Chapter 43: Interview and Chaos!
The reporter’s name was Little Xiang, and she was a small-time streamer.
She got famous because she focused on helping people to resolve problems. People would look for her for some civil disputes they were facing but were unwilling to report to the police. She then made use of the pressure from public opinion and helped plenty of people.
At this moment, Matriarch Shen had her head lowered. Her head was full of white hair, and her kind eyes that were red from crying immediately gave Little Xiang the impression that Matriarch Shen was the victim.
Shen Ruotong was supporting Matriarch Shen. When she saw Little Xiang, she sighed. “Because of my aunt, my grandmother has cried a lot through the years. She couldn’t even eat or sleep well. I hope that my aunt can forgive my grandmother and return home with us. Now, my grandmother is already so advanced in age, so she only wants a happy and united family.”
Matriarch Shen shed tears silently. “My husband died young, so I brought my three children single-handedly up alone. I only have one daughter…”
She looked at the reporter. “I know that she hates me because I didn’t give her shares of the company. However, people from my era all favor males more. Isn’t it normal to give my inheritance to my sons?”
Up until now, in certain villages, their custom was favoring males over females.
The Sea City could be considered a first-tier city in the southern part of the country, but the surrounding villages still had some old-fashioned customs passed down. For example, the guys needed to prepare a ‘bride price’ for the family if they wanted to marry the daughters. It was akin to the family selling off their daughters.
And their sons had to buy a house and a bridal car if they got married…
There were plenty of such phenomena. Now that Matriarch Shen took the initiative to speak out, Little Xiang understood. She nodded. “I understand, your daughter must have been influenced by the people around her and blamed you. However, we shouldn’t favor the males over the females.”
Just after she spoke, Shen Ruotong immediately replied, “But my aunt is my grandmother’s foster daughter, and my father and uncle are her biological sons!”
Little Xiang was astonished. “Foster daughter?”
Matriarch Shen wiped her tears away and nodded. “Yes, after me and my husband got married, I decided to adopt her because we didn’t manage to have a child after a long time. I didn’t expect to suddenly give birth to two sons after I adopted her. But you shouldn’t listen to her blind words. I’ve always doted on her and treated her like my real daughter…I remember when she was young, I sent her to a prestigious kindergarten, while my sons went to an ordinary one…”
Matriarch Shen continued, “In addition, she is somewhat special. Back then, because I couldn’t bear to let her leave me, I helped her to find a husband to marry into our family, and they have been living with us until she turned 43 years old. She only left us five years later…”
Little Xiang spoke righteously, “Since that’s the case, you should give her some of your inheritance. Even if the portion is lesser compared to the inheritance you give your two sons, you still have to do so. If not, she probably wouldn’t feel balanced psychologically.”
Matriarch Shen sighed. “Little friend, you are correct. I’ve already thought things through. I will do so! I’ll split the inheritance into three equal portions and distribute them fairly. I only hope that my daughter can return home…”
After Matriarch Shen got chased out by Shen Qianhui, she thought things through clearly.
She must have gone silly.
Why did she have to force Shen Qianhui?
Previously, because Shen Qianhui was simply too good to bully, Matriarch Shen didn’t think too much.
But now, her thoughts were clear. So what if she split her inheritance into three? By doing so, she would be able to improve their relationship and bind Shen Qianhui to her. If that was the case, wouldn’t the Chu Family help out with the Shen Family’s business?
Even for the Z Corporation, after they learned that Shen Qianhui had one-third of the inheritance, they would surely give the Shen Family some face and continue with the cooperation.
In the past, her brain must have turned to mush. Why did she use the stupidest method?
And she understood Shen Qianhui very deeply. Although Shen Qianhui was very kindhearted, she would never change her mind after making a decision. This was why even if Matriarch Shen wanted to use such conditions to entice her to go back home, Shen Qianhui would never agree.
Hence, Matriarch Shen was using this method. She wanted to use public opinion and forced her to go back!
