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Chapter 36 - Stop Being Dramatic!

Chapter 36: Stop Being Dramatic!
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
Jiang Yuning was extremely satisfied at Lu Jingzhi’s reply. He was her man and naturally, he would be on her side.
Huo Yuxi showed a shocked expression and her eyes were all watery after getting that sort of response from Lu Jingzhi. She felt as though she was being targeted and bullied.
However, neither Lu Zongye nor his mother dared to say a word to Lu Jingzhi.
The second young master was a cold and straightforward person and everyone in that room knew that he had no time to entertain any nonsense.
Even Fu Yahui who had not seen Lu Jingzhi for so many years was amazed at the way he carried himself. She did not dare to contradict his words either.
This child really resembled a dragon and phoenix. He really carried with him the authority and power of a leader.
“Aren’t you here to discuss the wedding? What are you arguing about?” Lu Jingzhi asked as he took his black coat off and handed it over to his butler. Lu Jingzhi’s eyes swept over Jiang Yuning, hinting to her that she should just leave matters into his hands for the rest of the night. “Or do you all not want the wedding anymore?”
“No, no, nothing is wrong. We were just having a small dispute,” Li Shutong quickly replied. “Don’t you agree, co-mother-in-law?”
Fu Yahui simply nodded her head indifferently.
“If that is the case, then let’s discuss further over dinner,” Lu Jingzhi said as he headed straight to the dining table. He wanted to see for himself if they were brave enough to continue attacking Jiang Yuning while he was there.
Everyone started to calm down and kept their true feelings to themselves because Lu Jingzhi was around.
Jiang Yuning was extremely happy as she watched them walking to the dining table silently, afraid to say anything out of fear of offending Lu Jingzhi.
Lu Zhengbai arrived home from the company shortly after that. Although he was not very satisfied to welcome Huo Yuxi into his family as his daughter-in-law, he knew that she was a perfect match for someone like his son. Therefore, he did not object to their marriage. He only thought that his son would perhaps become a better person after his marriage.
“Yuxi has already gone to the hospital for an examination and we have found out that the baby is about eight weeks old now. I think that we should set the wedding date for Yuxi and Zongye as soon as possible. What do you think?” Li Shutong quickly changed the subject to Huo Yuxi as soon as they arrived at the dining table. Li Shutong had very high hopes for the baby in Huo Yuxi’s belly, as their status in the Lu family would finally be elevated if the baby turned out to be a boy.
“If that’s the case, you can then find someone to take a look and let us know which are the auspicious dates to get married next month,” Fu Yahui said without any objection. Anyway, she was marrying off her stepdaughter and not her own biological daughter. Furthermore, Lu Zongye was the man that her stepdaughter had personally chosen to get involved with.
“Yuning…do you have any suggestions?” Li Shutong suddenly asked Jiang Yuning who was sitting peacefully, and waiting for dinner to be served.
Jiang Yuning was surprised to be called out and she looked up and coldly said, “What has it got to do with me?”
Jiang Yuning no longer felt any compassion or respect for Li Shutong and therefore did not give her any face at all. Jiang Yuning knew that this woman was extremely sly and it would be better if she had set the boundaries clear from the start.
The expression on Li Shutong’s face changed immediately as she glared at Jiang Yuning. At this moment, Lu Jingzhi suddenly looked up at Jiang Yuning and said, “Come and sit next to me.”
As soon as Lu Jingzhi’s words fell, everyone stared at Jiang Yuning in disbelief.
Shocking! Unbelievable.
“Wow, I never knew. When did the two of you become so close?” Li Shutong asked in disbelief. In the past, she had never seen them both even speak a word to the other.
“Grandpa had asked me to look out for her. After all, the Lu family owes her this much.” After Lu Jingzhi had spoken, Li Shutong could no longer retaliate.
Since her man had already come up with the perfect excuse, Jiang Yuning was more than willing to sit right next to the second young master at the dining table. She quietly adjusted her posture and prepared to continue watching the drama that was unfolding.
