Chapter 537: Ning Shuqian Is Stuck
Atlas Studios Atlas Studios
Ning Shuqian tried to use her fake pregnancy to deal with Wen Xinya. After several failed attempts, Xia Ruya had finally seen clearly that Wen Xinya was no longer the same person that she used to be. She was no longer the Wen Xinya who did not have a stable position in the Wen Family and the upper-class society.
She had gained the recognition of Old Mr. Wen using her own abilities, so much that even Ning Shuqian’s child could not pose a threat to her. She had also built her own social circle and established her own network of connections.
Once a lie was told, it would have to be covered up by numerous lies.
A sullen expression formed on Ning Shuqian’s face, her overbearing resentment making her look extremely terrifying. “Wen Xinya, you little bitch. She’s actually so difficult to deal with. I was initially planning to use the herbal recipes to sow discord between her and the Wen Family. Yet, she actually took the chance to take advantage and retaliate against me.”
Ning Shuqian broke out into cold sweat at the thought of Wen Xinya’s suggestion to have Du Ruo take her pulse, which the Wen Family had agreed to. She even had a nightmare last night, during which the Wen Family found out about her fake pregnancy and Old Mr. and Mrs. Wen berated her while Wen Haowen flew into a rage and divorced her. In the end, she was chased out of the Wen Family and ended up having to work in a nightclub. She then developed lots of sexual diseases and was thrown onto the streets, stark naked.
She was jolted awake during the nightmare, drenched in cold sweat.
“We’ve truly belittled Wen Xinya. She’s become much more scheming in the past two years,” Xia Ruya said while staring at the grotesque expression on Ning Shuqian’s face.
Throughout the twelve years that Ning Shuqian had been living with the Wen Family, she had been trying her best to imitate Mo Yunyao’s graciousness and hide her boorishness. Having lived in luxury for eighteen years, the privileged environment gave her a sense of superiority and she had gradually begun acting like a wealthy lady. However… even then, she could not hide her true nature.
Although Ning Shuqian did not wish to accept that truth, she had no choice but to admit that Xia Ruya was right. Suppressing her resentment, Ning Shuqian said, “Thank god you were quick to react and managed to save me using Master Luo Le. However… after this, Father-in-law is definitely going to be displeased with me. It’s going to be harder and harder to sow discord between Father-in-law and Wen Xinya.”
After some thought, Ning Shuqian realized that hers and Wen Haowen’s lives had gotten much better ever since they moved back to the Wen Family home. Although Old Mr. Wen was still blowing hot and cold to Wen Haowen, he was no longer as stern or harsh as before. She believed that Old Mr. Wen would definitely become soft-hearted as long as they continued to work hard and get into his good books.
After all, Wen Haowen was still the flesh and blood of Old Mr. Wen and Wen Xinya could not replace him at all. Without Old Mr. Wen’s support, Wen Xinya would be easily manipulated by Ning Shuqian.
However, now that Old Mr. Wen was displeased with her, Wen Haowen would definitely be implicated and Xia Ruya’s plan was foiled.
Xia Ruya took a deep breath and calmed herself down. She said, “We’re in a dangerous predicament now. We should be thinking of how to resolve the issues involved with your fake pregnancy and not how to deal with Wen Xinya. Old Mr. Wen may no longer suspect you for now, but he definitely still has his doubts. Wen Xinya has always been scheming, and since she already knows that you’re faking your pregnancy, she’ll definitely do whatever she can to expose you.”
Ning Shuqian’s resentment towards Wen Xinya had made her lose her rationality. All she could think about was how to deal with Wen Xinya, so much that she had forgotten about such an obvious and crucial problem.
After a moment of bewilderment, Ning Shuqian smirked smugly and said, “Even if Wen Xinya knows that my pregnancy is fake, what can she do? You’ve already handled all the matters at the hospital and Lin Mengxue is not going to spill the beans either. It’s impossible for Wen Xinya to expose me. If she doesn’t know any better and decides to spout nonsense to Father-in-law, I’ll make her make a fool out of herself and be too ashamed to hold her head high again.”
Xia Ruya had always been on close terms with the son of the Central Hospital’s director. Hence, she had already requested for him to open a new profile for Ning Shuqian and erase all history of the contact between her and Lin Mengxue. Lin Mengxue had been in charge of all of her medical history and records ever since she got “pregnant”.
Since she held evidence against Lin Mengxue, Lin Mengxue definitely wouldn’t spill the beans about her matters and thus was not at all worried.
Xia Ruya frowned and said, “It’s better to be wary. One can never be too careful. Once Old Mr. Wen drops his suspicions about you, you must hurry and frame Wen Xinya for the loss of your child. You don’t want there to be more problems that might occur if we delay any longer.”
Wen Xinya was not one to sit back and do nothing. Since she knew that Ning Shuqian’s pregnancy was fake, she would definitely do something about it. Xia Ruya could not help but be ill at ease, for she felt that things were slowly getting out of control.
Ning Shuqian nodded, feeling a little hesitant despite finding her words to have made sense. “But…”
Xia Ruya interrupted. “I know what you’re thinking. We’ve gone through such painstaking efforts to hatch such a plan and yet, it ended up in vain. I’m feeling as indignant as you are. However, it’s no longer up to us. We don’t have a choice. Even if we can’t give Wen Xinya a fatal blow, we’ll be able to make the Wen Family detest Wen Xinya. Once that happens, we can slowly think of a way to deal with her.”
Gritting her teeth in anger, Ning Shuqian grimaced and said, “We’ll let that little bitch off for now.”
“How are the arrangements for Yuya to return home going?” asked Xia Ruya, who was relieved that Ning Shuqian did not act rashly and let her resentment get the better of her. Ning Shuqian was the greatest pawn that Xia Ruya could make use of to deal with Wen Xinya. Hence, she definitely had to do whatever it took to save her.
Ning Shuqian said, “I did bring it up to your Uncle Wen before, but he only said that he would give it some consideration. I didn’t force him to make a decision, so I’m planning to talk to him about it again when the time is right.”
The fact that Wen Haowen did not object straight away meant that there was still a chance for Ning Yuya to return. However, she could not be too deliberate about it, lest she makes Wen Haowen feel repulsed.
Xia Ruya nodded and said, “We’d better bring Yuya home before Wen Xinya’s coming-of-age ceremony. There might be unpredictable changes.”
Ning Shuqian answered with a nod, “Got it.”