Shen Shu couldn’t help but think back. When they were kids, he hadn’t known anything about Ruan Tian, but he had heard from Zhou Xiaoqiao that her sister was a crude and vulgar person.
At one point, during the spring game event of their second year of high school, Ruan Tian had volunteered for three events in one breath, and he and Qin Yu had happened to end up watching her during the tug-of-war.
She had been a slender girl in a school uniform with a number plate pinned to the front. She had been standing blankly in the lead position while holding the rope, and when the whistle sounded she had begun to struggle ferociously, eventually pulling the rope over and winning the game.
That year, she had also taken first place in the shot put competition and broken school records in the three kilometer dash.
But back then, Shen Shu hadn’t had any thoughts of what a good job she was doing, instead, he only had one impression: Indeed, she was crude.
Like everyone else, he had only ever regarded Ruan Tian as a village girl who had suddenly flown up to a high branch and wanted to act the part of a phoenix.
He had never even thought about what kind of life Ruan Tian had been living in those years before she had brought back and, perhaps more crucially, he had forgotten that she had always been a true daughter of the Zhou family all along.
The next day, when Secretary Liu came in to work, he felt that the boss seemed to be in a bad mood. He had an extremely cold face on, and he had even scolded several people for minor things he wouldn’t usually mention.
After a meeting, Shen Shu put down his pen and leaned back in his chair, his expression heavy and dark. He said coldly: “Go and check on Ruan Tian. I want all of her information from her birth to the present.”
Secretary Liu repeated to confirm, “You mean the madam?”
Shen Shu lifted his eyes and glanced at him.
Secretary Liu quickly changed his words, “Ah, you mean Ms. Ruan?”
Shen Shu replied: “En.”
Secretary Liu was very professional, so his response was a simple: “Understood.”
However, in his heart, Secretary Liu actually felt very puzzled. The boss had divorced that woman a while ago, so why was he suddenly asking him to investigate her? As far as Secretary Liu knew, their divorce had been very smooth without even any disputes over property.
A harmonious parting of ways.
Also, Secretary Liu felt that the boss probably hated Miss Ruan very much, otherwise he wouldn’t have been able to treat her so ruthlessly.
The next day, Ruan Tian drove back and returned the car to Jiang Lili and exaggeratedly told her friend the story of how she had bravely stood up to Mother Zhou this time.
Hearing the story, Jiang Lili immediately smashed the car keys in anger, “Is your mother sick in the head? She knows that Zhou Xiaoqiao is human, but are you not human?”
Her body trembled with anger, “And all this after actually having you donate blood to Zhou Xiaoqiao like that. She’s really not a human being.”
Ruan Tian suddenly remembered that too.
She had actually almost forgotten about the blood donation.
When they stuck the needle stuck in her skin it had really hurt.
Even the heroine of a bitter drama wouldn’t have to taste the bitterness she did.
After Jiang Lili calmed down, she asked, “But why did you suddenly decide to fight back against her this time?”
Ruan Tian finished peeling her orange and stuffed an orange slice into her mouth. After a bite, all she could taste was sweetness, and said, “I’m rebelling.”
“I’m not a ****ing persimmon.”
Just as she and Jiang Lili were speaking, her phone suddenly chimed with a notification. She picked it up and saw it was a message from the bank.
Ruan Tian’s card had been frozen.
But Ruan Tian’s expression was indifferent.
After all, she had never used any of the money given to her by the Zhou family in the first place, and she had never touched that card even once.
After eating two oranges, Ruan Tian felt a little better, and she asked, “By the way, have you lined up any new jobs? You should know that I love working, my work is my real husband.”
Jiang Lili half-heartedly picked up her role as an agent again and said, “Well, I’ve helped you pick up a slot on a variety show, and there’s a role for the heroine of a web drama that I’m considering.”
Ruan Tian scratched her head, “What’s to consider?”
Actually, Ruan Tian has never taken a lead role in her life, so she knew the answer to her own question.
Hearing the question, Jiang Lili was stunned silly for a second before replying, “En, you’re right. What’s to consider? Let’s just pick it up?”
Ruan Tian responded equally recklessly, “En, take it.”
Actually, Jiang Lili really felt that this web-drama seemed to be pretty good, if a bit low budget. It was an adaptation from a novel and the original author was personally acting as the screenwriter, plus the platform that was broadcasting it wasn’t too bad. On top of that, filming wouldn’t start until March, which would give Ruan Tian enough time to take some rest.
“Ah, I almost forgot to tell you but there is one more thing. The venue for our company’s annual meeting this year has been set. It’s seven p.m. the day after tomorrow at the Lesha Hotel. Remember to dress yourself up beautifully.”
Qin Pictures was a company with a lot of well-known artists, including a few Movie Queens.
There were also many small and newly popular flowers.
Thus, the annual meeting was a place where all of the company’s female artists competed in beauty. Knowing that, Jiang Lili was really a bit afraid that Ruan Tian might decide to show up in a sweater and jeans or something and shame them both to death.
Ruan Tian agreed: “OK.”