Chapter 514: Aunt Ning, It’s Time Yuya Comes Home
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Ning Shuqian soon calmed herself down. Indeed, they had far greater plans than this. She had initially only planned to reveal her pregnancy during the gala, and she only decided to frame Wen Xinya because she happened to run into her.
Wen Xinya chuckled and said, “Aunt Ning, Wen Xinya’s status as the successor of the Wen Corporation has now become unstable. Even if she gets to take part in the management of the Wen Corporation after she turns eighteen in a short while, she’s no longer the rightful successor. No one will bother showing her respect. By then, it’ll be much easier for us to deal with her. Besides… Wen Xinya will have to take her final examinations in a few more months. We’ll take the chance to get her upset and disrupt her peace. Once she’s distracted, she won’t be able to do well in her examinations. That’d be good for us too.”
It was mandatory for the successor of a major corporation to be incredibly outstanding. If other heirs in the circle were to do badly in their final examinations, they would at most be sympathized by others and there would not be much effect on them since they had already built a strong reputation for themselves. However, it was different for Wen Xinya who had a shameful past. She was destined to have to work several times harder than the rest, in order to achieve her goals. The slightest failure would result in her efforts going to waste.
She and Ning Shuqian had planned to deal with Wen Xinya by letting her know the importance of Ning Shuqian’s pregnancy. They had hatched that plot two years ago.
She looked at Ning Shuqian with a look of sympathy. If Ning Shuqian could actually give birth to the Wen Family’s flesh and blood, it would be a fatal blow to Wen Xinya.
Had she known earlier, she wouldn’t have instigated someone to ruin the function of Ning Shuqian’s womb and result in fertility problems when the latter was going for vaginal care treatments.
Back then, all she wanted was to secure her place in the Wen Family and remain as the only successor. She wanted to be the only daughter of the family and enjoy all the love and attention of her father and grandparents. Who would have known… that she ended up paving the way for Wen Xinya.
Xia Ruya was filled with exasperation at the thought of it.
Ning Shuqian sneered. “You’re right. Wen Xinya thought that I would have no way to deal with her just because I don’t have a supporter now. How naive and foolish of her.”
She had been waiting patiently for two years, just for the arrival of this moment.
However, Xia Ruya did not agree with her. Xia Ruya said worriedly, “Aunt Ning, Wen Xinya has always been cunning and sly. She may have read your pulse during the gala, but she’s not going to believe that you’re pregnant that easily. She’ll definitely find a way to investigate this matter. How are the arrangements with the hospital? Nothing should go wrong, right?”
She refused to believe that Wen Xinya would believe Ning Shuqian so easily. However, Ning Shuqian was the one who had made arrangements and communicated with the staff of the hospital. Although she trusted Ning Shuqian’s scheming nature, she was still rather worried.
A look of smugness formed in Ning Shuqian’s eye and she was suddenly reminded of her secondary school classmate, Lin Mengxue, who was also her main physician. She said, “Don’t worry, nothing will go wrong.”
Xia Ruya felt a sense of relief. She stared at Ning Shuqian, whose beauty had vanished after two consecutive years of continuous artificial insemination and ovulation treatments. Her skin had become looser and her complexion had grown dull. Hence… she could not help but admit that hatred was indeed terrifying. It was strong enough to compel someone to give up their beauty for the sake of achieving their agenda.
Xia Ruya held her hand and said sweetly, “Aunt Ning, that may be the case, but you’ve paid a huge price this time. In order to make Wen Xinya believe that you’re really pregnant, you didn’t mind taking plenty of nourishing tonics and supplements so that your pulse would become slippery and erratic. Those things have taken a great toll on your health.”
Ning Shuqian had also noticed how haggard she looked, and her resentment towards Wen Xinya grew stronger. “This amount of sacrifice is nothing as long as I can deal with that bitch Wen Xinya.”
Xia Ruya frowned, for she realized that she still needed to make use of Ning Shuqian to get close to Wen Haowen. Hence, she said, “Aunt Ning, that may be true but… Uncle Wen is the only person in the Wen Family who treats you well now. As the CEO of Wen Corporation, Uncle Wen is rich, handsome, powerful and of high status. Lots of women are after him. You must be careful.”
Slightly stunned, Ning Shuqian instantly realized that Wen Haowen had indeed been staying out rather often throughout the past two years. All of a sudden, she felt threatened and instinctively touched her haggard face. How was she supposed to keep him devoted to her with her hideous looks?
“But of course, Uncle Wen is true to you. I only said that because I don’t want you to make a major loss because of something minor,” Xia Ruya said with a sullen expression on her face. Ning Shuqian was an intelligent person and she had been married to Wen Haowen for fifteen years. Needless to say, Ning Shuqian understood him well and knew how to manipulate him. Hence, Xia Ruya need not worry.
Ning Shuqian nodded and the tension in Xia Ruya’s face eased up. “You’re right. There are lots of brazen hussies waiting to bed your Uncle Wen. If it weren’t because of his devotion to me, he would have fallen for them. I really have to be more careful.”
Now that Wen Haowen thought she was pregnant, she had to rack her brains to think of a way to keep Wen Haowen devoted.
Having attained her goals, Xia Ruya said, “Aunt Ning, Yuya has been overseas for more than two years. It’s going to be three years in another few months. Should we think of a way to let her come home? I can’t help but feel upset and terrible at the thought of her living abroad all by herself. I had a video call with her a few days ago and she had gotten visibly thinner.”
“You mean…” Ning Shuqian’s eyes widened in shock and her heart began pounding rapidly. It had been almost three years since Ning Yuya went abroad, and Ning Shuqian had only visited her once. Due to the fact that she was afraid that Wen Haowen would fool around behind her back when she was away, she only stayed for two days before returning back home. She recalled how miserable Ning Yuya was when she was bawling loudly in her arms and begging to go home, desperately wanting to stay with Ning Shuqian.
Staring at the look of puzzlement on Ning Shuqian’s face, Xia Ruya held her hand and said gently, “Dealing with Wen Xinya is secondary. I hope… you will reunite with Yuya, Aunt Ning. Don’t be separated from her again. Even if Yuya committed a few mistakes, she’s already been punished enough.”
Ning Shuqian suddenly became much more clear-headed and said agitatedly, “Why didn’t I think of this? Your Uncle Wen thinks that I’m really pregnant now, so he’s become very compliant towards me. Your Uncle Wen will definitely agree to let Yuya come home now.”
In the past two years, she had repeatedly mentioned about letting Ning Yuya return home. However, Wen Haowen had painstakingly gotten rid of the stigma of raising someone else’s daughter. Hence, he had been refusing to concede.
Xia Ruya smiled and said, “I thought so too.”
Ning Shuqian beamed with joy at the thought of the possibility of her own daughter whom she had given birth to coming home after a few years. She wished she could call Ning Yuya and inform her of the good news.