Returning From the Fire Chapters 41-50
Chapter 41 A threatened
Qu Yanyan changed her face several times, which made the media understand how difficult she was to deal with. None of them dared to say a word. They could only let Qu Yanyan talk on the stage. “Well, after that, let me tell you about the play I’ve been filming recently. This is the cooperation between me and You Si. The name of this play is criminal psychology.”
Looking at the fear of the media, Qu Yanyan sneered. When she was in charge of the entertainment company, she had met a press conference. She had been familiar with these things for a long time. She was good at threatening these media. Maybe those media didn’t think she was powerful, so the person who came directly was not an old fox.
“This play has condensed the painstaking efforts of me and Stars Entertainment. I believe that it won’t disappoint everyone after it is released. Welcome to judge.” Qu Yanyan felt that her purpose had been achieved, and she didn’t want to get involved with these reporters for a long time.
These reporters also knew that Qu Yanyan was not a good person. None of the following questions were about the photo. They were all asking the director of the film. Qu Yanyan also answered them one by one. With such an answer, it took a lot of time. The press conference lasted for two hours.
After the press conference, Qu Yanyan was also very tired. As soon as she got off the stage, she quickly threw herself into the arms of Zong Zhengyu and complained, “It’s so tiring to hold a press conference. If I can do it in the future, I will definitely not find a press conference. All the reporters in the press conference must be rejected!”
Zong Zhengyu nodded and rubbed Qu Yanyan’s head with a smile. Then he shook his head helplessly and answered Qu Yanyan’s words, “What are you talking about? If you want to be a director, how can you not hold a press conference? If you don’t have a press conference, who can take your place? Besides, you still have a variety of things to do after you have committed a crime.”
Qu Yanyan stuck out her tongue. She chuckled a few times and then sighed a few times, like a little girl acting like a spoiled child. Her voice was slightly low. “I’m just thinking like this, and I don’t intend to do this. I also know that this kind of thing is inevitable. But I still refuse as much as possible!”
Zong Zhengyu looked at Qu Yanyan helplessly and then held her in his arms. He comforted her by following her words. “If you don’t want to hold a press conference in the future and don’t want to face such a thing, I will send someone to replace you to do these things. In this case, you don’t have to care too much.”
Qu Yanyan quickly shook her head. She didn’t really have someone to replace her to hold a press conference. She should forget about such a proposal. Although she also knew that Zong Zhengyu didn’t want her to be tired, it was her own business. She still didn’t want others to do it for her. “No need, no need. I can do it myself. There is no need to find another person to replace me. You are making a big fuss!”
Zong Zhengyu sighed and touched Qu Yanyan’s face. Then he put his arm around her shoulder and said, “Well, I know. Do you feel very tired? You have just recovered from a serious illness. Don’t tire yourself. You can go to the crew in a few days. When you are fully recovered, we can talk about it.”
Qu Yanyan nodded and did not refuse the good intentions of Zong Zhengyu. This was indeed a good idea. And for her, she really needed to rest for a while, and her body was really not very comfortable. She had just held a press conference, but she was so tired.
At the press conference, the calm look of Qu Yanyan was quickly posted on the Internet. The number of people who reposted the video had been increasing. Many people were fans of Qu Yanyan’s neat appearance. They all said that Qu Yanyan was an overbearing president. However, the real overbearing president was angry for a long time because of this matter, and he even tortured Qu Yanyan for a long time.
But because of this, Qu Yanyan was paid a lot of attention to, and the public opinion almost turned to her. Taking advantage of this opportunity, the shooting of the criminal mentality became more and more paid attention to. The pressure on Qu Yanyan was getting greater and greater, but Qu Yanyan was always happy and more energetic.
Because of the relationship with Zong Zhengyu, Qu Yanyan’s reputation was getting bigger and bigger, and such a big attention was learned by Zong Zhengxiong, who had never paid much attention to entertainment news. He couldn’t restrain his anger. He didn’t expect that his son would be with a female director who had no background at all. This was simply a disgrace to the officialdom!
Looking at Qu Yisheng’s face, which looked like Qu Yanyan’s, the emperor immediately understood that Qu Yisheng was a member of the Qu family. If it was the original Qu family, it was reasonable for them to be a part of the royal family. But now that the Qu family was gone, what was the use of keeping such a member of the Qu family? Therefore, the first thing that the emperor did after learning of this matter was to call Zong Zhengyu.
Zong Zhengyu, who had been dealing with his own affairs, suddenly felt a little strange when he saw that Zong Zhengxiong had called him. He had never been on good terms with his father, so he rarely called each other. Moreover, Zong Zhengxiong’s sudden call always made him feel that something was wrong.
However, Zong Zhengyu didn’t think too much about it. He took the phone directly, and there was a strong voice coming from the phone. “Zong Zhengyu, do you know how long you haven’t been back to the old house? If you have time these days, come back. I have something to talk to you. I’m in a hurry. If there’s anything wrong with the company, just put it down.”
This was the intelligence of the Imperial Clan. He was never in a hurry. He would not be so stupid as to directly question the Imperial Clan on the phone. He had to ask the Imperial Clan personally face to face in order to understand the real thoughts of the Imperial Clan.
“Father, if you have anything to say, you can call me directly. The company has been very busy recently, and I can’t take time.” Without thinking, Zong Zhengyu directly rejected the emperor. He didn’t want to go back and hate the emperor. It was better to say on the phone that no one could see him.
Zong Zhengxiong was not angry at Zong Zhengyu’s attitude. Both of them had always been like this. He thought about it and came up with a compromise. “If you don’t have time, then let’s have a meal together and then tell you about it. It won’t take you too much time, right? Or don’t you want to see your father at all?”
“Since you’ve said so, then that’s it. Let’s do it tomorrow. You can set the time and I’ll try my best to make time.” Since the emperor had already said so, he could no longer refuse. At that time, the two sides would quarrel again and it would be very uncomfortable. It was also a good chance to see what he wanted to do with her.
“At noon tomorrow, in the restaurant closest to Stars Entertainment, you should know where it is. I hope you are not late. I don’t like to be late.” After saying that, Zong Zhengxiong hung up the phone directly. There seemed to be no casual conversation between the two of them. This was always the way to communicate.
Zong Zhengyu put away his phone and showed a very confused expression, but he did not think too much. Instead, he asked his secretary to empty his schedule for tomorrow’s noon.
The next day, Zong Zhengyu went to the place where he had made an appointment with the emperor. At this time, the emperor was already there. Maybe it was more convenient for them to talk, so the emperor directly booked the whole place. So as soon as he entered, he saw the emperor. He immediately walked over and sat opposite the emperor.
“Father, I’m not late, am I?” Zong Zhengyu had always been very courteous with his father.
He didn’t mind. He waved his hand casually and nodded. “I asked you to come here today because I have something to tell you, so I’m in such a hurry. Zong Zhengyu, I heard that you’ve found a girlfriend recently.”
Sure enough, the reason why the emperor came to see him was that he didn’t see him for a long time and then saw him again. There must be some other purpose. Now he directly set his eyes on Qu Yanyan. The emperor was shocked, but he still looked calm.
“Yes, yes, he has a girlfriend, a member of the Qu family.” Now that he couldn’t figure out what the emperor was going to do, he answered the question.
“Let’s part ways quickly. This kind of person, who has fallen from the same family, is not suitable to be your wife. She will only drag you down. Our clan doesn’t need such a wife!” Zong Zhengxiong coldly glanced at Zong Zhengyu and then said firmly.
Without any hesitation, Zong Zhengyu refused him directly. He knew that he had bad intentions. “I’m sorry, father. I can’t do it.”
“You can’t do it? Zong Zhengyu, have you forgotten that you are the only heir of the Imperial Family? Do you want a person without any family background to be your wife? Do you think other people in the Imperial Family will submit to you?” Zong Zhengfeng sneered and felt that the idea of Zong Zhengyu was really immature. He immediately looked at Zong Zhengyu with some hatred.
“I have my own ability. I don’t need to arrange a marriage with others to ensure my status. But father, you look so anxious. It’s a little ugly.” Of course, Zong Zhengyu would not agree with the statement of the emperor, so he sneered at him directly at the beginning.
Zong Zhengxiong didn’t want to argue with him. He smiled and said, “If you don’t want to break up with that woman, I will help you break up with that woman in person.”
“Father, are you threatening me?” Zong Zhengyu immediately looked at Zong Zhengxiong.
Zong Zhengxiong sneered. His eyes and brows were exactly the same as Zong Zhengyu’s. Two people who were so similar to each other were sitting face to face, playing with each other secretly. It was up to them who was more ruthless. “You can think about it yourself. What is the best choice? I have told you that I will never allow that woman to enter our clan.”
Imperial Bloodline Yu tightened his fingers. He was still calm. Facing the threat of Imperial Father, he could still remain calm and said, “Father, I will also tell you that I will definitely not marry anyone but her. Give up this idea!”
Just as the atmosphere between the father and son was tense, a female voice suddenly interrupted, “Uncle Zong, I’m here. Brother Zong? Why are you here as well?”
Chapter 42 The Jiangqin
A very lady-like woman walked over like a seaweed.
Her curly hair was elegantly draped over her shoulders, and her big eyes were filled with a gentle smile. She looked over and thought that it was the big star coming over.
When the youths saw the woman, they were at odds with each other. Therefore, their extremely cold faces suddenly softened a lot. They waved their hands and said, “Qin’er, come here. You are indeed much more beautiful. It turns out that you are still a crying little girl. It has only been a short time since we last met, but you have become a big girl.”
Zong Zhengyu frowned and looked at the woman’s face. After thinking for a long time, he remembered that the woman was the daughter of the Jiang family, Jiang Qin. He had seen her several times at the banquet and was not very familiar with her. At this time, it was obvious that Zong Zhengxiong had other thoughts when he called her over. He couldn’t help frowning and then glanced at Zong Zhengxiong.
Jiang Qin smiled slightly. Her words and actions were elegant, just like the noble girls in ancient times. There was no flaw in any place. “Uncle Zong, what you said makes me very embarrassed. You haven’t changed for so many years. You have always been so elegant, and I have always admired you very much.”
Zong Zhengxiong shook his head and was very pleased with Jiang Qin’s compliment. He smiled in a low voice, then pushed Zong Zhengyu and introduced Jiang Qin to him. “This is the young lady of the Jiang family. She and you are childhood sweethearts. If you have nothing else to do, take me to walk around here and get familiar with this place. Don’t worry about others.”
The implication was that he should not let Zong Zhengyu care about Qu Yanyan. His purpose was actually to let Zong Zhengyu and Jiang Qin get together.
Of course, Zong Zhengyu wouldn’t agree. He glanced at Jiang Qin and sneered. Then, he turned to Zong Zhengxiong and rejected him very clearly. “Father, what are you talking about? I have so many things to do every day. How can I have any other thoughts to take Miss Jiang around here? Miss Jiang, if you want, I can send someone to take you around.”
Such an obvious refusal made him lose face. He snorted coldly, then pointed to Zong Zhengyu and said, “I told you to take you there. There’s no need to say so much. I think you don’t have much to do with Stars Entertainment. Otherwise, you wouldn’t have caused so much trouble on the Internet. It’s not easy for Miss Jiang to come here. Can you send anyone to send her away?”
“Father, no matter what you say, it’s useless. I told you that I’m very busy and don’t have time to take Miss Jiang out. Besides, Miss Jiang is from our city. I don’t think I need to take her out for a walk.” Zong Zhengyu wouldn’t agree so easily. Besides, the relationship between him and Zong Zhengyu was not very good, so he had never been very kind to him. He just maintained superficial respect for him.
