Chapter 502: Is Ning Shuqian Really Pregnant?
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Wen Xinya’s eyelids twitched and she instinctively tried to help her up. However, it was too late, for the tray had already been smashed into pieces. Ning Shuqian was already lying on the ground too.
“Ouch… it hurts! Xinya, how could you do this to me?” Ning Shuqian shrieked at the top of her lungs while clutching her stomach in pain and agony.
The commotion had caught the attention of many and everyone turned to look at them. Some even began walking towards them out of curiosity.
At this moment, Wen Haowen heard the din and hurriedly rushed over to see what was going on. Upon sight of Ning Shuqian lying on the ground in pain, he was greatly taken aback and momentarily stunned. The moment he recovered from the shock, he zoomed forward and squatted down to hold Ning Shuqian’s head up. He asked nervously, “Shuqian, Shuqian, how are you?”
Ning Shuqian turned as pale as a sheet and she grimaced in excruciating pain while breaking out in cold sweat. Sweat droplets trickled down her forehead and she clenched her jaw tightly with her eyes glassed over. Clutching her stomach in pain, she murmured, “It hurts, Haowen. My stomach hurts… the baby… my baby… ”
Although her voice was soft and muffled, lots of people around her heard her. They hurriedly stared at Ning Shuqian in disbelief.
There were barely any secrets in the circle, and everyone knew that Ning Shuqian had been undergoing artificial insemination treatments and ovulation injections.
However, there was barely any news in the past two years and everyone began to suspect if Ning Shuqian was really infertile. Could it be that she was really pregnant?
Wen Haowen walked towards her and placed his ear beside her lips, thinking that he had heard her wrong.
Ning Shuqian grabbed Wen Haowen’s arm tightly and said in a feeble voice, “My stomach hurts… it really hurts! My baby, my baby… Haowen, save our baby… ”
Given the look of anguish on Ning Shuqian’s face, no one doubted her words at all.
Wen Haowen’s eyes widened in shock and he questioned in disbelief, “What… did you say? You’re pregnant?”
Due to the fact that the artificial insemination and regular ovulation jabs seemed to have no effect on Ning Shuqian, he had already deduced that Ning Shuqian was infertile and hence, had been giving her the harsh treatment. Yet, she actually claimed to be pregnant.
He could not decide if it was real or not.
Ning Shuqian grabbed Wen Haowen’s hand tightly and said, “I… my period has been late for more than ten days and I only realized it today. Hence, I bought a pregnancy test kit and the results prove that I’m already pregnant. I was afraid that it might be an error, so I tried it with nine more test kits. However, I haven’t gone to the hospital yet, so I didn’t dare to inform you.”
It was unlikely that the ten positive pregnancy tests were merely a coincidence. Besides, the accuracy of pregnancy test kits nowadays was about 85%-95%. Hence, he felt that Ning Shuqian was definitely pregnant.
Momentarily dumbfounded, Wen Haowen asked, “Is… is this real?”
He was still in disbelief.
Grabbing onto his sleeve tightly, Ning Shuqian said, “I was initially… planning to tell you after the gala… Who… who knew, Xinya would do that to me…” Staring at Wen Xinya menacingly, she said in a terrifying and shrilling voice, “Wen Xinya, if anything happens to my child, I won’t forgive you.”
Wen Haowen finally realized that Ning Shuqian was really pregnant. However, he began to feel flustered again the moment he saw her pale face.
Ning Shuqian began bawling and wailing out loud. “Haowen… you must save our child. I went through so much hardship to conceive it, we can’t lose it…”
Ning Shuqian burst into tears, making Wen Haowen panic, though he gradually began to get more clear-headed.
Choking with sobs, Ning Shuqian spluttered. “Haowen, save my child. You know… how much effort I put into trying to conceive. You know how hard I tried and how much I suffered… I…”
Ning Shuqian turned even paler.
Xia Ruya teared up and said, “Wen Xinya, Uncle Wen and Aunt Ning went through painstaking efforts to get pregnant. You’ve been learning about medicine from Master Du Shinan and yet, you don’t possess the ethics and kindness of a doctor at all. How could you be so vicious?”
Flabbergasted, Wen Xinya stood rooted to the ground in fear and shock.
She took a deep breath and forced herself to calm down. Trying to put all the medicinal skills she had learned from Du Shinan to use, she carefully observed Ning Shuqian’s expressions and tried to deduce if she was really feeling uncomfortable.
However, Ning Shuqian did not seem to be faking the pain.
However, she was filled with uncertainty because Ning Shuqian did not undergo any fertility treatments in her previous lifetime.
Xia Ruya’s accusation was fuel added to the fire. It was a little known fact that Wen Xinya had been learning about Traditional Chinese Medicine from Du Shinan and by exposing it, Xia Ruya had completely stripped Wen Xinya off her chance to explain herself. Hence, everyone would think that her Traditional Chinese Medicine skills gave her the ability to tell that Ning Shuqian was pregnant and that she had decided to make Ning Shuqian fall because of that. It would be a valid conjecture since Ning Shuqian’s child would be a threat to her position as the successor of the Wen Family.
She had belittled Ning Shuqian, after all. She tried her best not to let her memory of the previous lifetime affect her judgment and yet, Ning Shuqian still managed to plot against her.
She took a deep breath and hurriedly tried to see if Ning Shuqian was actually pregnant. She walked towards Ning Shuqian, squatted down and tried to test her pulse.