APY Ch. 192.1

Translator: SJade, Editor: Dj22031

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Zhang Lin finally accepted the work, but Zhang Shanshan was so happy that she regarded this painting as a treasure, and she would take it out to have a look from time to time.

Shen Qinglan still had something to do next, and after dinner with Zhang Lin and the others, she went to find Daniel.

Daniel had a studio and a gallery under him. Shen Qinglan’s works were all entrusted to him to handle. This time, under Daniel’s suggestion, she published a collection of paintings, and one hundred of them needed her autograph.

“My aunt, you are finally here. If you didn’t come today, I would’ve called you to urge you.” Daniel saw Shen Qinglan’s face with excitement.

Shen Qinglan raised her eyebrows, “Didn’t we say three o’clock?” She looked at the time, and it was 2:50, she had even arrived ten minutes early.

“My aunt, you can’t come earlier. You have to sign all the hundred books today, and there will be a book signing tomorrow, and you promised to attend.”

Shen Qinglan paused, she really forgot about this book, this matter was handled by Daniel, and she was only in charge of listening. Daniel knew her and understood her. When he saw her expression, he knew that she didn’t take this matter to heart, so he couldn’t help but once again sigh, why did he get on Shen Qinglan’s pirate ship in the first place? He was so worried about her. Sooner or later, he would be pissed off to death by Shen Qinglan.

“Daniel, it’s too late for you to regret it now.” Shen Qinglan said lightly.

Daniel’s face turned blue. Did this person know how to read minds? How could she even know what he was thinking.

“I can’t read minds, it’s just that your emotions are written on your face.” I think it’s hard to pretend not to know.

Daniel didn’t want to talk anymore, he piled a pile of books in front of Shen Qinglan, “You have to sign these today, if you don’t finish signing, you can’t go home, I will be here to watch you today.” Knowing her tendency of doing things loosely, Daniel made up his mind to accompany her, and sat there with a chair.

Shen Qinglan looked at the piles of books on the table, “Daniel, there are more than one hundred books here, right?” By visual inspection, there must be more than one hundred.

“One hundred and fifty copies, and those fifty copies are hardcover commemorative editions, which must be signed by you.” Daniel explained.

In fact, Shen Qinglan also knew that for the works, apart from her painting, all subsequent things were done by Daniel. He spent a lot of effort, so Shen Qinglan would not object to many of Daniel’s decisions, and she sat down resignedly and took the pen on the table and started signing.

Seeing her cooperation, Daniel was finally satisfied. In order to speed her up, he even turned the book to the title page himself so that she could sign it.

With Daniel’s cooperation, Shen Qinglan’s speed was indeed much faster, but it still took more than an hour to sign all the books.

Early the next morning, Daniel came to pick up Shen Qinglan. Although she was a public figure now, there were not many people watching her comings and goings, and she would not be followed by reporters when she went out. Were those reporters deliberately not taking photos? This was naturally not the case, but the result of the joint efforts of Shen Junyu and Fu Hengyi. In addition, Han enterprise itself was the leader in the media industry. With Han Yi’s assistance, naturally there would be no reporters who would be blind enough to follow and take her pictures.

But today was Shen Qinglan’s first album published as Leng Qingqiu. The signing event could not be without reporters, but the reporters who would come here today were carefully selected by Daniel. There were several mainstream media in the capital. So, there was no need to worry about what to write and what not to write.

When Shen Qinglan arrived at the scene, there were already quite a few people. Looking at the dark crowd at the scene, she felt a little uncomfortable with such a scene.

“I know you don’t like such occasions. I only arranged for you to be present for half an hour, after which you can leave the rest to me.” Daniel said in a low voice, smiling at the faces of the audience meaningfully.

Shen Qinglan was satisfied, and stretched her brows. Although she had the usual cold expression on her face, other people would not think that she was unhappy. Seeing her coming in, some fans at the scene became excited and called out for Leng Qingqiu’s name, and some people called Shen Qinglan’s name, these were the fans of the video of Shen Qinglan saving people.

