That night, Chen Xingyan was immersed in her own thoughts.
Every time she closed her eyes, she would think about the way she was insulted earlier by the group of men. She tried her best to resist seeking Annie for revenge and it tormented her. As a result, she broke out in a fever in the middle of the night.
An Zihao didn't find out that she wasn't well until early in the morning when he remembered that she hadn't eaten all day and was worried that she was hungry. Upon entering the room, he grabbed her wrist and realized that he had been wrong.
Chen Xingyan was already convulsing from a serious fever.
"Let me take you to the hospital," An Zihao stretched out his arms to carry Chen Xingyan, but Chen Xingyan resisted.
"I don't need to go."
"It's not the right time for you to be stubborn," An Zihao said as he pressed down on her feverish body. "You are currently having a fever, you need medical help."
"If I say I'm not going, then I'm not going," when Chen Xingyan was persistent, no one could stop her. "Get out of my room. I'm simply having a fever because I can't hold back my anger and it's tormenting me."
An Zihao suddenly fell quiet. He knew that he would never understand the humiliation that Chen Xingyan had gone through. And he knew that it was because of him that this carefree girl had suffered.
As a result, he couldn't help but pull Chen Xingyan into his embrace, "I'm sorry. This was all my fault."
"I don't care who's at fault. I just want Annie to pay for what she has done!"
"I understand. I will definitely present you with this opportunity!" An Zihao promised. "Stop torturing yourself. I won't be able to handle it. Yunxin got into a similar argument with me in the past and afterwards, she died in a car accident. I don't want history to repeat itself."
"You must be seeing things. I'm nothing like your long-gone girlfriend. Even if I'm to die, I would definitely drag someone with me to soften the fall."
Chen Xingyan wasn't someone that others were allowed to offend. There was a strength in her character that could be easily seen.
An Zihao understood how Chen Xingyan was like, so all he could do was hug her tightly, not letting go, "Let others die and face the consequences on their own."
Chen Xingyan returned An Zihao's hug as she trembled in anger. After a while, she finally said to An Zihao, "I miss my mom..."
"I'll take you to Hyatt Regency tomorrow."
So, as promised, An Zihao brought Chen Xingyan to Hyatt Regency the next day.
Upon seeing her daughter, Bai Lihua immediately hugged her as her heart ached, "Why do you look unwell?"
"Mom, can you sleep by my side for a little bit..." only in front of Bai Lihua did Chen Xingyan ever reveal the girly side of herself.
"OK, I'll take you to my room..." Bai Lihua glanced at Tangning before leading Chen Xingyan into the guest bedroom.
An Zihao looked helplessly at the two women as they disappeared into the room. He then turned his attention to Tangning, "Tangning, I have a favor to ask of you."
"I don't think you've ever pleaded me for anything before," Tangning said as she closed the script in her hands. "Tell me what it is. If there's something I can do, I will definitely do it."
"It's not convenient for me to step out and do anything. Especially since Chen Xingyan doesn't trust me. So, I can only rely on you..." An Zihao said before he recalled the events that happened the day before. "On the way here, I already did some research. President Wang will be taking Annie to an event. And this event may be the only one that is worthy of your attendance..."
"Before I make a move, I hope to create a chance for Annie to meet Chen Xingyan, so Chen Xingyan can personally get revenge!"
"What event is it?" Tangning asked.
In the end, protecting Chen Xingyan was the Mo Family's responsibilty. Since An Zihao was just another victim, he shouldn't be forced to handle everything on his own.
"The film 'Werewolf' will be holding a pre-screening event. Lin Sheng is the main actor, so you should go there and show some support."
"But, Chen Xingyan might not be willing to go with me," Tangning pointed out.
"I'll speak to Auntie Bai about it and get her to convince her," An Zihao replied. "Tangning, I don't trust anyone else."
Seeing An Zihao's seriousness, Tangning nodded her head, "Why do you care so much about Chen Xingyan's matter?"
"Because she reminds me of Yunxin. My biggest regret in life is not protecting Yunxin enough. So, I can't let Chen Xingyan continue to suffer," An Zihao opened his heart to Tangning, "Plus, Chen Xingyan is like a little wolf that is covered in the smell of blood. I'm afraid, if I don't help her get revenge, she will do something unexpected..."
"I'll make arrangements."
In reality, Tangning felt that An Zihao was being overprotective of Chen Xingyan. She also felt that he cared too much about her without noticing it himself.
After all, the little wolf was brave, so there was no way that she'd let herself get hurt.
As for the events that happened at the apartment, Tangning agreed that Annie deserved to die for what she had done.
"Thank you," seeing that Tangning was willing to help, An Zihao felt like a weight had been lifted off his shoulders. But, he felt like he hadn't done enough for Chen Xingyan yet.
"I know you've got a lot on your mind. Go do what you need to do," Tangning could sense the burning vengeance coming from An Zihao. For the sake of Chen Xingyan, he was truly angry this time and was ready to tear down Director Matt's entire company.
An Zihao felt rest-assured leaving Chen Xingyan in Tangning's hands, so he got up and left.
As for convincing Chen Xingyan to turn up at the pre-screening, it wasn't a difficult task to do. All that was required was a simple mind game.
"Tangning will be attending a pre-screening tonight, but Mr. Mo won't be able to step away from his work. Bodyguards aren't allowed into the event, so why don't you accompany Tangning as her assistant and help Mr. Mo protect her?" Bai Lihua persuaded after Chen Xingyan awoke from her nap. "You must have noticed by now, on the surface, I appear to be a maid here at Hyatt Regency, but in reality, they have taken really good care of me. If you don't help them out a little, I will feel really bad."
Chen Xingyan did not think too much into it, nor was her mind in the right place to think about it. As she lay in bed, she simply nodded her head, "I'll do as you say."
"Good, in that case, I'll help you prepare an outfit."
In reality, the guest list for the event had already been finalized. So, Tangning had to get Lu Che to contact Lin Sheng's manager.
As soon as the manager heard it was Tangning, he was over the moon. As a result, he added Tangning on the list as a surprise guest.
Back when Tangning acted with Lin Sheng, she was still unknown. But now, she was an actress that everyone acknowledged.
"Tangning, your attendance is a huge form of support for Sheng. He will forever remember this."
The man had no idea that Tangning had an important mission and motive for attending the pre-screening: she was going to show Annie how it felt to be truly bullied!