Chapter 38 — Resolve It Together
At breakfast time, Qin Jiran made two small desserts and prepared a lunchbox for Su Yanyi to take with her to work . Ever since she told him that she liked to eat desserts, he had been taking the time to learn .
Due to his busy schedule, he hadn’t been able to learn much and only knew a few recipes . Regardless, however, he made the ones he knew how to make very often .
Su Yanyi happily took the desserts and lunchbox with her on the road, but while she was in the car, she received a call that made her unhappy . Kang Zhong reported that two media companies had released news about her and Qin Jiran . Both articles accused her of faking her marriage for the sake of her personal freedom and Qin Jiran of cheating his way to fame .
Every sentence was slanderous, and the two companies happened to be ones that opposed Mother Su’s media company, Dragon’s Emissary . Alone, they would not stand a chance, but together, they were capable of challenging Dragon’s Emissary .
That was the only reason why the articles had been able to come out and take Su Yanyi and her family by surprise . When she heard the news, she immediately knew who was behind it . Who else, if not the Wang family?
“President Su, I’ve already sent people out to investigate, and I’ve also cautioned the other media companies . For now, the news will not spread . However, the two companies that released the articles are mainstream media companies, so quite a few people have seen the articles already .
Kang Zhong sounded displeased . He didn’t know about the contract that had initiated Su Yanyi and Qin Jiran’s marriage, but he knew that couple had some problems and was working through them . Kang Zhong genuinely wished for Su Yanyi and Qin Jiran to be happy together, so he was irked by the new scandal .
The Wang family was really annoying!
“Are there reporters outside the company?” Su Yanyi asked after a moment . Her expression was normal, as she had expected the Wang family to retaliate . As a matter of fact, she would’ve been disappointed if they did nothing . After all, the game would only be fun if both sides were participating .
Alas, the Wang family had decided to play such a boring card . The Su family splashed dirty water on them, so they splashed dirty water back . How unimaginative .
“Yes . Should we drive them away?” Kang Zhong was rather helpless against the seemingly ubiquitous reporters .
“No, I’ll be there soon . ” It was always her marriage with Qin Jiran that the Wang family liked to pounce on, which made her impatient .
She hung up and gave Qin Jiran a call .
… . .
At this time, the man was frowning as he read through the various responses left by the public towards the scandal . He’d also sent Jiang Xiaobin to get the situation under control, but it was as Kang Zhong had said: the companies were mainstream, so it was hard to cover up the scandal . It was spreading .
Personally, Qin Jiran didn’t care about his reputation, but he didn’t want to drag Su Yanyi down with him . After all, if it weren’t for his status as a star, the scandal wouldn’t have garnered so much attention
He was considering whether or not to release the dirt he’d recently dug up on Wang Zhilin when he received a call from Su Yanyi .
“Yanyi, I’ll resolve this as soon as possible, I won’t let it affect you . ” He was planning to explain himself and then release dirt on Wang Zhilin and the Wang family . The masses were forgetful . The articles on him and Su Yanyi bore no evidence anyway, so making them disappear would not be difficult .
“How do you plan to resolve it?” she asked curiously
He didn’t hide anything from her and told her his plan .
“I’ll explain to the public, and,” he cleared his throat, “if you don’t mind, I’ll tell them that I was the one who pursued you . Afterwards, I’ll expose some things about the Wang family, and by then, the public’s attention will be shifted from us . ”
This way, the public would be more inclined to believe that he had pursued Su Yanyi for the sake of power . She would be allowed to escape the slanders, albeit at the expense of his reputation .
Generally, the best way to handle a scandal was to ignore it, but he didn’t want Su Yanyi to suffer from the bad-mouthing by others . He couldn’t care less about his reputation, as it was nothing compared to his concern for her .
Qin Jiran’s consideration warmed Su Yanyi’s cold heart, but his plan upset her . She understood its implications and consequences just as well as he did .
On one hand, she was upset because she was Su Yanyi—when was she ever a woman who needed the sacrifices and protection of others? On the other hand, she felt warm because there was someone who was willing to sacrifice and protect her .
Qin Jiran, you… Two lifetimes, and yet you’re still this stupid, she chided him in her mind .
In her past life, on her rare occasions of boredom, she would wonder what exactly the man was after . When she was well and healthy, she was beautiful, intelligent, and boasted an impressive family background, so it was understandable for him to like her .
However, after she became a human vegetable and fell into a pale and sickly state where her appearance was so haggard that even she herself probably wouldn’t have been able to bear, he stayed and took care of her . She’d felt like a treasure in his meticulous hands . Her own family hadn’t been as attentive as he was . Even now, in this life, she often recalled those moments
“You don’t need to do that . Come here, I’ll be waiting outside the company for you . We’ll resolve this together,” she spoke firmly to conceal her emotions .
Suddenly, she thought of a saying: Some people are selfish because they want to be treated well, and other people are selfish because they do not want to be treated well . Su Yanyi believed that she was the latter . If someone treated her well, she would repay their kindness .
Because Qin Jiran treated her well in her past life, she swore to protect him in this life .
Before the man could respond, she hung up . Recalling her words, ‘we’ll resolve it together,’ he smiled . Those words proved that at the very least, she saw him as someone who was on the same side as her . From ordinary friends to comrades, this was a positive change, right?
He changed into a compelling silver-grey Western suit, appearing as though he was preparing for battle, and took firm step closer to his beloved . Although he wished to protect her and shelter her from the wind and rain, he also liked to fight alongside her .
It made him feel like the distance between them was closing and gave him an extra sliver of hope towards their future . If he could, he hoped to stand by her side forever and never abandon her .