Chapter 389: This Is the Real Affirmation
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Although Old Mr. Wen’s condition had already stabilized, Wen Xinya was still rather worried about him. Hence, she stayed by his side in the hospital ward. “Grandpa, let me peel an apple for you! The doctor said that you should eat more fruits.”
Old Mr. Wen agreed with a nod. “Sure!”
Wen Xinya picked up the fruit knife and began peeling a big red apple.
Old Mr. Wen recalled the events of that night while watching Wen Xinya peel the apple.
Old Mr. Wen was rather glad that Wen Haowen had remembered his favorite food, dumplings and soy milk.
The nurse then entered the ward to take Old Mr. Wen’s temperature. Upon sight of the dumplings and soy milk on the table, she threw them into the rubbish bin without hesitation. “Old Mr. Wen, you may not have any major issues with your health, but you ought to stick to bland and healthy foods for now, such as porridge and boiled vegetables. Eat more fruits. The doctor has already informed your family of the appropriate diet you should follow.”
Wen Xinya remembered that Old Mr. Wen had to stick to a healthy diet. Yet, his son had neglected that fact because he was too preoccupied with being a filial son.
Old Mr. Wen said in a shaky voice, “Lawyer Luo came by a few days ago to visit me. Your father saw him.”
Wen Xinya paused for a while before continuing to peel the apple.
Old Mr. Wen said solemnly, “He asked Secretary Cao about my will, and if I made any changes to it.”
Wen Xinya stopped peeling the apple. She had no idea what to say about Wen Haowen who had completely destroyed all the hope that Old Mr. Wen had for him. She should be feeling happy about it since that would mean that she would be the only successor of Wen Corporation. However, she could not help but feel upset at the sight of how disappointed her grandfather was.
Old Mr. Wen continued, “He actually doesn’t know that I already changed the terms on my will the day after your homecoming party. Even Secretary Cao didn’t know about this.”
Wen Haowen’s behavior during the homecoming party had disappointed Old Mr. Wen greatly. However, he was heartened to see how calm Wen Xinya acted. He knew that she decided not to flare up because she didn’t want to cause any extra trouble. Hence, he decided to change the terms of his will and transfer five percent of his shares to Wen Xinya.
“Grandpa… ” Wen Xinya murmured in shock.
Old Mr. Wen said with a look of determination in his eyes, “Even if I’m dead, the Wen Corporation will never be in his hands. Given how incompetent he is, he’ll never be able to stand up to those shareholders, let alone subdue them. When I’m dead… he’ll become prey to those predators.”
Holding Old Mr. Wen’s hand, Wen Xinya said, “Grandpa, you’ll definitely enjoy longevity.”
Old Mr. Wen grabbed her hand and said, “Although I was in great awe of you when you first reunited with us, I thought that you were too cold and aloof. After all, you didn’t grow up in the Wen Family and I didn’t know how much you’d actually care about us. Hence, I was rather doubtful towards you.”
Wen Xinya was well aware of the doubts that Old Mr. Wen had towards her, especially when she was dealing with the Xiao Family. Although she managed to convince him with some words, it was only temporary.
Old Mr. Wen said profoundly, “Now that I think about it, I only got to see your father’s and Ning Shuqian’s true colors after you returned to the family. You’ve also seen through them after all that they have done to you. Hence, you’ve already drawn a line between you and them right from the start. You’re a good child. You’ve got greater foresight and judgment than I do.”
“Grandpa…” Wen Xinya teared up. This was the real affirmation that she wanted to receive from him.
Old Mr. Wen’s eyes began to brighten and he held her hand benevolently. “Child, just forget about the things that I said to you a few days ago! I believe you have the ability to make the right decisions.”
Wen Haowen knew that he was referring to Wen Haowen. She nodded with tears in her eyes and said, “Grandpa, don’t worry. I won’t let you down.”
Just like what Si Yiyan said, Old Mr. Wen had really let it go.
Old Mr. Wen patted her hand and said, “It’s getting late, go back and get some rest! I’ll be discharged tomorrow morning. You guys don’t have to keep coming to the hospital every day.”
He had seen how much effort his family had put in to take care of him. Old Mrs. Wen hated staying up late. Hence, she would take care of him in the day while Wen Xinya took over at night.
Wen Xinya said, “How can that do? The doctor said that you’ll have to be hospitalized for a few more days.”
“The doctor said that there are no major problems with my health. Besides, it’d be easier for me to receive care at home since we have a family doctor.”
Wen Xinya said coaxingly, “Grandpa, be good. I’ll ask the doctor again tomorrow before deciding.”
Old Mr. Wen waved and said, “Alright, we’ll talk again tomorrow then. Hurry and go back. It’s almost midnight.”
Wen Xinya tucked him beneath the blanket and said, “I’ll leave after you fall asleep.”
Old Mr. Wen had no choice but to close his eyes and go to bed.
Twenty minutes later, Wen Xinya discovered that his breathing had become much more stable. She stood up quietly and left the ward. She then closed the door carefully.
Wen Xinya took her time to leave the hospital. As soon as she stepped foot outside, she shivered uncontrollably because of the chilly temperature. She then grabbed her jacket tightly and looked up to see that Si Yiyan’s car had been pulled over by the roadside. He was leaning against the door and waiting for her.
Wen Xinya was extremely touched, because he would wait for her outside the hospital every single day, regardless of how late it was. Unable to contain her excitement, she hurriedly strode towards him.
To her astonishment, a sudden figure leaped towards Wen Xinya and yelled in a shrilling voice, “Wen Xinya, you’re going to die a horrible death!”
“Shen Mengting!” Wen Xinya froze in shock at the sight of the sharp and shiny knife in her hand, so glaring it could almost blind her.
Although everything was taking place rapidly, it seemed to be happening in slow motion before her. It was as if she could not dodge regardless of how hard she tried.
Her pupils constricted rapidly and she could not help but be reminded of the time when Shen Mengting stabbed Ning Shuqian in the gut. However… Shen Mengting was merely using a pair of scissors back then and the injury was not fatal. Yet, it was a sharp knife this time. If she were to get stabbed, the consequences would be dire.
“Xinya, watch out!”