When Han Yi saw Shen Qinglan’s popularity on the Internet, he even lamented to Shen Junyu, if Shen Qinglan was willing to enter the entertainment circle, then she would definitely become a popular queen of a generation, but it was a pity, she was not willing at all, the last time Director Wang’s invitation was rejected by Shen Qinglan, and Han Yi had also read the script, and it was indeed very good, in fact the heroine’s personality matched Shen Qinglan’s external image very well.

Originally, Han Yi didn’t know about this matter, but it was a pity that Director Wang was rejected. He knew that Han Yi and Shen Qinglan knew each other, so he wanted Han Yi to persuade her. Unfortunately, after Han Yi found out, he also refused directly, are you kidding, can Shen Qinglan’s decision be controlled by him?

Besides, if he pulled Shen Qinglan into the entertainment industry, the two old men from the Shen family and the Fu family would probably come to drink tea with his old man.

“Ahh…, Leng Qingqiu, I love you.”

“What do you mean by being both talented and beautiful? This is it. She really deserves to be my goddess.”

“I finally saw her in reality. I’m so excited. The way she saves people is really real. She’s so handsome, so handsome, and she’s so handsome now, even if she doesn’t smile, she’s so handsome.”

The number of fans at the scene was actually only about 200, and they were all Shen Qinglan’s die-hard fans. This aspect was very thoughtful.

Shen Qinglan greeted them first, and then accepted the reporter’s interview. The reporter’s questions were very regular, and they were basically very creative. Shen Qinglan had read the details of Daniel’s questions beforehand, and the answers were also very regular.

“Miss Shen, I heard that you have been rumoured to be adopted, is this true?” A reporter pushed the microphone in front of Shen Qinglan and asked.

It was just that Shen Qinglan didn’t make any moves as soon as the words came out. The fans at the scene exploded first, and looked at the reporter full of righteous indignation.

“What is your identity, Qingqiu, does it still need to be taken care of, are you here to make a joke?”

“This kind of person must have his head caught by the door when he came out, and he can’t distinguish such an obvious rumour.”

Although he was sprayed by fans, there was no trace of panic on the reporter’s face. He pushed his eyes on the bridge of his nose, “Ms. Shen, I believe that such rumours in your capacity must be false, but I heard later that after the investigation of this matter, you took the rumour maker to court and sentenced him to prison. And this person has actually already apologized to you, but you didn’t accept it and asked the school to expel her. Isn’t that a little too aggressive? After all, he didn’t cause any harm to you, did he?”

Shen Qinglan’s eyes flickered, then she looked at the reporter intently, and the reporter met her gaze, feeling as if his whole body had been seen through by others, and his eyes were a little uncomfortable, but he tried his best to keep his composure.

Daniel’s complexion also changed. He glanced at the reporter, but found that he didn’t know him at all. He didn’t invite him at all. So the question was, who was this person? How did he get in?

“Miss Shen, can you please answer this question?” The reporter moved the microphone forward.

“If you dare to spread rumours, you must be able to bear the consequences. Our Qinglan is just defending her own rights and interests normally. What’s wrong with that?” A fan directly sprayed.

“That’s right, such a person should be imprisoned and taken care of. Such rumours come out. It’s because our Qinglan, has the ability to clarify. If those who can’t clarify themselves, the life of a girl will be ruined. What’s wrong with such an irresponsible person paying for his actions?”

“What do you mean by Qinglan asked the school to expel someone? This person secretly fell in love with our Qinglan and was rejected, so he took revenge on Qinglan, because this incident had a very bad impact on Qinglan and the school’s reputation, so the school leader fired that person, and Qinglan can’t be compared with him. It doesn’t matter, everyone in our school knows about it, don’t deceive the public here.” A petite girl stood up, and it turned out to be Jin Enxi.

She finished speaking to the reporter, and even winked at Shen Qinglan when everyone was not paying attention.

When Shen Qinglan saw it was her, a smile flashed across her eyes. There were too many people just now, and she really didn’t realize that Jin Enxi had also come.

However, seeing the fans at the scene defending her so much, Shen Qinglan felt warm in her heart, these people could be said to be strangers to her, but these strangers were now standing by her side, helping her to speak, while they trusted her unconditionally.

