The Film Tycoon’s National Sister (66)
Even his fans reacted particularly strongly, with a great many condemning him and no longer wanting to be his fan1.
This was an original sin2.
No one could wash that off.
Lu Zixi laced his fingers together, and wearily rested his chin on the back of his hand.
She must not be allowed to see this.
Lu Zixi’s gaze was fierce as he stared at the bits of leaked information.
Who was it? Who revealed that they were biological siblings?
He called to have someone run an investigation. The company was also in chaos.
This was because the PR department’s phones had been ringing nonstop.
All of the calls were condemning Lu Zixi’s relationship with Bai Weiwei.
The entertainment industry was like a double-edged sword.
When he was famous, he was bright and beautiful, surrounded by many people.
When something happened, and there was no escape, it was just like a show of people that eagerly wished to immediately trample him into the ground.
Lu Zixi wasn’t afraid of being cast aside.
But what about Bai Weiwei?
She was only eighteen, an age where she should be doted on.
Moreover, her talent…
Lu Zixi felt that she was like him, a talented actor.
The kind of actor who would be able to shine in the entertainment industry in the future.
After this matter came out, her dreams were ruined.
The fears in Lu Zixi’s heart had finally come true. Would she regret it?
When tens of thousands of people spurned their love, would she be able to persist in liking him?
Lu Zixi shut his computer and went to bed, taking her into his arms.
Bai Weiwei vaguely called out “gege.”
Lu Zixi’s voice held a faint tremble. “I’m here. Sleep, ba.”
Bai Weiwei nodded dazedly, then obediently nestled in his arms and fell asleep.
But Lu Zixi stayed awake the entire night, hugging her, not daring to let go.
He was worried that when he woke up, she would have left him.
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Lu Zixi disconnected all the Internet cables in the house.
He deceived Bai Weiwei by saying that there was an issue with the broadband in this area, so there was no way to go online.
Then, he warned all the servants in the house.
They were not allowed to let her out, nor were they allowed to tell her about what was going on outside.
It could remain hidden for a while.
Lu Zixi received a call concerning the results of the investigation. His expression was calm, but his eyes were covered in a layer of ice.
He looked at Bai Weiwei, who was lying on the couch and reading a book.
“Weiwei, I’m going out for a while. I’ll be back in a bit.”
Bai Weiwei was happily reading a novel. Her slender, white legs emerged from beneath the long shirt, and her feet swayed in the air.
“En, bring me a dessert.”
Lu Zixi smiled dotingly. “Okay.”
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Xiao Yi hurriedly rushed over. He was about to go crazy.
After this incident, 《Dream-like Blossoms》’s distribution could only be put on hold.
Right now, the Internet was full of talk regarding Lu Zixi and Bai Weiwei.
It was a universal condemnation.
Xiao Yi was worried that Lu Zixi would be beaten to death on the streets.
Who asked him to be so famous? This incestuous relation with his biological sister was simply lighting a bomb.
In particular, the matter of some fans blackening3 was even more terrifying.
He arrived at the agreed-upon coffee shop.
The place had already been cleared and was utterly barren.
There was only Lu Zixi, sitting by the window and drinking coffee. His movements were elegant, and his straight brows had an iciness to them.
The handsomeness and cold indifference drove fear into people’s hearts.
Xiao Yi sighed. “It’s impossible to wrap this up. You should pack up. Take your sister out of the country and lay low until things die down ba.”
Lu Zixi was expressionless, not a trace of panic on his face.
“Let’s settle our personal grudges first.”
Xiao Yi: “What grudge.”
Just as he said this, the door to the coffee shop opened.
Several bodyguards dragged Bai Ziwen inside.
Bai Ziwen showed an expression of terror. With her hair a mess, she looked like a stray mutt.
Lu Zixi regarded her with disgust flashing across his eyes.
“Was it you who leaked out that Bai Weiwei and I were blood-related siblings?”
After Bai Ziwen leaked the news, she went into hiding from her gambling debts. For a while, she’d had no idea that she had poked a hornet’s nest.
She thought Lu Zixi was furious because she had forced him to acknowledge Bai Weiwei.
She immediately pretended she was composed. “Weiwei is your blood-related sister. Even if you hate Auntie, you cannot deny this matter, ba.”
Lu Zixi calmly looked at the cup of coffee in his hand.
But Bai Ziwen became agitated. “Weiwei is your sister. Now everyone knows, and it would be inhumane and unjust for you to deny it.”
Lu Zixi suddenly broke into a cold, twisted smile.
He gritted his teeth. “So what if we’re siblings? All of you are rushing to force me.”
Bai Ziwen: “You are originally blood-related…”
Lu Zixi suddenly rose to his feet, and he smashed the coffee cup on her head.
1: 脱粉: lit. remove/escape + “fan”; to de-fan oneself, or to no longer be a fan of someone/something.↩
2: 原罪: a Christian term referring to the state of sin that the entirety of humanity has been in since the fall of man (or the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden upon eating the forbidden fruit).↩
3: To become anti-fans.↩