Chapter 486: How Xia Ruya Had Changed Over Two Years
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
The day after, Wen Xinya received a call from Aunt Zhou, who informed her to make a trip to the Zhishan Club.
Ever since Wen Xinya joined the Zhishan Club, she had been actively taking part in all the activities held by Zhishan Club. During the 6.5 magnitude-earthquake which took place in Yun Chuan last year, Wen Xinya took on the planning for disaster relief efforts with the guidance of Aunt Zhou. Although she had encountered lots of problems and difficulties, she still managed to achieve the agenda. Hence, she gained the recognition of Aunt Tang, who then granted her the privilege of becoming an official member of the club.
Her responsibilities had increased after since she became an official member.
Upon arriving at the Zhishan Club, Wen Xinya headed to her Aunt Tang’s office. She knocked on the door gently.
“Come in, the door isn’t locked,” said Aunt Tang. Wen Xinya then entered.
She was greeted with the sight of a cozy-looking Italian decor that was simple yet easy on the eyes. There was a large French window and a thin curtain that allowed the bright rays of the sun to enter the room, giving it a peaceful and tranquil vibe.
Tang Xiaowei and Zhou Huiyan sat on the couch with one leg crossed over the other, appearing extremely graceful. They seemed to be in the midst of a joyous conversation.
She could only see the back of the head of the person who was sitting opposite the couch.
“Xinya, hurry and take a seat here!” Zhou Huiyan said smilingly while waving at Wen Xinya.
Wen Xinya walked towards her with a grin. Upon sight of the person sitting opposite the couch, a sullen expression formed on her face.
Xia Ruya was extremely shocked as well, for she did not expect that Wen Xinya would be a member of the Zhishan Club as well. From the looks of it, she seems to be valued greatly by Teacher Zhou and Teacher Tang. It turns out… my plans are still foiled by Wen Xinya!
The abrupt discovery made her initial joy of joining the Zhishan Club vanish without a trace. She was filled with resentment towards Wen Xinya. She had gone through painstaking efforts and endured lots of hardship to hatch a plan to join the Zhishan Club and become a glorified member. To her astonishment… Wen Xinya managed to get this far so effortlessly.
She was exasperated, indignant, frustrated and disgruntled. What rights does Wen Xinya have to be ahead of me all the time? How am I in any way inferior to Wen Xinya who had led a wandering life for fifteen years? She’s nothing but a once gangster.
Xia Ruya smiled and greeted smilingly. “Xinya, long time no see! I didn’t expect that you’d be a member of the Zhishan Club.”
Her cheeks were rosy and time had clearly left its trace on her gaunt face, for her features had already developed and she was just like a lotus that had already bloomed. She looked much more beautiful and ravishing than she used to be.
She was dressed in a blue sweater and a cardigan, paired with a pair of bleached jeans that accentuated her lengthy legs. She looked extremely youthful and pretty, though less elegant.
Wen Xinya hid her emotions and nodded calmly. “It’s indeed been a long time since we met! I didn’t expect to see you here either.”
Ever since Xia Ruya’s scandal two years ago, Xia Ruya had been greatly affected, though she managed to win some sympathy and the understanding of the public. She had caught the attention of everyone and managed to save some of her reputation.
Even then, she had still suffered a great blow. Hence, she withdrew from school and went on a vacation for two years.
When Wen Xinya heard about her decisions, she could not help but find that Xia Ruya had made a smart move. She managed to get rid of society’s poor image of her and gained the understanding of the masses. By leaving the city, she would be staying away from all the news and giving the public some buffer time. As time passed, the matter began to blow over and people stopped talking about it.
Tang Xiaowei stood up and said smilingly, “Xinya, I shan’t introduce you to Ruya since you two already know each other. Ruya will become a member of Zhishan Club in the future too, just like you.”
Greatly taken aback, Wen Xinya stared at Xia Ruya and thought to herself, She actually became a member of Zhishan Club.
Noticing the look of surprise on her face, Zhou Huiyan could guess that she had a feud with Xia Ruya. She held her hand and said with a smile, “Ruya happened to be a music and art teacher at a slum in Yun Chuan when the earthquake happened last year. Due to her sharp senses, she managed to evacuate the students and brought them to a cave where they took shelter from the earthquake. She even actively participated in providing medical aid and took on the duty of counseling the massive number of victims. Even after the earthquake, she chose to stay behind and participated in the reconstruction works. We managed to carry out the disaster relief efforts successfully, all thanks to Ruya.”
“Oh, I see.” Wen Xinya held her breath and thought to herself, Xia Ruya is indeed very impressive. Turns out she had been visiting the slums in Yun Chuan and took on the role of a primary school teacher. Now that the news of her charitable acts had been broadcast, her reputation is going to be improved greatly.
She had also actively participated in the earthquake disaster relief efforts and did a huge part for the public. Everyone is just going to praise her for her kind deeds and forgo all of her past mistakes. Even the Zhishan Club has accepted her. Clearly… she’s extremely successful in restoring her reputation within two years and has made a place for herself in society.
Once she becomes a member of the Zhishan Club, she’ll gain recognition from society and no one will mention her past ever again. Even if they do, they will praise her for being resilient.
Xia Ruya stared at Wen Xinya and hid all her emotions beneath the tears in her eyes stealthily. “Teacher Zhou, I only did my duty. I’m actually starting to think that I could have done a better job.”
Staring at the look of bashfulness on Xia Ruya’s face, Wen Xinya realized that she no longer looked as pitiful or weak as she used to be. Instead, she even looked prettier and much more mature, especially after all that she had experienced in these two years.