Didn’t Shen Ruojing give birth to some children for the Chu Family?
Since that was the case, they naturally had to pay attention to their reputation!
Matriarch Shen had planned everything out very well. She even brought the reporters here when Shen Ruojing wasn’t home. This was because she was afraid that the crazy Shen Ruojing might directly chase her and the reporters out.
At this moment, a group of people carried cameras and followed Matriarch Shen to enter the terrace. After that, they went to the door and stared at this exquisite house. The reporters immediately grew biased and sided with Matriarch Shen.
Although Shen Qianhui was a foster daughter that was chased out from the family, how could she be poor seeing that she was staying in such a nice place?
The Shen Family had given her so much, yet she fell out simply because of a sentence…
However, with her experience as a reporter, Little Xiang managed to maintain her rationality.
After all, this was now just a one-sided story. No matter what, the other party had to respond first.
She knocked on the door.
Jing Zhen’s voice rang out. “Who is it?”
After that, he opened the door.
Little Xiang took the microphone and spoke, “Hello, “I’m reporter Little Xiang from Little Xiang’s Speak Out Programme. Today, I came…”
“Huh? A reporter? F*ck!” Jing Zhen shouted in a low voice before frowning and taking a step back. He warily asked, “How did you guys find out my address? You even came all the way here to interview me! Nowadays, the fans are really scary. Are you a sasaeng*?
Little Xiang: “?”
Jing Zhen stood up straight. “Sorry, I’m only focused on acting and won’t accept any interviews. Thank you for liking me, but please do not disturb my life.”
After saying this, he directly closed the door.
Little Xiang: “??”
She was stunned as she looked at the door. Just when she wanted to knock again, she heard a pleasant voice sounding out. “Hubby, who is that?”
“It’s a reporter. The reporters nowadays are simply too crazy and actually chased me all the way to our house for an interview. Wifey, quickly go back in. What if they decide to barge into the house and snap photos of us? I’m still in my casual clothes and I have not done my hair yet…”
The woman laughed. “Your psychological baggage as a celebrity is quite heavy…”
The two of them then closed all the blinds and decided not to interact with the people outside.
Little Xiang: “…”
She started before turning to look at the cameraman. Because this was a live stream, she had to pay attention to her words. “Was that a mega-celebrity earlier? He has no make-up on but looks quite handsome. However, why don’t I recognize him…?”
[Rows of comments appeared on the bullet curtain*.]
——Who is this? Why is he so handsome?
——Yup and he’s so funny. I almost died from laughing!
——Could this family dispute also involve a celebrity? I’m filled with more anticipation now. However, who is that celebrity? He is so handsome, but it’s sad that he married so early.
——Is there anyone who can check his information? Who is he exactly? I want all the information about this handsome bro within three minutes!
The rows of comments made Shen Ruojing, who was currently watching the live stream, curled her lips into a smile.
Since Jing Zhen was at home, her mother would definitely not suffer a disadvantage.
This was why there was no need for her to rush back. After that, she drank a few mouthfuls of tea leisurely as she continued to watch. Little Xiang knocked on the door again, but no one opened it, so she couldn’t carry on with the next step and could only temporarily turn off the stream.
However, this matter slowly became trending.
Matriarch Chu was personally escorting Yun Zhengyang and Madam Yun to the guestroom when the butler quickly ran over and passed her a phone. “Madam, something happened to the Shen Family…”
When Madam Yun heard this, her steps suddenly paused. She then moved to Matriarch Chu’s side and asked, “Is it the Shen Family where Little Ye’s mother is from?”
Matriarch Chu nodded.
“Let’s quickly take a look…”
 Sasaeng – In South Korean culture, a sasaeng, or sasaeng fan, is an obsessive fan who stalks or engages in other behavior constituting an invasion of the privacy of Korean idols, drama actors, or other public figures.
 Bullet curtain – something unique to Chinese streaming platforms: It is a form of video commentary used on internet video consisting of scrolling user/viewer messages posted on top of the video in real-time