now, You Si probably had the same attitude, so she didn’t insist. She could only finish the rest of the scenes first and then make plans.
After shooting for a day, Qu Yanyan couldn’t find any chance to talk about this issue with You Si. She could only give up the idea of looking for You Si temporarily and returned home. At this time, Zong Zhengyu was already waiting for her at home.
Qu Yanyan pushed the door open, took off her coat and hung it aside very tired. Then she changed into slippers and came in. When she was about to fall on the sofa to rest, someone suddenly reached out and grabbed her directly. Her body fell into a slightly fragrant embrace. She did not respond and was stunned.
“Zong Zhengyu? Why did you come back so early? How did you deal with the company’s affairs so quickly?” Qu Yanyan looked up at the handsome Zong Zhengyu in surprise.
He slowly looked down at Qu Yanyan and then asked casually, “There are not many things in the company today, and I have other things to do, so I naturally have to come back early. After I left today, did Gu Yusheng and You Si make things difficult for you? Nothing happened…”
Qu Yanyan shook her head and said, “After you left, Gu Yusheng left. Yousi seemed to be angry and didn’t want to talk to me. So we had a peaceful afternoon together. But the filming was really tiring. I was so tired that I didn’t want to move. Zong Zhengyu, can you help me to rub it?”
In the face of Qu Yanyan’s coquettish behavior, Zong Zhengyu was very pleased. Without any reluctance, he reached out and directly rubbed her shoulder. As if remembering something, he said to her, “I’ll tell you something.”
Qu Yanyan turned to look at Zong Zhengyu, frowned in confusion, and then asked, “What’s the matter?”
“You’d better stay away from You Si and Gu Yusheng in the future. I don’t like two men circling around you, which makes me feel that my things are coveted! What’s more, You Si obviously likes you. Although it doesn’t pose a threat, my possessiveness doesn’t allow him to approach you!” Zong Zhengyu aggressively wrapped Qu Yanyan in his arms, and then rubbed her shoulder with his chin.
Qu Yanyan was stunned for a moment, and her body was very numb after being rubbed by Imperial Concubine. She hid her head in Imperial Concubine’s chest and said, “Imperial Concubine, I don’t want to get close to them, but this is one of the things I have to go through for revenge. If I don’t do this, I can’t take revenge. Imperial Concubine, you don’t have to care about it, okay?”
Zong Zhengyu glanced at Qu Yanyan and took a bite of her shoulder in revenge. He replied unhappily, “My woman is surrounded by two men every day. Do you think it’s possible that I don’t care? Qu Yanyan, have you been too kind to me recently? That’s why you’re so bold?”
“I didn’t. What I did was to avenge myself! If possible, I didn’t want to pay attention to Gu Yusheng. But if I didn’t get close to him, how could I find evidence?” Qu Yanyan argued. She was really serious about her own sect’s political affairs, but it didn’t matter.
As a man, Zong Zhengyu did not want his woman to be surrounded by two men.
He also knew that it was impossible for him to ask Qu Yanyan to stay away from these two people. Because of this, Zong Zhengyu’s mood suddenly sank a lot. He looked at Qu Yanyan with cold eyes.
Being looked at by Zong Zhengyu, Qu Yanyan was a little scared. She could only keep shrinking her body and then leaned back, hoping to stay away from him for the time being. However, this idea had long been seen through by Zong Zhengyu. He reached out and directly pulled Qu Yanyan back. Then, he directly pressed her on the sofa with one hand.
He glanced at Qu Yanyan coldly and showed a slightly strange smile. “It’s okay for me to agree, but you have to pay a little price today, otherwise, don’t let me agree!”
Upon hearing this, Qu Yanyan looked at the gradually turning cold face of Zong Zhengyu and could only nod her head quickly. Those who knew what to do at the moment were wise. Now that Zong Zhengyu was in a rage, she did not dare to directly touch the bottom line of Zong Jue. She only hoped that Zong Zhengyu would not hit her too hard.
Zong Zhengyu’s body fell directly on the ground. He pressed down on Qu Yanyan and could not move. Then, without any hesitation, he kissed Qu Yanyan’s lips directly. Although he did not bite her lips as hard as before, it was not much better. He forced Qu Yanyan to bear it little by little.
Qu Yanyan was almost suffocated by the kiss. She could only keep pushing Zong Zhengyu’s shoulder, hoping that he would let go of her for the time being and let her catch her breath. However, he did not do this. Instead, he kissed her more deeply. At the moment when she was about to suffocate, he let go of her.
She quickly took a deep breath. Imperial Bloodline didn’t give Qu Yanyan too much time, so she began to act, forcing Qu Yanyan to almost shed tears. However, Qu Yanyan didn’t dare to say a word of pain because she knew that she was just a pet of Imperial Concubine, so she had no right to say no.
This night was full of love, but there was a little bitterness in it. Imperial Concubine Yu almost tortured Qu Yanyan all night and did not let her rest.
As he said, Zong Zhengyu did not stop Qu Yanyan’s plan.
Chapter 26 The Person in the Secret
The next day, Qu Yanyan got up from the bed with sore waist and back. Although Zong Zhengyu had left, he was very considerate and prepared breakfast for her. He specially left a note for her to remember to have breakfast.
Qu Yanyan felt warm in her heart. After breakfast, she left home directly. When she arrived at the crew, she was ready to start filming. When she saw You Si coming over, she was about to speak. You Si glanced at Qu Yanyan and completely ignored her. She pursed her lips and could only shoot first.
Qu Yanyan, who had planned to make a good film, suddenly came to the crew, which was Gu Yusheng. At that moment, she didn’t know what to say. Since Gu Yusheng came to the crew, he didn’t come to say anything to Qu Yanyan on purpose. It was not good for Qu Yanyan to drive Gu Yusheng away directly, so she could only let Gu Yusheng stare at her.
Although Zong Zhengyu had already warned him, Gu Yusheng did not care about the warning. He came to the crew again and did not know what he was going to do. He had tested her for a few days, hadn’t he? What else was there to test? Qu Yanyan could not figure out what Gu Yusheng was going to do. She could only suppress the discomfort in her heart for the time being and began to shoot.
After shooting for a long time, Qu Yanyan decided to have a rest. Then Gu Yusheng came over and suddenly asked Qu Yanyan, “Yi Sheng, are you tired?”
Qu Yanyan couldn’t figure out what Gu Yusheng was thinking, so she could only shake her head and said, “It’s okay. I’m not too tired. Thank you for your concern, Mr. Gu. I’m not tired. If there’s nothing else, I’ll continue to shoot.”
