Chapter 52: Here Comes Miss Ruya
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Fuming with rage, Wen Yuya exclaimed. “Stop with your lame arguments. Giving the earrings that you’ve worn as a birthday present for Second Young Master Xu, can you say that there’s nothing between you two even after such a dubious behavior?”
Wen Xinya said with a forced smile, “Sister Yu, in your whole life, have you never given someone an item that you’ve used before?”
Wen Yuya stamped her foot. “That’s clearly a different story.”
Wen Xinya’s expression turned stern in a second and said, “How is that different? It is exactly the same to me. The only difference is that somebody is forcefully trying to imply crap like there is something shady between me and Second Young Master Xu. He who has a mind to beat his dog will easily find a stick. No matter what you say, I’m still innocent.”
Wen Yuya was prepared to retort, but Ning Shuqian signaled for her to stop with a glance. “Second Young Master Xu is well-known in the Capital city to be bad company. Interacting with him, it’s no wonder that such dirty news about you is on the papers.”
Wen Xinya looked deeply at Ning Shuqian and said, “There’s nobody who hasn’t been attacked by the media this year. Back when Aunt Ning and my father got married, didn’t the media dig out everything about Aunt Ning’s family past? There were even people saying unpleasant things such as Aunt Ning taking advantage of when my mother was pregnant to seduce my father. Don’t tell me it is true that Aunt Ning really had an affair with my father back when my mother was still pregnant?”
The Wen Family was well aware of the truth of the incident back then. Putting her past out on the table, Wen Xinya took away Ning Shuqian’s position to speak in the family. As if there was something stuck in her throat, Ning Shuqian could not bear it and sent Wen Haowen a look of injustice.
Wen Haowen was seething with anger. His ugly past was the talk of the town for a long period of time, and now it was even being used against him by the younger generation. His pride could not bear the huge blow and he flew into a rage out of humiliation. “You devil, what nonsense are you saying?” He turned towards Old Mr. Wen abruptly and said, “Father, we should hurry to send Xinya abroad now when news of her hasn’t been blown up. This way, the rumors and gossip will subside quickly.”
Wen Xinya ignored Wen Haowen. “It’s only natural that the media has its eyes on me since I’ve only just returned to the Wen Family. It is also not surprising that they would make use of my return to create breaking news. Father and Aunt Ning blaming everything on me just because of something so trivial, I can’t bear the burden. Back then, both of you did not divorce because of the rumors and gossip. Yet now you are trying to send me abroad based on such insignificant and groundless accusations. Father, Aunt Ning, aren’t you guys overreacting? If word got out, people will say that the Wen Family is taking advantage of each other.”
Wen Haowen’s face turned ghastly pale, yet he could not utter a single word.
Ning Shuqian was red with fury, yet she could not defend her position, unable to say anything.
Old Mr. Wen could not help but sigh with regret after seeing this sight. His son and daughter-in-law both despised Xinya, but despite that, she could defend herself. Her thoughts must be as clear as a bright mirror. “Xinya is right. It is just a groundless accusation made by the media, there is no need to worry over this.” He claimed.
“Father…” Wen Haowen said indignantly.
Old Madam Wen kept her mouth shut sullenly as she actually agreed with Wen Xinya’s words.
The atmosphere in the house became still.
“Old Master, Old Madam, Master and Madam, Miss Ruya is here,” said a servant as she entered with Xia Ruya.
Wen Xinya could see through her cold desires. Xia Ruya knew how to make use of every little opportunity to her advantage, just like a fly when it sees a crack on an egg. With scandals of Wen Xinya everywhere, Xia Ruya would naturally come to the Wen Family to make things worse for her as well as to flaunt her elegance and kind-heartedness.
In a clash between the two, the Missus of the Wen Family with all her scandals was definitely at a disadvantage. Grandma already liked Xia Ruya to begin with, and now she was going to adore her even more.
“Grandpa, Grandma, Fa… Uncle Wen, Aunt Ning, Xin… Xinya is here too I see!” Xia Ruya entered the living room anxiously. When she saw Wen Xinya sitting there, all her emotions seemed to be tied down by her presence.
Old Madam Wen was elated to see Xia Ruya. She hurriedly stood up from the sofar and went towards Xia Ruya to hold her hands. “Ruya, what brought you here?”
Xia Ruya held Old Madam Wen’s arms with ease and said gently, “Grandma, I saw the news on the newspapers and was worried about you and Grandpa. That’s why I came here especially to see you.”
Old Madam Wen thought to herself, . “How thoughtful, coming to visit me especially for this. Unlike some people who only know how to bring shame to the Wen Family.”
Xia Ruya’s expression turned awkward for a moment, and she subconsciously cast a glance at Wen Xinya. She hurriedly changed the topic, “Grandma, how have you been?”
Old Madam Wen said lovingly, “Same as always. But ever since you’ve left, there is nobody to help me massage my chest, so my chest always feels tight and uncomfortable.”
“Grandma, if you don’t mind, I can always visit you in the future to massage your chest,” Xia Ruya continued.
Old Madam Wen cried in delight, “That would be amazing! This way, Grandma can see you often.”
Old Mr. Wen glared at Old Madam Wen and said, “Ruya is now the daughter of the Xia Family, she needs to stay with her grandfather and grandmother and be filial as well. How can you say that? If word got out, people would accuse us of taking away other people’s daughter.”
Old Madam Wen’s expression turned stiff. She was speaking her mind and did not even consider this. “I like Ruya but I can’t even see her often. She was still brought up by my side for 12 years, how can I bear to cut this relationship?”
Ning Shuqian gave Wen Xinya an obscure look and tried to hold back a smile. “Father, Mother is right. Although Ruya is no longer a child of the Wen Family, the blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb. This past 12 years of bond can’t be cut so easily.”
Wen Yuya was even more happy to sit beside Xia Ruya. “Sister Ruya has to come here often or I will miss you.”
Wen Haowen said warmly, “You have to come to visit your Grandma often, or she won’t stop talking about you every day.”
Xia Ruya teared up, her crystal-like tears sparkled in her eyes, refusing to drop. “Ruya is the one being unfilial. Not coming to visit you for so long, I have failed you, Grandma.”
Old Mr. Wen turned to look at Wen Xinya, only to see her sitting quietly by his side, lost in thought at the sight of the loving relationship between the old lady and Ruya. A deep sense of loss could be seen in her eyes.
Old Mr. Wen knew that the old lady was very stubborn. There was no hope of her changing her mind towards Xinya since she already disliked her. His heart was filled with remorse towards Xinya as the old lady put her in a difficult spot.
Xia Ruya said to Wen Xinya, “Xinya, don’t take the news in the newspapers or magazines to heart. The media has always liked to make groundless accusations. After a while, they will stop by themselves.”