It was the time of day when the sky was not completely bright, but could be seen slightly peeking through the clouds, while the houses in the vicinity were still blurred shadows.
Hai Rui were the first to receive news of An Zihao's scandal. As soon as Tangning found out, she subconsciously looked at Auntie Bai.
Bai Lihua didn't understand what was going on. But, as soon as she looked at Tangning's phone and saw the game that her daughter and An Zihao were playing, her face involuntarily turned pale. She then pulled out her own phone and gave An Zihao a phone call. But, because An Zihao had spent the entire night taking care of Chen Xingyan, he was currently lying unconscious on the sofa.
Bai Lihua paced back and forth inside the living room, so Tangning comforted, "Auntie Bai, I can guarantee that things aren't the way it appears."
"But..." Bai Lihua began to stutter, "But..."
"Trust me. This must be a misunderstanding," Tangning pulled Bai Lihua down so she could sit next to her.
"That best be the case. Otherwise, how is Xiao Xing going to continue living?" Bai Lihua did not care if Chen Xingyan got famous or not. She just wanted her daughter to remain innocent and not have to carry any bad nicknames. "Why did this happen after she just signed a contract for a great role? Mr. An wouldn't have really..."
"Don't worry, he wouldn't," Tangning definitely had the right to vouch for An Zihao's character.
Bai Lihua looked at Tangning seriously before she relaxed. She did not know An Zihao well, so she couldn't trust him. But, when it came to Tangning, she definitely trusted her....
Tangning looked at Bai Lihua's worried expression and began to feel a little bothered by the incident.
If Bai Lihua was actually Mo Ting's mother, then that meant, Chen Xingyan was Mo Ting's stepsister.
With the added fact that she liked Chen Xingyan's personality, Tangning decided that she wasn't going to just sit on the sidelines.
Thinking of this, Tangning immediately gave Fang Yu a phone call, "Help me find out who the producers and directors are for 'The Savage Wars'."
Tangning wasn't going to use Hai Rui to deal with this matter. Firstly, she was just a signed actress, and secondly, Mo Ting was just her husband and manager. At times like this, she needed to draw a clear line between herself and Hai Rui.
There was no reason for Hai Rui to exhaust efforts and resources to help an unrelated actress.
"Don't worry. I won't just sit idly by and do nothing," Tangning guaranteed.
An Zihao was eventually awoken by the sound of Annie's voice. She was in a panic as she handed him her phone, "Mr. An, look!"
An Zihao sat up on the sofa and completely awoke after seeing the news, "What is this about?"
"I'm not sure. I saw this news as soon as I woke up."
An Zihao immediately looked at his phone and discovered he had 20-30 missed calls. Amongst them were calls from Bai Lihua.
An Zihao walked into the bathroom and gave his face a wash. After regaining his composure, he thought about the incident carefully and realized...there was only one person which could have taken the photos...
So, he immediately rushed out of the bathroom and grabbed onto Annie's wrist, "Why did you do this?"
Annie froze for a moment in surprise, "Mr. An, what do you mean? I didn't do this..."
"Apart from you, there's no fourth person in this apartment that could have captured such a clear photo."
"Mr. An, it really wasn't me. If it was me, I would have run away by now. Why would I sit around waiting for you to catch me? It really wasn't me..." Annie's expression was sincere and innocent.
The expression on her face as she retreated made An Zihao actually question whether there was a ghost in the apartment.
Afterwards, An Zihao threw away Annie's arm and warned in a cold tone, "If I find out that you were the one to stab us in the back, I will treat you the way that you have treated Chen Xingyan today."
Annie looked back with watery eyes like she had been frightened. As she huddled up to the side, Chen Xingyan appeared from her bedroom and said to the two, "What's happening here?"
An Zihao looked at Chen Xingyan without responding. He simply picked up his jacket from the sofa and walked away as he warned, "It's best if you don't leave the apartment today."
An Zihao walked away without responding.
Chen Xingyan was still in a confused state as Annie gestured for her to quickly look at her phone. Of course, as Chen Xingyan held onto the phone, Annie tried to defend herself, "It really wasn't me. I wouldn't do it unless I have a death wish."
Chen Xingyan glared at Annie without another word. After she read through the entire news article, she looked at Annie in seriousness, "Tell me, do you think this scandal has the capability to destroy An Zihao's career?"
Annie shook her head, gesturing that she was unsure of the consequences.
"In that case, I'm sure you can answer this next question. Who took this photo? And how did it get leaked to the public?"
"I really don't know."
"Fine. I know you're good at acting innocent. In that case, we will do as I say. If it wasn't you, then it should be no issue for you to step out and vouch for An Zihao, right?"
Annie did not look pleased. After a short pause, she finally replied, "Last night when you appeared to be having a fever, I also vomited quite a lot. I called Mr. An for help, but before he arrived, I was already asleep in my room. I have no idea what you guys did. So, how am I suppose to vouch for him?"
Chen Xingyan glared at Annie, trying to understand what she was thinking.
But, she had absolutely no idea what this woman was thinking.
"If I find out that you did this, I will drag you down to the grave with me."
After speaking, Chen Xingyan turned towards the door. She originally wanted to step out and assess the situation, but the apartment was already surrounded by reporters.
Yet, how did An Zihao sneak out without anyone knowing?
"Fine, I'll step out and vouch for Mr. An." Perhaps she wanted to prove her own innocence, or perhaps she actually wanted to help An Zihao, a moment later, Annie said to Chen Xingyan, "I'll vouch for Mr. An. There was never anything going on between the two of you to begin with, so I will definitely clarify for the two of you and myself."
Another person wanted to clarify themselves...
"You said it. Let's wait for An Zihao to organize everything," Chen Xingyan said.
Annie nodded before quickly returning to her room and regaining her composure.
But, was she really going to vouch for An Zihao?
She was going to let them see a good show.
Chen Xingyan naturally didn't trust Annie, so she immediately made a phone call to Hyatt Regency and recalled the entire incident to Tangning.
After hearing the story, Tangning laughed, "Why did you ask Annie to vouch for you?"
"What do you mean?"
"Annie's words mean nothing to the public."