"G.o.dfather, you are wrong. Do you think he would be interested in someone like Tangning who is arrogant and has an average background? I'm not sure how she managed to get connected to Mo Ting, but in the end, she did indeed benefit."
"I don't think a man like Mo Ting could possibly be tied down by a measly model; he is the almighty king of the entertainment industry, he can have whichever woman he wants. So, as you saw...although he helped Tangning, he refused to reveal their relations.h.i.+p."
"Just wait and see. Mo Ting will get married sooner or later and Tangning will fall from her perch. When that time comes, we will have the chance to go against Tangning," Lu Xiaoqian reasoned as he watched the backs of the trio disappear into the distance.
"How can you be sure that Tangning won't be the one that Mo Ting marries in the end?"
"Mo Ting owns so many resources. If he was to look for a suitable partner, he would definitely pick the daughter of a rich tyc.o.o.n so it benefits his business. Tangning is just a toy to play with in bed; not the type to be serious with," Lu Xiaoqian replied.
Father Five gave a "hmmph" as he crushed the wine gla.s.s in his hand, "She even dared to look down on Creative Century, I wonder how ambitious she is."
On the way home, the sky started to shower lightly. After checking if Long Jie had been hurt, the atmosphere in the car became silent. Tangning turned her body to face Mo Ting. She realized his eyes were closed and he was currently resting, but Tangning knew, in reality, he was trying to hide the anger in his eyes.
Tangning's heart was uneasy as she gently brushed the back of Mo Ting's hand; he did not respond.
"Are you upset?" Tangning asked gently.
"Uh huh," Mo Ting couldn't hide his feelings anymore, "You'd rather I send my bodyguards than to ask for my help? Did you think under these circ.u.mstances, mere bodyguards would be able to protect you?"
Tangning was stunned as she tightened her grip on Mo Ting's hand, "Sorry, I didn't know it would make you upset."
"But, you need to hear my explanation."
Hearing the word 'explanation', Mo Ting finally opened his eyes. Although he was angry, he had never considered leaving Tangning nor doing anything to hurt her.
"It was something that happened quite a few years ago. At that time, I was only 19. I met a French girl who had been working on shows for many years, she didn't care if they were big or small. However, she was only a fit model. Maybe because she was so desperate to be famous, she hooked up with a designer; this designer had a gangster background..."
"He was also a known psycho who would do outrageous things in the public. He trampled all over that girl at various events. In the end, she couldn't take it anymore, so she decided to leave him. But she didn't expect, to save her, her brother ended up...being stabbed to death..."
"As for that girl, she was force-fed drugs by the designer and never woke up..."
"This incident caused a huge outrage in France at the time. That girl had tried to call me for help on the day, but because I was in the middle of a runway show, I..."
"This incident has made me feel guilty for a long time. So, after hearing Long Jie was in trouble, I lost my ability to reason."
"I didn't want you to get involved because I didn't want you to end up like that girl's brother. It's not that I took things lightly, I was just being extremely cautious."
"Mo Ting, I was well aware of who I was up against. I've also played out the scene in my head multiple times: if I had picked up the phone that day, would I have had the courage to send myself to possible death."
"Later on, I finally understood: at that time, I may have been afraid. But now, even if I'm afraid, I would still take the risk, because that's how I deal with things."
Mo Ting listened quietly as she revealed the secret she had been hiding for all these years. In the end, he let out a sigh as he gripped Tangning's hand, "First of all, I won't end up like that girl's brother. I know what you did was for my own good, but I don't want you to be good to me in that way, do you understand?"
Tangning was stunned for a moment before nodding her head.
"Do you know what you did wrong yet?"
"Don't worry, it won't happen again," Tangning raised her fingers and promised. "President Mo can do whatever he wants with me tonight, as long as he is...no longer angry at me. I can't take it anymore."
Mo Ting had no choice but to control his anger. He thought about how Tangning had debuted at 18-years-old. The few years that she spent in France by herself, she must have experienced the dark side of the industry.
With this thought, Mo Ting aggressively wrapped Tangning in his embrace, "From now on, if you have any secrets, you can tell me. Don't keep it to yourself."
"There's too much to tell you..." Tangning replied as she lay on Mo Ting's chest.
It turned out, Tangning's professionalism came from years of training. She had talent, but...more importantly, she had perseverance.
"Then tell me one every day."
Long Jie was sitting in the front of the car. Hearing the conversation between the two, she finally let out a sigh of relief. If it wasn't because she was too careless, today's incident wouldn't have happened.
Lu Che, who was driving, took a quick glance at her. Originally he wanted to ridicule her, but seeing the bruises on her hands, he felt bad. So he decided to crack a joke instead, "Aren't you a huge monster? How could you get caught so easily? Long Jie, why didn't you play to your advantage?"
Long Jie glared at Lu Che, "Did you think everyone is like you? You're so skinny, you can only be used as fish bait!"
Sitting in the back seat, Tangning listened as the two argued. She smiled to herself as she quickly stole a kiss from Mo Ting.
Mo Ting watched as she retreated. Suddenly, he hooked his arm around her neck. Without caring about the other people in the car, he went ahead and placed a pa.s.sionate kiss upon Tangning's lips...
Tonight's incident made him extremely upset, so she definitely had to compensate. But he obviously couldn't wait any longer...
After returning home, the couple hurried into the bedroom as they tore each other's clothes off their bodies. Seeing Tangning struggle with the b.u.t.tons on his s.h.i.+rt, he pressed her against the icy cold wall, "Take your time...no need to rush."
Tangning wrapped her long slender legs around Mo Ting. His breathing immediately quickened. She couldn't help but smile, "Look who's in a rush now..."
Mo Ting was silent. He couldn't be bothered undoing his b.u.t.tons anymore as he tore his s.h.i.+rt apart. In an instant, his built and smooth muscles were revealed in front of Tangning...
Tangning had never seen Mo Ting like this; her cheek blushed red. Mo Ting smiled as he grabbed Tangning's chin and pressed his lips firmly against hers...
After they were done, the couple lay together in bed. Mo Ting wrapped his arm tightly around Tangning as he said to her, "I've already signed you up to the auditions at Cheng Tian. But, before that, I want you to attend a charity event with me."