Gu Yusheng frowned and felt sorry for her. He quickly handed her a bottle of water and asked Qu Yanyan, “Yi Sheng, I think you’ve been teaching them how to act. Your throat must be very uncomfortable now. Drink some water and don’t hurt your throat!”
As soon as she heard the words in her throat, she couldn’t help trembling. She suddenly remembered that her previous voice was not like this. It was because her throat was burned by the fire, so she had no choice but to have an operation, as if she had become another person.
She bit her lip in pain and then shook her head, refusing Gu Yusheng’s offer. “There’s no need, Mr. Gu. I brought some water myself. If my throat really doesn’t feel well, I will find some water myself instead of asking Mr. Gu to remind me. Thank you for your kindness, but I really don’t need it.”
Hearing her refusal, Gu Yusheng was a little embarrassed, but he quickly adjusted his mood and showed his usual smile. Then he said to her, “In this case, when there is something, Yi Sheng can come to me. I have been here all the time. Yi Sheng, you must believe that my feelings for you will not be stopped by your refusal.”
“Mr. Gu, your attitude really annoyed me. You think you have nothing to do in the company, so you come to the crew every day. What do you think of my feelings for you? Where do you put your fiancee?” Qu Yisheng couldn’t stand Gu Yusheng’s hypocritical look anymore, so he directly ridiculed Gu Yusheng.
“Yi Sheng, you know that I don’t love her…” Gu Yusheng quickly explained. He had never loved anyone from the beginning to the end, so this sentence was indeed true.
“Mr. Gu, I hope you can notice this. You already have a fiancee and a boyfriend. I don’t want to have an unclear relationship with a married man, so Mr. Gu, do you understand?” Qu Yanyan thought of her own prosperity and could temporarily make Gu Yu back off.
Gu Yusheng concentrated. Perhaps he didn’t expect that Qu Yanyan would refuse him so directly. He looked at Qu Yanyan in surprise and then showed a deep affection. “Yi Sheng, if you want to, I can break off the engagement with Xu Rui at any time. I don’t love Xu Rui’er at all.”
Of course, Qu Yanyan knew that Gu Yusheng did not love Xu Rui’er. In fact, he did not love anyone at all. He only loved her, so she ended up like that.
“Mr. Gu, I don’t need it. Your behavior will make me very troubled. I hope you don’t mention it again in the future. It’s good for me and your fiancee. Your fiancee loves you so much and I don’t want you to let her down.” Qu Yanyan’s words were absolutely true. Xu Rui’er and Gu Yusheng were not so good.
Gu Yusheng was really trying to sound her out and put his shame to the end. He could even say such disgusting words.
“Yi Sheng, are you angry at me for what I did to you yesterday with such an indifferent attitude? Yi Sheng, listen to me explain that I just couldn’t control myself yesterday, so I did such a rude thing.” Gu Yusheng wanted to come over and grab Qu Yanyan’s hand, and then explained it to her.
Naturally, Qu Yanyan would not allow Gu Yusheng to succeed. She stretched out her hand and pushed Gu Yusheng away. She said coldly, “Mr. Gu, I have no interest in what happened yesterday. Please don’t mention it again, okay? After that, let’s keep a distance. I don’t want to try the feeling of being misunderstood again.”
Gu Yusheng was about to speak when You Si walked over. You Si stared at Gu Yusheng and mocked Qu Yanyan. “Yesterday, you said you two had nothing to do with each other. Why did you get involved again today? I don’t know who you were lying to yesterday.”
Qu Yanyan felt uncomfortable. She wanted to take this opportunity to explain to You Si. When she was about to go to You Si, someone pulled her from behind, and then Gu Yusheng’s voice sounded. “Yi Sheng, ignore him. He’s just jealous.”
Sure enough, Gu Yusheng was deliberately trying to stir up trouble. Qu Yanyan gave him a cold look, then quickly pushed him away and tried to explain to You Si.
“What are you doing!” A sharp voice of a woman came from behind.
Before the three people could react, Xu Rui’er rushed straight over with an extremely angry look. Then she stared at Qu Yanyan, as if she were the person she hated most in her life. She reached out and wanted to slap her directly. Qu Yanyan was completely stunned. She didn’t expect that Xu Rui’er would suddenly appear. It seemed that she wanted to be slapped in the face.
Just when Qu Yanyan thought she was about to be beaten, You Si beside her suddenly pulled her away so that Xu Rui’er wouldn’t hit her.
Xu Rui’er failed and looked at You Si angrily, as if she was wondering why You Si wanted to meddle in her business. She was so angry that her whole body trembled. Then she pointed at Qu Yanyan and asked, “Qu Yisheng, what were you doing just now? Do you want to seduce my man? Who gave you the courage?”
It was impossible for Qu Yanyan to admit this kind of slander. She chuckled and then looked at Gu Yusheng coldly. She said to Xu Rui’er, “I have no interest in your fiance.”
“Do you think I will believe such a bad lie? You are a vixen. Obviously, you seduced my fiance, and you are not willing to admit it. How can you and your sister…” Xu Rui’er naturally could not believe Qu Yanyan’s words. She pointed at Qu Yanyan’s nose and scolded her, but her words were directly interrupted by her.
“Mrs. Gu, I advise you to keep your mouth clean. If you are talking nonsense, I will directly punish you for slander. I don’t know if Mrs. Gu will be as good as she is now.” Qu Yanyan looked at Xu Rui’er coldly.
Xu Rui’er suddenly felt extremely guilty. She didn’t expect Qu Yanyan to be so aggressive. For a moment, she didn’t know what to say to deal with her. After thinking for a long time, she finally said, “Then why did you pull with Yu Sheng just now?”
Qu Yanyan looked directly at Gu Yusheng. She pointed at Gu Yusheng and said with a slight smile, “Madam Gu, I think it’s better for you to ask Mr. Gu directly about this matter.”
“Xu Rui’er, I just came to the crew to talk about the investment with Miss Qu. What are you doing here? Go home quickly and don’t embarrass me here!” Gu Yusheng didn’t expect that Xu Rui’er would suddenly appear, so he could only scold her to leave.
Xu Rui’er didn’t want to go back, and she didn’t believe that Gu Yusheng came to the crew for the investment. She had never seen Gu Yusheng run to another place for an investment!
She immediately retorted, “You just want to have a relationship with Qu Yisheng, don’t you? You lied to me!”
Gu Yusheng’s eyes turned cold. Without giving anyone a chance to react, he reached out to slap Xu Rui’er and warned her, “Don’t talk nonsense!”
