Chapter 444: Those Who Have Sinned Deserve to Die
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“Xia Ruya, you can’t keep up with that pure, kindhearted and noble facade anymore, can you?” said Wen Xinya, who strutted into the convention hall, the sounds of her stilettos knocking against the hard ground filling the air. The sounds became increasingly audible as Wen Xinya approached her, making her feel as if her pride was being trampled on. Her heels were so sharp that they could pierce through her heart and cause her to bleed profusely.
She stood up slowly. Her legs had already gone numb because of the extended period of time that she had been squatting for. She glanced at the door to see that Wen Xinya was still dressed in purple and appearing as noble and beautiful as ever. Xia Ruya’s heart wrenched in pain.
She watched as Wen Xinya approached her domineeringly, step by step. It was as if she had invaded her territory and was mocking her for being in a disheveled and pathetic plight.
She clenched her jaw tightly and stared at Wen Xinya, who had overflowing resentment in her eyes. “Wen Xinya, you’re the one who set me up, aren’t you? If it weren’t because of you, I wouldn’t end up in such a plight now!”
Wen Xinya walked towards her, her slender body moving gracefully with a look of disdain in her eyes. She sneered. “You’re maligning me. I didn’t frame you. I’ve at most aggravated the situation. As the saying goes, true blue will never stain. If you’re really innocent, you wouldn’t go to such extreme means to prove your innocence using a virginity test report.”
Upon hearing Wen Xinya’s words, Xia Ruya felt a strong urge to rush forward and rip her lips into shreds. She guffawed menacingly and teared up. “You should know whether I’m innocent or not. You’re the one who has led a wandering life for fifteen years and became a gangster. I wonder if you can take the publicity that the media will give you.”
Wen Xinya’s past had become her only Achilles’ heel. Xia Ruya could not help but feel agonized, for her only resort was to retaliate with the remaining of her ruined reputation. She could not exactly defeat Wen Xinya.
Wen Xinya glared at her derisively in contempt. Xia Ruya’s beauty began to fade and the ugliness of her soul began to show. “Clearly, I can withstand more pressure and mockery than you. I managed to prove my innocence after the news of my scandal broke out and even cleared my name during my homecoming party, unlike you…”
She sounded extremely sarcastic.
“Shut up! You’re well aware that those reports are false and that I’m innocent. You were the one who framed me.” Xia Ruya barked, staring at her menacingly, appearing a little deranged. Wen Xinya’s words had struck a sour note within her. Wen Xinya had indeed managed to clear her name and give the media a stern warning, so much that none of the media companies had dared to mention a word about her past again.
Yet, the only thing Xia Ruya could do to achieve her goals was to employ such a self-destructive method.
She finally realized how inferior she was compared to Wen Xinya.
Wen Xinya stared at the grimace on her face. Xia Ruya could no longer keep up with her usual pretense. She no longer looked as pretty and innocent as she used to, and was instead vicious and menacing. Her true colors had finally begun to show. “Xia Ruya, those who sin don’t deserve to live. You claim that I framed you, but since when did I do so? If you didn’t collude with Ning Yuya to plot against me during Zhou Tianyu’s birthday party, you wouldn’t have ended up harming yourself and getting embroiled in this scandal. You’re now getting a taste of your own medicine and bearing the consequences of your own actions.”
Xia Ruya was at a momentary loss for words. Her eyes were bloodshot and full of resentment and viciousness.
Wen Xinya glared at her coldly. Xia Ruya looked just like an evil witch. “Xia Ruya, do you know why you ended up in such a horrible and sorry state?”
Xia Ruya stared at Wen Xinya, who was exuding a strong sense of superiority and glaring at her condescendingly. She used to be in Wen Xinya’s position. Yet, all she could see in Wen Xinya’s eyes was the reflection of her pathetic and disheveled self. She had been put through endless humiliation, and it was as if her soul had been tainted too.
Wen Xinya chuckled sarcastically and glared at her coldly. “It’s all because of… your excessive obsession with your reputation. You tried too hard to create a false image of perfection. Although you’d gain lots of compliments for being perfect, you’d also receive endless criticism for each tiny flaw. You’d ruin the image you’ve painstakingly built and everyone’s fantasy about you would be destroyed. They’d find it unacceptable. No matter how squeaky clean your image is, all humans have a vicious side and someone is bound to stain you.”
Xia Ruya took a few steps back, questioning herself repeatedly. Her mind was sent into a state of turmoil and she was beyond confused. It was as if she was stuck in a maze and at a loss for direction.
It was the exact outcome that Wen Xinya was hoping for. She wanted Xia Ruya to be confused and strike her while her guard was not up. Wen Xinya continued, “Also… your vanity is part to blame too. You’re no longer the heiress of the Wen Family, and yet, you still treat yourself as Miss Wen. You continue to mingle in the social circle that you don’t belong to. Indeed, you’ve been living gloriously because of that reputation. But… have you ever thought about this? You harbored intentions that you shouldn’t have, and people like you often end up in a horrible plight. One must know their place. Xia Ruya, you ought to learn how to stay in your own lane.”
Feeling as if her soul had been ripped out of her body and baked under the sun, Xia Ruya screamed at the top of her lungs, “Wen Xinya, you must be here to mock me, right? You’re here to see how pathetic I’ve become!”
Wen Xinya smiled and admitted. “You’re right, I’m here to see how much of a joke you’ve become. I’m just learning from you.”
“You… ” Xia Ruya quivered uncontrollably in exasperation. Her body was just like a thin and fragile flower shaking in the wind.
“What can you do about me?” Wen Xinya taunted. She walked forward and glared at her coldly in a domineering and overbearing manner, looking formidable and intimidating.
Xia Ruya staggered backward and lost her balance, causing her to fall onto the ground, the excruciating pain making her grimace uncomfortably.