Chapter 80: It Is A Fitting Punishment To Suffer The Consequence Of One’s Own Actions
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Wen Xinya liked to eat seafood, like prawns, crabs, and shellfish. However, the food that the Zhou Family prepared did not include much seafood. As she wore Zhou Tianyu’s clothing, she ate heartedly at the dining area in the ballroom.
What was happening upstairs did not seem to be related to her. In any case, someone would naturally tell her what happened up there sometime later.
It was not long before the ballroom’s atmosphere started to feel weird. Boys and girls, three in a group, five in a crowd, began to gather together, speaking in quiet voices.
Wen Xinya vaguely heard Wen Yuya’s and Xia Ruya’s names among the whispers. Her lips curled upwards slightly. They were plotting to harm her, but the tables turned, and they ended up tasting their own medicine. A natural disaster can be avoided, but not one’s own sins.
Very soon, Zhou Tianyu and Xu Zhenyu both descended the stairs and walked towards Wen Xinya.
“What’s the situation upstairs?” Wen Xinya immediately asked. She actually wanted to go up to see what the commotion was about, but Xia Ruya was always sly and cunning. She was afraid of being dragged into dirty waters, so she contained her own curiosity.
As Xu Zhenyu looked at Wen Xinya safely eating in the ballroom, his violent emotions dissipated without a trace. He handed her his phone. “360 degrees imaging. Take a look for yourself.”
Wen Xinya’s eyes widened. She did not think that Xu Zhenyu would actually record the scene.
Xu Zhenyu was shocked by the look in her eyes and hurriedly took a step back. “Xia Ruya and Wen Yuya are always conspiring against you. How is it wrong for me to take pictures of their undignified appearances?”
Actually, with his character, he could not possibly have done something so despicable. But at that moment, all that filled his head were scenes of his dream about Ning Shuqian, Xia Ruya, and Wen Yuya and how they caused Wen Xinya’s death. The kidnapping and drugging, taking her nude photos to blackmail her, circulating them on the internet… His heart burned with this strange idea. It was convenient that his phone had advanced imaging abilities, so it was only after he had recorded the whole thing quietly did he realize what he had actually done.
“No, I was just about to praise you for doing well!” Wen Xinya happily opened the recording application. The content in the recording was more intense than she had imagined!
She could never have imagined that in this life, the person who lost their virginity when they were still underage would be Wen Yuya. And yet, the one who had a classy and graceful, pure and gentle reputation, Xia Ruya, would also have her body exposed under the eyes of everyone, losing her bearings.
Her heart was suddenly filled with all kinds of emotions.
“You can tell me what exactly happened now!” Zhou Tianyu crossed her arms and glared at Wen Xinya.
Xu Zhenyu was also extremely curious. “I thought that the person in the cloakroom was you. I was so scared that I got drenched in cold sweat. Who knew that the people inside turned out to be Wen Yuya and Xia Ruya? Quick tell us, what happened?”
“Earlier on, when the waiter knocked into me, causing my outfit to be soaked, I already knew he did it on purpose. Normally, when people walk and are unstable, the first thing that would destabilize would be the things in their hands. But when he stumbled, it was his feet that were unsteady. Curiously, the tray he was holding was surprisingly steady. And because I suddenly saw Xia Ruya and Wen Yuya at the banquet, I was mentally prepared, so I noticed all the little details.”
Zhou Tianyu promptly asked, “And then? How did you shake off that waiter, found me to ask me to lend you some clothes, and also, how did you manage to feed Xia Ruya and Wen Yuya their own poison?”
Wen Xinya continued, “When the waiter led me to the cloakroom, I pretended to sprain my ankle and rudely and unreasonably demanded him to get me the first aid kit, then I took the opportunity to hide in the washroom. When he came back with the first aid kit, seeing that the cloakroom was tightly locked, it was natural for him to think that I had already gone in. About ten minutes later, I saw Xia Ruya and Wen Yuya sneakily come upstairs. So, I quickly locked them in as soon as they went into the cloakroom. I broke the door lock too, so they could not come out.”
