Chapter 9: How Dare You Challenge Me? — Umm?
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Wen Xinya was looking at her reflection in the mirror. Hearing what Wen Yuya said, Wen Xinya turned and walked gracefully towards her. She displayed a strong characteristic of elegance and inner beauty within her. With each step, she had brought out the class of high status coupled with a high level of confidence.
"What… What do you want?" Wen Yuya stammered with anxiety. She suddenly felt flustered and did not dare to look at Wen Xinya in the eyes.
Wen Xinya raised the corners of her lips. She looked sharp—beautiful as a flower and calm as snow; as if a strong breeze of courage just swept through her.
At this moment she was glowing with charm. It felt like the refracted light from the chandelier brought her elegance into the limelight, making it difficult to look at her directly without the glaring light hurting the eyes. Only the contour of her face was slightly visible.
Wen Xinya stopped right in front of Wen Yuya. She lowered her body slowly until she was in a squatted position. She then looked up to Wen Yuya like a devoted believer looking up at God.
Except she did not have the gracefulness of God. Anyone under this beautiful light became so attractive that was able to touch the soul. Even though Wen Xinya was looking up from a lower position it felt like she was the one calling the shots.
"What… What are you doing, bitch? Get away from me…" Wen Yuya started stuttering. She was panicking and her heart was beating faster and faster.
Ning Shuqian was certain that Wen Xinya wouldn't do anything silly in front of her at this moment. Therefore, she didn't mind her actions. However, seeing her own daughter turning pale and panicky with sweat all over her forehead, she felt something wasn't right. She had to interfere. "Xinya, what are you doing?"
Wen Xinya did not respond. She raised her hands towards Wen Yuya's cheek and combed her hair with her slim, long fingers. Wen Yuya could feel the unfriendliness from the touch of her hands. She almost froze and didn't dare move an inch, asking in a trembling voice, "What do you want?"
Wen Xinya placed her fair and slim fingers on Wen Yuya's cheeks gently and moved slowly downwards along her rounded cheeks. Then, she held Wen Yuya's chin authoritatively and lifted her head. "I just wanted to see if you looked like a mother hen too. We are from the same chicken coop, so it doesn't make sense if I look like a mother hen and you don't," she told her.
"Argh! Get lost…" Wen Yuya started screaming nervously while trying to push Wen Xinya's hands away.
Wen Xinya took her time to stand up. She adjusted her clothes in a tranquil manner. She turned towards the shivering Wen Yuya and gave her an icy look that pierced through her heart like a knife.
Ning Shuqian and Xia Ruya who were watching by the side had chills running down their spines.
"How dare you challenge me? — Umm?" Wen Xinya said in a domineering voice. There was no way to defend against her words that attacked like a secret weapon.
The "Umm" even sounded with great power of influence.
Wen Yuya bit her lips tightly. She looked at Wen Xinya with a pair of eyes that were filled with bitterness and resentment. She hated Wen Xinya to the bone.
Ning Shuqian couldn't believe that she was stunned by a 15-year-old's words. She quickly recovered from her shock and reproached. "Xinya, Yuya is your sister. How can you treat her this way?"
Unbothered, Wen Xinya turned to Ning Shuqian, asking her, "What have I done to her? I did not beat or scold her, did I?"
Ning Shuqian was speechless. Indeed, Wen Xinya had done nothing to harm Wen Yuya physically. She could only look at her poor daughter suffering in fear and hatred after being browbeaten by Wen Xinya's words. Yet, there was nothing she could do to help except feel sorry and harbor a great sense of enmity towards Wen Xinya.
She had underestimated this little bitch!
Seeing Ning Shuqian suffering from humiliation, Xia Ruya had to step in. "Xinya, Sister Yuya is someone who speaks from the heart. She is so outspoken and direct that sometimes even Aunt Ning cannot do anything about it. You'll get to know her better after some time."
Xia Ruya managed to catch her breath. She almost felt breathless earlier when Wen Xinya walked towards Wen Yuya with such an unspoken power of authority. Her brain was screaming for her to escape. To Xia Ruya, Wen Xinya was as scary as a devil that came from hell.
Wen Xinya answered, "Yes, I have just returned to the Wen Family. Hence, I don't know her as well as you do." Then she looked at Ning Shuqian and apologized respectfully. "Aunt Ning and Sister Yuya, please pardon me if I have offended you in any way."
When Ning Shuqian was just feeling a little better and wanted to display her broad-mindedness, Wen Xinya interrupted. "Aunt Ning, pardon my honesty. There is nothing good about being direct and outspoken. Calling others names like ‘mother hen' or ‘bitch' won't do any good to Sister Yuya's reputation as an adopted daughter of the Wen Family, and could even do a discredit to the Wen Family. Fortunately, it was me who was being scolded by Sister Yuya today. I won't hold it against her, naturally, but it could be a different story if she did it to someone else."
She then spoke to Wen Yuya in a lecturing tone. "Sister Yuya, you have to take note of this. The Wen Family could buy anything you want, but not your reputation."
Ning Shuqian almost spat blood onto Wen Xinya's face. She never expected to be lectured by this little bitch. She became so speechless that it felt like almost nothing she said was going to make things right.
By now, Wen Yuya who was seated at the sofa, feeling extremely pissed. As she heard this, she sprung up from the sofa. However, Ning Shuqian swiftly grabbed her hands and said in a moderate tone, "Your sister is right. You are an adopted daughter of the Wen Family. You grew up with a civilized upbringing. Do watch your behavior as a daughter of the Wen Family."
After hearing Ning Shuqian's words, Wen Yuya tilted her head up high. She was 1.66 meters tall and looked tougher than Wen Xinya, who was only 1.58 meters tall. She felt a sense of great contentment from within.
Wen Xinya chose to ignore such attempts to ridicule her. She turned around and walked away.
Wen Xinya did not realize there was a man sitting at the resting area at a short distance away. With a magazine in his hands, this man had seen everything that just happened.
That beautiful silhouette of Wen Xinya looked slim and charming under the refracted lights from the chandelier. The man had captured the act of this enchanting character in his eyes. He mumbled to himself, "Is this the eldest daughter of the Wen Family?"
After seeing what just happened, the shop assistant was trembling with horror. It was the first time she saw someone being able to attack relentlessly with her words and still maintain a class of high status and elegance. The eldest daughter of the Wen Family seemed to be a powerful character.
The shop assistant quickly walked up to her with a welcoming smile on her face, saying, "Miss Wen, we have just launched a new series of long dresses with a nostalgic design. You have long beautiful legs and will definitely look nice in them."
It had been a common misconception that long dresses are made especially for ladies with shorter legs to conceal them. Those with a pair of long legs would present themselves even better in long dresses with a nostalgic effect.
Wen Xinya followed the shop assistant's lead to browse for other outfits.