Zong Zhengfeng was so angry that he pounded his fist on the table. He looked at Zong Zhengyu coldly and then said with a very tough attitude, “Are you disobeying me? Zong Zhengyu, Miss Jiang is your fiancee. Our Zong family and the Jiang family have been engaged for a long time. Now you are the only heir of the Zong family. Miss Jiang is your engagement. You should break up with that woman quickly!”
“Uncle Zong, don’t force him. It’s useless to force him. And this engagement is a joke between the two families. It can’t be counted. But when did Brother Zong have a girlfriend? Why don’t I know? Is she the rumored girlfriend on the Internet?” Jiang Qin immediately held on to him and comforted him with words, but she was interested in the woman he talked about.
Zong Zhengxiong waved his hand, looking as if he didn’t want to mention it. He looked at Zong Zhengyu with a look of disappointment, and then said, “Qin’er, don’t you know that this rascal has found a girl from the Qu family outside? The whole family has been destroyed. No woman with any family background is not worthy of our Zong family. The Jiang family and the Zong family are well matched.”
“Father, are you still thinking about the olden era? I don’t have such thoughts about the so-called matching families. I don’t want to say anything more about father. No matter how much you say, I won’t break up with her.” Zong Zhengyu didn’t want to say anything more with him. No matter how much he talked to him, he was as stubborn as ever and didn’t want to change his mind.
Jiang Qin, who had been standing gently, narrowed her eyes slightly as if she had seen something very interesting. She showed a very interesting smile. She paused and said, “Which girl is she? I am so concerned about by Brother Zong that I would rather talk back to Uncle Zong than break up with her. If there is a chance, I really want to see her.”
“She’s fine, and you’re fine too. Don’t go see her. I don’t want anyone to disturb him. Miss Jiang, I’m sorry. You’re a better person, but that person is definitely not me.” Zong Zhengyu smiled at Jiang Qin, and then gave her an apologetic salute. He tidied up his clothes and planned to leave.
Jiang Qin quickly waved her hand and smiled. She said to Zong Zhengyu, “Nothing. I just care very much about what kind of person that woman is. I’m just curious about how Brother Zong likes her so much. You don’t have to worry about it. If you don’t want to contact her, I won’t go.”
“It’s Miss Jiang’s own business. I naturally can’t stop her. Moreover, Miss Jiang is so educated and reasonable. I believe that she can be a good friend of Miss Jiang.” Zong Zhengyu glanced at Jiang Qin and felt that Jiang Qin didn’t seem to be a bad person. She could make Qu Yanyan a friend and make her less lonely.
“Really? Then I must go to see that girl. Hearing Brother Zong’s tone, I am really more and more curious. Then my girl, I hope that I can have a better memory with that girl.” Jiang Qin smiled. Her beautiful face was full of joy, as if she was really looking forward to seeing Qu Yanyan, but the joy in her eyes was getting stronger.
Looking at the two of them talking happily, Zong Zhengxiong nodded and couldn’t help praising Jiang Qin’s intelligence in his heart. He knew that it was better to get close to Zong Zhengyu from the side. It seemed that this girl was very suitable to be the daughter-in-law of the Zong family. As for Qu Yisheng, he would never admit it, nor would he let Qu Yisheng marry into his own Zong family!
“Looks like we’re having a good chat. Why don’t you sit down and eat first? Let’s sit down and have a little chat. It’s still early, so it’s still early. Imperial Entertainment, sit down and stand up. What are you trying to do? Qin’er, come over and sit next to Imperial Entertainment. Don’t stand. It’s a little tiring to stand here.” Imperial Entertainment waved his hand and forced Jiang Qin to sit beside him.
Zong Zhengyu gave Zong Zhengxiong a cold look, but he didn’t refuse. After all, it was his father’s request, so he sat down. However, he still hated Zong Zhengxiong’s forceful act of forcing him to marry Jiang Qin. However, he couldn’t vent his anger on Jiang Qin, so he had to put up with it for the time being.
During the three of them eating, Zong Zhengxiong had intentionally or unintentionally wanted to create a chance for them to chat, so he had been constantly guiding Zong Zhengyu and Jiang Qin. This idea was obviously not hidden at all. Zong Zhengyu could only give a few perfunctory words, but Jiang Qin was a woman who could see through people’s expressions.
She had always cleverly grasped the standard of speaking to Zong Zhengyu, so that he wouldn’t find her annoying. He wouldn’t let her lose face. He could even transfer the conversation between the two. This made him admire her even more. If this girl was a man, perhaps the Jiang family would have an outstanding heir.
“Brother Zong, if there is a chance in the future, I really hope that I can cooperate with you once. Now that I am the general manager of the Jiang family’s company, I think we may meet in the future.” Jiang Qin got closer to Zong Zhengyu, but she did not get too close to him. It seemed that she just wanted to talk to him, so she got closer.
When it came to work, Zong Zhengyu was a little interested. He felt that Jiang Qin was not the kind of woman who was really raised in a greenhouse. He also relaxed a little and said, “Your Jiang family should not be involved in the entertainment industry. There should not be any possibility of cooperation.”
Jiang Qin shook her head and stuck out her tongue with some slyness. She answered Zong Zhengyu’s words proudly, “Brother Zong, you don’t know that our Jiang family plans to get involved in the entertainment industry this year, so it’s possible for us to cooperate with each other. However, Brother Zong’s Star Entertainment is already the top in the industry. I don’t think there is any chance for us to cooperate with a new company like me.”
“Not necessarily. Plus, with the Jiang family backing you, how can you be compared to an ordinary new company? Moreover, I believe that Miss Jiang will be able to create her own world in the entertainment industry.” Zong Zhengyu immediately looked over and gave a very substantial analysis. Moreover, he did think that Jiang Qin was a smart woman.
Jiang Qin smiled, and her beautiful face was full of pride. When she was about to go over and discuss this matter with Zong Zhengyu, she accidentally knocked over the cup of water on the table, and the splashing water almost fell on Zong Zhengyu’s suit.
At noon today, Qu Yanyan felt that Zong Zhengyu had helped her a lot in the past few days. She wanted to come to find him and make lunch for herself. She wanted to bring him to eat, so she took a taxi all the way from the crew to Stars Entertainment.
Qu Yanyan looked out of the window and saw the scenery outside. Suddenly, she caught sight of a very familiar figure in a restaurant. She was stunned and hurriedly stopped the car. After paying, she went to the restaurant named Star Restaurant, which made Qu Yanyan frown.
Walking to the window of the restaurant, she saw that Zong Zhengyu was sitting at a very European table. Opposite him sat a middle-aged man who looked very similar to Zong Zhengyu. Suddenly, Qu Yanyan saw a woman in a white windbreaker, who looked extremely elegant.
Chapter 43 Misunderstanding
Qu Yanyan looked at the woman beside Zong Zhengyu in disbelief. She recognized this woman. She had seen her several times at the banquet. She was the daughter of the Jiang family, Jiang Qin. But why did she appear here with Zong Zhengyu? Looking at the harmonious atmosphere of the two of them talking happily, Qu Yanyan felt her heart ache for no reason.
Just when she couldn’t figure it out, suddenly Jiang Qin leaned towards Zong Zhengyu. Under normal circumstances, Zong Zhengyu would definitely push her away, but this time, he didn’t. He even let Jiang Qin fall into his arms and seemed to reach out to hold Jiang Qin. This was originally a hug that Qu Yanyan had been enjoying.
Qu Yanyan took a few steps back in disbelief. Through the window, she stared at Zong Zhengyu, but he still did not let go of Jiang Qin. He seemed to have whispered something in her ear, which made Jiang Qin hit him a few times. It was obvious that she was flirting with him. It was impossible for Qu Yanyan not to notice it, but this fact made her fall into an ice cave.
She never thought that one day, Zong Zhengyu would hold other women, but she also knew that he didn’t belong to her. She was just a pet of him, so there was no need for him to be loyal to her. So he held other women in his arms and did something. Even Qu Yanyan couldn’t do anything to him.
At this moment, she suddenly realized herself. She had always been in a bad mood for Zong Jue, but it was too cruel. She would rather not understand it because she would not be heartbroken because of the behavior of Zong Jue. She took a deep breath and forced herself to hold back her tears.
She gritted her teeth, took a deep look at Zong Zhengyu and Jiang Qin, and turned to leave. She threw the lunch box in her hand into the trash can by the roadside. She forced herself to keep calm, and then returned to the crew after a taxi call.
Su Lan, who was in the crew, took a very strange look at Qu Yanyan. He seemed to be a little surprised that she would come back so soon. He couldn’t help but ask, “Sister Qu, didn’t you go to send dinner to the president? Why did you come back so soon? Didn’t the president ask you to stay for dinner? This doesn’t look like the president’s style…”
At that moment, Qu Yanyan wanted to cry, but she still forced herself back. She shook her head calmly and then smiled. “No, he has something to do. I can’t disturb him, so I came back by myself. The meal was in my stomach. He went out to eat with others.”
There was nothing wrong with this explanation. Su Lan didn’t think too much about it. He nodded and then walked away, leaving Qu Yanyan alone, trembling. No one knew what she was thinking.
Zong Zhengyu’s suit was completely wet. Jiang Qin exclaimed and reached out to help him take off his suit. However, Zong Zhengyu instinctively reached out and tried to push Jiang Qin away. However, Jiang Qin lost her balance and fell into his arms. Moreover, she fell on the corner of the table and screamed.
Jiang Qin was knocked down on the corner of the table. It could be imagined how painful it was. It was not appropriate for Zong Zhengyu to push Jiang Qin away directly. He could only lower his body and help Jiang Qin up. He asked with some worry, “Are you okay, Miss Jiang? Where did you hit? Do you need to go to the hospital to have a look? Judging from the sound, it seems that you hit heavily.”
She quickly shook her head and tried very hard to get up, but was held by Zong Jue to help her sit up little by little. Jiang Qin rubbed her back and said with a smile, “It’s okay. Don’t worry, Brother Zong. I just accidentally hit my back. It’s not a big deal. Brother Zong, take off your suit quickly, or you will catch a cold. It’s all my fault. I was so careless!”
He didn’t know if it was an illusion or something else, but he always felt that there was a pair of eyes staring at him. He looked back but didn’t see anyone.
Zong Zhengyu shook his head and took off his suit. “Don’t blame yourself, Miss Jiang. You were in a hurry. It seems that I can’t eat now. I have to hurry back to change my clothes. Father, you and Miss Jiang can eat slowly. I’ll go back to the company first.”
To everyone’s surprise, Zong Zhengxiong didn’t stop Zong Zhengyu. Instead, he nodded and let him go.
“Qin’er, I’m very optimistic about you. Don’t let that rascal be mesmerized by the Qu family. You’re my wife, so you don’t have to be afraid of that rascal. Besides, that rascal has a good attitude towards you. I believe he will break up with that woman soon and be with you.” Zong Zhengxiong gave Jiang Qin an encouraging look. Jiang Qin was very satisfied with her performance. She was practically the destined wife of the Zong family.
Jiang Qin did not think that Zong Zhengyu was good to her. She just felt that she was a good partner, but she believed that no man could escape from her.
She smiled gently and said more to Zong Zheng. She looked out of the window and said with a smile, “Uncle Zong, don’t worry. I will try my best. Tomorrow, I will go and learn about Qu Yisheng. Only by knowing yourself and your enemy can you win, right? During this period, Uncle Zong, don’t force Brother Zong all the time. Otherwise, this time, Brother Zong will have a rebellious mentality, so that he will be more determined not to break up with you.”
Zong Zhengxiong nodded and replied with a smile, “I will do as you say.”
The two of them continued to chat for a long time. The topic was all about Zong Zhengyu. This Jiang Qin was also a ruthless character. Her act was flawless without any flaws. Even Zong Zhengyu did not notice that Jiang Qin’s thoughts were so deep.