Xu Rui’er opened her eyes wide and glanced at Gu Yusheng. Tears streamed down her cheeks like a waterfall. No matter how hard she tried, she could not stop them. She frantically wiped away her tears. After that, she glared at Qu Yanyan and ran away.
Seeing this scene, Qu Yanyan directly suggested to Gu Yusheng, “Mr. Gu, I advise you not to waste any more time on me. Hurry up and chase after your fiancee. Otherwise, if there is a report like that between President Gu and his fiancee tomorrow, it will be bad for Mr. Gu.”
After saying this, Qu Yanyan did not even look at Gu Yusheng. She directly took Yousi to another place.
You Si, who had been dragged away, was obviously very reluctant. He had been trying to break free, but Qu Yanyan held You Si tightly, preventing him from moving.
Finally, Qu Yanyan stopped, turned around and asked Yousi, “What kind of person am I in your heart?”
Yousi was stunned for a moment, and then said sarcastically, “Don’t you know what kind of person you are?”
Qu Yanyan pursed her lips and suddenly felt very uncomfortable. But she thought that Yousi could still sell her the next book, so she had to think of another way to deceive Yousi. “Yousi, do you understand me? I didn’t disappear on purpose. I was going to have a heart attack operation, so I didn’t tell you. Lying to you is just a place. I can’t remember anything now. It’s hard for me to get to know a person who knew about my past. Can you not treat me like this?”
This sentence was extremely sincere, even with a bit of crying, as if it was really sad to the extreme.
Yousi’s heart ached. He didn’t expect such a situation. He couldn’t help but reach out and hug Qu Yanyan.
However, this scene was taken by Xu Rui’er in the distance with her mobile phone. She was angry and ran away, but when she thought that she couldn’t live without Gu Yusheng, she wanted to turn around and look for Gu Yusheng. As a result, she encountered this scene.
Xu Rui’er sneered in her heart. “Qu Yisheng, you have such a day? Since you don’t want me to live a good life, don’t blame me for kicking you when you’re down. I’ll teach you a lesson!”
Chapter 27 Scolding on the Internet
After dealing with the company’s affairs, Gu Yusheng went back home. Pushing the door open, he saw Xu Rui’er sitting on the sofa, holding her mobile phone tightly and thinking about something. When she heard the sound of Gu Yusheng pushing the door, she directly came over with an extremely angry look.
Seeing Xu Rui’er like this, Gu Yusheng knew that Xu Rui’er might be rude and make trouble again. He immediately frowned very impatiently. Seeing Gu Yu’er like this, Xu Rui’er suddenly felt a chill in her heart. She bit her lips and then asked, “Gu Yusheng, do you really think Qu Yisheng is a substitute for Qu Yanyan? Otherwise, why do you always have to go to the crew to find her?”
Gu Yusheng gave a cold snort. Xu Rui’er had ruined his plan with her actions today. He did not have any good feelings for Xu Rui’er. His warm face was filled with coldness. “Xu Rui’er, my patience towards you is limited. Don’t challenge my patience again and again. If you still want to marry me, then obediently do nothing!”
Xu Rui’er was so angry that her whole body was shaking. She looked at Gu Yusheng in disbelief. He was treating her like this for an outsider. It must be that b*tch Qu Yisheng who seduced him. So now Gu Yusheng’s attitude toward her had become so bad. So as long as he saw what kind of person Qu Yisheng was, Gu Yusheng would change his mind.
Thinking of this, Xu Rui’er immediately took out the photo album of the mobile phone and put it out. She stood up and threw the mobile phone to Gu Yusheng. She sneered and said, “Take a good look at the photo on it. What is your so-called substitute? It’s okay to seduce you, but you also have to have an affair with other men. At the same time, you have to do three things!”
Gu Yusheng was silent for a while. He looked at the photo of Xu Rui’er throwing over the phone. It was a photo of Qu Yanyan and You Si hugging each other. His eyes were cold as if he had thought of something. He really didn’t expect Qu Yisheng to be so bold as to dare to put on a hat for Zong Zhengyu. He wondered what would happen when Zong Zhengyu saw this photo.
“Xu Rui’er, I warn you not to talk nonsense. If the Imperial Clan gets wind of it, don’t expect me to help you!” Gu Yusheng gave Xu Rui’er a cold look. He was also trying to persuade Xu Rui’er to tell the truth. If Xu Rui’er really did something, he would definitely not help her.
Xu Rui’er was so angry that she seemed to be on the verge of collapse. She didn’t expect that Gu Yusheng would still use Qu Yisheng when he saw this picture. She gritted her teeth and rushed over to take her phone back. “Gu Yusheng, in this case, you still want to protect Qu Yisheng. How dare you say that you don’t really have any feelings for Qu Yisheng?”
Gu Yusheng glanced at Xu Rui’er, who was being unreasonable, and sneered. His warm lips curved into a cold smile. He was indifferent to Xu Rui’er. “Xu Rui’er, I’ve warned you not to talk nonsense. Do you really treat my words as wind blowing in your ears? Xu Rui’er, my patience is limited. Don’t try to challenge it.”
After that, Gu Yusheng left the living room and went to the bedroom.
Xu Rui’er, who was so angry that she was about to collapse, threw out her mobile phone fiercely. After thinking for a long time, she picked up the phone again. She suddenly thought of a good way. She controlled the mobile phone to send photos to several media outlets, and then dialed the phone number of the media she was familiar with.
“Hello, chief editor Liu, I heard that you’ve been very worried about nothing to report recently. I have a piece of news for you. It’s a play that has been adapted from the criminal psychology. And the female director Qu Yisheng is the girlfriend of Zong Zhengyu?” Xu Rui’er’s news was really exciting.
The person on the other side of the phone seemed to have ignited his fighting spirit in an instant, and then asked crazily, “Are you sure? The president of Star Entertainment, if the news is not accurate, I don’t dare to report casually. Otherwise, if he comes to me, I will have to go to court!”
Xu Rui’er sneered and said to the person on the other side of the phone, “If there is no evidence, do you think I will dare to tell you about it? Of course, I don’t dare to make it up about the star president. He has admitted that Qu Yisheng is his woman in front of me!”
“This is really explosive news. Miss Xu, thank you for your information. It’s really timely. Our media really can’t take out any article. I believe this news will definitely become the headline tomorrow!” The man was extremely excited and kept thanking Xu Rui’er.
