Chapter 312: Are You Sure She’s Fit Enough to Be Your Woman?
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Wen Xinya gave Si Yiyan a call which went through very quickly.
Upon hearing his voice, Wen Xinya recalled how distracted she had been the entire day and the multiple sketches of roses that she had done. Blushing shyly, she said, “Si Yiyan, I have a gathering at Ninth-Heaven tonight. You don’t have to pick me up from school later.”
A sudden silence filled the air.
Wen Xinya hurriedly explained, “I have a friend who goes to military school, and he rarely gets to come out. We don’t usually get to see him!”
Si Yiyan thought to himself. He answered, “Alright. What time will the gathering end? I’ll pick you up afterward.”
“Hmm, it should end by nine o’clock,” said Wen Xinya. She heaved a sigh of relief. After all, she had promised to spend time with Si Yiyan tonight. Yet, she agreed to turn up for the gathering with her friends. Hence, she was afraid that he would get angry at her for bailing on him.
The gathering obviously wouldn’t end at nine o’clock. It would probably drag on until eleven o’clock at the very least. However, she mainly wanted to see Han Mofeng and ask him about Xu Zhenyu. Hence, she thought that it would be fine to leave earlier.
“Alright, I’ll pick you up at nine o’clock!” Si Yiyan said with a smile.
Wen Xinya could tell that he had probably guessed what she was thinking. “Gotta go, I have to get back to class!”
She then ended the call.
Si Yiyan put his mobile phone away and walked towards the desk in his study. “Bring me all the data!” he hollered.
Slightly stunned by his sudden order, Gu Yuehan answered, “Ninth Young Master, didn’t you plan to read the data after eleven o’clock at night?”
Gu Yuehan wondered to himself in bewilderment.
“I have time now,” Si Yiyan answered.
Gu Yuehan did not have any objections since the document had to be handled as soon as possible. It was initially supposed to be processed before five o’clock in the afternoon. However, Si Yiyan told him to postpone it to eleven o’clock at night instead. Hence, he was glad that Si Yiyan had changed his mind and decided to handle it now.
After sorting out the information and organizing the data, he handed the document to Si Yiyan.
Si Yiyan took it from him and began flipping through it quietly.
“How’s the renovation of Wen Xinya’s shop front going?” Si Yiyan asked while staring at the document and scribbling on it at the same time.
Gu Yuehan answered, “The progress is going well since you were the one who arranged it, Ninth Young Master.”
Although Si Yiyan was not always by Wen Xinya’s side, he was, in fact, keeping close tabs on her all the time. Hence, he was well aware of her plans to open a cosmetic store.
Si Yiyan had put in a lot of effort in helping Wen Xiya, for he was the one who made all the necessary arrangements for the location of the shop front as well as the materials for the renovation.
“Check and find some sources of high-quality calligraphic paintings and porcelain ornaments, then get the renovation company to inform Wen Xinya of those sources.” Si Yiyan said, finally looking up at Gu Yuehan. Although the Gu Family was well connected to such sources, they were limited, and her taste and expectations were simply too high.
Noticing the austerity in his eyes, Gu Yuehan dared not procrastinate any further. He answered, “I’ll get it settled right now!”
“Okay.” Si Yiyan answered calmly with a nod.
Gu Yuehan immediately contacted his brother Gu Yuexi who was in Italy and requested for his help. He said, “I told my brother to help me look into this. I think his subordinate dabbles in that industry, so we should be able to find some sources and connections.”
The Xiasi Group had a wide network of connections due to its international business branches. Gu Yuexi was mainly in charge of the black background business and hence, did not know much about the calligraphic painting and porcelain ornament industry which was rather small.
“Wen Xinya’s application for a GMP manufacturing license hasn’t been approved yet. Contact the relevant governmental authorities later and invite them for dinner at Ninth-Heaven in a few days from now.” Si Yiyan instructed. The GMP license would usually be granted to prestigious and successful companies. Hence, it was virtually impossible for Wen Xinya to be granted the license without the Wen Family’s influence.
Given the close connection between the Xiasi Group and the government of Z Nation, it was a piece of cake to Si Yiyan to get Wen Xinya’s license application approved. “Yes, Ninth Young Master! Ninth Young Master, why don’t you want Miss Wen to find out that you’ve been secretly helping her in everything she does?” asked Gu Yuehan.
“She’ll perform very well even without my help. I’m just doing these to give her a little boost. I want her to take a shorter path towards success,” he answered. He had always known his limits when it came to Wen Xinya. Although he did not wish to leave her in the lurch, he could not go beyond his boundaries, either. Hence, he could only help her secretly without her knowledge.
“Given your capabilities and power, you can definitely give her more help than this,” said Gu Yuehan, who agreed that she was intelligent and capable. However, he knew that she would have to take a longer path if Si Yiyan did not give her a hand. With his help, she could quickly achieve success and grow into a woman who was good enough and compatible with Si Yiyan.
“Wen Xinya needs to build her confidence and focus on personal growth. I don’t want her to rely on me and become nothing more than just my accessory.” He was well aware that Wen Xinya was power-hungry and had an appetite for broadening her prospects. She was extremely ambitious and yearned to gain power so as to take charge of her own destiny. Hence, she had to outdo herself.
Gu Yuehan finally understood how meticulous Si Yiyan was towards Wen Xinya.
“Actually, I was perplexed and hesitant before,” said Si Yiyan while putting the document away and staring at the grapes in the courtyard.
Gu Yuehan was surprised to hear that from him.
Si Yiyan sighed and said, “People like us will forever live in danger. Even though my father tried his best to protect my mother in the past, she still died in front of him. I still remember how anguished and miserable my father was when he carried my mother’s corpse. He was bawling loudly in immense agony and despair.”
Gu Yuehan finally realized why Si Yiyan began taking more control of the Xiasi Group and Lucifer ever since he got to know Wen Xinya. It turned out he just did not wish to follow in his father’s footsteps.
Si Yiyan smiled and continued, “Xinya is different from my mother. My mother was completely dependent on my father, and it was only a matter of time before she lost herself. However, Xinya is someone who will fight alongside me in the future. No one can touch her.”
He felt thankful for the fact that he did not choose to avoid coming to terms with his feelings, and instead moved in with the Mo Family. He was glad that he had the chance to get to know her and fall for her.
“Ninth Young Master, are you that sure that she’s fit enough to be your woman?” asked Gu Yuehan, who felt that Wen Xinya was not worthy of Si Yiyan, despite trusting his taste and knowing that Wen Xinya was not a simple woman.
“She’s the woman whom I think is good enough. I don’t want any of you to doubt her.” Si Yiyan warned with an icy cold stare.
“I’m sorry, Ninth Young Master!” Gu Yuehan apologized, hanging his head low.