After Qu Yanyan finished filming the whole day, the crew finished their work and went home. At this time, Zong Zhengyu was already at home. When she saw him, she still felt a little sad. Although she had been telling herself that she couldn’t have any other thoughts about him this afternoon, the moment she saw him, she felt as if something was squeezing her heart.
“Are you tired of shooting today? I don’t think you look very good… Are you too tired? Do you need a day’s rest? You just recovered from a serious illness.” Zong Zhengyu looked at Qu Yanyan with some concern, then quickly walked to her and touched her forehead.
However, Qu Yanyan subconsciously avoided Zong Zhengyu’s hand. She turned her head bitterly and forced herself to calm down. Then she smiled at Zong Zhengyu and said, “There are not so many things in the crew today, nor are they very tired. Don’t worry so much. What about you? Are you busy with the company’s affairs? Have you had lunch at noon?”
It was Qu Yanyan who deliberately asked Zong Jue if he would tell her about Jiang Qin. If he didn’t tell her, she probably didn’t want him to know. Besides, she might have a relationship with Jiang Qin. When she was completely confirmed, she might have to face the fate of being abandoned by Zong Jue.
Zong Zhengyu was stunned. He didn’t expect that Qu Yanyan would ask this question. He answered Qu Yanyan’s question seriously, “The company has always been busy. Don’t you know? I went out to meet a partner at noon today and had a meal. Why did you suddenly ask me this question?”
He concealed the fact that he and Jiang Qin had eaten together.
Qu Yanyan’s heart suddenly ached and she couldn’t say anything. However, she still looked at Zong Zhengyu calmly and didn’t let her tears fall. As usual, she said to him, “No, I just asked casually. I was afraid that you would forget to eat after you got busy. I often do this, so I think it’s possible for you.”
Zong Zhengyu nodded, touched Qu Yanyan’s head, held her in his arms, and sat down on the sofa. He rubbed her face leisurely and whispered, “It’s good that you care about me. Qu Yanyan, you’ve been busy filming these days. Have you forgotten me?”
Qu Yanyan quickly shook her head, but she found that the suit that Zong Zhengyu was wearing today was not the one that had been spread out in the morning. She stiffened and didn’t know what to do. She couldn’t even say a word.
Having not heard Qu Yanyan’s answer, Zong Zhengyu shook her body a little strangely and then asked very worriedly, “Yanyan, what’s wrong with you? Why are you suddenly silent?”
“It’s okay, it’s okay. I just suddenly thought of something and forgot to answer you. Don’t worry so much. I’ve been working in the crew these days. I’m tired!” Qu Yanyan quickly leaned over and then turned back to hug Zong Zhengyu. She smiled and seemed to have nothing unusual. She didn’t let anyone find her red-rimmed eyes.
Zong Zhengyu also thought that Qu Yanyan was fine, so he nodded with relief and said, “Since you are so tired, don’t do so many things in the future. Didn’t I give you a deputy director? You can just be a boss and leave the rest to the deputy director.”
Qu Yanyan quickly shook her head, and suddenly she was very excited. “No! I can do it myself. I really can do it!”
She always thought that Zong Zhengyu was saying that she was not qualified to be the chief director, so she kept saying that she could. She hoped that Zong Zhengyu would not replace her position as the chief director. This was her dream, and she did not want to lose it.
“Of course I know you can, but you did everything by yourself. You’re too tired. You’d better give something to the deputy director, so that you won’t be so tired every day and go home so late. You’ll come home late than me, the president of the company!” Zong Zhengyu’s words were actually complaining about Qu Yanyan, a workaholic.
But now Qu Yanyan, who was in high spirits, couldn’t understand the true meaning of Zong Zhengyu’s words at all. She only thought that Zong Zhengyu was despising her, but she didn’t dare to refute him. She could only nod her head in despair. “I know, I will arrange something for the deputy director in the future, and try to come back as soon as possible.”
Seeing that Qu Yanyan had agreed to his request so obediently, Zong Zhengyu was in a much better mood. He kissed Qu Yanyan’s forehead and hugged her for a while.
However, this lingering affection was no longer sweet and romantic for Qu Yanyan. Instead, it made her full of suffering. She was always worried about whether she would get angry with the Imperial Family, so she was always in high spirits.
Chapter 44 A Not Good Person
That night, Qu Yanyan didn’t sleep well, so she woke up early. Zong Zhengyu was still sleeping, but Qu Yanyan was no longer in the mood to sleep with him. She thought that maybe someone was sleeping in this person’s arms like her, and her heart ached, as if her breath was choked.
She tried her best not to make any noise, then got out of bed, packed up her things, and hurried out of the door. This family was actually a kind of torture for Qu Yanyan. It was better to leave quickly, which would make her feel much more relaxed.
On the bed, Imperial Concubine woke up slowly and subconsciously reached out to touch the bed. However, there was no one else on the other side of the bed, not even any warmth. It seemed that they had left early. This made Imperial Concubine felt a little strange. Would Qu Yanyan go out so early? It was only 8 o’clock.
For some reason, Zong Zhengyu always felt that something was wrong with Qu Yan. But he couldn’t tell what exactly was wrong. So he didn’t think about so many things. He packed up, had some breakfast, and went to the company.
When they arrived at the crew, the staff was very surprised. They didn’t expect that Qu Yanyan would come so early. After greeting Qu Yanyan one by one, they went to do their own things.
However, the actors hadn’t come yet, and Qu Yanyan couldn’t shoot the scene now. She could only wander around in the crew. It wasn’t until Yousi, who was also a director, came that she became a little energetic. However, her pale face couldn’t be covered with any blush.
When You Si saw this kind of Qu Yanyan, he naturally thought that she had been bullied by Zong Zhengyu. He immediately showed a very worried expression and asked, “Yi Sheng, what’s wrong with you? Why do you look so pale? It’s Zong Zhengyu who bullied you, right?”
Qu Yanyan slowly raised her head, and her smile gradually appeared on her face. However, she could not hide the tiredness in her eyes. Even if she tried her best to cover it up, she was still very depressed. “It doesn’t matter. Yousi, don’t worry about me. I just didn’t sleep well last night.”
Yousi frowned. Judging from Qu Yanyan’s appearance, it was not something that would happen if she didn’t sleep well. Obviously, she had encountered something. He shook his head and said in a softer tone, “Did Imperial Concubine do something that made you uncomfortable?”
Qu Yanyan paused for a moment, and her body began to tremble slightly, but she still kept calm and replied with great identification, “Don’t worry, I’m fine, and Zong Zhengyu didn’t do anything to me. Yousi, don’t worry. Let’s clean up and start filming now.”
Seeing that Qu Yanyan obviously didn’t want to make it clear, You Si could only nod his head. He thought in his heart that he must have a good talk with Qu Yanyan in the future. Otherwise, it would be too painful for her to be like this. She didn’t say anything. How could he help her?
A Rolls-Royce stopped in front of the star film and television base. A bodyguard in black opened the door for a woman respectfully.
This woman was wearing a white tube top. Her curvy figure was fully displayed. It seemed that she was wearing a black coat to keep out of the cold. She held an exquisite bag in her hand, and her whole body exuded a luxurious temperament. However, what made people unable to look away was the woman’s appearance.
Although her makeup was not very heavy, it just happened to show her elegant temperament. And her every frown and smile seemed to have been planned for a long time, so she knew which one of her eyes was the most charming and the smile was the most breathtaking.
The woman, who was more beautiful than a star, naturally attracted everyone’s attention as soon as she entered the film set with a criminal mentality. But because of a bodyguard beside the woman, no one dared to approach the woman or even talk about the woman, because the bodyguard’s eyes were too scary. It seemed that as long as someone was talking about the woman, his eyes would firmly kick the person.
You Si and Qu Yanyan ended their acting in the morning. They were exhausted, so You Si decided to buy some water. Seeing that Qu Yanyan’s lips were extremely dry, he felt a little distressed. When he was going out of the crew to go to the shop outside, he was stopped by a woman.
“What are you trying to do by stopping me? Young lady, if there is nothing else, I hope that young miss will not block the way in the middle of the road.” You Si was in a hurry to buy some water. Halfway through, he suddenly met a woman who had stopped him. He was immediately a little displeased as he immediately spoke in an extremely cold manner.
This elegant woman was the daughter of the Jiang family, Jiang Qin. When she saw You Si’s handsome face, she couldn’t help but be moved. The corners of her mouth were slightly raised, and her smile was as beautiful as a flower. If an ordinary man saw her, he would have been fascinated by Jiang Qin.
“Sir, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to stop you. I just wanted to come over and find someone. Then I saw you coming over, so I stopped you.” Jiang Qin said lightly. Her attitude was not bad at all. On the contrary, You Si seemed a little aggressive.
You Si took a deep look at Jiang Qin, then waved his hand and said carelessly, “I’m not very familiar with this place. If you want to find someone, ask me and ask the wrong person. You’d better find someone else!”
Being rejected by Yousi without hesitation, Jiang Qin felt a little embarrassed. This was the first time that she had met a man who was so disrespectful to her. Didn’t he know what it meant to be kind to women? How could he refuse her just like that?
Jiang Qin smiled again, pretending that she didn’t care about You Si’s indifferent attitude. Then she approached You Si and wanted You Si to take a closer look at her. “Sir, why don’t you listen to who I’m looking for and refuse me so quickly?”
You Si shot a cold glance at Jiang Qin. He looked down on her behavior of deliberately putting his face in front of him, but he did not expose her. After all, she was a girl. He did not want to tear down a woman’s stage like this, so he just replied coldly, “Sorry, Miss, I have something urgent to deal with, so I won’t chat with you here. You can ask others.”
After saying this, You Si directly bypassed Jiang Qin, and then left the star film and television base alone, leaving Jiang Qin to be laughed at by You Si. It was the first time for her to meet such a person, who completely ignored her appearance. Well, don’t let her see him again, or she would definitely not let him go!
Jiang Qin did not waste any more time here. Instead, she walked all the way in. The bodyguard behind her also followed her with great responsibility.
After dealing with the crew, Qu Yanyan found a random corner and sat down. Suddenly, a staff member in the crew ran to her and said anxiously, “Director, someone seems to be looking for you. He’s waiting there. Do you want to have a look?”
Qu Yanyan walked over to where the staff pointed and saw a woman standing with her back to her. She seemed to be looking at her mobile phone. Her curly hair hung over her shoulders, like a princess, with a gentle aura and an unreachable height.
“Excuse me… are you looking for me? Miss?” Qu Yanyan could only ask cautiously.
When Jiang Qin heard the voice of the woman behind her, she immediately turned around very elegantly, as if she wanted to face her best. But when she saw Qu Yanyan’s appearance, she was shocked and couldn’t help asking, “Qu Yanyan? Why are you here? Haven’t you died in the fire?”
Qu Yanyan had never expected that Jiang Qin would come to her. She suddenly thought of Zong Zhengyu. She gave a wry smile, shook her head, and said to Jiang Qin, “I’m sorry, miss. You have mistaken me for someone else. What you said is my sister, Qu Yanyan. I am her sister, Qu Yisheng.”
“You are Qu Yanyan’s younger sister? Why haven’t I heard that Qu Yanyan has a twin sister…” Jiang Qin glanced at Qu Yanyan suspiciously, and then looked her up and down for a long time. When she saw the tear mole in the corner of Qu Yanyan’s eye, she was relieved, although it was very similar to Qu Yanyan’s, but her temperament was not the same.
“I was raised in the countryside since I was a child, so no one has seen me. I just came here because of the fire of the Qu family.” Qu Yanyan explained to Jiang Qin with a smile.
