Chapter 488: An Utterly Shameless Person Will Have No Foe
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Everything was then settled. Wen Xinya headed to the member management department and registered her membership. After receiving her authorization, she left the Zhishan Club.
Wen Xinya headed to the underground garage to collect her car, a silver Maserati—a gift from Si Yiyan. It was a limited edition Maserati. There were only a total of fifty of them produced in the entire world. Sales were invitational, and only the wealthiest and most prestigious tycoons of the world were offered a chance to purchase the car. Si Yiyan had sent the Maserati to the Fiat Chrysler Headquarters for modification. It had also met the VR8 safety standards set by NATO.
This model was different from other Maserati models which were extravagant sports cars. Instead, it was elegant, posh, beautiful and majestic. It was the most classy model of all sports cars.
There were still a few months to go before Wen Xinya turned eighteen and she had already obtained her driver’s license with the help of the Wen Family. She also had begun driving around on her own a month ago.
At this moment, an elegant yet crisp sound filled the air in the silent underground car park.
Wen Xinya turned around slowly to see that Xia Ruya was walking towards her with a smile on her pretty face. “Xinya, I didn’t expect that we would both become members of the Zhishan Club. Do guide me along.”
Wen Xinya stared at Xia Ruya’s extended hand which was still as slender, fair and beautiful. Wen Xinya smiled and held the tips of her fingers. “Of course I will. After all, I’ve been in the club for a longer time than you. Hence, I know Zhishan Club better than you. Besides… thanks to you, I’ve already become an elite member of the club and I rank superior to you.”
As soon as Wen Xinya finished speaking, she took out her handkerchief and wiped her hands nonchalantly before dumping it into the rubbish bin nearby.
Xia Ruya’s face stiffened upon sight of her graceful actions. Although they were beautiful, they were derisive, and it was obvious that Wen Xinya was merely mocking her. She could sense the animosity even though Wen Xinya had a smile on her face and was rather polite with her words. It was unbearable.
Wen Xinya smirked and sneered. “You actually went to Yun Chuan two years ago. Tsk, tsk, tsk! I really can’t imagine such a spoiled crybaby like you undergoing all the hardship in Yun Chuan. I really take my hat off to you. You’d actually resort to all means to get what you want.”
Xia Ruya smiled slowly like a flower and said, “I didn’t think I’d be able to tolerate those harsh living conditions at all. Perhaps, it was that earthquake that changed me and made me realize how small everything else is. Even crying doesn’t help.”
Wen Xinya nodded and agreed. “You’re right, but… ” She scanned Xia Ruya from head to toe and said coldly with a smirk, “You do look much darker than you used to be, and your skin seems to have gotten much rougher.”
“I may have gotten more tanned, but I’ll become fair again soon enough,” said Xia Ruya, who had a slightly austere expression on her face. Indeed, she had realized that she had gotten tanner and her skin had become rougher too. She secretly spent two months taking care of her skin and undergoing beauty whitening treatments in order to return to her initial fairness. Yet, Wen Xinya actually embarrassed her openly.
Wen Xinya nodded and said, “You must have suffered a lot throughout these two years…” She then glared at Xia Ruya in disdain and continued, “However, it’s worth it since it gave you a place in the Zhishan Club. Don’t you think so?” Wen Xinya began chuckling sinisterly.
Her soft chuckle was derisive and condescending. It sounded like nails on a chalkboard to Xia Ruya, extremely piercing and unbearable. Xia Ruya said calmly, “You’re right, I didn’t think that I’d become a member of Zhishan Club in such a short amount of time. Clearly… it does pay to be kind.”
Wen Xinya stared at her in amusement, as if she had just heard the greatest joke on earth. “Xia Ruya, are you hearing yourself? You really have the audacity to run your mouth casually. You’ve indeed done some kind deeds, be it out of sheer goodwill or not. However, I know you too well, Xia Ruya. You have a hidden agenda and motive for everything you do, and you’ll resort to any means to achieve them.”
Xia Ruya smiled and said, “Xinya, you don’t actually have to say such mean things to me. Others are just going to think that you’re bitter and jealous of me. As the heiress of the Wen Family, you’re going to ruin your own reputation by making such comments.”
Wen Xinya smirked and gibed. “You actually have the cheek to say such words. How thick-skinned of you. You’re far more shameless than I had imagined. Why aren’t you pretending to be an innocent Saint now? Why are you chiding me?”
Xia Ruya remained calm and composed as if Wen Xinya’s words had no effect on her at all. “Xinya, you don’t have to try and spite or provoke me by saying such things. There are plenty of chances for us to work together in the future. If you don’t have the right mindset, it’d be a disadvantage to you as well.”
I took over Wen Xinya’s previous assignments. Someone so scheming like Wen Xinya definitely won’t let me take over smoothly. Hence, I must remind her on the spot, lest she gets up to any funny tricks.
Wen Xinya said with a sullen expression, “I don’t need you to remind me. I can separate work from personal issues. Instead of worrying about me getting in the way of you taking over the project, you should worry about yourself instead! You don’t even know clearly how things run in the Zhishan Club and yet you’ve accepted such a difficult task. Do you really think you can perform it well? If anything happens, don’t try and blame me for it.”
Xia Ruya looked at her, at a complete loss for words. Her tear-filled eyes were full of resentment.
Wen Xinya opened the car door, got inside the car, and started the engine before beginning to reverse it.
Xia Ruya hurriedly took a few steps back to prevent herself from being knocked down. However, she could not avoid the pungent odor of the gas coming out of the exhaust pipes.
She covered her nose and looked at the front to see that Wen Xinya’s car made a beautiful turn before vanishing out of sight. She was beyond exasperated.