Chapter 400: Wen Xinya Is Far More Intimidating Than She Had Imagined
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Ning Shuqian’s eyes widened in shock and she looked into Shen Mengting’s bloodshot eyes. She looked extremely terrifying and grotesque, especially since blood was flowing out of her eyes and trickling down her pale and ghastly face.
“Ning Shuqian, you’re going to die a horrible death, you’re going to die a horrible death…” All of a sudden, Shen Mengting darted towards her and glared at her menacingly like a predator.
The knife was pushed into her flesh with a loud, crisp sound, causing Ning Shuqian to be filled with immense pain from head to toe.
Shen Mengting began laughing hysterically, her piercing and maniacal laughter ringing in Ning Shuqian’s ears continuously. Ning Shuqian felt as if her eardrums were about to be ruptured.
“Ah…” Ning Shuqian sat up straight and began panting heavily, the sounds of her quickened breathing filling the air in the silent ward. Large sweat droplets began trickling down her forehead continuously and into her eyes, causing her vision to blur and her eyes to be filled with stinging pain.
She sat on the bed, dumbfounded and shocked out of her senses. Images of Wen Xinya glaring at her coldly flooded her brain. She recalled Wen Xinya speaking in a devilish voice and saying to her sinisterly, “You’d better start praying from today onwards that you won’t get any nightmares or get stabbed for no reason, or have your wounds opened up again.”
Afterwards… she was really stabbed again by an unknown person and her wound had eerily opened up again. She had also begun to be haunted by nightmares…
She was certain that Wen Xinya was the mastermind behind everything and that she had done all of that in order to exact revenge against her.
She was jolted awake by the immense pain in her stomach. Ignoring her blurry vision, she struggled to sit up and press the assistance bell beside the bed. However, as soon as she cocked her head towards the side, she caught sight of a black silhouette flashing past her window. Her heart skipped a beat and she felt as if it was about to jump out of her chest.
She shuddered in fear and shock, and her body turned cold and clammy. She hurriedly lifted the snow-white sheets and dashed out of the ward, completely ignoring her bleeding wound. She yelled in terror, “Someone, send help! Don’t kill me… someone is trying to kill me…”
During her frenzy, Ning Shuqian knocked into a nurse walking in her direction.
The nurse was holding a tray, on which there were medicine, scissors, syringes, and bottles. The items fell onto the ground the instant the nurse slipped and Ning Shuqian let out a shriek.
The shards of glass from the broken tablet bottles dug into Ning Shuqian’s flesh, causing her to shriek and scream in unbearable pain.
The nurses passing by hurriedly helped Ning Shuqian up, only to discover that her blue patient uniform had been stained by blood, especially the fabric around her arm and gut. “Are you alright? Let me take you back to your ward and clean your wounds again.”
Ning Shuqian felt a strong, nagging pain in her wound which spread throughout her body. Upon hearing the nurse’s words, she recalled the flashing silhouette that she had seen outside the window earlier on. She screamed and spluttered. “No… I don’t want to return to the ward. Arrange for me to move to another ward immediately… at once! Money is not an issue, what matters most is my safety… do you hear me…”
Her screeching and high-pitched voice gave the nurse a huge fright. The nurse’s lips trembled and she frantically said, “Alright, I’ll make the arrangements immediately!”
Ning Shuqian’s mind was sent into a state of frenzy and she could not help but feel a little mental and deranged at the thought of everything that had happened recently. At last, she concluded that Wen Xinya was far more terrifying than she had imagined.
She was no longer capable enough to deal with Wen Xinya.
Previously, she had been intentionally keeping a distance from that mysterious man in order to avoid becoming overly reliant on him. However… now that Wen Xinya had hired someone to kill her, she could no longer sit back and do nothing. She had made up her mind to get rid of Wen Xinya completely.
By the time she was settled into the new ward, it was already three o’clock in the morning. After some consideration, she mustered up the courage to make a call to that mysterious person.
The call was picked up soon after and Ning Shuqian asked anxiously, “Do you have any way to get rid of that little bitch Wen Xinya? She actually hired someone to assassinate me.”
The mysterious man asked, “Are you sure it was Wen Xinya?”
Ning Shuqian screeched in a high-pitched voice. “Of course I’m sure. When that old man was discharged a few days ago, I ran into Wen Xinya and she even threatened me that day. A few days later, I was almost assassinated. Who else could it be other than Wen Xinya?”
The mysterious man remained silent.
An ominous feeling filled Ning Shuqian’s heart and she yelled, “I was fortunate to have had the nurse beside me when I was assaulted two days ago and ended up suffering just a minor slash on my arm. However, a black silhouette showed up outside the window of my ward tonight and luckily, I woke up just in time to escape. That little bitch Wen Xinya is obviously out to kill me.”
“It may not be that simple. Ever since Wen Xinya reunited with the Wen Family, she’s been escaping our traps and attacks time and time again. I’m guessing that there’s someone behind her to support her. This time, the surveillance cameras were ruined and Shen Mengting went missing for no reason. She then showed up at the asylum again a few days later, all alive and well. Yet, you got stabbed openly in the hospital. That just further confirms my doubts.”
Ning Shuqian asked in shock, “Do you mean that someone’s secretly helping Wen Xinya?”
“Yes. That’s why we can’t act recklessly for now. We must find out that person’s identity first.”
Feeling ill at ease, Ning Shuqian asked, “How about Shen Mengting? Although she won’t be able to recall anything after the mental suggestion, I have a strong feeling that the mastermind must have done something to Shen Mengting before releasing her again. Even if she doesn’t remember that we put her through mental suggestion, she’d definitely remember that we have interacted with her before. You said that Wen Xinya is not a simple person. Perhaps, we missed out a detail, which gave them the chance to act on us…”
Ning Shuqian had only said that because she did not want to let Shen Mengting off. On the other hand, she was also afraid that Shen Mengting would expose everything that she had instigated her to do. But of course… part of the reason was also the one she had given the mysterious man.
The mysterious man remained silent. However, he clearly did not wish to leave any stones unturned. “Give me some time to think clearly,” he said, feeling extremely uncertain.
Ning Shuqian was filled with frustration and barked in displeasure. “Why do you need so much time to think about everything? I don’t care, you must send someone to ensure that I’m safe. I know you’ll need my help with exacting your plan against the Wen Family. If something happens to me, your plans are going to fail!”
Ning Shuqian then ended the call angrily.