Chapter 384: Wen Xinya, Just What Intentions Are You Harboring?
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Wen Xinya exited the ward and closed the door.
Wen Haowen was sitting on the bench outside the ward. Upon sight of Wen Xinya, he glared at her menacingly with bloodshot eyes.
It was as if he yearned to devour her.
Remaining calm and composed, Wen Xinya said, “Father, Grandpa just woke up and got tired just from speaking. He’s already asleep. Why don’t you come again tomorrow?”
She tried to be as tactful with her words as possible. He hollered in a hoarse and awful voice. “What do you mean he’s asleep? You just don’t want me to see him, right? Wen Xinya, what intentions are you harboring!?!”
He could not accept the fact that his father did not wish to see him after coming to. It simply meant that his father would never forgive him, let alone hand the Wen Corporation to him.
Knowing that Wen Haowen was just trying to provoke her, Wen Xinya kept her cool and said, “Since you don’t believe me, you may do whatever you want, Father.”
She moved away slowly. Old Mr. Wen had calmed himself down and gotten over a lot of things. She was not afraid that Wen Haowen would agitate her grandfather any further, for she was certain that he wouldn’t dare to act brazenly in front of Old Mr. Wen.
Wen Haowen’s face was extremely sullen. He recalled how anxious and flustered he felt when he saw Old Mr. Wen laying motionlessly on the ground in front of him. He was shocked out of his senses and stood rooted to the ground, completely dumbfounded. It took him a long while to recover from the shock. The next thing he knew, he was engulfed by pangs of panic…
He shifted his gaze onto the door and began hesitating. .
“Haowen… Haowen! Why is your father hospitalized? How is he now? Is he alright? What did the doctor say… ” Old Mrs. Wen asked, scurrying in the corridor in her three-inch stilettos and panting heavily. The sounds of her heels knocking against the ground broke the silence.
Old Mrs. Wen had her hair tied back into a bun that was secured in place by an emerald hairpin. However, she had lots of stray strands hanging by the sides of her face, thus making her look extremely unkempt. Having lost her usual poise and elegance, she no longer looked like an elite wealthy lady from the upper-class society.
“Haowen… just what happened? Your father has always been in the pink of health. How did he just faint all of a sudden? Haowen… if anything happens to your father, I don’t want to live anymore…” Old Mrs. Wen lamented while tearing up. She was in the midst of a game of mahjong when she received a call from her son. After hearing the bad news, she got a great shock and quickly came to the hospital. Due to the fact that she was overly eager, she fell several times along the way.
Old Mrs. Wen wept uncontrollably. Her teardrops fell down her face like a broken bead necklace, causing her makeup to be smudged. She looked extremely disheveled. However, Wen Xinya could sense that she was genuinely upset about her husband’s condition.
No wonder Grandpa could stay devoted to her wholeheartedly, despite her insensible nature. He had never chided her for her personality nor been unfaithful to her.
Wen Haowen hurriedly comforted her. “Mother… Father is… ”
Seemingly lost in her emotions, Old Mrs. Wen continued weeping miserably. “Haowen, what am I supposed to do if something happens to your father!?! I’ve been married to your father for decades. We may fight all the time, he may be stubborn and ill-tempered, but he treats me very well… When we were poor, he pampered me and stayed with me despite the plenty of beautiful and young women around him. He has never been unfaithful towards me or cheated on me with other women from better family backgrounds. He has never abandoned me… ”
Feeling extremely vexed about his mother’s bawling, Wen Haowen hurriedly tried to placate her emotions. “Mother, don’t cry. Father merely fainted and the doctor says that he’s alright now. He’s resting in the ward. Stop crying, it’s inauspicious.”
Old Mrs. Wen quickly stopped crying the moment she heard Wen Haowen’s words and frantically wiped her tears away using her sleeve, like a lost and flustered child.
Wen Haowen appeared much more flustered than before. He cocked his head towards the side, feeling a little ashamed to face his mother.
“Haowen, why did your father faint all of a sudden? He’s always been in the pink of health and rarely even catches a cold,” asked Old Mrs. Wen, who was still deep in her thoughts. Clearly, she was extremely frightened by the fact that Old Mr. Wen had fainted.
Wen Haowen’s face stiffened at the instant that he heard her words. However, he quickly regained his composure and said, “It’s a long story. Can I tell you about it later?”
“Let me go in to see your father first!” Old Mrs. Wen recovered from the shock and sprinted towards the ward.
Wen Haowen grabbed her hand and said, “Mother, don’t go in first. Father just regained his consciousness and doesn’t want to see anyone except Xinya. He even forbade me from entering.”
Wen Xinya looked up slowly and stared at Wen Haowen. Although he did sound like he was trying to sow discord, he was also just telling the truth since it was a matter of fact that Old Mr. Wen only wanted to see Wen Xinya.
Old Mrs. Wen glowered at Wen Haowen and asked, “Why is that so? You’re his son. Why wouldn’t he want to see you?”
Wen Haowen shot Wen Xinya a glance.
After all, Wen Haowen was Old Mrs. Wen’s son and she’d definitely understand what he meant. She instantly glowered at Wen Xinya menacingly and questioned in disgruntlement, “Wen Xinya? Why doesn’t your grandfather want to see your father? Were you the one who influenced him to make that decision?”
Wen Xinya answered calmly, “Grandma, I don’t know what happened either. Although Grandpa doesn’t want to see Father, he didn’t say that he doesn’t wish to see you. You may just ask Grandpa about what happened later.”
Although Old Mrs. Wen found her words to have made sense, she was certain that Wen Xinya had something to do with it. Hence, she warned sternly. “I’ll cut you some slack for now. But if I find out that this has something to do with you, I won’t let you off.”
Wen Xinya remained silent, knowing that Old Mrs. Wen would definitely hold her responsible, especially since she doted on Wen Haowen excessively. However, she did not want to argue with her grandmother in the hospital, lest the paparazzi snap photos of them and expose the matter on the media and tabloids.
Old Mrs. Wen hurriedly opened the door of the ward and scrambled inside.