Chapter 352: Chaos Has Broken Out in the Wen Family!
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It was already eight o’clock in the evening by the time Wen Xinya finished having dinner with Si Yiyan. Wen Xinya picked up her mobile phone to look at the stocks of Ai Shang Group, only to discover that they had plunged drastically. It seemed the Xiao Family had already begun taking action.
Si Yiyan sent Wen Xinya back to the Wen Family home and pulled over at a spot near the entrance. “Jiang Ruoyin’s case is not as simple as an abduction. My people have already looked into it—those abductors were merely instigated by someone. In fact, they have no idea who the mastermind is. Hence, there are no new leads at the moment, and I’ve already handed those abductors over to the police.”
Wen Xinya was greatly astonished. She was told earlier that Jiang Ruoyin had been pinned as a target for kidnap because of her penchant for boasting and showing off her riches. Having vaguely guessed something, she asked, “Are you suspecting that this has something to do with Ning Shuqian?”
Si Yiyan answered with a nod, “The way that this was handled seems very similar to that of the previous abduction. Hence, I’m guessing that it has something to do with Ning Shuqian.”
Recalling that Xia Ruya was also at the police station, Wen Xinya instantly figured out the situation. “Ning Shuqian must have devised this plan to frame me on purpose. Ai Shang Group is in cooperation with the Xia Family and hence, the Xia Family would be the first to know of any changes. Ning Shuqian must have heard about the Xiao Family acquiring Ai Shang Group from Xia Ruya. That’s why she decided to set this up together with Xia Ruya.”
Si Yiyan said calmly, “She clearly wasn’t very smart or intelligent when setting this up. However, tampering with humanity doesn’t seem like something Ning Shuqian would do.”
“Ning Shuqian may be very scheming, but she’s just getting up to tricks that women love playing with each other. She won’t be able to come up with such a major scheme that can be deployed in a corporate battle. The person who’s best at manipulating others and exploiting the flaws in humanity is Xia Ruya. Ning Shuqian must have received some advice from Xia Ruya,” Wen Xinya said with an icy cold stare in her eyes. In her previous lifetime, she had been in several conflicts with Xia Ruya, all of which resulted in a horrible death. She was well aware of the tricks that Xia Ruya had up her sleeve.
“She lived with the Wen Family for twelve years and knows them best. She must know that the Wen Family is preoccupied with gaining power and benefits. This is definitely not a simple plan,” said Si Yiyan, who recalled the time when Wen Xinya was abducted. Back then, Wen Xinya could not contain her anger and lashed out at Xia Ruya with overflowing resentment. Ever since then, he sent his men to check on Xia Ruya, and he had a feeling that Xia Ruya was Wen Xinya’s greatest enemy. It seemed he had made the right guess.
Wen Xinya sneered. “Yeah! She has never been a simple person. Although Jiang Ruoyin and I had a conflict previously, which led to a strain on the relationship between the two families, the tension was not as great as now. I heard from Grandpa that my father and the Jiang family are in the midst of a discussion for a new project that they’re planning to work on together. If I were to fall out with the Jiang family now and cause the relationship between both families to be completely ruined, the Jiang family will work together with the Xiao Family against us. By then, my father and grandfather are definitely going to push the blame to me.”
Xia Ruya simply wanted Wen Xinya to be chased out of the Wen Family so that she could return to the Wen Family with the help of Ning Shuqian, as well as the sympathy card that she was planning to pull.
Gazing at her austere expression, Si Yiyan said, “Seems like your father and Old Mr. Wen have already found out about what happened at the police station. I bet there’ll be a major argument in the Wen Family home later.”
Wen Xinya nodded and said indifferently, “I don’t think it’s as simple as an argument. Given my father’s temper and Ning Shuqian’s habit of sowing discord and adding fuel to fire, I reckon chaos must have already broken out at home.”
At this very moment, Wen Xinya’s mobile phone began to ring. Staring at Wen Haowen’s mobile number that was displayed on her screen, she smirked mirthlessly and said, “He’s called me earlier than expected. I bet that fellow from the Jiang family has something to do with it, too.”
Si Yiyan turned to look at her and said, “You’re not one to sit back and wait for things to happen. You already have a strategy planned out, don’t you?”
Reminded of the fact that she had been looking at the Ai Shang Group stocks, he could vaguely guess that she had already made all the necessary preparations. She had probably already expected there to be a fallout between the Jiang and Wen families even before her conflict with Jiang Ruoyin.
Wen Xinya smiled and said, “Si Yiyan truly understands me!”
The person who understood her the most in this world was none other than Si Yiyan. She had always known that. Hence, it was only normal that she would be attracted to Si Yiyan.
Si Yiyan asked, “What do you plan to do?”
With a ruthless and menacing gaze in her eyes, Wen Xinya said, “I’ll decide after seeing what the Jiang family has done.”
Her mobile phone rang again.
Si Yiyan took a glance at it and asked, “Aren’t you going to answer it?”
Wen Xinya chucked her mobile phone inside her bag and said, “We’re already at my doorstep and I’m almost going to see them, anyway. Besides, nothing is going to change even if I answer it.”
Si Yiyan cautioned with a frown. “Be careful. Don’t let anyone hurt you!”
Si Yiyan could not help but feel worried for her, especially since he knew that Wen Haowen had once hit her head and caused her to be hospitalized.
Feeling extremely touched, Wen Xinya said, “I’m not that silly. What happened previously was just an accident. Ning Shuqian managed to backstab me. However… she didn’t have it any better. Not only did I make her end up being hospitalized, but the reporters had also even dug up her ugly past and there are lots of scandalous news about her even now. I heard that she doesn’t even dare to step out of the house lately.”
Si Yiyan nodded and handed her a box of medicine. “These are pills that help with digestion. You binged on spicy foods just now, and I’m guessing that you’ll definitely get a tummy ache at night. Remember to take two pills before bed tonight.”
Wen Xinya grabbed the medicine from him and grinned widely from ear to ear. “When did you buy them? Why didn’t I discover?”
Si Yiyan answered, “There was a drugstore beside the hotpot restaurant. I bought it when you were using the washroom.”
Wen Xinya opened the door in a bid to alight from the car. However, she moved her leg back inside and planted a kiss on Si Yiyan’s face. “Here’s a kiss in exchange for the medicine. We’re even now.”
“Not yet!” Si Yiyan then grabbed her waist and kissed her gently on the lips before sucking and nibbling on them. He finally let go of her just before she was about to run out of breath. “I even sent you home.”
Glowering at him, Wen Xinya retorted. “You petty man! It’s just giving me a lift home. Why do you have to be so calculative!?!”
She was gazing at Si Yiyan coquettishly, causing him to be slightly aroused and giving him an urge to stop her from leaving.
She received yet another phone call at this very moment. Wen Xinya said in frustration, “I’ll get going now!”
“Hurry along! I’ll call you later!” Si Yiyan exclaimed, thrilled to know that she was reluctant to leave.
He watched Wen Xinya alight from the car and walk towards the Wen Family home slowly. However, he remained seated and did not drive away.