“Is that the news? Then I have more exciting news. When I went out today, I happened to capture Qu Yisheng hugging another man. Their behavior was very intimate. Do you think this is a piece of explosive news? If the big boss of Star Entertainment knows that he has been cuckolded, I don’t know how he will feel.” Xu Rui’er gradually showed a proud smile. After she finished speaking, she felt as if she had vented her anger.
This news was really exciting. The person on the other side of the phone did not respond for a long time. Xu Rui’er also knew that she had to give him a chance to react. She smiled and said, “Take your time. I will hang up the phone. I hope that tomorrow’s headline will be this matter. You’d better not show any mercy!”
“Okay, okay, I will!” The other side quickly agreed, and Xu Rui’er quickly hung up the phone.
Xu Rui’er put down her mobile phone and thought fiercely, “Since you don’t give me face, I don’t need to stop. As long as the report is released tomorrow, I’ll see if you still have the face to show up in front of Zong Zhengyu. If I don’t let you lose your reputation, I won’t be Xu Rui’er!”
Qu Yisheng, you b*tch. I’ll let you know what will happen to you if you seduce Gu Yusheng!
However, in a place where Xu Rui’er didn’t know, a gentle man stood there and secretly heard everything. He smiled leisurely. He didn’t expect that Xu Rui’er really dared to do anything. But it might also be a good thing for him, so he might as well help this stupid woman to make the effect more obvious.
Thinking of this, Gu Yusheng went back to his bedroom. He took out his mobile phone and called the secretary. The secretary answered the phone quickly. “President, what’s the matter now?”
Gu Yusheng showed a very comfortable smile. He could already predict what would happen tomorrow. It was the first time that Xu Rui’er had done something right. “If there is any negative news about Qu accidentally tomorrow, just spread the news directly. Except for these, you don’t have to do anything.”
“Yes, President. I will do this according to your instructions. Please rest assured.” The secretary did not expect that Gu Yusheng called her in the middle of the night to tell her about this. She could not help but wonder if Qu Yisheng had offended the president. However, he did not dare to think too much and could only do what Gu Yusheng said.
The next day, Qu Yanyan came to the crew and was ready to shoot. However, what made her feel that something was wrong was that everyone in the crew looked at her with a strange look, but she couldn’t ask directly. She could only start filming first. Today, she had something to do in You Si, so she was not in the crew. Therefore, Qu Yanyan had no one to talk to. She could only keep filming and didn’t rest until noon.
At this time, a bad news also came. Not knowing what had happened, Su Lan actually rushed over from the studio. When he saw Qu Yanyan, he directly took her to the corner.
Qu Yanyan was a bit confused. She didn’t know why, but when she looked at the anxious Su Lan, she couldn’t help but ask, “What happened? Su Lan, why are you so anxious?”
When Su Lan saw Qu Yanyan, who was so confused, he knew that she did not look at Weibo at all, so he did not know that her Weibo had been blown up. He directly said to Qu Yanyan anxiously, “Sister Qu, quickly look at the Internet. Now all the headlines of the media websites are saying that you cheated the president, and the following comments are all scolding you. The situation is very bad!”
“It’s impossible for me to do such a thing. What the hell is going on? Did those media make a mistake?” Qu Yanyan’s first reaction was to directly deny it. Then she finally understood why everyone in the crew looked at her with such strange eyes today. Suddenly, she had a very ominous feeling and opened her mobile Weibo.
Looking at the trending news on Weibo and the fact that the president of the Star Entertainment Company had been betrayed, she was shocked. When she clicked it open, she saw a huge word that said that her new director was in a relationship with the president of the Star Entertainment Company and did not know what was going on.
Qu Yanyan gritted her teeth. Her reason told her that she could not panic. She looked through the comments below and found that they were all comments about her, a slut, a whore. She suddenly felt cold all over. Then she saw that the picture was a photo of her hugging You Si when she was talking with him yesterday. You Si could not take a photo and send it to the media.
And until he was a male and female friend of Zong Zhengyu, and knew that he was involved with You Si, only Gu Yusheng and Xu Rui’er must be plotting against him! He didn’t expect that they would use such a dirty method to ruin her reputation. It was really vicious!
“Su Lan, tell me quickly, does Zong Zhengyu know what’s going on with him?” Qu Yanyan suddenly thought of the current situation of Zong Zhengyu, who had never come to see her in the morning. This was not his style at all.
Su Lan seriously thought about it, and then completely described the situation of Zong Zhengyu at that time. “The president has known about it for a long time, and he has no expression. He just ordered the company’s staff to suppress all the things, and then there will be no other reaction.”
“There is no special reaction, that is the biggest reaction!” Qu Yanyan naturally understood that this was a sign of Zong Zheng’s anger.
Qu Yanyan was scared. This time, Zong Zhengyu must be very angry. If she went back at this time, there would be no good ending. Qu Yanyan decided not to go home for the time being. She would discuss other things after she finished shooting.
No wonder Gu Yusheng didn’t come to bother her today. It turned out that he had already prepared a second hand. Gu Yusheng, you can do it, you are ruthless enough!
Chapter 28 I’ll Take My Day
Seeing Qu Yanyan’s face getting worse and worse, Su Lan couldn’t help asking, “Sister Qu, what are you going to do now?”
“Nothing. Let’s finish filming today and let them talk about the things on the Internet. But now this play is very important to me. Yousi is not here today, so you can stay and help me.” Qu Yanyan showed a smile and looked very calm.
Seeing Qu Yanyan like this, Su Lan suddenly had a good impression of her. Suddenly, he felt that in addition to her ability, at least her heart was extremely strong. He did not refuse too much, but nodded. “I know, sister Qu, I will stay to help you, but you really don’t intend to go to the president’s side…”
Qu Yanyan directly shook her head. Her expression had already told Su Lan everything. At this time, if she explained it to Zong Zhengyu, she would definitely suffer a lot. Although there might be some problems in solving this matter in the future, she had to solve the problem with tricks first.
“Don’t worry so much. I’ll find a way to solve the problem on the other side of the company. Besides, if I go to find him now, it will undoubtedly be like a sheep in a tiger’s den. Well, let’s not talk about this now. Let’s start filming.” After saying this, Qu Yanyan pulled Su Lan to work. She only hoped that the public opinion on the Internet would show a little mercy to her.
Qu Yanyan made up her mind not to go to find Zong Zhengyu. She kept calling him, but she didn’t answer any of them. She almost ignored them all. Although Qu Yanyan knew that her behavior might make him angry, she still wanted to hide.
Zong Zhengyu, who hung up the phone, darkened his face and showed a terrible look. He didn’t expect that Yanyan would dare to hang up his phone, so he couldn’t help throwing his phone away. “Qu Yanyan, you are very good. Since you dare not answer my call, I have been too gentle recently!”