Zhou Tianyu gritted her teeth. “The man in the cloakroom was under a huge dose of sex pills. Thankfully, you were quick-witted. Else, the disaster that happened to Wen Yuya would have happened to you.”
In a flash, Xu Zhenyu understood everything and said to Zhou Tianyu, “So you purposefully instructed Gu Junling to find me, so that I would go upstairs and look for Xinya. Then you took the opportunity to lure Jiang Yuqing and Jiang Ruoxin upstairs, all so that it would make a commotion and everyone would know what had happened with Wen Yuya and Xia Ruya.”
Zhou Tianyu pointed at Wen Xinya, flustered. “This was not my idea, it was Xinya’s. But I did arrange for Jiang Yuqing and Jiang Ruoxin to be there. They always have nasty things to say regularly. With them around, things would be more spectacular.”
Wen Xinya said, “I understand Xia Ruya and Wen Yuya too well. At an event like this, if they wanted to plot against me, they would attack my reputation or with my actions. So I guess, the more, the merrier.”
In her past life, Ning Shuqian, Xia Ruya, and Wen Yuya had all their evil plans revolving around her reputation and behavior. This time, when she discovered Xia Ruya and Wen Yuya’s plan, she knew it could not have strayed from their original motives.
Xu Zhenyu’s eyes had an eeriness from within. “How old are Xia Ruya and Wen Yuya? Their thinking is already so evil. They don’t have any deep hatred for you, but they’re already using such vicious methods against you.”
Wen Xinya sighed. “This is the disaster caused by greed.”
Zhou Tianyu understood. Wen Xinya was the only flesh and blood of the Wen Family, their sole heiress. Xinya had been wandering outside for 15 years. Just returning to the Wen Family, her foundations were not stable. As the people in the Wen Family had never lived with her before, they did not have feelings toward her. Their only connection was the blood that they shared. If Wen Xinya were to have her reputation ruined, the Wen Family would definitely hate and abandon her. Then, all the wealth of the Wen Family would go to Ning Shuqian. Also, being raised by their side for 12 years, always accompanying Grandpa Wen and also Grandma Wen’s favorite, Xia Ruya would naturally receive a portion of the inheritance as well.
Xu Zhenyu thought of what happened in his dream, and for a split second, he was unsure what was real and what happened only in the dream. Many things that happened in reality were similar to what happened in the dream, like… the greedy plots of Ning Shuqian and the other two!
Zhou Tianyu fiercely said, “I’d never thought that Xia Ruya and Wen Yuya would resort to such means, even here in my Zhou residence! Looks like the next time I host a banquet, I will have to handpick the waiters with more caution. Else, there can be no telling what kind of trouble will happen in the future.”
Wen Xinya said, “Previously, I asked you to lock up those few waiters. Though we did not manage to extract any information, when you send Wen Yuya and Xia Ruya back, send those men back to the Wen Family as well. There’s no need to say much, nor is there a need for evidence. Ning Shuqian and Wen Yuya are smart people who will naturally lose their courage. They would not let dare let the Zhou Family take the blame for this. This incident would naturally resolve itself then.”
Zhou Tianyu could not help but laugh. “Ning Shuqian, Wen Yuya, and Xia Ruya have finally tasted pent-up your unspoken grievances. But you still want them utterly defeated. This plan of yours is really vicious.”
Wen Xinya feigned anger and said, “Otherwise, let’s just let Ning Shuqian put the blame on the Zhou Family. How about that? After all, they met with disaster here at the Zhou residence. If the Zhou Family don’t name a price, they will definitely not let this matter go. This incident is huge. Wen Yuya is, in the very least, the step-daughter of the Wen Family. Even my Grandpa will not just sit back and let this slide. Let alone the fact that she is the precious child of Ning Shuqian. My father has always given in to any of Ning Shuqian’s demands. Are you sure this method will not bring more trouble to the Zhou Family?”
Zhou Tianyu hurried to say, “Don’t! Don’t! Don’t! I’m just saying. Those three do deserve their just desserts.”
Wen Xinya sighed. “I don’t take the initiative to plot against another. But I will have to counter against those who plot against me. I won’t let them get away with it. If people don’t offend me, I won’t offend them. If people offend me, I will return the favor back by a hundred times.”