Chapter 76: Next Time Don’t Blame Me For Being Unkind
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Wen Xinya talked to Han Mofeng and Ling Qingxuan for a while before Xu Zhenyu arrived. He wore a pink shirt and a light blue casual blazer. However, his air of arrogance was at its maximum.
Xu Zhenyu looked at Wen Xinya, noticing that she was donned in a pastel green dress. Slim like a pink lotus, there was innocence in her youthfulness, causing his heart to skip a beat as he greeted her. Without waiting for her response, he immediately turned around and walked into the crowd, greeting familiar faces.
Wen Xinya sighed softly. This is good too! Thinking about her previous life in which Xu Zhenyu had a terrible ending, she thought it should be a good thing that he keeps his distance from her in this life.
Han Mofeng and Ling Qingxuan remembered that Wen Xinya was just talking about Xu Zhenyu’s desire to enter the army. Xu Zhenyu was finally eager to catch up.
Wen Xinya was alone when she saw Xia Ruya and Wen Yuya from afar. She could not help but blink twice. She did not think she would see them in such an event.
Xia Ruya was Xia Emporium Group’s precious daughter. Although Xia Emporium Group was a wealthy family in the city, they were a far cry from the Zhou Family’s splendor. So why was she here at Zhou Tianyu’s birthday party?
With regards to Wen Yuya, to put it nicely, she was a daughter of the Wen Family. However, everyone in their social circle knew that she was the daughter from a previous marriage. A regular wealthy family would naturally be willing to befriend her, but the Zhou Mansion was not somewhere she could simply enter.
At this moment, Xia Ruya and Wen Yuya caught sight of her.
After walking closer, Xia Ruya’s face stiffened and stared at the pale green dress that Wen Xinya wore. The handicraft on the dress was of pure white pear tree flowers. Though the embroidery was not complicated, when she stood still, the flowers were quietly beautiful, and when she walked, the pear blossoms exploded with colors, so magnificently as though they were blooming right on her dress.
In realization, she looked at the dress she was wearing. She had the same pastel green colored dress, but printed on it were lotus flowers. It felt as though her dress was chosen in poor taste. In an instant, she despised the fact that the dress she wore was not exquisite enough.
Xia Ruya let on an appropriately generous smile. “Xinya, you’re here for Miss Zhou’s birthday banquet as well.”
“Since the both of you have come as well, was it Miss Zhou who invited you?” Wen Xinya looked extremely surprised, as though the both of them should not have been there in the first place.
Her expression embarrassed Xia Ruya, rendering her speechless.
Wen Yuya was unhappy. “You’re invited, so why can’t we? Who do you think you are? You think you’re the eldest Miss Wen, but you are simply just a wild sparrow who has flown a little higher from the branch.”
Wen Xinya laughed shallowly. “If I’m a wild sparrow which flew higher from the branch, then what are you? Are you the Wen Family’s legitimate Miss Wen, a real golden phoenix?”
The color drained from Wen Yuya’s face. There was nothing left for her to say.
Wen Xinya walked closer to her and leaned in slightly, both eyes shining so beautifully that they moved hearts. “Allow me to remind you: I’m the eldest daughter of the Wen Family, the only blood and flesh of the Wen Family, the heiress of the Wen Family. I’m not someone that a mere foster daughter like yourself can provoke. If there is another attempt…” Her gaze suddenly turned vicious, the darkness in her pupils overflowing with coldness. “Don’t blame me for being mean.”
Wen Yuya felt as though a large invisible hand had suddenly grabbed her heart. It felt as though her heart was trampled on, to the point where it was hard to breathe. She abruptly held her chest and stumbled backward, her mind in a mess. She was dumbfounded.
Xia Ruya pulled at Wen Yuya’s arm, looking at Wen Xinya with grievance evident on her face. “Xinya, in any case, Yuya is your sister. How could you speak to her like that?”
Her voice sounded agitated, naturally raising her voice a bit. That attracted some attention from the people around them, and they turned their gaze upon them.
Wen Xinya slowly swirled the red wine in her hand. “What did I say to her? Who are you even, to meddle in our Wen Family’s affairs? Why must you be involved in me teaching Yuya about respecting her sister and knowing her own place?”
With just a few words laced with insults, she brought the whole story to light. Previously, the situation involving Wen Yuya shading Wen Xinya was made known to many on Weibo. Everyone in their social circle knew that the relationship between Wen Yuya and Wen Xinya was not good. Wen Xinya, being the legitimate daughter of the Wen Family, lecturing a mere foster daughter was no cause for criticism. No family had nothing to hide, so naturally, no one would allow a mere foster daughter to climb all over their head.
Everyone’s attention turned to Xia Ruya. Xia Ruya had always been a favorite within the social circle. When she was thought to be the Wen Family’s daughter, she was always in the spotlight in such events. Now that she had lost the glory of being the Wen Family’s daughter, it was rare to see her in such a setting. Hearing that she intervened in the Wen sisters’ affair, as a previously known Young Mistress Wen, she was bound to be appraised.
“I… I was just…” The color drained from Xia Ruya’s face. She then bit her lip to bring out her delicate and pitiful look further.
At this moment, Xiao Chengyu, who was talking to a few friends nearby, walked over slowly. “Here you are! I was about to introduce some friends to you all.”
Xiao Chengyu was 19 years old this year. He was tall, graceful, and exuded an air of elegance and class. With one look, you could tell that he was wealthy and respectable. He had a clear voice that brought out his spirit, easily allowing others to form good impressions of him.
Wen Xinya’s eyes flashed in recognition, looking at Xia Ruya and Wen Yuya. “So you guys came with Young Master Xiao.”
Her words, though plain, had a hint of understanding. But because there was playfulness in her tone, it made the meaning of her words seem more mysterious all of a sudden, as though mocking them that they could only come to such an event because of Xiao Chengyu.
Xia Ruya paled, while Wen Yuya’s face was red with anger.
Xiao Chengyu saw all sorts of people since he was young, so naturally, he could read between the lines. He raised his eyebrows. “This is…?”
Wen Yuya spoke peculiarly. “Big Brother Xiao, you should look more carefully. She is the Young Mistress Wen who is the talk of the town now. My sister, Wen Xinya. Didn’t you read the newspapers? How can you not recognize her!”
Xiao Chengyu smiled awkwardly and looked at Wen Xinya a little closer. Then, he finally recognized her. “So, you’re the Young Mistress Wen. It is an honor to meet you.”
“Young Mister Xiao, nice to meet you!” Wen Xinya nodded slightly at him. Now that she had seen Xiao Chengyu, to speak the truth, she felt complicated feelings. This was because she could not help but think about the man she could not forget about from her previous life.
“Ruya and Yuya came with me. I wanted to introduce some friends to them, so please don’t mind me snatching them away for a little while!” Xiao Chengyu spoke gentlemanly.
“Please do!” Wen Xinya spoke casually.
Xiao Chengyu nodded and left with Xia Ruya and Wen Yuya.
Wen Xinya’s eyes flashed with coldness. Xia Ruya and Wen Yuya appeared together here, was it a coincidence or was it intended?
Her heart spontaneously guarded itself.