Zong Zhengyu, who was still in a rage, had been clenching the armrest of the chair with his hands and staring at the phone without saying a word. It seemed that he was waiting for something, but he did not wait for it. He frowned. As soon as he picked up the phone, the phone suddenly rang. He picked it up happily, only to find that the number on the screen was not what he wanted.
“Why did you suddenly call me?” Zong Zhengyu’s tone was very bad, as if he had eaten gunpowder. He directly questioned the person on the other side of the phone.
But his attitude did not affect the person who called him. The man smiled and then said in a slightly cheerful tone, “I heard that you seemed to have been cuckolded. How do you feel? It’s not ordinary, isn’t it? The director of the Star Entertainment Company, the fifth oldest in the entertainment circle, was actually cuckolded by a woman. Hey, when I saw this news today, I couldn’t help laughing.”
“Did you call me to mock me? If you have something to say, just tell me. If you have nothing to say, I will hang up directly.” Zong Zhengyu’s attitude was very cold, and he was in a bad mood. As a result, there was a person who gloated in front of him. Of course, he did not want to say anything more to this person. His hand was about to hang up directly.
The man suddenly stopped Zong Zhengyu and said with a smile, “Why did you hang up so fast? Of course I have something to do with you. Otherwise, why do you think I’m looking for you? Who would come to you, a devil, for no reason? I’m here to tell you who did this news. Don’t you want to know?”
“I know who did it. You don’t have to tell me, is it Gu Yusheng? There are not many people who know my relationship with Qu Yanyan, but there is only one person who wants to plot against me and Qu Yanyan.” Zong Zhengyu did not give the mysterious man a chance to show off, so he directly gave the answer.
“Oh, it turns out that you already knew it. Since you already knew it, why didn’t you come straight to me? I thought you wouldn’t let that person be better now, according to your character.” The man laughed a few more times. “I really thought I could show off to you, but I didn’t expect it to be empty happiness.”
“It’s none of your business. I’ll find a way to solve it myself,” Zong Zhengyu said coldly.
The mysterious man screamed and then laughed. “I didn’t say that I wanted to meddle in it. I just wanted to tell you one thing. Gu Yusheng is just the person who added fuel to the fire. The person who did this is his fiancee, Xu Rui’er. I now have evidence that he added fuel to the fire. Do you want it?”
The Imperial Clan’s expression darkened. Then, he said to the person on the other end of the line, “You don’t have to send me the evidence. Just send it to Gu Yusheng. I don’t want to see those dirty things. Is there anything else? If not, I’ll hang up.”
“Oh my god, can’t you talk to me a little more every time I come to see you? Why are you in such a hurry to hang up the phone?” The mysterious man couldn’t understand why Zong Zhengyu was in such a hurry.
Zong Zhengyu didn’t want to talk to the man. He said coldly, “I think it’s a waste of my time to talk to you, so do you understand? I’ll hang up.”
After that, he hung up the phone.
He waited for a while. When the mysterious man sent the text message to his mobile phone and told him that the evidence had been sent to Gu Yusheng, he picked up his mobile phone and dialed a number. The person on the other end of the line answered the phone after waiting for a long time.
“Hello, I’m Gu Yusheng.” A gentle voice came from the other side of the phone. From the voice, one could tell that this person must be a person like the elegant childe of ancient times.
Hearing that, Zong Zhengyu sneered and asked, “Mr. Gu, have you received anything I sent you?”
Mr. Gu was stunned. When he heard that it was Zong Zhengyu’s voice, he suddenly had a bad guess. At this time, the prompt tone of his mobile phone came. He saw a message sent by an unknown number on the text message, which shocked him.
It turned out to be something he sent to the media. Did Zong Zhengyu call to question him because he had found evidence?
“Is Mr. Zhong here to tell me something? I don’t quite get it. What does Mr. Zhong mean? Does these things have anything to do with me?” Gu Yuansheng decided to calm down. He could not feel guilty at all. At that time, he would definitely not want to be at a disadvantage to the Imperial Family.
“I sent these things to you because I want to tell you something. I know what you have done, so don’t try to do something behind your back. This is just the first time. If there is a second time, you will know the consequences.” Zong Zhengyu didn’t want to talk too much with Gu Yusheng, so he directly warned him.
Gu Yusheng felt a chill in his heart. It was obvious that Zong Zhengyu didn’t take him seriously, but he wouldn’t admit to these evidence. He decided to play dumb. “Mr. Zhong, what are you talking about? I don’t understand at all. I didn’t do what you said at all.”
Zong Zheng smiled coldly at Gu Yusheng’s silly act. He was too lazy to continue his conversation with Gu Yusheng, so he went straight to the point and said, “Whether you did it or not, you know it clearly in your heart. Besides, although your fiancee did it, I know you are also involved in it. I guess that you have made a lot of contributions on the Internet now.”
“Mr. Zhong, please don’t get me wrong. I definitely didn’t get involved in this matter. When my fiancee comes back, I will definitely teach her a lesson and ask her to apologize to you and Miss Qu.” Gu Yusheng naturally pretended to be stupid to the extreme. His tone was extremely painful. If ordinary people heard it, they would really think that Gu Yusheng didn’t do this.
Zong Zhengyu didn’t want to care about Gu Yu’s hypocritical attitude. This man was a hypocrite. Although he pretended to be nice on the surface, he didn’t know how ugly he was in his heart. He sneered and said, “Mr. Gu, I warn you one last time. Don’t think you’re smart. Well, I have nothing else to do. I’ll hang up first. I hope you can give me a satisfactory answer to this matter.”
The phone was immediately hung up by Zong Zhengyu, and he was so decisive that Gu Yusheng didn’t even have time to react.
Thinking of Zong Zhengyu’s arrogant attitude towards him, Gu Yusheng, who had always been proud of himself, was so angry that he could not say a word. He felt as if he had been despised by Zong Zhengyu. Gu Yusheng, who was so angry that he could not hold his mobile phone tightly on the table.
Sooner or later, he would make Zong Zhengyu pay the price! And the first step was to use Qu Yisheng as a tool to hurt Zong Zhengyu!
But when he thought of what the Imperial Clan said before hanging up the phone, Gu Yusheng would definitely not let him show up, so he could only ask Xu Rui’er to make trouble. He paused and dialed Xu Rui’er’s number directly.
The phone was soon connected, and Xu Rui’er’s ecstatic voice came from the other end. “Yusheng, why did you suddenly call me?”
