Sweetest Top Actress in My Home - Chapter 18 - But the Bed is Too Small
“Lu Jingzhi, who do you think you’re treating as a maid now?” Li Shutong asked angrily.
“If you’re unhappy with that idea then… get out of this house now?” Lu Jingzhi said as he looked mercilessly at Lu Zhengbai. “They are lucky that I am the one witnessing all these today. If it were Grandpa, do you think there is still room for you to plead for them right now?”
Lu Zhengbai could only lower his head and sigh. “We will do as you say.”
“Alright then, I believe every one of you have heard me clearly. From today onwards, there is no third young master or second mistress anymore. You are no longer supposed to serve them or treat them as masters in this house. You are all supposed to treat them as two additional servants in this house.”
“As long as I am around, there is no room for them here.”
Everyone in the Lu family mansion merely nodded their head and kept silent as Lu Jingzhi commanded them. No one dared to move a finger or speak a word as they could feel Lu Jingzhi’s wrath. Even Li Shutong who was still sitting on the floor, finally decided to keep her mouth shut.
Jiang Yuning witnessed the entire scene and could not help her heart from beating faster. When her idol was angry, he could be really scary and unstoppable.
“Butler, please also prepare a guestroom for Miss Jiang so she can stay here for another two more days.”
Jiang Yuning naturally understood why Lu Jingzhi instructed the butler to prepare a guestroom for her. He wanted her to stay at the Lu family mansion for a few more days to continue watching Lu Zongye and his mother who were both in misery now.
“No, you don’t have to. It is alright,” Jiang Yuning quickly rejected. She was not confident that she could stay on to criticize and make fun of someone in their own home.
“Huh?” Lu Jingzhi turned around to look at Jiang Yuning who was pushing away the chance that he had created for her.
“I really hate both Lu Zongye and his mother, but I have not forgotten that this is the Lu family mansion after all. Even if I were to vent my anger and frustrations on them, I will not do it in the Lu family mansion. Of course, my biggest wish is that I never have to see both this mother and son again for the rest of my life.”
She did not want to see them?
That would not be possible as she was going to be Lu Zongye’s future sister-in-law.
“As you please,” Lu Jingzhi replied. “However, you have to stay here tonight to look after your grandfather.”
“I can just sleep in your study tonight. You do not need to trouble the butler to prepare another guestroom for me,” Jiang Yuning quickly replied. The Lu family mansion was not the same as it used to be. Even if the relationship between Jiang Yuning and Lu Jingzhi was not as simple as it seemed now, she did not want to spend any more time staying at the Lu family mansion and give herself unnecessary stress.
“Butler, just do as she said.”
Not far away from them, Lu Zongye and Li Shutong looked as if they had just lost their souls. One of them sat on the sofa talking to himself, while the other just sat on the floor motionlessly.
They did not dare to move, nor did they wanted to move.
Who would want to be downgraded from being the masters of the house to becoming a servant that can be ordered around by anyone?
Furthermore, Lu Jingzhi’s oppression over them was so strong that they rather be silent and dead when he was around.
Lu Zhengbai could only sigh as he stared helplessly at the both of them. He did not know what else he could do and had no intention of doing anything else.
This was because Lu Jingzhi’s words had reminded him that these two people had been abusing their status and authority in the Lu family for so many years. Lu Zhengbai was afraid that the old master might already be aware of what they had done all these years and that this would be the final straw for him. He could not imagine the consequences if he continued condoning their actions.
Dinner was soon served by the butler and the kitchen staff. The Lu family mansion seemed extremely empty as only Lu Jingzhi and Jiang Yuning were dining at the table.
Although Lu Jingzhi’s father had a few brothers and a sister, they were all high achievers who had their own accomplishments. Aside from the holidays, they were rarely seen at the Lu family mansion.
Lu Zhengbai’s family was the only ones who were still living in the Lu family mansion. At this time, Lu Zongye and his mother were still sitting in the living room like sculptures.
“The both of them—are they going to stay this way the entire night?” Jiang Yuning asked as she stared at them in fascination. This was the first time that she had seen this kind of response when a person was in shock.
“I don’t think that they will move—maybe not till tomorrow morning,” Lu Jingzhi replied with a strange expression on his face.
“It looks like I should enjoy this moment and look at them as much as I can then. This is really amazing,” Jiang Yuning said as she continued staring at them in fascination as she ate her dinner. She even took out her cell phone to take pictures of both the mother and son who were in shock.
