Chapter 426: The Two Adoptive Daughters of the Wen Family
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Si Yiyan scooped a bowl of porridge and topped it with some red bean paste and osmanthus honey. The bowl of piping hot porridge was bursting with a sweet aroma. “Aren’t you hungry? The porridge is ready. The doctor said that it’d be better for you to eat more bland and healthy foods when you’re sick. It’d be better for your digestion.”
Wen Xinya sniffed and grabbed the bowl of porridge from his hands. She then ate a spoonful, after which the sweetness of the porridge filled her taste buds and warmed her heart. “It tastes great.”
Si Yiyan smiled and watched her eat the porridge that he had cooked from scratch, filled with joy and satisfaction. He finally understood how much effort Wen Xinya had put in to take care of him when his arm was injured.
Half an hour after she had finished the porridge, Si Yiyan prepared some cold medicine and a glass of warm water. “You may not have any major problems with your health now, but you still have to continue taking the medicine.”
A look of dismay formed on Wen Xinya’s face. She recalled the times when she was ill in her previous lifetime. Back then, she would recover right after resting in bed for a day when she was ill, and never had to continue taking medicine.
After taking her medicine, Wen Xinya picked up the newspapers on the coffee table. The moment she read the news, her eyes widened in shock. “Miss Innocent turns out to be a promiscuous and wild girl!”
She then grabbed the magazines to see that photos of Xia Ruya embarrassing herself at Zhou Tianyu’s party and lying on the ground in a suggestive pose were splashed across the covers of various magazines.
There was an outrageous caption on one of the magazines. It read: “The two adoptive daughters of the Wen Family share the same husband!”
Xia Ruya hurriedly whipped out her mobile phone and logged into Weibo, only to see that there was a massive number of malicious comments on Xia Ruya’s page, all of which were sent by angry netizens lashing out at her. The netizens were unrestrained with their words, especially the female ones, who berated her, while the males cheered in excitement. Although the situation was not as chaotic as it was during the exposure of the video, it was still blown out of proportion.
Regardless of her status, Xia Ruya had always been known as a pure and innocent girl who was elegant and graceful.
Now that she was embroiled in a scandal, everyone was greatly astounded and lots of people felt cheated out of their feelings. Hence, they decided to berate her and slam her online.
It was the very fact that she was an illegitimate daughter and the former heiress of the Wen Family that caught the attention of the public. On top of that, the public also knew that there had been some drama between her and Wen Xinya, the real heiress of the Wen Family. Hence… they cast all their attention on her.
She had brought it all upon herself!
The image that Xia Ruya had painstakingly built and maintained for twelve years was completely destroyed overnight.
Wen Xinya was incredibly thrilled. Xia Ruya was just like a silly putty who could keep her image squeaky clean, making Wen Xinya feel as if she could not do anything to her at all.
Xu Zhenyu had taken a video of Wen Yuya during Zhou Tianyu’s birthday party. However, she had been keeping the video on her laptop, for fear that she would be implicated if Xia Ruya decided to frame her.
To her surprise, someone else had taken photos of Xia Ruya embarrassing herself at the party.
“Si Yiyan, what exactly is going on in those news reports? Hurry and tell me!” Wen Xinya exclaimed at the top of her lungs.
Si Yiyan exited from the kitchen to see that she was holding a magazine in her hands. He answered, “Oh! She recognized me at Black Sunday yesterday and even shamelessly pleaded for me to help her. In a moment of anger and irritation, I got someone to take some beautiful photos of her and sent them to the media.”
Wen Xinya stared at him, shocked speechless.
She had been racking her brains to come up with a solution to deal with Xia Ruya. Yet, Si Yiyan actually managed to settle it for her effortlessly. The results were shockingly dire, and Xia Ruya’s reputation was completely ruined.
He was cunning and relentless.
She stared at the photos in the newspapers, in which Xia Ruya was pinned against the wall by a man. It was very likely for the public to get the wrong idea, especially since she was dressed fashionably, a stark contrast from her usual demure and girly style.
There was another photo of Xia Ruya sprawled across the ground with her hair unkempt and her clothes all loose and messy. The position that her body was in was extremely suggestive and her eyes were glassed over, giving the photo an overall dreamy, racy and erotic vibe.
Si Yiyan grabbed the magazine in her hands and stared at the photo on the cover. With a frown on his face, he said, “I didn’t ask for this photo to be published.”
Wen Xinya obviously knew that he was not the one who had published the photo, for he was unaware of what happened during Zhou Tianyu’s birthday party. She said, “Xia Ruya has always been very concerned and conscious of her image and reputation. I wonder if she can still continue to keep up with her pretense as an elegant and graceful yet meek girl now that she’s involved in such a scandal.”
Xia Ruya’s image as a pure and kindhearted girl had brought her lots of compliments, and the airs that she had put on to seem like a classy and elegant girl had also helped her build the aura of a wealthy heiress. Her innocent facade was her best weapon.
Si Yiyan cast the magazine aside and asked, “Xinya, have you ever heard of leeches?”
Wen Xinya nodded and said, “Yes, I have. Leeches are blood-feeding creatures who can hide well and wriggle into the bodies of humans quietly to suck their blood. Once a leech gets attached to you, it’d be hard to remove it. It’ll latch on tightly. Leeches are terrifying creatures that can adapt well to their environment and survive in extreme conditions.”
Si Yiyan nodded and said, “That’s right. Xia Ruya is just like a leech. Her will to live is strong, and once she gets on your body, it’d be hard to get rid of her. She won’t be easily defeated by the news. Hence, you must be wary and deal with her carefully.”
She had indeed rarely seen any girls like Xia Ruya who knew how to make use of her strengths and put them to her advantage. She was scheming, sly, ambitious and crafty. So long as she saw a glimmer of hope, she’d use it to rise from the dead, just like a weed in spring. No amount of wildfire could kill it.
If it weren’t because of her evil personality, even Si Yiyan would admire her for her tenacity.
It was indeed a terrible thing for Wen Xinya to have someone like her as an enemy.
“Your description is very apt. Xia Ruya is indeed a leech.”
Having lived through two lifetimes, Wen Xinya had long seen through Xia Ruya’s pretense and hypocrisy. However, Si Yiyan actually managed to see how devious and scheming Xia Ruya was just after seeing her a few times. Indeed, Si Yiyan was very impressive.
Si Yiyan nodded and said, “The more one tries to seek help from others, the more their greed will show. People who conceal their desires and ambitions are the most terrifying.”
In her previous lifetime, even her sharp and intelligent grandfather had been fooled by Xia Ruya and gave up on his biological granddaughter.