Jiang Qin nodded and did not want to investigate further. No matter who this woman was, she just came here today to find out more. After thinking for a while, she organized her words and said, “Miss Qu, I heard that you are Brother Zong’s girlfriend, so I want to come and see what kind of woman she is. When I see her today, I’m surprised and shocked…”
Qu Yanyan’s face darkened. This woman did not come with good intentions…
“Miss, what’s the relationship between you and Zong Zhengyu? It seems that we call each other very close… I haven’t heard that Zong Zhengyu said that he has a younger sister.” Qu Yanyan was not the kind of person who would be at the mercy of others, so she secretly sneered at Jiang Qin for recognizing relatives.
Jiang Qin was stunned. It was the first time that she had been rebutted and could not say a word. She quickly calmed down and pretended to be familiar with him. She approached Qu Yanyan and said, “I used to have a good relationship with your sister. My name is Jiang Qin. If you don’t mind, you can call my sister. After that… I may be engaged to Brother Zong.”
“Get engaged!? What do you mean? Is Zong Zhengyu going to get engaged to you? Did he agree?” Qu Yanyan suddenly became uneasy, and even her words became cold. She looked at Jiang Qin with cold eyes. What did this woman want to express by deliberately stressing this sentence?
Jiangqin curled her lips slightly. Her smile was like a winner’s, but it was reserved. Only Qu Yanyan could see the meaning in her smile.
“I didn’t say that I must get engaged. Miss Qu, don’t be too nervous. Yesterday, Uncle Zong said that he wanted me to get engaged to him, but I didn’t want to force him, so I planned to fight for it myself.” Jiang Qin’s beautiful eyes were fixed on Qu Yanyan. She had been observing the changes in her expression.
Yesterday? Was it at noon yesterday? The person who looked a little similar to Zong Jue was his father…
But why didn’t he tell her about this?
Chapter 45 Run Away from Home
“Then, Miss Jiang, why did you come to find me? Since you have decided to fight for it, shouldn’t you go to find Zong Zhengyu? What does it have to do with me?” Qu Yanyan looked at Jiang Qin coldly, as if she regarded Jiang Qin as an enemy. However, Jiang Qin’s behavior was no different from that of an enemy.
Jiang Qin smiled slightly. She did not have any reaction to Qu Yanyan’s attitude. Instead, she smiled even more happily. “Miss Qu, do you know why I came to see you? Of course, I want you to leave Brother Zong.”
Qu Yanyan took a step back and looked coldly at Jiang Qin’s proud smile. But when she thought of the scene she saw yesterday, she suddenly lost her confidence and could only say, “Zong Zhengyu knows that you did this? I don’t think he will let you tell me this.”
“Brother Zong, I hope I can come to you. I think I can chat with you for a long time, so I will let you go. If you don’t believe me, you can call Brother Zong directly and ask if it is true.” Jiang Qin’s words directly made Qu Yanyan’s heart turn to death.
Jiang Qin’s words were just a concept. In fact, Zong Zhengyu just thought that she could be Qu Yanyan’s good friend, so he asked Jiang Qin to come over to find her. But how could Qu Yanyan think so much? He naturally felt that it was Zong Zhengyu who asked Jiang Qin to do this.
She forced herself to calm down, and then looked at Jiang Qin, who was still smiling with a gentle face. Her heart was extremely cold. She clenched her hands tightly and maintained her last dignity. She said, “Miss Jiang, you’re still good at scheming. I know.”
Jiang Qin chuckled softly as if she didn’t know what Qu Yanyan was referring to. She waved her hand directly and then said with a confused look, “Miss Qu, what are you talking about? I’m here to persuade you to leave Brother Zong just for your own good. Now Uncle Zong has been angry countless times because of Brother Zong being with you. I’m afraid that you will be implicated.”
“Miss Jiang, there’s no need to say so much hypocritical words. You know exactly what you’re thinking. We all know why you’re looking for me. Isn’t it ridiculous to pretend to be ignorant now?”
Qu Yanyan straightened her back and sneered at Jiang Qin.
Jiang Qin shook her head and suddenly became imposing. She seemed to be too lazy to pretend anymore. She gave Qu Yanyan a bad smile and said, “Don’t say that. Miss Qu, I really did it for your own good. Otherwise, I wouldn’t waste my time on you, would I? If you leave by yourself, it’s better than Brother Zong abandoning you to maintain your dignity, isn’t it?”
“Miss Jiang, it seems that we can’t talk clearly between us, so there’s no need to continue. Miss Jiang, if you have nothing else to say, please leave. I’m going to shoot.” Qu Yanyan didn’t want to talk nonsense with Jiang Qin anymore, so she directly asked Jiang Qin to leave.
Jiang Qin had no choice but to nod her head and not be annoyed. There was a determined smile on her lips, which was really dazzling, which made Qu Yanyan extremely unhappy. She felt as if there was a thorn in her heart, which was so painful. Looking at Jiang Qin’s back, which was like a winner leaving, Qu Yanyan felt for the first time that she was a complete loser.
When You Si came back and saw Qu Yanyan, who was completely depressed, he was extremely worried. He quickly went forward and asked, “What’s wrong, Yi Sheng?”
Qu Yanyan shook her head. “Yousi, don’t worry about me. I’ll be fine in a while.”
“How can I not care about you? What happened? Why are you so depressed?” Yousi sighed, grabbed Qu Yanyan’s wrist, and kept asking.
However, Qu Yanyan didn’t want to answer You Si’s question. She hurriedly shook off You Si’s hand. Looking at You Si’s shocked face, she immediately apologized. “I’m sorry, You Si. I’m really fine. You don’t have to worry. I’ll be fine in a while!”
Yousi couldn’t do anything about it, but he couldn’t force Qu Yanyan to tell him. He could only nod and agree.
In the evening, Zong Zhengyu went home. As soon as he stepped into the living room, he could feel that the atmosphere was different. At this time, Qu Yanyan was sitting on the sofa with a suitcase beside her. It seemed that she had packed up all her things.
Zong Zhengyu suddenly panicked. He didn’t know what had happened to make Qu Yanyan so strange. He hurried to Qu Yanyan and asked very worriedly, “Qu Yanyan, what’s wrong with you? Why did you suddenly pack up your things? Do you want to move out?”
When she heard the name “Zong Zhengyu”, Qu Yanyan’s nerves seemed to have been completely broken. She pushed him away hysterically and pointed at him, saying, “If I don’t take the initiative to move out, you will drive me out of the house, won’t you?”
“Qu Yanyan, what are you talking about? When did I say that I was going to drive you out? What happened? Can you tell me…” Looking at Qu Yanyan, who was a little crazy, Zong Zhengyu suddenly felt nervous. He suddenly felt that Qu Yanyan was on the verge of collapse.
“Zong Zhengyu, do you have a fiancee? You have a fiancee, why don’t you tell me? Are you playing with me like a fool?” Qu Yanyan cried. She looked at Zong Zhengyu’s sad face and even her voice trembled.
Zong Zhengyu frowned. He didn’t expect Qu Yanyan to mention this, but he obviously didn’t agree. He quickly explained to Qu Yanyan, “She’s really not my fiancee. I’ve clearly refused. I won’t get engaged to that woman. Yanyan, where did you find out about this?”
Qu Yanyan sneered. She wouldn’t believe it no matter what Zong Zhengyu said, and she didn’t intend to tell him how she knew. Anyway, it didn’t matter where she knew.
“I’d better move out quickly, lest I ruin your plan. Otherwise, it will be very difficult for you and your fiancee to live here. Although I have no one to rely on, I don’t want to be a b*tch!” Qu Yanyan grabbed the handle of the suitcase next to her and pretended to go to the door.
Of course, it was impossible for Zong Zhengyu to let Qu Yanyan leave. Otherwise, he couldn’t explain any misunderstanding. He could only shout at her and threaten, “Qu Yanyan, now everything is under my control. As long as you dare to step out of this door, we will have nothing to do in the future. I will never avenge you!”
Qu Yanyan turned her head and looked at Zong Zhengyu deeply. Then, she smiled, as if she was completely disappointed with him. After a long silence, she said, “Do you think I don’t dare? Zong Zhengyu, are you threatening me with this? I really misjudged you! You and your fiancee can live a good life for the rest of your life!”
After finishing his words, Qu Yanyan quickly pulled the suitcase, put on her shoes, and rushed out of the door. However, Zong Zhengyu didn’t even have time to stop Qu Yanyan, because he thought that Qu Yanyan would never leave. His damned self-esteem didn’t allow him to persuade Qu Yanyan to stay. But when Qu Yanyan left, he realized what he had done wrong.
He rushed out of the door and wanted to catch up with Qu Yanyan, but how could she be found by Zong Zhengyu? In such a short time, he couldn’t see her at all. He suddenly panicked and didn’t know what he was going to do, so he quickly called Su Lan. Su Lan was Qu Yanyan’s assistant, so he should know what had happened to her.
“President? Why did you call me? Did something happen to Sister Qu?” Su Lan just finished his work from the crew and then received a call from Zong Zhengyu. He was a little confused.
Zong Zhengyu hurriedly asked, “Do you know what happened to her recently? She had a fight with me and ran out. She was in a bad mood. Maybe something happened.”
“Sister Qu hasn’t encountered anything these days, but there seems to be something wrong. Yesterday, she went to find the president, and she was in a bad mood when she came back.” Su Lan thought about it, and then replied to Zong Zhengyu.
“I didn’t meet her yesterday. When did she come here? Why wouldn’t I know…” Hearing Su Lan’s words, Zong Zhengyu felt extremely strange. How could he not know that Qu Yanyan was looking for him?
Su Lan was even stranger than Zong Zhengyu. He asked in confusion, “President, didn’t you meet Sister Qu? She went to deliver lunch to you at noon yesterday. She said that she wanted to thank you and then specially made a meal for you. As a result, she came back very soon. I was so angry that I even asked her.”
Zong Zhengyu suddenly understood why Qu Yanyan had asked him about his lunch yesterday. He was very annoyed now and did not know what to do.
“By the way, there was a girl who came to see Sister Qu today. Sister Qu talked with her for a long time, and then her mood became even worse. She even vented her anger on the deputy director.” Su Lan told everything he saw to Zong Zhengyu.
Zong Zhengyu was stunned and asked anxiously, “What does that man look like?”
“She looks good, and she looks very elegant. She is wearing a white dress, and her surname seems to be Jiang.” Su Lan occasionally passed by the place where the two of them talked, and heard Sister Qu call the woman Miss Jiang.
At this moment, Zong Zhengyu understood everything. He immediately hung up Su Lan’s phone and dialed Su Zhe’s number.
“Zong Zhengyu, why are you looking for me in the middle of the night? Don’t you want to be intimate with me with your wife? Do you have time to find me?” Su Zhe was playing games, but he was beaten to death by Zong Zhengyu on the phone. He was very depressed.
“Go find Qu Yanyan now. She just had a fight with me and then ran away from home!” Zong Zhengyu had no time to talk nonsense with Su Lan, so he directly said to Su Zhe.
Su Zhe also became serious. He didn’t expect that Zong Zhengyu would drive away such a good girl. He sighed and said, “I told you not to treat the girl better. Now Miss Qu has run away. What should you do? Don’t worry. I’ll send someone out to look for her. Think about where Miss Qu is most likely to go. Send me the address.”
Chapter 46 Meeting Gu Yusheng in the Qu Family
Zong Zhengyu also clenched his fists and did not know how to answer Su Zhe’s question. Because this was indeed his own reason and there was no way to refute it. So he sighed and replied, “She has nothing to go to. She can only look for it aimlessly.”
On the other side of the phone, Su Zhe also felt a little helpless. “It’s only been a few days, how could the Imperial Clan drive away such a good girl? It’s really interesting.”