“There is no bathroom in the study room. You can take a shower in the guestroom before heading upstairs later,” Lu Jingzhi informed Jiang Yuning as he wiped his mouth elegantly after he was done with his meal.
“I don’t want to shower then,” Jiang Yuning said as she stuck her tongue out at Lu Jingzhi.
“If you don’t want to shower, then don’t sleep on my bed.” Lu Jingzhi stood up as soon as he finished his sentence. He walked through the living room where the two sculptures were still in place and headed upstairs to his bedroom.
Jiang Yuning snickered as she knew that Lu Jingzhi had moderate obsessive-compulsive disorder and therefore, cleanliness was important to him.
After finishing her meal, Jiang Yuning went to the guestroom to check on her grandfather. Jiang Yuning could see that the butler had taken very good care of her grandfather. She suddenly remembered that she had to update Ku Jie on the situation and she quickly took out her cell phone to call him. “Grandpa is fine. I will send him back to the hospital tomorrow.”
“Didn’t Lu Zongye that bastard tried to make things difficult for you?”
“Yes, he did but I have someone to rescue me,” Jiang Yuning said as she sighed. “That scumbag Lu Zongye is not moving, but he is still sitting in the living room right now, as though he is a sculpture.”
“Luckily you were smart enough to call for backup. See you in the morning tomorrow.”
Ku Jie started disliking and developing hatred towards everyone in the Lu family because of all the wrongdoings that Lu Zongye had done towards Jiang Yuning.
Even though he knew that Lu Jingzhi was completely different in comparison, Ku Jie found it difficult to accept that fact.
Jiang Yuning understood Ku Jie’s feelings and therefore, she did not force him to accept Lu Jingzhi. After her grandfather had fallen asleep, Jiang Yuning slowly walked up the stairs to the study room on the third floor.
She got a little excited when she saw the passcode lock on the door because she could never have expected that the passcode to unlock Lu Jingzhi’s door was her birthday.
She could see Lu Jingzhi sitting behind the door when she pushed it open. He was dressed in a black robe and as soon as he saw her, he pulled her to him and sat her down on his lap.
“When did you come up?” Jiang Yuning whispered softly as she was afraid that other people would find out that they were dating in secret upstairs.
Lu Jingzhi tightened his arms around her waist and replied coldly, “I have already informed the butler not to come up and disturb you at night so you don’t have to be so worried.”
“You did not even do it for my sake. You clearly did it for yourself!” Jiang Yuning said scornfully, but as soon as she thought about the passcode on the study room door, she quickly resumed interest in the conversation. “The passcode for your study room is my birthday, right?”
“Yes, it is,” Lu Jingzhi replied.
“When was it set?”
Lu Jingzhi stared at Jiang Yuning with full, dark black pupils that radiated and sparkled like diamonds.
“On the day that I set up the passcode lock.”
Jiang Yuning’s heart started racing as soon as she heard his answer. She was extremely flustered, especially because Lu Jingzhi was staring at her so intensely. She could feel goosebumps rising all over her body and she could not take it any longer. “Stop staring at me like that.”
Lu Jingzhi placed his hand behind Jiang Yuning’s neck as he pulled her closer to him and then started kissing her on the lips.
Jiang Yuning could smell Lu Jingzhi who smelled like the fresh ocean breeze and she subconsciously closed her eyes to enjoy the intimate moment between them. It was only after Lu Jingzhi’s hand went under her shirt behind her back that she quickly regained her senses. “My good friend 1 is still around.”
Lu Jingzhi lowered his voice to hide his desire. “I know.”
“Maybe you should go back to your room to sleep—” Jiang Yuning tried to chase Lu Jingzhi to bed because she felt that she was about to lose control because she could feel the warmth of his body against her own.
Lu Jingzhi ignored her and then carried her up in his arms before walking towards the bed.
Jiang Yuning was stunned and she quickly asked, “Are you going to sleep here too? But the bed is too small—
“If you do not move around, then you will not fall off.”
She knew that she would not fall off the bed. However, Lu Jingzhi was one hundred and eighty-eight centimeters tall. It was already difficult for him to sleep alone on this bed. If they had to squeeze her in, it would only be possible if she leaned against Lu Jingzhi the entire night. Well, this would not be the first time they slept like this but…