Chapter 353: Your Speech Is Redundant
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Wen Xinya returned home to see that Mother Wang was pacing back and forth by the door. Upon sight of Wen Xinya, she hurriedly held her hand and pulled her into a corner. “Missy, Sir and Madam have come home. Sir is blowing his top in the living room now. You’d better not go in. Go stay with the Mo Family tonight and talk about the rest tomorrow.”
Feeling touched by her concern, Wen Xinya held Mother Wang’s hand and said, “Mother Wang, don’t worry. My father wouldn’t dare to do anything to me with my grandpa around. Besides, he’s my father. I can’t hide from him forever.”
Recalling the time when Wen Xinya bled from her head after being beaten by her father, Mother Wang shivered and said, “Sir is extremely exasperated now, what if… what if…”
Wen Xinya smiled and said, “Mother Wang, don’t worry, I know what to do!”
Mother Wang had no choice but to let her proceed.
Wen Xinya walked into the living room slowly. As soon as she stepped foot inside, the ruckus came to a halt and everyone fell silent. Glowering at Wen Xinya angrily, Wen Haowen questioned, “I called you so many times. Why didn’t you answer all my calls?”
Pretending to be stunned, Wen Xinya asked, “Father, did you call me?” She hurriedly opened her bag and rummaged through her belongings, only to find that she had received five missed calls. She turned pale and continued, “Father, I’m so sorry, I was at the police station just now, so I set my phone to silent mode. That’s why I didn’t know that you called.”
Ning Shuqian sneered. “How could she have not heard your calls? She just didn’t pick up on purpose because she knows that she has done something wrong!”
A sullen expression formed on Old Mr. Wen’s face and he glared at Ning Shuqian. “No one’s going to think you’re mute if you don’t speak. Besides… you’re in no place to comment.”
Ning Shuqian turned as pale as a sheet and gazed at Wen Haowen pitifully.
Wen Haowen was filled with exasperation, which grew beyond limits after hearing his father’s words. “Father, Shuqian is right. Xinya just didn’t want to answer my calls.”
Wen Xinya quickly looked at Old Mr. Wen and asked, “Grandpa, just what happened?”
Just before Old Mr. Wen was about to speak, Wen Haowen interjected angrily. “You wretched girl. Don’t you know what happened? Weren’t you very cocky when you were at the police station just now? You even had the gall to threaten Madam Jiang and made her apologize to you in front of everyone. Do you know that the Jiang family is planning to acquire the Ai Shang Group and work against us in the luxury goods market? We’re nowhere as powerful as the Xiao Family, and we can’t retaliate against them at all.”
Wen Xinya remained cool and collected. Staring at Wen Haowen composedly, she quipped. “Did Madam Jiang call you to tell on me? That’s why you jumped to conclusions and deduced that I’m at fault without even hearing my explanations. Do you actually trust a stranger over me?”
Ning Shuqian hurriedly said, “Xinya, it’s not that your father doesn’t trust you. He’s just very angry at you because you’ve caused a lot of trouble this time.”
Glaring at Ning Shuqian coldly, Wen Xinya said, “Aunt Ning, did you forget what Grandpa said just now? Do you need me to remind you?”
Wen Xinya was staring at her condescendingly with pride and arrogance. Ning Shuqian was filled with resentment that seemed to be swallowing her whole.
Old Mr. Wen glared at Ning Shuqian and said with a frown, “I believe that Xinya knew what she was doing when she was dealing with the Jiang family. Jiang Ruoyin’s missing case has nothing to do with Xinya, and the police took Xinya away without even informing us. They acted as if Xinya is a criminal. That’s obviously an insult to our family’s power.”
Wen Haowen flew into a rage and said, “It’s only normal for the Jiang family to suspect Xinya since she got into a major conflict with Jiang Ruoyin previously.”
Old Mr. Wen scoffed. “Look how eager you are to speak up for the Jiang family. Others are going to think that you belong to the Jiang family instead of the Wen Family.”
Wen Haowen turned beet red and he hollered. “Was I wrong to have said that!?!”
Feeling extremely aggrieved, Wen Xinya lowered her head and said, “Wang Hanjie from the police station is Jiang Yuqian’s uncle and Jiang Ruoyin is close friends with Jiang Yuqian. Everyone knows that. The Jiang family is obviously falling out with the Wen Family on purpose. That’s why they framed me and accused me of kidnapping Jiang Ruoyin.”
Old Mr. Wen had already called the police station to inquire about the matter from Bureau Chief Li. Hence, he knew that Wen Xinya was telling the truth.
However, Wen Haowen did not believe her at all. “The Jiang family has been relying on the Wen Family to keep their place as one of the four major families throughout all these years. Why would they frame you on purpose and fall out with us? Do you really think you can shirk the responsibility by pushing the blame to the Jiang family?”
Wen Xinya mustered up the courage and retorted. “Perhaps the Jiang family has found a stronger backing.”
Everyone was dumbfounded to hear Wen Xinya’s words, for they all knew that she was referring to the Xiao Family.
Ning Shuqian gritted her teeth in anger and thought to herself,
Wen Haowen glared at Wen Xinya menacingly, as if he was going to devour her. “Don’t you spout nonsense!”
Old Mr. Wen interjected coldly. “You should know clearly whether or not she is just spouting nonsense.”
Wen Haowen was at a loss for words.
Seemingly a little fatigued, Old Mr. Wen said, “Xinya didn’t do anything wrong this time. As for the Xiao family acquiring Ai Shang Group, I know what to do. You don’t have to worry about it.”
Staring at his father in bewilderment, Wen Haowen said, “Father, you must be all muddled up. How could you still defend this rebellious daughter of mine? She doesn’t understand how to communicate with others and she stirs trouble all the time. The Wen Family is going to face its downfall sooner or later if she takes charge.”
Staring at him, Old Mr. Wen said, “You should know your limits and never cross the boundaries when communicating with others. Xinya is doing that very well… unlike you. You can’t compare to her at all.”
Wen Haowen’s eyes widened in shock and he scoffed. “Father, did you just say that I can’t compare to her? Father, you must be senile!” Wen Haowen grimaced and sneered as if he had just heard the most absurd thing ever.
Old Mr. Wen glanced at him coldly and gibed. “Who do you think caused the ties between the Jiang family and the Wen Family to be strained?”