“What do you want me to say? There is only one thing I can say about this matter, that I have a clear conscience.” Shen Qinglan finally spoke.

The reporter originally thought that Shen Qinglan would not be able to answer, but now that she answered, his eyes were filled with joy, “Miss Shen, as far as I know, that student is from a rural area, and he is the only child in the family. It is not easy for his family to support him to go to college. Although you are defending your own rights, weren’t you too ruthless? Since he has apologized, if you give him a chance to repent, then he will definitely know his mistake and will correct it. What you have done has destroyed his future. Some time ago, there was a video of you saving people on the Internet, and now I have some doubts about the authenticity of this video.”

With such sharp and rude words, the reporter angered the public again, and some of the fans were even gearing up, looking like they really wanted to go up and beat him up.

The expression on the reporter’s face was terrified, but his eyes were full of excitement. If the fans dare to hit someone, tomorrow’s headlines would definitely not be able to escape, and Shen Qinglan’s good reputation would definitely be stained. They are your fans, but now they are hitting someone, as an idol, you must be responsible for the actions of your fans.

Naturally, Jin Enxi saw the expression in the reporter’s eyes, and exchanged a glance with Shen Qinglan. Shen Qinglan took the microphone and signalled everyone to be quiet. Her cold voice rang out at the scene, calming down the restless emotions of the fans.

“Everyone be quiet and listen to me.” Shen Qinglan glanced at the emotional faces of the fans and smiled, “I actually want to ask this reporter a question.”

“What?” the reporter asked subconsciously.

“Do you have a daughter? If so, how old is she?”

Although it was just a casual question, this reporter really had a daughter, “Yes, she is fifteen years old this year.” His daughter was still a third-year junior high school student this year.

“If one day someone rushes out and says that your daughter is ambiguous with others at a young age, has been dating several people at the same time, and even posted some specious photos on the Internet, causing great mental distress to your daughter, let your daughter be judged by others, and even someone comes to your daughter from time to time to say some foul language, and when the matter is found out, the rumour maker will stand up and say that he was just joking and didn’t mean it at all, will you forgive him?”

The reporter’s face turned blue, if his daughter encountered such a thing, he would definitely kill the rumour-monger, because he wanted to ruin her daughter.

The reporter’s reaction was clearly seen by everyone, and many fans couldn’t help laughing out loud.

The reporter’s face was very ugly, and only then did he realize that he had fallen into Shen Qinglan’s trap.

“I believe you should understand how I felt at the time. I did not suffer any physical injuries, but this does not mean that I have not been harmed. Everyone is an adult, not a three-year-old child. They all have the ability to act independently, so they should be responsible for what they do. If it is useful to apologize for hurting others, then what is the law for?”

“Yes, if an apology is useful, what is the law for?”

“This person is purely here to find fault.”

“I also knew about that incident at the time, and I am also a student of B University. During that time, Qinglan was harmed by him, and she couldn’t even come to school. Isn’t this equivalent to hurting someone?” More and more people echoed, and the reporter’s expression became more and more serious.

It was getting uglier. He was originally a little entertainment gossip reporter, and he would never have been able to come to this kind of occasion. Someone found him and gave him a sum of money. The request was to reveal that she had sent someone to prison at Shen Qinglan’s fan meeting, he thought everything was going well, but who knew it turned out to be a complete failure.

He wanted to escape, but there were many fans at the scene, surrounding him, and he couldn’t leave at all. They didn’t do anything, but they didn’t let him leave. The reporter was so anxious that he would not have wanted the money if he knew it earlier.

Shen Qinglan’s expression was calm, she was already sure that there must be someone behind this reporter, but she was not sure who it was, they were just around, after all, she didn’t offend too many people.

Shen Qinglan looked at the reporter and said lightly, “Mr. reporter, before accusing others, please think clearly whether what you said is true and credible. Be responsible for what you say.”

“Yes, that’s right, everyone should be responsible for what they say.” A beautiful female voice sounded at the scene, and everyone looked for the person who said this and found that it was Yu Xiaoxuan.

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