Chapter 115: Wen Xinya Stole My Watch
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As Jiang Ruoyin came into the washroom to wash her hands, she accidentally splashed water onto her watch. Carefully taking it off and gently wiping it twice, she then turned on the hand dryer beside the basin and left the watch below it, before turning to enter a cubicle.
After a while, Jiang Ruoyin came out and saw Wen Xinya leave after washing her hands. She could not help but scoff silently in Wen Xinya’s direction. After turning on the faucet to wash her hands and drying them using the hand dryer, she went to retrieve her watch below the hand dryer and realized that it was gone.
Alarmed, Jiang Ruoyin thought back to how she saw Wen Xinya leave just a minute ago. She huffed in anger and rushed out of the washroom.
Wen Xinya, that snake definitely stole her watch. She would make that swine pay for her actions.
At this moment, Wen Xinya was in the middle of a conversation with another girl. She looked up and saw Jiang Ruoyin walking towards her with a dark expression, screeching. “Return me my watch.”
Her piercing, furious shrill attracted the attention of many at the party, and everyone started to gather around, wondering what had happened.
Baffled, Wen Xinya frowned and looked at Jiang Ruoyin in confusion. “Miss Jiang, I think you misunderstood me. I don’t know even how your watch looks like, I definitely didn’t take it. Furthermore, your watch has always been on your wrist, how could I have the chance to steal it.”
If they were not at a party, she would have been unable to control her anger and would have landed a slap on Jiang Ruoyin’s face. Earlier, she had insulted her with Xia Ruya, and now she was accusing her of taking her watch. Did Jiang Ruoyin really think that she was that weak and easy to bully?
Hearing Wen Xinya’s denial, Jiang Ruoyin’s flashed her a menacing look and glared at her sharply. “Wen Xinya, drop the act. You thieve, quickly return my watch, or I won’t let you off.”
Now that everyone knew what had happened, they cast doubtful glances at Jiang Ruoyin and Wen Xinya.
“What’s the matter?” Zhong Rufeng walked over slowly, assessing the situation between the two parties as his face fell.
Jiang Ruoyin pointed a finger at Wen Xinya, screeching. “Wen Xinya stole my watch.”
It was not Zhong Rufeng’s place to interfere with such matters, but it did happen at his Grandfather’s birthday party, and such problems arising would cause them trouble. Furthermore, Jiang Ruoyin lost her watch at their party, the Zhong Family could not sit idly by.
Fortunately, his Grandfather went to the study with some old friends to appreciate famous calligraphy. He decided to see how things developed before stepping in.
Wen Xinya’s expression was cold and indifferent as she shot Jiang Ruoyin a frosty, piercing look. “Miss Jiang, please mind your words. Did you see me take your watch? What evidence do you have to prove that I was the one who stole it?”
Jiang Ruoyin glared at Wen Xinya and gave an equally sharp look. “I went to the washroom just now and accidentally splashed water on my watch. I left it under the hand dryer to dry it before entering the cubicle, and when I came back out, I saw you alone as you left the washroom. If it wasn’t you, who else could it be?”
Wen Xinya smiled icily. “That means, you didn’t actually see me take your watch? This is just you speculating. I’m warning you, Miss Jiang. If you continue to spout nonsense and ruin my reputation, I can sue you.”
Jiang Ruoyin was left speechless. She glowered at Wen Xinya. “Wen Xinya, you can’t use that to scare me. I’m not some newspaper or magazine company, easily controlled like that. The Jiang Family cannot be vanquished so simply. I’m not scared of you. If you won’t admit it, I have no choice but to inform the police and hand this problem to them.”
Xia Ruya hurriedly cut in. “Ruoyin, calm down. Today is Grandfather Zhong’s birthday party. If this involves the police, it will only bring harm to everyone. Everyone is watching.”
Xia Ruya’s words made sense. Jiang Ruoyin calmed down a little.
Xia Ruya tried to appease her. “Ruoyin, Wen Xinya is the big Missus of the Wen Family, why would she take your watch? There must be a misunderstanding somewhere. Don’t act rashly before you get a clearer picture of what is going on.”
Xia Ruya’s words caused Wen Xinya’s heart to leap wildly in her chest. She had a very bad feeling about this.
Sure enough, Jiang Ruoyin let out a haughty laugh, looked at Wen Xinya with disdain, and mockingly taunted. “Ah… Big Missus of the Wen Family. Everyone knows that before she returned to the Wen Family, she was a gangster on the streets. I’m sure stealing and lying are not unfamiliar to her.”
Jiang Ruoyin’s words cast aspersions on Wen Xinya, and she could feel the gazes of the people surrounding her change. Some bolder ones even started whispering behind her back.
She looked at Xia Ruya, but her face only showed innocence. But when their gazes met, her eyes flashed.
Xia Ruya was rubbing salt into the wound, as usual, not leaving her any leeway.
Jiang Ruoyin refused to let her go and slyly smiled. “What’s the matter, Wen Xinya? Nothing to say? I’m advising you to hand over the watch right now. My watch is the most classic Tourbillon design of Vacheron Constantin, and a single watch costs five million dollars. If you refuse to take it out, I will call the police.”
Wen Xinya sighed deeply, trying to keep her cool. “Jiang Ruoyin, I’ve said that I didn’t take your watch, what do you want?”
Looking at Jiang Ruoyin, she seemed to really have lost her watch and was not just making a baseless claim.
The Zhong Family was known to be scholars. Thus, the attendees of tonight’s party were all reputable individuals of the Capital city. Her Homecoming party was approaching. If this matter got out of hand, her reputation would be ruined and she would no longer have a place in the social circle. She would end up abandoned by the Wen Family.
Jiang Ruoyin aggressively bullied her, eyes flashing dangerously. “Just because you said that you didn’t take it doesn’t mean that I must believe you. If you want to prove your innocence, let me search your handbag.”
Wen Xinya’s face stiffened. Such an act was insulting and humiliating. Allowing a bag search in public would only cause her to lose face and affect the status of the Wen Family.
However, she could not disagree. Jiang Ruoyin’s words were true, she was a little gangster on the streets before returning to the Wen Family—this was a well-known fact among the circle. If she refused to let Jiang Ruoyin search her bag, others might think that she was guilty.
The current situation she was in was making things difficult for her. Both options were disadvantageous to her.
Jiang Ruoyin continued to ridicule her. “What, are you scared? Guilty?”
What should she do? Wen Xinya’s hand held onto her handbag so tightly that her knuckles turned white. She had not felt such humiliation in a very long time and shuddered as she listened to the others’ judgments, wanting to scream out in frustration.
Trying hard to control her feelings, she had to calm down and remain composed.