Chapter 533: Ning Shuqian Shot Herself in the Foot
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Old Mrs. Wen, who had berated Wen Xinya for being selfish and vicious, was at a loss for words.
Noticing that Ning Shuqian had a cold and sullen expression on her face and the menacing smirk on Xia Ruya’s face, Wen Xinya thought to herself, They’re being too naive if they think that this is the end of it.
Wen Xinya had always been one to take revenge where it was due. How could I possibly tolerate letting Xia Ruya and Ning Shuqian plot against me time and time again?
Wen Xinya took out the pile of notes that Zhong Rufeng had compiled and given to her.
Mother Wang informed her to go downstairs for dinner at half-past six in the evening.
After packing up her notes, she headed to the living room.
Xia Ruya was seated next to Old Mr. Wen in the living room and talking to him about something, during which Old Mrs. Wen would occasionally chime in. Old Mr. Wen had a tender expression on his face while Ning Shuqian was seated next to Wen Haowen and enjoying his care and affection.
At this moment, Old Mr. Wen looked up and waved at Wen Xinya. “Xinya, come here and take a seat.”
Xia Ruya paused in her speech, unable to complete the rest of her sentence and appearing a little uncomfortable.
Wen Xinya sat down beside Old Mr. Wen smilingly.
Just as Xia Ruya was about to continue the conversation, Old Mr. Wen looked at Wen Xinya and said, “I heard from Mother Wang that you’ve been staying in your room to revise for your final year examinations. What an obedient child! Although your academics are important, you must have a work-life balance too.”
Xia Ruya’s smile vanished and she swallowed the rest of her words. She bit her lip as if it could help her feel less awkward.
Wen Xinya looked at Xia Ruya and smirked smugly. It’s time Xia Ruya gets a taste of her own medicine, and understand how it feels to be ignored and awkward. “Grandpa, I know what to do. Besides, Brother Zhong has already given me a set of revision notes. It’s not difficult for me to revise.”
Zhong Rufeng had given her lots of help in her academics and he was also the reason why she could become the outstanding heiress of the Wen Family.
Old Mr. Wen nodded in satisfaction and said, “That may be the case, but studying is always difficult. Not only do you have to oversee the arrangements of your coming-of-age ceremony lately, but you also have to prepare for your final year examinations. You’ve been put under so much stress lately. I’ll get Mother Wang to brew you some soup every day from tomorrow onwards. You must be in the best shape and state of mind before your examination.”
Wen Xinya agreed. “Thank you, Grandpa.”
Old Mr. Wen patted her hand and said, “But, don’t give yourself too much pressure either. Just do your best.”
He was well aware of how outstanding and capable Wen Xinya was, and that her academic results were just a number. Even if she didn’t do well in her final year examinations, the Wen Family’s power and wealth could still land her in her ideal university. No one in the circle would say anything about it either.
“Grandpa, I know!” Wen Xinya agreed gladly. The effects of the health supplements that Du Ruo had given her were starting to show after long term consumption.
Xia Ruya could not find a chance to intervene at all. She bit her lip and her face stiffened. She could not help but be reminded of the time when Wen Xinya moved home three years ago. Back then, she had also spoken to Old Mr. Wen while Wen Xinya sat quietly by the side like an alienated outsider.
Within just three years, the tables had turned.
She could not help but feel awkward, indignant and exasperated about getting the cold shoulder.
Seemingly reminded of something, Wen Xinya said, “Grandpa, there’s something I have to discuss with you about.”
Noticing how serious she looked, Old Mr. Wen smiled and said, “Feel free to tell Grandpa. You don’t have to worry about anything.”
Wen Xinya shifted her gaze onto Ning Shuqian.
Ning Shuqian’s body stiffened and she looked up to meet Wen Xinya’s eyes which were as dark as pools of ink. Seeing the mysterious look in her eyes, she felt a sudden cold chill down her spine. She could not help but shiver and be filled with an ominous feeling.
Seemingly having guessed something, Xia Ruya glanced at Ning Shuqian and broke out into cold sweat.
Just what is Wen Xinya trying to do?
Wen Xinya said, “Grandpa, Aunt Ning asked me for some herbal recipes previously, so as to ensure a smooth delivery. However, Aunt Ning is now pregnant and I didn’t dare to agree to it so casually. Hence, I suggested that Du Ruo come over to take Aunt Ning’s pulse and formulate a recipe that’s suitable for her. However, Aunt Ning refused to agree to it. After giving it some thought, I felt that I ought to inform you about it since it concerns the Wen Family’s bloodline. After all, it’s a good thing to let Du Ruo take Aunt Ning’s pulse.”
Since Xia Ruya and Ning Shuqian were trying to sow discord between me and the Wen Family and make Grandpa suspect me, I shall pay them back in their own coin and make Grandpa start doubting Ning Shuqian.
Upon hearing Wen Xinya’s words, Ning Shuqian got the goosebumps and her eyes widened in shock, her pupils continuously dilating and constricting. She did not expect that Wen Xinya would inform Old Mr. Wen about the matter. If Old Mr. Wen were to insist on letting Du Ruo take Ning Shuqian’s pulse, her fake pregnancy would be revealed and she could imagine how terrible the consequences would be. Even Wen Haowen would not forgive her and she would be chased out of the Wen Family.
If she were to vehemently refuse to let Du Ruo take her pulse and go against Old Mr. Wen’s wishes, she would cause Old Mr. Wen to be displeased with her and start suspecting that her pregnancy was fake.
No longer able to control her own emotions, Ning Shuqian glowered at Wen Xinya, wishing she could rip her mouth apart.
This Wen Xinya is actually so vicious as to make use of that old man to deal with me.
Xia Ruya’s heart began pounding rapidly and she felt as if she could not breathe at all. Wen Xinya is indeed very formidable. She managed to drive Ning Shuqian into a corner with just a few words. I can totally imagine how angry Ning Shuqian is now.
I’ve indeed belittled Wen Xinya.
Wen Xinya was born to be my jinx, and everything I do will be ruined by her. Xia Ruya could not help but be overwhelmed with resentment.