This was the first time for Gu Yusheng to take the initiative to call Xu Rui’er, so Xu Rui’er was naturally very excited and even her voice trembled.
“Xu Rui’er, I ask you, have you done anything to Qu Yisheng?” Gu Yusheng did not respond to Xu Rui’er’s joyful voice at all. Instead, he directly began to question Xu Rui’er. His tone was extremely cold, as if he regarded Xu Yao as a hateful enemy.
There was no sound on the other side of the phone. Xu Rui’er seemed to be silent. She was very guilty. After a long time, she answered Gu Yusheng’s question. “No!”
How could Gu Yusheng believe Xu Rui’er’s lie? He snorted coldly and put his fingers slightly on the table. Then he questioned, “No? Say no more. Do you know that Mr. Zong came straight to me and showed me the evidence? Do you still dare to say that you didn’t do anything? What’s the headline today? You know it clearly. You don’t need me to say anything, do you?”
Xu Rui’er was still silent and didn’t know what to say. She didn’t expect that Gu Yusheng would be so angry. She thought that it must be Gu Yusheng who was angry that she touched Qu Yisheng. He cared about Qu Yisheng, so he treated her with such a bad attitude!
“Why can’t Gu Yusheng see me, the person who has been silently devoted to him? She is obviously the one who loves him the most!”
Chapter 29 Despair
“Gu Yusheng, do you dislike me now? A woman who looks exactly the same as Qu Yanyan has appeared, so you regret it now, don’t you? You regret that you burned the Qu family, so you want to make up for your regret. If you really dislike me so much, you might as well burn me, just like what you did to the Qu family!” Xu Rui’er was really mad, and she directly questioned Gu Yusheng.
“Xu Rui’er, at this time, you still have the mood to talk to me about this. You’d better think about how to solve it as soon as possible. It’s about Qu Yisheng. Anyway, I will never help you to clean up the mess this time. Otherwise, when the Imperial Clan comes to you, I’ll see what you can do!” Gu Yusheng did not want to answer Xu Rui’er’s question, so he warned her directly.
“It was she who cheated on Zong Zhengyu. I just revealed her true colors. Why should I be the one to be blamed? And I have to apologize to that little bitch. Is it true that Zong Zhengyu doesn’t care about this at all?” Xu Rui’er didn’t understand why things would turn out like this.
Gu Yusheng frowned. After a long silence, he said to Xu Rui’er on the other side, “That’s because she cares about Qu Yisheng, so she doesn’t care about whether she is green or not. What you have done has completely violated the bottom line of Zong Zhengyu. I don’t care what methods he has to deal with you.”
In fact, after saying so much, Gu Yusheng just wanted to guide Xu Rui’er to admit this matter, and then be a scapegoat in peace. After Zong Zhengyu and Qu Yisheng got angry, Zong Zhengyu would probably no longer be in charge of him.
Xu Rui’er was scared. She didn’t expect that she just wanted to vent her anger on the spur of the moment, but it turned out to be like this. She could only keep begging Gu Yusheng. “Yusheng, help me. Yusheng, help me. I really don’t want to do this. I just hold my anger in my heart and don’t want to do it. I really know I’m wrong. Can you help me?”
“When you were doing it, why didn’t you think that you would end up like this now? Now that he has come to you, how can I help you? If you want me to help you, you’d better find a way to solve it yourself.” After saying this, Gu Yusheng directly hung up the phone coldly.
After the phone was hung up, Xu Rui’er was so scared that she didn’t know what to do. She could only take out her mobile phone and see what was going on on on the Internet. She found that almost everyone on the Internet was talking about this matter now. She couldn’t escape. She finally understood the importance of this matter. Now that it had been so big, it was not too late for her to make up for it.
Xu Rui’er couldn’t help thinking of it. Then she immediately took out her mobile phone and called the chief editor she was familiar with, hoping to make up for what she had done wrong.
“Hey, Miss Rui’er, you really gave me a very good piece of news. Now the Internet is talking about this matter, and our media will probably be very popular. Miss Rui’er, do you still have this kind of news?” When Mr. Liu answered the phone, he said a lot. It seemed that he was really in a good mood.
However, Xu Rui’er was not like this. She was very scared now. When she heard that the Internet was talking about this matter, she suddenly trembled and said to the other side very loudly, “Is there such a piece of news? Do you know that I am about to die now? Now Zong Zhengyu has come to find me. You should withdraw all the news about him!”
“Take it away? Why? Why should I remove these news? Do you know how much information these rumors have brought to the media? If you just take it away, why? It’s your business as the president of Star Entertainment. You told me about it. I’m just responsible for reporting it to the public. If something really happens, it has nothing to do with me!” Chief editor Liu did not expect that Xu Rui’er would say something like this that was impossible when she came up, so he immediately refused.
Xu Rui’er still didn’t give up and begged, “I’m really going to die now. If you don’t remove that report, not only me, but also you, the person who reported it, will have a problem. Do you want your media to close down?”
When Chief editor Liu heard Xu Rui’er’s words, he suddenly shook his body and began to fear this matter. But on second thought, it was not just the media reported by him. Even if he really wanted to die, they would die together. These words were just a scare to Xu Rui’er.
He thought about it and sneered at Xu Rui’er. “Miss Rui’er, you’d better not scare me now. Since it has something to do with you, you’d better find a way to solve it yourself. As for asking me to remove the report, it’s absolutely impossible. Well, I’m still very busy now.”
The phone was hung up immediately. Xu Rui’er, who had nowhere else to go, was completely desperate. She didn’t expect that she would end up like this. Her mobile phone was thrown far away as if she had vented her anger. But now she had no choice but to do this.
Zong Zhengyu’s crisis public relations was also done very well and his reaction speed was very fast. Soon, people directly suppressed all the curses about Qu Yanyan on the Internet. After all, Stars Entertainment was also one of the top entertainment companies in the country. He had been familiar with public relations for a long time. Therefore, although the news was overwhelming, it was still suppressed by Zong Zhengyu’s powerful means.
After dealing with the things on the Internet, Zong Zhengyu quickly dealt with all the things in the company. He immediately got up and went to the crew in the afternoon. What he wanted to do most now was to ask Qu Yanyan why she didn’t answer his phone, what was going on with that photo, and why she was framed by Gu Yusheng.
There were very few scenes in the afternoon. Besides, with Su Lan’s help, Qu Yanyan soon finished the shooting of the acting tricks. But after the filming, there was a very important problem. What should she do now? Qu Yanyan thought for a long time, thinking that the sky began to get dark, and everyone in the crew would be separated.