“Well, I’ll send someone out to find her. Think about where she can go. It’s not safe for girls at night. If something happens, it may be over.” Su Zhe didn’t know what to say and could only answer.
Zong Zhengyu nodded in a hurry, and then quickly thought about all the things he could remember, but there was still no clue. He could only say to Su Zhe, “She basically has no place to go now. She is probably just walking on the street. You can send someone to search dozens of miles around my house.”
“Well, there is really no other good way now. I won’t talk to you anymore. I’ll hang up first. Think about it yourself.” After Su Zhe and Zong Zhengyu finished speaking, they hung up the phone without hesitation. It seemed that they were really as anxious as Zong Zhengyu.
Zong Zhengyu slapped himself with great hatred. After a long silence, he said, “It’s all my fault. Why should I threaten her? I knew she was such a proud person. I didn’t want to do that. I thought she would stop, but he left…”
But now, it was useless to think too much. He could only try his best to find Qu Yanyan. Otherwise, if something really happened to Qu Yanyan, Zong Zhengyu would die of guilt. Now he finally understood how important Qu Yanyan was to him.
Zong Zhengyu blamed himself for a long time before he remembered Jiang Qin, the woman who caused the misunderstanding between him and Qu Yanyan. He suppressed the anger in his heart and dialed Jiang Qin’s number.
This phone number was saved after the meal yesterday. Originally, it was exchanged for the cooperation between the two of them in the future. Unexpectedly, the first time she used it was to question Jiang Qin. It was really ironic.
Jiang Qin answered the phone very quickly, and her tone seemed to be a little surprised, as if she did not expect that Zong Zhengyu would take the initiative to call her. She laughed and said, “Brother Zong, why are you calling me? Did something happen?”
Zong Zhengyu sneered. Now that he heard Jiang Qin’s voice, he felt that this woman was the culprit of the misunderstanding between him and Qu Yanyan. Immediately, he asked in an extremely unkind tone, “Jiang Qin, let me ask you, what did you tell Yi Sheng today?”
Jiang Qin was shocked, but she hid it very well. At least, she did not show any flaws in her voice. Instead, she was extremely calm. “Brother Zong, I just want to go and have a look. Can I make a friend with Miss Qu and chat with her about you. I won’t say anything more.”
“A casual chat? It’s really casual of you to have a casual chat. Yi Sheng came to me and asked me if I had a fiancee. I remember that I clearly refused this matter. How could Yi Sheng know about it?” Zong Zhengyu sneered and continued to ask.
“Brother Zong, believe me, this matter really has nothing to do with me. I just told Miss Qu that your father wanted us to get engaged, but I also told her that you had clearly refused. I don’t know why Miss Qu would understand that you have a fiancee. This has nothing to do with me.”
Jiang Qin naturally hurried to explain, and the conversation between her and Qu Yanyan was also a secret concept from beginning to end. There was no clear point, but what would Qu Yanyan think?
“You’re really right. Yi Sheng came back to quarrel with me because of your words. Now she has run away from home. Jiang Qin, you’d better tell the truth.” Zong Zhengyu sneered. At the moment, his impression of Jiang Qin was getting worse and worse.
Jiang Qin naturally replied in a hurry, “Brother Zong, you must believe me. Every word I say is true. There is no lie. If there is a lie, I am willing to be struck by lightning!”
After such a vicious oath, Zong Zhengyu’s attitude toward Jiang Qin was slightly better. He didn’t want to talk nonsense with Jiang Qin anymore. When he was about to hang up the phone, Jiang Qin suddenly said, “Although I didn’t mean it, it also led to Miss Qu’s quarrel with you and indirectly caused Miss Qu to run away from home. This, I also quickly sent someone to help you find Miss Qu. The more people, the stronger.”
Zong Zhengyu thought for a moment and didn’t refuse. “In that case, I’ll have to trouble you, Miss Jiang. Well, I’m in a hurry to find Yi Sheng now. I don’t want to talk too much with Miss Jiang. If there’s any news from Miss Jiang, please tell me immediately, thank you!”
Jiang Qin agreed immediately without any hesitation. After Zong Zhengyu hung up the phone, she immediately called her and sent someone to look for Qu Yisheng. She really didn’t expect that Zong Zhengyu would care so much about Qu Yisheng, which was beyond her expectation.
She just wanted to find Qu Zerosheng in front of these people, and then take this opportunity to ask for credit from Zong Zhengyu, so that Zong Zhengyu would have a good impression of her. Moreover, she could take this opportunity to get closer to Zong Zhengyu.
After leaving the villa, Qu Yanyan dragged her suitcase and walked heavily on the street. Now she finally understood that she had left Zong Zhengyu and had no place to go. She was like an orphan in this world. She was completely abandoned in the trash can and did not even have a chance to turn over.
Qu Yanyan quickly shook her head and forced herself to cheer up. She couldn’t let Zong Jue fall into sorrow again because of her. As long as he lived happily, she would be fine. She was an insignificant clown. She had better leave as soon as possible. Otherwise, she would only feel uncomfortable and wronged if she stayed.
However, the dull pain in her heart, like thousands of arrows piercing through her heart, could not fade away. It was as if she was clutching her tightly. As long as she could not let go, she would live in pain forever and even become a walking dead. She did not know where her front was.
Qu Yanyan wandered on the street for a long time. Suddenly, she wanted to take out her mobile phone to see how long she had stayed outside. But after she took out her mobile phone, it was turned off directly, which meant that no one could get in touch with Qu Yanyan now.
There was no place for her to go. She suddenly thought of herself. There was also a place where she could go. There was a place that was originally her home. She had never been there since the fire.
After making a prompt decision, Qu Yanyan found a taxi on the side of the road and went to the ruins of the Qu family’s mansion.
Qu Yanyan soon arrived at the ruins of the mansion. In fact, it was just a house burned black. In fact, nothing was destroyed. She leisurely bypassed the police’s warning line and stepped into the place she was most familiar with.
This filled her with memories of the past.
In the past, she liked to play in this garden the most. She often pulled her friends to have a party in the garden. Moreover, the flowers in this garden were all very beautiful, and they were all beautiful. In the past, she would spin and dance in the garden, while Gu Yusheng stayed by her side and used his pen to draw the scene of Quyanyan.
If she hadn’t noticed the fire, Qu Yanyan would have really thought that she would marry Gu Yusheng and pass the rest of her life. But there was no if. Was Gu Yusheng’s attitude toward her really a lie? But why could his acting skills be so good?
When Qu Yanyan was about to cross the garden and go straight into the big house of the Qu family, a voice suddenly came from beside her. “Yi Sheng? Why are you here? This is the ruins of the Qu family’s mansion. Didn’t you say that you hated the Qu family? How dare you come in?”
Upon hearing this, she looked over and saw half of a person’s face. He was dressed in dust and it seemed that he had just returned. She immediately frowned and looked at Gu Yusheng. Then she said, “At least I am still a member of the Qu family. I came to pay respects to my sister at night, but I don’t understand why Mr. Gu would come to the ruins of the Qu family’s mansion in the middle of the night. Is there any treasure hidden here?”
Gu Yusheng’s body stiffened instantly. He didn’t know how to reply, so he could only put on a bitter expression. He said, “I came to see where your sister used to live with me. She and I used to have a very good memory. Every time I thought of her, I would come here to have a look.”
How could Qu Yanyan believe Gu Yusheng’s lie? He dared to say that he would still think of her. He was afraid that she would climb out of hell and then kill him. Was he afraid?
After hearing Qu Yanyan’s words, Gu Yusheng subconsciously rejected it. His tone was a little weak, as if he had hidden some secret. “You think too much. It has already been burned like this. How could there be such a treasure? And ordinary people always keep it in a safe…”
Qu Yanyan turned around and thought that her parents actually had a safe, and they usually used it to store important secrets. If she could get that thing, she would understand why Gu Yusheng wanted to destroy her whole family!
Gu Yusheng must have come to the Qu family in the middle of the night to find something. As for what it was, it must be the evidence of his previous arson.
“Miss Qu, I still want to ask, why did Miss Qu come to the Qu family in the middle of the night? You don’t have a good impression of the Qu family, do you?” Gu Yusheng looked over with cold killing intent hidden in his eyes. He obviously felt that there was something wrong with Qu Yanyan, and he was suspicious of Qu Yanyan, who appeared here late at night.
How could Qu Yanyan not understand the coldness in Gu Yusheng’s eyes? She chuckled and pretended to know nothing. Then she replied, “I really don’t have a good impression of the Qu family, but my sister is different. She has always been very good to me. She told me that the garden of the Qu family is very beautiful. One day, when I am almost fully recovered, she will bring me here to have a look.”
Chapter 47 Escape
Gu Yusheng took a deep look at Qu Yanyan, as if he had reluctantly accepted her words. But what exactly was on his mind? Qu Yanyan couldn’t tell from Gu Yusheng’s expression.
“I told you the same thing. This garden used to be very beautiful, but unfortunately, the fire disturbed it.” Gu Yusheng glanced at Qu Yanyan and narrowed his eyes slightly, as if he was thinking about something.
“Is it? It’s very beautiful? It’s a pity that I didn’t see it. Now the garden is already withered grass. I can’t imagine how beautiful it used to be.” Feeling Gu Yusheng’s horrible eyes, she suddenly had an ominous premonition. “If Mr. Gu has nothing to do, I’ll go back first.”
Gu Yusheng smiled gently and gradually approached Qu Yanyan. His eyes were like an eagle’s, as if he had seen prey. He gradually approached Qu Yanyan and said slowly, “There are still many good places in the Qu family. Yi Sheng, why are you in such a hurry to go back? Do you think I’m scary?”
Seeing that Gu Yusheng was actually forcing her over like this, Qu Yanyan was naturally extremely vigilant. She hurriedly backed away and maintained a safe distance from Gu Yusheng. As long as something was wrong with Gu Yusheng, she would throw the suitcase in her hand to Gu Yusheng and then turn around to run. This was the Qu family, she was more familiar with it than Gu Yusheng!
When he saw Qu Yanyan’s cautious posture, his lips immediately curled into a warm smile, but his eyes were cold. He said softly, “Yi Sheng, what’s wrong? Why did you suddenly retreat? Don’t worry, I won’t hurt you. As long as you listen to me, I will keep my promise to you when we go back together. I will take care of you on behalf of your sister.”
Qu Yanyan felt a chill in her heart. Even now, Gu Yusheng still had the face to say that she had a good relationship with him. It was really disgusting. She looked at Gu Yusheng coldly and then calmly replied, “Thank you for your kindness, Mr. Gu. I don’t want to be a mistress, and I can take good care of myself.”
Gu Yusheng’s eyes darkened. He seemed to be thinking of something, but his expression remained unchanged and he maintained his usual indifference. He shook his head gently and said, “I have said many times that I don’t want to marry Xu Rui’er. You are the wife in my heart. By the way, since you are here late at night, I think Zong Zhengyu doesn’t care about you.”
Qu Yanyan was stunned. She knew that Gu Yusheng was so smart that he couldn’t figure out why she was here, but the sense of crisis in her heart suddenly increased a lot. She slowly moved back, hoping to move to the door as soon as possible, so that she could run out.
“I just came out to see the Qu family. Zong Zhengyu will come to pick me up later. What are you thinking about, Mr. Gu?” Qu Yanyan was trying her best to keep her voice calm, but she knew in her heart that it was almost impossible to fool Gu Yusheng.
“How could Zong Zhengyu let you out at this time? Yi Sheng, it’s okay to lie to others, but as for the others, it’s okay. Anyway, you have been abandoned by Zong Zhengyu. Why don’t you go home with me today? Don’t worry, I just want to take you back to sleep for a night, and I’ll let you go tomorrow!” Gu Yusheng’s voice trembled as he spoke, as if he was a little excited.