“To be honest, I am not that particular with the date of the wedding. What is most important for me is that Zongye and I get to be together,” Huo Yuxi suddenly said as she pretended to be caring and accommodating. “Actually, I don’t need our wedding to be extremely grand because I know that Yuning would be very uncomfortable with this idea. Furthermore, it would not be good for the baby’s growth if there were too many media and paparazzi around us during the wedding.”
“Then, it would be better if you don’t have a wedding reception. I would be very comfortable with that,” Jiang Yuning replied sarcastically.
“Shut your mouth,” Lu Zongye said as he glared at Jiang Yuning.
“We don’t need to have the wedding reception, then. After all, the Lu family would rather not be further embarrassed,” Lu Jingzhi replied coldly. “Although grandpa has agreed to your marriage, he would not be attending your wedding.”
Huo Yuxi was shocked when she heard the news. This was not the kind of reception that she had anticipated. She looked helplessly at Lu Zongye, but there was nothing that he could do for her.
Dinner was soon served but the dishes that were served were completely different from the ones usually served in the Lu family mansion. Jiang Yuning was extremely tempted to give Lu Jingzhi two thumbs up because these were all dishes that she loved.
Lu Zongye had no one else to vent his anger on and therefore, he called the butler and started shouting at him. “Who is the chef today? Why is every dish on the table spicy?”
The butler looked at Lu Jingzhi and then said, “Third young master, these dishes were prepared under the orders of the second young master.”
Lu Zongye was about to go crazy. Was Lu Jingzhi not aware that a pregnant woman would not be able to eat any spicy food? Huo Yuxi sat down at the dining table and kept picking her chopsticks up and then placing them back down again. Jiang Yuning could not help but to laugh at that scene.
Jiang Yuning did not care about anyone else but continued eating her food happily instead.
They had to continue discussing about the wedding, but Huo Yuxi had already dug her own grave even when they were just discussing the date of the wedding. However, they still had to discuss matters involving the dowry.
After all, the groom was a member of the Lu family. Even if their grandfather was not supportive of their marriage, the least he could do was to give her some gifts for the dowry.
The second young master suddenly said, “Grandpa initially prepared a set of gifts as a dowry for Yuning…”
As soon as Li Shutong heard those words, she started smiling. If it was prepared by their grandfather, then it must have been extravagant.
“However, he has already taken it back,” Lu Jingzhi faintly replied as he stared at Fu Yahui. “We do not expect the Huo family to prepare any gifts either. It is enough that we understand each other’s intentions. What do you think of this idea, auntie?”
“Since the both of them are so deeply in love, I believe that they will not be disappointed even if there was no dowry involved.”
Huo Yuxi: “…”
Lu Zongye: “…”
Li Shutong: “…”
Jiang Yuning could not help but laughed out loud when she heard Lu Jingzhi’s words. She knew that Li Shutong and her family had intended to take this opportunity to obtain extravagant gifts and money. After all, her son was marrying someone with connections to Dongheng Enterprise. Therefore, although their grandfather was not happy over the wedding, she had not expected him to react in such a manner and not offer them any dowry at all.
Therefore, Li Shutong was extremely angry.
“Jingzhi, I think that it is not appropriate for the Lu family to do this. After all, Yuxi is the daughter of Dongheng Enterprise. She is not a random person with no status at all,” Fu Yahui finally intervened. “Although Dongheng Enterprise is not as established as the Lu family, it is still necessary for Yuxi to receive dowry before she marries into the Lu family.”
“If that is the case, then I hope that you will discuss matters relating to their wedding without involving people who are irrelevant to this wedding. It is ruining everyone else’s appetite,” Lu Jingzhi replied indifferently.
Fu Yahui understood the meaning of his words as soon as Lu Jingzhi spoke.
If Huo Yuxi continued insulting Jiang Yuning, then he would certainly put a halt to her marriage.
Of course, this all seemed extremely normal to Fu Yahui. After all, Jiang Yuning grew up with Lu Jingzhi. Therefore, it was only right for him to stand on her side and favor her.
“Since Jingzhi has already spoken up, then I have to say this too. Yuxi, stop involving your sister and speculating on what your sister’s thoughts are regarding your wedding. After all, your sister did not say anything at all.”
What she meant was simply, stop being dramatic!