I Will Answer You With A Project
"Some of you must also want to complain that another person died because of me and why I wasn't the one that died instead."
"I'm sure the majority of people here today are thinking that and would love to see me dead." After a short pause, Tangning continued, "I also wish that I was the one that died. But, what's done is done, what else can I do?"
"I'm aware of the comments online as well as the items sent by Xia Hanmo's fans. I've seen them all."
"But, what do you expect me to do? Do you want me to jump off a thirty level building? I'm sorry but I won't do that...I will continue living well. You can like it or dislike it, but I will still be here. I will not lose a hair over your hatred."
"After all, I know a lot of you are simply using the departed as an excuse to partake in cyberbullying. I don't think this is respectful to the dead."
"I'm sorry, Tangning, but I need to cut in for a second," a female reporter suddenly raised her hand and cut in.
"Why can't you simply apologize first? Why must you say that everyone is bullying you?"
Tangning looked at the woman's mocking smile and replied, "How do you know that I didn't apologize to Hanmo? Do you know everything that's ever happened? Do you know how the situation was like? Even if I have to apologize or do anything else, it would not be directed towards you...What have I done to you? Why should I apologize to you?"
"You're probably the only person that would speak so arrogantly even after killing someone."
"How else do you expect me to react?" Tangning asked. "Do you want me to kneel down in front of you? Or beg the whole world for their forgiveness? I know that's what you all want to see..."
"Tangning, you're simply this arrogant because of your fame."
"I've never requested for this so-called fame. If you don't want to add to my fame, you are welcome to leave. The door is on your left."
"If you're not planning to apologize, then why are you holding a press conference? To argue with the keyboard warriors?"
Tangning glared at the woman again and began to discuss today's topic.
"There are a few reasons why I called for this press conference. The police are currently investigating Xia Hanmo's matter and I'm certain the culprit will end up paying ten to a hundred-fold for what he's done because I respect the law and I trust in the law. In the meantime, I will be stepping down from my role in Superstar Media and leaving Hai Rui. However, I won't be retreating from the entertainment industry completely - because I still have something important to do."
"I will use the rest of my life to fulfill Qiao Sen and Xia Hanmo's dreams and appease their souls in heaven."
"At the same time, I will take good care of Hanmo's brother."
"I will make up for the mistakes I've made in the past, no matter what it does to my image. I also wish I could bring the dead back to life, but I know that those are all empty wishes."
"I will use all my strength to do all I can!"
"Even though I know that doing this won't relieve your anger, it doesn't matter. You guys can continue to scold me and fans can continue to send me flower wreaths. I won't be responding to any of it. No matter who I owe, it is definitely not any of you!"
"That's all I have to say. I'll now give you a chance to ask three questions." After speaking, Tangning looked towards Xia Hanmo's fans. She hoped that the questions came from someone that truly loved Xia Hanmo.
So, as she hoped, a fan stood up from the fan section and held onto a microphone, "Are you really planning to fulfill Hanmo's dreams?"
"Then, do you know what her dreams were?"
"After the incident with Zhou Qing, apart from hoping for forgiveness from Lin Qian, she also wanted to earn more money so she could cure her brother's illness," Tangning replied. As she read out Xia Hanmo's wishes from her social media account, Tangning's eyes began to turn red.
"Her first wish has already been fulfilled."
After hearing Tangning's response, Xia Hanmo's fan nodded her head, "Tangning, I won't blame you because I trust that you are the most amazing thing that has ever appeared in her life. She once mentioned that. In fact, after she left Superstar Media, she often said on her social media account that she hoped for your forgiveness."
"Although she died in exchange for what she wanted, I'm sure she didn't leave this world as painfully as everyone thinks."
"You know both her wishes. So, it's obvious that you treat her wholeheartedly. That's why I believe that you are more hurt than anyone by Hanmo's death because you will be blaming yourself for the rest of your life."
"Us fans simply wanted fairness and you gave it to us with your response. Now that we've received it, we have no regrets, just like Hanmo."
"As her fans, we don't want people to continue creating hype with her name even after her death. We hope she can leave in peace and dignity."
Tangning looked at the fan and nodded her head as tears rolled from her eyes.
"The fans have asked two questions. They still have one more."
"Tangning, from the time that you announced your retreat from filming, you've been displeased by the media. You must hate reporters, don't you?"
After hearing this question, Tangning answered without a second thought, "Yes."
"Everyone has a dark and light side and every situation has a good and bad side. From what I see, there is no definite right or wrong in this world, there's only definite benefit. And reporters have made me very familiar with this."
"I'm not just talking about entertainment reporters, I'm also referring to a small number of news reporters."
"Because you guys don't even know how to respect the objective truth..."
"You are violent, cruel, you surrender to your own interests, and you arrogantly bully the weak."
"Since you look down on us so much, why did you invite us here?" someone asked.
"Because I still have hope in your industry...I hope that one day, all your opinions will be based on objective facts."
"Are you happy with this response?"
After Tangning was done speaking, the entire hall fell silent. Originally, at a scene like this, Tangning was supposed to be the one to kneel and cry for forgiveness. However, the press conference was about to end, but the ones that were taught a lesson turned out to be the reporters instead.
Tangning was still the same Tangning. Even when she was at a disadvantage and even though she had been gradually forced into a dead end, from the moment she announced her retreat to her withdrawal from Hai Rui, she still managed to control the situation.
Finally, the press conference ended. Just as Tangning was about to leave, someone suddenly asked, "Tangning, when will you return?"
Tangning turned around to look at the smiling little girl and returned a smile, "I will answer you with a project I'm working on."
She wasn't acting anymore.
Was she perhaps referring to the infamous sci-fi film?