Chapter 253: Pack Your Things Now and Scram
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Ning Shuqian was up and about early in the morning. Wen Haowen drowsily flipped his body only to realize the other side of the bed was empty. He frowned. Then, he forced his tired eyes open slightly and saw that Ning Shuqian was sitting at the dressing table while doing her skincare routine.
“Why are you up so early?” Wen Haowen yawned. The sun must have risen from the West today seeing as Ning Shuqian never woke up earlier than him.
Ning Shuqian looked at him with a wide grin. “It’s nothing. I couldn’t sleep well and woke up early, so I decided to get out of bed.”
Get out of bed earlier to see Wen Xinya humiliate herself!
After being married for 15 years, Wen Haowen could tell from one glance that Ning Shuqian was over the moon. He couldn’t resist asking, “It’s early in the morning and you’re in such a good mood. Did something good happen?”
Ning Shuqian pondered for a moment, wondering if she should tell him in advance. However, she decided it was not necessary and replied with a smile, “It’s nothing much. You can get some more sleep while I go and prepare breakfast for you.”
Wen Haowen did not question her any further. After all, he was still pretty sleepy!
When Ning Shuqian reached the living room, the first thing she did was to pour herself a glass of red wine from the shelf. The red liquid flowed into the glass with a low swishing sound, and the aroma of the wine filled the air.
Ning Shuqian raised the glass in her hand lightly. The deep red wine was as mesmerizing as that of a ruby. As she swirled the glass, the wine danced around inside, leaving faint kiss marks on the wall of the glass.
Red wine was the most beautiful and luxurious thing in the world. It was gorgeous but cool, noble yet subtle.
She carried her glass of red wine to the living room. On the coffee table was today’s newspaper. Ning Shuqian sat down gracefully on the sofa and placed the glass on the coffee table.
Ning Shuqian picked up the newspaper on the coffee table. As expected, the headline on the front page was regarding the distribution of drugs to teenagers at Birds of Paradise.
However, the photo on the article only featured Shen Mengting and a bunch of random teenagers. What about Wen Xinya?
She instinctively felt that something was off and began reading the article carefully.
She examined every nook and cranny of the article, yet she could not spot any news on Wen Xinya. What in the world was going on?
Just the day before, Shen Mengting clearly said that Wen Xinya had drunk the spiked drink, and she had called the police right at that moment. It could not have gone wrong!
“This is impossible!” Ning Shuqian was in disbelief!
In her rage, Ning Shuqian caused the glass of red wine to fly off the table onto the floor. It shattered into a million pieces with a loud crash, dying the floor in a sea of red. “Wen Xinya you b*tch! B*tch! B*tch!”
A thought came to Ning Shuqian, and all of a sudden, she called out towards the kitchen with a loud shriek, “Mother Wu!”
The way she screamed carried clear rage. Her eyes opened wide with anger flashing across them, without any trace of her gentle appearance left.
Her helper, Mother Wu, who was preparing breakfast in the kitchen, rushed out in a panic as soon as she heard her call. “Madam, you called?”
She had only worked at this family for a week, yet it felt like this was a battlefield every day. The female owner had a terrible temper, taking it out on her whenever she felt like it. There had been three other helpers who left before her for various reasons.
“Are these the only newspapers today?” Ning Shuqian spurted out in a fury.
Mother Wu hurriedly replied, “They were the only ones in the mailbox, and are also the only newspapers and magazines Mister has subscribed to.”
Ning Shuqian did not like to read newspapers on a normal basis, so she was unfamiliar with it. After hearing Mother Wu’s words, she quickly ordered, “Go out now and buy every single newspaper and magazine from the newspaper stand.”
“But…” Mother Wu wanted to tell her that the egg was still cooking in the kitchen.
“GO NOW.” Ning Shuqian cut her off. She glared at her as if she wanted to devour her whole.
Mother Wu went pale with fear. She ran out immediately without even taking off her apron.
After Mother Wu left, Ning Shuqian took in a deep breath to calm her anger. “I’ve only given the information to a few publishers. The others must not have reported it since they didn’t know about it.”
At this thought, she recalled about that person whom she had asked to send Wen Xinya to her doom. However, her plan ended in failure. Afterward, that person told her that it was too ambitious of them to try to send someone to their doom and that it was not beneficial to them. Although she was indignant, she knew that that person was right. As of today, the Wen Family was completely in the palms of Old Mr. Wen who was very doting of Wen Xinya. If anything were to happen to Wen Xinya, she would be the first suspect.
After around 15 minutes, Ning Shuqian caught a whiff of something burning. She frowned. As she was about to head to the kitchen to check it out, Mother Wu returned, struggling with huge plastic bags.
Ning Shuqian quickly directed Mother Wu to place all of the magazines on the coffee table and started flipping through them.
However… there was not a single piece of news related to Wen Xinya on the newspapers and magazines. She knew for sure that her plan from yesterday had failed.
The burning smell pervaded the air. Ning Shuqian’s expression turned even darker as she shouted towards the kitchen, “Mother Wu, what the hell are you doing? Why is there a burning smell in the house?”
Mother Wu, who was cooking up a new batch of eggs, went into a frenzy as soon as she heard Ning Shuqian’s voice. In her panic, she dropped a plate to the floor.
That sound was the last straw for Ning Shuqian. She stomped to the entrance of the kitchen and saw a plate was broken into pieces on the floor. She was so enraged that steam was coming out of her ears. “How do you even do anything? So stupid and useless, you can’t even complete such an easy task. Why did I even spend so much money to hire you?”
All color drained from Mother Wu’s face. She hung her head as she stood there helplessly. “Madam, I’m sorry. I didn’t do it on purpose. I…”
Ning Shuqian was not willing to listen to her explanations and cut her off angrily. “Did you know that this set of plates was imported from England and cost a few thousand dollars just for a single plate! Only a few sets can be found within the country, so even if you want to buy it, you can’t! And you just broke one like that! How are you going to pay for it?”
Mother Wu was completely paralyzed with fear, unable to utter even a single word. Her face was as white as a sheet.
Ning Shuqian continued without letting up, “Pack your things now and scram! We don’t need such a stupid maid like you here. Don’t even think of getting paid for this week.”
Just then, Wen Haowen walked into the kitchen in his navy blue silk pajamas. With a dark expression, he barked out angrily, “What’s with all this noise early in the morning?”
Ning Shuqian huffed and walked to Wen Haowen. “Sorry, Haowen. It’s because Mother Wu broke a plate of your favorite set that was imported from England, that’s why I was reprimanding her in a fit of rage.”
Wen Haowen finally saw the broken glasses that were strewn all over the floor. His face darkened. “Yes, she should be fired, but what’s the point of causing a ruckus in the house? A plate has broken, so be it. Don’t let others think that I, Wen Haowen, am so petty that I can’t even let go off such a little plate.”
Wen Haowen was infuriated as well. Ever since they moved out, although they had more freedom, there was something wrong with Shuqian. She would frequently cause a scene over every little thing, such that there was not a single day of peace, and even chased away three other helpers.
Ning Shuqian was rendered speechless.