Chapter 300: How Does it Feel to be Publicly Shamed?
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Wen Xinya shoved Jiang Yuqian aside. She looked down condescendingly at the three people lying on the floor and laughed. “Are you done raging?”
Jiang Yuqian’s and Xia Ruxue’s injuries were pretty serious, and they were unable to even move an inch.
Xia Ruya looked at Wen Xinya in disbelief. “Xinya, they were in the wrong for barging in while you were changing. However, did you have to beat them up so brutally?”
Wen Xinya stared at them sternly. “I told them to get out after they barged in while I was changing, yet they ignored me. What’s wrong with me teaching them a lesson?”
Xia Ruya was rendered speechless. It was indeed wrong of them to barge into the dressing room while there was someone changing inside, especially since it was in a public area. It would be giving the boys a free show if they were attracted. “There was still no need for you to be so brutal. After all, we are still students in the same school. How can you be so merciless?”
Wen Xinya snickered. “Who’s to blame when you come pissing me off despite knowing that I’m not one to be messed with? Where did you guys get the confidence that I would always tolerate everything you do?”
Xia Ruya looked at Wen Xinya with a painful expression and retorted. “They’ve only said a few nasty words. There was no need for such cruel violence. Furthermore, they were not wrong. You did steal my spotlight.”
Wen Xinya replied indifferently, “Oh, I stole your spotlight?” There was a tone of mockery in her voice. She turned to look at the crowd that had gathered outside the door and asked out loud, “Do you all think that I stole her spotlight?”
After watching Wen Xinya’s exciting Paso Doble performance earlier, they were all in favor of her. “F*ck, you really can’t judge a book by its cover. It’s my first time seeing Xia Ruya being so shameless. She was obviously the one who lacked the talent for piano and made many mistakes. And she even had to borrow Wen Xinya’s dance to cover them up. Yet, she has the cheek to turn around and blame Wen Xinya.”
“Exactly, Wen Xinya’s dancing was amazing. She says her spotlight was stolen? She played the wrong notes, yet has no shame accusing others of shining on stage instead of her.”
“Who does she think she is? Does she think that the world revolves around her just because she has an innocent look and is one of the Four Belles of the freshmen? Wen Xinya’s Paso Doble would have been even more fantastic if another pianist accompanied her.”
Wen Xinya peered at Xia Ruya with a vague smile on her lips.
Xia Ruya glanced around at the surrounding people. She was on rather good terms with most of them, which was why she dared to say out loud that Wen Xinya had stolen her spotlight. However, she did not expect the tides to be turned against her, and for the crowd to criticize her in disdain.
Is this what it means for people to beat a man when he is down?
As she faced the insults of everybody and the look of contempt on Wen Xinya’s eyes, she felt so humiliated she wanted to die. She clenched her fists so tightly her nails dug into her flesh, yet there was no feeling of pain. All she felt was hatred and resentment!
The disgrace she suffered today was all caused by Wen Xinya!
It was all because of her! Everything was her fault!
Watching Xia Ruya’s delicate body standing there on the verge of collapse as if she would fall with just a single touch, Xia Ruxue’s heart ached for her. “You guys don’t know anything. Wen Xinya previously did not settle on any act to perform while Ruya had already planned to perform ‘Moonlight Sonata’. However, Wen Xinya managed to bribe the organizers through some underhanded means and changed Ruya’s solo performance to a duet, which was how she managed to steal her spotlight.”
Jiang Yuqian added on angrily, “Wen Xinya obviously schemed to hurt Ruya and embarrass her in front of the entire school. She’s a heartless and vicious b*tch.”
“I’ve really witnessed for myself how a person can distort the truth to such an extent. Go and see the forum for yourself. President Chu had previously uploaded a post saying that since the student union only invited Wen Xinya three days before the school’s anniversary celebrations to perform, her performance act was late in being confirmed. However, it had been confirmed that Xia Ruya and Wen Xinya would be performing a duet together on stage, with the performance act being kept secret temporarily. As he was worried that people may not be happy with the sudden change of performance acts, he notified everybody through the forum earlier.”
Xia Ruya’s eyes widened in shock as she looked at Wen Xinya in disbelief. Big Brother Chu actually helped Wen Xinya to scheme against her. That was impossible… There was no way… He had always been a just person who stayed true to his principles. There was no way he would do such things. Wen Xinya must have used underhanded methods to trick Big Brother Chu into doing it.
With that, there was nothing left for her to say to defend herself.
She wiped the streaks of tears from her face indignantly and turned to leave.
“Stop there!” Wen Xinya’s cold voice called out from behind her.
Xia Ruya instinctively stopped and turned around.
Wen Xinya walked towards her. She held her jaw and lifted her head, forcing Xia Ruya to meet her eyes directly. “Xia Ruya, you made others come and start a fight for you when your own skills are lacking. Now that you have lost the fight, you want to leave scot-free without any repercussions. What do you take me for?”
Her finger was shockingly cold. The chill from her fingertips traveled down to her chin, straight into her heart. “I admit that I may be lacking in skills. However, I would not have lost to you on stage if you did not use such underhanded methods!”
The hand holding her jaw suddenly tightened as Wen Xinya squeezed her face between her index forefinger and thumb. “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. You wanted to make a fool of me at the school’s anniversary celebrations, so I turned you into the joke instead.”
Xia Ruya’s eyes suddenly widened, as if she could not understand what Wen Xinya was saying.
Wen Xinya’s eyes landed on her fair, flawless neck that was as slender and elegantly as a swan. There was a glint in her eyes. “In the end, you shot yourself in the foot. If you did not plot to make me perform on stage, you would not have been humiliated in front of everybody. What comes around, goes around. You should have a good taste of such shame!”
Xia Ruya felt that her gaze was chilling to the bones. Her neck felt cold, and her body was numbed. She shivered. “Why won’t you believe me? I really did not plot for you to be part of the performance. All these had nothing to do with me. Big Brother Chu has already explained to you previously, right.”
Wen Xinya squeezed her jaw with force, causing Xia Ruya to flinch from the pain. “Xia Ruya, do you really think I would believe anything you say? You really take me for an ignorant fool?”
Xia Ruya looked at Wen Xinya with a painful expression. “Xinya, why do you always refuse to believe me? Why would I want to hurt you? What do I gain from harming you?”
Wen Xinya sneered. “Stop beating around the bush. Heaven knows what you have done. Don’t think that nobody will ever find out what you’ve done.”
After hearing her words, Xia Ruya felt a chill in her heart.