“Sister Qu, what should we do now? There are probably a lot of paparazzi guarding outside now. If you go out rashly, you will definitely be surrounded directly. At that time, you won’t even be able to get out. How about I take you out secretly?” After the scene was finished, Su Lan hurriedly came over and asked Qu Yanyan what to do. Moreover, with the worried look on Qu Yanyan’s face, Su Lan also understood what she was thinking about.
Qu Yanyan was also thinking about this matter. She pondered for a long time and then answered Su Lan’s words, “Forget it, there’s no need. You are my assistant. They must have been waiting for you for a long time. If I left with you, I would have been caught. I’d better find a room in a hotel next to the crew. I won’t go back for the time being.”
“Well, Sister Qu, be careful. This place is not particularly peaceful. If there is anything, you can call me, and I will come to help you!” Su Lan could only nod. There was such a possibility in what Qu Yanyan said, so he could not force Qu Yanyan, so he could only nod and agree.
After saying goodbye to Qu Yanyan, Su Lan walked out of the crew. Suddenly, he saw a man in a suit coming over with a very familiar face. It was his superior, Zong Zhengyu. He didn’t expect that the president would come to the crew. When he was about to reach out to say hello to him, Zong Zhengyu waved his hand and motioned for him to shut up. He nodded.
The president actually came to him in person. It seemed that the president really cared about Sister Qu very much. Thinking of this, Su Lan did not dare to stay any longer, but quickly left this place. He could only pray that he could see Sister Qu well tomorrow.
“Goodbye, director. Let’s go back first. You should go back early.” The crew said goodbye to Qu Yanyan one by one.
Qu Yanyan also nodded quickly and told them, “You should go back quickly. Be careful on the way and don’t stay outside. I want to start work early tomorrow morning.”
While they were saying goodbye to the crew, a person’s voice came from behind. “Qu Yisheng, it seems that you have a lot of free time. Such a big thing happened on the Internet, but you are still in the mood to film here. Are you too careless or what?”
Upon hearing this voice, Qu Yanyan’s body suddenly trembled and she couldn’t say anything. She could only cover her face in a hurry and wanted to take advantage of the chaos to sneak away from the crowd. However, this idea was directly seen through. Zong Zhengyu came over and reached out to grab Qu Yanyan’s wrist.
This action immediately attracted the attention of countless people. Who would have thought that the president of Star Entertainment would come to the crew in person? It seemed that the things on the Internet might be true. Director Qu really had an affair with the president!
“President? Why would the president come? And he grabbed the director’s hand. It seems that they are really a couple!”
“President, you look so handsome at such a close distance. Our director is so lucky!”
All of a sudden, the crowd began to talk about it. When the voice entered Qu Yanyan’s ears, she couldn’t help but shrink back, feeling extremely guilty.
“Qu Yisheng, who gave you the courage to not answer my phone? Do you know how many calls I made to you, but you didn’t answer any of them? Have I been too gentle to you recently?” Zong Zhengyu didn’t care about other people’s eyes. What he was thinking now was to figure out why she didn’t answer the phone. Did she know how worried he was about her?
Qu Yanyan trembled and felt extremely guilty. She certainly did not dare to tell him the truth. If she really told him the truth and she just did not dare to answer, he must be angry now. She thought about it and decided to lie. “I was filming just now. My mobile phone was not with me, so I did not receive your call. I really did not mean it. Believe me, Zong Zhengyu.”
Zong Zhengyu looked at Qu Yanyan coldly. He didn’t believe her words, and seeing her so guilty, he immediately understood that she was just lying. He sneered, “I think you don’t dare to answer it at all?”
Qu Yanyan suddenly couldn’t say a word. Zong Zhengyu was really good at reading people’s minds. He just glanced at her and immediately told her his thoughts. Facing such a terrible man, Qu Yanyan couldn’t help trembling and then moved back, only hoping that Zong Zhengyu wouldn’t be too angry.
Chapter 30 Nightmare
At this time, the crew also came over and immediately surrounded the two of them.
“I don’t think you should explain. What happened to the photo on Weibo today? I found a bunch of media guarding the door as soon as I went out this morning. If you don’t give me a satisfactory answer today, you will know the consequences.” Zong Zhengyu looked at the people around him and suddenly asked about the hot search.
Qu Yanyan’s body trembled. She knew that things that should come would still come. It seemed that she could not hide it. Qu Yanyan organized her words and then explained to Zong Zhengyu, “Zong Zhengyu, believe me, it’s really not what the trending news said. I have nothing with him. The photo was just a friend of mine for many years. I didn’t expect it to become like this.”
Zong Zhengyu’s face was still very cold. He glanced at the paparazzi hiding behind him from the corner of his eyes, and suddenly showed a doting smile. He whispered, “I believe you know that you are not such a person. You will not do this to me. This is not like what you will do, so let’s go home now, okay?”
Qu Yanyan didn’t expect that he would suddenly have such a good attitude. But when her eyes swept over somewhere, she found the camera’s light and immediately understood why Zong Zhengyu was like this. She also nodded and said, “Thank you, Zong Zhengyu. I know you will believe me.”
“Let’s go home now.” Zong Zhengyu nodded casually. Then, he dragged Qu Yanyan into his arms and walked out of the crew. Sure enough, the media were all waiting outside.
As soon as he saw her and Zong Zhengyu coming out, he came over madly. It seemed that he wanted to get some information from them, but he didn’t give these people a chance. Instead, he pulled Qu Yanyan and directly stuffed her into the car. He quickly closed the window and drove out of the encirclement.
Just as Zong Zhengyu had guessed, the conversation between Zong Zhengyu and Qu Yanyan had been captured. It could be someone in the crew or a paparazzo who had been lying in wait. But no matter what, this video was immediately posted on the Internet. Zong Zhengyu’s infatuated look immediately caused the Internet to burst into cheers. The public opinion changed from cursing Qu Yanyan to praising Qu Yanyan.
At home, when Gu Yusheng was bored to surf the Internet, he also found the direction of public opinion. He couldn’t help but praise, “Zong Zhengyu is really amazing. He turned the tide of public opinion so easily. It’s just a casual video. It seems that he has calculated it step by step. No wonder Stars Entertainment has developed so well these years.”
Xu Rui’er was stunned when she saw this video. She trembled with fear and kept asking Gu Yusheng, “Yusheng, what should I do? It seems that the direction of public opinion has become better. But seeing that Zong Zhengyu cares about Qu Yisheng so much, am I really going to die?”
