Chapter 347: It Was Just a Slip of the Tongue
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After Su Jinshan and the rest left, Gu Yuehan bid Wen Xinya goodbye before leaving as well while Bureau Chief Li followed closely behind him. Thus, Wen Xinya was left alone in the police station with the rest of her friends.
Staring in disdain as Su Jinshan and the rest left, Xu Tongxuan remarked. “This Su Jinshan is really making such a big deal out of herself. The Jiang family has long lost most of their power. If it weren’t for the Wen Family’s support and assistance, how could they possibly stay as one of the four major families?”
The Xu family was in close contact with the National Security Department and hence, Xu Tongxuan was rather clear about the events that took place.
Zhou Tianyu said cynically, “She’s just throwing her weight around because she’s a member of the Jiang family. She’s only been a businesswoman for a few years and yet has already forgotten who she really is. Does she really think she can speak for the Jiang family? Besides, the four major families may seem to be in harmony on the surface, but there are lots of internal conflicts, and the relationships between the families have long been strained. She was just making that statement for the thrill of it!”
Gu Junling remarked. “That may be the case, but a starving camel is still bigger than a horse, and the superior will always outdo the inferior. The Jiang family may be less powerful than they were, but they’re not to be belittled. Although Old Mr. Wen has already ceased partnerships with the Jiang family, everyone knows that the Jiang family has been relying on the Wen Family to stay as one of the four major families. Now that the two families have fallen out, I’m worried that the Jiang family might collude with the Xiao Family to deal with the Wen Family.”
Wen Xinya had obviously already guessed it. However, she did not find it a pity at all. “The Jiang family is too arrogant, condescending, and fickle. Since we’ve fallen out with them, so be it. At least we don’t have to worry about being backstabbed by the Jiang Family.”
Gu Junling nodded in agreement before saying, “However, I still think you need to inform your father and Old Mr. Wen.”
Wen Xinya said, “The person who initiated the cooperation and established the partnership with the Jiang family was my father. My grandfather probably knows that the Jiang Family is scheming and that the partnership is not going to be substantial. Although he did not intervene on the surface, he’s never allowed the Jiang family to be involved in the core businesses of Wen Corporation. That’s why Grandpa could quickly terminate the partnership with the Jiang family when Jiang Ruoyin and I got into a conflict back then. That did not result in many losses, either.”
Gu Junling clapped his hands and remarked in awe of Old Mr. Wen. “The older, the wiser indeed. Old Mr. Wen may have already retired, but he’s been keeping the entire Wen Corporation together.”
Wen Xinya burst into laughter and said, “I know what my grandfather is thinking. That’s why he doesn’t have that many qualms and considerations when dealing with the Jiang family.”
Still feeling worried, Xu Tongxuan said, “That may be the case, but things would definitely get tricky if the Jiang family and the Xiao Family work together to defeat the Wen Family!”
Zhou Tianyu did not know much about business. However, she was aware of the four major families. She patted Gu Junling’s shoulder and said, “What are you worried about? The Xiao Family and Jiang Family may work together, but the Gu Family and Wen Family can do so, too!”
Smiling wryly, Gu Junling said, “I may be the future successor of the Gu family, but I still don’t have control over the family yet, and I’m in no place to decide which policy they take. However, if the Jiang Family and Xiao Family are really going to gang up against the Wen Family, I doubt my family would leave them in the lurch. After all, the Xiao Family is overly ambitious. My family wouldn’t allow them to pose a threat to our interests.”
Wen Xinya smiled and said, “Exactly. My grandfather has been a businessman for years and is very experienced. He’s been focusing entirely on expanding our family business while refraining from posing a threat to the interests of the other families. Hence, the Gu family turned a blind eye when the Wen Family and Jiang Family worked together against the Xiao Family. However, it’s different for the Xiao Family. They’re very capable, to begin with, and they’re extremely greedy and ambitious as well. They’re a threat to the Gu family. Hence, the Gu Family definitely won’t sit back and do nothing.”
Zhou Tianyu said in a moment of enlightenment, “No wonder you completely disregarded the Jiang family. Turns out you’ve already had your own plans in mind. So much for being worried about you all day.”
Xu Tongxuan said, “That may be the case, but the Gu family probably won’t interfere if the Xiao Family doesn’t pose a threat to the Gu Family.”
Wen Xinya said calmly, “The Gu family doesn’t have to attack the Xiao Family openly. They just have to make a few interventions here and there. I definitely wouldn’t let the Xiao Family harm us.”
Gu Junling stared at Wen Xinya in astonishment and asked, “Do you have a solution to deal with the Xiao Family?”
Wen Xinya answered, “I do have a solution, but I don’t know if it will work out.”
The fact that Wen Xinya could say that simply meant that she was rather confident it would work. “No wonder you were so dauntless. Turns out you already had plans!”
Wen Xinya remained silent and smiled.
After chatting for a while, Zhou Tianyu looked at Wen Xinya and asked, “Xinya, how are you related to that Mr. Gu? He doesn’t seem like a simple person at all. In fact, he seems to be one who deals with things through underhanded means.”
Xu Tongxuan agreed. “He doesn’t give off a good vibe. He should have been through lots of different encounters and bloodshed. You should avoid people like him. Otherwise, he might just land you in trouble.”
Wen Xinya explained smilingly, “He’s the assistant-cum-bodyguard of one of my grandfather’s apprentices. He has a special identity, but he’s not a crook. Don’t worry.”
Staring at Wen Xinya, Gu Junling asked, “Is that apprentice the mysterious person who picked you up from school in a custom-made car? Are you guys close?”
Wen Xinya answered with a nod, “Yes, it’s him! He lived with my grandfather for a period of time and taught me some chess and calligraphy. Hence, I’m rather close to him.”
Gu Junling nodded and refrained from probing further since it was Wen Xinya’s personal affair. As a friend, it was not appropriate to poke his nose into her private life.
However, Zhou Tianyu and Xu Tongxuan were still a little worried.
Gu Junling jested smilingly. “What are you guys worried about? That man could command the respect of Bureau Chief Li, the formidable chief of the Southern District. That means he’s in close contact with the government and is not some illegal crook. Xinya should be safe.”
After all, the Gu Family had connections with the mafia and the government. Hence, Gu Junling definitely knew more than they did. Zhou Tianyu heaved a sigh of relief and said, “You’re right. I was worried for nothing. I don’t know why, but I had an ominous feeling when I saw him.”
Wen Xinya held her hand and said, “Don’t worry, I know what to do. I won’t put myself in a dangerous situation.”
Wen Xinya understood Zhou Tianyu’s concerns. She only found out the day after she got kidnapped that Si Yiyan had gone through painstaking means to save her. He was staying in the room beside hers and he had been assassinated thrice. There was bloodshed that night, and Zhou Tianyu happened to chance upon a bloodstained Gu Yuehan. Hence, Zhou Tianyu was extremely worried and terrified.
Zhou Tianyu nodded and remained silent.