"Mr. Lu, there's something I'm not sure if I should remind you..."
"Remind me what?" replied Lu Jinnian callously. He casually grabbed the notes he'd asked his a.s.sistant for that morning and flipped through them. They were from yesterday's meeting about him going after a woman.
The a.s.sistant carefully said, "Mr. Lu, before I remind you, can I ask you a personal question?"
Lu Jinnian's eyelids didn't raise when he said, "You may."
"Mr. Lu, in yesterday's meeting, the woman you said you were going to chase, was it Miss Qiao?"
"Besides her, do you think I would have anyone else in mind?" Lu Jinnian finally raised his eyes up and glanced over at his a.s.sistant with eyes full of caution, as though to warn him not to test his limits.
The a.s.sistant was frightened by his look, and hurriedly shook his head. "No, no one else."
The a.s.sistant was afraid Lu Jinnian would look deeper into it, and so hastily cut to the point. "Mr. Lu, don't forget, when Miss Qiao's child died in the womb, you kept that from her. She and the Xu family are very close. Xu Wanli and Han Ruchu watched her grow up. If she finds out that you defeated the Xu family... If she falls out with you, then what will happen?"
When Lu Jinnian heard about Qiao Anhao's miscarriage, he thought back to the accident whilst filming "Heavenly Sword". At the thought of Qiao Anhao already knowing that she had a miscarriage, his expression immediately fell.
The a.s.sistant was so scared, his legs s.h.i.+vered, as he thought it was because he had insinuated that Miss Qiao would fall out with him. Afraid that Lu Jinnian would get angry, and would get back at him, he hurriedly changed his words. "Mr. Lu, I believe Miss Qiao would believe you. She'd definitely believe you. She absolutely won't fall out with you!"
Lu Jinnian seemed like he was long used to his a.s.sistant's grovelling after sharing his honest words of advice, so he just continued with no regards, "She already knows about the child."
"Eh? Ah? Miss Qiao knows?" The a.s.sistant's eyes were practically going to fall out, as he looked at Lu Jinnian in disbelief. "How did Miss. Qiao find out?"
The a.s.sistant remembered that only he and the doctor knew about Qiao Anhao's miscarriage and swiftly cleared himself. "Mr. Lu, I promise you, I didn't tell Miss. Qiao!"
"It was Han Ruchu," Lu Jinnian revealed, calm as ever.
The a.s.sistant secretly sighed in relief. Thankfully, Mr. Lu didn't doubt his loyalty.
Lu Jinnian carried an auspicious air between his brows. "If Qiao Qiao hadn't gotten into an accident during filming, I'd never have jumped down after her, and she might've misunderstood me forever!"
"Han Ruchu is truly despicable!" The a.s.sistant firstly expressed his anger, but then sill reiterated what he had just tried to remind him. "Mr. Lu, even if Miss Qiao had a miscarriage, we don't have sufficient evidence to prove it. To solely rely on the sleeping pills in the swallow's nest, it won't be enough to convince her. If she doesn't believe Han Ruchu could really do it, then we still..."
This time, the a.s.sistant learned well to leave some words be.
"I'll handle this." Indeed, Lu Jinnian had already though of a plan. When Qiao Anhao and he were in danger, the only reason why he didn't tell her the whole truth was because Han Ruchu was her future mother-in-law and her fiance's mother. He didn't want to ruin the perfect imagine she had of her.
But now, things were different. Now, he had a chance to be with her.