Chapter 380: Those That Pretend to Sleep, Can Never be Awoken
Translator: Yunyi Editor: Yunyi
Inside the luxurious Tang Family home, the lights were brightly lit.
Elder Tang’s condition had stabilized, so he was sent home. To please him, the entire family had gathered at the hospital to pick him up.
“Grandfather, it’s getting late, I’ll help you to your room,” Tang Xuan and her husband said as they supported him.
“Grandfather…” Tang Jingxuan jumped in.
“Jingxuan, grandfather’s not feeling well. Don’t anger him with your nonsense. Learn how to act accordingly,” Tang Xuan stopped him. On the surface, she appeared to be acting considerate towards Elder Tang’s condition. But in reality, she was merely preventing Tang Jingxuan from mentioning Tangning’s accident.
However, Elder Tang wasn’t easy to fool. So, he stood up straight and said, “Jingxuan, speak. Grandfather will listen.”
Tang Jingxuan took a quick glance at Tang Xuan. Hai Rui had not yet made any official announcements and he didn’t actually know the truth. So, he decided to wait for the truth before notifying Elder Tang of the incident.
“It’s nothing grandfather.”
“What do you mean it’s nothing?” Mother Tang rushed down the stairs towards Elder Tang, “Father, can you give me some time? I want to chat to you about something.”
“Yuling, whatever it is, can we talk about it tomorrow?” Elder Tang asked in a harsh tone.
“Father, if it was something regarding me, I would be indifferent, but, this is an issue related to Tangning. There is no way I can hold it in until tomorrow,” Mother Tang approached Elder Tang. “I previously tried to see you at the hospital, but I was stopped by Tang Xuan’s people. Since I couldn’t see you, I patiently waited at home.”
“Go ahead and speak then.”
Elder Tang glared at Tang Xuan.
“Xiao Ning fell while she was filming and we currently don’t know if she’s dead or alive.”
“What?!” Elder Tang was shocked.
“Grandfather, calm down…” Tang Xuan immediately said. “Grandfather, the situation isn’t as bad as she says it is. I’ve already asked someone to look into it. Tangning only suffered a minor injury and is fine.”
“Someone? You’ve never liked the people in the entertainment industry, how did you manage to find out so quickly?” Mother Tang immediately asked. “I also asked someone to look into it. In fact, this someone was from Hai Rui. But, to this point Hai Rui has not officially explained the situation and has kept everything confidential. How did you manage to find out?”
“Just because you can’t do it, doesn’t mean I can’t do it.”
“When did you start caring about Tangning?” Mother Tang refuted.
“Yuling, since Tangning is fine, I guess it’s a blessing in disguise. Once she’s out of the hospital, you can go visit her. There’s no need to make a fuss about it at home,” Elder Tang pretended to be in favor of Tang Xuan. “I understand why you are acting this way. But, since Tangning is fine, let’s talk about it later.”
After speaking, Elder Tang turned to leave. But, Mother Tang suddenly screamed from behind, “Father, if you cause Tangning to suffer because you want to protect Tang Xuan, then I no longer have any reason to be nice to the Tang Family. I may not be able to find the real reason behind Tangning’s fall, but, I’m sure Hai Rui would be able to do it. When that time comes, I hope you can handle it.”
This time, Mother Tang turned around first.
An annoyed look appeared on Tang Xuan’s face as she said to Elder Tang, “Grandfather, let me help you back to your room.”
Elder Tang did not say a word as he walked back to his room with the support of his walking stick.
Tang Xuan and her husband returned to their room. At this time, Tang Jingxuan sneaked into Elder Tang’s bedroom and had a chat.
“My precious grandson…were you disappointed with grandfather a moment ago?” Elder Tang sighed. “Grandfather has always been a symbol of fairness and justice. Yet lately, all I’ve been doing is avoiding and retreating. Tell me honestly, how is your Sister Three?”
“She should be fine,” Tang Jingxuan replied.
“Jingxuan. Grandfather knows that you like singing and that you’ve started a band. It’s not that Grandfather wants to stop you from entering the entertainment industry, but, you also saw what happened to your older sister.”
“You don’t know how much Grandfather wishes that your Sister Three would come home and take over this mess. That way I could have some spare time to relax and play drums with you. But, apart from Tangning…haiz, tell me, who else can I depend on?”
After hearing Elder Tang’s words, Tang Jingxuan understood the meaning of responsibility for the first time.
“Grandfather, I never majored in business.”
“Neither has your Big Sister, yet she insists on competing for power.”
“Grandfather is currently waiting; waiting for your Sister Three to change her mind and come back, but…” Elder Tang shook his head. Deep down he knew why Tangning refused to return to the Tang Family home.
It was because of Tang Xuan’s evil schemes…
“From this point onwards, I want you to keep an eye on your Big Sister and stay up to date on the status of your Sister Three. Your Grandfather may be old, but he won’t be blinded twice.”
Inside the corridor of the Tang Family home, Tang Xuan was standing all alone holding her phone and whispering.
“President Tang, I have done what you asked me to do. The producer of ‘Hidden Expert’ has decided to replace Tangning. Right now, everyone is calling her a jinx and avoiding her at all costs.”
“That’s not enough. I want the rumors to be even more harsh so her reputation is completely ruined.”
After replying, the person on the other side of the phone hung up.
Tang Xuan then turned to return to her room. However, at this time, Tang Jingxuan suddenly stretched out his arm and blocked her way, “I heard everything you just said over the phone. Don’t you think you’ve gone overboard?”
“Jingxuan, I think you misunderstood me…”
“Is there any point in acting in front of me? Big Sister?” Tang Jingxuan asked as he crossed his arms. “Tang Xuan, do you really not know that everyone in the household is trying their best to tolerate you? How Auntie has treated us over the years, I’m sure you’re well aware. Even when you forced Tangning out of the house, she did not say a word. Yet, you keep pushing your luck…”
“I don’t understand what you’re talking about. Move, I need to get some rest. Also, keep your fingers out of the family business, you don’t understand it anyway.”
Tang Xuan pushed Tang Jingxuan aside.
But, Tang Jingxuan simply took a deep breath without saying another word.
Because, he finally understood one thing: those that pretend to be asleep, can never be awoken.
Sometimes, he wished he didn’t have to witness his own family fighting. But, sometimes, he couldn’t help but wish that Tangning would return home and kick Tang Xuan out. How good would that be?
Of course, if Tang Xuan continued at the rate she was going, that day wouldn’t be too far.
At this moment, the one that was the most angry was Mother Tang. Over the years, the only reason she had tolerated everything, was because Elder Tang had been relatively fair in his judgment.
But, he was now leaning more and more towards Tang Xuan. If Tangning died one day because of Tang Xuan, would he also have no opinion?
She couldn’t allow something like that to happen.
Meanwhile, Tangning had no idea that the Tang Family had entered into one war after another because of her.
She also had no idea, her role in ‘Hidden Expert’ had already been replaced!