Qu Yanyan watched as Gu Yusheng gradually approached her. Her grip on the suitcase became tighter and tighter. She had already decided that as long as Gu Yusheng dared to approach her, she would definitely let him know that she was in the wrong. Even if she really could not defeat him, she would make him suffer!
Soon, Gu Yusheng showed his true colors. He walked quickly to Qu Yanyan and reached out to grab her wrist. Naturally, Qu Yanyan would not give up. She directly threw the suitcase in her hand to Gu Yusheng.
Gu Yusheng screamed out in pain. Qu Yanyan made a prompt decision. She shook off Gu Yusheng’s hand and ran towards the door desperately. At this moment, Qu Yanyan did not dare to slack off. If Gu Yusheng reacted, she would definitely not be able to escape Gu Yusheng.
He didn’t expect that he would be fooled by a woman. Gu Yusheng suddenly became furious. He coldly looked at Qu Yanyan, who was fleeing desperately, and then immediately chased after her. The distance between Gu Yusheng and Qu Yanyan was slowly shortened. After all, Gu Yusheng was a man, and his physical strength was definitely better than Qu Yanyan’s.
Qu Yanyan was also a little desperate. She didn’t expect that Gu Yusheng would catch up so quickly. She tried hard again and then ran forward suddenly, hoping that she could get rid of Gu Yusheng behind her. However, things went contrary to her wishes. Gu Yusheng jumped over, grabbed Qu Yanyan’s shoulder, and then pressed her to the ground.
At this time, Qu Yanyan was only one step away from the gate of the Qu family. Gu Yusheng excitedly raised his lips and looked at Qu Yanyan, who was at his mercy. He said in a good mood, “Yi Sheng, why are you running? I just want to tell you not to sleep on the street tonight. Am I so scary?”
However, Qu Yanyan was not in the mood to answer Gu Yusheng’s question. She tried her best to get rid of Gu Yusheng’s hand. However, Gu Yusheng’s hand was firmly tied onto Qu Yanyan’s hand, preventing her from moving at all. At this point in time, she could no longer remain calm. Instead, she kept cursing Gu Yusheng, “Let go of me! Do you know that it’s illegal for you to do this!”
“It’s against the law? It’s more serious than that. Do you think I care so much? Yi Sheng, don’t struggle anymore. No matter how unwilling you are today, you must go home with me. Don’t worry, I won’t hurt you.” Gu Yusheng sneered, and then gently touched Qu Yanyan’s face with his empty hand.
Qu Yanyan now felt that Gu Yusheng was simply possessed. Did he really want to take her to the Gu family so desperately just to force Xu Rui’er to leave? No! He was simply for the current property of the Qu family. If she appeared as the only heir of the Qu family, then Gu Yusheng might be able to take back the property that was currently divided up. After all, Gu Yusheng coveted their property, so he approached her again and again.
“I will never go with you, even if I die! Let me go!” Qu Yanyan was still unwilling to give up. Suddenly, she burst out and kicked Gu Yu’s crotch.
However, Gu Yusheng had already guessed what Qu Yanyan would do. He gently avoided her attack and pulled her up by force. Then, he passed through her armpit with both hands and directly controlled her behavior. In this way, even if she wanted to touch him, it was impossible for her to hurt him.
Qu Yanyan was very regretful now. Why did she have to lose her temper with the Imperial Clan? She was just a pet raised by him. There was no need to be so angry, but she couldn’t control herself. As a result, she was punished now!
Being controlled like this, Qu Yanyan could only let Gu Yusheng drag her into his car little by little. Moreover, he did not have any pity for women at all. As long as Qu Yanyan struggled, she would directly strangle her neck. It made it very difficult for her to breathe, so she naturally had no strength to struggle.
Seeing that the car door was getting closer and closer, Qu Yanyan knew that if she did not run away, Gu Yusheng would really take her away. At that time, she would never see the sun again.
Qu Yanyan suddenly leaned back, and then borrowed the weight of her body to force Gu Yusheng to let go of her throat. She took the opportunity to push Gu Yusheng away and ran away. However, Gu Yusheng had been on guard against Qu Yanyan for a long time, so he directly pulled her down with a hook.
Hui Yusheng also lost his patience. He directly reached out and grabbed Qu Yanyan’s hair, and then dragged her into the car. Qu Yanyan’s whole body was in great pain. Even if she wanted to struggle, it was just a counterattack before she died. Qu Yanyan thought desperately, “Is I really going to be taken away by Gu Yusheng today? I absolutely don’t want this kind of ending!”
Just when Qu Yanyan was in despair, a cold and sharp voice suddenly sounded. It reached her ears as if it was separated by a mountain. “Gu Yusheng, what are you doing? Let go of Qu Yisheng! Gu Yusheng, how dare you treat Yi Sheng like this?”
Hearing this familiar voice, Qu Yanyan really wanted to cry at that moment. Gu Yusheng, who was grabbing her hair, also directly loosened his hand. Taking advantage of this opportunity, Qu Yanyan quickly walked away from Gu Yusheng and rushed to Zong Zhengyu, who was walking over quickly.
Who would have thought that at this time, Zong Zhengyu would come out? And didn’t Qu Yanyan come out in the middle of the night because she was abandoned by Zong Zhengyu? Gu Yusheng had many doubts in his heart, but at this time, he didn’t have the mood to think about it. He treated Qu Yisheng like this, and it was seen by Zong Zhengyu. Next, there would be a tough fight.
“Zong Zhengyu, you’re finally here. You’re finally here. I’m really scared. I’m so scared…” As soon as Qu Yanyan touched him, she desperately hugged him and even cried.
Looking at Qu Yanyan like this, Zong Zhengyu naturally felt very distressed. He quickly hugged her tightly and then comforted her a little clumsily. “All right, all right. It’s all right. I’m coming to save you. Don’t be afraid. I’m here for you.”
Qu Yanyan nodded and hid behind Zong Zhengyu. Then she carefully looked at Gu Yusheng, who was standing at the door of the car.
Gu Yusheng still looked calm. He smiled at Qu Yanyan, as if the person who kidnapped her was not him. He asked Zong Zhengyu easily, “Mr. Zong, why did you come to the ruins of the Qu family at night?”
“Mr. Gu, if you don’t come, are you going to take Yi Sheng away? Have you forgotten that Yi Sheng is my woman? How dare you touch her?” Zong Zhengyu looked at Gu Yusheng coldly. Gu Yusheng was really a good person. He was the first one who could talk and laugh like this when he was discovered doing bad things.
Gu Yusheng waved his hand, as if he had been misunderstood. He replied slowly, “I just thought that Miss Qu was homeless, so I wanted to take her home and take care of her sister for the time being.”
Chapter 48 Breaking the Misunderstanding
Qu Yanyan’s eyes widened and she looked at Gu Yusheng in disbelief. How could he say something like that even now? He wasn’t trying to take care of her just now. If she hadn’t been frantically resisting Gu Yusheng, she wouldn’t have been taken away by Gu Yusheng before Zong Jue came over.
How could Zong Zhengyu believe Gu Yusheng’s lie? Not to mention Qu Yanyan, who was behind him. Her trembling body told him that Gu Yusheng was not telling the truth. He couldn’t help but start to blame himself for not stopping her from running out. If he didn’t expect Qu Yanyan to come to the Qu family today, then she would really be taken away by Gu Yusheng.
“Do you think I will believe you if you say that? Mr. Gu, I just saw you forcibly drag Yi Sheng and take her away. Is this what you call taking care of her?” Zong Zhengyu’s tone suddenly sank. He seemed to lock onto Gu Yusheng. The darkness in his eyes gradually became extremely deep, as if he wanted to see through Gu Yusheng.
Gu Yusheng waved his hand and gently put his hand on the top of the car. Then he shook his head, as if he had been wronged. He said slowly, “Mr. Zong, what you said makes it sound like I’m going to kidnap Miss Qu. However, Miss Qu came to the Qu family at night. Obviously, she has nowhere to go. Moreover, Miss Qu seems to be more vigilant against outsiders. I can only use this method.”
Zong Zhengyu glanced at Gu Yusheng and saw that Gu Yusheng was still as fearless as a dead pig. Gu Yusheng must have something to rely on, so he dared to defend himself like this. It seemed that he felt that Qu Yanyan, who was holding his clothes tightly behind him, was shivering. Zong Zhengyu quickly patted her hand to calm her down.
“Mr. Gu, with your means, you have already become a legal criminal. I remember that you don’t seem to be such an unreasonable person, do you? How could you do such a thing? I think there must be someone who helped you to clean up the mess behind the scenes.” Zong Zhengyu snorted. Who would believe Gu Yusheng’s words?
Gu Yusheng was silent for a long time. Suddenly, he sighed and shook his head helplessly. He turned his eyes to Qu Yanyan, who was behind Zong Zhengyu, and said regretfully, “Mr. Zong, why do you think I met Miss Qu at this time? Someone must have told me. Otherwise, why would I come to the Qu family at night?”
Qu Yanyan was so frightened by Gu Yusheng’s cold eyes that she couldn’t say a word. She didn’t know why she suddenly felt a different sense of horror. She hadn’t been out for long. How could someone tell Gu Yusheng about her whereabouts? Would Gu Yusheng send someone to follow her? It was absolutely impossible. Gu Yusheng wouldn’t do that.
All of a sudden, Zong Zhengyu fell silent. Gu Yusheng’s skill made him wonder who it was that wanted the smoke to disappear. Soon, Zong Zhengyu got his own answer, but he was not sure if it was him. He could only look at Gu Yusheng and asked, “Who is it? Why did he tell you where Yi Sheng is?”
“Mr. Zong, you must know the answer by yourself. Do you need me to tell you? I really didn’t expect that Mr. Zong couldn’t even handle his father. I was a little surprised when I received Mr. Zong’s call.” Gu Yusheng looked at Zong Zhengyu, and his smile suddenly became harsh. For the first time, he felt that he was stepping on Zong Zhengyu.
Qu Yanyan felt that the aura of the people around her had begun to become rapid. She immediately understood that Gu Yusheng had come to the Qu family’s house late at night not to find evidence that might fall, but to find her and take her away. Gu Yusheng was really good at pretending! After chatting with her for such a long time, he showed his real purpose. Fortunately, she did not understand too late.
“Mr. Gu, you really have a good means. Since you hooked up with my father, my father has always been indifferent to cooperation with others. Mr. Gu, you are an exception. I don’t know what conditions Mr. Gu has in exchange for it.” How could Zong Zhengyu allow himself to be ridiculed by Gu Yusheng? His smile became cold and he directly sneered back.
Gu Yusheng cast a glance at Zong Zhengyu. He knew that Zong Zhengyu was trying to trick him, so naturally, he would not allow him to succeed. He opened the car door and gave Zong Zheng a few words of advice. “Since that’s the case, why don’t I explain it to Mr. Zong? Your father will never allow you and Miss Qu to be together. What happened today is just a warning to him.”
Zong Zhengyu’s body stiffened slightly. He couldn’t help but hold Qu Yanyan’s hand tightly. His expression didn’t change, but his eyes were getting darker and darker. It was hard to tell what he was thinking. After a moment of silence, he said, “There is no need for Mr. Gu to persuade me about what happened between me and her. Besides, Mr. Gu may not know that I am the current ruler of the Zong family.”
Gu Yusheng was stunned for a moment, and then a warm smile appeared on his lips. He didn’t seem to care much about this matter. He just needed to tell it to Zong Zhengyu. As for Qu Yisheng, he would find a way to get him sooner or later. Now he was just temporarily keeping Qu Yisheng in the hands of Zong Zhengyu.
