Chapter 498: Jiang Shaofeng and Jiang Ruoyin
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At this moment, Jiang Shaofeng and Jiang Ruoyin walked towards them.
Jiang Ruoyin had exquisite makeup on her face and she was dressed in a red V-neck, bareback gown, accompanied by a lavish set of diamond jewelry. She appeared extremely beautiful and alluring. Perhaps because of her feud with Wen Xinya, Jiang Ruoyin was rather reluctant to attend the gala. However, she still showed her manners, even though she had a cold expression on her face.
Wen Xinya stood quietly beside her grandfather, gently swirling the glass of wine in her hand. Previously, Wen Haowen was extremely accommodating and submissive towards the Jiang family because he had the intention to use the Jiang family’s power to deal with the ambitious Xiao Family. Hence, he often sucked up to them and offered them great benefits. Yet, the Jiang family began disrespecting the Wen Family.
Later on, Old Mr. Wen ceased all cooperations with the Jiang family and the Jiang family instantly colluded with the Xiao Family to acquire Ai Shang Group, only to suffer heavy losses. They then became a second-class family.
Due to the poor management in recent years, the Jiang family had lost their place as one of the four major families, though they had been actively participating in events. It was surprising that they had shown up at the annual gala held by the Wen Corporation and Jiang Shaofeng had even brought Jiang Ruoyin along. Clearly, things were not as simple as they seemed.
Jiang Shaofeng smiled and bent forwards slightly, completely swallowing his pride. “So many years have passed and yet you’re still as impressive and glorious as you used to be, Old Mr. Wen.”
“All of you are so disrespectful. You keep making fun of me.” Old Mr. Wen jested with a straight face. However, he was not exactly welcoming towards the Jiang Family who had shown up uninvited.
Seemingly having sensed his coldness, Jiang Shaofeng hurriedly said, “Don’t say that, Old Mr. Wen, you’re in the pink of health. You’ll definitely live to a ripe, old age.”
Old Mr. Wen smiled and remained silent.
Jiang Shaofeng nudged Jiang Ruoyin awkwardly and said, “I heard that my daughter has had a feud with Miss Wen previously and I came uninvited today because I wanted my daughter to apologize to Miss Wen in front of you.”
“You don’t have to. This has already happened so long ago. There’s no point in mentioning it again. Besides, Xinya has always been a magnanimous person and she must have already forgotten about the past,” said Old Mr. Wen, who shifted his gaze to Jiang Ruoyin. She was standing beside Jiang Shaofeng with her head hung low and her purse in hand, grabbing tightly onto her dress with her other hand. She was clearly indignant and resentful.
Wen Xinya smiled and said, “Grandpa knows me best. I’ve never allowed irrelevant matters or people to bother me, so I’ve already forgotten about it long ago.”
Jiang Shaofeng merely wanted to reconcile with the Wen Family in a bid to get them to continue supporting the Jiang family. However, there was no free lunch in this world. The Jiang family had received lots of benefits from the Wen Family and yet, they still harbored ill intentions towards the Wen Family, and even tried to plot against them. They indulged in Jiang Ruoyin who constantly tried to harm Wen Xinya, as well as Madam Jiang’s acts of bullying towards Wen Xinya. Hence, it was impossible for the Wen Family to agree to reconcile with them, especially since they even tried to collude with the Xiao Family to acquire Ai Shang Group.
Feeling rather embarrassed, Jiang Shaofeng hurriedly smiled and said, “Old Mr. Wen, Miss Wen, please be magnanimous and let bygones be bygones. However, it’s indeed Ruoyin’s fault.” He then glared at Jiang Ruoyin sternly and ordered. “Ruoyin, apologize to Miss Wen, hurry.”
He sounded harsh and austere, causing Jiang Ruoyin’s heart to sink.
She looked up abruptly and exchanged glances with Wen Xinya, who was staring at her coldly in contempt and disdain.
She turned pale and instantly took a step back. She was filled with anger, disgruntlement, and resentment towards Wen Xinya.
Seeing that his daughter was not responding at all, Jiang Shaofeng nudged her again and said, “Ruoyin, why are you so insensible? Hurry and apologize to Miss Wen.”
“No… I don’t want to…” Jiang Ruoyin refuted while shaking her head profusely.
Wen Xinya smirked and thought to herself,
Old Mr. Wen combed his brow and turned to look at Wen Xinya. “Let’s go, I’ll introduce you to the directors of the Wen Corporation.”
“Sure!” Wen Xinya agreed with a nod. The Jiang family was so scheming that there was no way to prevent against them. Hence, she did not wish to be involved with them any longer.
Jiang Shaofeng hurriedly said, “Old Mr. Wen, don’t be in such a hurry to leave. Ruoyin has gotten used to being spoiled and pampered. Even though I’m her father, I still don’t know what to do with her sometimes.”
He then put on a look of agony.
Old Mr. Wen frowned slightly while remaining silent.
Wen Xinya held onto her grandfather’s arm and remained silent as well, thoroughly impressed by how submissive the Jiang family could get.
Jiang Shaofeng stared at Jiang Ruoyin sullenly in a bid to give her a warning.
Jiang Ruoyin bit her lip and glanced at Wen Xinya with tears in her eyes. “I’m sorry, Miss Wen. I was too insensible to have gone against you all the time in the past.”
“You’re being too polite, Miss Jiang. Like I said before, I’ve already forgotten about the past,” said Wen Xinya, who was surprised to see that Jiang Ruoyin had swallowed her pride. Most children of wealthy families had been taught the importance of family ever since they were young and would stick to those values, regardless of how spoiled and willful they might be. Besides, Jiang Ruoyin was no fool.
However, the apology had no effect on the Wen Family at all.
A sullen expression formed on Jiang Shaofeng’s face. Ever since he threw Wen Haowen out of the Jiang Corporation office tower, Wen Haowen had been going against the Jiang Family. Given how prideful Wen Haowen was, it would definitely be tough to favor him and please him again. Hence, Jiang Shaofeng decided to make Jiang Ruoyin apologize to Wen Xinya in front of Old Mr. Wen. After all, she was just a teenager, and an apology should be sufficient to ease the feud between the Wen Family and Jiang Family.
To his surprise, Wen Xinya did not give them any face at all and instead declined to accept Jiang Ruoyin’s apology.
Jiang Ruoyin grimaced and rebuked. “Wen Xinya, don’t you dare cross the line.” Resentment was written all over her face. After all, she was not as pretentious as Xia Ruya or Ning Yuya, both of whom could hide their emotions and swallow their pride for the sake of getting what they wanted.
“Miss Jiang, you’re making it sound too serious.” Wen Xinya retorted. She then looked at Old Mr. Wen and said, “Grandpa, weren’t you going to introduce me to the directors?”
Old Mr. Wen said smilingly, “Alright, I’ll take you to see them right now.”
Jiang Shaofeng and Jiang Ruoyin were at a complete loss for words. Jiang Ruoyin’s resentment and anger grew deeper as she watched them leave.
Jiang Shaofeng had a sullen expression on his face as well.