Chapter 10: Boss Mu Will Never Betray Me
Translator: Larbre Studio Editor: Larbre Studio
“Thanks for all the efforts, my journalist friends.” Ye Shengge smiled. “I want to tell you that I spend time with Boss Mu and Ms. Mu all the time. There’s no way I wouldn’t know if there was actually something going on between them. Boss Mu would never betray me.”
She repeated what Mu Yanhuai had said.
Mu Yanhuai was relieved after hearing what Ye Shengge said, but then, she said, “I believe that man isn’t Boss Mu. I couldn’t be more familiar with him.”
The journalists understood what she was implying. Someone yelled, “Does that mean you think the woman is Ms. Mu?”
“I’m not sure.” Ye Shengge blinked. “It isn’t a very clear video, so it’s entirely possible that the woman is just someone who looks like Xiaoya.”
Which meant it was also possible that the woman in the tape was Mu Xiaoya herself.
The press all understood what Ye Shengge was implying, then they all started to question Mu Xiaoya and Mu Yanhuai.
“What do you think of that, Ms. Mu?”
“Who’s the guy in the tape?”
“Will you leave the entertainment world?”
“No! It’s not me!” Mu Xiaoya had a breakdown and yelled. She pointed at Ye Shengge and shouted, “Ye Shengge, you…”
“Xiaoya!” Mu Yanhuai groaned, grabbing her arms to prevent her from doing something more reckless.
He then grabbed the microphone and said, “It isn’t Ms. Mu who’s in the tape. We don’t know who’s trying to frame her and destroy her reputation. We’ll find out who it is and make him pay for it.”
Mu Yanhuai then dragged Mu Xiaoya backstage.
“The press conference has ended. Thank you, journalists, for coming, and thanks to the audience who is paying attention to this issue.” Ye Shengge smiled and left.
She saw Mu Xiaoya’s ferocious face when she opened the door.
“Ye Shengge, you’re behind all this, aren’t you? You’re jealous of me, and you’re trying to destroy me!” Mu Xiaoya dashed toward Ye Shengge, trying to charge at her.
Ye Shengge stepped aside a bit, and Mu Xiaoya almost fell down.
“Xiaoya!” Mu Yanhuai screamed and held her in his arms.
Mu Yanhuai started to cry, lying against his shoulders.
“Don’t be scared, Xiaoya. I’m by your side no matter what.” Mu Yanhuai comforted her with a smooth voice, then he looked to Ye Shengge and said, “What did you mean, Shengge? Why did you say that?”
Ye Shengge looked at him, dazed.
She recalled when she had met Mu Yanhuai the first time. That was when she had just entered college, and she joined the drama club because she loved acting, however, she could only do stage prop work because of her birthmark. Sometimes, she would rehearse secretly in the corner, for which she would have been laughed at if anyone had seen.
Until she met Mu Yanhuai.
He had told her she was the most talented person he’d ever met and that he didn’t mind the birthmark on her face. He also said he would help her fulfil her dream.
Ye Shengge had believed him and said yes to his proposal. She had even taken a part of his parents’ inheritance from her uncle to establish Star Brilliance. She quit college to help the man and devoted all her energy to the company, and because she thought Mu Xiaoya was Mu Yanhuai’s sister, she had helped Mu Xiaoya with all her heart.
However, she had been living in a lie for three years!
She thought she wouldn’t feel heartbroken over that man, but seeing Mu Yanhuai’s unconditional protection of Mu Xiaoya, she still felt pained.
Mu Yanhuai didn’t get a response, so he looked to Mu Yanhuai who was standing there, nonchalant, in sharp contrast to the blossoming peony.
Mu Yanhuai felt warmth spreading in his heart just as he caught his eyes on her in the press conference. He suddenly forgot what he was going to say.
Mu Xiaoya whimpered again, which made him come to his senses.
“Speak!” He yelled at Ye Shengge, as if that could cover his absent-mindedness.
Ye Shengge smiled.
“The real scandal behind that sex tape is that Xiaoya interfered with her brother’s relationship as a sister and became a mistress of her brother. As long as we can clarify that, nothing else is important.”
“You’re the mistress!” Mu Xiaoya said, glaring at Ye Shengge.
“Stop talking, Xiaoya.” Mu Xiaoya scolded at her and still looked at Ye Shengge. “The woman in the tape is in no way Xiaoya. That’s very important as well.” Ye Shengge said like a professional and calm agent.
Ye Shengge still looked calm, “Haven’t you and Xiaoya denied that already? It’s up to the audience to decide whether you guys have spoken the truth or not. I’m just Xiaoya’s agent, and my clarification doesn’t matter when it comes to which guy she’s slept with.”
Mu Yanhuai gazed at her as he felt that Ye Shengge was a bit different today.
He tapped on Mu Xiaoya’s shoulders, signaling her to step back. Mu Xiaoya did it reluctantly.
“Are you suspecting me, Shengge?” Mu Yanhuai walked to Ye Shengge and held her hands. “Xiaoya and I are siblings. No matter how close we are, there’s nothing more than sibling love. You don’t have creepy assumptions like the others, do you?”