Qiao Lian waited patiently for Zhang Chunhua to finish mocking and ridiculing her, before she twitched her mouth and asked, "Are you done?"
The woman narrowed her eyes at once.
Spreading her hands, she said, "Can I leave now then?"
If it weren't for Zhang Chunhua being in the way, she would have left rather than stand here listening to the woman spouting nonsense.
Upon hearing Qiao Lian's words, she was annoyed and rather exasperated.
This wasn't the reaction that she was hoping to see from Qiao Lian. She wanted to see a pleading and panicky Qiao Lian who was at a complete loss.
She wanted to see the girl relegated to the bottom of the pit and thoroughly ashamed.
But the person standing before her now was as arrogant as ever, just like when she had been in the news agency.
A mere newcomer who talked as though she was above her.
Yet on this matter, Zhang Chunhua was in fact grossly mistaken.
Qiao Lian had an excellent family background and, even though she had fallen into dire straits these years, her innate pride was intact.
In fact, compared to how she had been before her family's downfall, she was now much more restrained.
The sort of workers that Zhang Chunhua liked were those who would follow her around and stroke her ego. And because Qiao Lian had not done this, she thought the girl was too arrogant.
However there was nothing more for her to say, hence, she had to get out of the way to let Qiao Lian pass.
Without another look at the woman, the latter walked out.
As Zhang Chunhua looked at her figure disappear, she gritted her teeth with anger.
She only managed to calm down after taking a few deep breaths.
What was the hurry?
In any case, she would be just as embarrassed when the press conference started later on.
There was no way that Shen Liangchuan would admit his affair with Forget Chuan in the presence of all these media representatives.
At the thought of this, she heaved a sigh of relief and walked away.
After leaving the washroom, Qiao Lian went to the lounge where Shen Zihao was waiting.
He was browsing through Weibo and lamenting at the same time, "These people are morons!"
Then he looked up at Qiao Lian and frowned. "Why aren't you worried at all?"
"Would worrying help with anything?" she replied as she sat down calmly, apparently unruffled.
"That," Shen Zihao thought, "is very logical."
Worrying wouldn't help with anything.
He glanced at her a few times and then said with some hesitation, "Is there something you're not telling me? I just feel that something's not quite right."
She simply pursed her lips and smiled.
As she was about to say something, one of the workers ran in to inform, "Ms. Qiao, Best Actor Shen is here. Song Cheng asked you to join us at the press conference."
Qiao Lian nodded and stood up to follow the worker.
However, after she took two steps, Shen Zihao held her back by tugging at her sleeve. "Hey, you're definitely not so silly as to help your husband clarify the matter?"
She didn't have a chance to speak.
Shen Zihao frowned and said immediately, "I'll go with you."
They both followed the worker as he led them out.
As they entered the conference room, they saw that Song Cheng was already on the stage to start the event with a welcome speech. "First of all, we thank everyone for taking the time out of your busy schedule to be here."
Shen Zihao quietly asked Qiao Lian, "Say, do you think that Forget Chuan will be here? I wonder what she looks like for Shen Liangchuan to be so infatuated. I'm sure she's a real sl*t."
Qiao Lian replied, "… She's already here."
Looking around with surprise, he asked, "Where?"
At this point, a reporter spotted them and approached her, inquiring, "Forget Chuan, may I ask if you're really Best Actor Shen's mistress?"