Chapter 116: Indeed, You Stole My Watch
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“I’ve seen Miss Jiang’s watch before—a Vacheron Constantin. It’s so classic and pretty that even I am envious of it. I heard that you can’t buy this watch no matter how much you’re willing to pay. It seems that Miss Jiang really lost her watch… Did Miss Wen take it? If not, why is Miss Jiang affirming that the watch was taken by Miss Wen?”
“I also heard that she grew up in the streets before returning to the Wen Family. She steals and lies… it’s very hard for a petty thief like her to change.”
“If you didn’t steal it, you wouldn’t mind us searching your purse. But if you keep hiding like this… you really stole Miss Jiang’s watch, didn’t you?!”
There was no retreat for Wen Xinya. She took a deep breath and forced herself to calm down. Her eyes are clear and bright. “Alright, I’ll let you search!” She said firmly.
The crowd went silent upon hearing her words.
Wen Haowen pulled a long face. If this weren’t a party, he would definitely dash forward and beat this stupid sl*t to death.
Ning Shuqian stood beside Wen Haowen. She looked at Wen Xinya, gloating over Wen Xinya’s awkward position.
Wen Xinya ignored Wen Haowen’s piercing glare and coldly said, “However, I have one condition.”
“You stole my watch yet want to bargain with me? Shame on you!” Jiang Ruoyin sneered.
Wen Xinya stood there in silence and straightened her back. She had this natural elegance and confidence that made her look even taller, making everyone around seem like ants.
She didn’t reply.
Her proudness made the whispers in the crowd slowly turn into silence.
Ning Shuqian stepped forward and said, “Miss Jiang, random bag search is an insult to human rights. I won’t let you search if Xinya doesn’t agree.”
Ning Shuqian stood out and spoke for Wen Xinya because she was thinking about helping her in the preparation for the homecoming party. As Wen Xinya was in this situation alone, if she helped her, Wen Xinya would definitely be thankful.
Wen Xinya knew perfectly well what Ning Shuqian was thinking.
There was nothing Jiang Ruoyin could do about her. Hence, she gritted her teeth and said, “Okay, just say it! Let’s see how you wanna play.”
Raising her eyebrows, Wen Xinya looked at Jiang Ruoyin and said, “If I didn’t take your watch, then you have to apologize to me publicly. Can you do that?”
Jiang Ruoyin hesitated for a second but then thought Wen Xinya was just bluffing. “No problem.” Jiang Ruoyin said. “It’s a deal.”
“Well, if that’s the case, I hope you can keep your promise.” With everyone watching, Wen Xinya unzipped the purse slowly…
The corner of Xia Ruya’s mouth twitched as she observed Wen Xinya.
There weren’t many items in the purse, only a few cards, some money, and a few cosmetics. Everything could be viewed in one glance.
Jiang Ruoyin stared at the purse and suddenly screamed with her eyes wide open. “Yah! My watch!”
The piercing voice broke the silence.
Wen Xinya looked down and froze with surprise at the sight of the expensive watch in her purse. Her head exploded. Shaken by the fact, she lost her mind.
At this moment, a man angrily said, “This is the watch I gave her, indeed.”
This sentence became the last straw to break Wen Xinya.
Jiang Ruoyin screamed. “Indeed, Wen Xinya, it was you that stole my watch! You thief!”
Xia Ruya looked at Wen Xinya in silence. Wen Xinya just stood there, getting strange looks and being judged by others. How did it feel to be the target of public criticism?
She probably hasn’t realized what just happened yet!
Poor thing! She was abandoned by the Wen Family before officially becoming the eldest daughter of the Wen Family.
Xia Ruya sneered. Being born with a silver spoon in her mouth didn’t make any difference if she had a bad fate.
Everything she had would eventually be lost.
Everything that belonged to her would return to her sooner or later.
Ning Shuqian came back to her senses and turned to Wen Xinya. “How could you do this, Xinya? When did the Wen Family ever mistreat you? Your father gives you 30 thousand yuan each month, that’s twice more than others. What else are you not satisfied with?” said Ning Shuqian with concern.
Looking at Wen Xinya who stood there as if her soul was crushed, rapture surged within Ning Shuqian. If this wasn’t a party, she would be laughing from ear to ear right now.
Nearly all prominent figures in the social circle were invited today. Wen Xinya stole Miss Jiang’s watch and embarrassed herself in front of everybody, showing her bad character. Old Mr. Wen would have to abandon Wen Xinya even though he wanted to protect her. It was very likely that the homecoming party would be canceled. Ning Shuqian took this opportunity to hit Wen Xinya when she was down.
“What’s going on, Miss Wen?” Zhong Rufeng frowned slightly. Obviously, he didn’t believe this. He trusted his grandpa’s judgment on people. Moreover, he appreciated Old Mr. Mo’s recognition of Wen Xinya. Further… a strong and beautiful woman like her would never do that.
Wen Haowen was furious. He slapped Wen Xinya on the face hard. “You ungrateful child! How can you do such an embarrassing thing and bring disgrace to our family? Apologize to Miss Jiang immediately, or I’ll evict you from the Wen Family right away!”
Wen Xinya, who hadn’t recovered from the slap, had no idea what this was for. The burning sensation on her face didn’t help clear her mind. She was overwhelmed by the crowd’s whispers.
“God, it really is her! No one expected that Miss Wen would do such a thing. That’s just shameful!”
“I saw her practicing calligraphy the other day. She seemed quite talented, even the Old Mr. Zhong spoke very highly of her. She doesn’t look like a thief at all. Well, never judge a book by its cover.”
“You expect someone from the streets to be any good? In my opinion, the Wen Family should not have taken her back in the first place. You see what she’s done… stealing in public!”
“A leopard can’t change its spots. She has done every mean trick before. A bad character cannot be changed even though she is in a better position now.”
“Look at Xia Ruya, what a nice girl! If it were me, I would accept the mistake and make the best of it. The Wen Family has raised Xia Ruya for 12 years. Wen Haowen is still young, maybe he will bring another heir to the family in the future.”