Chapter 393: You’d Better Pray That You Can Sleep in Peace from Now On
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Wen Xinya arrived at the hospital bright early in the morning of the following day. Noticing the dark circles under her eyes, Old Mr. Wen deduced that she must have had a poor night’s sleep. Hence, he further insisted on getting discharged.
By the time Old Mr. Wen was done with the full-body physical examination, it was already eleven o’clock and the doctor declared that Old Mr. Wen was recovering well. He was also in a good mental state.
Hence, Wen Xinya proceeded to settle the administrative procedures for his discharge.
She returned to the ward after signing the papers, only to see that Ning Shuqian was standing by the door and looking extremely pale. However, she exuded a unique beauty and sultriness despite appearing vulnerable.
Upon sight of Wen Xinya, Ning Shuqian greeted smilingly. “Hello, Xinya. I’m here because I heard that your grandfather is getting discharged and I wanted to see if I could help with anything.”
Ning Shuqian was peeved to see that Wen Xinya was unharmed and well, for that just meant that the plan that she and the mysterious person had plotted meticulously had gone in vain. She finally found the best chance to act last night, after observing the timings that Wen Xinya left the hospital every night.
At two a.m. yesterday, she received the news of Wen Xinya escaping the attack unscathed, after which she flew into a rage and smashed the glass cup onto the television, greatly damaging the television screen.
The surveillance cameras by the entrance of the hospital had been damaged and the mysterious person had yet to find out who the person who had rescued Wen Xinya was. However, he deduced that it must have been an extraordinary person, especially since the savior had left no stones unturned.
Although Shen Mengting had gone missing, Ning Shuqian was not afraid that she’d be implicated. After all, people put through mental suggestions would not be able to recall what happened previously even after they became lucid. But of course… Shen Mengting was already mentally unsound, to begin with.
Wen Xinya walked towards Ning Shuqian slowly and spoke with a sinister smirk. Although her smile was beautiful, it was harsh and hair-raising at the same time, as if it were a weapon disguised as a gilded flower—unassuming yet deadly and lethal. “Aunt Ning, have you already recovered completely? You can walk so soon?”
Ning Shuqian’s heart skipped a beat the moment she noticed Wen Xinya’s terrifying gaze. She subconsciously took a step back and answered, “The doctor said that my wounds have healed completely, though my daily activities would be affected because the wound is on my stomach. Hence, I’ll have to be hospitalized for a few more days.”
Wen Xinya glared at her abdomen and quipped. “You’ve recovered so soon. Seems like that pair of scissors…” Wen Xinya paused in her speech and mimicked the action of stabbing a knife into her gut using her right hand, then continued coldly, “Didn’t go too deep inside you. Had you been stabbed further, you’d be laying in bed now, wouldn’t you?”
Ning Shuqian could sense that she was glaring daggers at her stomach, and she strangely felt a sudden tinge of pain in her wound. She noticed that Wen Xinya had carried out the stabbing action with incredible finesse as well. The mere action was enough to send chills down Ning Shuqian’s spine. Wen Xinya’s words had also given her goosebumps.
The next thing she knew, Wen Xinya had already walked towards her. Her thin and slender frame gave her an intimidating aura. “Aunt Ning, why aren’t you saying anything? Why do you seem so out of sorts?” She then continued in a mellower voice, “I forgot to ask you about this. Last night…”
Ning Shuqian retreated and plastered her spine against the cold and hard wall, feeling an immense shiver down her back which seemed to have penetrated through her bones. She screeched. “What happened last night? Did your grandfather show any signs of discomfort last night? I went to bed early last night, at about nine o’clock. Wait… I mean ten o’clock. Yes, I went to bed at ten and woke up the next morning.”
Although she detested Wen Xinya to the core and had made up her mind to kill her, it was still her first time taking part in a plot for murder. Hence, she could not help but panic and feel flustered at the mention of last night’s events.
“Aunt Ning, why are you getting all flustered and nervous? I’m not done yet!” Wen Xinya said with a smirk that was beautiful and captivating as orchids. Yet… the words that came out of those mesmerizing lips were as deadly as sharp daggers.
“Just what are you trying to say?” Ning Shuqian questioned, trying to move even further backward. However, she accidentally knocked her foot against the wall, causing her to be overwhelmed with unbearable pain. She froze from head to toe and turned cold and clammy.
Wen Xinya inched forward slowly. Staring at the convincingly innocent smile on Wen Xinya’s face, Ning Shuqian held her breath unknowingly and asked, “Xinya, just what do you want to do?”
Wen Xinya continued to lean closer and closer, grinning widely from ear to ear.
“Wen Xinya, what are you trying to do?” Ning Shuqian questioned, her pupils constricting non-stop. Her vision began to blur and she could no longer see Wen Xinya’s features clearly. She was consumed by terror and the next thing she knew, she had let out a scream of horror.
Wen Xinya moved her lips towards her ears and whispered in a devilish and sinister fashion, “I just wanted to ask you if you… slept in peace last night?”
She had emphasized on the words “in peace” in an intimidating tone.
Ning Shuqian tensed up, finding it hard to breathe. It was as if her airways were stuck and she had to breathe through her mouth. Panting heavily, she answered, “I… slept… very well last night!”
Her shaky voice showed the terror and fear within her, which made her sound extremely low-pitched.
Wen Xinya moved away slowly, her stilettos making sounds whenever she took a step. “Well then… Aunt Ning, you’d bettter start praying from today onwards, that you’d get to sleep in peace every night… and that you won’t have nightmares about being stabbed or your wounds opening up and bleeding again.”
Ning Shuqian’s eyes widened in shock. She thought to herself,
Her mind went blank and she felt as if a boulder had been placed on her chest, making it hard for her to breathe. “What… do… you mean?”
Although it was just a simple sentence, she had expended all of her energy to say it at one go in a hoarse voice.
Wen Xinya smiled and answered calmly, “Nothing much. I just wanted to let you know that I’ve always liked paying others back in their own coin. An eye for an eye. That’s my favorite thing to do.”
As soon as Wen Xinya finished speaking, she slowly pushed the doors of the ward open and entered with grace and poise.