Chapter 503: Testing Her Pulse
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
As soon as she leaned towards Ning Shuqian, Wen Haowen pushed her away and gave her a tight slap in a moment of pique. “Bastard, what are you trying to do? Your Aunt Ning is pregnant with the Wen Family’s flesh and blood. How could you be so vicious?”
The loud sound of the slap filled the air.
Everyone widened their eyes in shock and stared at the scene before them while the reporters hurriedly snapped photos.
The impact made Wen Xinya’s head cock towards the side and she blushed red with blood flowing down her fair and flawless chin continuously. Her blood droplets were like broken beads that fell and rolled all over the ground.
“Father, regardless of whether you believe me or not, Aunt Ning’s fall has nothing to do with me.” She then shifted her gaze onto Ning Shuqian who was all shriveled up and wincing in pain. “I’ve learned some medicinal techniques from Grandpa Du before. Let me take Aunt Ning’s pulse. I’ll see how her condition goes.”
Wen Xinya’s calmness made everyone doubtful about the situation.
Everyone in the circle knew that Wen Xinya and Ning Shuqian were not on good terms with each other.
Wen Xinya probably wouldn’t be so silly as to touch Ning Shuqian during the annual gala!
However, Wen Haowen had long lost his rationality. His mind was sent into a state of frenzy when he stared at the pale and feeble Ning Shuqian. All he could think about was the loss of his child. He flew into a rage and barked. “Bastard, you’re not that kind!”
Xia Ruya cried, “Xinya, I know you’ve been holding a grudge against Aunt Ning because she caused Aunt Mo’s death. That’s why you’ve constantly been going against Aunt Ning ever since you reunited with the Wen Family. How could you be so cruel as to kill a life?”
Xia Ruya’s statement and accusation were valid. After all, Mo Yunyao had died from premature labor because she had found out about Wen Haowen’s and Ning Shuqian’s affair, and hence, was greatly agitated. Anyone would bear a grudge against someone who killed their mother.
Besides, Ning Shuqian’s daughter Ning Yuya was chased out of the Wen Family and sent abroad just two days after Wen Xinya’s homecoming party. It was also a matter of fact that Wen Haowen and Ning Shuqian moved out soon after.
Staring at Xia Ruya calmly, Wen Xinya retorted. “Xia Ruya, how did you know that I bear a grudge against Aunt Ning because of my mother’s death? What evidence have you got to prove that? Did you witness me pushing her with your very own eyes? Miss Xia, mind you, you’re a member of Zhishan Club now. I believe Zhishan Club will definitely do something about you accusing me without any solid proof.”
Xia Ruya was at a sudden loss for words. Staring at the tears in Wen Xinya’s eyes, she felt a sudden fear. She had gone through painstaking means to become a member of Zhishan Club and she would be suffering a huge loss if it were to cause the authorities of Zhishan Club to be displeased with her.
Wen Haowen was further angered when he saw how composed Wen Xinya was. Glowering at her menacingly with reddened eyes, Wen Haowen rebuked. “You bastard. Do you think that I don’t know what you’re thinking? You’re just worried that you’ll no longer be the successor of Wen Corporation if your Aunt Ning delivers safely. You’re afraid that our unborn child will pose a threat to your status.”
Wen Xinya stared at Wen Haowen calmly and said, “Father, Aunt Ning doesn’t seem to be in a good condition. Something might happen if we keep delaying her treatment.”
Wen Haowen’s initial anger grew into panic and anxiety.
Wen Xinya took the chance to squat down beside Ning Shuqian and grabbed her wrist.
Although she had never treated any patients while she was learning from Du Shinan, he had imparted some knowledge about pulses to her and she could test if Ning Shuqian was pregnant just by feeling her pulse, though she was no expert.
At this moment, Ning Shuqian’s pulse was erratic and rapid. It did feel like the pulse of a pregnant woman, though Wen Xinya could not tell exactly, perhaps because she was too early in her pregnancy or Wen Xinya simply lacked knowledge in reading pulses.
Just as she tried to grab Ning Shuqian’s other wrist, Wen Haowen snapped out of his trance and pushed Wen Xinya away. “Wen Xinya… you’re not allowed to touch her. If anything happens to our child, I won’t let you off easily. By then, even your grandfather can’t save you.”
Wen Xinya said calmly, “Aunt Ning’s blood is over-nourished. It’s probably because of her excessive intake of tonics. That’s why she’s feeling an immense discomfort in her stomach. You’d better hurry and send her to the hospital.”
During the early stages of pregnancy, one ought to avoid blood-nourishing foods and tonics, for they would increase the chances of miscarriage. Ning Shuqian had probably been taking lots of health supplements and tonics because she was afraid that the fertility treatments would affect her body adversely. They were also the reason why her pulse became erratic.
Wen Xinya was behaving way too composedly, so everyone began to believe her. After all, one ought to nourish their bodies and health after undergoing artificial insemination and receiving ovulation injections. Most of the wealthy ladies at the gala were mothers and hence, were well aware of what went on during pregnancy. They could not help but begin to feel doubtful since Wen Xinya was so well informed despite being an underage girl.
Wen Haowen suddenly recalled that Ning Shuqian had indeed been taking Bird’s Nest soup, fish maw, and ginseng tonics regularly. Hence, he was apprehensive of Wen Xinya’s words.
Upon hearing Wen Xinya’s words, Xia Ruya snapped out of her trance and hurriedly said, “Uncle Wen, send Aunt Ning to the hospital first. If we keep delaying, something might happen…”
She then bit her lip, unable to complete the rest of her sentence.
Wen Haowen suddenly recovered from his shock and picked Ning Shuqian up in his arms before dashing out of the banquet hall.
Old Mr. Wen’s announcement of Wen Xinya being the successor of the Wen Corporation seemed just like a joke now, and a slap to Wen Xinya’s face.
Once Ning Shuqian was confirmed pregnant, Wen Xinya would no longer be the only successor. In fact, she might even be stripped off her title.
Everyone stared at Wen Xinya doubtfully.
There were even some people who began gossiping amongst themselves.
The gala was ruined by Ning Shuqian’s fall and became chaotic. The Wen Xinya who was standing proudly and gloriously beside Old Mr. Wen earlier on now seemed extremely pathetic because of Ning Shuqian’s pregnancy.
Wen Xinya stood rooted and watched as the guests cast their cold gazes and looks of disdain onto her, causing her to appear pathetic and lonely. She wiped the blood off from her mouth slowly, completely ignoring the reporters who were snapping away in a frenzy.