There was one more day left until the press conference.
Tangning was casually taking care of the kids at home when Long Jie visited Hyatt Regency for the first time since being homebound for one month. As soon as she saw the two kids crawling around Tangning, Long Jie couldn't help but smile, "From the looks of it, you are enjoying your current lifestyle, while the outside world has been flipped upside down because of you."
"It's not like I could kill myself to make up for it," Tangning carried Guo Guo in her arms so he could stop nibbling on Tang Tang's ankle.
"Let's talk business. I've already looked into the people that you asked me to, but I don't think we have the ability to sign all of them at once. Plus, in your current state, they may not trust you. So, let's sign one person at a time." Long Jie pulled out the information she found. After giving birth, she seemed like a different person.
But, Tangning simply looked at her without saying a word.
"I suddenly feel like we've returned to our days in Tianyi." Back then, Long Jie was highly ambitious at securing resources for Tangning, but Tangning kept breaking her heart by giving them to Mo Yurou.
"Can't you give me a bit of peace by not reminding me of Han Yufan the jerk?" Long Jie rolled her eyes. "Let's get back on track."
"I don't want any of these people. I have someone else in mind," Tangning replied. "Let's talk about it after the press conference."
"The reporters only want one of two things: either to see you cry and apologize or to see you make up a story like a joke. None of them are kind-hearted," Long Jie snorted. "But, who do they think you are? You're Tangning. You never do as expected."
"So, they're not going to see what they want to see," Tangning shrugged.
"As for those that are treading on you while you're down..."
"Those people are going to understand how it feels like to experience regret."
"All of a sudden, I'm really looking forward to the press conference."
Tangning raised an eyebrow.
The last time that Lin Qian went to hand in documents at Hai Rui, she ran into Quan Ziye in the corridors. He looked charming as usual, attracting attention wherever he went, "Hi, Assistant Lin, we meet again."
"Hello, Mr. Quan. Unfortunately, this may be the last time we meet," Lin Qian replied coldly.
"What do you mean?"
"It's exactly as it sounds." As soon as she was done talking, Lin Qian turned to leave. But, Quan Ziye grabbed onto her arm and held her back.
"I entered Hai Rui because of you."
"I didn't ask you to do that," Lin Qian said in a slightly kinder voice. "My dear brother, I already told you clearly in the past that you have your life and I have mine. Our paths can't continue to mix. You will eventually get married and I will also find where I belong."
"Don't you feel bad saying these words?" Quan Ziye asked. "Which part of your body have I not seen and touched?"
"When I wear a bikini, other men can see my body. When I get a massage, the masseuse has touched my body. So, you aren't anything special," Lin Quan said before she brushed away Quan Ziye's arm. "Go do something that you should do."
"Are you doing this because you're worried about my mom?"
"Don't mention your mom." After she was done talking, Lin Qian walked away without turning back.
Meanwhile, Quan Ziye revealed a bitter smile, "So, it is indeed because of my mother."
"Ziye, I have a feeling that Qian Qian isn't simply afraid that your mother will find out. Think about it. How many times have you told Qian Qian that you'd handle your mother, yet Qian Qian has never been convinced. Plus, everytime you've mentioned your mother, she has been extremely disgusted..."
"What are you trying to say?" Quan Ziye turned and looked at his manager.
"Something must have happened between Qian Qian and your mother. It's best you figure it out."
"You and Qian Qian used to be very close. What caused you guys to end up like this. It couldn't just be because Qian Qian has changed."
Quan Ziye fell into deep thought. A moment later, a slightly evil expression returned to his face, "Don't schedule anything for tomorrow night. I'm going home to have dinner."
"Also, figure out what Qian Qian meant by what she said."
He was referring to the part where she said that they'd never meet again.
Hai Rui's press conference was held inside the golden hall of a five-star hotel.
The time that Lu Che had set was 10:30am.
The public were just as Long Jie predicted. They were either waiting to see how Tangning made excuses or how she was going to cry pitifully and vie for sympathy. After all, the blow she suffered this time was bigger than ever before.
But, was the never-bending Tangning about to get down on her knees and beg for forgiveness?
The public was filled with speculation.
"Judging by the fact that Hai Rui dared to hold a press conference, it must mean that Mo Ting has the confidence to turn the situation around."
"I'm sure you've all witnessed how good Tangning is at PR."
"If she can still play tricks this time, then she is practically a god."
"I know, right? It is the undeniable truth that she has already killed someone."
"Haven't you guys heard? Whenever someone mentions Tangning, they immediately think of a murderer. It's scared them to the point where they've canceled all of her advertisements."
"We should first wait and see what Tangning has to say."
Of course, Tangning still had loyal fans.
"I still believe that our Ning will provide us with a satisfactory explanation."
"She once helped to keep me mentally stable and that will never change."
"It must be difficult for my Ning to be innocently blamed like this."
In conclusion, before Tangning even appeared at the press conference, the public had already erupted into conversation. Plenty of people were waiting to see Tangning's fate, and amongst these people, plenty were ready to tread on her while she was down.
"Are you ready?" Mo Ting asked the woman in his arms while they were sitting in their car. "I won't get involved in today's press conference. You can say and do whatever you want. But, at the same time, you need to consider the consequences."
"OK, I've already thought it over in detail," Tangning nodded her head. "Let me face it on my own. I don't need any PR. I just need a new start."
Mo Ting stroked Tangning's head. Who would be willing to let their lover suffer scolding from the public? Who could bear with it? But, Tangning wasn't an average person and she never reacted in the average way.
"Yes we have," Tangning nodded. "Will Mr. Mo come in to shoulder the scolding with me?"
Mo Ting did not reply. Instead, he stepped out of the car first, walked around to the other side, opened the door and offered Tangning a hand.
At this time, the reporters began to surround them. However, with Mo Ting around, they did not dare to get too close.
Either way, the truth was about to be revealed at the press conference anyway, wasn't it?
Even if they chased Tangning for an answer now, she wasn't going to answer them...
"Let's go. It's about to start."