“I’m just saying a few good words. If Mr. Zong doesn’t want to hear it, I won’t say it again in the future. Besides, I don’t care who the real power holder of the Zong family is.” Gu Yusheng waved his hand, looked at the sky, and said, “It seems that it’s very late, so I won’t talk to Mr. Zong anymore.”
Gu Yusheng got into the car directly and rolled up the window. His elegant face was blocked by the window and seemed a little blurry. However, Qu Yanyan could see the sneer on Gu Yusheng’s lips, with a cold killing intent. This knowledge made Qu Yanyan involuntarily clench Zong Zhengyu’s clothes, and then Gu Yusheng drove away.
Looking at Gu Yusheng’s back, Zong Zhengyu gritted his teeth. He didn’t want to let Gu Yusheng go just like that, but he couldn’t do anything about it. That was because Zong Zhengsheng was backing Gu Yusheng up. Why did he join forces with Gu Yusheng? There was no possibility for them to get in touch with each other at all. Could it be that Zong Zhengxiong took the initiative to find Gu Yusheng?
As if she had sensed that the Imperial Clan’s governor had lost his composure, Qu Yanyan pushed the Imperial Clan’s governor with great concern. She wanted the Imperial Clan’s governor to not be so silent. She was a little careful as she tugged on the hem of his clothes and asked the Imperial Clan’s governor in a very soft voice, “Zongyu, what’s wrong? What did Gu Yusheng say? Why are you so angry…”
Looking at Qu Yanyan beside him, Zong Zhengyu suddenly felt very guilty. He blamed himself more than before when he didn’t ask her to stay. If it weren’t for him, Qu Yanyan wouldn’t have met Gu Yusheng. His heart gradually ached, and he finally couldn’t help holding Qu Yanyan in his arms, but his body was still trembling.
She didn’t know what was going on with Zong Zhengyu, so she could only let him hold her. However, she still couldn’t rest assured. Her anger because of Jiang Qin gradually dissipated with the departure of Gu Yusheng. She could only hold him and whispered, “Zong Zhengyu, thank you. If you hadn’t come, I would have thought that I would have been taken away by Gu Yusheng. Don’t worry, I won’t be so capricious in the future.”
“It’s okay. It’s my fault. I didn’t tell you about these things and made you feel insecure. Gu Yusheng suddenly appeared here because of me. If it weren’t for me, you wouldn’t have encountered these things.” Zong Zhengyu fell into a very self-blame state. His pale face was really afraid that Qu Yanyan would leave him like this.
“What happened exactly? Can you explain it to me clearly? You and Gu Yusheng talked so much just now, but I don’t understand anything. What did your father do… Is it related to me?” Qu Yanyan was more curious about what was going on than making Zong Zhengyu blame herself.
Zong Zhengyu sighed and touched Qu Yanyan’s head. He didn’t know how to explain it to her for a while. After a long silence, he finally organized his words and said to her, “My father didn’t allow me to be with you, so he wanted Jiang Qin to be my fiancee. But I had already clearly refused. You should have quarreled with me about something. Your whereabouts after leaving home were watched by my father’s people. Then I told Gu Yusheng.”
Qu Yanyan was stunned for a long time. She took a step back and looked at Zong Zhengyu in disbelief. She didn’t understand how much hostility Zong Zhengyu’s father had toward her and how he even dared to keep an eye on her. She smiled bitterly and said, “Am I really not supposed to be with you? Otherwise, you wouldn’t be in such a difficult position… Jiang Qin is a good woman, and she is also… a good match for you.”
“Don’t talk nonsense. Father just didn’t understand for a moment, so he did this. He only wanted me to find a woman of equal status to consolidate his position in the Zong family. But it doesn’t matter to me. I want you.” Zong Zhengyu quickly shook his head and rejected the idea of Qu Yanyan. For him, Jiang Qin was at most a good partner, and Qu Yanyan was the one in his heart.
This was almost a confession, which made Qu Yanyan stunned. She did not dare to guess whether Zong Zhengyu really liked her. She wanted to ask, but she was afraid that if she did, the answer that Zong Zhengyu would give her would make her completely desperate. After a long silence, she slowly said, “But your father wants me to leave you wholeheartedly.”
Zong Zhengyu shook his head and held Qu Yanyan in his arms. This action made her feel at ease. He was silent for a long time, and then he promised Qu Yanyan, “Believe me, I will never let him separate you and me. You are enough in my life. As for the others, I don’t even want to see them. You don’t want to think too much. Leave the rest to me.”
“I see. Thank you, Zong Zhengyu. I won’t be so capricious in the future. Today… I’m just too angry. I don’t really want to question you. When Jiang Qin came to me, she said that your father thought highly of you and her, so I wanted to leave and didn’t want to disturb you…” Qu Yanyan whispered.
Chapter 49 Apologize to them
“Jiang Qin, that woman came to see you and told you everything. At noon yesterday, my father said that he hadn’t seen me for a long time, and then asked me to have dinner in the restaurant. He asked me to break up with you. I refused, and then Jiang Qin came. My father asked me to hurry up and get engaged to her, but I refused at that time. I thought it was over, but I didn’t expect to hurt you.” Zong Zheng said with regret.
Qu Yanyan shook her head. It was better to make things clear with Zong Zhengyu now. She now had a little understanding of his feelings. This quarrel was just because she did not trust him enough. She always felt that she was not good enough for him, so she had such a big outburst. In fact, Qu Yanyan was not confident in herself.
“It’s all right, it’s all right. I don’t care about these things anymore. If something happens in the future, the two of us can directly explain it, and I won’t make any random guesses. Zong Zhengyu, thank you for being so tolerant of me.” Qu Yanyan rubbed his chest, and then shrank into his arms. She now felt that this embrace was more reassuring than anyone else’s.
Zong Zhengyu nodded. Now the misunderstanding between him and Qu Yanyan had been solved, and the gloom that had been caused by Gu Yusheng had gradually dissipated. No matter what happened, he would protect Qu Yanyan. He released her, took her hand, and took her away from the place where her nightmare started. He would let her reappear in the ruins of the Qu family in the future.
Qu Yanyan was brought home by Zong Zhengyu. When he got home, he urged her to take a shower and change her clothes. Before, she had to get rid of Gu Yu’s shackles, so she was covered with dust. Besides, Qu Yanyan ran out at night. She didn’t wear much clothes, so she couldn’t hold on any longer.
After Qu Yanyan took a shower, Zong Zhengyu sat on the bed, took her hand, and watched her fall asleep. He waited for a while, let go of her hand, took out his mobile phone, and called Su Zhe. He answered the phone quickly. “Why are you calling me? Miss Qu, have you found her?”
“Don’t worry. I’ve found Yanyan. I found her in the ruins of the Qu family. At that time, Gu Yusheng was also there and was ready to take her away by force. Fortunately, I stopped her in time. I can’t imagine what would have happened to Yanyan if I hadn’t arrived in time.” At this time, Zong Zhengyu’s tone was full of hatred for himself. He even gritted his teeth and said.
The phone suddenly stopped ringing, and Su Zhe on the other end of the line also fell silent. It seemed that he didn’t know how to answer Zong Zhengyu’s question. After a long while, Su Zhe said, “Don’t think so much. Don’t you find Miss Qu now? It’s a perfect ending. But, Gu Yusheng, how did he know where Miss Qu is?”
“Someone told Gu Yusheng about Yanyan running away from home, and then Gu Yusheng found her. Do you know who this person is?” Zong Zhengyu paused. He immediately frowned in disgust, as if he didn’t want to say this name at all. “Zong Zhengxiong, he didn’t want me to be with Yanyan, so he joined forces with Gu Yusheng.”
“Your father? Why did he do such a thing? Is it because of the extermination of the Qu family? How could he do such a thing…” Su Zhe was also very surprised, but when he thought of the character of the Imperial Clan, he immediately understood. “You called me, and you must have made your own decision. Tell me, what do you want to do? If I can help you, I will definitely help you.”
Zong Zhengyu paused for a while. It seemed that he was still thinking about whether his decision was right or not, but now he couldn’t hesitate any longer. If he allowed the emperor to hurt Qu Yanyan, she would definitely not live for three days. He sighed and said, “I will make the Zong family completely mine, and then drive him out of the stage.”
Su Zhe was also silent for a while. Then he also sighed and said firmly, “Since you have made up your mind, I will naturally help you. Don’t worry.”
Zong Zhengyu also nodded. He was glad that he had Su Zhe as his assistant. “Thank you. If you have time, help me investigate Jiang Qin.”
“The daughter of the Jiang family? Why are you investigating her?” Su Zhe didn’t quite understand what Zong Zhengyu was thinking.
“Zong Zhengxiong wanted me to get engaged to her. After I refused, Jiang Qin went to Yanyan. Because of that, Yanyan ran away from home in a quarrel with me. Then, he told Gu Yusheng about the Li family’s leaving. Don’t you think it was a coincidence?” Zong Zhengyu now understood that Jiang Qin was not as gentle as she looked.
Su Zhe and Zong Zhengyu talked about Jiang Qin again, and then hung up the phone. Zong Zhengyu put the phone aside, lay down on the bed, hugged Qu Yanyan, and stayed up all night.
The next day, after Qu Yanyan woke up, Zong Zhengyu was gone. She saw the note left by him. He went to the company and told her not to worry. She suddenly felt warm in her heart. After breakfast, she hurried to the crew.
When Yousi saw the resurrected Quyanyan cigarette full of blood, he was extremely surprised. Then he asked, “It seems that you have adjusted your mentality today. Have you solved all your worries?”
Qu Yanyan immediately nodded. She remembered that she had a frank conversation with Zong Zhengyu yesterday, so she understood his intentions. She knew that it was not only her, so she would not be sad anymore. “You are worried. I have nothing to do. Let’s start filming now!”
The two of them smiled at each other and started their work today.
However, what worried Qu Yanyan was that Jiang Qin, the woman who came to provoke her yesterday, came here today. Was she here to show off in front of her? Unfortunately, Qu Yanyan no longer cared about this kind of thing. She thought about it in her heart, then looked at Jiang Qin who came over and said, “Miss Jiang, we just met yesterday. Why are you here again today? Is there something attracting you…”
When Jiang Qin saw Qu Yanyan, she immediately showed a particularly worried look, as if she had an incurable disease. She went straight to Qu Yanyan and kept asking, “Miss Qu, are you okay? Last night, I heard Brother Zong say that you had a big fight with him and then ran away from home. For this reason, Brother Zong even called to accuse me of saying something I shouldn’t have said to you. Miss Qu, I’m sorry. I really didn’t expect that my unintentional words would cause such a consequence.”
After saying so many words in one breath, she really couldn’t get tired of Jiang Qin. Qu Yanyan looked at Jiang Qin’s hypocritical face and sneered. She didn’t take Jiang Qin’s so-called apology seriously at all. She waved her hand and said, “Miss Jiang, what are you talking about? How can it be your fault? But thanks to Miss Jiang, our relationship is getting better and better.”
Qu Yanyan’s sarcasm made Jiang Qin speechless. She instantly lost face, but she still kept her smile and said, “Miss Qu, you didn’t blame me. It’s really great. I’m very happy that you can make your relationship with Brother Zong become better. Miss Qu, if there is anything in the future, you can come to me as compensation for me.”
“Well, since we’ve made it clear, I won’t talk to Miss Jiang anymore. I’m filming and have a lot of things to do, so I won’t entertain Miss Jiang. Miss Jiang, if you have nothing to do, go back quickly.” Qu Yanyan was no longer interested in coming to talk with Jiang Qin. She didn’t want to continue this meaningless conversation. And the hypocritical atmosphere between the two really made her uncomfortable.
