Chapter 489: Treating Her as a Whetstone for Growth
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The media published reports about Xia Ruya becoming a member of the Zhishan Club the following day, causing an uproar amongst citizens in the city, for it had been long since they heard her name.
The Zhishan Club was the central power of the city and lots of wealthy and influential nobilities yearned for a chance to climb the social ladder using its clout. Lots of tycoons wanted to use the Zhishan Club’s influence to their aid and expand their social network and connections so as to generate more wealth. The elites of society desperately wanted to use the influence of the Zhishan Club to bring them to the peak of success.
Becoming a member of the Zhishan Club would bring about fame and economic benefits.
However, everyone was astonished to hear that Xia Ruya had become a member of the club since they had not been recruiting any members in the past ten years.
The matter about Xia Ruya staying in Yun Chuan for two years had also been exposed together with photos of her teaching in the slums of the mountain areas in Yun Chuan. There were also photos of her covered in soil from head to toe while trying to save the victims who were trapped in the mud, as well as some of her following the rescue team and carrying boxes of medical kits on her shoulders and treating the injured. There were even photos of her giving children some counseling…
How many wealthy heiresses could swallow their pride like Xia Ruya did?
In no time, the entire Z Nation was touched by Xia Ruya.
Some people again brought up Xia Ruya’s scandal as well as her virginity report. However, the comments were soon drowned by those of netizens who stood up for Xia Ruya.
Xia Ruya finally cleared her name and restored her reputation using her wits and devious schemes. She had even brought herself some fame in society.
Wen Xinya continuously read the reports about Xia Ruya on the internet while her temples began to throb. “Xia Ruya never fails to surprise me,” she remarked.
Si Yiyan glanced at the reports and said, “These posts became viral overnight. I’m certain that Xia Ruya has something to do with that. She’s trying to use her status as a member of the Zhishan Club to clear her name, for she knows that they will definitely help her.”
Wen Xinya agreed with a nod. “At such a juncture, no one would think that she had done any manipulation to these posts. After all, she has garnered lots of attention after becoming a member of Zhishan Club, and it’s a matter of fact that the reporters are trying to scour for more news about it.”
Si Yiyan looked down at her with a sullen expression on his face. “Xia Ruya must have returned to the city prepared. Look, not only did she manage to clear her name, she even became a member of the Zhishan Club. She has also secured a footing in society. I’m afraid it might be difficult to deal with her from now on.”
A gloomy austerity loomed over Wen Xinya’s face and she said, “This is what I’m concerned about too. I saw Xia Ruya at Zhishan Club yesterday and she has changed a lot. She’s no longer as puerile and spoiled as she used to be. Two years in Yuan Chuan have changed her completely. Not only does she know how to put her merits to her advantage, she even knows when to stop and retreat. She’s no longer that Xia Ruya that resorted to playing the sympathy card all the time.”
She could not help but be reminded of the scenario yesterday when she met Xia Ruya. It was as if Xia Ruya had concealed all her emotions deep beneath her teary eyes and she exuded a massive confidence and elegance, as if no one could break her facade and pretentious front.
She saw the 28-year-old Xia Ruya from the previous lifetime in the current 18-year-old Xia Ruya.
Within just two short years, she seemed to have aged and matured ten years. Wen Xinya could not help but feel terrified.
Unlike Wen Xinya who had gone through a rebirth, Xia Ruya did not have the memories of two lifetimes and she had accumulated her experience from enduring hardship and struggling to survive. She had built her path towards success with her bare hands.
Xia Ruya was destined to be Wen Xinya’s jinx.
Si Yiyan smiled and said, “Adverse conditions can shape one into a better person. Xia Ruya would definitely grow and mature under those harsh conditions. However, you’ve also been progressing, so you don’t have to feel threatened because of her. Just take her as a whetstone for your growth.”
Wen Xinya looked up and said smilingly, “Si Yiyan, you’re really great at comforting others.”
It’s true! If it weren’t because of Xia Ruya’s compelling actions and scheming ways, Wen Xinya wouldn’t have grown so much in such a short period of time. It was indeed better to view things from an objective viewpoint.
Si Yiyan chuckled and said, “That’s just the truth. Xia Ruya has just joined Zhishan Club and regained her reputation. She’s definitely eagerly trying to build a strong foundation for everything she has now and she probably won’t have the time to deal with you for now. However… you ought to be wary of that stepmother of yours. Throughout the past two years, she has been keeping a suspiciously low profile. You’d better be cautious.”
“You’re right, the person I ought to be most careful about now is Ning Shuqian,” said Wen Xinya, who recalled meeting Ning Shuqian in the Wen Family home a few days ago. She realized that Ning Shuqian had been laying exceptionally low, and the way she stared at Wen Xinya was rather terrifying.
Si Yiyan stared at her developed features which were refined and exquisite. She had grown much more mature after two years and was just like a pearl which became brighter and glossier after being polished by time.
He was suddenly reminded of the time when he brought her out for a meal of seafood two years ago, during which they found a pearl in one of the oysters. She was still wearing the pearl.
After a moment of silence, Wen Xinya said, “Xia Ruya made a major comeback after lying low for two years and managed to clear her name and become a member of the Zhishan Club. Do you think the fire within Ning Shuqian is enough to rock the world?”
Shaking his head, Si Yiyan answered, “Ning Shuqian has only decided to keep a low profile for two years because she feels threatened. I’m guessing that she’s trying to secure her position in the Wen Family.”
Wen Xinya frowned slighly and said, “She wants to secure her footing and take it out on me. The Wen Corporation’s New Year Celebration is taking place soon, and it’s a major event that takes place annually. Not only are the overseas high-level executives going to be invited, but the business partners of the Wen Corporation are also going to be included in the guest list as well. Ning Shuqian will definitely make use of this if she’s trying to get up to any tricks.”
Ning Shuqian would only get the chance to take action during such major events.
Si Yiyan said composedly, “You must be prepared for the possible moves that Ning Shuqian might pull. She has lied low for two years and she definitely has made some preparations. Besides, now that Xia Ruya is back, she’s going to have another helper.”
Wen Xinya nodded with a sullen expression on her face. Xia Ruya was best at getting up to scheming tricks and it was almost impossible to guard against her.