Chapter 420: Huo Qiuzhen Is Perhaps Just a Scapegoat
The ginger soup warmed her stomach and made her feel extremely comfortable. However, she could not seem to get rid of the lingering smell of ginger in her mouth. Wen Xinya crinkled her nose in discomfort.
Si Yiyan then made her another cup of thick and fragrant hot chocolate. “Have some hot chocolate.”
Wen Xinya grabbed the porcelain cup that had roses printed on it. The color of the cup made her fingers look extremely slender and long. Staring at the brown liquid in the cup which smelled milky and heavenly, she proceeded to take a sip of the hot chocolate. It was smooth and velvety, and the rich, bittersweet aroma filled her taste buds. It was a unique indulgence that quickly got rid of the unbearable spiciness of ginger. She fell in love with its taste the instant it hit her taste buds.
Happiness was written all over Si Yiyan’s face when he noticed that she was enjoying the hot chocolate.
Wen Xinya placed the empty cup down and gazed at him with an icy cold stare in her eyes, making her appear a little aloof and distant. “Si Yiyan, what exactly happened with Black Sunday?”
There was a tinge of disgruntlement and anger in her tone, although she sounded rather calm. She was bent on teaching him a lesson for causing her to be anxious and flustered when he was unreachable. However, her anger vanished at the instant that she saw him.
Si Yiyan pulled her into his arms and rested her head on his shoulder. “The owner of Black Sunday is Huo Qiuzhen, who has a brother named Huo Zhendong. I heard that Huo Zhendong had been… made impotent by you. Huo Qiuzhen colluded with Ning Shuqian to harm you because he wanted to seek revenge for his brother.”
Si Yiyan then explained everything to her.
Si Yiyan observed her expressions, feeling worried and uncertain. After all, he had meddled too much in the matter. He initially wanted to keep it from her for the time being and wait for an appropriate time to tell her. However, Wen Xinya was way too sharp and she had already guessed that he had something to do with Black Sunday. Hence, he had no choice but to come clean with her now.
“Turns out the person who’s after my life is Huo Qiuzhen!” Wen Xinya exclaimed with a frown. On the day she was reborn, she destroyed the member of the man who had raped her in her previous lifetime. She did not expect that that man would be the brother of Huo Qiuzhen, the owner of Black Sunday.
Noticing that Wen Xinya seemed to be deep in thought, Si Yiyan realized that the information provided by his subordinates was indeed reliable. However, he was nonetheless taken aback by the resentment that flashed in her eyes.
Wen Xinya’s forehead creased into another frown and she said, “If that’s the case, it just means that there’s probably more to my mother’s death and that Ning Shuqian had an ulterior motive when marrying Wen Haowen.”
Ever since Si Yiyan shared his conjecture with her, suspicion grew rapidly in her heart and she could not stop thinking about it at all. She had a feeling that the truth was just like Si Yiyan had guessed.
Finding out the truth about Huo Qiuzhen did not erase her doubts, and instead made her feel even more paranoid and full of suspicion.
“What are you thinking about?” Si Yiyan asked, noticing the frown on her face.
“I think that Huo Qiuzhen may not… be the one supporting Ning Shuqian, although they’ve indeed colluded to harm me,” said Wen Xinya, who would have believed it had she not been reborn. However, all of the details of the events that took place in her previous lifetime made her feel like there was more to her mother’s death than met the eye. She began to suspect that Ning Shuqian was getting up to a conspiracy.
Otherwise… where would Ning Shuqian get the confidence to say that she would get her hands on the Wen Family assets once she gets rid of me? Regardless of how shrewd Ning Shuqian may be, the selfish Wen Haowen wouldn’t give the Wen Corporation to someone else. Besides, Grandpa isn’t senile or dead yet.
Unless… she has a greater power behind her. So long as the heiress of the Wen Family is dead, she would be able to get her hands on all the assets.
Si Yiyan could tell how certain she was. He nodded and said, “I sense something fishy about this too. I’m guessing that there’s another mastermind involved. Perhaps, Huo Qiuzhen is just a scapegoat. However, all the leads end with Huo Qiuzhen.”
Although they had found out a lot about Huo Qiuzhen, everything that happened seemed to just be coincidences. Si Yiyan felt that the investigations were too easy to carry out and hence, he suspected that it could have been intentional, so as to draw attention away from the mastermind.
A grim expression formed on Wen Xinya’s face after hearing his words. “I heard that there’s a power struggle going on within Black Sunday, which involves the leaders from overseas. Could it have something to do with them?”
Although her knowledge about Black Sunday was only the tip of the iceberg, it was sufficient to scare and intimidate her.
Si Yiyan said, “I’m currently investigating on this and I’ve also found out that there are other authorities involved with Black Sunday. However, I haven’t found any useful information yet. This should be the end of it all.”
However, Wen Xinya’s heart sank. What Si Yiyan did to Black Sunday, as well as the public’s reaction to the matter, gave Wen Xinya an eye-opener. She realized that Si Yiyan had more power and authority than she had imagined, and what she had seen was merely the tip of the iceberg. Yet, it was already enough to wipe out the leaders of Black Sunday, which was mysterious and intimidating in her eyes.
Clearly, the true mastermind was extremely mysterious, for even Si Yiyan could not find out who he was.
Fortunately, she knew Si Yiyan. Otherwise, she would definitely end up in a sorry plight, given how powerful the mastermind was.
Si Yiyan said softly, “Don’t worry, those people are cowards and they’re definitely fearful. We may not be able to solve the root problem, but we at least gave them a warning. Those people won’t dare to lay a hand on you for now.”
That was also the reason why he insisted on using extreme means to handle this matter, for the mastermind was too mysterious. Hence, he was not confident in annihilating the mastermind. The more cruel he was, the more he could intimidate him.
Wen Xinya nodded and got a grip on her emotions. She looked up at Si Yiyan and asked, “If I didn’t find out about Black Sunday and Jiayuan Club from Gu Junling, would you continue to hide it from me?”
All the citizens of the city had chosen to remain silent about the matter and most people were still unaware of the final outcome. She wouldn’t have found out about it either, if not for Gu Junling.