Before Jiang Qin could reply, a man suddenly came from the other side. Qu Yanyan looked at him in the blink of an eye. When she saw the man, she couldn’t help but become alert. She looked at Gu Yusheng coldly and asked in a very bad tone, “Mr. Gu, what are you doing here? We are filming and it’s not convenient for us to entertain you. Please go back, Mr. Gu!”
“Yi Sheng, I’m here to apologize to you. I know what I did to you yesterday made you very uncomfortable, but I really don’t want to do this. I really don’t want you to suffer outside. But you don’t believe me at all, so I can only use special means.” Looking at Gu Yusheng’s acting, it seemed that the truth was really what Gu Yusheng said.
Naturally, Qu Yanyan would not believe Gu Yu’s nonsense. Wasn’t it disgusting to say something like that? Moreover, he had pulled her along yesterday and forced her to take him away. Could such a behavior be said to be taking care of her? It was a lie! She looked away and said, “Mr. Gu, I don’t want to talk about what happened yesterday. Please go back. There’s nothing to talk about between us. Don’t worry, I don’t blame Mr. Gu for this. I know Mr. Gu’s good intentions were on the spur of the moment, but after all, you hurt me. Do you understand?”
At this time, two people who hurt her yesterday appeared together. Qu Yanyan really felt that she could buy a lottery ticket, but she actually encountered such a thing. Moreover, who on earth gave him confidence? Did he think that as long as he apologized to her, everything could be ignored?
Gu Yusheng suddenly showed a very disappointed expression. “Yi Sheng, I know you are still blaming me. It doesn’t matter. I can always wait for you to forgive me. If you are angry, don’t be angry in your heart. Just vent your anger on me. It doesn’t matter!”
As Jiang Qin, who had been watching the show, saw that Gu Yusheng seemed to be very affectionate, she immediately showed a very interesting expression. It was really interesting. This person… Jiang Qin was a woman who was extremely good at disguise, so she could also see at a glance that Gu Yusheng was from the same sect as her. Suddenly, an idea came to her mind, and it seemed that she could implement it.
“Well, Mr. Gu, I still need to film now. Can I ask you not to stand in my way? If you continue to stay here, I will ask someone to send you out.” Qu Yanyan looked at Gu Yusheng coldly, showing a very impatient expression. It seemed that she really didn’t want to get involved with Gu Yusheng anymore, so she directly asked him to leave.
Chapter 50 Join Forces
Gu Yusheng didn’t seem to care much about Qu Yanyan’s attitude towards him. He even smiled even more happily because of this. However, this kind of smile made Qu Yanyan feel extremely cold. For a moment, she actually trembled. She looked at Gu Yusheng, who was also staring at her attentively. He smiled gently and then said, “Yi Sheng, I sincerely came to apologize to you. Even if you hate my words, I won’t care.”
Qu Yanyan really could not stand Gu Yusheng’s pestering. If it were the original Qu Yanyan, she would only think that Gu Yusheng was sincere to her. But now she understood what Gu Yusheng had done, but it was all to achieve her purpose, and it had nothing to do with her. So she would not believe any of Gu Yusheng’s nonsense anymore.
She was silent for a long time, and suddenly remembered Xu Rui’er. She suddenly thought of a good idea. She prepared her emotions and then showed a very embarrassed expression. “Mr. Gu, I know that your apology is very sincere, but your fiancee will misunderstand. I don’t want your fiancee to misunderstand us, so you’d better not come again in the future.”
Just as Gu Yusheng was about to retort, a voice came from behind him. The tone of the voice was extremely harsh, as if he did not want to see Gu Yusheng at all. “Why are you here? Is this crew your home? Mr. Gu, why do you have to come to the crew if you have something to do? Our crew is very busy, and it’s not a place for you to play.”
Undoubtedly, the owner of this voice was You Si. As soon as she saw You Si coming over, she immediately waved to You Si. She was very happy now. If You Si was there, maybe Gu Yusheng could leave. She did not want to deal with Gu Yusheng at all. “You Si, where did you just go? Why did you run away while you were resting?”
Gu Yusheng frowned when he heard You Si’s words. Why did this person appear again? He turned around and looked at You Si who was walking over. He made way for You Si very gentlemanly and then explained to You Si, “I came here today to look for Yi Sheng. I came to apologize to her. I did something that made her very uncomfortable before, so I wanted to apologize and make it up to her.”
You Si directly ignored Gu Yusheng’s words.
You Si’s sudden appearance immediately attracted a lot of attention. Jiang Qin, who had been watching the show, also looked in the direction Qu Yanyan waved at. She found that this person was the super-fast person whom she had met before. She suddenly lost her composure and exclaimed, “Why are you here? Are you from this crew? Then why did you say that you don’t know about the things here…”
You Si slowly walked to the front of Qu Yanyan, and then looked at Jiang Qin coldly. Suddenly, he frowned, as if he was wondering who the woman in front of him was. But after thinking about it, even though You Si could not remember Jiang Qin’s temperament, he still had some impression of her. He paused and said, “I am indeed not familiar with this place.”
Yousi’s attitude was still so indifferent, and it seemed that he didn’t remember her at all. After thinking for a long time, he finally realized that they had met once. How could Jiangqin, who had been surrounded by stars and the moon since she was a child, bear it? However, even though she was shocked, she still showed a smile. “It seems that we are still fated to meet here. It’s my fault that I didn’t make it clear who I was looking for.”
You Si glanced at Jiang Qin without any change in expression. However, when his gaze fell on Qu Yanyan, You Si’s entire body became gentle. He replied softly to her previous question, “I went out to get some fresh air. There are too many people here and their voices are noisy. I don’t like them very much, so I took the opportunity to go out to relax while I was resting. By the way, I also finished lunch.”
Qu Yanyan nodded and stopped asking. It was enough for You Si to tell her so much. If she continued to ask, it would make her look like she was blind. At this time, You Si looked at Jiang Qin and asked Qu Yanyan, “Yi Sheng, do you know this woman? Did she come to see you yesterday? I met her when I went out to buy water for you yesterday.”
Jiang Qin felt as if she had been completely ignored by You Si. She gritted her teeth. Although she was very angry, she still tried to maintain a smile and looked at Qu Yanyan. Qu Yanyan glanced at Jiang Qin, shrugged her shoulders, and replied helplessly, “I don’t think I know her. I just met her once, and it’s my second time meeting her today.”
“I see…” You Si suddenly lost interest in knowing. He grabbed Qu Yanyan’s wrist and walked toward the scene. “Since we’re not familiar with each other, let’s not talk nonsense with them. Let’s hurry up and start filming. Today’s scene is more important. I don’t want to waste time.”
Qu Yanyan was taken away by You Si just like that, leaving Jiang Qin and Gu Yusheng looking at each other. Jiang Qin was in a very bad mood. This was the first time that she had met such a person who did not respect her. It was okay that she did not respect her, but why was she so kind to Qu Yanyan? Was it because she was not as good-looking as Qu Yanyan? Or was there anything better than her?
In Jiang Qin’s eyes, it was impossible. Qu Yanyan, a stray dog, was no match for him. Even this little director looked down on her. Jiang Qin spat hard. Her beautiful face became a little ferocious, and the jealousy in her heart grew stronger. But not long after, she calmed down again and looked at Gu Yusheng.
“Mr. Gu… Is that so? I didn’t call you by the wrong name, right? It seems that the two of us still have some sympathy for each other. We are both here to apologize to each other, but others don’t understand.” A smile appeared on Jiangqin’s lips. Her eyes were slightly closed, revealing a cold light. “Since we met, this is also fate, isn’t it? Why don’t we find a place to talk?”
Gu Yusheng took a deep look at Jiang Qin. He seemed to have felt something different. He seemed to be a little excited. He suddenly understood that the woman in front of him was the same kind of person as him. After understanding this, Gu Yusheng smiled gently and nodded. “Then we’d better obey your orders. Let’s go to the restaurant near the crew and have a chat.”
The two of them looked at each other and smiled. Jiang Qin did not refuse and followed Gu Yusheng directly. They soon found a restaurant and chose a seat by the window to sit down. They sat face to face, with a somewhat strange atmosphere. It seemed that no one wanted to speak first, as if they were waiting for someone to speak first.
Finally, Gu Yusheng was the first to lose control. He didn’t expect that Jiang Qin could be calmer than him. But this also made him more excited. He felt that he seemed to be closer to his goal. He immediately said to Jiang Qin, “I don’t seem to have asked your name yet, otherwise I don’t even know how to call you…”
“You must be joking, Mr. Gu. I’m the eldest daughter of the Jiang family, and my name is Jiang Qin. I’ve seen Mr. Gu in the magazine before. He said that Mr. Gu is young and promising, so I’ve always wanted to see Mr. Gu.” As soon as Jiang Qin came up, she directly flattered Gu Yusheng, which made Gu Yusheng have a good impression of her. After all, who didn’t like to hear good words?
After hearing Jiang Qin’s sincere compliment, Gu Yusheng was indeed in a much better mood, and his smile became deeper. After a long silence, he answered Jiang Qin’s words, “Miss Jiang, you are too modest. I am not young and promising. But why did Miss Jiang come to apologize to Yi Sheng? Did Miss Jiang do something that made her unhappy?”
It seemed that Gu Yusheng was the first to lose his cool. Before Jiang Qin could explain her purpose, he directly asked Jiang Qin to test her. Jiang Qin was naturally not a fool. She immediately understood Gu Yusheng’s probing. She smiled gently and replied, “It’s all my fault for coming to visit Miss Qu. Yesterday, I came to find Miss Qu, but I didn’t mean to say something to make Miss Qu unhappy. When I went back, I had a quarrel with Brother Zongzheng and ran away from home.”
Gu Yusheng was stunned. He didn’t expect that the reason why Qu Fan ran away from home yesterday was related to Jiang Qin in front of him. He was silent for a long time, and suddenly understood why Jiang Qin came to him. It seemed that she had some intentions for Zong Zhengyu… But she came to find him because she must know that his goal was Qu Yisheng, so it was beneficial for her.
“So that’s how it is. I was wondering why I would run into Yi Sheng at the Qu family home. It turns out that Yi Sheng ran away from home. I saw that it was not safe for her to stay outside at night, so I wanted to take her home for a night and send her back the next day. But she seemed to be very vigilant against me. I was sincere to her… Unfortunately, she didn’t appreciate it.” After saying that, Gu Yusheng shook his head sadly and looked away, looking extremely sad.
There was always no need to make it so clear when it came to a duel between experts. Since Gu Yusheng dared to say it out loud, he must have already offered an olive branch. It would depend on whether Jiang Qin was willing to accept it or not. Jiang Qin naturally understood Gu Yusheng’s meaning quickly. She covered her mouth and chuckled. “The two of us are really fated. Both of us are sincere to each other, but the other does not appreciate it. Brother Zongzheng also completely ignores my feelings for him.”
“The two of us are in the same boat, but I think it’s always useful to fight for it. Since I want Yi Sheng and you care about politics, why don’t we join hands and break them up? In this way, we don’t have to work so hard.” Gu Yusheng held the brick in his arms and finally said the words of the two of them joining hands. Of course, even if it was not Gu Yusheng, Jiang Qin would take the initiative.
Jiang Qin chuckled and thought to herself that this Gu Yusheng was indeed a smart person. If she gave him a hint, he would know what she meant. If she cooperated with him, she would definitely be able to break up Sheng Zhengyu and Qu Yanyan! Thinking of this, Jiang Qin did not hesitate and nodded directly. “A straightforward person does not resort to insinuations. Mr. Gu, I believe our cooperation will be very pleasant in the future.”
Just as they reached a consensus and were about to raise their glasses to express their wishes, a woman suddenly rushed in front of them.