Chapter 475: This Amount of Information Was Already Sufficient
Jiang Yuning was determined that An Youqing would not spread the rumor because she would not want things to get out of hand. Therefore, Jiang Yuning knew that An Youqing would definitely find a way to verify the situation by herself.
Jiang Yuning finally confirmed her suspicions when she finished training later in the evening. This was because An Youqing suddenly engaged a ‘temporary assistant’ to help her personal assistant. Well, some people really had no patience at all.
At eleven o’clock that night, Jiang Yuning wore a pair of black sports attire and a black woolen cap exactly like she had done a few days ago. After that, she went to the empty room in a cautious and low-key manner.
At this time, An Youqing’s assistant and the paparazzo that they had just hired quickly followed behind Jiang Yuning and watched as she entered the empty room.
“What should we do now? I don’t know if that man is already in the room waiting for Jiang Yuning,” An Youqing’s assistant replied as she looked at the paparazzo.
“It does not matter whether the man had already entered the room or not because he would still have to come out of the room eventually. This must be your first time experiencing such a stimulating experience. You should now that many people are suspicious about the reason why Jiang Yuning was chosen as the first female lead of <Yan Huasu>. There are so many people in the crew. Do you think that she might be sleeping with the director?” the paparazzo asked An Youqing’s assistant as the both of them camped outside the room.
“I don’t care who she is sleeping with! All you have to do is to take a picture of them together!”
Jiang Yuning and Hou Da who were sitting inside the room exchanged glances with one another and they held in their laughter for a long time before they finally caved. At this time, Hou Da suddenly said, “Do they really think that they are speaking in a very low voice right now?”
Jiang Yuning could not stop herself from laughing out loud at this time. After that, she called the young paparazzo before she said, “It’s time to end the charade.”
A short while later, there was a rustling sound in the corridor. Two minutes later, the young paparazzo brought An Youqing’s assistant and the other paparazzo into the room.
At this time, Jiang Yuning and Hou Da were drinking tea leisurely in the room.
Hou Da was also shaking her feet in a very relaxed manner.
“Cutie, what are you trying to shoot?” Jiang Yuning asked as she got up from the futon before she walked over to An Youqing’s assistant. “You have already been following me around for the past two days and I can see that you have a new partner with you today?”
An Youqing’s assistant was shocked when she heard Jiang Yuning’s words. She panicked and subconsciously backed away immediately.
“You…what do you want?”
“I don’t want anything from you but maybe…you can invite An Youqing over here so that we can have tea together then. I will be right here waiting for her.”
What men? There were no men in the room at all! The only people in the room were Hou Da and Jiang Yuning!
The young assistant realized that she had walked right into a trap and that she had just been exposed.
“If you do not want Hou Da to replace An Youqing, then you had better move quickly. I do not have a lot of patience,” Jiang Yuning replied as she stared at An Youqing’s assistant. “What is even more important is your own job…are you interested in keeping your job at all?”
The assistant quickly took out her cell phone and she was about to make a phone call when Jiang Yuning stopped her. “Tell her that the plan was a success. Tell her that you caught me having a secret affair and invite her to come and watch the show.”
The assistant wished that she could just die on the spot as soon as she heard Jiang Yuning’s words.
Why was Jiang Yuning such a scary person?
Was Jiang Yuning really asking her to lie to An Youqing?
“Sister Yuning, if I lie to Youqing, then…I will definitely lose my job.”
“Well, then I have another option for you. I just want you to tell me whether both of you were the ones who leaked the news to the public when I left the set the other day? You don’t have to say anything. All you have to do is either nod or shake your head and I will understand. I will not try and make things difficult for you. After I get the answer that I want, you can go back to your artiste and tell her that your plan was a success.”
Jiang Yuning made a proposal to the assistant at this time.
The assistant squatted down on the floor and she did not know what to say to Jiang Yuning. This was because she knew that no matter what her answer was, she would not be able to escape from Jiang Yuning’s clutches.
