Best Novels > Reborn Aristocrat: Return of the Vicious Heiress

Chapter 396 - A Person from the Gray Area

Reborn Aristocrat: Return of the Vicious Heiress
     Chapter 396: A Person from the Gray Area

    Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios

    After Wen Xinya left, Si Yiyan walked towards the window slowly, forming a gray silhouette, which symbolized his true identity—a person from the gray area.

    Si Yiyan gently unbuttoned the second button on the sleeve of his shirt. The button was dark purple and opulent-looking. It had a complex design of branches intertwined to form a heart shape. When looked at closely, an engraving of “Rexi” in a cursive font could be seen in the middle of the heart.

    The second button of men’s shirts was the closest to the heart, and was meant for the person whom they loved most.

    Wen Xinya did not notice that the engraving was on the second button of all of his shirts.

    Gu Yuehan’s heavy footsteps broke the silence as he walked towards Si Yiyan slowly. “Ninth Young Master, I’ve already hired the world’s most renowned psychologist, just like you instructed. We’ve also begun putting Shen Mengting through treatment and counseling. The psychologist has also testified that Shen Mengting is severely deranged and mentally unsound. However, her condition is not as serious as diagnosed and she can sometimes be like a normal person.”

    “What a surprise gift,” Si Yiyan said while hanging his head low and stroking the second button on his left sleeve. His composure made it hard for anyone to guess his thoughts.

    Gu Yuehan continued, “We’ve already put her through hypnosis. Although we didn’t get any useful information out of her, we managed to find out some details about the people and events that took place before she was put through mental suggestion. However, we didn’t find anything after looking up the information.”

    Si Yiyan asked, “Does that mean that Shen Mengting is just a useless pawn?”

    After a moment of hesitation, Gu Yuehan answered, “Yes!”

    Si Yiyan stared out of the window, appearing extremely gloomy and threatening.

    “Ninth Young Master, what do you plan to do about Shen Mengting?” Gu Yuehan was certain that Si Yiyan would not stoop so low as to harm a lunatic like Shen Mengting. However, Si Yiyan would also not let her off because she had harmed Wen Xinya.

    “Do you think we’d be letting Shen Mengting off too easy if we don’t do anything to her? But it’s not like me to give her mercy either,” Si Yiyan said while looking at Gu Yuehan nonchalantly.

    Gu Yuehan remained silent and kept a straight face.

    Although Si Yiyan seemed to be asking for his opinion, he had in fact, already made up his mind.

    Si Yiyan instructed. “Send Shen Mengting to the asylum that she had been admitted to previously.”

    Gu Yuehan’s heart sank a little, unable to guess what his menacing expression meant.

    Si Yiyan’s beautiful, narrow eyes squinted and he said, “Leave her there and let her do what she does best!”

    He would never spare the life of anyone who harmed Wen Xinya, even if it were a lunatic.

    Gu Yuehan was slightly frightened to hear his words. However, he could guess what he meant. “Ninth Young Master, are you planning to use Shen Mengting to deal with Ning Shuqian’s instigators?”

    Actually, he had expected that Si Yiyan would deal with Ning Shuqian. However, he did not expect that he would change his target and deal with the masterminds instead.

    Si Yiyan clenched his fist and said, “Ning Shuqian and the rest have used Shen Mengting to harm Xinya. In that case, I, too, can use Shen Mengting to lure them out.”

    “Those people are hard to deal with. They’re very sneaky. Shen Mengting is just a pawn, she might not be very useful,” said Gu Yuehan, who felt hesitant and suspicious, although he did not dare to doubt Si Yiyan’s decision. After all, they had not been able to find out anything about the identity of the instigators.

    Si Yiyan’s thin lips curled into a smile and he said coldly, “Those people don’t get to decide if she’s just a pawn that they have given up on. I call the shots. And I’ve never lost to anyone when it comes to mind games. Whether or not she’s useful will have to depend on the scheme that we devise.”

    It was time to annihilate that bunch of people whom he had been tolerating for a long time because he did not want to blow things out of proportion and implicate Wen Xinya. However, his patience was growing thin and he decided to lure them out and get rid of them without hesitation.

    Si Yiyan guffawed sarcastically and said, “I’ve been keeping close tabs on those people and their habits of taking action ever since Yang Chongguang died. I’ve already figured out the way they tend to handle things. They’re very careful, cautious, cruel, and relentless at the same time. Do you actually think they’d let Shen Mengting live?”

    As long as the strategy was appropriate and they managed to lure them to take action on Shen Mengting, he would be able to get rid of all of them.

    Gu Yuehan had entirely understood what he meant. He realized that Si Yiyan had long had everything planned out.

    The surveillance cameras outside the hospital were ruined by Si Yiyan’s subordinates on the night of Shen Mengting’s attack on Wen Xinya, thus creating a mysterious image for Wen Xinya, so as to scare the instigators.

    He had also intentionally arranged for it to appear like Shen Mengting had gone missing. Although they had already given up on her, they’d definitely be curious about her going missing all of a sudden, and hence, would look into it in secret.

    Shen Mengting’s sudden appearance would definitely arouse suspicion.

    As long as the instigators find out that Shen Mengting was related to an unknown power, they’d definitely take action in order to get rid of her. “It’s good to have a plan, but those people are very careful. What if they don’t fall for it?”

    The resentment in Si Yiyan’s eyes faded and he said, “We’ll have to force them into falling for our trick. Shen Mengting may not be significant enough to be a deciding factor, but how about the heavyweight, Ning Shuqian?”

    Gu Yuehan remained standing quietly. Si Yiyan had long lost his patience and gotten to the point of employing all means.

    Si Yiyan smirked coldly. “I promised Xinya that I would stab Ning Shuqian to take revenge for her…” He then guffawed and continued, “One stab is not enough!”

    “Got it, Ninth Young Master. I’ll make the arrangements immediately.” Gu Yuehan thought to himself, Ninth Young Master is planning to use mind tricks to deal with Ning Shuqian. Once Ning Shuqian gets flustered, she’d definitely seek help from the instigators and they’d be lured.

    Si Yiyan said with a frown, “Keep this to yourself. Don’t let others find out.”

    “Yes!” Gu Yuehan agreed, knowing that he wanted to keep it from Wen Xinya.