Chapter 509: Si Yiyan, Are You Angry?
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
After ending the call, Wen Xinya took a deep breath and walked out of the hospital. The biting cold sent a shiver down her spine and she instinctively shrugged her shoulders, only to discover that she was still dressed in the silver gown she had worn to the gala. It was made out of thin fabric, leaving her shoulders exposed. It was not enough to shield her from the cold at all.
Just as she was about to collect her car from the car park, she felt a sudden warmth around her shoulders and she was pulled into a warm embrace. She looked up to meet the eyes of Si Yiyan, which were dark as the night sky.
Wen Xinya hugged him and asked coquettishly, “What brings you here?”
“I found out that you were hospitalized, so I came specially to see you.” Si Yiyan raised her chin gently, forcing her to hold his gaze. Staring at the palm mark on her face, he raised his brows and exuded a commanding aura.
He then shifted his gaze to the bloodstains and scratch marks on her chest, after which his lips pressed tightly together and a sullen expression formed on his face.
“Si Yiyan, I…” Wen Xinya murmured. However, she could not bring herself to finish her sentence after seeing how commanding Si Yiyan looked. She began blaming herself for being incompetent.
Si Yiyan gently lifted the jacket on her shoulders, only to see that her porcelain skin was covered in welts and bruises from Old Mrs. Wen’s attacks. His pupils constricted and he began breathing heavily.
“Didn’t you promise that you wouldn’t let anyone hurt you again?” Si Yiyan questioned sternly with an intense austerity in his eyes.
“I won’t next time…” said Wen Xinya, who knew that she was at fault. She hung her head low in guilt, for she had indeed made such a promise to him when Wen Haowen hit her head previously.
Si Yiyan did not take any pity on her at all. Instead, a menacing expression formed on his face and his eyes were just like a black hole, full of danger and mystery.
Feeling rather flustered and anxious, Wen Xinya grabbed his hand and pleaded pitifully in a coquettish tone. “Don’t be angry at me, alright? I did promise you but… accidents are inevitable sometimes…”
Her voice began to fade gradually, and she slowly became more and more guilty. She hung her head low and continuously tried to glance at Si Yiyan using her peripheral vision.
However, Si Yiyan remained still and stared at her coldly.
Wen Xinya felt a cold shiver down her spine and hurriedly hugged his arm and exclaimed, “Don’t get angry! I’ll be very careful next time… I really will. I’m not lying to you. I promise…”
Si Yiyan gently retracted his arm and stared at her sullenly.
Wen Xinya was stunned by his terrifying gaze. Ever since the day they met, she had known about how cold he could be. However, she had never expected that he would ever treat her in such a hostile manner.
She was suddenly plagued with an uneasy feeling and felt rather aggrieved. She had been feeling extremely tense throughout the gala, for fear that the slightest blunder would cause dire consequences. Yet, she still could not ward against Ning Shuqian’s scheming plot against her, nor could she stop Wen Haowen from being relentless towards her.
Indeed… she had been spoiled rotten by Si Yiyan, so much that she could not take the slightest bit of harsh treatment.
Si Yiyan asked, “Wen Xinya, I know you want to become stronger and be in charge of your own destiny. But do you know what it takes to be a competent and strong person?”
Wen Xinya was greatly startled by the question, to which she had no answer.
Si Yiyan stared at her and said sternly, “You’re smart, rational, resourceful, full of wisdom and tenacity. You don’t lack determination or resoluteness. But you lack self-confidence, the key ingredient to success.”
Wen Xinya stared at him in shock and disbelief.
Self-confidence… Si Yiyan is right. I ended up in a tragic plight in my previous lifetime because of how dense and pathetic I was, so much that I was disapproved by the Wen Family.
Hence, she was well aware of how important the approval of the Wen Family was to her. Hence, in this lifetime, she gradually began making her decisions based on Old Mr. Wen’s opinions and hence, ended up losing her self-confidence. She had set a boundary for herself and guarded it closely, not allowing anyone or herself to break it.
She was so cold to Wen Haowen that she did not carry any hopes of being close to him at all. However, she chose to accept all his scoldings.
She also chose to tolerate Old Mrs. Wen’s overbearing ways.
Si Yiyan sighed and continued, “Xinya, I don’t believe that you still carry any feelings for the Wen Family. You’re always tolerating their harsh treatment and suffering in silence. Although you may succeed by being very cautious with every step you take… it’s only a matter of time before you get defeated by reality.”
The Wen Family would implicate her sooner or later.
Wen Xinya shuddered uncontrollably due to the immense shock and bewilderment. The coldness of the marble floor below her feet seemed to have penetrated through her skin and moved up her bones, all the way into her heart.
Noticing that something was amiss about her, Si Yiyan nudged her and said, “Xinya!”
Wen Xinya took a few steps back and looked up at Si Yiyan. Although she wanted to say something, she could not speak because of the chilliness.
The charming gaze in Si Yiyan’s gaze instantly vanished and he stared at Wen Xinya, the veins on her face almost visible underneath the bright light.
Wen Xinya forced a lopsided smile. It turns out… she thought that she had escaped her destiny in her previous lifetime. Yet, she was actually still in square one.
The so-called growth and success were just false images created by money.
She felt just like a paper tiger, fragile and weak.
She closed her eyes slowly. By the time she opened her eyes again, she was greeted with a glimmer of light.
Wen Xinya, you’re going to turn eighteen very soon!
By then, you’ll be an adult.
So… from now on, you must learn how to truly grow and welcome your coming of age.