Chapter 520: The Coming-Of-Age Ceremony Is to Be Extravagant!
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“Xinya, come here,” Old Mr. Wen said, breaking the silence in the living room.
His cold and stern voice gave Wen Haowen and Ning Shuqian a great shock. No one expected that Old Mr. Wen would be at home. Didn’t that mean that Old Mr. Wen had witnessed everything that took place just now?
Ning Shuqian felt a sudden chill down her spine and began to wonder what Old Mr. Wen was thinking.
She felt that she was too careless. Having lived outside of the Wen Family home for more than half a year, she had long forgotten how careful she ought to be around Old Mr. Wen. She shouldn’t have taken such a big risk.
After glancing at Ning Shuqian, who had a look of regret on her face, and the angry Wen Haowen, Wen Xinya turned around and headed upstairs.
By the time she snapped out of her trance, she had already arrived at Old Mr. Wen’s study, where the door was left ajar. She then knocked gently on the door and entered before he even answered.
Old Mr. Wen was sipping on some tea while sitting in front of the coffee table, seemingly deep in thought.
Old Mr. Wen placed the teacup down on the table and said to her smilingly, “Come, take a seat here!”
Wen Xinya walked towards him and picked up the teacup on the coffee table to pour Old Mr. Wen some tea. “Grandpa, what’s the matter?”
Old Mr. Wen sipped on the tea slowly and said, “What are your opinions about me letting your father and Ning Shuqian move back in with us?”
Remaining calm and composed, Wen Xinya answered, “Now that Aunt Ning is pregnant, it won’t be convenient for her to stay outside. And there’ll be people to take care of her in the old mansion. After all, she’s carrying the flesh and blood of the Wen Family. There can’t be any mistakes.”
An icy cold gaze formed in Old Mr. Wen’s eyes and he stared at her austerely. “I want to hear the truth from you.”
Wen Xinya remained calm despite the terrifying way that Old Mr. Wen was staring at her. She picked up the tea equipment on the teapoy 1 and began making some tea with finesse.
Staring at his dauntless granddaughter who managed to stay composed while making some tea, Old Mr. Wen could not help but be impressed by her gracefulness. She exuded a posh elegance and did not seem to let anything distract her at all. Her tea-brewing skills had increased tremendously within just three years.
After brewing the tea, Wen Xinya tilted it to pour some into Old Mr. Wen’s cup. “Grandpa, have a taste of the tea I just made.”
Old Mr. Wen grabbed the teacup and took a sip. “Tranquil, faint, clear, refined, fragrant! An excellent cup of tea!”
She had already answered his question with her actions. She should have been the one who had the most opinions and objections about Ning Shuqian moving back into the Wen Family home. Yet, she could still brew such excellent tea. It was clear that she could stay calm.
Words could deceive others, but tea wouldn’t.
He could not pick on her meticulously-planned response.
Wen Xinya smiled and said, “Good that you like it, Grandpa!”
Her genuine and sincere smile seemed to have undermined his words.
Xinya seemed to have changed a lot all of a sudden. She was much more well-tempered than before.
Suppressing his doubts, Old Mr. Wen said calmly, “I know you’ve suffered a major blow because of your father and Ning Shuqian moving in. I only came to a decision after much consideration.”
He could not help but sigh softly…
Old Mr. Wen initially thought that he had finally found a successor. However, now that Ning Shuqian was pregnant, he was looking forward to the birth of the child.
Wen Xinya said calmly, “Grandpa, I have my own considerations.”
Old Mr. Wen nodded and said, “You’re right. I’ve been suspecting that something was fishy about Ning Shuqian’s pregnancy and I secretly checked up on it too. However, it’s verified that she’s really pregnant.”
Wen Xinya remained silent with a frown on her forehead, refusing to make any comments about the matter. Instead, she waited patiently for Old Mr. Wen to complete his sentence.
Staring at her calm expression, Old Mr. Wen said, “There’s no doubt that Ning Shuqian is trying to use her pregnancy to bring herself more benefits. Ever since she announced her pregnancy in public at the gala and embarrassed you, I can tell that she’s just using her child. After some thought, I decided to let them move back home in order to prevent her from manipulating your father into doing things that would harm the Wen Family. It’s better to have her within our field of vision. Besides… she’ll at least be afraid of me.”
Wen Xinya agreed with a nod. “You’re right, Grandpa.”
It was indeed appropriate to put the Wen Family’s interest first.
Old Mr. Wen tried to search for other emotions in her expressionless face, but… to no avail. “Your father and Ning Shuqian have lived outside for two years and you’ve also seen how strained our relationship is. Ning Shuqian has been manipulating him and things have become ridiculously outrageous. He holds 15% of the Wen Corporation’s shares and if this goes on, the Wen Corporation is going to be affected adversely.”
Wen Xinya nodded, for she had understood that. “It’s better to keep Father in sight.”
Old Mr. Wen looked at her in admiration and awe, extremely pleased with the tacit understanding they had. He smiled and changed the subject. “You’ll be turning eighteen in about a month. Ever since you reunited with the Wen Family, you’ve never had a lavish birthday celebration. We must hold an extravagant one this time.”
Wen Xinya said smilingly, “It’s your call, Grandpa.”
Old Mr. Wen was just trying to comfort her and tell her that Ning Shuqian’s child had yet to pose a threat to her position.
Old Mr. Wen said, “How about we leave the matters about your coming-of-age ceremony to Soaring Public Relations company? I heard that coming-of-age ceremonies are popular among young people nowadays. When the time comes, get Soaring Public Relations company to throw a lavish banquet and we’ll let everyone know that my granddaughter is becoming an adult.”
Wen Xinya was greatly taken aback. Coming-of-age ceremonies were important to youths, and once the ceremony was held, it meant that they’d brought pride and joy to their families.
The fact that Old Mr. Wen had decided to hand the organization of the ceremony over to Soaring Public Relations company meant that he was indirectly trying to tell everyone not to doubt her identity as the successor of the Wen Family.