Would Jiang Yuning really let her off the hook if she admitted that both An Youqing and she were responsible for leaking the news out to the media?
“If you continue to hesitate and if you are not willing to give me an answer, then I will have to look into the matter on my own. However, I can assure you that I will not let the person off so easily when I find out who the culprit is.”
Hou Da sat at the side and watched as the scene unfolded before her.
In fact, Jiang Yuning was just an artiste but why did it feel as though she was already used to giving out this kind of threats?
“Are you really going to keep quiet after keeping me busy for the whole entire day? Are you really not going to say anything at all? Do you really expect me to let you go and forget everything when you have been tailing me the entire night with your companion? Do you really expect me to pretend as though nothing happened when you were secretly filming and taking pictures of me? Where is the justice in that? You should also keep in mind that An Youqing is just a college graduate who has not even debuted in any single drama yet…”
“Yes.” The assistant finally gave in.
“Why? What grudges does she have against me?”
“Youqing does not have any grudges against you. Youqing is just acting under the control of her sponsor. Her sponsor has already been watching you for quite some time because her sponsor knows that you have a very close relationship with the Lu family. Moreover, Youqing’s sponsor was also the one who leaked the videos of the young master of the Lu family out to the public. Youqing has several versions of the video on her cell phone. That is everything I know,” the assistant replied as she gathered all of her courage to face Jing Yuning. “Really, I do not know anything else.”
This amount of information was already sufficient.
“Did the sponsor arrange for An Youqing to come for the interview too?”
The assistant lowered her head and did not dare to answer Jiang Yuning’s questions anymore. Why did Jiang Yuning have so many questions anyway?
However, Jiang Yuning already got the answer that she needed from the assistant’s silence.
After listening to the conversation between the both of them, Hou Da suddenly felt cold sweat all over her body. She did not expect that the second female lead that she personally chose actually had a hidden agenda all along. How could she have known?
The only reason why An Youqing agreed to act in the drama was because she wanted to pull Jiang Yuning down together with the Lu family?
The Lu family!
The Lu family!
Hou Da felt afraid even by thinking about it.
“I think that the person who is instigating An Youqing to do all these is really insane! Why is that person trying to harm an innocent boy? What exactly are they up to? Her sponsor should just confront the Lu family directly!”
“Well, I am the best weapon that anyone can use to deal with the Lu family at the moment,” Jiang Yuning replied as she stood up and returned to Hou Da’s side. At this time, she turned around and looked at the assistant before she said, “You can leave now. After you go back, you can tell An Youqing that you took a picture of me having tea with Hou Da. I have decided to give An Youqing another chance. However, if she insists of acting in a malicious manner towards me, then I have no choice but to deal with her directly then.”
The assistant and the paparazzo exchange glances with one another before they quickly stood up and left the room immediately.
“You are going to let them go just like that?” Hou Da asked because she could not comprehend what was going through Jiang Yuning’s mind at this time. “If you were a little tougher, then you could have gotten An Youqing to come over here to explain things to you.”
Jiang Yuning shook her head. “An Youqing will definitely twist and turn the truth. It is far easier to find out the truth from her assistant. This is because An Youqing has nothing to fear because she has her sponsor to back her up and protect her. Moreover, do you really think that An Youqing will confess to her crime? She would just deny it and say that she had nothing to do with this matter and that everything was done by her assistant without her knowledge at all. Therefore, the best course of action was to simply get everything out of the assistant when she is in a panicked mode. An Youqing will not admit defeat so easily. I am just giving you a chance to replace the second female lead.”
“I am not suggesting this for my own selfish reasons but I am only giving this suggestion to you because I know that it will be very difficult to deal with the situation if things started getting messy and complicated around here.”
“Isn’t that the reason why you wanted me to help whitewash Su Jinhang’s reputation in the first place? Wasn’t it because you wanted to eliminate any hidden trouble?”
“Moreover, I do not want <Yan Huasu> to be dominated by the investors and sponsors.”