Chapter 531: Xinya, You Do Have Lots of Medicinal Recipes, Don’t You?
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Wen Xinya returned to the Wen Family to see that Old Mrs. Wen and Ning Shuqian were guffawing loudly over something that Xia Ruya said.
They looked extremely harmonious.
When Wen Xinya entered the living room, the group fell silent instantly and a sudden tension filled the air. As if Wen Xinya was an intruder.
Ning Shuqian grabbed a cup of fruit tea that had been brewed specially for her and began drinking it.
“Hmph!” Old Mrs. Wen humphed in displeasure, not bothering to even look at Wen Xinya.
“Xinya, you’re back…” Xia Ruya said, the smile on her face stiffening and vanishing the moment she saw Wen Xinya.
Recalling the several times she tried to foil Xia Ruya’s and Ning Shuqian’s plans, Wen Xinya guessed that Xia Ruya would definitely not sit back and do nothing. Just like she had expected…
What is Xia Ruya doing here at the Wen Family? What tricks is she getting up to?
She immediately tensed up and became much more vigilante.
Xia Ruya smiled and said, “Xinya, come and sit here! We were just talking about Aunt Ning’s prenatal checkup at the hospital yesterday. Aunt Ning was suddenly feeling uncomfortable and in a moment of panic, Uncle Wen actually barged straight into the gynecologist’s office together with Aunt Ning and begged for the doctor to help Aunt Ning check her womb… Don’t you find that hilarious…”
Xia Ruya again burst into laughter.
Old Mrs. Wen and Ning Shuqian followed suit.
Their continuous laughter made Wen Xinya seem like an outsider who had been alienated.
Wen Xinya suddenly realized that Xia Ruya was merely trying to make her feel alienated and tell her that… she may be the biological daughter of the Wen Family, but she would never be able to replace Xia Ruya’s place in the hearts of the Wen Family members.
In her previous lifetime, Xia Ruya had used the same method to push Wen Xinya over the edge and caused her to end up in a pathetic state. However, in this lifetime… the same tricks were not enough to scare Wen Xinya, who did not take it to heart at all.
Just as Wen Xinya was about to leave, Xia Ruya suddenly looked at Ning Shuqian and asked, “Aunt Ning, what did the doctor say about your pregnancy during your prenatal checkup yesterday?”
Staring at the tender expression on Xia Ruya’s face, Ning Shuqian’s eyes lit up and she said with a fake frown, “The doctor said that there’s nothing wrong with my pregnancy for now, though my health has been adversely affected by the longterm administration of ovulating jabs and fertility treatments. Besides, I’m also at high risk since I’m older than the average expectant mother. Since I’m weaker and in poorer health, the doctor suggests that I nourish my body as much as possible.”
Upon hearing her words, Old Mrs. Wen’s expression stiffened and she asked, “What do we do then? Auntie Wu and Mother Wang have been cooking dishes according to the recipes given by the nutritionist. Yet, they don’t seem to work at all. Did the doctor mention how you can nourish your body?”
Old Mrs. Wen understood that Ning Shuqian had experienced lots of side effects from the ovulation medicine, and she even dreamed of Ning Shuqian suffering a miscarriage from just drinking a glass of cold water.
Ning Shuqian shook her head and said, “The doctor said that I just have to take more nutritious food and avoid those that are too coldy or heaty. I have to gradually nourish my health through a proper diet. However, he did not mention exactly how I should go about that.”
Ning Shuqian’s words made Old Mrs. Wen extremely worried.
With a look of worry on her face, Xia Ruya looked at Wen Xinya and said, “Xinya, didn’t you learn about Traditional Chinese Medicine from Grandpa Du? I heard that you’ve also learned about some herbal recipes from Miss Du. You must have lots of recipes, don’t you?” Seemingly afraid that Wen Xinya would deny, she added, “Ever since Grandpa Wen was discharged from the hospital after passing out, he had been consuming the herbal soups that you brewed, in order to nurse himself back into health. I heard from Grandpa Wen that Grandma Wen’s heart disease had also been cured after consuming the soups based on your recipes.”
“I do have some herbal recipes,” said Wen Xinya, who stopped in her tracks and looked up calmly.
Indeed, Xia Ruya’s moves were terrifying. She actually thought of such a vicious way to deal with Wen Xinya. If anything were to go wrong with Ning Shuqian after drinking the herbal soups based on her recipes, even Old Mr. Wen wouldn’t be able to save her. Yet, if she didn’t give them any recipes, she would be deemed as being cold and heartless if Ning Shuqian were to face health problems. Even if Old Mr. Wen understood her difficulties, he would begin to suspect her.
Staring at Wen Xinya smilingly, Xia Ruya said, “I heard that your recipes come from Master Du and Miss Du. If you could contribute and help Aunt Ning nurse her body back to health, she’ll definitely give birth to a child for the Wen Family safely.”
Wen Shinya stared at Old Mrs. Wen hesitantly.
“Ruya is right. The recipes from Du Xinlin and Miss Du are rare to come by. Xinya, since you have some of their recipes, take them out! If you dare to keep and hide them from us, your Grandfather is not going to spare you,” Old Mrs. Wen warned. Xia Ruya’s words had reminded her of how much her complexion had improved ever since she started taking the herbal soups that were brewed using the recipes given by Wen Xinya. Her mahjong mates had also said that she looked ten years younger and even asked for the cosmetic products that she had been using, thus making her beam with joy.
Wen Xinya shifted her gaze onto Old Mrs. Wen and said calmly, “Grandma, I do have several recipes that were invented by Master Du and Miss Du. However, they’re only suitable for individuals who are already healthy. Now that Aunt Ning is pregnant, she shouldn’t be taking so much medicine.”
Upon hearing Wen Xinya’s words, Ning Shuqian teared up and said pitifully, “Xinya, I know there had been some misunderstanding between us which caused you to be wary of me. I hereby apologize to you. Please help me! It took me so much effort to get pregnant, I can’t let anything happen to this child…”
Xia Ruya hurriedly comforted. “Aunt Ning, don’t cry, the doctor said that you must stay positive and keep yourself happy. Otherwise, you might affect the fetus.”
Upon hearing her words, Ning Shuqian stopped crying and instead started sobbing.
Xia Ruya stared at Wen Xinya. “Xinya, just help Aunt Ning out. At the end of the day, Aunt Ning’s child is still your half-sibling. You… can’t be that cold and heartless as to leave her in the lurch.”
A sullen expression formed on Wen Xinya’s face upon sight of the act that Xia Ruya and Ning Shuqian had staged. They made it seem as if Wen Xinya was unwilling to share the recipes and did not care about the Wen Family’s flesh and blood.