Chapter 386: That Little Shrew Wen Xinya Is Detestable
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Wen Haowen sat in the hospital ward for a while before leaving for the office. He decided to just visit Ning Shuqian as well since he was already in the hospital.
“Haowen, why are you here at this time? Didn’t you say that you’re very busy with work?” Ning Shuqian asked, pretending to be shocked, although she had already guessed that Wen Haowen was there because Old Mr. Wen had been hospitalized.
Although she was thrilled that Old Mr. Wen had been hospitalized, since that meant that he was seriously ill, she dared not reveal her emotions to Wen Haowen.
Wen Haowen was as pale as a sheet. He stared at Ning Shuqian and said in frustration, “Father passed out all of a sudden and was sent to the hospital.”
Ning Shuqian sat up straight abruptly, forgetting about the wound on her stomach. Hence, she was overwhelmed by a sudden excruciating pain which made her turn as pale as a ghost. She instantly fell back onto the pillow.
Wen Haowen asked in astonishment, “What’s wrong? Does your wound hurt a lot?”
“Yeah, it really hurts!” Ning Shuqian exclaimed, sobbing and breaking out into cold sweat. She looked extremely fail and feeble.
Wen Haowen calmed down soon enough. “I’ll get the doctor to check on you.”
“Haowen…” Ning Shuqian grabbed his hand in a bid to stop him. She continued, “I’m alright, I just stretched my wound accidentally. I’ll be fine after taking some painkillers. Don’t worry.”
Although her wound did hurt, it was not as excruciating as she had made it out to be. She was simply pretending to be in extreme pain, in an attempt to seek sympathy and care from Wen Haowen.
Wen Haowen stared at her and insisted. “How can that do? You’ve already gotten so pale and you’re perspiring. I’d better get the doctor to come here.”
“The doctor has already said that the injury is not serious, though it’ll affect my daily activities. I’ll be fine after the stitches are removed in a few days.” Ning Shuqian was extremely pleased with how concerned he was about her. At this point, all he cared about was her injury. To him, she was much more important than Old Mr. Wen.
Feeling much more relieved, Wen Haowen wiped the sweat droplets off her forehead with a towel and said, “Why were you so careless when you already know that you’re injured?”
“I only stretched it by accident because I was really shocked to hear about Father’s condition. Haowen, how’s Father now?” Ning Shuqian asked nervously.
However, she had already guessed that Old Mr. Wen must have been alright. Otherwise, Wen Haowen would not be in the mood to visit her.
“It was a close shave but fortunately, he was sent to the hospital and treated in time. His life is out of danger now. Rest well and you’ll be fine,” Wen Haowen answered, thinking that Ning Shuqian was genuinely concerned about Old Mr. Wen. He thought that she was genuinely kindhearted since she was worried about Old Mr. Wen despite being mistreated by the latter.
“Good that Father is alright!” Ning Shuqian exclaimed in joy. She thought.
Noticing that she was beaming with joy, Wen Haowen thought that she was genuinely happy to hear that Old Mr. Wen was safe and sound. “Yes, don’t worry. It was just a false alarm.”
Ning Shuqian patted his chest gently and asked, “Haowen, why did Father pass out all of a sudden?”
She wanted to know if Wen Xinya had something to do with the hospitalization.
Wen Haowen’s face stiffened and he recalled the words that he had said to Old Mr. Wen in a moment of anger. Feeling a little regretful, he described the situation to Ning Shuqian briefly. He would never hide anything from her, anyway.
After hearing his words, Ning Shuqian grabbed Wen Haowen’s hand and said, “Haowen, it’s not your fault that Father fainted. You’re his only son, and you’ve been running Wen Corporation for fifteen years. Wen Corporation belongs to you.”
Ning Shuqian’s words struck a sour note within Wen Haowen. However, he gradually got a grip on his emotions.
Noticing that he had calmed down, Ning Shuqian remarked in disgruntlement. “It’s all Wen Xinya’s fault. Ever since she returned to the Wen Family, she’s been creating so much trouble and conflict. If it weren’t for her, this wouldn’t have happened today. Father has always had high hopes for you. She must have been the one who sowed discord between you and Father and made him displeased towards you.”
A sullen expression formed on Wen Haowen’s face and he looked extremely daunting. “You’re right, it’s all that shrew’s fault. If it weren’t because of her, I wouldn’t have had such a heated argument with Father, and Father wouldn’t have fainted.”
After hearing Ning Shuqian’s words, Wen Haowen’s feelings of regret vanished. He decided that Wen Xinya was to be blamed for everything.
Ning Shuqian tried to comfort him in a soft and tender voice. “Haowen, simmer down. Father is sick now. You must run the Wen Corporation well and prove to him that you’ve got what it takes.”
Wen Haowen took a deep breath and said, “You’re right.”
Ning Shuqian smiled and continued, “Haowen, you told me previously that Ai Shang Group has recalled their products and embarked on a new research, and that you’ve been very busy because of the lack of manpower in management, right?”
Wen Haowen nodded and said, “I’ve been overseeing everything that happened there because of all the mess that needs to be handled. I’ve been very busy lately.”
He had never been too concerned about Ai Shang Group becasue of Wen Xinya.
Ning Shuqian’s eyes lit up and she said, “Haowen, I have a suitable candidate for the managerial position. I’ll show you his resume later and you can decide if he’s suitable.”
“Sure! I can be much more at ease if he’s competent enough,” said Wen Haowen, who did not brood over it and merely thought that Ning Shuqian was just concerned about him. Anyway, he could choose not to hire the person she recommended if he found him to be unsuitable.
“I just don’t want you to be so burdened by work,” she said, hanging her head low and exposing her fair, smooth and beautiful neck.
Greatly enticed by her sensual and graceful posture, Wen Haowen leaned forward and kissed her on the neck.
“Hao… Haowen!” Ning Shuqian squealed coquettishly, her gentle voice giving Wen Haowen the chills.
Wen Haowen felt a sudden urge to get intimate with Ning Shuqian. However, he decided to drop the idea because Ning Shuqian was still injured and had to recuperate.