Gu Yusheng glanced at Xu Rui’er and sneered. He gave Xu Rui’er a suggestion. “If you don’t want him to do anything to you, you’d better take the initiative to apologize to Qu Yisheng. Otherwise, if the truth is investigated, I don’t know what will happen to you. You’d better understand this in your heart.”
Xu Rui’er nodded quickly. He had fully understood how much Imperial Bloodline Yu cared about Qu Yisheng. He immediately accepted Gu Yusheng’s suggestion. No matter what, he had to find a way to solve this problem first. She did not want to be killed by Imperial Clan Yu.
However, when she thought of how Zong Zhengyu cared so much about Qu Yisheng, how could he treat her so sincerely while Gu Yusheng treated her with such a bad attitude. Yes, it must be because of Qu Yisheng. This time it was just a mistake. Next time, she would definitely come up with a perfect plan to kill that little bitch!
In the car, Qu Yanyan was still in a state of shock. She looked at the faint signs of anger on Zong Zhengyu’s face and was so scared that she couldn’t help but clench her sleeves. Now that she had left the media, she could also properly explain this matter to Zong Zhengyu. She immediately said to him, “Zong Zhengyu, listen to me explain that thing. It’s not true. I want to do this…”
Upon hearing Qu Yanyan’s explanation, Zong Jue sneered and shouted, “I don’t want to talk about this with you now. Shut up immediately. Let’s talk about it when we get back. Qu Yanyan, you’ve done a good job these days. It’s the first time that someone dares to challenge my bottom line like this!”
Qu Yanyan was so scared that she didn’t dare to say a word. Zong Zhengyu’s attitude made her more and more afraid. She could only keep biting her lips to make herself look less afraid and calm down a little. In fact, she was extremely frightened.
When they returned home, Qu Yanyan was dragged out of the car by Zong Zhengyu. Then, he took her all the way to the bedroom and threw her onto the bed. His actions were extremely rough and he was not gentle at all. It seemed that he was really angry, so he treated her like this.
“Qu Yanyan, do you think that I’ve been so nice to you recently that you dare to make so many troubles? If I hadn’t come to you today, would you have hidden outside and wouldn’t have come back!” Looking at Qu Yanyan sitting on the bed, Zong Jue showed a very dangerous sneer.
Qu Yanyan quickly shook her head. She would definitely not admit that she had such an idea. She could only answer, “Zongyu, believe me. I really don’t want to cause so much trouble. I don’t know why I was photographed. There is really a reason for this matter. Xu Rui’er and Gu Yusheng plotted against me!”
“I know it’s the two of them, but if you don’t do such a thing, they won’t be able to plot against you. It’s all your fault. Now that you’ve been tricked, who can you blame?” Zong Zhengyu’s eyes were cold, and he looked at Qu Yanyan with a gloomy look.
Qu Yanyan suddenly couldn’t say a word. She could only hold her body and burst into tears. She really didn’t expect that Zong Zhengyu could say such a thing. Didn’t he know that it was very hurtful? She was not such a person, but she was slandered like this. She couldn’t say anything about the grievance in her heart. She just felt very uncomfortable.
“I didn’t, and I didn’t want to do this either. Believe me, okay?” Qu Yanyan looked at Zong Zhengyu with grievance.
But the grievance of Qu Yanyan did not make Zong Zhengyu soft-hearted. He still said coldly, “You let me believe in you, trust you. As long as you do such things that cross the line, I will directly remove your studio, and then you will be fired from me. I don’t need a woman who makes herself a cuckold!”
Qu Yanyan nodded and agreed with tears in her eyes. Although she felt wronged in her heart, she could only promise that she would never cross the line again when she thought that she would seek revenge and could not go against the Imperial Clan.
Zongyu sneered and continued, “That’s the best way! You’d better keep a distance from Gu Yusheng and You Si in the future. I don’t want to do the same thing again.”
She could only keep nodding her head. Zong Zheng gave her a look, stepped to the bed, grabbed her hands, and pressed her hard on the bed. Without any weight, he bit her neck directly. His movements were very rude and not gentle at all.
Qu Yanyan frowned in pain, but it didn’t stop him. On the contrary, his actions were getting heavier and heavier, as if he was really going to torture her to death. Because his actions were too rough, she had many scars all over her body. That night, he kept torturing her. When she couldn’t hold on any longer, he let her go.
In the middle of the night, as if he had heard something, Zong Zhengyu slowly woke up and found himself lying beside her. His body was trembling, and then he made a subtle sound from her, as if he was saying something, as if he was constantly apologizing to someone. He couldn’t hear it clearly, so he leaned over and approached her ear.
Only then did she hear what she said. “I’m sorry, I’m sorry. Why? Gu Yusheng, why are you doing this to me? What did our family do to you? You want to set fire to our family. I obviously trusted you so much and treated you as my most trusted person. But you failed to live up to my trust in you. I hate you, Gu Yusheng!”
It seemed that Qu Yanyan dreamed about the previous extermination of the Qu family. It was definitely a nightmare for her, so she could see that her forehead was covered with sweat, and her body was still trembling. She bit her lips tightly, and her closed eyes were still turning. She looked very ferocious, as if she had seen something terrible.
Zong Zhengyu suddenly reached out to touch Qu Yanyan’s head with concern, only to find that she was burning hot all over, as if she had a fever. Zong Zhengyu did not dare to hesitate. He quickly picked up Zong Zhengyu and called 120. Suddenly, he reached out and grabbed his hand. He looked down and found that it was Qu Yanyan in his sleep.
“Zong Zhengyu, don’t remove my studio, okay? I will never cross the line again. Can you help me? I really want revenge. I don’t want to lose you. Don’t let me leave you, okay?” Qu Yanyan cried and begged Zong Zhengyu, but her eyes were still closed. It seemed that she was still in a nightmare and couldn’t wake up.
Zong Zhengyu knew that he had said those words to her that night, which made her look like this. He immediately blamed himself and apologized, “I will help you. I will help you. Qu Yanyan, hold on. Hold on. I will not remove your studio. I will avenge Gu Yusheng!”
The state of Qu Yanyan made him very flustered. He kept shaking her to wake up, but she seemed to have fallen into a nightmare and could not wake up at all. He could not answer her at all. He knew that it was his fault and he could not delay any longer. After putting on some clothes in a hurry, he quickly took her to the hospital.
On the way to the hospital, Qu Yanyan was still talking in her sleep and apologizing to Zong Zhengyu. “Zong Zhengyu, I’m sorry. I really don’t want to be like this. Don’t be angry, okay? I know I’m wrong. I will change, so can you not abandon me?”