Chapter 143: Calculating Shares
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After returning to her room, Ning Shuqian hurried into the bathroom. She took a bath and applied the aphrodisiac essence once used on Wen Xinya to her body. She wore pink lingerie under her robe and exited the bathroom.
She sat down in front of the mirror and took out a packet under the drawer. Unpacking it slowly, it was some pink powder.
It was a special love-powder. One magical effect about it was that the person who took it would have a stronger desire for sex, but he/she would still be conscious. Thus, people wouldn’t notice anything strange.
Wen Haowen drank a bowl of lotus root soup every night before bed. Ning Shuqian prepared the soup for him as usual and added some pink powder into the soup. Then, she took off her robe and started to do make-up in front of her dresser.
Wen Haowen was rough and impulsive. He would surely take it out on Ning Shuqian as he was pissed off by Old Mr. Wen. To prevent him from hitting her, she had no choice but to use the love-powder.
The door was pushed open and a very, very angry Wen Haowen entered.
Ning Shuqian was astonished by the red finger mark on Wen Haowen’s face. Old Mr. Wen slapped him, looked like the issue was more serious than she imagined.
She put her hands down and approached him, looking worried. “Haowen, what happened to your face? Father… he hit you? Why did he do that? Was it for Xinya? Xinya is his granddaughter, but you are his son as well!”
Wen Haowen’s face was burning. He hadn’t been beaten up for years. Flames of fury burned in his heart, destroying his reason. He shook away Ning Shuqian and said, “That old fool dared to slap me for Wen Xinya, his granddaughter from nowhere.”
Ning Shuqian fell on the floor. She didn’t feel pain as her body was numb, but her tears kept dropping. “Haowen, I knew Wen Xinya was a devil. Our Wen Family owed her in her previous life, so this time she’s here asking for repayment, creating chaos in the Wen Family.”
Wen Haowen was irritated by Ning Shuqian. He kicked her in the belly and said, “You b*tch! It’s all your fault that we can’t have children. Otherwise, that old fool wouldn’t try so hard to find Wen Xinya back. She was born to restrict me.”
Ning Shuqian sensed tremendous pain in her belly. It spread gradually to the rest of her body, but she didn’t dare to make a sound. Wen Haowen despised her for being infertile. She knew from a TV program recently that private part maintenance would cause infertility, but she did that regularly after her first time. It was very likely that she couldn’t get pregnant for the rest of her life.
Wen Haowen was getting angrier. He kicked her hard and shouted, “B*tch! If it weren’t for your proposal to invite Mr. Zhang and his wife to Wen Xinya’s homecoming party to humiliate her, that old fool wouldn’t be so angry with me and slap me! Little b*tch, it’s all your fault!”
“Ouch! Haowen… stop…” Ning Shuqian screamed painfully. Luckily, the room had good sound insulation. Otherwise, everyone in the Wen Family would know about this.
After a few minutes, he was tired and his anger diminished. He sat on the bed and pulled off his tie.
Ning Shuqian walked towards Wen Haowen sexily with the lotus root soup in hand and said, “Haowen, your soup is ready. Here, please drink.”
There were bruises all over Ning Shuqian’s body, but her face was unhurt.
Wen Haowen was contented to see her pretty face and her effort to please him.
It reminded Wen Haowen of his late wife. She was a kind and broad-minded woman, beautiful and elegant. Wen Haowen felt a sense of inferiority in front of her. She was smarter than him, and he wouldn’t become the CEO so quickly without her help. But she was always so condescending, and he had to ingratiate himself with her. When he met Ning Shuqian, he was obsessed with the feeling of being the king at home.
Wen Haowen reached for the bowl and ate the soup slowly.
Ning Shuqian turned to the closet and took out the medical kit. “Your face is seriously swollen, let me help you apply some medicine. It should be fine by tomorrow.”
Anger built up in Wen Haowen’s heart again when he thought about going to work tomorrow. How could he show up like this?
Ning Shuqian applied the medicine carefully. It was so painful that Wen Haowen wanted to shake off her hand, but he suppressed the urge to do so for the sake of his image tomorrow.
“I was trying to prevent that old fool from transferring 5% of Wen Family’s shares to Wen Xinya earlier during the party. Why did you stop me?” Wen Haowen coldly asked.
Ning Shuqian explained promptly. “You refuted father’s decision and made him look bad in front of everybody. Father will be annoyed. There were so many people in the party watching.”
Of course, Wen Haowen understood that, but he just couldn’t let it go. “That’s 5% of the Wen Family’s shares. Even I have only 15% at this moment.”
“Haowen, maybe it will be a good thing for us!” Ning Shuqian’s eyes brightened.
“How can it be a good thing?” Wen Haowen was puzzled.
Wen Haowen frowned, lost.
A cunning look came into Ning Shuqian’s eyes. “Father controls the shares, and we don’t know if he would leave that to you. However, it will be different if Wen Xinya gains control of it. Xinya is too young to understand the importance of this 5% of shares. Being her father, you may be able to coax her into giving you the shares.”
Wen Haowen thought Ning Shuqian had a point. The reason why father tried so hard to find Wen Xinya back then was that he wanted to train her to be the heir. No one knew how father would write the will when he passed away, but this 5% of shares was an actual benefit. If he could figure out a way to gain control of it and get mother’s 5% in the future, he would certainly be the heir of the Wen Family.
He felt the pain in his face alleviate a little. “Little slut, you’ve got so many tricks…” Wen Haowen pushed Ning Shuqian onto the floor.
Wen Haowen swore non-stop.
Ning Shuqian’s whole body hurt, but she was forced to endure in order to please Wen Haowen.